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VRM Switzerland delivers an Airbus H125 VR Training Device to the first US operator

VRM Switzerland delivers an Airbus H125 VR Training Device to the first US operator

7-Mar-2022Source: VRM Switzerland

The world leading Virtual Reality Helicopter Training Device manufacturer VRM Switzerland delivers its Training Device to Colorado Highland Helicopters (CHH). The Durango, CO based helicopter operator and flight school ordered an Airbus H125 simulator to offer basic flight training, mountain flying and special operations like external sling load instruction. CHH intends to qualify the device... Read more

Metro Aviation Celebrates 40 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 40 Years

7-Mar-2022Source: Metro Aviation

Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training, and maintenance operation. Today, it is the largest traditional air medical operator and largest air medical completion center in the world, operating 155 aircraft for 39 programs across the United States. This year, the company commemorates its 40th anniversary by celebrating its rich history... Read more

SAFE delivers CH-47 maintenance platforms to Fort Hood, Texas

SAFE delivers CH-47 maintenance platforms to Fort Hood, Texas

7-Mar-2022Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs has announced the delivery of custom fall protection maintenance platforms to the Army in Ft Hood, Texas.  The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic platforms allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of their Boeing CH-47F aircraft fleet. The set of platforms are equipped with the latest features including a seamless fit to the aircraft with... Read more

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

CNC mission suite deployed on Nebraska State Patrol Bell 505

7-Mar-2022

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

Black Hawk delivery lifts Croatia security capabilities

Black Hawk delivery lifts Croatia security capabilities

7-Mar-2022Source: US Army

The United States delivered two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters at Zagreb Airport, Feb. 4. The arrival of the U.S. Black Hawk weapon system was part of the 2018 Croatia Vertical Lift program. Communication, Navigation and Radar Systems were included in a total package approach to improve Croatia’s ability to move personnel and supplies, as well... Read more

Rotortrade breaks ground on new hangar in Florida

Rotortrade breaks ground on new hangar in Florida

7-Mar-2022Source: Rotortrade

As a celebration of its 10-year anniversary and to demonstrate its commitment with their mission of transforming the pre-owned helicopter market, Rotortrade broke ground on their second office in the USA and their first hangar at Treasure Coast International Airport-KFPR. The new facility adjacent to runway 32 features a hangar and office space of 10,000... Read more

UK CAA and FAA issue joint statement on eVTOL

UK CAA and FAA issue joint statement on eVTOL

4-Mar-2022Source: UK CAA

At today’s Global Urban Advanced Air Summit Tim Johnson UK Civil Aviation Authority Policy Director and Jay Merkle from the US Federal Aviation Administration spoke of both organisations aims to work together to support the future of electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft. Both organisations have released a joint statement: The US Federal Aviation Administration... Read more

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

CNC Deploys Airborne Law Enforcement Mission Suite for Nebraska State Patrol’s New Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

4-Mar-2022Source: CNC Technologies

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today it has deployed an airborne law enforcement mission suite for the Nebraska State Patrol’s (NSP) new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. Completed in partnership with Force Aviation of Dallas, Texas, the state-of-the-art mission suite provides... Read more

New $5M Multi-use Helicopter Training facility being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

New $5M Multi-use Helicopter Training facility being built at Fort Campbell, Kentucky

4-Mar-2022Source: US Army

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is building a $5 million Multi-use Helicopter Training facility to replace the current Special Helicopter Operations Complex training facility at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This one-of-a-kind facility consists of a deck landing trainer designed to replicate a Destroyer Designated Guided DDG-103 class ship, nicknamed the “U.S.S. Truxton” and will include... Read more

FRASCA has joined forces with FlightSafety

FRASCA has joined forces with FlightSafety

3-Mar-2022Source: FRACSA

We’re excited to announce that FRASCA has joined forces with Columbus, OH-based FlightSafety International. FlightSafety has traditional strength in high-quality training in large Level D simulators and FRASCA’s strength in training development and ab initio flight training makes this partnership beneficial for both entities. This acquisition will better allow each company to increase its ability... Read more

Supernal and City of Miami Agree to Enable Development of Advanced Air Mobility

Supernal and City of Miami Agree to Enable Development of Advanced Air Mobility

3-Mar-2022Source: Supernal

Supernal announced it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the City of Miami to create a comprehensive engagement framework that will enable development of advanced air mobility (AAM). The MOU affords Supernal and the City the opportunity to take meaningful steps toward delivering innovative, multimodal and community-focused mobility solutions that benefit people and society.... Read more

CH-53K test team wins DON T&E award

CH-53K test team wins DON T&E award

3-Mar-2022Source: NAVAIR

The CH-53K King Stallion test team, part of the Heavy Lift Program Office, PMA-261, is the recipient of the Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Working Integrated Product Team (WIPT) award for 2021. The 18-person WIPT will be honored in a virtual ceremony this spring. According to the award announcement the team, “demonstrated superior... Read more

California Highway Patrol Operational with The RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector

California Highway Patrol Operational with The RECCO SAR Helicopter Detector

3-Mar-2022Source: RECCO

The California Highway Patrol, Valley Division Air Operations, is the sixth search and rescue organization to be operational in the USA with the RECCO SAR helicopter detector. The detector will be used to search for missing people in the outdoors year-round. Many Search & Rescue teams in California are equipped with handheld RECCO detectors for... Read more

US opens up offshore wind farm development with $4.37 billion sell-off

US opens up offshore wind farm development with $4.37 billion sell-off

3-Mar-2022Source: US Dept. of Interior

The Department of the Interior announced the results of the nation’s highest-grossing competitive offshore energy lease sale in history, including oil and gas lease sales, with the New York Bight offshore wind sale. These results are a major milestone towards achieving the Biden-Harris administration’s goal of reaching 30 gigawatts of offshore wind energy by 2030.... Read more

Embry-Riddle Helicopter Institute Partner to Offer Flight Training

Embry-Riddle Helicopter Institute Partner to Offer Flight Training

3-Mar-2022Source: Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University has selected Helicopter Institute Inc. (HI) as the sole provider of the Helicopter Flight Training Program to students at the university’s Prescott, Arizona, campus. Excited for the opportunity, HI looks forward to utilizing its decades of rotorcraft training knowledge to enhance and optimize the Embry-Riddle student experience. “Our goal has always remained consistent:... 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

Airlift Northwest to open new Eastern Washington base

Airlift Northwest to open new Eastern Washington base

28-Feb-2022Source: Airlift Northwest

Airlift Northwest, the not-for-profit air medical transport service of UW Medicine, today announced the opening of a new helicopter base at Davenport Municipal Airport in Davenport, Wash., to serve the communities of Central and Eastern Washington. The new base will begin operations this summer with a specially configured Airbus H-135 helicopter. It has a range of... Read more

HAI commits to lead-free aviation fuels transition

HAI commits to lead-free aviation fuels transition

25-Feb-2022Source: HAI

HAI joined leaders of aviation and petroleum groups in committing to an initiative laying out a clear plan to transition piston-engine aircraft to lead-free aviation fuels by the end of 2030. Announced at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative calls for an industry and government partnership... Read more

HAI partners with Longhorn Helicopters for Heli-Expo flights

HAI partners with Longhorn Helicopters for Heli-Expo flights

24-Feb-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is excited to announce a partnership with Longhorn Helicopters that, for the first time, will bring charter helicopter flights to the association’s annual trade show, HAI HELI-EXPO®. In Dallas, March 7–10, attendees, exhibitors, and others can book charter flights between the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas and any outlying business... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $12M for MH-60R/S tactical radio development

Lockheed Martin awarded $12M for MH-60R/S tactical radio development

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $12,561,887 cost-plus-incentive-fee order (N0001922F0996) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order provides non-recurring engineering for the development of preliminary software design, software coding, maturation, test, and integration for Link 16 Advanced Capabilities with the Multifunctional Information Distribution System Joint Tactical... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $684M Lot 6 contract for nine CH-53Ks

Sikorsky awarded $684M Lot 6 contract for nine CH-53Ks

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $684,950,963 fixed-price incentive (firm target) modification (P00006) to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0047). This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of nine low rate initial production, Lot 6, CH-53K heavy lift aircraft, as well as associated aircraft programmatic and logistical support.... Read more

GE awarded $39M contract for CH-53E engines

GE awarded $39M contract for CH-53E engines

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

General Electric – Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a $39,164,444 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00004) to a previously awarded contract (N0001921C0035). This modification exercises an option to procure 19 T-64 engine cores for the CH-53E aircraft in support of the T-64 Engine Reliability Improvement Program. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (45%); Rutland, Vermont (28%); Havelock,... Read more

Wisk partners with Long Beach to bring AAM to Southern California

Wisk partners with Long Beach to bring AAM to Southern California

24-Feb-2022Source: Wisk

Wisk Aero, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the United States, has partnered with the City of Long Beach, California through its Long Beach Economic Partnership (LBEP) to make AAM a reality in Southern California. Through this partnership, the two organizations will work to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $101M contract for CH-53K long lead items for Lot 7 production

Sikorsky awarded $101M contract for CH-53K long lead items for Lot 7 production

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $101,883,324 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004). This modification adds scope to procure long lead items for full rate production, Lot 7, CH-53K aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed in December... Read more

Boeing awarded $103M contract for AH-6s for Thailand

Boeing awarded $103M contract for AH-6s for Thailand

24-Feb-2022Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $103,774,884 modification (PZ0007) to contract W58RGZ-20-C-0037 for AH-6 aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of May 30, 2025. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Thailand) funds in the amount of $103,774,884 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army... Read more

NAVSUP WSS V-22/H-53 FLIR PBL Team earned DoD award in 2021

NAVSUP WSS V-22/H-53 FLIR PBL Team earned DoD award in 2021

22-Feb-2022Source: NAVSUP WSS

A team from Naval Supply Systems Command Weapon Systems Support (NAVSUP WSS) earned a Department of Defense award for providing superior, cost-effective support to the fleet. The NAVSUP WSS V-22/H-53 FLIR Performance Based Logistics Team was selected for the 2020 Secretary of Defense Performance Based Logistics Award at the subsystems level. NAVSUP WSS awarded the... Read more

Aviation Specialties Unlimited wins awards from National Guard

Aviation Specialties Unlimited wins awards from National Guard

21-Feb-2022Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company was given the Seven Seals Awards from the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR), for the company’s efforts to support ASU employees in the National Guard and Reserves. ASU Director of Aviation Services Chris Schoonover also received the ESGR Patriot Award. The Patriot Award... Read more

Spearhead Assault Helicopter Battalion Changes Command in Romania

Spearhead Assault Helicopter Battalion Changes Command in Romania

16-Feb-2022Source: 1st Air Cavalry Brigade

3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, held a change of command ceremony from Lt. Col. Bradley DeLoach to Lt. Col. Erin Braswell at Mihail Kogălniceanu Air Base on Feb. 11. “Brad joined this team of professionals during a critical time, just prior to deployment, and through the first few months of getting... Read more

Astronautics offers retrofit glass cockpit upgrade for Bell Huey II

Astronautics offers retrofit glass cockpit upgrade for Bell Huey II

16-Feb-2022Source: Astronautics

Astronautics Corporation of America’s Badger Pro+ Integrated Flight Display System is providing a forward-fit and retrofit glass cockpit upgrade solution for the Bell Huey II modernization program. Astronautics is providing each Huey II with three 6×8-inch high-resolution displays, a control panel, and an engine data acquisition unit.  Astronautics equipment, along with additional upgraded avionics, transforms... Read more

American Helicopter Museum to launch exhibition on Presidential helicopter use

American Helicopter Museum to launch exhibition on Presidential helicopter use

15-Feb-2022Source: American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

United States presidents routinely travel by helicopter, and the American Helicopter Museum & Education Center’s (AHMEC) upcoming exhibit, The Helicopter and the Presidency, explores the iconic role played by helicopters in the American presidency. The informative presentation runs from Saturday, March 5, through Sunday, May 29, with a Members-Only Preview on Friday, March 4, from... Read more

Classic Air Medical and Intermountain Healthcare to open new Idaho base

Classic Air Medical and Intermountain Healthcare to open new Idaho base

14-Feb-2022Source: Intermountain Healthcare

Classic Air Medical and Intermountain Healthcare are opening a new helicopter medical transport base on the Intermountain Cassia Regional Hospital campus in Burley, Idaho, to enhance medical transport services for area residents throughout Mini-Cassia, Idaho. Classic Air Medical will begin providing this critical care service in the summer of 2022, with a team of three... Read more

Jaunt Air Mobility explores high-speed eVTOL capabilities for US military requirement

Jaunt Air Mobility explores high-speed eVTOL capabilities for US military requirement

14-Feb-2022Source: Jaunt Air Mobility

Jaunt Air Mobility announced advancing to the next phase of the AFWERX High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort for the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). The company is one of 11 companies from more than 200 challenge entrants selected to receive market research investments... Read more

US delivers two UH-60M to Croatia

US delivers two UH-60M to Croatia

14-Feb-2022Source: US Government

This morning, the United States delivered two UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters at Zagreb Airport. The arrival of the U.S. Black Hawk weapon system, valued at 360 million Kuna, will contribute to Croatia’s growing defense capabilities and military preparedness in support of NATO. The Black Hawk provides capabilities across a range of possible missions, from special... Read more

Joby eVTOL certification progresses to conformity testing

Joby eVTOL certification progresses to conformity testing

14-Feb-2022Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a California-based company developing all-electric aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced the Company has begun Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conformity testing, a key milestone on the path to achieving type certification for its aircraft. The start of conformity testing is a significant moment for Joby as the Company’s aircraft type... Read more

Teledyne FLIR wins $43.9M US Navy/CoastGuard sensor service contract

Teledyne FLIR wins $43.9M US Navy/CoastGuard sensor service contract

14-Feb-2022Source: Teledyne

Teledyne FLIR Defense, part of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), announced that the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center has awarded the company an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract worth up to $43.9 million to service electro-optical sensor systems used for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). The contract will provide replacement parts and technical support for... Read more

JETNET Debuting New Features at Heli-Expo 2022

JETNET Debuting New Features at Heli-Expo 2022

14-Feb-2022Source: JETNET

JETNET, the industry-leading business aviation research company, has announced they will be taking part in the 2022 HAI HELI-EXPO, with an emphasis on their technological advancements in data analysis. The 2022 HAI HELI-EXPO will be held March 7-10, 2022, in Dallas, Texas. “JETNET is excited to be back at the HAI HELI-EXPO,” stated Paul Cardarelli,... Read more

SKT and Joby Join Forces to Bring Air Taxi Service to South Korea

SKT and Joby Join Forces to Bring Air Taxi Service to South Korea

9-Feb-2022Source: Joby Aviation

SK Telecom (NYSE:SKM, “SKT”), South Korea’s leading telecommunications company, and Joby Aviation (NYSE:JOBY, “Joby”), a California-based company developing an all-electric, five-seat aircraft that can take off and land vertically (eVTOL), today announced they will work together to introduce emissions-free aerial ridesharing services to cities and communities across South Korea. SKT’s CEO Ryu Young-sang and Joby’s... Read more

41 RGS begins first HH-60W phase inspection

41 RGS begins first HH-60W phase inspection

8-Feb-2022Source: US Air Force

The 41st Rescue Generation Squadron began the first-ever phase inspection of an HH-60W Jolly Green II rescue helicopter Jan. 6, 2022. The roughly 42-day inspection will serve as preventative maintenance and reveal how well the Whiskey has stood up to its first 720 flight hours. “It’s a new aircraft so there have been a lot... Read more

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53K

US Navy contracts for nine more CH-53K

7-Feb-2022Source: Sikorsky

Prioritizing affordability and utilizing advanced manufacturing techniques, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build nine additional CH-53K™ aircraft at a lower unit price than previous lot buys, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers. The company’s experienced supply chain coupled with its active digital approach drives speed and affordability throughout... Read more

U.S. Attorney drops charges against Archer employee, the focus of Wisk’s civil lawsuit

U.S. Attorney drops charges against Archer employee, the focus of Wisk’s civil lawsuit

7-Feb-2022Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) today announced that the U.S. Attorney’s Office has decided not to bring charges against its employee, Dr. Jing Xue, and has decided not to continue the investigation. The investigation had been instigated by allegations of trade secret theft pushed by Wisk, a Boeing joint venture. Wisk’s allegations against Dr. Xue... Read more

HMH-461 Conducts Re-designation Ceremony

HMH-461 Conducts Re-designation Ceremony

2-Feb-2022Source: US Marine Corps

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 held a re-designation ceremony at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, Jan. 24, 2022. The squadron received its first CH-53K King Stallion, and the ceremony signified the beginning of the Marine Corps’ modernization from the CH-53E Super Stallion to the CH-53K King Stallion in support of the... Read more

Collins Aerospace completes Air Launched Effects demonstration for US Army Future Vertical Lift program

Collins Aerospace completes Air Launched Effects demonstration for US Army Future Vertical Lift program

2-Feb-2022Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has successfully demonstrated a ready-now Mission Systems solution to support the operations of Air Launched Effects (ALE) from Army Aviation’s Enduring and Future Vertical Lift (FVL) fleet. Comprised of an air vehicle, multiple payloads, and a Mission System, these ALE are a crucial piece of the FVL aircraft’s ability to extend the organic... Read more

El Aero Systems is First to Sign with HAI’s SMS Program

El Aero Systems is First to Sign with HAI’s SMS Program

28-Jan-2022Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that El Aero Services, a northern Nevada–based helicopter operator, is the first member to join HAI’s SMS Program. Last fall, HAI introduced the safety management system (SMS) program as an affordable, scalable system for small rotorcraft businesses that desire assistance with incorporating SMS into their business. “We... Read more

National EMS Memorial Service moves Weekend of Honor to July

National EMS Memorial Service moves Weekend of Honor to July

26-Jan-2022Source: EMS 1

The National EMS Memorial Service announced Wednesday the dates for the National EMS Memorial Service and Weekend of Honor for 2022 and 2023. The dates are July 22-24, 2022, and July 21-23, 2023, and the location is the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Va. See Full Story.... Read more

Boeing invests $450M in eVTOL developer Wisk

Boeing invests $450M in eVTOL developer Wisk

26-Jan-2022Source: Wisk

Wisk, a leading Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) company and developer of the first all-electric, self-flying air taxi in the U.S., has secured $450 million in funding from The Boeing Company, making it one of the most well-funded AAM companies in the world. Combined with previous funding, this investment reinforces Wisk’s strong position as a privately-backed... Read more

FRCE creates engineering solution to overcome V-22 APU Filters Shortage

FRCE creates engineering solution to overcome V-22 APU Filters Shortage

25-Jan-2022Source: FRCE

A supply shortage of clutch servo-valve filters for V-22 Osprey auxiliary power units (APU) threatened to keep a number of aircraft on the ground, until the APU group of the V-22 Fleet Support Team at Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) found a way to clean the disposable filters and reinstall them on the aircraft. The... Read more

AeroLEDs partners with Sterling Helicopter for S76 LED Part 29 FAA-STC Approval

AeroLEDs partners with Sterling Helicopter for S76 LED Part 29 FAA-STC Approval

24-Jan-2022Source: AeroLEDs

AeroLEDs, LLC is pleased to announce FAA-STC approval for the SunSpot™ 36 and 46 Series LED Landing and Taxi lights on various Sikorsky Models, adding to their already expansive list of FAA certifications. This STC is available exclusively through Sterling Helicopter, enabling owners of rotorcraft covered under this STC to immediately upgrade to the highest... Read more

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

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

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