Helicopter News January 21, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News January 21, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #114

Hawaii Unit Last Flight of OH-58 Kiowa Warrior 2nd Squadron 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade based at Wheeler Army airfield in Hawaii performed their last flight on the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior before a new deployment to Korea.

Celebrating 30 Years of the Mi-26T Heavy-Lift Chopper In January 2015 "Rostvertol", part of Russian Helicopters Holding, marks the 30th anniversary of the serial production launch of the world’s largest cargo helicopter, the Mi-26T.

DHL / Heli-Charter London Express Helicopter Service A Bell 206 Jet Ranger, operated for DHL Express by Heli-Charter Ltd, from January 21 is London s first ever scheduled helicopter delivery service transporting over 300 kg of letters and packages

Ultimate Heli AS350B3 Support Antarctica Research Ultimate HELI is operating an Airbus Helicopters AS350B3 during the summer season in Antarctica from January to April 2015.

AAR 10-year SAR contract in Falklands/Malvinas AAR Corp and BIH gets 10-year UK Ministry of Defence Search and Rescue and Support contract for the Falkland/Malvinas Islands with AW189 and S-61 helicopters from April 2016 valued $275 million

Argentina Wants More Mi-171E but Needs Financing Argentine Defense Minister announced his interested in buying more Mi-171 helicopters but that will depend on the terms of financing. The Air Force currently operates two received in 2011.

2014 Life Saving Record Year For LASD SAR Teams Los Angeles County Sheriff Department (LASD) Volunteer Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams responded to 597 missions in 2014 representing almost a 20% increase with 2013

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