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Jun
05
2019

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

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Fort Worth, TX (4 June 2019) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class.

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Jun
05
2019

REBTECH Installs Night Vision Lighting on Bell 412 Helicopters for Presidential Airlift Wing

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June 4, 2019 - Bedford, TX - REBTECH is pleased to announce the night vision lighting modification of two Bell 412HPs for the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing of the Philippines Air Force. The work was completed at the Villamar Air Base, Pasay City, Philippines. The aircraft are VIP transport aircraft for the Philippine government. REBTECH partnered with Serpenair, located in Makati City, National Capital Region.

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Jun
03
2019

NTSB Final Report: Panama City, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The float-equipped helicopter was in cruise flight at an airspeed of 80 knots and an altitude of 800 ft mean sea level when it slowly started losing airspeed. The commercial pilot responded by pushing the cyclic control forward, but the airspeed continued to decrease, and the helicopter began to lose altitude. The pilot continued to push the cyclic forward until it contacted the control stop; he then realized that he had no cyclic control authority. The helicopter descended with no forward airspeed until it impacted the water. The helicopter floated briefly until waves struck its side and it rolled inverted. Postaccident examination of the helicopter revealed that the main rotor blades were deformed, the fuselage was substantially damaged, and the tail boom was partially separated. Further, the ropes used to tie down the helicopter’s main rotor blades were found wrapped around the rotor head swashplate and pitch control rods.

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Jun
03
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Alpine, UT

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On May 17, 2019, about 1034 mountain daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II helicopter, N744TW, impacted mountainous terrain about 4 miles north of Alpine, Utah. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Tumbleweed Leasing CO INC. and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal cross-country flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident site about the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the pilot's residence near Myton, Utah about 0924 and was destined for South Valley Regional Airport (U42), Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Jun
03
2019

Night Vision Awards Committee Extends Call for Nominations for 2019 Night Vision Awards Ceremony

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, Idaho- June 3, 2019) After numerous inquiries, the Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are extending the call for nominations for the 2019 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Omaha, Nebraska at the Airborne Public Safety Association’s (APSA) annual APSCON conference. Entries will now be accepted until June 28th, 2019. The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 18 at an awards reception in the CHI Health Center Junior Ballroom from 16:30-17:30 p.m.

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Jun
03
2019

HONEYWELL AND VERTICAL AEROSPACE JOIN FORCES TO SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT OF THE URBAN AIR MOBILITY SEGMENT

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PHOENIX, June 3, 2019 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Vertical Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to address the technical, regulatory and business challenges of the emerging urban air mobility segment. The companies plan to integrate Honeywell avionics, navigation, fly-by-wire and other products and advanced technologies that leverage the company’s technologies into future Vertical Aerospace vehicles for use in urban environments.

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Jun
02
2019

Nominations Now Open for HAI's Salute to Excellence Awards

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Within vertical aviation, there are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all.

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Jun
02
2019

EASA STC for DART’s R66 Emergency Float System

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Hawkesbury, Ontario - Recently, DART received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification on its R66 Emergency Float System. This float system, designed and manufactured by DART, is an aftermarket retrofit option available for R66 operators that allows the aircraft to safely perform over-water operations. The system can be easily retrofitted on the R66 aircraft and is designed with multi air-holding chambers.

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May
30
2019

IQonboard launches updated iOS app through Apple Store

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IQonboard has released the latest version of its iOS app through Apple Store, making its technology easily accessible to customers across the globe. IQonboard provides a wearable technology and software solution that automatically populates a digital flight manifest, and calculates total payload. This data can be viewed live in the cockpit and is communicated by satellite or cellular to ground dispatch in real-time. No pilot data entry or manual calculations are required.

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May
29
2019

Sikorsky Formally Responds To Call For Competition For Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

BERLIN May – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), formally responded to the German Air Force "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) Program call for competition. Sikorsky expects to offer the most modern heavy lift helicopter in production, the CH-53K King Stallion, in response to the official Request for Proposals, which is expected this summer. The new STH heavy lifter will allow the Bundeswehr to move troops and equipment more quickly, safely and effectively than ever before.

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May
29
2019

Airbus Helicopters and Hungarian Government to establish manufacturing site in Gyula

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Budapest, Airbus Helicopters and the Hungarian Government have selected the town of Gyula in the Békés County as the site for a new aerospace enterprise in Hungary. Gyula is located in the country’s eastern part. The new installation will be built up from scratch and will be the core of an emerging Hungarian aeronautics cluster. This was announced in Budapest by Bruno Even, CEO of Airbus Helicopters, and Gáspár Maróth, Government Commissioner for national defence industry and defence development and coordination of armament modernization. End of 2018, Airbus Helicopters and Hungary had signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long term aviation projects.

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May
29
2019

French Ministry of the Armed Forces brings development of future Joint Light Helicopter forward

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Marignane – The French Minister of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly, has announced that the launch of the Joint Light Helicopter (Hélicoptère Interarmées Léger; HIL) programme has been brought forward to 2021. The HIL programme, for which the Airbus Helicopters’ H160 was selected in 2017, was initially scheduled for launch in 2022 by the current military budget law. Launching the programme earlier will enable delivery of the first H160Ms to the French Armed Forces to be advanced to 2026.

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May
29
2019

Pursuit Aviation, a Leading Aerial Cinematography Company, Collaborates with XM2 to Develop Groundbreaking Whiskey Wheels System

Posted by jhadmin

VAN NUYS, CA, – Pursuit Aviation, a leading global aerial cinematography company for movies, television and commercials, today announced that it has created Whiskey Wheels, a first-of-its-kind setup inside a helicopter that delivers an entirely new way of shooting aerial scenes. Developed in collaboration with industry stalwart XM2 and its labs department, this new system provides new options for DPs and camera operators who would have traditionally stayed on the ground. Whiskey Wheels allows these skilled operators to transition their skill set to the skies.

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May
29
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY PROMOTES PATRICIA ARUNDELL-LAMPE TO SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International announces that Patricia Arundell-Lampe has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. “Trish is an outstanding executive who has consistently demonstrated her ability to effectively lead FlightSafety’s finance organization and contribute to our financial and business success,” said David Davenport, President & CEO.

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May
29
2019

Canadian Armed Forces’ new unmanned surveillance drones will be equipped with Leonardo E-scan radar

Posted by jhadmin

At the CanSec exhibition (Ottawa, 29-30 May) Leonardo has announced that it has signed a multi-million Euro contract with prime contractor QinetiQ to provide a number of PicoSAR Active Electronically Scanned Array (AESA, also known as ‘E-Scan’) radars. The radars will equip the new unmanned Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) aircraft that have been ordered by the Canadian Armed Forces. Designed and manufactured by Leonardo in Edinburgh, UK, PicoSAR will be employed by Canadian military units at sea and on land, for both domestic and international operations.

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May
24
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kent Island, MD

Posted by jhadmin

On May 4, 2019, about 1210 eastern daylight time, a Guimbal Cabri G2, N572MD, was destroyed when it impacted the Chesapeake Bay near Kent Island, Maryland. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to a corporation and operated by Monumental Helicopters as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and a special flight rules area flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated from Tipton Airport (FME), Fort Meade, Maryland, around 1130.

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May
24
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: New York, NY

Posted by jhadmin

On May 15, 2019, at 1426 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206 L4 helicopter, N26BB, operated by Zip Aviation, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to the Hudson River while maneuvering for landing at the West 30th Street Heliport (JRA), New York, New York. The commercial pilot was not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the repositioning flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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May
24
2019

Med-Trans Acquiring SevenBar Aviation

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Denton, Texas, - Med-Trans Corporation, a leading air medical transport company, is acquiring SevenBar Aviation, a privately-owned medical flight company offering fixed and rotor wing airlift services to a broad array of healthcare organizations throughout the nation. SevenBar has a fleet of seven jet and turboprops and five helicopters providing services in six states.

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May
24
2019

GA-ASI Honors Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions as a Supplier of the Year

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Ashburn, Va. – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) embedded processing technology, today announced that it received a Supplier of the Year Award from General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a leading manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) systems, tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic and related mission systems solutions. The award, which recognizes outstanding quality and delivery performance, was announced at GA-ASI’s annual Supplier Performance Awards on April 29, 2019. GA-ASI presents its Supplier of the Year Award to companies achieving 100% quality and on-time delivery performance for calendar year 2018.

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May
23
2019

Lockheed Martin And Drone Racing League Announce 2019 AlphaPilot Teams

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BETHESDA, Md., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Drone Racing League (DRL) today announced the nine teams that were accepted into the 2019 AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge, an open competition to develop artificial intelligence (AI) for high-speed racing drones. These teams have earned a coveted spot in DRL's inaugural autonomous drone racing series, the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit, which kicks off later this year.

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May
23
2019

More Access to Airspace to Fly Drones

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Starting today more than 100 control towers and airports will be added to the hundreds of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) air traffic facilities and airports that currently use theLow Altitude Authorization and Capability (LAANC) system.

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May
23
2019

Sloane signs contract for two additional AW109s and renews Distributorship Agreement in UK

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As the world’s leading manufacturer in the VIP multiengine helicopter market with a 40% share and the largest producer of corporate helicopters flying in UK, Leonardo is further growing its presence in this sector with the announcement of a further renewal of the Distributorship Agreement in UK and Ireland with its key partner Sloane Helicopters (Sloane). The agreement covers the AW109 GrandNew, AW109 Trekker and AW169 types over the period 2019-2021. Under the Distributorship Agreement, Sloane foresees the purchase of at least eight new helicopters by 2021, with a contract for an AW109 GrandNew and an AW109 Trekker in VIP configuration signed at EBACE.

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May
23
2019

Airbus plans major presence at Spain’s first International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF)

Posted by jhadmin

Madrid, 23 May 2019 – Airbus will take part in the first edition of Spain’s International Defence and Security Exhibition (FEINDEF), to be held from 29 to 31 May at the IFEMA Convention Centre in Madrid. As the Spanish aerospace champion, Airbus will display products and services of particular relevance to Spain, as well as examples of cutting-edge innovation and technology.

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May
23
2019

Norway’s Helitrans becomes first operator to receive H125s with digital logcards

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Marignane, Norwegian helicopter operator Helitrans has taken delivery of two Airbus H125 helicopters with digital logcards, becoming the first H125 operator able to manage the maintenance history of its aircraft components digitally, resulting in better data quality, time savings, and simpler processes, thereby reinforcing flight safety.

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May
23
2019

Airbus delivers ACH145 helicopter for use on super yachts

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Geneva, Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has delivered the first of two ACH145 helicopters to an existing private customer as the first step in a fleet renewal programme.

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May
23
2019

Mobile home tycoon Alfie Best set to accept ACH130 helicopter

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Oxford, This strikingly painted Airbus ACH130 helicopter, captured here over the English countryside, is due to be delivered to mobile home park entrepreneur Alfie Best a few days after the EBACE exhibition. Best, a proud Romany who recently featured on the Sunday Times Rich List, is acquiring the helicopter to support him in managing the numerous sites run by his company Wyldecrest Parks. He is also learning to fly helicopters himself.

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May
23
2019

ARROW AVIATION ELEVATED TO AN EXCELLENT SERVICE CENTER BY LEONARDO

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Broussard, Louisiana – May 23, 2019 – Arrow Aviation Company, LLC of Broussard, Louisiana was recently appointed as a Leonardo Excellent Service Center and is now the only Excellent Service Center in the entire Western Hemisphere, not including Leonardo’s own facilities in Philadelphia and Brazil. Arrow Aviation has also expanded their capabilities to include the A109E/S/SP models to their existing AW119 and AW139 capabilities.

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May
23
2019

ASU one of three companies to deliver helmet prototypes to U.S. Air Force

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced today that they delivered four prototype helmets to the U.S. Air Force at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, Nevada. ASU was one of only three finalists selected by the AFWERX Fixed Wing Helmet Challenge in November of 2018. More than 110 companies submitted helmet designs initially in 2018. In October of 2018, the field narrowed to 38 companies and lastly to the final three.

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May
23
2019

BELL, SHAANXI HELICOPTERS AND SHAANXI PROVINCIAL PEOPLE’S HOSPITAL SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE AIR MEDICAL TRAINING EXERCISE IN CHINA

Posted by jhadmin

Xi'an, Shaanxi (May 23, 2019) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, in collaboration with Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC) and Shaanxi Provincial People's Hospital, announced today the successful completion of an Air Medical Services (AMS) training exercise in China. This exercise is an initial step toward developing air medical capability for the Implementation Program for a Joint Pilot of Aviation Medical Rescue launched earlier this year by the National Health Commission of China and the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC).

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May
22
2019

BELL 429 BUILDS MOMENTUM WITH CORPORATE CUSTOMERS

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is showcasing its corporate Bell 429 outfitted with Mecaer Aviation’s MAGnificent interior at EBACE. The aircraft is building momentum in the region with 7 recent sales to corporate customers in Germany, Greece, the Ukraine and Russia.

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