Fort Rucker

Fort Rucker passes MI-17 training to Afghanistan

Fort Rucker passes MI-17 training to Afghanistan

24-Jan-2018Source: DVIDS

Helicopter pilot training for the Afghan army at Fort Rucker is shifting to UH-60 Black Hawks now that the Russian Mi-17 training program has come to an end. The Aviation and Missile Command’s Aviation Center Logistics Command recently shipped the last two operational Mi-17 helicopters from Fort Rucker to Afghanistan, ending a seven-year training program... Read more

CAE USA wins Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services

CAE USA wins Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services

16-Jan-2017Source: CAE

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a United States Army contract to provide rotary-wing flight training instructor support services. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for over US$50 million for the transition and base one-year period, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support... Read more

48th Assault Helicopter Co honored at Fort Rucker

48th Assault Helicopter Co honored at Fort Rucker

11-Nov-2015Source: Dothan Eagle

Friends, family and surviving members of the 48th Assault Helicopter Company left roses at a new monument dedicated Friday to the company.See full story... Read more

UH-60M Instructor pilot earns Broken Wing Award

UH-60M Instructor pilot earns Broken Wing Award

9-Feb-2014Source: US Army

As a flight crew flew a routine mission overseas, a loud bang was heard and the Black Hawk flown by one of Fort Rucker’s own began to shake violently as it started to drop out of the sky, but an extraordinary Aviator’s actions saved the lives of himself and three others, earning him an award... Read more

URS awarded Rotary Wing Flight Training contract at Fort Rucker

URS awarded Rotary Wing Flight Training contract at Fort Rucker

27-Nov-2012Source: URS Corporation

URS Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide Rotary Wing Flight Training at the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE) in Fort Rucker, Alabama. Under the contract, URS will provide undergraduate helicopter training to more than 1,200 U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force and international military aviators annually. Commenting on the contract,... Read more

L-3 Wins Fort Rucker logistics support re-competition

L-3 Wins Fort Rucker logistics support re-competition

31-Jul-2012Source: L-3

L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL) announced today that it has been awarded a contract with a one-year base period and four one-year options, with an estimated contract value of $1.98 billion, from the U.S. Army Contracting Command – Redstone on behalf of the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command (AMCOM) for rotary-wing aircraft... Read more

Worker killed in Fort Rucker Apache hangar construction

Worker killed in Fort Rucker Apache hangar construction

22-Apr-2012Source: Dothian Eagle

Fort Rucker officials released the name of the man who was killed Monday at Hanchey Army Airfield in a construction accident. (see full story)... Read more

Two more Mi-17s destined for Fort Rucker

Two more Mi-17s destined for Fort Rucker

27-Dec-2011

In a small ceremony Thursday, Army Col. Bert Vergez received two Mi-17s and then promptly handed them over to Science and Engineering Services, who will modify and modernize them with US-standard avionics and other features before they are operational from Fort Rucker (see full story) File photo... Read more

First Swedish Black Hawk pilots graduate

First Swedish Black Hawk pilots graduate

28-Oct-2011Source: Nordic Rotors

A piece of military helicopter history was written this week as the first Swedish UH-60M Black Hawk pilots were graduated at the US Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama. The first four pilots passed their final check-rides on Wednesday, and thereby became the very first Black Hawk pilots in Sweden. A total of 15... Read more

Fort Rucker’s OH-58D Kiowa fleet grounded

Fort Rucker’s OH-58D Kiowa fleet grounded

20-Oct-2011Source: Army Times

Army aviation leaders grounded its fleet of OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters at Fort Rucker, Ala., on Tuesday because of “specific system concerns,” according to an Army release. (Full story)... Read more

Rubb supplies new helicopter hangar at Fort Rucker

Rubb supplies new helicopter hangar at Fort Rucker

2-Nov-2010Source: Rubb Building Systems

Rubb Building Systems and Cocoon, Inc. recently collaborated in the installation of a fixedbase maintenance hangar for Army Fleet Support. Based at the Fort Rucker Army Base in Alabama, the helicopter hangar shall be used for training and maintenance of several types of Helicopters. The structure has a clear span width of 150′ wide, utilizes... Read more

L-3 Link wins contract to build three UH-60M simulators

L-3 Link wins contract to build three UH-60M simulators

17-Aug-2010Source: L-3 Link Simulation & Training

L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) announced today that it has been awarded a contract modification from Computer Sciences Corporation to provide three UH-60M Operational Flight Trainers (OFTs) in support of training services for the U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI program. These systems will be the first full-motion, high-fidelity simulators to support UH-60M aircrew... Read more

Vector Aerospace establishes new business office near Fort Rucker

Vector Aerospace establishes new business office near Fort Rucker

21-Feb-2010Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services-North America (Vector) www.vectoraerospace.com,one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has established a business office in Daleville, Alabama–adjacent to Fort Rucker Army Airfield in a strategic move to enhance support of existing and potential future maintenance, repair and overhaul support for the US Army... Read more

School takes students to new heights

School takes students to new heights

21-Jan-2010Source: US Air Force

Airmen take off into a high-flying career upon graduating from a classroom that hovers 500 feet above the ground. Students training at the 23rd Flying Training Squadron in Fort Rucker, Ala., are the Air Force’s primary source of helicopter pilots for special operations, combat search and rescue, missile support and distinguished visitor airlift missions. Although the post... Read more

Vector Aerospace awarded Fort Rucker US Army TH-67 overhaul subcontract

Vector Aerospace awarded Fort Rucker US Army TH-67 overhaul subcontract

30-Oct-2009Source: RotorNews

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services, Inc., one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has been awarded a subcontract from Army Fleet Support at Fort Rucker, Alabama in support of the United States Army TH-67 (Bell 206) Flying Hour Program.... Read more

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