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Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

Fort Drum Kiowas make final flight

After 20 years of operations in the north country, the post’s Kiowa helicopters will fly for the final time today. See full story

Source: Waterdown Daily Times, 29-Jul-15

Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Australia accepts first EC135 for HATS training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of HATS01, the first of fifteen helicopters of the H135 family (EC135 T2+) for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Boeing Defence Australia as the prime contractor for the new training system for the ADF, joined with representatives of the Royal Australian Navy… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 28-Jul-15

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28-Jul-15 Mil Mi-17 Hradisko, Slovakia (1F)

The helicopter crashed during a routine training exercise and the helicopter burnt out in the post-crash fire.  One fatal, two seriously injured

28-Jul-15

27-Jul-15 RDPL-34062 Mil Mi-17 Longcheng, Laos (23F)

Weather played a significant part in this accident, and helicopter wreckage was found on the slopes of a mountain.  Helicopter had made three attempts to take off from the capital Vientiane due to the weather.

27-Jul-15

New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

New dynamic testing method at Airbus brings helicopters to market quickly

An astonishing new building was recently unveiled at the Marignane plant in southern France. Built in under a year, the giant cylinder known as DHC0–Dynamic Helicopter Zero–now makes it possible to perform dynamic integration testing for the H160 and future helicopters in the Airbus Helicopters range. Gary Clark, head of vehicle test and integration at… Read more »

24-Jul-15

PerriQuest Unveils Solution to Aircraft Laser Attacks

PerriQuest Unveils Solution to Aircraft Laser Attacks

Following a string of recent high-profile events, PerriQuest Defense Research Enterprises unveiled the world’s most advanced laser-protective eye wear to dozens of aviation industry stakeholders. PerriQuest’s patent-pending technology protects the wearer from harmful red, green, and blue laser light without compromising the wearer’s ability to perceive and distinguish color. Production of the groundbreaking technology is… Read more »

Source: PerriQuest, 24-Jul-15

India plans purchase of 48 Mil Mi-8MTV-5

India plans purchase of 48 Mil Mi-8MTV-5

India plans to buy 48 military helicopters from Russia, in a deal valued at 1.1 billion dollars. See full story

Source: Morningstar, 24-Jul-15

Senator questions Army chief on Apache transfers

Senator questions Army chief on Apache transfers

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today questioned Gen. Mark Milley, nominee to be Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, about reports that the Army intends to implement the Aviation Restructure Initiative (ARI) as early as October 1, 2015. The plan would begin the transfer of Apache helicopters from the National Guard to the Army… Read more »

Source: Roger Wicker, 23-Jul-15

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Bell delivers ARH mockup to Dunbar High School

Bell delivers ARH mockup to Dunbar High School

A helicopter delivered to Dunbar High School on Tuesday will serve as a symbol of aviation education at the school. The OH-58 mock-up was a gift from Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter and will be displayed at a 12,000-square-foot hangar that will open at Dunbar this fall. The school offers two aviation-related programs under the Fort… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Jul-15

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UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

A Vietnam War helicopter on display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, located at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, will be dedicated in honor of Dr. Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, Mississippi on July 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. See full story

Source: WDAM, 23-Jul-15

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Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era participates in USCG Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 SAR Exercise

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced participation in the U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic Technology Evaluation 2015 Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX 2015) on Alaska’s North Slope. SAREX 2015 was designed to identify the benefits to search and rescue (SAR) missions brought forth by… Read more »

Source: Era, 22-Jul-15

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Fuji and Bell to joint develop new Japanese helicopter

Fuji and Bell to joint develop new Japanese helicopter

Japan has awarded Fuji Heavy Industries and Textron Inc’s Bell Helicopters a $3.02 billion deal to build a fleet of military transport aircraft that would also be sold overseas. See full story

Source: The Economic Times, 21-Jul-15

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Plan for new military helipad in Plymouth

Plan for new military helipad in Plymouth

The Ministry of Defence has applied for permission to build a new helicopter landing pad and Forward Operating Base in Plymouth. See full story

Source: The Herald, 21-Jul-15

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Swedish military signs five year NH90 component contract with Saab

Swedish military signs five year NH90 component contract with Saab

This new contract covers component maintenance for the TMS to ensure full system availability. This will include, among other capabilities, the helicopter’s sonar system for anti-submarine warfare. Saab is now responsible for the support and maintenance of the entire Hkp 14 TMS. “This agreement confirms our strength as a support provider who ensures the availability… Read more »

Source: SAAB, 21-Jul-15

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Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device Ready for Training

Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device Ready for Training

SOGITEC INDUSTRIES announces that NAHEMA and the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command have declared ready for training the Finnish Army NH90 Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD). The MRTD is now operational within the helicopter battalion at Utti Jaeger Regiment, South-Eastern Finland. The MRTD addresses NH90 training needs for the 3 main areas of missions assigned to… Read more »

Source: Sogitec, 21-Jul-15

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Key milestones in the life of Sikorsky

Key milestones in the life of Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin has issued an updated infographic today to show the Key Sikorsky Milestones from the founding of the company by Igor Sikorsky in 1923 through to its acquisition from United Technologies by Lockheed Martin, announced yesterday, Monday 20th July 2015. Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jul-15

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21-Jul-15 Eurocopter Tiger Darwin, Australia

Precautionary landing by a road after warning light illuminated – later cleared for direct flight back to base

21-Jul-15

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21-Jul-15 81-23609 Sikorsky UH-60 McPherson, US-Kansas

Main blades contacted tail boom in night training landing

21-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman awarded $14M contract for MH-53E mine hunting sonar systems

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Annapolis, Maryland, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $14,761,000 value cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the design, development, fabrication, testing, production and delivery of AN/AQS-24C mine hunting sonar systems. The purpose of this effort is to meet an urgent operational need for volume search minehunting capability deployed from the MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopter…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-15

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OFFICIAL – Lockheed Martin buys Sikorsky in $9 Billion deal

OFFICIAL – Lockheed Martin buys Sikorsky in $9 Billion deal

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, for $9.0 billion. The price is effectively reduced to approximately $7.1 billion, after taking into account tax benefits resulting from the transaction. “Sikorsky is a natural fit for Lockheed Martin and complements our broad portfolio… Read more »

20-Jul-15

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UT Arlington collaborating with Sikorsky on composites

UT Arlington collaborating with Sikorsky on composites

A University of Texas at Arlington professor is collaborating with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. through a $1.35 million grant to design more durable materials and accelerate their implementation in composite aircraft. Andrew Makeev, professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department and director of the UT Arlington Advanced Materials and Structures Lab, received the grant from… Read more »

Source: University Of Texas Arlington, 20-Jul-15

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HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

Marines pride themselves on being willing to take the fight to the enemy in any clime and place, but will never complain about getting a lift. Since the introduction of helicopter squadrons in military operations, Marines have been able to go farther and faster to protect America’s interests. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 is one such… Read more »

Source: USMC, 20-Jul-15

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Pratt & Whitney Canada CFO moves to Bombardier

Pratt & Whitney Canada CFO moves to Bombardier

Bombardier Inc. announced today the appointment of John Di Bert as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), effective August 10, 2015. Mr. Di Bert was selected following an international search to find a successor to Pierre Alary, who is retiring. “I’m very pleased to announce the appointment of John Di Bert as our… Read more »

Source: Bombardier, 20-Jul-15

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18-Jul-15 1209 TP-1 Oryx Goma, DRCongo

Nosewheel collapsed during ground taxi after hitting 5cm edge of newly laid tarmac.  operating for UN

Source: http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40001:saaf-oryx-damaged-in-drc-taxiing-incident&catid=111:sa-defence&Itemid=242, 18-Jul-15

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CH-53K first flight put back to late 2015

CH-53K first flight put back to late 2015

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has been forced to delay the first flight of its largest helicopter until later this year while it completes testing fixes to its gearbox and other problems, the U.S. Navy said Tuesday. See full story

Source: WSJ, 17-Jul-15

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Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q2 earnings

Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q2 earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its second quarter 2015 results after the stock market closes on Thursday, July 30, 2015, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 am ET on Friday, July 31, 2015. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (866) 291-5954 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 17-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters to switch to automated and robotic production

Russian Helicopters to switch to automated and robotic production

[electronic translation] Within the framework of the International Industrial Exhibition “Innoprom” held in Yekaterinburg from 8 to 11 July, experts holding “Helicopters of Russia” State Corporation Rostec took part in the roundtable “Digitization – a way to increase the competitiveness of Russian goods.” At the event, the Deputy General Director for Production holding “Helicopters of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Jul-15

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev views Ansat

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev views Ansat

[electronic translation] During the first day of the VI International Industrial Exhibition “Innoprom-2015” in Yekaterinburg, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on the stand holding “Helicopters of Russia” State Corporation Rostec it was demonstrated a new multipurpose helicopter “ANSAT” . The presentation was held aircraft Deputy General Director of holding “Helicopters of Russia” for the production… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Jul-15

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Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

Irish Health Minister confirms permanent EMS helicopter service

The Ministers for Defence and Health, Simon Coveney and Leo Varadkar, have announced the establishment of the Emergency Aeromedical Support Service on a permanent basis. This very valuable service ensures that seriously ill or injured people in remoter areas have timely access to appropriate high quality clinical care. The National Ambulance Service (NAS) and the… Read more »

Source: Irish Health Dept, 16-Jul-15

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Lynn Tilton Is Not A Billionaire, And Her Fortune Is Sinking

Lynn Tilton Is Not A Billionaire, And Her Fortune Is Sinking

After more than 180 years building fire trucks, American LaFrance finally shuttered on a cold January day last year. The company’s approximately 150 employees, most at the main factory in the tiny South Carolina town of Moncks Corner, found out that same day that they no longer had a job. See full story

Source: Forbes, 16-Jul-15

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$25K Cash Prize for Sikorsky’s 6th Entrepreneurial Challenge

$25K Cash Prize for Sikorsky’s 6th Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky Innovations will award a $25,000 cash prize to the winner of the next Entrepreneurial Challenge, a competition to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market. Sikorsky Innovations is the technology development division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX). Along with the news… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jul-15

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Future of Military Rotorcraft – international speaker list confirmed for DSEI 2015

Future of Military Rotorcraft – international speaker list confirmed for DSEI 2015

The future of rotorcraft, and especially the requirement for faster, versatile platforms is a pressing issue for militaries around the world, many of which will be at Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) in September. This will be discussed in one of DSEI 2015’s four Strategic Conferences, The Future of Military Rotorcraft: 2030 and Beyond,… Read more »

Source: CMS, 16-Jul-15

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MD Helicopters to integrate M260 rocket system on Afghan MD530Fs

MD Helicopters to integrate M260 rocket system on Afghan MD530Fs

MD Helicopters Inc.,* Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $13,172,766 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales contract (Afghanistan) for the procurement, installation, integration, testing, and Army-approved airworthiness qualification support of M260 rockets and the fixed forward weapon sights on the armed MD530F Mission Equipment Package (MEP) aircraft. Integration on one U.S. government furnished armed MD530F MEP unit will… Read more »

15-Jul-15

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Bell award $55M for support of Iraq helicopters

Bell award $55M for support of Iraq helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded a $55,600,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee foreign military sales contract (Iraq) for technical advice and maintenance and logistics support for maintenance and logistics for Bell aircraft. Work will be performed in Iraq with an estimated completion date of Aug. 7, 2016. One bid was solicited with one received. Fiscal 2015… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters to deliver Mi-8MTV-5 to Belarus

Russian Helicopters to deliver Mi-8MTV-5 to Belarus

During the international military technology forum Army-2015 on 16 June 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) announced that a contract has been signed with the Belarusian Defence Ministry for delivery of 12 Russian-made Mi-8MTV-5 military transport helicopters over 2016-2017. “The Republic of Belarus is an important partner for Russia in military technical cooperation,”… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 15-Jul-15

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Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

Boeing awarded $7M for work on CH-47F for Turkey and UAE

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $7,451,859 modification (P00024) to a foreign military sales contract (W58RGZ-13-C-0002) to add additional unique statement of work effort for foreign military sales to Turkey and the United Arab Emirates for CH-47F Chinook cargo helicopters. Purpose of the modification is to incorporate unique tasks required by the… Read more »

14-Jul-15

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Bell-Boeing awarded $332M contract for five MV-22s for Japan

Bell-Boeing awarded $332M contract for five MV-22s for Japan

Bell Boeing, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter, a Textron [NYSE: TXT] company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], was awarded a U.S. Navy contract today for five Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft to be delivered to Japan, marking the first sale of the aircraft through the U.S. government’s foreign military sales program. The contract for… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Jul-15

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First Indian-developed anti-tank guided missile fired from helicopter

First Indian-developed anti-tank guided missile fired from helicopter

For the first time, an indigenously developed anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) has been successfully test-fired from a helicopter platform. See full story.

Source: The Times Of India, 14-Jul-15

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14-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 El Bejuco, Colombia (4F)

Helicopter on anti-drug operation landed in a clearing which was mined – the mine exploded, killing four, seriously injuring two and minor injuries to another four.  Full infra-red video released from second helicopter providing top cover above.

14-Jul-15

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Bell appoints new Customer Support and Service VP

Bell appoints new Customer Support and Service VP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Glenn Isbell will assume the role of Senior Vice President for the Customer Support and Service organization, effective immediately. “Glenn is a proven, innovative leader. He knows our products and our business and I’m confident that the CSS business will continue to grow and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-15

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Harris Corp announces new Org Structure

Harris Corp announces new Org Structure

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) today announced that it will reorganize its business segments to increase operational efficiency and capture synergies that result from Harris’ recent acquisition of Exelis. “We combined Harris’ and Exelis’ top talent and technology to create four market-focused segments aligned with Harris’ strategic growth platforms,” said William M. Brown, chairman, president and chief… Read more »

Source: Harris, 13-Jul-15

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Lockheed Martin tipped to buy Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin tipped to buy Sikorsky

In the last week, Reuters were first to announce the apparent reduction in bidders for Sikorsky to two – Bell’s parent company Textron and Lockheed Martin.  Now the balance is clearly tipping in favour of Lockheed Martin, and figures around $8 billion are being suggested by the Sunday Times in the UK and the Wall… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jul-15

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Competition for China’s future helicopter being held in Beijing

Competition for China’s future helicopter being held in Beijing

The Future Helicopter Designer Competition held which began on July 8 in Beijing and is sponsored by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China will decide what kind of military helicopter the country will develop over the next five years, reports state-run Global Times. See full story

Source: Want China Times, 13-Jul-15

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Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Finland recieves last NH90 from order for 20

Airbus Helicopters and Patria, the company responsible for the local assembly of the NH90, marked the important milestone of the delivery of the 20th and last serial NH90 during a ceremony with the customer at Patria’s facility in Halli, Finland. “These helicopters are used for various tasks of the Finnish Defense Forces such as national… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Jul-15

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AgustaWestland Celebrates 100 Years of Aircraft Manufacturing in the UK

AgustaWestland Celebrates 100 Years of Aircraft Manufacturing in the UK

AgustaWestland is today celebrating the centenary of the formation of the Westland Aircraft Works in Yeovil and the many aeronautical achievements that have been made during 100 years of continuous aircraft manufacturing on the site. Established in 1915 Westland has produced many famous fixed wing aircraft designs such as the Whirlwind, Welkin, Wapiti, Lysander before… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 13-Jul-15

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CAE appoints VP Washington Operations – Defense & Security

CAE appoints VP Washington Operations – Defense & Security

CAE today announced the appointment of Andrew “Andy” Jazwick as Vice President, Washington Operations for its Defense and Security business unit. In this newly established position for the company, Mr. Jazwick will serve as the senior executive for CAE Defense and Security in Washington, DC and have responsibility for all CAE worldwide efforts involving the… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Jul-15

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HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer

HSM-77 welcomes new commanding officer

Cmdr. Kenneth P. Ward relieved Cmdr. Lonnie L. Appleget as commanding officer of the “Saberhawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 77 during an airborne change of command ceremony with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), July 4. Appleget, a plankowner of George Washington, completed his command tour not only on the… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Jul-15

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Boeing explores opportunities in Poland in support of AH-64E bid

Boeing explores opportunities in Poland in support of AH-64E bid

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and members of its AH-64E Apache industry team – General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon and Longbow Ltd. – launched an initiative with Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) to explore opportunities for collaboration with Polish industry. More than 10 Polish companies participated in the two-day workshop with Boeing and its teammates to forge partnerships… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 10-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters showcased Ka52K and Mi-8AMTSh-VA at IMDS-2015

Russian Helicopters showcased Ka52K and Mi-8AMTSh-VA at IMDS-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest developments for maritime use during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015. “We are actively working to expand operational uses of our commercial and military helicopters on land and sea,”… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters is taking part in the exhibition Innoprom-2015

Russian Helicopters is taking part in the exhibition Innoprom-2015

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) is taking part in the sixth international industrial exhibition Innoprom-2015, which is being held from the 8th to the 11th of July 2015. The company will showcase its Ansat multipurpose helicopter at Innoprom, which is taking place at the Ekaterinburg-Expo International Exhibition Centre. Russian Helicopters’ exhibition can be… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 10-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters announces results of AGM

Russian Helicopters announces results of AGM

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in Moscow on 30 June. The AGM elected the Board of Directors, approved the Company’s annual report and annual financial statements for 2014, and discussed other items on the agenda. The AGM approved the new Board of Directors as follows:… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 10-Jul-15

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10-Jul-15 Mil Mi-171 Apatrampa, Ghana

Flight with Ghana’s President John Mahama and First lady Lordina Maham on board.  Landed due to severe weather.  No mention in local press as to whether pilot obtained a forecast before take-off

10-Jul-15

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Sikorsky awarded $11M modification for Jordanian UH-60M order

Sikorsky awarded $11M modification for Jordanian UH-60M order

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford Connecticut was awarded an $11,278,955 modification (P00273) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Jordan) for and additional UH-60M helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2015. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $ $11,278,955 were obligated at the time… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Jul-15

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Final results of Italian Blade 2015

Final results of Italian Blade 2015

The latest flying event organised as part of the Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP) was successfully conducted from 22 June to 3 July in Viterbo, Italy. More than 1000 personnel and 30 helicopters from seven countries attended this multinational training, the largest of its kind organised in Europe this year. Over the course of Italian Blade… Read more »

Source: EDA, 09-Jul-15

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CAE to manufacture two more UH-72A flight training devices

CAE to manufacture two more UH-72A flight training devices

CAE was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. to manufacture two additional UH-72A Lakota flight training devices (FTDs). These UH-72A FTDs, the seventh and eight being produced by CAE for the U.S. Army, will be delivered to Fort Rucker, Alabama during the spring of 2016. These training devices, which are Federal Aviation… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Jul-15

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CAE to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer for Australia

CAE to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer for Australia

CAE was awarded a contract to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer (CMT) as well as procure an MH-60R rear crew trainer (RCT) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program.  CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and development of the MH-60R CMT… Read more »

Source: CAE, 09-Jul-15

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Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

The US-based supplier for a P1.2 billion helicopter contract with the military has accused the whistleblower in the supposed anomalies in the deal of extortion, and alleged that whenever she failed to get what she wanted, she made things difficult for the company.See Full Story.

Source: Inquirer.net, 09-Jul-15

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Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

Ukrainian helicopter pilot charged with murder as Moscow trial approaches

Nadia Savchenko, 34, a Ukrainian army helicopter pilot who has spent nearly a year in Russian jails, now stands accused of the murder of two Russian journalists.See Full Story

Source: The Telegraph, 09-Jul-15

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Boeing Funds Bluedrop to Develop Rear Crew Trainer for Chinook Helicopter

Boeing Funds Bluedrop to Develop Rear Crew Trainer for Chinook Helicopter

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) today announced a commitment to develop the next generation rear crew trainer for the CH-47 Chinook (Chinook) helicopter along with a five year commitment to support development and ongoing international sales. The Honourable Ed Holder,… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 09-Jul-15

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Malta orders third AW139

Malta orders third AW139

The Armed Forces of Malta will soon have its third helicopter, as the government has signed a contract for a €14 million deal part of which will be financed by the European Union. See full story

Source: Independent, 08-Jul-15

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Airbus reveals H135 Bluecopter technology demonstrator

Airbus reveals H135 Bluecopter technology demonstrator

A quieter and more fuel efficient future for rotorcraft flight was unveiled by Airbus Helicopters today with its Bluecopter demonstrator, which has validated leading-edge technologies ranging from an advanced Fenestron®, improved rotor and airframe design to intelligent engine power management. In the more than 28 flight hours logged during evaluations performed throughout its operating envelope,… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Jul-15

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AgustaWestland confirms HeliHub report on Guardia Costiera AW139 order

AgustaWestland confirms HeliHub report on Guardia Costiera AW139 order

On 18th June, HeliHub.com ran the story Guardia Costiera increases AW139 fleet On 6th July, AgustaWestland issued the following press release AgustaWestland announced today a major milestone in the modernization of the Italian Coast Guard’s helicopter fleet, with the delivery of three further AW139 intermediate twin aircraft and an order for two more aircraft. The… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 07-Jul-15

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07-Jul-15 MD Helicopters MD500D Bargoni, Kenya (2F)

Technical issues on approach led to emergency landing in an unsuitable location, leading to severe injuries to the 2 POB.  Both died in the hospital later the same day

07-Jul-15

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07-Jul-15 12414 Sikorsky S61 Lawrencetown, Canada

helicopter was on a routine flight when the crew noticed a drop in hydraulic pressure and were forced to land

07-Jul-15

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Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Group form military joint venture

Airbus Helicopters and Mahindra Group form military joint venture

Airbus Helicopters is joining hands with Mahindra Group subsidiary, Mahindra Defence, to produce helicopters in India in order to meet the country’s military requirements. The strengths of both the companies will ensure a strong partnership to present the best rotorcraft solutions for India’s needs and strengthen indigenous industrial capabilities. The teaming represents a significant step… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Jul-15

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Helicopter Museum hosts Flight Simulator Convention

Helicopter Museum hosts Flight Simulator Convention

If you have ever wanted to take to the controls of a jumbo jet or test out your top gun fighter pilot skills then you will be able to do just that when the annual Flight Simulator Convention returns to The Helicopter Museum, Weston-super-Mare on the 18th and 19th July. Flight simulators will be set… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Museum, 06-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters showcases renewed production of amphibious Mi-14PS

Russian Helicopters showcases renewed production of amphibious Mi-14PS

During the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015, Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) showcasing potential plans for the renewed production of the unique amphibious Mi-14 helicopter. This multirole helicopter can land and taxi on water, and also take-off from… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters announces results of AGM

Russian Helicopters announces results of AGM

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) in Moscow on 30 June. The AGM elected the Board of Directors, approved the Company’s annual report and annual financial statements for 2014, and discussed other items on the agenda. The AGM approved the new Board of Directors as follows:… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jul-15

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Russian Helicopters showcases new marine helicopters at International Maritime Defence Show

Russian Helicopters showcases new marine helicopters at International Maritime Defence Show

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) will showcase its latest developments for maritime use during the 7th International Maritime Defence Show (IMDS 2015), which is being held in St. Petersburg from 1 to 5 July 2015. “We are actively working to expand operational uses of our commercial and military helicopters on land and sea,”… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jul-15

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Finmeccanica wins Landing Helicopter Dock contract with Fincantieri

Finmeccanica wins Landing Helicopter Dock contract with Fincantieri

Fincantieri, one of the world’s largest shipbuilding groups and reference player in the naval shipbuilding industry, and Finmeccanica, Italy’s leading manufacturer in the high technology sector, have been awarded the contract for the construction and equipment of one multipurpose amphibious unit (LHD) for the Italian Navy. The total value of the contract is over €1.1… Read more »

Source: finmeccanica, 06-Jul-15

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05-Jul-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Tamaulipas, Mexico

Came under fire from the ground in an area regarded as the centre of a turf war between rival drugs cartels

05-Jul-15

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Retired UK helicopter pilot took £20K from Old Boys’ club

Retired UK helicopter pilot took £20K from Old Boys’ club

The treasurer of a school’s Old Boys’ society who plundered the funds to stave off debts has avoided an immediate jail term. See Full Story

Source: Express & Star, 02-Jul-15

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Egypt apparently acquiring NH90 for FREMM frigate

Egypt apparently acquiring NH90 for FREMM frigate

Egypt is reportedly seeking to acquire a single NH90 multimission helicopter for its new FREMM frigate, which was transferred by DCNS to the Egyptian flag on 23 June. See Full Story

Source: Defence Web, 02-Jul-15

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Global Military Helicopter Market – Strategic Outlook to 2025

Global Military Helicopter Market – Strategic Outlook to 2025

The global military helicopter market is on the verge of a technological leap with next generation compound helicopters & tilt rotorcrafts heralding the advent of a new era that is likely to witness a significant expansion of the operational spectrum, capabilities & performance threshold of these machines which is likely to eventually redefine their role… Read more »

Source: Report Buyer, 02-Jul-15

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