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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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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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October 1, 2004
We are approaching the end of what may come to be known as a year of transformation for the helicopter industry. The year opened with Eurocopter laying the physical and political foundation for its pursuit of more U.S. sales with construction of an assembly facility in Mississippi, home of two... Read More »
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October 1, 2004
Sikorsky Aircraft, built on the 100-year-old dreams of one pioneering man, is turning to a company created by a family of aviation pioneers to help it prosper in the 21st century. The Stratford, Conn. unit of United Technologies Corp. expects by now to be starting the process of integrating... 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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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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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
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
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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May 1, 2004
Some tips for avoiding the agony of finding out, when you sell your helicopter, just how much it really cost you. About a year ago I wrote a column on Buying in a buyer's market. Now, we will look at the flip side. I still hold to my prediction of last year that the buyer's market would be lasting... 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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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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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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April 1, 2004
Having yielded the training market to Robinson and Schweizer, Enstrom is now weighing a new model to get into the mix. Mention helicopter trainers and The talk eventually turns to Robinsons and Schweizers. Frank Robinson kick-started the initial training market with the R22, the operating costs of... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
Retirements of Vietnam-era pilots and growing acceptance of civilian training among employers are creating new job opportunities for helicopter pilots. Things are looking up for flight training in the United States. Flight school operators from California and Colorado to Connecticut and Florida... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
A new foundation is partnering with Schweizer Aircraft to make it easier for flight schools to acquire aircraft and for students to use them. A nonprofit foundation set up to promote flying careers by offering financing to student pilots is spreading its wings to cover rotorcraft-and Schweizer... Read More »
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April 1, 2004
By August, AgustaWestland plans to start final production in the United States of Agusta A119 Koala helicopters in a move intended to "put us closer to our customers," said Agusta Aerospace Corp.'s President and CEO, Robert J. Budica. Company officials broke ground March 2 on a new production... Read More »
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