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Jan
30
2020

Metro Aviation welcomes visitors across the globe

Posted by jhadmin

30 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – Metro Aviation announced today that its virtual tour has welcomed more than 400 visitors worldwide into its headquarters based in Shreveport, La. Launched in November, the interactive story map explores the company’s daily operations and cultural quirks.

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Tags: metro aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
27
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Kalapana, HI

Posted by jhadmin

On March 5, 2020, about 1130 Hawaii standard time, a Airbus EC130 B4 helicopter, N11QK, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident, about 6 miles north of Kalapana, Hawaii. Of the six occupants on board, the commercial pilot and three passengers were uninjured, and two passengers sustained minor injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 flight.

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Tags: HI Kalapana NTSB Report
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May
26
2020

Alps Obstacle Database Update Available

Posted by jhadmin

Since 2019, we are releasing multiple versions of our acclaimed obstacle database. High-resolution regional databases provide a maximum level of detail for helicopter aerial work and HEMS/MEDEVAC operators. The European Alps database has also been updated in this process with new, critical objects.

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Tags: FLARM
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
06
2020

Bell Employee Helps Veteran Grandfather Experience the Thrill of Flight Again

Posted by jhadmin

Kicking off 2020, the annual Bell Summit started with an address not from our CEO Mitch Snyder, but from talented Bell Boeing V-22 Project Specialist, Emma Spencer. This bright millennial shared some words of wisdom and insightful advice to all Bell leaders about how to empower their teams. But her personal story about her deep connection to Bell stole the show.

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Tags: Bell textron
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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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Tags: CTS800 H+S Aviation Jim Payton
Categories: Press Releases


Jun
08
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: West Branch, MI

Posted by jhadmin

On May 20, 2020, about 0933 eastern daylight time (edt), a Bell OH-58A, N153SA, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident near West Bank, Michigan. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) personal flight.

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Tags: MI NTSB Report West Branch
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
11
2020

Leonardo delivers its first AW169 basic training helicopter to the Italian Army

Posted by jhadmin

Leonardo announced today the delivery of the first of two AW169 basic training twin engine helicopters to the Italian Army during an official ceremony held at the 2nd Rgt. AVES ‘Sirio’ based in Lamezia Terme in the presence of representatives from the operator and industry. The second aircraft is expected to be handed over in the next few months.

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Tags: AW169 Leonardo
Categories: Press Releases


Feb
17
2020

Bell Autonomous Pod Transport 70 Achieves First BVLOS Flight

Posted by jhadmin

On Jan. 16, APT 70 flew its first Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) flight path 10 miles at Choctaw Nation test site under the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program (UASIPP).

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Tags: Bell Flight BVLOS
Categories: Press Releases


Jun
10
2020

Nova Capital further expands its fleet, adding 8 factory new EMS helicopters valued at over USD $90 million.

Posted by jhadmin

Nova Capital, the European independent helicopter lessor, today announced the acquisition of eight new helicopters in Emergency Medical Services configuration. These latest additions to the Nova Capital portfolio, include 2 Leonardo 139’s, 3 Leonardo 169’s, and 3 Airbus H145’s.

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Tags: Nova Capital
Categories: Press Releases


Jul
14
2020

Bell Boeing Delivers First V-22 Osprey to Japan

Posted by jhadmin

CAMP KISARAZU, Japan, July 14, 2020— Bell Boeing delivered the first V-22 Osprey to Camp Kisarazu in Japan on July 10. The Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) is the first operator of the V-22 outside of the U.S. military.

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Tags: Boeing Camp Kisarazu Japan Osprey V-22
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Jan
28
2020

MAXCRAFT AVIONICS RECEIVES FIRST STC FOR GARMIN GTN750H NAVIGATOR IN AS-365() DAUPHIN HELICOPTERS

Posted by jhadmin

(Vancouver, BC) January 28, 2020 - Maxcraft Avionics Ltd, one of the largest avionics shops in Canada, has achieved the first FAA STC authorizing the Garmin GTN725H or GTN750H Navigator to be installed in a series of Airbus Helicopter Dauphin models including SA-365N, SA-365N1, AS-365N2 and AS-365N3. The system is fully approved to conduct LPV and LNAV/VNAV coupled approaches. This new FAA STC # SR04413NY follows Maxcraft’s initial Canadian TCCA STC # SH19-9.

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Tags: Airbus Maxcraft Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
25
2020

NTSB Final Report: Shamokin, PA

Posted by jhadmin

The helicopter pilot reported that he was being evaluated for a pilot position with a perspective employer, who was an airplane pilot-rated passenger and occupied the right front seat. He was asked to perform an autorotation as part of the evaluation, and while entering the autorotation, he noticed that the rotor and engine needles were split and that the engine tachometer indicated 0 rpm. He believed that the engine had failed. The pilot maintained the rotor rpm in the green and entered a flare about 40 ft above ground level. He attempted to cushion the landing, but the helicopter landed hard. The pilot reported that he could not hear if the engine was running during the flight because he was wearing a noise-canceling headset.

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Tags: NTSB Report PA Shamokin
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Jun
25
2020

Bell Boeing Delivers First Fleet CMV-22B to United States Navy

Posted by jhadmin

NAVAL AIR STATION NORTH ISLAND, California, – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA] delivered the first CMV-22B for fleet operations to the U.S. Navy on June 22. The V-22 is based at Fleet Logistics Multi-Mission Squadron (VRM) 30 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

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Tags: Bell CMV-22B textron
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Feb
21
2020

Kopter receives Production Organization Approval from FOCA

Posted by jhadmin

This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ramp up its light single-engine SH09 helicopter.

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Tags: Kopter SH09
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
05
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF MANUFACTURING

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: Greenwich Aerogroup Summit Aviation
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
29
2020

Installation of a Digital Heading Indicator in Airbus H125 Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

The RCA1510 digital heading indicator from RC Allen works completely independently. The system only requires a connection to the power supply and an external GPS antenna. Since the digital heading indicator does not have a mechanical gyroscope, it is much more accurate than conventional heading indicators. A further advantage is the brightness control of the screen which improves the visibility for the pilot. The indicator fits into a standard 3-inch panel cutout and is fixed with four screws.

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Tags: SPAES GmbH & Co. KG
Categories: Press Releases


May
14
2020

Leonardo Statement on US GAO Decision for US Navy Contract

Posted by jhadmin

“On Tuesday, the US Government Accountability Office denied the protest of the Navy’s contract award of the Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) program to Leonardo. As a result, Leonardo has immediately resumed work on AHTS in Philadelphia, readying the next generation of U.S. Naval Aviators.”

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Tags: Leonardo Navy
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
24
2020

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

Posted by jhadmin

North Texas-based YES Communications owners Kelley Parlier and Jim Kettles have announced the formation of a new company to provide trade show exhibit rental equipment for their growing client base. The new company, YES Rentals, will offer flooring, tables, chairs, counters, banner stands, and other specialized equipment up to and including complete exhibits for trade show exhibit rental clients. Additionally, YES Communications has added warehousing and co-located offices in the Dallas area to further support their customers with storage as well as freight services with improved support and management.

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Tags: YES Communications
Categories: Press Releases


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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Tags: AG Kopter Kopter Group Leonardo
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
02
2020

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

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: Combat Rescue Helicopter CRH HH-60W Lockheed Martin Sikorsky
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
20
2020

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting during HAI Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California on Tuesday 28 JAN beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3 & 4. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft at least twenty years ago. Membership information is also available on the Twirly Birds website at www.twirlybirds.org and attendance at the annual meeting is not required to become a member.

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Tags: Twirly Birds
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
21
2020

FLIGHTSAFETY TEXTRON AVIATION TRAINING SELECTED AS THE EXCLUSIVE TRAINING PROVIDER FOR GARMIN G5000-EQUIPPED CESSNA CITATION EXCEL AND CITATION XLS AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

NEW YORK – FlightSafety Textron Aviation Training has been selected as the exclusive training provider for Garmin G5000-equipped Cessna Citation Excel and Citation XLS aircraft.

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Tags: FlightSafety garmin
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
27
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Introduces New HEC Products for Bell 206L & MD500 Helicopters

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 announces it now offers HEC systems for the Bell 206L and MD500 helicopter models. Boost Systems is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 – BOOTH #2436.

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Tags: Boost Human Cargo Systems
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Applauds Congressional Action on COVID-19 Relief

Posted by jhadmin

Alexandria, Va. (March 26, 2020) – On Wednesday evening, March 25, the US Senate unanimously approved a $2 trillion emergency relief bill providing stimulus funds to a US economy reeling from the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, March 27, the House is expected to pass the bill, which includes specific measures aimed at general aviation businesses.

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Tags: HAI
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters to deliver 16 new H125s to Customs and Border Protection

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, January 28, 2020 – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO) will enhance its patrol and surveillance capabilities with the addition of 16 new Airbus H125 helicopters.

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Tags: Airbus AMO CBP H125
Categories: Press Releases


May
20
2020

Precision Support Services hires Grayson Barrows as General Manager

Posted by jhadmin

May 19, 2020 McMinnville, OR – Precision Support Services, LLC. announced today the appointment of Grayson Barrows, a 20-year aviation professional, as their new General Manager of the FAA Part 145 Repair Station.

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Tags: Grayson Barrows Precision Support Services
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Jul
14
2020

GARMIN® GI 275 ADDS GFC 500 AUTOPILOT COMPATIBILITY

Posted by jhadmin

OLATHE, Kan./July 14, 2020/Business Wire – Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GI 275 electronic flight instrument can now be interfaced with the GFC™ 500 autopilot to deliver superior in-flight performance and added redundancy when multiple GI 275’s are installed in an aircraft. In addition to GFC 500 compatibility, the GI 275 can serve as a replacement attitude indicator and/or horizontal situation indicator (HSI) to legacy Century II/III autopilots. Additional features of the latest GI 275 upgrade include the display of outside air temperature, groundspeed, true airspeed and wind on the attitude indicator, as well as data field enhancements on the multi-function display (MFD) page.

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Tags: garmin
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
23
2020

Dallas Avionics to Distribute Aero Dynamix Products

Posted by jhadmin

(DALLAS, TEXAS) – Dallas Avionics, Inc., announced today that the company would distribute Aero Dynamix products.

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Tags: Aero Dynamix Dallas Avionics
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
29
2020

HALO-Flight Signs Purchase Agreement for IFR Configured Bell 407GXi

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, CA (Jan. 29, 2020) Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today Halo Flight has signed a purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXi with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) kit to add to its existing Bell aircraft fleet.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407GXi textron
Categories: Press Releases


Apr
22
2020

Six Robinson Helicopters Delivered to Hunan, China

Posted by jhadmin

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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Tags: R22 R44 Robinson
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