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    AC352 awaits engine certification

    18th September 2017

    The AC352, the fruit of cooperation between Airbus Helicopters and AVIC, performed an aerial demonstration on the opening day of the 4th China Helicopter Expo ...

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    Able Aerospace adds Bell 429 CR&O

    12th September 2017

    Textron company Able Aerospace Services has introduced component repair and overhaul (CR&O;) services for the Bell 429 helicopter, the company announced on 7 September. Able ...

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    Ka-62 certification trials to commence in 2018

    12th September 2017

    Russian Helicopters will commence certification trials of the Ka-62 helicopter in early 2018, the company announced on 6 September. The trials are expected to be ...

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    Helijet’s S-76C+ to get night vision system

    11th September 2017

    VIH Aerospace (VIHA) will develop and install three Supplemental Type Certified night vision systems for Helijet International’s three Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopters in collaboration with Rebtech ...

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    ASU receives STC for S-92A

    11th September 2017

    Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) has obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) for night vision imaging systems on the Sikorsky S-92A helicopter, the company announced on ...

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    Columbia sees fire role in idle machines

    8th September 2017

    Ex-military helicopter designs entering the commercial market are breathing life into the industry with heavylift helicopters providing vital work in the communities they serve. This ...

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    CHC’s H175 completes first flight

    8th September 2017

    CHC Helicopter’s new Airbus H175 helicopter has completed its first flight, the company announced on 5 September.The aircraft flew from Aberdeen to the Ocean Patriot ...

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    MSPO 2017: Viper 'top contender' for Kruk

    8th September 2017

    Following the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) to conduct a transition study for the Polish military’s Kruk helicopter programme, officials from Bell Helicopter ...

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    NOLAS receives H135 with Helionix

    6th September 2017

    Norsk Luftambulanse (NOLAS) has become the first civil operator to receive an H135 helicopter equipped with Helionix, Airbus Helicopters announced on 4 September. Six additional ...

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    PZL Mielec building firefighting Black Hawks

    5th September 2017

    PZL Mielec will supply firefighting variants of the S-70i Black Hawk utility helicopter to the County of Los Angeles, California, the company announced on 29 ...

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    MD 530F for Virginia Beach Police

    4th September 2017

    MD Helicopters is to deliver a custom-configured MD 530F helicopter to the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) Aviation Unit, the company announced on 31 August. ...

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    Erickson announces new CEO

    1st September 2017

    Erickson has announced Doug Kitani as its new CEO, effective immediately. A move that further signals the OEM’s strengthening performance following its emergence from bankruptcy ...

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    BC air ambulance helicopters to get NVIS

    1st September 2017

    Helijet International and BC Ambulance Service will develop and install night vision imaging systems (NVIS) into three of its dedicated air ambulance helicopters, it was ...

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    ​Russian Helicopters considers a Ka-32 upgrade

    30th August 2017

    Russian Helicopters and South Korean company RH Focus Corp have held negotiations on the possibility of upgrading the existing Ka-32 fleet in South Korea to a ...

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    Airbus Helicopters, IAR extend H215M partnership

    29th August 2017

    Airbus Helicopters and Romania’s IAR have extended their cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter, Airbus Helicopters announced on 24 August. Initially signed for five years, ...

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    India opens up to helicopters

    29th August 2017

    There is reassuring news for India’s fledgling helicopter industry with the Ministry of Civil Aviation promoting helicopter operations in the second bidding phase for the ...

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    Caverton orders eight Bell 407GXPs

    24th August 2017

    Bell Helicopter has signed a purchase agreement with Nigeria’s Caverton Helicopters for eight new Bell 407GXPs, the company announced on 22 August. Delivery of the ...

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    Rosaviatsia certifies Mi-172A2 helicopter

    21st August 2017

    Russian Helicopters has received type certification for its medium utility Mi-171A2 helicopter in convertible configuration from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation ...

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    Erickson comes back fighting

    18th August 2017

    Following Erickson’s emergence from bankruptcy in April 2017 the company has gone from strength to strength, most recently displaying its capability fighting fires across the ...

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