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October 10, 2012
Community members, health service providers and public safety officials gathered with Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley on Friday to take delivery of the first AgustaWestland AW139 to join the Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation Command. The medium twin-engine aircraft, plus nine sister ships due for future handover, will gradually replace the agency’s aging fleet of Eurocopter Dauphins currently...
October 10, 2012
Source: The Domus Group United Arab Emirates, Dubai: The Domus Group, a leading international exhibition specialist, revealed the names of over 80 International and domestic corporate exhibitors taking part in the coming Dubai Helicopter Show 2012- the third largest International civil and military helicopter technology and operations exhibition. International Contributors from U.S.A, Canada, U.K, Germany...
October 10, 2012
Bell Helicopter, Enstrom, Russian Helicopters and Sikorsky will be among the featured exhibitors at the 5th edition of the Dubai Helicopter Show, scheduled for Nov. 6-8 in UAE. The Middle East venue will also highlight more than 80 helicopter operators, manufacturers and suppliers, including...
October 9, 2012
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has informed Congress of Indonesia's desire to purchase Boeing AH-64D Apaches. The estimated value of the agreement...
October 9, 2012
NACRA Testbed for Rapid Warfighter Response and Experimentation, or T-Rex. The U.S. Naval Aviation Center for Rotorcraft Advancement has now entered its second phase, or “NACRA 2.0”, as of last June, according to NACRA Director Timothy Gowen. Movement into the second phase gives NACRA a stronger entry into the area of technology development while building stronger ties with research scientists...
October 8, 2012
The U.S. Navy has exercised an $11.9-million option with Indianapolis-based Rolls-Royce for maintenance services on the...
October 8, 2012
Boeing has received a $136-million contract modification from the U.S. Army related to work on the...
October 8, 2012
Eurocopter EC175 in flight. Watching an EC175 test aircraft performing a series of climbs, turns and hovers at a satellite airfield cum-training ground near Eurocopter’s Marignane headquarters showed not only an aircraft well on the way to certification, but talking to its flight test crew revealed the continuing headlong development rush that has been a company trademark since its inception in 1992...
October 5, 2012
The U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency has notified Congress of a request from the Republic of Korea for a pair of helicopter fleet purchases through the foreign military sales (FMS) program. The South Korean government is seeking to...
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 Ka-27 (shown here) is one of the models under consideration in the Ramenskoye avionics deal. Russian Helicopters has agreed to facilitate major fleet upgrades for two operators—Poly Technologies of China, which has purchased 52 Mi-171Es, and NefteGazAeroCosmos, which will take delivery of 18 light Ka-226TGs for utility work in Russia. The manufacturer has also formed a partnership with Ramenskoye...
October 1, 2012
The PZL-Swidnik SW-4 Solo on display during the International Defence Industry Exhibition in early September. Poland-based AgustaWestland subsidiary PZL-Swidnik took the wraps off its SW-4 “Solo” helicopter program during the International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) in Kielce, Poland. The prototype is what the company calls a “Rotorcraft Unmanned Air...
October 1, 2012
Augusta, Ga.-based Med-Trans has teamed up with AirMed to operate AirMed’s air medical services for...
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...
October 1, 2012
The first modernized CH-53GA aircraft has been handed over to the German armed forces (Bundeswehr) by the Eurocopter Military Support Center, with another 39 aircraft to follow over a three-year period. The plan to update the aircraft reaches back to 2007 when it was decided to extend the design life of the aircraft from 6,000 to 10,000 hours. This should allow them to operate beyond 2030. Eurocopter is...
September 28, 2012
EADS North America has launched flight demonstrations of its AAS-72X+ to showcase it to U.S. Army leadership as part of a bid for...
September 26, 2012
The U.S. Navy has awarded an $83-million contract to General Electric for component repairs and spare parts on the T-64 engine. The 16 engines under the...
September 26, 2012
The first flight, under its own power, of a manned electric helicopter happened on Aug. 12, 2011, as witnessed by a court bailiff. During the following weeks, the aircraft logged a total 99.5 minutes of flying time in 29 flights. A typical flight lasted four minutes, with a demonstrated maximum of six minutes, Chretien said. Actual forward flight above translational speed (15 to 20 knots) was never...
September 25, 2012
The South African Air Force has selected AgustaWestland to support its fleet of 30 AW109 light utility helicopters (LUHs). The manufacturer will provide...
September 19, 2012
Heli-One has agreed with Germany’s Bundespolizei (BPOL) federal police force to provide long-term maintenance, overhaul and repair services for its fleet of Eurocopter Super Puma AS332L1s. The NATO Support...
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