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Heavy lift multi mission helicopter powered by three turboshaft engines.

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Lift typeRotary wingSearch for other aircraft programs with these properties on the Aircraft Programs directory page.
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboshaft
ApplicationUtility

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Management Professional Services (1)
Components Actuation (1) Electrical Components (1) Mechanical Components (3) Non-Mechanical Components (1) Sensors, Transducers & Detectors (1) Structural Components (2) Valves (2)
Airframe Systems Airframe Assemblies (6) Cargo Systems (1) Crew Seating (2) Environmental Systems (1) Fluid Power (2) Landing Assemblies (2) Safety & Security Systems (1)
Avionics Communications (Airborne) (2) Flight and Data Management (3) Indicators and Instruments (2) Navigation Aids (Airborne) (1)
Power Systems Auxiliary Power (1) Batteries & Accessories (1) Electrical Power Systems (1) Engine Components (4) Engines (1) Fuel Systems (1) Power Transmission (1) Rotors & Propellers (1)
Production Tooling (2)
Testing Test Services (1)
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Management / Professional Services

Dayton T. Brown, Inc. Analysis Technical Manuals: ; Logistics Consultants:

Components / Actuation

Whippany Actuation Systems Analysis Electromechanical Actuators: Pitch bias actuator

Components / Electrical Components

Components / Mechanical Components

Components / Non-Mechanical Components

Device Technologies Inc. Analysis Plastic Grommets: Spring-Fast wire protection composite grommet edging

Components / Sensors, Transducers & Detectors

Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls HQ Analysis | News Transducers: Multi-channel and pressure sealed linear variable displacement transducers (LVDTs) for primary flight control actuators

Components / Structural Components

CPI Aerostructures Analysis | News Aircraft Structural Components: Step platform assemblies and cabin rack assemblies
Harris Electronic Systems (ITT Exelis) Analysis | News Aircraft Structural Components: Sponsons

Airframe Systems / Airframe Assemblies

Albany Engineered Composites Analysis Helicopter Assemblies: Tail rotor pylons and sponsons
Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company Analysis | News Helicopter Assemblies: Main rotor pylon
GKN Aerospace - Aerostructures North America Analysis | News Fuselage Sections: Aft transition fuselage section
GKN Aerospace - Alabama Analysis | News Fuselage Sections: Aft transition fuselage section including cargo ramp & overhead door
Harris Corporation UT Analysis | News Helicopter Assemblies: Composite sponsons, tail rotor pylon, horizontal stabilizer
Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Analysis | News Fuselage Sections: Cockpit & cabin fuselage sections

Airframe Systems / Cargo Systems

Breeze-Eastern Corporation Analysis | News Cargo Systems: Internal cargo winch system

Airframe Systems / Crew Seating

BAE Systems Security & Survivabilty Systems Analysis | News Crashworthy Seats: S7000 family crashworthy cockpit seats; cabin armour
Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd. Analysis Crashworthy Seats:

Airframe Systems / Environmental Systems

Collins Aerospace, Power & Controls Division Analysis | News Air Conditioning Equipment: Environmental control system

Airframe Systems / Fluid Power

CIRCOR - Aerodyne Controls Analysis Pneumatic Equipment: Landing gear emergency blow-down system
Eaton Aerospace, Fluid Conveyance Division Analysis | News Hydraulic Power Supplies: Primary hydraulic power generation system & fluid conveyance package

Airframe Systems / Landing Assemblies

Héroux-Devtek Inc. Analysis | News Aircraft Landing Gear: Landing gears & tail bumper (SDD phase)
Integral Aerospace Analysis Helicopter Landing Gear: Landing gear structures

Airframe Systems / Safety & Security Systems

Becker Avionics, Inc. Analysis Warning Systems/Equipment: WTG900 Digital warning tone generator

Avionics / Communications (Airborne)

Cobham Aerospace Communications Analysis | News Airborne Communication Systems: Model 265-005 area microphone preamplifier
Sanmina-SCI Corporation Analysis Radio Communications Equipment: FireComm intercommunications system

Avionics / Flight and Data Management

Collins Aerospace, Avionics Division Analysis Avionics Management Systems: Avionics management system for CH-53K version
Collins Aerospace, Power & Controls Division Analysis | News Flight Management Systems: Utility management system including two digital electronic computers
Collins Aerospace, Sensors & Integrated Systems Analysis | News Health & Usage Monitoring: Integrated mechanical diagnostic health & usage management system (CH-53E); integrated vehicle health management system (CH-53K); Health & Usage Monitoring: HUMS for CH-53E Super Stallion

Avionics / Indicators and Instruments

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions HQ Analysis | News Air Data Computers: Data concentrator units
Curtiss-Wright Sensors & Controls HQ Analysis | News Air Data Computers: Digital air data computers; blade fold distributor units

Avionics / Navigation Aids (Airborne)

Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Analysis | News Inertial Components & Systems: Embedded GPS/fibre-optic inertial navigation system

Power Systems / Auxiliary Power

Collins Aerospace, Air Management Systems Analysis | News Auxiliary Power Units: T-62T-27 APU

Power Systems / Batteries & Accessories

Concorde Battery Corporation Analysis Lithium Batteries: Advanced prototype lithium-ion battery for APU start and emergency power

Power Systems / Electrical Power Systems

Safran Electrical & Power HQ Analysis Generating Systems: AC generator

Power Systems / Engine Components

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company Analysis | News Nacelles:
Collins Aerospace, Air Management Systems Analysis | News Turbine Engine Starters: Main engine start system
Collins Aerospace, Engine Components Analysis Turbine Engine Blades: Turbine airfoils
Donaldson Co. Inc. Aerospace & Defense Analysis | News Engine Air Filters: Engine air particle protection system

Power Systems / Engines

GE Aircraft Engines Analysis | News Turboshaft Engines: T408-GE-400 for CH-53K, T64-GE-416 for CH-53E

Power Systems / Fuel Systems

Safran Aerosystems - Plaisir (was Aerazur - Zodiac Group) Analysis Fuel Tanks & Systems: Flexible fuel tanks

Power Systems / Power Transmission

Collins Aerospace, Power & Controls - Engine Components Analysis | News Rotor Drives: Drive shaft system for tail rotor, including disconnect mechanism

Power Systems / Rotors & Propellers

Cobham plc Analysis | News Helicopter Rotors: Composite components & assemblies for main rotor blades (CH-53K)

Production / Tooling

Ascent Aerospace North America Analysis Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs (for Aurora); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly fixtures (for ITT Defense & Spirit); Jigs & Fixtures: Assembly jigs (for ITT & Sikorsky); Tooling: Composite tooling (for GKN); engine fairing tools (for Aurora)
Paragon D & E Analysis Tooling:

Testing / Test Services

Dayton T. Brown, Inc. Analysis Fatigue Testing: ; Testing Services:
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