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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...
March 5, 2009
A Royal Air Force search and rescue  Sea King was used to transport...
March 1, 2009
CHARLOTTE ADMAS covers aviation and defense technology. She writes for our sister publication Aviation Maintenance and was the editor-in-chief of Avionics. She also writes for the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association. CHRIS BAUR is a dual-rated ATP with more than 11,000 hours, a certified aircraft dispatcher and flight instructor. He is a retired military pilot, who served in the U.S...
March 1, 2009
MILITARY | TECHNOLOGY Future Sikorsky medium- and heavy-lift helicopters may be fitted with dual-frequency Hub-Mounted Vibration Suppression (HMVS) made by LORD Corporation, under a teaming deal struck between the two companies. HMVS technology cancels out rotor-induced vibrations at the hub by providing equal and opposite centrifugal forces; the direction and speed of which are dynamically...
March 1, 2009
Military — Bell Helicopter delivered its ninth OH-58D Kiowa under the Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract for the U.S. Army. Military — The Government of Estonia approved the purchase of a third AW139 to perform SAR, medevac and border patrol duties for the Border Guard. Military — The Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota light utility...
March 1, 2009
CHC Group’s Heli-One, was awarded a new contract worth $8.9 million to complete avionics upgrades on two Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Pumas. The helicopters will receive, among other upgrades, installation of night vision goggles. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence awarded a nearly $45-million contract to Cobham Aviation Services’ joint...
February 17, 2009
The engineers at Lockheed Martin have upgraded a number of the UK’s  Merlin Mk1 helicopters with a new...
February 12, 2009
Members of the Teamsters union who work for helicopter giant Sikorsky will gather on Sunday, Feb. 15 to vote on a new labor contract...
February 1, 2009
Although the sale of new helicopters by Kaman Aerospace of Bloomfield, Conn. has dwindled off to virtually nothing in recent years, the company has continued to be one of the most profitable aerospace manufacturing companies by building components and structures for other aircraft companies. But in a relatively new venture, Kaman and its partner, Lockheed, are developing the Burro, an...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY A former Boeing employee has been sentenced to five months in prison, a $110,000 fine and five months of home detention after pleading guilty to sabotaging a CH-47 Chinook at the company’s...
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