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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 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...
October 20, 2014
Bell Helicopter has signed an agreement with Uralhelicom for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia.  Uralhelicom is a full service company offering services and support during the purchasing, operation...
October 20, 2014
 AgustaWestland recently signed two agreements for the sale of new airframes in the UK and in China. Two AW169 helicopters have been sold in the UK for corporate transportation, continuing the success of the type in the UK market. The helicopters, sold to undisclosed corporate customers, are scheduled to be delivered in 2016. This latest contract brings the total sales of...
October 20, 2014
Erickson, a global provider of aviation services for commercial and government customers, was recently awarded an option period extension with the United States Navy’s Military Sealift Command (MSC). Erickson will provide...
October 17, 2014
The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) has acquired eight Robinson R44 Raven II helicopters to replace its existing fleet of Hughes 500Ds. According to...
October 17, 2014
AgustaWestland announced the sale of two AW169s in the U.K. and an AW189 in Denmark. The AW169s will be used for corporate transportation by...
October 15, 2014
An AgustaWestland AW101 on display at this year’s Farnborough airshow. Photo by Andrew Drwiega Although still conducting its investigation into whether senior managers from Finmeccanica’s subsidiary AgustaWestland paid bribes to win a defense contract for 12 AW101 Merlin VIP helicopters, Reuters news agency reports that the...
October 15, 2014
Boeing AH-64. Photo by Ernie Stephens Reuters is reporting that India is nearing a deal to acquire AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters from Boeing. The deal, believed to be worth $2.5 billion, will give Prime Minister Narendra Modi more military resources to “meet the challenges posed by China and Pakistan." The 22...
October 15, 2014
Edward Bolton Jr., the assistant administrator for NextGen at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will be a featured speaker during the Opening Session of NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition on Oct. 22. During his address, Bolton, whose office is responsible for leading the modernization of the nation’s airspace through the implementation of the Next Generation Air...
October 15, 2014
On Oct. 23, The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will once again host its Careers in Business Aviation Day at NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2014). This dedicated career day, held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., will feature education sessions and tours, and is open to middle school, high school and college students across the U.S. who...
October 15, 2014
The next generation flight deck development program for the MD Explorer light-twin engine helicopter has achieved several significant milestones. Universal Avionics and MD Helicopters have completed final vendor selections for all peripheral avionics systems. Additionally, the engineering prototype helicopter that will be the conforming article for FAA ground and flight testing is currently undergoing...
October 15, 2014
Avincis has finalized its order for two Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3s. The U.K.-based civil aviation services provider's subsidiary Bond Air Services will operate the two aircraft...
October 15, 2014
Beijing Automotive Industrial Corp. (BAIC) of China has signed a $511 million order for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland helicopters. Under the multi-year contract...
October 14, 2014
AgustaWestland will be exhibiting its market leading range of commercial helicopters at Helitech International 2014 alongside a range of the company’s latest customer support and training solutions. AgustaWestland, which has the most modern range of twin-engine helicopters of any manufacturer, will be exhibiting the all-new AW169 in emergency medical service configuration alongside the market leading...
October 10, 2014
Airbus Helicopters will present an EC145 T2 airframe at Helitech International. The next-generation helicopter, ideal for emergency medical services (EMS) and law enforcement/parapublic missions, is a twin-engine, four-ton-class...
October 8, 2014
Puma HC2 on the tarmac in Portugal. Photos by Andrew Drwiega Three of the Royal Air Force’s (RAF) new Puma HC2 helicopters from 230 Squadron flew to the Ovar airbase in Portugal during July to take part in their first major foreign exercise since being upgraded by manufacturer Airbus Helicopters. The occasion was the annual European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Hot Blade Exercise that was taking...
October 8, 2014
Vector Aerospace, located at Stand M 40 at Helitech International, will showcase its expanding range of capabilities in the civil and parapublic rotary wing sector. Vector Aerospace in the UK now also operates as a Sikorsky approved Service Centre for the S-76 twin-engine medium helicopter platform, as well as having the capability to provide field support for the S-92 medium helicopter. Earlier this...
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