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Nov
29
2023

Airbus signs contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of SIRTAP UAS

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Getafe, 29 November 2023 – Airbus has signed a contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the development and acquisition of SIRTAP, a High Performance Tactical UAS that will reinforce the tactical capabilities of the Spanish Army and the Air and Space Force.

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Nov
29
2023

Lithuanian State Border Guard Service orders three H145s

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Madrid, 29 November 2023 – Airbus Helicopters and the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service have announced a contract for three five-bladed H145 multi-mission helicopters at the 2023 European Rotors trade show, expanding the service's fleet. These three additional H145s bring the total number of Airbus helicopters in service with the Lithuanian government to eleven, further strengthening Airbus Helicopters’ position in this mission segment. The helicopters will be operated for a wide range of missions including search and rescue, disaster relief and medevac, border patrol, firefighting, transport of donor organs, and operational deployment of the Lithuanian Special Forces.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H125
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Nov
29
2023

GPMS Adds Léman Aviation to Certified Installer Network

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European Rotors – Madrid, Spain (29 Nov. 2023) – GPMS International announced today that Léman Aviation has joined GPMS’s Certified Installer Network to bring its predictive, lightweight Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) known as Foresight MX to European operators.

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Nov
28
2023

ADAC HEMS Academy and Airbus Helicopters plan to establish HMotion, a new simulation training centre for H135 and H145 helicopters

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Madrid, 28 November 2023 – During European Rotors, Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy announced the establishment of the joint venture HMotion, a new simulator training centre for the H135 and H145 family helicopters. HMotion will offer a wide range of cost-effective training courses for helicopter personnel, including mission and critical flight training. Subject to approval by the relevant regulatory authorities, it is expected to be operational in early 2024.

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Tags: ADAC HEMS Academy Airbus European Rotors H135 H145 HMotion
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Nov
28
2023

Bell Training Academy in Valencia Annually Welcomes 200 Pilots from Around the World

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Madrid, Spain (28 November 2023) Every year, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain welcomes around 200 Bell pilots to train using the class-leading facilities located there. At its center is the certified Bell 429 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which has so far accumulated 1,000 simulator hours in 2023 alone.

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Tags: Bell Bell 429 Bell Flight Bell Traiing
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Nov
28
2023

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Signs Agreement with Skytec

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(MADRID) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), a trusted provider modifying aircraft for civil and military night vision operations for more than 28 years around the world, announced today from European Rotors that they have signed an agreement with Skytec AS for the delivery of 14 new ASU E3 NVGs and five cockpit modifications for the Norwegian Air Ambulance.

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Tags: ASU European Rotors Norwegian AIr Ambulance Skytec AS
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Nov
28
2023

RTX's Collins Aerospace introduces Arcus™ training image generator

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Nov. 27, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Collins Aerospace, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business announced today it is releasing Arcus™, a new image generator that combines Collins' advanced rendering and processing tools with gaming technology to deliver immersive, modular aircrew training.

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Nov
28
2023

First H125 orders in Lithuania

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Madrid, Airbus Helicopters and Lithuanian operator ASU BALTIJA have announced a contract for two H125s at European Rotors 2023. They are the first Airbus helicopters sold to a commercial operator in the country, and will also be the first two H125 family helicopters deployed in Lithuania. The H125s replace helicopters manufactured in Russia and will be used for passenger transport and utility missions in Lithuania and other markets abroad. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters ASU BALTIJA European Rotors H125
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Nov
28
2023

AW09 global market success extends to Europe with preliminary sales contracts for ten units by Léman Aviation

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The number of global partners for the AW09 next-generation single-engine helicopter in the world market grows further with the announcement at European Rotors (Madrid, 28-30 November) of the addition of Léman Aviation, who has signed Preliminary Sales Contracts for ten units. 

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Tags: AW09 European Rotors Léman Aviation Leonardo
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Nov
28
2023

ÖAMTC Air Rescue continues fleet modernisation with two Airbus H135 helicopters

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Madrid, 28 November 2023 – Airbus Helicopters and ÖAMTC Air Rescue announced a new contract for two H135s during the third edition of European Rotors. The announcement follows an initial contract for five H135s signed at the end of 2020.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters European Rotors H135 ÖAMTC Air Rescue
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Nov
28
2023

Leonardo’s presence in Latin America’s energy support and super-medium helicopter category market grows further with OHI’s AW189/AW189K order

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The world’s most successful super-medium class helicopter, the AW189, grows its presence further in the energy support market and Latin America with an order placed by leading helicopter operator Omni Helicopters International (OHI) for three units, including two AW189s (powered by General Electric engines) and one AW189K (powered by Safran engines).

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Tags: AW189 AW189K Leonardo Omni Helicopters International
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Nov
28
2023

Entrol announces their new line of FFS Level B certified products

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Since the company was founded in 2005, entrol has had one goal: to achieve excellence in flight simulators. Ever since, we have been upgrading every product in the industry, developing a singular technology independence, growing together with our customers, and making their objectives also our own.

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Nov
27
2023

Robinson Names Sean Doyle New VP Engineering, Pete Riedl Steps Into Advisory Role

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Torrance, CA – (27 November 2023) – Robinson Helicopter Company, a pioneer in civil rotorcraft, welcomes Sean Doyle to the role of VP of Engineering, succeeding Pete Riedl who held the role for nearly two decades.  This is part of a planned succession as the company builds on 50 years of success and solidifies its position as the preferred supplier in vertical aviation.

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Nov
27
2023

TREALITY SVS Celebrating award of 30th RP-X-dome

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(I/ITSEC – Orlando, Florida, November 27, 2023): TREALITY SVS announced today it recently received additional awards for multiple RP-X dome displays supporting fast-jet full mission simulators.

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Nov
27
2023

Bell Selected for Phase 1A of DARPA Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane Program

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Fort Worth, TX (27 November 2023) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected to compete for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Speed and Runway Independent Technologies (SPRINT) X-Plane program. The SPRINT program intends to design, build, and fly an X-Plane, an experimental aircraft to demonstrate enabling technologies and integrated concepts necessary for a transformational combination of aircraft speed and runway independence for the next generation of air mobility platforms. Phase 1A includes conceptual design, culminating in a formal Conceptual Design Review.

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Tags: Bell DARPA Textron X-Plane
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Nov
27
2023

Blueberry Aviation Marks announces $88 Million Asset Acquisitions in 2023

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Madrid, November 27th —Blueberry Aviation is thrilled to announce it acquired helicopter assets valued at $88 million in 2023, the year it celebrates its 20th anniversary. This achievement underscores its growth and footprint in the helicopter sector.

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Nov
27
2023

Entrol announces their new line of FFS Level B certified products

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Since the company was founded in 2005, entrol has had one goal: to achieve excellence in flight simulators. Ever since, we have been upgrading every product in the industry, developing a singular technology independence, growing together with our customers, and making their objectives also our own.

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Tags: Entrol
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Nov
27
2023

Loft Dynamics Continues to Revolutionize Pilot Training, Unveiling First VR Garmin Glass Cockpit at European Rotors 2023

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Zurich, Switzerland November 28, 2023 — Loft Dynamics, a leader in virtual reality (VR) flight simulation training devices (FSTD) for pilots worldwide, today announced that it will debut its Garmin glass cockpit VR flight training device at European Rotors 2023. Visitors have the opportunity to test-fly the glass cockpit Airbus H125 for the first time in a realistic simulator. 

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Tags: Airbus FSTD H125 Loft Dynamics VR
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Nov
27
2023

At your fingertips: Airbus flies a fully automated helicopter with a tablet

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Madrid, 27 November 2023 – Airbus has successfully tested a new simplified human machine interface (HMI) along with advanced autonomous features through a project code-named Vertex. These technologies, developed by Airbus UpNext, are controlled by a touchscreen tablet and aim to simplify mission preparation and management, reduce helicopter pilot workload, and further increase safety.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus UpNext HMI
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Nov
26
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: RICHMOND, VA

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MAIN ROTOR CONTACTED THE VERTICAL STABILIZER DURING LANDING, RICHMOND, VA.

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Nov
26
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: DODGE CENTER, MN

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FAA Accident and Incident Notification: DODGE CENTER, MN

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Nov
26
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: CHINO, CA

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WHILE HOVER TAXIING THE TIPS OF THE ROTOR BLADES STRUCK A HANGAR, CHINO, CALIFORNIA.

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Nov
22
2023

MD HELICOPTERS EXHIBITS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT EUROPEAN ROTORS IN MADRID

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MESA, Arizona: November 22, 2023 – MD Helicopters (European Rotors Booth #526) is making its European Rotors debut in Madrid, Spain, November 28 to 30. The company will host Slovak Training Academy’s MD 530F in its booth, which features MDH’s popular full-glass cockpit avionics package. Slovak Training Academy offers mission and tactical pilot training, along with practical hands-on maintenance training for both MD 500E and MD 530F helicopters.

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Tags: European Rotors MD Helicopters
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Nov
22
2023

Rotor-MIT Collaborative Study Details Opportunities for Technology in Helicopter Aerial Work

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Nashua, New Hampshire (Nov. 22, 2023): Rotor Technologies, Inc. (Rotor), in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) I-Corps program, conducted a major study on the challenges and opportunities in the helicopter aerial work industry, which was recently published in the Journal of the American Helicopter Society. 

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Tags: MIT Rotor Technologies
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Nov
22
2023

AIR METHODS PROVIDES STAND-BY CRITICAL AIR MEDICAL SERVICE AT INAUGURAL FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX

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LAS VEGAS, NV, (Nov. 22, 2023) – Air Methods, the nation’s largest air medical services provider, was selected to provide critical care needs at the FORMULA 1 HEINEKEN SILVER LAS VEGAS GRAND PRIX, Nov. 16 through Nov. 18. Air Methods’ Mercy Air program provided two standby airframes, equipped with critical care capabilities and highly trained and experienced flight teams, including pilots, paramedics, nurses, and aviation mechanics.

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Nov
22
2023

FAA Accident and Incident Notification: BRAWLEY, CA

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AIRCRAFT LOST POWER AFTER TAKEOFF AND MADE HARD LANDING ON ATTEMTED RETURN.

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Tags: BRAWLEY CA FAA Accident Report
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Nov
22
2023

Boeing Shifts Toward Production of MH-139A Grey Wolf

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PHILADELPHIA — Boeing [NYSE:BA] continues to transition towards low rate initial production of the MH-139A Grey Wolf after completing the program’s Research, Development, Test & Evaluation (RDT&E) phase, delivering the sixth and final test aircraft to the U.S. Air Force last month.

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Nov
22
2023

The Vertical Flight Society Selects Competitors for Annual Student eVTOL Drone Competition

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Fairfax, Virginia — The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) today announces the selection of teams from 16 universities to compete in the fourth annual Design-Build-Vertical Flight (DBVF) Student Competition. The 16 academic teams involved in the competition represent universities located in 12 US states, plus Canada, India and Malaysia. The selection marks the largest number of academic teams to participate in the DBVF Competition since VFS launched the event in 2021.

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Tags: Vertical Flight Society
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Nov
22
2023

Phenix Solutions Awarded USAF Agility Prime Agile Manufacturing Phase II Contract

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McMinnville, Oregon, November 22, 2023 – Phenix Solutions is proud to announce the award of a United States Air Force Phase II contract for Agile Manufacturing for the Ultra 2XL Heavy Lift VTOL Aircraft. Phenix is pleased to work with The Air Force Research Laboratory's (AFRL) Materials and Manufacturing Directorate (RX) to accelerate the development and deployment of transformative vertical takeoff and landing aircraft under this effort.

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Tags: Phenix Solutions US Air Force
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Nov
22
2023

Vrgineers Launches XTAL 3 CAVU MR Headset with Advanced AMD and NVIDIA Chips

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November 22nd, 2023, USA/Czech Republic - The US-Czech startup, Vrgineers, specializing in Virtual and Mixed Reality technologies for pilot training, has teamed up with AMD and NVIDIA, graphical chip rivals, to pioneer an innovative architecture for mixed reality simulators. Vrgineers will unveil the new MR headset XTAL 3 CAVU at I/ITSEC 2023.

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