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Aug
18
2016

KAWAK AVIATION TECHNOLOGIES INTRODUCES THREE NEW FIRE BUCKET PUMP MODELS FOR HEAVY HELICOPTERS

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Bend, Ore ⎯ Kawak Aviation Technologies announced today the intro-duction of a new high capacity refill system for heavy helicopter firefighting buckets. The product was developed in response to operators desiring a simplified, more reliable, and faster filling system. With Kawak’s new line of “JetPump” or “JP” series products, bottom-filling buckets can fill to capacity in streams, ponds, and tanks as shallow as 16”, thus allowing more flexibility in dip sites and with a fill rate that reduces cycle times. The refill system is a derivative of Kawak’s proven refill pump technology that is used in fixed tank applications around the world.

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Aug
18
2016

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL NAMES JOHN HEALEY AS AN ASSISTANT MANAGER OF ITS DFW NORTH LEARNING CENTER

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NEW YORK (August 18, 2016) – FlightSafety International announces that John Healey has been named as an Assistant Manager of the company’s Dallas/Fort Worth North Learning Center. He joins Thierry Pierard who also serves as Assistant Manager.

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Aug
18
2016

Customers engage Erickson for an estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

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PORTLAND, Ore. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, beginning September 2016 for an annual $9 million a year total combined contract value.

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Aug
18
2016

Hawaii’s Paradise Helicopters Signs Fleet for Bell Helicopter Customer Advantage Plans

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 18, 2016) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company with the support of Able Aerospace Services, announced today that Paradise Helicopters, a leading helicopter tour company in Hawaii, has signed its fleet of Bell 407s for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP). Paradise is the first helicopter tour company to enroll in this new service solution.

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Aug
19
2016

Rugged Video Releases the NEW Aerial Patroller 4 Channel Airborne Recorder

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The New Aerial Patroller is a compact, affordable, multi-channel recorder for Aerial Patrol Operators, Airborne Law Enforcement , and SAR

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Aug
19
2016

Get Ready for the New Small Drone Rule!

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A new world of opportunities for drone operators opens next week on August 29 when the new small drone rule for non-hobbyists becomes effective. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wants to make sure you have the information you’ll need to take advantage of those opportunities.

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Aug
19
2016

NTSB Report Released: Howe, TX

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On August 9, 2016, at 2035 central daylight time, a Hughes 269C single-engine helicopter, N9277R, impacted terrain following an autorotation near Howe, Texas. The flight instructor sustained fatal injuries, the student pilot sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a private individual as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and a flight plan was not filed. The local flight departed an unknown location at an unknown time.

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Aug
19
2016

NTSB Report Released: Jenerette, LA

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On August 3, 2016, about 1047 central daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter, N1549W, was substantially damaged after impacting trees and terrain during a low-altitude cross-country flight near Jeanerette, Louisiana. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Gulf Coast Helicopters, Inc.; Pearland, Texas, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 pipeline patrol flight. Visual meteorological conditions (VMC) prevailed and a visual flight rules (VFR) flight plan had not been filed. The helicopter had departed Louisiana Regional Airport (L38), Gonzales, Louisiana, about 0730 and was destined for Harry P. Williams Memorial Airport (KPTN), Patterson, Louisiana.

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Aug
19
2016

United Technologies Ranks #8 on Fortune Change the World List

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United Technologies has ranked #8 on Fortune’s second annual Change the World list, which highlights 50 companies that do well by doing good.

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Aug
22
2016

Precision Aviation Group (PAG), Expands Sales Team with Addition of Four New Hires

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Atlanta, GA – August 22, 2016 - Atlanta based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the Worldwide Aerospace and Defense industries, announces the addition of four industry leaders to its growing sales team. Christian Medina joins as MRO Sales Executive, supporting the Precision Heliparts - Latin America (PHP-BR) office in São Paulo, Brazil, Robert Lanier joins PAG as a Regional Sales Executive based in Dallas, Texas supporting the Precision Heliparts - Lafayette (PHP-LA) office, Samantha Butero joins as Regional Sales Executive supporting Precision Aero Technology (PAT) based in Long Beach, California and Joel Knight expands our Precision Heliparts (PHP) Sales Executive team based in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Aug
22
2016

Boeing Delivers AH-64E Apache Training System to South Korea

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ST. LOUIS, August 22, 2016 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] has delivered to the Republic of Korea an Apache Longbow Crew Trainer that the country’s Army air crews will use to prepare for the AH-64E Apache Guardian helicopters that Boeing begins delivering later this year.The system uses the Apache’s flight software and matured flight and avionics simulation models to create an accurate training environment that increases mission readiness.

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Aug
22
2016

Life Force One Has New Base In Cleveland

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Life Force One was officially welcomed to its new base in Cleveland, TN on Wednesday. An open house will be held Saturday for the public, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Aug
22
2016

Launch of New Helicopter Maintenance Services

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Swanton, Ohio (August 22, 2016) – National Flight Services, a leading provider of aircraft maintenance as well as engine and component overhaul services; announced today that they are expanding their services. This brings the capabilities of National Flight Services to now be able to handle a wide range of helicopter services including avionics installations, as well as heavy and line maintenance.

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Aug
23
2016

CAMTS Awards Full Accreditation to Air Evac Lifeteam

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(O’FALLON, Mo., - Air Evac Lifeteam is proud to announce that it recently earned full accreditation from CAMTS – the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. CAMTS is comprised of nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the quality and safety of medical transport services.

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Aug
23
2016

MCKINNEY AIR CENTER (KTKI) ADDS NEW HANGAR, EXPANDS ALONG WITH CITY

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MCKINNEY, Texas / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS / Avfuel-branded FBO McKinney Air Center, the number one U.S. FBO in the 2016 FltPlan.com Pilots’ Choice Awards, welcomes tenants to its new 15,000 square foot hangar featuring 2,000 square feet of office space.

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Aug
23
2016

FAA certifies Bell 407GX simulator

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23 AUG 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – The Frasca Bell 407 Level 7 flight training device at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) is now FAA-certified as a BH407GX with NVG capabilities. The new certification allows the training center to take the cockpit from analog to glass, a change that will occur about once a month for students flying Bell407GX aircraft.

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Aug
24
2016

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first H175 to be operated in the Americas

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Mexico City - The new 7-ton class helicopter has now arrived in Mexico, where it has joined the fleet of Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, a company specialized in air transport services for the energy industry in the Gulf of Mexico. This makes Transportes Aéreos Pegaso the first company to operate this new helicopter on the American continent. A second H175 will be delivered in 2017. The new aircraft will not only be providing transport services for the Oil industry but also supporting seismic exploration activities in the Mexican waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

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Aug
24
2016

U.S. Army Selects ATEC to Design Dramatically Improved Helicopter Engine for Black Hawk and Apache Fleets

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Huntsville, Ala. - The U.S. Army has announced that the Advanced Turbine Engine Company (ATEC), a joint venture of Honeywell and Pratt & Whitney, has been awarded a contract for preliminary design review of a new engine for the Army’s fleet of Black Hawk and Apache helicopters.

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Aug
24
2016

GREENWICH AEROGROUP SELLS AERO PRECISION INDUSTRIES

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WICHITA, Kan., – Greenwich AeroGroup, Inc. announced today that it has sold Aero Precision Industries LLC, DAC International, Inc. and NASAM, Incorporated to a fund managed by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC. Operated as a single business unit, these three companies are distributors and providers of military and commercial aerospace components and related services to a diverse global customer base. The transaction was completed on August 10, 2016.

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Aug
25
2016

USAIG Launches Safety Program for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

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New York, NY (August 25, 2016)…USAIG proudly introduces Performance Vector Unmanned, created specifically for policyholders who insure unmanned aircraft systems. It serves to keep safety at the forefront, which is especially critical considering that UAS outnumber registered manned aircraft.

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Aug
25
2016

NTSB Report Released: Cokeville, WY

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On August 23, 2016, about 0745 mountain daylight time, a Hiller UH-12D helicopter, N97TH, impacted terrain near Cokeville, Wyoming. The commercial rated pilot received minor injuries and the helicopter was substantially damaged during the accident. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Wyoming Helicopters, Inc., Boulder, Wyoming, under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an agricultural flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time.

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Aug
25
2016

NTSB Report Released: Modesto, CA

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The helicopter pilot reported that after a lengthy search and rescue mission he was headed back to the airport when the low fuel light illuminated, which meant there was about 10 minutes of fuel remaining. The pilot further reported that during the approach to land he made a right turn to final and the engine "flamed out". Subsequently, the pilot performed an emergency autorotation which resulted in abnormal ground contact and main rotor contact with the tail boom.

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Aug
25
2016

Associated Aircraft Group Donates Helicopter Flights to Patient AirLift Services (PALS)

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APPINGERS FALLS, NY – Sikorsky announced today that its Associated Aircraft Group (AAG) has partnered with Patient AirLift Services (PALS), a nonprofit organization that arranges for free volunteer aircraft flights for needy medical patients including military veterans throughout the Northeast. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Aug
25
2016

Argentina certifies simulators at Helicopter Flight Training Center

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25 AUG 2016 - Shreveport, Louisiana – The Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil (ANAC) Argentina has certified three simulators at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana. Two inspectors recently spent time at the HFTC and certified the EC135 Level D full motion simulator, AS350 Level 7 flight training device and BH407 Level 7 flight training device for Argentinian pilots.

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Aug
25
2016

Bell Helicopter to Feature a Trio of Aircraft at LABACE 2016

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 25, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today its joint participation with sister company Textron Aviation at the 13th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) held August 30 through September 1 at Aeroporto de Congonhas at São Paulo, Brazil.

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Aug
26
2016

Guimbal Cabris Continue their Migration to the USA

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Midwest Helicopter Academy has taken delivery of another Guimbal Helicopteres Cabri G2 bringing their Cabri fleet to 3 in the USA to support their demand within the 141 Flight School.

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Aug
26
2016

MD HELICOPTERS ANNOUNCES FINAL DELIVERY OF ALL ENHANCED MD 530F CAYUSE WARRIOR LIGHT SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTERS TO THE AFGHAN AIR FORCE

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Mesa, Ariz.,– MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of three (3) additional MD 530F Cayuse Warrior light scout attack helicopters to Hamid Karzai International Airport. With this delivery MD Helicopters has fulfilled – in less than 10 months – all requirements of an October 2015 contract awarded by the U.S. Department of the Army Non-Standard Rotary Wing Program Office for (12) additional aircraft. The total number of armed MD 530F Cayuse Warriors now in service with the Afghan Air Force (AAF) is 27.

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Aug
26
2016

Heli Service International receives first AW169 for the European offshore market

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Emden, – Right on time for the start of the world’s largest offshore wind energy project, Siemens »Gemini«, Heli Service International received the first Leonardo-Finmeccanica AW169. The midsized twin-engine helicopter of the 4.8- ton class is the first of its kind, specifically designed for demanding offshore applications.

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Aug
26
2016

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to Ornge Supporting EMS Operations in Ontario

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26 August 2016 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has acquired a pre-owned AW139 in EMS configuration on the open market and placed it on long-term lease to Ornge in support of EMS operations in Ontario, Canada. The aircraft is additional to Waypoint’s current AW139 fleet and order book, and will operate out of Ornge’s Moosonee, Ontario base in support of the company’s EMS operations in the province.

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Aug
26
2016

Marenco Swisshelicopter goes to Helitech

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Switzerland, August 26th, 2016 - Marenco Swisshelicopter will be making its first appearance at Europe’s leading rotorcraft event, Helitech International. This year, the event will be held in Amsterdam, where members of the Marenco Swisshelicopter team will be welcoming guests and visitors on Booth 12B10 to answer all questions and inform about the latest developments of the SKYe SH09 helicopter.

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