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April 1, 2006
More sophisticated integrated systems are becoming available that will increase safety and improve operating economics. The question is what is needed and how to afford it. There was a time not too long ago when the concept of designing a helicopter was to develop the airframe, bolt on an engine, put in some seats, then stick in just enough black boxes and round gauges to let the pilot crank it up, fly...
April 1, 2006
Calling MD Supply Chain a Shambles, New Owner Vows to Rebuild Whatever Lynn Tilton invested to get control of MD Helicopters--and the sum could be growing by the month--she certainly got more than she bargained for. After she bought MD in July 2005, the head of the New York distressed-debt investment firm Patriarch Partners said she figured the Mesa, Ariz. helicopter maker would start showing signs of a...
February 1, 2006
With activity up in major sectors like offshore energy, EMS and law enforcement, manufacturers and operators are enjoying good times and ready to tackle safety and security challenges facing the industry. Matthew Zuccaro, the newly minted president of the Helicopter Assn. International, can't think of anything negative to say about the state of the industry going into this year's Heli-Expo. "There's a...
February 1, 2006
At the helicopter industry's premier event, manufacturers and vendors parade their newest and best. Here's a sampling of what's on the convention center floor. As the premier gathering of the helicopter industry, Heli-Expo is a showcase for companies offering their products and services to rotorcraft owners, operators, pilots and aficionados. The event is so big that some companies can get lost in the...
January 1, 2006
LIFT Helps Helicopter Customers Hover Higher Aviall's LIFT (Logistics Inventory Flight Team) 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 220 product lines, local stocking, central inventory, inventory management, electronic ordering via the...
January 1, 2006
These are times of unexpected change, unusual partnerships and high demand for helicopters and those who make them, support them and fly them. To decipher what all this means for the Industry going forward, we asked top Industry executives the following question: "What specific trends to you anticipate In the helicopter Industry In 2006, and what effects will they have on the Industry?" Precision...
January 1, 2006
A Quarter Century of Engineering Excellence Over 25 years ago, Heli-Dyne Systems was founded to provide helicopter owners/operators with the same high quality of modification and completion services offered for fixed-wing aircraft. Since then, HDS has performed more than 700 major helicopter modifications and completions for functions as diverse as air medical, law enforcement, electronic news-gathering...
January 1, 2006
As we began the process of contacting companies to compile Rotor & Wing's 2006 Annual Reports issue, one thing became apparent very quickly. 2005 was a very busy year. It is amazing how much has changed in the brief 12 months since we last compiled this report in January 2005. Keystone and Composite Technologies, Inc. are now part of the ever-expanding Sikorsky family. Enstrom is coming...
January 1, 2006
A Growing Force in Helicopter Services Over the last 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a world-class reputation in rotorcraft services. Today, this Chester County, Pa.-based company employs nearly 600 people at locations throughout the northeastern U.S. Keystone Helicopter also provides MRO and custom completions at "The Heliplex", its new, state-of-the-art technical services depot. The...
January 1, 2006
The Power of Two Industry Leaders, Combined The new CavAir. Remember the name: You're going to be hearing a lot about this company! Recently formed as a result of combining two industry innovators--CavAir of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and HAS Helicopters and Marketing of Mt. Pleasant Pa. and Fort Worth, Texas--the new CavAir is positioned to become the industry leader in sales, maintenance, and completion of...
January 1, 2006
MILITARY Bell Opens New Repair, Overhaul Facility Bell Helicopter has opened a new, $20-million repair and overhaul center to support its helicopters currently operated by the U.S. military. These are primarily the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and AH-1W Cobra, but will also include the upgraded UH-1Y, AH-1Z and V-22 when they enter service within the next few years. Key to the new...
February 1, 2005
CIVIL AB139 Wins FAA Ticket, Finally After a protracted re-design, testing and paperwork process, Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. on Dec. 20 received an FAA type certificate for its new AB139 medium twin-engine helicopter. The aircraft was certificated by Italy's ENAC airworthiness authority in June 2003, but that was for a...
February 1, 2005
Taiwan-based Yoshine Helicopters Inc. will launch a new ultra-light helicopter in mid-2006, according to President/CEO Charles Lin. The new EzyCopter aircraft can be qualifed as either home-built, ultra-light or experimental, meaning it does not need FAA certification, Lin said. The aircraft will come as a kit, with the owner/pilot building more than 50 percent. Initial cost is...
July 1, 2004
Although not considered the major showcase for helicopters, this air show will still see the industry well represented. Without a doubt, Farnborough is THE major air show for the international aerospace industry for any given even numbered year. It is not, however, THE major show for the world’s helicopter industry. That honor goes to HAI’s annual Heli-Expo. Nonetheless, the industry will be...
May 1, 2004
Attendees of HAI's Heli-Expo reported burgeoning order books, valuable contacts on the show floor and a general feeling that good times may be returning to the helicopter industry. HAI's Heli-Expo 2004 highlighted what exhibitors and attendees said is a turning point for the helicopter industry. Against the background of depressed gatherings at the annual event since the 2001 terrorist attacks, this year's...
March 1, 2004
  Four months ago, we asked on this page whether things were looking up for aviation, and for the rotorcraft industry? The impetus then was the cautious optimism that had been expressed by attendees and exhibitors at September 2003’s Helitech exhibition at Duxford in the United Kingdom and October’s National Business Aviation Assn. annual gathering in Orlando. As we prepare to gather this...
March 1, 2004
As the industry gathers for its major trade show, reports from the field are that business is picking up. These days folks seem wary to speak of good news, fearing such talk might jinx brightening prospects or, worse, invite bad news. The effects of the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks were so terrific on the U.S. (indeed, the world’s) economy, and the aviation industry in particular, that no...
February 1, 2004
    : Sikorsky Plays Politics   Sikorsky has laid down the political gauntlet in the VXX presidential helicopter competition with the introduction last month of its "all-American" VH-92 contracting team: Flight Safety International—simulation and training; L-3 Communications—mission communications and interior furnishings; Northrop Grumman—survivability systems...
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