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Dec
10
2016

AeroBrigham Continues Bell 407 Deliveries to Survival Flight, Inc.

Posted by jhadmin

Decatur, TX - North Texas based professional aircraft maintenance, repair and support provider, AeroBrigham, has announced the recent delivery of an air medical mission configured Bell 407 to Mesa, Arizona, based Survival Flight, Inc. The recent delivery marks the fourth aircraft that AeroBrigham has performed extensive paint, interior, avionics, airframe improvements, maintenance and component overhauls for Survival Flight, Inc., and will induct another 407 for the company prior to year-end. Survival Flight, Inc. is an FAR Part 135 air medical transport provider with fixed and rotary wing bases located throughout the United States.

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Dec
10
2016

Universal Avionics Announces 2016 Top Dealers

Posted by jhadmin

TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics is pleased to announce its Top Dealers of 2016 to be Field Aviation for North and South America (Americas) and Heli-One Norway for International Dealer of the Year.

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Tags: Field Aviation Heli-One Universal Avionics
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Dec
10
2016

Airbus Helicopters Inc. to feature industry leading H135-series and H130 air medical transport helicopters at AMTC

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (Dec. 9, 2016) – Industry leader Airbus Helicopters Inc. will exhibit the most efficient helicopters for air medical transport solutions at the Air Medical Transport Conference, Tuesday, Dec. 13 through Wednesday, Dec. 15 at the Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, N.C.

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Tags: Air Medical Transport Conference Airbus Helicopters
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Dec
08
2016

Sikorsky Signs Contract with Chilean Air Force for Six S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT) has successfully concluded contract negotiations with the Chilean Air Force (Fuerza Aérea de Chile) for six S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters for the service's medium-lift helicopter recapitalization program.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Dec
08
2016

First UKMFTS H135 Juno and H145 Jupiter Arrive in Britain

Posted by jhadmin

The H135 Juno and the H145 Jupiter, the first two aircraft in the 32-strong fleet of the UK Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) helicopters, can be seen together for the first time, marking the start of a new era in helicopter military flight training in the UK.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H135 H145
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Dec
08
2016

German Navy NH90 Sea Lion performs maiden flight

Posted by jhadmin

On Thursday, the NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter took off on its on-schedule maiden flight at Airbus Helicopters in Donauwörth. Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Deutschland; Ralph Herzog, Director in the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) and Vice Admiral Andreas Krause, Chief of the German Navy welcomed this important milestone in the programme.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters NH90
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Dec
08
2016

Heliservicio Signs 20 Bell Helicopters for Innovative Customer Support Solution

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced Heliservicio as the launch customer in Latin America for its Customer Advantage Plan – signing its large fleet of 20 Bell 412EPs for the innovative support solution.

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Tags: Bell 412EP Bell Helicopter Heliservicio textron
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Dec
08
2016

TRU Simulation + Training Refreshes Online Presence with New Website

Posted by jhadmin

GOOSE CREEK, SC—TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has refreshed its online presence with a redesigned website at www.TRUsimulation.com to provide a better, user-friendly visitor experience. With enhanced navigation and functionality, the visitor will now be able to easily learn about the company’s total training capabilities.

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Tags: textron TRU Simulation
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Dec
08
2016

FAA Certifies FastFin System for Installation on H125 Helicopters

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EVERETT, Dec. 8, 2016 – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on H125 helicopters, the company announced today. The system is now available to the aftermarket and as a factory-installed STC option on new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Tags: BLR Aerospace FAA FastFin Federal Aviation Administration H125
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Dec
07
2016

Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Posted by jhadmin

Rzeszow, Poland – Heli-One announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide base maintenance service for Leonardo AW139 aircraft. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225 and H135 aircraft. Additionally, Heli-One offers component repairs, including AW139 exhaust ducts.

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Tags: Heli-One
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Dec
07
2016

Rockwell Collins to automate check-in process for Falcon Aviation Services in Abu Dhabi

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (Dec. 7, 2016) - Falcon Aviation has implemented Rockwell Collins’ ARINC LocalCheckSM Local Departure Control System (L-DCS) to automate the check-in process for the company’s fleet of helicopters and corporate jets.

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Tags: Falcon Aviation Rockwell Collins
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Dec
07
2016

Sikorsky Opens Testing Facility for Combat Rescue Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Stratford, Conn., December 7, 2016 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has inaugurated a new Systems Integration Lab (SIL) to begin testing key systems for the Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH), the new aircraft being built for the United States Air Force.

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Tags: Combat Rescue Helicopter CRH Lockheed Martin Sikorsky SIL Systems Integration Lab US Air Force
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Dec
07
2016

German federal police to receive three H215 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, The German federal police (Bundespolizei) has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for the purchase of three H215 multi-role rotorcraft via the purchasing administration of the German Federal Ministry of Interior . The aircraft will be tasked with a number of challenging roles, among them maritime emergencies and police missions. The helicopters are scheduled for delivery in early 2019.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters German Federal Ministry of Interior H215
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Dec
07
2016

AAR’s ISU® 56000 Series Containers Certified

Posted by jhadmin

December 7, 2016 - CADILLAC, Michigan, December 7, 2016 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces the certification of the ISU®(Internal Airlift/Helicopter Slingable Container Units) 56000 series on commercial Boeing 747 aircraft. With the certification, these containers are now recognized as a size code B Unit Loading Device and are no longer required to be netted.

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Dec
07
2016

Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO

Posted by jhadmin

Switzerland, December 7th, 2016 - The Board of Directors of Marenco Swisshelicopter AG (MSH) has agreed with Martin Stucki on December 5, 2016, that he will retire from his functions at MSH. Together they have appointed Andreas Loewenstein as new CEO effective January 1, 2017. Bruno Gubser, Chief Operating Officer, will assume his responsibilities ad interim.

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Tags: Marenco Swisshelicopter
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Dec
07
2016

Volo Mission acquires twenty-two more acres to increase external load training capability

Posted by jhadmin

Campbell, TX – In September, Volo Mission owners Kimberly and Andre Hutchings finalized the purchase of 22 acres of land adjoining Volo’s 38 acre external load training location in Campbell, TX. The additional acreage will allow for further development of training exercises to include two ponds for aerial fire fighting operations. One will be used as a beginner pond for belly bucket training, while the other pond will be located amongst the trees with a live stream feeding into it. This will be used once pilots have built their skill set or for pilots using buckets and long lines. The second pond also simulates what pilots will encounter when dipping from remote water sources while fighting fires.

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Dec
05
2016

Med-Trans Bases First Air Ambulance Helicopter in Baldwin County, Ala.

Posted by jhadmin

December 05, 2016 - Med-Trans Corporation, a national air medical transport leader, has based a Bell 407 GPX air ambulance helicopter in Baldwin County, Ala. in partnership with Medstar Emergency Medical Services. Flying with the name Medstar Air Care 1, Medstar EMS provides paramedics for the crews, while Med-Trans provides the helicopter, pilots and nurses.

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Tags: Air Care 1 Baldwin County Bell 407 GPX EMS Medstar Medstar Emergency Medical Services Med-Trans
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Dec
05
2016

UNMANNED SAFETY INSTITUTE LAUNCHES SAFEGUARD™ PROGRAM FOR DRONE HOBBYISTS

Posted by jhadmin

(ORLANDO, FLORDIA) The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI) today announced that it has launched the first-ever online training course designed by its team of leading aviation safety experts to teach drone enthusiasts how to fly safely and minimize risk. The course, known as SAFEGUARD™, is a self-paced online course that is approximately one-hour in length, and covers essential safety topics, including understanding airspace, identifying and avoiding hazards, weather effects on drones, planning safe flights, current FAA rules and regulations, and much more.

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Tags: Argus Unmanned Safety Institute USI
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Dec
05
2016

Wr Bar Helicopters Receives ELITE MH-350 Helicopter Trainer

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Fl — December 5, 2016 — Wr Bar Helicopters of Seabrook, Texas has received an FAA approved ELITE MH-350 single-engine turbine Helicopter Advanced Aviation Training De-vice (AATD) based on the AS350B. Wr Bar Helicopters will provide training to pilots with a range of experience levels.

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Tags: AATD AS350B Elite Helicopter Advanced Aviation Training De-vice MH-350 Wr Bar Helicopters
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Dec
05
2016

Helicentre Aviation Academy's Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Six

Posted by jhadmin

Helicentre Aviation Academy has taken delivery of its sixth brand new Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter. The aircraft, which is painted in the company’s silver-grey colours, was collected from Helicoptérès Guimbal in Marseille. It was flown back to the UK by one of the company’s pilots, together with a private pilot who is working towards a combined CPL(H) and BSc (Hons) degree delivered jointly by Helicentre Aviation and Middlesex University.

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Tags: Guimbal Cabri G2 Helicentre Aviation Academy
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Dec
02
2016

Factory of the future: Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

Posted by jhadmin

As part of its "Factory of the future" strategy, Safran Helicopter Engines has started its first automated production line dedicated to turbine blade manufacturing. The event at its Bordes plant was celebrated in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region.

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Tags: Safran Helicopter
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Dec
02
2016

Erickson Inc. Receives Final Court Approval of DIP Financing Facility

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, Ore., (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced that on December 1, 2016, less than thirty days after granting Erickson’s request to borrow $49 million under a debtor-in-possession term loan facility (the “DIP Term Facility”) on an interim basis, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas granted Erickson’s request on a final basis. Final approval of Erickson’s proposed financing results in Erickson having access to the full $60 million to provide sufficient liquidity to fund ongoing operations in the ordinary course of business and to maintain Erickson’s longstanding commitment to safety, compliance, and customer service.

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Dec
02
2016

THREE LEONARDO EMPLOYEES RECEIVE TOP INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC WARFARE AWARDS

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Three Leonardo-Finmeccanica employees have received prestigious international awards this month for their work in the field of electronic warfare. Two of the awards were presented by the Association of Old Crows (AOC), the world’s premier association of electronic warfare professionals, at their annual symposium in Washington, DC, while a third was conferred by the UK’s Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). Dr Clive Coleman has been inducted into the AOC Electronic Warfare Technology Hall of Fame, Phil Davies received the AOC’s Lifetime Service Award and Professor Steve Roberts received the RAeS 2016 Individual Specialist Silver Award. Leonardo is Europe’s leading producer of electronic warfare (EW) technology and services and is home to hundreds of EW experts who serve military customers around the world.

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Tags: Association of Old Crows Dr Clive Coleman Leonardo-Finmeccanica Phil Davies Royal Aeronautical Society
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Dec
02
2016

PAC International upgrades EC145 for Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program

Posted by jhadmin

02 DEC 2016 – Mount Pleasant, PA - PAC International delivered a refurbished Airbus EC145 to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program. The aircraft interior components were completely refurbished to include reconditioning of the Metro EMS interior, ADS-B and WAAS upgrades, and an update with Allegheny Health Network’s corporate branding.

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Tags: Airbus ec145 LifeFlight PAC International
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Dec
02
2016

FLIGHTSAFETY’S NEW LAKOTA FLIGHT SIMULATORS BUILT FOR USE BY THE U.S. ARMY RECEIVE OUTSTANDING REVIEWS

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International is receiving outstanding reviews from U.S. Army personnel who are using the UH-72A Lakota simulators being delivered to Flight School XXI. FlightSafety is teamed with CSRA and L-3 to provide equipment and services for U.S. Army aviation training at Flight School XXI.

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Tags: FlightSafety US Army
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Nov
30
2016

NTSB Report Released: Pukoo, HI

Posted by jhadmin

On November 15, 2016, about 1841 Hawaii standard time, a turbine-powered Hughes 369D (500D) helicopter, N81GG, was destroyed after impacting mountainous tree-covered terrain about 1-mile north of Pukoo, Hawaii. The certificated airline transport pilot and the sole passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to the pilot and operated as a visual flight rules (VFR) personal flight conducted under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. No flight plan was filed. At the time of the accident, dark night, visual meteorological conditions prevailed with localized reports of low visibility with heavy rain showers. The flight departed the Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, at 1756, destined for a private residence near Pukoo, located on the Island of Molokai.

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Nov
30
2016

FLIR Systems Acquires Prox Dynamics for $134 Million

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WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 11/30/16 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired Prox Dynamics AS, a leading developer and manufacturer of nano-class unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for military and para-military intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance applications, for approximately $134 million in cash.

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Nov
30
2016

UK’s first elevated rooftop helipad with a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System certified to UK CAA standards

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The UK’s first onshore elevated helipad with a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Kings College Hospital London has been certified to UK CAA CAP 1264 by CAA International (CAAi).

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Tags: CAAi Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System DIFFS Kings College Hospital
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Nov
29
2016

Sikorsky Innovations Names 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge Awardees

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced LiquidPiston as the winner and Spinar America as a Special Recognition awardee of the 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge.

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Tags: LiquidPiston Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Spinar America
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Nov
28
2016

Top 10 Innovators Chosen by Rotorcraft Pro Readers

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Leading helicopter media company Rotorcraft Pro Media Network (RPMN), publisher of Rotorcraft Pro magazine (RotorcraftPro.com) and Rotorcraft Pro en Español (espanol.rotorcraftpro.com) announces its Top 10 Rotorcraft Pro 2016 Innovators.

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Tags: Innovators Contest rotorcraft pro Rotorcraft Pro Media Network RPMN
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