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Apr
12
2018

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, 12 April 2018 – On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron, invented by Paul Fabre and René Mouille, took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters with the H160 carrying this sound-reducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft.

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Tags: Airbus Eurocopter Fenestron H160
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Apr
12
2018

CHC Australia Holds Naming Ceremony for Two New AW189 Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

PERTH, AUSTRALIA, April 12, 2018 – Today, CHC Helicopter unveiled the Ngarluma names of their two new AW189 helicopters in Karratha.

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Tags: AW189 CHC Helicopter Ngarluma
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Apr
11
2018

NTSB Report Released: Blair, WI

Posted by jhadmin

Blair, WIOn March 7, 2018, about 1400 central standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, transporting a powerline worker via a long line, was involved in an accident near Blair, Wisconsin, when the worker contacted the powerlines and received serious injuries. The helicopter was not damaged and the pilot received no injuries. The helicopter was registered to HLH Holdings, LLC, and was operated by High Line Helicopters, LLC, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as a Rotorcraft External-Load Operation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The local flight had just originated when the accident occurred.

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Tags: Blair NTSB Report WI
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Apr
11
2018

HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

Posted by jhadmin

HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled events are covered by a dedicated worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pool, ensuring the helicopter’s availability at all times, while maintenance costs are optimised and therefore lower.

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Tags: Airbus HCare HCM Group HELICAL
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Apr
11
2018

Looking back at Voom’s first year

Posted by jhadmin

One year ago, the on-demand helicopter booking platform Voom launched in Sao Paolo, Brazil, with the mission of elevating travelers’ daily lives by elevating their daily commute. Voom has been quite busy over the past 12 months, showing substantial user interest and rapid growth, including its recent expansion into Mexico City.

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Tags: Airbus Voom
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Apr
11
2018

Aviation Week Network Announces 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award Winners

Posted by jhadmin

New York – Michael Huerta, former FAA administrator and David Storch, AAR CEO were named the 2018 winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards presented by Aviation Week Network, the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries.

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Tags: AAR Aviation Week Network
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Apr
11
2018

Sikorsky Proposes Aerial Firefighting Solution to Operators of Black Hawk Helicopters in Latin America

Posted by jhadmin

SANTIAGO, Chile – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today launched at FIDAE 2018 a two-month promotional tour of Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru to raise awareness of the Black Hawk helicopter’s effectiveness as an aerial firefighting platform. Many of the Black Hawk helicopters delivered to the region’s militaries and government agencies over the last 30 years can easily be equipped to carry water and foam to fight wildland fires that are growing both in severity and frequency.

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Tags: FIDAE 2018 Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Apr
11
2018

Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

Posted by jhadmin

Haifa, Israel, April 11, 2018 – Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of the privately-owned U.S. company Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (“Universal Avionics”) for a purchase price of approximately $120 million.

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Tags: Elbit Systems
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Apr
11
2018

Appareo Announces 5-Year Warranty on Stratus ADS-B Transponders Purchased in 2018

Posted by jhadmin

FARGO, North Dakota (April 11, 2018) — Appareo today announced a five-year warranty on the company’s Stratus ADS-B “Out” transponders during the 2018 Sun ‘n Fun Fly-In & Expo in Lakeland, Florida. The company first informed the Appareo dealer network about the five-year warranty last month at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual convention in Las Vegas, Nevada, and is excited to now announce it publicly.

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Tags: Appareo
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Apr
11
2018

Metro Aviation delivers H145 to Boston MedFlight

Posted by jhadmin

Metro Aviation, under contract with Airbus Helicopters, recently completed a new H145 for Boston MedFlight, a critical care transport service in New England. This is the third aircraft Metro has completed for Boston MedFlight at its completion center in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H145 MedFlight metro aviation
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Apr
11
2018

Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B Compliant Mode S Transponder

Posted by jhadmin

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company's BXT6500 family Mode S Transponder, which is designed specifically for single antenna applications across all fixed and rotary wing applications. This second version joins the BXT6500 family's first certified Mode S Transponder capable of diverse, dual antenna operations. The BXT6500 family will address all Mode S applications when the third version featuring TCAS II compatibility is available later this year.

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Tags: Becker Avionics BXT6500
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Apr
09
2018

StandardAero Announces Expanded Engine/APU LRU and Engine Health Monitoring Service Offerings for Regional Aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

Orlando, FL. – April 9, 2018 – StandardAero has recently expanded its line replaceable unit (LRU) and engine health monitoring (EHM) service offerings for the Bombardier CRJ, Embraer E-Jet and other regional aircraft platforms.

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Apr
09
2018

Garmin announces the G1000 NXi upgrade for the Phenom 100/300 business jets

Posted by jhadmin

Garmin is pleased to announce another addition to its portfolio of G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrades to now include the Embraer Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 equipped with the Prodigy Flight Deck. Significant performance enhancements accompany unique features such as SurfaceWatch, visual approaches, geographical map overlay within the HSI and more. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck upgrade on the Phenom 100/300 is targeted for approval in Q1 2019 and will be available from select Garmin dealers and Embraer service centers.

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Tags: Embraer Phenom 100 Embraer Phenom 300 G1000 NXi garmin
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Apr
09
2018

Genesys Aerosystems Awarded Associate Member of the Year by AEA

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems announces today that it has been awarded the 2018 Aircraft Electronics Associations (AEA) Associate Member of the Year.

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Tags: AEA Genesys Aerosystems
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Apr
09
2018

CHC Helicopter Announces Sponsorship for Veterans With Dogs

Posted by jhadmin

ABERDEEN – CHC Group has announced that its Aberdeen operation has selected Veterans With Dogs as its charity of the year. The organization is dedicated to training fully accredited assistance dogs to help former and serving armed forces personnel with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health conditions lead more independent lives.

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Tags: CHC Group Veterans With Dogs
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Apr
05
2018

Airbus Helicopters signs largest HCare Smart contracts in Latin America for two H225M fleets

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago, Chile, Both the Brazilian Armed Forces and the Mexican Air Force have placed their trust in Airbus Helicopters’ HCare Smart by the hour maintenance programs for a total contract value of more than 125 million euros.

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Tags: Airbus Brazilian Armed Forces HCare Smart Mexican Air Force
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Apr
05
2018

MICROCRANE® AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE HOIST

Posted by jhadmin

Microcranes, Inc. introduces the ISO Certified pick and carry M1 Global Model Microcrane®. A leader in the emerging mini crane industry, the company focuses on developing, producing and distributing eco-friendly battery powered or electric, small, portable lifting equipment for repairing, installing and maintenance. The M1 Global design fits through 36 in. doorways, narrow aisles and inside elevators, yet expands to boom up to a 22 ft. tip height for installation and repairs of control surfaces, wings, flaps, tails, helicopter engines, rotor gear heads, rotor blades and miscellaneous components in the aviation industry.

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Apr
05
2018

Leonardo strengthens local support for Chilean helicopter fleet with new Authorised Service Centre

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago, 5 April 2018 – Leonardo announced today that Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorised Service Centre for its helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners and operators of AW109 light twin-engine and AW119 single-engine helicopters.

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Tags: Leonardo
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Apr
04
2018

Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther helicopter avionics

Posted by jhadmin

SANTIAGO, Chile (Apr. 4, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has signed a contract with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to service avionics equipment for the country’s fleet of Fennec and Panther helicopters. The three year agreement includes local support for Rockwell Collins’ MFD-255EF Multi-Function Displays, HF-9087D High Frequency (HF) Receiver and Transmitters, as well as Talon RT-8200 digital radios that are part of a modernization program currently underway.

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Tags: Brazilian Army Aviation Rockwell Collins
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Apr
04
2018

No Kidding: ADS-B Deadline of Jan. 1, 2020, is Firm

Posted by jhadmin

As stated in the final rule published with industry input in May 2010, all aircraft flying in designated controlled airspace – generally the same busy airspace where transponders are currently required – must be equipped with ADS-B Out avionics by Jan. 1, 2020. Only aircraft that fly in uncontrolled airspace, and aircraft without electrical systems, such as balloons and gliders, are exempt from the mandate.

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Tags: ADS-B FAA
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Apr
04
2018

AAR Signs Exclusive Agreement with AMETEK for Civil Aerospace Markets

Posted by jhadmin

WOOD DALE, Illinois, April 4, 2018 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today its OEM Aftermarket Solutions group has signed an exclusive agreement with Power and Data Systems (PDS) of AMETEK Aerospace & Defense to be its exclusive global aftermarket distributor supporting commercial, regional transport and helicopter markets.

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Tags: AAR AMETEK OEM Power and Data Systems
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Apr
04
2018

Universal Avionics FMS Selected for U.S. Army’s Black Hawk FANS Program

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - April 4, 2018 – Universal Avionics, in partnership with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research Engineering Development Center (AMRDEC), Prototype Integration Facility (PIF), and prime contractor Redstone Defense Systems, has integrated an IFR capable Flight Management System (FMS) for the U.S. Army’s Sikorsky HH/UH-60L/M Black Hawk Federated Advanced Navigation System (FANS) program. This meets the program’s requirement to integrate a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) FAA certified navigational system for the incorporation of Required Navigation Performance Area Navigation (RNP/RNAV) and Global Position System RNAV (GPS/RNAV) requirement.

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Tags: Universal Avionics US Army
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Apr
04
2018

DART Aerospace gets EASA certification for the lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – April 4th, 2018 – DART Aerospace has just received EASA certification for its Bell 505 Bearpaws.

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Tags: Bearpaws Bell 505 DART Aerospace
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Apr
03
2018

Sikorsky Offers Colombia-based Black Hawk Helicopter Maintenance and Simulator Flight Training Services to Latin America Militaries

Posted by jhadmin

SANTIAGO, April 3, 2018 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is positioning its depot-level maintenance and pilot training facilities in Colombia for use by other Black Hawk helicopter users in Latin America. Established originally to support the Colombia Armed Forces and National Police, the support facilities will allow the region’s other Black Hawk operators – Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico – to take advantage of the same services close to their home bases of operation.

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Tags: Black Hawk Helicopter Colombia Armed Forces Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Apr
03
2018

Sikorsky Celebrates 30 Years of Black Hawk Helicopter Operations in Latin America

Posted by jhadmin

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 3, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 2018 marks 30 years of operations for the Black Hawk helicopter in Latin America, since the Colombian Air Force took delivery of its first five UH-60A aircraft in 1988. Designed and manufactured by Sikorsky, now a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), the twin engine medium-lift Black Hawk has become synonymous with the successful defense of territorial sovereignty, providing humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, combatting drug trafficking, performing search and rescue missions, surveilling coastlines and borders, and transporting heads of state.

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Tags: Colombian Air Force Latin America Lockheed Martin Sikrosky
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Apr
03
2018

Boeing Secures Services Contract for Canada's Chinooks

Posted by jhadmin

OTTAWA, Ontario, /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force's (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks through 2023.

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Tags: Boeing Chinook
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Apr
03
2018

First H160 for the Latin American market

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago, Chile, Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations. This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Brazil H160
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Apr
03
2018

Airbus to be largest exhibitor at FIDAE

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago de Chile, Airbus will have a major presence at the 20th FIDAE Airshow, showcasing the latest products, services and innovations in the commercial aircraft, defence, space and helicopter markets. Since 1994 Airbus has participated in the biennial show, which will takes place at Santiago’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport between 3 - 8 April.

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Tags: Airbus FIDAE Airshow
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Apr
03
2018

LEONARDO TO PROVIDE UK DEFENSIVE AIDS SUITE FOR BRITISH ARMY'S NEW APACHE AH-64E HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo has announced, at the FIDAE exhibition in Chile (3-8 April), that it has been contracted by the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) to provide a defensive aids suite (DAS) for the British Army’s new fleet of Apache AH-64E helicopters. Under related contracts from the UK MOD and Boeing, Leonardo will integrate sensors and countermeasures to ensure that UK Apaches remain amongst the best protected attack helicopters in the world.

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Tags: Chile FIDAE exhibition Leonardo MoD UK Ministry of Defence
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Apr
03
2018

Precision Heliparts – Australia and LORD Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement for Aerospace Products

Posted by jhadmin

Brisbane, AU – April 3, 2018 – Precision Heliparts – Australia (PHP-AU), a subsidiary of Atlanta, GA based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has signed a distribution agreement with LORD Corporation for its rotary wing product line.

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Tags: PAG
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