Helicopter News April 21, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News April 21, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #307

UK 815 NAS Starts Receiving AW159 Wildcat 815 Naval Air Squadron received first four of 12 new AW159 Wildcats begining the transition from the Westland Lynx after 35 years. The unit Lynx Mk8 will be completely replaced by mid next year

Tanked Chinook Wins US Forest Service Contracts Columbia Helicopters has five aircraft under contract with the U.S. Forest Service this season for firefighting and is introducing the (former US Army) CH-47D Chinook tanked Helicopters

Glass Cockpit Upgrade for Malaysia S-61A-4 Nuri Heli-One (Norway) and AIROD to provide glass cockpit upgrade of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) Sikorsky S-61A-4 Nuri helicopters expanding its life-span for at least another 15 years.

JTF-Bravo Support Panama in Fighting Wildfire U.S. Joint Task Force-Bravo, based in Honduras, partnered with Panamanian Public Forces to contain multiple life-threatening wildfires at Darien province in Panama

US, South Korea in Large-scale River Crossing Exercise U.S. and South Korea armies performed the largest river crossing exercise in more than a decade involving both air and beach assaults to cross the Imjin River

USAF PJs in CSAR Demo at RAF Lakenheath RAF Lakenheath new drop zone was the scenario for USAF 48th Security Forces Squadron, the 56th and 57th Rescue Squadron showcasing pararescuemen (PJs) in a CSAR demonstration from Pave Hawk helicopter

HM-14 Conducts Five Helicopter Formation US Helicopter Mine Countermeasures Squadron HM-14 "Vanguard", based at NAS Norfolk, conduct the first five MH-53E Sea Dragon flight formation since 2006

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