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Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,869,392 modification (P00178) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for four UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2010 special funds in the amount of $53,869,392 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Mar-21

HAI names winner of 2021 Salute to Excellence award for Communications

HAI names winner of 2021 Salute to Excellence award for Communications

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Jeanette Eaton, vice president of commercial strategy and business development for global commercial and military systems at Sikorsky, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Communications Award. The award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Mar-21

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Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-F47 from Boeing

Israel selects CH-53K from Sikorsky over CH-F47 from Boeing

Israel’s Ministry of Defense and the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) have chosen to procure Lockheed Martin’s CH35K as its new heavy-lift helicopter, preferring it to Boeing’s CH-F47 Chinook. See Full Story.

Source: Globes, 01-Mar-21

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for H-53 landing gear

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for H-53  landing gear

Sikorsky, Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $8,591,645 firm-fixed-price delivery order (SPRPA1-21-F-C10U) against five-year basic ordering agreement SPRPA1-17-G-C101 for H-53 retractable landing gear.  This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1.  This is a three-year contract with no option periods.  Location of performance… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Mar-21

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

Caverton Helicopters moves into S76D operations

Nigerian operator Caverton Helicopters is moving into operations with Sikorsky S76D helicopters. This may be a response to the Bristow Helicopters flying eight S76Ds in their Nigerian fleet – the only location that the Houston-based global operator flies the D model on a regular basis.  Caverton’s offshore operations have in recent years been based around… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-21

Sikorsky wins additional Presidential VH-92 order

Sikorsky wins additional Presidential VH-92 order

Continuing its 63-year legacy of providing safe and reliable transportation for the president of the United States, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is under contract to manufacture a total of 23 VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Sikorsky is on schedule to deliver the next generation presidential helicopter later this year…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Feb-21

Sikorksy awarded $19M contract to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K

Sikorksy awarded $19M contract to replace existing subsystems within the CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $19,429,150 modification (P00005) to cost-plus-fixed-fee order N00019-19-F-2972 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This order provides for non-recurring engineering, engineering change order, logistics and programmatic support of the Data Transfer Unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement and ARC-210 program, to replace… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Feb-21

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of… Read more »

Source: PNA, 04-Feb-21

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Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for Phase One structural repair manuals for the CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for Phase One structural repair manuals for the CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $10,587,984 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N00019-21-F-0159) against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This order provides for the development of Phase One structural repair manuals for the CH-53K aircraft.  The repair manuals address organizational level repairs pertaining to airframe skins, doors and covers, tail cone, main and tail blade… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Feb-21

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02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

Night training mission in a routinely used area.  In a press conference (video, 7m50s) Lt. Col. Nicole Washington noted that the weather was poor, with snow and a low ceiling of fog that affected both the subject flight and later search efforts for the victims.  The Guard named those on board as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse Anderson,… Read more »

02-Feb-21

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Triumph Awarded Contract for Sikorsky CH-53K

Triumph Awarded Contract for Sikorsky CH-53K

Triumph Group (NYSE: TGI) announced that its Systems & Support business has finalized a low-rate initial production (LRIP) order from Sikorsky for the CH-53K King Stallion rotorcraft. The contract consists of LRIP 1 and 2 deliverables, including spares, for the U.S. Marine Corps next generation heavy-lift platform that is being produced to replace the CH-53E… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 01-Feb-21

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Sikorsky and Boeing update Defiant X for US Army FLRAA bid

Sikorsky and Boeing update Defiant X for US Army FLRAA bid

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) released details of its advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft competition, known as FLRAA. The aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Jan-21

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NTSB announces public board meeting on Kobe Bryant S76 accident

NTSB announces public board meeting on Kobe Bryant S76 accident

The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. The Sikorsky S-76B helicopter collided with hilly terrain and was destroyed by impact forces and fire. The pilot and eight… Read more »

Source: NTSB, 14-Jan-21

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09-Jan-21 N4035S Sikorsky S-64F Oakland, US-California

Helicopter was lifting an air conditioning units from street level to the roof of the Elihu Harris State Building (1515 Clay Street) when the load dropped. No injuries were reported.

09-Jan-21

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Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

Caverton launches S92 operations in Nigeria

Caverton Helicopters is heralding the arrival of their new Sikorsky S92 as the first operated by a Nigerian-owned operator. Evidently they are distinguishing themselves from US-based Bristow, who have operated S92s in the West African country for many years. The aircraft’s arrival also marks the first time that a helicopter shipped into the port has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-21

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31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

After landing, and while taxying to be refuelled, a manoeuvre resulted in the tail hitting a lighting tower.  This caused the helicopter to spin on the ground, during which the main blades then hit the tower too.  Video of incident here.

31-Dec-20

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27-Dec-20 G-MCSK Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

Operator quoted as saying “An S-92 helicopter which was flying without any passengers returned to Aberdeen airport this morning (27.12.2020) after crew reported a cockpit warning light illumination. The crew followed standard precautionary procedures by requesting priority to land. “

27-Dec-20

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Sikorsky awarded $507M contract for UH-60M HH-60M aircraft

Sikorsky awarded $507M contract for UH-60M HH-60M aircraft

Sikorksy Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $507,036,949 modification (P00163) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M HH-60M aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022.  Fiscal 2021 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $507,036,949 were obligated at the time of the award.  The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Dec-20

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CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

CHC Norway wins S92 contract with Equinor and Var Energi

Equinor has handed CHC an £85 million contract to provide flights from Stavanger airport to its Norwegian continental shelf platforms. CHC will provide crew change services in the southern part of the Norwegian North Sea, serving the Johan Sverdrup, Gina Krogh, Sleipner, Grane, Gudrun, Heimdal and Draupner fields, as well as drilling rigs in the… Read more »

Source: Energy Voice, 14-Dec-20

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Rheinmetall win German CH-53 maintenance contract

Rheinmetall win German CH-53 maintenance contract

Rheinmetall has won an order from the German Bundeswehr to inspect, maintain and repair Sikorsky CH-53G transport helicopters. Starting in March 2021, the Düsseldorf-based Group will be operating two maintenance and repair bays belonging to the German Air Force’s 64th Helicopter Squadron at Diepholz in Lower Saxony. Worth a figure in the lower two-digit million-euro… Read more »

Source: Rheinmetall, 11-Dec-20

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Philippines wants another 16 Black Hawks

Philippines wants another 16 Black Hawks

The Philippines may acquire another 16 S-70i “Black Hawk” combat utility helicopters for the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on Thursday. Lorenzana said PAF chief, Lt. Gen. Allen Paredes told him that it would be more advantageous for the Air Force to be operating a single specific… Read more »

Source: PNA, 11-Dec-20

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08-Dec-20 G-CLHW Sikorsky S92 Sumburgh, UK

Safe emergency landing after diversion due to unspecified technical issue – instead of returning to Aberdeen.  A one-off flight by sister ship G-IACF was flown Aberdeen to Sumburgh to Aberdeen a few hours later, presumably to bring back the passengers temporarily stranded.

08-Dec-20

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ITP Aero signs contract to provide engine MRO for CHC S92 and AW189

ITP Aero signs contract to provide engine MRO for CHC S92 and AW189

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes… Read more »

Source: ITP Aero, 07-Dec-20

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Korean Air extends USMC H-53 APAC maintenance contract

Korean Air extends USMC H-53 APAC maintenance contract

Korean Air recently won an order from the US Department of Defense for the maintenance of H-53E large helicopters deployed in Asia-Pacific for 9 years from December 2020 to May 2029. The total business size is around 150 billion won (approx US$136M, Ed) The maintenance projects that Korean Air will perform include inspection, replacement and repair… Read more »

Source: Korean Air, 02-Dec-20

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Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

Milestone delivers first S92 to Caverton Helicopters

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announces that it has recently delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Caverton Helicopters Limited (“Caverton”). This marks the first S-92 to be operated by Caverton and the first to be operated by a wholly locally-owned African company. The deal… Read more »

Source: Milestone, 02-Dec-20

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Sikorsky awarded $16M contract for VH-3D/VH-60N updates

Sikorsky awarded $16M contract for VH-3D/VH-60N updates

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $16,441,085 modification (P00001) to firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable order N00019-20-F-0024 against previously issued basic ordering agreement N00019-19-G-0029.  This modification provides for fiscal 2021 special progressive aircraft rework sustainment efforts in support of the VH-3D/VH-60N executive helicopter.  Specifically, this modification provides security, project engineering, integrated logistics,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Nov-20

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New President named at Sikorsky

New President named at Sikorsky

According to Inside Defense, Lockheed Martin has appointed Paul Lemmo to the post of President at Sikorsky, effective from early 2021 when current incumbent Dan Schultz retires. Lemmo is currently Vice President and General Manager for the Integrated Warfare Systems and Sensors line of business within Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems division. According to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Nov-20

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Sikorsky Australia Achieves DASA TRAINING Certification

Sikorsky Australia Achieves DASA TRAINING Certification

Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, has been officially approved as an Aircraft Maintenance Training Organisation (MTO) by the Defence Aviation Safety Authority (DASA)—a significant training accreditation currently granted to only one other defence industry organisation. This important milestone authorises Sikorsky Australia to deliver type course aircraft training to its staff, defence and industry partners… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Nov-20

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Lithuania to sign for UH-60M Black Hawks this week

Lithuania to sign for UH-60M Black Hawks this week

Lithuania is planned to sign a contract on acquisition of a new helicopter platform from the Government of the United States. The Lithuanian Armed Forces will buy four UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with additional equipment, spares, and a training, repair and logistical support package. Lithuania will pay EUR 181 million (USD 213 million) over next… Read more »

Source: Lithuanian Defence Ministry, 10-Nov-20

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Sikorsky awarded $47M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $47M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $47,970,000 modification (P00150) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for UH-60M aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 30, 2022.  Fiscal 2020 operation and maintenance (Army) funds in the amount of $5,000,000 were obligated at the time of the award.  The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-20

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Sikorsky awarded $550M contract for delivery of 6 CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $550M contract for delivery of 6 CH-53K

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin company, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $550,372,323 modification (P00043) to previously awarded fixed-price-incentive (firm target), firm-fixed-price contract N00019-16-C-0048.  This modification is for Lot IV low rate initial production and delivery of six CH-53K aircraft and associated aircraft, programmatic and logistics support, rate tooling and physical configuration audits.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Oct-20

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Astronautics RoadRunner EFI installed in Santa Barbara County Black Hawk

Astronautics RoadRunner EFI installed in Santa Barbara County Black Hawk

Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) was delivered to Santa Barbara County Sheriff-Fire Air Support Unit (ASU) recently when they accepted their first retrofitted Sikorsky HH-60L helicopter from Arista Aviation, located in Enterprise, Alabama. The RoadRunner EFIS is the cornerstone of an upgraded, state-of-the-art avionics package and instrument panel on… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 21-Oct-20

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Jolly Green II HH-60W begins live-fire testing

Jolly Green II HH-60W begins live-fire testing

Deep within Eglin’s range, rapid, powerful gunfire reverberated across the expanse beginning Aug. 17. Live fire testing began for the HH-60W Jolly Green II’s three primary weapons.The goal of the ground testing was to verify the weapons systems functionality, accuracy, and to demonstrate the guns are safe to employ operationally. The 413th Flight Test Squadron… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 25-Sep-20

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25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Stavangar, Norway

S92 was on its way back to Stavangar/Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution that the oil pressure on the main gearbox had dropped below 45 psi. Shortly afterwards,… Read more »

25-Sep-20

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25-Sep-20 LN-ONQ Sikorsky S92 Sola, Norway

On Friday 25 September 2020, the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92A, LN-ONQ, operated by Bristow Norway was on its way back to Sola (ENZV) after a flight to the West Elara oil installation. During descent from 7 000 ft. towards 1 000 ft., at a height of approx. 4 500 ft. the crew received a caution… Read more »

25-Sep-20

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Onboard Systems Sikorsky Black Hawk Replacement Cargo Hook Kit Certified by FAA

Onboard Systems Sikorsky Black Hawk Replacement Cargo Hook Kit Certified by FAA

Onboard Systems International, LLC, a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its replacement cargo hook kits for the Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk have been STC certified by the FAA. The new kits feature a dual solenoid design to eliminate the need for high-cost Cartridge Activated Devices (CADs) for back-up release… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 03-Sep-20

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03-Sep-20 ?????? Sikorsky CH-53E Sneads Ferry, US-North Carolina

No details found on why this CH-53E made an emergency landing, but it ended up burning out on the ground after landing.  All 4 POB out safely.

03-Sep-20

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27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

US special forces UH-60M crashed with two fatalities and three injuries. Two fatalities were named as Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta, 33, and Sgt. Tyler Shelton, 22

27-Aug-20

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25-Aug-20 N276TH Sikorsky S76C West Palm Beach, US-Florida

Landing gear collapsed while taxying after landing. 2POB not injured

25-Aug-20

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Sikorsky wins Royal Australian Navy MH-60R support contract

Sikorsky wins Royal Australian Navy MH-60R support contract

An Australian company has been selected by the US Navy to deliver sustainment support for the Royal Australian Navy’s new fleet of maritime combat helicopters. Sikorsky Australia, a Lockheed Martin company, will provide through-life sustainment support for the Navy’s fleet of MH-60R (Romeo) helicopters at their state of the art maintenance, logistics and repair organisation… Read more »

Source: Royal Australian Navy, 17-Aug-20

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Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock wins major new contracts with Total E&P UK

Babcock has secured two new five-year contracts in the UK and Denmark to provide energy major Total with helicopter transport in the North Sea. The contracts, which were won in a competitive tender, will see Babcock’s Offshore business operate a mix of S-92 and H175 helicopters for Total in the UK. Flights from Aberdeen will… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 03-Aug-20

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HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

HM Coastguard flies first UK unmanned SAR missions

Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend. The unmanned aircraft will be supporting search and rescue response in north Wales both in maritime and in the mountains. It is an operational trial and will potentially have the benefits… Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Jul-20

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30-Jul-20 N160LA Sikorsky S70A Santa Clarita, US-California

Blade strike while training in mountainous area. Helicopter continued take-off and departed location with rotor blade noise clearly “non-standard” Analysis of the helicopter’s tracks have suggested the date was 26-Jul-20 but this is not confirmed.  Having been very active daily for two straight weeks, it was then not flying for four days.  The video was… Read more »

26-Jul-20

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Sikorsky S76C – FAA AD 2020-0212 – RDAU software

Sikorsky S76C – FAA AD 2020-0212 – RDAU software

The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for certain Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Model S-76C helicopters. This AD was prompted by reports of inaccurate main gear box (MGB) indications in flight. This AD requires updating the remote data acquisition unit (RDAU) software and re-identifying the RDAU and, for certain helicopters, updating the software of… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Jul-20

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US approves sale of one Sikorsky UH-60M to Jordan

US approves sale of one Sikorsky UH-60M to Jordan

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Jordan of one (1) UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter and related equipment for an estimated cost of $23 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Jordan… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 10-Jul-20

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Sikorsky awarded $470M contract for six VH-92 helicopters

Sikorsky awarded $470M contract for six VH-92 helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $470,813,279 firm-fixed price modification (P00084) to a previously-awarded fixed-price incentive-firm contract (N00019-14-C-0050).  This modification exercises options to procure six low rate initial production lot II VH-92A aircraft, interim contractor support and six cabin interior reconfiguration kits in support of the Presidential Helicopter Replacement… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jun-20

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Sikorsky awarded $12M contract modification for CH-53K work

Sikorsky awarded $12M contract modification for CH-53K work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $11,967,528 modification (P00003) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order (N00019-19-F-2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0029).  This modification provides non-recurring engineering to replace existing subsystems, such as the Data Transfer Unit, Defense Electronic Countermeasure System and ARC-210 radio, with the CH-53K production… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jun-20

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ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero wins engine MRO contract for CHC S-92s and AW189s

ITP Aero has signed a contract with CHC Helicopter to provide comprehensive support for its fleet of CT7-8A and CT7-2E1 engines that are flown in its Sikorsky S-92 and Leonardo AW189 helicopters. The contract spans five years and work will be carried out at ITP Aero’s Albacete and Ajalvir facilities in Spain. The contract includes… Read more »

Source: ITP Aero, 19-Jun-20

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Helinet enters firefighting market with UH-60 contract win

Helinet enters firefighting market with UH-60 contract win

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 »

Source: Helinet, 11-Jun-20

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Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

Q1 production analysis – Airbus rises while every other OEM falls

GAMA, the General Aviation Manufacturers’ Association, has released it’s quarterly production report covering January to March 2020. This covers the general aviation aircraft shipments and billings for the first quarter of 2020. Piston, turboprop, business jet and rotorcraft deliveries declined across all segments during the first quarter of 2020 as compared to the first quarter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-20

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Sikorsky announce first S-92A+ upgrade kit customer

Sikorsky announce first S-92A+ upgrade kit customer

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) announces that is has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company Cougar Helicopters Inc. have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004 and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer. The S-92A+ upgrade… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 28-Apr-20

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Clayton awarded $7M contract to provide maintenance on Egyptian Government AS-61

Clayton awarded $7M contract to provide maintenance on Egyptian Government AS-61

Clayton International Inc.,* Peachtree City, Georgia, is awarded a $7,628,834 firm-fixed-price, cost reimbursable contract to provide depot level maintenance on one AS-61 helicopter for the government of Egypt.  Work will be performed in Peachtree City, Georgia, and is expected to be completed in November 2021.  Foreign Military Sales funds in the amount of $7,628,824 will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-20

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L-3 Technologies awarded $10M contract MH-60R data link systems

L-3 Technologies awarded $10M contract MH-60R data link systems

L-3 Technologies Inc., Salt Lake City, Utah, is awarded a $9,999,144 firm-fixed-price modification (P00012) to a previously-awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-18-C-1030) to procure eight Common Data Link Hawklink AN/SRQ-4 systems for the MH-60R aircraft.  Work will be performed in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is expected to be completed in December 2022.  Fiscal 2020 other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Apr-20

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20-Apr-20 N908CH Sikorsky S61 Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan

Loss of tail rotor authority, and rolled onto its side on landing

20-Apr-20

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Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II taken to extremes

Sikorsky HH-60W Jolly Green II taken to extremes

An HH-60W Jolly Green II, the Air Force’s new combat search and rescue helicopter, completed a month-long trial of extremes inside the McKinley Climatic Lab April 2. The Sikorsky test aircraft endured real temperatures ranging from 120 degrees to minus 60 degrees Fahrenheit as well as 45 mph winds coupled with heavy rainfall. All of… Read more »

Source: US Air Force, 17-Apr-20

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General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

General Electric awarded $11M extra for Presidential V-92 contract

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $11,093,940 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00019-18-F-2476) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (SPE4A1-17-G-0008) in support of the Marine Corps Presidential Helicopter Program.  This modification procures five CT7-8A6 engines with metal shipping containers, interface harness and associated control hardware.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Mar-20

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Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock wins major new North Sea helicopter contract from Bristow

Babcock MCS Offshore have won a significant new five-year shared contract with three oil and gas operators for helicopter transport in the northern North Sea. The contract will initially see Babcock operate over 100 helicopter flights each month from Sumburgh in Shetland, on behalf of CNR International, EnQuest and TAQA under a collaborative agreement. Flights… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-20

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Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky gets order for 12 more HH-60Ws

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million. The award follows a string of significant program milestones in 2019, including first flight,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-20

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Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

Bristow marks 1000th SAR mission from Sumburgh base

THE SUMBURGH based Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue helicopters have just completed their 1,000th mission since Bristow Helicopters took over the coastguard search and rescue contract from Canadian firm CHC in June 2013. See Full Story.

Source: Shetland News, 04-Mar-20

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Sikorsky receives second contract for six Presidential S92s

Sikorsky receives second contract for six Presidential S92s

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract from the U.S Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps. Under the terms of the contract, known as Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) Lot II, Sikorsky will begin… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Feb-20

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Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

Bristow Group Inc. today announced extensions to two contracts with ConocoPhillips to support its air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea. Bristow has been ConocoPhillips’s aviation partner for more than 20 years. The current two contracts started September 1, 2014 and the extension… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 11-Feb-20

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Sikorsky and United Aero Group sign S61 support agreement

Sikorsky and United Aero Group sign S61 support agreement

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin Company announced today at Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo 2020 that it has named United Aero Group LLC (UAG) of Shelton, CT, as a Domestic Distributor of its products supporting the S-61 fleet of aircraft.  This appointment emphasizes Sikorsky’s commitment to providing sustained support for their customers operating the S-61… Read more »

Source: United Aero, 11-Feb-20

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Erickson and Sikorsky sign S-64 development contract

Erickson and Sikorsky sign S-64 development contract

Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and premier manufacturer and developer of rotorcraft and autonomy solutions have signed a development agreement aimed at tackling the future of firefighting in the 21st century. Erickson will work to develop the next generation of pilot optional… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 10-Feb-20

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Aerometals to Showcase Sikorsky S70i EIBF during Heli-Expo 2020

Aerometals to Showcase Sikorsky S70i EIBF during Heli-Expo 2020

Aerometals, an aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing specialty leader for over 35 years will be showcasing the latest application of their new generation Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) during the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. The company will display an S-70i Firehawk® operated by City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations Department with an… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 06-Feb-20

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Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 03-Feb-20

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Sikorsky Honours S92 Operators

Sikorsky Honours S92 Operators

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized Bristow, CHC, and Cougar Helicopters for their life-saving mission capability using the workhorse S-92® Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter. Audrey Brady, Sikorsky VP, Commercial Systems and Services and Sergei Sikorsky, son of company founder Igor Sikorsky, thanked Bristow, CHC, and Cougar executives in a ceremony at… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Jan-20

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Sikorsky Recognizes California Firehawk Aerial Firefighters

Sikorsky Recognizes California Firehawk Aerial Firefighters

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 »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jan-20

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Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky introduces S-92A+ and S-92B upgrades

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today it is accepting position agreements for upgrades to the best-in-class S-92 helicopter: the S-92A+™ and the S-92B™ helicopters. The announcement at the annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli Expo demonstrates continued investment in and commitment to commercial helicopter operators and customers. “We are excited to offer… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Jan-20

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Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

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 »

Source: Collins Aerospace, 28-Jan-20

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Telephonics flight tests MOSAIC AESA Radar System on MH-60S

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its MOSAIC® Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system aboard a U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter, accumulating over 10 hours of operational time during a two-week period in November. The flight demonstrations, which took place over the Mid-Atlantic… Read more »

27-Jan-20

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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

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 »

Source: Luma Technologies, 27-Jan-20

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26-Jan-20 N72EX Sikorsky S76B Calabasas, US-California (9F)

This accident took the lives of basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna. More details to follow when facts can be established rather than relying on media speculation

26-Jan-20

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Far East air force looking to lease eight utility helicopters

Far East air force looking to lease eight utility helicopters

After flying a helicopter type for 51 years, and having operated a total of 43 aircraft, it would appear surprising that an air force has made the decision to ground a helicopter type on safety grounds rather than retire it from service. The New Straits Times reported last week that the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF)… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jan-20

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Sikorsky, Rheinmetall Unveil Plans for German Heavy-Lift CH-53K

Sikorsky, Rheinmetall Unveil Plans for German Heavy-Lift CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of the Sikorsky CH-53K (“King Stallion”) as the Bundeswehr’s new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) program. “Our entire team is pleased to offer the CH-53K: the most efficient, capable and intelligent helicopter… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jan-20

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Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop extends aircrew training contract for Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project

Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc., a subsidiary of Bluedrop Performance Learning Inc. (“Bluedrop”) (TSX-V: BPLI) has renewed its contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to provide instructors and training courseware for pilots and maintainers for Canada’s CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopters. The agreement extends the services that Bluedrop is providing to the program until March… Read more »

Source: Bluedrop Training & Simulation, 06-Jan-20

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