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Feb
15
2019

Vertical Aviation Technologies S-52L Hummingbird Close To Certification

Posted by jhadmin

Vertical Aviation Technologies located at Orlando-Sanford International Airport Florida has announced that efforts are well under way to certify the new four place S-52L helicopter in Primary Category. The process which has currently taken two years includes a Type Certificate and a Production Certificate.

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Feb
15
2019

Lockheed Martin Announces Continued Expansion, Job Growth

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ORLANDO, Fla., - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced the opening of its $50 million, 255,000 square foot Research & Development II facility in Orlando, Fla.

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Feb
15
2019

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

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Tags: FAA
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Feb
15
2019

Leonardo opens a new facility in Pisa and unveils its enhanced AWHERO Rotary Unmanned Air System for surveillance and disaster relief missions

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 15th February 2019 – Leonardo opened today its new facility in Pisa (Italy) dedicated to the development and production of the AWHERO Rotary Unmanned Air System (RUAS). During the official ceremony, also attended by national and local authorities and representatives from the industry, the first pre-production aircraft was also officially unveiled.

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Feb
14
2019

UAS Data Exchange (LAANC)

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The FAA UAS Data Exchange is an innovative, collaborative approach between government and private industry facilitating the sharing of airspace data between the two parties.

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Feb
14
2019

DART GETS TCCA APPROVAL FOR ITS IMPROVED EC/H130 EMERGENCY FLOAT SYSTEM

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – February 14, 2019 – DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from Transport Canada in late 2018 for its new EC/H130 Emergency Float System (EFS). Applicable to both legacy EC130B4 models and the latest H130 from Airbus, the new EFS features two major improvements over the previous generation kit: compatibility with OEM fixed provisions and the addition of quick release fittings, which allow for the removal of 70% of the kit’s weight in less than five minutes without any tools. In addition, the new EFS is approved for the latest gross weight of the H130 and features a squib-free electro mechanical valve made of corrosion-resistant steel.

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Feb
14
2019

HAI Announces 2019 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest Winners

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (February 14, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today the winners of the 2019 ROTOR Photo and Video Contest. Every year, excellent photographers and videographers, both amateur and professional, submit photos and videos in a variety of categories that represent the helicopter industry.

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Tags: HAI Photo Contest ROTOR
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Feb
13
2019

Curtiss-Wright Fortress™ Compact, Lightweight Flight Data Recorders Receive ETSO Approval from EASA

Posted by jhadmin

ASHBURN, Va. – February 13, 2019 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced has been granted European Technical Standard Order (ETSO) approval by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for its Fortress™ family of flight data recorders, commonly referred to as “black boxes.” The Fortress family is the newest range of flight data recorders on the market, and includes combination Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR) and Flight Data Recorders (FDR) that will surpass the requirements of the upcoming 2021 EASA minimum 25-hour cockpit voice recording mandate. These highly functional units deliver longer recording time, supporting the recently introduced EUROCAE classes 4, 5 and 6 Cockpit Voice Recorders (CVR). Believed to be the industry’s first to meet the demanding requirements of EUROCAE ED-112A, these CVR/FDRs enable the aircraft data to be used for more efficient operations, allowing for additional predictive maintenance and real-time playback of data and voice communications. The compact and lightweight Fortress product line is designed to meet all current and anticipated regulations. The EASA certifications include ETSO-C123c, ETSO-C124c, ETSO-C176a and ETSO-C177a.

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Feb
13
2019

USHST Sees Safety Benefits of Integrating UAS and OPA Technology into Helicopter Operations

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – As part of its commitment to drive down the civil helicopter fatal accident rate, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has issued a report identifying how Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and Optionally Piloted Aircraft (OPA) technology can reduce fatalities in high-risk operations.

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Feb
13
2019

BELL 407GXI CERTIFIED IN CHINA

Posted by jhadmin

13 February 2019 - The Bell 407GXi light single helicopter has received type certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). Outfitted with Garmin G1000H NXi integrated flight deck and dual-channel FADEC Rolls Royce M250-C47E/4 turboshaft engine, the Bell 407GXi takes the popular 407 series’ user experience to a new level.

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Feb
13
2019

NTSB Final Report Released: Caldwell, ID

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The private pilot was performing hover-taxi maneuvers in the experimental amateur-built helicopter when the engine lost all power, which resulted in a forced landing in a field during which the airplane landed hard. Postaccident examination revealed that the engine had seized due to oil exhaustion after the oil pressure gauge line had failed, causing most of the engine oil to be expelled overboard with an insufficient quantity of oil in the sump for engine operation.

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Feb
13
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Zaleski, OH

Posted by jhadmin

On January 29, 2019, at 0650 Eastern standard time, a single-engine, turbine-powered, Bell 407 helicopter, N191SF, collided with forested, rising terrain about 4 miles northeast of Zaleski, Ohio. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Viking Aviation, LLC, doing business as Survival Flight, Inc., as a visual flight rules helicopter air ambulance flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 when the accident occurred. The certificated commercial pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic were fatally injured, and the helicopter was destroyed. Visual meteorological conditions existed at the departure location, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight departed Mt. Carmel Hospital, Grove City, Ohio at 0628, destined for Holzer Meigs Hospital, Pomeroy, Ohio, about 69 miles southeast.

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Feb
13
2019

LORD Corporation Offers Popular Elastomeric Component Training at Heli-Expo

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CARY, N.C– A popular training session proven to reduce maintenance issues and minimize downtime will be offered by LORD Corporation at the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo Conference, to be held in Atlanta March 4-7.

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Feb
13
2019

FAA Makes Major Drone ID Marking Change

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has posted a rule in the Federal Register requiring small drone owners to display the FAA-issued registration number on an outside surface of the aircraft. Owners and operators may no longer place or write registration numbers in an interior compartment. The rule is effective on February 25. The markings must be in place for any flight after that date.

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Feb
13
2019

Bristow and Columbia Helicopters Terminate Proposed Transaction

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) and Columbia Helicopters, Inc. today announced that Bristow and Columbia have mutually agreed to terminate Bristow's agreement to acquire Columbia. In connection with the termination, Bristow has paid $20 million to Columbia. Bristow, Columbia and Columbia's shareholders have agreed to release each other from all claims in connection with the purchase agreement and the related transactions.

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Feb
13
2019

Boeing and Safran Announce New APU Joint Venture Name: Initium Aerospace

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO and PARIS, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Safran [EPA: SAF] today announce the name of their 50-50 joint venture to design, build and service Auxiliary Power Units (APUs): Initium Aerospace.

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Feb
13
2019

DART’S EC/H135 CROSSTUBES GET TCCA, EASA, AND FAA APPROVALS

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – February 13, 2019 – DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from TCCA, FAA and EASA in the last three months of 2018 for its Replacement Crosstubes for the Airbus EC/H135 helicopters. Adding to DART’s growing portfolio of Landing Gear, the ready-to-install Crosstubes are available in Standard Low and Mid-Height with factory-installed Supports.

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Feb
12
2019

Kopter expands its presence at Mollis airfield

Posted by jhadmin

Mollis, Switzerland, 12 February 2019 - After the positive vote of the citizens of Glarus North at the municipal assembly last November, the Kopter Group (Kopter) is starting its next expansion step. It has commissioned architect Dima & Partner based in Glarus with the design, planning and construction of a new > 20,000m2 building for its pre-assembly activities at the Mollis airfield. Dima & Partner emerged as the winner of Kopter's call for tender with their project proposal.

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Feb
12
2019

Universal Avionics Presents Innovative Flight Deck Solutions at the 2019 Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - February 12, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is exhibiting innovative flight deck solutions at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo. UA will showcase an InSight Display System demonstration rig with never before seen helicopter features. Attendees are invited to join UA for an in-booth (#C4028) press conference on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 1:30pm to unveil the new future flight deck concept. UA CEO Paul DeHerrera and Elbit Systems' VP of Commercial Aviation, Dror Yahav, will present.

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Feb
11
2019

INSTALLATION OF THE AIRBUS H125 FULL FLIGHT SIMULATOR

Posted by jhadmin

HELSINKI, FINLAND – Coptersafety started the installation of its next Level D Full-Flight simulator at the end of last year, and it is estimated to be ready for training in May. The installation work is done in cooperation with the experts from TRU Simulation + Training, which is the provider of all Coptersafety’s new simulators. The evaluation and approval of the EASA compliance authorities will take place after the assembly of the helicopter simulator.

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Feb
11
2019

Helicopter Association International Applauds DeFazio Bill to Keep FAA Open During Future Government Closures

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Association International (HAI) proudly applauds Rep. Peter DeFazio (D, Ore.-4th), for introducing the Aviation Funding Stability Act of 2019, intended to protect the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from future government shutdowns.

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Feb
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter was departing from a rooftop helipad, and the flight instructor noticed that, during the initial climb, as the helicopter crossed over the rooftop edge, the low rotor rpm horn and light activated. The helicopter then began to descend. The flight instructor lowered the collective and attempted twice to increase the throttle, but his actions did not stop the descent. Subsequently, he performed an autorotation to a street below the helipad and landed hard, resulting in substantial damage to the tail rotor and tailboom.

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Feb
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Belen, NM

Posted by jhadmin

On January 11, 2019, about 1440 mountain standard time, a Bell 47G-2 helicopter, N3755Z, collided with terrain while maneuvering near Belen, New Mexico. The pilot and passenger were not injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was owned by the pilot and operated under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that departed Belen Regional Airport (BRG), near Belen, New Mexico, about 1400.

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Feb
11
2019

Sikorsky's AAG And BLADE Announce Agreement For On-Demand Urban Mobility Option In New York City Using Sikorsky S-76® Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky's subsidiary Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) and Fly Blade, Inc ("BLADE"), a digitally-powered aviation company, announced an agreement today to provide a new on-demand urban mobility option in the New York City metro area. AAG is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Feb
11
2019

Airbus Helicopters and Helisim break ground on expanded North American training center

Posted by jhadmin

Grand Prairie – Airbus Helicopters Inc. and Helisim broke ground Tuesday on a new, state-of-the-art helicopter pilot and maintenance crew training center in Grand Prairie, Texas.

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Feb
08
2019

S.A.F.E. Structure completes USCG contract for MH60 hangar equipment

Posted by jhadmin

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a global leader in ergonomic safety-first aviation maintenance equipment for the civilian and military sectors announced today the delivery of its custom MH-60 Pitch Adjustment Tool, MH-60 Cowling Rack, and MH-60 Parts Cage for The United States Coast Guard fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 aircraft in Sitka, AK.

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Feb
08
2019

JETNET Demonstrating New Features at 2019 HAI HELI-EXPO

Posted by jhadmin

UTICA, NY – JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate aviation information, will be demonstrating new features at the 2019 HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta, Georgia. Subscribers can customize reports for clients and internal using their popular Market Reports tool, letting them choose which parameters to display under their own logo and branding. JETNET will also be demonstrating their full suite of software products and services at this year’s HELI-EXPO. JETNET’s exhibit will run March 4th-7th in booth #B6735.

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Feb
07
2019

NTSB Final Report Released: Loveland, CO

Posted by jhadmin

The accident occurred when a helicopter (N878BC) and an airplane (N777YF) collided midair while on approach to the airport. The helicopter pilot intended to fly a practice instrument approach to the runway, perform the missed approach procedure, and enter the published holding pattern. The airplane pilot intended to enter the traffic pattern, with appropriate spacing, for a full stop landing on the same runway. The airplane pilot had the helicopter in sight and was following the helicopter to the runway. While on final approach, the airplane pilot thought that the helicopter had entered a hover and asked the helicopter pilot about his intentions. The helicopter pilot indicated that he would be flying the missed approach procedure and then returning to the airport, but the airplane pilot incorrectly heard the helicopter pilot's response and believed that the helicopter was going to hover near the end of the runway and then proceed to the east. As a result, the airplane pilot expected the helicopter to be east of the airport, which was a common location for local helicopter training, when the airplane would be landing; however, the helicopter was on approach to the runway at that time. During the airplane's approach, the airplane pilot lost sight of the helicopter. The airplane continued to land and collided with the helicopter.

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Feb
07
2019

NTSB Final Report Released: Harrisville, NY

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot was conducting a cross-country flight in an experimental amateur-built helicopter that was equipped with an automobile engine. When the airplane was about 6 miles from the destination and at a cruise altitude of 500 ft above ground level, the engine sputtered once and then lost all power. The pilot performed an autorotation into a low-lying valley with short trees. During the landing, the main and tail rotors contacted the trees, resulting in substantial damage.

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Feb
06
2019

EuroTec announces Genesys Aerosystems dealership, HeliSAS installation services

Posted by jhadmin

EuroTec Vertical Flight Solutions (EuroTec) has announced becoming a Genesys Aerosystems dealership for their wide range of rotorcraft products.

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Tags: EuroTech Genesys Aerosystems
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