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Jun
10
2021

Leonardo delivers first TH-73A training helicopter to U.S. Navy

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Philadelphia, 10 June 2021 – At a ceremony on its Philadelphia campus and under the backdrop of the Stars and Stripes, Leonardo officially delivered the first TH-73A training helicopter to the U.S. Navy earlier today. The ceremony was attended by Vice Admiral Kenneth Whitesell, commander of Naval Air Forces and Commander, Naval Air Force U.S. Pacific Fleet; Rear Admiral Gregory Harris, Director of Air Warfare Division (N98); and Captain Holly Shoger, Program Manager of Naval Undergraduate Flight Training Systems Program. Also attending the ceremony was Leonardo Helicopters Managing Director Gian Piero Cutillo and members of local, state and federal elected delegations, including Congressman Donald Norcross and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney.

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Jun
10
2021

University of North Dakota (UND) Adds Another Robinson R44 Cadet to Training Fleet

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Torrance, CA  — In May, the University of North Dakota (UND) took delivery of its fifth R44 Cadet helicopter. This Cadet, like the University’s other four Cadets, will be used for flight training at UND’s helicopter division located in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

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Jun
09
2021

Peter Wheatley Appointed as Vice President/General Manager of StandardAero Helicopters Business Unit

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – June 9, 2021 – StandardAero has announced the appointment of Peter Wheatley as Vice President/General Manager of the company’s Helicopters business unit, located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  In his new role, Peter will be responsible for managing StandardAero’s broad range of support offerings for the helicopter segment, which include OEM-authorized engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO), airframe support, dynamic component repair (DCR), crash resistant fuel systems and avionics installations.  StandardAero’s Helicopters business unit is the world’s largest independent MRO provider that supports helicopter operators from locations in North America, Europe, Asia and Oceania.

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Jun
09
2021

Autopilot System for Bell 505 Certified in the United Kingdom

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Fort Worth, TX (June 9, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Genesys HeliSAS autopilot in the Bell 505 has received certification from the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

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Jun
09
2021

Pratt & Whitney joins industry endorsement of the Sustainable Skies Act

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Continuing the mission towards sustainable aviation, Pratt & Whitney and various other industry groups have signed a letter of endorsement for a newly introduced bill that would establish a blender’s tax credit for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

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Jun
09
2021

Airbus Helicopters calls all industry stakeholders to join the Sustainable Aviation Fuel User Group

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Marignane, 9 June 2021 – Airbus Helicopters is bringing the industry together to drive the deployment of biofuels, through the creation of a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) User Group dedicated to the rotary-wing community. As a pioneer in the civil turbine rotorcraft market, the company is calling all major stakeholders to join the initiative, which aims at reducing aviation’s impact on citizens and the environment.

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Tags: Airbus SAF Sustainable Aviation Fuel
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Jun
08
2021

UNITED ROTORCRAFT AND VITA INCLINATA ANNOUNCE JOINT MANUFACTURING CAPABILITY PARTNERSHIP

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Vita Inclinata Technologies, which stabilizes load swing and spin with the touch of a button, and United Rotorcraft (a division of Air Methods), a provider of superior aerospace products and system integrations, including Firehawk helicopter modifications and US Military MEDEVAC helicopter cabin modifications, have announced a joint manufacturing capability partnership.

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Jun
08
2021

Airbus Helicopters strengthens its MRO capabilities with the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik

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Donauwörth, June 8 2021 – Airbus Helicopters and ZF Friedrichshafen AG have signed an agreement regarding the acquisition of ZF Luftfahrttechnik GmbH by Airbus Helicopters as part of its strategy to strengthen its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capabilities. This step is also a contribution to improving and maintaining the fleet availability of the programs covered by the ZF Luftfahrttechnik product portfolio. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is currently an MRO service partner for the majority of the German Bundeswehr helicopter fleet. It has also delivered more than 10,000 gearboxes all over the world. It is a supplier of the H135 main gearbox, the tail gearbox of the Tiger helicopter, and has a share in the H145 programme. In 2020, the company achieved revenues of € 85.3 million and employed 370 people. ZF Luftfahrttechnik is located in Kassel-Calden.

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Jun
07
2021

USMC COMPLETES FIRST AH-1Z FLIGHT WITH LINK-16

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PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (June 07, 2021) – The United States Marine Corps (USMC) has successfully demonstrated in flight testing a two-way connection between the AH-1Z Viper helicopter and a ground station using new Link-16 hardware and software. Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company manufactures the AH-1Z Viper and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has developed the Link-16 system. Link-16 is part of a defined road map of planned improvements designed to ensure the H-1 platform maintains its technological edge and combat capability throughout its service life. 

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Jun
07
2021

Helicopter Association International Opens ‘2022 Salute to Excellence’ Nomination Period

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Alexandria, Va. (June 7, 2021) – HAI is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. These awards recognize superior achievement across the rotorcraft industry and are open to individuals, teams, or organizations who work with helicopters and remotely piloted aircraft systems (drones or UAS). Nominations can be submitted at rotor.org/salute; HAI must receive all nominations by Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021.

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