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February 1, 2012
With Afghanistan already in the drawdown stages in the minds of politicians, the challenge ahead for U.S. Army Aviation commanders will be to maintain the quality, capability, volume and performance of the force it has built up since the windfall in spending following the cancellation of the Comanche program. As its commander Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield stated during his opening address at the recent...
January 31, 2012
The interaction between the U.S. Army aviation leadership and the “great and good” from industry at the AUSA ILW Aviation symposium at National Harbor, Md. came down to a three-way interaction between Boeing’s military aircraft vice president/general manager Phil Dunford, Sikorsky’s president of military systems Phil Maurer, and audience participant (but what a contribution) from...
January 17, 2012
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky has named 35 companies that will take part in producing two prototype S-97 Raiders for U.S. military evaluation. The Raider program will be self-funded by Sikorsky and the companies. Suppliers for the aircraft’s structures include Aurora, Cytec, East/West...
January 17, 2012
The Marine Corps V-22 Osprey’s safety, combat effectiveness and reliability have improved in the past year, according to the Pentagon’s test office. New aircraft software evaluated in tests from August...
January 12, 2012
EADS North America has received a U.S. Army contract for 39 UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopters. The $212-million contract will involve 32 Lakotas...
January 12, 2012
Marines running low on ammo may one day use an app on their digital handhelds to summon a robotic helicopter to deliver supplies within minutes, enabled by technologies from a new Office of Naval Research (ONR)...
January 11, 2012
The Pentagon has signed off on the U.S. Army's plan to spend $5.7 billion on anti-missile defenses for helicopters. In a Dec. 28 memo, acting Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall gave the service...
January 10, 2012
The U.S Army has awarded Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. an $81.2-million firm-fixed-price contract to convert UH-60M...
January 6, 2012
Pentagon officials may be mismanaging a $2.6 billion program that buys foreign-made helicopters such as the Russian Mi-17 and provides them to U.S. allies, the Defense Department’s inspector...
January 1, 2012
Conflict is an inevitable part of today’s world. Soldiers need the right tools—including the unique air support that helicopters provide—to  fight and defend the country and its allies. Providing the right tools requires a defense budget that is approved with enough foresight and guidance to prepare for future equipment and support needs. If you believe these three statements are...
January 1, 2012
AAR will use Sikorsky S-92s for airlift support in Afghanistan. The helicopters will transport mail and cargo. AAR Corp. Wood Dale, Ill.-based...
December 14, 2011
The Pentagon and the U.S. Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching Science & Technology (S&T) effort designed to engineer, build and deliver a next-generation...
December 9, 2011
The U.S. Marine Corps recently admitted that the lifetime cost of operating their new V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft had increased 64 percent over...
December 5, 2011
Wood Dale, Ill.-based AAR Corp. has obtained two renewal options from the U. S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) for airlift...
December 1, 2011
The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has appointed EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
November 9, 2011
Chicago-based Boeing has presented a second multiyear contract proposal to the U.S. Army for production and delivery of 155 CH-47F Chinooks...
October 13, 2011
During this week’s Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Meeting & Exposition, 3M and Clearfix Aerospace introduced a new aviation window restoration system that could lower costs to fix helicopter windows by up to 80 percent. According to NAVAIR estimates, the system could also reduce downtime by 85 percent. Bill Norville, president, CEO and founder of Clearfix Aerospace, provided a demo of the...
October 1, 2011
The Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft (NSRWA) office, based at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, is approaching its second anniversary in January 2012. Its mission is to “procure, field and sustain non-standard rotorcraft for the Department of Defense (DoD), allied countries or as directed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) in support of other contingency operations.” As U.S. forces...
October 1, 2011
John Piasecki, president and CEO of Piasecki Aircraft Corp., is one of Frank Nicholas Piasecki’s seven children. Piasecki Senior flew his first helicopter on April 11, 1943, the PV-2. Before the end of WWII, the first tandem helicopter was airborne, the XHRP-1. The “Flying Banana” would straighten out in time to transform into today’s ubiquitous Chinook. Hearing John Piasecki speak...
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