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Dec
01
2020

A history of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

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In late spring of 1969, a young boy named Björn Steiger spends the day at the local swimming pool in his hometown of Winnenden, Germany. On his way home that afternoon, he is struck by a car. The local police and Red Cross are immediately contacted, but it takes almost a full hour before the ambulance arrives on the scene. Björn Steiger dies on the way to the hospital.

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Nov
30
2020

Five-bladed Airbus H145 receives FAA type certification

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Grand Prairie, Texas, November 30, 2020 – The new five-bladed H145 helicopter has received its certification from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This type certification covers the full range of capabilities, including single-pilot instrument flight rules (IFR) and single engine operations (Cat.A/VTOL), along with night vision goggle capability. This newest version of the H145 family received EASA certification this past summer and was delivered to launch customer Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation in September. The first five- bladed H145 delivery in the U.S. is set to take place in early 2021.

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Nov
30
2020

MD Announces Another Exclusive MD 500E to MD 530F Conversion

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​Mesa, Ariz., November 30, 2020 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has completed a contract to upgrade an MD 500E helicopter to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft as part of MDHI’s long standing E-to-F conversion program.   

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Nov
30
2020

Rheinland Air Service Appointed as the First German Dealer for the Bell 505

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 25, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Rheinland Air Service GmbH (RAS) the first German dealer for the Bell 505. Approaching 50 years of business aviation experience, RAS is a proven provider of expert aviation sales and service.

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Nov
30
2020

Lighter, stronger, easier to install: Collins Aerospace launches Panorama™ HiLite mirror display system

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 30, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems has launched Panorama™ HiLite, a new solid mirror display system that brings world-class accuracy, lightweight design and an extended 300-degree Field of View (FOV) for side-by-side crew training. Modular and motion capable, Panorama HiLite offers operators the flexibility to select the right configuration for their particular training needs that leads to reduced setup time and minimal maintenance.

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Nov
30
2020

VSR700 achieves autonomous takeoff and landing from moving platform

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The VSR700 optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) has successfully achieved fully autonomous takeoff and landing (ATOL) approaches, validating its autonomy to and from a moving platform and advancing the VSR700 programme towards its end goal: offering a tactical unmanned aerial system (UAS) with (ATOL) capacities for global navies. The landing zone: a pitching, yawing platform, mounted on a trailer to simulate the conditions of a moving ship deck.

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Tags: Airbus
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Nov
30
2020

STEPHANIE QUEEN JOINS AIR METHODS AS SVP OF CLINICAL SERVICES

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This past summer, Stephanie Queen joined the Air Methods executive team as the Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. With 20 years of nursing under her belt, Queen has leveraged her expertise and passion for improving the quality and safety of healthcare delivery across the country for Air Methods.

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Nov
30
2020

Leonardo to strengthen security and rescue operations in Brazil with the supply of six AW119K

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Leonardo announced today that the Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF) of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The first aircraft is expected to be introduced in Brazil beginning next year, with the delivery of the remainder helicopters to the operator planned to be completed by mid-2021. The AW119Kxs will be operated by the Air Operations Division (DOA) from its bases in the five Regions of Brazil to perform a range of missions including transport, rescue, emergency medical service, firefighting, surveillance and law enforcement.

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Nov
30
2020

HAI Makes Plans for Safe and Healthy HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

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Alexandria, Va. – HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 is just four months away, and the HAI staff is deep into preparations to ensure attendees and exhibitors have a safe, healthy, and successful show.

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Nov
30
2020

Bundeswehr orders 31 NH90 helicopters for shipborne operations

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Donauwörth, 26 November 2020 - The German Bundeswehr has ordered 31 NH90 NFH helicopters, to be known as Sea Tiger, for the German Navy’s shipborne operations. Nathalie Tarnaud-Laude, President of NH90 Helicopter Industries (NHI) and Giorgio Gomma, General Manager of the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA), on behalf of the Federal Office for Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support of the German Armed Forces (BAAINBw) signed the contract on 26 November. The helicopters will replace the German Navy’s Sea Lynx Mk88A fleet which entered into service in 1981. The Bundeswehr has already ordered 18 NH90 Sea Lion naval transport helicopters, seven of which have already been delivered.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Bundeswehr NH90 Shipborne Operations
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Nov
24
2020

How helicopters are braving the elements to keep our world running during COVID-19

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The contribution helicopters make to the battle against COVID-19 are well-known; they are relied upon to transfer critically ill patients and ease the strain on overstretched medical facilities. But lesser-known contributions are also being made by helicopters to maintain our energy supply and help keep our maritime trade routes functioning efficiently during the pandemic. WIKING Helikopter Service, an offshore helicopter operator, demonstrates the important role operators play in this crucial sector to help keep our world running. 

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Nov
24
2020

MD HELICOPTERS MD 530F DEMONSTRATOR VISITS SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

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Mesa, Ariz., November 24, 2020 – Take the new MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) enhanced glass cockpit MD 530F demo aircraft for a test flight to experience its power and performance firsthand. This state-of-the-art helicopter is touring the West Coast from Nov. 30 through Dec. 4. It is available for drop-in demo flights at Rotorcraft Support Inc. (RSI) on Dec. 2 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time as well as special on-site demos in the region during the week.

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Nov
23
2020

FAA Moving Forward to Enable Safe Integration of Drones

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WASHINGTON – The FAA published airworthiness criteria for the proposed certification of 10 different Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) or drones as special class aircraft. This is a crucial step to enabling more complex drone operations beyond what is allowed under the small unmanned aircraft rule (Part 107), including package delivery.

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Nov
23
2020

Spectrum Aeromed Brings On New VP of Operations

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Spectrum Aeromed is proud to announce that Jeff Edberg has been hired to fill the role of Vice President of Operations in the company’s headquarter business office located in Fargo, North Dakota, USA.

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Nov
23
2020

MECAER AVIATION GROUP AND ROSEN SUNVISOR SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE SUNVISORS FOR THE LEONARDO AW139

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November 23, 2020, Philadelphia – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Rosen Sunvisor Systems, located in Eugene, Oregon, to collaborate on a Sunvisor System for the Leonard Helicopters AW139. The Sunvisor System will be certified via STC and can be installed as an aftermarket upgrade or as optional equipment when purchasing a new AW139. The Sunvisor System is well known for eliminating glare from multiple angles, increasing safety for helicopter operations.

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Nov
23
2020

PNG LNG adds H145 for Papua New Guinea operations

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Marignane, 23 November 2020 – ExxonMobil has signed a contract for two Airbus H145 helicopters to support the PNG LNG Project* in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

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Nov
19
2020

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Acquires EFIX Aviation Support (EFIX)

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Atlanta, GA – November 19, 2020 – Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industry, announced today the acquisition of São José dos Campos, Brazil based EFIX Aviation Support (EFIX).  EFIX specializes in Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for the South American Aerospace and Defense market, with a diverse capabilities list that includes - Landing Gear, Hydraulic/Pneumatic, Electrical Accessories, Starter Generators, Batteries, and Avionics.  EFIX’ Repair Station holds both ANAC and EASA certifications.

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Nov
19
2020

James Maner Named Chief Pilot For PHI Americas

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PHI Americas has named James Maner as its Chief Pilot, PHI Americas, effective November 16, 2020. Maner’s appointment builds on his extensive experience working as a Line Training Captain for PHI in the Gulf of Mexico between 2009 and 2020.

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Nov
18
2020

Initial Drone Registrations About to Expire

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is reminding everyone whose drone registrations expire in December that the DroneZone is the FAA’s official website for registration.

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Nov
18
2020

FAA and NASA Complete Drone Demonstrations

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The second phase of the FAA’s Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management Pilot Program (UTM/UPP) concluded with virtual demonstrations in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and two UAS Test Sites: the Virginia Tech Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership (MAAP) and the New York UAS Test Site (NYUASTS).

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Nov
17
2020

GARMIN PILOT ADDS GRAPHICAL AIRSPACE AND OBSTACLE NOTAMS FOR PRE-FLIGHT PLANNING AND ENHANCED INFLIGHT AWARENESS

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OLATHE, Kan./November 17, 2020 – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., is pleased to announce the addition of new features to the Garmin Pilot™ application for Apple mobile devices, offering the ability to reference graphical airspace and obstacle NOTAMs during pre-flight planning and for increased situational awareness inflight. Additional features include an enhanced user interface for Profile View, allowing pilots the ability to access important information such as weather, PIREPs, and more, faster than ever before.

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Nov
17
2020

Genesys Aerosystems New Digital Radio Line Receives TSO Approval

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Mineral Wells, TX  –– Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of EFIS displays and autopilot solutions for rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft, has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval for the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR) product line.

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Nov
16
2020

SKYTRAC Expands Global Reach through Partnership with The SA Group

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KELOWNA, BC, November 16, 2020 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a leading intelligent connectivity and satellite communication solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Scandinavian Avionics (HQ of The SA Group), a provider of complete turn-key avionics solutions for civil and military aircraft, and UAS segments. The SA Group has a significant presence, not only as an MRO and STC house, but also with a wide range of other capabilities. The SA Group consists of 11 divisions across Europe, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia.

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Nov
16
2020

AeroBrigham receives FAA STC approval for Bell 505 accessory fitting

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Longtime helicopter and airplane service center, completion, and heavy maintenance provider, AeroBrigham has recently announced the completion of a new Bell 505 helicopter accessory fitting designed to improve safety. Developed as an attachment point for utility operations such as personal restraint harnesses during doors off flight operations, the assembly is now FAA approved as a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) component.

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Nov
16
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces Bell 212/412 Dual Hook Human External Cargo System

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Vancouver, British Columbia: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems - www.boostsystems.ca) the global leader in the provision of the most advanced and certified Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the Search and Rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors is proud to introduced its latest Supplemental Type Certified and compliant HEC system, designed for use on the Bell 212 and 412 series helicopters. (Transport Canada SH20-38).

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Nov
16
2020

Drone Safety Week is Here!

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Join the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for virtual events during its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week from Nov. 16–22, 2020. Learn about the latest drone technology and how the FAA is working to safely integrate drones into the National Airspace System. Throughout the week, you also will hear from drone pilots and recreational flyers about their passion and commitment to drone safety, and stakeholders will highlight important drone safety educational topics.

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Nov
13
2020

Rotortrade is sad to announce that Franck Bouillon, our company’s CFO, has very suddenly passed away on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020

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France - November 13th, 2020 - It is with profound shock and sadness that Rotortrade announces that Franck Bouillon, our company’s CFO, has very suddenly passed away at the age of 54 on Wednesday, November 4th, 2020.

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Nov
13
2020

U.S. Department of Defense exercises options for 36 TH-73A helicopters

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Leonardo welcomes the announcement made by the U.S. Department of Defense to award AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp. a 171 million USD modification to the previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract for the US Navy’s Advanced Helicopter Training System. This modification exercises options for the production and delivery of an additional 36 TH-73A aircraft, with work expected to be completed in December 2022 in Philadelphia, PA.

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Nov
12
2020

Marco Viola appointed new CEO of Kopter Group

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Marco Viola brings to Kopter a long established career in aerospace, from a variety of positions at Leonardo Helicopters, in addition to his previous role where he led the integration process of Kopter into Leonardo. During this time, he acquired in-depth knowledge of Kopter, its talented teams, and the SH09 programme. Marco Viola will now lead Kopter to successfully complete the development, certification and entry into service of the next generation SH09 single-engine helicopter, with Leonardo’s strong support. In parallel, he will position Kopter as Leonardo Helicopters’ competence centre for new light helicopters.

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Nov
12
2020

Mid-Canada Mod Center Completes First Canadian Installation of Universal Avionics InSight™ Display System

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Toronto, Canada / Tucson, Arizona USA - November 12, 2020 – Mid-Canada Mod Center (MC2) recently completed installation of a Universal Avionics (UA) InSight Display System on a Citation VII aircraft. This marks the first Canadian installation of Universal Avionics’ integrated flight deck solution.

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