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Iraq orders 24 Eurocopter EC635 helicopters

Source: AFP, 26-Mar-09

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Defence Helicopter Flying School AW139 – first published image

Source: Airliners.net, 26-Mar-09

New equipment to boost French helicopter safety in brownout conditions

25-Mar-09

Indian Government cancels tenders for 22 attack helicopters

Source: Times of India, 24-Mar-09

SELEX Systems Integration wins Chinook Mk3 training contract

Source: Selex, 24-Mar-09

Canadian Government confirms Sikorsky H92 Cyclone project running four years late

Source: Globe and Mail, 24-Mar-09

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Boeing Begins Work On DARPA DiscRotor

Source: Aviation Week, 24-Mar-09

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USS Wasp flight deck qualifies for MV-22s

USS Wasp flight deck qualifies for MV-22s

The USS Wasp (LHD 1) Air Department completed their final MV-22 Osprey qualification March 18, certifying them to perform launch and recovery evolutions.

Source: US Navy, 24-Mar-09

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Rotorhub reports from Canadian Helicopter Force Afghanistan Operations Centre

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Mar-09

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German Navy to decide soon on their new Maritime Helicopter

Source: Defpro, 23-Mar-09

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Norwegian All Weather SAR Helicopter programme moves ahead

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Mar-09

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US Navy celebrate 50th anniversary of Sea King first flight

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Mar-09

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Last North Carolina CH-46 squadron soon to have Ospreys

Source: Marine Corps Times, 19-Mar-09

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$37.2M National Guard helicopter base opens in St. Cloud, Minnesota

Source: MSNBC, 19-Mar-09

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Japan gets helicopter carrier

Source: Straits Times, 19-Mar-09

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First Apache Helicopters Depart From Morrisville NC Wednesday

Source: My NC, 18-Mar-09

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Royal Navy helicopter pilots undertake Arctic training

Source: UK MoD, 18-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Argentine Navy Schweizer 300C on floats

Source: Aviation Corner, 18-Mar-09

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US tests aim to eliminate brownouts for helicopter pilots

Source: Flightglobal, 17-Mar-09

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Carleton University masters student creating jet-smooth helicopter rides

Source: Carleton University, 17-Mar-09

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Onboard Systems Receives Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Mar-09

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Battle opportunities for Mi-28N exaggerated – obsolete equipment and poor electronics

Source: Aviaport, 17-Mar-09

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Honeywell’s Synthetic Vision System Demonstrates Outstanding Performance on Black Hawk Helicopter

Source: Honeywell, 17-Mar-09

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Canada releases artist impression of new 443 Squadron Facility at Patricia Bay, BC

Source: Canadian Armed Forces, 16-Mar-09

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Iraq Report: George Guides MV-22s Home Safely

Source: Rotorhub, 16-Mar-09

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UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

Source: Telegraph, 14-Mar-09

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EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America today delivered the initial three UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to the District of Columbia National Guard, providing new-generation aircraft for a range of aviation support missions in the nation’s capital area.

Source: EADS, 14-Mar-09

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EU, NATO should more cooperate on helicopter use, says Czech minister

Source: Ceske Noviny, 14-Mar-09

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Police near British naval helicopter base warn again shining high-powered torches at aircraft at night

Source: BBC, 13-Mar-09

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Barco extends avionics offering with new generation Head-Up Display

Source: Barco, 13-Mar-09

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Rolls-Royce expands global customer training with new North American facility

Source: Rolls-Royce, 13-Mar-09

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Sikorsky head calls Bell combination “interesting”

Source: Reuters, 13-Mar-09

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BAE Systems Committed to Nowra for Seahawk Support Contract

Source: BAE Systems, 13-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Japanese AH-64D Apache on skis

Source: ImageShack, 13-Mar-09

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Rolls-Royce Turbomeca signs engine support contract with Australian Aerospace for Army NH90 fleet

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Mar-09

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Lawmakers urge U.S. to send promised helicopters to Mexico

Source: Dallas Morning News, 12-Mar-09

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AirKnight and Soteria Consortia Declare Details of UK SAR Helicopters Bid

Source: DefenseNews, 12-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: US Navy Sea Hawk fly by of USS Theodore Roosevelt

Source: Airliners.net, 12-Mar-09

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1,000 safe and happy customers: Canadian Helicopter Force Afghanistan makes it happen

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Mar-09

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Bidding for attack helicopters fails anew, Philippine military chief says

Source: PhilStar, 10-Mar-09

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U.S. set to approve helicopter sale to Taiwan this year: sources say

Source: Breitbart, 10-Mar-09

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Canada’s CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters reach initial operational capability

Canada’s CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters reach initial operational capability

On March 3, 2009, Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, Chief of the Air Staff, accompanied by Colonel Christopher Coates, the Commander of the Canadian Air Wing in Kandahar, announced that the CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters had reached initial operational capability (IOC).

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Mar-09

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Bell Aerospace Services Begins Work on U.S. Marine Corps Reset Maintenance Contract

Source: http://www.bellhelicopter.com/en/company/pressReleases/PR_09_0306_BellAeroMarinesContract.cfm, 10-Mar-09

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The Mexican Ministry of Defense Orders 6 EC725 Helicopters from Eurocopter

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-09

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OH-6A Loach arrives in UK for air display work

Source: Huey.co.uk, 10-Mar-09

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Eurocopter Rotor – March/April 2009 edition

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cyprus Air Force SA342L Gazelle

Source: Airliners.net, 09-Mar-09

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RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

AN RAF pilot who saved the life of the Afghan governor of Helmand province by refusing to put his Chinook helicopter down even after a Taliban rocket took out part of its rotor blade has won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Source: The Times, 08-Mar-09

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DC National Guard replaces UH-1 with UH-72A Lakota

Source: Examiner, 08-Mar-09

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Air Force Cross For Naval Pilot Who Assisted In Rescue Of 23 People

Source: Royal Navy, 06-Mar-09

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ST Aerospace recognised as a Boeing Chinook MRO centre

ST Aerospace recognised as a Boeing Chinook MRO centre

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) today announced that its subsidiary, ST Aerospace Systems Pte Ltd (STA Systems), was recognised by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) as a Boeing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for the CH-47 Chinook engine transmission

Source: ST Aerospace, 06-Mar-09

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Missouri National Guard will retire ‘Huey’ on Saturday

Source: News Leader, 06-Mar-09

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First of Six Mi-17s awaiting delivery from Kazan plant to Azerbaijan military

Source: AviaPort, 06-Mar-09

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NASA’s SMART Project Develops Variable-Shaped Helicopter Rotors

Source: NASA, 06-Mar-09

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Russian helicopter plants produced total of 169 civil and military helicopters in 2008

Source: Airport.ru, 06-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: AgustaWestland 109LUH of Swedish Armed Forces

Source: Airliners.net, 06-Mar-09

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Royal Air Force Chinook NVG refit ‘linked to crashes’

Source: BBC, 05-Mar-09

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Indonesian air force restructures Super Puma orders

Source: Rotorhub, 04-Mar-09

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Rugged Mobile Computer Keeps Army Black Hawks On Mission

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-09

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Kadena Airmen advise Afghans on Russian-made helicopters

Source: US Air Force, 03-Mar-09

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Majority of cost over-runs on Presidential VH-71 are associated with design changes

Source: Reuters, 03-Mar-09

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Japanese Ministry of Defence signs for 2 Eurocopter EC135s

Source: Eurocopter, 02-Mar-09

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Design specs on the president’s helicopter found on Iranian systems; leaked via P2P

Source: ZDNet, 02-Mar-09

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Ground breaking ceremony for the Aircraft Prototyping Facility at Pax River

Source: Bay Net, 02-Mar-09

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Roll out of 125th overhauled helicopter held at Dhamial Camp Rawalpindi

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, 02-Mar-09

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India signs pact for supply of a Dhruv to Mauritius

Source: Asian Age, 02-Mar-09

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Columbia army receives 4 Mi-17s from Russian Federation

Source: ITAR-TASS, 01-Mar-09

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Turkey’s ATAK helicopter to be airborne before end of 2009

Source: Today's Zaman, 01-Mar-09

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Lockheed Martin’s VUIT Technology Provides Network Interoperability for Multiple Aviation Platforms

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Mar-09

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Pakistan requests Cobra and Apache attack helicopters from US

Source: Daily Times, 01-Mar-09

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Israel requests four more Apaches, options for more

Israel requests four more Apaches, options for more

The Israeli air force wants to increase its inventory of Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters.

Source: Flightglobal, 01-Mar-09

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Sikorsky Frontlines – Q1 2009 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Mar-09

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Vector Aerospace UK Chinook team’s achievements commended

Source: Vector Aerospace, 27-Feb-09

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