Marine pilot Lt.Col. Lucas “Amber” Frank takes the new CH-53K simulator, Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD), for a test drive. The Marine Corps took delivery of the CFTD in April.

The H-53 Heavy Lift Helicopters program office (PMA-261) took delivery of the first training device for the CH-53K King Stallion helicopter on April 14, 2020.  The Containerized Flight Training Device (CFTD) is housed at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River, Jacksonville, NC. The CFTD, built by Lockheed Martin inRead More →

The Harry T. Jensen Award recognizes outstanding contribution to the improvement of reliability, maintainability, safety or logistics support through improved design or technical achievement. Leonardo’s TH-119 certification team, in coordination with Genesys Aerosystems, engineered the first single-engine helicopter approved for instrument flight rules (IFR) in the U.S. since the 1990s.Read More →

France has begun a process to replace its air force’s fleet of ageing SA330 Puma rotorcraft with leased Airbus Helicopters H225s. According to a tender document posted online in late February, the French defence ministry is seeking offers for the initial lease of 20 “EC225s”, eventually leading to their permanentRead More →