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FRCE delivers final AV-8B Harrier trainer to Marines

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, N.C., June 2, 2023 — Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) has reached another milestone toward the drawing down of its AV-8B Harrier program to Marines, with the completion of its last TAV-8B trainer aircraft. The two-seater trainer was delivered May 11 to Marine Attack Squadron (VMA) 223, located at Leer másFRCE delivers final AV-8B Harrier trainer to Marines[…]

Sikorsky Long-Range Hybrid-Electric eVTOL Demonstrator (HEX)

ATLANTA, March 2023 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is producing a Hybrid-Electric Demonstrator (HEX), a fully-autonomous hybrid-electric vertical-take-off-and-landing (eVTOL) prototype. With a maximum gross weight of more than 7,000-pounds, the uncrewed aircraft will serve as a flying test-bed to evaluate large aircraft design, novel propulsion systems and control architectures for sustained hover, and ranges greater Leer másSikorsky Long-Range Hybrid-Electric eVTOL Demonstrator (HEX)[…]

Bristow and Elroy Air signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL aircraft

San Francisco and Houston, July 13, 2022 — Bristow Group and Elroy Air has signed a Letter Of Intent (LOI) for 100 Chaparral hybrid-electric cargo VTOL aircraft. The Chaparral will be the first of its kind vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft dedicated to cargo movement to be introduced into Bristow’s aircraft fleet. Bristow plans to Leer másBristow and Elroy Air signs LOI for 100 Chaparral VTOL aircraft[…]

MAGicALL will develop the electric motors of CityAirbus NextGen

Dallas, 10 May 2022 – Airbus has selected MAGicALL to supply the motors of the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft CityAirbus NextGen. Airbus’ eVTOL prototype will be equipped with a tailored version of the MAGiDRIVE, the newest generation of electric motors manufactured by MAGicALL. The detailed customisation of CityAirbus NextGen’s electric propulsion system will Leer másMAGicALL will develop the electric motors of CityAirbus NextGen[…]

Cannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22 Osprey

CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. – On March 24, Cannon Air Force Base (AFB) delivered its third Bell Boeing CV-22 Osprey to the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center, highlighting the growing organizational partnership established to advance the aircraft’s future reliability, sustainability, and mission readiness through nacelle improvement modifications. The nacelle is responsible for the Osprey’s critical vertical Leer másCannon AFB partners with Bell Boeing to improve the CV-22 Osprey[…]

Northrop Grumman starts full production Link-16 for Bell H-1

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – March 9, 2022 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $65 million contract by the Navy to execute the full rate production of Link-16 for the Marine Corps Bell H-1 fleet, composed by AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom helicopters, which will involve the integration of data link hardware Leer másNorthrop Grumman starts full production Link-16 for Bell H-1[…]

Leonardo signs for four AW609 tiltrotor with a European operator

Rome, 08/03/2022 – The Leonardo AW609 tiltrotor sets another major milestone further expanding its future user base with the addition of an undisclosed and long-established European operator of Leonardo Helicopters. Under the signed agreement, this operator aims at introducing four AW609s to carry out a range of passenger transport missions supporting its point-to-point operations worldwide. Leer másLeonardo signs for four AW609 tiltrotor with a European operator[…]

Bell receives investment to advance DoD HSVTOL capabilities

Fort Worth, TX (Feb. 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its advancement to the next phase of the AFWERX High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) Concept Challenge, a crowdsourcing effort for the United States Air Force (USAF) and United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Bell is one of 11 companies from more Leer másBell receives investment to advance DoD HSVTOL capabilities[…]

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