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December 1, 2015
The dispersion of the AW609 s wreckage is one indication of a midair breakup. Photo courtesy of Associated Press International investigators are combing data from flight recorders, telemetry, systems designs and wreckage for clues as to why an AW609 broke up in flight... Read More »
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April 28, 2014
AW609 rotors tilting. Photo by Ernie Stephens The idea of a flying machine that will take off and land vertically, then achieve airplane speeds, has been around since the development of engine-driven aircraft. Several designs have been toyed with, but arguably the most successful have... Read More »
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February 28, 2014
Technicians work on the AW609 assembly line in Italy. Photo courtesy of AgustaWestland Why not use the AW101 as an optionally piloted vehicle? asked AgustaWestland s chief executive officer, Daniele Romiti. We were beginning a discussion of his company s attitude to rotary unmanned... Read More »
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August 1, 2013
Garmin panels at the Bell 525 display at the 2013 Paris Air Show in June. Texas-based Bell Helicopter is improving the performance of the 525 Relentless medium twin. Although the helicopter has not flown yet, it seems design engineers have refined their calculations or... Read More »
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July 17, 2013
Bell Helicopter is improving the performance of the 525 Relentless medium twin. Although the helicopter has not flown yet, it seems design engineers have refined their calculations or revised their objectives. In addition, development of the fly-by-wire control system is well under way. The... Read More »
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April 11, 2013
Quad-A, Fort Worth, Texas John Garrison, Bell Helicopter s president and CEO, uncovered the Bell V-280 Valor 3rd generation tiltrotor at the start of the annual U.S. Army Aviation symposium, Quad-A. The V-280 is Bell s offering for the Department of Defense s Joint Multi-Role/Future Vertical Lift... Read More »
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February 1, 2013
AgustaWestland conducted a flight demonstration of the U.S.-based AW189 prototype (P2) on December 6 in Arlington, Texas before heading to Alaska for cold weather trials through spring 2013, at which point it will fly back to Italy to rejoin the other four testbed helicopters in the fleet (P1... Read More »
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December 1, 2012
It s that time of year again where Rotor & Wing looks back at the year s events and tries to find some logic to apply to the future. As part of that effort, here is a summary of some of the most interesting stories that I came across during 2012, in no particular order. The future took center... Read More »
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April 26, 2012
How does a small start-up company come out of nowhere in just over half a decade to land one of four contracts, each worth $4 million, from the U.S. Army to conduct Configuration Trades Analysis studies for the next generation of military helicopter? It has a lot to do with the gray-haired ... Read More »
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March 1, 2012
Eurocopter s EC130T2 will feature Turbomeca Arriel 2D engines. Two dramatic launches mood music, helicopters behind screens and clever audio visual presentations accompanied the launches of the Bell 525 Relentless super medium transport (SMT) and the Eurocopter EC130T2... Read More »
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March 1, 2012
AgustaWestland s AW609 during a Feb. 11 demo from its new facility in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ernie Stephens As the biting sub-zero wind blew across Arlington Airport Municipal, the gathered members of the press waited for the AW609 to take off and begin its... Read More »
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February 23, 2012
Members of the media attending Heli-Expo in Dallas were treated to an aerial performance of the AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor. The Feb. 11 demonstration flight took place at Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), just outside of the aircraft s local hangar. At the controls was senior program test... Read More »
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February 12, 2012
Two dramatic launches mood music, helicopters behind screens and clever audio visual presentations accompanied the launches of the Bell 525 Relentless super medium transport (SMT) and the Eurocopter EC130T2. While you can find the full specifications elsewhere in this news section, Bell President... Read More »
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January 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has finalized the sale of the BA609 tiltrotor (now AW609) to AgustaWestland. The transaction marks the end of a months-long regulatory approvals process, with AgustaWestland announcing its intent to take over the program in March 2011. Civil certification of the AW609 is projected... Read More »
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December 1, 2011
Overall, 2011 could be described as a year that included some dramatic ups and downs for helicopters involved in combat. In the commercial market, while nobody can predict the direction of the economy, the continued development of new variants and sales inching forward is fueling a guarded... Read More »
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December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print... Read More »
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November 30, 2011
Bell Helicopter has finalized the sale of the BA609 tiltrotor (now AW609) to AgustaWestland. The transaction marks the end of a months-long regulatory approvals process, with AgustaWestland announcing its intent to take over the program in March 2011. Civil certification of the AW609 is projected... Read More »
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November 1, 2011
Bell has turned its tiltrotor attention to the V-22, as the manufacturer is in the final stages of selling its interest in the BA609 joint venture to AgustaWestland. Bell Photos Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison knew exactly what he wanted to talk about when sitting down for an Oct. 11... Read More »
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August 1, 2011
This month s issue features a variety of themes from different sectors of the helicopter industry new airframes and updates on existing models from the Paris Air Show (see Rotorcraft Report); offshore ( Training Profile: Bristow Academy, and Inside FlightSafety Lafayette, ); firefighting (... Read More »
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July 13, 2011
AgustaWestland has sold three AW169s to Capitale Helicoptere, which becomes the first Canadian operator to order the type. The Quebec-based company will employ the helicopters in charter, VIP transport, air medical and utility missions. First flight of the AW169 is expected in 2012, with mission... Read More »
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