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May
15
2017

Erickson Announces Leadership Change

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that Andrew Mills will serve as the interim president and CEO for the Company. Erickson exited bankruptcy on Friday, April 28th 2017 under new ownership comprised of a diverse shareholder group. Jeff Roberts resigned his position as president and CEO for the Company effective Friday, May 5th. The Erickson board thanks Jeff for his service to Erickson.

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May
15
2017

Columbia Helicopters Receives Coveted Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award For Quality, On-Time Delivery

Posted by jhadmin

AURORA, Ore. – MAY 15, 2017 – Columbia Helicopters, Inc. has announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its CH-47 Chinook transmission repair efforts. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

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May
15
2017

Airline Training Industry ‘Pioneer Awards’

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Orlando, FL - Three pioneers of the global aviation training community were recognized at the annual meeting of airline, regulatory and industry training experts, WATS 2017, (World Airline Training Conference and Tradeshow).

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May
15
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING DELIVERS S-92 AND S-76C++ HELICOPTERS TO OMNI IN BRAZIL

Posted by jhadmin

Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil. Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as part of CHC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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Tags: CHC Omni Taxi Aero S-76C S-92 Sikorsky Waypoint Leasing Wayport
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May
15
2017

Night Vision Award Committee Announces Final Call for Entries for the 2017 Night Vision Awards

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, Idaho- May 15, 2017) The Night Vision Awards selection committee has announced a June 30th deadline for nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, Nevada at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27th at an awards reception in Edge Nightclub at the Peppermill Resort from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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May
15
2017

AIRLIFT IS AWARDED OF AW169 TECHNICAL APPROVALS

Posted by jhadmin

On the 26th of April AIRLIFT AS has been awarded from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority of both Continuing Airworthiness and Maintenance Organisation Approvals on Leonardo AW169 helicopter in accordance with EU 1321/2014 (Annex I EASA Part-M and Annex II EASA Part-145).

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Tags: AIRLIFTA AW169 Continuing Airworthiness Leonardo Maintenance Organisation Approvals Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority
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May
12
2017

NTSB Report Released: Coolidge, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On April 27, 2017, about 0945 mountain standard time, a Schweizer 269C, N521AR, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a hard landing near Coolidge, Arizona. The helicopter was operated by Canyon State Aero, LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The cross-country instructional flight departed Falcon Field Airport (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, about 0915 with a planned destination of Coolidge, Arizona. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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May
12
2017

UND Selects FRASCA for New FTD Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

May 12, 2017, Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has been awarded a contract by the University of North Dakota (UND) to provide several Flight Training Devices (FTDs) for their aviation program. The multiple unit purchase agreement will include a large number FTDs for the Piper Archer and Seminole aircraft. The FTDs will be the first to feature the new Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and will be built to FAA Level 5 qualifications. They will also feature Frasca's TruVision™ Global visual system, Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station, and more. As of the second quarter of this year 4 units (2 Seminole and 2 Archer FTDs) have been ordered with options for additional devices over the next few years. The first FTD, a Piper Seminole has been installed and three additional devices will be delivered in July of this year.

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Tags: Frasca International University of North Dakota
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May
11
2017

ALEA Announces Public Safety Drone EXPO 2017 October 16-19 in New Orleans, LA

Posted by jhadmin

Dallas, TX, – Public Safety Drone EXPO 2017 brings together public safety industry leaders, educators, decision makers and end-users to share the latest in UAS technology, applications and education. Details at www.alea.org.

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May
11
2017

Law Enforcement Pioneer Use of Lockheed Martin Indago Unmanned Aerial System with Project Lifesaver International

Posted by jhadmin

VINEYARD, Utah, /PRNewswire/ -- Sheriff's agencies are poised to use the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Indago quadrotor small unmanned aerial system (UAS) to perform search and rescue operations as part of the Project Lifesaver International (PLI) program that supports clients with autism, Down syndrome and dementia.

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May
11
2017

CHC Orders New Aircraft to Support SAR Services for Statoil in Norway

Posted by jhadmin

STAVANGER, NORWAY, May 11, 2017 – CHC Group announced it has signed a contract with Sikorsky for the lease of two new generation Sikorsky S-92 search and rescue (SAR) helicopters. The aircraft, due to arrive and be ready for operation in September and October 2017, will support CHC’s helicopter services contract with Statoil, and play a vital role in the overall emergency response capacity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. Statoil has extended the duration of the contract for CHC to provide SAR services across Statoil’s Norwegian sector platforms through 2020 and optional extensions are available through 2024.

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May
11
2017

Keystone Turbine Services Receives Rolls-Royce® Approval to Modify Outer Combustion Case

Posted by jhadmin

MCLEAN, VA, - M International Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania - KTS) has received Rolls-Royce approval to modify Outer Combustion Case (OCC) p/n M250- 10404 to the M250-10896 configuration.

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May
11
2017

CHC Brazil Opens New Hangar in Macaé

Posted by jhadmin

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL, – CHC Brazil, a subsidiary of CHC Helicopter (CHC), today officially opened its new hangar at Benedito Lacerda Airport, in Macaé. The new 1,270 square meter facility is designed to fit up to three aircraft internally and will support flying of the S-76, S-92 and AW139 aircraft for customers in the region. The company invested three million reals on the construction of this new space, which was completed on a challenging timeframe of only six months.

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Tags: CHC CHC Brazil CHC Helicopter
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May
11
2017

SUMMIT AVIATION CELEBRATES NEW MANUFACTURING LOCATION

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SOMERSET, Ky., – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, celebrated its expanding aviation parts manufacturing operations today with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

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May
11
2017

Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Co., Ltd. Receives Delivery of Bell 429

Posted by jhadmin

Mirabel, Canada (May 10, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Co., Ltd. (Beijing Jinyu). The customer’s Bell 429 is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities including Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS). Beijing Jinyu accepted the delivery at Bell Helicopter’s facility in Mirabel, Canada.

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Tags: Beijing Jinyu General Aviation Co. Bell 429 Bell Helicopter Ltd. textron
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May
11
2017

Jerry Trimble Helicopters Offers Prize Money at Autorotation Contest

Posted by jhadmin

The 7th Annual Touchdown Autorotation competition will be held on June 25, 2017 at Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH). The contest begins at 1000, and an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast is offered at 0700. The cost to enter is $75, and includes a Robinson R-22 helicopter to use in the contest. A $5 donation will be made to the local charity of the pilot’s choice with the purchase of each admission.

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May
09
2017

RAMM AEROSPACE OFFERS FAA APPROVED REPLACEMENT INTERIOR KITS FOR ROBINSON R44 AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Saint-Laurent, Quebec – May 10, 2017 - RAMM Aerospace is proud to announce receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for their R44 Replacement Seat Kit. With this FAA STC on hand, RAMM Aerospace now offers the most beneficial R44 Replacement Interior Kit on the market. The RAMM Aerospace R44 Replacement Interior Kit includes precut Carpet or Utility Flooring Kit, Leather Controls Boot Kit, a Wipe-Clean Bulkhead/Headliner Kit and the Replacement Seat Kit with Detachable Cushions.

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May
09
2017

NTSB Report Released: Newton, NC

Posted by jhadmin

On April 27, 2017, about 1330 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 II, N728CB, operated by Chesapeake Bay Helicopters, was substantially damaged during a collision with terrain while maneuvering near Newton, North Carolina. The commercial pilot and crewmember incurred minor injuries. The local aerial observation flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and a company flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from Concord Regional Airport (JQF), Concord, North Carolina, about 1225.

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May
09
2017

MD HELICOPTERS INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AHS INTERNATIONAL 73RD ANNUAL FORUM & TECHNOLOGY DISPLAY

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., May 08, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is pleased to announce that Craig Kitchen, Chief Commercial Officer, will be a plenary speaker at the AHS International 73rd Annual Forum & Technology Display: The Future of Vertical Flight, Ft. Worth, Texas, May 9-11, 2017. Mr. Kitchen will participate in the Opening Day General Session 'Straight Talk from the Top' discussion panel, moderated by Vertical Magazine's Elan Head.

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Tags: AHS International Craig Kitchen MD Helicopters MDHI
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May
09
2017

DJI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Help Students Prepare for Careers in Growing Drone Industry

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced a partnership to promote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) learning in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) providing students with a path for jobs in the rapidly growing commercial drone industry. The USI STEAM education program is tailored toward high schools and colleges, and provides teacher credentialing, course materials, and drones, supplied by DJI, to educational institutions throughout the United States.

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Tags: Career Technical Education CTE Unmanned Safety Institute USI
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May
09
2017

ARGUS UNMANNED CREATES SAFETY PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM FOR UAS OPERATORS

Posted by jhadmin

As a global leader in aviation safety and vetting tools for consumers of aviation services ARGUS is pleased to announce the ARGUS Unmanned Safety Partnership Program for commercial UAS operators.

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May
09
2017

UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE LAUNCHES PARTNER ACADEMY PROGRAM

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The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce the launch of a new Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) commercial pilot training program.

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May
09
2017

Dreams Soar to Address Gender Gap with USI’s STEM Education in Unmanned Aviation

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The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) announced today that it has partnered with Dreams Soar, Inc. on a worldwide science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education outreach initiative. The effort will assist Dreams Soar founder and pilot, Shaesta Waiz, as she travels around the world to promote the importance of STEM education, by offering a portion of USI’s award-winning STEM curriculum on Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to underprivileged and disadvantaged young girls and women around the world.

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Tags: Dreams Soar Shaesta Waiz STEM Unmanned Safety Institute USI
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May
09
2017

Phoenix Air Unmanned Becomes First Unmanned Operator to Earn ARGUS Gold Rating

Posted by jhadmin

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce Phoenix Air Unmanned as the first ARGUS Gold Rated unmanned operator.

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May
08
2017

NTSB Report Released: Boothville, LA

Posted by jhadmin

On May 2, 2017, about 0635 central daylight time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N457PH, registered to and operated by PHI Helicopters, Inc., Lafayette, Louisiana, made a precautionary landing at Grand Bay receiving station in the Gulf of Mexico, near Boothville, Louisiana, after the pilot noticed a vibration in-flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.The non-scheduled domestic passenger flight was being conducted under the provisions of Title 14 CFR Part 135, and a company VFR flight plan had been filed and activated. The pilot and four passengers on board the helicopter were not injured.The cross-country flight originated from Boothville (LS08), Louisiana, at 0629, and was en route to Main Pass 311A in the Gulf of Mexico when the accident occurred.

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May
08
2017

Lockheed Martin Indago 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Supports Long-Range Secure ISR with Software by TrellisWare Technologies

Posted by jhadmin

VINEYARD, Utah, May 8, 2017 – The newest version of Lockheed Martin’s [NYSE: LMT] Indago quadrotor unmanned aerial system (UAS), Indago 3, now enables military customers to securely complete sensitive intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions with the addition of TrellisWare Technologies MANET software products.

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Tags: Indago 3 Indago quadrotor ISR LMT Lockheed Martin MANET Software Products TrellisWare Technologies UAS
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May
08
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL RENEWS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH ESTERLINE AVIONICS SYSTEMS

Posted by jhadmin

AUSTIN, Texas, - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today the renewal of its worldwide partnership agreement for the distribution of the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display. Esterline Avionics Systems is a major supplier of cockpit avionics systems and advanced displays to the aerospace market, including airframe manufacturers, airlines, military agencies and government customers around the world.

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Tags: Aero Precision Holdings CMA-8600 LCD Display DAC International Esterline Avionics Systems
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May
08
2017

CHC Helicopter Awarded Search and Rescue Contract with Australian Navy

Posted by jhadmin

Howell, MI, - CHI Aviation is pleased to announce it has been selected to provide helicopter airlift support for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. This mission is to include tactical troop transport, internal and external cargo operations.

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May
08
2017

BLR Aerospace Receives Transport Canada Approval for H125 FastFin System

Posted by jhadmin

EVERETT, Wash., May 8, 2017 – BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been approved by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian registered Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters.

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May
08
2017

CHI AVIATION AWARDED CONTRACT WITH USTRANSCOM for AIRLIFT SUPPORT

Posted by jhadmin

Howell, MI, - CHI Aviation is pleased to announce it has been selected to provide helicopter airlift support for the U.S. military in Afghanistan. This mission is to include tactical troop transport, internal and external cargo operations.

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Tags: CHI Aviation
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