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16-Oct-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

A spokesman for CHC said: “An aircraft returned to Aberdeen International Airport after a crew noted a technical fault during the early stages of an off shore flight.

16-Oct-14

CHC Canada establishing a presence in St John’s

CHC Canada establishing a presence in St John’s

At least some recent construction at the St. John’s International Airport can be credited to the interest of CHC Helicopters Canada in ferrying workers to and from the Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil installations. See Full Story

Source: The Telegram, 13-Oct-14

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Phyre Technologies, Inc. CTPD program successfully demonstrates GOBIGGS™

Phyre Technologies, Inc. CTPD program successfully demonstrates GOBIGGS™

Today Phyre Technologies, Inc. (“Phyre”) announced that they had successfully completed the GOBIGGSTM fuel tank inerting system prototype testing and demonstration phase of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD).  Phyre is contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (GOBIGGSTM) system for… Read more »

Source: Phyre Technologies, 13-Oct-14

12-Oct-14 Sikorsky SH-60 Kartepe, Turkey (4F)

Turkish Navy Black Hawk had controlled flight into terrain in poor weather.  All 4 POB killed

12-Oct-14

10-Oct-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

At around 11.15am, fire crews were called to Dyce, after the pilot of the CHC S92 alerted air traffic control and asked for emergency crews to be placed on stand-by as it made a return to base landing.  Landed safely

10-Oct-14

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for S-70B helicopter follow-on support and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Brazil… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 08-Oct-14

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

A beacon of remembrance was lit at Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes. “After centuries of making our living from the sea, our province… Read more »

Source: NFL, 08-Oct-14

Sikorsky awarded $21.7M option for two UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $21.7M option for two UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $21,757,443 modification (P00189) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for two UH-60M helicopters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, increasing the number of aircraft originally contracted for. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $21,757,443 were obligated at the time of the award…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Oct-14

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06-Oct-14 Bell CH-124 Eastern Passage, Canada

Emergency landing after gearbox sensor detected an anomaly. Landed at Hartland Point Golf Course and was then towed by road to 12 Wing Shearwater.

06-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX, -0.58% today unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Oct-14

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Ducommun Recognized as Critical Partner on S-97 Raider program

Ducommun Recognized as Critical Partner on S-97 Raider program

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) was recognized today by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), for its role as a critical partner on the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter program. Ducommun developed the main exhaust components for the helicopter at its Coxsackie, NY, facility. Sikorsky acknowledged Ducommun and the team… Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 03-Oct-14

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Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

There was no real reason for the family members of those named to wait before laying their flowers. So they didn’t. They had long ago waited enough — for news, for remains, for investigations and reports. See full story

Source: The Telegram, 02-Oct-14

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CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation has won a five-year contract to provide search and rescue services, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) using a Sikorsky S-92 for a major oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. See Full Story

Source: offshore, 02-Oct-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $6.8M delivery order for MH-60R Digital Rocket Launcher updates

Lockheed Martin awarded $6.8M delivery order for MH-60R Digital Rocket Launcher updates

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $6,861,233 for delivery order 4007 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering efforts for the integration of the Digital Rocket Launcher capabilities updates into the MH-60R and MH-60S avionics software. Work will be performed in Owego, New York (95… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $8,692,133 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0032 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0018) for integration of one Operational Flight Program for the Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation software upgrade program for the MH-53E Type Model Series aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Woodward awarded $47M contract for T700 common fuel control work

Woodward awarded $47M contract for T700 common fuel control work

Woodward, Inc., Loves Park, Illinois, was awarded a $47,235,265 firm-fixed-price, multiyear contract for the UH60 helicopter T700 common fuel control, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. One bid was solicited, with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Aircraft Selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive™ Technology for the S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Program

Sikorsky Aircraft Selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive™ Technology for the S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Program

LORD Corporation announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDER™ program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct lightning… Read more »

Source: Lord, 01-Oct-14

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Vector Aerospace showcases expanded civil sector capabilities at Helitech

Vector Aerospace showcases expanded civil sector capabilities at Helitech

Vector Aerospace, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has increased its presence at Helitech 2014 (Stand M 40). The event, which takes place in Amsterdam RAI from 14-16 October, will provide an international showcase for Vector’s expanding range of capabilities in the civil and parapublic rotary wing sector. Vector Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Vector, 30-Sep-14

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Mexico orders $93M package including eight UH-60Ms

Mexico orders $93M package including eight UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $93,250,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action (P00171) to a firm-fixed-price, multiyear contract, for eight uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft and other support equipment and services for Mexico’s secretary of national defense. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2015;… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-14

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Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone,” said Carey Bond,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Sep-14

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Thales awarded $7.7M repair order for H-60 sonar

Thales awarded $7.7M repair order for H-60 sonar

Thales Defense & Security, Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $7,713,300 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7007 against previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement N0038313G003F for the repair coverage of six items for the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system for the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed in Brest, France (62 percent); Clarksburg, Maryland (26 percent); and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Sep-14

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29-Sep-14 074 Sikorsky S61 Meloy, Norway

Hoist cable snapped and flicked up into main rotor disc. No damage in subsequent emergency landing

29-Sep-14

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26-Sep-14 G-CIGZ Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

Emergency landing with 3 POB.  Declared emergency at 2.20pm and landed at airport safely 2.39pm

26-Sep-14

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L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract at NAS Fallon, including MH-60S

L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract at NAS Fallon, including MH-60S

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $13,967,277 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics support services for the F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F, EA-18G, MH-60S, F-16A/B, and E-2C aircraft, in support of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. Work will be performed in Naval Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-14

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Sikorsky selects Lord Corp UltraConductive™ Technology for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky selects Lord Corp UltraConductive™ Technology for S-97 Raider

LORD Corporation announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDERTM program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct lightning… Read more »

Source: Lord, 18-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $9.2M delivery order for VH-3D interior overhaul

Sikorsky awarded $9.2M delivery order for VH-3D interior overhaul

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $9,242,869 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification to previously issued delivery order 4010 against Basic Ordering Agreement N00019-14-G-0004. This order provides for non-recurring efforts in support of the cabin interior and the environmental control system redesign of the VH-3D aircraft, including VIP seats, cabin interior kit, and special tooling…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $14.5M for UH-60 transmisison overhauls

Sikorsky awarded $14.5M for UH-60 transmisison overhauls

Sikorsky Aircraft Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,538,253 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for maintenance and overhaul of UH-60 mechanical transmissions. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2016. Four bids were solicited, with two received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-14

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Sikorsky wins $203M order for 18 UH-60Ms for Mexico

Sikorsky wins $203M order for 18 UH-60Ms for Mexico

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $203,569,092 modification (P00179) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 18 Green UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters, and 18 foreign military sales Green government furnished property to contractor furnished property, to support the Mexican Air Force. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $203,569,092 were obligated at the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Sep-14

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UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

Well-known British operator Castle Air has received CAA approval for base and line maintenance of the Sikorsky S76 with no limitations to any particular engine type. Currently they are approved to carry out base and line maintenance of the S76 with Turbomeca Arriel engines at Biggin Hill and only line maintenance of this variant at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Sep-14

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CNAL Releases Investigation Results of MH-53E Crash

CNAL Releases Investigation Results of MH-53E Crash

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) released the results today of the Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) investigation in to the crash of an MH-53E Sea Dragon off the coast of Virginia January 8, that resulted in the death of three Sailors. The MH-53E, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) and based at… Read more »

Source: CNAL, 15-Sep-14

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Igor Sikorsky’s VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago

Igor Sikorsky’s VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Sep-14

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Brazil requests $145M package including three UH-60M, training, equipment etc

Brazil requests $145M package including three UH-60M, training, equipment etc

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $145 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 8, 2014. The… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Sep-14

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Sikorsky fails to register X2 trademark with Russian patent agency

Sikorsky fails to register X2 trademark with Russian patent agency

Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian patent agency has confirmed the refusal of an application filed by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., seeking to register X2 trademark.                See Full Story

Source: RAPSI, 12-Sep-14

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Lawsuit blames Sikorsky for January Black Hawk crash

Lawsuit blames Sikorsky for January Black Hawk crash

A lawsuit filed Monday blames Sikorsky for a fatal crash in Georgia eight months ago, saying manufactures failed to install a tiny part that caused the tail rotor to malfunction and sent the aircraft spinning out of control.

Source: CBS, 10-Sep-14

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Bristow accepts first Sikorsky S-92 for Long-Term SAR services in UK

Bristow accepts first Sikorsky S-92 for Long-Term SAR services in UK

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Bristow Group Inc. today announced the acceptance of an S-92® helicopter by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. The helicopter, configured for search and rescue service, was accepted during a ceremony at the Sikorsky facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is affiliated with Bristow Group Inc., Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 09-Sep-14

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CAE Brunei launches new training facility

CAE Brunei launches new training facility

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) today announced it has officially started training at the new training facility in Rimba, Brunei Darussalam. The official Launch of Training ceremony and celebration was attended today by the Guest of Honour Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji… Read more »

Source: CAE, 08-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $33M contract for UH-60M ground equipment

Sikorsky awarded $33M contract for UH-60M ground equipment

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut was awarded a $33,592,172 sole-source contract for procurement of initial spares and aviation ground support equipment for 24 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in support of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $33,592,172 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,351,927 modification (P00072) to foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $30,351,927 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Aug…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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02-Sep-14 Sikorsky MH-60S Fallon, US-Nevada

Rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission. All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation.  Recovered by a Chinook 11-Sep-14

02-Sep-14

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01-Sep-14 Sikorsky CH-53E Gulf of Aden, Djibouti

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde.  All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered

01-Sep-14

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Dinniman Announces $ 2.5 Million for Sikorsky Helicopter

Dinniman Announces $ 2.5 Million for Sikorsky Helicopter

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Inc. will receive a $ 2.5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for construction of a vehicle tunnel for Washington Lane in Coatesville. The tunnel will allow continued vehicle access on Washington Lane, which currently separates the Sikorsky Global Headquarters facility and the Chester County Airport…. Read more »

Source: Senator Dinniman, 27-Aug-14

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Budgets, Not Tech, May Delay US Army’s Next Rotorcraft

Budgets, Not Tech, May Delay US Army’s Next Rotorcraft

Though the US Army has yet to make a formal announcement, according to reports the Sikorsky-Boeing team and Bell Helicopter Textron have been selected for government-funded Joint Multi-Role (JMR) program technology demonstrations. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 20-Aug-14

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Feds Join Whistleblower Case Against Sikorsky

Feds Join Whistleblower Case Against Sikorsky

U.S. attorneys have intervened in a whistleblower suit against United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky Aircraft Co. that alleges one of its subsidiaries used a sister company to illegally mark up replacement parts provided through a defense contract to the Navy. See Full Story

Source: Courant, 18-Aug-14

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18-Aug-14 N720HT Sikorsky S64E Lindsay Lake, Canada

The helicopter was slinging a hydro tower into position. After positioning the tower, the ground crew secured two of the support cables to their foundations. The pole was then shifted to accommodate securing of the remaining two support cables. As the two secured cables became taut, the pilot felt a bump and the helicopter became… Read more »

18-Aug-14

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Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Build Technology Demonstrator for Future Vertical Lift

Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Build Technology Demonstrator for Future Vertical Lift

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) selected the… Read more »

Source: Boeing Sikorsky, 13-Aug-14

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Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch Company (Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company) will be launching Macau – Guangzhou helicopter service this year.  Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company carried out a trial operation flight on the 8th August 2014; the first flight departed from Guangzhou and arrived Macau at 10:30am.  Mr. Cui Guang, Senior Assistant to the Chairman of Executive Committee… Read more »

Source: Macau Airport, 11-Aug-14

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FAA OK’s S-76D V400 Software, Adding Capabilities and Reducing Pilot Workload

FAA OK’s S-76D V400 Software, Adding Capabilities and Reducing Pilot Workload

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the V400 avionics software for the S-76D™ helicopter, increasing the capabilities of the aircraft and allowing the aircraft to operate single pilot under Instrument Flight Rules. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). When installed by the operator, the V400… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Aug-14

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AAR wins US Army Contract to Overhaul Black Hawk APUs

AAR wins US Army Contract to Overhaul Black Hawk APUs

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces it has been selected by the U.S. Army to upgrade and overhaul Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The work will be performed at AAR’s Aircraft Component Services facility in Garden City on Long Island. The five-year contract, valued in excess of $23 million, will initially cover… Read more »

Source: AAR, 04-Aug-14

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GE awarded $68M contract more for CH-53K engines

GE awarded $68M contract more for CH-53K engines

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $68,550,240 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0132) for the procurement of 16 GE38-1B engines, closure kits, tooling, and associated systems engineering and program management in support of the CH-53K helicopter program. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-14

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First Hellfire missile test for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R

First Hellfire missile test for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R

In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in the United States. It was smiles all round for the entire team,… Read more »

Source: Royal Australian Navy, 01-Aug-14

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Tunisia requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks

Tunisia requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014. The… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 30-Jul-14

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Sikorsky union boss charged with embezzlement

Sikorsky union boss charged with embezzlement

The Independent Review Board (IRB) has brought embezzlement charges against Harvey Jackson, the president of Local 1150, which represents Sikorsky Aircraft Teamsters at plants in Connecticut, Alabama, and Florida. The charges and investigative report are available here. Jackson is charged with using the union credit card to buy at least $13,000 worth of electronics for… Read more »

Source: Teamsters, 28-Jul-14

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Flightsafety International and Sikorsky plan S76D, S92A and S76C++ training in Asia

Flightsafety International and Sikorsky plan S76D, S92A and S76C++ training in Asia

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky plan to offer training for the Sikorsky S-76D™, Sikorsky S-92A®, and Sikorsky S-76C+/C++™ helicopters in Asia. “This new capability will augment FlightSafety’s reach in Asia and provide Sikorsky helicopter operators in the region with the highest quality training using our advanced technology Level D qualified simulators,” said Bruce Whitman, President &… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Jul-14

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Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Develop ‘Digital Backbone’ for Future Vertical Lift Program

Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Develop ‘Digital Backbone’ for Future Vertical Lift Program

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE: UTX] have been selected to help develop the Joint Common Architecture (JCA) standard for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Science and Technology program, an element of the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative. The Technology Investment Agreement was awarded by the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 16-Jul-14

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US Army selects Pall inlet barrier filters for Black Hawk

US Army selects Pall inlet barrier filters for Black Hawk

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that the U.S. Army has awarded a five-year indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to Pall Aerospace for 950 U.S. Army BLACK HAWK PUREair barrier filter elements. The PUREair barrier filters have been specifically designed using advanced synthetic dry media technology that virtually eliminates the maintenance associated with conventional oil-wetted… Read more »

Source: Pall, 15-Jul-14

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Sikorsky delivers first SAR S-76D to Japan Coast Guard

Sikorsky delivers first SAR S-76D to Japan Coast Guard

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D™ aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-14

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National Helicopter Services reaches 500 hours in S-76D

National Helicopter Services reaches 500 hours in S-76D

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) recently reached 500 flight hours in its S-76D™ helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In February 2014, NHSL flew the first-ever revenue flight of an… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-14

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Sikorsky begins delivery of corporate S-76D helicopters

Sikorsky begins delivery of corporate S-76D helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it has begun delivering S-76D™ aircraft equipped for Executive Transport services. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “The S-76 aircraft line has a long legacy of reliability, safety and service, and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-14

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Brunei-based S-92 full-flight simulator now ready-for-training

Brunei-based S-92 full-flight simulator now ready-for-training

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that its new CAE 3000 Series S-92 full-flight simulator (FFS) was certified by the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators, and is now ready-for-training. “This… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Jul-14

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Fatal Pave Hawk crash in UK attributed to multiple bird strike

Fatal Pave Hawk crash in UK attributed to multiple bird strike

THe US Air Force has released its official report on the fatal crash of one of its Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters on 7th January 2014 on the coast of Norfolk, UK. The very thorough document notes that the Accident Investigation Board President found “by clear and convincing evidence that multiple bird strikes caused the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-14

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UK – Cardinal Helicopter Services gain operator licence

UK – Cardinal Helicopter Services gain operator licence

Cardinal Helicopter Services have recently been awarded their own “Type B Operating Licence” according to the latest update in the snappily-named “Official Record, Series 2” issued by the UK CAA.  Previously Cardinal operated under an “umbrella arrangement” with another operator, Capital Aviation Services of Oxford. Cardinal operate from the City Heliport at Manchester, a rotary-wing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Jul-14

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04-Jul-14 Sikorsky S61 Halat, Lebanon

Emergency landing for a firefighting helicopter – Lebanon has three ex Bristow S61s registered AD-1601 through 1603

04-Jul-14

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AAG adds fifth S-76 to fleet

AAG adds fifth S-76 to fleet

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, has announced the addition of its fifth Sikorsky S-76® helicopter to its fleet of managed aircraft. The addition of this helicopter increases the total AAG fleet to nine aircraft throughout the Northeast.  AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76® aircraft available for charter… Read more »

Source: AAG, 03-Jul-14

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Sikorsky awarded $14M delivery order on Australian MH-60R program

Sikorsky awarded $14M delivery order on Australian MH-60R program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $14,000,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order (#4004) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004). This order provides for non-recurring efforts to incorporate the Engineering Change Proposal 4330AU into the Royal Australian Navy MH-60R aircraft for the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program. In addition,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jul-14

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Guernsey puts first helicopter on its aircraft register

Guernsey puts first helicopter on its aircraft register

Guernsey, one of the Channel Islands associated with the UK, started its own aircraft register on six months ago and was allocated the prefix 2-…. by the International Communications Union. From a start in December 2013, the registration office has not been a busy one, with just 18 aircraft registered in six and a half… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-14

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Topping-out ceremony marks construction milestone at new Bristow SAR base

Topping-out ceremony marks construction milestone at new Bristow SAR base

A traditional topping out ceremony has taken place to mark the construction of the new Search and Rescue helicopter base at Humberside Airport reaching its full height. The base will house two state-of-the-art SAR helicopters, operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd, their crews and support team.  It is due to become fully operational in April 2015,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 02-Jul-14

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Flightsafety appoints new Assistant Manager in Dallas, Texas

Flightsafety appoints new Assistant Manager in Dallas, Texas

FlightSafety International announces that Robert Standley has been promoted to an Assistant Manager at the company’s Learning Center in Dallas, Texas. He will oversee the Dassault Falcon, Gulfstream and Pratt & Whitney Canada maintenance training programs offered at the Center. “We are pleased that Bob has joined the Dallas Learning Center team. Our Customers will… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 30-Jun-14

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Sikorsky awarded USAF contract to develop UH-60M derivative

Sikorsky awarded USAF contract to develop UH-60M derivative

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX +0.18% , has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters.  Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force’s rescue mission. The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Jun-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $11M MH-60R/S retrofit program contract

Lockheed Martin awarded $11M MH-60R/S retrofit program contract

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded an $11,333,603 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the production kits in support of the MH-60R/S Point and Click Operator System Interface and Link-16 retrofit programs. Work will be performed in Owego, New York (58 percent); Farmingdale, New York (17 percent); Everett, Washington (12 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jun-14

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Canada signs amended CH-148 Cyclone contract with Sikorsky

Canada signs amended CH-148 Cyclone contract with Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. welcomed the signing of a contract amendment today with the government of Canada to bring the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program to completion and accelerate the CH148 Cyclone helicopter’s entry into operational service. [Editor note.  Interesting use of words here given they are years behind on this contract and the Canadian Government had… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jun-14

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CHC UK wins Statoil contract with two S92s

CHC UK wins Statoil contract with two S92s

The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 aircraft on behalf of Statoil. The helicopters will fly from Aberdeen or Sumburgh on the Shetland Isles to the Statoil operated Mariner field, 250 kilometres off the northeastern coast of Scotland. The contract has a duration of five years, plus an extension option for up… Read more »

Source: CHC, 19-Jun-14

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S-97 Raider closer to first flight with power on for first time

S-97 Raider closer to first flight with power on for first time

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has turned on electrical power for the first time to the S-97 RAIDER™ prototype helicopter, signaling successful installation of the avionics system and a major step toward completing the assembly of the new – and first – light tactical rotorcraft featuring X2 Technology™. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-14

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Australia – $35M MH-60R facility approved for construction near Nowra

Australia – $35M MH-60R facility approved for construction near Nowra

The facility, to be built near HMAS Albatross south of Nowra, will be used to maintain 24 of the Royal Australian Navy’s new Seahawk Romeo helicopters.  See full story

Source: ABC, 16-Jun-14

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Helijet renews $12M fishing resort contracts in the Haida Gwaii Islands

Helijet renews $12M fishing resort contracts in the Haida Gwaii Islands

Helijet announced it has renewed helicopter service contracts with world famous Fishing Resorts in the Haida Gwaii Islands located on the North-West Coast of British Columbia. Together, the 3 year service contracts with renewal options exercised are valued at over $12 million. Helijet will provide exclusive summer-season helicopter service to the resort lodge locations utilizing… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 13-Jun-14

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MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully tested aboard ship with MH-60R

MQ-8B Fire Scout successfully tested aboard ship with MH-60R

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander’s intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship. A video is available on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOZDG7Uk_PY…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 12-Jun-14

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