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March 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL AgustaWestland and India’s Tata Sons have struck a joint venture to set up an AW119 final assembly line in India. The deal was formalized at the Aero India air show on February 12, 2009, when AgustaWestland CEO Giuseppe Orsi and Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the deal, the joint venture company will handle AW119 final assembly, completion and...
March 1, 2009
Military — Bell Helicopter delivered its ninth OH-58D Kiowa under the Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract for the U.S. Army. Military — The Government of Estonia approved the purchase of a third AW139 to perform SAR, medevac and border patrol duties for the Border Guard. Military — The Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota light utility...
March 1, 2009
The Chattering Class Gets Nervous I recently ran into one of my counterparts at an aviation industry gathering, and his remarks to me were profoundly disturbing (well, what passes for profound among publishing’s "chattering class," anyway). Because I don’t particularly enjoy the company of lawyers, I won’t print this person’s name. Upon entering this crowded, noisy...
February 20, 2009
Aero Dynamix reports that it has earned Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificates for the Sikorsky S-76C and...
February 16, 2009
The Teamster’s union that represents Sikorsky’s 5,100 employees at its plants in Connecticut and Florida, reports that its members...
February 9, 2009
Helicopters have been called in to fight the raging brushfires that have devastated the landscape and several entire towns northwest of...
February 9, 2009
Sikorsky’s X-2 experimental aircraft successfully completed the first test of its pusher prop on Feb...
February 3, 2009
C-Quester of Weybridge, Surry in the UK believes it has come up with a system that will allow helicopters to reseed devastated forest lands. The system...
February 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Hiller Aircraft Manufacturing Company and the Shanxi Xinhaisheng Trade Company signed an agreement to begin producing civilian helicopters by the close of 2009 with the goal of...
February 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL In a deal that Eurocopter is hailing as the first order "for a wind farm maintenance helicopter in the UK," Bond Air Services has purchased an EC135 for maintenance work at the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm. Currently under construction, the Greater Gabbard offshore wind farm will consist of 140 Siemens 3.6MW wind...
February 1, 2009
Dramatic shoot-outs, fast chases and spectacular explosions are just a regular part of a not-so-regular occupation. You’ll have to go through several hundred titles at your local video store before you’ll find one movie that didn’t use a helicopter or show one. Sure, there are flocks of helicopters appearing in war pictures and secret agent films, but don’t forget about the other...
February 1, 2009
It’s time to see what it takes to put on the largest helicopter show in the world! Each year, the Helicopter Association International (HAI) hosts Heli-Expo, the helicopter industry’s premier rotorcraft show. And what a show it is! The instant visitors step through the door they enter the helicopter world’s equivalent of Emerald City. Flashing lights twinkle from every direction...
January 23, 2009
Once again, the night sky is filled with the sound of helicopters circling farmers’ endangered winter crops in Belle Glade, Fla. as they use the downwash from...
January 20, 2009
Today, Eurocopter released its sales figures for 2008, which showed it fully met its objectives for the year. The...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 13, 2009
China Aviation Industry Corp will build a $1.2 billion commercial helicopter plant in the northern port of...
January 7, 2009
To learn about a Robinson helicopter, one must read its pilot’s operating handbook. To learn about the people who fly them and put them to use, one should read the newly released book entitled Robbie: The Robinson...
January 1, 2009
The Three Little Angels of Spending This month, we bring you our R&W Annual Report. And as you probably saw during your initial flip-through, it contains two sections. The first is called "Executive Outlook," which contains comments and predictions about the helicopter industry as seen by the people in the corner offices. There’s also a part called "Company Profiles," a...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
January 1, 2009
Simplex Manufacturing is committed to providing premier aviation products to the field of Fire Management, Agricultural Applications, Emergency Medical Response, and now Power Line Maintenance. With over 63 years of expertise, the Simplex team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support worldwide. SMC is entering its 64th year of engineering and manufacturing excellence. The company is...
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