Business

April 10, 2013

Sikorsky teams with Brazilian Air Force academics to teach rotorcraft technology

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp., announced April 9 that it has signed a Letter of Interest with the Brazilian Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica to establish a Rotorcraft Innovation Team.

Rated as one of the top universities in Brazil in engineering and related fields, ITA is a federal government institution dedicated to provide high level education and research in the fields of Aerospace, Science and Technology.

Sikorsky made the announcement during the LAAD Defense and Security Exhibition in Rio de Janeiro.

The collaboration will accelerate the development of rotorcraft technologists in Brazil, whose military already flies both Black Hawk and Seahawk® helicopters, and will increase student and faculty exposure to rotorcraft. Sikorsky will provide mentoring to assist with these classes at the graduate and undergraduate levels. It also will support the procurement of relevant hardware and software to enable rotorcraft research.

As part of the collaboration, ITA will augment its already robust aerospace engineering program to provide curriculum related to rotorcraft, including experienced staff to instruct this new material, and provide faculty and student support for research related to rotorcraft.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with Brazil’s Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica and to assist in the training of the next generation of aerospace leaders. As Sikorsky celebrates its 90th Anniversary of aviation innovation, we are excited to further encourage and enable rotorcraft innovation growth with a recognized academic leader in Brazil,” said Sikorsky President Mick Maurer.

“We welcome Sikorsky’s participation to work with us in growing our education curriculum to include rotorcraft design,” said ITA Rector Carlos Americo Pacheco. “We look forward to working with one of the world’s top helicopter companies to educate our outstanding engineering students.”

 




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Headlines April 17, 2015

News: Army extends benefits to Hood shooting victims - The Army will provide “all possible benefits” to victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting who recently were awarded the Purple Heart, the service announced April 16.   Business: Rolls-Royce lands biggest deal in its 109-year history - U.K. engineering company Rolls-Royce has won the largest order in...
 
 

News Briefs April 17, 2015

Army orders financial benefits for 2009 Fort Hood victims Dozens of soldiers and surviving family members of the 2009 Fort Hood, Texas, shooting are receiving additional Army pay that they felt was long overdue. The announcement from Army Sec. John McHugh April 16 comes a week after 36 Purple Hearts were awarded to victims and...
 
 
NASA illustration

NASA awards radiation challenge winners, launches next round

NASA illustration This illustration depicts our heliosphere, showing the approximate locations of Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft. Galactic cosmic rays originate outside the heliosphere and stream in uniformly from all direc...
 

 

U.S. Air Force completes operational testing on Raytheon’s MALD-J

Raytheon and the U.S. Air Force successfully completed operational tests of Miniature Air Launched Decoy-Jammer, satisfying all requirements to attain Initial Operational Capability. “MALD-J’s unique capabilities have been proven in 42 successful flight tests during the last two years and brought us closer to full rate production,” said Mike Jarrett, vice president of Raytheon...
 
 

Northrop Grumman to expand North Dakota presence

In partnership with local leadership, Northrop Grumman confirmed its dedication to the future of unmanned systems development in the Red River Valley region by signing a lease agreement to anchor the new Grand Sky Technology Park in Grand Forks County. Northrop Grumman is working to identify specialized opportunities for the Grand Sky facility. The opportunities,...
 
 

Raytheon awarded more than $2 billion for an International Patriot system

Raytheon announced April 17 it has been awarded a contract worth over $2.0 billion to deliver the combat-proven Patriot Air and Missile Defense System to an undisclosed international customer. The contract, awarded April 2, 2015, and booked in the second quarter as a direct commercial sale, includes fully digitized new-production Patriot fire units with the...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>