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Idaho Army National Guard completes UH-60M transition

Idaho Army National Guard completes UH-60M transition

20-Jan-2022Source: Idaho National Guard

With the arrival of its final two new UH-60M Black Hawks Sunday, the Idaho Army National Guard’s 1-183rd Assault Helicopter Battalion has completely modernize its previous fleet of A/L models to the Army’s most technologically advance multi-role helicopter. “It’s a reflection of the quality and relevancy of the Idaho Army National Guard,” said Brig. Gen.... Read more

Life Flight Network to add helicopter base in Idaho

Life Flight Network to add helicopter base in Idaho

20-Jan-2022Source: Life Flight Network

Life Flight Network, the nation’s largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, announced the addition of a helicopter critical care transport base in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This new service will augment existing helicopter and fixed-wing services in north-central Idaho, eastern Washington, and western Montana. The new helicopter base, slated to open this spring, will serve as a... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $1.6 billion five-year V-22 component contract

Bell Boeing awarded $1.6 billion five-year V-22 component contract

19-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, California, Maryland, is awarded a not-to-exceed $1,643,701,284 firm-fixed-price, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the repair, replacement, required availability, configuration management, and inventory management for supply support for 228 MV-22B (Marine); CMV-22 (Navy); and CV-22 (Air Force) Osprey aircraft components. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options.... Read more

FAA Seeks comments Updates to Airport Noise Control

FAA Seeks comments Updates to Airport Noise Control

19-Jan-2022Source: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) invites the aviation industry and the public to comment on a planned update to guidance for evaluating noise and land use around airports. The agency will consider comments received as it prepares to update the Noise Control and Compatibility Planning for Airports advisory circular, AC 150/5020-1. The advisory circular provides... Read more

HAI warns of 5G potentially grounding helicopters across the US

HAI warns of 5G potentially grounding helicopters across the US

17-Jan-2022Source: HAI

The nation’s helicopter fleet, including airborne law enforcement and air ambulance services, faces the imminent likelihood of being grounded next week when Verizon Communications and AT&T plan to activate new 5G communication towers across the United States. The potential grounding results from an unprecedented number of Notices to Air Missions (NOTAMs) issued by the FAA... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Law Enforcement Award Recipient

14-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Michigan State Police Aviation Unit Sgt. Matt Rogers is the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. This award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual who has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. It will... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Humanitarian Service Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Humanitarian Service Award Recipient

14-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce MD Helicopters is the 2022 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or people who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those... Read more

ASU Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

ASU Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

14-Jan-2022Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company launched a new Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) preparation course to help students prepare and test for their FAA Certification. ASU’s new accelerated program is located at the new ASU Academy near the Boise Airport at 3559 W. Wright St., Boise, Idaho. The three-week course... Read more

Mercy Flights new purchase to service Southern Oregon and Northern California

Mercy Flights new purchase to service Southern Oregon and Northern California

14-Jan-2022Source: Mercy Flights

Mercy Flights leadership announced the purchase of new helicopter this week to support the growing medical transportation needs in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The new Bell 407 GXi aircraft is scheduled to arrive at the Mercy Flights headquarters in Medford during the second week of January and will begin transporting patients by the beginning... Read more

Raytheon awarded $8.6M contract modification for CH-53K night vision work

Raytheon awarded $8.6M contract modification for CH-53K night vision work

14-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded an $8,638,884 modification (P00002) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This modification exercises an option to procure nine Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 Forward Looking Infrared kits for Lot 6 CH-53K production aircraft. Work will be performed in McKinney, Texas, and is... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Safety Award Recipient

13-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022... Read more

HUMS supplier GPMS receives more venture capital

HUMS supplier GPMS receives more venture capital

13-Jan-2022Source: GPMS

GPMS International, Inc. announced an investment by New York-based Hearst Ventures for its Series A-1 round.  DiamondStream Partners, who led the Series A round in February 2021, also participated. The company raised $7.3 million in the two rounds. GPMS has developed proprietary technology that’s key to effectively detect faults on complex machines. Its product, Foresight... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $30M for CH-53K Data Concentrator Unit and Blade Fold work

Sikorsky awarded $30M for CH-53K Data Concentrator Unit and Blade Fold work

13-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $30,506,177 undefinitized cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F1147) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering efforts for the integration, testing, and qualification of the re-designed Data Concentrator Unit (DCU) and Blade Fold Distributor (BFD) units that will mitigate component... Read more

Republic Airways orders up to 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft

Republic Airways orders up to 200 Eve eVTOL aircraft

13-Jan-2022Source: Eve Urban Air Mobility

Eve Air Mobility, an Embraer company, and Republic Airways Holdings Inc, announced today a Memorandum of Understanding and Letter of Intent to purchase up to 200 of Eve’s electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL) to explore additional opportunities within its subsidiaries, such as LIFT Academy,  that are focused on workforce development initiatives and the... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M modification for training device work on UH-1Y and AH-1Z

Northrop Grumman awarded $24M modification for training device work on UH-1Y and AH-1Z

12-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $24,320,573 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded firm-price-incentive-fee contract (N0001921C0073). This modification exercises options to procure 25 Link 16 production B kits, three Link 16 B kit spares, and two Link 16 flight training device B kits in support of UH-1Y and AH-1Z Helicopter modification... Read more

HAI Announces 2022 Land & LIVE Award Recipient

HAI Announces 2022 Land & LIVE Award Recipient

11-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne as the first recipient of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award recognizes aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and coordinated actions by flight crews that result in the decision to terminate... Read more

Joby Increases Flight Test Capacity in Support of FAA Certification Goal

Joby Increases Flight Test Capacity in Support of FAA Certification Goal

10-Jan-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today confirmed it received FAA Special Airworthiness Certification and US Air Force Airworthiness Approval for a second pre-production prototype aircraft in December 2021, as expected. The first pre-production prototype generated 65 terabytes of test data in 2021, flying more than 5,300... Read more

NASA Selects Four University Teams for Aviation Projects

NASA Selects Four University Teams for Aviation Projects

7-Jan-2022Source: NASA

NASA’s research focus on sustainable aviation will get some big help from teams of university faculty and students recently selected to participate in the agency’s University Leadership Initiative (ULI). ULI gives the academic community an opportunity to support NASA’s aeronautical research goals and provide students with valuable experience in solving real-world technical challenges. “Aviation of... Read more

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

Bell 429 Surpasses 500,000 Global Fleet Hours

7-Jan-2022Source: Bell

Starting off the year at Bell with a major milestone, the Bell 429 surpassed 500,000 global fleet hours and continues to showcase its versatility throughout corporate, HEMS, law enforcement and utility missions. Today, more than 400 Bell 429 aircraft serve an array of customers, offering operators large cabins, intuitive displays and excellent performance. The twin-engine... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $102M contract for Apache target and night vision systems

Lockheed Martin awarded $102M contract for Apache target and night vision systems

5-Jan-2022Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp. Missiles and Fire Control, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $102,389,630 firm-fixed-price contract for production and delivery of hardware components and spares of the Apache Attack Helicopter Modernized Target Acquisition Designation/Pilot Night Vision Sensor System. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each... Read more

Bell delivers huey II to Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bell delivers huey II to Bosnia and Herzegovina

22-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of four Bell Huey II aircraft to the Armed Forces of Bosnia and Herzegovina (AFBiH) on Dec. 4. The aircraft are part of an Foreign Military Sale signed in December 2019. The Huey II worldwide fleet of more than 300 aircraft have a... Read more

Bristow Gulf of Mexico SAR team passes 1,000 missions milestone

Bristow Gulf of Mexico SAR team passes 1,000 missions milestone

21-Dec-2021Source: Bristow

Through the ongoing pandemic and an exceptionally active hurricane season, Bristow’s Gulf of Mexico search and rescue (SAR) team has remained at the ready to assist customers in the Gulf of Mexico. The team reached 1,000 missions for the year on November 8, 2021. Operations for 2021 far exceed pre-pandemic missions. In 2018, they flew... Read more

Bell Boeing swarded $18M contract modification for V-22 support

Bell Boeing swarded $18M contract modification for V-22 support

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a not-to-exceed $18,000,000 modification (P00012) to a previously awarded, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001918D0103). This modification exercises an option to provide systems integration, technical analysis, and engineering support for the V-22 aircraft. Work will be performed Fort Worth, Texas (50%); and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (50%), and is expected... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $9M contract for V-22 harnesses

Bell Boeing awarded $9M contract for V-22 harnesses

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $9,301,749 modification (P00004) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0090) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises an option to procure 68 Conversion Area Harness (CAH) base kits, 53 CAH supplemental kits, two hardware kits and two consumable kits in support of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $16M for VH-3D and VH-60N support

Sikorsky awarded $16M for VH-3D and VH-60N support

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $16,253,510 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable modification (P00003) to an order (N0001920F0024) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises options to provide the following support services: test support; on-site technical and logistics support, to include incorporation of technical directives; sustainment... Read more

L3Harris awarded $45M contract to integrate HF radio into MH-47 and MH-60

L3Harris awarded $45M contract to integrate HF radio into MH-47 and MH-60

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

L3Harris Technologies Inc., Rochester, New York, was awarded a $45,840,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, and firm-fixed-price contract (H9224122D0003) for development to integrate the AN/PRC-160 high frequency manpack radio in the MH-47 and MH-60 aircraft. Fiscal 2021 procurement funds in the amount of $6,250,000 for Aircraft Interface Backplane production and software modifications are being obligated at the time... Read more

Bell awarded $21M order for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support work

Bell awarded $21M order for UH-1Y and AH-1Z support work

21-Dec-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $21,608,360 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001922F0974) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0012).  This order provides engineering and logistics support, to include support for AH-1Z production aircraft and sustainment efforts for UH-1Y and AH-1Z aircraft for the Marine Corps; support for AH-1Z production aircraft for the government... 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

S&K Aerospace awarded $44M US Army helicopter parts contract

S&K Aerospace awarded $44M US Army helicopter parts contract

20-Dec-2021Source: S&K Aerospace

The U.S. Army has selected S&K Aerospace, LLC (SKA) as one of four contractors for a multimillion-dollar, multiple-award, delivery order contract. The contract is for Third-Party Logistics (3PL) support of aircraft parts for various non-standard rotary wing platforms. The contract was awarded by the U.S. Army Contracting Command located at the Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville,... Read more

NBAA calls on FAA to mitigate Santa Clara County’s decision to ban 100LL fuel

NBAA calls on FAA to mitigate Santa Clara County’s decision to ban 100LL fuel

16-Dec-2021Source: NBAA

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and several other industry groups urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to take action regarding Santa Clara County’s rushed decision to ban the sale of 100LL as of Jan. 1, 2022. In a letter to FAA Administrator Stephen Dickson, the organizations called on the agency to use its “aviation... Read more

FAA Awards Research Grants to Build Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chains

FAA Awards Research Grants to Build Sustainable Aviation Fuel Supply Chains

16-Dec-2021Source: FAA

The U.S. Transportation Department’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is tapping some of the nation’s top research institutions to build sustainable aviation fuel supply chains in different regions across the United States. More than $1.4 million will go to five universities to undertake the research.  Since 2014, the FAA has invested more than $13 million in... Read more

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

Bell Signs Contract to Build Flight Training Devices for the Czech Republic

14-Dec-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a contract with the U.S. Government to build the AH-1Z Flight Training Device for the Czech Republic’s new helicopter fleet. The delivery of training devices will play a key role integrating new H-1 helicopters into the Czech Air Force. The Flight Training Device (FTD)... Read more

Helicopter Maritime Strike HSM-78 Conducts Airborne Change of Command

Helicopter Maritime Strike HSM-78 Conducts Airborne Change of Command

10-Dec-2021Source: US Navy

The “Blue Hawks” of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) 78 welcomed a new commanding officer, Cmdr. Justin Eckhoff, a native of Wilbraham, Mass., as he relieved Cmdr. Jeremiah Ragadio, a native of San Francisco, during a change of command fly-over of USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), Nov. 29. Ragadio assumed command of the “Blue Hawks” in... Read more

Acadian Air Med Marks 40 Years in Operation

Acadian Air Med Marks 40 Years in Operation

10-Dec-2021Source: Acadian Air Med

Acadian Air Med, a division of Acadian Ambulance Service, is marking 40 years in operation in 2021. From its early days, Acadian Ambulance’s ground operations worked in tandem with air ambulances. In 1976, Acadian partnered with the U.S.’ Military Assistance to Safety and Traffic (MAST) helicopter ambulance program. The success of MAST led to the... Read more

Wisk Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Industry Leaders

Wisk Expands Leadership Team with Addition of Industry Leaders

9-Dec-2021Source: Wisk Aero

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., expands its Executive Leadership Team with the addition of Sebastien Vigneron as Senior Vice President of Engineering and Programs and Ricky Robinson as Chief People Officer. The additions highlight Wisk’s growth trajectory and add... Read more

Thales Acquires Moog’s Navigation Aids Business

Thales Acquires Moog’s Navigation Aids Business

9-Dec-2021Source: Thales

Thales has acquired the Moog ground-based navigation aids business located in Salt Lake City, Utah, enabling it to provide a more comprehensive navigation aid offering to its customers worldwide. The acquisition was completed after Thales received the required regulatory approvals in October 2021. Both Thales and Moog have recognized histories and deployments in the United... Read more

Leading US Utility Operator adds Axnes PNG Wireless Intercomm

Leading US Utility Operator adds Axnes PNG Wireless Intercomm

9-Dec-2021Source: Axnes

Mission Wireless Intercom innovator Axnes announced today that they have partnered with San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E®), a premier organization in the US Energy sector that has identified safety as their top priority.  They’ve recently entered a business relationship with Axnes to use the Axnes PNG Wireless ICS (WICS) extension system for their utility... Read more

Former NATCA President joins Joby Aviation board

Former NATCA President joins Joby Aviation board

7-Dec-2021Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation (NYSE: JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the appointment of Paul Rinaldi, former President of the National Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (NATCA), to its Advisory Board. Rinaldi was president of NATCA from 2009-2021, the longest-serving elected leader in the organization’s history.... Read more

Alaska tour operator reports 250% surge in business compared to 2019

Alaska tour operator reports 250% surge in business compared to 2019

7-Dec-2021Source: Business Insider

The pandemic wrecked the tourism industry in the northern-most US state of Alaska, but it’s seeing a speedy recovery with one tourism company more than doubling its 2019 sales this year. Anchorage-based Alaska Helicopter Tours is a flightseeing company that flies adventurous customers across the beautiful state, offering aerial views of places like Denali National... Read more

US Marines test joint air-to-ground missile at Eglin

US Marines test joint air-to-ground missile at Eglin

7-Dec-2021Source: US Air Force

Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron One Marines conducted an operational test and evaluation of the joint air-to-ground missile, Nov. 3-7 here. Unit testers fired the weapon from an AH-1Z Viper helicopter.  The JAGM evaluation was to determine its suitability and effectiveness to support expeditionary advanced base operations, such as conducting sea denial operations within... Read more

US and Japan conduct joint mine warfare exercise

US and Japan conduct joint mine warfare exercise

3-Dec-2021Source: US Navy

The U.S. Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), conducted Mine Warfare Exercise (MIWEX) 3JA 2021 off the coast of southeastern Japan. MIWEX 3JA is part of an annual series of exercises between the U.S. Navy and JMSDF designed to increase proficiency in mine countermeasure operations between the two forces. During the six-day, participants work... Read more

Aviation association honors Apache helicopter team

Aviation association honors Apache helicopter team

2-Dec-2021Source: US Army

Several members of the Program Executive Office for Aviation were recognized at this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Joseph P. Cribbins symposium Nov. 16 at the Von Braun Center. The Apache New Equipment Training received the Army Aviation Materiel Readiness Award for a Contribution by an Industry Team, while Kevin Belden received the award... Read more

US Army Purchases 15 Vita Rescue Systems from Vita Inclinata

US Army Purchases 15 Vita Rescue Systems from Vita Inclinata

2-Dec-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of helicopter and crane load stabilization and precision hardware, today announced the U.S. Army recently procured 15 Vita Rescue Systems (VRS-LAs) to be evaluated for operational effectiveness and suitability. For approximately one and a half years, Vita worked diligently with support from ADS to make the Vita Rescue System... Read more

Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office employs small businesses, enhancing readiness

Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office employs small businesses, enhancing readiness

1-Dec-2021Source: NAVAIR

The Navy’s Security Cooperation Programs Office (SCPO) recently awarded a contract to small business industry partner Tyonek Services Group, an Alaskan Native corporation (Tyonek), for aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) and training in support of the unique requirements of our international partners. The program office and its International Sustainment Center provide product support and sustainment... 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

Sikorsky awarded $11M to modify VH-92s for shipboard operations

Sikorsky awarded $11M to modify VH-92s for shipboard operations

30-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $11,775,696 modification (P00003) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0109) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering analysis in support of Federal Aviation Administration airworthiness certification efforts to enable VH-92A shipboard operations. Additionally, this modification provides... Read more

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

US and International Crew Members Utilize Flight Simulators in Germany

26-Nov-2021Source: US Army

Repetition is important if you want to be good at a certain task. For some, that may require traveling to another country to receive specialized training. Such is the case at the flight simulator facilities located at Storck Barracks in Illesheim, Germany, where rated (pilots) and non-rated (mechanics, etc.) crew members throughout Europe can come... Read more

FRCE’s H-53 line ends fiscal year with strong push

FRCE’s H-53 line ends fiscal year with strong push

24-Nov-2021Source: NAVAIR

A Vietnam-era aircraft platform facing a challenging supply posture seems an unlikely candidate for an underdog victory story. But that’s just what happened when Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) artisans made a hard push to the finish line to complete and return to the fleet two H-53 heavy-lift helicopters – each having seen various stages... Read more

UH-60V a major upgrade over previous variants

UH-60V a major upgrade over previous variants

22-Nov-2021Source: US National Guard

On the outside, the new UH-60V Black Hawk helicopters look nearly identical to previous variants of the UH-60. It’s what’s on the inside that sets them apart. The UH-60V – referred to as the “Victor” – was developed with a focus to overhaul the aging UH-60A and L fleets. The new model has several technological... 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

US Army vessels and USAF helicopters conduct joint training off Japanese coast

US Army vessels and USAF helicopters conduct joint training off Japanese coast

22-Nov-2021Source: US Air Force

United States Army Vessel crews and Air Force Rescue Squadrons conducted a joint medical evacuation training exercise off the coast of Okinawa, Japan, Nov. 10. The exercise, which included coordination between United States Army Vessel Landing Craft crews of Landing Craft Utility 2020 (Fort McHenry) and 2009 (Calaboza), the 10th Support Group, and Airmen from... Read more

Crew Training International awarded $9M training contract for Bahrain AH-1Z program

Crew Training International awarded $9M training contract for Bahrain AH-1Z program

19-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Crew Training International Inc., Memphis, Tennessee, is awarded a not-to-exceed $9,704,317 firm-fixed-price undefinitized contract. This contract provides in-country pilot and maintainer training, as well as aircraft maintenance for the AH-1Z program in support of the government of Bahrain. Work will be performed in Sakhir, Bahrain, and is expected to be completed in November 2024. Foreign... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $71M for CV-22 Nacelle improvement kits

Bell-Boeing awarded $71M for CV-22 Nacelle improvement kits

19-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $71,925,870 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price-incentive-firm-target modification (P00003) to an order (N0001921F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises options to procure 15 Nacelle improvements kits, rotatable pool components and interim spares. Additionally, this modification provides for the installation of eight kits in... Read more

Sikorsky awrded another $8M for CH-53K tooling

Sikorsky awrded another $8M for CH-53K tooling

19-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $8,069,745 firm-fixed-price modification (P00060) to a previously awarded contract (N0001916C0048). This modification exercises an option to provide for the production and delivery of CH-53K tooling and supplier rate tooling, as well as management through final acceptance, ensuring the program can meet aircraft production... Read more

LAZ Parking and Skyports develop Air Taxi Vertiports in Los Angeles

LAZ Parking and Skyports develop Air Taxi Vertiports in Los Angeles

19-Nov-2021Source: Skyports

Skyports, the world’s leading vertiport designer, builder and operator, and LAZ Parking, one of the largest parking companies in the United States, announced a partnership agreement today to develop and deploy vertiports for electric air taxis in Los Angeles. Vertiports are dedicated sites that enable take-off, landing and recharging of the electric aircraft. Through the... Read more

AAMS sues US Government over rules favoring insurers

AAMS sues US Government over rules favoring insurers

18-Nov-2021Source: AAMS

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) has filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging interim final regulations (IFRs) implementing the No Surprises Act. AAMS continues to support the goals of the No Surprises Act, including the removal of patients from the middle of billing disputes between air ambulance providers and their patients’ insurers. One... Read more

HAI and NGFT Release New Flight Risk Assessment Tool

HAI and NGFT Release New Flight Risk Assessment Tool

18-Nov-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International and Swiss-based aviation software and training provider NGFT Solutions are pleased to announce the soft release of a set of tools produced to assist rotorcraft professionals in evaluating risks during flights or in the workplace. The Flight Risk Assessment Tool (FRAT) currently features an easy-to-use question-and-answer format, giving crews a common understanding... Read more

Wisk Publicly Displays eVTOL Aircraft for the First Time

Wisk Publicly Displays eVTOL Aircraft for the First Time

17-Nov-2021Source: Wisk

Wisk, the U.S. leader in autonomous advanced air mobility (AAM) flight, will be displaying its fifth generation, self-flying, electric vertical take off and landing (eVTOL) air taxi during CoMotion LA (Nov. 16 – 18). Wisk’s Chief Marketing Officer, Becky Tanner, will also be presenting a keynote, entitled “Those Who Leap.” The keynote, taking place on... Read more

GPMS Showcases Foresight MX at HAI Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference 2021

GPMS Showcases Foresight MX at HAI Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference 2021

17-Nov-2021Source: GPMS

GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring, announced today that it will showcase its Foresight MX system at the HAI Aerial Firefighting Safety Conference in Boise, Idaho. Foresight MX is a lightweight, modern system that meets and exceeds the new HUMS requirements for Type 1, 2 and 3 aircraft that the U.S.... Read more

Texas Aerospace Technologies partners with AEM Corp

Texas Aerospace Technologies partners with AEM Corp

16-Nov-2021Source: Texas Aerospace Technologies

TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, is pleased to announce our partnership with AEM Corporation to assist in the sales and marketing of their industry leading line up of products including LS/LSA/LSC loudspeaker and audio accessories, master caution panels, and their newly acquired lineup of digital audio systems and avionics consoles. Texas... Read more

Raytheon awarded $8M contract for repair of H-60 turret and sensor-sights

Raytheon awarded $8M contract for repair of H-60 turret and sensor-sights

16-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded an $8,784,649 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-22-F-U202) under a previously awarded long-term contract (N00383-19-D-U201) for the repair of the turret and sensor-sight in support of the H-60 aircraft. The current delivery order will exceed the original contract total estimated value of $58,777,194. This delivery order brings the new total amount... Read more

600 hours of aerial footage leaked from Dallas Police

600 hours of aerial footage leaked from Dallas Police

16-Nov-2021Source: Info Security Magazine

Video apparently stolen from American law enforcement agencies in Texas and Georgia has been leaked online by transparency collective Distributed Denial of Secrets (DDoSecrets). The collective shared 1.9TB of data it says consists of 600 hours of aerial surveillance footage taken by police helicopters in and around Dallas, Texas, and Atlanta, Georgia. See Full Story. ... Read more

Llamas Plastics awarded $14M contract for V-22 windscreens

Llamas Plastics awarded $14M contract for V-22 windscreens

16-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Llamas Plastics Inc., Sylmar, California, has been awarded a maximum $14,234,230 firm-fixed-price, long-term contract for V-22 windscreens. This was a competitive acquisition with two responses received. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance is California, with an Oct. 28, 2026, performance completion date. Using military service is Navy. Type of... Read more

Kampi awarded $9M contract for Apache hose assemblies

Kampi awarded $9M contract for Apache hose assemblies

16-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Kampi Components Co., Inc., Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, has been awarded a maximum $9,672,817 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for hose assemblies supporting the Army AH-64 D & E Longbow helicopter. 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 three-year contract with no option... Read more

Bell awarded $18M contract for delivery of AH-1Z training device

Bell awarded $18M contract for delivery of AH-1Z training device

16-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Bell Textron Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded an $18,645,884 modification (P00002) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive-fee contract (N0001920C0061). This modification provides for the production and delivery of one AH-1Z flight training device as well as in-country installation and three months of interim support for the government of the Czech Republic. Work will be performed... Read more

AHTS wins US Navy Team of the Year Award

AHTS wins US Navy Team of the Year Award

16-Nov-2021Source: US Navy

The Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) Team, was named the Navy’s Competition Excellence Acquisition Team of the Year for its streamlined acquisition program. The Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) Team, part of the Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems (PMA-273) Program Office at Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), was named the Navy’s Competition Excellence Acquisition Team... Read more

Rossell Techsys To Build EWIS Parts for the MH-60R Platform

Rossell Techsys To Build EWIS Parts for the MH-60R Platform

15-Nov-2021Source: Lockheed Martin

Rossell Techsys has been awarded a contract with Lockheed Martin to build Electrical Wire Harness and Interconnect System (EWIS) parts in support of Lockheed Martin’s MH-60R aircraft that are being supplied to the Indian Navy. Last year, India signed a USD $2.1 billion deal with the United States Government as part of its Foreign Military... Read more

Rebtech names new Director of Business Development and Strategy

Rebtech names new Director of Business Development and Strategy

15-Nov-2021Source: REB Technologies

REB Technologies Inc. (REBTECH) – the leading provider of Night Vision Illumination Systems (NVIS), design, manufacture and integration services is pleased to announce that David Thompson has joined the company as Director of Business Development and Strategy. This high-profile addition marks an important next stage in the expansion of the company’s international business strategy highlighting... Read more

MDHI Delivers New MD 530F to California Department of Fish and Wildlife

MDHI Delivers New MD 530F to California Department of Fish and Wildlife

10-Nov-2021Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of a new MD 530F to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The agency’s first aircraft, the helicopter’s primary mission is to seek out and eliminate cannabis cultivation on public land and assist in the cleaning up the destruction caused by the illegal activity. The aircraft will also... Read more

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

Classic Air Medical Adds Five 407GXi Aircraft

10-Nov-2021Source: Bell

Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for five Bell 407GXi helicopters to be sold to Classic Air Medical. The aircraft are scheduled for delivery in 2022 and will provide air medical transport in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico and Wyoming. “For more than 30 years, Classic Air... Read more

New Braunfels FBO joins Avfuel

New Braunfels FBO joins Avfuel

8-Nov-2021Source: Avfuel

Avfuel Corporation expands its branded FBO network with the addition of City Terminal Flight Services—the lone FBO at Texas’ New Braunfels National Airport (KBAZ). “We welcome City Terminal Flight Services to the Avfuel Network and are pleased to connect our flight department customers with an efficient gateway to one of the country’s fastest growing regions,”... Read more

Archer expands electric motor team as they prepare for first flight

Archer expands electric motor team as they prepare for first flight

5-Nov-2021Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leading developer of eVTOL aircraft, announced the hiring of Alan Tepe to lead propulsion inverter design and Jeremy Mayer to head up motor design system development. In his role, Tepe will be responsible for overseeing the design and advancement of the propulsion inverter technology that will help power Archer’s... Read more

Kaman Announces new K-MAX® orders

Kaman Announces new K-MAX® orders

3-Nov-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced the receipt of signed purchase agreements for two K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopters with deliveries expected in the fourth quarter of 2021. The operators are located in the U.S. and Canada. “We are thrilled that the K-MAX® continues to be the helicopter of choice for external... Read more

India impounds Iran-bound Bell 214 at US request

India impounds Iran-bound Bell 214 at US request

3-Nov-2021Source: The Hindu

The Enforcement Directorate has frozen a BELL-214 Helicopter that was dismantled and stored at a warehouse in Chennai. The action follows a request made by the U.S. Department of Justice and in accordance with the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty with that country. See Full Story. ... Read more

Kamatics receives contract for titanium from unnamed eVTOL company

Kamatics receives contract for titanium from unnamed eVTOL company

3-Nov-2021Source: Kaman

Kaman (NYSE: KAMN) announces that its subsidiary Kamatics Corporation (“Kamatics”) received an initial award to provide components manufactured using its proprietary Titanium Diffusion Hardening process (“TDH”) to a leading eVTOL manufacturer. Kaman’s TDH process opens up new engineered applications by providing the lightweight and high strength benefits of titanium alloys while improving surface hardness, durability,... Read more

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