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January 1, 2012
Conflict is an inevitable part of today’s world. Soldiers need the right tools—including the unique air support that helicopters provide—to  fight and defend the country and its allies. Providing the right tools requires a defense budget that is approved with enough foresight and guidance to prepare for future equipment and support needs. If you believe these three statements are...
December 27, 2011
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will practice aerial gunnery, cargo...
December 22, 2011
As we come to the end of 2011 what have we learned in the last 12 months and what is in store for the coming year in terms of the ongoing utility of military rotorcraft? What has certainly been confirmed is that helicopters continue to retain an important place at the cutting edge of military operational strategy. This was confirmed on May 2 in the raid mounted by U.S. Naval Special Warfare Development...
December 22, 2011
The European Air Group held its annual Combined Joint Personnel Recovery Standardization Course (CJPRSC) at the Albacete airbase, Spain, from October 14-26. This was formally known as the Combined Joint Combat Search and Rescue course (CJCSAR). The concept behind the annual CJPRSC is to provide individual training for personnel with responsibility for personnel recovery tasks. It trains and tests their...
December 13, 2011
Kentucky National Guard State Partnership Program hosted a team of Army aviators and maintainers from the Republic of Ecuador at the Army Aviation Support Facility on Boone National Guard Center in Frankfort, Ky. The group consisted...
December 9, 2011
The U.S. Marine Corps recently admitted that the lifetime cost of operating their new V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft had increased 64 percent over...
December 6, 2011
It has always been surprising that American, British and other International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) nations operating in Afghanistan have not come under greater surface-to-air (SAM) missile attacks. As improvised explosive devices (IEDs) became successful in Iraq then became the major threat to the movement of ground troops in Afghanistan, ISAF coalition forces took to the air for troop movement...
December 1, 2011
The Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) has incorporated a new AgustaWestland AW109 simulator into its training portfolio. The sim training will prepare pilots for flying...
December 1, 2011
Chromalloy has named Carlo Luzzatto as its new president. Luzzatto replaces Armand Lauzon, who is now the CEO of Chromalloy and its parent company, Sequa Corp. Luzzatto was previously the co-general manager of the Ansaldo Energia division of Finmeccanica. StandardAero Business Aviation has appointed Marc McGowan as vice president...
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print magazine—this doesn’t include our daily Top Stories at rotorandwing.com, web-only features...
December 1, 2011
Helicopter crewmembers try out the virtual reality environment of Virtalis’ HCR training system. Virtalis Virtalis Introduces Helicopter Crew Reality Training UK-based Virtalis has provided three helicopter crew reality (HCR) systems to the Defence Helicopter Flying School and FB Heliservices. The HCR units are operational at the Royal Air Force (RAF) Shawbury and Valley stations. HCR allows the...
November 16, 2011
AgustaWestland and CAE consortium Rotorsim has launched a joint NH90 training program (JNTP) for the Netherlands Ministry of Defence. The program will include an NH-90 full mission flight...
November 1, 2011
During the most intense of the Vietnam War years I had a strong sense that I was the luckiest young sailor in the Navy, as an Air Rescue Swimmer and H-34 Crew Chief stationed in Hawaii, operating Sikorsky S-58s out of Pearl Harbor and NAS Barbers Point across a variety of mission profiles supporting CINCPAC’s Fleet Composite Squadron One. Each Tuesday we were treated to the additional privilege of a...
November 1, 2011
October 27, 2011
The Australian Army’s 100th pilot has completed the helicopter qualification course from Army Aviation Training and Training Support (AATTS). In...
October 26, 2011
Rotor & Wing contributor Shannon Bower took part in Operation Angel Thunder last week, a U.S. Air Force training exercise involving...
October 1, 2011
This Kuwait Army Boeing Apache AH-64A is the first Apache to land on a San Antonio-class Navy ship. Photo by Mass Comm Specialist 1st Class...
October 1, 2011
A flight medic explains how to control a rescue litter during a hoist training exercise. Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Troth The flight crews of Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment have wrapped up point of injury...
October 1, 2011
Bell Boeing’s V-22 program has obtained a $34-million U.S. Air Force contract for new CV-22 trainers and upgrades to existing trainers. The contract calls for three new full-fuselage cabin operational flight trainers...
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