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Sikorsky Signs 5 Year Production Contract to Build Black Hawks for US Army

Sikorsky Signs 5 Year Production Contract to Build Black Hawks for US Army

The “Multi-Year IX” contract for UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft marks the ninth multiple-year contract for Sikorsky and the U.S. government for H-60 helicopters. The contract value for expected deliveries is approximately $3.8 billion and includes options for an additional 103 aircraft, with the total contract value potentially reaching $5.2 billion. Actual production quantities… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Jul-17

Boeing, Airbus and Lockheed Martin consider bidding for Sikorsky

Boeing, Airbus and Lockheed Martin consider bidding for Sikorsky

United Technologies Corp. is talking to potential buyers for its Sikorsky Aircraft business, people familiar with the matter said, raising the prospect that a spinoff of the maker of Black Hawk helicopters could turn into a sale. See Full Story

Source: WSJ, 21-May-15

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Austrian Commemorative Coins depict Black Hawk in Rescue Role

Austrian Commemorative Coins depict Black Hawk in Rescue Role

The Austrian Mint in Vienna has issued silver and copper 5 euro coins struck with an image of a Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter in a life-saving role to commemorate this month’s 60th anniversary of the Austrian Armed Forces (Bundesheer). The Bundesheer operates nine BLACK HAWK helicopters to perform homeland security, disaster relief, firefighting and international… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-May-15

Donaldson Marks Centennial With Exhibit Of Advanced Filtration

Donaldson Marks Centennial With Exhibit Of Advanced Filtration

Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) marks its 100th anniversary this year with an exhibit at Quad A. Donaldson provides advanced technology filtration solutions that help protect military aircraft – and the crews and troops using them – from the adverse effects of dirt, dust and other environmental contaminants. The 2015 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit is… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 30-Mar-15

Northrop Grumman Selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

Northrop Grumman Selects Wind River for Black Hawk Cockpit Digitization Program

Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, has announced that Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has selected Wind River VxWorks® 653 Platform for its latest helicopter digitization avionics mission equipment package to be integrated onto the Black Hawk UH-60V helicopter. Part of the Wind River product portfolio of safe and… Read more »

Source: Wind River, 19-Mar-15

Transportation Museum welcomes new piece of history

Transportation Museum welcomes new piece of history

The U.S. Army Transportation Museum received a retired piece of modern history to add to their full aviation pavilion at Fort Eustis, Virginia, March 10, 2015. The museum welcomed a 30-year-old VH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, designed to transport VIPs throughout the Military District of Washington. David Hanselman, U.S. Army Transportation Museum… Read more »

Source: US Army, 12-Mar-15

Thales awarded FMS software contract for US Army UH-60V cockpit

Thales awarded FMS software contract for US Army UH-60V cockpit

Thales (Euronext: HO) announces that it has been selected by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to supply its state of the art Flight Management System software, i-FMS200, which will be embedded in the avionics mission equipment package that Northrop Grumman will provide to upgrade the US Army’s UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The upgraded version of… Read more »

Source: Thales, 06-Feb-15

Elbit to supply helicopter DIRCM Systems to an Asian Army

Elbit to supply helicopter DIRCM Systems to an Asian Army

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded a contract from an Asian Army (“Customer”) to provide the mini MUSIC™ IR MWS based DIRCM systems for the Customer’s Blackhawk helicopters. The contract will be performed during 2015 and is in an amount that is not material to Elbit… Read more »

Source: Elbit, 20-Jan-15

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San Diego County leases 4th firefighting helicopter

San Diego County leases 4th firefighting helicopter

San Diego County officials added some “aerial muscle” to wildfire preparedness by leasing a fourth firefighting helicopter, but warned that the worst of fire season is still to come. See Full Story

Source: Times Of San Diego, 09-Sep-14

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11-Oct-13 N206KK Bell 206L1 Seely, US-California

Force landed in the desert due to smoke in the cabin.  Pilot and two passengers got out OK.  Helicopter consumed by fire

11-Oct-13

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