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January 1, 2008
Simplex Manufacturing is committed to providing premier aviation products in the field of Fire Management, Agricultural Applications, and now Powerline Maintenance. The entire Simplex team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support worldwide. SMC is entering its 62nd year of engineering and manufacturing excellence. The company is proud of the generations of operators that have...
January 1, 2008
CMC Electronics designs and produces leading technology electronics products for the aviation and global positioning markets. CMC’s focus is on delivering innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions to its customers worldwide. Its principal locations are in Montreal, Quebec; Ottawa, Ontario; and Chicago, Illinois. CMC Electronics (www.cmcelectronics.ca) will be showcasing its...
January 1, 2008
Goodrich Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, is a global supplier of systems and services to the aerospace, defense and homeland security markets. With annual revenues of $5.9 billion, Goodrich employs more than 24,000 people worldwide in roughly 90 facilities across 16 countries. For helicopters, Goodrich offers an extensive range of products, systems and services for commercial and military markets. From...
December 12, 2007
The U.S. Army has told Raytheon to halt work on development of a common sensor suite for the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter and a new, extended-range drone. The Army picked...
November 14, 2007
Lockheed Martin Systems Integration has brought the systems integration lab, or SIL, for the VH-71 U.S. presidential helicopter on line. The SIL is a key element of the contractor...
November 13, 2007
Aerosimulators has formed a strategic alliance with AeroComputers, to enhance Aerosimulators' Gimbal Imaging System Trainer. The Belgian-U.S. training company unveiled that...
November 7, 2007
As an outgrowth of 2005's Hurricane Katrina, Goodrich will supply rescue hoists for UH-60A/L Black Hawks under a new contract with the U.S. National Guard Bureau. The...
November 5, 2007
A top-level Pentagon review of efforts to restructure the VH-71 presidential helicopter program to correct delays and budget overruns has been put off until later this year. The U.S. Defense Dept. Defense Acquisition Board was to review the restructuring proposal Nov. 2, according to Amarillo.com...
November 1, 2007
PUBLIC SERVICE/POLICE Howard County, Md. police recently took delivery of a new Bell Helicopter 407. The agency began flying in 1999, borrowing two Bell OH-58s from neighboring Anne Arundel County police as needed. (Howard County provided crews and covered the operating costs.) The arrival of the agency’s first wholly-owned aircraft marks the county’s autonomy as the newest of only four of...
October 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/MISSION EQUIPMENT New Zealand’s Civil Aviation Authority in August asked helicopter operators in that South Pacific nation to verify that they do not have night-vision goggles stolen from the U.S. Air Force. Various press reports...
October 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/MISSION EQUIPMENT The infrared imaging company AXSYS Technologies $27.5 million acquisition of digital video outfit Cineflex in April cleared the way for AXSYS to market a video camera and IR imager using the best of both manufacturers’ abilities. The result is AXSYS’ Cineflex V14 MSII global-stabilized Multi-Sensor. The V14 MSII offers a state-of-the-art IR imager with a 640X512...
September 1, 2007
The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command has awarded the Longbow Limited Liability Co. a $43.4 million contract for life-cycle contractor support for the Longbow Fire Control Radar system. Longbow will provide field technical support, logistics support and repairs for fielded army fire control radar systems on the AH-64D Apache. The company will provide field support to Army systems on the Boeing AH-64D...
September 1, 2007
Atlantis Demonstrates Virtual Task Trainer Atlantis Systems International of Brampton, Ontario, gave attendees at the Airborne Law Enforcement Assn.’s 37th Annual Convention a sample of virtual reality with their Helicopter Virtual Task Trainer. Looking like a cross between an amusement park ride and a full-motion flight simulator, the trainer puts the pilot and a set of flight controls atop a...
August 10, 2007
Offshore operator Air Logistics and Appareo Systems have won FAA approval for a flight data monitoring solution they jointly developed that the companies say is the first low-cost, lightweight, fully...
August 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/MISSION EQUIPMENT Eurocopter has won U.S. and European certification of a night-vision capable cockpit for the EC145. The manufacturer appears to be the first OEM to offer an option for night-vision-capable cockpit instruments and lighting for a civil aircraft off the production line. Aircraft with...
August 1, 2007
Dan Corsentino of Silver State Helicopters has been appointed to the U.S. Homeland Security Dept.’s Homeland Security Advisory Council. Silver State Helicopters has appointed Joel Banks as vice president of flight academy operations in the Eastern U.S. and Steve Balint as...
August 1, 2007
THE 1960S PROVED TO BE A PIVOTAL DECADE FOR THE helicopter industry. As the Vietnam War escalated, the versatility of the helicopter was demonstrated time and time again. With new technology came new applications and the helicopter was used for everything from troop transport to airborne attack. Medevac usage was also a critical mission, and paved the way for the future growth of civilian emergency medical...
August 1, 2007
IT’S NOT HARD TO ISOLATE THE BIG BUSINESS OR political events that have steered the course of the rotorcraft industry in the 40 years since Rotor & Wing first appeared. Just about anyone you ask will point first to the war in Vietnam — some to that waged by France, most to the U.S. operations — as the event that proved the value of the helicopter as air mobility, gunship, and medevac...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
June 1, 2007
EDUCATION The United Kingdom’s Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare in Somerset has been awarded a £290,500 ($494,700) grant from that nation’s Heritage Lottery Fund towards new education...
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