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January 1, 2009
Global Helicopter Sales, Support and Service Eurocopter recorded an all-time sales high in 2007. The company made 488 deliveries of new military and civil helicopters; achieving a consolidated turnover of €4 billion. Order bookings totalled 802 new aircraft. The company’s order backlog by the end of December exceeded €13 billion. Here are some of Eurocopter’s achievements in 2008...
December 30, 2008
Sikorsky is working on the 28 CH-148 Cyclones that the Canadian government contracted, but the manufacturer will be four years late now and isn't planning on delivery until...
December 1, 2008
MILITARY Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles of Wales and the late Princess Diana, has submitted a request to become a helicopter pilot in the British Army. The 24-year-old prince, who received his commission in April of 2006, is currently a lieutenant assigned to the Household Cavalry...
December 1, 2008
MILITARY The relationship between the German government and EADS has become strained as Luftwaffe officials level accusations against the European aircraft contractor of failing to meet delivery obligations. The Luftwaffe says two helicopter programs are...
December 1, 2008
Aircraft Sales Brokers Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin, TX 78746 E-mail: helisales@austinjet.com Web: www.austinjet.com Phone: 512-292-7088 Fax: 512-233-2726 Heli-Lynx 684 Mud Street East, Hangar #1 Stoney Creek, ON, Canada L8J 3C9 E-mail: info@helilynx.com Web: www.helilynx.com Phone: 905-643-7334 Fax: 905-643-7223 Buyer’s Agents Austin Jet International 6501 Torrey Pines Austin...
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail: paul.oppenheim@aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail: acsales@phihelico.com; Web: www.phihelico.com; Phone: 337-237-6070; Fax: 337-237-6560 Ace Technical Plastics, P.O. Box 4519, Hartford, CT 06117: E-mail...
November 18, 2008
Beginning Nov. 17, Canadian soldiers stationed in Afghanistan began receiving helicopter transport assistance from an unconventional source: private helicopters flown by civilian pilots. Six Mi-8...
November 6, 2008
The company recently conducted a series of test flights demonstrating a new, low-light-level sensor system for U.S. Army Arrowhead-equipped AH-64D Apaches. The Visible/Near Infrared...
November 1, 2008
MILITARY The Army continues to study a tiltrotor able to carry 20 to 30 tons of cargo or troops at speeds greater than 220 kt under its Joint Heavy Lift program. The JHL will proceed, though, only if selected by the Pentagon’s Joint Staff for the U.S. Air Force-run Joint Future Theater Lift program, officials said during the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting Oct. 6-8 in...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all ages could stroll through the museum where history-making helicopters, such as an AH-1 Cobra, a Bell 206B...
November 1, 2008
There are pros and cons to buying surplus military aircraft: the helicopters may be less expensive, but the purchase is a lot like buying a used car — you don’t know where it’s been or who has been driving. After years of use in U.S. military operations, many well-seasoned military helicopters will be classified as excess inventory and will be released from the military’s inventory...
November 1, 2008
With the obvious exception of Boeing’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units or existing helicopter operations working with tight budgets. In the 1996, the Anne Arundel County...
November 1, 2008
The current economic turmoil is hitting worldwide helicopter markets. The Middle East is no exception; military sales are sparse and civil sales are not materializing. The region is on stand-by. Markets have a way of defying predictions, and during the past year the Middle Eastern helicopter market proved this true once again, as it has borne out none of the short-term predictions industry was making just...
November 1, 2008
Helicopter Industry Faces Perfect Storm PARIS — The world’s helicopter industry, boosted to unprecedented levels of prosperity by a steady growth in orders during the past decade, would do well to prepare for the perfect storm that is now looming just over the horizon. And its effects are likely to be felt all the more keenly that all manufacturers have expanded their production facilities in...
October 31, 2008
On Oct. 30, 2008, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Her Majesty the Queen of England bestowed the Distinguished Flying Cross to RAF helicopter pilot Lt. Nichol James Emslie Benzie for his...
October 30, 2008
Due to the DoD’s termination of the ARH-70A contract, Bell Helicopter fired approximately 500 workers yesterday. This is a 4 percent reduction in staff company wide with management taking the biggest hit, losing 40 people all in the eight Fort Worth facilities...
October 28, 2008
Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles of Wales and the late Princess Diana, has requested to become a helicopter pilot in the British army. The Prince, who...
October 27, 2008
The relationship between the German government and EADS has turned sour as Luftwaffe officials level accusations against the European aircraft contractor of failing to meet delivery...
October 23, 2008
Effective this month, the U.S. Air Force will retire the last of its Sikorsky MH-53 Pave Low helicopters. The heavy-lift Pave Low, the Air Force’s version of the Super...
October 23, 2008
Belgium-based avionics specialist Barco has been awarded a contract from Eurocopter to provide high-performance mission displays...
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