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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

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

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

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

Eurocopter Rotor – March/April 2009 edition

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Mar-09

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Cyprus Air Force SA342L Gazelle

Source: Airliners.net, 09-Mar-09

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

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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Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

Source: Kaman, 24-Feb-09

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Presidential Helicopter Plan Is Excessive, Obama and McCain Agree

Source: New York Times, 24-Feb-09

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Turbomeca Engines will power Japan’s Defence Ministry EC135s

Source: Turbomeca, 24-Feb-09

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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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