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October 14, 2011
The Australian Army has lifted the suspension of flying operations for its Boeing CH-47D Chinook fleet, including two helicopters serving in Afghanistan, after determining that there were no issues...
October 13, 2011
Bell Helicopter has hired Michael Andersen as vice president and program director for the Bell-Boeing V-22 program. Andersen...
October 13, 2011
Bell Helicopter tested its OH-58 Kiowa Warrior at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah during a Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability (MUSIC) demonstration in September. As part of the...
October 13, 2011
EADS North America has started handing over UH-72A Lakota LUHs outfitted with security and support (S&S) battalion mission equipment packages (MEPs) to the U.S. Army National Guard. EADS will...
October 13, 2011
During this week’s Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA) Meeting & Exposition, 3M and Clearfix Aerospace introduced a new aviation window restoration system that could lower costs to fix helicopter windows by up to 80 percent. According to NAVAIR estimates, the system could also reduce downtime by 85 percent. Bill Norville, president, CEO and founder of Clearfix Aerospace, provided a demo of the...
October 12, 2011
The U.S. Army has signed a $19-million follow-on production contract with Lockheed Martin for VNsight sensors for use with four Boeing AH-64D Apache...
October 11, 2011
EADS North America has added Rockwell Collins to its Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) team. Rockwell Collins...
October 10, 2011
Clearfix Aerospace and 3M have unveiled a new aircraft window restoration system during the AUSA conference in Washington, D.C. The 3M...
October 5, 2011
The Australian Army has locked down a fleet of five Boeing CH-47D Chinooks, including two currently serving in Afghanistan. According to Brigadier...
October 1, 2011
Dedication to the Fallen I’m the CEO of GyroJet, which is based in the UK. I just wanted to offer my thanks to your senior editor personally for honoring the fallen from the war in Afghanistan (see “Carrying the Weight,” September 2011, page 4). I did as you asked and read aloud all the names you published, in the middle of my business premises. I’ve served for 26 years in the...
October 1, 2011
Kaman and Lockheed Martin spent five days testing the K-MAX for the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program.  Lockheed Martin Lockheed Martin and Kaman...
October 1, 2011
This Kuwait Army Boeing Apache AH-64A is the first Apache to land on a San Antonio-class Navy ship. Photo by Mass Comm Specialist 1st Class...
October 1, 2011
The Royal Navy Airborne Surveillance and Control (ASaC) fleet of Sikorsky Sea King Mk7s has conducted a drug raid in Afghanistan, destroying...
October 1, 2011
Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has completed the first test flight of the T129 P6 prototype in Ankara. The T129 is...
October 1, 2011
The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded Boeing a £1-billion ($1.64-billion) contract for 14...
October 1, 2011
Reporters get a first-hand look at the Boeing AH-6i during a recent tour of company facilities in Mesa, Ariz. For more see “All Change for the Better at Boeing,” August 2011 Rotor & Wing, page 36.  Photo by Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor Boeing has now achieved all of its self-imposed milestones in preparing the AH-6 for the Army’s much-anticipated Aerial Attack Scout helicopter...
October 1, 2011
Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallions recently completed the first rapid ground refueling of Bell AH-1W Super Cobras in Afghanistan.  Photo by Lance Cpl. Robert R. Carrasco Marine Corps Sikorsky CH-53D Sea...
October 1, 2011
The Non-Standard Rotary Wing Aircraft (NSRWA) office, based at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama, is approaching its second anniversary in January 2012. Its mission is to “procure, field and sustain non-standard rotorcraft for the Department of Defense (DoD), allied countries or as directed by the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) in support of other contingency operations.” As U.S. forces...
October 1, 2011
John Piasecki, president and CEO of Piasecki Aircraft Corp., is one of Frank Nicholas Piasecki’s seven children. Piasecki Senior flew his first helicopter on April 11, 1943, the PV-2. Before the end of WWII, the first tandem helicopter was airborne, the XHRP-1. The “Flying Banana” would straighten out in time to transform into today’s ubiquitous Chinook. Hearing John Piasecki speak...
September 30, 2011
BAE Systems has been contracted by the Royal Australian Navy to develop a training system for landing helicopter dock (LHD) ships. The training program...
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