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Successful Landing of Sikorsky S-92 on New Mariner B Helideck

Successful Landing of Sikorsky S-92 on New Mariner B Helideck

Statoil has had its first successful landing of its Sikorsky S-92 on its new Mariner B Helideck. The inaugurating flight began at CHC’s Aberdeen Airport, making this its first offshore flight for the Mariner B. CHC and Statoil are happy with the outcome of their alliance, reports Energy Voice. The pilots, support teams and engineers… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE to upgrade two US Navy simulators

CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts valued at more than C$120 million to provide a range of training services and simulation product upgrades for global military customers. One of these sees the United States Navy has exercised additional contract options as part of the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS)… Read more »

Source: CAE, 14-Sep-16

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Final MH-60R delivery to Royal Australian Navy

Final MH-60R delivery to Royal Australian Navy

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), together with the U.S. Navy, ceremonially delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The hand-over occurred during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s purpose-built logistics and maintenance facility in Nowra which will house and maintain the new fleet. The ceremony was attended by representatives… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Sep-16

Canadian operator buys Sikorsky S-76D

Canadian operator buys Sikorsky S-76D

Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator, has signed for a Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter.  This sale will result in the first delivery of the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter to a Canadian helicopter operator. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). Charles Bouchard, chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada and a former Royal… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Sep-16

Heli-One Completes Inspection

Heli-One Completes Inspection

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services has completed the 2 year / 750 hour inspection for the Korean Coast Guard (KCG)’s Sikorsky S-92A. The KCG, a branch of the Ministry of Public Safety and Security, oversees maritime safety and control off the coast of South Korea. The inspection… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 12-Sep-16

UK SAR helicopters in new trial

UK SAR helicopters in new trial

HM Coastguard has a new eye in the sky from September 2016, as a Jetstream 41 turboprop aircraft is being trialled as part of a development to support our search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. The new plane is painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours and will be patrolling the southern and eastern seaboard…. Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 11-Sep-16

A Presidential Restoration

A Presidential Restoration

The retired Marine One helicopter that was once host to President Nixon, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson and Gerald Ford, was driven in a flatbed truck to the Chino Airport, where it will be refurbished by Rancho Cucamonga’s California Aero Fab. This refurbishment is part of a $15 million renovation of the Nixon Presidential Library and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

Coast Guard S92s and AW189s are too big for hospital helipads

Coast Guard S92s and AW189s are too big for hospital helipads

The Department for Transport bought 11 Sikorsky S92 and Agusta Westland AW189 helicopters from the American company Bristow for £1.9 billion, but the helicopters themselves are too large to land at hospital helipads. The hospitals Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield are being affected by the lack of helicopters available. Newcastle officials have brought the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

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Canadian Air Force expecting CH-148 Cyclone project completion in 2025

Canadian Air Force expecting CH-148 Cyclone project completion in 2025

The Canadian air force faces an issue as their order of 28 new CH-148 Cyclone helicopters from Sikorksy Aircraft has been projected to only be completed in 2025. Earlier agreements had said that the order of the new fleet would be done by 2022. This new addition in time creates a problem as the new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Sep-16

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JSSI increases helicopter coverage

JSSI increases helicopter coverage

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, has introduced engine coverage for the new Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S that powers the Sikorsky S-76D. JSSI is also introducing Airframe Parts-Only coverage for the MD Explorer. Neil Book, President and CEO for JSSI stated, “Our… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 01-Sep-16

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Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin awarded $67M contract for MH-60R radar work

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded a $67,600,195 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the non-recurring engineering, manufacture, and delivery of up to 103 AN/APS-153(V)1 automatic radar periscope detection and discrimination multi-mode radar kits to upgrade the MH-60R fleet aircraft.  Work will be performed at Farmingdale, New York (82.77 percent); Owego,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Aug-16

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Sikorsky awarded $11M more for Taiwan and Jordan UH-60M work

Sikorsky awarded $11M more for Taiwan and Jordan UH-60M work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $11,422,199 firm-fixed-price, Foreign Military Sales contract (Taiwan, Jordan) for modified UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter standard spares kits.  One bid was solicited with one received with an estimated completion date of July 21, 2017.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 25-Aug-16

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GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC), based at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, awarded GE Aviation a $102M, 24-month contract leading to a Preliminary Design Review of its GE3000 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The GE3000 is a 3,000 shaft horsepower engine that will provide advanced turboshaft propulsion capability for the… Read more »

Source: GE, 25-Aug-16

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Kearfott Corp awarded $7.7M contract for UH-60 servo overhaul and repair

Kearfott Corp awarded $7.7M contract for UH-60 servo overhaul and repair

Kearfott Corp.,* Black Mountain, North Carolina, was awarded a $7,709,471 firm-fixed-price contract for procuring overhaul and repair of the UH-60 servo, roll trim for a minimum quantity of 150 each and a maximum quantity of 1,140 each.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Aug-16

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Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The two-year contract, part of the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE)… Read more »

Source: ATEC, 24-Aug-16

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AAG donates flights to Patient AirLift Services

AAG donates flights to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky announced today that its Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has partnered with Patient AirLift Services (PALS), a nonprofit organization that arranges for free volunteer aircraft flights for needy medical patients including military veterans throughout the Northeast. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT). AAG joined with PALS to donate free helicopter transportation to medical treatment… Read more »

Source: AAG, 24-Aug-16

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Coastal Helicopters to serve Burning Man 2016 festival

Coastal Helicopters to serve Burning Man 2016 festival

It’s official. Southern California based Coastal Helicopters is set to provide luxury VIP helicopter charter flights to Burning Man 2016 aboard its large twin-engine Sikorsky S76 helicopter. “We are incredibly excited to be a contributing part of the Burner Express Air family for Burning Man 2016. We will be offering service primarily between Reno/Tahoe,” says Coastal… Read more »

Source: Coastal Helicopters, 23-Aug-16

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Bristow ships two S92s from Gulf of Mexico to North Sea

Bristow ships two S92s from Gulf of Mexico to North Sea

On August 15, 2016, an Antonov 124, one of the largest aircraft in the world, arrived at Bristow’s New Iberia base to transport two Sikorsky S-92s to Norway. In preparation of the aircraft movement, Bristow’s maintenance crew in Galliano completed the Bristow Continuous Airworthiness Maintenance Program tasks on one of the S-92s and also ensured… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Aug-16

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USMC to upgrade all 147 CH-53E helicopters

USMC to upgrade all 147 CH-53E helicopters

U.S. Marine Corps has begun a full reset of its CH-53E Super Stallion heavy lift helicopters, an effort aimed at significantly increasing the number of operationally fit aircraft and addressing systemic issues, which in recent years drove the platform’s readiness level to unsustainable depths. The issue first came to light following the January 2014 crash… Read more »

Source: USMC, 11-Aug-16

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San Diego Gas & Electric launches fire-fighting Aircrane

San Diego Gas & Electric launches fire-fighting Aircrane

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today unveiled the latest additions to its fire-preparedness toolkit for this year, which includes the return of the Erickson Skycrane “Sun Bird” for the seventh straight year. The helitanker, which holds a maximum of 2,650 gallons of water or fire suppressant and can get airborne in just 15 minutes, already helped… Read more »

Source: SDG&E, 11-Aug-16

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Oregon Army National Guard medevac helicopter unit restructures and renames

Oregon Army National Guard medevac helicopter unit restructures and renames

The Oregon Army National Guard’s medical evacuation helicopter unit, well-known for assisting with mountain rescues, underwent a name change due to the restructuring of the Army National Guard. The unit, formerly known as Company C (Charlie), 7-158th Aviation Regiment, was deactivated during a ceremony, August 7, at the Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF #1) in… Read more »

Source: US Army, 10-Aug-16

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FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety International announces that Matthew De Foe has been named Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. “We look forward to Matt’s contributions as Assistant Manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Matt is a highly experienced and capable leader. Our Customers… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 09-Aug-16

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Erickson and Kestrel extend Australian firefighting contract

Erickson and Kestrel extend Australian firefighting contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd., have been awarded a two-year contract extension to provide wildland firefighting helicopter services in Australia. Kestrel Aviation, based in Victoria, Australia and Erickson have been awarded a multi-year extension for six S-64E Aircrane helicopters to be used throughout Australia… Read more »

09-Aug-16

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Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will leverage its assets in Colombia to provide BLACK HAWK helicopter operators in Mexico with maintenance, component repair and pilot simulator training, the company announced today as a step toward establishing Colombia as a nexus for supporting BLACK HAWK operators throughout Latin America. The initiative will enable Mexico’s growing BLACK… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Aug-16

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CPI Aero to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences

CPI Aero to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero®) (NYSE MKT: CVU) today announced that management will participate in two investor conferences: Jefferies 12th Annual Industrials Conference in New York City on August 9. Management is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat at 3:20 PM ET and will hold one-on-one meetings with investors throughout the day. Canaccord Genuity… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 31-Jul-16

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a $13,806,148 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Common Acoustic Simulation Environment Fidelity Implementation (CASE-FI) in support of the P-8A and MH-60R aircraft. CASE-FI will provide tactical operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers with high fidelity improvements to the anti-software warfare tactical… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Rockwell Collins awarded $13M contract to repair UH-60 multi-function display unit

Rockwell Collins awarded $13M contract to repair UH-60 multi-function display unit

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $13,495,660 firm-fixed-price contract to procure repair of the UH-60 multi-function display unit for a minimum quantity of 350 each, maximum quantity of two,160 each. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Australia accepts last of 24 MH-60Rs

Australia accepts last of 24 MH-60Rs

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility. The event marked the official transfer of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Jul-16

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Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company has named it as an Authorized Customer Support Service Center for the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. The authorization includes complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement. “We have a long-standing relationship… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 28-Jul-16

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VH-92A Presidential Helicopter completes Critical Design Review

VH-92A Presidential Helicopter completes Critical Design Review

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation. The joint Sikorsky/Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) VH-92A helicopter program team met in July with key collaborators from government and industry for an… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Jul-16

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. “To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, and individual… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Jul-16

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HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

The “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Attack Squadron (HSM) 74 and the U.S. Navy saw an operational breakthrough July 12 when transiting through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. For the first time, an MH-60R Seahawk, the Navy’s next-generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter, was swing loaded with both AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 21-Jul-16

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VIH converts two S92s for offshore operator

VIH converts two S92s for offshore operator

VIH Aerospace is in the process of delivering two Sikorsky S-92 helicopters to a leading offshore oil and gas operator, in response to the grounding of the Airbus H225. The aircraft identified for quick maintenance and modifications turn-around by VIHA expert engineers have required greatly-differing work scopes in order to meet the compressed delivery timeline… Read more »

Source: VIH, 19-Jul-16

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Sikorsky opens spares base in Australia with next base pencilled for UK

Sikorsky opens spares base in Australia with next base pencilled for UK

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today announced the opening of a Forward Stocking Location in Brisbane, Australia, at the Sikorsky Helitech facility (photo below). The announcement was made at the Farnborough International Air Show.  The in-country warehousing of spare parts provides Australian S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopter operators quicker access to materials and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-16

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Sikorsky shows Polish built armed Black Hawk at Farnborough

Sikorsky shows Polish built armed Black Hawk at Farnborough

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) unveiled a European-built Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter at the Farnborough International Airshow, showcasing the types of weapons that can be integrated onto the multirole aircraft. Armed external wings on either side of the displayed aircraft feature a total of four weapons stations, with launchers for a mix of air-to-ground missiles, a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-16

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Sikorsky flies Infirno sensor system on Black Hawk

Sikorsky flies Infirno sensor system on Black Hawk

Lockheed Martin’s INFIRNO sensor system recently completed its first flight on an H-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter. This successful Lockheed Martin-funded test validated INFIRNO’s ability to detect, identify and track targets from an airborne platform. The INFIRNO sensor, which was successfully integrated on the nose of the BLACK HAWK, met test objectives that verified line-of-sight stability and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-16

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Sikorsky recognises British SAR program

Sikorsky recognises British SAR program

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters Limited and the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency today at the 2016 Farnborough Air Show for excellence in lifesaving achievement with the S-92®helicopter. Bristow Helicopters Limited is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). Bristow Helicopters currently operates 14 S-92 helicopters on behalf of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-16

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Sikorsky and Bristow sign 10-Year S-92 support deal

Sikorsky and Bristow sign 10-Year S-92 support deal

Sikorsky and Bristow Helicopters today signed a 10-year agreement providing Bristow’s S-92® fleet with extended support for its aftermarket material needs. Sikorsky’s Total Assurance Program provides Bristow continued aftermarket support to operate its S-92 fleet within a known budget, reducing the risk of unplanned costs. The contract was signed in a ceremony at the 2016… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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LockMart explores Adaptable Weapons Kit for S70i Black Hawks

LockMart explores Adaptable Weapons Kit for S70i Black Hawks

Lockheed Martin is exploring options to bring its weapons integration expertise to bear on the European-built S-70 BLACK HAWK helicopters made by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company. The goal is to produce an armed kit scalable to the requirements of customers that procure International BLACK HAWK aircraft direct from Lockheed Martin. “Last year’s acquisition of… Read more »

Source: LockMart, 12-Jul-16

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Sikorsky and Babcock Sign 10-Year S-92 Support Agreement

Sikorsky and Babcock Sign 10-Year S-92 Support Agreement

Sikorsky and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. today signed a 10-year agreement providing Babcock’s S-92® helicopter fleet with extended support for its aftermarket material needs. Sikorsky’s Total Assurance Program provides Babcock continued aftermarket support to operate its S-92 fleet within a known budget, reducing the risk of unplanned costs. Babcock MCS Ltd. is a division… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

EASA approves cabin and cockpit upgrades for S-76D

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has completed a second phase of validations for new capabilities and expanded performance of the Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), made the announcement at the Farnborough International Air Show and expects to make its first delivery to a European VIP customer this year. The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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PGZ partners with Sikorsky on Polish S70i bid

PGZ partners with Sikorsky on Polish S70i bid

Sikorsky and its subsidiary PZL Mielec have today signed a memorandum of understanding with Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ), one of the largest defence groups in Europe, under which PGZ companies would have significant involvement in the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK helicopter programme if Sikorsky and PZL Mielec are selected by the Polish government to provide a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jul-16

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Israel to buy eight surplus Seahawk plus equipment in $300M contract

Israel to buy eight surplus Seahawk plus equipment in $300M contract

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Israel for Excess SH-60F Sea-Hawk Helicopter equipment and support. The estimated cost is $300 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 5, 2016. The Government of Israel has requested to… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 06-Jul-16

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Lockheed Martin awarded $40M contract for MH-60R software product improvement

Lockheed Martin awarded $40M contract for MH-60R software product improvement

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded a $40,382,466 cost-plus-incentive-fee delivery order 4019, against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019), for non-recurring engineering efforts in support of the MH-60R aircraft for the integration of software product improvement.  These services are in support of the U.S. Navy and the Government of Australia.  Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Jun-16

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Bristow opens up Scatsa interline opportunities to more oil companies

Bristow opens up Scatsa interline opportunities to more oil companies

Bristow Helicopters in the UK has announce the launch of Bristow Logistics Services Shetland (BLSS) as a new offering to transport oil and gas workers through Scatsta Airport. This will be run in parallel with the existing Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) work they have had at the airport for the last 20 years, and will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-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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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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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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Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics confirms role in upgrade of S-76Bs for Sultan of Johor

Universal Avionics is providing advanced avionics for two Sikorsky S-76B helicopters operated by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor’s Royal Flight. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays (PFD-MFD-PFD) with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System (SVS) and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS). The Universal Avionics… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 21-Jun-16

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AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

AEM MCP02 Master Caution Panel approved by Transport Canada

The MCP02 Master Caution Panel system, which has been designed for the S-61/Sea King series of helicopters, has been awarded STC SH16-25 by Transport Canada. The plug & play replacement for the Grimes units offer reduced weight (5.8lbs vs 3.57lbs combined), high reliability, an integrated state recorder and LED technology with customizable legends. NVG lighting option is also available. AEM worked in collaboration with… Read more »

Source: AEM, 19-Jun-16

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Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Helinet takes two helicopters to American Heroes Air Show

Two helicopters from Helinet Aviation Services will participate in the American Heroes Air Show on Saturday, June 18, at Hansen Dam in the San Fernando Valley. The show is the nation’s premier, helicopter-only, admission-free aviation event designed to demonstrate to the public, media and community officials the vital and diverse roles of rotary aviation. American… Read more »

Source: Helinet, 19-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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Global S92 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hour landmark

Global S92 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hour landmark

The global fleet of Sikorsky S-92® helicopters recently surpassed one million flight hours, in an impressively short time of less than 12 years. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). “We are incredibly thankful to our customers, suppliers and employees for reaching this milestone, and we are tremendously proud of the S-92 helicopter’s industry-leading… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-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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Turkey signs $3.5 Billion deal for 109 Black Hawks

Turkey signs $3.5 Billion deal for 109 Black Hawks

Within the scope of the “TUHP-Turkish Utility Helicopter Program”, agreements were signed between the Undersecretariat for Defence Industries (SSM), Turkish Aerospace Industries Inc. (TAI) as prime contractor, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. as major subcontractor and three key Turkish aerospace contractors (Aselsan, TEI and Alp Aviation). With these agreements, the program has come into effect and the… Read more »

Source: TAI, 09-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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FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

FAA certifies Vector ADS-B solution for AS332, AW139 and S76

Vector Aerospace has announced that it has received FAA supplemental type certificate approval for a new ADS-B solution which is applicable for installation on the Airbus Helicopters AS332, Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW139 and Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters. The new ADB-S In/Out retrofit upgrade (FAA STC # SR02473AK) features an intuitive, panel-mounted touchscreen transponder which replaces the aircraft’s existing transponder. … Read more »

Source: Vector, 08-Jun-16

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Babcock adds two factory-new S92s to North Sea fleet

Babcock adds two factory-new S92s to North Sea fleet

Babcock MCS have imported two brand new Sikorky S92 helicopters in recent days, with the pair arriving airfreight in an Antonov An-124 to Prestwick Airport and then transported by road to the company base at Aberdeen.  They have been registered G-MCSA (serial 920273) and G-MCSB (serial 920281), the first use of a new series of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-16

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CHC transfers two S92s from Canada to North Sea

CHC transfers two S92s from Canada to North Sea

Embattled offshore operator CHC, in the midst of reducing their fleet by 90 helicopters over 60 days, is taking steps to ensure current contract commitments can be met following the grounding of EC225 and AS332L2 helicopters.  In common with other operators on the North Sea, CHC have brought in two Sikorsky S92s from Canada to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 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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Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow moves one S92 from Brazil to UK

Bristow Group has moved an offshore-equipped Sikorsky S92 from Brazil to the UK.  Owned in the name of their own Brilog Leasing division, the aircraft was previously operated in Brazil by Lider Taxi Aereo as PR-JBH from new in spring 2012. The helicopter is now registered G-CIYD and is serial 920159.  I was operated by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 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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Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky’s S-76 model. The Honeywell avionics protection plan offers commercial helicopters, business aviation… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-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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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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Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

Bristow brings S92 back from Nigeria for North Sea cover

As the grounding of the EC225 continues, the North Sea operators are looking around their fleets to see how they can cover the shortfall.  Bristow has identified a Sikorsky S92 in its Nigerian operation, and the aircraft is currently on its ferry flight north. The particular aircraft only departed Aberdeen on 23rd March and ferried… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-16

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Bristow launches S92 operations in Trinidad and Tobago

Bristow launches S92 operations in Trinidad and Tobago

Bristow Area Manager Paul Doxey joined government officials and representatives from BHP Billiton Trinidad and Tobago in a ceremony at Trinidad May 18, 2016, to mark the inaugural use of the Sikorsky S-92 aircraft in the country which will be used in support of BHP Billiton’s new deepwater drilling campaign. The ceremony was held at… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 20-May-16

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Sikorsky and AHS issue challenge with $50K prize

Sikorsky and AHS issue challenge with $50K prize

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, (NYSE: LMT) and the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International today announced the Sikorsky-AHS “Hover for a Day” Challenge, a new competition to demonstrate a game-changing level of efficiency in rotorcraft with a $50,000 prize at stake. Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development team within Sikorsky’s Engineering & Technology group, is working… Read more »

Source: AHS, 19-May-16

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US Army places $88M order for eight UH-60M

US Army places $88M order for eight UH-60M

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $88,117,272 modification (P00350) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for eight UH-60M aircraft.  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 $88,117,272 were obligated at the time of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-May-16

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Bristow starts S92 ops from Norwich

Bristow starts S92 ops from Norwich

Bristow Helicopters are today starting operations from Norwich using a Sikorsky S92.  This is the first time the S92 has been used by any operator out of Norwich, one of two key bases for the southern sector of the North Sea and supporting offshore rigs involved in gas production. The move has come around following… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-May-16

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First Sea Hawks delivered to Denmark this week

First Sea Hawks delivered to Denmark this week

Three MH-60R Seahawk helicopters departed Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s William P. Gwinn Airfield May 10, aboard two C-17 aircraft to join their new home with Air Squadron 723, Karup Air Base in Denmark. This is the first delivery to the Danish Defense, which is replacing their former fleet of British Lynx helicopters with the Seahawk. The… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 13-May-16

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CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

CHC to cut fleet by 90 by mid July

An official court-filed statement provides a lot more information about the situation at CHC.  It was filed by Michael B Cox, Global Head of Seabury’s Corporate Advisory Services.  Seabury was retained by CHC Group and each of the other debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) in early 2016 to provide strategic business advice with respect to restructuring… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

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