Helicopter News December 23, 2016 by Helis.com
Helicopter News December 23, 2016 by Helis.com

Newsletter #407

Bell 505 Achieves Canadian Type Certification The Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has been certified by the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA)

Kumamoto Firefighters Orders AS365N3+ Kumamoto Prefecture in Japan orders an AS365N3+ to replace the current AS365N3 in service. Delivery is scheduled in spring 2018.

KBR Training Contract for Royal Australian Navy KBR to design and deliver, in a 5 year period, live, virtual and constructive training environments and management systems to the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) at HMAS Cerberus, Victoria

Héli-Union, Safran Partnership in Africa Héli-Union and Turbomeca (Safran) partnership for helicopter equipment distribution within the African market covering classic engines up to Makila model.

Leonardo Acquires Sistemi Dinamici SpA Leonardo acquires Sistemi Dinamici SpA obtaining full control of the Hero unmanned programme. SD-150 Hero is an unmanned light helicopter developed for various civil and military applications

DARPA’s ALIAS Phase 2 Flight Tests DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program Phase 2 completed flight tests with a Cessna 208 Caravan fixed-wing aircraft and the Sikorsky S-76 MATRIX helicopter

New Simulation Software Improves Helicopter Pilot Training New simulation software being developed by the Technical University of Munich aims to better model turbulent airflow near ships, buildings, and other large objects

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