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Mar
07
2019

David MacNeil becomes first private customer in North America to upgrade to new H145

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 7 March 2019 – Chicago-based customer David MacNeil is the first business and private aviation customer in North America to choose the new 5-bladed H145, announced today at the Heli-Expo trade show. The new version of Airbus’ best-selling H145 increases the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg (330lbs) while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity.

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Tags: Airbus David MacNeil H145
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Mar
07
2019

Airbus H160 helicopter happily handles Finland’s freezing winter

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 7 March, 2019 - Airbus Helicopters has successfully completed its certification programme of cold-weather testing of its latest H160 helicopter in northern Finland.

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Tags: Airbus Finland H160
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Mar
07
2019

GVH Aerospace Helps Swiss Rotor Solutions Achieve Partnership with Airbus Helicopters on Maximum PIlot View Kit

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, March 2019 – GVH Aerospace is pleased to be Swiss Rotor Solutions’ certification partner and helping Swiss Rotor Solutions in achieving the partnership with Airbus Helicopters to offer the MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT (MPVK) as a factory fit and retrofit option for the H125 helicopter. Airbus is taking immediate orders to install the MPVK on production line aircraft and for retrofit.

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Tags: Airbus GHV Aerospace H125 Swiss Rotor Solutions
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Mar
06
2019

Sikorsky Introduces S-92A+™ And S-92B™ Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA, -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced new plans for its S-92® helicopter line that will re-designate fielded helicopters as the S-92A+ after modification, and newly produced aircraft as the S-92B. The two variants will share a nearly identical configuration, with S-92B helicopters also featuring enlarged cabin windows and plans for a common cabin door suitable for offshore and SAR configurations. The announcement came at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show.

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Mar
06
2019

AMS and AUTOFLUG sign cooperation agreement

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – “The slim, lightweight and narrow design is excellently suited to the kind of technical task we are continually addressing.” This statement from Mr Andrea Girolin, Manager and CEO of AMS Heli Design LLC., based in Denison, Texas, explains very clearly why he has decided to purchase new safety seats from AUTOFLUG. The company AMS, which specializes in the equipping of helicopters for use in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), has now already been commissioned with the refitting of various models. The latest order comprises the equipping of the model AW-169 in an EMS configuration, in each of which 4 safety seats from AUTOFLUG will be used. With the concept FLYWEIGHT®, the German company AUTOFLUG, based in Rellingen, Schleswig-Holstein, is presenting a series of helicopter seats characterized by light, robust, and slim construction combined with modern design. Flexible and space-efficient cabin solutions can be easily realized thanks to options such as folding seating surfaces and the possibility of wall mounting.

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Tags: AMS AUTOFLUG
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Mar
06
2019

SCHWEIZER ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT FOR TWENTY-FIVE S300CBi™s TO INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE AND AEROSPACE GROUP, LLC

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Ft. Worth, TX (March 5, 2019) – Schweizer RSG announced today the signed agreement for the sale of twenty-five Schweizer S300CBi™s to the International Defense and Aerospace Group, LLC (IDAG). The landmark agreement marks the first commercial sale of the S300CBi™ for Schweizer since its purchase of the helicopter line in 2018 from Sikorsky. Deliveries are scheduled to begin 3rd quarter 2020.

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Mar
06
2019

CHC Helicopter’s H175 to become first helicopter delivered with new digital logcards

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – CHC Helicopter’s newest H175 will become the first Airbus helicopter to be delivered with digital logcards. The announcement, made at HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, makes Airbus Helicopters the first helicopter manufacturer on the market to transform paper-based logcards into easy-to-use digital data.

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Tags: CHC Helicopter H175
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Mar
06
2019

Haverfield Aviation teams with RMCI to implement advanced VHM/FDM - Full Fleet Next-Gen HUMS: XRDS

Posted by jhadmin

Huntsville, Alabama - Haverfield Aviation has teamed up with RMCI to bring the ultimate in safety and aircraft availability to their customers worldwide. By utilizing state of the art technology from RMCI, Haverfield is going above and beyond FAA and OEM maintenance requirements to ensure the safety of their fleet, their people, and their mission. Together, Haverfield will be able to provide the utmost safety, reliability and availability of aircraft to all utility customers. RMCI’s vibration and usage monitoring technology will protect their full fleet for international aircraft availability. With their Stage III IS-BAO Certification, Haverfield’s choice in RMCI further proves their commitment to safety, their trust and confidence in the RMCI team, and confirming their mission statement- “Growth with Strength and Honor.”

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Tags: Haverfield Aviation RMCI
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Mar
06
2019

StandardAero Goes Above and Beyond with Two Awards at Annual Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, Including Tenth Consecutive Customer Satisfaction Award

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA, Ga. – March 6, 2019 – StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce's attendance at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta. The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines operated by thousands of customers worldwide.

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Tags: Rolls Royce StandardAero
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Mar
06
2019

HAI HELI-EXPO 2019: DAY TWO WRAP-UP

Posted by jhadmin

The latest news and signing agreements from Bell at HAI Heli-Expo 2019.

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Tags: Bell Bell Helicopter Heli Expo
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Mar
06
2019

Forest Helicopters upgrades fleet with Airbus H125

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Forest Helicopters Inc. has signed an order for a light single-engine H125 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters Canada. A seasoned utility operator with Ontario bases in Kenora and Pickle Lake, the company will utilize the aircraft for a variety of missions including diamond drill support, powerline maintenance, fire suppression, wildlife services, airborne geophysics and precision aerial construction.

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Tags: Airbus Forest Helicopters H125
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Mar
06
2019

Dare County MedFlight is first North American customer to upgrade to new H145

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – North Carolina air medical operator Dare County MedFlight will be the first customer in North America to retrofit its helicopter to the new 5-bladed version, announced today at the Heli-Expo tradeshow at the Georgia World Congress Center. The new version of Airbus Helicopters’ best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter brings a new, innovative five-bladed rotor to the multi-mission H145, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity.

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Tags: Airbus Dare County MedFlight
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Mar
06
2019

Airbus confirms order for Canada’s first H160

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 - Airbus has signed an order for an ACH160 with an undisclosed Canadian customer. The customer, who has vast experience in corporate aviation, has opted for the aircraft to be delivered with a custom-made interior.

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Tags: ACH160 Airbus
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Mar
06
2019

KAMAN ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF NEXT GENERATION K-MAX® UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.-- Kaman Aerospace Group, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it is developing the next generation K-MAX® unmanned aircraft system that will allow operators to have the capability to fly either manned or unmanned missions. Kaman expects to offer unmanned system kits for new production and existing aircraft in 2020.

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Tags: Kaman K-MAX
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Mar
06
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY AND AIR METHODS TO ADD A NEW AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC145 LEVEL D QUALIFIED SIMULATOR IN DENVER

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NEW YORK (March 6, 2019) – FlightSafety International and Air Methods will be adding a new Level D qualified full flight simulator for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 at the FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver, Colorado.

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Tags: Air Methods FlightSafety
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Mar
06
2019

KAMAN LAUNCHES NEW K-MAX® COMPOSITE BLADE PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Mar. 5, 2019-- Kaman Aerospace Group, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it has launched a composite blade development program for the K-MAX® helicopter.

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Tags: Kaman Kaman Aerospace Group K-MAX
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Mar
06
2019

HONEYWELL DEBUTS NEW COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES FOR HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA, March 5, 2019 — At this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO, Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is introducing a new Mission Communications Terminal and the latest supplemental type certificate for the installation of the Aspire® 200 satellite communications system on the Bell B429.

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Tags: Honeywell
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Mar
06
2019

Babcock reports successful first year of H175 operations in Timor

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Babcock Australasia, the aerospace and defence company, is celebrating its first year of Airbus H175 helicopter operations in Timor Leste after clocking up nearly 1400 flights providing offshore aviation services for their oil and gas customer.

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Tags: Airbus Babcock H175
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Mar
06
2019

ACH160 helicopter sale maintains strong ACH momentum into 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – The sale of an Airbus ACH160 private helicopter to a European customer who is taking an Airbus aircraft for the first time underlines the sustained success of Airbus Corporate Helicopters following its highly positive first full year in 2018.

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
06
2019

Airbus Helicopters selects Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power H135 for U.S. Navy Trainer Replacement proposal

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Airbus Helicopters announced Wednesday its selection of the Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 engine to power the Airbus H135 IFR-certified helicopter the company is proposing for the U.S. Navy helicopter trainer replacement. Company officials made the announcement at the 2019 Heli-Expo industry trade show in Atlanta.

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Tags: Airbus H135 Pratt & Whitney
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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: Weststar Aviation Services tests HeliLink virtual technical support technology on AW Family helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a collaboration with Weststar Aviation Services Sdn Bhd of Malaysia as launch customer of the HeliLink digital product support engineering assistant. The new service provides a remote video-call support for maintenance technicians with augmented reality, resulting in quick assistance for trouble shooting, improved helicopter fleet reliability and management. Weststar will benefit from this service through its AW Family fleet of AW169, AW139 and AW189 types.

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Tags: Leonardo Weststar Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
06
2019

Japan Coast Guard expands Super Puma fleet with additional H225 order

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 March 2019 – Japan’s largest Super Puma operator, Japan Coast Guard (JCG), has acquired an additional H225. With the new helicopter, JCG’s Super Puma fleet will include two AS332s and 11 H225s, for security enforcement, territorial coastal activities, and disaster relief missions in Japan.

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Tags: Airbus AS332 H225 Japan Coast Guard
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Mar
06
2019

Safran partners with CHC Helicopter for Arriel engine support

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines and CHC Helicopter signed a four-year MRO support contract. This contract formalizes a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul and standard exchanges agreement supporting Arriel 1S, 2S1 and 2S2 engines for CHC's S-76 fleet; and Arriel 2C powering the AS365 Dauphin. Roughly 70 engines are covered by the agreement.

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Tags: Arriel AS365 CHC Safran
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Mar
06
2019

Arriel 2H now ready for service in China

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines has obtained a Validation of Type Certification (VTC) from CAAC (Civil Aviation Administration of China) for its Arriel 2H engine powering the Avicopter AC312E. A VTC is based on the EASA type certificate (obtained in 2018) and confirms that an imported engine conforms with Chinese airworthiness standards. This Arriel variant was selected in 2015 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (Aviation Industry Corporation of China), and certified by EASA in April 2018. The AC312E made its maiden flight in July 2016.

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Tags: Arriel 2H Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
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Mar
06
2019

DRF Luftrettung, first customer to use Safran Health Monitoring service with Airbus’ data collection systems

Posted by jhadmin

Safran is proud to announce that DRF Luftrettung is its first major customer to use its Premium Health Monitoring service through Airbus' Helionix avionic. The Health Monitoring service for helicopter engines allows customers to track engine life data and thus reduce unplanned events. Engine life is improved through the early detection of low signals, prognosis analysis and maintenance plan customization.

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Tags: Airbus DRF Luftrettung Safran
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Mar
06
2019

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Aero Asahi Corporation covering Arriel engines

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Aero Asahi Corporation, covering engines powering the operator's BK117C2, H125, S-76C+ and AS 365 N3 fleets. This 5-year contract supports a total of 55 Arriel 1 and 2 engines. This agreement is the second 5-year SBH® extension contract signed with this Japanese operator, one of the longest-standing support contracts of this kind (15 years) in the region.

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Tags: Safran Safran Helicopter Engines
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Mar
06
2019

Chinese Ministry of Transport selects the H175 for search and rescue operations

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The Rescue and Salvage Bureau (CRS) of the Chinese Ministry of Transport (MOT) is extending its medium class search and rescue helicopter fleet with the Airbus H175, beginning with a signature for two aircraft in search and rescue (SAR) configuration.

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Tags: Airbus CRS H175 MOT
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Mar
06
2019

FreeFlight Systems announces new radar altimeter display for helicopter operators

Posted by jhadmin

March, 6 2019 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today a new radar altimeter display system, the RAD-45. This new display was designed to exceed new trend indicator readout regulations required by EASA for helicopter operations. The system also meets all current FAA regulations, providing enhanced inflight safety benefits for pilots both in the United States and abroad.

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems NextGen
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Mar
06
2019

CNC Technologies To Demo CNC.LIVE, Newly Launched Defense Grade Online Portal for Airborne Law Enforcement at Heli-Expo, Booth C2203

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA – CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today the broad availability of CNC.LIVE, a new, defense-grade online portal for airborne law enforcement and public safety operations. Initially deployed as the aerial law enforcement hub for this year’s Super Bowl, CNC.LIVE will be available for demo at the CNC Technologies booth (C2203) at Heli-Expo.

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Mar
06
2019

ROTORTRADE 2019 DEVELOPMENT PLANS

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Rotortrade has been keeping very busy these past few years and 2019 will be no different. The company has just announced excellent results of 25 helicopter deliveries in 2018 and the opening of RT ANZ in Melbourne to cover the Oceania market.

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Tags: Rotortrade
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