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September 27, 2016
From Rotor & Wing
Sikorsy has been awarded a $232 million contract for the procurement of two CH-53K King Stallion system demonstration test article aircraft for the Navy, according to the U.S. Defense Dept. Announced on Friday, this contract has been given to Sikorsky's Stratford, Connecticut, facility. It will... Read More »
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September 23, 2016
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After decades of Pentagon neglect punctuated by false starts on several helicopter projects run by the U.S. Army and one by the Navy, U.S. military vertical-lift aviation is poised to achieve historic advances, contributor Richard Whittle writes in the October issue of Rotor & Wing International. ... Read More »
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September 22, 2016
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It has been more than four months since Sikorsky's S-92 fleet reached its 1 million flight hour milestone, but celebrations kept going last week in the North Sea Region, according to a company news release. On Monday, the "Thanks A Million" campaign reached Aberdeen, Scotland, and then Stavanger... Read More »
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September 13, 2016
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A team of University of Maryland (UMD) students makes history flying a piloted, solar-powered helicopter for the first time ever, according to a university-issued article. The aircraft, composed of a cabin frame, four rotors and eight blades, flew for nine sec and got more than 1 ft off the... Read More »
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September 13, 2016
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Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator Fig Air Inc. has just signed for a Sikorsky S-76D, according to a company news release. This transaction will result in the first S-76D delivery to a Canadian helicopter operator. The S-76D allows the customer to customize the interior and seats... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
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Air medical operators in the U.S. face an ongoing period of consolidation and political standoff that will likely foil efforts in the short term to improve compensation for their services. That environment is keeping pressure on operators to pare costs with greater efficiencies within their... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
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With the largest multi-sport event in the world held this summer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, security became a major concern for tourists and visiting athletes. Reports of armed robberies, attacks and other criminal activity prompted Olympic committees and local officials to issue travel warnings... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
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By 2020, all Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft flying in the U.S. must be equipped with DO-260B ADS-B compliant transponders and GPS receivers. Owners and operators have experienced a lack of variety and affordability of such gear, as well as regulatory hurdles to ADS-B installations. Now, it appears... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
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It is well known that flight into instrument meteorological conditions without the proper instrumentation and training is almost certain to lead to loss of control. But controlling a rotorcraft in degraded (but not zero) visibility is a problem that is not well understood. There is a reason... Read More »
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August 31, 2016
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The U.S. Army National Guard is pushing for more aircraft with rescue hoists, civilian-band radios and infrared (IR) sensors to improve its ability to support civil emergency response agencies. It s not easy for state Guard units to acquire critical capabilities and products necessary to respond... Read More »
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August 24, 2016
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Helicopters Bought By U.K. Government Can't Use Hospital Helipads Twenty-two Sikorsky S92 and AgustaWestland AW189 helicopters purchased by the U.K. government for emergency medical services are too big to land at many hospital helipads, according to media reports. The Daily Star newspaper reports... Read More »
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August 23, 2016
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Associated Aircraft Group is partnering with Patient AirLift Services to provide transports for needy medical patients, including military veterans, throughout the Northeast U.S. Patient AirLift Services is a nonprofit organization based in Farmingdale, New York that arranges free air... Read More »
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August 22, 2016
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U.S. lawmakers from Connecticut are appealing to the Navy secretary to reverse a service decision to pull maintenance of U.S. Marine Corps VH-3D presidential transports and shift it to a military depot. Sikorsky confirmed last week that maintenance now done at the secure Yankee White facility at... Read More »
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August 5, 2016
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Sikorsky plans to build its operation in Colombia into a hub for supporting Black Hawk operators throughout Latin America. The manufacturer in 2012 established facilities in Colombia to support operations there. Colombia is the largest Black Hawk operator in the region, Sikorsky said. That nation... Read More »
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July 28, 2016
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Lockheed Martin has delivered the final Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk to the U.S. Navy as part of the Navy's Foreign Military sales program with the Royal Australian Navy. The agreement was made in June 2011 for Australia to acquire 24 new-generation, multi-role naval combat aircraft to replace the... Read More »
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July 26, 2016
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Sikorsky has demonstrated that its VH-92A meets U.S. Marine Corps requirements for transporting the U.S. president and provides exceptional, affordable and supportable mission performance by completing a critical design review earlier this month, company and military officials said. The review... Read More »
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July 22, 2016
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Heli-One expanded its Rzeszow, Poland, facility by 6,000 sq m to accommodate storage for an additional 40 heavy helicopters. The facility provides controlled and monitored environment for aircraft storage. Accepted aircraft include the Airbus Helicopters AS332 and H225, Sikorsky S-92 and S-76, and... Read More »
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July 20, 2016
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Representatives of at least 10 helicopter firms told the FAA last month that proposed stricter guidelines for certification of inlet barrier filters are unneeded and would hike costs and hurt safety for rotorcraft flying in dirty, dusty environments. As an example, AAR Airlift told FAA officials... Read More »
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July 13, 2016
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Sikorsky has signed two 10-yr support deals with Babcock Mission Critical Services and Bristow Helicopters at Farnborough Air Show this week. The agreements call for Sikorsky to provide the operators' S-92 fleets with extended support for its aftermarket materials. Babcock currently operates a... Read More »
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July 8, 2016
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Piedmont Propulsion Systems (PPS) is advancing into the military helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul market with approval from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command to maintain and overhaul Sikorsky UH-60 main rotor hubs. PPS provides aircraft propeller repair and... Read More »
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