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November 18, 2016
The U.K. supplier GKN Aerospace is set to close its GKN Yeovil helicopter factory in Somerset County, England, news outlets reported. This decision follows the October issuance of 221 redundancy notices at the Leonardo...
November 18, 2016
With its Mi-171A2, Ansat and Ka-226T in tow, Russian Helicopters is attending the 8th International Airshow in Iran, which will close on Nov. 19. On the second day of the event, Russian Helicopters announced the signing of an agreement for control of certified...
November 18, 2016
On the fourth day after the earthquake, NHIndustries NH90s and other military air and sea vehicles are still hard at work. The relief effort in New Zealand has spread from densely populated tourist areas at the epicenter to remote areas of the country. Local news outlets report that New Zealand NHIndustries NH90s are set...
November 18, 2016
Product certification, design organization approval and drones will be addressed this week by two EASA-sponsored events. “Product Certification and Design Organisation Approval Workshop” falls on Tuesday and Wednesday. Co-organized by EASA, the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure and Construction, and the Polish Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)...
November 17, 2016
Lockheed Martin's Kaman K-MAX, Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA), Indago and Desert Hawk 3.1 showed that optionally piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems (UAS) can be used in tandem. The company said Tuesday that through a demonstration held in New York, the four drones were mixed and matched to carry out search and rescue...
November 14, 2016
The New Zealand Ministry of Defense closed its Wellington offices Monday and Tuesday, following Monday’s earthquake. BBC reported the country has been hit by hundreds of tremors after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake rolled through, killing two people. The epicenter was near the town of Kaikoura, and residents of nearby Clarence River were urged to...
November 14, 2016
The next helicopter in line for an Aurora Flight Sciences autonomy upgrade is the Bell Helicopter UH-1H Huey, the company said. The new Huey upgrade will include integration between the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program and its Tactical...
November 10, 2016
Cracking open a beer on a Friday evening can be a good way to end the workweek and usher in the weekend. But this Friday is a little different for some in the U.S., as Veterans Day signifies a time to take a moment to honor veteran. Maybe you can do both at once. Dog Tag Brewing, located in Bozeman, Montana, has provided a way to do just that. It is composed of both a brewery and a nonprofit foundation for...
November 10, 2016
The Croatian Defense Ministry will move forward with public procurement for the overhaul of 10 Russian Helicopter Mi-171Shs, local news outlets report. The Croatian Parliamentary Defense Committee voted unanimously to pass the two-year deal last...
November 8, 2016
The Singapore Ministry of Defence will be getting an unspecified number of Airbus Helicopters H225Ms and Boeing CH-47Fs. The ministry announced the contract awards Monday. Airbus' H225M is the latest evolution of the Super Puma/Cougar family...
November 8, 2016
The Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey is a beastly primary assault-support aircraft that is part helicopter and part...
November 4, 2016
The Boeing Company’s Mesa, Arizona, facility was awarded a contract modification worth $80,240,233 for the AH-64 Apache, the...
November 4, 2016
Russian Helicopters' decision to push the Mi-171, Ka-32 and Ansat at Airshow China has continued to pay off. Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. has signed for one of each, the company said. This follows a 2015 contract between the two companies for four Ka-32s.  In February, Jiangsu Baoli signed...
November 4, 2016
Lynn Tilton, CEO of MD Helicopters, spent recent days testifying in a New York courtroom on federal charges that she and her Patriarch Partners holding company defrauded backers of three investment funds.   The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in the proceeding, has asked Administrative Law Judge Carol Fox Foelak to order Patriarch Partners and the celebrity “distressed debt”...
November 3, 2016
U.S. Army Europe's aviators and their European counterparts are aiming to get more helicopters in the...
November 3, 2016
Describe the U.S. election cycle in one word. Political consultant Mary Matalin chose "transitional." Political commentator James Carville needed to use two: “Holy Moly.” The married couple of political strategists — from opposite sides of the political spectrum — addressed the crowd at NBAA in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday. The general session during the second...
November 2, 2016
Russian Helicopters and Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. signed contracts for Mi-171s, Ka-32s and Ansats at Airshow China this week, the company said. Ordering a total of 18 aircraft, the Chinese company is set to receive delivery of all of...
October 31, 2016
Navy officials last month were set to brief a top acquisition executive on options for replenishing the service’s rotorcraft training capability, including a “new” model for buying training services. The Navy’s assistant secretary for Research, Development and Acquisition, Sean Stackley, was due to be briefed in October by officials working on options to replace obsolescent Bell...
October 31, 2016
The National Guard truly wears two hats: one as the ready reserve force for the U.S. Army in times of armed conflict and the other as the support provider to its respective state governments in times of public need. The demands placed on the U.S. military since the events of Sept. 11, 2001, have been unprecedented. Call it what you might — war, armed conflict, human-caused disasters — the U.S...
October 31, 2016
Mike Hirschberg with the rest of the “A Look Ahead” panel (top). The “‘Data Mining’ and Your Bottom Line” panel address summit attendees during a Q&A session (bottom). Progress in Certification Streamlining Moderated by Woodrow Bellamy III, Editor, Avionics Magazine Speakers: - Lance Gant, Manager, FAA Rotorcraft Directorate - Jonathan Archer, Director of Engineering...
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