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Mar
04
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship for Puerto Rico Native Cristina Gonzalez

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(ORLANDO, FLORIDA – March 4, 2015) Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company once again sponsored a Whirly Girl Scholarship. Pilot Cristina Gonzalez from Puerto Rico was announced as the 2015 winner of the scholarship.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for Phase 1 ALIAS Program from DARPA

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STRATFORD, Connecticut -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Team Begins Final Assembly of Second Aircraft

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center.

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Mar
04
2015

First AW119Kx Helicopter Delivered to China

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental announced today the delivery of the first AW119Kx helicopter to China. The privately owned single-engine eight-place cabin class aircraft will be used for passenger transport. The first delivery of an AW119Kx to a Chinese customer follows the signing of a distributorship agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental in 2013 and the opening of a regional business headquarters in Shanghai in 2014.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky to Expand iFly Application to Include S-76D Helicopters

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STRATFORD, Connecticut -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced its expansion of the iFly SikorskyTM iPad application (app) to include support for S-76DTM helicopters. The iFly Sikorsky app is a flight calculator application that replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. This is the first version of the application that includes the S-76D™ helicopter model.

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Mar
04
2015

AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189 Helicopters for Falkland Islands Search & Rescue Requirement

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with AAR Airlift Group to provide two new generation AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland Islands.

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Mar
04
2015

EASA Approves Type Certification for S-76D™ Helicopter​

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ORLANDO, Florida -The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement with National Operations Centre, Air Division in Trinidad and Tobago for Bell 429 and Bell 412EPI

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Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) to the National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract was signed by NOCAD Executive Director Mr. Garvin Heerah in a formal signing ceremony at HAI.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky S-76D™ Kicks off International Demonstration Tour​

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that an S-76D™ helicopter will embark on an international demonstration tour beginning next week in Southeast Asia. The announcement was made at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

AgustaWestland Expands Presence in European Corporate Helicopter Market with New Contracts

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is experiencing a continued expansion of its presence in the European corporate helicopter market with new sales signed recently for four helicopters comprising one GrandNew light twin, two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. Deliveries will be completed by 2017

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Mar
04
2015

Airbus Helicopters Inc. to demonstrate first comprehensive HUMS Health and Flight Data System for light and medium helicopters

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 4, 2015) –Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, is collaborating with Ultra Electronics-Flightline Systems, of Victor, N.Y. to evaluate the first comprehensive and integrated Health Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) system to evaluate the potential to make these systems standard equipment on Part 27 and light Part 29 helicopters of the Airbus Helicopter family.

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Mar
04
2015

FAA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® Gross Weight Expansion and TCAS II​

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of a gross weight expansion (GWE) for the S-92® helicopter production configuration. The GWE increases the maximum take-off gross weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. In addition to GWE, the FAA also certified Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter integrated Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) II. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

First Bell 407GX Sold to Italian Customer at Heli-Expo

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Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 407GX to Italy-based, Elicompany. The aircraft, configured for corporate and VIP transport and charter, will be the first Bell 407GX to operate in Italy, and was the first sale conducted by Bell Helicopter’s new office in Milan, Italy.

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Mar
04
2015

Associated Aircraft Group Earns FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), a Sikorsky subsidiary company, has earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence for 2014. This coveted award is given to employers with 100 percent employee participation in an FAA-approved aviation maintenance training program. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award for life-saving helicopter missions presented to Snohomish County Rescue Team

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Mar 4, 2015) – For its work conducting critical life-saving rescue missions, the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, based in Everett, Wash., has been awarded the Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award.

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Mar
04
2015

MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental of China announced today that MIT Group of China will operate a total of six AW119Kx single engine helicopters to perform emergency medical service missions. Deliveries will start in summer 2015 and are expected to be completed by early 2016. Operational readiness will be achieved in March 2016. MIT Group also plans to further expand the fleet with an additional helicopter in the coming months.

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Mar
04
2015

HAI Chairman, Gale Wilson, Leads Hillcrest Aircraft Company to IS-BAO Stage 1 Registration

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ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce that Hillcrest Aircraft Company has achieved IS-BAO Stage 1 registration. The IS-BAO registration is awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) only to those aircraft operators who have demonstrated a commitment to establishing an effective and appropriate safety management system.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky Recognizes National Helicopter Services Ltd. for Recent S-76D™ Helicopter Milestones

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ORLANDO, Florida - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recognized National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL) today for its successes with the S-76D™ helicopter. The event was held at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Composite Helicopters Exhibits Strong Interest and Support at HAI

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Composite Helicopters, innovators of the patented EvoStrength™ technology, has shown robust interest in their first live-demo at Heli-Expo 2015. After signing a MOU with Rolls-Royce to place the RR300 engine into their new KC630 helicopter, Composite demonstrated for a crowd of eager on-lookers the “dent proof” material of their helicopters – even allowing conference attendees to slam on a panel with a hammer.

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Mar
04
2015

Era Group Inc. Accepts First Baseline S-92® Helicopter​

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced that Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) recently accepted delivery of a baseline S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Enstrom Announces JSDF Deliveries Complete

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Menominee, Michigan—Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the final 4 Enstrom 480B turbine training helicopters were accepted by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The aircraft were delivered by Aero Facility Co Ltd, Enstrom’s authorized sales representative in Japan.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue​

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS). Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Military says helicopters over Parliament Hill last Friday provided tour to ... - APTN National News

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APTN National NewsMilitary says helicopters over Parliament Hill last Friday provided tour to ...APTN National NewsA Canadian Forces spokesperson says the two military helicopters which flew over

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Mar
04
2015

AAR Airlift Signs for Two AW-189 SAR Helicopters - Aviation International News

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AAR Airlift Signs for Two AW-189 SAR HelicoptersAviation International NewsAAR Airlift Group of Wood Dale, Ill., signed an order yesterday at Heli-Expo 2015 for two new-production AgustaWestland

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Mar
04
2015

RPT--German lawmakers approve military's purchase of Airbus helicopters - Reuters

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RPT--German lawmakers approve military's purchase of Airbus helicoptersReutersBERLIN, March 4 (Reuters) - German lawmakers on Wednesday approved the 1.4 billion euro ($1.6 billion) purchase of 18 "Sea

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Mar
04
2015

New Enstrom helicopter presented at Heli-Expo - UpperMichigansSource.com

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UpperMichigansSource.comNew Enstrom helicopter presented at Heli-ExpoUpperMichigansSource.com"Enstrom unveiled the TH180 mockup at last year's Heli-Expo, and one year later we are showcasing the

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Mar
04
2015

Zeldin Asks FAA To Change Helicopter Rules For Noise Mitigation - 27east.com

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27east.comZeldin Asks FAA To Change Helicopter Rules For Noise Mitigation27east.comIn his letter to Michael Huerta, the administrator of the FAA in Washington, D.C., Mr. Zeldin wrote that the FAA's

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Mar
04
2015

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92® Helicopter - PR Newswire (press release)

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Aviation International NewsNorth Slope Borough Signs for S-92® HelicopterPR Newswire (press release)ORLANDO, Fla., March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that North

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Mar
04
2015

China Set To Overtake Japan as Leading Asian Rotorcraft Hub - Aviation International News

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Shephard MediaChina Set To Overtake Japan as Leading Asian Rotorcraft HubAviation International NewsThe Asia-Pacific region's helicopter fleet grew by 9 percent last year, with the total number of

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Mar
04
2015

Global Helicopters Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 with Bell, Airbus ... - PR Newswire (press release)

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Global Helicopters Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2019 with Bell, Airbus ...PR Newswire (press release)Despite having a considerably smaller share in global helicopter market, Latin America is

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