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March 1, 2008
THE QUESTION ON MANY MINDS IS what will Bell Helicopter do this year? For the last several years, Heli-Expo has marked turning points for Bell, with most proving less than favorable. In 2004, for instance, it launched the IFR version of the Model 427, only to cancel that a year later in favor of the 429. In 2006, it unveiled the Model 417, which lasted until Heli-Expo 2007, when both it and Bell chief Mike...
March 1, 2008
Over 50 years after it was founded in 1954, the air wing of France’s Gendarmerie Nationale – a national police force belonging to the Defense Ministry and primarily tasked with policing outside cities and large towns – is partway through an ambitious renewal of its helicopter force. That gradual process by 2013 would see the Groupement des Formations Aériennes de la Gendarmerie...
March 1, 2008
India is widely considered one of rotorcraft’s biggest potential growth markets. But how will that growth develop? Slowly, some experienced with doing helicopter business there argue. Demand for offshore-support services is rising, spurred by increased exploration and production efforts in response to record oil...
March 1, 2008
A recent U.S. Army aviation conference served as a reminder that a prerequisite for such events is an eye exam. The event was one of several whose presentations feature the notorious "quad chart." This visual aid crams four Powerpoint-type slides into a single slide. Its widespread use indicates someone in...
March 1, 2008
U.S. Army aviation faces tough times ahead, and must face them without key proven leaders. The branch has prevailed in tough slogging, engaged as it has been in an intense level of combat operations in southwest Asia and in the global war on terror since 2001. Those battles will continue, but will be joined by ones of a different — and nearly as dangerous kind. The branch must fight for survival in...
March 1, 2008
Hellenic Aerospace Industry has won a 7 million euro contract from AgustaWestland to manufacture 52 composite rear-ramp door assemblies for the NH90. Vought Aircraft Industries is to make cabin structures for UH-60L, M and MH-60S variants of the Black Hawk under a $600 million, five-year contract with Sikorsky Aircraft. The contract is Vought’s second with Sikorsky. Pilot Shop Co. of South Korea has...
January 28, 2008
Today brings news of rotorcraft unmanned aerial vehicle development in China and Sweden. People's Daily Online reports that He Xiang Aviation Technology Co., Ltd.'s  WD100 helicopter...
January 15, 2008
Everyone today speaks of the high operational tempo of U.S. military forces, given combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and counter-terrorism efforts in the Horn of Africa and elsewhere. Col. A. Thomas Ball, commander of the U.S. Army's 25th Combat Aviation...
January 9, 2008
Goodrich expects 2008 to bring a shift toward greater use of health and usage monitoring systems in commercial helicopters. Various forms of such systems are finding greater use on military aircraft, driven in part by U.S. Army efforts to reduce helicopter...
January 7, 2008
International efforts to dramatically improve helicopter safety face a fundamental challenge: no one can state definitively the safety level of operations today. The benchmark of aviation safety discussions is the safety rate, i.e. accidents (or incidents) per some standard...
January 7, 2008
To support that international safety effort, engine maker Turbomeca is undertaking an initiative to develop accurate, real-time means of tracking each helicopter...
January 4, 2008
Raytheon says it has completed initial testing of new command and control capabilities for the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. The Tactical...
January 3, 2008
Kaman Helicopters says it has passed formal qualification testing of digital automatic flight control system software for the Egyptian SH-2G(E) Super Seasprite. Successful completion of that testing marks a significant milestone...
January 1, 2008
MILITARY | OBSERVATION Bell Helicopter officials and their contractor partners are awaiting the report of U.S. Army evaluators following a key test of their ARH-70A Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter in early November...
January 1, 2008
MILITARY Boeing last month halted flight tests of its optimum-speed-rotor drone while it investigates the latest crash of the aircraft type. The turbine-powered A160T Hummingbird unmanned air vehicle crashed Dec. 10 during a flight test from Boeing Advanced Rotorcraft Systems’ facility in Victorville, Calif., about 50 nm northeast of Los Angeles. The...
January 1, 2008
One of the best parts of running Rotor & Wing is the chance to step back every now and then and take in the "Big Picture" of the helicopter industry. This latest edition of our Annual Reports special section offers such a chance. Read through this collection of views from the industry’s top executives of prospects and challenges for the coming months and you’ll find confirmation...
December 18, 2007
The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has picked an advanced-technology solutions firm to develop an acoustic small-arms detection system for helicopters. The agency awarded a $3.6...
December 12, 2007
The U.S. Army has told Raytheon to halt work on development of a common sensor suite for the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and a new, extended-range drone. The Army picked...
December 11, 2007
Boeing's turbine-powered A160T Hummingbird drone crashed Dec. 10 during a flight test at Boeing Advanced Systems' test facility in Victorville, Calif...
December 5, 2007
An international coalition is urging helicopter operators to adopt safety management systems as a means of improving rotorcraft safety. The International Helicopter Safety Team, launched in 2005 to cut helicopter...
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