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Royal Air Force SAR Force Commander changeover

Royal Air Force SAR Force Commander changeover

Group Captain Jonathan Dixon has returned to take over as the RAF Search and Rescue Force Commander from Group Captain Steve Garden.

Source: Royal Air Force, 25-Feb-09

Northrop Grumman Receives U.S. Navy MQ-8B Fire Scout Contract Award for Third Year of Low Rate Initial Production

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Feb-09

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AgustaWestland’s CEO insists industry is ‘in good shape’

24-Feb-09

Rolls, Honeywell issue bullish, bearish forecasts

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Feb-09

Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

Source: Kaman, 24-Feb-09

Presidential Helicopter Plan Is Excessive, Obama and McCain Agree

Source: New York Times, 24-Feb-09

Turbomeca Engines will power Japan’s Defence Ministry EC135s

Source: Turbomeca, 24-Feb-09

Rolls-Royce helicopter engines achieve 200 million flight hours

Source: Rolls-Royce, 24-Feb-09

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VIDEO: AINtv.com Heli-Expo 2009 Monday Headlines

Source: AINtv, 24-Feb-09

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VIDEO: Sergei Sikorsky Exclusive

Source: AINtv, 24-Feb-09

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VIDEO: AINtv.com Heli-Expo 2009 Sunday Headlines

Source: AINtv, 24-Feb-09

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Northwest Helicopters deliver Bell AH-1 Cobra to UK owner at Heli-Expo

Source: Rotorhub, 23-Feb-09

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Sikorsky Looks Ahead to Envelope Expansions After Unprecedented Period of First Flights

Source: http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-22-2009/0004976388&EDATE=, 22-Feb-09

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Eurocopter Projects Weaker Civil Sales; Robust Military Orders

Source: Rotor & Wing, 22-Feb-09

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Rolls-Royce Awarded $32 Million Model 250 Service Contract by U.S. Army

Source: Rolls-Royce, 22-Feb-09

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Rolls-Royce and Bell Sign Model 250 Engine Agreement Worth up to $400 Million

Source: Rolls-Royce, 22-Feb-09

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LHTEC Awarded CTS800 Mk.9T Lynx Upgrade Contract

Source: Rolls-Royce, 22-Feb-09

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Rolls-Royce Predicts Resilient Rotorcraft Market

Source: Rolls-Royce, 22-Feb-09

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Eurocopter bracing for deep but brief sales drop

Source: AIN, 22-Feb-09

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Kaman Completes ITAS Testing; Seasprite Helicopter Program Advances

Source: Kaman, 22-Feb-09

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Kaman Delivers Upgraded Egyptian SH-2G(E) Seasprite Helicopter

Source: Kaman, 22-Feb-09

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Vertical Magazine Announces Launch of Photo Contest

Source: Vertical, 22-Feb-09

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Industry Insider: MD Helicopters

22-Feb-09

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U.S. Marine Corps eyes 10 Osprey squadrons in Southwest

Source: Marine Corps Times, 22-Feb-09

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MD Helicopters, Inc. Sets 15-Year Benchmark on Deliveries

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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Horizon International flight academy adds further strength to UAE armed forces support system

Source: AME Info, 22-Feb-09

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MD Helicopters Announces New VP of Customer Support

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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VIDEO: AINtv interview Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling

Source: AINtv, 22-Feb-09

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Turbomeca Arrius 2B2 engine offers an increased T.B.O. of 4,000 hours

Source: Turbomeca, 22-Feb-09

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Bell Provides Update on its Military Programs

Source: Bell, 22-Feb-09

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AW149 ‘to fly in months’ says AgustaWestland’s Orsi

AW149 ‘to fly in months’ says AgustaWestland’s Orsi

In a brief statement about future rotorcraft developments at the company during a press conference at Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California, CEO Giuseppe Orsi said the aircraft would fly in the coming months of 2009.

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Feb-09

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L-3 Avionics Awarded $9.2 Million US Army CH-47 Contract

Source: Vertical Magazine, 22-Feb-09

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Heli-Expo 2009 – Rotorhub.com takes a sneak peek

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Feb-09

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U.S. State Department Flies Huey IIs with BLR FastFin System in Afghanistan for Improved Hot, High Performance

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Feb-09

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Bertling Believes Eurocopter Still Strongly Positioned to Face Down Effects of Recession

Bertling Believes Eurocopter Still Strongly Positioned to Face Down Effects of Recession

Speaking exclusively to rotorhub.com on the eve of the annual Heli Expo in Los Angeles, CA, Lutz Bertling said that despite the economic recession gripping Europe and the USA, Eurocopter’s exposure to its US business the strong US dollar was less than 10% of the company’s annual turnover, and therefore was manageable.

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Feb-09

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American Eurocopter will have a high-profile presence at Heli-Expo 2009

American Eurocopter will have a high-profile presence at Heli-Expo 2009

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual meeting is the rotorcraft industry’s top yearly gathering, and American Eurocopter will have an active participation at the 2009 event – joining with its Eurocopter Group parent company.

Source: American Eurocopter, 21-Feb-09

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Australia plans multiple military helicopter support competitions

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Feb-09

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BBA Aviation Showcases Total Engine Services At Heli-Expo 2009

21-Feb-09

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Paramilitary Heli-Lynx 355FX Passes 5,000 Flight Hours

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Feb-09

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Eurocopter Committed to Meet the Military Requirements of the Middle East Region

Source: Eurocopter, 21-Feb-09

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H+S Aviation Receives Authorization for Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 APU

Source: BBA Aviation, 21-Feb-09

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US Army buys first 3 Bell 407s for Iraqi Air Force

Source: Flightglobal, 21-Feb-09

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Phoenix Heliparts wins Korean Army service contract

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Feb-09

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Australia withheld Tiger progress payments across 2008 despite dispute settlement

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Feb-09

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AST Security Equipment Wins CH-53 Helicopter Contract

Source: AST Security Equipment, 20-Feb-09

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US Army Awards $7,030,390 Contract For Three Bell 407s

Source: DefenseLink, 20-Feb-09

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Bell Helicopter Details Activities at Heli-Expo

Source: RotorNews, 20-Feb-09

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Air Comm EC-145 Air Conditioner Selected for LUH; Deliveries Under Way

Source: Rotorhub, 20-Feb-09

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AERO INDIA: Naval helicopter request for proposals expected around mid-2009

Source: EADS, 20-Feb-09

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Helicopter Search Engine launched – HeliHub.com

Helicopter Search Engine launched – HeliHub.com

Miami, FL – 19 February 2009 – Today sees the launch of an Internet Search Engine specifically for the helicopter industry – HeliHub.com Initially covering helicopter industry news, HeliHub.com will expand in stages in the coming months to cover many and varied aspects of the helicopter industry – Helicopter Safety being just one of many… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-09

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AgustaWestland May Cancel Fuselage Sub-Contract With PZL After Being Dropped As Potential Buyer

AgustaWestland May Cancel Fuselage Sub-Contract With PZL After Being Dropped As Potential Buyer

“AgustaWestland is looking for potential suppliers of fuselages, which could take over production from PZL Åšwidnik if the plant is sold to a non-strategic investor,” said Matthew Harvey, director of AgustaWestland’s Polish office.

Source: Warsaw Business Journal, 19-Feb-09

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History Places Odds In Favor of VH-71’s Survival

Source: Rotor & Wing, 19-Feb-09

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Canadian Sea King undergoes self-defence trial

Source: Rotorhub, 19-Feb-09

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West’s largest Helicopter represented in World’s biggest Helicopter Museum

Source: Rotorhub, 19-Feb-09

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CAE and AgustaWestland’s Rotorsim to train Norway’s NH90 aircrews

Source: CAE, 18-Feb-09

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Airmen help Iraqi aircrew perform night-vision missions

Source: Rotorhub, 18-Feb-09

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Blow to AgustaWestland’s prestige as Barack Obama reviews $11bn contract

Source: The Times, 17-Feb-09

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HELI-EXPO 2009 Update

Source: RotorNews, 17-Feb-09

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Russia ready to supply MI-17 helicopters to Bolivia

Source: RIA Novosti, 17-Feb-09

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Texas Aviation Services: Proud to Serve the Helicopter Warfighters

Source: Texas Aviation Services, 17-Feb-09

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17-Feb-09 1144 MD Helicopters MD530MG Culiacan, Sinaloa State, Mexico

17-Feb-09

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Teamsters Union Local 1150 Ratifies New 5-year Contract with Sikorsky

Teamsters Union Local 1150 Ratifies New 5-year Contract with Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, representing 5,100 hourly employees at the company’s Stratford, Bridgeport and Shelton, Conn.,  and West Palm Beach, Fla., facilities, has ratified a new, five-year labor contract.

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Feb-09

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UK Military Close To Deal With Eurocopter for Puma Fleet Refurbishment

UK Military Close To Deal With Eurocopter for Puma Fleet Refurbishment

The Ministry of Defence is close to agreeing a contract worth more than £400m with Eurocopter to extend the life of Puma transport helicopters being flown by the Royal Air Force in Afghanistan.

Source: Financial Times, 16-Feb-09

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IN PICTURES: Royal Navy launches centenary of Naval Aviation

Source: http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/InPicturesRoyalNavyLaunchesCentenaryOfNavalAviation.htm, 16-Feb-09

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BEL datalink, IFF systems mandated for Indian naval helicopter

Source: Rotorhub, 16-Feb-09

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Royal Navy Merlins get new Defensive Aids

Royal Navy Merlins get new Defensive Aids

Lockheed Martin UK and its partners have delivered a new capability for the Royal Navy by upgrading a number of Merlin HM Mk1 helicopters with a Defensive Aids Suite (DAS) installation for increased survivability in front-line operations.

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Feb-09

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Sabreliner VIP Interiors Become Popular Black Hawk Upgrade

16-Feb-09

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16-Feb-09 PP- Eurocopter AS350 Batalhao de Choque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

16-Feb-09 PP- Eurocopter AS350 Batalhão de Choque, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

16-Feb-09

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Sikorsky, Teamsters OK tentative deal

Source: Connecticut Post, 14-Feb-09

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AERO INDIA: India may relaunch attack helicopter contest

Source: Flightglobal, 14-Feb-09

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

Source: EADS, 14-Feb-09

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Russia offers India 320 combat helicopters

Source: RIA Novosti, 14-Feb-09

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Suriname to buy three military helicopters from India

Source: Caribbean Net News, 12-Feb-09

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New MH-60R Squadron at NAS Jacksonville – HSM-70 “Spartans”

Source: First Coast News, 12-Feb-09

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Sikorsky workers to vote on labor contract

Source: Reuters, 12-Feb-09

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