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May 1, 2005
Bell/Agusta got it right with the design of the AB139. It is another strong performer from Italy aimed at a well-thought-out market niche. The decades of cumulative Agusta technology development shows well in the solid design and manufacture of the AB139. It is a winner. Recently, I had the... 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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September 1, 2007
THE NAVY MEANS TO KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING. This is the slogan with which the Koninklijke Marine, or Royal Netherlands Navy, portrays itself to the Dutch public. But to know what the slogan means, we needed to take a closer look. The navy invited us to visit Naval Air Station de Kooy, home base 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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June 1, 2006
Around the world, Composite Technology provides the edge to keep these vital structures cutting through the air. We hang then, we balance them and we trim them. We inspect them, we tap on them, and we turn them with mighty engines. They hunt, they feather, they lead and they lag. And even though... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
In his first interview as Sikorsky president, Jeff Pino shares his plans--and how he got into helos in the first place. Jeff Pino was named president of Sikorsky Aircraft March 9 in a chain of events that saw his predecessor, Steve Finger, succeed Louis Chenevert as Pratt & Whitney president and... Read More »
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November 1, 2006
PROGRAM UPDATES: Attack-Turkey was expected to finalize its Attack/Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter (ATAK) competition at last month's Defense Industry Executive Committee meeting, but military officials objected to the short-listing of the Denel AH-2A Rooivalk and AgustaWestland's A129... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
The Bush administration is asking Congress for $481.4 billion to fund the Pentagon s basic operations in Fiscal 2008 up more than 11 percent over this year, our sister publication Defense Daily reports. The Army s $130-billion portion of the Fiscal 2008 request is 18.5 percent higher than the... Read More »
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July 1, 2007
Attack Eighteen new Boeing Apache AH-64D Longbows will be equipped with upgraded in-fleet General Electric T700 engines at the U.S. Corpus Christie Army Depot in Texas. Heavy Lift Turkey is reported to be in discussions with U.S. officials about the possibility of acquiring 10... Read More »
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May 1, 2009
MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY Northrop Grumman s MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Unmanned Air System (VUAS) has passed its first sea trials. The VUAS, which is based upon the Sikorsky (formerly Schweizer) S-333, flew three missions from the U.S. Navy s Webster Field at NAS Patuxent River, Md., to the stern of... Read More »
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September 1, 2009
Options abound for training in the use of night vision goggles. Similarities and stark differences exist between the civilian and military approaches. Rotor & Wing takes a comprehensive look at those options, similarities and differences. Night vision goggles (NVG) have been used by the military... 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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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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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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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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April 1, 2007
HELI-EXPO 2007 In what may have been the most intriguing development of this year s Heli-Expo, Bristow Group struck a deal to buy one flight school and said it is looking at taking over another to get back into the training business. Bristow President and CEO Bill Chiles, said the... Read More »
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January 1, 2005
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 600 major helicopter... 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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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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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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