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Jul
18
2018

ENVOY AIR NAMES SEASONED AIRLINE EXECUTIVE JOHN D. NICKS SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE SERVICES

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IRVING, Texas, – Envoy Air Inc., the largest wholly owned regional airline subsidiary of American Airlines Group (AAG), has named John D. Nicks to the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Services.

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Jul
18
2018

Didier Nicoud appointed Safran Helicopter Engines Executive Vice-President, Engineering

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Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department for high pressure compressors and Head of the fan and booster design department. In 2005, he was appointed Chief Engineer in charge of large engines, the GE90 and GP7200, in cooperation with General Electric.

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Jul
18
2018

NTSB Report Released: Chicago, IL

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On July 7, 2018, about 2123 central daylight time, an Eurocopter Deutschland GMBH EC135 P1 helicopter, impacted terrain during an autorotation following a dual engine failure while maneuvering near Chicago, Illinois. The pilot and paramedic sustained minor injuries, the flight nurse sustained serious injuries, and the patient was not injured during the accident. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the fuselage, tailboom, and main rotor blades. The helicopter was owned by Bennett Aviation, LLC, Elmhurst, Illinois, and operated by Pentastar Aviation Charter under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 as an air ambulance flight. Night visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and the flight was operated under a visual flight rules flight plan. The flight departed St. Mary Medical Center, Hobart, Indiana, at 2110, and was destined for Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois.

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Jul
18
2018

SIKORSKY HONORS UK MARITIME & COASTGUARD AGENCY

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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today celebrated 35 years of partnership with the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and honored recent heroic lifesaving efforts of the MCA. A recognition ceremony took place at the Farnborough International Airshow.

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Jul
18
2018

HONEYWELL AVIONICS PLAN HELPS WESTSTAR DELIVER CLIENT SATISFACTION, INCREASED FLEET AVAILABILITY

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KUALA LUMPUR, – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Weststar Aviation Services, the largest operator of AgustaWestland AW139 helicopters in Asia, to cover its fleet of 23 AW139s under the Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan. The plan will provide Weststar Aviation Services with fast, reliable and around-the-clock maintenance support, as well as access to key experts and products for Honeywell’s avionics, helping improve helicopter and fleet availability.

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Jul
18
2018

Curtiss-Wright Fortress™ Recorder Successfully Qualified to ED-112A

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FARNBOROUGH INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 2018 – July 16, 2018 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division today announced at the Farnborough International Airshow (Kallman Worldwide USA Partnership Pavilion Hall 2 Booth 2086) that its Fortress™ family of flight data recorders has successfully completed all qualification testing and has begun shipping to customers. The Fortress family is the newest range of flight data recorders on the market. These highly functional units deliver longer recording time, meeting forthcoming CVR 25hr mandates and are believed to be the industry’s first to meet the demanding requirements of EUROCAE ED-112A. The compact and lightweight Fortress product line is designed to meet all current and upcoming regulations.

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Jul
18
2018

Airbus Helicopters Handover of Empire Test Pilot School H125 to Qinetiq

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Farnborough – Colin James, Airbus Helicopters’ UK Managing Director, formally handed over the latest Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) H125 helicopter to Nic Anderson, Managing Director Air and Space, Qinetiq. Under the current modernisation programme, the world-renown test pilot flight school will receive four H125s, which will make up ETPS’ new generation, single-engine helicopter fleet. Minister of State for Defence Earl Howe visited the aircraft as part of the handover and met both Airbus Helicopters and Qinetiq to show his support for the latest addition to the ETPS fleet.

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Jul
18
2018

Teaching the elite to fly helicopters

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Teaching the elite to fly helicopters  BBC NewsFull coverage

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Jul
18
2018

LONGBOW LLC AWARDED $170 MILLION IN ORDERS FOR APACHE AH-64E FIRE CONTROL RADAR SYSTEMS

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FARNBOROUGH, England, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LLC) and the U.S. Army have definitized contracts valued at $170.5 million to provide LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) hardware for Apache AH-64E helicopters supporting U.S. Army lots 7 and 8 plus three international customers.

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Jul
18
2018

S. Korean military grounds helicopters after crash kills 5 marines

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S. Korean military grounds helicopters after crash kills 5 marines  Stars and StripesNew South Korean military helicopter crashed during a test flight: five dead  defence-blog.com (press release)

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Jul
18
2018

Equatorial Guinea orders cancellation of all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters

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Equatorial Guinea orders cancellation of all contracts with Canadian-based CHC Helicopters  Oilfield TechnologyFull coverage

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Jul
18
2018

Ukraine to receive 55 Airbus helicopters

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Ukraine to receive 55 Airbus helicopters  Shephard MediaFull coverage

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Jul
18
2018

Helicopter misuse: Imran seeks time to appear before NAB

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Helicopter misuse: Imran seeks time to appear before NAB  Geo News'Busy' Imran Khan to skip NAB hearing in helicopter scandal case today  Daily PakistanHelicopter case: 'Busy' Imran seeks more time to

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Jul
18
2018

Helicopter misuse: Imran seeks time to appear before NAB

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Helicopter misuse: Imran seeks time to appear before NAB  Geo NewsHelicopter case: Imran asked to appear before NAB today  The News InternationalFull coverage

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Jul
18
2018

Romania's Interior Ministry will buy helicopters and flight simulators

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Romania's Interior Ministry will buy helicopters and flight simulators  Romania-Insider.comFull coverage

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Jul
18
2018

Death toll in helicopter crash raised to four

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Death toll in helicopter crash raised to four  Bangkok Post3 killed as civilian helicopter crashlands in northeastern Thailand  XinhuaThree die in Khon Kaen helicopter crash  CoconutsFull coverage

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Jul
18
2018

Airbus appoints Ashish Saraf to head its helicopters business in India

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Airbus appoints Ashish Saraf to head its helicopters business in India  STAT TimesAirbus India appoints Ashish Saraf as head of helicopters division in India  TravelBizMonitor (press release)Full

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Jul
18
2018

Helicopters played key role in rescuing stranded residents in rain disaster

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Helicopters played key role in rescuing stranded residents in rain disaster  The MainichiFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

Helicopter clips power line, lands in LaRue County field

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Helicopter clips power line, lands in LaRue County field  Elizabethtown News EnterpriseFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

DPS helicopter unlikely to return to ET Regional Airport after going to protect border

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DPS helicopter unlikely to return to ET Regional Airport after going to protect border  Longview News-JournalFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

Preliminary report: Engine failure may have caused medical helicopter crash

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Preliminary report: Engine failure may have caused medical helicopter crash  nwitimes.comNTSB eyes engine failure in Chicago medical helicopter crash  Quad City TimesFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

Designer of ultra-light helicopter IDed as pilot killed in crash southeast of Calgary

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Designer of ultra-light helicopter IDed as pilot killed in crash southeast of Calgary  CBC.caPilot in helicopter crash identified  660 NewsFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

New details on investigation into deadly 2016 helicopter crash

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New details on investigation into deadly 2016 helicopter crash  WBIR.comFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

Army helicopter, K-9 demo planned for Latrobe's National Night Out

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Army helicopter, K-9 demo planned for Latrobe's National Night Out  Tribune-ReviewFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

Garmin Debuts New Weather Radar for Planes, Helicopters

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Garmin Debuts New Weather Radar for Planes, Helicopters  Aviation TodayFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

Taiwan Deploys 15 More Helicopters Amid Tensions with China

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Taiwan Deploys 15 More Helicopters Amid Tensions with China  NewsweekTaiwan Stands Up 1st Apache AH-64E Attack Helicopter Brigade  The DiplomatTaiwan shows off Apache attack helicopters  Hong Kong

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Jul
17
2018

First responders to helicopter crash trained for worst-case scenarios

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First responders to helicopter crash trained for worst-case scenarios  Virginia GazetteFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

State to buy Sikorski's VIP helicopter for ₹100 crore; aircraft to arrive next year

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State to buy Sikorski's VIP helicopter for ₹100 crore; aircraft to arrive next year  The HinduFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

USHST Publishes Safety Letter After Recent Fatal Helicopter Accident

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USHST Publishes Safety Letter After Recent Fatal Helicopter Accident  Flying MagazineFull coverage

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Jul
17
2018

FAA: Helicopter crashes in N. Hopewell Twp.

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FAA: Helicopter crashes in N. Hopewell Twp.  York DispatchFull coverage

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