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Sep
25
2018

Boeing MH-139 to Replace U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

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Sep
25
2018

U.S. AIR FORCE SELECTS THE MH-139 BASED ON THE WORLD-CLASS LEONARDO AW139 HELICOPTER FOR INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE PROTECTION AND GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY FORCES TRANSPORT MISSIONS

Posted by jhadmin

The United States Air Force (USAF) today selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by 2021, the aircraft will take over the role of protecting the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) bases and the transportation of U.S. government and security forces.

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Sep
24
2018

New products from ELITE Simulation Solutions

Posted by jhadmin

Orlando, Fl. — ELITE Simulation Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of several new hardware products and a new version of their widely-used IFR training software. The much-anticipated release of ELITE XTS Home, a flight training software program specifically designed for pilots, leads the way and creates the demand for several of the new hardware products.

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Dardanelle, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On August 25, 2018, about 1600 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, impacted terrain about a one-half mile north of Dardanelle, California. The airline transport pilot received serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the top of the fuselage, the main rotor blades and the tail rotor ninety-degree gearbox. The helicopter was registered to Roberts Aircraft Company and operated by Trans Aero Limited of Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a public aircraft external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed along the route of flight about the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from a staging area near Bald Mountain, California about 1445.

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Granger, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On August 21, 2018, about 1218 central daylight time, a Hughes 369FF, N530FU, struck overhead power lines near Granger, Texas. The flight instructor and foreign registered military pilot undergoing instruction sustained fatal injuries and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Air 1 Sandpoint Helicopters Inc. and operated by Brunner Aerospace under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, Texas, about 1208 and was destined for Taylor Municipal Airport, Taylor, Texas.

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Billings, MT

Posted by jhadmin

On September 12, 2018, about 1240 mountain daylight time, a Robert L. Coons RW 1 experimental amateur-built helicopter, N166LC, was substantially damaged after colliding with a hangar while maneuvering at Billings Logan International Airport (BIL), Billings, Montana. The pilot, who was the registered owner of the helicopter, was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed at an unknown time.

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Sep
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters focuses on the wind turbine growth market

Posted by jhadmin

Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately €9 billion. Airbus Helicopters will present its supply, maintenance and crew transport solutions at the WindEnergy expo, which will be held in Hamburg from 25 to 28 September.

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Sep
20
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Orchard Lake, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On September 3, 2018, about 1440 eastern daylight time, a skid-equipped MD Helicopters 369E helicopter, N1601Y, impacted terrain during takeoff at Orchard Lake, Michigan. The left seat pilot, the sole occupant, sustained serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to HiFlite Inc., Rochester Hills, Michigan and was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local area flight originated from the pilot's private heliport, McPhail Heliport (7MI1), Orchard Lake, about 1440.

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Sep
20
2018

KAMAN ANNOUNCES $48.6 MILLION JOINT PROGRAMMABLE FUZE ORDER

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.-- Sep. 20, 2018 -- Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its Aerospace segment has been awarded a direct commercial sale (DCS) order for the procurement of Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) with an expected total value of $48.6 million.

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Sep
20
2018

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.’S AVIONICS PROTECTION PLAN SELECTED BY AFRICA-BASED HELICOPTER OPERATORS

Posted by jhadmin

The Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) Avionics Protection Plan has been selected by leading Africa-based helicopter operators Heliconia of Morocco, Caverton of Nigeria and Titan Helicopters of South Africa. These fleet operators will benefit from maintenance coverage on their Honeywell helicopter avionics with reduced exposure to unexpected maintenance costs, leading to better control of annual maintenance budgets.

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Sep
20
2018

Royal Thai Air Force expands fleet with additional H225M order

Posted by jhadmin

Thailand, – Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of four H225M (previously known as EC725) multirole utility helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), as part of the fleet strengthening programme. This follow-on order will bring the RTAF’s H225M fleet to 12 units by 2021.

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Sep
20
2018

Airbus Corporate Helicopters Displays New ACH135 Helionix at Monaco Yacht Show for the First Time

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, – Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) Airbus’ dedicated private and business helicopter entity, will display the company’s new ACH135 Helionix for the first time on the rooftop of the Monaco Yacht Club during the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show. Fitted with the company’s in-house ACH Line interior configuration, the updated, Helionix-equipped provides a technological leap forward for the light, twin-engine helicopter, offering concern-free flying ideal for marine, urban and wilderness environments.

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Sep
20
2018

StandardAero Cuts Ribbon on New 206,000 Sq. Ft. Cincinnati Component Repair Facility -- Will Hire 200-300 New Employees to Meet Growing Customer Demands

Posted by jhadmin

Scottsdale, Ariz. – StandardAero Component Services recently cut the ribbon on a new 206,000 sq. ft. repair facility, directly adjacent to its current 236,000 sq. ft. component repair facility in Cincinnati, nearly doubling its capacity to accommodate rapid growth in customer demands during 2018 and beyond.

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Sep
20
2018

BELL 505 ENTERS SOUTHERN AFRICAN MARKET

Posted by jhadmin

This week, National Airways Corporation (NAC) celebrated the entry into market of Bell’s newest commercial aircraft, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Guests were invited to attend an exclusive unveiling event organized at the NAC Lanseria airport facility in South Africa showcasing a pair of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters recently delivered to a couple, who are both pilots.

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Sep
20
2018

Flightdocs Announces Organizational Changes; Greg Heine is Named President

Posted by jhadmin

BONITA SPRINGS, Florida, — Flightdocs, the leading provider of cloud-based aircraft maintenance tracking, compliance, and inventory management services, today announced a series of organizational changes designed to support and promote growth.

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Sep
18
2018

SIKORSKY HH-60W COMBAT RESCUE HELICOPTER WEAPONS SYSTEM, OPERATIONAL FLIGHT TRAINERS IN FINAL ASSEMBLY

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today that final assembly of the first HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Weapons System and Operational Flight Trainers is underway, supporting the smooth entry of the aircraft into the U.S. Air Force fleet in 2020.

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Sep
18
2018

CHC Australia Awarded New Helicopter Services Contract for Offshore Northwest Australia

Posted by jhadmin

PERTH, AUSTRALIA, September 18, 2018 – CHC Helicopter has been awarded a ground-breaking helicopter services contract by Woodside and other operators in the North West Shelf and North West Cape regions, providing passenger transfer flights, medical evacuation and search and rescue services for four customers from bases in Australia’s Pilbara region.

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Sep
18
2018

Metro Aviation delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Posted by jhadmin

Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 to Washington Hospital Center’s MedSTAR Transport program.

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Sep
17
2018

FAA's Hurricane Florence Update | September 17, 2018

Posted by jhadmin

FAA facilities and equipment are returning to normal operations. All commercial service airports have reopened, however, most are conducting limited operations at this time.

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Sep
17
2018

RAMM AEROSPACE OFFERS UNIQUE REPLACEMENT AS350 STAINLESS STEEL HEATER LINE KITS, TRANSPORT CANADA AND FAA APPROVED

Posted by jhadmin

Saint-Laurent, Quebec – September 17, 2018 - RAMM Aerospace is pleased to offer a TCCA and FAA approved Replacement AS350 Heater Line Kit with several unique features.

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Sep
17
2018

Frasca Named Sub for Navy TH-57 Aircrew Training Contract

Posted by jhadmin

September 17, 2018. Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) has been named sub-contractor for the Navy TH-57 Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract, which was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to FlightSafety Services Corporation includes contract instructional services (CIS), contractor operations & maintenance services (COMS) and Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) for CNATRA.

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Sep
16
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Custer, SD

Posted by jhadmin

On August 2, 2018, about 0930 mountain daylight time, a Bell 47G 3B helicopter, N347BH, experienced an engine power anomaly during attempted landing at Crazy Horse Heliport (0SD9), Custer, South Dakota. On approach, the pilot noticed the RPMs had dropped below normal operating range. The pilot increased throttle but was unable to recover RPMs within normal range and the helicopter descended toward the ground. The pilot executed a forced landing in a grassy area on the side of a highway. The helicopter rolled to the right after landing and sustained substantial damage to the main rotor. The commercial-rated pilot and one passenger were not injured. Another passenger received minor injuries. The airplane was registered to Dakota Rotors and operated by Black Hills Helicopters under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, and no flight plan was filed.

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Sep
16
2018

Era Group and Bel Air Aviation enter teaming agreement

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON, (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- We are happy to announce that today Era Group and Bel Air Aviation have entered into a teaming agreement.

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Sep
12
2018

CHC’s 14th Safety & Quality Summit Less than a Month Away

Posted by jhadmin

IRVING, TX – September 12, 2018 – In less than a month, delegates and speakers from across the aviation, safety, energy, insurance and legal will gather in Texas to discuss the latest in safety best practices and knowledge at the 14th CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Summit will take place October 2-4 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center.

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Sep
12
2018

Rockwell Collins at AFA Air, Space and Cyber 2018: Keeping warfighters connected, informed and secure in contested environments

Posted by jhadmin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Next week at the Air Force Association (AFA) Air, Space and Cyber Conference in National Harbor, Md., Rockwell Collins (booth 809) will showcase its latest technology that’s helping warfighters stay connected, informed and secure in contested environments. Demonstrations include the company’s suite of next-generation avionics, airborne communications, and live and synthetic blended training solutions.

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Sep
12
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Prescott, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing straight-in autorotations in the helicopter. During the autorotative descent, about 400 ft above ground level with the student at the controls, the instructor noticed a high rate of descent and a decay in main rotor rpm. The instructor told the student that he had the controls and started applying collective and throttle to recover rpm. He felt the collective go up and again told the student that he had the controls. The instructor was unable to arrest the descent before the helicopter landed hard and rolled over. The instructor reported that there were no pre-impact mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airframe or engine that would have precluded normal operation. He further stated that the accident could have been prevented if he had stayed ahead of his student and the helicopter.

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Sep
12
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Riverside, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On August 17, 2018, about 1050 Pacific daylight time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N105JL, was substantially damaged following a hard landing during a practice autorotation at Riverside Municipal Airport (RAL), Riverside, California. The certified flight instructor received minor injuries and the pilot receiving instruction was seriously injured. The helicopter was registered to Helicopters Unlimited, La Crescenta, California, and operated by Western Helicopters, Inc., Riverside, California, in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological condition prevailed for the local instructional flight, which departed RAL about 1030, and no flight plan was filed.

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Sep
12
2018

FAA's Hurricane Florence Update

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration closely monitors forecasted hurricanes and severe weather events and prepares FAA facilities and equipment to withstand storm damage. We prepare and protect air traffic control facilities along the projected storm path so we can quickly resume operations after the hurricane passes. Enabling flights to resume quickly is critical to support disaster relief efforts.

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Sep
12
2018

MDHI COMPLETES INITIAL DELIVERY OF ENHANCED M 530F CAYUSE WARRIOR HELICOPTERS TO THE AFGHAN AIR FORCE

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today the delivery of the first five (5) MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters to the Afghan Air Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Ordered against MDHI’s 5-year, $1.4 billion IDIQ, these aircraft are the first of 30 new MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters that will join the AAF Aviation Unit this year. Delivered in less than 10 months from the September 2017 contract award, the first five aircraft reached Kandahar on August 8, 2018, and were readied for active service in less than 10 days.

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Sep
12
2018

TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY PURCHASES MD 530F

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new MD 530F by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The proven MD 530F, single-engine helicopter is configured to support powerline utility, inspections, and construction operations throughout TVA’s multi-state service area, as well as increase safety and reduce costs. This will be the third MDHI F-model to join the TVA fleet.

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