Helicopter News March 17, 2017 by Helis.com
Helicopter News March 17, 2017 by Helis.com


Newsletter #437


NATO Special Operations Combat Medic Course After a 22-week course at the International Special Training Centre (ISTC) in Germany, soldiers from 10 NATO and partner nations graduated from the inaugural NATO Special Operations Combat Medic Course

USCG HITRON Record 500th Drug Bust US Coast Guard’s Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron (HITRON) has interdicted 500 vessels transporting approx 422 ton of cocaine and 27 ton of marijuana since 2010

R44 to Survey National Grid’ Pipeline Fleet Three Helicentre Aviation’ R44 Raven II helicopters replacing leased Bell 206 in the UK’s National Grid largest onshore pipeline surveillance contract

Swiss EC635 at NATO DVE Flight Trials RUAG Aviation integrated a pilot assistance and helicopter safety solution on the Swiss Air Force EC635 for NATO Degraded Visual Environments (DVE) trials held at Alggialp last February

Van Horn Bell 206B Composite Blades in Australia Australia-based Heliwest Services and U.S-based Van Horn Aviation (VHA) recently assisted with the first flight of the Van Horn 206B composite main rotor blades in Australian skies over Melbourne

Diamond Maintenance Award for Air Evac Lifeteam Air Evac Lifeteam is now the largest Part 135 aviation operator to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA’s) Diamond Maintenance Award

New Aux Fuel Tanks for UH-1Y and AH-1Z Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron HMLA-267 used new auxiliary fuel tanks in the AH-1Z Viper and UH-1Y Venom for a 25% range increase during recent flights based from Okinawa, Japan



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