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August 1, 2008
The Brazilian navy signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. government covering the planned purchase of four Sikorsky Aircraft S-70B Seahawks valued at almost $195 million (311 million reais). The letter also covers options for a further two Seahawks. Bell Boeing Tiltrotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $28.5 million contract for spare components for the U.S. Air Force CV-22. Work...
August 1, 2008
Composites and Combat This article focuses on composite materials and their contribution to survivability in combat aircraft applications. Composite materials, specifically fiber-reinforced polymers, provide manufacturers with amazing improvements producing structural strength and flexibility. These composite panels vary from cowlings and integral structural members to all-composite rotor blades replacing...
July 28, 2008
This Friday, August 1, is the deadline to submit your nominations for the Rotor & Wing Helicopter Heroism Awards. Winners...
July 28, 2008
The estimated $750 million request is for a contract that would produce nearly 200 light helicopters to be used by the Army (133) and Air Force (64). India is...
July 25, 2008
Va.-Based Aerial Machine and Tool Corp has manufactured the Airborne Tactical Extraction Platform (AirTEP), which was created by Paris-based Escape International and can be used for fast removal or insertion of people via helicopter. Escape approached Aerial because, “the company needed to...
July 23, 2008
Three climbers became trapped on Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat in the Himalayas and one of them fell into a ravine and died. The other...
July 17, 2008
Teams of key White House and national-security players have been rotating through Lockheed Martin Systems Integration facilities, running through crisis scenarios to ensure the new VH-71 can support presidential communications requirements during a real crisis. The...
July 15, 2008
The manufacturer said at the Farnborough Air Show it plans to take its militarized variant of the S-92, dubbed the H-92 Superhawk, to at least nine European countries during the next several weeks to demonstrate its mission...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 9, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar...
July 3, 2008
Welcome to R&W’s updated homepage. You’ll still find all the rotorcraft information you require here, with our daily news briefs, powerful search engine and current...
July 1, 2008
NEWS A set of new U.S. Army contracts to helicopter makers, spurred by damage incurred by aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, is intended to reinvigorate U.S. research and development of rotor technology. Awarded to Boeing and Sikorsky under the Army Applied Aviation Directorate’s Rotor Durability program, the contracts initially aim to develop rotor blades — retrofittable to current aircraft...
July 1, 2008
MILITARY European Union countries have agreed to pool their helicopter capabilities to better support international operations. EU defense ministers meeting May 26 charged the European Defence Agency with coordinating the initiative in league with NATO. The effort is to cover joint training, logistics and upgrading of helicopters to operate in austere environments. That could benefit...
July 1, 2008
TRAINING Rotor & Wing’s 2008 Search and Rescue Summit, slated for Sept. 18 in Reston, Va., will capture lessons of multi-agency SAR operations.. The one-day event will include a morning session on the lessons of such operations...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AVIONICS Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Intelligent Automation Corp (IAC), a leading supplier of helicopter on-board diagnostic systems for both military and commercial customers. Pending regulatory review, Honeywell will take over Poway, Calif.-based...
July 1, 2008
MILITARY The historic humanitarian efforts of the Berlin Airlift 60 years ago were honored by the annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews AFB, Md., home of the U.S. Air Force’s presidential transport wing and Air Force One. "It displayed a U.S. dedication to a stable and...
June 23, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar year 2007...
June 18, 2008
The company, Helips, is seeking investors for a new, multi-purpose, light helicopter that does not have a tail rotor. The Gulf Times reported that two representatives from Helips gave a presentation at the Qatar Scientific...
June 17, 2008
A recent briefing by the aerospace company for investors and financial analysts has some observers wondering if that will happen. Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, was pressed at that event on whether Boeing would sell its...
June 17, 2008
According to China’s Xinhua News, Chinese military forces have helped evacuate more than 1.33 million people from regions hit by the May 12 earthquake. Since the quake devastated China's southwest Sichuan Province...
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