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Mar
07
2020

Challenger Aerospace Systems Acquires AeroComputers, Inc.

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Challenger Aerospace Systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of AeroComputers, Inc. Under the new name AeroComputers, Corp. a dedicated team of professionals will continue operations at the Oxnard, California location. The excellent products, customer service, and support for law enforcement agencies will continue with enhanced innovative solutions planned for Public Safety Aviation.

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Mar
07
2020

NTSB Final Report: Santa Maria Island, FL

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The pilot reported that, while making a video of a boat, he flew the helicopter with the doors removed about 20 ft above the water and 3/4 mile offshore and saw seabirds ahead crossing right to left but he thought they would be not be a problem. Shortly after seeing the birds, he initiated a right turn to follow the boat, and while he was looking over his right shoulder, he felt an object, which he believed was a seabird, strike him in the back of the head. While dazed from the head strike, he flared to reduce speed, and the helicopter settled into the water. He then applied left lateral cyclic to stop the main rotor blade's rotation, and the helicopter rolled left and inverted in the water.

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Mar
10
2020

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES THE NEW TRAKKACAM TC-300M MARITIME SURVEILLANCE CAMERA

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Moorabbin, Australia –– Trakka Systems is pleased to announce the new and innovative TrakkaCam TC-300M maritime surveillance camera. The TC-300M is a compact high performance marinized multi sensor surveillance system that includes an all-digital architecture. Three models are available to meet any budget requirement and can be integrated with Maritime Radar and Automatic Identifications Systems (AIS). The TC-300M is available with TrakkaMaps TM-100 maritime charting, display and recording system and can be integrated with the TrakkaBeam TLX-M maritime searchlight for cross cuing of systems and a total surveillance solution package. Trakka recently delivered seventy plus TC-300M camera systems to a maritime customer in the Asia Pacific region.

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Mar
10
2020

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

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Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l'Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Mar
11
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Receives Approval of AS350, AS355 & Bell 407 HEC Systems For China Helicopter Market

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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 defense sectors has received Supplemental Type Certification validation (STC# VST0947) for both its Airbus AS350-AS355 and Bell 407 HEC systems (including Personnel Carrying Device System, or ‘PCDS’) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Mar
13
2020

2019 results delivering or exceeding Guidance for the second year in a row

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Revenues € 13.8 bn (+12.6% YoY), EBITA € 1.3 bn (+12% YoY), Net Result € 822 mln (+61% YoY) strong growing Dividend distribution proposed of € 0.14 per share, in line with 2018 Fully focused on execution of Industrial Plan

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Mar
13
2020

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it received the 2019 On-Time Delivery award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized with this award for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are currently available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145.

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Mar
16
2020

NTSB Final Report: Manassas, VA

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On June 4, 2019, at 0709 eastern daylight time (EDT), an Aurora Flight Sciences Pegasus Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) unmanned aircraft system, N83AU, crashed during landing on runway 34L at the Manassas Regional Airport, Manassas, VA. There were no injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The aircraft was operated as a developmental test flight under the provisions of 14 CFR part 91 and an FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA).

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Mar
16
2020

Bell V-280 Valor Team Selected to Continue in Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Competition

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Fort Worth, Texas (March 16, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected as a project agreement holder for the competitive demonstration and risk reduction (CD&RR) effort as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. Under the agreement Bell will deliver a refined V-280 Valor design, with supporting technical documentation, that builds on the data captured during the more than two years and 170 hours of flight testing under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR TD) program to inform the FLRAA program of record.

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Mar
17
2020

NTSB Final Report: Driggs, ID

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On August 10, 2018, at 0640 mountain daylight time, an unregistered Dà-Jiang Innovations (DJI) Mavic Pro small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS, commonly known as a drone), operated by an individual, collided with a Lindstrand 105A hot air balloon, N1410C, operated by Elevated Ballooning as a revenue passenger sightseeing flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The collision occurred in the vicinity of the Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport (KDIJ), Driggs, Idaho. The balloon was not damaged, the sUAS was substantially damaged, and there were no injuries or ground damage. Visual flight rules (VFR) conditions prevailed at the time of the incident.

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Mar
18
2020

Helicopter Association International Joins Aviation Groups in Seeking Federal Financial Relief for General Aviation Businesses

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Alexandria, Va.– Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of five other general aviation associations in seeking from the US government financial relief for general aviation businesses. The request stems from the unstable global economic situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar
19
2020

NTSB Final Report: Kershaw, SC

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The student pilot reported that, shortly after takeoff from his private cement pad and about 2 ft above ground level, the helicopter "darted forward and left." He attempted to correct the drift, but the helicopter began "swinging back and forth," the left skid impacted the ground, and the helicopter then dynamically rolled over. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades and tailboom. The student reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation. The student added that the he "did not have the cyclic in a neutral position when he lifted off" and that the accident flight was his first flight in the helicopter.

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Mar
23
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Cotulla, TX

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The commercial pilot was attempting to takeoff from a trailer in a helicopter to conduct an aerial survey. During the lift off from the trailer, the helicopter rolled right and impacted the ground. A post accident inspection revealed that the right skid tie-down to the trailer had not been removed prior to the takeoff attempt. The pilot reported that there were no mechanical malfunctions or anomalies that would have precluded normal operation.

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Mar
23
2020

NTSB Final Report: Nuiqsut, AK

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The pilot reported that he landed the helicopter facing south and about 90 ft from where ground personnel were unhooking super sacks filled with gravel. When the skids touched down, the pilot reduced the collective and then saw an empty super sack about 15 ft away, which subsequently struck the main rotor toward the outboard portion of the blade. The super sack was ingested by the advancing side of the main rotor disk. The pilot rolled off the throttle and shut down the engine. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Mar
23
2020

ERICKSON STATEMENT

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CHILE – A group of unidentified individuals entered an Erickson operating base in Chile last night. After gaining entry to the secure area, they caused damage to the Erickson owned S-64 Air Crane® helicopter located there. No Erickson employees were hurt. Erickson personnel are cooperating with local police. We have no further information to share at this time.

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Mar
24
2020

NTSB Final Report: San Diego, CA

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The pilot reported that, after landing the helicopter on the landing platform, he decided to reposition it on the platform. He said that he increased the collective and that it "felt as if the nose was turning or yawing to the right." To correct the right yaw, he applied left pedal, but the helicopter continued moving right. The helicopter rolled to the right, the main rotor blades struck the ground, and the helicopter came to rest on its right side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main and tail rotor drive systems. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical failures or malfunctions with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Mar
24
2020

Bristow Americas transports potential infectious disease patients, to include COVID-19

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HOUSTON, March 24, 2020 – Bristow Americas’ Search and Rescue (SAR) teams have successfully transported acutely-ill offshore workers in the oil and gas industry with suspected cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), using specially-configured and equipped search and rescue aircraft supporting operations in the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Guyana.

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Mar
25
2020

Leonardo extends its training services capabilities to rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems

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Leonardo is extending its training services capabilities to include rotorcraft unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to provide 360° training solutions to its growing customer base for maximised mission effectiveness and safety. The Company has recently obtained an Authorized Training Organization Certificate for UAS released by ENAC (Italian National Civil Aviation Authority). With this certification Leonardo is now able to supply training services for light and very light category remotely piloted systems (up to 25 kg) through its Helicopter Training Academy headquartered in Sesto Calende (Northern Italy).

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Mar
25
2020

NTSB Final Report: Shamokin, PA

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The helicopter pilot reported that he was being evaluated for a pilot position with a perspective employer, who was an airplane pilot-rated passenger and occupied the right front seat. He was asked to perform an autorotation as part of the evaluation, and while entering the autorotation, he noticed that the rotor and engine needles were split and that the engine tachometer indicated 0 rpm. He believed that the engine had failed. The pilot maintained the rotor rpm in the green and entered a flare about 40 ft above ground level. He attempted to cushion the landing, but the helicopter landed hard. The pilot reported that he could not hear if the engine was running during the flight because he was wearing a noise-canceling headset.

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Mar
25
2020

Appareo Receives Certification for Stratus Transponders in Part 27 Helicopters

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FARGO, North Dakota (March 25, 2020) — Appareo has received FAA approval for installation of Stratus™ transponders in Part 27 aircraft. The STC-AML includes Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Leonardo, and Robinson Helicopter. The H-variant models, named Stratus ES-H and Stratus ESG-H, are now available through the Authorized Appareo Dealer Network, and retail for the same price as the Part 23 transponders.

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Mar
25
2020

CAMTS Reiterates Position on Medical Transports for COVID-19 Patients

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SEATTLE - MARCH 25, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) released a statement this week regarding medical transports of patients with suspected or diagnosed coronavirus.

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Mar
25
2020

AAMS Government Relations Update March 25th, 2020

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Late last night, Senate Majority Leader McConnell (R-KY) and Minority Leader Schumer (D-NY) took to the floor at about 1:30 am to announce an agreement on a $2 Trillion Phase 3 Economic Aid Package had been reached.

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Mar
26
2020

Boeing Statement on Passage of CARES Act

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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 26, 2020—We thank the Administration, especially the President and Secretary Mnuchin, as well as the Senate for working together to take swift bipartisan action to support the American economy, including the 2.5 million jobs and 17,000 suppliers that Boeing, the aerospace industry and the U.S. rely on to maintain our world leadership in commercial, defense and services. The bill’s access to public and private liquidity, including loans and loan guarantees, is critical for airlines, airports, suppliers, and manufacturers to bridge to recovery.

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Mar
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Applauds Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief

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Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses.

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Mar
26
2020

COVID-19: Offering certainty in uncertain times

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In the last three months, we have witnessed unprecedented events brought upon by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). TracPlus CEO, Trevor McIntyre, looks at the steps the company is taking to protect and offer certainty to our customers in this unsettling time.

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Mar
26
2020

Super Mushshak Flies with Genesys Aerosystems Glass Cockpit

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Kamra, Pakistan (March 25, 2020) – A Pakistan Aeronautical Complex MFI-17 Super Mushshak made a successful first flight with a full Genesys Aerosystems glass cockpit today. The Super Mushshak is a rugged and proven military training aircraft capable of +7 and -3 Gs and features automatic, hands-off spin recovery. The two-seat aircraft is equipped with three Genesys flight displays, dual solid-state gyro/air-data sensors, and dual GPS receivers. The system also includes dual Genesys digital multi-mode radios with integrated VHF COM, UHF COM, VHF NAV, localizer/glideslope, and marker beacon, triple-redundant Flight Management System (FMS), radio/audio management, and Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS), and digital engine/systems display.

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Mar
27
2020

Statement From Lockheed Martin Chairman, President And CEO Marillyn Hewson On COVID-19 Response

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BETHESDA, Md., March 27, 2020 - At Lockheed Martin, we recognize that the rapid spread of COVID-19 and its wide-ranging impacts have caused severe disruption across society and tragic loss of life around the world. We also recognize that the global pandemic has created a need for urgent action by government, business, communities and citizens.

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Mar
27
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kalapana, HI

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On March 5, 2020, about 1130 Hawaii standard time, a Airbus EC130 B4 helicopter, N11QK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident, about 6 miles north of Kalapana, Hawaii. Of the six occupants on board, the commercial pilot and three passengers were uninjured, and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Mar
30
2020

HAI Urges Caution Re FAA Announcement for Airmen Medical Certificates

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Alexandria, Va. (March 29, 2020) – If you are a pilot or aircrewmen whose medical certificate will expire between March 31 and June 30, 2020, the FAA has announced that it is waiving enforcement actions against you if you are unable to obtain a new certificate in a timely manner due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mar
30
2020

Leonardo: solidarity shown by the Company through its support towards civilian Authorities which are working to contain the Covid-19 pandemic

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During this time of an unprecedented health emergency in Italy, Leonardo, country’s main industrial company, which is among the top ten world players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, continues to provide resources and people in support of national institutions’ management and containment of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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