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November 26, 2012
The Swedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket), the authority responsible for maritime and aeronautical search and rescue (SAR) services in Sweden, has placed an order with AgustaWestland for seven AW139 intermediate twins. The AW139s will be outfitted for SAR missions and equipped with a Full Ice Protection System (FIPS), allowing all-weather operations in icing conditions. The helicopters will...
October 9, 2012
NACRA Testbed for Rapid Warfighter Response and Experimentation, or T-Rex. The U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement has now entered its second phase, or “NACRA 2.0”, as of last June, according to NACRA Director Timothy Gowen. Movement into the second phase gives NACRA a stronger entry into the area of technology development while building stronger ties with research scientists...
October 8, 2012
Eurocopter EC175 in flight. Watching an EC175 test aircraft performing a series of climbs, turns and hovers at a satellite airfield cum-training ground near Eurocopter’s Marignane headquarters showed not only an aircraft well on the way to certification, but talking to its flight test crew revealed the continuing headlong development rush that has been a company trademark since its inception in 1992...
October 3, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force. The Air Force will use...
October 1, 2012
Eurocopter EC725 in SAR configuration. Eurocopter has signed an agreement with the Royal Thai Air...
October 1, 2012
The first modernized CH-53GA aircraft has been handed over to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) by the Eurocopter Military Support Center, with another 39 aircraft to follow over a three-year period. The plan to update the aircraft reaches back to 2007 when it was decided to extend the design life of the aircraft from 6,000 to 10,000 hours. This should allow them to operate beyond 2030. Eurocopter is...
October 1, 2012
Green Blade 2012 exercise logo. Exercise Green Blade, scheduled for Sept. 17 to Oct. 5 in Belgium, is the second major multinational helicopter training exercise organized by the European Defence Agency this year. It follows hot on the heels of Exercise Hot Blade (see Rotor & Wing, August 2012, page 44), which was held in Portugal from July 4-19. Whereas Hot Blade’s ambitions are to train...
September 24, 2012
Eurocopter has reached an agreement with the Royal Thai Air Force to supply four EC725s in...
September 21, 2012
EADS division Cassidian has agreed to provide the German Armed Forces with support in Afghanistan related to the mobile version of its computer-based operations support system, which is compatible with the...
September 10, 2012
AgustaWestland company PZL-Swidnik has initiated development of the multi-role W-3PL/N. The naval variant is patterned after the armed W-3PL Gluszec. The development team based in Swidnik will...
September 1, 2012
German Navy Marinefliegergeschwader 3 ‘Graf Zeppelin’ AgustaWestland Lynx Mk 88. In June, the UK was gripped by the start of heavy rainfall that would continue until the middle of July. The bad weather and preparation for supporting the London Olympics did not deter the personnel of RNAS (Royal Naval Air Station) Yeovilton from hosting another successful air day in the third weekend of June...
September 1, 2012
An AgustaWestland AW109 hovers in the air in preparation for training Albanian Ministry of Defence pilots through FB Heliservices. The Albanian Ministry of Defence has...
September 1, 2012
Col. Tony Potts with the PEO-Aviation flag. U.S. Army Col. Anthony “Tony” Potts, project manager for Aviation Systems since April 2008, leads a diverse organization with four unique product offices, more than 40 product lines, and some 400 military, government civilians, and contractors with an annual budget exceeding $753 million. Rotor & Wing had an opportunity to sit down with Col. Potts...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted Bell-Boeing's Joint Project Office a $22.2-million contract for non-reoccurring engineering with the CV-22...
August 1, 2012
Portuguese Merlin EH101 inserts a protection force via fast roping during the EDA training exercise. Duke 21, you are cleared to proceed to the southern landing zone, Sabre. With that order, transmitted by the airborne mission commander working out of a Belgium Air Force A109B hovering just below a ridgeline with a view of the battlefield, two Austrian Air Force AB212s sped across the northern Portuguese...
August 1, 2012
Well it’s that time of year again when Reserve and National Guard aviators plan and execute their annual training plans. Many commercial pilots are members of the Reserve components and take time off of their flying jobs to “switch hats” and put on the green flight suit to serve their country. The difficulty with keeping current and proficient within the active duty flight regulations...
August 1, 2012
Attending the Farnborough Airshow in early July reconfirmed the increasingly widely held belief that the center of gravity of business, particularly military aerospace, is moving eastward and away from Europe. Everybody knows it, and while the facade was still familiar, the commitment was not there. As a journalist, there were fewer rotorcraft press briefings than I have ever seen. AgustaWestland alone...
July 26, 2012
Boeing has received a $6.8-million contract from the U.S. Army to overhaul and support CH-47 Chinook...
July 25, 2012
Eurocopter’s X3 U.S. summer tour—which started with a June 20 ceremony in Grand Prairie, Texas and included trips to Redstone Arsenal, Fort Bragg, Davison Army Airfield and Manassas Regional Airport—will end on Thursday after a visit to the Pentagon. From there, it will make a ferry flight to Richmond, Va. before being disassembled and flown back to Europe. Rotor & Wing caught up with...
July 12, 2012
On June 6, 2012, a lone CV-22 from Canon Air Force base in New Mexico—home of the 27th Special Operations Wing—flew a 2,600-nm round trip lasting more than 11 hours to USS Wyoming (SSBN-742, an Ohio class submarine), to simulate a medical evacuation. The aircraft appeared over the submarine within 15 seconds of the allotted time and a litter was lowered from around 150 feet to simulate the...
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