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Jun
28
2017

MD HELICOPTERS’ SINGLE-ENGINE BLOCK 1 GLASS COCKPIT UPGRADE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES CRITICAL FAA MILESTONE

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Mesa, Ariz., June 28, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces successful completion of all FAA Type Inspection Authorization (TIA) requirements for certification of its first all-glass cockpit for the MD 600N. The MD 600N is the first of the company’s four (4) single-engine models to feature the Block 1 cockpit upgrade and complete TIA. With the successful completion of the TIA milestone, MDHI remains on track to receive FAA approval for a 600N Type Certificate amendment this summer.

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Jun
28
2017

CAE, GE CANADA AND ROCKWELL COLLINS IN CANADA JOIN "TEAM CORMORANT" FOR MID-LIFE UPGRADE AND EXPANSION OF CANADA'S CORMORANT SEARCH AND RESCUE HELICOPTER FLEE

Posted by jhadmin

Rome - Leonardo Helicopters and IMP Aerospace & Defence (IMP) are pleased to announce the addition of three key Canadian industrial partners that have joined Team Cormorant, to support the modernization of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of EH101/CH-149 Cormorant Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters and potential expansion of the fleet through the conversion of AW101-519 helicopters.

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Tags: AW101 CH149 Cormorant Search and Rescue EH101 IMP IMP Aerospace & Defence Leonardo Helicopters Royal Canadian Air Force SAR
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Jun
28
2017

Vector Aerospace receives Boeing Gold Performance Excellence Award for Chinook support

Posted by jhadmin

Almondbank, UK - Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its support of the Chinook heavy-lift helicopter. Boeing issues the award annually to recognize top-performing suppliers who share its focus on first-time quality and on-time delivery.

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Jun
27
2017

LIFE FORCE ADDS SIXTH HELICOPTER IN NORTH CAROLINA; ERLANGER SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT WITH MURPHY MEDI

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June 27, 2017 - CHATTANOOGA TN -- Erlanger Health System officials announced today that LIFE FORCE plans to add a sixth helicopter to its fleet of air ambulances in August. The new LIFE FORCE air ambulance, operated by Med-Trans Corporation, will be based in Andrews, North Carolina at the Western Carolina Regional Airport outside of Murphy, North Carolina. Erlanger Health System also announced that they have signed a letter of intent with Murphy Medical Center.

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Jun
27
2017

Sikorsky Delivers Second S-92® Helicopter to South Korea Coast Guard

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COATESVILLE, Pa., June 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The South Korea Coast Guard has accepted delivery of its second S-92® helicopter for search and rescue following a ceremony today. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Jun
27
2017

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces today that they have received FAA STC # SR09528RC Certification for the Airbus H145 D2 Night Vision Lighting Modification

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Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces today that they have received FAA STC # SR09528RC Certification for the Airbus H145 D2 Night Vision Lighting Modification. “As always we are very proud to bring yet another NVG Configuration into our vast portfolio of NVIS certified aircraft” said Tonka Hufford ADI’s chief operating officer. “The H145 platform is used in multiple roles throughout the world and our NVIS modification adds to the outstanding safety features that the aircraft is built upon with superior night time and daylight cockpit readability”.

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Jun
26
2017

Bristow Teams with Blade to Provide Cabin Class Service in the Greater New York Area

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HOUSTON, June 26, 2017 -- Bristow U.S. LLC (“Bristow”) today announced an alliance with Fly Blade, Inc. (“Blade”) within the greater New York area. Under the agreement, Bristow is providing the aircraft, crew and maintenance for Blade’s new cabin service, with Blade providing the ground support, passenger booking, on-the-ground experience and marketing.

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Jun
26
2017

NTSB Report Released: Hastings, MN

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On June 15, 2017, about 1000 central daylight time, a Bell 47G helicopter, N90529, experienced a hard landing near Hastings, Minnesota. The pilot was seriously injured and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to NorthLand Helicopters Inc and operated by Scott's Helicopters, La Sueur, Minnesota under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight and which operated without a flight plan.

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Jun
26
2017

NTSB Report Released: Tallulah, LA

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On June 10, 2017, about 1320 central daylight time, a Hughes 269C helicopter, N7482F, was substantially damaged during a ground resonance event at the Vicksburg Tallulah Regional Airport (TVR), Tallulah, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to Wade and Son, Inc., and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the accident site. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight was originating at the time of the accident.

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Jun
26
2017

Aviation Safety Roadshows - at the heart of a partnership with the EASA

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At the end of April 2017, Airbus helicopters signed a contract with NTU – a project management company specialised in the aviation sector – to organise and hold Aviation Safety Roadshows in 5 South Asian countries: Nepal, Bhutan, India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka. The project – launched by the European Commission (EC) and managed by the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) – aims to promote European aeronautical industries in South Asia, strengthen institutional relations between the EASA and countries in the region and increase flight safety in the area. NTU, mandated by the EASA, has selected a panel of experts to meet this triple objective.

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Jun
26
2017

Airbus Helicopters delivers final H145M to the German Air Force

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Donauwörth, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the 15th and final H145M multi-role helicopter to the German Armed Forces (Bundeswehr). The helicopters, stationed in Laupheim, are operated by the Bundeswehr special forces. As the launch customer, the Bundeswehr ordered 15 of these high-performance helicopters in 2013 as part of the Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) Special Operations Forces (SOF) project and received the first aircraft at the end of 2015. With this final delivery, Airbus Helicopters has completed the entire programme within the specified time schedule and budget.

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Jun
26
2017

HAI serves on FAA Rulemaking Committee for Unmanned Aircraft I.D. and Tracking

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Alexandria, VA - Two staff members of Helicopter Association International (HAI) met with other aviation and industry stakeholders this week as members of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s new Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Identification and Tracking Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) to provide recommendations to the FAA related to remote identification and tracking of UAS.

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Tags: HAI Helicopter Association International
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Jun
26
2017

HAI Supports Senate FAA Reauthorization Bill

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Alexandria, VA – Following the release of the Senate’s version of the FAA reauthorization bill, Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the Senate Commerce Committee on pursuing a common-sense approach to FAA funding.

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Tags: HAI Helicopter Association International
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Jun
26
2017

CHC Helicopter Announces New Contract with Quadrant Energy

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PERTH, AUSTRALIA – CHC Group today announced it has been awarded a two-year contract to support one of Australia’s largest oil and gas companies, Quadrant Energy, starting July 1, 2017.

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Jun
26
2017

East/West Industries Celebrates and Commemorates Opening of New Facility with June 22 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

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RONKONKOMA, N.Y. – East/West Industries today commemorated its move to a spacious new facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by employees, vendors, customers and local VIPs.

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Jun
26
2017

DAC INTERNATIONAL RECEIVES LPV CONVERTER SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE FOR CESSNA 525 SERIES

Posted by jhadmin

AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2017 - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate for the Avionik Straubing Dual Localizer Performance with Vertical Guidance (LPV) Vertical Navigation(VNAV) Converter for the Cessna 525 Citation Jet 1/2/3. The STC includes the C525, 525A and 525B models.

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Jun
21
2017

Bell Helicopter Reports New Purchase Agreements for VIP-Configured Aircraft in Europe

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Pairs Air Show (June 21, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced signed purchase agreements for three VIP-configured aircraft in Europe for the sale of a Bell 429 to both Helix Av. in the United Kingdom and King’s Casino in the Czech Republic and the sale of a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Italy.

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Jun
21
2017

Brisbane is delivering AW139 maintenance training to the Asia-Pacific market

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Making its’ mark in the aviation industry, AgustaWestland 139 helicopter training has officially commenced in Brisbane, Australia. The first B1.3 European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approved course began on 05 June, conducted by active industry engineers from HeliTSA and in partnership with Aviation Australia.

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Jun
21
2017

MSH welcomes André Borschberg as Member of the Board

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Switzerland, June 21st, 2017 - The Board of Directors of MSH (Marenco Swisshelicopter AG) welcomes André Borschberg as new Member. André will join the Board as a non-executive Director with immediate effect, subject to confirmation at MSH’s next shareholders’ meeting in July.

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Jun
20
2017

South Korea’s LCH LAH Safran engine makes first ground run

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Safran announces the first ground run of the Arriel 2L2 engine at its Bordes facility, beginning of June. The Arriel family was selected in 2016 to power the new Korean civil and military helicopters, known as the LCH (Light Civil Helicopter) and LAH (Light Armed Helicopter). The Arriel 2L2 is co-developed by Safran Helicopter Engines and Hanwha Techwin, which will license-produce units in its Changwon plant, South-Korea. Hanwha Techwin will also be responsible for the engine's MRO.

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Jun
20
2017

Safran and Thai Aviation Industries to support Royal Thai Armed Forces helicopter engines

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Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Thai Aviation Industries (TAI) during International Paris Air Show to support helicopter engines operated by Royal Thai Armed Forces.

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Jun
20
2017

Boeing Forecasts Growth in Aerospace Services Market

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LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has released a forecast for aerospace services demand, projecting the need for expansive services over the next 10 years, valued at $2.6 trillion dollars.

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Jun
20
2017

A clean sheet approach to Airbus’ Racer high-speed demonstrator

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Airbus’ official maxim is: “We make it fly.” Based on a new high-speed demonstrator rotorcraft concept unveiled today by Airbus Helicopters at the 2017 Paris Air Show, this motto could be aptly updated to: “We make it fly… fast, and efficiently.”

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Jun
20
2017

L3 Delivers Its 4,000th MX™-Series Electro-Optical Infrared Turret

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LE BOURGET, France, June 20, 2017 – L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that it has delivered its 4,000th MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging turret since the initial launch of the product line in 1997. This milestone delivery of L3’s MX™-20D to a government customer will aid close air support missions from long-endurance fixed-wing aircraft. L3 WESCAM products are on exhibit at the 2017 International Paris Air Show in the L3 Pavilion – C2.

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Tags: EO/IR L3 MX™-Series electro-optical/infrared WESCAM
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Jun
20
2017

Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental sign contract for 17 helicopters and strengthen the partnership in the Chinese market

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Le Bourget (Paris) - 20 June, 2017 – Leonardo and Sino-US Intercontinental Helicopter Investment (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. announced today a further reinforcement of their strategic cooperation in the Chinese helicopter market. During an official ceremony held at the Paris Air Show, the parties announced the signing of a contract for the purchase of 17 helicopters comprising 2 AW119Kx single engine, 10 AW109 Trekker light twin and 5 AW139 intermediate twin engine models. The order is valued in excess of €100 million, with deliveries starting later this year.

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Jun
20
2017

Idaho Governor Gives ASU Valued Partner Awards to HeliAir and LFE

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(Paris, FRANCE) From the International Paris Air Show trade show floor in the United States Pavilion along with the state of Idaho delegation, Idaho Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter awarded Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) valued partner awards to Austria-based Helikopter Air Transport GmbH (HeliAir) and Paris, France-based LFE.

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Jun
20
2017

REBTECH Secures STC for Air Tractor 502/504 Series Aircraft

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June 20, 2017 - Bedford, TX -- REBTECH is pleased to announce the final completion of a night vision compatible conversion of the Air Tractor AT-502, 502A, 502B and AT-504 agricultural spray aircraft. The aircraft is owned and operated by Mr. Dean Heimermann, owner of Countryside Aviation in Chilton, Wisconsin.

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Jun
19
2017

Ardiden 3G obtains EASA type certification

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19 June 2017, Le Bourget, International Paris Air Show - Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA engine type certification for its Ardiden 3G engine, which powers Russian Helicopters’ Ka-62. The helicopter made its official maiden flight on 25 May 2017. Since its first ground test, the Ardiden 3 maturation and certification campaign has accumulated more than 8500 hours of test. Thanks to this extensive test phase, the Ardiden 3G will demonstrate a high level of maturity at entry into service.

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Jun
19
2017

Esterline Awarded Contract by Airbus Helicopters to Supply Avionics Systems for German Armed Forces' CH-53GS/GE Retrofit Program

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PARIS, FRANCE--(Marketwired - Jun 19, 2017) - PARIS INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW - Esterline Corporation (www.esterline.com) (NYSE: ESL), a leading global specialty manufacturer primarily serving the aerospace and defense markets, is pleased to announce the award of a contract from Airbus Helicopters to supply its CMC Electronics brand Integrated Helicopter Solution for the upgrade of the German Armed Forces' CH-53GS/GE Sea Stallion helicopters. The upgrade features the Esterline CMC Electronics CMA-9000 Flight Management System and the Esterline MFD-3068 Smart Multi-Function Display which will address obsolescence and enhance the CH-53GS/GE's capabilities by providing a flexible, modernized cockpit with improved civil navigation features.

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Jun
19
2017

VSR700 demonstrator performs first autonomous flights

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Paris, France, 19 June 2017 – Airbus Helicopters recently started autonomous flight trials of a VSR700 Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) demonstrator, paving the way for a first flight of the actual VSR700 prototype in 2018. A light military rotary-wing tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, the VSR700 is being developed jointly by Airbus Helicopters and Helicopteres Guimbal, the original manufacturer of the civil-certified Cabri G2 helicopter from which the VSR700 is derived.

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