AValon 2011

Boeing, Thales to pursue Helicopter Aircrew Training opportunity

Boeing, Thales to pursue Helicopter Aircrew Training opportunity

3-Mar-2011Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] subsidiary Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding today at the 2011 Australian International Airshow to pursue Project Air 9000 Phase 7 – Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force. The companies will work together to design a fully integrated HATS solution for the Australian... Read more

Sikorsky signs MOU with Australian searchlight innovator Trakka Corp

Sikorsky signs MOU with Australian searchlight innovator Trakka Corp

3-Mar-2011Source: Sikorsky

AVALON, VIC., Australia – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Australian aviation searchlight innovator Trakka Corp., to jointly explore manufacturing opportunities in support of H-60 SEAHAWK and BLACK HAWK helicopters. “The MOU marks another step in our commitment to find the most skilled... Read more

AgustaWestland and BAE Systems sign agreement for Multi-Purpose Test Bench in Australia

AgustaWestland and BAE Systems sign agreement for Multi-Purpose Test Bench in Australia

3-Mar-2011Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and BAE Systems have announced plans to establish a world-leading helicopter transmission test facility in Australia. The facility, better known as a Multi-Purpose Test Bench (MPTB), will be the first of its kind in the southern hemisphere. AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is the leading European helicopter OEM and has operated its... Read more

Quickstep and Sikorsky sign MoU on defence contracts

Quickstep and Sikorsky sign MoU on defence contracts

3-Mar-2011Source: Quickstep

Australian advanced materials company Quickstep Holdings Limited (ASX:QHL  – “Quickstep”) has secured a further opportunity for aerospace/defence manufacturing work in Australia, today announcing it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with global helicopter company, Sikorsky International Operations Inc (“Sikorsky”), aimed at enabling Quickstep to become a recognised supplier to Sikorsky’s global supply chain. The... Read more

Eurocopter makes a grand entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show

Eurocopter makes a grand entrance at the 2011 Avalon Air Show

2-Mar-2011Source: Australian Aerospace

Australian Aerospace Limited, supported by Eurocopter, the world’s largest helicopter manufacturer, brings an impressive line-up of aircraft from its rotary-wing family to the 2011 Australian International Air Show at Avalon. A total of seven helicopters will be at Avalon, ranging in size from the smallest family member, the Eurocopter EC120B Colibri, to the largest, the... Read more

BAE Systems contract to maintain Australian Chinooks extended

BAE Systems contract to maintain Australian Chinooks extended

2-Mar-2011Source: Australian MoD

Minister for Defence Materiel Jason Clare today announced that Defence had signed a contract with BAE Systems to maintain the Army’s fleet of Chinook Helicopters.  The $20.9 million contract means that BAE will maintain and support the Chinooks over the next six years. “Chinooks were an important part of the Defence Force’s response to the... Read more

LockMart and Bristow team for Australian HATS requirement

LockMart and Bristow team for Australian HATS requirement

2-Mar-2011Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin and Bristow Helicopters Australia, an affiliated company of Bristow Group Inc. , today announced a partnership to offer a complete training solution to the Australian Defence Force for its Project Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) requirement. The HATS program will provide a rotary-wing training capability for Royal Australian Navy... Read more

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