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March 2, 2009
From Aviation Today
The exact cause of the Jan. 4, 2009 fatal crash of a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter, operated by Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. remains a mystery. But sleuthing by National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators continues to undercover new clues as to the circumstances that brought the chopper... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Military Bell Helicopter delivered its ninth OH-58D Kiowa under the Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract for the U.S. Army. Military The Government of Estonia approved the purchase of a third AW139 to perform SAR, medevac and border patrol duties for the Border Guard. Military The... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
NEWS U.S. medium/heavy military helicopter manufacturers are losing ground to foreign competitors, precisely because U.S. manufacturers have concentrated on giving the Pentagon what it asked for. That s the conclusion of a new Forecast International study entitled, "The Market for Medium/Heavy... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
What happens during an engine overhaul? Let s walk through the engine shop and see for ourselves! You ve just walked into the hangar and noticed something unusual. There s an empty space where your helicopter s turbine engine used to be. But it s okay. It was pulled out by the mechanic and sent to... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY Future Sikorsky medium- and heavy-lift helicopters may be fitted with dual-frequency Hub-Mounted Vibration Suppression (HMVS) made by LORD Corporation, under a teaming deal struck between the two companies. HMVS technology cancels out rotor-induced vibrations at the hub by... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
CHC Group s Heli-One, was awarded a new contract worth $8.9 million to complete avionics upgrades on two Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Pumas. The helicopters will receive, among other upgrades, installation of night vision goggles. The United Kingdom s Ministry of Defence awarded a nearly $45-million... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Reflecting on the helicopter industry for the past 50 years or so, we ve often seen events and developments that have taken place in spite of our lack of enthusiasm. Our industry is somewhat slow to notice what s good for it but quick to isolate and eliminate the bad stuff. That s certainly good... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
CHARLOTTE ADMAS covers aviation and defense technology. She writes for our sister publication 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... Read More »
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March 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Countries continue to scramble in order to supply troops in Iraq and Afghanistan with necessary search and rescue, attack and utility helicopters. The availability of medium- and heavy-lift helicopters for U.K. military operations has been a pressing issue since Great Britain began military... Read More »
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February 16, 2009
From Aviation Today
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) recommends that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) more closely monitor the communication contingency plans of all Gulf of Mexico operators following natural disasters. The advisory was prompted by the crash of a Houston Helicopters (HHI)... Read More »
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February 13, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Connecticut s representatives in the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for a report that analyzes the potential advantages of reopening the contract originally award to AgustaWestland and Lockheed to build the VH-71 presidential helicopter. The contract, awarded in 2005, is... Read More »
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February 13, 2009
From Aviation Today
Connecticut s representatives in the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for a report that analyzes the potential advantages of reopening the contract originally award to AgustaWestland and Lockheed to build the VH-71 presidential helicopter. The contract, awarded in 2005, is... Read More »
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February 9, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky s X-2 experimental aircraft successfully completed the first test of its pusher prop on Feb. 2. The aircraft, which uses a counter-rotating rotor system for lift, first flew in 2008, but the high-tech pusher prop was not engaged. If the X-2 demonstrator lives up to expectations, it will... Read More »
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February 9, 2009
From Aviation Today
Sikorsky s X-2 experimental aircraft successfully completed the first test of its pusher prop on Feb. 2. The aircraft, which uses a counter-rotating rotor system for lift, first flew in 2008, but the high-tech pusher prop was not engaged. If the X-2 demonstrator lives up to expectations, it will... Read More »
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February 9, 2009
From Aviation Today
The Jan. 4, 2009 fatal crash of a Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopter, operated by Petroleum Helicopters, Inc. remains a mystery despite analysis of the chopper's flight recorders, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. The rotorcraft (N748P) crashed in swampy terrain near Morgan City... Read More »
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February 2, 2009
From Aviation Today
Date Aircraft Type Narrative Death/Injury Remarks Dec 03, 2008 Rio Grande, PR ROCKWELL INTL 690B N318WA A/c destroyed when impacted terrain while maneuvering about four nm SE of Rio Grande, PR... Read More »
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February 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Eduard Van Dam was appointed as the new CEO of Global Vectra Helicorp Ltd., a Private Air Logistics Helicopter Company in India. In his new role, Mr. Van Dam will be responsible for spearheading the entire operations of GVHL in the Indian subcontinent, overseeing the company s growth and... Read More »
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February 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
"We really hand over the heavy lifting of the edit duties this month to our writers who work directly with industry vendors to create this unique section." By now you may have noticed that there is an all new photo up on the front pages of this magazine to go along with the... Read More »
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February 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Chinook Downwash Having recently read Giovanni de Briganti s comments in the above article he does cut to the chase covering a number of issues ("Chinook Downwash and Other Failings" December 2008, page 62). Before I comment on a few items, I would like to clarify a common error that is made with... Read More »
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February 1, 2009
From Rotor & Wing
Wings of Change With the financial uncertainty, it s difficult to make market predictions about the near future, but Latin American countries were affected by the crisis in different degrees. In Brazil, we may continue to see a market consolidation and good growth on both civilian and military... Read More »
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