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Sikorsky Completes Flight Tests Of 3 Greek Navy MH-60Rs

Sikorsky Completes Flight Tests Of 3 Greek Navy MH-60Rs

14-Feb-2024Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, (NYSE: LMT) has completed testing of the integrated mission systems and sensors aboard three MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopters purchased by the Hellenic Navy. Completed in early December 2023, the tests verify each MH-60R aircraft is an efficient and effective air weapon system capable of performing anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions from... Read more

US Army cans FARA program

US Army cans FARA program

9-Feb-2024

Warfighting is changing more rapidly than it has in decades, and the Army is continuously transforming based on lessons learned and a sober assessment of the modern battlefield. To meet emerging capability requirements in a resource constrained environment, the Army today announced it will rebalance its aviation modernization investments across new and enduring platforms. The... Read more

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing mourns the deaths of 5 Marines in CH-53E mishap

3rd Marine Aircraft Wing mourns the deaths of 5 Marines in CH-53E mishap

6-Feb-2024Source: USMC

Five Marines with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing have been confirmed deceased following a CH-53E helicopter crash on Feb. 6, 2024. Maj. Gen. Michael J. Borgschulte, commanding general of 3rd MAW issued the following statement, “It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness that I share... Read more

NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins

NASA Autonomous Flight Software Successfully Used in Air Taxi Stand-Ins

29-Jan-2024Source: NASA

In late October, two research helicopters from the manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, made a dozen test flights over Long Island Sound, Connecticut taking care to avoid other aircraft in the area around them. Except the ordinary-looking helicopters were flying autonomously – guided by NASA-designed software – and those other aircraft were virtual, part... Read more

Omni celebrates one year of operations in Guyana

Omni celebrates one year of operations in Guyana

26-Jan-2024Source: Omni

In just one year of operations, Omni Helicopters Guyana Inc, a strategic collaboration with Roraima Airways, has achieved remarkable milestones, safely transporting over 50,000 passengers with an average of 200 flights per month. Operating from Eugene F. Correia International Airport with a fleet of 6 modern helicopters, Omni has grown its workforce to over 80... Read more

HAI awards Salute to Excellence  Humanitarian Service Award

HAI awards Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

11-Jan-2024Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Rainbow Helicopters is the recipient of the 2024 Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of rotorcraft to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $18M more for Israeli CH-53K support

Sikorsky awarded $18M more for Israeli CH-53K support

10-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $18,437,889 modification (P00018) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm-target), firm-fixed-price contract (N0001920C0047). This modification definitizes a previously awarded change order modification (P00009) and adds scope to provide logistics and airworthiness support for CH-53K Heavy Lift aircraft configuration changes for the government of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $79M contract for CH-53K config changes

Sikorsky awarded $79M contract for CH-53K config changes

5-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $79,650,079 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price order (N0001924F0089) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order provides for updated logistics analysis and products in support of configuration changes on the CH-53K. Additionally this order provides for the development and delivery of new intermediate and... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $168M contract for 21 CH-53K King Stallions

Sikorsky awarded $168M contract for 21 CH-53K King Stallions

4-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $168,199,286 firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract. This contract procures long-lead time materials for 21 full rate production lot 9 CH-53K King Stallion aircraft in support of the Marine Corp. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut and is expected to be completed in March... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract for VH-92A support

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract for VH-92A support

4-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $8,552,070 modification (P00162) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N0001914C0050). This modification adds scope to procure spares and material management in support of sustaining the VH-92A Helicopters for the Navy. Work will be performed in Woodland, Washington (24%); Stratford, Connecticut (21%); Milford, Connecticut (15%);... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $29M contract for logistics support of CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $29M contract for logistics support of CH-53K

3-Jan-2024Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $29,405,716 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00005) to an order (N0001922F1198) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide logistics support analysis, logistics products and product data, technical publications resulting from production engineering changes, diminishing manufacturing sources, material shortages... Read more

Sikorsky awarded additional $56M for VH-92A

Sikorsky awarded additional $56M for VH-92A

20-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $56,873,480 modification (P00005) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001923D0011). This modification increases the contract ceiling to provide integrated logistics support, sustainment engineering, spares procurement, materials management, component overhaul, and training activities in support of sustainment efforts for the VH-92A... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $48M CH-53K Inertial Measurement Unit contract

Sikorsky awarded $48M CH-53K Inertial Measurement Unit contract

19-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $48,257,948 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized order (N00019242573) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order provides for the redesign of a form, fit, and functional replacement of the CH-53K Inertial Measurement Unit. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers First Replacement MH-60T Airframe To US Coast Guard

Sikorsky Delivers First Replacement MH-60T Airframe To US Coast Guard

1-Dec-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), delivered the first of 45 replacement MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter airframes to the U.S. Coast Guard, launching a 10-year program to extend the service life of the Coast Guard’s existing MH-60T fleet, and continue flying life-saving missions into the 2040s. The first MH-60T helicopter to receive the new airframe, consisting... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $21M contact for UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $21M contact for UH-60Ms

17-Nov-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $21,650,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the modification of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. Fiscal 2022 Foreign Military Sales (Thailand) funds in the amount of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract for UH-60M retrofit and maintenance

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract for UH-60M retrofit and maintenance

13-Nov-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $8,537,428 firm-fixed-price contract for UH-60M retrofit and maintenance support services. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 30, 2026. Fiscal 2024 Foreign Military Sales (Saudi Arabia) funds in the amount of... Read more

Milestone delivers S92 to new Chinese customer

Milestone delivers S92 to new Chinese customer

10-Nov-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 helicopterto China General Aviation Company Limited (“CGAC”), a new customer for Milestone. The S-92 helicopter is configured for offshore passenger transport and will be deployed on critical offshore oil and gas missions, from CGAC’s Hainan... Read more

Mexican state of Nuevo León adds law enforcement Black Hawk

Mexican state of Nuevo León adds law enforcement Black Hawk

9-Nov-2023Source: Nuevo León

In order to strengthen public security and the armor of Nuevo León, Governor Samuel Alejandro García Sepúlveda presented the new “Black Hawk” helicopter, which adds to the eight aircraft that the Civil Force already had. At Police Field No. 1 of the Civil Force in Escobedo, García Sepúlveda highlighted that this helicopter represents the symbol... Read more

Flexjet extends helicopter service from Florida to The Bahamas

Flexjet extends helicopter service from Florida to The Bahamas

7-Nov-2023Source: Flexjet

Flexjet, Inc., a global leader in private aviation, offers direct luxury helicopter service from Florida to The Bahamas, ahead of the 2023 private aviation peak travel season. It was a logical extension of the company’s year-round helicopter service in the Sunshine State. Flexjet launched its helicopter division in 2022 with a fleet of Sikorsky S-76s... Read more

Norway orders six MH-60R Seahawks

Norway orders six MH-60R Seahawks

27-Oct-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)  a contract to produce six multi-mission MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Norwegian government. Designed and built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, MH-60R aircraft will enable Norway to perform multiple maritime missions, including search and rescue and coastal and offshore patrol. “Sikorsky and the U.S. Navy have... Read more

Sikorsky starts install of ITEP engine in Raider-X ᐧ

Sikorsky starts install of ITEP engine in Raider-X ᐧ

27-Oct-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is beginning the installation process of the U.S. Army’s new Improved Turbine Engine (ITEP) on its RAIDER X® aircraft designed for the Future Attack Reconnaissance (FARA) program. The U.S. Army and Sikorsky engineers reviewed the engine after its arrival at the company’s West Palm Beach facility and then... Read more

Lightning strike takes out two tail blades on Helijet S76C++

Lightning strike takes out two tail blades on Helijet S76C++

25-Oct-2023Source: HeliHub.com

British Columbia operator Helijet suffered an unusual incident yesterday when one of their Sikorsky S76C++ helicopters suffered a lightning strike while on a scheduled service with 12 passengers on board. The lightning strike took out two tail rotor blades, as well as a chunk from the port side stabilizer Flying at around 4200ft amsl, the... Read more

Leonardo confirms Monroe County order for three AW139s

Leonardo confirms Monroe County order for three AW139s

23-Oct-2023Source: Leonardo

HeliHub.com editor note – this order was originally announced on HeliHub.com over six months ago when Monroe County had made their decision.  The press release below is merely Leonardo confirming that the contract is signed Leonardo announced an order today for three AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters by Monroe Country in Florida. These aircraft will be operated... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $33M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $33M contract for UH-60M

16-Oct-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $33,266,729 modification (P00031) to contract W58RGZ-22-C-0010 for UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. Fiscal 2010 Foreign Military Sales (Jordan) funds in the amount of $33,266,729 were obligated at the time of the award.... Read more

Rain and Sikorsky Collaborate to Advance Capabilities for Aerial Firefighting

Rain and Sikorsky Collaborate to Advance Capabilities for Aerial Firefighting

10-Oct-2023Source: Rain

Rain, a leader in aerial wildfire containment technology, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, announced at the UP.Summit a collaboration to explore how Sikorsky’s MATRIX™ autonomy suite operating with Rain’s Wildfire Mission Autonomy System can launch uncrewed helicopters to drop water on wildfires within minutes of detection. “Combining Sikorsky’s demonstrated mature vehicle autonomy system with Rain’s... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $650M contract for upgrades to HH-60W

Sikorsky awarded $650M contract for upgrades to HH-60W

3-Oct-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut (FA8692-23-D-B001), was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity $650,000,000 maximum ceiling with a $12,000 minimum guarantee contract for the development of long-term capability upgrades for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter. The initial delivery order (FA8692-23-F-B001) has also been awarded with a total face value of $91,240,127. This contract provides for the development and integration... Read more

Sikorsky awarded additional $37M for CH-53K rotor hub support

Sikorsky awarded additional $37M for CH-53K rotor hub support

28-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded $37,079,321 for a not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action delivery order (N00383-23-F-X952), under previously awarded contract N00383-20-G-X901, for the procurement of four helicopter rotor hubs in support of the CH-53K aircrafts. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options and work is expected to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract VH-92A spares

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract VH-92A spares

26-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $8,092,897 modification (P00004) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost-reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001923D0011). This modification increases the ceiling to procure sustainment spares as well as provide materials management and supply support in support of sustainment efforts for the VH-92A Patriot in-service helicopter for the... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $60M contracts for CH-53K parts

Sikorsky awarded $60M contracts for CH-53K parts

26-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $17,708,419 for a firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-23-F-X961), under previously awarded contract N00383-20-G-X901, for the procurement of 11 blowdown assemblies, seven NRP shock strut assemblies, seven shock strut assembly-main LH parts, seven nose landing gear retract actuators, 36 shimmy damper units, 30 wheel and tire assemblies, 30 shimmy damper... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $110M contracts for certain CH-53K parts

Sikorsky awarded $110M contracts for certain CH-53K parts

22-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded $21,708,974 for a ceiling-priced, undefinitized contract action, delivery order N00383-23-F-X94Z under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-20-G-X901 for the procurement of four swashplate assemblies and 28 rotary blade sleeves in support of the CH-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options... Read more

GE CT7 engine family to use SAF at ITP Aero’s assembly and maintenance facility

GE CT7 engine family to use SAF at ITP Aero’s assembly and maintenance facility

18-Sep-2023Source: GE Aerospace

When the cruise ship Viking Sky sent out a mayday call in 2019, the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter flew to the rescue. Despite 25-foot waves and screaming winds, crews were able to pluck 479 stranded vacationers off the embattled liner before it limped back to port. It seems there’s little that this workhorse helicopter can’t do: S-92s ferry oil workers... Read more

Lockheed Martin launches Team Black Hawk for UK’s NMH requirement

Lockheed Martin launches Team Black Hawk for UK’s NMH requirement

14-Sep-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

This week at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) exhibition, Lockheed Martin announced its intention to participate in the UK Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement. It outlined its team of UK partners and the benefits of choosing the advanced, Sikorsky Black Hawk® helicopter to replace the UK’s aging mixed medium... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract to repair CH-53K motor controls

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract to repair CH-53K motor controls

8-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is being awarded an $8,390,341 delivery order (N00383-23-F-X94W) under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-20-G-X901, for the repair of 17 motor controls and five actuator mechanical control processors in support of the CH-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut. This contract contains no options, and work is... Read more

Sikorsky, PTDI Sign Agreement For Indonesian Black Hawks

Sikorsky, PTDI Sign Agreement For Indonesian Black Hawks

30-Aug-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced the signing of an agreement with Indonesian aerospace firm PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) to enter into a strategic partnership to pursue a sales agreement of up to 24 Sikorsky S-70M Black Hawk® helicopters for the Republic of Indonesia. “This agreement demonstrates our mutual interest with PTDI to provide... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $2B contract for 35 CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $2B contract for 35 CH-53K

29-Aug-2023Source: Sikorsky

The U.S. Navy awarded Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), a  $2.7 billion contract to build and deliver 35 additional CH-53K® helicopters – the largest procurement to date for this multi-mission aircraft. “This contract award for 35 CH-53K helicopters stabilizes Sikorsky’s nationwide supply base, creates additional production efficiencies, and provides the U.S. Marine Corps with transformative... Read more

S92 support helicopters delivered to Falkland Islands, replacing S61s

S92 support helicopters delivered to Falkland Islands, replacing S61s

21-Aug-2023Source: Sikorsky

Two new Sikorsky S-92A helicopters have been delivered to Mount Pleasant Complex (MPC), the headquarters of British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI). These modern airframes, operated by Bristow Group Helicopters, represent a significant upgrade from the previous Sikorsky S-61N platforms, which have filled the role of support helicopter in the Falklands for the past seven... Read more

Offshore Helicopter Services UK extend Serica contract

Offshore Helicopter Services UK extend Serica contract

16-Aug-2023Source: OHS

Offshore Helicopter Services UK (OHSUK) have signed a new multi-year contract extension with Serica Energy. The five-year deal with potential for further extensions, takes the relationship between partners at least beyond eight years. Serica will use H175 and S92 aircraft to service their current North Sea operations, in particular the Bruce platform. Offshore Helicopters UK... Read more

Plans launched for Flexjet UK helicopter hangar at Fairoaks Airport

Plans launched for Flexjet UK helicopter hangar at Fairoaks Airport

9-Aug-2023Source: HeliHub.com

A planning application has been made in the UK for a new hangar at Fairoaks Airport for Flexjet Vertical Lift. The US-based jet operator is looking to expand their UK and European helicopter offering along the lines of their US operation. While the basis of the company is fixed-wing jets, they made a strategic move... Read more

Omni Helicopters Guyana completes SAR transition from AW139 to S92

Omni Helicopters Guyana completes SAR transition from AW139 to S92

25-Jul-2023Source: Omni

Last Thursday 20th July, Omni Helicopters Guyana Inc., was proud to complete the transition of our Guyana based Search and Rescue service from the Leonardo AW139 helicopter to the Sikorsky S-92A. Omni’s S-92A SAR helicopter features a dual hoist, Nightsun®, FLIR, a triple litter stretcher kit, extended range fuel tank and has been dubbed “the... Read more

No change in UK New Military Helicopter program requirements

No change in UK New Military Helicopter program requirements

24-Jul-2023Source: HeliHub.com

There have been recent reports that the UK Ministry of Defence has reduced the number of helicopters they will be procuring under their New Military Helicopter (NMH) program.  These news items were quoting Lenny Brown, Managing Director of Airbus Helicopters UK saying at the recent Royal International Air Tattoo that the number is now “25... Read more

US Navy HSC-85 “Firehawks” squadron deactivated

US Navy HSC-85 “Firehawks” squadron deactivated

18-Jul-2023Source: US Navy

MH-60S Seahawks assigned to the “Firehawks” of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 85 fly over San Diego during the squadron’s final flight prior to its deactivation ceremony, June 30, 2023. Navy Reserve squadron HSC-85 is the Navy’s last helicopter squadron dedicated to Naval Special Warfare (NSW) and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR)... Read more

Starspeed battles “Terrible” TripAdvisor rating on Isles of Scilly route

Starspeed battles “Terrible” TripAdvisor rating on Isles of Scilly route

5-Jul-2023Source: HeliHub.com

British operator Starspeed continues to experience an uphill battle in its running of the UK scheduled service between Penzance Heliport and the Isles of Scilly. This service takes passengers to Tresco and St Mary’s six days a week throughout the year, offering a 15-minute flight to the islands from a purpose-built heliport on the outskirts... Read more

Black Widow Helicopters delivers UH-60 to Trans Aero

Black Widow Helicopters delivers UH-60 to Trans Aero

20-Jun-2023Source: Black Widow Helicopters

Black Widow Helicopters announced the successful delivery of a Sikorsky UH-60A+ Black Hawk helicopter to Trans Aero Ltd. “We are very pleased with the quality of work produced and the professionalism shown by Black Widow Helicopters on such a significant modernization project”, said Kevin Shields, President of Trans Aero Ltd. “Adding a second Black Hawk... Read more

Sikorsky celebrates 100th anniversary at Paris Air Show

Sikorsky celebrates 100th anniversary at Paris Air Show

20-Jun-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will celebrate its 100th anniversary during the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget this week emphasizing the deep and enduring relationship and the ongoing mission readiness and operational success shared by Sikorsky, its workforce in Poland and its commercial and defence customers across Europe. Sikorsky’s history crosses paths with... Read more

Piasecki acquires former Sikorsky facility in Coatesville

Piasecki acquires former Sikorsky facility in Coatesville

2-Jun-2023Source: Piasecki

Piasecki Aircraft Corporation (PiAC), a pioneer in advanced rotorcraft technology, announced that it has acquired the former Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Heliplex facility in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, which previously served as a production and delivery center for Sikorsky’s S-76 and S-92 helicopters. The company will transform the 219,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility into an advanced R&D center... Read more

Lockheed Martin releases video to celebrate Sikorsky innovation

Lockheed Martin releases video to celebrate Sikorsky innovation

2-Jun-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

Igor Sikorsky came to America as a refugee, led the creation of the rotorcraft industry and spurred engineering progress. After 100 years, the aviation innovation company he created still inspires those who work here. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company released a new video to celebrate the life of the aviation pioneer which began on his May 25,... Read more

Milestone sells Sikorsky S-92 to Brunei Shell Petroleum

Milestone sells Sikorsky S-92 to Brunei Shell Petroleum

18-May-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has sold a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter to Brunei Shell Petroleum Company Sendirian Berhad. The S-92 is configured for passenger transport and is intended for offshore oil and gas missions in Brunei, Borneo. “We are very pleased to work with Brunei... Read more

55th Rescue Squadron receives their first HH-60W

55th Rescue Squadron receives their first HH-60W

9-May-2023Source: US Air Force

The 55th Rescue Squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base received their first HH-60W Jolly Green II helicopter, also known as the whiskey model, May 3, 2023. “This HH-60W represents the first of many rescue helicopters at DM as we re-capitalize and sustain our future combat search and rescue capabilities and capacity,” said U.S. Air Force... Read more

Delaware State University launches Flight Training Program

Delaware State University launches Flight Training Program

3-May-2023Source: US Army

The world’s first helicopter took flight in 1907. Thirty-six years later, in 1943, the first helicopter accepted in the U.S. Military, a Sikorsky R-4, was flown. Now, in 2023, a new aviation opportunity is taking off. Thursday, April 19, in the bright morning sun , a small crowd gathers at Delaware State University (DSU ),... Read more

Korea – relatives use 2022 Act against government officials, not heli operator

Korea – relatives use 2022 Act against government officials, not heli operator

2-May-2023

The lawyer for the families of the individuals who lost their lives in a helicopter crash in Korea last November has reported that they have filed a complaint against local government officials for violating the Serious Accidents Punishment Act. The accident occurred on November 27, 2022, when a Sikorsky S-58 firefighting helicopter crashed on a... Read more

Milestone Signs Lease Agreements with Offshore Helicopter Services

Milestone Signs Lease Agreements with Offshore Helicopter Services

13-Apr-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced that it has signed lease agreements with Offshore Helicopter Services UK Limited (“OHS”) for five Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. The agreements include the extension of three Sikorsky S-92 helicopters and the placement of two additional S-92s which are scheduled to deliver in 2023.... Read more

Sikorsky Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Sikorsky Celebrates 100th Anniversary

13-Apr-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, celebrated its 100th anniversary alongside defence and industry partners at the biennial Latin America Aerospace and Defence and Security (LAAD) trade show today. Sikorsky executives highlighted the longstanding partnership with Brazil’s armed forces and honored their ongoing accomplishments and contributions to vertical flight. “2023 is a significant year for Sikorsky as we celebrate our... Read more

GAO deny Sikorsky appeal on FLRAA decision

GAO deny Sikorsky appeal on FLRAA decision

12-Apr-2023Source: GAO

On April 6, 2023, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) denied a protest filed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation of Stratford, Connecticut.  The protester challenged the award of the Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Weapon System Development contract to Bell Textron Inc., of Fort Worth, Texas, under request for proposals (RFP) No. W58RGZ-21-R-0084, issued by the... Read more

Rain remotely commands UH-60 for Firefighting Missions

Rain remotely commands UH-60 for Firefighting Missions

11-Apr-2023Source: Rain Industries

Rain Industries, a leader in automated rapid initial wildfire suppression, has added the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk to its list of supported aircraft, demonstrating the ability to remotely command the aircraft via satellite link from a central command center. This milestone event showcases early steps towards a network of automated aircraft capable of rapidly responding... Read more

Monroe County Florida to order three AW139s

Monroe County Florida to order three AW139s

4-Apr-2023Source: HeliHub.com

Monroe County in Florida recently held a meeting of its Board of County Commissioners, at which the Board authorised the acquisition of three new helicopters.  Subject to finalising terms with  AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation, the County Administrator was authorised to sign for the lease and purchase of three Leonardo helicopters in an amount not to exceed... Read more

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

Milestone Sells 12-Helicopter Portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft

30-Mar-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”) announced that it has signed an agreement to sell a 12-helicopter portfolio to Macquarie Rotorcraft. The 12-helicopter portfolio consists of a mix of Sikorsky S-92, Airbus H135, Bell 412, and Leonardo AW109, AW139 and AW189 helicopters which are currently on lease to six customers in nine countries across Europe,... Read more

Flexjet unveils UK helicopter division

Flexjet unveils UK helicopter division

24-Mar-2023Source: Flexjet

Flexjet, a global leader in private aviation, has welcomed its first super-midsize Sikorsky S-76 helicopter to its European fleet, as it becomes the first private jet operator in Europe to launch an in-house, integrated helicopter division. The new service, initially focused on the UK, aims to redefine luxury point-to-point private travel, in a first of... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $164M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $164M contract for UH-60M

14-Mar-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $164,300,383 modification (P00017) to contract W58RGZ-22-C-0010 to exercise an option for UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. Fiscal 2023 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $164,300,383 were obligated at the time... Read more

PHI Announces Service Center Agreement with Sikorsky

PHI Announces Service Center Agreement with Sikorsky

8-Mar-2023Source: PHI International

  PHI MRO Services, a division of PHI and leader in maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, announced at the 2023 HAI Heli-Expo that it is now a Sikorsky-authorized Customer Support Center for the S-92® helicopter and the S-76C™ series helicopter. “This partnership shows a commitment from PHI to support Sikorsky and all of its operators around... Read more

GE to Provide 1MW Turbogenerator for Sikorsky Hybrid-Electric VTOL

GE to Provide 1MW Turbogenerator for Sikorsky Hybrid-Electric VTOL

8-Mar-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is producing a Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator (HEX), a fully-autonomous hybrid-electric vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL) prototype. With a maximum gross weight of more than 7,000-pounds, the uncrewed aircraft will serve as a flying test-bed to evaluate large aircraft design, novel propulsion systems and control architectures for sustained hover, and ranges greater than 500 nautical... Read more

Omni Helicopters’ new SAR service for energy sector clients

Omni Helicopters’ new SAR service for energy sector clients

7-Mar-2023Source: Omni Helicopters

Lisbon based Omni Helicopters International announced a new Search & Rescue capability in support of energy sector clients; they are also exhibiting their flagship Search & Rescue Sikorsky S-92A at Heli-Expo. Omni SAR operations have already commenced for a major international oil company in Guyana, where two (2) Leonardo AW139’s are providing Search & Rescue... Read more

Sikorsky selects CMC Electronics Flight Management Systems

Sikorsky selects CMC Electronics Flight Management Systems

7-Mar-2023Source: Sikorsky

CMC Electronics is pleased to announce a new multi-year contract with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for the supply of its military Flight Management System (FMS) on several Sikorsky helicopter models including the UH-60M, HH-60M, HH-60W, S-70i and the S-70M. The helicopters with CMC’s equipment will be delivered to the US Army, the US Air Force... Read more

Ukraine military now operating at least one Black Hawk

Ukraine military now operating at least one Black Hawk

23-Feb-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Official Twitter of the Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine has released this image showing a Black Hawk with Ukraine military roundels The blue and silver features in the colour scheme of this aircraft would suggest that it was previously on the FAA register as N60FW and was the... Read more

Milestone Expands its Partnership with Bristow

Milestone Expands its Partnership with Bristow

16-Feb-2023Source: Milestone Aviation

The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced the expansion of its partnership with Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions with the lease of two Leonardo AW189 helicopters, and four Sikorsky S-92 helicopters. Under the agreement, Milestone completed a purchase-leaseback of a new AW189 helicopter... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract for removal of HH-60W test instruments

Sikorsky awarded $8M contract for removal of HH-60W test instruments

16-Feb-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded an $8,324,455 cost-reimbursement, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, and fixed-price incentive contract modification (P00216) to previously awarded FA8629-14-C-2403 for removing test instruments from an HH-60W aircraft so that it is fully operational. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $5,062,847,117. Work will be performed in... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers 2 More CH-53K to US Marine Corps

Sikorsky Delivers 2 More CH-53K to US Marine Corps

14-Feb-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered two CH-53K helicopters to the U.S. Marine Corps in the final quarter of 2022. These CH-53K heavy lift helicopters join the seven already in operation at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in Jacksonville, North Carolina. “Sikorsky’s employees are using advanced technologies to manufacture the CH-53K helicopter, which... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $42M contract for CH-53K test tooling

Sikorsky awarded $42M contract for CH-53K test tooling

1-Feb-2023Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $34,045,729 firm-fixed-price modification (P00003) to an order (N0001922F2312) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide validation and test tooling in support of achieving a production quantity at full rate of up to 24 CH-53K aircraft... Read more

Sikorsky delivers landmark 5,000th Hawk

Sikorsky delivers landmark 5,000th Hawk

23-Jan-2023Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), delivered its 5,000th “Hawk” variant helicopter, a U.S. Army UH-60M Black Hawk. The iconic aircraft will continue to support medium-lift requirements for the U.S. military and international operators for decades into the future. “Sikorsky, as a company, has been forged by the Black Hawk,” said Sikorsky President Paul... Read more

CHC to sell Babcock business to South African operator

CHC to sell Babcock business to South African operator

17-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

CHC have sold Offshore Helicopter Services (the old Babcock MCS Offshore business) to Ultimate Aviation.    The financial aspects are expected to be completed in the first quarter of this year. This only involves the UK aspects of Offshore Helicopter Services, while CHC will retain the Danish and Australian businesses. Ultimate Aviation Group operates a... Read more

Sikorsky Celebrates 100 Years

Sikorsky Celebrates 100 Years

17-Jan-2023Source: Sikorsky

Our founder, Igor Sikorsky, came to America inspired with dreams about designing and building aircraft for a nascent industry. 100 years ago, he created the innovation business we now know as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company. From humble beginnings, he and generations of Sikorsky employees built on those early ideas, creating an entirely new field... Read more

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

Korea looks to replace Presidential S92s

16-Jan-2023Source: HeliHub.com

The Korean military has started the process of replacing their three Sikorsky S92s which are operated in support of the President.  The three have exceeded their planned replacement cycle of 10 years, in part due to the pandemic enforcing different priorities on Government time. The Korean Air Force has submitted documentation to the Joint Chiefs... Read more

Sikorsky/Boeing challenge US Army FLRAA decision

Sikorsky/Boeing challenge US Army FLRAA decision

6-Jan-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, filed a formal protest today asking the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to review the U.S. Army’s decision on the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contract. Based on a thorough review of the information and feedback provided by the Army, Lockheed Martin Sikorsky, on behalf of Team DEFIANT, is challenging... Read more

US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production For Sikorsky CH-53K

US Navy Approves Full-Rate Production For Sikorsky CH-53K

4-Jan-2023Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Navy declared full rate production of the Sikorsky CH-53K® helicopter, a decision that is expected to increase production to more than 20 helicopters annually in the coming years. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is procuring long-lead items and critical materials to support building full rate production CH-53K helicopters in its digital... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $676M contract for supply chain management of CH-53E and MH-53E

Sikorsky awarded $676M contract for supply chain management of CH-53E and MH-53E

23-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $676,702,069 for a ceiling-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for the supply chain management that includes 196 weapon replaceable assemblies/shop replaceable assemblies in support of the CH-53E and MH-53E helicopters. The contract will include a five-year base period with one two-year option. If the option is exercised, the... Read more

Latvia receives first two UH-60M Black Hawks

Latvia receives first two UH-60M Black Hawks

13-Dec-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The Baltic state of Latvia has received its first two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters at Lielvārde air base.  The delivery was made by a Boeing C-17 Gloebmaster transport aircraft operated by the US Air Force Air Mobility Command from Charleston, South Carolina The helicopters carry serial numbers 105 and 106, and join four Mil Mi-17-1V... Read more

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