May-June Vertiflite now available!

Vertiflite Cover May-June 2013The May-June 2013 issue of Vertiflite is now available!

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Featured In This Issue:
  • Project Zero: The exclusive story of AgustaWestland’s all-electric “technology incubator”
  • The World Rotorcraft Market 2013-2022: Strengthening civil demand to offset military markets
  • Light Helicopters Advance:
    • The House That Frank Built: Over 40 years, Robinson Helicopter has evolved from niche player to formidable competitor
    • French Trainer Seeks to Challenge Dominant Robinson: Hélicoptères Guimbal is working to gain U.S. certification of its two-seat, piston-powered aircraft
    • A Rich Rotorcraft Legacy: MD Helicopters’ diverse product line has won over customers for more than 40 years
    • Established Designs Are Going Strong: The Bell Model 47 and Enstrom Helicopter
    • Stretching the Scout: The U.S. Army integrates cockpit displays and sensors for the OH-58F upgrade
    • Ray Prouty’s Column: Two Very Light Helicopters
  • Keeping The Guard Up: The U.S. Coast Guard’s Aircraft Diagnostic Vibration Management System
  • Leadership Profile: Ken Eland, Chief Engineer, Chinook Program, Boeing Vertical Lift

Read these sample articles from the May-June 2013 issue:

"The cost [to the government] of conference attendance is fairly low – a few thousand dollars, including travel expenses, and much more cost effective than individual trips to multiple industry and university sites – but the cost of ignorance during a new acquisition program is much higher – measured in billions."

"A swashplateless, all-electricpowered, hybrid tiltrotor/fan-in-wing 'technology incubator,' as AgustaWestland calls it, Project Zero 'employs no hydraulics, doesn't burn fossil fuel and generates zero emissions.' The fact that Project Zero made its first flight just six months after design kick-off is even more impressive."