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Jan. 8, 2013, London, U.K. - Rolls-Royce has won a $52.2 million contract to support AE 1107C engines for V-22 aircraft operated by the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force.
Dec. 19, 2012, Phoenix, Az. - Honeywell has been awarded a $4.8 million contract to install health and usage monitoring systems (HUMS) onboard the entire fleet of U.S. Coast Guard MH-60T helicopters.
Dec. 12, 2012, Calgary, Alta. - AERO Design Ltd. has announced Transport Canada certification of its Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly for the Bell 206B, 206L Series, and 407, Supplemental Type Certificate SH12-59.
Dec. 3, 2012, Hawkesbury, Ont. - DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce FAA Approval of their Fresh Air Vent Kits for EC130 model helicopters. EASA approval is already underway and is expected to be received by end of fourth quarter. Transport Canada approval is expected first quarter of 2013.
Nov. 7, 2012, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has received Federal Aviation Administration approval to grant life extensions for the Main Rotor Hub on the company’s S-92 helicopter platform.
Nov. 6, 2012, Orlando, Fla. - When Sikorsky Aircraft begins deliveries of the newly FAA certified S-76D(TM) medium-sized helicopter this year, it will be powered by one of the industry's most advanced turboshaft engines, Pratt & Whitney Canada's (P&WC) PW210S.
Nov. 1, 2012, Kelowna, B.C. - Sharkey’s Helicopters has utilized the SkyWeb fleet management system from SkyTrac Systems on all six of its helicopters to provide premium service to VIP charter clients and to add to overall safety.
Oct. 19, 2012, Simcoe, Ont. - WINGS Magazine and HELICOPTERS Magazine and the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) are pleased to announce that WINGS Magazine and HELICOPTERS Magazine have been selected by AIAC as the organization’s exclusive official publication partners.
Oct. 17, 2012, Penticton, B.C. - One of the country's premier helicopter flying schools will take flight under a different name at new facilities in Penticton.
Oct. 17, 2012, Bedford, Tx. - Night Flight Concepts is pleased to announce it has completed delivery of a comprehensive night vision goggle training solution for SkyLife Air Ambulance. The new training enhances operational readiness for SkyLife to perform safe, efficient critical care transport services at night.
My first helicopter flight experience was a ride in a Bell 47 that, upon reflection, hadn’t seen much improvement or updating since its days flying for the military.
Sept. 10, 2012, Delta, B.C. - Heli-One announces the recent signing of an agreement to integrate upgraded communications equipment on the Slovenian National Police's Eurocopter EC135 helicopter.
Sept. 5, 2012, Fort Erie, Ont. - On Aug. 30, 2012, Eurocopter Canada Limited (ECL) completed its 300th cowling for the EC145 at its composite manufacturing facility in Fort Erie, Ont.
Aug. 23, 2012, Williston, Vt. - MicroStrain, Inc. of Williston, Vt. has agreed to the terms of a business acquisition of its assets by LORD Corporation, headquartered in Cary, N.C.
Aug. 23, 2012, Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Rockwell Collins has been awarded a research contract from the U.S. Department of Defense's Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program for the Tin Whiskers Inorganic Coatings Evaluation (TWICE) program. This research has the potential to mitigate the impact of tin whiskers on high-reliability, high-performance electronic systems caused by new lead-free alloys and finishes in the aerospace and defense supply chain and manufacturing systems.
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