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April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 Rolls-Royce is developing a new turboshaft engine to power Robinson Helicopter’s first turbine helicopter and is discussing the application of the powerplant to the products of Enstrom Helicopter, MD Helicopters, and Schweizer Aircraft. Unveiled at Heli-Expo, the RR300 is "a major step forward in the helicopter industry," said Scott Crislip, Rolls’ president of...
April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 Engine makers are forecasting steady growth in civil helicopter markets over the next 5-10 years. The forecasts by Honeywell and Rolls-Royce differ, however, in the intensity of the growth they expect. Honeywell sees the market for new helicopters jumping 40 percent in the next four years and staying strong through 2017. Rolls-Royce’s sees demand...
April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 Pratt & Whitney Canada’s latest version of the PT6C engine will power the medium EC175 being developed jointly by Eurocopter and Aviation Industries of China (AVIC) 2. The PT6C-67 also powers the AgustaWestland AW139 and the Bell/Agusta Aerospace BA609 civil tilt-rotor. The -67 is the first PT6 produced by Pratt Canada that is governed by a...
March 1, 2007
The Bush administration is asking Congress for $481.4 billion to fund the Pentagon’s basic operations in Fiscal 2008 — up more than 11 percent over this year, our sister publication Defense Daily reports. The Army’s $130-billion portion of the Fiscal 2008 request is 18.5 percent higher than the $109.7-billion Fiscal 2007 request. It would support aviation modernization, covering 37 Bell...
March 1, 2007
Although many books have been written on the theory of system identification, few are available that provide a complete engineering treatment of system identification and how to successfully apply it to flight vehicles. "Aircraft and Rotorcraft System Identification: Engineering Methods with Flight-Test Examples" aims to do just that. This book provides the unique perspective of more than 20...
March 1, 2007
IF THERE’S A DOWNTURN IN THE OFFING, IT’S HARD TO find someone who has a hint of it. As many of us packed our bags and prepared to wade into the hubbub of this year’s Heli-Expo in Orlando, Rotor & Wing surveyed the industry on the promises and pitfalls that 2007 and beyond may hold. Normally a skeptical lot, the helicopter industry veterans with whom we spoke shared nothing but...
March 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO HAS GROWN APACE with the industry it represents. Just as operators and manufacturers are hard-pressed to field helicopters to meet all the demand before them, visitors to the annual gathering’s exhibit hall can barely find the time to see all the displays and products of interest. To help its readers meet that challenge, Rotor & Wing has gathered snapshots of what some of this...
February 1, 2007
Is There No End In Sight? No, there isn’t. At least according to Lynn Tilton. The helicopter industry is in the midst of unprecedented demand for its goods and services nearly across the board — just about everybody agrees on that. But as the helicopter industry prepares for its biggest annual gathering, the Helicopter Assn. International’s Heli-Expo (this year in Orlando, Fla. March...
January 1, 2007
"When your first ‘office’ is a converted stationery closet, it is hard to go anywhere except up," says Scott James, founder and marketing director of Precision Heliparts. Founded in 1994 to sell and service helicopter instruments and accessories, PHP grew very fast and soon had a few more employees. "I had known David Mast for several years," James says. "I knew he was...
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...
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