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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...
January 1, 2005
Eurocopter Covering All Helicopter Requirements With the newest technology and the widest array of aircraft to choose from, it is no wonder Eurocopter sells more helicopters than any company in the world. From the state-of-the-art EC120 through the grand-sized workhorse Super Puma to the awesome Tiger attack helicopter and everything in between, Eurocopter deli-vers a product to meet every operator's...
January 1, 2005
The World Leader in Rotor Blade Repair Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI) has spent 30-plus years specializing in metal and composite rotor blade repair, building a worldwide reputation for mission-critical quality and service among OEMs and customers. The company is qualified to handle manufacturer-approved work outside typical aftermarket limits, offering STCs, patents and proprietary repair solutions...
January 1, 2005
In this fast-paced and ever-changing industry, if you don't keep up with new trends you'll be left behind. To find out what some of those new trends are we asked top industry executives the following question: "What specific trends do you anticipate in the helicopter industry in 2005, and what effects will they have on the industry?" Aviall: "Things Are Looking Positive" This year...
January 1, 2005
Annual reports Hang around long enough and things are bound to change. This has been my motto ever since I started hanging around anywhere long enough to actually see it come to fruition. After spending the last decade and a half hanging around vendors in the helicopter industry, I have witnessed firsthand the tumultuous changes brought about by mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs among the key companies...
January 1, 2005
Dedicated to Flight Safety L-3 Avionics Systems has a mission: to design and manufacture safety systems that meet the needs of business, general aviation and military rotor/fixed wing aircraft. The company's success in fulfilling its mission can be deduced from L-3's reputation: worldwide, L-3's electro-mechanical systems are renowned for their reliability and quality. This is why L-3's avionics are the...
January 1, 2005
Now Serving Rotary and Fixed Wing For years, Precision Heliparts, Inc. (PHP) of Atlanta, Ga. has been a preferred choice for helicopter maintenance, repair, and upgrades. Now fixed-wing operators can choose the same level of quality service, thanks to PHP's acquisition of Precision Avionics & Instruments, Inc. (PAI). A Shared Past: Incorporated in 1994, Precision Heliparts began as a collaborative...
January 1, 2005
Bell/Agusta Delivers AB139 to Aga Khan, Wins Irish Order Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. delivered the first of four AB139s to the Aga Khan Development Network, which will use them to support construction and operation of three campuses of an international university in the mountains of South and Central Asia. The partnership of Bell Helicopter Textron and Agusta Westland also won an order from Ireland's Defence...
January 1, 2005
Accessories for Firefighting, Ag-Spraying and Oil-Spill Response For the most complete line of high- quality helicopter firefighting mission equipment, customers around the world turn to Simplex. Tradition of Quality It's been that way for more than 58 years, and generations of operators have expanded their fleet utilization with our well-designed, high-quality, and easily maintained equipment. Today...
January 1, 2005
Uniquely Interoperable Communications For Evolving Public Service Missions. 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 Chelton Nav/Com products for the corporate aviation, military trainer, commuter airline, and helicopter markets. Wulfsberg's...
November 1, 2004
Focus on EMS EMS: Confronting Safety Challenges Perfecting Autorotations News from the Field and the Factories NEWS BRIEFS CAE SimuFlite Eyes Northeast Site CAE SimuFlite plans to open a new training center in New Jersey to serve the large market of business-aviation operators in the Northeast United States. The company is negotiating with officials over three possible sites for the center-Newark...
November 1, 2004
The winners of 2004's Helicopter Heroism Award half expected a false alarm when they launched Feb. 28 for a tanker explosion. Instead, this U.S. Coast Guard aircrew found themselves flying into an unusual hell. Feb. 28 started off as a fairly routine evening at Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City. Petty Officer 3rd Class Dave Foreman and Aviation Electrical Technician Sam Pulliam had just finished...
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