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February 25, 2008
Here's a round-up of other news from Heli-Expo 2008's first day in Houston. Check back occasionally for additional news: On Jan. 30, the EC225 received its type certification from the FAA. The way is now cleared for the commercial operation in the...
February 13, 2008
Rolls-Royce is spooling up a streamlined facility for production of Model 250 and new, 300-shp-class RR300 turboshaft at its Indianapolis site. The...
January 16, 2008
Bell Helicopter has added McTurbine, Inc., to its customer support and service group through the marriage of parents. Bell parent Textron, Inc. last year...
January 9, 2008
Goodrich expects 2008 to bring a shift toward greater use of health and usage monitoring systems in commercial helicopters. Various forms of such systems are finding greater use on military aircraft, driven in part by U.S. Army efforts to reduce helicopter...
January 4, 2008
Turbomeca is looking toward formal launch within the next few months of a derivative of its Arriel engine. The engine maker has been working since mid-2007 with...
January 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | ENGINES The U.S. Army has awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to GE to help it develop the next-generation engine for rotorcraft applications. The contract taps GE for the next phase of the Advanced Affordable Turbine Engine (AATE) program. Under it, GE will continue to work with the Army in investing in state-of-the-art engineering and refining design practices to...
January 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | ENGINES The FAA is seeking public comment on a proposal to amend one engine-inoperative (OEI) rating definitions and type certification standards for 30-sec, 2-min, and 30-min OEI ratings for rotorcraft turbine engines. This proposal calls for revising the ratings’ standards to reflect "recent analyses of the ratings’ usage and lessons learned from completed engine...
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
Turbomeca specializes in the design, production, sale and support of low-to medium-power gas turbines for helicopters. When its joint programs with other manufacturers are factored in, Turbomeca is the leading helicopter engine manufacturer in the international market. The company’s goal is to provide a full range of services conveniently close to customers, wherever they may operate. It also designs...
October 26, 2007
The U.S. State Department is investigating how Pratt & Whitney Canada engines wound up in prototypes of China's first domestically developed military attack helicopter, according to Reuters. Pratt...
October 4, 2007
Pratt & Whitney Canada has signed a fleet management program agreement with Sloane Helicopters, Ltd. to maintain PW206C and PW207C...
October 1, 2007
Operators Love It, and Swear By Its Reliability, But Want More Power THE YEAR 1967 WAS A VINTAGE ONE IN THE rotorcraft world. Not only did it see the birth of this magazine. It also brought us Bell Helicopter’s 206, the light, single-engine helicopter that — with Rotor & Wing — this year marks its 40th anniversary. The 206 has gone on to become a mainstay of the civil fleet and the...
September 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/ENGINES Turbomeca Asia Pacific has signed an agreement with Citic Offshore Helicopter Co. to support operators in China who use the French engine manufacturer’s Arriel 2 and Makila 1 powerplants. Citic will provide field technicians trained and...
September 1, 2007
Med-Trans has appointed Larry Bugg as safety director. Northstar Aerospace has appointed Craig Yuen as its company’s new chief financial officer. Silver State Helicopters has appointed Tim Barrett vice president of its Advanced Flight Training Academy, to be located in central Texas and Provo, Utah. Sean Moretz has been named vice president of commercial operations. Patrick Dennis has been named vice...
August 7, 2007
Naples, FL – August 7, 2007--Air Technology Engines, Inc. (ATE) is pleased to announce that their 145 Repair Station has recently received FAA Certification to overhaul and repair the Rolls Royce 250C20 Engine Models B, C, G, J, S and W.  Air Technology Engines is an expert in turbine engine maintenance with over 30 years experience in managing material and repair options, thus providing...
August 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/ENGINES An air tour Eurocopter AS350BA crashed in Hawaii in January 2006 because a blade in its Turbomeca Arriel 1B failed in flight and destroyed the engine, U.S. accident investigators have concluded. The pilot broke his ankle and his four passengers suffered minor injuries after the Sunshine Helicopters aircraft, registration N3607P, lost power Jan. 10, 2006. The pilot autorotated into a dense...
August 1, 2007
Dan Corsentino of Silver State Helicopters has been appointed to the U.S. Homeland Security Dept.’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Silver State Helicopters has appointed Joel Banks as vice president of flight academy operations in the Eastern U.S. and Steve Balint as...
August 1, 2007
THE 1960S PROVED TO BE A PIVOTAL DECADE FOR THE helicopter industry. As the Vietnam War escalated, the versatility of the helicopter was demonstrated time and time again. With new technology came new applications and the helicopter was used for everything from troop transport to airborne attack. Medevac usage was also a critical mission, and paved the way for the future growth of civilian emergency medical...
August 1, 2007
IT’S NOT HARD TO ISOLATE THE BIG BUSINESS OR political events that have steered the course of the rotorcraft industry in the 40 years since Rotor & Wing first appeared. Just about anyone you ask will point first to the war in Vietnam — some to that waged by France, most to the U.S. operations — as the event that proved the value of the helicopter as air mobility, gunship, and medevac...
August 1, 2007
Evolution, not revolution, describes the change in vertical-lift technology since 1967. The pace has satisfied no one. But there have been significant changes, perhaps none more important than the advent of the turbine engine and IFR flight in helicopters. LOOKING BACK OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS OF ROTORCRAFT development, it is not hard to sort out the most significant technological advances. There are not...
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