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Mar
04
2015

Metro Aviation delivers Sweet Sixteen refurbishment to First Flight

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It has been sixteen years since Metro Aviation first completed the EC135 P1 known as First Flight. Since then, Metro has operated and maintained the aircraft for Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida, ensuring it is always in top shape no matter its age.

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Mar
04
2015

Installation Begins on the First Bell 429 with Mecaer Interior

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Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today at Heli-Expo the company’s Prague facility has begun installation on the first Bell 429 to be outfitted with Mecaer Aviation Group’s (MAG) VVIP luxury interior branded the “MAGnificent”. For pictures of Mecaer’s Bell 429 interior, please visit this link.

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Mar
04
2015

Vector Aerospace and Helisul Signs M250® MRO Contract at HAI Heli Expo 2015

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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”) has signed an accordance to provide Rolls-Royce M250® engine overhaul support to Helisul Taxi Aereo Ltda. (“Helisul”). Vector Aerospace will provide Helisul with fixed labour and test pricing, competitive time and materials rates as well as access to its lease and exchange spare asset pool.

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Mar
04
2015

TECHNISONIC ANNOUNCES DELIVERY OF AIRBORNES FIRST DUAL TRANSCIEVER PROJECT 25 PHASE II-COMPLIANT MISSION RADIO, THE TDFM-9100

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(ORLANDO – At Heli-Expo 2015, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announces the completion and first deliveries’ of its newest fully P25 Phase I and Phase II compliant radio, the TDFM-9100.

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Mar
04
2015

LCI HELICOPTERS TO MANAGE NEW FLEET FOR SQN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

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4th March, 2015 - LCI Helicopters has entered into an agreement with SQN Capital Management, LLC (SQN), an independent asset manager headquartered in New York City, to manage a fleet of seven recently acquired helicopters.

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Mar
04
2015

AFTER 10 YEARS AS A LYNN TILTON COMPANY, MD HELICOPTERS IS POISED FOR GROWTH ACROSS ALL MARKET SEGMENTS

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Mesa, Ariz., March 3, 2015 – This week, at the 2015 Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Orlando, Florida, MD Helicopters, Inc.. (MDHI) will celebrate a decade of rebirth, revival and renewal under the leadership of Owner and Chief Executive Officer Lynn Tilton. The MDHI booth, #819, will feature displays that focus on the most recognized elements of this iconic American brand.

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Mar
04
2015

VOLUSIA COUNTY MOSQUITO CONTROL ORDERS NEW MD 520N HELICOPTER

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Mesa, Ariz., March 3, 2015 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today a contract with Volusia County Mosquito Control, Volusia County, Florida, to manufacture and deliver a new MD 520N helicopter. The new MD 520N will join the Mosquito Control Unit’s two MD 500E helicopters to expand the department’s ability to inspect and treat the region’s wet and dry lands not serviceable by trucks or other ground methods.

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Mar
04
2015

MD 500 SERIES HELICOPTERS SELECTED AS BEST CIVIL HELICOPTER OF ALL TIME

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Mesa, Ariz., March 3, 2015 – We are proud and honored that our MD 500 Series helicopters have been selected as the best civil helicopters of all time. The hands-down winner in a December 2014 survey conducted by Vertical Magazine, the MD 500 Series helicopters sit atop a Top Ten list that includes rotorcraft designs from the earliest days of flight to modern-day innovators.

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Mar
04
2015

MESA POLICE DEPARTMENT AVIATION UNIT ORDERS NEW MD 530F HELICOPTER

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Mesa, Ariz., March 3, 2015 – MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced today a new contract to manufacture and deliver a new helicopter for the Mesa Police Department Aviation Unit. Acquisition of the new MD 530F was approved by the Mesa City Council as an addition to the Department’s existing helicopter fleet of two MD 500E turbine helicopters. The 530F is perfectly suited for operation in the extreme Arizona heat, and will provide enhanced aerial support capabilities for Mesa’s growing aviation unit that already includes three MD 500E helicopters.

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Mar
04
2015

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation

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Orlando, FL: North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH), now a department of Outerlink Global Solutions, has received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for the installation of their lightweight flight data recorders. The first Canadian installations of the integrated flight data system will be performed on the EC130 and AS350, owned and operated by Phoenix Heli-Flight in Ft. McMurray.

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Mar
04
2015

Metro Aviation Completes 75th Airbus EC145

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Metro Aviation operates the largest, most comprehensive air medical completion center in the world and has completed more EC135s and EC145s than any other completion center. Metro is in the process of completing its 75th EC145, which is also North America’s first EC145 T2, a considerable milestone for the company that recently celebrated its 200th EC135 completion.

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Mar
04
2015

AS350 Lands at Helicopter Flight Training Center

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The Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana is growing at a steady pace. Already home to a FlightSafety AS350 Level 7 Flight Training Device and an EC135 Level D Full Motion Simulator, the center will add a Frasca Bell 407/GX Flight Training Device this summer.

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Mar
04
2015

Partnering to change the future of flight data monitoring, tracking and communications

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The future is near, and her name is IRIS. IRIS is not just flight tracking, nor is it just flight data monitoring. IRIS is all-encompassing, giving users the capability to record large amounts of aircraft data, process it through an onboard computer and filter it directly to communication centers or Operational Control Centers every 10 seconds. The solution provides global coverage, allowing immediate communication air-to-ground, ground-to-air or air-to-air within the entire system, from anywhere in the world.

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Mar
04
2015

Latitude IONode FDM System FAA Certified on S-76 Series

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Victoria, BC – March 4, 2015 - Latitude Technologies’ authorized reseller, Maxcraft Avionics, has received a FAA STC for installation of Latitude’s award-winning IONode™ FDM system on Sikorsky S-76 Series helicopters. The STC is applicable for all IONode models including the ION3/3A and the ION4. The complete IONode FDM system, including a Latitude SkyNode® S100 or SkyNode® S200 transceiver, and Latitude Flight Data Analytics, Latitude’s web-based flight data analysis platform, fully supports fleet operator HFDM, FOQA, and SMS programs.

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Mar
04
2015

Hillsboro Aviation Unveils Expansion Plans

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ORLANDO (March 4, 2015) - Hillsboro Aviation has unveiled its plans for expansion into new corporate headquarters and an executive hangar in Hillsboro, Oregon. With completion expected in 2016, the 425,000 square foot development project will accommodate the company’s growing business sectors.

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Mar
04
2015

Wysong Enterprises, Inc. Receives FAA STC/PMA for Bell 407 EMS Accessories

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Blountville, Tenn. - Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) announced this week it has received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for multiple EMS interior

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Mar
04
2015

Hike Turns Into Helicopter Rescue - FOX40

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Hike Turns Into Helicopter RescueFOX40The rescue of an injured hiker on the Stevens Trail near Colfax highlights a major function of the California Highway Patrol's Air Operations. Debbie Steenkalk

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Mar
03
2015

Hundreds expected at public hearing to ban helicopter flights to East Hampton ... - Newsday

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Hundreds expected at public hearing to ban helicopter flights to East Hampton ...NewsdayWhere would the Hamptons economy be without helicopters? That depends on who's answering the question. As East

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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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