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Oct
09
2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers 400th UH-72A Lakota to U.S. Army

Posted by jhadmin

Washington, D.C. – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the U.S. Army’s 400th UH-72A Lakota helicopter, fulfilling its contract requirements to date by delivering every aircraft on time, on budget and meeting the Army’s rigorous quality standards.

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Oct
09
2017

Pilatus selects Latitude’s Safety Services SATVOICE Satcom Solution for the PC-24

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Latitude Technologies Corporation now offers its SkyNode 200 Safety Services SATVOICE (Satcom) system on the PC-24 Super Versatile jet.

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Oct
09
2017

East/West Industries Honored with Business Commitment Award From Long Island Business Development Council

Posted by jhadmin

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., – East/West Industries has received a Business Commitment Award from the Long Island Business Development Council (LIBDC). The award was presented to company Founder Mary Spinosa, President Teresa Ferraro, and Vice President of Business Development Joe Spinosa October 4 at the 48th Annual Economic Development Conference in Montauk, New York.

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Tags: East/West Industries LIBDC Long Island Business Development Council
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Oct
09
2017

Vector Aerospace's cross-fleet support services popular with fixed-wing and helicopter operators

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, NV - Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is increasingly being relied upon for cross-fleet support by customers operating both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters. Vector’s broad range of powerplant services for turboprops/jets and turboshafts, combined with its extensive portfolio of helicopter support capabilities, makes Vector a convenient ‘one-stop-shop’ for such cross-fleet operators.

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Oct
06
2017

AW169 to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Missions

Posted by jhadmin

Rome – Leonardo announced today that the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC) has purchased an AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate helicopter. The aircraft, which is planned to be delivered in early 2019, will be provided with a dedicated configuration to support Chinese Polar Scientific Exploration Tasks and perform a range of roles including passenger transport, iceberg sighting, and cargo sling operations.

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Tags: Leonardo
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Oct
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Long Beach, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 20, 2017, at 1309 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R22 Beta, N7514S, landed hard and rolled over following a forced landing at Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field), Long Beach, California. The student pilot, who was the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Revolution Aviation, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. The local flight departed Long Beach about 1307. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Oct
06
2017

KAMAN RECEIVES K-MAX® ORDER FROM COLUMBIA BASIN HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

LONDON--HELITECH INTERNATIONAL--Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo & Conference that it has signed a contract with Columbia Basin Helicopters for the purchase of a K-MAX® aircraft to be delivered in 2018.

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Tags: Columbia Basin Helicopters Helitech Kaman
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Oct
06
2017

AW169 obtains first Danish order and enters UK’s wind farm support market

Posted by jhadmin

London – Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Uni-Fly A/S of Denmark for two AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will enter service in the first quarter of 2018 to perform wind farm support operations for DONG Energy at Hornsea Project One, in the North Sea, 120km offshore from Humberside, UK.

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Tags: AgustaWestland AW169 Leonardo
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Oct
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Salinas, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On September 17, 2017, about 0700 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Bell 47G-5 helicopter, N3285T, was substantially damaged when it impacted a wire and terrain while maneuvering about 3 miles west of Salinas, California. The commercial pilot, the sole occupant of the helicopter, had minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wilbur-Ellis, Co., under provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The local aerial application flight originated from a loading area near the accident site a few minutes before the accident.

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Oct
05
2017

Helikorea acquires a H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 entrol simulator.

Posted by jhadmin

entrol has received an order for a H19 / AW109 FTD Level 5 simulator from Helikorea.

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Oct
05
2017

Waypoint Leasing Fleet Surpasses 150 Aircraft

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Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced at the HeliTech International Helicopter Expo that its fleet has surpassed 150 helicopters.

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Oct
05
2017

Babcock MCS Onshore first customer of new Safran Helicopter Engines Health Monitoring service

Posted by jhadmin

Safran has launched at Helitech International a new Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines, with the announcement of its first customer, Babcock Mission Critical Services Onshore Ltd. The new service will allow the customer to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life can be improved with the early detection of low signals, prognosis analysis and maintenance plan customization.

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Tags: Helitech Safran
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Oct
05
2017

Boeing to Acquire Aurora Flight Sciences to Advance Autonomous Technology Capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, Oct. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] plans to acquire Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation, a world-class innovator, developer and manufacturer of advanced aerospace platforms, under an agreement signed by the companies. Aurora specializes in autonomous systems technologies to enable advanced robotic aircraft for future aerospace applications and vehicles.

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Oct
05
2017

AAR Launches New PAARTS STORE at MRO Europe

Posted by jhadmin

EXCEL Center - LONDON - Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) officially launched today at MRO Europe a new online PAARTS STORE open to existing and new aftermarket customers including operators, MROs, and brokers. The new 2.0 look and functionality is being demonstrated by AAR’s Digital Services team at Booth # 335.

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Oct
05
2017

Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years of H175 operations

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters.

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Oct
05
2017

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES EASA CERTIFICATION FOR THE BELL 212HP/412HP/EP MODEL HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an EASA STC for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Bell 212 and 412 helicopter variants.

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Tags: Bell EASA Trakka Systems
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Oct
05
2017

SEA Welcomes Dave Alderman, Government Programs

Posted by jhadmin

Southeast Aerospace is pleased to announce the addition of Dave Alderman as the Business Development & Sales Manager of Government Programs. In this role, Alderman will help SEA in pursuing U.S. and foreign government aviation business opportunities.

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Tags: Dave Alderman SEA SouthEast Aerospace
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Oct
05
2017

BELL HELICOPTER ANNOUNCES EXPANDED CERTIFIED SERVICE FACILITES IN EUROPE

Posted by jhadmin

Today, Bell Helicopter announced AS Aerospace Ltd., the newest appointed Bell Helicopter Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF) at Helitech International 2017. AS Aerospace Ltd. will offer Bell 429 field maintenance.

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Oct
05
2017

Leonardo introduces the AW189K helicopter at Helitech 2017

Posted by jhadmin

London – Leonardo announced today a further step to expand the range of capabilities available to the market with the introduction of the AgustaWestland AW189K helicopter. Under this designation, the successful super medium category type will feature the new generation 2,500 shp class Aneto-1K engine, unveiled by Safran Helicopter Engines at Helitech in London today. The AW189K is the first helicopter to be powered by a model in this family of new generation engines developed by Safran Helicopter Engines, and offers a further option in the super medium category.

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Tags: AgustaWestland AW189K Leonardo
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Oct
05
2017

Pratt & Whitney Canada receives Transport Canada Certification for its PT6C-67A Engine Powering Leonardo AW609 Tiltrotor

Posted by jhadmin

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today that its PT6C-67A helicopter engine - that powers the AW609, an aircraft that flies both horizontally and vertically - has achieved certification from Transport Canada. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Oct
05
2017

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES LEONARDO AW109 HELICOPTER FOR ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION COMPANY IN AFRICA TO FEATURE SWE-400 QUAD

Posted by jhadmin

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new Trakka Systems SWE-400 QUAD for the AW109 helicopter chosen by an Electricity Transmission Company operating in Africa, for their important power line inspection mission. The SWE-400 QUAD multi-sensor imaging system is a purpose-built system for the utility inspection market. It features a high resolution radiometric camera for accurate real-time fault temperature measurement, a colour HDTV zoom camera for visual inspection, a fully solar-blind UV Corona camera to detect corona discharge insulator faults and a Megapixel digital frame camera for high resolution fault reference capture. The system is also equipped with IMU/INS and LRF. All images are geo-referenced with location information, and the system is easily integrated with mapping systems and reporting software to deliver comprehensive fault reports to industry users. The products are completely ITAR-free.

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Oct
05
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL AWARDED LCR100 CONTRACT FOR THE RETROFIT OF C-21A AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 5, 2017 - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received a contract and purchase order for the delivery of Northrop Grumman LITEF, LCR100 Attitude Heading Reference System and DAC Manufactured Compass Control Units in support of the USAF, C-21A Avionics Modernization Program from the prime contractor Global Aviation Technologies.

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Oct
05
2017

AW169 helicopter success in UK EMS market continues with selection by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust

Posted by jhadmin

London – Leonardo announced today that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) of the UK has been selected as the preferred bidder by the Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust to provide an AgustaWestland AW169 EMS under a ten year contract starting in 2019. The AW169 will replace their MD902 Explorer operation and will be based at the Charity’s Cornwall Airport Newquay headquarters.

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Tags: Leonardo
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Oct
05
2017

Certification of the Rig’N Fly automatic oil platform approach mode for the H175

Posted by jhadmin

London, Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter.

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Oct
04
2017

Airbus Helicopters Handover First H145 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity

Posted by jhadmin

London, UK, Airbus Helicopters formally handed over the first H145 for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity (MAAC) operated by Babcock Mission Critical Services (MCS) at an official ceremony at Helitech. The event, attended by senior representatives of Airbus Helicopters, MAAC and Babcock MCS, marked the latest milestone in Airbus Helicopters’ support for UK Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) operations.

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Oct
04
2017

Airtelis orders three H215s for aerial work

Posted by jhadmin

London, UK, Airtelis, with the support of Nova Capital Group, has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 heavy helicopters, including two options. These aircraft will complement Airtelis’ existing fleet of two H225s. The first delivery is planned for later this month. A variant of the Super Puma family, the H215 will be equipped for aerial work operations in support of Airtelis’ power line construction and maintenance missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airtelis H215 Nova Capital Group
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Oct
04
2017

Bell V-280 Valor Prototype Begins Restrained Ground Run Test Operations

Posted by jhadmin

The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully begun its restrained ground run test operations. 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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Oct
04
2017

Air Medical Resource Group Accepts Delivery of H130 NVG Upgrade from Aero Dynamix

Posted by jhadmin

Euless, TX - Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) in continued support of our partnership with Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as their preferred NVIS provider, we are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed the latest of our FAA STC certifications for AMRG’s newest addition to their fleet, the Airbus H130. The H130 STC# SR09882AC NVG modification is comprised of a combination of internal lighting modifications to OEM equipment, replacement of illuminated panels and additions of NVG compatible overlays.

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Tags: Aero Dynamix AMRG
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Oct
04
2017

AIR ZERMATT SELECTS ADDITONAL BELL 429 FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS

Posted by jhadmin

Bell Helicopter announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to Air Zermatt during Helitech International. The aircraft is configured to support Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and Search and Rescue (SAR) for day and night missions.

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Tags: Bell 429 Bell Helicopter
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Oct
04
2017

Airbus Helicopters advances on-board image processing capabilities for VTOL systems

Posted by jhadmin

London, In line with its strategy of innovation for the future of vertical flight, Airbus Helicopters is developing an experimental on board image processing management system aimed at performing automatic approaches and landing in challenging conditions, as well as paving the way for future sense & avoid applications on autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) systems.

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