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Sep
12
2017

S.A.F.E. Structure awarded contract to design and manufacture ergonomic platforms for the United States Coast Guard’s fleet of MH-65’s in Elizabeth City, North Carolina

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S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has been awarded the contract to design, engineer, and manufacture custom maintenance platforms for the United States Coast Guard’s fleet of MH-65’s in Elizabeth City, NC.

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Sep
12
2017

Virginia Helicopter Safety Stand-Down

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Virginia Helicopter Safety Stand-Down

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Sep
11
2017

Waypoint Leasing to Establish a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Posted by jhadmin

September 11, 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the establishment of a Leasing Platform in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP Area (“DFTP”) in China. Working in close collaboration with the highly experienced team at the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP, the establishment of this Leasing Platform will allow Waypoint to better serve the leasing needs of its customers in China.

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Sep
11
2017

NTSB Report Released: Burnet, TX

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On September 2, 2017, about 1645 central daylight time, a Hughes 369A helicopter, N50MP conducted an autorotation near Burnet, Texas. The pilot and one passenger were not injured, one passenger received minor injuries, and one passenger received serious injuries. The helicopter was substantially damaged during the landing. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Lyft, LLC, Missoula, Montana, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

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Sep
11
2017

Sikorsky Receives Contract to Deliver Two S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters to the Los Angeles County Fire Department

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STRATFORD, Conn., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017.

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Sep
11
2017

Honeywell Launches UAV Industrial Inspection Service, Teams With Intel On Innovative Offering

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MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has launched its first commercial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) inspection service, the Honeywell InView inspection service, to help industrial customers improve critical structure inspections while helping increase employees’ safety from many of the risks associated with these often-dangerous working conditions.

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Sep
11
2017

H145M completes first flight with HForce weapon system

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Donauwörth, At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification of HForce for use on the H145M is planned for 2018.

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Sep
11
2017

50 years of local presence: Airbus showcases EMS capabilities at China Helicopter Expo 2017

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Beijing, China, Airbus Helicopters will highlight its wide range of products and services at this year’s China Heli-Expo, from 14th to 17th September in Tianjin. The company will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in China.

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Sep
11
2017

LEONARDO HAS A MAJOR PRESENCE AT THE WORLD'S LEADING DEFENCE AND SECURITY EXHIBITION DSEI, OPENING TOMORROW IN LONDON

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Leonardo will once again have a major presence at DSEI, which takes place at the ExCel Centre in London from 12 to 15 September (Stand n. S5-110). Having consolidated its companies in the UK, Leonardo is able to demonstrate a stronger position in this important domestic market, grow the business in and from the UK and invest in the right skills and innovation.

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Sep
11
2017

ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES ANNOUNCES BELL 429 CR&O CAPABILITIES

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MESA, Arizona – Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of repair and overhaul services for the Bell 429, a helicopter with features that support the mission of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and related public service operators.

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Sep
08
2017

ABLE EROSPACE SERVICES ANNOUNCES BELL 429 CR&O CAPABILITIES

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MESA, Arizona – Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of repair and overhaul services for the Bell 429, a helicopter with features that support the mission of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and related public service operators.

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Sep
08
2017

Helicopter Association International Reverses Course, Extends Nominations Period for Salute to Excellence Awards

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Alexandria, VA (September 8, 2017) – Based on concern for its members either affected by recent natural disasters within the United States and for those working on relief and recovery efforts, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has extended the nomination period for its annual Salute to Excellence Awards. The new deadline is October 16, 2017, three weeks later than the original deadline.

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Sep
07
2017

ASU Obtains NVIS STC on Sikorsky S-92A

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(BOISE, Idaho — 9/7/17) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Sikorsky S-92A. The S-92A is widely used in offshore operations around the world and is known for its ability to transport large crews and heavy cargo to drilling platforms. ASU obtained the STC for a Bristow aircraft operating in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Sep
07
2017

HELICOPTER MUSEUM LAUNCHES NEW ADOPT-A-COPTER PROGRAM

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West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC), 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, has an exciting new way to involve visitors, members, classrooms and more with its diverse helicopter collection. The program is entitled Adopt-A-Copter.

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Sep
07
2017

Bell V-280 Valor Prototype Achieves 100% Completion

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Bell Helicopter is making exceptional progress on the V-280 Valor program and has achieved 100% build completion on the prototype aircraft. The team is now preparing for initial ground run at the Amarillo Assembly Center.

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Sep
07
2017

Flying Blind: A Closer Look at Visibility Problems

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WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has completed its comprehensive analysis of the root causes of fatal accidents and has developed 22 measurable safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatalities.

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Sep
06
2017

Waypoint Leasing Closes $87.5 Million Term Loan Facility

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Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a new US$87.5 million term loan facility led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and MUFG with further accordion capacity to upsize the transaction in the future. The company will use the proceeds to refinance aircraft from its warehouse facility to support its customers and global market growth with additional liquidity.

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Sep
06
2017

United Technologies To Acquire Rockwell Collins For $30 Billion

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FARMINGTON, Conn. and CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, -- United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) ("UTC") and Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) ("Rockwell Collins") today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share, in cash and UTC stock.

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Sep
06
2017

NTSB Report Released: Charlottesville, VA

Posted by jhadmin

On August 12, 2017, about 1649 eastern daylight time, a Bell 407, N31VA, operated by the Virginia State Police (VSP), was destroyed after impacting trees and terrain in Charlottesville, Virginia. The airline transport rated pilot, and private pilot-rated observer, were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the public use aerial observation flight that departed Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport (CHO), Charlottesville, Virginia about 1554.

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Sep
06
2017

MDHI AWARDED $1.4 BILLION IDIQ FOR ARMED SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., September 06, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that it has been awarded a 5-year, firm-fixed price Contract to provide an estimated quantity of 150 armed MD 530 aircraft and the required production support services, including program management, delivery support, pilot training, and maintenance, to U.S. and Partner Nation Army Aviation Forces in support of U.S. Army foreign military sales (FMS) opportunities.

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Sep
06
2017

Lockheed Martin's Helicopter-based Missile Detection System Passes U.S. Navy Review Milestone

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, developed by Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT), passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule, demonstrating outstanding sustained performance. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats.

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Sep
06
2017

Airbus Provides Technical Support and Aircraft to Aid Hurricane Harvey Recovery

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The Airbus team – both in the U.S. and around the world – has been watching with great concern the unfolding of the disaster in East Texas, as Hurricane Harvey came ashore and brought torrential rain and resulting floods. With our U.S. helicopters headquarters located in Texas, Airbus is committed to aiding the long-term recovery of the Texas Gulf Coast Region.

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Sep
06
2017

First civil customer Nolas takes delivery of an H135 with Helionix

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Donauwörth, – The Norwegian air ambulance operator Norsk Luftambulanse AS (NOLAS) is the first civil customer to receive an H135 equipped with Helionix. Six additional H135s with Helionix will be delivered to NOLAS in 2017 and 2018. In December 2016, the UK MoD was the first military customer to receive the new H135 with Helionix.

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Sep
06
2017

VIH Aerospace Selected to Perform Critical Night Vision Installations

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Victoria, British Columbia - Canada – VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a global provider of helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is proud to announce it has been selected to develop and install three Supplemental Type Certified Night Vision system installations for Helijet International Incorporated.

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Sep
06
2017

New CHC H175 Super Medium Helicopter Completes First Flight in Aberdeen

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom – CHC Helicopter today celebrated the inaugural flight of CHC’s new Airbus H175 super-medium aircraft to the Ocean Patriot.

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Sep
06
2017

Whirly-Girls 2018 Scholarship Opportunities Available Now

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The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 scholarship season. Sixteen scholarships will be awarded to deserving female aviators in 2018, setting the bar for the entire helicopter industry. Applications are due by October 1st.

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Sep
03
2017

PAN AFRICAN BELL 407 CONTINUES TO BE THE WORLD’S HIGHEST BELL 407 FLYER WITH 27 000 HOURS OF OPERATION AND 154 523 LANDINGS

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Pan African, a Nigerian aviation transportation supplier incorporated in 1961, has reached 27 000 hours of operation and achieved 154 523 landings on its Bell 407. This is the highest number of flying hours achieved on a Bell 407 in the world. The company transports Nigerian oil and gas industry passengers and freight to onshore and offshore platforms, drilling rigs and wellheads. Pan African also offers private charter with both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters to discerning customers who value safety, service and experience.

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Sep
03
2017

Spectrum Aeromed Debuts Pivot System at China Helicopter Exposition

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FARGO N.D. – Spectrum Aeromed announced that the company will exhibit at the China Helicopter Exhibition in Tianjin from September 14-17, 2017, for the first time. During the four days, Spectrum Aeromed will present its Pivot System at booth 1C609 in Hall 1. The Spectrum Aeromed air ambulance solution is flexible and quickly installed in a wide range of different helicopters.

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Sep
03
2017

Air and Marine Operations Crews Deliver Food and Water to FEMA Relief Centers

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HOUSTON, TX – On Tuesday evening, Air and Marine Operations (AMO) UH-1N aircrews transported critical supplies from the temporary Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) headquarters at Randolph Air Force Base, in San Antonio, to a FEMA relief center on the west side of Houston.

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Sep
01
2017

CHI Aviation joins disaster relief efforts in Texas with S-61N helicopter

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CHI Aviation is proud to announce it has deployed crew and aircraft to assist with disaster relief efforts in Texas. The mission is to support area hospitals with delivery of critical supplies, fuel and transit of people from areas impacted by historic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. While the full toll of hurricane destruction is still being assessed, helicopter rescue efforts are ramping up amidst continued rain, rising rivers and surging floodwaters across the area.

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