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Jan
04
2021

As the first air rescue organisation in the European Union: DRF Luftrettung will soon deploy first five-bladed helicopter

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It is a milestone in the history of air rescue in German-speaking countries and also EU-wide: DRF Luftrettung is expanding its fleet with Airbus H145 helicopters which have five main rotor blades. Today, the technicians at DRF Luftrettung start equipping the first of five of these helicopters to be delivered this year, for deployment at one of the air rescue bases. The technical work in the DRF Luftrettung aircraft maintenance hangar at the Karlsruhe / Baden- Baden Airport (FKB) will take approximately one month, followed by test flights and training of the crew, before the aircraft is expected to start its mission of saving lives in April. "With these developments, we consistently pursue our central aim: to save people’s lives tomorrow, who we cannot yet help today," said a delighted Dr. Krystian Pracz, CEO of DRF Luftrettung.

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Dec
29
2020

FAA Issues Restrictions on UAS Operations at DOD Facilities

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Washington –The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems(UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective December 30.

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Dec
29
2020

AIR METHODS STATEMENT ON THE PASSAGE OF THE NO SURPRISES ACT

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On Monday, December 21, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed with the President signing on Sunday, December 27, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (HR 133), which included the No Surprises Act. The No Surprises Act takes the patient out of the middle of the billing process between their health care provider and health insurance company — by prohibiting balance billing and establishing an independent arbitration process to resolve any billing disputes.

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Tags: Air Methods Consolidated Appropriations Act HR 133 No Surprises Act
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Dec
29
2020

Leonardo: more and more technology in Drone Contest 2021

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The 2021 edition of the Leonardo Drone Contest will be a “drone game” in which new technologies and functions will be applied in a new arena. Much like the formula in the first edition, the new competition will include a scientific and technological presentation symposium at the end of spring 2021, and the development of the new tender which will be held in autumn at Leonardo’s Aircraft headquarters in Turin.

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Tags: Drone Contest Leonardo Leonardo Drone Contest
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Dec
24
2020

First flights for the new NH90 Naval Frigate and Tactical Transport Helicopters for Qatar Armed Forces

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NHIndustries is pleased to announce the first flights for the new Naval Frigate and Tactical Transport Helicopters for Qatar Armed Forces. The flights were completed on December 15th and 18th at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera plant and Airbus Helicopters Marignane (Marseille) plant respectively, setting a major milestone in the Qatar Ministry of Defence’s NH90 programme development.

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Tags: Leonardo NHIndustries Qatar Armed Forces
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Dec
24
2020

Qatar’s NH90 helicopter programme marks major milestone with first flights

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The Qatar Emiri Air Force’s NH90 helicopter programme marked a major milestone last week with first flights performed in Italy and France. The first NH90 NATO frigate helicopter (NFH), assembled at Leonardo’s Venice Tessera facility, and the first tactical troop transport (TTH) over-land aircraft, assembled at Airbus Helicopters’ Marignane site, took to the air on 15th and 18th of December respectively. The flights allowed crews to evaluate general handling and basic systems and the helicopters performed as expected.

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Tags: Emini Air Force Leonardo NH90
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Dec
24
2020

AAMS LEADERSHIP UNVEILS NEW STRATEGIC PLAN

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During a virtual Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) annual membership meeting on December 15 a new vision, mission, and strategic plan was communicated to the membership during the hour-long webinar that can be accessed here.

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Dec
23
2020

2021 K-MAX CALENDAR

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Featuring our 2021 K-MAX calendar which includes dramatic photographs of Kaman's K-MAX helicopter in a variety of scenarios worldwide. Please feel free to download your copy of the 2021 K-MAX Calendar and enjoy!

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Tags: Kaman K-Max
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Dec
23
2020

Boeing Marks 35 Years of Field Reps with U.S. Army Apaches, Looks Forward to Another Five

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.,  — Boeing’s [NYSE: BA] latest contract from the U.S. Army continues to build on a legacy of customer field support for the Army’s AH-64 Apache. Under the projected five-year, $83.3 million max indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity agreement, 15 Boeing field service representatives will be dedicated to the U.S. Army’s Apache fleet.

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Tags: AH-64 Apache Boeing US Army
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Dec
23
2020

GRATITUDE IN THE MIDST OF IT ALL

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2020 has been a year of disruption. It has taken the contents of our lives, metaphorically dumped them out on a table like a woman searching for keys in her purse and thrown them all back in the bag—old gum wrappers, crumpled receipts, and all.

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Tags: Air Methods
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Dec
23
2020

Moog Inc. Acquires Genesys Aerosystems

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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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Dec
22
2020

HAI Welcomes US Legislation Providing COVID-19 Relief

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Alexandria, Va. (December 22, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) welcomes passage of a $900 billion pandemic aid package that would provide relief to the aviation industry. Legislators attached the financial assistance agreement to H.R. 133, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, a $1.4 trillion omnibus package which passed in both chambers on Monday evening.

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Dec
21
2020

AAMS Member Alert: Negotiated Balance Billing Solution Included in Legislation

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The legislation includes air ambulance provisions and is expected to pass both House and Senate as the Congress makes its final votes of 2020. The provisions in the bill effecting air ambulances are as follows:

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Dec
21
2020

Boeing Uncrewed Loyal Wingman Conducts First High-Speed Taxi Test

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AUSTRALIA, Dec. 21, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) have completed the first high-speed taxi test of the Loyal Wingman in preparation for first flight.

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Tags: Boeing Loyal Wingman RAAF Royal Australian Air Force
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Dec
21
2020

BELL’S PROGRAM EXECUTION BUILDS CONFIDENCE IN V-280 VALOR FOR U.S. ARMY FUTURE LONG-RANGE ASSAULT AIRCRAFT COMPETITION

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Team Valor celebrated the three-year anniversary of the V-280 Valor’s first flight. Since that first flight, the V-280 team has executed a rigorous flight test program flying 200 hours through over 150 individual test flights. The test program was designed to demonstrate Bell-defined key performance parameters to showcase advanced capability, reduce risk, and inform requirements for the Army’s future vertical lift (FVL) initiative on a clean sheet aircraft design. Bell and Team Valor have systematically decreased risk for the Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) initiative using data-driven preparation, transparency, and collaboration with the Army, and a dynamic approach to deliver evidence of exceptional performance to inform a program of record.

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Tags: Bell Team Valor Textron V-280
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Dec
21
2020

ÖAMTC Air Rescue starts fleet modernization with five Airbus H135 helicopters

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Donauwörth, - Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue have signed a firm contract for the purchase of five H135s. The delivery of the first helicopter of this contract is scheduled for early 2022.

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Tags: Airbus H135 ÖAMTC Air Rescue
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Dec
21
2020

Héli-Union to purchase two Airbus H160 helicopters

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Marignane  – Airbus Helicopters and its historical partner Héli-Union have signed a contract for the purchase of two multi-mission H160s to address a wide range of operations.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H160 Héli-Union
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Dec
17
2020

Airbus Helicopters boosts the mission capabilities of its H135 helicopters

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Donauwörth, 17 December 2020 – The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) for the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. The new AGW enables operators to benefit from an increased maximum take-off weight of up to 120kg (265 lb) and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75 nm or the endurance by up to 40 minutes under standard conditions. The new AGW is available as an option and can be applied retroactively to all H135s equipped with Helionix.

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Tags: Airbus H135
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Dec
16
2020

A portrait of HEMS in Chile

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As an in-flight medical director for emergency services provider Eliance in Chile, Dr. Karina Flores Rojas does some of her most critical work hundreds of feet above the ground with adrenaline surging – and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Tags: Airbus
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Dec
16
2020

Axnes announces Polycon to new PNG STC and trade-up program for AW139 airframes

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December 16, 2020 - Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced a comprehensive trade-up program to upgrade existing Polycon wireless intercom systems (ICS) to the new generation digital Polycon Next Generation (PNG) wireless intercom for Leonardo AW139 owners and operators. Following a developmental STC program with a large U.S. para-public AW139 operator, Axnes has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval for the conversion. The Axnes led program involved an initial retrofit for the AW139 as a proof of concept that led to a fleet replacement under the STC authorization.

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Dec
16
2020

Universal Avionics Announces 2020 Top Dealers

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TUCSON, ARIZONA - DECEMBER 16, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA) is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2020 to be Scandinavian Avionics A/S for International Dealer of the Year and Field Aerospace for Americas' Dealer of the Year.

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Tags: Top Dealers of 2020 Universal Avionics
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Dec
16
2020

NEW HOME FOR NHV’S H155 FLEET

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Ostend – December 16th, 2020 - NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services, today announced the sale of its remaining H155 aircraft to HeliGlobe (Denmark). The brokerage company entered into the agreement on behalf of their client Air Greenland. The six aircraft will be delivered over a period of six months starting in the first quarter of next year.

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Dec
16
2020

AW139 offshore fleet grows further in Northern Europe with new delivery to WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH

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Leonardo announced today that WIKING Helikopter Service GmbH has taken delivery of a new AW139 7-tonne intermediate twin engine helicopter from Leonardo’s Vergiate facility, further expanding an existing fleet of three aircraft. The helicopter will be used to carry out offshore transport missions supporting energy industry operations in Northern Europe.

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Dec
16
2020

AAMS Member Alert: Negotiations on Balance Billing Continue

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As of this writing, House and Senate Leadership continue to negotiate the year-end legislative package that will include a continuation of federal government funding as well as a possible COVID relief package. That bill is also the vehicle for the proposed balance billing legislation AAMS reported over the weekend.

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Dec
16
2020

Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport Carries 110 lbs. of Payload

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On Dec. 9, the Autonomous Pod Transport flew with 110 lbs. of payload over an 8-mile route at Bell’s testing site near Fort Worth, Texas.

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Dec
15
2020

Kaney Selected to Improve Rotorcraft Power Systems for U.S. Army

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The United States Army has selected Kaney, Inc. for the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) program with the goal of improving Army rotorcraft platforms. Under this effort, Kaney will develop technologies to improve efficiencies within rotorcraft power systems needed to support aircraft modernization and mission capability expansion. Work will be performed by Kaney teams in Rockford, IL and Dayton, OH. 

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Dec
15
2020

Spidertracks Announces Sponsorship With Eco Helicopters

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Spidertracks is proud to announce its partnership with Eco Helicopters (“Eco”), which recently announced the launch of its Ecomax™ on-demand urban air mobility service. Based on the EcoMax™ all-electric helicopter, EcoMax™ urban air mobility will commence in early 2021. Learn more about the EcoMax™ and on-demand urban air mobility here.

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Tags: Eco Helicopters Ecomax Spidertracks
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Dec
15
2020

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with State Grid General Aviation Company

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with State Grid General Aviation Company (SGGAC), covering their H215 and H225 fleets. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 4 Makila engines. This contract also includes the renewal of SBH® support for 14 Arriel 2D engines powering the operator’s fleet of 13 H125 helicopters.

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Tags: Arriel 2D Engine H125 H215 H225 Makila Engines MRO Safran Safran Helicopters SBH SGGAC State Grid General Aviation
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Dec
15
2020

Donaldson Receives Trifecta of STC Approvals

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December 15, 2020 - Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of the Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has received additional supplemental type certificate (STC) approvals for installation of its industry-leading inlet barrier filter (IBF) system on helicopters in three countries.

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Tags: DCI Donaldson Aerospace
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Dec
14
2020

Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine, with Appropriate Precaution

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WASHINGTON — Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Pfizer, Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine, the FAA has determined that pilots may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification. FAA Air Traffic Controllers, who are subject to FAA medical clearance, may also receive the vaccine.

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Tags: COVID-19 Vaccine FAA
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