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August 1, 2009
One welcome by-product of the global recession is that this year’s Paris Air Show was largely free of the boring succession of multi-billion dollar deals for Airbus and Boeing airliners that have dominated past editions. And, as orders and hard news in the military fixed-wing field were also few and far between, rotary-wing aviation had a rare opportunity to shine on its own. And, as luck would have...
August 1, 2009
The next time you’re doing your preflight and marvel at the complexity of your craft, think about all of the parts that go unseen, which must work harmoniously for hours on end without fail. Lucky for you, your maintenance staff is intimately acquainted with all those parts. They have to be, if we are to provide airborne law enforcement day-in and day-out, and return safely to earth without an...
July 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | MEDIUM LIFT Russia’s second Mi-38 medium lift helicopter has been assembled by the Kazan Helicopter Works — without Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127TS engines. Instead, Kazan has installed two Russian-built Klimov TV7-117V engines in their place. According to Georgy Sinelshchikov, general director of the Moscow Helicopter Plant, U.S. laws...
July 1, 2009
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office received a $7.3 million delivery order for one-time engineering services to retrofit seven CV-22s. The order will bring the seven aircraft to a Block B/10 configuration. The firm will also provide the associated retrofit kits for three CV-22s. General Dynamics was awarded a $18.6-million contract for the procurement of 70 full rate production Internally Transportable...
June 26, 2009
In an effort to assist the Indian Defence Ministry build a more effective coastal security perimeter, the U.S. has offered to lease the IDM 12 helicopters. Reports...
June 24, 2009
ADS, parent company of Eurocopter, brought a mockup of a “blue” environmentally friendly helicopter to last week’s Paris Air Show. The aft cabin displayed an engine concept that, once adapted...
May 19, 2009
With its helicopters growing in popularity in the area, Italian-based AgustaWestland has opened a new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The opening ceremony was attended by Italian...
April 1, 2009
PRODUCTS Traditionally, engine test cells are a cost center. The money spent running the engine during testing is money lost. But what if you could use this excess energy to make money by connecting the engine shaft to an electrical generator whose power can then be used in-house or sold to utilities? At the very least, you could recover some of the money spent on fuel. At best, you might even turn a...
April 1, 2009
MILITARY The Justice Department has charged Hossein Ali Khoshnevisrad, an Iranian citizen, and his Iranian company, Ariasa AG (Ariasa) with illegally purchasing/exporting helicopter engines and F4E-capable aerial cameras to Iran. According to a Department of Justice affidavit, Khoshnevisrad and Ariasa allegedly purchased 17 Rolls-Royce 250 turbines through an Irish trading company from Rolls-Royce Corp. in...
April 1, 2009
Engine Recuperators, Efficiency and Survivability In their endeavors to produce a V/STOL UAV called the V-STAR (VTOL Swift Tactical Aerial Resource), Frontline Aerospace Inc. wanted to improve the range potential of their prototype UAV. Its use of Rolls-Royce 250-C20 engines required some research into improving range efficiency with that motor. That research brought them to recuperators. To beat these...
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 1, 2009
What happens during an engine overhaul? Let’s walk through the engine shop and see for ourselves! You’ve just walked into the hangar and noticed something unusual. There’s an empty space where your helicopter’s turbine engine used to be. But it’s okay. It was pulled out by the mechanic and sent to an authorized service center for a scheduled overhaul. In 20-30 days, however...
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 1, 2009
March 2009: Silver State Helicopters - It’s been a year since the sudden demise of what was advertised as the largest non-military flight training academy in the world. How has the fallout affected those who were associated with it? Training: Soup to Nuts - We’ll look at what it takes to earn a rotorcraft pilot’s...
January 2, 2009
The lawsuits are piling up in the case of alleged fuel contamination disrupting two businesses in Hawaii’s helicopter tour industry. Attorneys representing Air Kauai and Island Helicopters have filed a $3 million lawsuit against Tesoro Hawaii, claiming the fuel provider sold...
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
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...
January 1, 2009
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. With continued investments to expand global service and production capabilities, standard-setting design and engineering, and our 24/7 after-sales service, Turbomeca is committed to...
January 1, 2009
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available in the world, with a power range stretching from 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp. This industry-leading fleet of 18,000 engines has accumulated more than 200 million flying hours powering light, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and uninhabited unmanned aerial vehicles systems in both the civil and military markets...
January 1, 2009
Northrop Grumman Corporation’s 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. The company is a premier developer, integrator, producer and supporter of manned and unmanned aircraft, spacecraft, high-energy laser systems, microelectronics and other systems and subsystems critical to maintaining the nation’s security and...
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