Here’s more rotorcraft-related news since our last issue was published. You can find the details at www.rotorandwing.com.
The U.S. Army’s new LUH-72A Lakota is suitable for light utility missions, but is not effective for use in hot environments or the transport of two critical patients, the U.S. Defense Dept.’ s top weapons tester finds.
Eight additional Eurocopter Astars have been ordered for the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol for interdiction and border patrol operations around the United States.
The U.S Army formally declared its first unit equipped with new-build Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.
Prosecutors in Okinawa dropped charges against four U.S. Marine Corps mechanics in connection a 2004 Sikorsky Aircraft CH-53 crash there.
U.K. officials are investigating why a Royal Air Force Puma HC1 crashed in the east-central part of that nation late on Aug. 8, killing two people and injuring 1