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Feb
28
2024

Airbus and Bristow Group announce framework contract for up to 15 H135 helicopters

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Anaheim, 28 February 2024 – Airbus Helicopters and Bristow Group announced a framework contract for up to fifteen H135 helicopters (five firm orders, plus 10 options) during this year’s HAI Heli-Expo. The delivery of the first helicopter is scheduled for October 2024.

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Feb
28
2024

Bell Receives Order for Four Bell 429s for Parapublic Operations

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Anaheim, CA (Feb. 28, 2024) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today an order for four Bell 429 aircraft for parapublic operations in the Middle East. These aircraft will join the 90 Bell 429s supporting law enforcement, firefighting and parapublic missions globally and add to Bell’s total fleet of 500 Bell 429s worldwide. 

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Feb
28
2024

Stay the night in a converted Lockheed JetStar at this countryside campsite

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Vacation in style in a private jet that has been converted into an Airbnb. An alternative "glamping"

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Feb
28
2024

Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc. announces Paul Martin as CEO

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Paul Martin has elected to join Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc., as Chief Executive Officer   Paul has a long, successful career as an aviation executive. Paul graduated from Cal-Poly SLO. He held positions as a USAF and FAA Flight Test Engineer, and he served as an executive of the legendary Lockheed-Martin Skunk Works and Sikorsky Aircraft. Paul most recently been leading an  aviation consultant organization, and he has led the formation of Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc. 

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Feb
28
2024

Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc. Company Formation Announcement

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Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc. is a newly formed privately held avionics company specializing in advanced compact integrated avionics solutions for rotary and fixed-wing aircraft in the general aviation, business, air transport, and military markets. Nighthawk also provides embedded software solutions for OEM applications needing advanced terrain and obstacle awareness and alerting functions. Nighthawk's initial product line is a recently upgraded version of the Primary Nav, Primary Attitude, TAWS, and HTAWS systems formerly offered by Sandel Avionics. 

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Feb
28
2024

Offshore Modes Available for Nighthawk Flight Systems ST3400H HeliTAWS® Display

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Fulfilling Nighthawk Flight System, Inc.’s commitment to focusing on enhancing flight safety through innovation, Nighthawk is proud to announce the addition of Offshore Modes to the industry-leading ST3400H HeliTAWS® display along with ADS-B In Traffic Display. This capability will provide a new level of pilot awareness when servicing offshore oil platforms. Offshore Modes offer unmatched capability to the Nighthawk Flight System HeliTAWS® displays, which already set the industry standard for HeliTAWS® functionality. Combining its TAWS expertise from thousands of installations in private, corporate, and air-transport airplanes and years of supplying civilian and military users with its 3” and 4” primary displays, Nighthawk now provides the Helicopter Offshore industry with the first multi-hazard avoidance system that alerts against Offshore obstacles and hazards as well as land-based wires, terrain, obstacles, and traffic. 

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Feb
28
2024

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Selects Nighthawk Flight Systems SA4550 & SN4500Primary Flight Displays

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Nighthawk Flight Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the selection of our SA4550 Primary Attitude Displays and SN4500 Primary Navigation displays by HAL, headquartered in Bengaluru, India, supporting the licensed manufacture of the Dornier 228. We are honored to be re-selected by HAL for this prestigious aircraft manufacturing program. The SA4550 has pilot-configurable single or dual-cue flight director command bars and a glideslope/localizer deviation scale. The SA4550 accepts input from existing sensors to provide a clear, reliable depiction of the aircraft’s attitude in pitch and roll. The patented bright, high-contrast display provides unmatched readability in any lighting.  Both displays areNVIS compatible, and both us a  reliable LED-backlit display. 

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Feb
28
2024

IAR Romania selects SA4550 Primary Attitude Display

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IAR Romania has selected Nighthawk Flight Systems to modify the Primary Attitude Display to provide Radar Altitude measurement in meters.  The displays will support the Puma L fleet for the Romanian military. The SA4550 Primary Attitude Display has an LED-backlit display with pilot-configurable single- or dual-cue flight director command bars and a glideslope/localizer deviation indicator. The SA4450 accepts input from existing sensors to provide a clear, reliable depiction of the aircraft’s attitude in pitch and roll. The patented bright, high-contrast display provides unmatched readability in any lighting with optional night-vision goggle compatibility. 

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Feb
28
2024

LCI AND AIRBUS HELICOPTERS UNVEIL NEW FLIGHT PATH PARTNERSHIP

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VAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim – 28th February, 2024:  LCI, a leading aviation company, has unveiled a new Flight Path partnership with Airbus Helicopters, which will address the long-term capacity, sustainability and financing requirements of the industry.  

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Feb
28
2024

Airbus Helicopters and LCI unveil new Flight Path partnership

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Anaheim,  28 February 2024 – LCI, a leading aviation company, and Airbus Helicopters have unveiled a new Flight Path partnership, which will address the long-term capacity, sustainability and financing requirements of the industry. 

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Feb
28
2024

Wilson Air Center – CLT voted best FBO of the year by Delta Airlines

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?Wilson Air Center - Charlotte is proud to have been voted as the #1 Best FBO in the country by

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Feb
28
2024

VIandE Solutions appoints Jeremiah Behling as board chairman

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Volatus Infrastructure andamp; Energy Solutions has continued to grow its Board of Directors by

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Feb
28
2024

Columbia Helicopters and Genesys Aerosystems Announce Collaboration to Revolutionize Model 234 Chinook Cockpit

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Aurora, Oregon: February 28, 2024 – Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (CHI), a global leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations, and Genesys Aerosystems, a Moog company, have proudly announced a strategic collaboration to develop and certify a state-of-the-art digital cockpit for the Model 234 Chinook.

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Feb
28
2024

The Rotorcraft Collective Video Series

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The Rotorcraft Collective is a joint workgroup between the FAA and industry professionals that

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Feb
28
2024

Greater Delaware Valley ‘Girls in Aviation Day’ coming to Northeast Philadelphia Airport

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A rescheduled date of Saturday, March 16, Women in Aviation International (WAI) corporate member

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Feb
28
2024

Davinci Jets completes SmartSky first article installation on Beechcraft King Air 350

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SmartSky, provider of the most advanced inflight air-to-ground (ATG) connectivity for business

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Feb
28
2024

Phenix and Helitak team up to advance UAS firefighting capabilities

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Anaheim, CA - February 27th, 2024 - Phenix Solutions proudly announces the selection of Australian innovator, Helitak Firefighting Equipment, marking a significant milestone in UAS firefighting technology. Renowned for their expandable, durable, and exceptional water drop, Helitak firefighting tanks have been chosen to enhance Phenix's Ultra 2XL aircraft, empowering it to be a formidable fire suppression tool in the future.

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Feb
28
2024

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hit with tornado

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The Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (FFO) was hit with a tornado in the early morning on Wednesday,

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Feb
28
2024

SKYTRAC Installs First Factory Installed ISAT-200A and DAL-200 for the H135

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ANAHEIM, CA, February 28, 2024 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in aerospace intelligent connectivity and satellite communications (satcom), has today announced that they have completed the first installation of a factory installation of the ISAT-200A and DAL-200 solution for the H135.

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Feb
28
2024

Bristow Signs New AW189 Framework Agreement Including Firm Orders for 10 AW189 Helicopters

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Rome – 28 February 2024 – Leonardo and Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the leading global provider of innovative and sustainable vertical flight solutions, announced a framework agreement including firm orders for 10 AW189 super medium helicopters plus 10 options.

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Feb
28
2024

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES (A PAG COMPANY) RECEIVES FOURTH CONSECUTIVE ROLLS-ROYCE BEST IN CLASS AWARD

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Atlanta, Georgia – February 28, 2024. Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to Aerospace and Defense industries worldwide, receives Rolls-Royce Best in Class Award. This marks the fourth consecutive year Keystone Turbine Services (KTS), a division of PAG’s Engine Services group, has been recognized with the Rolls-Royce Best in Class Award.

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Feb
28
2024

Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines Sign Partnership Agreement to support the Legacy UH-60 Black Hawks

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February 27, 2024 - Anaheim, CA - Ace Aeronautics and Mint Turbines have signed a partnership agreement aimed at building worldwide support for the Legacy Black Hawk Fleet that has been acquired through the US Army Black Hawk Exchange and Sales Transaction Program (BEST). The partnership will focus on the team’s ability to perform repair and refurbishment to the airframe and powerplant, as well as mission upgrades. 

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Feb
28
2024

HMotion soon in possession of Two H145 VR Flight Simulators from Loft Dynamics

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ANAHEIM, California, February 28, 2024 — Loft Dynamics is announcing a partnership with HMotion — a joint venture between Airbus Helicopters and ADAC HEMS Academy — through the delivery of two Airbus H145 VR flight simulation training devices (FSTDs), which will be installed at a new simulator center in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. This modern training center will offer a wide range of cost-effective training courses for helicopter personnel, including the highest-quality mission and critical flight training available, enabled by Loft Dynamics’ cutting-edge technology.

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Tags: Flight Simulator H145 HMotion Loft Dynamics
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Feb
28
2024

Sloane Helicopters Secures Six Robinson Helicopter Delivery Positions For 2025

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HAI, Anaheim, 27 February 2024 - Sloane Helicopters, the prominent UK and Ireland dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, is excited to announce the acquisition of six delivery positions for new Robinson helicopters, with the first expected in February 2025. This order encompasses four R44 helicopters and two R66 helicopters, further reinforcing Sloane’s unwavering confidence in the Robinson range of helicopters.

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Feb
28
2024

DRF Luftrettung becomes H145 Fleet Leader and Distributor of HeliMods

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As the first HEMS operator in Europe, DRF Luftrettung plans to introduce the "Powered Aero Loader" (PAL)™ developed by HeliMods on its H145 helicopters. The PAL™ is an electro-hydraulic stretcher loading system operated at the push of a button, which allows rapid loading and unloading of ambulance stretchers into rescue helicopters. Furthermore, both parties are seeking a distribution partnership with the aim of introducing and distributing the PAL™ on the European market. DRF Luftrettung and HeliMods signed a corresponding Letter of Intent (LoI) yesterday at the HAI Heli-Expo helicopter exhibition in Anaheim, USA.

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Feb
28
2024

Nova Systems Select SKYTRAC’s Iridium Certus® Solution for Coast Guard Programs

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ANAHEIM, CA, February 28, 2024 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications (satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, today announced that it was chosen by Nova Systems, a leading provider of engineering services and technology solutions, to provide mission-critical satcom solutions in support of a series of European Coast Guard programs.

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Feb
28
2024

SKYTRAC and the Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) Announce the Completion of AW139 STC for the SDL-350

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ANAHEIM, CA, February 28, 2024 – SKYTRAC Systems Ltd. (SKYTRAC), a global leader in satellite communications (satcom) and intelligent connectivity solutions, and the Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG), a leading international provider of solutions for aircraft systems and services across multiple aviation segments, today announced that they completed a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Transport Canada (TCCA) certified AW139 Standard Type Certification (STC) for the SDL-350.

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Feb
28
2024

Billings Flying Service Receives First Ever CFR Exemption for Surplus Ex-Foreign Military CH-47 Chinooks; Aircraft Undergoing Airworthiness Certification

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BILLINGS, MONTANA (February 28, 2024): Billings Flying Service (BFS) received a CFR exemption from 14 CFR 21.185(b) earlier this month, allowing it to proceed with the United States’ first ever restricted category airworthiness certification of ex-foreign military Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters. BFS took delivery of six CH-47Ds from the Netherlands Defense Ministry in mid-2023. 

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Feb
28
2024

Ole Miss quarterback first college athlete to partner with private aviation company

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Ole Miss quarterback Jaxson Dart became the first college athlete to sign a deal with a private

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Feb
28
2024

Airbus publishes agenda for 2024 Annual General Meeting

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Amsterdam, 28 February 2024 – Airbus SE (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has published the agenda for its Annual General Meeting (AGM) taking place on 10 April 2024 in Amsterdam.

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