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Author: jhadmin


Dec
12
2019

Students Shine at Third Annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition

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Committed to furthering STEM education in schools, Bell launched its third annual Bell Vertical Robotics Competition this past weekend. The 2019 competition theme was On-Demand Mobility which simulated air-taxi movement of people and rapid-delivery of product orders. 17 high school teams from all over the Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area and Virginia were provided a drone kit to assemble and modify to accomplish several unique missions for the competition. The teams were given eight weeks to design, build and integrate their robotic solutions to achieve the On-Demand Mobility challenge with the guidance from Bell Engineering mentors.

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Dec
10
2019

Sikorsky And United Rotorcraft Deliver Three FIREHAWK® Helicopters To California Firefighting Agencies

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ENGLEWOOD, Colorado, – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods Corporation, announced today deliveries of three new S-70i™ FIREHAWK® helicopters to California fire agencies: one each to the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD), and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

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Dec
10
2019

Bell Boeing Delivers First Modified Osprey for Improved Fleet Readiness

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PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10, 2019 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company, have delivered the first modified MV-22 Osprey to the United States Marine Corps for improved readiness and reliability of the tiltrotor fleet.

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Dec
10
2019

Airbus delivers first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ search and rescue service ahead of schedule

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Donauwörth – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first H145 for the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) search and rescue service to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), several months before the agreed deadline. A total of seven helicopters of this type were ordered to renew their ageing Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet.

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Dec
09
2019

NTSB Final Report: Springfield, TN

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The helicopter pilot reported that, after landing and while hover taxiing and turning right toward the taxiway, the helicopter continued turning right and drifted past the taxiway. He applied full left pedal and then closed the throttle to perform an autorotation to decrease the speed of rotation to no avail. He added collective to reduce the descent rate, but the helicopter landed and slid into a drainage ditch, the main rotor blades impacted a berm near the taxiway, and the helicopter came to rest on its side.

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Dec
09
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Salt Lake City, UT

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On November 12, 2019, about 2008 mountain standard time, an AgustaWestland A109SP helicopter, N271HC, was substantially damaged during cruise flight near Spanish Fork, Utah. The airline transport pilot and flight nurse were not injured. The airplane was registered to and operated by IHC Health Services, Inc. as an unscheduled air medical flight, conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company flight plan was filed for the local flight, which was destined for an off-airport location in Spanish Fork, Utah.

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Dec
09
2019

Recreational Drone Flying Aeronautical Test Moves Forward

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WASHINGTON – To advance public safety of the largest segment of drone operations, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced the organizations selected to advise the agency in developing test administration requirements for the recreational Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) aeronautical knowledge and safety test.

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Dec
09
2019

Aston Martin and Airbus prepare to take to the skies

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Oxford and Gaydon – Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters today revealed a new partnership that brings together the best of automotive and aeronautical design. For the past 12 months designers from both brands have worked together on the aesthetic styling of the first product from this collaboration, which is set to be revealed early in Q1 2020.

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Dec
09
2019

12 Rules to Live by for Your Pre-Flight Helicopter Inspection

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The following guidelines and recommended practices for a helicopter preflight inspection, a final walk around, and a post-flight inspection were developed by the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) for the pilot community and all instructors. These are a dozen actions you cannot forget.

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Dec
06
2019

MD HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCES ADVANCED WEAPONS AND MISSION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ENHANCEMENTS FOR ITS MD 530G BLOCK II SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTER

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Mesa, Ariz., December 05, 2019 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces a strategic teaming agreement with Elbit Systems Ltd (ESL) to deliver next-generation weapons and mission management capabilities to its MD 530G Block II (BII) Scout Attack Helicopter. The proven, pilot-centric Integrated Weapons System (IWS) is comprised of a Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS), Weapons Management System (WMS) and Mission Management System (MMS).

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Dec
05
2019

BAE Systems and Jaunt Air Mobility Collaborate on Electric Energy Management Systems for Urban Air Mobility Platforms

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ENDICOTT, New York — BAE Systems is collaborating with Jaunt Air Mobility to explore the development of electric energy management systems for urban air mobility vehicles through a memorandum of understanding (MOU).

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Dec
05
2019

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Initiatives Aim to Cut Down Fatal Helicopter Accidents

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WASHINGTON D.C. – The arrow is pointing in the right direction - - downward. Over the past two decades, the U.S. helicopter fatal accident rate has been cut in half, from 1.27 fatal accidents per 100,000 flights to 0.63.

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Dec
04
2019

BELL AUTONOMOUS POD TRANSPORT 70 WINS POPULAR SCIENCE “BEST OF WHAT’S NEW IN AEROSPACE” AWARD

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces that Popular Science recognized the Bell Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 with a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for 2019. In 2018, Bell received a Best of What’s New Award in the Aerospace category for its Bell V-280 Valor Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator. This continued recognition validates Bell’s commitment to technology advancement and innovation in the aerospace industry.

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Dec
04
2019

NASA starts using FLARM for drone UTM

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NASA’s Langley Research Center has started using FLARM in its Pathfinder drone UTM project. The goal of Pathfinder is to take separate Urban Traffic Management (UTM) projects and combine them into a single autonomous vehicle, then have that vehicle fly and communicate with other autonomous vehicles in the airspace.

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Dec
04
2019

FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in Providence Photonics, LLC

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ARLINGTON, Va.-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and Providence Photonics, LLC announced today that FLIR has made a strategic investment in Providence Photonics, developers of advanced software used to quantify invisible gas emissions using FLIR Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) cameras.

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Dec
04
2019

S-64 Air Crane® Helicopter Headed to South Korea

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces the delivery of the K7 S-64 Air Crane® helicopter to the Korean Forest Service (KFS). On Friday, November 22nd, the K7 aircraft was loaded onto the Antonov An-124 out of Medford Oregon, Erickson’s manufacturing facility. The S-64 is well-known in Korea with a strong reputation for being the best firefighting aircraft available.

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Dec
04
2019

Boeing to Give $48 Million in Grants to More Than 400 Global Charitable Organizations

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CHICAGO, -- In observance of Giving Tuesday, Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced a 2019 charitable grants package totaling more than $48 million. The grants will support 404 charitable organizations in 50 countries, funding programs through 2020 and beyond. This latest investment puts Boeing on track to surpass $230 million in total corporate giving in 2019. This sum includes charitable giving, company business contributions, employee giving and employee gift match.

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Dec
04
2019

Airbus Helicopters signs Global Support Contract for Tiger helicopters

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Marignane – Airbus Helicopters and OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) have signed a tri-lateral Global Support Contract aimed at boosting the availability rate of the Tigers in service in the French, German, and Spanish Armies. With this long-term support agreement, Tiger readiness and supportability will be secured for the next decade and beyond. The contract covers critical items such as continuous improvement and obsolescence treatment as well as securing repair and spares capabilities with all vendors involved. In addition, it provides for the individual needs of each customer in line with their operational and deployment scenarios. For instance, in France, the agreement guarantees parts availability up to 98% and provides for the simplification of logistics as Airbus Helicopters will also directly take over the provisioning of new parts, as well as repaired parts and other expendables.

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Dec
03
2019

RYAN AEROSPACE UNVEILS NEW VIRTUAL REALITY HELICOPTER SIMULATOR AT I/ITSEC 2019

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RYAN AEROSPACE (Australia) used the first day of I/ITSEC to launch its latest helicopter simulator product, the HELIMOD Mark III PLUS+.

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Dec
02
2019

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) Orders AW139 Helicopters to enhance County’s fire suppression and EMS/SAR capability and responsiveness

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Philadelphia, 2 December 2019 - Leonardo announced that Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) signed a contract for four AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform a range of missions—primarily fire suppression, emergency medical services (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR)—and will have special equipment including a cargo hook, rescue hoist and Bambi bucket. The first helicopter is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Q3 2020. A comprehensive 5-year support, maintenance and training package will be provided with the possibility of a further extension to a total of 15 years.

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Nov
29
2019

Horizon has purchased to Entrol a Bell 505 FTD Level 2 simulator

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Horizon, the Middle East’s largest independent helicopter flight training academy supporting commercial and military operators, has signed a purchase agreement with Entrol for a Bell 505 FTD level 2 simulator, valued at AED5.5 million.

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Nov
29
2019

AFGHAN AIR FORCE TO EXPAND FLEET OF MD 530F CAYUSE WARRIOR HELICOPTERS

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Mesa, Ariz, – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce receipt of the fourth Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The Firm Fixed-Price award is for up to 12 armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for the Afghan Air Force (AAF), currently the largest MD 530F Cayuse Warrior operator globally.

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Nov
29
2019

Lockheed Martin Appoints Steve Froelich As Vice President Of Rotary And Mission Systems (RMS) Operations For Australia And New Zealand, And Programme Executive For AIR6500

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Canberra, – Lockheed Martin has appointed Mr. Steve Froelich as the vice president of Rotary and Mission Systems operations for Australia and New Zealand, and Programme Executive for AIR6500. He will be responsible for business performance and organisational transformation, and will join the local leadership team to build a foundation for future growth in the region.

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Nov
26
2019

Airbus Helicopters boosting support for French Cougar and Caracal fleets

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Marignane – Airbus Helicopters and its partner Heli-Union have signed a global support contract for the Cougar and Caracal helicopters in service in the French Army and Air Force. This agreement signed with the DMAé, the defence agency in charge of improving the availability of military aircraft in France, is the first contract that Airbus Helicopters has signed as part of the new approach initiated by the French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

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Nov
26
2019

Hungary takes delivery of its first two H145Ms

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Szolnok Helikopter Base – The first two of twenty H145M military helicopters have been delivered to the Hungarian Defence Forces.

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Nov
26
2019

MDHI COMPLETES DELIVERY OF FIRST 30 ENHANCED MD 530F CAYUSE WARRIOR HELICOPTERS ORDERED AGAINST THE COMPANY’S $1.4B IDIQ

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) recently announced the delivery of the final five (5) new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters ordered for the Afghan Air Force via the company’s $1.4 billion, 5-year IDIQ contract.

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Nov
26
2019

IHSF Launches Global Survey to Pinpoint Safety Strengths and Weaknesses in the Helicopter Industry

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The International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) is initiating its sixth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where safety initiatives are being implemented. A link to the survey form can be found on the IHSF web site: http://ihst.org/Default.aspx?tabid=2593

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Nov
22
2019

Installation of Variable Medical Equipment Rack in Helicopter Airbus EC155

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In cooperation with the customer’s medical department, the determination of the required properties for the rescue operations was carried out. Through several model demonstrations at the customer, the design was gradually optimized and adapted to the operational requirements. Thereafter, the production of the required parts was performed and the materials and components were procured. After manufacturing, the components were surface-treated for easier cleaning and installed in the customer’s own Part 145 maintenance organisation.

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Nov
22
2019

Sikorsky’s AAG Renews WYVERN Wingman Certification

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WAPPINGERS FALLS, N.Y., – Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has renewed its WYVERN Wingman certification for the 22nd year in a row. WYVERN Ltd. is a globally-recognized leader in aviation safety risk management. The Wingman Standard is an audit set forth to rigorously vet air charter operators and is a requirement for many consumers of the business aviation industry.

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Nov
22
2019

LAANC Drone Program Expansion Continues

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced two important expansions of the Low Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC), which automates the application and approval process for drone operators to obtain airspace authorizations.

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