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CGAS New Orleans receives first MH-60 Jayhawk

CGAS New Orleans receives first MH-60 Jayhawk

3-May-2022Source: UCSG

U.S. Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans yesterday received their first MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter, with a further pair expected by July of this year. The Air Station has exclusively flown MH-65 Dolphin helicopters up to now. The arrival included an overflight of downtown New Orleans by Cmdr. Keith Blair, Air Station New Orleans commanding officer... Read more

Honeywell power systems and generators selected for SB1 Defiant X

Honeywell power systems and generators selected for SB1 Defiant X

27-Apr-2022Source: Honeywell

A variety of Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) engine and power systems technology has been selected by Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing for its DEFIANT X® helicopter, currently a contender to win the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Team DEFIANT selected Honeywell’s GTCP 36-150 auxiliary power units (APUs) series, as well as Honeywell’s main engine generator and APU... Read more

USMC declares Initial Operational Capability of CH-53K

USMC declares Initial Operational Capability of CH-53K

26-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Marine Corps declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, validating the platform’s operational readiness to forward deploy Marines and equipment across the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the CH-53K, which enables the U.S. Marine Corps and international militaries to move troops and equipment... Read more

KAMAN receives follow-on award for HH-60W cockpit

KAMAN receives follow-on award for HH-60W cockpit

14-Apr-2022Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that its Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Division located in Jacksonville, Florida (Kaman) has received a follow on award from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) cockpit. This award secures deliveries of the HH-60W cockpit from 2022... Read more

Sikorsky granted $27M contract for support of CH-53K Production

Sikorsky granted $27M contract for support of CH-53K Production

13-Apr-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $27,378,339 firm-fixed-price order (N0001922F2312) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures rate tooling and non-recurring engineering in support of achieving a production quantity at full rate of up to 24 CH-53K aircraft per year. Work will be performed in Stratford, and... Read more

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

Marines Complete CH-53K® Initial Operational Test & Evaluation Test Vignettes

7-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Demonstrating its advanced capabilities in the fleet environment, the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter completed Initial Operational Test & Evaluation test vignettes (IOT&E) paving the way for the expected declaration by the U.S. Marine Corps of  Initial Operational Capability (IOC) later this year and a Full Rate Production decision in 2023. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company... Read more

Parker Aerospace selected hydraulics and flight controls for Defiant FLRAA bid

Parker Aerospace selected hydraulics and flight controls for Defiant FLRAA bid

7-Apr-2022Source: Parker Aerospace

Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today announced the Sikorsky-Boeing team has selected multiple Parker technologies for the DEFIANT X® entrant in the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition that include main hydraulic pumps, auxiliary pumps, flight control modules, main rotor servoactuators (MRS) and... Read more

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing for RAIDER X®

Sikorsky Leverages Established High-Tech Manufacturing for RAIDER X®

5-Apr-2022Source: Sikorsky

The Sikorsky RAIDER X® competitive prototype (CP) for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) is more than 85 percent complete, progressing 50 percent faster through production and assembly compared to legacy programs and resulting in a cost-effective, transformational aircraft. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has made significant progress on RAIDER X, which is... Read more

SB>1 DEFIANT Helicopter Completes Long-Endurance Flight to Nashville

SB>1 DEFIANT Helicopter Completes Long-Endurance Flight to Nashville

4-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

After three years of proving its transformational flight capabilities, the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® helicopter arrived in Nashville this week to give U.S. Army Aviators a first-hand look at this impressive aircraft at the Army Aviation Association of America’s annual summit. Army aviators at the summit will be able to see how Team DEFIANT... Read more

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing Adds to Team DEFIANT

4-Apr-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced six new members of Team DEFIANT. These supplier teammates will join the team to support DEFIANT X®, the advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Joining the team are: ATI, Cudahy, Wisconsin: gearbox forgings Collins Aerospace, Windsor Locks,... Read more

Sikorsky marks 15th anniversary of acquiring PZL Mielec

Sikorsky marks 15th anniversary of acquiring PZL Mielec

25-Mar-2022Source: PZL Mielec

March 16 it has been 15 years since the privatization of PZL Mielec and company joining to the Sikorsky family, which is now a part of Lockheed Martin Corporation.  It was the beginning of groundbreaking changes in the history of aviation in Mielec. Since privatization and 170 million USD investment to improve production facilities and... Read more

Sikorsky contracted for $52M of Long Lead items for Israeli CH-53K order

Sikorsky contracted for $52M of Long Lead items for Israeli CH-53K order

23-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $52,467,855 firm-fixed-price modification (P00002) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004).  This modification adds scope to procure long lead items in support of full rate production, Lot 7, CH-53K aircraft for the government of Israel. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and... Read more

United Rotorcraft delivers FIRESYSTEM to Santa Barbara County

United Rotorcraft delivers FIRESYSTEM to Santa Barbara County

22-Mar-2022Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced today the delivery of a HH-60 aerial fire system to Santa Barbara County Fire Department’s Air Support Unit. United Rotorcraft configured the aircraft with their FIRESYSTEM, including a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft, extended landing gear to accommodate the tank, and... Read more

Sikorsky awarded contract for $42M for technical services in support of sustainment of the H-60

Sikorsky awarded contract for $42M for technical services in support of sustainment of the H-60

14-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $42,152,263 cost-plus-fee, cost-no-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for non-personal technical services in support of sustainment of the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2026.... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $99M contract for support of the Presidential Helicopter Program

Sikorsky awarded $99M contract for support of the Presidential Helicopter Program

14-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $99,250,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides products and support required to rapidly integrate and field VH-92A aircraft simulators and trainers in support of the Presidential Helicopter Program. The products include delivery of technical analysis, technical reports, trade studies, and retrofit... Read more

12-Mar-22 N761AF Sikorsky S76D Texarkana, US-Texas

12-Mar-22 N761AF Sikorsky S76D Texarkana, US-Texas

12-Mar-2022

Tail strike on landing at hospital helipad... Read more

Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft sign S70 Firehawk marketing agreement

Sikorsky and United Rotorcraft sign S70 Firehawk marketing agreement

9-Mar-2022Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, today signed a marketing teaming agreement that formalizes how both companies will collaborate to meet growing global interest in the S-70™ FIREHAWK® helicopter. The agreement will enable the team to identify demand, and more quickly build and configure new... Read more

Kaman receives follow-on HH-60W Cockpit contract

Kaman receives follow-on HH-60W Cockpit contract

8-Mar-2022Source: Kaman

Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that its Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Division located in Jacksonville, Florida (Kaman) has received a follow on award from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) cockpit. This award secures deliveries of the HH-60W cockpit from 2022... Read more

S-92 lands at HeliExpo 2022 using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

S-92 lands at HeliExpo 2022 using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

7-Mar-2022

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] together with GE Aviation and Milestone Aviation, announce the S-92® helicopter arrived at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 using a blend of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The helicopter utilized a combination of biofuel, as well as traditional jet fuel in the 1500 mile cross country flight. “As a Corporation, we... Read more

04-Mar-22 G-MCGY Sikorsky S92 Plymouth, UK (1F)

04-Mar-22 G-MCGY Sikorsky S92 Plymouth, UK (1F)

4-Mar-2022

Police statement – Two members of the public were injured as a HM Coastguard helicopter was landing at the helipad at Derriford. One person is being treated for their injuries and remains in hospital. The second injured person, a local woman in her 80’s, (named here as Jean Langan, 87) has since died; their next of kin... Read more

Albany picked to produce CH-53K Aft Transition assembly

Albany picked to produce CH-53K Aft Transition assembly

3-Mar-2022

Albany International Corp. (NYSE: AIN) announced today that its subsidiary Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to produce the complete CH-53K Aft Transition assembly in a competitively bid 10-year long term agreement (LTA) covering Lots 7 through 14. Long-lead funding is already underway to support the schedule and the contract is... Read more

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant demos slaloms, external load and single-engine capabilities

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant demos slaloms, external load and single-engine capabilities

25-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

In three demonstrations during the same flight, the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT® helicopter demonstrated it is not only maneuverable, survivable and fast, but also provides the critical external lift capability of traditional rotorcraft. With DEFIANT X®, the team’s offering for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA), crews will deliver troops and cargo to the objective... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $684M Lot 6 contract for nine CH-53Ks

Sikorsky awarded $684M Lot 6 contract for nine CH-53Ks

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $684,950,963 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification (P00006) to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0047). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of nine low rate initial production, Lot 6, CH-53K heavy lift aircraft, as well as associated aircraft programmatic and logistical support.... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $101M contract for CH-53K long lead items for Lot 7 production

Sikorsky awarded $101M contract for CH-53K long lead items for Lot 7 production

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $101,883,324 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004). This modification adds scope to procure long lead items for full rate production, Lot 7, CH-53K aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in December... Read more

22-Feb-22 N615CK Sikorsky S61N Kekaha, US-Hawaii (4F)

22-Feb-22 N615CK Sikorsky S61N Kekaha, US-Hawaii (4F)

22-Feb-2022

Under contract to the US Navy, the helicopter was providing retrieval support for a routine training operation when the crash happened. Brian Beattie, Croman director of operations, said the Sikorsky S-61N had just retrieved an object from the water and was trying to drop it on the ground when something went wrong. Post crash fire All... Read more

Sikorsky Secures Contract to build CH-53K™ for Israel

Sikorsky Secures Contract to build CH-53K™ for Israel

18-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will produce 12 CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for Israel under a U.S. Navy Foreign Military Sales (FMS) agreement. This production announcement is for the first four of 12 aircraft for Israel and is on the heels of a contract to produce nine more aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. The signed... Read more

Sikorsky and DARPA Fly OPV Black Hawk With Supervised Autonomy

Sikorsky and DARPA Fly OPV Black Hawk With Supervised Autonomy

18-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Sitting on the runway in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, one of Sikorsky’s pilots in an S-70™ BLACK HAWK® helicopter flips the optionally piloted cockpit switch from two to zero, exits the aircraft and walks across the runway. Moments later, the Model A BLACK HAWK aircraft, identifiable by DARPA’s logo and tail number N60-OPV, completes a pre-flight... Read more

Honeywell selected by Lockheed Martin Sikorksy-Boeing to power Defiant X in Key US Army Pursuit

Honeywell selected by Lockheed Martin Sikorksy-Boeing to power Defiant X in Key US Army Pursuit

14-Feb-2022Source: Honeywell

Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) has been selected to provide its new HTS7500 turboshaft engine as the power behind the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing DEFIANT X® helicopter, currently a contender to win the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. The HTS7500 turboshaft engine is the newest and most technologically advanced model in Honeywell’s family of military engines,... Read more

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53K

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53K

7-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Prioritizing affordability and utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build nine additional CH-53K™ aircraft at a lower unit price than previous lot buys, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers. The company’s experienced supply chain coupled with its active digital approach drives speed and affordability throughout... Read more

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

21-Jan-2022Source: Helitak

Arista Aviation Services (Arista) and Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment (Helitak) have entered into a Cooperation Agreement to modify and provide aerial firefighting helicopters with expandable underbelly fire suppression tanks. As a leader in Sikorsky Black Hawk UH-60 airframe modifications, Arista retrofits different configurations, including the aerial firefighting platform and views the Helitak FT4500 as a... Read more

Philippines orders another 32 Black Hawks

Philippines orders another 32 Black Hawks

17-Jan-2022Source: PNA

It’s a go for the government procurement of 32 additional S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters after the Notice of Award (NOA) was issued to PZL Mielec of Poland late last year, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announced Sunday. Lorenzana shared in a Facebook post that the NOA was issued on Dec. 28, 2021 for the... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $30M for CH-53K Data Concentrator Unit and Blade Fold work

Sikorsky awarded $30M for CH-53K Data Concentrator Unit and Blade Fold work

13-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $30,506,177 undefinitized cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F1147) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering efforts for the integration, testing, and qualification of the re-designed Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) and Blade Fold Distributor (BFD) units that will mitigate component... Read more

Sikorsky Australia NDT Team transitions into Asia Pacific Aerospace

Sikorsky Australia NDT Team transitions into Asia Pacific Aerospace

12-Jan-2022Source: Asia Pacific Aerospace

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA) has confirmed continuation of NDT services previously offered by the Sikorsky Australia non-destructive testing (NDT) unit.  As of December 18, all five members of the former Sikorsky Australia team transitioned to APA’s Macarthur facility. The facility has been upgraded to accommodate the advanced NDT methods now added to APA’s capability: Ultrasonic... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $29M for CH-53K logistics support work

Sikorsky awarded $29M for CH-53K logistics support work

12-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $29,457,101 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F1147) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures logistics support analysis and products resulting from production engineering changes and diminishing manufacturing sources and material shortages to include technical publications, logistics support analysis and logistics product data in support... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $16M for VH-3D and VH-60N support

Sikorsky awarded $16M for VH-3D and VH-60N support

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $16,253,510 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable modification (P00003) to an order (N0001920F0024) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises options to provide the following support services: test support; on-site technical and logistics support, to include incorporation of technical directives; sustainment... Read more

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

14-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

[updated 15-Dec-21.  Despite a reliable source in Romania confirming that Airbus bid the SMURD contract with the H175M, the OEM has contacted HeliHub.com to confirm that was not the case and they bid with the H215.  Text thus updated accordingly] Lockheed Martin have confirmed via social media – see tweet below – that they are... Read more

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Bristow completes offshore flight using Sustainable Aviation Fuel

10-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) announced today it completed an offshore revenue flight using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), marking one of the first SAF-powered flights to an offshore operation in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to installations operated by bp. As part of its strategic relationship with Air bp, Bristow... Read more

FAA Issues Certificate of Airworthiness for the First Type Certified S-70M Black Hawk

FAA Issues Certificate of Airworthiness for the First Type Certified S-70M Black Hawk

9-Dec-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has completed its certification of the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter — a new type designation — by issuing Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) a Restricted Category Special Airworthiness Certificate. FAA certification, and the establishment of a pilot type rating, are expected to broaden the market for the military-designed... Read more

Milestone to deliver two S92s to CHC for Norwegian SAR

Milestone to deliver two S92s to CHC for Norwegian SAR

7-Dec-2021Source: Milestone

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that they are to provide two Sikorsky S-92 Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters to CHC Helicopters (“CHC”), one of the world’s leading helicopter services and maintenance, repair and overhaul providers. The two Milestone S-92 SAR helicopters will be used to support... Read more

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

Blade expands into Canada in partnership with Helijet

2-Dec-2021

Blade Air Mobility, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLDE, “Blade” or the “Company”), a technology-powered global air mobility platform, today announced that it has entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) through its wholly owned subsidiaries Blade Urban Air Mobility, Inc. and Blade Urban Air Mobility (Canada), Inc., with Helijet International, Inc. (“Helijet”), North America’s largest scheduled helicopter airline,... Read more

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

2-Dec-2021

TEI has held a ceremony with its employees to mark the delivery of their 50th T700 engine – named T700-TEI-701D locally – which will be transferred to the Turkish T70 Black Hawk production line for installation. The event held at TEI Eskişehir facilities was attended by General Manager and Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, Members of the Board... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $11M to modify VH-92s for shipboard operations

Sikorsky awarded $11M to modify VH-92s for shipboard operations

30-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $11,775,696 modification (P00003) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0109) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering analysis in support of Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness certification efforts to enable VH-92A shipboard operations. Additionally, this modification provides... Read more

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement with CIAC

Sikorsky Signs Reseller Agreement with CIAC

25-Nov-2021Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Corporación de la Industria Aeronáutica de Colombia S.A. (CIAC) have signed a reseller agreement allowing CIAC to purchase Black Hawk® helicopter spare parts from Sikorsky for resale to the Colombian Army, Air Force and National Police. Advance procurement and storage of the material in Bogota, including... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $31M order for CH-53K countermeasures work

Sikorsky awarded $31M order for CH-53K countermeasures work

25-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $31,158,091 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00008) to an order (N0001919F2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide non-recurring engineering to include, investigation, systems engineering support, risk analysis and integration development in support of the Data Transfer Unit... Read more

Sikorsky awrded another $8M for CH-53K tooling

Sikorsky awrded another $8M for CH-53K tooling

19-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $8,069,745 firm-fixed-price modification (P00060) to a previously awarded contract (N0001916C0048). This modification exercises an option to provide for the production and delivery of CH-53K tooling and supplier rate tooling, as well as management through final acceptance, ensuring the program can meet aircraft production... Read more

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

10-Nov-2021Source: Helitak

Australian company Helitak has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to include seven additional Sikorsky Black Hawk Type Certificates on the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk STC that was awarded in May 2021 bringing the total to 10 UH-60 or EH-60 models now approved for operation. With the receipt of the AML Amendment, operators... 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

Korean Air and Sikorsky mark 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration

Korean Air and Sikorsky mark 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration

29-Oct-2021Source: Korean Air

Korean Air celebrated its 30 years of UH-60 Black Hawk technology cooperation with U.S. helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company during the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airport in Seongnam. Korean Air’s cooperation with Sikorsky began in 1990 with a license agreement for the UH-60P Black Hawk helicopter. Over... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $14M for config settings to CH-53K test aircraft

Sikorsky awarded $14M for config settings to CH-53K test aircraft

21-Oct-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $14,102,675 modification (P00001) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0718) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises options to procure four retrofit kits and associated system engineering support for the incorporation of 34 deployable configuration changes into CH-53K System Demonstration Test Article 1-4... Read more

Royal Australian Navy lifts temporary restrictions on MH-60R

Royal Australian Navy lifts temporary restrictions on MH-60R

19-Oct-2021Source: Australian Dept of Defence

The Royal Australian Navy has lifted temporary restrictions on MH-60R flying operations. A suspension was enacted as a precaution after an MH-60R helicopter attached to HMAS Brisbane ditched in the Philippine Sea on 13 October during a routine flight. “Initial evidence indicates that the incident is not an issue impacting the rest of the MH-60R... Read more

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

First CH-53K handed over to US Marine Corps

29-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today celebrated the first Connecticut-built CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter that will be delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps. This helicopter, which moves more troops and cargo more rapidly  from ship to shore, was the first all digitally designed helicopter. The CH-53K’s digital thread runs from design through production, maintenance, and sustainment,... Read more

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

S-92® Completes First Flight Using Biofuel

27-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT] has approved the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), often referred to as biofuel, for the S-92 helicopter as an alternative to petroleum-based fuels and the aircraft completed its first flight. This approval occurs as companies across the aviation industry are taking steps to meet environmental challenges, including... Read more

Aerometals adds Sikorsky S-70M capability to EIBF STC

Aerometals adds Sikorsky S-70M capability to EIBF STC

15-Sep-2021Source: Aerometals

Aerometals, a precision aerospace design and manufacturing company, has announced the addition of the S-70M airframe to their recently approved FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) protections. The company utilized exhaustive testing, high technology computational fluid dynamics modeling as well as bird strike analysis for its new generation engine protection... Read more

Sikorsky-Boeing delivers FLRAA proposal early to US Army

Sikorsky-Boeing delivers FLRAA proposal early to US Army

14-Sep-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

The Sikorsky-Boeing team released the following statement on the early submittal of the proposal for DEFIANT X™ for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA). This statement can be attributed to Paul Lemmo, president, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and to Mark Cherry, vice president and general manager, Vertical Lift, Boeing Defense, Space &... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $48M parts LRIP order for CH-53K

2-Sep-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $48,064,287 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0709) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures eight spare part and management and delivery of parts in support of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (64.24%);... Read more

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

United Rotorcraft contract for five S70i Black Hawks

30-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, has awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, a contract for five S-70™ Black Hawk® helicopters. The bulk order will enable United Rotorcraft, as the only company authorized by Sikorsky to modify Black Hawk aircraft to the FIREHAWK® configuration, to quickly deliver these new production aircraft for aerial... Read more

Pennsylvania Democrat politician condemns Sikorsky plant closure

Pennsylvania Democrat politician condemns Sikorsky plant closure

22-Aug-2021Source: Chrissy Houlahan

Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) condemned the announcement from Lockheed Martin that it is closing its Sikorsky facility in Coatesville in March of next year. It is the facility where the Marine One helicopter is produced. Houlahan was notified by Lockheed that Sikorsky employees received this news earlier on Thursday “After spending the last two years... Read more

Lockheed Martin confirms closure of Sikorsky plant at Coatesville

Lockheed Martin confirms closure of Sikorsky plant at Coatesville

20-Aug-2021Source: Unionville Times

Lockheed Martin has confirmed that it would close the Sikorsky helicopter plant in the Coatesville area — near Chester County Airport in Valley — with the loss of some 240 local jobs. See full story here... Read more

Colorado firefighters sign for S70i Firehawk

Colorado firefighters sign for S70i Firehawk

17-Aug-2021Source: United Rotorcraft

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced today the signing of a contract with United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, to complete and deliver a Sikorsky S70i FIREHAWK® helicopter. Configured by United Rotorcraft with a 1,000-gallon water tank attached to the belly of the aircraft, an extended landing gear to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M

2-Aug-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $26,947,749 modification (P00196) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M green aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 special funds in the amount of $26,947,749 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Contract

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Contract

30-Jul-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has received a four-year contract from the Brazilian Air Force to provide logistics support for the service’s 16 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The contract will improve fleet sustainment resulting from local storage of commonly required spare parts, assistance from a regional Sikorsky field service technician, and direct technical... Read more

SB>1 Defiant demonstrates lift of 5,300lb

SB>1 Defiant demonstrates lift of 5,300lb

28-Jul-2021Source: Sikorsky

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter demonstrated  mission-relevant cargo capacity by lifting a 5,300-pound Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System training load during a test flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. With DEFIANT X, the U.S. Army will deliver troops and cargo in future combat at twice the range of the current fleet. The lifting power demonstrated by... Read more

20-Jul-21 PK-TVY Sikorsky S76C++ Soehanah platform, Indonesia

20-Jul-21 PK-TVY Sikorsky S76C++ Soehanah platform, Indonesia

20-Jul-2021

When about to land, a loud noise was heard and the aircraft rolled to the right. The aircraft stopped at the edge of the helipad. All main rotor blades detached.... Read more

US Navy MH-60 crew rescued after California crash

US Navy MH-60 crew rescued after California crash

19-Jul-2021Source: US Navy

A Navy MH-60 Knighthawk helicopter crashed near Mt. Hogue, California at approximately 5 p.m. on July 16, while conducting search and rescue (SAR) operations. All four crewmembers survived the crash without injury and have been safely recovered. The aircraft, call sign Longhorn 02, was supporting Mono County search and rescue efforts to locate a lost... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M Foreign Military Sales green aircraft

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for UH-60M Foreign Military Sales green aircraft

16-Jul-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $26,947,749 modification (P00192) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M Foreign Military Sales green aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2021 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan) funds in the amount of $26,947,749 were obligated at the time of... Read more

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

Spain orders 36 H135 and 4 H160 helicopters

5-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

The Council of Ministers in Spain has approved a significant purchase with Airbus, including 40 helicopters and three A330 tanker aircraft. The helicopters consist of 18 H135s for each of the Spanish Interior and Defence Ministries, and 4 H160s for the Interior Ministry. The Interior Ministry H135 acquisition will replace the Bo105 and BK117 fleets,... Read more

Leonardo investing heavily in AW149 for UK New Medium Helicopter program

Leonardo investing heavily in AW149 for UK New Medium Helicopter program

1-Jul-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Leonardo is investing a significant amount of time and resources into ensuring the AW149 is as well-prepared as it can be for the UK New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. In March, the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced the programme by press release, well ahead of any more detailed documentation being made available. It is... Read more

Bristow loses another North Sea contract to CHC

Bristow loses another North Sea contract to CHC

28-Jun-2021Source: HeliHub.com

Only a matter of weeks since we reported that Apache Oil had decided to move their helicopter support operations away from Bristow, we can confirm that another oil company is taking the same route.  TAQA Bratani has decided to move away from Bristow for the North Sea support flights to their Brae fields, located 135... Read more

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53Ks

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53Ks

28-Jun-2021Source: US Navy

A contract to build nine CH-53K™ King Stallion™ helicopters with an additional contract option for nine more aircraft was awarded to Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company on June 25. The Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Lot 5 contract will deliver nine aircraft in 2024 as part of a 200 aircraft program of... Read more

Settlement reached over Kobe Bryant S76 accident

Settlement reached over Kobe Bryant S76 accident

23-Jun-2021Source: NECN

Vanessa Bryant has reached a settlement in her lawsuit against the company that owned and operated the helicopter that crashed in Calabasas last year, killing her husband — Laker legend Kobe Bryant — and their 13-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed Tuesday. Full story here... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $73M contract for MRO of CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $73M contract for MRO of CH-53K

22-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $73,221,421 modification (P00008) to firm-fixed-price order N00019-21-F-0434 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This modification adds scope to procure 362 spare parts and support required for the repair and maintenance of the CH-53K low rate initial production configuration aircraft.  Work will be... Read more

FXAIR launches NYC-Hamptons S76 packages with guarantees

FXAIR launches NYC-Hamptons S76 packages with guarantees

18-Jun-2021

FXAIR, the premium on-demand charter provider, has launched an all-inclusive fixed-price 10-pack of helicopter trips to the Hamptons this summer. This guaranteed helicopter transfer service between New York City helipads and destinations in eastern Long Island’s Hamptons will be operated by Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier provider of executive Sikorsky helicopter service in the greater New... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for engineering and project management of CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for engineering and project management of CH-53K

14-Jun-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,493,860 firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0434) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides systems engineering and program management services in support of CH-53K low rate initial production Lots 5 and 6 aircraft rate tooling. Work will be performed in Rochester, United... Read more

Five S70i Black Hawks delivered to Philippines Air Force

Five S70i Black Hawks delivered to Philippines Air Force

8-Jun-2021Source: Philippines Government

Another five S-70i Black Hawk combat utility helicopters from Poland arrived in the country on Monday. Lt. Col. Maynard Mariano, Philippine Air Force (PAF) spokesperson, said the five brand-new Black Hawk helicopters were loaded in an Antonov transport aircraft that arrived at the Clark Air Base in Pampanga. These are part of the 16 helicopters... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $25M contract for repair of refueling probes on HH-60G

Sikorsky awarded $25M contract for repair of refueling probes on HH-60G

24-May-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $25,813,361 requirements contract for the repair/overhaul of the refueling probes on the HH-60G helicopter. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to completed May 2026. This award is the result of a sole-source acquisition. Fiscal 2021 defense working capital funds are being used... Read more

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