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October 28, 2010
Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight AgustaWestland announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it performed as expected. The aircraft, designated TI2, is the second of three test aircraft that will...
October 28, 2010
Frost & Sullivan: The Global War against Terrorism Drives the U.S. Military Helicopter Market http://www.prlog.org/10992315-frost-sullivan-the-global-war-against-terrorism-drives-the-us-military-helicopter-market.html Prince William Completes His First SAR Shift...
October 1, 2010
Bell Boeing’s V-22 Program has handed over the last of six MV-22 Osprey containerized flight...
September 1, 2010
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has completed the critical design review (CDR) for the heavy lift CH-53K. The manufacturer...
September 1, 2010
"Back to the Future" would have been an apt theme when Pentagon and U.S. rotorcraft industry and academic representatives convened in Huntsville, Ala., May 5-6 for a workshop on a nascent organization called the Vertical Lift Consortium. The meeting at the Army’s Redstone Arsenal was part of a Defense Department quest to ensure the future of the U.S. vertical lift industry by trying to get...
September 1, 2010
In 2003 the Australian Government published its Defense Aerospace Sector Strategic Plan. Its aim was to build a defense industrial base that could sustain and support a technologically advanced Australian Defense Force (ADF). In terms of military rotorcraft, the commanders of 16 Army Aviation Brigade (AAAv) are working to a timetable that should deliver that capability ready across the board for frontline...
August 30, 2010
Hold the Front Page Welcome to the first monthly Military Newsletter published by Rotor & Wing. The aim of the newsletter is to present a round-up of comment and interviews that are original and that you will not have seen elsewhere, supported by general information about military industrial complex and the military worldwide that you might have missed. This first issue features an interview with...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 30, 2010
European Air Group’s Annual Personnel CJPRS Course Heads For Germany The next European Air Group Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization (CJPRS) course will be conducted at Lechfeld airbase, southern Germany, from 15-30 September 2010. The German Air Force’s LTC Uwe Schleimer (JPR-1) is the man responsible for putting the two-week course and exercise together at the EAG’s...
August 10, 2010
A program featuring Rotor & Wing contributor Richard Whittle appeared on C-SPAN’s “After Words” yesterday and over the weekend. John...
August 6, 2010
Sikorsky Aircraft has wrapped up the critical design review (CDR) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Teams from the manufacturer...
June 1, 2010
Richard Whittle, contributing editor for Rotor & Wing, appeared on the April 27 broadcast of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to...
May 1, 2010
While Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) President David Adler looks on, Sharon Nell, director of the U.S. Dept of State Bureau of Intl Narcotics & Law Enforcement Affairs Office of Aviation, officially signs a contract for up to 110 S-61Ts on Feb. 21 at Heli-Expo. Photo by Andrew D. Parker, Managing Editor The U.S. State Department’s decision to replace chartered Russian-made helicopters used to...
May 1, 2010
Forecast Intl’s new study, “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft,” projects a need for more...
April 1, 2010
The dream turned into a nightmare the evening of April 8, 2000, at a dusty desert airfield near the southeastern Arizona town of Marana. The Marine and Air Force pilots and maintainers of the Multiservice Operational Test Team, the MOTT, had begun the Osprey’s most important stage of testing yet, Operational Evaluation, five months earlier. The results of OPEVAL would determine whether the Osprey...
April 1, 2010
The Army Aviation Association of America, known as Quad-A, expects to attract at least 7,500 attendees and 300 exhibitors this year. The association is using the entire arena and an annex to the Fort Worth Convention Center, probably at least 225,000 square feet, said Bob Lachowski, director of advertising and industry relations. When Rotor & Wing caught up with him last month, there were only six...
March 1, 2010
Soldiers from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit survey the area around Corail, Haiti in late January before boarding a Bell-Boeing MV-22. The U.S. Department of Defense budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes a request for 30 MV-22B Ospreys for the Marines and five CV-22B troop transport versions for the Air Force.U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who often talks about how vital rotorcraft are in...
March 1, 2010
Bell Helicopter has issued a contract for Ducommun AeroStructures (DAS) to provide titanium longeron assemblies for the MV-22...
February 1, 2010
Wes Lematta In Memoriam Wes Lematta, founder and chairman of the board of Aurora, Ore.-based Columbia Helicopters, died on Dec. 24 in Vancouver, Wash. He was 82. According to company spokesman Dan Sweet, Lematta died of complications from bladder cancer, which was first diagnosed 25 years ago. Around 300 people were present at a private family service on Jan. 9 in Vancouver, with more than 800 showing up...
February 1, 2010
Training | Military The U.S. Marines at MCAS Miramar, California have taken delivery of two MV-22 Osprey containerized flight training devices (CFTDs) from Boeing. The...
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