Huey

Minot AFB already preparing for MH-139A Grey Wolf

Minot AFB already preparing for MH-139A Grey Wolf

23-Feb-2021Source: US News

It’s still a ways off yet but Minot Air Force Base is getting ready for the Air Force’s new MH-139A “Grey Wolf” helicopters to replace the Vietnam-era UH-1N Huey helicopters. See Full Story. ... Read more

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

EASA Approves HTC Blades for Bell Huey

2-Dec-2020Source: HTC

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) is pleased to announce approval of supplemental type certificate 10073531 for the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). This certificate/approval is issued by EASA, acting in accordance with Regulation (EU) 2018/1139 on behalf of the European Union, its member states and of the European third countries that participate in the activities... Read more

New York State Police add another Huey

New York State Police add another Huey

1-May-2019Source: HeliHub.com

The New York State Police have just received a Huey into their fleet. They received the helicopter through the federal surplus LESO program, reports WCAX. It is stationed at the Saranac Lake police aviation site.... Read more

US Air Force selects the MH-139 based on Leonardo AW139

US Air Force selects the MH-139 based on Leonardo AW139

25-Sep-2018Source: Leonardo

The United States Air Force (USAF) selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by... Read more

Boeing MH-139 to Replace US Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

Boeing MH-139 to Replace US Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

25-Sep-2018Source: Boeing

Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases. The program awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. “We’re grateful... Read more

Three bidders in running to replace USAF UH-1N fleet

Three bidders in running to replace USAF UH-1N fleet

24-Oct-2017Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Force and US Strategic Command are having to replace their 62 UH-1N Huey helicopters. With the replacements they want to have a fleet of 84. The three bidders for the contract are Boeing-Leonardo, Sikorsky and Sierra Nevada Corp, reports National Defence Magazine.... Read more

Bell fails to bid in UH-1N replacement program

Bell fails to bid in UH-1N replacement program

26-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Proposals for a replacement helicopter for the Air Force UH-1N Huey were due September 14. Bell decided that due to their current work load, they would not to submit a proposal. Boeing-Leonardo submitted their MH-139 and Lockheed submitted their Black Hawk, reports National Defense.... Read more

PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

28-Jul-2017Source: Metro Aviation

PAC International, a Metro Aviation Company, recently completed maintenance and exterior refurbishments on the first of two Bell UH1-H aircraft for the Michigan State Police. PAC utilized their state-of-the-art soft media blast booth to remove the majority of the aircraft’s original paint. “This aircraft had the original military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) paint which... Read more

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

Burkina Faso Receives Two Donated UH-1H Hueys from Taiwan

8-Jun-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Taiwan has donated two UH-1H Huey helicopters to Burkina Faso’s Air Force. The decision was made after Chief of Staff of the Republic of China’s armed forces, General Wang Hsin-Lung, visited. The helicopters will be used for anti-terrorism and humanitarian aid, among other duties. Valued at $8 million, the helicopters were delivered in May, reports... Read more

Vector Aerospace enhances UH-1H hot, high and heavy performance

Vector Aerospace enhances UH-1H hot, high and heavy performance

22-May-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program. Developed as a cost-effective means of enhancing the performance of the enduring UH-1H platform, 1,500 of which remain in service worldwide,... Read more

Vector Aerospace enhances the Huey’s hot, with its UH-1H3 upgrade

Vector Aerospace enhances the Huey’s hot, with its UH-1H3 upgrade

5-May-2017Source: Vector Aerospace

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, continues to support the needs of Bell Huey helicopter operators worldwide with its UH-1H3 (“Hot, High, Heavy”) upgrade & modernization program. Developed as a cost-effective means of enhancing the performance of the enduring UH-1H platform, 1,500 of which remain in service... Read more

Sikorsky Offers a Replacement for Air Force Huey

Sikorsky Offers a Replacement for Air Force Huey

3-Mar-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky has offered their HH-60U Black Hawk semi-modified helicopter as the Air Force’s UH-1N Huey replacement. Samir Mehta, the president of Sikorsky Defence Systems & Service, has said that this proposal will be low-risk for the Air Force. The Air Force is familiar with the HH-60U Black Hawks, as they bought three in 2011, reports... Read more

Kenyan Military Receives 6 Hueys

Kenyan Military Receives 6 Hueys

5-Dec-2016Source: HeliHub.com

Friday saw the arrival of six Bell Huey helicopters to the Kenyan Military. Each helicopter is valued at $106 million. The remaining two Hueys will be delivered in May 2017, reports The Star. The new helicopters will provide aid to the troops in Somalia, who are fighting against the al Qaeda-linked terrorist group al Shabaab.... Read more

Bell Celebrates the Iconic Huey’s Roots

Bell Celebrates the Iconic Huey’s Roots

4-Nov-2016Source: Bell Helicopters

You can likely ask anyone across generations and they would know about the significance of the Huey helicopter. The name has become synonymous with the term helicopter and the Huey is one of the most widely recognized helicopters ever made. Sixty years ago, before it would become known as the ‘Huey,’ it would be the... Read more

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