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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
The Minnesota National Guard has a new helicopter base. The $37.2 million, 140,000 square foot aviation support facility is...
March 13, 2009
EADS delivered the first three, of eight, UH-72A EMS Lakotas to the D.C. National Guard in a ceremony at the D.C...
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 1, 2009
MILITARY The Canadian Forces’ PR machine is backpedaling furiously, after top air officer Col. Christopher Coates suggested there might not be enough CF helicopters to provide security at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver while maintaining adequate air support in Afghanistan. Speaking to the Canadian Press―Canada’s version of the AP―at the Canadian base in Kandahar, Afghanistan, Coates...
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...
March 1, 2009
The Chattering Class Gets Nervous I recently ran into one of my counterparts at an aviation industry gathering, and his remarks to me were profoundly disturbing (well, what passes for profound among publishing’s "chattering class," anyway). Because I don’t particularly enjoy the company of lawyers, I won’t print this person’s name. Upon entering this crowded, noisy...
February 19, 2009
Air Comm Corporation has been selected by American Eurocopter to provide vapor cycle air conditioning systems for the U.S. Army’s Light...
February 6, 2009
EADS North America, the parent company of Eurocopter North America, has received a contract to build five additional UH-72A...
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...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY Although the city of Mumbai has had an airbase since 1964, India opened its first dedicated helicopter base...
February 1, 2009
MILITARY Boeing said that A160 Turbine (A160T) Hummingbird unmanned rotorcraft has achieved two major goals. First, the 35-foot-long rotorcraft has successfully shifted gears using its two-speed transmission while in flight. Second, the A160T has logged more than 100 hrs flight time. The successful gear-shifting is an important aspect of the A160T’s performance package, which is designed to support...
February 1, 2009
NEWS Anticipated reductions in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq in 2009 will not ease the demand for U.S. Army aviation there, the commanding general of the Army Aviation Warfighting Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. told the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) annual aviation symposium and exposition January 7-9. Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III said in a speech to the gathering that a troop...
January 28, 2009
The aircraft carrier John C. Stennis set sail on Jan. 17 with two 12-aircraft helicopter squadrons, one more squadron than the usual compliment. The...
January 28, 2009
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has ordered more helicopters to Afghanistan to transport wounded soldiers from hostile areas to field...
January 22, 2009
BAE Systems has begun promoting a hostile fire detector designed for helicopters. Similar to the Boomerang System used by some military ground units on their...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
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