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Jul
17
2020

NHV’s H175 fleet exceeds 40,000 FHRS

Posted by jhadmin

NHV Group is pleased to announce that its H175 fleet surpassed its first 40,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. At present the worldwide H175 fleet has accumulated over 66,000 flight hours, of which NHV thus accounted for more than 60%.

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Jan
29
2020

Helicopter Flight Training Center hires Robert Stevenson as sales director

Posted by jhadmin

29 January 2020 – Anaheim, Calif. – The Helicopter Flight Training Center, a Metro Aviation company, announced today the hire of Robert Stevenson, a 20- year industry veteran, as its training center sales director.

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Tags: Helicopter Flight Training Center metro aviation Robert Stevenson
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Jul
09
2020

Garmin announces virtual AirVenture Oshkosh experience

Posted by jhadmin

Garmin International, Inc. today announced a comprehensive line-up of virtual AirVenture Oshkosh events. Beginning Monday, July 20 through Saturday, July 25, Garmin will host a series of free educational webinars and product demonstrations, and feature unique opportunities that will bring the Garmin exhibit experience direct to its customers. Garmin has also partnered with Mike Patey, FlightChops, Trent Palmer and many more, who will round out the virtual experience. Customers can view a detailed list of events, dates and times by visiting: www.garmin.com/OSH2020.

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Tags: AirVenture Oshkosh Garmin International
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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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Jul
31
2020

NTSB Final Report: Cypress Island, WA

Posted by jhadmin

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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Jan
21
2020

An Easier Upgrade Path to Flightcell DZMx for Existing Satcom Users

Posted by jhadmin

Flightcell International are simplifying the replacement of legacy satellite equipment. Operators can now upgrade to the latest satellite & cellular hybrid technology, with minimal cost and minimal downtime.

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Tags: Flightcell
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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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Tags: FlightSafety Paris Le Bourget Learning Center Pilatus PC-24
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May
06
2020

FAA Advances Drone Integration Initiatives

Posted by jhadmin

WASHINGON–The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced a new Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI) that allows educational institutions and the agency to work collaboratively with students who pursue careers in UAS. “Providing our nation’s youth with educational opportunities is a major commitment of this administration,” said FAA Administrator Stephen M. Dickson. “We see these institutions opening doors for students seeking careers in this exciting, growing field of aviation.”

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Jul
06
2020

ERICKSON AWARDED NAWC-AD CONTRACT

Posted by jhadmin

Erickson Incorporated was recently awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract in support of the Naval Air Warfare Center, Aircraft Division (NAWC-AD). With an estimated aggregate contract ceiling of $7,143,500,000, the NAWC-AD Full Rate Production multiple award contract is designed to meet the requirement of NAWC-AD for full rate production of Mission System Avionics, aircraft upgrade and modification kits, components, and installation of these products. With this contract, Erickson may perform a variety of services for the United States Navy to include full rate production quantities of mechanical and electrical components, mission systems and components, kits, obsolescence engineering services, ancillary maintenance services, systems or aircraft modifications. The size and scope of these efforts may vary significantly up to and including integration of complete mission capabilities and complex systems integration. Erickson’s Chief Executive Officer Doug Kitani said of the win, “I am proud of our Defense & National Security team building on the remarkable legacy of our S-64 Air Crane® franchise and expeditionary air operations to develop a compelling defense MRO business with a reputation of delivering exceptional, high quality solutions to our Department of Defense aviation customers.” Erickson has a long history of serving the U.S. military around the world, and since 2015, Erickson’s Defense MRO business has supported the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps Aviation on the H-53E platform, providing refurbishments, planned maintenance and reset.

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Jan
20
2020

Dr. S. Harry Robertson, Founder of Robertson Fuel Systems, Receives Prestigious Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award

Posted by jhadmin

BEVERLY HILLS, CA., January 20, 2020 – Dr. S. Harry Robertson, Founder of Robertson Fuel Systems, A HEICO Company, was recognized for his entrepreneurial accomplishments with the Ken Ricci Lifetime Aviation Entrepreneur Award on January 16, 2020 at the 17th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards, hosted by John Travolta. Mr. Ken Ricci personally presented the award.

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Tags: Dr. S. Harry Robertson HEICO Robertson Fuel Systems
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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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Tags: Collins Aerospace Systems UTC
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Jul
09
2020

Bell Delivers the First TV News Helicopter to China

Posted by jhadmin

Beijing, China (8 July 2020) - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, recently delivered an Electronic News Gathering (ENG) Bell 429 to the Chinese national television broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV). This Bell 429 is the first dedicated ENG configured helicopter in China as well as the first ENG configured Bell 429 to operate in North Asia.

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Tags: Bell 429 Bell Textron Electronic News Gathering
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Feb
21
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Charlotte, TX

Posted by jhadmin

On January 24, 2020, at 1750 central standard time, a Robinson R22, N8364Y, impacted terrain during landing on field near Charlotte, Texas. The helicopter received substantial damage. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was registered to Flying J Services LLC and was operated by the pilot under Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a personal flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The flight was originating at the time of the accident and was destined to Jourdanton, Texas.

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Jun
08
2020

AeroBrigham awarded Jamaica Defence Force Bell 429 integration contract

Posted by jhadmin

June 8, 2020 - Decatur, Texas - Aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) provider, AeroBrigham has announced the contract award of systems integration for nine Bell 429 helicopters destined for the Jamaica Defence Force. The company has inducted and is performing work on the initial two airframes at their main facility in Decatur, Texas, a suburb of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area metroplex.

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Tags: AeroBrigham Bell 429 Jamaica Defence Force
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Jun
15
2020

Smart parachute rescue system available for DJI M210 Series

Posted by jhadmin

Focusing on the DJI M210 series, Drone Rescue's developers have set their sights on the next commercial drone from DJI. "With this new product, we are taking the natural step of securing commercial drone applications as well as police and fire brigade operations, since the DJI M210 V2 drone is used for many of these applications," reports Andreas Ploier, CEO and co-founder of Drone Rescue Systems GmbH. With regard to professional applications, the DJI M210 V2 is one of the world's best-selling drones and is used for inspections, protection and rescue services. The design as well as the flexibility of the aircraft allow for a variety of industry-specific applications. For this purpose, some of the drones are equipped with cost-intensive cameras and sensors that require special protection in the event of a failure of the flight system. "Investments for these drones are sometimes quite high. Therefore, in the event of a crash, special attention should be paid to the protection of the drone as well as the payload," says Ploier.

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Tags: Drone Rescue
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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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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters H135 NASA
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Jul
20
2020

Honeywell Opens New T55 Engine Maintenance Center In Phoenix

Posted by jhadmin

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has secured approval from the U.S. Army through a product verification audit and opened a state-of-the-art T55 Repair and Overhaul Center of Excellence facility near its Honeywell Aerospace headquarters in Phoenix.

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Tags: Honeywell T55 US Army
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Jan
15
2020

What a Ride!!!

Posted by jhadmin

As many of you know, after 50-plus years in the helicopter industry, including 15 years as HAI president and CEO, I'm retiring. I've been given more opportunities and experiences than I could've imagined when I started my career in aviation.

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Tags: HAI Matt Zuccaro
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Jun
29
2020

Helicopter training, wherever you are

Posted by jhadmin

In response to rising customer demand, Airbus Helicopters is expanding its distance learning offers by making a greater number of training courses available remotely, such as type ratings, recurrent trainings and familiarization courses.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters
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Jul
01
2020

Boeing Delivers 2,500th AH-64 Apache Helicopter

Posted by jhadmin

MESA, Ariz., —Boeing [NYSE: BA] recently delivered its 2,500th AH-64 Apache helicopter, an E-model Apache for the U.S. Army, from the company’s production line in Mesa, Arizona.

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May
14
2020

Robinson's Impact-Resistant Windshields Improve Bird Strike Protection

Posted by jhadmin

Torrance, CA — 13 May 2020 Robinson introduces optional impact-resistant windshields for R22, R44, and R66 helicopters to provide protection from bird strikes. Due to the lack of requirements governing small category helicopters, Robinson based the impact-resistant design on FAA requirements governing large transport category helicopters.

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Tags: R22 R44 R66 Robinson
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Apr
03
2020

US Treasury Announces New Application Process for Payroll Support

Posted by jhadmin

Please note: if you are intending to file for assistance from the Payroll Support Program, you should submit your application by 5:00 pm EDT today, April 3.

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Tags: HAI US Treasury
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Jun
23
2020

Gardner Standard Announces the Acquisition of Shadin Avionics

Posted by jhadmin

Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Shadin Avionics maintains a rich history of designing, manufacturing, and providing support services for fuel flow systems, engine trend monitoring, altitude management systems, air data computers and other instrumentation for turbine, piston and rotor aircraft for the military, general and corporate aviation markets. More recently, Shadin has redefined itself as a global leader in aviation electronics (avionics) integration and data management solutions with its Avionics Interface Systems ("AIS") and new Volta product lines. These products simplify aircraft modernization and will support future generations of conventional and electric aircraft.

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Tags: Shadin Shadin Avionics
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Feb
12
2020

Introducing Leonardo&Codemar S.A., a new joint venture focused on security and resilience, infrastructure management, and helicopter-based services

Posted by jhadmin

Rio de Janeiro, 12 February 2020 – Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered aerospace and security multinational, through its subsidiary Leonardo International, which was set up to support the Company’s operations around the world, and Codemar, Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá, have announced the creation of a joint venture named Leonardo&Codemar S.A., with 49% share of Codemar and 51% of Leonardo, established under Brazilian law. The joint venture’sobjective is to become the flagship in the development and delivery of projects for urban security and resilience as well as new infrastructure and helicopter-based services that will boost the expertise of Brazilian industry. Through the implementation of a range of innovative and challenging projects, Maricá will become a “living lab” for the most exciting and promising technological applications contributing to the safety and quality of citizens’ life, and the sustainable development within the area.

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Jul
11
2020

Boeing Completes Helicopter Deliveries to the Indian Air Force

Posted by jhadmin

NEW DELHI, India, - Boeing [NYSE: BA] has completed delivery of all new AH-64E Apache and CH-47F(I) Chinook military helicopters to the Indian Air Force (IAF). The final five of the 22 Apache attack helicopters were handed over to the IAF at Air Force Station, Hindan. Earlier in March, Boeing handed over the last five of 15 CH-47F(I) Chinook heavy-lift helicopters to the IAF.

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Tags: AH-64E Apache Boeing CH47F(I) IAF Indian Air Force
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Jul
15
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Wooster, OH

Posted by jhadmin

On July 4, 2020, about 1357 eastern daylight time (EDT), an Airbus Helicopter BK117, N263MH, was substantially damaged when it was involved in an accident at Wayne County Airport (KBJJ), Wooster, Ohio. The two commercial pilots, the flight nurse, and flight paramedic sustained no injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 helicopter air ambulance flight.

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Jan
27
2020

Leon County Sheriff's Office Selects Becker AMU 6500 Digital Audio Panel

Posted by jhadmin

January 27, 2020 -- Miramar, FL - Digital audio innovator, Becker Avionics, is proud to announce that Leon County Sheriff’s Office recently selected Becker Avionics’ AMU 6500 for installation on their new Bell 505 helicopter. Leon County Sheriff’s Office performs law enforcement, search and rescue and other critical functions in the panhandle of Florida including the state capital of Tallahassee.

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Tags: Becker Avionics Leon County Sheriff
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Jun
11
2020

BRISTOW COMPLETES MERGER WITH ERA

Posted by jhadmin

HOUSTON, June 11, 2020 -- Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:VTOL) and Era Group Inc. (“Era”) announced today that they have completed their combination (the “Merger”), creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification. The newly combined company will use the Bristow Group name (“Bristow”) and will remain a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange. The newly combined company’s common stock will begin trading under the stock ticker “VTOL” beginning on June 12, 2020 and will have a new CUSIP number of 11040G103.

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Tags: Bristow Era Group
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Apr
20
2020

Supporting those who protect us

Posted by jhadmin

As COVID-19 continues its spread around the globe, stressing healthcare systems and disrupting daily life and business operations, many of Airbus’ helicopter customers have found themselves on the front lines of their countries’ efforts to combat the virus, helping hospitals and governments provide air medical transport and other critical services.

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Tags: Airbus
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Mar
02
2020

AeroBrigham to debut external load technology

Posted by jhadmin

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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