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Romania confirms S70 Black Hawk purchase

Romania confirms S70 Black Hawk purchase

10-Nov-2021Source: Romania’s Ministry of Internal Affairs

Romania’s Ministry of Internal Affairs signed a four-year framework agreement with PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, that will lead to the procurement of up to 12 new-generation Black Hawk utility helicopters, manufactured in Poland and delivered in partnership with Romaero and Deltamed. This exclusive agreement with PZL Mielec, for the supply of medium/heavy maritime... Read more

Dart receives STC for UH-70 SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System

Dart receives STC for UH-70 SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System

2-Nov-2021Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its SkyCannon® Fire Attack System on the Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 helicopter. The UH-60/S-70 is the third helicopter type certified to operate the SkyCannon® after the Airbus EC225 Puma and Avicopter AC313. “This revolutionary firefighting system raises the bar for urban firefighting efforts and solidifies DART’s leadership... Read more

Dart wins large contract for S70 Fire Attack systems

Dart wins large contract for S70 Fire Attack systems

15-Oct-2021Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace is proud to announce it has signed an agreement for the supply of a new generation of Fire Attack® Systems for the FIREHAWK®, supporting DART’s mission to be the industry leader in aerial firefighting equipment manufacturing. DART Aerospace will be partnering with United Rotorcraft, the exclusive completion center for the FIREHAWK®, for the... Read more

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

19-Jul-2021Source: Piedmont Propulsion Systems

Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced that it received an amendment to its Limited Airframe Rating with S-70 Capabilities from the FAA, enabling the company to perform all maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for S-70 / UH-60 Blackhawk main rotor blades. This capability adds to Piedmont... Read more

Aviation Blade Services wins Taiwanese S70 contract

Aviation Blade Services wins Taiwanese S70 contract

29-Jun-2021Source: Aviation Blade Services

Aviation Blade Services, Inc. (“ABS”), a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced the commencement of a multi-year Inspection and Repair Training and Maintenance contract to support Main and Tail Rotor Blade repair for the Taiwanese fleet of S-70/UH-60 rotorcraft. The partnership with AMS Group and Air Asia Company Limited (“AACL”) is another... Read more

Ace Aero Receives PMA for EO/IR Sensor Mount on UH-60

Ace Aero Receives PMA for EO/IR Sensor Mount on UH-60

13-Apr-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is pleased to announce Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) # PQ03906SW from the Federal Aviation Administration for the production of the FAA STC #SR01957WI, Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said Randy Nolin, Chief Technology Officer at Ace Aero. “Our... Read more

Colorado Governor signs off S70 Firehawk acquisition

Colorado Governor signs off S70 Firehawk acquisition

26-Mar-2021Source: Colorado

We are pleased to announce that Governor Polis signed SB21-113-Firefighting Aircraft Wildfire Mgmt And Response, which enables the purchase of a new fire hawk helicopter that can quickly respond to and put out fires before they rage out of control, funds the Colorado Firefighting Air Corps Fund by allocating $38.8 million dollars to a new... Read more

Colorado includes S70 Firehawk in budget request

Colorado includes S70 Firehawk in budget request

18-Feb-2021Source: The Gazette

With Colorado coming out of its second-worst drought year since 2002 and with scant expectations for a better 2021, the state’s public agency that deals with wildfires is hoping a California solution could help tamp down the biggest wildfires in years to come — the Firehawk helicopter. See Full Story. ... Read more

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

8-Jan-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is proud to announce the issuance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SR01957WI for the Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. The Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Mount will allow operators of the Black Hawk, the world’s most versatile and capable utility... Read more

Helinet enters firefighting market with UH-60 contract win

Helinet enters firefighting market with UH-60 contract win

11-Jun-2020Source: Helinet

Helinet Aviation Services, one of the most diverse and respected helicopter companies in the United States, announces the addition of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to California’s aerial firefighting fleet. The former U.S. Army helicopter is on standby at Van Nuys Airport to assist with firefighting missions under call-when-needed contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and... Read more

Sikorsky Recognizes California Firehawk Aerial Firefighters

Sikorsky Recognizes California Firehawk Aerial Firefighters

28-Jan-2020Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) today recognized and thanked the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue and the State of California’s Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for their commitment to aerial fire-fighting operations with the S-70i™ Firehawk® helicopter. Each of the three fire services... Read more

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

28-Jan-2020Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that three of the world’s top aerial firefighting agencies are equipping their helicopters with the company’s newest rescue hoist, the Goodrich 44318. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) selected the hoist for their... Read more

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

27-Jan-2020Source: Luma Technologies

Luma Technologies known for their broad line of LED Caution Warning panels and displays announced the introduction of an LED upgrade suite for the UH-60 / S-70 platforms. The three-unit package includes the primary 82-station Caution Advisory Panel complemented by a pair of drop-in replacements for the six-station clusters of primary warning lights and master... Read more

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

4-Nov-2019Source: DART Aerospace

Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of their STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS). This AML extension adds 11 eligible UH-60/S-70 Type Certificates (TCs) to the existing STC, bringing the total to... Read more

New lifts capabilities for Ventura County Air Unit

New lifts capabilities for Ventura County Air Unit

27-Sep-2019Source: VC Star

The Ventura County Air Unit got a big upgrade recently with the arrival of its first new helicopter in years. The 2007 Firehawk, dubbed “Copter 2,” is one of three Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters purchased by the agency to help fight fires, make rescues and perform other tasks. See Full Story.... Read more

CPI Aero gains orders for T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program

CPI Aero gains orders for T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program

13-Sep-2019Source: Turkish Aerospace Industries

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (the “Company”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received orders valued at approximately $4.6 million from Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), the prime contractor for the T70 Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The multi-year purchase orders call for CPI Aero to manufacture window assemblies on 109 T70 aircraft over an... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

23-Jul-2018Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK® helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing gear and rescue hoist, the City of San Diego will have a multirole platform with the speed to more quickly find... Read more

CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

28-May-2018Source: Sikorsky

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today received a purchase order from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the acquisition of a new Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk aircraft, to be modified into FIREHAWK® firefighting configuration by United Rotorcraft. This aircraft will be the... Read more

Sikorsky considers local Black Hawk if it wins Romanian order

Sikorsky considers local Black Hawk if it wins Romanian order

21-Aug-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Sikorsky is currently considering producing S-70 Black Hawk helicopters in Romania, should the Romanian Army choose their helicopter model to replace their aging Puma fleet. They own a factory in South-East Poland where they have produced over 40 Black Hawk helicopters already for foreign sales to United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and South American.... Read more

Garmin announces G5000H upgrade program for Black Hawk

Garmin announces G5000H upgrade program for Black Hawk

1-May-2017Source: Garmin

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the availability of the G5000H integrated flight deck upgrade for the existing fleet of Sikorsky S-70 and UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopters through Global Aviation Solutions (GAS). The G5000H modernizes the cockpit, offers key safety enhancements, improves situational awareness and fulfills global airspace modernization... Read more

Los Angeles County Fire Dept Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award

Los Angeles County Fire Dept Receives Sikorsky Rescue Award

3-Mar-2016Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department today with Sikorsky Rescue Awards for five crew members involved with lifesaving efforts.  Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the awards to Battalion Chief Joel Harrison in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). In a... Read more

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

Robertson and Firehawk Helicopters team to certify S-70 aux tanks

29-Feb-2016Source: Robertson

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company and renowned provider of military-grade fuel systems, is working with Firehawk Helicopters to test and certify a Conformal Auxiliary Fuel System (CAFS) for installation on commercial Sikorsky S-70 helicopters.  Firehawk is currently flight testing the aircraft, and certification is expected by the end of 2016. A BHI Squared... Read more

Austrian Commemorative Coins depict Black Hawk in Rescue Role

Austrian Commemorative Coins depict Black Hawk in Rescue Role

19-May-2015Source: Sikorsky

The Austrian Mint in Vienna has issued silver and copper 5 euro coins struck with an image of a Sikorsky BLACK HAWK helicopter in a life-saving role to commemorate this month’s 60th anniversary of the Austrian Armed Forces (Bundesheer). The Bundesheer operates nine BLACK HAWK helicopters to perform homeland security, disaster relief, firefighting and international... Read more

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

8-Oct-2014Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for S-70B helicopter follow-on support and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Brazil... Read more

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

25-Jun-2012Source: US Forest Service

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the agency is adding four heavy helicopters to the aviation firefighting fleet. “The addition of these helicopters to our aviation fleet will increase our ability to respond quickly and aggressively to fight wildfires and protect lives and property,” said Tidwell. “We will continue to mobilize our firefighting... Read more

26-Mar-12 Sikorsky S70C Orchid Island, Taiwan (5F)

26-Mar-12 Sikorsky S70C Orchid Island, Taiwan (5F)

26-Mar-2012

Black Hawk with 6 POB – one rescued, five missing presumed perished... Read more

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