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October 1, 2006
Deep and Distant Gulf of Mexico Well Holds Promise Medium- and heavy-helicopter manufacturers may get a boost if reports of a new, successful, deep and distant test oil well in the Gulf of Mexico bear out. Newer aircraft programs like AgustaWestland s AW139 (shown right) and Sikorsky s S-92... Read More »
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September 21, 2006
AgustaWestland Argues LUH Award Wasn t Best Value Two losing bidders in the U.S. Army s award of the Light Utility Helicopter contract differ on why the decision was flawed but their protests were combined into a single case by the U.S. General Accountability Office which heard arguments during... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
Werner Marty wasn t kidding when he said his EC145 had to be out of the hangar and into the air within 5 min. after the alarm. At 11:45 am on Sunday, April 30, 5 min. after the go from Swiss REGA dispatchers in Zurich, we lifted off from the pad at the Blecherette Airport, just north of this... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
Lynn Tilton isn t happy simply with the prospect of revitalizing MD Helicopters and reclaiming its share of the world s commercial and military markets and then some. She wants to lock down business and, logically then, lock out competitors by offering customers complete solutions to their... Read More »
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September 1, 2006
There s much to banter about as emergency medical service operators, crews and vendors gather for this month s Air Medical Transport Conference in Phoenix. New aircraft are entering the market or staking out market positions. Bell Helicopter s 429 GlobalRanger, for instance, is being readied for... Read More »
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August 18, 2006
In what will mark the first delivery of an MD902 Explorer to the U.S. EMS market in several years, MD Helicopters is slated to deliver one of the NOTAR aircraft to SkyFlightCare of West Chester, Pa. next month at the Air Medical Transport Conference and exhibition in Phoenix. Its aircraft will be... Read More »
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August 10, 2006
Look for Turbomeca to set up a new parts-production plant in the United States to satisfy requirements of the U.S. Armys Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) contract. Its Turbomeca USA affiliate is to provide Arriel 1E2 engines for the Eurocopter EC145s that the Army picked. Up to 352 aircraft... Read More »
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August 2, 2006
AgustaWestland has joined MD Helicopters in protesting the U.S. Armys award to EADS North America of a contract to supply as many as 352 of the Eurocopter EC145 as the services new Light Utility Helicopter (LUH). AgustaWestland, which bid a version of its AW139, filed two separate protests on July... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
R&W's Question of the Month: Was the U.S. Army right or wrong in awarding the Light Utility Helicopter contract to the EADS team? Let us know, and look for your and others' responses in a future issue. Send your comments to rotorandwing@accessintel.com. "Watch This" Tim McAdams' column rang of so... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
On my desk, I've got a small bottle of Tabasco sauce free for the asking if anyone wants it. First come, first served. I'd bought the hot sauce after I penned my April 2006 editorial, in which I questioned whether MD Helicopters stood a chance in the U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
U.S. Army Choice of EADS LUH Bid Boosts Globalization The U.S. Army's choice of a European-led team to provide its next-generation light utility helicopter is widely seen as a crucial validation of globalization in the rotorcraft industry. Two critical questions arise. First, can the Army afford... Read More »
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July 12, 2006
In the wake of a July 10 briefing by U.S. Army officials on its failed bid for the $3 billion Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) contract, MD Helicopters is weighing whether to protest the June 30 award for 322 aircraft (with options for 30 more) to a team led by EADS North America. MD head Lynn... Read More »
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July 7, 2006
The FAA in early June approved a revision to the MD902 Explorers type certificate, modifying its NOTAR tail boom to give the aircraft greater directional control authority and allow it to operate at a max gross weight of 6,500 lb. at 5,000 ft. MD Helicopters pursued the change, which involves a... Read More »
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July 6, 2006
MD Helicopters yesterday issued a new press release, revising previous comments from its acting chief executive officer, Lynn Tilton, about the U.S. Army's award of the 322-aircraft Light Utility Helicopter to a team led by European conglomerate EADSs North America unit. MD had issued a release... Read More »
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July 5, 2006
MD Helicopters, Inc. head Lynn Tilton ripped into the U.S. Armys choice of a competitor to provide 322 Light Utility Helicopters, calling its selection process seriously flawed and perfunctory at best and the contract award itself an outrageous act of disloyalty to American industry in a July 3... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
U.S. Office Faults Proposed Visa Changes Foes of proposed changes to U.S. visa rules for foreign students seeking flight training won support from a notable source--an office of the U.S. government itself. "Mindful that there are important security implications associated with this proposed rule,"... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
Bell Weighs Creating Training School In India Bell Helicopter is looking at the feasibility of setting up a training school in India, bringing in an Indian partner under a joint venture . The training school is part of its strategy to boost sales and forge links with companies in the country. "We... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
Sikorsky Taps Schweizer Again, Now to Speed Production Sikorsky Aircraft is turning to its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary to help it speed military aircraft production lines as it prepares to deliver more than 1,700 H-60 Black Hawk and Naval Hawk variants to the U.S. military alone in coming years... Read More »
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June 30, 2006
The four contractor teams vying for the U.S. Armys much-coveted contract to provide 322 Light Utility Helicopters are standing by for that services decision late today. Teams led by AgustaWestland (bidding the AW139); Bell Helicopter (the 412EP); EADS North America (Eurocopters EC145); and MD... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
A Thrill A Minute An exciting year for rotorcraft continues apace. Its start was marked by late February's Heli-Expo, which throbbed with optimism, new aircraft sales and launches, upgrades of older aircraft and engines, as well as customers on the prowl for deals. Industry officials spoke of a... Read More »
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