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Erickson signs oil support contract in Ecuador

Erickson signs oil support contract in Ecuador

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that the Portland-based company has entered the Ecuadorian market by partnering with Avioandes S. A. and signed a contract with Agip Oil Ecuador. Based in Quito, the oil and gas provider is owned by parent company Eni SpA (BIT:ENI), an integrated energy company… Read more »

06-Nov-14

Lockheed Martin wins $8M delivery order for MH-60R/S cockpit work

Lockheed Martin wins $8M delivery order for MH-60R/S cockpit work

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is being awarded $8,034,097 for delivery order 7035 issued under a previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement (N00383-12-G-010F) for the repair of 16 items for the common cockpit for the H-60R/S helicopters. Work will be performed in Owego, New York, (61 percent); Farmingdale, New York, (33 percent); and Horsham, Pennsylvania… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Nov-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $24M delivery order for MH-60R avionic improvements

Lockheed Martin awarded $24M delivery order for MH-60R avionic improvements

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $24,022,053 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 4008 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering efforts for unique development, testing, validation and verification, and retrofit modifications to the MH-60R aircraft mission avionics systems for the government of Australia under the foreign… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Nov-14

Sikorsky Named Exemplary University Partner

Sikorsky Named Exemplary University Partner

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), received the Exemplary Partner Award from the Professional Advisory Board of the Tagliatela College of Engineering (TCoE) at the University of New Haven on Saturday. The award recognizes the extraordinary support Sikorsky has provided to Tagliatela’s Engineering program during a five-year partnership. “This is a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Nov-14

Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing acquires 31 CHC aircraft to surpass $1 Billion of assets

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has reached an agreement with First Reserve, the largest global private equity and infrastructure investment firm exclusively focused on energy, to acquire a portfolio of 31 in-demand, new technology aircraft. The portfolio includes 18 AgustaWestland AW139s, 11 Sikorsky S-92s and two Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 04-Nov-14

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

Helijet Eyes Kitimat as Heliport Location

A major helicopter company has announced it’s proposing a year-round heliport facility at Kitimat. See Full Storey

Source: CFTK TV, 04-Nov-14

MPP not surprised by committee’s report on Ornge

MPP not surprised by committee’s report on Ornge

MPP Gilles Bisson isn’t surprised to hear a legislative committee is pinning the blame for the deadly mess with Ornge air ambulance on the Ministry of Health and poor management. See Full Storey

Source: Timmins Press, 04-Nov-14

Sikorsky threatens to pull out of defence tender

Sikorsky threatens to pull out of defence tender

In a letter sent to President Bronislaw Komorowski, the CEO of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (SAC) Mick Maurer claimed that the tender announcement was made in such a way that only one of the participating companies could fulfil the conditions. See Full Story

Source: Polskie Radio, 31-Oct-14

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Spanish Air Force celebrates 50,000 hours on S-76C fleet

Spanish Air Force celebrates 50,000 hours on S-76C fleet

On October 14, at 10:30 am, the crew of Air Force instructor Juan Jose Villaescusa Adam and Army Sergeant student Juan Carlos Román Hernández reached the milestone 50,000 flight hours for the Spanish military Sikorsky S-76C fleet.  The flight was an instrument rating training flight operated by 781 Squadron. Upon landing, the crew was received… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-14

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Bristow ramp up SAR S92 fleet in readiness for national UK contract

Bristow ramp up SAR S92 fleet in readiness for national UK contract

In March 2013 it was announced that Bristow Helicopters will take over as the single operator for SAR helicopters around the UK, with an operational fleet of 10 Sikorsky S92 and 10 AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters. In fact, their business model requires 11 of each type to help cover for maintenance. Bristow already have four S92s… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Oct-14

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Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P awards CHC long-term North Sea contract

Total E&P UK is extending a decades-long relationship with CHC Helicopter in the North Sea, awarding CHC a long-term helicopter transportation contract to support Total’s offshore operations across the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS). The contract calls for CHC to operate two Sikorsky S-92 and two Airbus EC225 helicopters on behalf of Total. The helicopters… Read more »

Source: CHC Helicopter, 28-Oct-14

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Sikorsky does sale and lease-back on 125,000 sq.ft industrial building

Sikorsky does sale and lease-back on 125,000 sq.ft industrial building

GTJ REIT (GTJ), a public non-traded real estate investment trust based in West Hempstead, NY, announced today that it has acquired a partial two story industrial building in Shelton, CT. The facility is currently leased and occupied by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and guaranteed by United Technologies Corporation pursuant to a lease that expires April 2018…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Collaborates with LORD Corporation to Unveil S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Collaborates with LORD Corporation to Unveil S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft…. Read more »

Source: LORD, 27-Oct-14

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Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

Havelock Europa to provide Furniture Fittings and Equipment for new Bristow SAR bases

Balfour Beatty appointed Havelock Europa to provide a complete Furniture Fittings and Equipment (FF&E) solution for Bristow Helicopters’ new bases in Inverness, Humberside, Caernarfon and St Athan. Bristow Helicopters is the leading provider of Search and Rescue (SAR) services in the UK, with extensive experience in delivering large SAR projects, led by personnel with the… Read more »

Source: Havelock Europa, 23-Oct-14

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Twin Haven buys Apache / Black Hawk supplier Impresa

Twin Haven buys Apache / Black Hawk supplier Impresa

Impresa Aerospace, a leading supplier to the commercial and military aerospace industries, announced today that it has been acquired by a private equity fund managed by Twin Haven Capital Partners, LLC. As a result of this acquisition and an accompanying capital infusion, Impresa’s liquidity position has been significantly enhanced and its net debt has been… Read more »

Source: Impresa, 22-Oct-14

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HSC-12 changes command at sea

HSC-12 changes command at sea

 The “Golden Falcons” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 12 held a change of command ceremony aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George Washington (CVN 73), Oct. 21. The squadron’s personnel fell in formation on the ship’s flight deck to witness Cmdr. Jason Young assume command of HSC-12 from Cmdr. Jeffrey Holzer. “The ceremony went… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 22-Oct-14

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US Dept of Justice files overcharging case against Sikorsky

US Dept of Justice files overcharging case against Sikorsky

The Department of Justice announced today that it has filed its complaint in intervention in a case against defendants Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation and two of its subsidiaries, Sikorsky Support Services Inc. and Derco Aerospace Inc., for violating the False Claims Act.  Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, with headquarters… Read more »

Source: US DoJ, 21-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Counts on HABCO to Support Saudi Arabia National Guard

Sikorsky Counts on HABCO to Support Saudi Arabia National Guard

HABCO was selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, in support of the Saudi Arabia National Guard, to supply all test and support equipment associated with the sale of the initial Blackhawk provisioning package. HABCO is contracted with the sourcing, procurement and production of up to 220 material line items required for maintaining the helicopter and other… Read more »

Source: HABCO, 21-Oct-14

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AAG joins Air Charter Safety Foundation

AAG joins Air Charter Safety Foundation

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), Wappingers Falls, New York, is the newest company to join the ACSF.  Along with 100 other companies, AAG supports the ACSF’s vision to enable on-demand air charter providers and fractional program managers to achieve the highest levels of safety in… Read more »

Source: AAG, 21-Oct-14

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AAG Achieves IS-BAO Stage II Registration

AAG Achieves IS-BAO Stage II Registration

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG(R)), the Northeast’s largest premier executive Sikorsky S-76(R) helicopter service, is proud to announce that it has earned International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage II Registration, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to safety and its Safety Management System (SMS). Certificates of Registration are issued by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC)… Read more »

Source: AAG, 21-Oct-14

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Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years of Helicopter Services

Associated Aircraft Group Celebrates 25 Years of Helicopter Services

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), the East Coast’s premier executive helicopter service, has announced that September 2014 marked AAG’s 25th year of providing executive helicopter transportation and maintenance services in the Northeast.  With a fleet of nine helicopters, AAG provides a full complement of helicopter services, including supplemental lift for flight departments, helicopter charter through the… Read more »

Source: AAG, 20-Oct-14

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Sikorsky miss Helitech due to market conditions

Sikorsky miss Helitech due to market conditions

Notable by its absence from Helitech, we have been in contact with Sikorsky to find out why they are not represented at Europe’s biggest helicopter trade show.  Paul Jackson from Sikorsky told us “Sikorsky made a business decision to forgo Helitech this year based purely on prevailing economics and market conditions.” With Helitech organisers Reed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-14

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16-Oct-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

A spokesman for CHC said: “An aircraft returned to Aberdeen International Airport after a crew noted a technical fault during the early stages of an off shore flight.

16-Oct-14

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CHC Canada establishing a presence in St John’s

CHC Canada establishing a presence in St John’s

At least some recent construction at the St. John’s International Airport can be credited to the interest of CHC Helicopters Canada in ferrying workers to and from the Newfoundland and Labrador’s offshore oil installations. See Full Story

Source: The Telegram, 13-Oct-14

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Phyre Technologies, Inc. CTPD program successfully demonstrates GOBIGGS™

Phyre Technologies, Inc. CTPD program successfully demonstrates GOBIGGS™

Today Phyre Technologies, Inc. (“Phyre”) announced that they had successfully completed the GOBIGGSTM fuel tank inerting system prototype testing and demonstration phase of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD).  Phyre is contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (GOBIGGSTM) system for… Read more »

Source: Phyre Technologies, 13-Oct-14

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12-Oct-14 Sikorsky SH-60 Kartepe, Turkey (4F)

Turkish Navy Black Hawk had controlled flight into terrain in poor weather.  All 4 POB killed

12-Oct-14

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10-Oct-14 Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

At around 11.15am, fire crews were called to Dyce, after the pilot of the CHC S92 alerted air traffic control and asked for emergency crews to be placed on stand-by as it made a return to base landing.  Landed safely

10-Oct-14

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Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

Brazil – S-70B Helicopter Follow-On Support

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

Source: DSCA, 08-Oct-14

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Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

Victims of Cougar 491 and 1985 Universal Helicopter Crashes Honoured

A beacon of remembrance was lit at Quidi Vidi Lake yesterday as the Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, officially dedicated the Offshore Helicopter Accident Memorial. The memorial pays tribute to the victims of Cougar 491 and the 1985 Universal Helicopter crashes. “After centuries of making our living from the sea, our province… Read more »

Source: NFL, 08-Oct-14

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Sikorsky awarded $21.7M option for two UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $21.7M option for two UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $21,757,443 modification (P00189) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for two UH-60M helicopters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, increasing the number of aircraft originally contracted for. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $21,757,443 were obligated at the time of the award…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Oct-14

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06-Oct-14 Bell CH-124 Eastern Passage, Canada

Emergency landing after gearbox sensor detected an anomaly. Landed at Hartland Point Golf Course and was then towed by road to 12 Wing Shearwater.

06-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX, -0.58% today unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Oct-14

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Ducommun Recognized as Critical Partner on S-97 Raider program

Ducommun Recognized as Critical Partner on S-97 Raider program

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) was recognized today by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), for its role as a critical partner on the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter program. Ducommun developed the main exhaust components for the helicopter at its Coxsackie, NY, facility. Sikorsky acknowledged Ducommun and the team… Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 03-Oct-14

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Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

Helicopter memorial unveiled in Newfoundland

There was no real reason for the family members of those named to wait before laying their flowers. So they didn’t. They had long ago waited enough — for news, for remains, for investigations and reports. See full story

Source: The Telegram, 02-Oct-14

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CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation awarded Gulf of Mexico S92 contract

CHI Aviation has won a five-year contract to provide search and rescue services, and helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) using a Sikorsky S-92 for a major oil and gas producer in the Gulf of Mexico. See Full Story

Source: offshore, 02-Oct-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $6.8M delivery order for MH-60R Digital Rocket Launcher updates

Lockheed Martin awarded $6.8M delivery order for MH-60R Digital Rocket Launcher updates

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training, Owego, New York, is being awarded $6,861,233 for delivery order 4007 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-14-G-0019) for non-recurring engineering efforts for the integration of the Digital Rocket Launcher capabilities updates into the MH-60R and MH-60S avionics software. Work will be performed in Owego, New York (95… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins awarded $8.6M delivery order for MH-53E software upgrade project

Rockwell Collins, Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded $8,692,133 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0032 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0018) for integration of one Operational Flight Program for the Required Navigation Performance for Area Navigation software upgrade program for the MH-53E Type Model Series aircraft. Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Woodward awarded $47M contract for T700 common fuel control work

Woodward awarded $47M contract for T700 common fuel control work

Woodward, Inc., Loves Park, Illinois, was awarded a $47,235,265 firm-fixed-price, multiyear contract for the UH60 helicopter T700 common fuel control, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2019. Funding and work location will be determined with each order. One bid was solicited, with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal (Aviation), Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Aircraft Selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive™ Technology for the S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Program

Sikorsky Aircraft Selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive™ Technology for the S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Program

LORD Corporation announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDER™ program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct lightning… Read more »

Source: Lord, 01-Oct-14

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Vector Aerospace showcases expanded civil sector capabilities at Helitech

Vector Aerospace showcases expanded civil sector capabilities at Helitech

Vector Aerospace, a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has increased its presence at Helitech 2014 (Stand M 40). The event, which takes place in Amsterdam RAI from 14-16 October, will provide an international showcase for Vector’s expanding range of capabilities in the civil and parapublic rotary wing sector. Vector Aerospace… Read more »

Source: Vector, 30-Sep-14

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Mexico orders $93M package including eight UH-60Ms

Mexico orders $93M package including eight UH-60Ms

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $93,250,000 not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action (P00171) to a firm-fixed-price, multiyear contract, for eight uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft and other support equipment and services for Mexico’s secretary of national defense. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 7, 2015;… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Sep-14

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Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky S-92 marks 10 years of service

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone,” said Carey Bond,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Sep-14

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Thales awarded $7.7M repair order for H-60 sonar

Thales awarded $7.7M repair order for H-60 sonar

Thales Defense & Security, Inc., Clarksburg, Maryland, is being awarded $7,713,300 for firm-fixed-price delivery order 7007 against previously awarded Basic Ordering Agreement N0038313G003F for the repair coverage of six items for the Airborne Low Frequency Sonar system for the H-60 helicopter. Work will be performed in Brest, France (62 percent); Clarksburg, Maryland (26 percent); and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 29-Sep-14

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29-Sep-14 074 Sikorsky S61 Meloy, Norway

Hoist cable snapped and flicked up into main rotor disc. No damage in subsequent emergency landing

29-Sep-14

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26-Sep-14 G-CIGZ Sikorsky S92 Aberdeen, UK

Emergency landing with 3 POB.  Declared emergency at 2.20pm and landed at airport safely 2.39pm

26-Sep-14

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L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract at NAS Fallon, including MH-60S

L-3 Vertex awarded $13M contract at NAS Fallon, including MH-60S

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace LLC, Madison, Mississippi, is being awarded a $13,967,277 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for organizational, selected intermediate, and limited depot level maintenance and logistics support services for the F/A-18A/B/C/D/E/F, EA-18G, MH-60S, F-16A/B, and E-2C aircraft, in support of the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center. Work will be performed in Naval Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 24-Sep-14

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Sikorsky selects Lord Corp UltraConductive™ Technology for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky selects Lord Corp UltraConductive™ Technology for S-97 Raider

LORD Corporation announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDERTM program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct lightning… Read more »

Source: Lord, 18-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $9.2M delivery order for VH-3D interior overhaul

Sikorsky awarded $9.2M delivery order for VH-3D interior overhaul

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $9,242,869 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification to previously issued delivery order 4010 against Basic Ordering Agreement N00019-14-G-0004. This order provides for non-recurring efforts in support of the cabin interior and the environmental control system redesign of the VH-3D aircraft, including VIP seats, cabin interior kit, and special tooling…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $14.5M for UH-60 transmisison overhauls

Sikorsky awarded $14.5M for UH-60 transmisison overhauls

Sikorsky Aircraft Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $14,538,253 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for maintenance and overhaul of UH-60 mechanical transmissions. Funding and work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 31, 2016. Four bids were solicited, with two received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-14

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Sikorsky wins $203M order for 18 UH-60Ms for Mexico

Sikorsky wins $203M order for 18 UH-60Ms for Mexico

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $203,569,092 modification (P00179) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to procure 18 Green UH-60M Blackhawk helicopters, and 18 foreign military sales Green government furnished property to contractor furnished property, to support the Mexican Air Force. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $203,569,092 were obligated at the… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Sep-14

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UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

UK – Castle Air adds S76 maintenance

Well-known British operator Castle Air has received CAA approval for base and line maintenance of the Sikorsky S76 with no limitations to any particular engine type. Currently they are approved to carry out base and line maintenance of the S76 with Turbomeca Arriel engines at Biggin Hill and only line maintenance of this variant at… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Sep-14

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CNAL Releases Investigation Results of MH-53E Crash

CNAL Releases Investigation Results of MH-53E Crash

Commander, Naval Air Force Atlantic (CNAL) released the results today of the Judge Advocate General Manual (JAGMAN) investigation in to the crash of an MH-53E Sea Dragon off the coast of Virginia January 8, that resulted in the death of three Sailors. The MH-53E, assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron Fourteen (HM-14) and based at… Read more »

Source: CNAL, 15-Sep-14

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Igor Sikorsky’s VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago

Igor Sikorsky’s VS-300 Helicopter Transformed Aviation 75 Years Ago

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Sep-14

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Brazil requests $145M package including three UH-60M, training, equipment etc

Brazil requests $145M package including three UH-60M, training, equipment etc

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Brazil for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $145 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 8, 2014. The… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Sep-14

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Sikorsky fails to register X2 trademark with Russian patent agency

Sikorsky fails to register X2 trademark with Russian patent agency

Chamber for Patent Disputes of the Russian patent agency has confirmed the refusal of an application filed by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., seeking to register X2 trademark.                See Full Story

Source: RAPSI, 12-Sep-14

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Lawsuit blames Sikorsky for January Black Hawk crash

Lawsuit blames Sikorsky for January Black Hawk crash

A lawsuit filed Monday blames Sikorsky for a fatal crash in Georgia eight months ago, saying manufactures failed to install a tiny part that caused the tail rotor to malfunction and sent the aircraft spinning out of control.

Source: CBS, 10-Sep-14

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Bristow accepts first Sikorsky S-92 for Long-Term SAR services in UK

Bristow accepts first Sikorsky S-92 for Long-Term SAR services in UK

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Bristow Group Inc. today announced the acceptance of an S-92® helicopter by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. The helicopter, configured for search and rescue service, was accepted during a ceremony at the Sikorsky facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is affiliated with Bristow Group Inc., Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 09-Sep-14

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CAE Brunei launches new training facility

CAE Brunei launches new training facility

The CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) today announced it has officially started training at the new training facility in Rimba, Brunei Darussalam. The official Launch of Training ceremony and celebration was attended today by the Guest of Honour Yang Berhormat Pehin Orang Kaya Laila Setia Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji… Read more »

Source: CAE, 08-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $33M contract for UH-60M ground equipment

Sikorsky awarded $33M contract for UH-60M ground equipment

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut was awarded a $33,592,172 sole-source contract for procurement of initial spares and aviation ground support equipment for 24 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters in support of the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other funds in the amount of $33,592,172 were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky awarded $30M more for Saudi UH-60M contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $30,351,927 modification (P00072) to foreign military sales contract (Saudi Arabia) W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for 12 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the Saudi Arabian National Guard. Fiscal 2014 other procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $30,351,927 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is Aug…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-14

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02-Sep-14 Sikorsky MH-60S Fallon, US-Nevada

Rolled on its side while landing during a routine training mission. All five crew members aboard — two pilots and three enlisted aircrew — are accounted for and safe with no significant injuries. All five crew members were transported to Naval Air Station Fallon medical facilities for evaluation.  Recovered by a Chinook 11-Sep-14

02-Sep-14

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01-Sep-14 Sikorsky CH-53E Gulf of Aden, Djibouti

CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed at sea in the Gulf of Aden as it attempted to land aboard USS Mesa Verde.  All 25 persons aboard the helicopter; 17 Marines and eight Navy Sailors, were safely recovered

01-Sep-14

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Dinniman Announces $ 2.5 Million for Sikorsky Helicopter

Dinniman Announces $ 2.5 Million for Sikorsky Helicopter

State Senator Andy Dinniman announced today that Sikorsky Global Helicopters, Inc. will receive a $ 2.5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for construction of a vehicle tunnel for Washington Lane in Coatesville. The tunnel will allow continued vehicle access on Washington Lane, which currently separates the Sikorsky Global Headquarters facility and the Chester County Airport…. Read more »

Source: Senator Dinniman, 27-Aug-14

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Budgets, Not Tech, May Delay US Army’s Next Rotorcraft

Budgets, Not Tech, May Delay US Army’s Next Rotorcraft

Though the US Army has yet to make a formal announcement, according to reports the Sikorsky-Boeing team and Bell Helicopter Textron have been selected for government-funded Joint Multi-Role (JMR) program technology demonstrations. See Full Story

Source: Defense News, 20-Aug-14

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Feds Join Whistleblower Case Against Sikorsky

Feds Join Whistleblower Case Against Sikorsky

U.S. attorneys have intervened in a whistleblower suit against United Technologies Corp.’s Sikorsky Aircraft Co. that alleges one of its subsidiaries used a sister company to illegally mark up replacement parts provided through a defense contract to the Navy. See Full Story

Source: Courant, 18-Aug-14

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18-Aug-14 N720HT Sikorsky S64E Lindsay Lake, Canada

The helicopter was slinging a hydro tower into position. After positioning the tower, the ground crew secured two of the support cables to their foundations. The pole was then shifted to accommodate securing of the remaining two support cables. As the two secured cables became taut, the pilot felt a bump and the helicopter became… Read more »

18-Aug-14

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Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Build Technology Demonstrator for Future Vertical Lift

Sikorsky, Boeing Selected to Build Technology Demonstrator for Future Vertical Lift

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) selected the… Read more »

Source: Boeing Sikorsky, 13-Aug-14

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Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Macau – Guangzhou Helicopter Trial Operation

Zhuhai Helicopter Branch Company (Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company) will be launching Macau – Guangzhou helicopter service this year.  Southern Zhuhai Helicopter Company carried out a trial operation flight on the 8th August 2014; the first flight departed from Guangzhou and arrived Macau at 10:30am.  Mr. Cui Guang, Senior Assistant to the Chairman of Executive Committee… Read more »

Source: Macau Airport, 11-Aug-14

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FAA OK’s S-76D V400 Software, Adding Capabilities and Reducing Pilot Workload

FAA OK’s S-76D V400 Software, Adding Capabilities and Reducing Pilot Workload

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration has certified the V400 avionics software for the S-76D™ helicopter, increasing the capabilities of the aircraft and allowing the aircraft to operate single pilot under Instrument Flight Rules. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). When installed by the operator, the V400… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Aug-14

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AAR wins US Army Contract to Overhaul Black Hawk APUs

AAR wins US Army Contract to Overhaul Black Hawk APUs

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces it has been selected by the U.S. Army to upgrade and overhaul Auxiliary Power Units (APUs) for its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The work will be performed at AAR’s Aircraft Component Services facility in Garden City on Long Island. The five-year contract, valued in excess of $23 million, will initially cover… Read more »

Source: AAR, 04-Aug-14

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GE awarded $68M contract more for CH-53K engines

GE awarded $68M contract more for CH-53K engines

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $68,550,240 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0132) for the procurement of 16 GE38-1B engines, closure kits, tooling, and associated systems engineering and program management in support of the CH-53K helicopter program. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts, and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Aug-14

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First Hellfire missile test for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R

First Hellfire missile test for Royal Australian Navy MH-60R

In the space of seven short months, NUSQN 725 has leapt from receiving their first MH-60R Romeo helicopters to firing the first Royal Australian Navy AGM-114 Hellfire missiles during a live fire exercise at the Atlantic Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC) in the United States. It was smiles all round for the entire team,… Read more »

Source: Royal Australian Navy, 01-Aug-14

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Tunisia requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks

Tunisia requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Tunisia for UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $700 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on July 23, 2014. The… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 30-Jul-14

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Sikorsky union boss charged with embezzlement

Sikorsky union boss charged with embezzlement

The Independent Review Board (IRB) has brought embezzlement charges against Harvey Jackson, the president of Local 1150, which represents Sikorsky Aircraft Teamsters at plants in Connecticut, Alabama, and Florida. The charges and investigative report are available here. Jackson is charged with using the union credit card to buy at least $13,000 worth of electronics for… Read more »

Source: Teamsters, 28-Jul-14

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Flightsafety International and Sikorsky plan S76D, S92A and S76C++ training in Asia

Flightsafety International and Sikorsky plan S76D, S92A and S76C++ training in Asia

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky plan to offer training for the Sikorsky S-76D™, Sikorsky S-92A®, and Sikorsky S-76C+/C++™ helicopters in Asia. “This new capability will augment FlightSafety’s reach in Asia and provide Sikorsky helicopter operators in the region with the highest quality training using our advanced technology Level D qualified simulators,” said Bruce Whitman, President &… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 16-Jul-14

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