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Mar
16
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kekaha, Hawaii

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On February 22, 2022, about 1020 Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter, N615CK, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), Barking Sands, Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. The two pilots and two crewmembers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 flight.

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Tags: Hawaii KEKAHA NTSB Report
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Mar
15
2022

BESTFLY Signs Purchase Agreement for First Bell 505 Sale in West Africa

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Dallas, TX (March 15, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 505 to BESTFLY, an Angolan aviation company, with the intent to purchase a second 505 within six months. This is the first 505 sale in Angola and West Africa. The first aircraft is expected to be delivered October 2022 and the second aircraft expected delivery date is October 2023. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation around the country.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron BESTFLY Textron
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Mar
15
2022

Leonardo announces contract for two AW139 helicopters with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

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Leonardo’s presence in the U.S. government continues to grow with today’s announcement of a contract for two AW139 aircraft by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA.).

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Tags: AW139 Leonardo NNSA
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Mar
15
2022

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) acquires Velocity Aerospace Group

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Atlanta, GA – March 15, 2022– Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries is pleased to announce the acquisition of Velocity Aerospace Group (Velocity).

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Tags: PAG Velocity
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Mar
14
2022

Sikorsky, United Rotorcraft Prepare For S-70™ FIREHAWK® Helicopter Demand

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DALLAS, – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, today signed a marketing teaming agreement that formalizes how both companies will collaborate to meet growing global interest in the S-70™ FIREHAWK® helicopter. The agreement will enable the team to identify demand, and more quickly build and configure new production FIREHAWK helicopters for government agencies worldwide that require a highly effective solution to attack increasingly deadly wildland fires.  

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Tags: Air Methods FIREHAWK helicopter Lockheed Martin S-70 Sikorsky
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Mar
14
2022

KAMAN Receives Follow-On Award for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) Cockpit

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar. 7, 2022– Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that its Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Division located in Jacksonville, Florida (Kaman) has received a follow on award from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), for the HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) cockpit. This award secures deliveries of the HH-60W cockpit from 2022 through 2025.

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Tags: CRH HH-60W Kaman Kaman Aerospace Jacksonville Kaman Corporation Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Mar
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: TEXARKANA, TX

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AIRCRAFT TAIL ROTOR STRUCK THE HELIPAD WHILE LANDING ON HOSPITAL, TEXARKANA, TX.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report TEXARKANA TX
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Mar
14
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: OKEECHOBEE, FL.

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AIRCRAFT STRUCK POWER LINES DURING TAKEOFF, OKEECHOBEE, FL

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Tags: FAA Accident Report FL OKEECHOBEE
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Mar
14
2022

ERICKSON INTRODUCES THE NEXT GENERATION WATER CANNON FOR THE S-64 AIR CRANE® HELICOPTER

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Portland, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced the next generation water cannon. The new water cannon will be available to customers in about a year, according to Manager of Autonomous Aircraft Development, Joey Sasser.  

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Tags: Erickson Water Cannon
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Mar
14
2022

Leonardo and Rotortrade extend their collaboration in the global civil helicopter pre-owned market with Distributor Agreement renewal

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Leonardo and Rotortrade announced on 8 March, during Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas, TX their intention to move forward in their long-established partnership in the global pre-owned civil helicopter market, renewing the Distributor Agreement which, starting in 2013, made Rotortrade the sole international distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters.  

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Tags: Heli Expo Leonardo Rotortrade
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Mar
14
2022

THC and Leonardo bolster corporate transport and EMS capabilities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with major AW139 helicopter fleet expansion

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THC (The Helicopter Company) and Leonardo are further reinforcing their collaboration in civil helicopter operations with the introduction of 16 AW139 intermediate twin engine aircraft for emergency medical service (EMS) and corporate transport missions across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Deliveries commence to start this year and shall be completed within the following three years. These aircraft add to THC’s existing AW139 fleet of seven helicopters. Six additional units may follow in the future expansion. 

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Tags: AW139 EMS Leonardo Saudi Arabia
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Mar
11
2022

AUSTRALIA’S NAUTILUS AVIATION ADDS FIVE BELL 407GXi HELICOPTERS

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Fort Worth, TX (March 11, 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale of five Bell 407GXi helicopters to Nautilus Aviation in Australia.  

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Tags: 407GXi Bell Bell Textron Heli Expo Nautilus Aviation Textron
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Mar
11
2022

Bell Launches Designer Series Interior for the Bell 429

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Dallas, TX (March 10, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, introduced a new Designer Series interior for the Bell 429. The Bell 429 complete with the new interior debuted at HAI’s Heli-Expo.

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Tags: Bell Bell 429 Bell Textron Heli Expo Textron
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Mar
11
2022

EUROTEC ORDERS 5 HELITOWCARTS

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Levis, Quebec – March 10, 2022 – Helitowcart is pleased to announce the sale of five Helitowcarts to Eurotec. The sale includes a variety of ground handling units including Heli-Carriers, which are compatible with several aircraft types and with the use of the counterweight balance to lift the helicopter, they make moving aircraft effortless and a safe one-person operation.

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Tags: Eurotec Heli Expo Helitowcart
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Mar
11
2022

Metropolitan Nashville Police Department orders two Airbus H125 helicopters

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Dallas, March 10, 2022 – The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has announced plans to enhance its crime fighting capabilities with two new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus H125 Heli Expo Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
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Mar
11
2022

Kern County Sheriff’s Office orders two Airbus H125 helicopters

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Dallas, March 10, 2022 – The Kern County Sheriff’s Office in California will acquire two new Airbus H125s as part of a plan to modernize its aging fleet of helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus H125 Kern County Sheriff
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Mar
11
2022

Helicopter Association International Closes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2022

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Alexandria, Va. (March 10, 2022) - As HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 comes to a close, the global rotorcraft community demonstrated an eagerness to put the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting social and business disruptions behind them. The four-day event, produced by Helicopter Association International, welcomed 13,083 helicopter professionals from 72 countries.

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Tags: HAI Heli Expo
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Mar
10
2022

Boston MedFlight orders its first five-bladed H145

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Dallas, March 10, 2022 – Boston MedFlight has just signed an order for its first five-bladed H145 helicopter as part of a fleet renewal and expansion project to support an increased need for critical care transportation in New England.

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Tags: Airbus Boston MedFlight H145 Heli Expo
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Mar
10
2022

BLR/Skywork AS355 FastFin Certification Program

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DALLAS, TEXAS,   March 10, 2022 - BLR Aerospace, Booth #8653 at HAI Heli-Expo 2022, is pleased to announce a partnership with Skywork Helicopters Limited, New Zealand’s leading provider of helicopter services, to certify the BLR FastFin® on the AS355 model. Certification is expected by the end of the 2nd quarter of 2022.

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Tags: AS355 BLR Aerospace FastFin Heli Expo Skywork Helicopters Limited
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Mar
10
2022

MD HELICOPTERS ENTERS LONG-TERM MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT WITH HOUSTON PD

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DALLAS, TEXAS, March 10, 2022 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has entered an exclusive five-year maintenance agreement with Houston Police Department to perform drive train component maintenance for the department’s eight MD 500E helicopters.

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Tags: Heli Expo Houston Police Department MD 500E MD Helicopters MDHI
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Mar
10
2022

Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega orders nine five-bladed H145s

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Dallas, 10 March 2022 – The Swiss Air-Rescue Service Rega has ordered nine five-bladed Airbus H145s to replace its current four-bladed versions. Rega’s new H145s will come equipped with a state-of-the-art navigation system that will enhance the mission capabilities and the safety of operations.

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Tags: Airbus H145 Heli Expo Swiss Air-Rescue
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Mar
10
2022

GPMS Collaborates with MD Helicopters to Achieve Foresight MX STC on MD530

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DALLAS (HELI-EXPO 2022) – March 08, 2022 – GPMS, a leader in the field of helicopter health monitoring systems, announced today that it has collaborated with MD Helicopters, Wysong Enterprises, and Tennessee Valley Authority to achieve the FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its Foresight MX predictive Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) on the MD530 platform.

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Tags: GPMS Heli Expo MD Helicopters Tennessee Valley Authority Wysong Enterprises
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Mar
10
2022

Becker Avionics Partners with BendixKing and AvPanels for Innovation

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March 10, 2022 - Miramar, FL - BendixKing from Pheonix, Arizona, Becker Avionics from Miramar Florida, and AvPanels from Ft. Worth Texas are pleased to announce the cooperative development of a new glass panel cockpit for the Robinson R44 helicopter to be featured in the booth of Helicopter Institute at Heli-Expo 2022 in Dallas Texas.

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Tags: avPanels Becker BendixKing Heli Expo R44 Robinson Helicopters
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Mar
09
2022

Bell HAI Heli-Expo 2022

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Bell announced that Mr. David Lukes, CEO of SMARTTECH based in Prague, Czech Republic signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi. The expected delivery is August 2022 out of Mirabel, Canada.

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Tags: Bell David Lukes SMARTTECH
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Mar
09
2022

Leonardo Virtual Reality for Rear Crew Training: the MITHOS

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Dallas, 09 March 2022 - The new era of mission and cabin crew operators training focused on the latest state of the art augmented reality is going live through the Leonardo Modular Interactive Trainer for Helicopter Operators: the MITHOS.

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Tags: Heli Expo Leonardo MITHOS
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Mar
09
2022

Riverside Police Department orders two Airbus H125 helicopters

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Dallas, March 9, 2022 – Riverside Police Department will add two new Airbus H125 helicopters to its law enforcement fleet that serves and protects the City of Riverside, California, following an order placed December last year.

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Tags: Airbus City of Riverside H125 Riverside Police Department
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Mar
09
2022

Salt River Project Adds SUBARU BELL 412EPX

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Dallas, TX (9 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at Heli-Expo 2022 the signed purchase agreement by Salt River Project (SRP) for a SUBARU BELL 412EPX. Salt River Project performs critical missions providing water and electricity to the greater Phoenix area.

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Tags: Bell Heli Expo Salt River Project SRP Subaru Bell 412EPX Textron
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Mar
09
2022

PHI expands Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Division, offers MRO services to external parties.

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Global helicopter provider, PHI, has announced the expansion of its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services. The services will be delivered out of its state-of-the-art facility in Lafayette, Louisiana, as well as being delivered in-field and on-site. 

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Tags: Heli Expo PHI
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Mar
09
2022

Ecocopter orders three H125s and one H145

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Dallas, 9 March 2022 – Ecocopter has ordered three H125s and one H145 to be used for aerial work missions in a variety of industrial sectors. The helicopters will be delivered by the end of 2022 and mid-2023 respectively, and will join Ecocopter’s fleet of 18 helicopters, solely composed of Airbus aircraft, and which carry out operations in Chile, Peru and Ecuador.

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Tags: Airbus Ecocopter H125 Heli Expo
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Mar
09
2022

Airbus partners with Spirit AeroSystems to develop the wings of CityAirbus NextGen

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Dallas, 9 March 2022 – Airbus has signed an agreement with Spirit AeroSystems through its subsidiary for the development of CityAirbus NextGen’s wings. This partnership will support Airbus’ exploration of disruptive aircraft design while complying with the most stringent regulations.

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Tags: Airbus CityAirbus Heli Expo Spirit AeroSystems
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