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Northrop Grumman to enhance UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter capabilities

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. – Nov. 22, 2022 – Northrop Grumman to enhance the Sikorsky UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter capabilities under a $156.7 million contract. Northrop Grumman Corporation will provide engineering services for the KBR-led $156.7 million, five-year Department of Defense Information Analysis Center’s (DoD IAC) multiple-award contract (MAC) vehicle. IAC MAC task orders are awarded Leer másNorthrop Grumman to enhance UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter capabilities[…]

The RNLAF receives the 20th Boeing CH-47F Chinook

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2022 — Boeing delivered the 20th CH-47F Chinook helicopter to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), concluding the country’s latest fleet update. “Our continuing partnership with the Royal Netherlands Air Force exemplifies the value of a modern and versatile CH-47 Chinook fleet,” said Ken Eland, vice president and H-47 program manager. “These state-of-the art Leer másThe RNLAF receives the 20th Boeing CH-47F Chinook[…]

Montenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires

Montenegro Air Force rely on their three Bell 412EPi helicopters to fight country-wide wildfires in the region. Every July, wildfires sweep through Montenegro’s forestland, destroying endangered terrain and threatening people’s lives. When more than half of Montenegro’s ecosystem consists of vast woodland and mountains, the need for a reliable aircraft to help combat severe wildfires Leer másMontenegro Air Force Bell 412EPi: 200,000 hours battling wildfires[…]

Air Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter

Cologne, Germany (10 November, 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, announced a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt. This aircraft marks the third Bell 429 in HEMS configuration to operate in the Swiss transportation and rescue company’s active fleet. “Air Zermatt operates in one of the most demanding Leer másAir Zermatt signs for the third Bell 429 helicopter[…]

The AW169 expands capabilities with SAR Modes certification

Rome, 9 November 2022 – The AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter’s operational capabilities and configuration options grow further with the recent EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certification of the skid undercarriage and unique IFR, single pilot, Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Modes. These latest achievements follow additional enhancements, such as the introduction of the Leer másThe AW169 expands capabilities with SAR Modes certification[…]

HEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter

Having the best possible aircraft available is essential when it comes to the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) mission and the Bell 429 is the response. For many emergency scenarios, EMS helicopters remain the sole method of transporting patients to hospitals – whether it’s due to the patient being in an inhospitable prehospital location or Leer másHEMS operations in Europe with the Bell 429 helicopter[…]

First Bell 407GXi helicopter to be based in Israel

Cologne, Germany (08 November 2022) — Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. company, today announced the delivery of the first Bell 407GXi for a customer from Israel. The aircraft was purchased by cousins Yossi and Yoav Avrahami. The aircraft acceptance took place at the Bell facility in Mirabel and is currently en route to Israel. Leer másFirst Bell 407GXi helicopter to be based in Israel[…]

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