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Dec
20
2018

Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator flies unmanned

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Marignane - The Airbus Helicopters VSR700 demonstrator took off for a fully unmanned autonomous flight at the military airbase in Istres in the south of France. The purpose of the flight was to establish compliance with the demanding regulatory and safety systems necessary for future unmanned flight in France. During the exercise the demonstrator performed a 30 minute flight successfully executing a variety of flight patterns before landing in an autonomous mode. The unmanned air vehicle was piloted and monitored from the ground station located at the base.

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Dec
20
2018

Airbus delivers Canada’s first H145 to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

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Fort Erie, Ontario – Airbus has delivered Canada’s first H145 helicopter to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). RCMP’s Air Support Unit will utilize the versatile twin-engine H145 helicopter for a variety of missions. It will support tactical deployments day and night over land and water for the Emergency Response Team, expand options in the area of fast roping and hoisting, assist with missing persons investigations and add capabilities to search and rescue operations.

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Dec
20
2018

John and Martha King Called “Distinguished” by NAA

Posted by jhadmin

San Diego CA – At the National Aeronautic Association Fall Awards Dinner on November 27, 2018, the NAA added 4 more individuals to the list of Distinguished Statesmen of Aviation. The list includes Mark Burns, the President of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, William Garvey, the Editor-in-Chief of Business and Commercial Aviation magazine, and most unusually, the husband-and-wife team of John and Martha King, Co-Chairmen of King Schools.

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Dec
20
2018

SAKHALIN ENERGY SIGNS AW189 CONTRACT FOR MODERN LONG RANGE HELICOPTER TRANSPORT SUPPORTING OIL&GAS INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (“Sakhalin Energy”) for the supply of three AW189 super medium twin engine commercial helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform transport operations from Sakhalin Island in Russia supporting the Oil&Gas industry, with deliveries expected to start in the 1Q2020. The contract was signed in Moscow today by Gian Piero Cutillo, MD Leonardo Helicopters, and Roman Dashkov, CEO of Sakhalin Energy.

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Dec
20
2018

ServiceNow founder Fred Luddy takes delivery of first Airbus H145 for new venture, SoCal Air Services

Posted by jhadmin

Columbus, Mississippi, December 20, 2018 – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. is proud to deliver a twin-engine H145 rotorcraft to new customer SoCal Air Services, a venture recently launched by Fred Luddy, founder of ServiceNow (NYSE - NOW), a cloud computing company that Forbes declared “The World’s Most Innovative Company of 2018” (May 2018 cover issue).

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Dec
20
2018

BELL FORT WORTH NAMED VERTICAL HERITAGE SITE BY THE VERTICAL FLIGHT SOCIETY

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In 1951, Bell broke ground in Fort Worth for the first factory in the world specifically built to manufacture helicopters. Since then, generations of iconic rotorcraft and tiltrotor have been conceived, with more than 35,000 Bell aircraft delivered worldwide to date. Bell’s Fort Worth Headquarters is the second facility in company history to be designated as a Vertical Heritage Site. In 2015, Bell’s “Gardenville” Site in Cheektowaga, New York was celebrated. The Vertical Flight Society — founded in 1943 as the American Helicopter Society — is the world’s oldest and largest society dedicated to advancing vertical flight technology. The Society’s Vertical Flight Heritage Sites Program recognizes and helps preserve the important vertical flight historical sites around the world.

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Dec
20
2018

Universal Avionics Announces 2018 Top Dealers

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Tucson, AZ - December 20, 2018 – Universal Avionics (UA) is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2018 to be Global Aviation Technologies for Americas Dealer of the Year and Scandinavian Avionics A/S for International Dealer of the Year.

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Dec
20
2018

DART ANNOUNCES EASA APPROVAL ON ITS BELL 505 EMERGENCY FLOAT SYSTEM

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – December 20, 2018 – DART’s proprietary Emergency Float System (EFS) designed exclusively for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X recently received certification from EASA. With its successful track record in the field and STC approvals granted by FAA, TCCA, and JCAB earlier this year, the six-pod EFS is available as a factory installation or retrofit option.

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Dec
20
2018

Ab initio training courses from Cobham Helicopter Academy.

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Piloting a helicopter requires outstanding skills, professionalism and discipline at any level. Add in the specialist capabilities needed to carry out Military and Public Services aerial operations, and the standard of skill required increases considerably.

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Dec
18
2018

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Leading Aircraft Engine MRO Provider StandardAero from Veritas Capital

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced it has agreed to acquire StandardAero, a global provider of aftermarket engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the aerospace and defense industries, from Veritas Capital. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory conditions and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Dec
18
2018

Bell V-280 Valor – First Year of Flight Proves the Future of Vertical Lift is Now

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The success of this cooperative effort demonstrates the ability to rapidly deliver revolutionary vertical lift capability to combat national security threats Fort Worth, Texas (December 18, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Team Valor marked the anniversary of the V-280 Valor’s first flight by continuing to prove the aircraft’s performance and technical maturity. As part of the U.S. Army led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program, the V-280 demonstrates that close collaboration between government and industry can deliver transformational speed, range and agility in vertical lift, in a fast and sustainable process.

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Dec
18
2018

HONEYWELL'S NEW TRADING BUSINESS USES BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO MODERNIZE BUYING AND SELLING OF AVIATION PARTS

Posted by jhadmin

PHOENIX, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is bringing the ease of everyday online buying and selling to the aviation parts industry with GoDirect™ Trade. The new e-commerce platform will improve access to new and used aircraft parts for airlines, air transport and business aviation customers by offering transparent pricing and the option to buy inventory directly from its website — a first-of-its-kind experience.

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Dec
18
2018

First serial H160 takes to the skies

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Marignane, 18 December 2018 - The first serial H160 to roll off the brand new assembly line in Marignane performed a flight demonstration on the 17 December in front of the H160 team in an end-of-the-year celebration of the programme’s achievements in 2018. The helicopter, which will be delivered to launch customer Babcock in 2020, had already performed its first flight on the 14 December.

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Dec
18
2018

Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

Posted by jhadmin

Budapest, – Airbus Helicopters and Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain high precision mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the 'Zrinyi 2026' armed forces development program supporting Hungary’s national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities.

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Dec
18
2018

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Options

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Torrance, CA — Robinson added Avidyne’s IFD 400 series touchscreen GPS navigators to its R22, R44 and R66 avionics options. The 400 series may be operated by either touchscreen or buttons and knobs which allows the IFD to be installed in the helicopter’s lower center console or in the pilot side console. Wi-Fi, for interfacing with an iPad, and Synthetic Vision are standard.

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Dec
18
2018

Metro Aviation reveals exclusive DHART x UVM H135 design

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18 December 2018 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation delivered a newly completed H135 for a partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's DHART program and the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Health Network Critical Care Transport Team.

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Dec
17
2018

Leonardo Helicopters partners with ILANDMIAMI for convenient Art Basel transportation

Posted by jhadmin

MIAMI, FL – ILandMiami, a dynamic company developed in Miami in 2016, designs, engineers and manufactures custom made landing solutions including helicopter dollies, helidecks, and temporary helistops as well as their patented, trademarked marine utility vessels (MUV™). The MUV™, also referred to as a heliboat®, was engineered as a fully navigable vessel and is the first self-propelled marine landing solution. These revolutionary vessels can accommodate helicopters up to 7,000lbs +.

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Dec
17
2018

Hungary orders 16 H225M multi-role helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Budapest – The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 16 H225M multi-purpose helicopters equipped with the HForce weapon management system. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide an extensive training and support package to ensure the highest level of operational availability.

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Dec
17
2018

German Federal Police strengthens Super Puma fleet with delivery of three H215s

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane - The German Federal Police (Bundespolizei) has taken delivery of three heavy H215 helicopters, with a fourth to follow in June 2019. These twin-engine multi-role Super Pumas will enter operation at the beginning of 2020 supporting the Central Command for Maritime Emergencies (CCME), which oversees maritime missions off of Germany’s coast.

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Dec
17
2018

LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT TO STRENGTHEN EMERGENCY RESPONSE CAPABILITIES WITH THE ADDITION OF A FIFTH AW139 HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today that the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) is set to introduce a fifth AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a range of missions primarily including fire suppression, emergency medical service (EMS) and search and rescue (SAR).

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Dec
17
2018

LEONARDO'S CYBER SHIELD 2018: THE FIRST CYBER SKILLS COMPETITION TO PUT DRONE DATA SECURITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT

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The second edition of "Cyber Shield: facing the threat", a cyber security contest organised by Leonardo’s Security Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT), took place yesterday at the Company’s facility in Rome.

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Dec
14
2018

DONALDSON EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH WITH INLET BARRIER FILTER ACCEPTANCE ON AW139 AND EC130T2 HELICOPTERS IN INDIA

Posted by jhadmin

ST. LOUIS – Remaining on the leading edge of helicopter growth in India, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India’s acceptance of its AW139 and EC130T2 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificates.

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Dec
13
2018

EASA Certification Allows European Customers Direct and Speedy Access to Tension Torsion Straps

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LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe.

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Dec
13
2018

FLIR Systems Launches Three Cooled Neutrino Family Thermal Camera Cores

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced three Neutrino™ midwave infrared (MWIR) camera cores: the small, lightweight FLIR Neutrino LC and two FLIR Neutrino Performance series cores, the SX12 and QX. The latest models expand the FLIR Neutrino cooled camera core family for commercial, industrial, and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators.

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Dec
13
2018

Save the Date—The UAS Symposium is Coming!

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 4th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on February 12-14, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Dec
13
2018

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters

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Donauwörth – The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The aircraft will be delivered in 2020 and will be stationed at the sites in Niederstetten, Holzdorf and Nörvenich. Airbus Helicopters will also be responsible for logistics support, repair, and maintenance of the helicopters.

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Dec
13
2018

THE EUROPEAN MALE RPAS PROGRAMME SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE SYSTEM PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW AS FINAL MILESTONE OF THE PROGRAMME DEFINITION STUDY

Posted by jhadmin

Another major milestone in the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) programme was attained with the achievement of the System Preliminary Design Review on November 22nd. This highly significant accomplishment follows the European Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) inviting Airbus Defence and Space on October 31st to submit a Tender for the Development, Production and initial in Service Support phase of the European MALE RPAS Programme. This milestone will allow the Participating States and Industry to start developing the System with aligned requirements and a clear picture of the overall system design.

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Dec
13
2018

CHC Announces New Contract with OMV to Support Norwegian Sea Drilling Program

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STAVANGER, NORWAY, December 13, 2018 – CHC Group today announced it has been awarded the contract from OMV (Norge) AS, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the PL 644 field in the Norwegian Sea.

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Dec
13
2018

Polish Air Force University Adds Robinson R44s to Fleet

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Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to longtime Robinson dealer, PHU Polinar of Poland. On November 13th, PHU Polinar delivered the aircraft to the Polish Air Force University, marking the first acquisition of American helicopters to be used for military training.

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Dec
13
2018

DART gets TCCA, FAA and EASA approvals for improvements to AS350/AS355 Heli-Utility-Basket™

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – DART Aerospace (“DART”) recently received approval of updates to the STC from TCCA, FAA and EASA for its latest additions to their bestselling AS350/AS355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™.

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