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Jan
27
2020

Life Flight Network Announces Closure of Rexburg, Idaho Base

Posted by jhadmin

Aurora, Ore., — Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air and ground medical transport program serving the western United States, is closing its Rexburg, Idaho rotor-wing base due to declining reimbursement rates. The base closed January 24, 2020. Life Flight Network will continue to serve eastern Idaho from its other bases in Idaho and Montana. All employees at the Rexburg base have been offered other positions within the company.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ADDS NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO ROADRUNNER® EFI

Posted by jhadmin

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 - Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN).

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS’ READIES ITS AIRBORNE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR VARIOUS AIRBUS HELICOPTER PLATFORMS

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145.

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Jan
27
2020

MD HELICOPTERS TO FEATURE FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MD 530F AND ADVANCED MD 530G BLOCK II LIGHT SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTER HAI HELI-EXPO 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 27, 2020 - At the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two aircraft representing the two largest segments of the company’s global customer base, law enforcement and military. The MD Helicopters booth, #6815, will feature an MD 530F operated by Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) alongside the next generation of its proven light scout attack helicopter family, the MD 530G Block II (BII).

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Jan
24
2020

Airwolf is extending the benefits of True Blue Power® Lithium-ion Batteries to over 18 turbine helicopter models

Posted by jhadmin

Middlefield, Ohio. -- Airwolf Aerospace is expanding its cost saving product line with new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) that will allow the installation of True Blue Power’s, ultra-lightweight fast charging, low maintenance, field proven, TSO approved lithium-ion main ship batteries on all variants of: Airbus H-125 (AStar), H-130, H-135, H-145, Bell, 206, 206L/L3/L4, 407, Enstrom 480, MD369, MD500 and MD600, helicopters. European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and National Civil Agency of Brazil (ANAC) STC’s will follow the FAA certification. The STC project for the helicopters listed above is in the final stages. Certification should be received and the battery STC Kits will be available at the end of Q1 2020. Helicopter models such as Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1, and Leonardo AW119 and AW139 will follow later in 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

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North Texas-based YES Communications owners Kelley Parlier and Jim Kettles have announced the formation of a new company to provide trade show exhibit rental equipment for their growing client base. The new company, YES Rentals, will offer flooring, tables, chairs, counters, banner stands, and other specialized equipment up to and including complete exhibits for trade show exhibit rental clients. Additionally, YES Communications has added warehousing and co-located offices in the Dallas area to further support their customers with storage as well as freight services with improved support and management.

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Jan
24
2020

Twirly Birds Announce the 2020 Les Morris Award Recipient

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International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Lifetime Twirly Bird member and past president, Mr. Steve Sullivan. As an industry veteran, past Chairman and board member of HAI, Sullivan began his flying career almost 60 years ago as an ROTC flight training student followed by U.S. Army Rotary Wing flight training and deployment to Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Sullivan remained in the U.S. Army Reserves in various Command and Staff assignments until the early 1980’s.

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Jan
24
2020

Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

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Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades.

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Jan
24
2020

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

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Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that allow crews to operate inside and outside of the aircraft with full duplex crew communication via wireless intercom. Twelve airframes will be eventually delivered to Cal Fire, all equipped with the Axnes wireless intercom and designed to improve crew safety, situational awareness, enhanced communication, and efficiencies.

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Jan
24
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo Anaheim (Booth 2436)

Posted by jhadmin

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th - 30th, 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

Bristow and Era to Merge, Forming a Larger, More Diverse and Financially Stronger Global Industry Leader

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HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) and Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced today that they entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in an all-stock transaction, creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification.

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Jan
23
2020

AEM Loudspeaker System Selected for Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk

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Kelowna, BC, - Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), a subsidiary of Structural Monitoring Systems Plc. was selected to supply the loudspeaker systems for seven new Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk helicopters, three of which were delivered to California in December. United Rotorcraft and Sikorsky selected AEM’s LS1320 loudspeaker system to provide air-to-ground communication for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, with more Firehawk systems on order.

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Jan
23
2020

Metro Aviation offers insider access to its completion center

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23 January 2020 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation today released a rare inside look at its completion process. With nearly 40 years of completion experience, customers have continuously praised the quality of work and unmatched customer service.

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Jan
23
2020

Helicopter Foundation International Changes Name

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Alexandria, Va. – Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), HAI’s charitable arm, is undergoing a name change that more closely identifies the nonprofit organization’s role in supporting HAI missions. Effective January 13, 2020, the name officially changed to the HAI Foundation.

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Jan
23
2020

Travis County STAR Flight selects Axnes PNG for new AW169 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the integration of the PNG wireless intercom system for multi-mission provider, Travis County STAR Flight. Based in Austin, Texas, STAR Flight has recently taken delivery of three AW169 airframes as part of a fleet modernization program to support their air medical transport, hoist, and fire suppression operations.

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Jan
23
2020

HAI Board Chair and New President to Address Media at HAI HELI-EXPO

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Helicopter Association International (HAI) Board Chair Jan Becker, and new President and CEO James Viola, are holding a press conference on Monday, January 27 at 1:00 PM (local) at the Anaheim Convention Center. The press conference will take place in the HAI News Conference Room (213A), and all media are invited to attend.

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Jan
23
2020

United Kingdom MFTS orders four more H145s

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Oxford, 22 January, 2020 – Airbus Helicopters in the UK is to provide four additional H145 helicopters as part of an expansion of the UK Military Flight Training System (UKMFTS).

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Jan
23
2020

Dallas Avionics to Distribute Aero Dynamix Products

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(DALLAS, TEXAS) – Dallas Avionics, Inc., announced today that the company would distribute Aero Dynamix products.

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Jan
22
2020

Genesys Aerosystems Offers New Line of Digital Radios

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Mineral Wells, TX (January 22, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems, a leading provider of EFIS and autopilot solutions, announced today a new product line, the Genesys Digital Radio (GDR).

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Jan
22
2020

YES Communications acquires warehouse with adjoining offices

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As part of its ongoing support improvement, YES Communications will now offer comprehensive warehouse storage for client exhibits and trade show equipment. The company offices are also located at their warehouse facility in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex. YES specializes in complete trade show exhibit and support before, during and after an event. Additionally, YES Communications can provide customized plans for show services, shipping, exhibit installation, dismantle, and storage as well as design, construction and management of trade show exhibits, graphics, and related items.

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Jan
22
2020

Turnkey Pipeline/Powerline Inspection H125 Helicopter with State of the Art B1 Camera System Debuted at HAI Heli Expo 2020

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Los Angeles (January 22, 2020) – SHOTOVER, a developer of high-performance stabilized aerial camera systems, announced today the debut of a custom utility configured Airbus H125 helicopter with the new SHOTOVER B1 installed at HAI Heli Expo in Anaheim, CA. The [first of its kind] installation was completed by EuroTec and features the B1 camera system and will be on display throughout the show at EuroTec’s booth (3636).

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Jan
22
2020

Rotor Accessories Releases Headset Controller Cradle for Bose and Lightspeed Headsets

Posted by jhadmin

Los Angeles, California — Rotor Accessories, the makers of the innovative Blade Sock, have created another practical solution to a common helicopter pilot problem. With the creation of the Headset Controller Cradle, pilots can now neatly manage their headset controller by sliding it into the cradle and hanging the whole unit on the R22/R44/R66 headset hook. This takes the weight of the unit and anchors it to the hook on the helicopter, keeping it out of the way of the pilot while reducing stress on the intercom connection.

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Jan
22
2020

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG) Acquires World Aviation Corporation (WAC)

Posted by jhadmin

Atlanta, GA – January 22, 2020 – Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today the acquisition of Toronto, Ontario based World Aviation Corporation (WAC). WAC specializes in the rewind and repair of rotary and static electrical (air and oil-cooled) generator and motor sub-components.

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Jan
21
2020

Bell Boeing CMV-22B Osprey Successfully Completes First Flight

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AMARILLO, Texas, Jan. 21, 2020 — The first CMV-22B Osprey, built by Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, completed first flight operations at Bell’s Amarillo Assembly Center. The CMV-22B is the latest variant of the tiltrotor fleet, joining the MV-22 and CV-22 used by the U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Air Force.

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Jan
21
2020

Airbus displays its customer-centric solutions at Heli-Expo 2020

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Marignane, 21 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters will be showcasing its civil range of helicopters at Heli-Expo 2020, which runs from 28-30 January at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

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Jan
21
2020

QAI Aerospace, Acquires Pittsburgh Air Radio

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(PITTSBURGH, Pa., 1/21/2020) QAI Aerospace (QAI), announced today they have reached an agreement to purchase Pittsburgh Air Radio (PAR), an FAA certified 145 repair facility specializing in avionics installations, upgrades and modifications located at Allegheny County Airport in Pittsburgh, PA.

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Jan
21
2020

FLIGHTSAFETY TEXTRON AVIATION TRAINING SELECTED AS THE EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROVIDER FOR GARMIN G5000-EQUIPPED CESSNA CITATION EXCEL AND CITATION XLS AIRCRAFT

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NEW YORK – FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training has been selected as the exclusive training provider for Garmin G5000-equipped Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft.

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Jan
21
2020

Elbit Systems Successfully Demonstrates High-Altitude High-Precision Aerial Firefighting Solution

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Haifa, Israel, 21 January, 2020 - Elbit Systems completed a successful field demonstration of its patented Hydrop system, an innovative solution enabling high-altitude high-precision aerial firefighting. The field demonstration took place recently as part of an exercise led by the Israel Fire and Rescue Authority. During the exercise two Air Tractor aircraft from the Israeli Fire Fighting Squadron were directed to extinguish a burning field, from as high as 500 ft., more than four times higher than the average altitude of a standard aerial firefighting sortie. Using the HyDrop system each aircraft launched 1.6-tons of 140-gram liquid pellets in a computed ballistic trajectory, achieving a precise hit with saturation of 1-2 liter per 1 square meter.

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Jan
21
2020

AVIDYNE INTRODUCES AVIDYNE HELIOS™ MULTIFUNCTION FLIGHT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ROTORCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Melbourne, Florida – January 21, 2020-– Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, ADS-B and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced their new dzus-mounted Avidyne Helios multifunction flight management system (FMS) for helicopters.

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Jan
21
2020

An Easier Upgrade Path to Flightcell DZMx for Existing Satcom Users

Posted by jhadmin

Flightcell International are simplifying the replacement of legacy satellite equipment. Operators can now upgrade to the latest satellite & cellular hybrid technology, with minimal cost and minimal downtime.

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