Helicopter News December 08, 2014 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 08, 2014 by Helis.com

Newsletter #101

40th anniversary of Turbomeca Arriel first flight The Arriel engine prototype first flight was 7 December 1974 on a Gazelle helicopter. Since then 11,500 Arriel units have been produced. Today they takes off every 15 seconds every day

Three more TH-135 to Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Airbus Helicopters Japan handed over TH-135 numbers 11,12 and 13 to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). TH-135 is a training helicopter special customized variant of the EC135T2+

Kazan Helicopter Plant Turns its Focus to Latin America A delegation of Latin American journalists from Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and Chile visited the Kazan Helicopter Plant, the factory workshop, and demo flights by the ANSAT and Mi-17V-5

New Learning Center in Colorado from 2016 FlightSafety and Air Methods to provide four Level D qualified full flight simulators from 2016 at the Company new Learning Center in Colorado for single and twin-engine helicopters

CAE and Lider launch S-92 training in Sao Paulo CAE and Líder Aviação announced that they are now offering S-92 Sikorsky aircraft training at CAE Sao Paulo training centre near Congonhas downtown airport.

Indian Navy Selects Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk India’s Navy selected the Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk to fulfill its Multi-Role Helicopter requirement. Negotiations will now begin to procure 16 helicopters plus an option for eight additional aircraft

Marines 15th MEU to train in Los Angeles 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will perform realistic urban training at several locations in downtown and metro Los Angeles Dec.5-16 as preparation for deployment to Middle East next spring

North Dakota NG Unit Honored for KFOR Service North Dakota National Guard Bismarck-based Company C, 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment (C/2-285th AVN) celebrated the successful yearlong KFOR deployment to Kosovo

South Carolina National Guard Recovers Helicopter South Carolina Army National Guard Chinook helicopter recovered an UH-60 Black Hawk that made an emergency landing in an open field Dec. 3 due to a main rotor blade malfunction in Columbia, SC

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