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Aerotech launches into HUMS with Foresight MX on UH-60

Aerotech launches into HUMS with Foresight MX on UH-60

31-May-2024Source: GPMS

GPMS International announced today that The Aerotech Group, South Australia’s largest privately owned aviation operator, has completed installation of Foresight MX HUMS on one of their UH-60 Black Hawks. Additionally, Aerotech has placed a follow-on order with options for additional aircraft. Based in Adelaide, Aerotech operates a fleet of fixed and rotary aircraft performing agricultural,... Read more

Panterra Heli Support acquires UH-60

Panterra Heli Support acquires UH-60

21-May-2024Source: Panterra Heli Support

Panterra Heli Support, announced that the company acquired a newly repurposed Blackhawk helicopter modified for firefighting and utility work. Dallas Avionics equipped the new tactical equipment that was installed at Ace Aeronautics, Guntersville AL. “This aircraft is available for purchase or possible lease,” said Vice President of Sales and Business Development Adrienne Robinson. “This aircraft... Read more

Air Industries receives $8.2M orders for UH-60 and H-92 components

Air Industries receives $8.2M orders for UH-60 and H-92 components

20-May-2024Source: Air Industries Group

Air Industries Group (“Air Industries”) (NYSE American: AIRI), a leading manufacturer of precision assemblies and components for large aerospace and defense prime contractors, today announced it has received orders, from two customers, aggregating $8.2 million, for components used on UH-60 Black Hawk and H-92 Super Hawk helicopters. Mr. Lou Melluzzo, CEO of Air Industries, commented:... Read more

Coulson and Kawak Aviation partner on Black Hawk upgrade program

Coulson and Kawak Aviation partner on Black Hawk upgrade program

11-Mar-2024Source: Coulson Aviation

Coulson Aviation is pleased to announce its partnership with Kawak Aviation to launch a modern, upgraded, and more cost-effective Firefighting Black Hawk aircraft platform. The world’s largest aerial firefighting company that designs, manufactures, installs, and operates aircraft, Coulson is leading the innovative charge for the proven UH-60-based firefighting aircraft to help ensure a safe solution... Read more

Pickering Aviation and Aveo Engineering Announce Black Hawk Enhancements

Pickering Aviation and Aveo Engineering Announce Black Hawk Enhancements

1-Mar-2024Source: Pickering Aviation

Pickering Aviation and Aveo Engineering are excited to announce a strategic partnership to advance lighting, imaging, and display of vital, mission-specific information, greatly benefiting UH-60 and S70 operations. Pickering Aviation will provide OEM-level installation and training of Aveo’s remarkable product line of lighting, sensors, cameras, and displays for the UH-60 and S-70 Black Hawk platforms.... Read more

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines partner to support legacy UH-60s

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines partner to support legacy UH-60s

28-Feb-2024Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines have signed a partnership agreement aimed at building worldwide support for the Legacy Black Hawk Fleet that has been acquired through the US Army Black Hawk Exchange and Sales Transaction Program (BEST). The partnership will focus on the team’s ability to perform repair and refurbishment to the airframe and powerplant, as well... Read more

Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage

Future UK military helicopter reaches next competition stage

27-Feb-2024Source: UK MoD

The next stage of the New Medium Helicopter (NMH) Programme has been announced by the Minister for Defence Procurement, James Cartlidge, today. The NMH Programme is an initiative to acquire a modern medium-lift support helicopter, which will deliver up to five rotary wing requirements using a single aircraft-type. This means that the platform will be... Read more

Avidyne upgrades Flight Management Systems on Colombian Army fleet

Avidyne upgrades Flight Management Systems on Colombian Army fleet

21-Feb-2024Source: Avidyne

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems announced that the Colombian Army has selected IFD550 FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems for their fleet of UH1-H, UH-1N, MI-17, and UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters as part of their Avionics Standardization Program. A portion of the fleet has been upgraded and operationalized in 2023 and the second phase of installations... Read more

First Aviation Services announces further expansion in UH-60 support

First Aviation Services announces further expansion in UH-60 support

8-Feb-2024Source: First Aviation Services

First Aviation Services Inc. announced a major expansion of their support for the UH-60 Black Hawk and its derivates by integrating the resources of the company’s individual subsidiaries to provide the industry’s most comprehensive set of aftermarket solutions.  Currently, First Aviation subsidiaries provide in-house maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) for the UH-60 Black Hawk main... 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

Idaho ANG recognizes 22 flight crew members

Idaho ANG recognizes 22 flight crew members

6-Nov-2023Source: US National Guard

The Idaho Army National Guard’s State Aviation Group recognized 22 helicopter pilots and flight crewmembers Friday for their roles in completing seven search and rescue missions from 2018-2023. “Today we recognize the professionalism and selfless service of Idaho Army National Guard aircrews who have conducted life-saving rescue missions,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Garshak, adjutant general... Read more

US Army accepts GE T901 engines for Improved Turbine Engine Program

US Army accepts GE T901 engines for Improved Turbine Engine Program

18-Oct-2023Source: GE Aerospace

GE Aerospace announced the acceptance of the first two T901-GE-900 flight test engines to the U.S. Army which will support the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) Competitive Prototype program. The next-generation rotorcraft engines – which will power the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache and FARA – were officially accepted by the Defense Contract... Read more

Honeywell awarded $95M contract for MRO of UH-60 starters

Honeywell awarded $95M contract for MRO of UH-60 starters

29-Sep-2023Source: US DoD

Honeywell International Inc., Tempe, Arizona, was awarded a $95,035,166 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of UH-60 Black Hawk starters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 28, 2028. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is... 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

Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

30-Aug-2023Source: US Army

The rotor blades of the MEDEVAC helicopters never stopped spinning as the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s UH/HH-60 Black Hawks climbed to new heights and led the third iteration of the fast-paced joint operation known as Mountain Medic 2023 last week. Soaring against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the exercise aimed at improving and reenforcing... Read more

US Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

US Army Reserve-led Mountain Medic soars to new heights

29-Aug-2023Source: US Army

The rotor blades of the MEDEVAC helicopters never stopped spinning as the Army Reserve Aviation Command’s UH/HH-60 Black Hawks climbed to new heights and led the third iteration of the fast-paced joint operation known as Mountain Medic 2023 last week. Soaring against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains, the exercise aimed at improving and reenforcing... Read more

Aerometals places order with Black Widow Hc for UH-60 Enhancement

Aerometals places order with Black Widow Hc for UH-60 Enhancement

2-Aug-2023Source: Black Widow Helicopters

Black Widow Helicopters, a provider of cutting-edge aerial firefighting and utility mission aircraft, has solidified its commitment to excellence with a significant multi-product order from Aerometals, a precision aerospace manufacturing company. The order includes 25 engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) for the Airbus H125 platform, along with 22 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) parts manufacturer approval... 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

Wisconsin National Guard participates in Operation Ouija training

Wisconsin National Guard participates in Operation Ouija training

19-Jun-2023Source: Wisconsin National Guard

UH-60 Black Hawks operated by a Wisconsin National Guard crews conducted training May 5 near the Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort McCoy to support an operation that was part of a medical exercise called Operation Ouija. The Black Hawks were performing a simulated tail-to-tail transfer with C-130 Hercules aircraft from the Air Force Reserve’s... Read more

Wyoming Army National Guard Hosts ESGR Boss Lift

Wyoming Army National Guard Hosts ESGR Boss Lift

15-Jun-2023Source: US National Guard

Employers of Wyoming Army National Guard Soldiers had the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience of being a guard member firsthand during the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Boss Lift on June 2. The event, hosted by Wyoming Army National Guard in Cheyenne, Wyo., showcased various activities, including flights in a UH-60... Read more

934th Airlift Wing organises joint force training exercise

934th Airlift Wing organises joint force training exercise

9-Jun-2023Source: US Air Force

Over 60 service members from approximately ten units across the Air Force Reserve, Minnesota National Guard, Wisconsin National Guard and the Royal Canadian Air Force, participated in a joint training exercise aboard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters and a C-17 Globemaster III across two states in early May.   The multi-stop integrated mission involved evacuating simulated patients... Read more

Wright-Patt military working dog and handler participate in Guardian Response 23

Wright-Patt military working dog and handler participate in Guardian Response 23

17-May-2023

Staff Sgt. Zackery Leist, 88th Security Forces Squadron military working dog handler, and his MWD, Bulit, flew out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to Camp Atterbury, Indiana, May 2 to participate in Guardian Response 23, a joint service military and multi-component exercise focused on domestic disaster response. The exercise... Read more

US Army approves AT Systems helmet-mounted training system on UH-60

US Army approves AT Systems helmet-mounted training system on UH-60

13-Apr-2023Source: AT Systems

AT Systems, LLC. announced today that the company has received an airworthiness release (AWR) in accordance with Army Regulation (AR) 70-62 for the ATS electronic helmet mounted degraded visual environment (DVE) hood on UH-60A/L/V and UH/ HH60M. The AT System DVE visor was designed, developed, and manufactured by current and former United States Army-trained standardization... 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

Lockheed Martin awarded $29M contract for UH-60 mission computers

Lockheed Martin awarded $29M contract for UH-60 mission computers

28-Mar-2023Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $29,582,165 firm-fixed-price modification (P00024) to an order (N0001920F0350) against a previously-issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises options to procure 228 Generation 3i/5i mission computers (MCs) (210 for the Navy, 11 for the government of Australia, 4 for the government of Saudi... Read more

Arista Aviation selects SENTRY for data capture and storage for UH-60s

Arista Aviation selects SENTRY for data capture and storage for UH-60s

7-Mar-2023Source: Flight Data Systems

Flight Data Systems, a leading provider of end-to-end flight data solutions and services for business, military, commercial, and rotorcraft segments of aviation, today announced the selection of the SENTRYTM Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) and Modular Acquisition Unit (MAU) by Arista Aviation, an MRO facility for commercial and military rotorcraft. The SENTRY CVFDR and... Read more

REBTECH obtains UH-60 NVIS STC

REBTECH obtains UH-60 NVIS STC

3-Mar-2023Source: REB Technologies

REB Technologies Inc. “REBTECH” in February completed their latest FAA STC for Night Vision Lighting. This one involves a UH-60A for aircraft owner HeliStream Inc. in Costa Mesa, California.  This is the first of two aircraft under contract with HeliStream, the second being a Bell 205 which has already started main component production at the REBTECH... 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

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

California National Guard’s Honours Blackhawk Pilot

California National Guard’s Honours Blackhawk Pilot

6-Dec-2022Source: California National Guard

California National Guard’s first Hmong UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 1 Ge Xiong rode as the Grand Marshall of the Central Valley’s Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11, 2022. This year marked the 103rd anniversary of Fresno’s recognition of its veterans and military members. Although Xiong is frequently described as humble by... Read more

BLR Black Hawk UH-60 FastFin System FAA Approval

BLR Black Hawk UH-60 FastFin System FAA Approval

2-Dec-2022Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace is pleased to announce it has received FAA STC SR02744SE approving its FastFin® System for the UH-60 helicopter. The kit is offered with an FAA certified flight manual supplement which includes significant increases in useful load along with increased maneuverability and  controllability margins commensurate with other BLR Certified FastFin® Systems. BLR’s patented FastFin... Read more

WV National Guard to support Fayette County aerial firefighting

WV National Guard to support Fayette County aerial firefighting

14-Nov-2022Source: US National Guard

The West Virginia National Guard’s C. Co., 1-150th Assault Battalion, located in Wheeling, has launched one UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter with hoist capability to Fayette County to assist local authorities in aerial firefighting. The crew of five Soldiers departed at approximately 9 a.m. and will fly to Fayette County to link up with emergency managers and... Read more

TN-HART team partners with local EMA for joint, water-rescue exercise

TN-HART team partners with local EMA for joint, water-rescue exercise

27-Oct-2022Source: Tennessee Government

  The Tennessee Helicopter Aquatic Rescue Team partnered with Humphreys County Emergency Management Agency and other local and state first responders during a joint search and rescue exercise, Oct. 19, on Kentucky Lake. This exercise, led by Humphrey’s County EMA, integrated land, water, and air assets from participating departments. The Tennessee National Guard provided a... Read more

SGS awarded $20M contract for renovation of UH-60 hangar

SGS awarded $20M contract for renovation of UH-60 hangar

10-Oct-2022Source: US DoD

  SGS LLC,* Yukon, Oklahoma, was awarded a $20,599,811 firm-fixed-price contract for the design/build renovation of a UH-60 aircraft maintenance hangar. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed in Fort Hood, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 11, 2024. Fiscal 2022 military construction, Army funds in the... Read more

Arista Aviation to provide Portugal with six firefighting Black Hawks

Arista Aviation to provide Portugal with six firefighting Black Hawks

5-Sep-2022

Arista Aviation Services, a counted-on provider of rotary wing aircraft repair, overhaul, and modernization – with specialization in the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter – has been awarded a contract to provide six firefighting-capable Black Hawks to the Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa), besting Industry OEMs Leonardo and Bell Helicopter. The contract includes the... Read more

Piedmont Propulsion Systems awarded $11M contract to overhaul UH-60 rotor hubs

Piedmont Propulsion Systems awarded $11M contract to overhaul UH-60 rotor hubs

30-Aug-2022Source: US DoD

Piedmont Propulsion Systems LLC, Winston Salem, North Carolina, was awarded an $11,545,493 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 Helicopter rotor hub. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Aug. 26, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting... Read more

RAF Chinook support to exercise Vigilant Fox in Finland

RAF Chinook support to exercise Vigilant Fox in Finland

10-Aug-2022

  Alongside CH-47F Chinooks and UH-60 Blackhawks from the United States and NH90s from Finland, the helicopters conducted mixed formation training to enable multi-aircraft aviation support to the Heli-borne Assault Force. VIGILANT FOX was a four-day validation exercise for C Company, 2 RIFLES, Finnish Karelian Brigade and the Jaeger Guard Regiment. For UK Chinooks, the... Read more

US Army Concludes T901 First Engine Test

US Army Concludes T901 First Engine Test

11-Jul-2022Source: US Army

  On 28 June the Army’s Aviation Turbine Engines (ATE) Project Office Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) concluded First Engine to Test (FETT) of the very first GE built T901 engine for Army Aviation. FETT initial light off occurred on 22 March and the testing consisted of over 100 hours of run time. The event successfully verified... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $429M MRO contract for UH-60s

Sikorsky awarded $429M MRO contract for UH-60s

1-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $429,174,259 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of June 28, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,... Read more

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

US Army aviation discusses motivation and training to become a pilot

9-May-2022Source: US Army

In August of 2005, then eight-year-old Jonathan Murray was on the playground of his Baton Rouge, Louisiana, elementary school when he heard the distinctive hum of a fleet of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters for the first time. He watched in amazement as the aircraft flew overhead and knew they were tasked with a vital mission:... Read more

Breeze-Eastern Corp was awarded a $7M contract for overhaul and upgrade Winch

Breeze-Eastern Corp was awarded a $7M contract for overhaul and upgrade Winch

5-May-2022Source: US DoD

Breeze-Eastern Corp., Whippany, New Jersey, was awarded a $7,938,309 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the Winch, Aircraft Mounted for the UH-60 Medical Evacuation Aircraft. This was a sole-source action with zero bids. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of April 21, 2027. U.S.... Read more

First Aviation Services to acquire blade repairer Heliblade

First Aviation Services to acquire blade repairer Heliblade

5-Apr-2022Source: First Aviation Services

First Aviation Services Inc.’s Rotary Wing Group (“RWG”) announced a major expansion of capability for repairs to the Main Rotor Head Assembly for the Blackhawk UH-60 and S-70, and a multi-million-dollar investment in a rotable pool of Blackhawk main and tail rotor blades. Currently, First Aviation’s RWG has FAA-approved maintenance capability for the Blackhawk Rotary... Read more

GE tests first T901 turboshaft engine for US Army

GE tests first T901 turboshaft engine for US Army

1-Apr-2022Source: GE Aviation

GE has initiated testing on the first T901-GE-900 engine, GE’s next-generation rotorcraft engine that will power the U.S. Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk, AH-64 Apache and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) aircraft in the future. In 2019, the U.S. Army selected GE’s T901 engine for the Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) phase of the Improved Turbine... Read more

FLIR Systems awarded $19M contract for UH-60 turret work

FLIR Systems awarded $19M contract for UH-60 turret work

24-Mar-2022Source: US DoD

FLIR Systems Inc., North Billerica, Massachusetts, was awarded a $19,348,691 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the UH-60 turret. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of March 16, 2027. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-22-D-0024).... Read more

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance pick PS Engineering audio controllers for UH-60 conversions

13-Mar-2022Source: PS Engineering

When Lakeland Aircraft Maintenance founder Shaun Slade had a customer request to demilitarize, inspect and do utility conversations for a couple of original UH-60 Blackhawks, an audio system solution was needed. That’s when Shaun contacted PS Engineering, Inc about the all-digital PAC45 audio management system. Installations have just begun. The hardware includes a remote blind... Read more

SAFE Structure delivers UH-60 platforms to  Missouri National Guard

SAFE Structure delivers UH-60 platforms to Missouri National Guard

2-Mar-2022Source: SAFE Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs has announced the delivery of custom fall protection maintenance platforms to the Army National Guard in Springfield Missouri. The SAFETY FIRST ergonomic platforms allow technicians SAFE access to all areas of their Sikorsky UH-60 aircraft fleet. The set of platforms are equipped with the latest features including a seamless fit to the aircraft... Read more

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

Arista and Helitak join forces in the fight against wildfires

21-Jan-2022Source: Helitak

Arista Aviation Services (Arista) and Helitak Fire Fighting Equipment (Helitak) have entered into a Cooperation Agreement to modify and provide aerial firefighting helicopters with expandable underbelly fire suppression tanks. As a leader in Sikorsky Black Hawk UH-60 airframe modifications, Arista retrofits different configurations, including the aerial firefighting platform and views the Helitak FT4500 as a... Read more

MING trains first Latvian UH-60 Black Hawk maintainer

MING trains first Latvian UH-60 Black Hawk maintainer

20-Dec-2021Source: Michigan National Guard

When the Latvian Air Force recently purchased new UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, the call went out for a potential UH-60 maintenance training location in the United States. The Michigan Army National Guard’s (MIARNG) Company B, 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment was chosen in part due to the long standing partnership Michigan has cultivated with Latvia... Read more

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

UK New Military Helicopter requirement – is S70M the cheapest option?

14-Dec-2021Source: HeliHub.com

[updated 15-Dec-21.  Despite a reliable source in Romania confirming that Airbus bid the SMURD contract with the H175M, the OEM has contacted HeliHub.com to confirm that was not the case and they bid with the H215.  Text thus updated accordingly] Lockheed Martin have confirmed via social media – see tweet below – that they are... Read more

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

TEI holds ceremony for delivery of 50th T700 engine

2-Dec-2021

TEI has held a ceremony with its employees to mark the delivery of their 50th T700 engine – named T700-TEI-701D locally – which will be transferred to the Turkish T70 Black Hawk production line for installation. The event held at TEI Eskişehir facilities was attended by General Manager and Chairman of the Board Prof. Dr. Mahmut F. Aksit, Members of the Board... Read more

Jo-Kell Inc awarded $11M UH-60 cable contract

Jo-Kell Inc awarded $11M UH-60 cable contract

30-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Jo-Kell Inc.,** Chesapeake, Virginia, has been awarded a maximum $11,103,552 indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price long-term contract for UH-60A helicopter special purpose electrical cable assembly spare parts. This was a sole-source acquisition using justification 10 U.S. Code 2304 (c)(1), as stated in Federal Acquisition Regulation 6.302-1. This is a five-year contract with no option periods. Location of performance... Read more

Triumph awarded $12M contract for US Navy H-60 engine work

Triumph awarded $12M contract for US Navy H-60 engine work

22-Nov-2021Source: US DoD

Triumph Engine Control Systems LLC, West Hartford, Connecticut, is awarded a $12,142,360 firm-fixed-price contract for the repair of the enhanced digital engine control unit associated with the T700 engine used on UH-60 aircraft. The contract will include a five-year base period with no options and is expected to be completed by November 2026. All work... Read more

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

FAA approves Helitak underbelly fire suppression tank on Black Hawk

10-Nov-2021Source: Helitak

Australian company Helitak has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to include seven additional Sikorsky Black Hawk Type Certificates on the Helitak FT4500 Black Hawk STC that was awarded in May 2021 bringing the total to 10 UH-60 or EH-60 models now approved for operation. With the receipt of the AML Amendment, operators... Read more

Dart receives STC for UH-70 SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System

Dart receives STC for UH-70 SkyCannon® Highrise Fire Attack System

2-Nov-2021Source: DART Aerospace

DART Aerospace has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its SkyCannon® Fire Attack System on the Sikorsky UH-60/S-70 helicopter. The UH-60/S-70 is the third helicopter type certified to operate the SkyCannon® after the Airbus EC225 Puma and Avicopter AC313. “This revolutionary firefighting system raises the bar for urban firefighting efforts and solidifies DART’s leadership... Read more

Korean Air and Sikorsky mark 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration

Korean Air and Sikorsky mark 30 years of Black Hawk collaboration

29-Oct-2021Source: Korean Air

Korean Air celebrated its 30 years of UH-60 Black Hawk technology cooperation with U.S. helicopter manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company during the 2021 Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (ADEX) at Seoul Airport in Seongnam. Korean Air’s cooperation with Sikorsky began in 1990 with a license agreement for the UH-60P Black Hawk helicopter. Over... Read more

PJ Helicopters adds UH60 structural repair to Part 145 approval

PJ Helicopters adds UH60 structural repair to Part 145 approval

23-Sep-2021Source: PJ Helicopters

PJ Helicopters (PJH) is proud to announce FAA repair specification approval on structural reinforcements and repairs for the UH-60 series aircraft. This modification specifically targets the 34.5 web and 308 beam areas prone to cracking. This modification can be installed as a proactive or reactive measure on both L/H and R/H sides and will bring... Read more

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

First Aviation Announces Expansion of S-70 Blackhawk Rotor Blade Capability

19-Jul-2021Source: Piedmont Propulsion Systems

Piedmont Propulsion Systems, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of First Aviation Services Inc., announced that it received an amendment to its Limited Airframe Rating with S-70 Capabilities from the FAA, enabling the company to perform all maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services for S-70 / UH-60 Blackhawk main rotor blades. This capability adds to Piedmont... Read more

Longest serving Pa. National Guard member to retire

Longest serving Pa. National Guard member to retire

30-Jun-2021Source: US National Guard

The longest serving member of the Pennsylvania National Guard will soon retire after 45 years of continuous service. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Moy, a UH-60 helicopter repairer and crew chief with 1st Battalion, 224th Aviation Regiment, 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, 28th Infantry Division, will retire June 30, 2021. He joined the Pa. National Guard... Read more

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

High Rollers participate in Joint Aeromedical Training with Blackhawk Aircraft

3-May-2021Source: US National Guard

Airmen from the 152nd Medical Group participated in joint aeromedical training featuring UH-60 Blackhawk aircraft with the Nevada Army National Guard in Reno-Stead, Nev., April 10, 2021. “Today we did joint hot and cold load training,” said Sgt. Mason Burkhart, a critical care flight paramedic from the medical evacuation unit in Reno-Stead. “We practice loading... Read more

Ace Aero Receives PMA for EO/IR Sensor Mount on UH-60

Ace Aero Receives PMA for EO/IR Sensor Mount on UH-60

13-Apr-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is pleased to announce Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) # PQ03906SW from the Federal Aviation Administration for the production of the FAA STC #SR01957WI, Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. “We are very proud of this achievement,” said Randy Nolin, Chief Technology Officer at Ace Aero. “Our... Read more

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for UH-60

26-Mar-2021Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The aircraft, owned by Firehawk Helicopters (Firehawk) with a base also in Boise, will be used for firefighting. “This certification is essential... Read more

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

HAI names 2021 Recipients of Salute to Excellence Award for Humanitarian Service

9-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the California National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade CH-47 and UH-60 Blackhawk Crews are the 2021 recipients of the association’s Humanitarian Service Award. The award, sponsored by Sikorsky, honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

Sikorsky awarded $53M contract for four UH-60Ms

3-Mar-2021Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $53,869,392 modification (P00178) to contract W58RGZ-17-C-0009 for four UH-60M aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2022. Fiscal 2010 special funds in the amount of $53,869,392 were obligated at the time of the award. U.S. Army Contracting Command,... Read more

NY National Guard Honors Fallen Aircrew

NY National Guard Honors Fallen Aircrew

2-Mar-2021Source: New York Army National Guard

New York Army National Guard Soldiers remembered three aviators killed on January 20 when their UH-60 medevac helicopter crashed during a memorial service February 26 at the unit’s flight facility at the Greater Rochester International Airport. Chief Warrant Officers Steven Skoda, Christian Koch and Daniel Prial were “three of our best,” according to Maj. Voley... Read more

US Army tests UH-60 Load Stability System Litter Attachment from Vita Inclinata

US Army tests UH-60 Load Stability System Litter Attachment from Vita Inclinata

26-Feb-2021Source: Vita Inclinata

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) and Vita Inclinata announced that the USAARL successfully completed initial prototype flight-testing on Vita’s Load Stability System Litter Attachment (LSS-LA) at Fort Rucker, in support of Cooperative Research and Development Agreement W81XWH-19-0115 and in preparation for Project Convergence 21, the military’s initiative to modernize and transform its operations, which includes future hoist... Read more

SAFE wins contract for US Army UH-60 work platforms

SAFE wins contract for US Army UH-60 work platforms

26-Feb-2021Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is pleased to announce the contract for custom work platforms for the US Army fleet of UH-60’s at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Tucson, AZ.  These SAFETY FIRST ergonomic maintenance stands are custom designed for the United States Army’s UH-60.  They are uniquely developed to fit and function in the tight-spaced hangar... Read more

DynCorp Awarded UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support Services Task Order

DynCorp Awarded UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support Services Task Order

19-Feb-2021Source: DynCorp

 On Dec. 15, the Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, awarded DynCorp International (DI) a task order to provide UH-60 Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) under the Worldwide Logistics Support Services – Contractor Logistics Support (WLSS-C) multiple award IDIQ. This task order, valued at $554.1 million if all options are exercised, consists of a six-year period... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021Source: PNA

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

Philippines orders 15 Black Hawks

4-Feb-2021

President Rodrigo Duterte has approved the acquisition of 15 Black Hawk helicopters to address the growing heli-lift deficiency of the Philippine Air Force (PAF), Cabinet Secretary Karlos Nograles announced on Thursday. Duterte gave his nod during the 51st Cabinet meeting held at Malacañan Palace on Wednesday, Nograles said in a virtual presser. “The Department of... Read more

NY National Guard honours UH-60 crash aircrew

NY National Guard honours UH-60 crash aircrew

4-Feb-2021Source: New York Army National Guard

The New York Army National Guard honored two of the three Soldiers killed in a UH-60 helicopter crash outside Rochester on January 20, during funeral services held in Western New York and the Hudson Valley on Jan. 29 and 30. Maj. Gen. Ray Shields, the adjutant general of New York, attended funeral services for Chief... Read more

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

02-Feb-21 (tba) Sikorsky UH-60 Lucky Peak, US-Idaho (3F)

2-Feb-2021

Night training mission in a routinely used area.  In a press conference (video, 7m50s) Lt. Col. Nicole Washington noted that the weather was poor, with snow and a low ceiling of fog that affected both the subject flight and later search efforts for the victims.  The Guard named those on board as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Jesse Anderson,... Read more

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

Ace Aeronautics Earns STC for Electro-Optical Sensor Mount

8-Jan-2021Source: Ace Aeronautics

Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is proud to announce the issuance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SR01957WI for the Ace Aero HD Sensor Mount for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters. The Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) Sensor Mount will allow operators of the Black Hawk, the world’s most versatile and capable utility... Read more

31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

31-Dec-20 J-1902 Sikorsky UH-60M Istanbul, Turkey

31-Dec-2020

After landing, and while taxying to be refuelled, a manoeuvre resulted in the tail hitting a lighting tower.  This caused the helicopter to spin on the ground, during which the main blades then hit the tower too.  Video of incident here.... Read more

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

CAE win $90M US Army training contract

23-Dec-2020Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE USA is authorized to proceed on the United States Army contract to provide advanced helicopter flight training support services. Under terms of the contract, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instructor support services for Army aviators training to fly the CH-47 Chinook, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache... Read more

Maine Army National Guard works closer with community leaders

Maine Army National Guard works closer with community leaders

20-Nov-2020Source: Maine Army National Guard

The Maine Army National Guard (MEARNG) Recruiting and Retention Battalion hosted two civic leader flights this fall. During these events, community leaders learn about the National Guard and ride on a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter over the local area. “These are great events, not only for the scenic flights over our hometowns but it is also... Read more

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