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Apr
13
2021

VSR700 achieves a first step in flight envelope opening

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A few weeks ago, the VSR700 demonstrator achieved a test flight that pushed its speed limit to 60kts (more than 110km/h), entirely opening its flight envelope at low speed. At the end of the test, the demonstrator had accumulated more than 10 flight hours. Thanks to this milestone, the VSR700 programme is getting closer to its goal: providing the French Navy with a sea-demonstration-compatible Unmanned Aerial System (UAS).

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Tags: Airbus Drone UAS VSR700
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
13
2021

Bell Signs Teaming Agreements with Suppliers in Germany

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Fort Worth, TX (April 13, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today it has signed teaming agreements with German suppliers to support Bell’s industrial participation efforts in Germany. As part of the collaboration, Bell will compete for the upcoming tender for the renewal of the helicopter fleet for the Bundespolizei and will offer the Bell 525.

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Tags: Bell Bell 525 Bell Textron Bundespolizei Germany Textron
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
13
2021

MD Helicopters Expands Flexible Financing Options for Customers

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Mesa, Ariz., April 13, 2021 – As part of the company’s renewed focus on strengthening customer support, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will be working  with National Bank of Arizona to provide qualified customers with expanded aircraft finance and lease options, subject to credit approval.  The financing options offered through the new relationship with National Bank of Arizona allows MDHI to continue to improve and expand customer services and overall customer experience and satisfaction.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI National Bank of Arizona
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
13
2021

Universal Avionics Appoints Don Milum as Director of Sales

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Tucson, Arizona - April 13, 2021 – Mr. Marc Bouliane, Vice President of Business Development, Marketing and Services for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. Don Milum has been appointed Director of Sales. Don is based out of Kansas City, Missouri U.S. and will lead UA’s team of Regional Sales Managers in North America. 

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Tags: Don Milum Marc Bouliane Universal Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
12
2021

Derazona to be Asia’s first H160 operator for oil and gas

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Jakarta, 12 April 2021 – Airbus Helicopters has secured an H160 order from Derazona Helicopters in Indonesia, launching this new rotorcraft in the country’s oil and gas sector. The multi-mission H160 will play an important role in the expansion plans of the Indonesian operator for oil and gas, off-shore, utility and commercial passenger transportation.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Derazona Helicopters H160 Indonesia
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
08
2021

FRASCA Named FTD Subcontractor for Navy TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System

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April 8, 2021 URBANA, IL. - FRASCA International, Inc. (FRASCA) has been named as a subcontractor for the US Navy TH-73A Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract was awarded to FlightSafety Defense, a FlightSafety International Company that will provide Contractor Instructional Services (CIS) and availability on 18 FRASCA-designed and manufactured Level 6 and Level 7 Flight Training Devices (FTDs).

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Tags: FlightSafety Frasca US Navy
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Apr
08
2021

Recurrent Training Courses for Drone Pilots Available Online

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Required recurrent online training for remote pilots who hold a current Part 107 certificate is now available on the FAA website. Remote pilots may take the training now in preparation for when the agency implements the Operations Over People rule. The training ensures Part 107 certificated remote pilots have the knowledge necessary to operate in accordance with the final rule when it becomes effective on April 21, 2021.

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Tags: Drone FAA Part 107
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
07
2021

HAI Statement on NTSB’s 2021 – 2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements

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Alexandria, Va. (April 7, 2021) – The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) met April 6, 2021, to select the items for the agency’s 2021–2022 Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements. Two of the 10 items on the list would affect the rotorcraft industry:

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Tags: HAI NTSB
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
06
2021

RECREATION, COVID-19 SURGES STRESSED EMS SYSTEMS LAST YEAR

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It’s been a strange, stressful year for our flight paramedics and nurses in eastern Idaho, with pandemic challenges adding a new burden to their ordinary tasks of patient transport and wilderness rescue. A job that once consisted of ferrying critical patients from outlying hospitals to larger facilities and stabilizing patients from trips deep in the backcountry and national parks in Idaho and Wyoming, is now strained by the complications of COVID-19.

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Tags: Air Methods
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
06
2021

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Bundespolizei

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6 April 2021, Hamburg - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. This contract formalizes a long-term MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines.The Bundespolizei currently operates 10 H120 helicopters for training missions.

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Tags: Airrius Bundespolizei German Federal Police H120 Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
Categories: Press Releases

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