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July 15, 2014
The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command has issued a $14.6-million contact to the Amarillo, Texas-based Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office. The agreement covers research and...
July 2, 2014
In the case of most helicopter door and window modifications, necessity is certainly the mother of invention. An independent company talks with operators, surveys the market, and designs a modification that makes a product better or easier to use. Air tour operators want maximum visibility for passengers, so the OEM door is removed and replaced with a large window. This applies in law enforcement...
July 2, 2014
AgustaWestland and the Brazilian Navy’s Naval Aviation have penned a contract for a major midlife upgrade of eight Lynx Mk21A helicopters. The contract, valued at more than $160 million, includes...
June 10, 2014
To virtually no one’s surprise, the upcoming end to a decade of war has resulted in a serious drop in the U.S. President’s fiscal year 2015 military budget, with little hope for increases over the next half-decade or so. The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) budget request for FY15 is $495.6 billion, compared to the FY14 budget of $615.10 billion. From that, the Army is asking for $120.5...
June 3, 2014
The Canadian Press, a news organization based in Toronto, is reporting that government documents recently obtained under the Canadian equivalent of the Freedom of Information Act in the U.S., show that the FAA and EASA made "strenuous objections" over Transport Canada's (TC) handling of a special weight exemption for the Bell 429. The exemption, which was granted in 2012, allows the aircraft to...
May 21, 2014
The U.S. Marine Corps has awarded Elbit Systems of America (ESA) two contracts worth a total of $14.1 million for equipment connected to the upgrade of its Bell AH-1W Cobras. The first contract, worth $11.6...
March 14, 2014
One announcement during Heli-Expo 2014 that brought the past right up to the present was that which saw engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce signing a multi-engine contract with Scott’s Bell 47, the owner of the Bell 47 type certificate since 2009.   Scott's Bell 47 on display at Heli-Expo 2014. Photo by Andrew Drwiega   This brings Rolls-Royce’s RR300 light turboshaft powerplant to the...
March 13, 2014
Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $76,100,722 modification to the previously awarded V-22 fixed-price-incentive-fee lot 17-21 multiyear contract...
March 1, 2014
Honeywell SVS alerting system. Photo courtesy of Honeywell From any helicopter pilot or owner’s perspective, these are some amazing times. Especially when you look at all the capabilities that are available today. From synthetic vision, to terrain and obstacle awareness, to infrared-based enhanced vision systems (EVS); to GPS navigation, traffic, weather and just about anything else you want, the...
March 1, 2014
Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions but the most important and most common are communications or navigation. Photo courtesy of Airbus Helicopters Today’s rotorcraft antennas serve many functions, but the most important and perhaps most common are communications or navigation. There are several ways to accomplish this via transmission or reception of radio waves: VFR, IFR, ILS or...
February 27, 2014
Government and military sales of FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for...
February 25, 2014
Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (Booth 6438), through its MAG Design Studio, is expanding its collaboration with Bell Helicopter. The company has created a new VVIP interior concept for the Bell 429 which has been branded the Bell...
February 24, 2014
According to Universal Avionics (Booth 4702), there has been an increased interest in Flight Management Systems (FMS) with mission support, particularly from operators of Airbus Helicopters’ AS332L and AS332L1 Super Puma helicopters in the offshore and Search and Rescue (SAR)...
December 26, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has granted a $105.3-million contract to Sikorsky Aircraft for modifications on eight...
December 20, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has issued an $18.5-million contract to Hurst, Texas-based Bell Helicopter Textron to supply contractor logistics...
December 4, 2013
The U.S. Army Contracting Command has granted a $46.9-million agreement to Sikorsky Aircraft to convert 26 UH-60M Black Hawks...
December 3, 2013
Eurocopter has renewed contracts with two Abu Dhabi-based companies to provide product support for operations in the Middle East. The contracts were signed at the recent Dubai Airshow. The manufacturer re-upped its customer support services contract with Global Aerospace Logistics (GAL) “to further strengthen Eurocopter’s profile in the United Arab Emirates and enhance the company’s...
November 5, 2013
Offshore, EMS, firefighting and SAR operator Era Helicopters has reached a five-year agreement with Canada-based Vector Aerospace...
November 4, 2013
AgustaWestland has appointed Grand Prairie, Texas-based Uniflight as an authorized service center (ASC) at its facility in Belle Vernon, Pa. The designation allows the Uniflight location to conduct airframe maintenance inspections on the AW119...
November 1, 2013
Bell Helicopter has initiated an upgrade program for the 412EPI, with a focus on improving the helicopter’s Category A certification and increased...
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