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Jan
20
2017

CHC Australia Reaches 25,000 Hour Milestone on AW139

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA – CHC Group (OTC Pink Sheets: HELIQ) announced it had recently reached the 25,000 flight hour milestone on its fleet of AW139s in Australia.

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Jan
20
2017

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA Validation of its SMS Program

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O’FALLON, Mo., - Air Evac Lifeteam’s continued commitment to safety was recently validated by the FAA when its Safety Management System was awarded the designation of “Active Conformance.” This is the highest status a SMS can achieve.

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Jan
20
2017

Vector Aerospace signs Rolls-Royce T56 support contract with major European government

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Gosport, UK - Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has signed a contract with a major European government for the overhaul of Rolls-Royce T56 turboprop engines. The contract, which has a multi-year term, covers the overhaul of T56 engines, modules, components and accessories.

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Tags: MRO Rolls-Royce Vector Aerospace
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Jan
20
2017

University of North Dakota Adds Robinson R44 Cadet Trainer

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Torrance, CA— On January 13th, Robinson Helicopter Company delivered an R44 Cadet to the University of North Dakota (UND). This is the first Cadet to be used in UND’s prestigious flight training program.

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Jan
20
2017

Vector Aerospace expands FAA-approved ADS-B STC upgrade to include light category helicopters

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Langley, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to extend its ADS-B solutions to cover the Airbus Helicopters H120/EC120, H125/AS350, H130/EC130 and H135/EC135 series, with operators able to choose from either the L3 Lynx NGT-9000 or Garmin GTX-345 transponders.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters FAA STC Vector Aerospace
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Jan
18
2017

DART Aerospace Teams Up with Air Zermatt to Improve H130/EC130T2 Basket Performance

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Hawkesbury – (January 18, 2017) – The DART Aerospace EC130 Heli-Utility-Basket has been the only external cargo expansion option of its type since arriving on the market in 2010. When Air Zermatt, world-renowned alpine search and rescue operator and longtime DART customer acquired a H130 (EC130T2), they purchased the DART basket. CEO and pilot with Air Zermatt Gerold Biner described this product as “an indispensable tool for our versatile operation”. Since the initial certification flight tests for the basket were conducted on an EC130B4, Air Zermatt quickly found that their H130 was capable of more with the basket installed.

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Tags: Dart DART Aerospace EC130 Heli-Utility-Basket
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Jan
17
2017

2nd Generation Wheels for Robinsons

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Saint-Nicolas (Lévis), QC, – Helitowcart, a specialist in helicopter ground handling devices and helicopter accessories has been known for over a decade for its sturdy wheels for Robinsons. This year as part of its continuous improvement philosophy the company proceeded to review and significantly modernize its wheels. The engineering process resulted in a truly refreshed product line.

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Jan
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: San Pedro, CA

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On January 4, 2017, about 1735 Pacific standard time, a Robinson R22, N702JJ, collided with the water near San Pedro, California. JJ Helicopters was operating the helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The commercial pilot and one passenger sustained fatal injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The local photography flight departed Torrance Municipal Airport, Torrance, California, about 1635 PST. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Jan
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Mt. Baldy, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On December 29, 2016, at 1131 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II, N324RS, landed hard near the peak of Mount Baldy, in San Bernardino County, California. The helicopter was registered to November Alpha LLC., and operated by the pilot under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries, and the three passengers were not injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage during the accident sequence. The personal flight departed Fullerton Municipal Airport, Fullerton, California at 1100 with a planned destination of Mount Baldy. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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Jan
17
2017

KAMAN COMPLETES FIRST K-MAX® AIRFRAME FROM JACKSONVILLE PRODUCTION LINE

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn., – (NYSE:KAMN) Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman) announced today that it has successfully delivered its first airframe from the re-opened K-MAX® production line in Jacksonville, Florida to the Company’s plant in Bloomfield, Connecticut where it will undergo final assembly, testing, and certification.

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Jan
17
2017

FAA and Skypan International, Inc., Reach Agreement on Unmanned Aircraft Enforcement Cases

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today announced a comprehensive settlement agreement with SkyPan International, Inc., of Chicago. The agreement resolves enforcement cases that alleged the company operated unmanned aircraft (UAS) in congested airspace over New York City and Chicago, and violated airspace regulations and aircraft operating rules.

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Tags: drone FAA Federal Aviation Administration SkyPan International U.S. Department of Transportation UAS
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Jan
17
2017

Bell Helicopter’s Customer Support Moves Forward with Velocity into 2017

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Fort Worth, TX (January 17, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced significant progress with its customer service – continuing to provide the best customer support in the industry.

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Jan
17
2017

Elbit Systems Awarded Approximately $17 Million Contract to Supply Ground Breaking BrightNite™ Systems to an Air Force in a NATO Country

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Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a contract to supply groundbreaking, multi spectral BrightNite system to an air force in a NATO country. The contract, in an amount of approximately $17 million, will be performed over a thirty-month period Low-flying helicopters are especially vulnerable to threats such as difficult terrain, enemy fire and obstacles in the flight path. Sorties must be performed both day and night and often carried out in DVE conditions, adding to the already heavy workload. Prior to BrightNite, flight crews have had to rely on night vision goggles (which have limited capabilities) to accomplish their mission. Factors like complete darkness, poor weather conditions, brownouts, whiteouts and sandstorms limit the pilots’ Field of View (FOV). Lightweight, compact and cost-effective, BrightNite™ is a multi-spectral end to end panoramic piloting solution that delivers the landscape scenery directly to both eyes of the pilot, including 2D flight Symbology and 3D mission symbology, enabling intuitive head-up eyes-out orientation flight in pitch dark and other low visibility landing conditions, including Elbit Systems’ unique brownout symbology. The scenery picture is driven from the multi-spectral sensor which fused multiple day and night cameras into one crystal clear very intuitive piloting picture regardless of outer light conditions.

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Jan
17
2017

Bell Helicopter and Simrik Air Celebrate First Bell 407GXP Delivery in Nepal

Posted by jhadmin

Kathmandu, Nepal – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of the first Bell 407GXP to Nepal with customer Simrik Air. This is the customer’s first Bell helicopter and is outfitted for multi-mission capabilities, including travel and tourism and search and rescue. Bell Helicopter and Simrik Air commemorated the delivery at a special ceremony in Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Jan
17
2017

Department of Health of Puerto Rico Selects the Bell 429 for Medical Operations

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 429 to the Department of Health, Puerto Rico. The aircraft is configured for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and equipped to conduct medical rescue missions throughout the region.

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Jan
12
2017

Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract to Increase Aircraft Autonomy

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STRATFORD, Conn., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has won the contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency's (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program.

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Tags: Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System ALIAS DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Jan
12
2017

Second Drone Advisory Committee Meeting on January 31

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WASHINGTON – At its second meeting on January 31, 2017 in Reno, NV, the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) will continue to help the Federal Aviation Administration prioritize its efforts to integrate unmanned aircraft systems – or drones – into the national airspace. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announced the creation of the DAC as a federal advisory committee in May 2016, and the DAC first met in September 2016.

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Jan
12
2017

SAE International Tasked by FAA to Develop Two New Technical Standards for Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters

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WARRENDALE, Pa. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has requested that SAE International develop two new aerospace recommended practice (ARP) standards dealing with Rotorcraft Inlet Barrier Filters.

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Jan
11
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES AIRBUS H225 ON LEASE WITH GHS

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has agreed to lease one Airbus H225 helicopter to Global Helicopter Service GmbH (“GHS”), a German operator with a strong presence in Africa, for utility and humanitarian support missions.

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Jan
11
2017

Garmin announces new 2017 classroom pilot training classes

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Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2017 to include additional classes throughout the United States. In addition to scheduled classes for the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series and G500/G600 glass flight display systems, on-demand classes for the G1000, G3000, and G5000 Integrated Flight Decks and supplemental eLearning opportunities are also available. These new training opportunities and locations provide pilots with varying levels of experience a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors.

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Jan
10
2017

FAA Issues General Aviation Medical Rule

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a final rule (PDF) that allows general aviation pilots to fly without holding an FAA medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements outlined in Congressional legislation.

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Jan
10
2017

Call for Papers Issued for 2017 CHC Safety & Quality Summit in Dallas

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DALLAS, – The formal call for papers is officially out for the 2017 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, focusing on the theme “Can we truly manage all of the risk: what if the barriers are not as robust as we think?”

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Jan
10
2017

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

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Valencia – Spain – Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility.

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Tags: Bell 429 Bell Helicopter Bell Helicopter Training Academy BTA EASA European Aviation Safety Agency FFS Full Flight Simulator textron TRU Simulation
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Jan
09
2017

DOS RIOS PARTNERS ACQUIRES PATHFINDER AVIATION

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Homer, Alaska – Dos Rios Partners (“Dos Rios”), a Texas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Pathfinder Aviation (“Pathfinder”). Dos Rios partnered with Chuck Constant and Pete Henrikson of Phoenix Aviation Group of Dallas, TX and acquired Pathfinder from its founder and previous owner, Michael Fell. Chuck and Pete will lead the company as CEO and EVP of Operations, respectively.

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Jan
09
2017

LEONARDO AWARDED £271 MILLION AW159 WILDCAT INTEGRATED SUPPORT & TRAINING (WIST) CONTRACT BY UK MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

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Leonardo has been awarded a £271 million (approximately €320 million) contract by the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) to deliver support and training services for their fleet of 62 AW159 Wildcat helicopters operated by the British Army and Royal Navy. The five year contract was announced by Harriett Baldwin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, during a visit today to Leonardo’s Yeovil facility in South West England. The contract will commence 1st April 2017 and confirms the price the MOD will pay for Wildcat training and support for the next five years of the 30 year WIST contract awarded in 2012.

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Jan
09
2017

EASA OKs BLR Aerospace FastFin System for AB412 Helicopters

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EVERETT, Jan. 9, 2017 – The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AB412 helicopters, the company announced today.

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Jan
09
2017

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) today announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications

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Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) today announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR9868AC to ADI for the Robinson R44 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of a combination of both internal avionics modifications as well as the addition of a NVIS white LED overlay and instrument cluster. “As this platform has successfully grown and gained popularity in the marketplace over the years it’s been an opportunity that we have been looking forward to for some time.” said ADI’s Chief Operating Officer Tonka Hufford. “Our team is very proud of this modification and once again provided the superior solution in both night and day time instrument readability for our customers.”

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Jan
09
2017

Robinson’s R66 Turbine Marine Receives EASA Final Approval

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Torrance, CA— On December 20, 2016 EASA issued final approval for the R66 Turbine Marine pop-out float installation. After tests conducted in July demonstrated the pop-out float installation meets Sea State 4 requirements, EASA officially approved the Marine to be used in emergency situations and for commercial operations. Sea State refers to the height, period, and character of waves on the surface of a large body of water. The tests were conducted in Spain at a facility capable of simulating the required conditions.

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Jan
09
2017

M International appoints new Vice President Sales & Marketing

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MCLEAN, VA - M International is pleased to announce the promotion of Mr. Chuck Hurdleston into the role of Vice President Sales and Marketing. In his new role, Mr. Hurdleston is responsible for further developing and implementing strategic sales plans plus set performance expectations for his entire sales team that coincide with customers' expectations of our company.

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Jan
05
2017

CURTISS-WRIGHT COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF TELETRONICS TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION

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CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Teletronics Technology Corporation (TTC) for $233 million in cash. TTC is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-technology data acquisition and comprehensive flight test instrumentation systems for critical aerospace and defense applications. The acquisition provides increased breadth to Curtiss-Wright’s existing data acquisition product portfolio, as well as geographic expansion and the opportunity to leverage TTC’s domestic presence and Curtiss-Wright’s existing international presence.

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