Helicopters & Rotorcraft Technologies

EASA certifies Airbus Helicopters EC225 gear shaft redesign

EASA certifies Airbus Helicopters EC225 gear shaft redesign

MARIGNANE, France, 22 April 2014. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officials have certified the redesigned vertical bevel gear shaft for Airbus Helicopters’ EC225, enabling its production and installation on all rotorcraft of this type being produced and currently in operation globally. 

Army helicopter avionics experts look to Elbit for displaying systems status on night-vision cockpit displays

Army helicopter avionics experts look to Elbit for displaying systems status on night-vision cockpit displays

ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md., 22 April 2014. U.S. Army aviation experts needed special processors to convert electronic signals from helicopter sensors to trend information for display on night-vision equipment. They found their solution from Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Kaman New Zealand SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter achieves first flight

BLOOMFIELD, Conn., 16 April 2014. Kaman Aerospace, on track to deliver 10 of its Super Seasprite helicopter to the New Zealand government, began production flight testing of the NZ SH-2G(I) aircraft at Kaman’s Bloomfield, Conn., facility. After production flight tests, Kaman anticipates delivering all 10 Super Seasprite aircraft, which will be used for maintenance and aircrew training, by mid-2015.

FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together

FAA to establish center of excellence to deal with issues of military and civil unmanned aircraft operating together

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., 13 April 2014. U.S. aviation authorities say they will create a center of excellence for unmanned aircraft within the next year, consisting of representatives from government, academia, and industry to conduct unmanned aircraft research, education, and training.

Rugged, rad-hard 10-bit A/D converter introduced by DATEL for avionics, space, and military applications

Rugged, rad-hard 10-bit A/D converter introduced by DATEL for avionics, space, and military applications

MANSFIELD, Mass., 13 April 2014. The DATEL Business Unit of Murata Power Solutions in Mansfield, Mass., is introducing the ADS-1011 series rad-hard analog-to-digital (A/D) converters in hermetically sealed ceramic packages for aerospace and defense applications.

Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system

Sandel Avionics launches all-digital attitude heading reference system

VISTA, Calif., 7 April 2014. Sandel Avionics Inc., a manufacturer of retrofit avionics, has unveiled its first all-digital attitude heading reference system (AHRS), the SG102/D, which is identical to the SG102 (MOD2) without the analog interfaces. 

Navy continues effort to extend range of helicopter UAVs; asks Northrop Grumman to build five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

Navy continues effort to extend range of helicopter UAVs; asks Northrop Grumman to build five MQ-8C Fire Scouts

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 6 April 2014. Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designers at Northrop Grumman Corp. will build five long-range unmanned helicopters for operation from destroyers and other surface warships under terms of a $43.8 million U.S. Navy contract announced this past week.

Sikorsky Aircraft to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it overcharged Army for Black Hawk helicopter spare parts

Sikorsky Aircraft to pay $3.5 million to resolve allegations it overcharged Army for Black Hawk helicopter spare parts

WASHINGTON, 2 April 2014. Officials at helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. in Stratford, Conn., have agreed to settle a suit brought by U.S. government representatives alleging that the company charged inflated prices for spare parts used to maintain the U.S. Army’s current fleet of Black Hawk military helicopters. Sikorsky, part of United Technologies Corp., will pay $3.5 million, federal prosecutors say.

Rugged Freescale P3041 QorIQ quad-core 3U CompactPCI computer board introduced by MEN Micro

Rugged Freescale P3041 QorIQ quad-core 3U CompactPCI computer board introduced by MEN Micro

BLUE BELL, Pa., 30 March 2014. MEN Micro Inc. in Blue Bell, Pa., is introducing the G51 3U CompactPCI Serial single-board computer for data acquisition, encryption, simulation, process control, and other communications and processing systems that require intense, reliable data throughput.

FIDEA news: Russian Helicopters to deliver more than 40 helicopters to Latin America

FIDEA news: Russian Helicopters to deliver more than 40 helicopters to Latin America

MOSCOW, 27 March 2014. Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, won contracts with Latin American countries for 41 helicopters to be delivered through 2016. Russian Helicopters officials see the Latin American market, one of the largest and fastest growing anywhere in the world, as a strategic priority for growing the company’s global market share.

NTSB: Eurocopter helicopter rotated 360 degrees before pitching forward, crashing, killing two in Seattle

NTSB: Eurocopter helicopter rotated 360 degrees before pitching forward, crashing, killing two in Seattle

SEATTLE, 25 March 2014. Officials from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), headquartered in Washington, released its first report on the KOMO News helicopter crash in Seattle last week.

News helicopter crashes in Seattle, two dead

SEATTLE, 18 March 2014. Two people are dead and one is critically injured after a leased KOMO news helicopter crashed, striking three automobiles, just yards from the famous Space Needle in busy Seattle Center during the morning commute.

U.S. military forces plan to spend more than $2.4 billion in fiscal 2015 on unmanned aerial vehicle production

U.S. military forces plan to spend more than $2.4 billion in fiscal 2015 on unmanned aerial vehicle production

WASHINGTON, 16 March 2014. U.S. military leaders plan to spend $2.45 billion next year on unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) procurement and research, with the RQ-4 Global Hawk, MQ-9 Reaper, and the experimental U.S. Navy Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance And Strike (UCLASS) system expected to be the biggest winners.

Raytheon wins two contracts for multispectral sensors aboard Navy MH-60 helicopters and Air Force HC/MC-130J turboprops

Raytheon wins two contracts for multispectral sensors aboard Navy MH-60 and Air Force HC/MC-130J aircraft

CRANE, Ind., 9 March 2014. Electro-optics experts at the Raytheon Co. Space and Airborne Systems segment in McKinney, Texas, won two contracts late Thursday worth a collective $22.9 million to provide multispectral sensors for U.S. military helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft.

Army orders 82 of Boeing's latest-version AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $1.2 billion contract

Army orders 82 of Boeing's latest-version AH-64E Apache Guardian attack helicopters in $1.2 billion contract

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 9 March 2014. Military helicopter designers at the Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA) will provide 82 of the latest-version AH-64 Apache attack helicopters to the U.S. Army under terms of a $1.2 billion contract announced this past week.

Coast Guard chooses RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

Coast Guard chooses RTA-4114 multiscan weather radar from Rockwell Collins for future MH-65E utility helicopters

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, 9 March 2014. U.S. Coast Guard aviation experts needed a weather radar system for the service's future MH-65E Dolphin helicopter. They found their solution from Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

FAA approves Sandel HeliTAWS helicopter terrain awareness & warning system for Part 27 and Part 29 AML-STCs

FAA approves Sandel HeliTAWS helicopter terrain awareness & warning system for Part 27 and Part 29 AML-STCs

VISTA, Calif., 6 March 2014. Sandel Avionics Inc., a provider of wire, terrain, and obstacles alerting technology for helicopters, has received its first HeliTAWS Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for Part 27 and Part 29.

Army orders four UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in $22.9 million contract

Army orders four UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters from Airbus Helicopters in $22.9 million contract

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 2 March 2014. Airbus Helicopters in Herndon, Va. (formerly EADS North America), will build four UH-72 Lakota utility helicopters for the U.S. Army under terms of a $22.9 million contract.

Rockwell Collins selects Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY-178 operating system for multi-function display on Sikorsky S-92 helicopter

Rockwell Collins selects Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY-178 operating system for multi-function display on Sikorsky S-92 helicopter

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., 28 Feb. 2014. Rockwell Collins selected Green Hills Software’s INTEGRITY-178 operating system (OS) for the development of its MFD-268P2B multi-function display for Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter’s advanced cockpit avionics.

Bell Helicopter logs more than 100 signings at Heli-Expo 2014

Bell Helicopter logs more than 100 contract signings at Heli-Expo 2014

ANAHEIM, Calif., 27 Feb. 2014. Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, revealed the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and a full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless in search-and-rescue configuration at Heli-Expo 2014 in Anaheim, Calif.

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