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Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

Thales Helicopter Training Centre receives EASA qualification and starts operations

On the occasion of the Farnborough Air Show, Thales announces that the Thales Training Academy has received its final EASA FSTD1 Operator qualification by the French Aviation Safety Agency (DGAC), and is now operational to deliver training for civil helicopter operators. The academy is the first European training centre to operate the AS350 Full Flight… Read more »

Source: Thales, 18-Jul-14

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance selects the AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance has selected an AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will start operations from its base at Henstridge on the Dorset / Somerset border in South West England in 2016 and will be able to reach any… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

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Royal Navy’s sub-hunting helicopters enter service early

Royal Navy’s sub-hunting helicopters enter service early

Since successfully entering service with the Royal Navy, the aircraft have been put through their paces on exercise in the Atlantic Ocean. Embarked on HMS Illustrious, the Merlin Mk2 aircraft took part in Exercise Deep Blue, simulating anti-submarine warfare, maritime patrol and casualty evacuation capabilities. The new helicopters are part of an £800 million programme… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 17-Jul-14

AgustaWestland Awarded AW159 Wildcat FASGW Missile Integration Contract

AgustaWestland Awarded AW159 Wildcat FASGW Missile Integration Contract

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) valued at £90 million to integrate, test and install the Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) Heavy and Light missile systems onto 28 Royal Navy AW159 Wildcat helicopters. The contract award was announced today at the Farnborough International… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

Kongsberg and AgustaWestland increased co-operation

Kongsberg and AgustaWestland increased co-operation

AgustaWestland today signed a protocol for extending and increasing co-operation relating to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) of dynamic components (including various gear boxes) for the NH90 helicopter and a range of AgustaWestland helicopters. The protocol is an overarching agreement outlining the intentions of making KONGSBERG a Centre of Excellence for MRO of dynamic components… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

Weststar accepts first AW189; Passes 50,000 hours on AW139 fleet

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Weststar Aviation Services SdnBhd (WASSB) of Malaysia has taken delivery of the first of two AW189 super medium helicopters. Weststar will use its AW189s to perform long range offshore transport missions in Malaysia. The official handover ceremony was held today at the Farnborough International Air Show. The customer also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 17-Jul-14

Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotocraft demonstrator

Airbus Helicopters to design new compound rotocraft demonstrator

The design of a large-scale compound rotorcraft demonstrator dubbed LifeRCraft (Low Impact Fast & Efficient RotorCraft) will be led by Airbus Helicopters in the framework of Europe’s Clean Sky 2 Joint Technology Initiative, which was formally launched last week at Brussels. The go-ahead for this second phase of the Clean Sky effort will enable Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3/P3 takes on the Alps

Airbus Helicopters EC135 T3/P3 takes on the Alps

The enhanced EC135 T3/P3 version of Airbus Helicopters’ EC135 twin-engine rotorcraft demonstrated its improved performance – especially in high-and-hot operating conditions – during a three-day demonstration event in the Italian Dolomites. Operating from the facilities of Helicopters Italia near the city of Trento, the helicopter conducted 14 customer and operator flights last week, confirming the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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Come Say Hello to HAI at Farnborough

Come Say Hello to HAI at Farnborough

HAI is exhibiting at the Farnborough International Airshow at the Farnborough Aerodrome in Farnborough, England. The airshow combines a major trade exhibition for the aerospace and defence industries with a public airshow, providing an opportunity to demonstrate civilian and military aircraft to potential customers and investors. Ed. DiCampli, executive vice president; and Stan Rose, director… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Jul-14

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Terna choses AW109 Power for electricity infrastructure monitoring

Terna choses AW109 Power for electricity infrastructure monitoring

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Terna SpA of Italy has placed an order for one AW109 Power light twin helicopter. The aircraft, which will perform electricity infrastructure monitoring in Italy, will be delivered in 2015. The AW109 Power was chosen after a rigorous and demanding evaluation process by the customer thanks to its outstanding… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Jul-14

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Elitaliana signs for two AW109 Trekkers

Elitaliana signs for two AW109 Trekkers

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Elitaliana has signed a preliminary sales contract for two AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopters. Ordered in Emergency Medical Service configuration, the AW109 Trekkers will support Elitaliana’s expansion plans which includes operating from new bases in Italy and abroad, in addition to the ones already located in the Lazio… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Jul-14

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CMC Electronics’ Avionics Provide Advanced Mission Capabilities on New Super Pumas

CMC Electronics’ Avionics Provide Advanced Mission Capabilities on New Super Pumas

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the latest versions of its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 GPS Landing System have been certified recently by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on the new AS332L1e and AS332C1e Super Puma helicopters from Airbus Helicopters. Esterline CMC’s CMA-9000 FMS and CMA-5024 GPS have… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 16-Jul-14

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Exelis highlights industry-leading airborne technologies at Farnborough

Exelis highlights industry-leading airborne technologies at Farnborough

Exelis ( NYSE: XLS ) will highlight its industry-leading defense, security, and commercial solutions at the  2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, Hampshire, U.K., July 14-20. The ready-now, affordable technologies developed by Exelis solve the most demanding problems for customers’ most critical airborne missions, including those in the military, government and commercial space. At Farnborough,… Read more »

Source: Exelis, 16-Jul-14

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TRU Simulation + Training to collaborate on Bell 525 Full Flight Simulator

TRU Simulation + Training to collaborate on Bell 525 Full Flight Simulator

FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW –  Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training (TRU), both Textron Inc. companies, (NYSE: TXT), announced an agreement for TRU to complete the design, development, manufacturing, installation, testing and certification of the Bell 525 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The FFS will be certified to FAA Level D, as well… Read more »

Source: TRU Simulation and Training, 16-Jul-14

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Bell Helicopter Introduces New Bell 407GX Autopilot

Bell Helicopter Introduces New Bell 407GX Autopilot

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), has announced a new autopilot kit designed specifically to integrate with the Garmin G1000H avionics suite in the Bell 407GX. The option is currently available as a kit for the Bell 407GX in the U.S. and Canadian markets directly through Bell Helicopter and has been certified by… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters celebrates 40 years as the all-in-one solution for UK helicopter industry

Airbus Helicopters celebrates 40 years as the all-in-one solution for UK helicopter industry

Airbus Helicopters UK is celebrating 40 years of operations in the United Kingdom, supporting its rotorcraft industry as a vital element of the economy, security and infrastructure. With headquarters in Oxford, a base at Hawarden/Wales, a dedicated Oil & Gas Service Center in Aberdeen and a presence at customer operating locations across the UK and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters marks 40 years as a training partner for British military pilots

Airbus Helicopters marks 40 years as a training partner for British military pilots

The important role of Airbus Helicopters in the ab-initio training of British military rotorcraft pilots is being marked by Airbus Helicopters during this week’s Farnborough Airshow. During the past four decades, thousands of British crewmembers have earned their wings, trained on mission scenarios and practiced their flying skills aboard Airbus Helicopters-designed rotorcraft. This activity traces… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jul-14

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Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance to fly AW169

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust (KSSAAT) has selected the new generation AW169 twin-engine light intermediate helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions. The aircraft will be operated by Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) for the KSSAAT. KSSAAT, a prime HEMS provider and the first, and presently only,… Read more »

Source: Specialist Avn Svs, 15-Jul-14

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AgustaWestland demonstrates Unmanned/Optionally-Piloted helicopter

AgustaWestland demonstrates Unmanned/Optionally-Piloted helicopter

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the completion of a demonstration of its Rotorcraft Unmanned Aerial System / Optionally Piloted Helicopter (RUAS/OPH) to the Italian Ministry of Defence. The trials were conducted to evaluate modern remote controlled rotorcraft technology and its potential to provide enhanced capabilities for the Italian armed forces in the future. Under the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-14

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AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland impresses with Farnborough line-up

AgustaWestland will be exhibiting an impressive line-up of eight helicopters from its commercial and military helicopter product ranges and showcasing its industry leading customer support and training services at this year’s Farnborough International Air Show. Making its first appearance at Farnborough will be a full scale mock-up of the recently launched AW109 Trekker light twin… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 15-Jul-14

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OIS Aerospace announces simulator developer platform at Farnborough 2014

OIS Aerospace announces simulator developer platform at Farnborough 2014

OIS AeroSpace at Farnborough International AirShow 2014, announces the availability of its next generation simulator development platform for cockpit simulators for fixed and rotary wing aircraft. This allows for integration and testing of real-time avionics hardware as part of the cockpit simulation environment. This specifically permits the creation of new cockpit simulators. It also permits… Read more »

Source: OIS Aerospace, 15-Jul-14

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General Dynamics develops Tactical Processing System for AW101 Merlin upgrade

General Dynamics develops Tactical Processing System for AW101 Merlin upgrade

General Dynamics UK, in partnership with AgustaWestland, has commenced development work to modify its Tactical Processing System for integration into the AW101 Merlin Mk4. This development work is part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP), a contract awarded to AgustaWestland in January 2014 to convert 25 AW101 Merlin helicopters for maritime operations. It will… Read more »

Source: General Dynamics, 15-Jul-14

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Aurora Flight Sciences to supply Bell 525 composite structures

Aurora Flight Sciences to supply Bell 525 composite structures

Aurora Flight Sciences announced from the Farnborough Air Show that they have been selected by Bell Helicopter to manufacture composite airframe structures as part of the Bell 525 Relentless™ helicopter program. The composite fairings of the Bell 525’s main engine cowling section will be manufactured and assembled at Aurora’s Bridgeport, West Virginia facility. Aurora will… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 15-Jul-14

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Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $500 Million in Assets

Waypoint Leasing Surpasses $500 Million in Assets

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), a leading global helicopter leasing company, marked its first full year of operations and provided a business update to the market. Waypoint’s fleet, which ranges from light single engine to heavy twin engine helicopters, now includes more than 40 aircraft on lease and delivered from Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland, Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Airbus Helicopters picks Donaldson filters for German CH-53GA upgrades

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has been selected to provide air filtration systems for  CH-53 transport helicopters that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading for the German military. Donaldson’s products will filter cooling air for avionics bays on 40 medium-lift CH-53Gs that Airbus Helicopters is upgrading to the -53GA configuration… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 15-Jul-14

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Russian Helicopters detail Farnborough presentation

Russian Helicopters detail Farnborough presentation

Russian Helicopters, a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase the latest Russian-built commercial and military helicopters at the Farnborough International Airshow from 14-20 July. The Company’s display can be found at stand 1/E10. At the airshow, Russian Helicopters will present the medium coaxial Ka-32A11BC, which can fly a range of special… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Jul-14

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Turkish Aerospace displays T129 at Farnborough

Turkish Aerospace displays T129 at Farnborough

Turkish Aerospace Industries, Inc. (TAI) will be participating to the Farnborough Air Show 2014 (FIA 2014) which will be held in Farnborough, UK between July 14-20, 2014 and displaying T129 ATAK and ANKA at the static area. TAI’s stand can also be visited at Hall 4 H1. “T129 ATAK” Multi Role Combat and Armed Reconnaissance… Read more »

Source: TAI, 15-Jul-14

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Breeze-Eastern Unveils New Rescue Hoist Enhancements at Farnborough

Breeze-Eastern Unveils New Rescue Hoist Enhancements at Farnborough

Breeze Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, is unveiling a series of rescue hoist product enhancements and sensor integration concepts designed to improve situational awareness for rescue mission crews. The product enhancements, which are designed to improve safety and reduce the time required to complete a rescue mission,… Read more »

Source: Breeze Eastern, 15-Jul-14

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Chemring Displays Air Security Solutions at Farnborough Airshow

Chemring Displays Air Security Solutions at Farnborough Airshow

Chemring Group is demonstrating its innovative air security solutions, for both the aerospace and defence industries, at this year’s Farnborough International Airshow (FIA). The air security technologies displayed on Chemring’s stand (2C28D) cover a range of solutions across countermeasures, communications, networks, safety and surveillance, and include: •ATTAIN – tracking of people or vehicles to automatically… Read more »

Source: Chemring Group, 15-Jul-14

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UK denies visa to Russian visitors for Farnborough

UK denies visa to Russian visitors for Farnborough

Russian aviation industry sources are reporting that a significant number of people intending to travel to the UK this week for the Farnborough Air Show have been denied visas by the UK Government.  One report gives a figure of 167 visas granted to a Russian trade delegation numbering 347, implying that at least 180 have… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Jul-14

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Sikorsky delivers first SAR S-76D to Japan Coast Guard

Sikorsky delivers first SAR S-76D to Japan Coast Guard

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D™ aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-14

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National Helicopter Services reaches 500 hours in S-76D

National Helicopter Services reaches 500 hours in S-76D

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) recently reached 500 flight hours in its S-76D™ helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). In February 2014, NHSL flew the first-ever revenue flight of an… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-14

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Sikorsky begins delivery of corporate S-76D helicopters

Sikorsky begins delivery of corporate S-76D helicopters

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that it has begun delivering S-76D™ aircraft equipped for Executive Transport services. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). “The S-76 aircraft line has a long legacy of reliability, safety and service, and… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 14-Jul-14

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Yokohama City Fire Dept orders second AW139

Yokohama City Fire Dept orders second AW139

AgustaWestland and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace are pleased to announce that the Yokohama City Fire Department has ordered a second AW139 intermediate twin helicopter to further enhance its operational capabilities. The Yokohama City Fire Department received its first AW139 last year whilst the second aircraft is scheduled to enter service in 2015 and will replace an… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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AW139 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hours milestone

AW139 fleet passes 1,000,000 flight hours milestone

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the AW139 global fleet has now flown more than 1 million flight hours, achieving this impressive milestone in just ten years of operations. This milestone has been achieved with aircraft flying in the some of the most demanding environmental conditions around the world whilst performing a wide range of missions… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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Turkey – HeliStar to operate three AW119Ke

Turkey – HeliStar to operate three AW119Ke

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that HeliStar SA of Turkey, owned by Kaan Air and Air Methods, will operate three AW119Ke single engine helicopters plus a same type back-up aircraft to perform electricity infrastructure aerial monitoring for Teias (Turkish Electricity Transmission Company). The AW119Ke helicopters have been specially configured to carry out this mission and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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Uganda orders GrandNew and W-3A Sokol for Law Enforcement

Uganda orders GrandNew and W-3A Sokol for Law Enforcement

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Uganda has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin and one W-3A Sokol intermediate twin engine helicopter. These aircraft, which are to be delivered in 2015, will be operated by the Uganda Police to perform law enforcement missions across the nation. The… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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Bangladesh Air Force orders two SAR AW139s

Bangladesh Air Force orders two SAR AW139s

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has signed a contract for two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters. These helicopters, which will be delivered by the end of 2015, will be operated by the Bangladesh Air Force to perform maritime search and rescue (SAR) and other… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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AgustaWestland Sells Another AW139 VIP in UK

AgustaWestland Sells Another AW139 VIP in UK

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce the sale of an AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in VIP/corporate configuration in the UK. The aircraft will be delivered to an undisclosed customer in autumn 2015. This latest contract further expands the success of the AW139 for VIP transport missions in the United Kingdom, bringing to five the total of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 14-Jul-14

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INAER France orders EMS Bell 429

INAER France orders EMS Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed purchase agreement with INAER France an Avincis Group operator for a Bell 429 in Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) configuration. The aircraft, the first Bell 429 sold in France, will be equipped with a fully customized EMS interior and state-of-the-art avionics. INAER will… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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Swedish National Police order seven Bell 429s

Swedish National Police order seven Bell 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Company (NYSE: TXT) announced a signed purchase agreement with the Swedish National Police for seven Bell 429 helicopters. The aircraft will be used for police operations including, surveillance, reconnaissance, maintaining public order, aerial photography, aid in rescue missions and police transportation. The Swedish National Police were the first and only helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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Bell take commercial product line to Farnborough

Bell take commercial product line to Farnborough

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is showcasing its modernized commercial product line at the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in the United Kingdom from July 14-20. There will be four Bell Helicopter aircraft on display, including the international debut of the Bell 525 Relentless™ mockup configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions, the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Jul-14

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Airbus Helicopters only take scale models to Farnborough 2014

Airbus Helicopters only take scale models to Farnborough 2014

Airbus Helicopters’ Farnborough International Airshow participation will emphasize the company’s long-standing commitment to the U.K.’s civil and military markets through its diversified helicopter product line, along with the company’s innovation for further improvements in rotorcraft performance, efficiency and reliability. During the biennial industry gathering at the UK’s Farnborough Airport this month, Airbus Helicopters’ significant role… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Jul-14

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Turbomeca at Farnborough 2014

Turbomeca at Farnborough 2014

Turbomeca (Safran) is bringing two members of its medium-heavy engine range – the Makila 2 (1,800 – 2,100shp) and the RTM322 (2,100 – 2,600shp) – to next week’s Farnborough Air Show (July 14-20). Best-seller in the medium weight twin-engine helicopter market, the Makila family powers Airbus Helicopters’ Super Puma, Cougar and EC725/225, as well as… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 11-Jul-14

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74 organizations to represent Russia at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow

74 organizations to represent Russia at the 2014 Farnborough Airshow

Russia is to be well represented at the world’s largest airshow, Farnborough-2014, which will be held in the UK from July 14-20. The Russian exhibit, which covers 1,738 square meters, will feature 74 organizations, 16 of which will present military technology. Yuri Slusar, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, will serve… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 11-Jul-14

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Elbit introduces helicopter version of Skylens wearable HUD

Elbit introduces helicopter version of Skylens wearable HUD

Elbit Systems will launch at the upcoming Farnborough Airshow 2014 the Helicopter version of the Skylens™ wearable head-up display for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) applications. Helicopter Skylens provides the aircrew with a true “out of the cockpit” view, displaying flight symbology for day and night operation in severe weather conditions. In limited visibility conditions,… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 09-Jul-14

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Shimco to Exhibit at Farnborough in the Ontario Pavilion

Shimco to Exhibit at Farnborough in the Ontario Pavilion

Shimco, a leader in manufacturing precision parts, laminated and edge bonded shims, tapers and spacers, announced today their participation at the 49th Farnborough International Airshow to be held at the Aerodrome in Farnborough, UK from July 14-20, 2014. The Ontario Aerospace Council and the Government of Ontario, Canada are working together to present the Ontario… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 08-Jul-14

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Aero Sekur Showcases Flexible Fuel Tanks at Farnborough

Aero Sekur Showcases Flexible Fuel Tanks at Farnborough

Aero Sekur presents expertise in flexible fuel tanks at Farnborough International Air Show. An advanced multi-layer construction for the company’s crashworthy, self-sealing tanks offers a number of advantages over metal designs: fatigue / weld failure are avoided, complex shapes can be produced and maximum use is made of available space. As part of Aero Sekur’s… Read more »

Source: Aero Sekur, 08-Jul-14

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Bell puts 429 EMS Demonstrator into Europe as weight issues continue

Bell puts 429 EMS Demonstrator into Europe as weight issues continue

On May 3rd, Bell’s 429 demonstrator was shipped into their European base at Prague in the Czech Republic.  Within four days it had arrived in the UK where it has been demonstrated to Bond Air Services this week and is expected to visit other operators in the air ambulance market as well.  The helicopter is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-May-14

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