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October 1, 2004
Australia Picks NH90 for AIR 9000 program Australia has ordered 12 NH90 helicopters for the Australian Army as part of its AIR 9000 program, increasing the total order book to 357. The helicopters have been designated the NH 90 and will be marinized to operate from the Royal Australian Navy's... Read More »
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September 1, 2004
Two competitions making headlines at Farnborough raised pointed questions about the future of the U.S. rotorcraft industry. The main event at the biennial gathering was the fight between Airbus and Boeing to be the main provider of next-generation airlines. (What, you wonder, does this have to do... Read More »
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September 1, 2004
Purists become realists in quest to understand helicopter dynamics. Dr. Inderjit Chopra, Ph.D., has spent 30 years of his professional life trying to understand helicopter dynamics and how they affect vibration and noise. He's nowhere near finished. "We can predict helicopter vibration with 50... Read More »
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September 1, 2004
At precisely 17:33:27, GMT, June 21, 2004, a bright orange MD-500E landed at its home airfield of Shoreham, West Sussex, on the south coast of England. It had just returned from a blazing circumnaviagtion of the globe, having departed eastbound from Shoreham only 17.6 days earlier. This epic... Read More »
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August 1, 2004
Helicopter manufacturers are scrambling to tap into the growing market for UAVs; However, they face formidable challenges. Here's what you need to know to prosper in the 21st century. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are one of the hottest topics in defense circles--and for good reason. They... Read More »
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August 1, 2004
Pentagon Approves CH-53X The Pentagon's Joint Requirements Oversight Council formally approved the CH-53X heavy-lift helicopter in July, paving the way for aircraft development early next year. The Defense Acquisition Board will review the program in December, with the Marine Corps anticipating... Read More »
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July 1, 2004
Although not considered the major showcase for helicopters, this air show will still see the industry well represented. Without a doubt, Farnborough is THE major air show for the international aerospace industry for any given even numbered year. It is not, however, THE major show for the world s... Read More »
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July 1, 2004
In times of tight budgets, buying and maintaining a multi-million-dollar law enforcement helicopter requires strong justification and creative thinking. By Sgt. Ernie Stephens Chief Pilot, Prince George s County (Md.) Police Department. About a year ago, the THEN-head of my agency ordered that... Read More »
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July 1, 2004
Finmeccanica Acquires GKN s AgustaWestland Stake GKN has divested itself of its 50-percent share of AgustaWestland, selling out to Italy s Finmeccanica. The agreement would make AgustaWestland a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica by year s end and could be worth $1.9 billion (Eurowatch, pg... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
Improved sensors and integrated night vision systems show helicopter crews a clearer, bigger picture after dark From the 24-hr. battlefield to tense homeland security missions, helicopter night vision systems are essential warfighting and surveillance tools. Advanced image intensifiers, thermal... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
Former U.S. Marine Gen. Terry Dake, Bell Helicopter's senior vice president for U.S. Government and International Military Programs, will retire from Bell at the end of July. Dake joined Bell in October 2000 after retiring from the Marine Corps as assistant commandant. Dake served 34 years in the... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
The development and use of helicopter simulators and training aids is advancing despite regulatory chaos. At SKY Helicopters in Garland, Texas, owner Ken Pyatt charges $255 an hour dual to rent his Robinson R22 for instrument training. It's not an unreasonable price compared to what other flight... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
USMC Seeks Eagle Eye UAV The U.S. Marine Corps is interested in procuring Bell Helicopter's Eagle Eye unmanned aerial vehicle tilt-rotor because that aircraft has the speed necessary to keep pace with the MV-22 Osprey, according to its deputy commandant for aviation, Lt. Gen. Michael Hough. "We... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
Steve Townes equates industry consolidation to a barroom fight. His Ranger Aerospace firm has bulked up with Keystone Helicopter. Now, he says, get ready to rumble. Chat with Keystone Helicopter Corp.'s top managers in their headquarters office's wood-paneled first-floor conference room for 20... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
Another helicopter flight training school, High Desert Helicopters, opened in Utah last month. The company took delivery of its first Schweizer 300C in May, with a second 300C delivery slated for July. High Desert Helicopters currently has six students, but expects to increase its enrollment... Read More »
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June 1, 2004
From engine filters and vibration dampeners to computer aids for avoiding collisions and friendly fire, new technology is helping helicopter crews do more and do it safely. Our editors highlight some of the best examples. Tracking an Asymmetric Advantage It has become common in military circles... Read More »
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May 1, 2004
Global Helicopter Technology and DynCorp International have received their long awaited STC for the Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6-67D engine to upgrade the UH-1H. The STC was issued in March, allowing the PT6 to be the first non-Honeywell T53 engine upgrade to go on the aircraft. Additional... Read More »
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May 1, 2004
With two new procurement programs set to begin and money being parceled out more evenly, the helicopter industry is optimistic about its future with the Army. When the Army scrapped Comanche last February, there was much hand-wringing and gnashing of teeth. Everybody lamented the demise of the... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
This should be a busy year for the Bell Helicopter Training Academy. In addition to upgrading some flight training devices and meeting the steady demand for its night-vision goggles training, the academy is relocating from Hurst, Texas to Alliance Airport in Fort Worth and developing new "virtual... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
The U.S. Army has a new aviation modernization plan: It's back to the future. Indeed, the RAH-66 Comanche is gone, but the AH-64 Apache is very much alive. Ditto the CH-47 Chinook and the UH-60 Black Hawk. And we may not have seen the last of the UH-1 Huey. That old bird may yet have new life... Read More »
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