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Mar
17
2020

NTSB Final Report: Driggs, ID

Posted by jhadmin

On August 10, 2018, at 0640 mountain daylight time, an unregistered Dà-Jiang Innovations (DJI) Mavic Pro small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS, commonly known as a drone), operated by an individual, collided with a Lindstrand 105A hot air balloon, N1410C, operated by Elevated Ballooning as a revenue passenger sightseeing flight under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91. The collision occurred in the vicinity of the Driggs-Reed Memorial Airport (KDIJ), Driggs, Idaho. The balloon was not damaged, the sUAS was substantially damaged, and there were no injuries or ground damage. Visual flight rules (VFR) conditions prevailed at the time of the incident.

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Mar
16
2020

Bell V-280 Valor Team Selected to Continue in Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Competition

Posted by jhadmin

Fort Worth, Texas (March 16, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected as a project agreement holder for the competitive demonstration and risk reduction (CD&RR) effort as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program. Under the agreement Bell will deliver a refined V-280 Valor design, with supporting technical documentation, that builds on the data captured during the more than two years and 170 hours of flight testing under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstration (JMR TD) program to inform the FLRAA program of record.

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Mar
16
2020

NTSB Final Report: Manassas, VA

Posted by jhadmin

On June 4, 2019, at 0709 eastern daylight time (EDT), an Aurora Flight Sciences Pegasus Passenger Air Vehicle (PAV) unmanned aircraft system, N83AU, crashed during landing on runway 34L at the Manassas Regional Airport, Manassas, VA. There were no injuries, and the aircraft was substantially damaged. The aircraft was operated as a developmental test flight under the provisions of 14 CFR part 91 and an FAA Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA).

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Mar
13
2020

Garmin® receives On-Time Delivery award from Airbus Helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it received the 2019 On-Time Delivery award by Airbus Helicopters at the North American Supplier Conference in Grand Prairie, Texas. Garmin was recently recognized with this award for its efficient performance related to product delivery. Garmin avionics are currently available as standard on select Airbus Helicopters, including the H125, H130, H135 and H145.

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Mar
13
2020

2019 results delivering or exceeding Guidance for the second year in a row

Posted by jhadmin

Revenues € 13.8 bn (+12.6% YoY), EBITA € 1.3 bn (+12% YoY), Net Result € 822 mln (+61% YoY) strong growing Dividend distribution proposed of € 0.14 per share, in line with 2018 Fully focused on execution of Industrial Plan

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Mar
11
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Receives Approval of AS350, AS355 & Bell 407 HEC Systems For China Helicopter Market

Posted by jhadmin

Vancouver, British Columbia – Canada: Boost Human External Cargo Systems (Boost Systems – www.boostsystems.ca), a global industry leader in the provision of the most advanced, fully-certified, Human External Cargo (HEC) Systems and services for the rescue, utility, public safety and defense sectors has received Supplemental Type Certification validation (STC# VST0947) for both its Airbus AS350-AS355 and Bell 407 HEC systems (including Personnel Carrying Device System, or ‘PCDS’) from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC).

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Mar
10
2020

Safran to study biofuels production in southwest France

Posted by jhadmin

Safran Helicopter Engines is joining Euralis, Teréga, ACD (Aquitaine Chimie Durable), Chemparc, Agri Sud Ouest Innovation, Xylofutur, CCI Pau Béarn, Pau and Pays de l'Adour University and the Aerospace Valley consortium to study the feasibility of producing aviation biofuels in southwest France. A Letter Of Intent (LOI) has been signed in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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Tags: Euralis Safran Safran Helicopters Teréga
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Mar
10
2020

TRAKKA SYSTEMS ANNOUNCES THE NEW TRAKKACAM TC-300M MARITIME SURVEILLANCE CAMERA

Posted by jhadmin

Moorabbin, Australia –– Trakka Systems is pleased to announce the new and innovative TrakkaCam TC-300M maritime surveillance camera. The TC-300M is a compact high performance marinized multi sensor surveillance system that includes an all-digital architecture. Three models are available to meet any budget requirement and can be integrated with Maritime Radar and Automatic Identifications Systems (AIS). The TC-300M is available with TrakkaMaps TM-100 maritime charting, display and recording system and can be integrated with the TrakkaBeam TLX-M maritime searchlight for cross cuing of systems and a total surveillance solution package. Trakka recently delivered seventy plus TC-300M camera systems to a maritime customer in the Asia Pacific region.

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Mar
07
2020

NTSB Final Report: Santa Maria Island, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that, while making a video of a boat, he flew the helicopter with the doors removed about 20 ft above the water and 3/4 mile offshore and saw seabirds ahead crossing right to left but he thought they would be not be a problem. Shortly after seeing the birds, he initiated a right turn to follow the boat, and while he was looking over his right shoulder, he felt an object, which he believed was a seabird, strike him in the back of the head. While dazed from the head strike, he flared to reduce speed, and the helicopter settled into the water. He then applied left lateral cyclic to stop the main rotor blade's rotation, and the helicopter rolled left and inverted in the water.

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Mar
07
2020

Challenger Aerospace Systems Acquires AeroComputers, Inc.

Posted by jhadmin

Challenger Aerospace Systems is pleased to announce the acquisition of AeroComputers, Inc. Under the new name AeroComputers, Corp. a dedicated team of professionals will continue operations at the Oxnard, California location. The excellent products, customer service, and support for law enforcement agencies will continue with enhanced innovative solutions planned for Public Safety Aviation.

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Mar
05
2020

NTSB Final Report: Big Pine, FL

Posted by jhadmin

The pilot reported that, after the fourth aerial application flight of the day, he landed and positioned the helicopter near the autoloader boom truck. He reduced engine power to flight idle, and the ground crew began the loading process. He verified that the collective position was full down and the cyclic friction was on, and he then exited the helicopter to stretch while maintaining one hand on the cyclic. The pilot reported that, immediately after, while standing next to the helicopter, he heard two "loud bangs." He immediately boarded the helicopter, the ground crew secured the truck's boom, and the pilot shut down the engine.

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Mar
05
2020

NCAA Final Four Information for GA Pilots

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General Aviation pilots who want to fly around Atlanta between April 1 and 7, 2020, should check out the FAA’s Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) for special air traffic procedures.

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Mar
05
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING

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SOMERSET, Kentucky., – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today it has hired Josh Allen as its new Director of Manufacturing for the company’s Somerset, Kentucky, location.

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Mar
04
2020

NTSB Final Report: Denton, TX

Posted by jhadmin

The student pilot reported that he hovered the helicopter to the parking pad and landed with the helicopter's nose facing north. The skid placement on the parking pad was incorrect, and the flight instructor directed the student to reposition the helicopter about 3 ft to the left. The student brought the helicopter to a hover and repositioned it 3 ft to the left.

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Mar
04
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Colexico, CA

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The commercial pilot reported that during an aerial application flight, he sprayed a row on the field and climbed to avoid wires on the south side of the field. He then made a right turn and began his descent back to the field. After he cleared the wires, he entered the field on the spray line and began raising the collective. He noticed that the torque gauge was responding, however, the rate of descent was not being halted and the helicopter subsequently impacted the ground and came to rest on its right side.

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Mar
03
2020

Pratt & Whitney Presents The Disruptor Award at GoFly Final Fly Off

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HARTFORD, Conn., – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), presented The Disruptor Award to teTra Aviation, a team from Tokyo, Japan, at the GoFly Prize Final Fly Off competition on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at Moffett Federal Airfield at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Pratt & Whitney was an overall corporate sponsor of the GoFly Prize and also provided The Disruptor Award, a $100,000 prize that recognized the team that was truly innovative, who went beyond in developing their personal flying device.

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Mar
03
2020

Boeing reveals its U.S. Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft design

Posted by jhadmin

MESA, Ariz., March 3, 2020 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] is offering the U.S. Army an agile, fully integrated, purpose-built system for the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) prototype competition.

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Mar
03
2020

Universal Avionics Announces Certification for ClearVision™ EFVS

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, AZ - March 3, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA) announces European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for its ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) with SkyLens™ Head-Wearable Display (HWD).

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Tags: ClearVision EASA EFS HWD SkyLens UA Universal Avionics
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Mar
02
2020

FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL NOW OFFERS TRAINING FOR THE PILATUS PC-24 SUPER VERSATILE JET IN PARIS

Posted by jhadmin

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (March 2, 2020) – FlightSafety International announces that training for the Pilatus PC-24 Super Versatile Jet is now available at its Paris Le Bourget Learning Center. FlightSafety also offers training for the PC-24 in Dallas, Texas.

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Mar
02
2020

NAASCO ANNOUNCES STARTER GENERATOR OVERHAUL CAPABILITIES FOR THE ROBINSON - R66 TURBINE HELICOPTER

Posted by jhadmin

Shirley, NY, March 2, 2020 – Answering the call of hundreds of R66 distributors, repair stations, and operators around the world citing complaints about predatory pricing, quality, and turn times, NAASCO has spent thousands of man-hours in developing an affordable option to the OEM. As a result, NAASCO has obtained FAA approval for its repair process on the RR30000412 starter using OEM or superior parts and can issue a dual release FAA/EASA 8130 tag for the overhaul and other repairs performed on these units.

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Mar
02
2020

ERICKSON DEBUTS COMPOSITE MAIN ROTOR BLADES

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, the leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, today announced FAA approval of its next-generation composite main rotor blades.

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Mar
02
2020

Robb Report Names Bell Nexus the Best VTOL Vehicle of 2019

Posted by jhadmin

Each year at CES, the Bell Nexus continues to impress global consumers as the innovative electric vertical takeoff and lift(eVTOL) vehicle that will alleviate traffic congestion and solve common transportation woes. In 2019, the aircraft made its debut, capturing enough attention to be named one of the eight best aircraft of 2019 by the Robb Report.

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Mar
02
2020

Sikorsky HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter Program Awarded Second Low Rate Initial Production Contract As Flight Tests Progress

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ORLANDO, Fla., -- Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), will build 12 additional HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopters (CRH) following a second Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract award by the U.S. Air Force, known as Lot 2, and valued at over $500 million. The award follows a string of significant program milestones in 2019, including first flight, a Milestone C decision by the Air Force, and award of the first Low Rate Initial Production (LRIP) contract for 10 aircraft. The HH-60W is an all-new helicopter based on the proven UH-60M Black Hawk and customized for the U.S. Air Force's rescue mission.

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Mar
02
2020

Bristow and Schiebel carry out UK’s first unmanned search and rescue aircraft trial

Posted by jhadmin

INTERNATIONAL aviation leader Bristow is carrying out the UK’s first trial of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for lifesaving operations in maritime and land environments, in partnership with Schiebel Group. Bristow is the provider of the HM Coastguard Search and Rescue Helicopter Service.

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Mar
02
2020

AeroBrigham to debut external load technology

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March 2, 2020, Decatur, TX - Fixed and rotary wing MRO specialist, AeroBrigham will exhibit new external load technology from Swiss Rotor Solutions during the Aerial Firefighting North America exhibition in Sacramento, California, U.S.A. The Maximum Pilot View Kit (MPVK) external load window technology is developed for the AStar series light single engine turbine helicopters and will be installed by AeroBrigham.

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Tags: Aerial Firefighting North America AeroBrigham MPVK Swiss Rotor Solutions The Maximum Pilot View Kit
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Feb
28
2020

2019 General Aviation Survey is Open Now

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON– The Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 42nd Annual General Aviation (GA) and Part 135 Activity Survey is open February 24 to July 10, 2020. This voluntary survey is distributed by mail to a representative sample of GA and on-demand Part 135 aircraft owners and operators. Survey participants may complete the survey online or by mail.

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Feb
27
2020

Universal Avionics Appoints Don Milum as U.S. Senior Sales Manager

Posted by jhadmin

Tucson, Arizona - February 27, 2020 – Robert Clare, Universal Avionics (UA) Director of Business Aviation Aftermarket Sales, announces that Mr. Don Milum has been appointed to the position of U.S. Senior Sales Manager. Don is based in Kansas City, Missouri U.S. and in his new role, will oversee the UA Sales team as well as the Authorized Dealer and Integrator Network in the U.S.

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Feb
27
2020

NTSB Final Report: Calhoun, GA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 16, 2016, about 1315 eastern daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1, N6148D, was substantially damaged after it experienced ground resonance while on a taxiway at the Tom B David Field Airport (CZL), Calhoun, Georgia. The commercial pilot and a commercial pilot rated passenger were not injured. The helicopter was being operated under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no flight plan was filed for the local flight, which originated about 15 minutes earlier from CZL.

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Feb
26
2020

Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 Prepares for the Opening Next Week

Posted by jhadmin

Tangent Link’s Aerial Firefighting North America 2020 (AFF North America 2020) Conference and Exhibition is the must-attend event for anyone involved in the aerial firefighting domain. Hosted at McClellan Conference Center in Sacramento, California between 4 and 5 March, the event features an array of presentations on a diverse range of subjects.

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Feb
26
2020

Thomas Hundt appointed Executive Vice-President Finance at Airbus Helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Marignane, 26 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has appointed Thomas Hundt Executive Vice-President Finance and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus Helicopters, effective 1 March 2020. Previously, he served as Senior Vice-President of Performance Management and Costing for Airbus Helicopters and Managing Director for Airbus Helicopters Germany.

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