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Jul
19
2021

Bell Begins Manufacturing UH-1Y For First International Operator

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CRESTVIEW, Fl. (July 19, 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has restarted UH-1Y Venom helicopter production for the first international operator. Crestview Aerospace has completed manufacturing the first of eight cabins at the Crestview Florida facility. The aircraft will complete final assembly at the Bell Amarillo Assembly Center. The helicopters are part of the 2020 U.S. Department of Defense contract awarded to Bell for the production and delivery of eight UH-1Y and four AH-1Z helicopters for the government of the Czech Republic.

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Jul
19
2021

Precision Aviation Group: David Mast Marks 25 Years as CEO

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In the world of high-speed turnover in the executive suites of many companies large or small, David Mast stands out as a model of sustained leadership amid accelerated strategic growth. June 2021 marked his twenty-fifth year as the President & CEO of Precision Aviation Group, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia USA and with award-winning aviation support operations on three continents. Mast’s colleagues, partners, employees, and friends recently threw a surprise party for him called “A Celebration of Leadership.”

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Jul
16
2021

Guimbal Number One in 2021

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McMinnville, OR – Precision Support Services, LLC., Helicopteres Guimbal’s North American Distributor, announced today Guimbal achieved the top spot in Vertical Magazine’s Helicopter and Manufacturers Survey.

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Jul
14
2021

Pratt & Whitney’s West Palm Beach Engine Center is Now a Fully Capable GTF MRO Shop

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., July 14, 2020 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX) has completed the transformation of its West Palm Beach Engine Center into a fully-capable GTF MRO shop. This investment in West Palm Beach is just the latest example showcasing the continued growth of Pratt & Whitney’s global GTF MRO network to offer more capacity, more capability, and to be closer to its customers.

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Jul
14
2021

MD HELICOPTERS MD 530F DEMONSTRATOR VISITS MIDWEST AND SOUTH

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Mesa, Ariz., Jul 14, 2021 –MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its enhanced glass cockpit MD530F aircraft is expanding its demonstration flight tour this month. The aircraft will travel across Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, and Oklahoma from July 20 to August 11, providing operators and agencies the opportunity to experience its superior power and performance firsthand with a comprehensive aircraft tour and demonstration flight.

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Jul
14
2021

Metro Aviation continues investment in safety

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14 JUL 2021 – Shreveport, La. –  Metro Aviation is constantly looking for new opportunities to maximize safety efforts, and recently added an extra layer of safety for pilots flying under Instrument Flight Rules (IFR).

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Jul
14
2021

ASU Promotes Chad St. Francis to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing

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BOISE, Idaho — 7/13/2021 - Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) announced today that ASU Director of Business Development and Military Programs Chad St. Francis is being promoted to Vice President of Business Development and Marketing.  The company also announced the addition of Dan Meyer as the company’s new senior director of sales and customer service. 

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Jul
13
2021

Collins Aerospace invests $30M to expand global repair facility in Monroe, N.C.

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MONROE, N.C. (July 13, 2021) – Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies Corp. (NYSE: RTX), today announced it has completed an approximately $30 million expansion of its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Monroe, North Carolina.

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Jul
12
2021

Bell Delivers First Bell 505 to Ethiopia

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​Fort Worth, TX (July 12, 2021) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the delivery of a Bell 505 helicopter to W.A. Oil Factory and Distribution PLC in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, its first corporate customer in the country. With this latest acquisition, there are almost 30 Bell 505s in operation across six countries in Africa and the Middle East.

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Jul
12
2021

Safran Arrano 1A obtains FAA certification

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Safran Helicopter Engines has received FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) type certification for its Arrano 1A engine, installed in the Airbus H160 helicopter. Arrano is a new-generation turboshaft in the 1,100 to 1,300 shp power range. It integrates the best in aero-engine technologies and offers a 15 % reduction in fuel consumption over other in-service helicopter engines. Arrano received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) type certification in June 2019.

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