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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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November 1, 2006
FAA Focus on Operational Control Unsettles Industry The U.S. FAA is cracking down on how aircraft operators control, fly and market their flights, and its moves have unnerved some in the aviation industry-particularly those involved in helicopter emergency medical services. The agency's... Read More »
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September 27, 2006
Look for Turbomeca to open a new parts-production plant in the Midwest United States soon, to help it meet worldwide demand for engines. The new plant would be roughly the same size as Turbomeca USAs engine production and repair facility in Grand Prairie, Texas but would focus solely on parts... Read More »
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September 6, 2006
Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters reports its fleet of Honeywell LTS-101-powered Eurocopter AS350s has accumulated 20,000 hr of incident-free operation. Papillon converted its four AS350BAs to the Super-D configuration in late 2003, replacing the aircraft s Turbomeca Arriel 1B with the newly... Read More »
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August 10, 2006
Look for Turbomeca to set up a new parts-production plant in the United States to satisfy requirements of the U.S. Armys Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) contract. Its Turbomeca USA affiliate is to provide Arriel 1E2 engines for the Eurocopter EC145s that the Army picked. Up to 352 aircraft... Read More »
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August 1, 2006
U.S. Army Choice of EADS LUH Bid Boosts Globalization The U.S. Army's choice of a European-led team to provide its next-generation light utility helicopter is widely seen as a crucial validation of globalization in the rotorcraft industry. Two critical questions arise. First, can the Army afford... Read More »
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July 1, 2006
Sikorsky Taps Schweizer Again, Now to Speed Production Sikorsky Aircraft is turning to its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary to help it speed military aircraft production lines as it prepares to deliver more than 1,700 H-60 Black Hawk and Naval Hawk variants to the U.S. military alone in coming years... Read More »
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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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June 1, 2006
After more than five years spent recovering from accidents and mistakes, the V-22 returns to a European air show. It will be far from the only rotorcraft at Farnborough. After several years of struggling to salvage the tilt-rotor program, contracting partners Bell Helicopter and Boeing are leasing... Read More »
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June 1, 2006
Turbomeca aims to boost its standing in North American markets by expanding Turbomeca USA's manufacturing and overhaul capabilities, improving customer service and increasing the U.S. content of engines assembled here. Turbomeca is staking claim to a bit more of Texas in hopes of grabbing a bigger... Read More »
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May 1, 2006
U.S. Army Juggles LUH Schedule, Pushes Back Award The U.S. Army has changed its delivery schedule for the Light Utility Helicopter from six aircraft planed for delivery in Fiscal 2006 to two, with 22 to be delivered in Fiscal 2007. The service also has pushed back a decision on which... Read More »
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May 1, 2006
May 1, 2005 After years of dabbling in airborne use of force with a single dedicated unit of eight aircraft, the U.S. Coast Guard is fully embracing that mission and plans to upgrade all of its helicopters to perform it. Capt. William W. Peterson, the Coast Guard's chief of aviation forces, told... Read More »
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May 1, 2006
With the exception of Frank Robinson, a common refrain at Heli-Expo was "I could sell every helicopter I can build. I just can't build them fast enough." Not that anyone's really complaining. Heli-Expo 2006 in some ways felt more like an NBAA Show than the annual rotorcraft gathering. The exhibit... Read More »
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May 1, 2006
Honeywell has taken its lumps in the helicopter market. In the last few years, its LTS101 has been tarred--unfairly, many would say--as the culprit in reliability problems that plagued the U.S. Coast Guard's HH-65 Dolphin fleet. The criticism became severe enough that Honeywell was ousted from the... 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
Cash In or Step Up? By James T. McKenna By all accounts, we're amid good times in the helicopter industry. At the Helicopter Assn. International's annual Heli-Expo shindig at the end of this month in Dallas, you can expect to hear major airframe and engine manufacturers crow justifiably about... Read More »
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February 1, 2006
With activity up in major sectors like offshore energy, EMS and law enforcement, manufacturers and operators are enjoying good times and ready to tackle safety and security challenges facing the industry. Matthew Zuccaro, the newly minted president of the Helicopter Assn. International, can't... Read More »
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February 1, 2006
Vendors to Line Up for Slice of USMC Heavy-Lift Pie Sikorsky is focused on nailing down by June its strategy for choosing key subcontractors to build a new U.S. Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter, having secured contracts for that potential $18.8-billion aircraft development and production... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
A Growing Force in Helicopter Services Over the last 50 years, Keystone Helicopter has gained a world-class reputation in rotorcraft services. Today, this Chester County, Pa.-based company employs nearly 600 people at locations throughout the northeastern U.S. Keystone Helicopter also provides MRO... Read More »
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January 1, 2006
These are times of unexpected change, unusual partnerships and high demand for helicopters and those who make them, support them and fly them. To decipher what all this means for the Industry going forward, we asked top Industry executives the following question: "What specific trends to you... Read More »
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