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April 1, 2010
Coverage from HAI’s Heli-Expo 2010 in Houston is spread throughout the April issue. This page feautres wrap-ups from the many AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky announcements. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland CEO Guiseppe Orsi. Photos by Ernie Stephens Possibly the biggest announcement from AgustaWestland during Heli-Expo was the unveiling of the Grand New, a version of the Grand with an...
April 1, 2010
Ernie Stephens Photo Rotor & Wing boiled down 4,000-plus words from our collaborate Aviation Today Heli-Expo Blog, which ran from Feb. 20-23 during the show in Houston. Aviation Today Publisher & Editorial Director John Persinos teamed with Rotor & Wing Editor-in-Chief Joy Finnegan and Managing Editor Andrew D. Parker to provide in-depth reporting from the show floor, as well as video updates...
April 1, 2010
IESI Picked for Eurocopters Thales has secured an agreement to provide Eurocopter with its integrated electronic standby instrument (IESI) for the Ecureuil family and the EC175. The program includes the EC135, EC145, EC155 and the military versions of those helicopters. In other news, Thales will equip its 160-amp starter generators on the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters fleet of Eurocopter AS350B2s and...
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
Soldiers from the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit survey the area around Corail, Haiti in late January before boarding a Bell-Boeing MV-22. The U.S. Department of Defense budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes a request for 30 MV-22B Ospreys for the Marines and five CV-22B troop transport versions for the Air Force.U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who often talks about how vital rotorcraft are in...
February 1, 2010
The EC175 fills the gap between Eurocopter’s EC155 Dauphin and EC225 Super Puma. While the initial flight of the helicopter was on December 4, company officials introduced the model during a ceremony on December 17. The Eurocopter EC175 medium twin helicopter was officially introduced on December 17 in Marignane, France, thus filling the gap between the manufacturer’s EC155 Dauphin and the...
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...
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