Helicopter News December 13, 2014 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 13, 2014 by Helis.com

Newsletter #104

Osprey Fleet Reaches 250,000 Flight Hours Bell Helicopter announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone

NHV received First New-Generation EC175 Helicopter Airbus Helicopters delivered first 2 of 16 EC175 to launch custormer NHV of Belgium which will begin service this month from the Dutch North Sea base of Den Helder on oil and gas offshore missions.

DynCorp To Support US Navy Aircraft At NAS Fallon DynCorp International was awarded a $44M contract to support US Navy aircraft assigned to the Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center at Fallon naval airbase Nevada.

Greece Requests 10 Second-Hand CH-47D Chinooks US State Department approved a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to Greece for 10 CH-47D Chinook helicopters coming from US Army stock and logistical support for an estimated cost of $150 million

Turbomeca to Support the Australian Trainer EC135T2 Turbomeca Australasia (TAA) signed Support By The Hour (SBH) contract with Boeing Defence Australia for the new fleet of 15 Arrius 2B2-powered EC135T2 Australian Defence Force (ADF) helicopters.

Japan Iwate Prefecture Orders AW139 for Firefighting Japan Iwate Prefecture ordered an AW139 helicopter for firefighting and disaster relief duties equipped with Bambi bucket, cargo hook, rescue hoist, external loudspeakers and snow skids

First Tiger HAD Block 2 to the French Army The first two attack helicopters Tiger HAD Block 2 version were delivered to the French Army (ALAT). Block 2 has new digital avionics, can carry external fuel tanks and are also navalized.

Nordrhein-Westfalen Polizei Orders 6 EC145T2 Landespolizei Nordrhein-Westfalen is the second German Police force joining the Landespolizei Baden Württemberg in order the EC145T2 new helicopter.

Second AS332C1e Super Puma to Bolivia Airbus Helicopters delivered the 2nd AS332C1e Super Puma to the Bolivian Air Force (FAB). Six "Jatun Puma" were bought in 2013 to perform security and public service missions throughout the country

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