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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Colorful row of stored Mi-2s in Russia

Source: Flickr, 24-Apr-09

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

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

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.

Source: US Air Force, 23-Apr-09

Lakota proves worth as airborne platform

Source: US Army, 23-Apr-09

CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

CEO of Bell Helicopter parent Textron says further asset sales unlikely

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.

Source: Star Telegram, 23-Apr-09

US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

US Army tests Autonomous Rotorcraft Sniper System

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.

Source: Wired, 23-Apr-09

CFDT union starts with 3.2% offer in wage negotiations with Eurocopter France

Source: CFDT, 22-Apr-09

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Chinook visits Northstar’s Chicago facility

Source: Vertical, 22-Apr-09

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Open door approach will prove SH-2G(I) says Kaman

Source: Rotorhub, 22-Apr-09

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1st Infantry Unit At Fort Riley To Get New Helicopters

Source: KAKE, 22-Apr-09

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Curtiss-Wright Awarded $20M Contract for UH-60M and CH-53K Programs

Curtiss-Wright Awarded $20M Contract for UH-60M and CH-53K Programs

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 22-Apr-09

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Pennsylvania National Guard retires the Huey

Source: Aero-News, 22-Apr-09

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MH-60R and MH-60S Helicopters Make History With Stennis Deployment

Source: Rotorhub, 21-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Interior of an Mi-26 freighter helicopter

Source: Airliners.net, 21-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Malaysian Air Force AW109LUH

Source: Airliners.net, 20-Apr-09

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20-Apr-09 577 Mil Mi-17 Afghanistan

20-Apr-09

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MRF to manufacture helicopter tyres

Source: Hindu Business Line, 18-Apr-09

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Air Technology Group to Attend Quad-A Annual Convention in Nashville

Source: RotorNews, 18-Apr-09

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Kiowa helicopter testing going strong at Yuma Proving Ground

Source: Yuma Sun, 18-Apr-09

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Russian Helicopters Sees Lucrative Upgrade Market

Source: Defense News, 18-Apr-09

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Telephonics Receives $99.3M Order for Additional MH-60R Radar Systems

Source: Telephonics, 18-Apr-09

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Canadian Dept of Defence wil not accept H-92 Cyclone without run-dry capability

Source: Globe & Mail, 18-Apr-09

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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

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.

Source: DRS, 18-Apr-09

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Naval Surface Warfare Center to assist in LAIRCM integration on CH-53D

Source: Rotorhub, 17-Apr-09

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Taiwan tries to expedite Black Hawk purchase

Source: Flightglobal, 17-Apr-09

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Boeing Expects To Bid For India Attack, Heavy-Lift Helicopters

Source: WSJ, 16-Apr-09

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Telit signs co-operation agreement with Eurocopter

Source: Trading Markets, 16-Apr-09

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South Korea begins study into attack helicopter requirement

Source: Flightglobal, 16-Apr-09

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Helicopters of Russia reject PWC engines for Mi-38 in favour of locally-sourced TV7-117V

Source: Aviaport, 16-Apr-09

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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

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.

Source: EADS, 16-Apr-09

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Minister of Defense, PM to Visit Bulgarian Military Helicopter Base

Source: BNN, 16-Apr-09

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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

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.

Source: Eurocopter, 15-Apr-09

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U.S. Army Awards GE T700 Multi-year Production Contract

Source: GE, 15-Apr-09

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Helicopter Day at Falcon Field showcases military aircraft

Source: East Valley Tribune, 14-Apr-09

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Boeing CH-47F Chinook Helicopter Fielded by US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division

Source: Boeing, 14-Apr-09

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

Source: http://www.ducommun.com/news/04_08_09_release.html, 14-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Pair of Mi-17s of the Czech Republic Air Force

Source: Airliners.net, 14-Apr-09

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Russia to deliver twelve Mi-35M attack helicopters to Brazil this year

Source: RIA Novosti, 11-Apr-09

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Wyle Awarded Boeing Contract for ATLAS III Ground Station to Support US Army CH-47F Chinooks

Source: Wyle, 11-Apr-09

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Eurocopter committed to be the solution provider for India’s air fleet modernization

Source: Edubourse, 11-Apr-09

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India Border Security Force orders eight Dhruvs

Source: Hindu, 11-Apr-09

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Vertical launches photo contest – but charges $25 to enter and requires copyright handover

Source: Vertical, 11-Apr-09

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Society of US Army Flight Surgeons names “Flight Surgeon of the Year”

Source: Advance, 11-Apr-09

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Evergreen Helicopters wins $158,397,403 Air Force Afghanistan contract

Source: Your Industry News, 11-Apr-09

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US Coast Guard fly new MD-65D Dolphin variant

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09

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33RQS helicopter pilots give air refueling training to JASDF

Source: US Air Force, 11-Apr-09

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Canada’s 413 Sqn take part in SAREX 2009

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09

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US CSAR competition demise leaves companies guessing

Source: Reuters, 11-Apr-09

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Turkey to decide in June between AW149, ‘T-70’ Black Hawk

Source: Flightglobal, 11-Apr-09

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US Navy retires the Huey

Source: Rotorhub, 11-Apr-09

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First Flight of the Longbow Fire Control Radar Electronics Unit Configuration On Apache Block III Prototype

Source: Northrop Grumman, 11-Apr-09

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Finmeccanica clarification on the VH-71 programme

Source: Finmeccanica, 11-Apr-09

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Sea King comes back to life

Source: Vector Aerospace, 11-Apr-09

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Royal International Air Tattoo to stage mass Royal Navy flypast

Source: RIAT, 09-Apr-09

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Canadian Helicopters announces extension of US Air Force contract

Canadian Helicopters announces extension of US Air Force contract

Source: Canadian Helicopters, 09-Apr-09

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FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Apr-09

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LaBarge Wins $5.1M Contract from Bell Helicopter for V-22 Osprey Aircraft Program

LaBarge Wins $5.1M Contract from Bell Helicopter for V-22 Osprey Aircraft Program

Source: LaBarge, 09-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Eurocopter AS550U2 of Pakistan Army

Source: Airliners.net, 09-Apr-09

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German Armed Forces mark 50 years of SAR

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Apr-09

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NH90 assists in Italian earthquake aftermath

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Apr-09

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Royal Air Force takes three Pumas to Kenya for Exercise Grand Prix 6

Source: RAF, 09-Apr-09

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Helicopter Museum to run Flight Simulation event

Source: Rotorhub, 09-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Two Argentine military Bell 212s operating in the Antarctic

Source: Aviation Corner, 08-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: Iranian Army Bell AH-1 Cobra

Source: Airliners.net, 06-Apr-09

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6-Apr-09 Bell UH-1N Springfield, US-Pennsylvania

6-Apr-09 Bell UH-1N Springfield, US-Pennsylvania

06-Apr-09

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PHOTO OF THE DAY: British military Mil Mi-8MTV.1 at Boscombe Down test facility

Source: Airliners.net, 03-Apr-09

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US Navy Orders More H-1 Aircraft from Bell Helicopter

Source: Bell, 03-Apr-09

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HELI-EXPO 2009 Fly-In Video Online

Source: RotorNews, 02-Apr-09

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Coast Guard HITRON squadron expands presence at NAS Jacksonville

Coast Guard HITRON squadron expands presence at NAS Jacksonville

The U.S. Coast Guard has added 150 officers and enlisted personnel to its Cecil Field operations, which includes a newly renovated 32,000-square-foot building.

Source: Bizjournals, 01-Apr-09

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Kazakstan Air Force takes delivery of two Mi-17s

Source: Aviaport, 01-Apr-09

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Pierre-Jean Flores is appointed Vice-President, Corporate Secretary at Turbomeca

Source: Turbomeca, 01-Apr-09

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US Army honors its first female helicopter pilot

Source: US Army, 31-Mar-09

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U.S. Army to supply 22 Mi-17CT helicopters to Iraqi Armed Forces

Source: DefPro, 31-Mar-09

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Elbit to equip new Korean helicopters with advanced helmet-mounted systems

Source: Rotorhub, 31-Mar-09

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