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Sikorsky abandons plans for Flight and Maintenance Training Academy in Oklahoma

Sikorsky abandons plans for Flight and Maintenance Training Academy in Oklahoma

Sikorsky was teaming with Aviation Training Consulting of Altus, who said in a statement, “Sikorsky has made the decision not to place the training facility in Altus”.  see full story See also these stories on Helihub.com from Sikorsky Oct-2012 – Sikorsky selects Oklahoma site for Flight and Maintenance Training Academy Jun-2013 – September launch for Sikorsky’s Training Academy… Read more »

Source: Altus Times, 18-Sep-13

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M delivery order for MH-60S work

Lockheed Martin awarded $7M delivery order for MH-60S work

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems & Training, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded $7,037,522 for firm-fixed-price delivery order #4090 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-09-G-0005) for ten organic airborne mine countermeasures technical insertion common console kits in support of the MH-60S program. Work will be performed in Owego, N.Y., and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 17-Sep-13

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13-Sep-13 N15LA Sikorsky S70A Sylmar, US-California

Emergency landing on hillside. Helicopter needed roading out for repair. The helicopter was en route to a brush fire in the city of La Verne

13-Sep-13

12-Sep-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Springville, US-California (1F)

57-year-old volunteer Shane Krogen fell about 50 feet from a helicopter during a marijuana-eradication effort in Tulare County and died

12-Sep-13

US Army UH-60 makes historic landing on JMSDF destroyer

US Army UH-60 makes historic landing on JMSDF destroyer

A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from U.S. Army Aviation Battalion-Japan based at Camp Zama, Japan, took part in Shizuoka Prefecture’s national disaster training day Sept. 1. The helicopter worked in concert with prefectural and local governments, military, and civilian agencies in response to a natural disaster. This portion meant transporting a patient from triage to… Read more »

Source: US Army, 05-Sep-13

Sikorsky awarded $25M to overhaul 250 Black Hawk blades

Sikorsky awarded $25M to overhaul 250 Black Hawk blades

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stafford, Conn., was awarded a $25,582,725 firm-fixed-price, option-eligible, multi-year contract modification (P0004) of contract (W58RGZ-12-D-0212) for the overhaul of 250 each UH-60 Blackhawk main rotor blades. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order. This contract was a non-competitive acquisition with one bid solicited and one bid received. The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Sep-13

Prototype Engineering awarded $10M contract for UH-60 overhaul of Cylinder Assembly Actuators

Prototype Engineering awarded $10M contract for UH-60 overhaul of Cylinder Assembly Actuators

Prototype Engineering, Inc.*, Gardena, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, no option, non-multi-year contract with a cumulative maximum value of $10,059,040 for the maintenance and overhaul of Cylinder Assembly Actuators for the UH-60 A/L helicopter. Minimum quantity maintained is 540 each and maximum is 3,240 each.  Performance location and funding will be determined with each order…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Aug-13

Sikorsky provides component repair services to Brazilian Air Force

Sikorsky provides component repair services to Brazilian Air Force

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced its first-ever direct commercial repair agreement with the Brazilian Air Force in support of their UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. Through OEM access, the multi-year contract will streamline support services and will help enhance operational readiness for the H-60 helicopter fleet. The agreement includes shipment of aircraft components to Sikorsky-approved… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Aug-13

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05-Aug-13 Sikorsky HH-60 MCAS Hansen, Japan (1F)

HH-60 from MCAS Kadena crashed and caught fire near MCAS Hansen.  3 serious injuries and 1 fatal – named as Tech. Sgt. Mark A Smith

05-Aug-13

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Kratos wins US Army UH-60 EMS Crew Training System contracts for the US Army

Kratos wins US Army UH-60 EMS Crew Training System contracts for the US Army

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc.(Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today it has received a new multi-million dollar contract award to develop UH-60 Black Hawk MEDEVAC air crew training systems. Kratos will provide multiple simulated full-fidelity Medical Support Equipment Suite (MSES) trainers to teach Flight Medic students how to operate all on-board systems. The… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 01-Aug-13

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CPI Aero awarded five-year $47M contract for UH-60 fuel panel assemblies

CPI Aero awarded five-year $47M contract for UH-60 fuel panel assemblies

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero(R)) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Sikorsky) to manufacture fuel panel assemblies for the H-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). This long-term agreement is valued at approximately $47 million for a period… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 31-Jul-13

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Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Apologies that we missed this in advance, but it’s an anniversary to celebrate, so here it is… On Monday, July 15, executives and guests of Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will visit the NYSE to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company’s founding as the Sikorsky Aero Engineering… Read more »

Source: NYSE, 17-Jul-13

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Kentucky Guard breaks ground for new Army Aviation home

Kentucky Guard breaks ground for new Army Aviation home

The legacy of aviation in the Kentucky Army National Guard took another step forward as ground was broke for a new center for operations in Frankfort, Ky., July 12. Kentucky’s adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Edward Tonini and local officials of Frankfort broke ground for a new Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) at Boone National Guard… Read more »

Source: US Army, 15-Jul-13

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Raytheon awarded $9.6M contract for SH-60 IR turret repairs

Raytheon awarded $9.6M contract for SH-60 IR turret repairs

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded $9,618,024 for delivery order #7024 under a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N-00383-10-G-006D) for the repair of the H-60 multi-spectral targeting system forward looking infrared turrets.  Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas (5 percent) and Jacksonville Fla. (95 percent), and work is expected to be completed by… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 10-Jul-13

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Rotorcraft project earns research achievement honor

Rotorcraft project earns research achievement honor

Since its commission, the project has developed a comprehensive small- and full-scale autonomous helicopter research capability using unique in-house skills in helicopter guidance and flight control, robotics planning and scheduling, and emerging unmanned aircraft sensor technology. see full story

Source: Redstone Rocket, 08-Jul-13

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New Elko Airport director has plans for helicopter base

New Elko Airport director has plans for helicopter base

Newly appointed Airport Director Mark Gibbs’ second priority is to help establish an airport for the Nevada Air National Guard, which could be used to land military helicopters that frequently fly over Elko. see full story

03-Jul-13

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Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin Wins US Army Helicopter Maintenance Program

Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] received an aircraft maintenance and logistics contract with an initial funding value of $5 million from the U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., to provide field and sustainment-level maintenance for U.S. Army helicopters. Under the contract, Lockheed Martin will lead the Army’s Regional Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Central Operations at Fort… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 26-Jun-13

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Ducommun receives Flow-on Black Hawk contract

Ducommun receives Flow-on Black Hawk contract

Ducommun Incorporated today announced that it has received a multi-year contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to continue to produce electromechanical assemblies for various models of the UH-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter. Ducommun LaBarge Technologies will produce the electromechanical assemblies at its Huntsville, Ark., facility through 2017. “We’re very pleased to support Sikorsky in meeting its… Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 18-Jun-13

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Turkey’s Alp Aviation to provide warehousing and distribution of Sikorsky parts

Turkey’s Alp Aviation to provide warehousing and distribution of Sikorsky parts

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) announced today the signing of a spare partsdistribution agreement with AlpTeknik Havacılık AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alp Aviation based in Turkey’s capital city of Ankara. The agreement provides for in-country warehousing and distribution of spare parts in support of Turkey’s military and government agency rotary and fixed wing operators. SAS is the aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

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September launch for Sikorsky’s Training Academy in Oklahoma

September launch for Sikorsky’s Training Academy in Oklahoma

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced that the Sikorsky Training Academy (STA) – located in Altus, Okla., USA – will open on Sept. 6, 2013. The academy will provide advanced flight and maintenance training  and will initially focus on the needs of international military BLACK HAWK helicopter operators. SAS, the worldwide aftermarket business of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., implements… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-13

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11-Jun-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan

Australian special ops soldier injured in heavy landing .  5+ POB

11-Jun-13

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CAE breaks ground on new training centre in Brunei

CAE breaks ground on new training centre in Brunei

The Government of Brunei Darussalam, represented by the Ministry of Finance; the Brunei Economic Development Board (‘BEDB’) and CAE today held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially celebrate the construction of the new CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Rimba. The groundbreaking, marked by a ceremonial concrete pouring for the first footing, was attended by… Read more »

Source: CAE, 10-Jun-13

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FLIR Systems wins $23M US Coast Guard order

FLIR Systems wins $23M US Coast Guard order

FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has received an order to support the U.S. Coast Guard valued at $23 million. The order is for the Coast Guard’s Electro-Optical Sensor System (ESS) configuration of FLIR’s commercially developed military qualified Talon 9-inch stabilized multi-sensor gimbal system. The ESS systems will be deployed on the Coast Guard’s H-60 and H-65 helicopters. Work under this order is… Read more »

Source: FLIR Systems, 21-May-13

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Sikorsky awarded $11M contract for one UH-60M for Thailand

Sikorsky awarded $11M contract for one UH-60M for Thailand

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded an $11,377,277 modification (P00055), to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, foreign-military-sales contract (W58RGZ-12-C-0008), to procure one UH-60M aircraft and related equipment.  This FMS contract is in support of Thailand.  The cumulative total face value of this contract is $4,819,188,496.  Fiscal 2013 Procurement funds are being obligated on this award…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 09-May-13

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Turkey’s Aselsan secures Sikorsky helicopter subcontract

Turkey’s Aselsan secures Sikorsky helicopter subcontract

Turkish defence and electronics company Aselsan will supply parts and software for Sikorsky BlackHawk military helicopters in a deal that will guarantee the company around $100 million in orders annually for the next five to six years.(See Full Story)

Source: Reuters, 08-May-13

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Colorado National Guard to open new $39M training facility

Colorado National Guard to open new $39M training facility

The Colorado Army National Guard will cut the ribbon at a new state-of-the-art aviation training facility at the Eagle County Airport near Gypsum, Colo., April 26 at 10:30 a.m. The $39 million facility will be the new home of the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site. The project provided an immense economic benefit to… Read more »

Source: Colorado National Guard, 26-Apr-13

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Prototype Engineering awarded $10M Black Hawk overhaul work

Prototype Engineering awarded $10M Black Hawk overhaul work

Prototype Engineering Inc., Gardena, Calif., was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value of $10,736,912 for the overhaul services in support of the UH-60 Black Hawk. Work location and type of appropriation will be determined with each order. The bid was solicited through the Internet, with two bids received. The Army Contracting Command, Redstone… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Apr-13

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16-Apr-13 Sikorsky CH-53E Chelwon, Korea

US military aircraft during ongoing South Korea-US joint military exercises.  All occupants safe – reports currently vary between 12 and 21 occupants.  Aircraft completely destroyed in impact before fire set in.

16-Apr-13

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Donaldson delivers engine filters for US Army Black Hawks

Donaldson delivers engine filters for US Army Black Hawks

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), in March began delivering the next generation of filtration technology to protect engines on the U.S. Army’s H-60 BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet from contamination, performance degradation and failure. The next-generation technology replaces woven oil-coated filtration media with non-woven dry media using Donaldson’s proprietary… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Apr-13

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Breeze-Eastern secures $6M order for Advanced Rescue Hoists

Breeze-Eastern secures $6M order for Advanced Rescue Hoists

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced a $6 million, 59-unit order from the U.S. Army. The Army’s purchase of 59 HS-29900 High Performance Rescue Hoists will further enhance the medical evacuation and search and rescue capabilities of its BLACK HAWK helicopters. Deliveries are anticipated to… Read more »

Source: Breeze Eastern, 03-Apr-13

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01-Apr-13 FAC-4105 Sikorsky UH-60L Tabacal, Colombia

Precautionary landing due to engine problem en route Bucaramanga to Yopal

01-Apr-13

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Swedish Black Hawks head for Afghanistan

Swedish Black Hawks head for Afghanistan

Last week, the first two HKP 16 Black Hawks were airlifted from the Linköping Helicopter Base to to Camp Marmal in Afghanistan. This is done at the same time as the HKP 10B Super Pumas are making their last week in alert as medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) helicopters in Afghanistan. A total of four HKP 16… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 19-Mar-13

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11-Mar-13 Sikorsky UH-60 Daman district, Afghanistan (5F)

Helicopter went down during rain storm

11-Mar-13

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L-3 Aviation Products Selected for Sikorsky H-60 and S-70i

L-3 Aviation Products Selected for Sikorsky H-60 and S-70i

L-3 Aviation Products (AP) announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has selected the GH-3001™ Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS), Stormscope® WX-500 Lightning Detection System and PS-855 Emergency Power Supply (EPS) for its H-60 and S-70i™ helicopter platforms. This follow-on award is a five-year contract that spans from 2013 through 2017. The Sikorsky H-60 and S-70i… Read more »

Source: L-3 Aviation Products, 08-Mar-13

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15-Mar-13 Sikorsky MH-60R Chula Vista, US-California

Precautionary landing today at Terra Nova Park in Chula Vista.  No one was injured as a result of the landing and there was no damage to the aircraft.

05-Mar-13

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24-Feb-13 EJC-2154 Sikorsky UH-60L Vistahermosa, Colombia (4F)

Crashed and exploded (possibly due to a mine) while engaged with  FARC guerrillas

24-Feb-13

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Cold spray system wins environmental technology award

Cold spray system wins environmental technology award

A project involving the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s (ARL’s) cold spray technology was named one of six environment technology Projects of the Year, recognized for research and technology developments with significant benefits to the Department of Defense (DoD). The Supersonic Particle Deposition for Repair of Magnesium Aircraft Components project, led by Victor K. Champagne, Jr.,… Read more »

Source: US Army Research Lab, 03-Jan-13

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New research report issued on Sikorsky

New research report issued on Sikorsky

Research & Markets has announced the addition of the “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Key Business & Growth Strategies, Plans, SWOT, Trends & Outlook for 2013” company profile to their offering. “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation – Key Business & Growth Strategies, Plans, SWOT, Trends & Outlook for 2013” This comprehensive report on Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation will provide & will… Read more »

Source: Research & Markets, 03-Jan-13

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16-Dec-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Winner, US-South Dakota

Main rotor blade struck an airport hangar while taxing.

16-Dec-12

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15-Dec-12 FAC-4130 Sikorsky UH-60L Providencia, Colombia

Emergency landing into trees.  Three injuries reported

15-Dec-12

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Sikorsky awarded $282M H-60 weapon system contract

Sikorsky awarded $282M H-60 weapon system contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $282,236,176 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the services and parts in support of the H-60 weapon system.  Work will be performed in Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2013.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Dec-12

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12-Dec-12 Sikorsky MH-60R North Island NAS, US-California

Heavy landing, all 4 POB hospitalized, post crash fire, live ammunition on board

12-Dec-12

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US Army Black Hawk flies autonomously over California

US Army Black Hawk flies autonomously over California

Over the skies east of San Jose, a Black Hawk helicopter was seen flying low and slow Nov. 5. There were pilots aboard the aircraft, but all maneuvers during this flight were being conducted autonomously. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Aviation and Missile Center successfully demonstrated low-level autonomous behaviors in a flight… Read more »

Source: US Army, 06-Dec-12

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AAR wins UH-60 parts contract

AAR wins UH-60 parts contract

AAR (NYSE: AIR) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to provide parts and logistics services for U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopters. AAR’s Defense Systems and Logistics division will supply Hamilton Sundstrand parts for U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter Auxiliary Power Units (APUs). The contract has an initial one-year… Read more »

Source: AAR, 04-Dec-12

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Rockwell Collins awarded $80M for UH-60 avionics work

Rockwell Collins awarded $80M for UH-60 avionics work

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $79,999,747 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.  The award will provide for the UH-60 Aircraft Avionics and Training Device Support Services.  Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2015.  One bid was solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 04-Dec-12

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SAIC Awarded $41M for helicopter crew member simulators

SAIC Awarded $41M for helicopter crew member simulators

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAI) today announced that it was awarded a prime contract by the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to integrate, test, and deliver 11 additional integrated crew member simulators for CH-47 and UH-60 helicopters under the Non-rated Crew Member Manned Module (NCM3) program. The follow-on single-award… Read more »

Source: SAIC, 13-Nov-12

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10-Nov-12 Sikorsky S70 Bilgili, Turkey (17F)

Controlled flight into terrain in poor visibility.  All 17 aboard killed

10-Nov-12

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L-3 Communications Vertex awarded $28M more for maintenance at NAS Fallon

L-3 Communications Vertex awarded $28M more for maintenance at NAS Fallon

L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace L.L.C., Madison, Miss., is being awarded a $28,363,341 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-D-0007) to exercise an option for organizational, selected intermediate and limited depot level maintenance for F-16, F-18, H-60 and E-2C aircraft operated by the adversary squadrons based at Naval Air Station, Fallon, Nev.  Work will be… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-12

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Sikorsky awarded $14M contract for H-53, H-60 work

Sikorsky awarded $14M contract for H-53, H-60 work

Sikorsky Support Services Inc., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $14,445,433 cost-plus-fixed-fee indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for contractor field services (CFS) in support of the contractor engineering technical services program for H-53, H-60 helicopters and associated systems.  CFS technical services will provide aviation core disciplines including:  Airframe, Electrical, and Logistics Support Representatives.  Services will include on-and-… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 05-Nov-12

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Sikorsky continues to expand its capabilities in Colombia

Sikorsky continues to expand its capabilities in Colombia

Sikorsky Aircraft today announced it has expanded its support of the Colombia Armed Forces BLACK HAWK helicopter fleet by opening an office in Bogota, Colombia. In addition, Sikorsky will open South America’s first BLACK HAWK helicopter training center in Melgar, Colombia, in early 2013. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The new office… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 02-Nov-12

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US Army becomes first customer for Saab head-up display

US Army becomes first customer for Saab head-up display

Defence and security company Saab has received the first order for its HUD-system following flight evaluations by the US Army Aviation end customer with the system installed on a Blackhawk helicopter. Saab secured the order in cooperation with the contract prime, BAE Systems Inc. for the U.S. Army Night Vision and Electronic Sensors Directorate (NVESD)… Read more »

Source: Saab, 01-Nov-12

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Wyle wins $3M Black Hawk testing contract

Wyle wins $3M Black Hawk testing contract

Wyle has been awarded a $3 million, three-year contract to provide qualification testing for the U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter, subsystems and components. The testing will also apply to commercial variants of the Blackhawk used by the FBI, fire fighting agencies and other organizations. These tests are designed to improve the reliability of installed modifications to the UH-60 helicopter, reduce… Read more »

Source: Wyle, 31-Oct-12

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Honeywell’s Spectra Shield® ballistic material selected for US Army helicopters

Honeywell’s Spectra Shield® ballistic material selected for US Army helicopters

Honeywell announced that its Spectra Shield® ballistic material will be used to improve armor protection on U.S. Army helicopters. The Protective Group, Inc. (TPG), a leading developer and integrator of lightweight composite armor for military aircraft, is incorporating Spectra Shield material into armor upgrades for U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. “Spectra Shield… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 29-Oct-12

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25-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60T Cedar Rapids, US-Iowa

Helicopter grounded at Rockwell Collins facility after reported wiring issue that caused hydraulic problems.

25-Oct-12

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Rockwell-Collins awarded $17M contract for Nav/Comm repairs

Rockwell-Collins awarded $17M contract for Nav/Comm repairs

Rockwell-Collins Inc., Government Systems Division, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $17,172,085 requirements contract for the repair of navigational and communication components for the E2C, EA-6B, F/A-18, P-3, H-1, H-46, H45-D aircraft, and the H53 and H60 helicopters.  Work will be performed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (80 percent) and Atlanta, Ga., (20 percent), and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Oct-12

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11-Oct-12 Sikorsky S70 Diyarbakir, Turkey (1F)

Hit wires on take-off.  1 killed, 8 injured

11-Oct-12

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11-Oct-12 Sikorsky MH-60J Low Cape, US-Alaska

Emergency landing made on beach during SAR operation

11-Oct-12

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ETC announces MOU with Sikorsky to examine UH-60 training support in Europe

ETC announces MOU with Sikorsky to examine UH-60 training support in Europe

ETC (www.etcusa.com) announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between its Polish subsidiary ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries Ltd. (ETC-PZL) (www.http://www.ai.com.pl/) with Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS). The MOU will examine how ETC-PZL can best provide aircrew training systems and maintenance support in the case that Poland’s Ministry of Defence should acquire Polish-built S-70i(TM) BLACK… Read more »

Source: ETC, 09-Oct-12

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Simmonds Precision Products awarded $32M contract for Black Hawk actuators

Simmonds Precision Products awarded $32M contract for Black Hawk actuators

Simmonds Precision Products, Vergennes, Vt., was awarded a $32,728,880 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of electro-mechanical actuators for the Black Hawk helicopter.  Work location will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2016.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received.  The… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Oct-12

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Sikorsky awarded $16M contract for Black Hawk transmissions

Sikorsky awarded $16M contract for Black Hawk transmissions

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $16,321,909 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure transmissions for the Black Hawk helicopter.  Work will be performed in Stratford, with an estimated completion date of April 30, 2015.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Oct-12

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Breeze-Eastern wins multi-year award to supply mission critical equipment for H-60s

Breeze-Eastern wins multi-year award to supply mission critical equipment for H-60s

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to supply cargo hooks, electric rescue hoists and RAST (Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse) probes for U.S. Army UH/HH-60M BLACK HAWK and U.S. Navy MH-60S and MH-60R Naval Hawk™ helicopters. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 08-Oct-12

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Woodward Inc awarded $18M for UH-60 fuel control

Woodward Inc awarded $18M for UH-60 fuel control

Woodward Inc., Loves Park, Ill., was awarded an $18,245,835 firm-fixed-price contract. The award will provide for the procurement of the fuel control applicable to the UH-60 helicopter.  Work will be performed in Loves Park, Ill., with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2017.  Two bids were solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Oct-12

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Sikorsky awarded $42M contract for rotor blade upgrade/overhaul work

Sikorsky awarded $42M contract for rotor blade upgrade/overhaul work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $42,019,356 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the upgrade and overhaul services of the main rotor blade. Work will be performed in Shelton, Conn., with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2015.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received.  The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 07-Oct-12

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Congressman Tom Reed presses Sikorsky on factory closure

Congressman Tom Reed presses Sikorsky on factory closure

Congressman Tom Reed is pressing Sikorsky leadership to provide details about the closing and future of affected workers as a result of last week’s decision to shut down its operations in Big Flats.  “I have talked with many  affected workers since the announcement,” Reed said. “They are understandably anxious and deserve answers.” Reed has  spoken… Read more »

Source: Congressman Tom Reed, 03-Oct-12

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Sikorsky awarded $44M UH-60 gearbox contract

Sikorsky awarded $44M UH-60 gearbox contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $44,457,596 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of the gearbox accessory in support of the UH-60.  Work will be performed in Stratford, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 25, 2012.  Two bids were solicited, with one bid received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-12

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Sikorsky awarded contract to enhance Black Hawk capabilities

Sikorsky awarded contract to enhance Black Hawk capabilities

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the award of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD) contract from the U.S. Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD). This program will build upon and improve the BLACK HAWK platform’s already high operational durability and survivability by developing and integrating a suite of advanced new technologies and establishing their benefits… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Sep-12

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CPI Aero signs long term Black Hawk gunner window assemblies contract

CPI Aero signs long term Black Hawk gunner window assemblies contract

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT: CVU) announced today that it has received a long term agreement from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.to manufacture gunner window assemblies for the BLACK HAWK helicopter for a period of five years. The windows are of two-piece construction located just behind the pilot seat on each side of the aircraft. They slide… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 13-Sep-12

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Sikorsky and ETC-PZL sign MOU to examine Black Hawk training support

Sikorsky and ETC-PZL sign MOU to examine Black Hawk training support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) and PZL Mielec announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries Ltd. (ETC-PZL), the Polish subsidiary of Environmental Tectonics Corporation. The MOU will examine how ETC-PZL could provide aircrew and maintenance training should Poland’s Ministry of Defence acquire Polish-built S-70i&â„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopters for its… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Sep-12

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Sikorsky and WCBKT talking about Black Hawk ground support equipment

Sikorsky and WCBKT talking about Black Hawk ground support equipment

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) and PZL Mielec – Polish manufacturer of the S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopter – announced today the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Wojskowe Centralne Biuro Konstrukcyjno – Technologiczne (WCBKT) to explore how WCBKT could supply Ground Support Equipment to sustain a fleet of S-70iâ„¢ helicopters in Poland. Any future… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Sep-12

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Sikorsky and WZL-1 sign LOI to discuss regional Black Hawk support

Sikorsky and WZL-1 sign LOI to discuss regional Black Hawk support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) and PZL Mielec – manufacturer of S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopters in Poland announced today they have signed a Letter of Intent with Poland’s principal maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) company Wojskowe Zaklady Lotnicze NR 1 S.A. (WZL 1). The agreement relates to a Polish Government decision to procure up to 26… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Sep-12

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Sabreliner Corp delivers UH-60 to Bahraini military

Sabreliner Corp delivers UH-60 to Bahraini military

Representatives of Sabreliner Corporation recently traveled to Bahrain for the delivery ceremony of a fully-customized Sikorsky UH-60 VIP Black Hawk Helicopter.  The helicopter will be used by the Royal Bahraini Air Force in a variety of missions including transporting heads of state. Those who attended the delivery ceremony from Sabreliner included Susan Aselage, Vice Chairman,… Read more »

Source: Sabreliner Corp, 11-Sep-12

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Polish Army plans purchase of 26 helicopters

Polish Army plans purchase of 26 helicopters

The Polish army is planning to strengthen its aviation capabilities by purchasing 26 helicopters for the price of zł.3 billion (approx $900M). The tender for the new helicopters will be held this autumn. (see full article)

Source: Warsaw Business Journal, 03-Sep-12

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30-Aug-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Hanover, US-Virginia

Force landing in corn field.  No apparent damage.

30-Aug-12

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Breeze-Eastern awarded $8.2M contract for UH-60 winch overhaul work

Breeze-Eastern awarded $8.2M contract for UH-60 winch overhaul work

Breeze-Eastern, Whippany, N.J., was awarded an $8,228,539 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the overhaul services of a winch in support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.  Work will be performed in Whippany, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2017.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received.  The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Aug-12

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Norway may buy Seahawks instead of NH90s

Norway may buy Seahawks instead of NH90s

Norway’s military may buy Seahawk if the NH90s it ordered seven years ago are not delivered by the end of the year, the defence minister said on Thursday.  (see full story)

17-Aug-12

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