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August 21, 2012
It is rare for any product that was first delivered 50 years ago to be still selling “like hot cakes,” but that is the story of Boeing’s H-47 Chinook. This is the 50th anniversary year of Boeing delivering its first H-47 helicopter and the defence/aviation media have been busy speculating whether it could make its centenary celebrations with further updates and the lack of any, as yet...
August 20, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal has issued a $37.2-million contract for rotor blade tooling on the Advanced Chinook...
August 15, 2012
Boeing has received a contract from the U.S. Army covering Phase II of the Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS) program. The $18-million...
August 14, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display...
August 13, 2012
The Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum hosted an event dedicated to helicopters on August 11 at the Udvar-Hazy Center near Dulles Airport in Virginia. Helicopters on display outside the museum consisted of a Fairfax County Police Bell 429, U.S. Coast Guard...
August 13, 2012
Oboronprom subsidiary Russian Helicopters hosted a three-day event commemorating the 100th anniversary of the country’s Air Force. The Aug. 10-12 event, which featured...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted Bell-Boeing's Joint Project Office a $22.2-million contract for non-reoccurring engineering with the CV-22...
August 7, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has extended the tour of duty for the unmanned Lockheed Martin/Kaman K-Max in Afghanistan. The unmanned aerial system (UAS) has delivered more than 1.6...
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 2, 2012
Lockheed Martin has obtained a $65-million contract for support services on the U.S. Army's...
August 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted a contract to Raytheon to provide 24 multi-spectral targeting systems for the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk...
August 1, 2012
Two Lockheed Martin/Sikorsky MH-60Rs Sierras are headed to the Royal Thai Navy, following the FMS sale of 24 Sierras to Australia. 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...
August 1, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has contracted Lockheed Martin Logistics Services to supply...
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...
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