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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: world’s first AW609 tiltrotor and US AW169 helicopter simulators to expand advanced training services

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 in Atlanta the start of production of the world’s first AW609 tiltrotor Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) and the intention to introduce the first US-based AW169 Level D Full Flight Simulator. Both will be installed into the new Training Academy being developed at the Company’s helicopter facility based in Philadelphia and will be in service in 2020.

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Mar
06
2019

Leonardo: new Helicopter Training Academy in Philadelphia to meet growing demand for training services in North and Latin America

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, – Leonardo announced today at Heli-Expo 2019 a substantial reinforcement of its helicopter training capabilities and services in the USA with the establishment of a new Training Academy within its production facility in Philadelphia. The new purpose-built campus is expected to be completed in 2020.

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Mar
06
2019

Metro delivers first IFR certified EC145e

Posted by jhadmin

Metro Aviation announced today the delivery of the first Single/Dual Pilot Instrument Flight Rules-capable Airbus EC145e to GundersenAIR in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.

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Tags: Airbus EC145e metro aviation
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Mar
06
2019

ASU Introduces New E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle, Offers Introductory Rate at HELI-EXPO 2019

Posted by jhadmin

(ATLANTA, Ga., — March 6, 2019) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced at Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, HELI-EXPO, in Atlanta that the company will offer a special introductory rate and package for its new E3 Lightweight Night Vision Goggle.

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Tags: ASU HAI Heli Expo Night vision Goggle
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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Honors CHC S-92® Helicopter Crew For Rescue In Norway

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA, -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today recognized the heroic efforts of a CHC Helicopter crew with a Sikorsky Rescue Award, highlighting a successful search and rescue mission conducted with an S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the Winged-S Rescue Award in a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo.

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Tags: CHC Helicopter Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Mar
05
2019

Everett Aviation Signs With Lobo Leasing For Its First Sikorsky S-92A™ Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA, March 5, 2019 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today welcomed Everett Aviation as its newest S-92A™ helicopter customer at a ceremony at the 2019 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Everett signed a contract with Lobo Leasing Limited for a utility S-92A helicopter that will support oil and gas and utility operations.

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Tags: Everett Aviation Lobo Leasing Lockheed Martin S-92A Sikorsky
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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Expands IFly™ Performance Calculator To S-70i™ Black Hawk® Helicopter Operators

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) issued a beta version of its iFly Sikorsky™ performance calculator for the S-70i™ Black Hawk® helicopter. Available from the Apple Store as an iPad tablet app, iFly Sikorsky gives S-70i administrators, pilots and mission planners a quick and easy method to configure aircraft cabin layout and installed mission equipment; calculate aircraft weight and balance; access weather data; review takeoff, landing, and cruise profiles; predict aircraft performance during each phase of flight; and determine range relative to aircraft position and intended destination.

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Tags: Black Hawk iFly Sikorsky Lockheed Martin S-70i Sikorsky
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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Integrates North Sea Oil Rig Weather Data And Satcom Connectivity Into Newest IFly Sikorsky App Release

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, – S-92 helicopter operators flying to Norway’s North Sea oil rigs will soon be able to receive real-time meteorological data direct from micro weather stations located at destination helidecks. Integrated by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), into the 2.2 release of the iFly Sikorsky™ flight performance calculator, the upgraded app will allow flight planners and aircrews to determine environmental conditions at offshore rigs before an aircraft’s departure from home base, or optionally via satellite communication link while in flight.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin S-92 Sikorsky
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Mar
05
2019

Sikorsky Receives FAA Type Certification In The Restricted Category For The S-70M Black Hawk Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying that the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter design meets the applicable airworthiness requirements in the Restricted Category. The type certificate will allow Sikorsky to request authorization from the FAA to produce S-70M aircraft for the following special purpose operations increasingly requested by the growing civil helicopter market: external cargo, agriculture operations, and forest and wildlife conservation.

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Tags: Black Hawk FAA Lockheed Martin S-70M Sikorsky
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Mar
05
2019

Airbus Helicopters North America increases orders and market share in 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 March, 2019 – Airbus Helicopters North America delivered 57 rotorcraft and logged gross bookings for 75 helicopters (net: 71) in 2018 (up from 70 gross orders in 2017), reaffirming its North American civil & parapublic market lead with a market share of 72%.

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Tags: Airbus
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Mar
05
2019

Airbus Helicopters Expands Data Collection and Analytics Capabilities Through Partnership with SKYTRAC

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 March 2019 - Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SKYTRAC that will enable helicopters equipped with SKYTRAC real-time data processing and communications hardware to transmit their aircraft and flight data directly to servers on the ground, ensuring the continuous flow of data from the air to the ground for analysis.

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Tags: Airbus SkyTrac
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Mar
05
2019

True Blue Power Introduces Fifth-Generation, Maintenance-free, Lithium-ion Battery Family at HAI Press Conference

Posted by jhadmin

ATLANTA, Ga. (March 5, 2019) — The leading manufacturer of lithium-ion aircraft batteries, True Blue Power, introduced the company’s new, fifth-generation (Gen5) main ship batteries during a press conference today at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo. The ultra-lightweight, TB20 (20 amp-hour), TB30 (30 amp-hour) and TB40 (40 amp-hour) are the company’s first on-condition, lithium-ion, engine-start batteries. Engineered to address the many challenges lead-acid and Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) technologies present, the True Blue Power Gen5 family eliminates expensive battery maintenance, frequent capacity checks, low-voltage operational delays and most battery-related AOG situations.

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Mar
05
2019

Sloane Helicopters celebrates its 500th new Robinson Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

As Europe’s longest-established dealer for the Robinson Helicopter Company, Sloane Helicopters will soon be taking delivery of its 500th new Robinson helicopter – R44 Raven II S/N 14297. This significant milestone highlights the successful partnership between Sloane and Robinson, reflecting Sloane’s dedication and expertise in supporting the full range of Robinson helicopters.

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Tags: R44 Robinson Helicopter Company Sloane Helicopters
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Mar
05
2019

Kopter Group and Louisiana State announce new helicopter facility

Posted by jhadmin

Heli-Expo, Atlanta, March 5, 2019 - During an event taking place today at Heli-Expo, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and Kopter Group’s CEO Andreas Löwenstein jointly announced that Kopter will establish a new production facility for its SH09 helicopter in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Tags: Heli Expo Kopter Group
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Mar
05
2019

Norwegian Air Ambulance Foundation order launches new Airbus H145 helicopter in emergency medical services sector

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus announced at Heli-Expo the launch of the new version of the best-selling H145 light twin-engine helicopter which features an innovative five-bladed rotor, increasing the useful load of the helicopter by 150 kg while delivering new levels of comfort, simplicity and connectivity.

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Tags: Airbus H125
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2019

Air Medical Group Holdings places order for 21 Airbus helicopters for air medical missions

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 March, 2019 – Longstanding Airbus Helicopters customer Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH) will add a total of 21 helicopters to its fleet for air medical transport missions, announced at the Heli-Expo 2019 trade show in Atlanta. The agreement consists of a mix of single-engine H125 and twin-engine H135 helicopters, with nine of the orders confirmed in 2018 and deliveries planned over three years beginning in 2019.

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Tags: Air Medical Group Holdings Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2019

Rega becomes launch customer for new H145 retrofit

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 March 2019 - Swiss Air-Rescue Rega has taken the decision to retrofit its entire H145 fleet of seven helicopters to the new 5-bladed version, that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo, making them the launch customer for the retrofit of the new H145.

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Tags: Airbus Rega
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Mar
05
2019

Advanced Flight of New Zealand launches new ACH145 helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 March 2019 – New Zealand VIP and charter operator Advanced Flight has become launch customer for the Airbus ACH145 helicopter – the private and business aviation version of the new H145 announced at Heli-Expo.

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Tags: ACH145 Advanced Flight Airbus
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Mar
05
2019

HAI HELI-EXPO 2019: DAY 1 WRAP-UP

Posted by jhadmin

The latest news and signing agreements from Bell at HAI Heli-Expo 2019.

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Tags: Bell Bell Helicopter Heli Expo
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Mar
05
2019

Dror Yahav to Be Named CEO of Universal Avionics

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - March 5, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company announced today that Mr. Dror Yahav will be appointed to the position of Chief Executive Officer for the company, effective April 10, 2019. Mr. Yahav transitions to CEO as his predecessor, Mr. Paul DeHerrera, retires after 25 years of service with UA. The Company's Board of Directors accepted the request of DeHerrera to retire from his position in the upcoming month, and the Board confirmed the appointment of Yahav as his successor.

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Tags: Dror Yahav Elbit Systems Universal Avionics
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Mar
05
2019

Superior Helicopter signs first HCare Infinite contract in North America

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 March, 2019 – Superior Helicopter has put its trust in Airbus Helicopters for the entirety of its fleet availability needs by signing the first HCare Infinite contract in North America. It will also take delivery of additional H125s by Airbus this year.

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Tags: Airbus HCare Superior Helicopter
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2019

Airbus and Swiss Rotor Solutions promoting use of Maximum Pilot View Kit on H125/AS350 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

05 Mar 2019 - Airbus Helicopters and Swiss Rotor Service (SRS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to cooperate in the promotion of the Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the H125 and older variants of the AS350 single-engine helicopter (B2 & B3 versions). This will enable customers to have the MPVK installed directly by Airbus Helicopters on newly-built H125’s coming out of its final assembly line in Marignane (France) or out of its worldwide Customer Centers network.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Swiss Rotor Service
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Mar
05
2019

Airbus Helicopters launches Flight Analyser data analytics to support operational safety

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus Helicopters has launched a new analytics service that supports operational safety by analysing aircraft data and behaviour post-flight to identify risks before they lead to incidents.

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Tags: Airbus
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2019

Airbus Helicopters expands data collection and analytics capabilities through partnership with SKYTRAC

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with SKYTRAC that will enable helicopters equipped with SKYTRAC real-time data processing and communications hardware to transmit their aircraft and flight data directly to servers on the ground, ensuring the continuous flow of data from the air to the ground for analysis.

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Tags: Airbus SkyTrac
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2019

Ukraine signs order for the new H145

Posted by jhadmin

The Ukrainian Ministry of Interior has taken the decision to change eight of its ten H145s on order to the five-bladed upgrade that was revealed yesterday at Heli-Expo.

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Tags: Airbus H145 Ukrainian Ministry of Interior
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Mar
05
2019

MD HELICOPTERS TO FEATURE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY MD 530F AND A COMBAT-CONFIGURED MD 969 AT HAI HELI-EXPO 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., March 05, 2019 - MD Helicopters’ booth, C1228, at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, reflects the company’s commitment to manufacturing and delivering the most effective and efficient single-engine and light twin-engine helicopters available. At the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two of its most iconic helicopter models, the MD 530F and the MD 969, an upgraded variant of the proven MD 900/902 Explorer series. Each of these aircraft features an advanced all-glass cockpit, combining engineering and manufacturing excellence with next-generation technology and a design aesthetic that is both functional and beautiful.

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Mar
05
2019

EMBRY-RIDDLE STUDENT RECEIVE GENEROUS SCHOLARSHIP FROM MD HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., March 05, 2019 - Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Cooper Largent has been awarded the 2019 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has value of approximately $12,000.

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Mar
05
2019

MD HELICOPTERS TO FEATURE GLASS COCKPIT MD 530F AT HAI HELI-EXPO 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., March 05, 2019 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is excited to celebrate the delivery of a new MD 530F to Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), and to feature this high-performance helicopter in its booth (C1228) at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2019. The third MD 530F to join the TVA fleet, this proven single-engine helicopter is already in use supporting powerline utility, inspections, and construction operations throughout TVA’s multi-state service area, and is expected to help reduce the agency’s overall annual operation and mainenance costs.

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Tags: MD 530F MD Helicopters
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Mar
05
2019

MD HELICOPTERS INTRODUCES THE MD 969 COMBAT AIRCRAFT AT HAI HELI-EXPO 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., March 05, 2019 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to debut the MD 969 Combat Attack Helicopter at HAI Heli-Expo 2019. The MD 969 represents the next evolution of MDHI’s iconic MD 900/902 series helicopters. Displayed at the MDHI booth, C1228, in a weaponized configuration the MD 969 Combat Helicopter represents the future assault and attack capabilities of this proven and powerful light twin-engine aircraft.

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Tags: Heli Expo MD 696 MD Helicopters
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2019

Aerometals Developing Innovative Airbus H225 Engine Inlet Barrier Filter System

Posted by jhadmin

5 MAR 2019, Sacramento, California, U.S.A - Aftermarket aircraft parts manufacturer and engine inlet barrier filter (IBF) innovator, Aerometals has announced a developmental program to certify an engine inlet barrier filter system for the Airbus H225 transport category helicopter. Due to industry demand, Aerometals has entered a cooperative agreement with engine manufacturer Safran Helicopter Engines to develop the next generation engine inlet barrier filter (IBF).

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Tags: AeroMetals
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