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Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Faculty members and students from Amarillo College were proud to see their hard work pay off this past Saturday. The Happy State Bank-Randall County Event Centre held a dedication ceremony to the full restored Vietnam War-era Huey 68-16179. According to Terry Smith, the coordinator of AC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, his students leapt at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

HTC makes Metal Main Blades available for Bell 204, 205, UH-1

HTC makes Metal Main Blades available for Bell 204, 205, UH-1

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are now offering Metal Main Rotor Blades for commercial Bell Helicopters 204B, 205 & 205A-1 along with various UH-1 model restricted category helicopters.  The HTC Part Number 204P2100-101 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement the Bell Helicopter – Textron Part Number 204-011-250-113 Main Rotor Blade…. Read more »

Source: Helicopter Technology Company, 25-Oct-16

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Argentine Army considers Huey II

Argentine Army considers Huey II

The Argentine Army Aviation plans to fill and modernise their fleet with the addition of 20 Huey 2s by 2020. Currently their fleet consists of 13 Bell Huey 2s, an Airbus AS 332 Super Puma and roughly 20 UH-1H Hueys, reports IHS Jane’s. Offers have been made from a wide selection of companies including Airbus’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

Aircraft Structural Repair to sponsor UH1OPS.com

Aircraft Structural Repair to sponsor UH1OPS.com

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc as a new site sponsor.  Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc. of Stevensville Montana currently sells STC SR02475SE for the installation of the tailboom motion detection system for UH-1H helicopters. The Tailboom Motion Detection System consists of a rod incased in tubing to… Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc., 26-Sep-16

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

The Belize Defence Force has held an acceptance ceremony this week to take on charge a pair of Bell UH-1H helicopters which have been donated to the country by Taiwan.  Belize Defence Force commander Brigadier General David Jones has had a long-term intention of having rotary wing assets for casualty evacuation and insertion of troops… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-16

Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being issued $7,466,150 for delivery order 0003 against previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0012 for the procurement and installation of eight AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar system integration kits (A-kits) into Lot 13 AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalize the Colombian Air Force’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-Mar-16

Kenya to acquire five Huey IIs

Kenya to acquire five Huey IIs

The following notice appeared last week on the US Federal Business Opportunities website, in preparation for a formal order The Program Management Office, Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft is issuing this sources sought synopsis, as a means of conducting market research, to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the procurement and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-16

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Bell picks Systron Donner QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

Bell picks Systron Donner QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

Systron Donner Inertial (SDI), a brand of InnoVista Sensors™ has been awarded a Firm Fixed Price Contract in the amount of $2.7M by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. Company, for the delivery of a Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro System. This initial contract release is for hardware deliveries starting in 2016 through 2018… Read more »

Source: Systron Donner, 22-Mar-16

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Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded an $18,935,563 modification (0005) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-11-G-0011 for the procurement of three UH-1H (Huey II) aircraft in support of the government of Lebanon.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (99.85 percent); and Lebanon (0.15 percent), with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-16

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Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $461,142,760 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to definitize the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y aircraft; 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z aircraft, and 16 auxiliary fuel kits.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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FAA approves UH-1H tailboom motion detection system

FAA approves UH-1H tailboom motion detection system

Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc. of Stevensville Montana recently received the STC SR02475SE for the installation of the tailboom motion detection system for UH-1H helicopters. On September 16, 2013, about 1535 Pacific daylight time, a Garlick UH-1B, N204UH, experienced a tailboom separation while logging in heavily wooded terrain about 3 miles east of Detroit, Oregon. The… Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, 15-Mar-16

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Extex adds PMA Parts to UH-1 website

Extex adds PMA Parts to UH-1 website

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters now can quickly source FAA-approved replacement parts via a EXTEX-sponsored page on the www.uh1ops.com website. “UH-1 owners and operators can easily access EXTEX aerospace aftermarket (PMA) parts to service their rotorcraft through this collaboration with UH1OPS.com,” said Joseph Tolaro, EXTEX product sales manager. The Bell UH-1 series… Read more »

Source: Extex, 09-Feb-16

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Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia has delivered helicopter parts to the Lebanese Army to help combat threats imposed by the neighboring crisis in Syria, the embassy said in a statement issued Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: The Daily Star, 04-Feb-16

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M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services LP; Denton, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $12,028,752 modification (P00008) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-C-0004. Contractor will provide aircrew and maintenance services for the CV-22 aircraft, UH-1N and HH-60G helicopters, associated engines, and mission support equipment of the 58th Maintenance Group. Work will be performed at Kirtland… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

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Bell awarded $25M in H-1 support contracts

Bell awarded $25M in H-1 support contracts

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,410,032 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for systems engineering and program management in support of the UH-1Y and the AH-1Z aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2016. Fiscal 2016… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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Bell awarded $56M contract for H-1 component repair

Bell awarded $56M contract for H-1 component repair

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $56,273,796 firm-fixed-price long-term contract for repair of 31 items used on the H-1 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas.  Work is expected to be completed by December 2016.  No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award, and will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-15

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7M delivery order for 28 H-1 HUMS units

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7M delivery order for 28 H-1 HUMS units

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded $7,080,780 for modification to firm-fixed-price delivery order 0008 awarded against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 28 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.   Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Dec-15

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US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

The first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed during U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee is headed to the Senate for approval and then to the President’s desk. The bill includes funding for Sheppard Air Force Base, the Pantex Plant, and the V-22 Osprey program at Bell… Read more »

Source: Congressman Thornberry, 06-Oct-15

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Dakota Air Parts buys NZ UH-1 fleet

Dakota Air Parts buys NZ UH-1 fleet

The retired Royal New Zealand Air Force Iroquois helicopter fleet has been sold, subject to final United States and New Zealand Government approvals. Following an international tendering process, Dakota Air Parts of the United States has been selected as the successful bidder for 10 of the 13 airframes, and spares. The total sale was in… Read more »

Source: RNZAF, 17-Sep-15

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No firefighting for Montana UH-1s on US lands this year

No firefighting for Montana UH-1s on US lands this year

A federal review found that Montana has a safe aviation program, but it is unlikely the state’s five firefighting helicopters will be used to respond to blazes on U.S. Forest Service lands this year, officials said Friday. See Full Story

Source: The Washington Times, 17-Sep-15

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HTC launches Metal Main Rotor Blades for UH-1

HTC launches Metal Main Rotor Blades for UH-1

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are offering Metal Main Rotor Blades for UH-1 helicopters.  The HTC Part Number 204P2100-101 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement for the Bell Helicopter – Textron Part Number 204-011-250-113 Main Rotor Blade. HTC designs and produces its own line of Helicopter Main and Tail Rotor… Read more »

Source: HTC, 10-Sep-15

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Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced long-term partner Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) was awarded a contract for 150 multi-purpose helicopters to replace Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J aircraft. The new UH-X aircraft, based on the Bell 412EPI, will be used for island defense and disaster relief efforts with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Sep-15

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UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce the launching of a new T53 Maintenance page sponsored by Airborne Engines Ltd (AEL).   The new page will cover articles, tips, and information regarding the T53 engine which is operated by a majority of UH-1 operations.  This page, like the existing UH-1 Maintenance page is… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation, 01-Sep-15

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Dornier Composite Main Blades now available for UH-1

Dornier Composite Main Blades now available for UH-1

Stone Aviation International (SAI) and Advanced Composite Structures Florida (ACSF) are pleased to announce that Owners and Operators of restricted category Bell UH-1H helicopters may now use Dornier Composite Main Rotor Blades with approved serial numbers in accordance with ACSF’s Eligibility Process and Continued Airworthiness Program . UH-1H owners and operators in restricted category may… Read more »

Source: Stone Aviation, 25-Aug-15

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Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol Engineering Service Corp.,* Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $14,982,443 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Type A high bay corrosion control hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The hangar will have an access apron to support local implementation of the integrated maintenance concept/plan for H-1 and MV-22 series aircraft.  Construction includes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Aug-15

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US Air Force Plans for UH-1N Huey Replacement

US Air Force Plans for UH-1N Huey Replacement

As the US Air Force gears up to modernize its legacy UH-1N Huey helicopter fleet, the service is planning an industry day later this month to explore the path ahead for the 40-year-old platform. See Full Story

Source: Air Force Times, 18-Aug-15

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Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has extended the time between overhauls (TBO) for its TALON® MC Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft to six years or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first. Previously, the cargo hook kits… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 11-Aug-15

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Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

hen Robert Rice Jr. clinched a deal to sell secondhand military helicopters to the Philippines, it seemed like a golden opportunity to tap a new and potentially lucrative markets. See Full Story

Source: WSJ, 11-Aug-15

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UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

A Vietnam War helicopter on display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, located at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, will be dedicated in honor of Dr. Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, Mississippi on July 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. See full story

Source: WDAM, 23-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 10-Jul-15

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Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

The US-based supplier for a P1.2 billion helicopter contract with the military has accused the whistleblower in the supposed anomalies in the deal of extortion, and alleged that whenever she failed to get what she wanted, she made things difficult for the company.See Full Story.

Source: Inquirer.net, 09-Jul-15

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81-year-old Vietnam vet gets helicopter licence

81-year-old Vietnam vet gets helicopter licence

JUMPING aboard an iconic Huey ex-military helicopter at Lismore Airport brought back strong memories for Vietnam veteran Charles Mollison, who at 81 has just got his helicopter pilot’s license. See Full Story

Source: Northern Star, 30-Jun-15

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Timken PMA Parts Added to UH-1 Operations Website

Timken PMA Parts Added to UH-1 Operations Website

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters now can quickly source FAA-approved replacement parts via a Timken-sponsored page on the www.uh1ops.com website. “UH-1 owners and operators can  easily access Timken aerospace aftermarket (PMA) parts to service their rotorcraft through this collaboration with UH1OPS.com,” said Joseph Tolaro, Timken product sales manager. The Bell UH-1 series… Read more »

Source: AAS, 29-Jun-15

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UH-1 MRO Tamarack Helicopters launches new website

UH-1 MRO Tamarack Helicopters launches new website

Tamarack Helicopters, Inc. is celebrating 20 Years supporting the UH-1 helicopter industry in 2015.  A FAA approved Repair Station, Tamarack Helicopters Inc., offers complete restoration services, component overhaul, and non destructive testing for UH-1 operators.. As part of the celebration of their 20th anniversary in business Tamarack is pleased to announce their new website at… Read more »

Source: Tamarack, 24-Jun-15

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LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Prague-based service and support provider LOM PRAHA for discussions on collaboration involving reassembly, customization and maintenance of Bell Helicopter military aircraft. To see images of the signing ceremony in Prague, please follow this link. “We are looking… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jun-15

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Salmon Rivers Helicopters to sponsor UH1Ops.com website

Salmon Rivers Helicopters to sponsor UH1Ops.com website

Altitude Aviation Service is pleased to announce that Salmon Rivers Helicopters has become a sponsor of the www.uh1ops.com website’s UH-1 Operators page. Salmon River Helicopters (SRH) was established in 1993 by Guy and Cindy Carlson in Riggins, Idaho.  Guy and Cindy Carlson have an outstanding safety record with no accidents since the company started 22… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation Service, 08-Jun-15

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ACSR introduces UH-1 Tailboom Motion Detection System

ACSR introduces UH-1 Tailboom Motion Detection System

On September 16, 2013, about 1535 Pacific daylight time, a Garlick UH-1B, N204UH, experienced a tailboom separation while logging in heavily wooded terrain about 3 miles east of Detroit, Oregon.  The pilot, who was the sole occupant on board, was fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom, main rotor system, and fuselage…. Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, 13-May-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

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Liberty War Birds acquire Huey from California for restoration

Liberty War Birds acquire Huey from California for restoration

Following a five-day trip from California on a flatbed truck, a battle-scarred Vietnam veteran Bell UH-1 helicopter, the Huey to those who flew them, has found a new landing zone at Lancaster Airport. See Full Story

Source: Lancaster Online, 24-Apr-15

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Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

The Philippines has terminated the contract to purchase 21 helicopters worth about P1.2 billion, a Palace official said Friday. See Full Story

Source: Manila Standard Today, 20-Apr-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded an $83,738,954 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development efforts associated with the system improvement of system configuration sets for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Efforts include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades to existing mission computer software and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,098,324 firm fixed price contract for gearbox assembly spare parts in support of the H-1 helicopter. This contract was a sole-source. This is a 54-base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Texas with a Sept. 30, 2019, performance completion date…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has extended its agreement with Transworld Aviation in the Middle East to include component supplies for two of its most widely used turboshaft engines in the region — the T53 and T55. Transworld Aviation is already a regional distributor of Honeywell’s health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), a technology that improves… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 30-Mar-15

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Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Kaman Corporation announced today that its Aerosystems division (Kaman) has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. This five-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $25 million. The components will continue to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 27-Mar-15

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded an $8,092,320 firm-fixed-price order (0008) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 32 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircrafts. Work will be performed in Vergennes,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Mar-15

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BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able… Read more »

Source: Airwolf Aerospace, 05-Jan-15

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Bell awarded $15M more for AH-1Z and UH-1Y program management

Bell awarded $15M more for AH-1Z and UH-1Y program management

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $15,077,365 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2015.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-15

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Bell awarded $11.6M for H-1 upgrades

Bell awarded $11.6M for H-1 upgrades

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,601,939 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of additional logistics products and services in support of the H-1 upgrade effort. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2016. Fiscal 2015… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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American Freedom Museum opens new helicopter exhibit

American Freedom Museum opens new helicopter exhibit

The American Freedom Museum held the grand opening and dedication of its new outdoor “Huey Helicopter” exhibit, on Saturday, November 8th. See Full Story

Source: KYTX, 10-Nov-14

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Bell awarded $58M for long lead items for 13 UH-1Ys

Bell awarded $58M for long lead items for 13 UH-1Ys

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $58,054,000 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the long lead materials for the manufacture and delivery of 13 Lot 13 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 14 Lot 13 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the U. S. Marine Corps. Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Nov-14

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Bell contributes $1 Million to National Army Museum

Bell contributes $1 Million to National Army Museum

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced a $1 million contribution to the National Museum of the United States Army. Bell Helicopter will sponsor its iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter as the featured macro artifact of the Museum’s Vietnam War exhibit. Robert Hastings, Bell Helicopter’s Senior Vice President of Communications &… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-14

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Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”- www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector, 03-Oct-14

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Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois — affectionately dubbed the Huey — arrived yesterday on the back of a semi-trailer and Scottsdale RSL president Bruce Scott said that it would be taken to a secure location while its new home was being built. See full story

Source: The Examiner, 02-Oct-14

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Lebanon requests 18 Huey IIs plus support in $180M deal

Lebanon requests 18 Huey IIs plus support in $180M deal

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for Huey II rotary wing aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 17, 2014…. Read more »

Source: DSCA, 29-Sep-14

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Bell wins $41M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z flight training devices

Bell wins $41M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z flight training devices

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $41,776,269 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three UH-1Y flight training devices, one AH-1Z flight training device, aircraft and/or trainer driven revisions, aircraft common operational equipment, provisioned spares, associated technical data required for operational and maintenance support, and three months of initial operation evaluation period… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-14

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Huey Helicopter Museum opens in Australia

Huey Helicopter Museum opens in Australia

Opening of Huey helicopter museum – Photos – See Full Story

Source: The Recorder, 20-Aug-14

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Caboolture Warplane Museum adds an Iroquois helicopter to its collection

Caboolture Warplane Museum adds an Iroquois helicopter to its collection

Iroquois aircraft are largely associated with the Vietnam War, but this helicopter was used in Egypt in the late 1970s for United Nations peacekeeping forces following the Arab-Israeli War until 1979, then used largely for the Australian Defence Force Helicopter School. See Full Story

Source: Courier Mail, 19-Aug-14

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Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 30-Jul-14

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New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

The Post-Standard news outlet, based in the city of Syracuse in New York State, is reporting that the State Police will consolidate their aviation operations as early as this Wednesday.  Units in Syracuse and Batavia will be moved to Rochester, leaving the other two bases at Albany and Saranac Lake untouched – coincidentally the only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-14

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Bell completes Huey II and Bell 407GT Demo Tour of Middle East

Bell completes Huey II and Bell 407GT Demo Tour of Middle East

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the full capabilities of the Bell Huey II and the Bell 407GT during a series of demo flights in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in May and June 2014. The Bell 407GT light attack helicopter also completed a successful live fire demonstration in Amman to prove its… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Jul-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded $24,964,058 for delivery order 0002 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0016) for the procurement of 119 H-1 upgrade tech refresh mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-14

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Bell awarded $377M contract for 12 UH-1Y and 12 AH-1Z

Bell awarded $377M contract for 12 UH-1Y and 12 AH-1Z

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $337,772,560 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 11 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 12 Lot 11 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps to a fixed-price-incentive for the aircraft and firm-fixed-price… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-May-14

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Able Earns $8.75m in US Air Force Contracts

Able Earns $8.75m in US Air Force Contracts

Able Aerospace Services, a leading MRO service and FAA approved PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, has been awarded two five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts by Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC), located at Robinson Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. Worth an estimated $8.75 million,… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 11-May-14

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Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $59,703,818 modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 11 Lot 12 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $11,413,510 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to exercise an option to provide systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 25-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,281,805 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-12-D-0003) for the hardware and software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program. Services to be provided include design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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San Bernardino County accepts two UH-1Hs

San Bernardino County accepts two UH-1Hs

Two military surplus UH-1Hs were offered to the county by the California Emergency Management Agency’s 1033 Excess Property Program.  See full story

Source: Alpenhorn News, 13-Mar-14

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DynCorp to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support in Australia

DynCorp to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support in Australia

DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a subcontract to provide aerial firefighting support to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service in Australia. DI will perform as a subcontractor to Touchdown Helicopters of New South Wales, Australia. “We are pleased that our commercial and international strategy has taken root and is gaining traction,” said Chris… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 13-Mar-14

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Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) has decided to close a rotary-wing technology development center. See full story  No mention so far on NACRA website

Source: Seapower, 21-Feb-14

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Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 conducted low light flying evaluations for the squadron’s senior pilots at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point from Jan. 20-27. Evaluated and certified by flight instructors with Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron 1, the HMLA-467 pilots reinforced the principles and skills required to pilot an aircraft… Read more »

Source: USMC, 03-Feb-14

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Alabama Senator visits Bell facility

Alabama Senator visits Bell facility

Senator Richard Shelby paid a visit to Bell Helicopter as part of his statewide jobs and industry tour – taking a look at the quality of businesses, their products and how they affect the local economies.  See full story

Source: Dothan First, 28-Jan-14

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Bell awarded $13M delivery order for H-1 repair/overhaul work

Bell awarded $13M delivery order for H-1 repair/overhaul work

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded $13,495,182 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0001 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-14-D-015N) for repair/overhaul work of five high priority items for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 2017.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-14

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