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Jul
17
2019

2020 FAA International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

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The FAA has begun planning for the 2020 FAA International Rotorcraft Safety Conference. The conference will be held in October 2020 in the Fort Worth, Texas, area.

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Jul
17
2019

NTSB Final Report: Pomeroy, WA

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On January 27, 2018, about 1534 Pacific Standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N369TH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain about 10 miles northwest of Pomeroy, Washington. The commercial pilot and one crewmember were seriously injured, and the second crewmember was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to McCall Helicopters Inc, and was being operated by Kiwi Air, doing business as Hells Canyon Helicopters, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the wildlife capture flight that originated from a nearby staging area.

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Jul
17
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Danbury, TX

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On June 28, 2019 at 1132 Central Daylight Time, a Robinson R-22 Beta helicopter, N26498, conducted an emergency landing near Danbury, Texas, following a clutch malfunction. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to a corporation and operated as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions were reported at the accident site and along the route of flight about the time of the accident.

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Jul
17
2019

KAMAN RECOGNIZED BY ROLLS-ROYCE AS "BEST NEW SUPPLIER 2018"

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Bloomfield, Conn. – Kaman Composites – Vermont, Inc. (KCV), a division of Kaman Aerospace, a segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), announced that it has been recognized by Rolls-Royce as the "Best New Supplier 2018". KCV was selected by Rolls-Royce out of its entire global supply base in recognition of the outstanding performance of its support of Rolls-Royce on various compressor components and composite assemblies.

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Jul
17
2019

CHC Helicopter and USC to Offer Aviation Safety Certificate

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DALLAS, TX – July 17, 2019 – CHC Helicopter has announced that participants in the 15th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, will have the opportunity to win complimentary tuition to five courses that fulfill the requirements for the University of Southern California (USC) Aviation Safety and Security Program. The USC program is offered to all sectors of rotary wing aviation and includes offshore oil and gas, corporate, commercial, EMS, government and military operations. The CHC participants will be prime candidates for the USC Aviation Safety and Security Program, especially if their job includes safety and investigative responsibilities.

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Jul
17
2019

LCI SUCCESSFULLY CLOSES US$135M ASSET-BACKED HELICOPTER FACILITY

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17thJuly, 2019: Lease Corporation International (LCI),a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has successfully closed a new asset-backed helicopter facility in excess of US$135 million with a syndicate of five banks led by CIT Group Inc. as agent.

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Jul
17
2019

DART AEROSPACE’S E-COMMERCE SITE NOW AVAILABLE GLOBALLY

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Montreal, Canada – July 17th 2019 – DART Aerospace is proud to announce that its e-commerce site is now available globally. With over 4,500 products to offer, DART’s comprehensive website allows online purchasing 24 hours a day and seven days a week, making it easier than ever for clients to shop for any of their aircraft parts needs online.

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Jul
15
2019

World Helicopter Day 2019 Event Locations Continue To Grow

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On Sunday 18 August 2019 the global helicopter industry will celebrate one of the world’s greatest engineering inventions with rolling events currently spanning 15 different event locations in 8 different timezones.

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Jul
15
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Garwood, TX

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On June 29, 2019, about 1230 central daylight time, a Robinson R-22 (Beta) helicopter, N7143Y, impacted a wire while maneuvering low-level near Garwood, Texas. The commercial pilot and sole occupant sustained serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter, LLC and was operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules crop pollination flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from a private helipad near Garwood, Texas at an unknown time.

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Jul
15
2019

MDHI FEATURES MD 530F AT APSCON 2019

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MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2019 Airborne Public Safety Aviation Convention (APSCON), July 17-19, 2019 at the CHI Health Center, Omaha, NE. The MDHI display will feature a company-owned MD 530F configured with the type-certified Block 1 all-glass cockpit, newly designed side mounts, and critical vision mission equipment from Trakka Systems. The MD 530F on display is one of two MDHI research and development assets dedicated to ensuring technological and performance improvements for the iconic 369FF airframe.

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Jul
15
2019

Airbus Helicopters makes changes to its Executive Committee

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Marignane, Airbus Helicopters is implementing a new Executive Committee on 1 September 2019 with the goal of simplifying and strengthening cross-function collaboration within the company.

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Jul
15
2019

Becker Avionics Announces New Generation Digital Intercom System

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Following the introduction of the industry leading DVCS6100 digital intercom system in 2008, Becker Avionics will now also offer the innovative AMU6500. This new generation digital intercom system incorporates several advanced features such as 3D audio technology and Bluetooth compatibility. 3D audio allows for customizable left or right channel separation into crew helmet or headsets for corresponding left or right engine or system(s) malfunction(s). Selectable channel separation of left or right audio radio frequencies for complex missions with multiple radio frequency operations is also available. Enhanced safety and efficiency by reducing crew workload along with improving situational awareness were primary design considerations of the AMU6500 at Becker Avionics.

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Jul
12
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Avalon, CA

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On June 17, 2019 about 1730 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N7187D, was destroyed when it impacted terrain while maneuvering near Avalon, California, Santa Catalina Island. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed within the area and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from Long Beach Airport (LGB), Long Beach, California at 1657.

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Jul
12
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: La Ward, TX

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On June 21, 2019, about 1221 central daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N445AP, was substantially damaged when it impacted a field near La Ward, Texas. The commercial pilot was not injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

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Jul
12
2019

Airbus Helicopters develops its presence in Italy with a dedicated customer centre

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Milan, Airbus Helicopters has strengthened its footprint in Italy with the acquisition of its distributor and 50-year partner Aersud Elicotteri.

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Jul
12
2019

Leonardo’s Falco EVO drone is used to monitor irregular migration during Frontex operation

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On the 20th June, Leonardo’s Falco EVO tactical remotely-piloted aerial system played a key role in monitoring a case involving irregular migrants in the Mediterranean sea as part of monitoring activities of Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency. In an operation launched from the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Falco EVO worked with other Frontex assets to identify a “mothership” trawler as 81 illegal migrants were transferred to smaller boats, a technique increasingly used by criminal organisations. Following the transfer, the Falco EVO’s surveillance payloads kept a close eye on the trawler until an enforcement operation was launched by Italian authorities to seize the boat.

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Jul
12
2019

WJZ-CBS Baltimore Adds Robinson R66 Newscopter

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Torrance, CA — On July 1st, television station WJZ of Baltimore, Maryland took delivery of a new Robinson R66 Newscopter. Owned and operated by CBS, WJZ services the 2.8 million residents in the Baltimore metropolitan area.

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Jul
11
2019

Heli-One Welcomes Christian Drouin As Vice President Of Operations

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July 11, 2019, Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has announced the hiring of Christian Drouin as Heli-One's Vice President of Operations. He will oversee more than 600 employees at the Canadian, Norwegian, and Polish MRO facilities.

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Jul
11
2019

Heli-Parts Nevada acquired by Salus Aviation

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11 July 2019 – Heli-Parts Nevada (HPN) has been acquired by New Zealand based Salus Aviation as they continue to expand their portfolio of companies within their group. HPN is an excellent complement to Salus’ existing Oceana Aviation business; and Oceana and HPN have a long history of successfully working together.

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Jul
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Brainerd, MN

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On June 28, 2019, about 0041 central daylight time, an Agusta Spa A109S helicopter, N11NM, impacted terrain while landing at Brainerd Lakes Regional Airport (BRD), Brainerd Lakes, Minnesota. The pilot and flight nurse were fatally injured, the flight paramedic was seriously injured, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by North Memorial Healthcare under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at BRD for the instrument flight rules (IFR) flight, which departed from North Memorial Heliport (MY77), Robbinsdale, Minnesota, about 2348.

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Jul
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Parsons, WV

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On June 29, 2019, about 1140 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N883TY, was substantially damage when it collided with a telephone line and then a river near Parsons, West Virginia. The private pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries, and a second passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Ali Co. under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 15 minutes earlier from Elgon, West Virginia.

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Jul
11
2019

FRASCA RTD is Simulator of Choice for Top Flight Schools

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Urbana, IL. Frasca International, Inc. has received several orders for their RTD™ – Reconfigurable Training Device in recent months.

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Jul
11
2019

AAR awarded four-year MRO contract with Royal Netherlands Air Force to service CH-47 Chinook APU

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July 9, 2019 - WOOD DALE, Illinois —AAR (NYSE: AIR), a leading provider of aviation services to commercial airlines and governments worldwide, has been awarded a four-year contract by the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of the Chinook APU for Logistics Centre Woensdrecht (LCW).

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Jul
11
2019

ARISTA IS NOW AN APPROVED DISTRIBUTOR OF ASTRONAUTICS AVIATION ELECTRONICS

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Arista Aviation Services LLC is now an approved distributor for Astronautics Corporation of America.

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Jul
10
2019

USHST Perceives a Deadly Trend: Helicopter Industry Headed for Highest Fatal Accidents in More Than a Decade

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WASHINGTON DC – With half of 2019 completed and another six months to go, the U.S. helicopter industry is experiencing a year of tragic accidents with too many lives being lost. To stem the surge of fatal accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) is calling on helicopter operators, pilots, instructors and mechanics to rely on safety basics and place a stronger emphasis on identifying and managing risk.

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Jul
10
2019

Rolls-Royce looks to strengthen hybrid electric research and development activities in Brandenburg

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Rolls-Royce has outlined an initiative to strengthen hybrid electric power and propulsion research and development activities in Brandenburg. Building on our close cooperation with the Brandenburg Technical University (BTU) in Cottbus-Senftenberg, already one of the four Rolls-Royce Technology University Centres in Germany, and with potential further regional participation from small and medium-sized businesses, the existing capabilities at the Rolls-Royce Dahlewitz site could be significantly enlarged.

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Jul
10
2019

HONEYWELL EXPANDS CAPABILITIES FOR GROWING COATING BUSINESS AT AEROSPACE FACILITY IN SOUTH CAROLINA

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GREER, S.C., -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is expanding the capabilities of its aerospace facility in Greer, South Carolina, with the installation of a second electron-beam physical vapor deposition coater for thermal barrier coatings. A third coater is also scheduled to arrive by mid-2020.

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Jul
10
2019

Erickson Takes Flight With The H225 Super Puma

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced their first flight with the H225 Super Puma, adding to their fleet of rotary wing and fixed wing platforms.

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Jul
08
2019

HAI Hires John Shea as New Government Affairs Director

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Alexandria, Virginia (July 8, 2019) – Strengthening its advocacy efforts and building on its track record of legislative wins for the helicopter industry, Helicopter Association International (HAI) has hired John Shea as its new director of government affairs.

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Jul
08
2019

INTERNATIONAL DEFENSE & AEROSPACE GROUP WELCOMES NEW MD 530F

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Mesa, Ariz, – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the sale and delivery of a new MD 530F to International Defense & Aerospace Group, LLC (IDAG), a Pennsylvania-based authorized sales agent. The company’s first state-of-the-art MD 530F aircraft with a production all-glass cockpit, the custom-configured F-model will join an IDAG fleet of training aircraft operated by the Slovak Training Academy that also includes five (5) MD 500E-model helicopters. Its primary role will be to support the tactical and NVG flight training needs of military and paramilitary helicopter pilots from around the world.

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