Helicopter News February 29, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News February 29, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #285 Heli-Expo 2016

AW109 Trekker First Flight Finmeccanica announced the maiden flight of the new AgustaWestland AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter prototype at Cascina Costa , Italy

SKYe SH09 Second Prototype First Flight SKYe SH09 helicopter second prototype performed first flight February 26 at the Mollis airport facilities of Marenco Swisshelicopter in Switzerland

Norwegian NH90 Self Protection Suite The Norwegian Self- protection suite is a state of the art system able to detect and counter a wide variety of RF, Laser and IR guided threats.

Bell Helicopter at Heli-Expo 2016 Bell Helicopter will showcase the 525, 505, 429, 412EPI and 407GXP models plus the V-280 mock-up in the HAI Heli-EXPO 2016 at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, February 29-March 3

Airbus Helicopters at Heli-Expo 2016 Airbus Helicopters will showcase the H125 in law enforcement configuration; the H130 in utility configuration; the H135 and H145 in VIP configuration and the H215 in utility configuration

MD902 Explorer with InSight Integrated Flight Deck Universal Avionics announces first flight of MD902 Explorer with the InSight Integrated Flight Deck at the MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona facility

Era is the First Operator with a S-92 GWE Sikorsky recognized Era Group Inc. as the first operator to enter revenue service with a new production Sikorsky S-92 helicopter with Gross Weight Expansion (GWE)

AgustaWestland at Heli-Expo 2016 Finmeccanica announced 25 AW119Kx ordered by Sino-US of China, a GrandNew by Japan Niigata Prefecture, re-launch of PZL SW-4 as AW009 and celebrating 100,000 flight hours by Era Group AW139 fleet

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