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April 1, 2005
Latin America's helicopter industry is diverse, bureaucratically challenged and expensive. But the region is a growing market for those willing to take advantage of strengthening economies. First off, the good news. The Latin American helicopter industry is growing steadily and is expected to... 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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March 1, 2005
The US101 offered by Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland and Bell could fulfill requirements for a new U.S. presidential helicopter at lower costs and less risk than the VH-92 proposed by Sikorsky and its partners, top Navy officials decided. VXX Choice: Fielded Faster, With Less Risk It wasn't the... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
Our First Female Pilot LET'S RUN DOWN A FEW KNOWN firsts. Paul Cornu made the first free flight in a rotorcraft. Capt. James Green was the first downed pilot to be rescued by a helicopter and Hanna Reitsch was the first female helicopter pilot. But while chatting with some flying friends, a... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
How to Pick a New Aircraft I'm writing in response to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency ordering the Eurocopter EC120 and the Bell 430 for border-patrol missions ("Eurocopter, Bell Bag Border Patrol Orders," November 2004, p.8). Once again, this story provides the readers with a... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
High Interest, Weak Dollar Boost Trainers WHEN INDUSTRY ANALYST DAVE Lawrence first saw the third quarter U.S. commercial helicopter shipment statistics reported by the Aerospace Industries Assn. in early November 2004, he had to do a double take. "Something strange is happening with... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
A Breakthrough Year? Will 2005 be a breakthrough year for rotorcraft? Venturing such an upbeat forecast, as we would by answering that in the affirmative, is always a dicey proposition. Many a bar bet is won and laughs of ridicule shared at year's end by comparing to reality the bold predictions... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
European and U.S. helicopter makers came to December's show in part to test the waters of Middle East markets. Companies ranging from Eurocopter and AgustaWestland to specialists like U.K.-based Jewers Specialist Doors for hangars and Powervamp, which produces ground power units, attended... Read More »
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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 »
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February 1, 2005
OUTLOOK: BRIGHT BUT BUMPY All indications are 2004 was a banner year, and that the good times should continue this year despite the challenges ahead AS THE ROTORCRAFT INDUSTRY GATHERS IN Anaheim, Calif. this month for the Helicopter Assn. International's Heli-Expo 2005, prospects are bright for... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
The World Leader in Rotor Blade Repair Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI) has spent 30-plus years specializing in metal and composite rotor blade repair, building a worldwide reputation for mission-critical quality and service among OEMs and customers. The company is qualified to handle... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
A Quarter Century of Engineering Excellence Over 25 years ago, Heli-Dyne Systems was founded to provide helicopter owners/operators with the same high quality of modification and completion services offered for fixed-wing aircraft. Since then, HDS has performed more than 600 major helicopter... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
Accessories for Firefighting, Ag-Spraying and Oil-Spill Response For the most complete line of high- quality helicopter firefighting mission equipment, customers around the world turn to Simplex. Tradition of Quality It's been that way for more than 58 years, and generations of operators have... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
MILITARY Military Rotorcraft Production on the Rise Nearly 5,500 military aircraft worth about $84 billion will be built or undergo major upgrades over the next decade, Forecast International says in a new study. The Newton, Conn.-based market aerospace and defense analysis firm estimates that... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
Bell/Agusta Delivers AB139 to Aga Khan, Wins Irish Order Bell/Agusta Aerospace Co. delivered the first of four AB139s to the Aga Khan Development Network, which will use them to support construction and operation of three campuses of an international university in the mountains of South and... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
Ground School Tailored to Helo License Dragon Helicopters has won approval from the United Kingdom's CAA for a ground school that is tailored for a commercial pilot (helicopter) license and uses distance-learning techniques to slash the time that a student must spend in a classroom. Students have... Read More »
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December 1, 2004
Change Behind, Change Ahead December brings to a close a tumultuous year for the rotorcraft industry. It began with cancellation of the U.S. Army's long-delayed, multi-billion-dollar RAH-66 Comanche armed reconnaissance and scout helicopter. Then, combat losses in Iraq highlighted the defensive... Read More »
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December 1, 2004
Warning--heavy duty stuff As Schweizer's report from Farnborough, I would like to enclose the attached photo to show the steps we had to take to keep the hoards away from our Schweizer 300CBi. We had a small stand and felt quite tiny compared to the "big boys" but with at least two sales linked to... Read More »
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November 1, 2004
Focus on EMS EMS: Confronting Safety Challenges Perfecting Autorotations News from the Field and the Factories NEWS BRIEFS CAE SimuFlite Eyes Northeast Site CAE SimuFlite plans to open a new training center in New Jersey to serve the large market of business-aviation operators in the Northeast... Read More »
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October 1, 2004
It doesn't take a moment or two for anyone in the helicopter industry to know that our business is, and has been for many decades, one of the true "multi-national" businesses. We all know that most countries around the world follow the same standards for the design and construction standards of... Read More »
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