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VIDEO: British Army bids farewell to 665 Squadron and final Gazelles

Three Westland Gazelle AH1s from No 665 Squadron – a component of the Army Air Corps’ 5 Regiment and the British Army’s last frontline Gazelle unit – completed the type’s final operational flight from Joint Helicopter Command Flying Station Aldergrove in Northern Ireland on October 23

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Inside the final days of the Spanish Navy's Hughes 500M helicopter fleet

As the Spanish Navy undergoes a major transformation, Marnix Sap looks at the final days of the helicopter that has been a dedicated little workhorse for more than 50 years

Bahrain receives Bell 505 helicopters for training purposes

Bell Textron announced on March 15 that it has delivered three 505 Jet Ranger X light helicopters to the Royal Bahraini Air Force, adding that the rotorcraft will enhance the training proficiencies of the Middle Eastern air arm

Latest TH-73A order set to complete planned US Navy fleet

The US Department of Defense has awarded a contract modification to AgustaWestland Philadelphia – a subsidiary of Leonardo – exercising an option to acquire a further 26 TH-73A Thrasher training helicopters for the US Navy

US Navy launches training operations with the TH-73A Thrasher

US Navy Student Naval Aviators assigned to Training Air Wing 5 (TAW-5) at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, have begun advanced helicopter training with the service’s new Leonardo TH-73A Thrasher helicopter

Two seriously injured in US Navy TH-57 Sea Ranger crash

While on a routine training flight from Milton-Whiting Field Naval Air Station South Airport, Florida, a US Navy Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger helicopter crashed on August 19 in an open field just west of Naval Outlying Landing Field Santa Rosa, Florida

US Navy’s first TH-73A Thrasher arrives at Whiting Field

The first operational US Navy TH-73A Thrasher training helicopter landed at NAS Whiting Field in Milton, Florida, on August 6

US Navy takes delivery of first TH-73A

The first operational TH-73A training helicopter was formally handed over to the US Navy on June 10 during a ceremony, held at the AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation (Leonardo) facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Vertex Aerospace lands TH-73A logistics support contract

The US Navy has awarded Vertex Aerospace a US$71.3m contract to provide the first year of contractor logistics and maintenance support (CLS) services for its future fleet of Leonardo TH-73A training helicopters

US Navy orders additional TH-73A training helicopters

The US Department of Defense announced on November 12 that it had contracted AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation – a subsidiary of Leonardo – to deliver an additional 36 TH-73A training helicopters to the US Navy