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Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $23,441,543 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 Blackhawk 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 April 17, 2023.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US Dod, 22-Apr-19

US State Dept sells little-used S61T fleet

US State Dept sells little-used S61T fleet

The US State Department has begun selling their fleet of S61T helicopters. Originally bought for the transportation of diplomats and other VIP individuals in high-risk areas, the fleet now sits idle in a storage hangar in Southern Florida. The first 5 helicopters have been auctioned off, each with a starting price of $500,000, reports The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Apr-19

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Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup

Sikorsky Teamsters Win the Ergo Cup

Members of Teamsters Local 1150 won a competition at the Ergo Cup in New Orleans. The workers are responsible for manufacturing helicopters for Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of the Lockheed Martin Corporation. The Ergo Cup takes place at the Applied Ergonomics Conference, a national convention geared towards showcasing the latest developments in the field of… Read more »

Source: Teamsters, 15-Apr-19

2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Student Grant Opportunities

2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Student Grant Opportunities

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced today the opportunity for aviation students to apply for two grants to attend the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas this October. This partnership will support students with fully funded travel and entrance to both the renowned industry safety event and one of the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 28-Mar-19

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Florida site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA), will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program. “DEFIANT is designed to fly… Source: Sikorsky, 25-Mar-19

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of County of Los Angeles Fire Department

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Air Operations Section for its efforts in combating last November’s devastating Woolsey Fire with firefighting helicopters. The Fire Department operates eight multi-mission helicopters, including three S-70A Sikorsky Firehawk aircraft. During a March 12 ceremony at the Los Angeles Board… Read more »

Source: Sikorksy, 25-Mar-19

18-Mar-19 C9-HEI Sikorsky S76A Beira, Mozambique

Damaged by debris during hangar collapse caused by Cyclone Idai.  Helicopter is thought to be already in storage and withdraw

18-Mar-19

Sikorsky Expands iFly™ Performance Calculator

Sikorsky Expands iFly™ Performance Calculator

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) issued a beta version of its iFly Sikorsky™ performance calculator for the S-70i™ Black Hawk® helicopter. Available from the Apple Store as an iPad tablet app, iFly Sikorsky gives S-70i administrators, pilots and mission planners a quick and easy method to configure aircraft cabin layout and installed mission… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying that the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter design meets the applicable airworthiness requirements in the Restricted Category. The type certificate will allow Sikorsky to request authorization from the FAA to produce S-70M aircraft for the following special purpose… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92 Rescue Crew

Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92 Rescue Crew

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized the heroic efforts of a CHC Helicopter crew with a Sikorsky Rescue Award, highlighting a successful search and rescue mission conducted with an S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the Winged-S Rescue Award in a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. The CHC… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 08-Mar-19

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Everett Aviation Signs with Lobo Leasing for S-92A

Everett Aviation Signs with Lobo Leasing for S-92A

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT),  welcomed Everett Aviation as its newest S-92A™ helicopter customer at a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Everett signed a contract with Lobo Leasing Limited for a utility S-92A helicopter that will support oil and gas and utility operations. The aircraft, which is on display at… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+ and S-92B

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 07-Mar-19

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Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data and Satcom Connectivity

Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data and Satcom Connectivity

S-92 helicopter operators flying to Norway’s North Sea oil rigs will soon be able to receive real-time meteorological data direct from micro weather stations located at destination helidecks. Integrated by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), into the 2.2 release of the iFly Sikorsky™ flight performance calculator, the upgraded app will allow flight planners… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 06-Mar-19

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Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock swaps aircraft between UK and Australia

Babcock has in the last week completed a fleet move that saw two helicopters moving from UK to Australia, and two coming back on the return flight. The move was completed by freight specialists Volga-Dnepr Airlines (VDA), using an Antonov An-124 aircraft.  After shipping two Leonardo AW139 helicopters from Prestwick UK to Melbourne in Australia, VDA… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-19

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Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Sikorsky prepares HH-60W for flight test

Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida. Both aircraft, which are being built for the U.S. Air Force, were transported late last year to West… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Mar-19

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18-Feb-10 Sikorsky H-92 Kauai, US-Hawaii

The helicopter, being flown by an experienced pilot, was approaching MV Asterix’s landing pad in daylight and relatively calm conditions. As it hovered over the deck the helicopter appeared to suddenly drop about two metres, hitting the deck, military sources noted. No serious injuries were reported. Tail rotor  damage

18-Feb-19

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Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s AAG and BLADE Announce Agreement

Sikorsky’s subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Fly Blade, Inc (“BLADE”), a digitally-powered aviation company, announced an agreement today to provide a new on-demand urban mobility option in the New York City metro area. AAG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through the agreement, AAG will provide and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Feb-19

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US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

The U.S. Army has selected GE Aviation’s T901-GE-900 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP), the U.S. Army’s endeavor to re-engine its Boeing AH-64 Apaches and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks. “We are honored to be chosen by the Army to continue powering their Black Hawks and Apaches for… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 05-Feb-19

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CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures Awarded Contract From Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has been awarded an approximate $1 million  program from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), to manufacture a structural assembly used in the interior of Sikorsky helicopters.  Work on the structural assemblies will begin immediately with first delivery in early 2019.  The period… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 30-Jan-19

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28-Jan-19 N173AC Sikorsky S64 Jericho, Australia

During aerial fire control operations, at about 1956, the helicopter collided with water and came to rest inverted resulting in minor injuries to the three crew and damage to the helicopter.   Three on board swam to safety.

28-Jan-19

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Sikorsky Awarded $7M Contract for CH-53K Systems Modifications

Sikorsky Awarded $7M Contract for CH-53K Systems Modifications

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $7,026,164 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00017 to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-firm/cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-16-C-0048).  This modification provides for Automated Logistics Environment software maintenance operating systems and obsolescence avoidance in support of the low rate initial production CH-53K aircraft.  The work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Jan-19

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Sikorsky grants Make-A-Wish® Foundation with a S-76 ride

Sikorsky grants Make-A-Wish® Foundation with a S-76 ride

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today presented a check for $10,000 to the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Connecticut Pamela Keough with the donation from funds raised by the Sikorsky Air Fire Department from T-shirt sales over the 2018 holiday season. Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jan-19

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Widow sues Sikorsky over 2017 Black Hawk accident

Widow sues Sikorsky over 2017 Black Hawk accident

Widow Jessica Tomlin is suing Sikorsky for unspecified monetary damages after the crash and death of her husband, Spc. Jeremy Tomlin in April last year. She is joined by two solider who were critically injured during the crash and their wives, Capt. Terikazu Onoda and Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas. According to the lawsuit, they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $38M Contract for CH-53K Parts Database

Sikorsky Awarded $38M Contract for CH-53K Parts Database

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $38,170,404 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order N0001919F2503, against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-19-G-0029).  This delivery order provides for the development and delivery of a provisioning parts database of technical information to include 2D drawings that support all organizational, intermediate and depot levels in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Dec-18

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Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

Polskie Zakłady Lotnicze Sp. z o.o. in the presence of the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Minister of Interior and Administration Joachim Brudzinski, officially handed over to the Polish National Police two modern S-70i BLACK HAWK helicopters produced in Poland. Delivery of two multimissions Black Hawk helicopters was carried out in accordance with the… Read more »

Source: PZL Mielec, 05-Dec-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $15M Contract for VH-60N Rework

Sikorsky Awarded $15M Contract for VH-60N Rework

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $14,976,124 for cost, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price task order N0001919F2578 against a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity contract (N00019-16-D-1000).  This task order provides for security, project engineering, sustainment engineering, integrated logistics support, material support, program support and training for the VH-3D/VH-60N executive helicopter special progressive aircraft rework. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Nov-18

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Sikorsky Wins $717 Million Award

Sikorsky Wins $717 Million Award

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was awarded a performance-based logistics contract with a value of $717 million. The contract will provide supply and logistics support to the entire fleet of in-service CH-53E Super Stallions and MH-53E Sea Dragon helicopters. The H-53E is a battle proven heavy-lift helicopter continuing to support the U.S. Marine Corps… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Nov-18

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Sikorsky donates to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky donates to Patient AirLift Services

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, presented a check for nearly $25,000 to Patient AirLift Services recently for the organization’s PALS for Patriots program. Audrey Brady, Commercial Systems and Services (CSS) Vice President for Sikorsky, presented Donna Collins, PALS President, with the donation from the company’s annual employee silent auction. The PALS for Patriots Program serves… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Nov-18

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Changes for SB-1 Defiant Test Flight

Changes for SB-1 Defiant Test Flight

Sikorsky and Boeing are working hard to have their Future Vertical Lift aircraft, the SB-1 Defiant, have it’s first test flight in December this year. Randy Rotte, Boeing’s FVL Director, has said that additional work may have to be done on the aircraft, pushing the flight test into early 2019. He also commented that they… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-18

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LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort Announces AeroSled Upgrade

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced an AeroSled TS product upgrade today at the annual Air Medical Transport Conference. The design is based on feedback from the operator community and will significantly increase the durability of medical stretchers used on board civilian helicopters. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The upgrade of this legacy… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 29-Oct-18

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Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Max-Viz Enhanced Vision System Certified by Sikorsky

Astronics Corporation (Nasdaq: ATRO), a leading provider of advanced technologies for the global aerospace, defense and semiconductor industries, has worked with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, to install and certify the Max-Viz 2300 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) on a new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. Offered by Astronics’ wholly-owned subsidiary Astronics Max-Viz, the 2300 can now present… Read more »

Source: Astronics Corporation, 26-Oct-18

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Sikorsky awarded $717M Contract for CH-53 and MH-53 Repair Support

Sikorsky awarded $717M Contract for CH-53 and MH-53 Repair Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $717,410,825 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for logistics and repair support for 98 components in support of CH-53 and MH-53 aircraft weapon replaceable assembly components and their related shop replaceable assembly components. This contract includes a 50-month base period with no options. Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Oct-18

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CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received purchase orders from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), totaling approximately $8 million for Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) module assemblies for use as spares on older variants of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The HIRSS is a defensive countermeasures system… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 03-Oct-18

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Sikorsky receives award from National Guard Association of the US

Sikorsky receives award from National Guard Association of the US

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was presented with the BG William W. Spruance Legacy Award at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) 140th General Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. The award is the highest given by the National Guard Education Foundation (NGEF) and is presented to individuals and companies… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Oct-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $28,741,847 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates) contract for contractor field service representative support for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $60,947,957 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of the Utility Helicopter-60 Blackhawk transmission. 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 Sept. 24, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $58M Contract for CH-53K Repair

Sikorsky Awarded $58M Contract for CH-53K Repair

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $58,395,297 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F0567 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004).  This delivery order provides for the procurement of 866 interim spare parts necessary to support the repair and maintenance of CH-53K low-rate initial production, Lot 2 configuration aircraft. Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Sep-18

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Sikorsky HH-60W in final assembly

Sikorsky HH-60W in final assembly

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020. Completion of the HH-60W training systems at subcontractor FlightSafety International’s facility in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Sep-18

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Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50

Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has kicked off its campaign marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk helicopter, an iconic aircraft that is poised to continue to support military and search and rescue efforts around the world for decades to come with ongoing technology enhancements. Sikorsky launched the #MyBlackHawkStory social media campaign and is… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Collaborates with Danish Consulting Company BridgeIT

Sikorsky Collaborates with Danish Consulting Company BridgeIT

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: NYT), has chosen to collaborate with BridgeIT on a five-year industrial cooperation project to develop and deliver software to Sikorsky Field Service Representatives. BridgeIT will be working together with Sikorsky to deliver a modern mobile digital workplace solution to employees to support Sikorsky commercial helicopter customers around the world…. Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 12-Sep-18

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Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for MH-60 Analysis

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for MH-60 Analysis

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $9,699,191 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 4042 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0004).  This delivery order procures non-recurring engineering necessary to conduct comprehensive fatigue life analysis to define the expected service life of the MH-60 Sierra Multi-Mission Helicopter in support of the Navy.  Work will be performed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Aug-18

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Thai Aviation Services S-76D Fleet Achieves 10,000 Flight Hours

Thai Aviation Services S-76D Fleet Achieves 10,000 Flight Hours

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced that Thai Aviation Services has accumulated 10,000 flight hours on its S-76D™ fleet in record time of less than two years. This milestone was achieved just a few months after TAS began operating as Sikorsky’s first Customer Support Center in Thailand. “We genuinely value the trust… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-Aug-18

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Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

Babcock takes delivery of another new S92

Babcock Mission Critical Services Offshore (Babcock MCSO) has added a Sikorsky S-92 to its fleet. Their fleet consists of AS365 helicopters, H175s, AW139s and S-92s. They also have 9 grounded Super Pumas, reports Energy Voice.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Aug-18

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CHC and Sikorsky Sending Students to Safety & Quality Summit

CHC and Sikorsky Sending Students to Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Helicopter, along with long-standing Summit sponsor and supporter Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, have selected the winners of two grants for aviation students to attend the 14th CHC Safety & Quality Summit this October in Dallas. Each year, CHC Helicopter, with support from Dr. Scott Shappell and Dr. Doug Wiegmann of HFACS Inc. provide… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Aug-18

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Sikorsky quietly launches the S-100 helicopter

Sikorsky quietly launches the S-100 helicopter

As Sikorsky has developed various helicopter models over the years, so each has been given an “S” designation.  Many are well known, such as the S-76 and S-92, and others which only ever existed as office drawings and did not make it to hardware.  There are also likely to be numbers in the series which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-18

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Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

Sikorsky Delivers Black Hawk to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department

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 »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Jul-18

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Sikorsky Honors UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Sikorsky Honors UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and honored recent heroic lifesaving efforts of the MCA.  A recognition ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow.   The relationship between Sikorsky and the MCA dates back to 1983 when the MCA,… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Jul-18

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Indian state of Maharastra orders Sikorsky S76D

Indian state of Maharastra orders Sikorsky S76D

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced the sale of an S-76D™ aircraft to the Government of Maharashtra in India. The announcement came during the Farnborough International Airshow. This contract marks the first sale of an S-76D helicopter in India. Delivery is scheduled in 2019. “The S-76D helicopter introduction has been quite successful in… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 23-Jul-18

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Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea has recently launched a tender for 12 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). ROK Navy hopes to be operational by 2020 with the new helicopters. Proposals will be accepted until 28 September 2018. The candidates that are in the running for the $400… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky relocates and expands parts stock in Brazil

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location (FSL) at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability. The new… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jun-18

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Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

The Northland Rescue Helicopter team were the proud recipients of an acknowledgment award for 20 years of safe operation. The award was received by Chief pilot Peter Turnbull at the Rotortech Conference that was held last week. The team fly three Sikorsky helicopters, with numbers from January to April reaching 306, reports NZ Herald.

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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Universal Avionics ground testing completed on Heli-One S76B

Universal Avionics ground testing completed on Heli-One S76B

Ground testing for Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76B helicopter upgrade program featuring a Universal Avionics flight deck is now complete, with flight testing imminent. The aircraft is operated by a VVIP operator in Asia. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 06-Jun-18

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CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

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 »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-May-18

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Magellan Jet launches 10-hour S76 card with AAG

Magellan Jet launches 10-hour S76 card with AAG

After a busy summer travel season in 2017, Magellan Jets has already seen an increase in bookings for 2018 throughout the Northeast. Short hops between popular locations like Nantucket, New York City, Boston, and The Hamptons have become a mainstay of private fliers in recent years. In direct response to the high-demand for these routings… Read more »

Source: Magellan Jets, 25-May-18

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Sikorsky and Canada’s DND Receive AHS International Award

Sikorsky and Canada’s DND Receive AHS International Award

AHS International has recognized Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for “conducting an extraordinary international effort” to demonstrate flight and shipboard operation of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate. The award cites successful expansion of the flight envelop to Sea State 6 conditions, where waves… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-May-18

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Sikorsky Begins Deliveries to the U.S. Marine Corps

Sikorsky Begins Deliveries to the U.S. Marine Corps

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered the first CH-53 King Stallion helicopter to the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) today. The aircraft is the first of an expected 200 helicopters for the Marine Corps’ fleet. The CH-53K is the new build replacement for the U.S. Marine Corps’ aging CH-53E Super Stallion fleet. The CH-53E first flew… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 17-May-18

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Triumph Geared Solutions Recognized by Sikorsky

Triumph Geared Solutions Recognized by Sikorsky

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) announced today that for the second time in the last three years, its Geared Solutions business has been recognized by Lockheed Martin’s Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) as Supplier of the Year for exceptional performance and contributions to its Sikorsky helicopter company. The Park City, Utah based Geared Solutions business took this year’s… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 11-May-18

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Global Tooling Systems a Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year

Global Tooling Systems a Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year

 Global Tooling Systems, an Ascent Aerospace company, was recognized by Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky line of business at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida as the Program Supplier of the Year for the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Program CH-148 Cyclone.   According to a release by Lockheed Martin, “Global Tooling Systems provided the straightening tool prototype for the CMHP program… Read more »

Source: Ascent Aerospace, 27-Apr-18

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Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters. The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 25-Apr-18

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Rheinmetall Group and Sikorsky will lead in-service support for the CH-53K

Rheinmetall Group and Sikorsky will lead in-service support for the CH-53K

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, announced its German industrialization plan for competing in the German Air Force “Schwerer Transporthubschrauber” (STH) Program with the world class heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion. Rheinmetall Group, which has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Sikorsky, will lead in-service support for the CH-53K. The Sikorsky CH-53K team… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 20-Apr-18

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Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today launched at FIDAE 2018 a two-month promotional tour of Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru to raise awareness of the Black Hawk helicopter’s effectiveness as an aerial firefighting platform. Many of the Black Hawk helicopters delivered to the region’s militaries and government agencies over the last… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Apr-18

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Sikorsky recognises top suppliers

Sikorsky recognises top suppliers

 Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky line of business honored its top suppliers at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida. Twenty-six suppliers were recognized March 15, including 19 that received honors as Sikorsky Elite Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2017. Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year award recipients Black Hawk… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Apr-18

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CH-53K arrives in Germany for international debut

CH-53K arrives in Germany for international debut

 A CH-53K heavy lift helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), arrived in Holzdorf, Germany, ahead of its international debut at the ILA Berlin Air Show next month. This is the first time a King Stallion helicopter has been loaded into a C-17 Globemaster and transported to the base of a European ally. “We are excited for… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Apr-18

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AUTOFLUG joins Sikorsky Heavy Lift Helicopter Team

AUTOFLUG joins Sikorsky Heavy Lift Helicopter Team

For several months now, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company and the German aviation company AUTOFLUG have been in talks regarding cooperation in the planned new purchase of heavy-lift transport helicopters for German armed forces. Sikorsky and AUTOFLUG signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate more closely together on AUTOFLUG’s equipment portfolio and Sikorsky’s CH-53K helicopter… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 26-Mar-18

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Israel prefers CH-47F to CH-53K

Israel prefers CH-47F to CH-53K

Sikorsky and Boeing are in competition to see who will provide helicopters to the Israel Air Force as they are modernizing their fleet. The IDF Ground Forces Command are planning to push Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, rather than Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion, reports JPost.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow has extended its partnership with TAQA and secured a new contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change services to support their operations to the PARAGON MSS1 in the East Shetland basin. The work began on March 2, 2018, and supports an initial estimated 18-month campaign. Bristow is working in partnership with Eastern Airways to… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 12-Mar-18

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MTU Aero, Sikorsky to jointly bid for German helicopter contract

MTU Aero, Sikorsky to jointly bid for German helicopter contract

Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and U.S.-based helicop-ter manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company have jointly entered into an agree-ment for MTU to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines for the German Air Force with new heavy lift helicopters to replace its aging CH-53G fleet of aircraft. Sikorsky, MTU Aero Engines and GE Aviation… Read more »

Source: MTU, 08-Mar-18

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Sikorsky to Deliver S-70i FIREHAWK® to San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations

Sikorsky to Deliver S-70i FIREHAWK® to San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, signed to deliver one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration to the city of San Diego at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Wildland fires have spread more rapidly than ever observed in the past resulting in a year-round fire season in San Diego.  “The FIREHAWK® configuration of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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Sikorsky Authorizes Thai Aviation Services

Sikorsky Authorizes Thai Aviation Services

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has authorized Thai Aviation Services to operate as the first Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Thailand. The announcement came at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exposition. This new Customer Support Center comes soon after Thai Aviation Services completed upgrading its fleet following the delivery… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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Sikorsky Salutes LA County Fire Department Air Services

Sikorsky Salutes LA County Fire Department Air Services

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), today honored the Los Angeles County Fire Department for its search and rescue efforts and superior helicopter maintenance while battling numerous wildfires during the 2017-2018 fire season. The recognition occurred at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo, where Sikorsky also presented a $15,000 donation to the Firefighter’s Cancer Support Network. In December 2000,… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced a newly certified Machined Sled today at the annual Heli-Expo aerospace show.  Designed based on feedback from the operator community, the new sled has a wider backrest and is certified in the Leonardo AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76®A, B, C and D variants, and the Airbus H-130 airframe. … Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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LifePort Awarded Contract for Ballistic Protection Systems

LifePort Awarded Contract for Ballistic Protection Systems

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today a contract award for 25 customized Black Hawk Ballistic Protection Systems (BPS) to an undisclosed customer in the Middle East. These systems will provide both crew and passengers protection from ground-based ballistic threats.  LifePort’s unique design allows the customer to easily re-configure the cabin to support various mission profiles,… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 04-Mar-18

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Sikorsky Advances iFly Sikorsky™

Sikorsky Advances iFly Sikorsky™

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today unveiled the latest version of its iPad flight calculator application for S-92® and S-76D™ helicopters. In addition to replicating common performance calculations and performing as weight-and-balance calculator, iFly Sikorsky v2.0 now connects to internet based weather data (METAR) and offers an entirely new graphical interface. The iFly… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 04-Mar-18

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Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Agreement

Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Agreement

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. The agreement covers all commercial, international military, and U.S. Government ground… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 04-Mar-18

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Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today delivered the 300th S-92® helicopter. Era Group Inc. signed for the aircraft, configured for offshore oil worker transportation, in a ceremony at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. This aircraft, assembled in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, will join Era Group’s fleet of eight Sikorsky helicopters and enter service in March in… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-18

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