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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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Tags: Elbit Systems ESL MD Helicopters MDHI
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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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Tags: BAE Systems Jaunt Air Mobility
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Dec
05
2019

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: APT Bell Bell Autonomous Pod Transport Popular Science textron
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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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: Afghan Air Force Cayuse Warrior MD 530F MD Helicoppters MDHI
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Nov
26
2019

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Nov
22
2019

Airbus delivers Greece’s first H145 to Airlift

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Donauwörth - Airlift has taken the delivery of its first H145 helicopter, becoming the first operator of this model in Greece. The twin-engine helicopter will be mainly dedicated to VIP transfers, but thanks to the high versatility of its cabin configuration, the aircraft will also be used for emergency medical transport and fire-fighting.

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Nov
22
2019

Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Center (ADATC) and Leonardo to strengthen training capabilities in the UAE

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Tawazun Economic Council, as part of its support to the national economy and to attract foreign and domestic investments into the UAE, the multinational aerospace, defence and security player Leonardo and the Abu Dhabi Aviation Training Centre (ADATC) are partnering to establish new and expanding training capabilities in the Middle East.

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Nov
21
2019

DAC INTERNATIONAL’S GDC64 NOW COMPATIBLE WITH FOREFLIGHT AND FREEFLIGHT SYSTEMS’ RANGR ADS-B RECEIVER

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AUSTIN, Texas, – DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today the compatibility of the DAC International GDC64 with Foreflight Mobile. Beginning with ForeFlight's November release, version 11.10, the GDC64 allows the display of ADS-B information in ForeFlight's industry leading integrated app. The DAC International GDC64 Wired interface connects the FreeFlight Systems RANGR ADS-B receiver to an iPad for display on the Foreflight App. This solution provides an ADS-B compliant installation to meet the 2020 mandates with a wired solution not requiring Wi-Fi or Bluetooth and their accompanying reliability issues. The RANGR ADS-B Receiver connects to the GDC64 which in turn provides an interface to the iPad for use by the Foreflight Application to display ADS-B information.

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Nov
21
2019

FLIR Introduces StormCaster Payload Family for its SkyRaider and SkyRanger Unmanned Aerial Systems

Posted by jhadmin

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) recently announced the FLIR StormCaster™family of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) payloads for its SkyRanger® R70 and R80D SkyRaider® airframes. The new line launches with two multi-sensor products –StormCaster-T, which delivers continuous zoom and longwave infrared (LWIR) imaging; and StormCaster-L, which provides ultra-low-light imaging, tracking, and mapping.

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Tags: FLIR Systems SkyRanger StormCaster UAS
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Nov
21
2019

Erickson Named Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Solution Provider, 2019

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was recognized by Manufacturing Technology Insights as a Top 10 Defense Manufacturing Provider for 2019.

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Nov
21
2019

Russian Helicopters Selects Pratt & Whitney PW207V Engine to Power New VRT500 Helicopter

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DUBAI AIRSHOW, – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec) recently announced that the Pratt & Whitney PW207V engine has been selected to power its VRT500 light, single-engine civil helicopter designed by VR-Technologies LLC (part of Russian Helicopters).

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Tags: Pratt & Whitney Russian Helicopters United Technologies
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Nov
21
2019

Pratt & Whitney Expands Service Network in Russia and CIS with Designated Maintenance Facility for Kazan Ansat Helicopter Customers

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DUBAI AIRSHOW, – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Helicopter Services Company (HSC) in Moscow, Russia as a designated maintenance facility (DMF) for Kazan Ansat PW207K civil helicopter engine customers. HSC will support customers in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. HSC will offer engine maintenance training, line maintenance and mobile repair team (MRT) services. HSC will also keep an inventory of new spare parts from Pratt & Whitney for line maintenance to best support customers.

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Tags: Helicopter Services Company Pratt & Whitney United Technologies
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Nov
19
2019

Elbit Systems Introduces MAGNI, a Vehicle-Launched Multi-Rotor Micro-Drone

Posted by jhadmin

Haifa, Israel, November 19 , 2019 – Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (2.5kg) MAGNI enables rapid deployment and launch (in less than 1 minute) from any combat vehicle transforming it to an effective intelligence gathering platform.

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Nov
19
2019

First SKELDAR V-200 platforms from Scanfil make way on to frontline ahead of mass production planned for 2020

Posted by jhadmin

19th November 2019: The first SKELDAR V-200 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have been manufactured and deployed by international outsource manufacturing contractor Scanfil. It is a milestone that represents a significant boost to production ahead of what is planned to be UMS SKELDAR’s biggest year yet in 2020.

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