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December 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
In March to Efficiency, Sikorsky Buys Keystone and CTI Sikorsky Aircraft is looking for buyout candidate that can help it streamline military aircraft production in the same way it hopes to boost the efficiency of its commercial aircraft lines with the acquisition of Keystone Ranger Holdings... Read More »
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November 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
New visual and actuator systems are blurring the line between up there and down here while keeping costs down to earth. AL PALMER, DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT operations for the University of North Dakota, is so impressed with his new Frasca 342 flight training device (FTD) that he's requesting a big... Read More »
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November 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
As operators seek better, more detailed training, manufacturers are aiming to field cost-effective tools to help them do that. IF MONEY WERE NO ISSUE IN HELICOPTER TRAINING, student pilots would be thoroughly trained in full-motion simulators. They would be run through every possible flight... Read More »
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October 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
It will take 20 years to develop the technology needed for a new, efficient heavy-lift helicopter. The U.S. Army-led Joint Heavy Lift initiative is the latest effort to get that done. By 2008, the U.S. Army plans to field the first light, highly mobile combat brigade equipped with Future Combat... 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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September 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
In offshore operations, the EMS community and now an international confab, helicopter leaders are pushing for new standards for safety and training. If all goes as planned, a meeting will convene late this month that could transform rotorcraft safety. At the behest of the American Helicopter... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
A preview of this year's show. New market opportunities with military agencies are generating great interest in the helicopter industry, so much so that organizers of Helitech have included--for the first time--a conference on the subject in the program for the biennial, all-rotorcraft U.K. trade... Read More »
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August 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Altair Avionics is increasing its engine monitoring capabilities to improve maintenance procedures while reducing costs. IN 2002, PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA PURCHASED Altair Avionics, an engine monitoring and diagnostic company based in Norwood, Conn., as part of PWC's Service Centre Network strategic... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
The Real Future of Flight Looking back over the last month, you could see how someone might be enticed into a rosy view of rotorcraft's future. Since our June 2005 issue questioned how the U.S. helicopter industry could survive on a starvation diet of research and development funding and... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky Vows to Break `Pure Helicopter' Sound Barrier Sikorsky is challenging the conventional thinking that a rotorcraft cannot be built to exceed 200-kt. cruise speed without sacrificing the abilities that make a helicopter unique and valuable. "Today's top cruise speeds of 150-170 kt. are only... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Whether the Paris Air Show is of huge value or a dead waste of time and money depends on whom you ask. In 1908, The Frenchman Gustave Rives was holding his second Paris Motor Show in the Grand Palais, just off the Champs Elysees. As an added attraction, he decided to add some of the marvelous new... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
From Aviation Today
CESSNA 182Q: This discrepancy was found by a mechanic while cleaning the aircraft's firewall after engine removal. An electrical cable (P/N D-PA13) between the auxiliary power and starter relays had burn marks indicative of arcing. Immediately across from the damage was the pointed end of a sheet... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Manufacturers Await USAF's PRV Solicitation The major manufacturers are waiting for the other shoe to drop in the U.S. Air Force's pending competition for a Personnel Recovery Vehicle (PRV) helicopter to replace its existing combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter fleet. One candidate has bowed... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
News Briefs Company Developing Robinson Simulator Merlin Simulation, Inc. is refining a flight-training device designed for instruction of Robinson R22 and R44 pilots. The Falls Church, Va.-based company is enhancing the device to include an enhanced, 180-deg. field-of-view visual system. At... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Bell/Agusta got it right with the design of the AB139. It is another strong performer from Italy aimed at a well-thought-out market niche. The decades of cumulative Agusta technology development shows well in the solid design and manufacture of the AB139. It is a winner. Recently, I had the... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Kaman Getting K-MAX Pilots Ready For Fire Season With a relatively dry winter in the northwestern United States, firefighting companies are gearing up for a bad fire season. Kaman Aerospace Corp. doesn't specifically train pilots for fighting fires, but it does train them to transition to the... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
From Aviation Today
By all accounts, the Lufthansa Airbus A320 known as Papa Whiskey remains flying today due to the incredible skill and teamwork of the two pilots at the controls on March 21, 2001. Papa Whiskey carried 121 passengers and crew on that fateful day and was scheduled to fly from Frankfurt to Paris. ... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Latin America's helicopter industry is diverse, bureaucratically challenged and expensive. But the region is a growing market for those willing to take advantage of strengthening economies. First off, the good news. The Latin American helicopter industry is growing steadily and is expected to... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
February's annual HAI gathering in California was a busy and productive event for operators and suppliers alike. Here's a rundown of some highlights. Airframes Talk of New Aircraft, Government Help A new species of eagle is soaring through the skies. She is the Global Eagle, the newest upgrade for... Read More »
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March 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
The US101 offered by Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland and Bell could fulfill requirements for a new U.S. presidential helicopter at lower costs and less risk than the VH-92 proposed by Sikorsky and its partners, top Navy officials decided. VXX Choice: Fielded Faster, With Less Risk It wasn't the... Read More »
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