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October 27, 2011
October 14, 2011
The Australian Army has lifted the suspension of flying operations for its Boeing CH-47D Chinook fleet, including two helicopters serving in Afghanistan, after determining that there were no issues...
October 13, 2011
Bell Helicopter has hired Michael Andersen as vice president and program director for the Bell-Boeing V-22 program. Andersen...
October 13, 2011
Bell Helicopter tested its OH-58 Kiowa Warrior at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah during a Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability (MUSIC) demonstration in September. As part of the...
October 13, 2011
EADS North America has started handing over UH-72A Lakota LUHs outfitted with security and support (S&S) battalion mission equipment packages (MEPs) to the U.S. Army National Guard. EADS will...
October 11, 2011
EADS North America has added Rockwell Collins to its Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) team. Rockwell Collins...
October 1, 2011
Bell Boeing’s V-22 program has obtained a $34-million U.S. Air Force contract for new CV-22 trainers and upgrades to existing trainers. The contract calls for three new full-fuselage cabin operational flight trainers...
September 7, 2011
Lockheed Martin and Kaman have conducted a five-day K-MAX quick reaction assessment (QRA) for the U.S. Navy’s unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) program. The...
September 2, 2011
Bell Boeing's V-22 program has been awarded a $34-million U.S. Air Force contract for new CV-22 trainers and upgrades to existing...
September 1, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
September 1, 2011
The Chinese and Asian military helicopter markets are ones that are double-edged for most western helicopter manufacturers (OEMs). While directly supplying the Chinese military is not a market that is open to them, the huge rise in China’s economic strength and its subsequent renewed drive to modernize its military forces are giving many of its neighbors, who can buy from the western OEMs, the reason...
September 1, 2011
The health and mission effects of helicopter pilots and crewmembers who suffer from back and neck pain due to flying took center stage in late July during the Rotary-Wing Aircraft Seating Forum in Washington, D.C. A panel of speakers from military and scientific industries presented findings—as well as personal experiences—in regards to back and neck pain. The forum included representatives...
September 1, 2011
Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC Engineering Services has modified and delivered the last of 22 Russian Mi-17s for the Iraqi Air Force. This...
September 1, 2011
August 31, 2011
An intriguing insight into what might be the U.S. Army’s developing view of how it sees the proposed Joint Multi-Role (JMR) helicopter has come out of a presentation from Col. Doug Rombough, Program Executive Officer for rotary wing aviation for Special Operations Forces (PEO-RW). He gave the presentation at a recent Special Operations Forces industry conference, indicating that the current plethora...
August 31, 2011
At the end of August the United Kingdom’s Defence Secretary, Dr. Liam Fox, confirmed a long-awaited contract with Boeing for a further 14 CH-47 Chinook helicopters for the Royal Air Force (RAF). The confirmation came during a visit to RAF Odiham in Hampshire, the home of the UK’s CH-47 Chinook fleet. This order is for 14 new aircraft, which includes two replacements for helicopters that were...
August 25, 2011
EADS North America has handed over more than half of a 345-ship order for UH-72A Lakotas to the U.S. Army. The Army has received 219...
August 10, 2011
Makers of military rotorcraft are understandably nervous these days with the real possibility of up to $700 billion in defense-related cuts between now and 2023. Add in the recent credit default showdown and trillions in anticipated budget cuts from the so-called Congressional “super committee,” and the uncertainty increases. But the anxiety could be unnecessary, according to several industry...
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