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Jun
21
2017

Bell Helicopter Reports New Purchase Agreements for VIP-Configured Aircraft in Europe

Posted by jhadmin

Pairs Air Show (June 21, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for three VIP-configured aircraft in Europe for the sale of a Bell 429 to both Helix Av. in the United Kingdom and King’s Casino in the Czech Republic and the sale of a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Italy.

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Jun
21
2017

Brisbane is delivering AW139 maintenance training to the Asia-Pacific market

Posted by jhadmin

Making its’ mark in the aviation industry, AgustaWestland 139 helicopter training has officially commenced in Brisbane, Australia. The first B1.3 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved course began on 05 June, conducted by active industry engineers from HeliTSA and in partnership with Aviation Australia.

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Jun
21
2017

MSH welcomes André Borschberg as Member of the Board

Posted by jhadmin

Switzerland, June 21st, 2017 - The Board of Directors of MSH (Marenco Swisshelicopter AG) welcomes André Borschberg as new Member. André will join the Board as a non-executive Director with immediate effect, subject to confirmation at MSH’s next shareholders’ meeting in July.

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Jun
20
2017

South Korea’s LCH LAH Safran engine makes first ground run

Posted by jhadmin

Safran announces the first ground run of the Arriel 2L2 engine at its Bordes facility, beginning of June. The Arriel family was selected in 2016 to power the new Korean civil and military helicopters, known as the LCH (Light Civil Helicopter) and LAH (Light Armed Helicopter). The Arriel 2L2 is co-developed by Safran Helicopter Engines and Hanwha Techwin, which will license-produce units in its Changwon plant, South-Korea. Hanwha Techwin will also be responsible for the engine's MRO.

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Jun
20
2017

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces helicopter engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces.

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Jun
20
2017

Boeing Forecasts Growth in Aerospace Services Market

Posted by jhadmin

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has released a forecast for aerospace services demand, projecting the need for expansive services over the next 10 years, valued at $2.6 trillion dollars.

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Jun
20
2017

A clean sheet approach to Airbus’ Racer high-speed demonstrator

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus’ official maxim is: “We make it fly.” Based on a new high-speed demonstrator rotorcraft concept unveiled today by Airbus Helicopters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, this motto could be aptly updated to: “We make it fly… fast, and efficiently.”

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Jun
20
2017

L3 Delivers Its 4,000th MX™-Series Electro-Optical Infrared Turret

Posted by jhadmin

LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2017 – L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has delivered its 4,000th MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging turret since the initial launch of the product line in 1997. This milestone delivery of L3’s MX™-20D to a government customer will aid close air support missions from long-endurance fixed-wing aircraft. L3 WESCAM products are on exhibit at the 2017 International Paris Air Show in the L3 Pavilion – C2.

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Tags: EO/IR L3 MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared WESCAM
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Jun
20
2017

Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental sign contract for 17 helicopters and strengthen the partnership in the Chinese market

Posted by jhadmin

Le Bourget (Paris) - 20 June, 2017 – Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announced today a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker light twin and 5 AW139 intermediate twin engine models. The order is valued in excess of €100 million, with deliveries starting later this year.

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Jun
20
2017

Idaho Governor Gives ASU Valued Partner Awards to HeliAir and LFE

Posted by jhadmin

(Paris, FRANCE) From the International Paris Air Show trade show floor in the United States Pavilion along with the state of Idaho delegation, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter awarded Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) valued partner awards to Austria-based Helikopter Air Transport GmbH (HeliAir) and Paris, France-based LFE.

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Jun
20
2017

REBTECH Secures STC for Air Tractor 502/504 Series Aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

June 20, 2017 - Bedford, TX -- REBTECH is pleased to announce the final completion of a night vision compatible conversion of the Air Tractor AT-502, 502A, 502B and AT-504 agricultural spray aircraft. The aircraft is owned and operated by Mr. Dean Heimermann, owner of Countryside Aviation in Chilton, Wisconsin.

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Tags: Air Tractor AT-502 AT-502A AT-504 Rebtech
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Jun
19
2017

Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

Posted by jhadmin

19 June 2017, Le Bourget, International Paris Air Show - Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA engine type certification for its Ardiden 3G engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62. The helicopter made its official maiden flight on 25 May 2017. Since its first ground test, the Ardiden 3 maturation and certification campaign has accumulated more than 8500 hours of test. Thanks to this extensive test phase, the Ardiden 3G will demonstrate a high level of maturity at entry into service.

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Jun
19
2017

Esterline Awarded Contract by Airbus Helicopters to Supply Avionics Systems for German Armed Forces' CH-53GS/GE Retrofit Program

Posted by jhadmin

PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2017) - PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW - Esterline Corporation (www.esterline.com) (NYSE: ESL), a leading global specialty manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets, is pleased to announce the award of a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply its CMC Electronics brand Integrated Helicopter Solution for the upgrade of the German Armed Forces' CH-53GS/GE Sea Stallion helicopters. The upgrade features the Esterline CMC Electronics CMA-9000 Flight Management System and the Esterline MFD-3068 Smart Multi-Function Display which will address obsolescence and enhance the CH-53GS/GE's capabilities by providing a flexible, modernized cockpit with improved civil navigation features.

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Jun
19
2017

VSR700 demonstrator performs first autonomous flights

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, France, 19 June 2017 – Airbus Helicopters recently started autonomous flight trials of a VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, paving the way for a first flight of the actual VSR700 prototype in 2018. A light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the VSR700 is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal, the original manufacturer of the civil-certified Cabri G2 helicopter from which the VSR700 is derived.

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Jun
19
2017

LCI ORDERS NINE HELICOPTERS AS IT TAKES DELIVERY OF A RECORD SIX UNITS IN A MONTH TIME

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo and Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, have today announced an order for an additional nine helicopters. The order is valued at over US$120 million and covers the entire family of new generation helicopters - the AgustaWestland AW139, AW169 and AW189. Deliveries will commence this year and continue into 2018.

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Tags: AgustaWestland AW139 AW169 AW189 LCI Lease Corporation International Leoardo
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Jun
19
2017

AAR to Showcase Growing Global Presence & New Look at Paris Air Show

Posted by jhadmin

PARIS, June 19, 2017 – AAR, an independent provider of aviation services to airlines, OEMs, MROs and governments worldwide, arrives at the Paris Air Show (Booth #3A-132 in the U.S. Pavilion) with a new look and growing market reach across Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

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Jun
19
2017

CONTROP Reports Sale of Several Helicopter EO/IR Payloads for the Israel Police

Posted by jhadmin

19 June 2017 - CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a world leader in EO/IR surveillance, defense and homeland security solutions – is announcing the sale of several iSky-20HD (formerly SHAPO-HD) and iSky-50HD (formerly DSP-HD) EO/IR payloads to the Israeli Police, to be installed on new helicopters and integrated with Churchill Navigation Mission Systems. CONTROP will display the iSky family of six (6) multi-spectral, highly stabilized, low weight airborne payloads at the upcoming Paris Air Show, 19-25 June 2017 at Le Bourget, Hall 3, booth C-2.

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Jun
19
2017

Ontic Supports Global Rotorcraft Market with Increased Capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

Paris Air Show- Ontic, a BBA Aviation company and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, announced today that the company has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities and MRO services for the rotorcraft market.

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Jun
19
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES CANADIAN VALIDATION OF CMA-6800 SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR THE S76B/C HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

AUSTIN, Texas, June 19, 2017 - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received Canadian Acceptance of Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Sikorsky S76B/C Helicopter. The STC includes the S76C+ and S76C++ models.

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Tags: Aero Precision CMA-6800 DAC International Esterline
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Jun
16
2017

Bell Helicopter Announces the Delivery of Three Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Canadian Customers

Posted by jhadmin

Mirabel, QC, Canada (June 15, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X in Canada.

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Jun
15
2017

Waypoint Leasing Extends over $390M in Revolving Credit Facility Commitments

Posted by jhadmin

15 June 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has extended the maturity on two of its existing revolving credit facilities. In aggregate over $390m of revolving credit commitments extended across seven lenders, with over $100 million now maturing in late 2019 and over $280 million in late 2020. The company will use the proceeds to support its aircraft order program and to continue to facilitate efficient closings and financing solutions for its customers.

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Jun
15
2017

GILL BATTERIES AWARDED AN FAA PMA TO INSTALL ITS NEW-GENERATION 7000 SERIES LEAD-ACID BATTERY ON AIRBUS (EUROCOPTER) EC135/145 HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Redlands, CA, — Representatives of Teledyne Battery Products, “Gill Batteries”, a division of Teledyne Technologies, announced today that the company has received FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) that will permit the installation of its new-generation 7000 Series (7638-44) sealed lead-acid battery on Airbus (Eurocopter) EC135/145 helicopters.

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Tags: Gill Batteries Teledyne Technologies
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Jun
15
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH RDDS AVIONICS LIMITED

Posted by jhadmin

DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with RDDS Avionics Limited to promote and sale of its products.

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Jun
15
2017

UK CAA to provide helicopter operations review for the Maldives CAA

Posted by jhadmin

The Maldives Civil Aviation Authority (MCAA) has appointed the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) to provide an in-depth review of MCAA’s helicopter regulatory oversight capability.

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Jun
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Douglas, WY

Posted by jhadmin

On June 9, 2017, about 0820 mountain daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N590GG, impacted terrain near Douglas, Wyoming. The pilot and two passengers were not injured, the third passenger received serious injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged during the accident. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wagonhound Land and Livestock Co, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Aviation Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

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Jun
14
2017

NTSB Report Released: Kenosha, WI

Posted by jhadmin

On June 4, 2017, about 1630 central daylight time, a Robinson R22 helicopter, N601HA, impacted pavement after an attempted takeoff at Kenosha Regional Airport (ENW), Kenosha, Wisconsin. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to A-Z Leasing, LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and a flight plan had not been filed.

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Jun
14
2017

KAMAN EXTENDS PRODUCTION OF COMMERCIAL K-MAX® HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its Aerosystems division will continue production of the commercial K-MAX® heavy-lift utility helicopter. The company resumed K-MAX® production in 2015 after a more than decade long hiatus with an initial commitment to build at least ten new aircraft.

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Jun
14
2017

LEONARDO'S AW101 NORWAY TRAINING CENTRE OPENS

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced yesterday the official opening of its AW101 Norway Training Centre at Stavanger Sola Airport by Per-Willy Amundsen, Minister of Justice & Public Security. The training centre includes a new AW101 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) which will support the training of Norwegian aircrew and will also be available to other AW101 customers. The first training course at the centre, for Royal Norwegian Air Force pilots, also started yesterday prior to delivery of the first two of 16 aircraft ordered by the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security for search and rescue.

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Jun
14
2017

TracPlus Announces the Globally Connected Cockpit with RockAIR

Posted by jhadmin

Global tracking and messaging provider TracPlus Global has announced the RockAIR, a portable, glareshield mounted, satellite/cellular tracking and messaging device from their partner Rock Seven Mobile. When used with TracPlus’ mission-critical platform, the RockAIR is a breakthrough in cost-effective global connectivity for aviation operators.

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Tags: RockAIR TracPlus
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Jun
14
2017

DART Aerospace chosen to equip Canadian Coast Guard Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter fleet plays a critical role in the Canadian Coast Guard’s readiness profile and response capabilities. When a Canadian Coast Guard aircraft is flying over open water, the life-threatening risk of cold-water exposure is a safety concern that Transport Canada takes seriously. To ensure the safety and readiness of the crew, Transport Canada required specialized equipment for the aircraft supplied for the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet renewal program. Key considerations included accessibility of emergency liferafts durability, stability, and safety when landing on uneven terrain improved visibility

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Tags: Canadian Coast Guard Dart
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