By Staff Writer | April 1, 2009
Military — The U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command requested that the purchasing schedule to buy the CV-22 tiltrotor Ospreys be accelerated with eight of the Ospreys to be bought every year beginning in FY10.
Military— The U.S. Navy has locked in the requirements for the CH-53K, resolving weight, center of gravity and gearbox design issues.
Military— The U.S. Army deployed the CH-47F to Iraq and Afghanistan. The Army is completing fielding the F-models to its fourth unit.
Utility— Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. successfully ground tested the X2 with the pusher propeller installed and spinning for the first time.