Helicopter News April 24, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News April 24, 2016 by Helis.com


Newsletter #308


CH-53K Lifts First External Load The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion helicopter has achieved its first external lift flight by successfully carrying a 12,000 pound / 5,443 Kgs external load.

Bond Rebrands to Babcock As the final step in the process of Bond Aviation acquisition by Babcock International Group, name change began in April with signage and uniforms adopting the Babcock logo.

Ospreys Continue Earthquake Relief Efforts US Marines Ospreys from VMM-265 based at Okinawa joined Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) helicopter destroyer JS Hyuga (DDH 181) in their fifth day of disaster relief operations after the earthquakes

Sultan of Johor S-76B to be Refurbished in Canada Heli-One will design, certify, and install new glass cockpit and VIP interior on 2 Malaysian Sikorsky S-76B helicopters owned by His Majesty the Sultan of Johor under a u$s 8 million contract

Life Link III Re-Accredited by CAMTS Life Link III has been awarded re-accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) for both its rotor wing and fixed wing services

RA-4500 Radar Altimeter for the AW119 FreeFlight Systems announced that Finmeccanica has selected the RA-4500 radar altimeter as standard equipment for AW119 single-turbine light helicopters.

Prince Edward Island MRO 25th Anniversary Vector Aerospace, a global provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, celebrating 25th anniversary of its Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada facility



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