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February 1, 2010
Way back some 35 years ago, with the ignorance of youth and a bank account unhindered by responsibility, I decided to learn to fly a helicopter. It wasn’t like I was planning on a career as a helicopter pilot, I just wanted to experience what it was like to move in all three dimensions with a freedom unachievable in a fixed-wing airplane. The scope of the challenge really came to light during my...
February 1, 2010
Military | Overhaul & Repair Brazil’s Helibras has obtained a contract to upgrade 34 Eurocopter AS365Ks. Eurocopter’s subsidiary in Brazil, Helibras, has secured a contract to...
February 1, 2010
The U.S. Army may put new engines and a new drive train on its workhorse OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopters to give them “increased power margins to meet the high and hot demands of 6,000 feet and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which are some of the conditions we’re flying in Afghanistan today,” the service’s top operations officer told the Association of the United States...
January 1, 2010
Commercial | Offshore Two Bell 412EPs have joined the fleet of Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation Services (FAS). The manufacturer’s November handover signifies the 9th and 10th deliveries to FAS, eight of which took place during 2009. FAS has also inked a deal for PT6T-3DF Twin-Pac engine...
January 1, 2010
By Douglas Nelms The U.S. Army’s first total fly-by-wire helicopter is still on schedule in its developmental testing (DT) phase, despite rumors that the program has been delayed by technical problems, according to Col. Neil Thurgood, project manager for utility helicopters. The UH-60 upgrade program was started in 2004, with the first of two prototypes flown in 2008. Those aircraft are now...
January 1, 2010
The Egyptian Air Force, with an assist from American taxpayers, is providing new work for two U.S. helicopter facilities under separate contracts. A foreign aid grant will pay for a $17.35-million contract awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command on November 12 to AgustaWestland North America Inc. to do depot level maintenance on three Egyptian Air Force Mk-2 variant H-3 transport helicopters. NAVAIR is...
January 1, 2010
February 20–23: Heli-Expo 2010, Houston, Texas. Contact Helicopter Association International (HAI), phone 1-703-683-4646 or visit www.heli-expo.com March 17–19: Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Spring Conference, Washington, DC. Contact AAMS, phone 1-703-836-8732 or visit www.aams.org March 23–28: FIDAE 2010, Santiago, Chile. Contact FIDAE, phone 56 2 873 9752 or visit...
January 1, 2010
Aerospace Filtration Systems “Corporate Backbone & Global Footprint” Nothing has shown to be more true in the last year than a need for a strong corporate backbone and a global footprint to weather today’s economy. As we have all seen businesses struggling from small to large, those that survive and thrive are able to quickly mitigate market shifts and pullbacks. After a year of...
January 1, 2010
Turbomeca is part of the Propulsion branch of the Safran group, a high-technology group. Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low- to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. In the industry since 1938, Turbomeca is the world’s leading manufacturer of helicopter engines. It also designs and builds turbine engines for training aircraft. Turbomeca has one subsidiary...
January 1, 2010
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available, with a power range of 300 shp to more than 7,000 shp. This broad product range powers more than 100 different aircraft models including helicopters, light fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles in both civil and military markets. Rolls-Royce supports this installed fleet of 18,000 engines via a global...
January 1, 2010
During the past 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a reputation as an industry leader in quality rotor­craft services. Today, the company employs more than 900 people at one of the finest and fastest-growing facilities in the country. In late 2005, Keystone was purchased by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation—its largest customer. During the next two years, Sikorsky transitioned the final...
January 1, 2010
Leadership and growth have defined Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (now part of Donaldson Aerospace and Defense Group) since the company’s founding in 1999, and they continue to do so ten years later. The growth has been steady, often explosive, and today Donaldson is recognized as the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance Inlet Barrier Filtration (IBF)...
January 1, 2010
2010 promises to be one of the most exciting years in recent history for Kaman Helicopters. If everything goes according to plan, Kaman Corporation’s high-profile helicopter division will experience significant change and growth in the year ahead. Big News for K-MAX The company’s greatest opportunity rests with the unmanned K-MAX helicopter. As this issue of Rotor & Wing goes to press, a...
December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email: ap-hydraulics@mindspring.com; Web: www.ap-hydraulics.com; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@ aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites, div. of Aeronautical Accessories, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road...
December 1, 2009
The U.S. Marine Corps is putting its CH-53Ds under a heavy upgrade program following a decision to retain the heavy lift helicopters until they can be replaced by the future CH-53K. This overrides the initial decision to replace the 30 D models left in the fleet with the VM-22 Ospreys now being deployed. The 53Ds, based in Hawaii, have been deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan “because they are...
November 1, 2009
MILITARY/AIRFRAMES The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has awarded Bell Helicopter Textron a $35.8-million contract to design new cabins and cockpits for its AH-1Z Super Cobra. The contract, issued on Sept. 15, marks a significant new phase in a program that began before the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as an upgrade of aging AH-1W versions of the attack helicopter. With the Navy paying for new cabin design...
November 1, 2009
MILITARY/ATTACK The ATAK team of Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), AgustaWestland and aircraft electronics provider Aselsan have conducted the first flight of the prototype T129 AgustaWestland and Turkey’s TAI flew the T129 for the first time...
November 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE/ENGINES Pratt & Whitney Canada’s Customer Service Center Europe has reached separate agreements to support the Netherlands Police Agency (KLPD) and add Motorflug to its recognized maintenance facility (RMF) network. Under...
November 1, 2009
Officer/pilot David Weirick (left) accepts the helicopter from MD director Don Bridgers with officer/pilot David Eubanks at right. PUBLIC SERVICE/POLICE MD...
November 1, 2009
MILITARY/AIRFRAMES The last of some 10,000 UH-1 Hueys built for the U.S. Army has now left operational service, ending a four-decade run as the “workhorse” of U.S. Army Aviation and solidifying forever the role of the helicopter in military operations. The last Huey—a UH-1H, tail number 0-21776 in operation with the 121st Medevac Company of the DC National Guard—was flown out of...
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