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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Apr
20
2020

Supporting those who protect us

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As COVID-19 continues its spread around the globe, stressing healthcare systems and disrupting daily life and business operations, many of Airbus’ helicopter customers have found themselves on the front lines of their countries’ efforts to combat the virus, helping hospitals and governments provide air medical transport and other critical services.

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Apr
17
2020

Boeing Delivers 500th AH-64E Apache Helicopter

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MESA, Ariz., April 16, 2020 – Production, flight test and deliveries of the AH-64E Apache helicopter continue at the Boeing [NYSE: BA] site in Mesa, Arizona. With 500 AH-64E Apaches in service with the United States Army and defense forces around the world, the ‘Echo’ model provides enhanced performance; joint digital interoperability; situational awareness and survivability with reduced operational and support costs. First delivered in 2011, the AH-64E has been used in combat operations and peacekeeping efforts. Planned modernization of this multi-role combat helicopter ensures it is ready to fulfill operational requirements globally.

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Apr
17
2020

NORTH AMERICAN PARTNERS IN ANESTHESIA AND AIR METHODS PARTNER TO DELIVER 34 VENTILATORS TO NEW YORK TO FIGHT COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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Melville, NY—April 15, 2020— North American Partners in Anesthesia (NAPA), one of the leading single-specialty anesthesia and perioperative management companies in the U.S., and Air Methods, the leading air medical service company, announced today they have partnered to provide 34 portable, critical-care ventilators to New York’s largest healthcare system. Ventilator shortages have been a major obstacle to saving lives in New York, which has been the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S.

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Apr
16
2020

FLIGHTSMART, FLIGHTSAFETY’S NEW INTEGRATED PILOT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION AND TRAINING TOOL, COMPLETES ACCEPTANCE TESTING AT COLUMBUS AFB

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LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 16, 2020) – FlightSafety International announces that FlightSmart, the company’s new integrated pilot performance evaluation and training tool, has successfully completed acceptance testing at the Columbus Air Force Base. FlightSafety developed FlightSmart in conjunction with IBM, a world leader in advanced analytics and AI.

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Apr
15
2020

Heroes Among Us: Employees Unite as Neighbors in Challenging Times

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A Pratt & Whitney facility in Maine is taking a sunny approach to today’s often dark and challenging times. “Smiles are free, pass them along” is the mantra at Pratt & Whitney in North Berwick, a town with a population of roughly 2,000 and a community of employees who treat each other more like neighbors than colleagues.

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Apr
14
2020

FLIGHTSAFETY’S INNOVATION AND FOCUS ON SAFETY HELPS ON MANY FRONTS DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

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LaGuardia Airport, New York (April 14, 2020) – FlightSafety International’s focus on safety and innovation has recently been demonstrated in new ways. The company has applied manufacturing resources to produce medical safety products and introduced a new online learning approach to support pilot currency requirements and maintenance training.

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Apr
14
2020

Nearly Two-Thirds of Helicopter Industry Implementing Key Safety Practices, Per Latest IHSF Global Survey

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The International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) has compiled data from its fifth annual survey of civil helicopter operators located in key regions around the world in order to gain a broader understanding of where crucial safety initiatives are being implemented. IHSF received more than 1,900 responses to the survey from 112 different countries. Participation in the survey increased by 49 percent compared to a year ago.

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Apr
14
2020

NTSB Final Report: Beeville, TX

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On June 21, 2019, at 0842 central daylight time (CDT), N243XT a Boeing CV2-Cargo Air Vehicle (CAV), unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sustained substantial damage during a contingency landing during a test flight at Chase Industrial airport (TX2), Beeville, TX.

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Apr
13
2020

Vertical Lift Views

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Change up your surroundings with these breathtaking views. Whether you’re in a virtual meeting or just need a good digital background to take you away, get the full Bell experience. Today, fly with Bell all over the globe. From the Himalayas to the Rocky Mountains or the cities of Shanghai to the beaches of Australia, Bell's commercial aircraft perform missions all over the world – and look great while doing it.

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Apr
13
2020

HHS to Begin Immediate Delivery of Initial $30 Billion of CARES Act Provider Relief Funding

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Early this morning the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the plan to disburse the first $30 billion of the $100 billion authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act recently passed by Congress.

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