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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...
April 14, 2009
April 9, 2009
A joint venture company between Cobham Air Services and Bristow Helicopters, FB Heliservices operates 60...
April 1, 2009
MILITARY | EMS EADS delivered the first three of eight EMS-equipped UH-72A Lakotas to the D.C. National Guard in a ceremony at the D.C. Armory, March 12. The helicopters will replace their UH-1 Hueys. Spc. Lauren Bloch, a medic selected for assignment to the Lakotas, explained all of the state-of-the-art EMS equipment and other benefits of the...
April 1, 2009
TRAINING | SAR SRT Helicopters has been hired to teach advanced aerial Search and Rescue (SAR) techniques to the Chinese Ministry of Transport’s Rescue & Salvage Bureau. The Bureau has purchased four new Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters, doubling its SAR fleet to eight S-76C helicopters. SRT’s job is to provide indepth SAR training to...
April 1, 2009
PUBLIC | SERVICE They were promised in 2007, but eight Bell 412 EPs and three UH-60 Black Hawk transport helicopters meant to bolster Mexico’s war against drugs won’t be delivered until this September. That’s the news that hit Congress on March 10, 2009, during hearings into the escalating drug violence along the U.S-Mexican border. Waiting until September to deploy these aircraft is...
April 1, 2009
MILITARY Defense analysts are trying to assess Iraq’s readiness to defend itself without the support of current U.S. forces, and are wondering if the country will have enough helicopters once the U.S. pulls out. "At present, American forces are about evenly divided between combat and support units," explained John Pike, director of the respected intelligence Web site www.globalsecurity.org...
March 27, 2009
During an official ceremony, Sikorsky delivered the 100 new production UH-60M Black Hawk to the U.S. Army. The helicopters have a new airframe...
March 26, 2009
The U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopters have reached a milestone in U.S. Army service. EADS North America...
March 18, 2009
On March 18, 2009, Japan’s navy commissioned its largest helicopter carrier vessel ever. The...
March 18, 2009
The Minnesota National Guard has a new helicopter base. The $37.2 million, 140,000 square foot aviation support facility is...
March 6, 2009
Amarillo College, in Texas, has collaborated with Bell Helicopter for almost 10 years. Now, with Bell's new 137,000-square-foot hanger expansion in the works in Amarillo, the aerospace manufacturing college students have a...
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