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Jun
17
2019

Collins Aerospace joins Sikorsky in revolutionizing approach to autonomous flight with new fly-by-wire technology

Posted by jhadmin

PARIS (June 17, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has developed a new technologically advanced fly-by-wire retrofit solution that enables autonomous flight for rotary and fixed wing aircraft. The technology was demonstrated as part of Sikorsky’s Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) system. Sikorsky’s S-70 OPV Black Hawk flew for the first time on May 29 as part of the DARPA Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program.

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Tags: Collins Aerospace Lockheed Martin Sikorsky United Technologies
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Jun
17
2019

Boeing to Build MH-47G Block II Chinooks for Special Ops

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will build next-generation MH-47G Chinooks for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command. The Block II configuration will enhance the Army’s ability to safely carry out the most challenging missions around the world.

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Tags: Boeing Chinooks MH-47G US Army
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Jun
17
2019

Leonardo unveils its largest-ever drone, the Falco Xplorer, opening up new civil and military markets for the Company in the unmanned domain

Posted by jhadmin

Today, at an unveiling event at the Paris Air Show, Leonardo introduced its largest-ever Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), the Falco Xplorer. Building on the success of the Company’s Falco family of tactical-class RPAS, the new drone features a payload capacity of 350kg, more than 24 hours flight time and a satellite communications capability for beyond-radio-line-of-sight operations, all within a 1.3 ton maximum take-off weight (MTOW). Everything is designed in-house by Leonardo, from the aircraft itself to the sensor suite, mission system and ground control station and the Falco Xplorer will be offered as both an integrated platform and as a fully-managed information-superiority service. In the latter model, Leonardo will operate the aircraft and its sensors and manage logistics to provide actionable information directly to the customer.

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Tags: Leonardo Paris Air Show
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Jun
17
2019

Airbus Helicopters supports modernisation of training centre in Ukraine

Posted by jhadmin

Le Bourget, Airbus Helicopters has accelerated the set-up of new pilot and technician training capabilities in Ukraine. The company will be delivering an H225 Full Flight Simulator (FFS) that will be based in Krementchuk, as well as delivering the first two H125 for pilot training purposes by the end of December 2019.

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Tags: Airbus H125
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Jun
17
2019

DONALDSON CELEBRATES SIGNIFICANT INTERNATIONAL SALES GROWTH AND APPROVALS FROM MORE COUNTRIES

Posted by jhadmin

PARIS – JUNE 16, 2019 – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense (Booth Hall B2 E106), a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), experienced 55 percent international growth in the past year thanks to multiple new approvals for its engine-life saving Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF).

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Tags: Donaldson Aerospace Donaldson Company
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Jun
14
2019

Leonardo flies to the world’s largest air show with a new drone and its latest technologies in the training and unmanned domains

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo will be flying high at Paris Air Show (17-21 June) following a string of commercial successes and significant progress in delivering its industrial plan. Having achieved advances in its helicopter business, consolidated its electronics activities and created a cybersecurity division, Leonardo is rapidly expanding its commercial presence around the world, opening offices across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

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Tags: Leonardo Paris Air Show
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Jun
14
2019

French Air Force bolsters its fleet of H225Ms

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, The French Defence Procurement Agency DGA has signed an order to purchase an additional H225M which will be operated by the French Air Force. The aircraft will be delivered in a configuration that allows it to be interoperable with the existing fleet of 10 H225Ms in the French Air Force and in particular it will be capable of inflight refuelling, an essential operational advantage that this helicopter offers.

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Tags: Airbus French Air Force H225M
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Jun
13
2019

VERTICAL FLIGHT EXPO APPOINTS START-UP INVESTOR EARLYMARKET TO RUN AN INNOVATION ZONE

Posted by jhadmin

London, UK, 13 June 2019, Earlymarket has partnered with Vertical Flight Expo to create the new Innovation Launchpad which will showcase the development of vertical flight technologies including helicopters, UAVs, eVTOLs, VTOLs and advanced drone hardware and software. The Vertical Flight Expo will be held at Farnborough International from 5-7 November.

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Tags: Earlymarket Vertical Flight Expo
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Jun
13
2019

Kopter’s SH09 third prototype (P3) flies higher and faster in Sicily

Posted by jhadmin

Wetzikon, Switzerland, 13 June 2019 - In March 2019, Kopter transferred its third prototype (P3) together with a team composed of 20 flight test engineers, pilots and mechanics to Sicily to set up an additional flight test base in Pozzallo.

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Tags: Kopter P3
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Jun
12
2019

Sundance Helicopters Partners with Hillsboro Heli Academy for SkyPath Helicopter Pilot Development Initiative

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, June 12, 2019– The Sundance Helicopters SkyPath Pilot Program has partnered with Hillsboro Heli Academy in Troutdale, Oregon, to bring the helicopter pilot development program to the academy’s helicopter pilot students. The SkyPath program provides career guidance and mentoring for future professional aviators and also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots. This is the fourth partnership for SkyPath as it is also available at top-flight academies such as Leading Edge Aviation (Bend, OR), UND Aerospace (Grand Forks, ND) and Southern Utah University (Cedar City, UT).

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Tags: Hillsboro Heli Academy SkyPath Sundance
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Jun
11
2019

Safran and Uber unveil a full-scale cabin mockup based on a vision of on-demand urban air mobility vehicle

Posted by jhadmin

Safran and Uber present an eVTOL cabin that will ensure a consistent passenger experience, no matter the vehicle manufacturer. Safran achieves such a concept thanks to its own expertise as the world's #1 cabin interior provider and utilizing rapidly maturing vehicle technology.

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Tags: eVTOL Safran Uber
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Jun
11
2019

HONEYWELL AND JAUNT AIR MOBILITY TO COLLABORATE ON URBAN AIR MOBILITY TECHNOLOGIES

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jun. 11, 2019 -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Jaunt Air Mobility have signed a memorandum of understanding to define avionics, navigation, flight control, an electric propulsion system and connectivity solutions for Jaunt Air Mobility’s planned electrical vertical takeoff and landing aircraft (eVTOL). This will be Honeywell’s third collaboration with an air taxi company, assisting Jaunt Air Mobility with technology that will allow its air vehicles to interact safely and efficiently and help the company address regulatory and business challenges of the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) segment.

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Tags: Honeywell
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Jun
11
2019

NTSB Final Report: Lihue, HI

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that, before the helicopter tour flight, he had briefed the passengers, but they still attempted to take cell phones onboard without cases. He then gave the passengers cases and attached them to their wrists. During the flight, while the helicopter was flying about 100 knots, the right-side passenger held her cell phone and case outside of the cabin into the airflow, which resulted in the cell phone and case without the strap exiting the helicopter and subsequently impacting the tail rotor.

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Tags: HI Lihue NTSB Report
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Jun
11
2019

Sikorsky Receives Contract To Build Presidential Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, (NYSE: LMT) will build six production VH-92A Presidential Helicopters under a contract from the U.S Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin Presidential Helicopter Sikorsky US Marine Corps US Navy VH-92A
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Jun
11
2019

Nakanihon Air Service takes delivery of 20th H135

Posted by jhadmin

Tokyo – Airbus Helicopters has delivered Nakanihon Air Service’s 20th H135, at an entry-into-service ceremony held today at the operator’s hangar in Aichi Prefecture.

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Tags: Airbus H135 Nakanihon Air Service
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Jun
11
2019

30 Years and Counting in Southern Africa

Posted by jhadmin

This year marks a special anniversary for both Bell and Bell Independent Representative, National Airways Corporation (NAC). Thirty years ago, in 1989, we teamed up to offer helicopter solutions to go above and beyond flight in the southern part of Africa.

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Tags: Bell
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Jun
11
2019

SOUTHEAST AEROSPACE SECURES TRANSPORT CANADA AND COLOMBIA AERONAUTICA CIVIL APPROVAL ON PART 25 ADS-B STC

Posted by jhadmin

(Melbourne, FL). — Southeast Aerospace, a leading Aerospace solutions company located at Orlando Melbourne International Airport, announced today that it has received Transport Canada Civil (TCCA) and Colombia Aeronautica Civil (UAEAC) aviation approval of their ADS-B Part 25 Approved Model List (AML) Supplement Type Certificate (STC).

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Tags: SouthEast Aerospace
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Jun
07
2019

Bristow Secures Contract with BP plc

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON, -- Bristow Group Inc. (OTC:BRSWQ) today announced a new contract with BP plc, to support its North Sea operations. The contract, with a five year primary term, commenced on May 13, 2019.

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Tags: BP plc Bristow North Sea
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Jun
07
2019

ARGUS INTERNATIONAL NAMES DOUG SCHWARTZ NEW VICE PRESIDENT AND LEADER OF OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, COLORADO, USA – ARGUS International, Inc. is proud to announce Doug Schwartz has joined the firm as Vice President. and selected to lead the Operational Excellence Program (OEP), a new position within ARGUS International. Schwartz recently retired from Conoco Phillips as general manager of global aviation services.

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Tags: Argus Doug Schwartz OEP
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Jun
07
2019

Airbus to mark 50 years of pioneering achievements at Paris Air Show 2019 with innovative technologies, products and services

Posted by jhadmin

At the Paris Air Show 2019, Le Bourget, Airbus SE will present a broad portfolio of innovative products, technologies and services which meet the aerospace industry’s requirements for today and into the future. This year Paris is also the stage to celebrate Airbus’ 50 years of pioneering progress which created a string of world aerospace firsts to drive the industry’s transformation.

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Tags: Airbus Paris Air Show
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Jun
06
2019

NTSB Final Report: Rulo, NE

Posted by jhadmin

According to the helicopter pilot, he was performing a night agricultural flight. During takeoff from a platform located on top of the tender, his collective application was too aggressive, and during the ascent, the engine sputtered. The engine rpm and main rotor rpm decreased, and he tried to regain the rpm by lowering the collective. The helicopter was moving forward and descending, so he applied aft cyclic to arrest the forward movement, and he attempted to land. The left skid touched down in the soft dirt, and the pilot applied aft cyclic to prevent a nose-over, but the main rotor blades struck the tailboom. The helicopter rolled forward, and its nose spun left before the helicopter came to rest on its left side.

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Tags: NE NTSB Report Rulo
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Jun
06
2019

NTSB Final Report: New Castle, IN

Posted by jhadmin

According to the helicopter pilot, during an agricultural flight, he landed on the tender truck platform. The ground crewman connected a hose to fill the hopper, but he did not provide positive communication to the pilot regarding task completion. Consequently, "due to crew miscommunication," the pilot took off with the hose still connected to the helicopter. The tail rotor struck the hose, and the pilot lost tail rotor effectiveness. The helicopter entered an uncontrollable right spin, and the pilot lowered the collective. The helicopter descended, struck the ground, and then rolled over.

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Tags: IN New Castle NTSB Report
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Jun
06
2019

Sikorsky Flies Black Hawk With Optionally Piloted Vehicle Technology

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A technology kit developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), was used for the first time to operate a Black Hawk helicopter with full-authority, fly-by-wire flight controls. The May 29 flight marked the official start to the flight test program for the soon-to-be optionally piloted aircraft. Follow-on flight testing aims to include envelope expansion throughout the summer leading to fully autonomous flight (zero pilots) in 2020.

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Tags: Black Hawk Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Jun
06
2019

CHC and SCSI Partner to Offer Operators a Chance to Earn Spot in Certificate Program

Posted by jhadmin

DALLAS, TX – CHC Helicopter has continued its long-standing partnership with the Southern California Safety Institute (SCSI) as part of CHC’s 15th annual Safety & Quality Summit, which will be held October 1-3, 2019 at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Operators in attendance will have the opportunity to register to win a random drawing that will allow them to send one representative through SCSI’s renowned safety program and earn their certificate upon completion of six courses covering a range of crucial safety topics and training.

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Tags: CHC Helicopter
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Jun
05
2019

FAA Issues Waiver to Fly Drones With Parachutes

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it issued Hensel Phelps Construction Company of Washington, D.C., a Part 107 waiver on June 1 to operate a DJI Phantom 4 drone, equipped with a parachute, over people.

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Tags: DJI Phantom 4 drone drone FAA Hensel Phelps Construction Company
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Jun
05
2019

Boeing Invests in Commercial UAS Services Provider Robotic Skies

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Robotic Skies, a services provider that connects manufacturers and operators of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a global network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified repair stations.

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Tags: Boeing Robotic Skies UAS
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Jun
05
2019

Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Receives Certification for High-Altitude Operations

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX (4 June 2019) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Type Certification for performance information expansion at up to 22,500 feet density altitude, setting the bar for high altitude operations for aircraft in its class.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter
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Jun
05
2019

REBTECH Installs Night Vision Lighting on Bell 412 Helicopters for Presidential Airlift Wing

Posted by jhadmin

June 4, 2019 - Bedford, TX - REBTECH is pleased to announce the night vision lighting modification of two Bell 412HPs for the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing of the Philippines Air Force. The work was completed at the Villamar Air Base, Pasay City, Philippines. The aircraft are VIP transport aircraft for the Philippine government. REBTECH partnered with Serpenair, located in Makati City, National Capital Region.

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Tags: 412HP Rebtech
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Jun
03
2019

NTSB Final Report: Panama City, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The float-equipped helicopter was in cruise flight at an airspeed of 80 knots and an altitude of 800 ft mean sea level when it slowly started losing airspeed. The commercial pilot responded by pushing the cyclic control forward, but the airspeed continued to decrease, and the helicopter began to lose altitude. The pilot continued to push the cyclic forward until it contacted the control stop; he then realized that he had no cyclic control authority. The helicopter descended with no forward airspeed until it impacted the water. The helicopter floated briefly until waves struck its side and it rolled inverted. Postaccident examination of the helicopter revealed that the main rotor blades were deformed, the fuselage was substantially damaged, and the tail boom was partially separated. Further, the ropes used to tie down the helicopter’s main rotor blades were found wrapped around the rotor head swashplate and pitch control rods.

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Tags: FL NTSB Report Panama City
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Jun
03
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Alpine, UT

Posted by jhadmin

On May 17, 2019, about 1034 mountain daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II helicopter, N744TW, impacted mountainous terrain about 4 miles north of Alpine, Utah. The private pilot and passenger were fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to Tumbleweed Leasing CO INC. and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal cross-country flight. Instrument meteorological conditions prevailed in the vicinity of the accident site about the time of the accident and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the pilot's residence near Myton, Utah about 0924 and was destined for South Valley Regional Airport (U42), Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Tags: Alpine NTSB Report UT
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