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MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) has announced the delivery of a newly converted MD 902 Explorer to Springfield, Missouri-based CoxHealth. Previously operated by the Dutch Police and the United States Coast Guard as an MD 900, the aircraft was upgraded at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona Factory Service Center via the company’s exclusive MD 900-902 Upgrade program, and delivered as a certified MD 902 with full factory warranty. The purchase of this helicopter, the second to join the CoxHealth family, was announced in April of this year.
Airbus Helicopters celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Albacete factory on Wednesday, underlining the essential role that the Spanish plant will play as part of the company’s new industrial strategy. The same day, a ceremony was presided in Albacete by the Spanish Minister of Defense, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, who took the opportunity to sign the handover certificate for two H215s to the Spanish Air Force’s 802 Squadron/RCC Canarias as well as two HAD/E Tigers and an NH90 for the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET).
Helicopter operators looking to spruce up their fleets may be interested in a new Bell 412EP available for auction from Myron Bowling Auctioneers Inc. 
WinAir has announced that Thai Aviation Services Ltd. (TAS) has fully implemented the latest release of its industry acclaimed software solution, WinAir Verison 7, and is now live with the system.
Police are investigating after someone walked off with $100,000 worth of helicopter parts in Port Hardy.
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.

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