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Aug
13
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Dakota, IL

Posted by jhadmin

The airline transport pilot was repositioning the helicopter for an aerial application mission. He departed from a tending truck and flew southwest to a farm. Once at the farm, circled to find an appropriate landing area. The pilot landed the helicopter in a grass patch near a barn and silo, received maps, and talked to a farm representative. The pilot then repositioned the helicopter to load the application chemical. The chemical was in a tank in a hay wagon and the tops of the hay wagon curved outward. He "slowly" set the helicopter down and felt the left skid touch followed by the right skid. The pilot lowered collective after the helicopter touched down and the main rotor blade struck the hay wagon. The helicopter "jumped" and shook violently. Both left and right windshields ejected from the helicopter and the main rotors came to a stop. The pilot attempted to shut down the engine; however, the engine continued to run. He exited the helicopter and applied the fuel cutoff. Smoke was coming from burning oil associated with a "small" fire underneath the helicopter. The pilot used a fire extinguisher to put out that fire. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main and tail rotors, the skids and the helicopter "frames." The pilot reported there was no mechanical malfunction or failure with the helicopter. His safety recommendation stated that when setting the helicopter down near obstacles, recheck rotor clearance before fully lowering collective and be mindful that "the blades will move out of cone."

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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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Jul
11
2020

German Bundeswehr renews Service Contracts for Heron 1 systems in Afghanistan and Mali

Posted by jhadmin

Bremen – Airbus Defence and Space and the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) have signed a renewed service contract agreement for Heron 1 unmanned aerial systems (UAS) in operation in Afghanistan and Mali.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Defence and Space
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Aug
26
2020

MedForce Joins Metro Family

Posted by jhadmin

26 AUG 2020 – Shreveport, La. – MedForce Aeromedical Transport is the newest air medical service to join the Metro Family. Founded in 2000, the Quad City helicopter emergency service has provided transport in and around Eastern Iowa, West-Central Illinois, and portions of Northeast Missouri. Metro Aviation will provide aviation services for the program’s two bases located in Colona, Illinois and West Burlington, Iowa.

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Jan
28
2020

HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 Press Announcement

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, California – Universal Avionics (UA) and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announce a strategic partnership to integrate UA’s advanced InSight Display System as the full-digital flight deck solution for MD Helicopters’ MD 900/902 Explorer. MDHI will integrate the InSight Display System into the production and retrofit of the twin-engine helicopters.

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May
07
2020

LCI LAUNCHES US$100 MILLION HELICOPTER CO-INVESTMENT VEHICLE WITH THORA CAPITAL, LLC AND RIVE PRIVATE INVESTMENT

Posted by jhadmin

7th May, 2020: LCI, a leading helicopter lessor and the aviation division of the Libra Group, has strengthened its leasing platform with the establishment of a new co-investment vehicle with Thora Capital, LLC. and RIVE Private Investment as partners.

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Jan
27
2020

Life Flight Network Announces Closure of Rexburg, Idaho Base

Posted by jhadmin

Aurora, Ore., — Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air and ground medical transport program serving the western United States, is closing its Rexburg, Idaho rotor-wing base due to declining reimbursement rates. The base closed January 24, 2020. Life Flight Network will continue to serve eastern Idaho from its other bases in Idaho and Montana. All employees at the Rexburg base have been offered other positions within the company.

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Jan
22
2020

Turnkey Pipeline/Powerline Inspection H125 Helicopter with State of the Art B1 Camera System Debuted at HAI Heli Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Los Angeles (January 22, 2020) – SHOTOVER, a developer of high-performance stabilized aerial camera systems, announced today the debut of a custom utility configured Airbus H125 helicopter with the new SHOTOVER B1 installed at HAI Heli Expo in Anaheim, CA. The [first of its kind] installation was completed by EuroTec and features the B1 camera system and will be on display throughout the show at EuroTec’s booth (3636).

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Jun
23
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Ozark, AL

Posted by jhadmin

On May 30, 2020, about 1132 central daylight time, a Schweizer 269C-1 helicopter, N9421P was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Ozark, Alabama. The student pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 instructional flight.

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Aug
31
2020

New Airbus H145/135 Helicopter simulator joins training fleet of Lufthansa Aviation Training (LAT)

Posted by jhadmin

Munich/Filderstadt, August 31, 2020 - Ready for training: Lufthansa Aviation Training puts its first own helicopter simulator into service after receiving approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority. A new Level D full-flight simulator of the Airbus H145/135 type has joined the existing training fleet at the Frankfurt training location since August 27, 2020 and is available to customers for training. As a HEMS operator with decades of experience and the world's largest operator of the H145 in civil aviation, the DRF Luftrettung with its academy in Wet Training trains helicopter pilots.

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Feb
12
2020

Royal Thai Air Force joins H135 military training operators

Posted by jhadmin

Singapore, 12 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement the Royal Thai Air Force’s existing H225M fleet, bringing its Airbus fleet to 18 units.

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Jun
25
2020

MECAER AMERICA TEAMS WITH BELL FOR U.S. ARMY FUTURE ATTACK RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

Posted by jhadmin

Montreal – Mecaer America, Inc. (MAI) located in Montreal, Canada is pleased to announce its selection by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, as the Team Invictus partner responsible for the Landing Gear System.

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Jan
24
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo Anaheim (Booth 2436)

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 defence sectors is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th - 30th, 2020.

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Jan
28
2020

Rolls-Royce and Asia Pacific Aerospace select H&P General Aviation Services for maintenance work in China

Posted by jhadmin

Asia Pacific Aerospace (APA), a Rolls-Royce FIRST network Authorized Maintenance Repair & Overhaul Center (AMROC), has signed an agreement with H&P General Aviation Services Co., Ltd for helicopter engine support in China. The H&P General Aviation Services facility, based in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, will provide in-country service as an Authorized Service Center (ASC) for Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 turboshaft engines.

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Jul
23
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Des Moines, IA

Posted by jhadmin

On July 3, 2020, at 1920 central daylight time, an Enstrom 280FX, N282SH, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Des Moines, Iowa. The private pilot sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 personal flight.

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May
07
2020

FLIR Wins $20.6 Million Contract to Provide Black Hornet Nano-UAV Systems for U.S. Army’s Soldier Borne Sensor Program

Posted by jhadmin

Extremely light, nearly silent, and with a flight time up to 25 minutes, the combat-proven, pocket-sized FLIR Black Hornet transmits live video and HD still images back to the operator. Its information feed provides soldiers with immediate covert situational awareness to help them perform missions more effectively. FLIR has delivered more than 12,000 Black Hornet nano-UAVs to defense and security forces worldwide. (Photo: Business Wire)

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Jan
08
2020

Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents? Who Rates Worst?

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGTON DC – Sometimes, numbers don’t reflect the truth. To understand the real story, some numbers need to be placed in the proper context alongside additional data. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data.

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Apr
22
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE

Posted by jhadmin

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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Jul
14
2020

Ace Aeronautics, LLC Earns STC for ACE DECK VL-60 Integrated Flight Deck

Posted by jhadmin

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – Ace Aeronautics, LLC (ACE) is proud to announce the issuance of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) # SR01944WI for the ACE DECK VL-60, the premier integrated flight deck for the Black Hawk. This issuance marks the beginning of a new era, as the first COTS IFR and RNAV certified flight deck upgrade for the UH-60/S-70 family of helicopters.

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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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Tags: ARINC 429 Shadin Avionics Volta Series data converter platform
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Jul
14
2020

GARMIN® CONTINUES TO TRANSFORM THE INDUSTRY WITH GROWING PORTFOLIO OF AUTOPILOT AIRCRAFT APPROVALS

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan./July 14, 2020/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced it continues to roll out autopilot aircraft approvals at an increasing rate for the GFC™ 500 and GFC 600 autopilots. Several popular aircraft such as the Bonanza B36TC, Cessna T210, Cessna 421C and Piper PA-46 are among the latest additions to a growing list of aircraft approvals, allowing these aircraft owners to experience the superior benefits of a modern Garmin autopilot.

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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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Sep
10
2020

FAA Announces Grants for Aviation Careers

Posted by jhadmin

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today issued a Federal Register Notice announcing the Aircraft Pilots Workforce Development Grant Program. The program will expand the pilot workforce and will help high school students receive training to become aerospace engineers or unmanned aircraft systems operators. The program also prepares teachers to train students for jobs in the aviation industry.

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Jan
28
2020

Safran signs by-the-hour support contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contract with Transportes Aéreos Pegaso, covering the Mexican operator’s H145, EC145 and BK117. This contract formalizes a five-year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of over 30 Arriel 1 and 2 engines.

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Jan
30
2020

Ascent Helicopters adds third H125 to its growing fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 30 January 2020 – Ascent Helicopters will expand its fleet with a new Airbus H125, announced at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Ascent Helicopters H125
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Sep
10
2020

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020 Going Virtual, October 5 to 8

Posted by jhadmin

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) today announced that AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2020, the largest trade show and conference for the unmanned systems industry, will be conducted as a fully interactive virtual event from Oct. 5 to 8 given the restrictions on travel and meetings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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Mar
31
2020

Boeing Named 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Posted by jhadmin

CHICAGO, March 31, 2020—Boeing [NYSE: BA] has received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence in recognition of the company’s successful energy conservation practices. It is the 10th consecutive year Boeing has received the award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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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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Jan
30
2020

Axnes announces new product release during the HAI Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

January 30, 2020 - Wireless intercom technology leader, Axnes unveiled its latest addition to their product line yesterday during the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim. During the unveiling, Axnes presented the new PNG Mobile Base Station that is self-contained, completely autonomous and portable – all features which many customers have requested. Derived from the PNG BST50 base station, there will be two options – the BST30 without an internal battery and the BST35 with an internal lithium ion battery. Both base station controls can be easily operated while wearing gloves and are also NVG compatible with a dimmable display encased in a rugged powder coated aluminum chassis.

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