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May
20
2017

Universal Avionics Provides LPV Payback Calculator for Operators Considering SBAS Upgrades

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – During the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE), Universal Avionics is showing operators just how easy it is to save on flight hours, fuel, and engine reserves when equipped for Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV). The company is featuring an “LPV Payback Calculator” in booth Y66 throughout the show so attendees can calculate the payback period of a Satellite-Based Augmentation System (SBAS) upgrade for their aircraft.

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May
20
2017

Resources Available for Operators Seeking 2017 EGNOS Funding

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GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – Universal Avionics’ EGNOS experts are on hand during the 2017 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) to help guide operators through the 2017 CEF funding application process. Through this funding, operators can take advantage of available grant money for regional, commercial, business (corporate), general and rotorcraft aircraft to equip with EGNOS/SBAS technology.

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May
19
2017

Metro Aviation hosts Leadership Conference

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19 MAY 2017 – Shreveport, LA – Metro Aviation introduced its Leadership Education, Advancement and Development (LEAD) conference in 2016 to help its partners navigate the business side of air medical operations. Realizing that many program directors are clinicians and not business majors, Metro’s management team developed the event to help fill the gaps between medical knowledge and business management, and equip its family of traditional, hospital-based programs with the tools needed to thrive in a competitive market.

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May
19
2017

NTSB Report Released: Santa Barbara, CA

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On May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed. - See more at: http://www.justhelicopters.com/ArticlesNews/IndustryWideNews/tabid/434/Article/103056/NTSB-Report-Released-Santa-Barbara-CA.aspx#sthash.hD9BzfWq.dpuf

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May
19
2017

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT TO EXPAND AVIATION SECTION WITH NEW MD 520N

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Mesa, Ariz., May 19, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the expansion of the Prince George’s County (MD) Police Department Aviation Section to include a third (3rd) MD 520N helicopter. Headquartered in College Park, Maryland, the Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) currently operates two (2) MD 520N helicopters, in service with PGPD since 2000.

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May
19
2017

KAMAN ANNOUNCES FIRST K-MAX® FLIGHT

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--May 19, 2017-- Kaman Aerosystems (“Kaman”) (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that a successful first flight of a K-MAX® helicopter from the newly reopened commercial production line took place on Friday, May 12, 2017. Delivery of the first two production aircraft to customer Lectern Aviation of China for a firefighting mission is scheduled to occur in the next few weeks.

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May
19
2017

Vector Aerospace becomes authorized Safran Helicopter Engines Arriel 2D Repair Centre

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Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received authorization from Safran Helicopter Engines to support the latest Arriel 2D model as a certified Repair Centre. This new approval, which extends Vector’s service capabilities on the Airbus Helicopters H125 and H130 platforms, continues Vector’s long-running support of the popular Arriel family of turboshafts.

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May
19
2017

Cabri G2 delivered by new UK distributor HeliGroup

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The latest Guimbal Cabri G2 has been sold by UK distributor, HeliGroup and is the first delivered from their Guimbal Centre of Excellence, Oxford.

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May
18
2017

Introducing the Garmin® Head-up Display (GHD) system for integrated flight decks

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Garmin Head-up Display (GHD 2100), for super-midsize, midsize and light business aircraft. The GHD system incorporates modern optical design within a single display unit, projecting a crisp, clear view of pertinent flight information while also offering superior integration with Garmin Integrated Flight Decks for a near-seamless transition between the GHD and primary flight display (PFD). The GHD is a compact, self-contained projection system with a large 30-degree by 24-degree field-of-view. Driven by the Garmin Integrated Flight Deck, the GHD projects a familiar presentation of critical flight information, symbology and more, contributing to increased safety and operational benefits and providing optimal situational awareness throughout every phase of flight.

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May
18
2017

M International Awarded AS9120 Recertification

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MCLEAN, Virginia - M International Inc., is pleased to announce they have been recertified in accordance with the requirements of AS9120A and ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standards for the sale and distribution of OEM Authorized aircraft components and parts, in addition to the performance of supply-chain support for US Defense-related equipment for both domestic and internationally based customers.

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May
18
2017

ASU Selected as FAA’s First Fixed Wing NVG Training Organization

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(BOISE, Idaho) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) was chosen as the first company ever contracted to train the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Standards Operations Inspectors and Aircraft Certification Pilots on the use of night vision goggles (NVGs) while operating fixed wing aircraft. ASU will provide both initial training and recurrent training to FAA beginning on July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.

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May
18
2017

How to Future Proof Your Mission Aircraft

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Troll’s LinkBox manages IP network payloads, cameras, antennas, encoding, decoding, encryption, reception and transmission using DVB-T, TCDLs and MIMO. The LinkBox is compatible with leading mapping interfaces and provides seamless network bridge between air and ground operations.

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May
18
2017

Getting Qualified to Use Drones in Furtherance of a Business Made Easy by King Schools

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San Diego CA – Drone pilots who want to fly their drones in furtherance of a business have a fun and quick way to prepare to pass the required Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate written test with Version 2.0 of the King Schools Drone Pilot License Test Prep Course. The course can be purchased at an introductory price of $99 until July 1, 2017 from KingSchools.com.

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May
18
2017

Vector Aerospace showcasing its customer-focused MRO solutions at EBACE2017, Europe’s biggest bizav event

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Geneva, Switzerland – Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2017), being held in Geneva, Switzerland, during May 22-24. EBACE is Europe's premier business and general aviation trade show, held annually.

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May
18
2017

Greater China’s 15 percent growth in civil helicopters is good news for Hong Kong’s aircraft financing ambitions

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HONG KONG, May 18 2017 – The number of civil turbine helicopters in Greater China is expected to grow to 621 aircraft in 2017, up 15% from 540 in 2016, according to a report by Asian Sky Group. Mainland China’s civil helicopter fleet is arguably the fastest-growing in the Asia Pacific region. Over 60% of its existing civil helicopter fleets are used for commercial services, such as agriculture and forest spraying, power line surveillance, and mine prospecting. The rest are used for corporate purposes and civil services, such as the police force as well as search and rescue. Demand is set to grow at a healthy rate of 17.5% until the year 2020.

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May
17
2017

Safran signs contract to support German NH90 engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 7-year support contract with BAAINBw (Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support) to support RTM322-powered NH90 operated by the German Army (Heer) and German Navy (Marine). This contract will support a total fleet of around 100 NH90 (82 TTH and 18 NTH).

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May
17
2017

SUMMIT AVIATION RECEIVES AS9110 CERTIFICATE

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MIDDLETOWN, Del., May 17, 2017 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has been awarded AS9110B Quality Management Standards certification.

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May
17
2017

DJI Partners with Unmanned Safety Institute to Help Students Prepare for Careers in Growing Drone Industry

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The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, and DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, announced a partnership to promote Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) learning in STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) providing students with a path for jobs in the rapidly growing commercial drone industry. The USI STEAM education program is tailored toward high schools and colleges, and provides teacher credentialing, course materials, and drones, supplied by DJI, to educational institutions throughout the United States.

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May
16
2017

Airbus Helicopters rolls out 700th H130

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Marignane, Airbus Helicopters celebrated a major milestone last week with the roll-out of the 700th H130 light single-engine helicopter, which will be operated by a private customer.

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May
16
2017

L3 WESCAM Launches MatriX™ ISR System Solutions Kits for Fixed- and Rotary-Wing Airborne Platforms

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BURLINGTON, Ontario, May 16, 2017 – L3 WESCAM announced today the launch of its MatriX™ ISR system solutions kits for fixed- and rotary-wing platforms. L3’s MatriX kits combine a series of best-in-class Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) technologies that provide an advanced level of ISR mission capabilities in airborne platforms that have traditionally conducted missions without them. The kits offer a low-cost, low-risk approach to extending the mission portfolio of defense and security customers who need to add ISR capability to an existing platform with the ability to easily revert to the platform’s original state, as required.

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May
16
2017

CHC Announces Two-Year Contract Extension with Shell Aberdeen

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ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, – CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced it has signed a two-year contract extension with Shell Aberdeen to provide helicopter services in support of their UK Continental Shelf operations.

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May
15
2017

Erickson Announces Leadership Change

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that Andrew Mills will serve as the interim president and CEO for the Company. Erickson exited bankruptcy on Friday, April 28th 2017 under new ownership comprised of a diverse shareholder group. Jeff Roberts resigned his position as president and CEO for the Company effective Friday, May 5th. The Erickson board thanks Jeff for his service to Erickson.

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May
15
2017

Columbia Helicopters Receives Coveted Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award For Quality, On-Time Delivery

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AURORA, Ore. – MAY 15, 2017 – Columbia Helicopters, Inc. has announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its CH-47 Chinook transmission repair efforts. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.

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May
15
2017

Airline Training Industry ‘Pioneer Awards’

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Orlando, FL - Three pioneers of the global aviation training community were recognized at the annual meeting of airline, regulatory and industry training experts, WATS 2017, (World Airline Training Conference and Tradeshow).

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May
15
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING DELIVERS S-92 AND S-76C++ HELICOPTERS TO OMNI IN BRAZIL

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Limerick, Ireland – Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered a Sikorsky S-92 and S-76C++ to Omni Taxi Aero (OTA) to be used in support of charter contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Brazil. Both aircraft were previously operated by CHC and returned as part of CHC’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.

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May
15
2017

Night Vision Award Committee Announces Final Call for Entries for the 2017 Night Vision Awards

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(BOISE, Idaho- May 15, 2017) The Night Vision Awards selection committee has announced a June 30th deadline for nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, Nevada at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27th at an awards reception in Edge Nightclub at the Peppermill Resort from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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May
15
2017

AIRLIFT IS AWARDED OF AW169 TECHNICAL APPROVALS

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On the 26th of April AIRLIFT AS has been awarded from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority of both Continuing Airworthiness and Maintenance Organisation Approvals on Leonardo AW169 helicopter in accordance with EU 1321/2014 (Annex I EASA Part-M and Annex II EASA Part-145).

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May
12
2017

NTSB Report Released: Coolidge, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On April 27, 2017, about 0945 mountain standard time, a Schweizer 269C, N521AR, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a hard landing near Coolidge, Arizona. The helicopter was operated by Canyon State Aero, LLC under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The cross-country instructional flight departed Falcon Field Airport (FFZ), Mesa, Arizona, about 0915 with a planned destination of Coolidge, Arizona. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan had been filed.

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May
12
2017

UND Selects FRASCA for New FTD Fleet

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May 12, 2017, Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has been awarded a contract by the University of North Dakota (UND) to provide several Flight Training Devices (FTDs) for their aviation program. The multiple unit purchase agreement will include a large number FTDs for the Piper Archer and Seminole aircraft. The FTDs will be the first to feature the new Garmin G1000 NXI avionics and will be built to FAA Level 5 qualifications. They will also feature Frasca's TruVision™ Global visual system, Simplicity™ Instructor Operator Station, and more. As of the second quarter of this year 4 units (2 Seminole and 2 Archer FTDs) have been ordered with options for additional devices over the next few years. The first FTD, a Piper Seminole has been installed and three additional devices will be delivered in July of this year.

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May
11
2017

ALEA Announces Public Safety Drone EXPO 2017 October 16-19 in New Orleans, LA

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Dallas, TX, – Public Safety Drone EXPO 2017 brings together public safety industry leaders, educators, decision makers and end-users to share the latest in UAS technology, applications and education. Details at www.alea.org.

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