Newsletter #93 Zhuhai Air Show 2014

Milestone Finances Bristow UK SAR Fleet Milestone will provide Bristow 11 Sikorsky S-92 and one AW189 helicopters, a combined value of more US$420 million, for UK SAR services on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) from 2015

442 Squadron “Rescue 903” wins 2014 Cormorant Trophy RCAF 442 Sqd “Rescue 903” wins this year for a rescue on August 1st 2013 of an injured hiker on a mountain ledge at 9,300 feet (2834 m) on the edge of the helicopter performance envelope

Bell 505 and 525 in China for First Time Bell Helicopter will showcase the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, Bell 525 Relentless, these both for the first time, and the Bell 407GX at the Zhuhai Airshow China in Guangdong from November 11–16

Six Bell 407GX Sales at Airshow China 2014 Bell Helicopter announced the sale of six Bell 407GX aircraft at Airshow China in Zhuhai

Reignwood of China orders 50 Bell 505 Bell Helicopter announced it has signed a letter of intent with Chinese Reignwood for 50 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft during the Airshow China in Zhuhai

China Kingwing New Service Centre for AW139 Kingwing General Aviation has been appointed an Authorized Service Centre in China for the AgustaWestland AW139 through three bases in Shanghai Gaodong, Xiamen and Fuzhou Zhuqi

Chinese Private Operator Orders an AW119Kx AgustaWestland and official non-exclusive distributor Sino-US Intercontinental announced today the sale of an AW119Kx single engine helicopter to a private operator in China.

Rostec and AVIC Signed Cooperation Agreement Russian Rostec Corp and Chinese AVIC have reached an agreement for joint projects in aircraft, helicopter, engine production and avionics during the Zhuhai Aviation and Aerospace Airshow

CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company First S-92 China CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has accepted delivery of its first Sikorsky S-92. The second helicopter ordered is scheduled for delivery in March 2015.

Sikorsky at Zhuhai Air Show 2014 Sikorsky will celebrate its 30th anniversary in China together with China civil aviation industry peers at Air Show China, November 11-16, 2014, in Zhuhai, China.

Turbomeca at Airshow China Turbomeca will display two mockups of Ardiden 3C and Arrius 2 turboshaft engines at the Safran booth, Airshow China 2014, from 11th to 16th November 2014

Italian Minister of Defence visits PZL-Świdnik The Italian Minister of Defence, Roberta Pinotti, visited PZL-Świdnik, a subsidiary of Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland, during her official tour in Poland.

Metro Aviation receives Brazilian Validation for EC145 Matro Aviation received Brazilian validations for several installations already standard in USA for the EC145T1 helicopter allowing to install the latest communication and navigation systems

HSM-70 Spartans return from nine-month deployment US Navy HSM-70 Squadron attached to Carrier Air Wing 8 George H W Bush Strike Group return to NAS Jacksonville after a nine-month combat deployment to the Arabian Gulf, Mediterranean and Black Sea