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November 1, 2008
PUBLIC The South African Police Service received the first two of six Robinson R44s in October, with the remaining four to be delivered by the end of the year, according to the Pretoria News. The six rotorcraft were ordered as part of an FIFA 2010 Soccer World Cup capacity-building program... Read More »
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November 1, 2008
With the obvious exception of Boeing s AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, many military rotorcraft designs find their way into civilian service. The most common are the OH-58 Kiowa and the OH-6 Cayuse, which often make their way into the hangars of police departments operating start-up aviation units... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
CHARLOTTE ADAMS 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 Assn. RON BOWER for 10 years has been a contributing writer for Rotor &... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
Many world records have been set this year. Here s the story of one helicopter record and the team that achieved it. In August, the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing were drawing millions from around the world to sit comfortably and relaxed in their easy chairs, night after night, to watch... Read More »
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July 1, 2008
CLAUDIO AGOSTINI, Rotor & Wing s Latin America correspondent, is working on including in Brazil s aviation framework (the National Civil Aviation Plan or Plano Nacional de Aviação Civil) a chapter dedicated specifically to helicopters, and dealing with organizers of the Latin American Business... Read More »
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July 1, 2008
Vendors are working hard to support airborne law enforcement units seeking communications gear that meets new requirements for interoperable communications. The industry/government Project 25 initiative is forcing police air units throughout the United States to upgrade their aircraft... Read More »
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July 1, 2008
Miami and Houston police soon should be using small, unmanned aerial systems (UASs) to help fight crime and improve their situational awareness during the response to an emergency or disaster. The Miami-Dade Police Dept. shortly plans to have a 14-lb, ducted-fan Honeywell Micro Air Vehicle... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
Over 50 years after it was founded in 1954, the air wing of France s Gendarmerie Nationale a national police force belonging to the Defense Ministry and primarily tasked with policing outside cities and large towns is partway through an ambitious renewal of its helicopter force. That gradual... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
One of the best parts of running Rotor & Wing is the chance to step back every now and then and take in the "Big Picture" of the helicopter industry. This latest edition of our Annual Reports special section offers such a chance. Read through this collection of views from the industry s top... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
New products in 2007 aim to help operators and pilots keep keener eyes on their aircraft and position in the air. EVERY YEAR BRINGS A HOST OF NEW AND IMPROVED PRODUCTS TO the market place. It can be a challenge to keep track of them, let alone sort through those that are both promising and... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
U.S. President George Bush has nominated Bobby Sturgell to succeed Marion Blakey as head of the FAA. A former United Airlines pilot and U.S. Navy aviator, Sturgell is acting administrator and had served as Blakey s deputy and special counsel. He also served as her special assistant when she... Read More »
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October 1, 2007
Operators Love It, and Swear By Its Reliability, But Want More Power THE YEAR 1967 WAS A VINTAGE ONE IN THE rotorcraft world. Not only did it see the birth of this magazine. It also brought us Bell Helicopter s 206, the light, single-engine helicopter that with Rotor & Wing this year marks its... Read More »
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August 1, 2007
INTERNATIONAL HELICOPTER manufacturers and operators remain hopeful that upcoming events in China will serve to loosen the Communist government s stranglehold on general aviation operations there. Industry representatives have been building relationships with officials in Beijing and major Chinese... Read More »
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August 1, 2007
Evolution, not revolution, describes the change in vertical-lift technology since 1967. The pace has satisfied no one. But there have been significant changes, perhaps none more important than the advent of the turbine engine and IFR flight in helicopters. LOOKING BACK OVER THE LAST 40 YEARS OF... Read More »
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August 1, 2007
The 1980s was a time of new aircraft, new missions, new technologies, and limitless optimism. It was fun while it lasted. THE FUTURE OF THE HELICOPTER NEVER looked better than it does right now." So reads the opening sentence of an industry forecast story in the January 1980 issue of Rotor & Wing... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
AUSTRALIA IS A VAST COUNTRY. The natural development has been major centers of population in the capital cities with smaller population centers to support development in the outback. Outside the armed forces the helicopter is a major lifesaving tool and is an essential part of the various state... Read More »
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June 1, 2007
PUBLIC SERVICE/POLICE The Shanghai Public Security Bureau has ordered two twin-engine EC135s and one EC155 from Eurocopter in another step toward establishing a police helicopter squad in that Chinese city. The aircraft are to be used during the Olympic Games in 2008 in Beijing. In addition, the... Read More »
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June 1, 2007
In Eurocopter s AS350, operators find an aircraft that can perform a great variety of missions, carry a multitude of equipment for them, and provide significant power in the process, even during hot and high conditions. Like many helicopters today, it holds its value well on the used market. As... Read More »
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June 1, 2007
A Bit of Patton? THOSE INVOLVED IN THE BELEAGUERED U.S. Army ARH-70A Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter program uniformly expressed bafflement over the Army s actions against Bell Helicopter and its contractor team. To recap, with the 500-plus-aircraft program running a year or more behind schedule... Read More »
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December 1, 2006
PROGRAM UPDATES Medevac In Poland, AgustaWestland, Eurocopter and PZL Swidnik are contenders in a competition to supply medevac aircraft for the national ministry of health. The competition is valued at $160 million. Attack/Transport Russia and the Czech Republic are discussing an agreement... Read More »
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