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Jan
21
2021

Most U.S. Helicopter Accident Indicators Pointed in Right Direction During 2020

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WASHINGTON DC – The helicopter industry recorded another year of decreasing accidents, with the number of fatal accidents dropping by more than 20 percent, and a 2.6 percent reduction in the total accident rate (per 100,000 flight hours).

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Jan
21
2021

Scott Hall Appointed Flight Data Systems’ Business Development Executive for Americas

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MELBOURNE, AUS – January 21, 2021 - Flight Data Systems (FDS) hires Scott Hall as the new Business Development Executive for Americas.

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Jan
21
2021

HAI Has Made the Difficult Decision to Cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

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HAI has made the difficult decision to cancel HAI HELI-EXPO 2021, scheduled for late March in New Orleans. 

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Jan
20
2021

Garmin honored with consecutive On-Time Delivery Awards from Airbus Helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan./Jan. 20, 2021/ – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it has received a 2020 On-Time Delivery Award from Airbus Helicopters, Inc. for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145.

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Jan
20
2021

Parker LORD Announces New AS350 Main Rotor Spherical Bearing

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CARY, NC., – The Parker LORD Noise, Vibration and Harshness Division of Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Rotor Spherical Bearing for the AS350 helicopter. Customers using the Parker LORD PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save on costs over a new purchase from the original manufacturer. The PMA part (P/N 704A33-633-211LORD) is now available at www.lord.com/MRO and is available to ship immediately from Parker LORD and its preferred channel partners.

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Jan
20
2021

FAA Accepting Applications for Workforce Development Grants

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking applications for two Aviation Workforce Development Grant programs aimed at developing and inspiring a more inclusive pool of pilots and aviation maintenance technicians to join the next generation of aviation professionals.

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Jan
19
2021

FreeFlight Systems Obtains AML-STC for Dual Band Datalink ADS-B In Receiver and Transceiver

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IRVING, TEXAS, January 19, 2021 – FreeFlight Systems, a NextGen aviation leader specializing in avionics design, development, and manufacturing, today announced that their Datalink ADS-B Solution has received Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML-STC) approval covering over 400 FAA Part 23 aircraft airframes for OEMs including Beechcraft, Cessna, Cirrus, Piper, and more.

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Jan
15
2021

Calabasas, California, Helicopter Crash Subject of NTSB Meeting

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WASHINGTON (Jan 13, 2021) — The National Transportation Safety Board announced Wednesday its intent to hold a public board meeting Feb. 9, 2021, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal, Jan. 26, 2020, helicopter crash near Calabasas, California.

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Jan
15
2021

New Safety Data Tool Available on FAA.gov Website

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 The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is making it easier to research aviation safety guidance material from the Office of Aviation Safety (AVS).

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Jan
14
2021

AIR METHODS CREWS FIGHT COVID-19 IN RURAL NEW MEXICO

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In rural America, small medical centers are seeing an influx of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and many patients are being turned away because there is simply not enough room. In New Mexico, Air Methods air medical crews are answering the call to ensure patients can receive proper care.

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Jan
14
2021

Walle Signs Agreement with Jaunt Air Mobility to provide Urban Air Mobility

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Milan, Italy, January 14, 2021, Walle announced today it is partnering with Jaunt Air Mobility eVTOL OEM to provide advanced air mobility transit services in Italy.  Walle plans to operate an urban air taxi service by 2026, focusing on routes within 50 km.

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Jan
14
2021

Life Flight Network Boosts Patient Care, Safety, and Speed with New Investment, Innovation

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Aurora, Ore., January 14, 2021—Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, today announced significant investment and innovation in its air ambulance fleet and pilot training program. Specifically, Life Flight Network has added four new Bell 429 helicopters to its fleet, bringing unparalleled capabilities to communities in the region. As the most technologically advanced civilian EMS helicopter in the Pacific Northwest, the Bell 429 can fly in the challenging weather conditions common to the area. It also features the largest cabin of any civilian EMS helicopter in the region with more room for patient care; and high visibility exterior lighting for safer patient boarding at night. In addition to the Bell 429s, Life Flight Network also announced today it has brought online a Frasca flight simulator after a year of development to augment its rigorous training program.

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Jan
14
2021

All Nippon Helicopter’s H160 completes first flight

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Marignane, 14 January 2021 – All Nippon Helicopter’s (ANH) H160 has performed its first flight test, a 95-minute flight at the Marseille Provence Airport. This successful maiden flight paves the way for the aircraft’s entry into service in Japan.

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Jan
14
2021

FAA Approves AeroLEDs for Part 27 Rotorcraft

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AeroLEDs, LLC is pleased to announce FAA approval for over 200 Part 27 makes and models, adding to their expansive list of FAA certifications. This STC covers the installation of the SunSpot™ 36 and 46 Series LEDs on nearly all “Normal” category rotorcraft.

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Jan
13
2021

Methodist AirCare: saving lives and delivering inspiration

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Based in the U.S. state of Texas, Methodist AirCare proudly serves local communities in need of advanced emergency health care and rapid medical transport. The following profile highlights one of its recent missions with a very special patient.

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Jan
13
2021

Genesys Aerosystems Acquired by Moog Inc.

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems announces that Moog Inc. purchased Genesys Aerosystems on December 18, 2020. Genesys will remain at its locations in Mineral Wells, TX and Anchorage, AK, and will continue doing business as Genesys Aerosystems, part of Moog’s Aircraft Controls segment.

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Jan
13
2021

Bell Certifies New Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring Device

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​Fort Worth, TX (January 13, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Installation of QuantiFLYTM, a new aircraft communication unit (ACU) powered by Truth Data, offering a true low-cost, lightweight, and fully automatic flight data monitoring (FDM) solution currently available for the Bell 407GXi and Bell 429. Bell developed QuantiFLYTM with Appareo and FDM analytics to enable operators to affordably use the data from QuantiFLYTM to be actionable and drive safety.

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Jan
12
2021

BUCHER LEICHTBAU’S EMERGENCY MEDICAL SYSTEM – H135 AC67 flex RECEIVES EASA APPROVAL

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The Bucher Group, the specialist for Emergency Medical Systems, has announced its new rescue equipment H135 AC67 flex is now EASA certified on all variants of the H135 helicopter.

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Jan
11
2021

Accident Involving Inadequately Trained Pilot Leads to Call for Better Monitoring of Flight Instructors

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WASHINGTON — Citing inadequate training of a pilot whose plane crash resulted in 11 deaths, the National Transportation Safety Board called on the Federal Aviation Administration Thursday to better monitor the effectiveness of flight instructors.

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Jan
11
2021

AW139 will be Colombia’s new Presidential helicopter

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The Leonardo AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter will be the new Presidential Transport helicopter in the Republic of Colombia. The aircraft, in a special VVIP configuration, is expected to be delivered in spring this year and will be operated by the Colombian Air Force. 

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Jan
11
2021

AW169 lands contract in the VIP/corporate market in Mexico

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Leonardo announced today that the AW169 new generation light intermediate twin engine helicopter is set to enter the Mexican VIP/Corporate market, further expanding the success of the type among operators across Latin America and the globe and strengthening the role of Leonardo in the world’s multiengine VIP helicopter segment which already accounts for an approximately 40% share. 

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Jan
11
2021

AAMS Special Town Hall – Balance Billing Legislation Explained

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On Sunday, December 27th, President Trump signed into law the massive legislative package that includes legislation that ends the practice of balance billing. That legislation includes new restrictions for air ambulance billing, as well as the creation of an Independent  Dispute Resolution Process to settle payment disputes between insurers and air ambulance providers. The legislation also creates a data collection program for air ambulances and an additional air ambulance advisory committee to look at issues of tiered reimbursement, vehicle type, and unnecessary concentration of aircraft.

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Jan
11
2021

Bell and the City of Fort Worth Celebrate Bell 505 Delivery and 70-Year Legacy

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 505 to the Fort Worth Police Department. Bell executives and city officials celebrated this delivery at the police department’s hangar at Meacham Airport to mark a 70-year relationship between Bell and Fort Worth. 

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Jan
06
2021

Universal Avionics ClearVision™ EFVS Selected for World’s First Supersonic Business Jet

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TUCSON, ARIZONA - JANUARY 6, 2021 – Universal Avionics (UA) announces the selection of its ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) for the Aerion AS2. The company’s complete Head-Up Display (HUD) and EFVS solution featuring the SkyLens™ Head-Wearable Display (HWD) with its proven unlimited Field of Regard will be installed in the world’s first supersonic business jet.

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Jan
06
2021

KAMAN K-1200 K-MAX HELICOPTER ACHIEVES BRAZIL TYPE CERTIFICATION

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), today announced that the Agencia Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) in Brazil has issued the Type Certificate for the Kaman K-1200 K-MAX® helicopter. Kaman has been marketing the K-MAX® helicopter to various Brazilian operators, power line, oil and gas firms, and engineering companies over the past two years, and this certification clears the path for K-MAX® operations in Brazil.

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Jan
06
2021

Fabio Nannoni of Leonardo Helicopters Receives Two Impressive Accolades

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Fabio Nannoni, Senior Vice President for Safety Management Governance at Leonardo Helicopters, has been commended with two impressive accolades from two prestigious and respected bodies in the aerospace community. Recently, the Royal Aeronautical Society announced Mr Nannoni was awarded an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of his ‘profound contribution to helicopter design’.

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Jan
05
2021

FreeFlight Systems Announces 2020 Sapphire Elite Dealers, Honoring Top Performing Partners

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January 5, 2021 – IRVING, Texas – NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today its acclaimed 2020 class of Sapphire Elite partners. Since 2018, FreeFlight has honored its 10 highest-performing annual professional partnerships that provide a network of Part 145 certified repair stations for global avionic operators. FreeFlight is proud to showcase these world-class authorized sales and service centers that sell, install, and service the company’s aviation products.

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Jan
05
2021

HAI Announces 2021 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest Winners

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Alexandria, Va. – HAI is pleased to announce the winners of the 2021 ROTOR Magazine Photo Contest. Now in its ninth year, the contest encourages photographers from around the world to submit their images of helicopters and drones in a variety of categories that represent the rotorcraft industry. And this year’s top entries truly reflect the industry’s international breadth, with our winners hailing from no fewer than five countries.

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Jan
05
2021

SUMMIT AVIATION ADDS NEW PARTNER FOR INTERIOR WORK

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Jan. 5, 2021 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it is now partnered with New Jersey-based Cabin Crafters Inc. (CCI) to support fixed and rotor wing interior refurbishments.

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Jan
04
2021

£10k Integrated CPL(H) Scholarship

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Helicentre Aviation Academy has opened a two-week application window for prospective commercial helicopter pilots to apply for a £10,000 scholarship to part-fund their place on the 2021 Integrated CPL(H) (Commercial Pilot Licence – Helicopter) course with ATPL(H)/IR TK (Theoretical Knowledge). The full-time, 12-month course is a fast-track and cost-effective route to becoming a professional helicopter pilot, and it is the only integrated rotary CPL course approved in the UK.

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