Helicopter News March 02, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 02, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #286

Multi-Function Displays for German CH-53GS/GE German CH-53GS/GE helicopters to be upgraded with Esterline CMC Electronics’ CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and MFD-3068 Multi-Function Displays

DARPA Selects Aurora to Build VTOL X-Plane Aurora LightningStrike Vertical Takeoff and Landing Experimental Plane (VTOL X-Plane) has the first-ever distributed hybrid-electric propulsion system

Yokota AFB UH-1N New Rescue Hoists USAF 459th Airlift Squadron (459th AS) based at Yokota AFB, Japan,outfitted two of their UH-1N Hueys with new rescue hoists, improving their search and rescue capabilities

US Army Wants More Flexibility to Activate Reserves There are 186,000 U.S. Army soldiers deployed in 140 countries today, with 25,000 of those being National Guard and Army Reserve.

Korea VH-92 Electro-Optical Infrared Program Heli-One awarded a contract by the South Korean Defence Acquisition Program (DAPA) to complete the Electro-Optical Infrared (EO/IR) camera installation on the President S-92 helicopters

Aircraft Tracking Spidertracks Selected by 3 Companies New Zealand-based company for real-time aircraft tracking Spidertracks have been selected by three helicopter companies at Heli Expo in Kentucky

H215 in U.S. Demo Tour after Heli-Expo Airbus Helicopters H215 (AS332 C1e / L1e ) will embark on a US-wide demo tour following its appearance on static display at the Heli Expo international trade show

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