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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 3, 2013
Eurocopter has renewed contracts with two Abu Dhabi-based companies to provide product support for operations in the Middle East. The contracts were signed at the recent Dubai Airshow. The manufacturer re-upped its customer support services contract with Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) “to further strengthen Eurocopter’s profile in the United Arab Emirates and enhance the company’s...
December 2, 2013
A Eurocopter EC135 T2 helicopter operated by Police Scotland crashed into a pub in Glasgow city center around 10.30pm on Friday, Nov. 29. At time of writing it has been confirmed that at least eight people were killed; the civilian pilot and two policemen who were inside the...
December 2, 2013
E-volo has completed the first flight of its prototype Volocopter VC200. The flight took place on Sunday, Nov. 17 in the dm-arena in Kalsruhe, Germany. Volocopter receives power from 18...
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
European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) is heavily promoting its UH-72A Lakota to the U.S. Air Force as a safeguard against cuts to the U.S. Army budget that would seriously impact UH-72 production. Proposed budget cuts for the 2014 fiscal year could reduce acquisition of the U.S. Army’s planned UH-72A fleet by 31 aircraft—which could effectively end Lakota production by early...
December 1, 2013
Russian Helicopters Mi-26T. Russian Helicopters has returned the first of two Mi-26T heavy lift helicopters to the Kazakhstan Emergencies Ministry after undergoing overhaul and modification from their previous M-26 military status. The helicopters were prepared for overhaul in March 2012, when specialists from Novosibirsk met...
December 1, 2013
MQ-8C initial flight. Northrop Grumman has carried out the maiden flight of the unmanned MQ-8C. A ground-based group consisting of representatives from the U.S. Navy and North- rop Grumman flew the aircraft on Oct. 31 from Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, Calif. The initial...
December 1, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector...
December 1, 2013
The U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) has moved a major step forward with the first run of the competing engines now complete. ITEP was created to find replacement engines for the General Electric T-700s that power the Boeing AH-64 Apache and Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk. The new engines will provide power in the 3,000 SHP range compared to the 2,000 SHP range of the T-700 they will...
December 1, 2013
Eurocopter and AeroVironment signed a cooperative agreement during the AUSA annual meeting in late October to begin exploring new collaborative opportunities. The teaming agreement will focus on...
December 1, 2013
CH-53K blade. Sikorsky Aircraft has gone through the initial testing phase of the 35-foot main and 10-foot tail rotor blades for the CH-53K, the heavy lift helicopter being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The blades are designed to meet USMC requirements for the CH-53K’s maximum gross weight of 88,000 lbs. Mike Torok, CH-53K vice president at Sikorsky...
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
Phoenix-based Honeywell Aerospace has conducted the initial trials of a system that combines multiple sensors and database information into a single 3-D view of the outside world – Synthetic Vision Avionics Backbone (SVAB). The system merges various sensors with the manufacturer’s Synthetic Vision System (SVS) to improve visibility in degraded visual...
December 1, 2013
SkyCannon. Simplex Aerospace is adding the Max-Viz enhanced vision system as standard equipment on its SkyCannon helicopter-mounted firefighting system. The Astronics-produced Max-Viz EVS gives...
December 1, 2013
Ron Pratte’s EC145 at NBAA. Exhibit hall at NBAA 2013. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 66th annual Conference and Exposition in late October drew thousands of attendees, more than 1,000 exhibitors and 97 display aircraft. Rotorcraft OEMs and systems providers represented at the show included Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter, Honeywell, Kaman Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada...
December 1, 2013
All work done on Huffman’s helicopters is accomplished in this hangar by company personnel. Pick a tourist destination anywhere in the world, and you might find a helicopter operation selling aerial tours. From the serene beauty of the Grand Canyon, to the glistening skyscrapers in Dubai, there’s nothing like sightseeing from the air. Huffman Helicopters – along with its parent company...
December 1, 2013
U.S. Coast Guard - Semper Paratus   Coast Guard Medevacs Woman From Cruise Ship. Coast Guard Searches for Missing 32-Year-Old Man in Chesapeake Bay. Coast Guard, Navy Rescue Three From Disabled Sailboat. Those headlines are just a sampling of actual missions flown by the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) out of Air Station, Elizabeth City in North Carolina – and they were flown over a 15-day period. But...
December 1, 2013
Cougar Helicopters operates a fleet of nine Sikorsky S-92s for offshore transport and SAR missions. Nine are based in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Three operate from Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photos by Ernie Stephens     Rain and poor visibility are the one-two punch that keeps most helicopter operations on the ground. But not so at Cougar Helicopters located in St. John’s, Newfoundland. On...
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