Boeing's rivals in the $11-billion Air Force Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR-X) aircraft competition are taking its HH-47 entry seriously, even though it's based on the 1960s-vintage Chinook cargo helicopter. Stephen Moss, CEO of AgustaWestland North America, ranks Boeing's heavy-lifter offering at No. 2 behind his group's US101 entry and ahead of Sikorsky's smaller HH-92. AgustaWestland is teamed with Lockheed Martin Corp. and Bell Helicopter to produce the US101, a variant of which won the ...

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