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June 1, 2006
Insurance Tumult Means Consumer Gains, Problems for Safety Initiatives Insurance companies will soon be fighting for helicopter operators' business, driving premiums down and pumping more underwriting dollars into the market, according a top aviation insurance broker. Larry Mattiello, president of... Read More »
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April 1, 2006
With the first MH-60Rs delivered and the first MH-60S unit stood up, the U.S. Navy is advancing on its goal of simplifying rotary-wing operations by relying on those two platforms. Look for the U.S. Navy's Helicopter Anti-Submarine Sqdn. Light 41 (HSL-41) and you may find its Web site, but not... Read More »
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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 »
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February 1, 2006
At the helicopter industry's premier event, manufacturers and vendors parade their newest and best. Here's a sampling of what's on the convention center floor. As the premier gathering of the helicopter industry, Heli-Expo is a showcase for companies offering their products and services to... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
Ever-Expanding Line of Helicopter Mission Equipment 60 Years of Excellence Now entering our 60th year of business, generations of operators have expanded their fleet utilization with our well designed, high-quality, and easily maintained equipment. Simplex designs and manufactures a range of... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
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 700 major helicopter... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
World Leader in Rotor Blade Repair For more than 30 years, Composite Technology, Inc. (CTI) has specialized in the repair of both metal and composite rotor blades, building a worldwide network focused on turn-around time and performing only OEM-approved repairs. Our recent merger with Sikorsky... Read More »
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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 »
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November 1, 2005
New visual and actuator systems are blurring the line between up there and down here while keeping costs down to earth. AL PALMER, DIRECTOR OF FLIGHT operations for the University of North Dakota, is so impressed with his new Frasca 342 flight training device (FTD) that he's requesting a big... Read More »
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November 1, 2005
As operators seek better, more detailed training, manufacturers are aiming to field cost-effective tools to help them do that. IF MONEY WERE NO ISSUE IN HELICOPTER TRAINING, student pilots would be thoroughly trained in full-motion simulators. They would be run through every possible flight... Read More »
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October 1, 2005
It will take 20 years to develop the technology needed for a new, efficient heavy-lift helicopter. The U.S. Army-led Joint Heavy Lift initiative is the latest effort to get that done. By 2008, the U.S. Army plans to field the first light, highly mobile combat brigade equipped with Future Combat... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
A preview of this year's show. New market opportunities with military agencies are generating great interest in the helicopter industry, so much so that organizers of Helitech have included--for the first time--a conference on the subject in the program for the biennial, all-rotorcraft U.K. trade... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
In offshore operations, the EMS community and now an international confab, helicopter leaders are pushing for new standards for safety and training. If all goes as planned, a meeting will convene late this month that could transform rotorcraft safety. At the behest of the American Helicopter... Read More »
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September 1, 2005
Eurocopter Offers Training On Night Urban Flying The American Eurocopter Training Center is offering a course on Night Urban Flying and Emergencies. The new course is part of the center's night-vision goggle (NVG) initial and recurrent training package, for which it received FAA Part 141... Read More »
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August 1, 2005
Altair Avionics is increasing its engine monitoring capabilities to improve maintenance procedures while reducing costs. IN 2002, PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA PURCHASED Altair Avionics, an engine monitoring and diagnostic company based in Norwood, Conn., as part of PWC's Service Centre Network strategic... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
The Real Future of Flight Looking back over the last month, you could see how someone might be enticed into a rosy view of rotorcraft's future. Since our June 2005 issue questioned how the U.S. helicopter industry could survive on a starvation diet of research and development funding and... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
New Rolls-Royce Engine Aimed At Light Trainers Rolls-Royce is developing a 300-shp. engine for the light civil helicopter trainer market. Scott Crislip, president of Rolls-Royce Helicopter and Small Gas Turbine Engines, said the RR300 would be a derivative of the Model 250, an engine that started... Read More »
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July 1, 2005
Sikorsky Vows to Break `Pure Helicopter' Sound Barrier Sikorsky is challenging the conventional thinking that a rotorcraft cannot be built to exceed 200-kt. cruise speed without sacrificing the abilities that make a helicopter unique and valuable. "Today's top cruise speeds of 150-170 kt. are only... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
Manufacturers Await USAF's PRV Solicitation The major manufacturers are waiting for the other shoe to drop in the U.S. Air Force's pending competition for a Personnel Recovery Vehicle (PRV) helicopter to replace its existing combat search and rescue (CSAR) helicopter fleet. One candidate has bowed... Read More »
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June 1, 2005
Whether the Paris Air Show is of huge value or a dead waste of time and money depends on whom you ask. In 1908, The Frenchman Gustave Rives was holding his second Paris Motor Show in the Grand Palais, just off the Champs Elysees. As an added attraction, he decided to add some of the marvelous new... Read More »
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