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April 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Attendees at Heli-Expo in Houston gathered at the Sikorsky Aircraft display area for the unveiling of the first new helicopter design since the company s 2004 acquisition of Schweizer Aircraft. The helicopter or more precisely, a scale model of it that everyone came to see... Read More »
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March 26, 2008
Look for Sikorsky Aircraft to move all S-76 production out of its Stratford, Conn. headquarters into its Keystone Helicopter subsidiary in Coatesville, Pa. The company has been streamlining production in Stratford to clear the way for a 60 percent ramp-up in H-60 Black Hawk output in the next 3-4... Read More »
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March 17, 2008
Rolls-Royce has completed assembly, test, and delivery of its first production RR300 engine, following receipt of its production certificate for the engine from the U.S. FAA. The 300-shp-class powerplant was completed at Rolls' newly-commissioned small engine assembly line in Indianapolis. It is... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
LOOK FOR MAJOR NEWS FROM Rolls-Royce today on the RR300 as well as its stalwart Model 250 engine. The engine maker (Booth 1917) has a press conference scheduled for 1 p.m. today, at which it also will release its annual helicopter engine market forecast and update attendees on improvements to the... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | ENGINES Rolls-Royce won FAA type certification of its 300-shp-class RR300 turboshaft engine in late 2007, the manufacturer revealed at Heli-Expo last month. The engine maker launched development of the RR300 in January 2006 and received the type certificate in late December. "So we were... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
The balance of the Middle East helicopter market is gradually shifting, as Russian manufacturers and Sikorsky Aircraft make significant gains in the military arena while AgustaWestland and Eurocopter get most of their new business on the fast-expanding civil market. Nowhere is this trend more... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT FELT AN APPEARANCE BY its X2 technology demonstrator at Heli-Expo today was important enough to interrupt the novel aircraft s development test program. A small development team based at subsidiary Schweizer Aircraft (designated Sikorsky s Hawk Works rapid-prototyping center of... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
THE QUESTION ON MANY MINDS IS what will Bell Helicopter do this year? For the last several years, Heli-Expo has marked turning points for Bell, with most proving less than favorable. In 2004, for instance, it launched the IFR version of the Model 427, only to cancel that a year later in favor of... Read More »
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March 1, 2008
SCHWEIZER AIRCRAFT IS OFFERING delivery positions for its newest helicopter model, the 434, and briefing Heli-Expo attendees on its plans for certification of the four-bladed, turbine-powered aircraft. In addition, the Sikorsky Aircraft (Booth 2040) subsidiary will update attendees on its X2... Read More »
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February 25, 2008
Rolls-Royce in late December won FAA type certification of its new 300-shp-class RR300, which will power Robinson Helicopter's first turbine, the five-seat R66. The manufacturer launched the RR300 program in January 2006, and so completed development, testing, and certification of the new engine... Read More »
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February 21, 2008
Elite Helicopter Services of Englewood, Colo. has added an Enstrom Helicopter 280FX to its fleet. The company, based at Centennial Airport, provides flight training, as well as sightseeing, aerial photography, and charter services with Schweizer 300Cs. It said the 280FX will allow it to expand... Read More »
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February 13, 2008
Rolls-Royce is spooling up a streamlined facility for production of Model 250 and new, 300-shp-class RR300 turboshaft at its Indianapolis site. The re-engineered production lines incorporate "lean manufacturing" principles and is set up to produce hundreds of both engine types simultaneously, said... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
When it comes to market perception of helicopter manufacturers, commercial helicopter operators still consider Bell the best of the pack. In nine key areas, commercial operators say, Bell Helicopter comes out on top in six: customer support, parts availability, technical documentation, technical... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Latin America is a term coined by the Emperor Napoleon III in 1863 when he was seeking to extend France s empire from Mexico to Chile s Cape Horn. Since then, the region has had the main characteristics of a large number of countries with geographic, cultural, political, and... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES Sikorsky Aircraft officials in mid-January still hoped to have their X2 technology demonstrator flying and ready for display at the Heli-Expo trade show at the end of February in Houston. That said, Sikorsky President Jeff Pino told Rotor & Wing his marching orders to the X2... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
China's AVIC 2 is joining Sikorsky Aircraft and Shanghai Little Eagle as a shareholder of Shanghai Sikorsky. Established in 2003, Shanghai Sikorsky's main products are Shen 2B, Shen 3A, and Shen 4T, all Schweizer Aircraft models built under license. Shanghai Sikorsky also provides support and... Read More »
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February 1, 2008
Schweizer Aircraft, together with Jeppesen, has released updated training materials. The new kits, for Schweizer 300Cs and 300CBis, update the textbook, exercise book, record folder, and syllabus for each type. Schweizer says the material complies with FAR Part 141 for private and commercial... Read More »
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January 15, 2008
Minor problems stand in the way of the first flight of Sikorsky Aircraft's X-2 Technology. That according to Sikorsky President Jeff Pino, who spoke with Rotor & Wing during last week's Assn of the U.S. Army aviation symposium near Washington. Nothing in the test program to date has raised... Read More »
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January 1, 2008
Simplex Manufacturing is committed to providing premier aviation products in the field of Fire Management, Agricultural Applications, and now Powerline Maintenance. The entire Simplex team is dedicated to providing the highest level of customer support worldwide. SMC is entering its 62nd year of... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
The last 12 months have brought changes at the top of many outfits. Most of the new bosses face familiar challenges. LAST YEAR BEGAN WITH CHANGE. As the new year dawned, a new leader was at the helm of Eurocopter, Lutz Bertling having moved over from Eurocopter Deutschland when Fabrice Bregier... Read More »
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