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Nov
17
2017

World-record Robinson R66 flight gets a helping hand from HeliSAS

Posted by jhadmin

As the world's largest maker of autopilots for airplanes and stability augmentation systems for light helicopters, Genesys Aerosystems equipment is involved with a lot of very interesting and often record-setting flights. We're very proud that pilots trying to achieve the extraordinary put their trust in our systems.

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Nov
17
2017

Dubai Airshow 2017: Airbus ‘makes it fly’ with 510 aircraft orders and commitments

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The Airbus product line of commercial jetliners, military airlifters and helicopters reached new heights at this week’s Dubai Airshow with transactions and business announcements for 510 aircraft.

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Nov
17
2017

Boeing Wins Landmark Deals, Highlights Broad Portfolio at Dubai Airshow

Posted by jhadmin

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, – Boeing [NYSE:BA] won large commitments across its twin- and single-aisle commercial airplane families, debuted key capabilities including the CST-100 Starliner docking and KC-46 refueling simulators, and announced services agreements at the 2017 Dubai Airshow.

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Asks for Public Comment on Drone Design Standards

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For the first time, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is seeking public comments on proposed airworthiness criteria for an unmanned aircraft system, more popularly known as a “drone."

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Approves Drone to Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quickly approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of its kind to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

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Nov
17
2017

FAA Fields Prototype UAS Airspace Authorization System

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is evaluating a prototype system that the agency expects will ultimately provide near real-time processing of airspace authorization requests for unmanned aircraft (UAS) operators nationwide. The system is designed to automatically approve most requests to operate in specific areas of airspace below designated altitudes.

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Nov
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Sulphur, LA

Posted by jhadmin

On November 7, 2017, at 0934 central standard time, a Hughes 369D helicopter, N138WH, was not damaged when its external cargo long line severed after contacting a shield wire suspended between power transmission towers located near Sulphur, Louisiana. The two linemen who were being hoisted on the long line were fatally injured when they fell about 100 ft to the ground. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Winco, Inc., under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as an external load flight without a flight plan. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight that departed at 0932 from a temporary landing zone located near the accident site.

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Nov
20
2017

LEONARDO STARTS DELIVERY OF 16 AW101 NORWEGIAN ALL-WEATHER SAR HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is pleased to announce that the first of 16 AW101 all-weather search and rescue helicopters has been delivered to the Norwegian Ministry of Justice & Public Security. The aircraft departed Leonardo’s Yeovil facility on November 17th for Sola Air Base in southern Norway where the aircraft will enter a period of Operational Test & Evaluation (OT&E) before entering service with the Royal Norwegian Air Force in 2018. Aircraft deliveries will continue through to 2020 with SAR operations being established with the aircraft deployed across each of the six main operating bases.

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Nov
22
2017

South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters acquires two H225 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Seoul, Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea's National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters.

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Nov
22
2017

NTSB Report Released: Rolling Fork, MS

Posted by jhadmin

On November 7, 2017, about 0930 central standard time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N93PH, landed hard after experiencing an unexpected "yaw" near Rolling Fork, Mississippi. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the tailboom, and the pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to, and operated by, Provine Helicopter Service Inc., as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight originated from a nearby staging area about 0900.

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Nov
27
2017

MISSOURI-BASED COXHEALTH WELCOMES NEW MD 902 EXPLORER

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly announces the delivery of a newly converted MD 902 Explorer to Springfield, Missouri-based CoxHealth. Previously operated by the Dutch Police and the United States Coast Guard as an MD 900, the aircraft was upgraded at MDHI’s Mesa, Arizona Factory Service Center via the company’s exclusive MD 900-to-902 Upgrade program, and delivered as a certified MD 902 with full factory warranty. The purchase of this helicopter, the second to join the CoxHealth family, was announced in April of this year.

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Nov
27
2017

Bell 429 Cargo Pod To Meet Operators Needs

Posted by jhadmin

Oceania Aviation has achieved approval of a Cargo Pod System for the Bell 429, and they are looking to further expand their role equipment range.

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Nov
27
2017

Remote GeoSystems and North Shore Rescue Announce Successful Deployment of geoDVR and FLIR gimbal for SAR Missions with Talon Helicopters, LineVision Software Donation

Posted by jhadmin

FORT COLLINS, Colorado/VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Remote GeoSystems, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters are pleased to announce the successful deployment of a geoDVR™ Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.

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Nov
27
2017

Santa to fly to Weston-super-Mare

Posted by jhadmin

In order to rest his reindeer for their heavy Christmas workload, Santa Claus will be flying down from his toy factory at the North Pole by helicopter to visit the local children of Weston-super-Mare.

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Nov
28
2017

Second NH90 Sea Lion prototype completes maiden flight

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth, The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion commissioned by the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr) lifted off from the Donauwörth site for its maiden flight on 24 November 2017. Airbus Helicopters is now entering a development testing phase of several months that will focus on avionics and software. Activities for the qualification of the delivery configuration will start over the course of 2018 once additional modifications have been made to the prototype. Despite the very demanding timetable, the company is convinced that deliveries to the German Navy will start at the end of 2019. Final assembly of the first Sea Lion seriesproduction aircraft also started recently; this will run in parallel to the qualification.

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Nov
29
2017

Three years and 150 deliveries for the H145

Posted by jhadmin

In October 2017, Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) received the 150th H145 helicopter from Airbus, to be used for offshore hoist operations and the transfer of service personnel working in the wind turbine industry.

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Nov
30
2017

Airbus Helicopters celebrates 10-year presence in Albacete and strengthens its industrial footprint in Spain

Posted by jhadmin

Albacete, Airbus Helicopters celebrated the tenth anniversary of its Albacete factory, underlining the essential role that the Spanish plant will play as part of the company’s new industrial strategy. The same day, a ceremony was presided in Albacete by the Spanish Minister of Defense, Maria Dolores de Cospedal, who took the opportunity to sign the handover certificate for two H215s to the Spanish Air Force’s 802 Squadron/RCC Canarias as well as two HAD/E Tigers and an NH90 for the Spanish Army Airmobile Force (FAMET).

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Nov
28
2017

Researchers Release Report on Drone Airborne Collisions

Posted by jhadmin

A research team from the Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence (ASSURE) today released a report that concludes that drones that collide with large manned aircraft can cause more structural damage than birds of the same weight for a given impact speed.

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Nov
29
2017

FAA Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award Presented to 10 FlightSafety Instructors in November

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (November 29, 2017) – FlightSafety International is pleased and proud to announce that the United States Federal Aviation Administration presented the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award to 10 FlightSafety Instructors during the month of November.

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Nov
28
2017

KAMAN ANNOUNCES $85 MILLION USAF JOINT PROGRAMMABLE FUZE ORDER

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Nov. 28, 2017-- Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that its Aerospace segment has received an order with an expected value of approximately $85 million for the procurement of Joint Programmable Fuzes (JPF) for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and 18 foreign militaries. The award is the first order under Option 13 of Kaman’s JPF contract with the USAF with deliveries anticipated to occur in 2018 and 2019.

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Nov
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Electra, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On November 20, 2017, about 1505 central standard time, a Robinson Helicopter R22 Beta, N4179M, impacted power lines and terrain near Electra, Texas. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was destroyed during a subsequent ground fire. The helicopter was registered to the pilot and operated by Carmichael Helicopter Service LLC as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 cattle herding flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed in the area about the time of the accident, and the flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated at time unknown.

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Nov
30
2017

NTSB Report Released: Stuttgart, AR

Posted by jhadmin

On November 19, 2017, about 1855 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N620PA, impacted terrain near Stuttgart, Arkansas. The pilot and two medical crew members were fatally injured, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Air Methods under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which operated on a company visual flight rules flight plan. The flight originated from Pines Bluff, Arkansas, and was en route to pick up a patient in Helena, Arkansas.

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Nov
29
2017

NTSB Report Released: Union City, TN

Posted by jhadmin

On November 8, 2017, about 1140 central standard time, a Bell 206-L3 helicopter, N275AE, operated by Air Evac EMS Inc., was substantially damaged during landing in Union City, Tennessee. The commercial pilot, flight nurse, and flight paramedic sustained minor injuries. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed for the positioning flight, conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, which departed Troy, Tennessee, about 1133.

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Nov
30
2017

Brad Coleman joins Troll Systems as Director of UAS Business Development

Posted by jhadmin

Brad Coleman joins Troll Systems as Director of UAS Business Development. Brad has spent more than twenty-five years in positions related to wireless and optical communications, radar, and ISR subsystems for commercial, security, and defense applications. Over the past decade, he has worked on a number of advanced sensor systems, radio, and data link technologies for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), and participated in the development of the industry standards for commercial UAS command and control (C2) links. Brad brings a broad range of experience to his role in business development from his work bridging the technical, regulatory, and commercial aspects of the market. His core competencies include: airborne microwave data links, antennas and sub-systems, integrated microwave assemblies, as well as LTE/4G, 3G, CDMA, TDMA and GSM wireless infrastructure products.

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Nov
30
2017

FÁBREGAS HONORED THIRD TIME BY D CEO MAGAZINE DALLAS

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Envoy President and CEO, Pedro Fábregas, was chosen for the third year in a row as one of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top leaders in D CEO Magazine’s 2018 Dallas 500 special edition, honoring the most powerful business leaders in the DFW metroplex.

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Dec
05
2017

Honeywell Opens First Authorized Warranty and Repair Station in Colombia

Posted by jhadmin

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has opened its first Authorized Warranty and Repair Station in Colombia to better provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for military forces in the region. The new facility will give Colombia’s Aeronautics Industry Corporation the capacity and resources it needs to maintain engine fuel control units and power turbine governors for the Military Forces of Colombia and other militaries and civil customers in-region, ultimately enhancing aircraft availability and readiness.

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Dec
05
2017

Next-Generation Acrylic Adhesives Enhance Assembly Operations

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An article in the October 2017 issue of the Adhesives & Sealants Industry’s ASI Magazine highlights our expertise and technology developments with how new acrylic adhesives can enhance assembly operations.

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Dec
05
2017

Med-Trans Now Operating From New Headquarters in Denton, Texas

Posted by jhadmin

Denton, Texas, Dec. 4, 2017 - National air medical transport leader Med-Trans Corporation has moved its headquarters operations into a new building at the Denton Enterprise Airport. The new 31,500 square foot facility includes 24,000 square feet of office and classroom space in addition to 7,500 square feet of hangar accommodations.

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Dec
05
2017

U.S. Army to enhance AVCATT collective training system with upgraded Rockwell Collins helmet mounted display

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – The U.S. Army has selected a new version of Rockwell Collins’ SimEye™ Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) to be used within Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) systems. A total of 332 HMDs will be upgraded and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

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Dec
07
2017

Timken Aerospace Drive Systems Achieves AS9110C Certification

Posted by jhadmin

NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Dec. 7, 2017 — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a world leader in engineered bearings and mechanical power transmission products, is pleased to announce Timken Aerospace Drive Systems received AS9110C certification. AS9110C is the latest aerospace industry certification for managing and monitoring quality practices and procedures for aerospace maintenance organizations.

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