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Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.
Boeing and Aircraft Philipp Group GmbH today signed a five-year contract to manufacture machine parts for the global fleet of the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter at its facilities in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. This is the first Boeing contract with Aircraft Philipp Group, which joins Boeing’s significant supplier base of more than 35 companies in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg and almost 100 companies in Germany.
Leonardo has announced that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue (SAR) helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security.
Bell Helicopter and Boeing have announced the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000-flight hour milestone.
Each year, Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS) nominates and selects partners that consistently provide outstanding support and products. This year, it has selected Dedicated Computing to receive its RMS Small Business Award at a ceremony in Orlando, FL. Lockheed Martin contracts for goods and services with thousands of suppliers each year, but honours only a select few for their outstanding quality and performance.
In 1977, Safran Helicopter Engines opened its first office in Rio de Janeiro. Aligned to the Arriel program, Turbomeca Do Brazil was established to coordinate support of the Arriel-powered Ecureuils built by Helibras for the Brazilian navy.
The second annual All Canada Aeromedical Transport conference (ACAT) is set to go in Mississauga, Ont. Nov. 21-23 and this year’s event promises to build on the strong safety foundation set by last year’s inaugural gathering.
After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (USHST)  has uncovered six focus areas where flight instructors can improve safety in the helicopter industry. The facts show that failure in these areas has resulted in lives being lost.
Ornge, Ontario's air ambulance service, was cleared Friday of negligence in a 2013 crash that killed a Sudbury pilot and three others.
Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) has received notice from Transport Canada (TC) that they have received a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Airbus AS350. ASU modified the AS350 for HNZ Topflight. The modification was ASU’s 208th on this airframe globally.
Bell Helicopter has announced the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).
Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation.
Milestone Aviation Group and Leonardo have announced that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) will expand its AgustaWestland AW169 helicopter fleet with the addition of a further three aircraft.
Peter Murray, founder and operations manager of Talon Helicopters has been awarded Airbus Helicopters Canada’s 2017 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’. Murray is being honoured for his longstanding commitment to safety, for activities in the SAR community including; rescues, training and dedication to safe longline SAR operations, where Talon has continually worked to enhance the safety of human external cargo operations.
Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam(MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by Thales (Scorpion). All planned and required tests were performed in a tight and demanding time schedule.

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