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Jan
30
2020

ROTORTRADE pursues organic growth, reports excellent 2019 results and predicts operators will buy more and more pre-owned helicopters in the coming years.

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Rotortrade, a leading international distributor of helicopters announces excellent results and steady growth for 2019 reaching 30 bookings within the 12 months.

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Jan
30
2020

Helicopter Association International Concludes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2020

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Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 30, 2020) –. Helicopter Association International (HAI) has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training.

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Tags: HAI Heli Expo Heli Expo 2020 Helicopter Association International
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Jan
30
2020

Airbus Helicopters announces 38 orders at Heli-Expo 2020

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Anaheim, 30 Jan 2020 – Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 Heli Expo
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Jan
30
2020

HAI Members Select New Board Directors

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Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 30, 2020) – Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) members elected four members to the HAI Board of Directors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. Three individuals are joining the board for the first time, while another is being reelected to his post.

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Tags: Board of Directors HAI Helicopter Association International
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Jan
30
2020

Ascent Helicopters adds third H125 to its growing fleet

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Anaheim, 30 January 2020 – Ascent Helicopters will expand its fleet with a new Airbus H125, announced at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Ascent Helicopters H125
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Jan
30
2020

Boeing to Retire Aviall Brand Name as Supply Chain Capability Continues to Grow

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PLANO, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that it will retire the Aviall brand name. Parts, equipment and supply chain solutions previously sold by Aviall will be offered directly by Boeing through its portfolio of aerospace aftermarket supply chain service offerings. The change is part of the company’s plan to integrate and align its businesses under the Boeing brand and systems.

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Jan
30
2020

Airbus Helicopters boosts capabilities of its H135 helicopters through new Alternate Gross Weight

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Anaheim, 30 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has announced a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) available on the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. H135 helicopters with the new alternate gross weight benefit from a 120kg (265 lb) increased take-off weight and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75 nm or the endurance by up to 40 minutes under standard conditions. The new AGW will be certified by EASA and FAA in 2020 and can be retrofitted on all H135s with Helionix.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135
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Jan
30
2020

Axnes announces new product release during the HAI Heli-Expo

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January 30, 2020 - Wireless intercom technology leader, Axnes unveiled its latest addition to their product line yesterday during the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim. During the unveiling, Axnes presented the new PNG Mobile Base Station that is self-contained, completely autonomous and portable – all features which many customers have requested. Derived from the PNG BST50 base station, there will be two options – the BST30 without an internal battery and the BST35 with an internal lithium ion battery. Both base station controls can be easily operated while wearing gloves and are also NVG compatible with a dimmable display encased in a rugged powder coated aluminum chassis.

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Jan
30
2020

Embry-Riddle Student Receive Generous Scholarship from MD Helicopters

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PRESCOTT, AZ & ANAHEIM, CA – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Elijah Kemp has been awarded the 2020 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has value of approximately $12,000.

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Jan
30
2020

HELIMOB Phase 2 : Unique Travel Experiences with Helicopter Operators

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Anaheim, CA (Jan 30, 2020) – Back in 2017, HELIMOB first introduced an innovative platform for extended helicopter trips lasting 2 to 5 days. After a successful launch, founder Michael Boutin is excited to announce phase 2 of the company’s business development. The company opens the platform to all helicopter operators, allowing them to promote their new helicopter experiences.

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Tags: HELIMOB Michael Boutin
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Jan
30
2020

Metro Aviation welcomes visitors across the globe

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30 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation announced today that its virtual tour has welcomed more than 400 visitors worldwide into its headquarters based in Shreveport, La. Launched in November, the interactive story map explores the company’s daily operations and cultural quirks.

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Jan
29
2020

HALO-Flight Signs Purchase Agreement for IFR Configured Bell 407GXi

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Anaheim, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Halo Flight has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to add to its existing Bell aircraft fleet.

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Jan
29
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS & CANADIAN HELICOPTERS TEAM UP FOR ASTRONAUTICS ROADRUNNER® EFI RETROFIT

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(Vancouver, BC) January 29, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has teamed up with Canadian Helicopters to retrofit the Bell 212 and the Sikorsky S-61 with Astronautics AFI4700 RoadRunner® Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). It’s form-fit-function EFI that is designed as a replacement for Attitude Director Indicator and Horizontal Situational Indicator primary flight instruments.

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Tags: Bell 212 Canadian Helicopters Maxcraft Avionics S-61 Sikorsky
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Jan
29
2020

Swedish air ambulance service orders three new H145 helicopters

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Anaheim, 29 January, 2020 – Sweden’s air ambulance service – Svensk Luftambulans – has ordered three new H145 helicopters in a deal announced at the Heli Expo 2020 exhibition.

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Jan
29
2020

Bell Lands Leon County Sheriff’s Office as First East Coast Bell 505 Public Safety Operator

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Anaheim, Calif. (29 January 2020)– Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed a purchase agreement with the Leon County Sheriff’s Office in Tallahassee, Fla., for a public safety-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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