CH-148

Most Canadian H92 Cyclone helicopters have cracks in tail

Most Canadian H92 Cyclone helicopters have cracks in tail

8-Dec-2021Source: CBC

Nearly all of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s Maritime fleet of CH-148 Cyclone helicopters are undergoing repairs after cracks were found in the tails of the aircraft. “12 Wing Shearwater, which encompasses the entire fleet, is prioritizing the order of repair to maximize return to serviceability for each aircraft,” according to a Department of National... Read more

Operational pause of CH-148 Cyclone fleet lifted

Operational pause of CH-148 Cyclone fleet lifted

25-Jun-2020Source: Government of Canada

The Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division, Lieutenant-General Alain Pelletier, has lifted the operational pause on the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter fleet. The return to flying operations follows a thorough risk assessment that outlined mitigation measures to ensure aircrews understand the conditions that led to the crash and how to avoid or resolve them. While... Read more

Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

6-Jan-2020Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) has renewed its contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers for Canada’s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends the services that Bluedrop is providing to the program until March... Read more

RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

RCAF to receive another Hoist Mission Training System

29-May-2019Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation

Bluedrop Performance Learning (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation are pleased to announce that it will deliver another Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force 19 Wing Comox in addition to a similar CH-148 Cyclone simulator delivered to 12 Wing Shearwater in July 2018. The immersive virtual... Read more

Global Tooling Systems a Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year

Global Tooling Systems a Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year

27-Apr-2018Source: Ascent Aerospace

 Global Tooling Systems, an Ascent Aerospace company, was recognized by Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky line of business at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida as the Program Supplier of the Year for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program CH-148 Cyclone.   According to a release by Lockheed Martin, “Global Tooling Systems provided the straightening tool prototype for the CMHP program... Read more

Military S-92 Grounded in Canada since 10 March

Military S-92 Grounded in Canada since 10 March

2-May-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Royal Canadian Air Force has had their CH-148 Cyclone helicopters grounded since 10 March. This was after an incident where one of the helicopters had a “momentary change in the descent rate.” A team from Sikorsky is currently at 12 Wing Shearwater, where the incident occurred, to conduct an investigation into the helicopter in... Read more

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

Royal Canadian Navy conducts first ASW events with CH148 Cyclone

7-Nov-2016Source: Royal Canadian Navy

A CH148 Cyclone helicopter from 12 Wing Shearwater, N.S., recently conducted its first anti-submarine warfare (ASW) events with Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Windsor off the coast of Nova Scotia. The exercise was linked to an ongoing Operational Test and Evaluation (OT&E) being conducted by the Helicopter Test and Evaluation Facility (HOTEF) at 12 Wing... Read more

Canadian Air Force expecting CH-148 Cyclone project completion in 2025

Canadian Air Force expecting CH-148 Cyclone project completion in 2025

8-Sep-2016Source: HeliHub.com

The Canadian air force faces an issue as their order of 28 new CH-148 Cyclone helicopters from Sikorksy Aircraft has been projected to only be completed in 2025. Earlier agreements had said that the order of the new fleet would be done by 2022. This new addition in time creates a problem as the new... Read more

443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron: New hangar opened and new Colour consecrated

443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron: New hangar opened and new Colour consecrated

23-Apr-2015Source: RCAF

A ceremony was held to mark the official opening and naming of 443 Maritime Helicopter Squadron’s new hangar facility at the Victoria International Airport in British Columbia on April 9, 2015. The ceremony, presided over by the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, Judith Guichon, also included the consecration of a new Colour (standard) for the... Read more

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 – Major Programs

The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 – Major Programs

9-Apr-2015Source: Research and Markets

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/2j6bv2/the_global) has announced the addition of the “The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2015-2025 – Major Programs: Market Profile” report to their offering. This report provides information on major programs planned in the global Military Rotorcraft market. It provides details on top programs in each segment expected to be executed during the forecast... Read more

Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone on display at Paris Air Show

Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone on display at Paris Air Show

17-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

The Sikorsky CH148 CYCLONE helicopter will debut in a static exhibit at the 49th International Paris Air Show. The aircraft on display was built under Sikorsky’s Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (CHMP), and is one of 28 CH148 aircraft that will be produced for the Canadian Forces to replace a fleet of SEA KING helicopters that... Read more

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