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Nov
17
2017

FAA Asks for Public Comment on Drone Design Standards

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For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for an unmanned aircraft system, more popularly known as a “drone."

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Nov
17
2017

Boeing Wins Landmark Deals, Highlights Broad Portfolio at Dubai Airshow

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, – Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

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Nov
17
2017

Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

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The Airbus product line of commercial jetliners, military airlifters and helicopters reached new heights at this week’s Dubai Airshow with transactions and business announcements for 510 aircraft.

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Nov
17
2017

World-record Robinson R66 flight gets a helping hand from HeliSAS

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As the world's largest maker of autopilots for airplanes and stability augmentation systems for light helicopters, Genesys Aerosystems equipment is involved with a lot of very interesting and often record-setting flights. We're very proud that pilots trying to achieve the extraordinary put their trust in our systems.

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Nov
16
2017

CANADIAN CUSTOMER SELECTS BELL 407GXP FOR TECHNOLOGY CAPABILITIES

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Nov
16
2017

V-22 OSPREY FLEET TOPS 400,000 FLIGHT HOURS

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Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing (NYSE: BA), announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000-flight hour milestone.

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Nov
15
2017

NTSB Report Released: Arbuckle, CA

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On October 13, 2017, about 1015 Pacific daylight time, a Williams Helicopter Corp UH-1H rotorcraft, N247PV, experienced a mechanical issue while repositioning the helicopter onto a cart at a private airstrip in Arbuckle, California. The pilot, sole occupant, was uninjured and the helicopter sustained substantial damaged throughout. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the private airstrip about 1012.

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Nov
15
2017

NTSB Report Released: Larchwood, IA

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On November 6, 2017, about 1310 central standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44 helicopter, N7085M, was substantially damaged when it impacted a powerline and then terrain 4.5 miles south of Larchwood, Iowa. The commercial pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. The aerial observation flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Marginal visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed about 1300.

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Nov
15
2017

Lockheed Martin Integrates New Engine for Fury Unmanned Air Vehicle

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DUBAI, Nov. 15, 2017 – Fury, the expeditionary, runway-independent unmanned air vehicle (UAV) now has engine updates that will further increase its flight endurance, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today.

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Nov
15
2017

Boeing Wins Landmark Deals, Highlights Broad Portfolio at Dubai Airshow

Posted by jhadmin

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 15, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

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Nov
15
2017

Falcon Aviation expands its commitment to the H160

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Dubai, Falcon Aviation and Airbus Helicopters have signed a new MoU at the Dubai airshow expanding their commitment to the H160 adding three additional helicopters to the original Letter Of Intent (LOI) signed in May 2016.

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Nov
15
2017

ASU Obtains NVIS Transport Canada STC on AS350

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(BOISE, Idaho — November 14, 2017) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) received notice from Transport Canada that they have received a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Airbus AS350. ASU modified the AS350 for HNZ Topflight. The modification was ASU’s 208th on this airframe globally.

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Nov
15
2017

Helicopter Museum is England’s First ‘Recommended Venue of Education’

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This week the Helicopter Museum was recognised as a 'Recommended Venue of Education' by the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale.

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Nov
14
2017

Sikorsky S-92® Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

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STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexico's Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation.

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Nov
14
2017

Gulf Air Selects Honeywell’s Auxiliary Power Units to Power ITS Airbus A320Neo Fleet

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Nov. 14, 2017 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and long-time customer Gulf Air have signed an agreement to purchase Honeywell auxiliary power units for its new fleet of 29 Airbus A320neo aircraft. Under the agreement, Honeywell will also provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services to help Gulf Air achieve greater cost predictability for future maintenance while reducing expenses when unexpected servicing is required.

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Nov
14
2017

FAA Grants Waiver for Aerotain Skye to Fly over People

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted a waiver from the agency’s small drone rules (Part 107) to Cevitasnow in Columbus, OH, to allow the company to operate a helium-filled Aerotain Skye tethered aircraft over people on the ground.

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Nov
14
2017

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 14, 2017 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone.

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Nov
13
2017

Rockwell Collins repeats top score achievement in 2018 Corporate Equality Index

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 13, 2017) - For the fourth year in a row, Rockwell Collins has received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. Rockwell Collins joins the ranks of 609 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

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Nov
13
2017

FALCO EVO SURVEILLANCE DRONE TOUCHES DOWN IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH FIRST DELIVERY TO LAUNCH CUSTOMER

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Leonardo, at the Dubai Air Show 2017 exhibition, has announced the completion of the first delivery of its Falco EVO Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) to its launch customer in the Middle East. The first of the newly-built aircraft was completed in August with the acceptance test carried out at Leonardo’s RPAS design and construction facility in Ronchi dei Legionary, Italy. It was delivered in September.

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Nov
13
2017

ABU DHABI AVIATION EXPANDS LEONARDO AW139 OFFSHORE HELICOPTER FLEET

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Leonardo announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has signed a contract for two additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at the Dubai Air Show. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport mission with deliveries expected in 2017, further expanding ADA’s AW139 fleet which today accounts of 15 units in service primarily supporting the Oil & Gas industry. This latest order is part of an agreement for 15 helicopters including the AW139/AW169/AW189 types with deliveries through to 2019 announced at the end of 2015.

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Nov
13
2017

Global Aerospace Logistics Signs Strategic Services MOU with AAR to Enhance Support for the UAE Armed Forces

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November 13, 2017 - DUBAI, U.A.E, - Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC (GAL), a subsidiary of Emirates Defence Industries Company (EDIC), and AAR, a global aviation aftermarket service provider, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop enhanced support services for the UAE Armed Forces.

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Nov
13
2017

BELL HELICOPTER INCREASES SUPPORT IN THE UNITED ARAB EMIRATES APPROVING ABU DHABI AVIATION AS AN AUTHORIZED CUSTOMER SERVICE FACILITY

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Dubai (November 13, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has appointed Abu Dhabi Aviation as an authorized Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility (CSF) for Bell 412s and Bell 212s to support continued customer growth in the Middle East.

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Nov
13
2017

EUROPEAN AVIATION SAFETY AGENCY (EASA) GRANTS BELL 505 JET RANGER X CERTIFICATION

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Dubai Air Show – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).

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Nov
10
2017

Airbus Helicopters completes first firing campaign with HForce-equipped H145M

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Donauwörth – Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by Thales (Scorpion). All planned and required tests were performed in a tight and demanding time schedule.

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Nov
10
2017

LEONARDO AND DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THAILAND SIGN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND MRO MOU RELATED TO THE AW101 HELICOPTER

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Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand on November 8th covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November.

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Nov
10
2017

L3 WESCAM Introduces Mission Rehearsal and Simulation Training Solutions Product Line

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2017 – L3 WESCAM announced today that it will introduce its new mission rehearsal and simulation training solutions product line at the Dubai Airshow, November 12–16, 2017, with hands-on customer demonstrations of a fully networked solution, including air, ground, maritime and command stations, at the L3 Technologies exhibit in Stand 1470. This highly scalable line of training products will enable MX™-Series operators and crew members to train independently or as part of a virtual joint-force team using the latest gaming technology at an estimated 70 percent cost savings over traditional training courses.

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Nov
10
2017

Bell V-280 Valor Prototype Completes 75 Degree Conversion

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The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully achieved controlled conversion from 95 to 75 degree pylon and back – allowing for full hover and low speed agility maneuvering. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall.

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Nov
10
2017

The Guimbal Cabri G2 Gets Better

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Helicopteres Guimbal announces yet another significant milestone that keeps the Cabri G2 at the front of the pack for being the most advanced and safest trainer on the market.

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Nov
10
2017

Bristow Group Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

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Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported the following results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2017.

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Nov
10
2017

Era Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

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HOUSTON, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (the “Company”) today reported a net loss attributable to the Company of $81.4 million, or $3.91 per diluted share, for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017 (“current quarter”) on operating revenues of $61.4 million compared to net loss attributable to the Company of $2.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 (“preceding quarter”) on operating revenues of $57.9 million. As further described in the “H225 Update” section of this press release, the Company recorded non-cash impairment charges of approximately $117 million in the current quarter primarily related to its H225 helicopters, capital parts and related inventory. Excluding the impact of non-cash impairment charges, net loss attributable to the Company would have been $6.2 million, or $0.30 per diluted share.

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