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FAA certifies optionally-piloted UH1H

FAA certifies optionally-piloted UH1H

The UH-1, originally developed in the late 1950s and made famous by its role in the Vietnam War, was chosen by Aurora for its latest conversion to a robotic vehicle. The Aurora UH-1H, a later version of the UH-1 built in 1977, was initially certified under FAA Order 8130.2, which covers “inhabited” experimental aircraft such… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 02-Nov-17

FAA issue exemption allowing ACSF UH-1 blades to fly

FAA issue exemption allowing ACSF UH-1 blades to fly

On Sept. 29, Advanced Composite Structures Florida (ACSF) received a long-fought-for Federal Aviation Administration exemption allowing the company to represent foreign military surplus composite main rotor blades as “suitable for installation” on restricted category UH-1 helicopters. The exemption allows ACSF to sell the rotor blades to restricted category operators and requires the company to issue… Read more »

Source: ACSF, 20-Oct-17

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DCS Corp awarded $208M contract for Services to Naval aircraft

DCS Corp awarded $208M contract for Services to Naval aircraft

DCS Corp.,* Alexandria, Virginia, is being awarded a $207,596,336 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide system engineering, analysis, research, development, logistics, and configuration and data management services to the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division’s aircraft integrated pProduct teams, which are critical in the development, integration, test, evaluation, and fielding of new and upgraded capabilities to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Oct-17

ACS expands for growth in rotor blade repair volume

ACS expands for growth in rotor blade repair volume

Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) expands to accommodate growth in rotor blade repair volume, programs for Military and European operators. Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) announced completion of its Sanford, Florida facility expansion from 10,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, additional repair technicians, program directors and quality management personnel.  The recent expansion was necessary to accommodate… Read more »

Source: UH-1 OPS, 29-Sep-17

Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County commissioners recently had a unanimous vote to spend $34 million on their helicopter fleet. They decided on selling their UH-1 Huey and replacing their two 2005 model EC145 helicopters and one 2009 model EC145 helicopters. They hope that their new helicopters will help modernize their fleet, reports My Statesman.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17

UH1OPS.com adds Transupport as new sponsor

UH1OPS.com adds Transupport as new sponsor

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce a new sponsorship from Transupport, Inc. based in Merrimack, NH. Transupport, Inc. was established in 1972 with the goal of being a stocking supplier of all spares for the T53, T55, AGT1500 and TF series gas turbine engines.  Situated on a 13 acre parcel of… Read more »

Source: UH-1 Operations, 14-Aug-17

Arista awarded 5 year IDIQ contract

Arista awarded 5 year IDIQ contract

Arista Aviation Services LLC has been awarded a five year IDIQ contract with a value of over $111,000,000 to perform UH-1 Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Aviation. This is a follow on contract, and Arista Aviation is the current incumbent. The contract will allow for the accomplishment of… Read more »

Source: Arista Aviation Services, 28-Jul-17

23-May-17 Bell UH-1 Naccache, Lebanon

Emergency landing made on a road; Photo shows helicopter apparently intact and complete, with no damage

23-May-17

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04-May-17 Bell UH-1D Tanay, Philippines (3F)

Encountered engine trouble while on a landing approach inside the headquarters of the Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Divisiion in Sitio Hilltop, Barangay Sampaloc, Camp Capinpin in Tanay.  Helicopter crashed and burned out in a wooded area The helicopter was taking part in a disaster rescue operation training course involving 60 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry… Read more »

04-May-17

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Mint Turbines sponsor T53 Maintenance Page on UH1 Operators Website

Mint Turbines sponsor T53 Maintenance Page on UH1 Operators Website

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce the new sponsor of the UH1OPS T53 Maintenance page, Mint Turbines.   The new page will cover articles, tips, and information regarding the T53 engine which is operated by a majority of UH-1 operations.  This page, like the existing UH-1 Maintenance page is an informative resource… Read more »

Source: Mint Turbines, 13-Nov-16

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Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Full Restoration for Vietnam War Era Huey

Faculty members and students from Amarillo College were proud to see their hard work pay off this past Saturday. The Happy State Bank-Randall County Event Centre held a dedication ceremony to the full restored Vietnam War-era Huey 68-16179. According to Terry Smith, the coordinator of AC’s Aviation Maintenance Technology Program, his students leapt at the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-16

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HTC makes Metal Main Blades available for Bell 204, 205, UH-1

HTC makes Metal Main Blades available for Bell 204, 205, UH-1

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are now offering Metal Main Rotor Blades for commercial Bell Helicopters 204B, 205 & 205A-1 along with various UH-1 model restricted category helicopters.  The HTC Part Number 204P2100-101 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement the Bell Helicopter – Textron Part Number 204-011-250-113 Main Rotor Blade…. Read more »

Source: Helicopter Technology Company, 25-Oct-16

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Argentine Army considers Huey II

Argentine Army considers Huey II

The Argentine Army Aviation plans to fill and modernise their fleet with the addition of 20 Huey 2s by 2020. Currently their fleet consists of 13 Bell Huey 2s, an Airbus AS 332 Super Puma and roughly 20 UH-1H Hueys, reports IHS Jane’s. Offers have been made from a wide selection of companies including Airbus’s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Aircraft Structural Repair to sponsor UH1OPS.com

Aircraft Structural Repair to sponsor UH1OPS.com

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc as a new site sponsor.  Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc. of Stevensville Montana currently sells STC SR02475SE for the installation of the tailboom motion detection system for UH-1H helicopters. The Tailboom Motion Detection System consists of a rod incased in tubing to… Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc., 26-Sep-16

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Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques completes Initial Hoist Training with Orange County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit. The training was performed in Orange County and provided Ground Training as well as Technical Ground and Flight Training. Orange County Sheriffs Sgt. Bill Fitzgerald says, “ the training was tailored to our needs extremely well, conducted and adjusted to an… Read more »

Source: AH+RT, 12-May-16

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Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

Belize Defence Force holds ceremony for two donated UH-1s

The Belize Defence Force has held an acceptance ceremony this week to take on charge a pair of Bell UH-1H helicopters which have been donated to the country by Taiwan.  Belize Defence Force commander Brigadier General David Jones has had a long-term intention of having rotary wing assets for casualty evacuation and insertion of troops… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Apr-16

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Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $7M order for radar systems for UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being issued $7,466,150 for delivery order 0003 against previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00019-16-G-0012 for the procurement and installation of eight AN/APR-39D(V)2 radar system integration kits (A-kits) into Lot 13 AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-16

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Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Colombian Air Force receives 7th Huey II upgrade kit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness. The delivery of the Huey II Kit is a part of an ongoing upgrade program designed to revitalize the Colombian Air Force’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 31-Mar-16

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Kenya to acquire five Huey IIs

Kenya to acquire five Huey IIs

The following notice appeared last week on the US Federal Business Opportunities website, in preparation for a formal order The Program Management Office, Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft is issuing this sources sought synopsis, as a means of conducting market research, to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support the procurement and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-16

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Bell picks Systron Donner QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

Bell picks Systron Donner QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro

Systron Donner Inertial (SDI), a brand of InnoVista Sensors™ has been awarded a Firm Fixed Price Contract in the amount of $2.7M by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. Company, for the delivery of a Commercial-off-the-Shelf (COTS) QRS21 Multi-Axis Quartz MEMS Gyro System. This initial contract release is for hardware deliveries starting in 2016 through 2018… Read more »

Source: Systron Donner, 22-Mar-16

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Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Lebanon buys three Huey IIs in $19M contract

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded an $18,935,563 modification (0005) to foreign military sales contract W58RGZ-11-G-0011 for the procurement of three UH-1H (Huey II) aircraft in support of the government of Lebanon.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (99.85 percent); and Lebanon (0.15 percent), with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Mar-16

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Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell awarded $461M for 12 UH-1Y and 16 AH-1Z helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $461,142,760 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to definitize the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 13 UH-1Y aircraft; 16 Lot 13 AH-1Z aircraft, and 16 auxiliary fuel kits.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (60… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Mar-16

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FAA approves UH-1H tailboom motion detection system

FAA approves UH-1H tailboom motion detection system

Aircraft Structural Repair, Inc. of Stevensville Montana recently received the STC SR02475SE for the installation of the tailboom motion detection system for UH-1H helicopters. On September 16, 2013, about 1535 Pacific daylight time, a Garlick UH-1B, N204UH, experienced a tailboom separation while logging in heavily wooded terrain about 3 miles east of Detroit, Oregon. The… Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, 15-Mar-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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Extex adds PMA Parts to UH-1 website

Extex adds PMA Parts to UH-1 website

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters now can quickly source FAA-approved replacement parts via a EXTEX-sponsored page on the www.uh1ops.com website. “UH-1 owners and operators can easily access EXTEX aerospace aftermarket (PMA) parts to service their rotorcraft through this collaboration with UH1OPS.com,” said Joseph Tolaro, EXTEX product sales manager. The Bell UH-1 series… Read more »

Source: Extex, 09-Feb-16

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Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia delivers UH-1 parts to Lebanese Army

Australia has delivered helicopter parts to the Lebanese Army to help combat threats imposed by the neighboring crisis in Syria, the embassy said in a statement issued Tuesday. See Full Story

Source: The Daily Star, 04-Feb-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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Bell awarded $25M in H-1 support contracts

Bell awarded $25M in H-1 support contracts

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $14,410,032 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for systems engineering and program management in support of the UH-1Y and the AH-1Z aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2016. Fiscal 2016… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-16

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Bell awarded $56M contract for H-1 component repair

Bell awarded $56M contract for H-1 component repair

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $56,273,796 firm-fixed-price long-term contract for repair of 31 items used on the H-1 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas.  Work is expected to be completed by December 2016.  No contract funds will be obligated at the time of award, and will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-15

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7M delivery order for 28 H-1 HUMS units

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $7M delivery order for 28 H-1 HUMS units

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded $7,080,780 for modification to firm-fixed-price delivery order 0008 awarded against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 28 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.   Work… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Dec-15

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US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

US National Defense Authorization Act expected to approve $2.8 Billion for Bell military programs

The first National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) to be passed during U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry’s (R-Clarendon) chairmanship of the House Armed Services Committee is headed to the Senate for approval and then to the President’s desk. The bill includes funding for Sheppard Air Force Base, the Pantex Plant, and the V-22 Osprey program at Bell… Read more »

Source: Congressman Thornberry, 06-Oct-15

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05-Oct-15 PNC-073 Bell UH-1H Puerto Gaitan, Colombia (6F)

Crashed and burned out after reported loss of hydraulics led to loss of tail rotor control and an emergency landing.  Six fatalities named as Pilot Javier Arias F, copilot Germán David Beltrán;  Col. Carlos Alberto Melendez, police commander for Meta region, along with colleagues Jeison Alejandro García and Luís Felipe Nieva Gómez, plus one other… Read more »

05-Oct-15

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Dakota Air Parts buys NZ UH-1 fleet

Dakota Air Parts buys NZ UH-1 fleet

The retired Royal New Zealand Air Force Iroquois helicopter fleet has been sold, subject to final United States and New Zealand Government approvals. Following an international tendering process, Dakota Air Parts of the United States has been selected as the successful bidder for 10 of the 13 airframes, and spares. The total sale was in… Read more »

Source: RNZAF, 17-Sep-15

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No firefighting for Montana UH-1s on US lands this year

No firefighting for Montana UH-1s on US lands this year

A federal review found that Montana has a safe aviation program, but it is unlikely the state’s five firefighting helicopters will be used to respond to blazes on U.S. Forest Service lands this year, officials said Friday. See Full Story

Source: The Washington Times, 17-Sep-15

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HTC launches Metal Main Rotor Blades for UH-1

HTC launches Metal Main Rotor Blades for UH-1

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce they are offering Metal Main Rotor Blades for UH-1 helicopters.  The HTC Part Number 204P2100-101 Main Rotor Blade is a direct replacement for the Bell Helicopter – Textron Part Number 204-011-250-113 Main Rotor Blade. HTC designs and produces its own line of Helicopter Main and Tail Rotor… Read more »

Source: HTC, 10-Sep-15

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Bell awarded $581M contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z for both USMC and Pakistan

Bell awarded $581M contract for UH-1Y, AH-1Z for both USMC and Pakistan

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $581,113,421 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y, 19 Lot 12 AH-1Z, one Lot 13 UH-1Y and 21 auxiliary fuel kits for the Marine Corps and government of Pakistan.  The aircraft… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-15

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Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

Bell congratulates Fuji Heavy Industries on Japanese UH-X Contract Award

BellHelicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced long-term partner Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) was awarded a contract for 150 multi-purpose helicopters to replace Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force’s (JGSDF) current fleet of UH-1J aircraft. The new UH-X aircraft, based on the Bell 412EPI, will be used for island defense and disaster relief efforts with… Read more »

Source: Bell, 03-Sep-15

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UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

UH1Ops.com launches new T53 Maintenance page

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce the launching of a new T53 Maintenance page sponsored by Airborne Engines Ltd (AEL).   The new page will cover articles, tips, and information regarding the T53 engine which is operated by a majority of UH-1 operations.  This page, like the existing UH-1 Maintenance page is… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation, 01-Sep-15

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Dornier Composite Main Blades now available for UH-1

Dornier Composite Main Blades now available for UH-1

Stone Aviation International (SAI) and Advanced Composite Structures Florida (ACSF) are pleased to announce that Owners and Operators of restricted category Bell UH-1H helicopters may now use Dornier Composite Main Rotor Blades with approved serial numbers in accordance with ACSF’s Eligibility Process and Continued Airworthiness Program . UH-1H owners and operators in restricted category may… Read more »

Source: Stone Aviation, 25-Aug-15

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Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol awarded $14M contract for corrosion control hangar at MCAS Cherry Point

Bristol Engineering Service Corp.,* Anchorage, Alaska, is being awarded a $14,982,443 firm-fixed-price contract for construction of a Type A high bay corrosion control hanger at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.  The hangar will have an access apron to support local implementation of the integrated maintenance concept/plan for H-1 and MV-22 series aircraft.  Construction includes… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Aug-15

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US Air Force Plans for UH-1N Huey Replacement

US Air Force Plans for UH-1N Huey Replacement

As the US Air Force gears up to modernize its legacy UH-1N Huey helicopter fleet, the service is planning an industry day later this month to explore the path ahead for the 40-year-old platform. See Full Story

Source: Air Force Times, 18-Aug-15

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Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has extended the time between overhauls (TBO) for its TALON® MC Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft to six years or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first. Previously, the cargo hook kits… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 11-Aug-15

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Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

Terminated UH-1 deal spotlights risks in Philippines

hen Robert Rice Jr. clinched a deal to sell secondhand military helicopters to the Philippines, it seemed like a golden opportunity to tap a new and potentially lucrative markets. See Full Story

Source: WSJ, 11-Aug-15

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UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

UH-1 Huey helicopter dedication at Camp Shelby Museum

A Vietnam War helicopter on display at the Mississippi Armed Forces Museum, located at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, will be dedicated in honor of Dr. Mac Huddleston of Pontotoc, Mississippi on July 29, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. See full story

Source: WDAM, 23-Jul-15

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20-Jul-15 N121PT Bell UH-1H Walla Walla, US-Washington

Press “pilot walked away from an emergency landing”.  FAA “Aircraft destroyed”.  Firefighting ops.

20-Jul-15

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Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman to Provide Mission Computer for USMC H-1 upgrades

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) was recently awarded a contract from Naval Air Systems Command to deliver its next-generation mission computer for Lot 12 of the Marine Corps’ H-1 helicopter upgrade program. Under this contract, Northrop Grumman will provide FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH‑1Z aircraft. These aircraft are expected to… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 10-Jul-15

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Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

Philippine UH-1 contract goes to court, US supplier alleges extortion

The US-based supplier for a P1.2 billion helicopter contract with the military has accused the whistleblower in the supposed anomalies in the deal of extortion, and alleged that whenever she failed to get what she wanted, she made things difficult for the company.See Full Story.

Source: Inquirer.net, 09-Jul-15

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81-year-old Vietnam vet gets helicopter licence

81-year-old Vietnam vet gets helicopter licence

JUMPING aboard an iconic Huey ex-military helicopter at Lismore Airport brought back strong memories for Vietnam veteran Charles Mollison, who at 81 has just got his helicopter pilot’s license. See Full Story

Source: Northern Star, 30-Jun-15

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Timken PMA Parts Added to UH-1 Operations Website

Timken PMA Parts Added to UH-1 Operations Website

Owners and operators of Bell UH-1 Iroquois helicopters now can quickly source FAA-approved replacement parts via a Timken-sponsored page on the www.uh1ops.com website. “UH-1 owners and operators can  easily access Timken aerospace aftermarket (PMA) parts to service their rotorcraft through this collaboration with UH1OPS.com,” said Joseph Tolaro, Timken product sales manager. The Bell UH-1 series… Read more »

Source: AAS, 29-Jun-15

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UH-1 MRO Tamarack Helicopters launches new website

UH-1 MRO Tamarack Helicopters launches new website

Tamarack Helicopters, Inc. is celebrating 20 Years supporting the UH-1 helicopter industry in 2015.  A FAA approved Repair Station, Tamarack Helicopters Inc., offers complete restoration services, component overhaul, and non destructive testing for UH-1 operators.. As part of the celebration of their 20th anniversary in business Tamarack is pleased to announce their new website at… Read more »

Source: Tamarack, 24-Jun-15

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LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

LOM Praha signs MoU to maintain Bell military helicopters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding with Prague-based service and support provider LOM PRAHA for discussions on collaboration involving reassembly, customization and maintenance of Bell Helicopter military aircraft. To see images of the signing ceremony in Prague, please follow this link. “We are looking… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jun-15

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Salmon Rivers Helicopters to sponsor UH1Ops.com website

Salmon Rivers Helicopters to sponsor UH1Ops.com website

Altitude Aviation Service is pleased to announce that Salmon Rivers Helicopters has become a sponsor of the www.uh1ops.com website’s UH-1 Operators page. Salmon River Helicopters (SRH) was established in 1993 by Guy and Cindy Carlson in Riggins, Idaho.  Guy and Cindy Carlson have an outstanding safety record with no accidents since the company started 22… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation Service, 08-Jun-15

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08-Jun-15 N911NV Bell UH-1H Washoe Valley, US-Nevada

Main blades clipped trees.  Landed without further incident

08-Jun-15

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31-May-15 N462CC Bell UH-1B Minam Lodge Cove, US-Oregon

Substantially damaged in heavy landing

31-May-15

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III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific

III Marine Expeditionary Force / Marine Corps Installations Pacific

OKINAWA, Japan – As of May 13, 8:35pm, Japanese Standard Time, the search for six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese service members aboard the missing UH-1Y Huey continues. Two UH-1Y Hueys with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, and two MV-22B Ospreys from Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 262, flew nine sorties and approximately 21 flight… Read more »

Source: USMC, 14-May-15

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ACSR introduces UH-1 Tailboom Motion Detection System

ACSR introduces UH-1 Tailboom Motion Detection System

On September 16, 2013, about 1535 Pacific daylight time, a Garlick UH-1B, N204UH, experienced a tailboom separation while logging in heavily wooded terrain about 3 miles east of Detroit, Oregon.  The pilot, who was the sole occupant on board, was fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom, main rotor system, and fuselage…. Read more »

Source: Aircraft Structural Repair, 13-May-15

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Altitude Aviation Service updates UH1Ops.com website

Altitude Aviation Service updates UH1Ops.com website

Altitude Aviation Service is pleased to announce the recently updated Vendor section of the www.uh1ops.com website that highlights those companies that provide services to the UH-1 Industry. We ask that any company who serves the UH-1 community to review the site.  Vendors who already are listed on the site to please review your listing to… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation Service, 05-May-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

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Liberty War Birds acquire Huey from California for restoration

Liberty War Birds acquire Huey from California for restoration

Following a five-day trip from California on a flatbed truck, a battle-scarred Vietnam veteran Bell UH-1 helicopter, the Huey to those who flew them, has found a new landing zone at Lancaster Airport. See Full Story

Source: Lancaster Online, 24-Apr-15

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22-Apr-15 ZU-UHI Bell UH-1 Bainskloof, South Africa (2F)

Firefighting helicopter crashes with two fatalities – named later as pilot Darrell Rea and crew Jastin Visagie.  Further details to follow and registration awaiting final confirmation – another source is quoting ZS-HBU (4491)

22-Apr-15

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Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

Philippines halts contract for 21 Hueys

The Philippines has terminated the contract to purchase 21 helicopters worth about P1.2 billion, a Palace official said Friday. See Full Story

Source: Manila Standard Today, 20-Apr-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $83M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded an $83,738,954 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for research and development efforts associated with the system improvement of system configuration sets for the AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers in support of the U.S. Marine Corps. Efforts include designing, developing, and implementing upgrades to existing mission computer software and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,098,324 firm fixed price contract for gearbox assembly spare parts in support of the H-1 helicopter. This contract was a sole-source. This is a 54-base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Texas with a Sept. 30, 2019, performance completion date…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

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Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has extended its agreement with Transworld Aviation in the Middle East to include component supplies for two of its most widely used turboshaft engines in the region — the T53 and T55. Transworld Aviation is already a regional distributor of Honeywell’s health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), a technology that improves… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 30-Mar-15

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Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Kaman Corporation announced today that its Aerosystems division (Kaman) has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. This five-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $25 million. The components will continue to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 27-Mar-15

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25-Mar-15 Bell UH-1 Sanaa, Yemen

Destroyed in reported Saudi air attack on hangar at Al-Dailami air base.  Photo shows Bell 412 on the left of this image

25-Mar-15

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded an $8,092,320 firm-fixed-price order (0008) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 32 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircrafts. Work will be performed in Vergennes,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Mar-15

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New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New upgrades to an old workhorse are bringing added capability to the California National Guard’s helicopter fleet. The Cal Guard has been replacing its aging CH-47D fleet, which consists of aircraft originally built in the 1960s and ’70s, with brand new, high-tech CH-47F Chinooks. The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinooks arrived at the Cal… Read more »

Source: USCG, 12-Mar-15

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08-Mar-15 ZS-HBV Bell UH-1 Olifantsbos, South Africa (1F)

The helicopter went down in mountainous terrain while water bombing the area, killing the pilot – named later here as Hendrik Marais

08-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff sign AS350/UH-1H MRO support contract

Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff sign AS350/UH-1H MRO support contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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19-Feb-15 N166DR Bell UH-1H Shelton, US-Washington

Fell onto its side on take-off

19-Feb-15

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04-Feb-15 518 Bell UH-1H Camp Evangelista, Philippines

Two POB not seriously injuried in UH-1H crash in which helicopter ended up on its roof in open grass area

04-Feb-15

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Vietnam grounds the Huey

Vietnam grounds the Huey

VIETNAM’S military announced Friday it has temporarily grounded Vietnam War-era US-built helicopters after a crash killed four personnel. See Full Story

Source: BT, 02-Feb-15

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Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

A year after the devastating Labor Day wildfires of 2011, Travis County commissioners voted to buy a $2.4 million helicopter with a 325-gallon water tank. The purchase made Travis the only Texas county to own a helicopter specifically designed for fighting fires. See Full Story

Source: Insurance News Net, 28-Jan-15

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