Helicopter News February 05, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News February 05, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #119

Dutch DHC Training in Fort Hood The Dutch Joint Defence Helicopter Command (DHC) have held a significant footprint on Fort Hood Texas for some time now and look to further establish itself at the “Great Place.”

Thales Software for UH-60V Black Hawk Cockpit Thales was selected by Northrop Grumman to supply its state of the art Flight Management System software i-FMS200 which will be embedded in the avionics of the upgraded US Army UH-60L Black Hawk

Sikorsky S-97 Raider Program Begins Ground Tests Sikorsky today announced the start of bladed ground testing, a major milestone, for the S-97 Raider program.

The Bell 505 Will Be At HeliRussia 2015 According HeliRussia, Bell will showcase the Bell 505 at the 8th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition next May 21–23 in Moscow

US Helicopter Accident Rate Cut by Half During 2014 US civil helicopters experienced 3.64 accidents per 100,000 flight hours, a 26 percent reduction compared to 2013 and a 54 percent reduction compared to the 2001-05 baseline accident rate

United Nations Bulgarian Crew Released in Sudan Six Bulgarian Heli Air Mi-8 crew members contracted by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) forced to land by the Sudan People’s Liberation Army-North (SPLM-N) were released.

DynCorp to Continue Support CAL FIRE The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) has extended its contract with DynCorp to continue supporting its aviation program to help suppress and control wildfires

Coast Guard Jayhawk Descends on Alaska School Part of “Fly ‘em High: Helicopters’ Role in Alaska” campaign, students at Academy Charter School in Palmer Alaska were visited by Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk helicopter

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