Helicopter News Year 2006

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Dec 13: First three NH90 TTH to German Army
Dec 11: First UH-72A Lakota delivered to US Army
Dec 07: AgustaWestland PZL-Swidnik Partnering Agreement
Dec 04: Duo to Attempt First Pole to Pole Around the World Flight
Dec 04: Libyan Red Crescent Purchases Five A119 Koalas
Nov 22: BA609 Tiltrotor Second Prototype Achieves First Flight - BA609
Nov 20: Boeing Awarded Contract for 11 US Army AH-64D
Nov 17: Bell-Boeing Team Begins CV-22 Support at Hurlburt Field - V-22
Nov 16: Test Flight Program Advances for Boeing A160 Hummingbird UAV
Nov 09: US Army Places Second Production Order For UH-145
Nov 09: Boeing Awarded U.S. Air Force Combat Search and Rescue Contract - CSAR-X
Nov 02: Pentagon approves plan to buy new helicopters - CSAR-X
Oct 25: New Boeing CH-47F Takes Flight
Oct 18: Japanese Coast Guard Selects AW139 for SAR Operations
Oct 09: Boeing Manned/Unmanned Light Helicopter Makes First Flight
Oct 03: Hellenic Eurocopter programs update
Oct 02: EH101 IMOS Goes Live
Sep 27: First Production H-1 Helicopters Rollout
Sep 27: New High Performance EH101 Enters Flight Test Phase
Sep 26: AgustaWestland Awarded Indian Navy Sea King Recovery Contract
Sep 21: First AW139 Delivery To South Africa
Sep 20: Sikorsky Aircraft Signs Strategic MOU with PZL Mielec
Sep 20: South Africa National Port Authority Selects The A109 Power
Sep 20: Nigerian Government Orders AW139 Helicopters
Sep 14: MD Helicopters NOTAR Fleet Clocks 670,000 Flight Hours - MDHI
Sep 14: Malaysian Army Aviation Receives 11th and Final A109 LOH
Sep 13: Eurocopter delivers the 400th EC120 Helicopter
Sep 13: Wind Tunnel Testing Completed on Bell Boeing Quad Tiltrotor - Quad tiltrotor
Sep 12: Swiss Air-Rescue, REGA, selects the Agusta A109K2
Sep 08: German Army School clocks up 30,000 Hours with EC135
Aug 30: Eurocopter delivers the 500th EC135 Helicopter
Aug 28: Eurocopter delivers 1st Cougar helicopter to Bulgaria
Aug 14: Boeing Selects Honeywell Engines for CSAR-X Program - CSAR-X
Aug 11: Irish Air Corps Receive Their First AW139
Aug 09: Boeing Delivers 501st AH-64D Apache Longbow to US Army
July 31: First New Production UH-60M Black Hawk delivered to US Army
July 31: Royal New Zealand Air Force places firm order for 9 NH-90s
July 26: Boeing and US Army Sign Block III Apache Longbow Contract
July 20: ARH-70A First Flight
July 18: Portuguese Air Force Receives 12th and Final EH101
July 18: Sikorsky-Made S-92 Fleet Reaches 20,000 Flight Hour Milestone
July 14: U.S. Customs and Border Protection takes Delivery of its first EC120
Jul 12: Boeing Unmanned Little Bird Demonstrator First Flight
Jun 29: US Army selects Eurocopter UH-145 for its LUH Requirement - UH-72
Jun 29: Sikorsky Selects Rockwell Collins to Provide CH-53K Avionics
Jun 28: USCG Receives First of Upgraded HH-65C
Jun 19: 34 NH90 Additional Helicopters for Australia
Jun 16: USMC MV-22 Osprey completes non-stop flight - V-22
Jun 15: Boeing Unveils New CH-47F Chinook Helicopter to US Army
Jun 09: PZL Swidnik Deliver 500th Airframe to AgustaWestland
May 22: Boeing Support Systems to Keep UK Chinooks Flying
Apr 24: South African Super Lynx 300 First Flight
Apr 20: Helicopter pioneer Stanley Hiller dies, aged 81
Apr 05: Sikorsky Awarded $3.0B Contract For US Marine Corps - CH-53K
Apr 01: A109 Powers Enter Service With 32 (The Royal) Squadron
Mar 31: Brazilian Company Cosan SA Takes Delivery of a Grand
Mar 08: First HH-3F With New Avionics Delivered To Italian Air Force
Mar 04: VMM-263 become first operational MV-22 Osprey squadron - V-22
Mar 01: AH-1Z/UH-1Y complete developmental testing
Feb 28: MD Helicopters Makes Safety Equipment Standard On All Aircraft
Feb 28: Bell Flies 429 New Rotor System for the First Time
Feb 21: Airborne Mine Counter Measures EH101
Feb 21: AB139 Programme Update
Feb 08: VMMT-204 graduates first Osprey crew chiefs - V-22
Jan 23: Bell 412 LUH Global Rescue
Jan 17: AgustaWestland forms LIATEC in Lybia
Jan 12: AgustaWestland Launches HEAT Programme for EH101 Merlin

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