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Jul
05
2021

Safran Helicopter Engines introduce biofuel to its facilities

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5 July 2021, Bordes - For the first time, Safran Helicopter Engines has run an Arrano engine using 38% of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its Bordes plant in SW France. This biofuel was produced from used cooking oil. The ground run marks the first step of a strategy to deploy SAF in engine test cells at all Safran Helicopter Engines plants. By the end of the year, the manufacturer plans to use at least 10% SAF at all its French facilities.

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Tags: Arrano Bordes France Safran
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Jul
02
2021

The global helicopter fleet with Helionix avionics logs 500,000+ flight hours

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Underscoring its growing popularity with operators worldwide, Airbus Helicopters’ Helionix avionics suite now equips more than 500 H135, H145, H160, and H175 rotorcraft around the world – with over half a million flight hours logged to date by this fleet.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135 H145 H160 H175 Helionix
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Jul
02
2021

AIR METHODS WISHES YOU A SAFE AND HAPPY JULY 4TH WEEKEND!

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As we roll into the long holiday weekend, many will be celebrating with family and friends. From gatherings at the beach, lake, and mountains, to barbecues and late-night fireworks, new memories will be made. We want them to be positive ones, so your safety is paramount. Keep these safety tips in mind while enjoying the holiday with your loved ones.

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Tags: Air Methods
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Jun
30
2021

FAA, European Commission Reaffirm Commitment to Build Safer, More Sustainable Aviation System

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The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport (DG MOVE) affirmed their commitment to increasing aviation safety and building a more sustainable industry during a virtual meeting today with senior officials from both continents.

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Tags: FAA
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Jun
29
2021

Helicopters tailored for special forces

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With the H145M, the H225M and the NH90, Airbus Helicopters offers a comprehensive and complementary range of rotorcraft tailored for special operations. Already in service, the H145M and the H225M have proven their worth, while the NH90 is evolving to adapt to the specific needs of the special forces with the upcoming Standard 2. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145M H225M NH90
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Jun
28
2021

HM Coastguard Search and Rescue crewman awarded for exceptional bravery in rescue of young girl

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A prestigious Royal Humane Society award has been presented to HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Lydd helicopter winch paramedic Mark Scotland, following his heroic actions in the effort to save a 12-year-old girl off the coast of Kent last year.

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Tags: Bristow HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Royal Humane Society
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Jun
28
2021

Following Historic Development and Flight Test Program Bell V-280 Valor Focuses on FLRAA Competition

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company is advancing Bell’s flight-proven V-280 Valor program to meet requirements for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program of record.  The competition is expected to begin with the Army releasing a Request for Proposals this summer. The optimized design for a fleet of next-generation tiltrotors builds on the exemplary flight-test results and programmatic execution during the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR TD) program and Competitive Demonstration and Risk Reduction (CD&RR) efforts.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron FLRAA Textron V-280 V-280 Valor
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Jun
28
2021

U.S. Navy Awards Sikorsky Contract To Build Nine More CH-53K™ Heavy Lift Helicopters In Connecticut

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Stratford, Conn. – Utilizing proven advanced manufacturing techniques and continuing to drive down unit price, Sikorsky will build nine more CH-53K™ heavy lift helicopters under a new contract for the U.S. Navy. This production award also includes an agreement for the next production contract at an even lower unit price which will decrease further if additional quantity options are exercised, resulting in significant savings for the U.S. government and taxpayers.

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Tags: CH-53K Lockheed Martin Navy Sikorsky US Navy
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Jun
28
2021

ANNOUNCING GAME CHANGING HELICOPTER DRIVE SYSTEM

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New helicopter Thrust Drive System vastly improves safety, performance, and economics and provides for the elimination of transmissions, tail rotors, and associated counter torque mechanisms, resulting in a significant reduction of associated costs and points of failure.

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Tags: Thrust Drive System
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Jun
25
2021

Leonardo delivers HH-139B helicopter to the Italian Air Force in the presence of Italian Minister of Defence Guerini visiting Vergiate facility

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Today Italian Minister of Defence Lorenzo Guerini and Italian Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Alberto Rosso attended the acceptance ceremony of an Italian Air Force HH-139B helicopter during an official visit to Leonardo’s helicopter facility in Vergiate (Italy). Leonardo CEO Alessandro Profumo, Leonardo General Manager Lucio Valerio Cioffi, and Leonardo Helicopters’ MD Gian Piero Cutillo were also in attendance. During the visit to the facility, the Authorities were shown the Company’s industrial capabilities, products and advanced technologies, which are fully representative of Leonardo’s leadership in the vertical flight domain and preserve in-country strategic technological capabilities. 

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Tags: Italian Air Force Leonardo Lorenzo Guerini Minister of Defence
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