Helicopter News August 24, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News August 24, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #358

New MD530F to Afghan Air Force Brings Total to 27 Four more MD530F arrived via C-17 at Kabul bringing the Afghan Air Force total to 27 Cayuse Warrior helicopters. As the ones delivered in July they have a new sighting system

Pegaso From Mexico Receives First H175 First H175 in the Americas was delivered to Mexican company Transportes Aéreos Pegaso for offshore operations in the Gulf of Mexico. A second helicopter will be delivered in 2017

ATEC HPW3000 Engine for Black Hawk and Apache Two-year contract, part of US Army’s Improved Turbine Engine program (ITEP) to support the design of ATEC’s HPW3000, a 3,000 shp new turbine engine for the Black Hawk and Apache

Alabama Sends Second Lakota to Mexico's Border Alabama Army National Guard sent two of its four UH-72 Lakota to Marana, Arizona to assist U.S. Border Patrol agencies protecting the border with Mexico

Argentina Certifies HFTC Simulators Argentina’s Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) certified AS350, EC135 and Bell 407 simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana for Argentine pilots

Mi-8/17 Service Center in Iran Russian Helicopters authorized the Iranian Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) to repair components of Mi- series thus joinining Azerbaijan, Egypt and India

Oceania Aviation Upgrades Bo105 hoist Oceania Aviation Bo105 conversion installs the Breeze Eastern HS20200 600-pound hoist system

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