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Serbia receives first pair of Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Serbia receives first pair of Mi-17V-5 helicopters

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, delivered two medium military-transport helicopters to the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Serbia. The rotorcraft was manufactured at Kazan Helicopter Plant. The delivery was carried out under a contract signed by Rosoboronexport. The agreement was signed in September 2015 and was fulfilled on time. In addition… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 29-Jun-16

Where next for the Super Puma and EC225?

Where next for the Super Puma and EC225?

The presentation of an update yesterday on the Norwegian investigation of April’s EC225 accident brings us closer to the issue being one that puts the onus on Airbus rather than CHC – see earlier article. If, and we stress it is still conditional, the final report continues in the same way, then Airbus Helicopters have… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-16

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Afghan Air Force receives five new MD530F Cayuse Warriors

Afghan Air Force receives five new MD530F Cayuse Warriors

Five new MD-530 Cayuse Warrior helicopters arrived at Hamid Karzai International Airport June 17, 2016, via a C-17 Globemaster III from Travis Air Force Base, Calif.  [HeliHub.com editor note – these include MD serial numbers 0223FF, 0256FF and 0257FF] The MD-530s were delivered to the Afghan Air Force providing them an expanded capability to support… Read more »

Source: USAF, 29-Jun-16

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

In a major boost to Army’s medium lift helicopter capability, CASG has delivered three additional CH-47Fs Chinooks two and half months ahead of schedule. The addition of three CH-47Fs to the existing fleet of seven significantly expands Army’s battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aero medical evacuation and amphibious operations, as… Read more »

Source: Australian DoD, 28-Jun-16

AAR awarded $25M contract for two helicopters in Afghanistan

AAR awarded $25M contract for two helicopters in Afghanistan

AAR Airlift Group Inc., Palm Bay, Florida, has been awarded task order HTC711-10-D-R026/0003 for $21,789,000.  This contract award will provide two rotary wing aircraft to move cargo and passengers throughout Afghanistan.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jun-16

Columbia Helicopters awarded $25M contract for two helicopters in Afghanistan

Columbia Helicopters awarded $25M contract for two helicopters in Afghanistan

Columbia Helicopters Inc., Aurora, Oregon, has been awarded task order HTC711-11-D-R021/0004 for $24,983,704.  This task order award will provide two rotary wing aircraft to move cargo and passengers throughout Afghanistan.  Work will be performed in Afghanistan, with an expected completion date of March 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 operations and maintenance funds in the amount of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jun-16

Airbus awarded another $73M to support UH-72 fleet

Airbus awarded another $73M to support UH-72 fleet

Airbus Defense & Space Inc., Herndon, Virginia, was awarded a $73,082,640 modification (P01000) to contract W58RGZ-06-C-0194 to add a six-month period of performance with four one-month option periods to procure Program Year 11 contractor logistic support for the Army’s UH-72 Lakota aircraft fleet.  Work will be performed in Herndon, Virginia, with an estimated completion date… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Jun-16

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

US Coast Guard contracts with Erickson in Alaska

Erickson  has been selected to provide helicopter transportation services for the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) in Alaska.  Under the firm, fixed-price purchase order, Erickson’s Bell 212 helicopters will transport USCG Research and Development Center (RDC) staff and equipment to various locations in the Nome, Alaska area through the end of August. The contract work began… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 28-Jun-16

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Australian Army commemorates Black Hawk accident 20 years on

Australian Army commemorates Black Hawk accident 20 years on

The Australian Army recently marked the 20th anniversary of the 1996 Black Hawk accident that took the lives of 18 Army personnel, with commemorative services held around Australia. On the evening of 12 June, 1996, two Australian Army Black Hawk helicopters collided in the air during a night training exercise near Townsville. The first Black Hawk crashed… Read more »

Source: Australian Army, 28-Jun-16

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Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Bell 412EPI Participates in Royal Thai Army Aviation Day

Following its recent demonstration flights in Nepal, Bell have taken the 412EPI to the Royal Thai Army’s Aviation Day held June 14 at Sa Phan Nak Aero, Royal Thai Army Aviation Centre at Lopburi. They took the opportunity to present the aircraft to visitors at the event. “The Bell 412EPI continues to attract customers worldwide… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-16

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Kratos win $9.4M Heli Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos win $9.4M Heli Maintenance Training Systems contract

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions has announced that it was awarded a $9.4 million contract in support of a major U.S. ally for helicopter avionics training systems, including twoKratos-developed Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainers (MBRATs). Under the awarded contract, Kratos will provide on-site and post-delivery support for the training systems, which provide high fidelity hands-on,… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 24-Jun-16

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CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) [TSX-V: BPL] together with Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced today that it has completed a major milestone in the development of the next-generation CH-47 Chinook helicopter Rear Crew Trainer with the integration of its Canadian-built fuselage with Boeing’s cockpit training simulator system. The fuselage is part of a forty-two foot-long mock-up… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 24-Jun-16

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Sikorsky factory in Poland completes prototype Turkish Utility Helicopter

Sikorsky factory in Poland completes prototype Turkish Utility Helicopter

Just two weeks after the Turkish Government announced the start of the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) to build a fleet of multi-role T70 utility helicopters based on the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, has accepted the program’s prototype aircraft produced by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec. “On-time delivery and the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Jun-16

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CH-53K King Stallion Achieves 27,000 Pound External Lift

CH-53K King Stallion Achieves 27,000 Pound External Lift

Lockheed Martin today announced the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The aircraft executed an “out of ground effect” (OGE) external load test at 100 feet above the ground while performing hover maneuvers to demonstrate its excellent… Read more »

Source: CH-53, 24-Jun-16

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Indonesian Air Force grounds Super Pumas

Indonesian Air Force grounds Super Pumas

A recent report in the Jakarta Post noted that the Indonesian Air Force has stopped flying its fleet of Super Pumas, believed to be 12 strong.  Air Force spokesman First Marshal Wieko Sofyan has reportedly said that Air Force chief of staff, Marshal Agus Supriatna, had instructed the suspension pending the result of study by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Jun-16

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V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

In preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 for landings and takeoffs, June 12. The V-22 is being tested and evaluated as it is scheduled to become the singular logistics platform on an aircraft carrier… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 22-Jun-16

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Singapore puts military order on ice after EC225 accident

Singapore puts military order on ice after EC225 accident

Reuters is reporting that the Republic of Singapore has put a pause on making a decision for a helicopter fleet purchase of around $1 Billion after the CHC EC225 accident in Norway on 29th April. The Airbus H225M is short-listed along with the AgustaWestland AW101 in a Navy order to replace the 32 Super Pumas,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-16

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Sikorsky extends Canadian S92 training contract by 3 years

Sikorsky extends Canadian S92 training contract by 3 years

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc. has received a US$13 million contract from Sikorsky to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers learning to operate Canada’s new fleet of 28 CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends by three years the training that Bluedrop has provided to the programme — known as the Canadian… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop, 22-Jun-16

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Carabineros de Chile to receive H135

Carabineros de Chile to receive H135

A new H135 helicopter has been test flying recently from the Airbus Helicopters factory in Donauworth, in the colours of Carabineros de Chile – the national police force of Chile.  HeliHub.com believes this order was not announced, but the aircraft is seen in the photo here carrying a German test registration, prior to it taking… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jun-16

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LORD Corp completes first rotor bearings for Bell V-280 Valor

LORD Corp completes first rotor bearings for Bell V-280 Valor

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – celebrated the completion of the first ship-set of the V-280 Valor elastomeric rotor bearings to Bell Helicopter for the V-280 Valor Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program. LORD designed and built the units in just 28 months at the LORD… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 22-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters completes tail of Yak-152 fixed wing trainer prototype

Russian Helicopters completes tail of Yak-152 fixed wing trainer prototype

Russian Helicopters has made the first experimental tail set for the new Russian Yak-152 light trainer aircraft. The project is implemented jointly with Irkut Corp, which is building four prototypes of promising aircraft at the Irkutsk aviation plant. The structure of the tail of Yak-152 includes more than 250 items, which are produced at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jun-16

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Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

Bell demonstrates 412EPI to Nepalese Army

The mountainous kingdom of Nepal is well known for Mount Everest, but last year became the focus point of a significant relief effort after a massive earthquake.  After that natural disaster, the Nepalese Army added two Mil Mi-17s to the one they already had, but that exacerbates a problem of having a small fleet spread… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jun-16

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Denmark celebrates arrival of first three MH-60R Seahawks

Denmark celebrates arrival of first three MH-60R Seahawks

Danish Defense celebrated the delivery of its first three MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters by the U.S. Navy during a ceremony on June 6 in Copenhagen Harbor, Denmark. To mark the new additions to Danish Defense, the ceremony commenced with a Lockheed Martin MH-60R Seahawk helicopter landing aboard a Danish frigate of the Iver Huitfeldt class. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-16

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CybAero appoints new North America Sales Director

CybAero appoints new North America Sales Director

CybAero has selected Mr. Brian Lawrence to be the new Sales Director, North America. He assumed the position on June 7th, 2016. “With his broad expertise and experience within the aerospace industry, especially within the industry of selling unmanned systems, we are confident that Mr. Lawrence will contribute to future sales and marketing of the… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 17-Jun-16

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Royal Navy engineers modify Army Gazelle

Royal Navy engineers modify Army Gazelle

A team from the Royal Navy’s ‘emergency service’ has saved the day – and potentially £20m – with a speedy fix for the Army. The Service Modifications team at 1710 NAS has developed a system for the Army Air Corps Gazelle helicopter to be adapted to airlift casualties from the battlefield. And within two days… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 15-Jun-16

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US Apache join counter-ISIL fight, says US Dept of Defense

US Apache join counter-ISIL fight, says US Dept of Defense

U.S. Apache helicopters have entered the fight in Iraq against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told reporters.  “Commanders have used the Apache capability that we positioned there and that [President Barack Obama] authorized them to use some months ago,” Carter said as he traveled to Brussels for meetings… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Jun-16

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US and Polish helicopters join forces in battalion air assault exercise

US and Polish helicopters join forces in battalion air assault exercise

Over 35 NATO helicopters from the Polish 1st Army Aviation Brigade, 25th Air Cavalry Brigade and the U.S. 12th Combat Aviation Brigade “Task Force Griffin,” participated in a battalion size air assault of over 400 Sky Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, during exercise Anakonda 16, June 10-11, at the 21st… Read more »

Source: US Army, 14-Jun-16

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US Coast Guard award MH-60 maintenance stand contract to S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

US Coast Guard award MH-60 maintenance stand contract to S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a fully woman-owned global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, access platforms, hangar equipment, and specialty tooling, was awarded the contract to design, engineer and manufacture custom “Safety First” hangar equipment for the MH-60 Jayhawk located at The United… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 14-Jun-16

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Skycore launches website for civil market Black Hawk customers

Skycore launches website for civil market Black Hawk customers

Skycore Aviation has launched its Blackhawk 360 Solution, www.blackhawk360.com, providing customers the capability to acquire, upgrade and support Blackhawks. Leveraging the U.S. Army Best program, the Blackhawk 360 Solution provides customers a cost-effective medium lift capability. With refurbished UH-60A Blackhawks in stock, Skycore can provide its 360 Solution immediately. “Until now, sourcing, executing and sustaining… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jun-16

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Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus HForce weapon system completes first testing round

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a first round of firing tests with HForce, a generic weapon system in development for the company’s commercial helicopter range. The innovative system, which includes a central core unit, Thales’ Scorpion monocular helmet mounted sight display (HMSD), an electro-optical system (EOS) from Wescam as well as gunner armament weapon grips… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-Jun-16

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Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

Qatar order for 24 AH-64E Apaches confirmed

The US Department of Defense yesterday confirmed the order of twenty-four AH-64E Apache helicopters from the middle eastern country of Qatar, along with one Longbow crew trainer, ground support equipment and Thales avionics.  Boeing has been awarded a $667M contract. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-16

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CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

CAE picks Esterline displays for US Navy MH-60 simulators

Esterline Simulation Visual Systems has been awarded a contract by CAE USA to provide collimated display systems for the U.S. NAVY MH-60 Technical Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) Program. The total program includes nineteen TREALITY® solid mirror, collimated display (CD) systems that will be installed over a four-year period. Each display system includes support… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 08-Jun-16

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British military thanks landing site owners

British military thanks landing site owners

The majority of remote Helicopter Landing Sites within the Yeovilton operating area belong to private landowners and are offered for use on a good will basis. These sites are vital to the training carried out by the Commando Helicopter Force and other aviation units to deliver operational capability. In order to maintain and reinforce this… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 08-Jun-16

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German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

German and Brazilian military ground AS532 and H725M

Both the German and Brazilian military have reportedly grounded their Cougar/Caracal fleets in the light of the EASA grounding directive made earlier this month.  Following the CHC accident off Bergen on 29th April, only civilian aircraft have been grounded to date, largely driven by the way the certification authorities work.  Military certification is approached a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters wins repair contract for four Myanmar Mi-24P

Parent company Rostec has reported that Russian Helicopters won a contract for the repair of four Mi-24P helicopters for the Myanmar Air Force.  Work on the first one is being completed by  419 Aircraft Repair Plant in St. Petersburg. The remaining three will be worked on in-country under a new partnership agreement between the manufacturer… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-16

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Erickson confirms two US Navy Military Sealift Command contracts

Erickson confirms two US Navy Military Sealift Command contracts

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce the award of two, five year term agreements with one firm-fixed year and four follow on annual option years, to provide vertical replenishment and other rotary-wing logistic services to Military Sealift Command for support of the United States Navy’s 5th and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Jun-16

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FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics supports US special ops MH-47Gs in Lithuania

FL Technics has successfully completed a cooperation project launched together with the United States Armed Forces. Under the project, FL Technics provided support services as well as secured appropriate conditions for the maintenance of heavy-lift helicopters CH-47 Chinook conducted by the U.S. Army 160th SOAR (A). The U.S. Armed Forces chose Lithuania as its base… Read more »

Source: FL Technics, 07-Jun-16

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Sikorsky win $11M contract for one UH-60M

Sikorsky win $11M contract for one UH-60M

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $11,062,320 modification (P00358) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for one UH-60M helicopter.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $11,062,320 were obligated at the time of the award.  Army Contracting Command,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jun-16

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Kirtland AFB to receive new CSAR fleet

Kirtland AFB to receive new CSAR fleet

U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced today that Kirtland Air Force Base (KAFB) will receive a new combat search and rescue helicopter fleet to replace current aging aircraft. In his announcement at the base, Senator Heinrich underscored that KAFB will be the first Air Force installation in… Read more »

Source: Senator Martin Heinrich, 06-Jun-16

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Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham have announced the signing of a contract with QinetiQ for the provision of helicopter support to the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES).  Both of these organisations are are jointly operated by QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Long-Term Partnering Agreement. Cobham will… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jun-16

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Airbus Helicopters Foundation signs agreement with German relief agency

Airbus Helicopters Foundation signs agreement with German relief agency

Airbus Helicopters Foundation has expanded its humanitarian outreach by signing a high-level agreement on heliborne airlift support for the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW), which coordinates and carries out operations at international natural disaster sites and in other emergency situations. The agreement was signed during the International Aeronautics and Space exhibition ILA by… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Jun-16

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Moog wins $7.1M contract for H-60 repairs

Moog wins $7.1M contract for H-60 repairs

Moog Inc., East Aurora, New York, is being awarded a $7,129,206 five-year, firm-fixed-price requirements contract for the repair of the cylinder assembly and the analog convertor on the H-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Torrance, California (50 percent); and Elma, New York (50 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2021.  No… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters ready to supply to CSTO countries

Russian Helicopters ready to supply to CSTO countries

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its current model range of military helicopters at the International exhibition of weaponry and munitions KADEX-2016 in Astana, Kazakhstan. Along with Rosoboronexport, Russian Helicopters will feature the multirole Mi-35M and the Mi-28NE attack helicopters. As part of the business program, Russian Helicopters will hold a briefing… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters features Mi-8MTV1 Simulator at KADEX-2016

Russian Helicopters features Mi-8MTV1 Simulator at KADEX-2016

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase a mobile training simulator of the Mi-8MTV1 helicopter, which was developed by the VR-Technologies Design Bureau and premiered at the MAKS 2015 international airshow.  The cutting-edge technology allows pilots to simulate flights in an environment close to reality. The Mi-8MTV1 mobile special training simulator that will… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jun-16

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Russian Helicopters considers Kazakhstan a prospective customer

Russian Helicopters considers Kazakhstan a prospective customer

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed memorandums of understanding with the Committee for Emergency Situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and with other government structures of the Republic of Kazakhstan during KADEX-2016 defense expo. According to the documents, Kazakhstan ‘authorities are interested in Russian-made helicopters while Russian Helicopters are ready to supply… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jun-16

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Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Safran engines picked for Korean LCH and LAH helicopters

Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier for its Light Civil Helicopter (LCH). It will be powered with the existing Arriel 2C2 engine. On the Light Armed Helicopter (LAH), Safran has been selected by Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), KAI and Hanwha Techwin. The LAH will feature a new engine… Read more »

Source: Safran, 06-Jun-16

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Terma opens Brussels office

Terma opens Brussels office

Opening of Terma Brussels was celebrated at a well-attended reception at the new office facilities. The opening marks the continuous global expansion of the company. With a global footprint and European companies in Denmark, The Netherlands, Germany, the UK, and now with the opening of the NATO and EU office in Brussels, Terma is a… Read more »

Source: Terma, 01-Jun-16

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CybAero appoints new CFO

CybAero appoints new CFO

CybAero has hired Mikael Smith as the new CFO, and will take up the position on September 1st, 2016. “We are delighted that Mikael has accepted the position as CFO. With his broad expertise, we are confident that he will contribute to the development of the company, “says CybAero’s CEO Rolf Schytt. Mikael Smith is… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 01-Jun-16

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Sikorsky demonstrates 30 mile autonomous flight for DARPA

Sikorsky demonstrates 30 mile autonomous flight for DARPA

Sikorsky has successfully demonstrated a 30-mile autonomous flight using a Sikorsky S-76® commercial helicopter to complete Phase 1 of an $8 millionaward from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Sikorsky’s ALIAS system directed the rotorcraft flight demonstration from Sikorsky’s Stratford, Connecticut, facility to Robertson Airport in Plainville,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Jun-16

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SIkorsky awarded another $85M for work on Mexican UH-60Ms

SIkorsky awarded another $85M for work on Mexican UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a not to exceed $85,286,000 modification (P00243) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 (Mexico) for retrofitting UH-60M helicopters to full operational capability.  Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2019.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jun-16

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Norwegian All-Weather SAR AW101 unveiled

Norwegian All-Weather SAR AW101 unveiled

The first AgustaWestland AW101 Norwegian All-Weather SAR Helicopter was unveiled yesterday by Anders Anundsen, Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, during a ceremony held at Leonardo Helicopters’ Yeovil facility in south-west England. Minister of Justice and Public Security, Anders Anundsen (on right in photo with Leonardo Helicopters CEO Daniele Romiti), said “This roll out… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Jun-16

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CH-53K load testing continues with 20,000 pound lift

CH-53K load testing continues with 20,000 pound lift

The U.S. Marine Corps has confirmed that the CH-53K has completed its first external load flight test carrying a 20,000 lb. load.  The achievement was made on May 26 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Envelope expansion tests are continuing with incrementally increasing speeds with the 20,000 load, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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MV-22 air-to-air refueling role confirmed

MV-22 air-to-air refueling role confirmed

At the end of last week, the US Dept of Defense confirmed a $58.7M delivery order for non-recurring engineering and logistics services in support of the development and integration of the V-22 aerial refueling system for the MV-22.  Work will be predominantly be performed in Davenport, Iowa and Boeing’s plant at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

Argentine military finally confirms purchase of 20 AB206s

The Argentine military reported late last week that the Secretary of Logistics, Emergencies and Cultural Management, Walter Ceballos, had announced the purchase of twenty AB206 JetRangers while visiting Italy last week.  The purchase includes ten GAU-17 machine guns and five stretcher units. During September and October of this year, nineteen of the twenty helicopters will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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Aurora tests new Autonomous system for US Marine Corps

Aurora tests new Autonomous system for US Marine Corps

Aurora Flight Sciences tested new capabilities of the Autonomous Aerial Cargo/Utility System in Bealeton, Virginia, May 25, 2016.  The AACUS is an autonomy applique kit that enables operations of full-scale rotary-wing aircraft in and out of austere landing zones, tactically, with little human assistance. “We know how to make things fly, we’ve been doing it… Read more »

Source: USMC, 31-May-16

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RH Focus Corp expecting to represent Russian Helicopters in Korea

RH Focus Corp expecting to represent Russian Helicopters in Korea

Russian Helicopters holding and South Korean company RH Focus Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding. The document was signed by Alexander Mikheev, director general of Russian Helicopters, and the director general of RH Focus Corp. The subject of the memorandum of understanding is creation of a service center based on a dealer model that renders… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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Russia starts to export Ka52 and Mi-28NE

Russia starts to export Ka52 and Mi-28NE

At the HeliRussia International Helicopter Industry Exhibition 2016, to be held in Moscow from 19 to 21 May, Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will discuss the prospects for expanding export deliveries of whole range of Russian helicopters. Traditionally, Rosoboronexport will present to foreign customers the entire line-up of Russian-made helicopters, but special attention… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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Safran Helicopter Engines opens Singapore facility

Safran Helicopter Engines opens Singapore facility

Safran Helicopter Engines has opened its new regional headquarters dedicated to engines support in the Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park. The event was celebrated in the presence of Guest-of-Honour Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board and H.E. Mr. Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador of France to Singapore. With the new 3,500sqm facility,… Read more »

Source: Safran, 26-May-16

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AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

AEM to provide Internal PA system for Indian Chinooks

The Boeing Company has selected AEM (Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp) to supply the Internal PA System (IPS) for use on the CH-47 Chinook Helicopters for the Indian Government. This is the first time that the Chinook has been equipped with an Internal Public Address System, and AEM is pleased to provide the solution. “AEM has… Read more »

Source: AEM, 26-May-16

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Russian Helicopters launches system to detect hidden rotor blade damage

Russian Helicopters launches system to detect hidden rotor blade damage

Russian Helicopters has designed a unique system for detection of hidden damage to the blades of rotary-wing machines. The know-how allows manufacturers and operators of helicopters to scan rotor and tail rotor blades for troubleshooting purposes. The system application is aimed at increasing the lifetime of blades and will contribute towards flight safety. Specialists of… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers released for training

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that two CH-47F Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) it installed at the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI Warrior Hall facility have been released for training. L-3 Link performed work on the CH-47F OFTs under a contract modification from CSRA, prime contractor on the U.S. Army’s Flight School… Read more »

Source: L-3 Link, 26-May-16

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Patria Helicopters to implement Ramco Aviation MRO software

Patria Helicopters to implement Ramco Aviation MRO software

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation software provider on Cloud, Mobile & Tablets, today announced that it has secured an order from Patria Helicopters AB (PHAB), the authorized service centre in the Nordic region for mixed fleet of AgustaWestland, Bell and Airbus Helicopters to implement Ramco Aviation on Cloud. Patria Helicopters AB is Scandinavia’s leading helicopter… Read more »

Source: Ramco, 26-May-16

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New report – Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market 2016-2020

New report – Global Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market 2016-2020

Helicopter FCS is an integral part of a helicopter, and it is used to operate, control, and monitor the flight without the continuous supervision of the pilot. They can be mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems that automate a wide variety of in-flight tasks. They also reduce the aircraft weight and information-management workload, save power,… Read more »

Source: Research & Markets, 26-May-16

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Russian Helicopters estimates over 150 combat helicopter exports in 2016-2018

Russian Helicopters estimates over 150 combat helicopter exports in 2016-2018

Russian Helicopters holding intends to supply more than 150 combat helicopters abroad in 2016-2018 through Rosoboronexport. Under the effective contracts, it is planned to deliver more than 50 combat helicopters through Rosoboronexport to foreign countries in 2017. At that, deliveries will nearly double in 2018 as compared to the volume in 2013. “From 2016 to… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters to repair Czech military Mi-8s

Russian Helicopters and Czech state company Lom Praha signed a contract on the repair of units for Mi-8 helicopters owned by the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic. According to the document, the Russian holding shall perform the repair of components for Mi-8Ts of the Ministry of Defense of the Czech Republic until the… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 26-May-16

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Leonardo exhibiting at Seafuture & Maritime Technologies event

Leonardo exhibiting at Seafuture & Maritime Technologies event

Leonardo-Finmeccanica will be a key exhibitor at Seafuture & Maritime Technologies, an event that opens today in La Spezia bringing in the Ligurian town, over 28 Navies from across the world. The cutting-edge technologies produced by Leonardo, from integrated solutions for managing naval missions, to radar and electro-optical sensors, naval communications systems, manned and unmanned… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-May-16

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Pakistan picks AW139 for SAR

Pakistan picks AW139 for SAR

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The signing was held in Islamabad in presence of the H.E. Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo. The contract is part of a fleet renewal programme spread over several batches including a logistic support and… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-May-16

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First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

First Eurocopter, then AgustaWestland, now Turbomeca goes for new name

Safran has changed the name of every company in the group in the latest re-branding attempt in the helicopter industry. Given the mileage built up with an existing name, it is always a surprise when a company wishes to abandon its history and identity in an attempt to create a new one.  Plus they will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-16

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P&WC Rolls Out New Customer Service Engine

P&WC Rolls Out New Customer Service Engine

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has started broad customer roll-out of MyP&WC Power, a flexible new service portal that makes conducting business with the company more convenient than ever through its advanced e-commerce functionality. The company expects the number of users on the new portal to grow from about 3,000 currently to as high as… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 24-May-16

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Airbus starts new MSN series for H135 helicopters

Airbus starts new MSN series for H135 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters have started a new set of numbers MSN (Manufacturer’s Serial Number) for the H135 series. From the first production unit at 0001, the production line is currently at around 1230 and continuing.  HeliHub.com has recently noticed that there are aircraft on the production line in a new series starting at 2001 – a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-16

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Airbus wins UK training contract with 29 H135s and 3 H145s

Airbus wins UK training contract with 29 H135s and 3 H145s

Airbus Helicopters in the UK has been selected by Ascent as the Aircraft Service Provider for the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The contract, worth £500 million over 17 years, will see Airbus Helicopters deliver aircraft and an integrated support solution over the course of 18 months, ready to start training in April 2018…. Read more »

Source: AIrbus, 23-May-16

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Russian Helicopters take Ka32 to Asia Pacific China Police 2016

Russian Helicopters take Ka32 to Asia Pacific China Police 2016

Russian Helicopters will take part in the eighth Asia Pacific China Police 2016 (CIEPE) exhibition of police equipment and munition, which will take place in Beijing from May 17 to 29. At the exhibition, the holding is going to demonstrate current and new models of helicopters. The product range of the holding’s helicopters will be represented… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 22-May-16

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L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

L-3 Vertex Aerospace awarded another $80M to support US Navy TH-57 fleet

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $79,895,466 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery requirements contract (N00019-13-D-0007) to exercise an option for the organizational and depot level logistics services required to support and maintain the TH-57 fleet.  Work will be performed at the Naval Air Station (NAS) Whiting Field, Milton, Florida… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-May-16

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PPG coatings recreate US Coast Guard liveries

PPG coatings recreate US Coast Guard liveries

Advanced aerospace military coatings by PPG (NYSE:PPG) recreate historic paint schemes for repainted aircraft commemorating U.S. Coast Guard aviation’s 100th anniversary. Thirteen helicopters comprising three types – HH-52A, MH-60 and MH-65 – and two HC-144 search-and-rescue fixed-wing airplanes have been repainted in a visual retrospective celebrating the centennial. High-solids DESOTHANE® HS/CA 9800 military advanced performance… Read more »

Source: PPG, 20-May-16

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First Mi-28NE planned for this year

First Mi-28NE planned for this year

Traditionally, Rosoboronexport will present to foreign customers the entire line-up of Russian-made helicopters, but special attention during the talks will be on the latest models. “A lot of efforts to promote the latest Russian military helicopters in the world market have started yielding results. In particular, in 2015 Russia carried out the first export deliveries… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 19-May-16

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