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Mar
24
2016

Heli-One Develops Repair Capability for Sikorsky S-92 Air Inlet

Posted by jhadmin

Delta, Canada – Heli-One, the world's largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today it has developed repair capability for the Sikorsky S-92 air inlet.

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Tags: Heli-One MRO S-92 Sikorsky
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Mar
25
2016

Dakota Air Parts President Appointed to North Dakota District Export Council

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FARGO, N.D., - Dakota Air Parts Int’l., Inc. is honored to announce that Mrs. Barbara McConn, president of Dakota Air Parts, has been appointed by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to serve as a member of the North Dakota District Export Council. McConn’s appointment is for a term from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2019. McConn is the President of Dakota Air Parts and Air Services International. Her previous experience includes an Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce in recognition for the success of Dakota Air Parts’ helicopter and parts supply sales to overseas customers.

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Tags: Barbara McConn Dakota Air Parts North Dakota District Export Council Penny Pritzker U.S. Secretary of Commerce
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Mar
28
2016

DART Aerospace Targets Latin America for Sales Growth

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario Canada – DART Aerospace will be exhibiting with Eagle Copters South America, its official distributor for Latin America, at the International Air & Space Fair, FIDAE 2016 in Santiago, Chile from March 29 to April 3 2016.

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Tags: Dart DART Aerospace Eagle Copters Eagle Copters South America FIDAE 2016 International Air & Space Fair
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Mar
28
2016

Bell Helicopter Delivers 15th Bell 407GXP to Mexican Air Force

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago, Chile (March 28, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the final delivery of the 15th Bell 407GXP to the Mexican Air Force (FAM). The contract was awarded in March 2015, and the Bell 407GXP fleet is currently supporting the FAM’s parapublic missions across the region.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407GXP Bell Helicopter FAM Mexican Air Force textron
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Mar
28
2016

Community of Excellence: Global Aerospace Announces the 2016 SM4 Safety Program

Posted by jhadmin

Parsippany, New Jersey – Global Aerospace Inc., a leading provider of aerospace insurance, is pleased to announce Community of Excellence, the 2016 SM4 Safety Program. The refreshed SM4 Program will offer exciting new initiatives to all of its clients and the entire aviation industry. Since launching the SM4 program in 2010, the company’s financial investment and educational support of aviation safety has totaled more than $3 million. With a vested interest in helping its clients pursue higher levels of safety, the company reaffirms its commitment to this program. The Community of Excellence partners and subject matter experts have updated the SM4 program to make it more visible and provide easy access to the many benefits it provides.

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Tags: Community of Excellence Global Aerospace SM4 Safety Program
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Mar
28
2016

Boeing awards Rockwell Collins contract to provide Common Avionics Architecture System for India CH-47F

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SOUTH GOA, India (March 28, 2016) - The Boeing Company has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) for 15 CH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Indian Ministry of Defence.

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Tags: Boeing CAAS CH-47F Chinook Common Avionics Architecture System Indian Ministry of Defence Rockwell Collins The Boeing Company
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Mar
28
2016

FINMECCANICA AT THE FIDAE AIR SHOW: SOUTH AMERICA IS A MARKET WITH ENORMOUS POTENTIAL

Posted by jhadmin

As FIDAE, one of the most important showcases for the Aerospace, Defence and Security sector in South America opens its doors on 29 March in Santiago, Chile, Finmeccanica will take part as one unified company, leader in Aerospace, defence and Security. Finmeccanica arrives in Chile having recently announced that it has chosen “Leonardo” as its new name. Latin America is a key market for Finmeccanica’s growth strategy in the short to medium term.

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Tags: FIDAE Finmeccanica
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Mar
28
2016

Boeing Recognized by EPA for Conservation Efforts

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CHICAGO, March 28, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Boeing will receive the award April 13 in Washington, D.C. This is the sixth consecutive year Boeing has been recognized by ENERGY STAR.

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Tags: Boeing ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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Mar
29
2016

FIREFIGHTING MARKET STRONG FOR K-MAX HELICOPTERS | KAMAN EXPLORES LATIN AMERICAN OPPORTUNITIES DURING FIDAE

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn., – (NYSE:KAMN) Kaman Corporation is aggressively pursuing sales of the K-MAX® helicopter to firefighting operators worldwide, and will be assessing the firefighting market in Latin America during the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE) (Stand C44) in Santiago, Chile, March 29 through April 1, 2016.

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Tags: FIDAE firefighting International Air and Space Fair Kaman Corporation K-MAX helicopter
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Mar
29
2016

GENESYS AEROSYSTEMS ANNOUNCES IT HAS EARNED AN FAA STC FOR ITS HELISAS® STABILITY AUGMENTATION AND AUTOPILOT SYSTEM ON ROBINSON R66 TURBINE HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

Mineral Wells, TX (March 29, 2016) – Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the company has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the retrofit installation of its HeliSAS® Stability Augmentation System and two-axis autopilot on Robinson R66 turbine helicopters.

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Tags: FAA Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS® Stability Augmentation System R66 Robinson STC Supplemental Type Certificate
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Mar
29
2016

ARGUS Announces Charter Operator Ratings Integration with SimpleCharters.com

Posted by jhadmin

Cincinnati, Ohio, March 29, 2016 - ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce a new software integration with the online charter marketplace, SimpleCharters.com. ARGUS is now the exclusive operator ratings provider for the SimpleCharters.com online Charter Marketplace.

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Tags: Argus SimpleCharters.com
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Mar
29
2016

Textron Businesses to Highlight Several of their Advanced Commercial & Defense Products at FIDAE 2016

Posted by jhadmin

Santiago, Chile (March 29, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, Textron AirLand, Textron Aviation Inc. and Textron Systems, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), have announced their plans for the 19th edition of the International Air and Space Fair (FIDAE 2016) in Santiago, Chile, held March 29 through April 3, 2016. Textron will be displaying in Chalet C2 – C6.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter FIDAE 2016 International Air and Space Fair textron Textron Airland Textron Aviation Textron Systems
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Mar
29
2016

Finmeccanica: AW189 helicopter fleet surpasses 10,000 flight hours

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 29 March 2016 – Finmeccanica announced today that the fleet of 26 AgustaWestland AW189 super medium twin engine helicopters, in service with customers across four continents, has exceeded 10,000 flight hours. The milestone, achieved less than two years after the first aircraft delivery, marks a major commercial and operational milestone for the most successful helicopter in the all-new super medium category, aimed at meeting long range, large capacity requirements with unprecedented levels of cost effectiveness compared to larger and heavier helicopter models in the market.

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Tags: AgustaWestland AW189 Finmeccanica
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Mar
29
2016

​LifePort incorporates new product offering on Bell 407 STC

Posted by jhadmin

Woodland, Washington - ​LifePort, a Sikorsky company, amended its Bell 407 Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to add the new Machined Stretcher, improved Oxygen Cylinder Mount, and new Utility Mount. This new product offering provides operators with increased capability and improved durability, including:

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Tags: Bell 407 LifePort Lockheed Martin Machined Stretcher Oxygen Cylinder Mount Sikorsky STC Utility Mount
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Mar
29
2016

Bell Helicopter Delivers Bell 429 to Chihuahua State Government

Posted by jhadmin

FIDAE – Santiago, Chile (March 29, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to the Chihuahua State Government. The Bell 429 is configured for corporate transport for the State of Chihuahua.

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Tags: Bell 490 Bell Helicopter Chihuahua State Government textron
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Mar
30
2016

Bell Helicopter’s McTurbine Affiliate Expands Capabilities for Honeywell T53 Series Engines

Posted by jhadmin

FIDAE – Santiago, Chile (March 30, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its affiliate company, McTurbine, Inc. (McTurbine), has received certification from Honeywell International, Inc., for an approved correlated test cell for the Honeywell T53 series engine.

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Tags: Bell Helicopter Honeywell McTurbine T53 textron
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Mar
30
2016

FAA Doubles "Blanket" Altitude for Many UAS Flights

Posted by jhadmin

After a comprehensive risk analysis, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has raised the unmanned aircraft (UAS) “blanket” altitude authorization for Section 333 exemption holders and government aircraft operators to 400 feet. Previously, the agency had put in place a nationwide Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) for such flights up to 200 feet.

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Tags: FAA Federal Aviation Administration UAS unmanned aircraft
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Mar
30
2016

Rockwell Collins selected to provide Micro Inertial Navigation Sensors for Brazil's FT Sistemas FT-200FH unmanned helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

SANTIAGO, Chile (March 30, 2016) – FT Sistemas has selected Rockwell Collins to provide its Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor (INS) for the new FT-200FH unmanned Category 2 helicopter. The agreement between the companies was announced at the FIDAE 2016 air show in the Brazil pavilion, coordinated by ABIMDE in partnership with Apex-Brasil.

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Tags: ABIMDE Apex-Brasil FIDAE 2016 FT Sistemas FT-200FH INS Micro Inertial Navigation Sensor Rockwell Collins
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Mar
31
2016

Garmin® Team X introduces the G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan. /March 31, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G5 electronic flight instrument for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). The compact and cost-effective G5 delivers exceptional performance and reliability serving as either a back-up instrument to G3X™ or other EFIS systems or as a standalone primary flight instrument, with optional autopilot mode annunciation. Boasting a bright, 3.5-inch sunlight readable liquid crystal display (LCD) with built-in GPS, G5 displays attitude, ground track, altitude, airspeed, groundspeed, vertical speed, slip/skid, course (lateral) deviation, vertical deviation and incorporates a dedicated HSI page. Even more capabilities are available when integrated with G3X glass flight displays. Additionally, the G5 fight instrument can serve as part of a highly capable standalone autopilot solution when paired with Garmin’s compatible autopilot mode controllers and autopilot servos.

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Tags: EAB EFIS electronic flight instrument experimental amateur-built G3X G5 garmin light sport aircraft LSA
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Mar
31
2016

Garmin® Team X introduces new, full featured GMA™ 245/245R audio panels

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan. /March 31, 2016/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GMA 245 and GMA 245R, all-digital, Bluetooth audio panels designed for experimental amateur-built (EAB) and light sport aircraft (LSA). The GMA 245 is a panel-mount audio panel with a rich set of convenient and simple-to-use controls, while the GMA 245R is a remote-mount audio panel, both designed to interface with the G3X™ Touch flight display. These Bluetooth-enabled audio panels boast superior sound quality and an impressive list of additional features, such as advanced auto squelch, music bass boost, advanced equalizer settings, 3D Audio processing, wireless integration with the VIRB® XE action camera and more. When interfaced to the G3X Touch flight display, both audio panels introduce more capabilities and offer advanced integration potential to provide pilots with an exclusive in-flight experience.

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Tags: 3D Audio Processing Bluetooth audio panels EAB experimental amateur-built G3X garmin GMA 245 GMA245R light sport aircraft LSA VIRB XE
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Mar
31
2016

Finmeccanica signs contract worth over 100 million euros with the Philippine Navy for AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 31 March 2016 – Finmeccanica has been awarded a contract, valued at over 100 million euros, to supply the Philippine Navy with two AgustaWestland AW159 helicopters. The aircraft will be built and delivered from the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division’s Yeovil plant, in the United Kingdom, in 2018. The order includes training and multi-year support and adds to those by the United Kingdom and the Republic of Korea. It is a testament to the long standing relationship between the Philippine Armed Forces and Finmeccanica following previous aeronautics and helicopter programmes.

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Tags: AgustaWestland AW159 Finmeccanica Philippine Navy United Kingdom Yeovil
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Mar
31
2016

Colombian Air Force Increases Mission Capability with Acceptance of Seventh Bell Helicopter Huey II Kit

Posted by jhadmin

FIDAE – Santiago, Chile – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Colombian Air Force (COLAF) had accepted their seventh Huey II Kit – continuing to improve their fleet performance and mission readiness.

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Mar
31
2016

Eagle Copters adds new sales and marketing leader

Posted by jhadmin

Eagle Copters Ltd. announced today that Stephane Arsenault will join the organization as its VP Sales and Marketing, effective April 4, 2016. Stephane is an experienced sales and commercial financing professional who has spent the past 16 years in commercial banking, focused on financing in the helicopter, aviation, transportation and manufacturing sectors.

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Tags: Eagle Copters Stephane Arsenault
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Mar
31
2016

Vector Aerospace reducing operators’ costs with flat rate overhauls for Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PT6A turboprop engines

Posted by jhadmin

Summerside, PE – Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to once again help operators of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s (P&WC’s) PT6A turboprop engines reduce maintenance costs and increase aircraft investment value through the introduction of flat rate overhauls. This initiative, applicable to PT6A-21, -27, -28, -41, -42 and -114 engine variants, is part of P&WC’s PT6SMARTTM Maintenance Solutions program.

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Tags: MRO P&WC Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A PT6SMARTTM Vector Aerospace
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Mar
31
2016

AAR Commences Search and Rescue Operations for UK Ministry of Defence in the Falkland Islands

Posted by jhadmin

WOOD DALE, Illinois, March 31, 2016 – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces its Airlift division has commenced operations for Search and Rescue (SAR) and Support Helicopter (SH) services for the UK Ministry of Defence in the Falkland Islands.

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Tags: AAR Falkland Islands SAR Search and Rescue SH Support Helicopter UK Ministry of Denfece
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Mar
31
2016

FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration

Posted by jhadmin

Thursday, March 31 – Starting today, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations will be able to use the FAA’s new, streamlined, web-based registration process to register their aircraft. The web-based process will significantly speed up registration for a variety of commercial, public use and other users. Registration for those users is $5, the same low fee that model aircraft owners pay.

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Tags: FAA UAS Unmanned Aircraft Systems
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Apr
01
2016

Bell 505 HEMS Mock-up at FIDAE

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DENVER, CO, – United Rotorcraft today announced that the Bell 505 HEMS kit is on display in at FIDAE in Santiago, Chile until April 3, 2016.

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Tags: Air Methods Bell 505 HEMS United Rotorcraft
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Apr
01
2016

Heli-One Poland Receives Federal Aviation Administration Approval for Base Maintenance

Posted by jhadmin

Rzeszow, Poland – Heli-One’s Rzeszow, Poland facility has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) repair station approval. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225, and H135 aircraft. In addition, it offers component repairs such as the AW139 exhaust duct. This approval offers U.S.-based operators or U.S.-registered aircraft a new cost-efficient maintenance alternative at a state-of-the-art facility with competitive turnaround times.

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Tags: Airbus AS332 AW139 FAA Federal Aviation Administration H114 H135 Heli-One
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Apr
01
2016

MAVERICK HELICOPTERS LAUNCHES TWO NEW FLIGHTS IN MAUI IN HONOR OF FIRST ANNIVERSARY

Posted by jhadmin

MAUI, Hawaii – In honor of Maverick Helicopters’ first anniversary in Maui, Hawaii, the award-winning aviation company will launch two new flights on Friday, April 1.

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Tags: Hawaii Maui Maverick Helicopters
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Apr
01
2016

Two Corporate Customers in Chile sign Letter of Intent for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X

Posted by jhadmin

FIDAE – Santiago, Chile – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced two Bell 505 letter of intent (LOI) signings in Chile to two corporate customers. Both aircraft will be outfitted for corporate and VIP transport for flights throughout the region. These signings are a testament to the growing demand of this aircraft and brings the current LOI count to more than 350 worldwide and more than 75 throughout Latin America.

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Tags: Bell 505 Bell Helicopter Chile textron
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