Helicopter News March 14, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 14, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #291

Second CH-53K Joins Flight Test Program Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, announced the second CH-53K helicopter has joined the flight test program and achieved first flight.

HAL LCH Fires Rockets India s HAL Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) has achieved another milestone by satisfactory firing of Rockets (70 mm) from its prototype, TD-3 in weaponized configuration

Japan Coast Guard Orders Sixth H225 Japan Coast Guard ordered their sixth H225/EC225LP as part of its older AS332L1 Super Puma fleet renewal plans. The helicopter is scheduled for delivery by the end of 2018

Northwest MedStar to Integrate into LFN Northwest MedStar is integrating into Oregon-based Life Flight Network which is opening new helicopter bases in Colville and Walla Walla, Washington

Simplex Aerospace Celebrates 70 Anniversary Simplex Aerospace, a global leader in design, manufacturing, and certification of aerial application systems and mission equipment, is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2016

HAL and PHL to Establish Helicopter MRO at Delhi HAL and Pawan Hans Ltd (PHL) signed an MoU to establish a Joint Venture at Rohini, Delhi to carry-out the maintenance work related to all types of helicopters

Thailand R44s to Receive Maintenance in California Defense Export & Logistics (DXL) subcontracted California based Oxnard Light Helicopter Depot to performed overhaul and maintenance to Thailand Department of Civil Aviation R44 helicopters

NY National Guard Train Helo Evacuation Techniques When a wounded soldier needs an medical air evacuation (MedEvac) and the helicopter cannot find a place to land they will hoist medics and their patients

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