Helicopter News March 22, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 22, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #294

Better Gear for Arctic Helicopter Crews Working in close vicinity to a spinning rotor in arctic conditions is a very demanding situation faced daily by aircrews in northern climes.

Norwegian First AW101 Maiden Flight Finmeccanica announced the first of 16 AgustaWestland AW101 for Norway successfully performed its maiden flight at its Yeovil factory in the UK on 21st March 2016.

RAF Puma HC.2 Fleet Reaches 10,000 Flight Hours The 24 Puma HC.2 upgraded in France and Romania under the RAF Puma Life Extension Programme (LEP) between 2012 and March 2015 have reached 10,000 flight hours last february

First Kawasaki BK117C2 to Japan National Police Kawasaki Heavy Industries delivered the first BK117 C-2 (EC145) to the Japan National Police Agency. Will be deployed by the Kanagawa and Chiba Prefectural Polices.

Oceania Aviation First R44 Order in Two Years Oceania Aviation, the Robinson helicopter distributor for New Zealand’s South Island, received order for first new R44 to arrive in New Zealand in over two years.

Heli-One Develops Repair Capability for S-92 Air Inlet Heli-One, CHC MRO service, announced it has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet.

Russian Helicopters at Defexpo India 2016 Russian Helicopters will showcase its newest Mi-38 and Ka-226T at Defexpo India 2016, March 28-31 in Quitol, Goa

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