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January 1, 2009
PRODUCTS After three court appearances and one jury trial, defendant Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif. prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Honeywell International. The $10.6 million suit, which was filed in 2002, alleged that Sandel’s ST3400 terrain avoidance warning...
January 1, 2009
The outlook for U.S. military rotorcraft programs as the Obama administration comes to power might look bleak at first glance. Incoming President Obama’s defense team inherits two costly wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, a plan Obama supports to expand the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps by 92,000 troops, and a procurement system widely agreed to be a mess. The wars have been funded largely through...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
January 1, 2009
Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low- to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. In the industry since 1938, Turbomeca is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines. With continued investments to expand global service and production capabilities, standard-setting design and engineering, and our 24/7 after-sales service, Turbomeca is committed to...
January 1, 2009
Formed in 1994, Aero Dynamix is a fast growing company, focused on safety, quality and customer satisfaction – the three pillars of the company’s success. During the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix has become the leader in the Night Vision modification industry. Currently, the company employs 50 Night Vision professionals and is growing significantly every month. As an FAA Certified Repair Station...
January 1, 2009
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, greatly expands its rotorcraft training capacity with its newest Learning Center at Lafayette, Louisiana. The new center devotes its efforts exclusively to helicopter safety, providing a broad range of mission-specific training for offshore operations, EMS, law enforcement, newsgathering and more. "This state-of-the-art facility...
January 1, 2009
Parts stocking distributor for the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin range of helicopters Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is a niche market helicopter parts supplier stocking components exclusively for the Eurocopter AS-365 Dauphin series of helicopters. Based in Zürich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, our company is focused on maintaining the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument...
January 1, 2009
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available in the world, with a power range stretching from 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp. This industry-leading fleet of 18,000 engines has accumulated more than 200 million flying hours powering light, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and uninhabited unmanned aerial vehicles systems in both the civil and military markets...
January 1, 2009
AgustaWestland, a powerful force in the helicopter industry, is capable of satisfying the widest range of customer requirements with a modern range of high performance civil and military rotorcraft encompassing all the main weight categories. Products range from the innovative single-engine 2.8-ton AW119 Ke to the 16-ton three-engine AW101 helicopter. Other products include the AW109 Power, AW109 LUH and...
January 1, 2009
Everything We Do Flies Schweizer Aircraft Corp. has been a leader in the design and manufacture of commercial and military aircraft since 1939. Schweizer Aircraft has manufactured over 6,000 aircraft and is known worldwide for its sailplanes, agricultural aircraft, helicopters, surveillance aircraft and unmanned vehicles. Schweizer’s light helicopters, such as the 300C and 300CBi, are primarily used...
January 1, 2009
Regardless of the work you do with your helicopter, Aerospace Filtration systems, Inc., inlet barrier filtration systems can help you do it with greater efficiency and safety. AFS customers have proven the value of AFS systems in the harshest environments in the world, including tough desert combat operations. While military customers trust their lives and safety to their equipment, commercial operators...
January 1, 2009
When it comes to replacing parts on the MD500, Aerometals has you covered. The reason: We have more than 300 PMAs for the MD500. Recently we added the vertical stabilizer to our list of approvals, so now we manufacture the tailboom, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, landing gear, and a long list of internal parts. How can Aerometals sell PMA parts that are as good as the originals at 30% less than the...
January 1, 2009
Manufacturers of airborne antennas since 1966 The H.R. Smith Group has been in existence since 1966. A family-owned, private limited company based in Herefordshire, U.K., and employing 220 people, it has for many years supplied antennas for aircraft such as Hawk, Harrier, NH 90, Gripen, BAe 146, Dash 8 Q400, Superjet 100 and many others. All types of aircraft antennas are manufactured here —...
January 1, 2009
Global Helicopter Sales, Support and Service Eurocopter recorded an all-time sales high in 2007. The company made 488 deliveries of new military and civil helicopters; achieving a consolidated turnover of €4 billion. Order bookings totalled 802 new aircraft. The company’s order backlog by the end of December exceeded €13 billion. Here are some of Eurocopter’s achievements in 2008...
December 30, 2008
Sikorsky is working on the 28 CH-148 Cyclones that the Canadian government contracted, but the manufacturer will be four years late now and isn't planning on delivery...
December 5, 2008
The presidential helicopter program is in its first phase, which includes five production and four test helicopters that provide more capability than the...
December 1, 2008
MILITARY Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles of Wales and the late Princess Diana, has submitted a request to become a helicopter pilot in the British Army. The 24-year-old prince, who received his commission in April of 2006, is currently a lieutenant assigned to the Household Cavalry...
December 1, 2008
MILITARY Lockheed Martin has moved one step closer to delivering the VH-71 for service as the next U.S. presidential and government VIP helicopter. On September 23, an operational pilot-production example of the aircraft, dubbed PP-1, successfully completed its first flight in Yeovil, England. PP-1 is based on EH...
December 1, 2008
NEWS The Newtown, Conn-based aerospace market analysis firm, Forecast International (FI), concluded its three-month study of the helicopter industry and determined light military helicopters will be the most dynamic sector worldwide for the rotorcraft market. FI’s data, which they gather on an annual basis, indicates production of light military helicopters will double in the next several years...
December 1, 2008
MILITARY The relationship between the German government and EADS has become strained as Luftwaffe officials level accusations against the European aircraft contractor of failing to meet delivery obligations. The Luftwaffe says two helicopter programs are...
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