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Afghan Air Force Black Hawk Crashed, 11-Dec-18 One of the “new” UH-60A+ Black Hawk delivered to the Afghan Air Force crashed last month allegedly after a technical malfunction

Guinness for Farthest Distance by Electric Helicopter, 11-Dec-18 A modified battery-powered manned R44 helicopter set a Guinness world record for the farthest distance traveled by electric helicopter: 30 nautical miles / 55 kilometers

Bundespolizei Receives First Three H215, 14-Dec-18 German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) receives first 3 H215 / AS332L1e. Will enter service in 2020 at Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME). A fourth will be delivered in 2019

Italian Firefighters Orders Three AW139 Plus 12 Options, 14-Dec-18 Italian firefighters (Vigili del Fuoco) will receive 3 AW139 next year to begin replacement of AB412. Another 12 in option. Trento province unit use the type since 2011

Sentara Healthcare’ Nightingale Bases Now IFR Capable, 12-Dec-18 Nightingale Regional Air Ambulance, the air care unit of Sentara Healthcare, equipped 9 bases in Eastern Virginia and northeast North Carolina with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) equipment through donations

Lithuania Renewed AS365N3+ HCare Support, 10-Dec-18 Lithuanian Air Force renewed HCare Infinite material management support contract for the 3 SAR AS365N3+ Dauphin which achieved 97% average availability in first 3 years of service

Precision Lift Orders K-MAX, 09-Dec-18 Precision Lift of Baker City, Oregon ordered a new K-MAX making it the eleventh helicopter since production re-started last year

OMV Oil Contract for CHC Norway S-92, 14-Dec-18 CHC’ S-92 based at Kristiansund will support OMV (Norge) AS Deepsea Bergen drilling rig beginning Q2l 2019

El Salvador MD500E Helicopters Arrived to Mali, 11-Dec-18 Three Salvadoran Air Force MD500E helicopters arrived to Gao in Mali as part of the United Nations peacekeeping force MINUSMA

Two New Bell 429 for EDIC Academy at MEBAA 2018, 10-Dec-18 The EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy at Al Ain, Abu Dhabi received two Bell 429 during the at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association MEBAA 2018 2018 exhibition in Dubai