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Mar
03
2015

Precise Flight, Inc. markets advanced LED aviation lighting

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Bend, Oregon — Precise Flight, Inc., an Oregon based supplier of advanced technology to the aviation industry, has announced it has become the lead distributer of the Rigid Industries line of LED lights for aircraft.

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Mar
03
2015

CommLab offers Unprecedented Training for Communication Specialists and Operational Control Specialists

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03 MAR 2015 - Shreveport, Louisiana – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a world-class facility for pilot and maintenance training, recently introduced the revolutionary new CommLab. The CommLab is designed to provide the highest standard of training for communication specialists, complimenting the center’s current air medical pilot simulator training. The CommLab is a joint effort of the Helicopter Flight Training Center and leading industry vendors Flight Vector, Golden Hour, HSI, Xybix and Zoll.

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Mar
03
2015

Bell Helicopter Introduces the new Bell 407GXP

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Orlando, FL (March 3, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), introduced today at Heli-Expo 2015 the new Bell 407GXP. The new aircraft incorporates the reliability and advanced technology of the Bell 407GX platform, and introduces performance improvement, payload increase and pilot workload reduction.

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Mar
03
2015

Metro Aviation Completes First EC145e

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03 MAR 2014 - ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – The helicopter industry will be introduced to the newest edition of the Airbus Helicopters EC145 platform, the EC145e, at HELI-EXPO 2015. Metro Aviation recently configured what they call the “e-lite” for display at the largest helicopter exhibition in the world.

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Mar
03
2015

Erickson Announces CEO Transition

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) announced today that its President and CEO Udo Rieder informed the board of directors of his desire to retire from the Company (including his role as an Erickson board member) effective March 31st, 2015. The board of directors has appointed Jeff Roberts as new President and CEO of Erickson effective April 1st, 2015.

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Mar
03
2015

Bell Helicopter and Waypoint Leasing Ink Largest Agreement for “Relentless” Aircraft

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Orlando, FL (March 3, 2014) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide the Bell 525 Relentless to operators servicing a wide range of missions, including oil and gas, emergency medical service, search and rescue, firefighting and governmental support. Waypoint’s existing fleet of more than 90 aircraft includes Bell 407s and Bell 412s, Bell Helicopter’s medium-lift utility helicopters.

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Mar
03
2015

Bell Helicopter and Air Methods Corporation Reach Agreement for 200 Bell 407GXP Helicopters

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Orlando, FL (March 3, 2015) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today an agreement for the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPs configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq: AIRM), the largest provider of air medical transport services in the world. This order marks one of the largest commercial sales in Bell Helicopter’s history and one of the largest orders in the industry’s history. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2016 with a 10 year contract.

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Mar
03
2015

Vector Aerospace Partners with Turbomeca to offer AS350 BA to B2 Conversions Worldwide

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has partnered with Turbomeca (Safran) to provide Airbus Helicopters AS350BA to AS350B2 conversions to customers across the globe.

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Mar
03
2015

Vector Aerospace contracted by Royal Thai Navy for complete S-76B refurbishment

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been awarded a contract by the Royal Thai Navy (“RTN”) for the airframe refurbishment of one of the RTN’s Sikorsky S-76B aircraft including a complete re-wire, airframe repairs, maintenance and full paint.

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Mar
03
2015

Airbus Helicopters to hold regional customer service symposiums

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2015) ­­­­– Airbus Helicopters Inc. will hold six regional Customer Service Symposiums in 2015, expanding the popular program this year to include two additional locations. The events provide an opportunity for operators of Airbus Helicopters to get the latest aircraft safety and technical updates and meet with key company’s customer support personnel.

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Mar
03
2015

Coastal Helicopters’ acquires new Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e to provide enhanced aerial firefighting and utility capabilities

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 1015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new AS350 B3e AStar to Coastal Helicopters, LLC, based in Van Nuys, Calif. The aircraft replaces the company’s previously owned AS350 B2.

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Mar
03
2015

Dare County MedFlight of North Carolina is U.S. launch customer for Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2 on display at Heli-Expo 2015

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – Dare County MedFlight, the air medical service provider for much of the Outer Banks region of North Carolina and the site of the Wright Brothers first flight, is the U.S. launch customer for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 T2. The Dare County aircraft is on display at Airbus Helicopters Booth #2437 during Heli-Expo 2015.

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Mar
03
2015

Market growth spurs Indiana Helicopters to expand fleet with acquisition of additional Airbus Helicopters products

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 4, 2015) – Continued market growth in the upper Midwest has prompted Indiana Helicopters to expand its Airbus Helicopters fleet with the addition of a new AS350 B3e AStar and an AS365 N2.

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Mar
03
2015

Hillsboro Aviation introduces Airbus Helicopters to its fleet with purchase of AS350 B3e for nationwide utility missions

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ORLANDO (March 3, 2015) – Hillsboro Aviation Inc., a leading provider of helicopter and airplane services and charter operations in the Pacific Northwest, has purchased its first new Airbus Helicopters aircraft and has signed an option agreement with Airbus Helicopters Inc. enabling it to purchase up to five more. Hillsboro has already taken delivery of its first aircraft, an industry leading AS350 B3e AStar.

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Mar
03
2015

Vector Aerospace and Orange County (CA) Sheriff’s Department sign AS350 and UH-1H MRO support contract

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), one of the world’s leading independent providers of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a five (5) year agreement with Orange County Sheriff’s Department to conduct maintenance, repair and overhaul on their AS350 and UH-1H helicopters.

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Mar
03
2015

Vector Aerospace and Colombian Air Force Sign Contract for PT6T & JT15D Engine Overhauls

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) with the assistance of their local representatives, Naher Trading, has signed a contract to provide the Colombian Air Force with Pratt & Whitney PT6T and JT15D engine MRO support over the next three and a half years.

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Mar
03
2015

HAI CAPS A STRONG FIRST QUARTER FOR LCI HELICOPTERS

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LCI Helicopters touches down at the 2015 HAI Heli-Expo with new lessee customer commitments and expansions of its helicopter fleet to meet sustained growth in demand. Further announcements are planned for this week in Orlando, with the company at HAI Stand 4604.

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Mar
03
2015

Air Methods and Vector Aerospace Sign AS350 and EC130 Dynamic Components MRO Contract

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected as the primary supplier to Air Methods Corporation for all AS350 and EC130 dynamic components. This agreement will continue for a period of three years from the effective date with an option to extend.

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Mar
03
2015

GUIDANCE AVIATION CONFIRMS PURCHASE OF FIRST GUIMBAL CABRI G2 HELICOPTER

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HELI-EXPO 2015, Orlando, FL., March 03, 2015 - Guidance Aviation has confirmed the purchase of the company's first Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter, Serial No. 1099. The original purchase agreement was forged between Bruno Guimbal and John Stonecipher, CEO, Guidance Aviation at HELI-EXPO 2014 pending the FAA's issuance of the U.S. Standard Category Airworthiness Certificate. The confirmation comes the same week the Cabri G2 received FAA certification.

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Mar
03
2015

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

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ORLANDO, Fla., — Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia (17 percent).

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Mar
03
2015

U.S. Helicopters continues Electronic News Gathering market leadership with addition of new Airbus Helicopters AStars

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 4, 2015) – As one of the nation’s premier providers of full service, exclusive Electronic News Gathering (ENG) helicopters, U.S. Helicopters Inc. is continuing replacement of older aircraft with the addition of three new Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2 AStars.

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Mar
03
2015

Suffolk County Police Department purchases second EC145 to complete upgrade of all Airbus Helicopters fleet

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – Suffolk County Police Department, Long Island, NY has purchased a second Airbus Helicopters EC145 helicopter to add to its fleet of one EC145 and two AS350B2s. The new aircraft will replace an older AS350B2.

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Mar
03
2015

AW189 Certification Validated by the FAA

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Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland today announced that the AW189 medium twin engine helicopter achieved FAA validation of its EASA certification, allowing deliveries and operations to begin shortly with customers in the United States.

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Mar
03
2015

EagleMed adds to its Airbus Helicopters AS350 fleet for critical care air medical services; latest delivery brings AStar fleet to 15 aircraft

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 1015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that EagleMed LLC, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), is committed to growing its fleet of Airbus Helicopters AS350 AStar helicopters.

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Mar
03
2015

AgustaWestland Launches New Online Training Section On Its Leonardo Customer Portal

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today the launch of the new online training section of its Leonardo Customer Portal. Designated Leonardo for Training, the new dedicated section provides quick and simplified access to AgustaWestland’s training services.

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Mar
03
2015

Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3e AStar fills multimission helicopter requirements for leading California law enforcement agencies

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. is pleased to announce that several California law enforcement agencies have recently purchased or taken delivery of new AS350 B3e AStars, continuing Airbus Helicopters leadership in law enforcement helicopter sales. Recent AS350 B3e customers include the California Highway Patrol (CHP), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) and the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office.

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Mar
03
2015

AgustaWestland Skyflight Mission Planning System ‘Goes App’

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today the launch of a dedicated ‘App’ for its Skyflight mission planning system. Customers are now able to download the Skyflight app from the Apple App Store and install onto their iPad, enabling access to the Skyflight web service.

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Mar
03
2015

Airbus Helicopters delivers fourth AS350 B2 AStar to Hillsborough County, Fla. Sheriff’s Office; fleet is now all AStars

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 3, 2015) – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a fourth AS350 B2 AStar helicopter equipped for law enforcement missions to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) in Tampa, Fla. The aircraft replaces an EC120B to give Hillsborough an all-AStar fleet.

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Mar
03
2015

AgustaWestland Launches My Order E-Commerce Service

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today the launch of the new My Order E-commerce service. One year after the launch of the Leonardo portal, the company is now ready to introduce a brand new platform, a completely new service that will enable worldwide operators to request quotations and to evaluate the availability of spare parts at AgustaWestland’s warehouse, and submit requests for quotations and orders direct to the AgustaWestland Administration Office via this secure online tool.

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Mar
03
2015

Air Methods buying 200 helicopters - Denver Business Journal

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Denver Business JournalAir Methods buying 200 helicoptersDenver Business JournalAir Methods Corp., the air ambulance company based at Centennial Airport, will buy 200 helicopters from Bell Helicopter.

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