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New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

New details on Kaman SeaSprite financial settlement with Australia

30-Apr-2009Source: Rotorhub

Australia has confirmed that the financial settlement with Kaman Aerospace allowing for transfer of the Royal Australian Navy’s eleven Super Seasprites back to the company was based on a bank guarantee rather than a cash payment.... Read more

Lockheed Martin announces 225 Owego layoffs

Lockheed Martin announces 225 Owego layoffs

28-Apr-2009Source: Daily Review

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Pentagon Reverses Helo Program Trend

Pentagon Reverses Helo Program Trend

28-Apr-2009Source: Aviation Week

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AgustaWestland Unveils TUHP-149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme

AgustaWestland Unveils TUHP-149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme

27-Apr-2009Source: AgustaWestland

AgustaWestland unveiled a full scale mock-up of the TUHP 149 helicopter at IDEF 2009 in Istanbul today. The TUHP 149 is the AgustaWestland candidate for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP). It is a new generation 8.1 ton medium lift multi-role helicopter designed to meet the military requirements of Turkish end users.... Read more

U.S. Army ARH Program Undergoes Major Shift

U.S. Army ARH Program Undergoes Major Shift

25-Apr-2009Source: Aviation Week

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Future Lynx renamed as AW159 Lynx Wildcat

Future Lynx renamed as AW159 Lynx Wildcat

25-Apr-2009Source: AgustaWestland

During a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility today it was announced that the Future Lynx has been renamed the AW159, bringing it in line with the other products in the growing AgustaWestland range of commercial and military rotorcraft.... Read more

US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

US Air Force airmen, Marines work together to test-load helicopters

23-Apr-2009Source: US Air Force

Playing a game of inches, a team of Airmen and Marines worked together April 20 to test-load two Marine helicopters into a C-5C Galaxy. The UH-1Y is used to carry Marines and supplies to forward operating locations. The AH-1Z is used to provide overwatch and show of force for coalition troops.... Read more

Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

23-Apr-2009Source: US Army

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CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

23-Apr-2009Source: Star Telegram

Textron Inc. CEO Lewis Campbell said Wednesday that it is “highly, highly improbable and unlikely” that the parent company of Bell Helicopter and Cessna Aircraft will have to sell any more of its businesses to generate cash and preserve liquidity.... Read more

US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

23-Apr-2009Source: Wired

It’s called the Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System. It mounts a powerful rifle onto highly stabilized turret, and fixes the package on board a Vigilante unmanned helicopter.... Read more

Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

22-Apr-2009Source: Aero-News

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Malaysian Air Force AW109LUH

PHOTO OF THE DAY: Malaysian Air Force AW109LUH

20-Apr-2009Source: Airliners.net

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MRF to manufacture helicopter tyres

MRF to manufacture helicopter tyres

18-Apr-2009Source: Hindu Business Line

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DRS Technologies Receives $110M In Orders To Support U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Mast-Mounted Sights

DRS Technologies Receives $110M In Orders To Support U.S. Army Kiowa Warrior Mast-Mounted Sights

18-Apr-2009Source: DRS

DRS Technologies, Inc. announced today that it has received nine delivery orders valued at over $110 million for spare components, repairs, and program services for Mast-Mounted Sights (MMS) on OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed reconnaissance helicopters in the U.S. and on the battlefield.... Read more

Taiwan tries to expedite Black Hawk purchase

Taiwan tries to expedite Black Hawk purchase

17-Apr-2009Source: Flightglobal

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Telit signs co-operation agreement with Eurocopter

Telit signs co-operation agreement with Eurocopter

16-Apr-2009Source: Trading Markets

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EADS North America’s Lakota program manager to receive leadership award from the National Defense Industrial Association

EADS North America’s Lakota program manager to receive leadership award from the National Defense Industrial Association

16-Apr-2009Source: EADS

EADS North America’s Light Utility Helicopter Program Manager and Vice President, John Burke, has been selected to receive the 2009 Leadership Excellence Award from the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Tennessee Valley Chapter.... Read more

Eurocopter and Helibras Announce the First Flight Simulator for helicopters in Latin America

Eurocopter and Helibras Announce the First Flight Simulator for helicopters in Latin America

15-Apr-2009Source: Eurocopter

Eurocopter and its Brazilian subsidiary Helibras are pleased to announce the introduction of the first flight simulator for helicopters in Latin America at the Latin America Aerospace & Defense (LAAD) show in Rio de Janeiro.... Read more

Helicopter Day at Falcon Field showcases military aircraft

Helicopter Day at Falcon Field showcases military aircraft

14-Apr-2009Source: East Valley Tribune

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Ducommun announces long-term agreement for titanium exhaust ducts for V-22 Osprey

Ducommun announces long-term agreement for titanium exhaust ducts for V-22 Osprey

14-Apr-2009Source: http://www.ducommun.com/news/04_08_09_release.html

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Canada's 413 Sqn take part in SAREX 2009

Canada's 413 Sqn take part in SAREX 2009

11-Apr-2009Source: Rotorhub

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US Navy retires the Huey

US Navy retires the Huey

11-Apr-2009Source: Rotorhub

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Sea King comes back to life

Sea King comes back to life

11-Apr-2009Source: Vector Aerospace

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