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October 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The management turnover continues at Bell Helicopter where Mike Blake, executive vice president of customer solutions, left the company suddenly Sept. 5. No reason was given for the departure of Blake, who was widely seen as the top assistant to Chief Executive Officer Dick Millman. Officials insisted that key programs Blake was overseeing, namely development and testing of the Model 429 light...
September 25, 2008
DART Helicopter Services' affiliated partner, Apical Industries, received the approval for their emergency float and emergency float with life rafts systems for...
September 22, 2008
Heliexpress opened for business late last week and according to Moscow Times.com, the helicopters are being used with some frequency...
August 27, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft today completed the first flight of its X2 technology demonstrator. Lifting the aircraft off from the Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary in Horseheads, N.Y., Sikorsky Chief Test Pilot Kevin Bredenbeck maneuvered the...
August 20, 2008
Due to the tremendous growth spurt of helicopter operations in India, the Indian government is planning to establish a “helicopter...
August 14, 2008
Specialist Aviation Services recalled all 18 of its MD Helicopters MD-902s from police and emergency medical service lessees while it investigated the control system failure. On Aug. 8, an SAS Explorer on lease to Great North Air Ambulance of Durham, England, executed a run-on...
August 13, 2008
Pilots Scott Kasprowicz and Steve Sheik are claiming a speed record for a New York City-London helicopter flight. The flight of Kasprowicz's AgustaWestland A109S Grand that ended early Aug. 9 with a landing at Redhill (just south of...
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 8, 2008
Pilot Scott Kasprowicz departed New York at about 0300 local Aug. 7 in an attempt to set a new speed record for an around-the-world helicopter flight. His goal is to complete the trip in under 14 days in his executive-configured A109S...
August 1, 2008
Well thought-out requirements and good planning are essential to getting an end product that is a pleasing, perfect helicopter, whether the aircraft is new or used. Primer Definitions: Completions and Refurbishments or Refurbs: While not defined in Webster’s dictionary, typically a helicopter completion involves making a factory-new helicopter meet a customer’s prescribed specifications. A...
July 23, 2008
The aircraft, the second pre-production version of the light twin, is being prepped for flight tests at Bell's Mirabel...
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 21, 2008
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Sun Myung Moon and eleven other passengers were in a helicopter accident in South Korea Saturday afternoon, July 19, but were not seriously injured. The Sikorsky S-92 was traveling...
July 15, 2008
The British-Italian manufacturer will launch a program to develop that aircraft by the end of the year, its CEO, Guiseppe Orso, said in answer to a...
July 14, 2008
The new Vigor Health Usage and Management System (VHUMS) will be used on the S-76D executive transport helicopter. VHUMS is a new family of lower cost, full functionality health usage management systems (HUMS) optimized for mid-size helicopters. The system will...
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 7, 2008
Four months ago, Rotor & Wing told you that Bell Helicopter executives were doubting the size of the market for the BA609. It is developing that civil tilt-rotor with AgustaWestland. Bell senior vice president for marketing and sales...
July 7, 2008
The U.K. aviation services company PremiAir is forming a new aircraft sales business. Based at Farnborough Airport, PremiAir Global is focused on acquiring and selling new and used helicopters and business jets and says it is not affiliated to any aircraft...
July 3, 2008
Welcome to R&W’s updated homepage. You’ll still find all the rotorcraft information you require here, with our daily news briefs, powerful search engine and current...
July 2, 2008
Industry leaders plan to meet in Montreal July 8 to discuss the ramifications of this week's midair collision of air ambulances in Arizona and other accidents. One area of concern is to how to inject into television and newspaper coverage the message that the industry has mounted...
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