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December 24, 2014
AgustaWestland has been awarded European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its AW189 search and rescue (SAR) variant, paving the way for delivery of aircraft for the UK's SAR program. The range of kits for SAR missions now EASA certified for the AW189 include the following: a dual rescue hoist with camera system; search radar; high definition FLIR system; searchlight; increased capacity fuel...
December 23, 2014
A U.S. Navy MH-60S helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 26 (HSC 26) crashed at 11:22 a.m. (EST), Dec. 21, while on an overland training flight at Camp Buehring...
December 23, 2014
Leading unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) industry and hobbyist groups, along with the federal government, have launched a new education campaign titled “Know Before You Fly,” which provides prospective operators with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. The effort is being spearheaded by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems...
December 23, 2014
Gulf Coast Avionics has completed a full digital upgrade on a Bell 412EP helicopter operated by the National Air and Navy Service of Panama. “When this 412 arrived in our shop last August, it looked every bit like a helicopter that had worked long and hard. As you can imagine, its original analog avionics and instruments were becoming unreliable and difficult to repair," said Rick Garcia, Gulf...
December 22, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has finished delivering three airframes to the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET): the first NH90 GSPA tactical transport helicopter, and two new Tiger HAD-E combat helicopters. All three airframes were assembled in the Spanish plant in Albacete, and are supported by an Industrial Participation Plan that fully involves the Spanish industry, headed by Airbus Helicopters Espana, in the...
December 22, 2014
Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has revealed plans to carry blood starting Jan. 2015, making roadside blood transfusions available for the first time ever in its service area. GNAAS will become one of only a few air ambulances in the world to perform the life-saving procedure after forging links with another charity and one of the North East’s leading hospitals. The air...
December 19, 2014
On Dec. 18, DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, reached a multi-year distribution agreement with Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC), a Montreal-based designer and manufacturer of flight management, navigation and other high-tech avionics systems. Under the...
December 19, 2014
North Flight Data Systems (NORTH FDS) has entered into an agreement with Phoenix Heli-Flight to equip their EC130 and AS350B3 helicopters with their integrated flight data system. NORTH FDS has applied to Transport Canada for validation of their AS350/EC130B4 FAA STC, which will cover AS350B3 and EC130B4 installations. The first Canadian installations will be performed on Phoenix Heli-Flight’s...
December 19, 2014
AgustaWestland has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) on offset contracts with four major companies in the Polish industrial sector representing various regions and areas of expertise. The official signing ceremony was held on Dec. 18, 2014 at the headquarters of...
December 18, 2014
The Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) has received renewal for Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) Part 147 certification and approval to conduct six new technical training courses at the Bell Helicopter Singapore Service Center. The CAAS approval expands the BTA’s ability to provide regulated maintenance courses in the Asia Pacific region. The certification...
December 18, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first AS355 NP Ecureuil to the Spanish Road Transport Authority (DGT) and the first EC135 to the country’s National Police Force under the contract signed in February of this year with the DGT. The...
December 18, 2014
Rockwell Collins has received a $420 million, four-year contract from the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) for continued deliveries of the ARC-210 advanced airborne software defined radio (SDR) system. The system is...
December 17, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has delivered the second of six Super Puma AS332 C1e airframes to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB) following their order in 2013. The first was delivered last August, and the remaining four are scheduled for delivery between now and 2016. The Airbus contract also stipulated a logistical support package to provide the FAB with...
December 17, 2014
The U.S. Coast Guard, in conjunction with Northrop Grumman Corporation and the U.S. Navy, flew the MQ-8B Fire Scout unmanned helicopter off the national security cutter (NSC), USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750), Dec. 5 off the coast of Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) in Point Mugu, Calif. The MQ-8B Fire Scout was operated...
December 16, 2014
Airbus Helicopters has won a support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years.   Photo courtesy Airbus Helicopters Colonel Uwe Klein, commander of the German...
December 16, 2014
AgustaWestland has congratulated the Trinidad and Tobago Air Guard for promoting two pilots to Command Officers in the country’s first search and rescue (SAR) helicopter unit, and for recognizing licensure of five engineers by the Trinidad & Tobago Civil Aviation Authority. These...
December 15, 2014
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has validated Airbus Helicopters China’s flight training and support services as part of the COHC (CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company) general aviation maintenance and engineering company (CGAMEC).  EASA has awarded Part 145 certification to the CGAMEC’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities in Shenzhen. This allows the overhaul...
December 15, 2014
Bell Helicopter announced today that its fleet of Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the milestone of 250,000 flight hours. Since entering service in 2007, the V-22 has seen extensive service within the US Military. It was used heavily in Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, in Iraq as part of...
December 12, 2014
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) will begin the production of Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) in a new facility located near Bangalore, India in three and a half years according to reports in the Indian media. The Hindu online reported that HAL received documents for 610 acres of land around the town...
December 12, 2014
Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia Police Force has ordered six Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 airframes, with deliveries planned in 2016-2017. A variant of the EC145 medium twin-engine helicopter, the T2 incorporates new Turbomeca Arriel 2E engines and upgrades to its main and tail rotor gearboxes, along with Airbus...
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