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


Newsletter #384


Royal Marines Merlin Mk4 First Flight The AW101 Merlin Mk4, converted from ex RAF HC.3, replaced the Junglie Sea King HC.4 and will be the mainstay of British Commando Helicopter Force for the next decade and beyond

90,000 Flight Hours for Bundeswehr EC135 SHS The EC135 (SHS) training helicopter fleet of the German Armed Forces reached 90,000 flight hours since introduction in 2001

Mi-171Sh Crews Training Center in Peru Russian Helicopters will build and equip a training center in Peru for Mi-171Sh crews by end 2017

Monitor Equipment for Chinese AC313 and AC352 Meggitt Sensing Systems awarded $48 million contract to supply Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) for Chinese Avicopter AC313/SJ (firefighter Super Frelon) and AC352 (EC175) helicopters

US Army Chinook Landing at PCX Aerostructures US Army recognizes PCX Aerostructures for 40 years of manufacturing and delivering complex Flight Critical assemblies for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter

Flight For Life Colorado Adds EC130T2 Flight For Life Colorado adding an Air Methods H130 / EC130T2 air ambulance helicopter for the Children’s Hospital Colorado

Robinson Responds New Zealand Watchlist Decision Robinson shares TAIC (Transport Accident Investigation Commission) concern regarding the low-G mast bumping accident rate in New Zealand, which is significantly higher than in other parts of the world.



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