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Feb
10
2020

Four H160s for the French Navy’s search and rescue missions

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Marignane, 10 February 2020 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years. This interim fleet of H160s will enable the French Navy to ensure the continuity of these critical missions as the Alouette III retires from service and pending Guépard deliveries. Airbus Helicopters, and its partners, will also be responsible for supporting the fleet with a high level of availability and performance commitments. In addition, French Navy operational feedback will be monitored to benefit the design of the military version of the H160 and its support system.

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Feb
07
2020

Airbus Helicopters continues the militarisation of the H160 and its support framework

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Marignane, – Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarisation of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the frame of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL) This contract launches pre-development activities for the military version of the H160, also called the Guépard by the French armed forces, in order to meet the delivery schedule that was brought forward in May 2019 by the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

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Feb
05
2020

Boeing and U.S. Navy Successfully Link Piloted, Unmanned Growlers

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ARLINGTON, Va. – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as unmanned air systems using a third Growler as a mission controller for the other two.

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Feb
05
2020

Some Progress Made in 2019 for Helicopter Accidents in Key Global Regions

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After gathering accident information from countries around the world, the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) is seeing reductions in accidents and progress for the industry’s objective of safer civil helicopter operations. Preliminary 2019 data from 39 countries show a year-over-year decrease in fatal and total accidents. In addition, the long-term trend remains positive.

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Feb
05
2020

PS Engineering doubles down on the PAC45 with dual control head, PAC45D

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Lenoir City, TENN. Responding to the Special Mission Community, PS Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of a dual control head to work with the PAC45 Special Mission Digital Audio Control System.

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Feb
05
2020

Bell in the Balkans

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Bell is dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences and providing safe and reliable aircraft to its customers. Bell’s aircraft versatility and new technologies are essential for a variety of missions, especially parapublic operations. We are seeing major opportunities to grow and continue our helicopter operations in Europe.

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Feb
04
2020

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group (PAG)

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Atlanta, GA – February 4, 2020 – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc., (MDHI) for the second straight year. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California.

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Feb
04
2020

Bell Selects Genesys Aerosystems’ HeliSAS® as an Option for the Bell 505

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Mineral Wells, TX (February 4, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Bell has selected the VFR HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System as a factory-installed option. Genesys also announced envelope protection, a unique new feature on VFR HeliSAS for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Feb
04
2020

Rolls-Royce adds new Helicopter customers to TotalCare in 2019

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Rolls-Royce has signed four new customers to its premier TotalCareTM engine servicing program. The addition of Collier Mosquito Control District, Life Flight Network, Red River Ranch, and Centaurium Aviation brings the total number of TotalCare helicopter customers to twenty-one.

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Feb
04
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mechanicsburg, PA

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On January 9, 2020, about 2029 eastern standard time, a Robinson R66, N450MC, experienced an in-flight break-up near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight originated about 1958 from Martin State Airport (MTN), Baltimore, Maryland, and was destined for Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), Buffalo, New York.

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