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May 16, 2013, Cedar Rapids, Ia. - Rockwell Collins announced several leadership changes within Commercial Systems (CS) and International & Service Solutions (I&SS) as the company continues the development of talent from within.
The storm of controversy that has arisen around the CF-18 replacement project and the ongoing delays with the CH-148 Cyclone are but the latest scenes in a play that has been running since Confederation.
It was late November 1962 when Douglas Harkness, Minister of National Defence, announced that “approval has been given for the commencement of a program to equip the Royal Canadian Navy with helicopters of the most modern type
May 13, 2013, Trenton, Ont. - Churchill residents can expect to see increased Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) aircraft activity from May 13-17 as 424 (Transport and Rescue) Squadron based at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton conducts TigerEx 2013, a search and rescue (SAR) exercise.
May 6, Ottawa – Some helicopters from U.S. President Barack Obama's cast-off fleet may yet find their way into the service of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
April 26, 2013, Dallas, Tx. - The U.S. plans to provide Israel with advanced weapons, including the first export of Bell Helicopter's tilt-rotor V-22 Osprey, as part of an "iron-clad pledge" to ensure its edge against enemies such as Syria and Iran, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said. Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/04/22/4794863/hagel-announces-sale-of-v-22s.html#storylink=cpy
March 25, 2013, Berlin, Ger. - Authorities say two helicopters are believed to have crashed near Berlin's Olympic Stadium during a federal police exercise, leaving at least one person dead and several injured.
March 12, 2013, Kabul, Afghanistan - A helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan has killed five American service members, officials said Tuesday.
March 7, 2013, Mesa, Az. - MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced a new order for a MD 500E helicopter from the Polk County Florida Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). The new MD 500E is the first order in a program to replace an aging fleet of three military surplus OH58’s.
Jan. 18, 2013, Washington, D.C. - Boeing Co and Sikorsky Aircraft, a unit of United Technologies Corp, said they were teaming up to develop a next-generation multi-role helicopter for the U.S. military.
Jan. 16, 2013, London, U.K. - A helicopter crashed into a crane and fell on a crowded street in central London during rush hour on Wednesday, sending flames and black plumes of smoke into the air, and killing the pilot and one person on the ground while injuring 13, officials said.
Jan. 10, 2013, Courtenay, B.C. - An 18-year-old skier injured in a small avalanche in Strathcona Provincial Park on Vancouver Island has been airlifted to safety.
Jan. 4, 2013, Ottawa - General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a CA$32 million contract by Northrop Grumman Corporation for key communications network technology for the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) program.
Dec. 20, 2012, Yeovil, U.K. - AgustaWestland has announced it has signed a contract with the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence, valued at approximately $260 million, for the provision of Sea King Integrated Operational Support (SKIOS) from April 1 to the type’s out of service date in March 2016.
Nov. 28, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - The U.S. defense budget is under intense pressure as automatic spending cuts loom, but Sikorsky Aircraft says the longer-term outlook for military helicopters remains bright given several new programs getting started in the United States and strong overseas demand.

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