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August 1, 2009
Ground Based Augmentation Systems What good is a technology if it only has one name? Ground based augmentation systems (GBAS) is one such technology that is part of the FAA’s NextGen roadmap. It resides within a category known as LAAS (local area augmentation system). Its purpose is to supply a differential correction or augmentation to the basic GPS or GNSS, while providing a significant improvement...
August 1, 2009
Computing available fuel for contingency mission execution is an art lost to the technology of mission computers. Sometimes having a simple tool to pull from your mental toolkit or from a page in your kneeboard can be a godsend during time-critical mission tasking. When tasked for a mission that includes a search, it’s paramount to properly calculate all the segments of the search and rescue which...
July 1, 2009
Wake Up and Smell the Calculus The American Helicopter Association held its annual convention in Dallas this past May. And since the word "helicopter" is part of its name, someone from Rotor & Wing was going to be there to dig up the news, report the happenings and visit with readers and potential readers walking past our booth in the exhibition hall. And since I have never attended an AHS...
June 25, 2009
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) of Bangalore, India, has consolidated all of its helicopter-related activities under one roof called the Helicopter...
June 1, 2009
SERVICES | WEBINAR On April 23, Aviation Today hosted the webinar, "Today’s Best Opportunities in Rotorcraft." R&W’s Editor-in-Chief Ernie Stephens, President of Hughes Aerospace Chris Baur, and Senior Aerospace Analyst from Forecast International Raymond Jaworowski joined R&W’s editorial director and the host of the session, John Persinos. The hour-long webinar’s...
May 22, 2009
In a press released issued by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) dated May 21, the organization commended the House of Representatives for “passing legislation that will fund the Federal Aviation...
March 30, 2009
The Pentagon has awarded an $80.6 million contract to ARINC, Inc to oversee the sale of 22 Mi-17CT helicopters and avionics systems...
March 11, 2009
Rolls-Royce Turbomeca (RRTM) and Australian Aerospace, a subsidiary of Eurocopter,  have signed an agreement to provide Through-Life Support (TLS) for the Australian...
February 20, 2009
AIR Africa 2009, South Africa’s first indigenous aviation industry and trade show, has been postponed from April 22-24, 2009, to sometime in...
February 11, 2009
Luxury hotel chain von Essen unveiled its plan to open a 70-room hotel next to the London Heliport. The official opening is scheduled...
January 2, 2009
The lawsuits are piling up in the case of alleged fuel contamination disrupting two businesses in Hawaii’s helicopter tour industry. Attorneys representing Air Kauai and Island Helicopters have filed a $3 million lawsuit against Tesoro Hawaii, claiming the fuel provider sold...
January 1, 2009
We know our genes determine physical attributes, such as hair and eye color and many believe they determine, or at least influence, how we act and behave. How one behaves undeniably plays a role in the outcome of that person’s life. ARG/US believes that a company’s outcome is also influenced by how it behaves. A company’s behavior may not stem so much from its chemical make-up as it does...
December 18, 2008
Rotor & Wing magazine’s former editor-in-chief, Jim McKenna, has been named the winner of Helicopter Association International’s...
December 4, 2008
The non-profit National Institute for Aviation Research at Wichita State Univ. in Kansas, is making a sample of one of its state-of-the-art aircraft simulation and...
December 3, 2008
In response to a growing number of pirates hijacking ships at sea – nearly 50 this year alone- Blackwater, the Moyock, N.C.-based security firm, announced that it is actively...
December 1, 2008
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December 1, 2008
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November 10, 2008
Pursuant to the loss of three Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King helicopters to a fire aboard an Argentine icebreaker in 2007, the U.S. Navy has delivered a pair of its own SH-3Hs to the South...
October 15, 2008
In an October announcement, the Army revealed that it has awarded General Electric’s Engine...
September 1, 2008
SERVICES Civilian, military and public service leaders will discuss and debate the challenges and benefits of helicopter use in emergency operations at Rotor & Wing’s Search and Rescue Summit 2008, Slated for Sept. 18 in Reston, Va., the event will feature panel discussions on the organization and integration of and training...
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