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Mar
26
2018

True Blue Power Introduces 2,000-Watt, AC-to-DC Voltage Converter

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LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2018) — True Blue Power today introduced a 2,000-watt, AC-to-DC voltage converter at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show. The TC2000 is ideal for aircraft with AC electrical systems that require 28-volt DC power. This includes executive aircraft, airline and passenger configurations.

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Mar
26
2018

ARGUS Unmanned and USAIG Provide UAS Policyholders with Comprehensive Safety Packages

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New York, NY…Through USAIG’s Performance Vector Unmanned program, ARGUS Unmanned and USAIG are placing the industry’s leading safety solutions in the hands of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) policyholders. The ARGUS Unmanned and USAIG relationship presents a comprehensive approach to UAS safety management, helping operators to comply with regulations and mitigate risk as the UAS industry continues to rapidly grow and diversify in its capabilities.

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Mar
26
2018

FAA Bestows Parts Manufacturer Approval on SmartSky 4G Aircraft System

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to SmartSky Networks’ radio and antenna manufacturing partners, enabling full-rate production of the SmartSky 4G LTE aircraft system and catalyzing STC projects on numerous popular business aircraft. Avidyne secured a PMA for the production of the airborne radio, while AeroAntenna received PMA for the manufacture of SmartSky’s aircraft antennas.

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Mar
26
2018

FreeFlight Systems partners with Avidyne to provide ADS­B In with IFD Series

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March 26, 2018 ­ IRVING, Texas ­ NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company will provide their certified RANGR ADS­B receivers to Avidyne customers. Avidyne will bundle an IFD system and a ADS­B Out­capable Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems RANGR­RX ADS­B receiver to offer a complete ADS­B solution. By combining the strength and reliability of the Avidyne series of Mode S transponders with FreeFlight Systems RANGR­RX ADS­B receiver, this avionics package will provide general aviation aircraft a complete and cost­effective way to equip with ADS­B In and Out for the upcoming January 1, 2020 mandate.

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Mar
26
2018

NTSB Report Released: New York, NY

Posted by jhadmin

On March 11, 2018, about 1908 eastern daylight time, an American Eurocopter Corp (Airbus Helicopters) AS350B2, N350LH, was substantially damaged when it impacted the East River and subsequently rolled inverted after the pilot reported a loss of engine power near New York, New York. The pilot egressed from the helicopter and sustained minor injuries. The five passengers did not egress and were fatally injured. The scheduled 30-minute, doors-off aerial photography flight was operated by Liberty Helicopters, Inc., on behalf of FlyNYON under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight, which originated from Helo Kearny Heliport (65NJ), Kearny, New Jersey about 1900.

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Mar
26
2018

Airbus Helicopters to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract valued at approximately $116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The contract is the company’s second this year, highlighting the U.S. Army’s confidence and growth capability of the Lakota program.

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Mar
26
2018

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

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Oxford, Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of 36% since 2013. As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the company’s long-term commitment, made in 2015, to invest in increasing its industrialisation in the UK; an Airbus home country.

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Mar
26
2018

"Doors-off'" and "Open-door'' Flight Prohibition: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order

Posted by jhadmin

This notification provides Emergency Order of Prohibition No. FAA-2018-0243, issued March 22, 2018 to all operators and pilots of flights for compensation or hire with the doors open or removed in the United States or using aircraft registered in the United States for doors off flights. The Emergency Order prohibits the use of supplemental passenger restraint systems that cannot be released quickly in an emergency in doors off flight operations. It also prohibits passenger-carrying doors off flight operations unless the passengers are at all times properly secured using FAA-approved restraints.

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Mar
22
2018

U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center orders 300 additional M-Code GPS receivers from Rockwell Collins

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 22, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has received a follow-on order for 300 Military Code (M-Code) GPS receivers from the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center (USAF SMC). The order comes after the recent fulfillment of 770 receivers in support of the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program.

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Mar
22
2018

Drallim Industries is DART Aerospace's new European external load Repair & Overhaul facility

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – March 22nd, 2018 – DART has continuously been committed to strengthening its position and customer focus in Europe and surrounding regions all while striving to facilitate access to product portfolio and top-of-the-line quality service and customer support.

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Mar
22
2018

Elbit Systems Ltd. Receives Governmental Approval to Acquire Universal Avionics Systems Corporation

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - March 22, 2018 – Universal Avionics Systems Corporation announces that Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) is in the process of completing the acquisition of Universal Avionics through an asset acquisition agreement. The parties have received the applicable government approvals and the closing is anticipated to occur in the coming weeks. Under the ownership of Elbit Systems, Universal Avionics will become a wholly-owned subsidiary.

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Mar
22
2018

Genesys Aerosystems Delivers over 1,000 HeliSAS Systems

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Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems celebrated today the 1,000th delivery of its HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System and Two-Axis Autopilot to an EMS operator of an Airbus EC130T2.

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Mar
22
2018

Chicago Jet Group Receives Aircraft Model List (AML) STC for Latitude’s Satellite Data Unit.

Posted by jhadmin

(VICTORIA, BC Canada) Chicago Jet Group (CJG), the premier installation and training facility for Next Generation Satellite Systems (NGSS) including CPDLC for FANS 1/A+ and ATN, has received FAA approval of AML STC ST03262-CH for complete FANS 1/A+ system installations that incorporate the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit (SDU) onto 12 additional business jet models.

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Mar
20
2018

ONE-G SIMULATION EXPANDS FEATURE OFFERINGS ON HELICOPTER FLIGHT TRAINING DEVICE

Posted by jhadmin

Seattle, WA (March 2018) – one-G simulation, a flight simulation company, is now offering an expanded list of available features for its popular Torrance 44 ATP™ (Augmented Training Platform) including Search And Rescue (SAR), Heads Up Display (HUD), Forward Looking Infrared (FLIR), tunnel-in-the-sky, longline and night vision goggle emulations. The Torrance 44™ is a cutting-edge training device based on the Robinson 44 ®, which merges Virtual Reality technology with flight simulation, creating a highly immersive augmented reality flight deck.

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Mar
20
2018

Universal Avionics Presents AEA2018 Training Workshop for New InSight Web-Based Configuration Tool

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Tucson, AZ - March 20, 2018 – Universal Avionics invites Authorized Dealers and Integrators to join its training session during the AEA’s 2018 International Convention and Trade Show. The workshop covers the External Configuration Editor (ECE), a new web-based installer configuration tool for the InSight Display System. Interested attendees are welcome to fill a seat in Room 122 of the MGM Grand Convention Center on Tuesday, March 27th at 9:30am (PDT).

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Mar
19
2018

NTSB Issues Urgent Safety Recommendation to Prohibit Flights that Use Unsafe Harness Systems

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WASHINGTON (March 19, 2018) ¬— The National Transportation Safety Board Monday called on the Federal Aviation Administration to prohibit commercial flights that use passenger harness systems that do not allow for easy release during emergencies.

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Mar
19
2018

Spectrum Aeromed Announces $100,000 in Profit Sharing Bonuses

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Fargo, North Dakota – Spectrum Aeromed announced today plans to distribute around $100,000 in profit sharing funds to 20 employees, including interns, at the Fargo location.

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Mar
19
2018

Palm Beach Helicopters Awarded Contract for TNP Pilot Training!

Posted by jhadmin

West Palm Beach, Fla. March 19, 2018, Today Palm Beach Helicopters will continue its ten year relationship with the Turkish National Police having been awarded a new contract for training seven helicopter pilot candidates. Each candidate will receive private, instrument, and commercial training.

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Mar
19
2018

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics’ Director of Sales Joins Aircraft Electronics Association Board of Directors

Posted by jhadmin

WICHITA, Kan. (March 19, 2018) — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced David Copeland, the company’s Director of Sales, has been elected to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Board of Directors. Seven new members, including Copeland, will serve a three-year term beginning this month.

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Mar
19
2018

Metro continues to improve the MetroAlert app

Posted by jhadmin

19 MAR 2018 – Shreveport, LA – Metro Aviation provides MetroAlert, a smartphone application that facilitates rapid communication from the field for an emergency helicopter transport, to its operations customers free of charge. Since introducing the app, Metro has dedicated a team of developers to increasing its functionality and introducing several customer-suggested features. Recently, Metro rolled out one of the biggest updates to date.

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Mar
19
2018

Helicopter Association International to Form Working Group to Address Gaps in Air Safety

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Alexandria, Virginia - Helicopter Association International (HAI) is working with industry and other interested parties to learn from the tragic results of recent helicopter accidents. We strongly believe it is in the best interests of the industry and the general public to prevent similar accidents from occurring in the future.

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Mar
16
2018

StandardAero Achieves EASA AMO Certification for South African PT6A Engine MRO Facility

Posted by jhadmin

JOHANNESBURG – March 16, 2018 – Vector Aerospace Africa (Pty) Ltd., a StandardAero company located in Lanseria, Johannesburg, South Africa, has secured European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) aircraft maintenance organization (AMO) certification for its engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility. Opened in 2010 and located at Lanseria International Airport, the shop is a Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PT6A Designated Overhaul Facility (DOF) with distributorship rights.

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Mar
16
2018

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Fortem Technologies, Creator of Radar Systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

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CHICAGO, - Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Fortem Technologies, Inc., a Salt Lake City, Utah-based company developing advanced radar systems for unmanned and manned aircraft.

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Mar
14
2018

HONEYWELL PROVIDES SUPPORT TO AW139 LEONARDO HELICOPTER FLEETS THROUGH EXPANSION IN NORTH AFRICA

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ROLLE, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 – Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers benefit from faster turnaround times and reduced inventory spares holdings, while decreasing cost and improving equipment reliability and passenger safety.

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Mar
14
2018

State of Qatar signs contract for 28 NH90 multirole helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Doha, 14 March 2018 – Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters, during DIMDEX, Qatar’s biennial defence exhibition. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport (TTH) configuration and 12 NH90s in naval (NFH) configuration, will support the country’s plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet. As part of the plan, Qatar will receive 16 H125 light single-engine helicopters in training configuration for operation by the Qatar Armed Forces Air Academy.

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Mar
14
2018

DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – March 14th, 2018 – DART Aerospace has recently announced Transport Canada certification of its Bell 505 Bearpaws.

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Mar
14
2018

LEONARDO BOOSTS INTERNATIONAL GROWTH WITH QATAR HELICOPTER DEAL WORTH MORE THAN €3 BN

Posted by jhadmin

The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The deal was announced during the DIMDEX Exhibition in Doha in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti and Leonardo Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Profumo.

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Mar
14
2018

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Named Authorized BendixKing Repair Partner, Continues 40-year Service Partnership

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WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced the company will continue its decades-long service partnership with BendixKing as an Authorized Repair Partner. This classification authorizes Mid-Continent to perform maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange service on all BendixKing products.

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Mar
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Sheboygan, WI

Posted by jhadmin

On March 4, 2018, about 2324 central standard time, a Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BK 117 B-2 helicopter, N1174U, operated by Air Methods, Englewood, Colorado, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (SBM), Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The commercial pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic were not injured. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a helicopter air ambulance flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed about 2257, from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The flight was destined for the HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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Mar
12
2018

Genesys Aerosystems Appoints New Marketing Communications Manager

Posted by jhadmin

MINERAL WELLS, TX – March 12, 2018 –– Genesys Aerosystems, the leader in digital autopilot systems and special mission EFIS displays, today announced the addition of Simpson Bennett to the Genesys Aerosystems team as the Marketing Communications Manager.

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