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Dec
14
2016

Honeywell and Air Methods Sign Agreement for Sky Connect Tracker

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PHOENIX, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today announced it has entered into an agreement with Air Methods, America’s largest emergency air medical provider and helicopter operator, to provide its fleet with Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III satellite communications and helicopter tracking system. This will give Air Methods helicopter operators and fleet managers a full suite of products in one box to keep their fleet coordinated, in communication and safe around the world.

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Dec
14
2016

LEONARDO: TWO ADDITIONAL AW119KX EMS HELICOPTERS SOLD TO LIFE LINK III

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference, taking place in Charlotte, North Carolina, that Life Link III of the upper-midwest United States has purchased an additional two AgustaWestland AW119Kx EMS-equipped helicopters as they expand their operations to establish a new base located in Brainerd, Minnesota. The two AW119Kx helicopters, featuring advanced glass cockpit and night vision goggle (NVG) capabilities, will be added to an existing fleet of seven AW119Kx aircraft delivering in-flight critical care and transporting patients in Minnesota and Wisconsin. The AW119Kx has met high standards of operational requirements and availability since the first aircraft was delivered to Life Link III in early 2014. The sale represents the growing share of Leonardo’s helicopters in the North American EMS market, which now totals more than 115 across a fleet of AW119s, AW109s, and AW139s.

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Tags: Air Medical Transport Conference Leonardo-Finmeccanica Life Link III
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Dec
14
2016

LEONARDO: CONTRACT FOR ADDITIONAL 30 EMS HELICOPTERS SETS LARGEST EMS PROGRAMME IN CHINA

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Chinese company Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment announced today the signature of a contract for 30 helicopters in EMS (Emergency Medical Service) configuration comprising the AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate and AW169 light intermediate twin engine models. The aircraft are expected to be delivered in 2017 and will be operated by Kingwing General Aviation, the parent company of Sino-US.

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Dec
14
2016

LEONARDO: SIX ADDITIONAL AW139 HELICOPTERS TO THE ITALIAN CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION SERVICE

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today it has signed a contract to supply six additional AW139 intermediate twin helicopters to the Italian Customs and Border Protection Service (Guardia di Finanza), including integrated logistic support and training for pilots and technicians. The contract, valued at around €90 million, will increase the customer’s fleet of AW139s to eight units. Deliveries of the six new aircraft are expected to start in mid-2017 and to be completed in 2019. The AW139s will be used to perform a range of missions including maritime surveillance and patrol, maritime and mountain reconnaissance, law enforcement and homeland security. The order also includes options for six additional helicopters, allowing the operator to take a further step towards replacement of its ageing AB412 fleet. The AW139 has been selected by the customer following a European Tender launched in mid-2016. The type demonstrated the best solution to meet the Italian Customs and Border Protection Service’s stringent requirements.

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Dec
14
2016

HONEYWELL AND TRUTH DATA MONITOR HELICOPTER HEALTH TO IMPROVE SAFETY AND EFFICIENCY FOR PILOTS AND OPERATORS

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Truth Data, a cloud-based flight data monitoring company, are helping helicopter operators improve the safety, performance and efficiency of their helicopters through the use of data. A recently signed memorandum of understanding allows Truth Data to sell Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III system for improved helicopter communications and tracking, and for Honeywell to provide Truth Data services to operators looking to leverage the information produced by their helicopters for smarter, safer operations.

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Dec
14
2016

CommLab announces 2017 Class Schedule

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14 DEC 2016 – Charlotte, NC – The CommLab at the Helicopter Flight Training Center provides a hands-on environment for communication specialists. Training includes both inter-facility and scene transfers, multiple aircraft requests, map reading, flight following and more. Several communication centers have realized the immense benefits of the CommLab and are planning to send their communication specialists to classes in 2017.

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Dec
14
2016

University of Utah AirMed joins Metro Aviation Family

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14 DEC 2016 – Charlotte, NC – Metro Aviation recently welcomed the University of Utah’s AirMed program to its family of operations customers with the recent delivery of three Bell 407GX helicopters and a PC 12-45e, and assumption of flight operations in November. With the addition of the new aircraft, the AirMed fleet consists of five Bell 407GX’s, an EC145, a PC-12/47E and a PC-12/45.

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Tags: Bell 407GX metro aviation PC 12-45e Utah AirMed
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Dec
14
2016

PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award for development of innovative safety initiative

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Dec. 14, 2016) -- PHI Air Medical has been awarded the 2016 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award for its development of a unique and innovative safety initiative designed to address the workings of the human brain and improve mindfulness among employees.

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Dec
14
2016

Airbus Helicopters H135 earns positive reviews from California air medical provider in first months on the job

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - The powerful twin-engine Airbus Helicopters H135 deftly navigated the heat and high altitude of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains after it was put into service last summer.

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Dec
14
2016

Metro Aviation receives HeliSAS STC for EC145e

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Charlotte, NC – Metro Aviation, with the Genesys Group, recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the EC145e, a lightweight twin-engine aircraft maintaining the same power, performance and reliability of the legacy EC145.

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Dec
14
2016

Survival Flight unlocks the chains of ground based VHF with IRIS

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Charlotte, NC – Air medical service provider Survival Flight, LLC is currently equipping their fleet of Bell 407 helicopters with the Outerlink’s next generation IRIS system. The IRIS system provides voice, video and flight data recording with a limitless broadband Push-To-Talk (PTT) Voice Over IP (VOIP) radio and high frequency tracking system. While the voice, video and flight data recorder provides compliance with the recent FAA HEMS rule, the PTT satellite-based VOIP radio allows operators to maintain constant voice communications and relieves them of the expense and limitations of a ground based VHF radio network.

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Dec
12
2016

Safran signs contract to support European NH90 engines

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12 December 2016, Bordes - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with NAHEMA (NATO Helicopter Management Agency), to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the French Army Light Aviation (ALAT) and French Navy. This contract also covers the NH90 operated by Belgian Army and Navy and the Royal Netherlands Armed Forces. This contract will cover 130 rotorcraft in coming years for a turnover of 180 Million Euros. It is first Safran's Global Support Package (GSP) contract signed to support NH90 fleet.

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Tags: NAHEMA NATO Helicopter Management Agency NH90 RTM322 Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
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Dec
12
2016

Rockwell Collins tops inaugural “JUST 100” list in the Aerospace & Defense industry

Posted by jhadmin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Dec. 12, 2016) - Rockwell Collins has been named America’s Most JUST Company in the Aerospace & Defense industry, according to JUST Capital and Forbes magazine’s inaugural “JUST 100 List,” which for the first time ranks the publicly traded companies in the U.S. that perform best on the things Americans care most about. The rankings are based on one of the largest surveys ever conducted on attitudes towards corporate behavior, involving 50,000 Americans over the last 18 months. This year’s list ranks U.S companies against their peers within 32 major industries. In future years, Forbes and JUST Capital will rank companies across industries.

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Dec
12
2016

GUIDANCE AVIATION APPROVED BY U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT TO PROVIDE HELICOPTER FLIGHT TRAINING FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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Prescott, AZ - Guidance Aviation has trained hundreds of professional helicopter pilots since 1998. Guidance is now approved by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program to issue I-20s for an M-1 visa for qualifying students.

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Dec
12
2016

Maverick Helicopters Expands its Fleet of EC130 ECO-Star Helicopters on Maui, Hawaii

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Maverick Helicopters has expanded its fleet of quiet technology helicopters at its Maui, Hawaii location. The fourth EC130 ECO-Star helicopter was transported from Maverick Helicopters’ Las Vegas terminal and has been transitioned into the Maui fleet.

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Dec
12
2016

Airbus Helicopters single-engine H130 enables air medical operations to provide better patient care while improving economic performance

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Dec. 12, 2016) – Air medical transport operators are finding the Airbus Helicopters H130 to be an economical, high-performance aircraft that also allows them to provide higher quality care to critically ill and injured patients. With nearly 25 percent more cabin space than other single engine helicopters, the H130 is giving operators the cabin space and patient access of twin-engine helicopters with single-engine helicopter economics.

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Dec
10
2016

Garmin® introduces VIRB® Ultra 30 aviation in-cockpit bundle

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Garmin is pleased to announce an aviation-specific addition to the VIRB Ultra 30 action camera family, offering several new accessories tailored to capturing rich, high definition footage in-flight. VIRB Ultra 30 is a waterproof action camera with the power to shoot stunning Ultra HD footage at 4K/30fps. The VIRB Ultra 30 contains a suite of new features, including voice control, an intuitive LCD color touchscreen and one-touch live streaming. Built-in 3-axis stabilization and enhanced connectivity with a variety of Garmin products combine to provide pilots with a premier action camera tailored to capturing superior in-flight footage.

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Dec
10
2016

CMIG Leasing takes delivery of China’s 100th helicopter from the Ecureuil family

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Beijing, CMIG Leasing received a brand new H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, making it the 100th Ecureuil family helicopter to operate in China’s skies.

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Dec
10
2016

CHC Helicopter to Provide Three Additional Aircraft to Shell

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA, CHC Group (OTC Pink Sheets: HELIQ) (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced that three new Sikorsky S-92 aircraft will begin serving Shell for the company’s Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (“FLNG”) project from its base in Broome, Australia. These new aircraft will join a fourth S-92 already in use as part of a two-year extension of the current Shell contract in place since mid-2012.

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Dec
10
2016

Painting by former U.S. Army and Coast Guard pilot honors the spirit and history of iconic Lakota warrior Eagle Elk

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas — For decades, descendants of the fierce Lakota warrior Eagle Elk shared stories of his bravery in battles and prowess in hunting.

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Dec
10
2016

AeroBrigham Continues Bell 407 Deliveries to Survival Flight, Inc.

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Decatur, TX - North Texas based professional aircraft maintenance, repair and support provider, AeroBrigham, has announced the recent delivery of an air medical mission configured Bell 407 to Mesa, Arizona, based Survival Flight, Inc. The recent delivery marks the fourth aircraft that AeroBrigham has performed extensive paint, interior, avionics, airframe improvements, maintenance and component overhauls for Survival Flight, Inc., and will induct another 407 for the company prior to year-end. Survival Flight, Inc. is an FAR Part 135 air medical transport provider with fixed and rotary wing bases located throughout the United States.

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Dec
10
2016

Universal Avionics Announces 2016 Top Dealers

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TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2016 to be Field Aviation for North and South America (Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the Year.

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Dec
10
2016

Airbus Helicopters Inc. to feature industry leading H135-series and H130 air medical transport helicopters at AMTC

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – Industry leader Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit the most efficient helicopters for air medical transport solutions at the Air Medical Transport Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

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Dec
08
2016

Sikorsky Signs Contract with Chilean Air Force for Six S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters for the service's medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program.

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Dec
08
2016

First UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter Arrive in Britain

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The H135 Juno and the H145 Jupiter, the first two aircraft in the 32-strong fleet of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) helicopters, can be seen together for the first time, marking the start of a new era in helicopter military flight training in the UK.

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Dec
08
2016

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

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On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; Ralph Herzog, Director in the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy welcomed this important milestone in the programme.

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Dec
08
2016

Heliservicio Signs 20 Bell Helicopters for Innovative Customer Support Solution

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced Heliservicio as the launch customer in Latin America for its Customer Advantage Plan – signing its large fleet of 20 Bell 412EPs for the innovative support solution.

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Dec
08
2016

TRU Simulation + Training Refreshes Online Presence with New Website

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GOOSE CREEK, SC—TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has refreshed its online presence with a redesigned website at www.TRUsimulation.com to provide a better, user-friendly visitor experience. With enhanced navigation and functionality, the visitor will now be able to easily learn about the company’s total training capabilities.

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Dec
08
2016

FAA Certifies FastFin System for Installation on H125 Helicopters

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EVERETT, Dec. 8, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on H125 helicopters, the company announced today. The system is now available to the aftermarket and as a factory-installed STC option on new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Dec
07
2016

Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Posted by jhadmin

Rzeszow, Poland – Heli-One announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide base maintenance service for Leonardo AW139 aircraft. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225 and H135 aircraft. Additionally, Heli-One offers component repairs, including AW139 exhaust ducts.

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