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Jun
07
2018

NTSB Report Released: Wikieup, AZ

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On May 29, 2018, at 1050 mountain standard time, an MD Helicopters 369FF, N975BW, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Wikieup, Arizona. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Rogers Helicopter under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133 external load flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed.

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Jun
07
2018

NTSB Report Released: Olympia, WA

Posted by jhadmin

On May 25, 2018, about 0947 Pacific daylight time, a Bell UH-1H, helicopter, N111DR, collided with terrain shortly after takeoff near Olympia, Washington. The pilot sustained minor injuries, and sole passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter, which was registered to and operated by Northwest Helicopters Inc. as a maintenance test flight, and under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91, was substantially damaged. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed. The local flight departed Olympia Heliport (0WN4), Olympia, Washington, about 0946.

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Jun
07
2018

SIKORSKY CONTINUES CUSTOMER SUPPORT FOCUS WITH NEW PARTS SUPPLY SITE AND S-92 BLADE REPAIR CAPABILITY

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RIO DE JANEIRO, June 7, 2018 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today announced the relocation and expansion of its Brazil-based forward stocking location (FSL) at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local operator CEOs and Sikorsky officials. The strategic decision positions Sikorsky products closer to operators and further bolsters the company’s dedication to maximizing customers’ fleet availability.

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Jun
07
2018

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and USCG Facilities

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At the request of federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has been using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR)§ 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) specific flight restrictions.

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Jun
07
2018

Boeing HorizonX Ventures Invests in Unmanned Aircraft Systems Software Startup Kittyhawk

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CHICAGO, June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced its investment in Kittyhawk, a San Francisco, Calif.-based company offering a unified approach to the safe operation of commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Kittyhawk's technology will support development of a UAS Traffic Management System (UTM) that enables piloted and autonomous air vehicles to safely coexist.

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Jun
07
2018

Airbus is showcasing an array of innovative products for modern defence and security solutions at Eurosatory

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Paris, Airbus Helicopters and Airbus Defence and Space will be showcasing an array of innovative defence and security solutions destined for the global market at their booth C158 in Hall 5A at Eurosatory this year.

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Jun
07
2018

BELL DELIVERS FIRST THREE BELL 505 HELICOPTERS TO CHINA

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Mirabel, Canada (7 June 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive authorized reseller in China for the 505. This first delivery follows the recent certification of the Bell 505 by the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

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Jun
07
2018

Kawak receives STC’s for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

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Bend, Oregon – Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and can release a full load of water in 3 seconds. The key to the success of this new system is the fully independent 50hp hydraulic system, all new refill pump, and unique water tank door design.

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Jun
05
2018

FLIR Launches Next-Generation Black Hornet 3 Nano-UAV

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 5, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced the Black Hornet® 3 nano-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for use by global militaries, government agencies, and first responders. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System (PRS) is already the world’s smallest combat-proven nano-Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), and FLIR’s next generation Black Hornet 3 nano-UAV adds the ability to navigate in GPS-denied environments, enabling the warfighter to maintain situational awareness, threat detection, and surveillance no matter where the mission takes them.

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Jun
05
2018

New Leadership For Enstrom Helicopter Corp

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Menominee, MI, June, 2018 – Mr. Tracy Biegler, CEO & President of Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is announcing that he is stepping down from his position at Enstrom in order to pursue other opportunities. Biegler leaves the company on a high note, with large sales contracts in Pakistan and the Czech Republic. “I feel confident the company is an excellent position, and I look forward to watching it grow,” commented Biegler. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Biegler started his career at Boeing where he worked as a flight test engineer and on the B2 stealth bomber program. He joined Enstrom in 2003 as an engineer and quickly rose to Director of Sales where he led some of Enstrom’s biggest programs to date in Thailand, Japan, and Peru. After serving as the company Vice President, Biegler was elected to CEO & President in 2014. His tenure comprised of some of the most profitable years in Enstrom history, and he was instrumental in returning Enstrom to the status of a mainstream helicopter manufacturer. “Everyone at Enstrom greatly appreciates everything Tracy has done for the company,” said Mr. Gong, Chairman of the Enstrom Board of Directors. “Tracy’s dedication to the company is unquestioned, and his leadership will be missed. We wish him well on his next endeavors.”

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Jun
05
2018

S-TEC 3100 Granted STC Approval for Cessna 177

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Mineral Wells, TX (June 05, 2018) –– Genesys Aerosystems, leading manufacturer of autopilots and stability augmentation systems for fixed and rotary wing aircraft, announces today that it has earned FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of the S-TEC 3100 on the Cessna 177, and will begin shipping this month.

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Jun
05
2018

Dallas Avionics to Pre-Sale Certified uAvionix skyBeacon

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DALLAS, TEXAS - Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced today that the company is now taking pre-orders on the soon-to-be-certified uAvionix skyBeacon.. The skyBeacon is the first in the series of uAvionix’s revolutionary ADS-B solutions for the certified aircraft market. The skyBeacon offers wing-tip mounted ADS-B OUT with WAAS GPS and LED position and anti-collision strobe lights that meets the requirements of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) ADS-B 2020 mandate when paired with an existing Mode C transponder.

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Jun
05
2018

Aircraft Propeller Service (APS) Awarded MRO Contract by Helibras/Helicopters of Brazil, Inc., an Airbus Helicopter Subsidiary

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Lake Zurich, IL - Aircraft Propeller Service, LLC (APS, www.aircraftpropeller.com, Lake Zurich, IL), one of the world’s leading commercial propeller Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) organizations, has been awarded a three-year contract to service servo actuators on the Helibras turbine helicopters by Helibras (Helicopters of Brazil, Inc., Sao Jose dos Campos, Sao Paulo, Brazil), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus. Located in Itajubá, Helibras is the only helicopter manufacturer based in Brazil and manages the production, sales and aftermarket for Airbus Helicopters with a share of almost 50% of the Brazilian fleet of turbine helicopters. The company has sold over 750 helicopters to the Brazilian domestic market since its inception in 1978 at the rate of approximately 36 aircraft per year for the civil, government and military sectors. APS will be using its Atibaia, Brazil facility to perform activities under the contract.

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Jun
05
2018

ACR Electronics Strengthens Position in Aviation Industry with Acquisition of Flight Data Systems

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ACR Electronics, Inc. has confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd has acquired Flight Data Systems Pty. Ltd. ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has acquired Flight Data Systems Pty. Ltd., a provider of flight data recorders, ground support equipment, and electronics manufacturing for the global aviation industry. Flight Data Systems will report into ACR Electronics, Inc., a Drew Marine operating unit.

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Jun
04
2018

NTSB Report Released: Yuma, AZ

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On May 11, 2018, about 2030 mountain standard time, a Bell OH-58C helicopter, N82857, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Yuma, Arizona. The commercial pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Tri-Rotor AG Services under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight originated from a private airstrip in Somerton, Arizona at 1945.

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Jun
04
2018

EUROSATORY 2018: Steadicopter to Unveil the Final Configuration of its Black Eagle 50 Compact RUAV

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4 June 2018. Steadicopter Ltd. - a leading provider of advanced Unmanned Robotics Helicopters for Defense, HLS and civilian applications - will unveil final configuration of its Black Eagle 50 Rotary Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (RUAV) system at EUROSATORY 2018.

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Jun
04
2018

Leonardo Helicopters Showing AW119 at Patuxent River Expo

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Arlington, Virginia - Leonardo Helicopters, the only helicopter sponsor at the Patuxent River Air Expo, will be displaying its advanced AW119 Ke helicopter at the air show June 2nd and 3rd at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, Maryland. Leonardo Helicopters is pursuing the U.S. Navy’s advanced helicopter training replacement program with its TH-119.

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Jun
01
2018

Historic Sycamore Helicopter Flies Home

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The world’s last flying ‘Bristol 171 Sycamore’ helicopter will return home to Weston-super-Mare this month when it flies to the Helicopter Museum; 60 years after it was built. The historic aircraft land at the museum on Monday 11 June and be based in its Duke of Edinburgh Hangar until Sunday 24 June. It will be the UK’s first Sycamore flight in 46 years.

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May
31
2018

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC For H215

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May 30, 2018 - Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, now offers their existing market-leading Super Puma and H225 Vertical Reference Door supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Airbus H215 variant. This modification is well-suited for the H215 (a variant in the Super Puma/Cougar family) utilized for aerial and utility work. This feature enhances both safety and capability for pilots handling sling loads, when visibility beneath and behind the aircraft is essential.

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May
31
2018

FOURTH BELL 525 FLIGHT TEST VEHICLE TAKES FLIGHT

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“This is another significant milestone for the Bell 525 program and a testAment to the HARD work bEing completed at our flight research center,” said byron ward, vice president, bell 525 program. “we are focused on certification and delivering the most technologically advanced helicopter to market.”

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May
31
2018

NASA's Mars Helicopter receives first mission

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NASA's Mars Helicopter receives first mission  WESH OrlandoFull coverage

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May
31
2018

Hansen Helicopters executives arrested on conspiracy charges

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Hansen Helicopters executives arrested on conspiracy charges  Pacific Daily NewsFull coverage

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May
31
2018

Indigenous data recorders for IAF's attack helicopters

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Indigenous data recorders for IAF's attack helicopters  The TribuneFull coverage

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May
31
2018

Aerial photos show Kilauea's slow-motion sculpting of Hawaii

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Aerial photos show Kilauea's slow-motion sculpting of Hawaii  QuartzVIDEO: 1 pm Eruption Update – Helicopter View Over Lava Flows  Big Island Video NewsUS MILITARY in DESPERATE attempt to save

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May
31
2018

This is why the police helicopter has been flying over Plymouth

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This is why the police helicopter has been flying over Plymouth  Plymouth HeraldFull coverage

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May
31
2018

Oldest police helicopter flies again after 15 years

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Oldest police helicopter flies again after 15 years  The ObserverFull coverage

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May
31
2018

2-Year-Old Flown be Medical Helicopter After Drowning Call

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2-Year-Old Flown be Medical Helicopter After Drowning Call  Sand Hills ExpressFull coverage

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May
31
2018

Dramatic helicopter rescue of fallen hiker with broken leg

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Dramatic helicopter rescue of fallen hiker with broken leg  The Daily HeraldFull coverage

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May
31
2018

The Royal Marines Receive Their First New Helicopter for HMS Queen Elizabeth Operations

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The Royal Marines Receive Their First New Helicopter for HMS Queen Elizabeth Operations  Second Line of DefenseFull coverage

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May
31
2018

Aero Med helicopter launched, 2 trapped in crashed vehicle

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Aero Med helicopter launched, 2 trapped in crashed vehicle  MLive.comFull coverage

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