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November 28, 2007
Three key trade unions are opposing plans by the United Kingdom to sell its military helicopter maintenance work. The work now is done by the Defense Aviation Repair Agency. U.K. officials in July...
November 1, 2007
Respect for the Pilot I have the utmost respect for the Vietnam War-era pilot. His ability to get the job done in the face of the worst conditions imaginable is legendary. But is this "mission at any cost" attitude compatible with the needs of emergency medical services (EMS)? Looking at reports from the accidents in the past few decades would seem to indicate that it is not. In my few years of...
November 1, 2007
The majority of LEE BENSON’S SAR search and rescue operations occurred during his 26 -year career with the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. Additionally, in 1981 he flew for the Life Flight program in Indianapolis. But Lee observes that all helicopter pilots, regardless of their main mission, have done and continue to do lifesaving work as it is encountered in their day-to-day operations. STEVE...
November 1, 2007
MILITARY The U.K. Defence Ministry has commissioned a study of how the workload on helicopter pilots may be reduced. CORDA, a consulting firm wholly owned by BAE Systems, is working in partnership with AgustaWestland and Qinetiq. The study is one of eight covered by a three-year Maritime Surface Effects...
November 1, 2007
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command awarded Boeing in Ridley Park, Pa., a $25.5 million modification to a firm, fixed-price contract for procurement of a CH-47F. Work is expected to be completed by December, 2012. The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Raytheon Technical Services Co., Indianapolis, Ind., a $25 million contract for the development and procurement of additional V-22 training...
November 1, 2007
You may not have seen much in the news about manpads and Iraq, but U.S. military officials and defense analysts are increasingly concerned about that threat to helicopters operating there. The concern is that Iraqi insurgents...
November 1, 2007
ALL NEW U.S. ARMY AVIATORS NOW GRADUATE from the Flight School XXI (FSXXI) curriculum at Fort Rucker, Ala. The modernized schoolhouse has nearly all its required simulators, TH-67 primary training helicopters, and go-to-war aircraft. Compared to past training schemes, FSXXI gives each student pilot 50-80 additional hours in operational utility, cargo, attack, and scout helicopters. Hard comparisons with...
November 1, 2007
The Netherlands is a key player in amphibious combat capabilities. Its navy’s helicopter fleet plays a major role in supporting that capability. This is the second part of report on operations of the air arm of the Royal Netherlands Navy. The first part appeared in our September 2007 issue. — The Editor DURING THE 24 HR WE WERE THE GUESTS OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS Navy on the HMS Rotterdam, the...
November 1, 2007
THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE is pressing on with its efforts to "rationalise" its helicopter fleets, with just a few hurdles along the way. The requirement for new helicopters (and a simplified fleet mix) was made apparent again with the Oct. 2 grounding of the Royal Australian Navy’s fleet of six Westland-built Sea Kings. Those aircraft are to be replaced by some of the 46 MRH90s Australia...
October 10, 2007
American Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas are being delivered to the U.S. Army at a rate of two per month from the production facility in Columbus, Miss. The helicopters were first delivered in December 2006 at a rate of...
September 24, 2007
Canada’s air force wants to upgrade the design of its planned purchase of Boeing Co. CH-47 Chinooks. It is offering Boeing a limited contract to build two prototype aircraft, according to The Canadian Press. Lt. Gen. Angus Watt, the air force chief of staff, said...
September 1, 2007
I CAME ACROSS AN INTRIGUING story back in June. Seems a tribe in Brazil’s Amazon had dropped its longstanding tradition of avoiding much interaction with the modern world. The reason? Members of the Karitiana tribe had discovered that researchers that had come among them in the 1970s and then again in the 1990s apparently had been bilking them. The culprits sought samples of the Karitianas’...
September 1, 2007
BUSINESS Oboronprom, the state-controlled company at the heart of the government-led consolidation of Russia’s helicopter industry, has taken majority ownership of the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. The subsidiary of Rosoboronexport, the state arms-trading monopoly, acquired 25.07 percent of the Mil plant from Russian Abilis Holdings. Oboronprom already owned 36.35 percent of the Mil plant. No purchase...
September 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAME Sikorsky Aircraft reports that fly-by-wire technology for the H-92 version of its S-92 that it is building for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program has passed two days of initial ground tests. The fly-by-wire system, developed in association with BAE Systems, is intended to improve significantly the maneuverability, safety, and effectiveness of the 28 H-92s that Canadian forces are to...
September 1, 2007
MILITARY The U.S. Army has named Maj. Gen. James Myles the sixth commander of the Aviation and Missile Command. Myles assumed command July 19 in a ceremony at Redstone Arsenal, Ala. Previously he was the commanding general of the Army’s Test and Evaluation Command in Falls Church, Va. He was trained in the Army’s...
September 1, 2007
Sept. 17-19 — Air Medical Transport Conference, Assn. of Air Medical Services, Tampa, Fla. Contact: Phone: 703-836- 8732; Fax: 703-836-8920; Web: www.aams.org. Sept. 19-21 — Second International Helicopter Safety Symposium, Omni Hotel, Montreal. American Helicopter Society International and the AHS Montreal/Ottawa Chapter. Contact: Phone: 703-684-6777; Fax: 703-739-9279; E-mail: ihst@ihst.org...
September 1, 2007
THE END OF THIS MONTH MARKS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY of what has proven to be a remarkable event. On Sept. 26-29, 2005, more than 260 representatives of manufacturers, operators, regulators, safety investigators, and military services gathered in Montreal for the International Helicopter Safety Symposium. Spurred in part by a chronic accident rate among U.S. emergency medical service operators and a renewed...
August 24, 2007
The Indian air force has completed its first casualty evacuation at night using night-vision goggles, according to The Hindu newspaper.  The service’s eastern air command received a request from...
August 15, 2007
The U.S. Army’s new LUH-72A Lakota is suitable for light utility missions, but is not effective for use in hot environments or the transport of two critical patients. Nor does it meet requirements for lifting...
August 15, 2007
Goodrich will build advanced health and usage management systems for new-production U.S. Navy Sikorsky Aircraft MH-60R and -60Ss. It...
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