Helicopter News February 09, 2017 by Helis.com
Helicopter News February 09, 2017 by Helis.com

Newsletter #424

Bell Helicopter Awarded Contract for 25 AH-1Z Viper US Marines secures Lot 14 contract for 25 Bell AH-1Z Viper new build helicopters to be delivered by 2020

AW609 Preparing For Icing Trials The AW609 third prototype based at Leonardo’s facility in Philadelphia expected to start icing trials soon. FAA certification is on track for 2018​

Petrobras Recognized Líder Aviação Brazilian company Líder Aviação, a Bristow partner, received the Petrobras Excellence Award in Air Transport Operations (Peotram) 2016 in recognition of the quality and safety of its work

Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management Shadin Avionics received FAA Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the installation of a RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System on the Robinson R66 helicopter and Rolls-Royce RR300 engine

Downward Trend for U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate The United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST) data shows that the 2016 accident rate was 3.19 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2015 of 3.67

Canada Approves S-76D Night Vision Lighting Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) approves Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) night vision lighting modification for the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter

2016 Diamond Award of Excellence to Maverick Maverick Helicopters from Las Vegas, Nevada, received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2016 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award”

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