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New NSW RFS Contract for Coulsons

ICARUS now used on seven continents

Louisiana SP order Bell 407GXis

LifeFlight and RACQ close partnership

LIMA Aviation implement Artemis System

Indonesia designer B429 delivered

HeliSpeed and NHV announce Partnership

North Flight Aero Med adds S-76

B412 Certification for BasiX-Pro Glass Cockpit

Hummingbird 300L increases gross weight

Entrol installs H155 sim for Air Greenland

Indra trains GFS pilots

Airbus acquires Aerovel

ITC sign new leases in the EMS sector

RAC Rescue clocks 10,000 missions

First Platform of SASEMAR Project Completed

Japan Coast Guard Signs for Two Additional SUBARU Bell 412EPXs

Parkview Samaritan flight adds AW169

New Zealand Police Bell 429 Fleet Achieves 15,000 Flight Hours

Milestone Signs agreements with NHV for H175 and AW169

Isle of Mull helipad officially opens

Greece orders three AW139s

HTM order H145s for offshore wind operations

LifeFlight elevated to ‘Queensland Greats’ list

H175 under takes FIPS

Aero Asahi to add first VIP AW169

PHI to add AW189 to its global fleet

Vestas to test SAF

TAS take delivery of AW139

Milestone sign AW139s with Lufttransport

Georgian Border Police H145

AW09 exclusive VIP options unveiled

Queensland rescue helicopter fleet sets global record surpassing 30,000 flight hours

Milestone to Lease Two AW169 to New Customer Northern Rescue Helicopters

Babcock awarded contract to support the French Government’s fleet of H145-C2 helicopters

Japan Coast Guard adds three H225s

Blue Hawaiian adds new location at Turtle Bay Resort

Safran signs support contract with DRF

Babcock announces new contract with Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Safran signs engine support contracts with GDAT

CHC Brazilian support contract with Equinor

ALFA Bell 429 unveiled

EASA repair station validation for Enstrom

Airbus Helicopters’ Racer is off to a flying start

Dufour Aerospace and Swiss Helicopter agree purchase of Aero2 and Aero3 aircraft

Simrik Air expands fleet

H125 for York Regional PD

Mitsui Bussan order six AW139s

HeliDax celebrates 250,000 flight hours on H120 fleet

Weststar partners with AVICO Group

Five-blade H145 starts operation with DRF

EpiShuttle Approved in Australia

St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office adds Bell 407GXi

Two ACH130 ordered in North America

Norwegian Air Ambulance expands its H145 fleet

LifeFlight Engineering’s future bolstered by new facility

CityAirbus NextGen makes its debut

Texas DPS H125 delivered with Foresight MX

Meeker receives EASA certification for EC-145 Step Mount

Airbus Helicopters and SKYCO sign for six H175s

QuikTrip order Bell 429

Helisul becomes first to roll out an AI-Enhanced Fleet

Rega sells four rescue helicopters to New Zealand

Sikorsky Looks to future family of VTOL

NHV contract extension for Dutch Pilots’ organization

MD Helicopters Expands Authorized Service Center in Europe

Loft Dynamics Brings Industry-Leading Virtual Reality Flight Simulation Technology to eVTOL Aircraft

Milestone Signs Purchase Assignment and Leaseback Agreements with Lufttransport

SPECIAL MISSIONS SOUTH AMERICAN TRAINING ACADEMY PURCHASES MD 530F FOR SECURITY AND MILITARY TRAINING

NEW EMPENNAGE DESIGN APPROVED BY FAA FOR ROBINSON R22

Helicopter Express Buys Erickson Inc

Coulson Aviation continues to expand fleet and aerial firefighting capabilities through acquisition of Boeing 737-700

ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter debuts at Singapore Airshow

Coulson & Kawak Aviation to Develop Improved Firefighting Black Hawk Platform

Bridger earliest fire season dispatch in company history

CAL Fire attend aerial fire fighting course

Australian Government to support Vertiia

Erickson selects Astronautics Glass Cockpit for S-64

Columbia Helicopters unveils 234SP Chinook

Ace Aeronautics to support the legacy Black Hawks

Sloane signs for AW09 and AW109

Garmin GFC 600H receive EASA certification

Airbus and LCI to partner on development of AAM Ecosystems

DRF orders up to 10 H145s

THC signs historic framework agreement for up to 120 Airbus helicopters

HealthNet Aeromedical Services order of four H135s

Equinor sign for 10 Bell 525s

KHI receive order for H145D-3

CNC Technologies Multi-Year Service, Support and Training Contracts

LCI signs for 21 Leonardo aircraft

Bell 407GXi for Bangladesh and Taiwan

REISER achieves first qualification for H145D3 FFS

Aerobee takes delivery of B407GXi

CNC provides FMI of two Bell 505’s to FWC

Sky Yard Aviation take delivery of Bell 429

FBW Skyryse One unveiled

QuikTrip Corporation Signs Purchase Agreement for Second Bell 429

First long-range unmanned offshore missions in Brazil will be carried out by Omni Táxi Aéreo

MALAYSIAN MARITIME ENFORCEMENT AGENCY SELECTS THE AW189 TO MEET LONG RANGE SAR MISSION REQUIREMENT

THREE MORE HEMS/SAR HELICOPTERS BY LIFEFLIGHT AUSTRALIA

LEONARDO AND METRO AVIATION SIGN DISTRIBUTOR AGREEMENT FOR THE AW09 HELICOPTER IN NORTH AMERICA WITH COMMITTMENT FOR 30 UNITS

LEONARDO VIRTUAL EXTENDED REALITY (VXR) SIMULATOR’S PUBLIC PREMIERE

CASTLE AIR ADDS A THIRD AW139 TO ITS FLEET OF TEN

Bell and Leonardo Enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)

Sloane Helicopters Secures Six Robinson Helicopter Delivery Positions For 2025

Microflite adds new five-bladed H145

Vita Aerospace Debuts PELICAN Rapid Extraction Device and Expanded SAR Training

Hillsboro Heli Academy Granted Examining Authority by Federal Aviation Administration

Enstrom Adds Air Conditioning to 280FX and F28F Helicopters

Milestone Signs Lease Agreements with CITIC Offshore Helicopter for Three Heavy Helicopters

Milestone Signs Lease Agreements for Two Leonardo AW139 Helicopters with Lufttransport

Bell Announces Bell 505 Dealership Agreement with Chinook Helicopters

Bell Announces Delivery of a Bell 505 for Powerline and Pipeline Patrol

Columbia Helicopters Secures LOI with Heliswiss International for First International Customer of 234SP Model Chinook

SAF Aerogroup Enhances Global Air Operations with Loft Dynamics’ VR Simulators

Heli Austria Selects TracPlus for Fleet-Wide Advanced Tracking

MD Helicopters Adds Helint of Kenya as Newest Authorized Service Center

Enstrom Selects Genesys Helicopter Autopilot for Enstrom 480B

Bell Delivers SUBARU Bell 412EPXs to Two Southern California County Sheriff’s Departments

LEONARDO AND SLOANE STRENGHEN PARTNERSHIP IN THE UK AND IRELAND

LEONARDO AND THC ANNOUNCE SUBSTANTIAL HELICOPTER FLEET EXPANSION PLAN IN KSA

Bell Signs Customer Service Facility Agreement with Abu Dhabi Aviation

Bristow Signs New AW189 Framework Agreement Including Firm Orders for 10 AW189 Helicopters

First E to F Conversion for MD Helicopters

USCG C-130s to CAL FIRE

TracPlus Unveils 'Trip Analysis' Feature

PHI Celebrates 75 Years

Donaldson Reveals Leonardo AW169 IBF for the First Time at Heli-Expo 2024

P1AR win Arizona DPS contract

Transwest receives FAA approval for VR Mission Equipment

Smith Myers and AWAS partner on ARTEMIS retrofits

Helicopter Express Launches into HUMS with Foresight MX

EPNER Selects Loft Dynamics’ VR Simulator

First glimpse of new Irish Coast Guard Aircraft Fleet

Bristow takes Step towards Next Gen SAR in Ireland

Kawasaki delivers third H145 to CHS

Enstrom Announces Opening of New Repair Station

STARS completes first neonatal transport in Saskatchewan

Gama Aviation acquires SAS

Devon AA celebrate 200th community landing site

FAA approve R44 Symmetrical Stabilizer

MD Helicopters Features Field Upgrades and Customer Service at HELI-EXPO 2024

US Army donate firefighting equipment to Uruguay

AICC MA60 starts airworthiness testing

Volo train Cyprus Police Air Unit

GTFA to gets aerial firefighting support

Cargolux launches aerial firefighting unit

Rotor R220Y first public flight test

Care Flight adds H125B3E in Nevada

Airbus and Tata to set up helicopter assembly

Equinor award Lufttransport contract

Carabinieri add AW169M

Japan expands Bell 412EPX fleet

French Ministry of Interior orders 42 H145s

S-70M Heli-Baskets delivered to PZL

NWAA hit record missions

K-RACER-X2 Unmanned Helicopter demonstrates load of 200kg

CHC Helikopter and OKEA sign contract extension

Kaman acquired by Arcline

Queensland POLAIR adds EC135

AiBT receives its AOC

San Juan County SO adds B505

CALSTAR signs new 5-Year contract

Bristow confirms agreement with Fórsa & IALPA

DRF Luftrettung wins tender

Eola and Luxaviation in strategic alliance in helicopter services

AC313A begins cold-weather flight tests

PJ Helicopters award contract to GPMS

NASA's Ingenuity Mission Ends

MD Helicopters Expands New Authorized Service Center and Parts Retailer Network

Helitak receives STC for CH-47 Aerial Firefighting Tank

Preliminary report details initial evidence gathered in Hawks Nest R66 Accident

Nova Scotia to purchase helicopter water bombers

BCWS aviation staff training for night helicopter operations

NAFC Air Tanker deployed to protect Australians during bushfire season

CubCrafters Delivers Its 1000th New Production Aircraft

Airbus upgrades A400M firefighter prototype kit

Martin County SO completes Bambi bucket Training

Larry Paul, 2023 Florida Forest Service Firefighter of the Year

New Wales Air Ambulance Aviation Partner Takes off

LCI to support Bond Helicopters

Trakka Systems Elevate Dutch Police Aviation Operations

Phenix Jet add H175

Nova Systems expand partnership with Bristow Group

Two H145s entered service with LAR

Coptersafety now offering FAA H145 training

HeliSpeed to provide pilots to Heligo India

Leonardo Philadelphia celebrates 700th delivery

LPR record busy 2023 with close to12,000 missions

Trakka TLX Searchlight fitted to Italian Carabinieri AW169s

Cyprus Police Fire Fighting Training

MD Helicopters Announces Record Orders for 2023

Interim transport safety report one year on from Gold Coast helicopter collision

Norwegian Air Ambulance sign for H135 & H145

Milestone signs with UNI-FLY for AW169s

Bucher and CARE sign MoU Air Rescue in China

First SAF flight in Middle East

FlightLab demo’s new way to fly eVTOLs

Helijet order first passenger eVTOL for Canada

Delaware State PD order Bell 429s

Babcock to support Sécurité Civile fleet

AW09 GLOBAL MARKET SUCCESS EXTENDS TO EUROPE WITH PRELIMINARY SALES CONTRACTS FOR TEN UNITS BY LÉMAN AVIATION

Bell Announces Signed Purchase Agreements for Three Aircraft with JB Investments

Bell Announces Delivery of its Third HEMS Bell 429 to Air Zermatt

MD HELICOPTERS EXHIBITS FOR THE FIRST TIME AT EUROPEAN ROTORS IN MADRID

New flight simulators for Rega

Milestone deliver S-92 to CGAC

Schweizer completes OEM Certified Refreshed S300CBi

First SMURD S-70i delivered

Flexjet to fly S76 Miami to Bahamas

First Flight for Uncrewed Firefighting Helicopter

MetroHealth, ProMedica Unveil New Helipad on Main Campus

Bell Delivers First Bell 429 for Offshore Operations in Cameroon

Training completed for FFM Victoria

Virginia NG ends aerial fire suppression missions

Saab awarded firefighting contract

Coulson win South American Contracts

China carryout emergency aviation exercise

Deal For 31 Fire Boss Cemented with Air Tractor Europe

ASU awarded EASA STCs for Bell 429

Wales Air Ambulance unveils newest H145

EuroTec delivers H125 to Teton County SAR

Monroe County order three AW139s

EMD purchases 11 Aero2s

Skidded AW169 capabilities enhanced

Aerial fleet activated to protect WA's grain harvest

S61N based at Armidale Airport for RFS

US Army fight remote Oahu wildfire

De Havilland partner with Universal Avionics

Coulson adds CH-47D Level D simulator

DART and United Rotorcraft Partner for Aerial Firefighting Innovation

Recoil provide firefighting tanks for Korean EC225s

HELP Appeal enhances trauma care at Bristol Royal Infirmary

Airbus Helicopters pioneers user-friendly ways to fly eVTOLs

ArcosJet and Air Chateau to develop Dubai project

CopterSafety release short film about helicopter pilots

HeliSpeed Academy signs training agreement with Hongik Air

NHV partners with Apex Aviation in Taiwan

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McDermott Aviation unveil C-160

More Laser Attacks for Yorkshire Air Ambulance

DRF Christoph 27 has switched to H145

USCG upgraded MH-65E arrives at Air Station Detroit

Skyryse and Air Methods announce H130 Catalyzing Certification Program

Erickson forms strategic alliance with Helicopter Express

KSS celebrate 10 years of night flights

H145 for WA Police Force Air Wing

Air Evac opens New Air Medical Base in Pauls Valley

HSI customize H125 for Bering

Blackcomb chooses Foresight MX HUMS for H135

S300C for ASU

NEST retires S76A

MFC in service with first of new AW119

Marion CSO partners with Outerlink on high-capacity Wi-Fi system

NVIS Certification of preinstalled ISEA UMS System in EC 135

Foresight MX HUMS for Precision Helicopters AS332 Fleet

Metro delivers second H125 to Baltimore PD

Cadorath and RR sign AMROC agreement on M250 and RR300 Engines

Approval of NVIS Filters on AS332 Super Puma

Meeker-Airfilm B505 utility mount approved

Weststar and Petronas to Advance SAF

Two German states order five-bladed H145 for their police forces

Robinson announce redesigned empennage for R66

ADAC receives 1,500th. H135

PHI signs for H175 and H160s

PAC completes EMS upgrades for Life Flight Network

Bristow Ireland signs new SAR contract

DRF start operations with H145 D3 at Mannheim

NHV awarded central North Sea contract

LeeFlight celebrate 10 years of service

OHS to continue support for Serica Energy