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Nevada UAV test program suffers setback as Magpie goes down
Dec. 19, 2014, Boulder City, Nev. - A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in Boulder City.  | READ MORE
Airbus Helicopters forges ties with innovative SMEs
Dec. 18, 2014, Marignane, Fra. - Airbus Helicopters officially launched its new Open Innovation platform at an event attended by Airbus Helicopters’ Executive Vice President of Engineering, the PEGASE center of excellence and a number of French SMEs.
Waypoint Leasing signs deal with Lider Taxi Aereo
Dec. 18, 2014, Limerick, Ire. - Waypoint Leasing Limited has announced that it has closed its first two aircraft under a multi-aircraft agreement reached with Lider Taxi Aereo S/A, the leading provider of helicopter services to the Brazilian offshore energy industry.
Two CH-149 Cormorants have trouble in flight
cbc-heliDec. 18, 2014 – Two search and rescue helicopters have declared emergencies while in the air recently.  | READ MORE
Hydro One adds AS355 to its fleet
hydro_one_inc._-_as355Dec. 17, 2014, Fort Erie, Ont. - Hydro One’s AS355 NP will provide support for the utility’s work across Ontario, including pole and power line patrol and maintenance. The aircraft will be based in Oro Station, Ontario and is the first twin-engine from the 350 series acquired by Hydro One.
Bell wraps up successful maintainers, operators events
Dec. 16, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter completed another successful year of Maintainers and Operators (M&O) Conferences for 2014 with its 10th and final conference in Sacramento, Calif., last week.
Osprey V-22 fleet reaches 250,000 hours
v-22_850x-16Dec. 16, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced that the revolutionary Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone.
Canadore College adds Bell 430 airframe
Dec. 11, 2104, North Bay, Ont. -  Bell Helicopter participated in a transfer ceremony on Dec. 11, for the contribution of a Bell 430 helicopter airframe to Canadore College.
Airbus Helicopters delivers first two EC175s
exphDec. 11, 2014, Marignane, Fra. - A double-handover ceremony on Dec. 11 marked Airbus Helicopters’ first deliveries of its new-generation EC175, with two of these 7-metric-ton category rotorcraft provided to NHV for oil and gas missions in the North Sea.
Eagle Copters' 407HP receives TC certification
Dec. 10, 2014, Calgary - Eagle Copters Ltd., a world leader in helicopter sales, leasing, product development and engineering, has announced the receipt of Transport Canada (TC) certification for its Eagle 407HP.
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