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Mar
14
2018

HONEYWELL PROVIDES SUPPORT TO AW139 LEONARDO HELICOPTER FLEETS THROUGH EXPANSION IN NORTH AFRICA

Posted by jhadmin

ROLLE, Switzerland, March 14, 2018 – Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers benefit from faster turnaround times and reduced inventory spares holdings, while decreasing cost and improving equipment reliability and passenger safety.

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Tags: AW139 Heliconia Honeywell Leonardo
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Mar
14
2018

State of Qatar signs contract for 28 NH90 multirole helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Doha, 14 March 2018 – Qatar has signed a contract for the purchase of 28 NH90 military helicopters, during DIMDEX, Qatar’s biennial defence exhibition. The agreement, which includes 16 NH90s in tactical transport (TTH) configuration and 12 NH90s in naval (NFH) configuration, will support the country’s plan to modernise their military helicopter fleet. As part of the plan, Qatar will receive 16 H125 light single-engine helicopters in training configuration for operation by the Qatar Armed Forces Air Academy.

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Tags: Airbus NH90 Qatar
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Mar
14
2018

DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – March 14th, 2018 – DART Aerospace has recently announced Transport Canada certification of its Bell 505 Bearpaws.

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Tags: Bearpaws Bell 505 DART Aerospace
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Mar
14
2018

LEONARDO BOOSTS INTERNATIONAL GROWTH WITH QATAR HELICOPTER DEAL WORTH MORE THAN €3 BN

Posted by jhadmin

The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The deal was announced during the DIMDEX Exhibition in Doha in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti and Leonardo Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Profumo.

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Tags: Leonardo Ministry of Defence of Qatar NH90
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Mar
14
2018

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Named Authorized BendixKing Repair Partner, Continues 40-year Service Partnership

Posted by jhadmin

WICHITA, Kan. — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced the company will continue its decades-long service partnership with BendixKing as an Authorized Repair Partner. This classification authorizes Mid-Continent to perform maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange service on all BendixKing products.

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Tags: BendixKing MCIA Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics
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Mar
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Sheboygan, WI

Posted by jhadmin

On March 4, 2018, about 2324 central standard time, a Messerschmitt-Bolkow-Blohm BK 117 B-2 helicopter, N1174U, operated by Air Methods, Englewood, Colorado, sustained substantial damage during a hard landing at Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (SBM), Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The commercial pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic were not injured. The flight was operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as a helicopter air ambulance flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed about 2257, from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. The flight was destined for the HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

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Tags: NTSB Report Sheboygan WI
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Mar
12
2018

Genesys Aerosystems Appoints New Marketing Communications Manager

Posted by jhadmin

MINERAL WELLS, TX – March 12, 2018 –– Genesys Aerosystems, the leader in digital autopilot systems and special mission EFIS displays, today announced the addition of Simpson Bennett to the Genesys Aerosystems team as the Marketing Communications Manager.

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Tags: Genesys Aerosystems
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Mar
12
2018

4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives

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After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that the further development and wider usage of these four flight technologies will improve safety across the helicopter industry and save lives.

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Mar
10
2018

FLIGHTSAFETY ANNOUNCES NEW LEADERSHIP ELEMENTS FOR FLIGHT DEPARTMENT PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International announces a new leadership workshop designed specifically for flight department personnel. Leadership Elements for Flight Department Professionals was developed in conjunction with ServiceElements.

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Tags: FlightSafety
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Mar
10
2018

LORD Corporation Wins Biggest Contract In Company’s 94-year History

Posted by jhadmin

CARY, N.C. – LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, will develop and manufacture the auto throttle module for Boeing’s 737 MAX. The cockpit control will be designed and produced at LORD Electromechanical Solutions (formerly Fly-by-Wire France) facilities in Saint-Vallier, France and in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, USA.

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Tags: 737 Boeing LORD
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Mar
10
2018

Darlene Smith Appointed AVMRO VP and General Manager

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Connecticut (March 9, 2018) – Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that Darlene Smith has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s Air Vehicles and MRO (AVMRO) diision effective April 2, 2018. In this role, Smith will lead Kaman’s aircraft OEM operations including sales, production and support of the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter and support for the worldwide fleet of SH-2G Super Seasprite naval helicopters. Ms. Smith has over 35 years of experience in the Aerospace industry, including more than two decades with Pratt & Whitney where she held a number of increasingly responsible positions. She joined Kaman in 2001 where her experience crosses a variety of functional areas including operations, supply chain, OEM aftermarket sales, logistics, continuous improvement and business systems. She most recently served as Kaman’s Vice President – Supply Chain and Enterprise Performance. During her career Ms. Smith has been certified by APICS (CPIM) and obtained a Six Sigma Green Belt. She holds a Master of Management degree from Cambridge College.

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Tags: Darlene Smith Kaman
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Mar
08
2018

FAA Expands Drone Airspace Authorization Program

Posted by jhadmin

Today the 3rd Annual UAS Symposium was kicked off in Baltimore, Maryland as Acting Administrator Dan Elwell announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is expanding tests of an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

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Tags: drone FAA
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Mar
08
2018

ARSA-Supported Bill Takes Aim at Aviation Maintenance Skills Gap

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – Legislation introduced on March 7 by a bipartisan group of U.S. senators aims to address a major threat to the long-term health of the U.S. aviation maintenance sector: the persistent technician shortage.

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Tags: ARSA
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Mar
07
2018

Rockwell Collins names Mini-Circuits as top supplier for 2018

Posted by jhadmin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (March 7, 2018) – Rockwell Collins has named Mini-Circuits of Brooklyn, New York, as its top supplier and President’s Award winner for 2018. The award was presented at the Rockwell Collins Supplier Conference on March 6.

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Mar
07
2018

EMBRY-RIDDLE STUDENT RECEIVES GENEROUS SCHOLARASHIP FROM MD HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Leah Murphy has been awarded the 2018 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has a value of approximately $12,000.

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Tags: Embry-Riddle Leah Murphy MD Helicopters
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Mar
07
2018

Sikorsky CH-53K Completes Critical Flight Envelope Expansion with 36,000-pound External Lift

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion completed an external lift of a 36,000-pound payload at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, achieving a maximum weight on the single center point cargo hook. This milestone marks completion of critical flight envelope expansion activities for the CH-53K as Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) prepares to deliver the first aircraft to the U.S. Marine Corps this year.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Mar
07
2018

SB Havacılık (SBAIR) is the new Distributor and Service Center of Airbus Helicopters in Turkey

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line.

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Tags: Airbus SB Havacılık A.Ş. SBHAS Turkey
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Mar
07
2018

New training capabilities launched for crews and maintainers of Airbus helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Building world-class helicopters is only the first part of the Airbus mission; what follows is a commitment to supporting the worldwide operators who fly the company’s rotorcraft. The commitment has been further strengthened with the launch of an optimised training and flight operations service, which was announced at last week’s Heli-Expo trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the United States.

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Tags: Airbus
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Mar
06
2018

ARGUS PROS TO HOST FLIGHT SAFETY FOUNDATION BARS AUDITOR ACCREDITATION COURSE

Posted by jhadmin

ARGUS PROS, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce it will host the Flight Safety Foundation BARS Auditor Accreditation Course in Denver March 19-21. The three-day course introduces participants to the elements of the Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Program.

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Tags: Argus BARS
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Mar
06
2018

LORD Corporation Announces New Network-Ready Wireless Gateway

Posted by jhadmin

CARY, N.C. – LORD Sensing, MicroStrain — a global leader in sensing systems — has announced the launch of a new wireless gateway solution.

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Tags: LORD MicroStrain
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Mar
06
2018

Airbus Helicopters comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 helicopter orders

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, – Airbus Helicopters, the leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, has wrapped up Heli Expo 2018 in Las Vegas with orders for over 50 of the company’s wide range of helicopters for customers worldwide. The most anticipated sales include the H160’s launch customer as well as the first orders placed for this new-generation helicopter in the North American market. In addition, the H145 and H125 families received solid bookings, showcasing their impressive performance and continual popularity.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Heli Expo
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Mar
06
2018

ASU Adds PMA and ECO Managers, Focusses on NVIS Compliance

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, Idaho—March 6, 2018) For more than 20 years Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) has worked with both helicopter and fixed-wing operators on cockpit modifications around the world. With changing technology, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements and mandates, ASU announced that they have hired Darren Knight as their new Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) Manager and appointed Austin Barrett as the Engineering Change Order (ECO) Program Manager. Barrett and Knight will help customers navigate through compliance concerns with overseeing engineering change order (ECO) requirements and PMA needs.

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Tags: ASU Aviation Specialties Unlimited
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Mar
06
2018

Metro Hires Director of Human Resources

Posted by jhadmin

6 MAR 2018 – Shreveport, LA – Metro is proud to welcome Rebecca Stinson as the Director of Human Resources and is excited about what she will bring to the table. She has 12 years of experience as Director of Human Resources for a restaurant managing group, overseeing 37 stores across 4 states with more than 12,000 employees. In addition to her human resource duties, she organized annual training, managed public relations initiatives and handled community outreach.

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Tags: Metro Rebecca Stinson
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Mar
05
2018

Erickson completes its first transmission line project in UK

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, contracted with Balfour Beatty to build a transmission line for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSE), connecting renewable energy from the Dorenell Wind Farm to a transmission network at Blackhillock, Scotland between Aberdeen and Inverness. The project provides new sources of electricity with minimal impact on the land environment and is the first of its kind for Erickson in Europe.

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Tags: Erickson AirCrane Powerline Helicopter Utility Helicopter
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Mar
05
2018

Kopter has recorded 40 orders and engagements for its SH09 at Heli-Expo 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Kopter Group AG has experienced extensive interest from customers participating at HeliExpo 2018, held in Las Vegas, NV from 27 Feb to 1 March. Its second prototype (P2) exhibited together with a mock-up fitted with a state-of-the art EMS interior by Metro Aviation have attracted much attention. Customers operating helicopters in different configurations and geographies particularly appreciated the reinforced safety features, performance and design that make the SH09 a very attractive and affordable mission tool.

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Tags: HeliExpo Kopter Group
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Mar
05
2018

From rescues to damage assessment: how helicopters helped combat the California wildfires

Posted by jhadmin

Following the 2018 Heli-Expo airshow in Las Vegas, Nevada, Airbus takes a look at how helicopters helped save lives during the California wildfires of 2017 – an effort that drew on aviation resources for everything from rescues to taking the damage’s toll.

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Tags: Airbus Wildfire
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Mar
01
2018

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at HELI-EXPO 2018 of nearly 140 million euro

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced further combined orders for helicopters at HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas today for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light twins, AW169 light-intermediate, AW139 intermediate and AW189 super medium types, confirming the strong competitiveness of Company’s modern product portfolio.

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Tags: Heli Expo Leonardo
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Mar
01
2018

Babcock to operate the first fleet of H160s

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, 1 March 2018 – Babcock is set to become the global launch customer for the H160 after signing a five year frame agreement for the purchase of a fleet of H160s. The fleet of H160s is destined for EMS and other critical services missions starting in Europe and to be deployed progressively across Babcock’s bases worldwide. “The H160 was a natural choice for Babcock’s operations as its large cabin and low vibration levels and its state-of-the-art technology will make it a safe and comfortable environment for mission critical services to work in” said Roger Hardy, Chief Executive Aviation, Babcock International Group. “We are sure that the innovations that the H160 brings to the market will help us deliver our high standards of quality, safety and cost-effectiveness”.

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Tags: Airbus Babcock H160
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Mar
01
2018

Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

Posted by jhadmin

Menominee, MI, – During the week of February 5th, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation completed a successful acceptance of 4 piston 280FX helicopters to Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan. A team of inspectors from Global Services & Solutions led by co-owner Mr. Abdul Khaliq Awan and Mr. Ali Muhammad led the acceptance after a week-long inspection process at the Enstrom factory in Menominee; MI. The aircraft are scheduled to depart the factory the end of February and arrive in Pakistan in March.

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Mar
01
2018

ABLE OPENS NEW LATIN AMERICA MARKETS WITH AVESA LONG-TERM AGREEMENT

Posted by jhadmin

MESA, Arizona (March 1, 2018) – Guatemala-based Aeroservicios Ave, S.A. (AVESA) has selected Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as its exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services. The relationship establishes AVESA as Able’s newest global customer, creating improved in-country product availability and cost savings for AVESA customers operating light and medium Bell Helicopter platforms in Guatemala and Central America.

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Tags: Able
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