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November 1, 2008
The Sniping Continues I couldn’t help but read in amazement Giovanni de Briganti’s recent article concerning helicopter sniper operations as well as his assessment of allied helicopter capabilities ("Heli-Snipers Prove Effective: June 2008, page 54). I must have imagined in my mind the numerous sniper operations I flew in 2005 and 2006 in Iraq with the 101st Airborne. I suppose all of the...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY Empresa de Meios Aereos (EMA) of Portugal presented its new Kamov Ka32A11BC helicopter in public for the first time at Helitech Portugal in October. The Lisbon-based company has now received the last...
November 1, 2008
Attack — Saudi Arabia wants $598 million worth of Apaches and associated equipment. This includes 12 AH-64D Block II Apache Longbows, 30 7-700-GE-701D engines, 12 modernized targeting acquisition and designation systems/pilot night vision sensors, four each AN/APG-78 fire control radars and AN/APR-48 radar frequency interferometers. Attack — Pakistan could spend as much as $115 million if...
November 1, 2008
MILITARY On Oct. 8, 2008, members of the Oxford Coroner’s Court began an inquest into the death of a British soldier deployed to Afghanistan who was killed by a land mine. Colonel Stuart Tootal, retired commander of the Parachute Regiment’s 3rd Battalion, testified that red tape played a role in the soldier’s death. The incident occurred on Sept. 6, 2006 in the Kajaki region of Helmand...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all ages could stroll through the museum where history-making helicopters, such as an AH-1 Cobra, a Bell 206B...
November 1, 2008
As the crew neared the landing zone, the number of injured soilders rose. The amazing story of how a night-mission crew, under enemy fire, saved the men they were sent to rescue. For most Rotor & Wing readers, the daunting efforts expended by this year’s Helicopter Heroism nominees would make your eyes water and heart pound. Standing out from those remarkable nominations was one mission in...
November 1, 2008
MILITARY | SAR I posed a question to the DUSTOFF crew during the course of the interview and it went like this: "If you were king for a day, what piece or pieces of kit would you ensure all medevac rescue crews had to make their lives easier?" The responses varied by aircrew duty and experience but here’s some of what they and other crews expressed that they’d like to see on their...
November 1, 2008
The winners of the Military and Public Service 2007 Above And Beyond The Call Awards performed their duties bravely, professionally, safely and with honor. This year, as in past years, the Helicopter Heroism Award judges had a tough time picking the overall winner, and the winners of the military and public service categories from the 20-plus reports submitted to R&W from all around the world. Hours...
November 1, 2008
There were many memorable nominations received during the review process for the 2007 Helicopter Heroism Awards. Here are two teams that stood out for above and beyond service to the United States. Honors like Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Award and this year’s Above and Beyond the Call Awards recognize individual achievement. That is their purpose, to commend individual performance...
November 1, 2008
This year’s Search & Rescue Summit drew hundreds from around the world, including our Helicopter Heroism Award winners, each of whom were nominated by their associates, then selected by our panel of judges and you, the readers. We are proud to introduce the judges of Rotor & Wing’s 2007 Helicopter Heroism Award. Chris Baur has more than 11,000 hr, is a dual-rated certified flight...
November 1, 2008
There are pros and cons to buying surplus military aircraft: the helicopters may be less expensive, but the purchase is a lot like buying a used car — you don’t know where it’s been or who has been driving. After years of use in U.S. military operations, many well-seasoned military helicopters will be classified as excess inventory and will be released from the military’s inventory...
November 1, 2008
With the obvious exception of Boeing’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units or existing helicopter operations working with tight budgets. In the 1996, the Anne Arundel County...
November 1, 2008
The current economic turmoil is hitting worldwide helicopter markets. The Middle East is no exception; military sales are sparse and civil sales are not materializing. The region is on stand-by. Markets have a way of defying predictions, and during the past year the Middle Eastern helicopter market proved this true once again, as it has borne out none of the short-term predictions industry was making just...
November 1, 2008
Helicopter Industry Faces Perfect Storm PARIS — The world’s helicopter industry, boosted to unprecedented levels of prosperity by a steady growth in orders during the past decade, would do well to prepare for the perfect storm that is now looming just over the horizon. And its effects are likely to be felt all the more keenly that all manufacturers have expanded their production facilities in...
November 1, 2008
We’re All In It Together For those of you who are not from the United States, please read this article and know that when I write about the brotherhood of dedicated helicopter crews that perform rescue operations I mean all of the folks in the world that have dedicated their lives to this calling. I guess as we get older our ability to tolerate nonsense becomes more and more fragile. I have listened...
October 31, 2008
The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency signed a contract for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters plus options for several additional aircraft. The MMEA will use...
October 30, 2008
On Oct. 29, Iran Aviation Industries Organization announced that it plans to build more than 50 Kamov Ka-32 helicopters under a license agreement with Russia. This announcement concerns some...
October 29, 2008
Sikorsky Aerospace Services, a division of United Technologies, announced the signing of contracts with the...
October 24, 2008
A British Royal Navy pilot has been recommended for a citation for saving his crew, passengers and helicopter by executing an unusual landing. During a recent rescue mission in a...
October 23, 2008
Belgium-based avionics specialist Barco has been awarded a contract from Eurocopter to provide high-performance mission displays...
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