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December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email: ap-hydraulics@mindspring.com; Web: www.ap-hydraulics.com; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@ aarcorp.com; Web: www.aarcorp.com; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039... Read More »
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November 25, 2009
The U.S. Navy has awarded a $17.35-million contract to AgustaWestland North America (AWNA) to supply depot-level maintenance on three Egyptian Mk-2 variant H-3 helicopters. Refurbishment of the aircraft structure and components is included in the agreement, as well as safety checks. Work will take... Read More »
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November 1, 2009
Specialized NVG Ratings This paragraph is from a Rotor & Wing article, NVGs Made Simple, that ran in the September 2009 issue, on page 38: NVG Repair There are several certified FAA Part 145 service centers that can repair, maintain and perform 180-day airworthiness inspections on NVGs and... Read More »
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November 1, 2009
Officer/pilot David Weirick (left) accepts the helicopter from MD director Don Bridgers with officer/pilot David Eubanks at right. PUBLIC SERVICE/POLICE MD Helicopters has handed over an MD500E to the Columbus Police Department in Ohio. The helicopter joins a fleet comprising five... Read More »
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November 1, 2009
Charlotte Adams covers aviation and defense technology. She has written for Aviation Maintenance magazine and was the editor-in-chief of Avionics. She also writes for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. James Careless is a long-time... Read More »
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November 1, 2009
Priority 1 considers cross training, crew interoperability and teamwork as fundamental to its Class D basic hoist rescue course. TRAINING/SEARCH & RESCUE Search and rescue (SAR) is a crowded arena with many players from the U.S. military and Coast Guard (USCG) to local police and fire... Read More »
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November 1, 2009
Cool composure in the midst of chaos. Presenting the winners of the 2009 Rotor & Wing Helicopter Herosim Awards, who personify the meaning of the word heros. PUBLIC SERVICE/SAR U.S. Coast Guard 2008 Alaska Ranger One of the Largest Coldwater Rescues in Modern History Brian McLaughlin - Lt. Steve... Read More »
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October 1, 2009
Bell Helicopter of Hurst, Texas, has awarded a $53-milion contract to Kaman Aerospace s Helicopters division to manufacture composite helicopter blade skins and skin core assemblies. The agreement involves 18 different assemblies for the following helicopters: Bell 406, 407, 412, 427, 429, 430, H1... Read More »
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September 4, 2009
Aerospace Filtration Systems (AFS) has obtained an EASA supplemental type certificate (STC) for its inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on the MD Helicopters MD900/902 Explorer series. With the IBF, helicopters can operate with no engine inlet imposed flight or gross weight restrictions. According... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
SERVICES The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued CAR 35 approval for United Rotorcraft Solutions and Ahlers Aerospace night vision lighting modifications on the Bell 412. URS and Ahlers efforts to obtain FAA approval for the lighting mods are ongoing. The two companies... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
Textron Inc. has appointed John L. Garrison, Jr. as president and CEO of its Bell Helicopter subsidiary. He takes over from Richard "Dick" Millman, who worked in various roles for Textron for 43 years, becoming Bell s president and CEO in January 2007. Garrison comes from Textron s Industrial... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to collaborate on helicopters for Indonesian government agencies. Bell will manufacture model 412EPs in North America and PTDI will assemble them at its facilities in Bandung... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
Clarification The caption for the image on pages 26 and 27 of the August 2009 issue stated that it was an unmanned K-MAX aerial truck. Several people wrote in to point out that, in fact, there was a person on board and he can clearly be seen in the photograph. To clarify, the photograph was taken... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
More than 45 companies will make their debut at Helitech 2009 as it returns to England this month. The majority are newcomers to the event, while others took part for the first time in 2008 at Helitech in Cascais, Portugal. At press time 180 exhibitors had committed to this year s show. While the... Read More »
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August 4, 2009
The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a preliminary report on the I-70 helicopter crash in Maryland that resulted in the deaths of four people onboard. The Robinson R44 helicopter struck a guy wire that crossed I-70 near Boonsboro the night of July 23 and crashed just off... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE Hawaii County is getting a new MD500E to replace its aging Chopper One. The new helicopter, which the Hawaii County Fire Department will operate, will handle rescue services and be based at Waiakea Fire Station. HCFD Chief Darryl J. Oliveira says that buying the new MD500E makes... Read More »
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August 1, 2009
Love it or Move Concerning a recent article on your website, "High Fliers in Hamptons Irk Ground-Bound," that states "East Hampton Airport s complaint hotline registers about 100 calls each summer Friday and Sunday, about 95 of them complaining of helicopters," I say, "Let them eat cake." We... Read More »
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July 2, 2009
Bethesda, Md.-based Lockheed Martin marked the completion of the first production target sight system (TSS) with an event this week at its facility in Orlando, Fla. U.S. Marine Corps AH-1Z Cobra helicopters will employ TSS, a multi-sensor fire control system, to see father with greater... Read More »
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July 1, 2009
Civilian Versus Military In aviation there are no absolutes except that you will have a landing for every takeoff ("Question of the Month" April 2009, page 7 and "Editor s Notebook" May 2009, page 4). Every pilot is different. As a military-trained pilot you are given a better tool box from which... Read More »
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July 1, 2009
Flying without using the natural horizon is...well...unnatural. It seems pretty simple to the average helicopter pilot. But hauling a load under a helicopter isn t something that can be done the first time using basic flying skills. It takes knowledge of and proficiency in vertical reference... Read More »
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