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February 28, 2013
As the business/trade days of the Avalon Airshow (February 26-28) give way to the excitement that always accompanies the public days (March 1-3), there has not been reciprocal excitement among rotorcraft industry exhibitors over opportunities in the Australian market. The mood matched the gloomy weather of the first few days. While the rotorcraft market is set to grow over the next few years, as outlined...
February 26, 2013
Tuesday marked the opening of Australian’s premier international airshow, Avalon, which runs from Feb. 26 to March 3 near Melbourne, Victoria. While the airshow and the Air Chief’s symposium held the preceding day are the domain of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the event nevertheless covers both military and civilian aviation and attracts the usual global manufacturers associated with...
February 7, 2013
Indian Defense Minister AK Antony opened the 9th Aero India airshow on Wednesday at the Yelahanka Air Force Station in Bangalore. The growth of the Indian aerospace sector has attracted more than 600 companies and 78 declared international delegations to the event. The start was marked by a flypast of three Russian Mi-8 helicopters trooping the Indian national flag, the Indian Air Force (IAF) ensign and...
February 7, 2013
As Sikorsky enters its 90th year, Mick Mauer, company president, said that in 2009 he helped begin the strategy for aircraft cabins and other aerostructure components to be built in India, a project that has come together in two years. India has not only assembled but also shipped cabins, with the first S-92 with these parts now flying in Brazil. “India is now the sole source of S-92 cabins and the...
February 6, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued an $83.7-million contract to Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce for 38 AE1107C engines, 34...
February 6, 2013
AgustaWestland, BAE Systems, Bell, Boeing, Eurocopter, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Rockwell Collins, Russian Helicopters, Sikorsky and Thales are among the helicopter manufacturers and suppliers exhibiting at Aero India 2013, which starts Wednesday and continues through Sunday, Feb. 10. In the days leading up to the show, various exhibitors released details about...
February 6, 2013
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) is highlighting its Dhruv, light combat helicopter (LCH) and Rudra advanced light helicopter (ALH) among its fixed-wing...
February 5, 2013
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has issued two contracts to CAE related to training and simulation at the company’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF). Under the first agreement, CAE will continue to supply ground school and simulator aircrew training for the...
February 4, 2013
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) will repair a fleet of structurally damaged UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters for the Colombian Army...
February 1, 2013
aparker@accessintel.com With the U.S. government “fiscal cliff” averted in early January but debt ceiling talks and spending cuts still up in the air as of this writing, uncertainty remains about how much money will be available for future U.S. military needs, including its helicopter fleet. The commercial sector has a few bright spots but with the global economy still in flux, companies are...
February 1, 2013
Bell-Boeing’s Joint Project Office has obtained a $1.4-billion contract extension to supply 17 MV-22 tiltrotors to the U.S. Marine Corps and four CV-22s to the U.S. Air Force. The agreement is an expansion of an existing V-22 Lot 17 contract. The deal also provides funding to...
February 1, 2013
Sikorsky and Boeing will once again team over a military rotorcraft project, this time the venture is the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate’s (AATD) requirement for a Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator (TD), the forerunner to the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) requirement in the 2030s. Signed on January 13, the agreement means that the companies will submit a joint proposal to...
February 1, 2013
After 11 years of getting to know each other on an escalating level of contact and cooperation in the theaters of war that have been Iraq and then Afghanistan, it appears that the integration of contractor with the green-suited fraternity that has been so widely praised by both parties has largely remained on the battlefield, or at least those directly involved on a daily basis. It was depressing to hear...
January 30, 2013
The initial AW159 Wildcat for the UK Royal Navy has taken its first flight in Yeovil, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced this week. The UK MoD purchased 28 attack...
January 25, 2013
Eurocopter España has conducted the maiden flight of the initial NH90 manufactured at its facility in Albacete. The...
January 24, 2013
Italian helicopter maker AgustaWestland has reached an agreement to establish a joint venture with South American airline giant Embraer. The memorandum of understanding opens up the possibility of manufacturing AgustaWestland helicopters in Brazil for both...
January 18, 2013
Sikorsky and Boeing will once again team over a military rotorcraft project, this time the venture is the U.S. Army Aviation Applied Technology Directorate’s (AATD) requirement for a Joint Multi-Role (JMR) technology demonstrator (TD), the forerunner to the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) requirement in the 2030s. Signed on January 13, the agreement means that the companies will submit a joint proposal to...
January 17, 2013
AgustaWestland has agreed to provide eight AW159s to the Republic of Korea Navy for its Maritime...
January 10, 2013
Following a naming contest with hundreds of entries, Boeing’s Team Apache has selected “Guardian” as the new nickname for the AH-64E. Gina Gill, who works as a logistics management...
January 10, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has contracted Cobham Aerospace Communications to provide its Model 265-005 area microphone preamplifier...
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