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

17-Feb-09

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

IN PICTURES: Royal Navy launches centenary of Naval Aviation

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

BEL datalink, IFF systems mandated for Indian naval helicopter

Source: Rotorhub, 16-Feb-09

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

Sabreliner VIP Interiors Become Popular Black Hawk Upgrade

16-Feb-09

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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Laconia Ball Bearing gets manufacturing award from Sikorsky for the second straight year

Source: Citizen of Laconia, 11-Feb-09

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U.S. Army Battalion Stationed in Iraq Procures Additional BrightEye Systems for Maintenance and Force Operations

Source: Cyberlux, 11-Feb-09

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Infotech Enterprises join Eurocopter team for Indian attack helicopter bid

Source: The Hindu, 11-Feb-09

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Hydraulics International wins $7,172,371 contract for 30 electric hydraulic carts for V-22s

Source: Your Industry News, 10-Feb-09

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UK AH-64D Apache Force Commander Aware of Need to Keep UORs Flowing and Motivation High

Source: Rotorhub, 10-Feb-09

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10-Feb-09 166363 Sikorsky MH-60S 17m SE NAS Fallon, US-Nevada

10-Feb-09 166363 Sikorsky MH-60S 17m SE NAS Fallon, US-Nevada

10-Feb-09

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Stork Aerospace receives Boeing contract for CH-47F Chinook aft section work

Source: Stork Aerospace, 09-Feb-09

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New administration, economy and budget concerns could all delay U.S. Air Force CSAR program

Source: Connecticut Post, 09-Feb-09

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HAL to hand over first export Dhruvs to Ecuador Air Force

Source: Business Standard, 09-Feb-09

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9-Feb-09 Mil Mi-8 43M SW of El Fasher, Sudan

9-Feb-09 Mil Mi-8 43M SW of El Fasher, Sudan

09-Feb-09

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9-Feb-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Dili Airport, East TImor

9-Feb-09 Sikorsky UH-60 Dili Airport, East TImor

09-Feb-09

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NY National Guard trains Canadian aircrews on Chinook

Source: National Guard, 06-Feb-09

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Danish SAR Merlins now performing to task

Source: Rotorhub, 06-Feb-09

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EADS North America receives U.S. Army contract for five additional UH-72A Lakotas

Source: EADS, 06-Feb-09

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Trains Irish Air Corps in NVG Operations

Source: Vertical Magazine, 05-Feb-09

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BAE Systems receives contract to develop CH-53K cockpit seats and cabin armor

Source: BAE Systems, 05-Feb-09

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AgustaWestland Awarded Helicopter Tactics Programme Implementation Study Contract

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Feb-09

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DRS Technologies receives $913M five year contract for the logistic support of the Mast-Mounted Sights of the Kiowa Warriors

Source: DefPro, 04-Feb-09

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4-Feb-09 (Serial TBA) Bell B206 Baymena, Choix, Sinaloa state, Mexico

4-Feb-09 Bell B206 , Mexico

04-Feb-09

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Boeing’s Ridley plant working on new style of military aircraft – the DiscRotor program

Source: Philadelphia Business Journal, 03-Feb-09

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US Army helicopters to be fitted with diagnostic sensors

Source: Army Times, 03-Feb-09

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Rolls-Royce to power V-22 Osprey aircraft in $222 million contract modification

Source: Rolls-Royce, 03-Feb-09

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US Coast Guard adds machine guns to helicopters

Source: San Francisco Examiner, 03-Feb-09

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3-Feb-09 ZJ266 Eurocopter AS350BB Ternhill, UK

3-Feb-09 ZJ266 Eurocopter AS350BB Ternhill, UK

03-Feb-09

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03-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia (3F)

3-Feb-09 Mil Mi-24 near Pugachyov airfield, Russia

03-Feb-09

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Russia to deliver first Mi-171 helicopter to India by yearend

Source: RIA Novosti, 02-Feb-09

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Pentagon researchers revisit technology of variable-length rotor blades

Source: The Register, 02-Feb-09

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Shake-up for Air Force One helicopter, fixed-wing bidders

Source: Flight International, 01-Feb-09

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New Helicopter Video Website Launched

Source: JustHelicopters, 31-Jan-09

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Piasecki reveals new look for hot-rod Chinook

Source: FlightGlobal, 29-Jan-09

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Next-Generation Longbow UAS Data Link Has Successful First Powered Flight On Apache Block III

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Jan-09

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Bell Boeing Team Awarded Joint Performance Based Logistics Contract for V-22 Osprey Support

27-Jan-09

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15 Black Hawks and 5 Russian Mi-17s en route to Columbia

Source: Rotor & Wing, 27-Jan-09

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CSC Integrates U.S. Air Force Simulator Into Fleet at Warrior Hall, Flight School XXI

Source: CSC, 26-Jan-09

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Northrop Grumman Announces First Sale of NAVEX Air Navigation System to Sikorsky for International Markets

Source: Northrop Grumman, 26-Jan-09

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South Korea Desires Older Apaches

Source: Rotor & Wing, 26-Jan-09

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VIP EC635s delivered to the Swiss Air Force

Source: Rotorhub, 26-Jan-09

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26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq – 2of2 (2F)

26-Jan-09

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26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq – 1of2 (2F)

26-Jan-09 Bell OH-58D Kirkuk, Iraq

26-Jan-09

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U.S. Coast Guard expands service and support contract with Rockwell Collins to three new aircraft platforms

Source: Rockwell Collins, 22-Jan-09

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17-Jan-09 05-08012 Boeing CH-47F Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan (1F)

17-Jan-09 Boeing CH-47D Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan

17-Jan-09

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17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon (7F)

17-Jan-09 F-MCOC 2318 Eurocopter AS532UL near Nyonie, Gabon

17-Jan-09

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16-Jan-09 Sikorsky UH-60 north of Kabul, Afghanistan

16-Jan-09 Sikorsky UH-60 north of Kabul, Afghanistan

16-Jan-09

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15-Jan-09 574 Mil Mi-17 Adraskan district, Herat province, Afghanistan (13F)

15-Jan-09 574 Mil Mi-17 Adraskan district, Herat province, AFghanistan

15-Jan-09

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Third VH-71 Presidential Production Helicopter Completes Initial Flight

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Jan-09

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Becker Avionics’ Digital Intercom System DVCS6100 provides Cristal Clear Communication for UH-72A Lakota

Source: Vertical Magazine, 13-Jan-09

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First Marine Corps UH-1Y Helicopter With Northrop Grumman Integrated Cockpit Deploys

Source: Northrop Grumman, 13-Jan-09

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12-Jan-09 91-26321 Sikorsaky UH-60 Texas A&M College Station, US-Texas (2F)

12-Jan-09 91-26321 Sikorsaky UH-60 Texas A&M College Station, US-Texas

12-Jan-09

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Eurocopter Rotor – January/February 2009 edition

Source: Eurocopter, 10-Jan-09

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Boeing Completes Apache Longbow Training Upgrade Contract

Source: Boeing, 09-Jan-09

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First Production VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Arrives at Lockheed Martin to Start Final Production Phase

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Jan-09

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Northrop Grumman to Equip Directional Infrared Countermeasures System Onboard U.S. Marine Corps CH-53D and CH-46E Helicopters

Source: Northrop Grumman, 08-Jan-09

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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Receives Contract Renewal In Support Of Canadian Military SAR

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Jan-09

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Ducommun Receives Contract from Boeing for Apache Helicopter Main and Tail Rotor Blades

Source: Ducommun, 06-Jan-09

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces $4M Contract to Provide Presidential Airways with Heads Up Display Systems

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Jan-09

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Becker Avionics’ Warning Tone Generator WTG900 selected for German Armed Forces’ CH-53GA transport helicopter avionics upgrade program

Source: RotorNews, 02-Jan-09

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01-Jan-09 F-MJCK Eurocopter AS350 (location TBA)

01-Jan-09

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1-Jan-09 F-MJCK Eurocopter AS350BA ,

1-Jan-09 F-MJCK Eurocopter AS350BA ,

01-Jan-09

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Eurocopter and Helibras sign a historic contract with the Brazilian government

Eurocopter and Helibras sign a historic contract with the Brazilian government

Eurocopter and Helibras sign a historic contract with the Brazilian government

Source: Eurocopter, 23-Dec-08

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Eurocopter and UK MoD sign Through-Life Support Contract for RAF Pumas and Gazelles

Eurocopter and UK Ministry of Defence sign Through-Life Support Contract for Royal Air Force Puma and Gazelle Helicopters

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Dec-08

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