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October 28, 2010
Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight AgustaWestland announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI2, is the second of three test aircraft that will...
October 28, 2010
Frost & Sullivan: The Global War against Terrorism Drives the U.S. Military Helicopter Market http://www.prlog.org/10992315-frost-sullivan-the-global-war-against-terrorism-drives-the-us-military-helicopter-market.html Prince William Completes His First SAR Shift...
October 1, 2010
Quoting the article “Defence spending in a time of austerity,” in the Aug. 26, 2010 issue of The Economist, “The fighter is an endangered species. One threat comes from success: in Iraq and Afghanistan, Western forces have been uncontested in the air, if not on the ground, so sophisticated fighters seem less relevant … The aircraft that American field commanders most clamour for is...
October 1, 2010
Interview with Col. Eric K. Fippinger Deputy Commander, 3rd U.S. Marine Corps Air Wing (Forward) Marines from 9th Engineer Support Battalion, 3rd Marine Logistics Battalion, prepare to board a CH-53 Super Stallion on September 2. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361 is one of the major personnel and cargo transport units for 3rd MAW (Forward). USMC Sgt. Deanne Hurla Andrew Drwiega, Rotor & Wing...
October 1, 2010
A recent multi-agency disaster exercise, a simulated earthquake in Liverpool in the United Kingdom, has also acted as an opportunity to confirm a newly formed concept called the Combined Silver Air Cell (CSAC). The recently held Exercise Orion proved the concept and CSAC training and Tactics, Techniques and Procedures (TTPs) are now being added to national standard operating procedures and will be taught...
October 1, 2010
The Horizontal Situation Display-Hover (HSDH) displays hover reference symbology and steering cues, allowing the user to maintain precise orientation to the surface during challenging, complex and dynamic hovering and external load missions in adverse or nighttime conditions, such as brownout. The operator can analyze a hover reference point (small home plate symbol), velocity and acceleration cues, hover...
October 1, 2010
On Sept.15, 2010, Sikorsky Aircraft’s X2 Technology demonstrator flew at a speed of 250 knots true airspeed in level flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Reaching 250 knots accomplished the program’s ultimate speed target. The milestone, reached during a 1.1-hour flight, is an unofficial speed record for a helicopter. The demonstrator also reached 260 knots...
September 27, 2010
Eurocopter took the wraps off its new Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept on Monday. The prototype for the helicopter—the X3—flew for the first time on Sept. 6 at the French DGA Flight Testing Center in Istres, reaching speeds of around 180...
September 20, 2010
On the day that the Sikorsky X2 topped 250 knots true airspeed, Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino, Innovations...
September 20, 2010
In case you happened to have been sequestered beneath the cone-of-silence last week, you might have missed the fact that Sikorsky set a new milestone in rotorcraft aviation by flying their X2 Technology Demonstrator past the 250kts mark, and in so doing, may have set the wheels in motion to change the helicopter market forever. The X2 flew at 250 knots true airspeed (288 mph) at Sikorsky’s West Palm...
September 1, 2010
"Back to the Future" would have been an apt theme when Pentagon and U.S. rotorcraft industry and academic representatives convened in Huntsville, Ala., May 5-6 for a workshop on a nascent organization called the Vertical Lift Consortium. The meeting at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal was part of a Defense Department quest to ensure the future of the U.S. vertical lift industry by trying to get...
August 30, 2010
Hold the Front Page Welcome to the first monthly Military Newsletter published by Rotor & Wing. The aim of the newsletter is to present a round-up of comment and interviews that are original and that you will not have seen elsewhere, supported by general information about military industrial complex and the military worldwide that you might have missed. This first issue features an interview with...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 30, 2010
European Air Group’s Annual Personnel CJPRS Course Heads For Germany The next European Air Group Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization (CJPRS) course will be conducted at Lechfeld airbase, southern Germany, from 15-30 September 2010. The German Air Force’s LTC Uwe Schleimer (JPR-1) is the man responsible for putting the two-week course and exercise together at the EAG’s...
August 26, 2010
United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered two Bell 430’s to the Ecuadorian Navy on August 1, 2010. The first 430 received a Garmin GNS400 GPS coupled to...
August 18, 2010
The Canadian Forces’ CH-149 Cormorant fleet has gone over the 40,000 mark in...
August 16, 2010
Seven of 19 helicopters from the U.S. Marine Corps and Navy have begun supporting relief efforts in Pakistan...
August 12, 2010
An Alaska National Guard rescue effort has left the U.S. Army without one of its Black Hawks. The helicopter slid...
August 12, 2010
Two U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallions arrived in Pakistan Thursday, the first of 19 additional...
August 10, 2010
A program featuring Rotor & Wing contributor Richard Whittle appeared on C-SPAN’s “After Words” yesterday and over the weekend. John...
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