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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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First Two Bell 407GXi Helicopters Delivered in Japan
First Two Bell 407GXi Helicopters Delivered in Japan
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, delivers two Bell 407GXi helicopters to Shin-Nihon Helicopters in Japan. With this delivery, Shin-Nihon Helicopters becomes the first Japanese company to purchase and operate the 407GXi aircraft. A longstanding Bell customer since its establishment in 1960, Shin-Nihon Helicopters will use both helicopters to conduct power-line patrol missions for electric power companies.
ExxonMobil announces that Mobil Jet™ Oil 387 is approved for use in Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines which are most commonly found in helicopters. The Rolls-Royce M250 is one of the most popular turbine engines in the world, with over 170 different helicopter and fixed-wing applications in both civil and military aircraft.
Alpine Aerotech Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 Avionics Upgrade
Alpine Aerotech Receives FAA STC for Bell 212 Avionics Upgrade
ALPINE AEROTECH announces that it has officially received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for a comprehensive avionic suite upgrade for Bell 212s engaged in day/night VFR operations. The upgrade utilizes pilot/co-pilot Garmin G500TXi primary flight displays (PFD) and a single GTN 750Xi GPS/NAV/COMM.
Safran Signs By-the-hour Support Contract with Bundespolizei
Safran Signs By-the-hour Support Contract with Bundespolizei
Safran Helicopter Engines signs a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with the German federal police (Bundespolizei), covering their H120 fleet. The contract formalizes a long-term MRO (maintenance, repair and overhaul) and service agreement supporting a total of 11 Arrius 2F engines. The Bundespolizei currently operate 10 H120 helicopters for training missions.
Draganfly Inc. (OTCQB: DFLYF) (CSE: DFLY) (FSE: 3U8) (“Draganfly” or the “Company”), a leader in drone solutions and systems developer, announces an exclusive strategic partnership with Woz ED, Steve Wozniak’s K-12 education program. Inspired by Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Woz ED provides a personalized approach to nurturing an engineering mindset through hands-on projects.
With four different jaw-size widths, the new WV1700 Series vises from Snap-on Industrial are a perfect addition to any work bench in the aviation, wind power, natural resources or manufacturing industries. The vises come with features that make them durable for demanding applications, including an oversized anvil that provides a larger surface designed to take a beating in forming and shaping materials.
Concorde Battery Corporation announces that it has trained more than 2,500 airmen so far this year with its new Virtual IA (Inspection Authorization) Renewal Series. Rather than cancel Concorde’s IA recurrent training events in 2021 due to the pandemic, Concorde has pivoted and created Concorde’s Virtual IA Renewal Series that provides the opportunity for airmen to complete the training necessary to renew their IA certificate through virtual classes provided free of charge.
Chip Mong Group Purchases First Bell 429 Helicopter in Cambodia
Chip Mong Group Purchases First Bell 429 Helicopter in Cambodia
Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announces the sale of one Bell 429 helicopter to Cambodia’s Chip Mong Group Co., Ltd. It is the first Bell 429 sale in Cambodia. Chip Mong, a real estate, hospitality, beverages, retail and banking conglomerate, intends to use the Bell 429 for corporate transport and chartering purposes.
GPMS announces it has received an FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health-monitoring system on the Bell 212/412 helicopter platform. The Foresight MX brings 21st century predictive monitoring capabilities to the 212/412 platform.

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