THIS MONTH FROM
Rotorcraft Outlook Panel
Top industry leaders answer the questions: technological
advancements do you anticipate will most impact helicopter operations
in 2013; What issue or issues concern you most about the immediate
and long-term future of the rotorcraft industry; and What is your
company doing to improve safety in helicopter operations? How has
your organization strengthened its training
Compiled by Rotor Wing staff
Up-to-date information about some of the most dynamic helicopter
companies in the industry.
54 Military Insider
Coming Up in
52 Public Service
(Above) AgustaWestland AW169 No. takes flight. (Below)
Screen from an iCommand unit at MUMO lab. (Right) UK 42
Exercise Black Alligator in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
On the Cover: Executives that make up the 2013
Rotorcraft Outlook Panel (see story on page 14),
whose companies are highlighted in the Annual
Reports section starting on page 22. Cover design
by Gretchen Saval.
Flying the MD540F
MD Helicopters gave Rotor Wing the opportunity to become the first
aviation publication to put the MD540F through its paces.
By Ernie Stephens, Editor-at-Large
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