- USAF gets first CV-22. // Interavia Business & Technology;Autumn2005, Issue 681, p33
This article reports that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has taken delivery of the first production of CV-22 Osprey at the Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. production facility in Amarillo, Texas. Produced jointly by Bell Helicopter and Boeing Co., the CV-22 is the USAF Special Operations variant of the...
- Air Force General Sees Need For Ospreys And C-130 Recapitalization. // Defense Daily;7/19/2006, Vol. 231 Issue 10, p8
The article reports that the U.S. Air Force needs to acquire CV-22 Osprey aircraft and to recapitalize its C-130 transport plane fleet, according to Michael W. Wooley, commander of the Air Force Special Operations Command. Ospreys are produced in a $48 billion program by the Bell-Boeing Joint...
- USAF developing CV-22 prototypes. Phillips, Edward H. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;8/23/1999, Vol. 151 Issue 8, p65
Reports that Bell Helicopter Textron and Boeing have begin rebuilding and modifying two Marine Corps MV-22s used in the Engineering, Manufacturing and Development program into prototypes for 50 CV-22s for the United States Air Force's Special Operations Command.
- Bell Helicopter to Support Canadian Forces. // Military Technology;2011, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p156
The article reports on a 10-year 640 million Canadian dollar contract awarded to Bell Helicopter to provide support services for the Canadian Forces CH146 GRIFFON fleet.
- Sales Slump, V-22 Troubles Prompt Bell To Cut Workforce. // Aviation Week & Space Technology;9/10/2001, Vol. 155 Issue 11, p38
Reports the lay-offs of union and white-collar workers in Bell Helicopter Textron in Texas. Commercial aircraft and program setbacks associated with the V-12 tiltrotor; Union positions to be phased out; Effects of the layoffs to the facilities in Fortworth.
- McCain Asks Air Force To Justify Why It Chose 'Heavy-Lift' Platform For CSAR-X. Sirak, Michael // Defense Daily;4/9/2007, Vol. 234 Issue 5, p3
The article reports on the request of U.S. Senator John McCain to the U.S. Air Force to provide the documentation that supports its choice of a heavy-lift helicopter in 2006 to be its next-generation combat-search-and-rescue helicopter. The Air Force has said it will issue a revised solicitation...
- PERSON OF THE YEAR: JOHN McCAIN. Butler, Amy // Aviation Week & Space Technology;1/2/2006, Vol. 164 Issue 1, p70
The article profiles U.S. Senator John McCain. McCain is loathed by some in industry and dreaded by others in the Pentagon. But, his campaign for accountability in the U.S. Department of defense has also collected a cadre of supporters, most notably Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman...
- McCain Presses England To Scrap WTO Language In Tanker RFP. DiMascio, Jen; Sirak, Michael // Defense Daily;9/18/2006, Vol. 231 Issue 51, p5
The article deals with the letter sent by Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) to Gordon England, the deputy secretary of defense, to keep World Trade Organization disputes out of the U.S. Air Force's tanker recapitalization program. McCain referenced the lawsuits between Airbus and Boeing as disputes...
- USAF EW Sustainment. Richardson, Elaine // Journal of Electronic Defense;Mar2010, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p37
The article focuses on the 542d Combat Sustainment Group of the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the group that handles legacy system electronic warfare (EW) sustainment. Located at the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, the 542d has been maintaining over 70 products on...