Helicopter Association International sadly reports the passing of a giant in the rotorcraft industry. Frank Nicholas Piasecki was a pioneer and inventor of the tandem-rotor helicopter.
During the early days of my career as an aircraft maintenance engineer, much of which was spent in northern Quebec, I repeatedly observed that a lack of good procedures derived from an SMS system could have catastrophic consequences.
Dec. 21, 2007, Stratford Conn.– The first H-92® helicopter to feature fly-by-wire technology has completed its first successful flight, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today.
Nov. 29, 2007 - One hundred years of helicopters, 54 years of records for Eurocopter.
Nov. 27, 2007, Somerset, UK - AgustaWestland has successfully completed the qualification flight testing of the new generation BERP IV AW101 main rotor blades.
Oct. 31, 2007, Chicago, IL - Northstar Aerospace Inc. received new orders and contracts with potential revenue of more than $50 million during the third quarter 2007.
Fort Worth, TX, Aug. 28, 2007 - Bell Helicopter, a Textron, today released photos of the second 429 prototype on its maiden flight.
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Frank Robinson looks back on a path in helicopters strewn with obstacles.
Agusta Aerospace Corporation, an Agusta Westland Company, signaled its intention to step up its Canadian marketing efforts last September when it appointed Patrick Tavernier regional sales manager for Canada.
Although Sikorsky’s fly-by-wire X2 Technology was unveiled only last June, preliminary design was already complete and parts fabrication had begun for an X2 Technology Demonstrator (X2TD) that the company plans to fly at its Schweizer Aircraft subsidiary this year.
According to Honeywell’s Annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook, civil helicopter deliveries were up a whopping 24% in 2005.
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