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February 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
European and U.S. helicopter makers came to December's show in part to test the waters of Middle East markets. Companies ranging from Eurocopter and AgustaWestland to specialists like U.K.-based Jewers Specialist Doors for hangars and Powervamp, which produces ground power units, attended... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
How to Pick a New Aircraft I'm writing in response to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency ordering the Eurocopter EC120 and the Bell 430 for border-patrol missions ("Eurocopter, Bell Bag Border Patrol Orders," November 2004, p.8). Once again, this story provides the readers with a... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
A Breakthrough Year? Will 2005 be a breakthrough year for rotorcraft? Venturing such an upbeat forecast, as we would by answering that in the affirmative, is always a dicey proposition. Many a bar bet is won and laughs of ridicule shared at year's end by comparing to reality the bold predictions... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Nations Marshal Rotorcraft to Aid Tsunami Victims Helicopters from around the world rallied to the aid of the millions injured and displaced by tidal waves triggered by the Dec. 26, 2004 undersea earthquake off the northwestern coast of Sumatra. The waves killed more than 150,000 around the Indian... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
OUTLOOK: BRIGHT BUT BUMPY All indications are 2004 was a banner year, and that the good times should continue this year despite the challenges ahead AS THE ROTORCRAFT INDUSTRY GATHERS IN Anaheim, Calif. this month for the Helicopter Assn. International's Heli-Expo 2005, prospects are bright for... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
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 600 major helicopter... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Ground School Tailored to Helo License Dragon Helicopters has won approval from the United Kingdom's CAA for a ground school that is tailored for a commercial pilot (helicopter) license and uses distance-learning techniques to slash the time that a student must spend in a classroom. Students have... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY Military Rotorcraft Production on the Rise Nearly 5,500 military aircraft worth about $84 billion will be built or undergo major upgrades over the next decade, Forecast International says in a new study. The Newton, Conn.-based market aerospace and defense analysis firm estimates that... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
From Rotor & Wing
Bell/Agusta Delivers AB139 to Aga Khan, Wins Irish Order Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. delivered the first of four AB139s to the Aga Khan Development Network, which will use them to support construction and operation of three campuses of an international university in the mountains of South and... Read More »
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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
Focus on EMS EMS: Confronting Safety Challenges Perfecting Autorotations News from the Field and the Factories NEWS BRIEFS CAE SimuFlite Eyes Northeast Site CAE SimuFlite plans to open a new training center in New Jersey to serve the large market of business-aviation operators in the Northeast... Read More »
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November 1, 2004
From Aviation Today
Focus on EMS EMS: Confronting Safety Challenges Perfecting Autorotations News from the Field and the Factories NEWS BRIEFS CAE SimuFlite Eyes Northeast Site CAE SimuFlite plans to open a new training center in New Jersey to serve the large market of business-aviation operators in the Northeast... Read More »
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October 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
It doesn't take a moment or two for anyone in the helicopter industry to know that our business is, and has been for many decades, one of the true "multi-national" businesses. We all know that most countries around the world follow the same standards for the design and construction standards of... 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
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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October 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky Aircraft, built on the 100-year-old dreams of one pioneering man, is turning to a company created by a family of aviation pioneers to help it prosper in the 21st century. The Stratford, Conn. unit of United Technologies Corp. expects by now to be starting the process of integrating... 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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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
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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