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pumps that allow extra versatility.


“Our pilots can fi ll these buckets in under two minutes from water sources as shallow as 18 inches,” said Steve Bandy, senior vice president of operations. “Combined with the longlines, we can access water sources not available to tanked helicopters. In the past we’ve been able to use water sources signifi cantly closer to fi res, allowing us to deploy massive amounts of water in support of the ground crews,” Bandy said.


AW139 Helicopter Delivered to Ivory Coast


AgustaWestland recently delivered an AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter to the Government of


Ivory transport missions. Coast for


The delivery marks the fi rst AW139 to enter service in the Ivory Coast, adding one more operator to the long list of African customers and nations who have chosen and introduced the type into service. Several recent sales of AW139s in French speaking West African nations have brought the total number of aircraft sold across Africa to over 60, making it the best- selling helicopter in its class.


passenger


The growing fl eet of AgustaWestland helicopters in this region will be soon supported by a newly


4.5 in (H) 5.75 in (W) 8.5 in (D)


TDFM-9000/9300YOU DESIGN IT, WE BUILD IT


TDFM 9000 supports up to 6 P25 Phase II modules, FM modules: VHF/UHF Lo/UHF Hi/700-800 MHz


TDFM 9300 supports up to 4 P25 Phase II FM modules, plus 1 analog module. Analog modules: VHF/AM UHF/AM or VHF Lo Band FM


3000 Presets 200 zones per module


All P25 modules fully support Analog/Digital conventional operations


Dual Band capability available in all P25 modules


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appointed authorized service center. This will soon bring AgustaWestland services closer to customer’s operations so they can benefi t from easier access to maintenance services and spare parts.


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Optional Trunking formats include P25 Phase I, Phase II and Smart Zone


Encrypted operations capable with AES/DES options, ADP encryption is standard in all P25 modules


USB programmable via front panel connector Independently scan each module


Cross band and simulcast


30


The minutes singer Enrique Iglesias continued to perform—and bleed— after cutting his hand on a fl ying camera drone during his concert in Tijuana, Mexico. Afterwards, he had reconstructive surgery.


BY THE NUMBERS


10,000+


The number of Standards and Recommended Practices (SARPs) overseen by the United Nations


International Civil Aviation Organization, which has 191 member nations.


The score in a NCAA baseball 7-2


tournament game played on a fi eld dried by a helicopter. The Dallas Baptist University athletic director describes how wet it was prior to rotor relief: “I can confi rm there was a fi sh jumping in our outfi eld this morning at 6:30 a.m.”


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