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Feb
24
2018

NTSB Report Released: Charleston, SC

Posted by jhadmin

On February 14, 2018, about 1336 eastern standard time, a Robinson Helicopters, Inc., R22 Beta, N337H, landed hard in dense vegetation about 5 miles southeast of Charleston International Airport, South Carolina. The flight instructor and student were not injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter and was being operated by Holy City Helicopters, Charleston, South Carolina, as a visual flight rules (VFR) local instructional flight, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and flight following was not in effect.

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Feb
24
2018

Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III Customers Seek Truth Data Insight Services

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Fort Worth, Texas – Honeywell has agreed to enter into a reseller agreement with Truth Data Insights, LLC., an industry-leading Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) service. Truth Data currently provides FOQA/FDM services to the largest helicopter air medical operator in the US and expert analysis services to Honeywell’s new and existing Tracker III customers. Pete Henrikson, Truth Data President, says, “Many current or potential Tracker III customers may not know that this unit can also provide full FDM data, making the helicopter air medical operator compliant with the HEMS / HAA rule.”

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Feb
24
2018

Ontic Supports Global Rotorcraft Market with Increased Capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

HELI-EXPO—Las Vegas, NV— Ontic, a BBA Aviation company (C5239) and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, announced today that the company has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities and MRO services for the rotorcraft market.

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Feb
24
2018

Airborne Engines Transitions to AMROC Designation

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DELTA, BC, CANADA – M International, a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce their subsidiary Airborne Engines Limited (AEL), specialists in the Rolls-Royce M250® gas turbine engine maintenance and support services, has transitioned from an Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC) to an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC) designation, becoming the latest AMROC member within the Rolls-Royce M250 FIRST™ Network.

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Feb
24
2018

ALPINE AEROTECH OFFERS BELL 407 EXHAUST DUCT REPAIR

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Kelowna, BC — ALPINE AEROTECH announced today that they have officially acquired a TCCA Design Approval Representative (DAR) Minor Repair Instruction for their comprehensive 407 Exhaust Duct Repair. The 407 Exhaust Duct Repair incorporates a new formed flange which decreases the likelihood of cracking along the OEM fillet, and guaranteed a clean, flat surface with the correct bolt hole locations. Through years of MRO experience, Alpine Aerotech is conscious of OEM component, repair and overhaul (CR & O) constraints, which have led them to develop a series of cost-effective repairs for exhaust components that were previously unserviceable and unrepairable.

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Feb
24
2018

MASCO Partners with Truth Data in Reseller Agreement

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Fort Worth, Texas – Truth Data Insights, LLC, an industry-leading Flight Operations and Quality Assurance (FOQA) and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) organization, has entered into a reseller agreement for Sky Connect hardware with Masco. Truth Data recognizes MASCO as a premier aviation hardware supplier and will promote MASCO as a Sky Connect provider. Pete Henrikson, President of Truth Data Insights, stated, “This is an outstanding opportunity to partner with a top avionics provider. Not only will this agreement open doors for us, it really is a win for all: Truth Data, MASCO and our mutual clients.”

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Feb
23
2018

NTSB Report Released: Stockbridge, MI

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On February 13, 2018, about 1415 mountain standard time, a Schweizer 269D helicopter, N471RA, collided with snow-covered terrain while maneuvering at a low altitude shortly after takeoff from a private residence located near Stockbridge, Michigan. The pilot and passenger sustained minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The airplane was registered to C. Aaron LLC, and operated by the private pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The personal flight had the intended destination of Ann Arbor Municipal Airport (ARB), Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Feb
23
2018

AVIATION PIONEER BELL HELICOPTER REBRANDS TO “BELL”, REFLECTING EXPANDED VISION FOR THE FUTURE

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Fort Worth, Texas (February 22, 2018) - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and major global aircraft manufacturer, revealed today it has rebranded to be known as simply “Bell.” The new brand strategy and modernized logo are rooted in the company’s focus on innovation and customer experience. Bell will roll out the rebrand over the next year.

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Feb
23
2018

Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

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23 FEBRUARY 2018 - Dallas, TX - International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Roy Morgan, a true helicopter pioneer, industry icon and founder of Air Methods. Morgan began his distinguished aviation career in 1955 after buying a J-3 Cub that included flying lessons, what followed was an incredible journey in the aviation business. He soloed in a Hughes 300 in 1965 and has since logged over twenty thousand hours of flight time in a multitude of fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

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Feb
23
2018

Dallas Avionics, Inc. and AMRCSS Join Forces to Streamline Airborne Tactical Radio Communications

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DALLAS, TX, —Dallas Avionics, Inc. (Dallas Avionics), a wholesale distributor of aircraft electronics, test equipment, installation supplies, and avionics, is now partnering with Air Medical Radio Communications Systems Solutions (AMRCSS) to provide customers with comprehensive management and training of radio systems, 24/7 support, and simplified data migration services.

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Feb
23
2018

Garmin® introduces the revolutionary GFC 600H helicopter flight control system

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GFC™ 600H flight control system for helicopter owners and operators – a breakthrough in cost-effective technology that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. This attitude-based (AHRS-derived) flight control system boasts a number of helicopter- tailored safety features, including stability augmentation system (SAS), Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, hover assist, as well as overspeed and low speed protection. The GFC 600H can operate as a full-featured standalone flight control system, but also offers integration with compatible flight displays, including the Garmin G500H and G500H TXi flight displays, instruments and navigation sources.

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Feb
23
2018

Garmin® reimagines helicopter flight displays with the introduction of the G500H TXi

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations. Designed specifically for FAR Part 27 VFR helicopters, the G500H TXi boasts a bright LCD design including a large 10.6-inch display and two versions of 7-inch displays, available in portrait or landscape orientation, and features traditional concentric knobs for added versatility and convenience.

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Feb
23
2018

Garmin® unveils the G1000H® NXi Integrated Flight Deck

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G1000H NXi, the next-generation, all-glass integrated flight deck designed specifically for the FAR Part 27 VFR helicopter market. The G1000H NXi offers a number of new and enhanced features tailored to helicopter pilots, including Database Concierge, U.S. helicopter-specific charts, helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS) and WireAware™ wire-strike avoidance technology featured in rich, 3-D helicopter synthetic vision technology (HSVT). It’s also equipped with advanced ADS-B-in display, HSI map and visual approach capability. Powered by faster, brighter, smoother high-resolution displays, the next-generation G1000H NXi offers an extremely pilot-responsive and advanced integrated flight deck that provides pilots with critical decision-making information – flight instrumentation, navigation, communication, weather, terrain, traffic, identification, and diagnostics and maintenance computer – in a consolidated, easy to understand format.

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Feb
23
2018

Robinson Introduces Two Garmin G500H TXi Displays

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Torrance, CA — Robinson has added Garmin’s new G500H TXi displays to its R44 and R66 options. The two TXi displays add touchscreen functionality to Garmin’s popular G500H system, and consolidate PFD/MFD information on to a single screen. The upgraded displays provide increased resolution and interface with Garmin’s GTN 6xx/7xx touchscreen GPS series.

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Feb
23
2018

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) and Honeywell Aerospace sign agreement

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, GA – 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 signing of a dealership agreement with Honeywell Aerospace which allows PAG to sell, exchange and provide MRO services on Honeywell avionics products including Aspire (satcom) and SkyConnect.

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Feb
23
2018

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA’s Diamond Award for Excellence in Maintenance Training

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Las Vegas, – Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Award” of excellence for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached the highest level of program criteria. This prestigious award comes in a range of levels, from the Bronze Award to the Diamond Award with the latter requiring 100% participation.

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Feb
21
2018

Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2018

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The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will gather its worldwide partners in a safety briefing and best practices panel discussion in Las Vegas at Heli-Expo 2018. International teams representing nearly 50 countries will present and summarize 2017 accident data, discuss industry strengths and weaknesses, and highlight actions being taken to improve safety and reduce accidents.

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Feb
21
2018

FreeFlight Systems adds more transponder integration options for 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor as part of Rockwell Collins’ new AML STC for ADS­B compliance

Posted by jhadmin

February 21, 2018 ­ IRVING, Texas ­ NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor is now approved for installation with Rockwell Collins’ latest TDR­94/94D transponder variant. Rockwell Collins has received FAA approval of an Approved Model List Supplemental Type Certificate (AML­STC) for ADS­B Out installations across a wide range of Part 23 Class 3 and 4 aircraft with an additional Part 25 certification coming later in 2018. This product pairing provides legacy aircraft registered in the United States a complete and cost­effective way to meet equipage requirements for the upcoming ADS­B mandate. Additional foreign validations are planned to support mandate compliance in other regions.

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Feb
21
2018

Upcoming Silent Auction to Benefit Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc.

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, NV - For the last 12 years, the Whirly-Girls have presented a Silent Auction at Heli- Expo to benefit the organization’s Scholarship Fund. This year promises to be an exciting event filled with items that are suited for both pilots and non-pilots alike.

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Feb
21
2018

Kopter received Design Organization Approval from EASA

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Wetzikon, February 21st, 2018 - Kopter Group AG received from EASA today the certificate granting the Design Organization Approval (DOA).

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Feb
21
2018

Latitude Launches Iridium Push-to-Talk SATCOM for Public Safety Systems

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VICTORIA, BC CANADA —February 21, 2018— Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and satcom solutions for fleet operators will be showcasing the new S200-012P Iridium Satellite Push-to-Talk (PTT) device for air medical and first responder organizations at HELI EXPO, Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, in Las Vegas.

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Feb
21
2018

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada

Posted by jhadmin

21 FEBRUARY 2018 - Coppell, TX - International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, beginning at 1700 hours in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Pavilion 1 room adjacent to the Las Vegas Convention Center. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft at least twenty years previously. Membership information is available on the Twirly Birds website at www.twirlybirds.org and attendance at the annual meeting is not required to become a member.

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Feb
21
2018

PRECISION FLIGHT CONTROLS (PFC) AND RYAN AEROSPACE (AUSTRALIA) TO SHOWCASE NEW, FAA APPROVED BELL 206 / BELL 407 HELICOPTER SIMULATOR AT HELI-EXPO IN LAS VEGAS

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Precision Flight Controls (PFC) Ryan Aerospace (Australia) will be displaying their newly FAA approved helicopter simulator at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas from 27 February to 1 March, 2018.

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Feb
20
2018

Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement for Leonardo AW139 Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading world-wide helicopter leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, are pleased to announce the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with international operator Titan Helicopter Group (THG) for one offshore configured AW139 helicopter. The helicopter is being used by THG to provide crew change flights to offshore mining vessels located along Namibia’s coastline. In addition, the helicopter will provide SAR/EMS cover for the offshore installations.

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Feb
20
2018

First Sikorsky Combat Rescue Helicopter Enters Final Assembly

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STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, is beginning final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter, which will bring unprecedented capability enhancements to the U.S. Air Force rescue mission. The timing of final assembly supports the program's accelerated schedule and positions the aircraft's first flight for the end of this year, two months ahead of schedule.

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Feb
20
2018

Lockheed Martin Launches Unmanned Vehicle Control Software that Can Simultaneously Control Multiple UAV Types, Operating Anywhere on Earth

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CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) software has been simultaneously flying, on average, at least six unmanned aircraft during every hour of the last 25 years, completing missions as diverse as reconnaisance, inspection, mapping and targeting. Today, Lockheed Martin is launching VCSi, a new vehicle control software, as the culmination of more than two decades of experience and 1.5 million hours of operational use.

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Feb
19
2018

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Provides Solutions for New FAA AC 133-1B Requirements

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North Vancouver, BC, Canada – Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc. (www.boostsystems.ca), a leading provider of HEC equipment for aerial rescue and worker placement, is currently the sole North American supplier of 14 CFR § 27.865 compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Dual Hook Systems (DHSs) and a Personnel Carrying Device System (PCDS).

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Feb
19
2018

Enhancement for Flightcell DZMx - Built-In WiFi!

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19 February 2018 - The Flightcell DZMx, the all-in-one solution for global voice, data, messaging and tracking, is to be enhanced with a built-in WiFi hotspot and router. This provides a cellular broadband data connection for onboard smart devices and connected equipment without the need for a separate WiFi router installation. The WiFi antenna and components are installed within the existing DZMx housing.

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Feb
19
2018

Southeast Aerospace Named BendixKing Repair Partner

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Southeast Aerospace (SEA) is pleased to announce our formal selection as a BendixKing Repair Partner, designating SEA as an authorized BendixKing repair, overhaul and OEM distributer.

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Feb
19
2018

ROBINSON HELICOPTER’S CARGO HOOK TO DEBUT AT HELI-EXPO 2018

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Torrance, CA — Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 27th through March 1st in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 lb to 2900 lb.

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