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Oct
16
2017

Helicopter Rotor Blades Ready for Market After Years-Long Effort Pays Off

Posted by jhadmin

SANFORD, FLORIDA – On Sept. 29, Advanced Composite Structures Florida (ACSF) received a long-fought-for Federal Aviation Administration exemption allowing the company to represent foreign military surplus composite main rotor blades as “suitable for installation” on restricted category UH-1 helicopters. The exemption allows ACSF to sell the rotor blades to restricted category operators and requires the company to issue an FAA form 8130-3 for each; it is the first time the agency has granted an exemption on foreign military surplus articles.

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Oct
16
2017

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success in the US emergency services market

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft.

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Oct
16
2017

Firefighting helicopters to be deployed by Prefectures and Agencies of Tokyo, Shizuoka, Fukushima and Yamaguchi

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 16 October 2017 – Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders.

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Oct
16
2017

Airbus Helicopters Displays H130 and EC145 at Air Medical Transport Conference

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX 16 October 2017 – Airbus Helicopters, the market segment leader in emergency medical services (EMS) rotorcraft, is showcasing the H130 and EC145, member of the H145 family, at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) this week in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Oct
16
2017

Outerlink IRIS System Receives EASA and Transport Canada STC Approval for S92 With REAL TIME HUMS

Posted by jhadmin

16 Oct 2017 – Fort Worth, TX – Outerlink Global Solutions is proud to announce EASA and Transport Canada STC approval of their fully integrated IRIS voice, video, flight data and broadband satcom system in the Sikorsky S92 helicopter. The IRIS solution includes the REAL TIME HUMS (RTHUMS) data streaming developed in collaboration with Sikorsky and PHI. Initially announced at the Heli Expo in Dallas earlier this year, the RTHUMS capability has finally become a reality due to the increased bandwidth and affordable cost of streaming data over satellite. At about one-tenth of the cost of sending data over existing satellite networks, the IRIS system provides a constant IP satellite connection with global coverage from Australia to Canada, Europe, the Far East and African regions.

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Oct
16
2017

Metro Aviation displays EC145e at Air Medical Transport Conference

Posted by jhadmin

16 OCT 2017 – Fort Worth, TX – Metro Aviation will display West Michigan Air Care’s EC145e at the Air Medical Transport Conference, October 16-18, in Fort Worth, Texas. Air Care joined the Metro family as an operations customer in 2016 and chose the EC145e as their aircraft of choice after flying it temporarily during the transition period with Metro.

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Oct
16
2017

LEONARDO TO HIGHLIGHT ITS LONG TERM PARTNERSHIP WITH KOREA AND PROMOTE ITS LATEST HELICOPTERS AND DEFENCE ELECTRONICS AT SEOUL ADEX 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo will once again attend the Seoul International Aerospace and Defence Exhibition (Seoul ADEX) - stand B82 in Hall B - from October 17-22. Leonardo is known in Korea as the provider of the world-class AW159 helicopter, currently in service with the Republic of Korea Navy, and has decades of heritage providing the latest helicopters and defence & security electronics, such as radar, into the country. Today, the Republic of Korea’s key civil and military forces conduct operations using a wide range of high technology Leonardo equipment.

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Oct
16
2017

Sikorsky Sponsors Second Annual Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac Foundation

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Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 16, 2017 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) is sponsoring its second annual Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship award to the MedEvac Foundation. The $5,000 scholarship was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Oct
16
2017

COLUMBUS POLICE DEPARTMENT HELICOPTER UNIT RECOGNIZED FOR 45 YEARS OF DEDICATED SERVICE; 76,000 FLIGHT HOURS IN MDHI-BRAND AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., October 14, 2017 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) congratulates the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department (CPD) Helicopter Unit on 45 years of exemplary service.

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Oct
16
2017

NTSB Report Released: Midland, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On October 1, 2017, at 1447 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B-2B helicopter, N2284U, was substantially damaged during landing in an open field near Midland, Michigan. The pilot sustained fatal injuries and the passenger sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was registered to Attitude Toys, Inc. and operated by the pilot as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed. The flight was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the same open field shortly before the accident.

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Oct
17
2017

Airbus Helicopters Inc. Proudly Supports the 2017 Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) Community Award Winners

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX 16 October 2017 – Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the AAMS Community Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the emergency medical services (EMS) transport community. Airbus Helicopters Inc. continues to be a proud supporter of the awards.

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Oct
17
2017

ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine

Posted by jhadmin

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL— October 17, 2017 — ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire SKYTRAC, a full-service, data-driven solutions provider for the global aviation industry. SKYTRAC will report into ACR Electronics, Inc.

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Oct
17
2017

Vector Aerospace emphasizing safety with its AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel System on display at AMTC 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX - Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be exhibiting for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas from October 16th – 18th, 2017, in Booth #635.

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Oct
17
2017

H.O.G.S. Accepted by FAA WINGS as an Online Course Provider

Posted by jhadmin

Kenney Keller just celebrated 5 years in business with Helicopter Online Ground School (H.O.G.S.). Keller is pleased to announce that H.O.G.S has been accepted by the FAA WINGS program as an online course provider.

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Oct
17
2017

Textron Aviation inks order for 11 aircraft to support air ambulance missions in Norway

Posted by jhadmin

WICHITA, Kan. – Textron Aviation, Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, has secured a fleet order from Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance for 11 aircraft, including the first medevac-configured Cessna Citation Latitude midsize jet and 10 Beechcraft King Air 250 turboprops. The aircraft will support Babcock’s contract with Air Ambulance Services of Norway to provide communities across Norway with vital air ambulance support.

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Oct
17
2017

DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is nearing certification of the Bell 505 Bearpaws and is now accepting pre-orders.

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Oct
17
2017

AAR to Showcase Easy Access to OEM Factory-New Parts at Seoul ADEX 2017

Posted by jhadmin

SEOUL, South Korea, October 16, 2017 – AAR, an independent provider of aviation services and aftermarket solutions to OEMs, government and defense customers worldwide, arrives for the first time at the Seoul International Aerospace and Defense Exhibition (Booth #A65 in the Americas Pavilion) with an expanding inventory of OEM factory-new military aircraft parts, including an exclusive distributorship of Simmonds Precision Products fuel management systems and precision actuation controls

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Oct
17
2017

NTSB Report Released: Clearwater, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On September 23, 2017, about 1715 eastern daylight time, a Piper PA-28R-201 airplane, N1881H, and a Robinson R22 helicopter, N44TB, were substantially damaged when they collided in mid-air over the runway at Clearwater Air Park (CLW), Clearwater, Florida. The private pilot aboard the airplane received minor injuries, and the flight instructor and a pilot-rated student aboard the helicopter were not injured. Both aircraft were owned and operated by Tampa Bay Aviation. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. Both flights were operated under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as personal flights, and no flight plans had been filed.

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Oct
17
2017

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

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Safran Helicopter Engines has made several new management appointments:

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Oct
17
2017

Waypoint Leasing Receives Structured Innovation Award for Establishing Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone, China

Posted by jhadmin

October 17, 2017 - Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China.

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Oct
18
2017

ALEA Releases Standards for Public Safety sUAS Programs

Posted by jhadmin

Frederick, MD, October 17, 2017 – The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) is pleased to announce the adoption and release of the Standards for Public Safety Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Programs. These standards were developed by the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) under contract to ALEA for use by the public safety aviation community. Public safety agencies considering sUAS operations are encouraged to use these standards as a guiding document, while public safety agencies already operating sUAS are encouraged to review these standards and perform an internal gap analysis to determine their compliance with industry best practices.

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Oct
18
2017

Branding Iron Hires Hannah Sneed as Marketing Coordinator

Posted by jhadmin

(JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. October 17, 2017) This week Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations, (Branding Iron) welcomed Hannah Sneed as the newest member to their staff. Sneed has assumed the role of Marketing Coordinator in which she will assist with trade show coordination, social media creative and analytics, and manage various other office responsibilities. Sneed comes on board with a diverse background in sales, trade show, and client management experience.

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Oct
18
2017

DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

Posted by jhadmin

Hawkesbury, Ontario – DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is nearing certification of the Bell 505 Bearpaws and is now accepting pre-orders.

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Oct
18
2017

FlightSafety International Promotes Scott Goodwin to Vice President, Simulation

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK (October 18, 2017) – FlightSafety International announces that Scott Goodwin has been promoted to Vice President, Simulation. “We are pleased to promote Scott to Vice President, Simulation,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President. “Scott has the experience, leadership abilities and business skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of simulation products. He will build upon our proven success and continue to provide our Teammates in Broken Arrow with the outstanding leadership and support they deserve.”

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Oct
18
2017

MD HELICOPTERS DELIVERS NEW MD 600N WITH ADVANCED, FAA-CERTIFIED ALL-GLASS COCKPIT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of a new MD 600N to its Subang, Malaysia-based sales agent, Sapura Aero. Configured with the company’s upgraded FAA type-certified all-glass cockpit, this MD 600N also features single-patient EMS interior from Air Ambulance Technology (AAT). “I am proud to deliver this exquisite aircraft to our partners at Sapura Aero, and am excited about the growth that this delivery will inspire in the region,” said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer for MD Helicopters. “We have an excellent relationship with the Sapura team built on a shared commitment to operational and organizational excellence. With this delivery complete, I am confident we will move forward with a focus on rapid expansion and excellence in customer experiences.”

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Oct
19
2017

BELL HELICOPTER LEADERS COMMENT ON THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

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Following Textron’s third quarter results, Bell Helicopter leaders comment on the current status of the business:

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Oct
19
2017

First Responders no longer kept silent in the wake of natural disasters!

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX – The OuterLink IRIS Push-To-Talk (PTT) VOIP Radio usage is growing exponentially in day-to-day operations and unaffected when natural disasters wipe out infrastructure. When Hurricane Harvey hit the Texas gulf coast, any communications not devastated by the storm were overloaded with usage by first responders and civilians trying to use their cell phones and 900MHz radio networks. First responders such as Acadian Ambulance had clear and uncluttered voice communications with their dispatch using the IRIS PTT VOIP Radio. When Acadian needed a temporary dispatch center set up on the heels of Harvey, IRIS allowed them to maintain a seamless communications link to their entire aircraft fleet amidst the chaos. "We had to set up a table, computer and video screen on a moment's notice,” recalled Metro Aviation Flight Data Integration Manager Tom Diviney. “Traditional cellular, VHF, and 900 MHz radio networks were either out of service or overcrowded with radio traffic. The IRIS satellite PTT radio gave us clear and consistent communications with our aircraft. It was truly effortless"

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Oct
19
2017

Vector Aerospace emphasizing safety with its AS350/EC130 Crash-Resistant Fuel System on display at AMTC 2017

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, TX - Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be exhibiting for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas from October 16th – 18th, 2017, in Booth #635.

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Oct
19
2017

Boeing HorizonX Invests in Unmanned Systems Technology Leader Near Earth Autonomy

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced its investment in Near Earth Autonomy, a Pittsburgh-based company focused on developing a portfolio of technologies that enable safe and reliable autonomous flight.

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Oct
23
2017

Third H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, – The third H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters this afternoon. PT3, with its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft’s level of maturity ahead of entry into service in 2019.

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