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June 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
Any effort to boost rotorcraft safety will have to include a close look at the role helicopter mechanics play. OF THE VARIETY OF CAUSES OF HELICOPTER accidents, perhaps one of the most troubling is that of maintenance error. Two recent accidents illustrate the vulnerability of rotorcraft to lapses... Read More »
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June 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
The California state agency CAL FIRE and its Aviation Division have an enviable history in firefighting with aircraft. After World War II, CAL FIRE employed a variety of airplanes, such as Stearmans, TBMs and N3Ns, as air tankers. In short order, two things were learned: air tankers could play an... Read More »
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September 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Question of the Month: What do the terms power settling and settling with power mean to you? Let us know, and look for responses in a future issue. You ll find contact information below. Single-Engine IFR Your cover story, Will Single IFR Ever Return? ( R&WI, June 2015, page 22), makes clear... Read More »
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June 26, 2014
From Rotor & Wing
Discussions are reportedly under way in Japan to acquire a new utility helicopter for the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The eventual procurement cycle could last a decade and be worth around $2 billion. The ambition is to replace the 150+ Bell Helicopter UH-1H/Js utility helicopters... Read More »
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April 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
The Army modernizes its helicopter fleet with evolutionary improvements in more of the same. With ongoing combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, counter-terrorist missions around the world and an unpredictable but steady rate of calls to support civilian disaster-relief efforts, U.S. military rotorcraft... Read More »
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March 1, 2013
From Aviation Today
If you ask me what opportunities I consider to be my greatest blessings, meeting my wife would be on the top of that list. I would go on to say that serving as a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army in Vietnam and working as a pilot for Los Angeles County fire would come in second and third. I... Read More »
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November 1, 2015
From Rotor & Wing
Airbus Helicopters offered an all-new design for Japan s new UH-X utility military helicopter and has not given up on taking over development of that 150-aircraft program from the selected contractors. Airbus aims to convince Japan that its bid... Read More »
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May 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Oil prices have been above $28 a barrel for a long time. Yet those high prices haven't spurred greater demand for offshore support services. That mystifies suppliers of those services. Rising oil prices are setting records for fuel costs in the U.S. and elsewhere. But the boom in per-barrel prices... Read More »
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May 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
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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June 1, 2008
From Aviation Today
Manufacturers are honing rotor blade and structural performance with improved designs and more composites, and repair shops are keeping pace. Think hard. Is there any part of a helicopter that s more important than the rotor blades? Even if the fuel is gone and the engines quit, it s those big... Read More »
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November 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Operating along the Côte d'Azur requires more than just having a good helicopter operation. It means dealing with normal issues greatly expanded by very, very important people. There's something mystical about the Côte d'Azur, that stretch of the Riviera that reaches from the Italian border across... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
With the obvious exception of Boeing s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units... Read More »
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June 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
Manufacturers are honing rotor blade and structural performance with improved designs and more composites, and repair shops are keeping pace. Think hard. Is there any part of a helicopter that s more important than the rotor blades? Even if the fuel is gone and the engines quit, it s those big... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
The Sniping Continues I couldn t help but read in amazement Giovanni de Briganti s recent article concerning helicopter sniper operations as well as his assessment of allied helicopter capabilities ("Heli-Snipers Prove Effective: June 2008, page 54). I must have imagined in my mind the numerous... Read More »
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January 1, 2012
From Avionics Today
Avionics manufacturers are responding to the U.S. military s need for technologies and systems to protect pilots indegraded visual environments (DVE), such as brownouts and whiteouts. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is particularly anxious to acquire avionics systems that will assist military... Read More »
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March 1, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
If you ask me what opportunities I consider to be my greatest blessings, meeting my wife would be on the top of that list. I would go on to say that serving as a helicopter pilot for the U.S. Army in Vietnam and working as a pilot for Los Angeles County fire would come in second and third. I... Read More »
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October 26, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter employees have been hearing President & CEO John Garrison use the phrase one Bell, on a mission for a while now. During an Oct. 11 interview at AUSA, he explained that the company s mission is to support the customer, with an eastern European hub coming online recently in Prague... Read More »
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February 1, 2014
From Rotor & Wing
Douglas Nelms Helicopter activity at November s Dubai Airshow may not have had the drama of the multi-billion dollar orders for Boeing and Airbus jetliners, but it did prove that Middle East helicopter operations are still a growth industry. While AgustaWestland signed orders for a... Read More »
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October 1, 2010
From Rotor & Wing
Helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) is a $2.5-billion business annually in the U.S., but extremely diverse. Some of the top civil operators are privately held, making financial data scarce. And, however similar the aircraft appear to the patients inside them, no two companies are alike... Read More »
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June 26, 2014
From Aviation Today
Discussions are reportedly under way in Japan to acquire a new utility helicopter for the Japanese Ground Self-Defence Force (JGSDF). The eventual procurement cycle could last a decade and be worth around $2 billion. The ambition is to replace the 150+ Bell Helicopter UH-1H/Js utility helicopters... Read More »
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