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Australia’s RMI2 program delivers Bell 429 weight increase

Australia’s RMI2 program delivers Bell 429 weight increase

The Royal Australian Navy’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 program (RMI 2) has received a significant capability enhancement for its Bell 429 platform with the aircraft now upgraded to allow operations at an internal gross weight of 7,500lbs.  see full story

Source: Defence Suppliers, 19-Jul-13

Australia – Tenderers shortlisted for helicopter training system

Australia – Tenderers shortlisted for helicopter training system

THREE tenderers have been selected for Project Air 9000 Phase 7, which will provide a new helicopter aircrew training system to be based at HMAS Albatross. see full story

Source: South Coast Register, 15-Jul-13

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Three bidders remain for Australia’s military training plans

Three bidders remain for Australia’s military training plans

Minister for Defence Stephen Smith and Minister for Defence Materiel Dr Mike Kelly today announced that three Tenderers have been selected to progress Project Air 9000 Phase 7 which will provide a new helicopter aircrew training system to meet the future rotary wing training needs of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). AIR 9000 Phase 7… Read more »

Source: Australian Government, 31-May-13

Royal Australian Navy puts Bell 429 into service

Royal Australian Navy puts Bell 429 into service

Raytheon Australia’s new Bell 429 helicopters have commenced activities with the Royal Australian Navy under the RAN’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 (RMI 2) Program. This milestone was marked by the achievement of the In Service Date for the RMI 2 Program. Operating since 2007, the Retention and Motivation Initiative (RMI1) provided the Navy with… Read more »

Source: Raytheon Australia, 02-May-12

Raytheon Australia submits tender for the Air 9000 Phase 7 competition

Raytheon Australia submits tender for the Air 9000 Phase 7 competition

Raytheon Australia today announced that it has submitted its tender for the Air 9000 Phase 7 Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) competition. The Managing Director of Raytheon Australia, Mr Michael Ward, said that the company’s team that included Bell Helicopter, Milskil, Nova Systems and Virtual Simulation Systems was pleased to present the Commonwealth with an… Read more »

Source: Raytheon Australia, 24-Apr-12

Royal Australian Navy starts acceptance of first Bell 429

Royal Australian Navy starts acceptance of first Bell 429

Raytheon Australia has announced the beginning of acceptance activities of its first Bell 429 helicopters to be utilised under the Royal Australian Navy’s Retention and Motivation Initiative 2 (RMI 2) Program. The Retention and Motivation Initiative provides the Navy with supported aircraft to allow junior qualified aircrew to consolidate and enhance their skills prior to… Read more »

Source: Raytheon Australia, 06-Feb-12