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Military Helicopters

18 dead in Libyan helicopter crash

An Mi-17 helicopter.At least 18 people on board a Libyan Air Force helicopter were killed when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in the Mediterranean Sea on 27 October. It was apparently shot down.

Rotary-winged UAS demonstrated from SA Navy platform

Protea is demo platform for CamcopterLast week saw Austrian company Schiebel successfully undertake trials with its Camcopter S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) using the SA Navy hydrographic vessel, SAS Protea, in False Bay.

Wildcat becomes first helicopter to land at St Helena Airport

A Wildcat helicopter at St Helena. Royal Navy photo.The Royal Navy achieved an historic milestone when HMS Lancaster’s Wildcat helicopter became the first rotary-wing aircraft to land at the island of St Helena’s new airport.

Helitech report

A Bell 429.It was against the ongoing Oil & Gas (O&G) slowdown that Helitech International, the largest European helicopter expo, opened its doors on 6 October back in its London original homebase. Clearly, cheap oil continues to have a clear and direct impact on the O&G helicopter market, disrupting the whole industry. By way of consequence, both sales and MRO revenues have so far and will continue to decrease in most cases during 2015, even if helicopter companies try to find and address new markets to absorb the shock.

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