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Iraq Report: George Guides MV-22s Home Safely

Source: Rotorhub, 16-Mar-09

UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

UK Apache pilot shortfall threatens frontline

Source: Telegraph, 14-Mar-09

EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America begins deliveries of UH-72A Lakotas to the DC National Guard

EADS North America today delivered the initial three UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters to the District of Columbia National Guard, providing new-generation aircraft for a range of aviation support missions in the nation’s capital area.

Source: EADS, 14-Mar-09

EU, NATO should more cooperate on helicopter use, says Czech minister

Source: Ceske Noviny, 14-Mar-09

Police near British naval helicopter base warn again shining high-powered torches at aircraft at night

Source: BBC, 13-Mar-09

Barco extends avionics offering with new generation Head-Up Display

Source: Barco, 13-Mar-09

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Rolls-Royce expands global customer training with new North American facility

Source: Rolls-Royce, 13-Mar-09

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Sikorsky head calls Bell combination “interesting”

Source: Reuters, 13-Mar-09

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BAE Systems Committed to Nowra for Seahawk Support Contract

Source: BAE Systems, 13-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Japanese AH-64D Apache on skis

Source: ImageShack, 13-Mar-09

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Rolls-Royce Turbomeca signs engine support contract with Australian Aerospace for Army NH90 fleet

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Mar-09

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Lawmakers urge U.S. to send promised helicopters to Mexico

Source: Dallas Morning News, 12-Mar-09

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AirKnight and Soteria Consortia Declare Details of UK SAR Helicopters Bid

Source: DefenseNews, 12-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: US Navy Sea Hawk fly by of USS Theodore Roosevelt

Source: Airliners.net, 12-Mar-09

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1,000 safe and happy customers: Canadian Helicopter Force Afghanistan makes it happen

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Mar-09

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11-Mar-09 Boeing AH-64D Totford, Hampshire, UK

11-Mar-09 Boeing AH-64D Totford, Hampshire, UK

11-Mar-09

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Bidding for attack helicopters fails anew, Philippine military chief says

Source: PhilStar, 10-Mar-09

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U.S. set to approve helicopter sale to Taiwan this year: sources say

Source: Breitbart, 10-Mar-09

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Canada’s CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters reach initial operational capability

Canada’s CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters reach initial operational capability

On March 3, 2009, Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, Chief of the Air Staff, accompanied by Colonel Christopher Coates, the Commander of the Canadian Air Wing in Kandahar, announced that the CH-146 Griffon and CH-147 Chinook helicopters had reached initial operational capability (IOC).

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Mar-09

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Bell Aerospace Services Begins Work on U.S. Marine Corps Reset Maintenance Contract

Source: http://www.bellhelicopter.com/en/company/pressReleases/PR_09_0306_BellAeroMarinesContract.cfm, 10-Mar-09

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The Mexican Ministry of Defense Orders 6 EC725 Helicopters from Eurocopter

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-09

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OH-6A Loach arrives in UK for air display work

Source: Huey.co.uk, 10-Mar-09

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Eurocopter Rotor – March/April 2009 edition

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cyprus Air Force SA342L Gazelle

Source: Airliners.net, 09-Mar-09

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09-Mar-09 CH- Bell B206 Roha village, Tangail district, 72 km from Dhaka , Bangladesh (2F)

9-Mar-09 CH- Bell B206 Roha village, Tangail district, 72 km from Dhaka
, Bangladesh

09-Mar-09

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RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

RAF Chinook pilot wins Distinguished Flying Cross

AN RAF pilot who saved the life of the Afghan governor of Helmand province by refusing to put his Chinook helicopter down even after a Taliban rocket took out part of its rotor blade has won the Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Source: The Times, 08-Mar-09

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DC National Guard replaces UH-1 with UH-72A Lakota

Source: Examiner, 08-Mar-09

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07-Mar-09 Bell AH-1 Buyukcaylak region of Pinarbasi town in Kayseri province, Turkey (2F)

7-Mar-09 Bell AH-1 Buyukcaylak region of Pinarbasi town in Kayseri province, Turkey

07-Mar-09

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Air Force Cross For Naval Pilot Who Assisted In Rescue Of 23 People

Source: Royal Navy, 06-Mar-09

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ST Aerospace recognised as a Boeing Chinook MRO centre

ST Aerospace recognised as a Boeing Chinook MRO centre

Singapore Technologies Aerospace Ltd (ST Aerospace) today announced that its subsidiary, ST Aerospace Systems Pte Ltd (STA Systems), was recognised by Boeing Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) as a Boeing maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) centre for the CH-47 Chinook engine transmission

Source: ST Aerospace, 06-Mar-09

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Missouri National Guard will retire ‘Huey’ on Saturday

Source: News Leader, 06-Mar-09

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First of Six Mi-17s awaiting delivery from Kazan plant to Azerbaijan military

Source: AviaPort, 06-Mar-09

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NASA’s SMART Project Develops Variable-Shaped Helicopter Rotors

Source: NASA, 06-Mar-09

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Russian helicopter plants produced total of 169 civil and military helicopters in 2008

Source: Airport.ru, 06-Mar-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: AgustaWestland 109LUH of Swedish Armed Forces

Source: Airliners.net, 06-Mar-09

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Royal Air Force Chinook NVG refit ‘linked to crashes’

Source: BBC, 05-Mar-09

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Indonesian air force restructures Super Puma orders

Source: Rotorhub, 04-Mar-09

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Rugged Mobile Computer Keeps Army Black Hawks On Mission

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-09

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Kadena Airmen advise Afghans on Russian-made helicopters

Source: US Air Force, 03-Mar-09

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Majority of cost over-runs on Presidential VH-71 are associated with design changes

Source: Reuters, 03-Mar-09

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03-Mar-09 PNC-0716 Bell UH-1H Huey II nr Villa Garzon, Columbia (4F)

3-Mar-09 PNC-0716 Bell UH-1H II nr Villa Garzon, Columbia

03-Mar-09

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Japanese Ministry of Defence signs for 2 Eurocopter EC135s

Source: Eurocopter, 02-Mar-09

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Design specs on the president’s helicopter found on Iranian systems; leaked via P2P

Source: ZDNet, 02-Mar-09

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Ground breaking ceremony for the Aircraft Prototyping Facility at Pax River

Source: Bay Net, 02-Mar-09

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Roll out of 125th overhauled helicopter held at Dhamial Camp Rawalpindi

Source: Associated Press of Pakistan, 02-Mar-09

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India signs pact for supply of a Dhruv to Mauritius

Source: Asian Age, 02-Mar-09

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2-Mar-09 AgustaWestland AW139 Killarney, Ireland

2-Mar-09 AgustaWestland AW139 Killarney, Ireland

02-Mar-09

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Columbia army receives 4 Mi-17s from Russian Federation

Source: ITAR-TASS, 01-Mar-09

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Turkey’s ATAK helicopter to be airborne before end of 2009

Source: Today's Zaman, 01-Mar-09

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Lockheed Martin’s VUIT Technology Provides Network Interoperability for Multiple Aviation Platforms

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Mar-09

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Pakistan requests Cobra and Apache attack helicopters from US

Source: Daily Times, 01-Mar-09

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Israel requests four more Apaches, options for more

Israel requests four more Apaches, options for more

The Israeli air force wants to increase its inventory of Boeing AH-64D Apache Longbow attack helicopters.

Source: Flightglobal, 01-Mar-09

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Sikorsky Frontlines – Q1 2009 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Mar-09

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Vector Aerospace UK Chinook team’s achievements commended

Source: Vector Aerospace, 27-Feb-09

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EADS North America to Highlight Its Aircraft, System and Support Capabilities at 2009 AUSA Winter Symposium and Exposition

Source: Hoovers, 27-Feb-09

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Norway selects BAE Sting Ray torpeodoes for NH90

Source: BAE, 27-Feb-09

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Blade and cockpit technologies promise long-life VH-3D

Source: Flightglobal, 27-Feb-09

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Aeronautics’ unmanned helicopter first flight imminent

Source: Flightglobal, 27-Feb-09

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CEO Forum Addresses State of the Industry

Source: Vertical, 27-Feb-09

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Man arrested for pointing laser at US National Guard helicopter in Utah

Source: ABC Channel 4, 27-Feb-09

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Boeing Delivers 1st CH-47F Chinook Manufactured Under Multiyear Contract Award

Source: Boeing, 27-Feb-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: AW109N Nexus of Italian Forestry Corps

Source: Airliners.net, 27-Feb-09

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Police Aviation News – Heli-Expo 2009 edition

Source: Police Aviation News, 27-Feb-09

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27-Feb-09 Sikorsky HH-60J Middleboro, US-Massachusetts

27-Feb-09 Sikorsky HH-60J Middleboro, US-Massachusetts

27-Feb-09

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27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland (1F)

27-Feb-09 584 Mil Mi-24 Inowroclaw, Poland

27-Feb-09

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UAE contracts Abu Dhabi Aviation to operate seven AW139s for SAR

Source: Khaleej Times, 26-Feb-09

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ASU Helps the Irish Air Corps see green

Source: AIN, 26-Feb-09

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NASA Awards Rotorcraft Technology Development Contract

Source: NASA, 26-Feb-09

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HELI-EXPO 2009 Strikes Gold in the Golden State

Source: Vertical, 25-Feb-09

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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

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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

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Rolls, Honeywell issue bullish, bearish forecasts

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Feb-09

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