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Sep
07
2020

Tour de France 2020 helicopter protected by FLARM

Posted by jhadmin

The Tour de France 2020 helicopter, an Aérospatiale AS-350 BA Ecureuil with tail number F-GKMB, has been equipped with a PowerFLARM collision avoidance system (in French) to protect it from mid-air collisions with the many aircraft in the area. The PowerFLARM can warn not only about collisions with other FLARM equipped aircraft but also with ADS-B Out and transponder equipped aircraft.

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Sep
07
2020

Curtiss-Wright Selected to Provide Ultra Small Form Factor Flight Computer and Ethernet Switch for New All-Electric Air Taxi

Posted by jhadmin

ASHBURN, Va. – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a proven leading supplier of rugged ultra-small form factor (USFF) processing and networking solutions, today announced that it was awarded a contract to provide an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft developer with a rugged avionics system and networking solutions for use on the company’s new aircraft. The fully electric fixed-wing aircraft, designed to function as a piloted urban air taxi, will use Curtiss-Wright flight control computer and vehicle Ethernet switch solutions during the flight test stage of the new aircraft’s development. Curtiss-Wright USFF electronic subsystems, which are ideal for use on size, weight, power and cost (SWaP-C) constrained airborne platforms, have previously been selected for use on multiple eVTOL development programs in addition to this most recent design win. Under the contract, Curtiss-Wright is supplying the customer with its fully rugged Parvus DuraCOR 311, a USFF embedded computer/controller based on a low-power quad-core Intel® Atom™ E3845 (Bay Trail-I) processor, and the Parvus DuraNET 20-11, a USFF 8-port Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) switch. Both products are optimized for extremely demanding SWaP-C applications, such as space-constrained rotorcraft and unmanned airborne platforms, which are especially sensitive to additional weight that can limit flight duration and/or distance. The DuraCOR 311 measures less than 40 in³ in volume and weighs less than 1.5 lb, while the “pocket-sized” DuraNET 20-11 measures only 10 in3 in volume, and weighs only 0.5 lb.

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Tags: Curtiss-Wright eVTOL
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Sep
07
2020

BRISTOW TO REBRAND AERÓLEO, AFFIRMS COMMITMENT IN BRAZIL

Posted by jhadmin

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil,-- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: VTOL), the largest offshore helicopter operator in the world, announced today it will rename its Aeróleo division in Brazil to Bristow and remain focused on its support of the oil and gas industry and other vertical lift solutions.

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Tags: Aeróleo Brazil Bristow
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Sep
07
2020

ERICKSON INC. AND BELL TEXTRON INC. ANNOUNCE TRANSFER OF TYPE CERTIFICATES FOR BELL MODEL 214ST AND B/B1 HELICOPTERS

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Inc. and Bell Textron Inc. have announced the signed agreements to initiate the transfer of type certificates for the model 214ST and B/B1 helicopters to Erickson Incorporated. The transfer will be processed through the FAA and is expected to be completed near the end of the year.

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Sep
04
2020

TRANSWEST HELICOPTERS RETURNS TO OPERATIONS WITH WELL EQUIPPED BELL 412 EP

Posted by jhadmin

Oliver, BC, Canada – Transwest Helicopters has re-entered operations with a well-equipped Bell 412EP aircraft (C-GTWJ) perfectly suited for utility and fire firefighting applications. The aircraft has undergone a full refurbishment at the Transwest facility and is outfitted with a wire strike kit, the BLR Fast Fin, Strake Kit and BAMBI Max water bucket system as well as several of the Transwest supplemental kits including the Transwest Helicopters Co-Pilot Seat Modification Kit and LH Vertical Reference Door STC which provides added comfort and improved visibility.

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Tags: Bell 412EP Transwest Helicopterts
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Sep
04
2020

Metro Aviation Mechanic receives FAA’s most prestigious Technician award

Posted by jhadmin

04 SEPT 2020 – Shreveport, La. – The Charles Taylor Master Mechanic Award recognizes the lifetime accomplishments of senior mechanics and is awarded to a select group of professionals with 50 or more years of civil and military maintenance experience. Metro Aviation is extremely proud of Metro technician Terry Peed who was recently recognized with the award.

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Sep
04
2020

Morocco, Netherlands, And India To Gain LONGBOW Fire Control Radar For AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

ORLANDO, Florida, Sep. 4, 2020 – The U.S. Army recently awarded LONGBOW Limited Liability Company (LBL), a joint venture of Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), four Foreign Military Sales contracts to provide the AH-64E Apache helicopter AN/APG-78 LONGBOW Fire Control Radar (FCR) to Morocco, Netherlands, UAE and India Army.

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Tags: AH-64E Apache Lockheed Martin LONGBOW Northrop Grumman Corporation US Army
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Sep
03
2020

Leonardo delivers counter-drone technology to the Royal Air Force to support the research and development programme SYNERGIA

Posted by jhadmin

The RAF will also maintain the ORCUS system as an upgraded national standby capability, to be rapidly deployed anywhere in the country in support of emergency services in the event of a drone-based crisis.

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Tags: drone Leonardo
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Sep
03
2020

Universal Avionics Introduces New KAPTURE Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - Universal Avionics (UA) introduces its new KAPTURE line of Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorders (CVR/FDR). The company’s sixth generation of recorders has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) Authorization and meets all of the latest certifications and requirements, including ED-112A compliance, allowing operators to fly around the world.

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Tags: KAPTURE UA Universal Avionics Voice Recorder
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Sep
02
2020

Boeing Delivers SOCOM’s First Next-Gen Chinook Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is delivering new technologies and performance improvements to U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM) with the Block II Chinook helicopter. Boeing’s Philadelphia team recently delivered the first MH-47G Block II Chinook to SOCOM on time.

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Tags: Boeing Chinook MH-47G Block II SOCOM U.S. Special Operations Command
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Sep
02
2020

Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 2 September 2020 – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take -off / landing and hovering) would deliver outstanding services to reach Ogasawara, approximately 1000 km from Tokyo. Missions would be performed in all weather conditions and with limited infrastructural impact thanks to its helicopter-like footprint.

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Tags: AW609 Leonardo Tokyo Metropolitan Government
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Sep
02
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION INSTALLS GARMIN G500H TXI FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEM ON MD 520N HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Sept. 2, 2020 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has been awarded the Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of Garmin’s G500H TXi Flight Display System on MDHI 500N series aircraft.

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Tags: Greenwich Aerogroup Summit Aviation
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Sep
01
2020

Aero Dynamix has received STC# SA09894AC for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Viking De Havilland DH-6-400 Twin Otter Platform

Posted by jhadmin

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announced today that they have received STC# SA09894AC for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Viking De Havilland DH-6-400 Twin Otter platform. “We are extremely proud to add another fixed wing certification to our list of accomplishments in order to support our customers’ needs and demonstrate our team’s expertise” said Everett Horst, ADI’s Sr. Manager Sales and Product Support.

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Tags: Aero Dynamix
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Sep
01
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Logan, IA

Posted by jhadmin

On August 8, 2020, about 1845 central daylight time, a Robinson R-44II helicopter, N89LA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Logan, Iowa. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Sep
01
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Marathon, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On August 8, 2020, at an unknown time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N284S, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Marathon, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured, and the three passengers were fatally injured. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 91 aerial survey flight.

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Tags: Marathon NTSB Report TX
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Aug
31
2020

Helicopter Association International Hires Mike Hertzendorf as VP of Operations

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (August 31, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael J. Hertzendorf (US Army, Ret.) as vice president of operations.

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Aug
31
2020

The StandardAero engine experts are back in your shop!

Posted by jhadmin

Winnipeg, MB. August 2020. - As part of StandardAero’s commitment to supporting our customers worldwide and due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce a new series of technical online events coming up this fall. This three-part webinar series is aimed to assist operators and maintenance crews to enhance their aircraft engine knowledge and help them with common troubleshooting issues.

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Aug
31
2020

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

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Entrol has certified in the Netherlands an H135 FTD Level 3.

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Aug
31
2020

New Airbus H145/135 Helicopter simulator joins training fleet of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT)

Posted by jhadmin

Munich/Filderstadt, August 31, 2020 - Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for training. As a HEMS operator with decades of experience and the world's largest operator of the H145 in civil aviation, the DRF Luftrettung with its academy in Wet Training trains helicopter pilots.

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Tags: H145 Lufthansa Aviation Training
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Aug
31
2020

MD HELICOPTERS RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FOR MD 530F MGTOW INCREASE TO 3,350 POUNDS

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., August 31, 2020 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has received FAA certification to increase its MD 530F single engine helicopter’s internal max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) from 3,100 to 3,350 lb. This increase allows the MD 530F to support extended range, increased mission versatility, more time on target, and additional mission equipment options.

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Aug
31
2020

AeroBrigham continues support of essential air medical providers

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August 31, 2020 - Decatur, Texas - With support of critical healthcare providers more important than ever, AeroBrigham is continuing to provide frontline assistance to air medical operators around the United States. One of these operators is Survival Flight, based in Batesville, Arkansas.

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Aug
26
2020

MedForce Joins Metro Family

Posted by jhadmin

26 AUG 2020 – Shreveport, La. – MedForce Aeromedical Transport is the newest air medical service to join the Metro Family. Founded in 2000, the Quad City helicopter emergency service has provided transport in and around Eastern Iowa, West-Central Illinois, and portions of Northeast Missouri. Metro Aviation will provide aviation services for the program’s two bases located in Colona, Illinois and West Burlington, Iowa.

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Tags: MedForce Aeromedical Transport metro aviation
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Aug
26
2020

AT Systems starts Airworthiness process with US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory

Posted by jhadmin

AT Systems, LLC is proud to announce the start of the Airworthiness Release Process (AWR) as a part of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Aeromedical Laboratory (USAARL) at Fort Rucker, AL.

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Tags: Airworthiness Release Program AT Systems AWR CRADA US Army USAARL
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Aug
24
2020

FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program.

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Tags: drone FAA UAS
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Aug
24
2020

IHSF Compiles Technology List Focused on Reducing Helicopter Accidents

Posted by jhadmin

In an effort to group and identify technology items deemed most likely to eliminate helicopter accidents, the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) has compiled a list of key safety tools based on recommendations from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) and the European Safety Promotion Network–Rotorcraft (https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/safety-management/safety-promotion/european-safety-promotion-network-rotorcraft-espn-r).

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Aug
21
2020

Sweet Helicopters Premium Charters Announces New FlightPlan Program

Posted by jhadmin

(Fort Wayne, Ind.) | Sweet Helicopters, a helicopter charter service company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has launched a membership program called FlightPlanTM that will allow clients to purchase prepaid packages of flight-hour credits at a discounted rate to be used at the clients’ discretion.

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Tags: FlightPlanTM Sweet Helicopters
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Aug
21
2020

TracPlus and Airborne Mission Systems Launch AFDAU-T1 to Simplify Collecting and Reporting Operational Data for Aerial Firefighters

Posted by jhadmin

Global real-time tracking and communications leader, TracPlus, partners with Sydney-based engineering firm to launch the world’s first automatic bucket calibration and digital data collection tool – automating the collection and reporting of aerial firefighting data for NAFC contracts.

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Aug
21
2020

THC purchases 10 Airbus H125 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Riyadh - The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand and support the development of the Kingdom’s wider aviation sector.

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Tags: Airbus H125 Public Investment Fund The Helicopter Company
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Aug
21
2020

Leonardo strengthens helicopter support services in South Africa

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo is strengthening the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in South Africa with a new service centre following the recent acquisition of Precision Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd. This is located at Wonderboom Airport – Pretoria and comprises 2275 m2 of floor space, 450 m2 of workshop and store, and an equivalent amount of office space.

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Tags: Leonardo
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Aug
20
2020

HAI, New Orleans, Industry Gearing Up for HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (August 20, 2020) – HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans is still about seven months away, but that doesn't mean that preparations for the world's largest civil helicopter show and exhibition are lagging.

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Tags: HAI Heli Expo
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