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May 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL/UTILITY Haverfield Corp. has AgRotor s powerline assets, including five MD Helicopters MD500s. Carroll Valley, Pa.-based Haverfield provides aerial support for electric utilities on a global scale. In addition to the MD500s, Haverfield flies a Eurocopter AS355 Twin Star. Its pilots fly... Read More »
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May 1, 2007
COMMERCIAL MD Helicopters has made it official. It has new management again. Just weeks after saying she was "very, very happy with the management team I have in place," the Mesa, Ariz. manufacturer s CEO, Lynn Tilton, has replaced top members of that team. Out as president is Chuck Vehlow, the... Read More »
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May 1, 2007
Delivering Fire I recently finished reading Ernie Stephens article concerning aerial sniper fire ("Delivering Fire," February 2007, page 66). I have some background in the area and wanted to share a few thoughts. I fly HH-60Hs for the U.S. Navy. While on cruise, we worked with U.S. Marine Corps... Read More »
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April 26, 2007
Erickson Air-Crane is broadening its horizons. The Central Point, Ore-base company is offering the expertise it has developed in managing the conversion of Sikorsky Aircraft CH-54s to its own S-64 configuration to other manufacturers needing engineering, prototyping, and production support. As... Read More »
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April 1, 2007
PUBLIC SERVICE/GOV'T AGENCIES An MD-500 chartered by the Alaska Fish and Game Dept. was charged, struck, and disabled by a full-grown, 800-lb moose March 3. It happened in the wilderness region of Gustavus, about 50 mi west of Juneau, the state capital. According to Doug Larsen, a regional... Read More »
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April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 Rolls-Royce is developing a new turboshaft engine to power Robinson Helicopter s first turbine helicopter and is discussing the application of the powerplant to the products of Enstrom Helicopter, MD Helicopters, and Schweizer Aircraft. Unveiled at Heli-Expo, the RR300 is "a major... Read More »
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April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 Helicopter manufacturers will be busy in the coming year filling orders received at the Heli-Expo 2007. Eurocopter received a total of 112 orders from providers of emergency medical, oil and gas exploration and tourism services, as well as private operators. In the oil and gas... Read More »
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April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 New management is making progress in reversing problems of an MD Helicopters that was "20 years broken," but it will take years to complete that process, according the manufacturer s CEO. "This is a company that s 20 years broken," said Lynn Tilton, whose New York investment firm... Read More »
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March 26, 2007
MD Helicopters has made it official. It has new management again. Just weeks after saying she was "very, very happy with the management team I have in place," the Mesa, Ariz. manufacturer s CEO, Lynn Tilton, has replaced top members of that team. Out as president is Chuck Vehlow, the Boeing... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
South Korea s army reportedly plans to launch a $5-billion-plus program to develop and procure about 270 advanced attack helicopters next year. That initiative follows the launch in late 2005 of the Korean Helicopter Program to develop and buy 245 utility helicopters with an industry team led by... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO HAS GROWN APACE with the industry it represents. Just as operators and manufacturers are hard-pressed to field helicopters to meet all the demand before them, visitors to the annual gathering s exhibit hall can barely find the time to see all the displays and products of interest. To... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
IF THERE S A DOWNTURN IN THE OFFING, IT S HARD TO find someone who has a hint of it. As many of us packed our bags and prepared to wade into the hubbub of this year s Heli-Expo in Orlando, Rotor & Wing surveyed the industry on the promises and pitfalls that 2007 and beyond may hold. Normally a... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
LYNN TILTON IS NOT AFRAID TO ADMIT A MISTAKE. "I make mistakes all the time," said the head of the New York distressed-debt investment firm, which since mid-2005 has been the owner of MD Helicopters. That is in part the nature of her job, she said: She owns 70 different companies, 50 of them with... Read More »
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February 15, 2007
MD Helicopters has added a second, single-engine helicopter production line at its Mesa, Ariz. plant. The company typically is set up for two production lines: one for its single-engine aircraft and the other for the twin-engine MD900-series/Explorer. It has now set up the second line to handle... Read More »
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February 1, 2007
Given the U.S. renewed fight for Baghdad, do helicopters have a role in urban warfare? Let us know, and look for your and others responses in a future issue. Contact us at rotorandwing@accessintel.com or Rotor & Wing, 4 Choke Cherry Road, Second Floor, Rockville, MD... Read More »
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February 1, 2007
Is There No End In Sight? No, there isn t. At least according to Lynn Tilton. The helicopter industry is in the midst of unprecedented demand for its goods and services nearly across the board just about everybody agrees on that. But as the helicopter industry prepares for its biggest annual... Read More »
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January 31, 2007
MD Helicopters newest distributor, Action Aviation, has ordered 30 of the manufacturer s aircraft to meet anticipated demand. At the Middle East Business Aviation exhibition under way in Dubai, Action said it had sold three new MD Explorers to Middle East customers in the two months since it was... Read More »
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January 24, 2007
Recent rumors that MD Helicopters was on the block, since denied by MD owner and Wall Street investor Lynn Tilton, raised a question. Tilton said Sikorsky Aircraft, AgustaWestland, and Eurocopter parent EADS all expressed interest in MD. What might they buy if Tilton were selling (which she... Read More »
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January 16, 2007
MD Helicopters has talked to both Sikorsky Aircraft and AgustaWestland about a sale and other possible relationships, but don t expect the Mesa, Ariz.-based manufacturer to change hands any time soon. MD Chairman Lynn Tilton, who bought control of the company in mid-2005 and has put millions into... Read More »
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January 1, 2007
R&W s Question of the Month What do you think of the U.S. Air Force s choice of the Chinook as its next-generation combat search-and-rescue helicopter? Let us know, and look for your and others responses in a future issue. You ll find contact information at the bottom of the page. Is the West at... Read More »
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