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Jul
14
2021

Metro Aviation continues investment in safety

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14 JUL 2021 – Shreveport, La. –  Metro Aviation is constantly looking for new opportunities to maximize safety efforts, and recently added an extra layer of safety for pilots flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

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Tags: IFR Instrument Flight Rules Metro Aviation
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Jul
14
2021

MD HELICOPTERS MD 530F DEMONSTRATOR VISITS MIDWEST AND SOUTH

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Mesa, Ariz., Jul 14, 2021 –MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F aircraft is expanding its demonstration flight tour this month. The aircraft will travel across Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Oklahoma from July 20 to August 11, providing operators and agencies the opportunity to experience its superior power and performance firsthand with a comprehensive aircraft tour and demonstration flight.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MD530F MDHI
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Jul
14
2021

Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach Engine Center is Now a Fully Capable GTF MRO Shop

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 14, 2020 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX) has completed the transformation of its West Palm Beach Engine Center into a fully-capable GTF MRO shop. This investment in West Palm Beach is just the latest example showcasing the continued growth of Pratt & Whitney’s global GTF MRO network to offer more capacity, more capability, and to be closer to its customers.

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Tags: Pratt & Whitney Raytheon Technologies West Palm Beach Engine Center
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Jul
16
2021

Guimbal Number One in 2021

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McMinnville, OR – Precision Support Services, LLC., Helicopteres Guimbal’s North American Distributor, announced today Guimbal achieved the top spot in Vertical Magazine’s Helicopter and Manufacturers Survey.

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Tags: Helicopteres Guimbal Precision Precision Support Services
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Jul
19
2021

Precision Aviation Group: David Mast Marks 25 Years as CEO

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In the world of high-speed turnover in the executive suites of many companies large or small, David Mast stands out as a model of sustained leadership amid accelerated strategic growth. June 2021 marked his twenty-fifth year as the President & CEO of Precision Aviation Group, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia USA and with award-winning aviation support operations on three continents. Mast’s colleagues, partners, employees, and friends recently threw a surprise party for him called “A Celebration of Leadership.”

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Jul
19
2021

Bell Begins Manufacturing UH-1Y For First International Operator

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CRESTVIEW, Fl. (July 19, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has restarted UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for the first international operator. Crestview Aerospace has completed manufacturing the first of eight cabins at the Crestview Florida facility. The aircraft will complete final assembly at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center. The helicopters are part of the 2020 U.S. Department of Defense contract awarded to Bell for the production and delivery of eight UH-1Y and four AH-1Z helicopters for the government of the Czech Republic.

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Tags: Bell Crestview Aerospace Textron UH-1Y Venom
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Jul
20
2021

Bristow Group Announces Contract Extensions with Equinor, Shell and Neptune in Norway

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HOUSTON,  -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL) recently announced four separate two-year contract extensions through April 2024 with Equinor, Shell and Neptune to support its air transportation crew change services for their operations in the Norwegian continental shelf.

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Tags: Bristow Bristow Group Equinor Neptune Norway Shell
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Jul
20
2021

MDHI CONTRACTS WITH NEW COMPOSITE MANUFACTURERS FOR PRODUCTION COMPONENTS AND SPARES

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Mesa, Ariz., Jul 20, 2021 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) signed new contracts with Unitech Composites and ACT Aerospace to improve production and spare parts availability for the MD 902, MD 520N, and MD 600N aircraft.

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Tags: ACT Aerospace MD 520N MD 600N MD 902 MD Helicopters MDHI Unitech Composites
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Jul
20
2021

Leonardo’s AW101 for the Polish Navy flies for the first time

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Leonardo is pleased to announce that the Polish Navy’s first AW101 (ZR285) achieved its first flight yesterday at the Company’s site in Yeovil. The flight demonstrated functional checks of the main airframe systems as well as the control system, and engine-handling checks were taken throughout to monitor the speed range of the aircraft. The flight envelope will now be opened further with testing exploring the bespoke mission equipment fitted to the aircraft.

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Tags: AW101 Leonardo Polish Navy
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Jul
20
2021

BELL EXPANDS SERVICE NETWORK IN AUSTRALIA BY APPOINTING RBI HAWKER AUSTRALIA AS A BELL CUSTOMER SERVICE FACILITY

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Fort Worth, Texas (July 20, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that RBI Hawker Australia has been appointed a Bell Customer Service Facility in Australia, becoming the fifth Bell Customer Service Facility in country.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron RBI Hawker Australia
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Jul
21
2021

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Upgrades Nine FRASCA Simulators, Adds Three New Training Devices

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Urbana, Illinois –Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach, Florida campus is upgrading nine (9) of their Frasca-built Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

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Tags: Embry-Riddle Flight Training Device Frasca FTD
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Jul
21
2021

LIFESAVE 21 AND 22 SHOWCASE NEW AIRBUS AS350/H125 IN EMPORIA AND DODGE CITY, KS

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We are happy to announce the delivery of two Airbus AS350/H125 aircrafts to LifeSave 21 and 22, an Air Methods program. The two bases are located in Emporia, KS (LifeSave 21) and Dodge City, KS (LifeSave 22). Both bases hosted ribbon cutting ceremonies to give their communities firsthand looks at the latest additions to their fleets.

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Tags: Air Methods Kansas LifeSave 21 LifeSave 22
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Jul
21
2021

FRASCA Sees Continued Demand for RTDs

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July 21, 2021. Urbana, IL. Frasca International is seeing continued success with their RTD, (Reconfigurable Training Device) flight simulator with over fifteen sold to flight schools so far this year.

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Tags: Frasca Reconfigurable Training Device RTD
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Jul
22
2021

MD HELICOPTERS PROUDLY HOSTS DISTINGUISHED VETERAN PILOT HUGH MILLS JR.

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Mesa, Ariz., Jul 22, 2021 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly hosted decorated Vietnam War veteran and OH-6A LOACH (light observation helicopter) pilot LTC (Ret) Hugh L. Mills, Jr., during a special event at the MDHI facility in Mesa, Arizona. Mills was honored with a demonstration flight, facility and aircraft tour, and hosted questions from the company’s employees. The event also included Vietnam War-era aircraft and armaments, supplied by Mace Aviation, Dillon Aero, Degroat Tactical Armament, and Little Bird LLC. 

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Tags: Hugh Mills MD Helicoppters MDHI
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Jul
22
2021

Drone joins HM Coastguard air, land and sea rescue teams

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HM Coastguard’s first operational drone flight will join manned helicopters, planes, boats and cliff rescue teams on lifesaving missions at sea and over land in North Wales for the first time, this summer.

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Tags: Bristow Drone HM Coastguard
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Jul
26
2021

AeroBrigham to debut Bell 429 advanced law enforcement station at APSCON 2021

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July 26, 2021 - Decatur, Texas - Maintenance, repair, overhaul, completion and aircraft specialty support center, AeroBrigham will present their newly developed Bell 429 Tactical Flight Officer (TFO) station during the upcoming Airborne Public Safety Association Annual Convention (APSCON) 2021 convention, 28-30 July in New Orleans, Louisiana. The development of the cabin-mounted law enforcement TFO station is the result of a contract award in collaboration with CNC Technologies for the extensive customization of eight Bell 429 airframes for the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF).

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Tags: AeroBrigham Bell 429
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Jul
26
2021

MD HELICOPTERS FEATURING OXFORD POLICE MD 530F AT APSCON 2021

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Mesa, Ariz., July 26, 2021 –MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), APSCON Booth #637, will proudly display Oxford Police’s fully loaded law enforcement MD 530F during the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual convention and expo (APSCON) July 26-31 in New Orleans. Additionally, MDHI will offer demonstration flights in its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F demo aircraft. 

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Tags: APSCON MD Helicopters MHDI
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Jul
26
2021

Avidyne Selects Planephd.com for Market Data Analytics

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DALLAS, Texas - July 26, 2021 – Planephd.com, an innovative new Data Analytics company announced today that Avidyne Corporation of Melbourne, FL.  has selected them to provide intelligence-based data lake solutions for General Aviation market trends through its OEM insight tools.

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Jul
26
2021

StandardAero Delivers First UH-1H Tailboom Modified to be the Lightest with the Most Heavy-lift Strength to Pinal County Sheriff’s Department

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – July 26, 2021 – StandardAero has delivered the industry’s first UH-1H helicopter tailboom modified to be the lightest with the most heavy-lift strength to fly in the hottest and highest altitudes in the world. The first modification was delivered to launch customer, Pinal County, Arizona Sheriff’s Department’s helicopter fleet, earlier this month.

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Tags: Arizona Pinal County Sheriff's Department StandardAero UH-1H
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Jul
27
2021

HUNTINGTON BEACH PD PURCHASES THREE MD 530F HELICOPTERS

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Mesa, Ariz., July 27, 2021 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) signed a purchase agreement for three MD 530F helicopters in a law enforcement configuration. The purchase agreement was signed during a special ceremony attended by Alan Carr, sole director of MDHI’s board of directors. 

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Tags: MD 530F MD Helicopters MDHI
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Jul
27
2021

Sikorsky Receives Brazilian Air Force Black Hawk Helicopter Sustainment Contract

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Stratford, Conn., July 27, 2021 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has received a four-year contract from the Brazilian Air Force to provide logistics support for the service’s 16 UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters. The contract will improve fleet sustainment resulting from local storage of commonly required spare parts, assistance from a regional Sikorsky field service technician, and direct technical support from Sikorsky Engineering.

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Tags: Black Hawk Brazilian Air Force Lockheed Martin Sikorsky UH-60L
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Jul
27
2021

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter on Display at ASPCON

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Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company attends this year’s New Orleans’ Airborne Public Safety Association Convention (booth #613). Robinson proudly displays Polk County Sheriff’s newly acquired R66 Police Helicopter equipped with a Wescam MX-10 EO/IR imaging system and an HD infrared sensor, Spectrolab’s SX-7 Starsun searchlight system, Aerocomputer’s UC-6000 digital mapping system, and Garmin’s G500H 1060 TXi with synthetic vision technology.

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Tags: APSCON New Orleans Polk County Sheriff Robinson Robinson Helicopter Company Wescam
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Jul
29
2021

MD HELICOPTERS HOST CELEBRATIONS AT APSCON 2021

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Mesa, Ariz., July 28, 2021 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), APSCON Booth #637, will host several events to celebrate APSCON and law enforcement professionals during the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual convention and expo (APSCON) July 26-31 in New Orleans.

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Tags: APSA APSCON MD Helicopters MDHI
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Jul
29
2021

Airbus reports Half-Year (H1) 2021 results

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Amsterdam, 29 July 2021 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) reported consolidated financial results for the Half-Year (H1) ended 30 June 2021.

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Jul
30
2021

NEW AMPED EPISODE: MO’ ECMO

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Our podcast, AMPED (Air Methods Prehospital Education) has returned with another episode this month! The podcast, which launched earlier this year, is designed for prehospital and in-hospital care providers and sheds light on the unique and challenging clinical scenarios faced by our emergency medical crews. It is a first-of-its-kind platform in which air medical and in-hospital clinicians share their stories from the frontlines and learn from one-another’s unique experiences in providing lifesaving care.

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Tags: Air Methods AMPED Podcast
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Jul
30
2021

Metro Aviation commits to additional safety investment with purchase of ICARUS devices

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Metro Aviation, in keeping with its never-ending commitment to continuously improve and innovate, has made an additional investment into its safety and training measures. By equipping pilots with the ICARUS view-limiting devices,  Metro leadership is reinforcing its steadfast dedication to providing pilots with the best training tools available.

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Tags: ICARUS Metro Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
29
2021

AeroBrigham exhibits new Heads-Up Display (HUD) system at APSCON in New Orleans

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July 29, 2021 - Decatur, Texas - AeroBrigham hits the road again during the Airborne Public Safety Association Annual Convention (APSCON) 2021 convention, 28-30 July in New Orleans, Louisiana to display the latest generation Heads Up Display (HUD) installed on the Air Tractor AT802 Fire Boss scooper fire bomber airplanes.  Designed to reduce pilot fatigue, increase safety, improve mission efficiencies and situational awareness, the advanced thermal camera capable system is integrated exclusively at the AeroBrigham facility in north Texas. The system also has the capability to display other inputs such as night vison imaging. 

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Tags: AeroBrigham APSCON Heads Up Display HUD
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Aug
02
2021

Planephd.com Appoints Key Personnel, Positioning Business for Rapid Growth

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August 2, 2021 – DALLAS, Texas – Planephd.com announced today its appointment of several key positions within the business. These appointees are highly focused on helping Planephd.com grow the business through product enhancements, market engagement, and other growth-based initiatives.

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Aug
02
2021

Bell Unveils New High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing Design Concepts for Military Application

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 2, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the unveiling of design concepts for new aircraft systems for military applications which would use Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology as the company continues its innovation of next generation vertical lift aircraft. HSVTOL technology blends the hover capability of a helicopter with the speed, range and survivability features of a fighter aircraft.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron HSVTOL Textron
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Aug
03
2021

TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF LATIN AMERICAN SALES MANAGER

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ABILENE, Texas – TEXAS AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGIES, a subsidiary of Texas Aerospace Services, is pleased to announce that Vanderlei da Silva has been appointed Sales Manager for Latin America.  Mr. Silva joins Texas Aerospace Technologies with over 34 years’ experience in the aviation industry.  Most recently Mr. Silva was the Latin America Sales Manager for DAC International where he spent 13 years.  Vanderlei is a consummate professional with a background as an electronic technician and holds degrees in Administration & Business Management and postgraduate degrees in Marketing and Digital Media. 

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Tags: Texas Aerospace Technologies Vanderlei da Silva
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