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Entries for March 2011

From KIVI-TV
"They still have the new helicopter smell," Lt. Col. Ted Clemens said. Clemens flew one of the Lakotas to Boise. He and the other pilots fought strong winds for much of the journey. These Lakotas are actually civilian models, painted green with a red ...
From Zacks.com
A few days before the earnings news, Air Methods announced the purchase of United Rotorcraft solutions. The company provides aircraft refurbishment services and custom installations. Air Methods described the move as a "key milestone" for its global ...
Marines' Huey helicopter takes last flight
Weasel Zippers
From San Diego Union Tribune
Huey helicopter Crew Chief Staff Sgt. Andrew Schuh straps on his helmet as he prepares to get on the helicopter behind him for a ride with a group of them to Miramar Marine Corps Air Station and back. The helicopters takes off from the ...
From Azom.com
This subcontract is part of the $30 million Technology Investment Agreement awarded to Bell by the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop state-of-the-art drive system technology under the Army's Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive ...
From AZ Central.com
17, 2011 12:00 AM MD Helicopters Inc. of Mesa has been awarded a $186 million contract by the Army to build rotorcraft for training exercises in Afghanistan. The deal is good news both for the helicopter manufacturer, which has been on the rebound ...
From Rapid City Journal
A UH-72A Lakota Helicopter lands at the South Dakota National Guard Aviation facility at the Rapid City Regional Airport on Thursday, March 17, 2011. Two new UH-72A Lakota Helicopters were flown from Columbus, Miss., Thursday. The helicopters will be ...
At Japan Plant, Minor Progress, Much Frustration
The Hindu
From NPR
A Self-Defense Forces helicopter scoops water off Japan's northeast coast on the way to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant Thursday morning. Helicopters are dumping water on a stricken reactor to cool overheated fuel rods inside the core. ...
Japanese fend for themselves as aid trickles in
Times LIVE
From The Associated Press
SHIZUGAWA, Japan (AP) ??? An American helicopter crewman shouted above the din of the rotor: "What do these people need? Do they need food? Do they need medicine?" The answer one week after a tsunami devastated Japan's northeast coast is: They need ...
From Healthcare Digital (press release)
Operating since the 1950s, Canadian Helicopters is the largest helicopter transportation services company in Canada and one of the largest in the world. Based in Montreal, Quebec, Canadian Helicopters operates over 30 bases throughout Canada. ...
Sikorsky's Record Setting Helicopter Wins Collier Trophy
Wired News
From Wired News
The problem of retreating blade stall is also minimized by slowing down the main rotor speed and using the pusher propeller at the back of the helicopter for thrust as speeds increase. Last year saw a push for fast helicopters as Eurocopter also flew ...

After three years of persistence, airport weather information from every SuperAWOS across the USA site is now available over XM Weather, providing weather-in-the-cockpit to pilots from all SuperAWOS sites, for free.

MD Helicopters Awarded $186 Million Department of the Army Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) Contract

MESA, Arizona, March 16, 2011 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has been awarded a $186 million contract from the Department of the Army for its Rotary Wing Primary Training Aircraft (RWPTA) to be used in Shindand, Afghanistan.  The initial award calls for six (6) MD 530F Helicopters for training purposes and could reach as many as fifty four (54) aircraft over the life of the four year contract. The Department of the Army Contract W58RGZ-11-C-0070, Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft (NSRWA) as awarded to MD Helicopters includes all critical spares provisioning.

From Aerospace Manufacturing and Design
This subcontract is part of the $30 million Technology Investment Agreement awarded to Bell by the US Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate to develop state-of-the-art drive system technology under the Army's Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive ...
From AMTOnline.com
???Greenwich AeroGroup is fully committed to serving the needs of rotorcraft operators,??? said President and CEO of Greenwich AeroGroup James Ziegler. ???Our companies are making substantial investments in inventory, component repair and overhaul, ...
Mesa-based MD Helicopters lands $186 million deal
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From Arizona Republic
17, 2011 12:00 AM MD Helicopters Inc. of Mesa has been awarded a $186 million contract by the Army to build rotorcraft for training exercises in Afghanistan. The deal is good news both for the helicopter manufacturer, which has been on the rebound ...
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