Helicopter News August 07, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News August 07, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #353

Vinson Completes Osprey Fleet Battle Experiment Aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) completed a Fleet Battle Experiment (FBE) for the future Navy variant CMV-22B Osprey between July 22 and August 4

500 Units in Order for Russian Helicopters Rostec CEO stated that the Holding continues to be among the top players on the worldwide helicopter market and it will seek to strengthen its position via light and offshore models.

Erickson and Kestrel Extension in Australia Kestrel awarded a $24M two-year contract extension with NAFC for 6 firefighting Erickson S-64E helicopters in different locations throughout Australia

First Bell 505 for Paraguay Signature S.R.L. from Paraguay signed a letter of intent (LOI) for a corporate Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, the first in country and totaling 380 LOIs worldwide so far. Certification expected this year.

Hospital Wing of Memphis Second H130 Hospital Wing, Tennessee Memphis based HEMS, received its second H130 / EC130T2. Now operates 7 Airbus Helicopters aircraft.

Era Launches Drones Service with Total Safery Helicopter transport operator Era Group launch its Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) service through an exclusive agreement with Total Safety a FAA approved company to operate drones since February 2015

Russian Helicopters to Receive Composite Blades The new blades will enable higher resistance against impacts as compared to full metal blades. Military Mi-28NM will be the first to be upgraded

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