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Nov
10
2017

LEONARDO AND DEFENCE TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE OF THAILAND SIGN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND MRO MOU RELATED TO THE AW101 HELICOPTER

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Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand on November 8th covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed by Colonel Tawiwat Veeraklaew, Acting Director General of the Defence Technology Institute (DTI), and Brian McEachen, Head of Region - Asia & Oceania at Leonardo Helicopters Division, at the Defense & Security 2017 exhibition being held in Bangkok 6th to 9th November.

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Nov
10
2017

L3 WESCAM Introduces Mission Rehearsal and Simulation Training Solutions Product Line

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, November 10, 2017 – L3 WESCAM announced today that it will introduce its new mission rehearsal and simulation training solutions product line at the Dubai Airshow, November 12–16, 2017, with hands-on customer demonstrations of a fully networked solution, including air, ground, maritime and command stations, at the L3 Technologies exhibit in Stand 1470. This highly scalable line of training products will enable MX™-Series operators and crew members to train independently or as part of a virtual joint-force team using the latest gaming technology at an estimated 70 percent cost savings over traditional training courses.

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Nov
10
2017

Bell V-280 Valor Prototype Completes 75 Degree Conversion

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The Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft has successfully achieved controlled conversion from 95 to 75 degree pylon and back – allowing for full hover and low speed agility maneuvering. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall.

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Nov
10
2017

The Guimbal Cabri G2 Gets Better

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Helicopteres Guimbal announces yet another significant milestone that keeps the Cabri G2 at the front of the pack for being the most advanced and safest trainer on the market.

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Nov
10
2017

Bristow Group Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2018 Results

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Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported the following results for the three and six months ended September 30, 2017.

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Nov
10
2017

Era Group Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

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HOUSTON, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (the “Company”) today reported a net loss attributable to the Company of $81.4 million, or $3.91 per diluted share, for its third quarter ended September 30, 2017 (“current quarter”) on operating revenues of $61.4 million compared to net loss attributable to the Company of $2.8 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 (“preceding quarter”) on operating revenues of $57.9 million. As further described in the “H225 Update” section of this press release, the Company recorded non-cash impairment charges of approximately $117 million in the current quarter primarily related to its H225 helicopters, capital parts and related inventory. Excluding the impact of non-cash impairment charges, net loss attributable to the Company would have been $6.2 million, or $0.30 per diluted share.

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Nov
09
2017

DONALDSON SALUTES CANADIAN OPERATORS, MARKS 13 YEARS OF INLET BARRIER FILTER OPERATIONS IN CANADA

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OTTAWA, Canada (Nov. 9, 2017) – With the second largest commercial helicopter fleet globally (2,800 helicopters), Canadian operators know the importance of efficient, effective flight operations in one of the most diverse, high utilization environments worldwide. And for more than 13 years, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has helped improve Canadian helicopter operations by reducing engine damage costs through installation of the company’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Systems.

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Nov
09
2017

FARREN INTERNATIONAL SUPPORTS SIKORSKY FAMILY DAY 2017

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Randolph, NJ - Farren International, a global supplier of transportation and rigging services since 1959, recently lent its expertise to help another rotorcraft industry leader, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, celebrate Sikorsky Family Day. Sikorsky employees and their families experienced their day surrounded by four truly historic Sikorsky aircraft that Farren International brought to the occasion. The transport experts safely moved from the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, to the festivities in Stratford, an S-51 on an air ride double-drop stretch trailer with special main gear cradles made for transporting S-51s. The aircraft measured 15 feet high and 12 feet wide and rode on routes approved by the State of Connecticut for oversized loads.

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Nov
08
2017

Rockwell Collins named a top 25 company dedicated to veterans

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Nov. 8, 2017) - The National Veteran-Owned Business Association (NaVOBA) and its Vetrepreneur magazine have named Rockwell Collins one of the top 25 United States-based companies dedicated to veterans — earning the distinction as a 2017 Military Friendly® Supplier Diversity Program.

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Nov
08
2017

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES STEVE HALL TO DIRECTOR, REGULATORY AFFAIRS

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International announces that Steve Hall has been promoted to Director, Regulatory Affairs.

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Nov
08
2017

Eagle Copters Launches New Website

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Tuesday November 7, 2017 (Calgary, AB) - After rebranding earlier this year, Eagle Copters is proud to launch an overhauled new website at http://www.eaglecopters.com/, developed to be user friendly, perform optimally for users on any device, and fully share the talent, scope, and global reach of the organization.

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Nov
08
2017

BELL HELICOPTER AND REIGNWOOD SOLIDIFY COLLABORATION DURING U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TRADE MISSION TO CHINA

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Beijing, China (8 November 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement today with Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd. (Reignwood) under which Reignwood has agreed to purchase an additional 50 Bell 505s, act as the exclusive reseller for the Bell 505 in China and establish a Bell 505 delivery and maintenance center. The new contract follows previous purchase agreements signed earlier this year with Reignwood for 60 Bell 505s, totaling 110 Bell 505 aircraft

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Nov
08
2017

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL NAMES STEVE FEDYNYSZYN DIRECTOR, QUALITY, SAFETY AND STANDARDS

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“We look forward to Steve’s contributions in his new role as the leader of the FlightSafety Quality and Safety Management System and in the advancement of FlightSafety Standards.” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President Operations. “His proven experience with Learning Center operations, implementation of regulatory requirements, and understanding of Customer needs will ensure that FlightSafety continues to deliver the highest quality training around the world.”

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Nov
07
2017

SEVENBAR AVIATION PARTNERS WITH TRUTH DATA INSIGHTS FOR FLIGHT DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

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Dallas, TX-- SevenBar Aviation is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Truth Data Insights as part of the ongoing Safety Management System expansion and flight data monitoring (FDM) initiative. “This partnership with Truth Data Insights will allow us to further develop and fine-tune a robust and effective quality assurance program, not only for our internal purposes and operations, but for our hospital partners as well” says Sean Mulholland, Director of Safety.

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Nov
07
2017

True Blue Power Names New Division Manager

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WICHITA, Kan. — True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co. Inc., today announced the promotion of Erik Ritzman to Division Manager. In this role, Ritzman will develop customer programs, while working closely with engineers and account managers to advance the True Blue Power division and its product line. As Division Manager, Ritzman joins Mid-Continent’s Leadership Team, contributing to the company’s long-term strategic planning and growth.

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Nov
07
2017

Waypoint Leasing Places H145 Helicopter with Ecocopter in Chile

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November 7, 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to Ecocopter in Chile to be used in support of the operator’s wide range of utility work. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s 14th H145 delivery and the entry of the aircraft into Chile.

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Nov
06
2017

CHC Helicopter to Bring AW189 Super Medium Helicopters into Australia

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA, November 6, 2017 – CHC Group announced it will be the first helicopter operator to introduce the new generation super-medium AW189 aircraft into Australia. The three AW189s will be flown from CHC’s Karratha base on behalf of Woodside to support their operations on the North West Shelf starting this month.

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Nov
03
2017

Seneca Adds FRASCA Baron G58 Flight Training Device

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Nov. 3, 2017, Urbana, IL. Seneca College School of Aviation, located at the Peterborough Airport, Toronto, Canada, has contracted with simulator manufacturer Frasca International, to provide a new Baron G58 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD will include Garmin G1000Nxi avionics, Frasca's Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station (IOS), Frasca's TruVision™ visual system with 220° x 55° spherical enclosure and additional advanced features.

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Nov
03
2017

Rockwell Collins at the Dubai Airshow 2017: Future innovations for the cockpit, cabin, communications and connectivity

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rockwell Collins, a leading provider of aviation and high integrity solutions for military and commercial customers in the Middle East, will tout its growing capabilities both on and off the aircraft—cockpit, cabin, communications and connectivity—at the Dubai Airshow, Nov. 12-16.

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Nov
03
2017

NTSB Report Released: Arlington, WA

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On October 24, 2017, about 1315 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R22 Alpha helicopter, N8537J, was substantially damaged following impact with water while performing a low-level maneuver at King Lake, located about 6 nautical miles east-southeast of Arlington, Washington. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the sole passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight had departed the pilot's residence, located about 1,350 ft south-southwest of the accident site, about 5 minutes prior to the accident. A flight plan was not filed.

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Nov
03
2017

K-MAX HELICOPTER INCREASES EFFICIENCY POWERED BY A HONEYWELL T53-17 ENGINE

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Read about why Helicopter Express chose the K-MAX helicopter, stating "It increased production from a conventional month-long project to a little over 5 hours,” and how the Honeywell T53-17 engine played a significant role.

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Nov
03
2017

Airbus Completes Sale of Vector Aerospace to StandardAero

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Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. A truly international company, it generated revenues of over US$700 million in 2016 and employs approximately 2,200 people in 22 locations across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

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Nov
03
2017

The NH90 joins the digital marketplace, part by part

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Earlier this year, Swedish and Finnish customers of the NH90 began ordering used and new spare parts from Airbus’ MyNH90 internet portal, a move that represented another sign of the manufacturer’s digital push.

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Nov
03
2017

AIR EVAC LIFETEAM SIGNS CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES

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MESA, Arizona – Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings – the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for Air Evac Lifeteam’s fleet of 128 Bell Helicopter 206 aircraft.

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Nov
02
2017

Bruce's Custom Covers Offers New and Improved Insulated Engine Covers

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MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – Bruce's Custom Covers announced today their new and improved insulated covers for aircraft engines. Insulated covers from Bruce's are constructed using 3M Thinsulate for superior heat retention and WeatherMax performance fabric for maximum durability. Bruce's engine covers come with many customization features specific to each aircraft application. Bruce's has been manufacturing custom-designed aircraft covering systems for more than 37 years, enhancing and improving their products along the way.

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Nov
02
2017

Cecile Vion-Lanctuit Named Head of Communications & Marketing at Marenco Swiss Helicopter

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Cecile Vion-Lanctuit has been appointed as Marenco Swiss Helicopter's (MSH) head of communications & marketing, effective November 1, 2017.

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Nov
02
2017

Dallas Avionics and uAvionix Offer ADS-B Solution for Experimental Aircraft Owners Impacted by ADS600-EXP

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(DALLAS, TEXAS) Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced today that the company is working with uAvionix to offer an affordable ADS-B solution for customers of experimental aircraft impacted by the ADS600-EXP. The uAvionix bundle includes the uAvionix echoUAT and skyFYX products. For a limited time, Dallas Avionics will offer the bundle at a reduced price of $1,090.00. Normal retail is $1,499.00. The bundle can be ordered using part number ECHOFYX-KL5. Customers must provide the serial number of their ADS600-B to obtain the reduced price.

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Nov
02
2017

The Power of Connection During Hurricane Relief: How the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Used Spidertracks in the Aftermath of Irma

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On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands with winds of up to 185 miles per hour — becoming the first Category 5 storm in recorded history to strike the region. Irma left Puerto Rico almost entirely without power; dropped 15 inches of rain on the Dominican Republic and northern Haiti; and rendered Barbuda ‘barely habitable,’ in the words of the island’s Prime Minister.

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Nov
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Groom, TX

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On October 24, 2017, about 1540 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N60EA, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a total loss of engine power while on approach to a private landing zone near Groom, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned by the Plains Aerial Leasing, Inc. and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 137 agricultural aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the flight, and a flight plan had not been filed. The flight departed about 1510 on a local aerial application flight.

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Nov
01
2017

NEMSPA names Brad Simmons as pilot of the year

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Lewisville, Texas, - Brad Simmons, Med-Trans Corporation base manager at Erlanger's Health System's Life Force Air Medical in Tennessee, has been named 2017 Pilot of the Year by the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA).

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