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Apr
24
2017

NTSB Report Released: Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom

Posted by jhadmin

On March 29, 2017, about 1500 coordinated universal time, an Aerospatiale AS355 F1 helicopter, G-OHCP, collided with Rhinog Fawr mountain in Snowdonia, Wales, United Kingdom. The pilot and four passengers were fatally injured.

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Apr
24
2017

NTSB Report Released: Reefton, West Coast, New Zealand

Posted by jhadmin

On March 27, 2017, about 0345 Universal Time, a Robinson R22, New Zealand registration ZK-IHA, impacted forested terrain about 5.5 miles north of Reefton, West Coast. The pilot, the sole occupant was fatally injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. It was reported that the purpose of the flight was a private hunting flight.

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Apr
24
2017

BasicMed Begins

Posted by jhadmin

General aviation pilots can now prepare to fly under BasicMed without holding a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) medical certificate as long as they meet certain requirements. They can fly under BasicMed beginning on May 1, the effective date of the January 10 final rule. It offers pilots an alternative to the FAA's medical qualification process for third class medical certificates, while keeping general aviation pilots safe and flying affordable.

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Apr
24
2017

H145 is best in class for hoist operations with increased engine power

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane – Airbus has extended the flight envelope of the H145 by enhancing the helicopter’s OEI power. The acronym OEI stands for “One-engine-inoperative”, measuring the performance of an aircraft with only one engine remaining operative. With the increased power, the light-twin helicopter H145 can accommodate two additional technicians or can fly longer distances during a mission which requires human external cargo (HEC) operations.

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Apr
24
2017

CHC Wins Contract with Providence Resources PLC

Posted by jhadmin

ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, April 24, 2017 – CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced it has signed a new contract with Providence Resources plc (“Providence”) to provide helicopter services in support of its Exploration well program on the Druid/Drombeg prospect in Frontier Exploration Licence 2/14 of the southern Porcupine Basin, Offshore Ireland, some 215 kilometers off the southwest coast of Ireland. The contract will see a dedicated Sikorsky S-92 flying out of Cork Airport beginning this June and will once again see CHC work in conjunction with Lloyd’s Register (“LR”) as the wells project management company.

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Apr
24
2017

DART Aerospace to exhibit at FAMEX 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada (April 24th, 2017) – DART Aerospace will be exhibiting for the first time at the International Trade & Air Show, FAMEX 2017 at the Base Aérea Militar No. 1, in Santa Lucía, Zumpango, México from April 26th to the 29th 2017.

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Tags: DART Aerospace FAMEX
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Apr
21
2017

Routine Review of SKYTRAC FDM Data Assists Sequoia Helicopters in Proactive Maintenance Planning

Posted by jhadmin

What's the value of Helicopter Flight Data Monitoring? Sequoia Helicopters, specialists in charter services for government and private clients, used HFDM data during pre-season test flights on a new Bell 212 engine this Spring. The results demonstrated the power of FDM data for proactive maintenance, improved safety and better organizational planning according to CEO Ralph Wagner.

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Tags: Sequoia Helicopters SkyTrac
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Apr
21
2017

New STC; FAA approved installation of the EAGLE Generation II Digital Audio System in Cessna 208B’s

Posted by jhadmin

Londonderry, NH (April 21, 2017) - Pro Star Aviation, with support from our in-house Organization Designation Authorization (ODA) delegation, is proud to announce we received approval for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) number SA00380BO - Installation of a Geneva Digital Audio System (for Cessna 208B’s) on April 13, 2017. The STC is applicable to Textron Aviation 208B models serial numbers 208B1190 thru 1216 and 208B2000 equipped with a Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Deck, and supports the installation of Eagle Audio’s (formerly Geneva Aviation) Generation II Digital Audio System, providing for multiple, highly customizable, tactical radio inputs typical for use in law enforcement and special missions operations.

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Tags: Eagle Audo garmin Pro Star Aviation
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Apr
20
2017

Frasca International Sells Airbus H125 Helicopter Flight Simulator to Aero Asahi Corporation, Japan’s Largest Civil Helicopter Business

Posted by jhadmin

URBANA, ILLINOIS (April 20, 2017) --- Frasca International has sold a Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Airbus H125 AStar (350B3) single-engine helicopter to Aero Asahi Corporation (AAC), Japan’s leading civil helicopter company.

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Apr
20
2017

Ultimate HELI – Antarctica expedition 2017

Posted by jhadmin

We are proud to announce that we have concluded our third successive Antarctica season where we operated off a scientific research vessel and supported two permanent Antarctica stations in the American Highlands and Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. The helicopter and crew departed from Cape Town in late December 2016 and safely returned back to Cape Town at the end April 2017.

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Apr
20
2017

Safran signs first customer support contract in South Korea

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines is proud to announce the signing of its first support contract in South Korea with Aero Peace. This 5Star Plans Business agreement will cover the Arriel 1D1 engine powering Aero Peace's AS350B2. The contract has been announced during Rotorcraft Asia in Singapore, in the presence of Bruno Even, Chief Executive Officer of Safran Helicopter Engines and Mr. Hanbaek Kim, Business Development Director of Aero Peace. 5Star Plans contracts have already been signed in Spain, Norway and United States. Aero Peace's contract is the first one finalized in Asia.

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Tags: Aero Peace Safran Helicopter Engines
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Apr
20
2017

MISSOURI-BASED COXHEALTH EXPANDS AIR MEDICAL FLEET TO INCLUDE SECOND MD EXPLORER

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the expansion of the CoxHealth air medical fleet to include a second MD Explorer helicopter. Springfield, Missouri-based CoxHealth has purchased an MD 900 Explorer from MDHI that was previously operated by the Dutch Police and the United States Coast Guard. The light-twin engine helicopter will be upgraded at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona Factory Service Center where it will be converted to a “zero-time” MD 902. The MD 900-to-902 Upgrade is offered exclusively by MD Helicopters.

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Apr
20
2017

Sikorsky Announces Expanded Support in Asia with Plans for New Customer Support Center

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company today announced plans to expand its S-92® and S-76™ helicopter support services in the Asia-Pacific region. Thai Aviation Services is scheduled to become the first Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Thailand by the end of 2017. The announcement was made at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin S-76 S-92 Sikorsky Thailand
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Apr
19
2017

Q1 Resale Value updates to The Official Helicopter Blue Book®

Posted by jhadmin

HeliValue$, Inc. held its first quarter Blue Book pricing review on March 31, 2017. Resale pricing adjustments were made for the models listed below. Airbus AS-350B2, AS-355N, EC-155B1, AS-365N3 Agusta AW109E, AW109S, AW119K Bell 206BIII, 206L-3, 206L-4, 407GX Sikorsky S-76A++, S-76C, S-76C+, S-92A

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Apr
19
2017

USHST Finalizes Reorganization of Safety Work Groups

Posted by jhadmin

With a renewed focus on developing safety enhancements to reduce the number of fatal accidents, the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has restructured its front line work groups.

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Apr
19
2017

Tata Steel Ltd. Adds Second Bell 429 to Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore (April 19, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Tata Steel Group has purchased a second Bell 429 helicopter to support their steel production operations.

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Apr
19
2017

Meghna Aviation to Become First Operator of Bell 429 in Bangladesh

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore (April 19, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of a Bell 429 to Meghna Aviation Ltd. (Meghna) in Bangladesh, making it the first Bell 429 to operate in Bangladesh providing corporate, leisure and utility charter.

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Tags: Bell 429 Bell Helicopter Meghna Meghna Aviation textron
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Apr
19
2017

Bell Helicopter Delivers Two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore (April 19, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to PT. Carpediem Mandiri for supply to the Flight Calibration Department of the Indonesian Ministry of Transportation. The delivery marks the first two Bell 429s to be used for flight calibration operations throughout Indonesia, performing instrument calibration for Helicopter Ground Instrument Landing and Departing Systems at airports, heliports and helipads.

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Apr
18
2017

Bell Helicopter and Air Pacific Utama Celebrate a Number of Firsts at Rotorcraft Asia

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore (April 18, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the purchase agreement signing of the first Bell 407GXP to an Indonesian customer, Air Pacific Utama (PT APU) and the signing for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the first Asia-based customer to sign for the new service solution.

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Tags: Air Pacific Utama Bell 407GXP Bell Helicopter CAP Customer Advantage Plan PT APU textron
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Apr
18
2017

CAMTS Awards Accreditation to Three Medical Transport Services

Posted by jhadmin

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) proudly awarded accreditation to three medical transport services at the CAMTS April board meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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Apr
18
2017

CMD Flight Solutions and Shadin Avionics announce FAA Approval on ADS-B Out Flight ID solution for Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder

Posted by jhadmin

CMD Flight Solutions, the global leader in ADS-B Out AML STC solutions, announces FAA approval on a Flight ID enhancement for the Collins TDR-94/94D Transponder. This solution saves up to $15,000 depending on current equipage.

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Tags: CMD Flight Solutions Collins DER-94D Colllins TDR-94 Shadin
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Apr
18
2017

Sikorsky Recognizes Brunei Shell Petroleum for 50 Years of Continuous Service with Sikorsky Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, April 18, 2017 – Sikorsky today recognized Brunei Shell Petroleum (BSP) for 50 years of continuous service with Sikorsky helicopters. The recognition event took place at the inaugural 2017 Rotorcraft Asia show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company.

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Apr
18
2017

Airbus Helicopters selects SingPost as Skyways logistics partner

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters is collaborating with Singapore Post (SingPost) as its logistics partner for the innovative Skyways parcel delivery project. The announcement was made today at the inaugural Rotorcraft Asia exhibition taking place in Singapore.

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Apr
18
2017

IT’S OFFICIAL: ABLE CHANGES NAME TO ABLE AEROSPACE SERVICES, INC.

Posted by jhadmin

Able Engineering & Component Services Inc. and Able Aerospace Inc. have merged into a single entity named Able Aerospace Services, Inc. The change caps off a progression that began with the company’s early 2016 acquisition by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company.

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Apr
18
2017

AAR Amsterdam Ranked No. 1, Named Outstanding Component Repair Provider by NATO

Posted by jhadmin

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — AAR’s (NYSE: AIR) Aircraft Component Repair facility in Amsterdam has been named “Outstanding Source of Repair” and ranked No. 1 among all Component Source of Repair (SOR) facilities for 2016 by the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) and the International Aerospace Management Company (IAMCO), which manages maintenance work for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. AAR has received this prestigious recognition three times since 2005.

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Tags: AAR IAMCO International Aerospace Management Company NATO Support and Procurement Agency NSPA Outstanding Source of Repair
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Apr
17
2017

Bell Helicopter to Exhibit Future of Warfighting at Army Aviation Summit

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX (April 17, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its show plans for the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., April 26-28, 2017. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation aircraft, as well as the newly introduced Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor model.

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Apr
13
2017

Airbus Helicopters spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, Airbus Helicopters will showcase its comprehensive range of rotary wing products and technologies at next week’s Rotorcraft Asia. The inaugural tradeshow dedicated to the growing Asia Pacific helicopter market, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 April 2017.

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Apr
13
2017

Airbus Helicopters and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

Posted by jhadmin

Bucharest, Romania, Airbus Helicopters and IAR have signed a general agreement for an exclusive cooperation for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H215M IAR Romanian Ministry of Defense
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Apr
13
2017

Continued Success for Bell 505 in China

Posted by jhadmin

Shanghai, China (April 12, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation Co. Ltd. announced today a signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 helicopters during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The customer will use the two aircraft for agriculture pesticide management missions.

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Apr
12
2017

Bell 429 Gaining Traction for HEMS Missions in China

Posted by jhadmin

Shanghai, China (April 12, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Beijing Yugao Aviation Group (YGA), announced today a signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). This is the customer’s first aircraft and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and search and rescue transport.

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Tags: ABACE Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition Beijing Yugao Aviation Group Bell 429 Bell Helicopter Helicopter Emergency Medical Service HEMS textron
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