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Jan
29
2020

Leonardo: the AW189K helicopter achieves first market success with Gulf Helicopters as launch customer

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Leonardo is strengthening its leading position in the super medium helicopter market by announcing the launch customer for the all new AW189K variant. Gulf Helicopters of Qatar, a major force in the offshore transport sector and an established AW139 and AW189 operator, will introduce the AW189K into service in the second half of 2020. The AW189 has already demonstrated it is one of the Company’s most successful models through its sales, deliveries and flight hours.

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Jan
29
2020

Bell Appoints Centaurium Aviation as Independent Representative in Switzerland and Announces Purchase Agreement for Three Bell 505 Aircraft

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HAI – Heli Expo Anaheim, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, appointed Centaurium Aviation as an Independent Representative (IR) for Switzerland. Additionally, Centaurium agreed to purchase three Bell 505 aircraft with the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) Premier Plan. Two of those aircraft will be operated by Mountainflyers for mountain pilot training and aerial photography. The other Bell 505 will be operated by Centaurium as a demonstrator for the Swiss market.

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Jan
29
2020

Safran signs contract to support Portuguese EH101 Merlin engines

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29 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) to support Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 Merlin fleet. Over 38 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP).

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Jan
29
2020

Papillon picks Web Manuals for digital revamp

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Anaheim, California: January 29, 2020: Papillon Airways is announcing its deployment of Web Manuals, the world leader in aviation document digitization solutions, to support the revamp of its company manuals, improving compliance and safety across its helicopter fleet.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 Intermediate & Tail Gear Box Capability

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January 29 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is working with Leonardo Helicopters to establish AW139 Intermediate and Tail Gear Box (IGB, TGB) MRO capability as a Leonardo Helicopters Authorized Component Repair Centre. This new capability is being established at the Heli-One Canada facility in Delta, British Columbia and will give operators additional options for IGB & TGB maintenance services.

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Jan
29
2020

PURPLE HEART HOMES ENTERS 2020 WITH SUCCESSFUL END TO 2019

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Statesville, NC – January 29, 2020. Purple Heart Homes (PHHUSA – www.PHHUSA.org) is pleased to announce that it has ended 2019 – and the 2010-2019 decade - having experienced substantial growth.

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Jan
29
2020

Installation of a Digital Heading Indicator in Airbus H125 Helicopter

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The RCA1510 digital heading indicator from RC Allen works completely independently. The system only requires a connection to the power supply and an external GPS antenna. Since the digital heading indicator does not have a mechanical gyroscope, it is much more accurate than conventional heading indicators. A further advantage is the brightness control of the screen which improves the visibility for the pilot. The indicator fits into a standard 3-inch panel cutout and is fixed with four screws.

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Jan
29
2020

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

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During HAI 2020, Bell announced their collaboration with Norwegian oil and gas operator, Wintershall Dea Norge AS, to bring enhanced helicopter operational safety to the North Sea.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Develops New H225 Modifications

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January 29, 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

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January 29 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant.

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