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August 2, 2012
Visualization provider Barco has introduced a “multi-touch” display that the company is touting as the “cockpit of the future.” During the Farnborough International Airshow in July, attendees were invited to see the...
August 1, 2012
The Eurocopter X3 made its U.S. debut in June at Fort Worth Alliance Airport, near American Eurocopter’s headquarters in Grand Prairie, Texas. Eurocopter   Overhead panel of the X3 cockpit.       X3 landing at Alliance Airport.   Up close look at the X3’s rotor hub. Picture this: A mad scientist takes a helicopter and a twin-turboprop into his laboratory, wires them...
August 1, 2012
Source: JSfirm Fort Worth, Texas (August 1, 2012) - JSfirm.com’s, Forward-To-A-Friend feature is the #1 way to find a job. “Forwarding information on the internet is not new but the reason it works on JSfirm.com is because aviation is a community, not just an industry,” Jeff Richards commented. Richards said, “When a company posts a job on JSfirm.com it circulates through hundreds...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 20, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal has issued a $41.9-million contract extension to Sikorsky Aircraft...
July 18, 2012
Early next year, Australia’s National Aerial Firefighting Center (NAFC) will decide on the aerial firefighting fleet that will do battle against the country’s annual bushfire threat over the next few years. With the NAFC’s existing tenders reaching the end of their three years plus two years extension life at the end of the coming 2012/2013 fire season, a call for tenders for the national...
July 17, 2012
Eurocopter has launched a modernization and expansion project at its research and development (R&D) facilities in Marignane, France. The investment is part of the manufacturer’s Vision 2020, an innovation program...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
June 26, 2012
Vancouver, B.C.-based CHC Helicopter has hired Peter Bartolotta to serve as chief operating officer and president...
June 19, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 (X-cube) demonstrator taxies for take-off at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Texas as it begins its U.S. tour. Rotor...
June 15, 2012
San Diego, Calif.-based Helicopter Links, an online helicopter directory, has appointed a six-member advisory board. The group of pilots and marketing professionals includes Eric Post, an attorney with...
June 15, 2012
Bohemia, N.Y.-based Corporate Service Supply & Manufacturing (CSS) has moved into a new 9,200-square-foot facility near Long Island MacArthur Airport (ISP). The repair site includes an electronics lab and shop, as well as additional space for heavy equipment, a fuel pump testing area and paint booth. The FAA and EASA-approved...
June 1, 2012
Thierry Dubois, a contributing writer for Rotor & Wing, is among the finalists for this year's Aerospace Media Awards, which will be given out at a July 8...
May 15, 2012
Fort Worth, Texas-based AVX Aircraft has obtained a contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to study new technological approaches to improve fuel efficiency in vertical lift aircraft. According to a company spokesman, the seven-month agreement is worth approximately $500,000 and will focus on reducing the fuel consumption of the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Armed Scout by 30 percent in 6k/95 hot/high...
May 4, 2012
American Helicopter Society International (AHS), which held its Forum 68 this week in Fort Worth, has elected new directors and officers for the period covering July 1 through...
May 3, 2012
Jean-Brice Dumont has succeeded Jean-Michel Biling as chief technical officer and head of...
April 25, 2012
According to the International Helicopter Safety Team, the rotorcraft accident rate has fallen 30 percent in the past five years (from 2006 to 2011/early 2012) when compared to 2001-2005. Describing the decrease as a “strong step in the right direction,” IHST notes that despite making progress, “if our current statistical trend continues, the industry will not meet its goal of an 80...
April 19, 2012
Schiebel has partnered with Brain Farm Digital Cinema and Snaproll Media to outfit a Camcopter S100 with a broadcast-quality...
April 18, 2012
A new study from John Hopkins University published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association concludes that critically injured patients transported via helicopter to level I or level II...
April 3, 2012
The sacrifices that military families make took center stage on Monday during the opening ceremonies of the Army Aviation Association of America’s Professional Forum and Exhibition in Nashville. Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield and his wife, Kim, honored a number of spouses for continued support while significant...
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