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Bell to distribute Helitowcart BearPaws
Oct. 23, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced it is now a distributor of Helitowcart BearPaw products through its Aeronautical Accessories brand.
Airbus Helicopters sees China as biggest market by 2020
Oct. 23, 2014, Beijing, China - Airbus Helicopters expects China and Hong Kong to become its biggest global market within six years as Beijing starts to lift restrictions on the use of low altitude airspace from 2015.  | READ MORE
Raitt launches national campaign on UAV safety
Oct. 23, 2014, Toronto - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, has announced the launch of the Government of Canada's safety awareness campaign for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), or drones. The national campaign will help ensure UAV users—both recreational and commercial—understand the rules of the skies and always think safety first.  | READ MORE
Zip Aviation buys new Bell 407GX
Oct. 22, 2014, Orlando, Fla. - Bell Helicopter has announced a signed 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.
Falcon Aviation Services soars with two new AW189s
Oct. 21, 2014, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. - AgustaWestland has announced that Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has signed a contract for two AW189 super medium helicopters in offshore transport configuration.
Helicopter operators formally launch HeliOffshore
Oct. 21, 2014, London, U.K. - Five major helicopter operators have officially announced a new industry association – HeliOffshore – for organizations with an interest in working together on safety in offshore helicopter transport. The new association was introduced at a launch event at its offices in London.
Airbus makes progress with new shaft for EC225s/EC725s
exph-0286-04_a4_ec225__anthony_pecchiOct. 16, 2014, Marignane, Fra. - Airbus Helicopters is working alongside operators of its EC225 and EC725 aircraft to implement the final step of its proven solution: the retrofit of the worldwide EC225/EC725 fleet with the redesigned bevel gear vertical shaft, which was certified in April of this year.
Bell signs deal with Uralhelicom for two 407Gxs
Oct. 16, 2014, Amsterdam, Ned. - Bell Helicopter has announced a signed agreement with Uralhelicom LLC for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia.
Two more AW169s sold in the U.K.
Oct. 16, 2014, Amsterdam, Ned. - AgustaWestland has announced the sale of two more AW169 helicopters in the U.K. for corporate transportation, continuing the success of the type in the U.K. market. The helicopters, sold to undisclosed corporate customers, are scheduled to be delivered in 2016. This latest contract brings the total sales of AW169 helicopters in the U.K. to 13, for air ambulance and corporate/VIP transport applications.
Industry leaders join forces at Helitech in the name of safety
Oct. 15, 2014, Amsterdam, Ned. - The Business and Strategy Conference on the first day of Helitech International kicked off with the Industry Business Leaders' Forum featuring high-level speakers Jonathan Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bristow Group and Guillaume Faury, President and CEO, Airbus Helicopters, Roberto Garavaglia, SVP Strategy and Business Development, AgustaWestland, Chris Drew, Principal Consultant, Baines Simmons and Chris Seymour, Head of Market Analysis, Ascend Flightglobal Consultancy, who detailed the need for the rotorcraft industry to join forces to work together more closely to deliver a safer and more financially viable business infrastructure.
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