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French Military Orders Five More EC725s

French Military Orders Five More EC725s

This new acquisition is part of the plan to revitalize the economy, which the French government introduced in December 2008. The five helicopters are scheduled for delivery between late 2010 and early 2012.

Source: EADS, 30-Apr-09

Selex Galileo formally included in AgustaWestland T129 Programme for Turkey

Source: Selex, 30-Apr-09

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24 more Bell 407s Destined for Iraqi Air Force

Source: Bell, 30-Apr-09

Boeing still hopeful of new Japanese AH-64D orders

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

AgustaWestland defends Obama helicopter plan

Source: Forbes, 30-Apr-09

NV Energy faces wrongful death suit in Navy helicopter crash

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 30-Apr-09

New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

Australia has confirmed that the financial settlement with Kaman Aerospace allowing for transfer of the Royal Australian Navy’s eleven Super Seasprites back to the company was based on a bank guarantee rather than a cash payment.

Source: Rotorhub, 30-Apr-09

Rostverstol expect to fly glass-cockpit Mi-26T2 upgrade 2010

Source: Aviaport, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky and Alp Aviation sign MOU to explore International Black Hawk Transmission Manufacturing in Turkey

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Turkish Aerospace Industries delivers first S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk Tailcone

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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CAE and Neptec successfully demonstrate AVS technology to address brownout helo ops

Source: CAE, 29-Apr-09

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EADS North America names new business development director for National Guard and Reserves

Source: EADS, 29-Apr-09

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Sikorsky plans $8 billion worth of work for Turkey in copter deal

Source: Daily Star, 28-Apr-09

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Lockheed Martin announces 225 Owego layoffs

Source: Daily Review, 28-Apr-09

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Final “Increment 1” VH-71 US Presidential Helicopter Delivered

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Apr-09

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Pentagon Reverses Helo Program Trend

Source: Aviation Week, 28-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja, indigenous attack helicopter from Japan

Source: Airliners.net, 28-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland Unveils TUHP-149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme

AgustaWestland Unveils TUHP-149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme

AgustaWestland unveiled a full scale mock-up of the TUHP 149 helicopter at IDEF 2009 in Istanbul today. The TUHP 149 is the AgustaWestland candidate for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP). It is a new generation 8.1 ton medium lift multi-role helicopter designed to meet the military requirements of Turkish end users.

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Apr-09

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Defense Holdings to Develop Metal Fiber Brush Technology for Army Black Hawk Helicopter

Source: Defense Holdings, 27-Apr-09

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Russia predicts it will produce 15% of the world’s helicopters by 2015

Source: HIA, 27-Apr-09

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AgustaWestland and Kaman eye Indian Coast Guard requirement

Source: Rotorhub, 27-Apr-09

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Australia puts in request for seven CH-47F Chinooks

Source: DSCA, 27-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter EC135P2+ on test flight for Chilean Carabineros

Source: Helionline, 27-Apr-09

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Russian army in North Caucasus receives new MI-28N attack helicopters

Source: RIA Novosti, 25-Apr-09

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U.S. Army ARH Program Undergoes Major Shift

Source: Aviation Week, 25-Apr-09

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Future Lynx renamed as AW159 Lynx Wildcat

Future Lynx renamed as AW159 Lynx Wildcat

During a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility today it was announced that the Future Lynx has been renamed the AW159, bringing it in line with the other products in the growing AgustaWestland range of commercial and military rotorcraft.

Source: AgustaWestland, 25-Apr-09

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New Commander for 3rd Battalion 142nd Aviation announced

Source: New York State, 25-Apr-09

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FlightSafety’s TH-1H Weapon System Trainer Certified by the US Air Force

Source: FlightSafety, 24-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Colorful row of stored Mi-2s in Russia

Source: Flickr, 24-Apr-09

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US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

Playing a game of inches, a team of Airmen and Marines worked together April 20 to test-load two Marine helicopters into a C-5C Galaxy. The UH-1Y is used to carry Marines and supplies to forward operating locations. The AH-1Z is used to provide overwatch and show of force for coalition troops.

Source: US Air Force, 23-Apr-09

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Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

Source: US Army, 23-Apr-09

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CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

Textron Inc. CEO Lewis Campbell said Wednesday that it is “highly, highly improbable and unlikely” that the parent company of Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft will have to sell any more of its businesses to generate cash and preserve liquidity.

Source: Star Telegram, 23-Apr-09

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US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

It’s called the Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System. It mounts a powerful rifle onto highly stabilized turret, and fixes the package on board a Vigilante unmanned helicopter.

Source: Wired, 23-Apr-09

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CFDT union starts with 3.2% offer in wage negotiations with Eurocopter France

Source: CFDT, 22-Apr-09

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Chinook visits Northstar’s Chicago facility

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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Open door approach will prove SH-2G(I) says Kaman

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Apr-09

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1st Infantry Unit At Fort Riley To Get New Helicopters

Source: KAKE, 22-Apr-09

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded $20M Contract for UH-60M and CH-53K Programs

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $20M Contract for UH-60M and CH-53K Programs

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 22-Apr-09

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Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

Source: Aero-News, 22-Apr-09

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MH-60R and MH-60S Helicopters Make History With Stennis Deployment

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Interior of an Mi-26 freighter helicopter

Source: Airliners.net, 21-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Malaysian Air Force AW109LUH

Source: Airliners.net, 20-Apr-09

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MRF to manufacture helicopter tyres

Source: Hindu Business Line, 18-Apr-09

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Air Technology Group to Attend Quad-A Annual Convention in Nashville

Source: RotorNews, 18-Apr-09

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Kiowa helicopter testing going strong at Yuma Proving Ground

Source: Yuma Sun, 18-Apr-09

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Russian Helicopters Sees Lucrative Upgrade Market

Source: Defense News, 18-Apr-09

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Telephonics Receives $99.3M Order for Additional MH-60R Radar Systems

Source: Telephonics, 18-Apr-09

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Canadian Dept of Defence wil not accept H-92 Cyclone without run-dry capability

Source: Globe & Mail, 18-Apr-09

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DRS Technologies Receives $110M In Orders To Support U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Mast-Mounted Sights

DRS Technologies Receives $110M In Orders To Support U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Mast-Mounted Sights

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.

Source: DRS, 18-Apr-09

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Naval Surface Warfare Center to assist in LAIRCM integration on CH-53D

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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Taiwan tries to expedite Black Hawk purchase

Source: Flightglobal, 17-Apr-09

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Boeing Expects To Bid For India Attack, Heavy-Lift Helicopters

Source: WSJ, 16-Apr-09

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Telit signs co-operation agreement with Eurocopter

Source: Trading Markets, 16-Apr-09

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South Korea begins study into attack helicopter requirement

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Apr-09

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Helicopters of Russia reject PWC engines for Mi-38 in favour of locally-sourced TV7-117V

Source: Aviaport, 16-Apr-09

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EADS North America’s Lakota program manager to receive leadership award from the National Defense Industrial Association

EADS North America’s Lakota program manager to receive leadership award from the National Defense Industrial Association

EADS North America’s Light Utility Helicopter Program Manager and Vice President, John Burke, has been selected to receive the 2009 Leadership Excellence Award from the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Tennessee Valley Chapter.

Source: EADS, 16-Apr-09

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Minister of Defense, PM to Visit Bulgarian Military Helicopter Base

Source: BNN, 16-Apr-09

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Eurocopter and Helibras Announce the First Flight Simulator for helicopters in Latin America

Eurocopter and Helibras Announce the First Flight Simulator for helicopters in Latin America

Eurocopter and its Brazilian subsidiary Helibras are pleased to announce the introduction of the first flight simulator for helicopters in Latin America at the Latin America Aerospace & Defense (LAAD) show in Rio de Janeiro.

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Apr-09

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U.S. Army Awards GE T700 Multi-year Production Contract

Source: GE, 15-Apr-09

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Helicopter Day at Falcon Field showcases military aircraft

Source: East Valley Tribune, 14-Apr-09

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Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division

Source: Boeing, 14-Apr-09

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Ducommun announces long-term agreement for titanium exhaust ducts for V-22 Osprey

Source: http://www.ducommun.com/news/04_08_09_release.html, 14-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Pair of Mi-17s of the Czech Republic Air Force

Source: Airliners.net, 14-Apr-09

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Russia to deliver twelve Mi-35M attack helicopters to Brazil this year

Source: RIA Novosti, 11-Apr-09

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Wyle Awarded Boeing Contract for ATLAS III Ground Station to Support US Army CH-47F Chinooks

Source: Wyle, 11-Apr-09

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Eurocopter committed to be the solution provider for India’s air fleet modernization

Source: Edubourse, 11-Apr-09

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India Border Security Force orders eight Dhruvs

Source: Hindu, 11-Apr-09

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Vertical launches photo contest – but charges $25 to enter and requires copyright handover

Source: Vertical, 11-Apr-09

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Society of US Army Flight Surgeons names “Flight Surgeon of the Year”

Source: Advance, 11-Apr-09

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Evergreen Helicopters wins $158,397,403 Air Force Afghanistan contract

Source: Your Industry News, 11-Apr-09

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US Coast Guard fly new MD-65D Dolphin variant

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09

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33RQS helicopter pilots give air refueling training to JASDF

Source: US Air Force, 11-Apr-09

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Canada’s 413 Sqn take part in SAREX 2009

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09

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US CSAR competition demise leaves companies guessing

Source: Reuters, 11-Apr-09

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Turkey to decide in June between AW149, ‘T-70’ Black Hawk

Source: Flightglobal, 11-Apr-09

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