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August 2, 2012
Boeing has issued contracts to Ottawa-based General Dynamics Canada and L-3 Communications MAS of Mirabel to provide in-service support for the...
August 1, 2012
Well it’s that time of year again when Reserve and National Guard aviators plan and execute their annual training plans. Many commercial pilots are members of the Reserve components and take time off of their flying jobs to “switch hats” and put on the green flight suit to serve their country. The difficulty with keeping current and proficient within the active duty flight regulations...
August 1, 2012
Attending the Farnborough Airshow in early July reconfirmed the increasingly widely held belief that the center of gravity of business, particularly military aerospace, is moving eastward and away from Europe. Everybody knows it, and while the facade was still familiar, the commitment was not there. As a journalist, there were fewer rotorcraft press briefings than I have ever seen. AgustaWestland alone...
July 26, 2012
Boeing has received a $6.8-million contract from the U.S. Army to overhaul and support CH-47 Chinook...
July 24, 2012
Sikorsky Helitech, a Sikorsky Aircraft Australia company, has obtained a contract from the Austrailian Defence Force (ADF) involving a four-year agreement...
July 24, 2012
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to halt a Pentagon contract with Russian Helicopters subsidiary, Rosoboronexport, for 10...
July 19, 2012
The U.S. Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal has issued a $2.8-billion contract to Sikorsky Aircraft for more than 900 UH-60 and...
July 12, 2012
On June 6, 2012, a lone CV-22 from Canon Air Force base in New Mexico—home of the 27th Special Operations Wing—flew a 2,600-nm round trip lasting more than 11 hours to USS Wyoming (SSBN-742, an Ohio class submarine), to simulate a medical evacuation. The aircraft appeared over the submarine within 15 seconds of the allotted time and a litter was lowered from around 150 feet to simulate the...
July 3, 2012
Rockwell Collins demonstrated its synthetic vision technology in a Black Hawk simulator during Quad-A in April 2012. Photo by Andrew Parker The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has contracted Rockwell - for avionics development on the multifunction radio frequency (MFRF) program. The...
July 1, 2012
Marines with the Combat Logistics Battalion 5, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward) perform a “hot hook-up” with a hovering K-Max. USMC The U.S. Marine Corps has successfully completed a procedure known as a “hot hook-up” using an unmanned Kaman...
July 1, 2012
The Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office has obtained a $23-million contract from the Naval Air Systems Command for...
July 1, 2012
Bell-Boeing MV-22 Osprey flying over Westminster Abbey and the Thames river in London, UK. The aircraft is from USMC Squadron VMX-22 based in New River, N.C. Bell-Boeing This year’s Farnborough International Airshow could potentially be one of the quietest for military rotorcraft sales given the hugely uncertain economic situation in Europe. The civil market too is under pressure with corporate...
July 1, 2012
Left: Crosby during an exclusive Rotor & Wing interview. Right: At Quad-A in April, Crosby at a press conference with other Army leaders, including Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield (sitting next to Crosby). U.S. Army Aviation Maj. Gen. William “Tim” Crosby, the Program Executive Officer (PEO) since 2008, leads an organization with seven unique Project offices, more than 2,250 military...
July 1, 2012
I want to start this column by acknowledging the retirement of Jeff Pino as president of Sikorsky Helicopters. I met Jeff while he was with Bell Helicopter. He called from Bell one day and invited me to a customer feedback session. I attended along with several other chief pilots from Bell operators around the world. Nobody ever said that the chief pilots of PHI or CHC Helicopters et al, lack opinions or...
July 1, 2012
For the moment at least, while traditional high-spending military customers from Europe and North America are being put to the sword by their financial masters (motto: fear naught—apart from accountants), industry is having to radically rethink its global military business strategy. The markets for high-price ticketed items such as attack helicopters and those designed specifically for military...
July 1, 2012
Lewis currently serves as the director for aviation development at the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development, and Engineering Center. He manages and directs the execution of the Army Aviation Science and Technology portfolio, including basic and applied research, and advanced technology development. A career Army Aviator and experimental test pilot, his duties now include serving as the...
June 27, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued a $74.4-million contract to Bell-Boeing for one CV-22 that will replace a lost tiltrotor...
June 18, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has received a $19.1-million extension from the U.S. Navy for non-recurring engineering efforts related to the...
June 4, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has successfully completed a procedure known as a "hot hook-up" using an unmanned Kaman K-Max at Camp Dwyer in Afghanistan. The...
June 1, 2012
V-22 Osprey Westlake, Ohio-based Pines Technology has received a performance award from Boeing for its CNC tube benders on the Bell-Boeing...
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