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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...
May 1, 2010
Marines prepare to board three MV-22 Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, MEB-Afghanistan for insertion into Marjah on Feb. 19, 2010. U.S. Marines/Lance Cpl. Samuel A. Nasso A U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command CV-22B Osprey crashed at about 1:00 a.m. local time April 9 in Zabul province Afghanistan, killing a USAF pilot and an enlisted flight engineer, an Army Ranger and a civilian...
May 1, 2010
At the end of March as part of its Air Power series of conferences, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), located in Whitehall, London, ran a conference on The Future Use of Battlefield Helicopters in Support of Land Operations. It was organized alongside the UK’s Joint Helicopter Command. RUSI has long associations with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) and regards itself as a think tank on...
April 1, 2010
SRVIVR Cockpit Recorder Available from L-3 L-3 Electrodynamics is introducing the SRVIVR family of Cockpit Voice Flight Data Recorders (CVFDR), a state-of-the-art crash survivable recorder designed to meet the new FAA mandate for flight recorders. Offering the smallest and lightest CVFDR on the market today, SRVIVR is available with a variety of air vehicle interfaces providing flexibility for its use on a...
April 1, 2010
April 7–10: Aircraft Electronics Association Convention, Orlando, Fla. Contact AEA, phone 1-816-347-8400 or visit www.aea.net April 14–17: Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A) Annual Convention, Fort Worth, Texas. Contact Quad-A, phone 1-203-268-2450 or visit www.quad-a.org April 21–22: Search and Rescue 2010, Aberdeen, Scotland. Contact Shepherd Group, phone +44 0 1753 727015 or...
April 1, 2010
UK MoD As the Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War comes to its conclusions, arguments continue to rumble back and forth between the politicians involved and a selection of senior military commanders. While the politicians say that they gave all that the British military commanders requested to deploy and sustain operations in Iraq (then also Afghanistan), a good selection of...
April 1, 2010
The dream turned into a nightmare the evening of April 8, 2000, at a dusty desert airfield near the southeastern Arizona town of Marana. The Marine and Air Force pilots and maintainers of the Multiservice Operational Test Team, the MOTT, had begun the Osprey’s most important stage of testing yet, Operational Evaluation, five months earlier. The results of OPEVAL would determine whether the Osprey...
April 1, 2010
The Army Aviation Association of America, known as Quad-A, expects to attract at least 7,500 attendees and 300 exhibitors this year. The association is using the entire arena and an annex to the Fort Worth Convention Center, probably at least 225,000 square feet, said Bob Lachowski, director of advertising and industry relations. When Rotor & Wing caught up with him last month, there were only six...
April 1, 2010
A two-year commitment by the United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense (MoD) to train Afghan helicopter pilots and aircrew concluded at the end of March 2010. Project Curium resulted in the training of 18 pilots and nine engineers/aircrew. A pin-prick in the world of global military training you might think, but one that can have an effect out of all proportion to its size. Project Curium was managed by...
March 1, 2010
Made up of CHC, Thales, Sikorsky and the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Soteria Consortium has chosen the S-92A to replace UK-operated Sea Kings. Sikorsky The Soteria Consortium (comprising CHC, Thales, Sikorsky and the Royal Bank of Scotland) has won a bid to replace the UK’s predominantly military-run Search and Rescue helicopter force in 2012. The current SAR force is mainly comprised of Royal Air...
March 1, 2010
A crowd of more than 150 people witnessed the initial flight of the Eurocopter CH-53GA—the medium lift transport for the German Armed Forces—on Feb. 10 in Donauwörth. Test...
March 1, 2010
Lockheed Martin has handed over the 50th MH-60R helicopter with an equipment package designed to help protect the U. S. Navy fleet from hostile submarines and surface ships. Sikorsky built the newest member of the Seahawk family, with advanced mission systems integration from Lockheed Martin. “I am extremely proud of the MH-60R team, which has enabled this important milestone in the Romeo’s...
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