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  • Boeing's AH-6i helicopter gunship revives and improves a 35 year old concept


    <P>In 1976, Hughes Aircraft rolled out a new product called the Defender - an export version of the US Army's OH-6 Cayuse. It quickly attracted orders from a variety of countries - including Iraq, Israel, South Korea and the Philippines - in the market for a gunship helicopter in a class below the <A href="http://www.bellhelicopter.com/en_US/Military/Military.html">Bell&nbsp;&shy;Helicopter AH-1 Cobra</A> and <A href="http://www.boeing.com/rotorcraft/military/ah64d/index.htm">AH-64&nbsp;Apache</A>.</P> <P>Some 35 years later the Defender concept has been reborn - and significantly enhanced - in the <A href="http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&amp;item=868">Boeing&nbsp;AH-6i.</A></P> <P>Hughes and later McDonnell Douglas sold 471 MD500 Defenders around the world. Those aircraft are now in need of replacement - and still the AH-6i stands alone in the class for a light, single-engine gunship. </P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0>


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  • Boeing's AH-6i helicopter gunship revives and improves a 35 year old concept


    <P>In 1976, Hughes Aircraft rolled out a new product called the Defender - an export version of the US Army's OH-6...


  • Ireland wants EASA to tighten business aviation safety rules


    <P>The European Aviation Safety Agency has been urged to examine corporate aviation on the continent. The Irish Air...


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  • Boeing's AH-6i helicopter gunship revives and improves a 35 year old concept

    News | 08 Nov 2011 00:00 | Stephen Trimble

    <P>In 1976, Hughes Aircraft rolled out a new product called the Defender - an export version of the US Army's OH-6 Cayuse. It quickly attracted orders from a variety of countries - including Iraq, Israel, South Korea and the Philippines - in the market for a gunship helicopter in a class below the <A href="http://www.bellhelicopter.com/en_US/Military/Military.html">Bell&nbsp;&shy;Helicopter AH-1 Cobra</A> and <A href="http://www.boeing.com/rotorcraft/military/ah64d/index.htm">AH-64&nbsp;Apache</A>.</P> <P>Some 35 years later the Defender concept has been reborn - and significantly enhanced - in the <A href="http://boeing.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&amp;item=868">Boeing&nbsp;AH-6i.</A></P> <P>Hughes and later McDonnell Douglas sold 471 MD500 Defenders around the world. Those aircraft are now in need of replacement - and still the AH-6i stands alone in the class for a light, single-engine gunship. </P> <P> <TABLE style="WIDTH: 445px" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0>http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Boeings-AH-6i-helicopter-gunship-revives-and-improves-a-35-year-old-concept-364427/
  • Ireland wants EASA to tighten business aviation safety rules

    News | 29 Jul 2008 13:00 | David Learmount

    <P>The European Aviation Safety Agency has been urged to examine corporate aviation on the continent. The Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) says EASA should "review the situation with regard to the regulation of corporate aviation activity in Europe as a matter of urgency".</P> <P>But the European Business Aircraft Association (EBAA) counters that parts of the charter sector of the general aviation industry, not the corporate sector, is at issue, and the situation cited by the AAIU reflects a need for enforcement of existing regulations rather than the creation of more rules.</P> <P>The AAIU made its recommendation as a result of <A href="http://www.aaiu.ie/AAIUviewitem.asp?id=10780&amp;lang=ENG&amp;loc=1652">an investigation into a non-fatal accident involving a Schweizer 300CBi light piston helicopter in September 2007</A>, but this is not the first time Ireland has raised the issue of extending Joint Aviation Regulations as they apply to business aviation.</P> <P>In thttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Ireland-wants-EASA-to-tighten-business-aviation-safety-rules-226173/
  • Denson-Low to lead Boeing's internal governance office

    News | 17 Apr 2007 19:38

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language:EN-US'>Wanda Denson-Low is to assume the senior VP role in Boeing’s office of internal governance on May 4 following incumbent Bonnie <span class=SpellE>Soodik’s</span> decision to retire after 30 years with the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> manufacturer.<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language:EN-US'>Denson-Low, who leads the legal staff supporting Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS), will report to chief executive Jim <span class=SpellE>McNerney</span>. She also will replace <span class=SpellE>Soodik</span> as a member of the chttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Denson-Low-to-lead-Boeings-internal-governance-office-300615/
  • US firm Era names Sensis executive VP of corporate development

    News | 21 Mar 2007 19:18

    <body lang=EN-GB style='tab-interval:36.0pt'> <div class=Section1> <div> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Era, the <st1:country-region u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region></st1:place></st1:country-region> flight tracking and surveillance firm known until recently as Rannoch, has named Fred Messina VP of corporate development.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Messina</st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></st1:City> joins the Virginia-based company from <span class=SpellE>Sensis</span> where he was VP of strategic programs. During his 22 year career <st1:City u1:st="on"><st1:place u1:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Messina</st1:place></st1:City></st1:place></st1:City> has also workedhttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/US-firm-Era-names-Sensis-executive-VP-of-corporate-development-302772/
  • Leader to head US FAA's JPDO program

    News | 14 Aug 2006 23:05

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal>Acting <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">US</st1:place></st1:country-region> transportation secretary Maria <span class=SpellE>Cino</span> today officially announced the appointment of Charles Leader as director of the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO), an interagency department tasked with developing the country’s Next Generation Air Transportation System.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>Leader, who assumed the position on August 7, joins the FAA from OAO Technology Solutions, where he was president.<o:p></o:p></p> <p class=MsoNormal>He has also worked “in several private companies that have provided a wide range of services with a focus on technology”, notes the FAA, adding: “As corporate VP at Hughes Aircraft, he was involved with air traffic control technology with the FAA, as well as other air traffic control providers around the globe.”<o:p></o:http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Leader-to-head-US-FAAs-JPDO-program-298211/
  • Uplifting ideas

    News | 20 Dec 2005 00:00

    The helicopter’s evolution has lagged behind that of fixed-wing aircraft. We look at concepts that fell by the wayside, but may yet come back GRAHAM WARWICK / WASHINGTON DChttp://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/Uplifting-ideas-203706/