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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
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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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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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

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
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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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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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

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
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
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
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
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
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

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

ASU Promotes Chad St. Francis to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

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BOISE, Idaho — 7/13/2021 - Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced today that ASU Director of Business Development and Military Programs Chad St. Francis is being promoted to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.  The company also announced the addition of Dan Meyer as the company’s new senior director of sales and customer service. 

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Tags: ASU Aviation Specialties Unlimited Chat St. Franics Dan Meyer
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Jul
13
2021

Collins Aerospace invests $30M to expand global repair facility in Monroe, N.C.

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MONROE, N.C. (July 13, 2021) – Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), today announced it has completed an approximately $30 million expansion of its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Monroe, North Carolina.

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Jul
12
2021

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

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​Fort Worth, TX (July 12, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Ethiopia Textron
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Jul
12
2021

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

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Safran Helicopter Engines has received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter engines. Arrano received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) type certification in June 2019.

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Jul
12
2021

HeliSpeed Extends SAR Support Agreement with British International Helicopters (BIH)

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The extended five-year agreement cements a long-term partnership between global aviation business, HeliSpeed, and BIH. HeliSpeed will continue to provide helicopter pilots, engineers and technical crew from their growing network of over 2,500 aviation professionals.

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Jul
12
2021

HOW AIR METHODS’ SUPPLY CHAIN TEAM ADAPTED TO COVID-19 CHALLENGES

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The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted a lot of people’s lives, especially in healthcare. However, the impact on the industry’s supply chain was not something most people thought about. It happened fast, though. When nations began sending workers home and closed businesses to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, it caused an abrupt stop to many vital global supply chains. That impact was felt greatest on the healthcare industry, which was on the front line fighting the pandemic.

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Jul
09
2021

TRAKKA SYSTEMS IS PROUD TO SUPPORT WESTERN POWER DISTRIBUTION

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Trakka Systems is proud to support Western Power Distribution in its critical role of supplying electricity to eight million customers. The five EC135 Airbus Helicopters have been retrofitted with the TrakkaCam SWE-400 QUAD multispectral imaging camera giving the operators the ability to detect and evaluate hot spots located on transmission grids.

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Jul
09
2021

AIR METHODS’ SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM RECOGNIZED BY THE FAA

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(DENVER, Colorado July 8, 2021) – On Tuesday, July 6th, Air Methods (AMC), the leading air medical service in the country, received its letter of acknowledgement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepting AMC’s Safety Management System (SMS). In the United States there are 1,977 Part 135 operators, and Air Methods is one of 21 to receive this recognition.

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Jul
09
2021

Leonardo and Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps: renew cooperation agreement for a joint development on new capabilities

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The enhancement of existing technologies to save human lives and the development of new operative and training solutions make helicopter rescues more efficient and safer when deploying rescue personnel. These objectives form the renewed agreement between Leonardo and the Italian National Alpine and Speleological Rescue Corps (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico - CNSAS), which was signed for the first time in December 2016 and reproposed for the next three years.

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Jul
07
2021

BELL ANNOUNCES FVL SYSTEMS INTEGRATION LAB FACILITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CITY OF ARLINGTON, TX

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today plans for a Systems Integration Lab (SIL) facility at the Bell Flight Research Center (FRC) in Arlington, TX. This state-of-the-art facility will support testing and verification for both the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) and Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) programs, each with their own dedicated footprint. Bell anticipates starting construction in the coming weeks.

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Tags: Bell Flight Research Center Bell Textron Belll FLRAA FRC SIL Systems Integration Lab Textron
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Jul
06
2021

Safran and Global Turbine Asia renewed their contract to support Malaysian H225M engines

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6 July 2021, Kuala Lumpur - Safran Helicopter Engines and Global Turbine Asia (GTA) have renewed their contract to support Makila 2A of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF). Powering their H225M helicopters, over 30 Makila engines will continue to be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP). Since 2014, this agreement has proved its efficiency to satisfy RMAF’s requirements for optimum availability during their operations.

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Tags: Global Turbine Asia Makila 2A Makila Engines RMAF Royal Malaysian Air Force Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
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Jul
05
2021

Whirly-Girls International Announces Garmin Training Scholarships

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The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund Inc. today announced they will be offering fifteen new Garmin® eLearning Scholarships to deserving members of Whirly-Girls International in their mid-year scholarship round in 2021.

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Jul
05
2021

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

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5 July 2021, Bordes - For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter Engines plants. By the end of the year, the manufacturer plans to use at least 10% SAF at all its French facilities.

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Tags: Arrano Bordes France Safran
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Jul
02
2021

The global helicopter fleet with Helionix avionics logs 500,000+ flight hours

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Underscoring its growing popularity with operators worldwide, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite now equips more than 500 H135, H145, H160, and H175 rotorcraft around the world – with over half a million flight hours logged to date by this fleet.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135 H145 H160 H175 Helionix
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Jul
02
2021

AIR METHODS WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!

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As we roll into the long holiday weekend, many will be celebrating with family and friends. From gatherings at the beach, lake, and mountains, to barbecues and late-night fireworks, new memories will be made. We want them to be positive ones, so your safety is paramount. Keep these safety tips in mind while enjoying the holiday with your loved ones.

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