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October 1, 2005
Unprecedented Helicopter Force Takes Field in Katrina's Wake Hurricane Katrina destroyed, and helicopters by the score swept in behind her to save and bring succor. In the wake of that devastating Aug. 29 maelstrom and the flooding that followed it, helicopter owners and operators of every size and stripe flew to the grief-stricken regions of Louisiana and Mississippi to help in any way they could. Nearly...
September 1, 2005
As health and usage monitoring systems prove their worth in the North Sea and elsewhere, more civil and military fliers want the safety and operational benefits they offer. As operational experience proves the scope and value of benefits from health and usage monitoring systems in helicopters, more and more users are pushing for the application of such systems to their fleets. Known as HUMS, such systems...
September 1, 2005
FLYIT Gains FNPT2 Certification FLYIT Simulators and its European partner, Aerosimulators BVBA, plan to unveil their newly certificated Flight Navigation and Procedures Training at this month's Helitech 2005. They say the device is the first certificated to FNPT2 standards. The partners worked for more than two years with Staverton, England-based Police Aviation Services, which will operate the device, and...
August 1, 2005
SEARCH-AND-RESCUE CREWS ARE benefiting from ongoing advancements in communications and navigation technology and now stand to get a little more help with a less exotic but critical item on their equipment lists--their aircraft hoists. The growing use of personal locator beacons continue to transform search-and-rescue operations around the world, with the more capable waveform of the 406-MHz. units...
August 1, 2005
Altair Avionics is increasing its engine monitoring capabilities to improve maintenance procedures while reducing costs. IN 2002, PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA PURCHASED Altair Avionics, an engine monitoring and diagnostic company based in Norwood, Conn., as part of PWC's Service Centre Network strategic program to improve customer satisfaction. Since then, Altair has expanded its base to include new products...
July 1, 2005
With an older fleet and a flush budget, Tampa's Police Aviation Squad is ready to patrol the Bay area's streets, beaches and federal installations. An illegally acquired aircraft was flown intentionally into a building. No, this isn't 9/11. This was Jan. 5, 2002 in Tampa, Fla., when 15-year-old flight student Charles Bishop stole a Cessna 172 trainer from the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International...
June 1, 2005
Helicopters as Commodities? One of the more intriguing comments made about the U.S. presidential helicopter decision is that the choice of airframe didn't really matter because helicopters have become commoditized and only exist to carry around their high-tech systems payloads. Another said the contract went to Lockheed Martin because its systems-integration expertise, in the final analysis, mattered much...
June 1, 2005
Help With Brownouts With all due respect to Lt. Col. Steven F. Colby and his fellow military aviators, after reading his article on better ways to deal with brownouts, I couldn't help but make some comments ("Help With Brownouts," March 2005, page 42). I have more than 30 years of commercial helicopter flying in a utility role in some of the harshest environments Mother Nature has to offer. I...
May 1, 2005
Lifesaving training, new technology and support gear are adding to the safety of offshore operations. The energy industry and its offshore helicopter operators have, over the last few years, quietly enhanced their emergency training programs, as well as retrofitted their helicopters with various safety gear and communications equipment to support their operations worldwide. There are multiple reasons why...
May 1, 2005
July Conference to Target Civil Use of NVGs The Assn. of Air Medical Services is working with operators, federal regulators and safety investigators, aircraft makers and equipment vendors to organize a one-day conference in July on avoiding pitfalls in the operational introduction of night-vision goggles for helicopter emergency medical services. NVGs are growing in popularity among civil operators and...
April 1, 2005
With the demands of combat and stiff competition for budget dollars, U.S. military leaders are insisting on less time-intensive and costly means of keeping rotorcraft flying. U.S. military leaders love their rotorcraft. During combat operations in Southwest Asia over the last three years and in activities elsewhere, helicopters have been able to move troops and supplies faster and more precisely than...
April 1, 2005
Comanche's gone and VXX is lost, but folks in Connecticut have little time to mope. They're too busy building helicopters. January 28 was black Friday in Stratford, Conn. With thousands of employees, vendors, partners, community and political supporters and Wall Street watching, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s showcase S-92 lost the race for the contract to fly the U.S. president through the first half of this...
March 1, 2005
The US101 offered by Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland and Bell could fulfill requirements for a new U.S. presidential helicopter at lower costs and less risk than the VH-92 proposed by Sikorsky and its partners, top Navy officials decided. VXX Choice: Fielded Faster, With Less Risk It wasn't the flag, it wasn't the systems---it was the aircraft. And at a Jan. 28 Pentagon briefing on selection of the next...
February 1, 2005
OUTLOOK: BRIGHT BUT BUMPY All indications are 2004 was a banner year, and that the good times should continue this year despite the challenges ahead AS THE ROTORCRAFT INDUSTRY GATHERS IN Anaheim, Calif. this month for the Helicopter Assn. International's Heli-Expo 2005, prospects are bright for the coming year, despite some tough times ahead. Challenges do promise to make the coming months tumultuous. The...
January 1, 2005
More Power. Less Dirt. About Time. Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) is the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance engine inlet barrier filtration systems for commercial and military propulsion systems. Based in St. Louis, Mo., AFS has delivered more than 1,000 systems and 6,000 filters to a growing list of military and commercial customers worldwide. Why AFS? Dust...
January 1, 2005
The Very Best Starter-Generators and Generator Control Units Aircraft Parts Corp. (APC) was founded by Sy and Elsie Sherman in 1961 as an FAA-approved PMA manufacturer of aircraft piston-engine starters. Since then, its commitment to quality and value has resulted in the company becoming the world's No. 1-selling manufacturer of starter-generators for both rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft. "It is APC's...
January 1, 2005
Where Customer Service Comes First Whether as a source for quality helicopter instrumentation and repair, or a convenient consignment clearing house for its customers' excess inventory, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) of Miami, Fla. was established in 1977 with one goal in mind: to build a reputation of excellence in service. AIS' success in achieving this goal can best be measured in the words of...
January 1, 2005
The Sky's No Longer the Limit--Delivering Affordable Airborne Satellite Communications There always seems to be a need, once airborne, for either pilots or passengers to be able to communicate with someone on the ground. Likewise, often aircraft owners and operators on the ground need to contact the aircraft or, perhaps, know where in the world, literally, the aircraft is. All this, of course, needs to be...
January 1, 2005
For Rescue Hoists, Cargo Hooks or Weapons Handling Gear, Its the Preferred Supplier Around the globe, more than 4,000 helicopters are equipped with Breeze-Eastern rescue hoists. Small wonder: Breeze-Eastern hoists offer fully proven designs that are continuously upgraded to incorporate the latest performance, reliability, and safety advances. Every single component is rigorously designed analyzed, tested...
January 1, 2005
We Understand Aviation Financing Center Capital's General Aviation Financing Equipment Division understands aviation equipment financing for one simple reason: it is all that they do. "We focus exclusively on the equipment financing needs of the general aviation community," says Bill Allen, Director of Business Development for the company's General Aviation Equipment Financing Eastern Division...
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