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Oct
24
2019

Airbus Helicopters delivers first NH90 Sea Lion to the German Armed Forces

Posted by jhadmin

Donauwörth – Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first NH90 Sea Lion naval multi-role helicopter to the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw), with a further two to be delivered by the end of the year.

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Oct
24
2019

KAMAN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES EXTENDS MRO SERVICES TO AFTERMARKET

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WICHITA, Kan.--Oct. 24, 2019-- Kaman Composites - Wichita, Inc. (KCW), a division of Kaman Aerosystems, announced today that it will extend its composite repair capabilities to the commercial and business aftermarket. The aviation industry has embraced the light weight, durability of composite structures in their innovative designs, which in turn, has increased the need for composite MRO services. KCW is an accredited supplier, providing parts ranging from fairings and radomes, to rotor blades and winglets. In addition, KCW provides OEM and government MRO services for composite repair through their FAA Certified Part 145 Repair Station.

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Oct
24
2019

Collins Aerospace advances digital manufacturing operations with new smart line capabilities in Puerto Rico

Posted by jhadmin

SANTA ISABEL, PUERTO RICO (Oct. 24, 2019) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., (NYSE: UTX), unveiled a new 27,000-square foot facility at the Puerto Rico campus. The facility features smart line, the company’s first major investment in automated manufacturing since becoming Collins Aerospace. The smart line production line will automate the Printed Circuit Board Assemblies build process for commercial aircraft engines and power control applications. The company expects to add up to 150 new jobs at the site, ultimately increasing its Puerto Rico workforce to more than 1,500 employees.

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Tags: Collins Aerospace United Technologies
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Oct
24
2019

Sikorsky S-76D™ Proving Value In Guyana Off-Shore Operations

Posted by jhadmin

TRUMBULL, Conn., – National Helicopter Services Ltd. (NHSL), a leading Sikorsky S-76® helicopter operator, is expanding operations with its first two S-76D™ aircraft in Guyana, a continuation of the significant growth of Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin in Latin America. NHSL has operated Sikorsky helicopters for nearly 40 years, providing offshore transport services to the oil-and-gas sector and other commercial entities, as well as government services for emergency and natural disaster response. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT).

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Tags: Lockheed Martin S-76 Sikorsky
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Oct
28
2019

Helicopter Association International Opposes Proposed “Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019”

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia – New York City airspace is one of several highly complex and congested airspace regions in the United States. To ensure that operations are as safe and efficient as possible requires the expertise of regulatory and technical safety experts as well as industry professionals. Helicopter Association International (HAI) strongly opposes today’s announced “Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019” over the concern that measures within the act will have no positive effect on aviation safety over New York City, but will threaten the viability of the helicopter industry.

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Tags: HAI Improving Helicopter Safety Act New York City
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Oct
28
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Fort Meade, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On October 3, 2019, at 1503 eastern daylight time, a Bell OH-58A helicopter, N911RW, sustained substantial damage when it rolled over during a rescue mission in Fort Meade, Florida. The commercial pilot and the individual being rescued were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the Polk County Sheriff's Office as a local, public-use flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and a company flight rules flight plan was filed for the flight that departed the Barstow Executive Airport (BOW), Barstow, Florida, at 1412.

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Oct
28
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Sanford, ME

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On August 28, 2019, about 1035 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N21EH, was substantially damaged when it impacted the ground while taxiing at Sanford Seacoast Regional Airport (SFM), Sanford, Maine. The private pilot sustained serious injuries. The flight was operated by the pilot as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 solo instructional flight. Day, visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed. The flight originated at Laconia Municipal Airport (LCI), Laconia, New Hampshire about 1000.

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Oct
28
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Bloomsburg, PA

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On September 28, 2019, about 1930 eastern daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F helicopter, N380SH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain and vehicles during an approach to a helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated by J&J Shop HeliAir LLC. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a local sightseeing flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 1920.

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Oct
28
2019

SCHIEBEL ANNOUNCES CAPABILITY UPDATE PROGRAMME AT CAMCOPTER® S-100 USER CONFERENCE

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Vienna, 28 October 2019 – Schiebel announced at its User Conference, which took place from 15 to 17 October in Vienna this year, a Capability Update Programme (CUP) to provide customers with a further enhanced CAMCOPTER® S-100.

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Oct
29
2019

KAMAN RECEIVES ORDER FOR K-MAX HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Oct. 29, 2019--Kaman Aerospace, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it received a new order for the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter. This brings the total number of firm orders since the relaunch of production to thirteen aircraft. The most recent order is from a new operator, Heli Air-Swiss a member of Heli-Austria of St. Johann im Pongau, Austria. Heli-Austria currently operates 35 aircraft focused on emergency medical services, tourism, aerial construction and flight training. Delivery of this aircraft is planned for December of 2019.

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Oct
29
2019

Sikorsky And Rheinmetall Plan Construction Of CH-53K Helicopter Logistics And Fleet Management Center At Leipzig/Halle Airport

Posted by jhadmin

LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 29, 2019 -- To support Germany’s "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) heavy lift helicopter program, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Rheinmetall announced today that they intend to set up a logistics and fleet management center at Leipzig/Halle Airport if the Bundeswehr selects the CH-53K as its next heavy-lift transport helicopter. This would establish numerous high-tech jobs and strengthen Leipzig and the local airport as a prime business location in the long term.

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Tags: CH-53K Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
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Oct
30
2019

Netherlands Ministry of Defence celebrates opening of new NH90 training facility in Den Helder

Posted by jhadmin

Sesto Calende, Italy, October 30, 2019 – Rotorsim, the joint venture owned equally by CAE and Leonardo, today announced the successful start of training on the NH90 Full Mission Flight Trainer (FMFT) following its relocation from the Rotorsim training centre in Sesto Calende, Italy to a new training facility at Maritime Air Base de Kooy in Den Helder, the Netherlands. The Netherlands Ministry of Defence (NLMOD) and Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command recently hosted a ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new NH90 training facility in Den Helder. The ceremony was attended by officers from the Royal Netherlands Navy and Royal Netherlands Air Force; officials from the NLMOD; executives from CAE, Leonardo and Rotorsim; and military officials from Italy and Belgium.

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Tags: CAE Leonardo NH90 Rotorsim
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Oct
30
2019

Aero Dynamix Inc. receives Transport Canada (TCCA) validation and STC# SH19-42 for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Bell 505 platform

Posted by jhadmin

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announced today that they have received Transport Canada (TCCA) validation and STC# SH19-42 for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Bell 505 platform. “Earlier this year ADI received our FAA STC approval on the B505 and we continue to pursue and obtain foreign validations to support our customers’ needs and demonstrate our team’s expertise with their working knowledge of foreign regulatory agencies” said Tonka Hufford, ADI’s Chief Operating Officer.

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Tags: ADI Aero Dynamix B505 Bell Helicopter SH19-42 STC TCCA
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Oct
30
2019

DART Aerospace’s newly acquired business, Simplex, announces first FAA certified Internal Fire Attack System for the Black Hawk helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Portland, Oregon – Oct 30, 2019 - Simplex, a company of DART Aerospace, has received FAA approval for the Approved Models List (AML) extension of their STC SR02657SE. This certification applies to the UH-60/S-70 Black Hawks’ Simplex Model 370i Internal Fire Attack System (FAS). This AML extension adds 11 eligible UH-60/S-70 Type Certificates (TCs) to the existing STC, bringing the total to 12 UH-60/S-70 TCs that are now approved for operation with the Simplex Model 370i FAS.

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Nov
01
2019

Soloy Aviation Solutions purchased by Fifty-Ten-Yankee, LLC (5010Y)

Posted by jhadmin

Olympia, Washington – November 1, 2019 Dave Stauffer, Managing Member of Olympia Washington based Fifty-Ten-Yankee, LLC, announced that they have come to an agreement with Soloy, LLC to acquire all assets of Soloy Aviation Solutions including the fixed wing, engine and helicopter STC’s currently produced by Soloy, LLC.

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Oct
31
2019

Air Center Helicopters, Inc signs HCare Smart contract for Airbus H225 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, Texas - Air Center Helicopters, Inc (ACHI) has signed a set of HCare Smart parts-by-the-hour contracts for 10 of its Airbus H225 helicopters. These aircraft are currently in operation with the U.S. Armed Forces for passenger transport, Special Operations Forces training, vertical replenishment and casualty evacuation missions.

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Tags: Air Center Helicopters Airbus H225 HCare Smart
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Oct
31
2019

UAS Operations Restricted At More Federal Facilities

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) airspace restrictions over additional national security sensitive locations, effective November 7.

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Nov
01
2019

International Wildfire Conference in Brazil demonstrates SEI Industries’ new SLING DRAGON and BAMBI MAX

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Delta, BC, Canada – SEI Industries’ new SLING DRAGON AND BAMBI MAX put on an impressive display at the International Wildfire Conference being held in Campo Grande, Brazil.

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Nov
01
2019

US ARMY CHOOSES RYAN AEROSPACE (AUSTRALIA) TO SUPPLY 31 HELICOPTER SIMULATORS AT THE UNITED STATES ARMY AVIATION CENTER OF EXCELLENCE AT FORT RUCKER, ALABAMA

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Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has been awarded a contract to supply more than 30 HELIMOD Mark III helicopter simulators for the US Army at Fort Rucker, Alabama – the world’s largest helicopter training facility.

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Nov
01
2019

Lockheed Martin To Provide Enhanced Electronic Warfare Capabilities To U.S. Army And Coalition Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

OWEGO, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2019 – Under terms of a recent contract, Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide the U.S. Army and foreign military customers additional electronic warfare systems that enable faster detection and identification of threats. The Modernized Radar Frequency Interferometer system identifies intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) emitters and allows the pilot to detect and engage a threat long before the aircraft becomes vulnerable, increasing aircraft survivability and lethality.

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Nov
04
2019

Airbus Helicopters to highlight H130 and H145 helicopters at AMTC

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Grand Prairie, Texas, – Airbus Helicopters Inc. will showcase its leading emergency medical rotorcraft at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) Nov. 4-6 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Nov
04
2019

Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety, including loss of control (PDF) (LOC), powerplant failure, and controlled flight into terrain(CFIT).

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Nov
04
2019

LA County Fire Department selects Becker Mission ADS-B Transponder for Retrofitting Helicopter Fleet

Posted by jhadmin

LA County Fire Department Air Operations selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 series for retrofitting their existing fleet of helicopters. LACOFD operates a fleet of Bell B412 and Sikorsky S-70 helicopters. With the FAA ADS-B mandated deadline of January 1, 2020 quickly approaching, LACOFD selected the mission capable BXT transponder to become ADS-B compliant. The quick installation took approximately 30 hours to complete and was accomplished by LACOFD’s capable maintenance department.

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Nov
04
2019

Jason Glynn Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Pilot of the Year Award

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 04, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Jason Glynn , a pilot for Era Helicopters in Houma, Louisiana, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or extraordinary professionalism over a period of time. Nominees must be active helicopter pilots. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Dwayne Williams Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Dwayne Williams, a retired chief pilot for both Bell and MD Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. The award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of excellence. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Tags: Bell Dwayne Williams HAI MD Helicopters
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Nov
05
2019

UK Ministry of Defence Selects L3Harris Technologies to Provide WESCAM EO/IR Sensors for Upgrade Program

Posted by jhadmin

MELBOURNE, Fla., Nov. 5, 2019 — L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) has been selected to provide 40 WESCAM MX-15 electro-optical, infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems by the UK Ministry of Defence – reinforcing the MX-15’s proven mission capability and superior reliability.

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Nov
05
2019

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in United States in Service

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, 5 November 2019 - Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) that the first AW169 EMS helicopter fleet in the United States is now in service. Travis County’s three AW169 EMS helicopters assist rescue efforts in south central Texas, an area with over 1.2 million people that includes Austin.

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Nov
05
2019

Corey Brekke Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award for Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Corey Brekke, maintenance manager in Afghanistan for Columbia Helicopters, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. The award, sponsored by Rolls-Royce, recognizes an individual for long-standing excellence in the performance of helicopter maintenance, maintenance instruction or supervision, or a single significant and distinct contribution to helicopter maintenance. The award will be presented Jan. 29 at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 in Anaheim, California.

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Nov
05
2019

Metro Aviation welcomes Duke Life Flight to the Metro Family

Posted by jhadmin

05 NOV 2019 - Shreveport, La. – Duke Life Flight officially joined the Metro Family of operations customers. The hospital-based, traditional air medical program, part of Duke Health, will also be receiving two new EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability.

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Tags: Duke Health Duke Life Flight EC145e Metro metro aviation
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Nov
05
2019

United Rotorcraft selects Becker mission ADS-B transponder and digital audio ICS for Firehawk®

Posted by jhadmin

November 5, 2019 - Miramar, FL - United Rotorcraft a division of Air Methods, selected Becker Avionics’ ADS-B transponder, the BXT6500 and digital audio ICS, the DVCS6100 for a Sikorsky S-70i™ Firehawk® completion currently underway for a public safety operator.

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Tags: Becker BTX6500 S70i Sikorsky
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