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November 5, 2013
Sikorsky Aircraft has gone through the initial testing phase of the 35-foot main and 10-foot tail rotor blades for the CH-53K, the heavy lift helicopter being developed for the U.S. Marine Corps. The blades are designed to meet USMC requirements for the CH-53K’s maximum gross weight of 88,000 lbs. Mike Torok, CH-53K vice president at Sikorsky, notes that the blades are important in helping...
May 3, 2013
FAA has issued a group of four airworthiness directives (ADs) related to the Eurocopter AS350/355, 365 and the MBB/Eurocopter BK117. One of the ADs requires inspections of the Aerazur emergency flotation gear, including the attachment brackets on the AS350 (models B, BA, B1...
April 1, 2013
The U.S. Army has awarded Boeing a $17.9-million contract to provide design and engineering...
April 1, 2013
Lockheed Martin/Kaman unmaned cargo K-Max.    Gary Tenison, vice president of business development and marketing for Kaman Aerospace, told Rotor & Wing that the company’s recent restructuring is part of a strategy to focus on operators. “One Kaman is about consolidating the Kaman business,” he said. “Helicopters were once apart and are now within the Aerosystems group...
February 27, 2013
Helicopter Technology Company (Booth C2917) is inviting Hughes/MD model 369, 500 and 600 operators to a technical briefing during Heli-Expo...
January 9, 2013
Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau has authorized installation of the BLR Aerospace FastFin tail rotor enhancement on...
November 14, 2012
Moscow-based Russian Helicopters has unveiled more details on its Russian Advanced Commercial Helicopter (Rachel). The Rachel program is meant as an eventual replacement for the Mi-8/17 family. The “high-speed” medium twin will be capable of 194 knots, thanks to “streamlined main rotor blades and fuselage.” At 10 to 12 metric tons (22,000 to 26,400 pounds), it will have a seating...
October 3, 2012
Boeing has granted an engineering support services contract to General Dynamics Canada covering the Canadian Forces’ CH-147F Chinooks. This...
October 1, 2012
The Defense Logistics Agency has issued a contract to Sikorsky Aircraft to provide rotor blades...
September 12, 2012
Manchester, Conn.-based Timken Aerospace Transmissions has won a $16.9-million contract from the Defense...
September 1, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has granted a $600,000 contract to Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls for ice detection and protection systems on the S-76D. Under the agreement, which could ultimately be...
September 1, 2012
Tech-Tool EC135 & EC145 Windows: A Perfect Fit Every Time Tech-Tool Plastics specializes in the manufacturing of quality replacement windows for EC135 and EC145 helicopters. These custom windows are available with different tint choices and vent options to keep your aircraft cool. Other options include: reverse slide camera windows that allow ready access for aft passenger area photography, window...
September 1, 2012
This MD600, along with the MD520N and MD Explorer, utilize the NOTAR anti-torque system. Pilot inputs, however, are the same as those for a conventional tail rotor system. It’s been a while—about 22 years—since certification was awarded for a helicopter design that then and now gets a second look from many who see it. Aviation enthusiasts stare at it and say, “Oh, I get it,”...
August 22, 2012
BLR Aerospace has received approval from the Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) for its...
August 20, 2012
The U.S. Army’s Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal has issued a $37.2-million contract for rotor blade tooling on the Advanced Chinook...
July 26, 2012
Boeing has received a $6.8-million contract from the U.S. Army to overhaul and support CH-47 Chinook...
July 20, 2012
Sikorsky Aircraft has granted a $600,000 contract to Charlotte, N.C.-based Curtiss-Wright Controls for ice detection and protection systems on the S-76D. Under the agreement, which could ultimately be worth...
July 12, 2012
Honda Aircraft Co. completed the first flight of its FAA-conforming HondaJet light business jet, the company announced Dec. 21. The airframer said the flight is a "significant step in Hondas aerospace program leading to delivery of aircraft in 2012." The first conforming HondaJet lifted off Dec. 20 from Honda Aircraft headquarters in Greensboro, N.C. The HondaJet remained aloft for 51 minutes...
July 9, 2012
AgustaWestland’s second prototype AW169 flew for the first time Friday, while the initial airframe—which took to the skies on May 10—is making its public debut at...
June 29, 2012
The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency’s Aviation branch in Philadelphia has issued an $8.7-million...
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