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October 4, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Following the Connecticut General Assembly's vote to keep Sikorsky instate, the Stratford facility was awarded a $91.8 million Army modification contract on Sept. 30. Saudi Arabia will exercise an option for eight utility Sikorsky helicopters. The Defense Dept. announcement does not go into detail... Read More »
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October 4, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
With a 35-to-1 vote, the Connecticut Senate approved a $220 million incentive package to keep Sikorsky, and its production of CH-53ks, in state. With the Special Session exceeding 2.5 hours, the majority of discussion was in favor of the bill. Many of those on the speaker s list underlined just... Read More »
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October 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
About 20 yr ago, I worked in Cocoa Beach, Florida, writing mainly about U.S. space missions. That was a tough time for U.S. spaceflight. America had set aside the Apollo Moon missions glory, shifting to a utilitarian plan of low-Earth-orbit space shuttle flights. To justify the new, reusable ... Read More »
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October 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Looking back at my last couple of articles, I realize I might be accused correctly of being a bit preachy. So I thought I might share a few personal missteps that have taught me some valuable lessons. In the King James Bible, Proverbs 16:18 says, Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty... Read More »
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October 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
After decades of Pentagon neglect punctuated by false starts on several helicopter projects run by the Army and one each by the U.S. Navy and Air Force, U.S. military vertical-lift aviation is poised to achieve historic advances. Over the next two years, at least five manned and unmanned advanced... Read More »
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September 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A Sikorsky helicopter is to make its way to the top of the Earth as North Slope Borough (NSB), Alaska, has accepted the state's first search and rescue (SAR) S-92. According to a company news release, the acceptance took place Thursday at Sikorsky's commercial helicopter center in Coatesville... Read More »
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September 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
In May 2015, with estimates for demand of new heavy-lift helicopters in China exceeding 200 aircraft by 2040, Russian Helicopters agreed to work with the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) to create an advanced heavy lifter. The heavy helicopter is planned to have a takeoff weight of 38 tons... Read More »
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September 30, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Helitech International s organizers and hosts aim to demonstrate the value of trade shows for operators and vendors in trying times with this week s event in Amsterdam. The annual event convenes at RAI Amsterdam Oct. 11 to 13 as the world's rotorcraft industry is in a major downturn. The slump was... Read More »
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September 27, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsy has been awarded a $232 million contract for the procurement of two CH-53K King Stallion system demonstration test article aircraft for the Navy, according to the U.S. Defense Dept. Announced on Friday, this contract has been given to Sikorsky's Stratford, Connecticut, facility. It will... Read More »
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September 23, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
After decades of Pentagon neglect punctuated by false starts on several helicopter projects run by the U.S. Army and one by the Navy, U.S. military vertical-lift aviation is poised to achieve historic advances, contributor Richard Whittle writes in the October issue of Rotor & Wing International. ... Read More »
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September 22, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
It has been more than four months since Sikorsky's S-92 fleet reached its 1 million flight hour milestone, but celebrations kept going last week in the North Sea Region, according to a company news release. On Monday, the "Thanks A Million" campaign reached Aberdeen, Scotland, and then Stavanger... Read More »
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September 13, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A team of University of Maryland (UMD) students makes history flying a piloted, solar-powered helicopter for the first time ever, according to a university-issued article. The aircraft, composed of a cabin frame, four rotors and eight blades, flew for nine sec and got more than 1 ft off the... Read More »
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September 13, 2016
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Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator Fig Air Inc. has just signed for a Sikorsky S-76D, according to a company news release. This transaction will result in the first S-76D delivery to a Canadian helicopter operator. The S-76D allows the customer to customize the interior and seats... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Air medical operators in the U.S. face an ongoing period of consolidation and political standoff that will likely foil efforts in the short term to improve compensation for their services. That environment is keeping pressure on operators to pare costs with greater efficiencies within their... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
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With the largest multi-sport event in the world held this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, security became a major concern for tourists and visiting athletes. Reports of armed robberies, attacks and other criminal activity prompted Olympic committees and local officials to issue travel warnings... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
By 2020, all Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft flying in the U.S. must be equipped with DO-260B ADS-B compliant transponders and GPS receivers. Owners and operators have experienced a lack of variety and affordability of such gear, as well as regulatory hurdles to ADS-B installations. Now, it appears... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
It is well known that flight into instrument meteorological conditions without the proper instrumentation and training is almost certain to lead to loss of control. But controlling a rotorcraft in degraded (but not zero) visibility is a problem that is not well understood. There is a reason... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The U.S. Army National Guard is pushing for more aircraft with rescue hoists, civilian-band radios and infrared (IR) sensors to improve its ability to support civil emergency response agencies. It s not easy for state Guard units to acquire critical capabilities and products necessary to respond... Read More »
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August 24, 2016
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Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads Twenty-two Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters purchased by the U.K. government for emergency medical services are too big to land at many hospital helipads, according to media reports. The Daily Star newspaper reports... Read More »
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August 23, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Associated Aircraft Group is partnering with Patient AirLift Services to provide transports for needy medical patients, including military veterans, throughout the Northeast U.S. Patient AirLift Services is a nonprofit organization based in Farmingdale, New York that arranges free air... Read More »
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