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Apr
19
2017

USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups

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With a renewed focus on developing safety enhancements to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has restructured its front line work groups.

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Apr
19
2017

Tata Steel Ltd. Adds Second Bell 429 to Fleet

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Singapore (April 19, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Tata Steel Group has purchased a second Bell 429 helicopter to support their steel production operations.

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Apr
19
2017

Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

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Singapore (April 19, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter.

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Apr
19
2017

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

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Singapore (April 19, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing Systems at airports, heliports and helipads.

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Apr
18
2017

Bell Helicopter and Air Pacific Utama Celebrate a Number of Firsts at Rotorcraft Asia

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Singapore (April 18, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of the first Bell 407GXP to an Indonesian customer, Air Pacific Utama (PT APU) and the signing for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the first Asia-based customer to sign for the new service solution.

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Apr
18
2017

CAMTS Awards Accreditation to Three Medical Transport Services

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The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) proudly awarded accreditation to three medical transport services at the CAMTS April board meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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Apr
18
2017

CMD Flight Solutions and Shadin Avionics announce FAA Approval on ADS-B Out Flight ID solution for Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder

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CMD Flight Solutions, the global leader in ADS-B Out AML STC solutions, announces FAA approval on a Flight ID enhancement for the Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder. This solution saves up to $15,000 depending on current equipage.

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Apr
18
2017

Sikorsky Recognizes Brunei Shell Petroleum for 50 Years of Continuous Service with Sikorsky Helicopters

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Singapore, April 18, 2017 – Sikorsky today recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters. The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.

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Apr
18
2017

Airbus Helicopters selects SingPost as Skyways logistics partner

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Singapore, Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) as its logistics partner for the innovative Skyways parcel delivery project. The announcement was made today at the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia exhibition taking place in Singapore.

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Apr
18
2017

IT’S OFFICIAL: ABLE CHANGES NAME TO ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES, INC.

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Able Engineering & Component Services Inc. and Able Aerospace Inc. have merged into a single entity named Able Aerospace Services, Inc. The change caps off a progression that began with the company’s early 2016 acquisition by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

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Apr
18
2017

AAR Amsterdam Ranked No. 1, Named Outstanding Component Repair Provider by NATO

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AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — AAR’s (NYSE: AIR) Aircraft Component Repair facility in Amsterdam has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” and ranked No. 1 among all Component Source of Repair (SOR) facilities for 2016 by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO), which manages maintenance work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. AAR has received this prestigious recognition three times since 2005.

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Apr
17
2017

Bell Helicopter to Exhibit Future of Warfighting at Army Aviation Summit

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Fort Worth, TX (April 17, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its show plans for the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., April 26-28, 2017. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation aircraft, as well as the newly introduced Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor model.

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Apr
13
2017

Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

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Singapore, Airbus Helicopters will showcase its comprehensive range of rotary wing products and technologies at next week’s Rotorcraft Asia. The inaugural tradeshow dedicated to the growing Asia Pacific helicopter market, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 April 2017.

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Apr
13
2017

Airbus Helicopters and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

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Bucharest, Romania, Airbus Helicopters and IAR have signed a general agreement for an exclusive cooperation for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet.

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Apr
13
2017

Continued Success for Bell 505 in China

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Shanghai, China (April 12, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation Co. Ltd. announced today a signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 helicopters during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The customer will use the two aircraft for agriculture pesticide management missions.

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Apr
12
2017

Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

Posted by jhadmin

Shanghai, China (April 12, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Beijing Yugao Aviation Group (YGA), announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This is the customer’s first aircraft and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and search and rescue transport.

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Apr
12
2017

Heli-One’s Exchange Program Meets Super Puma Dynamics Demand

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April 11, 2017 – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently completed Airbus AS332 dynamic component exchanges with a customer in Puerto Rico. The aircraft’s main gearbox and main rotorhead were also recently overhauled at Heli-One’s facilities. The availability of the components allowed the customer to continue to provide services for their utility-based missions with minimal interruption.

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Apr
11
2017

Bell Helicopter and United Rotorcraft Deliver First Emergency Medical Service Helicopter in China

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Shanghai, China (April 11, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and United Rotorcraft announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood). The aircraft will serve as the first Bell helicopter for Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions in China.

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Apr
11
2017

ARGUS EXPANDS, ADDING NEW BUSINESS AVIATION REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

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ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to welcome Jeff Nix as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Central portion of the United States. Nix will be responsible for selling ARGUS safety and technology products and PRISM SMS solutions to customers in his region.

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Apr
11
2017

King Schools Releases Free Course for Pilots Pilot Medicals and BasicMed Explained

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Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland FL – Pilots have a new, free option to help them navigate the FAA BasicMed rules that go in to effect on May 1st, 2017. John and Martha King are your instructors in an interactive video course that clarifies and simplifies the new BasicMed regulations, as well as reviewing the rules related to flying with each class of medical certificate. Those who take this course will learn if they qualify to use BasicMed and what they must do to stay legal.

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Apr
11
2017

SAFE Structure completes contract for ergonomic hangar equipment outfitting USCG fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks

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SAFE Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today that they successfully satisfied their contract to design, engineer and manufacture safety first ergonomic hangar equipment outfitting USCG Clearwater, FL fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls on the MH-60 Jayhawk which can also be used on all models of the Black Hawk.

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Apr
10
2017

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Manned/Unmanned Teaming

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PALMDALE, Calif., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works®, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the warfighter.

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Apr
10
2017

MD HELICOPTERS SIGNS MCMAHON HELICOPTER SERVICES AS AUTHORIZED SALES AGENT; ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF VIP-CONFIGURED MD 500E

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Mesa, Ariz., April 10, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the addition of McMahon Helicopter Services to its U.S. network of authorized sales representatives. Canton, Michigan-based McMahon provides customers with a wide range of helicopter charter services as well as sales and maintenance support. Authorized as a distributor for the full range of MD Helicopters’ single and twin-engine aircraft, McMahon will focus primarily on the VIP and personal use market.

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Apr
10
2017

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

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April 10- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and will help the FAA process these requests more quickly.

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Apr
07
2017

PANAMA'S SENAN AW139 FLEET REACHES 5,000 FLIGHT HOUR MILESTONE

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Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone.

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Apr
07
2017

LEONARDO: AW169 HELICOPTER SELECTED BY THE ARGENTINE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE

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Leonardo announced today at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations, expanding the presence of Leonardo in the highly competitive Argentinian government sector. Delivery of the AW169 to the Argentine National Gendarmerie is expected in the second half of 2017 and follows the first commercial AW169s to enter service in Argentina and Brazil, respectively.

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Apr
07
2017

Night Flight Concepts provides Initial NVG training to Whirly-Girl Scholarship Winner

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Night flight Concepts was proud to offer to Whirly-Girls International an NVG Initial training course scholarship for 2017. After many submissions, the association, selected Sarah Snell, a AS350B3 and fixed wing pilot for Air Kenya Express Ltd. The announcement was made during the HELI-EXPO in Dallas this month by the President of the Association, presenting the Sponsor of Merit award to our Vice President, Dave Luke.

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Apr
05
2017

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

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STRATFORD, Conn., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding.

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Apr
05
2017

LEONARDO PROVIDES HELICOPTER FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES' TOUR OF ITALY

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On the occasion of the recent tour to Italy by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, Leonardo provided a modern AW139 helicopter to allow rapid transport between some of the trip’s main locations in comfort and with the highest safety standards. The aircraft was used on April 1st and 2nd for transportation purposes to various locations. Locations included Florence, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Montecchio Precalcino (Vicenza) where His Royal Highness paid his respects to 439 soldiers who died in the conflict, and Amatrice where HRH Prince Charles visited the red zone of the city which was heavily impacted by the earthquake in August 2016. The Italian Army also contributed by deploying an NH90 TTH helicopter for personnel transport in support of the Prince’s tour.

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Apr
05
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES TWO ADDITIONAL AW139 AIRCRAFT WITH HELICONIA

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Limerick, Ireland – April 4, 2017 –Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in Northwest Africa. Over the last month, Waypoint has placed eight aircraft on lease with operators, demonstrating improving market conditions and Waypoint’s success in remarketing aircraft.

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