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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
NEWS A little-noticed provision in the fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill has set in motion the most ambitious project in years to divine and define the future for military vertical lift aircraft. The goal of the Pentagon-led Future Vertical Lift Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) is to determine what new and better rotary-wing and other vertical-lift aircraft the armed services will need beyond what...
January 1, 2009
MILITARY On November 21, Boeing halted production on the V-22 Osprey and CH-47 Chinook lines at its Ridley Township plant outside of Philadelphia. This action came after a worker discovered a plastic cap in the fuel line of an Osprey. Boeing could...
January 1, 2009
PRODUCTS After three court appearances and one jury trial, defendant Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif. prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Honeywell International. The $10.6 million suit, which was filed in 2002, alleged that Sandel’s ST3400 terrain avoidance warning...
January 1, 2009
MILITARY This latest contract, asking for 39 Lakotas, brings the total number of UH-72As ordered by the Army to 123 and the acquisition value up to $208 million. The extended production will run through...
January 1, 2009
The outlook for U.S. military rotorcraft programs as the Obama administration comes to power might look bleak at first glance. Incoming President Obama’s defense team inherits two costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a plan Obama supports to expand the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps by 92,000 troops, and a procurement system widely agreed to be a mess. The wars have been funded largely through...
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
Stronger Together As part of Cobham Avionics, S-TEC and Chelton Flight Systems have merged to create an Integrated Systems Center of Excellence in Mineral Wells, Texas. The move is part of Cobham’s drive to develop a fully integrated cockpit and improve its customer focus. The capabilities of S-TEC and Chelton are highly complementary, with products from both businesses certified together on more...
January 1, 2009
Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low- to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. In the industry since 1938, Turbomeca is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines. With continued investments to expand global service and production capabilities, standard-setting design and engineering, and our 24/7 after-sales service, Turbomeca is committed to...
January 1, 2009
Formed in 1994, Aero Dynamix is a fast growing company, focused on safety, quality and customer satisfaction – the three pillars of the company’s success. During the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix has become the leader in the Night Vision modification industry. Currently, the company employs 50 Night Vision professionals and is growing significantly every month. As an FAA Certified Repair Station...
January 1, 2009
Goodrich Corporation, a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets, has a long and successful history of providing mission-critical solutions to helicopter operators and manufacturers around the world. For more than 50 years, we have used our leading-edge technology to propel the helicopter industry to new heights — from industry-changing rescue...
January 1, 2009
Parts stocking distributor for the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin range of helicopters Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is a niche market helicopter parts supplier stocking components exclusively for the Eurocopter AS-365 Dauphin series of helicopters. Based in Zürich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, our company is focused on maintaining the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument...
January 1, 2009
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available in the world, with a power range stretching from 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp. This industry-leading fleet of 18,000 engines has accumulated more than 200 million flying hours powering light, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and uninhabited unmanned aerial vehicles systems in both the civil and military markets...
January 1, 2009
Aeronautical Accessories Inc., a division of Edwards & Associates, Inc. "Aeronautical" has been the worldwide leader in helicopter accessories and replacement parts since 1979. Aeronautical designs, manufactures, markets, warehouses, and distributes state-of-the-art FAA/STC approved products and accessories that enhance the operation, safety, and versatility of helicopters. On October 6...
January 1, 2009
Helicopter operators who would like a new aircraft but can’t wait years for delivery are instead making dramatic improvements to their existing helicopters — with help from BLR Aerospace. Blur’s patented FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability system, for example, improves productivity and safety while reducing pilot workload. The FastFin system modifies the tailboom with two...
January 1, 2009
AgustaWestland, a powerful force in the helicopter industry, is capable of satisfying the widest range of customer requirements with a modern range of high performance civil and military rotorcraft encompassing all the main weight categories. Products range from the innovative single-engine 2.8-ton AW119 Ke to the 16-ton three-engine AW101 helicopter. Other products include the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and...
January 1, 2009
Ramco Systems has over 600 global customers running its business-process-web-centric enterprise suite of applications and is the world’s largest provider of Aviation Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Software Solutions. Ramco has implemented its complete end-to-end suite of Software Solutions for airlines, regional carriers, low-cost and new entry...
January 1, 2009
Everything We Do Flies Schweizer Aircraft Corp. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft since 1939. Schweizer Aircraft has manufactured over 6,000 aircraft and is known worldwide for its sailplanes, agricultural aircraft, helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Schweizer’s light helicopters, such as the 300C and 300CBi, are primarily used...
January 1, 2009
Regardless of the work you do with your helicopter, Aerospace Filtration systems, Inc., inlet barrier filtration systems can help you do it with greater efficiency and safety. AFS customers have proven the value of AFS systems in the harshest environments in the world, including tough desert combat operations. While military customers trust their lives and safety to their equipment, commercial operators...
January 1, 2009
New team New products New opportunities And a renewed sense of optimism. This is today’s Kaman Helicopters Kaman Corporation — and its high-profile helicopter division — have begun reaping the benefits of a two-year transformation that is changing the face of this venerable industry leader and innovator. Bold New Leadership At the corporate level, Neil Keating was named successor to Paul...
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