A Guide to Search and Rescue Helicopters

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When a rescue mission is conducted, every second counts. Operators need to reach the destination safely and extract the individuals who are in distress, then help evacuate the area while the rescued group is treated and stabilized.

In order to make this happen, it is important to have a reliable search and rescue helicopter, a healthy crew, the right equipment, and quality replacement parts.

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What Makes Sikorsky’s UH-60 Black Hawk a Great Air Assault Helicopter?

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Air assault is the process of using vertical take-off and landing aircraft, such as a helicopter, to move ground-based military forces to terrain that has not yet been fully secured. The goal of these types of missions is often to seize and hold the unsecured terrain or directly engage enemy forces behind enemy lines. The use of air assault helicopters in these missions allow for troops to move much farther than they could on foot and safely get in behind enemy lines. Continue reading “What Makes Sikorsky’s UH-60 Black Hawk a Great Air Assault Helicopter?”

Cutting Dynamics Is a Trusted Supplier of Parts for Rescue Helicopters

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At Cutting Dynamics, we provide essential products and services to aerospace and aviation companies to improve their operations. Our aerospace capabilities are up to date with industry insights and supply reliable, cost-effective solutions.

For more than 30 years and counting, we have remained a reliable supplier of spare parts for rescue helicopters, including UH-60 Black Hawks. When it comes to urgent situations where UH-60 Black Hawks are called to use within seconds, it’s crucial for these rescue helicopter parts to be functioning and ready for action, which is where CDI comes in. Continue reading “Cutting Dynamics Is a Trusted Supplier of Parts for Rescue Helicopters”

How UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters Are Supporting U.S. Disaster Assistance to Haiti

Black Hawk helicopters in HaitiOn our site’s news section, we’ve written many times about the diverse uses of Black Hawk helicopters around the world for commercial and military applications. Along with these applications, though, there are many uses of Black Hawk helicopters for disaster assistance in cases of wildfires, floods, and other calamities.

Recently, the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) created a joint task force for Haiti to provide airlift support and other necessities in the aftermath of a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that affected the Tiburon Peninsula in the southern portion of the country. Read on to learn about the joint task force, the use of Black Hawk helicopters, and the relief efforts in Haiti. Continue reading “How UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters Are Supporting U.S. Disaster Assistance to Haiti”

How Black Hawk Helicopters Help Hurricane Relief Efforts

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With our over 30 years of experience working with companies to improve their aerospace and aviation operations, Cutting Dynamics regularly supplies products and services for Black Hawk helicopters.

While Black Hawk helicopters are notably used to carry out combat missions by the U.S. armed forces around the world, their exceptional flight and load capabilities lend themselves to being utilized for other duties as well.

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How UH-60 Black Hawks Are Used as Search and Rescue Helicopters

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Search and rescue, also known as SAR, can be defined as the search for and providing of aid to people who are in distress or imminent danger. These operations, typically led by emergency services including military operatives and well-trained volunteers, occur in remote spaces or areas that are difficult to access such as forests, mountains, deserts, or seas. Search and rescue missions can feature helicopters, search dogs, and large groups of people combing the area in search of people or information.

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Everything You Need to Know About Sikorsky’s Seahawk Helicopter

As we have chronicled in many posts on our news page, Sikorsky’s Black Hawk helicopter is a superior transport vehicle that offers myriad benefits and applications for both military and commercial purposes.

One variation of the Black Hawk that we haven’t examined yet, though, is the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk helicopter, an industry-leading maritime helicopter. Read on to learn key aspects about the Sikorsky Seahawk.

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Cutting Dynamics Earns a Spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program

We are very pleased to announce that Cutting Dynamics has earned a spot in the Boeing Premier Bidder Program. The program recognizes and rewards consistently high-performing Boeing Commercial Airplanes suppliers.

CDI manufactures a variety of metallic and thermoplastic composite components for Boeing and their partners. We join approximately 100 suppliers that have met and/or sustained the high quality and delivery criteria required for inclusion in the Premier Bidder Program.

We are very pleased with the recognition and look forward to our ongoing work with Boeing.

3 Reasons Why Black Hawk Helicopters Are Ideal for Medical Evacuations

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“If you are in trouble anywhere in the world, an airplane can fly over and drop flowers, but a helicopter can land and save your life.”

– Igor Sikorsky, 1947 

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are the most well-suited helicopters to perform air medical evacuations today. With the versatility of functions that this helicopter features, there is no question that it holds its place as the most ideal helicopter for emergency situations. Helicopters are essential tools in life-threatening situations that allow us to transport people or materials quickly and from afar. Continue reading “3 Reasons Why Black Hawk Helicopters Are Ideal for Medical Evacuations”