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April 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Attendees at Heli-Expo in Houston gathered at the Sikorsky Aircraft display area for the unveiling of the first new helicopter design since the company’s 2004 acquisition of Schweizer Aircraft. The helicopter – or more precisely, a scale model of it – that everyone came to see was the S-434. The turbine-powered S-434 (the model of which is shown left) is similar in appearance...
March 1, 2008
The balance of the Middle East helicopter market is gradually shifting, as Russian manufacturers and Sikorsky Aircraft make significant gains in the military arena while AgustaWestland and Eurocopter get most of their new business on the fast-expanding civil market. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in Saudi Arabia, which in mid-September signed a wide-ranging agreement to buy more than 150 Mi-35M...
March 1, 2008
SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT IS OFFERING delivery positions for its newest helicopter model, the 434, and briefing Heli-Expo attendees on its plans for certification of the four-bladed, turbine-powered aircraft. In addition, the Sikorsky Aircraft (Booth 2040) subsidiary will update attendees on its X2 technology demonstrator work and other aircraft programs at its annual Heli-Expo press conference this afternoon...
March 1, 2008
TRAINING France has signed a 22-year contract with private companies to provide flight training hours to military pilots at its army’s helicopter flight school at Dax. The deal marks the first of what are called first public-private partnerships with France’s defense agencies. Defense Minister Hervé...
February 5, 2008
The U.S. Army's Flight School XXI now has its first OH-58D flight simulator. The lead contractor on Flight School XXI...
January 1, 2008
FlightSafety, the world’s foremost aviation training company, delivers another first this year with the projected opening in late 2008 of a new Learning Center devoted principally to training for offshore operations. The center, positioned in Lafayette, Louisiana, to serve the Gulf of Mexico offshore helicopter industry, will customize its training to address the specific challenges offshore...
November 7, 2007
Canada has picked CAE to provide operational training systems for its new Boeing CH-47 Chinooks. Canada said CAE, based in Montreal, was the only bidder for the work...
November 1, 2007
HELITECH ’07 Having enjoyed a busy and successful, Sloane Helicopters Ltd. is re-branding itself to better reflect its market position in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The company is on target to achieve more than 40 new aircraft deliveries this year, including Robinson and AgustaWestland aircraft, to customers based both in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The year’s start saw the successful...
November 1, 2007
ALL NEW U.S. ARMY AVIATORS NOW GRADUATE from the Flight School XXI (FSXXI) curriculum at Fort Rucker, Ala. The modernized schoolhouse has nearly all its required simulators, TH-67 primary training helicopters, and go-to-war aircraft. Compared to past training schemes, FSXXI gives each student pilot 50-80 additional hours in operational utility, cargo, attack, and scout helicopters. Hard comparisons with...
November 1, 2007
THE FIELDING OF THE TIGER WEAPON SYSTEM IS A major challenge for the German and French army aviation corps. Recent events in the Africa, the Middle East, the former Yugoslavia, and Afghanistan have shown, sometimes tragically, the relevance of the German and French air mechanization concepts and the urgent need to acquire a powerful support for the benefit of the ground maneuver element that is fully...
November 1, 2007
Bell Helicopter and Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas are teaming up to build the skills of the manufacturer’s workforce at its Amarillo plant, which produces Bell/Boeing V-22s for the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force and H-1s for the Marines. Amarillo also is planned as the production site of VH-71 U.S. presidential transports based on the AgustaWestland...
November 1, 2007
Elbit Systems has designed full-motion simulators for Mil Mi-8s and Mi-24s that are intended to provide cost-effective, full security, initial and recurrent training based on accurate replication of the actual helicopter and...
October 30, 2007
The Royal New Zealand Air Force will replace it fleet of Sioux with AgustaWestland A109s as its training and light utility...
October 10, 2007
The Australian Defense Force is establishing a joint helicopter training school in Nowra in New South Wales. The school will be under the helicopter aircrew training system and will train up to 60 pilots, 40 aircrewmen and...
September 20, 2007
Australian Helicopters, a privately owned helicopter company in Brisbane Australia, has signed a $22 million contract with Boeing Australia Ltd. to provide the...
September 1, 2007
Malaysian School Adds To EC120 Trainer Fleet Malaysia’s Integrated Training & Services Sdn Bhd ordered two EC120Bs from Eurocopter at the Paris Air Show in June. One of the leading helicopter training programs in Malaysia and the Southeast Asian region, Integrated Training is expanding its operations to meet what it says is growing demand for helicopter training. It has contracts from...
August 28, 2007
Schweizer Aircraft’s newest helicopter will be the turbine-powered Model 434, sources familiar with the program tell      Rotor & Wing. The Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary is pursuing accelerated development of the...
August 24, 2007
Frasca International will supply Bell Helicopter 206 and UH-1 flight training devices to help the U.S. Army train Iraqi air force pilots. Under a foreign military sales contract with...
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 13, 2007
Helicopter pilots from the Royal Australian Navy have started training with the U.S. Coast Guard to help fill a shortage of pilots. Two...
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