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August 1, 2008
SERVICES The idea for the non-profit, non-union Helicopter Engineers and Pilots Assn, Canada (HEPAC) "has been fermenting for the past few years," said Interim President Lee Johnson. A core of volunteers has been advocating the creation of a group that represents both pilots and maintenance engineers. Transport Canada is gearing up to transform from a regulatory auditor into a...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
June 1, 2008
Reader Robert Rendzio took us to task last month. Our recent Question of the Month about the impact of Silver State Helicopters’ shutdown on the U.S. industry was callous, he wrote in our May Feedback column, considering the many young victims of that outfit "whose lives are ruined." "Your focus needs to be on the tragedy of the students and your insensitivity to their demise and...
June 1, 2008
Rolls-Royce appointed Ken Roberts as president, helicopter engines. Roberts, based in Indianapolis, will be responsible for the global leadership of the company’s helicopter engine business. John C. Sorensen was appointed vice president and treasurer at Kaman Corp, reporting to Executive Vice President and CFO Robert M. Garneau. Sorensen’s responsibilities will include oversight of the treasury...
June 1, 2008
A California law firm is suing a U.S. bank to block it from collecting payments on tuition loans to students of the failed training giant Silver State Helicopters. The Feb. 3 collapse of North Las Vegas, Nev.-based Silver State left more than 2,500 aspiring helicopter pilots holding $70,000 loans taken to pay for training at the company’s more than 30...
May 8, 2008
BLR Aerospace has named Airborne Engines to sell its performance-enhancing system of dual tailboom strakes and the FastFin vertical stabilizer. Everett...
May 7, 2008
In what may be a sign that big airlines are losing their fight for user fees, talks have broken down over new funding for the U.S. FAA. The Wall Street Journal reports recent attempts at a bipartisan compromise in...
April 30, 2008
Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America reports it has received a supplemental type certificate from Transport Canada for installation of a...
April 1, 2008
April 6-9 — AAAA Annual Convention, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact: AAAA National Office, Phone: 203-268-2450; Fax: 203-268-5870; Web: www.quad-a.org. April 23-26 — Aircraft Electronics Assn 51st Annual International Convention and Trade Show, Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, Md. Contact: Phone: 816-373-6565; Fax...
April 1, 2008
SERVICES Aviation Research Group/U.S. has written a series of standards for on-site safety audits that are specific to helicopter operators, according to the company. ARG/US provides real-time information, advice, and proprietary data products focused primarily on safety reports for Part 135 charter companies...
April 1, 2008
SERVICES When faced with IFR approaches, there are very few options available to emergency medical helicopter pilots. Among those is a software-based area navigation tool for helicopters offered by Hickok and Associates. Recently tested in Bern, Switzerland for Swiss Air Ambulance at Insel-Spital hospital, the IFR system should gain official acceptance with the Swiss Federal Office of Civil Aviation in...
March 24, 2008
Aviation Today will host a webinar examining ongoing opportunities presented by the current helicopter boom and the potential impact of global economic turmoil on the industry. The webinar...
January 1, 2008
The contract for the provision of a 28 metre wide octagonal rooftop heliport for a cardiology hospital in Aalst, Belgium is currently in manufacture. It will be delivered in March 2008 following the reconstruction of local access roads around the hospital. The contract was won through a newly formed international sales and marketing company, FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd., based in Buckinghamshire, England...
August 1, 2007
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we’ve placed on the monthly issue’s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the January 1967 issue. Why not 40 covers for 40 years? That was the initial plan. But in reviewing...
July 1, 2007
CAPT. ED VAN WINKLE is a district commander for the Gainesville Police Dept. in Gainesville, Fla., where he is a 19-year veteran. He is the Aviation Unit commander for the department and is a helicopter certified flight instructor. Ed also teaches at a local flight school. SIMON PETER ROPER is an ex-business news broadcast journalist from London who now resides on Queensland, Australia’s Sunshine...
May 1, 2007
PRODUCTS A new automatic firefighting system for use on helipads, as well as offshore platforms, the Libero system by Air Systems S.R.L. is designed to extinguish helipad fires without endangering firefighters...
April 1, 2007
THINGS ARE REALLY COOKING FOR a good portion of the world’s helicopter industry. Of course, if you are among the fortunate, you may already know this. But then, maybe you’ve been too busy working to realize it. Institutionally, Rotor & Wing has covered the world’s helicopter industry a long time. This is our 40th year. I’m a comparative babe at it, with just four years on the...
February 1, 2007
Is There No End In Sight? No, there isn’t. At least according to Lynn Tilton. The helicopter industry is in the midst of unprecedented demand for its goods and services nearly across the board — just about everybody agrees on that. But as the helicopter industry prepares for its biggest annual gathering, the Helicopter Assn. International’s Heli-Expo (this year in Orlando, Fla. March...
January 1, 2007
"This special report has evolved into a significant reference source for helicopter operators of all types." Welcome to the 2007 edition of the Annual Reports edition of our magazine. During the past few years, this special report has evolved into a significant reference source for helicopter operators of all types. Just a quick glance through the Executive Outlook section that follows below will...
January 1, 2007
Jan. 23-25 — International Specialists’ Meeting on Unmanned Rotorcraft, sponsored by the Arizona Chapter of the American Helicopter Society, Phoenix, Ariz. Phone: Scott Swinsick, 480-891-8429; E-mail: scott.swinsick@boeing.com. Jan. 31-Feb. 1 — Middle East Business Aviation, Airport Expo Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Contact: Phone: 971-4-286-7755; Fax 971-4-286-6166; E-mail...
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