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March 1, 2012
During a Feb. 13 interview at Heli-Expo, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov sat down with Rotor & Wing to discuss a number of topics, ranging from emerging markets to aftermarket support. The Moscow-based conglomerate is made up of a dozen subsidiaries, including Mil and Kamov, employing a total of around 40,000 people. Petrov said that Russian Helicopters is keeping tabs on the civil rotorcraft...
February 23, 2012
Igor Sikorsky “thought the helicopter was only here to save lives,” said Jeff Pino, president of Sikorsky, at the start of his Heli-Expo briefing. “We’ve kind of counted how many lives have been saved by Sikorsky—and come up with two million!” Was he joking? According to Sikorsky’s own archives, the first civilian helicopter rescue took place on Nov. 29, 1945, when...
February 21, 2012
Bell-Boeing has handed over the first Block C MV-22 Osprey to the U.S. Marine Corps. The Block C upgrade features a new color weather radar system, improved air...
February 14, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s S-92 “Legacy of Heroes” (LOH) demonstration helicopter will be shown on static display at the Singapore Air Show beginning Feb. 14. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. The tour’s stop in Singapore follows a series of successful visits in...
February 13, 2012
St. Louis, Mo.-based Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth 8451) president Mike Scimone held a workshop, “Engine Protection—Realizing Return on Investment (ROI) Quickly,” explaining the benefits of his company’s inlet barrier filter (IBF) systems from foreign object damage (FOD), which can range from the usual...
February 13, 2012
Lynn Tilton’s press conference at every Heli-Expo is always one keenly anticipated by the media, as Tilton herself freely admitted, “They come more to see what I am wearing than what I am saying.” But MD Helicopters is now less in need of her flamboyance than at any time since Patriarch Partners (her investment company) took over control in 2005. The clincher to this change has been that...
February 12, 2012
Eurocopter CEO Lutz Bertling during a press conference in early January. Eurocopter photo by Lorette Sabre. During his now legendary confident performance at Eurocopter’s annual start of the year address to the European aviation press in Paris, President & CEO Lutz Bertling dropped the bombshell that the value of the global civil verses military helicopter markets will have attained parity...
February 7, 2012
Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, today announced that the U. S. Army's OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet have accumulated 2 million flight hours. Over 750,000 of these flight hours have been flown in combat. "The Kiowa Warrior continues to be the workhorse of Army aviation and this recent...
February 2, 2012
Becker Avionics has obtained a U.S. Army contract to supply its DVCS6100 digital audio system, as part of the EADS North America UH-72A Lakota Mission...
February 1, 2012
The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has obtained a $7.2-million modification involving...
February 1, 2012
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman’s joint venture, Longbow LLC, has won an U.S. Army contract worth $181 million for Boeing AH-64D Apache Block III Longbow systems. The contract also...
February 1, 2012
Sgt. Christopher Lemke under the “hell hole” of a Bell UH-1Y Huey. Photo by Cpl. Brian Adam Jones U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Lemke has received the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal in Afghanistan thanks to his discovery of previously unknown maintenance issue on a Bell UH-1Y Huey. Lemke, a mechanic with Marine Light...
February 1, 2012
Los Angeles, Calif.-based AECOM Technology Corporation has received a $16.5-million task order contract by the U.S...
February 1, 2012
Russian Helicopters has reached an agreement to provide the Russian Air Force with up to 30 Kamov Ka-226s by 2020...
February 1, 2012
Dayton, Ohio-based DRS Defense Solutions’ intelligence, communications and avionics solutions (ICAS) division has won a $12-million U.S. Air Force contract to upgrade Sikorsky...
February 1, 2012
The first NH90 NATO Frigate Helicopters from AgustaWestland’s Venice Tessera assembly line have been delivered to the Italian Army and Navy. The Italian Armed Forces have...
February 1, 2012
Bell Helicopter has won a 10-year, C$640 million ($630.9 million) contract for support and service for the Canadian Forces’ fleet of CH146 Griffons. The CH146 optimized...
February 1, 2012
SIMMAD has contracted Safran Group subsidiary, Sagem, to provide life-cycle support for Strix sighting systems on the...
February 1, 2012
AgustaWestland has delivered the final British Army Lynx AH Mk9A. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has handed over the last Lynx AH Mk9A to...
February 1, 2012
The Brazilian Armed Forces has a total of 47 more Eurocopter EC725s on order. Eurocopter Eurocopter subsidiary, Helibras, has reached an agreement to provide parts...
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