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Author: jhadmin


Jan
02
2020

NTSB Final Report: Perryville, MO

Posted by jhadmin

On July 1, 2017, about 2036 central daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, MBB-BK 117 B-2, N238BK, helicopter, landed hard and rolled over during an emergency landing to a field near Perryville, Missouri. The pilot, three crew members, and a passenger received minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, doing business as Kids Flight, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions (dusk) prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the St. Francis Medical Center (MO50), Cape Girardeau, Missouri, about 2019 and was en route to the St. Louis Children's Hospital (2MU1), St. Louis, Missouri.

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Jan
02
2020

Helicopter Institute Adds FRASCA HTD

Posted by jhadmin

The Helicopter Institute, Fort Worth, TX has placed an order for a Frasca Bell 407 Helicopter Training Device (HTD). The HTD is an FAA qualified AATD and features Garmin G500H display, Simulated HeliSAS, Garmin GTN650 GPS,Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system with three channel HDTV visual display system and a Newport, OR Helicopter mission training visual database. The institute offers part 135 training and checking.

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Jan
06
2020

Airbus teams up with Aston Martin to launch the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter

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Courchevel – The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, was revealed today at Courchevel in the French Alps.

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Jan
06
2020

2020 K-MAX CALENDAR

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Featuring dramatic photographs of Kaman's K-MAX helicopter in action around the world. Feel free to download our 2020 K-MAX Calendar.

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Jan
06
2020

Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

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CES 2020 – Las Vegas (Jan. 6, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, reveals at CES a vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) – both groundbreaking technologies – will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities.

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Jan
06
2020

Six S-64 Air Crane® Helicopters Continue Fight in Australia The Toughest Jobs Call for the Toughest Aircraft

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, is continuing to fight the devastating Australian bushfires into the new year armed with Six Air Crane® helicopters.

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Jan
06
2020

Helicopter Association International Names James A. Viola as President and CEO

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Alexandria, Va. (January 6, 2020) – The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization's next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall.

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Jan
07
2020

Carroll Lane Named President of Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., -- Pratt & Whitney today announced that Carroll Lane has assumed the role of President of the company's Commercial Engines business, reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Christopher Calio. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The appointment was previously announced during the UTC Earnings call in October.

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Jan
08
2020

Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents? Who Rates Worst?

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Sometimes, numbers don’t reflect the truth. To understand the real story, some numbers need to be placed in the proper context alongside additional data. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data.

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Jan
09
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces FAA TSO for AERONOX NVG Mount and Battery Pack

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(BOISE, Idaho—1/9/2020) Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced today the official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standard order (TSO) approval for the AERONOX NVG mount and battery pack.

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Jan
13
2020

Leonardo and the "Federico II" University launch the Aerotech Academy for engineering studies in March 2020

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Leonardo - the leading Italian industrial company in high technologies and among the top ten in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security - has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Naples "Federico II" to launch the Aerotech Academy, an advanced training course on leading engineering issues. The course will provide skills and operational competence that can be immediately used in advanced technology industrial sectors.

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Jan
13
2020

Ontic signs license agreement with Meggitt PLC

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Ontic Engineering and Manufacturing, Inc. (“Ontic”), the aerospace industry’s leading provider of ‘Extended Life Solutions’ for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) legacy products, has signed another new exclusive license agreement with Meggitt PLC for Pneumatic Valves, Digital Analogue Units (DAU), Triplex Transducer Units (TTU), Data Acquisition and Processing Units (DAPU) and Electronic Processing Units (EPU).

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Jan
13
2020

Erickson Generates Global Demand for the S-64 Air Crane

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, announces new aircraft orders to be delivered in 2020 and 2021, demonstrating further commitment by global customers to the platform.

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Jan
13
2020

AIR METHODS PROMOTES JAELYNN WILLIAMS TO CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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DENVER, CO—Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service, announced today the promotion of JaeLynn Williams to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Williams, currently executive vice president of sales, marketing and communications, will succeed Steve Gorman, who will continue as an active member of the company’s board of directors. These changes are effective January 20, 2020.

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Jan
13
2020

Boeing Donates $1 Million Australian Dollars to Assist Australian Bushfire Recovery and Relief Efforts

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CHICAGO, – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today announced an AU$1 million donation from the Boeing Charitable Trust for recovery and relief efforts associated with the ongoing Australian bushfires. The contributions will be directed through the Australian Red Cross and designated for Australian bushfires.

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Jan
13
2020

Life Flight Network Selects FRASCA for Bell 407GXi Simulator

Posted by jhadmin

Frasca International, Inc, has received an order for a Bell 407 GXi AATD (Advanced Aviation Training Device) from Life Flight Network, LLC a HEMS provider based in Aurora, Oregon. Once installed, the Frasca AATD will be used for initial/new hire training, recurrent training, and mission training.

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Jan
13
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Headland, AL

Posted by jhadmin

On December 25, 2019, about 1713 central standard time, a single-engine, turbine-powered Bell 407 helicopter, N663SF, sustained substantial damage when it collided with terrain while attempting to land at the Headland Municipal Airport (0J6), Headland, Alabama. The commercial pilot was fatally injured, and the flight nurse and paramedic were not injured. The helicopter was operated by Viking, LLC, doing business as Survival Flight, Inc, as a medical emergency flight conducted under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135. A company visual flight rules flight plan was filed, and visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight that departed 0J6 about 1654.

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Jan
13
2020

The Next 85 Years

Posted by jhadmin

From having a key role in the landing of the first lunar mission to producing 150 aircraft a month for U.S. warfighters in Vietnam, our legacy is filled with flight milestones that have stunned audiences, saved lives and changed the world. An entire aviation portfolio stemming from the vision of one man - Larry Bell. His gift of foresight for vertical lift technology has propelled our company to where it stands today. That is why we cannot honor our remarkable past without looking towards the future.

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Jan
13
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Adds Director-Business Development & Sales

Posted by jhadmin

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services to the rescue, utility public safety and defence sectors announces the addition of Dave McGrath as the company’s Senior Director-Business Development and Sales, effective January 6th, 2020.

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Jan
13
2020

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Names Nick Mayhew of L3Harris as Co-Chair

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Nick Mayhew, General Manager of the L3Harris Arlington Training Center in Texas, has been named the new industry co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org). The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) to lead the industry’s and government’s cooperative effort to promote safety and work to reduce fatal helicopter accidents. Mayhew succeeds Raj Helweg, chief pilot of Air Methods, who continues to serve on the USHST Steering Commiittee.

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Jan
14
2020

Leonardo awarded contract for 32 TH-73A helicopters by U.S. Department of Defense

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo, through AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corp., has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract valued at USD 176,472,608 for the production and delivery of 32 TH-73A helicopters, initial spares, support and dedicated equipment, and specific pilot and maintenance training services. This contract, as Fiscal 2020 aircraft procurement (Navy) funds, was competitively procured via a request for proposal of various offers. Work will be mainly performed at Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility and is expected to be completed in October 2021.

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Jan
14
2020

Boeing Responds to Germany’s Heavy Lift Helicopter Invitation to Tender

Posted by jhadmin

BERLIN, Germany, 14 January 2019 – Boeing [NYSA: BA] has submitted its response to the STH invitation to tender for Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter program, also known as Schwerer Transporthubschrauber (STH). The response was submitted yesterday, 13 January.

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Jan
13
2020

Sikorsky And Rheinmetall Submit Proposal For Germany’s New Heavy Lift Helicopter, The CH-53K

Posted by jhadmin

Koblenz, Germany Jan. 13, 2020 – Today, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), and Rheinmetall representing the German industry team, submitted the bid for the production and operation of the Sikorsky CH-53K ("King Stallion") as the Bundeswehr's new heavy-lift transport helicopter for its "Schwerer Transporthubschrauber" (STH) program.

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Jan
21
2020

AVIDYNE INTRODUCES AVIDYNE HELIOS™ MULTIFUNCTION FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ROTORCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Melbourne, Florida – January 21, 2020-– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, ADS-B and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced their new dzus-mounted Avidyne Helios multifunction flight management system (FMS) for helicopters.

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Jan
14
2020

Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Selected as TH-73A

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Mineral Wells, TX (January 14, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the Leonardo TH-119, equipped with the Genesys avionics suite, has been selected by the US Navy for the next generation TH-73A training helicopter.

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Jan
15
2020

Aero Dynamix names Everett Horst as Sr. Manager Sales and Product Support

Posted by jhadmin

Euless, Texas – Aero Dynamix, Inc., the leading supplier of helicopter and fixed wing illuminated panels and NVG cockpit solutions, today announced the appointment of Mr. Everett Horst as Sr. Manager Sales and Product Support. Mr. Horst will be responsible for ADI’s continued success and execution for our sales team and marketing strategies. Mr. Horst will report to Aero Dynamix Chief Operating Officer, Tonka Hufford.

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Jan
15
2020

Lockheed Martin Launches Vocational Scholarship, Renews STEM Scholarship

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BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 15, 2020 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is launching a groundbreaking vocational scholarship for high school seniors and college students pursuing vocational and trade degrees.

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Jan
15
2020

What a Ride!!!

Posted by jhadmin

As many of you know, after 50-plus years in the helicopter industry, including 15 years as HAI president and CEO, I'm retiring. I've been given more opportunities and experiences than I could've imagined when I started my career in aviation.

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Tags: HAI Matt Zuccaro
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Jan
16
2020

South Florida is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LIV

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Miami–Hard Rock Stadium near Miami is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Drones also are prohibited around the Miami Beach Convention Center for the NFL Super Bowl Experience and Bayfront Park for Super Bowl Live during the days leading up to the event.

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Jan
16
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Lihue, HI

Posted by jhadmin

On December 26, 2019, about 1657 Hawaii standard time, an Airbus AS350 B2 helicopter, N985SA, was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire when it collided with terrain about 24 miles northwest of Lihue, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and six passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to SAF LTD and operated by Safari Aviation Inc., doing business as Safari Helicopters, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 on-demand commercial air tour flight. Company flight following procedures were in effect for the visual flight rules flight, which departed Lihue Airport (PHLI), Lihue, Hawaii at 1631.

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