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September 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
CHARLOTTE ADAMS covers aviation and defense technology. She has written for Aviation Maintenance and was the editor-in-chief of Avionics. She also writes for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. CHRIS BAUR is a dual-rated ATP with more than 11,000 hours, a certified... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Options abound for training in the use of night vision goggles. Similarities and stark differences exist between the civilian and military approaches. Rotor & Wing takes a comprehensive look at those options, similarities and differences. Night vision goggles (NVG) have been used by the military... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Rep. John Salazar (D-CO) introduced the Air Medical Safety Act, HR 1201, to the U.S. Congress on Feb. 25, 2009. The bill requires, in part, "a pilot of an aircraft providing emergency medical services, whenever there is a crew on board, regardless of whether there is a patient on board, to comply... Read More »
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August 27, 2009
From Aviation Today
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft and the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have initiated whirl tests on a demonstration rotor system that uses active flaps. Jim Kagdis, program manager for Sikorsky s Advanced Programs division, notes that the demo has reached full speed of... Read More »
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August 27, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft and the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) have initiated whirl tests on a demonstration rotor system that uses active flaps. Jim Kagdis, program manager for Sikorsky s Advanced Programs division, notes that the demo has reached full speed of... Read More »
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August 12, 2009
From Aviation Today
Sikorsky has started to take delivery of parts that will make up the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter that the manufacturer is producing for the U.S. Marine Corps. The initial parts mostly involve transmission gear forgings that Sikorsky machinists will refine for the first CH-53K prototypes. Program... Read More »
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August 12, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky has started to take delivery of parts that will make up the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter that the manufacturer is producing for the U.S. Marine Corps. The initial parts mostly involve transmission gear forgings that Sikorsky machinists will refine for the first CH-53K prototypes. Program... Read More »
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August 5, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Bobby Wilks, a longtime helicopter and U.S. Coast Guard pilot who assisted with numerous rescue operations, died on July 13 in Woodbridge, Va., following complications from Parkinson s disease. He was 78. Wilks is credited as being the first African-American to become a captain in the Coast Guard... Read More »
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August 5, 2009
From Aviation Today
Bobby Wilks, a longtime helicopter and U.S. Coast Guard pilot who assisted with numerous rescue operations, died on July 13 in Woodbridge, Va., following complications from Parkinson s disease. He was 78. Wilks is credited as being the first African-American to become a captain in the Coast Guard... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Tyonek Fabrication Corp., Madison, Ala., was awarded a $5.7-million contract for the OH-58 Kiowa airframe for 340 each, control box, part number 635107M100. Work is to be performed in Madison, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2012. Tyonek was also awarded a $6.9-million contract for... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
PRODUCTS Sikorsky Aircraft has announced plans to make S-92 cabins in India. In June, Sikorksy made public an agreement with India s Tata Group. Under the arrangement, Tata Advanced Systems will manufacture S-92 cabins at a new facility to be built in Hyderabad. The first S-92 cabin delivery is... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Australia s latest defence capability plan (DCP), released July 1, reveals plans to upgrade or replace three types of helicopters in service with the country s Defence Force (ADF). In particular, it looks at modernizing the mission equipment to its Eurocopter Tiger fleet, "to ensure the Australian... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
NEWS Cougar Helicopters Flight 491 lost tail rotor drive about a minute before it crashed into the ocean off Newfoundland on March 12, killing 17 of the 18 people on board. The aircraft s flight data recorder had stopped working but investigators were able to piece together information from the... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
MTrax Maintenance Tracking Version 2.0 Keeping close tabs on your aircraft s maintenance is a top priority. Tdata computerized the solution to this problem by developing MTrax, a maintenance tracking program. Now the company has released version 2.0 of MTrax. With just one license, owners and... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
COMMERCIAL Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation s X2 Technology demonstrator has completed two test flights that included full engagement of the unique propeller for the first time. In one hour of testing conducted in two flights, the aircraft flew at speeds reaching 52 knots in... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Avionics Today
The proliferation of requirements to monitor unsafe conditions, and to monitor engine performance and aircraft fuel efficiencies are driving demand for new data acquisition systems within civil and military aviation. To satisfy these requests, manufacturers have developed equipment to monitor hard... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
To say that it is an ambitious product would be an understatement, but to say that it is impossible would be exaggeration. However, France and Germany have certainly set themselves a difficult task. Both countries want to procure a common heavy lift helicopter. Germany needs to replace its... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
One welcome by-product of the global recession is that this year s Paris Air Show was largely free of the boring succession of multi-billion dollar deals for Airbus and Boeing airliners that have dominated past editions. And, as orders and hard news in the military fixed-wing field were also few... Read More »
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July 23, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky Aircraft has received a contract to supply an S-92 to the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue (SAR) and special-mission ops in the country. NPA, which has employed Sikorsky helicopters since 1996, also operates two S-76Bs for SAR... Read More »
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July 23, 2009
From Aviation Today
Sikorsky Aircraft has received a contract to supply an S-92 to the National Police Agency (NPA) of Japan. The helicopter will be used for search and rescue (SAR) and special-mission ops in the country. NPA, which has employed Sikorsky helicopters since 1996, also operates two S-76Bs for SAR... Read More »
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