Helicopter News April 29, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News April 29, 2016 by Helis.com


Newsletter #310


CHC EC225LP Helicopter Accident in Norway We regret to confirm that an H225 operated by CHC was involved in a fatal accident off the coast of Norway near Turoey outside Bergen on Friday 29th of April.

First Two H145M Handed Over to the Royal Thai Navy Airbus Helicopters handed over the first two of 5 H145M / EC645T2 helicopters to the Royal Thai Navy at Donauwörth, Germany. They will entry into service in Thailand at the end of 2016.

Vanderbilt LifeFlight New Base in Cookeville, Tennessee Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) and Vanderbilt LifeFlight will add an emergency helicopter base in Cookeville, Tennessee.

Life Flight Network New Base at Portland-Hillsboro Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, will open a base for AW119Kx at the Portland-Hillsboro Airport in Oregon on May 20

Finmeccanica is Now Leonardo From January 2017 Finmeccanica S.p.a. will be known as Leonardo S.p.a. and AgustaWestland will be Leonardo Helicopters

India FMS Contract for Longbow LLC Apache Radar LONGBOW LLC, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman, announced $57M FMS (foreign military sale) contract for Indian Air Force new AH-64E helicopters Fire Control Radar systems

First Bell 505 in Sri Lanka to Fairway Holdings Fairway Holdings signed a letter of intent (LOI) for the first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Sri Lanka. The helicopter will be used for private travel and tourism around the island.



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