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Jan
29
2020

Metro Aviation signs order for 12 additional EC145e helicopters

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Anaheim, 29 January 2020 – Metro Aviation has ordered an additional 12 new EC145e helicopters from Airbus, announced today at the Heli Expo trade show in Anaheim, California. This deal brings Metro Aviation’s total number of EC145e helicopters ordered to 43.

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Jan
29
2020

Metro Aviation signs order for 12 additional EC145e helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation has ordered an additional 12 new EC145e helicopters from Airbus, announced today at the Heli Expo trade show in Anaheim, California. This deal brings Metro Aviation’s total number of EC145e helicopters ordered to 43.

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Tags: EC14e Metro metro aviation
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Jan
29
2020

Universal Avionics Enhanced Flight Vision System Selected for AW169 Helicopter Fleet

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Anaheim, California - January 29, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has been selected by Leonardo and a European Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operator to equip a fleet of AW169 helicopters with the ClearVision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) suite for helicopters. The integration of the ClearVision system in the AW169 is designed and certified by Leonardo with installation completed in its factory.

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Tags: AW169 ClearVision EFVS Enhanced Flight Vision System UA Universal Avionics
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Jan
29
2020

ERICKSON INCORPORATED & SIKORSKY SIGN DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT TO TACKLE THE FUTURE OF FIREFIGHTING

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, and premier manufacturer and developer of rotorcraft and autonomy solutions have signed a development agreement aimed at tackling the future of firefighting in the 21st century. Erickson will work to develop the next generation of pilot optional nighttime firefighting solutions, integrating Sikorsky’s MATRIX™ Technology into a digitally enabled fire management system never-before used in night firefighting.

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Jan
29
2020

Airbus Helicopters adds 250 more helicopters to global support contracts

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Anaheim, 29 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters added 250 helicopters to HCare Smart and Infinite contracts in 2019, increasing to 2,250 the number of aircraft now covered by a global HCare material management contract. This means 19% of Airbus Helicopters’ worldwide fleet is now covered by HCare.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters HCare HCare Smart
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Jan
29
2020

Hungarian Air Ambulance becomes first helicopter operator to fully digitalise its support operation with Airbus

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Anaheim, 29 January 2020 - Airbus Helicopters is helping Hungary’s largest civilian operator become a digital organisation capable of capturing, storing and then analysing the rich amounts of data generated from its day-to-day helicopter operations.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Jan
29
2020

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN TO PARTICIPATE IN NEW BOOK’S PANEL DISCUSSION

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January 29, 2020 - West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will present a panel discussion surrounding the new book, Tuskegee in Philadelphia: Rising to the Challenge, written by Dr. Robert Kodosky, on Sunday, February 23, from 2 until 4 p.m. Moderated by Brian Lockman, host of PCN’s “PA Books,” the event will feature Kodosky and members of the Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen.

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Tags: AHMEC American Helicopter Museum and Education Center Dr. Robert Kodosky Tuskegee Airmen Tuskegee in Philadelphia
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Jan
29
2020

Kopter and INAEC launch SH09 in the Philippines for helicopter ride-sharing service, Ascent

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Anaheim, USA, January 29, 2020 - Kopter Group AG (Kopter) receives additional orders in the Southeast Asian region from the leading operator in the Philippines, INAEC Aviation Corporation (INAEC). The SH09 helicopters are to be dedicated to urban air mobility operations with Ascent Flights Global Pte Ltd (Ascent).

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Tags: INAEC INAEC Aviation Corporation Kopter Group SH09
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Jan
29
2020

Rainier Heli-International adds five SH09 options to their existing MOA with Kopter North America

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Anaheim, USA, January 29, 2020 - In March 2018 Rainier Heli International (Rainier) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Kopter North America (Kopter) for five (5) firm and five (5) SH09 options. Rainier has continued to monitor the development of the SH09 and based on the anticipated performance along with the operational cost advantages expected from the helicopter the company has made the decision to expand their existing options for five SH09 by an additional five (5) aircrafts for a total of ten (10) options.

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Tags: Kopter Group Rainier Rainier Heli International
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Jan
29
2020

More than 1,000 rotorcraft now sharing data with Airbus Helicopters

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Anaheim, 29 January 2020 – In just over one year, Airbus Helicopters has nearly doubled the number of helicopters now sharing flight and maintenance data with the company. This progress advances Airbus’ creation of a connected helicopters ecosystem in which data from disparate sources is shared and analysed, helping operators make sense of their data for business value.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopoters
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Jan
29
2020

ABLE AEROSPACE DOUBLES IN-HOUSE MACHINING DEPARTMENT CAPACITY

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MESA, Arizona (Jan. 29, 2020) – Leading component repair and overhaul provider Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Aviation Inc. company, recently grew its business capabilities and doubled the bandwidth of its machining department by adding new equipment for large-scale part repair work.

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Jan
29
2020

Leonardo: contract with Suzuyo for the establishment of comprehensive AW139 training capabilities in Japan

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Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) by Suzuyo & Co of Japan. The AW139 FFS will be manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE and installed at Suzuyo & Co facilities located in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC). The contract marks the introduction of the first AW139 FFS in Japan which will further enhance safety and operation training effectiveness.

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Tags: AW139 FFS Full Flight Simulator Heli Expo Leonardo
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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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Tags: AW139 AW189 AW189K Leonardo
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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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Tags: Bell Centaurium Aviation textron
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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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Tags: EH101 Merlin Portuguese Air Force RTM322 Safran Helicopters
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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

Posted by jhadmin

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 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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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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Tags: H225 Heli-One
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Jan
29
2020

Metro Aviation celebrates delivery of first American-made EC145e

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation today announced the delivery of the first American-made EC145e, which was completed for Duke Life Flight of Duke Health based in Durham, North Carolina. This is the first of two EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability that Metro is completing for the program.

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Tags: Duke Life Flight EC145e metro aviation
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Jan
29
2020

Helicopter Flight Training Center hires Robert Stevenson as sales director

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29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, announced today the hire of Robert Stevenson, a 20- year industry veteran, as its training center sales director.

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Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Tennessee Valley Authority Will Add Four Bell Aircraft to Existing Fleet

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Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407GXi Tennessee Valley Authority textron TVA
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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo celebrates longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements with major official distributors at Heli-Expo 2020

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo is celebrating at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2020 the longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements of some of its official distributors who have contributed to the growing success and presence of its helicopters worldwide. Among them, Sloane Helicopters, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and Rotortrade have supported the introduction or the growth of several models in key regions in recent years.

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Tags: Leonardo
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Jan
28
2020

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines.

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Jan
28
2020

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

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28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly online interface. Safran is reinforcing the service’s customization possibilities and improves the user experience.

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Tags: Safran
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Jan
28
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS RECEIVES FIRST STC FOR GARMIN GTN750H NAVIGATOR IN AS-365() DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS

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(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.

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Tags: Maxcraft Avionics
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Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters launches new collaborative customer portal and online Marketplace

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a number of improvements to its digital services ecosystem based on feedback from customers, including the new collaborative AirbusWorld customer portal and an online Marketplace making e-commerce practices from the consumer world available to Airbus customers.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters AirbusWorld
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