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Feb
27
2018

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES FAA STC CERTIFICATION FOR THE BELL 206B/206L/B407 SERIES HELICOPTERS

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The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) and Trakka Control Pane; (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can control the A800 via the CIU or TCP interfaced with the existing four-way switches on the helicopter’s collective control or via a pistol grip that can be operated by a crewman. The certification also includes a Red and Amber filter with an option for an IR filter for government agency operations and interfaces for slaving the Trakka A800 system to a variety of EO camera systems.

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Feb
27
2018

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES FAA STC CERTIFICATION FOR THE MD500 SERIES HELICOPTERS

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The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) or Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can control the A800 via the CIU or TCP interfaced with the existing four-way switches on the helicopter’s collective control or via a pistol grip that can be operated by a crewman. The certification also includes a Red and Amber filter with an option for an IR filter for government agency operations and interfaces for slaving the Trakka A800 system to a variety of EO camera systems.

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Feb
27
2018

Heli-One Signs Agreement to Support the Royal Netherlands Air Force AS532 Cougars

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February 27, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed an agreement with the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to provide on-site Intermediate/Depot-level maintenance on 12 AS532 Cougar helicopters and to support five additional aircraft in storage. The agreement covers inspections and maintenance above the 750HR/2-year interval, Makila 1A2 inspections, corrosion prevention, and support to the Operational Level Maintenance organization upon request.

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Feb
27
2018

ROTORTRADE LEADS THE WAY

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Rotortrade through its six offices and various partners around the world has reported the sale of 26 aircraft in 2017 with close to double the number of transactions made in over 20 different countries. Aircraft ranged from EC120, AW109s to H175.

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Feb
27
2018

Bell and DART announce TCCA approval on the Bell 505 Emergency Flotation System

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – February 27, 2018 – At last year’s Heli-Expo, DART Aerospace and Bell Helicopter announced a partnership to develop an Emergency Float System (EFS) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X, with a very ambitious timeline of certification by Q1 2018. Today, we are proud to announce that the joint development team has met its lofty goal. After a rigorous certification and qualification program, the 505 EFS has received an STC approval from Transport Canada within the original project schedule.

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Feb
27
2018

Heli-One Launches Online Modifications Catalogue

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February 27, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the launch of their online modifications catalogue. This online resource showcases the deep capability of the MRO’s two Design teams with modifications ranging from small equipment adjustments to major display upgrades.

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Feb
27
2018

UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL Hires Mike Topa as Chief Operating Officer

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February 27, 2018 - Grand Prairie, Texas: UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL, an integrated provider of helicopter financing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and completion/configuration, and helicopter flight services, is pleased to announce that Mike Topa has joined the team as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Mike will be responsible for all FAA-regulated lines of business, including both Part 145 Repair Stations, as well as the Flight Division’s Part 135 Operation. Mike will report directly to Joe Hawke, CEO of UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL.

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Feb
27
2018

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) and UTC Aerospace Systems sign MRO & distribution deal for AS350 Main & Tail Rotor Servos

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Atlanta, GA – February 27, 2018 – Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce the recent signing of an MRO & distribution agreement with UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) for main & tail rotor servos for the Airbus AS350. The agreement covers worldwide distribution of line-replaceable units (LRU’s) in new and overhauled condition, authorization to repair servos at multiple PAG facilities and market the Fleet Improvement Program (FIP).

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Feb
27
2018

CONKLIN & DE DECKER ANNOUNCES 6th ANNUAL EXPLORING AIRCRAFT OPERATING COSTS SEMINAR

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Heli-Expo 2018 – Las Vegas, Nevada – Conklin & de Decker has opened registration for its Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs Seminar. The program will be presented on April 24-25, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona. As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar.

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Feb
27
2018

Kopter Group announces new order for 18 SH09 units from Helitrans AS of Norway

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Las Vegas, February 27th, 2018 - Kopter is proud to announce the signature of a firm contract for twelve units plus six options with Helitrans AS, one of Norway’s largest helicopter operators. This major contract further demonstrates the growing interest the SH09 is generating in the market. Helitrans AS is the last operator to complete our Launch Customer group. The Launch Customers will be key in the smooth introduction of the SH09 into various helicopter missions.

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Feb
27
2018

LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 27, 2018 – LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced a newly certified Machined Sled today at the annual Heli-Expo aerospace show. Designed based on feedback from the operator community, the new sled has a wider backrest and is certified in the Leonardo AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76®A, B, C and D variants, and the Airbus H-130 airframe. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Feb
27
2018

Aneto selected to power Airbus Helicopters Racer high-speed demonstrator

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​Airbus Helicopters has selected Safran’s new Aneto engine to power its Racer (Rapid and Cost-Efficient Rotorcraft) high-speed demonstrator. Twin Aneto-1X engines will contribute significantly to the new rotorcraft’s cruise speed performance of up to 400 kph. Unveiled in June 2017 at the Paris Airshow, Racer is a technology demonstrator funded by the European Commission’s H2020 research programme, through the Clean Sky 2 initiative.

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Feb
27
2018

KAMAN K-MAX® SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE REBUILDING IN PUERTO RICO

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LAS VEGAS--Feb. 27, 2018--HAI HELI-EXPO-- Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at HAI Heli-Expo that K-MAX® helicopter operator ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska will be operating on Puerto Rico supporting infrastructure re-building efforts following the devastation of hurricane Maria.

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Feb
26
2018

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE FROM ANYWHERE: HONEYWELL ENABLES THE CONNECTED HELICOPTER

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PHOENIX, Feb. 26, 2018 – Whether it’s for a military mission or a supply delivery to an oil rig, Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) latest Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) technology will help civil and defense helicopter operators ensure aircraft availability while increasing safety and reducing operational and maintenance costs. RECON™ is a new solution built on the legacy of Honeywell’s Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, and uses connectivity to share critical aircraft health data in real time. This allows maintenance crews on the ground to track the health of a rotorcraft no matter its location. Combined with other solutions like the Sky Connect® tracking systems and Aspire 200 Satellite Communications System, Honeywell is enabling operators to benefit from the Connected Helicopter.

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Feb
26
2018

Fresno County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit Welcomes New MD 530F

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Mesa, Ariz., February 26, 2018 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to celebrate the delivery of a new, custom-configured MD 530F with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO). Officially accepted into operation in February, it is an honor to deliver EAGLE 1 to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office fleet, Sheriff Margaret Mims, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

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Feb
26
2018

BELL 525 SHOWCASED AT HELI EXPO

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Bell is excited to share that it will be showcasing the Bell 525 in Bristow colors during the world-famous Heli Expo tradeshow.

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Feb
26
2018

BELL LAUNCHES NEW BELL 407GXi

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the introduction of the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options.

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Feb
26
2018

Robinson’s Production Picked up Steam in 2017

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Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s* General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 hours in 2017, bringing its total fleet hours to 735,000. Cadet production was steady at twenty, and the R22 came in at 34.

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Feb
26
2018

HONEYWELL FORECASTS 4,000 TO 4,200 NEW CIVIL HELICOPTER DELIVERIES OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2018 – With a better long-term global economic outlook this year, customers are holding firm in their intentions to invest in new helicopter purchases over the next five years. In its 20th annual “Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook,” Honeywell (NYSE: HON) forecasts 4,000 to 4,200 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2018 to 2022, aligning with the five-year forecast from 2017.

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Feb
26
2018

FLIGHTSAFETY NOW OFFERS MORE THAN 100 COURSES APPROVED FOR U.S. VETERANS AFFAIRS BENEFITS AT 11 LEARNING CENTERS

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NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) – FlightSafety International announces that it now offers more than 100 courses approved for education benefits by the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs at 11 Learning Centers located across the country.

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Feb
26
2018

StandardAero, Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

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Las Vegas, NV – February 26, 2018 – StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft. Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April.

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Feb
26
2018

Introducing UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL, Your ONE-STOP SHOP for Financing, Fixing and Flying Helicopters

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February 26, 2018 - Grand Prairie, Texas: Hawke Aerospace Holdings, LLC is proud to announce that it is re-branding itself and all of its affiliated companies: Aviation Services Unlimited, Infinity Helicopter Leasing and Uniflight as UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL effective immediately.

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Feb
26
2018

SKYTRAC, Leonardo & CHC Collaborate For Real-Time Heliwise HUMS With Wireless Downloads

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February 26, 2018 - Following successful trials with CHC Helicopter in 2017, Leonardo is collaborating with SKYTRAC to implement a next-stage Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) onboard the AW139. CHC continues to lead system implementation and testing.

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Feb
26
2018

DONALDSON INLET BARRIER FILTERS APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION ON MD 900 SERIES HELICOPTERS IN HONG KONG

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LAS VEGAS (Feb. 26, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has validated the MD 900 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on MD 900 Series helicopters in Hong Kong.

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Feb
26
2018

FLIGHTSAFETY NOW OFFERS NIGHT VISION GOGGLE TRAINING IN DALLAS, DENVER, LAFAYETTE AND STAVANGER

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NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) – FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial and recurrent training in simulators for helicopters built by Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky at its Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Stavanger, Norway.

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Feb
26
2018

BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

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LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2018 – BLR Aerospace today announced that the first factory installation of an Airbus Helicopters H125 FastFin® System has been completed and the aircraft will be delivered in June to Heli-Austria. The company also announced that 25 Airbus Helicopters Customer Centers worldwide have been authorized to sell and install the FastFin System.

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Feb
26
2018

DONALDSON TO COMMEMORATE DELIVERY OF 9,000TH INLET BARRIER FILTER TO KURT ROBINSON DURING HAI HELI-EXPO CEREMONY

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LAS VEGAS (Feb. 26, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) will commemorate delivery of its 9,000th Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) in a special ceremony at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Robinson Helicopter Company Chairman and President Kurt Robinson. During the event, set for 2 p.m. in exhibit C1736, Robinson will symbolically accept delivery of the 9,000th filter, an R66 IBF, from Tom Newman, Engineering Director, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense.

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Feb
26
2018

East/West Receives Third Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

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Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 26, 2018 – East/West Industries, Inc. today announced that it has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. East/West Industries maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017.

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Feb
26
2018

Expanding Customer Interest in Axnes Wireless Intercom Technology

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February 26, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - Axnes, the leader in airborne and special mission wireless intercom systems, has announced expansion into a new market segment. Several customers in the aerial firefighting and utility industries including US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Norwegian Air Ambulance and Norwegian Police and the Turkish Air Force, have recently selected Axnes PNG wireless ICS products. Over the last two years, Axnes has successfully introduced their MP50 and MP30 handheld transceiver systems to this underserved technology segment. The waterproof MP50 and the smaller water resistant MP30 have wide-ranging features, such as full-duplex transmission and reception, built-in noise and echo cancelling, GPS positioning, NVG compatibility, along with secure proprietary waveform and protocol technology and standard AES256 encryption. Both devices are encased in rugged water and dust resistant aircraft grade aluminum cases. The PNG systems also provide for common headset and microphone connections, along with a 20G certified charging cradle that integrates into aircraft, marine or ground vehicle platforms. PNG features a battery life of up to 15 hours of continuous operation or 40 hours of standby time.

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Feb
26
2018

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software Supporting LP Approaches & Transition to Hover

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TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company’s new Flight Management System (FMS)/Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0. With the introduction of this software, helicopter operators can now take advantage of Localizer Performance (LP) Level of Service (LOS) approaches and a Transition to Hover search pattern.

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