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November 1, 2011
The U.S. Army Armed Scout Helicopter program has received its final safety enhancement program (SEP) from Bell for...
November 1, 2011
Bell has turned its tiltrotor attention to the V-22, as the manufacturer is in the final stages of selling its interest in the BA609 joint venture to AgustaWestland. Bell Photos Bell Helicopter CEO John Garrison knew exactly what he wanted to talk about when sitting down for an Oct. 11 interview at AUSA—the V-22 Osprey and the big picture at the company, which has taken a “laser focused”...
November 1, 2011
The Chinook H-47 is 50 years old—a veritable Douglas DC-3 Dakota of the rotary wing world (which was actually rivaled by Boeing’s 247 in its early years). On September 21 at Ridley Park, near Philadelphia, the great and the good from the Chinook’s present and past gathered at a ceremony in the newly refurbished factory to mark the occasion. On hand was U.S. Army Aviation Program Executive...
November 1, 2011
The withdrawal of American, British and other ISAF personnel from Afghanistan is not going to be restricted by whether or not the Afghan security forces can duplicate the currently of proficiency that they bring; that would be virtually impossible given the ticking timetable counting down toward 2015. However, there is a large-scale effort driven by Lt. Gen. William Caldwell, Commander of the NATO Training...
November 1, 2011
November 1, 2011
October 27, 2011
Russian Helicopters has handed over three Mi-171Sh military transports to the Defense Ministry of Peru. The helicopters are part of...
October 27, 2011
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter’s joint venture, KHDS, is reaching the end of its six-year development phase for the Surion. The Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH)...
October 27, 2011
In front of hundreds of employees at its plant in Grand Prairie, Texas on Thursday, Turbomeca Chairman & CEO Olivier Andries and Turbomeca USA President & CEO Russ Spray presented the 10,000th Arriel engine to the U.S. Army. On hand to accept the milestone engine—which will go into one of the Army’s...
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...
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