Helicopter News March 02, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 02, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #135

CHC AW139 Fleet Leader Passes 10,000 Flight Hours CHC AW139 fleet leader, PH-SHL, is the first to reach 10,000 flight hours. The major milestone was achieved in less than nine years with almost 29,000 landings logged so far at Den Helder, Netherlands

Japan Coast Guard EC225 is 3000th AH Japan Japan Coast Guard received the last of 3 EC225LP ordered in 2011 to replaced the one lost during the Earthquake. Is the 3000th helicopter served by Airbus Helicopter Japan hangar since 1971.

Royal Thai Navy S-76B to be Refurbished by Vector Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America awarded contract by Royal Thai Navy for airframe refurbishment of Sikorsky S-76B including re-wire, airframe repairs, maintenance and full paint

INAER Bell 212 for Ministry of the Environment Firefighting Spain Ministry of Agriculture, Food and the Environment (Magrama) awarded contracts to INAER for four Bell 212 to provide firefighting and surveillance services for the 2015 winter-spring season

Lockheed Martin Focus On Improving Pilot Vision Lockheed Martin and H. N. Burns Engineering will collaborate on technology that enhances military helicopter pilots’ ability to fly in low visibility conditions

Metro Aviation Completes 75th EC145 Metro is in the process of completing its 75th EC145, which is also North America’s first EC145 T2, a considerable milestone for the company that recently celebrated its 200th EC135 completion.

Turbomeca to Support DRF Luftrettung EC145T2 Turbomeca and DRF Luftrettung sign a 10-year Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for their 40 Arriel 2E engines which powered they HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) EC145T2 fleet

Vanderbilt Blood Transfusion Affirmed by New Study Research shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center have a higher chance of survival

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