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June 5, 2013
The Polish Air Force is adding its second VIP-configured W-3A Sokol twin-engine transport helicopter to its fleet, part of a 2011 contract for five...
June 1, 2013
R&W’s Question of the Month Which manufacturer(s) do you think will win the U.S. Navy’s relaunched VXX Presidential Helicopter replacement program? Let us know, and look for your and others’ wresponses in a future issue. You’ll find contact information below. Other Side of History I was enjoying reading the May 2013 print edition, when one article caught my attention. I’m...
June 1, 2013
  When U.S. President Barack Obama ordered the cancellation of the acquisition of a new presidential helicopter – the VH-71 Kestrel – in the summer of 2009, he may have been demonstrating his intention to be tough on wasteful defense spending, but in effect he was merely delaying a problem that would have to be addressed at a later date – or do without his Marine One helicopter...
May 9, 2013
The Turkish National Police (TNP) have received the first of two VIP outfitted Sikorsky S-92s, with the second scheduled for delivery later this year. They will be used for Head of State duties and join one existing S-92 in operation with the TNP since 2005. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS)...
May 8, 2013
The U.S. Navy is trying once more to replace the U.S. Presidential helicopter fleet. On May 3, the Navy issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for industry to respond in 90 days with their submissions for an aircraft to replace the current 11 VH-3D (a version of Sikorsky’s Sea King) and eight VH-60N ‘White Hawk’ helicopters (modified Sikorsky UH-60As). The acquisition will be for a...
January 1, 2013
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signaled the beginning of a new race to supply the next Presidential helicopter. The release by the Program Office (PMA-274) on Nov. 23 of draft request for proposal (RFP) for the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX) contract had been expected and is likely to be followed by a formal RFP around mid-FY13, according to the NAVAIR advisory notice...
November 28, 2012
Stakes are getting ever higher as government rotary wing contract awards often have far-reaching positives for American defense contractors. In the works are programs to replace the Army’s scout helicopter (Armed Arial Scout) and the Air Force’s combat search and rescue (C-SAR) helicopters (Combat Rescue Helicopter—CRH). The scout replacement is now in round three after the...
November 27, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) has signaled the beginning of a new race to supply the next Presidential helicopter. The release by the Program Office (PMA-274) on Nov. 23, 2012, of draft request for proposal (RFP) for the Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program (VXX) contract had been expected and is likely to be followed by a formal RFP around mid-FY13, according to the NAVAIR advisory...
November 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised a $41-million option involving its VH Presidential Helicopter contract with Sikorsky...
October 3, 2012
Eurocopter has handed over the first of two EC145s to the Bolivian Air Force. The Air Force will use...
October 3, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised a $41 million option involving its VH Presidential Helicopter contract with Sikorsky Aircraft. The...
October 1, 2012
AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman will partner to develop a helicopter based on the AW101 Merlin for upcoming bids for the USAF Combat Rescue Helicopter and the Navy’s Marine One Presidential Helicopter replacement. AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman announced on Sept. 18 that they will team up “to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH)...
October 1, 2012
The Ministry of Defence has received the first of 24 Puma Mk2s. Eurocopter has delivered the first Puma Mk2 to the UK Ministry of...
September 19, 2012
AgustaWestland and Northrop Grumman announced on Sept. 18 that they will team up “to respond to anticipated requests for both the new U.S. Air Force Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) and the Navy’s recently announced program to develop a new “Marine One” Presidential Helicopter.” A statement noted that the aircraft will be U.S.-built and based on the AW101 Merlin, with Northrop...
September 18, 2012
A British Army Air Corps Captain has just deployed to Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, Afghanistan for his second tour of duty. Hardly headline news until the name Captain Wales is mentioned, aka Prince Harry and third in line to the throne of the British Royal Family. The news incited an immediate response from alleged Taliban sources who claimed that they would now do their best to kill or capture him...
September 10, 2012
  Politicians have allowed good old animosities and pointless diplomatic foot-stamping get in the way of good decision making that is in the long-term interest of the United States. As the Russian government continues its support of the collapsing leadership of Syria’s President Bashar al Assad, and tries to supply new and/or repaired helicopters to its forces (the ship, the Alaed carrying them...
September 6, 2012
Marine Corps Commandant, Gen. James Amos has stated that a program aimed at replacing the Sikorsky VH-60s and VH-3 Sea Kings that carry the president has moved forward...
September 1, 2012
German Navy Marinefliegergeschwader 3 ‘Graf Zeppelin’ AgustaWestland Lynx Mk 88. In June, the UK was gripped by the start of heavy rainfall that would continue until the middle of July. The bad weather and preparation for supporting the London Olympics did not deter the personnel of RNAS (Royal Naval Air Station) Yeovilton from hosting another successful air day in the third weekend of June...
September 1, 2012
Col. Tony Potts with the PEO-Aviation flag. U.S. Army Col. Anthony “Tony” Potts, project manager for Aviation Systems since April 2008, leads a diverse organization with four unique product offices, more than 40 product lines, and some 400 military, government civilians, and contractors with an annual budget exceeding $753 million. Rotor & Wing had an opportunity to sit down with Col. Potts...
July 6, 2012
The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division has contracted Lockheed Martin Logistic Services for avionics maintenance, documentation and technical support...
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