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Jan
27
2020

Applied Video Imaging Extends Product Warranty to 3 Years

Posted by jhadmin

Charlottesville, VA, January 27, 2020 – Applied Video Imaging LLC, a leading innovator and original equipment manufacturer of rugged video system components, announced today the warranty period for all AVI products has been extended to three years from the previous two- year warranty. Users who have already purchased AVI products will also get the new three-year warranty applied to their product from the original date of purchase. Users who have purchased an additional one-year extended warranty will have the warranty automatically extended to four years or can optionally request credit to towards any new purchase.

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Jan
28
2020

World’s top aerial firefighting agencies equipping FIREHAWK® fleets with Collins Aerospace’s Goodrich rescue hoist

Posted by jhadmin

ANAHEIM, Calif. (Jan. 28, 2020) – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that three of the world’s top aerial firefighting agencies are equipping their helicopters with the company’s newest rescue hoist, the Goodrich 44318. The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) selected the hoist for their S-70i FIREHAWK helicopters, while the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD) selected the hoist for an HH-60L BLACK HAWK® helicopter it is converting to aerial firefighting configuration.

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Jan
28
2020

NEMSPA launches new website

Posted by jhadmin

Collierville, Tennessee (January 28, 2020) – The National EMS Pilots Association (NEMSPA, Booth 6416) announced the launch of their new website today at HELI-EXPO.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia delivers 300th AW139 helicopter

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Philadelphia, - Leonardo delivered on January 24 the 300th AW139 assembled at its Northeast Philadelphia facility. The aircraft is a Boeing MH-139A Grey Wolf assigned to the United States Air Force. The site, which serves as Leonardo Helicopters’ North America headquarters, has been operational since 1980 and employs over 700. Leonardo Helicopters Philadelphia also manufactures the AW119 helicopter, a variant of which was selected by the U.S. Navy on January 13, and the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, the AW609.

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Jan
28
2020

CAMTS Awards First Accreditation for Special Operations – Medical Retrieval

Posted by jhadmin

ANAHEIM- Jan. 28, 2020: The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) awarded its first ever Special Operations Accreditation on Jan. 24, 2020 to Burleson, Texas-based Air Center Helicopters. CAMTS developed and approved accreditation standards in 2019 for services that provide Search and Rescue and Personnel Recovery operations often contracted by the government to assist military and paramilitary operations in remote parts of the world.

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Jan
28
2020

Aerometals to Showcase Sikorsky S70i EIBF during Heli-Expo

Posted by jhadmin

January 28, 2020 - Sacramento, CA - Aerometals, an aerospace design, engineering and manufacturing specialty leader for over 35 years will be showcasing the latest application of their new generation Engine Inlet Barrier Filter (EIBF) during the upcoming HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California. The company will display an S-70i Firehawk® operated by City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations Department with an installed Aerometals EIBF system.

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Jan
28
2020

AeroBrigham Showcases Vintage Bell 212 at Heli-Expo

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January 28, 2020 -- Decatur, Texas - This IFR Helicopter was purchased NEW in 1977 by Dr. Forrest Bird. Dr. Bird was noted for his work with oxygen systems in the aviation and medical fields. He was an avid aviation supporter his entire life and maintained an aviation museum with dozens of aircraft on display until his death the age of 94.

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Jan
28
2020

Versatility and Flexibility: An update on AW609 Tiltrotor Training

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim - Developing and fielding state of the art, industry transforming aircraft such as the AW139, has become a matter of routine for Leonardo. This trend continues with the recently fielded AW169 light intermediate twin-engine helicopter, and soon to enter market AW609 tiltrotor. Over the last year, concurrent with aircraft development activities, Leonardo launched an initiative to develop high quality, realistic training for the AW609 tiltrotor, including the production of the first AW609 full flight simulator.

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Jan
28
2020

Bell Announces New Technological Enhancements Available for Full Commercial Aircraft Portfolio

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, CA (January 28, 2019) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today new equipment enhancements across its current in-production commercial aircraft during Helicopter Association International’s annual Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
28
2020

Leonardo to acquire Kopter with the aim of extending its helicopter market leadership

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Leonardo has signed a contract with Lynwood (Schweiz) AG to acquire 100% of Kopter Group AG (Kopter). This move allows Leonardo to further strengthen its worldwide leadership and position in the rotorcraft sector; leveraging innovation, new capabilities and engineering skills which have been developed by the young, agile Swiss Company. Kopter’s SH09, a new single engine helicopter, is a perfect fit for Leonardo’s state of the art product range offering opportunities for future technological developments. The Swiss company’s competencies will boost future developments towards more disruptive technologies, mission capabilities and performances, including innovative hybrid/electrical propulsion solutions. This acquisition will replace the planned investment aimed at the development of a new single engine helicopter. Within the Helicopter Division of Leonardo, Kopter will act as an autonomous legal entity and competence centre working in coordination with us.

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Jan
28
2020

HAI HELI-EXPO 2020 Press Announcement

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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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Jan
28
2020

More power and enhanced aerial work capabilities for the H125

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020- Airbus Helicopters has announced a major performance increase on the H125 by making full use of the available power of Safran Helicopter Engines’ Arriel 2D.

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Jan
28
2020

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

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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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Jan
28
2020

German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed H145 in the world. The contract, booked in 2019, also renews DRF’s HCare smart contract, a full support parts-by-the-hour contract for DRF’s entire fleet for the next eight years.

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Jan
28
2020

ERICKSON ANNOUNCES THE S-64F+ AIR CRANE® HELICOPTER

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PORTLAND, ORE. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced at Heli Expo, a new production line of the legacy Air Crane introducing the S-64F+ to the market.

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Jan
28
2020

Kopter presents the SH09 final design features at Heli-Expo 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, USA, January 28, 2020 - Kopter presented the final design features of its next generation single engine helicopter at a press briefing held on the eve of Heli-Expo 2020.

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Jan
28
2020

Maverick Helicopters announces CRFS retrofit for its entire EC130B4 fleet

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Maverick Helicopters and Airbus Helicopters have announced they will partner to retrofit the tourism operator’s entire fleet of 34 EC130 B4 helicopters with the Airbus Helicopters Crash Resistant Fuel System (CRFS), which has just received EASA certification with FAA to follow shortly.

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Jan
28
2020

KAMAN K-MAX® ADVANCES CIVIL AND MILITARY AUTONOMOUS FLIGHT PROGRAMS

Posted by jhadmin

LOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 28, 2020-- Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), today announced the advancement of its military and commercial K-MAX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) programs. Kaman continues the development of the next generation of K-MAX UAS to support US Marine Corps future operating concepts. These logistics systems add flexibility and speed of distribution to all sizes of ground formations, while reducing the risk to our service men and women. “We have a combat proven system that sustained over 95% readiness while in the field. Looking ahead the next generation aircraft will leverage advancements in unmanned technologies and will add new autonomy capabilities,” said Romin Dasmalchi, Senior Director Business Development of the Kaman Air Vehicles division.

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Jan
28
2020

UNIVERSAL AVIONICS INSIGHT™ DISPLAY SYSTEM SELECTED FOR MD HELICOPTERS’ MD 900/902 EXPLORER

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - 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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Jan
27
2020

MD HELICOPTERS TO FEATURE FRESNO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE MD 530F AND ADVANCED MD 530G BLOCK II LIGHT SCOUT ATTACK HELICOPTER HAI HELI-EXPO 2020

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 27, 2020 - At the 2020 HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim California, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two aircraft representing the two largest segments of the company’s global customer base, law enforcement and military. The MD Helicopters booth, #6815, will feature an MD 530F operated by Fresno County (CA) Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) alongside the next generation of its proven light scout attack helicopter family, the MD 530G Block II (BII).

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Jan
28
2020

MD HELICOPTERS CAPITALIZES ON JOINT OPERATIONAL CAPABILITY TO IMPROVE PRODUCTION PROCESSES FOR SINGLE AND TWIN ENGINE AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has expanded and enhanced helicopter production capabilities at its Mesa, Arizona, world headquarters. Certified as a joint military and commercial manufacturing and completion center, with both Government (“GFRC”) and FAA oversight, MDHI has improved the production processes for its full range of single-engine and light twin-engine aircraft.

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Jan
28
2020

MD HELICOPTERS OFFERS GLASS COCKPIT SOLUTIONS FOR MD 500E AND MD 520N AIRCRAFT

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the integration of digital, all-glass cockpit solutions for its MD 500E and MD 520N single-engine helicopters. Based on the FAA-certified flight deck for the MD 530F, the cockpit design for these 500-series aircraft will feature high resolution LCD displays housed in an elegant slim line console.

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Jan
28
2020

MD HELICOPTERS COMPLETES ALL REQUIRED COMPANY TESTS FOR MD 530F MGTOW INCREASE TO 3,350 POUNDS

Posted by jhadmin

Mesa, Ariz., January 28, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) proudly announces the completion of all company test and reporting requirements related to the max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) increase from 3,100 to 3,350 pounds for its MD 530F single engine helicopter. A preferred platform of law enforcement and utility operators worldwide, the MGTOW increase will provide operators extended range, greater mission versatility, more time on target, and increased mission equipment options.

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Jan
28
2020

NASA places order for three Airbus H135 helicopters

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has placed an order for three H135 helicopters, marking the first-ever partnership between the U.S. space program and Airbus Helicopters. The order was announced today at the Airbus booth at the Heli Expo Trade show in Anaheim, California.

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Jan
28
2020

Robinson Newscopters Deliver News in Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — Robinson Newscopters continue to make inroads into major media markets in the U.S. with Washington D.C. and Tampa, Florida, becoming the latest to employ Robinson Electric News Gathering (ENG) helicopters.

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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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Jan
28
2020

Shell Aircraft looking to introduce the H160 into service

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Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters and Shell Aircraft have been working closely in order to put the H160 into service for offshore transportation.

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Jan
28
2020

Airbus Helicopters launches new collaborative customer portal and online Marketplace

Posted by jhadmin

Anaheim, 28 January 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has unveiled a number of improvements to its digital services ecosystem based on feedback from customers, including the new collaborative AirbusWorld customer portal and an online Marketplace making e-commerce practices from the consumer world available to Airbus customers.

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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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Jan
28
2020

Safran launches its brand new Health Monitoring service

Posted by jhadmin

28 January 2020, HAI Heli-Expo, Anaheim - Two years after launching the Health Monitoring service that enables customers to track their engines’ health indicator, Safran Helicopter has broaden its service offer. The service now has brand new features such as daily health indicators, in addition to the monthly recommendations; full automation of the engine performance trend follow up; and a newly user-friendly online interface. Safran is reinforcing the service’s customization possibilities and improves the user experience.

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