Helicopter News December 19, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 19, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #264

Brazilian Air Force Receives First Operational Caracal The Brazilian Air Force (FAB, Força Aérea Brasileira) received the first H-36 Caracal ( EC725 / H225M ) in operational version. 22 of 50 helicopters already delivered

Sweden Received First NH90 for Anti-Submarine Warfare Sweden received first NH90 in full anti-submarine warfare (ASW) configuration. 13 Search and Rescue (SAR) and 5 ASW were originally ordered but 4 SAR already delivered will be modified to ASW.

HM Coast Guard Prestwick SAR Service Launch The launch of the Prestwick civilian UK search and rescue (SAR) helicopter service was marked in a ceremony held at the new Coastguard SAR base at Prestwick Airport.

12th CAB in Denmark for Operation White Sword US Army AH-64 Apaches from 12th Combat Aviation Brigade supported the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the Royal Danish Army during Operation White Sword at the Oksbøl Training Area

EASA Paves the Way for Safe Use of Drones in Europe The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published today a Technical Opinion on the safe use of drones in Europe’s civil airspace.

Lee County Sheriff in Florida with New H125 Lee County Sheriff’s Office in Ft. Myers, Florida received a new H125 (AS350B3e) to join their two AS350B already in service

Bell Donation to the École Nationale d’Aérotechnique Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd donated over 1,000 different kinds of parts, totalling nearly 30,000 items that were no longer used in aircraft production and can now be used for training purposes

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