Helicopter News August 10, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News August 10, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #354

Kuwait Orders 30 H225M Caracal Kuwait signed for 30 H225M/EC725 Caracal helicopters. First announced on June 2015

Marines to Repair 147 CH-53E in 3 Years The Super Stallion Independent Readiness Review (SSIRR) led to a 110-day strip-rebuild process for each of the 147 CH-53E at New River, Miramar and Kaneohe Bay over the next 3 years

90 Airbus Helicopters in Rio 2016 Olympic Games 83 military helicopters and 7 civil Ecureuils supported by Airbus Helicopters’ local customer center Helibras has been deployed at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Pave Hawks Medevac Crewman from HMCS Calgary California Air National Guard Pave Hawks flew 800 miles over Pacific Ocean, air refueling from MC-130P Combat Shadow, to save their 1012 life

Russian Technical Support for Peru Mi-35 Russia signed contract to supply technical support for Peru Air Force Mi-35 helicopters which are heavily used in the fight against drug trafficking

Hawaii’s Paradise Helicopters Joins Bell CAP The Bell 407 fleet of Hawaii’s tour company Paradise Helicopters joined Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) through Able Aerospace Services

Mi-8/17 Service Center in Azerbaijan Russian Helicopters to open a repair center for Mi-8/17 in Azerbaijan. To be announced at ADEX 2016 September 27–30 in Baku

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