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2011-02-02 09:30:00

BEEVILLE, Texas, Feb. 2, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today delivered the second UH-60 aircraft that has undergone "A-A" to "L" recapitalization for use by the U.S. Customs & Border Protection Agency (CBP). Distinguished as the fifth helicopter off the original BLACK HAWK helicopter production line, this fully upgraded UH-60L model will execute national security missions mandated by the CBP. Nicknamed "718" from the last three digits of its identification...

2011-02-02 06:50:00

HOPKINTON, Mass., Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alakai Technologies (http://www.alakai1.com) announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration issued a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Alakai's digital Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems and wireless Internet units on Eurocopter AS350 and EC130 helicopters. The AS350 and its derivatives, with over 4,000 helicopters sold, are used by police, forest service, oil exploration, flight-seeing and emergency medical...

2011-02-01 00:18:58

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, has released December 2010 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, and helicopter markets. 2010 pre-owned business jet sales improved year-over-year compared to 2009 and 2008. Utica, NY (Vocus/PRWEB) January 31, 2011 JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, has released December 2010 results for the pre-owned business jet, business turboprop, and helicopter markets. New...

2011-01-31 12:02:00

COATESVILLE, Pa., Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has delivered two S-92® helicopters to airlift services provider AAR CORP., for operations in Afghanistan. AAR will perform passenger and cargo lift missions on behalf of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), a government agency that provides transportation for the Department of Defense. (Logo:...

2011-01-21 13:39:00

STRATFORD, Conn., Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Department of State has delivered three UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters to the Government of Mexico's Federal Police (FP). Designed and manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), the aircraft are the first of six advanced helicopters designed to support Mexico's law enforcement operations as part of the Merida Initiative, a security cooperation agreement between the two countries. (Logo:...

2011-01-20 13:08:00

Washington, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Maritime Helicopter Support Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has received a $1.4 billion firm fixed price contract from the U.S. Navy to continue providing performance-based logistics support for more than 490 in-service H-60 SEAHAWK® helicopters. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO )...

2011-01-17 09:00:00

STRATFORD, Conn., Jan. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today 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. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO ) Through this advanced design tool, the program expects to...

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2011-01-11 14:05:00

AVX Aircraft Company, a Fort Worth, Texas-based company, is working on technology that might make flying sports utility vehicles a reality, starting with innovative ideas in helicopters. The AVX is a concept from Bell Helicopter executives with decades of experience in vertical flight that is to make helicopters more efficient, easier to pilot and be more affordable. The company believes it has a cheap way to refurbish 330 U.S. Army OH-58D model helicopters and replace them with advanced...

2010-12-16 13:35:00

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. (NYSE: SPR), 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. The fuselage assembly, which includes composite cockpit and cabin sections designed and built by Spirit, was joined to a supplier-provided aft transition...

2010-12-10 10:07:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace (Nasdaq: KAMN) a $45.8 million contract for K-MAX® unmanned aircraft systems for a U.S. Marine Corps evaluation of unmanned cargo resupply in an operational forward deployed environment. "The K-MAX UAS was specifically designed for the battlefield cargo resupply mission," said Dan Spoor, Lockheed Martin Aviation Systems vice president....


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.