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Nov
08
2019

ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat

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FORT SILL, Okla., -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated their laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones.

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Nov
08
2019

KAMAN TO DELIVER K-MAX TO HELICOPTER EXPRESS IN 2019

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Nov. 7, 2019-- Kaman Aerospace, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it will deliver a new K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter to Helicopter Express of Chamblee, Georgia. Helicopter Express currently operates 24 aircraft providing dedicated services in heavy lifting, utility construction, firefighting and disaster relief. Helicopter Express placed their order in May and will take delivery of their new K-MAX® in December of 2019.

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Nov
08
2019

New Protocols for Diabetics Seeking Air Transport and Commercial Pilots Medical Certification

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register a notice on a Diabetes Protocol for Applicants Seeking to Exercise Air Transport, Commercial, or Private Pilot Privileges. The innovative new protocol makes it possible for airline transport or commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to potentially receive a special-issuance medical certification.

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Nov
07
2019

HeliOps Magazine Editor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award

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Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Mark Ogden, editor of HeliOps magazine, is the 2020 winner of the association’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award recognizes the individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the helicopter industry. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
07
2019

Australia’s New South Wales Ambulance Service Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 07, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air medical transport. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
06
2019

Krisna Dewi Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 06, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Krisna Dewi, commercial manager of PT. Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI and Air Bali) in Bali, Indonesia, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. It will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
06
2019

United Rotorcraft selects Becker mission ADS-B transponder and digital audio ICS for Firehawk®

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Miramar, FL - United Rotorcraft a division of Air Methods, selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 and digital audio ICS, the DVCS6100 for a Sikorsky S-70i™ Firehawk® completion currently underway for a public safety operator.

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Nov
06
2019

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

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Atlanta, 6 November 2019 – Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently operates five AW109 GrandNews and one AW109K2 light twin. Intermountain Life Flight is the only IFR EMS operator in Utah with its own low level IFR infrastructure and proprietary heliport approach procedures.

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Nov
06
2019

Bryn Elliott Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited to pilots or law enforcement personnel. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Bell Announces Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for Eight Bell Helicopters

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 5, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet.

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Nov
05
2019

LZControl Teams with FAA to Develop Enhanced Airport Database

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Williamsburg, Va. – LZControl, has signed a research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct testing for the purposes of improving the U.S. airport master record (5010) database. FAA and industry safety groups, including the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), have identified a need to improve and enhance low-altitude infrastructure. Accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information on heliports, airports, and predesignated medical emergency scene sites has been identified as a critical component to the success of these efforts.

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Nov
05
2019

United Rotorcraft selects Becker mission ADS-B transponder and digital audio ICS for Firehawk®

Posted by jhadmin

November 5, 2019 - Miramar, FL - United Rotorcraft a division of Air Methods, selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 and digital audio ICS, the DVCS6100 for a Sikorsky S-70i™ Firehawk® completion currently underway for a public safety operator.

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Nov
05
2019

Metro Aviation welcomes Duke Life Flight to the Metro Family

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05 NOV 2019 - Shreveport, La. – Duke Life Flight officially joined the Metro Family of operations customers. The hospital-based, traditional air medical program, part of Duke Health, will also be receiving two new EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability.

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Nov
05
2019

Corey Brekke Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance

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Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Corey Brekke, maintenance manager in Afghanistan for Columbia Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in the performance of helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant and distinct contribution to helicopter maintenance. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in United States in Service

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Atlanta, 5 November 2019 - Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin.

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Nov
05
2019

UK Ministry of Defence Selects L3Harris Technologies to Provide WESCAM EO/IR Sensors for Upgrade Program

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MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been selected to provide 40 WESCAM MX-15 electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems by the UK Ministry of Defence – reinforcing the MX-15’s proven mission capability and superior reliability.

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Nov
05
2019

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Williams, a retired chief pilot for both Bell and MD Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of excellence. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Volans-i Becomes the First Drone Delivery Company to Earn an ARGUS Gold Rating

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Greenwood Village, CO – November 5, 2019 - Today, ARGUS International, Inc. proudly announced its awarding of the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating to Volans-i, making the organization the first unmanned delivery operation to earn the prestigious aviation rating. The California-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and abroad.

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Nov
04
2019

Jason Glynn Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 04, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Jason Glynn , a pilot for Era Helicopters in Houma, Louisiana, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. Nominees must be active helicopter pilots. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
04
2019

LA County Fire Department selects Becker Mission ADS-B Transponder for Retrofitting Helicopter Fleet

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LA County Fire Department Air Operations selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 series for retrofitting their existing fleet of helicopters. LACOFD operates a fleet of Bell B412 and Sikorsky S-70 helicopters. With the FAA ADS-B mandated deadline of January 1, 2020 quickly approaching, LACOFD selected the mission capable BXT transponder to become ADS-B compliant. The quick installation took approximately 30 hours to complete and was accomplished by LACOFD’s capable maintenance department.

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Nov
04
2019

Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety, including loss of control (PDF) (LOC), powerplant failure, and controlled flight into terrain(CFIT).

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Nov
04
2019

Airbus Helicopters to highlight H130 and H145 helicopters at AMTC

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Grand Prairie, Texas, – Airbus Helicopters Inc. will showcase its leading emergency medical rotorcraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) Nov. 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Nov
01
2019

Lockheed Martin To Provide Enhanced Electronic Warfare Capabilities To U.S. Army And Coalition Helicopters

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OWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2019 – Under terms of a recent contract, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide the U.S. Army and foreign military customers additional electronic warfare systems that enable faster detection and identification of threats. The Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometer system identifies intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) emitters and allows the pilot to detect and engage a threat long before the aircraft becomes vulnerable, increasing aircraft survivability and lethality.

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Nov
01
2019

US ARMY CHOOSES RYAN AEROSPACE (AUSTRALIA) TO SUPPLY 31 HELICOPTER SIMULATORS AT THE UNITED STATES ARMY AVIATION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AT FORT RUCKER, ALABAMA

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Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has been awarded a contract to supply more than 30 HELIMOD Mark III helicopter simulators for the US Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama – the world’s largest helicopter training facility.

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Nov
01
2019

International Wildfire Conference in Brazil demonstrates SEI Industries’ new SLING DRAGON and BAMBI MAX

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Delta, BC, Canada – SEI Industries’ new SLING DRAGON AND BAMBI MAX put on an impressive display at the International Wildfire Conference being held in Campo Grande, Brazil.

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Nov
01
2019

Soloy Aviation Solutions purchased by Fifty-Ten-Yankee, LLC (5010Y)

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Olympia, Washington – November 1, 2019 Dave Stauffer, Managing Member of Olympia Washington based Fifty-Ten-Yankee, LLC, announced that they have come to an agreement with Soloy, LLC to acquire all assets of Soloy Aviation Solutions including the fixed wing, engine and helicopter STC’s currently produced by Soloy, LLC.

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Oct
31
2019

UAS Operations Restricted At More Federal Facilities

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective November 7.

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Oct
31
2019

Air Center Helicopters, Inc signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

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Fort Worth, Texas - Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed a set of HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contracts for 10 of its Airbus H225 helicopters. These aircraft are currently in operation with the U.S. Armed Forces for passenger transport, Special Operations Forces training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions.

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Oct
30
2019

DART Aerospace’s newly acquired business, Simplex, announces first FAA certified Internal Fire Attack System for the Black Hawk helicopter

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Portland, Oregon – Oct 30, 2019 - Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of their STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS). This AML extension adds 11 eligible UH-60/S-70 Type Certificates (TCs) to the existing STC, bringing the total to 12 UH-60/S-70 TCs that are now approved for operation with the Simplex Model 370i FAS.

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Oct
30
2019

Aero Dynamix Inc. receives Transport Canada (TCCA) validation and STC# SH19-42 for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Bell 505 platform

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Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announced today that they have received Transport Canada (TCCA) validation and STC# SH19-42 for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Bell 505 platform. “Earlier this year ADI received our FAA STC approval on the B505 and we continue to pursue and obtain foreign validations to support our customers’ needs and demonstrate our team’s expertise with their working knowledge of foreign regulatory agencies” said Tonka Hufford, ADI’s Chief Operating Officer.

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