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Ahlers Announces The Addition Of Mr. Chris Wilsey, And Addition Of Gyro Scopic And Flight Director Overhaul Capability.

Ahlers Aircraft Accessories,

LLC, recently announced the expansion of their repair and overhaul capabilities, which include the repair and certifica-

HeliClub Becomes 1st Customer For The AW139 In Russia

AgustaWestland, a

tion of aircraft mounted gyro- scopes and flight directors. Ahlers further announced the addition of Mr. Chris Wilsey to their technical staff. Mr. Wilsey brings a distinguished history of 50 years experience in aircraft instrumentation design, over- haul, and repair. He will over- see our state-of-the-art gyro repair facility.

Finmeccanica company, ire- cently announced that HeliClub of Russia has placed an order for one AW139 medium twin helicopter becoming the first customer for the type in Russia. This aircraft, which adds to a Grand light twin helicopter already ordered by the compa- ny, will be used to perform cor- porate and passenger transport missions. Emilio Dalmasso, Senior Vice President Commercial Business Unit, AgustaWestland said, “We are delighted to announce the first Russian customer for the AW139. This latest contract represents an important mile- stone in the long list of success- es achieved by the best selling medium twin since it entered the global market only a few years ago. This accomplishment is further confirmation of the AW139's capability to meet the most stringent requirements from customers all over the world in terms of performance, technology and operational effectiveness. We are confindent that the success of the AW139 will follow that of the AW119Ke, the AW109 Power and the Grand in the Russian market.”

Kaman Demonstrates Cargo Airdrop Flight Tests With Unmanned Helicopter

Kaman Aerospace

Corporation, has proven in recent tests that the unmanned K-MAX helicopter can resupply troops with cargo airdropped by parachute.

dynamic decelerator that costs about $375. Currently used to airdrop supplies from manned aircraft in Afghanistan, the parachute is designed to handle 80 to 600 pound payloads delivered from 150 ft to 300 ft altitudes above ground level. “These airdrop tests contin- ue our progress to advance the Unmanned K-MAX helicopter as a battlefield cargo delivery system,” said Terry Fogarty, general manager of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Product Group at Kaman Helicopters.

Omniflight Contracts With Ahlers Aerospace For An Additional Five NVG Mods

Ahlers Aerospace, Inc.,

The tests add a new delivery method for the 6,000-pound power lifter, which Lockheed Martin and Kaman have success- fully transformed into an unmanned aircraft system for autonomous cargo delivery operations.

At its Bloomfield, Conn., facility in late April, Kaman, in partnership with the U.S. Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC), conducted 11 cargo airdrop tests from 300 ft. to 400 ft. above ground level. Kaman used its four-hook carousel for the drops, and dur- ing one flight, demonstrated four airdrops in a single mis- sion.

Kaman performed the air- drops using the Army's low cost low altitude cross parachute, a one-time-use expendable aero-

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Hurst, Texas, has been awarded a contract from Omniflight Corp. for the night vision cabin modifications of an additional five of their air medical heli- copters. The conversions will be accomplished at the aircraft’s home bases in Georgia. The aircraft involved are five American Eurocopter AS350B2's.

This contract will bring to fifty one the number of heli- copters that Ahlers has thus far converted for Omniflight Corporation. These have included Bell 206 and 407; MBB BK 117, Eurocopter EC 135, and Aerospatiale AS 350. Page 1  |  Page 2  |  Page 3  |  Page 4  |  Page 5  |  Page 6  |  Page 7  |  Page 8  |  Page 9  |  Page 10  |  Page 11  |  Page 12  |  Page 13  |  Page 14  |  Page 15  |  Page 16  |  Page 17  |  Page 18  |  Page 19  |  Page 20  |  Page 21  |  Page 22  |  Page 23  |  Page 24  |  Page 25  |  Page 26  |  Page 27  |  Page 28  |  Page 29  |  Page 30  |  Page 31  |  Page 32  |  Page 33  |  Page 34  |  Page 35  |  Page 36  |  Page 37  |  Page 38  |  Page 39  |  Page 40  |  Page 41  |  Page 42  |  Page 43  |  Page 44  |  Page 45  |  Page 46  |  Page 47  |  Page 48  |  Page 49  |  Page 50  |  Page 51  |  Page 52