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Feb. 25, 2014, Anaheim, Ca. - On the opening day of the HELI-EXPO 2014 show in Los Angeles, Thales unveils its Avionics 2020 new-generation helicopter cockpit.
Feb. 19, 2014, Parksville, B.C. - Ascent Aerospace has announced the STC certification and production launch of the Ascent 50001C helitank system for Bell 212 helicopters.
Feb. 18, 2014, Melbourne, Fla. - LiveTV and Greenwich AeroGroup have achieved a milestone in inflight connectivity by demonstrating their LiveAeroT connectivity solution on a Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. S-92 helicopter.
Feb. 14, 2014, Olathe, Kan. - Garmin International Inc. has commemoratesd the 20th  anniversary of the Garmin GPS 155 receiving FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization, the industry’s first FAA TSO-C129 approach approved IFR GPS receiver.
Feb. 10, 2014, Torrance, Ca. - Robinson Helicopter Company is introducing a new line of instrument panels and avionics for the R22, R44, and R66.
Feb. 7, 2014, Fort Worth, Tx. -  Bell Helicopter announced today that LORD Corporation will design and manufacture elastomeric components for the Bell V-280 Valor. 
Feb. 4, 2014, Kelowna, B.C. - SkyTrac Systems hosted their first seminar in Frankfurt in late January. The two day seminar, titled “Harnessing the Power of Your Satellite Data to Enhance Safety, Efficiency and Compliance” was focused primarily on Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and stimulated in-depth discussion among dozens of industry leaders.
Jan. 27, 2014, Kelowna, B.C. - SkyTrac Systems is now offering aeronautical charts as an additional service to its world renowned web-based mapping system, SkyWeb. All SkyWeb customers are being provided with a free 45-day trial of this new service, which will aid both pilots and ground crew in planning and monitoring flights.
"The helicopter approaches closer than any other (vehicle) to fulfilment of mankind’s ancient dream of the flying horse and the magic carpet.” – Igor Sikorsky
Jan. 14, 2014, Seattle, Wa. - Boeing has identified "green diesel," a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle.
Jan. 7, 2014, Powell River, B.C. - Aero Design Ltd. has announced it has entered into an agreement with Bell Helicopter to update the existing Bell 429 Helicopter Cargo Basket and Step installation for inclusion of serial numbers 57081 and subsequent.
Dec. 31, 2013 – In 2013, Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, produced 303 helicopters for Russian and international customers, with an anticipated consolidated profit in excess of 140 billion roubles. Preliminary results were voiced at the Russian Helicopters board meeting which reviewed performance in the helicopter sector over the past year and outlined its main priorities for 2014.
Dec. 12, 2013, Kelowna, B.C. - SkyTrac Systems has announced the successful flight test of their Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system in a Bell 212 with Skyline Helicopters Ltd. SkyTrac’s engineers were on site to conduct a test flight with Skyline to demonstrate rotor and engine component exceedances.
Dec. 11, 2013, Donauworth, Ger. - Germany’s Landespolizei Baden Württemberg has ordered six Eurocopter EC145 T2 helicopters, becoming the first law enforcement customer for this evolved version of the popular EC145 twin-engine rotorcraft.
Dec. 4, 2013, Torrance, Ca. - Tim Tucker, Robinson Helicopter Company’s Chief Instructor and Claus Richter founder of Gyronimo, LLC have teamed together to produce a series of new performance apps for the Robinson R22, R44 and R66.

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