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Feb
19
2018

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Provides Solutions for New FAA AC 133-1B Requirements

Posted by jhadmin

North Vancouver, BC, Canada – Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc. (www.boostsystems.ca), a leading provider of HEC equipment for aerial rescue and worker placement, is currently the sole North American supplier of 14 CFR § 27.865 compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Dual Hook Systems (DHSs) and a Personnel Carrying Device System (PCDS).

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Feb
19
2018

Enhancement for Flightcell DZMx - Built-In WiFi!

Posted by jhadmin

19 February 2018 - The Flightcell DZMx, the all-in-one solution for global voice, data, messaging and tracking, is to be enhanced with a built-in WiFi hotspot and router. This provides a cellular broadband data connection for onboard smart devices and connected equipment without the need for a separate WiFi router installation. The WiFi antenna and components are installed within the existing DZMx housing.

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Feb
19
2018

Southeast Aerospace Named BendixKing Repair Partner

Posted by jhadmin

Southeast Aerospace (SEA) is pleased to announce our formal selection as a BendixKing Repair Partner, designating SEA as an authorized BendixKing repair, overhaul and OEM distributer.

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Feb
19
2018

ROBINSON HELICOPTER’S CARGO HOOK TO DEBUT AT HELI-EXPO 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation will be on display at this year’s Heli-Expo February 27th through March 1st in Las Vegas, NV. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 lb to 2900 lb.

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Feb
19
2018

Michael Gallagher Appointed to Board of Directors for Impact Dakota

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Spectrum Aeormed’s VP Director of Production, Michael Gallagher, was recently appointed to the board of directors for Impact Dakota.

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Feb
19
2018

TracPlus and AgriTrack team up to help Australian Firefighters

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TracPlus Global and AgriTrack announced today an agreement to deliver time-critical fire information from AgriTrack’s FireTrack into TracPlus’ global tracking and messaging service

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Feb
19
2018

DAC INTERNATIONAL AND RDDS AVIONICS LTD. MARKS 25TH ANNIVERSARY BY INTRODUCING SENSE DISPLAY RANGE AT HAI 2018

Posted by jhadmin

AUSTIN, Texas, February 19, 2018 - DAC INTERNATIONAL INC. (DAC), a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, announced today that in association with DAC INTERNATIONAL, RDDS's North American distributor, RDDS will be introducing to HAI 2018, its newest airborne multi-function display range, SENSE. Six new Full HD Touch Screen Displays, featuring the best of RDDS’ most advanced display technology delivering reliable functionality and great value.

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Feb
19
2018

Frasca International Celebrates 60 Years of Simulation

Posted by jhadmin

February 19, 2018. Urbana, IL. Flight Simulator Manufacturer Frasca International, Inc. is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. The company was founded by Rudy Frasca in 1958 and remains a privately held, family run business. Over the past six decades, the company has become well known as a quality supplier of flight simulation equipment for hundreds of flight schools worldwide.

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Feb
15
2018

Wire Strike Protection for R66 Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada.

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Feb
15
2018

ALPINE AEROTECH FIRST TO MARKET WITH CERTIFIED BEAR PAWS FOR THE BELL 505

Posted by jhadmin

Kelowna, BC — ALPINE AEROTECH is pleased to announce receipt of the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their robust Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit.

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Feb
15
2018

Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California, Nevada

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Denton - Leading national air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation and Care Flight, a medical flight service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), have partnered to provide helicopter medical service to large parts of Nevada and California.

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Feb
15
2018

Lockheed Martin Announces Orlando Expansion, Hiring Plans

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Fla., -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today broke ground on a new, $50 million, 255,000 square foot office facility and announced plans to hire about 1,800 people over the next two years, of which about 500 will be based in Orlando.

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Feb
15
2018

Era Group Celebrates 70 Years of Service

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON -- Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the United States, is pleased to commence a year-long celebration of 70 years of service beginning in 1948.

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Feb
13
2018

Voom joins Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, Voom, the world's premier on-demand helicopter booking platform, is now joining Airbus Helicopters as part of the company’s strategy to provide new urban mobility solutions for commuters. Initially incubated in A^3, Airbus’ Silicon Valley outpost, Voom launched commercial operations in April 2017 in Sao Paulo, flying thousands of passengers over the last ten months, and plans to expand its presence this year.

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Feb
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Raton, NM

Posted by jhadmin

On January 17, 2018, about 1800 mountain standard time, N658H, registered as a Bell UH-1H helicopter, impacted terrain near Raton, New Mexico. A ground fire and explosion subsequently occurred. The commercial pilot, pilot rated passenger, and three other passengers were fatally injured. One passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was destroyed during the impact and ground fire. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Sapphire Aviation LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The flight originated from the Raton Municipal Airport/Crews Field (RTN), near Raton, New Mexico about 1750 and was destined for Folsom, New Mexico.

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Feb
13
2018

LORD Corporation Announces LORD Electromechanical Solutions

Posted by jhadmin

CARY, N.C. – LORD Corporation, a global diversified technology and manufacturing company, has announced a new brand for its portfolio of electromechanical products: LORD Electromechanical Solutions. As part of this new brand, LORD’s Fly-by-Wire Systems France (FbW) brand will transition to LORD Electromechanical Solutions. LORD Electromechanical Solutions encompasses LORD’s array of electromechanical products, including cockpit control systems and components, electromechanical actuation, active vibration control systems, sensing systems and components, and torque monitoring systems.

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Feb
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On January 24, 2018, about 1700 eastern standard time, a Schweizer 269C-1, N3947C, operated by Pelican Flight Training LLC., was substantially damaged during an autorotation after takeoff from the Downtown Fort Lauderdale Heliport (DT1), Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The flight instructor and student pilot were not injured. The flight was operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that was destined for North Perry Airport (HWO), Hollywood, Florida.

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Feb
13
2018

Precision Flight Controls, Inc. Releases B-206 / 407 GXP Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Rancho Cordova, CA, February 2018 - Precision Flight Controls to demonstrate its FAA approved B-206/407 helicopter flight simulator at Heli-Expo, Las Vegas 2018.

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Feb
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Pomeroy, WA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 27, 2018, about 1534 Pacific standard time, a Hughes 369D Helicopter, N369TH, impacted terrain under unknown circumstances about 10 miles northwest of Pomeroy, Washington. The commercial pilot and one passenger were seriously injured, and one passenger was fatally injured. The helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to McCall Helicopters Inc, and operated by Kiwi Air, doing business as Hells Canyon Helicopters as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 wildlife capture flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from a nearby staging area about 1515.

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Feb
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Harrisville, NY

Posted by jhadmin

On January 28, 2018, about 1530 eastern standard time, an experimental, amateur-built Vertical Aviation Technologies 260L Hummingbird helicopter, N4045, operated by the commercial pilot, was substantially damaged during a forced landing, following a total loss of engine power during cruise flight near Harrisville, New York. The commercial pilot was not injured. The personal flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from Potsdam Municipal Airport (PTD), Potsdam, New York, about 1500. The flight was destined to pilot's private residence in Harrisville, New York.

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Feb
13
2018

NTSB Report Released: Newport Beach, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 30, 2018, about 1350 Pacific standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R44, N7530R, was destroyed when it impacted three residential houses while maneuvering near Newport Beach, California. The private pilot and two of the three passengers sustained fatal injuries, one passenger sustained serious injuries, and one person located on the ground sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter and operated by Revolution Aviation under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the personal cross-country flight. The flight originated from the John Wayne-Orange County Airport (SNA) about 1 minute prior to the accident, with an intended destination of Catalina Island, California.

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Feb
13
2018

FreeFlight Systems' Vice President of Sales and Marketing Pete Ring elected to Aircraft Electronic Association's Board of Directors

Posted by jhadmin

IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company's Vice President Sales and Marketing, Pete Ring, has been elected to the Aircraft Electronic Association (AEA) Board of Directors to serve a term of three years. He will officially be seated at the spring board meeting in Las Vegas on March 25th.

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Feb
13
2018

StandardAero Awarded Eight-Year Agreement to Provide PW127M Engine MRO Services for Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation’s Fleet of ATR72-600 Aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – StandardAero was recently awarded an exclusive, eight-year agreement to provide Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) PW127M engine maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) services for Far Eastern Air Transport Corporation’s (FAT) fleet of ATR72-600 aircraft.

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Feb
13
2018

Precision Aviation Group (PAG) named Bendix/King Repair Partner

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, GA – Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce the company was formally selected as an authorized BendixKing repair, overhaul and OEM component distribution partner.

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Feb
08
2018

BELL 505 TO ASSIST IN RECOVERY OF MISSING US MILITARY PERSONNEL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore Air Show (8 February 2018) - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters to Asian Aviation Resources Pte. Ltd. in Cambodia.

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Feb
08
2018

Where in the USA Do Helicopter Accidents Occur?

Posted by jhadmin

Usually, helicopter accidents occur in states where more helicopters are flying year round and where helicopters operate most often for industry purposes. During the 10-year period from 2007 to 2016, a large percentage of helicopter operations took place west of the Rocky Mountains and that is reflected in the accident totals.

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Feb
08
2018

NTSB Report Released: Zebulon, GA

Posted by jhadmin

On January 29, 2018, about 1725 eastern standard time, a Bell OH-58C, N942SC, operated by the Spalding County Sheriff's Department, was substantially damaged during a hard landing after a loss of engine power near Zebulon, Georgia. The flight instructor and the student pilot were not injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the public use instructional flight.

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Feb
08
2018

LEONARDO IS GROWING IN INDONESIA WITH NEW ORDERS AND DELIVERIES IN THE HELICOPTER SECTOR

Posted by jhadmin

L ' Indonesia remains a strong growth market for Leonardo thanks to a new order in the country for two light intermediate helicopter AW169 intended for the transport company. The helicopters, the first of this model ordered in Indonesia, will be delivered by the end of 2018.

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Feb
08
2018

Asia Pacific’s HEMS, VIP and military markets present opportunities for the H145

Posted by jhadmin

The Asia Pacific region extends from India to New Zealand, covering an area of 16,000 km and comprising the Pacific’s smallest islands to the entire continent of Australia. The region represents 30 percent of the global civil and parapublic helicopter fleet and 25 percent of the global military helicopter fleet. Of the 4,000 helicopters in operation in the civil and parapublic market, Airbus leads Asia Pacific with 40 percent market share, and represents close to 10 percent of the 5,000 military helicopters in operation.

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Feb
08
2018

LEONARDO EXPANDS ITS PRESENCE IN BANGLADESH HELICOPTER MARKET

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is expanding its share of the growing Bangladeshi helicopter market with the announcement, during Singapore Air Show, of the upcoming delivery of five helicopters to Bashundhara Airways, comprising three AW109 Trekkers and two AW119Kx. The helicopters will be used for EMS, utility, law-enforcement, surveillance, VIP, corporate & passenger transport applications and are all scheduled to be delivered before the end of 2018 bringing Leonardo’s market share to exceed a 30%.

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