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August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 30, 2010
European Air Group’s Annual Personnel CJPRS Course Heads For Germany The next European Air Group Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization (CJPRS) course will be conducted at Lechfeld airbase, southern Germany, from 15-30 September 2010. The German Air Force’s LTC Uwe Schleimer (JPR-1) is the man responsible for putting the two-week course and exercise together at the EAG’s...
August 11, 2010
AgustaWestland has inked a deal to supply six AW139s to the Government of Panama. Four of the helicopters will...
August 1, 2010
AgustaWestland parent Finmeccanica agreed in June to sell the intellectual property, data and production rights for the AW101 to Boeing. The Seattle-based manufacturer plans to incorporate AW101 design elements into a new offering for the VXX Presidential Helicopter...
July 1, 2010
Sikorsky Aerospace Services has delivered the first two S-61Ts that will support the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan. Sikorsky Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has handed over two...
June 1, 2010
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft and Lockheed Martin have launched a bid to offer the H-92T for the U.S. Navy’s VXX Presidential Helicopter program. In 2005, AgustaWestland and Lockheed...
June 1, 2010
Eurocopter introduced the concept for its Mercedes-Benz style EC145, which features various high-end improvements, in early May during EBACE in Geneva, Switzerland. Eurocopter Automaker Mercedes-Benz is collaborating with Eurocopter to develop a...
April 1, 2010
Artist’s rendering of one of 12 AgustaWestland AW101s on order with the Indian Air Force. AgustaWestland has sold 12 AW101s to...
April 1, 2010
UK MoD As the Chilcot Inquiry into Britain’s involvement in the Iraq War comes to its conclusions, arguments continue to rumble back and forth between the politicians involved and a selection of senior military commanders. While the politicians say that they gave all that the British military commanders requested to deploy and sustain operations in Iraq (then also Afghanistan), a good selection of...
April 1, 2010
The Army Aviation Association of America, known as Quad-A, expects to attract at least 7,500 attendees and 300 exhibitors this year. The association is using the entire arena and an annex to the Fort Worth Convention Center, probably at least 225,000 square feet, said Bob Lachowski, director of advertising and industry relations. When Rotor & Wing caught up with him last month, there were only six...
February 1, 2010
Military | Government Agencies It’s nice to have friends in high places, and helicopters have one in the Pentagon, the chief of the Army Department’s aviation division assured the annual Association of the United States Army aviation symposium. Buying more helicopters and unmanned aerial...
December 1, 2009
Two Pilots Needed In regards to an article that appeared on Aviation Today [www.aviationtoday.com] on Oct. 16, “Prelim on Fatal HEMS Crash,” which discusses the NTSB report on the Sept. 25 helicopter EMS crash in South Carolina, I’d like to note that all night HEMS operations [should] be conducted under IFR with a two pilot crew. This recommendation was made several years ago to the FAA...
October 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Scheduled commercial helicopter services have been tried in many markets around the world, but few have succeeded. One major exception is found in Hong Kong, the former British Crown colony that returned to Chinese control in 1997 to become a special administrative region or SAR, for short. Operating out of a smartly designed three-story terminal complex within the Hong Kong Macau Ferry Terminal...
October 1, 2009
While the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) cancelled the VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Program for significant cost overruns, all may not be lost for proponents of a replacement rotorcraft fleet for the President of the United States. DOD has held numerous meetings on how to replace the fleet of aging Sikorsky VH-3Ds since the VH-71 program was cancelled, Rotor & Wing has learned. The meetings did not...
October 1, 2009
The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) operates a fleet of 586 helicopters, comprising eight different models broken down into 19 marks or variants. Quite a number of these helicopters have been deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, but since the end of July, all have been withdrawn from Iraq and returned to the UK. MoD has launched a series of initiatives to modify several helicopter types for operations in...
September 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL Grand Prairie, Texas-based American Eurocopter has officially launched its U.S. customer service and fleet operations center (CSFC). The facility, located at the company’s Grand Prairie site, will serve as a global service and logistics network, along with sister fleet operations facilities in Europe (in La Durane, France) and Asia (Hong Kong, China). The CFSC opening followed an event in...
September 1, 2009
SERVICES The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued CAR 35 approval for United Rotorcraft Solutions and Ahlers Aerospace night...
July 1, 2009
MILITARY | VIP In the wake of the VH-71 presidential helicopter cancellation, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has been floating ideas for a cost-saving substitute. One idea that Gates raised with the House Appropriations Defense subcommittee on May 19 was what could be called the "two helicopter solution." "One of the things we’re thinking about is that, in fact, all of the...
June 18, 2009
Lockheed Martin announced plans to cut up to 750 jobs in New York, due to the cancellation of the Marine One program. Now, N.Y. Senator...
June 17, 2009
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) provides specialized training for test pilot schools at its flight research lab in Ottawa. The two-week sessions train pilots on advanced handling qualities. The pilots go to the...
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