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Entries for October 2014

From Flightglobal
Deliveries of super-medium helicopters will climb to around 170 per year by 2023, reaching a total of 1,200 rotorcraft over the period, predicts Flightglobal's insight report into the emerging weight class. The report, produced in conjunction with ...
Dempsey: US used Apache helos near Baghdad
CBC.ca
From ArmyTimes.com
WASHINGTON ??? The top U.S. military officer says the U.S. called in Apache helicopters to prevent Iraqi forces from being overrun by Islamic State militants in a recent fight near Baghdad's airport. Gen. Martin Dempsey says the extremists were within ...
GE acquires fleet of helicopters to transport drilling crews
Houston Business Journal
From Houston Business Journal
(NYSE: GE) will pay $1.78 billion to buy an Irish helicopter leasing company whose fleet is used in offshore oil and gas, emergency medical services, mining and other industries, according to the Houston Chronicle. In the deal, GE will acquire 168 ...
Islamic State poised for massive victory near Baghdad
Catholic Online
From Catholic Online
General Martin Dempsey said that the U.S. had to use attack helicopters against the Islamic State. "The tool that was immediately available was the Apache (helicopter). The risk of operating in a hostile environment is there constantly," he said. "You ...
Sikorsky runs test flight of S-97 Raider helicopter
Westfair Online
From Westfair Online
The test flight precedes further test flights of the vehicle, billed as ???the new ??? and first ??? armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2 technology designed for military missions.??? In the X2 system, the helicopter's two rotors run counter to each ...
GE Aircraft Unit Buys Helicopter Leasing Business
New York Times
From New York Times
Milestone's fleet now includes 168 helicopters worth $2.8 billion as well as a strong forward order and option book of $3 billion with a variety of helicopter manufacturers, the statement said. The helicopters in Milestone's fleet are primarily used in ...
From KTVZ
Martin Dempsey told ABC's "This Week" that the United States had to risk bringing in low-flying attack helicopters to keep ISIS at bay. "The tool that was immediately available was the Apache (helicopter). The risk of operating in a hostile environment ...
NASA Pioneers Ground Collision Avoidance System
ENGINEERING.com
From ENGINEERING.com
???There are efforts underway for adapting this capability to rotorcraft as part of a larger framework for developing full vehicle autonomy,??? Skoog added. Expanding on previous work, researchers at Armstrong are also developing an improved ground ...
From Wall Street Journal
Surging demand for big helicopters from the Sikorsky Aircraft unit of United Technologies Corp. and others has prompted a number of new private equity-backed entrants into the business of renting rotorcraft. These include Waypoint Leasing, backed by ...
From Aviation Today (subscription)
The European Helicopter Association (EHA) will hold its Rotorcraft Seminars in Amsterdam on Oct. 15, 2014 during Helitech International, which will take place at the RAI from Oct. 14-16, 2014. The program will feature a keynote address from Norbert ...
Isis Guide Explains How To Shoot Down US Apache Helicopters
International Business Times UK
From International Business Times UK
"Fixed-wing aircraft flying at 30,000ft are completely immune from the type of weapons that Islamic State fighters have, but a helicopter is not," said Christopher Harmer, a former US Navy aviator who is now an analyst at the Institute for the Study of ...
US uses Apache helicopters for first time to hit ISIS
Al-Arabiya
From Al-Arabiya
He rejected any notion that using helicopters amounted to mission creep. ???The mission is still the same. This is using the correct tool for the job,??? he said. He said the administration's effort to draw a line between putting combat troops on the ...
Fourth day of search for Nelson helicopter, missing in dense bush
Stuff.co.nz
From Scoop.co.nz (press release)
A fourth day of searching has begun for the helicopter missing since Tuesday morning in an area of Kahurangi National Park 35km west of Motueka, in the Nelson region. Five helicopters and six ground teams are again in action, with weather conditions ...
NTSB Files Preliminary Report on Helicopter Crash in Wichita Falls
Big Country Homepage
From Big Country Homepage
A post-impact fire consumed the main fuselage and portion of the tail boom. The tail rotor assembly and vertical fin exhibited minor fire and impact damage. The pilot held a commercial pilot certificate for rotorcraft-helicopter, and instrument ...
ISIS Guide Explains How To Shoot Down US Apache Helicopters
International Business Times
From International Business Times
???Fixed-wing aircraft flying at 30,000 feet are completely immune from the type of weapons that Islamic State fighters have, but a helicopter is not,??? said Christopher Harmer, a former U.S. Navy aviator who is now an analyst at the Institute for the ...
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