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FEBRUARY

New App for the HAI HELI-EXPO 2014

Helicopter Association International has just launched a new app for the HAI HELI-EXPO 2014. HAI is the professional trade association for the international helicopter community. Its 1,800-plus-member organiza­tions and 1,900 individual members, in 74 nations, operate more than 5,000 helicopters approxi­mately 2.3 million hours each year. HAI is dedicated to the promotion of the helicopter as […]

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FEBRUARY

Bell Helicopter Delivers First 407GX to India

Source: Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, is pleased to announce the first delivery of a Bell 407GX in India to SpanAir, the country’s leading air charter company. Specializing in customized travel options, SpanAir offers a fleet of aircraft fully equipped with the latest in aviation and safety technology, including all weather and […]

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FEBRUARY

You want to have a great job in aviation?

Check out the 2014 Careers in Aviation Expo Toronto, ON – March 1, 2014 & Calgary, AB – April 26, 2014 Whether you are looking for a career change or just about to start one, come learn about different career paths the aviation industry has to offer: airplane pilots, helicopter pilots, maintenance engineers, aerospace design […]

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FEBRUARY

Missouri: LifeFlight puts new helicopter in service at Trenton base

LifeFlight Eagle has placed into service two new state-of-the-art Bell 407GX helicopters at its Harrisonville and Trenton bases. The new aircraft were purchased as part of the non-profit organization’s fleet replacement program, and reflect LifeFlight Eagle’s ongoing commitment to the community to provide life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Missouri and Kansas. […]

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FEBRUARY

Weststar Aviation secures deal to purchase 10 AW139 helicopters

KUALA LUMPUR: Weststar Aviation Services has inked a deal today with Italy’s AgustaWestland to purchase 10 more AW139 helicopters, as part of the company’s expansion strategy. “AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and Weststar Aviation Services are pleased to announce that a contract for 10 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters was signed today at the Singapore Air Show […]

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FEBRUARY

Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25 celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Guam  – Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 25’s [HSC] recently celebrated its 30th Anniversary. Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron TWO FIVE (HSC-25) is the Navy’s only forward deployed MH-60S expeditionary squadron. HSC-25 is based at Guam’s Andersen Air Force Base, and it is the Navy’s only squadron that maintains a 24-hour search and rescue and medical evacuation […]

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FEBRUARY

Sikorsky Prize winner AeroVelo featured in Chevrolet Olympics commercial

AHS Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition winner AeroVelo appears in Chevy Olympics commercial. The Canadian team was one of two teams that have been working hard to claim the $250,000 Sikorsky prize for the first human-powered helicopter than can fly to a height of three meters and stay aloft for at least 60 seconds, which […]

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JANUARY

1,000 jobs in the UK secured with new contract for Agusta Westland

Helicopter-maker AgustaWestland has been awarded two Ministry of Defence contracts worth £760 million which will secure more than 1,000 jobs in the UK. The aim is to future-proof two fleets of military helicopters – the Merlins and Apaches. On a visit to the Yeovil-based company, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond told BBC Breakfast News: “This is […]

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JANUARY

American Helicopter Society (AHS) Scholarships

Message from the American Helicopter SocietyUniversity students: the deadline to apply for the most prestigious scholarships in vertical flight technology is this Saturday, Feb 1.The application, all letters of recommendation and official transcripts must be received or postmarked by Saturday. From the website: Students – don’t miss your opportunity to compete for one of our […]

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JANUARY

497 deliveries for Airbus Helicopters in 2013

PARIS: Airbus Helicopters, formerly called Eurocopter, said on Tuesday that it delivered 497 helicopters in 2013, up from 475 in the previous year. In a change of its usual reporting practice, the company said at a news conference that it would not give detailed operational figures ahead of parent Airbus Group’s full-year results on Feb. […]

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