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Feb
11
2020

Elbit Systems Selected to Provide Airborne EW Systems to the German Air Force

Posted by jhadmin

Haifa, Israel, February 11 , 2020 – Elbit Systems announced today that it was selected by the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support to support the preliminary design of Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection systems for the CH‑53 GS/GE transport helicopters, as part of the platform upgrade program led by Airbus Helicopters. Mature and combat proven, the EW systems to be provided include Elbit Systems’ unified, digital Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and EW Controllers (EWC).

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Feb
10
2020

Museum Adds Historic Army Helicopter to Collection

Posted by jhadmin

A recently retired, veteran U.S. Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter will make a new home at the Museum on Feb. 8. Nicknamed My Old Lady, it was the oldest flyable Chinook in the world-wide Army inventory when it was taken off of flight status in 2017 after 54 years of service.The military workhorse will be trucked from Camp Murray—adjacent Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where it has been stationed with the Washington state Army National Guard since 2009. The big chopper will be delivered by some of the same crew members that have been serving with the aircraft for years, and they will remain with the helicopter all weekend preparing it for exhibition in the Museum’s Aviation Pavilion. The public are invited to watch its arrival and reassembly.

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Feb
10
2020

Entrol H135 simulator obtains FAA FTD Level 5 approval

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the entrol H135 simulator as FTD Level 5 simulator.

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Feb
10
2020

Bell Boeing Host First Reveal Ceremony for CMV-22B Osprey

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AMARILLO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2020) – The Navy has received the first CMV-22B Osprey built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA]. The latest variant brings proven tiltrotor capabilities designed specifically for carrier fleet operations.

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Tags: Bell Bell Textron Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Navy textron tiltrotor
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Feb
10
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Minot, ND

Posted by jhadmin

On January 22, 2020, about 1332 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N947LH, impacted a helipad perimeter fence during a landing near Minot, North Dakota. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Executive Air Taxi Corp under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.

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Feb
10
2020

Sikorsky Statement Following NTSB Investigative Update

Posted by jhadmin

Our condolences remain with the family, friends and communities who lost loved ones. We continue working closely with the NTSB and are providing technical support during the investigation. Safety is always our top priority. We are aware of the preliminary report; if there are any actionable findings throughout the course of the investigation, we will inform our customers. Please refer any questions related to the investigation to the NTSB.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin NTSB Sikorsky
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Feb
10
2020

Four H160s for the French Navy’s search and rescue missions

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, 10 February 2020 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) is to supply four H160s to the French Navy for search and rescue missions through a partnership between Airbus Helicopters, Babcock, and Safran Helicopter Engines. The French Navy will start operating these helicopters in 2022 for a period of ten years. This interim fleet of H160s will enable the French Navy to ensure the continuity of these critical missions as the Alouette III retires from service and pending Guépard deliveries. Airbus Helicopters, and its partners, will also be responsible for supporting the fleet with a high level of availability and performance commitments. In addition, French Navy operational feedback will be monitored to benefit the design of the military version of the H160 and its support system.

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Tags: Airbus DGA French Armament General Directorate H160
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Feb
07
2020

Airbus Helicopters continues the militarisation of the H160 and its support framework

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Marignane, – Airbus Helicopters and the French Armament General Directorate (DGA) are pursuing a new set of studies to further the militarisation of the H160 and to define its associated support ecosystem in the frame of the Joint Light Helicopter program (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger: HIL) This contract launches pre-development activities for the military version of the H160, also called the Guépard by the French armed forces, in order to meet the delivery schedule that was brought forward in May 2019 by the French Minister of Armed Forces, Florence Parly.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters
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Feb
05
2020

Boeing and U.S. Navy Successfully Link Piloted, Unmanned Growlers

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ARLINGTON, Va. – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Navy successfully flew two autonomously controlled EA-18G Growlers at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as unmanned air systems using a third Growler as a mission controller for the other two.

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Tags: Boeing EA-18G Growler UAS US Navy
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Feb
05
2020

Some Progress Made in 2019 for Helicopter Accidents in Key Global Regions

Posted by jhadmin

After gathering accident information from countries around the world, the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) is seeing reductions in accidents and progress for the industry’s objective of safer civil helicopter operations. Preliminary 2019 data from 39 countries show a year-over-year decrease in fatal and total accidents. In addition, the long-term trend remains positive.

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Tags: IHSF
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Feb
05
2020

PS Engineering doubles down on the PAC45 with dual control head, PAC45D

Posted by jhadmin

Lenoir City, TENN. Responding to the Special Mission Community, PS Engineering is pleased to announce the availability of a dual control head to work with the PAC45 Special Mission Digital Audio Control System.

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Tags: PAC45 PS Engineering
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Feb
05
2020

Bell in the Balkans

Posted by jhadmin

Bell is dedicated to delivering exceptional experiences and providing safe and reliable aircraft to its customers. Bell’s aircraft versatility and new technologies are essential for a variety of missions, especially parapublic operations. We are seeing major opportunities to grow and continue our helicopter operations in Europe.

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Feb
04
2020

MD Helicopters Presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group (PAG)

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, GA – February 4, 2020 – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc., (MDHI) for the second straight year. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California.

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Feb
04
2020

Bell Selects Genesys Aerosystems’ HeliSAS® as an Option for the Bell 505

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX (February 4, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Bell has selected the VFR HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System as a factory-installed option. Genesys also announced envelope protection, a unique new feature on VFR HeliSAS for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Tags: Bell Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS VFR
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Feb
04
2020

Rolls-Royce adds new Helicopter customers to TotalCare in 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Rolls-Royce has signed four new customers to its premier TotalCareTM engine servicing program. The addition of Collier Mosquito Control District, Life Flight Network, Red River Ranch, and Centaurium Aviation brings the total number of TotalCare helicopter customers to twenty-one.

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Tags: Roll-sRoyce TotalCareTM
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Feb
04
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mechanicsburg, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 9, 2020, about 2029 eastern standard time, a Robinson R66, N450MC, experienced an in-flight break-up near Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. The private pilot and one passenger were fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time and no flight plan was filed for the flight. The flight originated about 1958 from Martin State Airport (MTN), Baltimore, Maryland, and was destined for Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF), Buffalo, New York.

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Tags: Mechanicsburg NTSB Report PA
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Jan
31
2020

Rolls-Royce announces Arrow Aviation as latest authorized maintenance repair overhaul center

Posted by jhadmin

Rolls-Royce has announced Arrow Aviation as the newest FIRST network™ Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC). Headquartered in Broussard, Louisiana, Arrow Aviation will provide certified MRO services for M250 and RR300 engine customers.

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Tags: AMROC Rolls-Royce
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Jan
31
2020

Rolls-Royce delivers 250th engine to Enstrom Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Rolls-Royce has delivered its 250th engine to Enstrom Helicopter Corporation. The RR M250-C20W has reliably powered the Enstrom 480B for more than 25 years, first entering service together in 1993. Engine number 250 will power a helicopter for the Botswana Police-Air Support Branch as part of a deal announced this week by Enstrom.

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Tags: Enstrom Helicopter Rolls Royce
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Jan
31
2020

New 2020 Obstacle Databases Released

Posted by jhadmin

31 January, 2020 - Today, we released the annual update of the obstacle databases. As communicated last year, obstacle databases are now available for several new areas. In addition to the Alps database, the following areas are now available:

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Tags: FLARM
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Jan
30
2020

ROTORTRADE pursues organic growth, reports excellent 2019 results and predicts operators will buy more and more pre-owned helicopters in the coming years.

Posted by jhadmin

Rotortrade, a leading international distributor of helicopters announces excellent results and steady growth for 2019 reaching 30 bookings within the 12 months.

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Jan
30
2020

Helicopter Association International Concludes Successful HAI HELI-EXPO 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 30, 2020) –. Helicopter Association International (HAI) has drawn the curtains on HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, and this year’s show was packed with business deals, new technology, and safety and professional training.

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Tags: HAI Heli Expo Heli Expo 2020 Helicopter Association International
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Jan
30
2020

Airbus Helicopters announces 38 orders at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 30 Jan 2020 – Airbus Helicopters concluded Heli-Expo 2020 with 38 orders, as well as 20 retrofits for the new five-bladed H145. German air rescue and ambulance provider DRF Luftrettung placed an order for 15 H145s, making them the largest operator of the H145.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H145 Heli Expo
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Jan
30
2020

HAI Members Select New Board Directors

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (Jan. 30, 2020) – Helicopter Association International’s (HAI) members elected four members to the HAI Board of Directors on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. Three individuals are joining the board for the first time, while another is being reelected to his post.

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Tags: Board of Directors HAI Helicopter Association International
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Jan
30
2020

Ascent Helicopters adds third H125 to its growing fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 30 January 2020 – Ascent Helicopters will expand its fleet with a new Airbus H125, announced at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Ascent Helicopters H125
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Jan
30
2020

Boeing to Retire Aviall Brand Name as Supply Chain Capability Continues to Grow

Posted by jhadmin

PLANO, Texas, Jan. 30, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced that it will retire the Aviall brand name. Parts, equipment and supply chain solutions previously sold by Aviall will be offered directly by Boeing through its portfolio of aerospace aftermarket supply chain service offerings. The change is part of the company’s plan to integrate and align its businesses under the Boeing brand and systems.

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Jan
30
2020

Airbus Helicopters boosts capabilities of its H135 helicopters through new Alternate Gross Weight

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 30 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has announced a new Alternate Gross Weight (AGW) available on the latest version of the H135 family of helicopters. H135 helicopters with the new alternate gross weight benefit from a 120kg (265 lb) increased take-off weight and useful load. This increase can also be used to extend the range by up to 75 nm or the endurance by up to 40 minutes under standard conditions. The new AGW will be certified by EASA and FAA in 2020 and can be retrofitted on all H135s with Helionix.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135
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Jan
30
2020

Axnes announces new product release during the HAI Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

January 30, 2020 - Wireless intercom technology leader, Axnes unveiled its latest addition to their product line yesterday during the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim. During the unveiling, Axnes presented the new PNG Mobile Base Station that is self-contained, completely autonomous and portable – all features which many customers have requested. Derived from the PNG BST50 base station, there will be two options – the BST30 without an internal battery and the BST35 with an internal lithium ion battery. Both base station controls can be easily operated while wearing gloves and are also NVG compatible with a dimmable display encased in a rugged powder coated aluminum chassis.

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Tags: Axnes HAI Heli Expo PNG Mobile Base Station
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Jan
30
2020

Embry-Riddle Student Receive Generous Scholarship from MD Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

PRESCOTT, AZ & ANAHEIM, CA – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Elijah Kemp has been awarded the 2020 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has value of approximately $12,000.

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Tags: Elijah Kemp Embry Riddle Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University MD MD Helicopters
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Jan
30
2020

HELIMOB Phase 2 : Unique Travel Experiences with Helicopter Operators

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, CA (Jan 30, 2020) – Back in 2017, HELIMOB first introduced an innovative platform for extended helicopter trips lasting 2 to 5 days. After a successful launch, founder Michael Boutin is excited to announce phase 2 of the company’s business development. The company opens the platform to all helicopter operators, allowing them to promote their new helicopter experiences.

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Tags: HELIMOB Michael Boutin
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Jan
30
2020

Metro Aviation welcomes visitors across the globe

Posted by jhadmin

30 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation announced today that its virtual tour has welcomed more than 400 visitors worldwide into its headquarters based in Shreveport, La. Launched in November, the interactive story map explores the company’s daily operations and cultural quirks.

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Tags: metro aviation
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