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2014-09-12 20:20:13

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a four-year test program that proved the efficiency of Sikorsky's single rotor design,...

2014-08-25 08:21:22

WASHINGTON, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In what appears to be a record-setting year for wildland fires in the West, aerial firefighters are battling more wildfires in the Pacific Northwest states, and deploying their aircraft and crews accordingly. For example, CHI Aviation has spent more time on wildfires in Washington State compared to previous years, according to Larry Kelley, the operator's Director of Fire Operations in Boise, Idaho. In that regard, the company's...

2014-08-21 12:21:35

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Columbia Helicopters, Inc., a member of the American Helicopter Services And Aerial Firefighting Association (AHSAFA), has opened a new facility which will be totally focused on the maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of military helicopters. The 16,000 square foot building, located at the company's headquarters and maintenance complex at Aurora (Oregon) State Airport, will be capable of handling up to three maintenance lines of CH...

2014-08-20 20:20:23

Successful Live Fire Testing Establishes New MD 530G Gunship as the Latest Addition to the World's Most Cost Effective Fleet of Scout Attack Helicopters MESA, Ariz., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced the successful completion of Live Fire Qualification Exercises at Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona, for its new MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopter. The MD 530G was configured with the Moog Stores Management System (SMS), the Mace Aviation Extended Range Weapons...

2014-08-15 12:20:52

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army's UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27118. Northrop Grumman will provide a...

2014-08-12 16:21:53

SB>1 Defiant expected to fly in 2017 WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the...

2014-08-04 16:20:32

BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Billings Flying Service application for a restricted type certificate on the Chinook CH-47D helicopter. According to Al Blain, Co-owner of Billings Flying Service, this is the first and only type certificate for the CH-47D helicopter. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140804/133060 Billings Flying Service bought the first two CH-47Ds that were sold through military auctions...

2014-07-14 08:21:02

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D(TM) aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-07-02 12:21:29

NEW YORK, July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Aircraft Group (AAG(®)), the East Coast's premier executive helicopter service, has announced the addition of its fifth Sikorsky S-76(®) helicopter to its fleet of managed aircraft. The addition of this helicopter increases the total AAG fleet to nine aircraft throughout the Northeast. AAG has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76(®) aircraft available for charter and fractional ownership in the Northeast. The latest S-76(®)...

2014-06-26 16:21:11

STRATFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force's rescue mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract...


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