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August 1, 2007
Correction Our story on future rotorcraft powerplants included a discussion of Fischer-Tropsch fuels drawn largely from a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency fact sheet ("More Efficient, More Sources," May 2007, page 34). Through an editing error, the attribution to the EPA was deleted, leaving... 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
TRADITIONALLY, WE TELL YOU WHAT we ve placed on the monthly issue s cover in a sentence or two on our Table of Contents page. That would have been a challenge this month, since our cover is made up of a selection of 49 covers that have appeared on Rotor & Wing since it went into business with the... 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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August 1, 2007
IT S NOT HARD TO ISOLATE THE BIG BUSINESS OR political events that have steered the course of the rotorcraft industry in the 40 years since Rotor & Wing first appeared. Just about anyone you ask will point first to the war in Vietnam some to that waged by France, most to the U.S. operations as... Read More »
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July 17, 2007
MD Helicopters may move its business out of Mesa, Ariz. due to an increase in its lease at Falcon Field Airport there, according to The Arizona Republic. Company officials said they would like MD to remain in Mesa. But they say the market value of its facility has increased more than 100 percent... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL Aeromedical operator Air Methods has signed a contract with engine maker Pratt & Whitney Canada, expanding the scope of their maintenance relationship. The contract calls for Pratt Canada to maintain the engines on all of Air Methods helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft for five years... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
Microwave Radio Communications has appointed Bob Otten director of business development for the U.S. government market. Silver State Helicopters has named David Oglesbee as vice president of special operations. He formerly was vice president of sales for MD Helicopters. Silver State also named... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
The Hueys and crews of Space Gateway Support provide security and logistics for America s human and robotic space venturers tasks that have been transformed in the post-September 11, 2001 world. ON THE MORNING OF MAY 22, THE PHONE rang in an old hangar at Patrick AFB, about 10 nm south of Cape... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
Seeking out the bad guys with today s innovations makes this year s Airborne Law Enforcement Association a must-attend meeting. FINDING WAYS TO KEEP AIRBORNE law enforcement capabilities a step or two ahead of the bad guys that are cost-efficient, politically palatable, and truly effective in the... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
PRODUCTS/AIRFRAMES MD Helicopters reports its 11th and 12th aircraft deliveries this year, an MD-902 in the United States and an MD-600N to a Brazilian operator. The MD-902 Explorer went to Cox Air Care, an emergency medical service operator in the Ozarks Region of southeastern Missouri and... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
Overloaded or Underpowered? Ernie Stephens nailed it ("Overloaded or Underpowered?," May 2007, page 58). The moral of the story is definitely, "Overloaded." It reminds me of the city of Los Angeles request for proposals years ago for an airborne command post to coordinate operations during a... Read More »
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June 8, 2007
MD Helicopters has delivered an MD-902 Explorer to Cox Air Care, a major emergency medical services operator in the Ozarks region of southeastern Missouri and northern Arkansas. The helicopter is equipped with a helicopter terrain avoidance and warning (HTAWS) sensors, health and usage monitoring... Read More »
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June 1, 2007
Correction We said the U.S. Navy threatened to cancel a major contract unless Sikorsky Aircraft fixed production and quality problems ("The Challenge of Lean," April 2007, page 20). That was incorrect. In November 2006, the U.S. Defense Contract Management Agency issued Sikorsky a Level 3... Read More »
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June 1, 2007
WHETHER YOU RE A PILOT, a tactical flight officer, crew chief or medical professional, your first day of training included how to conduct a preflight. The Pilot Operating Handbook tells you what to push, pull, jiggle, and look over, while the Mission Equipment Checklist gives reminders on how to... Read More »
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June 1, 2007
SERVICES/MAINTENANCE Erickson Air-Crane is broadening its horizons. The Central Point, Ore-based company is offering its expertise developed in managing conversion of Sikorsky Aircraft CH-54s to its own S-64 configuration to manufacturers needing engineering, prototyping, and production support... 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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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
COMMERCIAL MD Helicopters head, Lynn Tilton, is decrying "an industry rumor mill that works overtime to turn positives into negatives." In one of MD s latest public statements, the Mesa, Ariz. manufacturer on May 2 issued a press release quoting Tilton as saying MD has achieved its primary goal... Read More »
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May 3, 2007
MD Helicopters is decrying an industry rumor mill that works overtime to turn positives into negatives. In MD s latest press release, the Mesa, Ariz. manufacturer, Chairman and CEO Lynn Tilton said, Our quiet focus on the execution of strategies has unfortunately been twisted into hidden... Read More »
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