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Kendall Goodman Joins AVX as VP FVL

Kendall Goodman Joins AVX as VP FVL

AVX Aircraft is pleased to announce that Mr. Kendall Goodman has joined the AVX management team as Senior Vice President Future Vertical Lift (FVL) and Advanced Programs. Mr. Goodman will report to Troy Gaffey, AVX Chairman and CEO. Mr. Goodman comes to AVX Aircraft from Bell Helicopter Textron where he was the FVL Advanced Configurations… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 24-Jan-17

AVX working with Northrop Grumman on Phase 3 of DARPA Tern program

AVX working with Northrop Grumman on Phase 3 of DARPA Tern program

AVX Aircraft Company announced today that it is part of a team with Northrop Grumman Corporation that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has selected to complete Phase 3 of Tern, a joint program between DARPA and the U.S. Navy’s Office of Naval Research (ONR). AVX will be responsible for the final design, fabrication… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 22-Mar-16

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AVX Aircraft Attending 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

AVX Aircraft Attending 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that they will be attending the 2014 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tennessee, May 4-6, 2014.  AVX will have a large booth with new displays and information on its innovative Compound Coaxial Helicopter design which is one of four designs competing for the Army’s JMR contract. In addition… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 02-May-14

AVX selects AdamWorks for JMR Phase I Technology Demonstrator Engineering

AVX selects AdamWorks for JMR Phase I Technology Demonstrator Engineering

AdamWorks (www.adamworksinc.com), a company that designs and manufactures lightweight high-strength composite structures, has been selected by AVX Aircraft Company to provide structural engineering services in development of its Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator helicopter. AVX Aircraft Company announced that the Aviation and Missile Research,  Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) of the U.S. Army has awarded AVX a Technology Investment… Read more »

Source: AdamWorks, 22-Oct-13

AVX Awarded Technology Investment Agreement for JMR-TD

AVX Awarded Technology Investment Agreement for JMR-TD

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) of the U.S. Army has awarded AVX a Technology Investment Agreement to refine AVX’s objective aircraft design developed under a previous JMR contract and make preparations for building and flight-testing a coaxial compound helicopter technology demonstrator. AVX Aircraft Company… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 11-Oct-13

AVX Aircraft Company Selected at Category 1 competitor for JMR-TD

AVX Aircraft Company Selected at Category 1 competitor for JMR-TD

AVX officials announced that AVX Aircraft Company’s submission for the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator has been selected by the U.S. Army as a category one proposal. AVX is now in negotiations with the Army. JMR TD contracts are expected to be awarded by mid- September 2013. The AVX proposal offers the capabilities the Army wants… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 07-Jun-13

Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

The US Army has issued the following statement on helicopter procurement as part of a wider statement on how it responds to cuts in the military budget. It refers to the lack of “viable candidates” for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout program, which we read as “No candiates falls within our newly-tightened Budget constraints”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-May-13

AVX awarded US Army fuel efficiency study contract

AVX awarded US Army fuel efficiency study contract

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command in New Jersey to study technology approaches to improve fuel efficiency in vertical lift aircraft.  AVX is a member of the Vertical Lift Consortium, Inc. (“VLC”) and responded to the Army request for proposal in 2011, administered… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 11-May-12

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AVX Aircraft receives primary technology Patent

AVX Aircraft receives primary technology Patent

AVX Aircraft Company today announced that it has been granted its primary utility patent by the U.S. Patent and Trade Office.  The Company’s utility patent covers all aspects of its unique technical functions and configuration, consisting of coaxial rotors and dual ducted fans, the relationship between the rotors and fans, which provide propulsion and directional… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 03-May-12

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AVX Aircraft grows with helicopter contract

AVX Aircraft grows with helicopter contract

With a government contract in hand, AVX is working with several partner companies and has moved beyond the “struggling startup” phase, President Troy Gaffey said.  (see full story)

Source: Star-Telegram, 24-Feb-12

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BAE Systems and AVX join for US Navy’s MRMUAS Program

BAE Systems and AVX join for US Navy’s MRMUAS Program

BAE Systems and AVX Aircraft Company have combined expertise in system and subsystem integration and rotorcraft design to compete for the U.S. Navy’s Medium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (MRMUAS). The MRMUAS will provide a multi-intelligence, reconfigurable platform for operation from all air-capable ships. The joint team recently submitted its response to the Navy’s Broad… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft Company, 02-Dec-11

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AVX awarded US Army Joint Multi-Role study contract

AVX awarded US Army Joint Multi-Role study contract

AVX today announced that the US Army has awarded a contract to AVX to conduct Configuration Trades Analysis (CTA) studies on the innovative technology and configuration which AVX has developed for a complex coaxial helicopter with dual ducted fans. The approx. $4 million contract, awarded by the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate of The… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 29-Sep-11

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AVX Submits Proposal for Fly-Drive Vehicle to DARPA

AVX Submits Proposal for Fly-Drive Vehicle to DARPA

AVX Aircraft Company has responded to a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeking designs for a tactical fly-drive vehicle known as the Transformer (TX).  The DARPA stated objective of the program is “to demonstrate a four (4) person flyable/roadable vehicle that provides the warfighter terrain-independent mobility.  This presents… Read more »

Source: AVX, 17-Jul-10

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Kiowa OH-58 AVX Configuration Can Reduce Brownout

Kiowa OH-58 AVX Configuration Can Reduce Brownout

In addition to increased performance at a reduced cost, modeling has shown that the AVX configuration has the potential to reduce brownout conditions in the landing configuration. Preliminary studies were made of the downwash/sidewash flow fields of the OH‐58D and the OH‐ 58AVX, along with limited studies of particle transport in ground effect in representative… Read more »

Source: AVX, 27-Apr-10

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AVX Expands Web Site

AVX Expands Web Site

AVX Aircraft Company officials have announced that they have improved and expanded the company web site. Opened just last week at the Army’s AAAA annual convention, the site has experienced such a large volume of traffic that it was decided to expand it sooner than originally planned. Commenting on the effort, Brett Jackson, vice president… Read more »

Source: AVX Aircraft, 27-Apr-10

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AVX proposes radical OH-58 makeover – coaxial rotors and ducted fans

AVX proposes radical OH-58 makeover – coaxial rotors and ducted fans

AVX Aircraft, composed largely of ex-Bell employees, has proposed what it says is a low-cost way for the Army to upgrade its OH-58 fleet while significantly improving performance, safety and combat capability of the aircraft.

Source: Star-Telegram, 14-Apr-10

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