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Aug
11
2020

Wysong Enterprises Completes Eagle Copters Eagle 407HP for Helicopter Express

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(August 11, 2020, BLOUNTVILLE, TENNESSEE) Wysong Enterprises announced today that the company completed the conversion of an Eagle Copter 407 HP from a VIP transport aircraft to a firefighting aircraft for Helicopter Express.

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Aug
11
2020

Robinson Delivers R66 Serial Number 1000

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Torrance, CA — On July 29th, Robinson delivered R66 Turbine serial number 1000 to Robinson dealer Les Gillespie of Gardner Aviation (Peachtree City, GA).

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Aug
10
2020

Honeywell Uses Blockchain To Digitize Aircraft Records, Parts Pedigree Data

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ATLANTA, - For decades, aerospace companies and their customers have drowned in cumbersome documentation processes and storage mechanisms. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is solving those problems by fully integrating aircraft record generation into its digital blockchain ledger. This provides Honeywell’s customers with an easy way to search and retrieve scattered data through a simple user interface, creating a level of speed and efficiency never before available in the aerospace industry.

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Aug
10
2020

Manuel Guillen has been appointed as Coptersafety’s new AW139 Type Lead Instructor

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HELSINKI, FINLAND – Coptersafety has today announced the appointment of Manuel Guillen as a new AW139 Type Lead Instructor. Manuel has been selected from within the organization as he’s been a full-time instructor at Coptersafety for many years. Guillen will take up his new position on the 1st of September.

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Aug
10
2020

Bell Unveils New Manufacturing Technology Center

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Fort Worth, Texas (August 10, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, unveiled today its new 140,000-square-foot Manufacturing Technology Center (MTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. The MTC is an innovative proving ground where Bell will test and refine technologies and processes—demonstrating manufacturing readiness and ability to successfully build and support Future Vertical Lift (FVL) aircraft. The facility provides capabilities that span all of Bell’s core manufacturing of rotor and drive systems, critical infrastructure and final assembly.

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Aug
10
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: San Andreas, CA

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On July 20, 2020, about 0938 Pacific daylight time, a McDonnell Douglas 600N helicopter, N745BW, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near San Andreas, California. The pilot and two passenger/observers were not injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 personal flight.

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Aug
10
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Monrovia, IN

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On July 24, 2020, about 1316 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B2B helicopter, N383ES, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Monrovia, Indiana. The pilot was fatally injured. The airplane was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 91 maintenance test flight.

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Aug
10
2020

FlightSmart, FlightSafety’s Integrated Pilot Performance Evaluation And Training Tool, Selected To Participate In The AFWERX 2020 Challenge

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New York (August 10, 2020) – FlightSafety International announces that AFWERX has selected FlightSmart to participate in the Accelerating Pilots to Combat-Ready Aviators Challenge 2020. FlightSmart was chosen from among more than 200 entrants. FlightSmart leverages AI and Machine Learning, harnessing the data-rich training environment from classroom to full motion simulators.

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Aug
07
2020

KAMAN COMPOSITES VERMONT ANNOUNCES MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH MAJOR ENGINE OEM WITH A POTENTIAL VALUE OF $118 MILLION

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.-Aug. 7, 2020- Kaman Composites – Vermont, Inc. (“KCV”), a subsidiary of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it has entered into a new Long Term Agreement (“LTA”) with a major engine OEM to manufacture components for both existing production and newly developed engine programs. The components will be industrialized and manufactured at Kaman’s facilities in Bennington, Vermont, with initial deliveries expected by the end of 2020.

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Aug
07
2020

Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, Oregon Invests in Young Aviators

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This week Leading Edge Flight Academy of Bend, in conjunction with Bend Science Station, proudly hosted central Oregon summer camp students at the Bend Municipal Airport. In efforts to educate and instill a passion for aviation in future generations, Leading Edge donated airplane and helicopter flight time for kids to experience the thrill of flight on a first-hand basis.

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Aug
06
2020

NTSB Final Report: Midland, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On August 3, 2018, about 1605 eastern daylight time, a Brantly B-2A, N5901X, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Midland, Michigan. The air transport pilot and the passenger sustained no injury. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 orientation flight.

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Aug
05
2020

KAMAN RECOGNIZED BY SIKORSKY AS “ELITE SUPPLIER”

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) is proud to announce that Kaman Composite - Vermont, Inc. (“Kaman Composites Vermont” or “KCV”), has recently been named the Rotary and Mission Systems Elite Supplier by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company. The award comes after a partnership with Sikorsky on the design and development of their MH-60R radome program.

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Aug
05
2020

Metro Aviation delivers first of two EC145e aircraft to HealthNet

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05 AUG 2020 – Shreveport, La. – HealthNet Aeromedical Services, a statewide hospital-based program headquartered in Charleston, West Virginia, is adding an IFR-equipped Airbus EC145e to their fleet. The aircraft will enter service later this month in support of Charleston Area Medical Center. This is the eleventh HealthNet interior completed by Metro Aviation.

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Aug
05
2020

Entrol welcomes HELISEVEN to its client list

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HELISEVEN GmbH, located in Mannheim, Germany, based in the cities of Stuttgart and Augsburg, has acquired a pre-owned H11 FNPT II MCC Entrol simulator.

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Aug
03
2020

WILSON CONSTRUCTION INVESTS IN AIRCRAFT MODERNIZATION THROUGH MDHI-EXCLUSIVE E-TO-F HELICOPTER CONVERSION PROGRAM

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Mesa, Ariz., August 3, 2020 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces delivery of newly certified MD 530F to Wilson Construction. Wilson Construction, headquartered in Aurora, Oregon, upgraded one of its four MD 500E helicopters to an FAA-certified MD 530F model aircraft. An operator of MDHI-brand helicopters since 2005, Wilson Construction has delivered their hardworking E-model aircraft to be overhauled and recertified as an F-model (Type Certificate 369FF) at MD Helicopters’ Mesa-Arizona manufacturing and completions center.

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Aug
03
2020

GARMIN® AUTOLAND ACHIEVES EASA AND FAA CERTIFICATION ON DAHER TBM 940

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OLATHE, Kan./Aug. 3, 2020/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of Autoland in the Daher TBM 940. The Garmin Autoland system is available as part of the G3000™ integrated flight deck and is capable of taking control and landing the aircraft without human intervention1 in the event the pilot is unable to fly.

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Aug
03
2020

Swiss Army procues Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 drone with FLARM for SAA

Posted by jhadmin

The Swiss Army just announced the procurement of Lockheed Martin’s Indago 3 reconnaissance drones. These vehicles carry a miniaturized FLARM as part of their sense-and-avoid suite. Nearby manned traffic will be displayed to the drone operator so conflicts can be easily avoided. Likewise, the drones will be visible to manned traffic as well.

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Aug
03
2020

New EMS Service Launched in South Africa Operating Bell 222s

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In July 2020, a long-standing and loyal Bell customer, Henley Air, launched its very own ROCKET (Rapid On Call Emergency Transport) Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operating six Bell 222 UT helicopters.

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Aug
03
2020

Boeing Receives $265 Million Chinook Helicopter Order from U.S. Army Special Operations

Posted by jhadmin

PHILADELPHIA, —Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently signed a $265 million contract for nine more MH-47G Block II Chinook helicopters that employees in its Philadelphia plant will assemble for the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command (USASOAC).

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Aug
03
2020

HAI Announces the Passing of James Wisecup

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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

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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

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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

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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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Tags: Aerobits FLARM UAV
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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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