The Air Force awarded a $1.28 billion contract for the initial engineering and manufacturing development phase of the new combat rescue helicopter to Sikorsky Aircraft Company on June 26. The contract also includes procurement of the first four of the program’s planned 112 aircraft.
In a report released Thursday by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, the agency says that the most likely scenario for the end of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was that all on board succumbed to hypoxia, and that the Boeing 777 traveled on autopilot until its fuel was exhausted and it went down in the Indian Ocean.
Called A 'Significant Milestone' Towards The Aircraft's Completion
A pair of PurePower PW1200G engines have been mounted on the Mitsubishi Regional Jet's (MRJ) first flight test aircraft at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' (MHI) final-assembly factory, the Komaki South Plant, MHI's Nagoya Aerospace Systems Works located in Aichi Prefecture. This engine mount marks a significant milestone toward MRJ's completion.
Tiltrotor Demonstrator Wins 2014 Achievement Award
AgustaWestland was honored this week with the 2014 American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Achievement Award for advancements in rotary wing technologies based on the success of the Project Zero tiltrotor demonstrator.
Receives Prestigious 2014 Milton Caniff 'Spirit of Flight' Award
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has honored EAA’s Young Eagles program with the 2014 Milton Caniff “Spirit of Flight” Award, which is presented to groups or organizations that are “exemplary in improving and advancing aviation.”
Hosts First Aerial Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
In an event held Thursday at Compton-Woodley Airport in Los Angeles, a group of forty students, some as young as 12, participated in a simulation exercise and received certification in what officials identified as the nation’s first Aerial Teen Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).
“The ... contract is $700 million below the government's affordability target gate.” Source: Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, on the awarding of a contract to Sikorsky for a new Combat Rescue Helicopter.