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Feb
27
2018

KAMAN K-MAX® SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE REBUILDING IN PUERTO RICO

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS--Feb. 27, 2018--HAI HELI-EXPO-- Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at HAI Heli-Expo that K-MAX® helicopter operator ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska will be operating on Puerto Rico supporting infrastructure re-building efforts following the devastation of hurricane Maria.

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Tags: Heli Expo Kaman Aerosystems Puerto Rico
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Feb
26
2018

PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE FROM ANYWHERE: HONEYWELL ENABLES THE CONNECTED HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

PHOENIX, Feb. 26, 2018 – Whether it’s for a military mission or a supply delivery to an oil rig, Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) latest Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) technology will help civil and defense helicopter operators ensure aircraft availability while increasing safety and reducing operational and maintenance costs. RECON™ is a new solution built on the legacy of Honeywell’s Health and Usage Monitoring Systems, and uses connectivity to share critical aircraft health data in real time. This allows maintenance crews on the ground to track the health of a rotorcraft no matter its location. Combined with other solutions like the Sky Connect® tracking systems and Aspire 200 Satellite Communications System, Honeywell is enabling operators to benefit from the Connected Helicopter.

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Feb
26
2018

Fresno County Sheriff's Office Air Support Unit Welcomes New MD 530F

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., February 26, 2018 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to celebrate the delivery of a new, custom-configured MD 530F with the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO). Officially accepted into operation in February, it is an honor to deliver EAGLE 1 to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office fleet, Sheriff Margaret Mims, and the Fresno County Board of Supervisors.

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Tags: Fresno County Sheriff MD 530F MD Helicopters
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Feb
26
2018

BELL 525 SHOWCASED AT HELI EXPO

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Bell is excited to share that it will be showcasing the Bell 525 in Bristow colors during the world-famous Heli Expo tradeshow.

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Feb
26
2018

BELL LAUNCHES NEW BELL 407GXi

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Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the introduction of the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options.

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Feb
26
2018

Robinson’s Production Picked up Steam in 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company produced 305 helicopters in 2017. The R44 led the way with 174, ranking as the world’s best-selling helicopter according to GAMA’s* General Aviation Aircraft Shipment 2017 Year End Report. Seventy-seven R66s came off the line and, according to data supplied by Rolls Royce, the R66 fleet logged approximately 185,000 hours in 2017, bringing its total fleet hours to 735,000. Cadet production was steady at twenty, and the R22 came in at 34.

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Tags: R44 Robinson Helicopter Company
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Feb
26
2018

HONEYWELL FORECASTS 4,000 TO 4,200 NEW CIVIL HELICOPTER DELIVERIES OVER NEXT FIVE YEARS

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2018 – With a better long-term global economic outlook this year, customers are holding firm in their intentions to invest in new helicopter purchases over the next five years. In its 20th annual “Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook,” Honeywell (NYSE: HON) forecasts 4,000 to 4,200 new civilian-use helicopters will be delivered from 2018 to 2022, aligning with the five-year forecast from 2017.

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Feb
26
2018

FLIGHTSAFETY NOW OFFERS MORE THAN 100 COURSES APPROVED FOR U.S. VETERANS AFFAIRS BENEFITS AT 11 LEARNING CENTERS

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NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) – FlightSafety International announces that it now offers more than 100 courses approved for education benefits by the U.S. department of Veterans Affairs at 11 Learning Centers located across the country.

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Tags: Denver FlightSafety
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Feb
26
2018

StandardAero, Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, NV – February 26, 2018 – StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft. Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April.

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Feb
26
2018

Introducing UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL, Your ONE-STOP SHOP for Financing, Fixing and Flying Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

February 26, 2018 - Grand Prairie, Texas: Hawke Aerospace Holdings, LLC is proud to announce that it is re-branding itself and all of its affiliated companies: Aviation Services Unlimited, Infinity Helicopter Leasing and Uniflight as UNIFLIGHT GLOBAL effective immediately.

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Tags: Aviation Services Unlimited Hawke Aerospace Holdings Infinity Helicpter Leasing Uniflight Global
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Feb
26
2018

SKYTRAC, Leonardo & CHC Collaborate For Real-Time Heliwise HUMS With Wireless Downloads

Posted by jhadmin

February 26, 2018 - Following successful trials with CHC Helicopter in 2017, Leonardo is collaborating with SKYTRAC to implement a next-stage Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) onboard the AW139. CHC continues to lead system implementation and testing.

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Tags: CHC Helicopter Leonardo SkyTrac
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Feb
26
2018

DONALDSON INLET BARRIER FILTERS APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION ON MD 900 SERIES HELICOPTERS IN HONG KONG

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 26, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department has validated the MD 900 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on MD 900 Series helicopters in Hong Kong.

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Tags: Donaldson Donaldson Aerospace & Defense Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department
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Feb
26
2018

FLIGHTSAFETY NOW OFFERS NIGHT VISION GOGGLE TRAINING IN DALLAS, DENVER, LAFAYETTE AND STAVANGER

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) – FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial and recurrent training in simulators for helicopters built by Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter and Sikorsky at its Learning Centers in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Lafayette, Louisiana; and Stavanger, Norway.

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Tags: FlightSafety NVG
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Feb
26
2018

BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2018 – BLR Aerospace today announced that the first factory installation of an Airbus Helicopters H125 FastFin® System has been completed and the aircraft will be delivered in June to Heli-Austria. The company also announced that 25 Airbus Helicopters Customer Centers worldwide have been authorized to sell and install the FastFin System.

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Feb
26
2018

DONALDSON TO COMMEMORATE DELIVERY OF 9,000TH INLET BARRIER FILTER TO KURT ROBINSON DURING HAI HELI-EXPO CEREMONY

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS (Feb. 26, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) will commemorate delivery of its 9,000th Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) in a special ceremony at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Robinson Helicopter Company Chairman and President Kurt Robinson. During the event, set for 2 p.m. in exhibit C1736, Robinson will symbolically accept delivery of the 9,000th filter, an R66 IBF, from Tom Newman, Engineering Director, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense.

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Tags: Donaldson Donaldson Aerospace & Defense inlet barrier filter
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Feb
26
2018

East/West Receives Third Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, NV, Feb. 26, 2018 – East/West Industries, Inc. today announced that it has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. East/West Industries maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017.

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Tags: Boeing Performance Excellence Award East/West Industries
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Feb
26
2018

Expanding Customer Interest in Axnes Wireless Intercom Technology

Posted by jhadmin

February 26, 2018 - Las Vegas, NV - Axnes, the leader in airborne and special mission wireless intercom systems, has announced expansion into a new market segment. Several customers in the aerial firefighting and utility industries including US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Norwegian Air Ambulance and Norwegian Police and the Turkish Air Force, have recently selected Axnes PNG wireless ICS products. Over the last two years, Axnes has successfully introduced their MP50 and MP30 handheld transceiver systems to this underserved technology segment. The waterproof MP50 and the smaller water resistant MP30 have wide-ranging features, such as full-duplex transmission and reception, built-in noise and echo cancelling, GPS positioning, NVG compatibility, along with secure proprietary waveform and protocol technology and standard AES256 encryption. Both devices are encased in rugged water and dust resistant aircraft grade aluminum cases. The PNG systems also provide for common headset and microphone connections, along with a 20G certified charging cradle that integrates into aircraft, marine or ground vehicle platforms. PNG features a battery life of up to 15 hours of continuous operation or 40 hours of standby time.

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Feb
26
2018

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software Supporting LP Approaches & Transition to Hover

Posted by jhadmin

TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company’s new Flight Management System (FMS)/Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0. With the introduction of this software, helicopter operators can now take advantage of Localizer Performance (LP) Level of Service (LOS) approaches and a Transition to Hover search pattern.

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Tags: FMS MMMS TSO Universal Avionics
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Feb
26
2018

Dallas Airmotive welcomes Keith Moreland to Rotorcraft Engine sales team for Eastern US Region

Posted by jhadmin

February 26, 2018 - HAI Heli-Expo – Las Vegas – Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Keith Moreland, has joined the company as a Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager to provide technical and sales support for helicopter operators in the Eastern United States region.

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Feb
26
2018

Ground Testing Complete for S-76B’s with Universal Avionics Upgrade

Posted by jhadmin

TUCSON, AZ – Ground testing for Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76B helicopter upgrade program featuring a Universal Avionics flight deck is now complete, with flight testing imminent. The aircraft is operated by a VVIP operator in Asia. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS)-Flight Management System (FMS).

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Tags: Heli Expo S-76B Sikorsky Universal Avionics
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Feb
26
2018

Heli-One Design Team Highlights

Posted by jhadmin

February 26, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is announcing a lineup of new modifications and products developed by their two Design & Engineering teams in Norway and Canada. These new offerings appeal to a wide variety of operators and include: medical equipment wall, stretcher installation, hooks, external cameras, and awareness lighting upgrades. These modifications and products improve efficiency, safety, and situational awareness for operators of all mission and operational types.

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Feb
26
2018

Aero Design Ltd. displays prototype Mega profile cargo basket for the Airbus AS350 at HAI 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Powell River, British Columbia, Canada – The team at Aero Design plans to proudly display the prototype new addition to the AS350/AS355 fleet of cargo baskets in booth N3336 at HAI 2018 in Las Vegas.

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Feb
26
2018

TRAINING BEGINS IN DENVER USING FLIGHTSAFETY’S NEW AIRBUS EC130T2 LEVEL D QUALIFIED SIMULATOR

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) –FlightSafety International announces that training has begun using the new Airbus Helicopters EC130T2 full flight simulator located at its Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. The Center is also equipped with Level D qualified simulators for the Bell 407GXP, Airbus Helicopters AS350 B3 and EC135.

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Feb
26
2018

FLIGHTSAFETY EXPANDS SIKORSKY S-70A BLACK HAWK TRAINING IN WEST PALM BEACH AND NOW OFFERS SIKORSKY S-76B TRAINING IN LAFAYETTE

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (February 26, 2018) –FlightSafety International announces that it now offers a new series of Sikorsky S-70A courses at its West Palm Beach Learning Center. They are designed to provide a path for FAA type certification and recurrent training in the S-70A Black Hawk. FlightSafety also announces that a simulator for the Sikorsky S-76B has entered service at its Learning Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.

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Tags: Flight Safety
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Feb
25
2018

NTSB Report Released: Peach Springs, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On February 10, 2018, about 1715 mountain standard time, an Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 helicopter, N155GC, was destroyed when it impacted a canyon wash while on an approach to land at Quartermaster landing zone near Peach Springs, Arizona. The commercial pilot and three passengers sustained serious injuries and three passengers were fatally injured. The air-tour flight was operated by Papillon Airways, Inc. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 136. The helicopter departed Boulder City Municipal Airport, Boulder City, Nevada at 1635 and had intended to land at Quartermaster landing zone, a group of landing pads within Quartermaster canyon. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company flight plan had been filed.

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Feb
25
2018

BRISTOW HELICOPTERS SELECTS HONEYWELL'S AVIONICS PROTECTION PLAN FOR EMERGENCY MISSIONS

Posted by jhadmin

ROLLE, Switzerland, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Bristow Helicopters for its Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP). The agreement will cover 26 of Bristow’s Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet.

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Tags: Bristow Helicopoters HAPP Honeywell Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan Leonardo
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Feb
25
2018

The H160 lands in Las Vegas, kicking off Airbus’ presence at Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from 27 Feb - 1 March at the Las Vegas convention centre. Showgoers will be able see for themselves the #H160ReasonsWhy the H160 is raising the bar in the industry.

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Feb
24
2018

NTSB Report Released: Charleston, SC

Posted by jhadmin

On February 14, 2018, about 1336 eastern standard time, a Robinson Helicopters, Inc., R22 Beta, N337H, landed hard in dense vegetation about 5 miles southeast of Charleston International Airport, South Carolina. The flight instructor and student were not injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter and was being operated by Holy City Helicopters, Charleston, South Carolina, as a visual flight rules (VFR) local instructional flight, under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and flight following was not in effect.

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Feb
24
2018

Honeywell’s Sky Connect Tracker III Customers Seek Truth Data Insight Services

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, Texas – Honeywell has agreed to enter into a reseller agreement with Truth Data Insights, LLC., an industry-leading Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) service. Truth Data currently provides FOQA/FDM services to the largest helicopter air medical operator in the US and expert analysis services to Honeywell’s new and existing Tracker III customers. Pete Henrikson, Truth Data President, says, “Many current or potential Tracker III customers may not know that this unit can also provide full FDM data, making the helicopter air medical operator compliant with the HEMS / HAA rule.”

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Feb
24
2018

Ontic Supports Global Rotorcraft Market with Increased Capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

HELI-EXPO—Las Vegas, NV— Ontic, a BBA Aviation company (C5239) and the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for OEM legacy products, announced today that the company has significantly increased its manufacturing capabilities and MRO services for the rotorcraft market.

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Tags: BBA Aviation Ontic
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