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May 27, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
This coming weekend in the U.S. marks the traditional start of the summer season, and typically is filled with beach visits, barbeques and baseball. It can be easy, amid anticipation of the coming months' fresh air and freedom, to overlook the occasion for this holiday: Memorial Day. Since a... Read More »
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May 26, 2016
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Bell Helicopter has sold a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. in China. It will be outfitted for VIP transport and tours. This is the first Bell purchase for the company, said Bell's VP of China, Chris Jaran. Last year, Bell demonstrated the 407 in Nepal, where it climbed... Read More »
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May 25, 2016
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Fiery crashes in which helicopter occupants survive but die of burn injuries are sustaining public and political pressure on the FAA to review certification rules. Several members of the U.S. House of Representatives from Tennessee are the latest lawmakers to focus on the aviation agency s... Read More »
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May 24, 2016
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Even MV-22s flying dignitaries to and from the Pentagon are not spared public and political criticism of the noise from their operations. Deep-green and highly polished aircraft from U.S. Marine Corps Marine Helicopter Squadron One (HMX-1) are among the Bell Boeing Ospreys that now operate at the... Read More »
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May 20, 2016
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Air National Guard officials in Alaska, Pennsylvania and Texas are discussing the possibility of acquiring V-22s for search and rescue missions, according to a published report. The U.S. Navy's V-22 deputy program manager told AHS International's annual Technical Forum yesterday that "there has... Read More »
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May 20, 2016
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Bell Helicopter has delivered seven Bell 429 helicopters to the Swedish National Police. Those aircraft will be used in Sweden for law enforcement and search and rescue, including mountain rescue, according to a Bell press release. Among Bell's recent deliveries of the aircraft are 15 to the... Read More »
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May 12, 2016
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The U.S. Pentagon has awarded Bell Helicopter a contract to supply the U.S. Marine Corps with 12 UH-1Y Venom utility and 16 AH-1Z Viper attack helicopters. The Bell AH-1Z Viper is capable of carrying a large array of ordnance. Its Target Sight System provides range and accuracy, allowing operators... Read More »
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May 11, 2016
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Bell Helicopter said it plans to demonstrate the Bell 412EPI on a five-month tour in the Asia Pacific region. Bell last demonstrated the Bell 412 in 2013 in that region and has since attracted customers from the Philippines and India. The company said the aircraft has left Singapore and is headed... Read More »
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May 6, 2016
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Bell Helicopter said it has donated $5,000 to support the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Bell's EVP presented the donation to retired Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Petrosky, the chairman of the Army Aviation Museum Foundation Board of Directors at last week's Army Aviation Assn. of America's Mission Solutions... Read More »
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May 5, 2016
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Bell Helicopter has joined the V-280 Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator wing and nacelles to the aircraft fuselage at its aircraft assembly center in Amarillo, Texas, the company said in a press release Wednesday. Bell's EVP of Military Business Development, Lisa Atheron, said the aircraft... Read More »
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May 1, 2016
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The U.S. Army heeded the lessons of early crashes, in which occupants survived impact but died in fires, and worked with the industry in the 1960s to develop crash-resistant fuel systems. Photo courtesy of the U.S. National Archives and Record Admin. A special industry... Read More »
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May 1, 2016
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When you think about New York City, one thing that does not come to the mind is peace and quiet. For those who live in Manhattan, or even in the outer boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Staten Island, peace and quiet is something it seems you can find anywhere else but New York. Even... Read More »
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May 1, 2016
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An MH-60S Sea Hawk receives cargo during a vertical replenishment aboard guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy As skipper of the guided missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG-107), U.S. Navy Cmdr. Alysa Ambrose relies... Read More »
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April 11, 2016
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Bell Helicopter has signed a letter of intent with PT Whitesky Aviation for 30 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters last week. The aircraft will be used for air taxi operations throughout Indonesia and its more than 14,000 islands. PT Whitesky Aviation, located in Jakarta, Indonesia, specializes in... Read More »
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April 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), procured originally to replace engines in the U.S. Army's Boeing AH-64E and Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters, also might power the Army's future vertical lift light assault rotorcraft, according to media reports. Army officials told reporters recently that... Read More »
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April 5, 2016
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The U.S. Defense Dept. has awarded Bell Helicopter with additional funds under a foreign military sales contract to deliver AH-1Z attack helicopters to Pakistan. Bell s additional funds amount to $170,173,188 to manufacture and deliver nine AZ-1H Viper attack helicopters and nine auxiliary fuel... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
James T. McKenna An aviation journalist for more than 25 years, James T. McKenna served as R&WI s editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2008. He then worked on communications projects for Bell Helicopter and numerous consulting clients, including the Aerospace Industries Assn., Helicopter Assn. ... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
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Two corporate customers in Chile have signed letters of intent for the Bell 505 JetRanger X. One customer was a private owner and the other was Eagle Copter. Both helicopters will be configured for corporate and VIP transportation. The five-seat, single-engine Bell 505, which first flew in Nov... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
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Helideck may be a simple term for a place to land and park a helicopter when operating offshore, but it s actually not so simple. It is and has been a very complicated and multi-faceted problem that has been with the industry since the first flight to a rig just a few miles offshore some 70 years... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
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Growth of the civil helicopter fleet in Greater China is slowing as its main economy lags, the oil market slumps and airspace challenges drag down operations. Another drag on growth is the expected depreciation in value of China s currency, the renminbi. That sums up the latest assessment of the... Read More »
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