Newsletter #85

Mi-38 pre-series production prototype first flight The fourth prototype of the new multirole Mi-38 helicopter has carried out a series of ground runs and completed its first flight Kazan Helicopters test flight centre.

USAF Helicopter Conference Discuss Future U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command Helicopter Operations Division hosted the World-Wide Helicopter Conference at Barksdale AFB Oct 7-9 to discuss the current and future state of USAF helicopter fleets.

Luxury Bell 429 at NBAA 2014 Conference Bell Helicopter display the Bell 429 in corporate/VIP configuration at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2014 conference, held in Orlando, Florida from October 21 to 23

Helibras EC225 / EC725 training center in Brazil Helibras launched construction of new training and simulation center (CTS) by Indra for EC225 and EC725 operators in Rio de Janeiro.

AS350B3 works in longest urban cable car in Bolivia An AS350B3 helicopter operated by the Bolivian Air Force helped in the construction of the world’s longest urban aerial cable-car system at La Paz city. It hung all 4,000 meters of the cable network

AgustaWestland Training for Lufttransport and Bel Air Bel Air of Denmark has signed a five years training contract package including simulator training for the AW139 and the AW189 helicopters. Lufttransport AS of Norway has signed a three year flight simulator contract for the AW139 and AW169 .

A MH-47G is 160th SOAR first new Chinook in 30 years A new build MH-47G, tail number 2901, is the first new Chinook delivered to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) since the unit was activated in 1981

Northrop Grumman LCR-350 AHRS in Airbus Helicopters Northrop Grumman LITEF Germany has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to certify and deliver its new LCR-350 Attitude and Heading Reference System (AHRS) for several helicopter platforms.