INDUSTRY UPDATES

Source: Rotorhub
CPI Aero awarded S-92 follow-on contract

Sikorsky gave a follow-on contract to CPI Aero to provide them with structural assemblies and kits.

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Source: Rotorhub
Austria opts for Acehawk avionics

The fully integrated flight management system also features panoramic view, synthetic vision technology, traffic system, global connectivity, flight data services and third party radios and sensors.

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Source: Flight Global
Bell 505 secures FAA certification

Bell is now working to convert the letters of intent into firm orders.

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Source: Rotorhub
Enstrom's TH180 programme progressing

This aircraft is designed to be capable of carrying out patrol and surveillance missions.

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Source: Flight Global
Airbus Helicopters breaks ground on China H135 assembly line

The facility will operate as a joint venture between Airbus Helicopters, which holds 51%, and Qingdqo United General Aviation Company, which is owned by a joint venture of two Chinese general aviation firms.

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Source: Rotorhub
K-MAX helicopters near delivery

Kaman Aerosystems has completed the first flight of a K-MAX airframe manufactured on its newly reopened commercial production line, the company announced on 19 May. The K-MAX is currently deployed for firefighting, logging and other missions requiring aerial lift capabilities.

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