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October 24, 2012
Bell Helicopter’s portion of the voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) that could be a precursor to a formal Armed Aerial Scout competition is taking place this week, according to the Fort Worth, Texas-based manufacturer. The Army is looking at alternatives to replace the existing fleet of OH-58Ds, and Bell is proposing an upgraded OH-58F that has a number of new...
October 23, 2012
Bedford, Texas-based Night Flight Concepts (NFC) has completed a night vision goggle (NVG) training program for SkyLife Air Ambulance...
October 11, 2012
The U.S. Marine Corps has contracted Bell-Boeing to provide seven V-22 Block C containerized flight training devices (FTDs). The $74-million contract also covers support and spares...
October 8, 2012
Boeing has received a $136-million contract modification from the U.S. Army related to work on the...
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 has partnered with AVIASUR to open a service center for maintenance and support in Santiago, Chile. The facility...
October 1, 2012
Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has obtained supplemental type certification...
October 1, 2012
Helicopter undergoing work at Metro’s completions facility in Shreveport, La. I met Todd Stanberry early in the morning a few hours before an impending hurricane was due to arrive in Central Louisiana. Todd explained that he was Metro Aviation owner Mike Stanberry’s son and that he would be conducting a tour of the facility. During the tour, Todd related the story of how his father started...
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 26, 2012
Along with Eurocopter Southern Africa Ltd. (ESAL), Boise, Idaho-based Aviation Specialties Unlimited...
September 19, 2012
Euless, Texas-based Aero Dynamix has completed night vision goggle cockpit upgrades to three Kansas City Police...
September 18, 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 17, 2012
Bell Helicopter has received a $59-million contract extension for work on the OH-58A Kiowa Warrior to OH-58D cabin conversion...
September 1, 2012
Air Methods will operate the University of Utah’s new Eurocopter EC145 for its AirMed unit. American Eurocopter has handed...
August 6, 2012
Carson, Calif.-based Ducommun Inc. has agreed to provide Bell Helicopter with titanium firewall and baffle assembles for AH-1Z Cobras. The Cobra...
August 1, 2012
The U.S. Navy has granted a contract to Raytheon to provide 24 multi-spectral targeting systems for the Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk...
August 1, 2012
Nondestructive testing (NDT) of helicopters via ultrasonics is an essential facet of any maintenance and manufacturing program. NDT is a cost-effective way to quality check rotorcraft components and structures for defects, thickness, cracks, flaws and other problems without tearing apart your helicopter to access them. The helicopter industry is dependent on NDT.  (Top) NDT plays a vital role in...
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 11, 2012
NASA Ames Research Center is accepting comments through Sunday, July 15 to its request for information (RFI) that seeks sources to diagnose and repair, or rebuild, malfunctioning electronic input-output processor (IOP) circuit cards for the research flight control computer assembly (RFCCA) on the JUH-60 helicopter. Boeing and Lear Astronics developed the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concepts Airborne...
July 10, 2012
The UK Ministry of Defence’s Eurocopter Puma Mk2 fleet has performed its first internal qualifications, leading up to the modified helicopter’s...
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