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Apr
20
2018

Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Posted by jhadmin

Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium.

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Tags: AC352 Avicopter Safran
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Apr
20
2018

Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets.

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Apr
20
2018

SIKORSKY ANNOUNCES ITS GERMAN INDUSTRIALIZATION FOR THE COUNTRY'S NEW HEAVY LIFT HELICOPTER COMPETITION

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BERLIN, PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, announced its German industrialization plan for competing in the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program with the world class heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion. Rheinmetall Group, which has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Sikorsky, will lead in-service support for the CH-53K.

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Tags: CH-53K German Air Force Lockheed Martin Rheinmetall Group Sikorsky
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Apr
20
2018

FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

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WILSONVILLE, Ore. & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneSense, Inc. announced today that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to better perform their missions.

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Tags: DroneSense FLIR Systems
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Apr
20
2018

AAR Wins IDIQ Award from U.S. Army for Aircraft Maintenance And Supply Chain Management

Posted by jhadmin

WOOD DALE, Illinois, – AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments, has been awarded a 10-year hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command for aircraft and support equipment maintenance, minor modification and supply chain management. The work will be primarily performed outside the continental U.S. in support of U.S. Army operations.

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Tags: AAR US Army
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Apr
20
2018

AHS International Rebrands as “The Vertical Flight Society”

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Fairfax, VA — The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, Inc. today announced that it is changing its name to The Vertical Flight Society — the tagline that it has used in various forms for the past half-century.

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Tags: AHS American Helicopter Society The Vertical Flight Society
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Apr
20
2018

Helicentre Announces 2019 US FAA CPL(H) Scholarship

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Leading UK helicopter training organisation Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be bringing it’s Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Program to the United States. As the company moves into it’s seventh year offering training scholarships, they are now offering another life-changing opportunity to help budding pilots fast-track their way onto the career ladder. Helicentre Aviation will award a full FAA Commercial Pilot [CPL(H)] Scholarship, with a value of $45,000, to one successful applicant in 2019. The CPL(H) Scholarship will cover the entire cost of all post-PPL(H) hour building, ground school for the commercial written exam and the CPL(H) flying course - a total of up to 110 hours flight time in the Guimbal Cabri G2.

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Tags: Helicentre Aviation
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Apr
19
2018

In less than 9 months, DART Aerospace brings the 505 Bearpaw to the global market

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – April 19th, 2018 – On July 13th 2017, DART Aerospace gathered key members of its Canadian product development team, based in both Calgary, Alberta and Hawkesbury, Ontario to kick off a project for bearpaws on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Tags: Bearpaws Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Dart
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Apr
18
2018

First H145 for utility missions in the U.S. delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

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Grand Prairie, Texas, 18 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new Airbus H145 to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a major Southern California public utility company, which has put the aircraft to use supporting its vast electric transmission and distribution network.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H145 San Diego Gas & Electric
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Apr
18
2018

S.A.F.E. Structure outfits Nassau County Police Bell 429 Fleet with custom ergonomic maintenance stands.

Posted by jhadmin

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully satisfied its contract for the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of safety-first ergonomic Bell 429 maintenance stands for the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) in Bethpage, New York.

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Apr
18
2018

Armed Forces Day Fly-in at KBLM

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LZ-64.com is promoting an Armed Forces Day Fly-in/Drive-in event for veterans with PTSD. The event connects veterans, families and groups that help veterans.

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Apr
18
2018

H+S Aviation partners with Champion Aerospace to support PT6A, PW100 and PW200 engine operators in EMEA region

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Portsmouth, UK - H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces an exclusive partnership with Champion Aerospace, a Transdigm Group company, to offer repair, overhaul and exchange options for electrical accessories serving customers in the EMEA region. The agreement covers the alternate Champion Aerospace products for the PT6A, PW100 and PW200 engines.

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Tags: BBA Aviation H + S Aviation
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Apr
18
2018

LEONARDO DEMONSTRATES ITS AW159 HELICOPTER TO MALAYSIA'S ARMED FORCES

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Leonardo, with the support of the UK’s 847 Naval Air Squadron, presented its AW159 Wildcat helicopter to Malaysia’s Armed Forces at Royal Malaysian Navy Base Lumut and Leonardo Helicopters’ facility at Subang Airport, near Kuala Lumpur last week. The two AW159 Wildcats are part of the French Navy’s five month amphibious deployment, Exercise Jeanne d’Arc, to the Middle East, Asia and South Pacific and are embarked on the helicopter assault ship FS Dixmude to provide a battlefield reconnaissance capability to the deployed forces.

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Apr
16
2018

Leonardo: Pakistan continues helicopter fleet renewal with order for additional AW139s

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 16 April 2018 – Leonardo announced today that the Government of Pakistan will introduce into service an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, passenger transport and emergency medical service operations across the nation. The helicopters will be delivered in early 2019.

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Apr
16
2018

LIFEPORT ANNOUNCES NEXT GENERATION DIVAN

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WOODLAND, Washington, April 16, 2018 – LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced approval of its next generation, dynamic (16G) side facing VIP divan. The new divan provides the market with the first non-airbag solution to meet the new certification requirements of FAA Policy PS-ANM-25-03-R1. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Tags: LifePort Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Apr
16
2018

LEONARDO'S M-40 TARGET DRONE GETS GREEN LIGHT FOR OPERATIONS

Posted by jhadmin

Following comprehensive testing at the PISQ (Poligono Interforze Salto di Quirra) joint armed forces test range in Sardinia, Leonardo’s new Mirach-40 (M-40) target drone has been authorised for operational use by the Italian Directorate of Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA), as the national Military Airworthiness Authority (MAA).

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Tags: drone Leonardo PISQ
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Apr
16
2018

Universal Avionics Corporate Team Announces New CFO

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - April 16, 2018 – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Curtis Thelen to the position of Chief Financial Officer for the company. Mr. Thelen transitions into this new role as predecessor, Mr. Michael Delgado retires after 20 years with the company.

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Tags: CFO Curtis Thelen Universal Avionics
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Apr
16
2018

CHC Norway Wins Contract Extension with Aker BP

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STAVANGER, NORWAY, April 16, 2018 – CHC Group announced it has signed a two-year contract extension with Aker BP to support their infield shuttle at the greater Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea.

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Apr
16
2018

FLYT launches industry first digital helicopter booking platform as rotary world follows successful private jet booking disruptors

Posted by jhadmin

FLYT, a brand new digital helicopter booking service allowing customers to instantly view quotes from an extensive range of UK helicopter operators and book online via desktop, tablet or smartphone, is now live with the aim of lowering the cost of rotary travel and making it more accessible to a wider customer base.

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Tags: FLYT
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Apr
16
2018

CHC Australia Secures Search and Rescue Continuation with RAAF

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA, April 16, 2018 – CHC Group announced they have signed a 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue services at five bases around Australia.

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Apr
16
2018

Sundance Helicopters Partners with University of North Dakota Aerospace for SkyPath Helicopter Pilot Development Initiative

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, April 16, 2018– Sundance Helicopters, Inc., in partnership with The John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota (UND Aerospace), announced the SkyPath program to the university’s helicopter students and staff during the 37th Annual Student Aviation Management Association’s (SAMA) Aerospace Conference and Career Fair. Students discovered more about the SkyPath program which defines a career pathway for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots.

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Tags: Helicopter Career Pathway SkyPath Sundance Helicopters University of North Dakota
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Apr
15
2018

Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for all operators and maintainers of GE Aviation’s T58 and CT58 engine series

Posted by jhadmin

Aurora, Ore. ꟷ Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (Columbia) and GE Aviation (GE) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby Columbia Helicopters will become the Total Logistics Support provider for all operators and maintainers of T58 and CT58 engines with the sole exception being the T58-400B engine model used for executive transport by the US Government. This agreement will ensure the continued seamless support of the T58 and CT58 engine series, within the established capabilities and approvals held by Columbia.

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Apr
13
2018

East/West Recognized as a “Supplier of the Year” by Boeing

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RONKONKOMA, NY – East/West Industries, Inc. has been recognized as a Supplier of the Year in the Global Supplier Diversity category by The Boeing Company. East/West was one of just 13 companies honored April 11 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.

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Apr
13
2018

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Completes Its 100thHelicopter Main and Tail Rotor Servo Actuator Overhaul & Repair (Squirrel/Dauphin/AW109/AW119)

Posted by jhadmin

Lake Zurich, IL…Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair Organizations (MROs), announced today that it has completed its 100thhelicopter servo actuator overhaul and repair in Brazil. The company began servicing helicopter servo actuators in early 2017 following its selection as a licensee for the OEM, Leonardo Helicopters (http://www.leonardocompany.com). The license enabled APS to service actuators on the AW109/119 series helicopters for operators based in Brazil. APS was granted another license from UTC Aerospace Systems in 2017, authorizing APS as the only Level III repair station in Latin America for servo actuators on the Squirrel and Dauphin Aiirbus Helicopter platforms (http://www.airbus.com/helicopters)

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Apr
12
2018

Strengthening Partnerships: Sikorsky's CH-53K Heavy Lift Helicopter Makes Historic First Flight in Germany

Posted by jhadmin

HOLZDORF, Germany, April 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, and the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K heavy lift helicopter reached another historic first. The CH-53K, which recently arrived in Germany, flew its first flight on foreign soil at Holzdorf Air Base, Germany. The aircraft executed a flawless flight around the air base, as the Sikorsky team continues preparation for the King Stallion's public international debut at the ILA Berlin Air Show, April 25 - 29.

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Apr
12
2018

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

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Marignane, 12 April 2018 – On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters with the H160 carrying this sound-reducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft.

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Tags: Airbus Eurocopter Fenestron H160
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Apr
12
2018

CHC Australia Holds Naming Ceremony for Two New AW189 Helicopters

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA, April 12, 2018 – Today, CHC Helicopter unveiled the Ngarluma names of their two new AW189 helicopters in Karratha.

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Tags: AW189 CHC Helicopter Ngarluma
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Apr
11
2018

NTSB Report Released: Blair, WI

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Blair, WIOn March 7, 2018, about 1400 central standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, transporting a powerline worker via a long line, was involved in an accident near Blair, Wisconsin, when the worker contacted the powerlines and received serious injuries. The helicopter was not damaged and the pilot received no injuries. The helicopter was registered to HLH Holdings, LLC, and was operated by High Line Helicopters, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as a Rotorcraft External-Load Operation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The local flight had just originated when the accident occurred.

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Apr
11
2018

HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

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HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled events are covered by a dedicated worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pool, ensuring the helicopter’s availability at all times, while maintenance costs are optimised and therefore lower.

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Tags: Airbus HCare HCM Group HELICAL
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Apr
11
2018

Looking back at Voom’s first year

Posted by jhadmin

One year ago, the on-demand helicopter booking platform Voom launched in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with the mission of elevating travelers’ daily lives by elevating their daily commute. Voom has been quite busy over the past 12 months, showing substantial user interest and rapid growth, including its recent expansion into Mexico City.

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Tags: Airbus Voom
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