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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.
China's BAIC inks major deal with AgustaWestland
Oct. 15, 2014, Rome, Italy - AgustaWestland has announced that Beijing Automotive Industrial Corporation (BAIC) of China has signed a multi-year contract for the purchase of 50 AgustaWestland helicopters of various models, including AW139, AW169 and AW189.
DART expands its coverage in Europe
Oct. 15, 2014, Hawkesbury, Ont. - DART Aerospace has announced a new non-exclusive partnership agreement with Heliswiss Iberica (HI), a company based in Barcelona, Spain. HI will be a non-exclusive distributor for DART and will market DART products in Europe.
Helicopters fight frost at Niagara wineries
Oct. 14, 2014, Niagara Falls, Ont. - The fall can be a tricky time for Niagara wineries. With inconsistent temperatures and the possibility of hitting the freezing line, frosty conditions can kill flourishing vineyards. However, farmers are not just accepting mother natures cool blast they are teaming up with Niagara Helicopters and requesting a special service.
GE Capital to acquire Milestone Aviation
Oct. 14, 2014, Stamford, Conn. - GE Capital Aviation Services has announced it has agreed to acquire Dublin-based helicopter lessor Milestone Aviation Group for $1.775 billion.  | READ MORE
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