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ITT delivers first composite assembly for CH-53K

ITT delivers first composite assembly for CH-53K

ITT Corporation has delivered its first major structural subassemblies for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. This delivery culminates nearly three years of advanced design, development, testing and manufacturing to provide sponsons for the CH-53K helicopter. These assemblies represent a significant technology advancement by applying composite… Read more »

Source: ITT, 22-Nov-10

Sikorsky’s Carey is nominee for Canadore College Premier’s Award

Sikorsky’s Carey is nominee for Canadore College Premier’s Award

Canadore College is pleased to announce its four nominees for the 2010 Premier’s Awards for outstanding college graduates held in Toronto on November 22. Carey D. Bond (Stratford, CT) – President of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, chief marketing officer of Sikorsky Global Aircraft, and graduate of Canadore’s Aviation Technician – Aircraft Maintenance program and Helicopter Pilot… Read more »

Source: Canadore College, 21-Nov-10

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US Navy tests biofuel in MH-60S

US Navy tests biofuel in MH-60S

PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (NNS) — Moving closer to achieving the objective of decreasing its need for petroleum-based fuels, the Navy flew an MH60S Sea Hawk on a 50/50 biofuel blend Nov. 18 in Patuxent River, Md. The helicopter, from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md., tested a fuel… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 19-Nov-10

Union calls for quick action on helicopter safety report

Union calls for quick action on helicopter safety report

The union representing oil workers on the Hibernia and Terra Nova offshore oil platforms is calling for speedy adoption of all of recommendations in the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry report released yesterday. “We are especially pleased with the call for an independent safety regulator,” says Chuck Shewfelt, the Atlantic Regional Vice-President of the Communications, Energy… Read more »

Source: CEP-SCEP, 19-Nov-10

The Engineer magazine reviews Sikorsky’s electric Firefly

The Engineer magazine reviews Sikorsky’s electric Firefly

An eco-friendly all-electric helicopter could one day change the face of urban transportation, they suggest

Source: The Engineer, 19-Nov-10

Helicopter safety agency needed, Cougar S92 report says

Helicopter safety agency needed, Cougar S92 report says

Critics have accused the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board of a conflict of interest because it is tasked with developing offshore resources to the maximum extent while also protecting workers and the environment.

Source: Toronto Star, 19-Nov-10

C-NLOPB releases Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Report, Phase I

C-NLOPB releases Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry Report, Phase I

The Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB) received the Report of the Offshore Helicopter Safety Inquiry today and is releasing it to the public immediately. “On behalf of the Board, I thank Commissioner Robert Wells, commission counsel and the staff of the commission for their work during the course of Phase I of the… Read more »

Source: C-NLOPB, 18-Nov-10

Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 flying strong in China

Sikorsky S-76 and S-92 flying strong in China

ZHUHAI, China – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has delivered nine new S-76® and S-92® helicopters to China in 2010 – the most ever in a single year for China – through a steady stream of deliveries that include the delivery of two S-76C++â„¢ search and rescue (SAR) helicopters to the Ministry of Transport (MOT) China Rescue… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Nov-10

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Schweizer family sue Sikorsky over 2004 deal

Schweizer family sue Sikorsky over 2004 deal

Plaintiffs in the lawsuit include Stuart, Leslie and Paul H. Schweizer, who all served as president of the company on a rotating basis. Japanese company Kawada Industries that acquired a 25% stake in Schweizer in 1992, is also listed as a plaintiff. They are seeking at least $2.8 million

Source: Star Gazette, 17-Nov-10

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SH-60B Seahawk retired to Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor

SH-60B Seahawk retired to Pacific Aviation Museum at Pearl Harbor

Marine Corps Base Hawaii pilots CDR Brian Gebo and Lt. Brian Roberts brought a Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk helicopter in for its final landing at its new home at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, this morning, Tuesday, November 16, at 11am. “This fly-in was very exciting for us. It’s an acquisition for the Museum through a… Read more »

Source: Pacific Aviation Museum, 17-Nov-10

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Coast Guard won’t replace cables that brought down copter

Coast Guard won’t replace cables that brought down copter

Accident report on HeliHub.com of this 7th July 2010 accident is here

Source: Seattle Times, 16-Nov-10

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New UK government expected to confirm Soteria consortium for 25-year SAR contract

New UK government expected to confirm Soteria consortium for 25-year SAR contract

A recommendation to the Treasury proposes pressing ahead with the Soteria consortium, comprising Thales UK, Royal Bank of Scotland and CHC, a helicopter operator, which was chosen as preferred bidder in February. A decision is expected in the next fortnight.

Source: Financial Times, 16-Nov-10

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US GAO explains Mi-17 preference to Sikorsky

US GAO explains Mi-17 preference to Sikorsky

The Pentagon argued that Afghani pilots already know how to fly Mi-17s because of the lengthy Soviet occupation, and that training them on new helicopters would take years.

Source: CTnow, 16-Nov-10

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S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk makes historic first flight in Poland

S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk makes historic first flight in Poland

MIELEC, Poland – An S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopter has flown in Poland for the first time, marking an historic milestone for the helicopter line being produced by Sikorsky Aircraft’s company in Poland, PZL Mielec. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). PZL Mielec is the final assembly center for the S-70i helicopter,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Nov-10

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UK: Peel Holdings takes delivery of new corporate S76C++

UK: Peel Holdings takes delivery of new corporate S76C++

An unannounced new Sikorsky S76C++ was registered four weeks ago in the UK as G-PACO and has been operating from City Airport in Manchester, also known as Barton. The registered owner of this helicopter with the UK CAA is Cardinal Helicopter Services (IOM) Ltd, with a private address given in the Isle of Man –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Nov-10

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USAREUR releases report on deadly February Black Hawk crash

USAREUR releases report on deadly February Black Hawk crash

WIESBADEN, Germany — Investigators were unable to determine the cause of the Feb. 3 Army helicopter crash that killed three U.S. soldiers near Mannheim, Germany, but revealed several miscues made by the unit and the flight crew before takeoff. The purpose of the ill-fated UH-60 flight, dubbed Duke 27, was to conduct pilot proficiency training,… Read more »

Source: US Army Europe, 16-Nov-10

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – November 2010 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Nov-10

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US GAO denies Sikorsky protest over Afghan Mi-17s

US GAO denies Sikorsky protest over Afghan Mi-17s

The US Government Accountability Office has denied a protest by Sikorsky that the US Navy unfairly excluded it from competing for a multi-billion dollar helicopter contract

11-Nov-10

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Sikorsky signs 12-year lease for Wings of Eagles facility

Sikorsky signs 12-year lease for Wings of Eagles facility

Sikorsky’s future in the Southern Tier was extended by at least 12 years Wednesday when they signed a lease and committed $10 million to occupy and renovate the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in Big Flats

Source: Star Gazette, 11-Nov-10

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Tata unveils first S92 cabin

Tata unveils first S92 cabin

Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. (TASL) Sunday unveiled the first Sikorsky-92 helicopter cabin manufactured at its facility at the aerospace and precision engineering Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on the outskirts of Hyderabad. TASL is scheduled to deliver the first cabin later this month to US-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, one of the world’s largest helicopter manufacturers and… Read more »

Source: Tata Advanced Systems, 08-Nov-10

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National Museum of the US Air Force to add Vietnam era HH-3

National Museum of the US Air Force to add Vietnam era HH-3

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is currently performing a detailed restoration of a historic Sikorsky HH-3 “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopter. The HH-3 has been in museum storage with the Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group located at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., and was recently transported to the museum’s restoration facility… Read more »

Source: National Museum of the USAF, 05-Nov-10

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UAE Air Force confirms $300M Black Hawk deal

UAE Air Force confirms $300M Black Hawk deal

The fourth edition of the Dubai Helishow, inaugurated by Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Art, continued to attract the region’s leading stakeholders in civil, medical, military, and search and rescue sector with day one seeing the confirmation of a deal between the UAE Airforce and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation…. Read more »

Source: Dubai Helishow, 04-Nov-10

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CPI Aero awarded Supplier Gold Status from Sikorsky

CPI Aero awarded Supplier Gold Status from Sikorsky

EDGEWOOD, N.Y., Nov 01, 2010 — CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero(R)”) (CVU 11.38, +0.26, +2.34%) announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (UTX 74.64, -0.13, -0.17%) , has awarded CPI Aero its Supplier Gold status. UTC’s Supplier Gold program recognizes superior performance in quality, delivery, lean manufacturing and customer satisfaction…. Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 01-Nov-10

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Sikorsky plans new facility for CH-53K transmission testing

Sikorsky plans new facility for CH-53K transmission testing

The planned 12,000 square-foot building is one-story with a mezzanine for storage The structure would not expand the footprint of Sikorsky’s Stratford campus.

Source: CT Post, 01-Nov-10

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Tata readies first Indian-made S92 cabin, with two more due this year

Tata readies first Indian-made S92 cabin, with two more due this year

The first helicopter cabin manufactured by Tata Advanced Systems in the aerospace SEZ in Ranga Reddy district will be delivered next week.

Source: Times of India, 01-Nov-10

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US Air Force finalises order for up to 93 UH-60M Black Hawks

US Air Force finalises order for up to 93 UH-60M Black Hawks

The U.S. Air Force is close to finalizing a sole-source deal to buy up to 93 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters from the U.S. Army, according to defense industry sources.

Source: Army Times, 01-Nov-10

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Canadian military response to Auditor General’s comments

Canadian military response to Auditor General’s comments

On October 26, 2010, the Auditor General of Canada, Sheila Fraser, tabled her Fall Report in the House of Commons. Chapter 6 of the Auditor General’s Report, “Acquisition of Military Helicopters,” examines the acquisition of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter to replace the CH-124 Sea King and the acquisition of the CH-147 Chinook for a… Read more »

Source: Dept of National Defence, 29-Oct-10

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Helijet awarded 8 year air ambulance contract

Helijet awarded 8 year air ambulance contract

Richmond-based Helijet International (TSX: HJI) has secured an eight year contract with the BC Ambulance Service to provide three helicopters, flight and maintenance personnel for rotary air ambulance services based in Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The contract, valued at $94.7 million, also includes a four year extension option. The contract commences on April 1, 2011…. Read more »

Source: Helijet, 28-Oct-10

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Delivery of 75th MH-60R heralds program affordability

Delivery of 75th MH-60R heralds program affordability

The U.S. Navy has already taken delivery of the 76th MH-60R Seahawk multi-mission helicopter. But it is the benchmark 75th delivery, celebrated on October 13, that marked more than just a new Seahawk for the fleet. It represented a renewed focus on streamlined production and affordability. “Over the last year, MS2 has devoted its resources… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Oct-10

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Cougar drops Sikorsky subsidiary from Can$27M lawsuit

Cougar drops Sikorsky subsidiary from Can$27M lawsuit

Cougar launched the lawsuit in June against both Sikorsky and its subsidiary Helicopter Services Inc. (HSI), but has recently served notice it was discontinuing the civil action against HSI.

Source: The Telegram, 28-Oct-10

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US Dept of State orders two upgraded S-61s for Air Transport in Afghanistan

US Dept of State orders two upgraded S-61s for Air Transport in Afghanistan

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced an order for two upgraded S-61â„¢ utility helicopters for use in Afghanistan to support drug interdiction efforts. 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 delivery, indefinite quantity… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Oct-10

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Advanced Turbine Engine Company announces key leadership

Advanced Turbine Engine Company announces key leadership

The Advanced Turbine Engine Company LLC (ATEC), the new joint venture between Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and United Technologies Corporation’s (NYSE: UTX) Pratt & Whitney, has selected its senior leadership team, including its new president, Craig Madden. ATEC was created to develop a more efficient, more powerful engine for UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 26-Oct-10

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Canada’s Auditor General slams helicopter purchases

Canada’s Auditor General slams helicopter purchases

“After lengthy delays and significant cost increases, National Defence still has not completely estimated what it will cost to operate these helicopters,” Auditor General Sheila Fraser said.

Source: CBC, 26-Oct-10

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Lands End Airport breaks off talks with British International

Lands End Airport breaks off talks with British International

The firm which owns Land’s End termintes talks with British International Helicopters (BIH) over plans to move services to the Scilly Isles to its airport. Photo shows current base – Penzance HP

Source: This is the West Country, 26-Oct-10

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Bristow renews North Sea contract with IAC for 5-10 years

Bristow renews North Sea contract with IAC for 5-10 years

Bristow Helicopters Ltd has secured a £multi-million five year deal with the Integrated Aviation Consortium (IAC) in the UK North Sea. The IAC comprises six major oil companies: BP, CNR International, Fairfield Energy, Petrofac, Shell and TAQA. The contract was renewed for a five year term with the option to extend for an additional five… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 26-Oct-10

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First S-70i Black Hawk completes test flight program

First S-70i Black Hawk completes test flight program

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – The first S-70iTM BLACK HAWK helicopter has successfully completed production flight testing and will begin development and flight testing of options that will be made available to international customers. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The aircraft has flown more than 50 hours in its production… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Oct-10

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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