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September 1, 2007
AIR SHOWS Search-and-rescue operations, medium-lift helicopter requirements, and the market potential of vertical-lift unmanned systems will be focuses of discussions at Helitech 2007, the all-rotorcraft trade show and exhibition to be held in England next month. This year’s show is scheduled for Oct. 2-4 at the Imperial War Museum Duxford in Cambridge, United Kingdom. The biennial event gives...
September 1, 2007
MILITARY/SAR The U.K. Royal Air Force and Royal Navy will place satellite-based flight tracking and communication equipment on search-and-rescue Sikorsky Aircraft Sea Kings to augment existing communication with radio operators. Blue Sky Network’s...
September 1, 2007
MILITARY The U.S. Army has named Maj. Gen. James Myles the sixth commander of the Aviation and Missile Command. Myles assumed command July 19 in a ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Previously he was the commanding general of the Army’s Test and Evaluation Command in Falls Church, Va. He was trained in the Army’s...
September 1, 2007
Attack — Boeing has delivered 23 Apache Longbow Crew Trainers to the U.S. Army and Dutch air force and is under contract for five more for U.S. and international customers. Observation — U.S. Customs and Border Protection has ordered eight more Eurocopter AS350B3s. Reconnaissance — EFW Inc. will...
September 1, 2007
Sept. 17-19 — Air Medical Transport Conference, Assn. of Air Medical Services, Tampa, Fla. Contact: Phone: 703-836- 8732; Fax: 703-836-8920; Web: www.aams.org. Sept. 19-21 — Second International Helicopter Safety Symposium, Omni Hotel, Montreal. American Helicopter Society International and the AHS Montreal/Ottawa Chapter. Contact: Phone: 703-684-6777; Fax: 703-739-9279; E-mail: ihst@ihst.org...
September 1, 2007
Will the U.S. General Accountability Office’s ruling on the latest CSAR-X protests settle the matter and allow that contentious yet critical Air Force procurement proceed? Don’t count on it. The GAO is due no later than Sept. 17 to rule on protests of the Air Force’s re-tooled bid for 141 combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopters by Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft. But as we went...
September 1, 2007
THE END OF THIS MONTH MARKS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY of what has proven to be a remarkable event. On Sept. 26-29, 2005, more than 260 representatives of manufacturers, operators, regulators, safety investigators, and military services gathered in Montreal for the International Helicopter Safety Symposium. Spurred in part by a chronic accident rate among U.S. emergency medical service operators and a renewed...
September 1, 2007
THE NAVY MEANS TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. This is the slogan with which the Koninklijke Marine, or Royal Netherlands Navy, portrays itself to the Dutch public. But to know what the slogan means, we needed to take a closer look. The navy invited us to visit Naval Air Station de Kooy, home base of the Marine Luchtvaart Dienst (MLD), or naval air force, and to embark on the amphibious transport/assault ship...
September 1, 2007
EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICE is a primary mission for some and secondary one for most military helicopter units. As an aid to civil disaster planning officials, I offer here the different U.S. services’ doctrinal medic, corpsman, and swimmer capabilities. Air Force pararescuemen (PJs) attend grueling training starting with a 10-week indoctrination course. Graduates go on to dive, survival, and military...
August 30, 2007
The U.S. General Accountability Office has rejected an Air Force plan to salvage its contested procurement of a new combat search and rescue helicopter. The congressional office has just notified the service and vying bidders that it upholds Lockheed Martin and Sikorsky Aircraft's latest protests against the Air Force's proposal to re-compete the contract without considering new information from the...
August 23, 2007
Just 10 days remain for you to nominate individuals or crews for Rotor & Wing’s 2007 Helicopter Heroism Award. Any person or helicopter crew, military or civilian, from...
August 15, 2007
The U.S. Army’s new LUH-72A Lakota is suitable for light utility missions, but is not effective for use in hot environments or the transport of two critical patients. Nor does it meet requirements for lifting...
August 15, 2007
Goodrich will build advanced health and usage management systems for new-production U.S. Navy Sikorsky Aircraft MH-60R and -60Ss. It...
August 14, 2007
Sept. 1 is the deadline for nominations for the Rotor & Wing 2007 Helicopter Heroism Award. The competition is international in scope and open to both military and civilian operators. A...
August 7, 2007
Malaysia is preparing to issue an international tender to replace its air force’s fleet of Sikorsky Aircraft S-61 Sea Kings, according to the...
August 7, 2007
The Minnesota National Guard is preparing a helicopter maintenance base at the St. Cloud Regional Airport...
August 1, 2007
LATELY, WE’VE BEEN WATCHING "The Devil Wears Prada" on cable in the McKenna house. My son is keen on Anne Hathaway, the centerpiece of the fashion show that is that movie. I’m not going to lie to you. I enjoy Ms. Hathaway’s scenes, too. But it’s that scene-stealing chameleon of an actress, Meryl Streep, that has me bordering on a movie review here. She plays the...
August 1, 2007
Well known as an outspoken proponent of safe, innovative search-and-rescue and firefighting techniques, LEE BENSON recently retired as senior pilot of the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. In addition to spending his retirement writing for Rotor & Wing, he plans to continue that advocacy by consulting with U.S. and international helicopter operators on their activities and fleet and equipment requirements...
August 1, 2007
DISASTER RELIEF Helicopters transported more than 452 tons of supplies last month as United Nations agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other nations came to Pakistan’s aid after Cyclone Yemyin and pre-monsoon-season rains triggered floods that devastated coastal and northern border regions late in June. While the official monsoon season in Pakistan does not begin until July 14, the arrival...
August 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES Is Schweizer Aircraft on the brink of offering a new helicopter product? Executives at the Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary in Horseheads, N.Y. have said for some time that they are working on an addition to their line of 300C, 300CBi, and turbine 333 helicopters, and it would be revealed when the...
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