Newsletter #83

New EC225 / EC725 Redesigned Shaft Ready Since safety measures put in place in July 2013, the oil and gas fleet has progressively returned to full service and flown more than 80,000 hours. Now around 260 helicopters will be retrofitted in 18 months with the redesigned shaft.

Royal Jordanian Air Force Purchases Eight R44 The Royal Jordanian Air Force (RJAF) purchases eight Garmin equipped R44 Raven II for primary helicopter training to replace its fleet of Hughes 500D.

Great Western Air Ambulance new EC135 After a big fundraising campaign and support from members of the public Great Western Air Ambulance Charity have today received their new EC135 helicopter.

Russian Helicopters in Russia-China agreement Russia and China set out the core principles guiding the countries joint work across design certification, production, airworthiness certification for export and technical cooperation.

Norsk Luftambulanse Signs For An AW169 The AW169 will feature an advanced EMS configuration including state-of-the-art avionic for night and low-vis operations and a unique retractable Soft Terrain Ski solution.

Erickson Extension with US Military Sealift Command Erickson will provide ship-based SA330J Puma helicopters to support ship-to-ship and shore-to-ship vertical replenishment (VERTREP) in the Mediterranean Sea and Pacific Ocean.

Two Medical Bell 407GX for Russian Uralhelicom Uralhelicom signed for two Bell 407GXs to be used for utility and medical evacuation missions in the Primorsky government region in Russia

Volga-Dnepr Delivers Mi-8s To Fight Ebola In response to the Ebola virus outbreak Volga-Dnepr transported 3 Mi-8 helicopters for the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) in Sierra Leone

LCI first lessor of AW189 First of LCI 16 AW189 is on long term lease with the AgustaWestland Training Academy to be used as part of the conversion-to-type of pilots to fly the new helicopter