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July 5, 2011
Fameck, France-based Serolor, a company that specializes in precision tooling for metallurgy applications, has started developing a turbine-powered two-seat helicopter that will first...
June 13, 2011
New Jersey-based HeliFlite has reached a milestone of 20,000 accident-free flight hours over the span of 12...
March 23, 2011
By Andrew Parker, Senior Editor Torrance, Calif.-based Robinson Helicopter is coming off a “pretty good” year, producing 162 helicopters in 2010. And signs are pointing up for a recovery worldwide in demand. “One-hundred sixty-two. That’s pretty good, kind of like the old days, so we’re not complaining at all and we have lots of orders coming in for the R66,” said...
March 1, 2011
A Wasatch Powerbird Guides (WPG) Eurocopter AS350B3 comes in for a landing following a ski drop. For some individuals, downhill skiing on a plotted slope just doesn’t make the adrenaline rush. They seek a greater thrill, above the chair-lifted skiing crowds, to mountain tops on which they can carve their S turns in virgin powder, snow on which no man has tread. To reach such a skier’s nirvana...
February 15, 2011
When most shops celebrate the opening of a new paint facility, they hold an open house or send out a press release. SureFlight went way beyond the ordinary, christening its new multimillion-dollar, 18,000-square-foot facility by painting one of the most recognized private helicopters in the world—Donald Trump’s Sikorsky S-76B. “Mr. Trump and his aviation team recognized that repainting...
February 1, 2011
Robinson Helicopter’s R66 Turbine was awarded an FAA type certificate on Oct. 25, 2010, and, based upon the 100 units already on order, is expected to be as popular as its top-selling piston stablemate, the R44. Base price for the five-seat, single-engine helicopter is $790,000. Okay, I’ll tell you up front that I’ve never avoided a chance to check out a helicopter, even a bad one...
January 12, 2011
Progress continues on Sikorsky’s Project Firefly. While the manufacturer has not released a timetable for the test program, the modified Schweizer S-300C is nearing its first flight, according to reports. Project Firefly was unveiled at this year’s Oshkosh AirVenture. But this is no ordinary S-300—it could be a look into the future of helicopters. “This is a technology demonstrator...
January 1, 2011
Since you are reading this, chances are high that you are also one of the poor souls who suffer from a disease called helicoptering. Therefore, I trust that you know that the Cabri G2 is built by Guimbal Hélicoptères in France and you know that Cabri is a little goat (also called a kid) in French. What you might not know is, Cabri also stands for Comfort in Autorotation Belongs to Rotor...
December 1, 2010
Serolor, which so far has specialized in precision parts for the automotive sector, claims to have the right skills to design a helicopter. France-based Serolor has started building a prototype of a two-seater for the kit-built market. The small company, the main business of which is in automotive precision parts, wants to diversify and was promoting its concept at Helitech 2010. The...
September 1, 2010
Norman Surplus, a pilot from Northern Ireland, took off from Thailand on August 1, restarting his attempt to become the first person to fly a gyrocopter around the...
August 16, 2010
Frank Robinson, founder of Torrance, Calif.-based Robinson Helicopter Co., retired as president and chairman on August 10 after 37 years at the helm. The board elected his son, Kurt Robinson...
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...
May 1, 2010
Aero Dynamix Receives STC for Bell 429 Night Vision Lighting System Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) has been awarded an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for installation of a Night Vision Lighting system in a Bell 429. The HEMS aircraft, owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, was outfitted with NVG-compatible lighting to provide safety enhancements for night flight operations...
April 1, 2010
Frank Robinson Torrance, Calif.-based Robinson Helicopter Co. has started taking orders for its five-place R66, set at $770,000 with a...
March 1, 2010
Korean War helicopter pilot, World War II fighter pilot, author, artist, great-grandfather. Many people would relish in accomplishing just one of these goals. For Richard C. Kirkland, that’s just where his story begins. Among his honors are the Distinguished Flying Cross, six Air Medals and the U.S. Air Force Commendation Medal. Rotor & Wing visited Kirkland recently at his home in Vienna, Va....
February 1, 2010
Services | Financing Although helicopter financing is in the doldrums compared to the boom years, some experts predict a recovery beginning in the second half of this year. The current chill followed a prolonged period of hot and heady days from 2004 through much of 2008, when user demand and helicopter shortages fueled a pricing bubble and financing terms hit historic lows. The bubble burst in late 2008...
January 1, 2010
The Light Helicopter Division of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., serves many markets in today’s aviation industry with its range of piston- and turbine-powered helicopters and dedication to meeting the changing technological demands of the global aerospace community. A skilled workforce, outstanding engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and a commitment...
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