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Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 11:14
Swiss air-rescue service Rega orders a second batch of 12 five-bladed H145 helicopters to be operated from its mountain bases, replacing the current fleet of AW109SP helicopters. This new order follows an initial contract for nine H145s, announced in March this year. By 2026, Rega will operate an all-Airbus fleet consisting of 21 five-bladed H145s.

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After 119 years of aircraft technology advancements, we are still seeing technology developments. Like the Wright Brothers in the years leading to first flight in 1903, companies investing in the future of aviation do so with great risk at the chance of either rewards or failure.

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LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of Flight on Fleet of Airbus H135 Helicopters Powered by PW206B Engines
LPR Achieves 200,000 Engine Hours of Flight on Fleet of Airbus H135 Helicopters Powered by PW206B Engines
Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announces that Polish medical air-rescue service Lotnicze Pogotowie Ratunkowe (LPR) has flown 200,000 engine hours on its fleet of 27 PW206B-powered H135 helicopters from Airbus — a notable milestone that showcases the urgent care the dedicated team has provided to save lives.
NAASCO, the developers of the ETR-20™ and ETR-25™ Mercury Mod™ starter generator improvements for use on helicopter, turboprop and light jet aircraft, establishes a preferred reseller agreement with Sebastian, FL-based Whelen Aerospace Technology (WAT) in order to distribute their comprehensive aircraft lighting products both nationally and internationally.
Garmin G3000 Integrated Flight Deck Selected by L3Harris for USSOCOM Armed Overwatch Contract
Garmin G3000 Integrated Flight Deck Selected by L3Harris for USSOCOM Armed Overwatch Contract
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), announces L3Harris Technologies’ (NYSE: LHX) selection of Garmin’s G3000™ tandem integrated flight deck as part of a U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) Armed Overwatch program contract. L3Harris’ Sky Warden™ platform includes the first forward-fit deployable combat aircraft featuring Garmin’s G3000 tandem integrated flight deck.
Airbus delivers the first two H135s to the Spanish Guardia Civil and National Police under the 36-unit contract signed with the General Directorate for Armaments and Materiel (DGAM) at the end of 2021 to supply the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Interior. The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, along with Fernando Lombo, managing director of Airbus Helicopters in Spain, were present at the handover ceremony that took place at the Airbus plant in Albacete.
INGENIO Aerospace (INGENIO), developers of aircraft cockpit and cabin solutions, announces that Bell Textron, an aerospace manufacturer of military and commercial rotorcraft, has integrated INGENIO’s cockpit tablet electronic flight bag (“Heli-Mount EFB”) into the CH-146 Griffon Limited Life Extension (GLLE) project for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).
EAGLE Initiative Making Progress

EAGLE Initiative Making Progress

EAGLE Initiative Making Progress
The Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative executive committee announces Robert Olislagers as senior coordinator of the initiative, as well as announces that the International Council of Air Shows (ICAS) and National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) have joined EAGLE’s executive committee. It also formally introduces the leads for the initiative’s key focus pillars.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is hoping you’ll tell the story of someone in the rotorcraft, drone, or advanced air mobility community who’s outstanding in their profession and nominate them for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards program. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. Award descriptions and criteria, as well as additional information about the awards process, are available at rotor.org/events/salute-to-excellence.
GPMS, Flightcell and Blue Sky Network Partner to Meet US Forest Service MATOC Requirements
GPMS, Flightcell and Blue Sky Network Partner to Meet US Forest Service MATOC Requirements
GPMS International, Flightcell and Blue Sky Network jointly announce a combined solution featuring their technologies that create a fully compliant, lightweight, cost-efficient option for operators looking to bid on the recently released U.S. Forest Service Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) firefighting contract.

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