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Oct
13
2020

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Collier County

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13 OCT 2020 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 T3H to Collier County’s Emergency Medical Services program.

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Tags: Collier County H135 H135 T3H Metro Aviation
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Oct
13
2020

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) upgrades helicopter fleet with delivery of first AW139 helicopter

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Miami, October 13, 2020 - Leonardo is pleased to announce that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) has taken delivery of its first AW139 helicopter.  The October 13 handoff included a small ceremony at Miami Executive Airport (TMB) in Miami-Dade County, Florida. Officials from the County, including Mayor Carlos A. Giménez, spoke at the event.  

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Tags: AW139 Leonardo MDFR Miami-Dade Fire Rescue
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Oct
12
2020

Savback Helicopters becomes exclusive Zefhir distributor in South East Asia

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Distributor Savback Helicopters and helicopter manufacturer CURTI Industries have extended their cooperation, making Savback Helicopters the sole exclusive distributor for the ‘Zefhir’ helicopter in South East Asia. Savback has since the fall of 2019 been the distributor of the ‘Zefhir’ in Northern Europe and the CIS, and through this extension of the companies’ partnership, the distribution area now also includes Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, The Philippines, Myanmar, Laos, Brunei and Cambodia.

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Tags: Savback Helicopters
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Oct
12
2020

Foca’s Detect-and-Avoid Dilemma

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NZZ today published an article citing a recently released report by the Swiss Accident Investigation Board (Sust) on a near-miss between an A319 and a drone. The vertical distance was 10 m – scary stuff! While this was (likely) an intentional action by an irresponsible individual, we will certainly see more of this soon due to the increasing use of drones for useful purposes.

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Tags: A319 Drone FALRM NZZ Swiss Accident Investigation
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Oct
12
2020

France signs contract for upgraded NH90 TTH for Special Forces

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Marignane, 12 October 2020 – NHIndustries and its Partner Companies (Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo and Fokker), have signed with the NATO Helicopter Management Agency (NAHEMA) a firm contract for the development of an upgraded version of the NH90 Tactical Troop Helicopter (TTH) for the French Special Forces (TFRA Standard 2). Under the terms of the production contract, the final batch of 10 NH90s already ordered by the French Ministry of Armed Forces, through the Armament General Directorate (DGA), will be delivered directly to this new standard at the beginning of 2025.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters NAHEMA NATO NH90 NHIndustries
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Oct
08
2020

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter wins orders across the world

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Marignane, 8 October 2020 - Customers on three continents have signed firm contracts for the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter since its launch earlier this year.

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Tags: ACH130 Airbus Airbus Helicopters Aston Martin
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Oct
07
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES NEW ALABAMA LIFESAVER BASE IN EVERGREEN

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service in the U.S., announced today that its subsidiary, LifeSaver, has opened a new base in Evergreen, Ala., to provide emergency air medical services to the city and surrounding area. Other Alabama counties that will be served by the base include Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Butler, Wilcox, Monroe, Clarke, Baldwin, and Escambia.

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Oct
06
2020

GARMIN UPDATES GI 275 ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT, ADDS GFC 500 AUTOPILOT COMPATIBILITY AND MORE

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OLATHE, Kan./October 6, 2020 – Garmin® International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced an update for the GI 275 electronic flight instrument has been granted supplemental type certificate (STC) approval by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and is available immediately through select authorized Garmin dealers. The GI 275 can now be used with the GFC™ 500 autopilot to deliver superior in-flight performance and added redundancy when multiple GI 275 units are installed in an aircraft. In addition to GFC 500 compatibility, the GI 275 can serve as a replacement attitude indicator and/or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) to legacy Century II/III autopilots. Additional features of the latest GI 275 upgrade include the display of outside air temperature, groundspeed, true airspeed and wind on the attitude indicator, as well as data field enhancements on the multi-function display (MFD) page.

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Oct
06
2020

NTSB Final Report: Hazelhurst, WI

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On April 26, 2018, about 2243 central daylight time, a Eurocopter AS350 B2 helicopter, N127LN, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Hazelhurst, Wisconsin. The commercial pilot and two emergency medical services crewmembers were fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 repositioning flight.

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Oct
06
2020

Leonardo and ENAV join forces to develop innovative solutions for a more efficient use of helicopters in the civil air space which focus on digitalization, sustainability and safety

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Leonardo and ENAV signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) in Italy primarily aimed at modernising and making safer, efficient and sustainable the use of helicopters and air space leveraging the most advanced navigation technologies.  The aim of the partners is to join forces and offer helicopter operators products and services in the advanced instrument navigation field, while also contributing to modernise the relevant infrastructures. The partners are extremely committed to strengthen a major national resource. 

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Tags: ENAV Leonardo LOI
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