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Mar
05
2015

Global Helicopters Market Set to Cross USD37 Billion by 2019, Reports TechSci ... - MarketWatch

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Global Helicopters Market Set to Cross USD37 Billion by 2019, Reports TechSci ...MarketWatchGlobal helicopters market is primarily divided into civil & defense helicopter segments. Civil helicopters

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Mar
05
2015

Bell Helicopter and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

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FORT WORTH, TX (March 5, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Mar
05
2015

DONALDSON RECEIVES EASA APPROVAL FOR AW139 INLET BARRIER FILTER INSTALLATION

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MINNEAPOLIS, MN — MARCH 4, 2015 — Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced that Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval for installation of Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the AW139. EASA’s issuance of a type certificate in February 2015 will allow more operators of the intermediate-size AgustaWestland helicopter to maximize protection for its twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67C engines. They also will save tens of thousands of euros per aircraft in maintenance costs while preserving more power for mission performance.

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Mar
05
2015

LCI TO LEASE SECOND AW139 TO HELISERVICE

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5 March, 2015 –LCI Helicopters, the helicopter leasing arm of the Libra Group, has entered into an agreement to lease a second new AgustaWestland AW139 to HeliService international, a leading provider of offshore services in the North Sea and Baltic regions, as it continues with its expansion plans.

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Mar
05
2015

LORD Corporation’s Active Vibration Control System Selected by Korea Aerospace Industries for the KUH MEDEVAC Helicopter

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(Cary, NC – March 4, 2014) – LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Korea Aerospace Industries, LTD. (KAI) for the KUH MEDEVAC variant of the successful KUH Surion.

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Mar
05
2015

Donaldson Developing New Filtration Solutions for Civil and Military Rotorcraft - AviationPros.com

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Donaldson Developing New Filtration Solutions for Civil and Military RotorcraftAviationPros.comORLANDO, FL — MARCH 3, 2015 — Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE:

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Mar
05
2015

Metro Aviation unveils new Operational Control Center

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Metro Aviation recently upgraded and expanded its Operational Control Center (OCC) at its headquarters in Shreveport, Louisiana. The OCC is the central control point for Metro’s fleet of over 130 aircraft.

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Mar
05
2015

Airbus Helicopters unveils twin-engine H160 rotorcraft - Aerospace Technology

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Airbus Helicopters unveils twin-engine H160 rotorcraftAerospace TechnologyAirbus Helicopters has unveiled H160, a twin-engine 5.5t-6t class rotorcraft, at the ongoing Heli-Expo 2015 event in Orlando,

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Mar
05
2015

Government helicopters drop bombs on Syrian city - killing at least 10 people - Irish Independent

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Irish IndependentGovernment helicopters drop bombs on Syrian city - killing at least 10 peopleIrish IndependentA civil defence member attempts to put out a fire from a burning vehicle at a site hit by

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Mar
05
2015

Composite Helicopters to certify new models - AOPA Pilot

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FlightglobalComposite Helicopters to certify new modelsAOPA PilotNew Zealand's Composite Helicopters has made good on a 2011 promise to move from carbon fiber kit helicopters to fully certified

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Mar
05
2015

'Dominatrix of helicopters' charges on - AOPA Pilot

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AOPA Pilot'Dominatrix of helicopters' charges onAOPA PilotTilton, who has become known as “the dominatrix of MD Helicopters” because she frequently wears black leather and boots, recounted her wins

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Mar
05
2015

Robinson Helicopter betting on future growth - AOPA Pilot

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AOPA PilotRobinson Helicopter betting on future growthAOPA PilotIn recent years the country's largest-volume producer of general aviation aircraft has been Robinson Helicopter Co. But a weak showing

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Mar
04
2015

Federal government helicopter lands on Sayville street - Newsday

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myfoxny.comFederal government helicopter lands on Sayville streetNewsdayA pilot landed a helicopter on Browns River Road in Sayville on Wednesday evening over concerns with the weather, Suffolk police

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Mar
04
2015

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship for Puerto Rico Native Cristina Gonzalez

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(ORLANDO, FLORIDA – March 4, 2015) Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company once again sponsored a Whirly Girl Scholarship. Pilot Cristina Gonzalez from Puerto Rico was announced as the 2015 winner of the scholarship.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky Awarded $8M Contract for Phase 1 ALIAS Program from DARPA

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STRATFORD, Connecticut -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded the company an $8 million contract for Phase 1 of the Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Team Begins Final Assembly of Second Aircraft

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center.

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Mar
04
2015

First AW119Kx Helicopter Delivered to China

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental announced today the delivery of the first AW119Kx helicopter to China. The privately owned single-engine eight-place cabin class aircraft will be used for passenger transport. The first delivery of an AW119Kx to a Chinese customer follows the signing of a distributorship agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental in 2013 and the opening of a regional business headquarters in Shanghai in 2014.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky to Expand iFly Application to Include S-76D Helicopters

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STRATFORD, Connecticut -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced its expansion of the iFly SikorskyTM iPad application (app) to include support for S-76DTM helicopters. The iFly Sikorsky app is a flight calculator application that replicates common performance calculations outlined in helicopter model-specific flight manuals. This is the first version of the application that includes the S-76D™ helicopter model.

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Mar
04
2015

AAR Signs Contract for Two AW189 Helicopters for Falkland Islands Search & Rescue Requirement

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland announced today it has signed a contract with AAR Airlift Group to provide two new generation AW189 helicopters to perform search and rescue in the Falkland Islands.

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Mar
04
2015

EASA Approves Type Certification for S-76D™ Helicopter​

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ORLANDO, Florida -The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement with National Operations Centre, Air Division in Trinidad and Tobago for Bell 429 and Bell 412EPI

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Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) to the National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract was signed by NOCAD Executive Director Mr. Garvin Heerah in a formal signing ceremony at HAI.

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Mar
04
2015

Sikorsky S-76D™ Kicks off International Demonstration Tour​

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that an S-76D™ helicopter will embark on an international demonstration tour beginning next week in Southeast Asia. The announcement was made at Sikorsky’s booth at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

AgustaWestland Expands Presence in European Corporate Helicopter Market with New Contracts

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland is experiencing a continued expansion of its presence in the European corporate helicopter market with new sales signed recently for four helicopters comprising one GrandNew light twin, two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. Deliveries will be completed by 2017

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Mar
04
2015

Airbus Helicopters Inc. to demonstrate first comprehensive HUMS Health and Flight Data System for light and medium helicopters

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ORLANDO, Fla. (March 4, 2015) –Airbus Helicopters Inc., the U.S. affiliate of Airbus Helicopters, is collaborating with Ultra Electronics-Flightline Systems, of Victor, N.Y. to evaluate the first comprehensive and integrated Health Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and Flight Data Monitoring (HFDM) system to evaluate the potential to make these systems standard equipment on Part 27 and light Part 29 helicopters of the Airbus Helicopter family.

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Mar
04
2015

FAA Certifies Sikorsky S-92® Gross Weight Expansion and TCAS II​

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of a gross weight expansion (GWE) for the S-92® helicopter production configuration. The GWE increases the maximum take-off gross weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. In addition to GWE, the FAA also certified Sikorsky’s S-92 helicopter integrated Traffic Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) II. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

First Bell 407GX Sold to Italian Customer at Heli-Expo

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Orlando, FL (March 4, 2015) – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 407GX to Italy-based, Elicompany. The aircraft, configured for corporate and VIP transport and charter, will be the first Bell 407GX to operate in Italy, and was the first sale conducted by Bell Helicopter’s new office in Milan, Italy.

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Mar
04
2015

Associated Aircraft Group Earns FAA Diamond Award of Excellence

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ORLANDO, Florida -Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that Associated Aircraft Group (AAG®), a Sikorsky subsidiary company, has earned the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Diamond Award of Excellence for 2014. This coveted award is given to employers with 100 percent employee participation in an FAA-approved aviation maintenance training program. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

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Mar
04
2015

Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award for life-saving helicopter missions presented to Snohomish County Rescue Team

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ORLANDO, Fla. (Mar 4, 2015) – For its work conducting critical life-saving rescue missions, the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, based in Everett, Wash., has been awarded the Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award.

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Mar
04
2015

MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

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Finmeccanica – AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental of China announced today that MIT Group of China will operate a total of six AW119Kx single engine helicopters to perform emergency medical service missions. Deliveries will start in summer 2015 and are expected to be completed by early 2016. Operational readiness will be achieved in March 2016. MIT Group also plans to further expand the fleet with an additional helicopter in the coming months.

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Mar
04
2015

HAI Chairman, Gale Wilson, Leads Hillcrest Aircraft Company to IS-BAO Stage 1 Registration

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ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce that Hillcrest Aircraft Company has achieved IS-BAO Stage 1 registration. The IS-BAO registration is awarded by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) only to those aircraft operators who have demonstrated a commitment to establishing an effective and appropriate safety management system.

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