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Oct
19
2018

Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB Selects Pratt & Whitney Canada Engines for EMS Fleet Renewal

Posted by jhadmin

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands, - Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Royal Dutch Touring Club ANWB has selected Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B3 engine to power the three new Airbus H135P3s, the club is acquiring to renew its fleet of emergency medical services (EMS) helicopters.

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Tags: ANWB EMS H135P3 Pratt & Whitney PW206B3 Royal Dutch Touring Club United Technologies
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Oct
19
2018

Sikorsky Operator Marks Safe Flight Milestone With S-76® Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Florida, – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized American Express’ corporate flight department for achieving 8,000 hours of safe flight with its fleet of S-76 helicopters. The event took place during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition.

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Tags: American Express Lockheed Martin S-76 Sikorsky
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Oct
19
2018

HONEYWELL UAV SERVICE INSPECTS MORE THAN 100 MILES OF POWER LINES IN FIVE DAYS

Posted by jhadmin

MINNEAPOLIS, – Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)-based inspection service has helped utility customer Ozarks Electric Cooperative inspect more than 100 miles of power lines and provide actionable data in only five days. Inspecting the same distance takes approximately two weeks with up to 15 employees when performed on foot, and one day by helicopter, but with higher safety risk, cost and insufficient data quality.

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Tags: Honeywell Ozarks Electric UAV
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Oct
19
2018

FLIR Systems Awarded US Coast Guard Contract with Value of $9.9M to Support Encrypted Automatic Identification Systems

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has been awarded a contract from the United States (U.S.) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in support of the U.S. Coast Guard’s (USCG) Second Generation Automatic Identification System (AIS-2) program. The indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling value of $9.9 million to provide second generation Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponders, associated peripherals, and spare parts for nearly 1,774 boats and 282 cutters in the USCG’s active fleet.

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Tags: Coast Guard DHS FLIR FLIR Systems
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Oct
19
2018

Airbus Helicopters to showcase H135 as future Navy helicopter trainer during U.S. Navy Fleet Fly-In event

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Airbus Helicopters will showcase the versatile and market-leading H135 aircraft as the future training helicopter for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Helicopter Association’s Fleet Fly-in at Naval Air Station Whiting Field in Pensacola, Florida from October 22-26.

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Tags: Airbus Helicoptpers H135 US Navy
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Oct
19
2018

Schuman Mechanic Receives Special FAA Designation

Posted by jhadmin

HONOLULU – Schuman Aviation Company Director of Maintenance Travis Shilling has been granted the position of Designated Airworthiness Representative (DAR-T). This means that Shilling has the authority to issue airworthiness certificates, special flight permits and export approvals for a wide variety of aircraft.

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Tags: DAR-T Designated Airworthiness Representative Schuman Aviation Company Travis Shilling
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Oct
19
2018

PORTUGAL'S AIR FORCE ORDERS FIVE AW119KX MULTIROLE HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today that the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD) has selected the AW119Kx as its new multirole single engine helicopter to meet its future operational requirements. The Portuguese Air Force is set to take delivery of five aircraft with an option for a further two units. Deliveries are to start in late 2018 from Leonardo’s plant in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, USA), with completion of deliveries by early 2020.

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Tags: AW119Kx Leonardo Portuguese Ministry of Defence
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Oct
18
2018

Airbus to showcase smart solutions for safer oceans at Euronaval

Posted by jhadmin

Paris, – Airbus will be showcasing a myriad of smart solutions for safer oceans at this year’s Euronaval in Paris from October 23 to 26. The portfolio presented will range from maritime awareness centres, secure seamless communications services, through satellites and related services, to Unmanned Aircraft Systems, aircraft and helicopters. Airbus’ uniquely broad maritime portfolio enables customers to make the right decision and act at the right time, capitalizing on 50 years of experience in the maritime domain.

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Tags: Airbus Euronaval
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Oct
17
2018

Luxaviation Helicopters announces first Latin America partnership with Icon Aviation

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NBAA; Orlando, Florida: Luxaviation Group is today announcing a strategic partnership between its dedicated VVIP helicopter service Luxaviation Helicopters and Icon Aviation, a leading business aviation and rotorcraft operator in Brazil.

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Tags: ICON Aviation Luxaviation Luxaviation Group Luxaviationi Helicopter VVIP helicopter service
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Oct
17
2018

BELL LAUNCHES CERTIFIED TRAINING FACILITIES TO EXPAND GLOBAL TRAINING OFFERING

Posted by jhadmin

Helitech, The Netherlands (17 October 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the launch of Certified Training Facilities (CTFs) to expand its global training offering. CTFs such as Helideal, a Bell Independent Representative based in southern France, will provide the highest standard of initial and recurrent pilot training under the umbrella of the renowned Bell Training Academy.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter CTF textron
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Oct
17
2018

BAKER AVIATION HOT-STOP® ‘L’ OFFERS PROACTIVE SOLUTION TO LITHIUM BATTERY CONTAINMENT

Posted by jhadmin

NBAA-BACE 2018 – Orlando, Florida – Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP® ’L’ Fire Containment Kits, has introduced a new proactive fire containment solution for the off-shore helicopter industry that is used as a storage vessel during transport to and from drilling rigs. Supporting the proven HOT-STOP ‘L’ fire proof design and its capability to fully contain lithium battery runaways of powerful portable devices without the release of toxic smoke or flames, this new containment bag allows passengers to safely store multiple electronic devices during the flight and collect them upon arrival. This unique safe storage capability eliminates the threat of an on-board battery fire during the flight and allows easy transport of all passenger devices.

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Oct
17
2018

Flightdocs Introduces New Customer Success Organization

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Florida, — Flightdocs, the leading provider of cloud-based aircraft maintenance tracking, compliance, inventory, and flight operations management services, today announced establishment of a new Customer Success team and strategy to further customize and deliver an even higher level of service to its customers.

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Oct
17
2018

DART Aerospace signs new AMC during Helitech Show 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Amsterdam, Netherlands - As part of DART’s plan to continue to expand in Europe and stay close to customers, DART has been building strong partnerships with key players in the industry.

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Tags: Dart
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Oct
17
2018

2018 CVG Helicopter Operators Safety Forum

Posted by jhadmin

I am happy to announce that the 2018 CVG Helicopter Operators Safety Forum will be held on Wednesday, November 14th from 5:00PM – 9:00PM. The event will once again be held at Sporty’s Clermont County Airport (I69) thanks to the gracious offering by the Sporty’s senior leadership team. There will be adequate space for those wishing to fly in. If you do plan on flying in please make me aware of that for planning purposes.

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Tags: CVG Helicopter Operators Safety Forum I69 Sporty's Clermont County Airport
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Oct
17
2018

Becker appoints DAC International as distributor of TCAS II compatible and global ADS-B compliant Mode S transponders

Posted by jhadmin

October 17, 2018 - Rheinmuenster, Germany - Longtime avionics solutions provider, Becker, is expanding their market reach by appointing DAC International as a distributor of the Becker BXT family of Mode S transponders, addressing the need for affordable ADS-B solutions on business and commercial type aircraft. The DAC International BXT Mode S offering is complete turn key installation, certification, a cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B OUT for the upcoming USA January 1, 2020 mandate as well as meeting all global ADS-B standards.

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Oct
17
2018

FreeFlight Systems and Becker expand offering with integrated ADS-B solutions for TCAS II equipped business, commercial aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

October 17, 2018 - Rheinmuenster, Germany - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems and digital avionics leader Becker teaming has expanded to offer a complete ADS-B Solution for business and commercial class aircraft for TCAS II equipped aircraft. By combining the strength and integrity of the Becker BXT6500 series of Mode S transponders with FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor and RANGR-RX ADS-B Receiver, these remote-mounted solutions provide turboprop and turbojet business TCAS II and non-TCAS II equipped aircraft a complete and cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B In and Out for the upcoming USA January 1, 2020 mandate.

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Tags: Becker FreeFlight Systems
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Oct
17
2018

Trimec Aviation and Chicago Jet install Latitude Technologies ATC Datalink and SATVOICE Avionics on the Astra SPX

Posted by jhadmin

Victoria, Canada October 17, 2018— Chicago Jet Group (CJG) and Trimec Aviation have selected the Latitude DL150 Satellite Data Unit and the SkyNode S200-012 ATC Safety SATVOICE system for an STC installation on the Astra SPX.

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Tags: Chicago Jet Group Trimec Aviation
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Oct
17
2018

Heli-One to Install Search and Rescue Cabin Configuration for H225s

Posted by jhadmin

October 17, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, will be installing Search and Rescue (SAR) cabin modifications for two Airbus H225s owned by Knut Axel Ugland Holding (KAUH). The modifications include a stretcher with base plate and a medical equipment wall. The aircraft will also be undergoing Return-to-Service maintenance and a variety of mission-related installations and upgrades. These upgrades were developed to enhance crew efficiency and flexibility; ultimately helping them achieve mission success.

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Tags: Airbus H225 Heli-One MRO SAR
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Oct
16
2018

Helicopter Foundation International Offers Scholarships to Pilots and Maintenance Technicians

Posted by jhadmin

October 16, 2018 – Alexandria, Virginia - Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for its 2019 Scholarship Program. Available to student pilots and aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) around the world, these scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals.

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Tags: Helicopter Foundation International HFI
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Oct
16
2018

VERTICAL FLIGHT SOLUTIONS BY EUROTEC GAINS APPROVAL FOR EC130/H130 MAIN BATTERY KIT WITH TRUE BLUE POWER HIGH-PERFORMANCE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY

Posted by jhadmin

Millgrove, Ontario, Oct. 16, 2018 Helicopter operators flying popular EC130/H130 series aircraft now have access to the newest technology in main battery solutions.

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Tags: True Blue Power Vertical Flight Solutions
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
16
2018

Saft celebrates 100-year anniversary at NBAA in Orlando

Posted by jhadmin

Orlando, October 16th 2018 – Saft, the French industrial battery manufacturer, joins this year an exclusive list of technology companies that have existed for a century or more. The company will host an anniversary reception this week at the National Business Aviation Administration convention in Orlando, Florida.

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Oct
16
2018

Cobham Aerospace Communications: B-S-based flight-deck solution is good for business

Posted by jhadmin

16 October 2018 (LYNGBY, Denmark): Cobham Aerospace Communications is highlighting its SB-S-based flight-deck solution, the first and only Inmarsat SB-S-approved system available for business jets, on Booth #1260 at the NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Orlando, Florida, October 16-18, 2018.

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Tags: Cobham Aerospace Communications
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Oct
16
2018

New Flightdocs End-to-End ‘Operations’ Product Opens Flight Department Communications, Visibility on One Integrated Platform

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Florida, Oct. 15, 2018—Flightdocs, the leading provider of maintenance and inventory management software solutions, announces a new platform, Flightdocs Operations™. 100% cloud based, with web and native mobile applications, Flightdocs Operations™ provides a modern, intuitive platform for managing every aspect of a flight department.

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Tags: Flightdocs
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Oct
16
2018

DART Aerospace opens new European Service Center in Amsterdam

Posted by jhadmin

As part of DART’s international expansion and the company’s goal to better serve its customers worldwide, DART is opening a new Repair & Overhaul (R&O) facility in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is following the opening of the now one-year-old warehouse, located in the outskirts of the city.

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Oct
16
2018

Leonardo: Specialist Aviation Services ranked ‘Excellent’ Service Centre for the AW169 and AW139 helicopters in UK and Ireland

Posted by jhadmin

Amsterdam, 16 October 2018 - Leonardo announced today, during an official ceremony held at Helitech in Amsterdam, that Specialist Aviation Services (SAS) has been appointed an Excellent Service Centre for the AW169 light intermediate and AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters in UK and Ireland.

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Tags: AW139 AW169 Helitech Leonardo SAS Specialist Aviation Services
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Oct
16
2018

FlightSafety’s eLearning Courses Join USAIG’s Performance Vector Safety Initiative

Posted by jhadmin

New York, NY (Oct. 16, 2018)…USAIG, one of the world’s leading aviation-specific insurance providers, proudly welcomes FlightSafety International to its Performance Vector safety initiative. Performance Vector enables eligible policyholders to select annually from a diverse portfolio of training and safety-enhancing services delivered by world-class providers. A broad selection of eLearning courses from aviation-training-leader FlightSafety International has been added to the list of options accessible through the annual Performance Vector benefit.

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Tags: FlightSafety USAIG
Categories: Press Releases


Oct
16
2018

Kopter announces a first firm order with SAS from Malaysia

Posted by jhadmin

Amsterdam, 16 October 2018 - On the occasion of Helitech 2018, Systematic Aviation Services (SAS) from Malaysia has signed a firm order with Kopter for one SH09 helicopter in passenger transport configuration that will based out of the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport at Kuala Lumpur.

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Tags: Helitech Kopter SH09 Systematic Aviation Services
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Oct
16
2018

Helitech International brand evolves as the Vertical Flight Expo & Conference in 2019

Posted by jhadmin

16 October 2018 – 2019 will mark a new era for Europe’s largest event for the rotorcraft industry as it undergoes a name change to keep pace with the evolving rotorcraft industry. After this year’s event closes its doors, Helitech International will assume a new identity as the Vertical Flight Expo & Conference, its organisers announced today.

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Tags: Helitech International Verticla Flight Expo & Conference
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Oct
16
2018

EUROTEC DELIVERS H125 UTILITY HELICOPTER COMPLETIONS TO RAINIER HELI INTERNATIONAL

Posted by jhadmin

Eudora, Kan., - Helicopter operators searching for the highest quality and service in aircraft completions can see these aspects in two recently fielded North American aircraft.

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Tags: EuroTec
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Oct
16
2018

Leonardo expands helicopter maintenance and repair services in Europe as regional fleet grows

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 16 October 2018 – Leonardo is expanding support services for its growing customer base and helicopter fleet across Europe through two new agreements with regional partners, in line with the industrial plan.

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Tags: Leonardo
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