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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
MILITARY Medal of Honor recipient Ed Freeman died in Aug. 20. Freeman and fellow U.S. Army aviator Bruce Crandall, years after the fact, were honored with the Medal of Honor for their actions at Landing Zone X-Ray during the Battle of Ia Drang in Vietnam in November 1965. They flew 14 missions into that LZ under intense enemy fire to rescue and resupply 1st Cavalry Div. troops, even after the LZ had been...
October 1, 2008
Getting Patient Data To the Treatment Center COMMERCIAL | EMS If you’ve flown rescue or medevac, you’ve experienced listening to or parrotting the medic’s patient-condition report to the receiving hospital or command-and-control dispatch center. What’s common to most of these transmissions is, first, a requirement for line-of-sight communications and, second, some means of getting...
September 15, 2008
Air Force helicopters from the 23rd Wing were deployed to Galveston, Texas to assist in the massive search, rescue and recover effort that followed in the wake of Hurricane Ike, which struck the area on the morning of September 13. The...
September 1, 2008
MILITARY Allied forces have been urging worldwide governments to send more attack and transport helicopters for years. Soldiers are being injured or killed by roadside bombs and without medevac helicopters and their attack escorts, many of the soldiers, who could have been flown to safety, are dying. Canadian forces are not exempt from those deaths: According to Canada’s CBC News, 90 Canadian...
September 1, 2008
Attack- Iraq will spend as much as $2.4 billion to buy helicopters, related munitions and associated equipment and services. Bell Helicopter or Boeing would be the principal contractors. Iraq requested the possible sale of 24 Bell armed Model 407s or 24 Boeing AH-6s, 24 Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engines, and related munitions, equipment and services. Attack — Lockheed Martin will lead the Apache Video from...
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...
September 1, 2008
Helicopters Needed, Now! PARIS — Canadian soldiers have a history of being let down by their governments and being left to operate outdated, costly and maintenance-hungry weapons so that their politicians can make whatever point they are hoping to score. Nowhere has this malign neglect been clearer than in the field of helicopters. Readers will remember the disgraceful “gold-plated...
August 27, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft today completed the first flight of its X2 technology demonstrator. Lifting the aircraft off from the Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Horseheads, N.Y., Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck maneuvered the...
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 4, 2008
Military commanders in Afghanistan will soon get some relief that they have been calling for. A fifth of the RAF's search and rescue helicopter crews will be sent to help British troops in...
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
Composites and Combat This article focuses on composite materials and their contribution to survivability in combat aircraft applications. Composite materials, specifically fiber-reinforced polymers, provide manufacturers with amazing improvements producing structural strength and flexibility. These composite panels vary from cowlings and integral structural members to all-composite rotor blades replacing...
August 1, 2008
The Australian Defence Force has decided not to purchase a dedicated medical evacuation helicopter that was to be used in...
July 28, 2008
This Friday, August 1, is the deadline to submit your nominations for the Rotor & Wing Helicopter Heroism Awards. Winners...
July 15, 2008
The manufacturer said at the Farnborough Air Show it plans to take its militarized variant of the S-92, dubbed the H-92 Superhawk, to at least nine European countries during the next several weeks to demonstrate its mission...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 9, 2008
August 1, 2008 is the deadline for nominations for Rotor & Wing’s Helicopter Heroism Awards. If you know of displays of heroism and flying skills involving helicopter crews and individuals on missions conducted in calendar...
July 3, 2008
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