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Nov
14
2019

Leonardo celebrates the tenth anniversary of AW159 Wildcat’s first flight

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Yeovil, 13 November 2019 – Ten years ago on 12 November, the AW159 Wildcat lifted off for the first time from Yeovil and took to the skies. Over the last decade, the helicopter has celebrated global success and is in current operation with the UK MoD and other international users.

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Nov
14
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL PROMOTES RICHARD HALLOWS TO ASSISTANT MANAGER, FARNBOROUGH LEARNING CENTER

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NEW YORK –FlightSafety International announces that Richard Hallows has been promoted to Assistant Manager of the Farnborough Learning Center.

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Nov
14
2019

First AW169M delivered to Italy’s Guardia di Finanza

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 14 November 2019 - Leonardo has delivered the first of 22 latest-generation AW169M light intermediate twin-engine helicopters for Italy’s Guardia di Finanza. The handover event was held at Leonardo’s Vergiate plant on 12 November. The initial delivery is linked to a contract worth 280 million euros, which was signed at the end of 2018, it also includes a complete support and training package that could be extended in the future for further services with an additional value of 100 million euros. The AW169Ms will be used for various tasks including: maritime police/patrol, homeland customs security, law enforcement, rescue and other security duties. The delivery of all aircraft is expected to be completed by 2024, complementing a fleet of 14 AW139 intermediate twin helicopters.

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Nov
13
2019

Honeywell, Cameco Partner to Expand Aircraft Maintenance, Overhaul and Repair Capabilities in China

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2019SHANGHAI, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is partnering with China Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Co. Ltd. (CAMECO) to improve aircraft dismantlement processes and make certified, preowned parts more readily available through its Honeywell Aerospace Trading division. The partnership was announced at the second China International Import Expo, and further deepens Honeywell’s relationship and collaboration with the Chinese aviation industry.

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Nov
13
2019

Introducing CARP Range Analyzer

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How do you know if the radio range of your FLARM installation is sufficient?

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Nov
13
2019

HOVERFLY JOINS THE GROUP OF HAPPY AND SAFE CUSTOMERS

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On October 17th Coptersafety as the first simulator training center in the world obtained the coveted EASA certification for its AS350B3e / H125. Since then our simulator attracts the companies who wish to train their pilots and promote safety and sustainability.

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Nov
13
2019

FlightSafety Introduces FlightSmart, A New Integrated Pilot Performance Evaluation And Training Tool Developed In Conjunction With IBM

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety International introduces FlightSmart, a new, fully integrated training tool developed in conjunction with IBM, a world leader in advanced analytics and AI. FlightSmart is designed to increase training effectiveness and enhance safety through automated, intelligent and objective training.

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Nov
13
2019

FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA will hold the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) Phase 2 Industry Workshop in December. Building on UPP Phase 1, UPP Phase 2 will showcase additional technologies, including Remote Identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density. The UPP’s success is dependent upon the ability to work with industry, various FAA Test Sites and IPP participants.

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Nov
13
2019

VSR700 prototype performs first flight

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Marignane – The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.

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Nov
13
2019

Leonardo invests in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight with heavy payloads

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Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will result in the development and deployment of the Skydweller drone, the world’s first fully electric unmanned aircraft capable of carrying large payloads with unlimited range and ultra-persistent endurance.

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Nov
13
2019

Erickson Wins U.S. Transportation Command Defense Contract

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was awarded a seat on the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) $5.7 Billion contract to perform airlift services for the United States Armed Forces.

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Nov
12
2019

Precision Aviation Group is Recognized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. with Top Supplier Award

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, GA – November 12, 2019 – Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry has received an award from Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) for achieving 100% On-Target Quality Performance, recognizing the company’s performance in support of Airbus Helicopters’ AS350, UH-72A, EC-135 and EC-145 platforms.

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Nov
11
2019

BELL JOINS ARMY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS PROGRAM

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 11, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signed an agreement today with the Army Partnership for Youth Success Program (PaYS) during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Bell Forth Worth headquarters.

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Nov
08
2019

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

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Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

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Nov
08
2019

Gary Wiltrout Receives Helicopter Association International’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 08, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Boise, Idaho, resident Gary Wiltrout is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is given to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
08
2019

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES TRAKKABEAM A800 SEARCHLIGHT FOR AUSTRIAN BMI H12

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Moorabbin, Australia –– Austria’s Ministry of the Interior (BMI) has formally introduced into service two Airbus H125 helicopters extensively equipped for law enforcement and rescue missions with the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight.

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Nov
08
2019

Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Firehawk Unit Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 08 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations LACOFD Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
08
2019

Safran Ardiden 1U helicopter engine obtains EASA certification

Posted by jhadmin

8 November 2019, Bordes - Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA type certification for its Ardiden 1U engine, installed in India’s LUH (Light Utility Helicopter). LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) which made its maiden flight in September 2016. Since its first ground test in 2015, the Ardiden 1U maturation and certification campaign has accumulated around 1000 of hours of operation, in test beds or in flight, confirming the high reliability and performances inherited from the previous variant.

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Nov
08
2019

ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat

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FORT SILL, Okla., -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated their laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones.

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Nov
08
2019

KAMAN TO DELIVER K-MAX TO HELICOPTER EXPRESS IN 2019

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Nov. 7, 2019-- Kaman Aerospace, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it will deliver a new K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter to Helicopter Express of Chamblee, Georgia. Helicopter Express currently operates 24 aircraft providing dedicated services in heavy lifting, utility construction, firefighting and disaster relief. Helicopter Express placed their order in May and will take delivery of their new K-MAX® in December of 2019.

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Nov
08
2019

New Protocols for Diabetics Seeking Air Transport and Commercial Pilots Medical Certification

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register a notice on a Diabetes Protocol for Applicants Seeking to Exercise Air Transport, Commercial, or Private Pilot Privileges. The innovative new protocol makes it possible for airline transport or commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to potentially receive a special-issuance medical certification.

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Nov
07
2019

HeliOps Magazine Editor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award

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Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Mark Ogden, editor of HeliOps magazine, is the 2020 winner of the association’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award recognizes the individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the helicopter industry. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
07
2019

Australia’s New South Wales Ambulance Service Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 07, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air medical transport. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
06
2019

Krisna Dewi Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 06, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Krisna Dewi, commercial manager of PT. Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI and Air Bali) in Bali, Indonesia, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. It will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
06
2019

United Rotorcraft selects Becker mission ADS-B transponder and digital audio ICS for Firehawk®

Posted by jhadmin

Miramar, FL - United Rotorcraft a division of Air Methods, selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 and digital audio ICS, the DVCS6100 for a Sikorsky S-70i™ Firehawk® completion currently underway for a public safety operator.

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Nov
06
2019

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 6 November 2019 – Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently operates five AW109 GrandNews and one AW109K2 light twin. Intermountain Life Flight is the only IFR EMS operator in Utah with its own low level IFR infrastructure and proprietary heliport approach procedures.

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Nov
06
2019

Bryn Elliott Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited to pilots or law enforcement personnel. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Bell Announces Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for Eight Bell Helicopters

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 5, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet.

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Nov
05
2019

LZControl Teams with FAA to Develop Enhanced Airport Database

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Williamsburg, Va. – LZControl, has signed a research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct testing for the purposes of improving the U.S. airport master record (5010) database. FAA and industry safety groups, including the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), have identified a need to improve and enhance low-altitude infrastructure. Accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information on heliports, airports, and predesignated medical emergency scene sites has been identified as a critical component to the success of these efforts.

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Nov
05
2019

United Rotorcraft selects Becker mission ADS-B transponder and digital audio ICS for Firehawk®

Posted by jhadmin

November 5, 2019 - Miramar, FL - United Rotorcraft a division of Air Methods, selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 and digital audio ICS, the DVCS6100 for a Sikorsky S-70i™ Firehawk® completion currently underway for a public safety operator.

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