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July 1, 2008
NEWS A set of new U.S. Army contracts to helicopter makers, spurred by damage incurred by aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan, is intended to reinvigorate U.S. research and development of rotor technology. Awarded to Boeing and Sikorsky under the Army Applied Aviation Directorate’s Rotor Durability program, the contracts initially aim to develop rotor blades — retrofittable to current aircraft...
July 1, 2008
MILITARY European Union countries have agreed to pool their helicopter capabilities to better support international operations. EU defense ministers meeting May 26 charged the European Defence Agency with coordinating the initiative in league with NATO. The effort is to cover joint training, logistics and upgrading of helicopters to operate in austere environments. That could benefit...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | MISSION EQUIPMENT Look for the FAA to call for repetitive inspections of night-vision systems once turmoil from its applications on helicopters settles down. Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited on May 29 regained its Part 145...
July 1, 2008
MILITARY With test pilot Graham Tomlinson at the controls, the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) Lockheed Martin F-35B Lightning 2 rose into blue Texas skies June 11, marking the first flight of an aircraft designed to provide a...
July 1, 2008
Attack/Observation — GKN Aerospace in May began assembling the center module "bathtub" structure of the lower center fuselage section for the AgustaWestland Future Lynx at its Yeovil, United Kingdom plant. Two years ago, AW awarded GKN Aerospace a £50 million ($97 million-plus) contract to supply complete, assembled airframes for 70 Future Lynx for the U.K. Royal Navy and Army. GKN...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AVIONICS Honeywell has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Intelligent Automation Corp (IAC), a leading supplier of helicopter on-board diagnostic systems for both military and commercial customers. Pending regulatory review, Honeywell will take over Poway, Calif.-based...
July 1, 2008
MILITARY The historic humanitarian efforts of the Berlin Airlift 60 years ago were honored by the annual Joint Service Open House at Andrews AFB, Md., home of the U.S. Air Force’s presidential transport wing and Air Force One. "It displayed a U.S. dedication to a stable and...
July 1, 2008
Brazil says on June 30 it signed the deal, which calls for Eurocopter's Helibras subsidiary to build the helicopters for that...
June 27, 2008
South America is proving a good market for the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd light helicopter. Press...
June 23, 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 year 2007...
June 23, 2008
The New York Times stunned the worlds of military aviation and Washington yesterday. Its scoop? That the U.S. Army, frustrated with lack of unmanned aircraft combat support from the U.S. Air Force, has launched its...
June 19, 2008
A few weeks ago, Taliban fighters in the tribal areas of Pakistan seized parts of American Chinooks, Black Hawks and Cobras. The Taliban filmed all the stolen parts to show...
June 19, 2008
To place more emphasis on training and reduce the number of flights, thereby saving money, the U.S. Marine Corps is modifying the training syllabus for pilots transitioning to...
June 17, 2008
A recent briefing by the aerospace company for investors and financial analysts has some observers wondering if that will happen. Jim Albaugh, president and CEO of Boeing Integrated Defense Systems, was pressed at that event on whether Boeing would sell its...
June 11, 2008
The U.K. Defence Ministry and CAE are building the capability for multiple crews and helicopters to train jointly. They plan to link the Royal Air Force's Medium Support Helicopter...
June 11, 2008
Woman in Aviation International is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to applicants who get their applications in starting July 1, 2008. The...
June 10, 2008
Piasecki Aircraft performed flight demonstrations of its X-49A Speedhawk for top Boeing Rotorcraft executives June 5. Boeing has partially bankrolled Piasecki's development of the vectored-thrust...
June 4, 2008
According to the U.K.’s National Audit Office, the Ministry of Defence mishandled the purchase of eight Chinook helicopters from Boeing and took delivery even though the avionics software was...
June 1, 2008
New and Improved? Perhaps Mrs. McKenna has a point in her reluctance to use electronic methods of navigation ("New and Improved," January 2008, page 4). In 1989, I was flying in a loose formation of three from Deauville to Ferté Alais, France. As I was in a poorly equipped Tiger Moth, I was the back of the formation with a paper map, the leader having a Loran (the GPS of the era, but less...
June 1, 2008
MILITARY | OBSERVATION A July 2 Pentagon review of the U.S. Army’s armed reconnaissance helicopter program has taken on greater significance following congressional cuts of the program’s proposed Fiscal 2009 funding. Officials of the Army and Bell Helicopter, prime contractor for the ARH-70A, spent the past year working to align support within the Army and Pentagon acquisition hierarchies and...
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