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May
06
2020

Southwest Fuels Announces Launch of Redesigned Website

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McLean, Virginia – May 1, 2020. M International is pleased to announce its flagship Accessory MRO services facility Southwest Fuels, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma) has today unveiled its redesigned website (www.swf-aero.com). This updated website features new visual and technical enhancements including streamlining within the interface for ease of access to vital technical and contact information and an easy-to-navigate site design. The website also offers information which is more accessible to users including an emphasis on cross-linking between other MRO sites within the M International portfolio of companies. Ralph Bishop, General Manager stated: “After several months of hard work, I’m incredibly proud to announce the release of our new website. We took our existing site; incorporated new refinements and design enhancements plus improved the usability along with additional features to make your browsing experience more enjoyable.” Goals for the redesign included faster access to company contacts; a new Request-A-Quote feature; latest News and customer feedback tool plus updated company information and revised capability overviews encompassing both Honeywell T53 and Rolls-Royce M250 engine accessories. About Southwest Fuels (SWF) Located in Stroud, Oklahoma (USA), SWF is celebrating over 11 years as a Triumph Authorized Maintenance Center for T53 Fuel Controls and Power Turbine Governors and Rolls-Royce M250 Fuel Components. Through its factory trained technicians, SWF is also recognized as an authorized Hammonds Fuel Additive distributor plus additional capabilities including full MRO services for a wide variety of Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A & PT6T components to better support their customers with accessory MRO requirements. About M International Since 1979 M International is a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry. Headquartered in McLean, Virginia (USA), they hold several OEM distribution and representation agreements and is the parent organization to Keystone Turbine Services (Coatesville, Pennsylvania), Airborne Engines Ltd (Delta, British Colombia, Canada) and MINT Turbines and Southwest Fuel Systems, LLC (both in Stroud, Oklahoma).

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May
06
2020

FAA Advances Drone Integration Initiatives

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WASHINGON–The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) that allows educational institutions and the agency to work collaboratively with students who pursue careers in UAS. “Providing our nation’s youth with educational opportunities is a major commitment of this administration,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson. “We see these institutions opening doors for students seeking careers in this exciting, growing field of aviation.”

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May
06
2020

Return to base after another successful Antarctic campaign

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A very special photo was taken on the 8th of April in the Brazilian Navy’s base at Sao Pedro da Aldeia. Two H125s (AS355) that had participated in the Antarctic campaign were welcomed in-flight by five naval helicopters in formation led by a brand new H135, the newest acquisition of the Brazilian Naval Aviation

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May
06
2020

Bell Proud to Stay on Mission During COVID-19

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See how we're keeping employees safe and our customers flying during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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May
01
2020

NTSB Final Report: Timmonsville, SC

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On April 21, 2017, about 1632 eastern daylight time, a privately owned and operated Bell-Carson 47G Super C-4 helicopter, N865Z, was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire near a private uncharted airfield in Timmonsville, South Carolina. The private pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was privately owned and operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight. The flight originated from Huggins Memorial Airport (58J) in Timmonsville about 1628.

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May
01
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Hillsboro, OR

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On April 6, 2020, about 1410 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, N725GT, was substantially damaged following a forced landing at Portland-Hillsboro Airport (HIO), Portland, Oregon. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by the Horizons Unlimited Air Inc. as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan was filed for the local flight destined for Warren, Oregon.

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Apr
30
2020

First Delivery of the Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Chilean Navy PC-7

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Mineral Wells, TX (April 30, 2020) –– Avionics Services of Sao Paulo, Brazil delivered the first Pilatus PC-7 modernized with the Genesys Aerosystems avionics suite to the Chilean Navy today. In 2019, Avionics Services was awarded the contract for updating the Chilean Navy trainer fleet utilizing a Genesys glass cockpit.

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Apr
30
2020

Helicopter Association International Statement on FAA Approval of SFAR 118

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Alexandria, Va. (April 30, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) extends its deepest appreciation to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for approving Special Federal Aviation Regulation (SFAR) 118 that will relieve some of the compliance burden on pilots and companies during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
30
2020

Universal Avionics Welcomes John Berizzi and John Wasmund to U.S. Sales Team

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Tucson, AZ - April 28, 2020 – Mr. Don Milum, U.S. Senior Sales Manager for Universal Avionics (UA), announces the appointment of Mr. John Berizzi and Mr. John Wasmund to the U.S. Sales team. John Berizzi joins the company as South-Central U.S. Regional Sales Manager and John Wasmund as Southwest U.S. Regional Sales Manager.

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Apr
30
2020

Bell Textron Canada Develops Crew Barrier for Customers

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Bell Textron Canada Limited (Bell) is proud to work with the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces to further protect servicemen and women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Apr
30
2020

Honeywell Further Expands N95 Face Mask Production By Adding Manufacturing Capabilities In Phoenix

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New operations at existing Honeywell Aerospace site will enable Honeywell to produce a total of more than 20 million masks per month to fight COVID-19 in the U.S.

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Apr
29
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces NVIS FAA STC for Pilatus PC-12

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(BOISE, IDAHO – 4/29/20) Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), announced today the company obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA for NVIS (Night Vision Imaging System) use on the Pilatus PC-12. This STC is the 14th that ASU has received for fixed-wing aircraft.

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Apr
29
2020

COVID-19 & Your Pilot Career Webinar

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FORT WORTH, TX – COVID-19’s impact on the pilot job market is top of mind for all career pilots and student aviators. Epic Helicopters invites these career pilots and student aviators to a webinar on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 2:00 pm Central Time.

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Tags: COVID-19 Epic Helicopters
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Apr
28
2020

Canada’s VIH Aviation Group Becomes Sikorsky’s First S-92A+™ Kit Launch Customer

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TRUMBULL, Conn., – Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) announces that is has signed an agreement with VIH Aviation Group for four S-92A+™ upgrade kits. VIH Aviation Group Ltd. and its operating company Cougar Helicopters Inc. have been a leading S-92® helicopter customer in Canada since 2004 and now, the first S-92A+ kit customer.

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Apr
28
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces MD500 Series Human External Cargo System

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Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), the global leader in the provision of the most advanced, certified and compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors introduces its latest offering, a HEC system for the MD500 series helicopter. The system is fully compliant to the latest FAR 27.865 and FAA AC133-1B HEC standards.

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Apr
27
2020

Bell’s Journey to Pioneer an Eco-Friendly World

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Ensuring comfortable and peaceful commutes for passengers. Delivering thrilling new experiences that can save time, reduce cost and make life a little easier. This is the future Bell is focused on providing consumers. But what will it do for the planet?

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Apr
27
2020

U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Issues First “Recommended Practice” Document

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has released an extensive Recommended Practice document which suggests training scenarios that will mitigate risk and improve aviation decision making. The training lesson plans in the document identify and describe numerous fatal helicopter accidents that involve some aspect showing a lack of sound aviation decision making that placed the aircraft in an “at risk” situation.

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Apr
27
2020

The H-1 Family: A Common Link

Posted by jhadmin

Separately, both the Bell UH-1Y Venom and the AH-1Z Viper offer the warfighters a competitive edge. Both are rugged, reliable platforms that serve as key assets to attack, special operations and search and rescue missions. Together, they form an unparalleled team.

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Apr
27
2020

Bell’s Technology and Innovation Team Has a New Leader

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At Bell, the Technology and Innovation team is responsible for creating and maturing the latest technologies and concepts to advance Bell’s commercial and military businesses. Their mission is to radically innovate technologies toward novel and coveted vertical lift experiences. And now, we have a new leader.

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Apr
24
2020

HAI Applauds Bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (April 23, 2020) – This evening, the US House of Representatives approved H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, a nearly $500 billion interim relief bill aimed at replenishing program funding established under the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The US Senate had unanimously passed the bill late Tuesday. President Donald Trump is expected to quickly sign it into law.

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Apr
24
2020

MINT TURBINES RECEIVES U.S. NAVY KRACEn CONTRACT AWARD

Posted by jhadmin

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. April 22, 2020. M International, Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary MINT Turbines, LLC (Stroud, Oklahoma) was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.

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Apr
24
2020

KEYSTONE TURBINE SERVICES RECEIVES U.S. NAVY KRACEn CONTRACT AWARD

Posted by jhadmin

MCLEAN, VIRGINIA. April 22, 2020. M International, Inc., is pleased to announce subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (Coatesville, Pennsylvania) was selected as an awardee on the Kits, Recovery, Augmentation, Components and Engines (KRACEn) Multiple Award Contract (MAC) supporting the United States Navy.

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Apr
23
2020

How to clean your Frasca flight simulator

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This article provides some guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting simulators and simulator equipment.

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Apr
22
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, April 22, 2020 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Frank Reuter as its new Director of Maintenance, replacing John Bonnell who is retiring after 29 years with the company.

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Apr
22
2020

HAI Applauds U.S. Senate Action on Interim Relief Bill, Providing Replenishing Funding For CARES ACT

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. – Late on Tuesday afternoon, April 21, the US Senate unanimously approved a nearly $500 billion interim relief bill aimed at replenishing program funding established under the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The House expects to pass the bill later this week, and the White House has already indicated President Trump will sign the bill.

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Apr
22
2020

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to Hunan, China

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Torrance, CA — Robinson Helicopter Company delivered three R44 Cadets and three R22s to Robinson dealer General Aviation Services of Hunan, China. This marks the first delivery of an R44 Cadet to China.

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Apr
22
2020

Erickson Awarded KRACEn Contract with U.S. Navy

Posted by jhadmin

On April 14, 2020, Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, was awarded a contract with the United States Navy, Fleet Readiness Center Procurement Group, Patuxent River, Maryland. The kits, aircraft recovery, augmentation, components and engines (KRACEn) multiple award contract will provide aircraft maintenance services and support. Work includes modification kit build and installations; recovery of downed aircraft; repair of aircraft and components; overhaul of engines; and contractor logistics support. The estimated cumulative aggregate ceiling for all contracts is $6,106,000,000 and work is expected to be complete by April 2030.

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Apr
21
2020

Helicopter Association International Mourns the Passing of William H. “Bill” Wells Jr.

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William H. “Bill” Wells Jr., president and owner of Cascade Helicopters in Cashmere, Washington, died on Apr. 15, 2020, at the age of 86.

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Apr
21
2020

Health Care District of Palm Beach County in Florida Purchases Two AW169 EMS Helicopters

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Leonardo announced today that the Health Care District of Palm Beach County, FL — a Federal Aviation Administration certificated air carrier in southern Florida also known as Trauma Hawk—has signed a contract to purchase two light-intermediate AW169 helicopters.

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Apr
20
2020

Curtiss-Wright Expands Industry Leading Family of PCAP Touchscreen Rugged Displays with New Compact 7” Single Input Design

Posted by jhadmin

ASHBURN, Va. – April 20, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a proven leading supplier of deployed video management solutions, has announced the further expansion of its family of rugged displays designed to meet the unique requirements of deployed military and civil aircraft and ground vehicles. The introduction of the new SVDU-M 7” rugged mission display brings intuitive superior Projected Capacitive (PCAP) multipoint touchscreen technology to a compact, single DVI-input, size, weight, and power (SWaP) optimized unit.

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