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Sikorsky begins powered ground tests of CH-53K with rotor blades

Sikorsky begins powered ground tests of CH-53K with rotor blades

2-May-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has begun full system testing of the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter with all seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades attached for the first time to a non-flying prototype called the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). Powered “Light-Off” with rotor... Read more

Sikorsky tests CH-53K for airframe structural strength

Sikorsky tests CH-53K for airframe structural strength

11-Apr-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article, the tests are part of a three-year program... Read more

Exelis receives $34M contract for key CH-53K components

Exelis receives $34M contract for key CH-53K components

25-Feb-2014Source: Exelis

Exelis has been awarded a contract valued in excess of $34 million from Sikorsky to produce major structural airframe components for four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters . Designated as System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four aircraft will enable the U.S. Marine Corps to conduct operational evaluation of the new helicopter system beginning in 2017. Exelis will fabricate and... Read more

Sikorsky powers up CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle

Sikorsky powers up CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle

11-Feb-2014Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), has powered up the engines and spun the rotor head on the first prototype CH-53K heavy lift helicopter — designated the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). The January 24 event continues the “Bare Head Light Off” phase of testing — so named because it was conducted without rotor blades — that... Read more

Sikorsky Completes Initial Tests of First CH-53K Rotor Blades

Sikorsky Completes Initial Tests of First CH-53K Rotor Blades

1-Nov-2013Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft has successfully completed the initial phase of testing for the first-ever main and tail rotor blades manufactured for the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program. Designed specially to help meet the Marine Corps requirement to lift the aircraft’s maximum gross weight of 88,000 pounds, the all-composite blades are the largest and... Read more

Pentagon withholds payments to Sikorsky for business system flaws

Pentagon withholds payments to Sikorsky for business system flaws

14-Oct-2013Source: Bloomberg

The 5% withholding is the maximum that can be temporarily docked from companies for shortcomings in a system to track cost and schedule performance, under regulations the Pentagon adopted in August 2012.  See full story... Read more

Kratos wins $8.5M contract for CH-53K Maintenance Training Systems

Kratos wins $8.5M contract for CH-53K Maintenance Training Systems

1-Oct-2013Source: Kratos

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.KTOS +0.00% , a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received from Sikorsky a contract award valued at over $8.5 million to design and develop maintenance training systems for the CH-53K heavy lift replacement helicopter. Kratos will provide a full-fidelity Maintenance Training Device Suite (MTDS), as well as... Read more

CPI Aero to build CH-53K structures for Spirit AeroSystems

CPI Aero to build CH-53K structures for Spirit AeroSystems

9-Sep-2013Source: CPI Aero

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero(R)) (NYSE MKT:CVU) announced that it has been selected by Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (Spirit) (NYSE: SPR) to manufacture structural assemblies for four CH-53K heavy lift helicopter System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA). Spirit will produce the four additional SDTA cockpit and cabin components of the CH-53K for its prime contractor Sikorsky Aircraft... Read more

General Electric awarded $15M contract for CH-53K engine parts

General Electric awarded $15M contract for CH-53K engine parts

22-Jul-2013Source: US DoD

General Electric Co., Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $15,691,247 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for the procurement of time critical parts for incorporation into the T-408-GE-400 gas turbine engine in support of the CH-53K helicopter program.  Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., and is expected to be completed in December 2016.  Fiscal 2013 research, development, test... Read more

Increased CH-53K procurement “Not Justified” says auditor

Increased CH-53K procurement “Not Justified” says auditor

4-Jul-2013Source: Office of Inspector General

This report is the first in a series of reports evaluating Naval Air Systems Command acquisition management of the CH-53K program. We evaluated the CH-53K program documentation used to support the increased procurement quantity from 156 to 200 aircraft for the CH-53K program. What We Found The Marine Corps procurement quantity for CH-53K Heavy Lift... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems wins $60M contract for OpEval CH-53K work

Spirit AeroSystems wins $60M contract for OpEval CH-53K work

28-Jun-2013Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) has received a $60 million contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to supply the major structural cockpit and cabin components of four additional CH-53K heavy lift helicopters. Designated System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four production-representative aircraft will be used by the U.S. Marine Corps to evaluate the helicopter’s mission capabilities in service operating... Read more

Sikorsky contracted for four CH-53K prototypes at $435M

Sikorsky contracted for four CH-53K prototypes at $435M

31-May-2013Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $435,315,279 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) to procure four CH-53K System Demonstration Test Article aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn. (17 percent); West Palm Beach, Fla. (17 percent); Wichita, Kan.(15 percent); Salt Lake City, Utah (10 percent); St. Louis, Mo. (4... Read more

Cobham to supply srea microphone preamplifier for CH-53K

Cobham to supply srea microphone preamplifier for CH-53K

11-Jan-2013Source: Cobham

Cobham has won an order from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to supply its Model 265-005 Area Microphone Preamplifier for the United States Marine Corps’ CH-53K Super Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter. Cobham Aerospace Communications manufactures Area Microphone Preamplifier Equipment compatible with several manufacturers’ voice and data recorders used across a wide range of aircraft applications.  The Model... Read more

Orbit International receives CH-53K electronics subcontract

Orbit International receives CH-53K electronics subcontract

10-Jan-2013Source: Orbit International

Orbit International Corp. (NASDAQ:ORBT) today announced that its Electronics Group has received a Letter Subcontract with a not-to-exceed value of $1,180,000 to manufacture displays for a major helicopter program. Work on this project will be performed at Orbit’s Tulip Development Laboratory (“TDL”) subsidiary located in Quakertown, PA. The Letter Subcontract authorizes TDL to commence the... Read more

CH-53K prototype moves on to Flight Test Team

CH-53K prototype moves on to Flight Test Team

5-Dec-2012Source: Sikorsky

The Sikorsky team developing the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps has delivered the first prototype aircraft — the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV) — from the assembly line to the flight test team. The move will enable Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to prepare and test the GTV aircraft for hundreds... Read more

GE issues CH-53K engine test status update

GE issues CH-53K engine test status update

29-Aug-2012

GE reports that four GE38 turboshaft engines in support of Sikorsky Aircraft’s CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program under development for the U.S. Marine Corps, continue to demonstrate maturity and durable operating capabilities during testing at GE’s Lynn, Massachusetts, facility as well as MTU’s Munich, Germany, facility. A fifth factory test engine will join the program later... Read more

Donaldson delivers CH-53K ground test vehicle EAPPS units

Donaldson delivers CH-53K ground test vehicle EAPPS units

17-May-2012Source: Donaldson

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has delivered the first complete shipset of CH-53K Engine Air Particle Protection System (EAPPS) Units to Sikorsky Aircraft. The milestone delivery supports Sikorsky’s System Development and Demonstration Program. The advanced engine protection units featuring Donaldson’s patented Strataâ„¢ Tube technology will be installed on... Read more

Sikorsky gets $7M more for live-fire tests of CH-53K

Sikorsky gets $7M more for live-fire tests of CH-53K

7-May-2012Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $7,808,818 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-award-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) to incorporate live fire test and evaluation efforts in support of the CH-53K Helicopter Program.  Work will be performed at Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division, China Lake, Calif. (80 percent), and Stratford, Conn. (20 percent).  Work... Read more

Aurora delivers engine nacelles to CH-53K program

Aurora delivers engine nacelles to CH-53K program

1-May-2012Source: Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences has delivered the first pair of forward engine nacelles to Sikorsky Aircraft for assembly onto the first CH-53K prototype helicopter, the U.S. Marine Corps’ new-generation heavy lift rotorcraft. Both nacelles will be integrated onto the CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle at Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) facility in West Palm Beach,... Read more

Sikorsky win $25M more for CH-53K maintenance

Sikorsky win $25M more for CH-53K maintenance

16-Apr-2012Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $25,674,383 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) to provide detailed maintenance plans in support of the CH-53K helicopter program.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Conn., and is expected to be completed in December 2015.  Contract funds will not expire at the end of... Read more

Sikorsky breaks ground on 35,000 sq.foot hangar in Florida

Sikorsky breaks ground on 35,000 sq.foot hangar in Florida

27-Mar-2012Source: Orlando Sentinel

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. broke ground Tuesday on a new helicopter hangar that some hope will give lift to bigger expansion plans in Palm Beach County. (see full story)... Read more

Northrop Grumman to upgrade LN-251 Navigation System for CH-53K

Northrop Grumman to upgrade LN-251 Navigation System for CH-53K

29-Feb-2012Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a Phase II contract by the U.S. Navy to modify existing software for the LN-251 embedded GPS/fiber-optic inertial navigation system (INS) on the new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter. The $5.6 million contract to support integration of the LN-251 system was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR),... Read more

Sikorsky awarded another $15M for CH-53K development

Sikorsky awarded another $15M for CH-53K development

26-Feb-2012Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $15,450,047 modification against a previously awarded cost-plus-incentive-fee contract (N00019-06-C-0081) for a fleet common operating environment condition based maintenance plus software toolset in support of the CH-53K helicopter program.  In addition, this modification includes installation, operation, and recurring data analysis utilizing the basic and advanced capabilities within... Read more

First CH-53K engine isolation and elastomeric hardware shipped

First CH-53K engine isolation and elastomeric hardware shipped

10-Feb-2012Source: LORD Corp

LORD Corporation — a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control — recently completed its first shipment of engine isolation hardware for the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter. This milestone is part of LORD Corporation’s System Design & Development (SDD) contracts for this aircraft with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The first contract, awarded in August 2009, was for the design,... Read more

Northrop Grumman to integrate LN-251 navigation system on CH-53K

Northrop Grumman to integrate LN-251 navigation system on CH-53K

19-Dec-2011Source: Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract by the U.S. Navy to provide integration and laboratory test support for the LN-251 embedded global positioning system (GPS)/fiber-optic inertial navigation system (INS) on the new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter. The contract was awarded by the Naval Air Systems Command, based in Patuxent River, Md.... Read more

CH-53K team receives DoD “Top 5 Programs” award

CH-53K team receives DoD “Top 5 Programs” award

26-Oct-2011Source: Sikorsky

The CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team won the Department of Defense Systems Engineering Top 5 Programs Award today at the annual NDIA Systems Engineering Conference Award Luncheon in San Diego, Calif. The National Defense Industry Association presented the prestigious award to the CH-53K Helicopter Systems Engineering Team, consisting of both Naval Air Systems Command and... Read more

Univ Maryland schedules CH-53K presentation

Univ Maryland schedules CH-53K presentation

21-Oct-2011Source: University of Maryland

Join the Department of Aerospace Engineering on November 10, 2011 for a presentation on The CH-53K Marine Corps Program with Dr. Michael S. Torok,Vice President and Chief Engineer of the Marine Corps Program. The talk will take place in the lecture hall (room 1110) of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering building. Meet the Speaker Michael S.... Read more

Fiberforge appoints CH-53K Program Manager

Fiberforge appoints CH-53K Program Manager

11-Oct-2011Source: Fiberforge

Fiberforge, a leader in the thermoplastic advanced composites industry, today announced the addition of Njord A. Rota as Program Manager for its CH-53K Program, which is one of the company’s most significant aerospace projects. Rota joins Fiberforge from Lockheed Martin Corporation, where he was the Chief Test Pilot and served as the Test Director for... Read more

First GE38 engine delivered for Marine Corps CH-53K program

First GE38 engine delivered for Marine Corps CH-53K program

9-Aug-2011Source: General Electric

GE has delivered the first engine for the Sikorsky CH-53K Ground Test Vehicle culminating two years of successful testing that has convincingly demonstrated the engine’s ability to provide the increased mission capability required for United States Marine Corps (USMC) missions. “Every day, testing has validated our design philosophy and reinforced our confidence in our ability... Read more

Sikorsky assembling ground test vehicle for CH-53K program

Sikorsky assembling ground test vehicle for CH-53K program

21-Jun-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky has begun assembly of the CH-53K Helicopter Ground Test Vehicle (GTV) at Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) facility in West Palm Beach, Florida, marking progress toward the system validation test phase of the Heavy Lift Replacement Program. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The GTV is the... Read more

GKN Aerospace earns coveted AHS Supplier Excellence Award

GKN Aerospace earns coveted AHS Supplier Excellence Award

8-May-2011Source: GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace has received the 2011 American Helicopter Society (AHS) Supplier Excellence Award for its exceptional work on the Sikorsky CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program. The Company has delivered the first two aft transition fuselage sections for the CH-53K helicopter under the weight specified, on schedule, with “best in class” quality. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is... Read more

Aurora delivers first main rotor pylon for CH-53K

Aurora delivers first main rotor pylon for CH-53K

23-Apr-2011Source: Aurora Flight Sciences

On April 26, 2011 Aurora Flight Sciences will celebrate the delivery of the first CH-53K Helicopter Main Rotor Pylon (MRP) structural assembly to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The CH-53K helicopter will be the world’s premier heavy lift helicopter. The helicopter will provide the US Marine Corps expeditionary forces with heavy... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems to recognize Q1 charge on CH-53K program

Spirit AeroSystems to recognize Q1 charge on CH-53K program

7-Apr-2011Source: Spirit AeroSystems

Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPR) today announced it expects a pre-tax charge of approximately $28 million, or $0.13 per share associated with the development effort on the CH-53K helicopter program. “As a result of lessons learned on development of the initial cockpit and cabin, we have decided to proceed with a more traditional design... Read more

GAO appears impressed by CH-53K program to date

GAO appears impressed by CH-53K program to date

6-Apr-2011Source: GAO

The United States Marine Corps is facing a critical shortage of heavy-lift aircraft. In addition, current weapon systems are heavier than their predecessors, further challenging the Marine Corps’s current CH-53E heavy-lift helicopters. To address the emerging heavy-lift requirements, the Marine Corps initiated the CH-53K Heavy Lift Replacement program, which has experienced significant cost increase and... Read more

CH-53K production line opens at Palm Beach

CH-53K production line opens at Palm Beach

23-Mar-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. officially opened a new facility at its Florida Assembly and Flight Operations (FAFO) campus, establishing experimental assembly line operations for the new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Since 1959, United Technologies Corporation has been in operation in Palm Beach County with Pratt & Whitney... Read more

Curtiss-Wright awarded development contract for CH-53K

Curtiss-Wright awarded development contract for CH-53K

8-Mar-2011Source: Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) today announced that it has received a contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to develop and supply blade fold distributor units and digital air data computers for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for use by the U.S. Marine Corps. The contract has a total potential value of $16 million if development and all aircraft production options and phases are... Read more

Donaldson delivers full-scale EAPPS unit for CH-53K program

Donaldson delivers full-scale EAPPS unit for CH-53K program

16-Feb-2011Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – February 16, 2011– Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company (NYSE:DCI), announced today that the company has completed the build of a full-scale Engine Air Particle Protection System (EAPPS) for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), as part of the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Program. The... Read more

Sikorsky unveils state-of-the-art virtual reality center for CH-53K

Sikorsky unveils state-of-the-art virtual reality center for CH-53K

17-Jan-2011Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today unveiled a state-of-the-art virtual reality center for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program, an innovative tool to help identify gaps in a three-dimensional digital environment prior to experimental assembly. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. Through this advanced design tool, the program expects to realize cost savings and... Read more

Spirit AeroSystems celebrates milestone on CH-53K program

Spirit AeroSystems celebrates milestone on CH-53K program

20-Dec-2010Source: Spirit AeroSystems

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 16, 2010 — Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), the world’s largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today celebrated the rollout of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter fuselage being delivered to support assembly of the first developmental test vehicle. The fuselage assembly, which includes composite cockpit and cabin sections designed and built by... Read more

ITT delivers first composite assembly for CH-53K

ITT delivers first composite assembly for CH-53K

22-Nov-2010Source: ITT

ITT Corporation has delivered its first major structural subassemblies for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter to Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. This delivery culminates nearly three years of advanced design, development, testing and manufacturing to provide sponsons for the CH-53K helicopter. These assemblies represent a significant technology advancement by applying composite... Read more

Sikorsky begins test operations at Systems Integration Lab for CH-53K

Sikorsky begins test operations at Systems Integration Lab for CH-53K

22-Oct-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft is set to begin testing of the key systems to be installed on the CH-53K helicopter, the new heavy lift aircraft being built for the U.S. Marine Corps, as a new Systems Integration Lab (SIL) was formally turned on recently to begin operations. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:... Read more

Raytheon awarded $14M contract for CH-53K dispenser pods

Raytheon awarded $14M contract for CH-53K dispenser pods

7-Sep-2010Source: US DoD

Raytheon Technical Services Co., LLC, Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $14,831,456 firm-fixed-price contract for the Phase II production of 188 AN/ALE-47 forward firing dual dispenser pods for rapid installation on CH-53D/E helicopters. Work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind. (88 percent), and Melbourne, Fla. (12 percent), and is expected to be completed in October... Read more

GKN Aerospace delivers first major structural assembly for CH-53K

GKN Aerospace delivers first major structural assembly for CH-53K

1-Sep-2010Source: KSDK

GKN Aerospace was awarded the contract in 2007, granting full design authority and manufacturing for the helicopter’s aft transition fuselage section, cargo ramp and overhead door structural assemblies... Read more

CH-53K completes Critical Design Review

CH-53K completes Critical Design Review

4-Aug-2010Source: Sikorsky

STRATFORD, Conn. — Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced today the successful completion of the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Program Critical Design Review (CDR) event, signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The joint Sikorsky/Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) CH-53K helicopter... Read more

Raytheon awarded $26M contract for CH-53E infrared radar

Raytheon awarded $26M contract for CH-53E infrared radar

30-Jun-2010

Raytheon Co., El Segundo, Calif., is being awarded a $26,500,000 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-10-G-0018) for the procurement of 50 forward looking infrared radar for the CH-53E helicopters (42) and CH-53K helicopters (eight).  Work will be performed in El Segundo, Calif., and is expected to be completed in June... Read more

CH-53K delay will not hold up GE38 engine programme

CH-53K delay will not hold up GE38 engine programme

13-May-2010Source: FlightGlobal

Entry into service for the US Marine Corps’ Sikorsky CH-53K has been delayed by three years until fiscal year 2018, but the 7,500shp-class General Electric GE38-1 engine will arrive on schedule, programme officials say.... Read more

Quatro Composites Produces Wiper Blades for NH90 and CH-53K

Quatro Composites Produces Wiper Blades for NH90 and CH-53K

9-May-2010Source: Quatro Composites

Since 2007, Quatro has manufactured composite wiper blades for application in several military helicopters’ windshield wiper systems, including the Eurocopter NH90. Broadening their production portfolio, Quatro will begin the design phase for the composite wiper blades for the Sikorsky CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter in May 2010. Driven by the increased strength, stiffness, light weight properties,... Read more

Sikorsky Unveils $20M CH-53K Precision Components Technology Center

Sikorsky Unveils $20M CH-53K Precision Components Technology Center

25-Jan-2010Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today formally opened its new Precision Components Technology Center, launching a new path toward strategic competitive excellence beginning with the manufacture of CH-53K heavy lift helicopter components. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. ( UTX). The center will produce major dynamic components of the CH-53K helicopter such as rotating... Read more

CH-53K Program Maintains Progress With Successful IDR

CH-53K Program Maintains Progress With Successful IDR

11-Jan-2010Source: Sikorsky

STRATFORD, Connecticut – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that an Integration Design Review (IDR) of the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter program has charted a course for a successful Critical Design Review in 2010. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky’s CH-53K program team hosted a two-day meeting in November to... Read more

Aurora Reaches Major CH-53K Main Rotor Pylon Milestones

Aurora Reaches Major CH-53K Main Rotor Pylon Milestones

5-Jan-2010Source: Aurora Flight Sciences

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it reached and successfully completed its Critical Design Review (CDR) and 100% model release milestones for the CH-53K main rotor pylon (MRP) program. These two events define the transition from engineering design to manufacturing of the MRP structure for the System Development and Demonstration SDD aircraft. “Aurora Flight Sciences is... Read more

Israel drops interest in V-22, eyes CH-53K evaluation

Israel drops interest in V-22, eyes CH-53K evaluation

16-Nov-2009Source: Flight Global

The Israeli air force has abandoned its evaluation of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey and is instead showing interest in the capabilities of Sikorsky’s developmental CH-53K.... Read more

Triumph Group Selected to Develop Key Hardware on New Sikorsky CH-53K Aircraft

Triumph Group Selected to Develop Key Hardware on New Sikorsky CH-53K Aircraft

27-Oct-2009Source: Triumph Group

The scope of the agreements includes the development of the Blade Fold System, the Blade Damper and the Rotor Brake Module. The development contract is expected to be completed in 2012 and will initially involve several Triumph Group companies... Read more

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