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Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

The Marine Corps is working together with Sikorsky to bring down the price of their new CH-53K helicopter. The CH-53K is in production to replace the Corps’ CH-53E helicopters. Although currently, the price is sitting at $95 million per helicopter, it has the potential, due to cost growth, to accumulate to $122 million. The Marine… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Mar-17

USMC to upgrade all 147 CH-53E helicopters

USMC to upgrade all 147 CH-53E helicopters

U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent years drove the platform’s readiness level to unsustainable depths. The issue first came to light following the January 2014 crash… Read more »

Source: USMC, 11-Aug-16

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Super Stallion is worn out, says report

Super Stallion is worn out, says report

The internal military report leads with a warning, typed in bold: If called to war tonight, the Marine Corps could only meet operational demands by deploying nearly every heavy-lift transport helicopter remaining in its inventory. See Full Story

Source: Pilot Online, 26-Feb-16

Erickson delivers CH-53E tail pylons

Erickson delivers CH-53E tail pylons

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce completion of its fourth delivery of aircraft tail pylons for the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion the largest helicopter is the U.S. naval fleet. The fifth and final pylon will ship by the end of the year. Erickson was contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 18-Dec-15

US Navy to buy two MH-53E from Japan for spares

US Navy to buy two MH-53E from Japan for spares

May 27 The U.S. Navy on Wednesday said it had signed a deal with Japan to buy components from two decommissioned, U.S.-built MH-53E heavy-lift helicopters operated by the Asian country, and other spare parts to help service its own aging fleet of H-53 aircraft. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 01-Jun-15

Sikorsky redesigns CH-53K main gear box

Sikorsky redesigns CH-53K main gear box

A failure in the main gear box of the US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) developmental Sikorsky CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter has prompted the need for redesign of that component as the Corps presses ahead to replace its troubled and ageing CH-53Es, US Navy (USN) and USMC officials said on 14 April. See Full Story

Source: IHS, 17-Apr-15

Heavy Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302 receives new home

Heavy Marine Helicopter Training Squadron 302 receives new home

Base and station leaders gathered to observe the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron 302 Hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River Friday. The hangar was designed to allow the air station to better support training and operational squadrons. “With a plan in place to relocate multiple squadrons from Marine… Read more »

Source: USMC, 01-Apr-15

US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

Issued Feb 6th –  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership conducted a review board at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Feb. 6, 2015, to determine the effectiveness of mitigation measures that were put in place after the January 2014 MH-53E mishap. After an initial assessment by NAVAIR’s Heavy Lift Helicopters Program (PMA-261), the in-service support… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Feb-15

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US Marines increase presence in Australia

US Marines increase presence in Australia

Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay departed here, March 25, to begin a six-month deployment to Australia’s Northern Territory as part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin. Approximately 100 Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463) and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24), as well as four CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters… Read more »

Source: USMC, 28-Mar-14

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HMH-772 flies toward aerial excellence

HMH-772 flies toward aerial excellence

Since its inception, the Marine Corps has adapted to and overcome the numerous challenges and obstacles that have stood before it. And with highly capable units such as Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 772, the Marine Corps will conquer future obstacles as well. Commonly known as the “Hustlers,” HMH-772 is primarily stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 05-Dec-13

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HMH-461 welcomes new commanding officer

HMH-461 welcomes new commanding officer

Lt. Col. Nicholas A. Morris relinquished command of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 to Lt. Col. Wade J. Dunford during a change of command ceremony at the HMH-461 flight line, Oct. 18. Morris’ first duty station was Marine Corps Air Station New River in 1997, where he served as a pilot for Marine Heavy… Read more »

Source: USMC, 29-Oct-13

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LifePort awarded critical systems armor contract to equip US Navy CH-53E

LifePort awarded critical systems armor contract to equip US Navy CH-53E

AUSA — LifePort, Inc. today announced it will equip U.S. Navy Sikorsky CH-53E helicopters with its Critical Systems Armor (CSA) to reduce aircraft systems damage from hostile small arms fire and other threats during combat operations. There are 40 CSA kits currently under production with deliveries beginning in the fourth quarter of this year. A… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 22-Oct-13

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PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL Services Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,300,156 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E platforms. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-13

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2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI

2nd MAW squadrons team up to prepare for WTI

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 provided command and control functions as well as strike and escort support during an exercise for various 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing assets Jan. 31. The exercise was conducted to prepare Marines for the Weapons and Tactics Instructors course, where pilots from every branch of Marine aviation learn how to… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 14-Feb-13

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PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services Inc.,* Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,321,932 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E aircraft platforms.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-13

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GE awarded $95M in contracts for H-53 engines

GE awarded $95M in contracts for H-53 engines

General Electric, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded an $83,444,847 requirements contract for repair of 16 T-64 engine components supporting CH53D/E and MH53E helicopters.  In addition to providing spare parts required for repairs, the contract will provide manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to the Fleet Readiness Center East.  Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-12

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Eaton’s Arc-Alert™ Technology to Improve Safety, Lifecycle Cost for H-53 Retrofit Program

Eaton’s Arc-Alert™ Technology to Improve Safety, Lifecycle Cost for H-53 Retrofit Program

Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has been selected by the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide Arc-Alertâ„¢ aircraft fault-protection technology as part of a military retrofit program. Eaton will provide new arc-fault circuit breakers for 219 rotorcraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps, including CH-53D, CH-53E and MH-53E helicopters. The value of the contract has… Read more »

Source: Eaton, 03-Sep-12

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PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12

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PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,186,509 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-12

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Super Stallion hits the air in Hawaii

Super Stallion hits the air in Hawaii

As the sun began to set behind the Ko’olau Mountains, pilots and crewmembers of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 witnessed its future — a CH-53E Super Stallion flying at Landing Zone Westfield, Nov. 7. The Super Stallions were sent to Marine Corps Base Hawaii from Marine Heavy Helicopter Training Squadron, Marine Corps Air Station, New… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 13-Nov-11

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PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,876,931 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corp aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-11

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US Marines lift damaged Canadian Chinook to safety

US Marines lift damaged Canadian Chinook to safety

CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan –Canadian and U.S. forces safely recovered a downed Canadian Forces CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a tactical recovery of aircraft and personnel mission in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, May 17. Utilizing a trio CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, with assistance from 2nd Marine Logistics Group’s helicopter support team, the… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 18-May-11

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PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,918,581 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); New River, N.C. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-11

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