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Year 2008

Apr 07: CH-47F fielded by US Army 4th Infantry Division
Apr 04: AW139 To Start SAR Operations In The UK
Mar 31: Japan Coast Guard AW139 Helicopters
Feb 25: HH-71 CSAR-X Team Demonstrates Aerial Refuelling Flights
Feb 22: Bell Provides 429 Program Update
Feb 11: ScanEagle UAV Achieves 10,000 Flight Hours with Australian Army
Jan 11: Maritime Safety Administration Of China Orders 2 AW109
Jan 10: VH-71 Begins U.S. Flight Testing - VH-71
Jan 09: Boeing Delivers 36 Chinook Helicopters in 2007
Jan 08: Italian Army takes Delivery of its First NH90
Jan 07: Boeing Submits HH-47 CSAR proposal to USAF


Year 2007

Dec 20: Dutch Police Orders Two AW139 Helicopters
Dec 20: Boeing Signs 10-Year Agreement with Hindustan Aeronautics
Dec 12: Sasemar Takes Delivery Of Its First Two AW139
Nov 29: AgustaWestland awarded SKIOS Phase II contract
Nov 26: AgustaWestland Completes BERP IV Flight Testing
Nov 14: Dubai Air Wing Order Two VVIP AW139s
Nov 12: Gulf Helicopters Order 10 AW139 Helicopters
Nov 05: CHC Corp Signs Contract For 13 AW139
Nov 01: ARH Program Exceeds 1,000 Flight Hours in 15 Months
Oct 31: AW109 for Ministry Of The Interior Of Latvia
Oct 30: AgustaWestland Future Lynx Manufacture Commences
Oct 16: Boeing Logs 12-hour A160T Hummingbird Flight
Oct 16: First AW139 for Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia
Oct 16: Sikorsky Delivers Three S-92 to Korean Air Force
Oct 10: Boeing Delivers New Chinook Training Capability
Oct 09: Sasemar Orders Two Additional AW139 Helicopters
Oct 05: Boeing Delivers First Extended Block II Apache to US Army
Sep 28: Eight-hour Flight of Boeing A160T Hummingbird
Sep 04: Sikorsky at Polish PZL Mielec Facility
Aug 28: Second Bell 429 Joins Flight Test Program
Aug 14: CH-47F Chinook Fielded to First US Army Unit
Aug 08: Bell OH-58 Kiowa Hits 300,000 Combat Hours
Jul 16: Full Rate Production and Fielding of CH-47F Chinook
Jul 11: MV-22 Osprey Lands on UK Aircraft Carrier for First Time - V-22
Jul 05: VH-71 test aircraft completes maiden flight - VH-71
Jul 03: EC145 is first to be certified for civil NVG ops
Jun 20: AW119 Ke Awarded European Certification
Jun 18: BAAC 609 Flight Test Continues Development Pace - BA609
Jun 18: South African Super Lynx 300 At Paris Air Show
Jun 18: AgustaWestland Delivers The 100th AW139
Jun 18: First Flight of A160T Hummingbird Unmanned Helicopter
Jun 18: CH-47F Chinook Completes U.S. Army Operational Test Flights
Jun 18: Bell 429 at Paris Air Show Update
May 29: Boeing Awarded DARPA Contract to Test Advanced Rotor System
May 23: First Eurocopter EC635 for Swiss Air Force
May 21: Spanish Army First Eurocopter Tigers
May 10: Bell ARH-70A Continues Development
May 10: Fourteenth EC725 delivered to the French Forces
May 09: First NH90 TTH for Oman Maiden Flight
May 04: Boeing Australia Awarded Army Aviation Training Contract
May 02: Belgian Government orders ten NH90
Apr 24: AgustaWestland and Saab Cabin/Door Gun Training System
Apr 09: Boeing Awarded Contract for 18 US Army AH-64D
Apr 04: MV-22 on track for Initial Operational Capability - V-22
Apr 04: V-22 Fleet Passed 25000 Flight Hour Milestone - V-22
Mar 30: Turkey start negotiations for 51 A129
Mar 30: Denmark replace EH.101 Merlin
Mar 29: Bell 429 Continuing Paces of Flight Test Program
Mar 26: First Licence Built EH101 Delivered By Kawasaki
Mar 23: Royal Australian Navy Selects A109 Power For Training
Mar 14: Boeing Assumes Lead Role in U.K. Chinooks Support Program
Mar 07: V-22 Fatigue Test Surpasses 20,000 flight Hs - V-22
Mar 06: Boeing-built AH-64D Make Debut in Kuwait
Feb 19: CH-47F Begins Operational Test Flights with US Army
Feb 15: Boeing Signs Contract for Dutch Chinooks
Feb 13: King of Bafokeng Takes Delivery of an A119 Koala
Feb 08: AgustaWestland Civil Sales Take-Off In India
Feb 06: Boeing and AgustaWestland Sign MOU for Joint Rotorcraft Work ( CH-47F )
Feb 01: Rescue on Everest Challenge
Jan 23: New V-22 Hydraulic Automated Test System
Jan 18: Boeing Awarded Contract for 126 Remanufactured AH-64D
Jan 16: Boeing Begins Delivery of New AH-64DHA Apache Longbows for Greece
Jan 13: Bell Helicopter Model 206 40th anniversary
Jan 09: Bell Boeing Meets V-22 Delivery Goals for 2006 - V-22
Jan 04: Boeing Completes Delivery of Remanufactured AH-64D Apaches for Egypt
Jan 03: Boeing Awarded U.S. Army Contracts for CH-47F Chinook Helicopters







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