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September 28, 2016
St. Michael is often depicted standing over a slain dragon in victory, sword in hand. An archangel, he is portrayed in the Bible as a symbol of good conquering evil, of bravery.    "Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back," says Revelation 12:7. "They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their...
September 26, 2016
German companies Schiebel Group and arms manufacturer Diehl Defence have renewed their teaming agreement four months after the 10th anniversary of the CAMCOPTER S-100. The Shiebel S-100 unmanned...
September 23, 2016
Modern Day Marine 2016 kicks off next week from Sept. 27 to 29. This event, co-sponsored by Marine Military Expos and Marine Corps Base, Quantico, is a military equipment, systems...
September 23, 2016
More than 26,000 attendees are expected to visit 600 displays in the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. during the Assn. of the U.S...
September 13, 2016
Lockheed Martin's new facility in Nowra, Australia, celebrated the 24th and final delivery of an MH-60R SEAHAWK to the Royal Australian Navy. That delivery occurred earlier this year. The new facility will house the new fleet and is comprised of two buildings: a...
September 9, 2016
The RCAF now has nine CH-148 Cyclone helicopters in various stages of capabilities/configurations. Another six will be...
September 6, 2016
The country's air force is now projecting it will be 2025 before its long-suffering CH-148 Cyclone...
August 10, 2016
Airbus Helicopters has sold 30 H225M Caracals to the Kuwait Ministry of Defence. The agreement includes an associated support and services package. Airbus helicopters have...
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America.  The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation’s army, air force and national police together have more than 100 Black Hawks and that country has...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
August 1, 2016
The U.K. Ministry of Defence has received its 30th and final upgraded Leonardo AW101 Merlin Mk2 helicopter.  Leonardo and Lockheed Martin have been involved in the design, development and manufacture of the...
July 12, 2016
Kaman is starting work to remanufacture and upgrade four SH-2Gs for Peru's navy following receipt of a $39.8 million contract, the company said today at the Farnborough Air Show.   Kaman Aerosystems Air Vehicles and MRO division secured the contract from General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada, the lead contractor on the project. Kaman said it already had realized sales of $10.6 million through...
July 8, 2016
The USAF Helicopter Pilots Assn. will hold its 20th reunion next week in Great Falls, Montana. The group was established in 1985 "to...
July 8, 2016
Piedmont Propulsion Systems (PPS) is advancing into the military helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul market with approval from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command to maintain and overhaul Sikorsky UH-60 main rotor hubs.  PPS provides aircraft...
July 1, 2016
The U.S. Air Force introduced the first of 21 HH-60G Pave Hawks as part of the Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) program. The HH-60G is used to conduct combat search and...
May 20, 2016
Air National Guard officials in Alaska, Pennsylvania and Texas are discussing the possibility of acquiring V-22s for search and rescue missions, according to a published report.   The U.S. Navy's V-22 deputy program manager told AHS International's annual Technical Forum yesterday that "there has been some dialogue with the Air Force Air Guard" and officials in those states have "shown...
May 19, 2016
An EgyptAir Airbus A320 carrying 66 passengers from Paris to Cairo, Egypt, crashed while traveling from Paris to Cairo, Egypt. French President Francois Hollande confirmed the plane had crashed, but it's too early to determine a cause. He said terrorism is not being...
May 18, 2016
International aviation leaders are seeking nominations for one of the world's most prestigious safety awards, but the deadline is nigh. Nominations for the 2016 Laura Taber Barbour Air Safety Award must be submitted by June 1.   The award honors a "significant individual or group effort contributing to improving aviation safety, with emphasis on original contributions" that was...
May 16, 2016
Leonardo-Finmeccanica introduced an AgustaWestland AW119 single-engine helicopter, called the TH-119. It was unveiled at the Navy League Sea-Air Space Exhibition today in Washington, D.C. The aircraft...
May 6, 2016
Bell Helicopter said it has donated $5,000 to support the U.S. Army Aviation Museum. Bell's EVP presented the donation to retired Lt. Gen. Daniel J. Petrosky, the...
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