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March 5, 2011
Greg Steiner is President of Kaman Aerospace Corp. He spoke with Rotor & Wing in the lead-up to Heli-Expo about various topics, including some insights on company founder Charles H. Kaman, who passed away on January 31 at age 91. Rotor & Wing: We were all saddened to hear about the passing of Charles H. Kaman. Please describe how his legacy and influence have shaped the company and contributed to...
February 3, 2011
Kaman Corp. founder Charles H. Kaman, noted helicopter pioneer, humanitarian and inventor, died on Jan. 31. He was 91. At age 26, he founded Kaman Aircraft Company in 1945 in the garage of his mother’s home in West Hartford, Conn. Among the breakthroughs credited to the company’s early rotorcraft designs include the first gas turbine-powered helicopter, twin-turbine-powered helicopter, remotely...
February 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters JSC has completed consolidating all of the country’s helicopter manufacturing and service entities. As part of the final stage of a process to “centralize control functions” that began in 2008, the UIC Oboronprom subsidiary acquired 75 percent of Rostvertol, increasing its equity in the...
February 1, 2011
Risk management firm Det Norske Veritas has registered Columbia Helicopters to the EN/AS9110 aerospace quality standard. The certification will allow Columbia to increase its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO)...
January 13, 2011
A close look at documents from the U.S. National Transportation Board (NTSB) and a company it’s placing much of the blame on for a 2008 helicopter crash reveals a sharp contrast in viewpoints from the government investigators and the operator—Perkasie, Pa.-based Carson Helicopters—as to what led the Sikorsky S-61 to fall from the sky. With all the “he said, she said”...
December 27, 2010
Russian Helicopters has completed the first long-haul flight of the Mi-38. The second prototype...
December 13, 2010
William Coultas, the co-pilot in a 2008 Carson Helicopters-operated crash of a Sikorsky S-61 in Oregon, is claiming that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) came to the wrong conclusions...
October 1, 2010
Two U.S. west coast Kaman K-MAX operators are keeping busy in recent weeks. Kirkland, Wash.-based Rainier Heli-International’s K-MAX (shown here) helped contain the Bull...
September 1, 2010
REBTECH, the Bedford, Texas-based division of REB Technologies, has hired James Garrett (left) as new vice president of operations. He has more than 40 years’ experience in instrument manufacturing and repairs. Garrett received crew station lighting certification from the Aerospace Lighting Institute in 1987. Erickson Air-Crane or Portland, Ore. has appointed David Ford as vice president of aircraft...
August 26, 2010
The civilian rotorcraft market is expected to remain diverse with the bulk of all new deliveries arriving from mature production lines, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan. The report says the industry witnessed unprecedented growth in the global sales of civil rotorcraft from 2004 through 2008. However, as 2008 ended, the...
August 23, 2010
Cutting edge technology will be on show during this year’s Helitech, which takes place at Airport Cascais, near Estoril in Portugal from 5 to 7 October. Bose will be demonstrating its recently launched A20 Aviation Headset. The A20 boasts greater noise reduction capability—vital when cockpit noise levels can reach 105 dBA. Enhancing comfort has also been taken into consideration by using the...
August 11, 2010
Portland, Ore.-based Erickson Air-Crane has hired David Ford as vice president of aircraft...
July 1, 2010
International Aviation Safety Consultant Greg Feith took Summit attendees through an informative review on...
June 1, 2010
Aurora, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters has deployed two additional Model 234 Chinooks to Papua New Guinea for petroleum exploration missions. One of the...
May 1, 2010
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has placed an order with Eurocopter Canada for three EC130B4s. The helicopters will...
May 1, 2010
Forecast Intl’s new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” projects a need for more...
April 1, 2010
Columbia Helicopters has a new chairman who understands the goals and aspirations its late founder, Wes Lematta—his wife Nancy. He passed away in December at age 82, but Lematta’s succession plan was in place long before that. “The leadership won’t change because I’ve taken cues from Wes, and having been married for 47 years, I pretty much know how he wants it,” Nancy...
April 1, 2010
Coverage from HAI’s Heli-Expo 2010 in Houston is spread throughout the April issue. This page feautres wrap-ups from the many AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky announcements. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland CEO Guiseppe Orsi. Photos by Ernie Stephens Possibly the biggest announcement from AgustaWestland during Heli-Expo was the unveiling of the Grand New, a version of the Grand with an...
March 1, 2010
Oregon’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has designated Erickson Air-Crane a SHARP...
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