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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, 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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July 1, 2006
Relying on its new Schweizer Aircraft center for rapid prototyping, the manufacturer plans to start to ground tests of the high-speed, coaxial aircraft this month. Sikorsky Aircraft is completing installation of subsystems in its coaxial X-2 technology demonstrator aircraft at its Schweizer... Read More »
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August 28, 2007
Schweizer Aircraft s newest helicopter will be the turbine-powered Model 434, sources familiar with the program tell Rotor & Wing. The Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary is pursuing accelerated development of the aircraft. Based on Schweizer s Model 333, the new helicopter will draw on the... Read More »
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July 29, 2009
The Federal Aviation Administration has published a special airworthiness information bulletin (SAIB) involving the cabin door for several models of Schweizer helicopters. The following models are listed in the bulletin: 269A and A-1, 269B, TH-55A, 269C s/n 001 through 1917, 269C s/n 0001 through... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
Schweizer Aircraft plans to ceremonially deliver its 6,000th aircraft at HAI s Heli-Expo 2007 in Orlando, Fla. this month. The helicopter will actually be delivered to the Titusville, Fla.-based flight school Helicopter Adventures, which is already a big Schweizer 300 CB and CBi operator, before... Read More »
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December 1, 2007
PUBLIC SERVICE Saudi Arabia s interior ministry has ordered nine Schweizer Aircraft 434s, becoming a launch customer for the turbine helicopter based on the MQ-4B military drone. Under a program to build its capability to respond to emergencies in the Middle East kingdom, the ministry also ordered... Read More »
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February 7, 2007
Look for Schweizer Aircraft to deliver its 6,000th aircraft at HAI s Heli-Expo 2007 in Orlando, Fla., come March. The helicopter will go to the Titusville, Fla.-based flight school Helicopter Adventures, which is already a big Schweizer 300 CB and CBi operator. The 6,000 aircraft haven t all been... Read More »
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March 12, 2007
Three months before it opens its Hawk Works @ Schweizer Aircraft, Sikorsky Aircraft is already considering doubling the prototyping and completions center. Sikorsky last June said it would open a 100,000-sq-ft facility this June at Schweizer s Horseheads, N.Y headquarters for completion of Black... 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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May 1, 2005
Kaman Getting K-MAX Pilots Ready For Fire Season With a relatively dry winter in the northwestern United States, firefighting companies are gearing up for a bad fire season. Kaman Aerospace Corp. doesn't specifically train pilots for fighting fires, but it does train them to transition to the... Read More »
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October 1, 2006
Deep and Distant Gulf of Mexico Well Holds Promise Medium- and heavy-helicopter manufacturers may get a boost if reports of a new, successful, deep and distant test oil well in the Gulf of Mexico bear out. Newer aircraft programs like AgustaWestland s AW139 (shown right) and Sikorsky s S-92... Read More »
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July 17, 2007
Is Schweizer Aircraft on the brink of offering a new helicopter product? Executives at the family-run Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary have said for some time that they are working on an addition to their line of Model 300C, 300CBi and turbine 333 helicopters. In a briefing at the Paris Air Show in... Read More »
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October 30, 2006
Schweizer Aircraft selected Jiangxi Changhe Aircraft Co. to supply airframe components and assemblies for the 300CBi helicopter. The aircraft will be assembled, test flown and delivered to customers at Schweizer s Horseheads, N.Y. plant. The contract is the first completed under a June 1 memo of... Read More »
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March 1, 2005
The US101 offered by Lockheed Martin, AgustaWestland and Bell could fulfill requirements for a new U.S. presidential helicopter at lower costs and less risk than the VH-92 proposed by Sikorsky and its partners, top Navy officials decided. VXX Choice: Fielded Faster, With Less Risk It wasn't the... Read More »
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October 1, 2008
NEWS The maiden flight Aug. 27 of Sikorsky Aircraft s X2 technology demonstrator (shown right, with an S-76 chase aircraft) was the most notable of first flights the Stratford, Conn. manufacturer achieved in that busy last week of August. Aug. 29 saw the debut of the fly-by-wire version of the... Read More »
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March 1, 2007
IF THERE S A DOWNTURN IN THE OFFING, IT S HARD TO find someone who has a hint of it. As many of us packed our bags and prepared to wade into the hubbub of this year s Heli-Expo in Orlando, Rotor & Wing surveyed the industry on the promises and pitfalls that 2007 and beyond may hold. Normally a... 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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October 8, 2007
Sikorsky Aircraft has opened Hawk Works @ Schweizer, its military aircraft completion center on the west side of the Elmira/Corning Regional Airport near Horseheads, N.Y. Crews from Schweizer Aircraft, a Sikorsky subsidiary, will undertake major completion work for variants of the H-60 and S-70... Read More »
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February 1, 2005
European and U.S. helicopter makers came to December's show in part to test the waters of Middle East markets. Companies ranging from Eurocopter and AgustaWestland to specialists like U.K.-based Jewers Specialist Doors for hangars and Powervamp, which produces ground power units, attended... Read More »
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