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January 14, 2009
Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle are discussing a variety of ways to cut costs through the sharing of several...
January 1, 2009
NEWS A little-noticed provision in the fiscal 2009 defense authorization bill has set in motion the most ambitious project in years to divine and define the future for military vertical lift aircraft. The goal of the Pentagon-led Future Vertical Lift Capabilities Based Assessment (CBA) is to determine what new and better rotary-wing and other vertical-lift aircraft the armed services will need beyond what...
January 1, 2009
PRODUCTS After three court appearances and one jury trial, defendant Sandel Avionics of Vista, Calif. prevailed in a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Honeywell International. The $10.6 million suit, which was filed in 2002, alleged that Sandel’s ST3400 terrain avoidance warning...
January 1, 2009
Passing On Lessons Learned From time to time, when I least expect it, the helicopter gods will turn my comfortable little world upside down. This in turn will force me to reappraise how I practice the art of flying a helicopter or think about how I fit into the grand scheme of helicopter things. When I was a line pilot, making my living flying every day, this was usually a short lesson. I would be on a...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
January 1, 2009
2008 was a sensational year for Edwards & Associates, Inc. Our customizing house completed more than 100 new aircraft and appreciates the continued support and trust of our customers. This year several of our customizations were dedicated to the support of law enforcement, and fire and rescue missions; two of those customers were the Orange County Fire Authority in Irvine, California, and North...
January 1, 2009
Parts stocking distributor for the Eurocopter AS 365 Dauphin range of helicopters Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is a niche market helicopter parts supplier stocking components exclusively for the Eurocopter AS-365 Dauphin series of helicopters. Based in Zürich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, our company is focused on maintaining the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument...
January 1, 2009
Back in 1977, Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was established with one goal in mind — to build a reputation of excellence in service. Its customers say that AIS has achieved this goal: "AIS has continually offered a very high level of personal and professional service in sub-contract repairs and overhauls," says Greg Lindley, Managing Director of Helispares Ltd. 32 years later...
January 1, 2009
Rolls-Royce produces one of the broadest turboshaft and turboprop engine families available in the world, with a power range stretching from 300 shp to more than 7,300 shp. This industry-leading fleet of 18,000 engines has accumulated more than 200 million flying hours powering light, fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters and uninhabited unmanned aerial vehicles systems in both the civil and military markets...
January 1, 2009
Ramco Systems has over 600 global customers running its business-process-web-centric enterprise suite of applications and is the world’s largest provider of Aviation Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) and Maintenance Repair & Overhaul (MRO) Software Solutions. Ramco has implemented its complete end-to-end suite of Software Solutions for airlines, regional carriers, low-cost and new entry...
January 1, 2009
LIFT Helps Helicopter Customers Hover Higher Aviall’s LIFT program offers a variety of services tailor-made to each helicopter operation; all designed to add value and cost reductions to a customer’s bottom line. The program’s benefits include access to more than 230 product lines, local stocking, central inventory, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning...
January 1, 2009
Global Helicopter Sales, Support and Service Eurocopter recorded an all-time sales high in 2007. The company made 488 deliveries of new military and civil helicopters; achieving a consolidated turnover of €4 billion. Order bookings totalled 802 new aircraft. The company’s order backlog by the end of December exceeded €13 billion. Here are some of Eurocopter’s achievements in 2008...
December 17, 2008
AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announce that on December 4th the Government of Estonia gave approval for the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia to sign a contract with AgustaWestland for the...
December 5, 2008
The Kutztown Airport is closing at the end of January and so will its helipad that is used by the Lehigh...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE October’s annual Air Medical Transport Conference in Minneapolis served as the backdrop for the introduction of the Association of Professional Flight Chaplains (APFC), a non-profit organization designed to offer spiritual and emotional support for air medical flight crews. Pastor Joseph Love of Williamsport, Md., a registered flight nurse and ordained minister, is one of the...
December 1, 2008
COMMERCIAL | PRODUCTS The seventh China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition, also known as the China Air Show, closed November 9, but not before seeing brisk aircraft sales. According to show officials, the six-day event, held in Zhuhai, resulted in 102 aircraft sales totaling $4...
December 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE A study prepared by internationally recognized sleep expert Mark R. Rosekind, Ph.D., supports the long-standing position of the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA) that emergency medical service pilots should be allowed to sleep on duty. Rosekind, the president and chief scientist of Alertness Solutions, a California-based company that provides consulting services in the area of fatigue...
December 1, 2008
MILITARY The U.S. Navy has launched its new San Antonio Class amphibious assault support ship, the first warship of its kind designed to carry and support the Boeing V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor. The...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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