The Coast Guard is set to start full-rate production of an overhaul program to extend the life of its Airbus H-65 Dolphins by 10,000 flight hours and at the same time upgrading the avionics on the short-range recovery helicopters. Service Life Extension Program (SLEP) work was done at the same time ...

There are too few Afghan Air Force pilots to operate a new fleet of UH-60 Black Hawks as they are delivered and no plan in place for teaching maintainers to keep the aircraft flying once they are fielded, according to the watchdog overseeing U.S. government spending in Afghanistan. A “key ...

The SB-1 Defiant has begun spinning rotors in West Palm Beach, Fla., where the Sikorsky [LMT]-Boeing [BA] team is readying the compound helicopter prototype for its first flight early this year. “The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT helicopter has completed its initial ground run and is currently ...