Bell reveals FCX-001 future helicopter concept

HELI-EXPO 2017 – Dallas, TX (March 7, 2017) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its vision for the future of rotorcraft – the FCX-001. This is Bell Helicopter’s first concept aircraft and presents a 3-D roadmap for delivering safer, smarter and more efficient rotorcraft solutions. “For the past 80 years, Bell … [Read more…]

Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Achieves Milestone

STRATFORD, Conn., July 25, 2016 /– Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation. The joint Sikorsky/Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) VH-92A helicopter program team met in July with key collaborators from … [Read more…]

Sikorsky’s S-92® Helicopter Fleet Surpasses One Million Flight Hours

STRATFORD, Conn., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The global fleet of Sikorsky S-92® helicopters recently surpassed one million flight hours, in an impressively short time of less than 12 years.  Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). “We are incredibly thankful to our customers, suppliers and employees for reaching this milestone, and we are tremendously … [Read more…]

LCI Helicopters Delivers First Aw139 to Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has delivered the first new AW139 helicopter to Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service based in Australia. The aircraft is currently en route and will arrive at Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service’s main base in Newcastle, New South Wales, in June to enable pilots along with … [Read more…]

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first Swedish NH90 for anti-submarine warfare

  Specialized naval helicopter with underwater sonar system, tactical radar and high cabin First ASW-version out of an order of 18 helicopters in total Four previously delivered NH90s to be modified for anti-submarine-warfare Donauwörth – Yesterday Airbus Helicopters delivered the first Swedish NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration to the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration … [Read more…]

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight West Palm Beach, Florida – WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, May 22, 2015 – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE: UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, … [Read more…]