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RAF donates Sea King to Falklands museum

RAF donates Sea King to Falklands museum

The Royal Air Force has donated a Sea King (Sikorsky S61 built in UK under licence) to the Falkland Islands Museum and National Trust.  The aircraft is serialled XZ593. RAF Commodore Darren Bone said: “For over a generation the Sea King has been a reassuring sight across the Falkland Islands. It has gone to the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-May-16

Rokstad Power hire Erickson for British Columbia heavy lift work

Rokstad Power hire Erickson for British Columbia heavy lift work

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been contracted by Rokstad Power Ltd. for heavy lift delivery services to Brucejack Mine in Stewart, British Columbia. “This project showcases the specialized utility of the Aircrane in a remote location at high elevations,” said Rob Lewis, Vice President Commercial Aviation Services. “Our pilots and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 10-May-16

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Bristow Caribbean wins S92 contract

Bristow Caribbean has announced that they have secured a new contract with BHP Billiton in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract begins thi smonth using Sikorsky S-92 aircraft. This will be the first time an S-92 has been operated in the Trinidad and Tobago oil and gas market and the first time that Bristow is using… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-16

Bristow ship three S92s out at end of Falkland contract

Bristow ship three S92s out at end of Falkland contract

Bristow Helicopters has completed a one year contract in the Falkland Islands with three Sikorsky S92s.  While the contract allowed for extensions beyond the first year, the continued depressed oil price has meant that these were not exercised – as predicted by HeliHub.com.  The company’s announcement of the contract win early in 2015 described it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-May-16

Triumph receives Supplier of the Year Award from Sikorsky

Triumph receives Supplier of the Year Award from Sikorsky

Triumph Gear Systems – Macomb, Inc., has received the 2015 Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of its exceptional performance and contributions to the Sikorsky division’s success throughout the year. Triumph Gear Systems-Macomb is a current Sikorsky Gold Supplier which recognizes them for their best-in-class performance in quality,… Read more »

Source: Triumph, 05-May-16

Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One to upgrade two VVIP Sikorsky S76B helicopters

Heli-One of Delta will refurbish two helicopters for the Sultan of Johor, Malaysia, under a new $8-million (US) contract, concluded during the recent three-day visit of His Majesty, Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Finance Minister Michael de Jong welcomed the agreement as a sign of the growing international reputation of B.C.’s aerospace industry and… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-May-16

Mobile Critical Care Unit to help with Nova Scotia LifeFlight helipad Issue

Mobile Critical Care Unit to help with Nova Scotia LifeFlight helipad Issue

A new Emergency Health Services (EHS) mobile critical care ground-transfer unit is now providing intensive care for EHS LifeFlight patients en route to Halifax hospitals. This unit was originally planned for launch later this year. It was moved up in response to a recent change in Transport Canada policy that prohibited the EHS LifeFlight helicopter… Read more »

Source: Nova Scotia Health, 03-May-16

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

Irish Coast Guard reaches landmark 10,000 flight hours on S92 fleet

The Irish Coast Guard has achieved the significant milestone of 10,000 Sikorsky S92 flight hours in its Irish Search-and-Rescue (SAR). The five new technology Sikorsky S92 aircraft have completed more than 3100 missions, operating from the bases in Sligo, Waterford, Shannon and Dublin. With the introduction of the S92, the service ushered in a stepped… Read more »

Source: Irish Coast Guard, 03-May-16

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Sikorsky conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter preliminary design review

Sikorsky conducts Combat Rescue Helicopter preliminary design review

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the Combat Rescue Helicopter Program (CRH) Air Vehicle Preliminary Design Review (PDR). This important review signals that the CRH program is proceeding with detailed design activities for the HH-60W Air Vehicle and Logistics system.  In addition, the team will continue toward the CRH Training Systems… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-May-16

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Sikorsky awarded $16M for US Navy H-53 and H-60 field support

Sikorsky awarded $16M for US Navy H-53 and H-60 field support

Sikorsky Support Services, Inc., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $16,232,698 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for engineering technical services and field services in support of the H-53 and H-60 aircraft, subsystems, and associated support equipment. Work will be performed in Miramar, California (22 percent); McGuire Air Force Base (22 percent); New River, North Carolina (22 percent); Mayport… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Apr-16

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CH-53K makes first external lift flight

CH-53K makes first external lift flight

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) today announced the CH-53K helicopter has achieved its first external lift flight by successfully carrying a 12,000 pound external load. “Achieving our first external lift signifies another milestone for the CH-53K program,” said Mike Torok, Sikorsky’s Vice President of CH-53K Programs. “Our flight envelope expansion efforts remain on track, and we continue… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Apr-16

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Estrella Warbirds Museum acquires H-19 and H-34 from Fox Field Museum

Estrella Warbirds Museum acquires H-19 and H-34 from Fox Field Museum

The Estrella Warbirds Museum recently acquired two Sikorsky helicopters from the Fox Field Museum which was closing. The H-19 and H-34 helicopters are currently being refurbished at the museum and will be on display to the public in June.  See full story

Source: Paso Robles Daily News, 26-Apr-16

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Heli-One to upgrade Malaysian S-61 fleet

Heli-One to upgrade Malaysian S-61 fleet

AIROD has signed a contract with Heli-One for the glass cockpit upgrade of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Sikorsky S-61 helicopters. This collaboration between AIROD and Heli-One will provide a customised solution through developing a new design to leverage the latest technology that will add new capabilities to these helicopters and greatly enhance their… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 22-Apr-16

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Sikorsky awarded $25M for long lead items for CH-53K early production

Sikorsky awarded $25M for long lead items for CH-53K early production

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $25,000,000 advance acquisition contract for the long lead items in support of low-rate initial production Lot 1 of two CH-53K aircraft.  Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, and is expected to be completed in October 2021.  Fiscal 2016 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-16

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Silk Way Helicopter Services starts S92 offshore long-line operations

Silk Way Helicopter Services starts S92 offshore long-line operations

Commercial helicopter company “Silk Way Helicopter Services” LLC (SWHS LLC) received a status of the official service provider for external cargo sling on offshore and onshore oil and gas platforms according to Oil & Gas Producers Standard (OGP). The main direction of these services is focused on flare tip change outs on oil and gas… Read more »

Source: SWHS, 20-Apr-16

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Rotorcraft Support adds S-76 Service Center approval

Rotorcraft Support adds S-76 Service Center approval

Rotorcraft Support, Inc. (RSI) continues to add to its lengthy list of OEM Authorized Service Centers with the addition of the Sikorsky S-76 series of helicopters.   “We have been maintaining the S-76 for years, adding the service center rounds out our service and support capabilities for the S-76 customers” comments Phillip G. DiFiore, President and… Read more »

Source: Rotorcraft Support, 20-Apr-16

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Sazma Aviation adds SkyTrac flight data monitoring to S-76

Sazma Aviation adds SkyTrac flight data monitoring to S-76

Sazma Aviation receives a complete HFDM package including an online reporting interface (powered by Flight Data Services), a custom event matrix, real-time air-to-ground exceedance notification services, and ISAT-200A data acquisition hardware with STC management. “Offshore Oil & Gas operators work in some of the industry’s most challenging conditions and are under strict contractual requirements to… Read more »

Source: Skytrac, 14-Apr-16

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Sikorsky awarded $55M more for seven FMS UH-60M helicopters

Sikorsky awarded $55M more for seven FMS UH-60M helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $54,991,000 modification (P00245) to foreign military sales contract (Mexico) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for seven uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters.  Work will be performed in West Palm Beach, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2019.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $54,991,000 were… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 13-Apr-16

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Royal Navy SAR Sea Kings leave Culdrose for the last time

Royal Navy SAR Sea Kings leave Culdrose for the last time

On Monday 11th April, Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose waved goodbye to its iconic Search and Rescue Sea King helicopters for the last time. During the late morning, the final three aircraft flew from the Helston base to HMS Sultan. The much-loved red and grey aircraft have flown from RNAS Culdrose since 1988. Brave aviators… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 13-Apr-16

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Sikorsky awarded $11M for one more UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $11M for one more UH-60M

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $11,062,320 modification (P00342) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for one UH-60M helicopter.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of July 31, 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, 11-Apr-16

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Wyoming Army aviation is growing

Wyoming Army aviation is growing

Wyoming Army aviation, which is highly utilized across the state, nation and abroad, is growing. The Wyoming Army National Guard is standing up a second helicopter unit. A command aviation company will reside alongside the C Company, 5th Battalion 159th Aviation Regiment medical evacuation unit at the Army Aviation Support Facility and will execute missions… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Apr-16

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Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) today announced that it has received the 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from the American Helicopter Society International (“AHS International”) in recognition of the quality, innovation and cost-effective technology of its products. The AHA International Supplier Excellence Award is given to companies that make a notable contribution to improving the state… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 08-Apr-16

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Bristow starts flying S92 and EC225 for Petrofac under new flight-share agreement

Bristow starts flying S92 and EC225 for Petrofac under new flight-share agreement

Bristow Helicopters Limited, the market leading helicopter logistics company, has commenced flights for Petrofac in the Central North Sea. The contract, which sees Bristow flying Petrofac passengers to the Central North Sea for the first time, commenced in March and will continue for three years, with two additional one year options. Alan Corbett, Managing Director… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 06-Apr-16

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United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

United Aero Group donates S76 to Connecticut Air & Space Center

Local company United Aero Group have donated a Sikorsky S-76A to the Connecticut Air & Space Center, a restoration museum that currently occupies buildings 6 and 53 at the former Stratford Army Engine Plant complex. The company acquired the early ‘A” model aircraft and a sister ship from a Lider Air Taxi in Brazil and… Read more »

Source: United Aero Group, 06-Apr-16

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Protective Packaging Corp helps Bristow inhibit North Sea S92

Protective Packaging Corp helps Bristow inhibit North Sea S92

The downturn in the energy industry has idled millions of dollars of oil and gas equipment worldwide, including the nearly a fifth of the helicopters used to ferry workers and equipment to offshore rigs, according to The Wall Street Journal.  [Other sources give nearer to one third.  Ed] Dallas-based Protective Packaging Corporation recently helped a… Read more »

Source: PPC, 04-Apr-16

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Initial intake graduates Bond S92 engineering course

Initial intake graduates Bond S92 engineering course

The first class of graduates from Bond’s new Aberdeen-based training programme for helicopter engineers has graduated with flying colours. Bond, a Babcock International Group company,  established its first CAA approved training scheme for licensed helicopter engineers in December and the first class of five students has now graduated. Each is now qualified to sign off… Read more »

Source: Bond, 29-Mar-16

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Canadian Commercial Corp awarded $9M contract for HH-60G repairs

Canadian Commercial Corp awarded $9M contract for HH-60G repairs

Canadian Commercial Corp., Saint-Laurent, Quebec Province, Canada, has been awarded an $8,984,736 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for depot-level repair of the control indicators for the HH-60G aircraft. Contractor will provide repair work determined by the initial functional checkout, and the disassembly/assembly required returning the item to a serviceable end item that shall efficiently serve its intended… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Mar-16

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Polish factory completes 300th Black Hawk cabin

Polish factory completes 300th Black Hawk cabin

Employees at PZL Mielec, together with representatives from Polish suppliers, today celebrated the completion and shipment of the 300th BLACK HAWK helicopter cabin built in Poland. The cabin, a complex structure the size of a cargo van, is made from around 3,000 separate components. Completed cabins are joined to the S-70i™ BLACK HAWK aircraft produced… Read more »

Source: PZL Mielec, 27-Mar-16

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German CH-53 upgrades to include FMS and Multi-Function Displays from CMC

German CH-53 upgrades to include FMS and Multi-Function Displays from CMC

Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and MFD-3068 Multi-Function Display have been selected by Airbus Helicopters and the German Armed Forces for the upgrade of their CH-53GS/GE Sea Stallion helicopters. The CMA-9000 FMS and MFD-3068 will enhance the existing CH-53 capabilities by providing a flexible, modernized cockpit with improved civil navigation (IFR) features… Read more »

Source: CMC Electronics, 24-Mar-16

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EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

EDA completes Cold Blade 2016 Multinational Helicopter Exercise

Exercise COLD BLADE 2016, hosted by the Finnish Defence Forces, was formally completed Wednesday evening March 16th 2016 by the Chief of Finnish Army Aviation, LtCol Jaro Kesänen. At exercise closure, a total of 290 hours had been flown on 156 missions with 3 participating Member States (Finland and Germany, as well as Sweden which sent… Read more »

Source: EDA, 24-Mar-16

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Heli-One develops S-92 Air Inlet repair capability

Heli-One develops S-92 Air Inlet repair capability

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today it has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet. The air inlet was identified as a top contributor to aircraft on ground (AOG) events for the S-92 aircraft.  The component was found to have inconsistent failure times,… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 23-Mar-16

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Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft Modernization Efforts Back on Track, Officials Tell US Congress

Rotorcraft modernization, severely affected by budget cuts, is just now getting back on track, Army and Air Force officials told a House panel yesterday. Army Lt. Gen. Michael E. Williamson, the military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on tactical air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Mar-16

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New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Zealand – NEST becomes the Northland Rescue Helicopter

Peter Turnbull, the Northland Rescue Helicopter’s chief pilot and chief executive, says the new name is about establishing cohesive branding for the helicopters and the trust.  See full story

Source: Scoop, 16-Mar-16

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Sikorsky awarded $42M advance funding for 21 Army UH-60M and 15 HH-60M aircraft

Sikorsky awarded $42M advance funding for 21 Army UH-60M and 15 HH-60M aircraft

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $42,281,000 modification (P00331) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to add fiscal 2017 advance procurement funding to the Blackhawk multi-year contract for the planned procurement of 21 Army UH-60M and 15 HH-60M aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2018.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS awarded $11M for UH-60 FMS support work

CAS, Huntsville, Alabama, was awarded an $11,821,010 modification (003887) to foreign military sales contract W31P4Q-05-A-0024 (Egypt, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Colombia, Jordan, Brazil, Tunisia, Sweden, Slovakia) for labor hours and travel supporting the Utility Helicopter Project Office.  Work will be performed in Huntsville, Alabama, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2016.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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Second CH-53K joins flight test program

Second CH-53K joins flight test program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the second CH-53K helicopter has joined the flight test program and achieved first flight. In addition the first aircraft into the test program has achieved flight envelope expansion to 120 knots for the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter program. “Adding a second aircraft… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Mar-16

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FAA approves FlightSafety Singapore S-76 simulator to Level-D

FAA approves FlightSafety Singapore S-76 simulator to Level-D

FlightSafety International announces that its simulator for the Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ located in Singapore has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration. The facility has also been approved to provide FAA PART 142 training under FlightSafety’s single certificate. “We are pleased to announce that training for the Sikorsky S-76C+… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 15-Mar-16

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Sikorsky awarded $7.9M contract modification for VH-92A Presidential program

Sikorsky awarded $7.9M contract modification for VH-92A Presidential program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $7,912,270 for modification P00022 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target contract (N00019-14-C-0050) for integration of formation lighting into the VH-92A Integrated Air Vehicle in support of the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program.  Efforts will include the design, development, qualification/certification, documentation, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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L-3 Communications awarded $28M orders for MH-60R and Fire Scout datalink systems

L-3 Communications awarded $28M orders for MH-60R and Fire Scout datalink systems

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems–West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded $11,402,168 for modification PO0023 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option to procure eight AN/SRQ-4 Common Data Link Hawklink systems in support of the MH-60R and Fire Scout programs. Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah (60 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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Sikorsky awarded $387M order for 35 UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $387M order for 35 UH-60M

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $387,181,200 modification (P00333) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise the option for 35 UH-60M helicopters.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $387,181,200 were obligated at the time of the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Mar-16

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Bristow shares Fair Culture knowledge with Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Bristow shares Fair Culture knowledge with Maritime and Coastguard Agency

As part of its efforts to introduce Just Culture to its organization, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) invited Bristow’s Europe Caspian Region Head of Safety Steve Harriss to address their project board. The MCA is working towards formally signing up to a Just and Fair Culture program – focusing first on its post-mission review… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 09-Mar-16

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Lockheed Martin warns of Sikorsky under-performance

Lockheed Martin warns of Sikorsky under-performance

The following is an extract from a recent 10-K filing with the Stock Exchange Commission:-  [can also be seen on Lockheed Martin website here].  It covers impacts in both civil markets – due to oil prices etc – and military markets, where the US DoD has expressed concerns regarding greater consolidation The acquired Sikorsky business… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-16

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BHI2 and United Rotorcraft extend UH-60 collaboration

BHI2 and United Rotorcraft extend UH-60 collaboration

BHI2 Helicopters has announced that a mock-up of United Rotorcraft’s new overlay floor system has been installed in one of their BHI H-60 “C-Hawks”.  It will be available to view at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli Expo in Louisville Kentucky March 2nd through the 3rd in Static Area 1-3.   This announcement comes after months of close partnership… Read more »

Source: BHI2, 09-Mar-16

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Pratt & Whitney Canada extends TBO on PW210 turboshaft

Pratt & Whitney Canada extends TBO on PW210 turboshaft

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) today announced that it has extended the basic time between overhaul (TBO) for its PW210 turboshaft engines from 3,500 to 4,000 hours. This will increase time-on-wing and reduce maintenance costs by over 10 percent for operators. The extension applies to all PW210 engines currently in service and those to be… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 06-Mar-16

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Sikorsky launches S76C+ to C++ upgrade program

Sikorsky launches S76C+ to C++ upgrade program

Sikorsky today introduced a program that will enable operators to upgrade their S-76C+™ aircraft to the S-76C++™ configuration. The announcement was made at the 2016 Helicopter International Association Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The upgrade increases performance capabilities by expanding the aircraft’s mission envelope to S-76C++ profiles, including greater take-off and cruising… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-16

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Los Angeles County Fire Dept Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award

Los Angeles County Fire Dept Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award

Sikorsky recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department today with Sikorsky Rescue Awards for five crew members involved with lifesaving efforts.  Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the awards to Battalion Chief Joel Harrison in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). In a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-16

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Sikorsky Recognizes Bristow for S-92 Rescue Accomplishments

Sikorsky Recognizes Bristow for S-92 Rescue Accomplishments

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters today for its critical role in safely evacuating hundreds of workers with S-92® helicopters from six oil platforms in the North Sea on Dec. 31, 2015. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the recognition to Bristow President and CEO Jonathan Baliff in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-16

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Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca to offer S-76C+ engine upgrade program

Turbomeca (Safran) will introduce an engine retrofit program to enable Arriel 2S1powered S-76C+ operators to upgrade to the Arriel 2S2 S-76C++ model. This engine upgrade will be conducted alongside an airframe retrofit program provided by Sikorsky Aircraft, a Lockheed Martin company. Upgrading to S-76C++ configuration with Arriel 2S2 engines will deliver improved mission capabilities including… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 03-Mar-16

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BHI² (BHI Squared) Helicopters Delivers 4th Type-Certificated UH-60A Commercial Hawk

BHI² (BHI Squared) Helicopters Delivers 4th Type-Certificated UH-60A Commercial Hawk

BHI² (BHI Squared) Helicopters has announced completion and delivery of its fourth Type-Certificated, Sikorsky UH-60A ‘Commercial Hawk’ or ‘C-Hawk’ helicopter, available for firefighting and special operations. This fourth commercially-approved ‘C-Hawk’ is being displayed during the 2016 Heli-Expo in Louisville, Ky. March 1-3, at Booth 12636 and Static Area space 1-3, coinciding with release of the… Read more »

Source: BHI² Helicopters, 03-Mar-16

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LifePort S-92 Flooring Durability Improvement

LifePort S-92 Flooring Durability Improvement

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has designed and delivered a sea floor that seals an entire S-92® cabin being utilized for search and rescue (SAR) missions. The unique floor layout allows for the installation of seats, a LifePort Stacking Litter System (SLS) and an internal auxiliary fuel tank. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT). LifeGard… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-16

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Sikorsky Launches Customer Care Center

Sikorsky Launches Customer Care Center

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) today unveiled several initiatives to provide new and enhanced services supporting the company’s customers. The announcements were made at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. “Sikorsky is focused on enhancing customer support and achieving excellence in customer satisfaction,” said Joe Triompo, vice president, Sikorsky Customer Support. “We are… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Mar-16

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Donaldson gets STC for S-61 inlet barrier filters

Donaldson gets STC for S-61 inlet barrier filters

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a subsidiary of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced today that its Universal Filter Module (UFM) has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation and use on Sikorsky Aircraft S-61 and H-3 helicopters. The FAA issued the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter System (IBF)… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 02-Mar-16

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Era becomes first operator of S-92 with Gross Weight Expansion

Era becomes first operator of S-92 with Gross Weight Expansion

Sikorsky recognized Era Group Inc. today as the first operator to enter revenue service with a new production Sikorsky S-92® helicopter with Gross Weight Expansion (GWE). The event was conducted at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show at Sikorsky’s booth where Era’s S-92 helicopter is on display. Sikorsky Aircraft is a Lockheed Martin company… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Mar-16

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Erickson Elevates Legacy Aircraft Maintenance Services Program

Erickson Elevates Legacy Aircraft Maintenance Services Program

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has increased its support of legacy aircraft with several key project updates. “We have more than 200 mechanics and engineers on our team at Erickson,” said Kerry Jarandson, Erickson’s Vice President of MRO and Manufacturing. “They have taken our existing offering of services for legacy aircraft, and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 02-Mar-16

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Thai Aviation Services orders five S-76D and two S-92

Thai Aviation Services orders five S-76D and two S-92

Thai Aviation Services has informed Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), of the decision to renew its existing fleet of commercial helicopters with five S-76D™ medium lift and two S-92® heavy lift aircraft. Selection of an all-new Sikorsky aircraft fleet will enable the Bangkok-based operator to continue its track record of providing safe, reliable… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Mar-16

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VIH Aerospace delivers 22 S-92 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow

VIH Aerospace delivers 22 S-92 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has reached a delivery milestone of 22 auxiliary fuel tank systems to Bristow Group (Bristow). VIHA is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2016 — Booth # 1209…. Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Heli-One Awarded EO/IR Contract in Korea

Heli-One Awarded EO/IR Contract in Korea

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) company, has been awarded a contract by the Korean Defence Acquisition Program (DAPA) to complete the Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) camera installation on the President of the Republic of Korea’s VH-92 aircraft. The VH-92 is the VIP transport variant of the Sikorsky S-92. “We are honoured… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 29-Feb-16

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VIH Aerospace to offer S-92 Three Tank Aux Fuel System

VIH Aerospace to offer S-92 Three Tank Aux Fuel System

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing and developing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter announces that research and development plans are underway for VIHA to introduce a three tank system to further increase operational range by introduction… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 29-Feb-16

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Sikorsky names 6th Winner and Launches 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky names 6th Winner and Launches 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky Innovations today announced the winner of the 6th Entrepreneurial Challenge and the launch of the 7th competition. The  Entrepreneurial Challenge, driven by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market. The organization… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Feb-16

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Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company and renowned provider of military-grade fuel systems, is working with Firehawk Helicopters to test and certify a Conformal Auxiliary Fuel System (CAFS) for installation on commercial Sikorsky S-70 helicopters.  Firehawk is currently flight testing the aircraft, and certification is expected by the end of 2016. A BHI Squared… Read more »

Source: Robertson, 29-Feb-16

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Sikorsky releases S-76D and S-92 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Sikorsky releases S-76D and S-92 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Sikorsky announced today that it has released Flight Crew Operating Manuals (FCOM) for the S-92 and S-76D helicopters for oil and gas transportation missions to HeliOffshore for peer review. The manuals help pilots understand the intent of system operations by the Original Equipment Manufacturer and are part of an effort led by the HeliOffshore industry… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Feb-16

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Super Stallion is worn out, says report

Super Stallion is worn out, says report

The internal military report leads with a warning, typed in bold: If called to war tonight, the Marine Corps could only meet operational demands by deploying nearly every heavy-lift transport helicopter remaining in its inventory. See Full Story

Source: Pilot Online, 26-Feb-16

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Canadian H92 makes first landing on warship at sea

Canadian H92 makes first landing on warship at sea

Bravo Zulu to the first Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircrew to successfully land a CH-148 Cyclone [that’s the local designation of the H92 military variant of the S92] helicopter on a Canadian warship at sea, as well as to the ship’s crew of Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Halifax, involved with Cyclone testing and… Read more »

Source: RCAF, 25-Feb-16

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Axalta partners with SureFlight to refinish S76C for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Axalta partners with SureFlight to refinish S76C for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, partnered with SureFlight premiere aviation completion specialists to refinish two colorful, child-friendly pediatric critical care transport helicopters for Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, part of Miami Children’s Health System. Axalta and SureFlight spent over 1,000 man hours refinishing the aircraft using Axalta’s Corlar 13550 S,… Read more »

Source: Axalta, 25-Feb-16

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Sikorsky explores Saudi production line with Taqnia Aeronautics

Sikorsky explores Saudi production line with Taqnia Aeronautics

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today signed an agreement with Taqnia Aeronautics to jointly explore helicopter production opportunities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The new agreement outlines the investment, technology and skills needed to establish production jobs for Saudi citizens, and could lead to direct involvement in the assembly of Sikorsky S-70… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-16

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DAC International to display Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky app at Heli-Expo

DAC International to display Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky app at Heli-Expo

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it will be displaying Sikorsky’s iFly Sikorsky™ iOS app in Booth #509 at the upcoming Heli-Expo, March 1-3, 2016, in Louisville, Kentucky. DAC International’s GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter 429 data bus to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Known… Read more »

Source: Greenwich, 25-Feb-16

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Heli-Expo 2016 Preview

Heli-Expo 2016 Preview

Heli-Expo is almost upon us, and it is a good time to both reflect on the year since the last event and look ahead to the future – hoping that we can see an improvement to give us a warm feeling inside. We look for new models being revealed, contracts being announced, the camaraderie of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-16

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Erickson makes series of new appointments

Erickson makes series of new appointments

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, continues to expand its expertise and talent with the appointment of leadership and sales personnel across its enterprise. The new appointments include: Rob Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Business Unit; Andy Mills, Vice President of Global Business Development; Gary Starr, Vice… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 23-Feb-16

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Nigerian CAA orders S76C inspections

Nigerian CAA orders S76C inspections

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has ordered all airlines operating the Sikorsky S76C series to carry out safety inspections on the helicopter  type with immediate effect. See Full Story

Source: Leadership, 23-Feb-16

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Two Connecticut Senators urge Germany to buy CH-53K

Two Connecticut Senators urge Germany to buy CH-53K

Today, ahead of Germany’s planned procurement of up to 70 heavy-lift helicopters, U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) sent a letter to German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen urging the country to replace their existing fleet with the new, Sikorsky-made CH-53K King Stallion aircraft. Murphy and Blumenthal emphasized that… Read more »

Source: Chris Murphy, 22-Feb-16

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Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

Sikorsky announces new Customer Support Center in Korea

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has appointed UI Helicopter Co., Ltd to become a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center in the Republic of Korea. Based in Yesan, 100 km south of Seoul, the CSC will enable operators of Sikorsky S-76® and S-92® commercial helicopters to source repair and overhaul services within the country’s borders. “UI Helicopter has more… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Feb-16

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FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

FlightSafety ready to open simulator in Singapore for S76C+ and S76C++

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announce that training for Sikorsky S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ helicopters will be offered in Singapore starting in March 2016. A wide variety of training services will be provided using a new FlightSafety FS1000™ simulator. It will be qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety International, 17-Feb-16

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Erickson to help build 160 transmission towers in India

Erickson to help build 160 transmission towers in India

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is partnering with Sterlite Grid to install nearly 160 power transmission towers in the challenging terrain of the Pir Panjal mountain range in northern India using Erickson’s S64 Aircrane. The initiative will be the first time transmission lines are constructed utilizing a precision heavy lift… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 17-Feb-16

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UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

UTC Aerospace Systems wins $15.8M to develop HUMS for MH-60, UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Tuesday that UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) received $15.8 million in funding for health usage monitoring systems (HUMS) for Department of the Navy helicopters built in Vermont. The HUMS are part of the U.S. military’s ongoing effort to provide more accurate diagnostics of aircraft component conditions, which improves overall readiness while… Read more »

Source: Patrick Leahy, 17-Feb-16

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UH-60V Critical Design Review has been completed

UH-60V Critical Design Review has been completed

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC), in partnership with the U.S. Army, Prototype Integration Facility, and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has successfully conducted the Critical Design Review of the UH-60V BLACK HAWK program. Under a contract awarded in the third quarter of 2014, Northrop Grumman is supplying a mission equipment package for a digital cockpit upgrade… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Feb-16

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