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January 1, 2007
Satisfied customers. New products. Milestone deliveries. These are some of the successes that defined Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) in 2006. Long dominant in the military market, 2007 will find AFS continuing to sharpen its focus on the commercial helicopter market, where the company’s filtration products are growing in popularity. Supported by the industry’s most respected...
January 1, 2007
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...
January 1, 2007
When Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. was looking to upgrade its popular S-76 helicopter, it chose to power the new S-76D with Pratt & Whitney Canada’s innovative PW210 engine, designed for large single, intermediate and medium twin helicopters. This impressive powerplant is designed to provide customers in corporate, offshore oil, hospital, airline and government applications with both improved payload...
January 1, 2007
Aviall’s LIFT program offers a variety of services tailor-made to each helicopter operation, all designed to add value and cost reductions to a customer’s bottom line. The program’s benefits include access to more than 225 product lines, local stocking, central inventory, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning aviall.com Web site or EDI (electronic data...
January 1, 2007
"This special report has evolved into a significant reference source for helicopter operators of all types." Welcome to the 2007 edition of the Annual Reports edition of our magazine. During the past few years, this special report has evolved into a significant reference source for helicopter operators of all types. Just a quick glance through the Executive Outlook section that follows below will...
January 1, 2007
Jan. 23-25 — International Specialists’ Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, Ariz. Phone: Scott Swinsick, 480-891-8429; E-mail: scott.swinsick@boeing.com. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — Middle East Business Aviation, Airport Expo Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Contact: Phone: 971-4-286-7755; Fax 971-4-286-6166; E-mail...
January 1, 2007
Lockheed Martin has named three engineers on rotorcraft programs at its Systems Integration site in Owego, N.Y. as 2006 Lockheed Martin Fellows. The honor is reserved for the top one percent of technical talent across the corporation and recognizes and encourages the highest levels of accomplishment by individual contributors in technical fields. Rich Berbaum is the lead architect for system diagnostics...
January 1, 2007
Tilton Names New President at MD Helicopters MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton has named industry veteran Charles Vehlow to be president of the Mesa, Ariz. manufacturer. Tilton directly ran MD for most of 2006 after having replaced the previous top management team of Robert Rene and Randy Kesterson. "I have been working quite closely with Chuck and the high-quality MD executive team over the last year...
January 1, 2007
A NEW YEAR IS UPON US, AND IT promises great change. Of course, every new year brings change, in the form of a new birthday candle and more grey strands. But too often one year passes to the next with barely a burble. We strive to embrace the occasion by staying home from work, popping corks, tossing confetti and streamers, and sharing champagne. We trot out icons of a grey-haired, bearded old man and a...
December 1, 2006
Chinook Tops EH101, S-92 in CSAR-X Race In the end, it may have been a matter of who could field the aircraft fastest. In a move that generally shocked the rotorcraft world, at least in North America, U.S. Air Force officials on Nov. 9 chose Boeing’s CH-47 as the basis for their next-generation combat search-and-rescue helicopter. The service awarded Boeing a $712-million Combat Search-and-Rescue-X...
December 1, 2006
FlightSafety International has promoted Ralph Hicks (right) center manager of its Daleville and Dothan, Ala. Learning Centers. He replaces Britt Hoskins, who has retired from FlightSafety after 20 years of service. A 20-year U.S. Army veteran, Hicks has served at the Daleville and Dothan centers since joining the company in 1985. He holds a commercial pilot’s license, with single and multi-engine...
December 1, 2006
Dec. 5-7 — Dubai Helishow,  Dubai Airport Export, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Contact: Julia Cuthbert, +44(0)1293-823779, fax +44(0)1293- 825394; E-mail: cuthbert@mediaccom.com. Jan. 23-25, 2007 — International Specialists’ Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, Ariz. Phone: Scott, Swinsick, 480-891- 8429)...
December 1, 2006
2006 has been a year of learning the lessons of disasters small and large and laying the groundwork for future success. HOW DO YOU SUMMARIZE A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF THIS INDUSTRY? There is a great deal going at any time, and 2006 has been unusually busy — the sustained pace of combat operations, the growth of offshore support and EMS missions, a number of new aircraft programs, the tempo of...
December 1, 2006
Steel, aircraft, the right pilots, and certain equipment — such as night-vision systems — have all posed challenges to operators striving to meet high customer demand. 2006 PROVED TO BE A YEAR PACKED WITH ACTION — ON THE BATTLEFRONT, IN OPERATIONS, sales campaigns, and regulatory debates, and on the picket lines. The helicopter community found itself in the unusual position of seeing...
December 1, 2006
A round-up of new product developments and orders from helicopter manufactuers, vendors. THE LAST YEAR SAW A HOST OF INTRIGUING, USEFUL, and promising products to the rotorcraft marketplace. Here’s a sampling of them. Airframes: AgustaWestland A109 LUH: On April 4. AgustaWestland delivered the first two A109 Light Utility Helicopters to the Swedish Armed Forces, part of an order of 20 powered by...
December 1, 2006
A round-up of commercial and military contracts for rotorcraft and support over the last year. AAI CORP WAS AWARDED AN $87.2-MILLION, FIRM, fixed-price contract for full-rate production of the Shadow Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System and associated support equipment. A second, $65.6-million contract was awarded the company for logistical support of the Shadow UAV. Aero Comfort in January won a contract for...
October 1, 2006
Deep and Distant Gulf of Mexico Well Holds Promise Medium- and heavy-helicopter manufacturers may get a boost if reports of a new, successful, deep and distant test oil well in the Gulf of Mexico bear out. Newer aircraft programs like AgustaWestland’s AW139 (shown right) and Sikorsky’s S-92 were launched based in part on the prospect of oil and gas companies pushing exploration and production...
August 1, 2006
Are increasing security measures good news or bad news for high-end operators in Europe? Security measures being implemented across Europe to prevent terrorist attacks could clip the wings of European corporate helicopter operations just as they begin to take off on the back of lower costs and increasing acceptance, industry executives say. Recent restrictions on helicopter operations--such as mandatory...
August 1, 2006
U.S. Army aviation is fielding upgraded aircraft--and keeping watch on its funding. WITH COMBAT OPERATIONS IN SOUTHWEST ASIA ONGOING, THE CHALlenges of unmanned aerial vehicles before them, and a major modernization of the rotorcraft fleet under way, leaders of U.S. Army aviation have their plates full. Here's a round-up of some of the latest developments and what they mean. Who Gets the Bill? By...
August 1, 2006
U.S. Army Choice of EADS LUH Bid Boosts Globalization The U.S. Army's choice of a European-led team to provide its next-generation light utility helicopter is widely seen as a crucial validation of globalization in the rotorcraft industry. Two critical questions arise. First, can the Army afford the purchase of up to 352 aircraft envisioned when it named Eurocopter's EC145 the winner of a four-helicopter...
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