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Mar
04
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Colexico, CA

Posted by jhadmin

The commercial pilot reported that during an aerial application flight, he sprayed a row on the field and climbed to avoid wires on the south side of the field. He then made a right turn and began his descent back to the field. After he cleared the wires, he entered the field on the spray line and began raising the collective. He noticed that the torque gauge was responding, however, the rate of descent was not being halted and the helicopter subsequently impacted the ground and came to rest on its right side.

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Mar
03
2020

Pratt & Whitney Presents The Disruptor Award at GoFly Final Fly Off

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HARTFORD, Conn., – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), presented The Disruptor Award to teTra Aviation, a team from Tokyo, Japan, at the GoFly Prize Final Fly Off competition on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Moffett Federal Airfield at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Pratt & Whitney was an overall corporate sponsor of the GoFly Prize and also provided The Disruptor Award, a $100,000 prize that recognized the team that was truly innovative, who went beyond in developing their personal flying device.

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Mar
03
2020

Boeing reveals its U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft design

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MESA, Ariz., March 3, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is offering the U.S. Army an agile, fully integrated, purpose-built system for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) prototype competition.

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Mar
03
2020

Universal Avionics Announces Certification for ClearVision™ EFVS

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Tucson, AZ - March 3, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA) announces European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with SkyLens™ Head-Wearable Display (HWD).

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Tags: ClearVision EASA EFS HWD SkyLens UA Universal Avionics
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Mar
02
2020

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL NOW OFFERS TRAINING FOR THE PILATUS PC-24 SUPER VERSATILE JET IN PARIS

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LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (March 2, 2020) – FlightSafety International announces that training for the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet is now available at its Paris Le Bourget Learning Center. FlightSafety also offers training for the PC-24 in Dallas, Texas.

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Mar
02
2020

NAASCO ANNOUNCES STARTER GENERATOR OVERHAUL CAPABILITIES FOR THE ROBINSON - R66 TURBINE HELICOPTER

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Shirley, NY, March 2, 2020 – Answering the call of hundreds of R66 distributors, repair stations, and operators around the world citing complaints about predatory pricing, quality, and turn times, NAASCO has spent thousands of man-hours in developing an affordable option to the OEM. As a result, NAASCO has obtained FAA approval for its repair process on the RR30000412 starter using OEM or superior parts and can issue a dual release FAA/EASA 8130 tag for the overhaul and other repairs performed on these units.

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Mar
02
2020

ERICKSON DEBUTS COMPOSITE MAIN ROTOR BLADES

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades.

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Mar
02
2020

Robb Report Names Bell Nexus the Best VTOL Vehicle of 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Each year at CES, the Bell Nexus continues to impress global consumers as the innovative electric vertical takeoff and lift(eVTOL) vehicle that will alleviate traffic congestion and solve common transportation woes. In 2019, the aircraft made its debut, capturing enough attention to be named one of the eight best aircraft of 2019 by the Robb Report.

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Mar
02
2020

Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Program Awarded Second Low Rate Initial Production Contract As Flight Tests Progress

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ORLANDO, Fla., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million. The award follows a string of significant program milestones in 2019, including first flight, a Milestone C decision by the Air Force, and award of the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract for 10 aircraft. The HH-60W is an all-new helicopter based on the proven UH-60M Black Hawk and customized for the U.S. Air Force's rescue mission.

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Mar
02
2020

Bristow and Schiebel carry out UK’s first unmanned search and rescue aircraft trial

Posted by jhadmin

INTERNATIONAL aviation leader Bristow is carrying out the UK’s first trial of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for lifesaving operations in maritime and land environments, in partnership with Schiebel Group. Bristow is the provider of the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Service.

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Mar
02
2020

AeroBrigham to debut external load technology

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March 2, 2020, Decatur, TX - Fixed and rotary wing MRO specialist, AeroBrigham will exhibit new external load technology from Swiss Rotor Solutions during the Aerial Firefighting North America exhibition in Sacramento, California, U.S.A. The Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) external load window technology is developed for the AStar series light single engine turbine helicopters and will be installed by AeroBrigham.

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Tags: Aerial Firefighting North America AeroBrigham MPVK Swiss Rotor Solutions The Maximum Pilot View Kit
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Feb
28
2020

2019 General Aviation Survey is Open Now

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON– The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 42nd Annual General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey is open February 24 to July 10, 2020. This voluntary survey is distributed by mail to a representative sample of GA and on-demand Part 135 aircraft owners and operators. Survey participants may complete the survey online or by mail.

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Feb
27
2020

Universal Avionics Appoints Don Milum as U.S. Senior Sales Manager

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, Arizona - February 27, 2020 – Robert Clare, Universal Avionics (UA) Director of Business Aviation Aftermarket Sales, announces that Mr. Don Milum has been appointed to the position of U.S. Senior Sales Manager. Don is based in Kansas City, Missouri U.S. and in his new role, will oversee the UA Sales team as well as the Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network in the U.S.

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Feb
27
2020

NTSB Final Report: Calhoun, GA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 16, 2016, about 1315 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1, N6148D, was substantially damaged after it experienced ground resonance while on a taxiway at the Tom B David Field Airport (CZL), Calhoun, Georgia. The commercial pilot and a commercial pilot rated passenger were not injured. The helicopter was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated about 15 minutes earlier from CZL.

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Feb
26
2020

Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 Prepares for the Opening Next Week

Posted by jhadmin

Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 (AFF North America 2020) Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the aerial firefighting domain. Hosted at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California between 4 and 5 March, the event features an array of presentations on a diverse range of subjects.

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Feb
26
2020

Thomas Hundt appointed Executive Vice-President Finance at Airbus Helicopters

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Marignane, 26 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director for Airbus Helicopters Germany.

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Feb
26
2020

AIR METHODS ANNOUNCES IN-NETWORK AGREEMENT WITH BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF WYOMING

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CHEYENNE, Wyo., -- Air Methods, the leading air medical service provider, recently announced that it has agreed to an in-network contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming to provide its members with Air Methods’ critical care in the air services at discounted in-network rates.

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Feb
26
2020

Chance to see British-made Navy helicopters and radio tech from Leonardo on-board the UK’s new HMS Prince of Wales aircraft carrier in Liverpool Liverpool 26 February 2020 10:00

Posted by jhadmin

Liverpool, 26th February 2020 – Visitors to the aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales, which will dock in Liverpool to welcome members of the public from February 29 to March 1, will be able to see advanced military helicopters and other UK-manufactured technology from defence and security company Leonardo on-board. In pride of place will be Leonardo’s AW159 Wildcat and AW101 Merlin helicopters, which keep watch over the carrier and the surrounding seas, ensuring the ship and its crew are well protected from enemy submarines, surface ships, aircraft and missiles.

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Feb
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro

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Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association. Plans for services are still being determined and will be shared as soon as they are available.

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Feb
26
2020

CHC Helicopter Announces Theme, Opens Call for Papers for 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

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IRVING, TX – February 25, 2020 – CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the call for papers of the event. The 16th annual Summit will take place September 15 – 17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. This year’s theme is “2020 Vision: Maintaining Our Focus on the Future Without Forgetting the Past.”

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Feb
25
2020

Bell Training Academy Prioritizes Safety with Fleetwide Installation of the Pulselite® System

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The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. The Pulselite System has been proven to significantly reduce bird strikes and decrease midair and ground collisions.

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Feb
25
2020

NTSB Final Report: Beattyville, KY

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On February 7, 2017, about 0520 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC 135, N135LG, was substantially damaged following a hard landing near Beattyville, Kentucky. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter departed from the Mt. Sterling base (IOB), Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and was destined for St. Helens, Kentucky. Visual meteorological conditions

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Feb
24
2020

Global Medical Response to Acquire Two FRASCA Helicopter FTDs

Posted by jhadmin

February 24, 2020. Urbana, IL. Global Medical Response, headquartered in Greenwood Village Colorado, has placed an order for two FRASCA Level 7 Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs), which will support aviation training for two of its air medical operations. Guardian Flight will begin using the Airbus H125 FTD, and Med-Trans Corporation will start using the Bell 407GX FTD for both initial and recurrent pilot training.

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Feb
24
2020

NTSB Final Report: Santa Barbara, CA

Posted by jhadmin

On May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345.

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Feb
21
2020

Safran opens new CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines has today celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter Engines. Launched in September 2015 and after a total investment of 50 M€, CAP 2020 represents a significant upgrade to the Tarnos facility. Now with 1,550 employees, Tarnos is the manufacturer’s second largest facility.

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Feb
21
2020

Kopter participated in the Singapore Airshow to increase visibility in Asia

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Mollis, Switzerland, February 21, 2020 - As part of Kopter’s commitment to develop its presence in Asia-Pacific, we took part in the 2020 edition of the Singapore Air Show held last 11th to 16th February. We exhibited on the Swiss Pavilion alongside other players of the Swiss Aviation Industry and jointly with Athen Development, a Singapore-based firm supporting our business activities in the region.

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Feb
21
2020

Kopter receives Production Organization Approval from FOCA

Posted by jhadmin

This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ramp up its light single-engine SH09 helicopter.

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Feb
21
2020

NTSB Final Report: Encino, TX

Posted by jhadmin

The purpose of the flight was to capture a bull with a net gun. While the pilot was maneuvering at low altitude, the gunner fired the net at a bull. The net deployed and ensnared the helicopter's skid and the bull. The bull continued to run, dragging the helicopter down, which resulted in the helicopter's collision with terrain.

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Feb
21
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Charlotte, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On January 24, 2020, at 1750 central standard time, a Robinson R22, N8364Y, impacted terrain during landing on field near Charlotte, Texas. The helicopter received substantial damage. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to Flying J Services LLC and was operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was destined to Jourdanton, Texas.

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Feb
21
2020

Sikorsky Receives Second Contract To Build Presidential Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

STRATFORD, Conn., Feb. 20, 2020 -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), will build six production VH-92A® Presidential Helicopters under a contract from the U.S Navy. These helicopters are part of the 23 aircraft program of record for the U.S. Marine Corps.

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Tags: Lockheed Martin Marines Presidential Helicopter Sikorsky US Navy VH-92A
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