News Releases

November 26, 2013 — Today WestWind received the U.S. Patent Office final patent for the ESSS Quick-Disconnect Lightweight Hoist Arm System.

August 6, 2013 — When five DynCorp International helicopter mechanics flew into Huntsville International Airport's Intermodal Center on Aug. 6, the company gave them a hero's welcome. They were bringing in six Huey's that had been in Afghanistan in an enormous Russian Volga cargo plane.

June 25, 2013 — WestWind, DynCorp International (DI) and Sierra Nevada Corporation's (SNC) Integrated Mission Systems (IMS) today announced a strategic alliance to provide mission critical services to customers worldwide.

October 25, 2012 — WestWind received an Airworthiness Release (AWR) for UH-60A and L model Blackhawk Helicopters after final testing of the U.S. Army MEDEVAC aircraft with the ESSS Hoist Mount System Installed.

The Hoist Arm System (HAS) was developed as a mission kit to be mounted on the H-60 or S-70i helicopter ESSS hardpoints to support rescue operations without requiring the aircraft to carry over two hundred pounds when it wasn't in use.  The removable HAS can be installed in less than 30 minutes and is compatible with both the Breeze Eastern and the Goodrich electric hoists.  This system is currently being used as a permanent installation on many domestic and foreign aircraft.

25-Year Industry Veteran Brings Extensive Corporate Management Experience

November 2, 2011 — WestWind Technologies recently named William H. Jolly as President/CEO. His credentials include extensive corporate management experience in technical services and manufacturing for government customers along with a 25+ year's background in mechanical and aerospace engineering.

July 19, 2011 — WestWind Technologies, Inc. was recently awarded a $4.6 million contract by the Army Contracting Command at Ft. Eustis, Virginia to modify the U.S. Navy HH-60H Seahawk aircraft. The effort is in support of NAVAIR PMA-299 at Patuxent River, Maryland.

Government Contractor Meets Stringent Quality & Delivery Requirements

August 25, 2010 — Columbus, Ohio — WestWind Technologies, Inc. was recently honored by the Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime (formerly Defense Supply Center Columbus) as one of the government's best suppliers at an award ceremony held during the 2010 DLA Enterprise Supplier Conference and Exhibition, August 23-25, in Columbus, Ohio.

Huntsville-Based Company to Supply Digital Backbone Kits for Land Vehicles

July 21, 2010 — WestWind Technologies, Inc. has been awarded a multi-year contract valued at $376M to supply Digital Backbone Kits to the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Life Cycle Management Command (TACOM) for the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle program. TACOM is the acquisition and support center for all of the Army's ground vehicles.

May 28, 2010 — WestWind Technologies, Inc. (WTI) announces the availability of the External Hoist Arm. The Arm mounts on any Blackhawk aircraft equipped with ESSS hard points and works with all government approved hoists. The Arm is cost-effective and can be mounted in 20 minutes, which allows for rapid movement from aircraft to aircraft and utilization only when required by the mission. Installation of a standard electrical "A" Kit is the only aircraft modification required.

Aircraft Center Provides Seamless Aviation Operations All On Site

September 29, 2009 — In an unprecedented public/private partnership, WestWind Technologies, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of its new Huntsville Aircraft Modification & Integration Center on September 29, 2009. It marks the first time the Huntsville International Airport has partnered with a small business to offer such sophisticated services to the aviation industry.

Company Rewarded for Over 1,500,000 Hours with No Lost Time Incidents

June 29, 2009 — WestWind Technologies recently received six awards given by the National Safety Council. The series of recognitions adds to years of safety awards and includes acknowledgement for the company's continued record in safety, outstanding accomplishments in accident prevention, and no loss of time injuries or illnesses:

Army Materiel Command Major Presents Flag for Company's Continual Support

March 3, 2009 — WestWind Technologies welcomed U.S. Army MAJ Chris Johnson at an all-hands meeting on Friday morning, March 20th at the company's main headquarters building. In recognition of WestWind Technologies' continual troop support efforts, MAJ Johnson presented Chief Operations Officer Roger Messick with a flag flown on a night mission on January 7, 2009 over Iraq by Bravo Company, 2-149th Aviation.

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