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May 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | You are relaxing in the pilot lounge waiting for passengers to arrive when you see on TV "Breaking News" — an aircraft has crashed. You see overhead pictures from news helicopters, the FAA or NTSB investigators on the way to the crash site, and finally someone talking about aviation safety. Many pilots have often wondered what really happens during an investigation. The FAA...
April 29, 2008
California’s Orange County fire Authority is buying two new Bell Helicopter 412EPs to strengthen its firefighting capabilities, according to The Orange...
April 14, 2008
Boeing reports it has received a draft of the latest change to the U.S. Air Force's request for proposals to provide a new combat search and rescue helicopter. The draft of Amendment 6 of the Combat Search and Rescue X proposal was sent out April 11. Bidders have until...
April 8, 2008
The state of the rotorcraft industry, the prospects for new business development, and the potential impact of a U.S. recession and global economic downturn are collectively the focus of an Aviation Today...
April 1, 2008
NEWS As the U.S. Air Force culls final bids for its combat search-and-rescue X (CSAR-X) contract, the competing teams are maneuvering for any advantage they can get in the disputed, $10-billion-plus program. Top Air Force officials have said they want a contract award by July. The program to replace the service’s over-taxed CSAR fleet of Sikorsky Aircraft HH-60G Pave Hawks has been delayed twice by...
April 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | SAFETY The FAA’s top helicopter official told Heli-Expo attendees that all night operations should be flown by pilots wearing night-vision goggles (NVGs). "NVGs should be the norm, not the exception," said David Downey, manager of the FAA’s Rotorcraft Directorate. A problem with that, of course, is that NVG installations in civil aircraft in the United States are done almost...
April 1, 2008
Igor Sikorsky, the godfather of the modern helicopter, perhaps summed it up best: "Aeronautics was neither an industry nor a science. It was a miracle." When I served as editor-in-chief of Rotor & Wing during the mid-to-late 1990s, I was always struck by the sheer passion of the people in the helicopter market. Their devotion to rotorcraft made editing this magazine a joy and a privilege. I...
April 1, 2008
Continuing the discussion we began with my last column on helicopter acquisitions, I focus this month on helicopter selection ("Aircraft Life Lessons," February 2008, page xx). We all have favorite helicopter makers and models. Next to hot fudge sundaes with no calories, being allowed to pick my favorite helicopter without regards to cost or justification would be at the top of my Christmas list...
April 1, 2008
May 2008: Air Med on the European Continent — We examine in depth the factors spurring (and limiting) development of air medical operations on the Continent. Offshore Operations — As the offshore industry gathers in Houston for its annual Offshore Technology Conference, we look at what’s driving helicopter operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and elsewhere. Satellite Tracking...
April 1, 2008
Taking on Needles In Bigger Haystacks Planning on getting lost at sea? Try to wait a few years. The U.S. Coast Guard is in the process of installing new emergency beacon locators on all of its aircraft. The new DF-430-F electronic director finder, made by Rockwell Collins, can pick up emergency signals from 60 mi away, a huge improvement over older systems that required rescue aircraft to be within a few...
April 1, 2008
Armed Dolphins Replace Stingrays The U.S Coast Guard is now flying its own armed helicopters to interdict drug runners, after nearly a decade of using leased aircraft because its own weren’t powerful enough to lift the guns and crews needed for the mission. The Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron in Jacksonville, Fla., dubbed HITRON, switched to Eurocopter HH-65C Dolphins from leased...
April 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | MISSION EQUIPMENT Axsys Technologies has reorganized its operations to offer current and potential customers streamlined, integrated, high-definition surveillance capabilities. The Rocky Hill, Conn. company, which last year acquired the video camera and infrared imager company Cineflex, has divided its operations in two. The Imaging Systems segment...
April 1, 2008
Japan’s Coast Guard has taken delivery of three AW139s, which are to be deployed throughout that country for maritime search and rescue and patrol missions...
March 27, 2008
Separate from its current disagreement with Rolls-Royce over engine support for the V-22, the U.S. Marine Corps may have to consider a new engine for the tilt-rotor transport. Rolls misjudged component lives in crafting a...
March 24, 2008
Aviation Today will host a webinar examining ongoing opportunities presented by the current helicopter boom and the potential impact of global economic turmoil on the industry. The webinar...
March 17, 2008
Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland, and Bell Helicopter got good news and bad news on the VH-71 presidential transport last week. The good news? The White House will proceed with the complete VH-71 program. That calls for an Increment 1 set of five compromise aircraft based on AgustaWestland’s EH101, followed by an Increment...
March 14, 2008
The Omaha, Neb. Police Air Support Unit has received a $25,000 grant to aid interoperable communications among air and ground police units, KETV television reports. The TV station said the Iowa West Assn presented the...
March 6, 2008
Becker Avionics Systems plans to add LoJack’s proven stolen-vehicle tracking and recovery software to its search and rescue SAR-DF 517 radio-direction finder for law enforcement aviation units in...
March 1, 2008
BARCO PROVIDES HIGH-PERFORMANCE DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND IMAGE processing subsystems for high-integrity aerospace applications. At Booth 2201, it is demonstrating its lineup of cockpit display products, ranging...
March 1, 2008
GOODRICH HAS REORGANIZED FOUR HELICOPTER-RElated business units into a single one to give operators a one-stop shop for outfitting their aircraft. The Charlotte, N.C.-based global supplier of aerospace, defense and homeland security systems and services (Booth 4413) has placed under one umbrella organization the units that deal with de-icing and heating systems, fuel and health management systems, hoists...
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