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RAF to upgrade HC4 Chinook fleet

RAF to upgrade HC4 Chinook fleet

The UK is upgrading their Royal Air Force’s Boeing Chinook HC4 helicopters. The fleet will be brought to the new HC6 standard, reports IHS Jane’s. The 38 helicopters are being given Boeing Digital Automatic Flight Control Systems, replacing their analogue systems. This process is planned to take up to 12 months. They also are adding… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-17

Australia – new helipad opens at Hervey Bay Hospital

Australia – new helipad opens at Hervey Bay Hospital

Hervery Bay Hospital is opening their newly constructed helipad this week. Along with the helipad opening, they are also announcing the completion of their new 125-space parking lot. The upgrades are all part of a $44.2 million project to renovate the emergency department. They will also be building six new ambulance bays and are looking… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-17

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Canadian Defence Minister wants B412 and AW101 upgrades

Canadian Defence Minister wants B412 and AW101 upgrades

The Canadian Defence Minister, Harjit Sajjan, has announced that upgrades for their Bell “Griffon” B412 and Leonardo “Cormorant”AW101 should be a priority in the defence budget. He feels that if upgrades cannot be guaranteed, that the helicopters should be removed from service. This announcement was made at a conference on defence policy reviews. Debate has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-17

Aselsan Looks to Upgrade 10,000 Mi-series Helicopters

Aselsan Looks to Upgrade 10,000 Mi-series Helicopters

Aselsan, Turkey’s largest defence company, has announced that they will play their part in the upgrade of 10,000 Mi-series helicopters across the globe. Their three top priorities being the Gulf, Turkic countries and Central Asia. They have done a demonstration upgrade on a Mi-17. Their upgrades included keyboard display units, mission computers, multi-function displays, internal… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Apr-17

Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently received approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft.  In December 2016, Vector received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

Punjab Government Plans on Aircraft Refurbishment

Punjab Government Plans on Aircraft Refurbishment

The Punjab Government has decided that instead of purchasing a new helicopter, they will put money towards repairing Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s old helicopter. In December they had issued a payment of Rs 27.5 crore for the repair work to be done in Russia, but they faced difficulties, reports Dunya News. They then allowed a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-17

Rogerson Kratos UH-60A Digital cockpit upgrade makes first flight

Rogerson Kratos UH-60A Digital cockpit upgrade makes first flight

The aircraft design upgrade replaces the factory analog gauges with electronic instrument flat panel displays and offers greater situational awareness, reduced pilot workload, and improved mission safety. Experienced Black Hawk pilots Terence Reeves and Travis Hack flew the helicopter from Dallas Meacham field for a 45 minute flight, performing normal operations for the newly installed… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 09-Jan-17

Aspen Latest Software Upgrade Now Certified

Aspen Latest Software Upgrade Now Certified

Aspen Avionics announced today that FAA certification has been received for its latest software upgrade to include several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi-function display (MFD).  The latest software upgrade includes textual METARS information to be displayed on the MFD which provides an intuitive display of subscription-free weather data in an easy-to-read… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 09-Nov-16

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“Sikorsky 2025” project extends life of vital helicopter

“Sikorsky 2025” project extends life of vital helicopter

The project to improve the Sikorsky CH 53 helicopter, “Sikorsky 2025” has come a long way in recent years. In order to upgrade the helicopter, old systems were removed, other systems upgraded, and new systems added. This month, the upgrades have made a large step forward, with all new systems receiving operational status. “The significance… Read more »

Source: Israel Defence Force, 24-Jan-12

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Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece to upgrade Apaches to Longbow standard

Greece are planning to upgrade at least 12, and possibly a further 7, Apaches to AH-64D Longbow standard

15-Sep-10

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British Army to extend Lynx upgrade, review training system

British Army to extend Lynx upgrade, review training system

he British Army’s remaining Lynx AH9 utility helicopters will be modified to AgustaWestland’s improved AH9A configuration, following MoD approval to extend the effort to all 22 aircraft.

Source: FlightGlobal, 03-Mar-10

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Brazilian Army upgrades its AS565K Panther fleet

Brazilian Army upgrades its AS565K Panther fleet

The Brazilian Army has signed contracts with both Turbomeca and Helibras Brazil which will result in the modernization of 34 of their Eurocopter AS565K Panthers, or “Pantera” as they are known locally. These aircraft were acquired in 1988. The upgrades include installation of new engines, avionics and navigation radios.  Military engineers will be involved in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com editorial team, 07-Jan-10

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BAE Systems optimistic full Australian Black Hawk EWSP upgrade will proceed

Source: Rotorhub, 15-Jul-09

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