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February 1, 2010
The U.S. Army may put new engines and a new drive train on its workhorse OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopters to give them “increased power margins to meet the high and hot demands of 6,000 feet and 95 degrees Fahrenheit, which are some of the conditions we’re flying in Afghanistan today,” the service’s top operations officer told the Association of the United States...
February 1, 2010
Military | Technology Netherlands’ National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is being asked to come up with solutions to the issue of helicopter brownouts, when clouds of sand and dust rise up during a desert landing. The...
January 1, 2010
Commercial | Tourism Paradigm Helicopters has incorporated its first Eurocopter AS350B3 into its Houston-based operations. The company provides various commercial...
January 1, 2010
Public Service | Police The Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) combined its aviation assets with high technology and coordinated efforts with ground forces to protect dignitaries and the city of Pittsburgh from potentially violent anti-government demonstrators. The demonstrators were in Pittsburgh last September to protest against the G-20 Economic Summit. Axsys Technologies V14 MSII gyro-stabilizer on the...
January 1, 2010
Services | Maintenance Under a partnership with One Sky Aviation, Russell, Pa.-based Forward Vision Systems has received a supplemental type...
January 1, 2010
Military | Mission Equipment The Army’s OH-58 Kiowa Warrior armed scout helicopter—the most heavily used aircraft in Iraq and Afghanistan—is losing its distinctive mast-mounted sight. Brig. Gen. Tim Crosby, commander of the Army’s Program Executive Office for Aviation, said the sensor turret atop the mast will be replaced as part of “band-aid” fixes to keep the aging...
January 1, 2010
Products | Night Vision Goggles Want to improve air ambulance safety? Then adopt two-pilot crews, and make sure that they are equipped with night vision goggles (NVGs). That was the message from Night Vision and Electro Optical Conference 2009 (NVEO 2009), a two-day event held Nov. 16–17 in Ottawa, Canada. It featured presentations from military and civil agencies that use NVGs, plus government...
January 1, 2010
Military | Mission Equipment The U.S. Marine Corps’ MV-22B Osprey finally has a gun that can lay down 360 degrees of suppressive fire, filling a gap in the tiltrotor troop transport’s capabilities that was criticized by some in 2007, when the aircraft first deployed to a combat zone in Iraq. When the Marines began the Osprey’s second combat deployment this past November by flying 10...
January 1, 2010
Carl Zeiss Optronics designs, develops and produces state-of-the-art optronic instruments for military and civilian applications. They are used to monitor, identify and classify, as well as for precise measurement, evaluation and targeting. As a subsidiary of the globally recognized Carl Zeiss Group, the company has years of experience and know-how in optronics, highly accurate optics and precision...
January 1, 2010
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available, with a power range of 300 shp to more than 7,000 shp. This broad product range powers more than 100 different aircraft models including helicopters, light fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles in both civil and military markets. Rolls-Royce supports this installed fleet of 18,000 engines via a global...
January 1, 2010
Goodrich Corporation is one of the world’s largest aerospace and defense suppliers, with annual sales nearing $7 billion. Goodrich has been in operation for 140 years and employs 25,000 people in 80 worldwide manufacturing and service sites. With one of the most strategically diversified portfolios of products in the aerospace industry, Goodrich provides aircraft operators and manufacturers around...
January 1, 2010
Becker Avionics International develops, manufactures and distributes the latest communications, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue (SAR) equipment for airborne and ground applications. For more than 50 years, Becker Avionics has provided avionics equipment to general and corporate aviation, ATC, law enforcement and military organizations around the world. Becker Avionics is dedicated to...
January 1, 2010
REBTECH, a division of REB Technologies, was founded in 1996 by Dick Borkowski. He had firsthand knowledge of night vision goggle (NVG) green filters and the problems associated with light transmission and color rendering. Borkow- ski’s goal was to create NVG lighting solutions for military and civilian pilots alike. Although the company started in 1996, its three main principals have been working in...
January 1, 2010
Enstrom proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. From humble beginnings in northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown into a world-renowned aerospace company, with sales of more than 1,100 aircraft in 50 countries. Still, the economic difficulties of 2009 required even more focus on Enstrom’s customers and products. In an era of volatile fuel prices, spiraling maintenance costs, and ever-shrinking...
January 1, 2010
BLR Aerospace (BLR) designs, develops, manufactures and markets airframe aerodynamic enhancements for fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. BLR’s 17-year history of aerodynamic innovation has produced nearly 60 FAA STC approvals for aftermarket aircraft modifications such as winglets, vortex generators, helicopter tailboom strakes and patented FastFin. Helicopter operators who would like a new aircraft...
January 1, 2010
Through two centers of excellence in Mineral Wells, Texas and Prescott, Arizona, Cobham Avionics delivers component and integrated system solutions for civilian, air ambulance, law enforcement, SAR, EMS, electronic news gathering, military and marine applications. With end-to-end avionics solutions, the requirements of a variety of airborne applications can be met through platform-specific implementation...
January 1, 2010
2010 promises to be one of the most exciting years in recent history for Kaman Helicopters. If everything goes according to plan, Kaman Corporation’s high-profile helicopter division will experience significant change and growth in the year ahead. Big News for K-MAX The company’s greatest opportunity rests with the unmanned K-MAX helicopter. As this issue of Rotor & Wing goes to press, a...
January 1, 2010
The industry leader in aircraft climate control systems continues to advance its technologies, expand its reach, and introduce new products and services. Air Comm Corporation is a company on the move. The Boulder, Colo.-based firm reached new levels of success in 2009, and 2010 is shaping up to be another strong year. Recent milestones and achievements include: • Certification of a new heating and air...
December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email: ap-hydraulics@mindspring.com; Web: www.ap-hydraulics.com; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@ aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites, div. of Aeronautical Accessories, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road...
December 1, 2009
Paravion Technology’s Heliporter Paravion has been producing the Heliporter for more then 20 years and the design allows one person to easily move helicopters safely and efficiently. Many options are available including lifting from the skid tubes or the cross tubes. The hydraulic system allows for smooth and easy operation into tight areas and the design allows for one unit to move many different...
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