Helicopter News December 26, 2015 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 26, 2015 by Helis.com

Newsletter #266

AgustaWestland now Finmeccanica Helicopters From 1 January 2016 Finmeccanica 4 sectors ( Helicopters, Aeronautics, Electronics, Defence & Security Systems and Space ) will become one single organisation.

Marine Corps Pilot Flies New CH-53K King Stallion Lt Col Jonathan Morel became the first U.S. Marine to fly the new CH-53K helicopter at Sikorsky s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Fresno County Sheriff Office Orders MD530F Fresno County Sherriff’s Office in California has ordered a new MD530F helicopter. Expected to begin its service in the fourth quarter, 2016. Currently using 2 MD500E since 1997

Coast Guard Remembers Crew of HH-52A 1363 The U.S. Coast Guard held a memorial service in remembrance of the HH-52A 1363 helicopter crashed on December 22, 1964 during the North Coast’s “Storm of the Century."

US Army HH-60M Supports Bundeswehr Training US Army 4-3 AVN, current rotational aviation force attached to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade based in Germany, sent HH-60 Medevac Black Hawk to support training for German Bundeswehr Soldiers

Miss Virginia Visited Marines at Quantico Miss Virginia 2015, Savannah M. Lane, visited Marines aboard Marine Corps Base Quantico, home of presidential squadron HMX-1

L-3 Vertex Awarded $25M for TH-57 support L-3 Communications Vertex Aerospace awarded a $25M contract for logistics and depot level services for US Navy Naval Air Training Command’s Bell TH-57 helicopters

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