Also: SAFE, PC-12 Theft Thwarted, MyGoFlight Heli Solutions, Updated: Bell 412EPI, Big Bell 'Relentless' Deal
The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key milestone which is the initiation of the production phase in anticipation of the first customer deliveries. The company has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility through its designation as the first final assembly line for the only civil tiltrotor in development to date. This represents the anticipated progression towards assembly and certification with the FAA as the main certification authority. EASA approved the Type Certificate for the VIP variant of the S-76D helicopter over two years after the FAA certified the baseline model of the aircraft, allowing the aircraft to be operated in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. The latest innovations, unmanned aircraft demonstrations, and a world of possibilities for young aviation enthusiasts are part of the new Aviation Gateway Park that makes its debut at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015. One of the highlights of Aviation Gateway Park will be a new “Drone Cage,” where unmanned aerial vehicles will be demonstrated each day during AirVenture. All this... and MORE in today's episode of Airborne!!!
Airborne 03.05.15 is chock full of info in this Daily news episode for Thursday, March 5th, 2015... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Host Ashley Hale, and supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalists Tom Patton, and Earl Downs, this episode covers:
AgustaWestland Initiates Production Phase Of AW609 TiltRotor
EASA Approves Certification For S-76D Helicopter
UAVs Will Be Flying At Oshkosh
Bristow Group More Than Triples Its H175 Orders
Aero-Community Update: SAFE
Thief Attempts To Steal Pilatus PC-12 From Ocala, FL Airport
MyGoFlight Goes Wireless For Heli-Expo
FAA Approves Enhanced 412EPI Capabilities
Bell Helicopter, Waypoint Leasing Ink Largest Agreement For 'Relentless'
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