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February 21, 2008
The town commission of St. Michael s, Md. is considering prohibiting privately owned helicopters from landing within the town s limits, according to The Salisbury Daily Times. The proposed ordinance is in response to a town resident's recent decision to land his helicopter on his property. A... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
Maintenance Bias Regarding your recent Eye on Maintenance column, I am one of those airline mechanics ("Bristow Takes on a Big Bias," November 2007, page 58). I have been trying to get a job as a helicopter mechanic for 10 years, to no avail because I don t have any helicopter time. So I have... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
When it comes to market perception of helicopter manufacturers, commercial helicopter operators still consider Bell the best of the pack. In nine key areas, commercial operators say, Bell Helicopter comes out on top in six: customer support, parts availability, technical documentation, technical... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Latin America is a term coined by the Emperor Napoleon III in 1863 when he was seeking to extend France s empire from Mexico to Chile s Cape Horn. Since then, the region has had the main characteristics of a large number of countries with geographic, cultural, political, and... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
SERVICES Phoenix Heliparts has sold a majority interest to the helicopter parts provider Heli-Mart. The acquisition significantly expands Heli-Mart s capabilities, enabling the company to better serve MD Helicopters operators worldwide. Heli-Mart stocks a large inventory of OEM parts, and Phoenix... Read More »
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January 31, 2008
MD Helicopters recorded a profit for the fourth quarter of 2007, according to a report in the financial-trade newspaper Investment Dealers' Digest. It published on Jan. 7 an interview with Lynn Tilton, CEO of the investment firm Patriarch Partners and owner of Mesa, Ariz.-headquartered MD, quoting... Read More »
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January 2, 2008
VT Group PLC reports it has completed the acquisition of Advanced Engineering and Planning Corp., Inc. The Gaithersburg, Md. company manages life-cycle support of helicopters for U.S. Army, among other operations. The U.K.-based VT Group reportedly paid $70 million for the company. VT Group is... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
Over the last 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a reputation as an industry leader in quality rotorcraft services. Today, the company employs over 500 people at one of the finest and fastest growing facilities in the country. In 2007, Keystone added a new state of the art paint facility to... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
PUBLIC SERVICE | POLICE The Netherland s national police agency has ordered six Eurocopter EC135P2is as long-sought replacements for its fleet of BO105s. The nation s ministry of interior affairs and kingdom relations signed a contract Nov. 28 for the light, twin-engine helicopters for the Korps... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
Raising Mechanics Regarding your Eye on Maintenance column, I offer this to qualify my opinion ("Bristow Takes on a Big Bias," November 2007, page 58). Helicopters are my passion. I started receiving Rotor & Wing in 1975. I received my bachelor s degree in aviation maintenance management and my... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES MD Helicopters owner Lynn Tilton may move the manufacturer from Mesa, Ariz. if that city doesn t relent in demands for higher rent. Tilton, whose New York investment firm Patriarch Partners bought control of MD in mid-2005, told The Fort Worth Star-Telegram she d hired the... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
When it comes to replacing parts on the MD-500, Aerometals has you covered. The reason: We have over 300 PMAs for the MD-500. Recently we added the vertical stabilizer to our list of approvals, so now we manufacture the tailboom, vertical and horizontal stabilizers, landing gear, and a long list... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
Here s the scenario: Your police department has either decided to start a helicopter unit or wants to move an existing one to a new location. Let s say you find an airport or tract of land that fits the bill, both in terms of location and price. (If you re extra lucky, there s even a Starbucks and... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
The former Boundary Layer Research s strakes and fin kits have impressed operators with their performance benefits. Now the company wants to get credit for those benefits in the books. "I just don t understand how they can fly." When someone finds out that you fly, maintain, or build helicopters... 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
R&W gets an exclusive rundown on Piasecki Aircraft s latest effort to develop a compound helicopter THE PIASECKI VECTORED-THRUST DUCTED PROPELLER (VTDP) compound-helicopter demonstrator, dubbed the X-49A in May 2003, was conceived to answer a need for affordable rotary-wing performance and... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
The last 12 months have brought changes at the top of many outfits. Most of the new bosses face familiar challenges. LAST YEAR BEGAN WITH CHANGE. As the new year dawned, a new leader was at the helm of Eurocopter, Lutz Bertling having moved over from Eurocopter Deutschland when Fabrice Bregier... 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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December 1, 2007
Lynn Tilton s optimism about MD may be starting to bear fruit. AFTER A TUMULTUOUS COUPLE OF YEARS, MD HELIcopters could be on the brink of a turnaround. That, at least, is the view of some close observers and former staff of the Mesa, Ariz.-based manufacturer. The year began with MD owner Lynn... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
As it prepares to move into the turbine market, respondents to R&W s latest survey indicate, Robinson Helicopter may be the benchmark against which other manufacturers must measure their overall support of the marketplace. IT MAY COME AS NO SURPRISE THAT ROBINSON Helicopter comes out on top... Read More »
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