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JANUARY

UK: Essex Air Ambulance launches the Challenge Badge

The Fundraising team at Essex Air Ambulance is very excited to launch the first Air Ambulance Challenge badge for Guides, Brownies, Scouts, Cubs, Beavers & Rainbows. The aim of the Challenge is for participants to gain their ‘Essex Air Ambulance Challenge Badge’ whilst raising awareness and vital funds to keep the life-saving helicopter flying. The […]

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JANUARY

Bahrain Airshow: Turkey’s TAI T-129 ATAK attack helicopter makes debut

The T-129 is an extensively modernised and upgraded derivative of the AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta, with more powerful LHTEC CTS800-4N engines (from the ill-fated RAH-66 Comanche programme) built under licence by Tussah Engine Industries (TEI) and with indigenous avionics, weapons systems, and self-protection suites. The Turkish Land Forces have ordered 59 T-129s in total, comprising nine […]

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JANUARY

Bahrain International Airshow

The third Bahrain International Airshow will return to the Kingdom on 16-18 January 2014. Its unique location at the Sakhir Airbase offers visitors the opportunity to experience one of the best flying displays in the Middle East. In addition to the flying display, there are a whole host of attractions to keep all the family […]

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JANUARY

AgustaWestland: Apply now to get an apprenticeship

AgustaWestland is a world leader in helicopter manufacture, based in Yeovil, Somerset. They design, develop and manufacture a wide range of the most advanced helicopters & rotary wing technology, for both civil and military customers. Each year, they we seek to attract a high calibre of enthusiastic people to join their highly regarded Engineering apprenticeships. As an […]

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JANUARY

New coastguard helicopter in Dublin

The entire Irish Coast Guard fleet has been upgraded with the unveiling of a new search and rescue helicopter for the Dublin region. In the last year, the Coastguard dealt with 2,627 incidents last year, which represents a 33% increase in 12 months. The Coast Guard dealt with a total of 2,627 missions involving fishing […]

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JANUARY

A second police helicopter for southeast Queensland

A second police helicopter will begin patrolling Queensland skies from July. The chopper will be based in Archerfield airport in Brisbane but could be deployed elsewhere if required. Police Commissioner Ian Stewart said the helicopter was an important tool to prevent, detect and solve crime.’It has proven valuable in performing a range of policing functions such […]

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DECEMBER

Synthetic vision to operate helicopters in the dust

Three U.S. defense contractors are developing synthetic-vision helicopter avionics that capitalizes on data from existing onboard sensors to help U.S. Special Operations helicopter pilots deal with brownout conditions and other degraded visual environments (DVE) during challenging missions. Officials of the Technical Applications Contracting Office at Fort Eustis, Va., are awarding the contracts on behalf of […]

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DECEMBER

16 Agusta Westland helicopters in Norway

Norway will sign a contract with Agusta Westland, a unit of Italian defence group Finmeccanica , for 16 search-and-rescue helicopters for 6.25 billion crowns ($1.01 billion), the Norwegian government said on Tuesday. The government said in November it had chosen AugustaWestland for the final round of talks after a tender that also included Franco-German group […]

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DECEMBER

Abu Dhabi Aviation to get a Bell 412EPI

Abu Dhabi Aviation, the largest commercial helicopter operator in the region, is set to acquire a Bell 412EPI helicopter from Hawker Pacific, a leading aircraft sales and product support company in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East. The Bell 412EPI is the first of its kind to be delivered worldwide and will be used for […]

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