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Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

Fokker to support Dutch military helicopter fleet

On 3 March GKN Aerospace’s Fokker business and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) have signed a multi-million Euro total support agreement for a five-year period, covering standard parts supply and services for all of the RNLAF’s aircraft, helicopters and multiple support systems. After the five-year period, the contract can be extended twice for a… Read more »

Source: GKN Aerospace, 14-Mar-17

Kaman Restarts K-Max Production

Kaman Restarts K-Max Production

Kaman is rushing to finish the second order of K-Max helicopters within a two-month deadline. During this year’s Heli-Expo, Kaman’s sales teams were working overtime to finalise potential deals. One deal is for the first batch of 10 K-Max helicopters to go to a dealer in China, who will resell them to a firefighting company…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-17

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract for new UK military training fleets

Safran has signed of a Support-By-Hour (SBH) covering engines operated by the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program. The 17-year agreement between Safran Helicopter Engines UK and Airbus Helicopters is worth more than 100 million euros and relates to Arrius 2B2Plus and Arriel 2E engines powering new fleets of H135 and H145. In July… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

Vector Aerospace extends its support of the US Army through UH-72A Lakota program

Vector Aerospace extends its support of the US Army through UH-72A Lakota program

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to extend its long-standing tradition of serving the United States armed forces by providing support for the Airbus UH-72A Lakota.  Based on Airbus Helicopters’ H145/EC145 platform, the UH-72A is a light utility helicopter used for a variety of missions… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 10-Mar-17

Taiwanese Navy Reveals Helicopter Carrier Proposal

Taiwanese Navy Reveals Helicopter Carrier Proposal

During a Naval shipbuilding exhibition in Keeling Harbour, the Taiwanese Navy has unveiled their proposal for a helicopter carrier, called the Amphibious Landing Helicopter Dock Ship. The Navy has explained that this is their vision, but are as of yet unsure whether it will come to fruition, as the government will have to evaluate the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Mar-17

HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

HAI President Matt Zuccaro opened the 2017 Safety Symposium with a presentation of the integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System. Zuccaro explained how the technology behind UAS is one that we should aim to develop. He goes further to say that such technology will bring business to helicopter operators and that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

MDHI Reveals New MD 6XX at Heli-Expo

MDHI Reveals New MD 6XX at Heli-Expo

MD Helicopters Inc (MDHI) used the HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas to showcase their new MD 6XX military and civil use helicopter. Based off the design of their MD 600N helicopter, the new MD 6XX differs by having a conventional tail rotor instead of the MD 600N’s NO-TAil Rotor. The aircraft has also been fitted with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

Russian Helicopters to Repair 30 Indian Mi-17-1B Helicopters

Russian Helicopters to Repair 30 Indian Mi-17-1B Helicopters

India has sent 30 of their Mi-17-1B multi-purpose helicopters to Russian Helicopters in Novosibirsk to be repaired. They plan to have all 30 repaired and ready to go by the middle of 2018. The helicopters will be sent over in six groups of five. A group of Indian aviation experts have gone to Novosibirsk in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Mar-17

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Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator to Royal Canadian Air Force

Frasca International Sells Helicopter Simulator to Royal Canadian Air Force

Frasca International has sold a Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Bell CH-139 JetRanger helicopter for use by the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) No. 3 Flying Training School (3 FTS). KF Aerospace Defence Programs is the prime contractor for the RCAF’s Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) program at the Portage la Prairie… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 06-Mar-17

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Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

Boeing [NYSE:BA] today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. Boeing’s response to the Air Force, revealed at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, is based on the market-leading Leonardo Helicopters AW139,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 05-Mar-17

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NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

NZ Police Air Unit Goes 24×7 Following Helicopter Funding Increase

New Zealand Prime Minister, Bill English has allocated $503 million towards the Auckland Police. Part of the money will be used for their helicopter named “Eagle.” Eagle is currently available at pre-scheduled times, currently at 1800 budgeted flying hours a year. The new increase in funds will see that number go up to 3300, as… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Offers a Replacement for Air Force Huey

Sikorsky Offers a Replacement for Air Force Huey

Sikorsky has offered their HH-60U Black Hawk semi-modified helicopter as the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey replacement. Samir Mehta, the president of Sikorsky Defence Systems & Service, has said that this proposal will be low-risk for the Air Force. The Air Force is familiar with the HH-60U Black Hawks, as they bought three in 2011, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

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Leonardo and UK Military launch phase 2 of Unmanned program

Leonardo and UK Military launch phase 2 of Unmanned program

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Technology Office has placed a two year, jointly funded, Research and Development contract for a Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System, Capability Concept Demonstrator – “RWUAS CCD Phase 2”, with Leonardo in the UK. The contract aims to identify, develop and exploit the opportunities offered by… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Mar-17

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Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders

Pakistan expands its AW139 fleet with new orders

Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017. This latest purchase further expands the presence and success of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Feb-17

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Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System

Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System

The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $150 million in follow-on production contracts to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the Target Sight System (TSS) for the AH-1Z “Viper” attack helicopter. Under the contracts, Lockheed Martin will produce TSS Lot 13 and Lot 14. The award also contains options… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Feb-17

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MICC contract delivering Croatian pilot, maintainer training

MICC contract delivering Croatian pilot, maintainer training

Despite the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior being retired from the Army aviation inventory, contract support for the light attack and reconnaissance helicopter continues by members of the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Ron Newlan leads the contracting team in support of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization at MICC-Fort… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Feb-17

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British Wildcats Struggle with Data Transfer

British Wildcats Struggle with Data Transfer

The British Military have been using their new Leonardo Wildcat helicopters for two years, even though they still do not have a tactical data link (TDL) capability installed. This means the crew have had to use voice communication, via radios or other media such as USB sticks to transfer the needed information. Due to budget… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-17

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UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

UAE Expansion Plans For Bell

As part of their plan for military expansion, Bell hopes to sign a contract with the UAE military. They have already done business in this sector; supplying Abu Dhabi Aviation with Bell 412 and Bell 212 units. Director for the Middle East and North Africa Business Development, Douglas Wolfe, has said that the low oil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-17

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Ohio National Guard Blackhawk Upgrade

Ohio National Guard Blackhawk Upgrade

The Ohio National Guard revealed their newest aircraft, the UH-60M Blackhawk. The Guard has used the UH-60 Blackhawk for the past 30 years and welcome the newest model. Major Dave McDarmont has reported on the new “robust airframe” of the craft and how it has a longer service lifespan and is more durable. Complete with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Feb-17

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Indonesian AW101 Investigation

Indonesian AW101 Investigation

Tension between the Indonesian Defence Minister, Service Chiefs and Armed Forces Commander has risen due to the current AW101 situation. In November 2015, the Indonesian Air Force requested a contract for three AW101 VVIP helicopters. This request was denied by President Joko Widodo, as the cost for one alone would amount to $55 million. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Feb-17

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Happy 50th birthday to the Bo105

Happy 50th birthday to the Bo105

This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades. “The… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 17-Feb-17

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India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

India and Russian Joint Venture Documents in Final Stages

Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters and HAL have come together to form a Joint Venture in creating a light weigh multi-role Ka-226T. The agreement contract will take another two months as they still need formal registration between Russia and India. Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed the intergovernmental agreement in December of 2015, reports India Times.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-17

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Indonesian Air Force Looks into AW-101 Helicopter Purchase

Indonesian Air Force Looks into AW-101 Helicopter Purchase

The Indonesian Air Force Chief of Staff Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto has revealed that the Air Force is looking into purchasing an AgustaWestland AW-101 VVIP helicopter. The investigation of the purchase has been controversial, as the Military Chief General Gatot Nurmantyo and Defense Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu were unaware of the interest in the purchase. The Air… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

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Russia Signs MoU with Four Indian Provinces

Russia Signs MoU with Four Indian Provinces

Russia has been approached by four Indian provinces; Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Balochistan and Punjab. As reported by The Nation, Sindh will purchase three helicopters, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa will both purchase two and Punjab will buy one. A MoU has been signed between the two parties. Punjab will be able to purchase a helicopter for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Feb-17

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Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Dismissal of Lithuanian Air Force Commander

Raimundas Karoblis, the Lithuanian Defence Minister has disclosed his decision regarding Air Force Commander Colonel Audronis Navickas. Navickas, who was suspended in November last year, is under investigation regarding two SAR helicopters being sent to Russia. The minister has decided that Navickas will not be allowed to return to duty once the investigation is over…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Feb-17

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US Army flies first UH-60V BlackHawk Integrated Cockpit Upgrade Program

US Army flies first UH-60V BlackHawk Integrated Cockpit Upgrade Program

The Army’s PEO Aviation Utility Helicopters Project Office; the Aviation and Missile Command; and the Aviation and Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center (AMRDEC) teamed with principal industry partner Redstone Defense Systems (RDS) to develop the UH-60V aircraft. RDS, a joint venture between Yulista Aviation, Inc. and Science and Engineering Services, is currently modifying the… Read more »

Source: US Army, 10-Feb-17

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Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in South America: 2016 to 2024

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in South America: 2016 to 2024

Strategic Defense Intelligence in its report “Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in South America: 2016 to 2024” provides quantitative top-level view of projected spends on Helicopters. According to Strategic Defense Intelligence, a helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a… Read more »

Source: Reportbuyer, 08-Feb-17

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FRCSW H-60 Facility Increases Seahawk Throughput

FRCSW H-60 Facility Increases Seahawk Throughput

Since opening its new H-60 Seahawk maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Building 325 just over one year ago, the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW) helicopter program has gained operational efficiencies and staffing improvements that will send about 10 more aircraft to the fleet every year. The intention to consolidate H-60 MRO operations from… Read more »

Source: NAVAIR, 07-Feb-17

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Algerian Mi-26T2s in Transit

Algerian Mi-26T2s in Transit

The Algerian Air Force has a contract for 14 Mi-26T2s from Russian Helicopters. The second batch of deliveries have been seen in Italy in late January. They hope to conclude the deliveries by the end of 2017, reports IT Web. They also have a contract for 42 Mi-28NE attack helicopters from Russian Helicopters.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

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Upgrades for Argentinian US365N2

Upgrades for Argentinian US365N2

Argentina’s Ministry of Security plans to spend €23.943 million on upgrades from Airbus Helicopters for their AS365N2 helicopters. The three helicopters, used by the Prefectura Naval Argentina, are close to their 10-year mark. When they reach that mark they require a complete overhaul, causing them to be out of service for an entire year. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Feb-17

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US Army UH-60V Prototype Black Hawk Achieves First Flight

US Army UH-60V Prototype Black Hawk Achieves First Flight

The Program Executive Office Aviation’s Utility Helicopter Project Office today successfully completed the initial test flight of its Engineering Development Model UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter. The test flight lasted a little more than an hour and included a variety of exercises including take off, hover, track and balance and a brief local area flight before… Read more »

Source: US Army, 01-Feb-17

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This is why Leonardo gave Panama Two More AW139s

This is why Leonardo gave Panama Two More AW139s

After cancelling a radar contract with Panama, Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s subsidiary AugustaWestland has agreed to manufacture two AW139M military helicopters to compensate. The two helicopters will be military versions of AgustaWestland’s AW139 helicopters and will come to a cost of $15.5 million each. Both aircraft will be fitted with bullet-proof reinforcement and have twin engines. As well… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jan-17

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Captain Eric Browns medal’s home safe to be exhibited

Captain Eric Browns medal’s home safe to be exhibited

Medals awarded to the Royal Navy’s most decorated pilot, Captain Eric Brown are to be displayed at the Fleet Air Arm Museum from 21 January 2017 in a fitting tribute on his 98th birthday. The war hero, born in the Leith area of Edinburgh in 1919, died earlier last year at the age of 97…. Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 31-Jan-17

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Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Bell commercial deliveries 35% down in 2016

Analysis of Bell’s delivery data from the quarterly financial statements of parent company Textron show a marked 35% drop in commercial helicopter deliveries in 2016 with 114 units compared to 175 in 2015.  It is important to look at a further level of detail in these numbers, as Bell clearly make a wide range of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-17

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Russian Defence Ministry Receives Military Helicopter Delivery

Russian Defence Ministry Receives Military Helicopter Delivery

Russia’s Defence Ministry recently accepted a delivery of Mi-8MTV-5-1 military helicopters from Russian Helicopters. The helicopters went through strict testing before they were accepted. The build and assembly quality, as well as component manufacturing was tested during a pre-acceptance and acceptance procedure. Once they were fully assembled, they were tested once more at the workshop… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-17

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Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus releases 2016 production numbers

Airbus Helicopters delivered 418 rotorcraft in 2016, a five percent increase compared with 2015, against a challenging market backdrop. The company strengthened its lead on the civil and parapublic helicopter market while maintaining its position on the military market. Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 388 helicopters in 2016, a stable performance compared to the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 27-Jan-17

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Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

Thales at the heart of Royal Navy fleet protection

Lockheed Martin, who acts as the Ministry of Defence’s prime contractor for the Merlin helicopter, selected a new generation of the Thales Searchwater radar and Cerberus mission system to be fitted to existing Merlin Mk2s helicopters to provide the Navy with an airborne surveillance and control capability (ASaC). The contract formally marks the beginning of… Read more »

Source: Thales Group, 26-Jan-17

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Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional pounds back to the solider

Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional  pounds back to the solider

One of the critical technologies for the Chinook’s future is now proven. During recent flight tests at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz., the aircraft demonstrated the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades (ACRB) give an additional 1,500 pounds back to the solider. Developed by Boeing and the U.S. Army, the ACRB is a new fully composite blade… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 23-Jan-17

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Senegal Air Force Receives Upgraded Mi24V

Senegal Air Force Receives Upgraded Mi24V

The Senegal Air Force has recently received the newly modernised Mil Mi-24V attack helicopter. The second-hand helicopter was refurbished by Poland’s WZL-1 based in Lodz, reports Flight Global. The Mi-24V will join Senegal’s two Mi-35s.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jan-17

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Poland Considers Helicopter Purchase

Poland Considers Helicopter Purchase

Poland’s Defence Minister has reported that they are considering purchasing 14 new helicopters, either from Airbus, Sikorsky or Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The 1 billion zlotys contract is part of Poland’s military overhaul that started after Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula. By 2022, the total cost of military renovation will come to 61 billion zlotys, reports Yahoo Finance…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

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South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters

South Korea is currently considering purchasing 12 more ship borne anti-submarine warfare helicopters. They are looking towards Lockheed’s MH-60R, AgustaWestland’s AW159 and NH Industries’ NH-90. They plan for the new helicopters to be bought and delivered by 2022. Their fleet currently consists of 40 helicopters, made up of 8 AW159 helicopters, 8 Sikorsky UH-60Ps, 11… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-17

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Russian Helicopters to deliver combat helicopters to Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters to deliver combat helicopters to Kazakhstan

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will supply the Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan with four transport-combat Mi-35M helicopters in 2018.  The deliveries will be carried out through Rosoboronexport. The contract was signed as part of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on military-technical cooperation. The supplies of the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 20-Jan-17

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Mauritius Receives Chetak Helicopters from India

Mauritius Receives Chetak Helicopters from India

Mauritius has received two Chetak helicopters to add to its Police Helicopter Squadron. India donated the Chetaks during a ceremony, where Indian Prime Minister Manohar Parrikar and Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth attended. The acquisition aids Mauritius’s goal in enhancing the safety and security of their maritime defence. India is working with Mauritius in the $70… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Jan-17

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Lockheed will provide US with the Latest Electronic Warfare System

Lockheed will provide US with the Latest Electronic Warfare System

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] will build on its 45-year legacy of integrated electronic warfare system success under a newly awarded U.S. Navy development contract to provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats. Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) Active Mission Payload (AMP) AN/ALQ-248 system, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-Jan-17

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Bluedrop to deliver Bell 206 Level 7 FTD to Canadian military

Bluedrop to deliver Bell 206 Level 7 FTD to Canadian military

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPL) through its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc.,has received a contract of over $5.5M from KF Aerospace Defence Programs, operators of the Canadian Forces flight training program in Southport, Manitoba, to deliver a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 17-Jan-17

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CAE USA wins Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services

CAE USA wins Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a United States Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for over US$50 million for the transition and base one-year period, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support… Read more »

Source: CAE, 16-Jan-17

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Nigerian Air Force Receives First Mi35M Delivery

Nigerian Air Force Receives First Mi35M Delivery

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has received two of their 12 Mi-35M attack helicopters. They ordered the 12 helicopters from Russian Helicopters in September 2015 as part of their modernisation programme, reports Defence Web. The remaining 10 should arrive by late 2018.   The Mi-35M has two Klimov VK-2500 turbo-shaft engines as well as advanced… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-17

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Indian Army Retires Chetak and Cheetah Fleet

Indian Army Retires Chetak and Cheetah Fleet

The Indian Army is retiring their ageing fleet after recent accidents. They will be retiring their Chetak and Cheetah platforms and replacing them with 40 Dhruv LUHs and 200 Kamov Ka-226T “Hoodlum” helicopters. They also plan for 140 units to be built by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited who will be partnering with Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Jan-17

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Punjab Government Plans on Aircraft Refurbishment

Punjab Government Plans on Aircraft Refurbishment

The Punjab Government has decided that instead of purchasing a new helicopter, they will put money towards repairing Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s old helicopter. In December they had issued a payment of Rs 27.5 crore for the repair work to be done in Russia, but they faced difficulties, reports Dunya News. They then allowed a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-17

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IAR Signs $72 Million Contract with Romanian Defence Ministry

IAR Signs $72 Million Contract with Romanian Defence Ministry

IAR, a Romanian aircraft maintenance and repair company, signed a $72.7 million contract on 30 December 2016 with the Romanian Defence Ministry for the modernization of their IAR 330L PUMA helicopters. The contract, which will run until 2019, will ensure that the 330L helicopters will fly for the next 12 years, reports HeliWeb. .

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-17

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US Army awards Airbus with five year UH-72A support contract

US Army awards Airbus with five year UH-72A support contract

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has been awarded a Contractor Logistics Support contract by the U.S. Army to provide spare parts, material and engineering support for the Army’s UH-72A Lakota fleet of utility and training helicopters. The contract includes a base year and four one-year options, with a potential five-year value of more than $967 million. Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Jan-17

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Russian Army Forms Special Forces Squadron

Russian Army Forms Special Forces Squadron

The Russian Army will soon activate Mi-8AMTSh-V Special helicopter squadrons in each district so that they can send in and receive their commandos. The new units will be trained to fly in all types of weather and how to fly in terrain-following mode so that they can approach and attack the enemy unseen. Other training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-17

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Civil Military Integration to Boost Chinese Helicopter Industry

Civil Military Integration to Boost Chinese Helicopter Industry

China has adopted the strategy of civil-military integration in order to grow and strengthen their helicopter industry. Avicopter, the state-owned company, stated that China has an “independent development capacity in key technologies.” They are able to produce heavy lifting, high-speed attack and stealth helicopters. Currently they are planning on the development of a high-speed tilt… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Jan-17

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New Helipad Location System

New Helipad Location System

After a helicopter carrying Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik couldn’t land for 40 minutes due to incorrect information regarding the helipad’s location, steps have been taken to address the issue. There is now a three tier system in place that will review the latitude and longitude report. It will be verified by the executive engineer, his… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-17

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Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

Saudi Arabia has received the first shipment of their 24 Boeing AH-6i Little Bird reconnaissance and light attack helicopter deal. Boeing did not state it was Saudi Arabia, but in their in-house magazine Frontiers, they mentioned that the type was accepted in August 2016 by their first international customer. The US Army had no comment… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-17

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Russian Navy Receives First Ka27M

Russian Navy Receives First Ka27M

The Russian Navy recently received their first modernised Ka-27M multipurpose helicopter from Russian Helicopters. The upgrades enable real-time transmission to ground and seaborne command stations as well as to other helicopters, reports Air Defence Blog. It will be used for anti-submarine defence, air reconnaissance and the search and detection of surface ships and submarines.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-17

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Air Forces Malta Receives Third AW139

Air Forces Malta Receives Third AW139

Malta’s Armed Forced recently received their third new Augusta Bell AW139. The helicopter, priced at €13 million, was partially paid for by the European Union and the three helicopters now serve as the backbone of the Air Wing’s squadron, reports Times of Malta. The AW139 is equipped to be used as an air ambulance, maritime… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-17

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Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

Foreign Military Sale of 48 CH-47F Chinooks to Saudi Arabia

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for CH-47F Chinook Cargo Helicopters and related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.51 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December 7, 2016…. Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Jan-17

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Foreign Military Sale of 37 AH-64E Apaches to UAE

Foreign Military Sale of 37 AH-64E Apaches to UAE

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the United Arab Emirates for Apache AH-64E Helicopters and services, as well as related equipment, training, and support. The estimated cost is $3.5 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on December… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 03-Jan-17

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UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

UK military awards Everett Aviation contract for three BK117s in Kenya

Everett Aviation has announced the award of a major new contract to provide helicopter medevac services to the UK Ministry of Defence for the British Army Training Unit in Kenya (BATUK). At peak periods the contract will engage three of Everett’s BK117 helicopters in medevac configuration. The contract is for three (3) years, with an… Read more »

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Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

Russia Receives Modified Arctic Mi8AMTs

The Russian Defence Ministry has recently received their order of Mi-8AMTSh Terminator and Mi-8AMTSh VA military transport helicopters. The helicopters were modified by Russian Helicopters in agreement of the 2016 Defence Procurement Plan. The modifications equip the helicopters with turboshaft engines, upgraded avionics and a TA-14 auxiliary power plant, enabling them for use in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

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AgustaWestland Executives Orsi and Spagnolini Win Re-trial

AgustaWestland Executives Orsi and Spagnolini Win Re-trial

Former Finmeccanica CEO, Giuseppe Orsi (pictured) and former AgustaWestland Chief, Bruno Spagnolini were arrested earlier this year on charges of corruption and falsifying invoices and were sentenced in April by a Milan appeals court. A retrial has been ordered by Italy’s top court as the two executives launched an appeal. The retrial causes serious implications… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-17

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HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

HeliHub.com takes a Christmas break

The team at HeliHub.com would like to wish all our readers a very Happy Christmas and a prosperous 2017. This is the time of the year we celebrate the birth of Christ Jesus, and we reflect on what that means to us and how it should direct the lives we live.   We trust many of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Dec-16

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Myanmar Government Plan Firefighting Helicopter Purchase

Myanmar Government Plan Firefighting Helicopter Purchase

Lower House MP, Daw Myint Myint Soe has suggested using the Polish loan of €50 million to purchase a Russian made firefighting helicopter and still have enough funds to purchase 50 fire engines. A helicopter could easily get to a location regardless if there is a large traffic jam, which would be an issue for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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German Navy Plans for Sea Lynx Replacement

German Navy Plans for Sea Lynx Replacement

The German Navy has started to plan the retirement of their fleet of 21 Westland Sea Lynx helicopters. Before they can create a bidding process, they still have to formulate what requirements they are looking for in the replacements. The parties interested seem to be Sikorsky, AgustaWestland, Airbus and Leonardo-Finmeccanica. The decision will be delayed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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MSDF Chief Admonished for Improper Influence

MSDF Chief Admonished for Improper Influence

The Defence Ministry had to reprimand its Maritime Self-Defence Force Chief, Adm. Tomohisa Takei, for diminishing the procurement procedure of new helicopters. A whistle-blower has reported that the MSDF’s decision to buy nine multipurpose helicopters took an improper change when Takei expressed pressure to rather purchase a large-sized MCH-101 helicopter. It was said that the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Dec-16

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H215M to the Chilean Army

In early December, the Chilean Army took delivery of a tenth heavy-weight, twin-engine H215M, the last delivery in a project that began in 2008 with the purchase of eight of these helicopters, to which two more were added in 2013 and 2014 respectively. The new rotorcraft will serve alongside the previous nine in the Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 21-Dec-16

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Growth Opportunities in the Global Military Helicopter Market 2016-2025

Growth Opportunities in the Global Military Helicopter Market 2016-2025

The Global Military Helicopter Market is likely to witness a steady growth over near to medium term driven by an increase in defense spending globally spearheaded by a number of strong, sustainable drivers originating from both demand as well as supply side which are likely to propel global demand for military helicopters over the next… Read more »

Source: Report Buyer, 20-Dec-16

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Bangladesh Navy to Procure Maritime Helicopters

Bangladesh Navy to Procure Maritime Helicopters

The Bangladesh Navy is looking to procure two maritime helicopters for their fleet. The two twin-engine helicopters will be used for Special Forces missions, maritime SAR, anti-surface vessel warfare, over the horizon targeting, casualty evacuation and anti-submarine warfare. They should be fully operational for all weather conditions. They should be suitable to land on all… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Dec-16

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US Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP to Escort V-22 Osprey

US Marines Want Armed Drone ASAP to Escort V-22 Osprey

The US Marines hope that when their V-22 Ospreys are airborne in 10 years, they will be escorted by a high-speed armed drone. The drone project, MUX (MAGTF Unmanned eXpeditionary) will be used as a temporary solution, until the FVL (Future Vertical Lift) project can take flight, replacing present helicopters with faster, manned VTOL aircraft…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Dec-16

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Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. This contract will cover 130 rotorcraft in coming… Read more »

Source: Safran, 15-Dec-16

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German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

The NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland and Vincent Dubrule, NHI President welcomed this important milestone in the programme, in presence of Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy and Ralph Herzog, Director in… Read more »

Source: NHIndustries, 14-Dec-16

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First UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter Arrive in Britain

First UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter Arrive in Britain

The H135 Juno and the H145 Jupiter, the first two aircraft in the 32-strong fleet of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) helicopters, can be seen together for the first time, marking the start of a new era in helicopter military flight training in the UK. Flown over from the Airbus Helicopters’ manufacturing site… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Dec-16

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New Lakota Flight Simulators from FlightSafety get outstanding reviews

New Lakota Flight Simulators from FlightSafety get outstanding reviews

FlightSafety International is receiving outstanding reviews from U.S. Army personnel who are using the UH-72A Lakota simulators being delivered to Flight School XXI. FlightSafety is teamed with CSRA and L-3 to provide equipment and services for U.S. Army aviation training at Flight School XXI. Training began last month using the first four UH-72A Lakota devices… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 13-Dec-16

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Helipad Construction for le Jima Auxiliary Airfield

Helipad Construction for le Jima Auxiliary Airfield

le Jima Auxiliary Airfield tendered land in 2013 for four quadrilateral helipads, as well as two unpaved helipads. Construction on the project began in August this year. As reported by Ryukyu Shimpo, the construction plans were laid out in the 2015 U.S Marine Corps Aviation Plan. The U.S Military hopes to have the project completed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-16

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