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August 1, 2008
There is always far more to a news story than what makes it into print — the back story of all the intricate maneuvering and hours of negotiations, the legal and financial aspects, who may be grinding an axe, protecting a friend or pursuing a financial interest. The challenge for us here at Rotor & Wing, and for any journalists, is to convey the heart of a story accurately without explaining...
August 1, 2008
Bumps in the Night Millennia ago, humans gathered in caves at night for a sense of protection. In groups near an open fire, they listened to the frightening sounds of predators outside and hoped they would not become a predator’s next meal. When the sounds got louder and closer, they stoked their fires higher, attempting to ward off the predators. Sure, man ventured outside at night, but he was never...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | MISSION EQUIPMENT Look for the FAA to call for repetitive inspections of night-vision systems once turmoil from its applications on helicopters settles down. Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited on May 29 regained its Part 145...
July 1, 2008
Growing recognition of homeland security needs, the availability of funding to meet them, and new equipment to support those missions are lifting police air units from England to Indonesia. Law enforcement agencies across the globe are recognizing the value of airborne support and acting to secure it for their operations. In almost every region of the world, prospects are for the growth of airborne law...
July 1, 2008
With operators seeking lower operating costs and more efficient support, OEMs are moving toward managing life-cycle costs. PARIS — Europe’s helicopter industry is preparing for major changes in the way it does business. These are not all yet clearly visible, and depend to a large extent on how European economies manage to cope with the wide-ranging consequences of the sub-prime credit crisis. A...
June 10, 2008
The PHI Air Medical medevac helicopter that crashed the night of June 8 near Huntsville, Texas was awaiting installation of a night-vision system, according to the Associated Press.  The Bell...
June 3, 2008
Aviation Specialties Unlimited has regained its FAA Part 145 repair station certificate. The FAA issued the certificate May 30, according to the...
June 3, 2008
CLARIFICATION: Aviation Specialties Unlimited says that no more than 10 helicopters had use of their night-vision systems suspended as a result of discrepancies between installations and the paperwork submitted to the FAA, and that those were limited to two operators. It notes that the FAA official with which it has worked to develop a plan to correct the discrepancies is a project manager in the Northwest...
June 1, 2008
June 10-12 — ITEC 2008, Stockholm, Sweden. Contact: Phone: 44 (0) 20-8910-7817; E-mail: itec@reedexpo.co.uk; Web: www.itec.co.uk. June 16-20 — Eurosatory 2008, Paris. Contact: Phone: 33 (0) 1 4414-5810; E-mail: coges@eurosatroy.com; Web: www.eurosatory.com. June 16-19 — CBAA Convention, Toronto. Contact: Phone: 1-613-236-5611, ext. 230; E-mail: hgervais@cbaa.ca; Web: www.cbaa.ca. July...
June 1, 2008
San Francisco-based URS Corp will train helicopter pilots for the U.S. Army and the Air Force under a five-year contract that could be worth up to $240 million. URS won the contract through its EG&G division, which has been training helicopter pilots for the military since 1989. Training takes place at Fort Rucker, Ala. Raytheon, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $60-million contract for the...
June 1, 2008
The 60th anniversary show brings some things old, many things new. In its 60th anniversary year, the Farnborough Air Show will have visitors reminiscing of the old and embracing the new. This year’s biennial show coincides with two other significant anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the first officially recorded powered, heavier-than-air flight in the United Kingdom and the start of the Berlin...
June 1, 2008
Subject:  Response to Article “FAA, Vendor, Operators Sort Through NVG Turmoil,” June 2008, page 10   Too many times information goes out without having the facts right.  Your latest article in your “Rotorcraft Report” is a prime example of this situation. It is true that Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) has been sorting through and correcting...
May 29, 2008
Eurocopter is acquiring the German helicopter maintenance specialist Motorflug Baden-Baden GmbH. Motorflug, which has bases in Baden-Baden, Rheinmünster and Schönhagen near Berlin, will become an integral part of...
May 7, 2008
In what may be a sign that big airlines are losing their fight for user fees, talks have broken down over new funding for the U.S. FAA. The Wall Street Journal reports recent attempts at a bipartisan compromise in...
May 1, 2008
Northrop Grumman is searching for a new radar for its MQ-8B Fire Scout program, in hopes that new customers will follow. The company plans to build its own unmanned test aircraft to try out new sensor packages on the unmanned aerial vehicle, a modified version of Schweizer’s Model 333 turbine helicopter. Later this year, The company-owned "white tail" will test the Telephonics RDR-1700B...
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...
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