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February 1, 2010
Military | Airframes Just as 2009 was drawing to a close, the U. K. Government announced that it would purchase 22 new Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters to supplement the 38 Chinook HC2/HC3 aircraft that the Royal Air Force (RAF) already operates. The RAF operates these rotorcraft as part of the tri-service Joint Helicopter Command (JHC), which also includes British Army and Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm...
January 1, 2010
Military | Airframes The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR)’s Tactical Airlift, Adversary and Support Programs (PMA-207) handed over four new Mi-17 helicopters to the...
January 1, 2010
Military | Airframes The partners who build the V-22 Osprey apparently no longer see eye-to-eye on trying to sell the military a C-130-sized tiltrotor for the Air Force-led Joint Future Theater Lift program, a project to build a...
December 1, 2009
Training | Simulators Along with its partner in the project, Bell Helicopter, Boeing has secured a U.S. Navy contract to upgrade the cabin part task...
November 1, 2009
MILITARY/AIRFRAMES The last of some 10,000 UH-1 Hueys built for the U.S. Army has now left operational service, ending a four-decade run as the “workhorse” of U.S. Army Aviation and solidifying forever the role of the helicopter in military operations. The last Huey—a UH-1H, tail number 0-21776 in operation with the 121st Medevac Company of the DC National Guard—was flown out of...
September 1, 2009
Clarification The caption for the image on pages 26 and 27 of the August 2009 issue stated that it was an unmanned K-MAX aerial truck. Several people wrote in to point out that, in fact, there was a person on board and he can clearly be seen in the photograph. To clarify, the photograph was taken during Lockheed Martin and Kaman testing in July. There was a safety pilot on board, as can be clearly seen...
September 1, 2009
MILITARY A standard, commercial EC145, the platform that serves as the baseline for the UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter (LUH), has completed a series of successful high/hot flight demonstrations. These tests proved it is able to meet the U.S. Army’s demanding high altitude/high temperature mission profiles for both current and future armed aerial scout, according to EADS. Operating from...
September 1, 2009
MILITARY Boeing has obtained a $1.15-billion contract for 15 new CH-47F Chinook heavy lift helicopters from the Canadian government. As part of the agreement, Boeing will partner with Canadian companies and issue supplier contracts. Initial support tied to the contract is estimated at more than $500 million, with future investments reaching a potential of $2 billion to the Canadian industry in support of...
September 1, 2009
MILITARY The U.S. Marine Corps, eager to reduce the number of troops exposed to roadside bombs laid to ambush convoys in Afghanistan, took a step Aug. 5 toward producing unmanned helicopters to deliver supplies to forward operating bases (FOBs) in that rugged country. Kaman Helicopters and Lockheed Martin Corp’s Systems Integration division received $860,000 to demonstrate their unmanned K-MAX. The...
August 1, 2009
Australia’s latest defence capability plan (DCP), released July 1, reveals plans to upgrade or replace three types of helicopters in service with the country’s Defence Force (ADF). In particular, it looks at modernizing the mission equipment to its Eurocopter Tiger fleet, "to ensure the Australian Tigers retain currency with operational requirements." The new DCP predicts a "new...
August 1, 2009
To say that it is an ambitious product would be an understatement, but to say that it is impossible would be exaggeration. However, France and Germany have certainly set themselves a difficult task. Both countries want to procure a common heavy lift helicopter. Germany needs to replace its Sikorsky CH-53G aircraft by around 2020, while the French armed forces, which have not previously operated a heavy...
August 1, 2009
The V-22 Osprey has had a long, expensive and very chequered history, and in addition to highly publicized — and very deadly — crashes it has suffered more than its share of criticism. So, initial reports from the Marine Corps about its glowing performance in Iraq were received as a sign that one of modern aviation’s most intriguing concepts had finally matured. Of course, we should have...
July 1, 2009
MILITARY | HEAVY LIFT The European Union has decided to build its own heavy-lift helicopters to replace its aging CH-53 Sikorsky Sea Stallions. The project is led by the European Defense Agency. It is a response to a shortage in heavy lifts for European military missions in Afghanistan and Chad. So serious is the shortage that European countries have had to charter Russian Mil-26s to move their troops and...
July 1, 2009
MILITARY | HEAVY LIFT Boeing and AgustaWestland will be jointly supplying and supporting 16 new Chinook helicopters for the Italian military. The contract is worth $1.23 billion and will run until 2017. The amount includes five years of support. "At an...
July 1, 2009
COMMERCIAL | MEDIUM LIFT Russia’s second Mi-38 medium lift helicopter has been assembled by the Kazan Helicopter Works — without Pratt & Whitney Canada PW127TS engines. Instead, Kazan has installed two Russian-built Klimov TV7-117V engines in their place. According to Georgy Sinelshchikov, general director of the Moscow Helicopter Plant, U.S. laws...
June 18, 2009
Members of the 304th Integrated Theater Signal Battalion in Camp Mobile, South Korea, practiced attaching a vehicle to the underbelly of a Chinook this week. Two helicopters...
June 17, 2009
The National Research Council Canada (NRC) provides specialized training for test pilot schools at its flight research lab in Ottawa. The two-week sessions train pilots on advanced handling qualities. The pilots go to the...
June 1, 2009
Europe’s Helicopter Shortage and Other Stories PARIS — European nations field several hundred military helicopters, for heavy transport, battlefield utility, and various attack missions. Yet, six years after the beginning of military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, European military contingents deployed in both countries remain woefully under-equipped in terms of helicopter support. The...
May 21, 2009
The European Union is developing a new heavy-lift helo to replace its CH-53 Sea Stallions and may work on the project with the U.S. The EU has been short on...
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...
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