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Aug
16
2019

Leonardo: AW119Kx VIP helicopter with special 24,000 ft. altitude kit expands Chile’s robust fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Philadelphia, – Leonardo announces the delivery of one AW119Kx VIP helicopter with a 24,000 ft. altitude kit to an undisclosed private customer in Chile. The unique altitude kit provides outstanding performance in the region’s tall Andes mountain peaks. This latest handover adds to over 20 helicopters already in service in the country including the AW119, AW109, AW139 and W-3A Sokol models performing VIP transport, firefighting, law enforcement and utility tasks.

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Aug
15
2019

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted by jhadmin

Overall, accidents and fatalities in the international helicopter community are trending downward. Programs such as Land & LIVE—or, as I like to say it, "Land the damn helicopter!"—have been embraced by the industry and regulatory agencies worldwide as a significant tool in preventing accidents. We are turning away from proscriptive safety ("Thou shalt not ...") to focusing on tools that equip us to manage the risks inherent in aviation.

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Tags: HAI
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Aug
15
2019

BELL 407GXI EARNS IFR CERTIFICATION

Posted by jhadmin

FORT WORTH, Texas (15 August 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 407GXi. The certification is a requirement for the Navy Advanced Helicopter Training System competition, enabling the Bell 407GXi to replace the Bell TH-57 Sea Ranger as the US Navy's training helicopter.

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Aug
15
2019

Bell Announces 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Delivery

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX (15 August 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the 200th Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Austria-based operator Hubi-fly Helikopter GmbH. The aircraft will be used for corporate transport.

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Aug
15
2019

Savback Helicopters becomes Bell Independent Representative for commercial helicopter sales in Sweden and Finland

Posted by jhadmin

With over 20 years of experience selling both new and pre-owned helicopters, Savback Helicopters is delighted to announce the beginning of an exciting journey as a newly appointed, Bell Independent Representative for sales of commercial helicopters in Sweden and Finland. With Bell aircraft, Savback Helicopters will provide its extensive network of customers, the opportunity to improve their performance and operations.

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Aug
15
2019

DANIEL GREENHILL JOINS FLIGHTSAFETY UNMANNED SYSTEMS TRAINING AS DIRECTOR, SALES

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (August 15, 2019) - FlightSafety International announces that Daniel Greenhill has joined FlightSafety Unmanned Systems Training as Director of Sales.

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Aug
14
2019

Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter Certified For Expanded Brazil Operations

Posted by jhadmin

TRUMBULL, Conn., – Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency-Brazil (ANAC) approved the Search and Rescue (SAR) configuration for the Sikorsky S-92A™ helicopter. The certification now enables the operation of S-92® helicopters in Brazil in all production configurations, including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Aug
14
2019

Stephen M. Dickson Sworn in as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – Stephen M. Dickson was sworn in today by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao as the 18th Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). An aviation industry professional with nearly 40 years of experience, Dickson is widely respected and assumes the role of Administrator of the agency during a critical moment for aviation safety.

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Aug
14
2019

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES TRAKKABEAM A800 SEARCHLIGHT FOR SIKORSKY UH-60M HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Sarasota, Florida, USA –– Trakka Systems has been awarded a contract by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, to supply their cutting edge, high intensity, multi-mission TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight, as part of the mission equipment package on the UH-60M platform.

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Aug
14
2019

WinAir releases flight ops API for automating the transfer of flight data

Posted by jhadmin

London, ON, Canada – August 14, 2019 – Attention flight ops providers: WinAir is delighted to announce the release of an open API for integrating flight ops software with WinAir Version 7. Integrate your flight ops system with the aviation industry’s top “best of breed” maintenance and inventory control software to assist clients in keeping their flight operations and maintenance departments organized with ease.

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Aug
14
2019

Leonardo confirms solid presence in the Brazilian VIP helicopter market at LABACE with new orders

Posted by jhadmin

São Paulo, – Leonardo builds on its marquee success in South America’s VIP/Corporate multiengine helicopter market while at LABACE, the region’s largest luxury helicopter expo, held August 13 – 15 in São Paulo, Brazil announcing new orders for a total of five units valued at nearly 30 million euro. The company, already a global leader in the VIP multiengine segment with a 40% market share, is leveraging the strong local presence of its products, with over 170 helicopters flying in Brazil and more than 220 in South America, now adding three AW109 Trekker light twins, one AW109 GrandNew and one 1 AW169 intermediate twins.

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Aug
13
2019

Kopter Group enters the Brazilian market

Posted by jhadmin

Mollis, Switzerland, August 13th 2019 - Kopter Group (Kopter) is starting the active promotion in Brazil of its SH09, the next generation single engine helicopter, with the appointment of Gualter Helicopteros as sales representative & distributor.

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Tags: Brazil Gualter Helicopteros Kopter Group SH09
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Aug
13
2019

TracPlus appoints new Director, Bridget Unsworth

Posted by jhadmin

TracPlus Global Limited has announced this week the appointment of a new Director, Bridget Unsworth.

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Aug
12
2019

Flightcell International Win Another Prestigious Award

Posted by jhadmin

Flightcell International Ltd has won Aviation New Zealand’s supreme Company Award. The Company Award recognises the outstanding performance and contribution to the growth of the aviation industry. This follows a similar success in 2016 when Flightcell won Aviation New Zealand’s “Excellence in Innovation Award”.

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Aug
12
2019

Helicentre and Bristow Open Sponsored Cadet Programme

Posted by jhadmin

Helicentre Aviation Academy and Bristow Helicopters are proud to announce the launch of the Bristow Cadet Programme designed to create the next generation of Bristow pilots. Four cadets will have their training fully sponsored to enable them to qualify as Commercial Helicopter Pilots. The cadets will also receive sponsorship of their Instrument Rating course enabling them to transition directly from training into employment with Bristow, flying offshore as first officers at one of the company’s UK bases. The programme will commence this autumn and will be delivered at Helicentre’s Midlands-based training centre.

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Tags: Bristow Helicopters Helicentre Aviation Academy
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Aug
12
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Ida Grove, IA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 21, 2019, about 0845 central daylight time, a Robinson R-44 (Raven I) helicopter, N459TA, impacted terrain while maneuvering low-level near Ida Grove, Iowa. The commercial pilot and sole occupant sustained minor injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Mid-West Helicopter, LLC, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 as a visual flight rules aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the Ida Grove Municipal Airport (IDG), Ida Grove, Iowa, about 0620.

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Aug
12
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Blair, NE

Posted by jhadmin

On July 27, 2019, at 1628 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 II helicopter, N7508Z, impacted terrain following a reported system malfunction near Blair, Nebraska. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades and tailboom. The helicopter was registered to and operated by NE IA Helicopters, LLC, Tekamah, Nebraska, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed an off-airport location for aerial application operations at an unknown time.

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Aug
12
2019

Rotor Maxx Support Ltd. acquires Canadian Ch-124 Sea Kings

Posted by jhadmin

Rotor Maxx Support Limited (RMS) is proud to be the successful bidder on the Canadian CH-124 Sea King (Sikorsky SH-3) competitive sales process. RMS recognizes what the aircraft need in order to have a viable future and will be upgrading/modernizing them in order to improve flight safety, increase performance and enhance operational reliability before making them available to both military and non-military customers. Already a world leader in all aspects of support for the S61/H-3 series helicopter, RMS is well prepared for the work that lies ahead.

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Tags: HAI RMS Rotor Maxx Support Limited
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Aug
07
2019

Philippine National Police Chooses R44s for Training

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — On July 25th Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to the Philippine National Police (PNP). The aircraft were purchased through Robinson’s longtime dealer Lionair Inc. (Manilla, Philippines), marking the first acquisition of Robinson helicopters by the Philippine government.

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Tags: Lionair Philippine National Police PNP R44 R44 Raven Robinson Helicopter Compnay
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Aug
06
2019

Helicentre Aviation Announces Bristow CPL(H) Scholarship

Posted by jhadmin

Helicentre Aviation is excited to announce it is working with Bristow Helicopters and will be awarding a brand new 2019 “Bristow” Commercial Pilot Scholarship, adding to the Academy’s well-established and highly successful Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Programme. The joint initiative is driven by both companies’ pro-active approach to recruitment, attracting fresh talent to industry, and helping stand-out individuals progress into careers which include Oil and Gas and SAR.

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Tags: Bristow Helicopters Helicentre Aviation
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Aug
06
2019

Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Achieves IFR Certification

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX (August 6, 2019) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that it has recently received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-680 and supporting sensors in the Leonardo TH-119. This STC also certifies the TH-119 for Single Pilot IFR operations (SPIFR). The TH-119 is the only single-engine helicopter in decades to meet current IFR requirements, allowing pilots to operate the aircraft safely in low visibility and challenging weather conditions, thanks to advanced avionics by the Genesys Aerosystems IDU-680 and redundant helicopter flight systems.

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Aug
06
2019

CASP AEROSPACE BECOMES A FACTORY APPROVED CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR AND REPAIR STATION FOR ANSUL-TYCO FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Posted by jhadmin

Pointe-Claire, QC, Canada – August 06, 2019 – CASP Aerospace is proud to announce the recent appointment as Canadian distributor and approved repair station for ANSUL-TYCO fire extinguishers. CASP Aerospace has been maintaining aviation fire extinguishers of all types and for all aircraft applications since 1988, servicing Commercial, Business and Military customers.

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Aug
05
2019

NTSB Final Report: Midland, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On October 1, 2017, at 1447 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B-2B helicopter, N2284U, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain in an open field near Midland, Michigan. The private pilot sustained fatal injuries, and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Attitude Toys, Inc., and was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from the open field shortly before the accident.

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Aug
05
2019

NTSB Final Report: Albany, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On January 8, 2018, at 1345 central standard time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N797JR, collided with trees and the terrain during an autorotation near Albany, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to S2 Helicopter Services and was operated by an individual as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from a ranch in Albany, Texas, at 1310.

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Aug
05
2019

Savback Announces Partnership with GC Rotorsgroup to release Ultra-Light Helicopters Globally

Posted by jhadmin

For over twenty years, Savback Helicopters, has been known in the helicopter industry to deliver helicopters to the most discerning customers. As possibilities of flying helicopters are changing, Savback Helicopters is delighted to announce its new partnership with GC Rotorsgroup s.r.l. to bring their ultra-light helicopters to a global audience.

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Tags: GC Rotorsgroup Savback Helicopters
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Aug
05
2019

2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Sessions and Schedule Announced

Posted by jhadmin

DALLAS – August 5, 2019 – CHC Helicopter today officially released the completed schedule and lineup of speakers for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit taking place this October 1-3 at the Omni Dallas Hotel.

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Aug
02
2019

U.S. Customs New Fast-Track Pilot Hiring Process

Posted by jhadmin

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is on the frontline of our nation’s security mission and as with many in the aviation industry we are currently looking for qualified pilots to join our ranks. CBP’s Air and Marine Operations division is made up of approximately 1,800 federal agents and mission support personnel, 240 aircraft, and 300 marine vessels operating throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

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Aug
02
2019

Bristow Group Files Plan Of Reorganization And Disclosure Statement

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON, Aug. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group Inc. (OTC: BRSWQ) ("Bristow" or the "Company") today announced that it has filed a Chapter 11 plan of reorganization (the "Plan") and a related disclosure statement (the "Disclosure Statement") with the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Court"). The Plan outlines a proposed path to strengthen Bristow's balance sheet, reducing debt and improving liquidity in order to emerge from bankruptcy as a financially stronger company, and incorporates the Company's previously disclosed $385 million backstop commitment agreement with certain of its secured and unsecured noteholders for new equity interests of the Company, as detailed in the second amended and restated restructuring support agreement announced on July 25, 2019.

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Aug
02
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Franklin, KY

Posted by jhadmin

On July 8, 2019, about 1112 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Tomcat MK6C, N41830, was substantially damaged while maneuvering near Franklin, Kentucky. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries. The local aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed a field near Franklin, Kentucky, about 1110.

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Aug
02
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Hayward, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 15, 2019, at 1426 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R-44 II helicopter, N144TG, was substantially damaged during a low altitude maneuver at Hayward Executive Airport (HWD), Hayward, California. The commercial pilot was fatally injured and the student pilot was seriously injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Pacific Helicopters, LLC under the provision of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated from HWD at 1341.

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