The collaboration between ViaSat and Boeing on the integration of Link 16 and Soldier Radio Waveform capability for the Apache continues to be a great success. The degree to which these capabilities will improve Apache’s lethality and survivability, and enhance the operator’s situational awareness and ability to directly communicate with soldiers on the ground, are… Read more »
Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA. “We are committed to bringing opportunities to German companies from across the Boeing enterprise and will continue to strive to bring the best of Boeing… Read more »
A tender has been issued for a three-year contract for an EMS helicopter, including aeronautical and medical crew, for 50Hertz Transmission GmbH and three offshore wind developers in the Baltic Sea. This helicopter will be used for emergency rescues of employees on the wind turbines and offshore platforms at Iberdrola’s Wikinger, E.ON’s Arkona and EnBW’s… Read more »
Bristow Helicopters Limited has secured a new contract with Apache North Sea Limited to support its North Sea operations. The contract which has a five year primary term, with further extension options, will commence on 1 September 2017. Aircraft types provided under the contract will comprise both the Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189. Alan Corbett,… Read more »
CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced it has been awarded a new contract with Faroe Petroleum to provide helicopter services in support of their exploration drilling program at the Brasse Field in the North Sea. “We are excited to work with Faroe Petroleum as their aviation partner in this project,” said Arne Roland,… Read more »
The Czech Republic is looking into a military contract costing around CZK 6 billion. Although sources say the costs may double. Companies that are gunning for the contract include Airbus, Bell and Sikorsky. The competition is high between the three companies, but a spokesperson has said that the decision may not necessarily be made by… Read more »
Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches… Read more »
HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today it has secured a new, multi-year contract to provide helicopter services to support ExxonMobil Canada and Encana Corporation’s activities offshore Nova Scotia, Canada. “We are pleased to have been awarded this contract and look forward to… Read more »
Further cementing its position to become the international leader for the growing pre-owned helicopter market, Rotortrade Services, the independent multi-brand helicopter brokerage service company and exclusive global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters, enters into a strategic partnership with the PhilJets Group and its major shareholder Starline Global Industries to access the Philippine and Cambodian markets…. Read more »
Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected by the Forest Aviation Headquarters, a subsidiary of the Korea Forest Service, to build an S-64E model with an intended delivery date of December 2017. The S-64 is well-known in Korea and has a strong reputation for being the best firefighting aircraft available. … Read more »
Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected by Eagle Copters Ltd. as the exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australasia and Chile. The agreement includes support for a significant mixed fleet of aircraft in these regions. It will also help Eagle Copters expand… Read more »
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has entered into a cooperation agreement with Sikorsky for various helicopter parts. The agreement will finish in 2044, with the target project volume of $500 million. They hope to have $270 million worth of components made between now and 2027, reports Reuters.
The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming wind farm construction project at the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm. The 588MW, 84 turbine wind farm, will be situated in the Outer Moray Firth and is expected to power approximately 450,000 homes. The… Read more »
Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it was awarded an approximately $110 million contract from an Asia-Pacific country for the upgrade and maintenance of dozens of Mi-17 helicopters. The project will be performed over a five-year period. Elbit Systems has extensive operational experience in rotary-wing modernization activities, including conversion… Read more »
The UK Government gave Boeing permission to build a new base in Boscombe Down as well as a contract for 50 Apache helicopters. Boeing has received some negative feedback from Leonardo Helicopters and their respective employee unions over job security in Yeovil. Nick Whitney, Boeing’s Spokesperson, has stated that they have no intention of moving… Read more »
CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, for the manufacture of engine cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract has a potential value of $14.8 million based on the… Read more »
Leonardo has been awarded a £271 million (approximately €320 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver support and training services for their fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters operated by the British Army and Royal Navy. The five-year contract was announced by Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, during a… Read more »
Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Chinese company Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment announced today the signature of a contract for 30 helicopters in EMS (Emergency Medical Service) configuration comprising the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate and AW169 light intermediate twin engine models. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2017 and will be operated by Kingwing General Aviation, the parent… Read more »
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Air Methods, America’s largest emergency air medical provider and helicopter operator, to provide its fleet with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system. This will give Air Methods helicopter operators and fleet managers a full suite of products in… Read more »
The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a contract worth as much as $600 million to fulfill the growing demand for Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWSTM) laser-guided rockets. With an initial award of more than $130 million, the three-year, indefinite delivery / indefinite quantity contract will help speed the delivery of these precision guidance… Read more »
Avinco was recently awarded the largest contract of its kind, in charge of recovering, managing and remarketing a fleet of H 225 superpumas previously operated by CHC following the operator’s filing for Chapter 11. Further to the lengthy and complex initial phase consisting of centralising 21 machines spread about the world to one European location,… Read more »
Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has announced its CEO Alexander Mikheev’s contract extension until 2021. The decision was made on September 27, 2016 at the extraordinary general meeting of shareholders of Russian Helicopters. “During the three years under Alexander Mikheev’s guidance, Russian Helicopters has shown constant growth of all key financial indicators. In 2015,… Read more »
Raytheon Co., Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded an $11,848,506 firm-fixed-price contract for Reeling Machine Test Bench (RMTB) intermediate level equipment, ancillary RMTB equipment and logistics services in support of the MH-60R AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar.Â Work will be performed in Portsmouth, R.I., and is expected to be completed in April 2013.Â Contract funds will… Read more »
Sikorsky Aircraft Services, Shelton, Conn., is being awarded a maximum $39,882,800 firm-fixed-price contract for helicopter hub rotors.Â There are no other locations of performance.Â Using service is Army.Â There were originally two proposals solicited with two responses.Â The date of performance completion is Feb. 22, 2016.Â The Defense Logistics Agency Aviation, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is… Read more »
BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) has unveiled its F1RST SUPPORTSM global technical operations center powered by Dallas Airmotive. The center utilizes integrated satellite based tracking to deliver ultra-fast and efficient response to AOG aircraft. â€œWe believe this is a game changer for the engine support industry,â€ stated BBA Aviation ERO President Hugh McElroy…. Read more »
Goodrich Pump & Engine Control Systems, Inc., West Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $6,853,008 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of 348 electronic digital engine control units for the H-60 helicopter. Â Work will be performed in West Hartford, Conn., and is expected to be completed in August 2013. Â Contract funds in the amount of $748,317… Read more »
Pave-Tech, Inc., Carlsbad, Calif., is being awarded $5,640,000 for firm-fixed-price task order #0006 under a previously awarded multiple award construction contract (N62473-09-D-1605) for milling and paving portions of the airfield at Navy Outlying Field, Imperial Beach. Â The work to be performed provides for the design and repair of airfield taxiways for helicopters. Â The task order… Read more »
Projects Unlimited, Inc. announced that it has been awarded a contract to build Wiring Integrated Assemblies in support of the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopter for Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas. The contract, which exceeds $9.8 million dollars, continues Projects Unlimited, Inc.â€™s manufacturing role to include wiring integrated… Read more »
Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $14,831,456 firm-fixed-price contract for the Phase II production of 188 AN/ALE-47 forward firing dual dispenser pods for rapid installation on CH-53D/E helicopters. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (88 percent), and Melbourne, Fla. (12 percent), and is expected to be completed in October… Read more »
Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $26,500,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0018) for the procurement of 50 forward looking infrared radar for the CH-53E helicopters (42) and CH-53K helicopters (eight).Â Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June… Read more »
CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero(R)”)Â Â announced today that it has received a contract from Sikorsky Aerospace Services valued at approximately $708,000 to provide rotary wing head ring assemblies for the MH-53 and CH-53 variant helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The ring… Read more »
The Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz., was awarded on May 5 a $22,556,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the award of advance procurement/long lead for 10 Egyptian Block II Apache AH-64D helicopters. Work is to be performed in Mesa, Ariz., with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2011. One bid was solicited with one bid received. U.S…. Read more »
HOUSTON, March 23, 2010 – Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has won four contracts for work in Brazil and the U.K. North Sea totaling in excess of $275 million over their initial five-year terms. William E. Chiles, President and Chief… Read more »
MONTREAL, March 8 – Canadian Helicopters Income Fund (TSX: CHL.UN) (the “Fund”), the largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded additional work in Afghanistan by the the United States Transportation Command (“USTRANSCOM”). This amendment to the support contract previously announced on December 22, 2008, entails… Read more »
Helijet International will play a critical emergency role in the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games after being awarded a new contract with the BC Ambulance Service to operate two additional Sikorsky S-76 air ambulance helicopters during the Games.
The Acquisitions Services Directorate of the Department of the Interior’s National Business Center (NBC) has provided HAI with a Presolicitation Notice of Release of Proposed Specifications for on-call 2010 small helicopter support
The Bell Boeing Program Office announced today that it has been awarded Phase 1.5 of a two-phase Joint Performance Based Logistics (PBL) contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to support the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft for the Marine Corps (MV-22), and Air Force Special Operations Command (CV-22).
Meggitt Avionics has received follow-on orders fromBoeing for the Helicopter Air Data System (HADS) for the AH-64D Apache Longbow. These cover hardware deliveries through 2010 and continued programme management and engineering support as part of a long-term agreement covering the Apache through 2012.
DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received nine delivery orders valued at over $110 million for spare components, repairs, and program services for Mast-Mounted Sights (MMS) on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters in the U.S. and on the battlefield.