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May
24
2016

Universal Avionics UniLink® SCN 31.X on Path for Mid-2016 TSO Approval

Posted by jhadmin

TUCSON, AZ – Universal Avionics UniLink UL-800/801 Communications Management Unit (CMU) Software Control Number (SCN) 31.X is expected to receive Technical Standard Order (TSO) approval by midyear. The new software upgrade provides operators with the necessary Controller-Pilot Data Link Communications (CPDLC) message sets to meet the European Link 2000+ Programme mandate requirements.

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May
24
2016

Certification for AS332 Display Installations Expected Mid-2016

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ – May 24, 2016 – Certification for the integration of Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays in the Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 is on track for mid-2016. Preparations for certification are currently underway with Authorized Dealer, Heli-One.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters AS332L1 EFI-890H Universal Avionics
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May
23
2016

Discussions at the exhibition focused on Time Between Overhauling

Posted by jhadmin

The management of 3W International GmbH looks back contentedly at this year's participation at the Xponential 2016 in New Orleans. Aside from standard engines, the German engine manufacturer presented its complete drive concept to the North American specialist audience. In discussions with interested customers, one topic stood out: Time between overhauling (TBO).

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Tags: 3W International GmbH Xponential 2016
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May
23
2016

TSO Authorization Granted for Universal Avionics AHS-525 AHRS

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for Universal Avionics AHS-525 Attitude Heading Reference System (AHRS). This long-awaited approval allows the company to manufacture and bring to market a new addition to its product line. The AHS-525 is positioned as a low cost option for replacing legacy mechanical VGs and DGs in Part 23 and Part 25 Fixed Wing aircraft, and Part 27 and Part 29 Rotorcraft.

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Tags: AHS-525 FAA Federal Aviation Administration Technical Standard Order TSO Universal Avionics
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May
23
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA AND NTU SINGAPORE JOIN FORCES TO DEVELOP HELICOPTER MANUFACTURING AND TECHNOLOGY OF THE FUTURE

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica and Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore), signed an agreement today in Rome. Under the agreement, NTU and Leonardo-Finmeccanica will start a research collaboration in integrated and innovative composites helicopter structure and helicopter aerodynamics.

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Tags: Leonardo-Finmeccanica Nanyang Technological University NTU Singapore
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May
23
2016

Airbus Helicopters Foundation supports Ecuador after the earthquake disaster

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Marignane, Airbus Helicopters Foundation has been providing support to on-going humanitarian relief efforts following the earthquake that hit the Manabi and Esmeraldas regions in Ecuador on 16 April 2016. According to national authorities, this disaster has left more than 20,500 people homeless, and many without water and food supplies. This earthquake is the worst natural disaster that has happened in the country since 1979.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Foundation Earthquake Ecuador
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May
23
2016

Airbus Helicopters Selected for UK’s Military Flying Training

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Oxford - Airbus Helicopters in the UK has been selected by Ascent as the Aircraft Service Provider for the UK’s Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS). The contract, worth £500 million over 17 years, will see Airbus Helicopters deliver aircraft and an integrated support solution over the course of 18 months, ready to start training in April 2018. This will involve the manufacture of aircraft in addition to developing the support infrastructure and training initial crews and maintenance personnel.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters UK’s Military Flying Training System UKMFTS
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May
23
2016

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL SELECTED BY HONEYWELL AS ITS EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROVIDER

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NEW YORK (May 23, 2016) - FlightSafety International announces that it has been selected by Honeywell as its exclusive maintenance training provider. “We are pleased and proud to have been selected by Honeywell as their exclusive maintenance training provider,” said Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President & CEO.

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Tags: FlightSafety International Honeywell
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May
23
2016

Sikorsky and AHS International to Offer New “Hover for a Day” Challenge with $50K Prize

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida,– Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, (NYSE:LMT) and the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International today announced the Sikorsky-AHS “Hover for a Day” Challenge, a new competition to demonstrate a game-changing level of efficiency in rotorcraft with a $50,000 prize at stake.

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Tags: AHS American Helicopter Society Lockheed Martin Sikorsky Sikorsky-AHS “Hover for a Day” Challenge
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May
23
2016

FRASCA Flight Simulator to be Used in Georgia Tech Research Study

Posted by jhadmin

May 23, 2016. Urbana, IL. The Georgia Institute of Technology, (also known as Georgia Tech) Atlanta, has contracted with FRASCA International, Inc. to provide them with a FRASCA Mentor™ Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The AATD will be configured as a Cessna 172 and will be used by the School of Psychology's Decision Processes Laboratory (DPL) led by Dr. Rick Thomas. The AATD will be used as an experimental platform to investigate decision support applications designed to aid pilot understanding and use of next generation display technologies.

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Tags: AATD Advanced Aviation Training Device Cessna 172 frasca FRASCA Mentor Georgia Tech The Georgia Institute of Technology
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May
24
2016

AVINCO announces launch of US Subsidiary Avinco Americas Corp.

Posted by jhadmin

(Monaco, New York, NY) 24th May 2016 - Avinco announces it has launched its US subsidiary, Avinco Americas Corporation (AAC), located in New York City. Avinco Americas Corp has been set up to support the expansion of the company’s helicopter and commercial aircraft activities in North America.

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Tags: AAC Avinco Avinco Americas Corporation
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May
24
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA EXPANDS THE RANGE OF NEW GENERATION HELICOPTERS DISTRIBUTED IN TURKEY

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the renovation of the Distributorship Agreement with Kaan Air of Turkey covering a range of models spanning from 2.8 to 7 tonne encompassing the AW119 single engine, the GrandNew light twin and the AW139 intermediate twin. The Agreement is now further extended to include the new generation AW169 4.6 tonne and the AW189 8.3/8.6 helicopter types. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2016 (Geneva, 24th – 26th May).

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Tags: Kaan Air Leonardo-Finmeccanica
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May
24
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA PROVES AS STRONG LEADER IN THE UK AND IRELAND EXECUTIVE/PRIVATE HELICOPTER MARKET

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the renewal of the Distributorship Agreement with Sloane Helicopters for a further three years for the UK and Ireland market with respect to the AgustaWestland GrandNew light twin helicopter model, and the signing of a contact for a further aircraft. The announcement, made during an official ceremony at EBACE 2016 (Geneva, 24th – 26th May), also includes within the Distributorship Agreement the new generation AW169 light intermediate 4.6 ton helicopter for the UK and Irish executive / private transport market.

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Tags: Leonardo-Finmeccanica Sloane Helicopter
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May
24
2016

Mecaer Aviation Group Announces U.S. Launch Customer for MAGnificent

Posted by jhadmin

Irving, TX – Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced today it has signed with a United States based customer to take delivery of a Bell 429 MAGnificent interior. The signing is the first for a North American operator under Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight rules.

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Tags: Bell 429 MAG Mecaer Aviation Group
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May
24
2016

Air Methods Reopens West Yellowstone Base, Year Round

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DENVER, May 24, 2016 – Air Methods announces the reopening of the air medical helicopter base serving the greater Yellowstone, Wyoming region. In conjunction with Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (EIRMC), the Air Idaho Rescue program extends care to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, the Gallatin National Forest and the Madison River valley. The seasonal base officially commenced year round operations on May 23, with service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Tags: Air Methods Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center Gallatin National Forest Grand Teton National Park Madison River valley Yellowstone National Park
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May
24
2016

Jerry Trimble Helicopters Offers Prize Money at Autorotation Contest

Posted by jhadmin

The 6th Annual Touchdown Autorotation competition will be held on June 26, 2016 at Jerry Trimble Helicopters (JTH). The contest begins at 10:00, and an all-you-can eat pancake breakfast is offered at 07:00. The cost to enter is $75, and includes a Robinson R22 helicopter to use in the contest. A $5 donation will be made to the local charity of the pilot’s choice with the purchase of each admission.

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Tags: 6th Annual Touchdown Autorotation competition Jerry Trimble Helicopters JTH
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May
24
2016

AAR Flight Operations Contract in Afghanistan Extended

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WOOD DALE, Illinois – AAR (NYSE: AIR) announces United States Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) has issued its Airlift Group subsidiary an extension on an existing contract for rotary wing services in Afghanistan.

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Tags: AAR Afghanistan United States Transportation Command USTRANSCOM
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May
24
2016

SEAFUTURE & MARITIME TECHNOLOGIES: LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA'S CONTRIBUTION TO INTERNATIONAL MARITIME SECURITY

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica will be a key exhibitor at Seafuture & Maritime Technologies, an event that opens today in La Spezia bringing in the Ligurian town, over 28 Navies from across the world.

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Tags: Leonardo-Finmeccanica Seafuture & Maritime Technologies
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May
24
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA: PAKISTAN SELECTS THE AW139 FOR SAR ROLE

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Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The signing was held in Islamabad in presence of the H.E. Italian Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo. The contract is part of a fleet renewal programme spread over several batches including a logistic support and training package. The AW139s, deliveries of which are expected in 2017, will be used to perform search and rescue across the nation.

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Tags: AgustaWestland Government of Pakistan Leonardo-Finmeccanica
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May
24
2016

Airbus Helicopters introduces the H160 VIP version at EBACE

Posted by jhadmin

Geneva, Airbus Helicopters presents an exclusive first glimpse of the H160 VIP version at this year’s EBACE meeting in Geneva, which will be held from May 24-26.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters EBACE H160 VIP
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May
25
2016

Bell Helicopter signs with Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. for Bell 407GXP

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX (May 25, 2016) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of a Bell 407GXP to Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co., Ltd. The aircraft will be outfitted for VIP transportation and helicopter tours.

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Tags: Bell 407GXP Bell Helicopter Ltd Sichuan Xiangyun General Aviation Co. textron
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May
25
2016

LEONARDO-FINMECCANICA: OFFSHORE HELICOPTER FLEET GROWS IN THE UAE WITH FIRST AW169 DELIVERED TO FALCON AVIATION SERVICES

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) has taken delivery of a new generation AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin helicopter this month. The handover makes Falcon Aviation the first operator in UAE to use the new type and the first customer worldwide to use the aircraft for offshore oil and gas transportation. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at EBACE 2016 (Geneva, May 24th-26th). This delivery follows others in Europe and Australia for executive/private transport, emergency medical services and utility roles, testifying the versatility and global market success of the new model.

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Tags: Falcon Aviation of Abu Dhabi Leonardo-Finmeccanica
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May
25
2016

Falcon Aviation signs Letter of Intent for the VIP version of the H160

Posted by jhadmin

Geneva – Airbus Helicopters and Falcon Aviation have signed a letter of intent for a VIP version of the H160 in a private ceremony today at Ebace.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters Falcon Aviation
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May
25
2016

Monacair takes delivery of its 6th and last H130 from Airbus Helicopters

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Marignane – Monacair has received the last H130 of a contract for six units signed in September 2015. Like the previous five aircraft, the new helicopter will join the regular scheduled flight service that Monacair has set up between Monaco Heliport and Nice International airport.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters H130 Monacair
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May
25
2016

P&WC'S OIL ANALYSIS TECHNOLOGY TRIAL BUILDS MOMENTUM AT EBACE 2016

Posted by jhadmin

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwired - May 24, 2016) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) continues to build momentum for its new engine oil analysis technology as a growing number of customers register their engines in the trial. Now in the final stages of development, P&WC's innovative oil debris monitoring technology has the potential to significantly enable proactive maintenance interventions and drive increased aircraft availability. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Tags: P&WC Pratt & Whitney Canada
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May
25
2016

Safran opens new facility in Singapore

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Safran Helicopter Engines has opened its new regional headquarters dedicated to engines support in the Singapore's Seletar Aerospace Park. The event was celebrated in the presence of Guest-of-Honour Mr. Lim Kok Kiang, Assistant Managing Director of Singapore Economic Development Board and H.E. Mr. Benjamin Dubertret, Ambassador of France to Singapore.

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Tags: Safran Safran Helicopter Engines Seletar Aerospace Park Singapore
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May
25
2016

Heli Support NZ praises PA100 PUREair System for performance and ease of installation

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario Canada (May 26, 2016) – DART Aerospace and its New Zealand AMC partner Heli Support NZ highlight the performance of the newly installed PA100 PUREair Engine Protection System for The Helicopter Line after its first periodic inspection.

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Tags: DART Aerospace Heli Support NZ
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May
25
2016

Heli-One Secures Contract to Provide Upgrade for Royal Malaysian Air Force S-61 Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Delta, BC, Canada – Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services has signed an agreement with AIROD to provide the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) with glass cockpit upgrades for their fleet of Sikorsky S-61 aircrafts. This collaboration will modernize and extend the operational capability of the RMAF S-61A-4 NURI.

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Tags: Heli-One RMAF Royal Malaysian Air Force
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May
25
2016

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Offers Limited Time GSA Special on Ecliptus

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, IDAHO) GSA customers can now capture the night with the new Ecliptus, night vision GoPro® camera and for a very limited time, below the micropurchase limit for Government Card Holders. The Ecliptus will be available for $3,495—a $2,000 discount—during the month of June by Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) a Boise, Idaho-based night vision company on GSA Contract GS-07F-0345J.

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Tags: ASU Ecliptus GoPro Night Vision
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May
25
2016

AVINCO announces launch of US subsidiary Avinco Americas Corp.

Posted by jhadmin

Avinco expands with as US subsidiary to grow its helicopter and commercial aircraft activities.

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Tags: Avinco
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