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Aug
07
2020

Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon Invests in Young Aviators

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This week Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, in conjunction with Bend Science Station, proudly hosted central Oregon summer camp students at the Bend Municipal Airport. In efforts to educate and instill a passion for aviation in future generations, Leading Edge donated airplane and helicopter flight time for kids to experience the thrill of flight on a first-hand basis.

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Jul
17
2020

Leonardo AW139’s capabilities further enhanced with new avionics software release and kit certification

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Leonardo announced today further enhancements for the AW139 intermediate twin engine market leader with the recently obtained EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certifications for the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics Phase 8 software and the EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) optional kit with offshore modes. The Phase 8 software release marks the introduction of an advanced Synthetic Vision System (SVS) specifically tailored for helicopter applications, improved 2D maps and wireless data loading delivering even greater all-weather capabilities and mission effectiveness for all commercial and government missions.

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Sep
03
2020

Leonardo delivers counter-drone technology to the Royal Air Force to support the research and development programme SYNERGIA

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The RAF will also maintain the ORCUS system as an upgraded national standby capability, to be rapidly deployed anywhere in the country in support of emergency services in the event of a drone-based crisis.

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Aug
21
2020

Leonardo strengthens helicopter support services in South Africa

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Leonardo is strengthening the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in South Africa with a new service centre following the recent acquisition of Precision Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd. This is located at Wonderboom Airport – Pretoria and comprises 2275 m2 of floor space, 450 m2 of workshop and store, and an equivalent amount of office space.

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Aug
10
2020

Manuel Guillen has been appointed as Coptersafety’s new AW139 Type Lead Instructor

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HELSINKI, FINLAND – Coptersafety has today announced the appointment of Manuel Guillen as a new AW139 Type Lead Instructor. Manuel has been selected from within the organization as he’s been a full-time instructor at Coptersafety for many years. Guillen will take up his new position on the 1st of September.

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Aug
31
2020

MD HELICOPTERS RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FOR MD 530F MGTOW INCREASE TO 3,350 POUNDS

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Mesa, Ariz., August 31, 2020 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has received FAA certification to increase its MD 530F single engine helicopter’s internal max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) from 3,100 to 3,350 lb. This increase allows the MD 530F to support extended range, increased mission versatility, more time on target, and additional mission equipment options.

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Aug
17
2020

MDHI Factory Service Center Completes Comprehensive Overhaul of CoxHealth MD 902

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Mesa, Ariz., August 17, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs, and modifications on an MD 902 Explorer for Missouri-based CoxHealth. In partnership with Air Methods Corporation, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers. Cox Air Care provides vital helicopter air ambulance (HAA) service throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas from its bases at Cox South in Springfield and Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Mo.

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Aug
26
2020

MedForce Joins Metro Family

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26 AUG 2020 – Shreveport, La. – MedForce Aeromedical Transport is the newest air medical service to join the Metro Family. Founded in 2000, the Quad City helicopter emergency service has provided transport in and around Eastern Iowa, West-Central Illinois, and portions of Northeast Missouri. Metro Aviation will provide aviation services for the program’s two bases located in Colona, Illinois and West Burlington, Iowa.

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Aug
13
2020

MERCY AIR OPENS NEW CALIFORNIA BASE IN PASO ROBLES TO EXPAND AIR MEDICAL SERVICES IN STATE

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., August 13, 2020 – Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that its subsidiary, Mercy Air, has opened a new base in Paso Robles, Calif., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other California cities that will be served by the base include San Luis Obispo, Templeton, King City, Cambria, Cayucos and many more.

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Aug
05
2020

Metro Aviation delivers first of two EC145e aircraft to HealthNet

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05 AUG 2020 – Shreveport, La. – HealthNet Aeromedical Services, a statewide hospital-based program headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, is adding an IFR-equipped Airbus EC145e to their fleet. The aircraft will enter service later this month in support of Charleston Area Medical Center. This is the eleventh HealthNet interior completed by Metro Aviation.

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