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Dec
10
2018

BELL AND EDIC HORIZON INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT ACADEMY CELEBRATE BELL 429 DELIVERIES AT MEBAA 2018

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MEBAA, United Arab Emirates (10 December, 2018) – Bell and EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy have celebrated today the delivery of two Bell 429s during a ceremony held at the MEBAA 2018 show. Based at Al Ain International Airport Zone, EDIC Horizon International Flight Academy provides state-of-the-art flight training to future pilots with its exclusive Bell fleet comprising of Bell 206s, Bell 407s and will utilize its new Bell 429s for ATP, instrument, multi-engine and specialized mission training.

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Dec
10
2018

ASU’s collaborative fixed-wing helmet concept funded for Air Force prototype development

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(BOISE, Idaho—12/10/2018) Aviation Specialties Unlimited’s fixed-wing helmet concept was among only three full-helmet solutions selected to advance to a prototype phase at the AFWERX Fixed Wing Helmet Challenge on Nov. 15, in Las Vegas.

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Dec
13
2018

DART gets TCCA, FAA and EASA approvals for improvements to AS350/AS355 Heli-Utility-Basket™

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Hawkesbury, Ontario – DART Aerospace (“DART”) recently received approval of updates to the STC from TCCA, FAA and EASA for its latest additions to their bestselling AS350/AS355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™.

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Dec
13
2018

Polish Air Force University Adds Robinson R44s to Fleet

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Robinson Helicopter Company delivered two R44 Raven IIs to longtime Robinson dealer, PHU Polinar of Poland. On November 13th, PHU Polinar delivered the aircraft to the Polish Air Force University, marking the first acquisition of American helicopters to be used for military training.

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Dec
13
2018

CHC Announces New Contract with OMV to Support Norwegian Sea Drilling Program

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STAVANGER, NORWAY, December 13, 2018 – CHC Group today announced it has been awarded the contract from OMV (Norge) AS, to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the PL 644 field in the Norwegian Sea.

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Dec
13
2018

THE EUROPEAN MALE RPAS PROGRAMME SUCCESSFULLY PASSED THE SYSTEM PRELIMINARY DESIGN REVIEW AS FINAL MILESTONE OF THE PROGRAMME DEFINITION STUDY

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Another major milestone in the European Medium Altitude Long Endurance Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (MALE RPAS) programme was attained with the achievement of the System Preliminary Design Review on November 22nd. This highly significant accomplishment follows the European Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation (OCCAR) inviting Airbus Defence and Space on October 31st to submit a Tender for the Development, Production and initial in Service Support phase of the European MALE RPAS Programme. This milestone will allow the Participating States and Industry to start developing the System with aligned requirements and a clear picture of the overall system design.

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Dec
13
2018

Bundeswehr orders H145 search and rescue helicopters

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Donauwörth – The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINWBw) has ordered seven H145 helicopters to replace the German Armed Forces’ (Bundeswehr) obsolete Bell UH-1D search and rescue fleet. The aircraft will be delivered in 2020 and will be stationed at the sites in Niederstetten, Holzdorf and Nörvenich. Airbus Helicopters will also be responsible for logistics support, repair, and maintenance of the helicopters.

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Dec
13
2018

Save the Date—The UAS Symposium is Coming!

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 4th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on February 12-14, 2019 at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Dec
13
2018

FLIR Systems Launches Three Cooled Neutrino Family Thermal Camera Cores

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WILSONVILLE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 13, 2018-- FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) today announced three Neutrino™ midwave infrared (MWIR) camera cores: the small, lightweight FLIR Neutrino LC and two FLIR Neutrino Performance series cores, the SX12 and QX. The latest models expand the FLIR Neutrino cooled camera core family for commercial, industrial, and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and system integrators.

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Dec
13
2018

EASA Certification Allows European Customers Direct and Speedy Access to Tension Torsion Straps

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LORD Corporation–a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – is now certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Tension Torsion (TT) straps. The certification allows LORD to sell EASA-certified STC parts direct and through authorized distributors in Europe.

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Dec
14
2018

DONALDSON EXPANDS GLOBAL REACH WITH INLET BARRIER FILTER ACCEPTANCE ON AW139 AND EC130T2 HELICOPTERS IN INDIA

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ST. LOUIS – Remaining on the leading edge of helicopter growth in India, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) announced the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India’s acceptance of its AW139 and EC130T2 Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificates.

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Dec
18
2018

Metro Aviation reveals exclusive DHART x UVM H135 design

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18 December 2018 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation delivered a newly completed H135 for a partnership between Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center's DHART program and the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Health Network Critical Care Transport Team.

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Dec
18
2018

Robinson Adds Avidyne IFD Options

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Torrance, CA — Robinson added Avidyne’s IFD 400 series touchscreen GPS navigators to its R22, R44 and R66 avionics options. The 400 series may be operated by either touchscreen or buttons and knobs which allows the IFD to be installed in the helicopter’s lower center console or in the pilot side console. Wi-Fi, for interfacing with an iPad, and Synthetic Vision are standard.

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Dec
18
2018

Airbus and Hungary announce long-term industrial partnership

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Budapest, – Airbus Helicopters and Hungary have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to create an industrial cooperation for long-term aviation projects that will initially focus on the production of certain high precision mechanical parts for helicopter dynamic systems. This project is part of the 'Zrinyi 2026' armed forces development program supporting Hungary’s national security goals of developing independent defence capabilities.

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Dec
18
2018

First serial H160 takes to the skies

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Marignane, 18 December 2018 - The first serial H160 to roll off the brand new assembly line in Marignane performed a flight demonstration on the 17 December in front of the H160 team in an end-of-the-year celebration of the programme’s achievements in 2018. The helicopter, which will be delivered to launch customer Babcock in 2020, had already performed its first flight on the 14 December.

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Dec
18
2018

HONEYWELL'S NEW TRADING BUSINESS USES BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY TO MODERNIZE BUYING AND SELLING OF AVIATION PARTS

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PHOENIX, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is bringing the ease of everyday online buying and selling to the aviation parts industry with GoDirect™ Trade. The new e-commerce platform will improve access to new and used aircraft parts for airlines, air transport and business aviation customers by offering transparent pricing and the option to buy inventory directly from its website — a first-of-its-kind experience.

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Dec
18
2018

Bell V-280 Valor – First Year of Flight Proves the Future of Vertical Lift is Now

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The success of this cooperative effort demonstrates the ability to rapidly deliver revolutionary vertical lift capability to combat national security threats Fort Worth, Texas (December 18, 2018) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Team Valor marked the anniversary of the V-280 Valor’s first flight by continuing to prove the aircraft’s performance and technical maturity. As part of the U.S. Army led Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator (JMR-TD) program, the V-280 demonstrates that close collaboration between government and industry can deliver transformational speed, range and agility in vertical lift, in a fast and sustainable process.

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Dec
18
2018

The Carlyle Group to Acquire Leading Aircraft Engine MRO Provider StandardAero from Veritas Capital

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WASHINGTON, DC – Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG) today announced it has agreed to acquire StandardAero, a global provider of aftermarket engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the aerospace and defense industries, from Veritas Capital. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory conditions and is expected to close by the end of the first quarter of 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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Dec
21
2018

TH-119 HELICOPTER PERFORMS FIRST FLIGHT. TRAINING EXCELLENCE BUILT IN US, READY FOR US NAVY

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Leonardo is pleased to announce it successfully completed the initial flight test of the TH-119 IFR training helicopter yesterday. The TH-119 is Leonardo’s bid to replace the U.S. Navy’s aging fleet of TH-57 Sea Ranger training helicopters, a variant of the successful AW119, manufactured in the US with strong local supplier base. By completing this important milestone, the TH-119 remains on track to achieve full FAA IFR certification in early 2019, making it the only single-engine IFR-certified helicopter in production in decades.

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Dec
21
2018

Ukrainian Ministry of Interior takes delivery of its first H225s

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Kiev, 21 December 2018 - Kick-starting the modernisation of Ukraine’s helicopter fleet, Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two H225s, out of an order for 21 aircraft, to the Ukrainian Ministry of Interior. One aircraft is destined for search and rescue missions and the other one will be operated by the National Guard for law enforcement missions. The H225 helicopters were repurposed to suit these public service missions in just over three months. Another two H225s will join the fleet in the coming weeks.

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Dec
21
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Big Lake, MN

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The airline transport pilot was preparing to depart in the helicopter on his fifth aerial application flight of the day. While on the ground, he increased engine rpm from idle to 3,100 rpm. Before making a collective input, the pilot felt a "sudden pull" and heard a "very loud snap." The pilot then saw that a company truck, which was parked nearby, had just sustained damaged and that the helicopter's two main rotor blades were missing. He shut down the engine; exited the helicopter; and found the main rotor blades, which were constructed of wood, splintered and scattered on the ground from about the helicopter's 2 o'clock position counterclockwise to its 8 o'clock position.

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Dec
21
2018

NTSB Final Report Released: Rockville, ID

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The commercial pilot reported that, while conducting an aerial application flight, he performed a 180° turn at an altitude of about 40 to 50 ft above ground level and heard a growling noise, which was followed by the sound of a loud bang and a subsequent loss of power. The pilot lowered the collective, likely to initiate an autorotation to a nearby open field, and the helicopter landed hard.

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Dec
26
2018

Sikorsky, Boeing Provide First Look at SB>1 DEFIANT™

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. Dec. 26, 2018 – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company [NYSE: LMT], and Boeing [NYSE: BA] provided the first look at the SB>1 DEFIANT™ helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role technology demonstrator program. The SB>1 DEFIANT™ is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today’s conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability. It will help inform the next generation of military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift program.

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Jan
03
2019

Lobo Leasing Announces Appointment of Alistair Henderson to Senior Management Team as Chief Technical Officer

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Dublin, Ireland, January 2019 – Lobo Leasing, a leading global commercial helicopter leasing company, is pleased to announce that industry veteran Alistair Henderson, has joined Lobo as Managing Director & Chief Technical Officer. Henderson, who brings a wealth of technical, operations and management expertise will be based in Lobo’s Dublin headquarters.

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Jan
03
2019

Garmin® announces certification of the G500H TXi flight displays

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OLATHE, Kan. /January 3, 2019/Business Wire — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the certification and availability of the G500H TXi touchscreen flight display for normal category VFR helicopters. The G500H TXi features a vastly expanded feature set that offers an array of panel possibilities and a streamlined upgrade path for helicopters already equipped with the original G500H flight display. Additionally, a new software version for the GTN™ 650/750 series has been approved for helicopters. Together, the G500H TXi and GTN offer seamless touchscreen continuity in the cockpit, bringing a new level of reliability, adaptability and affordability to helicopter operations.

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Jan
03
2019

AAR names Sean Gillen CFO

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WOOD DALE, Illinois, January 3, 2019 — AAR (NYSE: AIR) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Sean Gillen as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, effective January 7, 2019. Mr. Gillen will succeed Michael Milligan and will report to President and Chief Executive Officer John Holmes. He will have responsibility over the financial, accounting, tax, treasury and investor relations functions at AAR.

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Jan
03
2019

Boeing to Modernize Entire Spanish Chinook Helicopter Fleet

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PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Jan. 3, 2019 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] will upgrade all 17 of Spain’s CH-47D Chinook helicopters to the F-model configuration, adding features such as the digital automatic flight control system, common avionics architecture system and advanced cargo handling to align that country’s fleet with those of other nations.

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Jan
09
2019

The Vertical Flight Society Salutes Bell’s Nexus eVTOL Air Taxi Design

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Fairfax, Virginia, USA — The Vertical Flight Society, the world’s leading non-profit organization working to advance vertical flight, salutes the unveiling of the Bell Nexus hybrid-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft today at CES 2019, the world's largest consumer technology show.

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Jan
10
2019

TracPlus introduces FastTrac — a cost-effective solution for satellite tracking at cellular speeds

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10 January 2019 - TracPlus Global have announced today their new feature, FastTrac. FastTrac allows customers satellite tracking at cellular speeds — without the cost.

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Jan
09
2019

Bell Training Academy Chief Flight Instructor Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Va. (January 09, 2019) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Marty Wright, Chief Flight Instructor at the Bell Training Academy, is the 2019 recipient of the W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, sponsored by H. Ross Perot and the Perot family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter flight instructor in upholding high standards of excellence. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards luncheon at HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta.

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