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Bell-Boeing awarded $19.8M for MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing awarded $19.8M for MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $19,828,419 for cost-plus- fixed-fee modification to delivery order 0096 previously issued against a basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22.  This modification provides for the procurement of additional nonrecurring engineering in support of the MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) universal urgent needs effort… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS awarded $8.6M for running Utility Helicopter Project Office at Huntsville

CAS Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded a $8,651,520 modification (003873) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico, Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Colombia, Jordan, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Sweden, Slovakia) W31P4Q-05-A-0024 for labor hours and travel  supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of March… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Aurora Flight Sciences awarded $15M more for UH-60 ALIAS program

Aurora Flight Sciences awarded $15M more for UH-60 ALIAS program

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp.,* Manassas, Virginia, has been awarded a $15,350,660 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00003) to exercise the Phase II Option of previously awarded HR0011-15-C-0027 for the Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Phase II will focus on refinement of the overall ALIAS system, risk reduction, demonstration of rapid installation time, and more in-flight demonstrations…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

Sikorsky awarded $14M contract to support Taiwan UH-60M operations

Sikorsky awarded $14M contract to support Taiwan UH-60M operations

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,813,184 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Taiwan) for trained pilots and maintenance operations for the UH-60M to support the fielding of new aircraft as well as the storage of four UH60s. Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Aug…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

HNZ wins nine-helicopter US DoD North Warning System contract

HNZ wins nine-helicopter US DoD North Warning System contract

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ.A, HNZ.B) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today it had received a notice of intent to award a contract from the United States Department of Defense in support of the North Warning System (“NWS”). HNZ, operating under the brand Canadian Helicopters, has been… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 07-Sep-15

New Head of Terma Asia Pacific Subsidiary

New Head of Terma Asia Pacific Subsidiary

Jannik Termansen has been part of the team at Terma’s office in Singapore, running our Business Development activities and spearheading our relations to partners and governments across Asia Pacific. Jannik has been working in the Asia Pacific region for more than five years, and he is thus well versed in understanding customer needs and the… Read more »

Source: Terma, 07-Sep-15

French Army NH90 Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

French Army NH90 Full Flight Simulator Ready for Training

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES announces that NAHEMA and the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement, DGA) have declared ready for training the French Army Aviation NH90 Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The FFS is operational at the French Army Aviation Academy NH90 Joint Training Center (Centre de formation interarmées, CFIA) in Le Cannet-des-Maures, south-eastern France. The… Read more »

Source: Sogitec, 04-Sep-15

HAL Completes Hot & High Trials of LCH

HAL Completes Hot & High Trials of LCH

HAL successfully carried out the hot and the high-altitude trials of indigenously designed, developed attack chopper Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) at Leh recently. “These seasonal trials – including cold weather trials carried out at Leh during February this year – have been completed as part of the certification process. The flight trials at Leh have… Read more »

Source: HAL, 04-Sep-15

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Russian Helicopters to sign maintenance contract with India

Russian Helicopters to sign maintenance contract with India

Among other things, an offer was put forward to sign long-term contracts between the Air Force, Navy and the Indian Interior Ministry and Russian Helicopters holding company for a period of 3 to 5 years. This will have a positive effect on the COLLABORATIVE efforts for providing after-sales service of helicopters and will also streamline… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Sep-15

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Russian military to receive Ka-52K for Mistral carriers

Russian military to receive Ka-52K for Mistral carriers

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will deliver ship-borne Ka-52K helicopters built for use on-board Mistral-class carriers to the Russian Army. “In the near future the Russian Defence Ministry will receive Ka-52K and Mi-28NM helicopters with dual controls and significantly enhanced flight capabilities and firepower,” Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev said. Russian Helicopters, (part… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Sep-15

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Mark of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Awards Given out at NIGHTCON 2015

Mark of Excellence and Lifetime Achievement Awards Given out at NIGHTCON 2015

The Night Vision Awards took place in Dallas during the annual NIGHTCON Night Vision Conference where EagleMed was given the Mark of Excellence Award and James Wisecup received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Mark of Excellence Award recognizes a company that signifies dedication to quality and excellence in their operation. “EagleMed is very pleased to… Read more »

Source: Night Vision, 04-Sep-15

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Helibras opens new simulator training center

Helibras opens new simulator training center

Facilities at the modern Training and Simulation Centre (CTS) of Helibras were inaugurated on Friday (21/08) in Rio de Janeiro. The event was attended by Defence Minister Jaques Wagner, Governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro Luiz Fernando Bigfoot, City Mayor Eduardo Paes and several civil and military authorities. Strategically located in Rio de Janeiro,… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 03-Sep-15

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US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

US approves $3 Billion upgrade of 50 Apaches to AH-64E standard

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Kingdom for AH-64E APACHE GUARDIAN Attack Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $3.00 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 26,… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Sep-15

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Russia to fulfil contract for Mi-17V5 delivery to India by year-end

Russia to fulfil contract for Mi-17V5 delivery to India by year-end

By the end of 2015 Russian Helicopters will deliver another three military transport Mi-17V5 helicopters to India to complete the contract. From 2012-2015, under an existing contract, Russia supplied India with 148 Mi-17V5 helicopters out of a total of 151 due to be delivered by the end of the year. Russian Helicopters, (part of State… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Sep-15

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Russian Helicopters to sign contracts with India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry

Russian Helicopters to sign contracts with India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry

During the Russia-India conference on after-sales service for Russian-made helicopters, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) proposed developing the after-sales service provision for Russian-made helicopters operated in India. A long-term contract between India’s Army, Navy and Home Affairs Ministry and Russian Helicopters is one of the steps envisaged as part of these improvements to… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Sep-15

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Airbus present Tiger to Polish military

Airbus present Tiger to Polish military

Airbus Helicopters has announced that the Tiger will give its first dynamic presentation in Poland, a week before being displayed for the second time at the 23rd edition of MSPO in Kielce. The combat helicopter that will perform the flight demonstration is a Tiger HAD from the French Army. It is a modern, combat-proven, high-tech… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Sep-15

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Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced long-term partner Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) was awarded a contract for 150 multi-purpose helicopters to replace Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J aircraft. The new UH-X aircraft, based on the Bell 412EPI, will be used for island defense and disaster relief efforts with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Sep-15

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Nasmyth group company wins AgustaWestland IQS Gold Award

Nasmyth group company wins AgustaWestland IQS Gold Award

Nasmyth Group, a leading global supplier of precision engineering products and services, is delighted to announce that one of its subsidiary businesses, Nasmyth Technologies Coventry – Chinn Ltd, has received an IQS Gold Award from AgustaWestland, one of the world’s leading helicopter companies. Nasmyth Technologies Coventry – Chinn Ltd was one of just 18 suppliers… Read more »

Source: Nasmyth, 02-Sep-15

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Head of External Communications

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Head of External Communications

As of today, Guillaume Steuer is reporting to Vice President of Corporate Communications Yves Barillé and is managing all external communications activities for Airbus Helicopters. Since June 2014, Guillaume Steuer has held the position of Media & Communication Officer with the European Defence Agency in Brussels – Belgium. After obtaining a European diploma of Higher… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Sep-15

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CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre plans to become ATO

CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre plans to become ATO

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that it plans to become an Approved Training Organization (ATO) according to the guidelines and procedures established by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The CAE Brunei MPTC will be adding a turnkey… Read more »

Source: CAE, 01-Sep-15

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Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

Boeing takes Apache to Poland’s largest Defence Show

The Boeing [NYSE:BA] AH-64 Apache attack helicopter will be making its first appearance at the largest defense show in Poland – the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition – in Kielce, September 1-4. The AH-64 Apache is currently under consideration for the Polish Kruk Attack Helicopter Program. It is the most advanced multirole combat helicopter and… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 28-Aug-15

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Rockwell Collins appoints VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockwell Collins appoints VP of Mergers & Acquisitions

Rockwell Collins today announced that Rick Schmidt has been named vice president, Mergers & Acquisitions, effective immediately. He reports to Jeff MacLauchlan, senior vice president, Corporate Development. “Rick’s strong focus on M&A, financial acumen, and project management expertise will be of considerable value to the corporation as we aggressively pursue our long-term global growth strategy,”… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 27-Aug-15

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Pakistan signs for four Mi-35 Hind gunships

Pakistan signs for four Mi-35 Hind gunships

Islamabad and Moscow signed an agreement for the purchase of four MI-35 Hind gunships. See Full Story

Source: The Diplomat, 27-Aug-15

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US Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

US Navy Demonstrates MQ-8C Fire Scout Endurance

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully demonstrated endurance capabilities with the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. On a planned 10+ hour flight and range out to 150 nautical miles flight from Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu; the MQ-8C Fire Scout achieved 11 hours with over an hour of fuel in… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 27-Aug-15

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Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725s

Royal Thai Air Force receives four EC725s

Airbus Helicopters has completed delivery of an initial four EC725s to the Royal Thai Air Force, providing highly-capable rotorcraft for this military service’s search and rescue and troop transport duties. The order of four EC725s was signed in 2012, with the deliveries having just been completed. They are expected to begin operations later this month…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Aug-15

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First orders for upgraded Kongsberg operations surveillance systems

First orders for upgraded Kongsberg operations surveillance systems

The proven HOSS is designed for real time video monitoring of heli-deck operations in extreme low-light conditions aboard Naval Surface Ships and is fully qualified to meet US MIL standards. The history of the HOSS spans nearly three decades with many of the first produced units still in service and excelling in performance in the… Read more »

Source: Kongsberg, 26-Aug-15

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King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

King of Jordan creates Air Ambulance Centre and funds two helicopters

His Majesty King Abdullah II, on Thursday, launched the “direct service” of the Air Ambulance Centre, which is the first center of its kind in the region, and has been established following royal directives to create an air paramedics service in Jordan. The center, to which the King has donated two helicopters and will cover… Read more »

Source: Jordan News Agency, 25-Aug-15

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Bangladesh orders seven Mi-171s

Bangladesh orders seven Mi-171s

Russia will supply six Mil Mi-171Sh military and transport helicopters and one Mi-171E rotocraft to Bangladesh under a contract signed in April this year, Russian state arms seller Rosoboron export First Deputy CEO Ivan Goncharenko said on Monday. See Full Story

Source: rbth, 25-Aug-15

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Russian Helicopters to present 10 helicopters at MAKS-2015

Russian Helicopters to present 10 helicopters at MAKS-2015

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, official partner of the MAKS-2015 international aviation and space salon, will showcase a wide range of helicopters at MAKS-2015, including over 10 military and commercial, series-produced and upcoming helicopters. Military models supplied to Russian forces and international customers will include Mi-8/17 helicopters, the Ka-52 ‘Alligator’ assault helicopter, the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Aug-15

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Sea King Symposium nears in Vancouver early October

Sea King Symposium nears in Vancouver early October

The 18th Annual International SeaKing/S61 Symposium is being held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada October 6,7 and 8, 2015 hosted by CanWest Aerospace of Langley, BC. This annual event brings together Sea King/S-61 operators and maintainers from around the world to share and discuss technical and maintenance issues, new modifications and upgrades/solutions to problems related… Read more »

Source: Sea King, 20-Aug-15

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First Apaches arrive in Alaska from Germany

First Apaches arrive in Alaska from Germany

The first of 24 Apache AH-64 attack helicopters arrived Tuesday at their new home, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. See Full Story

Source: Stars And Stripes, 20-Aug-15

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Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

The last in a batch of nine early entry packages of T129 attack helicopters was recently delivered to the Turkish Army, the local manufacturer said Aug. 17. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 20-Aug-15

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Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol Engineering Service Corp.,* Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $14,982,443 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Type A high bay corrosion control hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The hangar will have an access apron to support local implementation of the integrated maintenance concept/plan for H-1 and MV-22 series aircraft.  Construction includes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Aug-15

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Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

Last of nine T129s delivered to Turkish Army

The last in a batch of nine early entry packages of T129 attack helicopters was recently delivered to the Turkish Army, the local manufacturer said Aug. 17. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 19-Aug-15

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Indian MROs not ready for the wave of Russian helicopters

Indian MROs not ready for the wave of Russian helicopters

Asia-Pacific has long been appraised as the leader of the growing aviation industry and India is one of the brightest stars in region. It is without a doubt that the country loves helicopters as the Indian rotorcraft fleet is one of the largest in the world with more than 2000 machines utilized in the military… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 19-Aug-15

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Bell awarded $85M weapons update for Pakistan Cobras

Bell awarded $85M weapons update for Pakistan Cobras

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $85,498,093 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to conduct research for, and develop updates to, weapons systems as part of a system configuration set (SCS) in support of the H-1 aircraft and the Navy and government of Pakistan.  This effort is for SCS work to include creating prototypes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Aug-15

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Sikorsky awarded $10M contract to expand UH-60L Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract to expand UH-60L Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $9,787,539 agreement modification (P00002) to exercise the Phase II option of previously awarded other transaction HR0011-15-9-0004 for the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Phase II will involve ALIAS requirements update and concept evolution, ALIAS ACES V2.0 technology development and verification, ALIAS system integration, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Aug-15

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Belize forces acquire abandoned Bell 407

Belize forces acquire abandoned Bell 407

Two days ago, the Anti Drug Unit found a helicopter – in perfect working condition – abandoned near the Belize-Mexico border. See Full Story

Source: 7 News Belize, 18-Aug-15

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US Air Force Plans for UH-1N Huey Replacement

US Air Force Plans for UH-1N Huey Replacement

As the US Air Force gears up to modernize its legacy UH-1N Huey helicopter fleet, the service is planning an industry day later this month to explore the path ahead for the 40-year-old platform. See Full Story

Source: Air Force Times, 18-Aug-15

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Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

Bell delivers last 412EP to Philippines Air Force

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND).  The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base. “We are proud to deliver the final of eight Bell 412EP… Read more »

Source: Bell, 18-Aug-15

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Airbus demonstrates maturity of Sferion helicopter pilot assistance system

Airbus demonstrates maturity of Sferion helicopter pilot assistance system

Sferion, the most advanced pilot assistance system from Airbus Defence and Space, has proven its capabilities to protect helicopters in restricted visibility conditions during a series of live flights during the German Army Aviation’s Helicopter Forum at its International Training Centre in Bückeburg. Thereby, the company demonstrated the systems’ ability to prevent the most significant… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Aug-15

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Sea King forms heart of Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibition

Sea King forms heart of Fleet Air Arm Museum exhibition

A NAVY helicopter which saw active service in a dramatic rescue of British troops during the Falklands War is the leading attraction of a new exhibition at the Fleet Air Arm Museum in Yeovilton. See Full Story

Source: Western Gazette, 17-Aug-15

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US Army Reserve Chief Calls for Budget Flexibility

US Army Reserve Chief Calls for Budget Flexibility

The chief of the Army Reserve understands that the U.S. deficit is a threat to national security, but says the component needs flexibility from Congress to spend what money it gets more effectively. Army Lt. Gen. Jeffrey W. Talley told the Defense Writers’ Group today, “if you don’t have the flexibility or even authority to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Aug-15

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Aeroglobo to provide PWC Engine training in Brazil for FlightSafety

Aeroglobo to provide PWC Engine training in Brazil for FlightSafety

FlightSafety International has selected Aeroglobo to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada Engine training in Brazil. Training will be offered at the Aeroglobo facility in Botucatu, Brazilfor P&WCPT6T, PT6A, PT6 B, PW100-Series, PW200-Series and PW500 engines. “We look forward to working with Aeroglobo to further enhanceour Pratt & Whitney Canada engine training program,” said David Davenport,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Aug-15

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San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes SH-60B Seahawk

San Diego Air & Space Museum welcomes SH-60B Seahawk

The San Diego Air & Space Museum has a new addition to its already impressive collection of aircraft at the Museum’s Gillespie Field Annex in El Cajon east of San Diego, courtesy of the United States Navy. On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, the Museum, with the help of A&D Logistics, trucked a retired SH-60B Seahawk… Read more »

Source: San Diego Air & Space Museum, 13-Aug-15

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Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

Army Air Corps Lynx/Dauphin pilot joins Devon Air Ambulance

As a child, Richie Tate recalls seeing helicopters delivering hay to snowbound cattle near his South Molton home and resolving that one day he would be a helicopter pilot. He achieved his ambition by learning to fly in a 23 year army career and has now landed his dream job as a pilot with the… Read more »

Source: DAAT, 13-Aug-15

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New Apache unit coming to Fort Wainwright

New Apache unit coming to Fort Wainwright

Two AH-64 Apache attack helicopters will arrive at Fort Wainwright, near Fairbanks, on Thursday, the first of what will be a new helicopter battalion. See Full Story

Source: ADN, 13-Aug-15

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Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

The Kaman Corporation board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 18 cents per common share. The dividend will be paid on October 6, 2015 to shareholders of record on September 15, 2015. About Kaman Corporation Kaman Corporation, founded in 1945 by aviation pioneer Charles H. Kaman, and headquartered in Bloomfield, Connecticut conducts… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 12-Aug-15

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Bell installs massive video wall in HQ lobby in Fort Worth

Bell installs massive video wall in HQ lobby in Fort Worth

Unique video wall for the new headquarters of Bell Helicopter in Fort Worth, Texas, USA: In the new headquarters of BELL Helicopter a convex video wall consisting of 48 omniSHAPES greets visitors in the main lobby. With a resolution of 8192 × 4608 pixels on an 8.4 m² big screen and a high brightness in… Read more »

Source: Eyevis, 11-Aug-15

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Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

hen Robert Rice Jr. clinched a deal to sell secondhand military helicopters to the Philippines, it seemed like a golden opportunity to tap a new and potentially lucrative markets. See Full Story

Source: WSJ, 11-Aug-15

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Just four of 39 NH90s are serviceable, claims German newspaper

Just four of 39 NH90s are serviceable, claims German newspaper

The German military is to invest billions of euros to fix recurring problems with its aircraft, helicopters and other military equipment, an official said on Friday.See Full Story

Source: i24 News, 11-Aug-15

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Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing wins $14M more work for Turkish and UAE Chinooks

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,579,980 modification (P00027) to foreign military sales contract (Turkey, United Arab Emirates) W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for Chinook helicopters, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012 other procurement funds in the amount of 14,579,980. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 10-Aug-15

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Three more Mi-171Sh helicopters delivered to Peruvian military

Three more Mi-171Sh helicopters delivered to Peruvian military

The holding company Russian Helicopters has delivered another batch of three military transport Mi-171Sh helicopters to the Defense Ministry of Peru. The helicopters were built at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. After their delivery to Peru, the new helicopters took part in an annual military parade. The delivery of the three helicopters continued the supply that began last year…. Read more »

Source: Rostec, 10-Aug-15

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Australian Army fails to fix Tiger fumes issue after five years

Australian Army fails to fix Tiger fumes issue after five years

News Corp Australia has also been told the chopper base has no comprehensive fire and emergency response service to cover Tiger operations.See Full Story

Source: News, 10-Aug-15

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Global Market for Military & Civil Helicopters – 2015-2024

Global Market for Military & Civil Helicopters – 2015-2024

Research and Markets   (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wqwvrh/global_market_for)  has announced the addition of the “Global Market for Military & Civil Helicopters – 2015-2024 – Market Dynamics, Competitive Landscape, OEM Strategies & Plans, Trends & Growth Opportunities, Strategic Outlook” company profile to their offering. The global helicopter market is currently facing a double whammy with the military helicopter segment… Read more »

Source: Research And Markets, 10-Aug-15

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UK military helicopter fleet in 2019 will be half of 2009 fleet

UK military helicopter fleet in 2019 will be half of 2009 fleet

On 31 July 2015 the final Army Air Corps course on the Lynx AH Mk7 helicopter completed their advanced twin engine training, and at a stroke another helicopter disappeared from the UK inventory. This event highlights the missing link that exists being staged government policy and the ability to deliver it, where small cuts in… Read more »

Source: Nova Systems, 07-Aug-15

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Giant Scissor Alert! Bell opens new Training Academy

Giant Scissor Alert!  Bell opens new Training Academy

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday announcing its newly opened Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Fort Worth, Texas. U.S. Congressman Joe Barton, Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price joined Bell Helicopter’s president and CEO John Garrison to commemorate the occasion and have… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Aug-15

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Ethernet Router for Unmanned Helicopter

Curtiss-Wright Awarded Contract for Ethernet Router for Unmanned Helicopter

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that its Defense Solutions division has received a contract from a leading defense and aerospace contractor to supply its COTS-based rugged Ethernet Router technology for use on an unmanned helicopter.  Under the agreement, Curtiss-Wright will provide the customer with its Parvus DuraMAR® 5915 router product which will provide IP… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 06-Aug-15

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Construction underway on simulated Landing Helicopter Dock for USMC

Construction underway on simulated Landing Helicopter Dock for USMC

Construction is underway on a simulated Landing Helicopter Dock aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. When completed, the dock will be located on the MCAS Beaufort flight line. An LHD is a classification for amphibious assault ships which are capable of landing helicopters or vertical take-off and landing-capable jets like the F-35B Lightning II. These… Read more »

Source: USMC, 06-Aug-15

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USPS issues helicopter stamp to commemorate 225 years of US Coast Guard

USPS issues helicopter stamp to commemorate 225 years of US Coast Guard

The U.S. Postal Service commemorated the U.S. Coast Guard on its 225th anniversary today by dedicating a Forever Stamp to honor its role in protecting the security of the nation and advancing vital maritime interests. The stamp shows two icons of the Coast Guard: the cutter Eagle, a three-masted sailing ship known as “America’s Tall… Read more »

Source: USPS, 06-Aug-15

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Reliance Group releases plans for helicopter production line

Reliance Group releases plans for helicopter production line

The Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Group has selected Mihan near Nagpur in Maharashtra for developing India’s first smart city for the defence sector.See Full Story.

Source: The Times Of India, 06-Aug-15

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Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

Iraqi EC635 armament upgrade completed

The Iraqi Army Air Corps’ EC635 light helicopters are now armed with machineguns, cannons, rockets and Ingwe missiles provided by South Africa and Airbus Helicopters.See Full Story

Source: Defence Web, 05-Aug-15

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Elbit to Supply DIRCM Self-Protection Systems for European and Asian Black Hawks

Elbit to Supply DIRCM Self-Protection Systems for European and Asian Black Hawks

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”), announced today that it recently was awarded two contracts for its MUSIC™ family of directed infra-red countermeasures (DIRCM) airborne multi-spectral self-protection systems, representing expansion of the customer base in this strategic business area for Elbit Systems. The first contract is a follow-on contract from an Asian… Read more »

Source: Elbit, 05-Aug-15

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Selex ES to update UK RAF Puma electronic warfare capability

Selex ES to update UK RAF Puma electronic warfare capability

Selex ES has won a contract worth around €27M (£19M) to provide an ongoing radar warning capability for the UK Royal Air Force’s fleet of Puma helicopters. The company was selected by the UK Ministry of Defence to provide its SG200-D Radar Warning Receiver (SG200-D RWR). SG200-D is a UK-specific product from the family of… Read more »

Source: Selex ES, 05-Aug-15

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New commander at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

New commander at 1st Marine Aircraft Wing

Brigadier Gen. Russell A. Sanborn assumed command of 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force from Maj. Gen. Steven R. Rudder at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan, July 30, 2015. Sanborn commissioned into the Marine Corps in May 1986 after graduating from the University of Florida. His previous assignment was director of… Read more »

Source: USMC, 04-Aug-15

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DynCorp wins $104M support contract for all Naval Test Wing Atlantic fleet

DynCorp wins $104M support contract for all Naval Test Wing Atlantic fleet

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $104,085,696 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-11-C-0033) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance and logistics support for all aircraft and support equipment for which the Naval Test Wing Atlantic has maintenance responsibility. This includes all rotary, fixed, lighter-than-air, and unmanned aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $64M contract for V-22 parts

Bell-Boeing awarded $64M contract for V-22 parts

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded a $64,227,368 contract modification to a previous basic contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for various repair parts for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent), and will be completed by December 2017. No funds will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-15

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Final flight for CH-46 Phrog with USMC

Final flight for CH-46 Phrog with USMC

The Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight conducted its first flight August 1962 and on August 1, 2015, the Sea Knight made its final flight to the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, in Chantilly, Virginia. The ceremony was conducted by Marines from Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774, 4th Marine Aircraft… Read more »

Source: USMC, 04-Aug-15

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World Helicopter Day

World Helicopter Day

World Helicopter Day takes place on Sunday August 16th and to mark the occasion The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is going to open up some of its more unusual exhibits, that have rarely been open to the public before. The day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to society and to… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 03-Aug-15

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Bird Aerosystems works with Bell to create surveillance 407 ASIO

Bird Aerosystems works with Bell to create surveillance 407 ASIO

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and BIRD Aerosystems, announced today the signature of a cooperation agreement to integrate the BIRD Aerosystems Surveillance, Intelligence and Observation (ASIO) package as a complete end-to-end airborne information surveillance and reconnaissance solution (ISR) for the Bell 407GXP. “Bell Helicopter and BIRD Aerosystems have worked closely together to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 31-Jul-15

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Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

After 20 years of operations in the north country, the post’s Kiowa helicopters will fly for the final time today. See full story

Source: Waterdown Daily Times, 29-Jul-15

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Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the new training system for the ADF, joined with representatives of the Royal Australian Navy… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jul-15

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New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

An astonishing new building was recently unveiled at the Marignane plant in southern France. Built in under a year, the giant cylinder known as DHC0–Dynamic Helicopter Zero–now makes it possible to perform dynamic integration testing for the H160 and future helicopters in the Airbus Helicopters range. Gary Clark, head of vehicle test and integration at… Read more »

24-Jul-15

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PerriQuest Unveils Solution to Aircraft Laser Attacks

PerriQuest Unveils Solution to Aircraft Laser Attacks

Following a string of recent high-profile events, PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises unveiled the world’s most advanced laser-protective eye wear to dozens of aviation industry stakeholders. PerriQuest’s patent-pending technology protects the wearer from harmful red, green, and blue laser light without compromising the wearer’s ability to perceive and distinguish color. Production of the groundbreaking technology is… Read more »

Source: PerriQuest, 24-Jul-15

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India plans purchase of 48 Mil Mi-8MTV-5

India plans purchase of 48 Mil Mi-8MTV-5

India plans to buy 48 military helicopters from Russia, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion dollars. See full story

Source: Morningstar, 24-Jul-15

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