Helicopter News December 08, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 08, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #259

14th and Last Chinook Mk6 Delivered to RAF Boeing has delivered its 14th Mk6 (CH-47F) Chinook completing Royal Air Force’s order and growing the fleet to 60 aircraft. The order completion coincided with the 35th anniversary of UK Chinooks

Royal Navy 771 Squadron Final Month of SAR Operations After 40 years, 771 Naval Air Squadron entered into its last month of search and rescue (SAR) tasking as responsibility will be passed onto the Maritime and Coastguard Agency contractor Bristow.

Russian Helicopters After-Sales Services to Egypt Russian Helicopters is preparing to provide after-sales service to Egyptian Air Force. The repair base in Heluane will be retooled in order to provide technical support to the Mi-8T and Mi-17-1V.

Charles de Gaulle Aircraft Carrier Crossed Suez Canal The French nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle (R 91) led a flotilla of warships from France, Belgium and Germany through the Suez Canal on a southbound transit into the Indian Ocean

LHTEC Sign Contract for Turkish TLUH Engine Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) signed an agreement with Honeywell and Rolls-Royce (as LHTEC) to supply CTS800 turboshaft engines for the Turkish Light Utility Helicopter (TLUH)

Design Software Used in the Bell V-280 Fuselage HyperSizer from Collier Research was the software package used by Spirit AeroSystems for the detailed sizing of Bell V-280 prototype fuselage

USCG Newport Air Station For Two More Years Oregon’s Congressional Delegation announced they have secured a provision in the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015 that would keep the Newport air facility open for at least two years.

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