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

Newsletter #223

AW609 Speed Record : 1000 km in 2 Hs 18 Min The AW609 set a speed record on a 1000 km ‘point-to-point’ journey flying from Yeovil England to Cascina Costa Milan, Italy a distance of 1161km / 721miles in 2 hours 18 minutes

Royal Navy Merlin HM.2 Declared Fully Operational Lockheed Martin UK delivered 24 of the 30 airframes that were to be upgraded as part of the Merlin Capability Sustainment Programme (MCSP) ahead of time and on budget.

UK MoD SW-4 RWUAS Demonstration PZL-Swidnik SW-4 RUAS Solo has completed the UK Ministry of Defence’s Rotary Wing Unmanned Aerial System (RWUAS) Capability Concept Demonstration (CCD) contract it was awarded in 2013.

Japan Coast Guard AS332L1 Check by Heli-One The Japanese Coast Guard has selected Heli-One to deliver a major overhaul to an AS332L1 Super Puma helicopter at Heli-One’s facility in Stavanger, Norway.

APKWS Laser-Guided Rocket for Europe BAE Systems announced an agreement with MBDA to support marketing efforts for the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS) laser-guided rocket in Europe

Canada Certifies Metro Aviation Simulators Phoenix Heli-Flight will be the first Canadian customer to use Metro Aviation s Helicopter Flight Training Center

Gas Detection System ALMA Certified in Canada Pergam received the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada for its aerial leak detection system ALMA for use on Bell 206 Jet Ranger helicopters.

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