Helicopter News November 21, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News November 21, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #394

AW101 Merlin Mk4 Makes Maiden Flight Leonardo is upgrading 25 ex RAF Merlin Mk3/3A to the ‘Junglie’ Mk4/4A standard as part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract to be delivered between 2017 and 2020

Australian HATS EC135T2+ Final Delivery Last six, of 15, Airbus Germany EC135T2+ for the Australian Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). Chosen by Boeing Defence Australia for joint Navy/Army training.

ASG Remarketing 7 Asia-Pacific Bristow Helicopters Hong Kong’s Asian Sky Group (ASG) put on sale or lease seven Bristow’s offshore and utility Bell 412EP and S-76C++ helicopters in the Asia-Pacific region. All less than 10 years old

FAA Issues S-92A Emergency Airworthy Directive FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) Emergency Airworthiness Directive 2016-24-51 for Sikorsky S-92A helicopters with tail rotor pitch change shafts that have less than 80 hours of time in service

Brazil’s ANAC Certification for AW169 AW169 achieved basic certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil with deliveries to begin soon. Over 20 helicopters are in order for brazilian operators

Canadians Ends Relief Operation in New Zealand Canadian frigate HMCS Vancouver with its Sea King helicopter originally in New Zealand for the 75th RNZN Anniversary completed emergency relief operations in affected area hit by the earthquake

LFN AW119Kx Moves to Kelso Life Flight Network moving its AW119Kx stationed at PeaceHealth St John Medical Center (4WA3) in Longview, Washington, to the Southwest Washington Regional Airport (KKLS) in Kelso

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