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Jan
22
2018

NTSB Report Released: Albany, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On January 8, 2018, at 1345 central standard time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N797JR, collided with trees and the terrain during an autorotation following a loss of tailrotor effectiveness while in a hover in Albany, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to S2 Helicopter Services and was operated by an individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from a ranch in Albany, Texas, at 1310.

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Jan
22
2018

Stronger and leaner Airbus Helicopters displays solid commercial performance in 2017

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Stronger and leaner Airbus Helicopters displays solid commercial performance in 2017

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Jan
22
2018

RAMM AEROSPACE RECEVIES FAA APPROVAL FOR R44 CABIN FLOOR TRAYS

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Saint-Laurent, Quebec – January 23, 2018 - RAMM Aerospace is proud to announce receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for their R44 Cabin Floor Trays.

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Jan
22
2018

FreeFlight Systems continues to expand ADS-B installation capabilities for the 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, now available for pairing with L3's NXT™ transponder series

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January 22, 2018 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company's 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor is approved for installation with L3's NXT™ Mode S transponder series. Stevens Aviation recently announced an Approved Model List (AML) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for ADS-B Out installations across a wide range of Part 25 aircraft after the Company's first successful install in a Citation 650. This product pairing provides legacy aircraft a complete and cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B for the upcoming mandate.

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Jan
22
2018

DAC INTERNATIONAL SECURES QMS CERTIFICATION

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DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received the new AS9120B certification based on the ISO 9001:2015 standards.

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Jan
22
2018

General Aviation Groups Urge DOT to Reopen Aircraft Registry for Essential Functions

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 21, 2018 – In a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Elaine Chao, six general aviation (GA) leaders today called for reopening the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) United States Aircraft Registry. Despite the current government shutdown, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and fellow GA groups argued that the U.S. Registry performs essential functions for safety, security and fulfilling international aviation treaties.

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Jan
18
2018

Universal Avionics Announces 2017 Top Dealers

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Tucson, AZ - December 18, 2017 – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2017 to be Avmax for North and South America (Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the Year.

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Jan
18
2018

Roll-Royce Selects StandardAero for RB211-535E4 Engine MRO Services and End-of-Life Engine Maintenance Service Partner

Posted by jhadmin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – January 18, 2018 – StandardAero has signed a Letter of Intent with Rolls-Royce to provide engine MRO services for the RB211-535E4 program for the life of the engine type. This award designates StandardAero as the Rolls-Royce end-of-life engine maintenance service partner. Rolls-Royce RB211-535E4 engines are anticipated to remain in commercial airline service until the year 2040.

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Jan
17
2018

Maverick helicopters expands Hawaiian operations to Kauai, Hawaii

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KAUAI, Hawaii – Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breathtaking flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai.

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Jan
17
2018

Ashley Bowen Cook Named Wichita Aero Club Executive Committee Vice Chair

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Wichita, Kan. – The Wichita Aero Club Board of Directors recently welcomed its first woman to its executive committee. And it did more than welcome her. It named her vice chair.

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Jan
17
2018

BALDWIN AVIATION SELECTS CHRIS YOUNG TO EXPAND BALDWIN’S SAFETY SOLUTIONS

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Hilton Head Island, SC – January, 2018— Baldwin Aviation, a world leader in developing, assessing and implementing Safety Management Systems for aviation operators, has announced that it is focusing additional resources and expertise on the aviation segment. The firm has added a veteran safety professional and member of the United States Helicopter Safety Team, Chris Young, to lead this effort as Director of Safety Solutions.

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Jan
17
2018

KINECO KAMAN COMPOSITES INDIA JOINT VENTURE CELEBRATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

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GOA, India- Kineco Kaman Composites India Private Limited, a Joint Venture between Goa based Kineco Limited (Kineco) and Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. (Kaman), a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) of USA announced successful completion of 5 years since its formal launch in January 2013. The company manufactures advanced composite structures for Aerospace & Defence industry at its state-of-the-art facility based at Pilerne Industrial Estate and employees 160 people. Over the last 5 years the Company has made its mark in the Indian Aerospace and Defense sector supporting the ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Indian Government. During this period the Company has also achieved various global certifications namely AS9100 Rev.D, NADCAP, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 besides other customer specific certifications.

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Jan
17
2018

Airbus Foundation and THAI deliver school supplies to Narathiwat province in Thailand

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The Airbus Foundation and Thai Airways International (THAI) today delivered over 1,000 kits of backpacks and classroom stationery to 400 underprivileged children in Narathiwas Province.

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Jan
16
2018

PRISM ARMOR SAFETY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM SOFTWARE PASSES 15,000 USERS

Posted by jhadmin

PRISM, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce, today, that its ARMOR Safety Management System software has passed 15,000 unique users. ARMOR, created in 2008, is the first iPhone and iPad compatible SMS application with FRAT and hazard reporting functionality, making it accessible 24/7.

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Jan
14
2018

Leonardo to lead OCEAN2020 program, the first and most important European Defence Agency research tender for naval surveillance technology

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – Leonardo was awarded the most important project related to the first European Defence Found’s initiative, OCEAN2020, to boost Europe's defence capabilities, issued by the European Union under the ‘Preparatory Action on Defence Research’ programme. The competitive selection was conducted by the European Defence Agency and will be contracted in the coming weeks.

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Jan
11
2018

MedEvac Foundation Intl. completes study on developing HEMS capacity

Posted by jhadmin

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce the completion of the Developing HEMS Capacity study. Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) are a vital link to the healthcare systems of many countries around the world, however, these critical services do not exist, even in many of the world’s most economically developed nations and regions. The MedEvac Foundation, along with valued partner Bell Helicopter, recognized the need to educate any nation, currently without HEMS capability, on the unique and life-saving benefits provided by air medical services.

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Jan
11
2018

Rockwell Collins’ shareowners vote overwhelmingly in favor of acquisition by UTC

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 11, 2018) – Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) (“Rockwell Collins”) announced that today its shareowners overwhelmingly approved the proposed acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) (“UTC”). More than 96 percent of all votes cast, representing more than 72 percent of all shares of common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting, were in favor of the transaction.

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Jan
11
2018

NTSB Report Released: Islamorada, FL

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On December 15, 2017, about 0650 eastern standard time, a Sikorsky S76A, N911FK, operated by Global Sky Air Charter Corporation, was substantially damaged by an engine compartment fire after landing near Islamorada, Florida. The airline transport pilot was not injured. The flight was operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on-demand air medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed The Florida Keys Marathon International Airport (MTH), Marathon, Florida at 0637.

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Jan
11
2018

Technology breakthrough: Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters responsible for building the first demonstrator of a rotary-wing drone for a warship

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, The DGA (Direction Générale de l’Armement) has just awarded a contract for technology development in the field of rotary-wing drones to the Naval Group and Airbus Helicopters consortium. The contract covers de-risking studies ahead of construction of a future tactical helicopter drone demonstrator aboard warships. The demonstration project will lead to trials of the drone launch system, mission system and airborne vehicle, conducted from a French Navy vessel.

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Jan
10
2018

Optima Aero Provides Long Term Engine Lease to UI Helicopter & South Korea Forestry Service

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Optima Aero inc and UI helicopter CO Ltd have entered into a long term agreement in which Optima Aero will lease PT6T-3B engines to UI Helicopters CO Ltd in the context of a long term contract with South Korean Forestry Services to support Bell 412.

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Jan
10
2018

Olivier Le Merrer appointed Executive Vice-President, Support and Services

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Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Olivier Le Merrer as Executive Vice-President, Support and & Services. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems.

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Jan
10
2018

Boeing Unveils New Unmanned Cargo Air Vehicle Prototype

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CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing's autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds for possible future cargo and logistics applications.

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Jan
10
2018

New top management appointed at Airbus China

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Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus China, Xu is responsible for all Airbus commercial aircraft activities and for leading the company’s helicopter, defence and space businesses in China.

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Jan
10
2018

AAR CEO David P. Storch Announces Plans to Retire

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WOOD DALE, Illinois, – Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AAR Corp. (NYSE: AIR), David P. Storch, 65, announced today his plan to retire as CEO after 39 years with the Company effective May 31, 2018. AAR President and Chief Operating Officer John M. Holmes was elected by the Board of Directors today at its regularly scheduled quarterly meeting to become CEO effective June 1, 2018. Storch will continue to lead the Board as its non-executive Chairman and work alongside Holmes on business strategy, talent development and industry relations.

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Jan
10
2018

IHST Partner Releases New Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

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WASHINGTON DC – The European partner of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has updated and released a comprehensive 168-page guide for helicopter flight instructors based on extensive feedback from the helicopter training community. The goal of the guide, which was developed in coordination with the Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority, is to provide a primary resource for instructors and a strong foundation for safe helicopter operations.

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Jan
10
2018

Bell Helicopter Makes Debut as First Major Helicopter Manufacturer to Exhibit at CES

Posted by jhadmin

CES 2018 – Las Vegas, NV - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and major global helicopter manufacturer, revealed today at CES 2018 its air taxi cabin design and fully integrated user experience. The four-passenger cabin demonstrates Bell’s view of an on-demand mobility aircraft that focuses on a people-first engineered user experience tailored with an urban air taxi ride.

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Jan
10
2018

DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS DANIEL BOEN

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AUSTIN, Texas, - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has added Daniel Boen as a Regional sales manager.

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Jan
09
2018

Waypoint Leasing Places H145 Helicopter with CAF Táxi Aéreo in Brazil

Posted by jhadmin

January 9, 2018 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to CAF Táxi Aéreo (“CAF”) in Brazil to be used in private charter transportation within São Paulo. This transaction marks Waypoint’s 15th H145 delivery, and the first lease Waypoint has completed for private charter transportation.

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Jan
09
2018

Applications for Green Communities grants now open

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rockwell Collins is currently seeking proposals for its 2018 Green Communities grant program. Launched in 2004, the program helps fund environmental projects in communities where the company operates around the world. Applications will be accepted now through Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, with grant winners being announced on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2018.

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Jan
09
2018

NTSB Report Released: Caldwell, ID

Posted by jhadmin

On December 17, 2017, about 1300 mountain standard time, an experimental amateur-built Rotorway Exec series helicopter, N716JB, landed hard following a loss of engine power at Caldwell Industrial Airport, Caldwell, Idaho. The private pilot was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tailboom during the accident sequence. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. The local flight departed Caldwell about 1250. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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