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October 15, 2008
In an October announcement, the Army revealed that it has awarded General Electric’s Engine...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY Universal Technology Corp contracted the Goodrich Corp to evaluate effects of using alternative and synthetic fuels and blends in its fuel measurement and management systems on U.S. Air Force aircraft. The initial contract runs through November and covers research and testing of the entire fuel systems designed for the F-15 Eagle and the F-22 Raptor. Follow-on work is expected to include the UH-60...
September 1, 2008
PRODUCTS Kit helicopter maker Rotorway International is considering using Rolls-Royce’s RR300 turboshaft engine in its products. The Chandler, Ariz. firm signed a memo of understanding with Rolls at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis. to...
September 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The K-Max manned-unmanned helicopter program took an important step forward Aug. 1 when Kaman Aerospace’s Helicopters Div delivered the first of two refurbished helicopters to Lockheed Martin Systems Integration in Owego, N.Y. Kaman and Lockheed Martin in March 2007 signed a teaming agreement to develop and market a manned-unmanned...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Houston was the site of the 38th Annual ALEA Conference and Exposition. The two-day event drew 1,143 law enforcement aviators from around the globe, many of whom come every year for classes, workshops and access to the industry’s leading manufactures of aircraft, aviation products and support services. In addition to...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Chief Pilot Jack Reichert of the Texas Dept of Public Safety accepted the keys to the police agency’s 10th Eurocopter AS350 police helicopter at the annual ALEA Conference in Houston in July. The white, black and gold B2 variant was presented by Larry Roberts, VP of commercial affairs for American...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 ALEA has embarked on a two-part initiative to promote airborne law enforcement to Congress. The first part is to encourage lawmakers to "support the funding efforts needed to keep aviation units active," according...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Texas Aviation Services has delivered a Bell Helicopter Model 407 to the Volusia County, Fla. Sheriff’s Dept. This new 407 is one of three to be used in the sheriff’s emergency medical service and law enforcement air support missions for the county on Florida’s east-central coast. More than 500,000 people live in the county...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Axsys Technologies of Grass Valley, Calif. used the 38th annual ALEA Conference as a backdrop to introduce its new, military-grade applications that it said would "significantly enhance" its’ high-definition V14HD MSII video system. Specifically, the applications are designed to reduce cockpit workload by simplifying the user/system interface. The first application, dubbed the...
September 1, 2008
ALEA 2008 Sheriff Sidney Causey of New Hanover County, N.C. and several of his deputies traveled to the ALEA Conference in Houston to take delivery of a new R44 Raven 2 police helicopter from Kurt Robinson of Robinson Helicopter. The shiny, all-black aircraft is the Sheriff’s Office’s first, and came equipped with a forward-looking infrared sensor, searchlight and...
September 1, 2008
Perhaps it was the economic troubles, the weak dollar, the fair weather or competition from other international aerospace exhibitions. But nearly every exhibitor, attendee and fellow journalist that Rotor & Wing queried during July’s Farnborough Air Show and since described this year’s event in the same way: slow. Farnborough organizers betrayed no worries, claiming new orders worth about...
July 29, 2008
Kit helicopter maker Rotorway International is considering using Rolls-Royce's RR300 turboshaft engine in its products. The Chandler, Ariz. firm signed a memo of understanding with Rolls at the EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisc. to assess applications...
July 16, 2008
Goodrich is developing advanced programming for the U.S. Army aimed allowing a computer model to manage power on an engine in flight, Rotor & Wing has learned at the Farnborough Air Show. The effort takes advantage of improved data storage and computing capability...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS The Russian aerospace conglomerate Oboronprom struck two partnerships with Western aviation manufacturers at the HeliRussia trade exhibition in May. AgustaWestland unveiled a pact to eventually maintain and produce its aircraft in Russia. Pratt & Whitney Canada agreed with Oboronprom’s Helicopters of...
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
Rolls-Royce appointed Ken Roberts as president, helicopter engines. Roberts, based in Indianapolis, will be responsible for the global leadership of the company’s helicopter engine business. John C. Sorensen was appointed vice president and treasurer at Kaman Corp, reporting to Executive Vice President and CFO Robert M. Garneau. Sorensen’s responsibilities will include oversight of the treasury...
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
San Francisco-based URS Corp will train helicopter pilots for the U.S. Army and the Air Force under a five-year contract that could be worth up to $240 million. URS won the contract through its EG&G division, which has been training helicopter pilots for the military since 1989. Training takes place at Fort Rucker, Ala. Raytheon, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $60-million contract for the...
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