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US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

9-May-2022Source: US Army

In August of 2005, then eight-year-old Jonathan Murray was on the playground of his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elementary school when he heard the distinctive hum of a fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the first time. He watched in amazement as the aircraft flew overhead and knew they were tasked with a vital mission:... Read more

Breeze-Eastern Corp was awarded a $7M contract for overhaul and upgrade Winch

Breeze-Eastern Corp was awarded a $7M contract for overhaul and upgrade Winch

5-May-2022Source: US DoD

Breeze-Eastern Corp., Whippany, New Jersey, was awarded a $7,938,309 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the Winch, Aircraft Mounted for the UH-60 Medical Evacuation Aircraft. This was a sole-source action with zero bids. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 21, 2027. U.S.... Read more

First Aviation Services to acquire blade repairer Heliblade

First Aviation Services to acquire blade repairer Heliblade

5-Apr-2022Source: First Aviation Services

First Aviation Services Inc.’s Rotary Wing Group (“RWG”) announced a major expansion of capability for repairs to the Main Rotor Head Assembly for the Blackhawk UH-60 and S-70, and a multi-million-dollar investment in a rotable pool of Blackhawk main and tail rotor blades. Currently, First Aviation’s RWG has FAA-approved maintenance capability for the Blackhawk Rotary... Read more

GE tests first T901 turboshaft engine for US Army

GE tests first T901 turboshaft engine for US Army

1-Apr-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE has initiated testing on the first T901-GE-900 engine, GE’s next-generation rotorcraft engine that will power the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) aircraft in the future. In 2019, the U.S. Army selected GE’s T901 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine... Read more

FLIR Systems awarded $19M contract for UH-60 turret work

FLIR Systems awarded $19M contract for UH-60 turret work

24-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

FLIR Systems Inc., North Billerica, Massachusetts, was awarded a $19,348,691 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 turret. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 16, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-22-D-0024).... Read more

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

13-Mar-2022Source: PS Engineering

When Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance founder Shaun Slade had a customer request to demilitarize, inspect and do utility conversations for a couple of original UH-60 Blackhawks, an audio system solution was needed. That’s when Shaun contacted PS Engineering, Inc about the all-digital PAC45 audio management system. Installations have just begun. The hardware includes a remote blind... Read more

SAFE Structure delivers UH-60 platforms to  Missouri National Guard

SAFE Structure delivers UH-60 platforms to Missouri National Guard

2-Mar-2022Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs has announced the delivery of custom fall protection maintenance platforms to the Army National Guard in Springfield Missouri. The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic platforms allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of their Sikorsky UH-60 aircraft fleet. The set of platforms are equipped with the latest features including a seamless fit to the aircraft... Read more

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

21-Jan-2022Source: Helitak

Arista Aviation Services (Arista) and Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment (Helitak) have entered into a Cooperation Agreement to modify and provide aerial firefighting helicopters with expandable underbelly fire suppression tanks. As a leader in Sikorsky Black Hawk UH-60 airframe modifications, Arista retrofits different configurations, including the aerial firefighting platform and views the Helitak FT4500 as a... Read more

MING trains first Latvian UH-60 Black Hawk maintainer

MING trains first Latvian UH-60 Black Hawk maintainer

20-Dec-2021Source: Michigan National Guard

When the Latvian Air Force recently purchased new UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, the call went out for a potential UH-60 maintenance training location in the United States. The Michigan Army National Guard’s (MIARNG) Company B, 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment was chosen in part due to the long standing partnership Michigan has cultivated with Latvia... Read more

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

14-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

[updated 15-Dec-21.  Despite a reliable source in Romania confirming that Airbus bid the SMURD contract with the H175M, the OEM has contacted HeliHub.com to confirm that was not the case and they bid with the H215.  Text thus updated accordingly] Lockheed Martin have confirmed via social media – see tweet below – that they are... Read more

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

2-Dec-2021

TEI has held a ceremony with its employees to mark the delivery of their 50th T700 engine – named T700-TEI-701D locally – which will be transferred to the Turkish T70 Black Hawk production line for installation. The event held at TEI Eskişehir facilities was attended by General Manager and Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, Members of the Board... Read more

Jo-Kell Inc awarded $11M UH-60 cable contract

Jo-Kell Inc awarded $11M UH-60 cable contract

30-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Jo-Kell Inc.,** Chesapeake, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $11,103,552 indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price long-term contract for UH-60A helicopter special purpose electrical cable assembly spare parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance... Read more

Triumph awarded $12M contract for US Navy H-60 engine work

Triumph awarded $12M contract for US Navy H-60 engine work

22-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Triumph Engine Control Systems LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $12,142,360 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of the enhanced digital engine control unit associated with the T700 engine used on UH-60 aircraft. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options and is expected to be completed by November 2026. All work... Read more

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

10-Nov-2021Source: Helitak

Australian company Helitak has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to include seven additional Sikorsky Black Hawk Type Certificates on the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk STC that was awarded in May 2021 bringing the total to 10 UH-60 or EH-60 models now approved for operation. With the receipt of the AML Amendment, operators... Read more

Dart receives STC for UH-70 SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System

Dart receives STC for UH-70 SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System

2-Nov-2021Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its SkyCannon® Fire Attack System on the Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 helicopter. The UH-60/S-70 is the third helicopter type certified to operate the SkyCannon® after the Airbus EC225 Puma and Avicopter AC313. “This revolutionary firefighting system raises the bar for urban firefighting efforts and solidifies DART’s leadership... Read more

Korean Air and Sikorsky mark 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration

Korean Air and Sikorsky mark 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration

29-Oct-2021Source: Korean Air

Korean Air celebrated its 30 years of UH-60 Black Hawk technology cooperation with U.S. helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company during the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airport in Seongnam. Korean Air’s cooperation with Sikorsky began in 1990 with a license agreement for the UH-60P Black Hawk helicopter. Over... Read more

PJ Helicopters adds UH60 structural repair to Part 145 approval

PJ Helicopters adds UH60 structural repair to Part 145 approval

23-Sep-2021Source: PJ Helicopters

PJ Helicopters (PJH) is proud to announce FAA repair specification approval on structural reinforcements and repairs for the UH-60 series aircraft. This modification specifically targets the 34.5 web and 308 beam areas prone to cracking. This modification can be installed as a proactive or reactive measure on both L/H and R/H sides and will bring... Read more

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

19-Jul-2021Source: Piedmont Propulsion Systems

Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced that it received an amendment to its Limited Airframe Rating with S-70 Capabilities from the FAA, enabling the company to perform all maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for S-70 / UH-60 Blackhawk main rotor blades. This capability adds to Piedmont... Read more

Longest serving Pa. National Guard member to retire

Longest serving Pa. National Guard member to retire

30-Jun-2021Source: US National Guard

The longest serving member of the Pennsylvania National Guard will soon retire after 45 years of continuous service. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Moy, a UH-60 helicopter repairer and crew chief with 1st Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, will retire June 30, 2021. He joined the Pa. National Guard... Read more

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

3-May-2021Source: US National Guard

Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021. “Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in Reno-Stead. “We practice loading... Read more

Ace Aero Receives PMA for EO/IR Sensor Mount on UH-60

Ace Aero Receives PMA for EO/IR Sensor Mount on UH-60

13-Apr-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is pleased to announce Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) # PQ03906SW from the Federal Aviation Administration for the production of the FAA STC #SR01957WI, Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said Randy Nolin, Chief Technology Officer at Ace Aero. “Our... Read more

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

26-Mar-2021Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The aircraft, owned by Firehawk Helicopters (Firehawk) with a base also in Boise, will be used for firefighting. “This certification is essential... Read more

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

9-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the California National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 and UH-60 Blackhawk Crews are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

3-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,869,392 modification (P00178) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for four UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2010 special funds in the amount of $53,869,392 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

NY National Guard Honors Fallen Aircrew

NY National Guard Honors Fallen Aircrew

2-Mar-2021Source: New York Army National Guard

New York Army National Guard Soldiers remembered three aviators killed on January 20 when their UH-60 medevac helicopter crashed during a memorial service February 26 at the unit’s flight facility at the Greater Rochester International Airport. Chief Warrant Officers Steven Skoda, Christian Koch and Daniel Prial were “three of our best,” according to Maj. Voley... Read more

US Army tests UH-60 Load Stability System Litter Attachment from Vita Inclinata

US Army tests UH-60 Load Stability System Litter Attachment from Vita Inclinata

26-Feb-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) and Vita Inclinata announced that the USAARL successfully completed initial prototype flight-testing on Vita’s Load Stability System Litter Attachment (LSS-LA) at Fort Rucker, in support of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement W81XWH-19-0115 and in preparation for Project Convergence 21, the military’s initiative to modernize and transform its operations, which includes future hoist... Read more

SAFE wins contract for US Army UH-60 work platforms

SAFE wins contract for US Army UH-60 work platforms

26-Feb-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the contract for custom work platforms for the US Army fleet of UH-60’s at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Tucson, AZ.  These SAFETY FIRST ergonomic maintenance stands are custom designed for the United States Army’s UH-60.  They are uniquely developed to fit and function in the tight-spaced hangar... Read more

DynCorp Awarded UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support Services Task Order

DynCorp Awarded UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support Services Task Order

19-Feb-2021Source: DynCorp

 On Dec. 15, the Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded DynCorp International (DI) a task order to provide UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) under the Worldwide Logistics Support Services – Contractor Logistics Support (WLSS-C) multiple award IDIQ. This task order, valued at $554.1 million if all options are exercised, consists of a six-year period... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021Source: PNA

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

NY National Guard honours UH-60 crash aircrew

NY National Guard honours UH-60 crash aircrew

4-Feb-2021Source: New York Army National Guard

The New York Army National Guard honored two of the three Soldiers killed in a UH-60 helicopter crash outside Rochester on January 20, during funeral services held in Western New York and the Hudson Valley on Jan. 29 and 30. Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, attended funeral services for Chief... Read more

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

2-Feb-2021

Night training mission in a routinely used area.  In a press conference (video, 7m50s) Lt. Col. Nicole Washington noted that the weather was poor, with snow and a low ceiling of fog that affected both the subject flight and later search efforts for the victims.  The Guard named those on board as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse Anderson,... Read more

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

8-Jan-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is proud to announce the issuance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SR01957WI for the Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. The Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Mount will allow operators of the Black Hawk, the world’s most versatile and capable utility... Read more

31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

31-Dec-2020

After landing, and while taxying to be refuelled, a manoeuvre resulted in the tail hitting a lighting tower.  This caused the helicopter to spin on the ground, during which the main blades then hit the tower too.  Video of incident here.... Read more

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

23-Dec-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Army contract to provide advanced helicopter flight training support services. Under terms of the contract, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for Army aviators training to fly the CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache... Read more

Maine Army National Guard works closer with community leaders

Maine Army National Guard works closer with community leaders

20-Nov-2020Source: Maine Army National Guard

The Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion hosted two civic leader flights this fall. During these events, community leaders learn about the National Guard and ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter over the local area. “These are great events, not only for the scenic flights over our hometowns but it is also... Read more

Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews hold training at Fort McCoy

Wisconsin National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk aircrews hold training at Fort McCoy

11-Sep-2020Source: US Army

Aircrews with the 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment Wisconsin National Guard at Madison operated several UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters Aug. 13 at Fort McCoy, Wis., as part of annual training at the post. Members of the unit regularly complete training operations at Fort McCoy and the unit also supports numerous training events at the installation... Read more

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

27-Aug-20 ??-????? Sikorsky MH-60M San Clemente Island, US-California (2F)

27-Aug-2020

US special forces UH-60M crashed with two fatalities and three injuries. Two fatalities were named as Staff Sgt. Vincent Marketta, 33, and Sgt. Tyler Shelton, 22... Read more

PAS MRO awarded $9M contract to overhaul UH-60 tip caps

PAS MRO awarded $9M contract to overhaul UH-60 tip caps

30-Jun-2020Source: US DoD

PAS MRO Inc.,* Irvine, California, was awarded a $9,787,000 firm-fixed-price contract to overhaul UH-60 tip caps.  Bids were solicited via the internet with eight received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 25, 2025.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity... Read more

Helinet enters firefighting market with UH-60 contract win

Helinet enters firefighting market with UH-60 contract win

11-Jun-2020Source: Helinet

Helinet Aviation Services, one of the most diverse and respected helicopter companies in the United States, announces the addition of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter to California’s aerial firefighting fleet. The former U.S. Army helicopter is on standby at Van Nuys Airport to assist with firefighting missions under call-when-needed contracts with the U.S. Forest Service and... Read more

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

Collins Aerospace promotes Goodrich rescue hoist on S70 Firehawk

28-Jan-2020Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that three of the world’s top aerial firefighting agencies are equipping their helicopters with the company’s newest rescue hoist, the Goodrich 44318. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) selected the hoist for their... Read more

Telephonics flight tests MOSAIC AESA Radar System on MH-60S

Telephonics flight tests MOSAIC AESA Radar System on MH-60S

27-Jan-2020

Telephonics Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE: GFF), announced today that it has successfully demonstrated its MOSAIC® Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA) radar system aboard a U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter, accumulating over 10 hours of operational time during a two-week period in November. The flight demonstrations, which took place over the Mid-Atlantic... Read more

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

27-Jan-2020Source: Luma Technologies

Luma Technologies known for their broad line of LED Caution Warning panels and displays announced the introduction of an LED upgrade suite for the UH-60 / S-70 platforms. The three-unit package includes the primary 82-station Caution Advisory Panel complemented by a pair of drop-in replacements for the six-station clusters of primary warning lights and master... Read more

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

Simplex awarded FAA certification for Internal Fire Attack System

4-Nov-2019Source: DART Aerospace

Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of their STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS). This AML extension adds 11 eligible UH-60/S-70 Type Certificates (TCs) to the existing STC, bringing the total to... Read more

1st CAB Commander Makes Final Flight

1st CAB Commander Makes Final Flight

15-Jul-2019Source: US Military

Soldiers of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division gathered on a cool summer day at Illesheim Army Airfield to honor the career of their commander, and one of the Army’s senior aviators. Col. Chris Black, who piloted his first flight in 1994, conducted his final flight today as an Army aviator. As he... Read more

CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

CPI Aero Secures Additional Orders From Sikorsky

24-Jun-2019Source: CPI Aerostructures

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received purchase orders totaling approximately $14 million from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, for Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) module assemblies for use as spares on older variants of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Deliveries under these orders will commence in 2020 and... Read more

Rockwell Collins Awarded $49M Contract for UH-60 Display Unit Overhaul

Rockwell Collins Awarded $49M Contract for UH-60 Display Unit Overhaul

5-Jun-2019Source: US DoD

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $49,114,577 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the display unit for the UH- 60 Blackhawk helicopter.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 3, 2024.  U.S.... Read more

AAI Corp. Awarded $20M Contract for JSECST for CV-22, UH-47 and UH-60

AAI Corp. Awarded $20M Contract for JSECST for CV-22, UH-47 and UH-60

30-Apr-2019Source: US DoD

AAI Corp., doing business as Textron Systems, Hunt Valley, Maryland, has been awarded a $19,592,850 firm-fixed-price non-commercial requirements contract for the Joint Service Electronic Combat Systems Tester (JSECST). This contract provides for the production of the base JSECST, the laboratory JSECST and retrofit kits used on many aircraft, such as F-15, F-16, A-10, CV-22, C-130,... Read more

Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

Sikorsky Awarded $23M Contract for UH-60 Overhaul

22-Apr-2019Source: US Dod

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $23,441,543 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.  Bids were solicited via the internet with one received.  Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 17, 2023.  U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,... Read more

Coulson and Unical join forces to form Coulson Unical

Coulson and Unical join forces to form Coulson Unical

4-Mar-2019Source: Coulson Aviation

Coulson Aviation USA, a member of the Coulson Group, and Unical Air, a new unit of the Unical Group of Companies, have joined forces to create a heavy lift helicopter joint venture company that will build and operate Boeing CH-47 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft for aerial firefighting and other markets. The joint venture will... Read more

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

US Army selects GE’s T901 engine

5-Feb-2019Source: GE Aviation

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

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

Triumph Awarded DLA Contract Extension

16-Jan-2019Source: Triumph Group

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) recently announced that the Defense Logistics Agency has awarded Triumph Integrated Systems with a five-year contract for indefinite quantity and delivery of Enhanced Digital Electronic Control Units (EDECUs) for use in the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk and AH-64 Apache fleet. The contract, valued at more than $77 million, will enable... Read more

Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

Polish Police recieve two S70i Black Hawks

5-Dec-2018Source: PZL Mielec

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

Fort McCoy celebrates 40 years of the Black Hawk

Fort McCoy celebrates 40 years of the Black Hawk

3-Dec-2018Source: US Army

UH-60 Black Hawk has been the Army’s front line utility helicopter for the past 40 years, and it shows no signs of letting up, said service officials at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.The helicopter is a regular fixture every year at Fort McCoy, Wis., particularly during major exercises such as the Combat Support Training Exercise. Black Hawk crews... Read more

CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

3-Oct-2018Source: CPI Aero

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

Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

28-Sep-2018Source: US DoD

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

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

26-Sep-2018Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $60,947,957 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of the Utility Helicopter-60 Blackhawk transmission. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... Read more

General Electric awarded $18M contract for UH-60 pipe exhausts

General Electric awarded $18M contract for UH-60 pipe exhausts

18-Sep-2018Source: US DoD

General Electric Co., doing business as GE Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, has been awarded a maximum $17,818,296 firm-fixed-price, definite-quantity contract for UH-60 pipe exhausts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code. 2304(c)(1) as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a one-year base contract with four one-year option periods. Location of performance... Read more

US State Department to possibly sell UH-60 Black Hawks to Latvia

US State Department to possibly sell UH-60 Black Hawks to Latvia

6-Aug-2018Source: DSCA

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Latvia of four (4) UH-60M Black Hawk Helicopters and related equipment for an estimated cost of $200 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Latvia has requested to... Read more

Meggitt awarded five year fuel cell contract

Meggitt awarded five year fuel cell contract

23-Jul-2018Source: Meggitt PLC

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, today announces a $21m contract with Defense Logistics Agency (‘DLA’) Richmond, Virginia to supply fuel cell equipment for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter until 2022. Meggitt’s crashworthy, self-seal fuel tanks, which meet the ultra-rigorous standards... Read more

First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

First Afghan UH-60 pilots graduate

27-Nov-2017Source: DVIDS

Six Afghan Air Force members became the first ever AAF UH-60 Black Hawk pilots, after graduation from Aircraft Qualification Training during a ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2017. Train, Advise, Assist Command-Air advisors and Afghan Air Force leaders were in attendance to congratulate the pilots during this historic ceremony. “I am happily announcing... Read more

Honeywell Certified To Bring Wi-Fi To Helicopters

Honeywell Certified To Bring Wi-Fi To Helicopters

27-Oct-2017Source: Honeywell

Honeywell was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Aspire 200 satellite communications system on the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk and have applied for an FAA STC for the Bell 429, while Transport Canada has certified the system on the Bell 429. The European Aviation Safety Agency... Read more

Parker Hannifin awarded $96M contract for UH-60 Upgrades

Parker Hannifin awarded $96M contract for UH-60 Upgrades

7-Sep-2017Source: US DoD

Parker Hannifin Corp., Irvine, California, has been awarded a $95,828,750 firm-fixed-price contract for overhaul and upgrade of the UH-60 servo cylinder; pump, hydraulic; servo, cylinder, assembly; primary servo; and servo assembly. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date... Read more

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

V-280 Valor undergoing ground trials at Amarillo

4-Sep-2017Source: HeliHub.com

Bell’s V-280 Valor tiltrotor prototype is currently going through its ground trials at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Centre, Texas. The prototype is intended to replace the US Army’s Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks and Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopters. Bell promises that the Valor will have twice the speed and range of current helicopters. It has a V-tail,... Read more

Sikorsky marks 30,000 Black Hawk hours in Brazilian military operation

Sikorsky marks 30,000 Black Hawk hours in Brazilian military operation

14-Aug-2017Source: FAB

[electronic translation] A meeting in commemoration of the 30 thousand flight hours of the H-60 ​​Black Hawk helicopter was held this Wednesday (02/08) in the Office of Air Force Commander, Air Lieutenant Nivaldo Luiz Rossato. Representatives of Sikorsky Aircraft, a US company responsible for manufacturing the aircraft, delivered a helicopter miniature and a plate, referring to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for BE UH-60 Blackhawk weapon system parts

Sikorsky awarded $10M contract for BE UH-60 Blackhawk weapon system parts

8-Aug-2017Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a maximum $10,049,166 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for various parts supporting the BE UH-60 Blackhawk weapon system and the Corpus Christi Army Depot technical, engineering, logistical, service and supply transition. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304(c)(1) based on Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This... Read more

07-Aug-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Nuevo Leon, Mexico

07-Aug-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Nuevo Leon, Mexico

7-Aug-2017

Blown over on its starboard side in strong winds while parked on the ramp – photo... Read more

10 refurbished Black Hawk to fight Australian fires

10 refurbished Black Hawk to fight Australian fires

31-Jul-2017Source: Lockheed Martin

In a ground-breaking new deal, Kaan Air Australia, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, and StarFlight Australia, have signed an agreement worth up to AUD $63 million to bring 10 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia, with options for an additional 10 aircraft. In a world-first refurbishment program to be undertaken in Brisbane, the... Read more

United Technologies awarded $28M contract for procurement of 420 auxiliary power units of UH-60 Black Hawks

United Technologies awarded $28M contract for procurement of 420 auxiliary power units of UH-60 Black Hawks

25-Jul-2017Source: HeliHub.com

United Technologies Corp., Hartford, Connecticut, was awarded a $27,940,360 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 420 auxiliary power units with inlet barrier filters in support of UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter requirements.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of July 20, 2020.  U.S. Army... Read more

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

DynCorp International awarded $8M contract for Maintenance on AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58s

12-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

DynCorp International LLC, Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded a $7,734,253 modification (P00205) to contract W58RZG-13-C-0042 for aircraft maintenance services to the numerous aviation major weapon systems and platforms, including AH-64, UH-60, CH-47, and OH-58. Work will be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2018. Fiscal 2017 operations and... Read more

Raytheon awarded $11M contract for MH-60 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

Raytheon awarded $11M contract for MH-60 Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems

5-Jun-2017Source: US DoD

Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, is being awarded a $10,957,861 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to fabricate, assemble, test and deliver low-rate initial production Airborne Mine Neutralization Systems (AMNS) and engineering services and support.  The AMNS will explosively neutralize bottom and moored mines using an expendable mine neutralizer device.  The system will be deployed from the MH-60... Read more

Martin-Baker awarded $27M contract for 1,016 UH-60 Blackhawk operator seats

Martin-Baker awarded $27M contract for 1,016 UH-60 Blackhawk operator seats

21-May-2017Source: US DoD

Martin-Baker America Inc.,* Johnstown, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $26,668,679 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 1,016 multi-functional operator seats in support of the UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Work location and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 20, 2020.  U.S. Aviation Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $38M contract for the renovation of 381 UH-60 tail rotor blades

Sikorsky awarded $38M contract for the renovation of 381 UH-60 tail rotor blades

21-May-2017Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $37,628,500 firm-fixed-price contract for overhaul of a quantity of 381 UH-60 tail rotor blades. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2109. Fiscal 2017 other funds in the amount of $18,437,965... Read more

01-May-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Scottsville, US-New York

01-May-17 Sikorsky UH-60 Scottsville, US-New York

1-May-2017

Precautionary landing made at country club after the windshield developed a crack and its anti-icing system started to short out.  It was later flown back to base at Rochester... Read more

BAT Trainer Modernizes Helicopter Simulator Flying

BAT Trainer Modernizes Helicopter Simulator Flying

24-Apr-2017Source: US Department of Defense

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots and crew members with the Iowa Army National Guard have been given an opportunity to train on a first-of-its-kind flight simulator at the Camp Dodge Joint Maneuver Training Center here. The Black Hawk Aircrew Trainer, nicknamed “the BAT,” is a highly immersive, home-station flight training device for the UH-60M aircraft,... Read more

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