Helicopter News December 04, 2014 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 04, 2014 by Helis.com

Newsletter #100

First Operational MQ-8C Fire Scout to the US Navy First operational Northrop Grumman MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter was delivered to the US Navy. Will be deploy for flight tests aboard the USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) this winter.

First UH-72A Flight Simulator at Ft Rucker Accepted At I/ITSEC 2014 conference, CAE announced today that the US Army has accepted for training the first UH-72A Lakota helicopter flight training device (FTD) to be located at Ft Rucker, Alabama

FAA Certifies Floats for R66 Turbine Marine R66 Turbine Marine option was FAA approved on November 15, 2014 using the same float tubes of the R44 Clipper offering an additional level of safety for over-water operations

Russian Helicopters at Karachi IDEAS 2014 Russian Helicopters showcase Mi-171E and Mi-17V-5 transports and Mi-35M combat helicopter at International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2014) in Karachi Pakistan on December 1-4, 2014

Helicopter Tactics Symposium held in Prague European Defence Agency 5th Helicopter Tactics Symposium provided a forum for detailed discussion to 60 helicopter tactics instructors and experts coming from 12 countries

New batch of Mi-171Sh Delivered to Peruvian Army First batch of 4 Mi-171Sh military transport helicopters, part of a 24 order signed in December 2013, were delivered to Peruvian Army (Ejercito del Peru) a month ahead of schedule.

Swedish Navy to test CybAero RPAS from Visby corvette Sweden-based CybAero has been selected by the Swedish Armed Forces to conduct test flights with APID remotely piloted helicopter system from a Visby class corvette in third quarter 2015

50,000 trainees in 50 years at Airbus Helicopters Airbus Helicopters Training Services (AHTS) recently completed the instruction of its 50,000th trainee, celebrated during a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters Training Services’ facilities in Marignane, France.

Construction Began on New SAR Base at St Athan Construction of a new Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter base at St Athan began. Two helicopters operated by Bristow on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) will be operational from 2015

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