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Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for CH/MH-53E Tail Rotor Blade Delivery

Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for CH/MH-53E Tail Rotor Blade Delivery

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $38,738,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0001) against a basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-17-G-C101) for CH/MH-53E tail rotor blades. This is a single, stand-alone contract with no option periods. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1). Location of performance is Connecticut, with a Sept…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Sep-17

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

CPI Aerostructures Announces MH-53E Sea Dragon Component MRO Contract From Sikorsky Aircraft

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received a contract from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to provide maintenance repair and overhaul services for tow hook assemblies used on the MH-53E Sea Dragon, the U.S. Navy’s primary airborne mine countermeasures aircraft. CPI Aero will tear down, inspect,… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 30-May-17

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Sikorsky Agrees to Fatal Crash Settlement

Sikorsky Agrees to Fatal Crash Settlement

Sikorsky was sued on the terms of wrongful death and negligence in 2014 and has recently agreed to a “settlement in principle” reports My San Antonio. The MH-53E Sea Dragon crashed on January 8th 2014 off the Virginia Beach Coast and killed three of its crew members; Lt.  Sean Snyder, 39, Lt. Wesley Van Dorn,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-16

Erickson Elevates Legacy Aircraft Maintenance Services Program

Erickson Elevates Legacy Aircraft Maintenance Services Program

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has increased its support of legacy aircraft with several key project updates. “We have more than 200 mechanics and engineers on our team at Erickson,” said Kerry Jarandson, Erickson’s Vice President of MRO and Manufacturing. “They have taken our existing offering of services for legacy aircraft, and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 02-Mar-16

Erickson to refurbish two MH-53E Sea Dragons

Erickson to refurbish two MH-53E Sea Dragons

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected as a subcontractor by Adams Communication & Engineering Technologies (ACET) for the refurbishment of two MH-53E helicopters, in support of the United States Navy Heavy Lift Helicopter Program. “Erickson is pleased to partner with ACET in support of this project,” said Jeff… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Jan-16

US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

Having been disestablished in 1994, HM-12 will once again serve as a fleet replacement squadron, where new pilots and crew members go to learn how to fly their designated aircraft. See full story

Source: PilotOnline, 01-Oct-15

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $14,761,000 value cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine hunting sonar systems. The purpose of this effort is to meet an urgent operational need for volume search minehunting capability deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-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

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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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Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $8,692,133 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0032 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0018) for integration of one Operational Flight Program for the Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation software upgrade program for the MH-53E Type Model Series aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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MH-53E Sea Dragon – Troubled past, uncertain future

MH-53E Sea Dragon – Troubled past, uncertain future

The US Navy have reportedly decided to develop a replacement to the MH-53E rather than invest a significant amount of money to keep the helicopters flying – see full story

Source: Virginian Pilot, 22-Feb-14

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Navy divers, sailors awarded for MH-53E recovery and salvage

Navy divers, sailors awarded for MH-53E recovery and salvage

Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command, presented awards to sailors and Navy Divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 (MDSU2) Feb. 6 for salvaging last month’s downed MH-53E helicopter and recovering a missing aviator. Gortney also congratulated MDSU2 on other recent mission highlights including salvaging a downed U.S. Air Force F-16C Falcon… Read more »

Source: USMC, 10-Feb-14

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Engility Corp awarded $9.7M contract for support to MH-53, VXX and VH Executive programs

Engility Corp awarded $9.7M contract for support to MH-53, VXX and VH Executive programs

Engility Corp., Mount Laurel, N.J., is being awarded a $9,746,234 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide technical and engineering support services in the areas of requirement specification, design, implementation, test, management, and maintenance of laboratory/information system and project/program related software in support of the VH Executive Transportation Program, the MH-53 program, the VXX program, and Avionics System… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-12

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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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New MH-53E desktop trainer developed for Sea Dragon aviators

New MH-53E desktop trainer developed for Sea Dragon aviators

Naval Aviation Training Systems program office (PMA-205), and industry partners have developed a portable, desktop trainer, or DTT, to assist Sea Dragon pilots with navigation, communication and surveillance/air traffic management (CNS/ATM) training. The trainer is at the beginning of a naval aviation trend toward having DTTs for aircraft with glass cockpits, according to Rick Anderson,… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 13-Sep-11

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