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May
25
2018

Kopter announces Garmin G3000H for Baseline of SH09 Helicopter

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Kopter Group AG is proud to announce that the newly launched Garmin G3000H will be integrated into the SH09 single turbine helicopter from first deliveries. To benefit operators and owners alike, the G3000H will even come in the standard baseline of the helicopter, ensuring that the SH09 provides the highest level of avionics on the market. The SH09 will feature dual landscape-oriented displays and a single touchscreen controller.

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May
25
2018

StandardAero Announces Canadian Centers of Excellence (COEs) for Helicopter Airframe/Components, Helicopter Engine and Turboprop Engine MRO Services

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – StandardAero has announced that, over the next 12-18 months, the company will be restructuring its primary Canadian MRO facilities to create three different Centers of Excellence (COEs) specifically for supporting Helicopter Airframe/Component MRO services, Helicopter Engine MRO services and Turboprop Engine MRO services at it facilities located in Langley, B.C., Winnipeg, M.B. and Summerside P.E.I., respectively.

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May
25
2018

FIRST LEONARDO AW101 COMMANDO MERLIN DELIVERED TO THE UK'S COMMANDO HELICOPTER FORCE

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Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, announced the delivery of the first AW101 Commando Merlin Mk4 helicopter during a ceremony held at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton yesterday. The event marks a major milestone for Leonardo’s Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract to convert 25 former Royal Air Force Merlin helicopters to fully marinised amphibious support Commando Merlin helicopters for use by the UK’s Commando Helicopter Force.

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May
25
2018

Bell and DART deliver first Bell 505 Emergency Flotation System to the Japan Coast Guard

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – May 24th, 2018 – A little over a month ago, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) equipped its fleet of four Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with the DART Aerospace Emergency Flotation System and the aircraft have now been accepted by the JCG.

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May
25
2018

CNC Technologies Announces Major Expansion with Launch of CNC Aviation Division and Purchase of Airbus AS350B2 Helicopter

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LOS ANGELES (May 25, 2018) – CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today a major expansion with the launch of CNC Aviation, a new division that will provide sales and leasing of new and used aircraft alongside the company’s existing aviation technology business. The move corresponds to the company’s purchase of an Airbus AS350B2 helicopter and augments the company’s position as one of the industry’s most trusted providers of airborne law enforcement solutions.

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May
25
2018

Bristow Secures Three-year Contract Extension in Norwich

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ABERDEEN, Scotland /PRNewswire/ -- Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE:BRS) today announced a three-year contract extension from Perenco UK Ltd. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage in the UK Southern North Sea through December 2021.

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May
29
2018

Public presentation of first ACH130 delivered since the launch of Airbus Corporate Helicopters

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Geneva, The ACH130 on display at Airbus’ EBACE stand is the first of its type to be delivered since the launch of Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and represents the first time the aircraft is displayed in public.

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May
29
2018

HONEYWELL AND ISRAEL AEROSPACE INDUSTRIES COLLABORATE ON ANTI-JAM SOLUTION FOR NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

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PHOENIX, May 29, 2018 – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a teaming agreement to propose a jointly developed integrated navigation system to eliminate Global Positioning System (GPS) jamming or other signal interference. Upon successful development, IAI’s anti-jamming system, which protects avionics from jamming threats, will be integrated into Honeywell’s Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System (EGI).

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May
30
2018

LEONARDO WELCOMES GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INTENTION TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AW101 SOLUTIONS FOR CH-149 CORMORANT MID-LIFE UPGRADE AND FLEET AUGMENTATION

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Leonardo welcomes the Government of Canada’s intention to proceed with the CH-149 Cormorant Mid-Life Upgrade Program (CMLU) to be carried out by the Company to deliver a comprehensive upgrade to Canada’s AW101 primary search and rescue helicopter fleet and expand the current fleet of 14 AW101s by up to seven additional AW101s. Leonardo with IMP Aerospace and Defence and the other members of Team Cormorant – CAE, Rockwell Collins Canada, and GE Canada – comprise a strong Canadian team for the CH-149 CMLU.

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May
30
2018

Curtiss-Wright Showcases Latest Avionics, Vetronics, and Naval Solutions for Canadian Defense Programs at CANSEC 2018

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WILL HIGHLIGHT ITS SAFETY CERTIFIABLE AVIONICS TECHNOLOGY, AND SHIP-TO-SHIP COMMUNICATIONS, HELICOPTER SECURING/TRAVERSING SYSTEMS AND UNDERWATER SENSOR HANDLING SOLUTIONS

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May
30
2018

FLIR Systems Awarded $2.6 Million Contract for Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance Systems for United States Army Soldier Borne Sensor Program

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 30, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) has been awarded a $2.6 million order from the United States Army to deliver FLIR Black Hornet® Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS). The units delivered under this contract will support squad-level surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in the Army’s first batch order for the Soldier Borne Sensor (SBS) program.

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May
30
2018

NTSB Report Released: Luling, LA

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On May 20, 2018, at 1049 central daylight time, an MD Helicopters Inc 369D, N362JS, collided with a powerline structure and terrain while performing aerial inspection/maintenance to the structure near Luling, Louisiana. The helicopter was destroyed by impact forces. The commercial pilot sustained minor injuries, one crewmember sustained fatal injuries, and another crewmember sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Air2 LLC under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 as an external load operation that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident.

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May
30
2018

NTSB Report Released: Panama City, FL

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On May 2, 2018, about 1000 central standard time, a Robinson R-22 Mariner helicopter, N923SM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing to water near Panama City, Florida. The commercial pilot received minor injuries. The flight was operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the flight that departed Perry-Foley Airport (40J), Perry, Florida at 0830, and was destined for Destin Executive Airport (DTS), Destin, Florida.

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May
30
2018

NTSB Report Released: Borrego Springs, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On April 30, 2018, at 1355 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson Helicopter Company R44 II helicopter, N423ML, sustained substantial damage subsequent to a precautionary landing near Borrego Springs, California. The airline transport pilot and 3 passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Big Blue Corp. Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 business flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local area flight and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Rams Hill Golf Club, Borrego Springs, California about 1350.

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May
31
2018

FOURTH BELL 525 FLIGHT TEST VEHICLE TAKES FLIGHT

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“This is another significant milestone for the Bell 525 program and a testAment to the HARD work bEing completed at our flight research center,” said byron ward, vice president, bell 525 program. “we are focused on certification and delivering the most technologically advanced helicopter to market.”

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May
31
2018

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC For H215

Posted by jhadmin

May 30, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, now offers their existing market-leading Super Puma and H225 Vertical Reference Door supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Airbus H215 variant. This modification is well-suited for the H215 (a variant in the Super Puma/Cougar family) utilized for aerial and utility work. This feature enhances both safety and capability for pilots handling sling loads, when visibility beneath and behind the aircraft is essential.

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Jun
01
2018

Historic Sycamore Helicopter Flies Home

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The world’s last flying ‘Bristol 171 Sycamore’ helicopter will return home to Weston-super-Mare this month when it flies to the Helicopter Museum; 60 years after it was built. The historic aircraft land at the museum on Monday 11 June and be based in its Duke of Edinburgh Hangar until Sunday 24 June. It will be the UK’s first Sycamore flight in 46 years.

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Jun
04
2018

Leonardo Helicopters Showing AW119 at Patuxent River Expo

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Arlington, Virginia - Leonardo Helicopters, the only helicopter sponsor at the Patuxent River Air Expo, will be displaying its advanced AW119 Ke helicopter at the air show June 2nd and 3rd at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Leonardo Helicopters is pursuing the U.S. Navy’s advanced helicopter training replacement program with its TH-119.

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Jun
04
2018

EUROSATORY 2018: Steadicopter to Unveil the Final Configuration of its Black Eagle 50 Compact RUAV

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4 June 2018. Steadicopter Ltd. - a leading provider of advanced Unmanned Robotics Helicopters for Defense, HLS and civilian applications - will unveil final configuration of its Black Eagle 50 Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV) system at EUROSATORY 2018.

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Jun
04
2018

NTSB Report Released: Yuma, AZ

Posted by jhadmin

On May 11, 2018, about 2030 mountain standard time, a Bell OH-58C helicopter, N82857, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Yuma, Arizona. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Tri-Rotor AG Services under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight originated from a private airstrip in Somerton, Arizona at 1945.

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Jun
05
2018

ACR Electronics Strengthens Position in Aviation Industry with Acquisition of Flight Data Systems

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ACR Electronics, Inc. has confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd has acquired Flight Data Systems Pty. Ltd. ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has acquired Flight Data Systems Pty. Ltd., a provider of flight data recorders, ground support equipment, and electronics manufacturing for the global aviation industry. Flight Data Systems will report into ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine operating unit.

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Jun
05
2018

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Awarded MRO Contract by Helibras/Helicopters of Brazil, Inc., an Airbus Helicopter Subsidiary

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Lake Zurich, IL - Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations, has been awarded a three-year contract to service servo actuators on the Helibras turbine helicopters by Helibras (Helicopters of Brazil, Inc., Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus. Located in Itajubá, Helibras is the only helicopter manufacturer based in Brazil and manages the production, sales and aftermarket for Airbus Helicopters with a share of almost 50% of the Brazilian fleet of turbine helicopters. The company has sold over 750 helicopters to the Brazilian domestic market since its inception in 1978 at the rate of approximately 36 aircraft per year for the civil, government and military sectors. APS will be using its Atibaia, Brazil facility to perform activities under the contract.

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Jun
05
2018

Dallas Avionics to Pre-Sale Certified uAvionix skyBeacon

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DALLAS, TEXAS - Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced today that the company is now taking pre-orders on the soon-to-be-certified uAvionix skyBeacon.. The skyBeacon is the first in the series of uAvionix’s revolutionary ADS-B solutions for the certified aircraft market. The skyBeacon offers wing-tip mounted ADS-B OUT with WAAS GPS and LED position and anti-collision strobe lights that meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ADS-B 2020 mandate when paired with an existing Mode C transponder.

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Jun
05
2018

S-TEC 3100 Granted STC Approval for Cessna 177

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Mineral Wells, TX (June 05, 2018) –– Genesys Aerosystems, leading manufacturer of autopilots and stability augmentation systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, announces today that it has earned FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of the S-TEC 3100 on the Cessna 177, and will begin shipping this month.

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Jun
05
2018

New Leadership For Enstrom Helicopter Corp

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Menominee, MI, June, 2018 – Mr. Tracy Biegler, CEO & President of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is announcing that he is stepping down from his position at Enstrom in order to pursue other opportunities. Biegler leaves the company on a high note, with large sales contracts in Pakistan and the Czech Republic. “I feel confident the company is an excellent position, and I look forward to watching it grow,” commented Biegler. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biegler started his career at Boeing where he worked as a flight test engineer and on the B2 stealth bomber program. He joined Enstrom in 2003 as an engineer and quickly rose to Director of Sales where he led some of Enstrom’s biggest programs to date in Thailand, Japan, and Peru. After serving as the company Vice President, Biegler was elected to CEO & President in 2014. His tenure comprised of some of the most profitable years in Enstrom history, and he was instrumental in returning Enstrom to the status of a mainstream helicopter manufacturer. “Everyone at Enstrom greatly appreciates everything Tracy has done for the company,” said Mr. Gong, Chairman of the Enstrom Board of Directors. “Tracy’s dedication to the company is unquestioned, and his leadership will be missed. We wish him well on his next endeavors.”

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Jun
05
2018

FLIR Launches Next-Generation Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 5, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is already the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and FLIR’s next generation Black Hornet 3 nano-UAV adds the ability to navigate in GPS-denied environments, enabling the warfighter to maintain situational awareness, threat detection, and surveillance no matter where the mission takes them.

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Jun
07
2018

Kawak receives STC’s for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

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Bend, Oregon – Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and can release a full load of water in 3 seconds. The key to the success of this new system is the fully independent 50hp hydraulic system, all new refill pump, and unique water tank door design.

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Jun
07
2018

BELL DELIVERS FIRST THREE BELL 505 HELICOPTERS TO CHINA

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Mirabel, Canada (7 June 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive authorized reseller in China for the 505. This first delivery follows the recent certification of the Bell 505 by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

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Jun
07
2018

Airbus is showcasing an array of innovative products for modern defence and security solutions at Eurosatory

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Paris, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space will be showcasing an array of innovative defence and security solutions destined for the global market at their booth C158 in Hall 5A at Eurosatory this year.

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Jun
07
2018

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

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CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk's technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables piloted and autonomous air vehicles to safely coexist.

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