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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...
August 14, 2007
Sept. 1 is the deadline for nominations for the Rotor & Wing 2007 Helicopter Heroism Award. The competition is international in scope and open to both military and civilian operators. A...
August 7, 2007
Malaysia is preparing to issue an international tender to replace its air force’s fleet of Sikorsky Aircraft S-61 Sea Kings, according to the...
August 7, 2007
The Minnesota National Guard is preparing a helicopter maintenance base at the St. Cloud Regional Airport...
August 1, 2007
LATELY, WE’VE BEEN WATCHING "The Devil Wears Prada" on cable in the McKenna house. My son is keen on Anne Hathaway, the centerpiece of the fashion show that is that movie. I’m not going to lie to you. I enjoy Ms. Hathaway’s scenes, too. But it’s that scene-stealing chameleon of an actress, Meryl Streep, that has me bordering on a movie review here. She plays the...
August 1, 2007
Correction Our story on future rotorcraft powerplants included a discussion of Fischer-Tropsch fuels drawn largely from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet ("More Efficient, More Sources," May 2007, page 34). Through an editing error, the attribution to the EPA was deleted, leaving readers with the incorrect impression that the material was based on our own knowledge of the subject...
August 1, 2007
Well known as an outspoken proponent of safe, innovative search-and-rescue and firefighting techniques, LEE BENSON recently retired as senior pilot of the Los Angeles County Fire Dept. In addition to spending his retirement writing for Rotor & Wing, he plans to continue that advocacy by consulting with U.S. and international helicopter operators on their activities and fleet and equipment requirements...
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