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Nov
14
2022

Boeing Delivers 20th CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force

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PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2022 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the 20th CH-47F Chinook to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), concluding the country’s latest fleet update. “Our continuing partnership with the Royal Netherlands Air Force exemplifies the value of a modern and versatile Chinook fleet,” said Ken Eland, vice president and H-47 program manager. “These state-of-the art aircraft will significantly improve their defense and humanitarian assistance capabilities.”

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Nov
14
2022

HAI Marks the Passing of Helicopter Pioneer Frank Robinson

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Alexandria, Va. (November 14, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Frank Robinson, founder of Robinson Helicopter Company. Born in 1930, Frank passed away on November 12, 2022, at his California home.

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Nov
14
2022

HELICOPTER PIONEER FRANK ROBINSON PASSES

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Torrance, CA  — On November 12, 2022 Robinson Helicopter Company bid a final farewell to its founder, Frank Robinson. Robinson, 92, passed away peacefully at his Rolling Hills, California home.

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Nov
11
2022

SUMMIT AVIATION CELEBRATES ITS MOVE TO GREENSBORO

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Greensboro, North Carolina, November 10, 2022 – Summit Aviation Inc., a Greenwich AeroGroup Co., held a ribbon cutting to celebrate its new location in Greensboro. Summit Aviation Manufacturing was formed in 2014 when Greenwich AeroGroup retained the manufacturing side of then-owned Atlantic Aero upon its divestiture to Landmark Aviation.

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Nov
11
2022

EUROPEAN ROTORS Concludes Successful Second Edition, Looks Forward to 2023 Madrid Show

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Cologne, Germany (Nov. 11, 2022) – The second EUROPEAN ROTORS has ended in Cologne, Germany, following four lively days of business deals, networking, training, and reconnecting with colleagues. The European Helicopter Association (EHA) and European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) produced the VTOL show and safety conference with service and support from Helicopter Association International (HAI).

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Tags: European Rotors
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Nov
11
2022

Bell Announces Purchase Agreement for Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

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Cologne, Germany - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This marks the third Bell HEMS-configured aircraft to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet.

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Nov
11
2022

Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing takes delivery of Third Bell 429

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Kingdom of Kuwait -Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered a Bell 429 helicopter to Kuwait International Aircraft Leasing (KIAL), which will be used by the Ministry of Health (MOH) for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). This marks the third 429 HEMS delivery in the country.

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Nov
11
2022

Yellowhead Helicopters Selects TracPlus for Next-Gen Helicopter Tracking and Safety

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British Columbia-based Yellowhead Helicopters has selected TracPlus for their Next-Generation helicopter tracking, and common operating picture requirements. TracPlus’ comprehensive solution will increase Yellowhead’s aircraft safety by providing up to an 8x increase in the real-time position reporting as well as making data and insights more accessible throughout the operation.

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Nov
10
2022

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: Greenville, IL

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On November 2, 2022, about 2014 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N61KH, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Greenville, Illinois. The pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries and one passenger sustained no injury. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 business flight.

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Nov
10
2022

BELL ANNOUNCES SIGNED PURCHASE AGREEMENTS FOR FOUR BELL 505 AIRCRAFT AND ONE BELL 505 DELIVERY IN THE BALTIC REGION

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Cologne, Germany (09 November 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreements for four Bell 505s and one Bell 505 delivery in the Baltic region. The signings took place during European Rotors 2022 at the Bell booth.

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Nov
09
2022

Swiss Helicopter signs HCare Classics avionics upgrade for their H120 helicopters

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Cologne, 9 November 2022 – Swiss Helicopter has signed an agreement to upgrade the avionics systems for their H120 helicopters. The new avionics will modernise the aircraft, provide new safety and performance functionalities and equip it with a more digitally-connected system. This upgrade is one of the continuous improvement programmes offered in the new HCare Classics package – a suite of flexible services dedicated to out-of-production aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H120 Swiss Helicopter
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Nov
09
2022

Blueberry Aviation is proud to announce its EVTOL partner Dufour Aerospace reached an agreement with Spright, Air Methods’ state of the art critical medical drone program.

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Spright has placed an order for up to 140 Aero2 products, The companies are simultaneously entering a product development cooperation agreement and Spright will assist Aero2’s FAA certification process and provide maintenance and training facilities in North America.

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Nov
09
2022

HeliService appointed as a Leonardo Excellent Service Centre to further boost helicopter support services in Germany and in Europe

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Leonardo is delivering on its strategy to strengthen the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in Germany and Europe through the appointment of HeliService international GmbH (HeliService) as an Excellent Service Centre. The ‘Excellent’ ranking is assigned to selected Service Centres focused on maintaining third party fleets with the largest scope of service capabilities, while guaranteeing Leonardo’s customers stringent expectations continue to be met and specific market requirements are considered.

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Nov
09
2022

AW169 helicopter’s mission capabilities and configuration options expanded with skid and Advanced SAR Mode certifications

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The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Phase 8 core avionics software release combined with HTAWS (Helicopter terrain Awareness Warning System) Offshore Modes. 

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Tags: Leonardo
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Nov
09
2022

USHST Searching for Next Industry Co-Chair

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Alexandria, Va. (9 November 2022) – The USHST is looking for a volunteer industry co-chair to steer ongoing work to reduce and ultimately eliminate fatal US civil helicopter accidents. Joining efforts with a government co-chair, a 12-member steering committee, 18 work group leaders, and over 100 team volunteers, the future co-chair will have plenty of support.

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Nov
09
2022

Advanced Aircraft Company Awarded AFWERX SBIR Phase II Contract To Continue Development of Next Generation Tactical UAS

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Hampton, VA - November 9, 2022 - Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC), a developer and manufacturer of distributed electric propulsion tilt-wing and multi-rotor uncrewed aircraft systems for defense applications, today announced it has been selected by AFWERX for an SBIR Phase II contract focused on the further development to investigate its potential to fill capability gaps in the Department of the Air Force (DAF).  This contract will enable AAC to continue the development of its highly versatile Hybrid Advanced Multi-Rotor (HAMR) Uncrewed Aerial System (UAS) for the United States Air Force. 

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Nov
09
2022

COPTERSAFETY’S FULL FLIGHT SIMULATORS QUALIFIED TO LEVEL-D BY FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA).

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In October 2022, Coptersafety’s H145 D-2, CAE AW139, and TRU AW139 full-flight simulators were qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program (NSP). A Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight simulators that meet the highest standards by the FAA.

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Nov
08
2022

Pratt & Whitney Canada Designated Maintenance Facility COHC to Add Three New Helicopter Engines to its Service Capabilities

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Zuhair, China, November 8, 2022 - Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that Shenzhen-based CITIC Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) is expanding the scope of its designated maintenance services to provide line maintenance and mobile repair team support for the PW206B2 and PW206B3 engines that power Airbus H135B2/B3 helicopters, and the PW206C that powers the Leonardo AW109.

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Nov
08
2022

NTSB Final Report: Auburn, WA

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The flight instructor was providing initial flight training to the student. After completing hover and pattern work, they transitioned to a raised grass helicopter practice pad on the airport.

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Nov
08
2022

Collins Aerospace and HAIG sign agreement for additional shipsets on HAIG Helicopters

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ZHUHAI, CHINA (Nov 8, 2022) – Collins Aerospace and AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industries Corporation (HAIG) today announced a contract signing for seven additional shipsets for the HAIG AC312 series of helicopters. This is an extension of a long-term contract signed in 2015 for 100 shipsets.

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Nov
08
2022

DRF Luftrettung orders two Airbus H145s and Connected Services package

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Cologne, At the European Rotors trade show, German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services  operator DRF Luftrettung has ordered two additional H145 helicopters and signed a contract covering the whole fleet with a tailored HDataPower pack from Airbus Helicopters’ Connected Services suite of data services.

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Tags: Airbus DRF Luftrettung European Rotors H145 HDataPower pack
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Nov
08
2022

Leonardo showcases latest helicopter capability enhancements and advanced mission training solutions at European Rotors 2022

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The exceptional showcase for the European rotary wing community is back in Germany: Leonardo will feature its latest innovations and technologies on mission capability, safety, sustainability and digitalization.

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Nov
08
2022

Global Helicopter Service trusts Entrol to manufacture their new Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator

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This Bell 412 FTD Level 3 simulator will be equipped with the latest technology Entrol has to offer, and it will increase the training capabilities GHS offers to their trainees.

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Nov
08
2022

The Helicopter Company signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of 20 H145 helicopters

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Cologne, 8 November 2022 – The Helicopter Company (THC), established by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) as the first helicopter services provider licensed to operate commercial flights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has signed an HCare In-Service contract to cover their fleet of 20 five-bladed H145 helicopters. The fleet of H145s was ordered in December 2021 and will be deployed across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS); five have been delivered and the remaining 15 are expected to be completed by the end of 2024. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to THC’s specific operational needs, providing them with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance.

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Nov
08
2022

SAF Aerogroup signs HCare In-Service contract for fleet of five Super Puma helicopters

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Cologne, 8 November 2022 – SAF Aerogroup has signed via its subsidiary Aero Support Force an HCare In-Service support contract to cover their fleet of four H215 family helicopters and one H225 helicopter, operated by their subsidiaries Starlite Aviation and SAF International. The HCare In-Service package has been tailored to SAF Aerogroup’s specific operational needs, providing them with parts availability by-the-hour services to optimise the fleet’s maintenance and performance. SAF Aerogroup, again via its entity Aero Support Force, has also signed a second contract to retrofit 15 of its H125 helicopters with crash-resistant fuel system (CRFS). The fleet of H125s are operated by SAF Aerogroup’s subsidiaries: SAF Hélicoptères and Helilagon.

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Tags: AeroGroup Airbus H215 H225 HCare
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Nov
08
2022

EUROPEAN ROTORS 2022 opens strong, looks ahead to new 2023 venue

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Cologne, Germany, 8 November 2022— The second edition of EUROPEAN ROTORS opens this morning with a very positive outlook. The number of exhibitors has increased by 31%, ticket sales also raised significantly and the show has expanded by offering several training opportunities on Monday before the show days from 8 to 10 November.

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Tags: European Rotors
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Nov
08
2022

REBTECH signs MOU with Poland’s PGZ Group

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November 8, 2022 - Bedford, Texas - Global night vision solutions provider and industry leader, REBTECH has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) and cooperation with the optoelectronic device, night vision, and thermal imaging producer PCO, an integral part of the capital group, Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ). The MOU was signed at the 30th International Defence Industry Exhibition in Kielce, Poland on September 7th. The two companies will cooperate in developing REBTECH’s “Total Night Vision Package” that includes night vision goggle service and support, conversion of airframes to night vision compatibility as well as flight training offerings. U.S. based Night Flight Concepts and England based company, Helispeed will provide night vision training curriculums as well as aircraft flight training. 

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Nov
08
2022

Bell Delivers First Bell 407GXi to be based in Israel

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Cologne, Germany (08 November 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company today announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi for an Israeli customer. The aircraft was purchased by cousins Yossi and Yoav Avrahami. The aircraft acceptance took place at the Bell facility in Mirabel and is currently en route to Israel. This delivery marks the 31st country to become the home of a Bell 407GXi.

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Nov
08
2022

Caverton Aviation Training Center to operate Entrol AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator

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The AW109 FNPT II MCC simulator purchased by Global Aviation Training & Maintenance (GATML) will be installed, operated, and maintained by Caverton Aviation Training Centre, which already operates an EASA certified Level D AW139 Full Flight Simulator in Lagos, Nigeria.

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Nov
07
2022

LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of Flight on Fleet of Airbus H135 Helicopters Powered by PW206B Engines

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Cologne, Germany  – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced today that Polish medical air rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) has flown 200,000 engine hours on its fleet of 27 PW206B-powered H135 helicopters from Airbus – a notable milestone that showcases the urgent care this dedicated team has provided to save lives.

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