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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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November 1, 2006
Firm Offers Evaluation Tool for Flight Schools A Fargo, N.D. company that specializes in "augmented reality" is offering a low-cost flight recording and evaluation tool to flight schools. Appareo Systems develops portable consumer electronics combined with 3D graphics software for capturing... Read More »
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April 8, 2016
Frasca International, Inc. has received an order for two helicopter flight training devices (FTD) for China Flying Dragon General Aviation Co. Ltd., in the Heilongjiang Province of China. The two S300/R44 FTDs will be convertible between the Schweizer S300 and the Robinson R44. In addition to... 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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March 1, 2007
Bell Parent Plans Academy in India Bell Helicopter is looking to set up a training academy in India. The move is part of Bell parent Textron s effort to strengthen its position in one of the world s most promising aviation markets. In addition to training for helicopter pilots, the academy would... 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 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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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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May 1, 2007
PUBLIC SERVICE/POLICE San Antonio police will soon be flying a new Eurocopter AS350B3, adding to their fleet of four Schweizer 333s. The department received the AS350B3 March 8 after city officials determined it was needed to reduce emergency response times. The money for it, $3.2 million, was... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
Seeking out the bad guys with today s innovations makes this year s Airborne Law Enforcement Association a must-attend meeting. FINDING WAYS TO KEEP AIRBORNE law enforcement capabilities a step or two ahead of the bad guys that are cost-efficient, politically palatable, and truly effective in the... Read More »
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May 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL R&W interviewed Dr. Lutz Bertling, CEO, Eurocopter during Heli-Expo 2009. Following is an excerpt from that interview. R&W: What s going on at Eurocopter? Bertling: The company is in good shape. [We] increased deliveries from 488 to 588 [aircraft]. Our fixed costs have not increased too... Read More »
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June 1, 2010
Simulation and training have come a long way in the helicopter world. As the virtual experience becomes more lifelike, operators are recognizing the value of sim time as a complement to in-aircraft training. That wasn t always so. Historically, the fixed-wing segment has driven the simulator... 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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November 15, 2016
Seattle, Washington, is located in King County. It's the most populous county in the state. Cerritos, California, is located in Los Angeles County. It's the most populous county in the country. When examining their budgets, both King County and Cerritos found that cuts needed to be made. One area... 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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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 30, 2016
In May 2015, with estimates for demand of new heavy-lift helicopters in China exceeding 200 aircraft by 2040, Russian Helicopters agreed to work with the Aviation Industry Corp. of China (AVIC) to create an advanced heavy lifter. The heavy helicopter is planned to have a takeoff weight of 38 tons... 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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May 1, 2008
Northrop Grumman is searching for a new radar for its MQ-8B Fire Scout program, in hopes that new customers will follow. The company plans to build its own unmanned test aircraft to try out new sensor packages on the unmanned aerial vehicle, a modified version of Schweizer s Model 333 turbine... 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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