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HN for Wed., July 19, 2017, Vol. 43, Issue 15.

Sikorsky Completes First Extended Flight Test For CH-53K Helicopter

Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky Aircraft unit announced on July 5 it successfully completed the first extended flight test for its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift cargo helicopter from its development facility in West Palm Beach, Fla., to the Naval Air Station Patuxent River (PAX) in Maryland.The 810-mile, six-hour flight on June 30 was the first test…

Bell 525 Relentless To Resume Flight Testing Following Fatal Crash In 2016

Bell Helicopter announced on July 7 it has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to resume flight testing of its Bell 525 Relentless helicopter following a fatal crash in July 2016 during a trial flight.  The Textron Inc.’s [TXT] Texas-based aircraft Bell may resume testing after it was awarded an experimental certificate renewal…

Kaman Signs Five-Year Deal To Continue Manufacturing Cockpits For Black Hawk Helicopters

Kaman Aerospace Corp. [KAMN] will maintain its role as manufacturer of the cockpits for H-60 Black Hawk Helicopters following the agreement of a new five-year agreement with Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky aircraft manufacturer.Kaman, who announced the deal on July 17, will continue to deliver the cockpits for Sikorsky’s UH-60M Black Hawk and HH-60M MEDEVAC helicopters.…

CPI Aero To Continue Fuel Panel Assembly For Sikorsky’s UH-60M Helicopters

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. [CVU] is continuing its partnership with Lockheed Martin’s [LMT] Sikorsky aircraft manufacturer with a new five-year supply agreement worth approximately $21 million to provide fuel panel assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter.Under the contract, which was announced on July 17, CPI Aero will handle all manufacturing duties for the UH-60M’s fuel…

CGI Expanding Support Role For Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk Fleet

CGI Group Inc. [GIB] is taking on a greater role in supporting the Army’s fleet of UH-60 fleet as part of several five-year contracts awarded to the Canadian technology consulting firm worth $92.5 million to support four separate Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) programs.The contract, announced July 19, continues CGI’s partnership with the Utility Helicopter…