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June 1, 2009
PRODUCTS | AVIONICS Curtiss-Wright Corporation will be supplying fly-by-wire transducers for Sikorsky UH-60Ms and CH-53Ks. The contract is worth $20 million during 15 years. "The multi-channel linear variable displacement transducers (LVDTs) Curtiss-Wright Controls will deliver for Sikorsky UH-60M Upgrade and CH-53K airframes...
June 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | SAR The hidden heroism of Air America, the CIA-funded civilian airline that rescued downed U.S. pilots during the Vietnam War, was finally spotlighted on April 18 when the CIA and the University of Texas at Dallas held a one-day symposium called "Air America: Upholding the Airmen’s Bond." The bond is the refusal of airmen to leave their downed compatriots behind enemy lines to...
June 1, 2009
MILITARY | SAR The V-22 Osprey’s image within the Pentagon clearly is changing after its use in Iraq by the U.S. Marine Corps and entry into service with the Air Force Special Operations Command. At a May 7 briefing on the new defense budget, Vice Adm. Steve Stanley...
May 19, 2009
With its helicopters growing in popularity in the area, Italian-based AgustaWestland has opened a new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, Portugal. The opening ceremony was attended by Italian...
May 18, 2009
This past weekend, Andrews AFB hosted the annual Joint Service Open House where members of every service participate in aerial shows, static displays and more. This year's show included aerial...
May 12, 2009
The University of North Dakota's Department of Aviation has won a $17 million contract to immediately train 27 Saudi pilots to fly helicopters, plus train 48 more within the next few years. The...
May 11, 2009
The Royal Air Force has announced that Prince William has completed basic singe-engine helicopter flight training, and is now scheduled to advance to multi-engine...
May 8, 2009
Northwest Helicopters, based in Washington, is an FAA certified repair station that has developed an important niche in the refurbishment of former military helicopters. The company specializes in Bell's UH-1 series, but it has also restored two Cobras and...
May 5, 2009
After nearly 30 years of California National Guard service, the last UH-1 Huey flew from Sacramento on its final...
May 4, 2009
The annual Quad A convention begins today and runs through May 6. The event is held at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel and Convention Center in...
May 1, 2009
These men and women are doing everything in that helicopter except flying it. From the military perspective backseaters, GIB’s, spoons, whatever you may call them, these people bring a myriad of talent to helicopter missions. In CSAR, medevac, and maritime missions they bring aircraft technical skills, medical skills and gunnery expertise. All the services including the U.S. Coast Guard employ and...
May 1, 2009
MILITARY | MEDVAC Collectively, the 58 American Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas currently on duty with the U.S. Army and National Guard have accumulated 10,000 flying hours. These light utility helicopters (LUHs), which are based on the Eurocopter EC-145 twin turbine civilian helicopter, can carry two pilots and six passengers in its standard LUH configuration. "10,000 hours is a...
May 1, 2009
PUBLIC SERVICE | COASTGUARD A Sikorsky S-92 made the longest non-stop mercy flight to date for the U.K.’s Maritime and Coastguard Agency. Based in Stornoway, Scotland, the S-92 flew 265 miles across the Atlantic Ocean on March 13 on a dispatched call to rescue a 26-year-old fisherman whose hand had been crushed while at sea. "The fishing boat’s location was almost 290 nautical miles west...
May 1, 2009
PRODUCTS | MILITARY The Digital Advanced Flight Control Systems (DAFCS) installed on U.S. CH-47F Chinook helicopters is helping pilots make safer desert landings. The Common Avionics Architecture Systems (CAAS) glass cockpit, DAFCS "provides the pilot with heightened situational awareness and safety," said Mark Ballew, Boeing’s senior business development manager for...
May 1, 2009
MILITARY | COMMERCIAL Thanks to $85 million in new government funding, Russia’s Mi-38 helicopter is scheduled to finish test flights this year, states a news release from the Kazan Helicopter Plant. "Serial production of the Mi-38 should begin...in 2010." So, will there be a market for this medium-lift helicopter, which is targeted for both civilian and military missions? Yes...
May 1, 2009
The company received a $60.3-million U.S. Army contract to supply 24 Bell Armed 407s to Iraq, with an option for...
April 30, 2009
The Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force, was deployed from its base in Iraq to its current base in Afghanistan. The squadron was originally...
April 29, 2009
CAE and its partners used the UH-1 Huey to demonstrate a system that fuses real-time landscape, using a light detection and ranging sensor, with a terrain...
April 28, 2009
Petty Officer 1st Class Latoyna Crawford and Petty Officer 3rd Class Johnnie Wiley won the Commander, Helicopter Sea...
April 17, 2009
Electronic component manufacturer Telephonics Corp. has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to support a continuing radar suite upgrade...
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