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Mar
09
2022

SMARTTECH Signs Purchase Agreement for One Bell 407GXi

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Dallas, TX (March 9, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, 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 Bell 407 Gxi Heli Expo SMARTTECH Textron
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Mar
09
2022

North Memorial Health bolsters Air Care program, adds two Airbus H135 helicopters to fleet

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Dallas, March 9, 2022 – North Memorial Health is partnering with Airbus for the first time to welcome two new H135 helicopters to its Air Care program in late 2022.

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Tags: Airbus H135 Heli Expo North Memorial Health
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Mar
09
2022

Safran and Bell to collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel initiative for Bell 505

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9 March 2022, Heli-Expo, Dallas - Safran Helicopter Engines  and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a collaboration intitiative to explore technical performance and economic impacts of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on the Arrius 2R-powered Bell 505. A single, dedicated Bell 505 aircraft will conduct flights solely with the use of blended SAF. Both Bell and Safran Helicopter Engines will evaluate engine and aircraft performance data to better assess the collateral benefits associated with the incorporation of SAF, a significant tool being used to reach industry carbon reduction objectives.

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Tags: Arrius 2R Powered Bell Bell 505 Heli Expo SAF Safran Textron
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Mar
09
2022

Leonardo and Suzuyo mark first certified helicopter Level D Full Flight Simulator in Japan

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The strong mutual effort and close cooperation by Leonardo and Suzuyo & Co. Ltd. (Suzuyo) have recently achieved to obtain in Japan the certification for an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS). The event marks a major milestone for the first Level D FFS helicopter simulator based in the country. Together with an AW139 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) already certified in July 2021, the FFS manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE covers the entire range of advanced flight simulation training for the Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter in Japan. The simulators are installed at Suzuyo facilities located nearby Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Fuji Aviation Systems (FAS). Further enhancing safety and operation training effectiveness, Leonardo will continue supporting and collaborating to establish the Fuji Training Academy. 

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Tags: AW139 Heli Expo Leonardo Suzuyo Suzuyo & Co.
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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: AeroSystems Airbus CityAirbus Heli Expo NextGen
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Mar
09
2022

A host of new performance and safety enhancing technologies for Airbus single engine helicopters

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Dallas, 9 March 2022 - Airbus Helicopters puts the spotlight on recently developed improvements for its single-engine helicopter family aimed at enhancing performance and flight safety.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Heli Expo
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Mar
09
2022

MD HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES STRENGTHENED AFTERMARKET SUPPORT

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DALLAS, TEXAS, March 9, 2022 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI)  is pleased to share that it has considerably strengthened aftermarket support for MDHI customers, boosting sales, partnerships, and customer satisfaction.

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Tags: Heli Expo MD Helicopters MDHI
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Mar
09
2022

BLR Names Attack Logistics their Exclusive Worldwide Distributor for the AH-1 Cobra FastFin+

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DALLAS, TEXAS,  March 9, 2022 - BLR Aerospace is pleased to announce it has entered a strategic partnership with Attack Logistics to become BLR’s exclusive worldwide distributor of its AH-1 Cobra FastFin+® Performance System.  The FastFin+ Performance System combines aerodynamic modifications to the aircraft tailboom and vertical fin, a new modern technology Inlet Barrier Filter, and an oil cooler system efficiency improvement.  This combination offers an increase in useful load allowing full-fuel missions with game-changing munitions load-up.  In addition, the Cobra FastFin+ System increases mission flexibility by improving wind azimuth tolerance while in hover and controllability during slow flight.  The newly designed BLR engine barrier filtration system increases engine efficiency, reduces engine temperature (TGT) and provides improved engine filtration to reduce unscheduled engine removals related to erosion of compressor and turbine gas-path components. 

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Tags: Attack Logistics BLR BLR Aerospace Heli Expo
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Mar
09
2022

BLR’s New UH-60 FastFin Certification Program

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DALLAS, TEXAS,  March 9, 2022 - BLR Aerospace is pleased to announce its UH-60 FastFin® certification program is underway and expects FAA certification in the 3rd quarter of 2022. The FastFin system for the UH-60 utilizes the same proprietary and patented technology that BLR has commercialized and certified on other civilian and military aircraft models.  To date, a significant portion of the engineering and flight testing has been completed.  Flight test data collected and analyzed shows an impressive improvement in useful load and low speed controllability commensurate with other BLR certified FastFin systems.  As with all BLR’s rotorcraft performance enhancing products, once completed and certified, BLR will offer the system along with an FAA certified flight manual supplement allowing expanded operations. 

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Tags: BLR BLR Aerospace FastFin Heli Expo UH-60
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Mar
09
2022

GPMS Announces Deal with Pathfinder Aviation for 20 Foresight MX Systems

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DALLAS – (HELI-EXPO) – March 9, 2022 – GPMS, the leader in helicopter predictive analytics, announced today that Pathfinder Aviation has signed a contract for 20 Foresight MX systems, GPMS’s enhanced Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) solution. These systems will cover Pathfinder’s mixed fleet of AS350 B2, AS350 B3/H125, H135, and Bell 212 helicopters allowing remote aircraft and fleet monitoring with predictive analytics through a common user interface. 

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Tags: Foresight MX GPMS Heli Expo
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Mar
09
2022

Aerometals introduces new flat filter barrier filter design for Airbus 350/130B4/H130 series

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March 9, 2022 - Sacramento, CA - Precision aerospace manufacturing company, Aerometals has announced Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) concurrence for a new flat filter inlet barrier filter (IBF) design for the AS350 and H130 airframe series with both single and dual hydraulic configuration. The new design will be offered as a new filter assembly as well as an upgrade to existing filter assemblies.

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Tags: Aerometals FAA Heli Expo Precision
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Mar
09
2022

Metro Aviation partners with Outerlink Global Solutions to provide another tool to address causes of fatal aviation accidents

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09 MAR 2022 – Dallas, TX – According to the US Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), Controlled Flight Into Terrain (CFIT) and Inadvertent flight into Instrument Meteorological Conditions (IIMC) were two of the top three leading causes of all fatal rotorcraft accidents from 2014 to 2018.  Metro Aviation and Outerlink Global Solutions, with the introduction of a first-of-its-kind onboard weather sensor system, aim to change these statistics.

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Tags: Heli Expo Metro Aviation USHST
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Mar
09
2022

Metro Aviation and Genesys Aerosystems enhance HeliSAS autopilot system on EC145e

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09 MAR 2022 – Dallas, TX –In February of 2019, Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog Inc. Company, with support from Metro Aviation, achieved FAA approval for the use of the Genesys HeliSAS (Helicopter Stability Augmentation System) autopilot configuration on the EC145e aircraft. The HeliSAS IFR system has since amassed over 30,000 operational hours of use, allowing pilots and operators an opportunity to provide crucial feedback on the performance of the system.

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Tags: Genesys Aerosystems Heli Expo HeliSAS Metro Aviation
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Mar
09
2022

Safran launches digital services to improve helicopter engine monitoring

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8 March 2022, Heli-Expo, Dallas - Safran Helicopter Engines is launching two new digital services, My Engine Dashboard and Logbook Viewer, accessible from the EngineLife® Customer Portal. The services will provide customers with tools to facilitate the daily management of their Safran helicopter engines.

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Tags: EngineLIfe My Engine Dashboard Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
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Mar
08
2022

STAT MedEvac orders 10 new Airbus H135 helicopters

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Dallas, March 8, 2022 – STAT MedEvac, an Airbus customer for nearly 40 years, has committed to ordering 10 new H135 helicopters as part of a fleet renewal initiative for its air medical operations. STAT’s total Airbus fleet, a mix of H135 and H145 family aircraft, operates out of 18 bases.

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Tags: Airbus H135 H145 Heli Expo STAT MedEvac
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Mar
08
2022

Bell Increases Presence in Switzerland with Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft

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Dallas, TX (8 March, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the purchase agreements for three aircraft to customers in Switzerland.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron Heli Expo Switzerland Textron
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Mar
08
2022

Bell Completes Delivery of Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District

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Dallas, TX ( 8 March, 2022) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at HAI Heli-Expo 2022 the delivery of a Bell 505 to Beach Mosquito Control District (BMCD). Located in Panama City Beach, FL, the organization will leverage aerial support from the Bell 505 to administer insect-repellant spray and maintain a high-quality environment for its residents.   

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Bell Textron Heli Expo Textron
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Mar
08
2022

Canadian entrepreneur and pilot Ashlynne Dale orders ACH125 helicopter

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Dallas, 8 March, 2022 – Canadian entrepreneur and private pilot Ashlynne Dale has signed an order to purchase an Airbus Corporate Helicopters ACH125.

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Tags: ACH125 Airbus Ashlynne Dale
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Mar
08
2022

Airbus and The Helicopter Company expand partnership to include sustainable aviation fuel and urban air mobility in Saudi Arabia

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Dallas, 8 March 2022 – Airbus and The Helicopter Company (THC) have signed an agreement in order to continue expanding helicopter activities as well as to introduce urban air mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This comes as an additional step toward the co-creation of an Urban Air Mobility ecosystem in the Kingdom.

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Tags: Airbus Heli Expo THC The Helicopter Company
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Mar
08
2022

BOOST Systems hires Michael Petsche as VP of Engineering

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North Vancouver, BC – March 08, 2022 - Boost Systems, the global leader in fully certified Human External Cargo Systems, Personal Carrying Device Systems and related Training Services is pleased to announce that Michael Petsche has joined Boost Systems as vice president of engineering. Petsche has over 20 years of experience in the aviation industry and is a Transport Canada Design Approval Representative.

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Tags: Boost Systems Heli Expo
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Mar
08
2022

Phoenix Heli-Flight Upgrades Fleet of Airbus Helicopters with Appareo’s New 4K Ultra HD Flight Data Recorder

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FARGO, North Dakota (March 8, 2022) — Phoenix Heli-Flight, a charter helicopter company based in Alberta, Canada, today announced plans to upgrade the Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) systems on its fleet of Airbus Helicopters aircraft to Appareo’s recently-certified AIRS-400 4K Ultra HD flight data recorder. The announcement was made today at the HAI HELI-EXPO conference in Dallas, Texas.

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Tags: Appareo FDM Heli Expo Phoenix Heli-Flight
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Mar
08
2022

LCI TAKES DELIVERY OF 100TH HELICOPTER ENGINE FROM PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA

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8th March 2022: LCI, a leading aviation leasing company, today announced that it has taken delivery of its 100th helicopter engine from Pratt & Whitney Canada.

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Tags: Heli Expo LCI Pratt & Whitney Canada
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Mar
08
2022

Leonardo signs new Agreement to supply AW609 tiltrotors for passenger and utility transport missions to European operator

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Rome  08 March 2022 - Long-established Leonardo helicopter operator to use four AW609s for VIP/corporate and utility tasks supporting its point-to-point operations worldwide 

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Tags: AW609 Heli Expo Leonardo
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Mar
08
2022

ASTRONAUTICS RELOCATES MANUFACTURING OPERATIONS INTO NEW CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

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​DALLAS, TEXAS – March 8, 2022 – Astronautics Corporation of America, a global designer and manufacturer of avionics and connectivity solutions for the aerospace industry, is relocating its manufacturing operations and Federal Aviation Administration Repair Station from Milwaukee into a newly renovated, state-of-the-art, 80,000 square-foot facility in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. 

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Tags: Astronautics Heli Expo
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Mar
08
2022

Safran signs the first SBH® contract to support Arrano engines

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8 March 2022, HAI Heli-Expo 2022, Dallas- All Nippon Helicopter (ANH) has signed a Support-By-the-Hour(SBH®) contract with Safran Helicopter Engines to support Arrano engines powering its brand new Airbus H160 helicopter. This contract formalizes a MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting the two engines of the helicopter. This is the first-ever SBH® contact signed for the Arrano.

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Tags: Arrano engines Heli Expo Safran
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Mar
08
2022

BLACKHAWK AEROSPACE ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE CONTROLLING OWNERSHIP OF HELICOPTER CARBON FIBER TANK MANUFACTURER, RECOIL AEROSPACE

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DALLAS, TEXAS - March 8, 2022 - Blackhawk Aerospace announced today it has signed a Letter of Intent to acquire controlling ownership of Recoil Aerospace, LLC, an innovative designer and manufacturer of lightweight, carbon fiber composite wildland fire suppression tanks, aircraft aerostructures, and ballistically tolerant auxiliary fuel tanks for helicopters. This agreement allows Blackhawk to diversify into a growing marketplace while lending its vast manufacturing experience and capabilities to expand the market for Recoil’s products. 

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Tags: Blackhawk Aerospace Heli Expo
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Mar
08
2022

Ventura County Sheriff’s Office Selects SUBARU Bell 412EPX

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Dallas, TX (8 March 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement by Ventura County California’s Sheriff’s Office Aviation Unit for the first public safety configured SUBARU Bell 412EPX helicopter in North America. The new aircraft will be used for law enforcement, search and rescue (SAR), emergency medical services (EMS) and fire suppression.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron Heli Expo Textron
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Mar
08
2022

Eclipse Global Connectivity and SKYTRAC Team Up to Deliver Iridium Connectivity Solutions to Aircraft Operators

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DALLAS, TX, March 8, 2022 – Eclipse Global Connectivity (Eclipse) and SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC) are teaming up to deliver Iridium Certus and legacy Iridium hardware and services to defense and civilian aircraft operators. The agreement, executed in late 2021, permits Eclipse to re-sell SKYTRAC hardware and airtime services. Eclipse Technics, the company’s Design and Production (DOA / POA) division, will certify the installation of the airborne connectivity solutions.

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Tags: Certus Eclipse Eclipse Global Connectivity Heli Expo SKYTRAC
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Mar
08
2022

Heli-SGI Selects SKYTRAC to Enable HFDM and a Suite of Satcom Capabilities Onboard Bell Helicopters

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DALLAS, TX, March 8, 2022 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications (Satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that Heli-SGI, an Indonesia-based company providing rotary and fixed-wing aviation services to the mining, tourism, and VIP sectors, will utilize SKYTRAC's Iridium Satcom terminals to enable mission-critical capabilities onboard their Bell 212 and Bell 412 helicopters.

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Tags: Heli Expo Heli-SGI SKYTRAC SKYTRAC Systems
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
08
2022

FreeFlight Systems’ 5G-Tolerant Radar Altimeters Prove Exceptional Performance During AMOC Testing

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DALLAS, TX, March 8, 2022 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that their TERRAIN Series radar altimeters (RADALTs), designed to mitigate 5G interference, have completed the first round of formal testing with exceptional results.

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems Heli Expo NextGen
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