Jan. 19, 2011, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has unveiled a state-of-the-art virtual reality center for the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter program, an innovative tool to help identify gaps in a three-dimensional digital environment prior to experimental assembly.
Dec. 17, 2010, Wichita, Kan. - Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. the world's largest independent supplier of commercial airplane assemblies and components, today celebrated the rollout of the Sikorsky CH-53K helicopter fuselage being delivered to support assembly of the first developmental test vehicle.
Dec. 9, 2010, Marignane, France - Eurocopter’s X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter demonstrator, which performed its maiden flight on September 6, 2010, has reached on November 29th the program’s Step 1 speed objective: attaining a true airspeed of 180 kts (333 km/hr) in level flight at a reduced level of engine power.
Dec. 6, 2010, Coatesville, Pa. - Final assembly production of the S-76D helicopter has commenced at Sikorsky Global Helicopters’ manufacturing facility, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today, marking a significant milestone in delivering the next generation of the popular S-76 helicopter.
Nov. 17, 2010, Mississauga, Ont. - Honeywell announced Nov. 15 Boeing has selected the 36-150 Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) for the CH-147 helicopters that will be delivered to Canada.
Oct. 21, 2010, West Palm Beach, Fla. - Sikorsky Aircraft will design, build and fly two prototype light tactical helicopters as the follow-on advancement to the X2 Technology demonstrator aircraft that unofficially shattered the helicopter world speed record here in September with a flight speed of 250 knots (287 mph).
Oct. 15, 2010, Yeovil, U.K. - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the second AW159 multi-role military helicopter successfully completed its maiden flight at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility Thursday.
Sept. 27, 2010, Marignane, France - Eurocopter has begun test flights of the X3 demonstrator for its innovative High-speed, long-range Hybrid Helicopter (H3) concept, which combines excellent vertical takeoff and landing capabilities with fast cruise speeds of more than 220 kts.
Sept. 23, 2010 – Ornge, a world leader in the field of transport medicine, has introduced the most significant fleet upgrade in the history of aero medical transport in Ontario.
August 5, 2010, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation announced Tuesday the successful completion of the CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Program Critical Design Review (CDR) event, signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation.
July 21, 2010, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Innovations has unveiled an X2 Technology Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) simulator that will provide potential customers with a tangible experience of the significant benefits of X2 Technology.
July 5, 2010, West Palm Beach, Fla. - The first S-70i Black Hawk helicopter successfully completed its first flight on July 1, officially launching an international variant and the newest Sikorsky Aircraft product to follow in the legacy of the Black Hawk helicopter.
All of Bell is on a mission,” says Barry Kohler, the Montreal native who took over in January as president of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada. “ Our mission,” he says, “ is to enable each of our customers to succeed. Everyone on the Bell team is committed to that, and the 429 is the best example of that commitment.”
March 22, 2010, West Palm Beach, FL - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has successfully completed the first flight of its second S-76D helicopter. The prototype aircraft successfully completed its initial test card during a flight on March 19 that lasted approximately 30 minutes. The S-76D helicopter is the latest version of the S-76 helicopter.
"Currently, the 22 aircraft of the Canadian Coast Guard's (CCG) air fleet are in good working order and provide safe and effective delivery of CCG programs, “says Gary Sidock, director general, Fleet Directorate. Yet he adds that “having said that, our air fleet is dated technology, as the aircraft range in age from 25 to 37 years old.
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