UAVs
April 24, 2012, Patuxent River, Md. - Engineers from the Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems sector in San Diego will develop and build two unmanned helicopters, as well as six MQ-8 Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as part of the vertical take-off and landing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (VTUAV) endurance upgrade rapid deployment capability, under terms of a potential $262.3 million contract announced Monday.
April 24, 2012, Rome, Italy - With reference to the articles published in the last few days by some newspapers - and with particular reference to the circumstances that have associated the names of Finmeccanica and AgustaWestland with those of Valter Lavitola, the Hon. Marco Reguzzoni and events in India - the Finmeccanica Group, while fully respecting the work of the competent authorities, would like to make the following statement.
April 20, 2012, Montreal - In the presence of Sam Hamad, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, showcased its many accomplishments in 2011 during its Annual General Meeting.
April 5, 2012, Ozark, Al. - A self-funded project involving the maintenance of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) could potentially increase the workforce at Bell Helicopter’s Ozark facility, officials confirmed this week.
March 9, 2012, India - A raft of helicopter makers such as Boeing, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp, Bell Helicopter, Eurocopter and AgustaWestland are hovering over the civil market in India. But they are also eyeing a bigger prize: military deals.
March 9, 2012, Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today asked for public input on the agency’s selection process for six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites. Once the pilot program is established, the agency expects it will provide valuable data to help the FAA safely and efficiently integrate UAS into the same airspace with manned airplanes.
March 8, 2012, Paris – Strong demand for commercial jets and helicopters helped bring Airbus parent company and aerospace giant EADS NV a 72 per cent jump in fourth quarter profit and a similar full-year boost, the company reported Thursday.
March 1, 2012, Washington, D.C. - Heads up: Drones are going mainstream. Civilian cousins of the unmanned military aircraft that have tracked and killed terrorists in the Middle East and Asia are in demand by police departments, border patrols, power companies, news organizations and others wanting a bird's-eye view that's too impractical or dangerous for conventional planes or helicopters to get.
Feb. 13, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - Conklin & de Decker has announced the Helicopter Maintenance Management Seminar – Essential Tools for Your New Maintenance Manager’s Role will be held on June 4th to 6th, 2012 in Irving, Texas.
Feb. 10, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - DART Helicopter Services will be taking product show casing to a new level this year with their New Product Innovation Stage.
Jan. 30, 2012, Vancouver - From 62° of latitude North in Yellowknife, to 38° of latitude South in Geelong, Australia, and within hundreds of degrees of longitude, girls and women are about to discover that aviation is for them too during the second annual Women Of Aviation Worldwide Week celebration, March 5 through March 11.
Jan. 11, 2012, Helmand Province, Afghanistan - The U.S. Marines have begun testing the Kaman K-MAX drone helicopter, the first operational use of a cargo drone.
Nov. 9, 2011, Winnipeg - On Thursday Nov. 3 at about 4 a.m., police received a report about a possible break and enter in the 200 block of Aberdeen Avenue. The police helicopter responded and located a man leaving the home, then pointed police on the ground to the 300 block of Redwood Avenue. Police arrested the man there.
Nov. 9, 2011, San Diego, Ca. - Northrop Grumman Corporation has started work outfitting the U.S. Navy's MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter with a weapons system.
Oct. 21, 2011, Chicago, Il. - Boeing has signed a teaming agreement with the Rotary Wing Training Center (RWTC) - a subsidiary of the Netherland's World Class Aviation Academy (WCAA) - to establish a state-of-the-art CH-47 Chinook helicopter maintenance training facility near the Dutch Gilze-Rijen Airbase.

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