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March 26, 2009
The U.S. Army's Light Utility Helicopters have reached a milestone in U.S. Army service. EADS North America...
March 6, 2009
Amarillo College, in Texas, has collaborated with Bell Helicopter for almost 10 years. Now, with Bell's new 137,000-square-foot hanger expansion in the works in Amarillo, the aerospace manufacturing college students have a...
March 3, 2009
Martin Cullen, Ireland's Arts, Sports and Tourism minister was seated next to the left-side door when it fell off at...
March 2, 2009
NBC affiliate WPXI in Pittsburgh is reporting that sensitive information on the technical specifications of Marine One have been compromised. The report says that files pertaining...
March 1, 2009
MILITARY | VIP The fact that the U.S. Navy’s VH-71 presidential helicopter program has exceeded its $6.1 billion budget by more than 50 percent does not mean that the program’s managers have been spending cash freely. In fact, "they have done a number of things to try and avoid getting to this point," said Lt Commander Victor Chen, the Navy’s public affairs officer for research...
March 1, 2009
MILITARY | VIP Cost overruns in the VH-71 presidential helicopter project, the canceled Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) contract and the U.S. Marines’ UH-1Y/AH-1Z acquisition have run afoul of the Nunn-McCurdy Amendment. But what precisely is Nunn-McCurdy, and why did it force all three projects to be reported to Congress? Here’s the history: Fed up with defense contract overruns, Sen...
March 1, 2009
Military — Bell Helicopter delivered its ninth OH-58D Kiowa under the Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract for the U.S. Army. Military — The Government of Estonia approved the purchase of a third AW139 to perform SAR, medevac and border patrol duties for the Border Guard. Military — The Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota light utility...
March 1, 2009
CHC Group’s Heli-One, was awarded a new contract worth $8.9 million to complete avionics upgrades on two Eurocopter AS332M1 Super Pumas. The helicopters will receive, among other upgrades, installation of night vision goggles. The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defence awarded a nearly $45-million contract to Cobham Aviation Services’ joint...
March 1, 2009
The Chattering Class Gets Nervous I recently ran into one of my counterparts at an aviation industry gathering, and his remarks to me were profoundly disturbing (well, what passes for profound among publishing’s "chattering class," anyway). Because I don’t particularly enjoy the company of lawyers, I won’t print this person’s name. Upon entering this crowded, noisy...
February 27, 2009
The company completed initial ground vibration testing for the the first production VH-71 presidential helicopter. The testing was conducted on pre-missionized aircraft to test the ...
February 24, 2009
President Obama agrees with Senator McCain that the project to build 28 VH-71s is off course...
February 18, 2009
Stephen Moss, CEO of the U.S. unit of AgustaWestland is reportedly breathing a little easier when it comes to the future of the company’s VH-71 Presidential Helicopter...
February 13, 2009
Connecticut’s representatives in the U.S. Congress have sent a letter to the Pentagon asking for a report that analyzes the “potential advantages” of reopening...
February 1, 2009
NEWS Anticipated reductions in the number of U.S. troops in Iraq in 2009 will not ease the demand for U.S. Army aviation there, the commanding general of the Army Aviation Warfighting Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. told the Association of the United States Army’s (AUSA) annual aviation symposium and exposition January 7-9. Maj. Gen. James O. Barclay III said in a speech to the gathering that a troop...
January 29, 2009
The Department of the Navy has officially informed Congress that the VH-71 presidential helicopter program is significantly over budget. In fact, the anticipated price for the three-engine...
January 22, 2009
BAE Systems has begun promoting a hostile fire detector designed for helicopters. Similar to the Boomerang System used by some military ground units on their...
January 20, 2009
Today, Eurocopter released its sales figures for 2008, which showed it fully met its objectives for the year. The...
January 19, 2009
After over 30 years of service, West Point’s two Bell UH-1H Iroquois helicopters have been replaced with a pair of Eurocopter UH-72A Lakotas, the Army’s new...
January 19, 2009
On Jan. 15, Tianjin Free Trade Zone and China Aviation Industry Corporation jointly invested in a program to create China Aviation Industry Helicopter Co., Ltd. (CAIHC) The...
January 12, 2009
Lockheed Martin's production facility in Owego, N.Y. took delivery of the first AgustaWestland-built VH-71 presidential helicopter. Lockheed Martin will...
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