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January 1, 2013
The Aeronautical Accessories brand offers advanced helicopter parts and accessories that are designed, manufactured, warehoused and distributed at two state-of-the-art facilities spanning 150,000 square feet.   Incredible Variety, Global Distribution With a product line consisting of more than 360 unique STCs, Aeronautical Accessories develops and distributes over 4,000 products and replacement parts...
December 20, 2012
EADS division Cassidian has introduced an electronic defense countermeasures system designed to deflect laser-guided weapons for helicopters, other aircraft, ground-based vehicles and ships. Elmar Compans, head of Cassidian’s Sensors & Electronic Warfare unit, notes that...
December 12, 2012
Bell Helicopter has handed over the first 429 to an operator based in the United Kingdom. National Grid Electricity...
December 12, 2012
Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins has secured two bids from the U.S. Army Contracting Command related to the Boeing CH-47 Chinook and Sikorsky...
December 5, 2012
Kathleen Wallace, founder of Kelowna, BC-based SkyTrac Systems, has sold the company to a group that includes Malachi Nordine, SkyTrac’s current director or product development, Stephen Sorocky and...
December 5, 2012
Bell Helicopter, Textron Systems and AAI—all subsidiaries of Textron Inc.—have opened a research lab in Huntsville, Ala. that will focus on systems integration and manned-unmanned teaming. The complex, which includes the Bell/AAI...
December 3, 2012
Rebel forces opposed to the Syrian regime run by President Bashar al-Assad claimed to have shot down a Syrian forces helicopter on November 27 using man-portable Russian-built SA-16 Gimlet ground-to-air missile(s). Video footage purports to show a helicopter being hit from the side in the engine just below the main...
December 1, 2012
By Andrew Drwiega, Military Editor With the U.S. Army now seemingly on a timeline for the acquisition of a new reconnaissance helicopter—the Armed Aerial Scout (AAS)—to replace its existing Bell OH-58 Kiowa Warrior fleet, the main question in these budget wracked times must be: How much “bang for the buck” can the U.S. Army afford? The challenge is one that has been delayed for...
December 1, 2012
2012 turned out to be a far more interesting year than many of us expected it to be in terms of new products and new uses or iterations of existing products. This article began with a simple concept—to provide an overview of all the products and services that industry vendors believed in strongly enough to showcase on the Hot Products pages for you during the past year. After all, the surveys always...
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 20, 2012
El Dorado, Calif.-based Sequoia Helicopters has chosen the Becker Avionics airborne BD406 beacon decoder for its MD530F. The decoder will be used to improve search and rescue (SAR) operations for the El Dorado County Sherriff’s Department Aero Squadron, which uses the MD530F from Sequoia on a voluntary basis. The BD406 has the capability to track and...
November 19, 2012
AgustaWestland has handed over an AW139 to the Beijing Public Security Bureau’s Fire Fighting Department. The helicopter will carry out firefighting and disaster relief missions around Beijing and also assist...
November 19, 2012
The China Airshow, which ran from November 13-18, has been good for Sikorsky in that it has been announcing contracts for its civil helicopters, namely the S-92 and S-76D. The Zhuhai Helicopter Company (ZHC), a subsidiary of China Southern Airlines, has acquired two Sikorsky S-92s to be used in offshore operations. ZHC will operate five S-92s and 12 S-76s once the deliveries are complete, targeted for the...
November 13, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has exercised an $8.2-million option to an existing Simmonds Precision Products contract for additional mechanical diagnostic...
November 9, 2012
Navicom Aviation Corp. has signed with Latitude Technologies to distribute its WebSentinel flight following system in Japan. Navicom, an...
November 6, 2012
The U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division has issued a $14.4-million contract to Sikorsky Support Services related to H-53 and H-60 support. The agreement, which runs through October 2015, covers...
November 5, 2012
EADS division Cassidian has partnered with Atech of Sao Paulo, Brazil to supply a tactical data management system (TDMS) for the Eurocopter EC725s that will enter...
November 2, 2012
St. Louis, Mo.-based ThrottleNet has custom-designed a mobile application for Helicopters Inc., an electronic newsgathering (ENG) leasing company. Pilots and administrative personnel are...
November 1, 2012
Aviation Maintenance Software CORRIDOR is industry-proven software developed to streamline the aviation maintenance process. Created by aviation professionals more than 15 years ago, CORRIDOR continues to improve efficiency, reduce errors, increase control and visibility, reduce costs, and elevate customer service levels for rotor and fixed wing service providers. CORRIDOR handles all functions in real...
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