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Mar
26
2021

Leonardo’s Lynx helicopter marks 50 years since maiden flight

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Rome – Fifty years ago on 21st March 1971, a bright yellow Lynx prototype (XW835) took off from Yeovil. The now-iconic aircraft piloted by Ron Gellatly, completed two short flights of ten minutes and 20 minutes respectively. In addition to the Chief Test Pilot, his Deputy, Roy Moxam occupied the co-pilot’s seat, and Dave Gibbings flew as the Flight Test Engineer, responsible for instrumentation management, stress data monitoring, and back-up observations.

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Mar
25
2021

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Saving Lives

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Australia’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in northern New South Wales (NSW) saw a change last year in the nature of accidents.

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Tags: New South Wales NSW Pratt & Whitney
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Mar
25
2021

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Soars Past 600,000 Fleet Flight-hours

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ARLINGTON, Virginia – The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has logged more than 600,000 flight-hours, providing continuous customer support to maintain mission readiness and transport critical cargo and personnel.

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Mar
25
2021

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Tampa General Hospital

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25 MARCH 2021 – Shreveport, La. – Tampa General Hospital is upgrading its fleet of critical care helicopters with the addition of a new Airbus EC145e. The new helicopter provides more cabin space and faster air speeds than their current primary aircraft.

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Mar
25
2021

LCI LAUNCHES HELICOPTER CO-INVESTMENT VEHICLE WITH LCM PARTNERS

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25th March 2021: LCI has expanded its aviation leasing, investment and management platform with the formation of a new helicopter co-investment vehicle with LCM Partners. The vehicle has been launched with the initial acquisition of two Leonardo AW109SP helicopters used for emergency medical services. These are some of the most advanced Air Ambulances in the UK and will provide critical care and emergency transport of patients, particularly in the initial ‘golden hour’ of care, stabilisation and recovery.

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Mar
24
2021

Bell Becomes First Rotorcraft Customer to Use Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Training

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Fort Worth, TX (24 March 2021) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that it will begin incorporating Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into all Bell Training Academy (BTA) and customer demonstration fleet aircraft. Bell will be the first rotorcraft customer to receive SAF supply from global aviation fuel supplier, Avfuel Corporation.

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Mar
24
2021

NTSB Calls for Enhanced Safety Standards in Some Revenue Passenger-Carrying General Aviation Operations

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WASHINGTON  — The National Transportation Safety Board Tuesday asked the Federal Aviation Administration to enhance a series of safety requirements in regulations that allow some revenue passenger-carrying flight operations to be conducted as general aviation flights.

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Mar
24
2021

KAMAN COMPOSITES WICHITA ANNOUNCES CONTRACT WITH BOEING

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.-Kaman Composites – Wichita, Inc., a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Boeing to manufacture the refueling boom assembly for the MH-47 program. The MH-47 is an inflight refuelable version of the CH-47 Chinook helicopter. The boom assemblies will support MH-47 new-build production, as well as MH-47 Block II ReNew modifications.

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Mar
24
2021

HAI Statement on March 23 NTSB Hearing

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Alexandria, Va. (March 23, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) appreciates and supports the work of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for their March 23 hearing to ensure the safety of flights for paying passengers in all aircraft.

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Mar
24
2021

Sterling Helicopter receives FAA nod for new AW139 Helicopter LED pos/nav/strobe lights

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Sterling Helicopter has achieved an FAA STC for new and improved LED position, navigation, and strobe lights for installation on the Leonardo AW139 helicopter.  Sterling Helicopter offers 4 STC kit options for these lights, available with and without strobe.  This STC is also in evaluation for EASA Validation.  These new LED tail position/navigation/strobe lights offer much more affordable STC kit prices as well as replacement prices and are a direct plug-n-play replacement.  Each kit comes complete with everything needed for a full installation.  These new LED taillights would be a great upgrade for any SARs operations, law enforcement, corporate, or VIP operator. 

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