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June 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
Turbomeca s customer support of AS350 engines is the stuff that legends are made of. Unfortunately for everyone involved, the legends are often attached to customers going to extraordinary lengths to get the parts and other help they need to keep their aircraft flying. A top official of an... Read More »
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August 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
As you see from this month s report, there is a great deal going on in the completions and refurbishments business. Just as evident is the fact that there is a great deal to consider and decide, if you are an owner or operator and want to be assured of getting the most out of your revamped... 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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January 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY | UTILITY France has ordered a dozen NH90 transports and taken options on 56 for its army. France s aircraft will be the Tactical Transport Helicopter, or land-based, variant of the NH90. The transaction is valued at 1.8 billion if all options are exercised. France would have to exercise... Read More »
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November 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
A hop in a friend's EC120 sold Indy racer Dario Franchitti on the business and personal benefits of helicopters. DARIO FRANCHITTI WAS SOLD ON HELICOPTERS during a house-hunting trip in Scotland several years ago. The house was 4-5 hr. away. But fellow racer Colin McRae offered him a ride in his... Read More »
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March 1, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
A Wasatch Powerbird Guides (WPG) Eurocopter AS350B3 comes in for a landing following a ski drop. For some individuals, downhill skiing on a plotted slope just doesn t make the adrenaline rush. They seek a greater thrill, above the chair-lifted skiing crowds, to mountain tops on which... Read More »
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July 22, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
Eurocopter on Monday said its EC225 twin engine passenger transport helicopters can return to full service later this month, after being grounded in some countries since October 2012. On July 10, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved prevention and detection measures developed by... Read More »
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February 1, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
Virginia s Fairfax County Police Department is displaying its new Bell 429 at Heli-Expo in Dallas. For the full story and coverage from the event, visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw/heliexpo2012 and look for Rotor & Wing s Show Day publication on the convention center floor. Photo by... Read More »
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April 20, 2009
From Aviation Today
UK Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) investigators say an accident that bought down a Super Puma helicopter in the North Sea killing 16 was caused by a 'catastrophic' main gearbox failure. The Bond Offshore Helicopters AS332L2 Super Puma (G-RED) crashed into the sea on April 1 as it... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
India Drops Tariffs on Simulators India s latest national budget holds a special gift for aspiring helicopter pilots. The nation s finance minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, has eliminated the import taxes on simulators used for helicopter training. That should help drop the cost of training in India... Read More »
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May 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
COMMERCIAL | OFFSHORE Brazil s long-time military doctrine focused on territorial defense has gained a new dynamic that is reverberating through all elements of the helicopter industry. Two major discoveries of ultra- deep oil and gas fields in the Santos Basin off the coast of Sao Paulo state are... Read More »
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May 1, 2010
From Rotor & Wing
Christian Gras (left) is the new executive vice president of customers for the Eurocopter Group. He reports to Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling and becomes a member of the company s executive committee. Gras, who succeeds Philippe Harache, was previously senior vice president for Latin America within... Read More »
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January 1, 2013
From Aviation Today
CAE has an unparalleled breadth of experience in helicopter simulation, training and mission rehearsal. In fact, no other company has designed training systems for a greater variety of rotary wing platforms. CAE has simulated helicopters from virtually all the major manufacturers, including... Read More »
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December 1, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
Putting HEMS Decisions Back into Pilots Hands I m a 15-year HEMS PIC, based at a large university hospital. Hospital-based aircraft are usually leased from an aviation vendor, which also provides flight crews (the medical crews are usually hospital employees). The biggest safety concern in this... Read More »
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February 1, 2012
From Rotor & Wing
Bristow Group s Eurocopter EC225s fly over water on a regular basis, making ditching a necessary part of pilot and crew training. Bristow Most ditching events and water impacts would be survived if on the ground. Civil aviation authorities, helicopter makers and equipment... Read More »
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August 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
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... Read More »
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April 1, 2011
From Rotor & Wing
The Fenestron shrouded tail rotor features a stator and asymmetrically spaced blades to reduce noise emission ensure safety. Rotorcraft noise is inevitable and almost taken for granted. To the general public, a helicopter s positive image is one of a provider of emergency medical... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
From Rotor & Wing
Over 50 years after it was founded in 1954, the air wing of France s Gendarmerie Nationale a national police force belonging to the Defense Ministry and primarily tasked with policing outside cities and large towns is partway through an ambitious renewal of its helicopter force. That gradual... Read More »
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July 1, 2013
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Helicopter places at the top in seven out of the nine Rotor & Wing 2013 Excellence Ratings categories, continuing its run as the leader in customer service among helicopter OEMs. Photo courtesy of Bell Statistics in business are like the light post to the drunk they are used far more for... Read More »
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November 1, 2007
From Rotor & Wing
THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE is pressing on with its efforts to "rationalise" its helicopter fleets, with just a few hurdles along the way. The requirement for new helicopters (and a simplified fleet mix) was made apparent again with the Oct. 2 grounding of the Royal Australian Navy s fleet of six... Read More »
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