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April 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), procured originally to replace engines in the U.S. Army's Boeing AH-64E and Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters, also might power the Army's future vertical lift light assault rotorcraft, according to media reports. Army officials told reporters recently that... Read More »
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April 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
United Aero Group has donated a Sikorsky S-76A helicopter to the Connecticut Air & Space Center, a restoration museum at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant complex. The company acquired the aircraft from a transport operator in Brazil. It is donating a complete airframe, original avionics... Read More »
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April 6, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky Aircraft has been asked to deliver 109 military helicopters to the Turkish Armed Forces by 2020. The order is part of an ongoing General Purpose Helicopter Project, which was initiated in 2009 to develop the Turkish rotorcraft industry and meet the needs of the country s military, along... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A Washington, D.C.-area museum dedicated to the history of the U.S. Marine Corps reopens today with expanded facilities and new exhibits, including one honoring Marine helicopter combat operations during the Vietnam War. The National Museum for the Marine Corps closed last March to begin adding... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
In addition to the challenges of its operational tempo and staffing, the German military has faced cost and schedule problems with its Tigers and NH90s. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters German leaders are working toward a decision this month on how to best bolster military forces... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
James T. McKenna An aviation journalist for more than 25 years, James T. McKenna served as R&WI s editor-in-chief from 2003 to 2008. He then worked on communications projects for Bell Helicopter and numerous consulting clients, including the Aerospace Industries Assn., Helicopter Assn. ... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Growth of the civil helicopter fleet in Greater China is slowing as its main economy lags, the oil market slumps and airspace challenges drag down operations. Another drag on growth is the expected depreciation in value of China s currency, the renminbi. That sums up the latest assessment of the... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Photo courtesy of Heli-One Civil and military helicopter cockpits can get crowded with the addition of more avionics systems, and that crowding in the limited real estate behind an instrument panel combined with limited airflow can cause overheating. Contributing to the issue is the... Read More »
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April 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The U.S. Marine Corps evolving use of the tiltrotor is recasting how Pentagon planners think about vertical lift and speed. When the V-22 Osprey went into development back in 1982, U.S. Marine Corps leaders felt they needed the helicopter-airplane hybrid tiltrotor primarily to launch... Read More »
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March 29, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
The first class of Bond Offshore Helicopter's new training program has graduated, said the company. Bond established its first CAA-approved training center for licensed helicopter engineers in December in Aberdeen, Scotland. In the seven-week course, students split their time between the classroom... Read More »
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March 25, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Heli-One has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet, said the MRO provider. According to a press release, the air inlet was identified as a top contributor to aircraft-on-ground events for the S-92. The component was found to have inconsistent failure times, long external... Read More »
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March 15, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
A second CH-53K King Stallion has entered the U.S. Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter program, and the first aircraft has achieved flight envelope expansion to 120 kt, Sikorsky said in a company press release. The CH-53K Engineering Development Models (EDM) achieved their first flights on Oct. 27... Read More »
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March 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Bristow Helicopters Ltd. confirmed the return of Sikorsky S-76 aircraft to service Saturday, following completion of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority's (NCAA) operational audit and the company's return-to-service safety activities. Bristow has concluded a number of return-to-service safety... Read More »
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March 7, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsky has been, for the most part, smoothly integrating with new parent company Lockheed Martin, except for a few hiccups in information technology (IT) systems, according to Sikorsky CEO Dan Schultz. Schultz told Rotor & Wing International March 2 Sikorsky has a dedicated team of roughly 25... Read More »
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March 2, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense's [Booth 2400] Universal Filter Module (UFM) has been certified by the FAA for installation and use on Sikorsky Aircraft S-61 and H-3 helicopters. The FAA issued the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter System (IBF) to The Coulson Group of... Read More »
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March 2, 2016
From Avionics Today
Sikorsky is producing airframe kits to upgrade the S-76C+(TM) helicopter to S-76C++(TM) capability. Photo: Sikorsky [Avionics Today 03-02-2016] Sikorsky today introduced a program that will enable operators to upgrade their S-76C+ aircraft to the S-76C++ configuration. The upgrade aims... Read More »
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March 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
By Pat Host The U.S. Army would take an important step forward with its Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative if its fiscal year 2017 budget request were enacted into law. American Helicopter Society International s executive director, Mike Hirschberg, said the $10 million request by the Army, if... Read More »
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March 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Plans to restructure the U.S. Army s aviation operations would keep AH-64 Apaches in the National Guard. Photo courtesy of Boeing The National Commission on the Future of the Army has proposed an aviation restructure solution that would keep AH-64 Apaches in the U.S. Army National... Read More »
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March 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Robinson Deliveries Rise; Dollar Slows Growth Photo courtesy of Robinson Helicopter Robinson Helicopter delivered 347 aircraft in 2015, a modest 5.5% increase from the 329 it delivered in 2014, the company said last month. The ... Read More »
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March 1, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
(Above) Research at NASA Langley Research Center has involved dummies and a test helicopter to test crash forces. Occupant protection measures include rotorcraft seat/harness systems able to withstand downward acceleration forces of as much as 30 g. Photos courtesy of NASA Langley Research Center... Read More »
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