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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...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 4, 2008
Forecast International projects that 2,176 light rotorcraft will be produced for military use during the 10-year period from 2008 through 2107. The Connecticut-based firm estimates the value of this...
November 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY RotorFest, the annual helicopter open house and air show hosted by the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester, Penn. drew a crowd of 3,500 rotorcraft enthusiasts each day of the weekend-long event, which was held on October 11 and 12. Visitors of all ages could stroll through the museum where history-making helicopters, such as an AH-1 Cobra, a Bell 206B...
November 1, 2008
With the obvious exception of Boeing’s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units or existing helicopter operations working with tight budgets. In the 1996, the Anne Arundel County...
November 1, 2008
The current economic turmoil is hitting worldwide helicopter markets. The Middle East is no exception; military sales are sparse and civil sales are not materializing. The region is on stand-by. Markets have a way of defying predictions, and during the past year the Middle Eastern helicopter market proved this true once again, as it has borne out none of the short-term predictions industry was making just...
November 1, 2008
Helicopter Industry Faces Perfect Storm PARIS — The world’s helicopter industry, boosted to unprecedented levels of prosperity by a steady growth in orders during the past decade, would do well to prepare for the perfect storm that is now looming just over the horizon. And its effects are likely to be felt all the more keenly that all manufacturers have expanded their production facilities in...
October 28, 2008
Prince Harry, son of Prince Charles of Wales and the late Princess Diana, has requested to become a helicopter pilot in the British army. The Prince, who...
October 8, 2008
The company delivered a UH-72A as the "first final assembly line aircraft from the production facility at Columbus, Mississippi." EADS is moving to transition the UH-72A's full production to the American Eurocopter facility in Columbus. The company is using a three-phased...
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