While the commercial helicopter industry appears to be on a slow road to recovery, industry’s coffers are being filled with a glut of military orders. Perhaps the biggest surprise was the U.S. Air Force’s award to the Boeing-Leonardo partnership of the UH-1H replacement program with the AW139M twin-engine medium helicopter, despite strong competition from Sikorsky’s Black Hawk. The U.S. Army further embraced modernization of its rotary-wing fleets with the Future Attack ...


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