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Nov. 15, 2012, Herndon, Va. - The U.S. Army has awarded EADS North America a $181.8 million contract option to deliver 34 additional UH-72A Lakota helicopters, bringing the total aircraft ordered to date to 312. Army plans call for procuring 347 Lakotas through 2016.
Nov. 8, 2012, Montreal - Flight training and simulator manufacturer CAE Inc. missed expectations Thursday as its net income dropped five per cent to $36.5 million in the second quarter despite rising revenues.
Sept. 26, 2012, Ottawa - General Dynamics Canada has won a contract from Boeing to provide engineering support services on the CH-147F Chinook in-service support program.
Sept. 21, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft is planning this month to deliver the final two of 15 UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the U.S. Army for further transfer to the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV). All 15 aircraft will have been delivered in just 16 months, a record acquisition pace for a squadron-sized fleet of Black Hawk helicopters procured via the U.S. Government’s Foreign Military Sales program.
Sept. 5, 2012, Tucson, Az. - Universal Avionics has appointed John Bullis as the company’s regional sales manager of Northern Europe. Bullis is based out of London, U.K., and is responsible for the overall growth and development of Universal Avionics’ product sales in the Northern European region.
Aug. 21, 2012, Anlesey, Wales – Prince William has come to the rescue. Again.
Aug. 17, 2012, Victoria, B.C. - No one on board Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Algonquin can remember the last time a Canadian CH-124 Sea King helicopter dropped five exercise torpedoes in one day. But, that’s exactly what happened July 19 during Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), which took place around the Hawaiian Islands from June 29 to August 3, 2012.
Aug. 17, 2012, Ridley Township, Pa. - As Boeing marks the 50th anniversary of delivering the first H-47 Chinook military helicopter, the company is nearing completion of a $130 million renovation of its production line near Philadelphia that will help it meet global demand for the latest model, the CH-47F.
Aug. 9, 2012, Montreal - CAE Inc.'s first-quarter profit was cut in half to $21.3 million, as the company absorbed a major acquisition in its civil business unit and sales at its military division dropped from a year ago.
Aug. 8, 2012, Edmonton - On June 8, 408 Tactical Helicopter Squadron, located at Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, but belonging to 1 Wing Kingston, Ont., played a unique part in seeing that a part of Royal Canadian Air Force history is preserved.
Aug. 8, 2012, Chicago, Il. - Boeing has reported that its Unmanned Little Bird H-6U - a variant of the MD-500 series - successfully performed 14 autonomous takeoffs and landings from a ship during flight tests in July.
July 3, 2012, Philadelphia, Pa. - AgustaWestland North America, Inc. completed a week of flight demonstrations for the U.S. Army as it moves forward with its Armed Aerial Scout program.
July 3, 2012, Toronto - Sikorsky has missed its deadline for the delivery of first batch of military helicopters to replace the aging Sea Kings. Sikorsky was supposed to deliver 28 of the CH-148 Cyclones in June.
June 22, 2012, Ottawa - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced that Canadian singer and songwriter Sass Jordan has been appointed as the next Honorary Colonel of 417 Combat Support (CS) Squadron.
June 22, 2012, Comox, B.C. - Under bright orange canopies, the Royal Canadian Air Force's eight newest Search and Rescue Technicians (SAR Techs) parachuted into their graduation parade today at 19 Wing Comox, marking the end of eleven months of intense training.

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