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Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

Boeing [NYSE:BA] today unveiled its MH-139 helicopter in the competition to replace the U.S. Air Force’s UH-1N “Huey” fleet, which currently protects intercontinental ballistic missiles and transports U.S. government and security forces. Boeing’s response to the Air Force, revealed at the Air Force Association Air Warfare Symposium, is based on the market-leading Leonardo Helicopters AW139,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 05-Mar-17

Sikorsky Offers a Replacement for Air Force Huey

Sikorsky Offers a Replacement for Air Force Huey

Sikorsky has offered their HH-60U Black Hawk semi-modified helicopter as the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey replacement. Samir Mehta, the president of Sikorsky Defence Systems & Service, has said that this proposal will be low-risk for the Air Force. The Air Force is familiar with the HH-60U Black Hawks, as they bought three in 2011, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-17

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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

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

US Customs accept first of eight overhauled UH-1N helicopters

US Customs accept first of eight overhauled UH-1N helicopters

U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Air and Marine (OAM) received the first of eight completely overhauled UH-1N twin-engine helicopters this week. This economical overhaul allows OAM to maintain critical capabilities necessary for the security of the American people, while saving valuable taxpayer dollars. The approximate cost for the overhaul is $1.3 million per… Read more »

Source: CBP, 17-Feb-15

Final Flight of UH-1N Huey for HMLA-773

Final Flight of UH-1N Huey for HMLA-773

After more than 40 years of service, the Marine Corps retired the aging UH-1N Huey helicopter during a “sundown ceremony” Aug. 28, 2014, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans. The UH-1N Huey is a twin engine, utility helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopters in 1969. Bell began the delivery of 205 UH-1N helicopters… Read more »

Source: USMC, 04-Sep-14

Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) has decided to close a rotary-wing technology development center. See full story  No mention so far on NACRA website

Source: Seapower, 21-Feb-14

Mercer Engineering wins $12M contract for H-1 and H-60 integrity program

Mercer Engineering wins $12M contract for H-1 and H-60 integrity program

The Corporation of Mercer University, doing business as Mercer Engineering Research Center, Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $12,380,083 cost-reimbursable, no-fee contract (FA8509-12-G-0001-0002) for TH-1H, UH1N, and HH-60G Aircraft Structural Integrity Program and Mechanical Equipment and Subsystem Integrity Program sustaining engineering support. The contract includes a wide range of analyses, to include engineering research,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Sep-13

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PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL awarded $16M more for USMC maintenance work

PKL Services Inc., Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,300,156 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E platforms. Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-13

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HMLA-467 bids farewell to Hueys, anticipates more Venoms

HMLA-467 bids farewell to Hueys, anticipates more Venoms

Just a week after receiving its first UH-1Y Venom, Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 476 inducted three UH-1N Hueys into the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis Monthan Air Force Base April 24. Two of the Hueys were flown from Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., where the squadron was supporting the Weapons… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-May-13

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BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 05-Mar-13

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Sundown Flight: Final flight of the UH-1N Huey

Sundown Flight: Final flight of the UH-1N Huey

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter 269 bid fair winds and following seas to the UH-1N Huey as it completely transition to the new up-to-date model UH-1Y Huey, Feb. 5. The squadron held a “sundown” ceremony for the aircraft to commemorate its final flight with the squadron. Col. Scott S. Jensen, Marine Aircraft Group 29… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 14-Feb-13

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PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M more for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services Inc.,* Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,321,932 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance services in support of Marine Corps AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E aircraft platforms.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-13

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ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK awarded contract for AAR-47 missile warning systems

ATK (NYSE: ATK) has received a $48-million production contract from the U.S. Navy for the manufacturing of the AAR-47 Missile Warning System. The award encompasses production of new assemblies, including optical sensor converters and computer processors, as well as options for retrofitting weapon replaceable assembly upgrades and delivery of ATK’s Countermeasures Signal Simulator (CSS) to… Read more »

Source: ATK, 12-Dec-12

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PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12

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PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,186,509 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for reset organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Feb-12

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Hungary seek to buy 32 UH-1Ns

Hungary seek to buy 32 UH-1Ns

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress Dec. 6 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Hungary for the modification and inspection of 32 UH-1N Utility Helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $426 million. The Government of Hungary has requested a possible sale of… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 11-Dec-11

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Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M to convert one UH-1N to Huey II standard

Lockheed Martin awarded $8.4M to convert one UH-1N to Huey II standard

Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems of Warner Robins, Ga. is being awarded an estimated $8,395,974 cost plus award fee contract modification to modify and disassemble a UH-1N aircraft and convert it to a TH-1H aircraft. The cabin is inspected to find any cracks and corrosion which are repaired as required. The outdated obsolete analog avionics package… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Oct-11

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PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services awarded $15M contract modification for USMC helicopter maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,876,931 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corp aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, San Diego, Calif. (30 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-11

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Federal Program Integrators awarded $15M contract for flexible test modules

Federal Program Integrators awarded $15M contract for flexible test modules

Federal Program Integrators, Indian Island, Maine, was awarded a $15,300,000 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of two flexible test modules for the transmission test systems to test transmissions and gearboxes on AH-1, AH-64, CH-47, OH-58, UH-1N and UH-60 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Indian Island, Maine, and Corpus Christi, Texas,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jul-11

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US Navy UH-1N testbed demonstrates big leap in tactical networking

US Navy UH-1N testbed demonstrates big leap in tactical networking

The Navy’s only maritime helicopter testbed successfully prototyped and demonstrated technology offering significant improvements in tactical battlefield situational awareness recently at the Army’s Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona. Exercising technology developed and provided by Northrop Grumman’s Rotorcraft Avionics Innovation Laboratory, “T-Rex” (Testbed for Rapid Warfighter Response and Experimentation), the Navy’s UH-1N testbed aircraft, provided an… Read more »

14-Jun-11

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NG’s rotorcraft technology contributes to US Navy’s successful test bed flight

NG’s rotorcraft technology contributes to US Navy’s successful test bed flight

Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Digital Avionics Suite technology was recently used for the first time in the successful flight of a UH-1N helicopter that serves as an avionics test bed for future rotary wing hardware and software developments. The Test Bed for Rapid Warfighter Response and Experimentation, known as “T-Rex,” is operated by the U.S…. Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-May-11

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27-Apr-11 Bell UH-1N Hidden Mountain, US-New Mexico

News footage shows the UH-1N crashed near a ridgeline on Hidden Mountain.  While the tail appeared to be intact, fire destroyed the rest of the craft.  4 POB all rescued OK

27-Apr-11

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US Marine Corps UH-1N has mid-air engine fire

US Marine Corps UH-1N has mid-air engine fire

A US Marine Corps Bell UH-1N has today made an emergency landing in a field at Jacksonville, US-North Carolina after experiencing a mid-air port engine fire.  Based at the nearby Marine Corps Air Station New River, the photos of the UH-1N where it landed show significant scorch marks The six crew on board all exited… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-11

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PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services awarded $16M contract modification for USMC maintenance

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $15,918,581 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in Camp Pendleton, Calif. (30 percent); New River, N.C. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-11

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Helicopter may have had mechanical trouble before hard landing

Helicopter may have had mechanical trouble before hard landing

Accident on 8th August 2010 was recorded in HeliHub.com safety pages here

Source: Missoulian, 13-Aug-10

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6-Apr-09 Bell UH-1N Springfield, US-Pennsylvania

6-Apr-09 Bell UH-1N Springfield, US-Pennsylvania

06-Apr-09

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