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July 1, 2008
Growing recognition of homeland security needs, the availability of funding to meet them, and new equipment to support those missions are lifting police air units from England to Indonesia. Law enforcement agencies across the globe are recognizing the value of airborne support and acting to secure it for their operations. In almost every region of the world, prospects are for the growth of airborne law...
July 1, 2008
With operators seeking lower operating costs and more efficient support, OEMs are moving toward managing life-cycle costs. PARIS — Europe’s helicopter industry is preparing for major changes in the way it does business. These are not all yet clearly visible, and depend to a large extent on how European economies manage to cope with the wide-ranging consequences of the sub-prime credit crisis. A...
June 1, 2008
June 10-12 — ITEC 2008, Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: Phone: 44 (0) 20-8910-7817; E-mail: itec@reedexpo.co.uk; Web: www.itec.co.uk. June 16-20 — Eurosatory 2008, Paris. Contact: Phone: 33 (0) 1 4414-5810; E-mail: coges@eurosatroy.com; Web: www.eurosatory.com. June 16-19 — CBAA Convention, Toronto. Contact: Phone: 1-613-236-5611, ext. 230; E-mail: hgervais@cbaa.ca; Web: www.cbaa.ca. July...
June 1, 2008
A four-engine cargo plane that can land on a ship? Might happen, if Bell Helicopter and Boeing keep progressing on their development of the Quad Tilt-Rotor (shown at right). Project Manager Alan Ewing said the industrial team is moving toward a prototype that can carry roughly 100,000 lb of fuel and cargo, in hopes of winning the Pentagon’s competition for a new joint heavy-lift aircraft. Like its...
June 1, 2008
The 60th anniversary show brings some things old, many things new. In its 60th anniversary year, the Farnborough Air Show will have visitors reminiscing of the old and embracing the new. This year’s biennial show coincides with two other significant anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the first officially recorded powered, heavier-than-air flight in the United Kingdom and the start of the Berlin...
May 7, 2008
In what may be a sign that big airlines are losing their fight for user fees, talks have broken down over new funding for the U.S. FAA. The Wall Street Journal reports recent attempts at a bipartisan compromise in...
April 8, 2008
The state of the rotorcraft industry, the prospects for new business development, and the potential impact of a U.S. recession and global economic downturn are collectively the focus of an Aviation Today...
April 1, 2008
Igor Sikorsky, the godfather of the modern helicopter, perhaps summed it up best: "Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle." When I served as editor-in-chief of Rotor & Wing during the mid-to-late 1990s, I was always struck by the sheer passion of the people in the helicopter market. Their devotion to rotorcraft made editing this magazine a joy and a privilege. I...
April 1, 2008
May 2008: Air Med on the European Continent — We examine in depth the factors spurring (and limiting) development of air medical operations on the Continent. Offshore Operations — As the offshore industry gathers in Houston for its annual Offshore Technology Conference, we look at what’s driving helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and elsewhere. Satellite Tracking...
March 24, 2008
Aviation Today will host a webinar examining ongoing opportunities presented by the current helicopter boom and the potential impact of global economic turmoil on the industry. The webinar...
March 1, 2008
NEW MAIN-ROTOR BLADES THAT Carson Helicopters developed for its FireKing upgrade of the Sikorsky Aircraft H-3 Sea King are proving popular in the United Kingdom. QinetiQ, in partnership with the U.K. Defence Ministry’s Joint Test and Evaluation Group has successfully completed a 12-month, £5.25 million ($10.3 million) Carson blades project to increase the capability of the...
March 1, 2008
RISING USE OF DISTRESS BEACONS is driving increased interest in the Techtest range of homer-decoders, with particular interest coming from East Asia and southern Europe. Search and rescue aircraft manufacturers are increasingly seeing the benefits of reasonably priced homer-decoder systems, according to Techtest. Those systems make use of the latest technology in distress beacons. Techtest is one of the HR...
March 1, 2008
WHELEN ENGINEERING HAS BROADened its line of LED (light-emitting diode) navigation and landing lights with several new aircraft products, all of which will be on display here. In 2007, Whelen’s...
March 1, 2008
AEROSPACE FILTRATION SYSTEMS IS displaying its newly certified inlet barrier filters at Booth 4013. Designed for the Eurocopter AS350 powered by either Turbomeca Arriel or Honeywell LTS1010 engines, the inlet barrier filter can be installed without modification to the engine cowl and without downloads to calculate, according to the manufacturer. The system features a sealed engine intake plenum that...
January 18, 2008
Goodrich has acquired Skyline Industries, a leading manufacturer of lightweight crashworthy military helicopter seats and...
January 1, 2008
One of the best parts of running Rotor & Wing is the chance to step back every now and then and take in the "Big Picture" of the helicopter industry. This latest edition of our Annual Reports special section offers such a chance. Read through this collection of views from the industry’s top executives of prospects and challenges for the coming months and you’ll find confirmation...
January 1, 2008
Wulfsberg Electronics designs and manufacturers Flexcomm, the world’s leading multi-band, airborne FM/AM radio communication systems. Additionally, Wulfsberg designs and manufactures a complete line of VHF Communication and Navigation products for the corporate aviation, military trainer, commuter airline and helicopter markets. Wulfsberg’s Flexcomm communication system supports all channel...
January 1, 2008
Thanks to innovative design, quality excellence, and total customer support, Air Comm Corporation is a recognized leader in aircraft climate control systems. Air Comm heaters and air conditioners provide outstanding performance, from the 120º deserts of the Arabian Peninsula to -40º in the Canadian Arctic. In extreme environments, our systems are often considered mission-essential equipment. Air...
January 1, 2008
"Others Sell Parts, We Sell Support" The Precision Aviation Group (PAG) of companies provides parts and MRO services for Helicopters and Fixed-wing aircraft. PAG was founded in 1993 with Precision Heliparts (PHP) in Atlanta, GA. In 2002, PAG opened Precision Heliparts – Canada (PHP-C) in Vancouver, BC, acquired Precision Avionics & Instruments (PAI) from Dallas Airmotive in 2004, and...
January 1, 2008
Long known as reliable providers of quality helicopter parts, the industry veterans at Heli-Mart are now offering something more — a total solution that will fully meet the support needs of MD Helicopter operators worldwide. This expanded capability is the result of Heli-Mart’s recent acquisition of Phoenix Heliparts in Mesa, Arizona. "Our entire team has a passion and enduring respect for...
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