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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...
August 1, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft has conducted the inaugural flight of the S-70i. The international Black Hawk...
August 1, 2010
A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin rescued a kayaker stranded in the surf near Trinidad Head July 4 in McKinleyville, Calif. Photo by Lt. Todd Vorenkamp, U.S. Coast Guard A U.S. Coast Guard MH-65C Dolphin from McKinleyville, Calif.-based Air Station...
August 1, 2010
Virginia Tech students Ryan Berg, Joseph Diner, Alexander Carra, Michael Creaven, Meagan Hom, Ryan Paetzell, Jason Smith, Alan Steinert, James Tenney and Bryant Tomlin took the top prize in the NASA contest for their RAFT concept. NASA Taking second place was a team of 10 graduate students from Georgia Tech and the University of Liverpool. Georgia Tech’s Etienne Baer, Adam Cortese, Ersel Olcer...
August 1, 2010
CAMP BASTION, Helmand Province, Afghanistan During early summer the British Joint Helicopter Force—Afghanistan [JHF (A)] began its operational integration into the U.S. 3rd Marine Aviation Wing, part of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, based alongside British forces at Camp Bastion, Helmand Province. The decision is one that represents a logical and tactical step forward in the practical pooling...
July 1, 2010
Fishtail Air’s Eurocopter AS350B3 pulled three climbers stuck on Nepal’s Mount Annapurna to safety in late April. Using its new Eurocopter...
July 1, 2010
July 14–17: Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference, Tucson, Ariz. Contact ALEA, phone 1-301-631-2406 or visit www.alea.org July 19–25: Farnborough Intl Airshow 2010, Farnborough, England. Contact FIA, phone +44 0 1252 532800 or visit www.farnborough.com Aug. 21–23: National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) 132nd General Conference, Austin, Texas...
June 1, 2010
When the doors were thrown open at the Fort Worth convention center in April to welcome the annual gathering of the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A), the theme that everyone was focused on was—the U.S. Army Roadmap for UAS 2010–2035! Sure, helicopters were physically scattered throughout the exhibit hall—from the likes of the 160th SOAR, the 21st Cavalry Brigade, and from...
May 1, 2010
Rotor & Wing’s Safety and Training Summit—set for June 8-9 in Denver, Colo.—will include a “lessons learned” from a recent Squadron Inc. Air Department Safety Officer course held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla...
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