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April 2, 2012
Rockwell Collins has completed a series of flight tests of its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) on a U.S. Army Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk. Among the CAAS features vetted during the test...
April 1, 2012
Ka-52 Alligator. While Russian Helicopters is expanding globally in civil markets, the manufacturer’s military variants continue to draw international attention. Photos by Russian Helicopters During a Feb. 13 interview at Heli-Expo, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov sat down with Rotor & Wing to discuss a number of topics, ranging from global expansion, emerging markets and training, to...
April 1, 2012
Boeing and the U.S. Army have wrapped up a series of tests on the company’s Adaptive Vehicle Management System (AVMS), a rotorcraft flight control system. AVMS...
April 1, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) aimed at producing a smaller, cheaper, and yet more powerful engine for the UH-60 and AH-64 fleets is not only running on-time and on-budget, but has become a major player in the Army’s future budgetary planning. Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC) is a 50/50 joint venture involving Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney that is producing the...
April 1, 2012
The following stories appeared in the Around the World section of recent issues of the Military Insider e-letter. To read more, follow the links below and visit www.aviationtoday.com/rw Afghanistan K-MAX Operational in Afghanistan www.aviationtoday.com/rw/military/utility/75495.html Diamond in the Rough www.aviationtoday.com/rw/military/attack/75284.html Australia Thales, Boeing Pick EC135 for Australian...
April 1, 2012
U.S. Army Air Operations Group’s 12th Aviation Battalion flies a fleet including ”gold top” VH-60, UH-60 and UH-72A helicopters. Like most major U.S. corporations, the U.S. Army maintains a fleet of VIP aircraft for its top executives. And for the same reasons—to get its top people where they need to go as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, while this fleet of rotary and...
April 1, 2012
Artist’s impression of the two versions, Army and Royal Navy, flying in formation. The AW159 Lynx Wildcat from AgustaWestland is the successor to the existing Lynx and will enter service with the British Army and Royal Navy (RN) during 2014-2015, more than 36 years since the first Lynx helicopter achieved operational capability with the British Army in 1978. The designations are the Lynx Wildcat AH...
March 30, 2012
Eurocopter is promoting its helicopters for various Indian Armed Forces current and upcoming procurement activities. The manufacturer plans to submit...
March 30, 2012
The Ministry of Defence for Nigeria has revamped two Eurocopter AS332 Super Pumas for the Nigerian Air...
March 28, 2012
The U.S. Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) has selected its National Award winners for 2011. The winning individuals and units will be recognized during the AAAA Annual Professional Forum & Exposition (Quad-A), held in Nashville next week. The awards recognize outstanding achievements of civilians, soldiers and units. This year...
March 26, 2012
The Australian Defence Force’s Boeing CH-47 Chinook fleet has rejoined the International Security Assistance...
March 21, 2012
A Turkish Armed Forces Sikorsky helicopter crashed into a residential area in Afghanistan on March 16, killing all 12 people on board, plus four Afghan civilians on the ground. According to the Turkish military, the helicopter and its crew were tasked to...
March 8, 2012
Cobham Aviation Services and Bristow Helicopters joint venture, FB Heliservices, has agreed to provide helicopter flight training for the UK Ministry of Defence at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and Army Aviation Centre (AAC) Middle Wallop. The four-year, £193-million (approximately $303-million) contract carries two one-year extension options and will also service and support RAF Shawbury and AAC...
March 8, 2012
Brazil is one of the driving forces behind Latin America’s emergence as a fast-growing market for helicopter support operations. The largest rotorcraft operator in Latin America is Lider Aviacao, with a fleet of 61 helicopters—comprising the Sikorsky S-92, S-76A/C+/C++ and Bell 412/212—as well as 31 fixed-wing aircraft. Lider employs 250 helicopter pilots and recently purchased an S-76...
March 2, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has contracted Vista, Calif.-based Sandel Avionics to supply a Mil-Std version of the...
March 1, 2012
Jeff Pino addresses the press at Heli-Expo 2012. Photo by Andrew Parker Igor Sikorsky “thought the helicopter was only here to save lives,” said Jeff Pino, president of Sikorsky Aircraft, at the start of his Heli-Expo briefing. “We’ve kind of counted how many lives have been saved by Sikorsky—and come up with two million!” Was he joking? According to Sikorsky’s own...
March 1, 2012
Lynn Tilton speaking during her Heli-Expo 2012 press conference. Lynn Tilton’s press conference at every Heli-Expo is always one keenly anticipated by the media, as Tilton herself freely admitted: “They come more to see what I am wearing than what I am saying.” But MD Helicopters is now less in need of her flamboyance than at any time since Patriarch Partners (her investment company) took...
March 1, 2012
During Heli-Expo, the U.S. Federal budget was announced with the confirmation that the Department of Defense will indeed spend $486.9 billion less than was planned in last year’s budget (savings to be gained through reductions in force structure and modernization). The headline was that base defense spending will reduce by 1 percent to $525.4 billion in 2013, while DoD Overseas Contingency Operations...
March 1, 2012
During a Feb. 13 interview at Heli-Expo, Russian Helicopters CEO Dmitry Petrov sat down with Rotor & Wing to discuss a number of topics, ranging from emerging markets to aftermarket support. The Moscow-based conglomerate is made up of a dozen subsidiaries, including Mil and Kamov, employing a total of around 40,000 people. Petrov said that Russian Helicopters is keeping tabs on the civil rotorcraft...
February 23, 2012
Members of the media attending Heli-Expo in Dallas were treated to an aerial performance of the AgustaWestland AW609 tiltrotor. The Feb. 11 demonstration flight took place at Arlington Municipal Airport (KGKY), just outside of the aircraft’s local hangar. At the controls was senior program test pilot Pietro Venanzi. The AW609—formerly the BA609, when Bell Helicopter was a partner in the...
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