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October 29, 2014
ACR Electronics has upgraded its MS-2000(M) series of military LED distress lights to the MS-2000(M2) family comprising three types: the MS-2000(M2) Strobe, the Doublefly and the Waterbug.   Photo courtesy ACR Electronics The lights...
October 29, 2014
Airbus Defense and Space and DCNS have signed a cooperation agreement to develop a ship-based helicopter UAS capability. This technological partnership will help to speed up the market release of the TANAN vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) tactical helicopter UAS, as it takes into account the naval sector’s requirements and the aircraft’s efficient integration onto all types of armed...
October 28, 2014
CHC Helicopter has had its longstanding contract with Total E&P UK renewed by an additional seven years with options for a further two years. The new agreement will run from November 2015. CHC operates two Sikorsky S-92 and two...
October 28, 2014
All British and United States Marine Corps (USMC) troops have now left the Camp Bastion – Leatherneck operating base in Helmand Province, Afghanistan and handed over to the 215 Corps of the Afghan National Army (ANA). A joint force of helicopters and aircraft made the final transfer of personnel to Kandahar on Monday, October 27 after the...
October 28, 2014
Two North American sheriff aviation departments have purchased Bell 407GXs from Bell Helicopter. One of the aircraft was purchased by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, and the other by the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s department in California. The two sheriff...
October 27, 2014
The U.S. Army received its 300th CH-47F Chinook helicopter from Boeing this month. Boeing delivered the Army's latest Chinook 75 days ahead of schedule, with a modernized airframe featuring the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS)...
October 27, 2014
Bell Helicopter is showcasing its 505 Jet Ranger X in parapublic configuration at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in Orlando, Fla., this week...
October 24, 2014
Summit Air Ambulance has taken delivery of the first of two EMS-equipped AgustaWestland AW119Kx. Summit already has a number of twin AW109E Power helicopters in addition to its fixed wing fleet of Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Both of...
October 24, 2014
Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with Zip Aviation for the sale of a Bell 407GX to be used for corporate transportation, charters, tours, transfers and aerial surveys. The aircraft will be equipped with a Quiet Cruise kit for reduced noise levels in cruise flight. The 407GX Quiet Cruise...
October 23, 2014
Terna, the Italian power grid operator, has taken delivery of two Airbus Helicopter AS350 B3e helicopters from national distributor Aersud Elicotteri. This elevates the company from having to subcontract the work out. Terna is ranked sixth worldwide as an independent distributor of...
October 23, 2014
Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand now distributes Helitowcart BearPaw products. The BearPaw product line is approved for a variety of helicopter manufacturers and models, including the Robinson R44 and R66, Airbus AS350, Airbus AS355 and Airbus...
October 22, 2014
Thailand’s navy and air force have acquired two mission-ready Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft types: the light-utility EC645 T2 and the 11-ton-class EC725. The Royal Thai Navy signed for five EC645 T2s to be deployed on transport duties and other missions, with deliveries scheduled to begin in 2016. Its purchase represents the first export order of this militarized version of the EC145 T2. In the Royal...
October 22, 2014
FlightSafety International and Abu Dhabi Aviation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish a world-class Learning Center in Abu Dhabi.  The first phase of the Learning Center is expected to open in September 2015. It will accommodate eight full...
October 21, 2014
Vector Aerospace Corporation, independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced that Vector Aerospace Engine Services – Atlantic (ES-A), has renewed its Engine Services Agreement with CommutAir, based in Cleveland, Ohio. Under the agreement, ES-A will provide CommutAir with engine repair and overhaul for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW123...
October 21, 2014
The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will be hosting a pop-up education session on recent Ebola-related developments tomorrow morning. The session will take place at the Innovation Zone, Booth 288, from 11:00 a.m. to...
October 21, 2014
Several officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will participate in a panel session on safety and regulation this week during NBAA 2014. John Hickey, the FAA’s deputy associate administrator for aviation safety, will lead the agency delegation participating in the NBAA2014 session, “A Conversation with FAA's Top Safety Leaders,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 from 3:30 to 5:00...
October 21, 2014
Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc. (ASU) will unveil their new microgimbal, Observation Wide-area Low altitude Sensor, (OWLS) at NBAA 2014, and will be demonstrating the system at booth 1478. “The introduction of the OWLS marks the second major product innovation and release for ASU in 2014,” said ASU President Jim Winkel. “ASU has committed to bringing innovative new products to market...
October 21, 2014
AgustaWestland has also signed two training services contracts to support its Family of new generation helicopters. Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five-year training contract featuring a comprehensive package of services including simulator training for the AW139 intermediate and the AW189 super medium twin-engine helicopters. Lufttransport AS of Norway has signed a three-year flight simulator contract...
October 21, 2014
Bell Helicopter will display the Bell 429 in corporate/VIP configuration at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2014 conference, held this year in Orlando, Fla. from October 21 to 23.  In addition, Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group will be featuring a mockup of the Bell 429 MAGnificent interior inside the Bell Helicopter booth. Both the aircraft and the mockup can be seen at...
October 20, 2014
The fourth prototype of the new multirole Mi-38 helicopter has carried out a series of ground runs and completed its first flight at Russian Helicopters' Kazan Helicopters' test flight center. The helicopter was piloted by a team comprising commander and test pilot, honored test...
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