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25-Oct-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Golan Heights, Israel

Flew into an electric cable during a training flight; The Black Hawk was slightly damaged and no one on board was injured

25-Oct-10

Sikorsky begins test operations at Systems Integration Lab for CH-53K

Sikorsky begins test operations at Systems Integration Lab for CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft is set to begin testing of the key systems to be installed on the CH-53K helicopter, the new heavy lift aircraft being built for the U.S. Marine Corps, as a new Systems Integration Lab (SIL) was formally turned on recently to begin operations. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Oct-10

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PHi settles claims over Louisiana S76 crash

PHi settles claims over Louisiana S76 crash

Plaintiffs’ attorneys and a lawyer for PHI Inc. said Thursday that confidential terms of the settlements will be filed. see also Accident report on HeliHub.com

Source: Statesman, 22-Oct-10

Sikorsky to buy stake in Eclipse Aerospace

Sikorsky to buy stake in Eclipse Aerospace

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. announced today an agreement in principle for Sikorsky to make an investment in Eclipse Aerospace Inc. Located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Eclipse Aerospace provides engineering, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse 500 twin-engine jets. Sikorsky Aircraft, manufacturer of the BLACK HAWK helicopter and other iconic… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-10

Sikorsky to build two X2 Technologyâ„¢ prototypes and LTH contender, the S-97

Sikorsky to build two X2 Technologyâ„¢ prototypes and LTH contender, the S-97

Sikorsky Aircraft will design, build and fly two prototype light tactical helicopters as the follow-on advancement to the X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator aircraft that unofficially shattered the helicopter world speed record here in September with a flight speed of 250 knots (287 mph). The decision to continue development of the next-generation rotary wing technology will enable… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-10

Cougar and Sikorsky debate procedure in $27-million legal dispute

Cougar and Sikorsky debate procedure in $27-million legal dispute

Lawyers for Cougar Helicopters and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. were in court Monday to debate a procedural issue in Cougar’s $27-million lawsuit against the U.S. helicopter manufacturer.

Source: The Telegram, 20-Oct-10

UK’s Harrods Aviation to install S76 interiors in Europe for Sikorsky

UK’s Harrods Aviation to install S76 interiors in Europe for Sikorsky

NBAA Trade Show, Atlanta, Ga.,– Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today the signing of an agreement authorizing Harrods Aviation to install modification kits on Sikorsky S-76® helicopters in Europe. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “Sikorsky continues to increase its global presence, and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Oct-10

Sikorsky and Líder sign for one S-92

Sikorsky and Líder sign for one S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Líder Taxi Aéreo S.A. Air Brasil today announced the signing of a contract for one S-92® aircraft in a ceremony held at NBAA. This contract continues the 30-year relationship between the companies. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Líder will operate the aircraft in Brazil in support of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Oct-10

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Rockwell Collins awarded $6.3M contract for ADS-B integration on H-53s

Rockwell Collins awarded $6.3M contract for ADS-B integration on H-53s

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $6,313,475 order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00421-06-G-0006) for the integration of operational flight programs for the Communication, Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management (CNS/AQTM) Program and automatic dependent surveillance – broadcast (ADS-B) on the H-53 series aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 18-Oct-10

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Goodrich awarded $5.7M contract to fit HUMS in 19 MH-53s

Goodrich awarded $5.7M contract to fit HUMS in 19 MH-53s

Goodrich Corp., Sensors and Integrated Systems, Vergennes, Vt., is being awarded a $5,765,474 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0298) for the procurement of 19 MH-53 integrated mechanical diagnostic and health usage monitoring system units. Work will be performed in Vergennes, Vt., and is expected to be completed in September 2011. Contract funds will… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 17-Oct-10

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Sikorsky forcing Wings of Eagles Discovery Center to move

Sikorsky forcing Wings of Eagles Discovery Center to move

The Chemung County Industrial Development Agency on Thursday started the process to secure $2M in state grants to install a fire suppression system at the Wings of Eagles restoration hangar in Big Flats so Sikorsky can take over the former warplane museum’s buildings.

Source: Star Gazette, 17-Oct-10

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Raytheon awarded $115M for MH-60R low frequency sonar

Raytheon awarded $115M for MH-60R low frequency sonar

Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received two contracts totaling $115.7 million for the AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS), the primary undersea warfare sensor for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R multimission helicopter. The contracts were awarded by Naval Air Systems Command and Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Strategic Acquisition. ALFS provides critical undersea warfare mission support capabilities,… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 16-Oct-10

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Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60 test equipment

Lockheed Martin awarded $10M contract for MH-60 test equipment

Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $9,979,815 firm-fixed-price contract for specialized test equipment required to perform depot-level repairs to the MH-60 common cockpit avionics suite, including artisan training, two operator control panels, and one universal power supply tester. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 15-Oct-10

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Sikorsky awarded $17M contract modification for VH-3D/VH-60N rework project

Sikorsky awarded $17M contract modification for VH-3D/VH-60N rework project

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $17,668,830 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0004) to exercise an option for the fiscal 2011 VH-3D/VH-60N executive helicopter special progressive aircraft rework effort. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and is expected to be completed in September 2011. Contract funds in the… Read more »

15-Oct-10

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Sikorsky awarded $34M contract for three UH-60M for US Dept of State

Sikorsky awarded $34M contract for three UH-60M for US Dept of State

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Sept. 29 a $34,587,928 firm-fixed-price contract. This procurement is for the exercise of an option to purchase three UH-60M aircraft for the Department of State. Work is to be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. One sole-source bid was solicited… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 15-Oct-10

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Sikorsky awarded $37M contract for two UH-60M and one HH-60M for US Army

Sikorsky awarded $37M contract for two UH-60M and one HH-60M for US Army

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Sept. 29 a $37,822,935 firm-fixed-price contract. This procurement is for the exercise of an option to purchase two UH-60M aircraft and one HH-60M aircraft for the Army. Work is to be performed in Stratford, Conn., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2012. One sole-source bid… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 15-Oct-10

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Sikorsky Innovations completes testing of hub-mounted vibration system

Sikorsky Innovations completes testing of hub-mounted vibration system

STRATFORD, Conn.–Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, has completed rig testing of a Hub Mounted Vibration Suppression system (HMVS), designed to eliminate vibration and deliver a smoother helicopter ride. The effort is jointly funded by Sikorsky and the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Oct-10

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14-Oct-10 Sikorsky UH-60 Alfred, US-New York

The Blackhawk was conducting a routine training flight when one of the two engines experienced a mechanical problem.

14-Oct-10

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – October 2010 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Oct-10

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BAE Control Systems awarded $21.4M contract to overhaul 300 Black Hawk Digital Engine Control Units

BAE Control Systems awarded $21.4M contract to overhaul 300 Black Hawk Digital Engine Control Units

BAE Control Systems, Fort Wayne, Ind., was awarded on Sept. 27 a $21,490,793 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract is for Delivery Order 0001 for the overhaul of the UH-60 control unit, Superv, and input (DECU) is for the quantity of 300 each. The total dollar value of Delivery Order 0001 is $1,361,650. Work is to be… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 12-Oct-10

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Rockwell Collins awarded $11.6M delivery order for VH-60N cockpit upgrade program

Rockwell Collins awarded $11.6M delivery order for VH-60N cockpit upgrade program

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded an $11,655,079 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00421-06-G-0006) for services in support of the VH-60N presidential helicopter cockpit upgrade program. Services to be provided include incorporation of updated navigation performance area navigation software; terrain awareness warning system software; Mode 5 Level… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 12-Oct-10

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Milestone closes first helicopter lease – two S76s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Milestone closes first helicopter lease – two S76s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Milestone Aviation Group, the first global specialty finance company focused exclusively on the helicopter and private jet markets, today announced that it has closed its first transaction with Omni Taxi Aereo of Brazil. Milestone is providing 100% lease financing to Omni to allow the Brazilian operator to add two new Sikorsky 76C++ to their growing… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 07-Oct-10

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Atlantis Systems Eduplus expands training agreement with Sikorsky

Atlantis Systems Eduplus expands training agreement with Sikorsky

Atlantis Systems Corp. (nex:AIQ.H) announced today that its subsidiary – Atlantis Systems Eduplus (ASE) of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – has signed a contract agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) as part of the Maritime Helicopter Project. Atlantis Systems is a globally recognized training integrator in the military and commercial aviation markets. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is… Read more »

Source: Atlantis Systems, 07-Oct-10

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S-92® fleet reaches 250,000 flight hours at record pace

S-92® fleet reaches 250,000 flight hours at record pace

The S-92® fleet of medium-lift helicopters has surpassed 250,000 flight hours since the first aircraft entered service six years ago, establishing a record pace for a commercial fleet of Sikorsky helicopters. The first production S-92 entered service in September 2004. Transport companies flying work crews to offshore oil and gas platforms account for 90 percent… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Oct-10

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Sikorsky offers $Billions in benefits to win Turkish deal

Sikorsky offers $Billions in benefits to win Turkish deal

Aside from a manufacturing deal, Sikorsky also is proposing to buy $1.3 billion worth of Turkish-made helicopter parts, set up a regional Black Hawk support base there and invest in a future Turkish project to build a light utility helicopter.

Source: Defense News, 06-Oct-10

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AAR awarded $450M task order under new USTRANSCOM contract

AAR awarded $450M task order under new USTRANSCOM contract

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today that it has been awarded a task order to provide airlift services under the U.S. Transportation Command’s (USTRANSCOM) new long-term, multi-billion-dollar Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for rotary-wing airlift in Afghanistan. The task order has a one-year initial term with four one-year renewal options and is valued at approximately $450… Read more »

Source: AAR, 06-Oct-10

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Sikorsky and LockMart launch MH-60R microsite

Sikorsky and LockMart launch MH-60R microsite

Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin have launched a microsite specifically for the MH-60R helicopter. [For those unfamiliar with the techical terminology, a microsite is a self-contained page or group of pages meant to supplement a larger website, and with its own distinctive website address]. In this case the website can be found at www.mh-60.com. This is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Oct-10

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Prince William completes his first SAR shift

Prince William completes his first SAR shift

Flight Lieutenant William Wales completed his first Search and Rescue (SAR) shift this weekend as the co-pilot of the four-man crew of a RAF Sea King helicopter and performed his first rescue. The helicopter, call-sign ‘Rescue 122’, was from C Flight, 22 Squadron, which is based at RAF Valley on Anglesey, North Wales. The SAR… Read more »

Source: Ministry of Defence, 05-Oct-10

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Busy summer for Royal Navy SAR

Busy summer for Royal Navy SAR

The summer period not only drew many crowds to Cornwall, but brought about several interesting jobs for the Search and Rescue crews of 771 Naval Air Squadron, based at RNAS Culdrose. In August alone, a total of 34 rescues were conducted – the busiest month of the year. On call 24 hours a day, every… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 05-Oct-10

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200 job losses at Sikorsky

200 job losses at Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft said Friday that it eliminated about 1 percent of the company’s global workforce due to weakness in the market for commercial helicopters. That amounts to about 200 jobs.

Source: Hartford Courant, 02-Oct-10

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Canadian Helicopters win more Afghanistan support work

Canadian Helicopters win more Afghanistan support work

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund (TSX: CHL.UN) (the “Fund”), the largest helicopter transportation services company operating in Canada, is pleased to announce that it has been advised it has been awarded additional work in Afghanistan by the United States Transportation Command (“USTRANSCOM”). This new contract, similar to previous awards, entails the movement of supplies and passengers… Read more »

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 02-Oct-10

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Ornge terminates contract wtih Canadian Helicopters

Ornge terminates contract wtih Canadian Helicopters

Canadian Helicopters Income Fund (CHL.UN) (the “Fund”) announces today that it has been notified by Ornge that Ornge will not exercise its option to extend beyond the initial term ending March 31, 2012, the contract pursuant to which Canadian Helicopters Limited (“CHL”), a subsidiary of the Fund, provides services in support of Ornge’s transport medicine… Read more »

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 01-Oct-10

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Sweden seeks 15 UH-60M Black Hawks in $546M deal

Sweden seeks 15 UH-60M Black Hawks in $546M deal

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Sept. 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Sweden of 15 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $546 million. The Government of Sweden has requested a possible sale of 15 UH-60M BLACKHAWK Helicopters, 34 T700-GE-701D General Electric… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 01-Oct-10

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Spain requests six US surplus SH-60F Sea Hawks

Spain requests six US surplus SH-60F Sea Hawks

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Sept. 29 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to Spain for the refurbishment of (6) SH-60F Multi-Mission Utility Helicopters and associated parts, equipment and logistical support for a complete package worth approximately $155 million. The Government of Spain has requested a possible sale and the refurbishment of (6)… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 01-Oct-10

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Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

Cougar S92 safety report due October 25th

Officials with the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry said Thursday that commissioner Robert Wells expects to be finished his report in early October and will have it printed and delivered to the Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board by 25th of this month

Source: CBC, 01-Oct-10

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Texas Aerospace Services awarded $12M five-year contract to overhaul UH-60 servos and yaw trim

Texas Aerospace Services awarded $12M five-year contract to overhaul UH-60 servos and yaw trim

Texas Aerospace Services Ltd., LLP, Abilene, Texas, was awarded on Sept. 22 a $12,016,795 firm-fixed-price contract. This is a five-year maintenance and overhaul indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the overhaul of the UH-60 servo, yaw trim. Delivery Order 0001 will be awarded simultaneously with the basic for a total dollar value of $1,137,950. Work is to be… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 30-Sep-10

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Sikorsky awarded $118M contract modification for H-53 components logistical support

Sikorsky awarded $118M contract modification for H-53 components logistical support

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded an $118,944,070 firm-fixed-price requirements contract modification to previously awarded contract (N00383-06-D-003F) for logistics support for components of the H-53 helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and work is expected to be completed by September 2015. Contract funds will not expire before the end of… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 30-Sep-10

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Parvus receives follow-on contract for US Navy SeaHawk program

Parvus receives follow-on contract for US Navy SeaHawk program

Eurotech subsidiary Parvus Corporation announced a follow-on contract with Lockheed Martin Systems Integration – Owego to supply rugged VME Ethernet switch cards for the Navy’s MH-60 R and MH-60S SEAHAWK helicopters. For more than six years, Parvus has supplied rugged VME Ethernet switches in support of the Navy helicopter program. The latest follow-on contract for… Read more »

Source: Parvus, 29-Sep-10

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Telephonics to upgrade Sikorsky’s monopulse secondary surveillance radar

Telephonics to upgrade Sikorsky’s monopulse secondary surveillance radar

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation, announced today that its Electronics System Division received an order for a Sky Search-2000M® Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) from Sikorsky Aircraft. The MSSR will be installed at Sikorsky’s Stratford, CT airfield used to test and validate their vast array of rotary and fixed wing aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Telephonics, 28-Sep-10

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PremiAir Ryder Cup helicopter shuttles ‘Fully Booked’

PremiAir Ryder Cup helicopter shuttles ‘Fully Booked’

PremiAir, the UK’s leading executive helicopter charter company and the supplier of helicopter services to the 2010 Ryder Cup, is now fully booked on its charter fleet for helicopter transfers to and from golf’s most prestigious golfing tournament, which takes place next month. From October 1st to 3rd, the Ryder Cup returns to the UK… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 28-Sep-10

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President Karimov of Uzbekistan holds talks with Sikorsky

President Karimov of Uzbekistan holds talks with Sikorsky

President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov held negotiations with high-level representatives of General Motors, Sikorsky Aircraft and Honeywell companies in New York, US on Monday.

Source: Net News Publisher, 24-Sep-10

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US Navy pilots under scrutiny for dip into Lake Tahoe

US Navy pilots under scrutiny for dip into Lake Tahoe

Two Navy helicopters from North Island Naval Air Station were damaged, and their pilots are now grounded, after some bizarre flying over Lake Tahoe last week

Source: San Diego Union Tribune, 24-Sep-10

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2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

2005 Copterline S76 accident will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia

The fatal August 2005 helicopter accident in the Gulf of Finland will not lead to criminal prosecution in Estonia, the country’s General Prosecution Office announced on Tuesday.

Source: Helsingin Sanomat, 23-Sep-10

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RAF Sea King crew hailed for Cumbrian flood rescues at Shephard 2010 SAR Awards

RAF Sea King crew hailed for Cumbrian flood rescues at Shephard 2010 SAR Awards

A rescue helicopter crew from 22 Sqn ‘C’ Flight of the UK’s Royal Air Force have become the first winners of the new annual Shephard SAR award.

Source: Shephard, 23-Sep-10

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Lockheed Martin receives $10M to migrate MH-60s to the Joint Mission Planning System

Lockheed Martin receives $10M to migrate MH-60s to the Joint Mission Planning System

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] a $10 million contract to develop software that will enable MH-60R and MH-60S multi-mission helicopter aircrews the latest technology to pre-plan their missions for maximum success. The U.S. military’s Joint Mission Planning System (JMPS) was developed by the U.S. Navy and Air Force based on a commercial-off-the-shelf… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 22-Sep-10

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“Rescue 117” program features Irish Coast Guard SAR

“Rescue 117” program features Irish Coast Guard SAR

For the first time ever RTÉ cameras have been given exclusive access to the Irish Coast Guard’s helicopter Search and Rescue service. Filmed over six months, RTÉ cameras follow the rescue crews at Waterford helicopter base (RESCUE 117) as they battle to save lives in one of the most hostile environments in the world. Leading… Read more »

Source: RTÉ Television, 21-Sep-10

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11 more US State Dept S61s for Iraq and Afghanistan

11 more US State Dept S61s for Iraq and Afghanistan

SHELTON, Conn.– Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the U.S. State Department has ordered 11 additional upgraded S-61TM utility helicopters for use in Iraq and Afghanistan. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Earlier this year, the State Department entered into a five-year indefinite… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Sep-10

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21-Sep-10 93-26517 Sikorsky UH-60 Zabul Province, Afghanistan (9F)

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Sikorsky Frontlines – Q3 2010 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Sep-10

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Denmark decides on early 2011 date to sell six retired S61 Sea Kings

Denmark decides on early 2011 date to sell six retired S61 Sea Kings

Military Equipment Service (FMT) is responsible for sales of S-61’erne and they have just announced that all six helicopters will be sold at the beginning of 2011. The expected buyers are other countries’ defense or firms within the helicopter industry. Military Equipment Service is starting to make a stock inventory of helicopters and create an… Read more »

Source: Royal Danish Air Force, 18-Sep-10

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Thailand’s SFS Aviation chooses Worldwide Helicopter Solutions

Thailand’s SFS Aviation chooses Worldwide Helicopter Solutions

SFS Aviation Co. Ltd. has selected Worldwide Helicopter Solutions of Glendale, Arizona to provide on-site DDAFCS, EFIS, and WX avionics systems training at their base in Songkhla, Thailand. SFS Aviation operates a fleet of Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters equipped with Honeywell SPZ-7600 Dual Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, EDZ-756 Digital Electronic Flight Instrument Systems and Primus… Read more »

Source: Worldwide Helicopter Solutions, 18-Sep-10

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Denmark short lists five naval helicopters

Denmark short lists five naval helicopters

The five NATO-compatible contenders include the AgustaWestland AW101, AgustaWestland Lynx Wildcat, NH Industries NH90, Sikorsky H-92 and the U.S. Navy’s Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk.

Source: Defense News, 16-Sep-10

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Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for long-lead UH-60M parts

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for long-lead UH-60M parts

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $9,421,225 firm-fixed-price contract for long lead parts for the UH-60M aircraft with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2011.  Work is to be performed at Stratford, Conn.  One bid was solicited with one received.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., is the… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 16-Sep-10

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Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator reaches 250 knot milestone

Sikorsky X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator reaches 250 knot milestone

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator today successfully achieved a speed of 250 knots true air speed in level flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, accomplishing the program’s ultimate speed milestone. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The speed, reached during a 1.1-hour flight, is an unofficial speed record for a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Sep-10

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German operator Heliservice adds S76B to support offshore wind farms

German operator Heliservice adds S76B to support offshore wind farms

On the occasion of the Husum Wind Energy Fair, we would like to announce that the Heliservices International GmbH, has acquired a view to improving its service offering to supply the offshore wind farms, another helicopter, namely, a Sikorsky S76B,. With a transport capacity of 12 passengers and a maximum takeoff weight of 5307 kg… Read more »

16-Sep-10

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2010 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium just two weeks away

2010 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium just two weeks away

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services reminds operators, vendors and support organizations that the 2010 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium being hosted in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-UK ) from September 28th -30th is still accepting registrations for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 16-Sep-10

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Schweizer 434 certification tests to start in January 2011

Schweizer 434 certification tests to start in January 2011

Sikorsky is to start certification testing on the S-434 light single helicopter in January, thus postponing FAA certification to a targeted December 2011

Source: AIN, 13-Sep-10

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State of Victoria decides on third Skycrane instead of DC-10

State of Victoria decides on third Skycrane instead of DC-10

After spending Au$10.5 million on a 10-week trial of the DC-10, the Australians decided to take a different tack, apparently seeking a third Erickson helicopter.

Source: Mail Tribune, 13-Sep-10

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Sikorsky awarded $36M contract to convert three UH-60M to Mexican Navy spec

Sikorsky awarded $36M contract to convert three UH-60M to Mexican Navy spec

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded on Sept. 7 a $36,580,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement to convert three diverted UH-60M aircraft to the Mexico Navy configuration to include the integrated operator manuals, technical data packages, and the aircraft warranty.  Estimated completion time is Dec. 31, 2010, with work to be performed at Stratford,… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 13-Sep-10

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Hearing date set for Sikorsky in Cougar S92 lawsuit

Hearing date set for Sikorsky in Cougar S92 lawsuit

Lawyers for both companies appeared in Newfoundland and Labrador Supreme Court in St. John’s today to set the Nov. 22 hearing date.

Source: The Telegram, 13-Sep-10

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – September 2010 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Sep-10

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Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

Bristow announces further long-term contracts in UK and Malaysia

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured new contracts for work in the UK North Sea, Norway and Malaysia potentially worth in excess of $1.3 billion in revenue over the next ten years. William E. Chiles, President and Chief Executive… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 09-Sep-10

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Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

Agency defends review process of helicopter crash report

The federal agency charged with investigating the fatal crash of a helicopter ferrying workers to an oil rig off Newfoundland last year is defending its decision to exclude the victims’ families from the review process of the draft accident report.

Source: Vancouver Sun, 09-Sep-10

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Sikorsky helps Aero Vodochody reach profit again

Sikorsky helps Aero Vodochody reach profit again

AERO Vodochody a.s. reached a profit in the amount of CZK 279 million in 2009. Aero is thus reaching a profit this being since successful completion of restructuring in 2007, when the company was acquired by the Penta group. The revenues of Aero reached CZK 2.9 billion in 2009. The profit of Aero in 2009… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 08-Sep-10

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Four more US Army helicopters arrive in Pakistan

Four more US Army helicopters arrive in Pakistan

GHAZI AVIATION BASE, Pakistan, Sept. 7, 2010 – Four Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and more than 60 soldiers arrived here today as part of the expansion of U.S. military flood relief efforts in Pakistan. The arrival marks the beginning of a transition of the northern relief mission to the Army’s 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 08-Sep-10

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S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk debuts at MSPO Exhibition in Poland

S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk debuts at MSPO Exhibition in Poland

The S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopter, the international variant of the BLACK HAWK helicopter, is on public display for the first time. Built at PZL Mielec, Sikorsky Aircraft’s company in Poland, the aircraft will be on static display at the MSPO exhibition through Sept. 9. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Sep-10

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2010 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium achieves event sponsorship goal

2010 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium achieves event sponsorship goal

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector – www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services is pleased to announce the 2010 International Sea King Maintenance Symposium being hosted in Portsmouth, United Kingdom (Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-UK ) from September 28th-30th has filled all event sponsorship positions and delegate registrations… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Sep-10

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08-Sep-10 Sikorsky S92 Baffin Bay, Greenland

Date is approximate

08-Sep-10

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Raytheon awarded $14M contract for CH-53K dispenser pods

Raytheon awarded $14M contract for CH-53K dispenser pods

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $14,831,456 firm-fixed-price contract for the Phase II production of 188 AN/ALE-47 forward firing dual dispenser pods for rapid installation on CH-53D/E helicopters. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (88 percent), and Melbourne, Fla. (12 percent), and is expected to be completed in October… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Sep-10

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Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

Cougar S92 crash probe review unfair, says lawyer

The Transportation Safety Board probe into a deadly helicopter crash off Newfoundland is flawed and unfair, say lawyers for the victims of Cougar Flight 491.

06-Sep-10

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Billings Flying Service training S61 pilots for military contractor Presidential Airways

Billings Flying Service training S61 pilots for military contractor Presidential Airways

Attempting to quiet rumors of secret government flights over Billings, a local flight business says it’s using a large cargo helicopter to train pilots for a private company formerly owned by Blackwater.

Source: http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/article_bbcf748a-b70f-11df-b106-001cc4c03286.html, 04-Sep-10

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04-Sep-10 (Serial TBA) Sikorsky UH-60 Bogota, Colombia

04-Sep-10

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Sikorsky filed with near $27M lawsuit over Cougar S92 accident

Sikorsky filed with near $27M lawsuit over Cougar S92 accident

Lawsuit claims almost $27-million for damages and losses from the 2009 tragedy in the North Atlantic

Source: Globe and Mail, 02-Sep-10

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Air Comm delivers 1000th Black Hawk cabin heating system

Air Comm delivers 1000th Black Hawk cabin heating system

Air Comm Corp. next delivered its 1,000th BLACK HAWK helicopter cabin heating system to Sikorsky Aircraft in August. Weighing in at just 16.5 pounds, the BLACK HAWK heating systems are warming the cabins of helicopters flown by active U.S. Army and National Guard units worldwide. Members of the elite 101st Airborne, who had operated the… Read more »

Source: Air Comm, 01-Sep-10

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Cougar S92 crash draft report done

Cougar S92 crash draft report done

Canada’s Transportation Safety Board has completed a draft report on its investigation into the crash of Cougar Helicopter’s Flight 491 last year.

Source: CBC, 01-Sep-10

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