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Apr
20
2020

Supporting those who protect us

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Apr
10
2020

Super Puma drafted in to carry COVID-19 patients in northern Norway

Posted by jhadmin

In Norway, Super Puma helicopter operator Lufttransport reacted fast to an urgent request from Norwegian Air Ambulance Services (Luftambulansetjenesten) to provide a solution to the challenge of transporting COVID-19 victims to hospital in the north of the country.

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Apr
10
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces Customer Appreciation With Free Domestic Shipping to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Posted by jhadmin

(BOISE, IDAHO – April 9, 2020) Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU), announced today to celebrate their 25th anniversary, the company is offering free ground shipping on all equipment sales in the United States. Additionally, ASU is waiving all expediting fees. Customers with a night vision goggle service agreement will continue to receive free ground shipping.

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Apr
09
2020

Frasca’s Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Posted by jhadmin

We sincerely hope that you and your loved ones are safe and healthy during the Covid-19 pandemic. Frasca International continues to be as productive as possible during this time. We’ve made many changes within our work environment for the safety of our employees. A large percentage of our team is now working from home. We want our customers to know that we are able to respond to their needs with product and technical support. We are continuing to build existing orders and developing new technology for our simulators and want our customers to know that we are here for them and are continually looking for alternative ways to support them. Our goal is to be ready to meet our customers needs when the industry and specifically flight training organizations are up running again.

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Apr
09
2020

FlightSafety Delivers Recurrent Ground School Training Online Through Instructor-Led LiveLearning

Posted by jhadmin

LaGuardia Airport, New York – FlightSafety International now provides the ground school portion of its recurrent training programs online through the instructor-led LiveLearning training system.

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Apr
09
2020

Boeing’s Loyal Wingman Program Achieves ‘Weight on Wheels’ Milestone

Posted by jhadmin

Australia, April 9, 2020 – Boeing [NYSE: BA] Australia recently achieved two more milestones on the Royal Australian Air Force’s Loyal Wingman – Advanced Development Program: weight on wheels and aircraft power on.

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Apr
09
2020

AeroBrigham integrates Garmin GI 275 technology

Posted by jhadmin

North Texas based aircraft maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) provider, AeroBrigham has announced the recent installation of the newly released Garmin GI 275 electronic instrumentation into the Air Tractor Fire Boss AT802A/B amphibious scooper air tanker. The integration of the new technology will result in improved safety, reliability, and reduced pilot workload. Specifically, the new electronic ADI and HSI can remain fully functional during abrupt maneuvering or significant aircraft attitude changes that can uncage competitor equipment. This is a result of the air data, attitude, and heading reference system (ADAHRS) driven display that replaces the antiquated mechanical attitude indicator, with no instrument panel face modification required. An integrated one-hour battery backup is also standard.

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Apr
08
2020

AAMS REQUESTS $363.5M IN EMERGENCY FUNDING TO SUPPORT AIR AMBULANCES COVID-19 Pandemic increases labor costs by 50%

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. – The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), representing the air medical transport industry submitted a letter this week to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar with an urgent request to rapidly distribute money to emergency air medical providers from the Public Health and Social Services Emergency Fund. In order to ensure the sustainability of the air ambulance community’s labor force through the challenges of the next six months, air ambulance labor costs will increase by an estimated 50%. AAMS anticipates a total six-month need of $254,424.00 per aircraft, for a total allocation of $363,571,425.00.

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Apr
08
2020

Kopter officially joins Leonardo Helicopters !

Posted by jhadmin

Rome, 8 avril 2020 – Leonardo announced today the closing of the acquisition of Kopter Group AG (Kopter) from Lynwood (Schweiz). The purchase price, on a cash and debt free basis, consists of a $185 million fixed component plus an earn-out mechanism linked to certain milestones over the life of the programme, starting from 2022.

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Apr
07
2020

NTSB Final Report: Sula, MT

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter pilot reported that, after an agricultural application flight, he set the bucket down in a predetermined operations zone near a semi-truck loading hopper to be refilled. He added that another truck arrived to top off the semi-truck hopper, which emitted fertilizer dust and led to the pilot being concerned that it would deteriorate visibility. He advised the ground crew that he was going to temporarily move out of the operations zone.

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Apr
07
2020

NTSB Final Report: Beeville, TX

Posted by jhadmin

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
07
2020

Joining forces in the fight against COVID-19

Posted by jhadmin

Worldwide, Airbus employees are going above and beyond to support health professionals who continue treating extremely high volumes of COVID-19 patients – with an emphasis on producing life-saving medical equipment.

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Apr
06
2020

Curtiss-Wright’s NSA Approved, Common Criteria Certified DTS1 Storage Device Now Qualified for Extended Operating Temperature Range (-45º to +85ºC)

Posted by jhadmin

ASHBURN, Va. – April 6, 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a trusted leading supplier of rugged data storage and protection solutions, announced today that its Data Transport System (DTS1) Network Attached Storage (NAS) device, the embedded industry’s first commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) data-at-rest (DAR) storage solution to support two layers of full disk encryption (FDE) in a single device, has been fully tested and validated for operation at the extended -45º to +85ºC operating temperature range per MIL-STD-810G methods and procedures. This qualification makes the DTS1 ideal for use in the harshest deployed military environments, including high altitude, long endurance (HALE) UAS platforms that must operate as high as 40,000 ft. The DTS1 is the only Common Criteria certified NAS solution endorsed by the NSA and approved by NATO with two certified encryption layers. A cold plate was used for the active cooling testing, and included an integrated DTS1 unit containing a 2 terabyte removable memory cartridge (RMC).

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Apr
06
2020

Coptersafety COVID-19 Update

Posted by jhadmin

As safety is at the core of our business, we want to protect our community during the recent COVID-19 virus outbreak. Coptersafety is closely monitoring the status of the outbreak and its potential adverse impact on our ability to operate.

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Apr
06
2020

Watch the U.S. Marine Corps' Bell AH-1Z in Action

Posted by jhadmin

The Bell AH-1Z Viper continues to showcase its maneuverability, whether in a maritime environment or onshore. A few months ago, the U.S. Marine Corps demonstrated the power of this attack helicopter through exercise "Viper Storm."

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Apr
06
2020

Bell Chemical Lab Produces Hand Sanitizer for Employees

Posted by jhadmin

As many manufacturers start finding new health safety solutions or aiding employees using resources on hand, Bell is no exception. When the nation began experiencing a shortage of hand sanitizer, our Bell Engineering Labs team decided to take matters into their own hands. Working with our Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) team, they were able to follow the World Heath Organization’s formula and produce hand sanitizer using compounds in the lab while the EHS team procured materials and organized distribution.

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Apr
06
2020

Universal Avionics Opens Its Doors to Aid Workers for COVID-19 Face Mask and Shield Assembly

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, Arizona - April 6, 2020 – Universal Avionics is assisting the local Tucson community in protecting healthcare workers and first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is currently providing the non-profit group, Hope Worldwide (Tucson Chapter), with assembly line space at their Tucson Headquarters to manufacture medical face masks and shields.

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Apr
06
2020

Shadin today announced the all-new Volta Series data converter platform

Posted by jhadmin

Shadin Avionics announces its new Volta Series data converter platform as a software free complement to the highly successful Avionics Interface System (AIS) Configurable Converter Platform (CCP). First in the new series is the Volta-60 Discrete to ARINC 429 converter (V60).

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Apr
06
2020

Statement By Marillyn Hewson On Lockheed Martin Additional Support Of COVID-19 Relief And Recovery Efforts

Posted by jhadmin

BETHESDA, Md., -- Lockheed Martin recently announced a number of additional steps we are taking to continue supporting our employees, vulnerable companies in our supply chain and those on the front lines of the medical crisis impacting our local communities and the nation.

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Apr
06
2020

Boeing Delivers First CH-47F Chinook to Royal Netherlands Air Force

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA, —Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered the first CH-47F Chinook with an upgraded cockpit to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF), continuing a track record of on-time deliveries to customers. The RNLAF will operate a fleet of 20 CH-47F Chinooks, the newest configuration in use by countries around the world.

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Apr
06
2020

Boeing to Temporarily Suspend Philadelphia Area Operations in Response to Escalating COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by jhadmin

RIDLEY TOWNSHIP, Pa., -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] is temporarily suspending production operations at its facilities in Ridley Township, Pennsylvania, in light of the company's continuous assessment of the spread of COVID-19 in the region. This action is intended to ensure the well-being of employees, their families and local communities, and will include an orderly shutdown consistent with requirements of U.S. and global defense customers.

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