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Mar
26
2018

"Doors-off'" and "Open-door'' Flight Prohibition: Emergency Restriction/Prohibition Order

Posted by jhadmin

This notification provides Emergency Order of Prohibition No. FAA-2018-0243, issued March 22, 2018 to all operators and pilots of flights for compensation or hire with the doors open or removed in the United States or using aircraft registered in the United States for doors off flights. The Emergency Order prohibits the use of supplemental passenger restraint systems that cannot be released quickly in an emergency in doors off flight operations. It also prohibits passenger-carrying doors off flight operations unless the passengers are at all times properly secured using FAA-approved restraints.

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Mar
26
2018

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Posted by jhadmin

Oxford, Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of 36% since 2013. As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the company’s long-term commitment, made in 2015, to invest in increasing its industrialisation in the UK; an Airbus home country.

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Mar
26
2018

Airbus Helicopters to provide 16 Additional UH-72A Lakotas for the U.S. Army

Posted by jhadmin

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas, Airbus Helicopters, Inc. has received a contract valued at approximately $116 million to deliver 16 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The contract is the company’s second this year, highlighting the U.S. Army’s confidence and growth capability of the Lakota program.

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Mar
26
2018

NTSB Report Released: New York, NY

Posted by jhadmin

On March 11, 2018, about 1908 eastern daylight time, an American Eurocopter Corp (Airbus Helicopters) AS350B2, N350LH, was substantially damaged when it impacted the East River and subsequently rolled inverted after the pilot reported a loss of engine power near New York, New York. The pilot egressed from the helicopter and sustained minor injuries. The five passengers did not egress and were fatally injured. The scheduled 30-minute, doors-off aerial photography flight was operated by Liberty Helicopters, Inc., on behalf of FlyNYON under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the flight, which originated from Helo Kearny Heliport (65NJ), Kearny, New Jersey about 1900.

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Mar
26
2018

FreeFlight Systems partners with Avidyne to provide ADS­B In with IFD Series

Posted by jhadmin

March 26, 2018 ­ IRVING, Texas ­ NextGen avionics leader FreeFlight Systems announced today that the Company will provide their certified RANGR ADS­B receivers to Avidyne customers. Avidyne will bundle an IFD system and a ADS­B Out­capable Mode S transponder with FreeFlight Systems RANGR­RX ADS­B receiver to offer a complete ADS­B solution. By combining the strength and reliability of the Avidyne series of Mode S transponders with FreeFlight Systems RANGR­RX ADS­B receiver, this avionics package will provide general aviation aircraft a complete and cost­effective way to equip with ADS­B In and Out for the upcoming January 1, 2020 mandate.

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Mar
26
2018

FAA Bestows Parts Manufacturer Approval on SmartSky 4G Aircraft System

Posted by jhadmin

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Parts Manufacturer Approval (PMA) to SmartSky Networks’ radio and antenna manufacturing partners, enabling full-rate production of the SmartSky 4G LTE aircraft system and catalyzing STC projects on numerous popular business aircraft. Avidyne secured a PMA for the production of the airborne radio, while AeroAntenna received PMA for the manufacture of SmartSky’s aircraft antennas.

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Mar
26
2018

ARGUS Unmanned and USAIG Provide UAS Policyholders with Comprehensive Safety Packages

Posted by jhadmin

New York, NY…Through USAIG’s Performance Vector Unmanned program, ARGUS Unmanned and USAIG are placing the industry’s leading safety solutions in the hands of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) policyholders. The ARGUS Unmanned and USAIG relationship presents a comprehensive approach to UAS safety management, helping operators to comply with regulations and mitigate risk as the UAS industry continues to rapidly grow and diversify in its capabilities.

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Mar
26
2018

True Blue Power Introduces 2,000-Watt, AC-to-DC Voltage Converter

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2018) — True Blue Power today introduced a 2,000-watt, AC-to-DC voltage converter at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) International Convention and Trade Show. The TC2000 is ideal for aircraft with AC electrical systems that require 28-volt DC power. This includes executive aircraft, airline and passenger configurations.

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Mar
26
2018

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Unveils New, Easy-to-Install Magnetometer

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LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2018) — Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today introduced the MD32 Magnetometer designed specifically for the company’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®).

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Mar
26
2018

Sundance Helicopters Pioneers Helicopter Pilot Development Initiative

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, March 26, 2018– Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the Skypath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient, and effective pipeline for Sundance Helicopters and our industry partners to secure operationally-ready and highly-qualified helicopter pilots. “We want to focus on hiring the best and most qualified candidates with our core values in mind,” said Mark Schaefli, director of operations for Sundance Helicopters. “This program allows us to actively participate in the process of training and development for future pilot candidates from the beginning of their career. SkyPath is designed to elevate the standards and provide pilots with the professional development needed to reach those standards. The program will emphasize safety, experience and mentoring to provide aviators with tangible results versus traditional flight hour based models. For those interested in a career as a helicopter pilot, this program removes barriers and paves a path to the end goal.”

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Mar
27
2018

Latitude President to Unveil the ENode, a New Engine Data Acquisition Unit

Posted by jhadmin

(LAS VEGAS, Nev. United States) Taking to the stage following the start of The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) conference in Las Vegas, Latitude President Mark Insley will announce the unveiling of his team’s latest innovation.

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Mar
27
2018

8 Ways to Enhance Helicopter Training and Reduce Fatal Accidents

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Many fatal helicopter accidents involve causes from actions or non-actions that may have occurred months or years before during initial or recurrent instruction sessions. The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that these training initiatives could improve safety and potentially save lives.

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Mar
27
2018

The Future of Broadcast: SHOTOVER Debuts the Industry’s Most Versatile Lightweight Aerial Camera System - The SHOTOVER M1

Posted by jhadmin

LOS ANGELES – SHOTOVER, the developer of high-performance stabilization platforms, announced today the launch of its new M1 gyro-stabilized camera system. Designed primarily for 2K, 4K and 8K live broadcast, the system features fifth-generation technology, and an open platform design to accommodate the world’s rapidly changing camera technology. The M1 includes the same industry-leading 6-axis design as the company’s K1 and F1 camera systems, delivering unshakable stability with unmatched look down capability.

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Mar
27
2018

True Blue Power Announces Lifetime Warranty for USB Charging Ports, Guarantees Quality for Life

Posted by jhadmin

LAS VEGAS — True Blue Power today announced the company is offering a Limited Lifetime Warranty on all new True Blue Power TA102 Series and TA202 Series USB Charging Ports.

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Mar
27
2018

UASC Web-Based Configuration Tool for InSight Display System Now Available

Posted by jhadmin

Las Vegas, NV – Universal Avionics has released the External Configuration Editor (ECE) for the InSight Display System. The new web-based configuration tool makes the pre-design and system configuration process simple and intuitive. AEA2018 attendees have the opportunity to view and navigate through the ECE with a Universal Avionics expert during the show in booth number 411.

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Mar
27
2018

Heritage Site Recognition for Weston Airport

Posted by jhadmin

The Helicopter Museum site at Weston Airport has been recognised by the American Helicopter Society International as one of two 2018 recipients of its Vertical Flight Heritage Sites award programme, recognised for its historical significance. Weston airport shares the honour with the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Tags: American Helicopter Society International The Helicopter Museum
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Mar
28
2018

Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC Continues Support of the U.S. Army with Contracts for 51 UH-72A Lakotas

Posted by jhadmin

The United States Army has awarded two contracts to Airbus Helicopters, Inc. to deliver a total of 51 UH-72A Lakotas, on which Safran Electronics & Defense, Avionics USA, LLC supplies critical avionics systems.

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Mar
28
2018

Big Bend Community College Orders FRASCA Archer Simulator

Posted by jhadmin

March 28, 2018. Urbana, IL. Big Bend Community College (BBCC), Moses Lake, Washington, has placed an order for a Frasca Piper Archer AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device). The college recently bought several new Archer aircraft from Piper and wanted a simulation device to have the exact same avionics as their new aircraft, including Garmin’s newest G1000 NXi that was announced earlier this year.

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Mar
28
2018

ASU and Harris Corporation Sign Reseller Agreement on New TSO Night Vision Goggles to Streamline Ordering, Integration for Operators

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, Idaho—March 28, 2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) and Harris Corporation (Harris) recently entered into a Distributor Agreement, making ASU an authorized reseller for Harris’ Technical Standard Order (TSO) Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).

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Mar
28
2018

Pratt & Whitney and AAR Renew Agreement for Global Support of P&W’s Military Auxiliary Power Units

Posted by jhadmin

WOOD DALE, Illinois, — AAR (NYSE: AIR) announced today it has renewed its agreement with Pratt & Whitney’s (P&W) Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) business to stock and distribute APU hardware to the U.S. and foreign governments, including their component repair vendors.

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Mar
28
2018

FLIR Provides Thermal Imaging for Next Generation DJI Zenmuse XT2 Dual-Sensor Commercial Drone Camera

Posted by jhadmin

WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 28, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced that DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging, will integrate a FLIR thermal imaging sensor technology into its new DJI Zenmuse XT2 drone camera. The DJI Zenmuse XT2, DJI’s first dual-sensor and its most advanced gimbal-stabilized camera for commercial drone applications, furthers the collaboration between FLIR® and DJI. The Zenmuse XT2 also joins the ‘Thermal by FLIR’ partner program, which FLIR created to fuel thermal innovation and allow partners to leverage the leadership, quality, and innovation that FLIR’s brand represents in the thermal imaging space.

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Mar
28
2018

A King Has Arrived: Sikorsky CH-53 King Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter Arrives in Germany for International Debut

Posted by jhadmin

HOLZDORF, Germany, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- A CH-53K heavy lift helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), arrived in Holzdorf, Germany, ahead of its international debut at the ILA Berlin Air Show next month.

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Mar
28
2018

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, Recognizes Top Suppliers

Posted by jhadmin

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky line of business honored its top suppliers at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Mar
28
2018

Safran to power Qatar’s new NH90 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Qatar has selected Safran Helicopter Engines as engine supplier of its new NH90 fleet. The 28 NH90 military helicopters, whose acquisition was announced on 14 March, will all feature RTM322 engines.

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Mar
29
2018

DART Aerospace focuses on growth in Latin America - FIDAE 2018

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – March 29th, 2018 – DART Aerospace is focused on setting a strong presence in the multiple countries of Latin America. During this process, DART has been attending a wide variety of aerospace shows and exhibitions within this region in order to showcase top-selling products and solutions adapted to operators’ needs.

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Mar
29
2018

Leonardo: signing the OCEAN2020 grant agreement, the most strategic European Defence Fund’s tender for naval surveillance technology and maritime safety

Posted by jhadmin

Brussels – Leonardo announced today the signature of the grant agreement for OCEAN2020, the most important project related to the initiative to boost Europe's defence research under the European Defence Fund.

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Mar
30
2018

Leonardo: Chilean helicopter fleet grows stronger with first AW109 Trekker sale in the country

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 30 March 2018 – Leonardo announced today that two additional civil helicopters will be delivered to Chilean private operators by early 2019, adding to a fleet of more than 20 aircraft currently in service. The deliveries will mark the entry of the new AW109 Trekker light twin, in a utility configuration, into the Chilean market in 1Q2019 as well as an AW119Kx single engine for VIP transport in 4Q2018. The AW109 Trekker maintains the AW109 Grand airframe, large cabin and top class performance while offering greater payload at a competitive cost, thus proving perfectly suited to meet the stringent requirements of Chilean operators in terms of capabilities, cost/effectiveness and environment, particularly in high altitude conditions.

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Mar
31
2018

Last Dambuster and Historic Aircraft to visit Helicopter Museum ‘World at War Weekend’

Posted by jhadmin

Weston Airfield will be brought to life by re-enactors and historic vehicles from around the country this weekend (7th and 8th April). The Helicopter Museum’s annual ‘World at War Weekend’ sees living history camps set up on the land surrounding the airfield’s recently restored WW2 era control at the museum.

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Apr
03
2018

Unmanned Safety Institute to Host 2nd Annual UAS Safety Standdown

Posted by jhadmin

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, will be hosting the 2nd annual UAS Safety Standdown in Denver, Colorado on Tuesday, May 1st, in conjunction with AUVSI Xponential. The topic of this year’s workshop will be “Organization Flight Operations, Maintenance & Safety Quality Management.”

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Apr
03
2018

DONALDSON NAMES DAN LARSEN AS GENERAL MANAGER, AEROSPACE & DEFENSE

Posted by jhadmin

ST. LOUIS – Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Dan Larsen has been named General Manager, Aerospace & Defense.

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