Tag Archives: Mexico

Sikorsky’s Colombia-Based Black Hawk Support Facilities to Serve Other Latin American Clients

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has announced plans to offer depot-level maintenance and flight training services for Black Hawk customers in Latin America through facilities located in Colombia. Sikorsky intends to extend support services that Colombian armed forces and national police currently receive from the subsidiary to other clients across Argentina, Brazil, Chile and …

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State Dept Clears Mexico’s $98M Missile, Torpedo Purchase Request

The State Department has approved a potential $98.4 million foreign military sale of missiles, torpedoes, ammunition, spares and repair parts to Mexico. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency said Friday the proposed agreement will cover the delivery of six RGM-84L Harpoon Block II surface launched missiles, 23 Block II Rolling Airframe Missile tactical missiles …

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Mexico’s Civil Aviation Authority Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Helicopter

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has obtained an offshore and utility type certificate from Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics to operate S-92 medium-lift helicopters in the country. DGAC authorized operation of all S-92 configurations for offshore oil and gas transportation, search-and-rescue, airline passenger service and VIP transportation, Lockheed said Tuesday. “This moves us another step forward …

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Trump Softens NAFTA Stance

In a phone call with leaders of Mexico and Canada, President Trump indicated Wednesday he would not immediately abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump said he would instead quickly begin the process of renegotiating the deal. This news comes directly after other administration officials said Trump would likely sign …

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DHS Preps RFP for Border Wall Construction Project

The Department of Homeland Security plans to issue an electronic request for proposals on the design and construction of wall structures between the U.S. and Mexico by March 6. DHS said Friday in a FedBizOpps notice its Customs and Border Protection agency will  launch a two-phase procurement effort that will initially seek concept papers of prototypes for the southern border …

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Deloitte Study: 73% of CFOs Expect Less Congressional Gridlock in Next Administration

A new Deloitte report says 73 percent of surveyed chief financial officers at multiple North America-based public and private companies anticipate less congressional gridlock under the incoming U.S. administration. Deloitte said Thursday it polled 137 CFOs from Nov. 9 to 23 for the professional services firm’s “CFO Signals” report for the fourth quarter of 2016. The …

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Elon Musk: Future SpaceX Rocket’s Goal to Start Mars Civilization, Explore Solar System

SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk has revealed plans to build a 400-feet tall integrated rocket and spaceship system he hopes can send 100 people to Mars and start a civilization on the planet, Florida Today reported Wednesday. James Dean writes Musk said at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico that SpaceX’ Interplanetary …

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Sikorsky’s Colombia Facility to Support Black Hawk Operators in Mexico

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary will provide maintenance, repair and pilot simulator training support to Mexico’s UH-60 Black Hawk operators through Sikorsky’s facility in Colombia. Lockheed said Thursday Black Hawk operators in Mexico can go to the helicopter flight simulator center at the Colombian Air Force Base in Melgar to utilize its five-axis flight simulator as well as …

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Sikorsky Receives $85M FMS Contract Modification From Army for Black Hawk Retrofitting

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of Lockheed Martin, has received an $85 million modification to a foreign military sale contract from the U.S. Army to restore Mexico’s UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters to full operations. Sikorsky will conduct the retrofitting of the helicopters in West Palm Beach, Florida, with a planned end date of April 2019, the Defense …

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Boeing Teams Up With Aeromexico, Research Institutes on Mexico's Aviation Biofuel R&D Program; Marc Allen Comments

Boeing will work with Mexico's airports and auxiliary services agency and Aeromexico on a program to research and develop aviation biofuel resources in Mexico. The Potosinian Institute of Scientific and Technological Research will oversee the four-year biofuel initiative that will involve nine research centers and 17 companies and other institutions, Boeing …

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