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June 20, 2022, 8:53 AM

Garmin Autopilot EASA Approved for AStars

Garmin receives EASA approval for installation of its GFC 600H digital autopilot for Airbus AS350 helicopters.

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Submerged helicopter training device and trainees in the testing pool at Fleetwood Test House
May 19, 2022 - 12:14 PM
EASA has contracted with the CAAi for a new study on helicopter underwater egress which will be used to validate or amend EASA CS-27 and CS-29 standards.
AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter owned by Weststar in flight near offshore drilling operation
May 19, 2022 - 10:06 AM
Weststar operates Southeast Asia’s largest offshore energy helicopter fleet.
May 18, 2022 - 2:07 PM
RotorTech UK organizers pulled the plug on next month's show after losing indoor exhibit space.
Manufacturing line with workers at Vita Inclinata
May 18, 2022 - 9:58 AM
Vita systems has quadrupled its manufacturing lines and integrated new technologies to ramp up production in order to meet global demand for products.
The Avicopter AC313A in flight over mountainous terrain on its first flight
May 18, 2022 - 7:43 AM
The Avicopter AC313A heavy lift helicopter makes its first flight and AVIC's AC352 super-medium is expected to be certified later this year.
Flight Safety Foundation president and CEO Dr. Hassan Shahidi and Bryan Burns with framed Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award
May 17, 2022 - 11:14 AM
Flight Safety Foundation presents Bryan Burns and Russ Lawton, safety leaders from ACSF, with the 2022 Business Aviation Meritorious Service Award.
May 12, 2022 - 6:53 PM
Leasing company Residco is making a move into the light aircraft leasing business and plans to serve flight schools and university flight programs.
May 11, 2022 - 12:17 PM
Blade Air Mobility said revenues from organ transports, short-haul passenger flights spurring growth.
Airbus AS350 B2 formerly operated by Safari Aviation
May 10, 2022 - 8:12 PM
NTSB reports concluded that the fatal 2019 Safari Aviation Helitour crash was a result of the pilot continuing flight into IMC and called it "preventable."
Curti Zefhir helicopter on helipad at sunset
May 9, 2022 - 12:02 PM
Savback Helicopters will display the turbine-powered, two-seat Curti Zefhir at Wycombe Air Park during this year's Private Flyer luxury brand show.