Sunday October 26, 2014

Boeing Australia formally announced as AIR 9000 Phase 7 HATS winner

Boeing Australia formally announced as AIR 9000 Phase 7 HATS winner

Defence Minister Senator David Johnston has formally declared the team comprising Boeing Defence Australia and Thales Australia as the winning tenderer of the Project AIR 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training Systems requirement. The announcement comes... [Continue reading]

First RAN Romeo helicopter arrives in Australia

First RAN Romeo helicopter arrives in Australia

The first of the Royal Australian Navy’s 24 MH-60R Seahawk ‘Romeo’ combat helicopters arrived at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, earlier this week. The first Romeo and a non-flying MH-60R ‘Bromeo’ maintenance training aid airframe,... [Continue reading]

Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

Business Women’s awards recognise RAAF squadron leader, Becker helicopters co-founder

A Royal Australian Air Force C-17 pilot and the owner of a helicopter training business have been recognised at the 2014 Telstra Queensland Business Women’s awards. Squadron Leader Samantha Freebairn, who is based at Amberley, took out the business... [Continue reading]

Bell 429 helicopter headed Down Under

Bell 429 helicopter headed Down Under

Hawker Pacific is bringing a Bell 429 configured for emergency medical services (EMS) to Australia and New Zealand for a demonstration. In an EMS configuration the 429 can carry two litter or rescue baskets as well as two medical staff and two crew,... [Continue reading]

Navy Romeos fire first Mk 54 torpedoes

Navy Romeos fire first Mk 54 torpedoes

Crews from Navy’s NUSQN 725 have successfully fired Mk 54 Lightweight Torpedos from the squadron’s MH-60R Seahawk during recent trials at the Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Centre (AUTEC), on Andros Island, Bahamas. A total of three anti-submarine... [Continue reading]

Australian Helicopters orders six AW139s

Australian Helicopters orders six AW139s

After being awarded the Victorian Government air ambulance contract earlier this year, Australian Helicopters has signed a contract for six new AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters to fulfil the contract. The aircraft will be based at Essendon, Bendigo, Latrobe... [Continue reading]

Airbus Helicopters signs for 123 sales in China

Airbus Helicopters signs for 123 sales in China

The sales of 123 Airbus Helicopters to Chinese interests have been confirmed during the state visit to China of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The three contracts were signed with Fujian Xinmei General Aviation Co. (GAC), Guangdong Baiyun GAC and Yunnan... [Continue reading]

Queensland Police launch Polair 2

Queensland Police launch Polair 2

The Queensland Police Service has formally launched its second police helicopter, Brisbane-based BO 105 VH-PVK, which is scheduled to begin operational policing duties from July 5. The 1996 model BO 105 CBS-5 will be operated for Queensland Police by Surf... [Continue reading]

Matt Hall Racing-led consortium settles at Belmont

Matt Hall Racing-led consortium settles at Belmont

A consortium of companies led by Matt Hall Racing has settled its acquisition of the former Belmont Airport site on Lake Macquarie near Newcastle. The consortium is led by former RAAF pilot Matt Hall’s Red Bull Air Race, aerobatic and corporate flight... [Continue reading]

Sikorsky wins USAF combat rescue helicopter contract

Sikorsky wins USAF combat rescue helicopter contract

Sikorsky Aircraft has been awarded a US$1.28 billion engineering and manufacturing development contract to develop a variant of its UH-60M Black Hawk for the US Air Force’s Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) requirement. An initial four Combat Rescue... [Continue reading]

ANAO releases damning report into ADF MRH90 program

ANAO releases damning report into ADF MRH90 program

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) has released a damning report into the acquisition and service introduction of the NHI/Australian Aerospace MRH90 helicopter which was acquired under Project AIR 9000 Phases 2, 4 & 6. The acquisition of... [Continue reading]

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