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Jan
29
2020

PURPLE HEART HOMES ENTERS 2020 WITH SUCCESSFUL END TO 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Statesville, NC – January 29, 2020. Purple Heart Homes (PHHUSA – www.PHHUSA.org) is pleased to announce that it has ended 2019 – and the 2010-2019 decade - having experienced substantial growth.

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Tags: PHHUSA Purple Heart Homes
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Jan
29
2020

Installation of a Digital Heading Indicator in Airbus H125 Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

The RCA1510 digital heading indicator from RC Allen works completely independently. The system only requires a connection to the power supply and an external GPS antenna. Since the digital heading indicator does not have a mechanical gyroscope, it is much more accurate than conventional heading indicators. A further advantage is the brightness control of the screen which improves the visibility for the pilot. The indicator fits into a standard 3-inch panel cutout and is fixed with four screws.

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Tags: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG
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Jan
29
2020

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

Posted by jhadmin

During HAI 2020, Bell announced their collaboration with Norwegian oil and gas operator, Wintershall Dea Norge AS, to bring enhanced helicopter operational safety to the North Sea.

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Tags: Bell
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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Develops New H225 Modifications

Posted by jhadmin

January 29, 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety.

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Tags: H225 Heli-One
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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Posted by jhadmin

January 29 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant.

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Tags: Heli-One
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
29
2020

Helicopter Flight Training Center hires Robert Stevenson as sales director

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, announced today the hire of Robert Stevenson, a 20- year industry veteran, as its training center sales director.

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Tags: Helicopter Flight Training Center metro aviation Robert Stevenson
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
29
2020

Metro Aviation celebrates delivery of first American-made EC145e

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation today announced the delivery of the first American-made EC145e, which was completed for Duke Life Flight of Duke Health based in Durham, North Carolina. This is the first of two EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability that Metro is completing for the program.

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Tags: Duke Life Flight EC145e metro aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Tennessee Valley Authority Will Add Four Bell Aircraft to Existing Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407GXi Tennessee Valley Authority textron TVA
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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo celebrates longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements with major official distributors at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo is celebrating at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2020 the longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements of some of its official distributors who have contributed to the growing success and presence of its helicopters worldwide. Among them, Sloane Helicopters, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and Rotortrade have supported the introduction or the growth of several models in key regions in recent years.

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Tags: Leonardo
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines.

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Tags: Safran
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Jan
28
2020

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly online interface. Safran is reinforcing the service’s customization possibilities and improves the user experience.

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Tags: Safran
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS RECEIVES FIRST STC FOR GARMIN GTN750H NAVIGATOR IN AS-365() DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.

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Tags: Maxcraft Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters launches new collaborative customer portal and online Marketplace

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a number of improvements to its digital services ecosystem based on feedback from customers, including the new collaborative AirbusWorld customer portal and an online Marketplace making e-commerce practices from the consumer world available to Airbus customers.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters AirbusWorld
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Jan
28
2020

Shell Aircraft looking to introduce the H160 into service

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H160
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Jan
28
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS RECEIVES FIRST STC FOR GARMIN GTN750H NAVIGATOR IN AS-365() DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.

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Tags: Airbus Maxcraft Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit to Receive the First Bell Manufactured Public Safety Configured Bell 505

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Tags: Alameda County Sheriff Bell textron
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Robinson Newscopters Deliver News in Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — Robinson Newscopters continue to make inroads into major media markets in the U.S. with Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida, becoming the latest to employ Robinson Electric News Gathering (ENG) helicopters.

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Tags: Robinson
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

NASA places order for three Airbus H135 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135 NASA
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

MD HELICOPTERS CAPITALIZES ON JOINT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR SINGLE AND TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has expanded and enhanced helicopter production capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona, world headquarters. Certified as a joint military and commercial manufacturing and completion center, with both Government (“GFRC”) and FAA oversight, MDHI has improved the production processes for its full range of single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI
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Jan
28
2020

UNIVERSAL AVIONICS INSIGHT™ DISPLAY SYSTEM SELECTED FOR MD HELICOPTERS’ MD 900/902 EXPLORER

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI UA Universal Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

KAMAN K-MAX® ADVANCES CIVIL AND MILITARY AUTONOMOUS FLIGHT PROGRAMS

Posted by jhadmin

LOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2020-- Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), today announced the advancement of its military and commercial K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) programs. Kaman continues the development of the next generation of K-MAX UAS to support US Marine Corps future operating concepts. These logistics systems add flexibility and speed of distribution to all sizes of ground formations, while reducing the risk to our service men and women. “We have a combat proven system that sustained over 95% readiness while in the field. Looking ahead the next generation aircraft will leverage advancements in unmanned technologies and will add new autonomy capabilities,” said Romin Dasmalchi, Senior Director Business Development of the Kaman Air Vehicles division.

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Tags: Kaman Kaman Air Vehicles UAS
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Jan
28
2020

Maverick Helicopters announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 Maverick Helicopters
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Kopter presents the SH09 final design features at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, USA, January 28, 2020 - Kopter presented the final design features of its next generation single engine helicopter at a press briefing held on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020.

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Tags: Heli Expo Kopter Group
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

ERICKSON ANNOUNCES THE S-64F+ AIR CRANE® HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced at Heli Expo, a new production line of the legacy Air Crane introducing the S-64F+ to the market.

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Tags: Air Crane Erickson Heli Expo S-64F+
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Jan
28
2020

German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in the world. The contract, booked in 2019, also renews DRF’s HCare smart contract, a full support parts-by-the-hour contract for DRF’s entire fleet for the next eight years.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters DRF Luftrettung H135 H145
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters to deliver 16 new H125s to Customs and Border Protection

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, January 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) will enhance its patrol and surveillance capabilities with the addition of 16 new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus AMO CBP H125
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Jan
28
2020

More power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020- Airbus Helicopters has announced a major performance increase on the H125 by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Arriel 2D H125 Safran Helicopter Engines
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 Press Announcement

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, California – Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters.

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Tags: MDHI Universal Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

MD HELICOPTERS COMPLETES ALL REQUIRED COMPANY TESTS FOR MD 530F MGTOW INCREASE TO 3,350 POUNDS

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly announces the completion of all company test and reporting requirements related to the max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) increase from 3,100 to 3,350 pounds for its MD 530F single engine helicopter. A preferred platform of law enforcement and utility operators worldwide, the MGTOW increase will provide operators extended range, greater mission versatility, more time on target, and increased mission equipment options.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Leonardo to acquire Kopter with the aim of extending its helicopter market leadership

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit for Leonardo’s state of the art product range offering opportunities for future technological developments. The Swiss company’s competencies will boost future developments towards more disruptive technologies, mission capabilities and performances, including innovative hybrid/electrical propulsion solutions. This acquisition will replace the planned investment aimed at the development of a new single engine helicopter. Within the Helicopter Division of Leonardo, Kopter will act as an autonomous legal entity and competence centre working in coordination with us.

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Tags: Kopter Leonardo
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