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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 »
December 1, 2008
A AAR Corp., 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; E-mail:; Web:; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039 Acadian Composites LLC, 301 W. Pont Des Mouton Road, Lafayette, LA 70507; E-mail:; Web:; Phone... Read More »
December 1, 2009
A A&P Hydraulics, 9283 Industrial Blvd., Leland, NC 28451; Email:; Web:; Phone: 910-371-1151 AAR Corp, 1100 North Wood Dale Road, Wood Dale, IL 60191; Email: paul.oppenheim@; Web:; Phone: 630-227-2000; Fax: 630-227-2039... Read More »
February 1, 2006
Vendors to Line Up for Slice of USMC Heavy-Lift Pie Sikorsky is focused on nailing down by June its strategy for choosing key subcontractors to build a new U.S. Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter, having secured contracts for that potential $18.8-billion aircraft development and production... Read More »
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 »
December 1, 2005
In March to Efficiency, Sikorsky Buys Keystone and CTI Sikorsky Aircraft is looking for buyout candidate that can help it streamline military aircraft production in the same way it hopes to boost the efficiency of its commercial aircraft lines with the acquisition of Keystone Ranger Holdings... Read More »
November 1, 2005
CIVIL European Helo Group Names New Chief The European Helicopter Assn. new chairman is focused on strengthening relationships among operators in the group's 15 member nations and developing a collective voice on regulatory matters affecting rotorcraft. Vittorio Morassi, president and managing... Read More »
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 »
December 1, 2011
In an effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories in the helicopter industry that we cover each year, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of more than 300 items published from January to November 2011. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the print... Read More »
February 1, 2005
Nations Marshal Rotorcraft to Aid Tsunami Victims Helicopters from around the world rallied to the aid of the millions injured and displaced by tidal waves triggered by the Dec. 26, 2004 undersea earthquake off the northwestern coast of Sumatra. The waves killed more than 150,000 around the Indian... Read More »
December 1, 2006
Steel, aircraft, the right pilots, and certain equipment such as night-vision systems have all posed challenges to operators striving to meet high customer demand. 2006 PROVED TO BE A YEAR PACKED WITH ACTION ON THE BATTLEFRONT, IN OPERATIONS, sales campaigns, and regulatory debates, and on... Read More »
April 1, 2006
Calling MD Supply Chain a Shambles, New Owner Vows to Rebuild Whatever Lynn Tilton invested to get control of MD Helicopters--and the sum could be growing by the month--she certainly got more than she bargained for. After she bought MD in July 2005, the head of the New York distressed-debt... Read More »
January 1, 2006
MILITARY Elbit To Upgrade Bulgarian Helicopters Elbit Systems Ltd. will upgrade 12 Mi-24 combat helicopters and six Mi-17 transport helicopters for the Bulgarian Ministry of Defense under a 57.3 million ($67.2 million) contract. The upgrade is to take the Bulgarian helicopters up to NATO... Read More »
March 1, 2006
'Revitalization Project' Aims to Boost Military Helo Safety, Survivability A new U.S. rotorcraft industry task force is seeking measures to improve the survivability of helicopters in combat in the near term and increase the safety and reliability of all helicopters in the long term. Dubbed the... Read More »
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 »
December 1, 2006
Chinook Tops EH101, S-92 in CSAR-X Race In the end, it may have been a matter of who could field the aircraft fastest. In a move that generally shocked the rotorcraft world, at least in North America, U.S. Air Force officials on Nov. 9 chose Boeing s CH-47 as the basis for their next-generation... Read More »
May 1, 2006
MD Helicopters chief Lynn Tilton takes on the rotorcraft industry's traditions of supply chain management--and Rotor & Wing's coverage of her efforts--in a sitdown at Quad A. The chairman and acting CEO of MD Helicopters, Lynn Tilton, took issue with the editorial and an accompanying Rotorcraft... Read More »
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 »
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 »
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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