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Jan
27
2020

EC145e closer to IFR approval from Transport Canada

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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
27
2020

PAC gives new life to used helicopters

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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

Hillsboro Aero Academy Partners with ADAC Luftrettung on Career Pathway Program

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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

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

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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

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

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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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Jan
27
2020

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

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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

NTSB Final Report: New York, NY

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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

NTSB Preliminary Report: Danbury, TX

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On December 31, 2019, about 1415 central standard time, an Enstrom F28A helicopter, N57SJ, sustained substantial damage when it nosed over during a forced landing following a partial loss of engine power. During the nose-over, the tailboom was separated and the main rotor system and fuselage were damaged. The student pilot and flight instructor were not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by a private individual under the provisions of Title 14 Code of federal Regulations Part 91 as an instructional flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight, which was not operated on a flight plan. The local flight originated from the Salaika Aviation Airport (07TA), Danbury, Texas, at an unconfirmed time.

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Jan
27
2020

Sikorsky Statement On January 26, 2020, S-76 Accident In Calabasas, Calif.

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We extend our sincerest condolences to all those affected by the January 26th Sikorsky S-76B accident in Calabasas, California. We have been in contact with the NTSB and stand ready to provide assistance and support to the investigative authorities and our customer. Safety is our top priority; if there are any actionable findings from the investigation, we will inform our S-76 customers.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ROADRUNNER® ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT BRINGS EHANCED CAPABILITY TO SANTA BARBARA FIREHAWK®

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to Arista Aviation as cost-effective, easy-to-install replacements on a FIREHAWK helicopter to be operated by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD).

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS NEARS FAA APPROVAL ON STC FOR ROADRUNNER® EFI ON BELL 212 & 412

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America, in partnership with Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG), has completed submission for a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) on Bell 212 and 412 aircraft with certification expected near term.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS PROVIDES BADGER PRO+ INTEGRATED FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR BELL 412EPX AND BELL 429 NEW PRODUCTION ROTORCRAFT

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system to Bell, a Textron company, for Bell 412EPX and Bell 429 new production rotorcraft.

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Jan
27
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500 Helicopters

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors announces it now offers HEC systems for the Bell 206L and MD500 helicopter models. Boost Systems is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 – BOOTH #2436.

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Jan
27
2020

NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

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Ostend – 27th January 2020 - NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services and Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services are pleased to announce that they have entered into a teaming agreement. The agreement is designed to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria and the West-African offshore industry. United as a new helicopter service provider, they are determined to give strong impetus to safety and operational compliance.

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Jan
27
2020

Leon County Sheriff's Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

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January 27, 2020 -- Miramar, FL - Digital audio innovator, Becker Avionics, is proud to announce that Leon County Sheriff’s Office recently selected Becker Avionics’ AMU 6500 for installation on their new Bell 505 helicopter. Leon County Sheriff’s Office performs law enforcement, search and rescue and other critical functions in the panhandle of Florida including the state capital of Tallahassee.

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Jan
27
2020

HAI Statement on Calabasas Crash

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“Helicopter Association International expresses our deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and coworkers of those lost in today’s crash. HAI’s official policy is to refrain from commenting on any accident until authorities complete their investigation.”

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Jan
27
2020

Life Flight Network Announces Closure of Rexburg, Idaho Base

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Aurora, Ore., — Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air and ground medical transport program serving the western United States, is closing its Rexburg, Idaho rotor-wing base due to declining reimbursement rates. The base closed January 24, 2020. Life Flight Network will continue to serve eastern Idaho from its other bases in Idaho and Montana. All employees at the Rexburg base have been offered other positions within the company.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS’ READIES ITS AIRBORNE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR VARIOUS AIRBUS HELICOPTER PLATFORMS

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ADDS NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO ROADRUNNER® EFI

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 - Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN).

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Jan
27
2020

MD HELICOPTERS TO FEATURE FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MD 530F AND ADVANCED MD 530G BLOCK II LIGHT SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTER HAI HELI-EXPO 2020

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Mesa, Ariz., January 27, 2020 - At the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two aircraft representing the two largest segments of the company’s global customer base, law enforcement and military. The MD Helicopters booth, #6815, will feature an MD 530F operated by Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) alongside the next generation of its proven light scout attack helicopter family, the MD 530G Block II (BII).

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Jan
24
2020

Airwolf is extending the benefits of True Blue Power® Lithium-ion Batteries to over 18 turbine helicopter models

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Middlefield, Ohio. -- Airwolf Aerospace is expanding its cost saving product line with new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) that will allow the installation of True Blue Power’s, ultra-lightweight fast charging, low maintenance, field proven, TSO approved lithium-ion main ship batteries on all variants of: Airbus H-125 (AStar), H-130, H-135, H-145, Bell, 206, 206L/L3/L4, 407, Enstrom 480, MD369, MD500 and MD600, helicopters. European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and National Civil Agency of Brazil (ANAC) STC’s will follow the FAA certification. The STC project for the helicopters listed above is in the final stages. Certification should be received and the battery STC Kits will be available at the end of Q1 2020. Helicopter models such as Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1, and Leonardo AW119 and AW139 will follow later in 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

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North Texas-based YES Communications owners Kelley Parlier and Jim Kettles have announced the formation of a new company to provide trade show exhibit rental equipment for their growing client base. The new company, YES Rentals, will offer flooring, tables, chairs, counters, banner stands, and other specialized equipment up to and including complete exhibits for trade show exhibit rental clients. Additionally, YES Communications has added warehousing and co-located offices in the Dallas area to further support their customers with storage as well as freight services with improved support and management.

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Jan
24
2020

Twirly Birds Announce the 2020 Les Morris Award Recipient

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International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Lifetime Twirly Bird member and past president, Mr. Steve Sullivan. As an industry veteran, past Chairman and board member of HAI, Sullivan began his flying career almost 60 years ago as an ROTC flight training student followed by U.S. Army Rotary Wing flight training and deployment to Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Sullivan remained in the U.S. Army Reserves in various Command and Staff assignments until the early 1980’s.

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Jan
24
2020

Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

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Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades.

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Jan
24
2020

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

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Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that allow crews to operate inside and outside of the aircraft with full duplex crew communication via wireless intercom. Twelve airframes will be eventually delivered to Cal Fire, all equipped with the Axnes wireless intercom and designed to improve crew safety, situational awareness, enhanced communication, and efficiencies.

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Jan
24
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo Anaheim (Booth 2436)

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th - 30th, 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

Bristow and Era to Merge, Forming a Larger, More Diverse and Financially Stronger Global Industry Leader

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HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) and Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced today that they entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in an all-stock transaction, creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification.

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Jan
23
2020

AEM Loudspeaker System Selected for Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk

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Kelowna, BC, - Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), a subsidiary of Structural Monitoring Systems Plc. was selected to supply the loudspeaker systems for seven new Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk helicopters, three of which were delivered to California in December. United Rotorcraft and Sikorsky selected AEM’s LS1320 loudspeaker system to provide air-to-ground communication for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, with more Firehawk systems on order.

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Jan
23
2020

Metro Aviation offers insider access to its completion center

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23 January 2020 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation today released a rare inside look at its completion process. With nearly 40 years of completion experience, customers have continuously praised the quality of work and unmatched customer service.

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Jan
23
2020

Helicopter Foundation International Changes Name

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit organization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation.

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