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October 16, 2008
The company won three awards resulting in Army Technology Investment Agreements with a combined value of more than $19 million...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY In February 2006, India’s navy set a March 2007 deadline to receive bids for 16-24 more anti-submarine warfare helicopters, but the manufacturers that were handed the request (AgustaWestland, Eurocopter, Kamov and Sikorsky Aircraft) asked for an extension. The...
October 1, 2008
MILITARY U.S. military services on Sept. 6 hosted a celebration in Washington of the celebration of the centennial of military aviation in the nation. Orville Wright left his home in Dayton, Ohio in mid-August 1908 for Washington, where he would conduct acceptance tests of the Wright Flyer for the U.S. Army. Two mechanics joined him for the trials: Charles Taylor and Charles Furnas. They spent Aug. 21 through...
October 1, 2008
The Marine Corps’ HMH-366 helicopter squadron, which was based in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and deactivated in 2000, was reactivated on Sept. 30 at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C. The base, located in Havelock...
September 22, 2008
The Indian Navy is putting out feelers for 16 heavy-duty helicopters with the probability of buying another 44. The...
September 1, 2008
Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $22-million contract for two MH-60S Sea Hawks. Work will be performed in Stratford and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2012. Bristow Academy Inc, Titusville, Fla., was awarded a $5.3-million contract for initial entry rotary-wing training from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life-Cycle Command. Work will be performed in Titusville and is...
August 28, 2008
The helicopters, built by Bell, began operating this month. They can fly farther, faster and have a greater load capacity, 125 percent higher, than the UH-1N (the UH-1N is being rebuilt and redesigned...
August 15, 2008
On Saturday, September 6, the Army Aviation Assn will be hosting an open house in Fort Myer...
August 13, 2008
The Rotor Embedded Actuator Control Technology, or React, project is a three-year effort to develop active surfaces in helicopter rotor blades and active...
August 1, 2008
PRODUCTS | AIRFRAMES A small Canadian firm aims to transform vertical heavy-lift with a blimp-helicopter capable of carrying 40 tons and staying aloft in almost all emergency conditions. Calgary, Alberta-based Jessco Logistics’ chief, Peter Jess, has set up SkyHook International to develop the neutrally buoyant combination of a helium blimp, CH-47 Chinook rotor systems and additional propulsion...
August 1, 2008
MILITARY NATO commanders in Afghanistan are struggling to overcome a significant shortage of vertical-lift capability in their fight against Taliban forces. The shortage is not entirely a lack of helicopters, military leaders of the alliance said in recent weeks. A big part of the problem is an inability to access the military helicopters that members of...
August 1, 2008
The Brazilian navy signed a letter of offer and acceptance with the U.S. government covering the planned purchase of four Sikorsky Aircraft S-70B Seahawks valued at almost $195 million (311 million reais). The letter also covers options for a further two Seahawks. Bell Boeing Tiltrotor Team, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $28.5 million contract for spare components for the U.S. Air Force CV-22. Work...
August 1, 2008
The U.S. Defense Dept is on the brink of a renaissance of interest and investment in vertical takeoff and landing systems across the services due to their invaluable operational impact. I aim in this article to set the record straight on Joint Heavy Lift’s status and future and its relationship to January’s agreement by the chiefs of staff of the U.S. Army and Air Force to create a consolidated...
August 1, 2008
Composites and Combat This article focuses on composite materials and their contribution to survivability in combat aircraft applications. Composite materials, specifically fiber-reinforced polymers, provide manufacturers with amazing improvements producing structural strength and flexibility. These composite panels vary from cowlings and integral structural members to all-composite rotor blades replacing...
July 21, 2008
Aircraft of the U.S. Air Force’s 302nd Air Expeditionary Group began their third week of coordinated efforts to control wildfires in California. The 302nd AEG aerial assets have conducted nearly 1,000 drops, delivering more than...
July 9, 2008
FIL Offers Free Shuttle Bus Service Farnborough International Limited (FIL) announced that it will provide a free shuttle bus service for exhibitors and trade visitors travelling in to next week’s air show from the three principal local railway stations. The majority of exhibitors and business visitors who attend the air show on the trade days (July 14 to July 18) travel to the event via train. FIL...
July 9, 2008
In July 2005, Textron won the U.S. Army contract for the next generation armed reconnaissance helicopter, ARH. The ARH, designated the ARH-70A Arapaho, were to replace the Army's current Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warriors that are the Army’s most heavily used fleet in Iraq and are...
July 8, 2008
After a daring but unsuccessful raid to free U.S. POWs in North Vietnam in 1970 and subsequent tours in Bosnia and Iraq, a Sikorsky Aircraft MH-53 has retired to...
July 3, 2008
Some of us who headed to Montreal in early May for the American Helicopter Society International's annual gathering were intrigued by hints that Boeing would break some news there. Specifically, a well-informed insider or two at the Army Aviation Assn of America yearly convention a month earlier had said...
July 3, 2008
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