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July 28, 2011
Early this year the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) renewed its support-by-the-hour contract, which provides a fixed cost per engine per flight hour, with European engine maker Turbomeca. The OEM will provide modular maintenance and service support for all 244 Arriel 2C2CG engines in the USCG’s fleet of HH-65C helicopters spread over 18 Coast Guard stations. During the Paris Air Show Russ Spray, President...
July 27, 2011
The health and mission effects of helicopter pilots and crewmembers who suffer from back and neck pain due to flying is taking center stage during the Rotary-Wing Aircraft Seating Forum, held Tuesday and Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Speakers from military and scientific industries presented...
July 27, 2011
Following a series of three crashes that resulted in the deaths of 17 people and a grounding of the Royal Thai Army’s helicopter...
July 20, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed the first airborne, maritime/fixed station Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) for the U.S. Army’s...
July 18, 2011
Following a total of 23 flights, Sikorsky has wrapped up the X2 Technology demonstrator program. The manufacturer flew the X2 prototype for the...
July 14, 2011
Andrew Drwiega talked exclusively to three of Sikorsky’s presidents on the eve of the Paris Air Show 2011, including Sikorsky Aircraft President Jeffrey Pino. Rotor & Wing: There is a widespread international concern today over the direction and pace of rotorcraft development in order to meet future needs. A main focus of concern seems to be the lack of government funding...
July 13, 2011
Andrew Drwiega, Rotor & Wing’s Military Editor, talked exclusively to three of Sikorsky’s presidents on the eve of the Paris Air Show 2011. The meeting occurred hot-on-the-heels of the Australian Defence Force’s long-awaited decision to buy the MH-60R Seahawk for its Air 9000 Phase 8 requirement for 24 multi-role maritime helicopters. But the conversation was much more about how...
July 6, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter has delivered the initial OH-58 “A2D” wartime replacement cabin to the U.S. Army. During a conference call on June 30 with reporters, Army and Bell officials provided an update on the progress of the program, which converts existing OH-58A models with a 3,500-lb max gross weight to a D model, with a max gross weight of 5,500 lbs. U.S. Army Lt. Col...
July 6, 2011
Fort Worth, Texas-based Bell Helicopter has delivered the initial OH-58 “A2D” wartime replacement cabin to the U.S. Army. During a conference call on June 30 with reporters, Army and Bell officials provided an update on the progress of the...
July 1, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida. The tests highlighted the abilities of the missile’s tri-mode seeker, which was mounted in the nose section of a modified Sabreliner 60 and used against multiple targets, including a Revenge Advanced Composites (RAC) patrol ship. While the trials...
July 1, 2011
The world’s leading helicopter designers and manufacturers need to radically change their products to incorporate more speed, greater range, bigger payloads, better reliability and reduced operating costs. This is a message that Philip Dunford, VP and COO for Boeing Mobility Systems, says he has been preaching “for the last seven years” and he is still doing so today although now it...
June 30, 2011
This year’s Paris Air Show was a washout in my more ways than just the weather, the partial rail-strike which made the daily commute from central Paris more of a misery than it already is, and the extortionate price of hotel rooms. In the summer of 2011 we experienced real signs of the migration of power to the east, especially in military helicopter terms. We are in strange times. The slashing of...
June 30, 2011
The Brazilian Navy has agreed to acquire two additional Sikorsky S-70B Seahawks as part of the U.S...
June 21, 2011
Sikorsky’s S-70i, the international Black Hawk variant, is making its first...
June 19, 2011
“We will build two S-97 prototypes with the first flying in under three and a half years,” said Sikorsky President Jeff Pino, talking exclusively to Rotor & Wing on the eve of the Paris Air Show. Pino believes that Sikorsky, by investing in research and development now, is preparing for the future. He doesn’t see the lack of government...
June 15, 2011
Northrop Grumman has demonstrated a new self-protection system processor for military aircraft at its facility for the U.S. Navy’s Naval...
June 9, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida. The tests highlighted the abilities of the missile’s tri-mode seeker, which was mounted in the nose section of a modified Sabreliner 60 and used against multiple targets, including a Revenge Advanced Composites (RAC) patrol ship. While the trials...
June 9, 2011
Lockheed Martin has completed testing of its joint air-to-ground missile (JAGM) again moving sea targets in the Gulf of Mexico near Eglin AFB in Florida...
June 1, 2011
Eurocopter Tiger.  Eurocopter/Anthony Pecchi Eurocopter has reportedly resolved “technical/harness problems” with the Tiger UHT (Unterstutzungshubschrauber Tiger) destined for the German Army, with 16 of the 80 ordered now delivered. Full responsibility for the aircraft was turned over to the Army last March, with the new aircraft being operated with the Kampfhubschrauberregiment 36...
June 1, 2011
ARH-129D is the latest attack variant of the AW129 Mangusta. AgustaWestland AgustaWestland has now completed development and testing of upgraded weapons and target acquisition systems for the ARH-129D aerial reconnaissance helicopter, the latest version of the attack-variant AW129 Mangusta. The company has also completed the first flight of the T129, an upgraded AW129 being modified to meet the needs of...
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