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Author: jhadmin


Mar
23
2019

Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

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MCLEAN, VIRGINIA - M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio MRO company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS”) was presented with two Rolls-Royce M250 superior performance awards during the Rolls-Royce FIRST© Network luncheon held as part of the 2019 Heli-Expo Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Mar
23
2019

NTSB Final Report: DELAWARE, OH

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The pilot reported that, while practicing "quick stops and steep approaches," he flared the helicopter too hard and too low, and the tail skid struck the runway, which resulted in a hard landing.

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Mar
23
2019

NTSB Final Report: Highgate, VT

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The student pilot reported that, while hovering the helicopter, a wind gust picked up the helicopter and pushed it to the left. He attempted to recover, but the skid impacted the ground, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.

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Mar
23
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Madill, OK

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On March 20, 2119, about 1610 central daylight time, a Robinson RA Beta helicopter, N7782H, sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing to a field near Madill, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by Rocking R Enterprises under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight departed the Madill Municipal Airport (1F4), Madill, Oklahoma, about 1600 and was en route to the Ardmore Municipal Airport (ARD), Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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Mar
22
2019

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., – The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA], will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

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Mar
22
2019

BELL AND ROLLS-ROYCE COLLABORATE ON ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Rolls-Royce for the development of an optimized propulsion system and continued risk reduction efforts aimed at the V-280 Valor and V-247 advanced vertical lift platforms. The collaboration will focus on the integration of Rolls-Royce’s proven low-risk and advanced propulsion systems into future Bell aircraft.

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Mar
22
2019

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

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Stroud, Oklahoma, March 22, 2019 – Southwest Fuel Systems (“SWFS”) is pleased to announce the relocation of their engine accessory MRO facility into a newly renovated and expanded location alongside sister company MINT Turbines, LLC - both now located at 2915 North State Highway 99, Stroud, Oklahoma 74079 USA.

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Tags: M International SWFS
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Mar
21
2019

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of Los Angeles Fire Department For Role Battling Woolsey Fire With Aerial Firefighting Helicopters

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Stratford, Conn, - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Air Operations Section for its efforts in combating last November’s devastating Woolsey Fire with firefighting helicopters. The Fire Department operates eight multi-mission helicopters, including three S-70A Sikorsky Firehawk aircraft.

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Mar
20
2019

San Diego Police Air Support Selects AeroComputers UC-6000 Mission Computer

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AeroComputers is pleased to announce that the San Diego Police Air Support Unit has selected the UC-6000 mission computer as part of the Department’s ongoing technology advancements to keep the citizens of San Diego safe.

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Mar
20
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Galliano, LA

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On March 10, 2019, about 1203, a Bell 407, N577AL, impacted a marsh after descending from cruise flight from an approximate altitude of 300 feet mean sea level about 5 nautical miles east of South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr Airport (GAO), Galliano, Louisiana. The helicopter was destroyed by impact forces. The commercial pilot and a passenger received fatal injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Bristow Group Inc. under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 135 as an on-demand passenger flight that was operating on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Bristow US LLC Heliport (2LS0), Galliano, Louisiana, about 1155, and was destined to an offshore platform in Viosca Knoll (VK956), Gulf of Mexico, about 69 nautical miles east/southeast of Venice, Louisiana.

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Mar
20
2019

V-22 OSPREY MARKS THREE DECADES OF TRANSFORMING MILITARY AVIATION

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Fort Worth, Texas – During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and reliable aircraft in military service with its unique vertical maneuverability combined with the speed, range and fuel efficiency of a fixed-wing airplane.

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Mar
20
2019

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System on Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that it has begun the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process for its VFR version of the Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) autopilot for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Mar
20
2019

HAI Statement on Nomination of Steve Dickson as Next FAA Administrator

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March 20, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to support Steve Dickson’s nomination by President Donald Trump to be the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Mar
19
2019

NTSB Factual Report: Clearwater, FL

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The instructor reported that he air taxied the helicopter to the departure end of the runway. He then slowed the helicopter down and while turning and hover taxiing over the grass area between the taxiway and the runway, the toe of the right skid contacted the uneven ground. The helicopter pivoted around the toe and rolled onto its side.

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Mar
19
2019

Airbus confirms H145M bid in key military rotary wing campaign

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Airbus Australia Pacific Managing Director Andrew Mathewson today confirmed that Airbus has recently responded to the Commonwealth of Australia’s request for information for a four-tonne class, rapidly deployable, multi-role helicopter for Australian Special Forces.

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Mar
19
2019

East/West Industries Growth Leads to New Management Position

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Ronkonkoma, NY – East/West Industries, a leading provider of critical lifesaving equipment for the aerospace and defense industry, announced the promotion of Mike Vetter to Senior Director of Product Development. In this newly developed role, Vetter leads the product development and engineering groups, working closely with the sales team to manage and expand East/West’s continued growth.

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Mar
18
2019

Universal Avionics Presents Data Comm and EFVS Training Sessions at AEA 2019

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Tucson, AZ - March 18, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, invites Authorized Dealers and Integrators to join the company's training sessions during the AEA's 2019 Annual International Convention and Trade Show in Palm Springs.

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Mar
18
2019

BELL DELIVERS BELL 505 JET RANGER X TO STOCKTON POLICE DEPARTMENT

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(March 18, 2019) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a law enforcement-configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to the Stockton Police Department.

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Mar
18
2019

Helicopter Industry Implementing Key Safety Practices More Often, Per Latest IHSF Global Survey

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The International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) has compiled data from its fourth 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. Participation in the survey increased by 76 percent compared to a year ago. IHSF received nearly 1,300 responses to the survey from 112 different countries.

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Mar
18
2019

Rolls-Royce takes major step towards electrifying flight with successful hybrid aero propulsion tests

Posted by jhadmin

Rolls-Royce has taken a significant step towards realising our ambition to provide hybrid-electric propulsion systems for the next generation of aviation, with successful ground tests of a hybrid system using our M250 gas turbine – a highly successful engine usually powering helicopters. The tests are part of one of the world’s most comprehensive hybrid aerospace turbine engine development and integration programmes and pave the way for experimental flights on aircraft in 2021.

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Mar
18
2019

Reja Savbäck has been appointed new CEO of Savback Helicopters

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After having taken large market shares in Sweden and sold helicopters in all the corners of the world over the last two decades, Savback Helicopters AB is now entering into a new expansive phase. In connection with this, the company’s Operations Manager, Reja Savbäck, is now taking the position of company CEO. The founder, Michael Savbäck, will continue to focus on sales and customer care.

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Mar
17
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Talking Rock, GA

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On March 5, 2019, about 1130 eastern standard time, an MD Helicopters (Hughes) 369D, N89ZC, was substantially damaged when it impacted trees and terrain near Talking Rock, Georgia. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated by Rotor Blade LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated from a nearby field.

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Mar
17
2019

Airbus’ Skyways drone trials world’s first shore-to-ship deliveries

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Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. This marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime essentials to working vessels at anchorage.

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Mar
14
2019

Mecaer Delivers First Commercial Bell 505 for VIP Transport

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Heli Expo 2019, Atlanta – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) handed over the keys to a newly outfitted VIP Bell 505 at the 2019 Heli-Expo.

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Mar
13
2019

AW109 Trekker FAA Certification opens US market to the newest and most capable light twin helicopter

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Rome, 13 March 2019 – The AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter has been issued with type certification by FAA, allowing the newest and most capable aircraft in its category to enter the US market. The fastest light twin for quick law enforcement and rescue intervention and the only featuring a cabin allowing full patient body accessibility from head to toes for EMS, the AW109 Trekker is ideally positioned to capture opportunities in North America, the largest EMS market for light twins with many in-service fleets needing replacement. Previous variants of the AW109s have proven extremely popular in North America for VIP, Emergency Medical Service, utility and homeland security roles.

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Mar
13
2019

2018 RESULTS ABOVE THE GUIDANCE FOR NEW ORDERS (€15.3 BN, +32%* YOY) AND REVENUES (€ 12.4 BN, +5%* YOY)

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Leonardo's Board of Directors, convened today under the Chairmanship of Gianni De Gennaro, examined and unanimously approved the draft of Group consolidated and Leonardo S.p.A. financial statements at 31 December 2018.

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Mar
12
2019

NTSB Final Report: Palm Bay, FL

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The helicopter flight crew, consisting of a pilot, copilot, and maintenance crewmember, was performing 20-knot rearward flight about 200 ft above ground level as part of a post-maintenance functional check flight (FCF). While the pilot was flying and recovering from the first rearward flight maneuver, unusual sounds were heard, which the flight crew identified as a compressor stall. The pilot then told the maintenance crewmember that they were returning to their home airport; however, after discussing compressor stalls and engine exhaust gas temperatures with the copilot, the pilot changed his mind and told the maintenance crewmember that they were going to try the maneuver again in a different direction relative to the wind (with the wind off the nose). While the pilot was recovering from the second rearward flight maneuver, there was a change in background noise, which the maintenance crewmember identified as a compressor stall. About 2 seconds later, there was another change in background noise, consistent with a decay in drivetrain rpm, which was followed by the helicopter descending and impacting the ground.

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Mar
12
2019

LEONARDO WORLD'S NO.1 CIVIL HELICOPTER MANUFACTURER SECURES CONTRACTS, EYES NEW MARKETS AND EXPANDS TRAINING AND PRODUCTS

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo’s attendance at the world’s largest helicopter show, Heli-Expo, showed major achievements in market positioning, service delivery, program advancements and US presence. A series of new deals were also announced by the world’s leading civil helicopter manufacturer in terms of value, with a 40% market share in 2018.

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Mar
12
2019

Helicentre Aviation Awards Fifteen Professional Scholarships

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Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the winners of its 2018 Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. Tom Oliver from Sheffield received the prestigious Commercial Pilot Scholarship award worth £50,000 (GBP), and Sam Turner from London, the Flight Instructor Scholarship worth £20,000 (GBP).

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Mar
12
2019

Don Milum Joins Universal Avionics as Regional Sales Manager for Midwestern U.S.

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Tucson, AZ – Robert Randall, U.S. Senior Sales Manager for Universal Avionics (UA), announces that Mr. Don Milum has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Midwestern U.S. In his new position, Don will support UA Authorized Dealers and Integrators in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana.

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