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Nov
08
2017

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES STEVE HALL TO DIRECTOR, REGULATORY AFFAIRS

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International announces that Steve Hall has been promoted to Director, Regulatory Affairs.

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Nov
08
2017

Eagle Copters Launches New Website

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Tuesday November 7, 2017 (Calgary, AB) - After rebranding earlier this year, Eagle Copters is proud to launch an overhauled new website at http://www.eaglecopters.com/, developed to be user friendly, perform optimally for users on any device, and fully share the talent, scope, and global reach of the organization.

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Nov
08
2017

BELL HELICOPTER AND REIGNWOOD SOLIDIFY COLLABORATION DURING U.S. PRESIDENT TRUMP’S TRADE MISSION TO CHINA

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Beijing, China (8 November 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement today with Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd. (Reignwood) under which Reignwood has agreed to purchase an additional 50 Bell 505s, act as the exclusive reseller for the Bell 505 in China and establish a Bell 505 delivery and maintenance center. The new contract follows previous purchase agreements signed earlier this year with Reignwood for 60 Bell 505s, totaling 110 Bell 505 aircraft

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Nov
08
2017

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL NAMES STEVE FEDYNYSZYN DIRECTOR, QUALITY, SAFETY AND STANDARDS

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“We look forward to Steve’s contributions in his new role as the leader of the FlightSafety Quality and Safety Management System and in the advancement of FlightSafety Standards.” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President Operations. “His proven experience with Learning Center operations, implementation of regulatory requirements, and understanding of Customer needs will ensure that FlightSafety continues to deliver the highest quality training around the world.”

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Nov
07
2017

SEVENBAR AVIATION PARTNERS WITH TRUTH DATA INSIGHTS FOR FLIGHT DATA ANALYSIS AND REPORTING

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Dallas, TX-- SevenBar Aviation is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Truth Data Insights as part of the ongoing Safety Management System expansion and flight data monitoring (FDM) initiative. “This partnership with Truth Data Insights will allow us to further develop and fine-tune a robust and effective quality assurance program, not only for our internal purposes and operations, but for our hospital partners as well” says Sean Mulholland, Director of Safety.

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Nov
07
2017

True Blue Power Names New Division Manager

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WICHITA, Kan. — True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co. Inc., today announced the promotion of Erik Ritzman to Division Manager. In this role, Ritzman will develop customer programs, while working closely with engineers and account managers to advance the True Blue Power division and its product line. As Division Manager, Ritzman joins Mid-Continent’s Leadership Team, contributing to the company’s long-term strategic planning and growth.

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Nov
07
2017

Waypoint Leasing Places H145 Helicopter with Ecocopter in Chile

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November 7, 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to Ecocopter in Chile to be used in support of the operator’s wide range of utility work. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s 14th H145 delivery and the entry of the aircraft into Chile.

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Nov
06
2017

CHC Helicopter to Bring AW189 Super Medium Helicopters into Australia

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA, November 6, 2017 – CHC Group announced it will be the first helicopter operator to introduce the new generation super-medium AW189 aircraft into Australia. The three AW189s will be flown from CHC’s Karratha base on behalf of Woodside to support their operations on the North West Shelf starting this month.

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Nov
03
2017

Seneca Adds FRASCA Baron G58 Flight Training Device

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Nov. 3, 2017, Urbana, IL. Seneca College School of Aviation, located at the Peterborough Airport, Toronto, Canada, has contracted with simulator manufacturer Frasca International, to provide a new Baron G58 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD). The FTD will include Garmin G1000Nxi avionics, Frasca's Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station (IOS), Frasca's TruVision™ visual system with 220° x 55° spherical enclosure and additional advanced features.

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Nov
03
2017

Rockwell Collins at the Dubai Airshow 2017: Future innovations for the cockpit, cabin, communications and connectivity

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Rockwell Collins, a leading provider of aviation and high integrity solutions for military and commercial customers in the Middle East, will tout its growing capabilities both on and off the aircraft—cockpit, cabin, communications and connectivity—at the Dubai Airshow, Nov. 12-16.

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Nov
03
2017

NTSB Report Released: Arlington, WA

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On October 24, 2017, about 1315 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R22 Alpha helicopter, N8537J, was substantially damaged following impact with water while performing a low-level maneuver at King Lake, located about 6 nautical miles east-southeast of Arlington, Washington. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the sole passenger sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which was operated in accordance with 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight had departed the pilot's residence, located about 1,350 ft south-southwest of the accident site, about 5 minutes prior to the accident. A flight plan was not filed.

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Nov
03
2017

K-MAX HELICOPTER INCREASES EFFICIENCY POWERED BY A HONEYWELL T53-17 ENGINE

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Read about why Helicopter Express chose the K-MAX helicopter, stating "It increased production from a conventional month-long project to a little over 5 hours,” and how the Honeywell T53-17 engine played a significant role.

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Nov
03
2017

Airbus Completes Sale of Vector Aerospace to StandardAero

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Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft. A truly international company, it generated revenues of over US$700 million in 2016 and employs approximately 2,200 people in 22 locations across Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Kenya, South Africa, Australia and Singapore.

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Nov
03
2017

The NH90 joins the digital marketplace, part by part

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Earlier this year, Swedish and Finnish customers of the NH90 began ordering used and new spare parts from Airbus’ MyNH90 internet portal, a move that represented another sign of the manufacturer’s digital push.

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Nov
03
2017

AIR EVAC LIFETEAM SIGNS CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES

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MESA, Arizona – Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings – the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for Air Evac Lifeteam’s fleet of 128 Bell Helicopter 206 aircraft.

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Nov
02
2017

Bruce's Custom Covers Offers New and Improved Insulated Engine Covers

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MORGAN HILL, CALIFORNIA, NOVEMBER 2, 2017 – Bruce's Custom Covers announced today their new and improved insulated covers for aircraft engines. Insulated covers from Bruce's are constructed using 3M Thinsulate for superior heat retention and WeatherMax performance fabric for maximum durability. Bruce's engine covers come with many customization features specific to each aircraft application. Bruce's has been manufacturing custom-designed aircraft covering systems for more than 37 years, enhancing and improving their products along the way.

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Nov
02
2017

Cecile Vion-Lanctuit Named Head of Communications & Marketing at Marenco Swiss Helicopter

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Cecile Vion-Lanctuit has been appointed as Marenco Swiss Helicopter's (MSH) head of communications & marketing, effective November 1, 2017.

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Nov
02
2017

Dallas Avionics and uAvionix Offer ADS-B Solution for Experimental Aircraft Owners Impacted by ADS600-EXP

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(DALLAS, TEXAS) Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced today that the company is working with uAvionix to offer an affordable ADS-B solution for customers of experimental aircraft impacted by the ADS600-EXP. The uAvionix bundle includes the uAvionix echoUAT and skyFYX products. For a limited time, Dallas Avionics will offer the bundle at a reduced price of $1,090.00. Normal retail is $1,499.00. The bundle can be ordered using part number ECHOFYX-KL5. Customers must provide the serial number of their ADS600-B to obtain the reduced price.

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Nov
02
2017

The Power of Connection During Hurricane Relief: How the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Used Spidertracks in the Aftermath of Irma

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On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma hit the Caribbean’s Leeward Islands with winds of up to 185 miles per hour — becoming the first Category 5 storm in recorded history to strike the region. Irma left Puerto Rico almost entirely without power; dropped 15 inches of rain on the Dominican Republic and northern Haiti; and rendered Barbuda ‘barely habitable,’ in the words of the island’s Prime Minister.

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Nov
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Groom, TX

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On October 24, 2017, about 1540 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N60EA, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a total loss of engine power while on approach to a private landing zone near Groom, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned by the Plains Aerial Leasing, Inc. and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 137 agricultural aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the flight, and a flight plan had not been filed. The flight departed about 1510 on a local aerial application flight.

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Nov
01
2017

NEMSPA names Brad Simmons as pilot of the year

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Lewisville, Texas, - Brad Simmons, Med-Trans Corporation base manager at Erlanger's Health System's Life Force Air Medical in Tennessee, has been named 2017 Pilot of the Year by the National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA).

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Nov
01
2017

Federal Court Upholds State Department Award of Aviation Services Contract

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WOOD DALE, Illinois, November 1, 2017 -- Global aviation services leader AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced that the Court of Federal Claims (COFC) entered judgment late yesterday in favor of the U.S. Government, upholding the award of the Worldwide Aviation Support Services (WASS) by the U.S Department of State to AAR Airlift and dismissing the protest filed by incumbent DynCorp International.

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Nov
01
2017

Vector Aerospace celebrates 1st anniversary of AS350 Ecureuil family DCR capability

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Almondbank, UK – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently celebrated the first anniversary of the introduction of dynamic component repair (DCR) capability for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil family at its Almondbank site in Perth, Scotland.

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Oct
31
2017

Coming soon: Ten more E175s to the Envoy fleet!

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I’m pleased to share some great news that we received today – American has informed me that they will acquire another ten Embraer 175 (E175) aircraft and place these with Envoy, beginning in the fourth quarter of next year. Added to our existing fleet and the four remaining E175s that will be delivered later this year, this order will bring the Envoy E175 fleet to 54.

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Oct
31
2017

Costa do Sol Taxi Aero Expands Fleet with Lease Agreement for Sikorsky S-76C+ Helicopters in Partnership with Lobo Leasing

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Dublin, Ireland and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 31st October, 2017 Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading global helicopter leasing company, today announced the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with Brazilian helicopter services company, Costa do Sol Taxi Aero. The companies have signed an operating lease for one offshore configured Sikorsky S-76C+ helicopter. This follows a previous lease agreement between Lobo and Costa do Sol completed earlier this year for a similar offshore S-76C+. The addition of these two helicopters is helping Costa do Sol meet growing demand for their services in Brazil. The two S-76C+’s will support offshore oil and gas operations in Rio de Janeiro State.

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Oct
30
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL SIGNS DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH LATITUDE TECHNOLOGIES

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DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Latitude Technologies to promote and sale its products.

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Oct
30
2017

Rotorcraft Pro Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary of HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar

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(Las Vegas, NV, October 30, 2017) Rotorcraft Pro produced another amazing event at this year’s HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar and job fair held in Las Vegas, where the event’s first day kicked off with an FAA Safety Team meeting, followed by a meet & greet social hour. The second day followed with presentations from industry experts covering advancement in the industry, networking, agriculture, military-to-civilian transition, resume construction, utility, firefighting, tour operations, and international flying. The third day included presentations on the subjects of law enforcement, electronic news gathering, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, helicopter air ambulance operations, and career survival tips. Special thanks to the amazing speakers and resume consultants: Randy Rowles (Helicopter Institute), David McColl (Air2), Stacy Sheard (Jet Aviation), Janie Foster (Air Evac Lifeteam), Scott Tish (REACH/Calstar), Randy Mains (Oregon Aero) Tim Lynn (Angel City Air/KTLA), Barry Lloyd (CAL FIRE), Mark Schlaefli (Sundance Helicopters), Tim Fanguy (Petroleum Helicopters, Inc.), Kevin Means (Tactical Flying), Dave Tibbals (Thai Aviation Services), Marc Stanley (Mass Mutual), John Dunbar (JCS Aviation), Matt Noble (U.S. Customs Air & Marine Operations) Kim Barwick (AAG), and Rebecca Pelassini (Sundance Helicopters). The entire event concluded with the always popular HeliSuccess job fair attended by industry employers such as REACH Air Medical, Helicopter Institute, U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Air Evac Lifeteam, Petroleum Helicopters, Inc., Helicopter Academy, Black Hills Aerial Adventures, DynCorp International, Freidkin Group, PAE, MD Helicopters, Papillon Helicopters, 5Star Helicopters, Sundance Helicopters, & Med-Trans.

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Oct
30
2017

NTSB Report Released: Molokai, HI

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On October 16, 2017, about 1918 Hawaiian standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N820DF, impacted the waters off the island of Molokai, Hawaii. The flight instructor and commercial pilot receiving instruction are missing and presumed to be fatally injured. Debris from the helicopter was observed floating on the water northwest of the shores of Molokai. The helicopter was registered to Stasys Aviation Leasing LLC., and operated by Hawaii Pacific Aviation doing business as Mauna Loa Helicopters under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed in the area at the time of the accident, and the flight was operated on an instrument flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (PHNL) at an undetermined time.

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Oct
26
2017

Heli Harbor a Game-Changer for Scenic Flights Industry!

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West Palm Beach, Fla. October 26, 2017 Palm Beach Helicopters is announcing their innovative new concept that will transform the Helicopter tourism industry. We are bringing the helicopter to the public in a revolutionary way.

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Oct
25
2017

Waypoint Leasing Publishes New Analysis of Super-Medium Class of Helicopters

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October 25, 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced results of a study conducted to measure the value proposition of the super medium helicopter model in a changing oil and gas industry.

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