Dutch Air Force Gets First Boeing CH-47F Chinook

April 4, 2020 @ 10:08 AM

The Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) has taken the delivery of first of a total 20 ordered Boeing CH-47F Chinook helicopters with an upgraded cockpit. The 20 CH-47F Chinooks will be a fleet equipped with the same technology as the US Army, including digital automatic flight controls, a fully-integrated Common Avionics...

Boeing Suspends H-47 Chinook, V-22 Osprey Aircraft Production over COVID-19

April 3, 2020 @ 02:34 AM

Boeing announced a two week suspension in production of H-47 Chinook and V-22 Osprey aircraft at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an...

Bell, Sikorsky Short-listed over Boeing in US Army’s Future Attack Helicopter Contest...

March 27, 2020 @ 12:45 PM

The US Army has down-selected Bells 360 Invictus and Sikorskys Raider X for the second phase of its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) competition programme. On March 25, the Army announced it had selected the Invictus and the Raider X out of five potential candidates

Crash-resistant Fuel System Developed for Russian Ka-226T Helicopter

March 23, 2020 @ 09:32 AM

A crash-resistant fuel system to prevent fuel spill and detonation during hard landing has been developed for the Russian KA-226T helicopter. The KA-226T chopper is the first Russian helicopter to be fitted with a crash-resistant fuel system, itsmanufacturer Technodinamika Holding said in comments reported today by tvzvezda

Russia to Supply a Batch of KA-31 AEW Helicopters to India

March 19, 2020 @ 12:07 PM

Russia has received a request from India to supply a batch of KA-31 airborne early warning (AEW) helicopters which would likely be based on the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC). “Recently received an appeal for an additional supply of Ka-31 marine helicopters,” Director of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation (FSVTS)...

Ansat Helicopters Certified for ‘Safe’ Landing on Water

March 14, 2020 @ 07:28 AM

Russias Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) has given its approval to install floatation systems on Ansat helicopters for safe landing on water. Ansat has also received certification for the reduction in airworthiness limitations of its main parts, leading to reduction in maintenance and flying costs

Sikorsky Wins Army’s $525M Black Hawks Deal

March 11, 2020 @ 07:29 AM

Lockheed Martins Sikorsky has won a contract valued $525.4 million for work on Lot 44 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters for the US Army

Boeing Reveals US Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Design

March 4, 2020 @ 08:54 AM

Boeing revealed its entry into the US Armys Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Helicopter prototype competition which is intended to replace the now-retired Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior. The thrust compounded single-main rotor helicopter boasts a six-bladed rotor system, a single engine, tandem seating and a modular, state-of-the-art cockpit with a reconfigurable large area display and autonomous capabilities

USAF Awards Sikorsky $500M for 12 HH-60W Gunships

February 28, 2020 @ 07:25 AM

The US Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martins Sikorsky $500 million to build 12 additional HH-60W combat helicopters. “Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the US Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million,” Lockheed Martin said in a

Slovak's LOTN Repairs Afghan Air Force Mi-17V-5 Helicopter

February 28, 2020 @ 06:04 AM

Slovakias LOTN company has conducted overhaul and repair works of Afghan Air Forces Mi-17V-5 helicopter, nearly a year after Russian manufacturers reportedly accused the Slovak company of “illegally” conducting repair works on their rotorcraft. “LOTN has completed complex overhaul and heavy repair works of Afghan Mi-17V-5 helicopter which had suffered major combat damage,” the company said in a statement today

Sikorsky to Build 6 Additional Presidential VH-92A Helicopters

February 21, 2020 @ 11:55 AM

The US Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky a contract to build six VH-92A Presidential Helicopters. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the US Marine Corps

India Approves $2.4B Sale of two dozen MH-60R Choppers

February 19, 2020 @ 06:23 PM

India's Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) cleared a $2.4 billion (INR 17,177 crore) deal to purchase 24 multi-role Sikorsky MH-60 'Romeo anti-submarine helicopters for the Indian Navy