Helicopter News May 05, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News May 05, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #312

Bell V-280 Valor Wing and Fuselage Joined The V-280 Joint Multi Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) is taking form as the wing and nacelles joined successfully to the aircraft fuselage. The first flight is scheduled for September 2017

Third AW609 Tiltrotor Prototype Closer To Maiden Flight Third AW609 prototype completed first ground round in Italy. Now flight tests are scheduled in mid-2016 in Philadelphia with certification expected in 2018

CHC Group Files for Bankruptcy Protection CHC Group filed voluntary petitions for relief in the United States Bankruptcy Court to facilitate the restructuring of its balance sheet and fleet, and position the Company for long-term success.

Starspeed Ltd 40 Years Of Operation This year has seen Starspeed, UK based VIP operator, operate in its 60th country

US Army Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) The US Army Improved Turbine Engine Program (ITEP) will eventually replace the existing General Electric T700-GE-701C/D engines that now power AH-64 Apache and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters

EASA Task Force to Assess Drones Aircraft Risk Collision The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announces creation of a task force to assess the risk of collision between drones and aircraft

Bell Helicopter Donates to US Army Aviation Museum Bell Helicopter donated $5,000 in support of the Army Aviation Museum during the 2016 Army Aviation Association of America’s Mission Solutions Summit

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