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.
May 3, 2012, Fort Collins, Co. - Today, Paravion Technology, Inc. announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) had issued an STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) for its Blade Fold Kit for Bell 429 helicopters.
May 2, 2012, Clarenville, N.L. - Newfoundland Helicopters has taken delivery of the first Bell 407GX to be operated in Canada.
April 16, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft has announced the sale of two S-300C helicopters with an option for four more, to IPTN North America, a subsidiary of PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI)/Indonesian Aerospace (IAe).
April 2, 2012, Mesa, Az. - MD Helicopters Inc.released details today of its new scout helicopter—the MD 540-F, the newest addition to MD’s fleet of single engine turbine helicopters. The 540F is an upgrade to the popular MD 530F, boasting a 6 bladed, fully articulated rotor blade system made up entirely of composite material and a more rugged landing skid built for heavier take-off and landing weights.
Robert J. Collier was an aviator and sportsman who, in 1910, commissioned a trophy to encourage the American aviation community to strive for excellence in aeronautical development.
Feb. 13, 2012, Dallas, Tx. - AgustaWestland is exhibiting the AW189 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2012 (Dallas, TX, 12th – 14th February) for the first time.
Feb. 13, 2012, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter announced the new Bell 525 Relentless – unveiled at the 2012 Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas – will feature a state-of-the-art flight deck, ARC Horizon.
Jan. 26, 2012, Le Sueur, Mn. - Scott’s – Bell 47, Inc. (SB47) today announced that they have contracted with IAC Ltd. to develop new composite main rotor blades for the model 47 fleet.
Jan. 20, 2012, Marignane, Fra. - The next-generation Eurocopter EC175 will incorporate significantly increased range and payload capacity when it enters service at the end of this year, and will be the first seven metric ton-category helicopter delivered with such capabilities.
Jan. 19, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has selected 35 companies to join its team assembling two prototype S-97 RAIDER helicopters for evaluation by the U.S. military.
Jan. 3, 2012, Beijing, China - Eurocopter has been awarded a contract by China's CITIC Offshore Helicopter (COHC) to supply seven EC225 LP long-range helicopters that will allow the company to carry out its airlift duties for the offshore oil and gas industry.
Dec. 16, 2011, Fort Worth, Tx. - Bell Helicopter announced today it has delivered the first  Bell 429 with a multi-mission configuration to Fairfax County, Virginia.
Dec. 13, 2011, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky has achieved another significant milestone in its S-76D helicopter program as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  recently certified the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW210S engines that will be installed in Sikorsky’s new S-76D helicopter.

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