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04-Oct-15 F-OIAO Airbus AS350B3 Voh, New Caledonia (2F)

Crashed in a nose-down attitude during firefighting ops.  2 deceased – reported as a 47 year old female pilot with 5000 hrs experience and 31 year old engineer

04-Oct-15

Salute to Heroes and Guidance Aviation Raise Over $22,000 for Homeless Veterans

Salute to Heroes and Guidance Aviation Raise Over $22,000 for Homeless Veterans

On March 20-21, 2015, the 5th Annual Salute to Heroes took place at the Prescott Valley Event Center. The event raised over $22,000 and attracted approximately 12,000 people. According to U.S. VETS, over $4,200 of the total proceeds was raised by Guidance Aviation, which provided helicopter rides and demo rides in the organizations newest helicopter… Read more »

Source: GA, 30-Apr-15

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Guidance Aviation Exhibiting at HAI’s Helicopter Career Fair

Guidance Aviation Exhibiting at HAI’s Helicopter Career Fair

Guidance Aviation hired 60 professionals in the last 12 months (02/14 – 02/15) – that’s just over one job created each week by the primary helicopter flight training institution. To support its growth, Guidance Aviation will be attending Helicopter Association International’s Helicopter Industry Career Fair at HELI-EXPO 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The organization will be… Read more »

Source: GA, 26-Feb-15

Helicopter Pilot School Named City’s Most Philanthropic

Helicopter Pilot School Named City’s Most Philanthropic

Guidance Aviation of Prescott, Arizona was named the City’s Most Philanthropic Business for organizations with more than 50 employees during the Healthy Prescott Business Awards, hosted by the Prescott Chamber of Commerce. Since 2007, the helicopter pilot school has donated in excess of $580,000.00. These philanthropic efforts include cash, aircraft, equipment, and in-kind flight donations,… Read more »

Source: GA, 02-Feb-15

Respected analyst predicts “no competition” for the Kiowa

Respected analyst predicts “no competition” for the Kiowa

Richard Aboulafia, analyst for The Teal Group in Washington D.C., expects the US Army will stick with the Kiowa “because it makes budget sense” (see full story)

Source: Star-Telegram, 01-Jan-13

EADS North America concludes AAS-72X+ demo tour at AUSA show

EADS North America concludes AAS-72X+ demo tour at AUSA show

EADS North America has concluded a national demonstration tour that allowed Army aviators to experience the capabilities of the company’s AAS-72X+ Armed Aerial Scout helicopter offering. The AAS-72X+, an armed derivative of the Army’s highly successful UH-72A Lakota, is on display this week at the Association of the U.S. Army annual exposition in Washington, D.C…. Read more »

Source: EADS North America, 23-Oct-12

Bell promotes Kiowa Warrior Block II capabilities

Bell promotes Kiowa Warrior Block II capabilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), is participating in the voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) the week of Oct. 22 with the Bell Helicopter Block II OH-58 Kiowa Warrior. The U.S. Army is conducting these VFD’s as part of their effort to replace to the current OH-58D scout helicopter. Scout helicopters fulfill a vital… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Oct-12

US Army tests Eurocopter EC145T2 for Kiowa replacement

US Army tests Eurocopter EC145T2 for Kiowa replacement

With all of the innovations that have taken place on the battlefield and in the air over the last 37 years, it might be difficult for some to believe that the Army is still using helicopters that were in use during the Vietnam War. Yet, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter is still widely used… Read more »

Source: US Army, 17-Oct-12

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EADS North America begins flight demonstrations of AAS-72X

EADS North America begins flight demonstrations of AAS-72X

EADS North America has begun its voluntary flight demonstration (VFD) for the Army’s Armed Aerial Scout helicopter program, flying two aircraft at a high-altitude test site for a series of demonstrations that will showcase the superior performance of the company’s AAS-72X+ offering. The AAS-72X+, an armed derivative of the Army’s UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter,… Read more »

Source: EADS North America, 27-Sep-12

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AgustaWestland Completes Armed Aerial Scout Flight Demonstrations

AgustaWestland Completes Armed Aerial Scout Flight Demonstrations

AgustaWestland North America, Inc. completed a week of flight demonstrations for the U.S. Army as it moves forward with its Armed Aerial Scout program. AgustaWestland performed the Armed Aerial Scout demonstrations with the AW139M as a technology demonstrator.  AgustaWestland plans to propose a military variant of the AW169 for the mission, based on the U.S…. Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Jul-12

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EADS CEO welcomes call for flight demo for Armed Scout program

EADS CEO welcomes call for flight demo for Armed Scout program

EADS North America CEO Sean O’Keefe today applauded the Army’s call for a flight demonstration of potential offerings to replace the aging Kiowa Warrior armed helicopters: “Our Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) is just the kind of program envisioned by the Congress when it enacted the Weapon Systems Acquisition Reform Act of 2009. The AAS-72X… Read more »

Source: EADS, 12-Oct-11

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EADS North America demos the Armed Aerial Scout 72X

EADS North America demos the Armed Aerial Scout 72X

EADS North America this week is conducting flight demonstrations of its company-funded Armed Aerial Scout 72X (AAS-72X) helicopter at the Nashville International Airport to coincide with a nearby military aviation exposition. The company, and its industry team of American Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), have made a significant investment in the development of three… Read more »

Source: EADS North America, 19-Apr-11

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Sikorsky Pitches Light Tactical Helicopter Concept for AAS Mission

Sikorsky Pitches Light Tactical Helicopter Concept for AAS Mission

FORT WORTH, Texas – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has offered its X2 TechnologyTM Light Tactical Helicopter concept for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout Program, the company announced today from the AAAA Annual Convention. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Sikorsky Aircraft formally submitted its response to the Department of Defense… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Apr-10

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EADS North America to build three AAS 72X Technology Demonstrators

EADS North America to build three AAS 72X Technology Demonstrators

EADS North America and its industry team of American Eurocopter and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will independently fund and develop three AAS-72X helicopters to demonstrate the performance, capabilities and maturity of this rotary-wing aircraft for the U.S. Army’s Armed Aerial Scout mission. The first AAS-72X Technical Demonstration Aircraft (TDA) will be operational in late 2010,… Read more »

Source: EADS North America, 19-Apr-10

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