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May 1, 2010
A helicopter rotor is the rotating component that generates an aerodynamic force. Also called the rotor system, it usually refers to the helicopter’s main rotor mounted on a vertical mast over the top of the helicopter, but it also can refer to the tail rotor. A rotor is generally made up of two or more rotor blades, although several earlier helicopters featured designs with a single main rotor...
April 1, 2010
Coverage from HAI’s Heli-Expo 2010 in Houston is spread throughout the April issue. This page feautres wrap-ups from the many AgustaWestland, Bell, Eurocopter and Sikorsky announcements. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland CEO Guiseppe Orsi. Photos by Ernie Stephens Possibly the biggest announcement from AgustaWestland during Heli-Expo was the unveiling of the Grand New, a version of the Grand with an...
April 1, 2010
The Rolls-Royce Model 250 on a Bell 430. Rolls-Royce StandardAero recently joined forces with three equally long-established companies—Landmark Aviation’s MRO services (formerly Garrett Aviation), Associated Air Center and TSS Aviation. To solidify the corporate culture under one quality banner, the leadership team then set its focus on enhancing the company’s reputation for technical...
February 1, 2010
Charlotte Adams covers aviation and defense technology. She has written for Aviation Maintenance magazine and was the editor-in-chief of Avionics magazine. She also writes for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. Andrew Drwiega is a senior defense journalist with a particular focus on military rotorcraft. He was the editor of Defence Helicopter for seven years. Andrew has reported...
February 1, 2010
Services | Financing Although helicopter financing is in the doldrums compared to the boom years, some experts predict a recovery beginning in the second half of this year. The current chill followed a prolonged period of hot and heady days from 2004 through much of 2008, when user demand and helicopter shortages fueled a pricing bubble and financing terms hit historic lows. The bubble burst in late 2008...
February 1, 2010
Commercial | Offshore Houston-based Bristow Group has announced “fundamental structural changes” to its operating units, according to President & CEO William Chiles. The restructuring, designed to “increase...
February 1, 2010
Military | Technology Netherlands’ National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR) is being asked to come up with solutions to the issue of helicopter brownouts, when clouds of sand and dust rise up during a desert landing. The...
January 1, 2010
Military | Personnel Recovery The military business of Joint Personnel Recovery (JPR) is low down the priority list of many a General and politician. Low down that is, until a hostage appears on an Arabic media channel such as al Jazeera or a pilot is shot down and needs rescuing, or civilians need extracting from a rapidly deteriorating situation (usually in the glare of the world’s media). It is...
January 1, 2010
The Egyptian Air Force, with an assist from American taxpayers, is providing new work for two U.S. helicopter facilities under separate contracts. A foreign aid grant will pay for a $17.35-million contract awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command on November 12 to AgustaWestland North America Inc. to do depot level maintenance on three Egyptian Air Force Mk-2 variant H-3 transport helicopters. NAVAIR is...
January 1, 2010
That is the question we asked industry executives to answer here in the Executive Outlook section this year. It is purposely a very broad question in order to give the respondents a lot of room to address whatever is most important to each of them, personally. This is one time in particular that we do try to allow them to point us toward the important things to watch in the coming months, rather than vice...
January 1, 2010
FlightSafety International (FSI), one of the world’s foremost aviation training companies—training professionals from 154 countries—continues to set the standard with its growing commitment to simulation-based rotorcraft training featuring groundbreaking Level 7 flight training devices. During 2009, FlightSafety fielded the world’s first Level 7 rotorcraft FTD. The Eurocopter AS350...
January 1, 2010
Established in 1996, Alpine Air Support is an aftermarket helicopter parts supplier stocking the most widely utilized rotable, avionics and instrument parts for the AS365 Dauphin series of mid-size helicopters, including the EC155. Based in Zurich, Switzerland, in the heart of Europe, the company is focused on serving customer needs quickly and efficiently. To achieve this goal, Alpine Air Support’s...
January 1, 2010
Enstrom proudly celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. From humble beginnings in northern Michigan, Enstrom has grown into a world-renowned aerospace company, with sales of more than 1,100 aircraft in 50 countries. Still, the economic difficulties of 2009 required even more focus on Enstrom’s customers and products. In an era of volatile fuel prices, spiraling maintenance costs, and ever-shrinking...
January 1, 2010
Aviall’s LIFT (Logistics and Inventory Flight Team) program offers a variety of services tailor-made for each helicopter operator. All services are designed to add value and reduce costs. The benefits include access to more than 230 product lines, local stocking of high-demand parts, inventory management, electronic ordering via the award-winning aviall.com website or EDI (electronic data interface)...
January 1, 2010
The Light Helicopter Division of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a business unit of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., serves many markets in today’s aviation industry with its range of piston- and turbine-powered helicopters and dedication to meeting the changing technological demands of the global aerospace community. A skilled workforce, outstanding engineering and manufacturing capabilities, and a commitment...
January 1, 2010
Through two centers of excellence in Mineral Wells, Texas and Prescott, Arizona, Cobham Avionics delivers component and integrated system solutions for civilian, air ambulance, law enforcement, SAR, EMS, electronic news gathering, military and marine applications. With end-to-end avionics solutions, the requirements of a variety of airborne applications can be met through platform-specific implementation...
January 1, 2010
Leadership and growth have defined Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (now part of Donaldson Aerospace and Defense Group) since the company’s founding in 1999, and they continue to do so ten years later. The growth has been steady, often explosive, and today Donaldson is recognized as the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance Inlet Barrier Filtration (IBF)...
January 1, 2010
2010 promises to be one of the most exciting years in recent history for Kaman Helicopters. If everything goes according to plan, Kaman Corporation’s high-profile helicopter division will experience significant change and growth in the year ahead. Big News for K-MAX The company’s greatest opportunity rests with the unmanned K-MAX helicopter. As this issue of Rotor & Wing goes to press, a...
December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email: ap-hydraulics@mindspring.com; Web: www.ap-hydraulics.com; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@ aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites, div. of Aeronautical Accessories, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road...
December 1, 2009
BLR Aerospace Dual Tail Boom Strakes and FastFin This kit, which includes fin and the strakes, is currently certified for the Bell 204, 205, 212, and UH-1 series of helicopters. Certification on the Bell 412 is expected in the second quarter of 2010, and improves tail rotor authority by improving the aerodynamics around the tail boom and tail fin surfaces. The patented FastFin System modifies the tailboom...
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