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09-Mar-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Pensacola, US-Florida (11F)

7 Marines and 4 Army personnel killed in poor visibility on Florida coast. The missing Marines were from a special operations regiment out of Camp LeJeune in North Carolina – identified as  Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III , Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn, Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock , Staff Sgt. Kerry… Read more »

09-Mar-15

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Component Control announced today that Tempest Aviation Group, Inc., an independent helicopter service provider located in Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to expand its services and enterprise using Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to manage operations. Tempest Aviation Group offers the full scope of MRO services for Bell 412, 212, 205, 206 and… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-Mar-15

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Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 05-Mar-15

DAC International Completes Vibration Testing

DAC International Completes Vibration Testing

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it recently completed vibration testing of its popular GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Sikorsky announced at the 2014 Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo Show… Read more »

Source: DAC, 05-Mar-15

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

The helicopter will be used for the critical mission of search and rescue operations (SAR) for all NSB residents. The aircraft was selected to provide a safe, efficient and reliable airborne response to aero medical evacuation (medevac), SAR and other emergencies. NSB is located above the Arctic Circle and operates under some of the harshest… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of SAR

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of SAR

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS). Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: SIkorsky, 04-Mar-15

Sikorsky Begins Final Assembly of Second S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Begins Final Assembly of Second S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two RAIDER™ prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for Phase 1 ALIAS Program from DARPA

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for Phase 1 ALIAS Program from DARPA

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The objective of DARPA’s ALIAS program is to develop and insert new automation into… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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Maxcraft Avionics Announces FAA STC for Latitude IONode Flight Data Monitor on S-76

Maxcraft Avionics Announces FAA STC for Latitude IONode Flight Data Monitor on S-76

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, announces that they have received FAA STC SR03498NY (TCCA STC SH14-36) for installation of the Latitude Technologies IONode Flight Data Monitor on Sikorsky S-76 Series helicopters. IONode 100 Flight Data Monitor The IONode™ ION100 lightweight flight data recorder will help you improve aircraft operating efficiencies, reduce maintenance costs, increase safety, and help… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 04-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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Sikorsky Recognizes National Helicopter Services Ltd. for Recent S-76D™Helicopter Milestones

Sikorsky Recognizes National Helicopter Services Ltd. for Recent S-76D™Helicopter Milestones

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recognized National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) today for its successes with the S-76D™ helicopter. The event was held at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX, +0.01% At the 2014 HAI Heli-Expo show, Sikorsky recognized NHSL for being… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). EASA signed the certificate on Feb. 25, capping an intensive flight… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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FAA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® Gross Weight Expansion and TCAS II​

FAA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® Gross Weight Expansion and TCAS II​

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of a gross weight expansion (GWE) for the S-92® helicopter production configuration. The GWE increases the maximum take-off gross weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. In addition to GWE, the FAA also certified… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Era Group accepts First Baseline S-92

Era Group accepts First Baseline S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) recently accepted delivery of a baseline S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In January of 2014, Era signed a multi-year contract for four S-92 helicopters, and today they accepted delivery of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Sikorsky S-76D Kicks off International Demo Tour

Sikorsky S-76D Kicks off International Demo Tour

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that an S-76D™ helicopter will embark on an international demonstration tour beginning next week in Southeast Asia. The announcement was made at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The aircraft will conduct a series of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky and Saab launch new North Sea S-92 Support Center

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the defense and security company Saab has become a Sikorsky-authorized S-92® helicopter Customer Support Center. The Customer Support Center will operate out of Aircontact Aviation Maintenance AS facility in Stavanger, Norway, and will offer maintenance services for North Sea operators of S-92 helicopters. The announcement was made at the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Sikorsky to Expand iFly app to Include S-76D

Sikorsky to Expand iFly app to Include S-76D

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced its expansion of the iFly SikorskyTM iPad application (app) to include support for S-76DTM helicopters. The iFly Sikorsky app is a flight calculator application that replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. This is the first version of the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace contracted by Royal Thai Navy for complete S-76B refurbishment

Vector Aerospace contracted by Royal Thai Navy for complete S-76B refurbishment

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been awarded a contract by the Royal Thai Navy (“RTN”) for the airframe refurbishment of one of the RTN’s Sikorsky S-76B aircraft including a complete… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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The HeliHub.com interview – Mick Maurer of Sikorsky

The HeliHub.com interview – Mick Maurer of Sikorsky

Andrew Drwiega of HeliHub.com talked to Mick Maurer, President, Sikorsky Aircraft Andrew Drwiega (AD): What are you expecting in terms of growth from the regions around the world? Mick Maurer (MM): We look at the US market which is our anchor customer [the Department of Defense in particular] which helps us into other world markets…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Mar-15

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P&WC Launches SMART Offerings for Mature Helicopter Engines

P&WC Launches SMART Offerings for Mature Helicopter Engines

Pratt & Whitney Canada has launched a new suite of maintenance solutions for operators of helicopter engines. Introduced under the P&WC SMART banner, these “turboshaft dependable solutions” have been developed in direct response to customer demand. “We have long believed in the power of listening to our customers,” says John Di Bert, Vice President, Customer… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

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Helijet starts Vancouver-Nanaimo route this month

Helijet starts Vancouver-Nanaimo route this month

Already-known as the fastest way to get between the Lower Mainland and Victoria, Helijet International’s passenger helicopter service begins its new harbour-to-harbour service between downtown Nanaimo and downtown Vancouver on Wednesday, March 11th, 2015. Travel time is just 18 minutes, and Helijet’s familiar 12-passenger, twin-engine, two-pilot Sikorsky helicopters are equipped to operate in both daylight,… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 03-Mar-15

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Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

Researchers investigating force needed to escape helicopter

A local safety company and Memorial University are looking for research subjects to determine how much force is needed to open a Sikorsky S92 helicopter push-out exit window while underwater. See Full Story

Source: The Telegram, 02-Mar-15

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Spectro | Jet-Care continue to be the laboratory of choice for OEMs

Spectro | Jet-Care continue to be the laboratory of choice for OEMs

Spectro®|Jet-Care®, at the forefront of equipment condition monitoring services since 1976, has recently received continued approval from Turbomeca for the provision of debris analysis services using Scanning Electron Microscope, for their UK and Swiss laboratories. All three Spectro | Jet-Care laboratories, located in the UK, Switzerland and USA, also provide oil analysis services approved by… Read more »

Source: Spectro | Jet-Care, 01-Mar-15

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Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers

Despite Decline, Military Rotorcraft Segment an Important Niche for Manufacturers

As the military rotorcraft market enters a downturn, Forecast International sees a strong niche in the medium/heavy military rotorcraft sector with over 5,300 units expected to be produced in the next 10 years. The company’s new study “The Market for Medium/Heavy Military Rotorcraft” reports that, during the 2015-2024 forecast period, the value of production will… Read more »

Source: Forecast International, 01-Mar-15

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Lockheed/Sikorsky JV awarded $2 Billion contract for H-60 weapon systems

Lockheed/Sikorsky JV awarded $2 Billion contract for H-60 weapon systems

Marine Helicopter Support Co., Trevose, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $1,999,812,283 fixed-price performance based logistics requirements contract for 1,710 weapon replaceable assemblies/shop replaceable assemblies’ components in support of the H-60 aircraft. This effort will encompass the repair, modification, overhaul and replacement of hardware, including manufacturing of new material, as well as storage, requisition processing, obsolescence… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Mar-15

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S-76D enters service with Japan Coast Guard SAR

S-76D enters service with Japan Coast Guard SAR

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the S-76D™ helicopter has entered into search and rescue (SAR) operations with the Japan Coast Guard. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky executives recently attended a ceremony with representatives from Mitsubishi Corporation and the Japan Coast Guard in which the aircraft entered into… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Mar-15

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UH-60 helps US and Polish forces hone interoperability skills

UH-60 helps US and Polish forces hone interoperability skills

On a sunny, winter morning, with the last of the morning’s frost dissipating into fog, U.S. troopers and Polish infantrymen met at the edge of the airfield here to await the UH-60 Black Hawk’s arrival and the beginning of medical evacuation training.  This is the latest in weeks of training between Dragoons assigned to K… Read more »

Source: US Army, 01-Mar-15

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Pentagon Accused Of Cover-Up In Case Over Sikorsky Data

Pentagon Accused Of Cover-Up In Case Over Sikorsky Data

The American Small Business League (ASBL) is accusing the Pentagon of trying to cover-up trillions of dollars in fraud in a federal case over data submitted to the 25-year-old Comprehensive Subcontracting Plan Test Program (CSPTP). In August 2013 under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the ASBL requested the most recent comprehensive subcontracting plan that Sikorsky Aviation Corporation submitted to the… Read more »

Source: ASBL, 01-Mar-15

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Flying Colours completes VIP S92 refurbishment

Flying Colours completes VIP S92 refurbishment

Flying Colours Corp., the North Americas-based completions, refurbishment and maintenance specialists, has refurbished its first Sikorsky S-92 helicopter at its Peterborough, Canada headquarters. Delivery of the nine passengers S-92 took place at the end of January. The helicopter, which is a VIP variant, features a unique and eye-catching electric blue themed interior designed exclusively by… Read more »

Source: Flying Colours, 26-Feb-15

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​Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92

​Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of two S-92® helicopters to Bond Helicopters Australia at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. Bond Helicopters Australia will operate a total of four S-92 helicopters, the first of its kind in this Australian fleet. Sikorsky will deliver the remaining two S-92 aircraft to Bond Helicopters Australia later this year…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Feb-15

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Sikorsky Helitech Becomes First Authorized S-92® Helicopter Customer Support Center

Sikorsky Helitech Becomes First Authorized S-92® Helicopter Customer Support Center

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced at the Avalong Air Show that Sikorsky Helitech has become the first Sikorsky-authorized S-92® helicopter Customer Support  Center in the world. The Customer Support Center will operate out of Sikorsky Helitech in Brisbane, Australia, and will offer maintenance services for Australian and regional operators of S-92 aircraft. The announcement was… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-15

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Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92® Helicopter

Bond Helicopters Australia Begins Service with the S-92® Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of two S-92® helicopters to Bond Helicopters Australia at the 2015 Avalon Airshow. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). Bond Helicopters Australia will operate a total of four S-92 helicopters, the first of its kind in this Australian fleet. Sikorsky will deliver the remaining… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Feb-15

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Sikorsky tempts India with local Sea Hawk production line

Sikorsky tempts India with local Sea Hawk production line

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. will make India its only assembly location outside of the U.S. for one of its military helicopters if it wins contracts to build more than 120 helicopters from the South Asian nation, the company’s global defense business head said. See Full Story

Source: WSJ, 23-Feb-15

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Slovakia requests nine UH-60M Black Hawks

Slovakia requests nine UH-60M Black Hawks

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Slovakia for UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and associated equipment, parts and logistical support for an estimated cost of $450 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on February 18, 2015. The Government… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 23-Feb-15

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18-Feb-15 Sikorsky S92 Hibernia rig, Canada

 Cougar Flight 231 was shut down on arrival at the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure (GBS) on February 18 due to an issue related to anti-vibration control and a chip light indication. Two Aircraft Maintenance Engineers deployed by Cougar to investigate determined that replacement parts are necessary. The parts are being shipped to Hibernia by vessel… Read more »

18-Feb-15

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Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

Bristow ships second and third S92s to the Falklands for new contract

On Monday 16th February, Bristow Helicopters ferried two Sikorsky S92 helicopters from their base at Aberdeen to Prestwick Airport southwest of Glasgow for shipment to the Falkland Islands.  The pair will join a third S92 already on the islands in the South Atlantic in support of oil/gas exploration work in the region – and the… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 17-Feb-15

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Maritime Helicopter Support awarded $25M delivery order for H-60 components

Maritime Helicopter Support awarded $25M delivery order for H-60 components

Maritime Helicopter Support Co., Trevose, Pennsylvania, is being awarded $25,499,598 modification for firm-fixed-priced delivery order 0005 under previously awarded performance based logistics contract (N00383-11-D-0003F) in support of 1275 components of the H-60 aircraft. Work will be performed at Stratford, Connecticut (70 percent) and Oswego, New York, (30 percent) and work will be completed by January,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-15

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Raytheon awarded $10M turret order for Australian MH-60R fleet

Raytheon awarded $10M turret order for Australian MH-60R fleet

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $10,464,556 for job order 0060 under previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems Turret Units, electronic units and power converter units and data for the MH-60 Royal Australian Navy. This contract involves foreign military sales to Australia. The system is an airborne, electro-optic,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman to Feature Global Defence Capabilities at IDEX 2015

Northrop Grumman to Feature Global Defence Capabilities at IDEX 2015

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will showcase a range of systems including airborne early warning and control, C4ISR, radars, defence electronics, cyber security and an upgraded helicopter cockpit at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In addition to product displays, company representatives and subject matter experts will be… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 17-Feb-15

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Obama proposes $663M for Lockheed programs

Obama proposes $663M for Lockheed programs

The Obama administration’s $4 trillion 2016 budget released Monday proposes $663 million for two new helicopter programs that would involve work at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego. See Full Story.  

Source: Press Connects, 17-Feb-15

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Culdrose team start the very last Sea King “Zonal Survey”

Culdrose team start the very last Sea King “Zonal Survey”

Two Royal Navy Air Branch Reservists from Royal Naval Air Station Culdrose have started the very last ever “Flying-MOT” of a Sea King Mk 5 before the aircraft is retired from service next year. The veteran Air Engineers, Chief Petty Officers Bruce Rowarth and Andy Harding who have served most of their naval careers with… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 16-Feb-15

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16-Feb-15 Sikorsky UH-60 Hafar al-Batin, Saudi Arabia (4F)

Crashed on night training flight, killing four – The ministry identified the dead crew members as Lt. Col. Ali al-Arfaj, 1st Lt. Majid al-Fifeefi, 1st Lt. Jadie Qablan and technician Raed al-Jahni.

16-Feb-15

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Sikorsky to collaborate with Brazilian Aerospace Academics

Sikorsky to collaborate with Brazilian Aerospace Academics

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the Brazilian Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica (ITA) today celebrated the launch of the Collaboration for Rotorcraft Innovation to accelerate the development of rotorcraft technologists in Brazil. The initiative aims to increase undergraduate exposure to rotorcraft principles as part of a well-rounded aerospace engineering education in a country whose military already flies… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Feb-15

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Sikorsky Employees Build and Donate Bicycles to Miami Children’s Hospital Patients

Sikorsky Employees Build and Donate Bicycles to Miami Children’s Hospital Patients

Earlier this month, Sikorsky Aircraft employees assembled and donated 50 bicycles to patients at Miami Children’s Hospital Doral Outpatient Center. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The bicycles were assembled during Sikorsky’s Worldwide Sales Conference held recently in Miami, and were donated to 50 patients from Miami Children’s Hospital Doral… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Feb-15

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Frasca to launch new simulators at Heli-Expo

Frasca to launch new simulators at Heli-Expo

FRASCA International, Inc. Urbana, IL will be displaying two helicopter flight simulators at this years Heli-Expo (March 3-5, Orlando – booth #5031). Both simulators are newly developed and available for pilots to fly and experience at the show. FRASCA’s new TruFlite™ R44 FTD (Flight Training Device) is a high fidelity simulator for the Robinson R44… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 13-Feb-15

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12-Feb-15 Sikorsky MH-53E Norfolk, US-Virginia

Precautionary landing shortly after take off – MH-53E is currently focus of safety inspections regarding wiring and fuel lines

12-Feb-15

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US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

US Navy issues corrective action directive for CH-53E and MH-53E

Issued Feb 6th –  U.S. Navy and Marine Corps leadership conducted a review board at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Feb. 6, 2015, to determine the effectiveness of mitigation measures that were put in place after the January 2014 MH-53E mishap. After an initial assessment by NAVAIR’s Heavy Lift Helicopters Program (PMA-261), the in-service support… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 10-Feb-15

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Sea King moves from National Maritime Museum Cornwall to Yeovilton

Sea King moves from National Maritime Museum Cornwall to Yeovilton

Saying goodbye to an old friend is never easy and for the hundreds of thousands who have climbed aboard, relived and re-enacted being crew on a Sea King helicopter at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, all good things have to come to an end. See Full Story

05-Feb-15

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Africa’s first S-76D goes on contract in Namibia

Africa’s first S-76D goes on contract in Namibia

DebMarine Namibia, through its ship-to-shore transporter, Court Helicopters Namibia (CHN), yesterday introduced the first Sikorsky S76D helicopter on the African continent. See Full Story

Source: New Era, 05-Feb-15

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Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Receives Contract for MH-60S Laser Mine Detection Systems

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a contract from the U.S. Navy for the continued production of the AN/AES-1Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS). The contract includes the production of five ALMDS pod subsystems, support equipment, spares, and technical support. The ALMDS is mounted on an MH-60S helicopter. Flying over sea lanes, it finds… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 03-Feb-15

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ORNGE puts four air ambulances up for sale

ORNGE puts four air ambulances up for sale

For sale: Four air ambulances from ORNGE. Price? Just under $7 million. See Full Story

Source: The Star, 30-Jan-15

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Teamsters’ Sikorsky workers union leaders deposed after probe

Teamsters’ Sikorsky workers union leaders deposed after probe

Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters is now being run by a trustee after an independent investigation determined its leaders were not following proper checks and balances in the union’s operation. See Full Story

Source: NH Register, 26-Jan-15

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Sikorsky opens new office in Houston – with 76D demo flights

Sikorsky opens new office in Houston – with 76D demo flights

Grounds crew members look on as a Sikorsky model S-76D helicopter prepares to taxi during a demonstration Friday for offshore oil and gas company representatives. ( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle ) See Full Story

Source: Houston Chronicle, 26-Jan-15

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Here Are 20 Billion Reasons Not to Sell Sikorsky

Here Are 20 Billion Reasons Not to Sell Sikorsky

Earlier this month, I laid out three good reasons why industrial conglomerate United Technologies (NYSE: UTX  ) might want to sell its Sikorsky helicopter division — and four better reasons not to. On Friday, the list of arguments against selling Sikorsky just got longer — 20 billion reasons longer. See Full Story

Source: Fool, 26-Jan-15

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L-3 awarded $22M modification to MH-60R data link contract

L-3 awarded $22M modification to MH-60R data link contract

L-3 Communications, Communication Systems–West, Salt Lake City, Utah, is being awarded a $22,709,796 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-2024) to exercise an option for the manufacture, test, delivery and support of the Common Data Link Hawklink system in support of the MH-60R aircraft. This option includes 29 AN/ARQ-59 radio terminal sets (RTS), 11… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-15

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22-Jan-15 G-GALC Sikorsky S92 nr Sumburgh, UK

Bristow flight BHL60A has declared an emergency just NE of Shetland and returned to Sumburgh.  Press article refers to an unspecified cockpit warning light.

22-Jan-15

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British widow wins court battle over S-58 crash in Peru

British widow wins court battle over S-58 crash in Peru

The widow of a British businessman who died in a helicopter crash in the Andes has won a High Court battle with his employers. See Full Story

Source: Mirror, 21-Jan-15

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Aerosync Support invests in new facility

Aerosync Support invests in new facility

Aerosync Support, a company that repairs, modifies and upgrades helicopter, is coming to the Santa Rosa County Industrial Park in Milton. See Full Story

Source: nwfdasilynews, 21-Jan-15

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AAR win 10 year Falkland Islands SAR contract

AAR win 10 year Falkland Islands SAR contract

AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Airlift division has been awarded a contract by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence for Search & Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter services in the Falkland Islands. The contract is valued at approximately $275 million (approximately £180 million). AAR Airlift, together with British International Helicopters (BIH) and Air Rescue Systems… Read more »

Source: AAR, 20-Jan-15

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CWRU to install first US helicopter simulator for flight nurse training

CWRU to install first US helicopter simulator for flight nurse training

Acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) students, specializing in flight nursing at Case Western Reserve University, will soon be training in the nation’s first state-of-the-art simulator built in an actual helicopter. The simulator creates the sense of treating critically injured patients from takeoff to landing. The helicopter simulator was installed at the university’s Cedar Avenue Service… Read more »

Source: CWRU, 19-Jan-15

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Irish Coast Guard Completes Record Number of Missions with S92 Fleet

Irish Coast Guard Completes Record Number of Missions with S92 Fleet

The Irish Coast Guard (IRCG) completed a record number of missions during 2014, moving 730 people from danger to safety, often in challenging weather conditions. CHC Helicopter’s general operations manager for search-and-rescue (SAR) services, Chris Hodson, said the crews completed 904 missions, an increase of 15 percent year-on-year – and more than any year in… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Jan-15

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Chivenor Sea King switchover delayed until October

Chivenor Sea King switchover delayed until October

The transfer of Chivenor’s search and rescue helicopter service to Wales has been postponed, the Gazette understands. See Full Story

Source: North Devon Gazette, 16-Jan-15

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GE awarded $29M contract for six GE38 engines for CH-53K

GE awarded $29M contract for six GE38 engines for CH-53K

General Electric Co., Lynn, Massachusetts, is being awarded a $28,997,331 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0132) for the procurement of six T408-GE-400 (GE38-1B) System Demonstration Test Article engines in support of the CH-53K helicopter program. Work will be performed in South Windsor, Connecticut (17 percent); Lynn, Massachusetts (15 percent), Evendale, Ohio (12 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jan-15

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UK – Wattisham issues closure date for Sea King SAR

UK – Wattisham issues closure date for Sea King SAR

Once a fully operational RAF Station, Wattisham is now only home to a search and rescue helicopter unit, ‘B’ Flight of No 22 Squadron, equipped with 2 Sea king HAR3A helicopters. The final bell is now being prepared for this operation, as it has been announced the Sea Kings will cease operations on 1st July…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-15

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Era Helicopters expands in Gulf of Mexico

Era Helicopters expands in Gulf of Mexico

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) today announced that it has secured contracts for three additional medium helicopters in the Gulf of Mexico. The helicopters, which include two Sikorsky S-76s and one AgustaWestland AW139, will be used to support drilling programs and various projects for three of the Company’s oil and gas partners. “Era’s proven ability… Read more »

Source: ERA, 15-Jan-15

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CPI Aero to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets Conference

CPI Aero to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets Conference

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) today announced that its management will present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets Eleventh Annual Equity Conference on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 2:30 pm ET at Club Med Sandpiper Bay, in South Florida. Investors will be able to access the live video webcast of the presentation… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 13-Jan-15

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Helicopter repair station coming to Yates Co. Airport

Helicopter repair station coming to Yates Co. Airport

An FAA certified helicopter repair station will be leasing the north hangar at Penn Yan-Yates County Airport, and after making renovations to the building, the first job will be work on 10 Mexican-owned aircraft. See Full Story

Source: The Chronicle Express, 13-Jan-15

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HAI Announces Winners of the Salute to Excellence Awards

HAI Announces Winners of the Salute to Excellence Awards

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) today announced the winners of its acclaimed Salute to Excellence Awards in nine categories. They include, among others, two helicopter search-and-rescue (SAR) teams, a firefighting pilot who refused to give up on a crew on the ground, and a flight instructor with perhaps more time in one of the world’s… Read more »

Source: HAI Salute, 09-Jan-15

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Raytheon awarded $45M job orders for MH-60 multi-spectral targeting system

Raytheon awarded $45M job orders for MH-60 multi-spectral targeting system

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $27,594,138 for firm-fixed-price job order 0057 under a previously awarded contract (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for procurement of multi-spectral targeting systems and data for the MH-60 U.S. Navy.  This acquisition is to satisfy a U.S. Navy MH-60 program for multi-spectral targeting system components that will be used by the U.S. Navy. … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jan-15

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Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman awarded $35M for  Northrop Grumman airborne laser mine detection work

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Melbourne, Florida is being awarded a $35,514,955 firm-fixed price contract for the fabrication, integration, test and production of airborne laser mine detection systems (ALMDS) and delivery of peculiar support equipment and engineering services to support those systems.  This contract is in support of the Program Executive Office Littoral Combat Ships (LCS). … Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Jan-15

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Greenwich AeroGroup demos Thales LiveAero on S92 flight

Greenwich AeroGroup demos Thales LiveAero on S92 flight

LiveTV Satellite Communications, a Thales company and Greenwich AeroGroup, have achieved another joint milestone in inflight integration by demonstrating their LiveAero™ connectivity solution on a Sikorsky S-92® helicopter in-flight. LiveTV Satellite Communications and distributor Greenwich AeroGroup were chosen by Sikorsky to install and deliver LiveAero’s system to Sikorsky S-92 custom-equipped helicopters to be used primarily… Read more »

Source: Greenwich Aerogroup, 05-Jan-15

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BSC Partners awarded $13.6M modification to MH-60 training device contract

BSC Partners awarded $13.6M modification to MH-60 training device contract

BSC Partners LLC,* San Diego, California, is being awarded a $13,679,958 modification to exercise an option on a previously awarded firm-fixed-price Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III contract (N61340-14-C-0002) under Topic #03-190, helicopter operations aircrew/crew chief trainer. The objective of this SBIR effort is to design, fabricate, install, and test MH-60 Naval aircrew training… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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Titan Accepts Delivery of Africa’s First S-76D

Titan Accepts Delivery of Africa’s First S-76D

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that Titan Helicopter Group (THG) has accepted delivery of the first S-76D(TM) helicopter that will operate in Africa. The aircraft is configured for offshore service. An acceptance ceremony was held Wednesday (Dec. 17) at Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a Sikorsky company based in Wappingers Falls, New York. Sikorsky is a… Read more »

Source: Titan, 22-Dec-14

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21-Dec-14 Sikorsky MH-60S Camp Buehring, Kuwait

Crashed on night training flight.  Ended up on its starboard side.  All six personnel aboard the helicopter survived the crash and were transported to nearby medical facilities for evaluation

21-Dec-14

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Waypoint Leasing Closes 31 Aircraft Acquisition from First Reserve

Waypoint Leasing Closes 31 Aircraft Acquisition from First Reserve

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

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 19-Dec-14

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