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FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the S-92® helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion and bringing further mission capability to operators. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The FAA Sea State 6 certification was… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

Heli-One wins S76C++ Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service

Heli-One wins S76C++ Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces the recent signing of a five-year, multi-million dollar Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service (PAS). The terms of the contract entails provision of tip-to-tail MRO support to four Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopters that provide air transportation to offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 10-Jul-12

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Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

The U.S. Army and Navy today signed an $8.5 billion contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to buy a baseline quantity of 653 BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK® helicopters through December 2017. The five-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. Government compared with purchasing the same quantity across five… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Sikorsky today announced that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to acquire two UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to fly the very latest version… Read more »

Source: UTC, 09-Jul-12

Brüel & Kjær and Sikorsky sign MoU

Brüel & Kjær and Sikorsky sign MoU

Sikorsky is bidding for the contract to replace the current Danish military Lynx helicopters with its MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. The MoU is conditioned on the decision by the Danish government to procure the Seahawk. The MOU sets a framework for cooperation that will promote and enhance the business interests of both parties. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation… Read more »

Source: Brüel & Kjær, 05-Jul-12

Canadian Government could fine Sikorsky $80 Million

Canadian Government could fine Sikorsky $80 Million

The Canadian government says it will level “significant” fines against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for missing yet another deadline to deliver CH-148 Cyclone helicopters. (see full story)

Source: Herald News, 04-Jul-12

Brunei marks milestones in S70i fleet acquisition

Brunei marks milestones in S70i fleet acquisition

On 2 December 2011, the Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam (MINDEF) signed a contract with Sikorsky International Operations, Inc. for the delivery of twelve (12) S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopters with spare parts, ground support equipment and training package. To date, the project has achieved several major milestones which include the completion of several design reviews… Read more »

Source: Brunei Ministry of Defence, 03-Jul-12

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Canada’s military S92 program hits new snag

Canada’s military S92 program hits new snag

After converting a Canadian frigate to take the new helicopter, program delays have meant re-configuring it back to accept Sea Kings.  More delays are inevitable (see full story)

Source: Globe & Mail, 03-Jul-12

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – July 2012 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Jul-12

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29-Jun-12 Sikorsky MH-53E Pohang, Korea

Emergency landing made in rice paddy field after indication of onboard fire during training flight.  helicopter completely burned out on the ground after all occupants had swiftly embarked after the emergency landing

29-Jun-12

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Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $75.7 million loan guarantee for Lider Taxi Aereo S.A.–Air Brasil that will support the export of three Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92® helicopters to Brazil. Ex-Im Bank ‘s support enabled Sikorsky to win the order in competition with government-backed European competitors and will sustain… Read more »

Source: Ex-Im Bank, 28-Jun-12

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“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

The new exhibition will display the largest collection of Falklands aircraft. It will include two Sea Harriers, the Westland Sea King which was piloted by HRH The Prince Andrew and a captured Argentinean Agusta109 helicopter which was later used by British Special Forces. Attending the exhibition opening will be Rear Admiral Chris Parry who, as… Read more »

Source: Fleet Air Arm Museum, 27-Jun-12

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CHC demotes Coastguard pilot over butcher shop stop

CHC demotes Coastguard pilot over butcher shop stop

UK Coastguard S92 captain Paul Bentley has been demoted after landing in a field on the Island of Orkney in April to pick up meat from a butchers.  Mr Bentley had been suspended by operators CHC after the incident came to light after a video was posted on YouTube.  Mobile phone footage – which has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-12

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Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland Emergency Services Trust bought an S76 which had been written-off following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.  It has proved much more profitable for re-usable spares than they imagined, the latest item put to use being a long-range tank.    Valued at NZ$224,000 new, the tank comes from the insurance-rejected shell they bought for just NZ$30,000. … Read more »

27-Jun-12

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US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the agency is adding four heavy helicopters to the aviation firefighting fleet. “The addition of these helicopters to our aviation fleet will increase our ability to respond quickly and aggressively to fight wildfires and protect lives and property,” said Tidwell. “We will continue to mobilize our firefighting… Read more »

Source: US Forest Service, 25-Jun-12

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Sikorsky awarded $8.7M contract for tail rotor pylon work

Sikorsky awarded $8.7M contract for tail rotor pylon work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $8,725,338 for tail rotor pylons.  Other location of performance is Oregon.  Using service is Navy.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through 2015 Navy Working Capital Funds.  There was one proposal with one response.  The date of performance completion is Nov…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Jun-12

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25-Jun-12 Sikorsky S61 St Mary’s, UK

Emergency landing at St Mary’s, Scilly Isles, on a flight out of Tresco after a warning light came on.  Apparently a ‘spurious fire warning’

25-Jun-12

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24-Jun-12 N9043N Sikorsky S58 Brewster, US-Washington

Caught fire during pre-flight run-up

24-Jun-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $26M contract to test UH-60 multi-mode radar sub-system

Lockheed Martin awarded $26M contract to test UH-60 multi-mode radar sub-system

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $26,487,920 firm-fixed-price contract to provide for the development, production, and testing of five First Article Operation Test Program sets (OTPS) with accompanying technical data for weapons replaceable assemblies (WRAs) for the H-60 Aircraft.  The WRAs are part of the multi-mode radar sub-system with the automated radar… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Jun-12

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Heli-One and Pelita Air Service sign S76C++ Power by the Hour contract

Heli-One and Pelita Air Service sign S76C++ Power by the Hour contract

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces the signing of a five-year, multi-million dollar Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service (PAS) on May 16th, 2012. This contract covers tip-to-tail MRO support to four Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopters whose primary mission is to provide air transportation… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 22-Jun-12

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services wins coveted 2012 Military MRO of the Year award

Sikorsky Aerospace Services wins coveted 2012 Military MRO of the Year award

Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine has presented its prestigious 2012 MRO of the Year Award for military center of excellence to Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS). SAS, which received the award at the recent MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition in Dallas, Texas, is the worldwide aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-12

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AAG introduces Excalibur card

AAG introduces Excalibur card

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the Northeast’s premier executive helicopter service, has introduced the AAG Excalibur Card, a pre-paid flight card program that enables cardholders to pay only for occupied flight units in the company’s Sikorsky S-76® executive helicopter fleet. “The AAG Excalibur Card is a breakthrough innovation for the traveling executive,” said AAG President Scott… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-12

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PPG to supply S-97 Raider transparencies

PPG to supply S-97 Raider transparencies

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to supply transparencies for the S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter, a next-generation rotorcraft being built for evaluation by the U.S. military. “We are excited to be part of the S-97 RAIDER helicopter team that is breaking new ground by tapping proven technologies to provide… Read more »

Source: PPG Industries, 21-Jun-12

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Four companies awarded $12M for logistics support of H-60, H-1, CV-22 progams

Four companies awarded $12M for logistics support of H-60, H-1, CV-22 progams

Creative Business Solutions, Inc., Mitchellville, Md.; Cirrus Technology, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Infinite Services and Solutions, Inc., Columbus, Ga.; and Standard Technology, Inc., Warner Robins, Ga., are being awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable no-fee contract to provide logistics support for the acquisition, fielding, and sustainment of H-60, H-1 (variant), CV-22, and other special mission aircraft modification… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jun-12

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21-Jun-12 157135 Sikorsky CH-53D Sarabagh, Afghanistan

Forced landing, and caught fire.  No fatalities

21-Jun-12

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Erickson Air-Crane wins US Forest Service contract

Erickson Air-Crane wins US Forest Service contract

Erickson Air-Crane, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced that it has been awarded a new exclusive use firefighting services contract with the US Forest Service (“USFS”). Under the terms of the contract, Erickson Air-Crane will provide aerial firefighting services using one heavy-lift Aircrane helicopter… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 20-Jun-12

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Sikorsky is finalist for Alabama’s Manufacturer of the Year Award

Sikorsky is finalist for Alabama’s Manufacturer of the Year Award

The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today that 14 Alabama companies have been named as finalists for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced at a luncheon on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery following a keynote presentation by Alabama… Read more »

Source: Business Council of Alabama, 19-Jun-12

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UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

Sponsored by Bristow Helicopters and Breitling UK, the Trophy has been established to further the memory of Mr Billy Deacon who was tragically lost while carrying out his duty as winchman with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Search and Rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles in 1997. The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 19-Jun-12

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HeliFlite adds second S76 to fleet

HeliFlite adds second S76 to fleet

HeliFlite(TM) is pleased to announce the expansion of its fleet with the addition of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter. The HeliFlite fleet features a complement of five Bell 430 and two Sikorsky S-76B executive helicopters. HeliFlite only operates executive class twin-engine, dual pilot aircraft which accommodate 6-8 passengers. All aircraft are Category A certified and equipped… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 19-Jun-12

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Qatar requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks in $1.112 billion deal

Qatar requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks in $1.112 billion deal

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on June 12 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar of 12 UH-60M BLACK HAWK Utility Helicopters, 26 T700-GE-701D Engines (24 installed and 2 spares), 15 AN/AAR-57 V(7) Common Missile Warning Systems, 15 AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Sets, 15 AN/APR-39A(V)4 Radar Signal Detecting Sets, 26… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Jun-12

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Evergreen Helicopters wins $8.1M US million Army contract

Evergreen Helicopters wins $8.1M US million Army contract

Evergreen Helicopter, Inc., McMinnville, Ore., was awarded an $8,062,582 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the helicopter services and support to perform air medical evacuations, fire suppression services, and other missions for the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii Department of Defense Property, and operational training areas on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Jun-12

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Sikorsky awarded $19M order for work on 24 MH-60Rs for Australia

Sikorsky awarded $19M order for work on 24 MH-60Rs for Australia

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $19,098,095 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0010) for non-recurring engineering efforts to support delivery of 24 baseline Future Naval Aviation Combat System MH-60R helicopters for the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  Work will be performed in Stratford,… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 11-Jun-12

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Prince William qualifies as an operational Royal Air Force SAR captain

Prince William qualifies as an operational Royal Air Force SAR captain

The Duke of Cambridge has qualified as an operational captain within the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force. Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the military, will now command Search and Rescue operations in RAF Sea King helicopters. Until now, Flight Lieutenant Wales has only co-piloted the aircraft. The operational captaincy check… Read more »

Source: Prince of Wales website, 07-Jun-12

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French suppliers about to take off with Sikorsky

French suppliers about to take off with Sikorsky

Following several successful B to B meeting in the airplane industry, UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission  –  will bring a delegation of French suppliers to a major player in the helicopter industry, SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT. Founded in 1925 by Igor Sikorsky, this American aircraft manufacturer currently produces military and commercial aircrafts. SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT is regrouped… Read more »

Source: UbiFrance, 07-Jun-12

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06-Jun-12 OB-1840P Sikorsky S58T Peru (14F)

Crashed in mountainous area, killing all 14 on board.  Took 48 hours approx to find wreckage, partly due to poor weather conditions and overnight temperatures down to -15C.  The helicopter was itself built in 1963 and first delivered to the German Army.  Passenger manifest now released : From South Korea:  Thois Young Hwan, Kin Today… Read more »

06-Jun-12

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New York Army National Guard tests ‘firehawk’ helicopter

New York Army National Guard tests ‘firehawk’ helicopter

A New York Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter will be testing the National Guard’s Firehawk helicopter firefighting system on the Mohawk River between the Thaddeus Kosciusko Bridge (Twin Bridges) on I-87 and the Route 9 Crescent Bridge tomorrow morning (Tuesday, June 5) in Crescent, Saratoga County. The Firehawk system consists of a 1,000-gallon… Read more »

Source: US Army, 05-Jun-12

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – June 2012 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Jun-12

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Raytheon wins $12M contract for MH-60 sonar maintenance

Raytheon wins $12M contract for MH-60 sonar maintenance

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $12,218,916 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0013) for specialized test equipment and “golden units” necessary to perform depot level repairs to identified airborne low frequency sonar components in support of the MH-60 aircraft.  This effort is targeted to augment… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Jun-12

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31-May-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

Emergency landing made shortly after take-off

31-May-12

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Erickson Air-Crane wins $44M Greek firefighting contract

Erickson Air-Crane wins $44M Greek firefighting contract

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced that the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (“NAMSA”), which provides various logistics services for NATO nations, has, as the prime contracting party, awarded the Company a three year contract to supply aerial firefighting services in… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 30-May-12

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Enterprise Ventures wins $12.5M deal to build MH-60S Carriage, Stream, Tow, and Recovery System

Enterprise Ventures wins $12.5M deal to build MH-60S Carriage, Stream, Tow, and Recovery System

Enterprise Ventures Corporation (EVC) has been awarded a $12.5 million contract from Naval Surface Warfare Center – Panama City Division (NSWC-PCD). Under this contract, EVC will build the U.S. Navy Carriage, Stream, Tow, and Recovery System (CSTRS) for the MH-60S helicopter. The CSTRS provides the multi-mission MH-60S helicopter with the widest, largest minesweeping capability by… Read more »

Source: Enterprise Ventures, 28-May-12

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S-92 flotation system certified

S-92 flotation system certified

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has formally approved the S-92® helicopter for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions – up to 20-foot waves – thus completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion. “We believe this is the first ever FAA certification to this Sea State (20-foot waves). This system was designed by the S-92… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-May-12

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S-76D continues on path to certification

S-76D continues on path to certification

Three S-76Dâ„¢ helicopter prototypes are in flight test at Sikorsky Aircraft’s Development Flight Center as the aircraft continues to mature in flight test and post excellent performance results. Commercial Programs Director Dan Hunter said the S-76D prototypes have logged more than 850 flight hours to date, and first quarter 2012 activity has included the collection… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-May-12

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Sikorsky completes first S-61T airframe modernization

Sikorsky completes first S-61T airframe modernization

Sikorsky Aircraft’s Troy, Ala., facility announced today it has completed the structural modernization of its first S-61T™ airframe, which will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.  Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The State Department signed an agreement in 2010… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-May-12

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Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

Mayor Bloomberg to stop using E34 Heliport on weekends

A neighbour has been videoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg using his S76 in and out of East 34th Street Heliport at weekends when the heliport is closed.  Sounds to us like a mismatch between Bloomberg considering that heliport is open although the terminal is closed and fuel not available – and the neighbours who… Read more »

Source: http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/investigators&id=8673840, 24-May-12

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Sikorsky awarded $9M for H-53 swashplate and gearbox work

Sikorsky awarded $9M for H-53 swashplate and gearbox work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $9,064,199 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00383-06-D-003F) for the incorporation of two Naval Air Systems Command approved engineering change proposals supporting the H-53 helicopter:  Dynamic Component Change No. 97 swashplate, and Dynamic Component Change No. 94 gearbox.  Work for the nose gearboxes will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-May-12

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FlightSafety HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator enters service at Kirtland AFB

FlightSafety HH-60G Pave Hawk simulator enters service at Kirtland AFB

FlightSafety is pleased to announce that its new Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter simulator has entered service at Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico as part of the U.S. Air Force’s Aircrew Training and Rehearsal Support (ATARS) program. ATARS prime contractor Lockheed Martin and FlightSafety designed the weapons systems trainer to prepare HH-60G aircrews… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 21-May-12

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NH Industries gives 10 reasons why S70B does not meet Indian Naval requirement

NH Industries gives 10 reasons why S70B does not meet Indian Naval requirement

NHI Industries lists out 10 instances where the S70B could not have met the Naval Staff Quality Requirements (NSQRs). These include requirements for internal/external tanks, fuel reserve, sonar, health and usage monitoring system, deck lock and technical literature. (see full story)

Source: Defense World, 17-May-12

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Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Helijet releases summer 2012 schedule and fares

Vancouver based operator Helijet has just released its summer 2012 schedule and fares.  This covers its long-standing route between its heliports at Vancouver Harbour and Victoria Harbour which they operate using Sikorsky S76s. For more details, see http://www.helijet.com/helijet-schedule-information—effective-22may12.pdf   Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-12

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Korea requests eight MH-60R in $1 Billion package

Korea requests eight MH-60R in $1 Billion package

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress today of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of the Republic of Korea for eight MH-60R SEAHAWK Multi-Mission Helicopters, associated parts, equipment, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $1.0 billion. The Government of the Republic of Korea has requested a possible sale of… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 17-May-12

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Parker Hannifin awarded $9M for UH-60 work

Parker Hannifin awarded $9M for UH-60 work

Parker Hannifin, Irvine, Calif., was awarded a $9,482,700 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of a minimum-maximum quantity of UH-60 helicopter valves.  Work will be performed in Irvine, Calif., with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2017.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-May-12

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Donaldson delivers CH-53K ground test vehicle EAPPS units

Donaldson delivers CH-53K ground test vehicle EAPPS units

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has delivered the first complete shipset of CH-53K Engine Air Particle Protection System (EAPPS) Units to Sikorsky Aircraft. The milestone delivery supports Sikorsky’s System Development and Demonstration Program. The advanced engine protection units featuring Donaldson’s patented Strataâ„¢ Tube technology will be installed on… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 17-May-12

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US Navy demonstrates Telephonics’ radar on MH-60S

US Navy demonstrates Telephonics’ radar on MH-60S

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), announced today that the U.S. Navy conducted an exercise to demonstrate several Anti Surface Warfare concepts of operation using an MH-60S (Sierra) helicopter in conjunction with a Fire Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The exercise included the use of Telephonics’ multi-mode, maritime surveillance radar on the… Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 15-May-12

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Enterprise Ventures Corp awarded $12M contract for MH-60S equipment

Enterprise Ventures Corp awarded $12M contract for MH-60S equipment

Enterprise Ventures Corp., Johnstown, Pa., is being awarded a $12,529,511 firm-fixed-price contract for the production of 12 carriage, stream, tow, and recovery system kits in support of the Naval Air Systems Command, MH-60S Airborne Mine Countermeasures Program.  The overall objectives of the program are to design, fabricate, test, and integrate a system for the carriage,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-May-12

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Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Irish Coast Guard record 10 years of SAR from Waterford

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Leo Varadkar TD today congratulated the Irish Coast Guard as they mark the 10th anniversary of the Irish Coast Guard search and rescue helicopter base at Waterford Airport (Thursday, May 10). Speaking today, the Minister said: “For the past decade the helicopter team at the Waterford Coast Guard base… Read more »

Source: Irish Government, 14-May-12

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Irish Coast Guard to start S92 operations in June

Irish Coast Guard to start S92 operations in June

Irish Coast Guard operations manager Declan Geoghegan said the first of the new S-92 Sikorsky helicopters would begin operations at Shannon next month, to be followed in the next year with similar new aircraft at Sligo, Waterford and Dublin. (see full story)

14-May-12

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14-May-12 N903CH Sikorsky S58T Forestsville, US-Pennsylvania

Precautionary landing due to low visibility

14-May-12

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50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane’s Maiden Flight

50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane’s Maiden Flight

May 9, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the CH-54, the military version of the S-64 Aircrane (“Aircrane”). The basic concept of the heavy-lift, or “crane,” helicopters was an early dream of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. The Aircrane was designed, developed, and produced as a multi-purpose, heavy-lift aircraft. Over the years, the… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 11-May-12

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Sikorsky names new President to replace retiring Pino

Sikorsky names new President to replace retiring Pino

United Technologies Corp. UTX -0.72% today announced the appointment of Mick Maurer as President of its Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. subsidiary, effective July 1. Maurer will report to UTC Chairman & Chief Executive Louis Chenevert, succeeding Jeffrey P. Pino, who will retire July 1. To ensure a seamless succession, Pino and Maurer will collaborate closely during the next two… Read more »

Source: UTC, 08-May-12

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Sikorsky and Terma widen MOU as Denmark considers MH-60R

Sikorsky and Terma widen MOU as Denmark considers MH-60R

Sikorsky Aircraft and Terma today announced they have extended and broadened their previously announced Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore additional potential collaborations on aircraft programs. Both the original MOU, signed in February 2010, and the new MOU are conditioned on the Danish government’s decision to procure Sikorsky MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters via a Foreign Military Sale… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-May-12

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Sikorsky awarded $43M for Taiwan UH-60M conversion work

Sikorsky awarded $43M for Taiwan UH-60M conversion work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $43,182,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the engineering services to covert four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to the specific unique configuration for Taiwan.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited, with one… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-May-12

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Sikorsky gets $7M more for live-fire tests of CH-53K

Sikorsky gets $7M more for live-fire tests of CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $7,808,818 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) to incorporate live fire test and evaluation efforts in support of the CH-53K Helicopter Program.  Work will be performed at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif. (80 percent), and Stratford, Conn. (20 percent).  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-May-12

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – May 2012 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 04-May-12

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Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

Sikorsky subcontractor Aero Vodochody opens new composite shop

The investment for more than 100 million will bring new production capacity. AERO Vodochody, the Czech largest aircraft manufacturer opened new shop for components made of composite materials. The company believes the new and bigger workplace will bring new production capacity and attract new customers. The competitiveness of Aero will be also improved by extension… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 03-May-12

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03-May-12 G-WIWI Sikorsky S76C++ Peasmarsh, UK

Following an event in which high torque was used, flight data was analysed on behalf of the operator using incorrect conversion information relevant to earlier variants of the helicopter. The operator was therefore unaware that total torque had exceeded a level at which maintenance action was required.  This article suggests the passengers were Paul Macartney… Read more »

03-May-12

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QuesTek to demo Ferrium® S53® alloy in MH-60S rotor shaft

QuesTek to demo Ferrium® S53® alloy in MH-60S rotor shaft

QuesTek Innovations LLC has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II project from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to demonstrate QuesTek-designed Ferrium® S53® as an improved steel for Navy helicopter rotor shafts (i.e.masts), and specifically on the MH-60S helicopter designed and manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. Prototype MH-60S helicopter rotor shafts… Read more »

Source: QuesTek Innovations, 02-May-12

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Erickson Air-Crane announces Q1 conference call

Erickson Air-Crane announces Q1 conference call

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson Air-Crane” or the “Company”), a leading operator and manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced it will conduct a conference call at 1:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 10, 2012, to discuss its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2012. Hosting the… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 02-May-12

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Aurora delivers engine nacelles to CH-53K program

Aurora delivers engine nacelles to CH-53K program

Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first pair of forward engine nacelles to Sikorsky Aircraft for assembly onto the first CH-53K prototype helicopter, the U.S. Marine Corps’ new-generation heavy lift rotorcraft. Both nacelles will be integrated onto the CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle at Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) facility in West Palm Beach,… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 01-May-12

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AAG establishes helicopter services at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport

AAG establishes helicopter services at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the east coast’s premier executive helicopter company, has established helicopter operations at New Jersey’s Teterboro Airport to provide convenient access to Manhattan from all metro airports. Travel time between Teterboro and Manhattan is less than 10 minutes aboard one of AAG’s Sikorsky S-76® executive aircraft. Associated Aircraft Group is a subsidiary… Read more »

Source: AAG, 30-Apr-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $13M order for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin awarded $13M order for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $13,765,096 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0005) for non-recurring and recurring efforts to design, develop, and produce new Automatic Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination (ARPDD) configured AN/APS 153 (V) retrofit kits in support of the MH-60R aircraft.  This… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Apr-12

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Telephonics awarded contract for MMR from Lockheed Martin

Telephonics awarded contract for MMR from Lockheed Martin

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Griffon Corporation announced that its Radar Systems Division has been awarded a multi-year, full-scale production contract valued in excess of $330M from Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Sensors. This contract is a follow on to a previously awarded multi-year contract and includes the delivery of 160 AN/APS-153… Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 27-Apr-12

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26-Apr-12 164771 Sikorsky MH-53E Virginia Beach, US-Virginia

There were no injuries among the crewmen aboard and the helicopter suffered no damage as a result of the precautionary landing.  8 POB.  C ode 540 from the press photo (link 2) leads us to believe this was Bu164771

26-Apr-12

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Sikorsky announces Gold Supplier certification for Cherokee Nation Industries

Sikorsky announces Gold Supplier certification for Cherokee Nation Industries

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the certification of the Cherokee Nation Industries’ facility in Stilwell, Okla., as a UTC Supplier Gold site. Cherokee Nation Industries becomes the 15th Sikorsky supplier to achieve this milestone for superior operational performance.  The Supply Management Council for UTC granted the certification to… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Apr-12

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24-Apr-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Isurava, Papua New Guinea

Precautionary landing due to an engine fault

24-Apr-12

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