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Sep
11
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Jacksonville, FL

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to maintain rotor rpm during a practice autorotation, which resulted in ground contact and a dynamic rollover.

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Sep
10
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Newark, OH

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's decision to relinquish the helicopter flight controls to a non-rated passenger during a 3 ft hover.

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Sep
10
2018

Kurt Robinson Will Discuss IHST Initiatives at FAA Rotorcraft Conference

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WASHINGTON DC – Robinson Helicopter Company President and CEO Kurt Robinson will represent the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) in Texas next month when he addresses the helicopter industry at the FAA’s 2018 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference. The three-day workshop event takes place in Hurst, TX, on Oct. 23-25. The free conference (www.faahelisafety.org) gathers together rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, helicopter operators, students and government regulators from the United States and abroad. Robinson will offer a report on the IHST’s progress and will discuss accident trends, results of the global safety survey, and the IHST’s “Go Local” safety culture campaign. The “Go Local” program targets pilot decision-making and seeks volunteers to support the campaign in their local communities.

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Tags: FAA Rotorcraft Conference Helicopter Safety Helicopter Safety Team IHST
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Sep
10
2018

NTSB Final Report - Alexandria, MN

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot and two medical crew members were conducting a night instrument flight rules cross country flight to pick up a patient. During the instrument approach to the destination airport, the weather conditions deteriorated. The pilot was using the helicopter's autopilot to fly the GPS approach to the airport, and the pilot and the medical crew reported normal helicopter operations. Upon reaching the GPS approach minimum descent altitude, the pilot was unable to see the airport and executed a go-around. The pilot reported that, after initiating the go around, he attempted to counteract, with right cyclic input, an un-commanded sharp left 45° bank . Recorded flight data revealed that the helicopter climbed and made a progressive right bank that reached 50°. The helicopter descended as the right bank continued, and the airspeed increased until the helicopter impacted treetops. The helicopter then impacted terrain on it's right side and came to rest near a group of trees.

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Sep
10
2018

Pratt & Whitney Awarded $437M Contract Modification for Adaptive Engines

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a $437 million contract modification by the U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) for next generation adaptive propulsion risk reduction for potential air superiority applications.

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Sep
10
2018

SIKORSKY BLACK HAWK HELICOPTER MARKS ITS FIRST 40 YEARS OF SERVICE AND PREPARES FOR ANOTHER 50 YEARS OF OPERATION

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STRATFORD, Conn., – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has kicked off its campaign marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk helicopter, an iconic aircraft that is poised to continue to support military and search and rescue efforts around the world for decades to come with ongoing technology enhancements.

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Sep
10
2018

Milestone Aviation and Airbus to provide five H145 helicopters to Aramco

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Dublin – Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Airbus Helicopters announced today they will provide five H145s to Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise.

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Sep
10
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: West Chester, PA

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The flight instructor's decision to continue the practice autorotation in known gusting wind conditions, which resulted in a hard landing and roll over.

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Sep
07
2018

Trakka Systems Announces TrakkaCam TC-300 and TrakkaMaps TM-100 for Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN Program

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SARASOTA, Florida -- Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office RAVEN program has selected the TrakkaCam TC-300 and Trakka’s Map & Video Management System the TM-100 to replace the 8500 manufactured by FLIR Systems and Churchill Map system. RAVEN utilizes the TrakkaCam TC-300 and TrakkaMaps TM-100 to locate crime suspects and to perform search and rescue missions.

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Sep
07
2018

KAMAN COMPOSITES - WICHITA WINS SIKORSKY COMBAT RESCUE HELICOPTER COMPOSITE WORK STATEMENT

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WICHITA, KS, - Kaman Composites - Wichita, Inc. (KCW), announced continued success with a new statement of work to supply complex composite components and assemblies for the Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter. KCW, a subsidiary of Kaman Aerospace Group, Inc. and part of its Aerosystems Division, is a leading supplier of complex composite structures, components, and assemblies for the commercial and defense aerospace industry.

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Sep
07
2018

Rotortrade partners with Indocopters (Vectra Group) in India

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7th of September 2018, Heli-Power India Airshow, New Delhi – Rotortrade and Indocopters (Vectra Group) announce the signing of a Network Partnership Agreement to offer nose to tail pre-owned helicopter sales, retrofit and support solutions in India.

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Sep
06
2018

LOCKHEED MARTIN AND DRONE RACING LEAGUE LAUNCH GROUNDBREAKING AI INNOVATION CHALLENGE

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SAN FRANCISCO, -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Drone Racing League (DRL) today announced an innovation competition, challenging teams to develop artificial intelligence (AI) technology that will enable an autonomous drone to race a pilot-operated drone – and win. Participating teams will compete in a series of challenges for their share of over $2 million in prizes.

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Sep
06
2018

DART Total Care Program minimizes downtime for remote Zil Air fleet

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Since 2007, Zil Air has provided luxury “limo services” using helicopter and fixed wing aircraft in Seychelles, Africa. The Zil Air fleet includes three Eurocopter EC120B helicopters and various fixed-wing aircraft models. Customers have used Zil Air for their first-class experience, including such amenities as satellite TV, wi-fi and cold refreshments in the VIP lounge, and air-conditioned comfort in flight.

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Sep
05
2018

HFI 2019 Scholarships: Achieve Your Dream

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Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry.

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Sep
05
2018

Coptersafety chooses Rockwell Collins’ helicopter dome-based complete visual systems

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Sept. 5, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has been selected by Coptersafety to provide three turnkey integrated Level D helicopter dome-based complete visual systems. The systems include multiple EP-8100® image generators, 4K ultra-high resolution, liquid crystal over silicon (LCoS) laser-illuminated projectors, a 240 degree by 80 degree motion-compatible dome display, night vision goggle capability and additional channels for camera systems, vertical reference window, cargo mirrors and an Enhanced Vision System (EVS). Deliveries are currently underway to its training facility in Helsinki, Finland, and two of the systems have already been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency.

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Sep
04
2018

Leonardo presents the AW109 Trekker - the Special Forces Helicopter for Australia’s Land 2097 Ph 4 - Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability

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Rome, 4 September 2018 – Leonardo is presenting the AW109 Trekker at Land Forces 2018 as a fully commercial, off the shelf solution to the Australian Defence Force needs for Land 2097, Phase 4 Special Operations Rotary Wing Capability. The AW109 Trekker is readily deployable by C17 transport aircraft, requiring less than 30 minutes preparation for embarkation on the C17.

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Sep
04
2018

Rockwell Collins to help U.S. Navy meet civil navigation standards on multiple aircraft

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Rockwell Collins is helping multiple U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aircraft obtain safety-critical Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP-RNAV) capabilities through a contract issued by the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Air Combat Electronics program office (PMA-209).

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Sep
04
2018

Whirly-Girls Opens 2019 Scholarship Season

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The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2019 scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $150,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 15.

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Sep
04
2018

NTSB Report Released: Basin City, WA

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On August 7, 2018, about 1000 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N607RA, struck the ground during an agricultural spray run near Basin City Washington. The commercial pilot received minor injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by a post-impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Ranger Aviation Leasing, and operated by Northwind Aviation as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the time of the accident. The flight originated from a landing zone near the accident site.

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Sep
04
2018

NTSB Report Released: Honolulu, HI

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On August 8, 2018, about 0920 Hawaii-Aleutian standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N369MH, experienced a significant inflight vibration event, which resulted in the pilot executing an emergency landing to a school field in Honolulu, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and his 3 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to Schuman Carriage Company Ltd, and operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 136 air tour flight, doing business as Magnum Helicopters. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight. The flight originated from the operator's facility at Honolulu International Airport (HNL), Honolulu, Hawaii about 0909.

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Sep
04
2018

The Airbus Foundation celebrates its first decade

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Over the last 10 years the Airbus Foundation has grown in size and scope but remains committed to a strategy that focuses on inspiring the next generation and humanitarian action. Throughout the previous decade the Foundation, chaired by Airbus CEO Tom Enders, has used the company’s aeronautic and space products, competencies, diverse workforce and culture for driving innovation to address societal issues of all kinds. Here are just a few highlights of these activities, while more info is available on the Foundation pages.

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Sep
04
2018

Hiratagakuen strengthens Japan’s aeromedical operations with Airbus fleet

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Tokyo, Kansai-based helicopter operator Hiaratagakuen has welcomed its second H145//BK117D-2, following the milestone delivery of its first unit in December 2017. Currently operating 14 H135s and one H145//BK117D-2, this new H145//BK117D-2 will join Hiratagakuen’s growing fleet to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions, and serves as a passenger and material transport. The first H145//BK117D-2 already entered service in June 2018 for aeromedical operations at the Nagasaki Medical Centre in Nagasaki Prefecture.

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Aug
30
2018

Garmin® acquires FltPlan.com, a leading electronic flight planning and services provider

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Schaffhausen, Switzerland — Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that it has acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), a privately-held provider of electronic flight planning, scheduling, and trip support services, including the popular website FltPlan.com and mobile application FltPlan Go.

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Aug
30
2018

AVALEX TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCES THAT NATIONAL GRID LINE INSPECTION U.K. HAS SELECTED ITS WIDESCREEN QUAD HD DISPLAY AND HD DVR AS PART OF THE UPGRADE PROGRAM FOR ITS AIRBUS AS350 AND BELL 429 FLEET

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Gulf Breeze, FL – Representatives of Avalex Technologies has announced that National Grid Line Inspection has selected its AVM4178Q 17” widescreen HD display and AVR8411 single-channel HD DVR as part of its video monitoring system upgrade on its fleet of U.K.-based Airbus AS350 and Bell 429 helicopters.

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Aug
29
2018

When safety matters – Drone Rescue presents innovative, intelligent parachute rescue system

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The field of commercial drone applications is constantly expanding. New camera- and sensor systems enable applications, that were hardly viable years ago. Due to these new technologies the acquisition costs for commercial drone service providers also increase. More serious therefore are crashes, during which the drone as well as the additional load are destroyed. In order to minimise the damage to the system and also to possible bystanders on the ground, the Austrian company, Drone Rescue Systems, developed an intelligent parachute rescue system for the safe drone landing.

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Aug
27
2018

SIKORSKY HONORED AT NGAUS CONFERENCE FOR CONTINUED SUPPORT OF THE NATIONAL GUARD EDUCATION FOUNDATION

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Straford, Conn., – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was presented with the BG William W. Spruance Legacy Award at the National Guard Association of the United States (NGAUS) 140th General Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans. The award is the highest given by the National Guard Education Foundation (NGEF) and is presented to individuals and companies that have demonstrated impactful contribution, service and devotion to the NGEF and its mission of disseminating the National Guard’s story and raising awareness of its heritage and enduring contributions to the nation.

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Aug
22
2018

NTSB Report Released: Kindred, ND

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On August 16, 2018, about 1030 central daylight time, a Schweizer 300 helicopter, N3625Z, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Kindred, North Dakota. The commercial pilot was uninjured. The airplane was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight that departed about 1015 from a farmstead near McLeod, North Dakota, with the intended destination of Hector International Airport (FAR), Fargo, North Dakota.

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Aug
22
2018

Iconic Helicopter Sculpture Restored

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Volunteers at the Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare have given an iconic aircraft sculpture a new lease of life as its gate guardian. The full-size sculpture of a Bell JetRanger was donated to the museum by Barratt Homes in 2011 who had previously used it as promotional tool at new housing developments.

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Aug
22
2018

New FAA Approval Reduces Downtime for LORD Corporation Customers

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Cary, N.C. – LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot for Bell 412HP and 412EP helicopter platforms. Customers using PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save 35 percent on maintenance costs over a new purchase from the original manufacturer. The PMA part is now available at www.LORD.com/MRO

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Aug
21
2018

Enstrom Certifies Appareo Vision 1000

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Menominee, Mich., August, 2018– Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has certified Appareo’s Vision 1000 in the Enstrom 480B turbine helicopter. FAA certification for the Vision 1000 was granted in June followed by EASA and the Brazilian DAC. Approval is in process with the Chinese CAAC and the CAA of Argentina.

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