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August 23, 2016
A retired NFL football player and Super Bowl champion is at the U.S. Army's...
August 11, 2016
  The U.S. Marine Corps has begun a three-year effort to repair all of its 147 aging CH-53E Super Stallion heavy-lift helicopters...
August 10, 2016
Airbus Helicopters has sold 30 H225M Caracals to the Kuwait Ministry of Defence. The agreement includes an associated support and services package. Airbus helicopters have...
August 5, 2016
The early bird deadline for discounted registration to R&WI's Rotorcraft Technology Summit is today. Interested attendees can register by today to receive a discount of $200 from their registration fees for the event to be held in Fort Worth, Texas, Sep. 19 to 20. You can register on the summit's website at...
August 5, 2016
Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America.  The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation’s army, air force and national police together have more than 100 Black Hawks and that country has...
August 2, 2016
Top industry leaders will share their expertise in applying new and emerging technologies to meet business and operational goals with helicopter owners and operators at Rotor & Wing International's Rotorcraft Technology Summit in Fort Worth, Texas, this September. The Summit...
August 1, 2016
The U.K. Ministry of Defence has received its 30th and final upgraded Leonardo AW101 Merlin Mk2 helicopter.  Leonardo and Lockheed Martin have been involved in the design, development and manufacture of the...
July 15, 2016
Tata Advanced Systems Ltd. and Bell Helicopter will work together to support India's aviation and defense modernization initiatives. The joint venture will develop both commercial and government light utility and reconnaissance helicopter...
July 12, 2016
Kaman is starting work to remanufacture and upgrade four SH-2Gs for Peru's navy following receipt of a $39.8 million contract, the company said today at the Farnborough Air Show.   Kaman Aerosystems Air Vehicles and MRO division secured the contract from General Dynamics Mission Systems—Canada, the lead contractor on the project. Kaman said it already had realized sales of $10.6 million through...
July 11, 2016
Boeing said it has delivered three H-47 Chinooks to the Australian Army last week, 85 days after receiving the order. The delivery brings Australia's...
July 8, 2016
The USAF Helicopter Pilots Assn. will hold its 20th reunion next week in Great Falls, Montana. The group was established in 1985 "to...
July 8, 2016
Piedmont Propulsion Systems (PPS) is advancing into the military helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul market with approval from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command to maintain and overhaul Sikorsky UH-60 main rotor hubs.  PPS provides aircraft...
June 30, 2016
Russian Helicopters has delivered two Mi-17V-5s to Serbia's Ministry of Defense.  An agreement for the aircraft had...
June 27, 2016
A Bell Helicopter 412EPI was on display for the Royal Thai Army's Aviation Day earlier this month in Lopburi, Thailand. June 14 commemorated Lt. Chuchat Waneeson...
June 23, 2016
Sikorsky said it has accepted a prototype aircraft by its Polish subsidiary PZL Mielec for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP) to build a fleet of multi-role T70 helicopters. The undersecretariat signed a contract with TAI and the subcontractors on Feb. 21, 2014, to procure 109...
June 21, 2016
Singapore is reportedly putting off its decision to purchase Airbus Helicopter Super Pumas to replace its military fleet after the fatal crash involving a civilian aircraft of that model off the Norwegian coast in April.   Singapore announced back in 2015 its decision to replace some of its military’s 32 aging Super Pumas. Airbus had been the leading...
June 16, 2016
The U.S. Navy delivered the first three Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks to the Danish Defense earlier this month. The aircraft will replace the force's fleet of British Lynx through the U.S. Foreign Military...
June 15, 2016
South Korea has reportedly received its first four AgustaWestland AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters, according to local media reports in that country. The reports said the South...
June 10, 2016
This week, aviators from around the world trained together in Kosovo for Operation Icarus, an exercise that builds cooperation between the U.S. and NATO partners when responding to complex situations.  Military crews of the Kosovo...
June 7, 2016
Turkey's defense ministry has started the clock on the development of more than 100 new utility helicopters over the next decade by signing final agreements with Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI), Sikorsky and three other aerospace contractors in that country.  TAI, which is the prime contractor on the program, said today that, with the agreements signed, the Turkish Utility Helicopter program...
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