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December 1, 2012
2012 turned out to be a far more interesting year than many of us expected it to be in terms of new products and new uses or iterations of existing products. This article began with a simple concept to provide an overview of all the products and services that industry vendors believed in strongly... Read More »
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December 1, 2012
Industry leader Tech-Tool Plastics offers a full line of replacement windshields and windows for the Schweizer 269, 300 and TH55A light helicopter family. New clear or tinted panels enable pilots to see wide vistas with no distractions. Tech Tool fabricates outstanding products to provide great... Read More »
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October 26, 2012
Denver-based Colorado Heli-Ops has expanded its office by moving across the runway at Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (KBJC). The more than 1,000-square-foot addition gives Colorado Heli-Ops room for classrooms, flight training devices and offices. The company s utility division also underwent... Read More »
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October 9, 2012
Australasia s first Robinson R66 in flight over Sydney. Imported by Heliflite, the region s longest-serving R66 distributor. Australia s helicopter industry is set to have its first representative body since the collapse in 2008 of the former Helicopter Association of Australasia... Read More »
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October 1, 2012
Solar-Powered Heliport Lighting System Supports Night Landing and Lift-Off Avlite Systems solar-powered heliport lighting for emergency, temporary or permanent helipads and helidecks offers helicopter crews a safer place to lift-off and land during night flights or in low-visibility conditions... Read More »
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August 1, 2012
Aeromega G-RALA Robinson R44, which the author trains in. There is and will always be room and need for qualified and experienced pilots and crews to fill the parapublic, corporate or offshore roles. Why one may ask, is this assured in the current economic climate? There... Read More »
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July 1, 2012
Garmin G1000H and NVG Modifications from Aero Dynamix Aero Dynamix, Inc. is an industry leader and principle innovator of integrated Night Vision Imaging System (NVIS) solutions for commercial and military aircraft. ADI is a full-line distributor and certified repair station for Garmin Avionics... Read More »
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June 26, 2012
With the traditional festival of flight that is usually encapsulated by Farnborough Airshow (alternating in the odd years with Le Bourget in Paris), the outlook for military rotorcraft orders from Europe is not good. For those who still do not wish to believe that the good times of defense... Read More »
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February 11, 2012
Summit Aviation (Booth 8151), a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, has announced a long-term agreement with Sikorsky Global Helicopters to manufacture, assemble and test transmissions for new production Schweizer 300C aircraft and aftermarket support. The agreement is valued at approximately $5 million... Read More »
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December 14, 2011
AgustaWestland has received an order from Bel Air of Denmark for two AW189s. The helicopters will be in the North Sea for offshore oil and gas transport. Bel Air s fleet includes AW139s, Eurocopter EC120s and Schweizer Hughes 300s. More: AgustaWestland Uncovers AW189; Targets Offshore and SAR... Read More »
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August 1, 2011
Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding. Sikorsky appears to have created its own solution witnessed by the X2/S-97... Read More »
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July 1, 2011
The board of directors of AgustaWestland has appointed Bruno Spagnolini (L) as CEO. He succeeds Giuseppe Orsi, who has taken over as CEO of parent company Finmeccanica. Spagnolini has served as chief operating officer since 2007, and was previously CEO of Agusta S.p.A. The board also named Giorgio... Read More »
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February 1, 2011
Single Parent In the Carson Helicopters S-61 case (see Hersman: Public Use Aviation s Orphan, January 2011 Rotorcraft Report, page 10), you have a certified operator operating a type-certificated aircraft contracted to a government entity, so it isn t a true orphan, just a single parent. The... Read More »
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January 12, 2011
Progress continues on Sikorsky s Project Firefly. While the manufacturer has not released a timetable for the test program, the modified Schweizer S-300C is nearing its first flight, according to reports. Project Firefly was unveiled at this year s Oshkosh AirVenture. But this is no ordinary S-300... Read More »
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December 1, 2010
Mesa, Ariz.-based MD Helicopters is helping promote the 40th anniversary of the Wichita PD s Air Section, which flies an MD500E. The unit has tallied more than 50,000 hours of service since 1970, currently averaging up to 1,000 flight hours per year. Full-time staff includes Lt. Paul Shields... Read More »
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December 1, 2010
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 600 items published from January to early November 2010. These news stories, features and product announcements ran in the pages of the... Read More »
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November 24, 2010
Members of the Schweizer family are suing Sikorsky Aircraft, claiming the manufacturer did not live up to the terms of its 2004 acquisition of Big Flats, N.Y.-based Schweizer Aircraft. For related... Read More »
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September 20, 2010
Is this a new opportunity to pick up a great deal, or is it an all new way to get rid of your excess inventory that is taking up valuable cash and shelf space? Last week, a new company called Aviation-Auctions.com also went live with their first online auction, following the launch of the new... Read More »
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September 1, 2010
By Thierry Dubois Fly-by-wire controls on civil turbine helicopters may be in the offing at last, as all major manufacturers Sikorsky, Bell, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland have some sort of research and development (R&D) work under way to have such technology certified, although they hardly admit... Read More »
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September 1, 2010
FAA has approved Bristow Academy s Part 141 night vision goggle (NVG) training program. Training will begin at Bristow s facility in Titusville, Fla. using five Bell 206-B3s, with approval for six Schweizer 300Cbi helicopters to follow. The Bristow Group subsidiary has a staff of 20 NVG-qualified... Read More »
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