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Aug. 7, 2013, Fort Collins, Co. - Scion UAS has completed the first test flights of the production SA-400 Jackal. The first flight comes after extensive flight tests of the prototype helicopter and shortly after receiving a special airworthiness certificate for experimental research and development for the optionally piloted SA-400 helicopter.
The Sùreté du Québec (SQ) Bell 412EP lifts and hovers a couple of feet above the apron.
July 29, 2013, Oshkosh, Wi. - Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc., is offering new, high-performance, reusable engine air filters for Robinson Helicopter Company’s popular R22 and R44 models.
July 29, 2013, Stratford, Conn. - Sikorsky Aircraft has awarded a contract to aerospace technology firm ITT Exelis to manufacture composite tail rotor blade components for the S-76D medium-twin helicopter.
July 24, 2013, Piney Flats, Tenn. -  Bell Helicopter announced Transport Canada approval for three products distributed through its Aeronautical Accessories brand. 
July 24, 2013, Marignane, Fra. - The Eurocopter Corporate Foundation has launched its first outreach initiatives through agreements with two France-based non-governmental organizations: the Castel Mauboussin Association and Acting for Life.
July 19, 2013, Kelowna, B.C. - AEM Corp has announced the signing of a Long Term Agreement (LTA) with AgustaWestland. This LTA is for the supply of various audio systems, audio accessories, tactical radio and external PA systems.
July 15, 2013, Marignane, Fra. - Eurocopter has successfully demonstrated new landing procedures relying on augmented satellite guidance that can be tailored to more completely comply with the local environmental requirements.
July 11, 2013, Marignane, Fra. - Eurocopter has received regulatory approvals to return its grounded Super Puma EC225 helicopters to service for oil and gas operators in the North Sea.
July 8, 2013, Victoria, B.C. - Latitude Technologies continues to push forward expanding the company's portfolio of IONode Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system STCs, announcing the addition of a Transport Canada STC for the IONode ION100 advanced data acquisition unit for Bell medium helicopters including the Bell 204, 205, 212, 214, and 412 model types.
July 5, 2013, Coquitlam, B.C. - A 43-year-old man spent almost 24 hours stuck on a mountain with his dog after making a call to report himself as "lost" to police in Coquitlam, B.C. CBC News reports.
June 18, 2013, Le Bourget, Fra. - Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has been selected by Marenco Swisshelicopter Ltd. to provide the fuel filtration system for its new, advanced-technology SKYe SH09 helicopter.
June 17, 2013, Paris, Fra. - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, and Turbomeca, a Safran company, announced today Bell Helicopter’s new  five seat, short light single engine helicopter will be powered by Turbomeca’s Arrius 2R engine.
June 10, 2013 – The Government of Brunei Darussalam, represented by the Ministry of Finance, the Brunei Economic Development Board ('BEDB') and CAE, today held a groundbreaking ceremony to officially celebrate the construction of the new CAE Brunei Multi-Purpose Training Centre (MPTC) in Rimba.
June 7, 2013, Oxford, U.K. - Eurocopter UK’s role in maintaining the United Kingdom’s military helicopter capabilities has been further expanded with the award of a three-year support contract for the fleet of 24 Royal Air Force Puma Mk2 helicopters being upgraded by the company to extend their life, enhance performance, mission capability and operational safety.

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