Sikorsky S-61 H-3

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Sikorsky Honors HM Coastguard, 18-Jul-18 : FIA 2018 Sikorsky celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). HM Coastguard began using the S-61 in 1983. Nowadays flies 12 S-92

New York Guards Remembered Jolly 85 Crash, 14-Jun-18 : New York Air National Guard remembered the 7 airmen killed on June 13, 1978 HH-3E “Jolly 85” accident. The “Jolly Green Giant” rescue helicopter crashed into Trembleau Mountain outside of Keeseville, NY

CHI Aviation S-61 to Support US Military in Afghanistan, 22-May-18 : CHI Aviation awarded contract to provide 2 additional S-61 to support U.S. Military troop and cargo movement in Bagram, Afghanistan. CHI currently operates 2 S-61 from Kandahar

USAF Combat, Search and Rescue Evolution, 17-May-18 : #CSAR From the YR-4 rescue in Burma during WWII, through the HH-43 Huskie and HH-3E Jolly Green Giant in Vietnam, to nowadays Pave Hawks, the combat search and rescue will continue to evolve and grow

RMAF S-61 Nuri Celebrates 50 Years of Service, 18-Sep-17 : Sikorsky and the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) celebrated 50 years of service of the S-61A-4 Nuri helicopter

CHI Aviation Joins Harvey Disaster Relief Efforts, 29-Aug-17 : #HurricaneHarvey CHI Aviation has deployed crew and aircraft to assist with disaster relief efforts in Texas after Hurricane Harvey at request of the United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM)

First Transatlantic Flight by Civilian Helicopter, 31-May-17 : CHC (then Okanagan) and Sikorsky celebrated the 52nd anniversary of the first transatlantic ferry flight by a civilian helicopter, a S-61N, which was also the first unescorted crossing by helicopter

Canadians Ends Relief Operation in New Zealand, 21-Nov-16 : #eqnz Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver with its Sea King helicopter originally in New Zealand for the 75th RNZN Anniversary completed emergency relief operations in affected area hit by the earthquake

Spanish Amphibious Exercise GRUFLEX 61, 14-Nov-16 : 1,200 Spanish marines, elements from the Spanish Army and Air Force along the Portuguese Navy taking part of amphibious exercise GRUFLEX 61 in Cadiz and the Balearic Islands

S-61A-4 Nuri to Receive Flight Deck Upgrade, 11-Oct-16 : Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet to Receive Universal Avionics Flight Deck Upgrade Installations Will Include Four EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays and a Single Multi-Missions Management System

Spanish Special Forces at SOFEX-16, 17-Jun-16 : Spanish Navy Assault Ship Castilla participated in the joint Navy/Army special forces exercise SOFEX 16

Glass Cockpit Upgrade for Malaysia S-61A-4 Nuri, 20-Apr-16 : Heli-One (Norway) and AIROD to provide glass cockpit upgrade of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri helicopters expanding its life-span for at least another 15 years.

AW189 Starts SAR for UK MoD in South Atlantic, 01-Apr-16 : AW189 and S-61N from AAR, BIH and Air Rescue Systems (ARS) commenced Search and Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter (SH) services to the British Forces South Atlantic Islands (BFSAI) operations.

FAA Certifies Universal Filter Module for S-61, 02-Mar-16 : Heli-Expo 2016 Donaldson Universal Filter Module (UFM) has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for installation and use on Sikorsky S-61 and H-3 helicopters

Canada Begins Operation Caribbe 2016, 28-Jan-16 : Canada’s 10th year of contribution to the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean

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