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December 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Change Behind, Change Ahead December brings to a close a tumultuous year for the rotorcraft industry. It began with cancellation of the U.S. Army's long-delayed, multi-billion-dollar RAH-66 Comanche armed reconnaissance and scout helicopter. Then, combat losses in Iraq highlighted the defensive... Read More »
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November 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Eurocopter, Bell Bag Border Patrol Orders U.S. border security officials have made their long-awaited choice of rotorcraft to replenish their fleet. The Department of Homeland Security in late September picked Eurocopter's EC120 Colibri for low-level surveillance and security patrols of U.S... Read More »
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October 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
We are approaching the end of what may come to be known as a year of transformation for the helicopter industry. The year opened with Eurocopter laying the physical and political foundation for its pursuit of more U.S. sales with construction of an assembly facility in Mississippi, home of two... Read More »
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October 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Two years ago, Sean Flanagan, director of government relations for the St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, Md., found himself in a bind: Officials at nearby Towson University wanted their sports field back. As the hospital's point man for external relations, Flanagan had to find somewhere else... Read More »
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October 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Australia Picks NH90 for AIR 9000 program Australia has ordered 12 NH90 helicopters for the Australian Army as part of its AIR 9000 program, increasing the total order book to 357. The helicopters have been designated the NH 90 and will be marinized to operate from the Royal Australian Navy's... Read More »
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September 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Two competitions making headlines at Farnborough raised pointed questions about the future of the U.S. rotorcraft industry. The main event at the biennial gathering was the fight between Airbus and Boeing to be the main provider of next-generation airlines. (What, you wonder, does this have to do... Read More »
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September 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Purists become realists in quest to understand helicopter dynamics. Dr. Inderjit Chopra, Ph.D., has spent 30 years of his professional life trying to understand helicopter dynamics and how they affect vibration and noise. He's nowhere near finished. "We can predict helicopter vibration with 50... Read More »
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September 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
At precisely 17:33:27, GMT, June 21, 2004, a bright orange MD-500E landed at its home airfield of Shoreham, West Sussex, on the south coast of England. It had just returned from a blazing circumnaviagtion of the globe, having departed eastbound from Shoreham only 17.6 days earlier. This epic... Read More »
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August 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Helicopter manufacturers are scrambling to tap into the growing market for UAVs; However, they face formidable challenges. Here's what you need to know to prosper in the 21st century. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are one of the hottest topics in defense circles--and for good reason. They... 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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July 1, 2004
From Avionics Today
Imagine a fully autonomous navigation aid that doesn t require a signal from either a ground transmitter or satellite constellation. It would virtually eliminate any worry of jamming or other type of signal interruption. What s more, it would be a low-cost solution that would simply swap out the... Read More »
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July 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Although not considered the major showcase for helicopters, this air show will still see the industry well represented. Without a doubt, Farnborough is THE major air show for the international aerospace industry for any given even numbered year. It is not, however, THE major show for the world s... Read More »
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July 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
In times of tight budgets, buying and maintaining a multi-million-dollar law enforcement helicopter requires strong justification and creative thinking. By Sgt. Ernie Stephens Chief Pilot, Prince George s County (Md.) Police Department. About a year ago, the THEN-head of my agency ordered that... Read More »
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July 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Finmeccanica Acquires GKN s AgustaWestland Stake GKN has divested itself of its 50-percent share of AgustaWestland, selling out to Italy s Finmeccanica. The agreement would make AgustaWestland a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica by year s end and could be worth $1.9 billion (Eurowatch, pg... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Improved sensors and integrated night vision systems show helicopter crews a clearer, bigger picture after dark From the 24-hr. battlefield to tense homeland security missions, helicopter night vision systems are essential warfighting and surveillance tools. Advanced image intensifiers, thermal... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Former U.S. Marine Gen. Terry Dake, Bell Helicopter's senior vice president for U.S. Government and International Military Programs, will retire from Bell at the end of July. Dake joined Bell in October 2000 after retiring from the Marine Corps as assistant commandant. Dake served 34 years in the... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
The development and use of helicopter simulators and training aids is advancing despite regulatory chaos. At SKY Helicopters in Garland, Texas, owner Ken Pyatt charges $255 an hour dual to rent his Robinson R22 for instrument training. It's not an unreasonable price compared to what other flight... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
USMC Seeks Eagle Eye UAV The U.S. Marine Corps is interested in procuring Bell Helicopter's Eagle Eye unmanned aerial vehicle tilt-rotor because that aircraft has the speed necessary to keep pace with the MV-22 Osprey, according to its deputy commandant for aviation, Lt. Gen. Michael Hough. "We... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Steve Townes equates industry consolidation to a barroom fight. His Ranger Aerospace firm has bulked up with Keystone Helicopter. Now, he says, get ready to rumble. Chat with Keystone Helicopter Corp.'s top managers in their headquarters office's wood-paneled first-floor conference room for 20... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Another helicopter flight training school, High Desert Helicopters, opened in Utah last month. The company took delivery of its first Schweizer 300C in May, with a second 300C delivery slated for July. High Desert Helicopters currently has six students, but expects to increase its enrollment... Read More »
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