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Oct
30
2020

FAA Launches Drone Safety Week

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety.

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Oct
29
2020

U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Six More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

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STRATFORD, Conn., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) will build six additional production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. The aircraft will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center of operations.

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Oct
29
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW UTAH BASE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAINSTAR HEALTHCARE

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other surrounding community hospitals, to provide emergency air medical services throughout northern Utah, southern Idaho, and southwest Wyoming.

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Oct
29
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES GARMIN BRONZE DEALER AWARD

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Oct. 29, 2020 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the Garmin Bronze Dealer Award for 2019, which recognizes the top aviation dealers in the Garmin network.

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Oct
28
2020

PS Engineering’s PAC45A Provides Complete Audio Control in Black Hawks Modernized Avionics Suite

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Lenoir City, TN –– XP Services announces FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval that includes PS Engineering’s state-of-the-art PAC45A, an all-digital audio controller system that includes MultiTalker®. The PAC45A is now part of XP Services STC for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk.

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Tags: Genesys Aerosystems XP Services
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Oct
27
2020

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT NAMED NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR BY LEADING TRADE ORGANIZATION

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., -- Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

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Oct
27
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems’ MD500 Series HEC System Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, Personnel Device Carrying Systems (PCDS) and HEC/ Training services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (SR04539NY) for its MD500 series helicopter HEC system.

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Oct
27
2020

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

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Donauwörth, 27 October, 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in Guayaquil. The contract includes training for 12 pilots and 15 technicians, as part of an in-country operational training programme.

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Oct
23
2020

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) selects Airbus and its partner IAI for Maritime Aerial Surveillance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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Bremen - The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and the global market leader in RPAS services, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services.

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Tags: ADAS Airbus Frontex
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Oct
23
2020

Leonardo, Telespazio and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital test the use of drones for biomedical material delivery

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The transportation of biomedical material with drones is the goal of the test, which has just been successfully completed, designed and undertaken by Leonardo, Telespazio (joint venture between Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with ENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority).

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Oct
22
2020

Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 22, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland.

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Oct
22
2020

Genesys Aerosystem's Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services announce FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval of the Genesys modernized avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk.

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Oct
22
2020

SH09 third prototype achieved several “firsts”

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Flight test activities have fully resumed at Mollis, Switzerland, having reassembled the third SH09 prototype (P3) after its return from Pozzallo.

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Oct
22
2020

Boeing’s Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

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AUSTRALIA, October 22, 2020 – The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year.

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Oct
21
2020

CAMTS Releases New Community Paramedicine Program Accreditation Standards

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Oct. 21, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) this month is celebrating 30 years of improving patient care quality and transport safety. CAMTS was the first in the world to develop comprehensive medical transport standards and an accreditation process for medical transport. Incorporated in 1990 in Pennsylvania, CAMTS published its first edition of standards in 1991. 

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Oct
21
2020

TracPlus and v2track disrupt the global asset tracking and communications market with v2track voice

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The v2track and TracPlus partnership was an obvious connection, sharing the same ethos of a customer-first approach. With a shared vision to make technology accessible to the wider market, engineers at v2track have created a powerful yet affordable solution to ensure customers are both seen and heard when operating in remote or high-risk areas.

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Oct
21
2020

AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR KURT MUSE

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West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will host author and speaker Kurt Muse on Saturday, November 14, from 7 until 8 p.m., as he recounts his harrowing tale of imprisonment in Panama and daring rescue by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) in 1989. He will speak adjacent AHMEC’s Hughes MH-6J helicopter, which was recreated from parts of the “Little Bird” that rescued him. The Museum will stream the event live over Zoom, and a limited number of VIP tickets are available to attend in person, meet Muse, and receive a signed copy of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

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Oct
21
2020

Boost Systems Introduces New & Improved Generation II HEC Suspension Line System

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Boost Systems' new Generation II HEC Suspension Line is the safest, most advanced suspension line system available to HEC crews operating in the powerline industry.

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Oct
20
2020

MD HELICOPTERS, INC. (MDHI) ANNOUNCES TWO INDEPENDENT CONTRACT AWARDS FROM ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND-REDSTONE

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MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter.

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Oct
20
2020

How HCare support contracts have kept customers flying for 35 years

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Thirty-five years ago, helicopter operators transporting energy industry workers to offshore oil and gas rigs in the North Sea faced a dilemma: how to achieve the highest possible helicopter availability levels in a competitive industry booming with demand, while keeping costs under control.  

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Tags: Airbus
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Oct
20
2020

Leonardo demonstrates helicopter-UAV teaming in the UK with its AW159 Wildcat

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On 17th September, Leonardo successfully demonstrated unique integrated capabilities between a manned aircraft and an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). This took place in the UK during Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUMT) trials between a Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter and a semi-autonomous UAV from Callen-Lenz Associates.

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Oct
15
2020

Air Methods chooses Airbus HCare to support its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Oct. 15, 2020 – Air Methods Corporation – the largest civil operator of Airbus helicopters worldwide with more than 450 aircraft in operation – has signed a $24 million, five-year HCare Smart support contract with Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to cover its fleet of 31 EC145 helicopters.

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Oct
15
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Red Bud, Illinois

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On September 19, 2020, about 1400 central daylight time, an experimental Safari helicopter, N60WD, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Red Bud, Illinois. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Surveillance video footage depicted the helicopter hovering near a storage building; however, the accident sequence itself was not captured. The helicopter appeared to be operating normally at that time. 

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Oct
15
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Chemehuevi Valley, CA

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Chemehuevi Valley, CA

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Oct
15
2020

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) upgrades helicopter fleet with delivery of first AW139 helicopter

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Leonardo is pleased to announce that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has taken delivery of its first AW139 helicopter.  The October 13 handoff included a small ceremony at Miami Executive Airport (TMB) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Officials from the County, including Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, spoke at the event. 

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Oct
15
2020

MD HELICOPTERS AWARDED TWO ARMY CONTRACTING COMMAND MD 530F CONTRACTS

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Mesa, Ariz. – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces two independent contract awards from Army Contracting Command-Redstone to support allied operations of the MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopter.

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Oct
15
2020

ASU Announces Leadership Changes, Joe Estrera named President, Hannah Gordon named COO

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(BOISE, Idaho — October 15, 2020) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that Joe Estrera, PhD., will be the new president of ASU and Hannah Gordon will be promoted as the new chief operating officer upon the retirement of ASU President Jim Winkle at the end of the year. Estrera previously served as the vice president and chief technology officer.  Gordon previously served as vice president of administration and sales. In partnership, Estrera will lead strategy and outward operations while Gordon will direct internal operations.

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Oct
14
2020

First NH90 delivered to the Spanish Air Force for search and rescue missions

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Albacete, 14 October 2020 - NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker) have delivered the first NH90 to the Spanish Air Force that will boost their search and rescue (SAR) and combat search and rescue (CSAR) mission capabilities.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters CSAR Fokker Leonardo NH90 NHIndustries SAR Spanish Air Force
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Oct
14
2020

PAC International completes Bell 407 upgrades for Haiti Air Ambulance

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14 OCT 2020 ­– Mount Pleasant – Pa. - PAC International has recently completed and delivered an upgraded Bell 407 to Haiti Air Ambulance, a leading provider of emergency medical helicopter services in Haiti.

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Oct
14
2020

Entrol launches the H05 FNPT II simulator based on H125 / AS350.

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Entrol has added a new simulator to its wide portfolio of helicopter simulators: the entrol H05 / H125 FNPT II.

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Tags: Entrol H05 / H125
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