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Apr
22
2018

Latitude SATCOM adds EASA STC for Bombardier Dash-8 Aircraft

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Victoria, BC Canada- Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satcom solutions has received EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) on Bombardier’s Dash-8 model aircraft for all Latitude SkyNode SATCOM models, including the latest Safety Services Voice TSO’d S200-012 ATS system. The STC also supports the installation of the IONode Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) system, which is capable of providing fully automated data gathering and distribution, real-time alerting for flight operations and maintenance quality assurance including fuel management programs. Latitude is excited to expand their system capabilities into the European community and its member states.

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Apr
23
2018

DONALDSON INLET BARRIER FILTERS APPROVED FOR INSTALLATION ON H125 HELICOPTERS IN CHINA

Posted by jhadmin

ST. LOUIS (April 23, 2018) – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the H125 (formerly AS350) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on Airbus H125 helicopters in China.

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Apr
23
2018

FIRST BELL 505 DELIVERED TO MEXICO

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First Bell 505 to be operated in Mexico will be used to support tourism and executive transportation

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Apr
23
2018

Arriel 2H obtains EASA type certification

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Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E.

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Tags: EASA Safran Helicopter Engines
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Apr
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel successfully demonstrate the highest levels of Manned-Unmanned Teaming capabilities

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, 24 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters and Schiebel have tested Manned Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T) capabilities between an H145 platform and a CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS), thus becoming the first European helicopter manufacturers to demonstrate this technology with the highest level of interoperability (LOI°5).

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Tags: Airbus Camcopter H145 Manned Unmanned Teaming MUM-T UAS
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Apr
25
2018

East/West Industries Celebrates 50 Years of Saving Aircrew Lives During Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Posted by jhadmin

NASHVILLE, – Excitement is in the air at East/West Industries as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary and more during the 2018 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit, April 25-27 in Nashville. Attendees are invited to join East/West for a celebratory beer toast from 2:50 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, in booth 1050.

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Apr
25
2018

COMMUNITY NETWORKING SPECTACULAR AT HELICOPTER MUSEUM IN MAY

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West Chester, PA – Join the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) on Thursday, May 17, from 5 until 7 p.m., for its first ever Community Networking Spectacular. The Happy Hour event in the museum’s gallery is free and open to the public.

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Apr
25
2018

The fight to preserve our air traffic control (ATC) system is back and once again, we need your support today!

Posted by jhadmin

Last night, Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released his manager’s amendment for the House FAA reauthorization bill. The bill will be on the House floor this week for a vote.

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Apr
25
2018

CAMTS Awards Accreditation to 15 Medical Transport Services

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April 25, 2018: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) proudly awarded new accreditation to one medical transport service and renewed reaccreditation for 14 additional services at the CAMTS April 2018 board meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

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Apr
25
2018

Japan Coast Guard bolsters fleet with additional H225 order

Posted by jhadmin

Berlin, 25 April 2018 – Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma operator in Japan.

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Tags: Airbus H225 Japan Coast Guard
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Apr
25
2018

Boeing, Rohde & Schwarz Sign Agreement to Offer R&S SDAR to H-47 Chinook Customers

Posted by jhadmin

BERLIN, April 25, 2018 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Rohde & Schwarz have reached an agreement to offer Rohde & Schwarz’s next-generation software-defined airborne radio (SDAR) into the flight systems of H-47 Chinook helicopters. The R&S SDAR will give operators of the Boeing-built Chinook significant communications capabilities.

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Apr
25
2018

CANADA CERTIFIES INCREASED GROSS WEIGHT FOR S-92 HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, CONNECTICUT - Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters. The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015.

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Apr
25
2018

NTSB Report Released: Smethport, PA

Posted by jhadmin

On April 8, 2018, about 1711 eastern daylight time, an MD Helicopter 600N, N602BP, operated by High Line Helicopters, LLC, was destroyed when it collided with a wooden power line support structure and terrain in Smethport, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot was seriously injured and two linemen were fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the power line construction flight, which was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133. The flight departed an unimproved landing zone adjacent to the accident site.

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Apr
25
2018

Waypoint Leasing Places H135 Helicopter with ALT in Germany

Posted by jhadmin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it recently completed a lease transaction for one H135 helicopter to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ALT”) in Germany to be used for pilot training. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s seventh H135 delivery, as well as its first transaction with ALT.

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Apr
26
2018

DRT Power Systems Announces the Acquisition of ANWO Machine

Posted by jhadmin

West Chester, OH— DRT Power Systems, LLC (DRT) and ANWO Machine (ANWO) today announced the closing of the acquisition of specific assets and liabilities of ANWO Machine by DRT. This acquisition adds a ninth location to the DRT portfolio.

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Tags: ANWO Machine DRT Power Systems
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Apr
27
2018

LEONARDO AND THE AUSTRALIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENCE SIGN AGREEMENT TO ESTABLISH LOCAL HELICOPTER TRANSMISSION REPAIR AND OVERHAUL FACILITY

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo and the Australian Ministry of Defence have agreed to establish a helicopter transmission repair and overhaul facility in Melbourne capable of servicing MRH Taipan, foreign NH90 and certain civil helicopter main gear boxes. Planned to be set up into an existing facility of Leonardo and to commence operation in mid-2020, the centre will employ at least 12 technical staff for 30 years or more.

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Apr
27
2018

Sarina Houston Awarded the WAI Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors

Posted by jhadmin

April 27, 2018 San Diego, California – Sarina Houston of Pittsboro, North Carolina was awarded the 3rd Martha King Scholarship for Women Flight Instructors during the annual Women in Aviation International Conference. This scholarship consists of $5,000 toward flight training and free, lifetime access to all King Schools courses including FIRCs for life. The value is over $18,000.

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Tags: King Schools Martha Kind Scholarship Sarina Houston
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Apr
30
2018

Helicentre Announces New EASA FI(H) Refresher Seminar

Posted by jhadmin

Midlands-Based ATO (Approved Training Organisation) Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced the launch of a brand new two-day EASA Helicopter Flight Instructor refresher seminar, the first of which is due to take place on 23rd and 24th May 2018.

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Apr
30
2018

DART Aerospace gets EASA certification for the H145(EC145) Heli-Utility Basket™

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario - Last February, DART Aerospace was proud to announce the delivery of the first unit of its H145(EC145) Quick Release, Heli-Utility-Basket™ to the lead AHI Customer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). To best serve the end user, this project was completed with oversight from the FAA, with EASA validation expected shortly thereafter.

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Tags: Dart ec145 H145 Heli-Utility Basket San Diego Gas & Electric
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Apr
30
2018

Celebrating 25 years of Parts By the Hour with DRF Luftrettung

Posted by jhadmin

DRF Luftrettung operates over 50 Airbus helicopters for emergency operations at 31 bases in Germany and Austria. Each year the crews take off to more than 38,000 emergency medical services like rapid air rescue and inter-hospital transport of intensive care patients. The prerequisite for this level of activity? Having a helicopter fleet at maximum readiness.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters DRF Luftrettung
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Apr
30
2018

FAA Begins Drone Airspace Authorization Expansion

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has begun expanding an automated system that will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide.

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Tags: FAA UAS
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Apr
30
2018

LOCKHEED MARTIN’S CEO HIGHLIGHTS ‘PARTNERSHIPS WITH PURPOSE’ AT GLOBAL AEROSPACE SUMMIT

Posted by jhadmin

ABu Dhabi, UAE, APRIL 30, 2018 – Collaborations that focus on shared opportunity, growth and progress are critical for global security, said the Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin at the Global Aerospace Summit in Abu Dhabi today.

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Apr
30
2018

Rockwell Collins enables airspace management during test flights for NASA’s UAS Traffic Management program

Posted by jhadmin

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (April 30, 2018) – Rockwell Collins recently participated in two weeks of critical testing for the NASA Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) program. As part of the test flights, Rockwell Collins served as the UAS Service Supplier (USS) for the safe management of a UAS flying beyond visual line of sight.

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Apr
30
2018

OzRunways and TracPlus collaborate to deliver EFB-based global messaging

Posted by jhadmin

TracPlus Global and OzRunways announced today an agreement to deliver global airborne messaging using OzRunways EFB (Electronic Flight Bag) and TracPlus’ portable RockAIR tracker. Under this agreement, OzRunways users will be able to send and receive text messages globally using the Iridium satellite network and cellular networks.

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Tags: EFB OzRunways TracPlus
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May
01
2018

H+S Aviation Named GE Aviation-Approved MRO Network Partner for T700 Engines

Posted by jhadmin

Portsmouth, UK - H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, is now a member of the GE Aviation-approved MRO Network for T700 engines around the globe after a recent agreement between the independent engine services provider and the OEM.

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Tags: BBA Aviation H + S Aviation
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May
01
2018

A Few Thoughts About Pilot Complacency

Posted by jhadmin

People look at “Complacency” as an active process. In other words, you are a bad person if you are complacent. It must be something that you are aiming to do - - to be complacent. Instead of “complacency,” I think of it as becoming “de-sensitized.” And I can see this happening to me and to those around me.

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May
01
2018

Forbes Names FlightSafety International One of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers

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NEW YORK (May 1, 2018) –FlightSafety International announces that it has been named one of the best mid-size employers for 2018 by Forbes. The Forbes list recognizes America’s best 500 large employers and 500 mid-size employers across 25 different industries.

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May
01
2018

2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit Early Registration Now Open

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IRVING, TX – May 1, 2018 - CHC Helicopter today announced the official opening of early bird registration for its signature aviation safety event, the annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit.

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May
01
2018

SIKORSKY INVITES APPLICATIONS TO 9TH ANNUAL ENTREPRENEURIAL CHALLENGE

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., May 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today the launch of the 9th Entrepreneurial Challenge.

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May
02
2018

Metro Aviation expands presence in North Carolina

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Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s AirCare, a hospital-based air medical program, is the newest member of the Metro Aviation family, joining other North Carolina Metro Aviation programs Vidant EastCare and Mountain Area Medical Airlift (MAMA). In a matter of six months, Metro Aviation procured and refurbished three Airbus EC135P2+ helicopters for the AirCare program. Metro Aviation also hired and trained the pilots and mechanics to be provided, and completed comprehensive training for AirCare’s communication center personnel and medical crew. Metro Aviation begins providing aviation services for AirCare on Wednesday, May 2.

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