Yearly Archives: 2016


Erickson Selected as Vendor for Special Operations Transport in Northwest Africa

Erickson to Support SOCAF in Five Year, $13M Contract

Erickson Inc, a leading global provider of aviation services, has announced that it has been awarded a five year, $13 million Blanket Purchase Agreement by the United States Special Operations Command Africa (SOCAF). Erickson is one of a few select vendors that will be providing “on demand” […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

FINMECCANICA signs contract worth over €100m with Philippine Navy for AgustaWestland AW159 Helicopters

The helicopters will be delivered in 2018 and will perform anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare primary missions
The contract also includes support and training package
The Philippine order adds to those in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea, bringing the total orders for AW159s to 72
The most advanced helicopter today available for maritime and naval operations […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

Boeing, U.S. Army to Remanufacture 117 Apache Helicopters

Agreement provides for upgrading AH-64D Apaches to new AH-64E, training, support and spares

Boeing, continues its role as the United States’ leading provider of attack helicopters with a contract to remanufacture 117 AH-64D Apaches to the new, more capable AH-64E model. The agreement, which also includes the acquisition of Longbow Crew Trainers, logistical support and spares, […]

By |April 19th, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments

HAI 2016 Latest : AgustaWestland displays Its First Light Twin Helicopter with Skids

AgustaWestland unveiled its latest addition to its lineup, the AW109 Trekker, on Tuesday at Heli-Expo. Notably, the helicopter is the Italy-based company’s first light twin to offer skid landing gear. It is expected to receive certification and begin deliveries next year.

Read more in Helicopter Monthly Magazine.

By |March 23rd, 2016|Breaking News, Industry News|0 Comments

HAI 2016 Latest : Finmeccanica’s AW Trekker light twin makes its first flight

Finmeccanica’s AW Trekker light twin made its first flight Wednesday at the company’s Cascina Costa, Italy helicopter division. The nominal flight included an assessment of general handling and basic systems. Two prototypes will be used for the flight test program, and EASA certification is expected by year-end.

By |March 23rd, 2016|Industry News|0 Comments