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Bell-Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 cockpit Engine Modification

Bell-Boeing awarded $18M contract for V-22 cockpit Engine Modification

22-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $17,578,247 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00015 to previously issued delivery order 0090 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006.  This order provides for non-recurring engineering associated with Phase II of the development of the V-22 cockpit engine health indicator.  Work will be performed at Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (46... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $40M contract for Procurement of 4 MV-22 Components

Bell-Boeing awarded $40M contract for Procurement of 4 MV-22 Components

22-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a not-to-exceed $40,000,000 for modification P00002 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-17-C-0015) for the procurement of long-lead components associated with the manufacture and delivery of four fiscal year 2018 Lot 22 MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft for the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in... Read more

Four bidders for Polish attack helicopter order

Four bidders for Polish attack helicopter order

21-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Poland is currently launching the tender process for a new attack helicopter. Bidders used the MSPO show to showcase their candidates. The show was held in Kielce from September 5-8.  Warsaw is looking into acquiring 34 new attack helicopters, with an initial batch of three to be delivered by 2022, reports Flight Global. Turkish Aerospace... Read more

Boeing expect US Army to save $1 Billion by picking MH-139

Boeing expect US Army to save $1 Billion by picking MH-139

20-Sep-2017Source: Boeing

The Boeing [NYSE:BA] proposal for its MH-139 helicopter to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging Huey fleet could save more than $1 billion in acquisition costs and lifecycle expenses. The company today submitted its bid for the Air Force to buy up to 84 MH-139s to protect the country’s intercontinental ballistic missiles and meet certain... Read more

Boeing awarded $19M contract for field service representatives for the CH-47

Boeing awarded $19M contract for field service representatives for the CH-47

18-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, has been awarded an $18,903,268 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for field service representatives for the CH-47 cargo helicopter platform and avionics. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 14, 2020. U.S.... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 Delivery

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 Delivery

4-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,671,686 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification 11 to deliver order 0096 under previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 in support of the V-22 aircraft.  This modification provides for the procurement of Marine Corps MV-22 integrated aircraft survivability equipment and Air Force CV-22 directional infrared counter measures, advanced mission computer kits, validation/verification... Read more

Boeing awarded $202M contract for 22 Apache AH-64E helicopters

Boeing awarded $202M contract for 22 Apache AH-64E helicopters

4-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $202,200,000 modification (P00009) to contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for 22 Apache AH-64E helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2021. Fiscal 2017 other procurement (Army); and other procurement (Army) advanced procurement funds in the combined amount of $200,200,000 were obligated... Read more

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

4-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype is currently going through its ground trials at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Centre, Texas. The prototype is intended to replace the US Army’s Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters. Bell promises that the Valor will have twice the speed and range of current helicopters. It has a V-tail,... Read more

Boeing awarded $223M contract for 8 CH-47F Helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

Boeing awarded $223M contract for 8 CH-47F Helicopters for the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command

24-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co.-Philadelphia, Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a $222,549,505 firm-fixed-price modification (P00069) to contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for eight each CH-47F new build helicopters to support the Royal Saudi Land Forces Aviation Command (RSLFAC).  Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 30, 2021.  Fiscal 2017 foreign military sales funds... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $32M contract for V-22 Repairs

Bell Boeing awarded $32M contract for V-22 Repairs

23-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $31,980,025 for delivery order 7014 under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity basic contract (N00383-16-D-951N) for repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80 percent); and Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (20 percent).  Work is expected to be completed by December 2018. ... Read more

Boeing awarded $18M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters to United Arab Emirates

Boeing awarded $18M contract for Foreign Military Sales of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters to United Arab Emirates

8-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a $17,960,940 modification (PZ0003) to Foreign Military Sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0051 for post-production support services and performance based logistics in support of the United Arab Emirates Land Forces Longbow Apache program for a total of 30 AH-64D Apache helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa,... Read more

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

King Stallion and Chinook to battle for Israeli order

7-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Israeli is looking to modernizing their heavy-lift helicopter fleet by replacing their CH-53 Yasur helicopters. The fleet has been in service for over 50 years and although they have recently been upgraded, a replacement is needed. The money for the replacement will come from the MoU of $38 billion signed in 2016 between Washington and... Read more

Boeing awarded $277M contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program

Boeing awarded $277M contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program

31-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $276,641,287 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for engineering and manufacturing development for the CH-47F Block II program. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of July 27, 2020. Fiscal 2017 research, development, test, and evaluation... Read more

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

31-Jul-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s... Read more

Boeing takes MH-139 on tour

Boeing takes MH-139 on tour

31-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing’s new MH-139 helicopter arrived in Cheyenne on Tuesday last week and was on display at the Wyoming National Guard Open House by Wednesday. The aircraft was designed to enter into the competition to replace the U.S Air Force’s UH-1N Huey fleet, which was been in service since the 70s. The U.S. Air Force UH-1N... Read more

Vector awarded Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award

Vector awarded Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award

24-Jul-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery.  Vector’s component services team, based... Read more

Boeing awarded $27M contract for Preparation of Block 2 MH-47G

Boeing awarded $27M contract for Preparation of Block 2 MH-47G

18-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $26,999,498 task order for a cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for non-recurring engineering effort to prepare to manufacture Block 2 MH-47G aircraft.  The Block 2 MH-47G renew will be accomplished by incorporating new, salvaged, reworked or recapped government furnished equipment or contractor furnished equipment components into an upgraded airframe for... Read more

Airbus Bids for German Procurement Programme

Airbus Bids for German Procurement Programme

13-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Airbus has proposed that domestic firms receive a cut of the €4 billion contract that the German government has set aside for their next generation of low-risk heavy-lift helicopters. But due to their demands, the government is currently looking to Lockheed Martin and Boeing for their existing heavy-lift military units. Although the project must still... Read more

Boeing awarded $29M contract for rotary rudder helicopter blades

Boeing awarded $29M contract for rotary rudder helicopter blades

11-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, has been awarded a maximum $28,549,900 firm-fixed-price delivery order (ZB45) against an existing contract (SPE4A1-14-G-0007) for rotary rudder helicopter blades. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(2) from Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-2, which cites an unusual and compelling urgency. Location of performance is Arizona, with... Read more

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Foreign Military Sales of CH-47F Chinook parts to Netherlands and Turkey

Boeing awarded $14M contract for Foreign Military Sales of CH-47F Chinook parts to Netherlands and Turkey

6-Jul-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $14,297,933 modification (P00065) to foreign military sales (Netherlands, and Turkey) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for obsolescent parts changes for CH-47F Chinook helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2017 other funds in... Read more

Vector gains Bell Gold award for Chinook support

Vector gains Bell Gold award for Chinook support

6-Jul-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Corporation, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, , has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery. Vector’s component services team,... Read more

ViaSat Secures Multi-Year Contract

ViaSat Secures Multi-Year Contract

23-Jun-2017Source: ViaSat

The collaboration between ViaSat and Boeing on the integration of Link 16 and Soldier Radio Waveform capability for the Apache continues to be a great success. The degree to which these capabilities will improve Apache’s lethality and survivability, and enhance the operator’s situational awareness and ability to directly communicate with soldiers on the ground, are... Read more

Boeing Streamlining Defense and Space Unit to Boost Competitiveness

Boeing Streamlining Defense and Space Unit to Boost Competitiveness

16-Jun-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] is taking the next step in making its Defense, Space & Security (BDS) unit more globally competitive by eliminating a layer of executive oversight. “We need to be an agile organization that is more responsive to customers’ needs and committed to continually improving productivity,” said Defense, Space & Security President and CEO Leanne... Read more

Tata delivers first Chinook Crown and Tailcone to Boeing

Tata delivers first Chinook Crown and Tailcone to Boeing

13-Jun-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today announced the delivery of the first crown and tailcone assembly for the Indian configuration of the CH-47F Chinook helicopter. Manufactured by TASL in Hyderabad, the parts will be delivered to Boeing for final assembly of the 15 helicopters on delivery to the Indian Air Force.... Read more

Triumph Agreement with Boeing Extends Support for V-22

Triumph Agreement with Boeing Extends Support for V-22

12-Jun-2017Source: Triumph Group

Triumph (NYSE:TGI) announced they have been selected by Boeing to support the V-22 Osprey Multiyear 3 contract, once approved. The contract is expected to be negotiated before the end of 2017 between  and the . The agreement extends the statement of work Triumph currently has on the V-22 Multiyear 2 contract, and also reinstates work that was... Read more

Boeing taking three helicopters to Paris Air Show

Boeing taking three helicopters to Paris Air Show

9-Jun-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] today confirmed that a 737 MAX 9 flight test airplane will participate in the flying display at the Paris Air Show, which runs June 19-25 at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The 737 MAX 9 completed its first flight in April, while Boeing and Malindo Air celebrated the first delivery of the 737 MAX... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $7M contract for Designing and Developing VSLED for V-22

Bell-Boeing awarded $7M contract for Designing and Developing VSLED for V-22

8-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,378,057 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order 0002 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N68335-13-G-0010).  This order provides for the design and development of the Midwing Avionics Obsolescence Vibration Structural Life and Engine Diagnostic (VSLED) operational test program set, as well as the production of three... Read more

AH-6SA Delivery to Saudi Arabia

AH-6SA Delivery to Saudi Arabia

6-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Saudi Arabian National Guard received their first order of Boeing AH-6SA Little Bird reconnaissance helicopters on the 4 June. They arrived at the airbase of Khashm Al-Aan. Little Bird is a variant on the MH-6 light helicopter and is designed for light attack, close combat attack, anti-armour and reconnaissance, reports Defence Blog.... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

Bell-Boeing awarded $8M contract for V-22 proprotor blade work

5-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $7,708,381 for cost-plus- fixed-fee delivery order N0001917F1034 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002) in support of the V-22.  This order provides for the non-recurring engineering and testing for the expansion of the Nickle Cap on the proprotor blades to extend the life and increase readiness... Read more

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to COTESA

5-Jun-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA. “We are committed to bringing opportunities to German companies from across the Boeing enterprise and will continue to strive to bring the best of Boeing... Read more

31-May-17 Boeing AH-64 Dornstadt-Tomerdingen, Germany

31-May-17 Boeing AH-64 Dornstadt-Tomerdingen, Germany

31-May-2017

Emergency landing in a field of crop. No apparent damage from photos in press.  Quote > Instruments indicated that the hydraulics powering the flight control system had a loss in pressure, prompting a “land-as-soon-as-possible condition”... Read more

Boeing awarded $15M contract for Apache main rotor blade repair

Boeing awarded $15M contract for Apache main rotor blade repair

30-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $14,522,875 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the Apache main rotor blade. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Monrovia, California, with an estimated completion date of May 2, 2022. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $14,522,875 were... Read more

Boeing awarded $143M contract for 24 AH-64E Apaches modification

Boeing awarded $143M contract for 24 AH-64E Apaches modification

25-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $143,414,164 modification (P00005) to foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for a directed change for the Saudi Arabia National Guard II and III unique modifications to 24 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of April 1, 2022.... Read more

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

Government of Greece– CH-47D Helicopters

25-May-2017Source: DSCA

WASHINGTON, Apr. 28, 2017 – The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Greece for CH-47D helicopters. The estimated cost is $80 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on April 27, 2017. The Government of Greece... Read more

Boeing awarded $541M contract for production of 15 CH-47Fs

Boeing awarded $541M contract for production of 15 CH-47Fs

21-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $541,088,553 modification (P00064) to foreign military sales (Netherlands) contract W58RGZ-13-C-0002 for production lot 15 CH-47F cargo renew and new build helicopters. Work will be performed in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2020. Fiscal 2010, 2016 and 2017 other funds in the... Read more

Boeing awarded $26M support contract for 24 Saudi AH-6i helicopters

Boeing awarded $26M support contract for 24 Saudi AH-6i helicopters

17-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $25,522,594 firm-fixed-price foreign military sales (Saudi Arabia) contract for post-production service support for the Saudi Arabia National Guard for 24 AH-6i helicopters. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona; and Saudi Arabia, with an estimated completion date of April... Read more

Boeing awarded $488M contract to re-manufacture 38 AH-64 Apaches

Boeing awarded $488M contract to re-manufacture 38 AH-64 Apaches

17-May-2017Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $488,076,762 modification (P00007) to foreign military sales (United Kingdom) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of 38 AH-64 Apache aircraft, and to procure three Longbow crew trainers and associated spares. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 31, 2024. Fiscal 2010 other funds in the... Read more

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

17-May-2017Source: Columbia Helicopters

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. has announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its CH-47 Chinook transmission repair efforts. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters received the award for maintaining a Gold performance rating for each month of the... Read more

Jeppesen and ForeFlight Form Alliance

Jeppesen and ForeFlight Form Alliance

9-May-2017Source: Jeppesen

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company and a leader in aviation navigation and operational efficiency solutions, and ForeFlight, the innovative provider of mobile and web aviation applications, today announced that the companies have entered into in a long-term strategic alliance to combine their industry-leading capabilities and worldwide content. Together, Jeppesen and ForeFlight will build on their common... Read more

Onboard Systems Receives 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Onboard Systems Receives 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

10-Apr-2017Source: Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced it has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) for quality and on-time delivery for the eighth consecutive year. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Onboard Systems maintained a Gold composite... Read more

First Australian EC135 goes live on military training contract

First Australian EC135 goes live on military training contract

4-Apr-2017

Boeing’s Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) program is off to a flying start, with the first flight of its live training aircraft marking official transfer to the military aircraft register. This was achieved following successful completion of an Airworthiness Board Review, and receipt of approval for a special flight permit from the Australian Defence Force’s... Read more

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

20-Mar-2017Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches... Read more

Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

Boeing submits AW139 bid for USAF UH-1N replacement

5-Mar-2017Source: Boeing

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

New Boeing Base Creates 1,500 Job Opportunities

New Boeing Base Creates 1,500 Job Opportunities

14-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Boeings new Boscombe Down base will bring 1,500 jobs to the local community. They hope to have their number of staff up from 1,300 to 4,000 by 2025. The new base is being constructed due to the contract Boeing signed with the Government for 50 AH-64E Apache helicopters. As reported by Andover Advertiser, the new... Read more

Boeing Reassures Leonardo Helicopters of Job Security

Boeing Reassures Leonardo Helicopters of Job Security

8-Feb-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The UK Government gave Boeing permission to build a new base in Boscombe Down as well as a contract for 50 Apache helicopters. Boeing has received some negative feedback from Leonardo Helicopters and their respective employee unions over job security in Yeovil. Nick Whitney, Boeing’s Spokesperson, has stated that they have no intention of moving... Read more

Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional  pounds back to the solider

Chinook Composite Blades Proven to give an additional pounds back to the solider

23-Jan-2017Source: Boeing

One of the critical technologies for the Chinook’s future is now proven. During recent flight tests at Boeing’s facility in Mesa, Ariz., the aircraft demonstrated the Advanced Chinook Rotor Blades (ACRB) give an additional 1,500 pounds back to the solider. Developed by Boeing and the U.S. Army, the ACRB is a new fully composite blade... Read more

Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

Saudi Arabia Receives Boeing AH6i Little Bird Shipment

5-Jan-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Saudi Arabia has received the first shipment of their 24 Boeing AH-6i Little Bird reconnaissance and light attack helicopter deal. Boeing did not state it was Saudi Arabia, but in their in-house magazine Frontiers, they mentioned that the type was accepted in August 2016 by their first international customer. The US Army had no comment... Read more

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

21-Nov-2016Source: Qld Government

A $50 million upgrade to the Singapore Armed Forces’ facilities at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, has been awarded to Toowoomba-based construction company FKG Group. The project will include refurbishment of helicopter training facilities and the construction of new logistics and maintenance facilities and airfield infrastructure for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), which... Read more

Boeing Names new President of Defense and Space Development Organization

Boeing Names new President of Defense and Space Development Organization

14-Nov-2016Source: boeing

Boeing [NYSE:BA] is promoting Pat Goggin to be president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organization, succeeding Jim O’Neill who will retire next year. Goggin currently is vice president of Airplane Programs Engineering for the company’s Commercial Airplanes unit, overseeing the engineering teams that support all the current 7-series passenger planes. Before that, he... Read more

Aurora to Develop Unmanned UH-1H

Aurora to Develop Unmanned UH-1H

14-Nov-2016Source: Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora’s TALOS system has been demonstrated previously on a Boeing H-6U Unmanned Little Bird flown autonomously, and three different human-piloted Bell 206 aircraft. “The arrival of a Huey as our third test platform frames a key point for future customers – the TALOS system is platform agnostic; you’re not buying a new fleet of helicopters,... Read more

100 seat VTOL Patent Awarded To Boeing

100 seat VTOL Patent Awarded To Boeing

7-Nov-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing has been awarded a patent by the US Patent and Trademark Office, indicating the desire to build a 100 seat commercial passenger VTOL aircraft. The patent was filed in June 2014 and was awarded to them this past Tuesday, 25th October 2016. Boeing reports that their aim to build a VTOL aircraft was in... Read more

PCX Aerostructures Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

PCX Aerostructures Celebrates Manufacturing Milestone

26-Oct-2016Source: PCX Aerostructures

“We are humbled that the Army is honoring the many years of dedicated hard work our employees have devoted to the success of the CH-47 program by landing this helicopter at our headquarters.  In addition to our current staff performing outstanding work on this platform, in many cases their fathers and mothers also worked on... Read more

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

Engine upgrades for US Army Chinooks under consideration

14-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Boeing is considering a Block 2 upgrade to the US Army’s CH-47 Chinook, while Honeywell tries to improve the power efficiency of the T55 turboshaft engine by 25% and reduce the fuel consumption by 8%. Honeywell aims to perform a rig test in November this year, reports Flight Global, giving them more information to design... Read more

$3.3 Billion Apache Contract in Negotiations for US Army

$3.3 Billion Apache Contract in Negotiations for US Army

10-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A multi-year contract is being negotiated between The Defence Department and Boeing. The contract is for 275 AH-64E Apache helicopters, costing at $3.3 billion. As reported by DoD Buzz, the negotiations began after the Army’s proposed procurement plan was approved by the Office of the Secretary of Defence. The Army hopes to get sign approval... Read more

Boeing and Korean Air Work on Unmanned MD500

Boeing and Korean Air Work on Unmanned MD500

26-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A Memorandum of Agree has been signed between Boeing and Korean Air. They have agreed to work in partner to develop an unmanned attack platform from MD Helicopters MD500. Boeing has reported that they will provide technical support and together they will market it to the export market. The project is based off of Korean... Read more

LORD Corporation Announces CH-47 Product Qualification

LORD Corporation Announces CH-47 Product Qualification

8-Sep-2016Source: Lord Corp

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter. Under contract with Boeing since Sept. 2013, LORD has completed all program milestones and has received final qualification approval for the state-of-the-art patented system... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $80M delivery order for V-22 work

Bell Boeing awarded $80M delivery order for V-22 work

25-Aug-2016Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is being awarded $80,250,156 for modification of delivery order 0006 under a previously awarded contract (N00019-09-D-0008) for repair of various parts on the V-22 aircraft.  This is the final year of performance on a five-year, no option performance based logistics contract.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth,... Read more

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

GE awarded $102M Preliminary Design engine contract for Apache and Black Hawk

25-Aug-2016Source: GE

The United States Army Contracting Command (ACC), based at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, AL, awarded GE Aviation a $102M, 24-month contract leading to a Preliminary Design Review of its GE3000 engine for the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP). The GE3000 is a 3,000 shaft horsepower engine that will provide advanced turboshaft propulsion capability for the... Read more

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney win design review contract for Black Hawk and Apache engines

24-Aug-2016Source: ATEC

The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters. The two-year contract, part of the Army’s Improved Turbine Engine (ITE)... Read more

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Training System to South Korea

23-Aug-2016Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate... Read more

Swedish aviation museum puts Vertol 107 on civil register

Swedish aviation museum puts Vertol 107 on civil register

18-Aug-2016Source: Nordic Rotors

The Swedish aviation museum Aeroseum has obtained the formal civil registration for its soon-to-be-flying Kawasaki Vertol 107. The helicopter, which previously served with the Swedish Armed Forces, has been waiting for this since its last landing on 1 March 2011. This touchdown was also the very last landing of a Vertol 107 in the Swedish... Read more

Vector Aerospace may lay off 60 in UK

Vector Aerospace may lay off 60 in UK

10-Aug-2016Source: HeliHub.com

A local news outlet in Portsmouth is reporting that 60 jobs at the local Vector Aerospace facility at Fleetlands are at risk after the company lost s contract. Portsmouth News says Vector had bid for the Digital Automatic Flight Control System upgrade programme for the Royal Air Force’s Chinook helicopter fleet. Steve Burnell from Boeing Defence... Read more

V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

8-Aug-2016Source: US Navy

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29. An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D printed link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle. This link and fitting assembly is one of four... Read more

Seyer Industries awarded $27M V-22 support contract

Seyer Industries awarded $27M V-22 support contract

31-Jul-2016Source: US DoD

Seyer Industries Inc.,* St. Peters, Missouri, is being awarded a $27,316,194 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide support equipment for the V-22 in support of the Navy and Air Force. Parts to be procured include support equipment, spare parts and assorted adapters, kits and assemblies. Work will be performed at St. Peters, Missouri, and is expected... Read more

Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

31-Jul-2016Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,561,182 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-12-C-0033) for the procurement of one MV-22 TiltrotorContainerized Flight Training Device for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia (90 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (8... Read more

Royal Australian Navy hosts first MV-22 Osprey sea trials

Royal Australian Navy hosts first MV-22 Osprey sea trials

22-Jul-2016Source: RAN

HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time. The trial was conducted as part of the Sea Phase for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the north east coast of Hawaii. Commander Air, HMAS Canberra, Commander Adrian... Read more

Four MV-22 Ospreys to be built for Japan

Four MV-22 Ospreys to be built for Japan

20-Jul-2016Source: US DoD

The following statement from the US Dept of Defense yesterday indicates that four MV-22 Ospreys are to be built for Japan, with the wording carefully crafted due to the way that the Far Eastern country had regarded their defence operations since 1954 – for example, they use “Air Self-Defence Force” in place of “Air Force”... Read more

MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

MBDA demonstrates Brimstone missile live firing from Apache

20-Jul-2016Source: MBDA

MBDA and Boeing have successfully completed a series of physical trials and firings of Brimstone on the AH-64E attack helicopter to confirm the feasibility of integrating the missile with the United Kingdom’s future Apache AH-64E fleet. These trials validate a prior UK MOD study contract with MBDA and Boeing that confirmed integration was expected to... Read more

Longbow LLC Receives $89M Contract for Apache Radar Upgrades

Longbow LLC Receives $89M Contract for Apache Radar Upgrades

14-Jul-2016Source: Longbow

The U.S. Army awarded the LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) an $89.8 million contract to upgrade the Apache attack helicopter’s LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR). The LONGBOW LLC is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC). The contract includes the production of 84 Radar Electronics Units (REUs) as well... Read more

UK confirms Apaches to be built by Boeing

UK confirms Apaches to be built by Boeing

11-Jul-2016Source: Boeing

Boeing  will deliver 50 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters to the British Army under an agreement signed between the U.S. and UK governments, the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) announced today. The agreement is also a precursor to potential, significant long-term support opportunities for Boeing. David Pitchforth, vice president and managing director of Boeing Defence UK... Read more

Bell-Boeing wins $74M order for one V-22 for US Navy

Bell-Boeing wins $74M order for one V-22 for US Navy

8-Jul-2016Source: US DoD

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $73,939,536 for modification P00053 to the previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm target multi-year contract (N00019-12-C-2001).  This modification provides for the manufacture and delivery of one CV-22 tilt rotor aircraft for the Air Force pursuant to the variation in quantity clause.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas... Read more

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

Bell announces Farnborough showcase

6-Jul-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Bell have announced that they will Helicopter will showcase the Bell 407GXP at Farnborough Air Show, which opens next Monday in the UK.  The aircraft was shown this last weekend at Heli UK Expo, and is pending delivery to Topflight Helicopters – an order announced earlier this year at the HAI Heli Expo in Louisville. ... Read more

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

Australian Army receive three Chinooks over two months ahead of schedule

28-Jun-2016Source: Australian DoD

In a major boost to Army’s medium lift helicopter capability, CASG has delivered three additional CH-47Fs Chinooks two and half months ahead of schedule. The addition of three CH-47Fs to the existing fleet of seven significantly expands Army’s battlefield capability in the areas of air mobile, air assault, aero medical evacuation and amphibious operations, as... Read more

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

CH-47 Chinook Rear Crew Trainer reaches milestone

24-Jun-2016Source: Bluedrop

Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) [TSX-V: BPL] together with Boeing [NYSE: BA], announced today that it has completed a major milestone in the development of the next-generation CH-47 Chinook helicopter Rear Crew Trainer with the integration of its Canadian-built fuselage with Boeing’s cockpit training simulator system. The fuselage is part of a forty-two foot-long mock-up... Read more

V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

V-22 being tested as fixed-wing replacement for US Navy vertrep work

22-Jun-2016Source: US Navy

In preparation for the planned replacement of the C-2 Greyhound, USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) received a V-22 Osprey from Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron (VMX) 1 for landings and takeoffs, June 12. The V-22 is being tested and evaluated as it is scheduled to become the singular logistics platform on an aircraft carrier... Read more

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