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Feb
20
2017

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

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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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: AUVSI drone FAA UAS
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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

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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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Tags: Hungarian National Police MD Helicopters MD902
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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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Feb
16
2017

Waypoint Leasing Delivers H145 to Andes Air in Support of Mining Operations in Peru

Posted by jhadmin

16 February 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered an H145 on lease to Servicios Aéreos de los Andes (“Andes Air”), a leading Peruvian helicopter operator. Waypoint’s H145 will be the first variant of its type to operate in Latin America and will support MMG/Las Bambas’ mining operations from Andes Air’s Cusco Base.

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Feb
15
2017

AAR Named Milton Industries’ Exclusive Distributor for Global Commercial and Military Aviation Markets

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WOOD DALE, Illinois – February 15, 2017 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) today announced that its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has been named the exclusive distributor for global commercial airline and military defense markets served by Milton Industries Inc. Milton’s aviation pneumatic ground support equipment products covered by the agreement include couplers, plugs, pressure gauges, blow guns, tire inflators, strut servicing kits, borescopes, and nitrogen carts. Milton’s wide array of pneumatic products can be tailored to fit a customer’s specific needs.

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Feb
15
2017

ALPINE AEROTECH SECURES TCCA, FAA & EASA STCs FOR INNOVATIVE BELL MEDIUM TAILBOOM BAGGAGE PROTECTION

Posted by jhadmin

Kelowna, BC (February 15, 2017) — ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have officially secured Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) STC’s for their innovative Tailboom Baggage Protection Kit, specifically designed for Bell 205, 212, and 412 helicopters.

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Tags: ALPINE AEROTECH EASA FAA TCCA Transport Canada Civil Aviation
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Feb
15
2017

HeliTrak Receives Parts Manufacturing Approval (PMA) from Seattle MIDO

Posted by jhadmin

Gig Harbor, WA – Today, HeliTrak announces PMA certification to accompany the AML STC of the Collective Pull Down (CPD) line of products. On October 13, 2016, HeliTrak received the Supplemental Type Certificate (AML STC) SR02506SE, from the Federal Aviation Administration.

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Feb
15
2017

Keystone Turbine Services Awarded AS9110B Certification

Posted by jhadmin

MCLEAN, VA, - M International Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania - KTS), after many months of hard work and determined efforts by the entire organization, has been certified to AS9110B Quality Management Standards.

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Feb
14
2017

Bel Air AW189 helicopters exceed 6000 flight hours in North Sea operations

Posted by jhadmin

The two AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters operated by Bel Air of Denmark have exceeded 6000 flight hours as of January, setting a new milestone while demonstrating exceptional availability and mission effectiveness performing long range offshore transport missions in the North Sea. This outstanding result was possible through the strong cooperation between the operator and Leonardo’s customer support team. This achievement confirms Bel Air as world fleet leader for the AW189 model in a demanding operational environment.

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Feb
14
2017

The AW169 helicopter achieves FAA validation

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The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter has achieved validation by FAA of the United States of its certification, with deliveries to begin in USA this year.

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Tags: AgustaWestland AW169 Leonardo
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Feb
13
2017

Angels in the Sky: Mercy Air Care

Posted by jhadmin

They have been flying through Siouxland skies for thirty years... and in those three decades, Mercy Air Care has helped saved the lives of countless people in the tri-state region. Nurses are an important part of any hospital staff, but the service Mercy Air Care nurses provide to the community go above and beyond. We decided to take a look at how their roles have changed over the last 30 years.

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Tags: MedTrans Mercy Air Care
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Feb
13
2017

U.S. Helicopter Accidents Decrease for the Third Consecutive Year

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. helicopter accident rate and the fatal helicopter accident rate have fallen for the third consecutive year, according to Federal Aviation Administration data.

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Feb
09
2017

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces today that they have received Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) validation approval for the Sikorsky S-76D Night Vision Lighting Modification

Posted by jhadmin

Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) validation approval for the Sikorsky S-76D Night Vision Lighting Modification. “ADI added the certification of the S-76D to our long list of existing STC’s in 2015 and now we are working to obtain further international approvals” said Tonka Hufford ADI’s chief operating officer. “The lighting modification is a combination of internal avionics modifications in concert with manufactured overlays and ELP’s”.

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Tags: Canada Civil Aviation S-76D TCCA
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Feb
09
2017

U.S. Helicopter Accident Rate Continues Downward Trend During 2016

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Accident rates for the U.S. civil helicopter industry were pushed downward as safety lifted upward during 2016. Preliminary data shows that the 2016 accident rate was 3.19 per 100,000 flight hours, compared to an accident rate in 2015 of 3.67.

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Feb
09
2017

Shaw Aerox® to Showcase Medical Oxygen System Solutions Designed For Rotary Aircraft at Heli Expo 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Limington, ME., February 9, 2017 - Shaw Aerox® Aviation Oxygen Systems will be showcasing the latest in medical aviation oxygen system products and technologies during the 2017 Heli Expo Convention at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX, March 7 – 9, 2017

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Feb
09
2017

AW609 programme moves forward preparing for icing trials

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 9 February 2017 – The AW609 TiltRotor programme is expected to start icing trials soon following recent ground and flight testing activities. These advances have been made in support of FAA certification, which remains on track for 2018.

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Tags: AW609 Leonardo
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Feb
09
2017

GILL BATTERIES HAS RECEIVED AN FAA PMA TO INSTALL ITS 7000 SERIES/LT BATTERY ON ALL BELL 407-SERIES HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Redlands, CA, — Representatives of Gill Batteries, a division of Teledyne Technologies, (Heli-EXPO booth, #5517), announced today that the company has received an FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to install its new-generation 7407-28 sealed lead acid battery on all models of the Bell 407 helicopter.

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Tags: Bell 407 Bell Helicopters FAA Parts Manufacturer Approval Gill Batteries Heli-Expo PMA Teledyne Technologies
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Feb
09
2017

TRACPLUS OFFERS IRIDIUM® PUSH-TO-TALK

Posted by jhadmin

Global tracking service provider TracPlus has been approved to offer Iridium® Push-To-Talk (PTT) capability to its existing and new customers.

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Tags: Iridium PTT Push-To-Talk TracPlus
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Feb
08
2017

MIRABEL HELI-SUPPORT CHOOSES RAMM AEROSPACE R44 INTERIOR

Posted by jhadmin

Saint-Laurent, Quebec – February 08, 2017 – Mirabel Heli-Support chooses the RAMM Aerospace R44 Interior Kit for their latest R44 2200 hour/12 year overhaul. The RAMM Interior Kit includes replacement carpet, leather control boots, a wipe clean bulkhead/headliner kit as well as seats completely refurbished with new superior foam and genuine European leather dress covers.

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Tags: Mirabel Heli-Support R44 RAMM Aerospace
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Feb
08
2017

FAA Issues Shadin Avionics STC for Robinson R66 Fuel Flow Management

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Shadin Avionics recently announced the completion and receipt of Supplemental Type Certificates for the installation of a RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System on the Robinson R66 helicopter and Rolls-Royce RR300 engine. The RemoteFlo offers R66 pilots access to real-time fuel flow management information directly on their GPS or Flight Management System. In addition to Fuel Flow, information available to the pilot includes Specific Range (including graphical range rings), Fuel to Destination, Fuel Reserve, Endurance, Fuel Flow, Fuel Used and Fuel Remaining".

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Tags: R66 RemoteFlo Fuel Flow System Robinson Rolls-Royce RR300 Shadin Avionics
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Feb
08
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES CMA 6800 DISPLAY SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR THE S76B/C HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

AUSTIN, Texas, - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Esterline CMA-6800 Display for the Sikorsky S76B/C Helicopter. The STC includes the S76C+ and S76C++ models.

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Feb
08
2017

Metro Aviation welcomes Mountain Area Medical Airlift

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08 FEB 2017 – Shreveport, LA – Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA) was the first civilian EMS helicopter service in the U.S. to use Night Vision Goggles (NVG). Metro Aviation was the first air medical operator to equip its entire fleet with NVG’s. Innovation attracts innovation and it only makes sense that the two companies would eventually work together. Metro recently welcomed MAMA as its newest operations customer and looks forward to a long partnership.

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Tags: MAMA metro aviation Mountain Area Medical Airlift Night Vision Goggles NVG
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Feb
08
2017

Elbit Systems Awarded an Approximately $110 Million Contract for Upgrade of M-17 Helicopters for an Asia-Pacific Country

Posted by jhadmin

Haifa, Israel, February 8, 2017 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded an approximately $110 million contract from an Asia-Pacific country for the upgrade and maintenance of dozens of Mi-17 helicopters. The project will be performed over a five-year period.

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Feb
07
2017

CONKLIN & DE DECKER INTRODUCES LIFE CYCLE COST RELEASE 17.1

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February 2017 – Orleans, Massachusetts -- Conklin & de Decker has announced LIFE CYCLE COST Release 17.1 is now available and includes five new aircraft as well as expanded engine costs which include the details of internal engine components that are cycle and time limited for fixed-wing engines. The most innovative and comprehensive aircraft budget & financial analysis tool in the industry, LIFE CYCLE COST (LCC) provides aircraft owners, operators, flight department managers, and aircraft consultants with independently researched ownership and operating cost data for more than 460 jet, turboprop, helicopter and piston aircraft.

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Feb
07
2017

Garmin® announces EASA approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft in Europe

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OLATHE, Kan. /February 7, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation in select certified fixed-wing general aviation aircraft in Europe. The G5 electronic flight instrument boasts state-of-the-art reliability and enhanced safety benefits over failure-prone, mechanical gyro-driven instruments as a standalone primary source of aircraft attitude or turn coordination information. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) with a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing hundreds of individual aircraft models. This STC is representative of EASA’s initiative to better support the certification efforts of general aviation aircraft, while also authorizing specific aircraft upgrades that enhance safety among the general aviation fleet in Europe.

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Feb
07
2017

ALPINE AEROTECH OBTAINS EASA APPROVAL FOR 206L & 407 BEAR PAW

Posted by jhadmin

Kelowna, BC — ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially secured an EASA approval for their 206L & 407 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the FAA. The Alpine Aerotech Bear Paw incorporates innovative design features that result in an extremely robust product. The innovative, corrosion resistant clamping system enhances overall safety and greatly reduces total installation time. Constructed from high grade, UV resistant polymer, the 206L & 407 Bear Paws are guaranteed to retain shape through continuous use.

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Feb
07
2017

NTSB Report Released: Sioux Falls, SD

Posted by jhadmin

On January 26, 2017, about 2145 central standard time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH MBB-BK 117 C-2 helicopter, N911MK, experienced an inflight engine fire and made an emergency landing at Joe Foss Field Airport (FSD), Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The airline transport rated pilot and two crewmembers were not injured. The helicopter sustained minor damage. The helicopter was registered to Avera McKennan and operated by MRIS, LLC., doing business as Avera McKennan Careflight, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an air medical flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the incident and a company visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had been filed. The helicopter departed McKennan Hospital Heliport (2SD1), Sioux Falls, at 2128 and was en route to Douglas County Memorial Hospital Heliport (08SD), Armour, South Dakota.

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