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LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today that it has delivered four shipsets of cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ 107-II aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-46).  The armor is designed to protect crew members while operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation is officially the first Civilian owner and operator of a CH-46E Sea Knight.  Our long road began in March of 2014 when we bought four airframes from the GSA auction.  With many hurdles in our path and much help we finally received our completed Type Certificate in July of 2015 and have an… Read more »

Source: Sky Aviation, 18-Jan-16

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Final flight for CH-46 Phrog with USMC

Final flight for CH-46 Phrog with USMC

The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight conducted its first flight August 1962 and on August 1, 2015, the Sea Knight made its final flight to the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by Marines from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774, 4th Marine Aircraft… Read more »

Source: USMC, 04-Aug-15

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Corps Air Station Miramar / 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron (HMM) 364 “Purple Foxes” held a change of command and redesignation ceremony aboard Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., Oct. 9. During the ceremony, Lt. Col. John Field, outgoing commanding officer of HMM-364, relinquished command to Lt. Col. Paul B. Kopacz, oncoming commanding officer. “It has been my esteemed honor… Read more »

Source: USMC, 13-Oct-14

NASA Crashes Helicopter to Test Safety Improvements

NASA Crashes Helicopter to Test Safety Improvements

NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet for the second time in a year – all in the name of safety. News media representatives are invited to observe the drop test, scheduled for Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. EDT (weather permitting) at NASA’s Langley Research Center in… Read more »

Source: NASA, 25-Sep-14

US Marines HMM-774 squadron prepares to retire CH-46E Sea Knight

US Marines HMM-774 squadron prepares to retire CH-46E Sea Knight

The Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 (HMM-774), stationed out of Norfolk, Va., is currently in the process of retiring their CH-46E Sea Knight transport helicopters, whose service spans 50 years, while transitioning to the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft. “Most of the Marines in my squadron, myself included, have mixed emotions about this transition,” said Master… Read more »

Source: USMC, 10-Feb-14

Last Marine CH-46E in Japan conducts final flights

Last Marine CH-46E in Japan conducts final flights

The last of the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262 flew from Marine Corps Air Station Futenma to Camp Kinser today to await final disposition. The aging CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters are being replaced on a one-for-one basis with the MV-22B Osprey, which can fly twice as fast, carry three times… Read more »

Source: USMC, 01-Oct-13

NASA Crashes Helicopter to Study Safety

NASA Crashes Helicopter to Study Safety

 NASA researchers will drop a 45-foot-long helicopter fuselage from a height of about 30 feet to test improved seat belts and seats and advance experimental techniques and crashworthiness data. NASA is collaborating with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army and Federal Aviation Administration on the Transport Rotorcraft Airframe Crash Test Bed full-scale crash tests at Langley’s… Read more »

Source: NASA, 22-Aug-13

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‘Phrogs’ retire as Corps transitions to Osprey

‘Phrogs’ retire as Corps transitions to Osprey

The Marine Corps has a long and storied history with the bird they affectionately call the “Phrog.” More than four decades have passed since the CH-46A Sea Knight entered the Corps’ arsenal, and now, 49 years later, the birds will be resting their wings as their last flights come to an end as the Corps… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 07-May-13

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20-Feb-13 Boeing CH-46E Phitsanulok, Thailand

Hard emergency landing in a forest in Phitsanulok province.  Four of six (or seven?) occupants were admitted to hospital – Brigan Forney, Sarah Smith, Matthew Marcinko and Gavin Christian. Brigan Forney is reported to be suffering serious burns.  Helicopter was taking part in Exercise “Cobra Gold 2013”

20-Feb-13

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ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48-million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK’s Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-Dec-12

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Fleet Readiness Center East delivers last H-46

Fleet Readiness Center East delivers last H-46

The H-46 model “Phrog” helicopter has served the Marine Corps for nearly 50 years, but its era is drawing to a close. During a ceremony here Nov. 9, Fleet Readiness Center East sent off the last HH-46 helicopter it will service to Marine Transport Squadron 1. The helicopter is being replaced by the MV-22B Osprey,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 15-Nov-12

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Rockwell-Collins awarded $17M contract for Nav/Comm repairs

Rockwell-Collins awarded $17M contract for Nav/Comm repairs

Rockwell-Collins Inc., Government Systems Division, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $17,172,085 requirements contract for the repair of navigational and communication components for the E2C, EA-6B, F/A-18, P-3, H-1, H-46, H45-D aircraft, and the H53 and H60 helicopters.  Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (80 percent) and Atlanta, Ga., (20 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Oct-12

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3rd MAW showcases helicopter firefighting capabilities

3rd MAW showcases helicopter firefighting capabilities

Third Marine Aircraft Wing Marines from Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., participated in a Wildland Firefighting Exercise at Camp Pendleton, Calif., May 10. The exercise was presented in the form of a demonstration to local military and fire departments as to what 3rd MAW, military assets, and local fire departments bring to the fight…. Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 14-May-12

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Japan – HMM-265 Dragons return to Atsugi

Japan – HMM-265 Dragons return to Atsugi

One year after rendering assistance to Japanese tsunami victims during Operation Tomadachi from a base of operations in Atsugi, the Dragons of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (Reinforced) returned for an encore. Three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters and 16 Marines, part of the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Air Combat Element, conducted a humanitarian assistance and… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 30-Apr-12

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Sea Knight gets new life

Sea Knight gets new life

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION, CHERRY POINT, N.C. — Heard the adage the last CH-46 Phrog pilot hasn’t been born yet? Well, he or she may have been born, but they’re probably still in middle school, thanks to a collaborative program between PMA-226 and the State Department. “We are actively transferring CH-46E aircraft to the Department… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 19-Mar-12

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15-Oct-11 Boeing CH-46 Havelock, US-North Carolina

Downdraft during take off from Havelock Chili Festival caused widespread damage and some injuries to people

15-Oct-11

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Dragons join 31st MEU as air combat element

Dragons join 31st MEU as air combat element

CAMP HANSEN, Japan — Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265 (Reinforced), known as the “Dragons,” became attached to the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, III Marine Expeditionary Force, June 13, as the MEU’s air combat element. “Our mission will be to provide the best possible service for 2nd Battalion, 7th Marines, and the 31st MEU,” said Sgt…. Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 23-Jun-11

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Inspections keep HMM-265 blades spinning

Inspections keep HMM-265 blades spinning

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION FUTENMA, OKINAWA, Japan  — Between training exercises and deployments, the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter is an asset used throughout the Marine Corps, said Maj. Cory Dekraai, an Ann Arbor, Mich. native and aircraft maintenance officer with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 265, Marine Aircraft Group 36, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 10-Dec-10

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HMM-774 performs exchange program with Colombian Marines

HMM-774 performs exchange program with Colombian Marines

COVENAS, Colombia  — Colombian Marines search the sky as they hear a loud commotion overhead. Within minutes, three CH-46E Sea Knight helicopters creep from the trees and land at the flight line as part of a joint subject matter expert exchange on Colombian Marine Corps Base Covenas in Colombia, Aug. 13. Colombian Marines geared up… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 30-Aug-10

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Northrop Grumman awarded $77M contract for CH-53 and CH-46 IR countermeasures

Northrop Grumman awarded $77M contract for CH-53 and CH-46 IR countermeasures

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Ill., is being awarded an undefinitized contract action with an estimated value of $77,655,380 for the procurement of 121 AN/AAQ-24(V) 25 Guardian laser transmitter assemblies for installation on CH-53D, CH-53E, and CH-46E helicopters, including associated technical data.  The guardian laser transmitter assembly, a component of the large aircraft infrared… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Aug-10

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CH-46E Sea Knight “Lady Ace 09” unveiled at aviation museum

CH-46E Sea Knight “Lady Ace 09” unveiled at aviation museum

Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 165 (Reinforced), the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar joined forces commemorating the 35th anniversary of Operation Frequent Wind and the unveiling of “Lady Ace 09,” the CH-46E Sea Knight helicopter that evacuated Ambassador Graham Martin from the South Vietnamese Embassy in 1975. Hundreds of Marines, their… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 05-May-10

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18-Sep-09 Boeing CH-46 Sparta, US-Tennessee

18-Sep-09

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USMC unit HMM-265 celebrates 45 years with CH-46 ‘Phrogs’

Source: US Marine Corps, 10-Jul-09

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Northrop Grumman to Equip Directional Infrared Countermeasures System Onboard U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E Helicopters

Source: Northrop Grumman, 08-Jan-09

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