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Feb
28
2024

Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

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Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide. 

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Feb
28
2024

Airbus and Bristow Group announce framework contract for up to 15 H135 helicopters

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Anaheim, 28 February 2024 – Airbus Helicopters and Bristow Group announced a framework contract for up to fifteen H135 helicopters (five firm orders, plus 10 options) during this year’s HAI Heli-Expo. The delivery of the first helicopter is scheduled for October 2024.

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Feb
28
2024

Outerlink announces new partnerships at HAI HELI-EXPO

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28 February, 2024 – Anaheim, CA – Outerlink is proud to announce they are now a value-added reseller with Iridium. The agreement allows Outerlink to provide Iridium Certus airtime for Government Aviation, Government Internet of Things, and Government Land Mobile. 

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Feb
28
2024

Bell and Leonardo Enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate cooperation opportunities in the tiltrotor technology domain

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Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, and Leonardo S.p.A., have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to evaluate cooperation opportunities in the tiltrotor technology domain.

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Feb
28
2024

Skyryse One Begins New Era Of Simpler, Safer Aviation

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EL SEGUNDO, CA — Meet the Skyryse One, the world’s frst production helicopter operated with a single control stick and two touch screens. Powering the revolutionary controls is SkyOSTM, our proprietary operating system that ofers simplifed control and an aircraft-agnostic, triply-redundant fy-by-wire system. It’s no longer just a helicopter – it’s now the most integrated, elevated, and simplifed aircraft in the world. By replacing the decades-old mechanical controls and removing hundreds of potential points of aircraft failure, Skyryse was able to completely rethink cockpit design from a blank slate to build something entirely new.

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Feb
28
2024

Tesla Design Leader Peter Blades Joins Skyryse as VP of Design

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Feb. 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Peter Blades, the lead interior designer for both generations of the Model 3, Model Y, Semi concept, and Roadster (2017), has joined Skyryse as VP of Design.

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Feb
28
2024

MITSUI BUSSAN AEROSPACE SIGNS FOR THREE AW139 HELICOPTERS FURTHER STRENGTHENING THE TYPE’S MARKET LEADERSHIP IN JAPAN

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Anaheim – 28 February 2024 – Mitsui Bussan Aerospace (MBA), the authorised distributor for the Leonardo AW139, AW169 and AW189 helicopter models in Japan, announced with Leonardo orders recently signed for a total of three AW139s, to meet the requirements of various upcoming opportunities in the country. These latest orders confirm the continuous success of the AW139 in Japan with over 70 units currently in operation.

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Feb
28
2024

Bell Announces Bell 505 Dealership Agreement with Chinook Helicopters

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Anaheim,  CA (February 28, 2024) – Bell Textron, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today during HAI Heli-Expo that it has appointed Chinook Helicopters as an authorized Bell 505 dealership serving western Canada.

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Feb
28
2024

Air Center Helicopters signs Airbus HCare services contract for H225 fleet

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Anaheim, 28 February 2024 – Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed an Airbus HCare In-Service contract to support their fleet of 18 H225 helicopters for the next five years. ACHI uses the versatile H225 aircraft to carry out a wide range of missions across the globe, including but not limited to expeditionary airlift, personnel recovery, search and rescue, medevac/casevac, Department of Defense real world scenario training, ship-based services, and disaster relief.

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Feb
28
2024

Niagara Helicopters renews fleet with order for six Airbus H130 helicopters

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Anaheim, 28 February 2024 – Niagara Helicopters has placed an order for six H130 helicopters, confirming a full fleet renewal for the tourism company based in Niagara Falls, Ontario. Each year, the company welcomes more than 100,000 customers from all over the world, providing a nine minute, 27 kilometre sightseeing tour over Niagara Falls.

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Feb
29
2024

Annual mission statistics of DRF Luftrettung | Rapid assistance for more than 36,000 patients

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In 2023, numerous patients benefited from rapid rescue from the air: DRF Luftrettung helicopters and aircraft were alerted a total of 36,413 times to provide seriously ill or injured people with highly professional medical assistance as quickly as possible.

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Feb
29
2024

LEONARDO AND FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL TO EVALUATE COLLABORATIONS IN THE FIELD OF HELICOPTER TRAINING AND SIMULATION IN THE UNITED STATES

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Anaheim, 28 February 2024 – Leonardo and FlightSafety International (FSI) have announced at Heli-Expo 2024 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate a range of potential collaborations in the field of training and simulation in the United States.

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Feb
29
2024

Quantum Leap Forward: Zurich Instruments Unveils the SHF+ Product Line for High-Fidelity Qubit Control

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Zurich Instruments launches the SHFSG+ Signal Generator, SHFQC+ Qubit Controller and SHFQA+ Quantum Analyzer for high-fidelity qubit control and readout. Significant increase of the output signal-to-noise ratio reduces thermal qubit excitation, making the SHF+ line ideal for long coherence time qubits or scaling up Quantum Processing Units (QPUs). Swiss quality equipment for mountain-high fidelity qubit control.

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Feb
29
2024

Bell Announces Delivery of a Bell 505 for Powerline and Pipeline Patrol

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Anaheim, California (February 29, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced at HAI Heli Expo 2024 the successful delivery of a Bell 505 to Aerial Patrol. 

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Feb
29
2024

Columbia Helicopters Secures LOI with Heliswiss International for First International Customer of 234SP Model Chinook

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Aurora, Oregon: February 29, 2024 – Columbia Helicopters, a global leader in heavy-lift helicopter solutions, proudly announces the signing of a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Heliswiss International, marking the first international customer of the Model 234SP (Special Purpose) Chinook.

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Feb
29
2024

Rotortrade establishes headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, for expanded operations.

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Wilmington, Delaware, 29th February 2024 - Rotortrade, a global leader in the pre-owned helicopter and support industry, is proud to announce the establishment of its new North American headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. This strategic move marks a significant milestone in Rotortrade's expansion efforts, positioning the company for accelerated growth and enhanced service delivery across the region.

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Feb
29
2024

Rotortrade Unveils State-of-the-Art European Maintenance Center in Tallard, France

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[Tallard, 29.02.2024] — Rotortrade, a global leader in the pre-owned helicopter industry, proudly announces the opening of its European Maintenance Center in Tallard, France. This groundbreaking facility is set to redefine helicopter maintenance services, providing comprehensive support to owners and operators, including CAMO and PART145 services.

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Feb
29
2024

PHI MRO Services Announced as Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center

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PHI MRO Services, a leading maintenance repair and overhaul center, and Rolls-Royce are pleased to announce the appointment of PHI MRO Services as a Rolls-Royce Authorized Maintenance Center.

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Feb
29
2024

Airbus Helicopters wraps up Heli-Expo 2024 with 155 commitments

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Anaheim, 29 February 2024 – Airbus Helicopters wraps up the 2024 edition of Heli-Expo with 155 commitments, including 40 firm orders, from customers worldwide for a variety of its multi-mission helicopters.

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Mar
01
2024

Bell Signs First Bell 525 Purchase Agreement with Equinor for 10 Aircraft

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Anaheim, CA (March 1, 2024) Bell, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement with Equinor for the sale of 10 Bell 525 aircraft for North Sea offshore operations with deliveries expected to begin in 2026.

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Mar
01
2024

Last HAI HELI-EXPO Breaks Attendance Record

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Anaheim, Calif. (Mar. 01, 2024) – The world’s largest vertical aviation trade show and conference concluded with great news for the industry. Record attendance, business deals, and a new brand for the show’s producer marked this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO®, the 35th year the show has been held under that name. 

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Mar
01
2024

Heli Austria Selects TracPlus for Fleet-Wide Advanced Tracking and Data Insights Solutions

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Heli Austria, a leading operator in mission-critical helicopter services across Europe, has announced a strategic partnership with TracPlus, equipping their entire fleet of 37 aircraft with the advanced tracking, communications, and fleet management solutions. This collaboration marks a significant advancement in operational safety, efficiency, and responsiveness for Heli Austria's wide array of services, including heavy lifting, emergency medical services (EMS), flight training, and aerial firefighting.

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Mar
04
2024

Helitak Announces U.S. Business Expansion in California

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Helitak Firefighting Equipment, an Australian-based aerial firefighting tank manufacturer, announced on February 22, 2024, that the company was expanding its operations in the United States. The company has recently secured the lease of a 20,000-foot property at Camarillo Airport in California, where it will grow its operations in the United States.

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Mar
04
2024

LIFENET OF NEW YORK RELOCATES TO WESTERNVILLE

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WESTERNVILLE, NY – LifeNet 7-14 announced its official relocation from its sister location in Watertown, NY to Westernville, NY—where life-saving service continues to the Mohawk Valley region and beyond. The LifeNet team partnered with the Town of Western and the Fire Company to break ground on the new location in October 2023. The newly built helicopter pad, hangar, and living quarters for the flight crew are adjacent to the Fire Company.

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Mar
05
2024

QuikTrip Corporation Signs Purchase Agreement for Second Bell 429

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Fort Worth, Texas (March 4, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced during HAI Heli Expo 2024 the signed purchase agreement to QuikTrip Corporation for their second Bell 429.

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Mar
05
2024

QATAR EMIRI AIR FORCE AND LEONARDO CELEBRATE 2,500 FLIGHT HOURS OF THE NH90 HELICOPTER FLEET

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Doha, 05/03/2024 – On the occasion of the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (DIMDEX) 2024, the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) and Leonardo celebrated the 2,500 flight hours of the NH90 helicopter fleet. This milestone has been made possible through strategic cooperation, which has been aided by Leonardo’s direct involvement in providing training and supporting maintenance operations.

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Mar
05
2024

Joby Acquires Facility in Ohio, Begins Hiring to Support Initial Manufacturing Operations

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SANTA CRUZ, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Joby Aviation, Inc. (NYSE:JOBY), a company developing electric air taxis for commercial passenger service, today announced it has acquired an existing facility at Dayton International Airport and begun hiring in support of the Company’s initial manufacturing operations in Dayton, Ohio.

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Mar
06
2024

Coulson Aviation Continues to Advance Aerial Firefighting Industry Through Partnership with Kawak Aviation to Develop Improved Firefighting Black Hawk Platform

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Sacramento, Calif. – March 6, 2024 – Coulson Aviation is pleased to announce its partnership with Kawak Aviation to launch a modern, upgraded, and more cost-effective Firefighting Black Hawk aircraft platform. The world’s largest aerial firefighting company that designs, manufactures, installs, and operates aircraft, Coulson is leading the innovative charge for the proven UH-60-based firefighting aircraft to help ensure a safe solution for every customer and budget.

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Mar
06
2024

Enstrom Debuts New Partnerships, Paint Schemes at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024

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Enstrom Helicopter Corporation once again demonstrated its innovative vision for the future at HAI HELI-EXPO 2024, the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show. Between February 26-29, more than 15,000 helicopter pilots, professionals, and enthusiasts from 87 countries packed into Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, CA, breaking attendance records.

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Mar
07
2024

CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut

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Donauwörth, 7 March 2024 – Airbus has presented its full electric CityAirbus NextGen prototype to the public, ahead of its maiden flight later this year. The two-tonne class CityAirbus, with a wing span of approximately 12 metres, is being developed to fly with a 80 km range and to reach a cruise speed of 120 km/h, making it perfectly suited for operations in major cities for a variety of missions. 

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