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Nov
13
2019

FAA and NASA Drone Industry Workshop

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WASHINGTON—The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and NASA will hold the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) Pilot Program (UPP) Phase 2 Industry Workshop in December. Building on UPP Phase 1, UPP Phase 2 will showcase additional technologies, including Remote Identification (ID) and operations with increasing volumes and density. The UPP’s success is dependent upon the ability to work with industry, various FAA Test Sites and IPP participants.

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Nov
13
2019

VSR700 prototype performs first flight

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Marignane – The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system has performed its first flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France. The VSR700 performed several take-offs and landings on Friday 8th of November with the longest flight lasting around 10 minutes.

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Nov
13
2019

Leonardo invests in the world’s first solar-powered drone capable of perpetual flight with heavy payloads

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Leonardo is accelerating the progress of technology and innovation in autonomous flight by investing in Skydweller Aero Inc., a US/Spanish start-up specialising in large-scale solar-powered unmanned air systems. The initiative will result in the development and deployment of the Skydweller drone, the world’s first fully electric unmanned aircraft capable of carrying large payloads with unlimited range and ultra-persistent endurance.

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Nov
13
2019

Erickson Wins U.S. Transportation Command Defense Contract

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was awarded a seat on the U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) $5.7 Billion contract to perform airlift services for the United States Armed Forces.

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Nov
12
2019

Precision Aviation Group is Recognized by Airbus Helicopters Inc. with Top Supplier Award

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Atlanta, GA – November 12, 2019 – Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry has received an award from Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) for achieving 100% On-Target Quality Performance, recognizing the company’s performance in support of Airbus Helicopters’ AS350, UH-72A, EC-135 and EC-145 platforms.

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Nov
11
2019

BELL JOINS ARMY PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS PROGRAM

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 11, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, signed an agreement today with the Army Partnership for Youth Success Program (PaYS) during a Veterans Day ceremony at the Bell Forth Worth headquarters.

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Nov
08
2019

Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

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Safran Helicopter Engines makes management appointments

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Nov
08
2019

Gary Wiltrout Receives Helicopter Association International’s Lifetime Achievement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 08, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Boise, Idaho, resident Gary Wiltrout is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Lifetime Achievement Award. This award, presented by Bell, salutes excellence in management and leadership and is given to an individual for long and significant service to the international helicopter community. It 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
08
2019

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES TRAKKABEAM A800 SEARCHLIGHT FOR AUSTRIAN BMI H12

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Moorabbin, Australia –– Austria’s Ministry of the Interior (BMI) has formally introduced into service two Airbus H125 helicopters extensively equipped for law enforcement and rescue missions with the TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight.

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Nov
08
2019

Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations Firehawk Unit Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 08 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations LACOFD Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or persons who best demonstrate the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in need. 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
08
2019

Safran Ardiden 1U helicopter engine obtains EASA certification

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8 November 2019, Bordes - Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA type certification for its Ardiden 1U engine, installed in India’s LUH (Light Utility Helicopter). LUH is a new three-ton, single-engine, multi-purpose rotorcraft designed by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) which made its maiden flight in September 2016. Since its first ground test in 2015, the Ardiden 1U maturation and certification campaign has accumulated around 1000 of hours of operation, in test beds or in flight, confirming the high reliability and performances inherited from the previous variant.

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Nov
08
2019

ATHENA Successfully Defends Drone Threat

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FORT SILL, Okla., -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated their laser weapon system for the U.S. Air Force at a government test range at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, where the system successfully engaged and shot down multiple fixed wing and rotary drones.

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Nov
08
2019

KAMAN TO DELIVER K-MAX TO HELICOPTER EXPRESS IN 2019

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Nov. 7, 2019-- Kaman Aerospace, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it will deliver a new K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter to Helicopter Express of Chamblee, Georgia. Helicopter Express currently operates 24 aircraft providing dedicated services in heavy lifting, utility construction, firefighting and disaster relief. Helicopter Express placed their order in May and will take delivery of their new K-MAX® in December of 2019.

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Nov
08
2019

New Protocols for Diabetics Seeking Air Transport and Commercial Pilots Medical Certification

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published in the Federal Register a notice on a Diabetes Protocol for Applicants Seeking to Exercise Air Transport, Commercial, or Private Pilot Privileges. The innovative new protocol makes it possible for airline transport or commercial pilots with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus (ITDM) to potentially receive a special-issuance medical certification.

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Nov
07
2019

HeliOps Magazine Editor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award

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Alexandria, Virginia – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Mark Ogden, editor of HeliOps magazine, is the 2020 winner of the association’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award recognizes the individual or organization achieving the most creative and distinct dissemination of information about the helicopter industry. 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
07
2019

Australia’s New South Wales Ambulance Service Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 07, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) Ambulance Service is the 2020 recipient of the Salute to Excellence Golden Hour Award. This award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group, or organization that, through a particular activity or contributions over time, has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air medical transport. 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
06
2019

Krisna Dewi Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 06, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Krisna Dewi, commercial manager of PT. Sayap Garuda Indah (Heli SGI and Air Bali) in Bali, Indonesia, is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. It 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
06
2019

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

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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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Nov
06
2019

Intermountain Healthcare adds another AW109 GrandNew for EMS operations in U.S.

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Atlanta, 6 November 2019 – Leonardo announced at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC, 4-6 November) that Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, the largest health system in the Intermountain West, and one of the premier health systems in U.S., will add a sixth AW109 GrandNew light twin helicopter to its Intermountain Life Flight air ambulance / EMS program. Intermountain Life Flight currently operates five AW109 GrandNews and one AW109K2 light twin. Intermountain Life Flight is the only IFR EMS operator in Utah with its own low level IFR infrastructure and proprietary heliport approach procedures.

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Nov
06
2019

Bryn Elliott Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (Nov. 05, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Bryn Elliott is the 2020 recipient of the association’s Salute to Excellence Law Enforcement Award. The award, sponsored by MD Helicopters, recognizes an individual or organization that has contributed to the promotion and advancement of helicopters in support of law enforcement activities. Nominees were not limited to pilots or law enforcement personnel. 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

Bell Announces Life Flight Network Signs Purchase Agreement for Eight Bell Helicopters

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Fort Worth, TX (Nov. 5, 2019) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Life Flight Network has signed a purchase agreement for four Bell 429s and four Bell 407GXis to add to its existing Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) aircraft fleet.

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Nov
05
2019

LZControl Teams with FAA to Develop Enhanced Airport Database

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Williamsburg, Va. – LZControl, has signed a research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct testing for the purposes of improving the U.S. airport master record (5010) database. FAA and industry safety groups, including the United States Helicopter Safety Team (USHST), have identified a need to improve and enhance low-altitude infrastructure. Accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive information on heliports, airports, and predesignated medical emergency scene sites has been identified as a critical component to the success of these efforts.

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Nov
05
2019

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

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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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Nov
05
2019

Metro Aviation welcomes Duke Life Flight to the Metro Family

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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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Nov
05
2019

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

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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

First AW169 EMS Helicopter Fleet in United States in Service

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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

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

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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

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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Nov
05
2019

Volans-i Becomes the First Drone Delivery Company to Earn an ARGUS Gold Rating

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Greenwood Village, CO – November 5, 2019 - Today, ARGUS International, Inc. proudly announced its awarding of the ARGUS Gold Unmanned Operator rating to Volans-i, making the organization the first unmanned delivery operation to earn the prestigious aviation rating. The California-headquartered autonomous drone delivery solution serves the commercial, defense, and humanitarian sectors both within the United States and abroad.

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Nov
04
2019

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

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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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