Under new owners since 2018, Schweizer is making a steady and planned approach to their re-entry to the helicopter market. Having spent time investing in the spares and support side of the business back, the company is now working on the order for 25 model CBi helicopters, and is also starting to build the sales… Read more »
It all started in the 1930s when three brothers who were fascinated by the blossoming field of aviation started their own business in Big Flats. More than seven decades later, the saga of Schweizer Aircraft came to a bitter end after the company that took it over closed its Chemung County operations for good. See… Read more »
Schweizer RSG announced today the signed agreement for the sale of twenty-five Schweizer S300CBi™s to the International Defense and Aerospace Group, LLC (IDAG). The landmark agreement marks the first commercial sale of the S300CBi™ for Schweizer since its purchase of the helicopter line in 2018 from Sikorsky. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 3rd quarter 2020…. Read more »
Chemung County are almost complete with a deal to sell the former Sikorsky facility in Big Flats. They are waiting for written approval from the FAA. Should the deal go through, they will sell the facility for $2.8 million, reports Weny.
Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, celebrated its expanding aviation parts manufacturing operations today with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Summit’s Somerset operations started in 2007 as a labor-only supplier to Schweizer Aircraft, today Summit Aviation’s manufacturing facility provides full-service support to build aerostructure product assemblies for a variety of military and commercial helicopters and fixed… Read more »
Oceania Aviation are pleased to announce the recent signing of an agreement with Pakistan authorities for the training and development of government-nominated engineers in the overhaul and servicing of leading dynamic components, rotor blades, piston engines and calendar parts for the Sikorsky S300C. The agreements will see Engineers from Pakistan accommodated in New Zealand for… Read more »
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded $7,280,560 for cost-plus-fixed-fee task order 1269 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-15-G-0026) in support of the MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems. This test support effort for the MQ-8C includes software verification; software regression; cybersecurity; dynamic interface; and other requirements in preparation… Read more »
Northrop Grumman Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, California, is being awarded an $8,021,113 modification to a previously issued cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0023) to exercise an option for software sustainment services in support of MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned aircraft systems. Work will be performed in San Diego, California (90 percent); and Point Mugu, California (10 percent), and… Read more »
Helicopter was hovering approximately 40 feet AGL to assess the landing area. The helicopter moved laterally to the right in order to increase the visibility of the landing area. During this time, the helicopter rotated to the right and started to spin about the vertical axis. An attempt to control the rotational spin was made,… Read more »
Reported engine failure with a total loss of engine power whilst on aerial photography, and helicopter rolled onto starboard side and suffered significant damage. The 39-year-old pilot and his 65 years old co-pilot were slightly injured
The pilot reported that during the approach, he noticed erratic cyclic control movements and subsequently landed hard. Postaccident examination of the helicopter by an Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the main rotor blades and tail boom were substantially damaged.
Two fatalities – later named as Hudson Simmons and Hayden Simmons. Unknown circumstances Location is very close to state line. Incident location reported relative to both Lewiston ID and Asotin WA which are opposite sides of the river forming the state line at this point.
A private Schweitzer 269C helicopter took off from a sandy beach at Lac Central for Lac Kénogami with a pilot and a passenger on board. During the initial climb, the aircraft (Lycoming HIO-360-D1A engine) experienced a loss of lift for an undetermined reason and crashed in the lake. The occupants were not injured in the… Read more »
Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »
During the landing approach at a height of about 20-30 feet above the ground, a quick right yaw occurs. Pilot lost control resulting in a hard landing and the helicopter rolled to the side and suffered significant damage, but the pilot was not injured. CADORS 2014Q2226
Frasca International, Inc. Urbana, IL, has been awarded a contract to supply a Robinson R44/S300 convertible TruFlite™ CAAC Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Sichuan Xilin Fengteng General Aviation Co. Ltd, located in Guanhan, Sichuan Province, China. The company is the biggest helicopter corporation in the Southwest of China. There are 12 helicopters and 35 pilots… Read more »
Atomic Helicopters, a Seattle-based helicopter flight school announces Preston Gulledge,a high school student of local The Overlake School, completed his Private Pilot practical test, earning his Rotorcraft-Helicopter rating on June 1, 2014. He is the youngest student to date to have graduated from Atomic Helicopters’ scenario-based, syllabus-centric flight training program, and one of the youngest… Read more »
The pilot was attempting a practice autorotation when the accident occurred. He did not realise that he had failed to achieve a split between engine and rotor rpm, with the result that the rotor rpm reduced to below the normal operating range. The pilot was unable to prevent the helicopter striking the ground hard. It… Read more »
Cherokee Nation Industries, the aerospace and manufacturing division of Cherokee Nation Businesses, was recently awarded a $2.5 million contract by Sikorsky Global Helicopter in support of the S-333 aircraft, one of the most cost-efficient light turbine helicopters in the industry. “Advanced manufacturing in the aerospace industry is a core industry for Oklahoma success and the… Read more »
The helicopter took off to reposition for refuelling and after about 1 minute, at about 30 ft above ground level, the engine stopped. The helicopter landed heavily, collided with an embankment and was substantially damaged.
L-3 Corp. Systems West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $17, 611,443 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-13-D-0001) for supplies and services associated with Surface Terminal Equipment for Hawklink Tactical Common Data Link (TCDL) and the Littoral Combat Ship configurations, and the Vortex Mini-TCDL Shipset components. These supplies and services… Read more »
Nicholson McLaren Aviation has confirmed their attendance at the Heli UK Expo at Sywell Aerodrome, from 3rd – 4th June 2014. Nicholson McLaren Aviation are an EASA Part 145 approved company specializing in the overhaul, maintenance, repairs and overspeed inspections of Lycoming and Continental engine. Located in Berkshire, United Kingdom, Nicholson McLaren Aviation have a… Read more »
Two killed on instructional flight. Reports state R44 as helicopter type but photo evidence shows S300C. Tail boom and tail rotor separate from the rest of the wreckage which was completely burned out.
Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Aerospace Systems, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $13,857,607 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for logistics services in support of the MQ-8B/C Fire Scout unmanned air vehicle. This work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md. (70 percent), and Pt. Mugu, Calif. (30 percent), and is expected to be completed in November 2014…. Read more »
Sikorsky have confirmed to HeliHub.com that they have restarted the Schweizer S300C production line at Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and delivered the first two helicopters from that line in July 2013. Our research suggests these are serials S1954 and S1956 to customers in China. A total of 19 S300Cs are being built at Coatesville, serials S1954 to… Read more »
Cherokee Nation Industries is furthering its relationship with industry leader Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The tribal enterprise was recently honored as a 2013 Sikorsky Gold Supplier and awarded a $5.1 million contract to provide frame and instrument panel assembly for the S-300C helicopter. “Aerospace and defense manufacturing is a core industry in Oklahoma and our business… Read more »
After exceeding the 8,000-flight-hour mark Friday, an MQ-8B Fire Scout assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 22 Detachment 5 prepares to land aboard USS Robert G. Bradley for a “hot pump” and re-launch while conducting maritime intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations in the Mediterranean Sea March 11. Fire Scouts aboard Bradley are routinely flying 17-hour days… Read more »
Bristow Academy announced today an agreement with Aero Dynamix to use Aero Dynamix night vision systems to enhance its night vision training program, as well as offer the installation of Aero Dynamix night vision systems to its customers worldwide. Both companies are industry leaders in night vision applications – Bristow Academy in rotary pilot training… Read more »
Training accident, helicopter ended up on its side in grassy field. The two occupants of the aircraft were identified as pilot Captain Manuel Poblete FAP Pardo Aguilar (30) and passenger Major FAP Candle Italo Fernandez (36)
Negligence claims over a helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two Britons should remain in the US, a judge has ruled. (see full story) We also found this document online relating to this case File photo