Wednesday July 30, 2014

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 Airports Association 2014 conference dates announced

Australian Airports Association 2014 conference dates announced

The annual Australian Airports Association National Conference and exhibition will be held at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 23-27 2014. The AAA expects more than 600 delegates to visit the conference to hear speakers drawn... [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]

Canada & Sikorsky agree on new CH-148 delivery & support schedule

Canada & Sikorsky agree on new CH-148 delivery & support schedule

The Canadian Government and Sikorsky have agreed on a revised delivery arrangement and in-service support contract for the delayed CH-148 Cyclone helicopter project. Ordered in November 2004 to replace the CH-124 Sea King in Royal Canadian Navy service,... [Continue reading]

Moorabbin to Melbourne Airport helicopter service launched

Moorabbin to Melbourne Airport helicopter service launched

A new helicopter transfer service between Moorabbin Airport in Melbourne’s south-eastern suburbs and Melbourne Airport in the northwest has been launched by Victorian Minister responsible for the Aviation Industry, Gordon Rich-Phillips. The ‘Heli-Express’... [Continue reading]

Power-on for first Sikorsky S-97 Raider

Power-on for first Sikorsky S-97 Raider

The first prototype Sikorsky S-97 Raider achieved electrical power-on for the first time during a May 28 test at the company’s West Palm Beach facility in Florida. Based on the successful X2 demonstrator, the S-97 has been designed to compete in the... [Continue reading]

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