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Jan
27
2020

NTSB Final Report: New York, NY

Posted by jhadmin

On March 11, 2018, about 1908 eastern daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters AS350 B2, N350LH, lost engine power during cruise flight, and the pilot performed an autorotative descent and ditching on the East River in New York, New York. The pilot sustained minor injuries, the five passengers drowned, and the helicopter was substantially damaged. The FlyNYON-branded flight was operated by Liberty Helicopters Inc. (Liberty), per a contractual agreement with NYONair; both companies considered the flight to be an aerial photography flight operated under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. (During this accident investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration determined that Liberty operated the flight as a nonstop commercial air tour under 14 CFR Part 91.) Visual flight rules weather conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the intended 30-minute local flight, which departed from Helo Kearny Heliport, Kearny, New Jersey, about 1850.

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Jan
27
2020

Universal Avionics Introduces Latest Developments in ‘Fly by Sight’ Flight Deck Concept at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, California - January 27, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is debuting its latest developments in the ‘Fly by Sight’ flight deck concept to the helicopter market during the HAI HELI-EXPO 2020. The company’s ‘Fly by Sight’ concept brings various flight deck technologies together in an integrated way for more intuitive head-up operation during critical phases of flight, and is designed to improve safety in low-visibility environments and mission operations. For Heli-Expo 2020, UA is announcing the integration of its new software-based Interactive FMS (i-FMS) navigation system into the ‘Fly by Sight’ concept.

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Jan
27
2020

Universal Avionics SkyVis™ Selected by Heli-One for New H215 Helicopters of the BPOL

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, California - January 27, 2020 – Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, was selected by Heli-One (Norway) AS to equip the new H215 helicopters of the Bundespolizei - German Federal Police (BPOL) with its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). Universal Avionics will partner with Heli-One to develop a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the SkyVis on H215 (AS332L1e ) helicopters.

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Tags: Elbit Systems Universal Avionics
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Jan
27
2020

Airwolf Aerospace Partners with True Blue Power, Announces Lithium-ion Main Ship Battery STCs for 18 Turbine Helicopter Models at Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 27, 2020) — True Blue Power today announced Airwolf Aerospace has selected the company’s ultra-lightweight, fast-charging main ship batteries for a series of new lithium-ion battery Supplemental Type Certification (STC) kits on 18 turbine helicopter models.

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Jan
27
2020

Hillsboro Aero Academy Partners with ADAC Luftrettung on Career Pathway Program

Posted by jhadmin

Hillsboro Aero Academy, is thrilled to announce our new collaboration with ADAC Luftrettung gGmbH (ADAC Air Rescue). Due to Germany’s increased need for emergency medical service pilots, ADAC Luftrettung and Hillsboro have formed a partnership to help address this critical need. Over the next 10 years, air rescue organizations in Germany predict a demand for at least 100-200 additional pilots. This partnership is designed to draw new people enthusiastic about EMS operations into the industry by providing solid training in the US and then a pilot job in Germany.

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Jan
27
2020

PAC gives new life to used helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

27 JANUARY 2020 – Anaheim – Calif. - PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, shared today how the emerging refurbishment market is growing its business. In 2019 alone, PAC received eight requests for full completion/refurbishment of used helicopters. Among them: EC135’s and BK117’s were the most common aircraft.

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Jan
27
2020

EC145e closer to IFR approval from Transport Canada

Posted by jhadmin

27 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation today announced it’s moving closer to receiving Transport Canada certification for the Airbus EC145e’s IFR package. With support from Metro Aviation, Genesys AeroSystems and S-TEC established an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the aircraft in February 2019 and Canadian approval is expected this year. The certification comes ahead of an anticipated EC145e delivery for Airmedic, a Canadian based EMS company.

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Jan
28
2020

EC145e owners react to the aircraft’s performance

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Air medical program managers from around the country currently operating an EC145e have announced their support for this one-of-a-kind aircraft. HELI-EXPO 2020 attendees can see the airframe up-close at Metro Aviation’s booth (#3624). The aircraft is available in both VFR and IFR configurations, allowing it to the meet the requirements of any mission.

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Tags: metro aviation
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Jan
28
2020

Guardian Mobility expands its product portfolio

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Anaheim, Calif. – Guardian Mobility announced today the official launch of its G4C dual-mode flight tracking system designed for fleet operators worldwide with missions moving in and out of remote or metropolitan areas.

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Jan
29
2020

Helicopter Flight Training Center hires Robert Stevenson as sales director

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, announced today the hire of Robert Stevenson, a 20- year industry veteran, as its training center sales director.

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Jan
29
2020

Metro Aviation celebrates delivery of first American-made EC145e

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation today announced the delivery of the first American-made EC145e, which was completed for Duke Life Flight of Duke Health based in Durham, North Carolina. This is the first of two EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability that Metro is completing for the program.

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Jan
30
2020

Metro Aviation welcomes visitors across the globe

Posted by jhadmin

30 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation announced today that its virtual tour has welcomed more than 400 visitors worldwide into its headquarters based in Shreveport, La. Launched in November, the interactive story map explores the company’s daily operations and cultural quirks.

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Jan
27
2020

FLIGHTSAFETY EXPANDS ITS HELICOPTER TRAINING PROGRAMS AND SERVICES WITH NEW LEVEL D QUALIFIED SIMULATORS FOR THE AIRBUS HELICOPTERS EC145 AND LEONARDO AW139

Posted by jhadmin

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (January 27, 2020) – FlightSafety International announces the expansion of its helicopter training programs and services with new Level D qualified simulators for the Airbus Helicopters EC145 and Leonardo AW139.

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Jan
27
2020

Luma Technologies offers Goggle Ready LED Solutions for UH-60 / S-70 Operators

Posted by jhadmin

Bellevue, WA January 22nd, 2020 – Luma Technologies known for their broad line of LED Caution Warning panels and displays announced the introduction of an LED upgrade suite for the UH-60 / S-70 platforms. The three-unit package includes the primary 82-station Caution Advisory Panel complemented by a pair of drop-in replacements for the six-station clusters of primary warning lights and master caution reset switch linked to the main panel. All are installed by STC in less than two hours which is slated for approval later this spring.

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Jan
27
2020

Applied Video Imaging Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

Posted by jhadmin

Charlottesville, VA, January 27, 2020 – Applied Video Imaging LLC, a leading innovator and original equipment manufacturer of rugged video system components, announced today the warranty period for all AVI products has been extended to three years from the previous two- year warranty. Users who have already purchased AVI products will also get the new three-year warranty applied to their product from the original date of purchase. Users who have purchased an additional one-year extended warranty will have the warranty automatically extended to four years or can optionally request credit to towards any new purchase.

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Jan
28
2020

World’s top aerial firefighting agencies equipping FIREHAWK® fleets with Collins Aerospace’s Goodrich rescue hoist

Posted by jhadmin

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that three of the world’s top aerial firefighting agencies are equipping their helicopters with the company’s newest rescue hoist, the Goodrich 44318. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) selected the hoist for their S-70i FIREHAWK helicopters, while the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) selected the hoist for an HH-60L BLACK HAWK® helicopter it is converting to aerial firefighting configuration.

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Jan
28
2020

NEMSPA launches new website

Posted by jhadmin

Collierville, Tennessee (January 28, 2020) – The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA, Booth 6416) announced the launch of their new website today at HELI-EXPO.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139 helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

Philadelphia, - Leonardo delivered on January 24 the 300th AW139 assembled at its Northeast Philadelphia facility. The aircraft is a Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf assigned to the United States Air Force. The site, which serves as Leonardo Helicopters’ North America headquarters, has been operational since 1980 and employs over 700. Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia also manufactures the AW119 helicopter, a variant of which was selected by the U.S. Navy on January 13, and the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, the AW609.

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Jan
28
2020

CAMTS Awards First Accreditation for Special Operations – Medical Retrieval

Posted by jhadmin

ANAHEIM- Jan. 28, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) awarded its first ever Special Operations Accreditation on Jan. 24, 2020 to Burleson, Texas-based Air Center Helicopters. CAMTS developed and approved accreditation standards in 2019 for services that provide Search and Rescue and Personnel Recovery operations often contracted by the government to assist military and paramilitary operations in remote parts of the world.

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Jan
28
2020

Aerometals to Showcase Sikorsky S70i EIBF during Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

January 28, 2020 - Sacramento, CA - Aerometals, an aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing specialty leader for over 35 years will be showcasing the latest application of their new generation Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) during the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. The company will display an S-70i Firehawk® operated by City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations Department with an installed Aerometals EIBF system.

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Jan
28
2020

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

January 28, 2020 -- Decatur, Texas - This IFR Helicopter was purchased NEW in 1977 by Dr. Forrest Bird. Dr. Bird was noted for his work with oxygen systems in the aviation and medical fields. He was an avid aviation supporter his entire life and maintained an aviation museum with dozens of aircraft on display until his death the age of 94.

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Jan
28
2020

Versatility and Flexibility: An update on AW609 Tiltrotor Training

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim - Developing and fielding state of the art, industry transforming aircraft such as the AW139, has become a matter of routine for Leonardo. This trend continues with the recently fielded AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter, and soon to enter market AW609 tiltrotor. Over the last year, concurrent with aircraft development activities, Leonardo launched an initiative to develop high quality, realistic training for the AW609 tiltrotor, including the production of the first AW609 full flight simulator.

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Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements Available for Full Commercial Aircraft Portfolio

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, CA (January 28, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo to acquire Kopter with the aim of extending its helicopter market leadership

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit for Leonardo’s state of the art product range offering opportunities for future technological developments. The Swiss company’s competencies will boost future developments towards more disruptive technologies, mission capabilities and performances, including innovative hybrid/electrical propulsion solutions. This acquisition will replace the planned investment aimed at the development of a new single engine helicopter. Within the Helicopter Division of Leonardo, Kopter will act as an autonomous legal entity and competence centre working in coordination with us.

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Jan
28
2020

HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 Press Announcement

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, California – Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters.

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Jan
28
2020

More power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020- Airbus Helicopters has announced a major performance increase on the H125 by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Arriel 2D H125 Safran Helicopter Engines
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Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters to deliver 16 new H125s to Customs and Border Protection

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Anaheim, January 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) will enhance its patrol and surveillance capabilities with the addition of 16 new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Jan
28
2020

German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in the world. The contract, booked in 2019, also renews DRF’s HCare smart contract, a full support parts-by-the-hour contract for DRF’s entire fleet for the next eight years.

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Jan
28
2020

ERICKSON ANNOUNCES THE S-64F+ AIR CRANE® HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced at Heli Expo, a new production line of the legacy Air Crane introducing the S-64F+ to the market.

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Jan
28
2020

Kopter presents the SH09 final design features at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, USA, January 28, 2020 - Kopter presented the final design features of its next generation single engine helicopter at a press briefing held on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020.

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