Military, Regulatory

Rotorcraft Report: R&W Web Updates

By Staff Writer | September 1, 2007
Send Feedback

Here’s more rotorcraft-related news since our last issue was published. You can find the details at

Pentagon Knocks UH-72A

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.


More Astars for U.S. Customs

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.

U.S. Army Fields CH-47F

The U.S Army formally declared its first unit equipped with new-build Boeing CH-47F Chinooks.

Marines Spared Charges

Prosecutors in Okinawa dropped charges against four U.S. Marine Corps mechanics in connection a 2004 Sikorsky Aircraft CH-53 crash there.

U.K. Probes RAF Puma Crash

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

Receive the latest rotorcraft news right to your inbox