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September 1, 2009
PRODUCTS Jacksonville, Fla.-based SkyBOOKS has introduced Lite, a user-managed version of its aviation maintenance management program. The launch customer for SkyBOOKS Lite is the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), which will employ the program for its fleet of two Bell 412 and two UH-1 helicopters. SkyBOOKS COO John Willis explains that while the Lite version reduces operator costs, "it will...
September 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL FAA has granted organization designation authorization (ODA) to American Eurocopter, Grand Prairie, Texas. The approval enables the helicopter manufacturer to act on behalf of the U.S. regulatory agency when issuing and...
September 1, 2009
PUBLIC SAFETY The Phoenix Police Department has selected Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 digital intercom and audio selector panel for its...
August 1, 2009
TRAINING Seven well-qualified students have won apprenticeship positions with Bristow Helicopters, from a field of nearly 120 competitors. Varying in age between 17 and 21, the seven young men are currently studying at Air Service Training, Perth. They are all beginning the second stage of their apprenticeship programs, and are working toward their Category A3 Licenses. If...
August 1, 2009
PRODUCTS Sikorsky Aircraft has announced plans to make S-92 cabins in India. In June, Sikorksy made public an agreement with India’s Tata Group. Under the arrangement, Tata Advanced Systems will manufacture S-92 cabins at a new facility to be built in Hyderabad. The first S-92 cabin delivery is due in 2010. Sikorsky President Jeffrey Pino notes that "India’s...
August 1, 2009
PRODUCTS The recession hasn’t hurt Aeronautical Systems Inc. In fact, the Sterling, Va.-based supplier of military replacement parts and...
August 1, 2009
Australia’s latest defence capability plan (DCP), released July 1, reveals plans to upgrade or replace three types of helicopters in service with the country’s Defence Force (ADF). In particular, it looks at modernizing the mission equipment to its Eurocopter Tiger fleet, "to ensure the Australian Tigers retain currency with operational requirements." The new DCP predicts a "new...
August 1, 2009
Tyonek Fabrication Corp., Madison, Ala., was awarded a $5.7-million contract for the OH-58 Kiowa airframe for 340 each, control box, part number 635107M100. Work is to be performed in Madison, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. Tyonek was also awarded a $6.9-million contract for 344 each, de-ice control and indicator unit for the UH-60 A/L Blackhawk. Work will also be performed in Madison...
July 1, 2009
MILITARY | HEAVY LIFT Boeing and AgustaWestland will be jointly supplying and supporting 16 new Chinook helicopters for the Italian military. The contract is worth $1.23 billion and will run until 2017. The amount includes five years of support. "At an...
July 1, 2009
The FAA allows pilots to accomplish some maintenance on aircraft, the maintenance allowed is considered preventative maintenance and outlined in CFR Title 14, Part 43, Appendix A(c). Preventive maintenance can be best described as simple or minor operations and the replacement of small standard parts not involving complex assembly operations. These operations can be performed by the holder of a private...
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 2, 2009
The 152,000-square-foot maintenance and repair building will be used to support helicopter...
April 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | MILITARY Most helicopter company CEOs attending Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, Calif. expressed concern about the outlook for their business in the face of the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression. Steve Townes, chairman of 24 Ranger Rotorcraft Group Inc., expressed defiance. "As it relates to the Ranger group’s companies: no bailout required," Townes told a...
April 1, 2009
Repairing airframes and powerplants is tricky enough. But what does it take to get today’s aviation electronics back online? Last month, R&W visited an engine shop to see how engine work is performed. But from time to time, problems will arise with an aircraft’s aviation electronics, better known as avionics. Avionics includes voice communication gear, navigation instruments, systems...
March 17, 2009
Canadian Helicopters, the largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada, announced it has entered into...
March 1, 2009
What happens during an engine overhaul? Let’s walk through the engine shop and see for ourselves! You’ve just walked into the hangar and noticed something unusual. There’s an empty space where your helicopter’s turbine engine used to be. But it’s okay. It was pulled out by the mechanic and sent to an authorized service center for a scheduled overhaul. In 20-30 days, however...
February 18, 2009
In a press release issued Feb. 18, Eurocopter announced that it is opening a customer service center (CSC) in Hong Kong. The operation will gradually take over all...
February 16, 2009
Igor Pshenichny, deputy director general of Helicopters of Russia, announced that the Russian-based aerospace company will...
January 1, 2009
The Three Little Angels of Spending This month, we bring you our R&W Annual Report. And as you probably saw during your initial flip-through, it contains two sections. The first is called "Executive Outlook," which contains comments and predictions about the helicopter industry as seen by the people in the corner offices. There’s also a part called "Company Profiles," a...
January 1, 2009
By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the monthly note there from the Editor-in-Chief. Our previous editor has neither entered the witness protection program nor taken an extended vacation on some sun-soaked beach that has left him visibly more tanned — Ernie Stephens took the helm of the magazine officially back in the...
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