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Mar
27
2019

NTSB Final Report: Sterling City, TX

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper decision to exit the helicopter without shutting down the engine, which allowed the collective/throttle to increase and resulted in a loss of control of the unattended helicopter.

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Mar
27
2019

Helicopter Association International Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (March 27, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing HR 1108.

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Tags: HAI
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Mar
27
2019

WESTSTAR AVIATION SERVICES SIGNS ANOTHER CONTRACT WITH LEONARDO FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE AW169 AND TWO AW139 HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Weststar Aviation Services, a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for offshore operations in West Africa and the Middle East.

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Tags: AW139 AW169 Leonardo Weststart Aviation
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Mar
26
2019

AeroComputers announces sales and service agreement with ACSE GmbH

Posted by jhadmin

AeroComputers, Inc., the industry leader in providing tactical mission management systems for airborne applications that integrate the best in map data, and overlay of map data on live gimbal video (augmented reality), is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers.

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Tags: AeroComputers
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Mar
26
2019

Korea and Malaysia add AW189s to their fire-fighting helicopter fleets

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department.

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Tags: AW189 Leonardo Malaysia Fire and Rescue
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Mar
26
2019

BELL 525 ENGINE RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

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GE Aviation’s CT7-2F1 engine accomplishes type certification

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Tags: Bell Bell 525 Bell Helicopter GE Aviation
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Mar
25
2019

NTSB Final Report: Cordova, AK

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in impact with brush and a loss of helicopter control.

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Tags: AK Cordova NTSB Report
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Mar
25
2019

NTSB Final Report: Lantana, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student pilot's improper pitch control during landing, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.

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Mar
25
2019

NTSB Final Report: Corvallis, OR

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student helicopter pilot's inadequate torque pedal application during practice approaches with a tailwind, which resulted in a loss of yaw control and a subsequent hard landing.

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Mar
25
2019

FreeFlight Systems extends Avail Performance Package to include select business jets, providing legacy aircraft a complete ADS-B solution

Posted by jhadmin

March 25, 2019 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s Avail Performance Package is now available for legacy business jets. Included in the Avail for Jets package are dual 1090 Mode S/ES transponders, a RANGR-RX/G 978 ADS-B receiver with an internal WAAS/GPS, integrated WiFi, and a single control head. This certified avionics package provides a cost-effective and complete ADS-B solution that is ideal for Citation and Learjet operators.

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Tags: FreeFlight NextGen
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Mar
25
2019

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., – The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA], will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

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Tags: Boeing DEFIANT Lockheed Martin SB>1 DEFIANT Sikorsky
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Mar
25
2019

BLADE LAUNCHES HELICOPTER FLIGHTS TO AND FROM JFK ALL-DAY LONG

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 25, 2019 - In its largest service expansion to date, BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has launched continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”) every weekday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. The shared flight service will be the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will advance BLADE’s mission of continuing to reduce the cost of urban aviation.

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Tags: Bell BLADE Urban Air Mobility JFK Manhattan UAM
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Mar
25
2019

JOINT VENTURE WITH THE ALGERIAN MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR LOCAL HELICOPTER ASSEMBLY, SUPPORT AND TRAINING

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence announced today the establishment of a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters for various applications. The joint venture (with a 51% share owned by the Ministry of National Defence and 49% owned by Leonardo) will be headquartered in a brand new industrial facility at Aïn Arnat, in the Sétif Province.

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Tags: Algerian Ministry of National Defence Leonardo
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Mar
25
2019

AeroComputers, Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers

Posted by jhadmin

AeroComputers, Inc. the industry leader in providing tactical mission management systems for airborne applications that integrate the best in map data, and overlay of map data on live gimbal video (augmented reality) is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers.

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Tags: AeroComputers
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
25
2019

Jupiter Avionics Unveils New Products at Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention

Posted by jhadmin

(KELOWNA, BC Canada, March 25, 2019) – Jupiter Avionics Corporation revealed an entire new line of products at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual convention in Palm Springs, California this week.

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Mar
25
2019

Universal Avionics Offers Authorized Dealers and Integrators New STC Packages

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - March 25, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA) is offering the company's Authorized Dealers and Integrators two new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) packages, available at no charge in many cases. The first is for ADS-B Out Data Pairing and the second supports installation of the InSight Display System.

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Tags: STC UA Universal Avionics
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Mar
23
2019

Keystone Turbine Services Earns Two Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

Posted by jhadmin

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA - M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio MRO company Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS”) was presented with two Rolls-Royce M250 superior performance awards during the Rolls-Royce FIRST© Network luncheon held as part of the 2019 Heli-Expo Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tags: Keystone Turbine Services M International Rolls Royce
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Mar
23
2019

NTSB Final Report: DELAWARE, OH

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that, while practicing "quick stops and steep approaches," he flared the helicopter too hard and too low, and the tail skid struck the runway, which resulted in a hard landing.

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Mar
23
2019

NTSB Final Report: Highgate, VT

Posted by jhadmin

The student pilot reported that, while hovering the helicopter, a wind gust picked up the helicopter and pushed it to the left. He attempted to recover, but the skid impacted the ground, and the helicopter rolled onto its left side.

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Mar
23
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Madill, OK

Posted by jhadmin

On March 20, 2119, about 1610 central daylight time, a Robinson RA Beta helicopter, N7782H, sustained substantial damage during an emergency landing to a field near Madill, Oklahoma. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by Rocking R Enterprises under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not on a flight plan. The flight departed the Madill Municipal Airport (1F4), Madill, Oklahoma, about 1600 and was en route to the Ardmore Municipal Airport (ARD), Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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Mar
22
2019

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., – The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA], will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Mar
22
2019

BELL AND ROLLS-ROYCE COLLABORATE ON ADVANCED PROPULSION SYSTEMS

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, Texas – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a teaming agreement with Rolls-Royce for the development of an optimized propulsion system and continued risk reduction efforts aimed at the V-280 Valor and V-247 advanced vertical lift platforms. The collaboration will focus on the integration of Rolls-Royce’s proven low-risk and advanced propulsion systems into future Bell aircraft.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter Rolls Royce textron
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Mar
22
2019

Southwest Fuel Systems Announces Facility Relocation and Expansion

Posted by jhadmin

Stroud, Oklahoma, March 22, 2019 – Southwest Fuel Systems (“SWFS”) is pleased to announce the relocation of their engine accessory MRO facility into a newly renovated and expanded location alongside sister company MINT Turbines, LLC - both now located at 2915 North State Highway 99, Stroud, Oklahoma 74079 USA.

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Tags: M International SWFS
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Mar
21
2019

Sikorsky Recognizes County Of Los Angeles Fire Department For Role Battling Woolsey Fire With Aerial Firefighting Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Stratford, Conn, - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) has recognized the County of Los Angeles Fire Department’s Air Operations Section for its efforts in combating last November’s devastating Woolsey Fire with firefighting helicopters. The Fire Department operates eight multi-mission helicopters, including three S-70A Sikorsky Firehawk aircraft.

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Tags: FIREHAWK Lockheed Martin Los Angeles Fire Department S-70A Sikorsky
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Mar
20
2019

San Diego Police Air Support Selects AeroComputers UC-6000 Mission Computer

Posted by jhadmin

AeroComputers is pleased to announce that the San Diego Police Air Support Unit has selected the UC-6000 mission computer as part of the Department’s ongoing technology advancements to keep the citizens of San Diego safe.

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Tags: AeroComputers San Diego Police Air Support UC-6000
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Mar
20
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Galliano, LA

Posted by jhadmin

On March 10, 2019, about 1203, a Bell 407, N577AL, impacted a marsh after descending from cruise flight from an approximate altitude of 300 feet mean sea level about 5 nautical miles east of South Lafourche Leonard Miller Jr Airport (GAO), Galliano, Louisiana. The helicopter was destroyed by impact forces. The commercial pilot and a passenger received fatal injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Bristow Group Inc. under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 135 as an on-demand passenger flight that was operating on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Bristow US LLC Heliport (2LS0), Galliano, Louisiana, about 1155, and was destined to an offshore platform in Viosca Knoll (VK956), Gulf of Mexico, about 69 nautical miles east/southeast of Venice, Louisiana.

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Mar
20
2019

V-22 OSPREY MARKS THREE DECADES OF TRANSFORMING MILITARY AVIATION

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Fort Worth, Texas – During the thirty years since the V-22 Osprey first flew, the tiltrotor aircraft, built by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA], has fundamentally changed how the U.S. Marine Corps and Air Force operate in combat and support humanitarian operations. The V-22 has become one of the most in-demand and reliable aircraft in military service with its unique vertical maneuverability combined with the speed, range and fuel efficiency of a fixed-wing airplane.

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Tags: Air Force Bell Boeing Marine Corps textron V-22 Osprey
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Mar
20
2019

Genesys Aerosystems to certify popular HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System on Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that it has begun the Supplemental Type Certification (STC) process for its VFR version of the Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) autopilot for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Tags: Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS STC VFR
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Mar
20
2019

HAI Statement on Nomination of Steve Dickson as Next FAA Administrator

Posted by jhadmin

March 20, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to support Steve Dickson’s nomination by President Donald Trump to be the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Tags: FAA HAI Steve Dickson
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Mar
19
2019

NTSB Factual Report: Clearwater, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The instructor reported that he air taxied the helicopter to the departure end of the runway. He then slowed the helicopter down and while turning and hover taxiing over the grass area between the taxiway and the runway, the toe of the right skid contacted the uneven ground. The helicopter pivoted around the toe and rolled onto its side.

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