Pentagon Helo Funding Drops, According to In-Depth Study of 2015 Federal Budget by Penton's Aviation Week

Mar 26, 2014, 09:00 ET from Penton

NEW YORK, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Defense Department's proposed fiscal 2015 budget calls for a dip in rotorcraft spending of about $500M compared to enacted fiscal 2014 spending, according to an exclusive analysis of budget data by Penton's Aviation Week, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

The analysis, by Naval Editor Mike Fabey and Defense Data Analyst Dan Katz, shows the Pentagon spending about $9.9 billion for rotorcraft and related programs in fiscal 2015, compared to about $10.4 billion in fiscal 2014.  The Pentagon did not break out its proposed topline rotorcraft spending for fiscal 2015 as it did for fiscal 2014, when it proposed spending about $7.1 billion for such programs. 

Aviation Week's rotorcraft spending study, a result of a line-by-line review of DOD budget documents, is part of Aviation Week's extensive, ongoing coverage of the Obama administration's funding requests for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, NASA, the Department of Transportation, and the Federal Aviation Administration, including exclusive tables and graphs highlighting key budget areas.  As budget developments emerge, Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) subscribers can access continuous coverage at

Aviation Week's journalists and analysts are available for commentary.  To schedule interviews, contact Elizabeth Sisk, Marketing Director, Aviation Week, +1. 860.245.5632,  

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