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Feb. 26, 2013, USS Bonhomme Richard - For the first time while forward-deployed, amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) conducted landing operations with the MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft, Feb. 19.
March 1, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) introduces its Mobile Viewer-BC Dual-Diversity COFDM Briefcase Receiver/Monitor at HELI-EXPO 2013 (Booth C3916).
March 1, 2013, Fort Collins, Co. - Red Hen Systems will be at the 2013 Heli Expo in Las Vegas March 4th – March 7th to display their geospatial mapping products for the helicopter industry. They will showcase their video map-ping systems including the VMS-333, VMS-HDII and VMSHD-II GasFinder.
March 1, 2013, Dallas, Tx. - Twirly Birds, a longtime social group comprised primarily of helicopter pilots has announced the nomination of two prospective associate members for 2013.
March 4, 2013, Middlefield, Oh. - Airwolf Aerospace has been named the OEM vendor and aftermarket supplier of Enstrom 480 Tension-Torsion (TT) straps. The new straps allow for a 36-month/1,200 hour calendar life, which offers customers 50% more value when compared to previous units.
March 5, 2013, La Jolla, Ca. - Blue Sky Network today extends its feature-rich product line of fleet management solutions with the new palm-sized HawkEye Portable Tracker (PT) Plus.
March 5, 2013, Tucson, Az. - Universal Avionics recently completed helicopter vibration testing and approval for its airborne datalink system, UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU).
March 6, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - L-3 Aviation Products (AP) announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has selected the GH-3001 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS), Stormscope WX-500 Lightning Detection System and PS-855 Emergency Power Supply (EPS) for its H-60 and S-70i helicopter platforms.
March 7, 2013, Las Vegas, Nv. - Sikorsky Innovations announced today the launch of its third Entrepreneurial Challenge; a competition to identify and accelerate companies with revenue under $5M, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities, with applications in the rotorcraft market.
Feb. 22, 2013, Moscow, Rus. - Russian Helicopters has launched the Global Helicopter Firefighting Initiative (GHFI) to increase the use of fire-fighting helicopters specially equipped with the suspended fire-fighting systems (Bambi Buckets), water cannons and other fire-fighting equipment.
Feb. 5, 2013, Kaleden, B.C. - VMR Aviation Ltd. (VMR) is pleased to announce Transport Canada certification of its Vertical Reference Window for Eurocopter EC 130 B4 model aircraft, supplemental type certificate SH12-60.
Feb. 4, 2013, Manchester, U.K. - Euravia has introduced yet another enhancement to its already extensive Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6 MRO service capabilities, with the addition of the PT6C series engine.
Jan. 15, 2013, Torrance, Ca. - Pelican Products, Inc., the leader in the design and manufacture of  high-performance protective case solutions and advanced portable lighting systems, today announced the acquisition of Minnesota Thermal Science (MTS), the industry leader in global temperature controlled transportation products. Based in Plymouth, Minnesota, MTS will merge with Pelican’s already established BioPharma division.
Jan. 9, 2013, Moscow, Rus. - Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of Russian Technologies State Corporation, and Elcom Systems Private Limited, part of the Indian investment conglomerate SUN Group, have signed in New Delhi an agreement to set up in India a modern industrial facility for manufacturing of Russian helicopter models, namely helicopters of the Ka- and Mi- brands.
Jan. 8, 2013, Campbell River, B.C. - A 442 Squadron crew in a Cormorant helicopter based at CFB Comox extracted four people Friday from a spot near Toba Inlet on the B.C. coast not far from Campbell River.

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