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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...
October 16, 2008
The company won three awards resulting in Army Technology Investment Agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY In February 2006, India’s navy set a March 2007 deadline to receive bids for 16-24 more anti-submarine warfare helicopters, but the manufacturers that were handed the request (AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Kamov and Sikorsky Aircraft) asked for an extension. The...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY U.S. military services on Sept. 6 hosted a celebration in Washington of the celebration of the centennial of military aviation in the nation. Orville Wright left his home in Dayton, Ohio in mid-August 1908 for Washington, where he would conduct acceptance tests of the Wright Flyer for the U.S. Army. Two mechanics joined him for the trials: Charles Taylor and Charles Furnas. They spent Aug. 21 through...
October 1, 2008
The Marine Corps’ HMH-366 helicopter squadron, which was based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and deactivated in 2000, was reactivated on Sept. 30 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The base, located in Havelock...
September 22, 2008
The Indian Navy is putting out feelers for 16 heavy-duty helicopters with the probability of buying another 44. The...
September 1, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $22-million contract for two MH-60S Sea Hawks. Work will be performed in Stratford and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2012. Bristow Academy Inc, Titusville, Fla., was awarded a $5.3-million contract for initial entry rotary-wing training from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life-Cycle Command. Work will be performed in Titusville and is...
August 28, 2008
The helicopters, built by Bell, began operating this month. They can fly farther, faster and have a greater load capacity, 125 percent higher, than the UH-1N (the UH-1N is being rebuilt and redesigned...
August 15, 2008
On Saturday, September 6, the Army Aviation Assn will be hosting an open house in Fort Myer...
August 13, 2008
The Rotor Embedded Actuator Control Technology, or React, project is a three-year effort to develop active surfaces in helicopter rotor blades and active...
August 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES A small Canadian firm aims to transform vertical heavy-lift with a blimp-helicopter capable of carrying 40 tons and staying aloft in almost all emergency conditions. Calgary, Alberta-based Jessco Logistics’ chief, Peter Jess, has set up SkyHook International to develop the neutrally buoyant combination of a helium blimp, CH-47 Chinook rotor systems and additional propulsion...
August 1, 2008
MILITARY NATO commanders in Afghanistan are struggling to overcome a significant shortage of vertical-lift capability in their fight against Taliban forces. The shortage is not entirely a lack of helicopters, military leaders of the alliance said in recent weeks. A big part of the problem is an inability to access the military helicopters that members of...
August 1, 2008
The Brazilian navy signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. government covering the planned purchase of four Sikorsky Aircraft S-70B Seahawks valued at almost $195 million (311 million reais). The letter also covers options for a further two Seahawks. Bell Boeing Tiltrotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $28.5 million contract for spare components for the U.S. Air Force CV-22. Work...
August 1, 2008
The U.S. Defense Dept is on the brink of a renaissance of interest and investment in vertical takeoff and landing systems across the services due to their invaluable operational impact. I aim in this article to set the record straight on Joint Heavy Lift’s status and future and its relationship to January’s agreement by the chiefs of staff of the U.S. Army and Air Force to create a consolidated...
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