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New Airbus EC145 T2 is ready to roll
helionix-cockpitApril 17, 2014 – Donauwörth, Germany, 17 April, 2014 – The newest member of Airbus Helicopters’ proven EC145 rotorcraft family – the EC145 T2 – has been certified, clearing the way for customer deliveries beginning in the third quarter of this year.  | READ MORE
Bell taps AEM for 505 Jet Ranger X audio
dsc_0003April 16, 2014 – KELOWNA, BC – Bell Helicopter has selected AEM's trusted line of audio equipment for its new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ Short Light Single (SLS) helicopter program's show vehicle build. The new Bell 505 program aims to build the successor to the venerable Bell 206 Jet Ranger.  | READ MORE
Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère now open
April 16, 2014, Quebec City - Today marks the launch of a world-class aviation facility in Quebec City. The Complexe Capitale Hélicoptère, located near Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport, offers a full range of services related to the helicopter industry, while setting out to make its mark as a new tourist destination unlike any other on the market.  | READ MORE
MD Helicopters marks 17 years of activity in Asia
MD HelicoptersApril 16, 2014 – MD Helicopters, the Arizona, U.S.-headquartered manufacturer of a range of multi mission helicopters is marking 15 years of rotary sales activity in the Asian region by exhibiting for the first time at this year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, ABACE 2014, currently taking place in Shanghai.  | READ MORE
China certifies Sikorsky S-76D helicopter
April 14, 2014, Shanghai, China - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has issued a validation type certificate for the S-76D aircraft, allowing Sikorsky to begin delivering the commercial helicopter to customers in China. The announcement was made at the 2014 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition.
Airbus Helicopters launches Japan's first full-flight SIM
140414_ffsairbus_helicopters_japanApril 14, 2014, Tokyo, Japan - Airbus Helicopters Japan today inaugurated Japan’s first full flight simulator (FFS) for helicopters, with this high-fidelity training system now ready for service at its facilities located in the Kobe Airport vicinity.
Sikorsky tests structural strength of CH-53K
April 14, 2014, Stratford, Conn. - An initial series of tests to verify the structural strength of the new CH-53K Super Stallion helicopter have successfully been completed by Sikorsky Aircraft.  | READ MORE
CHC's AW139 hits 100,000 flight hour milestone
April 11, 2014, Richmond, B.C. - AgustaWestland has announced that CHC Helicopter’s AW139 helicopter fleet has set a major operational milestone by reaching 100,000 flight hours, with the fleet leader achieving over 9,000 flight hours in less than eight years. A leading AW139 customer, CHC operates more than 40 AW139s globally performing a wide range of missions including offshore transport, search and rescue and emergency medical service.
SAR false alarms in Atlantic Canada waste millions
April 10, 2014, Bayside, N.B. - A CBC News investigation has revealed that scrambling aircraft on search and rescue false alarms in Atlantic Canada has cost at least $11 million in the last six years.  | READ MORE
Bell's new corporate campus starting to take shape
April 9, 2014, Fort Woth, Tx. - Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter has begun moving into its newly-completed $40 million headquarters building as key part of a larger consolidation that will bring 5,000 Dallas-Fort Worth employees — and ultimately its iconic helicopters — to its Hurst corporate campus.  | READ MORE
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