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May 1, 2008
Helicopter pilots are used to being the ones that provide help from above. More and more, they are getting help from on high from birds in space. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has 4,000 mi of transmission lines and a network of water reservoirs and aqueducts in California... Read More »
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May 1, 2008
Attack The United States likely won t fulfill Turkey s request for AH-1 Cobras because it can t spare the attack helicopters, according to press reports in Turkey. That nation asked for 12 of the Bell Helicopter aircraft in late December to support its fight against insurgents. Turkey last year... Read More »
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May 1, 2008
Military Outsourcing Regarding Giovanni de Briganti s comments on military outsourcing, the situation could go a step further: arm all civil aircraft ("Military Outsourcing: How Far to Go?" January 2008, page 23). They could divert at a moment s notice from their scheduled flight plan, attack an... Read More »
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May 1, 2008
NEWS Any move of MD Helicopters production lines from their current Mesa, Ariz. site would require re-certification by the FAA. That process could take anywhere from weeks to a year, according to agency officials. It is unclear whether MD would keep existing production lines running until the FAA... Read More »
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April 24, 2008
The Houston Police Dept (HPD) needs more aircraft in order to patrol the enormous city (second largest in the U.S.) seven days a week from Hobby Airport. The helicopter unit was founded in 1970, and the current flight patrol fleet of four MD500E helicopters and two Schweizer 333 helicopters will... Read More »
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April 3, 2008
MD Helicopters has narrowed its options for a new home to four sites, none of which is its current airport in Mesa, Ariz., according published reports. The Arizona Republic quoted MD CEO Lynn Tilton as saying she d extended her deadline for a decision from tomorrow to give the four more time to... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Interest in Robinson Helicopter s R66, strong from its launch last year, has grown with Bell Helicopter s decision to cancel its 206B3 JetRanger line. The light, single, Robinson s first turbine, has hundreds of dealers and customers ready to place orders based solely on the... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
Flight Training Mistakes In response to your recent Question of the Month about the most troubling or curious flight training mistakes I ve seen, a curious and somewhat troubling mistake I have both witnessed and committed is what I d call "going on autopilot" (Feedback, February 2008, page 7). In... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
Patience is probably not considered a virtue by the helicopter operator who is waiting on some aspect of customer support. A review of Rotor & Wing customer perception surveys spanning a decade, however, shows that operators have seen improvements over that time in most areas of airframe makers ... Read More »
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April 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES MD Helicopters CEO Lynn Tilton took the podium at Heli-Expo to say the company is well on its way back to a position of power in the industry. But before doing so, she blasted journalists for painting an unfair picture of the company. Tilton s smile was just as unwavering as... Read More »
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March 25, 2008
Korea Aerospace Industries and Eurocopter are launching joint efforts this week to market utility helicopters built in South Korea, according to The Korea Times. Quoting that nation s Defense Acquisition Program Administration, the newspaper said the companies held a kick-off meeting at Eurocopter... Read More »
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March 17, 2008
Rolls-Royce has completed assembly, test, and delivery of its first production RR300 engine, following receipt of its production certificate for the engine from the U.S. FAA. The 300-shp-class powerplant was completed at Rolls' newly-commissioned small engine assembly line in Indianapolis. It is... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
X-49A Numbers When I saw the X-49A cover, I eagerly looked forward to learning more from your writer, Steve Colby, about the Piasecki Aircraft Corp. design ("Beneficial Bird," December 2007, page 46). I ve been fascinated with it since I first saw an artist s rendering of a compound UH-60 so many... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | ENGINES Rolls-Royce won FAA type certification of its 300-shp-class RR300 turboshaft engine in late 2007, the manufacturer revealed at Heli-Expo last month. The engine maker launched development of the RR300 in January 2006 and received the type certificate in late December. "So we were... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
Attack The Philippines National Defense Dept. scrapped a 12 billion peso ($29.3 million) contract for six night-capable attack MD-530Fs, accusing the contractors of altering the bid for the work. Asian Aerospace Corp., representative of Boeing subsidiary McDonnell Douglas Helicopters, had... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
In a shocking move that was weeks in the making, Silver State Helicopters shut its more than 40 facilities last month and sought a court-supervised liquidation. The North Las Vegas, Nev.-based company said it shut down all operations at 1733 PST Feb. 3 due to a "rapid, unprecedented downturn in... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Following operational assessments of the MD-902 Explorer, California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) has ordered four of the MD Helicopters aircraft. Last year, CALSTAR bought a refurbished MD-902 and based it at Lake Tahoe Airport in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. to assess the... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
THE QUESTION ON MANY MINDS IS what will Bell Helicopter do this year? For the last several years, Heli-Expo has marked turning points for Bell, with most proving less than favorable. In 2004, for instance, it launched the IFR version of the Model 427, only to cancel that a year later in favor of... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
HELICOPTER PARTS PROVIDER HELI-Mart is banking on a turnaround for MD Helicopters and investing in its newly acquired completions center to support that change. Costa Mesa, Calif.-based Heli-Mart last year bought a majority interest in Phoenix Heliparts, a completions center that specializes in MD... Read More »
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February 27, 2008
MD Helicopters Chairman and CEO Lynn Tilton is still considering moving the manufacturer from its Mesa, Ariz. home because of a rent increase there, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Quoting Tilton, the paper said Fort Worth s Alliance Airport is one of two North Texas sites under serious... Read More »
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