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December 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Steel, aircraft, the right pilots, and certain equipment such as night-vision systems have all posed challenges to operators striving to meet high customer demand. 2006 PROVED TO BE A YEAR PACKED WITH ACTION ON THE BATTLEFRONT, IN OPERATIONS, sales campaigns, and regulatory debates, and on... Read More »
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November 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Firm Offers Evaluation Tool for Flight Schools A Fargo, N.D. company that specializes in "augmented reality" is offering a low-cost flight recording and evaluation tool to flight schools. Appareo Systems develops portable consumer electronics combined with 3D graphics software for capturing... Read More »
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November 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
PROGRAM UPDATES: Attack-Turkey was expected to finalize its Attack/Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter (ATAK) competition at last month's Defense Industry Executive Committee meeting, but military officials objected to the short-listing of the Denel AH-2A Rooivalk and AgustaWestland's A129... Read More »
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October 30, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Schweizer Aircraft selected Jiangxi Changhe Aircraft Co. to supply airframe components and assemblies for the 300CBi helicopter. The aircraft will be assembled, test flown and delivered to customers at Schweizer s Horseheads, N.Y. plant. The contract is the first completed under a June 1 memo of... Read More »
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October 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Deep and Distant Gulf of Mexico Well Holds Promise Medium- and heavy-helicopter manufacturers may get a boost if reports of a new, successful, deep and distant test oil well in the Gulf of Mexico bear out. Newer aircraft programs like AgustaWestland s AW139 (shown right) and Sikorsky s S-92... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Among the common piloting mistakes discussed by top flight instructors back in April was a tendency of pilots new and old to fly too fast on approach. That error is but a part of a broader group of missteps and less than ideal techniques centered on the approach to landing. As we have in the last... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Change is the watchword. For decades, perhaps since it was incorporated in 1939, Schweizer Aircraft has been about change. It started out building gliders. Then it worked on some of the earliest versions of unmanned aircraft, then reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft, agricultural aircraft... Read More »
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August 18, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Look for Sikorskys coaxial X-2 Technology Demonstrator to make its first ground run in October. The company and its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary are developing the fly-by-wire aircraft to prove that a rotorcraft can fly at 250 kt. or more and still retain all the vertical flight and hover... Read More »
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August 18, 2006
From Aviation Today
Schweizer Aircraft has invested in a new, dedicated maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Elmira, NY. Since helicopter MRO work transitioned to the new facility six months ago, turn times are down 66 percent and parts availability is up 30 percent, according to Schweizer. The company is a... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
In his first interview as Sikorsky president, Jeff Pino shares his plans--and how he got into helos in the first place. Jeff Pino was named president of Sikorsky Aircraft March 9 in a chain of events that saw his predecessor, Steve Finger, succeed Louis Chenevert as Pratt & Whitney president and... Read More »
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July 24, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
With its commercial and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) helicopter, fixed-wing reconnaissance and R&D lines cranking and a lot more work coming from parent Sikorsky Aircraft, Schweizer Aircraft is hiring. The Horseheads, N.Y.-based company held a job fair July 21 for 30 immediate openings. It plans... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Relying on its new Schweizer Aircraft center for rapid prototyping, the manufacturer plans to start to ground tests of the high-speed, coaxial aircraft this month. Sikorsky Aircraft is completing installation of subsystems in its coaxial X-2 technology demonstrator aircraft at its Schweizer... 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 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, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
With the first MH-60Rs delivered and the first MH-60S unit stood up, the U.S. Navy is advancing on its goal of simplifying rotary-wing operations by relying on those two platforms. Look for the U.S. Navy's Helicopter Anti-Submarine Sqdn. Light 41 (HSL-41) and you may find its Web site, but not... Read More »
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April 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
Calling MD Supply Chain a Shambles, New Owner Vows to Rebuild Whatever Lynn Tilton invested to get control of MD Helicopters--and the sum could be growing by the month--she certainly got more than she bargained for. After she bought MD in July 2005, the head of the New York distressed-debt... Read More »
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February 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
At the helicopter industry's premier event, manufacturers and vendors parade their newest and best. Here's a sampling of what's on the convention center floor. As the premier gathering of the helicopter industry, Heli-Expo is a showcase for companies offering their products and services to... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
World Leader in Rotor Blade Repair For more than 30 years, Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI) has specialized in the repair of both metal and composite rotor blades, building a worldwide network focused on turn-around time and performing only OEM-approved repairs. Our recent merger with Sikorsky... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
From Rotor & Wing
A Quarter Century of Engineering Excellence Over 25 years ago, Heli-Dyne Systems was founded to provide helicopter owners/operators with the same high quality of modification and completion services offered for fixed-wing aircraft. Since then, HDS has performed more than 700 major helicopter... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
From Avionics Today
Another Step for ADS-B ACSS, an L-3 Communications and Thales company, and UPS Aviation have partnered to develop an automatic dependent surveillance system-broadcast (ADS-B) package designed to assure the safe separation of aircraft on the ground and while lining up for an approach. Announced at... Read More »
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