April 1, 2014, Glarus Nord, Sui. - With the presentation of the first prototype of the SKYe SH09 at the 2014 Heli Expo, Marenco Swisshelicopter confirms the great interest from operators and positive response from the worldwide helicopter market.
March 19, 2014, Sesto Calende, Italy - Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland today announced that a joint team from ENAC (the Italian Civil Aviation Authority) and the European Aviation Safety Authority (EASA) has certified the world's first AW189 full-flight simulator (FFS) to Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators.
Feb. 27, 2014, Anaheim, Ca. - Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to introduce the newest member of its family, the TH180. Designed as a training helicopter, the TH180 is based on Enstrom’s solid reputation for safety and customer support with additional focus on low operating costs and ease of learning.
Feb. 25, 2014, Anaheim, Ca. - Bell Helicopter revealed today at HELI-Expo 2014 the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X – designed to redefine the short light single(SLS) class.
Savvy operators realize that having a variety of aircraft in their fleets for myriad clients and missions is sound business acumen – and that’s precisely the perspective of three Canadian firms operating out of Quebec, Labrador and Newfoundland.
Jan. 8, 2014, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced the successful maiden test flight of the modernized S-61T helicopter with an integrated glass cockpit and enhanced performance capabilities.
Jan. 8, 2014, Marignane, Fra. - The rebranding of Eurocopter as Airbus Helicopters, effective today, marks a new era in the history of the company, which joins Airbus and Airbus Defence & Space within the new Airbus Group – the global leader in aerospace, defense and related services.
Dec. 18, 2013, Moscow, Rus. - Russian Helicopters and United Engine Corporation (UEC), subsidiaries of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, announce the successful start of testing of the third prototype Mi-38 helicopter fitted with Russian-built TV7-117V engines. The new engines have been specially developed for the new transport and passenger helicopter by Klimov, a UEC company.
In 1963, the Beech Aircraft Company installed the very first production model of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC) new PT6 gas turbine engine in its proof-of-concept Beech 87.
Oct. 7, 2013, West Palm Beach, Fla. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and FlightSafety International jointly announce the launch of the first full flight simulator for Sikorsky’s S-76D helicopter platform.
Sept. 25, 2013, La Jolla, Ca. - Blue Sky Network, a principal supplier of satellite tracking and communication solutions for aviation, land and marine, has announces the launch of the HawkEye 7200 portable M2M tracking solution.
Sept. 24, 2013, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter announced today a long-term contract with the global leader in satellite navigation, Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., to provide the G1000H Integrated Avionics Suite for Bell Helicopter’s new short light single (SLS) aircraft .
Sept. 24, 2013, Mesa, Az. - MD Helicopters announced that the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has placed orders for 12 new MD 530F helicopters. The new aircraft will be delivered during the fourth quarter of 2013.
Sept. 20, 2013, Dallas, Tx. - The Night Vision Awards presented the Mark of Excellence Award to Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service foundation (STARS) of Canada at the NIGHTCON Annual Convention September 19th in Dallas, Tex. with more than 100 night vision industry operators, regulators, and companies in attendance to honor the recipient.
Sept. 5, 2013, Patuxent River, Md. - The Bell Boeing V-22 Program, a strategic alliance between Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.and Boeing, has successfully completed an initial test of the V-22 Osprey performing as an aerial refuelling tanker.

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