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Bell delivers first two 407GXS to Pennsylvania State Police
July 23, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of the first two of six Bell 407GX helicopters to the Pennsylvania State Police. They will be used for airborne law enforcement patrol and will serve citizens throughout the Commonwealth.  | READ MORE
STARS unveils new AW139
July 23, 2014, Saskatoon - Barrie Tolmie couldn’t contain his excitement about STARS Air Ambulance’s new helicopter. “Compared to what we’ve been flying before, this helicopter is just absolutely phenomenal,” the pilot said, with the enthusiasm of a teenager showing off a new hotrod.  | READ MORE
Derazona Helicopters adds AS350 B3E to fleet
July 22, 2014, Jakarta, Indonesia - Airbus Helicopters has increased its global customer base with the first order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, which is acquiring a fully-equipped AS350 B3e for utility missions.
Helicopter Emergency Medical Service orders two Bell 429s
July 22, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter has announced a signed purchase agreement for the first two Bell 429s configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) in the Middle East.  | READ MORE
TSB releases fatal Manitoba accident report
July 18, 2014, Winnipeg - In the release of its investigation report (A13C0073) today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada cited the loss of situational awareness and loss of control as the likely causes of a fatal helicopter crash at Gull Lake, Manitoba, in July of 2013.
Héroux-Devtek renews important contract with Bell Helicopter
July 17, 2014, Farnborough, U.K. - Héroux-Devtek Inc. has announced that it has renewed an important multi-year contract with Bell Helicopter for the manufacturing of components and assemblies for several helicopter programs.
P&WC, LCI sign 12-year maintenance deal
July 17, 2014, Farnborough, U.K. - Pratt & Whitney Canada has signed a 12-year Fleet Management Program contract with the helicopter division of Lease Corporation International.
UNBC student makes case for helicopter ambulance service
July 16, 2014, Vancouver - Northern B.C. needs a dedicated helicopter ambulance service to ensure those with traumatic injuries get proper treatment, according to a research thesis written by a UNBC student.
AgustaWestland AW149 achieves military certification
July 16, 2014, Farnborough, U.K. - AgustaWestland has announced that the new generation AW149 multirole military helicopter has been issued with military certification by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments (ARMAEREO). The Type Certificate was signed and delivered to Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland during an official ceremony held at the Farnborough International Air Show today, in the presence of Finmeccanica Chief Executive Officer and General Manager Mauro Moretti, and several dignitaries and representatives from the Italian military authorities.
FlightSafety, Sikorsky expand training options in Asia
July 16, 2014, New York, N.Y. - FlightSafety International and Sikorsky plan to offer training for the Sikorsky S-76D, Sikorsky S-92A, and Sikorsky S-76C+/C++ helicopters in Asia.
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