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Nov
14
2016

Eagle Copters Ltd. Continues Fielding Eagle 407HP Kit Conversions

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Calgary, Alberta, – Eagle Copters Ltd. marked another important milestone today with the delivery of another Eagle 407HP helicopter converted by replacing the legacy engine on a customer’s Bell 407 airframe. Powered by the Honeywell HTS900 engine, the Eagle 407HP was the first converted for Helicopter Express of Atlanta, Ga. It will be used to support firefighting missions throughout the United States.

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Nov
14
2016

DONALDSON TO SPOTLIGHT DRY MEDIA INLET BARRIER FILTER SYSTEMS AT HAC 2016 EDMONTON

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EDMONTON, CANADA— Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will display its industry-leading dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems and an Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, November 11-13, in Edmonton, Canada.

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Nov
14
2016

GAMA Publishes Third Quarter Aircraft Shipment Report

Posted by jhadmin

Washington, DC—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the third-quarter shipment and billing numbers for the general aviation manufacturing industry. Worldwide, general aviation airplane shipments declined 3.5 percent, from the same period last year, with 1,504 units shipped in the first nine months of 2016 compared to 1,558 units in 2015. Rotorcraft shipments declined 16.0 percent to 615 units compared to 732 units in the same period last year. Combined airplane and rotorcraft billings were $15.9 billion year-to-date in 2016 compared to last year's $19.1 billion, a contraction of 16.5 percent.

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Nov
11
2016

UTC-4-Vets Marches in 2017 CT Veterans Day Parade

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Members of UTC-4-Vets, United Technologies Corp.’s Employee Resource Group honored U.S. servicemen and women at the 17th annual Veterans Day Parade in Hartford, Conn. on Sunday, November 6. Along with 75 other groups – among them high school marching bands, fife and drum corps, veteran support services, and the Hartford Police and Fire Departments – UTC-4-Vets attended a wreath-laying ceremony in remembrance of fallen soldiers in Bushnell Park before the parade’s kick-off. After its completion, Parade Marshalls led a moment of silence followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Bloomfield vocalist Tony Harrington and a Pratt & Whitney C-130 Fighter Jet flyover.

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Nov
11
2016

Erickson Incorporated Receives Interim DIP Financing Approval

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PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC)(the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has approved key first day motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring. The motions granted by the Court allow Erickson to fulfill current key customer contracts, pay employee wages, honor existing employee benefit programs, pay certain suppliers and foreign creditors, and will ensure that the Company continues normal business operations throughout the financial restructuring process.

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Nov
11
2016

Bell Helicopter Expands its Aeronautical Accessories Brand Product Line in Canada

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Helicopter Association of Canada 2016– Edmonton (November 11, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received approval from Transport Canada (TCCA) for the Bell 206 Polycarbonate Windshield. Likewise, Van Horn Aviation has received TCCA approval for the 206B Composite Main Rotor Blade. Both products are now available through Bell Helicopter’s Aeronautical Accessories brand for installation on aircraft for Canadian operators.

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Nov
10
2016

Genesys Aerosystems has received an FAA STC to install its HeliSAS and Two-Axis Autopilot system on Airbus EC120 Colibri helicopters

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Mineral Wells, TX – Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the company has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of its Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) and two-axis autopilot aboard Airbus EC120 Colibri (hummingbird) light turbine helicopters.

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Nov
10
2016

StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Helicopter Engine Maintenance Partnership

Posted by jhadmin

Scottsdale, Ariz. – StandardAero has signed a new agreement with Chinese partner, ChongQing General Aviation Co., Ltd. (CQGA), establishing CQGA as the company's first StandardAero Approved Service Center for Rolls-Royce M250 engine Maintenance services in China. The agreement was signed by CQGA and StandardAero executives on November 1 at the Zhuhai Airshow.

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Nov
10
2016

IAI providing nacelle and seating systems for Bell Helicopter V-280 Valor Tiltrotor

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, Texas – Thursday, – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to execute to plan on the V-280 Valor tiltrotor with the support of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) as part of Team Valor. IAI’s LAHAV Division supplies the nacelles and IAI’s GOLAN INDUSTRIES Division supplies seating systems for the next generation tiltrotor and, along with 10 additional premier aerospace companies, is working to deliver the leap-ahead performance of the V-280 to the warfighter.

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Nov
09
2016

Erickson Incorporated Files Chapter 11

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC)(the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division.

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Nov
09
2016

Airwork (NZ) Ltd gains STC for the BK117 Glass Cockpit

Posted by jhadmin

Hover Vector, Helicopter Terrain Awareness (HTAWS), NVIS-A and NVIS-B Night Vision Goggle compatibility, FMS, GPS/NAV/COM and much more. Providing customers with a multi-mission IFR helicopter capable of operating in today’s complex air traffic environment.

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Tags: Helicopter Terrain Awareness Night vision Goggle NVG
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Nov
09
2016

NTSB Report Released: Starbuck, WA

Posted by jhadmin

On October 28, 2016, about 1240 Pacific daylight time (PDT), a Eurocopter S.N.I.A.S. AS350B, N369BD, during an agricultural application flight the helicopter lost engine power and during the autorotation landed hard near Starbuck, Washington. The helicopter was registered to a private individual and operated by Leading Edge Aviation LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The agricultural application flight departed at 1137 from a location near the accident site. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Nov
09
2016

NTSB Report Released: Cameron, NC

Posted by jhadmin

On November 1, 2016, about 1130 eastern daylight time, a Bell OH-58C, N139RD, operated by Helicopter Applicators Inc., was substantially damaged following a tailboom separation during the initial climb after takeoff in Cameron, North Carolina. The commercial pilot incurred minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the planned local aerial application flight. The helicopter was operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137.

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Nov
09
2016

SkyHealth serves 21 hospitals in NYC metro area

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As the Northwell Health System (formerly North Shore LIJ Health System) grew over the last 25 years into a system of 21 hospitals in the New York City metropolitan area, one problem continued to grow and needed a solution.

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Nov
09
2016

Shands celebrates 35 years of helicopter patient transport

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Gebhard was one of the 130 first-responders who attended the celebration Saturday morning for the 35th anniversary of UF Health’s ShandsCair. Since its launch in 1981, the program has saved about 72,000 lives nationally and internationally.

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Nov
09
2016

Singapore Ministry of Defence orders H225M helicopters

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Marignane, Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Singapore Ministry of Defence for the acquisition of H225M - Medium Lift Helicopters.

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Nov
07
2016

Bell Helicopter Teams Up With Airlink to Provide Haiti Relief

Posted by jhadmin

It has been a month since Hurricane Matthew ravaged Haiti, leaving roughly 175,000 homeless with problems mounting such as the spread of cholera and famine. The overall situation in Haiti is dire. Although resources like food and cholera treatments are available, the capability of delivering them to locations across the country has been hindered by inaccessible roadways. Last week, we announced that we would be sending resources to assist with the relief efforts. This was made possible by our friends at Milestone Aviation who connected us with Airlink. Shortly after, a team of four Bell Helicopter employees made their way to Haiti in a Bell 412EP and a Bell 429.

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Nov
07
2016

Rockwell Collins delivers 40,000th ARC-210 radio to U.S. military

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Rockwell Collins celebrated the delivery of its 40,000th ARC-210 radio to the U.S. military during a ceremony held recently at the company’s corporate headquarters in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

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Nov
07
2016

FLIR Systems Completes Acquisition of Point Grey Research, Inc.

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WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has successfully completed its previously announced acquisition of the business of Point Grey Research Inc., for an aggregate purchase price of $259 million in cash, or an enterprise value of $256 million excluding Point Grey's closing cash balance.

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Nov
04
2016

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces their latest achievement and newest NVG Supplemental Type Certificate for the Cessna 208 EX Grand Caravan

Posted by jhadmin

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces their latest achievement and newest NVG Supplemental Type Certificate for the Cessna 208 EX Grand Caravan. “Our team is very proud of this accomplishment, as this NVIS cockpit is certainly one of our finest, with exceptional instrument readability both day and night.” said ADI’s Chief Operating Officer, Tonka Hufford.

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Nov
04
2016

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS TO INCLUDE STARTSTICK AS ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT IN FLY-AWAY KIT

Posted by jhadmin

CHANDLER, Ariz., - For years, helicopter operators have asked for improved portable battery solutions for ramp and field operations alike. Now, Aviation Battery Systems (ABS) of Chandler, Ariz. has arranged with Airbus Helicopters of Grand Prairie, Texas, to include the StartStick as part of the Fly-Away kit with new deliveries of light single helicopters including the popular H125 and H130 models.

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Nov
04
2016

ARGUS Launches Audit Standard and Ratings Program for Unmanned Operations

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Cincinnati, Ohio, November 4, 2016 - ARGUS International, Inc., the world leader in aviation safety audits, is announcing the release of its international standard for unmanned aircraft operations in conjunction with its globally recognized commercial operator ratings program. Unmanned aircraft operators can apply for ARGUS Gold or Platinum rating status, creating the world’s first fully vetted registry of commercial UAS operators to support end customer sourcing and due-diligence requirements for both internal operations and external vendor qualification.

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Nov
04
2016

Transport Canada Approves HNZ AS350 FSTD

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November 4, 2016. HNZ Group Partners, Montreal, Canada has received Transport Canada approval on their Frasca built AS350 Level 7 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The FSTD is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. The Frasca device is the first Level 7 FSTD certified in Canada. While HNZ has used simulation training for its twin engine aircraft for many years, the implementation of synthetic training for current AS350/H125 series aircraft represents a deliberate and significant step in improving the safety of single engine aircraft.

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Nov
03
2016

New Operational Messaging System Takes Off at NBAA

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Orlando, FL — Fleet communication got a whole lot easier this week with the North American launch of Spidertxt 2.0 at NBAA. Spidertxt 2.0 is the latest product from Spidertracks, who are dedicated to connecting aviation operators with their people and assets, from anywhere in the world.

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Nov
02
2016

MECAER AVIATION GROUP RECEIVES MULTIPLE VALIDATIONS FOR H145 MERCEDES-BENZ INTERIOR

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Irving, TX – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced it has successfully validated its Airbus Helicopters H145 Mercedes-Benz interior with both the FAA and Brazil’s aviation authority, ANAC.

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Nov
02
2016

Bell Helicopter Expands Customer Support Network in China

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China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (November 2, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced plans for significant growth in its aftermarket support network in China. Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited, located in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, has been announced as Bell Helicopter’s newest Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF).

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Nov
02
2016

True Blue Power and SA Group Sign International Service Agreement

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ORLANDO, Fla. (November 2, 2016) — True Blue Power signed an agreement with Scandinavian Avionics (The SA Group), headquartered in Billund, Denmark, to provide in-country maintenance and service for True Blue Power products, including the company’s TS835 lithium-ion emergency power supplies. The SA Group operates service facilities in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Czech Republic, Latvia, Bahrain, India and Malaysia.

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Nov
02
2016

Factory Supply is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website

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Factory Supply is pleased to announce the launch of our brand new website www.helicoptermaintenanceplatforms.com. We invite all our aviation customers and friends to explore this site, which includes many of the access platforms and stands that you have requested in the past, along with some new and innovative designs and materials that you might find useful to use as you complete your maintenance programs.

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Nov
02
2016

PIAGGIO AEROSPACE LAUNCHES NEW INITIATIVES TO SUPPORT EXISTING FLEET

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Orlando, FL, November 2 2016 – Piaggio Aerospace, a leading aircraft manufacturer active both in the Business and Defense & Security sectors, has announced today at the NBAA- Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando a series of initiatives aimed at improving customer support for the P180 Avanti, its flagship business aviation aircraft. These include an agreement with Parker Aircraft Wheel & Brake Division to develop alternative brakes which improve the cost of operating the aircraft for the existing fleet; a new landing gear to be offered in retrofit to the operators of the Avanti; and the signature of new Service Center Agreements with eight major US repair stations.

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Nov
02
2016

Hillsboro Aviation Celebrates New Facility with Grand Opening Soiree

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HILLSBORO, Or. (November 1, 2016) – Hillsboro Aviation celebrated its new facility with a grand opening soiree, An Evening of Classics, at its Portland-Hillsboro Airport (KHIO) headquarters in mid-October. The event was in honor of the company’s new corporate headquarters and hangar that formally opened in May 2016 as it enters its 37th year in business. They welcomed 450 local and international guests, including prominent industry members, local business and government leaders, and colleagues to the 51,000 square-foot facility for an evening of classic aircraft, cars and motorcycles.

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