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AgustaWestland at FIDAE 2014

AgustaWestland at FIDAE 2014

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, attends FIDAE 2014 showing an Italian Air Force AW139M intermediate twin and a single engine AW119Ke for firefighting applications operated by FAASA, thus showcasing both military and parapublic capabilities. The company has a longstanding and well established presence in South America with the sale of hundreds of helicopters for both civil… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Mar-14

Airbus Group at FIDAE 2014

Airbus Group at FIDAE 2014

Airbus Group will have a major presence at the 18th edition of the FIDAE air show from the 25-30 March 2014 at Arturo Merino Benitez Airport. The Group, which is taking part in the show for the first time under its new name, will feature its three Divisions: Airbus, Airbus Defence and Space and Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Group, 21-Mar-14

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Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing awarded $15M for CH-47F Block II lightweight fuel system

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pa., was awarded a $15,800,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee for the design, development, build, and test of a CH-47F Block II Lightweight Fuel System as part of the Airframe Component Improvement Program. Fiscal 2014 other appropriation funds and work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pa. The estimated completion date is March 15, 2017…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,281,805 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-12-D-0003) for the hardware and software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program. Services to be provided include design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

Royal Navy tests Merlin Mk2 to the max

Royal Navy tests Merlin Mk2 to the max

The Merlin Mk 2 is the Navy’s new-and-improved version of the world’s leading anti-submarine helicopter, conducting its initial trials with the Royal Navy’s first line of defence against the threat from underwater foes: the Type 23 frigate. The Merlin has been in service with the Royal Navy for more than a decade, but is in… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 20-Mar-14

CenturyLink wins Marine Corps Base Quantico contract

CenturyLink wins Marine Corps Base Quantico contract

CenturyLink recently won a contract to provide voice, data network and telecommunications infrastructure services to the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Development Command in Quantico, Va., and the Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, D.C., that could be worth up to $8.5 million over the next two years. CenturyLink will provide a team of professional information technology specialists… Read more »

Source: CenturyLink, 20-Mar-14

First Flight for Italian Air Force AW101

First Flight for Italian Air Force AW101

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first AW101 for the Italian Air Force, designated the HH-101A “CAESAR”, made its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility in the UK today at the presence of the Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Pasquale Preziosa, the Italian Ambassador Domenico Terracciano, the Director of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-14

Chairman of Russian Helicopters re-elected

Chairman of Russian Helicopters re-elected

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announces that Vladimir Artyakov was re-elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors on 18 March. Mr Artyakov, who is also first deputy CEO of Rostec, has served as Chairman of the Board of Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland and Italian Air Force sign LOI for training

AgustaWestland and Italian Air Force sign LOI for training

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and the Italian Air Force are pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent aimed at further strengthening their already well-established cooperation through the future set up of joint training solutions. The announcement was made on the occasion of the official ceremony for the maiden flight of the first… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-14

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Ducommun Expands Supplier Gold Status from Sikorsky

Ducommun Expands Supplier Gold Status from Sikorsky

Ducommun Incorporated  today reported that it has earned Supplier Gold status from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), at its Berryville and Huntsville, Ark. facilities. Ducommun’s Joplin, Mo. plant has maintained UTC Supplier Gold status since 2010. The facilities manufacture complex custom interconnect and electronic assemblies for Sikorsky’s BLACK HAWK helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 19-Mar-14

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19-Mar-14 HD.21-10 Eurocopter AS332B Morro Jable, Spain (4F)

Military SAR helicopter crashed into the water off the Canary Islands at 2155 CET on night training flight.  One rescued, four later confirmed dead when the helicopter was located under water.

19-Mar-14

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Sikorsky to review MH-53E engine fires

Sikorsky to review MH-53E engine fires

A US Government website shows that the US Navy is to negotiate and award a sole source contract with Sikorsky for the procurement of non-recurring engineering tasks and deliverable products required for a trade study to reduce or eliminate the risk of inflight fires and heat damage in the #2 engine compartment as a result… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-14

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Garmin Expands Radar Altimeter Product Line

Garmin Expands Radar Altimeter Product Line

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, today announced a comprehensive radar altimeter solution that expands upon Garmin’s high-performance, all digital GRA 5500 radar altimeter to include the GRA 55, a best-in-class and cost-effective radar altimeter designed specifically for helicopters and general aviation aircraft. The GRA… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 17-Mar-14

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New sergeant major for HMLA-167

New sergeant major for HMLA-167

Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 167 bid farewell to Sgt. Maj. Wayne L. Allen, and welcomed Sgt. Maj. Charles E. Wells during a relief and appointment ceremony in the squadron’s hangar, aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, Feb. 27. Allen served as the “Warriors” sergeant major from May 2012 to February 2014. Commanding… Read more »

Source: USMC, 16-Mar-14

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MQ-8C Fire Scout reaches 100 flight hours

MQ-8C Fire Scout reaches 100 flight hours

US Navy has released a photo of an MQ-8C Fire Scout on runway after a test flight at Point Mugu, Calif., March 10. The unmanned helicopter surpassed 100 flight hours during this event and will continue to undergo testing at Point Mugu this year.  In July, the Navy will conduct dynamic interface testing with the MQ-8C aboard USS Jason Dunham (DDG… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 14-Mar-14

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San Bernardino County accepts two UH-1Hs

San Bernardino County accepts two UH-1Hs

Two military surplus UH-1Hs were offered to the county by the California Emergency Management Agency’s 1033 Excess Property Program.  See full story

Source: Alpenhorn News, 13-Mar-14

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Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Indian Armed Forces receive landmark 3,500th Mi-17

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, has built the 3,500th export version of the Mi-17 at Kazan Helicopters. The helicopter will be delivered to the Indian Armed Forces as part of a contract signed by Rosoboronexport in 2012.   A contract for 80 military transport Mi-17V-5 helicopters was signed by Rosoboronexport in 2008,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

Helibras begin to deliver upgraded AS565 Panther K2 to Brazilian Army

The first two upgraded AS365 Panther K2 rotorcraft will be delivered this month by Airbus Helicopters’ Helibras subsidiary to the Brazilian Army Aviation Command (AvEx), providing a modernized platform with more power, updated avionics and increased mission capability. These deliveries follow the signature in Brasília of an amendment standardizing the modifications introduced to the helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-14

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Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian military MI-8s overhauled in Ukraine by Ukrspecexport

Croatian company Aviation and Technical Center ‘ZTC’ with the assistance of Ukrspecexport State Company and Sevastopol Aircraft Plant, being incorporated with Ukroboronprom State Concern, has transferred two Mi-8 Helicopters repaired after the major overhaul to the Air Forces of Croatia. The third helicopter for the needs of Croatian Air Forces is under the preparation to flyoff. The repair of Mi-8 Helicopters for… Read more »

Source: Ukroboronprom, 13-Mar-14

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Longbow International Receives $96M Support Contract for UK Apache Fire Control Systems

Longbow International Receives $96M Support Contract for UK Apache Fire Control Systems

LONGBOW International, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] and Northrop Grumman [NYSE: NOC], received a $96 million contract in 2013 from AgustaWestland to support LONGBOW Fire Control Radars on U.K. Apache AH Mk.1 aircraft. The five-year contract includes engineering services, integrated logistics support and an in-country repair capability. The effort is part of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-14

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Sikorsky receives 12th Maintenance Excellence Award from US Navy

Sikorsky receives 12th Maintenance Excellence Award from US Navy

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has received the 2013 Maintenance Excellence Award from the Commander, Tactical Support Wing (CTSW) for support of the Composite Fighter Squadron VFC-111 based in Key West, Fla. The award marks the 12th that Sikorsky has received since the program’s start in 2001, and the second consecutive year the Key West… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters to display latest developments at India Aviation 2014

Russian Helicopters to display latest developments at India Aviation 2014

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will be attending the India Aviation 2014 international civil aviation exhibition and conference, which will run from 12-16 March 2014 at the Begumpet airport exhibition centre, Hyderabad, India. Russian Helicopters will showcase its current and forthcoming helicopter models to operators from South and South-East… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Mar-14

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Virtual Lynx MK.9A joins British Army fleet

Virtual Lynx MK.9A joins British Army fleet

Crews flying the latest incarnation of the British Army’s primary battlefield utility helicopter can now familiarise themselves with in-flight operational procedures in a virtual environment thanks to training, simulation and consultancy specialist NSC. Responding to a request from Joint Helicopter Command to the pilot Defence Simulation Centre, the Surrey-based company produced a detailed visual and… Read more »

Source: NSC, 11-Mar-14

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Base for Australian MH-60R fleet progresses at full speed

Base for Australian MH-60R fleet progresses at full speed

The new $138 million MH-60R Seahawk Romeo helicopter capability facilities at HMAS Albatross are starting to take shape.  See full story

Source: South Coast Register, 11-Mar-14

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MEAHA endorses Dubai Helishow

MEAHA endorses Dubai Helishow

The Middle East and Africa Helicopter Association (MEAHA) has endorsed the forthcoming Dubai Helishow scheduled for November 4-6, 2014. MEAHA fully supports the sixth biennial helicopter technology and operations exhibition to be held at the Grand Stand, Meydan Hotel, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. This major event is organized under the patronage of H.H. General Sheikh… Read more »

Source: MEAHA, 11-Mar-14

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Embry-RIddle opens registration for online Human Factors course

Embry-RIddle opens registration for online Human Factors course

The mental and physical factors that contribute to aviation accidents will be examined during a free, massive open online course (MOOC) offered by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Worldwide. Registration for The Human Factor in Aviation is open to the public. The class, which runs from April 7 to May 11, is limited to 2,000 students. “We… Read more »

Source: Embry-RIddle, 11-Mar-14

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Universal Avionics appoints Program Development Manager, Military and Government

Universal Avionics appoints Program Development Manager, Military and Government

Scott Campbell, Universal Avionics’ Director of Airline and Military Sales, announced that Mr. Bob Sanchez has been appointed to the newly created position of Program Development Manager, Military and Government. In this new role, Mr. Sanchez will be responsible for maintaining Universal Avionics’ existing programs and relationships within the Government and Military market segment, as… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 11-Mar-14

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Analysis Report – US DoD and Civil Helicopter Markets

Analysis Report – US DoD and Civil Helicopter Markets

As the DoD’s discretionary spending continues to decrease, upgrading and/or remanufacturing helicopters has gained favour over developing entirely new rotorcraft systems. However, a modest global economic recovery following the great recession and a limited supply of used airframes have resulted in a significant increase in new US civil helicopter unit demand. This research service analyzes… Read more »

Source: Report Buyer, 11-Mar-14

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Less autonomy for AgustaWestland as Finmeccanica pushes consolidation plans

Less autonomy for AgustaWestland as Finmeccanica pushes consolidation plans

The Board of Directors of Finmeccanica, convened today under the chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, examined and approved the project for a New Group Organizational and Operating Model applying to the Aerospace, Defence and Security  sectors (“A,D&S”). The New Organizational Model is in line with similar initiatives promoted by our main competitors aimed at effectively tackling the challenges… Read more »

Source: Finmeccanica, 10-Mar-14

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Concurrent Technologies win $15M contract for MH-60S Airborne Mine Counter Measures work

Concurrent Technologies win $15M contract for MH-60S Airborne Mine Counter Measures work

Concurrent Technologies Corp., Johnstown, Pa., was awarded a $15,338,026 cost-plus-fixed fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide engineering services in support of the continued modification of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery system to incorporate airborne countermeasures capabilities.  The overall objectives of the carriage, stream, tow and recovery program are to design, fabricate, test and integrate a… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-14

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General Electric win $80M contract for CH/MH-53 engine repairs

General Electric win $80M contract for CH/MH-53 engine repairs

General Electric, Lynn Mass., was awarded a $79,737,730 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of 20 T-64 engine (CH53D/E and MH53E helicopters) components, along with manufacturing, engineering, and technical support to the Fleet Readiness Center East, Cherry Point, N.C., with a goal of improving monthly output.  Work will be performed in Cherry Point, N.C. (80 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-14

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Raytheon win $12M contract for MH-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon win $12M contract for MH-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, was awarded a $12,814,344 firm-fixed-price contract for 16 turret units and eight electronics units for the Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems for Navy MH-60 aircraft.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target acquisition, tracking, range-finding, and laser designation, and for the HELLFIRE… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-14

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Airbus delivers last German Army Tiger upgraded for Afghanistan

Airbus delivers last German Army Tiger upgraded for Afghanistan

The Germany Army today received the last of 12 Tiger UHT support helicopters upgraded by Airbus Helicopters for Afghanistan missions to support ground troops, protect convoys and perform reconnaissance operations. This milestone rotorcraft – presented during a delivery ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ Donauwörth, Germany production facility – was provided to the military service’s 36 Combat… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-14

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One new CV-22 ordered at cost of $76.1M

One new CV-22 ordered at cost of $76.1M

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $76,100,722 modification to the previously awarded V-22 fixed-price-incentive-fee lot 17-21 multiyear contract (N00019-12-C-2001).  This modification exercises an option for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tiltrotor aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (24.6 percent); Ridley Park,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Mar-14

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09-Mar-14 Mil Mi-24 Zarzaitine, Algeria

In flight problem, emergency landing onto tarmac and heavily damaged.  Crew unhurt

09-Mar-14

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US Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal

US Air Force to fund rescue helicopter in last-minute reversal

US Air Force decided on Tuesday to start work on a new rescue helicopter by sole-bidder Sikorsky in fiscal 2015, a surprising turnaround hours after the Pentagon told Congress the program to replace the HH-60 Pave Hawk had been postponed.  See full story

Source: Reuters, 06-Mar-14

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Bird Strikes Problematic for Military Helicopters, Study Finds

Bird Strikes Problematic for Military Helicopters, Study Finds

Birds posing the biggest threat to helicopters operated by the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force, a new study finds.  See full story

Source: Live Science, 06-Mar-14

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CAE to provide UH-60L/M Black Hawk simulator for Mexican Federal Police

CAE to provide UH-60L/M Black Hawk simulator for Mexican Federal Police

CAE today announced it is designing and manufacturing a UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator to be used by the Mexican Federal Police. ACADEMI, a security services company and prime contractor, awarded CAE USA a subcontract in late September 2013. ACADEMI was contracted by the United States Department of Defense Counter Narcoterrorism Program Office (CNTPO) to… Read more »

Source: CAE, 05-Mar-14

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Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

Odd couple at centre of Russian helicopter inquiry

The ties between a former US Army colonel and a Russian entrepreneur are at the heart of a criminal investigation into a program that supplies American allies with Russian helicopters.  See full story  The AviaBaltika company forms part of this investigation

Source: TheNews.com.pk, 05-Mar-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $10M for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin Corp. Owego, N.Y. is being awarded $10,630,597 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7048 against a previously awarded firm-fixed-price long term contract (N00383-09-D-021F) for the repair of 13 items in support of the Multi-Mode Radar System, and the Electronic Measurement System for the H-60R Helicopter.  Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and work is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Mar-14

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US Marines, Spanish pilots conduct bilateral carrier landings

US Marines, Spanish pilots conduct bilateral carrier landings

As part of a larger effort to increase international cooperation, U.S. Marines with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response conducted a bilateral carrier qualification with their Spanish counterparts from Maneuver Helicopter Battalion #4 (BHELMA IV) aboard USS Gunston Hall (LSD 44), Feb. 25, 2014. The carrier qualification gave the pilots from SP-MAGTF Crisis Response… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 05-Mar-14

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US commits $1.16 Billion to AH-64E Apache program

US commits $1.16 Billion to AH-64E Apache program

Boeing Co., Mesa, Ariz. was awarded a $1,156,446,681 modification (P00007) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055 for full rate production of the AH-64E Apache helicopter, seventy-two remanufactured helicopter systems, ten new helicopter systems, and for refreshing five crew trainers , refurbishing one crew trainer, and integrated logistics support, peculiar ground support equipment, initial spares, over and above, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Mar-14

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Sikorsky and Turkey sign Black Hawk licensing and manufacturing agreements

Sikorsky and Turkey sign Black Hawk licensing and manufacturing agreements

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX +0.71% , has signed agreements with the Turkish government and key Turkish aerospace contractors that license Turkey’s aerospace industry to manufacture 109 T-70 helicopters (Turkish variants of Sikorsky’s S-70i™ International BLACK HAWK helicopter) for operation by the Turkish Government, and to assemble 109 S-70i™ helicopters… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-14

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Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK awarded EASA Part 21G accreditation

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded Part 21G accreditation from the European Aviation Safety Agency following an official audit in late December 2013. The deserved recognition from Europe’s regulatory aviation authority enables the company to perform work pertaining to sheet metal and… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-14

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Airbus expands rollout of Cockpit Image and Flight Data Recorders

Airbus expands rollout of Cockpit Image and Flight Data Recorders

Today at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO conference in Anaheim, CA, Airbus Helicopters announced its intention for all new aircraft produced by the company to be equipped with a cockpit image and flight data recorder. For the past several years, Airbus Helicopters has equipped all of its AS350 model helicopters with the Vision 1000 as a… Read more »

Source: Appareo Systems, 04-Mar-14

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AeroVironment becomes shareholder in CybAero

AeroVironment becomes shareholder in CybAero

CybAero, which develops and markets unmanned helicopters, has a new partner. It is the American partner AeroVironment, AV, who has converted one of its two loans.  AeroVironment will thus acquire in CybAero of 8.5 percent, making them the largest shareholder in the company. The loan of 10 million, now converted into 1,062,699 shares were issued by… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 04-Mar-14

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Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria orders Mi-26, Mi-28 helicopters

Algeria has ordered 42 Mi-28N Night Hunter attack helicopters and six Mi-26T2 cargo helicopters in a nearly $3 billion deal, according to Russian media.  See full story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Mar-14

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Russian Helicopters drives rotorcraft industry modernisation

Russian Helicopters drives rotorcraft industry modernisation

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, is continuing to modernise its production capacity under the Federal Targeted ProgrammeDeveloping the Military Industrial Complex in the Russian Federation 2011-2020. In this latest phase of modernisation, the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, a Russian Helicopters company, is launching a programme to re-tool and upgrade its production… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Mar-14

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04-Mar-14 AVIC WZ-10 Weinan, China

Attack helicopter crashed into farm field.  Debris field very confined, suggesting lack of forward speed at time of accident and close proximity of pylon (photo) suggests wire strike

04-Mar-14

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Kaman appoints Vice President for Tax

Kaman appoints Vice President for Tax

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Michael J. Lyon has been appointed to the position of Vice President – Tax, reporting to Robert Starr, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Lyon succeeds John Lockwood in the position and joins Kaman from Gerber Scientific, a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of integrated automation equipment and software,… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 03-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings at Heli-Expo

The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-14

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02-Mar-14 Eurocopter MH-65C Washington Island, US-Wisconsin

Emergency landing made after crew experienced “flight control malfunctions”

02-Mar-14

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US Air Force mulls whether it can afford HH-60G Pave Hawk replacement

U.S. Air Force Secretary Debra James says she’s reviewing whether the service can afford a contract for combat-rescue helicopters that drew only one bid -= from Sikorsky  See full story

Source: Dallas Morning News, 28-Feb-14

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Indra working on EC175 simulator for Airbus Helicopters at Marignane

Indra working on EC175 simulator for Airbus Helicopters at Marignane

Pilot training with the first Level D full-flight simulator for Airbus Helicopters’ new EC175 rotorcraft will be available from this summer, using an Indra-built system located at the Airbus Helicopters Training Services facility in Marignane, France. Its near-term availability, announced today at the Heli-Expo 2014 convention in Anaheim, California, will enable pilot training to begin… Read more »

Source: Indra, 28-Feb-14

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Heli-One Achieves U.K. Defence Helicopter Engine-Support Certification

Heli-One Achieves U.K. Defence Helicopter Engine-Support Certification

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) Military Aviation Authority (MAA) has certified Heli-One as an Approved Maintenance Organisation to provide helicopter-maintenance support services. The MAA’s approval of Heli-One’s Maintenance Approved Organization Scheme (MAOS) application marks the first such certification for Heli-One to support the Makila 1A1 engines fitted to MoD aircraft. The MoD uses… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 28-Feb-14

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Turbomeca announces major milestone in their BOOST project

Turbomeca announces major milestone in their BOOST project

Turbomeca announced the achievement of a major milestone in the BOOST project (BOOST – Bank of Online Services & Technologies): the delivery of the first version of the IBM application. BOOST is Turbomeca’s future range of advanced engine and maintenance management services. With this unique, highly secure web-based application, customers will be able to electronically… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 28-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters’ new AS332C1e is ready for duty

Airbus Helicopters’ new AS332C1e is ready for duty

Launch customer Starlite Aviation adds firm order of two AS 332C1e and will deploy its first delivered rotorcraft to Kosovo Anaheim, California, 25 February 2014 – Airbus Helicopters today unveiled the latest member of its Super Puma helicopter family: the multi-mission AS332 C1e utility workhorse version, which comes with a standardized equipment definition for more… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Sikorsky only committed to HQ in Connecticut for five years

Sikorsky only committed to HQ in Connecticut for five years

The state of Connecticut and United Technologies have reached an agreement that represents a long-term commitment to Connecticut by the aerospace conglomerate, but only five years for Sikorsky.  See full story

Source: Shelton Herald, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions

Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions

The increased scope of Airbus Helicopters’ support and services offer is being spotlighted at this week’s 2014 Heli-Expo exhibition in Anaheim, California, where the company is providing details on support for new aircraft, training and operations, helicopter upgrades, new information services and enhancements to the Keycopter® customer portal. “Keeping our helicopters flight-ready with customers and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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India – Border Security Force to receive two Mi-17V5

India – Border Security Force to receive two Mi-17V5

BSF chief Subhash Joshi is reported to have said that the two helicopters are due for delivery around September 2014  See full story

Source: ZeeNews, 26-Feb-14

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Bell and Able Engineering agree to Develop Expanded Repair Capabilities

Bell and Able Engineering agree to Develop Expanded Repair Capabilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc., (Able) to collaborate on Able Engineering developed repairs. This new collaborative effort allows Bell Helicopter to take advantage of industry developed expanded repair options for customers. “Bell Helicopter’s Customer Support and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce they have received a signed contract from the Venezuela Ministry of Defense for 16 training helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered within the next 18 months and will be used for training by the Venezuelan Air Force and Navy. The contract includes 16 standard model 480B helicopters as… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 26-Feb-14

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Developments across GKN Aerospace areas of expertise on show at Heli-Expo

Developments across GKN Aerospace areas of expertise on show at Heli-Expo

GKN Aerospace will showcase rotary wing developments across its global business on stand 7822, at HELI-EXPO, from February 25th – 27th, 2014. The company is an established supplier of major sections of fuselage, ice protection, transparencies and fuel and flotation equipment and hinges for many civil and military helicopter programmes globally. Recent key business wins… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 26-Feb-14

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Third and Fourth Australian MH-60Rs Complete Production

Third and Fourth Australian MH-60Rs Complete Production

The third and fourth MH-60R “Romeo” helicopters take flight from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility in Owego, N.Y., to join the Royal Australian Navy’s (RAN) first pair of helicopters training at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. On Jan. 24, the U.S. Navy officially delivered two Romeos to the RAN, marking a significant milestone for the international… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 26-Feb-14

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True Blue Power TB17 is First Ever TSO-Certified Lithium-ion Engine Start, Main Ship Battery

True Blue Power TB17 is First Ever TSO-Certified Lithium-ion Engine Start, Main Ship Battery

True Blue Power®, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co., Inc., has announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Standard Order (TSO) C179a and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) certification of the TB17 Advanced Lithium-ion Battery. The TB17 is the first lithium-ion engine start battery for business and commercial aviation to receive either certification…. Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 26-Feb-14

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Turbomeca announce the first rotation of the Arrano

Turbomeca announce the first rotation of the Arrano

Turbomeca (Safran) is celebrating the first test run of the Arrano which occurred in February at Bordes’ facility (France). The new 1,100 shp engine unveiled last year at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas is designed to power four to-six ton twin engine helicopters and single engine helicopters close to three tons. It fits between the Arriel… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Feb-14

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Bolivian Minister of Interior orders two MD530F

Bolivian Minister of Interior orders two MD530F

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI), a Lynn Tilton company and leading manufacturer of commercial, air-rescue, military and law enforcement helicopters, announced that the Bolivian Ministry of the Interior has placed orders for two MD 530F aircraft.  The aircraft will be operated by the Bolivian National Police to provide additional airborne security for the Ministry of the… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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Garmin details Heli-Expo booth display

Garmin details Heli-Expo booth display

We’ve had enough of the cold Kansas City weather so we’re heading to California this week! If you’re planning to see what the World’s largest helicopter trade show of the year has to offer, don’t forget to come by and say ‘Hi!’ to Garmin and see what we helicopter solutions we have to offer. G500H… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-Feb-14

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Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

Rockwell Collins to provide US Coast Guard MH-65E fleet Radar Sensor System solution

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the U.S. Coast Guard to provide the MH-65E Radar Sensor System (RSS) for 102 MH-65E aircraft. Rockwell Collins’ RTA-4114 MultiScan™ Weather Radar with enhanced ground/shoreline mapping and a new maritime surface search mode will provide the Coast Guard with a lightweight, flexible, and supportable solution. “Coast Guard pilots will… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 26-Feb-14

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Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman extends agreement with Bell to supply B412 navigation system

Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC -0.49% has entered into an agreement with Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, to supply its LCR-100 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS) for the Bell 412 helicopter through 2017. The LCR-100 and other Northrop Grumman navigation products will be showcased at HELI-EXPO 2014 in booth #502 Feb. 25-27 in Anaheim. Produced by Northrop Grumman… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 25-Feb-14

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Bell opens Heli-Expo 2014 with a Customer-Driven Focus

Bell opens Heli-Expo 2014 with a Customer-Driven Focus

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), opened HELI-EXPO 2014 today at booth 4536 with a number of new announcements and models, headlined by the official introduction of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X TM, the newly named aircraft designed for the short light single market. Three different aircraft mockups are on display at… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Feb-14

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MD Helicopters launches new MD530G Scout Attack Helicopter

MD Helicopters launches new MD530G Scout Attack Helicopter

Today, MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) released details of its new MD 530G armed aerial scout helicopter. The MD 530G is the latest in a lineage that spans more than 50 years of scout attack evolution. The journey began in 1963 with the introduction of the legendary OH-6A by Hughes Aircraft Division. In 1985, the performance… Read more »

25-Feb-14

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Exelis receives $34M contract for key CH-53K components

Exelis receives $34M contract for key CH-53K components

Exelis has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $34 million from Sikorsky to produce major structural airframe components for four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters . Designated as System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four aircraft will enable the U.S. Marine Corps to conduct operational evaluation of the new helicopter system beginning in 2017. Exelis will fabricate and… Read more »

Source: Exelis, 25-Feb-14

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Vector Aerospace and Aerotech Holland Sign 4 Year Agreement for Dutch military T700 MRO

Vector Aerospace and Aerotech Holland Sign 4 Year Agreement for Dutch military T700 MRO

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”),one of the world’s leading providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services, has signed a four-year agreement through their Dutch partner Aerotech Holland with the… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 25-Feb-14

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Honeywell navigation selected for EC145T2 and EC645T2

Honeywell navigation selected for EC145T2 and EC645T2

Honeywell Aerospace’s (NYSE: HON) LASEREF VI navigation system has been selected by Airbus Helicopters for its light helicopter platforms, the EC145 T2 and EC645 T2 family. The LASEREF inertial reference unit (IRU) allows helicopter operators to always have an autonomous navigation source available in the absence of a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) and radio navigation. The capability is… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 25-Feb-14

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