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Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell awarded $7M contract for H-1 gearbox parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, has been awarded a maximum $7,098,324 firm fixed price contract for gearbox assembly spare parts in support of the H-1 helicopter. This contract was a sole-source. This is a 54-base contract with no option periods. Location of performance is Texas with a Sept. 30, 2019, performance completion date…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell and Transworld Aviation Expand Aftermarket Agreement in the Middle East

Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) has extended its agreement with Transworld Aviation in the Middle East to include component supplies for two of its most widely used turboshaft engines in the region — the T53 and T55. Transworld Aviation is already a regional distributor of Honeywell’s health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS), a technology that improves… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 30-Mar-15

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Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Bell extends UH-1Y and AH-1Z blade deal with Kaman

Kaman Corporation announced today that its Aerosystems division (Kaman) has been awarded an extension to its current contract with Bell Helicopter to manufacture skin and skin to core components for the Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters. This five-year follow on contract has an expected value in excess of $25 million. The components will continue to… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 27-Mar-15

25-Mar-15 Bell UH-1 Sanaa, Yemen

Destroyed in reported Saudi air attack on hangar at Al-Dailami air base.  Photo shows Bell 412 on the left of this image

25-Mar-15

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $8M contract for H-1 HUMS systems

Simmonds Precision Products Inc., Vergennes, Vermont, is being awarded an $8,092,320 firm-fixed-price order (0008) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0010) for the procurement of 32 Integrated Mechanical Diagnostic and Health Usage Monitoring System (IMD HUMS) kits in support of the H-1 production upgrades, AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircrafts. Work will be performed in Vergennes,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Mar-15

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New Chinooks enhance Cal Guard’s mission capability

New upgrades to an old workhorse are bringing added capability to the California National Guard’s helicopter fleet. The Cal Guard has been replacing its aging CH-47D fleet, which consists of aircraft originally built in the 1960s and ’70s, with brand new, high-tech CH-47F Chinooks. The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinooks arrived at the Cal… Read more »

Source: USCG, 12-Mar-15

08-Mar-15 ZS-HBV Bell UH-1 Olifantsbos, South Africa (1F)

The helicopter went down in mountainous terrain while water bombing the area, killing the pilot – named later here as Hendrik Marais

08-Mar-15

Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff sign AS350/UH-1H MRO support contract

Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff sign AS350/UH-1H MRO support contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 03-Mar-15

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19-Feb-15 N166DR Bell UH-1H Shelton, US-Washington

Fell onto its side on take-off

19-Feb-15

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04-Feb-15 518 Bell UH-1H Camp Evangelista, Philippines

Two POB not seriously injuried in UH-1H crash in which helicopter ended up on its roof in open grass area

04-Feb-15

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Vietnam grounds the Huey

Vietnam grounds the Huey

VIETNAM’S military announced Friday it has temporarily grounded Vietnam War-era US-built helicopters after a crash killed four personnel. See Full Story

Source: BT, 02-Feb-15

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Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

Local concern at lack of use of Travis County UH-1 firefighter

A year after the devastating Labor Day wildfires of 2011, Travis County commissioners voted to buy a $2.4 million helicopter with a 325-gallon water tank. The purchase made Travis the only Texas county to own a helicopter specifically designed for fighting fires. See Full Story

Source: Insurance News Net, 28-Jan-15

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28-Jan-15 7912 Bell UH-1H Binh Chanh, Vietnam (4F)

Crashed on training flight killing all four on board

28-Jan-15

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23-Jan-15 Bell UH-1Y Twentynine Palms, US-California (2F)

Marines helicopter out of MCAS Miramar crashed on a training flight at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms.  Both on board died in the accident, named later as Capt. Elizabeth Kealey and 1st Lt. Adam Satterfield

23-Jan-15

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Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able… Read more »

Source: Airwolf Aerospace, 05-Jan-15

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Bell awarded $15M more for AH-1Z and UH-1Y program management

Bell awarded $15M more for AH-1Z and UH-1Y program management

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $15,077,365 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in December 2015.  Fiscal… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Jan-15

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Bell awarded $11.6M for H-1 upgrades

Bell awarded $11.6M for H-1 upgrades

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,601,939 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of additional logistics products and services in support of the H-1 upgrade effort. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed in March 2016. Fiscal 2015… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Dec-14

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California National Guard receives first of 12 CH-47F Chinooks

California National Guard receives first of 12 CH-47F Chinooks

The first of 12 new CH-47F Chinook helicopters arrived at the Army Aviation Support Facility in Stockton, California, Nov. 6 after a cross-country flight. A Stockton flight crew from the 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment “Delta Schooners” flew the aircraft on a 2,200 nautical mile ferry flight from Fort Hunter in Savannah,… Read more »

Source: Chinook, 21-Nov-14

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American Freedom Museum opens new helicopter exhibit

American Freedom Museum opens new helicopter exhibit

The American Freedom Museum held the grand opening and dedication of its new outdoor “Huey Helicopter” exhibit, on Saturday, November 8th. See Full Story

Source: KYTX, 10-Nov-14

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Bell awarded $58M for long lead items for 13 UH-1Ys

Bell awarded $58M for long lead items for 13 UH-1Ys

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $58,054,000 modification to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the long lead materials for the manufacture and delivery of 13 Lot 13 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 14 Lot 13 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the U. S. Marine Corps. Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Nov-14

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23-Oct-14 N72595 Bell UH-1H Rio Grande City, US-Texas

Port side cabin door separated and hit tail rotor.  Landed with no further incident

23-Oct-14

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Bell contributes $1 Million to National Army Museum

Bell contributes $1 Million to National Army Museum

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today announced a $1 million contribution to the National Museum of the United States Army. Bell Helicopter will sponsor its iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter as the featured macro artifact of the Museum’s Vietnam War exhibit. Robert Hastings, Bell Helicopter’s Senior Vice President of Communications &… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Oct-14

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Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector to support Orange County Sheriff AS350 and UH-1H

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”- www.vectoraerospace.com), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters. “Signing this contract with Orange County… Read more »

Source: Vector, 03-Oct-14

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Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

Scottsdale museum gets Vietnam War helicopter

The Bell UH-1 Iroquois — affectionately dubbed the Huey — arrived yesterday on the back of a semi-trailer and Scottsdale RSL president Bruce Scott said that it would be taken to a secure location while its new home was being built. See full story

Source: The Examiner, 02-Oct-14

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Lebanon requests 18 Huey IIs plus support in $180M deal

Lebanon requests 18 Huey IIs plus support in $180M deal

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Lebanon for Huey II rotary wing aircraft and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $180 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on September 17, 2014…. Read more »

Source: DSCA, 29-Sep-14

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Bell wins $41M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z flight training devices

Bell wins $41M contract for UH-1Y and AH-1Z flight training devices

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $41,776,269 firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of three UH-1Y flight training devices, one AH-1Z flight training device, aircraft and/or trainer driven revisions, aircraft common operational equipment, provisioned spares, associated technical data required for operational and maintenance support, and three months of initial operation evaluation period… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Sep-14

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Huey Helicopter Museum opens in Australia

Huey Helicopter Museum opens in Australia

Opening of Huey helicopter museum – Photos – See Full Story

Source: The Recorder, 20-Aug-14

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Caboolture Warplane Museum adds an Iroquois helicopter to its collection

Caboolture Warplane Museum adds an Iroquois helicopter to its collection

Iroquois aircraft are largely associated with the Vietnam War, but this helicopter was used in Egypt in the late 1970s for United Nations peacekeeping forces following the Arab-Israeli War until 1979, then used largely for the Australian Defence Force Helicopter School. See Full Story

Source: Courier Mail, 19-Aug-14

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Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

Iraq – $500M contract for Helicopter Sustainment Support

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq for aviation sustainment support, on-the-job maintenance training and maintenance advice and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 30-Jul-14

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New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

New York State Police consolidate air unit bases

The Post-Standard news outlet, based in the city of Syracuse in New York State, is reporting that the State Police will consolidate their aviation operations as early as this Wednesday.  Units in Syracuse and Batavia will be moved to Rochester, leaving the other two bases at Albany and Saranac Lake untouched – coincidentally the only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-14

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Bell completes Huey II and Bell 407GT Demo Tour of Middle East

Bell completes Huey II and Bell 407GT Demo Tour of Middle East

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), showcased the full capabilities of the Bell Huey II and the Bell 407GT during a series of demo flights in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in May and June 2014. The Bell 407GT light attack helicopter also completed a successful live fire demonstration in Amman to prove its… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Jul-14

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Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M delivery order for H-1 mission computer upgrades

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Co., Inc., Woodland Hills, California, is being awarded $24,964,058 for delivery order 0002 against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-11-G-0016) for the procurement of 119 H-1 upgrade tech refresh mission computers for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-May-14

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23-May-14 N260TA Bell UH-1H Waitsburg, US-Washington

Owner Tom Archer was taking off from his own property after not flying the helicopter in about a month.  Rotorhead and main blades ended up 10-15m from the fuselage

23-May-14

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Bell awarded $377M contract for 12 UH-1Y and 12 AH-1Z

Bell awarded $377M contract for 12 UH-1Y and 12 AH-1Z

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $337,772,560 modification to definitize a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the manufacture and delivery of 12 Lot 11 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 12 Lot 11 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the U.S. Marine Corps to a fixed-price-incentive for the aircraft and firm-fixed-price… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-May-14

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Able Earns $8.75m in US Air Force Contracts

Able Earns $8.75m in US Air Force Contracts

Able Aerospace Services, a leading MRO service and FAA approved PMA parts provider, and one of the world’s largest helicopter repair facilities, has been awarded two five-year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts by Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC), located at Robinson Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Ga. Worth an estimated $8.75 million,… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 11-May-14

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Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman to supply mission computers for UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a low-rate initial production contract from the U.S. Navy to deliver FlightPro™ Gen III mission computers in support of AH-1Z and UH-1Y Marine Corps helicopters. Under the $10.6 million contract, Northrop Grumman will provide mission computers for H-1 helicopter flight tests, system integration laboratories and training. The… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 30-Apr-14

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L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications awarded $24M more for Corpus Christi Army Depot work

L-3 Communications Aerospace LLC, Madison, Miss., was awarded a $24,728,566 modification (P00020) to contract W912NW-11-F-0101 for labor skilled in the inspection, maintenance, and repair of the CH-47, UH-60, UH-1, AH-1, AH-64 and OH-58 aircraft and aircraft components. Performance on other aircraft types will be mainly limited to crash damaged repair and some modernization. Fiscal 2014… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Apr-14

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Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell awarded $59M for long lead items for UH-1Y and AH-1Z production

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $59,703,818 modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for the procurement of long-lead items for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 12 UH-1Y Build New Aircraft and 11 Lot 12 AH-1Z Build New Aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell awarded $11M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded an $11,413,510 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-12-C-0009) to exercise an option to provide systems engineering and program management support for the production and delivery of AH-1Z and UH-1Y aircraft for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Mar-14

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Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 25-Mar-14

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Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $12M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded a $12,281,805 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N68936-12-D-0003) for the hardware and software upgrades in support of the H-1 Upgrade Program. Services to be provided include design, development, studies, and implementation of the upgrades to existing software and ancillary hardware and/or improved functionality and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Mar-14

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San Bernardino County accepts two UH-1Hs

San Bernardino County accepts two UH-1Hs

Two military surplus UH-1Hs were offered to the county by the California Emergency Management Agency’s 1033 Excess Property Program.  See full story

Source: Alpenhorn News, 13-Mar-14

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DynCorp to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support in Australia

DynCorp to Provide Aerial Firefighting Support in Australia

DynCorp International (DI) has been awarded a subcontract to provide aerial firefighting support to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service in Australia. DI will perform as a subcontractor to Touchdown Helicopters of New South Wales, Australia. “We are pleased that our commercial and international strategy has taken root and is gaining traction,” said Chris… Read more »

Source: DynCorp, 13-Mar-14

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Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement at Patuxent River to close?

The Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) has decided to close a rotary-wing technology development center. See full story  No mention so far on NACRA website

Source: Seapower, 21-Feb-14

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Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Cherry Point pilots train for night operations

Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467 conducted low light flying evaluations for the squadron’s senior pilots at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point from Jan. 20-27. Evaluated and certified by flight instructors with Marine Aviation and Weapons Tactics Squadron 1, the HMLA-467 pilots reinforced the principles and skills required to pilot an aircraft… Read more »

Source: USMC, 03-Feb-14

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Alabama Senator visits Bell facility

Alabama Senator visits Bell facility

Senator Richard Shelby paid a visit to Bell Helicopter as part of his statewide jobs and industry tour – taking a look at the quality of businesses, their products and how they affect the local economies.  See full story

Source: Dothan First, 28-Jan-14

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Bell awarded $13M delivery order for H-1 repair/overhaul work

Bell awarded $13M delivery order for H-1 repair/overhaul work

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Hurst, Texas, is being awarded $13,495,182 for cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order 0001 under a previously awarded contract (N00383-14-D-015N) for repair/overhaul work of five high priority items for the UH-1Y and AH-1Z helicopters.  Work will be performed in Hurst, Texas, and is expected to be completed by January 2017.  Fiscal 2014 Navy working… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-14

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17-Jan-14 XC-BBF Bell UH-1H Tancitaro, Mexico

Hit cable at low level and crashed into wooded area.  Some reports suggest the cable was intentionally put there by the dissident groups, and that this helicopter was one of 11 put into the region to restore order after the dissident group took control. Helicopter fitted with cable cutters. 5 pOB received minor injuries, and… Read more »

17-Jan-14

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Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

Bell get another $18.5M to support Iraq-based helicopters

Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc, Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00010) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 to procure six additional months of contractor logistics support for Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters.  Fiscal 2014 funds in the amount of $18,556,810 were obligated at the time of the award.  Estimated completion date is Aug. 8,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Jan-14

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Bell awarded $11M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell awarded $11M more for H-1 upgrade program

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,163,306 modification to a previously awarded advanced acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) for additional logistics products and services in support of the H-1 upgrade effort, including logistic management support, technical material for maintenance planning, design interface, supply/material support, support of support equipment/technical data, distribution and inventory… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $10M contract for AH-1Z and UH-1Y mission computers

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronic, Woodland Hills, Calif., is being awarded a $10,551,915 firm-fixed-price contract for the fabrication, test, and delivery of 45 low rate initial production technical refresh AH-1Z and UH-1Y helicopters mission computers in support of Marine Corps helicopters. Work will be performed in Woodland Hills, Calif., and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

Bell awarded $18M six month contract extension for Iraq support

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, was awarded an $18,556,810 modification (P00009) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0030 for an undefined contract action for six additional months of contractor logistics support for the Bell 407, Huey, Jet Ranger, and OH-58A&C helicopters in Al Taji, Iraq, in accordance with foreign military sales case IQ-B-UDZ.  Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Dec-13

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06-Dec-13 Bell UH-1H Bagacay, Philippines

Crashed after reportedly developing engine trouble.  Some injuries

06-Dec-13

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Bell approves Colombian Air Force to do their own Huey II conversions

Bell approves Colombian Air Force to do their own Huey II conversions

During a recent ceremony, Bell granted the certification to the Air Maintenance Command which allows them to convert the UH-1H to Huey II standard, enhancing their existing capabilities. This opens the way for 19 UH-1Hs operated by Air Combat Command No.4 to be converted locally. The ceremony was attended by the Commander-in-Chief of the Colombian… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-13

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Bell to showcase three civil and three military helicopters in Dubai

Bell to showcase three civil and three military helicopters in Dubai

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), will have a strong presence at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, the Middle East’s leading aerospace event, held at Dubai World Central November 17-21. Bell Helicopter will feature a number of commercial and military aircraft on static display, showcasing their outstanding capabilities to meet the unique mission requirements… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Nov-13

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New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation restore UH-1

New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation restore UH-1

Operation Huey Restoration will see UH-1D 64-13732 become a monument at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel.  see full story

Source: Asbury Park Press, 12-Nov-13

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11-Nov-13 68-15287 Bell UH-1D Tulsa, US-Oklahoma

Damaged during ground transportation to Veterans Day event. falling off trailer and blocking the road.  Badly damaged

11-Nov-13

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Sole survivor of UH-1 crash granted more time to file charges against NZ military

Sole survivor of UH-1 crash granted more time to file charges against NZ military

In a reserved decision released by Judge Bill Hastings, Sergeant Stevin Creeggan has been given more time to bring a private prosecution under the Health and Safety in Employment Act against the Defence Force.  See full story

Source: 3News, 08-Nov-13

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29-Oct-13 FAC4505 Bell UH-1H Ptolemais, Colombia

Very heavy landing on training flight, remained upright, although boom broken at root.  Post impact fire was extinguished.

29-Oct-13

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15-Oct-13 EJC-4214 Bell UH-1H La Mayajura, Colombia

Crashed in mountainous region close to Venezeulan border.  No casualties

15-Oct-13

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04-Oct-13 Bell UH-1H Balingasag, Philippines

Capt. Christian Uy, spokesperson of the army’s 4th Infantry Division, said that the Huey made an emergency landing in Balingasag Friday morning when the pilot noticed a mechanical malfunction

04-Oct-13

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Mercer Engineering wins $12M contract for H-1 and H-60 integrity program

Mercer Engineering wins $12M contract for H-1 and H-60 integrity program

The Corporation of Mercer University, doing business as Mercer Engineering Research Center, Warner Robins, Ga., has been awarded a $12,380,083 cost-reimbursable, no-fee contract (FA8509-12-G-0001-0002) for TH-1H, UH1N, and HH-60G Aircraft Structural Integrity Program and Mechanical Equipment and Subsystem Integrity Program sustaining engineering support. The contract includes a wide range of analyses, to include engineering research,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Sep-13

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21-Sep-13 N22490 Bell UH-1 Black Canyon City, US-Arizona (2F)

Heavy impact, post crash fire, no survivors.  Two POB were pilot/owner Chad Nelson and passenger Brynne Smith.  This report quotes Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office saying the debris field is a radius of half a mile.

21-Sep-13

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16-Sep-13 N204UH Bell UH-1B Idanha, US-Oregon (1F)

Logging operations – it appears the pilot released the logs, indicating he knew of a problem prior to the crash. Witnesses then saw a rotor separate from the helicopter followed by it turning upside down and falling to the ground. Pilot was named as William Bart Colantuono, 54, of Indialantic, FL

16-Sep-13

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08-Aug-13 N70NW Bell UH-1B Tok, US-Alaska

FAA report that this was on “hauling ops” but this video and the caption below suggest it was on firefighting work

08-Aug-13

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03-Aug-13 Bell UH-1 Izmir, Turkey

Emergency landing at Izmir Ataturk Stadium after suspected engine problems

03-Aug-13

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DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp upgrading six UH-1s and two Mi-17s

DynCorp International’s (DI) DynAviation unit today announced that it is in the process of reconditioning, upgrading and modifying eight aircraft to enhance the Company’s future global operations and offering. The upgrade work on six UH-1 and two Mil Mi-17 helicopters that were previously used in various global locations, including the company’s operations in Afghanistan, is… Read more »

Source: DynCorp International, 02-Aug-13

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22-Jul-13 N233JP Bell UH-1H Mount Clarleston, US-Nevada (1F)

According to a LVMPD press release, David Vanbuskirk “somehow became detached from the hoist line, falling into the canyon below.” The distance that the man fell is under investigation, but Sheriff Doug Gillespie later stated in a press conference that “it is clear that this was a non-survivable fall and he died on impact.” The… Read more »

22-Jul-13

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16-Jul-13 N775AR Bell UH-1H Dove Creek, US-Colorado (1F)

16-Jul-13 N775AR Bell UH-1H Dove Creek, US-Colorado (1F)

UH-1H crashed while performing seismographic operations at an oil drilling rig in the area.  News report here states AJ Blain, 27, died in the crash, said Joyce Barnett, Dolores County, Colo., coroner

16-Jul-13

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09-Jul-13 Bell UH-1H Tingo Maria, Peru (3F)

Crashed on night training flight.  Pilot named as Ronald Helbert Vargas Terán (34), and crew were Amadeo César Loayza Mercado (33) and Carlos Alberto Cercado Pinares (42).

09-Jul-13

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Sweden – HeliAir adds a Huey to its fleet

Sweden – HeliAir adds a Huey to its fleet

HeliAir Sweden announced that the company will be adding an UH-1H Huey to its fleet. The aircraft has been flown to the company’s main base in Västerås, and it will now be incorporated in the fleet. The helicopter is replacing the Hughes 500 SE-JGE, which has recently been sold by the company. This new Huey is a… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Jun-13

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Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), congratulates long-time customer PJ Helicopters for developing world-class precision-lift services over its more than 40 years of operations. The success of Red Bluff, Calif.-based PJ Helicopters is supported by Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems. The IBFs protect the safety, performance and reliability of seven turbine helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 24-Jun-13

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17-Jun-13 Bell UH-1 Ban Na district, Thailand

Eight POB, five injured of which one serious.  Emergency landing after reported tail rotor problem

17-Jun-13

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Bell awarded $50M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z long-lead parts

Bell awarded $50M for UH-1Y and AH-1Z long-lead parts

Bell Helicopter Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $50,631,117 modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-13-C-0023) to provide additional long lead parts and components required for the manufacture and delivery of 15 Lot 11 UH-1Y Build New aircraft and 10 Lot 11 AH-1Z Build New aircraft for the Marine Corps…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-May-13

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