Here’s a sample of other rotorcraft-related news since our last issue was published. You can find the details at www.rotorandwing.com.
Report: S-76 Actuator Jam
Estonian investigators believe a Sikorsky Aircraft S-76 crashed in 2005 because one of its main-rotor blade actuators became clogged with contamination
Wanted in India: More Reliable Dhruvs
Indian defense officials are pushing Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. to improve the reliability and spares support of its Dhruv Advanced Light Helicopters.
Tusas Signs on Mangusta
AgustaWestland has signed a contract with the Turkish firm Tusas Aerospace Industries to provide local content in the production of Mangusta A129 attack helicopters for the Turkish army.
DART Liferaft Kit Gets OK
DART Helicopter Services has received approval from Transport Canada for a AgustaWestland AW139 liferaft kit that includes a 10-man reversible liferaft.
U.S. Army Wants Cyberlux
Cyberlux’s BrightEye System has received U.S. Army authorization for inclusion in the Army’s materiel and logistics support activity system.
Gunships to Afghanistan
Six new U.S. gunships were expected to arrive in Afghanistan last month.