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August 28, 2015
Sept. 4 is the deadline for a $100 discount on registration for Rotor & Wing International’s Rotorcraft Certification Summit Oct. 27 near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. At the one-day summit, top industry and...
August 17, 2015
The agenda for Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Certification Summit is now available online here, as is a list of confirmed and invited speakers. The Oct. 27 summit at the Sheraton DFW Airport in...
July 29, 2015
Rotorcraft certification rules and procedures are antiquated and cannot keep pace with technological advances. That is the view of top executives at helicopter operators, rotorcraft manufacturers, avionics and equipment makers and modification shops.   To explain current efforts to fix those shortcomings and ensure its readers’ concerns are addressed in those efforts, Rotor & Wing...
June 11, 2015
Aiming to boost the interest of U.S. children in the sciences, Sikorsky Aircraft is challenging children to design an eco-friendly helicopter that addresses potential challenges of 2050. The fifth annual Sikorsky Helicopter 2050 Program and Challenge, which kicked off June 1 and will run...
February 27, 2014
Government and military sales of FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for...
January 27, 2014
Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) has established its own repair station, Van...
December 2, 2013
E-volo has completed the first flight of its prototype Volocopter VC200. The flight took place on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the dm-arena in Kalsruhe, Germany. Volocopter receives power from 18...
December 1, 2013
CH-53K blade. Sikorsky Aircraft has gone through the initial testing phase of the 35-foot main and 10-foot tail rotor blades for the CH-53K, the heavy lift helicopter being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The blades are designed to meet USMC requirements for the CH-53K’s maximum gross weight of 88,000 lbs. Mike Torok, CH-53K vice president at Sikorsky...
November 5, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has gone through the initial testing phase of the 35-foot main and 10-foot tail rotor blades for the CH-53K, the heavy lift helicopter being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The blades are designed to meet USMC requirements for the CH-53K’s maximum gross weight of 88,000 lbs. Mike Torok, CH-53K vice president at Sikorsky, notes that the blades are important in helping...
May 3, 2013
FAA has issued a group of four airworthiness directives (ADs) related to the Eurocopter AS350/355, 365 and the MBB/Eurocopter BK117. One of the ADs requires inspections of the Aerazur emergency flotation gear, including the attachment brackets on the AS350 (models B, BA, B1...
April 1, 2013
The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing a $17.9-million contract to provide design and engineering...
April 1, 2013
Lockheed Martin/Kaman unmaned cargo K-Max.    Gary Tenison, vice president of business development and marketing for Kaman Aerospace, told Rotor & Wing that the company’s recent restructuring is part of a strategy to focus on operators. “One Kaman is about consolidating the Kaman business,” he said. “Helicopters were once apart and are now within the Aerosystems group...
February 27, 2013
Helicopter Technology Company (Booth C2917) is inviting Hughes/MD model 369, 500 and 600 operators to a technical briefing during Heli-Expo...
January 9, 2013
Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau has authorized installation of the BLR Aerospace FastFin tail rotor enhancement on...
November 14, 2012
Moscow-based Russian Helicopters has unveiled more details on its Russian Advanced Commercial Helicopter (Rachel). The Rachel program is meant as an eventual replacement for the Mi-8/17 family. The “high-speed” medium twin will be capable of 194 knots, thanks to “streamlined main rotor blades and fuselage.” At 10 to 12 metric tons (22,000 to 26,400 pounds), it will have a seating...
October 3, 2012
Boeing has granted an engineering support services contract to General Dynamics Canada covering the Canadian Forces’ CH-147F Chinooks. This...
October 1, 2012
The Defense Logistics Agency has issued a contract to Sikorsky Aircraft to provide rotor blades...
September 12, 2012
Manchester, Conn.-based Timken Aerospace Transmissions has won a $16.9-million contract from the Defense...
September 1, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has granted a $600,000 contract to Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls for ice detection and protection systems on the S-76D. Under the agreement, which could ultimately be...
September 1, 2012
Tech-Tool EC135 & EC145 Windows: A Perfect Fit Every Time Tech-Tool Plastics specializes in the manufacturing of quality replacement windows for EC135 and EC145 helicopters. These custom windows are available with different tint choices and vent options to keep your aircraft cool. Other options include: reverse slide camera windows that allow ready access for aft passenger area photography, window...
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