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March 19, 2008
Rolls-Royce and the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command are at odds over a "power-by-the-hour" contract signed in 1998 to sustain AE1107C Liberty engines for the V-22 Osprey. Rolls wants out of the deal, which it has told NavAir is no longer cost-effective. In response, NavAir is considering options as drastic as buying new engines for the tilt-rotor...
March 17, 2008
Rolls-Royce has completed assembly, test, and delivery of its first production RR300 engine, following receipt of its production certificate for the engine from the U.S. FAA. The 300-shp-class powerplant was completed at Rolls' newly-commissioned small engine...
March 7, 2008
Air Methods has awarded Standard Aero an exclusive, five-year contract to repair and overhaul its Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines. The contract...
March 1, 2008
LOOK FOR MAJOR NEWS FROM Rolls-Royce today on the RR300 as well as its stalwart Model 250 engine. The engine maker (Booth 1917) has a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. today, at which it also will release its annual helicopter engine market forecast and update attendees on improvements to the Model 250 and its production and test facilities in Indianapolis. Launched as a development program in January...
March 1, 2008
TURBOMECA EXECUTIVES ARE confident that 2008 will be the year when their investments in improving customer support begin to pay off. "I think you will see us turn the corner in 2008," said Turbomeca Chairman and CEO Emeric d’Arcimoles. Toward the end of this year, the engine maker will conduct the next in its series of biennial customer-satisfaction surveys, which executives described as a...
March 1, 2008
PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA IS building on what it sees as "a key competitive advantage" over other helicopter engine makers by enhancing its customer support services. "We take the whole aftermarket very seriously because we feel it is a key competitive advantage for us," said John Saabas, executive vice president of the Longueuil, Quebec-based firm. In the past year, P&WC (Booth...
March 1, 2008
India is widely considered one of rotorcraft’s biggest potential growth markets. But how will that growth develop? Slowly, some experienced with doing helicopter business there argue. Demand for offshore-support services is rising, spurred by increased exploration and production efforts in response to record oil...
March 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | ENGINES Soloy Aviation Solutions has obtained approval from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for its Honeywell engine conversion for the Eurocopter AS350BA and B2. The company already had supplemental type certificates from the U.S...
March 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | ENGINES Rolls-Royce won FAA type certification of its 300-shp-class RR300 turboshaft engine in late 2007, the manufacturer revealed at Heli-Expo last month. The engine maker launched development of the RR300 in January 2006 and received the type certificate in late December. "So we were able to do the design, development, and complete certification — through receipt of the type...
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...
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