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Dec
01
2020

A history of Helicopter Emergency Medical Services

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In late spring of 1969, a young boy named Björn Steiger spends the day at the local swimming pool in his hometown of Winnenden, Germany. On his way home that afternoon, he is struck by a car. The local police and Red Cross are immediately contacted, but it takes almost a full hour before the ambulance arrives on the scene. Björn Steiger dies on the way to the hospital.

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Dec
01
2020

Thales and StandardAero Successfully Achieve the Industry’s First 4-Axis Autopilot Flight Test for Airbus AS350 and H125 Helicopters

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.  – Thales and StandardAero have announced the successful first flight test of a revolutionary compact autopilot system that will bring Airbus AS350 and H125 helicopters into a new era of performance and safety.  The achievement of this key milestone lays the groundwork for this important phase of the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process and the launch of an unparalleled autopilot solution to the light helicopter market by mid-2021.

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Dec
02
2020

Universal Avionics Announces Five New InSight™ Display System Aircraft Solutions

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Tucson, Arizona - December 1, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA) announces five new InSight Display System aircraft solutions. In addition to the company’s established Citation VII InSight solution, recent developments with the Falcon 900B, Falcon 50, Hawker 800XP, Gulfstream G-III, and MD 902 Explorer are reflective of the system’s growing market acceptance. 

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Dec
02
2020

GARMIN ANNOUNCES G1000 NXi INTEGRATION WITH BLACKHAWK ENGINE+ UPGRADE FOR KING AIR 300 AND KING AIR 350

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OLATHE, Kan./Dec. 1, 2020/Business Wire – Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ:GRMN), today announced that the G1000® NXi flight deck is now available for integration with the Blackhawk Aerospace XP67A Engine+ Upgrade for the King Air 300 and King Air 350, adding a significant benefit to those looking to maximize these aircraft. Additionally, Garmin has expanded its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to now include King Air 350 aircraft with a max gross weight of 16,500 lbs.1, bringing enhanced capability to operators looking to maximize payload and efficiency.

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Dec
02
2020

David Mewbourne Appointed Flight Data Systems’ Director of Engineering

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MELBOURNE, AUS, December 1, 2020 - Flight Data Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mewbourne as Director of Engineering effective December 1st, 2020. A seasoned professional known for generating profitable programs in aviation, Mewbourne brings over 27 years of engineering and program management experience to Flight Data Systems.

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Dec
02
2020

Bell Opens Global Commercial Business Center

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​Fort Worth, TX (December 1, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the opening of the Bell Commercial Business Center (CBC). The new facility will be located at 4151 Amon Carter Boulevard, a former American Airlines building approximately seven miles away from both Bell’s Headquarters and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Dec
02
2020

Boeing Completes Ground-breaking Autonomous Teaming Flights

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AUSTRALIA, Dec 2, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] recently completed flight tests with five high-performance surrogate jets operating autonomously in a team at the new Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia.

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Dec
03
2020

SURVITEC GIVES HELICOPTER PASSENGERS AND CREW MORE AIR WITH NEW EMERGENCY BREATHING SYSTEM

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A new compressed air Emergency Breathing System (EBS) for offshore helicopter passengers and crew introduced by global safety and survival solutions provider Survitec has been designed to offer personnel a greater chance of survival in a water impact scenario.

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Dec
03
2020

Bell Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque Demonstrator Wins Popular Science “Best of What’s New in Aerospace” Award

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Fort Worth, Texas (December 3, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that Popular Science recognized Bell’s Electrically Distributed Anti-Torque (EDAT) innovation as the winner of its “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category for 2020. This marks the third consecutive year Bell has won Popular Science’s “Best of What’s New Award” in the Aerospace category. Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 was awarded in 2019 and the Bell V-280 Valor Joint Multi Role technology demonstrator won in 2018. This continued recognition demonstrates Bell’s determined effort to pursue innovative solutions to push the boundaries of vertical lift.

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Dec
03
2020

Italian Air Force enhances emergency response and homeland security capabilities with the delivery of the first HH-139B helicopter

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Leonardo has announced today the recent delivery of the first HH-139B twin engine helicopter to the Italian Air Force, a customised variant of the bestselling AW139 platform, from its facility based in Vergiate. The aircraft is the first of 17 HH-139Bs and deliveries are expected to be completed by 2021, in order to further strengthen the multirole capabilities of the Italian Air Force as an essential enabler to support emergency response and security requirements across the nation. The helicopter will be operated by the Italian Air Force’s 15th Wing which is in charge for search and rescue (SAR) duties and supports the national community in case of disaster relief operations.

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