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June 1, 2006
Turbomeca aims to boost its standing in North American markets by expanding Turbomeca USA's manufacturing and overhaul capabilities, improving customer service and increasing the U.S. content of engines assembled here. Turbomeca is staking claim to a bit more of Texas in hopes of grabbing a bigger slice of the U.S. market for helicopter engines. The French engine maker's American unit, Turbomeca USA, is...
June 1, 2006
Around the world, Composite Technology provides the edge to keep these vital structures cutting through the air. We hang then, we balance them and we trim them. We inspect them, we tap on them, and we turn them with mighty engines. They hunt, they feather, they lead and they lag. And even though we try our best to protect them, they sometimes get banged up, bent up and shot up. They are rotor blades. But...
May 1, 2006
Honeywell has taken its lumps in the helicopter market. In the last few years, its LTS101 has been tarred--unfairly, many would say--as the culprit in reliability problems that plagued the U.S. Coast Guard's HH-65 Dolphin fleet. The criticism became severe enough that Honeywell was ousted from the fleet, with Turbomeca winning a contract to re-engine the aircraft with Arriel 2C2s. When Bell Helicopter over...
February 1, 2006
Vendors to Line Up for Slice of USMC Heavy-Lift Pie Sikorsky is focused on nailing down by June its strategy for choosing key subcontractors to build a new U.S. Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter, having secured contracts for that potential $18.8-billion aircraft development and production program. Approved by the Pentagon Dec. 22, 2005, development of the Heavy Lift Replacement successor to the CH-53E...
February 1, 2006
At the helicopter industry's premier event, manufacturers and vendors parade their newest and best. Here's a sampling of what's on the convention center floor. As the premier gathering of the helicopter industry, Heli-Expo is a showcase for companies offering their products and services to rotorcraft owners, operators, pilots and aficionados. The event is so big that some companies can get lost in the...
January 1, 2006
More Power. Less Dirt. About Time. Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) is the industry leader in the design, development and manufacture of high-performance engine inlet barrier filtration systems for commercial and military propulsion systems. Based in St. Louis, Mo., AFS has delivered more than 1,300 systems including over 12,000 filter assemblies to a growing list of military and commercial customers...
January 1, 2006
Putting Customers First Aviation Instrument Services, Inc. (AIS) was established in 1977 with one goal in mind; to build a reputation of excellence in service. Today, this Miami-based company maintains this commitment, whether for quality helicopter instrumentation and repair, or serving as a convenient consignment "clearing house" for its customers' excess inventory. AIS' success in meeting this...
January 1, 2006
World Leader in Rotor Blade Repair For more than 30 years, Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI) has specialized in the repair of both metal and composite rotor blades, building a worldwide network focused on turn-around time and performing only OEM-approved repairs. Our recent merger with Sikorsky Aircraft Company recognizes CTI's reputation and capabilities, provides financial strength, and will benefit all...
January 1, 2006
Bringing New Life to Venerable Aircraft, and Much, Much More The Bell UH/AH1 Huey is the iconic helicopter. First flown in 1956, more than 16,000 Hueys have been built. To date, they have flown more than 27 million hours collectively and, despite their age, most Hueys are still in service today. By today's standards, the original Huey is too slow, too restricted in altitude, and too expensive to maintain...
January 1, 2006
These are times of unexpected change, unusual partnerships and high demand for helicopters and those who make them, support them and fly them. To decipher what all this means for the Industry going forward, we asked top Industry executives the following question: "What specific trends to you anticipate In the helicopter Industry In 2006, and what effects will they have on the Industry?" Precision...
January 1, 2006
A Growing Force in Helicopter Services Over the last 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a world-class reputation in rotorcraft services. Today, this Chester County, Pa.-based company employs nearly 600 people at locations throughout the northeastern U.S. Keystone Helicopter also provides MRO and custom completions at "The Heliplex", its new, state-of-the-art technical services depot. The...
January 1, 2006
The Power of Two Industry Leaders, Combined The new CavAir. Remember the name: You're going to be hearing a lot about this company! Recently formed as a result of combining two industry innovators--CavAir of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and HAS Helicopters and Marketing of Mt. Pleasant Pa. and Fort Worth, Texas--the new CavAir is positioned to become the industry leader in sales, maintenance, and completion of...
January 1, 2006
"Others sell parts, WE SELL SUPPORT!" Precision Heliparts, Inc. (PHP), the original company of the Precision Aviation Group, Inc., provides parts support for turbine helicopters. Precision Heliparts, Inc. (PHP), the original company of the Precision Aviation Group, Inc., provides parts support for turbine helicopters. Since the business started in 1993, they have opened Precision Heliparts...
January 1, 2006
MILITARY Elbit To Upgrade Bulgarian Helicopters Elbit Systems Ltd. will upgrade 12 Mi-24 combat helicopters and six Mi-17 transport helicopters for the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense under a 57.3 million ($67.2 million) contract. The upgrade is to take the Bulgarian helicopters up to NATO standards and expected to be completed within three years. Elbit said that it will be upgrading the helicopters in...
January 1, 2006
Elbit Systems Ltd. will upgrade 12 Mi-24 combat helicopters and six Mi-17 transport helicopters for the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense under a 57.3-million-euro ($67.2-million) contract. The upgrade is to take the Bulgarian helicopters up to NATO standards and expected to be completed within three years. Elbit said that it will be upgrading the helicopters in participation with Bulgarian aerospace and...
January 1, 2006
MILITARY HAL Defends Dhruv After Crash Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. is defending its Advanced Light Helicopter Dhruv after an apparent tail-rotor failure Nov. 29. All variants of the aircraft were grounded afterwards. The...
January 1, 2006
MILITARY Bell Opens New Repair, Overhaul Facility Bell Helicopter has opened a new, $20-million repair and overhaul center to support its helicopters currently operated by the U.S. military. These are primarily the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and AH-1W Cobra, but will also include the upgraded UH-1Y, AH-1Z and V-22 when they enter service within the next few years. Key to the new...
January 1, 2006
CIVIL NTSB Urges Tighter Checks on S-76 Actuators Investigators are reviewing past S-76 accidents for similarities to an Aug. 10, 2005 crash in Estonia in which failure of a main-rotor hydraulic actuator is suspected. All 14 persons on board were killed...
December 1, 2005
In March to Efficiency, Sikorsky Buys Keystone and CTI Sikorsky Aircraft is looking for buyout candidate that can help it streamline military aircraft production in the same way it hopes to boost the efficiency of its commercial aircraft lines with the acquisition of Keystone Ranger Holdings. Sikorsky on Nov. 1 said it would buy the $225-million-revenue Keystone Ranger, which controls Keystone Helicopter...
April 1, 2005
Comanche's gone and VXX is lost, but folks in Connecticut have little time to mope. They're too busy building helicopters. January 28 was black Friday in Stratford, Conn. With thousands of employees, vendors, partners, community and political supporters and Wall Street watching, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s showcase S-92 lost the race for the contract to fly the U.S. president through the first half of this...
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