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January 1, 2014
The Brunei Ministry of Defense has received the first batch of four S-70i helicopters from Sikorsky Aircraft, including two during the Bridex Exhibition and Conference in Jerudong. The...
January 1, 2014
The outlook for 2014 remains filled with uncertainty, but most executives have high hopes for their segment of the rotorcraft market. As the books for the year 2013 are closed, businesses are bracing themselves for what 2014 might bring. So, a few weeks ago I spoke to the owners, executives or managers of a variety of companies throughout the rotorcraft industry, and asked them what they think 2014 has in...
December 31, 2013
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters is reporting the production of 303 rotorcraft during 2013, with an estimated value of more than 140 billion rubles (approximately $42.5 billion). The growing company...
December 26, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has granted a $105.3-million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft for modifications on eight...
December 26, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued an $11.2-million extension to Bell Helicopter as part of the H-1 upgrade effort for the U.S. Marine...
December 20, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued an $18.5-million contract to Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron to supply contractor logistics...
December 18, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has delivered the first batch of four S-70i helicopters to the Brunei Ministry of Defense, including two during the recent Bridex Exhibition and Conference in Jerudong. The...
December 18, 2013
Rolls-Royce has agreed to support the AE 1107C engines for the Bell-Boeing V-22 fleet operated by the U.S. Marine...
December 13, 2013
An immediate inspection of the gearboxes of the United Kingdom’s fleet of Westland Sea King helicopters was initiated at the end of November after the emergency landing on October 13 by a search and rescue (SAR) Sea King helicopter in Scotland. The Royal Navy Sea King Mk5 (ZA130) helicopter, based at HMS Gannet, at Prestwick airport in Scotland, developed a gearbox problem...
December 12, 2013
Christie Digital Systems has obtained a contract from Aero Simulation to provide 12 Matrix StIM WQ LED projectors as part of an upgrade for the...
December 11, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has granted a $33-million contract to the Bell-Boeing Joint Project in Amarillo, Texas. The agreement covers engineering and technical support for...
December 9, 2013
Eurocopter is bringing two of the newest members of its twin-engine rotorcraft line, the next-generation EC175 and upgraded EC145 T2, to Asia for a three-week tour demonstrating the helicopters to oil and gas, charter, law...
December 5, 2013
Rockwell Collins will continue to supply its image generators for Boeing’s Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCT) through the provision of its EP-8000.  LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins, said...
December 4, 2013
The U.S. Army’s 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion has transitioned the first Boeing AH-64E Apache into initial operating capability (IOC) status. The battalion, referred...
December 4, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has granted a $46.9-million agreement to Sikorsky Aircraft to convert 26 UH-60M Black Hawks...
December 3, 2013
The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN) has received a Mission Planning and Analysis System (MPAS) in final operative configuration for its fleet of NH90s in the NATO frigate helicopter (NFH)...
December 1, 2013
aparker@accessintel.com Three of the larger stories involving the helicopter industry in 2013 have ties to Eurocopter. The first is something Eurocopter didn’t do in relation to arguably the biggest story of the year, as the manufacturer dropped out of U.S. Army Aviation’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) competition, which leads to Future Vertical Lift (FVL), first with the medium variant. Army Aviation...
December 1, 2013
In our annual effort to provide a snapshot of the hundreds of stories that appear in print, online, in e-newsletters and digital format, Rotor & Wing has assembled a list of items published from January to November 2013, with a special emphasis on stories that you may not have come across in the print edition – stories that appeared at www.rotorandwing.com, or in one of our four e-letters...
December 1, 2013
Landing on a U.S. Navy ship. The U.S. Army is expanding its capabilities to protect the Persian Gulf region through joint training exercises with the U.S. Navy and friendly Middle East countries. Particular emphasis is being placed on working with the Navy to develop tactics, techniques and procedures (TTP) for littoral (close to shore) operations in the region, to include over-water survival training and...
December 1, 2013
Super Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) slammed into the Philippines on Friday, Nov. 8 and brought havoc to the lives of millions of people as its 200-mph-plus winds and associated tidal surge blasted away buildings, villages, towns and people. It was already expected to be the worst typhoon to hit the Philippines – and it lived up to expectations as one of the worst storms to hit land ever...
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