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January 15, 2008
Everyone today speaks of the high operational tempo of U.S. military forces, given combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and counter-terrorism efforts in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. Col. A. Thomas Ball, commander of the U.S. Army's 25th Combat Aviation...
January 9, 2008
A leading credit-rating service has cut its rating for CHC Helicopter Corp., citing the Richmond, British Columbia-based company's means of financing its fleet expansion. Moody's lowered its rating on CHC's $400-million debt...
January 9, 2008
Goodrich expects 2008 to bring a shift toward greater use of health and usage monitoring systems in commercial helicopters. Various forms of such systems are finding greater use on military aircraft, driven in part by U.S. Army efforts to reduce helicopter...
January 8, 2008
Eurocopter has won a contract to provide 11 new helicopters to Spain's ministries of defense and the interior. The defense ministry is acquiring two...
January 8, 2008
U.S. Air Force officials are reviewing revised bids submitted by Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft, and a team led by Lockheed Martin to develop and produce its new generation of combat search and rescue...
January 7, 2008
International efforts to dramatically improve helicopter safety face a fundamental challenge: no one can state definitively the safety level of operations today. The benchmark of aviation safety discussions is the safety rate, i.e. accidents (or incidents) per some standard...
January 7, 2008
To support that international safety effort, engine maker Turbomeca is undertaking an initiative to develop accurate, real-time means of tracking each helicopter...
January 1, 2008
Competitors for a $10-billion-plus contract to provide the U.S. Air Force’s next combat search and rescue helicopters are finishing preparations for the latest round of the contentious acquisition program. Responses to the Air Force’s latest call for bids (issued Nov. 15, 2007) are due Jan. 7, and Boeing, a Lockheed Martin-led team, and Sikorsky Aircraft are expected to stay in the Combat Search and...
January 1, 2008
One of the best parts of running Rotor & Wing is the chance to step back every now and then and take in the "Big Picture" of the helicopter industry. This latest edition of our Annual Reports special section offers such a chance. Read through this collection of views from the industry’s top executives of prospects and challenges for the coming months and you’ll find confirmation...
December 28, 2007
Drawing in part on advances in video-game technology, U.S. Air Force researchers are pursuing development of an integrated visual and aural environment to help teams more effectively rescue downed...
December 18, 2007
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked an advanced-technology solutions firm to develop an acoustic small-arms detection system for helicopters. The agency awarded a $3.6...
December 14, 2007
CHC has moved two Sikorsky Aircraft S-92s into a second search and rescue base in the United Kingdom, The Shetland Times reports. The Richmond, British Columbia-based helicopter operator is...
December 5, 2007
An international coalition is urging helicopter operators to adopt safety management systems as a means of improving rotorcraft safety. The International Helicopter Safety Team, launched in 2005 to cut helicopter...
December 4, 2007
The U.S. Air Force has retired the MH-53M Pave Low 4 number 68-10928, a special forces helicopter involved in the last U.S. combat action in Southeast Asia. Aircraft 928 on May 15, 1975 carried U.S. Marines...
November 28, 2007
Three key trade unions are opposing plans by the United Kingdom to sell its military helicopter maintenance work. The work now is done by the Defense Aviation Repair Agency. U.K. officials in July...
November 7, 2007
As an outgrowth of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, Goodrich will supply rescue hoists for UH-60A/L Black Hawks under a new contract with the U.S. National Guard Bureau. The...
November 7, 2007
Canada has picked CAE to provide operational training systems for its new Boeing CH-47 Chinooks. Canada said CAE, based in Montreal, was the only bidder for the work...
November 6, 2007
Those looking for signs that the U.S. Air Force is finally sorting out its competition for a new combat search and rescue helicopter (CSAR-X) may not find them in the service's latest plan for the acquisition. It unveiled a draft of that plan in a...
November 2, 2007
CHC Helicopter Corp. is using its latest orders for new aircraft as leverage to build the overhaul and maintenance capability of its Heli-One unit. The Vancouver, B.C. operator's worldwide helicopter support division has ordered 12 new S-92s...
November 1, 2007
I’LL CONFESS I’M PRONE, AS PERHAPS many of us are, to get "head down" and lose perspective amid the press of daily duties. For example, as I write this, my local fire company has just concluded its annual open house (I believe I’ve mentioned before that I am a volunteer firefighter in Fairfax County, Va.). In the United States, these open houses coincide with the national Fire...
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