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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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