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Author: jhadmin


Jul
20
2018

First ground test of Safran’s hybrid electric propulsion system

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Pau-Pyrenees Airport - Safran has passed a major milestone in its hybrid electric propulsion roadmap with the first ground test of a distributed propulsion system. The test run took place at a Safran Helicopter Engines test facility near Pau-Pyrenees Airport, in France.

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Jul
20
2018

Rockwell Collins recognized by Airbus as a top performer for avionics support

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FARNBOROUGH, U.K. - Rockwell Collins was honored with a Customer Services Award for its avionics service by Airbus and its customer airlines at a special ceremony at the Farnborough Air Show held yesterday.

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Jul
20
2018

Japan Civil Aviation College Orders 5 FRASCA FTDs

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Urbana, IL. The Japan Civil Aviation College (JCAC) has placed an order for five (5) FRASCA Cirrus SR22 Flight Training Devices (FTDs). The Level 5 FTDs will be configured with the Garmin NXi avionics and will include Frasca's TruVision™ Global visual system with three channel projected visual display system, Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station, Cirrus landing gear system, sound simulation and more.

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Jul
20
2018

Helicopter Association International Aids Human External Cargo Operators with FAA Exemptions

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Alexandria, Virginia – Following a months-long grounding of US-based human external cargo (HEC) helicopter operations because of certification issues, the first helicopter operator has received its FAA-approved exemption and will resume operations shortly.

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Jul
20
2018

Entrol's H39 based on AW139 achieves FNPT II MCC certification

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The Entrol's H39 simulator has been certified as FNPT II MCC by ENAC for Heli Protection Europe (HPE), one of the most important helicopter schools in Europe.

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Jul
20
2018

Mixed Results: U.S. Helicopter Total Accident Rate Drops, But Fatal Accident Rate Rises During First Half of 2018

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WASHINGTON DC – The total accident rate for the U.S. civil helicopter industry declined as the weather warmed up during the first half of 2018. As summer approached across the country, the total accident rate from January through June was 3.44 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate of 3.74 during the full year of 2017. For the first half of 2018, there were 58 total accidents.

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Jul
20
2018

New CAMTS - CAMTS EU Dual Accreditation Awarded

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During a three-day board of directors meeting in Munich, Germany, the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) and CAMTS European Union (EU) presented a dual accreditation, one new CAMTS accreditation, and 16 reaccreditations.

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Jul
20
2018

Appareo Offers Open Source on Fourth-Generation Stratus Receiver

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FARGO, North Dakota — Appareo released a new addition to its Stratus family of pilot-friendly affordable avionics this week. Stratus 3 is the latest model in the line of industry-leading ADS-B receivers first introduced in 2012. The company will exhibit Stratus 3 as part of its full line of Stratus products next week at the annual EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2018 fly-in and expo.

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Jul
20
2018

S.A.F.E. awarded $750K contract by The United States Navy for support equipment on it’s aircraft carrier ships.

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S.A.F.E. Structure, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant solution driven maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, steel structures, and specialty tooling for all aircraft applications has been awarded a contract from the Navy for the first of its kind, S.A.F.E. Helical Winch Platform System which will be used for various aircrafts located on aircraft carrier ships.

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Jul
20
2018

New Improvement to the PA100’s Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – July 20th, 2018 - DART Aerospace is happy to present an improvement to the Rotorcraft Flight Manual Supplement (RFMS) for its PA100 PUREair engine protection system for Airbus Helicopters H125/AS350 and H130/EC130.

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Jul
19
2018

H145 provides air ambulance services to remote communities in Wales

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The Welsh charity, Wales Air Ambulance, operates three H145s for helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in Wales, plus an H135 for Childrens Wales Air Ambulance, making them the largest H145 operator in the UK. Operating out of bases in Caernarfon, Llanelli, Welshpool and Cardiff, they cover 8,000 sq miles (20,700 km2) of remote countryside, mountain ranges, cities, and coastline in aid of approximately 2,500 missions a year.

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Jul
19
2018

LEONARDO: AW109 GRANDNEW LIGHT TWIN ENTERS IRISH VIP MARKET

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Farnborough, - Leonardo and official distributor in UK Sloane Helicopters (Sloane) announced today that QME Mining Equipment Ltd (QME) of Ireland, a leading company in the supply of complete solutions to the Mining and Tunnelling industries worldwide, has signed a contract for an AW109 GrandNew helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP/corporate transport operations with delivery expected in early 2019. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at Farnborough International Airshow today.

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Tags: AW109 Farnborough International Airshow Leonardo QME Mining Equipment UK Sloane Helicopters
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Jul
19
2018

AW169 HELICOPTER GROWS STRONGER IN UK EMS MARKET WITH SELECTION BY MAGPAS AIR AMBULANCE

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Farnborough, - Leonardo is pleased to announce that Magpas Air Ambulance has selected the AW169 as its new generation helicopter. Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) will customise the aircraft with an advanced medical interior and will operate the helicopter on behalf of Magpas Air Ambulance, providing pilots and maintenance services. The announcement was made during the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Jul
19
2018

Air Tanzania Selects StandardAero for Tailored PW150A Engine Maintenance Solution in Support of Q400 Fleet

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – StandardAero has recently signed an exclusive five-year time-and-material contract with Air Tanzania to provide maintenance and engineering services for the Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW150A engines powering the flag carrier’s fleet of three Q400 regional turboprops. This new contract extends StandardAero’s relationship with Air Tanzania, the company having previously provided engine support for the airline’s Q300 aircraft.

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Jul
19
2018

FRASCA Debuts New AATD at AirVenture; RTD™ is High Tech, Affordable

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Urbana, IL. Frasca International has launched a new, affordably priced Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) which will be on display at this years Airventure, July 23-29, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The new Frasca RTD™ (Reconfigurable Training Device) is designed to meet customer demands for a lower priced entry level reconfigurable device that also provides the advanced features required to meet their training objectives.

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Jul
18
2018

ENVOY AIR NAMES SEASONED AIRLINE EXECUTIVE JOHN D. NICKS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SERVICES

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IRVING, Texas, – Envoy Air Inc., the largest wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of American Airlines Group (AAG), has named John D. Nicks to the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Services.

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Jul
18
2018

Didier Nicoud appointed Safran Helicopter Engines Executive Vice-President, Engineering

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Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department for high pressure compressors and Head of the fan and booster design department. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Engineer in charge of large engines, the GE90 and GP7200, in cooperation with General Electric.

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Jul
18
2018

NTSB Report Released: Chicago, IL

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On July 7, 2018, about 2123 central daylight time, an Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC135 P1 helicopter, impacted terrain during an autorotation following a dual engine failure while maneuvering near Chicago, Illinois. The pilot and paramedic sustained minor injuries, the flight nurse sustained serious injuries, and the patient was not injured during the accident. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, tailboom, and main rotor blades. The helicopter was owned by Bennett Aviation, LLC, Elmhurst, Illinois, and operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an air ambulance flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was operated under a visual flight rules flight plan. The flight departed St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, Indiana, at 2110, and was destined for Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Jul
18
2018

SIKORSKY HONORS UK MARITIME & COASTGUARD AGENCY

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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and honored recent heroic lifesaving efforts of the MCA. A recognition ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Jul
18
2018

HONEYWELL AVIONICS PLAN HELPS WESTSTAR DELIVER CLIENT SATISFACTION, INCREASED FLEET AVAILABILITY

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KUALA LUMPUR, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Weststar Aviation Services, the largest operator of AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters in Asia, to cover its fleet of 23 AW139s under the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan. The plan will provide Weststar Aviation Services with fast, reliable and around-the-clock maintenance support, as well as access to key experts and products for Honeywell’s avionics, helping improve helicopter and fleet availability.

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Jul
18
2018

Curtiss-Wright Fortress™ Recorder Successfully Qualified to ED-112A

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FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2018 – July 16, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced at the Farnborough International Airshow (Kallman Worldwide USA Partnership Pavilion Hall 2 Booth 2086) that its Fortress™ family of flight data recorders has successfully completed all qualification testing and has begun shipping to customers. The Fortress family is the newest range of flight data recorders on the market. These highly functional units deliver longer recording time, meeting forthcoming CVR 25hr mandates and are believed to be the industry’s first to meet the demanding requirements of EUROCAE ED-112A. The compact and lightweight Fortress product line is designed to meet all current and upcoming regulations.

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Jul
18
2018

Airbus Helicopters Handover of Empire Test Pilot School H125 to Qinetiq

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Farnborough – Colin James, Airbus Helicopters’ UK Managing Director, formally handed over the latest Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) H125 helicopter to Nic Anderson, Managing Director Air and Space, Qinetiq. Under the current modernisation programme, the world-renown test pilot flight school will receive four H125s, which will make up ETPS’ new generation, single-engine helicopter fleet. Minister of State for Defence Earl Howe visited the aircraft as part of the handover and met both Airbus Helicopters and Qinetiq to show his support for the latest addition to the ETPS fleet.

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Jul
18
2018

LONGBOW LLC AWARDED $170 MILLION IN ORDERS FOR APACHE AH-64E FIRE CONTROL RADAR SYSTEMS

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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) and the U.S. Army have definitized contracts valued at $170.5 million to provide LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) hardware for Apache AH-64E helicopters supporting U.S. Army lots 7 and 8 plus three international customers.

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Jul
17
2018

NTSB Report Released: Arlington, IN

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On July 6, 2018, about 1720 eastern daylight time, a Bell 47G-2 helicopter, N96195, was substantially damaged when it impacted a corn field near Arlington, Indiana. A postimpact fire ensued. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed a loading platform at a farm 1 mile northwest of the accident location., about 1655.

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Jul
17
2018

SIKORSKY DELIVERS FIRST BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER TO THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO FIRE-RESCUE DEPARTMENT

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COATESVILLE, Penn., - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has delivered an S-70 Black Hawk helicopter to the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. When modified by a third party as a FIREHAWK® helicopter with a 1,000-gallon belly tank, retractable snorkel, extended landing gear and rescue hoist, the City of San Diego will have a multirole platform with the speed to more quickly find and extinguish wildfires, perform rescue missions, and deliver initial medical care across the city and neighboring counties.

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Jul
17
2018

Royal Netherlands Air Force Signs Boeing to Apache, Chinook Services Pact

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FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, – Boeing and the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) signed a Combined Helicopter Support services agreement at the Royal International Air Tattoo on Saturday, July 14 that will provide maintenance, services and spare parts to the RNLAF’s fleet of AH-64 Apache and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.

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Jul
17
2018

Japan Coast Guard signs HCare Smart for its H225 fleet

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Farnborough – Japan Coast Guard (JCG) has signed with Airbus Helicopters for an HCare Smart full-by-the-hour material management contract, for a period of five years. Beginning in July, the contract will cover comprehensive maintenance support, including parts-bythe-hour for JCG’s H225 fleet. With the provision of all the parts needed for the maintenance of the rotorcraft in one single contract, this will yield better cost control and forecasting, as well as more efficient day-to-day management for JCG.

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Jul
17
2018

DAC INTERNATIONAL GDC64 INTERFACES WITH FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS’ RANGR SERIES

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AUSTIN, Texas, - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has successfully interfaced the GDC64 with FreeFlight Systems’ RANGR series units to allow presentation of ADS-B traffic, weather and other information on an iPad using FreeFlight Systems’ ADS-B View App currently available for download on iTunes.

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Jul
17
2018

ASU Obtains EASA NVIS STC on AW139/AB139

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(BOISE, Idaho — July 17, 2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited obtained an European Aviation Safety Agency supplemental type certificate on the Augusta Westland AW139/AB139 helicopter to install night vision imaging system lighting. The AW139 is widely used in numerous operations around the world. It has been configured for air ambulance operations frequently because of its size. ASU obtained the STC for Airgreen Italy and it will be used for air medical activities in Piemonte and Valle d’Aosta, in addition to firefighting and civil protection in the Italian regions of Piemonte, Valle d’Aosta and Sardegna.

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Jul
17
2018

Farnborough Airshow Day 2: New Airbus jetliner orders, and mission training capabilities spotlighted

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Airbus continued its momentum during the Farnborough Airshow’s second day, announcing orders, commitments and agreements for single-aisle and widebody jetliners that reached the triple-digits, while also focusing on the company’s capabilities for mission-oriented training.

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