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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...
February 1, 2010
Military | Airframes Just as 2009 was drawing to a close, the U. K. Government announced that it would purchase 22 new Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters to supplement the 38 Chinook HC2/HC3 aircraft that the Royal Air Force (RAF) already operates. The RAF operates these rotorcraft as part of the tri-service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC), which also includes British Army and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm...
January 1, 2010
Military | Airframes The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)’s Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Programs (PMA-207) handed over four new Mi-17 helicopters to the...
January 1, 2010
Military | Airframes The partners who build the V-22 Osprey apparently no longer see eye-to-eye on trying to sell the military a C-130-sized tiltrotor for the Air Force-led Joint Future Theater Lift program, a project to build a...
December 1, 2009
Training | Simulators Along with its partner in the project, Bell Helicopter, Boeing has secured a U.S. Navy contract to upgrade the cabin part task...
November 1, 2009
MILITARY/AIRFRAMES The last of some 10,000 UH-1 Hueys built for the U.S. Army has now left operational service, ending a four-decade run as the “workhorse” of U.S. Army Aviation and solidifying forever the role of the helicopter in military operations. The last Huey—a UH-1H, tail number 0-21776 in operation with the 121st Medevac Company of the DC National Guard—was flown out of...
September 1, 2009
Clarification The caption for the image on pages 26 and 27 of the August 2009 issue stated that it was an unmanned K-MAX aerial truck. Several people wrote in to point out that, in fact, there was a person on board and he can clearly be seen in the photograph. To clarify, the photograph was taken during Lockheed Martin and Kaman testing in July. There was a safety pilot on board, as can be clearly seen...
September 1, 2009
MILITARY A standard, commercial EC145, the platform that serves as the baseline for the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), has completed a series of successful high/hot flight demonstrations. These tests proved it is able to meet the U.S. Army’s demanding high altitude/high temperature mission profiles for both current and future armed aerial scout, according to EADS. Operating from...
September 1, 2009
MILITARY Boeing has obtained a $1.15-billion contract for 15 new CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters from the Canadian government. As part of the agreement, Boeing will partner with Canadian companies and issue supplier contracts. Initial support tied to the contract is estimated at more than $500 million, with future investments reaching a potential of $2 billion to the Canadian industry in support of...
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