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FLIR Systems expands global presence on Sikorsky Black Hawks

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Jun-09

Turkey sends delegation to Russia for Mi-28 attack helicopters

Source: Today's Zaman, 09-Jun-09

Heli-Expo 2010 Housing to Open at 1pm EST, Tuesday, June 9

Source: HAI, 09-Jun-09

Eurocopter presenting its portfolio at Paris Air Show

Source: DefPro, 08-Jun-09

France to send Tiger HAP attack helicopters to Afghanistan

Source: DefPro, 08-Jun-09

Mexico Ordering Bell 412EPs

Source: Defense Industry Daily, 08-Jun-09

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British special forces banned from using RAF Pumas

Source: Times, 08-Jun-09

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Boeing offers A160T for USMC Unmanned Cargo Aircraft Demonstration

Source: DefPro, 05-Jun-09

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General Cites Importance of Air Power for Afghanistan

Source: DefenseLink, 05-Jun-09

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Hunting the hunters: HMCS Winnipeg continues to disrupt piracy with Sea Kings

Source: Rotorhub, 05-Jun-09

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Camcopter becomes first UAV ever to fly at Paris Air Show

Camcopter becomes first UAV ever to fly at Paris Air Show

The CAMCOPTER® S-100 will be the first-ever Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to fly as part of the official flight displays at this year’s 100 year anniversary of “Salon du Le Bourget” from June 15 to 19.

Source: Scheibel, 04-Jun-09

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Eurocopter EC725 Caracal carries out first maritime rescue mission

Source: Rotorhub, 03-Jun-09

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US Navy terminates VH-71 presidential helicopter contract

Source: Flightglobal, 03-Jun-09

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UK Lynx Mk9’s receive enhanced protection package from Vector Aerospace

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Jun-09

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Mundus and AirStar Releases New High Tech VTUAVs to Fulfill Contracts With US Army, Navy and Air Force

Source: Mindus, 02-Jun-09

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Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

Northrop Grumman-Developed U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Shines At Sea

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully completed the latest set of fully autonomous flight operations onboard the USS McInerney (FFG-8) in support of dynamic interface testing. This was a critical step for the U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout toward Operational Evaluation (OpEval), scheduled for later this summer.

Source: Northrop Grumman, 02-Jun-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Czech Republic Air Force Mil Mi-2

Source: Airliners.net, 02-Jun-09

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Sikorsky Frontlines – Q2 2009 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Jun-09

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Handover of command at Royal Air Force’s SAR 22 Squadron

Handover of command at Royal Air Force’s SAR 22 Squadron

Source: RAF, 29-May-09

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France and UK work on Sea Skua anti-ship missile replacement

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

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Indian MoD issues tender for heavy lift helicopters

Source: Indian Express, 29-May-09

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US Air Force team conducts air-assault training from Army helos

Source: US Air Force, 29-May-09

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Helicopter industry leaders call on U.S. Government to fund more R&D

Source: Star Telegram, 29-May-09

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GE Aviation supports the adoption of WiTNESSS with its wireless sensor technology

Source: Vertical, 29-May-09

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AgustaWestland Opens New Dedicated T129 Facility

AgustaWestland Opens New Dedicated T129 Facility

AgustaWestland opens its new T129 facility in Cascina Costa, Italy. The official opening ceremony was attended by delegates from the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Land Force Command and Turkish General Staff as well as industry representatives from Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) and Aselsan.

Source: AgustaWestland, 29-May-09

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Egypt requests 12 AH-64D Apaches

Source: DSCA, 29-May-09

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ITT awarded $11.4 million special ops night vision contract

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

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Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghan Army Air Corps set to reintroduce Mi-35

Afghanistan’s National Army Air Corps is preparing to transition its Mi-35 Hind helicopters into an operational attack role for the first time with planning underway to allow their use in overwatch and convoy support missions.

Source: Rotorhub, 29-May-09

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Arotech Receives $650,000 Helicopter Armor Orders

Source: Arotech, 28-May-09

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Nebraska Guard marks opening of helicopter base

Source: Omaha.com, 28-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Royal Air Force AgustaWestland AW109E

Source: Airliners.net, 28-May-09

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Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

Fleet Air Arm commissions Lynx Wildcat Fielding Squadron

The new Squadron replaces the Lynx Operational Evaluation Unit (LOEU) and major changes are now on the horizon for the Lynx Helicopter Force with the anticipated arrival of the AW 159 Lynx Wildcat currently being built by Agusta Westland

Source: Royal Navy, 27-May-09

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Indian Air Force to replace Mi-35 fleet with new attack helicopter tender release

Source: Indian Express, 27-May-09

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RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

RAF Puma upgrade by Eurocopter Romania stalled amid fears of voter backlash

The work on the 33 Pumas is expected to be done by Eurocopter Romania, but MPs are worried about the reaction of voters amid rising unemployment in Britain. The Government is said to favour switching the £250 million to £400 million contract from Eurocopter to AgustaWestland, which would upgrade the Royal Navy’s Sea Kings instead… Read more »

Source: Times, 27-May-09

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India’s Ministry of External Affairs turns down request from Bolivia for seven Dhruvs

Source: Business Standard, 26-May-09

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DynCorp to provide rotary-wing maintenance support to US Army in Europe

Source: DynCorp International, 26-May-09

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French Navy presents upgraded Panther Mk 2

Source: DefPro, 25-May-09

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Cobham Avionics Announces Large-Format Flight Display

Source: Vertical, 25-May-09

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Bank authorizies $500M facility to Textron to support exports for Bell and Cessna

Source: Ex-Im Bank, 25-May-09

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Scandinavian Safety Training Centre introduces new simulator

Source: Rotorhub, 22-May-09

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South Korean anti-piracy helicopter gets anti-missile equipment

Source: IOL, 22-May-09

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Video Profile: Northwest Helicopters

Source: Aero TV, 22-May-09

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Budget woes force Canadian military to look at fewer battlefield helicopters

Source: Canadian Press, 22-May-09

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Former Iraq war helicopter pilot Tammy Duckworth sworn in at VA

Source: Belleville News-Democrat, 22-May-09

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Canadian helicopters make history in Afghanistan

Source: Helicopters Magazine, 22-May-09

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Pentagon may build two different presidential helicopters

Source: GovExec, 22-May-09

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New South Korean military helicopter requirements to be re-scoped

Source: Rotorhub, 21-May-09

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Australia preparing for Black Hawk EWSP flight tests

Source: Rotorhub, 21-May-09

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Puma helicopter maintenance base could be set up at IAR Ghimbav, Romania

Source: Financiarul, 21-May-09

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British military helicopter pilot named as ESA astronaut

Source: BBC, 21-May-09

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Saab, Swiss UAV Team on Rotorcraft

Source: Defense News, 20-May-09

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Boeing Delivers Apache Longbow Crew Trainer to US Troops in Germany

Source: Boeing, 20-May-09

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New lease of life for French Navy Panthers

Source: Rotorhub, 20-May-09

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Australia plans new A$403 million helicopter fleet sustainment spend

Source: Rotorhub, 19-May-09

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EU ministers launch new heavy-lift helicopter project

Source: AP, 19-May-09

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Australia confirms Seahawk sustainment and replacement project timings

Source: Rotorhub, 19-May-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Two RAF Chinooks take off in close formation

Source: Airliners.net, 19-May-09

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AgustaWestland Opens New Regional Business Headquarters In Portugal

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-May-09

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US Air Force website unveils new design

Source: US Air Force, 17-May-09

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Glass cockpit Mi-8 to fly by year end

Source: HIA, 17-May-09

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Pentagon issues stop-work order for presidential helicopter

Source: Elmira Star Gazette, 17-May-09

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Kazan completes second Mi-38 with local ТV7-117В engines

Source: Kazan, 17-May-09

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CGAS San Francisco honors fallen aircrew of helicopter 6505

Source: Coastguard News, 16-May-09

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EU formally asks Italy to comply with court ruling over helicopter purchase contracts

Source: Forbes, 15-May-09

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Sri Lanka Air Force buys more Mi-17 and Mi-24

Sri Lanka Air Force buys more Mi-17 and Mi-24

Sri Lanka has ordered a number of military transport helicopters and other weaponry from Russia, the country’s defense secretary said in an exclusive interview with RIA Novosti.

Source: RIA Novosti, 15-May-09

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DCMA Approves Bell Helicopter’s EVMS Certification

Source: Vertical, 15-May-09

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MH-53M Pave Low goes on display in UK museum

Source: Express & Star, 14-May-09

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Boeing nearing flight tests for all-new AH-64 engine

Source: Flightglobal, 14-May-09

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Visitor registration opens for Helitech 2009

Source: Helitech, 14-May-09

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University of North Dakota to purchase five helicopters on back of Saudi training contract

Source: InForum, 14-May-09

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Helicopter pilot school at Nellis on hold so trainers can fly in Afghanistan

Source: Las Vegas Sun, 14-May-09

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded $15M Contract for ASIST Helicopter Handling Systems

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $15M Contract for ASIST Helicopter Handling Systems

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 13-May-09

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AgustaWestland Launches Helicopter Tactics Training Programme

AgustaWestland Launches Helicopter Tactics Training Programme

AgustaWestland announced today at the ITEC 2009 exhibition the launch of a Helicopter Tactics Training Programme for military helicopter crews to help them prepare for deployed multi-national operations, especially in conflict zones where risks can be significantly reduced by pre-deployment tactics training.

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-May-09

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