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Sep
24
2018

Airbus Helicopters focuses on the wind turbine growth market

Posted by jhadmin

Hamburg, Airbus Helicopters views the support for wind farms as a business segment that is undergoing global growth and expects demand for up to a thousand helicopters over the coming two decades, corresponding to revenues of approximately €9 billion. Airbus Helicopters will present its supply, maintenance and crew transport solutions at the WindEnergy expo, which will be held in Hamburg from 25 to 28 September.

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Billings, MT

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On September 12, 2018, about 1240 mountain daylight time, a Robert L. Coons RW 1 experimental amateur-built helicopter, N166LC, was substantially damaged after colliding with a hangar while maneuvering at Billings Logan International Airport (BIL), Billings, Montana. The pilot, who was the registered owner of the helicopter, was fatally injured. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was being operated in accordance with Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed at an unknown time.

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Granger, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On August 21, 2018, about 1218 central daylight time, a Hughes 369FF, N530FU, struck overhead power lines near Granger, Texas. The flight instructor and foreign registered military pilot undergoing instruction sustained fatal injuries and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Air 1 Sandpoint Helicopters Inc. and operated by Brunner Aerospace under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The flight originated from Georgetown Municipal Airport, Georgetown, Texas, about 1208 and was destined for Taylor Municipal Airport, Taylor, Texas.

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Sep
24
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Dardanelle, CA

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On August 25, 2018, about 1600 Pacific daylight time, a Bell 212 helicopter, N512TA, impacted terrain about a one-half mile north of Dardanelle, California. The airline transport pilot received serious injuries. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the top of the fuselage, the main rotor blades and the tail rotor ninety-degree gearbox. The helicopter was registered to Roberts Aircraft Company and operated by Trans Aero Limited of Cheyenne, Wyoming, as a public aircraft external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed along the route of flight about the time of the accident and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight originated from a staging area near Bald Mountain, California about 1445.

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Sep
24
2018

New products from ELITE Simulation Solutions

Posted by jhadmin

Orlando, Fl. — ELITE Simulation Solutions is pleased to announce the availability of several new hardware products and a new version of their widely-used IFR training software. The much-anticipated release of ELITE XTS Home, a flight training software program specifically designed for pilots, leads the way and creates the demand for several of the new hardware products.

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Sep
25
2018

U.S. AIR FORCE SELECTS THE MH-139 BASED ON THE WORLD-CLASS LEONARDO AW139 HELICOPTER FOR INTERCONTINENTAL BALLISTIC MISSILE PROTECTION AND GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY FORCES TRANSPORT MISSIONS

Posted by jhadmin

The United States Air Force (USAF) today selected the MH-139, based on the Leonardo AW139 and offered by Boeing as prime contractor, to replace its fleet of UH-1N “Huey” helicopters. The programme awarded today is valued at $2.4 billion for up to 84 helicopters, training devices and associated support equipment. With initial operational capability expected by 2021, the aircraft will take over the role of protecting the nation’s intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) bases and the transportation of U.S. government and security forces.

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Sep
25
2018

Boeing MH-139 to Replace U.S. Air Force UH-1N Huey Fleet

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will provide its MH-139 helicopter and related support to the U.S. Air Force to replace the more than 40-year-old UH-1N “Huey” helicopters used to protect America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

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Sep
25
2018

LOCKHEED MARTIN NAMES DR. ROBERT MULLINS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE STRATEGY AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT; STEPHANIE HILL NAMED ROTARY AND MISSION SYSTEMS DEPUTY EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT

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BETHESDA, Md., -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has appointed Robert Mullins senior vice president, Corporate Strategy and Business Development and a corporate officer. Mullins succeeds Stephanie Hill, who has been appointed deputy executive vice president, Rotary and Mission Systems (RMS). Both appointments are effective October 8, 2018.

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Sep
25
2018

Safomar appointed distributor of the SH09 helicopter for South Africa

Posted by jhadmin

Mollis, 25 September 2018 - Kopter is proud to announce the deepening of its partnership with Safomar Aviation (PTY) LTD of South Africa, which has placed an order of two SH09 helicopters earlier this year.

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Sep
25
2018

WiFi and Bluetooth now Shipping for Flightcell DZMx!

Posted by jhadmin

25 September 2018 - Built in WiFi and Bluetooth is now available for the Flightcell DZMx, providing wireless access to broadband data* and audio from connected smart devices. No external WiFi router required!

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Sep
25
2018

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market to hit USD 3.5 billion by 2024

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According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Aircraft Lightning Protection Market to exhibit over 5% CAGR from 2018 to 2024.

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Sep
26
2018

Aircraft Lightning Protection Market to hit USD 3.5 billion by 2024

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According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, the Aircraft Lightning Protection Market to exhibit over 5% CAGR from 2018 to 2024.

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Sep
26
2018

Over 100 Aircraft Models Approved For the S-TEC 3100

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Mineral Wells, TX (September 26, 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 310, 320, 335, 340, 340A, 414, 421, 425 and Piper PA-46. With this announcement, the total number of aircraft models approved for the S-TEC 3100 is over 100.

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Sep
26
2018

The French company Helinetwork international, which created the first e-commerce site for helicopter spare parts “RotorPlace”, is now targeting the North American market thanks to an exclusive agreeme

Posted by jhadmin

Officialized on March 2018 during the HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Rotor place the first e-commerce website for helicopter spare parts allows operators, manufacturers and workshops to find a wide range of parts with just a few clicks. A simple user-friendly interface with an easy purchasing process that allows aeronautics professionals to benefit from a site identical to the largest e-commerce sites. The objective is to offer users a fast service which saves time in the search for parts and thus saving money.

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Sep
26
2018

Latitude SkyNode S200 and IONode FDM receives FAA STC AML for Part 23 Aircraft

Posted by jhadmin

VICTORIA, BC CANADA - Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satcom solutions has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) with an Approved Model List (AML) for Part 23 Aircraft. The approval has been issued for Latitude’s SkyNode S200 suite of satellite communication and tracking solutions as well the key component necessary for operators looking to develop a flight data monitoring (FDM) and safety management program.

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Sep
27
2018

Philippine Coast Guard becomes Philippines’ first H145 operator for parapublic missions

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Philippines, Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines.

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Sep
27
2018

Airbus Helicopters Tiger to get a new set of claws

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d'Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) has commissioned Airbus Helicopters, on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, to perform de-risking studies aimed at providing the Tiger with next generation battlefield capabilities. Their main objective is to prepare the development and retrofit phases of the new avionics, mission, and weapon systems of the Tiger. Thales and MBDA will also take part in the studies.

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Sep
27
2018

CHC Announces Implementation of Ground-Breaking Aircraft Data Solution with Real-Time HUMS

Posted by jhadmin

DALLAS, TX - September 27, 2018 - CHC Helicopter, in collaboration with Leonardo and SKYTRAC, has completed testing and is introducing a real-time aircraft data solution on the AW139. The ground-breaking technology monitors over 500 Heliwise Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) indicators in real-time, alerts ground crew as soon as an in-flight exceedance is detected, and streamlines the HUMS and Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) file download process post flight. An additional Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution provides live weather and marine AIS data to the flight deck.

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Oct
01
2018

Airbus Helicopters delivers the first of 100 H135s for China in Qingdao

Posted by jhadmin

Qingdao, Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016.

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Oct
01
2018

Red Arrows Support Handover to UK’s HeliGroup of First ACH135 Helionix for VIP Charter

Posted by jhadmin

The handover event was attended by representatives of global aviation and yachting industries and supported by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows, guests of honour following their air display at the Monaco Yacht Show.

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Oct
01
2018

FAA Targets UAS Violators for Enforcement

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Pilots of unmanned aircraft (“drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires, law enforcement efforts, or other first responders, such as medical flights, now are more likely to face serious civil penalties, even for first-time offenses.

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Oct
01
2018

KENYA DEFENCE FORCE ORDERS SIX ARMED MD 530F ATTACK HELICOPTERS

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Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the second Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, aircraft systems and ground support equipment.

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Oct
01
2018

NTSB Preliminary Report Released: Honolulu, HI

Posted by jhadmin

On September 18, 2018, about 0915 Hawaiian standard time, a R44 helicopter, N632NV, was substantially damaged during a precautionary landing near Wahiawa, Hawaii. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Novictor Aviation under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 air tour flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated from Honolulu International Airport, Honolulu, Hawaii at 0845 and was destined for Weed Airport, Weed, California.

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Oct
02
2018

Bell Delivers Three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc.

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc.

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Oct
02
2018

Installation of SLANT-console in Airbus helicopter EC 135

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Karlsruhe, 02.10.2018 – For a customer in aviation industry SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with Intercopter a SLANT-console in a helicopter Airbus EC 135. Various devices can be mounted cleary in the cockpit.

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Oct
02
2018

Airbus Helicopters Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Posted by jhadmin

Oxford, Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, supporting Ascent’s Training delivery from newly modernised facilities. On 1st April 18, the precise date of the RAF Centenary, Airbus Helicopters was confirmed by Ascent and the Ministry of Defence as being ready for training use for the UK MFTS rotary wing element. Since contract signature on 16 May 2016 to ready for training on 1st April 2018, Airbus Helicopters has delivered on time and to cost against an extremely demanding timescale.

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Oct
02
2018

Boeing Teams with Robotic Skies to Provide Enhanced Commercial Unmanned Aircraft System Services

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and its subsidiaries Jeppesen and Aviall have joined with Robotic Skies, a leading commercial unmanned aircraft system (UAS) support services provider, to develop and deliver industry-leading supply chain management and optimization, analytics, and maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services for the commercial and civil UAS markets.

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Oct
04
2018

Bell and Garmin Sign Teaming Agreement for On-Demand Mobility Avionics Systems

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Fort Worth, TX – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today a signed teaming agreement with Garmin International, Inc. on the development and integration of the autonomous vehicle management computer (VMC) systems to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft.

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Oct
04
2018

Helicopter Association International Applauds New Long-Term FAA Funding Bill

Posted by jhadmin

Virginia - Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Congress for passing a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. With the Senate vote today, this important five-year reauthorization bill moves to the President’s desk, providing long-term stability to the FAA and advancing important priorities for general aviation.

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Oct
04
2018

ASU to Debut New Night Vision Simulation Display Booth and Host Roundtable Discussion at Helitech International Expo & Conference

Posted by jhadmin

BOISE, Idaho — Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) announced this week that the company will bring a new night vision display booth to Helitech International Expo and Conference, October 16-18 held in Amsterdam, Netherlands that enables attendees to test night vision goggles. ASU also will host a roundtable discussion, “Shaping the Future of Night Vision Operations in Europe,” from 9:00 am to 12:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 17, in room F004.

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