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LORD extends warranty for Bell 407 rotor hub
Feb. 27, 2015, Cary, N.C. -  LORD Corporation has extended the warranty on all the Bell 407 Main Rotor hub elastomeric components to 2,500 hours or three-years (whichever comes first).
Guardian Mobility, Precision Aviation join forces on FDM
Feb. 26, 2015, Ottawa - Guardian Mobility Inc. has announced that it has appointed Precision Aviation Group (PAG) Atlanta, GA, as a dealer. PAG will represent the entire Guardian set of solutions - including the G3, the G5 and the G7 Flight Data Management data collection and analysis solution.
Vector Aerospace joins Greenwich AeroGroup network
Feb. 26, 2015, Wichita, Kan. - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services has joined Greenwich AeroGroup’s LiveAero Broadband SATCOM systems dealer network.
Waypoint Leasing, Caverton Helicopters sign new deal
Feb. 26, 2015, Limerick, Ire. - Waypoint Leasing has announced that it has reached an agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited to lease one new AgustaWestland AW139 and one Bell 412EP, both of which have been delivered to Caverton. The aircraft will operate in Nigeria supporting onshore and offshore oil and gas operations.
Bell 505's second flight test vehicle achieves first flight
bell-00208Feb. 26, 2015, Fort Worth, Tx. -  Bell Helicopter has announced the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s second flight test vehicle has successfully achieved its first flight. The Bell 505’s flight test vehicle one completed its first flight in November of last year, and the program has quickly progressed, performing additional flight tests and numerous practice autorotations.
Cougar still working on grounded Hibernia helicopter
Feb. 26, 2015, St. John's - A week after being grounded on the Hibernia oil platform, a helicopter used for transporting workers to and from shore remains at the offshore installation.  | READ MORE
Obama says "no" to Keystone XL pipeline
Feb. 26, 2015, Washington, D.C. - President Barack Obama on Tuesday, as promised, swiftly vetoed a Republican bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline, leaving the long-debated project in limbo for another indefinite period.  | READ MORE
B.C. aviation accidents at an all-time low: report
Feb. 25, 2015, Vancouver - The number of aircraft accidents and fatalities has reached a record low in B.C. — one of the most challenging areas of the country for aviators. The board recorded a total of 30 aircraft accidents in 2014, two of which resulted in three fatalities in B.C. That compares with a five-year annual average of 51 accidents, nine of which resulted in 15 deaths. The Vancouver Sun reports.
Bell delivers first 429WLG in North America
Feb. 25, 2015, Fort Worth, Tx. -  Bell Helicopter has announced it has made the first delivery of the Bell 429 Wheeled Landing Gear (WLG) in North America. The aircraft has been delivered to professional NASCAR driver and founder and CEO of SunEnergy1, Kenny Habul.
Airbus Helicopters sells six EC145 T2's to Royal Thai Army
Feb. 23, 2015, Marignane, Fra. - A further addition to the Royal Thai Army’s rotorcraft fleet has been committed with the acquisition of six Airbus Helicopters light-utility EC145 T2, which is the newest and most powerful model in Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 light twin-engine helicopter family.
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