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November 1, 2011
PORTAPAD Brings the Landing Site to You A helicopter has to have a landing site. There are many alternatives, however it is not always possible to secure the most beneficial to a specific tactical or logistical situation. The concept of the PORTAPAD is that it has the versatility to go into an area at a predetermined cost and for a planned timeframe. When the mission is completed, you have the ability to...
November 1, 2011
Bell has turned its tiltrotor attention to the V-22, as the manufacturer is in the final stages of selling its interest in the BA609 joint venture to AgustaWestland. Bell Photos Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison knew exactly what he wanted to talk about when sitting down for an Oct. 11 interview at AUSA—the V-22 Osprey and the big picture at the company, which has taken a “laser focused”...
November 1, 2011
The Chinook H-47 is 50 years old—a veritable Douglas DC-3 Dakota of the rotary wing world (which was actually rivaled by Boeing’s 247 in its early years). On September 21 at Ridley Park, near Philadelphia, the great and the good from the Chinook’s present and past gathered at a ceremony in the newly refurbished factory to mark the occasion. On hand was U.S. Army Aviation Program Executive...
November 1, 2011
The withdrawal of American, British and other ISAF personnel from Afghanistan is not going to be restricted by whether or not the Afghan security forces can duplicate the currently of proficiency that they bring; that would be virtually impossible given the ticking timetable counting down toward 2015. However, there is a large-scale effort driven by Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, Commander of the NATO Training...
November 1, 2011
November 1, 2011
October 31, 2011
The Sikorsky CH-53K systems engineering team has received the Department of Defense’s Systems Engineering Top 5...
October 27, 2011
Russian Helicopters has handed over three Mi-171Sh military transports to the Defense Ministry of Peru. The helicopters are part of...
October 27, 2011
The Australian Army’s 100th pilot has completed the helicopter qualification course from Army Aviation Training and Training Support (AATTS). In...
October 20, 2011
The U.S. subsidiary of Elbit Systems, Elbit Systems of America, has been awarded a $23 million maintenance contract with the U.S. Army for its aviator's...
October 19, 2011
Portland, Ore.-based Simplex Manufacturing has reached an agreement to produce a large internal water tank for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook. The water tank is part of...
October 17, 2011
CPI Aerostructures signed a $2.3 million agreement with Sikorsky Aircraft to manufacture gunner window assemblies for...
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...
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