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March 4, 2015, Orlando, Fla. - Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters.
March 2, 2015, Denver, Co. - Air Methods Corporation has announced a new Wyoming LifeFlight base in Sheridan, Wyo. is set to open in April 2015.  The helicopter air ambulance base will be located at Sheridan Memorial Hospital to help reduce the time it takes to transport a patient to a tertiary care facility.
March 2, 2015, Orlando, Fla. - Blackhawk Composites, has announced the addition of a new autoclave production process that will enhance its well established oven cure production capability and enable a full spectrum of composite part production for the aerospace industry.
Jan. 23, 2015, Bordes, Fra. - Turbomeca (Safran) has gained EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft, the latest member of the Arriel 2+ family. The new engine, which first ran in September 2011 at Bordes, offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors.
Jan. 15, 2015, Olathe, Ks. - Garmin continues to make a series of investments into developing a robust lineup of helicopter solutions, which are tailored to the unique missions carried out by these operators.
Nov. 20, 2014, Portland, Or. - Lightspeed Aviation has announced the launch of The Lightspeed Aviation Adventure Flight Bag collection. The collection includes two bags made of full-grain South American cowhide, and one made of ballistic polyester with full grain cowhide accents.
Oct. 14, 2014, Amsterdam, Ned. - With EASA approval in hand, an increasing number of European operators are equipping their helicopters with the FastFin Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System from BLR Aerospace. 
Oct. 1, 2014, Blaine, Minn. - Tanis Aircraft Products has received supplemental type certificates (STCs) from Transport Canada for both the four- and six-cylinder Continental, Lycoming and Franklin engines. The STC will be entered in the Canadian index of STCs that have been familiarized or accepted by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian type certified/accepted aeronautical products.
Sept. 17, 2014, Cary, N.C. - LORD Corporation has announced that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDER program.
Aug. 18, 2014, Woodland Hills, Ca. - Northrop Grumman Corporation has been selected by Redstone Defense Systems to supply and integrate mission avionics equipment for a digital cockpit upgrade of the U.S. Army's UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters.
Aug. 12, 2014, Sao Paulo, Brazil - Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) will display its “MAGnificent” luxury interior for the Bell 429 at the 11th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event marks the debut of the VVIP interior in Latin America.
July 15, 2014, Farnborough, U.K. - Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training (TRU) have announced an agreement for TRU to complete the design, development, manufacturing, installation, testing and certification of the Bell 525 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS).
July 11, 2014, Marignane, Fra. - Airbus Helicopters’ Farnborough International Airshow participation will emphasize the company’s long-standing commitment to the U.K.’s civil and military markets through its diversified helicopter product line, along with the company’s innovation for further improvements in rotorcraft performance, efficiency and reliability.
July 9, 2014, Toronto - The Canadian team that made an aviation breakthrough last year is trying for a new milestone — the land speed record for a human-powered vehicle.
July 9, 2014, Cheshire, U.K. - Increasing concern with flight tracking technology, flight tracking regulations and operator tracking practices are at the forefront of issues facing today’s aviation industry. International aviation organizations are currently working to find the most effective way of regulating flight tracking, while many operators are looking for immediate, cost effective tracking solutions. Simultaneously, tracking shortfalls are clearly a hot topic for the traveling public and technology offers a variety of solutions.

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