Aircraft
Jan. 24, 2013, Paris, Fra. - Eurocopter delivered another very strong performance in 2012, with an all-time record turnover of 6.3 billion euros. The company’s second high record in bookings value marks a return to pre-crisis levels. This places Eurocopter in a strong position to benefit from its broad helicopter portfolio evolution, along with the expansion in services and a growing global footprint.
Dec. 6, 2012, West Palm Beach, Fla. - The Sikorsky team developing the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter for the U.S. Marine Corps has delivered the first prototype aircraft — the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV) — from the assembly line to the flight test team.
Nov. 28, 2012, Cascina Costa, Italy - The third prototype of the new generation 4.5 tonne light intermediate AgustaWestland AW169 recently completed its maiden flight at Cascina Costa, in Italy.
Nov. 1, 2012, Amsterdam, Netherlands - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that its AW101 and AW159 Lynx Wildcat helicopters play star roles in Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond adventure, which had its world premiere in London on 23rd October 2012.
Oct. 23, 2012, Seattle, Wa. - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the launch of the AW119Kx, the latest evolution of the proven and successful AW119 single engine helicopter, which features the Garmin G1000H glass integrated flight deck system and the very latest avionics, including synthetic vision, moving map, highway in the sky and obstacle/terrain avoidance systems, to improve situational awareness and increase safety.
Oct. 17, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies, has received type certificate for its S-76D medium-twin helicopter from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) this week following an intensive flight test programme.
Aug. 17, 2012, Paraiba Valley, Bra. - The unmanned aircraft soaring above Brazil’s Paraiba valley looks like a toy plane. In fact, it is the newest means of monitoring drug and arms traffickers, and the latest result of a military buildup that is attracting companies from Boeing Co. (BA) to Odebrecht to Thales SA.
July 18, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and the U.S. Army today celebrated the delivery of the 500th H-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter.
July 18, 2012, Marignane, Fra. - The new EC225s in offshore crew change configuration are operated out of Esbjerg, Denmark, by DanCopter, a 100 per cent owned subsidiary of Blueway Group in the frame of a contract awarded by  the Danish company Maersk Oil & Gas, which began on July 1 of this year.
June 21, 2012, Grand Prairie, Tx. - Eurocopter today began the U.S. tour of its X3 high-speed hybrid helicopter, which will demonstrate the unique operational capabilities of this advanced transportation system during a month of visits to military facilities and hub locations for civil helicopter operators.
June 13, 2012, Grand Prairie, Tx. - The Eurocopter X3 hybrid aircraft has arrived in the United States for a month-long tour to demonstrate this advanced high-speed transportation system’s unique operational capabilities for both civil and military operators.
June 13, 2012, Paris, Fra. - Backed by the largest range of military helicopters in operation with armed forces around the world, Eurocopter is showcasing the versatility and efficiency of its rotorcraft at the Eurosatory 2012 exhibition, June 11-15 at the Villepinte Exhibition Center near Paris.
May 25, 2012, Troy, Ala. - Sikorsky Aircraft’s Troy, Ala., facility has completed the structural modernization of its first S-61T airframe, which will now undergo completion at Carson Helicopters for eventual delivery to the U.S. State Department for diplomatic service in Afghanistan.
May 15, 2012, Geneva, Sui. - The Microturbo (Safran group) e-APU60 has successfully completed its first flight tests as part of the AugustaWestland AW189 helicopter certification campaign.
May 11, 2012, Cascina Costa, Italy - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the first prototype of the AW169, a new generation 4.5 ton light intermediate helicopter, successfully completed its maiden flight yesterday.

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