Helicopter News November 14, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News November 14, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #391

Optionally-Piloted Helicopters Firefighting Demonstration carried out by an optionally piloted Kaman K-MAX, Sikorsky S-76 Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA), Indago quadrotor and Desert Hawk 3.1 fixed wing unmanned aircraft system

Spanish Amphibious Exercise GRUFLEX 61 1,200 Spanish marines, elements from the Spanish Army and Air Force along the Portuguese Navy taking part of amphibious exercise GRUFLEX 61 in Cadiz and the Balearic Islands

Bell AH-1Z Viper Offered to Romania Romanian aerospace manufacturer IAR signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bell Helicopter to discuss potential collaboration on the AH-1Z Viper gunship in case is purchased by Romania

Cormorant UAV First Fully Autonomous Flight Tactical Robotics from Israel announce its Cormorant Unmanned Air vehicle (UAV, formerly AirMule) prototype performed its first autonomous pattern flight including low flight over uneven terrain

Ecocopter Received Frasca EC135 Simulator Ecocopter flight training facility in Santiago, Chile taken delivery of a Frasca Intl EC135 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD). An AS350B3e simulator will be installed on April 2017

Rockwell Collins to Assist in FVL Development Rockwell Collins will assist the US Army in investigating advanced open-system architecture technologies for the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft

Able Expands Bell 206/407 MRO Services in Canada Able Aerospace Services, part of Textron, will expand its Bell 206 and 407 MRO service availability in Canada

California Guard Medevacs US Navy Contractor California Air National Guard’s 129th Rescue Wing HH-60G Pave Hawks refueled by a MC-130P Combat Shadow evacuated a civilian contractor from the USS Guadalupe (T-AO-200) 560 miles off the coast

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