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awareness and coordination; a new, faster multi-core mission processor for advanced systems integration; and maritime capability in the Fire Control Radar for watercraft detection and identification along with a shorter engagement timeline. The helicopter’s improved drive system includes a split-torque face gear transmission, a 701D engine and composite main rotor blades that ensure the Apache succeeds as a highly stable aerial weapons- delivery platform.

Boeing Delivers 2,500th AH-64 Apache Helicopter

Boeing recently delivered its 2,500th AH-64 Apache helicopter, an E-model

Selected by or in service today with the U.S. Army and the defense forces of 15 nations,

Apache Apache for the

U.S. Army, from the company’s production line in Mesa, Arizona.

The first production AH-64, an A-model Apache,

rolled off the

assembly line on Sept. 30, 1983, and was delivered by Boeing heritage company McDonnell Douglas to the U.S. Army in January 1984. Today, Boeing is producing and delivering AH-64E helicopters to a growing list of customers around the world.


Apache has built an impressive legacy of success, and is well positioned to bring relevant technologies and capabilities that defense forces require today and in the future,” said Kathleen Jolivette, vice president of Attack Helicopter programs and senior Mesa site executive. “Company teammates and

suppliers worldwide are

focused on assembling, delivering, and supporting

U.S. and global

customers working to deter aggression and defend freedom. Apache is ready to have a key role in the future of multi-domain operations.”

Today’s E-model Apache features integrated


technologies including and

capabilities to enhance situational 34 July/Aug 2020 navigation

helicopters are slated to fulfill the requirements of aviators and battlefield commanders for decades to come. Planned modernization has

ensured have that evolved with Apaches revolutionary

technologies. Today’s helicopters feature capabilities for resiliency in multi-mission operational environments.

“As a former Army aviator with military service dating back to October 1978 and later selected to fly the first AH-64A and later the AH-64D model Apaches, it’s a thrill today to be a part of the crews who complete flight testing on aircraft during development and prior to delivery to customers,” said Dave Guthrie, Boeing’s chief pilot for Apache programs. “I know that I’m part of this helicopter’s history and its future.”

Legacy Apache deliveries, including new-build and remanufactured helicopters, include 937 A-models through 1997, more than 1,000 AH-64Ds between 1997 and 2013, and more than 500 E-models since 2011.

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Wysong Enterprises Completes HeliNY H155

Wysong Enterprises (Wysong) recently announced that the company had finished the completion of Helicopter Flight Services’ (HeliNY) H155 aircraft. The H155 is the fourth aircraft Wysong has completed for the New York City-based company in the last 12 months.

“This H155 will be operating in New York and is a beautiful aircraft,” said Wysong Enterprises Sales Manager Paul Schreuder. “It is always rewarding to receive repeat business from customers.” Wysong has completed a previous H155, several Bell 407s, and a Bell 427 for HeliNY. HeliNY is a sightseeing, charter and aircraft management firm with offices located at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport (NYC) and the Linden Municipal Airport (Linden, N.J.).

“The work that Wysong has done is absolutely

beautiful,” said HeliNY President and Co-Owner John Kjekstad. “Wysong does fantastic work for a fair price. I have known them for a long-time and have a lot of trust in them and their team.”

HeliNY’s H155 will be used for sightseeing and VIP Charter flights to the Hamptons. HeliNY selected the H155 because of its seating capacity. They now have options for flights for up to 12 passengers. As part of the completion, Wysong worked with HeliNY to ensure the aircraft was mission-ready by installing several Garmin products including GTN725, 625, GTX 345R, GDL 69H, Multilingual Audio Tour system, and Eagle P139 digital audio system, allowing either the pilot or copilot to directly communicate with individual passengers.

On the airframe, the HeliNY ship received exterior lighting upgraded to LED, Devore aviation forward recognition pulsing lighting system, various comfort upgrades including: multiple iPad mounts, USB charging ports, and full paint service including custom paint scheme to match existing HeliNY fleet.

“HeliNY had a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish, and we were able to ensure that this H155 was outfitted to meet their needs,” said Schreuder.

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