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February 1, 2009
MILITARY A former Boeing employee has been sentenced to five months in prison, a $110,000 fine and five months of home detention after pleading guilty to sabotaging a CH-47 Chinook at the company’s...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY Although the city of Mumbai has had an airbase since 1964, India opened its first dedicated helicopter base...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY Years after the project began, the manager of the Army-led Joint Heavy Lift program is still trying to persuade Pentagon leaders and the aviation community that the idea of a transport approaching 200,000-lb gross weight that can take off and land vertically, be based on ships, and get troops and supplies to austere battlefield locations isn’t a pipe dream. Bruce Tenney, associate...
February 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Hiller Aircraft Manufacturing Company and the Shanxi Xinhaisheng Trade Company signed an agreement to begin producing civilian helicopters by the close of 2009 with the goal of...
February 1, 2009
NEWS Anticipated reductions in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq in 2009 will not ease the demand for U.S. Army aviation there, the commanding general of the Army Aviation Warfighting Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. told the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) annual aviation symposium and exposition January 7-9. Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III said in a speech to the gathering that a troop...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 9, 2009
On Jan. 8, the French government announced that it will exercise its option to purchase 22 NH90 helicopters for 600 million euros ($818.3 million). When added to the...
January 1, 2009
The Three Little Angels of Spending This month, we bring you our R&W Annual Report. And as you probably saw during your initial flip-through, it contains two sections. The first is called "Executive Outlook," which contains comments and predictions about the helicopter industry as seen by the people in the corner offices. There’s also a part called "Company Profiles," a...
January 1, 2009
MILITARY On November 21, Boeing halted production on the V-22 Osprey and CH-47 Chinook lines at its Ridley Township plant outside of Philadelphia. This action came after a worker discovered a plastic cap in the fuel line of an Osprey. Boeing could...
January 1, 2009
The outlook for U.S. military rotorcraft programs as the Obama administration comes to power might look bleak at first glance. Incoming President Obama’s defense team inherits two costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a plan Obama supports to expand the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps by 92,000 troops, and a procurement system widely agreed to be a mess. The wars have been funded largely through...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
January 1, 2009
Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low- to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. In the industry since 1938, Turbomeca is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines. With continued investments to expand global service and production capabilities, standard-setting design and engineering, and our 24/7 after-sales service, Turbomeca is committed to...
January 1, 2009
Formed in 1994, Aero Dynamix is a fast growing company, focused on safety, quality and customer satisfaction – the three pillars of the company’s success. During the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix has become the leader in the Night Vision modification industry. Currently, the company employs 50 Night Vision professionals and is growing significantly every month. As an FAA Certified Repair Station...
January 1, 2009
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, greatly expands its rotorcraft training capacity with its newest Learning Center at Lafayette, Louisiana. The new center devotes its efforts exclusively to helicopter safety, providing a broad range of mission-specific training for offshore operations, EMS, law enforcement, newsgathering and more. "This state-of-the-art facility...
January 1, 2009
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available in the world, with a power range stretching from 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp. This industry-leading fleet of 18,000 engines has accumulated more than 200 million flying hours powering light, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and uninhabited unmanned aerial vehicles systems in both the civil and military markets...
January 1, 2009
Ramco Systems has over 600 global customers running its business-process-web-centric enterprise suite of applications and is the world’s largest provider of Aviation Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Software Solutions. Ramco has implemented its complete end-to-end suite of Software Solutions for airlines, regional carriers, low-cost and new entry...
January 1, 2009
Everything We Do Flies Schweizer Aircraft Corp. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft since 1939. Schweizer Aircraft has manufactured over 6,000 aircraft and is known worldwide for its sailplanes, agricultural aircraft, helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Schweizer’s light helicopters, such as the 300C and 300CBi, are primarily used...
January 1, 2009
Regardless of the work you do with your helicopter, Aerospace Filtration systems, Inc., inlet barrier filtration systems can help you do it with greater efficiency and safety. AFS customers have proven the value of AFS systems in the harshest environments in the world, including tough desert combat operations. While military customers trust their lives and safety to their equipment, commercial operators...
January 1, 2009
When it comes to replacing parts on the MD500, Aerometals has you covered. The reason: We have more than 300 PMAs for the MD500. Recently we added the vertical stabilizer to our list of approvals, so now we manufacture the tailboom, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, landing gear, and a long list of internal parts. How can Aerometals sell PMA parts that are as good as the originals at 30% less than the...
January 1, 2009
Manufacturers of airborne antennas since 1966 The H.R. Smith Group has been in existence since 1966. A family-owned, private limited company based in Herefordshire, U.K., and employing 220 people, it has for many years supplied antennas for aircraft such as Hawk, Harrier, NH 90, Gripen, BAe 146, Dash 8 Q400, Superjet 100 and many others. All types of aircraft antennas are manufactured here —...
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