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Polish Air Force University adds Robinson R44s to fleet

Polish Air Force University adds Robinson R44s to fleet

Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to longtime Robinson dealer, PHU Polinar of Poland. On November 13th, PHU Polinar delivered the aircraft to the Polish Air Force University, marking the first acquisition of American helicopters to be used

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New AW139 for Heli Shuttle at London Biggin Hill Airport

New AW139 for Heli Shuttle at London Biggin Hill Airport

MEBAA, Dubai – 10 December 2018 – The London Heli Shuttle, operated by Castle Air at London Biggin Hill Airport, is extending its fleet to 10 helicopters with the addition of a new AgustaWestland AW139. The London Heli Shuttle was

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Mitsui Bussan Aerospace of Japan signs four helicopter contract

Mitsui Bussan Aerospace of Japan signs four helicopter contract

Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the official distributor in Japan for the AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopter models, recently announced a contract for four additional aircraft during an official ceremony held at the Japan Aerospace 2018 exhibition. This contract further

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Transport Canada approves Robinson R66 cargo hook

Transport Canada approves Robinson R66 cargo hook

Torrance, CA – On 8 November 2018, Transport Canada approved Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation, providing Canadian commercial lift operators with a high performance, low cost solution giving them a leg up on the competition. The optional cargo hook carries

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Bell delivers first law enforcement configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Sacramento Police

Bell delivers first law enforcement configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Sacramento Police

December 3, 2018 – Bell Helicopter has announced the delivery of the first law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Sacramento Police Department. “The Bell 505 delivers best-in-class visibility and aircraft’s advances avionics and cost ofoperations make it

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Asian Sky Group expands its rotary division with addition of Matthieu Guisolphe

Asian Sky Group expands its rotary division with addition of Matthieu Guisolphe

Hong Kong, December 04, 2018 – Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) has appointed Matthieu Guisolphe as Rotary Programme Sales Manager, covering the Southeast Asia market. “Over the past year, ASG’s rotary division has grown immensely,”

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Eleven Med-Trans bases reaccredited by leading Industry Commission

Eleven Med-Trans bases reaccredited by leading Industry Commission

Denton, Texas, December 3, 2018 – The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has reaccredited eleven Med-Trans air medical transport bases in the United States. “This recognition is a result of the hard work and professionalism of every employee to become

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LCI strengthens its team with major technical and legal hires

LCI strengthens its team with major technical and legal hires

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has further strengthened its operation with the appointments of John Gumulak as Technical Director and Eric Sherlock as Legal Counsel. These senior hires reinforce LCI’s position as a full-service

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Airbus Helicopters expands presence in Japan

Airbus Helicopters expands presence in Japan

Tokyo, 29 November 2018 – Riding on its growing business, Airbus Helicopters will be adding a maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) complex adjacent to its existing facility in the Kobe Airport Facility in Japan. Construction will commence in June 2019,

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Bestfly enters rotary market with addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters in partnership with Héli-Union

Bestfly enters rotary market with addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters in partnership with Héli-Union

Luanda, Angola – 27 November 2018 – Bestfly, the Angola-based aviation services company has entered the rotary market with the addition of two Leonardo AW139 helicopters to its Luanda-based fleet in partnership with Héli-Union. The Bestfly/Héli-Union partnership is operating the

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