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Jan
09
2018

NTSB Report Released: Caldwell, ID

Posted by jhadmin

On December 17, 2017, about 1300 mountain standard time, an experimental amateur-built Rotorway Exec series helicopter, N716JB, landed hard following a loss of engine power at Caldwell Industrial Airport, Caldwell, Idaho. The private pilot was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tailboom during the accident sequence. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a personal flight. The local flight departed Caldwell about 1250. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Jan
09
2018

GWINNETT COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT AVIATION UNIT ORDERS NEW MD 530F

Posted by jhadmin

MD Helicopters, Inc.(MDHI) announces the purchase of a new MD 530F helicopter by the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit. Approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in December, the new MD 530F will replace one of the Department’s two helicopters that was involved in an accident earlier this year.

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Jan
09
2018

AMS Heli Design Introduces New Lightweight EMS Interior System for Leonardo AW109/AW119 Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Denison, TX: AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight, quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 and AW109 helicopters.

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Tags: ALSS AMS Heli Design AW109 AW119 STC
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Jan
09
2018

Erickson contracted to build two additional S-64E Aircranes for the Korea Forest Service

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, has been contracted by the Korea Forest Service to build two new Aircranes to supplement the Forest Service’s firefighting capability. These aircraft are in addition to a previously ordered S64E Aircrane currently under construction at Erickson and due to be delivered in Q3 2018. The Forest Aviation Headquarters, a subsidiary of the Korea Forest Service, has ordered two additional S-64E models equipped with firefighting tanks, sea snorkels, foam cannons, glass cockpit, composite main rotor blades and NVG capability. The S-64 Aircrane is well-known in Korea and has a strong reputation for being the most efficient firefighting aircraft in their existing fleet.

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Tags: Aircrane Erickson Korea Forest Service
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Jan
09
2018

ARGUS INTERNATIONAL LAUNCHES FLIGHT DEPARTMENT BEST PRACTICES ASSESSMENT

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ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Flight Department Best Practices Assessment for business aviation flight departments who wish to operate at a higher standard of safety.

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Jan
09
2018

Erickson Builds Expertise with New Hires

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, continues to build its leadership team under CEO and Director Douglas Kitani. Effective immediately, Kevin Cochie will serve as Vice President and General Manager of Defense and National Security where he will lead and manage sales, operations and growth for the business as well as manage Erickson’s Washington D.C. office. Hayden Olson will serve as Vice President of Safety and Human Capital, assuming a vital role that ensures a focus on Erickson’s most valuable asset, its people. Chris Schuldt will assume the role of Chief of Staff and Senior Director of DNS Special Programs.

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Tags: Chris Schuldt Douglas Kitani Erickson Hayden Olson Kevin Cochie
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Jan
09
2018

Army Bids Farewell to The Lynx Helicopter in Style

Posted by jhadmin

The Army is to pay special tribute as one of its most ubiquitous aviation assets bows out of service.

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Jan
05
2018

New Year Resolutions happen quickly at Revolution Flight School

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Santa Ana, CA – Starting the year has been all engines go for a Southern California flight school who is looking to fill the void in the Los Angeles flight training market.

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Jan
05
2018

Meeker Aviation announces certification for R44, R66 nose mounts

Posted by jhadmin

MEEKER AVIATION SERVICES LTD SPECIAL OPS EQUIPMENT received both FAA STC and PMA for our new R44 and Meeker-Airfilm are pleased to announce we have R66 light weight nose mount. The nose mount requires no permanent modifications to the airframe and fits over the existing landing light cover. The maximum payload is limited to 50lbs and is intended for various camera systems, searchlights, lidar, antennae etc. EASA certification will be obtained in early 2018.

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Jan
05
2018

Don Wall and PHI, Inc. Complete the Previously Announced Acquisition of HNZ Group Inc.

Posted by jhadmin

MONTREAL and LAFAYETTE, LA, - HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) ("HNZ" or the "Corporation") and PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) ("PHI") announced today that they have completed the previously announced statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the "Arrangement") involving the acquisition by Don Wall, the Corporation's President and CEO, through a beneficially wholly-owned acquisition company (the "Canadian Purchaser") of all of the issued and outstanding common shares and variable voting shares of HNZ (collectively, the "HNZ Shares") and subsequent acquisition by PHI of HNZ's offshore business conducted in New Zealand, Australia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

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Jan
05
2018

Classic Air Medical pilot celebrates career milestone

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Matt Stein, the chief operating officer and certified helicopter pilot with the Classic Air Medical base in Lake Powell, recently celebrated a career milestone – his 3000th patient flight.

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Jan
04
2018

USHST Safety Experts Will Offer 13 Workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

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Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for Heli-Expo participants in Las Vegas at 13 different workshops in a wide variety of topics.

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Jan
04
2018

GREENWICH AEROGROUP ANNOUNCES CORPORATE NAME CHANGE FOR TRUATLANTIC MANUFACTURING

Posted by jhadmin

WICHITA, Kan., January 4, 2018 – Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it is changing the name of its subsidiary TruAtlantic Manufacturing in Kernersville, N.C. to Summit Aviation. The name change leverages the strength of Summit’s manufacturing product lines. The change is effective immediately.

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Jan
02
2018

Sikorsky S-92® Featured in New Science Channel Series "Mega Machines"

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., Jan. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The S-92® helicopter produced by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), takes center stage in the debut of the new Science Channel series "Mega Machines."

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Jan
02
2018

LATVIA ORDERS ADDITIONAL HELICOPTERS FOR STATE BORDER GUARD

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the State Border Guard of Latvia has signed a contract for two AW119Kx single engine helicopters plus option for an additional unit, customised configuration and aircrew/maintenance technician training services. The aircraft will be delivered from the Company’s facility in Philadelphia in 2019 and will perform a wide range of missions including search and rescue (SAR), transport, firefighting and disaster relief; replacing two ageing AB206B JetRangers.

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Tags: AB206B AW119Kx Leonardo State Border Guard of Latvia
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Dec
28
2017

AW109 TREKKER HELICOPTER ACHIEVES EASA CERTIFICATION

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the AW109 Trekker helicopter was issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) yesterday. Deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2018. The milestone marks the entry into the market of the newest light twin-engine helicopter designed by Leonardo, further strengthening its leading position in a key market segment, in particular to meet the growing demand for greater capability, versatility and cost effectiveness for public services and utility duties.

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Dec
27
2017

AW139 GLOBAL HELICOPTER FLEET SETS OUTSTANDING MILESTONE OF TWO MILLION FLIGHT HOURS

Posted by jhadmin

The AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter global fleet has reached an outstanding milestone of two million flight hours, across all operational scenarios on five continents, while performing a wide range of missions with commercial, government and military operators. This accomplishment was reached just three years after the achievement of the first million showing impressive reliability, effectiveness, safety and supportability across a range of missions.

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Dec
26
2017

Airbus Helicopters and UK Ministry of Defence sign Follow-on Support Arrangement for RAF Puma Mk2

Posted by jhadmin

Oxford, Airbus Helicopters and the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) have signed a Follow-on Support Arrangement contract to provide support to the Royal Air Force Puma 2 fleet over the planned service life of the aircraft. The contract, worth an initial £100 million, is the first of two pricing periods which will see Airbus Helicopters provide full technical support and logistics until March 2022. The contract has the facility to be extended until the currently planned out of service date March 2025, subject to the agreement of both parties.

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Dec
21
2017

First Tiger HAD retrofit delivered to the French Army Aviation

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Marignane, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first Tiger retrofitted into the HAD version to the French Army Aviation, after having previously completed its formal acceptance process with the French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA).

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Dec
20
2017

DART Aerospace updates its Emergency Flotation System Approvals for Compatibility with 412 EPI Gross Weight Increase

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – DART’s industry-leading 412 Emergency Flotation System has recently been certified through TCCA/FAA/EASA for the new increased gross weight (IGW) upgrade to 12,200 lbs.

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Dec
20
2017

Wankel engine opens doors to new target groups

Posted by jhadmin

3W-International exhibited the new 3W-180 SRE hybrid Wankel engine at this year's Xponential early in the summer of 2017. After half a year, CEO Karsten Schudt draws a positive balance relative to the new engine.

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Dec
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Truckee, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On November 30, 2017, at 1540 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R22, N47WH, landed hard and came to rest on its side at the Truckee-Tahoe Airport (TRK), Truckee, California. The helicopter was operated by the owner under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight instructor and commercial helicopter-rated pilot/owner, received serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage and tail boom. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area training flight and no flight plan had been filed.

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Dec
19
2017

Sikorsky Notified that the City of San Diego Intends to Purchase an S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopter for Firefighting and Search and Rescue

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, received notice that the City of San Diego intends to award a contract for one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration. The San Diego City Council voted last Wednesday, December 13, 2017 to approve the purchase.

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Dec
19
2017

DOWNLOAD NEW K-MAX 2018 CALENDAR

Posted by jhadmin

Featuring dramatic photographs of Kaman's K-MAX® helicopter in action around the world, feel free to download our 2018 K-MAX Calendar.

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Tags: Calendar Kaman K-Man
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Dec
19
2017

FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over DOE Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about unauthorized drone operations over seven Department of Energy (DOE) facilities.

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Dec
19
2017

FAA Releases UAS Remote Tracking & ID ARC Report

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) chartered by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in June has submitted its report and recommendations (PDF) to the agency on technologies available to identify and track drones in flight and other associated issues.

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Dec
19
2017

Boeing Shares Sneak Peek of Aerial Refueler for MQ-25 Competition

Posted by jhadmin

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 19, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] for the first time is showing what it believes is the unmanned aircraft system (UAS) best suited for refueling U.S. Navy jets operating from aircraft carriers.

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Dec
19
2017

Iron Bird Power On: CityAirbus reaches next milestone

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, The CityAirbus programme has reached another important milestone: the completion and “power on” of the “iron bird” ground test facility in Taufkirchen, Germany. This enables the verification of the entire electric propulsion system of CityAirbus, developed by Airbus’ E-Aircraft Systems unit.

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Dec
19
2017

Bell V-280 Valor Achieves First Flight

Posted by jhadmin

Amarillo, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that its V-280 Valor has achieved first flight. The V-280 Valor is a next-generation tiltrotor that is designed to provide unmatched agility, speed, range and payload capabilities at an affordable cost. This milestone represents exceptional progress on the V-280 development program and brings Bell Helicopter one step closer to creating the next generation of vertical lift aircraft for the U.S. military.

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Dec
18
2017

ENVOY AIR SIGNS FLIGHTSAFETY ACADEMY TO THE PILOT CADET PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

IRVING, Texas, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017 – Envoy Air Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, is expanding its industry-leading Pilot Cadet Program to assist the most promising future pilots in making a smooth transition from the classroom to the cockpit. Combined with Envoy’s seniority-based flow through to American Airlines, the Pilot Cadet Program provides unmatched advancement opportunities.

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