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Feb
01
2021

NHV AWARDED OFFSHORE CONTRACT BY NEPTUNE ENERGY

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NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Neptune Energy in support of its offshore Seagull Field development. Under the initial eighteen months agreement, the H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to transport passengers to the drilling rig.

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Feb
01
2021

COVID-19 vaccines in remote locations: Airbus helicopters rise to the challenge

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The speed and extraordinary ability of helicopters to reach remote locations make them an essential component for accomplishing the last leg of the logistical challenge involved in distributing COVID-19 vaccines to isolated areas.

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Tags: Airbud COVID-19
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Feb
01
2021

HILLWOOD AND BELL DEMONSTRATE POINT-TO-POINT | AUTONOMOUS PACKAGE DELIVERY AT MOBILITY INNOVATION ZONE

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 1, 2021) - Hillwood and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, demonstrated a point-to-point unmanned aircraft system (UAS) package delivery in North Texas at the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. The Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) flew across the Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), and delivered a package to a landing area, demonstrating its future commercial capabilities.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron Hillwood UAS
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Feb
01
2021

MICHAEL VERCIO JOINS FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SIMULATION SYSTEMS

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NEW YORK (February 1, 2021) – FlightSafety International announces that Michael Vercio has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Simulation Systems.

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Feb
02
2021

HAI Applauds Confirmation of Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

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Alexandria, Va.  – The U.S. Senate today voted 86-13 to confirm Peter Buttigieg’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Transportation.  Helicopter Association International (HAI) congratulates Secretary Buttigieg and looks forward to his leadership and guidance as he takes over this new role.

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Tags: HAI Peter Buttigieg
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Feb
02
2021

JAELYNN WILLIAMS: “FOR AIR MEDICAL SERVICES, MEMBERSHIPS SHOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST.”

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At Air Methods we have made it our mission to identify more effective ways to keep patients out of the middle of the billing process. We eliminated our membership program back in 2019, focused our efforts on reaching in-network agreements with insurance companies, and developed a robust patient advocacy program that provides the assistance patients need after a transport so they can focus on their recovery rather than bills.

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Feb
03
2021

Spectrum Aeromed Announces Promotion of Chad Kost to President

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Spectrum Aeromed, a leading global designer and manufacturer of air ambulance equipment and medical interiors announced the promotion of Chad Kost to President of the company.  Kost has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since joining the company in 2012, in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

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Feb
03
2021

Glen Girard recognized with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

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03 FEB 2021 – Shreveport, La. – The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award issued by the FAA to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.  Metro Aviation Standardization and Compliance Manager Glen Girard recently received the award for his contribution to the aviation industry.

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Tags: Metro Aviation The Wright Brothers
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Feb
03
2021

Lithium-ion Battery Now Available for Robinson R44

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Torrance, CA (Feb. 2, 2021) — Robinson Helicopter Company recently added the TB17 Lithium-ion battery to its R44 options. TB17 by True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument, offers substantial weight savings, improved starter performance, and longer life.

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Tags: R44 Robinson Helicopter Company TB17 Lithium-ion Battery True Blue Power
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Feb
03
2021

Leonardo celebrates the AW139 helicopter’s 20th anniversary of its 1st flight - A sales champion with 1,200 sold, 1,100 delivered, 3 million flight hours

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Leonardo celebrates today the 20th anniversary of the AW139 helicopter’s maiden flight. The first aircraft took to the skies from the Company’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate, Italy on 3 February 2001. The helicopter flew for 45 minutes checking initial airworthiness tests, hovering, lateral and forward flight, handling qualities and subsystems. This soon confirmed the impressive characteristics and the smoothness of the new model and its performance and capabilities were to become a new market benchmark, making it the most important helicopter programme in the last two decades at an international level. 

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Tags: AW139 Leonardo
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Feb
03
2021

AeroBrigham joins Assent Aeronautics as an Associate Presenting Sponsor of The Assent Aeronautics Private Live Aircraft Auction Series through Q1 2022

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February 3, 2021 - Decatur, Texas - Private Aircraft Auction House and industry leader Assent Aeronautics is announcing a new partnership with AeroBrigham, the industry leading helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility based in Decatur, Texas. For AeroBrigham, today marks the beginning of a multi‐year advertising partnership with Assent as an Associate Presenting Sponsor and Technical Advisor for the Assent Aeronautics Private Live Aircraft Auction series.

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Feb
04
2021

SH09 flies after major retrofit

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This modification programme was successfully implemented thanks to the joint efforts of the Kopter and Leonardo teams. It includes a new main rotor head design, a new main gear box with an extended mast, and new flight controls configuration. Another significant change is the installation of the state-of-the-art Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck, flown for the first time on a helicopter.

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Tags: Kopter Leonardo SH09
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Feb
04
2021

Bell Delivers the First Bell 505 NXi to Europe

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​Fort Worth, TX (Feb. 4, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility.

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Feb
04
2021

Genesys Aerosystems Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

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Mineral Wells, TX (February 04, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today the availability of a new software tool for all levels of Full Flight Simulators/Flight Training Devices and integration testing, the Virtual IDU (VIDU).

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Feb
08
2021

Spectrum Aeromed Teams with PIU Providers for COVID-19 Response

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, requests for isolation units have increased dramatically. To continue to meet and exceed the needs of the global market during this challenging time, Spectrum Aeromed has partnered with ISOVAC Products and other manufacturers. Together, these industry leaders will support the global increase in demand and offer a safe, reliable solution for transporting COVID-19 patients.

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Feb
04
2021

Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash Subject of NTSB Meeting

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WASHINGTON (Feb 4, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

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Tags: Calabasas California NTSB
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Feb
08
2021

Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force

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Fort Worth, TX (8 February 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for six Bell 505 aircraft to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The newly acquired Bell 505s will be configured to support Public Safety missions in country and be used by the Force’s Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) to train international rotorcraft pilots.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Jamaica Defence Force JDF Textron
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Feb
09
2021

Robinson's Cockpit Video Camera Now Available

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Torrance, CA (Feb. 8, 2021) — Robinson’s Cockpit Video Camera introduced at Heli Expo 2020 is now optional on R22/R44 helicopters and standard on R66 helicopters ordered after 15 January 2021. 

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Tags: Heli Expo R22 R44 R66 Robinson Robinson Cockpit Video Camera
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Feb
09
2021

Jaunt Air Mobility Awarded Contract for the Development of Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) Solutions to Support Electric Aircraft Development, Large-Scale Production and Fleet Support

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Dallas, TX, February 9, 2021, Jaunt Air Mobility announced the Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the company a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract to develop Extreme Fast Charging (XFC) solutions for the development of electric aircraft for large scale production and fleet management. 

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Tags: Air Force Research Laboratory Extreme Fast Charging Jaunt Air Mobility Small Business Technology Transfer STTR XFC
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Feb
09
2021

Pilot’s Poor Decision Making, Spatial Disorientation, Led to Fatal Helicopter Crash

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WASHINGTON (Feb. 9, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board determined during a public meeting Tuesday, a pilot’s decision to continue flight under visual flight rules into instrument meteorological conditions, which resulted in the pilot’s spatial disorientation and loss of control, led to the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, crash of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter in Calabasas, California.

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Feb
10
2021

AT Systems Spatial Disorientation Device meets NTSB Recommendation

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AT Systems patented device trains pilots for degraded visual environment conditions during routine training flights. This unique device is the latest technology in training for spatial disorientation and low visibility events such as Inadvertent IMC, brown-out, or white-out conditions. The NTSB has identified in aircraft spatial disorientation training as a key factor in preventing accidents where spatial disorientation is a factor.

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Feb
10
2021

Houston PD takes delivery of new H125

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10 FEB 2021 – Shreveport, La. – The Houston Police Department, one of the largest air units in the country, recently took delivery of a new and very special H125.

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Tags: H125 Houston Police Department Metro Aviation
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Feb
10
2021

Helicopter Association International Addresses National Transportation Board Findings on January 2020 Helicopter Crash in Calabasas, Calif.

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Alexandria, Va. – The staff of Helicopter Association International (HAI) followed the findings and recommendations of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) related to the Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California. HAI extends its deepest sympathies to those who lost a loved one in this accident and is committed to the goal of zero fatal accidents in the aviation industry. We also want to thank the men and women of the NTSB for their hard work in investigating this crash.

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Tags: Calabasas HAI NTSB
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Feb
10
2021

56 Seconds to Live | U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Releases Video Aimed at Saving Lives

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WASHINGTON DC – Can you imagine yourself in a situation where you only had 56 seconds to live? If you are a helicopter pilot and you find yourself in Unintentional Instrument Meteorological Conditions (UIMC), those precious 56 seconds may be a reality.

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Feb
10
2021

Back in Business: Leading Edge Flight Academy Instructors Move One Step Closer to Career Goals

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February 10, 2021, Bend, Oregon – In a year that has felt more like a decade to professional pilots in all airframes, news of forward progression almost seems too good to be true. Reports of continued pilot demand are often met with raised eyebrows and cynical whispers. “How can we bounce back from a year like 2020?” is a sentiment on the mind of the cautious aviator. Fortunately, at Leading Edge Flight Academy, in Bend, Oregon, there is tangible proof behind the numbers, giving hope to current student pilots that forward progression is still possible.

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Feb
10
2021

Sikorsky Continues Legacy With Latest Contract To Build Presidential Helicopters

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STRATFORD, Conn. Feb. 10 – Continuing its 63-year legacy of providing safe and reliable transportation for the president of the United States, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is under contract to manufacture a total of 23 VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Sikorsky is on schedule to deliver the next generation presidential helicopter later this year.

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Feb
11
2021

Development Complete on the 480B Caution/Warning Panel

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Kelowna, BC, Canada, – Development is now complete on Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corporation’s MCP480B Master Caution Panel project, which was awarded to the Canadian avionics manufacturer by Enstrom Helicopter Corporation (Enstrom) last year.

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Feb
11
2021

French ministry for Armed Forces selects Airbus Survey Copter Aliaca fixed-wing drone systems to equip its ships

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Paris, 11th February 2021  – Airbus Defence and Space mini UAS subsidiary SURVEY Copter signed a contract with French DGA Armament general directorate to provide the French Navy with 11 systems, (22 aircraft), of the electrically powered fixed-wing Aliaca maritime version UAS (officially called SMDM / “Systèmes de Mini Drones aériens embarqués pour la Marine” by French authorities), including training and integrated logistic support. First deliveries are expected in 2021.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Defence and Space French DGA Armament French Navy SURVEY Copter UAS
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Feb
12
2021

Airbus and Air Methods sign additional HCare support contract for fleet of 80 EC135s

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Feb. 12, 2021 – Air Methods Corporation has signed another HCare support contract with Airbus Helicopters Inc., this time to cover its fleet of EC135 helicopters – the largest HCare contract signed with any civil customer to date.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters EC135 HCare
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Feb
15
2021

Shell selects H160 for operation by PHI in Gulf of Mexico

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Marignane, 15 February 2021 – International energy group Shell has selected leading US offshore helicopter operator PHI to operate four Airbus H160s to service a support contract in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Gulf of Mexico H160 PHI Shell
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