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Aug
16
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOD Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

At the request of its Federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security-sensitive facilities by establishing temporary flight restrictions specific to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

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Aug
16
2018

Drones and Wildfires Don't Mix-Period

Posted by jhadmin

If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone flight, there are serious risks not just to first responders but also to anyone in the fire’s path.

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Aug
15
2018

Pratt & Whitney Expands Service Network with a New Designated Maintenance Facility in Brazil for Helicopter Customers

Posted by jhadmin

SÃO PAULO, – Pratt & Whitney Canada, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), announced today at LABACE 2018 that it has appointed its third Designated Maintenance Facility (DMF) in Brazil, Helipark Manutenção Aeronáutica Ltda. Based in Carapicuíba, in São Paulo, this new DMF will service the PT6B-37A, PW206C, PW207D, PW207D1, PW207D2 and PW210A helicopter engines. This new appointment is part of P&WC’s effort to grow its service network in the region and provide cost-effective, customized solutions to increase aircraft availability.

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Tags: Pratt & Whitney United Technologies Corp
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Aug
15
2018

Era Group to Present at the 2018 Barclays CEO Energy – Power Conference

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, will present at the Barclay’s CEO Energy – Power Conference to be held in New York City on September 4-6, 2018.

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Tags: Barclay ECO Energy Power Conference ERA
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Aug
15
2018

Air Evac Lifeteam to Present Informational Recruiting Webinar for Pilots

Posted by jhadmin

O’Fallon, MO (August 15, 2018) – Helicopter Air Ambulance operator Air Evac Lifeteam will present an informational recruiting webinar for pilots interested in learning about career opportunities. The webinar, approximately 30 - 45 minutes, will be held at 3 p.m. EDT (2 p.m. CDT) on Thursday, August 30, 2018.

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Tags: Air Evac Lifeteam Helicopter Air Ambulance
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Aug
15
2018

ABLE IS HEADING TO ACPC 2018!

Posted by jhadmin

IS YOUR AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE COSTING YOU MONEY? Able solution-makers Jeff Miller, David Kidwell, Beth Mann and Mike McNabb will be at ACPC 2018. Schedule a meeting with one of these fixed-wing experts and let us help!

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Aug
15
2018

ICON Aviation appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker in Brazil

Posted by jhadmin

São Paolo, Brazil – Leonardo announced today that ICON Aviation has been appointed an official distributor for the AW109 Trekker light twin engine helicopter in Brazil. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at LABACE exhibition. The distribution agreement, which follows established charter services provided by ICON Aviation in the country with other AW109 variants and the AW139 type, could possibly be extended to additional models. With five main bases in Brazil, ICON Aviation is a prime national player for business aircraft and helicopter sales and services.

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Tags: AW109 ICON Aviation Leonardo
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Aug
13
2018

Bell Announces the Delivery of Bell 429s to Jamaica Defence Force

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX (August 13, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 429s to the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF). A third Bell 429 is scheduled for delivery to the JDF next year. The three aircraft will be used to complete a range of missions including, search and rescue, medical evacuations, natural disaster relief, national security and military training.

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Tags: Bell 429 Bell Helicopter Jamaica Defence Force
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Aug
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Le Sueur, MN

Posted by jhadmin

On July 26, 2018, at 2100 central daylight time, a Continental Copters Inc. Tomcat MK5A, N9005T, experienced a total loss of engine power during cruise flight. The pilot performed an autorotation to a field about six miles east of Le Sueur, Minnesota. The pilot was uninjured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Scotts Helicopter Service Inc., under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed from Hastings, Minnesota and was destined to Le Sueur, Minnesota.

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Aug
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Mullen, NE

Posted by jhadmin

On August 3, 2018, about 1545 mountain daylight time, a Airbus EC 130 T2 helicopter, N130TG, lost control while maneuvering near the Dismal River Golf Club, southwest of Mullen, Nebraska. The private pilot was not injured and the passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight.

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Aug
08
2018

CHC Helicopter and Sikorsky Sending Students to CHC’s Safety & Quality Summit

Posted by jhadmin

IRVING, TX – CHC Helicopter, along with long-standing Summit sponsor and supporter Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, have selected the winners of two grants for aviation students to attend the 14th CHC Safety & Quality Summit this October in Dallas.

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Tags: CHC Helicopters CHC Safety & Quality Summit Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Aug
08
2018

LIFESTAR Air Medical Transport Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

Posted by jhadmin

Amarillo, Tex., - Med-Trans Corporation and Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems are commemorating the 25th anniversary of LIFESTAR air medical transport service in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding states. After beginning in one location with one helicopter, LIFESTAR now operates two helicopters and a fixed-wing aircraft from three locations. "We are proud of the growth and service we've been able to provide in bringing world class patient care to the people of the Texas Panhandle and nearby states," said Med-Trans President Rob Hamilton. "To mark this historic 25th anniversary, we'll be hosting a gala celebration at the new Downtown Embassy Suites on August 18 to share our celebration with the community."

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Tags: LIFESTAR Med Trans Northwest Texas Healthcare Systems
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Aug
08
2018

THAI AVIATION SERVICES S-76D™ FLEET ACHIEVES 10,000 FLIGHT HOURS

Posted by jhadmin

Stratford, Conn., Aug. 8, 2018 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced that Thai Aviation Services has accumulated 10,000 flight hours on its S-76D™ fleet in record time of less than two years.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin S-76D Sikorsky Thai Aviation Services
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Aug
08
2018

CHC Safety and Quality Summit Announces Female Aviators Scholarship Winners

Posted by jhadmin

IRVING, TX – CHC Helicopter and Collective Magazine today announced that they have selected two scholarship winners from Whirly-Girls International for the 2018 CHC Safety and Quality Summit. The two winners, Melissa Hanthorn-Shantz and Samantha Hansen, will join more than 500 professionals at one of the aviation industry’s premiere safety events.

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Tags: CHC CHC Helicopter CHC Safety and Quality Summit Whirly Girls
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Aug
06
2018

Aerometals Receives FAA STC Approval for Airbus H130 IBF System

Posted by jhadmin

6 AUG 2018, Sacramento, CA - Aftermarket civil and military aircraft parts manufacturer and engine Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) innovator Aerometals has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for Airbus Helicopters H130 (EC130T2) IBF System. Utilizing the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling software, Aerometals' engineers have created the most effective and efficient next generation IBF design available on the market today.

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Tags: AeroMetals Airbus H130 IBF System STC
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Aug
03
2018

Los Angeles-Area Helicopter Groups Request Helicopter Noise Complaint Hotline Remain Active

Posted by jhadmin

Los Angeles, Calif. (August 1, 2018) – The Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association (LAAHOA) and the Professional Helicopter Pilots Association (PHPA) are objecting to a proposal to discontinue a noise complaint hotline serving the Los Angeles region and sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Tags: FAA LAAHOA Los Angeles Los Angeles Area Helicopter Operators Association PHPA Professional Helicopter Pilots Association
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Aug
03
2018

NTSB Report Released: Oakdale, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 24, 2018, about 1800 Pacific daylight time, a Bell UH-1H helicopter, N107CH, was substantially damaged during a precautionary landing near Oakdale, California. The pilot was not injured; the pilot-rated passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Airlift Helicopters Service and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the cross-country flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Fullerton Municipal Airport Fullerton, California at 1300 and was destined for Weed Airport, Weed, California.

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Aug
02
2018

NTSB Report Released: Todd Mission, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On July 20, 2018, about 1215 central daylight time, a high skid-equipped Bell 206B helicopter, N325CT, lost control after takeoff and impacted terrain near Todd Mission, Texas. The right seat private helicopter pilot and one passenger sustained minor injuries, and two passengers sustained no injury. The helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the pilot under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a visual flight rules personal sightseeing flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the pilot's private helipad in Pinehurst, Texas, about 0900.

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Aug
02
2018

Era Group Names Grant Newman Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that Grant Newman has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, effective September 4, 2018.

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Aug
02
2018

World Helicopter Day

Posted by jhadmin

World Helicopter Day takes place on Sunday 19 August and to mark the occasion The Helicopter Museum in Weston-super-Mare is hosting a special Family Fun Day which includes opening some of its more unusual exhibits, that have rarely been open to the public before.

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Aug
01
2018

Installation of Power and Control Box for external load operation at helicopter Bell 204/205

Posted by jhadmin

Karlsruhe, 1.08.2018 – SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with Wucher Helicopter a power and control box for use of long line load hooks and further systems for external load operation at helicopter Bell 204/205.

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Aug
01
2018

GENERAL AVIATION SAFETY GETS A BOOST WITH NEW SPIDERTRACKS PLAN OPTIONS

Posted by jhadmin

New Zealand-based flight safety specialists Spidertracks have today launched two new plans designed to help boost aviation safety by making valuable features more accessible. Spidertracks’ Chief Marketing Officer Todd O’Hara says the new plans are aimed at both recreational flyers and lower-hour commercial users.

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Aug
01
2018

Boeing to Establish New Aerospace & Autonomy Center

Posted by jhadmin

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced plans to open the new Boeing Aerospace & Autonomy Center in Cambridge, Mass., becoming the first major tenant of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) new mixed-use district in Kendall Square.

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Aug
01
2018

93 HELICOPTERS DELIVERED AS AT THE END OF JULY 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo informs that the number of Helicopter delivered from the beginning of the year to the 31st of July 2018 is equal to 93 units, up from 85 delivered in the first seven months of 2017.

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Jul
31
2018

SUU Aviation Partners with Whirly-Girls, International to Promote Female Helicopter Pilots

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter industry is facing unprecedented pilot shortages, with a predicted demand of over 7,000 pilots in the United States alone over the next 18 years. To combat these shortages, Southern Utah University (SUU) Aviation has allocated three $20,000 scholarships to Whirly- Girls International for female helicopter pilot students. This scholarship addition will add a significant dollar amount to the 2019 awards and will help to produce the largest scholarship program in the Whirly-Girls’ 63-year history.

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Tags: SUU Whirly Girls
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Jul
31
2018

United Rotorcraft receives EASA STC for AW169 / AW139

Posted by jhadmin

DENVER, – United Rotorcraft has received a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its modular emergency medical services (EMS) interiors for both the AW169 and AW139 helicopters.

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Tags: AW139 AW169 EASA EMS STC United Rotorcraft
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Jul
30
2018

FAA Hits 100K Remote Pilot Certificates Issued

Posted by jhadmin

Drones have really taken off! As of today, more than 100,000 enthusiasts have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate to fly a drone for commercial and recreational (not qualifying as “model aircraft”) use since the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) small drone rule went into effect on August 29, 2016.

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Jul
30
2018

First Boeing Apache, Chinook helicopters for India complete inaugural flights

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ARLINGTON, Va., — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and India recently took a significant step toward modernizing the Indian Air Force’s helicopter fleet by completing the first flights of Apache and Chinook helicopters destined for delivery next year.

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Jul
30
2018

Luxembourg Defence orders two H145Ms

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, The Government of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg has ordered two H145M multipurpose helicopters for defence and security missions. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will also provide a training and support package to its customer. The helicopters will be delivered before the end of 2019 and will enter into service beginning of 2020.

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Jul
30
2018

FreeFlight Systems 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor selected to provide ADS-B position source for HH-60G helicopter fleet

Posted by jhadmin

July 30, 2018 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor has been selected to provide ADS-B position source information as a part of an upcoming ADS-B modification and compliance program for the United States Air Force HH-60G helicopter fleet. Strategic Enterprise Solutions, Corp. (SESC, www.sescorp.org) of Warner Robins, Georgia was recently awarded the modification program, which includes installation of the 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor and the AN/APX-119 Mode S Extended Squitter transponder with Mode 5 capability to provide a complete ADS-B Out solution for more than 100 helicopters.

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Tags: FreeFlight NextGen
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