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Apr
22
2019

US Helicopter Safety Team April 2019 Report

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The U.S. Fatal Helicopter Accident Rate for 31 Mar 2019 is 0.75 per 100,000 flight hours, which is 0.14 above the EOY goal.

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Apr
18
2019

Italy’s National Fire Corps receives first two AW139 helicopters, the backbone of the Country’s rescue and emergency response services

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With the delivery of the first two AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters, Leonardo and the Italian National Fire Corps (Vigili del Fuoco, part of the Ministry of the Interior) announced a major step forward in strengthening their collaboration delivering advanced, more effective emergency response services in Italy. The event, celebrated during an official ceremony held at Leonardo’s Vergiate facility today in the presence of Government representatives and local authorities. The introduction of the AW139 marks a major enhancement of airborne multirole capabilities with the world’s most modern helicopter for maritime and mountain Search and Rescue (SAR), medical rescue, firefighting and disaster relief duties.

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Apr
18
2019

VIH Aerospace Achieves AS9100D Certification

Posted by jhadmin

North Saanich, BC, Canada - VIH Aerospace (VIHA), the Manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul (MMRO) division of VIH Aviation Group is pleased to announcement the receipt of their AS9100 Rev D Quality Management Systems Certification for their North Saanich facility. The internationally recognized AS9100 Rev D Quality Management System enlarges the requirements of ISO 9001 to meet the rigorous demands of the aviation, space and defense industries. The aerospace industry strongly supports this certification as a principal certification.

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Apr
18
2019

Heli-One and Caverton Helicopters Sign Maintenance Support Agreement

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April 18, 2019, Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, and Caverton Helicopters have signed a multi-year maintenance support agreement for a Sikorsky S-76C++. Heli-One will be providing Caverton’s S-76C++ with comprehensive maintenance support covering airframe, components (including dynamics), avionics, rotor blades, rescue equipment and more. Caverton will benefit from Heli-One’s experience and extensive support options for planned and unplanned events for the S-76 aircraft type,

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Apr
17
2019

China’s Airbus H135 final assembly line starts operations

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Qingdao – Airbus Helicopters has expanded its industrial footprint and partnership with China with the opening of the H135 final assembly line in Qingdao. The factory is the first helicopter FAL built by a foreign manufacturer in China, as well as the first H135 FAL outside of Europe.

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Apr
17
2019

Airbus Helicopters awarded Australia’s ARH Tiger support contract extension

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Brisbane, Airbus has been awarded an extension of the Australian Army’s Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter (ARH) Tiger through-life support (TLS) contract by the Australian Department of Defence.

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Apr
16
2019

Pratt & Whitney Expands Service Network in China with Designated Maintenance Facility for Leonardo AW139 Customers

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SHANGHAI, APRIL 16, 2019 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has appointed Citic Offshore Helicopter Co., Ltd. (COHC) in Shenzhen, China as a Designated Maintenance Facility to maintain PT6C-67C engines for Leonardo AW139 helicopter customers in China. COHC will offer line maintenance and Mobile Repair Team (MRT) services.

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Apr
16
2019

MD HELICOPTERS ENHANCES MD 969 TWIN ATTACK HELICOPTER WITH 7-SHOT COMMON LAUNCH TUBE (CLT) SYSTEM

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will feature an enhanced combat aircraft – its MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter – at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (formerly AAAA), April 14 – 16, 2019, at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel & Casino in Nashville, TN. First introduced just last month at the annual HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia, MDHI has enhanced the military capabilities of its twin engine MD 969 with the addition of a custom, 7-shot Common Launch Tube (CLT) System designed by Systima Technologies.

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Apr
15
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Montgomery, NY

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On March 30, 2019, about 1230 eastern daylight time, a Bell 222, N222ML, was substantially damaged during a forced landing shortly after takeoff near Montgomery, New York. The private pilot was not injured, while one of the five passengers sustained minor injuries. No flight plan was filed for the local personal flight that was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

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Apr
15
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Tampa, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On April 4, 2019, about 1416 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44, N4046J, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to a roadway near Tampa, Florida. The pilot and passenger were not injured. The passenger in a vehicle was fatally injured and the driver incurred minor injuries from flying debris. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the positioning flight, which was destined for Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport (SRQ), Sarasota, Florida. The flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91.

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Apr
15
2019

Lockheed Martin's 360-Degree Pilot Visual System Completes First Flight On Bell V-280 Valor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system took flight for the first time aboard the V-280 Valor, Bell Helicopter's next-generation tiltrotor aircraft in a series of flights over Fort Worth, Texas, in March. PDAS is a multi-functional sensor system that generates high-resolution, 360-degree imagery around the aircraft to enhance situational awareness for pilots and other users.

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Apr
15
2019

HONEYWELL'S T55 ENGINE POWERS NEW FUTURE VERTICAL LIFT AIRCRAFT

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PHOENIX, April 15, 2019 — Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) legendary T55 turboshaft engine has a new home on one of the most advanced rotorcraft flying today. A pair of T55 engines successfully powered a new Future Vertical Lift demonstrator intended to modernize the U.S. Army Aviation branch. The engines lifted the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT medium-lift demonstrator on its first flight in late March.

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Apr
15
2019

Era Helicopters Wins 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award

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The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) presented Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) with the 2019 NOIA Safety in Seas (SIS) Culture of Safety Award today during the association’s annual meeting in Washington, DC. Era is recognized for instituting a robust safety culture that resulted in a drop in the company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate from 1.78 to zero, and a reduction in Lost Time Injury Cases from .78 to zero, within the last five years.

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Apr
15
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL EXPANDS ITS SIKORSKY S-70 TRAINING PROGRAM

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NEW YORK (April 15, 2019) –FlightSafety International announces a significant expansion of the training programs it offers for the Sikorsky S-70 helicopter.

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Apr
15
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTEGRATES ITS MIXED REALITY AND VITAL 1100 VISUAL SYSTEMS INTO COCKPIT PROCEDURES TRAINERS

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (April 15, 2019) –FlightSafety International has developed technology that integrates its Mixed Reality and VITAL 1100 Visual Systems into Cockpit Procedures Trainers. FlightSafety is demonstrating this highly effective and cost efficient approach at the 2019 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit (AAAA) in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Apr
15
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTRODUCES NEW VITAL 1150 VISUAL SYSTEM

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NEW YORK (April 15, 2019) – FlightSafety International introduces its new VITAL 1150 Image Generation visual system. This is a significant enhancement of FlightSafety’s highly successful VITAL 1100.

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Apr
15
2019

Collins Aerospace selected by U.S. Army to provide critical expertise in the development of Future Vertical Lift

Posted by jhadmin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – The U.S. Army has selected Collins Aerospace Systems as one of three companies to serve as a Mission Systems Integrator (MSI) for the Joint Multi Role (JMR) Mission Systems Architecture Demonstration (MSAD) program. The JMR MSAD program will provide critical information to the Department of Defense to develop a strategy for Future Vertical Lift (FVL), which is expected to eventually replace every Army helicopter in the United States. Collins Aerospace is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Apr
11
2019

PWI ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES

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April 11, 2019 Wichita, KS: Aviation Technologies, Inc. has officially become an Authorized Installation Center for all of PWI's LED lighting. PWI looks forward to working with Aviation Technologies because of their award winning maintenance program.

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Apr
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Spartanburg, SC

Posted by jhadmin

The private pilot of the experimental, amateur-built helicopter reported that he returned to the airfield after a local flight and was preparing to land. While flying about 4 ft above ground level at an indicated airspeed between 16 and 24 mph, he felt a shudder, and the helicopter yawed to the right. He straightened the helicopter with antitorque pedal inputs and did not recall hearing any engine noise, although the doors were removed. The next thing that he recalled was lying on the ground, with the helicopter leaking fuel. Examination of the wreckage revealed that the helicopter's main rotor blades were bent and the tailboom was severed. Postaccident examination of the helicopter, which included an engine run, did not reveal any evidence of mechanical malfunctions or failures that would have precluded normal operation. Although the pilot reported 46 total hours of helicopter flight experience, all in the make and model of the accident helicopter, he did not possess a rotorcraft rating at the time of the accident.

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Apr
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Bella Vista, CA

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The commercial pilot reported that, while making a left descending turn in the helicopter about 75 to 100 ft above a pond to set up for landing to a field, he heard three "pops," followed by the low rotor horn sounding and the caution light illuminating. The pilot assumed that the engine had lost power, and he immediately and abruptly lowered the collective, pulled aft on the cyclic, and rolled the throttle to full open. To avoid obstructions, he steepened the right turn. Realizing that the rotor rpm was below 50% and that the helicopter would not reach the field, he subsequently landed the helicopter on the pond; it then sank. The pilot was unsure if the engine was running or not

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Apr
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Dennis, WV

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot was conducting long line operations in the helicopter, and he was flying it in an aft or left attitude with a higher nose-up attitude than normal flight to compensate for the load's drag. He then transitioned the helicopter to a 100-ft hover over a landing zone, and shortly thereafter, the helicopter experienced a total loss of engine power. Subsequently, the pilot initiated an autorotation, and during the landing, a main rotor blade contacted and severed the tailboom.

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Apr
11
2019

MD HELICOPTERS IS APPROVED AS GFRC FACILITY FOR PRODUCTION OF ALL MILITARY-USE AIRCRAFT

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces that all military aircraft manufactured as part of the Company’s $1.4 Billion IDIQ Contract are now produced under the U.S. Army-mandated Ground and Flight Risk Clause (GFRC). Implemented pursuant to a February 5, 2019, Contract Modification, the DFAR 25.228-370 GFRC regulations went in to effect at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona facility on April 5, 2019. GFRC distributes risk and limits contractor liability for loss or damage to any aircraft under the contractor’s control while performing a US Government contract.

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Apr
10
2019

Universal Avionics Receives STC for InSight™ Touchscreen Control

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Tucson, AZ - April 10, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA) has received FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the company’s new touchscreen EFIS Control Display Unit (ECDU) for the InSight Display System. Designed for efficiency, the Touch ECDU provides fast, easy access for InSight user control and input.

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Apr
10
2019

HONEYWELL AND VOLOCOPTER TO RESEARCH AND DEVELOP NAVIGATION SOLUTIONS FOR URBAN AIR MOBILITY

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Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Volocopter have signed an agreement to jointly test and develop new navigation and automatic landing systems for Volocopter’s vertical takeoff and landing aircraft as the emerging era of urban air mobility moves closer to delivering a new breed of cleaner, safer and smarter air vehicles.

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Apr
10
2019

FLIR Completes Strategic Investment in DroneBase

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ARLINGTON, Va. & LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 10, 2019-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) and DroneBase, Inc. announced today that FLIR has made a strategic investment in DroneBase, a global drone operations company that provides businesses access to one of the largest Unmanned Aerial Surveillance (UAS) pilot networks. The investment establishes FLIR as the exclusive provider of thermal product solutions and as the official small UAS thermal imaging training provider for the DroneBase enterprise pilot network through the FLIR Infrared Training Center (ITC).

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Apr
10
2019

Elbit Systems’ Emergency Personal Locator Beacon Enters Service with the Royal Air Force

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London, UK, 10 April, 2019 – Elbit Systems UK Ltd. (“Elbit Systems UK” or “ESUK”) has completed the certification for its Emergency Personal Locator Beacon (EPLB), following a series of successful operational evaluation trials with the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). The EPLB has now entered service with the Royal Air Force.

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Apr
10
2019

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS AWARDED FAA’S “DIAMOND AWARD” OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

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LAS VEGAS – Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2018 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The award is Maverick Helicopters’ eighth consecutive for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South Rim locations and the fourth consecutive award for its Maui, Hawaii facility since inception in 2015.

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Apr
10
2019

Luxaviation Helicopters partners with PhilJets to boost Asia-Pacific rotorcraft charter

Posted by jhadmin

Rotorcraft Asia, Singapore; 10th April 2019: Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is announcing Philippines-based helicopter charter operator PhilJets as the latest member of the Luxaviation Helicopters Charter Alliance.

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Apr
09
2019

HQ Aviation gains approval as RR300 Authorized Service Center

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Denham, UK - HQ Aviation, the very successful British helicopter training school and maintenance centre has expanded its list of approvals through its appointment as a Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Center. Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce today at Heli-Expo 2019 officially confirmed HQ Aviation has joined the RR300 Service Center network, which offers global, approved maintenance support to RR300 powered Robinson R66 operators worldwide. HQ Aviation was assessed by H+S Aviation, who have been given delegated rights by Rolls-Royce to ensure compliance with the engine manufacturer's requirements.

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Apr
09
2019

MD Helicopters presents “Excellence Award” to Precision Aviation Group (PAG)

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, GA – 4/9/2019 – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has received the Excellence Award presented by MD Helicopters, Inc. The award signifies PAG’s commitment and approach to serving its global “mission-critical” customer base. The award was presented at the 2019 HAI Heli-Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.

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