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Kaman inaurugates manufacturing facility in Mexico

Kaman inaurugates manufacturing facility in Mexico

Kaman Aerostructures, a division of Kaman Aerospace Corporation, today formally inaugurated its new state of the art manufacturing facility in the city of Chihuahua. On hand for the ceremony were Alberto Chretin Castillo, Secretary of the Economy representing César Horacio Duarte Jáquez, Governor of the State of Chihuahua; Marco Adán Quezada Martinez, Mayor of Chihuahua;… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 12-Nov-10

Curtiss-Wright signs design and manufacturing agreement with AgustaWestland

Curtiss-Wright signs design and manufacturing agreement with AgustaWestland

Curtiss-Wright Corporation have announced that it has signed a follow-on, long-term Design and Manufacturing Agreement with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, to provide data recording and replay equipment, ice detection equipment and air data computers for use in GrandNew, AW139 and AW149 aircraft. Curtiss-Wright has been a supplier to AgustaWestland for the past 10 years. “Curtiss-Wright… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 15-Oct-10

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Ukraine consortium looks to design 6-tonne class helicopter

Ukraine consortium looks to design 6-tonne class helicopter

Source: Aviation Express, 13-Sep-10

Sikorsky helps Aero Vodochody reach profit again

Sikorsky helps Aero Vodochody reach profit again

AERO Vodochody a.s. reached a profit in the amount of CZK 279 million in 2009. Aero is thus reaching a profit this being since successful completion of restructuring in 2007, when the company was acquired by the Penta group. The revenues of Aero reached CZK 2.9 billion in 2009. The profit of Aero in 2009… Read more »

Source: Aero Vodochody, 08-Sep-10

Sikorsky planning more JVs with Indian firms

Sikorsky planning more JVs with Indian firms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp is likely to tie up with more Indian companies in the next few months to produce components locally, a company official said Wednesday

Source: Calcutta News, 02-Jun-10

Helibras celebrates groundbreaking for new Brazilian EC725 assembly line

Helibras celebrates groundbreaking for new Brazilian EC725 assembly line

Eurocopter and its Helicópteros do Brasil-Helibras affiliate company today marked the construction start-up for a new rotary-wing center of excellence in Itajuba, Brazil, where Helibras will produce, assemble and maintain EC725 helicopters being acquired by the Brazilian armed forces. Production of the EC725 at Itajuba will result in a doubling of production capability for Helibras… Read more »

Source: Helibras, 20-Mar-10

Cornerstone laid for Helibras factory expansion – 700 to recruit

Cornerstone laid for Helibras factory expansion – 700 to recruit

On Friday, Helibras, the only producer of helicopters in Latin America, will lay the cornerstone for the work of doubling its plant in Blumenau, in southern Minas Gerais, generating 700 direct jobs.

Source: CAVOK, 19-Mar-10

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant recruiting skilled technicians

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant recruiting skilled technicians

JSC “Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant” (U-UAP) incorporated into Russian helicopter industry holding company headed by JSC “Russian Helicopters” announced a new recruitment of skilled technicians for working in the company. The plant opened vacancies for a whole group of trades: assembling fitters-and-riveters, millers, machinists, aircraft technicians. U-UAP anticipates engaging experienced workers and young employees having acquired… Read more »

Source: Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant, 18-Mar-10

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Boeing offers to assemble Chinooks in Britain

Boeing offers to assemble Chinooks in Britain

Boeing makes Chinooks in Philadelphia and is due to deliver 10 of the 22 new ones direct from the US during the course of 2012 and 2013. It has now offered to shift final assembly for half the order to Britain.

Source: Financial Times, 02-Mar-10

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Ulan-Ude aircraft plant demonstrates major sales growth

Ulan-Ude aircraft plant demonstrates major sales growth

The Ulan-Ude aircraft plant that makes part of the Vertolyoty Rossii (Helicopters of Russia) holding, ends the year with a growth in sales of about 35 percent.

Source: ITAR-TASS, 14-Dec-09

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Perla Group acquires DB Aerokopters in a multi-million dollar deal

Perla Group acquires DB Aerokopters in a multi-million dollar deal

Dubai-based Perla Group International have recently reached an agreement to acquire 100% shares of Ukraine’s DB Aerokopter. DB Aerokopter designs and builds the AK1-3 petrol-powered, two-seater light helicopter.

19-Nov-09

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Sikorsky and Tata Create JV in India to Manufacture Aerospace Components

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Tata Advanced Systems Limited (TASL) today announced the signing of an agreement creating a joint venture that will manufacture aerospace components for Sikorsky in India, including components for S-92® helicopter cabins

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Nov-09

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Mitsubishi awards Regional Jet contract to Eurocopter

Mitsubishi awards Regional Jet contract to Eurocopter

Source: Eurocopter, 29-Oct-09

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PZL-Swidnik Deliver 1000th Airframe To AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland announced that Polish helicopter manufacturer PZL-Åšwidnik delivered the 1,000th fuselage to AgustaWestland during an official ceremony held today in Åšwidnik, marking 13 years of successful co-operation between the two companies

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Oct-09

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Polish aerospace firm PZL Åšwidnik sold to AgustaWestland

Source: ISI Emerging Markets, 15-Aug-09

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Work begins on Tata helicopter cabins facility

Source: ThaiIndian, 31-Jul-09

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HAL to re-tender for co-developing medium-lift choppers

Source: Domain B, 27-Jun-09

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HAL cancels tender for co-developing medium-lift choppers

Source: Business Standard, 26-Jun-09

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Tata To Set Up Helicopter Manufacturing Unit Beside Hyderabad Intl. Airport

Source: RTT, 02-Jun-09

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Interview with Andrey Shibitovym, CEO of “Helicopters of Russia”

Source: HIA, 17-May-09

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Three new high-speed helicopters to be revealed at Heli-Russia 2009 next week

Source: Russia IC, 15-May-09

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Bell Helicopter rehiring 400 employees in Mirabel

Source: CTV, 08-May-09

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Sikorsky and Alp Aviation sign MOU to explore International Black Hawk Transmission Manufacturing in Turkey

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Turkish Aerospace Industries delivers first S-70iâ„¢ Black Hawk Tailcone

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Apr-09

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Helicopter Certification And First Flights Expected In 2009

Source: AIN, 22-Feb-09

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US rotorcraft makers face 10-year debacle

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Feb-09

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