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Jun
12
2017

PWI Gets PMA Approval for New 1495 LEDs

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Wichita, KS: PWI has received PMA Approval on their new 1495 LED replacement reading light. The FAA gave their seal of approval to the 1495 reading light as part of PWI's ongoing MOU process.

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Jun
12
2017

Mecaer Aviation Group to Display AW169 Interior

Posted by jhadmin

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) will display their Italian inspired VVIP interior for the AW169 at the upcoming Elite New York this September 8th-9th at Essex County Airport, NJ. Mecaer’s MAG Design Studio located in Rome, Italy designed the interior for maximum style and comfort while maintaining complete functionality for the elite class. A full-scale mock-up of the AW169 cabin will be on display for potential clients to see first-hand.

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Jun
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Dimmitt, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On June 3, 2017, about 1750 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 II single-engine helicopter, N7091F, impacted terrain while maneuvering near Dimmitt, Texas. The private pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained fatal injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Don Oppliger Trucking, Inc, Clovis, New Mexico, and operated by a private individual under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed for the local flight. The flight departed a private helipad near Farwell, Texas, about 1300.

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Jun
09
2017

S.A.F.E Structure completes contract with USCG Mobile, AL for Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk

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S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of OSHA compliant ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, and hangar equipment announced that it has successfully satisfied its contract to supply hangar equipment outfitting the United States Coast Guard’s (USCG) fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks in Mobile, Alabama.

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Jun
09
2017

Vector Aerospace formally accepted onto UK’s ‘Sharing in Growth’ transformation programme

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Almondbank, UK – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is proud to announce that its Component Services team, based in Almondbank, Perth, has been officially accepted onto the UK’s Sharing in Growth (SiG) programme.

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Jun
08
2017

Vector Aerospace supports Pakistan Navy Sea King helicopter refurbishment programme

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Gosport, UK – Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently commenced a contract with the Pakistan Navy for the return to service of three Leonardo Helicopters (ex-Westland) Sea Kings at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hampshire, UK. Work on the contract is being performed by Vector’s UK-based Aviation Services team, previously responsible for depth maintenance of the UK Ministry of Defence’s Sea King helicopter fleet.

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Tags: Leonardo Helicopters MRO Pakistan Navy Sea King Vector Aerospace
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Jun
08
2017

DJI PARTNERS WITH UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE TO HELP STUDENTS PREPARE FOR CAREERS IN GROWING DRONE INDUSTRY

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The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced a partnership to promote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) learning in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) providing students with a path for jobs in the rapidly growing commercial drone industry. The USI STEAM education program is tailored toward high schools and colleges, and provides teacher credentialing, course materials, and drones, supplied by DJI, to educational institutions throughout the United States.

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Tags: CTE DJI UAS Unmanned Safety Institute USI
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Jun
08
2017

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Achieves FAA Certification

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Dallas, Texas (June 8, 2017) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce that its Bell 505 Jet Ranger X has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Jun
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Juneau, AK

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On May 22, 2017, about 1805 Alaska daylight time, an Airbus (formerly Eurocopter) AS350B2 helicopter, N207CH, sustained substantial damage during a collision with remote mountainous snow-covered terrain while en route to Juneau, Alaska, about 21 miles northwest of Juneau. Of the seven occupants on board, the commercial pilot and three passengers sustained minor injuries, and three passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Coastal Helicopters, Inc., Juneau, as a day, visual flight rules (VFR) flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an on-demand sightseeing tour flight. Degraded visual meteorological conditions were reported on the Herbert Glacier at the time of the accident, and company flight following procedures were in effect. The flight originated from the Juneau International Airport, Juneau at 1743.

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Jun
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Rockville, ID

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On May 26, 2017, about 1044 mountain daylight time, a Bell 206B, N24FS, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing near Rockville, Idaho. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the helicopter, was seriously injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Pauly's Helicopter Services Inc., Ontario, Oregon, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight which originated from a private staging area about 5 minutes prior to the accident.

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Jun
06
2017

FLIR Systems Announces Availability of Third Generation FLIR ONE Thermal Imaging Cameras for Smartphones and Tablets

Posted by jhadmin

WILSONVILLE, OR--(Marketwired - June 06, 2017) - FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that the new third generation FLIR ONE(R) and FLIR ONE Pro thermal imaging cameras are available for pre-order worldwide with product deliveries starting in late June. Powered by FLIR's Lepton(R) thermal microcamera core, the FLIR ONE builds upon a legacy of enabling thermal imaging on smartphones. The latest FLIR ONE is FLIR's most affordable smartphone thermal camera while the first edition FLIR ONE Pro is the most advanced FLIR ONE to date.

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Jun
06
2017

LEONARDO: HELIKOREA ORDERS THREE GRANDNEW HELICOPTERS FOR EMS

Posted by jhadmin

The GrandNew light twin helicopter expands in the Republic of Korea with the order of three units by HeliKorea for Emergency Medical Service. The order is a testament to the success of the type as the benchmark light twin EMS helicopter on the market. The first two helicopters will be delivered at the end of 2017 while the third will be added to the fleet in 2018. These aircraft will join two AW169s ordered by HeliKorea in 2016 for EMS missions. With these deliveries, the entirety of the EMS fleet in South Korea will consist of Leonardo helicopters as of January 2018.

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Tags: EMS GrandNew Helikorea Leonardo Republic of Korea
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Jun
06
2017

New Zealand is Metro’s newest international training partner

Posted by jhadmin

06 JUN 2017 – Shreveport, LA – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, has expanded its international reach to New Zealand. The Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand recognized and approved the new EC145 Level D simulator training provided to HeliOtago, the country’s largest helicopter operator based at Taieri Airfield in Mosgiel, Otago. Authorities from the FAA, Argentina and Canada have also certified the simulator.

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Tags: Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand ec145 HeliOtago metro aviation The Helicopter Flight Training Center
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Jun
06
2017

Helicopter Association International Strongly Opposes President Trump’s Air Traffic Control Privatization Plan

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, VA – Helicopter Association International (HAI) today joined other national organizations in opposing privatization of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system.

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Jun
06
2017

3-helicopter fleet – is it optimal to own internal technicians team?

Posted by jhadmin

In 2016, more than 20% of global helicopter fleet was operated in Asia-Pacific. Complicated geo-political situation that boosts need for military helicopters, region’s economic growth and enlarged usage of rotorcraft for law-enforcement agencies (police, EMS etc.) are expected to increase the share by more than 20% in the next decade. Global helicopter market growth tendencies are promising as well – it is expected to increase by at least 10% annually.

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Jun
05
2017

Garmin receives STC for the G5 electronic flight instrument as a DG/HSI in certificated aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

Garmin is pleased to announce the approval of the G5 electronic flight instrument for installation as a replacement directional gyro (DG) or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) in type-certificated fixed-wing general aviation aircraft. When paired with select VHF NAV/COMMs or GPS navigators, the G5 can be considered primary for displaying magnetic heading, VOR/LOC guidance and/or GPS course guidance, as well as distance and groundspeed. The installation of dual G5 electronic flight instruments can also eliminate the dependency on a failure-prone vacuum system. Installation approval is accomplished via supplemental type certificate (STC) with a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing over 650 individual aircraft models, which is representative of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) commitment to encourage and authorize specific enhancements to aircraft to improve safety among the existing general aviation fleet.

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Tags: DG Directional Gyro G5 garmin Horizontal Situation Indicator HSI
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Jun
05
2017

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN COLLEGE AWARDS COLLEGE CREDIT FOR UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE’S CERTIFICATION

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced today that Northwestern Michigan College (NMC) has accepted its industry-leading Small UAS Safety Certification™ program and has signed an articulation agreement with the company, awarding three college credits to any student who completes the program.

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Tags: Argus NMC Northwestern Michigan College UAS Unmanned Safety Institute USI
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Jun
05
2017

Helitech International puts the spotlight on the next generation of aviation professionals

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Helitech International today announces the return of the popular Learning & Skills Zone, an area dedicated to covering the career and development opportunities for young people looking to make their way in the rotorcraft industry.

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Jun
05
2017

NTSB Report Released: New Castle, DE

Posted by jhadmin

On May 25, 2017, at 1153 eastern daylight time, a Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC 135 P2, N62UP, was destroyed when it impacted terrain near New Castle, Delaware. The airline transport pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to the University of Pennsylvania and operated by Metro Aviation as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed about the time of the accident, and the flight was operated on an instrument flight rules (IFR) flight plan. The flight originated from Atlantic City International Airport (ACY), Atlantic City, New Jersey, about 1115.

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Jun
05
2017

Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, Recognizes Top Suppliers

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., June 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky honored top suppliers at a ceremony held recently in West Palm Beach, Fla. Twenty-two suppliers were recognized, including 15 receiving honors as Sikorsky Gold Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2016.

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Jun
04
2017

ABU DHABI HELIDECK INSPECTION COMPANY INUNDATED WITH HELIDECK FRICTION TEST REQUESTS

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Oryx Aviation Consulting (OAC), the helideck inspection company based in Abu Dhabi has been experiencing a huge increase in demand for their friction testing services across the Middle East in 2017.

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Jun
02
2017

Guimbal sells 200th Cabri G2 to UK distributor HeliGroup

Posted by jhadmin

Friday 19th May was a celebration day for Helicoptères Guimbal - the factory closed slightly earlier than normal and employees and a number of customers joined together for the handover ceremony of the 200th composite-construction Cabri G2. Resplendent in a Union Jack scheme - the British national flag - it is no surprise that this landmark aircraft has been bought by HeliGroup, the distributor in the UK. The delivery of this aircraft brings the UK fleet to 28, the largest national fleet of Cabri G2 helicopters in the world.

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Jun
01
2017

Boeing Awards Components Manufacturing Contract to Germany-based COTESA

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BERLIN, June 1, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has awarded Saxony-based COTESA GmbH a five-year contract to manufacture key components for the H-47 Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. This is the first Boeing contract award to COTESA.

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Jun
01
2017

It’s a Great Day to be in an Enstrom TH-180!

Posted by jhadmin

Menominee, Michigan; June 2017--The TH-180 program has two prototype aircraft in the certification program. One is in flight test and the other (pictured) is engaged in a 100-hour ground run which is a rugged test of the drive system and controls. Several tests have been completed and the program is steadily progressing toward certification by the end of this year. Enstrom, together with its ownership in China, continues finalization of the design based on results from the development flight test program. Flight testing of the TH-180 will continue to ramp-up as test plans are completed and approved by the FAA.

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May
31
2017

CHC and Sikorsky Commemorate Historic Transatlantic Flight

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DALLAS, TEXAS, May 31, 2017 – CHC Group and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, are marking the 52nd anniversary of their collaboration on the first transatlantic ferry flight by a civilian helicopter, which was also the first unescorted crossing of the Atlantic by helicopter. This milestone was completed in a Sikorsky S-61N operated by Okanagan Helicopters, which later became CHC.

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Tags: CHC Lockheed Martin Okanagan Helicopters S-61N Sikorsky
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May
31
2017

NTSB Report Released: Linden, NJ

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter flight instructor stated that he was providing the student pilot with his first introductory flight in a helicopter. The flight instructor was holding the dual controls lightly while the student pilot practiced hovering. The helicopter was hovering over a concrete area on the airport and had drifted over grass. The flight instructor then told the student pilot to hover back over the concrete. As the helicopter was proceeding back to the concrete, the student pilot made an abrupt movement on the cyclic to the right and the right skid contacted an unknown object, causing a dynamic rollover. The student pilot's written account was similar, except he stated that the flight instructor had taken control of the helicopter and was hovering toward the concrete when a sudden downward push of wind caused a forceful movement to the right. Examination of the wreckage by a Federal Aviation Administration inspector revealed that the right skid had contacted the ground, resulting in a dynamic rollover and substantial damage to the main rotor blades and fuselage. The inspector did not observe any preimpact mechanical malfunctions, nor did the pilots report any. The wind at the airport was recorded as calm about the time of the accident.

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May
31
2017

Lockheed Martin’s Indago Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Achieves First Beyond Visual Line of Sight Inspection in North America

Posted by jhadmin

OTTAWA, Ontario, May 31, 2017 – Lockheed Martin, in partnership with Canadian UAVs, completed the first beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) pipeline and well assets inspection using the Lockheed Martin Indago 2. The Indago 2 quadrotor unmanned aerial system completed the inspection at the Foremost Testing Range

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May
31
2017

"TEAM CORMORANT" RE-ESTABLISHED FOR CORMORANT MID-LIFE UPGRADE AND EXPANSION OF CANADA'S PRIMARY HELICOPTER SEARCH AND RESCUE FLEET

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce that “Team Cormorant” has been re-established to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters.

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Tags: AW101-519 CH-149 EH101 IMP Aerospace & Defence Leonardo Royal Canadian Air Force SAR Team Cormorant
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May
31
2017

AAR TO SPONSOR ROYAL AERONAUTICAL SOCIETY STEM CAREERS PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

WOOD DALE, Illinois, – Global aviation aftermarket leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) has signed on as exclusive sponsor of the Royal Aeronautical Society’s (RAeS) Cool Aeronautics STEM program. Given that the program reaches out to teachers and primary schoolchildren in underserved areas to raise awareness of careers in aviation, it supports AAR’s commitment to invest in promotion of STEM education and careers in the countries it serves. AAR’s donation of £25,000 over the next three years will cover educational materials and venue costs for events held at sites of aeronautical interest in the UK and at RAeS’s overseas branches, including the UAE, U.S., Singapore, France, Belgium and Australia.

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Tags: AAR Cool Aeronautics RAeS Royal Aeronautical Society STEM
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May
31
2017

Olaeris Signs Chinese Joint Venture for AEVA© Unmanned Aircraft Production

Posted by jhadmin

RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) MAY 31, 2017 - Next generation unmanned aircraft company Olaeris has signed a contingent Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with Chinese government officials to build a manufacturing facility in the central Hunan Province of China. The project is planned to be a state-of-the-art aviation engineering and production facility that meets U.S. safety standards and FAA Production Certification requirements.

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