Rotor & Wing Magazine :: Military :: C-SAR

Displaying 261 - 280 of 753 stories.
March 1, 2009
MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY Future Sikorsky medium- and heavy-lift helicopters may be fitted with dual-frequency Hub-Mounted Vibration Suppression (HMVS) made by LORD Corporation, under a teaming deal struck between the two companies. HMVS technology cancels out rotor-induced vibrations at the hub by providing equal and opposite centrifugal forces; the direction and speed of which are dynamically...
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
CHC Group’s Heli-One, was awarded a new contract worth $8.9 million to complete avionics upgrades on two Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Pumas. The helicopters will receive, among other upgrades, installation of night vision goggles. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence awarded a nearly $45-million contract to Cobham Aviation Services’ joint...
February 17, 2009
The engineers at Lockheed Martin have upgraded a number of the UK’s  Merlin Mk1 helicopters with a new...
February 12, 2009
Members of the Teamsters union who work for helicopter giant Sikorsky will gather on Sunday, Feb. 15 to vote on a new labor contract...
February 1, 2009
Although the sale of new helicopters by Kaman Aerospace of Bloomfield, Conn. has dwindled off to virtually nothing in recent years, the company has continued to be one of the most profitable aerospace manufacturing companies by building components and structures for other aircraft companies. But in a relatively new venture, Kaman and its partner, Lockheed, are developing the Burro, an...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY A former Boeing employee has been sentenced to five months in prison, a $110,000 fine and five months of home detention after pleading guilty to sabotaging a CH-47 Chinook at the company’s...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY Although the city of Mumbai has had an airbase since 1964, India opened its first dedicated helicopter base...
February 1, 2009
PUBLIC Even the most experienced climbers are rarely a match for high-mountain storms. In June 2008, a freak blizzard dumped two feet of snow on Mount Rainier in Washington, stranding three hikers at an elevation of 10,000 feet. The U.S. Air Force Search and Rescue Coordination Center dispatched a Chinook from 244th Aviation Brigade, Fort Lewis, Wash., to rescue the climbers. Weather, elevation and rapidly...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY Boeing said that A160 Turbine (A160T) Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft has achieved two major goals. First, the 35-foot-long rotorcraft has successfully shifted gears using its two-speed transmission while in flight. Second, the A160T has logged more than 100 hrs flight time. The successful gear-shifting is an important aspect of the A160T’s performance package, which is designed to support...
February 1, 2009
NEWS Anticipated reductions in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq in 2009 will not ease the demand for U.S. Army aviation there, the commanding general of the Army Aviation Warfighting Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. told the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) annual aviation symposium and exposition January 7-9. Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III said in a speech to the gathering that a troop...
February 1, 2009
Chinook Downwash Having recently read Giovanni de Briganti’s comments in the above article he does cut to the chase covering a number of issues ("Chinook Downwash and Other Failings" December 2008, page 62). Before I comment on a few items, I would like to clarify a common error that is made with the vernacular when discussing rescue operations. Mr. de Briganti refers to winching in the...
January 28, 2009
The aircraft carrier John C. Stennis set sail on Jan. 17 with two 12-aircraft helicopter squadrons, one more squadron than the usual compliment. The...
January 27, 2009
On Jan. 27, the government of Colombia announced it is days away from receiving 32 new helicopters for its military...
January 22, 2009
BAE Systems has begun promoting a hostile fire detector designed for helicopters. Similar to the Boomerang System used by some military ground units on their...
January 21, 2009
Although the city of Mumbai has had an airbase since 1964, India will open its first dedicated helicopter base...
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 9, 2009
On Jan. 8, the French government announced that it will exercise its option to purchase 22 NH90 helicopters for 600 million euros ($818.3 million). When added to the...
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...
Pages: « Previous  5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 [14] 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Next »

Live chat by BoldChat