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Kaman Corporation, a subsidiary Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman), has announced that its launch customer Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong has formally accepted the first two production K-MAX aircraft built on Kaman’s re-opened production line.  The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to Guangdong Juxiang General Aviation Co. Ltd, in China, who will operate the aircraft primarily for firefighting.
CHC Helicopter has launched its super medium aircraft program with a commitment to lease five new aircraft from GECAS’ Milestone Aviation Group Limited.
The Robinson Helicopter Company has received FAA certification for its R66 Turbine Newscopter. The turnkey ready R66 ENG (Electronic News Gathering) helicopter is the solid solution for television news outlets wanting a reliable, economical, turbine powered helicopter with a state-of-the-art news broadcasting system.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) will soon become the first law enforcement agency in the United States to operate the twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H145.
Summit Helicopters has announced that it has added Frank Carmichael to its operations team in Yellowknife as base manager.
Boeing will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company's Philadelphia site.
Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has completed inspections for two Airbus H225 aircraft (one-year and eight-year inspections) for South Korea’s National 119.
Leonardo has announced that the AW119Kx helicopter has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police for operations in support of water supply protection. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018.
The San Bernandino County Sheriff’s Department in California has strengthened its public safety capabilities with the acquisition of two new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the best-selling law enforcement helicopter in the country.
Leonardo Helicopters has announced the decision by the Norwegian Police Directorate to choose the AW169 as their new law enforcement helicopter following a tender for their helicopter service modernization program. The contract, expected to be signed in August 2017, will include three aircraft, with an option for a further three units, and a 10 year maintenance package.
Robinson Helicopter's head of safety says New Zealand-run businesses are being decimated because of an unfair ruling by our transport safety watchdog.
 Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) has announced the delivery of a VIP configured AW139. 
Kaman Corporation has announced that its Aerosystems division will continue production of the commercial K-MAX heavy-lift utility helicopter. The company resumed K-MAX production in 2015 after a more than decade long hiatus with an initial commitment to build at least 10 new aircraft.
Leonardo has announced that an AW189 super medium helicopter will be operated by Aviashelf to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the oil and gas industry. The aircraft will be supplied together with a support and training package with delivery expected in summer 2018.
The U.S. government and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, have signed a five-year contract for 257 H-60 Black Hawk helicopters to be delivered to the U.S. Army and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) customers.

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