H-53

NAVSUP WSS V-22/H-53 FLIR PBL Team earned DoD award in 2021

NAVSUP WSS V-22/H-53 FLIR PBL Team earned DoD award in 2021

22-Feb-2022Source: NAVSUP WSS

A team from Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) earned a Department of Defense award for providing superior, cost-effective support to the fleet. The NAVSUP WSS V-22/H-53 FLIR Performance Based Logistics Team was selected for the 2020 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award at the subsystems level. NAVSUP WSS awarded the... Read more

FRCE’s H-53 line ends fiscal year with strong push

FRCE’s H-53 line ends fiscal year with strong push

24-Nov-2021Source: NAVAIR

A Vietnam-era aircraft platform facing a challenging supply posture seems an unlikely candidate for an underdog victory story. But that’s just what happened when Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans made a hard push to the finish line to complete and return to the fleet two H-53 heavy-lift helicopters – each having seen various stages... Read more

FRCE sets Focus on Reduced Turnaround Time for H-53

FRCE sets Focus on Reduced Turnaround Time for H-53

13-Apr-2021Source: FRCE

Following a string of successful outcomes in reducing maintenance, repair and overhaul turnaround times on V-22 Osprey aircraft, Fleet Readiness Center East has set its sights on improving turnaround times for the H-53 heavy lift helicopter. On the heels of setting a new organizational record for a V-22 turnaround with a 297-day aircraft in January,... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for H-53  landing gear

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for H-53 landing gear

1-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $8,591,645 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-21-F-C10U) against five-year basic ordering agreement SPRPA1-17-G-C101 for H-53 retractable landing gear.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  This is a three-year contract with no option periods.  Location of performance... Read more

FRCE makes huge gains in H-53 engine overhauls

FRCE makes huge gains in H-53 engine overhauls

31-Aug-2020Source: US Navy

At the end of fiscal year 2018, the T64 engine program was in trouble. Across the fleet, supply constraints contributed to ever-increasing turnaround times for engines inducted for overhaul or repair. At Fleet Readiness Center East, facilities constraints compounded the issue. The Navy’s H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters program office, also known as PMA-261, was facing... Read more

Partnership revives H-53 rotor head program

Partnership revives H-53 rotor head program

9-Mar-2020Source: US Dept of Defense

Fleet Readiness Center East is boosting readiness for the H-53 heavy-lift helicopter by breathing new life into the depot’s H-53 rotor head program. A partnership agreement with Sikorsky is generating positive results. In early 2019, fleet demand for H-53 main rotor heads exceeded the number the contractor could produce; additional assets were urgently needed. While... Read more

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for H-53 Nacelles Production Kit Procurement

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for H-53 Nacelles Production Kit Procurement

1-Jul-2019Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $7,823,461 for modification 11 to a firm-fixed-price delivery order 5306 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004). This modification procures 36 Nacelles Production Kits in support of the H-53 aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in December 2020. Fiscal... Read more

NAVAIR signs $47 million ManTech contract

NAVAIR signs $47 million ManTech contract

8-Aug-2018Source: ManTech

ManTech (Nasdaq:MANT) announced a four-year $47 million award with the DoD Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) Defense Systems Technical Area Task (DS TAT) Multi-Award Contract (MAC) to provide technical support and collaboration for the U.S. Navy Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopter program (PMA-261). “ManTech’s support will bring digital to the mission,... Read more

Raytheon awarded $8M contract for radiometer system repairs for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon awarded $8M contract for radiometer system repairs for V-22 and H-53

7-Jun-2018Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $8,268,078 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N00383-18-F-AE00 under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-17-G-AE01 for the repair of the forward-looking infrared radiometer systems in support of the V-22 and H-53 aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (80 percent); and Jacksonville, Florida (20 percent), and is expected to... Read more

Raytheon awarded $10M contract for H-53 Software Support

Raytheon awarded $10M contract for H-53 Software Support

30-May-2018Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., Intelligence, Information and Services, Indianapolis, Indiana, is awarded $9,568,511 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001918F2351 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0003).  This delivery order is for the procurement of smart multi-function color display repair support and software development activities to include APR-39D(V)2 integration as well as the ability to develop and deliver fix... Read more

Raytheon awarded $9M contract for Delivery of Part for V-22 and H-53

Raytheon awarded $9M contract for Delivery of Part for V-22 and H-53

8-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,088,102 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7000 under a previously awarded basic ordering agreement (N00383-17-G-AE01) for seven different part numbers with various quantities of in support of the V-22 and H-53 aircraft.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and work is expected to be completed by June 2018.... Read more

International Representatives View CH-53K Helicopter

International Representatives View CH-53K Helicopter

24-Mar-2015Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently hosted more than two dozen guests, including delegates from NATO’s Joint Capability Group Vertical Lift (JCGVL), for an up close look at the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. The group toured Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly & Flight Operations Center where they were... Read more

Breeze Eastern awarded $7M for H-53 work

Breeze Eastern awarded $7M for H-53 work

28-May-2013Source: US DoD

Breeze Eastern Corp., Whippany, N.J., is being awarded a $7,002,145 modification to previously awarded contract (N00383-12-D-002F) to exercise option year one for the repair of five items required to support the H-53 helicopter. Work will be performed in Whippany, N.J., and is expected to be completed Nov. 21, 2013. If all options are exercised, work... Read more

29-Mar-11 Sikorsky MH-53 Kaneohe, US-Hawaii (1F)

29-Mar-11 Sikorsky MH-53 Kaneohe, US-Hawaii (1F)

29-Mar-2011

One fatality, two critical, one serious aboard USMC H-53 helicopter which came down in the sea two miles off Kaneohe Air Station.  USCG and Honolulu Fire Dept helicopters attending.  Fatality later named as Cpl. Jonathan D. Faircloth, 22, of Mechanicsburg, PA.  Others on board were pilot Maj. Clinton J. Collins, co-pilot Capt. Kevin F. Hayles,... Read more

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