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July 1, 2009
Goodrich DuraTherm Defeats Ice DuraTherm’s heating mat protects helicopter engine inlets from icing up. The technology was recently proven by a test at NASA Glenn’s icing research tunnel, where the DuraTherm system was installed in a Boeing AH-64 Apache engine inlet sectional mockup. DuraTherm heater mat technology works by embedding an electronic mesh into an advanced durable composite...
July 1, 2009
In the teeth of a worldwide recession, the word of the day for police forces — U.K. ones at least — is collaboration. In reality this has been the word for a year or more: traditional county constabularies have belatedly realized that buying in bulk, whether helicopters, searchlights, uniform sweaters or whistles, is only a matter of common sense. More rural police air support units (ASUs) have...
June 5, 2009
Kaman Aerospace of Bloomfield, Conn. announced that it made its first appearance on the Forbes list of the 400 Best Big Companies. Kaman, while not being a leader in...
June 1, 2009
MILITARY Since January 2005, Australia’s Department of Defence has spent $96 million purchasing military helicopter parts and upgrades through the U.S. Foreign Military Sales (FMS) system. Nearly half of that was spent upgrading and maintaining the Australian Army’s Boeing CH-47D Chinooks. A little more than one-third was expended on parts and upgrades for the Army’s Sikorsky S-70A-9...
May 1, 2009
PRODUCTS The FAA has granted LifePort of Woodland, Wash., Organization Designation Authority (ODA), allowing the company to issue Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for interior components and systems. LifePort’s ODA also grants it Parts Manufacturing Authority and Technical Standard Orders Authorization. To...
April 22, 2009
Curtiss-Wright of Parsippany, N.J. has won a contract issued by Claverham Limited to manufacture transducers for...
April 1, 2009
PRODUCTS The Active Pitch Link system developed by Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada could reduce vibration damage in commercial helicopters. The system employs springs and electrical activators to absorb pitch link vibration energy. Should power to the system fail, it will...
March 30, 2009
U.S. airmen from the 718th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron based at Kedena Air Base on Okinawa are helping to train Afghan mechanics in the maintenance of Mil Mi-17 helicopters. The collaboration is part of...
March 17, 2009
Onboard Systems International, Inc. announced that its new fixed beam suspension system for the Bell 407 has been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard has...
March 12, 2009
Helicopters are roaring machines, chopping up the air in thunderous claps.  It would be amazing to invent a blade that could cancel rotor wake vibrations. NASA is...
March 11, 2009
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca (RRTM) and Australian Aerospace, a subsidiary of Eurocopter,  have signed an agreement to provide Through-Life Support (TLS) for the Australian...
March 4, 2009
Edwards & Associates, a primary completions center for Bell Helicopter, and its subsidiary Aeronautical Accessories announced that it has...
March 1, 2009
MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY Future Sikorsky medium- and heavy-lift helicopters may be fitted with dual-frequency Hub-Mounted Vibration Suppression (HMVS) made by LORD Corporation, under a teaming deal struck between the two companies. HMVS technology cancels out rotor-induced vibrations at the hub by providing equal and opposite centrifugal forces; the direction and speed of which are dynamically...
February 20, 2009
AIR Africa 2009, South Africa’s first indigenous aviation industry and trade show, has been postponed from April 22-24, 2009, to sometime in...
February 19, 2009
Air Comm Corporation has been selected by American Eurocopter to provide vapor cycle air conditioning systems for the U.S. Army’s Light...
February 3, 2009
C-Quester of Weybridge, Surry in the UK believes it has come up with a system that will allow helicopters to reseed devastated forest lands. The system...
February 1, 2009
"We really hand over the heavy lifting of the edit duties this month to our writers who work directly with industry vendors to create this unique section." By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the editor-in-chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor...
January 1, 2009
The Three Little Angels of Spending This month, we bring you our R&W Annual Report. And as you probably saw during your initial flip-through, it contains two sections. The first is called "Executive Outlook," which contains comments and predictions about the helicopter industry as seen by the people in the corner offices. There’s also a part called "Company Profiles," a...
January 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SERVICES On Dec. 3, Robert A. Schlotzhauer, the 68-year old former owner of Falcon Helicopter Inc and Lee’s Summit Turbine LLC of Lee’s Summit, Mo., was sentenced by a U.S. District Court judge to pay a $500,000 fine, make $63,854 in restitutions, and spend 12 months in home detention for wire fraud and laundering money in a helicopter repair scheme. The charges stem from a 2001...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
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