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August 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
R&W's Question of the Month: Was the U.S. Army right or wrong in awarding the Light Utility Helicopter contract to the EADS team? Let us know, and look for your and others' responses in a future issue. Send your comments to rotorandwing@accessintel.com. "Watch This" Tim McAdams' column rang of so... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
On my desk, I've got a small bottle of Tabasco sauce free for the asking if anyone wants it. First come, first served. I'd bought the hot sauce after I penned my April 2006 editorial, in which I questioned whether MD Helicopters stood a chance in the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)... 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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July 12, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
In the wake of a July 10 briefing by U.S. Army officials on its failed bid for the $3 billion Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) contract, MD Helicopters is weighing whether to protest the June 30 award for 322 aircraft (with options for 30 more) to a team led by EADS North America. MD head Lynn... Read More »
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July 7, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
The FAA in early June approved a revision to the MD902 Explorers type certificate, modifying its NOTAR tail boom to give the aircraft greater directional control authority and allow it to operate at a max gross weight of 6,500 lb. at 5,000 ft. MD Helicopters pursued the change, which involves a... Read More »
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July 6, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
MD Helicopters yesterday issued a new press release, revising previous comments from its acting chief executive officer, Lynn Tilton, about the U.S. Army's award of the 322-aircraft Light Utility Helicopter to a team led by European conglomerate EADSs North America unit. MD had issued a release... Read More »
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July 5, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
MD Helicopters, Inc. head Lynn Tilton ripped into the U.S. Armys choice of a competitor to provide 322 Light Utility Helicopters, calling its selection process seriously flawed and perfunctory at best and the contract award itself an outrageous act of disloyalty to American industry in a July 3... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
U.S. Office Faults Proposed Visa Changes Foes of proposed changes to U.S. visa rules for foreign students seeking flight training won support from a notable source--an office of the U.S. government itself. "Mindful that there are important security implications associated with this proposed rule,"... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Bell Weighs Creating Training School In India Bell Helicopter is looking at the feasibility of setting up a training school in India, bringing in an Indian partner under a joint venture . The training school is part of its strategy to boost sales and forge links with companies in the country. "We... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky Taps Schweizer Again, Now to Speed Production Sikorsky Aircraft is turning to its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary to help it speed military aircraft production lines as it prepares to deliver more than 1,700 H-60 Black Hawk and Naval Hawk variants to the U.S. military alone in coming years... Read More »
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June 30, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
The four contractor teams vying for the U.S. Armys much-coveted contract to provide 322 Light Utility Helicopters are standing by for that services decision late today. Teams led by AgustaWestland (bidding the AW139); Bell Helicopter (the 412EP); EADS North America (Eurocopters EC145); and MD... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
A Thrill A Minute An exciting year for rotorcraft continues apace. Its start was marked by late February's Heli-Expo, which throbbed with optimism, new aircraft sales and launches, upgrades of older aircraft and engines, as well as customers on the prowl for deals. Industry officials spoke of a... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Around the world, Composite Technology provides the edge to keep these vital structures cutting through the air. We hang then, we balance them and we trim them. We inspect them, we tap on them, and we turn them with mighty engines. They hunt, they feather, they lead and they lag. And even though... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
A big ship, AgustaWestland's contender for the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter competition is a strong, agile, pilot-friendly machine that provides an efficient cabin for LUH missions. There is no denying that every helicopter manufacturer in the universe is trying to wow the flying community... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
After more than five years spent recovering from accidents and mistakes, the V-22 returns to a European air show. It will be far from the only rotorcraft at Farnborough. After several years of struggling to salvage the tilt-rotor program, contracting partners Bell Helicopter and Boeing are leasing... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Emerging demand for Western-built helicopters spurs certification activities, as well as development of maintenance and training facilities. The fleet of western-built helicopters is growing here. More than 135 have been imported since the Soviet Union's break-up, most since 2000. There are... 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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June 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
R&W's Question of the Month: Is customer service important or not to manufacturers and suppliers in the helicopter industry? Let us know, and look for your and others' responses in a future issue. Tell us what you think at rotorandwing@accessintel.com. Correction Through an editing error, Barney... Read More »
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May 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Years of fighting in Washington to restore federal funding for helicopter research may finally be paying off. Years of fighting in Washington to restore federal funding for helicopter research may finally be paying off. If things aren't quite yet rosy in the world of U.S. rotorcraft research and... Read More »
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May 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
U.S. Army Juggles LUH Schedule, Pushes Back Award The U.S. Army has changed its delivery schedule for the Light Utility Helicopter from six aircraft planed for delivery in Fiscal 2006 to two, with 22 to be delivered in Fiscal 2007. The service also has pushed back a decision on which... Read More »
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