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Jul
28
2022

LIFESTAR EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL SERVICES TO RESIDENTS OF SOUTH GEORGIA WITH NEW BASE

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Hinesville, GA, July 28, 2022 – A trusted name in air medical services is ready to answer the call when residents of Liberty County and beyond need emergency care. LifeStar 2 opened today in Hinesville, GA, serving South Georgia. 

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Tags: Air Methods LifeStar 2
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Jul
28
2022

Vita Inclinata Expands Vita Rescue System (VRS) Sales To Africa and South America Through United Aero Group (UAG) Partnership

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 28, 2022 — Vita Inclinata (Vita), developer and producer of precision aerospace and industrial stabilization devices, today announced a partnership with United Aero Group (UAG), an OEM authorized independent service provider focused on rotary support for both commercial and military customers around the world. The partnership will enable UAG to resell the Vita Rescue System (VRS) to search and rescue/combat search and rescue/emergency medical services (SAR/CSAR/EMS) customers who operate hoist-equipped aircraft throughout Africa and South America. UAG views the VRS as a critical life-saving tool paramount to helping these specific customers save lives. 

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Tags: United Areo Groupo Vita Inclinata
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Jul
28
2022

Two Bell 505s Join Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Aviation Unit

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Fort Worth, TX (28 July 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 aircraft to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The two Bell 505 will aid in multi-mission law enforcement operations for FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Florida Fish and Wildlife FWC Textron
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Jul
28
2022

Technisonic Announces All-Band Analog Module for TDFM 9200 /9300 Series Radios

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Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announced its new All-Band analog module designed for the TDFM-9200 and 9300 series radios called the “T6” at a special customer social in Reno, Nevada at APSA’s annual APSCON convention.  

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Tags: APSCON TDFM-9200 TDFM-9300 Techisonic Industries
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Jul
28
2022

PPI Technical Servicers, LLC, ARMES Aviation, LLC and Nebraska Gas Turbine, Inc. Join Forces to Provide a Turn-Key Maintenance Solution for the Black Hawk UH-60 and Variants

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Bellevue, Washington, July 18, 2022 – PPI Tech Services LLC, a member of the Precision Aerospace Products (PAP) group of companies and a pioneer in enhancing in-country maintenance and operational capabilities, has announced a strategic teaming agreement with Nebraska Gas Turbine Inc. (NGTI) and ARMES Aviation LLC. This groundbreaking association merges core UH-60 experience and a deep understanding of innovative and international operations. The three companies will offer a comprehensive Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) solution for the Black Hawk Helicopter platform, including the General Electric T700 engine and the UH-60/S70i airframe structure, avionics hydraulics, fabrication, and complete flight line maintenance. 

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Tags: PPI Tech Services Precision aerospace
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Jul
28
2022

Precision Renews with Number One Guimbal

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July 28, 2022 McMinnville, OR – Precision Support Services, LLC., renewed its contract with Helicopteres Guimbal as the North American Distributor, following the announcement Guimbal has once again been ranked #1 in Vertical Mag’s Helicopter Manufacturers Survey globally for overall Customer Satisfaction, and with particularly high marks in North America.

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Jul
27
2022

New York Police Department Aviation Unit Selects SUBARU BELL 412EPX

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Fort Worth, TX (27 July 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for two SUBARU BELL 412EPX aircraft to the New York Police Department Aviation Unit. The two aircraft will be the ninth Bell product to join the NYPD rotorcraft fleet and will be configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. 

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Tags: Bell Bell Flight Bell Textron NYPD Subaru Bell 412EPX Textron
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Jul
27
2022

Milestone Aviation Welcomes New Customer, Heliconia Group, with the Delivery of an AW139 Helicopter

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DUBLIN – Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced today that it has delivered to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”) a AW139 helicopter.

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Tags: AW139 Heliconia Group Leonardo Helicopter Milestone Milestone Aviation Group
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Jul
27
2022

LCI signs agreement for up to six H175 helicopters from Airbus

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27th July, 2022 - LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has today announced an order for up to six H175 super-medium helicopters from Airbus, valued at over US$125 million.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H175 LCI Libra Group
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Jul
27
2022

LCI SIGNS AGREEMENT FOR UP TO SIX H175 HELICOPTERS FROM AIRBUS

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27th July, 2022 - LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, has today announced an order for up to six H175 super-medium helicopters from Airbus, valued at over US$125 million.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H175 LCI Libra Group
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Jul
27
2022

AeroBrigham Sets Record Pace for 2022

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July 27, 2022 - Decatur, Texas- With nine fixed and rotor wing airframe completions and reconfigurations delivered in the first six months of 2022, North Texas maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facility, AeroBrigham, is poised for record growth. More aircraft are on the books for the second part of the year with a mix of law enforcement, fire suppression, air medical, and corporate configurations planned. Recent deliveries included two AT802F Fire Boss fixed wing fire bombers, a Bell 429 for Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Department in South Louisiana, another 429 for Collier County Sheriff’s Department in Florida, and four Bell 429 airframes for the Jamaica Defence Force. An additional Bell 407GX was converted from a VIP configuration to a fire suppression mission role.

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Tags: AeroBrigham
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Jul
27
2022

Metro Aviation delivers new H125 to Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office

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27 JUL 2022 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation recently completed and delivered a new H125 for the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The completion was done in conjunction with aviation technology and wireless communications leader CNC Technologies and is the first aircraft Metro has completed for the department. The new aircraft will replace one of the department’s oldest aircraft, an AS350B2, in the fleet since 1991.

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Tags: H125 Metro Aviation Pinellas County Sheriff
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Jul
27
2022

1st paralyzed pilot (veteran) to fly a helicopter is featured at AirVenture 2022, Oshkosh

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One of the most intriguing exhibits, Booth 355 at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2022, Jul. 25 – Jul. 31, is co-hosted by Rotor X and the National Veterans Vocational Village (NV3) Foundation (www.NV3Foundation.org), a 501(c)3 headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO.

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Tags: EAA AirVenture Oshkosh NV3 Foundation Rotor X
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Jul
26
2022

Sikorsky S-92® Helicopter Fleet Surpasses 2 Million Flight Hours

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STRATFORD, Conn., July 26, 2022 – The global fleet of the multi-mission Sikorsky S-92 ® helicopters is rapidly accumulating flight hours, surpassing 2 million flight hours in a variety of missions including search and rescue, oil and gas transportation and VIP transportation in 28 countries. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Tags: 2 million flight hours Lockheed Martin S-92 Sikorsky
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Jul
26
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CEDAR CITY, UT

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AIRCRAFT EXPERIENCED HARD LANDING AND ROLL OVER DURING AUTOROTATION, CEDAR CITY, UT.

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Tags: CEDAR CITY FAA Accident Report UT
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Jul
26
2022

China’s Xiangjiang General Aviation Development Company pioneers public HEMS and aerial fire-fighting missions with AW139 and AW109 Trekker helicopter orders

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China’s Xiangjiang General Aviation Development Company (“Xiangjiang GA”) has signed a contract for one AW139 medium twin-engine helicopter and one AW109 Trekker light twin helicopter. The helicopters will be utilised by various municipal branches in the Hunan province, performing public HEMS, fire-fighting and public security missions. The project represents a brand new public sponsored approach in the establishment of a nationwide HEMS and aerial fire-fighting network in China. 

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Tags: AW109 AW139 China Leonardo Xiangjiang
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Jul
26
2022

China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) acquires four AW139 Helicopters for Offshore Oil and Gas Production operations

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China’s CITIC Offshore Helicopter Company (COHC) has signed a contract for four AW139 medium twin-engine helicopters, which will be utilised in country for offshore Oil and Gas Production (OGP) operations. The deliveries will be completed by first half of 2023, expanding Leonardo fleet operated by COHC to 10 helicopters with 8 AW139s, one AW169 and one AW109 Power. 

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Tags: AW139 China COHC Leonardo OGP
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Jul
26
2022

Metro Aviation to attend APSCON 2022

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26 JUL 2022 – Reno, NV. - Metro Aviation, the largest air medical helicopter completion center in the world, will be in the Biggest Little City for the Airborne Public Safety Convention in Reno, NV, July 27-29. 

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Tags: APSCON Metro Aviation
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Jul
26
2022

Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland to develop the world’s first H145 Virtual Reality simulator

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Marignane, 26 July 2022 – Airbus Helicopters and VRM Switzerland are co-developing a Virtual Reality (VR) training device for the twin-engine H145 helicopter. This innovative new training tool will offer H145 operators an affordable, compact training solution with realistic flight behaviour and  full-body immersion, as well as the 3D vision and high resolution scenery of VR technology.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters VR VRM Switzerland
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Jul
25
2022

GPMS Announces Major Expansion of Certified Installer Network

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Waterbury, VT – July 25, 2022 – GPMS International announced today that it has expanded its Certified Installer network to meet the growing demand for its Foresight MX solution, the helicopter industry’s most advanced Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS).

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Tags: Foresight MX GPMS HUMS
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Jul
25
2022

Latest Garmin Pilot app adds graphical weight & balance and enhancements for European users

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OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ application for iPad® or iPhone® mobile devices. The new enhancements include the graphical weight & balance feature which displays a detailed view of the aircraft layout to see where the weight is loaded, in addition to looking at traditional moment / arm charts. Support for the uAvionix Sky Echo 2 has been added and additional documents are now available within the document viewer for European users.

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Jul
25
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: WATERLOO, ILLINOIS

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WHILE CONDUCTING CROP DUSTING OPERATIONS, HELICOPTER CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES, WATERLOO, ILLINOIS.

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Tags: FAA Accident Report Illinois WATERLOO
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Jul
25
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CLARINDA, IOWA

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HELICOPTER WAS CONDUCTING AERIAL APPLICATION AND STRUCK A POWERLINE, CLARINDA, IOWA.

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Tags: CLARINDA FAA Accident Report Iowa
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Jul
21
2022

NTSB Preliminary Report: Becker, MN

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On July 6, 2022, about 1015 central daylight time, a Hiller UH-12E helicopter, N64272, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Becker, Minnesota. The pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight.

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Jul
21
2022

Rhineland-Palatinate orders two H145 helicopters for its police force

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Farnborough, 21 July 2022 – The Ministry of Interior of Rhineland-Palatinate has ordered two five-bladed Airbus H145s for its police force, following a European tender launched earlier this year. The helicopters will replace the state’s current H135 fleet and will be operated by the police helicopters squadron in Winningen. The first delivery is planned for Q1 2024.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145
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Jul
21
2022

The future of UK uncrewed military VTOL technology is secure onshore as MOD gives green light to Leonardo for “Proteus” demonstration flight

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The UK Ministry of Defence's Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Future Capability Group (FCG) has awarded a four-year contract valued at 71 million Eur (£60 million) to Leonardo to deliver the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Air System (RWUAS) Technology Demonstration Programme (TDP), "RWUAS CCD Phase 3 TDP”. This programme funded through Defence Innovation, will include the flight of an advanced uncrewed VTOL prototype referred to by the UK MOD as “Proteus”. Proteus is a key element of the Royal Navy Future Maritime Aviation Force (FMAF) vision for Anti-Submarine Warfare support.

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Tags: Leonardo RWUAS UAS UK Ministry of Defence
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Jul
21
2022

Milestone Aviation Delivers Two AW169s to Sloane Helicopters

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DUBLIN – Thursday, July 21, 2022 – The Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, has announced today that it has delivered a second AW169 helicopter to UK-based operator, Sloane Helicopters (“Sloane”).

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Tags: AW169 Milestone Aviation Group Sloane Helicopters
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Jul
21
2022

London’s Air Ambulance Charity orders H135s for fleet renewal

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Farnborough,  – London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC) – the helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) for the UK’s capital – has ordered two Airbus H135 helicopters for the renewal of its fleet under a contract signed at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Farnborough International Airshow H135 HEMS
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Jul
20
2022

NTSB Final Report: Borrego Springs, CA

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On April 30, 2018, about 1330 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company (RHC) R44 II, N423ML, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Borrego Springs, California. One passenger received minor injuries, and the pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

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Jul
20
2022

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust introduces another AW169 helicopter to its fleet

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Farnborough, 18/07/2022 – Leonardo is pleased to announce that the UK charity Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust (EHAAT) will be introducing its second AW169 helicopter for its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The agreement between Specialist Aviation Services and EHAAT, which was signed at the Farnborough International Airshow, includes a bespoke medical interior, in addition to other modifications to be provided by SAS.

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Tags: AW169 EHAAT EMS Essex & Hertz Air Leonardo
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