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When it is deployed in early 2018 to the Transport Canada training centre in Ottawa, the new flight simulator for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) Bell 412 EPI and Bell 429 helicopters may be the most technologically advanced non-military rotary-wing training system in the world.
There is rarely a week goes by that we don’t see something in the mainstream media about drones, drones, drones and just in case you missed it, there’s always another drone somewhere else on the verge of doing something new and exciting.
With more than 100 fixed wing and rotary engines certified in the last 25 years, Pratt & Whitney (P&W) must be part of the sustainability initiative, according to Robert Cadieux, environmental and sustainable development manager with Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC). And he questions P&W’s contribution to increased consumption as the planet continues to consume more and more resources.
Russian Helicopters has launched a 3D modelling app for computers and laptops with Windows and Mac OS. This unique app makes it possible for people to find out more about the range of different models of Russian Helicopters, and also to go on virtual tours, including of a VIP helicopter. This is the first development of its kind in Russia and the CIS.
May 12, 2015, Marignane, France - Airbus Helicopters has achieved another key milestone in more eco-friendly rotorcraft operations by successfully demonstrating low-noise helicopter instrument (IFR) approaches at an airport with commercial airline traffic.
May 8, 2015, Virginia Beach, Va. -  LORD Corporation has received the 2015 American Helicopter Society (AHS International) Grover E. Bell Award as part of the Hub Mounted Vibration Suppressor (HMVS) team.
May 7, 2015, Atlanta, Ga. - Aeryon Labs Inc. and Dejero have announced a strategic technology partnership to enable secure, real-time distribution of HD video captured by Aeryon sUAS through the Dejero LIVE+ platform to allow remote, simultaneous, real-time access from any internet-connected or mobile device.
Trevose, Pa. - GE has a liquid fuel additive that is saving the U.S. Army millions of dollars in helicopter fuel and maintenance costs. The Army is projecting even greater cost savings if it expands deployment of GE’s +100 fuel additive to all Army aircraft.
April 14, 2015, Kelowna, B.C. - SkyTrac's UN certified ISAT-200A transceivers have been selected by Ukrainian Helicopters for use on their Mi-8MTV-1 helicopters.
March 5, 2015, Orlando, Fla. - Marenco Swiss Helicopter (MSH) has selected the Sagem (Safran) ICDS-8A Glass Cockpit suite as part of the standard avionics/instrument package for their new SKYe SH-09 helicopter.
March 5, 2015, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft has announced its expansion of the iFly Sikorsky iPad application to include support for S-76D helicopters.
March 4, 2015, Victoria, B.C. - First introduced in 2012, Latitude Flight Data Analytics (LFDA), Latitude Technologies web-based flight data management system, has been very well-received by fleet operators deploying Latitude's IONode FDM system. In keeping with Latitude's commitment to continually enhance the customer's experience with all the company's products and services, Latitude has added a number of important new features to the LFDA platform for 2015.
March 2, 2015, Victoria, B.C. - VIH Aerospace has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for an aftermarket replacement Crew Bubble Window Installation for the Bell 407 helicopter (SCT# 10051078).
Feb. 18, 2015, Bangalore, India - Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore.
Feb. 18, 2015, Marignane, Fra. - In 2012, Airbus Helicopters launched the X4 initial design concept around two highly capable turboshaft engines options: Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW210E and Turbomeca’s ARRANO.
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