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Mar
25
2019

Universal Avionics Offers Authorized Dealers and Integrators New STC Packages

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Tucson, AZ - March 25, 2019 – Universal Avionics (UA) is offering the company's Authorized Dealers and Integrators two new Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) packages, available at no charge in many cases. The first is for ADS-B Out Data Pairing and the second supports installation of the InSight Display System.

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Tags: STC UA Universal Avionics
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Mar
25
2019

Jupiter Avionics Unveils New Products at Aircraft Electronics Association Annual Convention

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(KELOWNA, BC Canada, March 25, 2019) – Jupiter Avionics Corporation revealed an entire new line of products at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual convention in Palm Springs, California this week.

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Mar
25
2019

AeroComputers, Inc. is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers

Posted by jhadmin

AeroComputers, Inc. the industry leader in providing tactical mission management systems for airborne applications that integrate the best in map data, and overlay of map data on live gimbal video (augmented reality) is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers.

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Tags: AeroComputers
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Mar
25
2019

JOINT VENTURE WITH THE ALGERIAN MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE FOR LOCAL HELICOPTER ASSEMBLY, SUPPORT AND TRAINING

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo and the Algerian Ministry of National Defence announced today the establishment of a joint venture for the local assembly, sale and support of Leonardo helicopters for various applications. The joint venture (with a 51% share owned by the Ministry of National Defence and 49% owned by Leonardo) will be headquartered in a brand new industrial facility at Aïn Arnat, in the Sétif Province.

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Tags: Algerian Ministry of National Defence Leonardo
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Mar
25
2019

BLADE LAUNCHES HELICOPTER FLIGHTS TO AND FROM JFK ALL-DAY LONG

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK, N.Y., March 25, 2019 - In its largest service expansion to date, BLADE Urban Air Mobility, Inc. (“BLADE”) has launched continuous helicopter flights between Manhattan and John F. Kennedy Airport (“JFK”) every weekday from 7:00am to 7:00pm. The shared flight service will be the largest Urban Air Mobility (“UAM”) initiative in the United States and will advance BLADE’s mission of continuing to reduce the cost of urban aviation.

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Tags: Bell BLADE Urban Air Mobility JFK Manhattan UAM
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Mar
25
2019

Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ Helicopter Achieves First Flight

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., – The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter achieved first flight today at Sikorsky’s West Palm Beach, Fla., site. This revolutionary aircraft, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA], will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

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Tags: Boeing DEFIANT Lockheed Martin SB>1 DEFIANT Sikorsky
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Mar
25
2019

FreeFlight Systems extends Avail Performance Package to include select business jets, providing legacy aircraft a complete ADS-B solution

Posted by jhadmin

March 25, 2019 - IRVING, Texas - NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company’s Avail Performance Package is now available for legacy business jets. Included in the Avail for Jets package are dual 1090 Mode S/ES transponders, a RANGR-RX/G 978 ADS-B receiver with an internal WAAS/GPS, integrated WiFi, and a single control head. This certified avionics package provides a cost-effective and complete ADS-B solution that is ideal for Citation and Learjet operators.

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Tags: FreeFlight NextGen
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Mar
25
2019

NTSB Final Report: Corvallis, OR

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student helicopter pilot's inadequate torque pedal application during practice approaches with a tailwind, which resulted in a loss of yaw control and a subsequent hard landing.

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Mar
25
2019

NTSB Final Report: Lantana, FL

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The student pilot's improper pitch control during landing, which resulted in a dynamic rollover.

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Mar
25
2019

NTSB Final Report: Cordova, AK

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's selection of unsuitable terrain for landing, which resulted in impact with brush and a loss of helicopter control.

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Mar
26
2019

BELL 525 ENGINE RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FROM FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA)

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GE Aviation’s CT7-2F1 engine accomplishes type certification

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Tags: Bell Bell 525 Bell Helicopter GE Aviation
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Mar
26
2019

Korea and Malaysia add AW189s to their fire-fighting helicopter fleets

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, – With deliveries across Asia Pacific the Leonardo AW189 super medium helicopter is becoming the leader in the firefighting market. The Malaysia Fire and Rescue Department (Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat Malaysia) and Korea’s Seoul Fire Department are beginning operations with their AW189s and will soon be followed by the Tokyo Fire Department.

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Tags: AW189 Leonardo Malaysia Fire and Rescue
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Mar
26
2019

AeroComputers announces sales and service agreement with ACSE GmbH

Posted by jhadmin

AeroComputers, Inc., the industry leader in providing tactical mission management systems for airborne applications that integrate the best in map data, and overlay of map data on live gimbal video (augmented reality), is pleased to announce an agreement with ACSE GmbH to provide sales and service for European customers.

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Tags: AeroComputers
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Mar
27
2019

WESTSTAR AVIATION SERVICES SIGNS ANOTHER CONTRACT WITH LEONARDO FOR THE PURCHASE OF THREE AW169 AND TWO AW139 HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Weststar Aviation Services, a leading regional offshore helicopter transportation services provider, and Leonardo signed a contract – valued at around 50 million euros - for three new-generation AW169 and two AW139 helicopters for offshore operations in West Africa and the Middle East.

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Tags: AW139 AW169 Leonardo Weststart Aviation
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Mar
27
2019

Helicopter Association International Applauds House Committee Vote on HR 1108

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 27, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for passing HR 1108.

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Tags: HAI
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Mar
27
2019

NTSB Final Report: Sterling City, TX

Posted by jhadmin

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's improper decision to exit the helicopter without shutting down the engine, which allowed the collective/throttle to increase and resulted in a loss of control of the unattended helicopter.

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Tags: NTSB Report Sterling City TX
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Mar
27
2019

NTSB Final Report: Blair, WI

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The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be: The pilot's failure to recognize and compensate for hazards during the external load operation, which led to a collision between a lineman (external load) and a powerline.

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Tags: Blair NTSB Report WI
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Mar
27
2019

NTSB Final Report: Groom, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On October 24, 2017, about 1540 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N60EA, sustained substantial damage during a forced landing after a total loss of engine power while on approach to a private landing zone near Groom, Texas. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by Plains Aerial Leasing, Inc as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Part 137 agricultural aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions existed near the accident site at the time of the flight, and a flight plan had not been filed. The flight departed from an off-airport landing zone about 1515.

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Mar
28
2019

Alidaunia Pioneers Connected AW169 With Real-Time Hums Plus Data Automation

Posted by jhadmin

March 27, 2019 - Italian operator and Leonardo Excellent Service Center Alidaunia Srl is pioneering Real-Time HUMS for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) and civil protection missions with the selection of SKYTRAC and Leonardo aircraft connectivity for their AW139 and AW169 fleet.

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Tags: AW 139 AW 169 Leonardo SkyTrac
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Mar
28
2019

Sky Power receives ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Posted by jhadmin

Highest quality, excellent customer care and an efficient, sustainable, lean manufacturing process in accordance with the Lean Production approach are the focus of the UAS engine manufacturer Sky Power GmbH from Germany. This has now been confirmed with the successful ISO certification.

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Tags: Sky Power
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Mar
28
2019

Spectrum Aeromed Acquired by Heartland Equity Partners

Posted by jhadmin

Heartland Equity Partners announced that it has partnered with the leadership team of Spectrum Aeromed to acquire the company, which headquarters out of Fargo, ND. The 28-year-old company designs and manufactures customized air ambulance equipment for fixed and rotary wing aircraft all over the world.

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Tags: Heartland Equity Partners Spectrum Aeromed
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Mar
28
2019

The Royal Malaysian Air Force is the world’s highest Airbus H225M military flyer in 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Airbus Helicopters honors the Royal Malaysian Air Force for being the H225M military operator that logged the most number of flight hours worldwide in 2018. From left to right: Fabrice Rochereau, Head of Sales, Airbus Helicopters South East Asia & Pacific; General Tan Sri Dato’ Sri Affendi Bin Buang TUDM, Chief of Air Force; and Raymond Lim, Head of Country, Airbus Malaysia.”

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H225M Royal Malaysian Air Force
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Mar
28
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Forks, WA

Posted by jhadmin

On March 8, 2019, about 0705 Pacific standard time, a Bell UH-1B helicopter, N64RA, collided with mountainous terrain near Forks, Washington. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, tail boom, and drivetrain. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Iron Eagle Helicopters under provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133, as an external load operation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the off airport local flight. The flight originated from a remote location and flew to the contracted logging site about 1/2 miles to the south-west.

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Mar
28
2019

NTSB Final Report: Glendale, AZ

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The flight instructor and student pilot were practicing hovering autorotations when the cockpit filled with smoke. The helicopter had just touched down, so the flight instructor secured the cockpit and both he and the student egressed the helicopter with the engine still running. About 5 minutes later, the engine stopped.

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Mar
28
2019

NTSB Final Report: Entiat, WA

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that, while maneuvering the helicopter at low altitude for an agricultural application flight, an unsecured clipboard that was on the seat next to him fell and became lodged under the antitorque pedals. Unable to free the clipboard, the pilot chose to make a precautionary landing. About 5 to10 ft above ground level, the pilot lost tail rotor authority, and the helicopter began to rotate to the right. After about two rotations, he was able to land the helicopter. During the touchdown, the stinger folded into the tail rotor.

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Mar
29
2019

LIBERTY WAR BIRDS BRING THEIR HUEY TO THE AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM IN APRIL

Posted by jhadmin

March 28, 2019 - West Chester, PA – The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) unites with the Liberty War Bird Association (LWBA) to educate the public about rotary-wing flight’s importance and to honor Vietnam War Veterans on Saturday, April 13. The LWBA, 500 Airport Road, Lititz, offers flights on its newly-restored Vietnam-era UH-1 Huey helicopter beginning at 10:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. as a member benefit for joining the nonprofit’s all-volunteer organization.

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Tags: Libery War Bird Association The American Helicopter Museum
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Mar
29
2019

Installation of TETRA radio system with NVIS approval in Airbus helicopter EC 135

Posted by jhadmin

Karlsruhe, 29.03.2019 – SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed a TETRA radio system with NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) approval in nine Airbus helicopters EC 135 for a customer in air rescue.

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Tags: Airbus EC 135 NVIS SPAES
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Apr
01
2019

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL AND TRU SIMULATION + TRAINING HAVE ESTABLISHED FLIGHTSAFETY TEXTRON AVIATION TRAINING

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (April 1, 2019) – FlightSafety International and TRU Simulation + Training, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, have formed a new company called FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training. This new joint venture will provide training services for Textron Aviation‘s broad product line of business and general aviation aircraft.

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Tags: FlightSafety textron TRU Simulation
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Apr
01
2019

Airbus and Helibras arrive in Rio for LAAD 2019 to reinforce their commitment to Latin America

Posted by jhadmin

Spanning civil and defense transport aircraft, security and surveillance solutions, as well as space satellite systems, Airbus will also highlight its partnership with Brazil and its commitment and successful investment in the country over many decades.

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Tags: Airbus
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Apr
01
2019

Icelandic Coast Guard upgrades to Airbus H225 rescue helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Reykjavik, Airbus Helicopters is supporting the Icelandic Coast Guard (ICG) with the entry into service of two Airbus H225 heavy search and rescue (SAR) helicopters as the first step in a renewal of the agency’s helicopter fleet.

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Tags: Airbus H225 Icelandic Coast Guard
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