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Nov
11
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH HEALTHPARTNERS

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We’re happy to announce that we have entered an in-network agreement with HealthPartners, a consumer-governed, nonprofit healthcare organization based in Bloomington, Minnesota. The agreement enables Air Methods to provide HealthPartners plan members – totaling 1.8 million people across Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, North Dakota, and South Dakota – with critical air medical services at discounted in-network rates. The agreement includes commercial insurance, state public programs (SPP) and Medicare Cost.

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Nov
10
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES SECOND CONSECUTIVE HIRE VETS AWARD

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Nov. 10, 2020, – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the HIRE Vets Platinum Medallion Award from the U.S. Department of Labor for 2020 for its efforts to recruit, employ and retain the nation’s veterans.

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Nov
10
2020

Life Link III Again Turns to Spectrum Aeromed For Leonardo Interiors

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Spectrum Aeromed will continue to build upon their relationship with medical flight and emergency medical services leader Life Link III, taking on two projects that will deliver in 2021, according to the company.

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Nov
09
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Silver City, NM

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NTSB Preliminary Report: Silver City, NM

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Nov
09
2020

Introducing PowerFLARM Fusion — Back to Simple!

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Over the years, many features and details have been added to PowerFLARM, making it harder to understand what is going on: Is the configuration correct? What firmware version is installed, and does it need updating? Was the log file written to the flash drive? What does a solid amber light mean again? Oh my.

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Nov
09
2020

Airbus Helicopters’ 1,400th H135 is delivered to HEMS operator Mont Blanc

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In late September, the light twin-engine helicopter reached a major milestone: the company’s 1,400th H135 was delivered to the French operator Mont Blanc, adding to a fleet of more than 20 H135 and H145 helicopters in service with the operator to provide Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) in France. The milestone capped off an over-20-year history for the programme and cements the H135 as a leader in the HEMS industry, currently holding 25% of the global market share for HEMS and boasting over 650 units in service.

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Nov
09
2020

Genesys Aerosystems & Metro Aviation Earn Transport Canada Approval on the Airbus EC145e

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems and Metro Aviation announce that the companies have earned Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) certification for the Genesys IFR avionics suite on the Airbus EC145e. The FAA previously certified the avionics suite in 2019.

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Nov
05
2020

US EMS operator Life Link III grows its fleet of helicopters to 14 aircraft

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Leonardo announced today that Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country and delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. This order marks the entry of the AW109 Trekker into the US for EMS applications and further grows the success of the AW169 in this market.

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Nov
04
2020

EASA and Airbus: working towards our common safety objectives

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Safety is a uniting force among all members of the helicopter industry. Here, John Franklin, Head of Safety Promotion at the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), discusses common challenges and achievements in the field of rotary wings, and the key role Airbus has to play.

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Nov
02
2020

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Successful Completion of Drone Pilot Program, Announces New Program Called BEYOND

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao today announced the three-year Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) successfully concluded on Oct. 25. Eight of the nine state, local and tribal governments that participated in the program have signed new agreements with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to continue to tackle remaining UAS integration challenges.

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Nov
02
2020

Quieter city skies

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With helicopters being a common sight and sound in any cityscape, sound reduction has been an ongoing area of rotorcraft research for decades. Starting with the shrouded Fenestron tail rotor, which first flew on an Airbus helicopter in 1968, to more recent advancements in blade design, such as the new H160’s innovative Blue Edge blades, Airbus Helicopters is continuously looking at ways to lower the volume of its rotorcraft.

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Nov
02
2020

Spidertracks Announce Maverick Helicopters as “Insights” Launch Customer

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Spidertracks, the world’s most trusted provider of aircraft tracking and emergency management solutions, is pleased to announce their partnership with Maverick Helicopters as the official launch customer for the latest evolution of their Virtual FDR capabilities — Insights.

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Nov
02
2020

GARMIN RELEASES G500 TXi AND G600 TXi FLIGHT DISPLAY ENHANCEMENTS

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OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd., today announced G500 TXi™ and G600 TXi flight display enhancements that bring more capability to cockpit upgrades are now available through select authorized Garmin dealers. Cirrus SR20/SR22 aircraft equipped with either legacy Avidyne flight displays or original flight instruments can now upgrade to the G500 TXi to display engine information. Additional enhancements to the TXi flight display series include DFC90 autopilot compatibility, new multi-function display (MFD) configurations, the display of additional engine parameters such as percent power and more. GFC™ 500 autopilot support is also expected for SR22/SR22T aircraft later this year. Also new, the turbine-engine equipped Piper PA46-500TP Malibu Meridian is compatible with the Engine Indication System (EIS) on the G500 TXi and G600 TXi flight displays.

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Oct
30
2020

FAA Launches Drone Safety Week

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold its second annual National Drone Safety Awareness Week, Nov. 16 to 22, 2020. The FAA is committed to ensuring the safety of the National Airspace System as we continue to integrate drones and other new technologies. Drone Safety Awareness Week is an opportunity for others to share their commitment to drone safety.

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Oct
29
2020

U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Six More CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopters

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STRATFORD, Conn., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) will build six additional production CH-53K King Stallion helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. The aircraft will further support the U.S. Marine Corps in its mission to conduct expeditionary heavy-lift assault transport of armored vehicles, equipment and personnel to support distributed operations deep inland from a sea-based center of operations.

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Oct
29
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW UTAH BASE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MOUNTAINSTAR HEALTHCARE

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that it has partnered with MountainStar Healthcare and will open a base in Ogden, Utah on Nov. 3 as AirLife Utah. The base will serve Ogden Regional Medical Center, Cache Valley Hospital, Brigham City Hospital, Pleasant View Emergency Center, and Lakeview Hospital, and other surrounding community hospitals, to provide emergency air medical services throughout northern Utah, southern Idaho, and southwest Wyoming.

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Oct
29
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES GARMIN BRONZE DEALER AWARD

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Oct. 29, 2020 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup Company, announced that it has received the Garmin Bronze Dealer Award for 2019, which recognizes the top aviation dealers in the Garmin network.

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Oct
28
2020

PS Engineering’s PAC45A Provides Complete Audio Control in Black Hawks Modernized Avionics Suite

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Lenoir City, TN –– XP Services announces FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval that includes PS Engineering’s state-of-the-art PAC45A, an all-digital audio controller system that includes MultiTalker®. The PAC45A is now part of XP Services STC for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk.

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Oct
27
2020

VANDERBILT LIFEFLIGHT NAMED NATIONAL PROGRAM OF THE YEAR BY LEADING TRADE ORGANIZATION

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., -- Vanderbilt LifeFlight, a subsidiary of Air Methods, a global leader in air medical transport, has been named the Air Medical Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS).

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Oct
27
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems’ MD500 Series HEC System Receives FAA Supplemental Type Certification

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems, Personnel Device Carrying Systems (PCDS) and HEC/ Training services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certification (SR04539NY) for its MD500 series helicopter HEC system.

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Oct
27
2020

The Ecuadorian Air Force takes delivery of their first two H145s

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Donauwörth, 27 October, 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has delivered two H145s to the Ecuadorian Air Force, the first military customer in South America for this multi-purpose twin-engine helicopter. A total of six H145s will be delivered over the next year. The H145 helicopters, known as “Cobra” in the Ecuadorian Air Force, will be assigned to the 22nd Combat Wing in Guayaquil. The contract includes training for 12 pilots and 15 technicians, as part of an in-country operational training programme.

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Oct
23
2020

European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) selects Airbus and its partner IAI for Maritime Aerial Surveillance with Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

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Bremen - The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) awarded a contract to Airbus Defence and Space Airborne Solutions (ADAS), a 100% subsidiary of Airbus Defence and Space and the global market leader in RPAS services, and its long-term partner Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) to operate a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) RPAS for Maritime Aerial Surveillance services.

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Oct
23
2020

Leonardo, Telespazio and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital test the use of drones for biomedical material delivery

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The transportation of biomedical material with drones is the goal of the test, which has just been successfully completed, designed and undertaken by Leonardo, Telespazio (joint venture between Leonardo 67% and Thales 33%) and Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with ENAC (National Civil Aviation Authority).

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Oct
22
2020

Bell Delivers Three Bell 407 GXis to Polish National Police

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Fort Worth, TX (Oct. 22, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a delivery of three Bell 407 GXis to the Polish National Police (PNP). The PNP has been a long-standing Bell customer for about 20 years. The addition of these aircraft will help them serve and protect people, to maintain public order, and security in Poland.

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Oct
22
2020

Genesys Aerosystem's Modernized Avionics Suite on Black Hawks Now Certified

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems and XP Services announce FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval of the Genesys modernized avionics suite for the UH-60A and EH-60A Black Hawk.

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Oct
22
2020

SH09 third prototype achieved several “firsts”

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Flight test activities have fully resumed at Mollis, Switzerland, having reassembled the third SH09 prototype (P3) after its return from Pozzallo.

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Oct
22
2020

Boeing’s Australian Unmanned Aircraft Completes First Taxi

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AUSTRALIA, October 22, 2020 – The Boeing Loyal Wingman aircraft being developed with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) recently moved under its own power for the first time, a key milestone for the aircraft that’s expected to make its first flight this year.

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Oct
21
2020

CAMTS Releases New Community Paramedicine Program Accreditation Standards

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Oct. 21, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) this month is celebrating 30 years of improving patient care quality and transport safety. CAMTS was the first in the world to develop comprehensive medical transport standards and an accreditation process for medical transport. Incorporated in 1990 in Pennsylvania, CAMTS published its first edition of standards in 1991. 

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Oct
21
2020

TracPlus and v2track disrupt the global asset tracking and communications market with v2track voice

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The v2track and TracPlus partnership was an obvious connection, sharing the same ethos of a customer-first approach. With a shared vision to make technology accessible to the wider market, engineers at v2track have created a powerful yet affordable solution to ensure customers are both seen and heard when operating in remote or high-risk areas.

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Oct
21
2020

AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM PRESENTS AN EVENING WITH AUTHOR KURT MUSE

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West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will host author and speaker Kurt Muse on Saturday, November 14, from 7 until 8 p.m., as he recounts his harrowing tale of imprisonment in Panama and daring rescue by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) in 1989. He will speak adjacent AHMEC’s Hughes MH-6J helicopter, which was recreated from parts of the “Little Bird” that rescued him. The Museum will stream the event live over Zoom, and a limited number of VIP tickets are available to attend in person, meet Muse, and receive a signed copy of his book, Six Minutes to Freedom.

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