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May 1, 2010
From Rotor & Wing
It s not good when a pilot loses situational awareness in a dust cloud near the ground. Brownout is a major threat to helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan. The U.S. Department of Defense has estimated that 37 percent of helicopter losses there between 2001 and 2008 involved brownout and obstacle... Read More »
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January 1, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
The European Aeronautic Defense and Space (EADS) company flew its first fully mission-equipped AAS-72X last month, moving it one step closer to an anticipated U.S. Army bid for an armed aerial scout helicopter. Two years ago the Army terminated an earlier program to replace the OH-58D Kiowa... Read More »
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January 1, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
Question 1: What are the most interesting projects that your company is working on during 2012? Becker Avionics Becker Avonics has exciting product news and milestones coming up and we believe that 2012 will be another great year. We are continuing to strive to provide innovative solutions for... Read More »
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April 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
More sophisticated integrated systems are becoming available that will increase safety and improve operating economics. The question is what is needed and how to afford it. There was a time not too long ago when the concept of designing a helicopter was to develop the airframe, bolt on an engine... 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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November 26, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
The UK s Royal Air Force (RAF) has now begun training with the latest version of its Eurocopter Puma helicopter, the Puma Mk2. A Ł260-million (around $420-million) investment by the UK s Ministry of Defence (MoD) will see 24 new Puma Mk2 conversions from the older type of aircraft, which will... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
That India is a big lure for helicopter makers was reaffirmed by strategic deals struck this year by key rotorcraft players. In February, Sikorsky Aircraft signed a memo of understanding with a unit of India s Tata Group on the production of cabins for the S-92. That was followed in short order by... Read More »
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February 12, 2012
From Aviation Today
Two dramatic launches mood music, helicopters behind screens and clever audio visual presentations accompanied the launches of the Bell 525 Relentless super medium transport (SMT) and the Eurocopter EC130T2. While you can find the full specifications elsewhere in this news section, Bell President... 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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April 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Dutch National Police Cancellation Digs Deeper Hole for MD Is the Dutch national police's cancellation of a contract for seven MD902s the final nail in MD Helicopters' coffin? The Netherlands interior minister on March 1 canceled the National Police Services Agency's contract for the helicopters... Read More »
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February 1, 2013
From Aviation Today
A common pilot error, according to U.S. statistics, is insufficient power available. This does not mean helicopters are underpowered. Rather, the pilot is unaware of the power required in the situation, an FAA analyst said. Recently released numbers show that the global... Read More »
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December 1, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
aparker@accessintel.com Three of the larger stories involving the helicopter industry in 2013 have ties to Eurocopter. The first is something Eurocopter didn t do in relation to arguably the biggest story of the year, as the manufacturer dropped out of U.S. Army Aviation s Joint... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Eurocopter Offers Training On Night Urban Flying The American Eurocopter Training Center is offering a course on Night Urban Flying and Emergencies. The new course is part of the center's night-vision goggle (NVG) initial and recurrent training package, for which it received FAA Part 141... Read More »
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February 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY | OFFSHORE The news, which came on December 23, 2008, was released following the EU-Brazil summit held in Rio de Janeiro. As well, Brazil is purchasing five submarines from France; one of which will be nuclear-powered using Brazilian-developed technology. Collectively, the 50 twin-engine... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
From Aviation Today
That India is a big lure for helicopter makers was reaffirmed by strategic deals struck this year by key rotorcraft players. In February, Sikorsky Aircraft signed a memo of understanding with a unit of India s Tata Group on the production of cabins for the S-92. That was followed in short order by... Read More »
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November 1, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
The Civil Aviation Flight University of China (CAFUC) and Eurocopter have launched an ab-initio training class for helicopter technicians. This first class of 15 students follows a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that Eurocopter and CAFUC signed in 2010, with a goal of graduating 120 technicians... Read More »
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November 8, 2011
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter China has reached an agreement with Wuhan Helicopter to provide two AS350B3e variants and one EC120B for use with utility missions. The helicopters mark the entrance of Eurocopter models into a Wuhan fleet that currently flies Enstrom F-28s and TH-28/480Bs. The just-ordered trio is... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY Eurocopter/Sikorsky Team Readies for LUH Competition EADS-North America (Defense) has amassed forces in pursuit of the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) competition for 320 commercial-off-the-shelf aircraft. The Army is using a COTS approach to drastically shorten procurement... Read More »
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July 27, 2012
From Aviation Today
Eurocopter has partnered with Servicios Aereos de Los Andes to establish its first Peruvian service center in Ayacucho. The facility will provide AS350B3 operators with operational and intermediate (O&I) certified maintenance. Component replacements and up to 600-flight-hour inspections will also... Read More »
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February 1, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
Eurocopter has designated its U.S. subsidiary as a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) center for EC135s and EC145s in North and Latin America. With this designation, American Eurocopter is now able to perform Level D MRO actions on EC135/145 airframes, blades and dynamic components. The... Read More »
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