Helicopter News March 28, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 28, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #296

Royal Navy Retired Sea King HC.4 Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm decommissioned 848 Naval Air Squadron and retired the Junglie Westland Sea King HC.4 with a ceremony at RNAS Yeovilton

Operation Ossau Air Units in Mali Four Gazelle, four Tiger, three NH90 Cayman and six Puma helicopters are operating with French forces in Operation Ossau, part of Operation Barkhane in Mali

12th CAB Chinooks Training in Grafenwoehr U.S. Army 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted sling load and air operations training with CH-47F Chinook helicopters at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany

40th CAB and USS Ponce Interoperability Exercise California Army National Guard 40th Combat Aviation Brigade Apaches and Chinooks conducted training exercise aboard the USS Ponce (AFSB(I)-15, interim Afloat Forward Staging Base) in the Persian Gulf

Improved Medical Interior for PHI’s Bell 407 LifePort developed the Utility Mount and Oxygen Cylinder Mount in partnership with PHI, Inc., for PHI’s fleet of Bell 407 helicopters

Mi-17 New After-Sale Service in India Russian Helicopters is looking to sign a long-term maintenance agreement with the Indian Ministry of Defense to provide after-sales service for Mi-17 helicopters.

FlightSafety International 65th Anniversary FlightSafety International, the global professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, marks the 65th anniversary of its founding.

UK Ambulance EHAAT Orders AW169 The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT), thanks fundraising, will purchase its own helicopter for the first time in their 20 year history. The AW169 will start operating June 2017

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