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Feb
27
2017

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Posted by jhadmin

27 FEBRUARY 2017 - Dallas, TX - International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday 7 March 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Wedgwood Room. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft at least twenty years previously. Membership information is also available on the Twirly Birds website at www.twirlybirds.org and attendance at the annual meeting is not required to become a member.

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Feb
27
2017

AeroBrigham Focused on Depth and Capabilities of the Company

Posted by jhadmin

February 27, 2017 - Decatur, TX - Helicopter and airplane maintenance, repair, and overhaul provider, AeroBrigham, has launched a campaign to focus on their deep experience and broad depth of capabilities. From utility configured aircraft to ultra-corporate, the company provides professional services such as total reconfiguration and completions, to paint, interior, avionics and repair services. The North Texas based company will again be exhibiting during the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo at the Dallas, Texas, Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center from 7-9 March 2017. During the event, AeroBrigham will hold a drawing for a pair of women's Christian Louboutin shoes in addition to a women's Christian Louboutin clutch bag.

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Feb
27
2017

Los Angeles Police Department begins helicopter fleet replacement with orders for Airbus H125 AStars

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas– The Los Angeles Police Department will strengthen its Air Support Division this year with the addition of four new Airbus H125 AStars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade its entire patrol helicopter fleet.

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Feb
27
2017

Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

White Plains, New York — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Vector Aerospace have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue safety and performance products for the helicopter market. Under the arrangement, Vector will provide experience and knowledge in structures, aircraft maintenance and the development of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to expand the reach of Safe Flight’s rotorcraft systems.

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Feb
24
2017

Whirly-Girls Hosts Casino Night – All Proceeds Support the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund

Posted by jhadmin

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, is proud to announce that it will be hosting its first ever Casino Night this year at HAI’s HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas. All proceeds will go towards the Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund.

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Feb
23
2017

PWI's LEDs added to the Textron Aviation Aftermarket Product Catalog

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Wichita, KS: PWI and Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, have signed an agreement to include PWI's LED product lines in Textron Aviation's new Aftermarket Product Catalog . The product lines include PWI's drop-in LED reading lights and Beechcraft King Air Retrofit (KAR) Kits, which are LED upgrade kits for a King Air's cabin lighting. Textron Aviation's Aftermarket Product Catalog is available to all King Air MROs and owners.

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Feb
23
2017

AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM PRESENTS 3rd ANNUAL GIRLS SCIENCE EXPO

Posted by jhadmin

West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) will present its 3rd Annual AHMEC Girls Science Expo on Saturday, March 18, from 2 to 4 pm. The museum, located at 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, will host the event in conjunction with its Women in Aerospace and Technology Program (WATP).

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Feb
23
2017

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES NORTHROP GRUMMAN ENTERPRISE SUPPLIER CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP AWARD

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MIDDLETOWN, Del., February 23, 2017 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it received a Northrop Grumman’s 2016 Enterprise Supplier Recognition award for Customer Relationship at Northrop Grumman’s first annual Enterprise Supplier Recognition Program awards banquet held in Chantilly, Va.

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Tags: Customer Relationship Enterprise Supplier Recognition Award Greenwich Aerogroup Northrop Grumman Summit Aviation
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Feb
23
2017

FAA Releases Updated Drone Sighting Reports

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today released an updated list of pilot, air traffic controller, law enforcement and citizen reports of potential encounters with unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – more popularly called “drones". The latest data cover February through September 2016.

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Feb
23
2017

Helicopter Academy Sponsors HFI Helicopter Industry Career Fair

Posted by jhadmin

Helicopter Academy is pleased to announce that it will be a title sponsor the for HFI Helicopter Industry Career Fair. The event will be held on Tuesday, March 7 from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm at the Kay Bailey Convention Center in Ballroom C1/C2.

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Feb
23
2017

Entrepreneur David MacNeil takes delivery of new, customized Airbus H145 helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Feb. 22, 2017) – Leading American entrepreneur David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. in Bolingbrook, Ill., has taken delivery of a new customized Airbus H145 helicopter for use with his highly successful company that manufactures the acclaimed WeatherTech automotive products.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Automotive Products David MacNeil H145 WeatherTech
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Feb
23
2017

Wysong Enterprises, Inc. has delivered two Bell Helicopter 407GX’s to PHI Air Medical

Posted by jhadmin

Feb 22, 2017 – Blountville, TN - Wysong Enterprises, Inc. has delivered two Bell Helicopter 407GX’s to PHI Air Medical. These are the first two 407GX EMS aircraft in PHI’s extensive fleet across the United States. PHI is one of the world’s largest helicopter operators with approximately 260 aircraft in their fleet.

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Feb
22
2017

Metamaterial Technologies Inc. Partners with Airbus to Co-develop and Commercialize metaAIR™, a Laser Protection Solution

Posted by jhadmin

HALIFAX, - Metamaterial Technologies Inc. (MTI) and its optical filters division, Lamda Guard, announced today, February 21st, that it has entered into a new agreement with leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus to validate, certify, and commercialize its laser protection product metaAIR™, for aviation. In 2014, MTI signed its first agreement with Airbus to test and tailor metaAIR™, which is a flexible metamaterial optical filter, engineered to protect vision against harmful laser beams aimed at aircraft.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Lamda Guard metaAIR Metamaterial Technologies MTI
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Feb
22
2017

Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring for Chinook 234

Posted by jhadmin

February 22, 2017 – Columbia Helicopters, a leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations for commercial and government services, has selected SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring to improve real time awareness on their Chinook 234 missions.

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Feb
22
2017

NBAA ACCEPTS UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE’S ONLINE UAS COURSE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM AND CERTIFIED AVIATION MANAGER (CAM) PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

February 22, 2017 - The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has approved the Unmanned Safety Institute’s (USI) online “Small UAS Ground School” for participation in the NBAA Professional Development Program (PDP), effective January 12, 2017. The course meets PDP Objectives: Operations Ops7 and Ops9 and course participants will receive 6 points for CAM Application 4 points for CAM Recertification. This is the only PDP approved offering on the topic of Unmanned Aviation.

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Feb
21
2017

Whirly-Girls Provide Scholarship Opportunities with the Help of Aviation Industry Leaders

Posted by jhadmin

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce that 15 scholarships will be awarded to deserving female aviators in 2017, setting the bar for the entire helicopter industry.

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Feb
21
2017

Lockheed Martin Awarded $150 Million to Continue Production of Target Sight System for U.S. Marine Corps

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC), Crane Division, has awarded Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] $150 million in follow-on production contracts to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with the Target Sight System (TSS) for the AH-1Z "Viper" attack helicopter.

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Feb
21
2017

Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency extends five-year H225 performance-based logistics contract with Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Tokyo – Airbus Helicopters in Japan has secured a contract extension with Japan’s Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Agency (ATLA), to provide performance-based logistics (PBL) for its H225 (previously known as EC-225 LP) fleet over the next five years, benefitting from Airbus’ new customer fleet availability service offer ‘HCare Infinite’.

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Feb
21
2017

LEONARDO DELIVERS FIRST ITALIAN NAVY NH90 MITT TACTICAL TRANSPORT HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo delivered in January the first NH90 MITT (Maritime – Italian Navy Tactical Transport) helicopter to the Italian Navy. The aircraft was designated ‘MH-90’ by its operator. The handover was performed during an official ceremony held at Luni Naval Base in the presence of representatives and dignitaries from the Italian Navy and industry. Assembled, flight-tested and delivered on schedule from Leonardo’s Venice-Tessera plant, the aircraft is the first of ten MH-90s the Italian Navy will use for amphibious support and special forces operations. The MH-90 combines the main features of the type for land tactical transport duties, such as the rear ramp and mission equipment, together with the features of the naval NH90 such as optimised landing gear and dynamics for ship operations. The MITT variant will add to the NFH (Nato Frigate Helicopter) aircraft in service and on order by the Italian Navy for other specialised tasks of which 23 have been delivered to date. The result of the strong cooperation between the customer and industry, the delivery of the first MH-90 allows the Italian Navy to enhance its capabilities. The MH-90 is part of the Italian Navy’s modernization, plans to cope with the ever evolving range of mission requirements and operational scenarios by deploying the most advanced technology available today.

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Feb
21
2017

LEONARDO TO UPGRADE ITALIAN NAVY NH90S WITH MODE 5 IFF TECHNOLOGY IN €11M CONTRACT

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo has been awarded a contract worth €11M by the NATO agency NAHEMA, on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Defence (Direzione degli Armamenti Aeronautici e per l’Aeronavigabilità – DAAA), to provide its New Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) interrogator, called the SIT434/5, for the Italian Navy NH90 NFHs (Nato Frigate Helicopters). The SIT434/5 has been integrated on the NH90 NFH by Leonardo, and qualification tests on the Italian Navy NH90 have been completed successfully. The Italian MoD will be first to gain Mode 5 IFF capability for their NH90 helicopters.

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Feb
21
2017

Southwest Fuel Systems announces Hammonds Distributorship

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Tucson Az., February 21, 2017 – Southwest Fuel Systems is pleased to announce they have been designated as a distributor for the Hammonds brand of Jet A and Avgas aviation fuel additives including the BIOBOR JF, TURBOLINE, Hum-Bug and LUBRIBOR product lines.

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Feb
21
2017

EASA APPROVES MANY OF ALPINE AEROTECH’S REPAIR DESIGN APPROVALS

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Kelowna, BC (February 21, 2017) — ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that many of their current Transport Canada Repair Design Approvals (RDA) have been given reciprocal acceptance with the European Aviation Safety Agency. With a strong background in MRO, Alpine Aerotech has developed a series of cost-effective repairs intended to preserve formerly unserviceable or unrepairable components.

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Feb
21
2017

Volo Mission Hosting Second Annual Fire Fighting Seminar

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Greenville, TX – Volo Mission is busy preparing for its Second Annual Fire Seminar to take place on March 3rd and 4th.

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Feb
20
2017

LEONARDO: PAKISTAN EXPANDS ITS AW139 FLEET WITH NEW ORDERS

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today that the Pakistan Ministry of Defence has placed orders for an undisclosed number of additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility and transport operations across the nation. Deliveries are expected to start in mid-2017.

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Feb
20
2017

FRENCH ARMY TO USE LEONARDO AESA RADAR FOR THE SDT PROGRAM (TACTICAL DRONE SYSTEM)

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo has been selected, after an international competition, by Safran Electronics & Defense to provide the PicoSAR AESA (E-Scan) radar for its Patroller UAV. The radars will be used by the French Forces, which selected the Patroller in April 2016. The multi-million Euro contract will see Leonardo provide a number of radars and spares, which will be used for long-range, over-land surveillance missions. First deliveries are expected in 2017 and Leonardo is working closely with Safran for the satisfaction of the French Forces.

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Feb
17
2017

Registration for 2017 FAA UAS Symposium Goes Live

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) announced today that registration is underway for the 2017 UAS Symposium scheduled to take place at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, from March 27 to 29.

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Feb
16
2017

HUNTINGTON BEACH AIR SUPPORT BUREAU ACHIEVES MORE THANT 70,000 ACCIDENT-FREE FLIGHT HOURS

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) celebrates Huntington Beach Police Department’s Air Support Bureau with a special commendation for its outstanding record of over 70,000 accident free flight hours. The Huntington Beach Air Support Bureau began flying MDHI-model helicopters in 1984 with the iconic MD 500E. The department acquired its current all-NOTAR fleet of three (3) MD 520N helicopters between 1992 and 2002. Designed to reduce noise by an average of 50% versus helicopters with tail rotors, NOTAR-equipped helicopters are among the quietest helicopters available worldwide.

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Feb
16
2017

MD HELICOPTERS CELEBRATES THE INTRODUCTION OF FIVE MD 902 EXPLORERS TO THE HUNGARIAN NATIONAL POLICE AIR SUPPORT FLEET

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - In late January, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) and the Hungarian National Police celebrated the addition of five (5) MD902 Explorer helicopters to their fleet at Liszt Ferenc Airport in Budapest. The five MD 902s join a historically robust air support unit that also includes three (3) MD 500E helicopters. The MD902s have been acquired to replace an aging Mi-2 fleet.

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Feb
16
2017

Drone Advisory Committee Builds Consensus

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – The Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) held its second meeting on January 31 in Reno, NV. The DAC is an RTCA Federal Advisory Committee comprised of executives who represent a wide array of stakeholders including: unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, traditional aviation groups, labor organizations, radio and navigation equipment manufacturers, airport operators, state and local government officials, and academia.

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Feb
16
2017

A pioneer of modern helicopter technology: the BO105 celebrates its 50th birthday

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Donauwörth – This month marks 50 years since the BO105 embarked on its maiden flight, on 16 February 1967, in Ottobrunn near Munich. Conceived as a two-tonne-class light multi-purpose helicopter, cutting-edge technologies and materials led to the BO105 being the first helicopter to feature a rigid, hingeless rotor head made of titanium and glass-fibre-reinforced rotor blades.

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