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Sikorsky awarded $32M HH-60W component contract

Sikorsky awarded $32M HH-60W component contract

14-May-2024Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $32,609,208 definitization modification (PZ00252) to a previously awarded contract (FA8629-14-C-2403) for the test and qualification on the replacements on four obsolescing components on the HH-60W Combat Rescue helicopter. The modification brings the total cumulative face value of the contract to $5,589,989,452. Work will be performed at Stratford,... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded additional $13M contract for support of V-22

Bell Boeing awarded additional $13M contract for support of V-22

14-May-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $13,980,295 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00071) against a previously awarded contract (N0001917C0015). This modification increases the contract ceiling to provide continued post-production systems engineering and program management support for the V-22 Common Configuration Readiness and Modernization retrofit program for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in... Read more

USAF conducts helicopter rescue 350 miles off US east coast

USAF conducts helicopter rescue 350 miles off US east coast

14-May-2024Source: US Air Force

The 920th Rescue Wing successfully conducted a civilian medical airlift operation of a critical patient aboard a cruise ship located more than 350-nautical-miles off the eastern coast of the United States May 4. Within hours of the call the 920th RQW prepared and launched a rescue force consisting of two HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters, two... Read more

Pivotal Helix eVTOL wins 2024 MUSE design award

Pivotal Helix eVTOL wins 2024 MUSE design award

7-May-2024Source: Pivotal

Pivotal, the market leader in light electric Vertical Takeoff and Landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced it is the winner of the 2024 MUSE Transportation Design of the Year Award for the Helix, recognizing its leadership, innovation, and industry impact. Pivotal also received a Platinum 2024 MUSE Design Award for technical and creative excellence. The Helix, Pivotal’s... Read more

Lilium makes first firm order from US opeator

Lilium makes first firm order from US opeator

7-May-2024Source: Lilium

Lilium N.V. (NASDAQ:LILM), developer of the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing (“eVTOL”) jet and global pioneer in Regional Air Mobility (RAM), announced their partnership with advanced air mobility (AAM) operator UrbanLink to operate Lilium Jets in South Florida. As part of the agreement, UrbanLink will purchase 20 Lilium Jets, with scheduled pre-delivery payments, and... Read more

ASU sells milestone 100th E3 Night Vision Goggle

ASU sells milestone 100th E3 Night Vision Goggle

2-May-2024Source: ASU

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), a leading provider of night vision solutions, is proud to announce a significant milestone: the sale of their 100th E3 Night Vision Goggle (NVG). ASU extends its gratitude to those who were among the first 100 adopters of the E3 NVG, including U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, PJ Helicopters, Heli-Austria, HELI-FLIGHT... Read more

US Coast Guard retires MH-65 Dolphin after 36 years of service in Alaska

US Coast Guard retires MH-65 Dolphin after 36 years of service in Alaska

1-May-2024Source: US Coast Guard

The Coast Guard retired the Air Station Kodiak MH-65 Dolphin helicopter fleet during a ceremony, Tuesday. Capt. Timothy Williams, commanding officer of Air Station Kodiak, presided over the ceremony honoring the 36 years of service the MH-65 Dolphin airframe and its crews provided to the Arctic region. Air Station Kodiak currently has a rotary-wing fleet... Read more

US Air Force awards Boeing Contract for Additional MH-139As

US Air Force awards Boeing Contract for Additional MH-139As

30-Apr-2024Source: Boeing

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $178M contract to produce seven MH-139A aircraft and provide sustainment and training support. This order brings the total number of aircraft under contract to 26. “Building the Grey Wolf fleet and paving the way towards full rate production is a critical step in supporting the Air Force’s... Read more

Northrop Grumman awarded additional $9M contract for MV-22 radar defense systems

Northrop Grumman awarded additional $9M contract for MV-22 radar defense systems

26-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is awarded a $9,063,776 modification (P00006) to a previously awarded fixed-price incentive (firm-target), cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable contract (N0001923C0001). This modification increases the contract ceiling to procure the necessary hardware and associated technical engineering, management and logistics support for fabrication, assembly, test, and delivery of eight AN/APR-39 D(V)2 Radar... Read more

AUVSI signs MOU to improve drone cybersecurity

AUVSI signs MOU to improve drone cybersecurity

26-Apr-2024Source: AUVSI

The Association for Uncrewed Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced from the keynote stage at XPONENTIAL 2024 that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU). The MOU creates a process for drone component manufacturers holding Green UAS certification to share their data directly with DIU, with an aim... Read more

VAI Ready to help members meet SMS mandate

VAI Ready to help members meet SMS mandate

25-Apr-2024Source: VAI

The FAA announced Monday, Apr. 22, that companies conducting air tours, air ambulance operations, charters, and commuter flights must implement a safety management system (SMS) program within 36 months of the effective date of the rule. This mandate, aimed at reducing accidents and enhancing safety, also applies to aircraft manufacturers, ensuring a comprehensive approach to... Read more

Chinook to be added to sombre Mustang 22 Memorial

Chinook to be added to sombre Mustang 22 Memorial

24-Apr-2024Source: US Army

A Nevada Army Guard CH-47D Chinook helicopter grounded permanently by the U.S. Army due to structural damage caused by bullet holes in its hull following 27 months of missions in Afghanistan is set to take to the sky once again above the Army Aviation Support Facility in Reno – this time as the static display... Read more

VFS Announces Winners of Student eVTOL Drone Competition

VFS Announces Winners of Student eVTOL Drone Competition

23-Apr-2024Source: VFS

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) announces the winners of its fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Competition. Texas A&M University took first place, University of Maryland took second and the Georgia Institute of Technology took third. VFS awarded a total of more than $5,000 in the competition. This year’s DBVF student competition was a great success.... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $11M contract for V-22 spares

Bell Boeing awarded $11M contract for V-22 spares

23-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

The Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, California, Maryland, has been awarded a maximum $11,395,042 modification (P00029) to a one-year base contract (SPRPA1-17-D-009U) with four one-year option periods for V-22 spare consumable and depot level repairable parts. This is a firm-fixed-price requirements contract. Locations of performance are Texas and Pennsylvania, with a May 10, 2024, performance... Read more

Congresswoman makes statement on Sikorsky layoffs

Congresswoman makes statement on Sikorsky layoffs

23-Apr-2024Source: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-03) released a statement following an announcement that Sikorsky would lay off workers in Connecticut: “I am extremely disappointed that Sikorsky will be laying off workers in Connecticut. I believe that keeping good, high-skilled manufacturing jobs in Connecticut is essential, and it has been a top priority of mine throughout my career.... Read more

ITC-AeroLeasing signs five new leases in the EMS sector

ITC-AeroLeasing signs five new leases in the EMS sector

22-Apr-2024Source: ITC-AeroLeasing

ITC-AeroLeasing is excited to step up its partnership with a major US EMS operator, Med-Trans Corporation (Med-Trans), with the lease of five Bell 407, bringing Med-Trans’ total helicopter fleet on lease from ITC to seven. The five Bell 407’s are configured for emergency medical services and will be deployed to Med-Trans bases in Texas, Iowa,... Read more

Entrol to open its own maintenance center in the Americas in 2024

Entrol to open its own maintenance center in the Americas in 2024

19-Apr-2024Source: Entrol

Entrol, the manufacturer of EASA and FAA certified FNPT, FTD and AATD flight simulators, will open its own maintenance center in the Americas in September 2024. The company has made a strong commitment to this continent, where it plans to install about four flight simulators between this year and the next one. The company is... Read more

MD Helicopters at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

MD Helicopters at Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

19-Apr-2024Source: MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters’ (MDH) (AAAA Booth #1310) new configurable and modular Advanced Integrated Avionics and Weapons System for its scalable military multi-mission TH/AH530 product line is the centerpiece of its exhibit at the Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (Quad-A) April 24 to 26. MDH will showcase an AH530 Block II precision weapons helicopter equipped with its new Advanced Integrated... Read more

US celebrates 80 years of the 1st Helicopter Squadron

US celebrates 80 years of the 1st Helicopter Squadron

19-Apr-2024Source: US Air Force

U.S. Air Force Capts. Andrew Barth, left, and Dena McFadden, right, both members of the 1st Helicopter Squadron, inscribe messages on the squadron’s 80th anniversary heritage display at Joint Base Andrews, Md., April 11, 2024. Prior to becoming the 1st Helicopter Squadron, the 1st Fighter Squadron operated in the China-Burma-India Theater.... Read more

Archer Aviation opens office in Washington DC

Archer Aviation opens office in Washington DC

19-Apr-2024Source: Archer

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, announced today key strategic hires to bolster its government relations efforts and a Washington D.C. office opening. Former FAA Administrator and current Archer executive, Billy Nolen, is now Archer’s Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer leading Archer’s government affairs efforts and Melissa... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $13M contract for 105 mission computer retrofit kits

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $13M contract for 105 mission computer retrofit kits

17-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $13,175,866 modification (P00035) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001920F0350) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification exercises an option to provide 105 mission computer retrofit kits (101 for the Navy, three for the government of Australia and one for the government... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $46M for non-recurring engineering for MH-60

Lockheed Martin awarded additional $46M for non-recurring engineering for MH-60

17-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $46,037,391 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F2604) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001923G0002). This order provides non-recurring engineering for the development, integration, testing, and deployment of the MH-60 aircraft product line system configuration 26 fleet release for all MH-60 air platform variants, to... Read more

US Military Helicopters Rely on Green Hills Software for Engine Control

US Military Helicopters Rely on Green Hills Software for Engine Control

15-Apr-2024Source: Green Hills Software

Green Hills Software announced that the INTEGRITY®-178 real-time operating system (RTOS) is deployed in the engine control units (ECUs) from Triumph Group, Inc. (TRIUMPH) for a wide variety of U.S. military helicopters, including the AH-64D Apache, CH-47D/F & MH-47D/F/G Chinook, UH-60L/M/V Black Hawk, HH-60 Pave Hawk, MH-60 Jayhawk, and SH-60 Sea Hawk. As flight-critical systems, those ECUs... Read more

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

Fort Worth Police commit $3.95M for second Bell 505

11-Apr-2024Source: Fort Worth Texas

City Council on Tuesday evening authorized the Police Department to purchase a new helicopter to replace an aging aircraft that requires frequent maintenance. What it will cost: Purchase price for the Bell 505 helicopter is $2,062,242. A contract with CNC Technologies to upfit the helicopter with police mission equipment is $1,896,049, for a total purchase... Read more

Greece progresses procurement of 35 Black Hawks

Greece progresses procurement of 35 Black Hawks

9-Apr-2024Source: Lockheed Martin

The Government of Greece signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA)  making official its intent to procure 35 UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), via U.S. government Foreign Military Sale. “The latest generation UH-60M Black Hawk will support the Hellenic Ministry of Defense’s ongoing modernization and will... Read more

1st Marine Aircraft Wing returns MV-22s to flight status

1st Marine Aircraft Wing returns MV-22s to flight status

8-Apr-2024Source: US Marines

The 1st Marine Aircraft Wing returned its MV-22s to flight status on March 14, as the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) deemed the aircraft safe to fly based on a meticulous and data-driven approach that prioritized flight worthiness and safety. “The Marine Corps has confidence in the Osprey, and we are laser-focused on the safety... Read more

AirLift Texas brings additional EMS helicopter for Solar Eclipse

AirLift Texas brings additional EMS helicopter for Solar Eclipse

5-Apr-2024Source: Air Methods

While Waco is expected to be an ideal place to view the coming eclipse, the AirLift Texas crew knows that 100,000 visitors in the city could cause problems in case of a medical emergency. When jammed streets make it difficult for ground ambulances to reach people injured in car accidents or suffering from heart attacks... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $86M contract for support of foreign military H-60

Lockheed Martin awarded $86M contract for support of foreign military H-60

4-Apr-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $86,872,607 cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for sustainment engineering and logistics services in support of all H-60 Naval Hawk type/model/series for the Navy and the governments of Australia, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Greece, India, and Spain. Work will be performed in Owego, New... Read more

Lockheed Martin wins follow-on $483M US Army missile contract

Lockheed Martin wins follow-on $483M US Army missile contract

4-Apr-2024Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. Army awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a follow-on production contract for Joint-Air-to-Ground Missiles (JAGM) and HELLFIRE missiles with a Program Year 3 (PY3) award total value of $483 million. This contract will provide JAGM and HELLFIRE procurement and production support for the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and international customers. This contract is the third follow-on award that... Read more

VAI Adds New Regional Reps In Northeast and Western US

VAI Adds New Regional Reps In Northeast and Western US

3-Apr-2024Source: VAI

VAI has hired Josh Rousseau and Chuck Street as Northeastern US regional representative and Western US regional representative, respectively, to provide local support for VAI members in both areas. With Rousseau based in New York and Street in California, the two positions expand VAI’s ability to provide more direct face-to-face support to members, represent members... Read more

The Next Chapter for Bell’s H-1 Begins

The Next Chapter for Bell’s H-1 Begins

2-Apr-2024Source: Bell

The first Bell AH-1Z set to receive the Structural Improvement Electrical Power Upgrade (SIEPU) modification to be provided by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc (NYSE:TXT) company, under a contract with the U.S. Marine Corps, has arrived at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center.  SIEPU modifications optimize the aircraft to improve mission capabilities, aircrew safety, and interoperability... Read more

eVTOL developer TCab Tech closes $20M Series A financing

eVTOL developer TCab Tech closes $20M Series A financing

28-Mar-2024Source: TCab Tech

TCab Tech announces it has raised an additional 20 million USD in its Series A financing. The exclusive investment comes from a strategic investment fund which plans to introduce the air-taxi application in the Middle East region. TCab passenger-carrying E20 eVTOL is a tilt-rotor configuration, a 5-seater (1pilot+4pax) equipped with six rotors, four tilt and... Read more

Terra Drone Invests in UTM developer Aloft Technologies

Terra Drone Invests in UTM developer Aloft Technologies

28-Mar-2024Source: Terra Drone

Terra Drone Corporation (Terra Drone), a leading drone and Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) technology provider headquartered in Japan, has announced an investment in Aloft Technologies (Aloft), a company focusing on developing UTM, and a market leader in drone fleet and airspace management in the United States. This investment makes Terra Drone the largest shareholder in... Read more

Boeing awarded $96M contract for MH-47G renew build

Boeing awarded $96M contract for MH-47G renew build

27-Mar-2024Source: Boeing

Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, is being awarded a $96,222,530 firm-fixed-price modification to an existing delivery order, placed under a basic ordering agreement, (H9224122F0073) for the procurement of an MH-47G renew build for rotary wing aircraft. This will increase the award to an existing obligated amount of $404,746,474.  The majority of the work will be... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $19M for Japanese V-22 support

Bell Boeing awarded $19M for Japanese V-22 support

22-Mar-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $19,324,299 cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F0167) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001922G0002). This order provides recurring and non-recurring engineering to complete software upgrades for the government of Japan in support of V-22 aircraft program. Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (50%); Fort Worth,... Read more

Croatia orders eight more UH-60M Black Hawks

Croatia orders eight more UH-60M Black Hawks

14-Mar-2024Source: US Embassy in Croatia

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce that on March 13, 2024, the United States and Croatia signed a Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for the purchase of eight new Black Hawk helicopters.  This joint U.S.-Croatia investment will increase Croatia’s Black Hawk helicopter fleet from four to twelve, bolstering Croatia’s self-defense... Read more

Bell awarded $455M contract for 12 AH-1Z for Nigeria

Bell awarded $455M contract for 12 AH-1Z for Nigeria

14-Mar-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded a $455,000,000 firm-fixed-price, undefinitized contract for the production and delivery of 12 AH-1Z helicopters for the government of Nigeria, as well as provides associated engineering, program management and logistics support, and non-recurring engineering for obsolescence. Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas (80%); and Amarillo, Texas... Read more

Signature partners with Beta Technologies to lnstall electric chargers at one NE USA airport

Signature partners with Beta Technologies to lnstall electric chargers at one NE USA airport

11-Mar-2024Source: Signature Aviation

Signature Aviation, the world’s largest private aviation terminal operator, and BETA Technologies, Inc., an electric aerospace company, have partnered to install BETA-designed electric charging infrastructure at several on-airport locations across the east coast. The partners have already installed and commissioned their first multimodal, interoperable charging station at Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, with two more signed agreements... Read more

Helitak Firefighting Equipment to expand operations into US

Helitak Firefighting Equipment to expand operations into US

5-Mar-2024Source: Helitak

Helitak Firefighting Equipment, an Australian-based aerial firefighting tank manufacturer, announced on February 22, 2024, that the company was expanding its operations in the United States. The company has recently secured the lease of a 20,000-foot property at Camarillo Airport in California, where it will grow its operations in the United States. The new 20,000-foot facility... Read more

HH-60W makes first flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan

HH-60W makes first flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan

4-Mar-2024Source: US Air Force

A U.S. Air Force HH-60W Jolly Green II assigned to the 33rd Rescue Squadron takes off from the flightline for its first flight at Kadena Air Base, Japan, Feb. 27, 2024. The HH-60W is the successor to the HH-60G Pave Hawk and designed from the ground up with integrated mission systems and features new, multi-function... Read more

Billings receives first ever CFR Exemption for Ex-Foreign Military CH-47s

Billings receives first ever CFR Exemption for Ex-Foreign Military CH-47s

28-Feb-2024Source: Billings Flying Service

Billings Flying Service (BFS) received a CFR exemption from 14 CFR 21.185(b) earlier this month, allowing it to proceed with the United States’ first ever restricted category airworthiness certification of ex-foreign military Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters. BFS took delivery of six CH-47Ds from the Netherlands Defense Ministry in mid-2023. “Though seemingly small, approval of our... Read more

Airwolf TT straps for Bell UH-1 TT approved by US Defense Logistics Agency

Airwolf TT straps for Bell UH-1 TT approved by US Defense Logistics Agency

28-Feb-2024Source: Airwolf Aerospace

Airwolf Aerospace’s- Medium Bell UH-1 TT Straps have received USA DLA Source Approval under NSN: 3040-01-299-8100 Airwolf has sold thousands of TT straps for Bell UH-1, 204, 205, 210 and 212 helicopters under its FAA STC and STC validations by EASA. Transport Canada, and Brazil ANAC. They are now pleased to announce that their medium... Read more

Bell-Boeing awarded $12M contract to improve CV-22 proprotor gearboxes

Bell-Boeing awarded $12M contract to improve CV-22 proprotor gearboxes

26-Feb-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded an $11,544,539 modification (P00013) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001921F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification adds scope to procure three shipsets of proprotor gearboxes in support of the Nacelle Improvements Step 2 requirement for CV-22 aircraft. Work will be performed in Amarillo,... Read more

Maverick Helicopters expands operations in Southern California

Maverick Helicopters expands operations in Southern California

21-Feb-2024Source: Maverick Helicopters

Maverick Helicopters, one of the largest aviation-based tourism companies in the world, has recently expanded its operations to Southern California, welcoming fliers to experience the coast from a new perspective. In addition to stunning aerial views, Maverick Helicopters offers passengers various adventures including flights over the iconic Hollywood Sign to the untouched charm of Catalina... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $150M contract for Norwegian MH-60R upgrades

Lockheed Martin awarded $150M contract for Norwegian MH-60R upgrades

6-Feb-2024Source: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, was awarded a not-to-exceed $150,560,000 undefinitized modification (P00001) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001924F5567) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0017). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering and add/delete efforts in support of bringing six MH-60R aircraft from a standard Foreign Military Sales (FMS) configuration to... Read more

SATMO to begin Black Hawk training in Albania

SATMO to begin Black Hawk training in Albania

6-Feb-2024Source: US Army

Members of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Command’s (USASAC) Security Assistance Training Management Organization (SATMO) attended a ceremony Jan. 16 as the Albanian Defence Ministry celebrated the delivery of two UH-60A Black Hawk helicopters at Rinas Airport near Tirana. The Albanian government acquired the aircraft with help from the European Recapitalization Incentive Program (ERIP),... Read more

Boeing awarded $87M contract for CH-47 engine transmissions

Boeing awarded $87M contract for CH-47 engine transmissions

6-Feb-2024Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $87,984,634 firm-fixed-price contract for the overhaul and upgrade of the engine transmission assembly for the CH-47 Chinook. 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 Feb. 1, 2028. Army... Read more

US State Dept. approves sale of eight UH-60Ms to Croatia

US State Dept. approves sale of eight UH-60Ms to Croatia

29-Jan-2024Source: US State Dept

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Croatia of UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters and related equipment and services for an estimated cost of $500 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Government of Croatia... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $9M contract for 22 turrets for H-1 helicopters

Lockheed Martin awarded $9M contract for 22 turrets for H-1 helicopters

25-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, is awarded $9,000,000 for a not-to-exceed, undefinitized contract action delivery order (N00383-24-F-A500), under previously awarded contract (N00383-23-G-A501), for the procurement of 22 turret assemblies in support of the H-1 aircraft. All work will be performed in Orlando, Florida. Work is expected to be completed by January 2025. Annual working capital... Read more

Joby to Install First Electric Air Taxi Charger in NYC

Joby to Install First Electric Air Taxi Charger in NYC

25-Jan-2024Source: Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Helo Holdings, Inc., (“HHI”), to install the first air taxi charger in the greater New York City region at the company’s heliport in Kearny, New Jersey, located just a... Read more

Atlantic Aviation and Archer Aviation Align to Develop eVTOL Infrastructure 

Atlantic Aviation and Archer Aviation Align to Develop eVTOL Infrastructure 

19-Jan-2024Source: Archer Aviation

Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR), a leader in electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, and Atlantic Aviation, a leading fixed-base operator (FBO) network and aviation services provider, announced the recent signing of an MOU focused on establishing sites for electric aircraft operations in the LA and New York City metropolitan areas, along with Northern... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $23M contract for continued flight test support for V-22

Bell Boeing awarded $23M contract for continued flight test support for V-22

12-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $23,305,660 cost-plus-fixed-fee, level of effort modification (P00016) to an order (N0001921F0008) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises an option to provide continued flight test support for the V-22 Osprey aircraft for the Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and the government... 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

Bell awards CAE contract for US Army FLRAA program

Bell awards CAE contract for US Army FLRAA program

9-Jan-2024Source: CAE

CAE announced that CAE Defense & Security is under contract with Bell Textron Inc. to support the U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. As a FLRAA team member, CAE will provide operator and maintenance training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS), including advanced maintenance training systems and display and simulation effects for... Read more

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

Guatemalan Air Force receives Bell 429

8-Jan-2024Source: US Army

Representatives from the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, Multi-National Aviation Special Project Office, Security Assistance Management Directorate, Bell, and Security Cooperation Officers for Guatemala, pose for a photo in front of the Guatemalan Air Force’s new Bell 429 helicopter Dec. 12, 2023. The helicopter was purchased through the Army’s Foreign Military Sales program and will... Read more

Lockheed Martin award $132M contact for Spanish MH-60R configuration changes

Lockheed Martin award $132M contact for Spanish MH-60R configuration changes

5-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, New York, is awarded a not-to-exceed $132,834,000 undefinitized modification (P00001) to a firm-fixed-price order (N0001924F2566) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001921G0017). This modification adds scope to provide non-recurring engineering and add/delete efforts in support of bringing eight MH-60R aircraft from a standard Foreign Military Sales (FMS) configuration to a... 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

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2024 Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls International Reveal 2024 Scholarship Recipients

3-Jan-2024Source: Whirly-Girls

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the recipients of the 2024 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards.  The scholarships will be awarded February 25, 2024 at the Whirly-Girls Annual Reception during HAI HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California.  Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 39 scholarships... Read more

GE awarded $19.4M contact for CH-53K Lot 9 engine long-lead items

GE awarded $19.4M contact for CH-53K Lot 9 engine long-lead items

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded a not-to-exceed $19,400,000 firm-fixed-price advanced acquisition contract to procure congressionally mandated long-lead items in support of 63, Lot Nine, full rate production T408 Engines for the CH-53K Helicopter Program for the Marine Corps. Work will be performed in Lynn, Massachusetts (labor surplus area), and is expected to be... 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

Northrop Grumman awarded $7M contract for Nigerian AH-1Z mission computers

Northrop Grumman awarded $7M contract for Nigerian AH-1Z mission computers

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., Woodland Hills, California, is awarded a $7,781,824 modification (P00007) to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001919D0025). This modification increases the ceiling for the production and delivery of an additional 32 H-1 tech refresh mission computers in support of the AH-1Z aircraft for the government of Nigeria. Work will be performed... Read more

AIR moves to next phase of USAF AFWERX eVTOL R&D program

AIR moves to next phase of USAF AFWERX eVTOL R&D program

3-Jan-2024Source: AIR

AIR, creator of eVTOLs for the consumer market, announced the next phase in its participation in the United States Air Force’s AFWERX Agility Prime program to help propel development of the Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry, currently revolutionizing aviation. Following AIR’s acceptance to the program in 2022, the company has now completed Agility Prime’s third phase and entered into a... Read more

Bell Boeing awarded $10M contract for 12 CV-22 Nacelle Improvement Kits

Bell Boeing awarded $10M contract for 12 CV-22 Nacelle Improvement Kits

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded a $10,315,188 modification (P00012) to a cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price, fixed-price incentive (firm-target) order (N0001921F0030) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001917G0002). This modification exercises options to provide for retrofit installation of 12 Nacelle Improvement Kits and Conversion Area Harness onto CV-22 aircraft, as well as associated... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $12M contract for MH-60R logistics services

Lockheed Martin awarded $12M contract for MH-60R logistics services

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded a $12,328,863 modification (P00012) to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract (N0001920D0001). This modification provides for through life support services, to include in-country, on-site squadron workforce supplementation support personnel, and continued maintenance, program management, and logistics services in support of... Read more

AAR awarded $113M contract for Black Hawk engine overhaul work

AAR awarded $113M contract for Black Hawk engine overhaul work

3-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

AAR Allen Services Inc., Garden City, New York, was awarded a $113,130,795 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance and overhaul of the power unit gas turbine in support of the Black Hawk helicopter system. Bids were solicited via the internet with three received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion... Read more

Lockheed Martin awarded $74M contract for AH-64 night vision work

Lockheed Martin awarded $74M contract for AH-64 night vision work

2-Jan-2024Source: US DoD

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $74,045,265 modification (P00017) to contract W58RGZ-21-C-0016 for the AH-64 Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor Performance Based Logistics program. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Fiscal 2024 Army working capital funds in the amount... 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

Boeing awarded $271M for SOCOM MH-47Gs

Boeing awarded $271M for SOCOM MH-47Gs

20-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a firm-fixed-price modification to an existing delivery order (H92241-22-F-0073) with a value of $271,215,944 for procurement of MH-47G renew build rotary wing aircraft in support of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Fiscal 2023 and 2024 procurement and aircraft procurement, Army (APA) funds in the amount of $271,215,944... 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

Longbow awarded $10M Apache AH-64D/E Model Fire Control Radar contract

Longbow awarded $10M Apache AH-64D/E Model Fire Control Radar contract

18-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Longbow LLC, Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $10,773,790 modification (P00008) to contract W58RGZ-22-C-0053 for the Apache AH-64D/E Model Fire Control Radar. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2024. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.... Read more

Leonardo delivers 700th helicopter from US production line

Leonardo delivers 700th helicopter from US production line

14-Dec-2023Source: Leonardo

In November, the 700th American-made helicopter was delivered from Leonardo ‘s production line in Philadelphia, representing an enormous milestone achievement in the United States that speaks to the technical maturity of its industrial operations in the U.S. The actual 700th aircraft, an AW119Kx single engine, was delivered to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer... Read more

Court approves Air Methods financial restructuring plan

Court approves Air Methods financial restructuring plan

14-Dec-2023Source: Air Methods

Air Methods Corporation (“Air Methods” or the “Company”), the leading air medical service provider in the U.S., announced that the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the “Court”) confirmed the Company’s prepackaged Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”). Air Methods, which has continued to operate normally throughout the court-supervised restructuring process, expects to... Read more

Raytheon awarded $8.7M for CH-53K night vision systems

Raytheon awarded $8.7M for CH-53K night vision systems

8-Dec-2023Source: US DoD

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is awarded an $8,716,398 firm-fixed-price modification (P00010) to a firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee order (N0001921F0810) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001920G0007). This modification exercises an option to procure 13 Lot 8 Night Vision System AN/AAQ-44 forward looking infrared kits in support of CH-53K King Stallion helicopter production aircraft. Work will be... Read more

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