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Apr
09
2020

Frasca’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by jhadmin

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Frasca International continues to be as productive as possible during this time. We’ve made many changes within our work environment for the safety of our employees. A large percentage of our team is now working from home. We want our customers to know that we are able to respond to their needs with product and technical support. We are continuing to build existing orders and developing new technology for our simulators and want our customers to know that we are here for them and are continually looking for alternative ways to support them. Our goal is to be ready to meet our customers needs when the industry and specifically flight training organizations are up running again.

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Apr
09
2020

FlightSafety Delivers Recurrent Ground School Training Online Through Instructor-Led LiveLearning

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LaGuardia Airport, New York – FlightSafety International now provides the ground school portion of its recurrent training programs online through the instructor-led LiveLearning training system.

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Apr
09
2020

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman Program Achieves ‘Weight on Wheels’ Milestone

Posted by jhadmin

Australia, April 9, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] Australia recently achieved two more milestones on the Royal Australian Air Force’s Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program: weight on wheels and aircraft power on.

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Apr
09
2020

AeroBrigham integrates Garmin GI 275 technology

Posted by jhadmin

North Texas based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider, AeroBrigham has announced the recent installation of the newly released Garmin GI 275 electronic instrumentation into the Air Tractor Fire Boss AT802A/B amphibious scooper air tanker. The integration of the new technology will result in improved safety, reliability, and reduced pilot workload. Specifically, the new electronic ADI and HSI can remain fully functional during abrupt maneuvering or significant aircraft attitude changes that can uncage competitor equipment. This is a result of the air data, attitude, and heading reference system (ADAHRS) driven display that replaces the antiquated mechanical attitude indicator, with no instrument panel face modification required. An integrated one-hour battery backup is also standard.

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Apr
08
2020

AAMS REQUESTS $363.5M IN EMERGENCY FUNDING TO SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCES COVID-19 Pandemic increases labor costs by 50%

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Alexandria, Va. – The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), representing the air medical transport industry submitted a letter this week to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar with an urgent request to rapidly distribute money to emergency air medical providers from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. In order to ensure the sustainability of the air ambulance community’s labor force through the challenges of the next six months, air ambulance labor costs will increase by an estimated 50%. AAMS anticipates a total six-month need of $254,424.00 per aircraft, for a total allocation of $363,571,425.00.

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Apr
08
2020

Kopter officially joins Leonardo Helicopters !

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 8 avril 2020 – Leonardo announced today the closing of the acquisition of Kopter Group AG (Kopter) from Lynwood (Schweiz). The purchase price, on a cash and debt free basis, consists of a $185 million fixed component plus an earn-out mechanism linked to certain milestones over the life of the programme, starting from 2022.

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Apr
07
2020

NTSB Final Report: Sula, MT

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter pilot reported that, after an agricultural application flight, he set the bucket down in a predetermined operations zone near a semi-truck loading hopper to be refilled. He added that another truck arrived to top off the semi-truck hopper, which emitted fertilizer dust and led to the pilot being concerned that it would deteriorate visibility. He advised the ground crew that he was going to temporarily move out of the operations zone.

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Apr
07
2020

NTSB Final Report: Beeville, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On June 21, 2019, at 0842 central daylight time (CDT), N243XT a Boeing CV2-Cargo Air Vehicle (CAV), unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sustained substantial damage during a contingency landing during a test flight at Chase Industrial airport (TX2), Beeville, TX.

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Apr
07
2020

Joining forces in the fight against COVID-19

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Worldwide, Airbus employees are going above and beyond to support health professionals who continue treating extremely high volumes of COVID-19 patients – with an emphasis on producing life-saving medical equipment.

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Apr
06
2020

Curtiss-Wright’s NSA Approved, Common Criteria Certified DTS1 Storage Device Now Qualified for Extended Operating Temperature Range (-45º to +85ºC)

Posted by jhadmin

ASHBURN, Va. – April 6, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged data storage and protection solutions, announced today that its Data Transport System (DTS1) Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, the embedded industry’s first commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data-at-rest (DAR) storage solution to support two layers of full disk encryption (FDE) in a single device, has been fully tested and validated for operation at the extended -45º to +85ºC operating temperature range per MIL-STD-810G methods and procedures. This qualification makes the DTS1 ideal for use in the harshest deployed military environments, including high altitude, long endurance (HALE) UAS platforms that must operate as high as 40,000 ft. The DTS1 is the only Common Criteria certified NAS solution endorsed by the NSA and approved by NATO with two certified encryption layers. A cold plate was used for the active cooling testing, and included an integrated DTS1 unit containing a 2 terabyte removable memory cartridge (RMC).

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Apr
06
2020

Coptersafety COVID-19 Update

Posted by jhadmin

As safety is at the core of our business, we want to protect our community during the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak. Coptersafety is closely monitoring the status of the outbreak and its potential adverse impact on our ability to operate.

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Apr
06
2020

Watch the U.S. Marine Corps' Bell AH-1Z in Action

Posted by jhadmin

The Bell AH-1Z Viper continues to showcase its maneuverability, whether in a maritime environment or onshore. A few months ago, the U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the power of this attack helicopter through exercise "Viper Storm."

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Apr
06
2020

Bell Chemical Lab Produces Hand Sanitizer for Employees

Posted by jhadmin

As many manufacturers start finding new health safety solutions or aiding employees using resources on hand, Bell is no exception. When the nation began experiencing a shortage of hand sanitizer, our Bell Engineering Labs team decided to take matters into their own hands. Working with our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team, they were able to follow the World Heath Organization’s formula and produce hand sanitizer using compounds in the lab while the EHS team procured materials and organized distribution.

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Apr
06
2020

Universal Avionics Opens Its Doors to Aid Workers for COVID-19 Face Mask and Shield Assembly

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, Arizona - April 6, 2020 – Universal Avionics is assisting the local Tucson community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly line space at their Tucson Headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields.

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Apr
06
2020

Shadin today announced the all-new Volta Series data converter platform

Posted by jhadmin

Shadin Avionics announces its new Volta Series data converter platform as a software free complement to the highly successful Avionics Interface System (AIS) Configurable Converter Platform (CCP). First in the new series is the Volta-60 Discrete to ARINC 429 converter (V60).

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Apr
06
2020

Statement By Marillyn Hewson On Lockheed Martin Additional Support Of COVID-19 Relief And Recovery Efforts

Posted by jhadmin

BETHESDA, Md., -- Lockheed Martin recently announced a number of additional steps we are taking to continue supporting our employees, vulnerable companies in our supply chain and those on the front lines of the medical crisis impacting our local communities and the nation.

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Apr
06
2020

Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA, —Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered the first CH-47F Chinook with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), continuing a track record of on-time deliveries to customers. The RNLAF will operate a fleet of 20 CH-47F Chinooks, the newest configuration in use by countries around the world.

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Apr
06
2020

Boeing to Temporarily Suspend Philadelphia Area Operations in Response to Escalating COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by jhadmin

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is temporarily suspending production operations at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the company's continuous assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U.S. and global defense customers.

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Apr
06
2020

Japan Coast Guard orders two more H225 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Tokyo, 6 April 2020 – Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has placed a new order of two H225 helicopters. This follow-on order brings JCG’s Super Puma fleet to 15, comprising two AS332s and 13 H225s. The new helicopters will be utilised for territorial coastal activities, security enforcement, as well as disaster relief missions in Japan.

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Apr
03
2020

You are invited to attend the third AAMS COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting

Posted by jhadmin

You are invited to attend the third AAMS COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting next week.

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Apr
03
2020

US Treasury Announces New Application Process for Payroll Support

Posted by jhadmin

Please note: if you are intending to file for assistance from the Payroll Support Program, you should submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT today, April 3.

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Apr
03
2020

AeroBrigham blends maintenance and healthcare to improve safety

Posted by jhadmin

April 3, 2020 - Decatur, Texas - When AeroBrigham co-owner, Danny Brigham left emergency room nursing to help open AeroBrigham, he likely never thought his medical background (and current nursing license) would be helpful in his aircraft maintenance, repair, overhaul, and completion business in Decatur, Texas. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, life and business dramatically changed. Brigham is now putting his medical background to work along with his extensive A&P maintenance experience by protecting both employees and customers.

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Apr
02
2020

Vertical Flight Society Announces 2020 Individual Recipients of Its Prestigious Awards

Posted by jhadmin

Fairfax, VA, — The Vertical Flight Society today announced the 2020 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. Since its establishment in 1944, VFS Awards have paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Oct. 7 during the VFS 76th Annual Forum and Technology Display in Virginia Beach, Virginia (www.vtol.org/forum).

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Apr
02
2020

Fact Sheet – The UAS Integration Pilot Program

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recognizes that unmanned aircraft systems –“UAS,” or more popularly, “drones”— are the fastest growing segment of aviation. In the United States, people are flying these aircraft for fun or are performing commercial operations. Drones enable people to go places and do things that might otherwise be dangerous, and they often save money and time.

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Apr
02
2020

SURVEY Copter, the tactical drones division of Airbus, is participating in the 3D production of protective medical equipment

Posted by jhadmin

SURVEY Copter, the tactical drones division of Airbus with its main site based in Pierrelatte, in southern France, this week gave a rapid and positive response to the proposal for an association with the Montélimar “Convergences 26” FabLab in Drome Ardèche, to start up production of medical protection visors on the 3D printers normally used to build drones.

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Apr
02
2020

AAMS CARES Act Implementation Update; Additional COVID-19

Posted by jhadmin

AAMS has compiled the following list of links and guidance regarding programs that may be available to members of the critical care transport industry from the recently enacted CARES Act. There is a highly variable list of programs available to hospitals, first responders, Part 135 operations, and small businesses. The following resources are organized as they appeared in the legislation:

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Apr
02
2020

Omni Táxi Aéreo Serving the Offshore Community During COVID-19

Posted by jhadmin

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Omni Táxi Aéreo (“Omni”), Brazil’s largest and most diversified helicopter operator, is committed to adapting its procedures and safely serving the offshore energy community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
01
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH AVERA HEALTH PLANS AND DAKOTACARE FOR SERVICES IN SOUTH DAKOTA

Posted by jhadmin

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, announced today it has reached an agreement with Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE to provide in-network coverage for its consumers. The agreement will protect both Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE members from unplanned financial liability for Air Methods’ services. Air Methods operates Black Hills Life Flight, based out of Rapid City, S.D., which serves the state’s greater Black Hills region. Under this agreement, Rocky Mountain Holdings (Black Hills Life Flight) has agreed to accept the amount allowed by Avera Health Plans and DAKOTACARE as full settlement of their charges in South Dakota, Nebraska and Iowa.

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Apr
01
2020

HAI Members: Two Important Financial Resources for COVID-19 Relief

Posted by jhadmin

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the US government is providing up to $25 billion for loans and loan guarantees for passenger air carriers, Part 145 repair stations, and ticket agents/brokers. The Act also authorizes up to $349 billion for job retention and certain other expenses as part of the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Tags: CARES Act HAI
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Mar
31
2020

Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, March 31, 2020—Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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