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The same Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) and autopilot that was FAA approved on the R66 earlier this year is now available on Robinson’s top selling R44.
Bell Helicopter has announced the Bell Helicopter Lafayette Assembly Center is officially open for business in Lafayette, La., where the company will assemble the new commercial helicopter, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. 
NHV Group has logged the first 1,000 flight hours with the H175, proving this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of crews and supplies to off-shore oil and gas platforms – the primary mission for which it was designed.
Elbit Systems Ltd. has announced that it was awarded an Israeli Ministry of Public Security and the Israeli Police contract, valued at approximately US$115 million, to supply leasing and maintenance services for the Israeli Police Force’s aircraft. The contract, awarded following a public tender, will be performed over a twenty-year period, and will include acquiring six new helicopters, adapting them to meet the Police requirements and performing routine maintenance.
LORD Corporation has introduced a new five-year/2,500-hour service life warranty for Bell Helicopter Model 412 hub elastomeric components. The warranty demonstrates LORD Corporation’s confidence in service life improvements realized through use of its improved SPE IIA elastomer.
Editor's note: As supplied by HAC president/CEO Fred Jones in his HAC newsletter.
A 19-year-old man is facing charges after a bright laser was pointed at a police helicopter during in an overnight search in Vaughan, Ont. Investigators say the Air2 craft was assisting officers who were looking for a suspect on the ground at about 1:30 a.m. Sunday when it was struck by flashes of light.
ING Robotic Aviation is pleased to support local charities and each year one of those organizations is selected by management to be the focus. This year, Actua’s Northern Outreach Program has been selected.
The emergency call came in around 6 a.m. A vehicle had veered off Highway 881, rolling several times before coming to a stop near the northern Alberta hamlet of Janvier.
Drone experts are fuming about the stray drone that grounded eight helicopters and five skimmers — that were fighting a wildfire in British Columbia's southern Interior — for up to five hours on Sunday.
Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is continuing flight testing on the new TH180 helicopter. Originally announced at the 2014 HAI show, Enstrom has since taken a number of signed MOUs on the new helicopter designed for the ab-initio flight training, light commercial, and private owner market.
Bell Helicopter has announced the final delivery and acceptance of eight Bell 412EP helicopters to the Philippine Department of National Defense (DND).  The final delivery was acknowledged earlier today during the flag raising ceremony at the Villamor Air Base.
PRESENTER: Eric Edwards, Past Chair, Unmanned Systems Canada, President, Montreal’s Xiphos Technologies, Montreal.
Donaldson Aerospace & Defense has named veteran Donaldson executive Matt Fortuna as its new general manager for Global Aerospace & Defense.
CAE hasreported revenue of $557.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal year 2016, representing a 6% increase from the first quarter last year. First quarter net income attributable to equity holders from continuing operations was $44.9 million ($0.17 per share) vs. $43.8 million ($0.17 per share) last year.
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