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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...
April 1, 2007
THINGS ARE REALLY COOKING FOR a good portion of the world’s helicopter industry. Of course, if you are among the fortunate, you may already know this. But then, maybe you’ve been too busy working to realize it. Institutionally, Rotor & Wing has covered the world’s helicopter industry a long time. This is our 40th year. I’m a comparative babe at it, with just four years on the...
April 1, 2007
FlightSafety International has appointed Benjamin Burton staff vice president, compliance and regulatory affairs, based in Washington, D.C. Burton joined FlightSafety last year to lead the team responsible for FlightSafety’s FAA and JAA government compliance activities. Metro Aviation, Inc. has named Jim Kettles as director of sales and customer support. The newly-created position at Metro...
March 1, 2007
The Bush administration is asking Congress for $481.4 billion to fund the Pentagon’s basic operations in Fiscal 2008 — up more than 11 percent over this year, our sister publication Defense Daily reports. The Army’s $130-billion portion of the Fiscal 2008 request is 18.5 percent higher than the $109.7-billion Fiscal 2007 request. It would support aviation modernization, covering 37 Bell...
March 1, 2007
Monica McIntyre has received the Helicopter Assn. International’s MD Helicopter Law Enforcement award. Recently retired, McIntyre was the nation’s first female law enforcement pilot. She flew in Lakewood, Calif. as a Sky Knight pilot for the Sheriff’s Dept. for 25 years. Glen Cornett has received the Helicopter...
March 1, 2007
IF THERE’S A DOWNTURN IN THE OFFING, IT’S HARD TO find someone who has a hint of it. As many of us packed our bags and prepared to wade into the hubbub of this year’s Heli-Expo in Orlando, Rotor & Wing surveyed the industry on the promises and pitfalls that 2007 and beyond may hold. Normally a skeptical lot, the helicopter industry veterans with whom we spoke shared nothing but...
March 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO HAS GROWN APACE with the industry it represents. Just as operators and manufacturers are hard-pressed to field helicopters to meet all the demand before them, visitors to the annual gathering’s exhibit hall can barely find the time to see all the displays and products of interest. To help its readers meet that challenge, Rotor & Wing has gathered snapshots of what some of this...
February 1, 2007
Is There No End In Sight? No, there isn’t. At least according to Lynn Tilton. The helicopter industry is in the midst of unprecedented demand for its goods and services nearly across the board — just about everybody agrees on that. But as the helicopter industry prepares for its biggest annual gathering, the Helicopter Assn. International’s Heli-Expo (this year in Orlando, Fla. March...
January 1, 2007
Long recognized as a major producer of lighting products for military and commercial aircraft, Hoffman Engineering designs advanced lighting systems for night-vision and covert applications. The demand for the company’s innovative designs has resulted in an increasingly broader range of interior and exterior lighting projects. Civil rotorcraft use of night-vision goggles (NVGs) is rising rapidly as...
January 1, 2007
After two consecutive years of double-digit growth and sales to some of the biggest names in the rotorcraft industry, it’s clear that Sky Connect is a dynamic and growing company on the move. Blockbuster sales in 2006 to industry heavyweights ERA and Rotorcraft Leasing put Sky Connect on the map, coinciding with the introduction of new products, a significantly expanded sales force, and development...
January 1, 2007
As an established supplier of quality emergency distress transmitters and homing-locating systems, Techtest Ltd. offers one of the most comprehensive portfolios of Search and Rescue equipment available today. Ranging from lightweight portable beacons to fixed and deployable emergency transmitters, Techtest products operate on the 406 MHz SARSAT frequency to ensure the fastest possible satellite detection...
January 1, 2007
AvMap/Navigation’s expertise and know-how in aeronautical navigation has provided trustworthy and technologically advanced products for more than 10 years. The EKP-IV PRO portable GPS moving map system was specifically designed for law-enforcement, search-and-rescue (SAR) and homeland-security customers. The EKP-IV Pro is an upgraded version of the EKP-IIIC Pro system that has been available to...
January 1, 2007
CMC Electronics Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, sales and support of 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. In 1901, Guglielmo...
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