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August 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s X2 Technology demonstrator has completed two test flights that included full engagement of the unique propeller for the first time. In one hour of testing conducted in two flights, the aircraft flew at speeds reaching 52 knots in one test and 42 knots with the propeller providing forward thrust in the second flight. The X2 Technology...
August 1, 2009
Computing available fuel for contingency mission execution is an art lost to the technology of mission computers. Sometimes having a simple tool to pull from your mental toolkit or from a page in your kneeboard can be a godsend during time-critical mission tasking. When tasked for a mission that includes a search, it’s paramount to properly calculate all the segments of the search and rescue which...
June 17, 2009
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) provides specialized training for test pilot schools at its flight research lab in Ottawa. The two-week sessions train pilots on advanced handling qualities. The pilots go to the...
June 16, 2009
It's no secret that the European Union is in desperate need for more helos in order to help fight the War on Terrorism. However, the latest news...
May 19, 2009
With its helicopters growing in popularity in the area, Italian-based AgustaWestland has opened a new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The opening ceremony was attended by Italian...
May 18, 2009
This past weekend, Andrews AFB hosted the annual Joint Service Open House where members of every service participate in aerial shows, static displays and more. This year's show included aerial...
May 11, 2009
The Royal Air Force has announced that Prince William has completed basic singe-engine helicopter flight training, and is now scheduled to advance to multi-engine...
May 8, 2009
Northwest Helicopters, based in Washington, is an FAA certified repair station that has developed an important niche in the refurbishment of former military helicopters. The company specializes in Bell's UH-1 series, but it has also restored two Cobras and...
May 5, 2009
After nearly 30 years of California National Guard service, the last UH-1 Huey flew from Sacramento on its final...
May 4, 2009
The annual Quad A convention begins today and runs through May 6. The event is held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in...
May 1, 2009
These men and women are doing everything in that helicopter except flying it. From the military perspective backseaters, GIB’s, spoons, whatever you may call them, these people bring a myriad of talent to helicopter missions. In CSAR, medevac, and maritime missions they bring aircraft technical skills, medical skills and gunnery expertise. All the services including the U.S. Coast Guard employ and...
May 1, 2009
PRODUCTS The FAA has granted LifePort of Woodland, Wash., Organization Designation Authority (ODA), allowing the company to issue Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for interior components and systems. LifePort’s ODA also grants it Parts Manufacturing Authority and Technical Standard Orders Authorization. To...
May 1, 2009
MILITARY | MEDVAC Collectively, the 58 American Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas currently on duty with the U.S. Army and National Guard have accumulated 10,000 flying hours. These light utility helicopters (LUHs), which are based on the Eurocopter EC-145 twin turbine civilian helicopter, can carry two pilots and six passengers in its standard LUH configuration. "10,000 hours is a...
May 1, 2009
MILITARY | COMMERCIAL Thanks to $85 million in new government funding, Russia’s Mi-38 helicopter is scheduled to finish test flights this year, states a news release from the Kazan Helicopter Plant. "Serial production of the Mi-38 should begin...in 2010." So, will there be a market for this medium-lift helicopter, which is targeted for both civilian and military missions? Yes...
May 1, 2009
The three-year saga of the U.S. Air Force’s attempt to acquire a new combat search and rescue helicopter apparently came to an end April 6 when Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced plans to kill the service’s CSAR-X (Combat Search and Rescue-X) program. Gates suggested he might have the Defense Department begin a new program to build a search and rescue aircraft all the services could use...
May 1, 2009
The company received a $60.3-million U.S. Army contract to supply 24 Bell Armed 407s to Iraq, with an option for...
April 30, 2009
The Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, was deployed from its base in Iraq to its current base in Afghanistan. The squadron was originally...
April 29, 2009
CAE and its partners used the UH-1 Huey to demonstrate a system that fuses real-time landscape, using a light detection and ranging sensor, with a terrain...
April 14, 2009
April 1, 2009
MILITARY | EMS EADS delivered the first three of eight EMS-equipped UH-72A Lakotas to the D.C. National Guard in a ceremony at the D.C. Armory, March 12. The helicopters will replace their UH-1 Hueys. Spc. Lauren Bloch, a medic selected for assignment to the Lakotas, explained all of the state-of-the-art EMS equipment and other benefits of the...
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