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Jan
17
2017

2nd Generation Wheels for Robinsons

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: Bell 407GXP Bell Helicopter Simrik Air textron
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Jan
17
2017

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: Airbus GHS Global Helicopter Service GmbH H225 Waypoint Leasing
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Jan
11
2017

Garmin announces new 2017 classroom pilot training classes

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Jan
04
2017

FLIR Launches Five New Thermal Cameras at CES 2017: Third Generation FLIR ONEs, FLIR Duo Thermal/Visible Drone Cameras, and FLIR C3 Rugged Pro Camera

Posted by jhadmin

WILSONVILLE, OR -- (Marketwired) -- 01/04/17 -- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today the launch of five new thermal imaging cameras at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including two new third generation FLIR ONE thermal camera attachments for smartphones, two new dual sensor thermal cameras for drones, and a ruggedized compact thermal camera for home and building inspectors. All five products feature FLIR Lepton®, FLIR's revolutionary thermal microcamera core, and FLIR's patented multispectral dynamic imaging (MSX®) technology, which dramatically improves image quality and readability by dynamically embossing high-fidelity, visible-light details onto the thermal imagery.

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Tags: CES Consumer Electronics Show FLIR FLIR Systems thermal imaging cameras
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Jan
04
2017

Paravion Technology, Inc. Announces Chinese Validation for FAA STC for Bell 429 Blade Fold Kit

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Collins, CO: Paravion Technology, Inc. announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the FAA STC (Supplemental Type Certificate) for its Blade Fold Kit for Bell 429 helicopters. With the fixed provisions installed, owners and operators can store their aircraft in space limited areas, such as small, off-site hangars, and aboard ocean-going vessels.

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Tags: Bell 429 Blade Fold Kit Civil Aviation Administration of China FAA STC Inc. Paravion Technology
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Jan
03
2017

On-Demand Helicopter Service Arrives at Blantyre in The Berkshires

Posted by jhadmin

White Plains, NY -- New York-based air charter operator Wings Air Helicopters, a Virtuoso Preferred Supplier, and Blantyre, a Relais and Châteaux and Forbes Five Star Resort in Lenox, MA join forces to create the ultimate luxury getaway in the heart of the Berkshires. For those looking to minimize the stress of travel, Wings Air’s state-of-the-art helicopters can fly the 155-mile, normally 3-hour trip between New York City and the charming, historic town of Lenox in just an hour average. Thanks to the large size of the Blantyre estate, helicopters can land right on the property, affording guests the utmost convenience.

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Tags: Blantyre Châteaux and Forbes Wings Air Helicopters
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Jan
03
2017

L3 WESCAM Wins Defense Contracts Valued at More Than U.S. $90 Million

Posted by jhadmin

BURLINGTON, Ontario, January 3, 2017 – L3 WESCAM announced today that it has recently won defense contracts valued at more than U.S. $90 million. The orders will provide a range of MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems to global customers operating in the airborne and maritime domains. Key contracts include systems for the Royal Thai Navy, the United States Navy and the Royal Australian Air Force, the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC), and the United States Department of Homeland Security.

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Jan
03
2017

Garmin® introduces G1000® NXi, the next generation integrated flight deck

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan. /January 3, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced its successor to the ever-popular G1000 integrated flight deck, the G1000 NXi. Boasting a modernized flight display design with significant performance enhancements, the G1000 NXi incorporates innovative capabilities into a state-of-the-art avionics platform. Features such as wireless cockpit connectivity, including wireless aviation database updates using Garmin Flight Stream, enhanced situational awareness with SurfaceWatch™, visual approaches, map overlay on the HSI and more, are all available with the G1000 NXi. Deliveries are expected to begin in February as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for the G1000 NXi integrated flight deck in the King Air 200 and expects approval for the King Air 300/350 aircraft models within the coming weeks.

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Dec
28
2016

FreeFlight Systems RA4000 and RA4500 Radar Altimeter selected by National Flight Services Services for Mobile Installation Program

Posted by jhadmin

December 28, 2016, Irving, TX- FreeFlight Systems announced today that National Flight Services, a helicopter maintenance and avionics installation facility, has selected the company's RA4000 and RA4500 series radar altimeters for their mobile installation program. National Flight Service will begin installs during the first week of January 2017 and will equip more than 25 helicopters operating under Part 135 tourism operations in the southern United States.

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Tags: FreeFlight Systems National Flight Services RA4000 RA4500
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