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USCG seeks to extend H-60 Jayhawk life

24th January 2018 - 11:15 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


US Coast Guard officials are weighing up industry feedback on ways to once again extend the life of its ageing fleet of H-60 Jayhawks and keep them up in the air past the planned 2025 time frame. 

Built by Sikorsky, the H-60 Jayhawk is a twin-engine, medium-range helicopter used for USCG recovery efforts. The USCG first purchased the H-60 Jayhawk in 1990. 

At the time, the USCG decided that the platform would have a service life of 10,000 flight hours, according to a RFI in November 2017. 

Then in 2003, the USCG and Sikorsky ‘determined that the H-60 fleet

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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