heavy lift helicopter

Phrog in Europe! Heliswiss is the European launch customer for Vertol 107, the commercial model of the military variant, CH-46 Sea Knight

Phrog in Europe! Heliswiss is the European launch customer for Vertol 107, the commercial model of the military variant, CH-46 Sea Knight

The Columbia Model 107-II Vertol helicopter is the commercial model of the military variant, CH-46 Sea Knight. Columbia Helicopters, the… Read More

1 year ago

CH-53K King Stallion approved for Full Rate Production and deployment

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter has entered Full Rate Production and its deployment phase. The CH-53K King Stallion… Read More

2 years ago

US Marine Corps Declares Initial Operational Capability Of Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion

The US Marine Corps (USMC) declared Initial Operational Capability for the CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter. The US Marine… Read More

2 years ago

The story behind the photo of a CH-53 heavy-lift helicopter towing USS Austin amphibious transport ship

The photo in this post features a CH-53 heavy-lift helicopter acting as a tug for USS Austin LPD-4 in Long… Read More

3 years ago

CH-53K King Stallion first fleet mission was a tough operation to lift a MH-60S Knighthawk at 12,000 ft

VMX-1’s CH-53K detachment quickly examined the environmental conditions and conducted a quick feasibility assessment of support and determined that the… Read More

3 years ago

Indian Air Force CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter makes emergency landing on school ground

On Aug. 25, 2021 an Indian Air Force CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopter made an emergency landing on a school ground… Read More

3 years ago

Marines receive CH-53K first Trainer Simulator

The Containerized Flight Training Device provides realistic cockpit or system displays (i.e. visual resolution, tactile, spatial, audio, and functionality) and… Read More

4 years ago

Sikorsky Secures Contract To Build 12 LRIP CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

The CH-53K is the only aircraft able to provide the USMC with the heavy-lift capability it needs to meet future… Read More

5 years ago

CH-53K IOC pushed back to 2021 for multiple design deficiencies

CH-53K testers have discovered “airspeed indication anomalies, low reliability of the main rotor gearbox, hot gas impingement on aircraft structures,… Read More

5 years ago

USMC suffers the losses of two aircraft in less than 24 hours: CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter and AV-8B Harrier jet crashes

All four crew members aboard the CH-53E are presumed dead while the AV-8B pilot ejected safely As reported by Military.com,… Read More

6 years ago

Video shows Sikorsky CH-53K completing an external lift of a 36,000-pound payload

The Sikorsky CH-53K can carry a 27,000 lb. external load over 110 nautical miles in high/hot conditions, which is more… Read More

6 years ago

LUFTWAFFE SENIOR OFFICER SAYS THE SERVICE NEXT HEAVY-LIFT HELICOPTER NEEDS TO HAVE INFLIGHT REFUELING CAPABILITY

So far, the CH-53K and CH-47 are seen as potential contenders. However, only the MH-47G has an inflight refueling capability… Read More

6 years ago

GERMANY KICK-STARTS PROCESS TO PURCHASE NEW HEAVY-LIFT HELICOPTERS

Lockheed Martin will bid with its massive CH-53K helicopter, while Boeing will seek to sell its smaller twin-rotor CH-47 The… Read More

7 years ago