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March 1, 2012
During Heli-Expo, the U.S. Federal budget was announced with the confirmation that the Department of Defense will indeed spend $486.9 billion less than was planned in last year’s budget (savings to be gained through reductions in force structure and modernization). The headline was that base defense spending will reduce by 1 percent to $525.4 billion in 2013, while DoD Overseas Contingency Operations...
February 13, 2012
St. Louis, Mo.-based Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth 8451) president Mike Scimone held a workshop, “Engine Protection—Realizing Return on Investment (ROI) Quickly,” explaining the benefits of his company’s inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems from foreign object damage (FOD), which can range from the usual...
February 1, 2012
Spanish Air Force AS332B behind one of the international extraction forces. The fifth gathering of European international military aircrews that were seeking to improve their knowledge and skills in personnel recovery techniques met at the Albacete airbase in Spain from October 14-26, 2011 under the auspices of the European Air Group. This was the annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization...
December 22, 2011
The European Air Group held its annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization Course (CJPRSC) at the Albacete airbase, Spain, from October 14-26. This was formally known as the Combined Joint Combat Search and Rescue course (CJCSAR). The concept behind the annual CJPRSC is to provide individual training for personnel with responsibility for personnel recovery tasks. It trains and tests their...
December 9, 2011
The U.S. Marine Corps recently admitted that the lifetime cost of operating their new V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft had increased 64 percent over...
November 30, 2011
Bell Helicopter has finalized the sale of the BA609 tiltrotor (now AW609) to AgustaWestland. The transaction marks the end of a months-long regulatory approvals process, with AgustaWestland announcing...
November 30, 2011
Bell Boeing showcased the V-22 at the Dubai Air Show for the first time in November, promoting the advantages of the tiltrotor concept to governments in the Middle East. With orders from the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force winding down, the manufacturers are looking to foreign sales to keep the production line going. Bell Boeing is looking to expand the V-22 to the Middle East. Photo courtesy Bell...
November 29, 2011
The Ministry of Defence of Brunei Darussalam in Southeast Asia has contracted Sikorsky to revamp its helicopter fleet with a dozen S-70i Black...
October 1, 2011
A flight medic explains how to control a rescue litter during a hoist training exercise. Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth The flight crews of Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment have wrapped up point of injury...
August 10, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
August 2, 2011
The 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, completed its first hoist medevac training exercise...
July 27, 2011
The health and mission effects of helicopter pilots and crewmembers who suffer from back and neck pain due to flying is taking center stage during the Rotary-Wing Aircraft Seating Forum, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Speakers from military and scientific industries presented...
July 1, 2011
Russian Helicopters has shipped the first of five Ka-32A11BCs to the Russian Federation for Civil Defense, Emergency...
June 27, 2011
During the Paris Air Show, AgustaWestland delivered an AW139 to the Qatar Armed Forces, representing the 400th delivery of the type...
June 1, 2011
A special Spring 2011 Military Insider is available in the June edition of Rotor & Wing, which is now available online. Features include “Shifting Global...
May 24, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has received an order for 15 UH-60Ms from the Swedish Defense Materiel Administration. The...
May 23, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered of three VIP-configured S-92s to the Royal Thai Air Force. The...
May 2, 2011
Sikorsky Aircraft has reached a production landmark in delivering 200 MH-60S and 100 MH-60R helicopters...
May 1, 2011
Helicopters pick up ocean water as part of attempts to dump it on Japan’s damaged nuclear reactor to prevent a meltdown. On March 11, 2011, Japan suffered unbelievable tragedy in the form of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake, devastating tsunami and nuclear crisis. More than 20,000 people were feared dead and thousands homeless. As this issue went to press, the number of confirmed dead rose above 14,000...
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