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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

Polish Police order two more S70i Black Hawks

Polish Police order two more S70i Black Hawks

12-Dec-2022Source: HeliHub.com

The contract has been reported as worth 350 million Polish Zloty, US $78.6 Million at today’s prices.  Delivery is expected in September 2023 and the fourth quarter of 2024. While the aircraft will be operated by the Police, their primary role will be for firefighting under a contract with the State Fire Service, and available... Read more

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Fourteen (HM-14) makes final flight

Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Fourteen (HM-14) makes final flight

12-Dec-2022Source: US Navy

After nearly 45 years of service, flying the RH-53D and the MH-53E, the Vanguard are officially disestablishing in July 2023. The sailors of HM-14 have served and flown on every continent in the world over their 45 year history, and have been a part of numerous critical military Operations. With the Navy’s decision to develop... Read more

Royal Thai Army receives four more UH-60Ms

Royal Thai Army receives four more UH-60Ms

12-Dec-2022

The Royal Thai Army has recently taken delivery of four Sikorsky UH-60M helicopters to take their Black Hawk fleet to a total of 18.  From the first  deliveries of three UH-60L models in 2011, 20 have been imported, including three acquired pre-owned.  Two have been retired from service following incidents in July 2011 and July... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $28M contract for Presidential VH-92 work

Sikorsky awarded $28M contract for Presidential VH-92 work

1-Dec-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $28,841,002 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee, cost reimbursable, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides for integrated logistics support, sustaining engineering, spares procurement, material management, component overhaul, and training activities in support of VH Presidential Helicopter sustainment for the Navy. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut (53%); Shelton,... Read more

27-Nov-22 HL…. Sikorsky S58T Yangyang, Korea (5F)

27-Nov-22 HL…. Sikorsky S58T Yangyang, Korea (5F)

27-Nov-2022

Five people lost their lives when a helicopter crashed into a heavily wooded area during a fire reconnaissance flight. Those killed included the 71-year-old pilot and a 54-year-old mechanic, who were initially believed to be the only two people on board.  Rescue workers later found three more bodies – one of a person in their 20s... Read more

First Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter delivered

First Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter delivered

22-Nov-2022Source: US Air Force

Defense Contract Management Agency Sikorsky Aircraft delivered the first HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter to the 563rd Rescue Group, here Aug. 11. The HH-60W is the latest upgrade of the Sikorsky H-60 series helicopter designed to replace the Air Force’s current HH-60G inventory. Crewmembers from the 66th Rescue Squadron, or RQS, who will... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $98M contract for UH-60M

Sikorsky awarded $98M contract for UH-60M

17-Nov-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $98,932,185 modification (P00007) to contract W58RGZ-22-C-0010 for UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2027. Fiscal 2022 aircraft procurement, Army funds in the amount of $98,932,185 were obligated at the time of the... Read more

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

Starspeed commences Isles of Scilly scheduled service

15-Nov-2022Source: HeliHub.com

As one of the longest run scheduled services in the world, the route from Penzance Heliport on the the south-west tip of England across open water to the Isles of Scilly has always attracted interest within the industry.  The 36 mile route has been flown by helicopters – with a couple of notable breaks –... Read more

Heli-One Adds S-92 Base Maintenance Capability in Poland

Heli-One Adds S-92 Base Maintenance Capability in Poland

9-Nov-2022Source: Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has introduced Sikorsky S-92 base maintenance capability at its facility in Poland to broaden its service offering for an international portfolio of customers. The programme represents the latest investment in the base at Rzeszow, which serves operators across the globe. Final regulatory approval... Read more

Orange County Fire Authority orders two S70 Fire Hawks

Orange County Fire Authority orders two S70 Fire Hawks

4-Nov-2022Source: KFI AM 640

The Orange County Fire Authority Thursday announced it had approved the acquisition of two new firefighting helicopters. The new Sikorsky S70 Firehawk helicopters were approved by the authority’s board a week ago. The new helicopters replace the authority’s 1966 UH-1H “Super Hueys” that had become too expensive to maintenance. See Full Story.... Read more

Pilot-less Black Hawk flies logistics and rescue missions

Pilot-less Black Hawk flies logistics and rescue missions

3-Nov-2022Source: Sikorsky

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have successfully demonstrated to the U.S. Army for the first time how an uninhabited Black Hawk helicopter flying autonomously can safely and reliably perform internal and external cargo resupply missions, and a rescue operation. Sikorsky is partnered with DARPA to... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $280M contract for long-lead CH-53K work

Sikorsky awarded $280M contract for long-lead CH-53K work

2-Nov-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a not-to-exceed $280,946,361 firm-fixed-price modification (P00004) to a previously awarded contract (N0001922C0004). This modification exercises an option to procure long lead items in support of full rate production Lot 8, CH-53K aircraft. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be... Read more

Sikorsky S-76 production to move to India?

Sikorsky S-76 production to move to India?

31-Oct-2022Source: HeliHub.com

Lockheed Martin are reportedly in talks with the Indian conglomerate Tata to move the S-76 production line to the subcontinent. Whether this represents a sale of the production rights or subcontracted manufacture is currently unclear. Following the end of the S-76C++ production in 2011, Sikorsky continued with the later S-76D model but sales have been... Read more

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

PHI leases two S92s and one AW139 from Milestone

20-Oct-2022Source: Milestone

DUBLIN – Thursday, October 20, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced it has signed lease agreements with leading commercial helicopter operator, PHI Aviation (“PHI”) for three helicopters. The agreements include the placement and extension of two Sikorsky S92 helicopters and one Leonardo AW139 helicopter, bringing... Read more

PHI & bp sign 10 year contract extension

PHI & bp sign 10 year contract extension

17-Oct-2022Source: PHI

PHI Aviation, a global leader in helicopter services, has extended its contract with bp to provide helicopter transportation services for bp’s energy exploration and production efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The 10-year, multi-aircraft agreement, which began in September and is an amendment to the existing contract, provides full-time Sikorsky S-92 support from PHI’s Houma... Read more

USAF declares IOC of HH-60W Jolly Green II

USAF declares IOC of HH-60W Jolly Green II

13-Oct-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The U.S. Air Force declared Initial Operational Capability (IOC) for the HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter, validating the platform’s operational readiness to forward deploy Air Force rescue crews around the globe. Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) designed and manufactures the HH-60W, which enables the U.S. Air Force to conduct rescue missions... Read more

Magellan Aerospace Awarded Multi-Year Contract From Sikorsky

Magellan Aerospace Awarded Multi-Year Contract From Sikorsky

13-Oct-2022Source: Magellan Aerospace

  Magellan Aerospace Corporation (“Magellan”) announced a contract award from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation (“Sikorsky”), a Lockheed Martin Company for low rate initial production (LRIP) of assemblies to support the production of the CH-53K® LRIP configuration helicopter. The multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement will be delivered from Magellan’s New York facility commencing in 2023. The contract consists... Read more

Entrol launches new FTD simulator based on S-64 Skycrane

Entrol launches new FTD simulator based on S-64 Skycrane

13-Oct-2022Source: Entrol

  Entrol launches a brand new FTD simulator based on the Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane. The first unit of this model is the first FTD Level 2 based on the Sikorsky S-64 in the world. This helicopter is being used worldwide for firefighting purposes due to its high capacity and quick water-refilling ability, making it one... Read more

Essex Industries Announces New VP/GM Essex Milford

Essex Industries Announces New VP/GM Essex Milford

13-Oct-2022Source: Essex Industries

  Essex Industries is pleased to announce Garrett Ferris has joined the company as Vice President/General Manager at the Essex location in Milford, CT. Garrett comes to Essex from Saint-Gobain where he held site management roles, most recently plant manager. Prior to that, he held engineering roles with Sikorsky. Garrett holds a Bachelor’s Degree in... Read more

Sikorsky progresses On RAIDER X® For US Army

Sikorsky progresses On RAIDER X® For US Army

12-Oct-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) is completing early tests toward a safe flight test program for the RAIDER X® competitive prototype it is building for the U.S. Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program. “The RAIDER X prototype, which is 92% complete, draws on Lockheed Martin’s broad expertise in developing innovative weapons systems... Read more

Sikorsky delivers S-92 to Korea Coast Guard

Sikorsky delivers S-92 to Korea Coast Guard

12-Oct-2022Source: Sikorsky

  The Korea Coast Guard accepted the delivery on Sept. 30 of its third S-92® search and rescue helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The expansion of Korea Coast Guard’s S-92 fleet increases its capability to conduct maritime security, safety and life-saving missions for the people of Korea. “Our valued partnership... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for additions to VH-92A

Sikorsky awarded $39M contract for additions to VH-92A

10-Oct-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $39,920,367 firm-fixed-price modification (P00001) to an order (N0001922F2491) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029).  This modification adds scope to provide production and installation of a VH-92A Flight Training Device (FTD) and updates to a previously delivered VH-92A FTD for the... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract to install the data transfer unit for CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract to install the data transfer unit for CH-53K

5-Oct-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $26,985,285 cost-plus-fixed-fee modification (P00010) to an order (N0001919F2972) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This modification adds scope for the initial and final technical directive to install the data transfer unit and Defensive Electronic Countermeasure System Replacement Phase III ARC-210... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $15M contract for H-53K damper assembly

Sikorsky awarded $15M contract for H-53K damper assembly

30-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $15,640,004 firm-fixed-price delivery order (N00383-22-F-X91Y) under previously awarded basic ordering agreement N00383-20-G-X901 for the procurement of the damper assembly used on the H-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Redmond, Washington. This contract contains no options and work is expected to be completed by December... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for hub assembly of H-53K

Sikorsky awarded $9M contract for hub assembly of H-53K

30-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $9,090,376 ceiling-priced order, undefinitized contract action for the procurement of the hub assembly used on the H-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and work is expected to be completed by September 2026, with no option periods. Working capital (Navy) funds in the... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for tail gearbox assembly of H-53K

Sikorsky awarded $13M contract for tail gearbox assembly of H-53K

29-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $13,211,280 ceiling-priced order, undefinitized contract action for the procurement of the tail gearbox assembly used on the H-53K aircraft. All work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, and is expected to be completed by February 2026, with no option periods. Working capital (Navy) funds in the... Read more

Lockheed Martin to produce 12 MH-60Rs For The Royal Australian Navy

Lockheed Martin to produce 12 MH-60Rs For The Royal Australian Navy

21-Sep-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The U.S. Navy has awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a firm-fixed price contract to produce an additional 12 Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk® helicopters for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Procured via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales agreement, the new aircraft will add a third ‘Romeo’ squadron of unparalleled capability to the RAN’s Fleet Air Arm.... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for services for H-60 and H-53

Sikorsky awarded $26M contract for services for H-60 and H-53

21-Sep-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $26,137,728 cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. This contract provides engineering technical field services in support of various fleet activities to inform, instruct, and train Navy and Marine Corps military and civilian personnel in the installation, operation, and maintenance of the H-60 and H-53 series aircraft, to include technical guidance... Read more

Bristow Norway wins Equinor SAR contract

Bristow Norway wins Equinor SAR contract

7-Sep-2022Source: Bristow

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the world’s leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, today announced an award from Equinor to provide search and rescue services offshore at the Johan Sverdrup and Statfjord B platforms, located in the Norwegian North Sea off the west coast of Norway. A critical part of the emergency... 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

NASA Tests AAM Automation Concepts with Sikorsky and DARPA

NASA Tests AAM Automation Concepts with Sikorsky and DARPA

22-Aug-2022Source: NASA

  New forms of highly automated Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aircraft, such as electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles, could transform transportation, cargo delivery, and a variety of public services. NASA, working alongside the Federal Aviation Administration, is applying its decades of expertise in aeronautical research to ensure this new type of technology enters... Read more

Flexjet to showcase Sikorsky S76 at Monterey Car Week

Flexjet to showcase Sikorsky S76 at Monterey Car Week

19-Aug-2022Source: Flexjet

  Flexjet LLC, one of the largest and most innovative fractional jet providers, will showcase a Sikorsky S-76 from its new private helicopter division on the golf course at The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering. Flexjet aircraft Owners will receive complimentary invitations to the garden party at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club on August 19th, as... Read more

Summit Aviation awarded Sikorsky S92 Authorisation

Summit Aviation awarded Sikorsky S92 Authorisation

10-Aug-2022Source: Summit Aviation

  Summit Aviation announced the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has been added to its Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center Certificate. Summit began serving S-92 operators in 2016. The company became a Sikorsky Authorized Customer Support Center for Sikorsky S-76 legacy aircraft in 2013, followed by Sikorsky S-76D helicopters in 2016. “We are extremely pleased to include... Read more

Lockheed Martin publishes interview with Defiant test pilots

Lockheed Martin publishes interview with Defiant test pilots

9-Aug-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  Sikorsky pilot Bill Fell and Boeing pilot Ed Henderscheid have a combined 60-plus years of helicopter experience between them, and are part of the program to bring the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) to the United States Army. In this Q&A, they share what they love about the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT technology... Read more

Sikorsky S-92 fleet passes 2 Million Flight Hours

Sikorsky S-92 fleet passes 2 Million Flight Hours

27-Jul-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 ® helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). The S-92 was in service for 12 years when... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $25M Combat Rescue Helicopter System contract

Sikorsky awarded $25M Combat Rescue Helicopter System contract

27-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, has been awarded a $25,000,000, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price modification (PZ0173) to previously awarded contract FA8629-14-C-2403 for post DD250 production manufacturing requirements on the Combat Rescue Helicopter System, including torque requirements on the rotor blades to be completed between nine and 11 hours of flight.  Work will be performed in Stratford,... Read more

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

Bristow wins ten year UKSAR 2G contract with S92, AW189 and AW139 fleet

21-Jul-2022

Bristow Helicopters Ltd (NYSE: VTOL) (“Bristow”), the global leader in innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, has been awarded a £1.6 billion 10-year contract for the Second-Generation Search and Rescue Aviation (“UKSAR2G”) program by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA), an executive agency of the Department for Transport. Bristow will work in partnership with 2Excel... Read more

GKN and Sikorsky extend Black Hawk Contract

GKN and Sikorsky extend Black Hawk Contract

20-Jul-2022Source: GKN

  GKN Aerospace has announced that it has signed an extension to a long-term agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company to supply composite structure components for the H-60 Black Hawk helicopter. GKN Aerospace is a supplier for structural components and has a long history of supporting the Sikorsky helicopter. The composite components are manufactured at the GKN... Read more

Sikorsky Delivers CH-53K® To US Marine Corps

Sikorsky Delivers CH-53K® To US Marine Corps

15-Jul-2022Source: Sikorsky

  Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), delivered the third Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) CH-53K helicopter ahead of contract schedule to the U.S. Marine Corps. This aircraft, built in Sikorsky’s digital factory, is the first CH-53K from the Lot 2 LRIP contract awarded by the U.S. Navy in 2019, and the seventh overall delivered... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $32M contract for CH-53K flight training device

Sikorsky awarded $32M contract for CH-53K flight training device

11-Jul-2022Source: US DoD

  Sikorsky Aircraft Co., a Lockheed Martin Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded a $32,645,168 firm-fixed-price order (N6134022F7009) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N0001919G0029). This order procures one CH-53K containerized flight training device (2F243-2) based on low-rate initial production Lot 4 configuration in support of CH-53K phase II training system efforts.  Work will be... 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 signs tenth multi-year Black Hawk contract

US Army signs tenth multi-year Black Hawk contract

28-Jun-2022Source: Lockheed Martin

  The United States government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), signed a five-year contract for a baseline of 120 H-60M Black Hawk helicopters, with options to reach a total of 255 aircraft to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers. Sikorsky continues to modernize and enhance the... Read more

WHI Announces Sikorsky CH-53K© Cockpit Escape Hatches and Transition Kit Awards

WHI Announces Sikorsky CH-53K© Cockpit Escape Hatches and Transition Kit Awards

17-Jun-2022Source: WHI

  WHI Global, LLC (“WHI”), an integrated manufacturer of metal and composite structures for the aerospace & defense industry, has been selected by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company to produce the Cockpit Escape Hatches, Transition to Cabin Joining Kit and Transition to Tail Rotor Pylon Joining Kit for the CH-53K© Heavy Lift Helicopter. The contract... Read more

Sikorsky awarded $185M contract  scope to procurement and delivery of two CH-53K

Sikorsky awarded $185M contract scope to procurement and delivery of two CH-53K

1-Jun-2022Source: US DoD

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a Lockheed Martin Co., Stratford, Connecticut, is awarded an $185,694,050 fixed-price incentive firm modification P00010 to a previously awarded contract (N0001920C0047).  This modification adds scope to procurement and delivery of two unfunded priority list CH-53K Heavy Lift Aircraft under low rate initial production Lot six. Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut... Read more

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