The Sea King to Fly Again

You can’t keep a good aircraft down! Following the retirement of the Sea King helicopter last December 2018, the Department of National Defence and Public Services and Procurement Canada have been working on the divestment of the venerable aircraft. While nine will be displayed publicly and one will be kept as a training aid, some of the aircraft were identified for future sale. We are happy to confirm that a sale has now gone through and Rotor Maxx Support Limited, a Canadian-based company, has purchased the remaining fifteen helicopters and…

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Canadian Armed Forces Honor Long-serving CH-124 Sea King

December 1, 2018 – The Canadian Armed Forces gave a final salute to the CH-124 Sea King maritime helicopter marking its more than five decades of service, in a parade held today at Victoria International Airport. The Sea King will officially retire from service by December 31, 2018 as the RCAF completes its transition to the new CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter. The CH-124 Sea King is a ship-borne maritime helicopter and the longest-serving aircraft in the RCAF fleet. It was procured in 1963 mainly for anti-submarine warfare but its versatility…

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Sikorsky & DND Receive AHS International Award for Successful CH-148 Shipboard Tests

AHS International has recognized Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, for “conducting an extraordinary international effort” to demonstrate flight and shipboard operation of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter from a Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigate. The award cites successful expansion of the flight envelop to Sea State 6 conditions, where waves reached a height of six meters (20 feet) with winds up to 55 knots (100 km/hour or 63 mph). On May 16, 2018, representatives from the Canadian Maritime Helicopter Project (CMHP) Combined Test Force accepted the…

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Civil Sikorsky S-92® Featured in New Science Channel Series “Mega Machines”

The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a civil aircraft Canada is trying to make into a shipborne ASW helicopter, takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series “Mega Machines.” This debut episode airs Thursday, Jan. 4, at 10 p.m. EST/PST on the Science Channel.  The engineering-focused show highlights the robust design and reliability of the S-92 and features Cougar Helicopters Inc., which exclusively operates S-92 helicopters and performs search and rescue and worker transport missions to oil rigs off the Canadian coast. “With a fleet of nine S-92 helicopters,…

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