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Apr
30
2018

Celebrating 25 years of Parts By the Hour with DRF Luftrettung

Posted by jhadmin

DRF Luftrettung operates over 50 Airbus helicopters for emergency operations at 31 bases in Germany and Austria. Each year the crews take off to more than 38,000 emergency medical services like rapid air rescue and inter-hospital transport of intensive care patients. The prerequisite for this level of activity? Having a helicopter fleet at maximum readiness.

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Apr
30
2018

DART Aerospace gets EASA certification for the H145(EC145) Heli-Utility Basket™

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario - Last February, DART Aerospace was proud to announce the delivery of the first unit of its H145(EC145) Quick Release, Heli-Utility-Basket™ to the lead AHI Customer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). To best serve the end user, this project was completed with oversight from the FAA, with EASA validation expected shortly thereafter.

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Tags: Dart ec145 H145 Heli-Utility Basket San Diego Gas & Electric
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Apr
30
2018

Helicentre Announces New EASA FI(H) Refresher Seminar

Posted by jhadmin

Midlands-Based ATO (Approved Training Organisation) Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the launch of a brand new two-day EASA Helicopter Flight Instructor refresher seminar, the first of which is due to take place on 23rd and 24th May 2018.

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Apr
27
2018

Sarina Houston Awarded the WAI Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors

Posted by jhadmin

April 27, 2018 San Diego, California – Sarina Houston of Pittsboro, North Carolina was awarded the 3rd Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation International Conference. This scholarship consists of $5,000 toward flight training and free, lifetime access to all King Schools courses including FIRCs for life. The value is over $18,000.

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Tags: King Schools Martha Kind Scholarship Sarina Houston
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Apr
27
2018

LEONARDO AND THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SIGN AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH LOCAL HELICOPTER TRANSMISSION REPAIR AND OVERHAUL FACILITY

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will employ at least 12 technical staff for 30 years or more.

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Tags: Australian Ministry of Defence Leonardo
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Apr
26
2018

DRT Power Systems Announces the Acquisition of ANWO Machine

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West Chester, OH— DRT Power Systems, LLC (DRT) and ANWO Machine (ANWO) today announced the closing of the acquisition of specific assets and liabilities of ANWO Machine by DRT. This acquisition adds a ninth location to the DRT portfolio.

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Tags: ANWO Machine DRT Power Systems
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Apr
25
2018

Waypoint Leasing Places H135 Helicopter with ALT in Germany

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it recently completed a lease transaction for one H135 helicopter to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ALT”) in Germany to be used for pilot training. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s seventh H135 delivery, as well as its first transaction with ALT.

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Apr
25
2018

NTSB Report Released: Smethport, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On April 8, 2018, about 1711 eastern daylight time, an MD Helicopter 600N, N602BP, operated by High Line Helicopters, LLC, was destroyed when it collided with a wooden power line support structure and terrain in Smethport, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot was seriously injured and two linemen were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the power line construction flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133. The flight departed an unimproved landing zone adjacent to the accident site.

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Tags: NTSB Report PA Smethport
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Apr
25
2018

CANADA CERTIFIES INCREASED GROSS WEIGHT FOR S-92 HELICOPTERS

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STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters. The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015.

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Apr
25
2018

Boeing, Rohde & Schwarz Sign Agreement to Offer R&S SDAR to H-47 Chinook Customers

Posted by jhadmin

BERLIN, April 25, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Rohde & Schwarz have reached an agreement to offer Rohde & Schwarz’s next-generation software-defined airborne radio (SDAR) into the flight systems of H-47 Chinook helicopters. The R&S SDAR will give operators of the Boeing-built Chinook significant communications capabilities.

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Tags: Boeing Chinook H-47 Rohde & Schwarz
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Apr
25
2018

Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional H225 order

Posted by jhadmin

Berlin, 25 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma operator in Japan.

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Tags: Airbus H225 Japan Coast Guard
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Apr
25
2018

CAMTS Awards Accreditation to 15 Medical Transport Services

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April 25, 2018: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) proudly awarded new accreditation to one medical transport service and renewed reaccreditation for 14 additional services at the CAMTS April 2018 board meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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Apr
25
2018

The fight to preserve our air traffic control (ATC) system is back and once again, we need your support today!

Posted by jhadmin

Last night, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released his manager’s amendment for the House FAA reauthorization bill. The bill will be on the House floor this week for a vote.

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Apr
25
2018

COMMUNITY NETWORKING SPECTACULAR AT HELICOPTER MUSEUM IN MAY

Posted by jhadmin

West Chester, PA – Join the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) on Thursday, May 17, from 5 until 7 p.m., for its first ever Community Networking Spectacular. The Happy Hour event in the museum’s gallery is free and open to the public.

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Tags: American Helicopter Museum
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Apr
25
2018

East/West Industries Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Aircrew Lives During Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Posted by jhadmin

NASHVILLE, – Excitement is in the air at East/West Industries as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary and more during the 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, April 25-27 in Nashville. Attendees are invited to join East/West for a celebratory beer toast from 2:50 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in booth 1050.

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Tags: Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit East West Industries
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Apr
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel successfully demonstrate the highest levels of Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, 24 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5).

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Tags: Airbus Camcopter H145 Manned Unmanned Teaming MUM-T UAS
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Apr
23
2018

Arriel 2H obtains EASA type certification

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Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E.

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Tags: EASA Safran Helicopter Engines
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Apr
23
2018

FIRST BELL 505 DELIVERED TO MEXICO

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First Bell 505 to be operated in Mexico will be used to support tourism and executive transportation

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Apr
23
2018

DONALDSON INLET BARRIER FILTERS APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION ON H125 HELICOPTERS IN CHINA

Posted by jhadmin

ST. LOUIS (April 23, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the H125 (formerly AS350) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on Airbus H125 helicopters in China.

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Apr
22
2018

Latitude SATCOM adds EASA STC for Bombardier Dash-8 Aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

Victoria, BC Canada- Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satcom solutions has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Bombardier’s Dash-8 model aircraft for all Latitude SkyNode SATCOM models, including the latest Safety Services Voice TSO’d S200-012 ATS system. The STC also supports the installation of the IONode Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system, which is capable of providing fully automated data gathering and distribution, real-time alerting for flight operations and maintenance quality assurance including fuel management programs. Latitude is excited to expand their system capabilities into the European community and its member states.

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Apr
20
2018

Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

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Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium.

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Tags: AC352 Avicopter Safran
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Apr
20
2018

Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets.

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Tags: Safran
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Apr
20
2018

SIKORSKY ANNOUNCES ITS GERMAN INDUSTRIALIZATION FOR THE COUNTRY'S NEW HEAVY LIFT HELICOPTER COMPETITION

Posted by jhadmin

BERLIN, PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Company, announced its German industrialization plan for competing in the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program with the world class heavy lift helicopter, the CH-53K King Stallion. Rheinmetall Group, which has entered into an exclusive arrangement with Sikorsky, will lead in-service support for the CH-53K.

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Tags: CH-53K German Air Force Lockheed Martin Rheinmetall Group Sikorsky
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Apr
20
2018

FLIR Systems Completes Strategic Investment in DroneSense

Posted by jhadmin

WILSONVILLE, Ore. & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneSense, Inc. announced today that FLIR has completed a strategic investment in DroneSense, makers of a unique software platform that serves the growing needs of public safety organizations in utilizing unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to better perform their missions.

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Tags: DroneSense FLIR Systems
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Apr
20
2018

AAR Wins IDIQ Award from U.S. Army for Aircraft Maintenance And Supply Chain Management

Posted by jhadmin

WOOD DALE, Illinois, – AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments, has been awarded a 10-year hybrid (cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed-price), indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army Contracting Command for aircraft and support equipment maintenance, minor modification and supply chain management. The work will be primarily performed outside the continental U.S. in support of U.S. Army operations.

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Tags: AAR US Army
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Apr
20
2018

AHS International Rebrands as “The Vertical Flight Society”

Posted by jhadmin

Fairfax, VA — The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, Inc. today announced that it is changing its name to The Vertical Flight Society — the tagline that it has used in various forms for the past half-century.

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Tags: AHS American Helicopter Society The Vertical Flight Society
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Apr
20
2018

Helicentre Announces 2019 US FAA CPL(H) Scholarship

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Leading UK helicopter training organisation Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be bringing it’s Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Program to the United States. As the company moves into it’s seventh year offering training scholarships, they are now offering another life-changing opportunity to help budding pilots fast-track their way onto the career ladder. Helicentre Aviation will award a full FAA Commercial Pilot [CPL(H)] Scholarship, with a value of $45,000, to one successful applicant in 2019. The CPL(H) Scholarship will cover the entire cost of all post-PPL(H) hour building, ground school for the commercial written exam and the CPL(H) flying course - a total of up to 110 hours flight time in the Guimbal Cabri G2.

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Tags: Helicentre Aviation
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Apr
19
2018

In less than 9 months, DART Aerospace brings the 505 Bearpaw to the global market

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – April 19th, 2018 – On July 13th 2017, DART Aerospace gathered key members of its Canadian product development team, based in both Calgary, Alberta and Hawkesbury, Ontario to kick off a project for bearpaws on the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Tags: Bearpaws Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Dart
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Apr
18
2018

First H145 for utility missions in the U.S. delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

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Grand Prairie, Texas, 18 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new Airbus H145 to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a major Southern California public utility company, which has put the aircraft to use supporting its vast electric transmission and distribution network.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H145 San Diego Gas & Electric
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Apr
18
2018

S.A.F.E. Structure outfits Nassau County Police Bell 429 Fleet with custom ergonomic maintenance stands.

Posted by jhadmin

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully satisfied its contract for the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of safety-first ergonomic Bell 429 maintenance stands for the Nassau County Police Department (NCPD) in Bethpage, New York.

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Tags: S.A.F.E Structure Designs
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