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Oct
21
2019

New Parts Buying Capability Available for Business Aviation Operators through Boeing, Flightdocs Partnership

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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 21, 2019 — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is building on its partnership with aviation software company Flightdocs to bring the full Aviall.com parts inventory to Flightdocs Enterprise customers with the click of a button.

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Oct
21
2019

Airbus H125 helicopters enter Austrian Ministry of Interior service

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Innsbruck - Austria’s Ministry of the Interior (BMI) has formally introduced into service two Airbus H125 helicopters extensively equipped for law enforcement and rescue missions.

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Oct
18
2019

Flight testing begins for the first H225Ms for Kuwait

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Marignane, The first H225Ms to be delivered to Kuwait later this year have started flight testing. Kuwait ordered 30 of the long-range multi-role H225Ms in August 2016. They will be operated by the Kuwait Air Force and the Kuwait National Guard.

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Oct
18
2019

ACJ and ACH highlight corporate jets and helicopters at NBAA

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Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) and Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) are jointly exhibiting an ACJ319 and ACH145 at the NBAA show[1], giving potential customers the chance to appreciate their benefits first-hand.

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Oct
18
2019

Expanding Helicopter Operations in Africa

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Africa is larger than China, the United States and Canada put together – it’s vast and there is a major need for additional helicopters. We are seeing major opportunities to expand helicopter operations in Africa and Bell is at the center of this vertical lift growth.

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Oct
17
2019

LCI LAUNCHES FIRST HELICOPTER CO-INVESTMENT VEHICLE

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17th October, 2019: LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has launched its first ever helicopter co-investment vehicle. The new helicopter ownership vehicle contains five aircraft all on long-term lease – three Leonardo AW139 and two Sikorsky S-92 units – and is valued at over US$100 million. It has been launched in partnership with Flexam Tangible Asset Income Fund (part of Flexam Invest Group), who have also contributed to the capitalisation. LCI will also act as servicer for the vehicle.

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Oct
17
2019

Leonardo strengthens customer service in the Republic of Korea with Support Distributorship Agreement with UI International

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Seoul, - Leonardo and UI International of Republic of Korea have signed today at the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) a Support Distributorship Agreement aimed at further expanding their collaboration in marketing, sales and service supply for the growing fleet of Leonardo commercial and public utility helicopters in the Country. With this agreement, UI International will set up an additional facility to increase the responsiveness and effectiveness of support operations covering all the relevant models flying in the Republic of Korea.

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Oct
16
2019

Honeywell’s T55 Engine Upgrade To Provide More Power, Better Fuel Efficiency For U.S. Army’s CH-47 Chinook

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WASHINGTON, - Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is finalizing a new and improved T55 engine to power the U.S. Army’s Chinook helicopters. The newest upgrade for the legendary T55 will offer over 20% more power at sea level, a nearly 10% power increase at high and hot altitudes, and use 9% less fuel than before. This new variant of the T55 will also greatly reduce ownership costs, improving the overall value of what is already one of the most battle-tested engines in the history of warfare.

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Oct
16
2019

Lockheed Martin's Modernized Turret Adds Performance, Operational Capabilities To The AH-64E Apache Helicopter

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a $40.6 million contract to produce Modernized Turrets (M-TUR) for the AH-64E Apache helicopter, an upgrade to the Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight and Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M-TADS/PNVS) system with enhanced operational and performance capabilities.

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Oct
16
2019

Frasca RTDs Receive CASA Approval in Australia

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September 16, 2019 Urbana, IL. - Frasca International, Inc. has received Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) approval on their RTD™ (Reconfigurable Training Device) as a category B synthetic trainer. Three FRASCA RTDs have been delivered to CAE for use at CAE Melbourne and CAE Tamworth training facilities in Australia. The three RTDs are reconfigurable between the Cessna 172 and Piper Seminole, all with G1000 NXi Avionics and feature a three-channel visual system.

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Oct
16
2019

Join the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) on October 17

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The FAA will hold a Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) meeting on October 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The DAC will continue our public conversation about how we can collaborate on important issues like remote i.d., technical challenges, security, recreational operations, and waivers. It’s a broad-based, long-term federal advisory committee that provides the FAA with advice on key drone integration issues by helping us identify challenges and prioritize improvements.

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Oct
16
2019

Bell 505 Attracts Attention as Training Platform

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With optional dual pilot controls, the Bell 505, which recently surpassed 20,000 flight hours globally, is an excellent aircraft for training pilots to fly today’s modern aircraft with integrated glass flight decks, FADEC controlled engines, and other advanced technologies. These modern technologies coupled with proven dynamic systems and a high inertia rotor system for excellent autorotation capabilities create the optimal platform for helicopter training.

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Oct
15
2019

Leonardo promotes its helicopters and defence electronics at Seoul ADEX 2019

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Leonardo is attending the Seoul International Aerospace & Defense Exhibition 2019 (ADEX) and will be demonstrating the successes of its existing products in the Republic of Korea (RoK) at stand B53. In addition, Leonardo will be promoting new solutions aiming to meet the Country’s demanding requirements for technology and industry cooperation.

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Oct
15
2019

Japanese Prefectures Place Orders For Two Bell 412EPI Helicopters

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Tokyo, Japan (October 15, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced that two Japanese prefectures have placed orders for two Bell 412EPI helicopters. The orders came from the Wakayama and Ishikawa Prefectures, through Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) and EuroTec Japan Corporation. Each Prefecture has ordered one Bell 412EPI, and the aircraft will be operated by their respective firefighting departments

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Oct
14
2019

Sikorsky Introduces RAIDER X™, A NextGen Light-Attack Reconnaissance Helicopter Based On Its Proven X2 Technology

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WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2019 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today introduced RAIDER X™, its concept for an agile, lethal and survivable compound coaxial helicopter, specifically designed for securing vertical lift dominance against evolving peer and near-peer threats on the future battlefield. Through the U.S. Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program, RAIDER X is the out-front platform in the Service's revolutionary approach for rapid development and delivery of game changing technology and warfighter capabilities, equipped for the most demanding and contested environments. RAIDER X enables the reach, protection and lethality required to remain victorious in future conflicts.

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Oct
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Sardis, GA

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On September 17, 2019, about 1230 eastern daylight time, a Robinson R44, N827JE, operated by Rowland Air Chem LLC, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Sardis, Georgia. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The aerial application flight was conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that departing a staging area in Sardis, Georgia, about 1220.

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Oct
11
2019

NTSB Preliminary Report: Bloomsburg, PA

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On September 28, 2019, about 1930 eastern daylight time, an Enstrom F-28F helicopter, N380SH, was substantially damaged when it impacted terrain and vehicles during an approach to a helipad at the Bloomsburg Fair in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries and the two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated by J&J Shop HeliAir LLC. under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 as a local sightseeing flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight that originated about 1920.

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Oct
11
2019

Porsche and Boeing to Partner on Premium Urban Air Mobility Market

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STUTTGART, Germany and CHICAGO, -- Porsche and Boeing [NYSE: BA] signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore the premium urban air mobility market and the extension of urban traffic into airspace. With this partnership, both companies will leverage their unique market strengths and insights to study the future of premium personal urban air mobility vehicles.

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Oct
11
2019

Tianjin Helicopter Expo: Celebrating 40 Years of Bell Helicopters Operating in China

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China, Tianjin - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, celebrated today 40 years of Bell helicopters operating in the Chinese market.

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Oct
11
2019

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

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China, Tianjin - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the appointment of China State Grid General Aviation Co., Ltd. as a new Bell 429 Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC), making it the fifth CAAC part 145 certified Bell-authorized MRO center in China.

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Oct
11
2019

MINT Turbines Names David Norton New General Manager

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MCLEAN, VIRGINIA, – MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma), one of four premier MRO facilities within the M International group, is pleased to announce Mr. David Norton has joined as their new General Manager effective immediately. Within his expanded role, David is responsible for all operations within their state-of-the-art facility providing MRO services for both Honeywell T53 and Pratt & Whitney (P&WC) PT6A and PT6T series of gas turbine engines plus related accessories and components and field service support.

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Oct
11
2019

LZControl supercharges its system with new upgrades

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LZControl allows pilots, UAS operators, certificate holders, first responders, as well as federal, state, and local emergency management providers access to unique site-specific information for hospital heliports as well as Predesignated Medical Emergency Scene Sites. All while providing current weather and hazard information for individual sites along with critical hard to find healthcare data populated by our cadre of professional members, and all conveniently at your fingertips.

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Oct
11
2019

Sikorsky Ceremony Showcases New Combat Rescue Helicopter

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West Palm beach, Fla., Oct. 11, 2019 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), showcased the next generation Combat Rescue Helicopter (CRH) during a ceremony at its Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida, this week.

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Oct
10
2019

Bell Appoints China State Grid GA as a Bell429 Authorized Maintenance Center

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China, Tianjin (October 10, 2019) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the appointment of China State Grid General Aviation Co., Ltd. as a new Bell 429 Authorized Maintenance Center (AMC), making it the fifth CAAC part 145 certified Bell-authorized MRO center in China.

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Oct
10
2019

Arrius engines mark 10 million flight hours

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10 October 2019, China Helicopter Exposition, Tianjin - In China, Safran is celebrating a major achievement for its Arrius engine range; 10 million flight hours flown since its introduction in 1996. With more than 3,800 units delivered to 430 customers in 60 countries, the Arrius family covers a power range of 450-750 shp and flies in both single and twin-engine light helicopters.

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Oct
07
2019

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Surpasses 500,000 Flight Hours

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FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 7, 2019) – The V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] has topped the 500,000 flight hour milestone. More than 375 Ospreys logged the hours, including the U.S. Air Force CV-22 and the U.S. Marine Corps MV-22.

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Oct
07
2019

SEI INDUSTRIES IS A FINALIST FOR THE 2019 BC EXPORT AWARDS

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Delta, BC, Canada – October 7, 2019 - SEI Industries Ltd. is announced as a finalist for Business in Vancouver’s 2019 BC Export Awards in the manufacturing category. SEI engineers and manufactures niche products for the helicopter industry through two major divisions: Aerial Firefighting and Remote Site.

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Oct
07
2019

Fly Safe: Addressing GA Safety

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the general aviation (GA) community’s national #FlySafe campaign helps educate GA pilots about safety issues, including loss of control (LOC), powerplant failure, and controlled flight into terrain (CFIT).

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Oct
07
2019

Boeing Funds New Lab Facility within Stanford University’s Aero/Astro Department

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PALO ALTO, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019—Boeing [NYSE: BA] is funding the creation of a state-of-the-art laboratory facility dedicated to the research and testing of autonomous aerial vehicles within Stanford University’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

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Oct
04
2019

Leonardo and Olmedo join forces for the development of the first medical aid of the future

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Montichiari, 4 October 2019 - Leonardo, one of the top ten companies in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security and one of the leading players in the helicopter field, and Olmedo, a leading European company for the transformation and preparation of vehicles for healthcare use, have announced the signing of a collaboration agreement aimed at the development of technologies and equipment for rotary-wing and motor vehicles globally that conduct rescue missions. The aim of the agreement is to improve the times and effectiveness of emergency medical interventions carried out in a joint mode through the use of helicopter and ambulances in a seamless environment.

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