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Airbus Helicopters reinforces air medical market in North America

Airbus Helicopters reinforces air medical market in North America

Marignane, France – Airbus Helicopters is expanding its presence in the North American emergency medical services (EMS) market with the sale of six helicopters for two customers at the 2018 Air Medical Transport Conference, which took place in Phoenix, AZ

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Sikorsky operator marks safe flight milestone with S76 helicopters

Sikorsky operator marks safe flight milestone with S76 helicopters

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company has recognised American Express’ corporate flight department for achieving 8,000 hours of safe flight with its fleet of S-76 helicopters. The event took place during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition. American

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LIFESTAR Air Medical Transport Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

LIFESTAR Air Medical Transport Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Med-Trans Corporation and Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems are commemorating the 25th anniversary of LIFESTAR air medical transport service in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding states. After beginning in one location with one helicopter, LIFESTAR now operates two helicopters and a

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RUAG achieves Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter MRO approvals with reassembly capabilities

RUAG achieves Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter MRO approvals with reassembly capabilities

Emmen, Switzerland, 6 June 2018 – RUAG Aviation is named as one of the first helicopter services providers in Europe to earn OEM approvals for MRO on the new Bell Helicopter 505 (JRX). RUAG also holds reassembly capabilities. Fully qualified

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Milestone Aviation completes purchase and leaseback of four S-92 helicopters

Milestone Aviation completes purchase and leaseback of four S-92 helicopters

Dublin, Ireland, May 31, 2018 – Milestone Aviation Group Limited, a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has completed the purchase and lease back of four S-92 aircraft. The acquisition

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Med-Trans opens new AeroCare VIII helicopter base in Plainview, Texas

Med-Trans opens new AeroCare VIII helicopter base in Plainview, Texas

Denton, Texas, May 21, 2018 – Leading air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation has opened a new AeroCare medical helicopter base in Plainview, Texas, joining a ground ambulance already operating there. A medically-equipped Bell 407 helicopter is now available at

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StandardAero announces agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine support

StandardAero announces agreement with Reignwood Star Aviation to provide Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engine support

Scottsdale, Ariz.– May 16, 2018 – StandardAero recently signed an agreement with Beijing Reignwood Star General Aviation Company Limited to provide support to its fleet of Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 engines powering the company’s Bell 407GX, 206L4, 206B3 and Robinson

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First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

Bell has delivered its first 505 Jet Ranger to Mexico. The new helicopter will be operated by tour agency Redwings (Helitour) to support tourism and executive transportation. Mr Bernardo Moreno, CEO Redwings, said: “The Bell 505 works for us because

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EASA re-elects Patrick Ky as its executive director

EASA re-elects Patrick Ky as its executive director

The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency announces the re-election by a unanimous vote of Patrick Ky (50) as the Agency’s Executive Director for a second term of 5 years. Patrick Ky declared: “It is an honour and

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50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters

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