Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section modernizes fleet with new Beechcraft King Air 350 turboprops

SINGAPORE (Feb. 7, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced at the 2018 Singapore Airshow that it has received an order from the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) South Eastern Section for two modified Beechcraft King Air 350 cargo heavyweight aircraft scheduled to begin delivery in the third quarter of this year. The new turboprops will replace King Air B200 aircraft in order to modernize the organization’s patient transfer and air ambulance fleet.

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Devon and Somerset Fire Service visit

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Devon and Somerset Fire Service Wholetime System Firefighters with Exmouth RNLI volunteers in front of Exmouth lifeboat station.

On 23 January, the newest Wholetime Duty System firefighters from Devon and Somerset Fire Service visited Exmouth lifeboat station to learn about the roles of the volunteers and their lifesaving equipment.

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Textron Aviation begins delivery of Beechcraft King Air turboprop fleet to support air ambulance missions in Canada

Photography of the Hawker Beechcraft King Air 250 on a flight from Beech Field to Medicine Lodge, KS over the Gyp Hills.
Wichita, KS USA

King Air 300i

WICHITA, Kan. (Dec. 19, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has begun delivery to CanWest Air, a division of Nor-Alta Aviation Leasing, Inc. When completed, this delivery will include nine Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft —eight King Air 250 and one King Air 350  aircraft—which CanWest is purchasing to provide air ambulance support to Alberta Health Services in Alberta, Canada. The new turboprops will replace CanWest’s current air ambulance fleet of King Air B200 aircraft.

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Sikorsky Notified that the City of San Diego Intends to Purchase an S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopter for Firefighting and Search and Rescue

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, received notice that the City of San Diego intends to award a contract for one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration. The San Diego City Council voted last Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to approve the purchase.

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Sikorsky Delivers Two S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

Aircraft to be modified to Firehawk™ configuration for aerial firefighting and multi-role missions

COATESVILLE, Pa., Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, delivered two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters to the County of Los Angeles at a ceremony in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. The S-70i Black Hawk helicopters will be customized to a Firehawk™ configuration to meet L.A. County Fire Department’s specifications and further protect lives and property 24/7.

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Exmouth RNLI Crew volunteers rescue lucky Luther after cliff fall


(credit: Exmouth RNLI)

PR091217 Luther with Crew volunteers and Philippa and Michael.

PR091217 Helm, Ian Taylor bandaging Luther’s paw

PR091217 Crew volunteer, Harry Griffin washing Luther’s legs after sustaining a cut.

Inshore lifeboat George Bearman II launched at 12.20pm on 9 December after a dog fell approximately 30 metres from Orcombe Point.

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Leonardo starts delivery of 16 AW101 Norwegian all-weather SAR helicopters

 First of 16 AW101 helicopters delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security for its All-Weather Search and Rescue Helicopter programme
 The AW101s will be operated by the Royal Norwegian Air Force and replace the Sea King helicopters currently in service
 The Leonardo AW101 is the most advanced SAR helicopter available today – capable of performing long range SAR missions – with over 220 units ordered worldwide
 Leonardo is providing a complete “turnkey” support solution comprising spares, technical support and training services

Rome, 20 November 2017 – Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security.

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