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May 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
With two new procurement programs set to begin and money being parceled out more evenly, the helicopter industry is optimistic about its future with the Army. When the Army scrapped Comanche last February, there was much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody lamented the demise of the... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
From Aviation Today
THE QUESTION ON MANY MINDS IS what will Bell Helicopter do this year? For the last several years, Heli-Expo has marked turning points for Bell, with most proving less than favorable. In 2004, for instance, it launched the IFR version of the Model 427, only to cancel that a year later in favor of... Read More »
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January 6, 2015
From Aviation Today
Airbus Helicopters X4. Graphic courtesy Airbus Helicopters While most major players in the helicopter industry are keeping their powder dry before revealing their future plans at the world s largest helicopter convention, Heli-Expo (March 2-5, Orlando, Fla.), there are a number of... Read More »
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January 6, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Airbus Helicopters X4. Graphic courtesy Airbus Helicopters While most major players in the helicopter industry are keeping their powder dry before revealing their future plans at the world s largest helicopter convention, Heli-Expo (March 2-5, Orlando, Fla.), there are a number of... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
U.S. Army Choice of EADS LUH Bid Boosts Globalization The U.S. Army's choice of a European-led team to provide its next-generation light utility helicopter is widely seen as a crucial validation of globalization in the rotorcraft industry. Two critical questions arise. First, can the Army afford... Read More »
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August 1, 2012
From Aviation Today
Aeromega G-RALA Robinson R44, which the author trains in. There is and will always be room and need for qualified and experienced pilots and crews to fill the parapublic, corporate or offshore roles. Why one may ask, is this assured in the current economic climate? There... Read More »
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August 1, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
Aeromega G-RALA Robinson R44, which the author trains in. There is and will always be room and need for qualified and experienced pilots and crews to fill the parapublic, corporate or offshore roles. Why one may ask, is this assured in the current economic climate? There... Read More »
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October 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Deep and Distant Gulf of Mexico Well Holds Promise Medium- and heavy-helicopter manufacturers may get a boost if reports of a new, successful, deep and distant test oil well in the Gulf of Mexico bear out. Newer aircraft programs like AgustaWestland s AW139 (shown right) and Sikorsky s S-92... Read More »
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April 8, 2015
From Aviation Today
As the helicopter fleet in the Asia-Pacific region has substantially increased in recent years, airframe and engine manufacturers have boosted their support in the region through their own An Airbus Helicopters EC225 in the Asia-Pacific region... Read More »
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April 8, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
As the helicopter fleet in the Asia-Pacific region has substantially increased in recent years, airframe and engine manufacturers have boosted their support in the region through their own An Airbus Helicopters EC225 in the Asia-Pacific region... Read More »
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March 1, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
The short video clip from Bell Helicopter s website is impressive. Welcome to the evolution of Bell Helicopter, says the announcer dramatically, as Bell 4 Series rotorcraft skim effortlessly over the ground. The message is brief, but the intent is clear: This is the new Bell Helicopter... Read More »
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October 28, 2010
From Rotor & Wing
Second AW159 Lynx Wildcat Makes Its First Flight AgustaWestland announced that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland s Yeovil facility yesterday. During its maiden flight a range of general handling checks were completed and it... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
A primer on helicopter autopilots, with a flight report on SFIM's two-axis VFR system. Most helicopter pilots still can hear a stern instructor's voice searing into their subconscious "DON'T EVER TAKE YOUR HAND OFF THE CYCLIC!" When I first flew a helicopter with an autopilot, I was the same way... Read More »
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August 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
Evolution, not revolution, describes the change in vertical-lift technology since 1967. The pace has satisfied no one. But there have been significant changes, perhaps none more important than the advent of the turbine engine and IFR flight in helicopters. LOOKING BACK OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS OF... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
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... Read More »
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August 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Pentagon Approves CH-53X The Pentagon's Joint Requirements Oversight Council formally approved the CH-53X heavy-lift helicopter in July, paving the way for aircraft development early next year. The Defense Acquisition Board will review the program in December, with the Marine Corps anticipating... Read More »
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October 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
Operators Love It, and Swear By Its Reliability, But Want More Power THE YEAR 1967 WAS A VINTAGE ONE IN THE rotorcraft world. Not only did it see the birth of this magazine. It also brought us Bell Helicopter s 206, the light, single-engine helicopter that with Rotor & Wing this year marks its... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Insurance Tumult Means Consumer Gains, Problems for Safety Initiatives Insurance companies will soon be fighting for helicopter operators' business, driving premiums down and pumping more underwriting dollars into the market, according a top aviation insurance broker. Larry Mattiello, president of... Read More »
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February 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
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... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Manufacturers Await USAF's PRV Solicitation The major manufacturers are waiting for the other shoe to drop in the U.S. Air Force's pending competition for a Personnel Recovery Vehicle (PRV) helicopter to replace its existing combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter fleet. One candidate has bowed... Read More »
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