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Nov
13
2018

Airbus Helicopters Delivers Upgraded Night Vision to NPAS’ UK Police Helicopters

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Oxford, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first of seven upgraded National Police Air Service (NPAS) H135 helicopters, under a £1.5 million contract signed in December 2017 to equip and standardise the UK police helicopter fleet’s Night Vision (NVIS) capability. Under the new configuration, all seven NPAS’ H135 helicopters will be capable of NVIS operations down to ground level, enhancing their night time surveillance capabilities at all heights and in all environments.

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Nov
13
2018

Airbus to deliver New Zealand’s first HEMS-configured H145s

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Auckland, The Helicopter Emergency Medical Services New Zealand Limited has selected Airbus’ H145, in response to New Zealand’s Health Ministry’s call to enhance its helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) industry.

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Nov
13
2018

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions Honored by 2018 Military & Aerospace Electronics Innovators Awards Program

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CURTISS-WRIGHT HONORED WITH FOUR INNOVATORS AWARDS, INCLUDING TWO PLATINUM AND TWO GOLD, FOR ITS AXON MINIATURE DATA ACQUISITION UNIT, HSR40 HIGH SPEED NAS DATA RECORDER, VPX3-1260 3U VPX SINGLE BOARD COMPUTER, RUGGED VIDEO GATEWAY RANGE

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Nov
13
2018

AlphaPilot AI Innovation Challenge Flies North To Canada

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OTTAWA, November 13, 2018 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced that its recently launched AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge is officially live through the HeroX platform and ready to formally accept applications both in the United States and globally. The application process runs through February 28, 2019.

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Nov
13
2018

Lockheed Martin Honors Three Wounded Veterans Through Scholarship Program

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FORT WORTH, - Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) named 1st Lt. Victor Prato, retired Army Chief Warrant Officer Anthony Radetic, and retired Sgt. 1st Class Randy Nantz as the 2018 Lockheed Martin Fighting Spirit Scholarship awardees.

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Nov
13
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Beekmantown, NY

Posted by jhadmin

On October 30, 2018, at 1611 eastern daylight time, an Aerospatiale AS355, N372CA, was destroyed when it collided with a wooden utility pole and power lines near Beekmantown, New York. The airline transport pilot and a lineman were fatally injured. The pilot-rated passenger and another lineman sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Catalyst Aviation, LLC, Hammonton, New Jersey, and was being operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as a rotorcraft external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed from a designated landing zone near Plattsburgh, New York, at 1602.

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Nov
13
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Hastings, MN

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After completing an agricultural application flight, the commercial pilot lost control of the helicopter, which subsequently impacted a field in a nose-low attitude. The pilot shut down the engine after the accident occurred.

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Nov
15
2018

Garmin® announces new 2019 aviation training events

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Garmin is pleased to announce expanded pilot training opportunities for 2019 to include additional classes throughout the United States and more instructor-led courses. These training classes are available for the G3X Touch, GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigator series, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight display systems, Garmin Integrated Flight Decks, and the GWX aviation weather radar. These training opportunities provide pilots with a hands-on approach to learning Garmin avionics in a classroom environment taught by experienced certified flight instructors.

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Nov
15
2018

DAC INTERNATIONAL ADDS THE THOMMEN AVLIGHT X MULTIPURPOSE AVIATION FLASHLIGHT TO ITS PORTFOLIO

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MUTTENZ, SWITZERLAND – THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. is pleased to announce that its new AVLight X Multipurpose Aviation Flashlight is now available for sales from DAC International, one of THOMMEN’s official premium resellers.

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Nov
15
2018

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Provides an Accident Ranking for Different Areas Within the Industry

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Every baseball sabermetrics specialist knows that stand-alone numbers such as total RBIs and total pitching wins may not tell the entire story behind a successful or unsuccessful effort. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data. More information than the total number of accidents needs to be gathered in order to understand the complete story.

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Nov
15
2018

Make sure your helicopter crews have the skills they need to operate 24/7

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Military, Search and Rescue and Emergency Services missions can happen anytime, day or night. So your helicopter pilots and technical crewmen need to be prepared to operate around the clock.

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Nov
14
2018

HAI Member Helicopter Crews Help to Battle Massive California Fires

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Alexandria, VA. (November 14, 2018) – As California experiences two of the most devastating fires in its history, helicopter crews are working long days to assist with battling the massive conflagrations.

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Nov
15
2018

LEONARDO AWARDED CONTRACT FOR 22 OF THE NEW AW169M HELICOPTER VARIANT BY ITALY'S GUARDIA DI FINANZA

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Leonardo announced today the signing of a contract with Italy’s Guardia di Finanza for 22 new generation AW169M twin engine helicopters. The contract, valued at 280 million euro, includes a comprehensive support and training package which could be further extended with optional services valued at an additional 100 million euro. Deliveries are expected to start in summer 2019 and to be completed by 2024.

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Nov
15
2018

Lockheed Martin Launches $30 Million STEM Scholarship Program

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BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today launched a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) scholarship program for high school and college undergraduate students planning to pursue a major in engineering and computer science.

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Uvalde, TX

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On November 4, 2018, about 0001 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N417WT, impacted terrain near Uvalde, Texas. The airline transport rated pilot and two passengers were fatally injured, and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to and operated by W T Byler company, Inc. as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal fight. The flight departed a private ranch about 2345 en route to San Antonio.

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Wichita Falls, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On November 2, 2018, about 1130 central daylight time, a Bell 47G-3B-1, N1159W, impacted terrain after experiencing a total loss of engine power near the Wichita Valley Airport (F14), Wichita Falls, Texas. The certified flight instructor (CFI) and airline transport pilot were seriously injured and the helicopter exhibited substantial damage throughout. The helicopter was registered to Treblig LLC and operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from F14 at about 1105.

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Nov
15
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: McDougal, AR

Posted by jhadmin

On October 2, 2018 about 1330 central daylight time (CDT), a Hughes 369D, N5187S/N454AR, was destroyed when it impacted a utility pole and, subsequently, terrain in McDougal, Arkansas. The helicopter departed from a grass landing zone with two linemen attached for short haul operations in connection with utility line work. The commercial pilot was fatally injured and the two lineman sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the external load operation that was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133, and no flight plan had been filed.

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Nov
16
2018

U.S. DOD ANNOUNCES KAMAN AWARDED $52 MILLION ADDITION TO OPTION 14 OF ITS USAF JOINT PROGRAMMABLE FUZE ORDER

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) announced on November 14, 2018, that the U.S. Air Force (USAF) has awarded a contract modification to Option 14 of its Joint Programmable Fuze (JPF) order with the Aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN). The modification has a value of $52.0 million and raises the total value of Option 14 to $121.4 million.

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Nov
16
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Odanah, WI

Posted by jhadmin

On October 29, 2018, about 1345 central standard time, an Airbus (Eurocopter) AS350B3 helicopter, N910S, impacted terrain near Odanah, Wisconsin. The commercial rated pilot, the sole occupant, was fatally injured and the helicopter was destroyed. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Enbridge Energy Company, Inc, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 observation fight. The flight departed Gogebic-Iron County Airport (IWD), Ironwood, Michigan about 1300 for the pipeline patrol, en route to Superior, Wisconsin.

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Nov
16
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Kaneohe, HI

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On October 22, 2018, about 1710 Hawaiian standard time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N4132H, was substantially damaged during a hard landing on the Kaneohe Sandbar, a large area of sand covered by shallow water, located in Kaneohe Bay, near Kaneohe, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and two passengers sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to Higgins Leasing Inc. and operated by Novictor Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an air tour flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, and a company flight plan was filed. The helicopter originated from Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii at 1647, and was planned to complete a 45-minute circle island route flight.

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Nov
16
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Venice, LA

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The commercial pilot was conducting a nonscheduled, cross-country passenger flight. He reported that, while en route, he detected an in-flight vibration and made a precautionary landing on an oil platform. As he was shutting down the engine, the vibration increased, and he initiated an emergency shutdown using the rotor brake.

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Nov
20
2018

More than 50,000 LAANC Applications processed

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The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) nationwide deployment of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) has exceeded all of the program’s original objectives.

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Nov
20
2018

Which U.S. Helicopter Industries Have the Best and the Worst Accident Records?

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) looked at 10 years of helicopter operations data from Jan. 2009 through 2018 and compared the share of flight hours of every industry type with the percentage share of total accidents and fatal accidents. During this period, U.S. civil helicopters flew more than 31 million flight hours and experienced 1,298 total accidents and 209 fatal accidents. Comparing the share of flight hours with the share of accidents within each industry area, the USHST developed these lists showing which industry areas have the best and worst records for total accidents and fatal accidents.

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Nov
26
2018

Serbia receives first out of nine H145Ms

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Donauwörth, The Serbian Minister of Defence Aleksandar Vulin visited the Airbus Helicopters Donauwörth site to accept the first H145M for the Serbian Air Force. In December, two H145Ms will be delivered to the Serbian Ministry of Interior. Altogether, Serbia will receive nine H145Ms, earmarked for the Air Force and for the Ministry of Interior. Four of the Air Force’s aircraft will be equipped with the HForce weapon management system.

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Nov
26
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: San Juan, PR

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The commercial pilot was conducting helicopter operations to support electrical workers on utility towers. The support included lifting ladders and other equipment with an open-end grapple and lifting ladders with electrical workers (linemen) on them with an A-frame attachment. At the time of the accident, the helicopter was attempting to lift a ladder with a lineman on it using a grapple. The ladder became bound, and the helicopter pilot descended to lower the ladder back on the static arm. The ladder became free of both the grapple and static arm, which resulted in the ladder falling to the ground with the lineman on it, causing a serious injury to the lineman.

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Nov
26
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Fort Glenn, AK

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial helicopter pilot was conducting an aerial mustering flight with cattle on a remote island. The pilot reported that, while in a hover, he heard "metallic grinding noises" from behind his position in the front right seat; however, the helicopter was "stable with engine power," the rotor rpm was within normal limitations, and the had "normal responding controls and tail rotor authority." The pilot immediately landed the helicopter on a sandbar, completed the shutdown process, and exited from the helicopter without further incident. While conducting a postflight inspection, the pilot observed that the tail rotor gearbox had separated from the tailboom mounting assembly and was lying on the ground.

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Nov
26
2018

Dallas Airmotive Brings Chuck Hagen Onboard to Rotorcraft Engine Sales Team

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Dallas, TX – Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Charles “Chuck” Hagen, has joined the company as the Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager for the southwest United States and Alaska region.

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Nov
26
2018

SH09 LATEST PROTOTYPE BEGINS FLIGHT TRIALS

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Mollis, Switzerland - Kopter Group AG (Kopter) has commenced the next phase of its helicopter development and certification program with its latest SH09 prototype number 3 (P3).

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Nov
27
2018

BELL SHOWCASES NEW INNOVATIONS AT JAPAN INTERNATIONAL AEROSPACE EXHIBITION 2018

Posted by jhadmin

BELL has a long history in Japan and has been collaborating with SUBARU Corporation for over 60 years. We were the first OEM to deliver military helicopters in 1954 to the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and since then, we have delivered 1500 aircraft in Japan and count among our recent successes the UH-X and V-22 for the JGSDF programs.

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Nov
27
2018

Entrol sells the first H135 FTD Level 5 simulator in the USA.

Posted by jhadmin

Sunny Aviation, located in Denver (USA), has purchased from entrol an H135 FTD Level 5 simulator. The simulator will be equipped with dual GTN 750, spherical visual with 6-channel projection system, high-resolution database and vibration system. The FTD will be used for Ab Initio training, IR and CPL courses and mission training for H135 operators. It will be certified as FTD Level 5.

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