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HeliRussia gives exhibitors confidence over political situation

HeliRussia gives exhibitors confidence over political situation

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your interest in the 7-th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2014 . In light of the current political situation between the Russian Federation and the Ukraine it’s understandable that some of you fear the possible interferences on the border. According to the latest information we have… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 07-Apr-14

Cobham to Exhibit at Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space 2014 Exposition

Cobham to Exhibit at Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space 2014 Exposition

MCobham will exhibit at the 49th annual Sea-Air-Space Exposition, organized by the Navy League of the United States, during 7-9 April 2014 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Cobham’s exhibit – stand # 1403 – will demonstrate our investment in technologies to lower cost and increase performance of: Affordable… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Apr-14

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Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin Introduces European FliteCharts

Garmin continues to expand its global aviation chart coverage with the release of European terminal charts, including instrument approach charts, SIDs, STARs, and airport diagrams. These charts are the most recent addition to the growing list of worldwide aviation charting products available from Garmin, which are compatible with select Garmin avionics and portables. Additional charts… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Apr-14

FRCSE keeps Fire Scouts ready for crucial mission

FRCSE keeps Fire Scouts ready for crucial mission

Artisans at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) Detachment (DET) Mayport are diligently overhauling several MQ-8B Fire Scout Vertical Take-Off and Landing Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (VTUAV) to meet the deployment needs of the fleet. The U.S. Navy currently has an inventory of 23 Fire Scouts based at Webster Field Annex, Naval Air Station Patuxent River,… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 06-Apr-14

KRET to create avionics for a new high-speed helicopter

KRET to create avionics for a new high-speed helicopter

The concern Radio-Electronic Technologies (KRET) will present their best developments in the field of helicopter avionics at HeliRussia-2014, an international exhibition for the helicopter industry. The event is to take place May 22-24 at the Crocus Expo exhibition center in Moscow. The most important development KRET will present at the exhibition will be an avionics… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 06-Apr-14

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $24,728,566 modification (P00020) to contract W912NW-11-F-0101 for labor skilled in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of the CH-47, UH-60, UH-1, AH-1, AH-64 and OH-58 aircraft and aircraft components. Performance on other aircraft types will be mainly limited to crash damaged repair and some modernization. Fiscal 2014… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-14

American Helicopter Museum Announces New Chairman and Board

American Helicopter Museum Announces New Chairman and Board

In harmony with the start of spring, the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center announces the election of a new Chairman, Marc Sheffler, along with nine new Board of Trustees members. Marc succeeds Bob Beggs, who held the role of Chairman for eight years. Marc is a charter member of the museum and has served… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 06-Apr-14

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos wins CH-47F Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received a new multi-million dollar subcontract from USfalcon Inc. to upgrade CH-47F Chinook Avionics Trainers (CAT). Kratos will perform concurrency upgrade services to four of the simulators currently located at the U.S. Army’s 128th Aviation Brigade in Ft. Eustis, Virginia. Kratos is the original equipment… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 03-Apr-14

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Machinists Union Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs in Texas

Machinists Union Wins Organizing Drive for Helicopter Techs in Texas

The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM) today announced an important organizing victory for 450 military helicopter mechanics, technicians and maintenance personnel employed by L3 at the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD) in Corpus Christi, TX. The L3 employees voted for IAM representation by a solid 68% margin on April 2 in a… Read more »

Source: IAM, 03-Apr-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $43M contract for five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman awarded $43M contract for five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $43,781,216 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee, firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0059) for the production and delivery of five MQ-8 Firescout vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (VTUAV) and one ground control station in support of the VTUAV endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability effort…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Apr-14

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US Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters

US Navy weapons program delivers new capability for H-60 helicopters

A modernized rocket  launcher will soon enable MH-60 Seahawk helicopters to carry and deploy a variety of weapons for the first time. As part of an Early Operational Capability (EOC), the Navy delivered the new system, called the Digital Rocket Launcher, to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 15 in March for pre-deployment training. DRL is… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 02-Apr-14

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Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

Brazil to receive last batch of Mi-35s soon

Russia will soon deliver the fourth batch of three Mil Mi-35 helicopters to Brazil under the contract signed in 2008 See full story

Source: TASS, 02-Apr-14

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AgustaWestland picks GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer for SAR missions

AgustaWestland picks GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer for SAR missions

GE Intelligent Platforms (NYSE: GE) today announced that it had received orders from Agusta Westland of Italy for GE’s MAGIC1 Rugged Display Computer. The MAGIC1 will be part of Agusta Westland’s OPLS (Obstacle Proximity LIDAR system) which the company will offer on helicopters destined for search and rescue (SAR) deployment. Helicopters operating in SAR operations… Read more »

Source: GE, 02-Apr-14

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Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.3M order for V-22 repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand awarded $7.3M order for V-22 repairs

Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., Rockford, Ill., is being awarded $7,354,035 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7006 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-12-D-011N) for repair of the V-22 Osprey aircraft constant frequency generator. Work will be performed in Rockville, Ill., and is expected to be completed in September 2016. Fiscal 2014 Navy working capital funds in the amount… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Apr-14

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Kaman delivers its 1,000th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky

Kaman delivers its 1,000th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky

Kaman Aerosystems today announced delivery of  its 1,000th H-60 helicopter cockpit to Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (Sikorsky).  The milestone UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter cockpit was incorporated into an H-60 airframe that underwent final assembly at Sikorsky’s Bridgeport, Connecticut facility and was delivered to the U.S. Army. Kaman’s 1,000th H-60 cockpit delivery marks an eight year relationship… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 02-Apr-14

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April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

April Fool…. MD Helicopters sold to Middle East distributor

Now that we are past the notional mid-day cut-off in Europe and east coast USA for 1st April pranks, it’s time for us to come clean and confirm this was not a true story – although given our inbox, Twitter etc, there were certainly some people who believed it. The clues were there to be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Apr-14

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Denel to be pushed on Rooivalk production

Denel to be pushed on Rooivalk production

The South African Government will push state-owned arms manufacturers Denel to increase production of the Rooivalk attack helicopter.  See full story

Source: IOL, 01-Apr-14

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Sikorsky confirms it overcharged US Army for Black Hawk parts

Sikorsky confirms it overcharged US Army for Black Hawk parts

Sikorsky will pay $3.5 million to settle claims that it overcharged the U.S. military for replacement Black Hawk components, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut said Monday.  See full story

01-Apr-14

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Garmin Introduces VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack

Garmin Introduces VIRB Elite Aviation Bundle and Aviator Action Pack

Garmin is excited to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB action camera family. VIRB, the first true HD 1080p action camera offers the aviation market new capabilities brought on by several new accessories. VIRB Elite features a unique 1.4-inch Chroma™ color display, which makes setup and playback simple and ensures pilots capture the in-flight… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 01-Apr-14

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DynCorp International Targets UK Expansion

DynCorp International Targets UK Expansion

DynCorp International (DI), a leading global services provider, has announced a major expansion into the UK. The Company operates globally, providing highly complex logistics, fleet management and through-life supply chain solutions. Based in London, DynCorp International (UK) has been established as a new company pursuing opportunities in Europe and Africa. DynCorp International operates over 100… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 31-Mar-14

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BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

BHIC AeroServices wins $67M three year RMAF EC725 parts contract

Publically quoted BHIC (Boustead Heavy Industries Corp) posted the following in an official notice to the Bursa Malaysia Securities recently:- The Company wishes to inform that its subsidiary, BHIC AeroServices Sdn Bhd (“BHICAS”) has received a letter dated 20 March 2014 from the Secretary General to the Ministry of Defence Malaysia awarding BHICAS an In-Service Support… Read more »

Source: BHIC, 31-Mar-14

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Puma Mark 2 trials hosted by Vector Aerospace UK

Puma Mark 2 trials hosted by Vector Aerospace UK

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services recently supported the characterisation trials of the Radar Warning Receiver on the Puma Mk 2 at its Fleetlands site in Gosport, Hampshire. Working alongside Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD), the company hosted two separate weeks… Read more »

Source: Vector, 31-Mar-14

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Bell opens new composite facility in Louisiana

Bell opens new composite facility in Louisiana

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), celebrated a ribbon-cutting ceremony yesterday announcing its newly-constructed composite facility in Broussard, LA. The new facility represents a $4.5 million investment by Bell Helicopter and was achieved through collaboration with the Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA). “At Bell Helicopter, we are committed to providing exceptional value throughout… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $59,703,818 modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 11 Lot 12 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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MBDA to develop next generation Anglo-French anti-ship missile

MBDA to develop next generation Anglo-French anti-ship missile

MBDA welcomes the signature of the Demonstration and Manufacture contract for the FASGW(H)/ANL (Future Anti Surface Guided Weapon (Heavy)/ Anti Navire Léger) missile on 26th March 2014. This jointly funded Anglo-French contract, valued at more than £500 million (€600 million) has been awarded to MBDA by the UK DE&S (Defence Equipment & Support) on behalf… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 31-Mar-14

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Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

Philippines signs for eight Bell 412s

The Honourable Ed Fast, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Canada has signed a US$105-million contract with the Philippines to supply eight specialized helicopters manufactured by Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd. The contract was negotiated under a memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the Canadian Commercial Corporation and the Philippines’ Department of National Defense. Prime… Read more »

Source: Canadian Govt, 31-Mar-14

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FlightSafety appoints Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing, Government

FlightSafety appoints Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing, Government

FlightSafety International announces that Christopher Adams has been appointed Senior Director, Business Development and Marketing, Government. “We congratulate Chris on his new position and look forward to his contributions to FlightSafety’s government programs,” said Ray Johns, Senior Vice President. “Chris is a highly effective and experienced leader. He has an in-depth understanding of Customer requirements,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 31-Mar-14

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FlightSafety appoints Regional Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

FlightSafety appoints Regional Business Development Director for Europe and Africa

FlightSafety International announces that John Cameron has joined the company as Regional Director, Business Development, Commercial Simulation. He will support FlightSafety’s flight simulator sales efforts in Europe and Africa. “We are pleased that John has joined our Business Development team,” said John Van Maren, Vice President, Simulation. “Commercial airlines in Europe and Africa will benefit… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 31-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $11,413,510 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to exercise an option to provide systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Sikorsky awarded $15M for VH-3D cabin weight reduction project

Sikorsky awarded $15M for VH-3D cabin weight reduction project

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $14,947,975 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order against a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) under the Cabin Interior Phase IIA Program, to include a cabin redesign to reduce the total gross weight allowing for greater lift capability of the VH-3D In-Service Presidential Helicopter. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

Bolivian Air Force orders two more EC145s

Among the announcements at FIDAE 2014 was the Bolivian Air Force’s order for two more EC145s.  They will be operated to support natural disasters, fire support, medical evacuations, supply in isolated areas and the transfer of government personnel. The new order includes pilot training, technical assistance and a logistic package of tools and spare parts… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-14

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Chile takes delivery of the first Cougar AS532 ALe

Chile takes delivery of the first Cougar AS532 ALe

The Chilean Army, Ejército de Chile, took delivery of the world’s first Cougar AS532 ALe on Tuesday, March 25 at the FIDAE International Air and Space Fair in Santiago, Chile. This new aircraft is the latest member of the Cougar family and features the same four-axis autopilot and glass cockpit as the EC225. It is… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 30-Mar-14

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Royal Thai Army order six UH-72A Lakotas

Royal Thai Army order six UH-72A Lakotas

EADS-N.A., Herndon, Va., was awarded a $34,018,858 modification (P00772) to sole-source, foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 for six Lakota helicopters with the environmental control unit, mission equipment package and airborne radio communication (ARC-231) radios for the Royal Thai Army. Fiscal 2010 other procurement, Army funds in the amount of $34,018,857 were obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Mar-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $13M for radar receiver processors used in supporting MH-60R

Lockheed Martin awarded $13M for radar receiver processors used in supporting MH-60R

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $13,065,996 for firm-fixed-price delivery order GCAR under previously awarded a Defense Logistics Agency basic ordering agreement (SPRPA1-09-G-002Y) for the acquisition of 19 radar receiver processors used in support of the MH 60R helicopter.  This announcement involves a foreign military sale for the government of Australia (100 percent)…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Mar-14

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TFAB Ground Systems awarded $76M for Chinook and Blackhawk engine diagnostics

TFAB Ground Systems awarded $76M for Chinook and Blackhawk engine diagnostics

TFAB Ground Systems LLC*, Madison, Ala., was awarded a $76,812,703 modification (P00005) to contract W9124J-12-D-0011 for engine diagnostic systems to ensure readiness of Chinook and Blackhawk helicopter engines.  Funding and work performance location will be determined with each order.  Estimated completion date is May 24, 2018.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Mar-14

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Rolls-Royce awarded $39M for V-22 Mission Care contract

Rolls-Royce awarded $39M for V-22 Mission Care contract

Rolls-Royce Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $39,599,668 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-10-C-0020) for the procurement of 26,495 V-22 flight hours and 26 low power MV-22 repairs under the Mission Care™ contract. Work will be performed in Oakland, Calif. (70 percent) and Indianapolis, Ind. (30 percent), and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Mar-14

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Qatar commits to huge military orders including NH90 and AH-64E

Qatar commits to huge military orders including NH90 and AH-64E

Qatar announced contracts worth about $23 billion on Thursday to buy attack helicopters, guided missiles, tankers and other weapons – See full story

Source: Reuters, 28-Mar-14

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US Marines increase presence in Australia

US Marines increase presence in Australia

Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay departed here, March 25, to begin a six-month deployment to Australia’s Northern Territory as part of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin. Approximately 100 Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463 (HMH-463) and Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 (MALS-24), as well as four CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters… Read more »

Source: USMC, 28-Mar-14

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Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

Columbia Helicopters Adding Army Surplus CH-47Ds

 Columbia Helicopters is expanding its fleet of heavy lift, twin-rotor aircraft with the acquisition of five Boeing CH-47D helicopters, formerly operated by the US Army. The helicopters, originally manufactured in the early 1970s as CH-47C models, but upgraded in 1988 to the D-model configuration, will join the operator’s fleet of six Columbia Model 234 Chinooks,… Read more »

Source: AHSAFA, 28-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters to deliver over 40 helicopters to Latin America

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed contracts with countries across Latin America in 2013 for 41 helicopters to be delivered in 2014-2016. The Latin American market is one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, and Russian Helicopters sees it as a strategic priority for growing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

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Rockwell Collins delivers first Brazililan-produced radio to Helibras

Rockwell Collins delivers first Brazililan-produced radio to Helibras

Rockwell Collins recently delivered its HF-9087D radio to Helibras, marking the first radio manufactured and delivered by the company’s Brazil facility. “We believe this is the first of many radios that we will manufacture and deliver here in Brazil as we continue to increase our investment and presence in country, while adding jobs and transferring… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 27-Mar-14

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Russian helicopter fleet posts solid growth in Latin America

Russian helicopter fleet posts solid growth in Latin America

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has seen sustainable growth in demand from Latin America, which is home to one of the largest fleets of Russian-built helicopters in the world – and one that is continuing to expand. “The fleet of Russian-built helicopters in Latin America has grown by 6%… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Mar-14

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New Chinook facilities in Australia are a step closer

New Chinook facilities in Australia are a step closer

Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Darren Chester MP, today announced that the $54.8 million Replacement Chinook Facilities Project, which supports the acquisition of seven new Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopters, has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works. “If approved, the facilities project will provide new and upgraded working accommodation, new maintenance… Read more »

Source: DoD Australia, 27-Mar-14

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Landing zone study improves efficiency at patrol bases

Landing zone study improves efficiency at patrol bases

A three-man team consisting of two U.S. Marines and a British Royal Air Force airman conducted a helicopter landing zone study aboard Patrol Base Boldak, Helmand province, Afghanistan, March 20, 2014. Landing zone studies are performed as often as possible in order to update requirements and the coordination needed to maintain the HLZ, as well… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 27-Mar-14

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Night Vision Awards Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Awards

Night Vision Awards Announces Call for Entries for 2014 Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Phoenix, AZ at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. Awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 17 at an awards reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Night Vision Awards are a… Read more »

Source: ASU, 27-Mar-14

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Maritime Helicopter Support Co breaks ground on US Navy MH-60R maintenance facilities

Maritime Helicopter Support Co breaks ground on US Navy MH-60R maintenance facilities

The Maritime Helicopter Support Company (MHSCo) — a Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin joint venture company — today broke ground to build the maintenance and warehouse facilities that will provide Through Life Support logistics services for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of 24 MH-60R SEAHAWK®helicopters. Once completed in early 2015, the two buildings, totaling more than 11,400… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Mar-14

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Raytheon awarded $17M contract for MH-60 minesweeping role

Raytheon awarded $17M contract for MH-60 minesweeping role

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $17,683,352 modification to previously awarded contract (N00024-10-C-6307) to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver three Airborne Mine Neutralization System (AMNS) low-rate initial production systems and provide engineering services and support.  The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralize device.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Mar-14

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Ducommun awarded V-22 wiring and electronics contracts

Ducommun awarded V-22 wiring and electronics contracts

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) today reported that it has received contracts valued at $5.6 million from Bell Helicopter, a subsidiary of Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT), to provide electronic assemblies and wiring harnesses for the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor military aircraft through January 2015. The Company will manufacture the electronic subassemblies at its Huntsville, Ark., plant and the wiring harnesses at… Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 26-Mar-14

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AW139M to fly South American demo tour next week

AW139M to fly South American demo tour next week

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that an Italian Air Force AW139M is about to start a four week demonstration tour throughout South America following its appearance at FIDAE 2014 in Chile this week. During the demonstration tour, which will start in Chile, a number of government customers will have the opportunity to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Mar-14

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Sikorsky awarded $21M more for VVIP helicopter rework

Sikorsky awarded $21M more for VVIP helicopter rework

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $21,624,392 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0004) to exercise an option for special progressive aircraft rework for one VH-3D and two VH-60N presidential helicopters, including two months of field level support.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (99 percent) and Quantico, Va. (1… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Mar-14

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Finmeccanica reviews AgustaWestland in 2013 financial statements

Finmeccanica reviews AgustaWestland in 2013 financial statements

Finmeccanica have released their full 2013 financial statements.  We expect that the majority of our readers are only interested in the AgustaWestland part of this document, so we reproduce that section here:- In 2013, AgustaWestland’s overall performance was positive, both in terms of business and financial performance and, especially, commercial performance, despite contractual complications surrounding… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 26-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters to showcase new models at FIDAE 2014

Russian Helicopters to showcase new models at FIDAE 2014

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase new models including the Mi-171A2 and Ka-32A11BC at the 18th International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE 2014) on 25-30 March in the Chilean capital Santiago. The company’s display can be found at stand D70. In collaboration with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters will also present the multirole Mi-35M military transport helicopter…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters creates a shared portal for its partners

Airbus Helicopters creates a shared portal for its partners

The success of Airbus Helicopters is closely linked to the quality of its collaboration with partners. Integrating partners into its industrial process makes up part of Airbus Helicopters’ strategy and contributes to the success of the objectives outlined in its transformation plan, which focuses on customer satisfaction, quality, safety and competitiveness. The Airbus Helicopters Partner… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights its strong footprint and range in Latin America at FIDAE

Airbus Helicopters highlights its strong footprint and range in Latin America at FIDAE

For the first time in Latin America under its new branding, Airbus Helicopters will display its efficient and adapted product line-up at next week’s FIDAE International Air and Space Fair, featuring rotorcraft flown by a cross-section of Latin American operators to underscore the company’s leadership in this portion of the world. Maintaining an overall 40… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

Airbus Helicopters highlights 30 years of Middle East military support at DIMDEX

The capabilities of Airbus Helicopters‟ rotorcraft to meet land- and sea-based mission requirements of Middle East military forces will be underscored in the company‟s presence at next week‟s Doha International Defence Exhibition & Conference (DIMDEX). “With 30-plus years of partnership in the Middle East and more than 600 rotorcraft in service, Airbus Helicopters is fully… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Mar-14

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Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 25-Mar-14

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Rostvertol wins award for third year running

Rostvertol wins award for third year running

Company “Rostvertol”, part of the holding “Russian Helicopters”, has become the best company in the city of Rostov-on-Don in the machinery industry by the end of 2013. Award Ceremony of the annual “Best Enterprise of Economic sector” was held in late February at the Rostov Research Institute radio. Certificate of Merit winner Mayor of Rostov-on-Don Mikhail… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters appoints new MD at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise

Russian Helicopters appoints new MD at Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise

Victor Novikov has been appointed managing director of Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise, part of Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec. Novikov joins Kumertau fr om DBA Engineering, a United Engine Corporation Company, wh ere he held the position of deputy CEO. Russian Helicopters has set Kumertau’s new management several priority… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Mar-14

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Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

Nigerian Air Force Mi-34s to fly again – in New Zealand

The Nigerian Air Force procured Mil Mi-34C (NATO code Hermit) helicopters around 2002 with the intention of using them for ab initio training. In July 2011, HeliHub.com reported that they had all been withdrawn from use – reportedly due to main gearbox issues – with the intention of disposing of them. The Mi-34C is powered… Read more »

Source: HeliHub .com, 24-Mar-14

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Canadian Forces Rescue Crew Wins Two More International Awards

Canadian Forces Rescue Crew Wins Two More International Awards

Royal Canadian Air Force Rescue Crew 912 continues to receive accolades for a daring rescue with an AW101/CH-149 “Cormorant”  helicopter. The latest awards are from the international aviation community for Captain Jonathon Groten, Captain Aaron Noble, Sergeant Bradley Hiscock, Master Warrant Officer Jeffrey Warden, and Master Corporal Mark Vokey. On February 25, 2014, the crew… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 24-Mar-14

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Royal Norwegian Air Force head visits RAF Valley training base

Royal Norwegian Air Force head visits RAF Valley training base

THE head of the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) joined the RAF’s training chief at RAF Valley recently to view the world-leading technology that is helping to shape the fighter pilots of the future. Major General Finn Kristian Hannestad, Inspector General of the RNoAF and Air Vice-Marshal Mike Lloyd, Air Officer Commanding 22 (Training) Group… Read more »

Source: Royal Air Force, 24-Mar-14

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US Justice Dept investigates Lynn Tilton, owner of MD Helicopters

US Justice Dept investigates Lynn Tilton, owner of MD Helicopters

The Justice Department is investigating a flamboyant Wall Street financier who won millions of dollars in military contracts and then hired the Army officer who allegedly steered the money her way.  see full story HeliHub.com is not responsible for the content of external stories such as the one we are highlighting here

Source: Arizona Daily Star, 21-Mar-14

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Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

Nigeria considers purchase of H-46 and H-2 helicopters

The US Marine Corps have recently issued a photo release with the two images accompanying this article.  The brief description of them was as follows:- Members of the Nigerian Navy board a U.S. Marine Corps HH-46E for a search and rescue flight demonstration during a visit Feb. 4 with Naval Air Systems Command’s Specialized and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland at FIDAE 2014

AgustaWestland at FIDAE 2014

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, attends FIDAE 2014 showing an Italian Air Force AW139M intermediate twin and a single engine AW119Ke for firefighting applications operated by FAASA, thus showcasing both military and parapublic capabilities. The company has a longstanding and well established presence in South America with the sale of hundreds of helicopters for both civil… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Mar-14

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Airbus Group at FIDAE 2014

Airbus Group at FIDAE 2014

Airbus Group will have a major presence at the 18th edition of the FIDAE air show from the 25-30 March 2014 at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport. The Group, which is taking part in the show for the first time under its new name, will feature its three Divisions: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 21-Mar-14

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Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $15,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee for the design, development, build, and test of a CH-47F Block II Lightweight Fuel System as part of the Airframe Component Improvement Program. Fiscal 2014 other appropriation funds and work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pa. The estimated completion date is March 15, 2017…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,281,805 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-12-D-0003) for the hardware and software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program. Services to be provided include design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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Royal Navy tests Merlin Mk2 to the max

Royal Navy tests Merlin Mk2 to the max

The Merlin Mk 2 is the Navy’s new-and-improved version of the world’s leading anti-submarine helicopter, conducting its initial trials with the Royal Navy’s first line of defence against the threat from underwater foes: the Type 23 frigate. The Merlin has been in service with the Royal Navy for more than a decade, but is in… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 20-Mar-14

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CenturyLink wins Marine Corps Base Quantico contract

CenturyLink wins Marine Corps Base Quantico contract

CenturyLink recently won a contract to provide voice, data network and telecommunications infrastructure services to the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va., and the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C., that could be worth up to $8.5 million over the next two years. CenturyLink will provide a team of professional information technology specialists… Read more »

Source: CenturyLink, 20-Mar-14

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First Flight for Italian Air Force AW101

First Flight for Italian Air Force AW101

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first AW101 for the Italian Air Force, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”, made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK today at the presence of the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Pasquale Preziosa, the Italian Ambassador Domenico Terracciano, the Director of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-14

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Chairman of Russian Helicopters re-elected

Chairman of Russian Helicopters re-elected

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Vladimir Artyakov was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 18 March. Mr Artyakov, who is also first deputy CEO of Rostec, has served as Chairman of the Board of Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland and Italian Air Force sign LOI for training

AgustaWestland and Italian Air Force sign LOI for training

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and the Italian Air Force are pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent aimed at further strengthening their already well-established cooperation through the future set up of joint training solutions. The announcement was made on the occasion of the official ceremony for the maiden flight of the first… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-14

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Ducommun Expands Supplier Gold Status from Sikorsky

Ducommun Expands Supplier Gold Status from Sikorsky

Ducommun Incorporated  today reported that it has earned Supplier Gold status from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), at its Berryville and Huntsville, Ark. facilities. Ducommun’s Joplin, Mo. plant has maintained UTC Supplier Gold status since 2010. The facilities manufacture complex custom interconnect and electronic assemblies for Sikorsky’s BLACK HAWK helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 19-Mar-14

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Sikorsky to review MH-53E engine fires

Sikorsky to review MH-53E engine fires

A US Government website shows that the US Navy is to negotiate and award a sole source contract with Sikorsky for the procurement of non-recurring engineering tasks and deliverable products required for a trade study to reduce or eliminate the risk of inflight fires and heat damage in the #2 engine compartment as a result… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-14

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Garmin Expands Radar Altimeter Product Line

Garmin Expands Radar Altimeter Product Line

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a comprehensive radar altimeter solution that expands upon Garmin’s high-performance, all digital GRA 5500 radar altimeter to include the GRA 55, a best-in-class and cost-effective radar altimeter designed specifically for helicopters and general aviation aircraft. The GRA… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Mar-14

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