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Oct
04
2017

AIR ZERMATT SELECTS ADDITONAL BELL 429 FOR SEARCH AND RESCUE MISSIONS

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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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Oct
04
2017

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

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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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Oct
04
2017

Palm Beach Helicopters Receives Single-Seat Motion Based Helicopter Simulator

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Orlando, Fl. — October 4, 2017 — Based in Lantana, FL, Palm Beach Helicopters recently installed their new TH22SM Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) manufactured by ELITE Simulation Solutions. The TH22SM is a single-seat, single control trainer based on the Robinson R22 helicopter and includes the optional 3 DOF (pitch, roll and heave) motion system. Palm Beach Helicopters has incorporated the TH22SM into training programs for private, instrument and commercial, enhancing the school’s capabilities and allowing students to receive the added benefits including cost savings and skill enrichment that simulators provide.

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Oct
04
2017

AW139 success continues in UK with the sale of two helicopters for VIP/corporate transport

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London, 4 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today the sale of a further two AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters to customers in the UK for corporate/VIP passenger transport, further strengthening its leadership in this market segment with a 50% share in the multiengine segment. Over 30 AW139s are currently operating in the UK

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Tags: Leonardo
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Oct
04
2017

DART Aerospace announces opening of warehouse in Amsterdam

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London, England - During the last couple of years, DART Aerospace has seen the importance in needing to support customers on a more local and regional level. As such, a little over a year ago, DART started investing in the European market by building a small team of 3 employees and opening an office in London, England. This would allow the company to cater to the European market, more closely. It then affiliated itself to a distribution partner, which grew the team and helped DART cover more ground in Europe and improve customer service to its European clients. From then on, DART grew.

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Oct
04
2017

Garmin® reimagines flight displays and engine monitoring solutions

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OLATHE, Kan. /October 4, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the touchscreen G500 TXi, G600 TXi and G700 TXi flight displays, as well as the engine information system (EIS) TXi. Boasting a clean-sheet touchscreen design and vibrant presentation, the TXi family incorporates greater situational awareness tools and an innovative feature set into a contemporary avionics platform. Three displays are available, offering optimal flexibility for panel configurations, including a large 10.6-inch display, and two versions of 7-inch displays, in portrait and landscape orientations. The 10.6-inch display can operate as a primary flight display (PFD), multi-function display (MFD) and optional integrated EIS in a highly customized package, while the 7-inch portrait display can be dedicated to any one of those functions. The 7-inch landscape display is available exclusively as a dedicated EIS solution. The G500 TXi system is intended for Part 23 Class I/II aircraft under 6,000 lbs. and the G600 TXi flight displays are intended for Class III aircraft that weigh up to 12,500 lbs. The G700 TXi is exclusively for Part 23 Class IV and Part 25 aircraft that weigh greater than 12,500 lbs. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and EIS TXi systems are targeted for approval in Q4 2017, which will feature a comprehensive approved model list (AML) containing over 600 single-engine piston, twin-engine piston and turboprop aircraft makes and models, offering the most configurable, state-of-the-art glass flight display solution in the market.

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Oct
04
2017

Vector Aerospace celebrates 35th year servicing Boeing Chinook helicopters

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Gosport, UK - Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 35th anniversary servicing the Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in the UK.

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Oct
04
2017

ÖAMTC Air Rescue: HeliAir showcases world premiere in London (+ photo)

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HeliAir, the ÖAMTC Air Rescue’s very own maintenance facility, is showcasing a world premiere at the HeliTech trade fair in London: Kokon (Cocoon). ‘Aviation’s first ever self-supporting interior trim is as versatile in its applications as a helicopter is in its operational options,’ explains Wolfgang Burger, Technical Director at ÖAMTC Air Rescue. The highly resilient trim is able to accommodate all sorts of fixings and fixtures, from medical equipment for emergency rescue helicopters to mission equipment for security forces and champagne cooler racks for VIP helicopters. ‘Kokon’s patented design is such that the airframe interior can be adapted to accommodate virtually any configuration in a time and cost-saving way,’ says HeliAir Maintenance Director Martin Weger. ‘It also means no additional licensing approvals for new fittings and fixtures are required from the aviation authorities.’

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Oct
04
2017

New Generation AW169 takes centre stage at Helitech 2017

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Rome - Leonardo is attending Helitech 2017, Europe’s premier helicopter show which is being held at ExCeL London from 3rd to 5th October 2017.

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Oct
04
2017

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES TC-300 ORDER FOR GROB AIRCRAFT

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Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an order for two additional TC-300 TrakkaCams to be used for airborne surveillance. Systems will be delivered in November 2017 to GROB Aircraft in Germany. GROB Aircraft is one of the world’s largest and most experienced composite aircraft manufacturers. Since 1971 GROB has delivered more than 3,500 aircraft that have flown over seven million hours on five continents.

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Oct
04
2017

ABLE EXPANDS MAINTENANCE CENTER WITH FAA CERTIFICATION FOR AS350

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MESA, Arizona – Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full suite of rotorcraft airframe services including maintenance, inspections, airframe repair, avionics upgrade and paint.

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Oct
04
2017

Major support of Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts through products and technology

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As the communities along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana begin to recover from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey, a number of Leonardo products and technologies have been activated in support of disaster relief and recovery, including satellites, aircraft, and helicopters.

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Oct
04
2017

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES SWE-300 HDIR ORDER FOR HELIGRAFICS

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Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an order for and has delivered five additional SWE-300 HDIR TrakkaCams to Heligràfics for Fire Mapping. Heligràfics Photogrammetry is a Spanish company founded in 2005 and specializing in executing projects for collecting and recording data from airborne sensors, as well as in the development of software and applications for the management and exploitation of the recorded information.

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Oct
04
2017

Garmin® unveils new, Doppler weather radar with automatic threat analysis for business, commercial and military aircraft

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OLATHE, Kan. /October 4, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GWX™ 80, a new weather radar that incorporates automated atmospheric threat assessment capabilities to help reduce pilot workload in the cockpit. Intended for business, commercial and military aircraft, the Doppler-based GWX 80 incorporates automatic 3D volumetric scanning, predictive wind shear detection, hail and lightning prediction, and advanced ground clutter suppression. A new, enhanced color palette also features more color contouring than any other weather radar on the market. The GWX 80 provides real-time weather information to help pilots analyze convective weather threats, which aids in situational awareness and helps reduce aircraft operational costs.

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Oct
04
2017

Airbus Helicopters and Southern Vietnam Helicopter Corporation celebrate 30 years of collaboration

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London, Airbus Helicopters has presented VNH South with an award celebrating its 30 years of flying Airbus helicopters in offshore missions.

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Oct
03
2017

H+S Aviation Declares Motorflug Baden-Baden as Rolls-Royce M250 Authorised Service Centre

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3 October 2017 - HELITECH – London – H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces the recent approval of Motorflug as a Rolls-Royce M250 Authorised Service Centre under H+S Aviation’s current M250 AMROC agreement. Through this agreement, H+S Aviation extends its ability to provide regional support, such as field services, to M250 customers through Motorflug Baden-Baden’s OEM-approved capabilities.

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Oct
03
2017

Waypoint H225 to be Showcased at Helitech International Helicopter Expo in London

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Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced a Waypoint Airbus H225 helicopter, operating on lease to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), will be used as a demonstrator and display aircraft at the Helitech International Helicopter Expo (“Helitech”), to take place at the ExCeL Convention Centre, London from 3-5 Oct 2017.

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Oct
03
2017

CityAirbus demonstrator passes major propulsion testing milestone

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London, Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the ducted propellers as well as the integration of the full-scale propulsion unit with two propellers, electric 100 KW Siemens motors and all electrical systems.

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Oct
03
2017

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES SELECTION BY AIRBUS HELICOPTERS FOR MILITARIES

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Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is proud to announce that it has received an order from Airbus Helicopters to provide eight A800 Searchlights for installation on multiple fleets of H225M Caracal helicopters. The systems will be installed in France before being delivered to two foreign governments for military deployment.

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Oct
03
2017

Global Helicopter Service becomes launch customer for Airbus Helicopters’ FlyScan data analysis software

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London, Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with German operator Global Helicopter Service (GHS), making them the launch customer for the company’s new FlyScan service, software that helps customers to analyse and manage the Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data from their helicopter fleet activities.

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Oct
03
2017

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES NORWEGIAN POLICE OPTS FOR AW169 AND THE NEW TRAKKA TLX SEARCHLIGHT

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Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new TrakkaBeam TLX high-intensity, high power searchlight for the AW169 helicopters chosen by the Norwegian Police Directorate as their new law enforcement helicopter type following the recent tender for their helicopter service modernisation programme. The contract will include three aircraft, with an option for a further three units, and a 10-year maintenance package.

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Oct
03
2017

Safran unveils Aneto – its new range of engines for the super-medium and heavy helicopter market

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines is unveiling its brand-new Aneto high power engine family at Helitech International, in London. Designed for new super-medium and heavy helicopter market, it incorporates ground-breaking technologies, developed as part of the Safran Helicopter Engines R&D roadmap. Aneto family will feature several models covering 2500 to over 3000 shp power range.

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Oct
03
2017

Royal Thai Police becomes first H175 operator in Asia Pacific

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London, The Royal Thai Police has received two H175 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, making it the first in Asia Pacific to operate the newest rotorcraft.

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Oct
02
2017

UPGRADED BRAZILIAN NAVY SUPER LYNX MAKES SUCCESSFUL MAIDEN FLIGHT

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Leonardo is pleased to announce the successful maiden flight of the first of eight upgraded Brazilian Navy Super Lynx Mk21B helicopters at its Yeovil facility, in southwest England, on 28th September 2017. The upgraded Lynx helicopters will give Brazil’s Naval Aviation a significant improvement in its capabilities, with much increased aircraft performance and mission effectiveness.

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Oct
02
2017

ALPINE AEROTECH SECURES EASA APPROVALS FOR COST SAVING REPLACEMENT PARTS

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Kelowna, BC (October 2nd, 2017 ) — ALPINE AEROTECH has secured EASA approvals for several of their cost saving OEM replacement parts. Their recognized experience in Bell Medium maintenance led to the discovery of several deficiencies in the OEM design considering performance, cost, and availability. This found opportunity resulted in the development, and ultimate approval for several replacement parts that incorporate innovative design features that outperform their OEM counterpart by employing tighter tolerances, superior manufacturing processes, and quality materials. Alpine Aerotech has strategically priced the replacement parts at a fraction of the cost, which is typically less expensive than repairing. They also retain adequate stock on hand for situations that require immediate delivery.

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Oct
02
2017

BELL HELICOPTER REDEFINES LUXURY AT THE MONACO YACHT SHOW

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During this year’s Monaco Yacht Show, Bell Helicopter and Lamborghini displayed the one off Centenario, a masterpiece of perfection designed to celebrate Ferruccio Lamborghini, alongside King’s Casino’s newly delivered luxurious Bell 429 helicopter. The aircraft combines sleek exterior lines and meticulously crafted bespoke interiors for the most unforgettable flight experience. Combined, this display was a perfect example of the innovative design and engineering skills of both manufacturers.

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Sep
28
2017

HELICOPTER MUSEUM CO-HOSTS MAIN LINE AIRPORT DEDICATION

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West Chester, PA – The Main Line Airport (MLA), also known as the Paoli Airport, stood for more than a half-century at the current site of Malvern’s Great Valley Corporate Center. As one of Pennsylvania’s earliest country airfields, it served aviation from the 1920s into the 1970s, and was home to major research breakthroughs that would later be incorporated into the world’s first successful helicopter.

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Sep
28
2017

ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES BRINGS NEW BOOTH, NEW CAPABILITIES TO HELITECH

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MESA, Arizona (September 28, 2017) – Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is bringing a new booth to Helitech International, featuring touch-screen technology to help communicate the depth and breadth of Able’s component repair, overhaul (CR&O) and completion capabilities.

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Sep
28
2017

LORD CORPORATION LAUNCHES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW AEROSPACE CENTER IN FRANCE

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Pont de L’Isère, Rhone-Alpes, France – LORD Corporation launched construction today of a new center for its aerospace electromechanical systems, including its Fly-By-Wire product line, with the symbolic laying down of the foundation stone in a ceremony attended by local government officials and senior executives from the company.

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Sep
27
2017

NTSB Report Released: Ancho, NM

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On September 16, 2017 about 1630 mountain daylight time, a Bell 206L-3 helicopter N213TV, impacted terrain near Ancho, New Mexico. The commercial rated pilot was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to LIN Television Corporation, Providence, Rhode Island, and operated by WQRE, TV 13, Albuquerque, New Mexico, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a business fight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed.

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