Rotor & Wing: Contracts

By Staff Writer | January 1, 2008

AAR Corp. has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide 75 cargo-handling systems for CH-47 Chinooks. Its Cargo Systems Div. in Goldsboro, N.C. will make the systems, which are scheduled for delivery starting in October. The contract includes two option years, during which the Army can order 75 additional cargo-handling systems each year.

CTRM Aero Composites Sdn Bhd will manufacture the advanced tail-rotor module fenestron for Eurocopter Malaysia Sdn Bhd’s EC130s. The company expects to reap 7 million Malaysian ringgits ($2.1 million) from the contract.

Boeing has picked Rockwell Collins to upgrade three AH Mk1 Apache field-deployable simulators and one AH Mk1 Apache full-mission simulator for the Aviation Training International Ltd. AH Mk1 Apache training system in the United Kingdom. The visual systems upgrade will include four Rockwell Collins EPXTM-5000 image generators, eight nine-channel large-field-of-view display systems and enhancements of the existing training databases.


R&D Design Services, Ltd. of Margate, Kent, the United Kingdom, has been awarded a contract valued in excess of £180,000 ($367,000) with Westland Helicopters Ltd., of Yeovil, to provide a number of 9-in enhanced CRT monitors to be incorporated into the EH101 helicopter.

Thales Australia has signed a contract worth Australian $100M with Australian Aerospace to supply aircraft equipment and spares, as well as ground mission management systems and spares for the 46 Australian Defence Force’s MRH90 helicopters under Project AIR9000 Phase 4 and 6. The delivery of this equipment will be scheduled from 2008 to 2013. Under the contract Thales Australia will have the responsibility to provide avionics for the cockpits, internal secure communications, identification systems, navigation, and tactical systems for the 34 MRH90s purchased for the Australian Army Aviation regiment. Thales Australia will also be incorporating the integrated TopOwl Night-Vision Helmet.

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