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Oct. 9, 2013, Montreal - CAE today announced that it was awarded approximately $140 million in military contracts, including approximately $85 million to CAE USA alone.
Oct. 8, 2013, Ridley Township, Pa. - Boeing has delivered the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) fifth CH-147F Chinook helicopter one month ahead of schedule and only three months after the arrival of the first in June, expanding Canada’s military cargo capability while continuing the Chinook program’s history of excellence.
Sept. 30, 2013, Torrance, Ca. - On September 15th, a pair of Robinson R66 Turbine helicopters landed at the Bunkovo Heliport, just outside of Moscow, marking the end of a six-week, Around-the-World Expedition. The historical flight was a first for the R66 and for Russia.
Sept. 24, 2013, London, U.K. - AgustaWestland congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 912” for winning both this year’s Cormorant Trophy, and the Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award from the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (GAPAN).
Sept. 18, 2013, McClure Strait - Three men who died when a Canadian Coast Guard helicopter plunged into the Arctic Ocean last week were not killed by the crash but died of hypothermia, according to a preliminary post-mortem.
Sept. 18, 2013, Cedar Rapids, Ia. - Rockwell Collins has received a $2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop and demonstrate a secure software defined radio (SDR) Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver capability.
Sept. 12, 2013, Halifax - AgustaWestland understands the Government of Canada is considering an alternate solution to the CH-148 Cyclone for the Royal Canadian Air Force Maritime Helicopter replacement program.
Aug. 26, 2013, New York, N.Y. - Famous as movie mogul, daring aviator and eccentric real estate tycoon, Howard Hughes was not well known for starting a helicopter manufacturing empire. A newly published book, Howard’s Whirlybirds: Howard Hughes’ Amazing Pioneering Helicopter Exploits, published by UK-based Fonthill Media, tells the little-known story of how he started and grew that unusual enterprise.
Aug. 15, 2013, Cedar Rapids, Ia. - Rockwell Collins' Receiver Cards were recently used in an historic test flight resulting in the first time any aircraft has used live Military code (M-code) signals to successfully navigate.
July 31, 2013, Paris, Fra. - European aerospace group EADS is to change its name to Airbus and shake up its corporate structure as part of push to give its civil aviation division more prominence.
July 24, 2013, Phoenix, Az. - Private-equity maven Lynn Tilton prevailed in a legal skirmish with Boeing Co. after the aerospace giant allegedly tried to block one of her companies from auditioning a helicopter for the U.S. Army.
July 10, 2013, Vancouver - ACL today announced that the audit team at CHC Helicopter has increased productivity by 15 per cent, cut software costs by 60 per cent over their previous system, and reduced overall IT overhead through the use of ACL˙ GRC.
July 5, 2013, Ottawa - The Honourable Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, Q.C., Associate Minister of National Defence responsible for military procurement and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, welcomed the delivery of the Canadian Armed Forces’ first new CH-147F Chinook helicopter at a ceremony at the Canada Reception Centre last week.
June 19, 2013, Milan, Italy - The former head of the Italian aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica goes on trial in a case involving alleged bribes to win a 560 million euro ($670 million) helicopter contract in India.
June 13, 2013, Patuxent River, Md., – The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Boeing, has been awarded a five-year U.S. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) contract for the production and delivery of 99 V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft, including 92 MV-22 models for the U.S. Marine Corps and seven CV-22 models for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.

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