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Women in Aviation International has received an $8,000 grant from Bell Helicopter which will be used to provide instructional materials about helicopters to use as a hands-on teaching activity for girls ages 8 to 16 for the September 24, 2016, youth outreach.
Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit the most efficient helicopters for air medical transport solutions at the Air Medical Transport Conference, Monday, Sept. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 28 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.
Sikorsky continued its celebration of the S-92 helicopter fleet’s one million flight hour milestone with events in the North Sea Region, the largest S-92 operating area in the world.
The cost of new helicopters for the province's Natural Resources Department is increasing by a significant margin. The government had budgeted $11.9 million to buy four new choppers to replace its aging fleet of five, but last week cabinet approved an order in council to allocate almost $5.2 million more for the purchase. | READ MORE
Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) has announced their selection by Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as the preferred NVIS solution provider on their EMS rotorcraft. "We are extremely pleased to be working with AMRG and to be a part of their known excellence and contributions in the EMS community" said ADI's Chief Operating Officer Tonka Hufford. Currently, ADI has been awarded a contract to provide FAA approved NVG STC modifications for the fleet of AMRG’s new Airbus H125 aircraft of which five have been successfully completed on schedule thus far. In addition to the current H125 effort, ADI is also working with AMRG on their new additions of H130 aircraft and providing a new STC for this configuration. The NVG modifications are comprised of a combination of internal lighting modifications to OEM equipment, replacement of illuminated panels and additions of NVG compatible overlays.
Shimco has expanded its presence in Eastern Europe with the appointment of Providence Group as the exclusive Shimco representative in Ukraine and Belarus. Providence Group will introduce Shimco solutions to the market during AVIASVIT XXI, an exhibition event for aviation industry and space technology to be held October 11-14 2016 in Kyiv.
Safran Helicopter Engines has delivered on schedule the first Arrius 2R engine made in the U.S. Celebration of this handover to Bell Helicopter took place at Safran Helicopter Engines’ USA facility in Grand Prairie, Tex. It marks a major step in the 2R program and Safran’s commitment to supply Bell Helicopter with best-in-class products, assembled in the U.S.
Russian Helicopters is conducting additional certification tests of the Mi-38-2 helicopter to enhance its operational characteristics for further supplies to the Russian Aerospace Forces.  Technical features of the helicopter have already been approved by the Ministry of Defense and by the company’s  specialists, and all work on further equipping the helicopter will be completed by 2018.
Fig Air Inc., a Toronto-based VIP and corporate helicopter operator, has signed for a Sikorsky S-76D helicopter.  This sale will result in the first delivery of the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter to a Canadian helicopter operator.
Three spruce trees were trimmed and one was removed, as were some light standards, all in a bid to satisfy Transport Canada that helicopters are again safe to land on the helipad serving the B.C. Children’s Hospital and the B.C. Women’s Hospital & Health Centre. | READ MORE
Bell Helicopter will debut its much anticipated Bell 525 Relentless at the 26th annual Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), Sept. 28-Oct. 1. As the only helicopter company on the ground at the show, Bell Helicopter will also display the Bell 429 and the Bell 407GX, both part of the company’s VIP modern luxury product line.
Airbus Helicopters, Inc. and Precise Flight, Inc. have announced today that they have entered into a supply agreement for the Pulselite Bird Strike Prevention System which will be offered as an option on all Airbus Helicopters models marketed in the United States. The Pulselite System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing its visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. The Pulselite System has been shown to reduce bird strikes up to 66%, according to Precise Flight.
Navy and Coast Guard representatives from 11 countries came together for dialogue and information sharing during a Helicopter Operations from Ships other Than Aircraft Carriers (HOSTAC) conference in Singapore, Aug 29-Sept 2.
Heli-One has completed the 2-year/750 hour inspection for the Korean Coast Guard (KCG)’s Sikorsky S-92A.
LORD Corporation  has announced product qualification for their Improved Vibration Control System (IVCS) for the Boeing H-47 Chinook helicopter.
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