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  • Tango III
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    • Sep 2006
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    The MD Helicopter Inc MD 530F Cayuse Warrior (named Jengi in AAF service) as being heavily damaged.

    Afghan helo crashes, claimed shot down by Taliban

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    • Tango III
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      • Sep 2006
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      Russia upgrades Kamov Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter

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      • Tango III
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        • Sep 2006
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        First lot of heavy-lift Chinook helicopters arrives to India from US

        Last edited by Tango III; 12th February 2019, 21:41.

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        • Tango III
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          • Sep 2006
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          It is reported that a Trk Hava Kuvvetleri (#TurkishAirForce) UH-1H Huey crashed in Istanbul in the late afternoon of 11 February 2019.



          https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/stat...69676080631808

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          • Tango III
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            • Sep 2006
            • 25371

            New Delhi sets stage for naval utility helicopter RFP

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            • Tango III
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              • Sep 2006
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              Greece looks to procure MH-60R maritime helo

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              • Tango III
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                • Sep 2006
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                Russian State Corp. Rostec transferred the first batch of eight specialized helicopters to the National Air Ambulance Service (NCCA) on 8 February 2019.



                https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/stat...57552935227392

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                • Tango III
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                  • Sep 2006
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                  US Army helicopters to get 5,000 encrypted communication systems

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                  • Tango III
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                    • Sep 2006
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                    • Tango III
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                      • Sep 2006
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                      On 16 Feb'19, the Portuguese Air Force took delivery of two (of five ordered) Leonardo AW119Kx Koalas.



                      https://twitter.com/scramble_nl/stat...95697353097216

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                      • TomcatViP
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                        • Nov 2011
                        • 6127

                        Airbus to Pursue US Army Helo Program With X3-Based Platform

                        Airbus Helicopters CEO Bruno Even said the company has proposed an aircraft design based on its X3 technology, which recorded a speed of more than 290 miles per hour before it was retired in 2014.

                        Even said Airbus is enhancing the technology to meet future military requirements for high-speed helicopters.


                        IMOHO, it can only be that someone at Airbus misstook FARA for the Spanish word ... caray!​​*

                        Last edited by TomcatViP; 23rd February 2019, 17:47.

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                        • TomcatViP
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                          • Nov 2011
                          • 6127

                          From the Osprey to the CH-53K: Progress in Building a Maintainable Aircraft



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                          Arent you with the logs demo shaping domain knowledge rather than manuals to launch the K fleet experience?

                          Lambert: That is correct.

                          We are focused on having the Marines working with the airplane get familiar and comfortable with the maintenance approach and indeed, to shape that approach.

                          In Osprey interviews which you published from a decade ago, one of the challenges highlighted was the lack of knowledge, the lack of being comfortable with the airplane which led to a high amount of premature removal of parts for unknown failures.

                          We are focused on training the Marines to make good sound judgment calls when troubleshooting and performing maintenance.
                          An interesting piece worth reading

                          Source:
                          Second Line of Defense.com
                          Last edited by TomcatViP; 23rd February 2019, 18:51.

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                          • TomcatViP
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                            • Nov 2011
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                            Brazils navy ordered three Airbus H135 light twin-engine helicopters.

                            The helicopters will be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron and will be used for missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation, says Airbus Helicopters. The aircraft are replacements for the Brazilian navys twin-engine, light utility Eurocopter AS355 cureuil helicopter.
                            Source:
                            FlightGlobal.com

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                            • TomcatViP
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                              • Nov 2011
                              • 6127

                              Airbus Helicopters launches 5-bladed H145 upgrade

                              The blades incorporate the latest airfoil design to produce more thrust than previous blades at the same power. While five blades have more drag than four blades in a rotor, Humpert said improvements to the aerodynamics of the rotor cuff of the blade had actually allowed the new H145s blades to provide more lift. This is the aerodynamic evolution which is technically behind it, he said. The new H145s blades fix directly onto the main rotor mast, meaning fewer parts and simplified maintenance. Airbus Helicopters Photo
                              The new main rotor system has been simplified with no main rotor head so the blades are attached directly to the rotor mast. This means fewer parts, resulting in the lower weight and simplified maintenance.

                              The blades have been designed for simplicity and thrust efficiency, said Humpert, and provide some different characteristics during flight. He said these included an increase in comfort level (with reduced vibration), while maintaining the same levels of noise and efficiency as the existing H145.

                              Source:
                              VerticalMag.com

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                              • mig-31bm
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                                • Oct 2013
                                • 2110

                                Originally posted by TomcatViP View Post
                                Airbus to Pursue US Army Helo Program With X3-Based Platform





                                IMOHO, it can only be that someone at Airbus misstook FARA for the Spanish word ... caray!​​*
                                Is it just me or S97 design is better?, more practical and what not

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                                • Cherry Ripe
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                                  • Jul 2009
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                                  Originally posted by mig-31bm View Post

                                  Is it just me or S97 design is better?, more practical and what not
                                  The advantage of the X-3 layout is that it can scale up nicely.

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                                  The S-97 might run into problems of providing sufficient thrust through one propellor, and length of driveshaft.

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                                  • XB-70
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                                    • May 2018
                                    • 366

                                    Russian Mi-28 attack helicopters to receive missile with extended range.

                                    http://tass.com/defense/1049469

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                                    • XB-70
                                      Rank 4 Registered User
                                      • May 2018
                                      • 366

                                      V-22 celebrates 30 years since 1st flight.

                                      https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...reys-f-456769/

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                                      • TomcatViP
                                        Rank 5 Registered User
                                        • Nov 2011
                                        • 6127

                                        Rolls-Royce to develop turbine options for Bells V-280 and V-247

                                        Bell and Rolls-Royce are developing an end-to-end engine integrated solution for V-280 as an option for future procurements, says Bell. However, we fully recognize that the government has not defined its engine sourcing strategy.
                                        Source:
                                        FlightGlobal.com

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                                        • halloweene
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                                          • Jan 2012
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                                          Originally posted by mig-31bm View Post

                                          Is it just me or S97 design is better?, more practical and what not
                                          The design is a record breaker working prototype. Not the proposed one.

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