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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Rotorcraft Report: R&W Web Updates

Sikorsky Achieves High Availability Rate With S-92

The S-92 has netted an availability rate of more than 90 percent. Sikorsky says the high percentage is due to the use of its state-of-the-art fleet management operations center, opened in December 2006.

New Variants of HAL’s Dhruv Unveiled

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. has developed two military variants of the Dhruv, one with air-to-air rockets and the other with a high-powered Shakti engine, designed by Hindustan Aeronautics and Turbomeca.

ecms Aviation Systems Gets EASA Certification

A new weight measurement system for Eurocopter EC135s has received EASA certification. The system displays the load applied to the hook in the central panel display system.

EuroVIPs: BA609’s Best Bet

Bell says the market for corporate and VIP transport in Europe is the most promising market for the BA609 civil tilt-rotor.

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