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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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Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 10:51

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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GPMS announces it has received an FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its Foresight MX health-monitoring system on the AS350 ‘AStar’ helicopter platform. The initial certification is on the H125 (AS350-B3). The company plans to file a Transport Canada CA and pursue EASA approvals and STC amendments to include B2 variants.
Leonardo announces that Life Link III, an EMS operator in Minnesota and Wisconsin in the United States, has signed a contract for an AW169 and an AW109 Trekker for air-medical transport missions. The helicopters will ensure in-flight critical care and transport patients across the upper-Midwest of the country. Delivery is anticipated to take place in the fourth quarter of 2021. The order marks the entry of the AW109 Trekker into the U.S. for EMS applications and further grows the success of the AW169 in this market.
Hill Helicopters Reveals Innovative New Engine Design for the HX50
Hill Helicopters Reveals Innovative New Engine Design for the HX50
Hill Helicopters unveils its Hill GT50 light turbine engine, designed specifically for the new Hill HX50 luxury personal helicopter. An elegant and intellectual combination of time-tested, proven engine technologies and today’s turbine engine advancements, the GT50 is a compact, light, reliable and innovative solution that defines the future of the light turbine helicopter.
VHA Receives Transport Canada Acceptance for Composite 206B Version 2 Main Rotor Blades
VHA Receives Transport Canada Acceptance for Composite 206B Version 2 Main Rotor Blades
Arizona-based rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) receives a letter of acceptance from Transport Canada for the company’s updated composite main rotor blades fitting the Bell 206B JetRanger helicopter. Approved by the FAA in August 2020, the new VHA 206B Version 2 main rotor blades may now be installed for use on Bell 206B JetRangers in Canada.
Concorde Battery Corporation Receives New STC for RG-641 Battery Installation on Enstrom 480/480B Models
Concorde Battery Corporation Receives New STC for RG-641 Battery Installation on Enstrom 480/480B Models
Concorde Battery receives FAA STC SR01067DE, approving installation of RG-641, a lead-acid main battery, on Enstrom 480/480B models. RG-641 is designed as a drop-in replacement for the original equipment lead-acid battery on the helicopter. No kit or hardware is required to convert.
Helicopter Association International (HAI) is extending the deadline to submit nominations for the annual Salute to Excellence awards that recognize superior achievement across nine categories of the vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) industry. Salute nomination packages must be submitted to HAI by Nov. 20, 2020, to be considered.

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