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US Navy appoints new Program Manager for V-22 Joint Program Office

US Navy appoints new Program Manager for V-22 Joint Program Office

Marine Corps Col. Matthew Kelly took command of the V-22 Joint Program Office (PMA-275) July 5 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River. Kelly took over the leadership responsibilities for the PMA-275 from Marine Corps Col. Dan Robinson, who has served as the program manager since 2013. Kelly, who previously served as the MV-22 military lead… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 11-Jul-17

CH-53K King Stallion arrives at NAS Patuxent River

CH-53K King Stallion arrives at NAS Patuxent River

The first CH-53K King Stallion to touch down at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland arrived June 30. Relocated from Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, it is the first of seven aircraft expected to arrive over the next 12 months. At NAS Patuxent River, the helicopter will undergo various flight quality,… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Jul-17

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Heavy-lift helicopters program welcomes new program manager

Heavy-lift helicopters program welcomes new program manager

The Navy and Marine Corps’ Heavy Lift Helicopters Program Office (PMA-261) welcomed a new leader May 29 during a change of command ceremony here in the Rear Adm. William A. Moffett Building. PMA-261 Program Manager U.S. Marine Corps Col. Robert Pridgen turned over command to Col. Henry Vanderborght, former Light/Attack Helicopters (PMA-276) platform team lead… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 13-Jun-14

Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) has decided to close a rotary-wing technology development center. See full story  No mention so far on NACRA website

Source: Seapower, 21-Feb-14

DynCorp awarded $490M contract for aircraft maintenance work at Pax River

DynCorp awarded $490M contract for aircraft maintenance work at Pax River

DynCorp International (DI) today announced that it has won a contract with the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command to provide aviation maintenance and logistic support at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md. “For 38 years, DynCorp International has proudly supported the U.S. Navy at Pax River under the Contract Field Teams… Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 12-Aug-11

Cargo UAS tests to begin at Pax River

Cargo UAS tests to begin at Pax River

The Navy and Marine Corps’ plans to field a cargo unmanned aircraft system are moving forward as the first of two potential UAS helicopters landed at Pax River, July 1. The Navy and Marine Corps Multi-Mission Tactical Unmanned Air Systems program office (PMA-266) coordinated the arrival of Lockheed Martin’s KMAX helicopter, one of the systems… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Jul-11

Boeing bids for US Navy aircraft support services contracts

Boeing bids for US Navy aircraft support services contracts

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it has submitted two bids to provide a full range of aviation services to the U.S. Navy in support of operations at Naval Test Wing sites in the United States. Boeing submitted bids for two separate contracts that will have an estimated combined value of $500 million to $600… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 11-Oct-10

EADS chooses Sikorsky group company to support US Navy H-72A Fleet

EADS chooses Sikorsky group company to support US Navy H-72A Fleet

Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today that Helicopter Support Incorporated (HSI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has been chosen to provide a Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) program for U.S. Navy Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) at Patuxent River, Naval Air Station under its contract with EADS North America.  Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Mar-10

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Ground breaking ceremony for the Aircraft Prototyping Facility at Pax River

Source: Bay Net, 02-Mar-09

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