Helicopter News April 17, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News April 17, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #158

Transport Canada Certifies S-92 Rig Approach Rig Approach is a first of its kind functionality on the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter that provides helicopter operators with an automated approach to offshore rigs and platforms.

Erickson Wins Mexico Pipeline Contract Erickson S-64E aircrane will assist in the external load transport of more than 1,000 natural gas pipeline segments that will complete the 329 mile/529 km long Topolobampo Project in Sinaloa

Florence County Sheriff Office New Helicopter After years of research and effort, Florence County in South Carolina officially entered the aviation age with the unveiling of its newly acquired Bell OH-58A Kiowa helicopter.

Vector Aerospace Repaired RAF Chinook Vector Aerospace and Boeing repaired a RAF Chinook HC.2 damaged in April 2012 and also upgraded the helicopter to the HC.4 Julius standard

South Carolina National Guard Firefighting Training South Carolina Army National Guard Black Hawk from 2-151st SSABN (Security and Support Aviation Battalion) perform a fire fighting training exercise on April 10, 2015

VMX-22 Tests New Software in New Mexico Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron VMX-22 tested new software for the MV-22B Osprey in Albuquerque, N.M., April 2, using the difference in terrain to their advantage.

Bell 429 Delivered to Saudi Geological Survey Bell Helicopter announced the delivery of a Bell 429 to Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). The aircraft is configured to perform utility roles in the Middle East.

U.S. and British Paratroopers in CJOAX 15-01 US Army 82nd Airborne Division and UK 16 Air Assault Brigade are participating in CJOAX 15-01, Combined Joint Operational Access Exercise, Bragg largest multinational training exercise in 20 years

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