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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

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

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

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

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

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

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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Sikorsky awarded $56M for five UH-60M for Mexican Navy

Sikorsky awarded $56M for five UH-60M for Mexican Navy

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $56,394,775 modification (P00217) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for five UH-60M aircraft for foreign military sales case MX-B-UEU, Mexican Navy. Estimated completion date is May 30, 2016. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. Fiscal 2010 funds in the amount of $2,221,115 were obligated at… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Dec-14

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Lockheed Martin awarded $468M for CSAR and Marine One Programs

Lockheed Martin awarded $468M for CSAR and Marine One Programs

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the Omnibus spending bill – a must-pass bill that funds the federal government through the end of the fiscal year – includes $368,086,000 for the Presidential Helicopter program and $100 million for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) program, two major helicopter construction projects being… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 15-Dec-14

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Team effort drives advanced rotorcraft

Team effort drives advanced rotorcraft

Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center has partnered with both Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation in cooperative Technology Investment Agreement with the Future Advanced Rotorcraft Drive System Programs. These programs focus on the critical performance and affordability enhancing drive system technologies for the Army’s current and future force fleet of rotorcraft, as… Read more »

Source: US Army, 08-Dec-14

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Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B SeaHawk

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky’s S-70B  SeaHawk

India’s Navy has selected Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), to fulfill the service’s Multi-Role Helicopter requirement for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare (ASW/ASuW), among other maritime roles. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 S-70B SEAHAWK® helicopters, with an option for eight additional aircraft, along with a complete logistics support… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 08-Dec-14

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CAE and Lider Aviacao launch Sikorsky S-92 training in Sao Paulo

CAE and Lider Aviacao launch Sikorsky S-92 training in Sao Paulo

CAE, a world leader in aviation training, and Lider Aviacao, the largest helicopter operator in Brazil, today announced that they are now offering S-92 Sikorsky aircraft training at CAE’s Sao Paulo training centre near Congonhas downtown airport. CAE and Lider already offer S-76 training in Sao Paulo. The S-92 training program is an extension of… Read more »

Source: CAE, 05-Dec-14

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Bristow first to deploy SAR applications using Iridium OpenPort

Bristow first to deploy SAR applications using Iridium OpenPort

Iridium Communications Inc. (Nasdaq:IRDM) today announced Bristow Helicopters Limited will use Iridium OpenPort® broadband service via LiveAero, a Thales product, to enable high-speed connectivity on their Sikorsky S-92 helicopters for search and rescue applications. Iridium with LiveAero is the only mobile satellite network that has demonstrated the capability of providing reliable in-flight broadband connectivity on… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 03-Dec-14

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Sikorsky given $46M to rework two VH-3D and one VH-60N

Sikorsky given $46M to rework two VH-3D and one VH-60N

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded a $46,945,004 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N00019-07-D-0004) to exercise an option for special progressive aircraft rework for two VH-3D and one VH-60N presidential helicopters, including training, security, and project engineering, integrated logistics and program support. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (88 percent),… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Nov-14

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Sikorsky awarded $316M to upgrade H-60 weapon system

Sikorsky awarded $316M to upgrade H-60 weapon system

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $316,176,135 modification (P00030) to firm-fixed-price contract W58RGZ-10-D-0001 for continued support of technical, engineering and logistical services and supplies, and component and airframe parts, for the overhaul, repair and recapitalization of the H-60 weapons system. Fiscal 2015 other procurement funds in the amount of $105,994,755 were obligated at… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Nov-14

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Carson Helicopters official admits to defrauding feds

Carson Helicopters official admits to defrauding feds

The second of two Carson Helicopter Inc. officials indicted on 22 federal charges related to a 2008 helicopter crash that killed nine people admitted in federal court Monday to lying and defrauding the government about the craft’s capabilities but denied the crimes contributed to the crash. See Full Story

Source: Mail Tribune, 26-Nov-14

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Strategic Factor Analysis Summary of the big six helicopter manufacturers

Strategic Factor Analysis Summary of the big six helicopter manufacturers

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/7cx85w/strategic_factor) has announced the addition of the “Strategic Factor Analysis Summary (SFAS) Framework Analysis – 2015 – World’s 6 Leading Helicopter & Rotorcraft Manufacturers – Airbus Helicopters, AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter, Boeing, Russian Helicopters, Sikorsky” report to their offering. The report provides comprehensive analysis as well as strategic insights into the overarching strategic… Read more »

Source: Research Markets, 21-Nov-14

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Are Cardinal Helicopter Services operating Trump’s UK S76?

Are Cardinal Helicopter Services operating Trump’s UK S76?

HeliHub.com is hearing that Cardinal Helicopter Services, based at City Heliport Manchester with their own S76C++, are the front runners to provide pilots and full management of the aircraft to the Trump organisation for their UK-based Sikorsky S76B. As we noted earlier this week, Trump has struck a deal with Prestwick Airport and the helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-14

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Sikorsky awarded $535M for eight MH-60S and 29 MH-60Rs

Sikorsky awarded $535M for eight MH-60S and 29 MH-60Rs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $535,336,328 modification (P00202) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to provide funding for the Navy’s fourth program year for eight MH-60S helicopters and 29 MH-60R helicopters, and to fund associated sustaining engineering, program management, systems engineering, provisioning, technical publications, other integrated logistics support and provide advance procurement funding (termination liability)… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 17-Nov-14

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Sikorsky wins $771M contract for 65 Black Hawks

Sikorsky wins $771M contract for 65 Black Hawks

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford Connecticut was awarded a $771,957,753 modification (P00201) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 for 41 UH-60M helicopters and 24 HH-60M helicopters and to fund associated support functions. Fiscal 2015 aircraft procurement Army funds in the amount of $771,957,753 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is June 30, 2015. Work… Read more »

Source: US DOD, 17-Nov-14

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Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New Website

Sundance Helicopters Debuts New WebsiteSundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, is pleased to announce the launch of its redesigned website, www.sundancehelicopters.com. The first of its kind in the helicopter tour industry, the entire site is driven by video. Now visitors will experience a stronger connection to the Sundance Helicopters tours… Read more »

Source: Sundance, 12-Nov-14

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Sikorsky Celebrates 30th Anniversary in China at Zhuhai Air Show

Sikorsky Celebrates 30th Anniversary in China at Zhuhai Air Show

Sikorsky will celebrate its 30th anniversary in China together with China civil aviation industry peers at Air Show China, which is taking place November 11-16, 2014, in Zhuhai, China. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “We have been a long-term friend to the China civil aviation industry,” said Mick Maurer, president,… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Nov-14

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COHC accepts delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92

COHC accepts delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92

Sikorsky today announced China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has accepted delivery of its first S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced the delivery at Airshow China in Zhuhai, China. In June of 2013, COHC and Sikorsky signed for two S-92 helicopters to be used for offshore oil and gas… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Nov-14

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Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

Milestone finances 11 S92s and an AW189 for Bristow UK SAR fleet

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has closed seven of 12 helicopter leases to Bristow Helicopters Limited, an affiliate of the Bristow Group. The helicopters will be used for civilian search and rescue (SAR) services when Bristow Helicopters takes over delivery of UK SAR services on behalf of… Read more »

Source: Milestone, 12-Nov-14

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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