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Mar
06
2019

KAMAN LAUNCHES NEW K-MAX® COMPOSITE BLADE PROGRAM

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Mar. 5, 2019-- Kaman Aerospace Group, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it has launched a composite blade development program for the K-MAX® helicopter.

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Mar
06
2019

HONEYWELL DEBUTS NEW COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR HELICOPTERS

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ATLANTA, March 5, 2019 — At this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is introducing a new Mission Communications Terminal and the latest supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Aspire® 200 satellite communications system on the Bell B429.

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Mar
06
2019

Babcock reports successful first year of H175 operations in Timor

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Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Babcock Australasia, the aerospace and defence company, is celebrating its first year of Airbus H175 helicopter operations in Timor Leste after clocking up nearly 1400 flights providing offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customer.

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Mar
06
2019

ACH160 helicopter sale maintains strong ACH momentum into 2019

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Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – The sale of an Airbus ACH160 private helicopter to a European customer who is taking an Airbus aircraft for the first time underlines the sustained success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters following its highly positive first full year in 2018.

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Mar
06
2019

Airbus Helicopters selects Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power H135 for U.S. Navy Trainer Replacement proposal

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Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Airbus Helicopters announced Wednesday its selection of the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the Airbus H135 IFR-certified helicopter the company is proposing for the U.S. Navy helicopter trainer replacement. Company officials made the announcement at the 2019 Heli-Expo industry trade show in Atlanta.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: Weststar Aviation Services tests HeliLink virtual technical support technology on AW Family helicopters

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Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd of Malaysia as launch customer of the HeliLink digital product support engineering assistant. The new service provides a remote video-call support for maintenance technicians with augmented reality, resulting in quick assistance for trouble shooting, improved helicopter fleet reliability and management. Weststar will benefit from this service through its AW Family fleet of AW169, AW139 and AW189 types.

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Mar
06
2019

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet with additional H225 order

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Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has acquired an additional H225. With the new helicopter, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will include two AS332s and 11 H225s, for security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, and disaster relief missions in Japan.

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Tags: Airbus AS332 H225 Japan Coast Guard
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Mar
06
2019

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

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Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC's S-76 fleet; and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement.

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Mar
06
2019

Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

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Safran Helicopter Engines has obtained a Validation of Type Certification (VTC) from CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) for its Arriel 2H engine powering the Avicopter AC312E. A VTC is based on the EASA type certificate (obtained in 2018) and confirms that an imported engine conforms with Chinese airworthiness standards. This Arriel variant was selected in 2015 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (Aviation Industry Corporation of China), and certified by EASA in April 2018. The AC312E made its maiden flight in July 2016.

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Mar
06
2019

DRF Luftrettung, first customer to use Safran Health Monitoring service with Airbus’ data collection systems

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Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus' Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis analysis and maintenance plan customization.

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Mar
06
2019

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Aero Asahi Corporation covering Arriel engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Aero Asahi Corporation, covering engines powering the operator's BK117C2, H125, S-76C+ and AS 365 N3 fleets. This 5-year contract supports a total of 55 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. This agreement is the second 5-year SBH® extension contract signed with this Japanese operator, one of the longest-standing support contracts of this kind (15 years) in the region.

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Mar
06
2019

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for search and rescue operations

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The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration.

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Mar
06
2019

FreeFlight Systems announces new radar altimeter display for helicopter operators

Posted by jhadmin

March, 6 2019 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today a new radar altimeter display system, the RAD-45. This new display was designed to exceed new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad.

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems NextGen
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Mar
06
2019

CNC Technologies To Demo CNC.LIVE, Newly Launched Defense Grade Online Portal for Airborne Law Enforcement at Heli-Expo, Booth C2203

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ATLANTA – CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today the broad availability of CNC.LIVE, a new, defense-grade online portal for airborne law enforcement and public safety operations. Initially deployed as the aerial law enforcement hub for this year’s Super Bowl, CNC.LIVE will be available for demo at the CNC Technologies booth (C2203) at Heli-Expo.

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Mar
06
2019

ROTORTRADE 2019 DEVELOPMENT PLANS

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Rotortrade has been keeping very busy these past few years and 2019 will be no different. The company has just announced excellent results of 25 helicopter deliveries in 2018 and the opening of RT ANZ in Melbourne to cover the Oceania market.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: world’s first AW609 tiltrotor and US AW169 helicopter simulators to expand advanced training services

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Atlanta, – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta the start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in Philadelphia and will be in service in 2020.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia to meet growing demand for training services in North and Latin America

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Atlanta, – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020.

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Mar
06
2019

Metro delivers first IFR certified EC145e

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Metro Aviation announced today the delivery of the first Single/Dual Pilot Instrument Flight Rules-capable Airbus EC145e to GundersenAIR in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

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Mar
06
2019

ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle, Offers Introductory Rate at HELI-EXPO 2019

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(ATLANTA, Ga., — March 6, 2019) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced at Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, HELI-EXPO, in Atlanta that the company will offer a special introductory rate and package for its new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle.

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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92® Helicopter Crew For Rescue In Norway

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ATLANTA, -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized the heroic efforts of a CHC Helicopter crew with a Sikorsky Rescue Award, highlighting a successful search and rescue mission conducted with an S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the Winged-S Rescue Award in a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.

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Mar
05
2019

Everett Aviation Signs With Lobo Leasing For Its First Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter

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ATLANTA, March 5, 2019 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today welcomed Everett Aviation as its newest S-92A™ helicopter customer at a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Everett signed a contract with Lobo Leasing Limited for a utility S-92A helicopter that will support oil and gas and utility operations.

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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Expands IFly™ Performance Calculator To S-70i™ Black Hawk® Helicopter Operators

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) issued a beta version of its iFly Sikorsky™ performance calculator for the S-70i™ Black Hawk® helicopter. Available from the Apple Store as an iPad tablet app, iFly Sikorsky gives S-70i administrators, pilots and mission planners a quick and easy method to configure aircraft cabin layout and installed mission equipment; calculate aircraft weight and balance; access weather data; review takeoff, landing, and cruise profiles; predict aircraft performance during each phase of flight; and determine range relative to aircraft position and intended destination.

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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data And Satcom Connectivity Into Newest IFly Sikorsky App Release

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Atlanta, – S-92 helicopter operators flying to Norway’s North Sea oil rigs will soon be able to receive real-time meteorological data direct from micro weather stations located at destination helidecks. Integrated by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), into the 2.2 release of the iFly Sikorsky™ flight performance calculator, the upgraded app will allow flight planners and aircrews to determine environmental conditions at offshore rigs before an aircraft’s departure from home base, or optionally via satellite communication link while in flight.

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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Receives FAA Type Certification In The Restricted Category For The S-70M Black Hawk Helicopter

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Atlanta, - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying that the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter design meets the applicable airworthiness requirements in the Restricted Category. The type certificate will allow Sikorsky to request authorization from the FAA to produce S-70M aircraft for the following special purpose operations increasingly requested by the growing civil helicopter market: external cargo, agriculture operations, and forest and wildlife conservation.

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Mar
05
2019

Airbus Helicopters North America increases orders and market share in 2018

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Atlanta, 5 March, 2019 – Airbus Helicopters North America delivered 57 rotorcraft and logged gross bookings for 75 helicopters (net: 71) in 2018 (up from 70 gross orders in 2017), reaffirming its North American civil & parapublic market lead with a market share of 72%.

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Mar
05
2019

Airbus Helicopters Expands Data Collection and Analytics Capabilities Through Partnership with SKYTRAC

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Atlanta, 5 March 2019 - Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SKYTRAC that will enable helicopters equipped with SKYTRAC real-time data processing and communications hardware to transmit their aircraft and flight data directly to servers on the ground, ensuring the continuous flow of data from the air to the ground for analysis.

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Mar
05
2019

True Blue Power Introduces Fifth-Generation, Maintenance-free, Lithium-ion Battery Family at HAI Press Conference

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ATLANTA, Ga. (March 5, 2019) — The leading manufacturer of lithium-ion aircraft batteries, True Blue Power, introduced the company’s new, fifth-generation (Gen5) main ship batteries during a press conference today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo. The ultra-lightweight, TB20 (20 amp-hour), TB30 (30 amp-hour) and TB40 (40 amp-hour) are the company’s first on-condition, lithium-ion, engine-start batteries. Engineered to address the many challenges lead-acid and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) technologies present, the True Blue Power Gen5 family eliminates expensive battery maintenance, frequent capacity checks, low-voltage operational delays and most battery-related AOG situations.

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Mar
05
2019

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

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As Europe’s longest-established dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, Sloane Helicopters will soon be taking delivery of its 500th new Robinson helicopter – R44 Raven II S/N 14297. This significant milestone highlights the successful partnership between Sloane and Robinson, reflecting Sloane’s dedication and expertise in supporting the full range of Robinson helicopters.

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Mar
05
2019

Kopter Group and Louisiana State announce new helicopter facility

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Heli-Expo, Atlanta, March 5, 2019 - During an event taking place today at Heli-Expo, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group’s CEO Andreas Löwenstein jointly announced that Kopter will establish a new production facility for its SH09 helicopter in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Mar
05
2019

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation order launches new Airbus H145 helicopter in emergency medical services sector

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Airbus announced at Heli-Expo the launch of the new version of the best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter which features an innovative five-bladed rotor, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity.

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Tags: Airbus H125
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