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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...
March 1, 2008
Hellenic Aerospace Industry has won a 7 million euro contract from AgustaWestland to manufacture 52 composite rear-ramp door assemblies for the NH90. Vought Aircraft Industries is to make cabin structures for UH-60L, M and MH-60S variants of the Black Hawk under a $600 million, five-year contract with Sikorsky Aircraft. The contract is Vought’s second with Sikorsky. Pilot Shop Co. of South Korea has...
March 1, 2008
BAE Systems will develop an interim all-quadrant defensive weapon system for the U.S. Air Force’s CV-22 Osprey special-operations aircraft, our sister publication Defense Daily reports.. The $491,000 contract awarded in January by the U.S. Special Operations Command calls for rapid development, installation, testing, and qualification of a weapon...
February 29, 2008
The National EMS Pilots Assn is conducting a survey of night-vision goggle (NVG) use in the United States. The survey coincides with a call by a top FAA official that all helicopter night flights be conducted with at least one pilot in the cockpit on NVGs. The head of...
February 20, 2008
San Diego's city council voted unanimously yesterday to buy a second firefighting helicopter for the city Fire-Rescue Dept. Fire officials expect the helicopter to be in service before seasonal...
January 29, 2008
ecms Aviation Systems has delivered its first adapter to make its fixed-arm hoist on the EC145 retractable. The Remseck, Germany-based firm developed the adapter for its...
January 1, 2008
One of the best parts of running Rotor & Wing is the chance to step back every now and then and take in the "Big Picture" of the helicopter industry. This latest edition of our Annual Reports special section offers such a chance. Read through this collection of views from the industry’s top executives of prospects and challenges for the coming months and you’ll find confirmation...
January 1, 2008
Wulfsberg Electronics designs and manufacturers Flexcomm, the world’s leading multi-band, airborne FM/AM radio communication systems. Additionally, Wulfsberg designs and manufactures a complete line of VHF Communication and Navigation products for the corporate aviation, military trainer, commuter airline and helicopter markets. Wulfsberg’s Flexcomm communication system supports all channel...
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