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Feb
09
2021

Robinson's Cockpit Video Camera Now Available

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Torrance, CA (Feb. 8, 2021) — Robinson’s Cockpit Video Camera introduced at Heli Expo 2020 is now optional on R22/R44 helicopters and standard on R66 helicopters ordered after 15 January 2021. 

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Tags: Heli Expo R22 R44 R66 Robinson Robinson Cockpit Video Camera
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Feb
08
2021

Bell Announces Sale of Six Bell 505s to Jamaica Defence Force

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Fort Worth, TX (8 February 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement for six Bell 505 aircraft to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). The newly acquired Bell 505s will be configured to support Public Safety missions in country and be used by the Force’s Caribbean Military Aviation School (CMAS) to train international rotorcraft pilots.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Jamaica Defence Force JDF Textron
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Feb
08
2021

Spectrum Aeromed Teams with PIU Providers for COVID-19 Response

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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, requests for isolation units have increased dramatically. To continue to meet and exceed the needs of the global market during this challenging time, Spectrum Aeromed has partnered with ISOVAC Products and other manufacturers. Together, these industry leaders will support the global increase in demand and offer a safe, reliable solution for transporting COVID-19 patients.

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Feb
04
2021

Genesys Aerosystems Announces New Virtual EFIS Tool

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Mineral Wells, TX (February 04, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, announced today the availability of a new software tool for all levels of Full Flight Simulators/Flight Training Devices and integration testing, the Virtual IDU (VIDU).

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Feb
04
2021

Bell Delivers the First Bell 505 NXi to Europe

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​Fort Worth, TX (Feb. 4, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered the first European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)-certified Bell 505 NXi to a corporate customer in Europe. The delivery was made at the Bell Textron Prague facility.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 NXi Bell Textron EASA
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Feb
04
2021

SH09 flies after major retrofit

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This modification programme was successfully implemented thanks to the joint efforts of the Kopter and Leonardo teams. It includes a new main rotor head design, a new main gear box with an extended mast, and new flight controls configuration. Another significant change is the installation of the state-of-the-art Garmin G3000H integrated flight deck, flown for the first time on a helicopter.

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Tags: Kopter Leonardo SH09
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Feb
04
2021

Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash Subject of NTSB Meeting

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WASHINGTON (Feb 4, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time, to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

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Tags: Calabasas California NTSB
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Feb
03
2021

AeroBrigham joins Assent Aeronautics as an Associate Presenting Sponsor of The Assent Aeronautics Private Live Aircraft Auction Series through Q1 2022

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February 3, 2021 - Decatur, Texas - Private Aircraft Auction House and industry leader Assent Aeronautics is announcing a new partnership with AeroBrigham, the industry leading helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul facility based in Decatur, Texas. For AeroBrigham, today marks the beginning of a multi‐year advertising partnership with Assent as an Associate Presenting Sponsor and Technical Advisor for the Assent Aeronautics Private Live Aircraft Auction series.

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Feb
03
2021

Leonardo celebrates the AW139 helicopter’s 20th anniversary of its 1st flight - A sales champion with 1,200 sold, 1,100 delivered, 3 million flight hours

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Leonardo celebrates today the 20th anniversary of the AW139 helicopter’s maiden flight. The first aircraft took to the skies from the Company’s facility in Cascina Costa di Samarate, Italy on 3 February 2001. The helicopter flew for 45 minutes checking initial airworthiness tests, hovering, lateral and forward flight, handling qualities and subsystems. This soon confirmed the impressive characteristics and the smoothness of the new model and its performance and capabilities were to become a new market benchmark, making it the most important helicopter programme in the last two decades at an international level. 

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Tags: AW139 Leonardo
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Feb
03
2021

Lithium-ion Battery Now Available for Robinson R44

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Torrance, CA (Feb. 2, 2021) — Robinson Helicopter Company recently added the TB17 Lithium-ion battery to its R44 options. TB17 by True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument, offers substantial weight savings, improved starter performance, and longer life.

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Tags: R44 Robinson Helicopter Company TB17 Lithium-ion Battery True Blue Power
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Feb
03
2021

Glen Girard recognized with Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award

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03 FEB 2021 – Shreveport, La. – The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award is the most prestigious award issued by the FAA to pilots certified under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) part 61.  Metro Aviation Standardization and Compliance Manager Glen Girard recently received the award for his contribution to the aviation industry.

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Feb
03
2021

Spectrum Aeromed Announces Promotion of Chad Kost to President

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Spectrum Aeromed, a leading global designer and manufacturer of air ambulance equipment and medical interiors announced the promotion of Chad Kost to President of the company.  Kost has held the position of Chief Operating Officer since joining the company in 2012, in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

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Feb
02
2021

JAELYNN WILLIAMS: “FOR AIR MEDICAL SERVICES, MEMBERSHIPS SHOULD BE A THING OF THE PAST.”

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At Air Methods we have made it our mission to identify more effective ways to keep patients out of the middle of the billing process. We eliminated our membership program back in 2019, focused our efforts on reaching in-network agreements with insurance companies, and developed a robust patient advocacy program that provides the assistance patients need after a transport so they can focus on their recovery rather than bills.

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Tags: Air Methods
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Feb
02
2021

HAI Applauds Confirmation of Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg

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Alexandria, Va.  – The U.S. Senate today voted 86-13 to confirm Peter Buttigieg’s nomination to be the next Secretary of Transportation.  Helicopter Association International (HAI) congratulates Secretary Buttigieg and looks forward to his leadership and guidance as he takes over this new role.

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Feb
01
2021

MICHAEL VERCIO JOINS FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL AS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, SIMULATION SYSTEMS

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NEW YORK (February 1, 2021) – FlightSafety International announces that Michael Vercio has joined the company as Senior Vice President, Simulation Systems.

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Feb
01
2021

HILLWOOD AND BELL DEMONSTRATE POINT-TO-POINT | AUTONOMOUS PACKAGE DELIVERY AT MOBILITY INNOVATION ZONE

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 1, 2021) - Hillwood and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, demonstrated a point-to-point unmanned aircraft system (UAS) package delivery in North Texas at the AllianceTexas Mobility Innovation Zone. The Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) flew across the Mobility Innovation Zone (MIZ), and delivered a package to a landing area, demonstrating its future commercial capabilities.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron Hillwood UAS
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Feb
01
2021

COVID-19 vaccines in remote locations: Airbus helicopters rise to the challenge

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The speed and extraordinary ability of helicopters to reach remote locations make them an essential component for accomplishing the last leg of the logistical challenge involved in distributing COVID-19 vaccines to isolated areas.

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Tags: Airbud COVID-19
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Feb
01
2021

NHV AWARDED OFFSHORE CONTRACT BY NEPTUNE ENERGY

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NHV Group today announced a new long-term contract with Neptune Energy in support of its offshore Seagull Field development. Under the initial eighteen months agreement, the H175 flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to transport passengers to the drilling rig.

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Jan
28
2021

TracPlus Gains Approval for Alaska Enhanced Special Reporting Service

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TracPlus has increased the safety offering for Alaskan aviation this week with the approval of their RockAir device into the Enhanced Special Reporting Service (eSRS).

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Jan
27
2021

Heli-One Announces Appointment of New Head of Sales

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RICHMOND, BC, January 27, 2021—Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today the appointment of Rob Cole to the position of head of sales. Cole will be based in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada and will work with the Sales and Business Development team to further grow Heli-One's commercial opportunities worldwide.

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Jan
27
2021

Starlite: A MEDEVAC success story

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Starlite currently operates three H215s for the European Union mission in West Africa’s Republic of Mali, which aims to restore lasting peace in this country. Two of the three aircraft are used to support the European Union Training Mission (EUTM), and also provide medical evacuation of any EU personnel deployed there.

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Tags: H215 Starlite West Africa Republic of Mali
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Jan
27
2021

ANSWER THE CALL TO SAVE LIVES WITH A CAREER AT AIR METHODS

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Everyone at Air Methods is involved in helping us achieve our mission to give more tomorrows by providing access to lifesaving care at the moment it is needed most. Our talented community of pilots, mechanics, and clinical professionals cover more than 300 bases across 48 states in order to offer care to communities that might otherwise go without. And we are looking for more dedicated crew members to join our team.

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Tags: Air Methods
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Jan
27
2021

Digital AirWare and GPMS Collaborate to Bring 'Voice of the Aircraft' into Aviation Management Software

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Digital AirWare and GPMS will partner to integrate aircraft-specific data from GPMS’s Foresight HUMS into Digital AirWare’s maintenance and operational software platform. The collaboration promises to deliver current flight data and live component condition status into the software, providing maintenance and safety personnel with key inputs for decision making.

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Jan
26
2021

PHI Aviation pursues growth agenda with expanded Commercial and Business Development Group

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PHI Aviation has announced an expanded Commercial and Business Development team to support its growth strategy for 2021, which includes a focus on safety, driving innovative customer solutions and diversification. Keith Mullett, Managing Director of PHI Aviation, said that the changes were critical to driving new ways to better partner with both its existing and future customers. 

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Jan
26
2021

Metro Aviation first to STC Stryker Performance-LOAD Manual Cot Fastener in a helicopter

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When the Society of Auto Engineers released their J3027 guidance regarding ground ambulance-based patient litters, it left many air ambulance crews in a bind.  Crews were no longer able to quickly transfer a litter from the aircraft to the ground vehicle.  Instead, they had to transfer the patient from the helicopter’s stretcher to the ground vehicle’s stretcher, costing precious minutes when time is of utmost importance.

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Tags: Metro Aviation Society of Auto Engineers
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Jan
26
2021

Garmin announces EASA approval for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument

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OLATHE, Kan./Jan.26, 2021/ Business Wire – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), is pleased to announce that the popular GI 275 electronic flight instrument has received European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval, allowing installation in over 1,000 single-engine and multi-engine aircraft models. Several variants of the GI 275 are available to meet the needs of business and general aviation aircraft. A powerful electronic flight instrument, the GI 275 is suitable as a direct replacement for a variety of legacy primary flight instruments in the cockpit such as the attitude indicator, attitude-direction indicator (ADI), course deviation indicator (CDI), horizontal situation indicator (HSI), multi-function display (MFD), and engine indication system (EIS). In addition, the GI 275 can also be installed as a standby attitude indicator when paired with large format electronic flight displays.

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Jan
26
2021

Airbus Helicopters resilient in 2020

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Marignane, 26 January 2021 – In 2020, Airbus Helicopters logged 289 gross orders (net: 268) in a challenging market heavily impacted by the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, reinforcing the company’s position on the civil and parapublic market. Additionally, the company delivered 300 rotorcraft worldwide despite the pandemic travel restrictions, resulting in a stable 48% share of the civil and parapublic market and thus allowing Airbus Helicopters to maintain its market-leading position thanks to its wide range of competitive products designed to enable customers to perform a multitude of missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Jan
26
2021

LIFESAVING PHONE LOCATION TECHNOLOGY NOW LINEFIT ON AIRBUS H145 HELICOPTER

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Vigo, Spain – 26 JANUARY 2020 – CENTUM has announced today that Lifeseeker, its life-saving technology, has been certified for linefit on Airbus H145 helicopters. Lifeseeker uses signals from a missing person’s mobile phone to guide search and rescue (SAR) teams to the right place quickly. It helps make SAR missions more effective and efficient, saving lives and optimizing operational costs.

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Jan
26
2021

FreeFlight Systems’ Introduces New Radar Altimeters Designed to Mitigate 5G Interference

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IRVING, TEXAS, January 26, 2021 – FreeFlight Systems, a leader in high-reliability NextGen solutions, announced today the release of a new series of radar altimeters for heavy rotorcraft, turboprops, business aviation, and military segments designed to mitigate 5G interference. Decades ago, when the original specification was created for the radar altimetry, the Radio Frequency (RF) environment was protected. However, with new terrestrial broadband datalink systems such as 5G, and as identified by the RTCA Special Committee, these devices may be compromised in the new environment.

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems NextGen
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Jan
25
2021

Sikorsky-Boeing Team Reveals Advanced Assault Helicopter Designed to Revolutionize U.S. Army Capabilities

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Jan. 25, 2021—Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) today released details of its advanced helicopter for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition, known as FLRAA. The aircraft, named DEFIANT X, will be the fastest, most maneuverable and most survivable assault helicopter in history. Combined with the team’s unsurpassed experience in mission systems, training and sustainment, it will revolutionize the way the Army meets threats in 2035 and beyond.

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Tags: Boeing DEFIANT X FLRAA Lockheed Martin Sikorsky US Army
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