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Helijet appoints Hill VP Commercial & Business Programs
Sept. 30, 2014, Richmond, B.C. - Daniel Sitnam, President and CEO for Richmond based Helijet International Inc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Rick Hill as VP – Commercial & Business programs effective September 30, 2014.
700th AW139 goes to Samsung Techwin Co. Ltd.
aw1183Sept. 30, 2014, Verigate, Italy - AgustaWestland has announced it handed over two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to Samsung Techwin Co., Ltd. of the Republic of Korea during a ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.
New U.S. air traffic control system neglected UAV use
Sept. 25, 2014, Washington, D.C. - Designers of the ambitious U.S. air traffic control system of the future neglected to take drones into account, raising questions about whether it can handle the escalating demand for the unmanned aircraft and predicted congestion in the sky.  | READ MORE
Movie industry to get UAV approval: FAA
Sept. 25, 2014, Washington, D.C. - The Federal Aviation Administration is expected to announce Thursday that it is granting permits to seven movie and television production companies to fly drones, an important step toward greater use of the technology by commercial operators, said attorneys and a company official familiar with the decision.  | READ MORE
Bell makes first VIP 429 delivery at Monaco Yacht Show
Sept. 24, 2014, Monaco, Fra. - Bell Helicopter has announced Heli-Securite has taken delivery of the first VIP Bell 429 in France. The aircraft will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show on the Yacht Voyager in berth T40 from September 24-27. Starting this month, the VIP Bell 429 will be used for corporate transport and charter throughout the French Riviera and French Alps
A new look for members of the RCAF
Sept. 22, 2014, Ottawa - The Royal Canadian Air Force unveiled its new uniform Sunday, a move that's supposed to bring the force closer to its distinguished history and traditions.  | READ MORE
Vector Helicopter Services NA expands Airbus services
Sept. 23, 2014, Langley, B.C. - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America has announced that it is an Airbus Helicopters D-Level certified repair center for the AS350/AS355 and EC130 helicopters.
Bell announces first 505 Jet Ranger sales in South Africa
Sept. 22, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced new customer commitments for fourteen new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters in the region, with nine coming during  the 8th Africa Aerospace and Defense (AAD) show in Tshwane, South Africa.
AgustaWestland celebrates 200th AW139 from Philly plant
Sept. 22, 2014, Philadelphia, Pa. - AgustaWestland has announced that the Company’s Philadelphia assembly line has built and delivered its 200th AW139 helicopter, featuring a firefighting configuration for delivery to Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and the City of Yokohama.  | READ MORE
Airbus Helicopters Canada celebrates 30th anniversary
30th_anniversary-vitek_zawadaSept. 22, 2014, Fort Erie, Ont. - Airbus Helicopters Canada employees, customers and stakeholders celebrated with elected officials and Airbus Group senior management to mark the company’s 30th Anniversary.
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