Industry News
Sept. 5, 2008 Dubai – Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced a five-year contract to provide Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) with an Operations and Maintenance Support Program for the S-92®, S-76®, and S-434™ helicopters purchased by the MOI in 2007.
Sept. 2, 2008, St. Louis, Mo., - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has recognized Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc., with its prestigious Bell Premier Supplier Award.
Aug. 11, 2008, London, Ont. - David Taylor, president, CEO and immediate past chair of Discovery Air Inc.  is pleased to announce three new appointments to the Board of Discovery Air.
July 31, 2008 - Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA approval of DART’s Automatic Door Opener for Bell model aircraft.
July 29, 2008, St. Louis -  The Boeing Company and Aviation Training International Limited recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of a joint venture that provides Apache AH Mk1 attack helicopter training services to the British Army.
July 23, 2008, Farnborough, U.K. – Heroux-Devtek Inc. has announced a letter of agreement with Bell Helicopter Textron to make major structural components for the new Bell 429 helicopter.
July 23, 2008, Trumbull, Conn., – Helicopter Support Inc. (HSI), a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, today announced the sale of 12 extended-range aircraft fuel tanks to the Colombian Air Force for installation on Bell Huey II helicopters. Sikorsky Aerospace Services is a Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. company. 
July 22, 2008, Farnborough, U.K. – The Boeing Company and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, signed an agreement for the joint manufacture of new CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army in a ceremony held on at the Farnborough Airshow.
July 21, 2008 - Since its launch in 2004, more than 230 orders have been placed by more than 130 customers in nearly 30 countries making it the fastest selling helicopter in the corporate/VIP transport market.
It’s that time of the year again and it seems to come earlier and earlier. I was told recently that Bell Helicopter Textron Canada has an internal company submittal date for Forum abstracts on July 18th.
July 15, 2008 - AgustaWestland is undertaking work to certify the AW139 with a Maximum Gross Weight (MGW) of 6,800 kg (14,991 Ib), a 400 kg (882 Ib) increase on the current certified MGW of 6,400 kg.
July 14, 2008, Farnborough, U.K. – Sikorsky Aircraft’s S-92® helicopter fleet has recently passed 100,000 total flight hours, the company announced today at the Farnborough International Air Show.
July 11, 2008, Fort Lauderdale, FL – Aero Toy Store has named rotary aircraft specialist Tony Cosimano director of helicopter operations for the company.
July 8, 2008, St. Louis, MO – The Boeing Company and SkyHook International Inc. today announced a teaming agreement to develop the JHL-40 (Jess Heavy Lifter), a new commercial heavy-lift rotorcraft designed to address the limitations and expense of transporting equipment and materials in remote regions.
July 7, 2008, Calgary - On Sat., July 5, 2008 Bell Helicopter Canada opened its new 38,000 square foot Canadian Supply Centre located in the Calgary International Airport's YYC Global Logistics Parks.

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