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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
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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May 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Some tips for avoiding the agony of finding out, when you sell your helicopter, just how much it really cost you. About a year ago I wrote a column on Buying in a buyer's market. Now, we will look at the flip side. I still hold to my prediction of last year that the buyer's market would be lasting... Read More »
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May 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
With two new procurement programs set to begin and money being parceled out more evenly, the helicopter industry is optimistic about its future with the Army. When the Army scrapped Comanche last February, there was much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody lamented the demise of the... Read More »
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May 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Global Helicopter Technology and DynCorp International have received their long awaited STC for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-67D engine to upgrade the UH-1H. The STC was issued in March, allowing the PT6 to be the first non-Honeywell T53 engine upgrade to go on the aircraft. Additional... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Retirements of Vietnam-era pilots and growing acceptance of civilian training among employers are creating new job opportunities for helicopter pilots. Things are looking up for flight training in the United States. Flight school operators from California and Colorado to Connecticut and Florida... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
Having yielded the training market to Robinson and Schweizer, Enstrom is now weighing a new model to get into the mix. Mention helicopter trainers and The talk eventually turns to Robinsons and Schweizers. Frank Robinson kick-started the initial training market with the R22, the operating costs of... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
A new foundation is partnering with Schweizer Aircraft to make it easier for flight schools to acquire aircraft and for students to use them. A nonprofit foundation set up to promote flying careers by offering financing to student pilots is spreading its wings to cover rotorcraft-and Schweizer... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
The U.S. Army has a new aviation modernization plan: It's back to the future. Indeed, the RAH-66 Comanche is gone, but the AH-64 Apache is very much alive. Ditto the CH-47 Chinook and the UH-60 Black Hawk. And we may not have seen the last of the UH-1 Huey. That old bird may yet have new life... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
By August, AgustaWestland plans to start final production in the United States of Agusta A119 Koala helicopters in a move intended to "put us closer to our customers," said Agusta Aerospace Corp.'s President and CEO, Robert J. Budica. Company officials broke ground March 2 on a new production... Read More »
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March 1, 2004
From Rotor & Wing
At night on October 15, 2002 a Schweizer 269C experienced an engine failure due to fuel exhaustion and was substantially damaged during the ensuing hard landing. The CFI pilot was providing night VFR cross-country instruction to a student. They had discussed the low fuel situation, but elected not... Read More »
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February 1, 2003
From Aviation Today
With a tradition of racking up time on their aircraft and a new reality of tight budgets, Houston s police aviators must find more efficient maintenance solutions. A helicopter has been described as 10,000 parts moving in close formation, not flying as we know it but beating the air into... Read More »
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