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April 17, 2009
Electronic component manufacturer Telephonics Corp. has signed a contract with Lockheed Martin to support a continuing radar suite upgrade...
April 14, 2009
India-based MRF has won a contract to manufacture helicopter tires for Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd’s line of Chetak military helicopters. The tires will be...
April 14, 2009
April 8, 2009
LaBarge Inc., a Missouri-based electronic manufacturer, secured a $5.1-million contract...
April 1, 2009
MILITARY The Justice Department has charged Hossein Ali Khoshnevisrad, an Iranian citizen, and his Iranian company, Ariasa AG (Ariasa) with illegally purchasing/exporting helicopter engines and F4E-capable aerial cameras to Iran. According to a Department of Justice affidavit, Khoshnevisrad and Ariasa allegedly purchased 17 Rolls-Royce 250 turbines through an Irish trading company from Rolls-Royce Corp. in...
April 1, 2009
MILITARY Japan’s Maritime Self-Defense Force commissioned its largest ever helicopter-carrying destroyer. The 197-meters (646 feet), 13,950-tonne (13,729 ton) Hyuga will carry 11 helicopters...
April 1, 2009
Military — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command requested that the purchasing schedule to buy the CV-22 tiltrotor Ospreys be accelerated with eight of the Ospreys 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
Engine Recuperators, Efficiency and Survivability In their endeavors to produce a V/STOL UAV called the V-STAR (VTOL Swift Tactical Aerial Resource), Frontline Aerospace Inc. wanted to improve the range potential of their prototype UAV. Its use of Rolls-Royce 250-C20 engines required some research into improving range efficiency with that motor. That research brought them to recuperators. To beat these...
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 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
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 12, 2009
Italian helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland and Indian firm Tata Sons Ltd have agreed to build the...
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 The $581-million contract was awarded to Bell Helicopter and Boeing to provide logistics support for the MV-22 and CV-22. The U.S. Marine Corps has used its MV-22 since October 2007. Official remarks claim...
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 27, 2009
On Jan. 27, the government of Colombia announced it is days away from receiving 32 new helicopters for its military...
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