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Erickson sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Erickson sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 15-Feb-16

Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter moving to Traverse City

Spectrum Health Aero Med helicopter moving to Traverse City

Spectrum Health and Munson Healthcare are partnering to operate two medical helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft in Traverse City, moving one Aero Med aircraft out of Big Rapids. See Full Story

Source: WoodTv, 12-Feb-16

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Statement from the family of the late Jeff Pino

Statement from the family of the late Jeff Pino

The family of Jeff Pino today issued a statement about the loss of their beloved son, brother and friend on February 5. “While our hearts are broken, we are comforted by the outpouring of support from people who knew, loved and respected Jeff. He has touched so many lives in so many ways and, though… Read more »

Source: via BDN Aerospace Marketing, 12-Feb-16

Former Sikorsky president killed in Arizona warbird crash

Former Sikorsky president killed in Arizona warbird crash

The following statement has been issued by Sikorsky’s current President, Dan Schultz The Sikorsky family is saddened to learn of the sudden loss of former President Jeff Pino.  We extend our heartfelt condolences and prayers of sympathy and support to his family and friends during this difficult time.  During his six years as President of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-16

03-Feb-16 5N-BQJ Sikorsky S76C++ off Lagos, Nigeria

Ditched into the sea shortly after take off from offshore installation.  All nine passengers and two crew safely rescued

03-Feb-16

Erickson renews British Columbia S64 timber contract for fifth time

Erickson renews British Columbia S64 timber contract for fifth time

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has renewed a contract with Canadian aerial heavy lift company Helifor Canada (“Helifor”), a subsidiary of Columbia Helicopters, to continue providing aerial timber harvesting services in British Columbia and western Canada. The contract is the fifth renewal with Helifor and provides for year-round services with… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 01-Feb-16

Sikorsky awarded $8M delivery order for H-53 in-service program

Sikorsky awarded $8M delivery order for H-53 in-service program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $7,893,500 for delivery order 5306 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004) to incorporate Nacelles physical configuration audit support and 36 total production kits in support of the MH-53 and CH-53 in-service program.  Work will be performed in Tallahassee, Alabama (90 percent); and Stratford, Connecticut (10… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jan-16

Unmanned Black Hawk picks up and delivers Unmanned ground vehicle

Unmanned Black Hawk picks up and delivers Unmanned ground vehicle

Carnegie Mellon University and Sikorsky Aircraft researchers have used an autonomous helicopter and an autonomous ground vehicle to demonstrate for the U.S. Army that ground and air robots can perform complex, cooperative missions. A Black Hawk helicopter equipped for autonomous operation by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., delivered a Land Tamer autonomous unmanned ground vehicle… Read more »

Source: Carnegie Mellon University, 27-Jan-16

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Sikorsky outlook dims as commercial sales estimate halved

Sikorsky outlook dims as commercial sales estimate halved

Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) on Tuesday said commercial helicopter sales for its Sikorsky Aircraft unit this year were expected to be about $375 million, half the level projected last summer, due to the sustained drop in world oil prices. See Full Story

Source: Reuters, 27-Jan-16

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Bristow provide more details on new UK SAR bases at Newquay and Prestwick

Bristow provide more details on new UK SAR bases at Newquay and Prestwick

A new era for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) helicopter operations began January 1, 2016, when the Newquay and Prestwick SAR bases commenced operations, bringing military involvement to an end. A release issued by HM Coastguard to mark the occasion stated: “All of us at HM Coastguard have enormous respect for the search and… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 25-Jan-16

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M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services win $12M contract option for helicopter support at Kirtland AFB

M-1 Support Services LP; Denton, Texas, has been awarded an estimated $12,028,752 modification (P00008) to exercise an option to previously awarded contract FA3002-15-C-0004. Contractor will provide aircrew and maintenance services for the CV-22 aircraft, UH-1N and HH-60G helicopters, associated engines, and mission support equipment of the 58th Maintenance Group. Work will be performed at Kirtland… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Jan-16

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US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria received a yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at its base in Warrenton, Friday, in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter, the first of all this year’s specially painted aircraft delivered by the Coast Guard to an operational unit, arrived from Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 18-Jan-16

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Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

Top 10 stories on HeliHub.com in 2015

In 2015, we published a total of 3,298 news stories on HeliHub.com to keep the global helicopter industry fully up-to-date with the news from all corners of our planet – approximately 13 stories every working day of the year.  We publish a wide range of stories, some from press releases, others from postings made by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-16

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Third Aircrane to fight bushfires Victoria, Australia

Third Aircrane to fight bushfires Victoria, Australia

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been contracted through Australian partner Kestrel Aviation, for a third S64E Aircrane heli-tanker to support firefighting efforts in the State of Victoria, Australia. In total, Erickson has six Aircranes currently working in the country. “We are proud to help protect the lives and homes… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 13-Jan-16

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Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

Irish Coast Guard exceeds 1,000 rescues in a year for the first time

During last night the Coast Guard’s Rescue 115 and Rescue 118 completed two helicopter missions which bringing the total number of completed helicopter missions to 1,000 in a single year; the first time since the Coast Guard’s helicopter service commenced in 1991. Many of the services were carried out in challenging weather conditions, at night… Read more »

Source: Irish Coast Guard, 08-Jan-16

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Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

Boston MedFlight teams with hospitals

The crew of Boston MedFlight, a fleet of helicopters, airplanes, and ambulances, leaves no one behind. See Full Story

Source: New Boston Post, 08-Jan-16

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Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

Sikorsky awarded $145M more for Saudi MH-60R contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $145,136,040 modification (P00281) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 10 green MH-60R helicopters for the Royal Saudi naval forces. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Oct. 31, 2018. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of $145,136,040… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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Raytheon awarded $28M contract for MH-60R multi-spectral targeting systems

Raytheon awarded $28M contract for MH-60R multi-spectral targeting systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $28,173,587 firm-fixed-price job order modification under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00164-12-G-JQ66 for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems (MTS) and data for use on the Navy MH-60R multi-mission helicopter. The MTS system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking, infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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2016 Strategy Guide for top 6 military helicopter manufacturers

2016 Strategy Guide for top 6 military helicopter manufacturers

Military helicopters have been an integral component of the force structure of armed forces globally and with increasing threat from terrorism & extremism; their significance for carrying out anti-insurgency based operations has grown further manifold in a complex, challenging, uncertain & rapidly evolving global geo-political environment. The demand & acquisition scenario for military equipment has… Read more »

Source: ReportBuyer, 07-Jan-16

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Erickson to refurbish two MH-53E Sea Dragons

Erickson to refurbish two MH-53E Sea Dragons

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected as a subcontractor by Adams Communication & Engineering Technologies (ACET) for the refurbishment of two MH-53E helicopters, in support of the United States Navy Heavy Lift Helicopter Program. “Erickson is pleased to partner with ACET in support of this project,” said Jeff… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Jan-16

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China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

China – Astro Air begins Guangzhou and Shenzhen routes with S76

“Wide Fukatama helicopter inter-city routes flying expressions” Guangzhou Pearl River New City business landmark on December 30, was held in “Yuexiu Financial Building”. Guangzhou and Shenzhen and three cities of Zhuhai was flying the helicopter, one way is only half an hour.See full story.

Source: Xinhuaxia News, 07-Jan-16

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All four Bond Australia S92s now confirmed stored

All four Bond Australia S92s now confirmed stored

Following our exclusive story reporting the first pair of Sikorsky S92s had been put in storage by Bond Helicopters Australia, we can confirm the second pair have joined them. Our story on 10th December reported that VH-NYW (serial 920232) and VH-NYZ (serial 920233) had both been ferried right across Australia and had been put into… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-16

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Erickson delivers CH-53E tail pylons

Erickson delivers CH-53E tail pylons

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce completion of its fourth delivery of aircraft tail pylons for the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion the largest helicopter is the U.S. naval fleet. The fifth and final pylon will ship by the end of the year. Erickson was contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft,… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 18-Dec-15

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UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

UK – Second SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

Bristow Helicopters is all set for the opening of two more UK SAR bases, with the second Sikorsky S92 arriving at Prestwick on Sunday. This means that both Newquay and Prestwick have their compliment of aircraft – two S92s each at the present time – in preparation for live operations. The Sikorsky S92s at Prestwick… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Dec-15

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Bond Helicopters Australia parks up another S92

Bond Helicopters Australia parks up another S92

Bond Helicopters Australia has a total of four Sikorsky S92s currently in their name on the Australian register, but has parked up at least two of them. VH-NYZ (serial 920233) was ferried right across Australia this past Sunday 6th and Monday 7th December, routing via Kununurra, Mount Isa, Longreach and Emerald on its way from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-15

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US Navy contracts for 29 more MH-60R Seahawks

US Navy contracts for 29 more MH-60R Seahawks

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $354,156,879 modification (P00309) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for funding for the Navy’s fifth program year for 29 MH-60R helicopters, and to fund associated program and logistics support. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Dec-15

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Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sells both corporate S76s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering sells both corporate S76s

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering announced that it has sold all of its helicopters. The company is cleaning up its non-core assets to normalize management.See full story.

Source: The Korea Bizwire, 07-Dec-15

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Germany brings forward CH-53G retirement

Germany brings forward CH-53G retirement

The German Air Force is readying for a new replacement to its fleet of 1970s-legacy VFW-Sikorsky CH-53G/GS/GA Stallions.See full story

Source: Forecast International, 07-Dec-15

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Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson extends Greek fire contract with three S64 Aircranes

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce a two-year service contract extension with the NSPA (NATO Support & Procurement Agency) and the Hellenic Fire Department (HFD) in Athens, Greece for aerial firefighting services. “We are privileged to support NATO and the Hellenic Fire Department for the protection of… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Dec-15

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FAA validates Maxcraft S76 STC for Garmin GNS/GTN navigators

FAA validates Maxcraft S76 STC for Garmin GNS/GTN navigators

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced today that they have received FAA Validation of their Transport Canada STC SH04-41 (FAA STC SR03573NY) for installation of the Garmin GNS or GTN Series Navigators in the Sikorsky S76A/C series of rotorcraft. The applicability of this package has now expanded to include GNS WAAS and GTN Navigators as well as… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft, 01-Dec-15

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Sikorsky awarded $883M contract for Army helicopter support

Sikorsky awarded $883M contract for Army helicopter support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $833,339,080 modification (0004) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for sustaining, Army fixed engineering sustaining, program management/systems engineering sustaining, Army provisioning, Army technical publications, other integrated logistics support, contractor manpower reporting, packaging handling storage and transportation, and advance procurement funding. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Dec-15

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Sikorsky awarded $106M for Army H-60 weapons system work

Sikorsky awarded $106M for Army H-60 weapons system work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $106,510,258 modification (P00310) to contract W58RGZ-13-D-0001 for technical, engineering, logistics services and supplies, and 100 percent parts support for the H-60 weapons system. Work will be performed in Corpus Christi, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2016. Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Nov-15

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Sikorsky awarded $14M more for Presidential Helicopters Program

Sikorsky awarded $14M more for Presidential Helicopters Program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $14,223,772 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the procurement of special progressive aircraft rework sustainment support services, including security, project engineering, integrated logistics support, VIP helicopter training, and program support for the Presidential Helicopters Program. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (88 percent); and Quantico, Virginia (12 percent)…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 30-Nov-15

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Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

Second Bristow S92 arrives at Newquay for UK SAR contract

Local press has confirmed the arrival of the second Sikorsky S92 at Newquay, ready for the new SAR base to open under the operation of Bristow Helicopters. As the UK SAR provision transitions from a mixture of civil and military over to a single dedicated civil contract, so Bristow is opening up bases over a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Nov-15

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23-Nov-15 Sikorsky UH-60L Fort Hood, US-Texas (4F)

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West, released the following statement on Tuesday 24th:  “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the death of four First Army Division West Soldiers as a result of a UH-60L helicopter crash that happened Monday evening sometime after 5:49 p.m. The accident is… Read more »

23-Nov-15

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Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

Sikorsky Aircraft is being sued by the families of three U.S. Army soldiers after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed into a Georgia airfield in 2014 and one of its passengers died, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune. See Full Story

Source: Patch, 20-Nov-15

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FAA Proposes $240,500 Civil Penalty Against Helicopter Transport Services

FAA Proposes $240,500 Civil Penalty Against Helicopter Transport Services

The FAA is proposing a $240,500 civil penalty against Helicopter Transport Services, LLC of Corvallis, Ore., for allegedly operating a Sikorsky S61R10 helicopter when it was not in compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations.  In particular, the FAA alleges that on Oct. 8, 2012, Helicopter Transport Services installed a main gearbox in the aircraft that was… Read more »

Source: FAA, 19-Nov-15

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FAA and EASA approve FlightSafety S76D simulator

FAA and EASA approve FlightSafety S76D simulator

FlightSafety International announced today that its Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter simulator, located in West Palm Beach, Florida, has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency . This is the first Level D qualification for an S-76D helicopter simulator and is the highest qualification for flight… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

FlightSafety offers new SAR course for S92 pilots

FlightSafety announces that it now offers a new comprehensive Search and Rescue training course for pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. It is available at FlightSafety’s Learning Centers in West Palm Beach, Florida and at the Farnborough airport in the United Kingdom. “Pilots who fly the Sikorsky S-92 will benefit from FlightSafety’s new scenario-based,… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 18-Nov-15

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Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

Sikorsky sued over 2014 Georgia Black Hawk crash

Sikorsky Aircraft is being sued by the families of three U.S. Army soldiers after a Black Hawk helicopter crashed into a Georgia airfield in 2014 and one of its passengers died, according to the Connecticut Law Tribune. See Full Story

Source: Patch, 17-Nov-15

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Sikorsky is now known as…

Sikorsky is now known as…

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has closed its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft. Aligned under the Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training (MST) business segment, Sikorsky Aircraft is now known as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. “Today we are proud to welcome the Sikorsky team to Lockheed Martin,”… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Nov-15

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Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon awarded $65M contract for MH-60R sonar

Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $65,801,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0012) for the procurement of 22 MH-60R full-rate production Lot XIII Airborne Low Frequency Sonar systems for the Navy (20), and the government of Saudi Arabia (2), including associated program management support.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Nov-15

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Raytheon awarded $14M contract for H-60 Forward Looking InfraRed

Raytheon awarded $14M contract for H-60 Forward Looking InfraRed

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $14,546,660 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7001 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-15-G-009H for the repair of 137 units in support of the H-60 Multi-Spectral Targeting System Forward Looking InfraRed.  Work will be performed at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast, Jacksonville, Florida, and work is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-Nov-15

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Bristow winchman recognised by the Queen

Bristow winchman recognised by the Queen

Bristow winchman Duncan Tripp has been recognized as a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in recognition of his service to the Royal Air Force (RAF). Tripp served as winchman paramedic based at RAF Lossiemouth with 202 Squadron for 18 years before transitioning to Bristow’s UK SAR base at Inverness in April… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 09-Nov-15

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Sikorsky details completion of some Presidential VH-92A milestones

Sikorsky details completion of some Presidential VH-92A milestones

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today the successful completion of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Preliminary Design Review (PDR), completion of the integration and performance testing of mission communications system (MCS) components, and Sikorsky’s acceptance of the second S-92A™ aircraft for the program. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Nov-15

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First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

First Bristow SAR S92 arrives at Prestwick

The first of two state of the art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Prestwick Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 06-Nov-15

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Lockheed Martin to close Sikorsky deal on Friday

Lockheed Martin to close Sikorsky deal on Friday

Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has received the final regulatory approval needed to close its acquisition of Sikorsky Aircraft, a world leader in military and commercial rotary-wing aircraft, from United Technologies Corp. The completion of the regulatory review by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China marks the end of a successful and comprehensive… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 04-Nov-15

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New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

New Polish Government questions Airbus Helicopter H225M deal

Poland has recently completed a round of national elections, and the Law and Justice (PiS) party are now in power.  The country’s potential foreign minister Witold Waszczykowski yesterday questioned the country’s initial deal with Airbus to buy H225M helicopters as the contract would only leave “leftovers” for Polish producers.   While a provisional deal for 50 H225M… Read more »

Source: Reuters, 04-Nov-15

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Black Hawk Empty – Unmanned Helicopter Passes Key Test

Black Hawk Empty – Unmanned Helicopter Passes Key Test

The Army’s signature rotorcraft, equipped with new hardware and software, shows off a new self-piloting capability and robotic teaming. See Full Story

Source: Defense One, 30-Oct-15

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Taiwan plans to buy ten MH-60Rs to replace MD500s

Taiwan plans to buy ten MH-60Rs to replace MD500s

Navy Chief of Staff Vice Admiral Hsiao Wei-ming confirmed that it is looking to purchase several MH-60R Seahawk to replace the nation’s aging fleet of MD500 helicopters. [see full story]

29-Oct-15

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First Australian made MH-60R aircrew graduate

First Australian made MH-60R aircrew graduate

The Royal Australian Navy’s, MH-60R Seahawk helicopter capability continues to grow with the recent graduation of the first ‘Australian-made’ aircrew students. Graduating from the first Advanced Pilot/Aviation Warfare Officer Course was Lieutenant Commander Eugene Cleary and Lieutenants Chris Prescott and Geoff Winter. Petty Officer Aircrewman Colin McCallum and Leading Seaman Aircrewman Stephen McGreal also completed… Read more »

Source: Royal Australian Navy, 29-Oct-15

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First flight of Sikorsky CH-53K

First flight of Sikorsky CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX),  today announced the successful first flight of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter protoype, known as Engineering Development Model-1 (EDM-1). The 30-minute flight signals the beginning of a 2,000-hour flight test program using four test aircraft. “EDM-1’s first flight signifies another major milestone… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Oct-15

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Lockheed Martin Delivers First Danish MH-60R to US Navy

Lockheed Martin Delivers First Danish MH-60R to US Navy

The U.S. Navy accepted the first MH-60R helicopter slated for Denmark from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) in a ceremony today at the Lockheed Martin facility in Owego, New York. “We are excited to accept this aircraft bound for Denmark,” said Rear Adm. CJ Jaynes, program executive officer for air anti-submarine warfare, assault and special mission… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 27-Oct-15

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27-Oct-15 Sikorsky CH-53E Castelvetrano, Italy

Emergency landing made in public park

27-Oct-15

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Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

Bristow SAR S92s arrive in Newquay in preparation for January start

The first of two state-of-the-art Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters has arrived at the new HM Coastguard base at Newquay Airport, ready to begin operations in January 2016. The aircraft and the base are operated by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of HM Coastguard after the company was awarded the ten year UK SAR… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Oct-15

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Era Group Begins S92 Flight Operations

Era Group Begins S92 Flight Operations

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced that it has placed into service its first Sikorsky S92 heavy helicopter in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. The first revenue flight occurred today as flight operations commenced under a contract with a large independent oil and gas company…. Read more »

Source: Era Group, 22-Oct-15

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All Metal MS delivers MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands to USCG

All Metal MS delivers MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands to USCG

All Metal MS, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of solution driven custom “Safety First” aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, and specialty tooling is excited to announce that it delivered a customized line of solution driven MH-60 Jayhawk maintenance stands and hangar equipment to the United… Read more »

Source: All Metal MS, 21-Oct-15

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Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Arkansas Children’s Hospital receives first EMS Sikorsky S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today it has delivered two S-76D™ helicopters for air medical transportation to Arkansas Children’s Hospital.Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The new aircraft join two S-76C+™ helicopters already flying the Angel One® team as it performs life-saving missions every day throughout the greater Arkansas region. These Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-15

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Babcock win large Royal Navy helicopter maintenance contract

Babcock win large Royal Navy helicopter maintenance contract

Babcock, the UK’s leading engineering support services company, is pleased to announce it has been awarded a five-year contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver engineering services to the Royal Navy at air stations in the south west of England. The aviation and engineering support and aircraft services (AESAS) contract includes the… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 19-Oct-15

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Saudi Arabia requests nine UH-60M in $495M package

Saudi Arabia requests nine UH-60M in $495M package

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for UH-60M Black Hawk Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $495 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 18-Oct-15

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Sikorsky grounded S97 Raider after just two free flights

Sikorsky grounded S97 Raider after just two free flights

Sikorsky [UTX] has paused flight testing on its experimental coaxial-rotor S-97 Raider to focus on operation of its ground-test station. See Full Story

Source: Defense Daily Network, 15-Oct-15

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Sikorsky awarded $191M confract for H-53 weapons work

Sikorsky awarded $191M confract for H-53 weapons work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $191,530,501 firm-fixed-price requirements contract for repair coverage of six weapons replaceable assemblies in support of the CH-53 and MH-53 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut.  Work is expected to be completed by December 2017.  No contract funds will be obligated at the time of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Oct-15

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EASA approves CAE Brunei Training Centre

EASA approves CAE Brunei Training Centre

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC), a joint venture of CAE and the Ministry of Finance of Brunei Darussalam, today announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has formally certified the CAE Brunei MPTC as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO).  The CAE Brunei MPTC was certified under the ATO held by CAE’s Oslo… Read more »

Source: CAE, 13-Oct-15

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Sikorsky Launches 2015 STEM Challenge for High School Students

Sikorsky Launches 2015 STEM Challenge for High School Students

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. launched its 2015 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Challenge at the Chester Airport on Friday. The school year-long competition affords Connecticut high school students an opportunity to be mentored by Sikorsky engineers as the students work to solve an engineering design problem. The experience requires students to apply their creative thinking… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Oct-15

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10-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 St John’s, Canada

Turned back to base after indicator light came on

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Sikorsky would like Helitech back at Duxford

Sikorsky would like Helitech back at Duxford

Sikorsky have approached us to point out an error in an article earlier this week on HeliHub.com and we are happy to put the matter straight. In the article “Helitech opens with only three manufacturers present“, we stated “Sikorsky conspicuous by its absence despite being one of the four manufacturers who reportedly insisted on Helitech… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Oct-15

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Heli-One to prepare pair of S61s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Heli-One to prepare pair of S61s for Omni Taxi Aereo

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has been selected by OMNI Aero Taxi Aereo SA to provide its leading helicopter MRO services on two Sikorsky S-61N aircraft that will fly customers to and from onshore oil and gas installations in Brazil. In order… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Oct-15

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Heli-One adds S92 blade service capability in Norway

Heli-One adds S92 blade service capability in Norway

Heli-One, the world’s largest helicopter support and maintenance service provider, has announced new capability to service Sikorsky S-92 main rotor blades from its facility in Stavanger, Norway. This new offering will improve the efficiency of S-92 operators by reducing the shipping time and cost, said Antony DiNota, President of Heli-One. “Putting in-demand services in convenient… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 06-Oct-15

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06-Oct-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

Cougar Flight 232 was shut down upon arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) after experiencing engine fuel bypass indications on both engines. The aircrew awaited the arrival of maintenance crew. Overnight the Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, in consultation with the engine manufacturer, conducted all required maintenance procedures. The helicopter was subsequently flight tested and… Read more »

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Royal Air Force bows out of UK SAR responsibility

Royal Air Force bows out of UK SAR responsibility

The Royal Air Force bowed out from it’s Search And Rescue role in the UK on Sunday 4th October, as the last base stood down – RAF Chivenor, it confirmed on Twitter.  Although planned for 30 September, a last minute hitch meant that Bristow Helicopters were not able to start operations until Sunday, with their… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Oct-15

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US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

US Navy revives MH-53E Sea Dragon training squadron HM-12

Having been disestablished in 1994, HM-12 will once again serve as a fleet replacement squadron, where new pilots and crew members go to learn how to fly their designated aircraft. See full story

Source: PilotOnline, 01-Oct-15

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Sikorsky awarded $25M five-year contract for Black Hawk blade repairs

Sikorsky awarded $25M five-year contract for Black Hawk blade repairs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $25,719,410 firm-fixed-price multi-year contract for the maintenance and overhaul of Blackhawk helicopter blades.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 29, 2020.  Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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BSC Partners awarded $6M modification to MH-60S trainer contract

BSC Partners awarded $6M modification to MH-60S trainer contract

BSC Partners LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a $6,594,757 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-14-C-0002) to exercise an option for the procurement of one MH-60S Aircrew Virtual Environment Trainer, including technical data.  Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida (95 percent); and Binghamton, New York (5 percent), and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-15

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Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Helijet to face fast cat competition next summer?

Riverside Marine is planning daily catamaran sailings between the downtown Vancouver Convention Centre and downtown Victoria.  The three-hour, 59 nautical mile trip would be for passengers only — no vehicles — and would cost about $80 per trip.  Helijet offers 35 minute flights and peak-time cost is $313 one-way, including GST, or $164 for off-peak… Read more »

Source: Business in Vancouver, 01-Oct-15

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Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

Fleet Readiness Center Southeast takes on Pave Hawk

A new era began at Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) on Sept. 11 with the arrival of the first Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter. Col. Daniel Lapastole, vice commander, 129th Rescue Wing, landed the aircraft at Naval Air Station Jacksonville after a four-stop, cross-country trek from the unit’s home at Moffett Federal Airfield, California. Fleet… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 01-Oct-15

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