Sikorsky remains confident that its “combat-proven” UH-60 Black Hawk can see off the competition for the UK’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) programme and does not rule out completing the rotorcraft in the country – potentially alongside a rival bidder – if selected.
Leonardo Helicopters has revealed the industrial team that will form part of its bid for the UK’s New Medium Helicopter (NMH) requirement as the manufacturer attempts to boost domestic content on the platform.
The US Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter flew its first mission on 5 September, retrieving a downed MH-60S Knighthawk utility helicopter that was sitting on a high-altitude ridge near the California-Nevada border.
Airbus Helicopters has selected Broughton in North Wales as the location of the final assembly line for the H175M should the super-medium-twin be selected to replace the Royal Air Force’s Puma HC2 fleet.
Bell’s new Asia-Pacific head Jacinto Monge says travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic have been a challenge for the helicopter maker, but pilot training, support activities, and sales efforts continue apace.
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