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April 7, 2011
Boeing Defence Australia has reached a memorandum of understanding with Thales to design a training system for the Australian...
April 4, 2011
This month I decided to take a different direction in discussing aviation safety by writing about HAI’s Heli-Expo in March. I was part of the Rotor & Wing editorial team covering the event and spent much of my time at the magazine’s booth talking to pilots, manufacturers, safety officers and other aviation safety enthusiasts. All one has to do is walk around the display areas to see how...
April 1, 2011
Late last year, Rotor & Wing went to Fort Rucker, Ala., the home of U.S. Army Aviation, to meet with Brig. Gen. Tim Edens (then colonel), deputy commanding general at U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE), together with members of his staff including Ellis Golson, director of the Capability Development and Integration Directorate (CDID). While Edens’ responsibility is focused on the...
April 1, 2011
In Rotor & Wing we often report about the dangers facing our deployed warriors. It’s not often that we get to report on dangers faced right here at home. The warfighters, in this case, are those aircrew and security forces who currently fly 1960s-era UH-1Ns and the danger appears to be an acquisition system which may be ignoring their validated needs in order to create a “politically...
March 31, 2011
AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik has signed a contract extension with Rolls-Royce to continue providing M250...
March 31, 2011
The U.S. Navy has issued a contract for CAE to update its MH-60S operational flight trainer...
March 17, 2011
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters has won a contract from the U.S. Army’s Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) for an...
February 4, 2011
CAE and Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. joint venture Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying (HATSOFF)...
February 1, 2011
Sikorsky Uncovers CH-53K Virtual Reality Center Sikorsky’s new “virtual reality” center in Stratford, Conn. will help designers address assembly and maintenance issues for the CH-53K. Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft has opened a new 3D “virtual reality” center for the U.S. Marine Corps CH-53K. Situated within engineering labs at the company’s primary facility in...
January 27, 2011
For a defense journalist, there is always something unique about attending the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) Institute of Land Warfare (ILW) Aviation Symposium and Exposition, regularly held in Washington, D.C., and its bigger brother, the Army Aviation Association of America (Quad-A), held all over the country but often in Nashville, Tenn. The spread and depth of senior Army...
January 27, 2011
The U.S. Navy has issued a $44-million contract for CAE to build two Sikorsky MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs)...
January 1, 2011
Two German Air Force Tornados roared away from the runway at Lechfeld airbase in Germany, banking hard to chase the disappearing dots on the skyline which represented a diverse package of six rescue helicopters. These aircraft—two German Air Force UH-1D Hueys, two AB212s from the Italian Air Force and a Caracal EC725 teamed with an AS330 Puma from the French Air Force—were heading towards an...
January 1, 2011
Medics from the Afghan National Army have received basic medical training from U.S. Army soldiers with MEDEVAC Detachment, Company F, 2nd Battalion, 135th Aviation Regiment. The training will afford ANA medics the readiness to assume responsibility throughout the battlefield, aiming...
November 1, 2010
Senior program manager Bonnie Berg assumes a crew position at Rockwell Collins Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer (VAPT). Rockwell Collins is unveiling a new cockpit procedures trainer for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook. Mark Harris, the manufacturer’s senior director of training and information solutions services, says the Chinook Virtual Avionics Procedures Trainer (VAPT) is scheduled to be operational...
November 1, 2010
   The simple but sophisticated TH-1H glass cockpit. Three MFDs define the clean panel layout with the center MFD serving as an aircraft systems instrumentation and fuel display. Amid a sea of green there is this small Air Force blue unit charged with responsibility of providing helicopter flight training for all undergraduate pilots proceeding to flying careers in the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey...
October 1, 2010
I fear that hover checks are becoming a lost art, and science should strenuously object. There’s no question that we’ve all experienced watching helicopter takeoffs which feature the pilot quickly getting through checklists and bringing the rotor to flight speed, followed immediately by an armpit full of abruptly pulled collective, driving the aircraft to a bounding or zooming departure usually...
September 2, 2010
Menominee, Mich.-based Enstrom Helicopter Corp. has begun flying the first 480B that will serve in the Japanese Ground Self...
August 30, 2010
Australia Supports ISAF in Afghanistan Colonel Andrew MacNab, deputy commander, 16 Army Aviation Brigade, Australian Army talks exclusively to R&W about his country’s rotary wing commitment to the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan. The interview took place at Enoggera Barricks, Brisbane on 31 May 2010. Andrew Drwiega: Colonel MacNab, could you outline your current...
August 5, 2010
More than 5,000 words of direct quotations from the Rotor & Wing 2010 Safety and Training Summit are now available through a web-only...
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