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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 —...
January 1, 2009
LIFT Helps Helicopter Customers Hover Higher Aviall’s LIFT program offers a variety of services tailor-made to each helicopter operation; all designed to add value and cost reductions to a customer’s bottom line. The program’s benefits include access to more than 230 product lines, local stocking, central inventory, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning...
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 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...
December 23, 2008
The U.S. Army's 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade out of Fort Bragg, N.C. is going back to Afghanistan next year. Nearly 2,800...
December 23, 2008
The Department of Defense contracted with Canadian Helicopters to provide Bell 212s to support...
December 19, 2008
American Eurocopter now has its first full-motion, full-visual simulator on duty for its popular EC135/145 model helicopters. "This is a tremendous milestone for our training department,” said...
December 16, 2008
EADS North America is hosting a ceremony today to celebrate the delivery of the 50th UH-72A Lakota light utility helicopter to the U.S. Army. The ceremony will...
December 10, 2008
Pursuant to an overall effort to tighten the government’s military budget, the U.K. is expected to announce deep cuts in military spending...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE October’s annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Minneapolis served as the backdrop for the introduction of the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains (APFC), a non-profit organization designed to offer spiritual and emotional support for air medical flight crews. Pastor Joseph Love of Williamsport, Md., a registered flight nurse and ordained minister, is one of the...
December 1, 2008
Chinook Downwash and Other Failings PARIS — Under British military procedures, the bodies of soldiers killed overseas are flown back to the Royal Air Force base at Brize Norton and, thanks to the peculiarities of English law, civilian coroners must hold inquests on these deaths. The Oxford coroner, who has jurisdiction over RAF Brize Norton, has demonstrated in past inquests an unwavering thirst for...
December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY In the wake of the Pentagon’s cancellation of a contract with Bell Helicopter to build the new Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) for the Army, the Texas-based helicopter manufacturer announced 500 jobs cuts, mostly in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, but also in Amarillo, Texas. The layoffs represent four percent of Bell’s total...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has scheduled a public hearing to take comments and testimony on the safety of airborne emergency medical service (EMS) operations. The three-day hearing will begin on Feb. 3, 2009 at NTSB headquarters in Washington, D.C. "We have seen an alarming rise in the numbers of EMS accidents and the [NTSB] believes some of these accidents could...
December 1, 2008
TRAINING | PUBLIC SERVICE The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), sponsored by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), convened in Minneapolis, Minn. on October 20-22. Approximately 2,400 air medical professionals were on hand at the Minneapolis Convention Center to participate in classroom training, workshops and networking activities, while more than 150 venders from around the world...
December 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Dart Helicopter Services (DHS) of Piney Flats, Tenn. has been named as an authorized distributor of Spectrolab’s popular line of illumination products. Sylar, Calif.-based Spectrolab, a subsidiary of Boeing, manufactures the Nightsun...
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 28, 2008
On Nov. 26, the Spanish Ministry of Defence received the first EC135 manufactured at Eurocopter’s plant in Albatece, Spain.  The facility, which opened in March...
November 14, 2008
Lockheed Martin completed the first flight of its fully integrated Pathfinder advanced pilotage system on an Army HH-60L Black Hawk medevac helicopter at Felker Army Airfield, Fort Eustis, Va. This flight marks the beginning of the developmental test phase for this cargo and utility aircraft...
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