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Apr
14
2021

The Racer programme reaches cruise speed

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The Racer programme is one of Airbus Helicopters most exciting innovation projects and one that illustrates the company’s approach to innovation, which is focused on delivering value to customers and lowering helicopter emissions. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters The Racer Programme
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Apr
14
2021

AIR METHODS REOPENS SEASONAL AIR IDAHO RESCUE BASE IN WEST YELLOWSTONE

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Our subsidiary, Air Idaho Rescue, has reopened its West Yellowstone seasonal air medical base serving the greater Yellowstone region. In conjunction with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), the Air Idaho Rescue base extends care to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Madison River valley. The base officially commenced operations this month, with service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Tags: Air Idaho Resuce Air Methods
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Apr
14
2021

FAA Approval Received for Boost Human External Cargo Systems’ Bell 212/412 Dual Hook HEC System

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Vancouver, British Columbia: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems - www.boostsystems.ca) the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully certified Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and training services for the Search and Rescue, public safety, utility and defense sectors has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for its the Bell 212 and 412, 412CF, 412EP series HEC systems. (STC: SR04616NY).

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Tags: Boost Human External Cargo Boost Systems FAA
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Apr
13
2021

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

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A few weeks ago, the VSR700 demonstrator achieved a test flight that pushed its speed limit to 60kts (more than 110km/h), entirely opening its flight envelope at low speed. At the end of the test, the demonstrator had accumulated more than 10 flight hours. Thanks to this milestone, the VSR700 programme is getting closer to its goal: providing the French Navy with a sea-demonstration-compatible Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

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Tags: Airbus Drone UAS VSR700
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Apr
13
2021

Bell Signs Teaming Agreements with Suppliers in Germany

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Fort Worth, TX (April 13, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed teaming agreements with German suppliers to support Bell’s industrial participation efforts in Germany. As part of the collaboration, Bell will compete for the upcoming tender for the renewal of the helicopter fleet for the Bundespolizei and will offer the Bell 525.

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Tags: Bell Bell 525 Bell Textron Bundespolizei Germany Textron
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Apr
13
2021

MD Helicopters Expands Flexible Financing Options for Customers

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Mesa, Ariz., April 13, 2021 – As part of the company’s renewed focus on strengthening customer support, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will be working  with National Bank of Arizona to provide qualified customers with expanded aircraft finance and lease options, subject to credit approval.  The financing options offered through the new relationship with National Bank of Arizona allows MDHI to continue to improve and expand customer services and overall customer experience and satisfaction.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI National Bank of Arizona
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
13
2021

Universal Avionics Appoints Don Milum as Director of Sales

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Tucson, Arizona - April 13, 2021 – Mr. Marc Bouliane, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Services for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. Don Milum has been appointed Director of Sales. Don is based out of Kansas City, Missouri U.S. and will lead UA’s team of Regional Sales Managers in North America. 

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Tags: Don Milum Marc Bouliane Universal Avionics
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Apr
12
2021

Derazona to be Asia’s first H160 operator for oil and gas

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Jakarta, 12 April 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector. The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Derazona Helicopters H160 Indonesia
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Apr
08
2021

FRASCA Named FTD Subcontractor for Navy TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System

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April 8, 2021 URBANA, IL. - FRASCA International, Inc. (FRASCA) has been named as a subcontractor for the US Navy TH-73A Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract was awarded to FlightSafety Defense, a FlightSafety International Company that will provide Contractor Instructional Services (CIS) and availability on 18 FRASCA-designed and manufactured Level 6 and Level 7 Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

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Tags: FlightSafety Frasca US Navy
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Apr
08
2021

Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

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Required recurrent online training for remote pilots who hold a current Part 107 certificate is now available on the FAA website. Remote pilots may take the training now in preparation for when the agency implements the Operations Over People rule. The training ensures Part 107 certificated remote pilots have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the final rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021.

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Tags: Drone FAA Part 107
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
07
2021

HAI Statement on NTSB’s 2021 – 2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

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Alexandria, Va. (April 7, 2021) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met April 6, 2021, to select the items for the agency’s 2021–2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Two of the 10 items on the list would affect the rotorcraft industry:

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Tags: HAI NTSB
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
06
2021

RECREATION, COVID-19 SURGES STRESSED EMS SYSTEMS LAST YEAR

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It’s been a strange, stressful year for our flight paramedics and nurses in eastern Idaho, with pandemic challenges adding a new burden to their ordinary tasks of patient transport and wilderness rescue. A job that once consisted of ferrying critical patients from outlying hospitals to larger facilities and stabilizing patients from trips deep in the backcountry and national parks in Idaho and Wyoming, is now strained by the complications of COVID-19.

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Tags: Air Methods
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
06
2021

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

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6 April 2021, Hamburg - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions.

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Tags: Airrius Bundespolizei German Federal Police H120 Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
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Apr
06
2021

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ugandan Aviation Company

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Fort Worth, TX (Apr. 6, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter equipped with the Med-Pac Inc. LLC Emergency Medical Services Lite Interior to BAR Aviation. This marks the first Bell 505 in Uganda and the first Bell 505 designed to complete medical evacuation (medevac) missions in Africa.

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Tags: Bar Aviation Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Med-Pac Textron Uganda
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Apr
06
2021

Robinson R66 Police Helicopter Joins Polk County Sheriff’s Aviation Fleet

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Torrance, CA — On April 2nd, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered R66 Police Helicopter serial number 1025 to Florida’s Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO). 

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Tags: PCSO Polk County Sheriff's Office R66 Robinson Helicopter Company
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Apr
05
2021

FAA Task Force Focuses on Youth Access to Jobs

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The Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force held its second public meeting on March 31, 2021, hearing from guest speakers from Black Girls Who Drone and the Civil Air Patrol. Ernanda White, founder of Black Girls Who Drone spoke on exploring other entry points to engage underrepresented women and girls in aviation, while Dr. Jeffrey Montgomery with the Civil Air Patrol addressed additional areas of aviation education and outreach.

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Tags: FAA
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
05
2021

ERICKSON RENEWS FIRE CONTRACT WITH HELLENIC REPUBLIC FOR 2021

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated is very pleased to announce that our firefighting contracts in the Hellenic Republic of Greece have been renewed for the 2021 fire season.

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Tags: Erickson Fire Season Hellenic Republic of Greece
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Apr
05
2021

AIR METHODS’ TESTIMONY ON SB 1038 REGARDING AIR MEDICAL MEMBERSHIPS BEFORE THE TENNESSEE SENATE

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On Tuesday, March 23, Ruthie Barko, Air Methods Director of Government Affairs, testified before the Tennessee Senate Commerce and Labor Committee in support of SB 1028, which seeks to provide consumers protection in regards to air medical memberships. The following is the complete text of her testimony, which can also be viewed on the Committee webpage – testimony begins at 23:00 minute mark.

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Tags: Air Methods
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
05
2021

Concorde Battery Corporation Trains Over 2,500 in Virtual IA Events this Year

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WEST COVINA, CA, USA  --  Early 2020 saw the last of in-person events including the Concorde Battery IA (Inspection Authorization) Renewal Series hosted annually at key locations throughout the country.  Rather than cancel Concorde’s IA recurrent training events in 2021, Concorde pivoted, and created Concorde’s Virtual IA Renewal Series that provided the opportunity for airmen to complete the training necessary to renew their IA certificate through virtual classes provided free of charge.

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Tags: Concorde Battery
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
05
2021

BELL AND U.S. ARMY ADVANCE DEVELOPMENT OF V-280 VALOR AND AVIATION MODERNIZATION

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and the U.S. Army have agreed to terms on the execution of the second phase of the Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) contract that was awarded in March 2020 for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. This new contract is an important milestone and testament to the continued momentum for Army modernization. Bell’s flight-proven V-280 Valor design advances from an aircraft with transformational speed and survivability towards a low-risk weapons system ready to support joint combined arms and maneuver operations around the world.

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Tags: Bell CD&RR FLRAA Textron US Army V-280
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Mar
31
2021

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. submits bid to support the NYPD’s next-generation fleet with the H175

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, March 31, 2021 – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has submitted a bid to the New York Police Department (NYPD)’s request for proposal for two new helicopters to partially replace their aging fleet of rotorcraft. Airbus is prepared to equip the New York Police Department with high-tech, high-performance search and rescue H175 helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus H175 NYPD
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
31
2021

ENAV AND LEONARDO: FIRST SATELLITE NAVIGATION PROCEDURES FOR HELICOPTERS IN APULIA - ITALY

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ENAV and Leonardo have tested and validated the PBN (Performance Based Navigation) procedure for the Foggia – Tremiti S. Domino Island route in the Apulia region (Southern Italy). This was carried out with an AW169 helicopter operated by Alidaunia, a company providing transport services to and from the Tremiti Islands, as well as emergency medical service missions which support the relevant local community.

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Tags: Leonardo PBN
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Mar
30
2021

Helping Helicopter Customers Redefine “Mission Possible”

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When the first practical helicopter took flight in 1939, those aviation pioneers couldn’t possibly have known how many ways the world would end up using it – to rush critically ill people to hospitals, to inspect and maintain towering windmills, even to deliver intrepid skiers to mountaintops so they could freestyle to the valleys below.

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Tags: Pratt & Whitney
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
30
2021

ERICKSON WINS 3 U.S. FOREST SERVICE CONTRACTS FOR UPCOMING WILDFIRE SEASON

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces three new USFS Firefighting contracts for the upcoming 2021 wildfire season. 

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Tags: Erickson USFS Firefighting
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Mar
30
2021

Spectrum Aeromed Outfits Bell 407 for Haiti Air Ambulance

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FARGO, ND — Spectrum Aeromed recently completed a project with Haiti Air Ambulance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency helicopter services to the people and visitors of Haiti.

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Tags: Haiti Air Ambulance Spectrum Spectrum Aeromed
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
30
2021

Japan Coast Guard adds two H225s to growing fleet

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Tokyo, 30 March 2021 – Japan Coast Guard (JCG) will expand its fleet with two new H225 helicopters, taking its total Super Puma fleet up to 17, comprising two AS332s and 15 H225s. The largest Super Puma operator in Japan received its tenth H225 in February this year. The new helicopters will join its growing fleet to support territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in the country. 

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Tags: Airbus AS332 H225 Japan Coast Guard
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
29
2021

StandardAero Recognized by Rolls-Royce for the 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” Award during annual FIRST Network Recognition Event

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – March 29, 2021 – StandardAero was recently recognized by Rolls-Royce during its annual FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) NetworkTM Recognition event with the 2021 “Trusted to Deliver Excellence” award.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide.

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Tags: FIRST M250 NetworkTM Rolls-Royce StandardAero
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Mar
29
2021

Airbus to boost “cold” technology testing as part of its decarbonisation roadmap

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Toulouse, 29 March 2021 – Airbus has launched “Advanced Superconducting and Cryogenic Experimental powertraiN Demonstrator” (ASCEND) to explore the impact of superconducting materials and cryogenic temperatures on the performance of an aircraft’s electrical propulsion systems.

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Tags: Airbus ASCEND
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
29
2021

Ultra-lightweight Battery Gives Robinson R44 More Useful Load

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WICHITA, Kan. (March 29, 2021) — True Blue Power, the first company to receive FAA TSO certification for lithium-ion batteries, today announced the company’s TB17 (17 amp-hour) lithium-ion main ship battery is a standard option on Robinson Helicopter Company’s R44. Weighing only 16 pounds, the TB17 gives R44 operators an additional 13 pounds of useful load compared to the helicopter’s standard lead-acid battery.

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Tags: R44 Robinson True Blue Power
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
29
2021

Singapore receives its first H225M helicopter

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Singapore, 29 March 2021 – The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has taken delivery of its first H225M helicopter in Singapore.

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Tags: H225M Republic of Singapore Air Force RSAF Singapore
Categories: Press Releases

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