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Sikorsky Introduces Electric Helicopter Demonstrator – Project Firefly

Sikorsky Introduces Electric Helicopter Demonstrator –  Project Firefly

OSHKOSH, Wisconsin – Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, today officially introduced “Project Firefly,” an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator, at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture exhibition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The Firefly Technology Demonstration Aircraft at EAA is part of the world symposium on electric… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 30-Jul-10

Royal New Zealand Air Force 109LUH makes public debut

Royal New Zealand Air Force 109LUH makes public debut

AgustaWestland is displaying one of the first A109 LUH (NZ) TrainingLight Utility Helicopters for the Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) at Farnborough

Source: Shephard, 23-Jul-10

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Sloane Helicopters signs for another ten AW helicopters

Sloane Helicopters signs for another ten AW helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that Sloane Helicopters Ltd has signed a contract for ten additional helicopters comprising AW109 Power and GrandNew light twin engine models. This latest order extends to 2012 the multi-year multi-aircraft contract and distribution agreement signed in February 2006. This purchase marks the entrance of the GrandNew light… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

Upgrades for RAF Chinooks include iPad-Like slate

The military equivalent of an iPad for pilots’ mission planning will be among the features included in the avionics upgrade of 46 Royal Air Force Chinooks to the Mk.4 standard, said Peter Hitchcock, Avionics VP at Thales UK

Source: Defense News, 22-Jul-10

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands maintenance coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada expands maintenance coverage for INAER

Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH (P&WC CSC Europe), a joint venture of Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH, significantly expanded a Fleet Management Program (FMP® program) contract with INAER Aviation. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. Under a new, 13-year event cost plan (ECP) contract,… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 22-Jul-10

AgustaWestland signs contracts for AW119Ke and Grand helicopters in Chile

AgustaWestland signs contracts for AW119Ke and Grand helicopters in Chile

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, is pleased to announce that it has sold one AW119Ke single engine and one Grand light twin helicopter in Chile. These two contracts mark the entrance of the AW119Ke and the Grand into the Chilean helicopter market. Both the AW119Ke and Grand will be used by private customers for corporate transport… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

AgustaWestland AW119Ke obtains Russian civil certification

AgustaWestland AW119Ke obtains Russian civil certification

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the AW119Ke single engine helicopter has been awarded civil certification in Russia. This adds to the civil certification already received for the AW109 Power and the Grand light twin models in Russia. Orders for nine AW119Ke helicopters have been placed by Russian customers so far and significant further opportunities… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

AgustaWestland and Osprey Training to establish an AW139 SAR training centre in Scandinavia

AgustaWestland and Osprey Training to establish an AW139 SAR training centre in Scandinavia

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica Company, and Osprey Training of Sweden are pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement for the establishment of a fully integrated Search and Rescue Training Centre in Sweden, based on the AW139 medium twin turbine helicopter. Under this agreement, the Centre will provide AgustaWestland accredited training services to pilots, crewmen… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-10

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Bell introduces low-cost ground velocity sensor for Hover-Hold and SAR missions

Bell introduces low-cost ground velocity sensor for Hover-Hold and SAR missions

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, working in cooperation with Esterline CMC Electronics, has developed and flight tested a new generation global positioning system (GPS) sensor to replace existing high-cost Doppler or inertial velocity sensors used in automated approach-to-hover and hover-hold systems. This new product is anticipated to be available for installation on… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Jul-10

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Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior Signs for 12 S-76Ds

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior Signs for 12 S-76Ds

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) has signed a contract to procure 12 S-76DTM helicopters and has taken options to acquire eight additional S-76D aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The aircraft will perform security, transport and other missions. Delivery of the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 21-Jul-10

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Rwandan Government takes delivery of a Grand and an AW139

Rwandan Government takes delivery of a Grand and an AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Government of Rwanda has recently taken delivery of a Grand light twin and an AW139 medium twin helicopter. Both aircraft will be operated by Akagera Aviation. The Grand will be used to perform emergency medical service operations while the AW139 will carry out government transport… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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Sasemar orders another AW139, taking fleet to eight

Sasemar orders another AW139, taking fleet to eight

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Sasemar, the Spanish Marine Safety Agency, has placed an order for one more AW139 medium twin turbine engine helicopter. This aircraft will be used for a range of roles including SAR and water pollution detection. This order will bring Sasemar’s fleet of AW139s up to eight. The progressive expansion… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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Korea National Police Agency takes delivery of an AW119Ke

Korea National Police Agency takes delivery of an AW119Ke

AgustaWestland and UI International (UII) are pleased to announce that the Korea National Police Agency (KNPA) has recently taken delivery of an AW119Ke single engine helicopter. The aircraft will perform law enforcement duties. The contract was signed in August 2009 by the Korean Public Procurement Services in order to support an on-going programme to modernize… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland Training Academy achieves FTO Certification

AgustaWestland Training Academy achieves FTO Certification

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the “Alessandro Marchetti” Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Italy) has been awarded Flight Training Organisation (FTO) certification by ENAC (Italian Civil Aviation Authority). Becoming a FTO in accordance with JAA (Joint Aviation Authorities) standards will enable AgustaWestland to further expand its range of training solutions,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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Samsung takes delivery of second AW139

Samsung takes delivery of second AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Samsung Techwin Co. of South Korea has taken delivery of a second AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. A ceremony on the 30th June 2010 held at Samsung facilities in Seoul Gimpo airport was held to mark the entry into service of the second AW139 helicopter. This… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency takes delivery of first AW139

Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency takes delivery of first AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) has taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. This aircraft will be used to perform search and rescue, coastal patrol and law enforcement duties around Malaysia’s extensive coast line. An additional two helicopters will be delivered later… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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CHC AW139 fleet leader breaks 5,000 hours milestone

CHC AW139 fleet leader breaks 5,000 hours milestone

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that an AW139 medium twin helicopter operated in the Netherlands by the CHC Helicopter group of companies is the first to achieve the milestone of 5,000 flying hours. CHC is the largest AW139 operator worldwide with 34 units in service or on order. CHC introduced the AW139… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jul-10

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SkyBooks release 4.4 adds management functionality

SkyBooks release 4.4 adds management functionality

SkyBOOKS, Inc., a Textron, Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and affiliate of Bell Helicopter, Release 4.4 adds management functionality to its Electronic Record Keeping Program. New management features include: Pilot Currency Functionality Enhancement Custom pilot currencies designed to  fit unique flight operations New functionality to track precision and non-precision approaches Capability to add a currency for… Read more »

Source: SkyBooks, 20-Jul-10

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Is a rotary revolution on the horizon?

Is a rotary revolution on the horizon?

Flightglobal consults its crystal ball

Source: Flightglobal, 20-Jul-10

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Sikorsky achieves first autonomous Black Hawk formation flight

Sikorsky achieves first autonomous Black Hawk formation flight

The first flight of the Sikorsky Autonomous Formation Flying (AFF) system was carried out on June 4 by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The demonstration used the Sikorsky AFF system implemented on the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate’s (AFDD) JUH-60A RASCALTM aircraft, flying… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Jul-10

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Eurocopter hands over new EC135P2+ to West Midlands Police

Eurocopter hands over new EC135P2+ to West Midlands Police

On July 19, a brand new EC135 P2i was handed over to Assistant Chief Constable of West Midlands Police, Sharon Rowe, on the EADS/Eurocopter booth No. G12 in Hall 4 at the Farnborough International Air Show. The order for this aircraft had been placed in September 2009. Markus Steinke, Managing Director of Eurocopter UK Ltd.,… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 19-Jul-10

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Japan Coast Guard signs for 6 more AW139s

Japan Coast Guard signs for 6 more AW139s

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Japan Coast Guard has signed contracts for six more AW139 medium twin helicopters. These aircraft will be deployed at Japan Coast Guard bases throughout Japan and used to perform search and rescue and maritime patrol missions. With this latest contract the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-10

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AW159 Lynx Wildcat makes first appearance at Farnborough

AW159 Lynx Wildcat makes first appearance at Farnborough

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW159 Lynx Wildcat will be making its first appearance at the Farnborough International Air Show. The AW159, which will be known as the Lynx Wildcat in Royal Navy and British Army service, is a new generation multi-role helicopter that will replace existing Lynx helicopters. Sixty… Read more »

19-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland’s 24×7 Fleet Operations Centre now fully operational

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce its new Fleet Operations Centre is now fully operational. The centre forms an important part of AgustaWestland’s ongoing investment to deliver ever improving levels of support to its customers around the world. The new centre is collocated with the AgustaWestland Logistics Centre at the Avioport Logistic Park,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Jul-10

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Bell and National Research Council Canada sign Research Framework Agreement

Bell and National Research Council Canada sign Research Framework Agreement

The National Research Council Canada (NRC) and Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, announced today that they have signed a 10-year research framework agreement to identify and undertake work of mutual interest in the research and development of technology solutions for the aerospace industry. This agreement will streamline the process of setting up fee-for-service and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-10

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Bell continues to increase H-1 production

Bell continues to increase H-1 production

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to ramp up its production of H-1 helicopters after receiving a $546 million contract in June for the manufacture and delivery of Lot 7 of the U.S. Marine Corps H-1 Upgrade program. The contract includes 18 UH-1Y utility helicopters and 11 AH-1Z attack helicopters. Final assembly… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-10

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Bell begins Kiowa Warrior cabin conversion

Bell begins Kiowa Warrior cabin conversion

Work is underway at Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, on an Army contract for the conversion of an OH-58A cabin into a D-model cabin. In April 2009, the Army exercised a contract option to have Bell Helicopter convert one OH-58A cabin into a new OH-58D cabin and also complete the non-recurring engineering… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-10

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Derco signs global component overhaul test solutions agreement with Testek

Derco signs global component overhaul test solutions agreement with Testek

Derco Aerospace, Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, announced today the signing of an agreement with Testek, Inc. to jointly pursue specialized aircraft test equipment opportunities worldwide. The agreement combines the capabilities and expertise of both companies to support customers’ requirements for complete in-house repair and testing capabilities. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is the worldwide aftermarket… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jul-10

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services to support Royal Jordanian Air Force Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aerospace Services to support Royal Jordanian Air Force Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Basic Ordering Agreement (BOA) with the Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF). At an estimated value of $8 million, this one-year agreement will support the RJAF fleet of 13 S-70A BLACK HAWK helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jul-10

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“Team Germany” Offering S92 for German Navy and Air Force

“Team Germany” Offering S92 for German Navy and Air Force

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced its German Multi-Role Helicopter Team (GMRHT), consisting of several partnership agreements that will work together to introduce the Cyclone multi-role helicopter into Germany. The team collectively is offering a comprehensive solution for the requirements of the German Navy and Air Force. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jul-10

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Sikorsky launches Project Firefly electric helicopter demonstrator

Sikorsky launches Project Firefly electric helicopter demonstrator

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft, announced today from the Farnborough International Air Show that it has developed an all-electric helicopter technology demonstrator. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The FireflyTM Technology Demonstration Aircraft will be unveiled on July 26 at the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) AirVenture exhibition… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jul-10

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PW210 engine to power AgustaWestland AW169

PW210 engine to power AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland selected the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210 engine to power its new AW169 helicopter in the 4.5-ton class. P&WC is a United Technologies Corp. (UTX 66.22, +0.19, +0.29%)  company. “AgustaWestland is a long-time P&WC customer that has been at the forefront of helicopter design for decades,” said P&WC President John Saabas. “By selecting our… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 19-Jul-10

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GE’s Health Monitoring System equips Ornge AW139s

GE’s Health Monitoring System equips Ornge AW139s

Ornge, which provides ground and air medical transport for the province of Ontario, Canada, has just received the first of 10 AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters equipped with GE Aviation health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS). HUMS Web Services, which include GE’s (GE 14.61, +0.06, +0.41%)  artificial intelligence based Advanced Anomaly Detection (AAD) technology, automatically collects information… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 19-Jul-10

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Russian Helicopters showcases product range at Farnborough 2010

Russian Helicopters showcases product range at Farnborough 2010

At the Farnborough International Airshow that took off today near London (Great Britain) Russian Helicopters rotorcraft-manufacturing holding presents its newest projects within the UIC Oboronprom display. Farnborough Airshow is considered one of the world’s largest and traditionally attracts key international aviation industry manufacturers showcasing their up-to-date achievements. Andrei Shibitov, COO Russian Helicopters, states, “Farnborough trade… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Jul-10

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AgustaWestland launches the AW169 – 4.5 tonne gross

AgustaWestland launches the AW169 – 4.5 tonne gross

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is proud to unveil the AW169, a new generation multi-purpose twin engine light transport utility helicopter designed in response to the growing market demand for higher mission flexibility and multi-role capability in the 4.5 ton class. The AW169 has been designed to meet the current and anticipated stringent requirements of commercial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Jul-10

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Bell CEO/President John Garrison launches Farnborough coverage

Bell CEO/President John Garrison launches Farnborough coverage

Bell Helicopter is ready to take a stand on the global stage at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) July 19-25 in Hampshire, England, and we can’t wait to show the world what we have to offer in rotorcraft technology. The FIA is an ideal venue to showcase Bell’s innovative products and services. We will be… Read more »

Source: Bell, 19-Jul-10

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Sikorsky sees big orders over next 12-18 months

Sikorsky sees big orders over next 12-18 months

Sikorsky expects a significant first order this week (at the Farnborough Air Show) from a Middle Eastern country for Black Hawks – the same country will also buy S76D medium-twins

Source: Reuters, 19-Jul-10

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Elbit Systems introduces new CockpitNGâ„¢ based on 22 inch display

Elbit Systems introduces new CockpitNGâ„¢ based on 22 inch display

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT) will launch CockpitNGâ„¢ the next generation cockpit for fighter aircraft, helicopters, trainers and airlifters at the Farnborough International Airshow 2010 (Hall 1, booth C14) from July 19-25. Elbit Systems CockpitNGâ„¢ is based on a smart central large area display (LAD) which includes all avionic components in one suite.  The display… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 17-Jul-10

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Eurocopter to highlight its UK market leadership at Farnborough 2010

Eurocopter to highlight its UK market leadership at Farnborough 2010

Eurocopter and its Eurocopter UK Ltd. subsidiary are represented on the Farnborough exhibit stand of parent company EADS (Booth G12, Hall 4), where an EC135 for the West Midlands Police is to be officially handed over to the customer on July 19. Today, Eurocopter products are vital for the functioning of the United Kingdom, with… Read more »

Source: Eurocopter, 17-Jul-10

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HAI to Exhibit at the Farnborough International Airshow July 19-25

HAI to Exhibit at the Farnborough International Airshow July 19-25

HAI will be exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow in Farnborough, England from July 19-25. Stop by Booth Number: Hall 2/B27 and meet HAI President, Matt Zuccaro; Manager of Advertising & Exhibit Sales, Lisa Henderson; and Membership Assistant, Mandy Stahl.

Source: HAI, 16-Jul-10

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Bell details activities at Farnborough International Airshow

Bell details activities at Farnborough International Airshow

Bell Helicopter will display its latest commercial helicopter, the 429, at the Farnborough International Airshow from July 19-23, 2010, at Farnborough Airport, United Kingdom. Media activities during the show regarding Bell Helicopter products will include: H-1 HelicopterPress Conference Monday, July 19 10.00hrs local time Cody Room, Farnborough Media Centre V-22 Tilt Rotor Press Conference Monday,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Jul-10

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