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October 8, 2008
The H-92 Superhawk demonstrated its mission capabilities in nine countries throughout Europe during the past...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY U.S. military services on Sept. 6 hosted a celebration in Washington of the celebration of the centennial of military aviation in the nation. Orville Wright left his home in Dayton, Ohio in mid-August 1908 for Washington, where he would conduct acceptance tests of the Wright Flyer for the U.S. Army. Two mechanics joined him for the trials: Charles Taylor and Charles Furnas. They spent Aug. 21 through...
October 1, 2008
Honeywell entered into a teaming agreement with LOM PRAHA s.p. of the Czech Republic to provide platform logistics-helicopter overhaul and maintenance, inspections, parts supply chain management, pilot training, and aftermarket services. More than 12,000 Mi-8/Mi-17 turboshaft multi-mission helicopters have been delivered throughout the world. DART Helicopter Services acquired Canam Aerospace Inc and...
September 1, 2008
MILITARY Lockheed Martin has brought on line a full-scale cockpit and cabin mockup of the VH-71 presidential helicopter as part of the systems integration laboratory in the U.S. Navy’s Presidential Helicopter Support Facility at NAS Patuxent River, Md. Called a Master Systems Bench, it is a replica of one already running at Lockheed Martin System Integration’s Owego, N.Y. facility. The mockup...
August 15, 2008
On Saturday, September 6, the Army Aviation Assn will be hosting an open house in Fort Myer...
August 13, 2008
The Rotor Embedded Actuator Control Technology, or React, project is a three-year effort to develop active surfaces in helicopter rotor blades and active...
August 1, 2008
Attack — The Indonesian Armed Forces expected last month to receive six Kazan Helicopters Mi-35 Hinds. Fifteen Indonesian pilots and technical specialists reportedly have been training in Russia since March. Attack — Kamov plans to begin production of its all-weather Ka-52 Alligator by the end of the year. First flight of the modified Ka-50 is planned for after September. Attack — Boeing...
August 1, 2008
The Brazilian navy signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. government covering the planned purchase of four Sikorsky Aircraft S-70B Seahawks valued at almost $195 million (311 million reais). The letter also covers options for a further two Seahawks. Bell Boeing Tiltrotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $28.5 million contract for spare components for the U.S. Air Force CV-22. Work...
August 1, 2008
Composites and Combat This article focuses on composite materials and their contribution to survivability in combat aircraft applications. Composite materials, specifically fiber-reinforced polymers, provide manufacturers with amazing improvements producing structural strength and flexibility. These composite panels vary from cowlings and integral structural members to all-composite rotor blades replacing...
July 22, 2008
Four Venezuelan soldiers and one Bolivian soldier died during the weekend in an accident involving a helicopter used hours before by...
July 15, 2008
The manufacturer said at the Farnborough Air Show it plans to take its militarized variant of the S-92, dubbed the H-92 Superhawk, to at least nine European countries during the next several weeks to demonstrate its mission...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 3, 2008
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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...
June 26, 2008
Lockheed Martin has begun integrating mission systems aboard a second VH-71 test vehicle at its Presidential Helicopter Integration Facility in Owego, N.Y. Four aircraft, based on AgustaWestland's EH101 (now...
June 18, 2008
The company, Helips, is seeking investors for a new, multi-purpose, light helicopter that does not have a tail rotor. The Gulf Times reported that two representatives from Helips gave a presentation at the Qatar Scientific...
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
Woman in Aviation International is offering thousands of scholarship dollars to applicants who get their applications in starting July 1, 2008. The...
June 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL The two companies are planning to establish what they say is the first helicopter hub in Italy at Rome’s Urbe Airport and to have that hub achieve operational readiness in 2009. According AgustaWestland, the project’s investment is worth about €3.2 million ($5 million). The companies plan to set up a 22,000-sq-ft...
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