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Mar
30
2017

SOAR OVER THE NCAA FINALS & THE CITY OF PHOENIX WITH UBERCHOPPER VIA GUIDANCE AIR, MARCH 31st THROUGH APRIL 3rd.

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PHOENIX – Uber Technologies partners with Guidance Air during the NCAA Finals to offer rides over Phoenix and Glendale. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows NCAA Finals’ attendees to request an UberCHOPPER on their smart phone for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st through Monday, April 3rd. Once the ride has been initiated, an Uber vehicle will pick up the rider from their location in the Phoenix area and take them to the Glendale Airport where they will board an UberCHOPPER and fly high above the Valley of the Sun.

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Tags: Guidance Aviation Uber Technologies UberCHOPPER
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Mar
30
2017

Advanced Tactics Panther Drone Has Completed First Aerial Package Delivery Test with a Safe Drive-up-to-your-doorstep Capability

Posted by jhadmin

TORRANCE, California – Don Shaw, CEO of Advanced Tactics Inc. (AT), a research and rapid development company in Southern California, announced that AT has successfully completed their first aerial package delivery test with a flying drone that can land with a 5-pound package and safely drive up to the door with no propellers turning to deliver a package to the doorstep of a customer. It is believed this is the first successful test of its kind. This vehicle is called the Panther sUAS Air/Ground Robot. The Panther package delivery robot can uniquely drive like a car and fly like a helicopter while carrying payloads.

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Tags: Advanced Tactics AT
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Mar
30
2017

DART Aerospace first to produce and certify R66 heli-utility basket

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario - DART Aerospace, a privately owned international aerospace company, has officially released the first utility basket STC on the market designed for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter.

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Mar
30
2017

NTSB Report Released: San Juan, PR

Posted by jhadmin

On February 21, 2017, about 1015 Atlantic Standard Time, an Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS 350 B3, N413LP, operated by the commercial pilot, was substantially damaged during a practice autorotation at Fernando Luis Ribas Dominicci Airport (TJIG), San Juan, Puerto Rico. The flight instructor and commercial pilot were not injured. The instructional flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that originated from TJIG about 0830.

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Mar
30
2017

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Air and Marine Operations Selects Priority 1 Air Rescue for UH-60 Advanced SAR Hoist Rescue Training

Posted by jhadmin

Priority 1 Air Rescue (P1AR) was selected by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) to deliver Advanced Search and Rescue (SAR) Hoist Rescue Training. The training program included UH-60 Pilots, Hoist System Operators, and Rescue Specialists. AMO operates multiple UH-60s throughout the country, many of which perform a wide variety of multi-mission tasking’s, including lifesaving civilian SAR missions.

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Tags: Advanced Search and Rescue AMO Hoist Rescue Training Marine Operations Priority 1 Air Rescue U.S. Customs and Border Protection UH-60
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Apr
01
2017

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx single engine helicopter together with Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meter peaks in winter.

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Tags: AW119Kx Leonardo Simone Moro
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Apr
01
2017

Unmanned Safety Institute Launches Drone STEM Curriculum Program for High School & Colleges

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute, the leading provider of Career and Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and industry certifications to students interested in a career as professional remote pilots, announced today at the National Science Teacher Association’s National Conference, that it has launched a major CTE workforce development initiative in conjunction with high schools and colleges throughout the United States.

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Tags: Argus Career and Technical Education CTE The Unmanned Safety Institute
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Apr
01
2017

NTSB Report Released: Blacksod Bay, Ireland

Posted by jhadmin

On March 14, 2017, about 1719 universal coordinated time (UTC), a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter, Irish registration EI-ICR, crashed offshore near Blackrock Island West of Blacksod Bay, Ireland. There were 4 occupants. The pilot was fatally injured and 3 crewmembers are presumed fatal. The flight originated from Dublin, Ireland, and was enroute to Blacksod Bay Helipad Co. Mayo, Ireland.

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Apr
02
2017

Elbit Systems of America Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for Approximately $50 Million for the Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) and Continuous Computing Impact Point (CCIP) Mission Processor

Posted by jhadmin

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 2, 2017) – Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded an Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for approximately $50 million by the U.S. Navy to provide the Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) with the Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) algorithm for the MH-60S. The work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and completed by June 2021. An initial order of approximately $14.2 million was received.

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Apr
04
2017

Garmin Pilot™ application expands features, capabilities and global reach

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan. /April 4, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced several global enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. European IFR autorouting and flight plan filing, improved airspace classifications, the wireless transfer of Jeppesen charts via Flight Stream 510 and more are available with the latest Garmin Pilot update for Apple mobile devices. Additionally, Garmin Pilot is making its debut as a comprehensive global navigation application for Android mobile devices, allowing customers to flight plan and view weather products throughout the world within the app. These series of global enhancements bring superior flight planning, filing, flight logging capabilities and more to Garmin Pilot customers within an all-inclusive, single application solution.

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Tags: garmin Garmin Pilot application
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Apr
04
2017

Mike Marie Joins Universal Avionics as Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Posted by jhadmin

TUCSON, AZ – Robert Randall, Sr. Sales Manager U.S. for Universal Avionics, announces that Mr. Mike Marie has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Central United States.

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Apr
04
2017

KAMAN RECEIVES ORDERS FOR TWO ADDITIONAL K-MAX® AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2017-- Kaman Aerosystems, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska has placed orders for two K-MAX® helicopters with deliveries expected in 2018.

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Tags: Kaman Kaman Aerosystems K-MAX ROTAK Helicopter Services
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Apr
05
2017

Night Vision Awards Committee Opens Call for Entries for 2017 Awards Ceremony at ALEA Annual Conference in Reno, NV

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, Idaho- April 4, 2017) The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are now taking nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, NV at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. Entries will be accepted until June 30. The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27 at an awards reception in the Edge Night Club inside the Peppermill Resort from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

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Tags: ALEA Night Vision Awards
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Apr
05
2017

Eagle Grows Customer Service Team by Appointing Wesley Semeniuk New Canadian Customer Service Manager and Relocating Craig Swayne to Coffs Harbour, Australia

Posted by jhadmin

Tuesday April 4, 2017 (Calgary, AB) - With an ongoing focus on worldwide fleet management and customer-focused support, Eagle is pleased to announce the appointment of Wesley (Wes) Semeniuk to the role of Customer Service Manager (CSM). With over 10 years’ experience at Eagle, Wes has advanced his career from an Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer to, most recently, Maintenance Lead Hand. His tenure, extensive knowledge of Bell Medium aircraft, and natural ability to professionally interface with customers made him the ideal choice to fill the important CSM role.

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Apr
05
2017

True Blue Power Step-up Converter Powers 8.33 kHz Radios, Delivers Cost-effective Solution for European Airspace Mandate

Posted by jhadmin

FRIEDRICHSHAFEN, Germany (April 4, 2017) — True Blue Power will introduce its newest power converter to attendees at Aero Friedrichshafen this week. The TC230 DC-to-DC step-up converter utilizes the aircraft’s 10 – 18-volt input to power 28-volt instruments and avionics, including radios, GPS, and electronic equipment.

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Tags: Aero Friedrichshafen TC230 True Blue Power
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Apr
05
2017

WAYPOINT LEASING PLACES TWO ADDITIONAL AW139 AIRCRAFT WITH HELICONIA

Posted by jhadmin

Limerick, Ireland – April 4, 2017 –Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in Northwest Africa. Over the last month, Waypoint has placed eight aircraft on lease with operators, demonstrating improving market conditions and Waypoint’s success in remarketing aircraft.

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Apr
05
2017

LEONARDO PROVIDES HELICOPTER FOR THE PRINCE OF WALES' TOUR OF ITALY

Posted by jhadmin

On the occasion of the recent tour to Italy by His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall, Leonardo provided a modern AW139 helicopter to allow rapid transport between some of the trip’s main locations in comfort and with the highest safety standards. The aircraft was used on April 1st and 2nd for transportation purposes to various locations. Locations included Florence, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cemetery in Montecchio Precalcino (Vicenza) where His Royal Highness paid his respects to 439 soldiers who died in the conflict, and Amatrice where HRH Prince Charles visited the red zone of the city which was heavily impacted by the earthquake in August 2016. The Italian Army also contributed by deploying an NH90 TTH helicopter for personnel transport in support of the Prince’s tour.

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Apr
05
2017

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., April 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding.

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Tags: CH-53K Lockheed Martin
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Apr
05
2017

CHC Announces New Contract with Faroe Petroleum

Posted by jhadmin

STAVANGER, NORWAY, April 5, 2017 – CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced it has been awarded a new contract with Faroe Petroleum to provide helicopter services in support of their exploration drilling program at the Brasse Field in the North Sea.

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Tags: CHC Group Faroe Patroleum
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Apr
07
2017

Night Flight Concepts provides Initial NVG training to Whirly-Girl Scholarship Winner

Posted by jhadmin

Night flight Concepts was proud to offer to Whirly-Girls International an NVG Initial training course scholarship for 2017. After many submissions, the association, selected Sarah Snell, a AS350B3 and fixed wing pilot for Air Kenya Express Ltd. The announcement was made during the HELI-EXPO in Dallas this month by the President of the Association, presenting the Sponsor of Merit award to our Vice President, Dave Luke.

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Tags: Night Flight Concepts Whirly-Girls
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Apr
07
2017

LEONARDO: AW169 HELICOPTER SELECTED BY THE ARGENTINE NATIONAL GENDARMERIE

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations, expanding the presence of Leonardo in the highly competitive Argentinian government sector. Delivery of the AW169 to the Argentine National Gendarmerie is expected in the second half of 2017 and follows the first commercial AW169s to enter service in Argentina and Brazil, respectively.

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Apr
07
2017

PANAMA'S SENAN AW139 FLEET REACHES 5,000 FLIGHT HOUR MILESTONE

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone.

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Apr
11
2017

SAFE Structure completes contract for ergonomic hangar equipment outfitting USCG fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks

Posted by jhadmin

SAFE Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today that they successfully satisfied their contract to design, engineer and manufacture safety first ergonomic hangar equipment outfitting USCG Clearwater, FL fleet of Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawks when performing both routine maintenance and complete overhauls on the MH-60 Jayhawk which can also be used on all models of the Black Hawk.

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Tags: SAFE Structure Designs
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Apr
10
2017

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

Posted by jhadmin

April 10- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests and will help the FAA process these requests more quickly.

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Tags: drone FAA UAS
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Apr
10
2017

U.S. Air Force, Lockheed Martin Demonstrate Manned/Unmanned Teaming

Posted by jhadmin

PALMDALE, Calif., April 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Skunk Works®, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School and Calspan Corporation successfully demonstrated manned/unmanned teaming to improve combat efficiency and effectiveness for the warfighter.

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Tags: AFRL Air Force Calspan Corporation drone Lockheed Martin Test Pilot School UAS
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Apr
10
2017

MD HELICOPTERS SIGNS MCMAHON HELICOPTER SERVICES AS AUTHORIZED SALES AGENT; ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF VIP-CONFIGURED MD 500E

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., April 10, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the addition of McMahon Helicopter Services to its U.S. network of authorized sales representatives. Canton, Michigan-based McMahon provides customers with a wide range of helicopter charter services as well as sales and maintenance support. Authorized as a distributor for the full range of MD Helicopters’ single and twin-engine aircraft, McMahon will focus primarily on the VIP and personal use market.

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Tags: McMahon Helicopter Services MD Helicopters
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Apr
11
2017

King Schools Releases Free Course for Pilots Pilot Medicals and BasicMed Explained

Posted by jhadmin

Sun ‘n Fun, Lakeland FL – Pilots have a new, free option to help them navigate the FAA BasicMed rules that go in to effect on May 1st, 2017. John and Martha King are your instructors in an interactive video course that clarifies and simplifies the new BasicMed regulations, as well as reviewing the rules related to flying with each class of medical certificate. Those who take this course will learn if they qualify to use BasicMed and what they must do to stay legal.

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Apr
11
2017

ARGUS EXPANDS, ADDING NEW BUSINESS AVIATION REGIONAL SALES MANAGER

Posted by jhadmin

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to welcome Jeff Nix as the new Regional Sales Manager for the Central portion of the United States. Nix will be responsible for selling ARGUS safety and technology products and PRISM SMS solutions to customers in his region.

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Tags: Argus Jeff Nix
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Apr
11
2017

Bell Helicopter and United Rotorcraft Deliver First Emergency Medical Service Helicopter in China

Posted by jhadmin

Shanghai, China (April 11, 2017) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and United Rotorcraft announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood). The aircraft will serve as the first Bell helicopter for Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions in China.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter Reigwood Investment textron United Rotorcraft
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Apr
12
2017

Heli-One’s Exchange Program Meets Super Puma Dynamics Demand

Posted by jhadmin

April 11, 2017 – Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently completed Airbus AS332 dynamic component exchanges with a customer in Puerto Rico. The aircraft’s main gearbox and main rotorhead were also recently overhauled at Heli-One’s facilities. The availability of the components allowed the customer to continue to provide services for their utility-based missions with minimal interruption.

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