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October 1, 2005
The U.S. Marine Corps needs a new heavy-lift capability and is convinced an upgrade of the CH-53 is its best bet. U.S. Marine Corp officials are anticipating a Defense Dept. decision this month or next that would clear them to contract with Sikorsky Aircraft to develop and demonstration a... Read More »
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October 1, 2005
Unprecedented Helicopter Force Takes Field in Katrina's Wake Hurricane Katrina destroyed, and helicopters by the score swept in behind her to save and bring succor. In the wake of that devastating Aug. 29 maelstrom and the flooding that followed it, helicopter owners and operators of every size... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
Whose MH-53Es? Your item on an MH-53E unit being readied for a combat theater states the unit, Helicopter Support Sqdn. Four (HC-4), is a U.S. Marine Corps squadron ("Saved From Extinction, USMC's MH-53E Squadron Gets New Mission," August 2005, page 19). It is, in fact, a U.S. Navy squadron... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
For one student, seeds planted by the sight of helicopters on television flowered into a fledgling career as a pilot in Australia--with an embarrassing start. I blame television. Growing up in the late 1970S and early `80s exposed me to all kinds of junk that proved simply too formative to ever... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
A preview of this year's show. New market opportunities with military agencies are generating great interest in the helicopter industry, so much so that organizers of Helitech have included--for the first time--a conference on the subject in the program for the biennial, all-rotorcraft U.K. trade... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
Bell Beats Boeing, Aims for ARH Deliveries Next Year Bell Helicopter plans to start delivering Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter to the U.S. Army starting next year. The U.S. Army picked Bell in late July to build its next-generation armed reconnaissance and scout helicopter. Plans call for the... Read More »
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August 1, 2005
Letters to the Pylet By Sgt. Ernie Stephens THAT'S RIGHT, "PYLET." AT LEAST that's the way a local fourth-grade student spelled it in one of the hundreds of letters I found while digging through the firetrap that is my desk. Every year right around spring time, my unit receives a flurry of... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
The Real Future of Flight Looking back over the last month, you could see how someone might be enticed into a rosy view of rotorcraft's future. Since our June 2005 issue questioned how the U.S. helicopter industry could survive on a starvation diet of research and development funding and... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
New Rolls-Royce Engine Aimed At Light Trainers Rolls-Royce is developing a 300-shp. engine for the light civil helicopter trainer market. Scott Crislip, president of Rolls-Royce Helicopter and Small Gas Turbine Engines, said the RR300 would be a derivative of the Model 250, an engine that started... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
Phoenix's Air Support Unit chases criminals, quenches fires and rescues the distressed from nearby mountains with its fleet of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft. Since 1973, the Phoenix Police Dept.'s Air Support Unit has been backing up earthbound patrol officers, dousing fires across the... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
Sikorsky Vows to Break `Pure Helicopter' Sound Barrier Sikorsky is challenging the conventional thinking that a rotorcraft cannot be built to exceed 200-kt. cruise speed without sacrificing the abilities that make a helicopter unique and valuable. "Today's top cruise speeds of 150-170 kt. are only... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
Whether the Paris Air Show is of huge value or a dead waste of time and money depends on whom you ask. In 1908, The Frenchman Gustave Rives was holding his second Paris Motor Show in the Grand Palais, just off the Champs Elysees. As an added attraction, he decided to add some of the marvelous new... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
Helicopters as Commodities? One of the more intriguing comments made about the U.S. presidential helicopter decision is that the choice of airframe didn't really matter because helicopters have become commoditized and only exist to carry around their high-tech systems payloads. Another said the... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
Lifesaving training, new technology and support gear are adding to the safety of offshore operations. The energy industry and its offshore helicopter operators have, over the last few years, quietly enhanced their emergency training programs, as well as retrofitted their helicopters with various... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
Kaman Getting K-MAX Pilots Ready For Fire Season With a relatively dry winter in the northwestern United States, firefighting companies are gearing up for a bad fire season. Kaman Aerospace Corp. doesn't specifically train pilots for fighting fires, but it does train them to transition to the... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
The U.S. Army's soon-to-be-decided competitions for new reconnaissance and light utility helicopters could tip the balance of market share among manufacturers. The U.S. Army's solicitation for a new armed reconnaissance helicopter is concise and simple. The Army "seeks to acquire and field an ARH... Read More »
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May 1, 2005
July Conference to Target Civil Use of NVGs The Assn. of Air Medical Services is working with operators, federal regulators and safety investigators, aircraft makers and equipment vendors to organize a one-day conference in July on avoiding pitfalls in the operational introduction of night-vision... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
With the demands of combat and stiff competition for budget dollars, U.S. military leaders are insisting on less time-intensive and costly means of keeping rotorcraft flying. U.S. military leaders love their rotorcraft. During combat operations in Southwest Asia over the last three years and in... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
February's annual HAI gathering in California was a busy and productive event for operators and suppliers alike. Here's a rundown of some highlights. Airframes Talk of New Aircraft, Government Help A new species of eagle is soaring through the skies. She is the Global Eagle, the newest upgrade for... Read More »
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April 1, 2005
Dutch National Police Cancellation Digs Deeper Hole for MD Is the Dutch national police's cancellation of a contract for seven MD902s the final nail in MD Helicopters' coffin? The Netherlands interior minister on March 1 canceled the National Police Services Agency's contract for the helicopters... Read More »
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