Monthly Archives: September 2015


Sino-US Signs Contract for Three More AW119Kx Helicopters

Sino-US Intercontinental signs a contract for three AW119Kx single engine helicopters, further expanding the presence of AgustaWestland helicopters in the Chinese civil market. The three helicopters are expected to be delivered within 2015.

Sino-US Intercontinental acts as an official non-exclusive distributor for AgustaWestland civil helicopters in China, excluding Hong Kong and Macau, and has placed orders […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Yunnan Provincial Police Orders One AW139 Helicopter

Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland announced today that Yunnan Provincial Police Department has placed an order for one AW139 intermediate helicopter. The aircraft will be used for law enforcement, border patrol, special operations, and utility missions in the region and is expected to enter service in 2016.

• Expected to enter service in 2016
• Seven AW139s now sold in China […]

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Bell Helicopter delivers first Bell 407GXP in Brazil

Newly upgraded aircraft offers customer enhanced capabilities and performance

Bell Helicopter has announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Brazil. The aircraft is outfitted for corporate transport, which continues to be a popular market segment for the Bell 407GXP throughout Latin America.

The aircraft was accepted at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Piney Flats, Tenn., […]

By |September 9th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Frasca Delivers Level D capable Bell 407GX Full Flight Simulator to Bell Helicopter Training Academy

Frasca International Inc, Urbana, IL has delivered a Full Flight Simulator (FFS) based on the Bell 407 GX to the Bell Helicopter Training Academy, Fort Worth Texas. This is the first FFS built for the Bell 407 GX helicopter. Features include Frasca’s TruVision™ Global visual system with TruNVG™ (night vision goggle) capability, a six axis […]

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Boeing Delivers Seven Australian Chinooks on Budget, Ahead of Schedule

Delivery of CH-47F supports modernization of cargo helicopter fleet

Boeing, has delivered the seventh CH-47F Chinook to the Australian Army on budget August 10th, three weeks ahead of schedule, supporting modernization of Australia’s cargo helicopter fleet and eventually replacing the Commonwealth’s six older CH-47D Chinooks. The seven advanced Chinooks were ordered as part of a U.S. […]

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BELL 505 Jet Ranger X travels south for demo tour

Ten cities to get the opportunity to see the new aircraft up-close and personal

Bell Helicopter company, announced today that the demonstration tour of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X mockup kicked off, in Balneário Camboriú, Brazil.

Balneário Camboriú is the first of 10 stops throughout Brazil for the Bell 505 demo tour taking place from September […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Industry News|0 Comments

Multiple EASA approvals received for aeronautical accessories products

New product approvals further increases operator capability throughout the region

Bell Helicopter, has announced its Aeronautical Accessories brand has received four new approvals from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The products can be applied to multiple Bell Helicopter models including the Bell 407, 212, 412 and 429.

The products include:

· Bell 407, High Frequency (HF) Antenna […]

Hong Kong’s Government Flying Services acquires seven H175s

Hong Kong-based Government Flying Services has ordered seven Airbus Helicopters H175s, becoming the world’s launching customer for this new-generation super-medium-sized rotorcraft in the public services configuration.

GFS is a department of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, with the main responsibility of providing 24-hour emergency support services. It is an established operator of Airbus Helicopters rotorcraft, […]

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Rega tests new instrument flight route from the Engadin to Chur

Rega is to test an instrument flight route from the Engadin over the Julier Pass to the Cantonal Hospital in Chur for the first time between 20 and 24 July. The aim is that in future the air-rescue organisation will be able to fly patients via this route even when visibility is poor. For the […]

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All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances

This week saw the first meeting of the reformed All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances now under the Chairmanship of Chloe Smith MP for Norwich North. The Group which was dissolved at the end of the last Parliament was instrumental in UK air ambulances changing VAT legislation and helping access LIBOR fines.

The reformed group […]

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