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September 1, 2004
Today, Sao Paulo state represents almost 34 percent of Brazil's gross national product, with this huge participation in most of the countries' activities reflected in the helicopter market. Of Brazil's nearly 1,000 civilian helicopters, roughly 455 are flying in Sao Paulo State. Of those, about 380 are in Sao Paulo city, where there is often 20-30 helicopters flying at the same time in a single 45 sq. mi...
August 1, 2004
Unlike its fixed-wing brother, the European civil helicopter industry is somewhat less than thriving. Without a doubt, the business aircraft industry in Europe is in fine shape, with a very positive outlook based on a rapidly growing economy, according to Fernand Francois, the outgoing CEO of the European Business Aviation Association. Every indication, including record attendance at the recent European...
August 1, 2004
Almost anyone in the world who has tried to borrow a large sum of money quickly learns the modern proverb: "A bank wants to lend you money only when you can prove you do not need it!" So, how do average helicopter owner/operators prepare for the task of showing the bank or leasing company the now and the future value(s) of the object of their affection? Preparation, information and organization...
June 1, 2004
Fighting the Domino Effect When one simple thing goes wrong in flight, others that I like to call "the variables" will kick in. This will usually lead to a domino effect in which everything goes wrong and an accident is inevitable. Pilots must be trained to do a couple of things to prevent the domino effect from taking hold. First, we must always have a reserve plan in mind to quickly solve that...
June 1, 2004
The AB139 is not just your boss's corporate taxi. It also fills the need for a powerful utility workhorse. I have followed the AB139's progress with a great deal of interest since Max Wiley of Bell Helicopters first briefed me on the aircraft in 2001. Until then, I had thought of the AB139 as just another pretty corporate bird to fly the boss in. One look at the horsepower rating of 1,620 shp. per side...
January 1, 2003
Robinson Helicopter Company last month became the first U.S. rotorcraft manufacturer to receive Japanese type certification. Type certification of the R22 and R44 helicopters will reduce the Japanese inspection and approval process from a potential three months to less than a month. It also will reduce, from $426 to $32, the cost of...
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