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Nov
28
2023

First H125 orders in Lithuania

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Madrid, Airbus Helicopters and Lithuanian operator ASU BALTIJA have announced a contract for two H125s at European Rotors 2023. They are the first Airbus helicopters sold to a commercial operator in the country, and will also be the first two H125 family helicopters deployed in Lithuania. The H125s replace helicopters manufactured in Russia and will be used for passenger transport and utility missions in Lithuania and other markets abroad. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters ASU BALTIJA European Rotors H125
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Nov
28
2023

RTX's Collins Aerospace introduces Arcus™ training image generator

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Nov. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business announced today it is releasing Arcus™, a new image generator that combines Collins' advanced rendering and processing tools with gaming technology to deliver immersive, modular aircrew training.

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Tags: Arcus Collins Aerospace RTX
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Nov
27
2023

Robinson Names Sean Doyle New VP Engineering, Pete Riedl Steps Into Advisory Role

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Torrance, CA – (27 November 2023) – Robinson Helicopter Company, a pioneer in civil rotorcraft, welcomes Sean Doyle to the role of VP of Engineering, succeeding Pete Riedl who held the role for nearly two decades.  This is part of a planned succession as the company builds on 50 years of success and solidifies its position as the preferred supplier in vertical aviation.

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Nov
28
2023

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Signs Agreement with Skytec

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(MADRID) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 28 years around the world, announced today from European Rotors that they have signed an agreement with Skytec AS for the delivery of 14 new ASU E3 NVGs and five cockpit modifications for the Norwegian Air Ambulance.

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Tags: ASU European Rotors Norwegian AIr Ambulance Skytec AS
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Nov
28
2023

Bell Training Academy in Valencia Annually Welcomes 200 Pilots from Around the World

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Madrid, Spain (28 November 2023) Every year, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain welcomes around 200 Bell pilots to train using the class-leading facilities located there. At its center is the certified Bell 429 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which has so far accumulated 1,000 simulator hours in 2023 alone.

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Nov
28
2023

ADAC HEMS Academy and Airbus Helicopters plan to establish HMotion, a new simulation training centre for H135 and H145 helicopters

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Madrid, 28 November 2023 – During European Rotors, Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy announced the establishment of the joint venture HMotion, a new simulator training centre for the H135 and H145 family helicopters. HMotion will offer a wide range of cost-effective training courses for helicopter personnel, including mission and critical flight training. Subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities, it is expected to be operational in early 2024.

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Tags: ADAC HEMS Academy Airbus European Rotors H135 H145 HMotion
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Nov
29
2023

Lithuanian State Border Guard Service orders three H145s

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Madrid, 29 November 2023 – Airbus Helicopters and the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service have announced a contract for three five-bladed H145 multi-mission helicopters at the 2023 European Rotors trade show, expanding the service's fleet. These three additional H145s bring the total number of Airbus helicopters in service with the Lithuanian government to eleven, further strengthening Airbus Helicopters’ position in this mission segment. The helicopters will be operated for a wide range of missions including search and rescue, disaster relief and medevac, border patrol, firefighting, transport of donor organs, and operational deployment of the Lithuanian Special Forces.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H125
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Nov
29
2023

Airbus signs contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of SIRTAP UAS

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Getafe, 29 November 2023 – Airbus has signed a contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the development and acquisition of SIRTAP, a High Performance Tactical UAS that will reinforce the tactical capabilities of the Spanish Army and the Air and Space Force.

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Nov
29
2023

Airbus and Norwegian Air Ambulance sign for H135 and H145 helicopters for HEMS in Denmark

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Madrid, 29 November 2023 – The Norwegian Air Ambulance has ordered three H135s and two five-bladed H145s that will be used for life-saving missions in Denmark, following a tender the operator recently won in the country. Moreover, the HEMS operator will take delivery of two new H145s in 2024 to expand their fleet in Norway.

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Tags: Airbus Denmark H135 H145 HEMS Norwegian AIr Ambulance
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Nov
29
2023

Bucher and CARE sign a letter of intent for the joint development of air rescue in China

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November 29, 2023 - “In response to the requirements of medical rescue missions in the Yangtze River Delta region, the H135 helicopter, equipped with Bucher’s AC67 flex HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) gear, was chosen to conduct HEMS operations. This is not only intended to cover the rescue sector but also address the needs of VIP customers. Consequently, in April of this year, we selected and procured Bucher’s rapidly deployable medical configuration equipment, namely the AC67 flex. This groundbreaking decision marks the first-ever application of a 20-minute quick change between VIP and medical configurations in China, significantly expanding the versatile applications of helicopters in the country,” stated CARE.

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Nov
29
2023

Bell Announces Signed Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft with JB Investments

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Madrid, Spain (29 November 2023) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreements for two Bell 407GXis and one Bell 505 aircraft to be sold to JB Investments in Poland, to be used predominantly for private travel. The purchase of the three aircraft was celebrated with a signing ceremony at the Bell booth at European Rotors 2023 in Madrid, Spain.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407 Gxi Bell 505
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Nov
29
2023

Bell Announces Delivery of its Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

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Madrid, Spain (November 28, 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at European Rotors 2023, the delivery of its third Bell 429 to Swiss-based helicopter rescue company, Air Zermatt.

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Nov
30
2023

Heli Austria Signs Agreement to Purchase 10 E3 Goggles from ASU

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(MADRID, SPAIN 12/30/23) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 28 years around the world, announced today from European Rotors that Austrian based Heli Austria signed an agreement for the delivery of 10 new ASU E3 NVGs.  Heli Austrua will be the first operators in Austria with the new E3 Goggles.

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Tags: ASU E3 Goggles Heli Austraia
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Nov
30
2023

German Navy NH90 Sea Tiger performs maiden flight

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Donauwörth, 30 November 2023 – The first NH90 Sea Tiger took off on-schedule for its maiden flight, at Airbus Helicopters' site in Donauwörth, Germany. The German Bundeswehr ordered 31 NH90 Sea Tiger multi role frigate helicopters for the German Navy’s shipborne operations in 2020.

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Nov
30
2023

First SAF-powered rotorcraft flight in UAE and Middle East set by Abu Dhabi Aviation’s AW139 commercial helicopter

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Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) and Leonardo are pleased to announce today that ADA’s AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter accomplished two flights powered by aviation fuel blended with SAF (Sustainable Aviation Fuel) in Abu Dhabi on 28 and 30 November (the latter carrying on board UAE dignitaries and industry representatives).

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Tags: Abu Dhabi Aviation AW139 Leonardo SAF
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Nov
30
2023

Sikorsky Delivers First S-70 Black Hawk Helicopters To Romania

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MIELEC, Poland Nov. 24, 2023 -- PZL Mielec, a Lockheed Martin company, delivered the first four new-generation, European manufactured S-70M Black Hawk utility helicopters to Romania’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, with two more aircraft on schedule to arrive by the end of 2023. Purchased as part of the European Union’s VISION 2020 project, the intended missions for Romania’s new Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters include maritime and land search and rescue, firefighting, transport and medical emergency support.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin PZL Mielec S-70M Black Hawk Sikorsky
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Dec
01
2023

Schweizer Earns FAA Part 145 Repair Station Certificate

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Fort Worth, Texas (November 30, 2023) – Schweizer, manufacturer of the proven Schweizer S300, S300CBi, and S333 helicopters, is proud to announce it has earned FAA Part 145 Repair Station certification. The certification allows Schweizer to repair and overhaul its aircraft and components at the factory with an FAA-approved quality system.

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Dec
04
2023

Rotor Unveils R550X Uncrewed Helicopter and Begins Production

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The R550X is an uncrewed helicopter based on the Robinson R44 Raven II. It is designed to lift heavy loads up to 1,200 pounds, or 550 kilograms, with no pilot onboard. With a flight time of over three (3) hours and a top speed of 150 miles per hour, the R550X offers long-range VTOL capabilities beyond the reach of drones and eVTOLs, making it suitable for demanding cargo, utility, and maritime operations.

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Tags: R44 R550X Robinson Helicopter Rotor Technologies
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Dec
05
2023

FAA Launches 2023 Holiday “12 Days of Drones” Safety Campaign

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Monday, December 4, 2023 -​ WASHINGTON – If you are considering a drone as a holiday gift, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants you and your loved ones to understand how to fly it safely. 

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Dec
05
2023

Universal Avionics completes first test flight of interactive Flight Management System

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Tucson, Arizona – December 5, 2023 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has successfully completed initial flight tests of its NexGen, software-based interactive Flight Management System (i-FMS). The flight tests were conducted in Austria on a government-owned Bell 212 helicopter as part of a joint effort with Elbit to improve flight management and navigation capabilities for the customer. The i-FMS adds onto mission computers delivered by Elbit and is controlled using the existing Human Machine Interface operated by the customer.  

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Tags: i-FMS NexGen Universal Avionics
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Dec
06
2023

Airbus announces Canadian H160 type certification

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Fort Erie, ON, December 6, 2023 – Airbus Helicopters has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) type certification of the H160 helicopter, positioning the aircraft type for entry into the Canadian market.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Transport Canada Aviation
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Dec
06
2023

NTSB Preliminary Report: Rowlett, TX

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On October 26, 2023, about 1650 central daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N141CD, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Rowlett, Texas. The flight instructor and pilot receiving instruction incurred minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Dec
07
2023

Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney canada achieve first 100% SAF flight with PT6C-67C-POWERED AW139 helicopter

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Leonardo and Pratt & Whitney Canada today announced the successful completion of the first flight for a AW139 intermediate twin helicopter, powered by PT6C-67C engines, using 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Accomplished at Leonardo’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate (Italy) on 21 November, the 75-minute flight and ground tests evaluated engine performance with multiple power variation and other systems. The test showed an outstanding response to the new fuel with no significant differences compared to the use of Jet A1 fuel. 

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Tags: AW139 Leonardo
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Dec
07
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CALEXICO, CA

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK A POWER LINE, CALEXICO, CA

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Dec
11
2023

Donaldson Receives BAE Systems Partner2Win Bronze Medallion Award

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MINNEAPOLIS (December 11, 2023)—Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:DCI) a leading worldwide manufacturer of innovative filtration products and solutions, received a BAE Systems Combat Mission Systems business award Partner2Win Bronze Medallion for exceptional performance and commitment to operational excellence. 

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Dec
11
2023

Leonardo confirmed as Sustainability Leader in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

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The international rating agency S&P Global, which evaluates the environmental, social and governance aspects of over 13,000 companies in different sectors, has included Leonardo in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and in the Dow Jones Sustainability Europe Index for the fourteenth year in a row.

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Dec
11
2023

Airbus Helicopters, Indamer come together for helicopter maintenance in India

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Airbus Helicopters and Indamer have joined hands to provide cutting edge after-market services for helicopters in India, in a significant boost to the development of the rotary-wing Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) ecosystem in the country. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Dec
11
2023

Joby, ANA Holdings Partner with Nomura Real Estate Development for Vertiports in Japan

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial passenger service, today announced it has partnered with ANA Holdings Inc. (“ANA HD”) and Nomura Real Estate Development Co. Ltd. (“NRE”), one of Japan’s largest real estate developers, on the development of take-off and landing infrastructure, known as vertiports, to support the commercialization of its electric air taxi service across Japan.

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Tags: eVTOL Joby Aviation
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Dec
12
2023

TECHNISONIC ANNOUNCES FORESTRY MODE on the TDFM-9000 / 9300 SERIES RADIOS

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(TORONTO CANADA, Dec 12, 2023)      Technisonic Industries is proud to continue its support of the Aerial Firefighting Market with its introduction of Forestry Mode available on both the TDFM-9000 and TDFM-9300’s.   Forestry Mode addresses the space and installation challenges in the cockpit and antennas associated with updated United States Forestry Service (USFS) communications requirements.

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Dec
12
2023

PRECISION AVIATION GROUP (PAG) ANNOUNCES NEW STRATEGIC APPOINTMENT: CHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER

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Atlanta, Georgia – December 11, 2023.  – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the aerospace and defense industries worldwide, announces the appointment of Kyle McGillivray, to the newly created role of Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). 

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Tags: PAG Precision Aerospace Group
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