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Feb
27
2019

Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters Prepare For Flight Test

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Two fully assembled HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH), built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), are preparing for their maiden flights, which will occur before mid-year at the Sikorsky West Palm Beach site in Florida.

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Feb
27
2019

B4UFLY Mobile App Update

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has partnered with Kittyhawk to redevelop B4UFLY, the FAA's first mobile application, to improve the user experience so that recreational drone operators know where they can and cannot fly.

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Tags: B4UFLY FAA Kittyhawk
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Feb
27
2019

CHC Australia completes roll out of Leonardo AW139 aircraft for Royal Australian Air Force

Posted by jhadmin

PERTH, AUSTRALIA, February 27, 2019 – CHC Group announced that the Australian business unit has completed the roll out of six new generation Leonardo AW139 aircraft to replace the S-76 SAR helicopter fleet flying for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

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Feb
27
2019

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA during Heli-Expo 2019

Posted by jhadmin

27 FEBRUARY 2019 - Dallas, TX - International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday 5 March 2019 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center, Maple Room. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft at least twenty years previously. Membership information is also available on the Twirly Birds website at www.twirlybirds.org and attendance at the annual meeting is not required to become a member.

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Feb
27
2019

CHC Helicopter Announces Theme, Opens Call for Papers for 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Posted by jhadmin

DALLAS, February 27, 2019 – CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2019 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the call for papers of the event. The 15th annual Summit will take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel October 1-3. This year’s theme is “Shining a Light on Safety: Are We Looking in the Right Places?”

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Tags: CHC Helicopter
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Feb
26
2019

Frasca Delivers AS350 Simulator to TEMSCO Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

February, 26, 2019. Urbana, IL. TEMSCO Helicopters, based in Ketchikan, Alaska has recently taken delivery of a FRASCA built AS350B2 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD).

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Tags: AS350B2 frasca TEMSCO
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Feb
26
2019

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Southern Utah University for SkyPath Helicopter Pilot Development Initiative

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, February 26, 2019– Sundance Helicopters, Inc., and the Sundance Skypath Program has partnered with Southern Utah University in Cedar City Utah to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the university’s pilot candidate students. The SkyPath program defines a career pathway and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots. Skypath is already available at top flight schools Leading Edge Aviation in Bend, OR and UND Aerospace in Grand Forks, ND. Southern Utah University is the third school to become a partner.

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Feb
26
2019

Helicopter Foundation International Awards 20 Scholarships to Next Generation of Helicopter Industry Professionals

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (February 26, 2019) — Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), the charitable arm of Helicopter Association International, is pleased to announce the 20 recipients of scholarships for 2019. Available to aviation students around the world, these scholarships support HFI’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals.

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Tags: HAI
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Feb
26
2019

Leonardo announces three AW139 helicopters for Victoria Police of Australia

Posted by jhadmin

Melbourne, 26 February 2019 - Leonardo has announced today the choice for three AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters as part of Victoria Police Air Wing’s fleet modernization effort to provide enhanced airborne capabilities. The helicopters will be supplied by StarFlight Victoria to carry out a range of law enforcement, patrol and surveillance, and maritime search and rescue missions from the Essendon Airport on behalf of the Victoria Police Air Wing. The AW139s will be delivered from Leonardo’s Vergiate final assembly line facility in Italy in late 2019 and will enter service in 2020 following dedicated mission customization.

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Feb
26
2019

Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) successfully completed initial flight tests in Switzerland

Posted by jhadmin

Wetzikon, Switzerland, February 26, 2019 - Following its first flight on 22 November 2018, Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) completed more than 50 hours of testing at the company facility in Mollis, Switzerland, where it has been produced and it is currently supported.

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Feb
25
2019

Flightcell DZMx - yes there’s an app for that

Posted by jhadmin

The Flightcell DZMx, the all-in-one installed solution for global voice, data, messaging and tracking, has been further enhanced with a new smart device app. The app works with DZMx’s equipped with the built in WiFi and Bluetooth option, providing airborne operators with the following functionality from their smart phones and tablets:

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Feb
25
2019

Pratt & Whitney Honors Six 'Distinguished Engineers'

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- The Hartford Section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers honored six Pratt & Whitney employees as 2019 Distinguished Engineers of the Year yesterday, as part of National Engineers Week celebrations.

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Feb
25
2019

Airbus mission-ready products take centre stage at Heli-Expo 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane – Airbus Helicopters is gearing up to showcase its mission-ready product and services line at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show, taking place from 5 -7 March at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. On static display at booth C305, show-goers will have a chance to visit the best-selling H145 and to discover its exciting new features, the H125 in a law enforcement configuration, and also to take a moment to experience the cabin display of the increasingly popular ACH145, equipped with an elegant Mercedes-Benz Style interior, part of the quality offerings across the Airbus Corporate Helicopters product range. The conceptual EMS mock-up of the H160 will also be making its U.S. debut for visitors to witness first-hand the exceptional work-space that the cabin provides for these critical, life-saving missions.

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Tags: Airbus Heli-Expo
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Feb
21
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY PROMOTES CLINTON STRONG TO MANAGER, UNMANNED SYSTEMS TRAINING CENTERS IN WICHITA AND LAS VEGAS

Posted by jhadmin

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (February 20, 2019) – FlightSafety International announces that Clinton Strong has been promoted to Manager of the company’s new Unmanned Systems Training Centers in Wichita, Kansas and Las Vegas, Nevada. His responsibilities also include the development and integration of innovative solutions for Unmanned Systems Training programs for drones.

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Tags: FlightSafety UAS
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
21
2019

Falcon Aviation starts AW169 helicopter transport operations in Kuwait

Posted by jhadmin

Abu Dhabi, 20 February 2019 – Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has recently started onshore and offshore transport operations for the Kuwait Oil Company with three Leonardo AW169 light- intermediate twin helicopters under a five-year contract.

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Tags: AW169 Leonardo
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Feb
21
2019

Installation of AIR TRAFFIC FLARM and ADS-B Traffic Sensor in helicopter AS 350 and EC 130 for better air traffic control

Posted by jhadmin

The collision warning system sends and receives FLARM data by PowerFLARM technology. Furthermore the system receives ADS-B data and signals from Mode-S transponders and allows a visual presentation of aircrafts on a display.

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Tags: FLARM PowerFLARM SPAES
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Feb
21
2019

Mark Your Calendar for the 2019 UAS Symposium

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 4th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on June 3-5, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Feb
21
2019

The Brazilian Navy orders three multi-role H135s from Airbus

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane – The Brazilian Navy has ordered three H135 light twinengine helicopters to be operated by the 1st General Purpose Helicopter Squadron (HU-1). The aircraft will be dedicated to a wide range of missions such as special operations, transport of troops and freight, naval inspection, search and rescue and medical evacuation. Two of these aircraft will be equipped with aeromedical kits. Other equipment will include a cargo hook, an emergency flotation system, a winch, as well as weather radar.

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Tags: Airbus Brazilian Navy H135 HU-1
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Feb
21
2019

Portugal’s Air Force takes delivery of first two AW119Kx multirole helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 20 February 2019 – The Portuguese Air Force has taken delivery of its first two AW119Kx multirole single engine helicopters. The event was celebrated during an official ceremony held at Beja Air Base on February 18 in the presence of dignitaries and representatives from the Portuguese Ministry of Defence (MoD), Air Force and Leonardo. The additional three aircraft that are being assembled at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility (Pennsylvania, USA), where all AW119s are built, will join the fleet with handover expected to be completed by early 2020.

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Tags: AW119Kx Leonardo
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Feb
20
2019

STARS Air Ambulance Chooses SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk and In-Flight Data-Transfer Capability for the H145

Posted by jhadmin

February 20, 2019 - Calgary-based STARS Air Ambulance has selected SKYTRAC Push-to-Talk with real-time in-flight data transfer capability for its Airbus H145 fleet renewal program.

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Tags: Airbus H125 SkyTrac STARS Air Ambulance
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Feb
20
2019

Heligo receives its first Airbus H145 helicopter from Milestone Aviation

Posted by jhadmin

Bengaluru, 20 February 2019: Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Airbus Helicopters announced today that Heligo Charters Private Limited (HCPL), a Mumbai-based non-scheduled helicopter operator has taken delivery of its first H145 helicopter. The helicopter’s configuration will allow it to perform a variety of missions. The aircraft taken on lease from Milestone will start operations soon in the state of Jharkhand.

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Tags: Airbus GECAS H125 Heligo Charters Milestone Milestone Aviation Group
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Feb
20
2019

Genesys Aerosystems earns certification for a new IFR-certified HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the company has earned certification (STC and TSO) for an IFR-certified Helicopter Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) targeted for legacy Part 29 twin-engine helicopters. The new HeliSAS IFR system is based upon the popular VFR HeliSAS; however, the new system adds more robust hardware and redundancy for the harsher environment and heavier controls of larger helicopters. HeliSAS IFR is designed for two-axis (pitch and roll) autopilot configuration for dual-pilot IFR operations and three-axis (pitch, roll, and yaw) autopilot configuration for single-pilot IFR operations.

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Tags: Genesys Aerosystems
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Feb
19
2019

ROBI LORIK SETS THE COURSE FOR THE AVIATION FUTURE OF PWI

Posted by jhadmin

February 19, 2019 Wichita, KS: The Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Robi Lorik Chief Executive Officer effective immediately for PWI. Robi Lorik becoming CEO is an indication that PWI is ready for accelerated growth in aviation. Robi has new ideas and a new philosophy that will disrupt the aircraft lighting industry.

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Feb
19
2019

HONEYWELL'S HYBRID-ELECTRIC TURBOGENERATOR DEBUTS AT HELI-EXPO

Posted by jhadmin

PHOENIX, Feb. 19, 2019 — A new hybrid-electric turbogenerator from Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will make its debut at the HAI HELI-EXPO in Atlanta next month to showcase the company’s growing role in the urban air mobility segment, highlighted by Honeywell advancements in electric and hybrid-electric propulsion systems.

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Tags: Heli Expo Honeywell
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Feb
19
2019

LEONARDO AEROTECH CAMPUS ESTABLISHED TO BOOST AERONAUTICAL DEVELOPMENT IN SOUTHERN ITALY: A NEW HUB FOR TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION

Posted by jhadmin

The establishment of the AeroTech Campus, the new HUB for the technological innovation of the Leonardo Aerostructures Division, was announced today at the Pomigliano d’Arco plant (Naples). The Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio, representatives of local institutions and Leonardo’s top management attended the ceremony.

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Tags: AeroTech Leonardo
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Feb
19
2019

8 Golden Rules About Weather and Helicopter Flights

Posted by jhadmin

Aviation forecasts are a central tool to help pilots to identify anticipated weather threats and put in place a strategy to mitigate those threats during the pre-flight planning stage. However, a forecast only describes what is most likely to happen, and pilots must use their knowledge and experience to consider other possible outcomes associated with particular weather patterns.

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Tags: IHSF
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Feb
19
2019

FreeFlight Systems announces certification and immediate availability of the Avail Performance Package, a complete ADS-B solution for twin turboprop aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

February 19, 2018 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Avail Performance Package is now shipping and available for installation. The package recently received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) and Approved Model List (AML) certification. The AML STC allows for the installation of the Avail Performance Package into over 25 makes and models of twin turboprop aircraft from M7 Aerospace, Piper Aircraft, and Textron Aviation.

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems NextGen
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Feb
19
2019

Heli-Expo 2019: Kopter Group will exhibit its SH09 helicopter in a passenger transport configuration and unveil an innovative flight training solution

Posted by jhadmin

Wetzikon, Switzerland, February 19, 2019 – Kopter Group will have a high-profile participation at this year’s Heli-Expo show in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, displaying a full-scale mock-up of its new SH09 helicopter outfitted with a seven-seat transport configuration (five passengers and two pilots) engineered and manufactured by Metro Aviation. After developing SH09 law enforcement and EMS interiors, Metro Aviation has extended its cooperation with Kopter Group to feature this new cabin layout – once again emphasizing the SH09’s versatility and attributes.

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Tags: Heli-Expo Kopter Group SH09
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Feb
18
2019

Genesys Aerosystems earns STC for modernized avionics suite on Airbus EC-145e

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX (February 18, 2019) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its avionics suite utilizing the IDU-450 featuring 8.0H software on the Airbus Helicopters EC-145e. The IDU-450 coupled with the recently announced IFR HeliSAS allows operators to fly IFR either in single or dual pilot operations.

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Tags: Genesys
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Feb
18
2019

LEONARDO'S M-40 TARGET DRONE SEES FIRST ACTION IN ITALIAN NAVY TRAINING EXERCISE

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo’s new M-40 target drone flew its first live missions for the Italian Navy in a recent training exercise at an Italian joint armed forces test range. The exercise saw the aircraft carrier Cavour and its complement of AV8B+ fighter aircraft training alongside the Navy destroyer Mimbelli against M-40 drones which were simulating a range of incoming threats.

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Tags: Italian Navy Leonardo
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