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Jan
22
2020

YES Communications acquires warehouse with adjoining offices

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As part of its ongoing support improvement, YES Communications will now offer comprehensive warehouse storage for client exhibits and trade show equipment. The company offices are also located at their warehouse facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. YES specializes in complete trade show exhibit and support before, during and after an event. Additionally, YES Communications can provide customized plans for show services, shipping, exhibit installation, dismantle, and storage as well as design, construction and management of trade show exhibits, graphics, and related items.

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Jan
22
2020

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

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Mineral Wells, TX (January 22, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of EFIS and autopilot solutions, announced today a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR).

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Jan
23
2020

Dallas Avionics to Distribute Aero Dynamix Products

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(DALLAS, TEXAS) – Dallas Avionics, Inc., announced today that the company would distribute Aero Dynamix products.

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Jan
23
2020

United Kingdom MFTS orders four more H145s

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Oxford, 22 January, 2020 – Airbus Helicopters in the UK is to provide four additional H145 helicopters as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS).

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Jan
23
2020

HAI Board Chair and New President to Address Media at HAI HELI-EXPO

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) Board Chair Jan Becker, and new President and CEO James Viola, are holding a press conference on Monday, January 27 at 1:00 PM (local) at the Anaheim Convention Center. The press conference will take place in the HAI News Conference Room (213A), and all media are invited to attend.

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Tags: HAI James Viola Jan Becker
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Jan
23
2020

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

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Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations.

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Jan
23
2020

Helicopter Foundation International Changes Name

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit organization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation.

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Jan
23
2020

Metro Aviation offers insider access to its completion center

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23 January 2020 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation today released a rare inside look at its completion process. With nearly 40 years of completion experience, customers have continuously praised the quality of work and unmatched customer service.

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Jan
28
2020

Blueberry Aviation celebrates its 400th Helicopter Transaction at Heli-Expo 2020 Anaheim

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Anaheim, January 2020 - Blueberry Aviation is proud to announce it has reached the benchmark of 400 helicopter transactions for a moved asset value totalling 1 billion USD and 150 commercial aircraft transactions for a total asset value of 3.3 billion USD since 2003.

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Jan
23
2020

AEM Loudspeaker System Selected for Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk

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Kelowna, BC, - Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), a subsidiary of Structural Monitoring Systems Plc. was selected to supply the loudspeaker systems for seven new Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk helicopters, three of which were delivered to California in December. United Rotorcraft and Sikorsky selected AEM’s LS1320 loudspeaker system to provide air-to-ground communication for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, with more Firehawk systems on order.

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Jan
24
2020

Bristow and Era to Merge, Forming a Larger, More Diverse and Financially Stronger Global Industry Leader

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HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) and Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced today that they entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in an all-stock transaction, creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification.

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Jan
24
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo Anaheim (Booth 2436)

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th - 30th, 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

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Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that allow crews to operate inside and outside of the aircraft with full duplex crew communication via wireless intercom. Twelve airframes will be eventually delivered to Cal Fire, all equipped with the Axnes wireless intercom and designed to improve crew safety, situational awareness, enhanced communication, and efficiencies.

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Jan
24
2020

Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

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Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades.

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Jan
24
2020

Twirly Birds Announce the 2020 Les Morris Award Recipient

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International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Lifetime Twirly Bird member and past president, Mr. Steve Sullivan. As an industry veteran, past Chairman and board member of HAI, Sullivan began his flying career almost 60 years ago as an ROTC flight training student followed by U.S. Army Rotary Wing flight training and deployment to Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Sullivan remained in the U.S. Army Reserves in various Command and Staff assignments until the early 1980’s.

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Jan
24
2020

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

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North Texas-based YES Communications owners Kelley Parlier and Jim Kettles have announced the formation of a new company to provide trade show exhibit rental equipment for their growing client base. The new company, YES Rentals, will offer flooring, tables, chairs, counters, banner stands, and other specialized equipment up to and including complete exhibits for trade show exhibit rental clients. Additionally, YES Communications has added warehousing and co-located offices in the Dallas area to further support their customers with storage as well as freight services with improved support and management.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ADDS NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO ROADRUNNER® EFI

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 - Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN).

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS’ READIES ITS AIRBORNE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR VARIOUS AIRBUS HELICOPTER PLATFORMS

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145.

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Jan
24
2020

Airwolf is extending the benefits of True Blue Power® Lithium-ion Batteries to over 18 turbine helicopter models

Posted by jhadmin

Middlefield, Ohio. -- Airwolf Aerospace is expanding its cost saving product line with new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) that will allow the installation of True Blue Power’s, ultra-lightweight fast charging, low maintenance, field proven, TSO approved lithium-ion main ship batteries on all variants of: Airbus H-125 (AStar), H-130, H-135, H-145, Bell, 206, 206L/L3/L4, 407, Enstrom 480, MD369, MD500 and MD600, helicopters. European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and National Civil Agency of Brazil (ANAC) STC’s will follow the FAA certification. The STC project for the helicopters listed above is in the final stages. Certification should be received and the battery STC Kits will be available at the end of Q1 2020. Helicopter models such as Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1, and Leonardo AW119 and AW139 will follow later in 2020.

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Jan
28
2020

Rotortrade Selects Heli-One To Perform Two H225 Return-to-Service

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January 28, 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will perform two Return-to-Service programs for two H225s for Rotortrade, a leading international helicopter distributor. The work will take place at Heli-One Poland in Rzeszow, Poland.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Develops New H225 Modifications

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January 29, 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

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January 29 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant.

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Jan
27
2020

Life Flight Network Announces Closure of Rexburg, Idaho Base

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Aurora, Ore., — Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air and ground medical transport program serving the western United States, is closing its Rexburg, Idaho rotor-wing base due to declining reimbursement rates. The base closed January 24, 2020. Life Flight Network will continue to serve eastern Idaho from its other bases in Idaho and Montana. All employees at the Rexburg base have been offered other positions within the company.

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Jan
27
2020

HAI Statement on Calabasas Crash

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“Helicopter Association International expresses our deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and coworkers of those lost in today’s crash. HAI’s official policy is to refrain from commenting on any accident until authorities complete their investigation.”

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Jan
27
2020

Leon County Sheriff's Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

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January 27, 2020 -- Miramar, FL - Digital audio innovator, Becker Avionics, is proud to announce that Leon County Sheriff’s Office recently selected Becker Avionics’ AMU 6500 for installation on their new Bell 505 helicopter. Leon County Sheriff’s Office performs law enforcement, search and rescue and other critical functions in the panhandle of Florida including the state capital of Tallahassee.

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Jan
27
2020

NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

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Ostend – 27th January 2020 - NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services and Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services are pleased to announce that they have entered into a teaming agreement. The agreement is designed to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria and the West-African offshore industry. United as a new helicopter service provider, they are determined to give strong impetus to safety and operational compliance.

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Tags: B2B helicopter service NHV Group
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Jan
27
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500 Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors announces it now offers HEC systems for the Bell 206L and MD500 helicopter models. Boost Systems is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 – BOOTH #2436.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS PROVIDES BADGER PRO+ INTEGRATED FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR BELL 412EPX AND BELL 429 NEW PRODUCTION ROTORCRAFT

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system to Bell, a Textron company, for Bell 412EPX and Bell 429 new production rotorcraft.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ROADRUNNER® ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT BRINGS EHANCED CAPABILITY TO SANTA BARBARA FIREHAWK®

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to Arista Aviation as cost-effective, easy-to-install replacements on a FIREHAWK helicopter to be operated by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD).

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Tags: AFI4700 RoadRunnder Astronautics
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Jan
27
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Danbury, TX

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On December 31, 2019, about 1415 central standard time, an Enstrom F28A helicopter, N57SJ, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during a forced landing following a partial loss of engine power. During the nose-over, the tailboom was separated and the main rotor system and fuselage were damaged. The student pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Salaika Aviation Airport (07TA), Danbury, Texas, at an unconfirmed time.

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