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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 31, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over a second NH Industries NH90 tactical transport helicopter (TTH) and seventh in the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) version to France’s DGA armament procurement agency. The TTH—which represents...
July 31, 2012
Textron Marine & Land Systems operating unit MillenWorks has obtained a contract from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM) to design a pair of components for the Helicopter Crew Safety System (HCSS). Plans call for the work to take place over 18 months at the MillenWorks facility in Tustin, Calif. The...
July 26, 2012
Boeing has received a $6.8-million contract from the U.S. Army to overhaul and support CH-47 Chinook...
July 25, 2012
Timothy Gowen has succeeded retiring Navy Capt. John Slaughter as head of the Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement for the U.S...
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 23, 2012
Boeing has inked an $84-million deal with the U.S. Army for production and support...
July 19, 2012
MD Helicopters has obtained a $40-million contract from the U.S. Army for the purchase of MD530F helicopters...
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 18, 2012
Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) has increased its in-country maintenance support contract involving the Colombian Army’s...
July 13, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted Bell Helicopter an extension to a previous contract for repair work...
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 10, 2012
The UK Ministry of Defence’s Eurocopter Puma Mk2 fleet has performed its first internal qualifications, leading up to the modified helicopter’s...
July 10, 2012
Following the first Foreign Military Sales (FMS) of 24 Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60Rs to the Australian Navy in the summer 2011, as well as two MH-60 Sierras to the Royal Thai Navy in August—a deal stated at the time to be worth around $3.2 billion—Mike Sears, director of international programs, MH-60R/S Seahawk stated at the Farnborough Airshow Monday that further potential customers now...
July 6, 2012
AgustaWestland North America has wrapped up a week of flight demonstrations for the U.S. Army, as part of the Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) program. AgustaWestland used an AW139M to serve as a technology demonstrator, and plans to present a militarized...
July 3, 2012
Sandel Avionics has agreed to provide Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) with HeliTAWS for the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH)...
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 3, 2012
Tanan 300 vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial system (VTOL Tactical UAS) from Cassidian. Cassidian The Tanan 300 vertical takeoff and landing tactical unmanned aerial system (VTOL Tactical UAS) from Cassidian was shown at recently at Eurosatory in Paris. The Tanan rotary UAS has been in development for around four years, which...
July 3, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has received a $19.1-million extension from the U.S. Navy for non-recurring engineering efforts related to the...
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