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Jan
29
2020

Leonardo: contract with Suzuyo for the establishment of comprehensive AW139 training capabilities in Japan

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced at Heli-Expo the purchase of an AW139 Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) by Suzuyo & Co of Japan. The AW139 FFS will be manufactured by Leonardo in collaboration with CAE and installed at Suzuyo & Co facilities located in Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport and will be operated by its subsidiary Shizuoka Air Commuter Corporation (SACC). The contract marks the introduction of the first AW139 FFS in Japan which will further enhance safety and operation training effectiveness.

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Jan
29
2020

Leonardo: the AW189K helicopter achieves first market success with Gulf Helicopters as launch customer

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is strengthening its leading position in the super medium helicopter market by announcing the launch customer for the all new AW189K variant. Gulf Helicopters of Qatar, a major force in the offshore transport sector and an established AW139 and AW189 operator, will introduce the AW189K into service in the second half of 2020. The AW189 has already demonstrated it is one of the Company’s most successful models through its sales, deliveries and flight hours.

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Jan
29
2020

Safran signs contract to support Portuguese EH101 Merlin engines

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a 10-year contract with Portuguese Air Force (Força Aérea Portuguesa) to support Portuguese RTM322-powered EH101 Merlin fleet. Over 38 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP).

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Jan
29
2020

Papillon picks Web Manuals for digital revamp

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Anaheim, California: January 29, 2020: Papillon Airways is announcing its deployment of Web Manuals, the world leader in aviation document digitization solutions, to support the revamp of its company manuals, improving compliance and safety across its helicopter fleet.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Approved to Develop AW139 Intermediate & Tail Gear Box Capability

Posted by jhadmin

January 29 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is working with Leonardo Helicopters to establish AW139 Intermediate and Tail Gear Box (IGB, TGB) MRO capability as a Leonardo Helicopters Authorized Component Repair Centre. This new capability is being established at the Heli-One Canada facility in Delta, British Columbia and will give operators additional options for IGB & TGB maintenance services.

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Jan
29
2020

PURPLE HEART HOMES ENTERS 2020 WITH SUCCESSFUL END TO 2019

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Statesville, NC – January 29, 2020. Purple Heart Homes (PHHUSA – www.PHHUSA.org) is pleased to announce that it has ended 2019 – and the 2010-2019 decade - having experienced substantial growth.

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Jan
29
2020

Installation of a Digital Heading Indicator in Airbus H125 Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

The RCA1510 digital heading indicator from RC Allen works completely independently. The system only requires a connection to the power supply and an external GPS antenna. Since the digital heading indicator does not have a mechanical gyroscope, it is much more accurate than conventional heading indicators. A further advantage is the brightness control of the screen which improves the visibility for the pilot. The indicator fits into a standard 3-inch panel cutout and is fixed with four screws.

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Tags: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG
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Jan
29
2020

Bell and Wintershall Dea Set Sights for Innovative North Sea Operations

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During HAI 2020, Bell announced their collaboration with Norwegian oil and gas operator, Wintershall Dea Norge AS, to bring enhanced helicopter operational safety to the North Sea.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Norway Opens New Engine Testing Stand

Posted by jhadmin

January 29 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has opened a new engine test stand at their Stavanger, Norway location. This test stand features state-of-the-art technology that reduces testing times through automation and upgraded equipment. The stand supports the facility’s engine shop servicing the Safran Makila 1A engine variant.

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Jan
29
2020

Heli-One Develops New H225 Modifications

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January 29, 2020 – Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed several new H225 modifications for HEMS purpose. The modifications are a modular medical equipment wall and stretcher installation. These modifications support HEMS teams with improved flexibility and efficiency while maintaining patient and crew safety.

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Jan
29
2020

Metro Aviation celebrates delivery of first American-made EC145e

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29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation today announced the delivery of the first American-made EC145e, which was completed for Duke Life Flight of Duke Health based in Durham, North Carolina. This is the first of two EC145e aircraft with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) capability that Metro is completing for the program.

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Jan
29
2020

Helicopter Flight Training Center hires Robert Stevenson as sales director

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29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, announced today the hire of Robert Stevenson, a 20- year industry veteran, as its training center sales director.

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Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Tennessee Valley Authority Will Add Four Bell Aircraft to Existing Fleet

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Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will add four Bell aircraft including two Bell 429 and the first two IFR configured Bell 407GXi aircraft to their fleet, bringing their total to six Bell aircraft.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo celebrates longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements with major official distributors at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo is celebrating at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2020 the longstanding partnerships and outstanding achievements of some of its official distributors who have contributed to the growing success and presence of its helicopters worldwide. Among them, Sloane Helicopters, Mitsui Bussan Aerospace and Rotortrade have supported the introduction or the growth of several models in key regions in recent years.

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Jan
28
2020

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines.

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Jan
28
2020

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly online interface. Safran is reinforcing the service’s customization possibilities and improves the user experience.

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Jan
28
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS RECEIVES FIRST STC FOR GARMIN GTN750H NAVIGATOR IN AS-365() DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.

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Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters launches new collaborative customer portal and online Marketplace

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a number of improvements to its digital services ecosystem based on feedback from customers, including the new collaborative AirbusWorld customer portal and an online Marketplace making e-commerce practices from the consumer world available to Airbus customers.

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Jan
28
2020

Shell Aircraft looking to introduce the H160 into service

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation.

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Jan
28
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS RECEIVES FIRST STC FOR GARMIN GTN750H NAVIGATOR IN AS-365() DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.

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Tags: Airbus Maxcraft Avionics
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Jan
28
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces Agreement with SAF Celebrates 25 Years in Business

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(ANAHEIM, Calif.—January 28, 2020) Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced today from HELI EXPO as part of their year-long 25th Anniversary Celebration the signing of an official agreement with French-based Secours Aérien Français (SAF- French Air Rescue)

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Tags: ASU Aviation Specialties Unlimited SAF- French Air Rescue Secours Aérien Français


Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit to Receive the First Bell Manufactured Public Safety Configured Bell 505

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, Calif. (28 January 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today a signed purchase agreement with Alameda County Sheriff’s Office Air Support Unit for a public safety configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X.

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Jan
28
2020

Robinson Newscopters Deliver News in Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — Robinson Newscopters continue to make inroads into major media markets in the U.S. with Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida, becoming the latest to employ Robinson Electric News Gathering (ENG) helicopters.

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Jan
28
2020

NASA places order for three Airbus H135 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
28
2020

MD HELICOPTERS CAPITALIZES ON JOINT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR SINGLE AND TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has expanded and enhanced helicopter production capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona, world headquarters. Certified as a joint military and commercial manufacturing and completion center, with both Government (“GFRC”) and FAA oversight, MDHI has improved the production processes for its full range of single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft.

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Jan
28
2020

UNIVERSAL AVIONICS INSIGHT™ DISPLAY SYSTEM SELECTED FOR MD HELICOPTERS’ MD 900/902 EXPLORER

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters.

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Tags: MD Helicopters MDHI UA Universal Avionics
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Jan
28
2020

KAMAN K-MAX® ADVANCES CIVIL AND MILITARY AUTONOMOUS FLIGHT PROGRAMS

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LOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2020-- Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), today announced the advancement of its military and commercial K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) programs. Kaman continues the development of the next generation of K-MAX UAS to support US Marine Corps future operating concepts. These logistics systems add flexibility and speed of distribution to all sizes of ground formations, while reducing the risk to our service men and women. “We have a combat proven system that sustained over 95% readiness while in the field. Looking ahead the next generation aircraft will leverage advancements in unmanned technologies and will add new autonomy capabilities,” said Romin Dasmalchi, Senior Director Business Development of the Kaman Air Vehicles division.

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Jan
28
2020

Maverick Helicopters announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly.

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Tags: Airbus Helicopters EC130 B4 Maverick Helicopters
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Jan
28
2020

Kopter presents the SH09 final design features at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, USA, January 28, 2020 - Kopter presented the final design features of its next generation single engine helicopter at a press briefing held on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020.

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Jan
28
2020

ERICKSON ANNOUNCES THE S-64F+ AIR CRANE® HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced at Heli Expo, a new production line of the legacy Air Crane introducing the S-64F+ to the market.

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