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Aug
03
2020

HAI Announces the Passing of James Wisecup

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (August 3, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) sincerely regrets the passing of industry stalwart and past chairman of the Board of Directors James O. Wisecup. Service information is pending and will be provided when available.

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Jul
31
2020

NTSB Final Report: Cypress Island, WA

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that he began a right orbit off the shore of an island about 20 ft above the water. During the maneuver, the helicopter drifted and struck a tree leaning over the water. The helicopter subsequently lost altitude, impacted the water, and came to rest on its right side. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor blades and fuselage. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident malfunctions or failures with the helicopter that would have precluded normal operation.

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Jul
31
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Mehama, OR

Posted by jhadmin

On July 17, 2020, at about 0854 Pacific daylight time, a Hiller UH-12D helicopter, N2297W, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Mehama, Oregon. The pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Jul
31
2020

Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 UAS For Tactical Reconnaissance And Surveillance

Posted by jhadmin

Vineyard, Utah, – Armasuisse contracted Lockheed Martin (LMT) for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Army.

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Jul
31
2020

HM Coastguard’s first unmanned search and rescue missions undertaken in Wales

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Unmanned aircraft will be flown as safety overwatch in support of search and rescue missions for HM Coastguard for the first time this weekend.

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Jul
31
2020

H+S Aviation Brings Industry Veteran Jim Payton Onboard to Grow CTS800 Programme

Posted by jhadmin

Portsmouth, UK – H+S Aviation, a Signature Aviation Global Engine Services (GES) company, announces the appointment of industry veteran Jim Payton to serve as the Global Strategic Account Executive for the company’s newly acquired CTS800 engine product line. H+S announced in April that it had been appointed the sole maintenance, repair and overhaul provider for the CTS800 engine by Light Helicopter Turbine Engine Company (LHTEC). Jim will partner with the integration team in order to launch the CTS800 programme to operators in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Jul
28
2020

Precision Support Services Completes Remote Maintenance

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July 28, 2020 McMinnville, OR – Precision Support Services, LLC. announced today the completion of multiple remote Guimbal Cabri Annuals.

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Jul
28
2020

VSR700 prototype performs first autonomous free flight

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, 28 July 2020 - The prototype of Airbus Helicopters’ VSR700 unmanned aerial system (UAS) has performed its first free flight. The VSR700 performed a ten minute flight at a drone test centre near Aix-en-Provence in the south of France.

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Jul
27
2020

Safran Helicopter Engines and ZF Aviation Technology strengthen partnership within the European engine market

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Calden, Germany - Safran Helicopter Engines and ZF Aviation Technology have signed today a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) strengthening their collaboration to offer a turboprop engine suitable for European military applications – specifically the unmanned, training and transport sectors. ZF Aviation Technology is also confirmed as a strategic partner for the propeller reduction and accessory gearbox of the Ardiden 3TP engine.

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Jul
27
2020

Aerobits releases combined ADS-B and FLARM collision avoidance system for drones

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Aerobits, the manufacturer of miniature radio technology for civil and military UAVs, has released a combined ADS-B 1090ES and FLARM collision avoidance device weighing only 14 grams. The TR-1F combines a 1090ES squitter (ADS-B Out) with a FLARM system that can detect not only FLARM-equipped aircraft but also other aircraft thanks to its ADS-B In receiver.

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Jul
27
2020

Bell 505 Receives Type Acceptance in Tanzania

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Fort Worth, TX (July 27, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the Bell 505 has been accepted by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) for airworthiness certification in the United Republic of Tanzania, making it the sixth country in Africa to certify the aircraft.

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Jul
24
2020

Airbus takes final step to end long-standing WTO dispute and U.S. tariffs

Posted by jhadmin

Toulouse, 24 July 2020 - Airbus has agreed with the governments of France and Spain to make amendments to the A350 Repayable Launch Investment (RLI) contracts. After 16 years of litigation at the World Trade Organisation (WTO), this is the final step to stop the long-standing dispute and removes any justification for U.S. tariffs.

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Jul
23
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Des Moines, IA

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On July 3, 2020, at 1920 central daylight time, an Enstrom 280FX, N282SH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Des Moines, Iowa. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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Jul
23
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Venice, LA

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On July 8, 2020, a Robinson R-22 helicopter, N7186K, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near Venice, Louisiana. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 business flight.

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Jul
22
2020

Wysong Enterprises Continues Essential Services During Quarantine

Posted by jhadmin

(BLOUNTVILLE, TENNESSEE 7/22/2020) Wysong Enterprises announced today that the company has worked on more than 20 aircraft during the COVID-19 pandemic in the last twelve weeks to keep essential law enforcement and air medical aircraft in operation. The work performed on aircraft included large-scale overhauls, completions, routine maintenance and repairs, and inspections.

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Jul
22
2020

FAA Approves Lycoming’s Electronic Ignition System on Robinson Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — R22 and R44 helicopters purchased after January 15th 2020 will be outfitted with Lycoming’s recently certified Electronic Ignition System (EIS). The EIS offers increased reliability, improved starting characteristics, and reduced maintenance.

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Jul
21
2020

GARMIN® RECEIVES EASA APPROVAL OF THE G3X TOUCH FLIGHT DISPLAY IN SINGLE-ENGINE PISTON AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan. July 21, 2020 – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the G3X Touch™ flight display for hundreds of single-engine certificated aircraft. The G3X Touch offers a variety of scalable panel configurations and a superior feature set that includes wireless connectivity and synthetic vision as standard, as well as advanced features such as display redundancy, advanced autopilot compatibility, engine monitoring and more.

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Jul
20
2020

Internet, Video, and Voice for In-Flight Helicopters: MOST Provide Under the Blades Connectivity

Posted by jhadmin

MOST announced the commercial availability of internet, video, and voice service for helicopters which solves a long-term challenge for the industry.

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Jul
20
2020

The future of air travel is back on

Posted by jhadmin

In the future of air travel, you’ll disembark from your commercial flight without having to wait 30 minutes on the tarmac for the gate-bridge to arrive; it will already be there. You’ll walk through terminals and security checkpoints without having to stop and show a plethora of IDs, boarding passes and itineraries; everything will be stored in your phone and automatically read by security systems you walk through.

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Tags: Flying Car Raytheon Technologies
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Jul
20
2020

Honeywell Opens New T55 Engine Maintenance Center In Phoenix

Posted by jhadmin

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has secured approval from the U.S. Army through a product verification audit and opened a state-of-the-art T55 Repair and Overhaul Center of Excellence facility near its Honeywell Aerospace headquarters in Phoenix.

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Jul
20
2020

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport Completes Beyond Visual Line of Sight Flight

Posted by jhadmin

In the race to provide viable, aerial solutions to move goods and information, Bell’s Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) surpassed a significant step in this journey: beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) flight. Delivering goods and information to critical – sometimes inaccessible – locations calls for an aircraft that can fly autonomously, over long distances and land vertically. At the beginning of the year, Bell’s APT proved that it can handle this type of flight through its first BVLOS flight carrying 60lbs of payload at a testing site in Oklahoma.

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Jul
17
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Wooster, OH

Posted by jhadmin

On July 4, 2020, about 1357 eastern daylight time (EDT), an Airbus Helicopter BK117, N263MH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Wayne County Airport (KBJJ), Wooster, Ohio. The two commercial pilots, the flight nurse, and flight paramedic sustained no injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 helicopter air ambulance flight.

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Jul
17
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Rifle, CO

Posted by jhadmin

On July 11, 2020, at 0734 mountain daylight time, an Aerospatiale AS355F1 helicopter, N708AC, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Rifle, Colorado. The pilot and passenger sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 aerial observation flight.

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Jul
17
2020

Universal Avionics Introduces Mobile Demonstration Unit

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, Arizona – Universal Avionics (UA) announces its immersive Mobile Demonstration Unit (MDU) is now on the road. The company’s new demonstration platform brings its products directly to customers, with the first event scheduled next week in Scottsdale, Arizona. Teaming with Authorized Dealers / Integrators and FBOs across the United States, UA is hosting live, on-location demonstrations of its most innovative avionics solutions in a comfortable, private, and socially distanced setting.

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Jul
17
2020

Leonardo AW139’s capabilities further enhanced with new avionics software release and kit certification

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today further enhancements for the AW139 intermediate twin engine market leader with the recently obtained EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) certifications for the Honeywell Primus Epic integrated avionics Phase 8 software and the EGPWS (Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning System) optional kit with offshore modes. The Phase 8 software release marks the introduction of an advanced Synthetic Vision System (SVS) specifically tailored for helicopter applications, improved 2D maps and wireless data loading delivering even greater all-weather capabilities and mission effectiveness for all commercial and government missions.

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Jul
17
2020

Italian order highlights continuing success of ACH160

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane - Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) has won a new order for its latest ACH160 helicopter, announced just days after the H160 achieved certification.

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Jul
17
2020

NHV’s H175 fleet exceeds 40,000 FHRS

Posted by jhadmin

NHV Group is pleased to announce that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 40,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. At present the worldwide H175 fleet has accumulated over 66,000 flight hours, of which NHV thus accounted for more than 60%.

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Jul
17
2020

Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc., announces a new direction for its business

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON – Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc., today announced a new direction for the business, unveiling a new leadership team and signaling its intent to expand its presence in the U.S. space and intelligence markets.

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Jul
17
2020

BELL EXPANDED GLOBAL MAINTENANCE SERVICES NETWORK

Posted by jhadmin

Zhenjiang, China (15 July 2020) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is strengthening its customer service and support offerings with the acquisition of Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited to increase Bell’s helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) capabilities in China. Previously appointed as an Authorized Maintenance Center, the acquired Zhenjiang Aerochine – now Zhenjiang Bell Textron Aviation Service Co. Ltd (Zhenjiang Bell) - was a wholly owned subsidiary of Aerochine Aviation Limited.

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Jul
15
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Coconut Creek, FL

Posted by jhadmin

On June 25, 2020, about 1200 eastern daylight time, a Bell 206-L1 helicopter, N5013G, was involved in an accident at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek, Florida. The commercial pilot was seriously injured. The flight was conducted under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 133.

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