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Jun
08
2020

ERICKSON ACHIEVES NAAMTA GLOBAL MEDICAL TRANSPORT ACCREDITATION

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PORTLAND, OR. – Erickson Incorporated, a worldwide leading operator, maintainer, and manufacturer of utility aircraft, has announced that the United States Department of Defense awarded Erickson Inc and other Non-defense agencies, the NAAMTA Global Medical Transport Accreditation.

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Jun
08
2020

FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION (FAA) APPROVAL OF COPTERSAFETY’S AW139 SIMULATOR

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HELSINKI, FINLAND – Coptersafety’s CAE AW139 full flight simulator has been qualified to Level-D by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) National Simulator Program. Level-D qualification is only assigned to full-flight-simulators that meet the highest standards of the FAA.

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Jun
08
2020

Helicopter Air Ambulance Operator’s Poor Safety Management, Inadequate Oversight Led to Fatal Crash

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WASHINGTON — An air ambulance helicopter crash that killed three crew members was caused by the operator’s “inadequate management of safety,” which led to a pilot departing on a flight without a thorough preflight weather evaluation, the National Transportation Safety Board announced in a public meeting Tuesday.

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Jun
08
2020

NTSB Asks Helicopter Manufacturers to Install Recording Systems FAA Refuses to Require

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​WASHINGTON ― The National Transportation Safety Board, in a safety recommendation report issued Tuesday called on helicopter manufacturers to equip turbine-powered helicopters with crash-resistant systems to record data, audio, and images.

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Jun
08
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: West Branch, MI

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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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Jun
08
2020

Dispatch from the field: H145M’s latest operations fulfill expectations

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With Hungary recently receiving three additional H145Ms in May 2020, this light-attack, four-tonne helicopter seems poised for action this year. Here’s a look at how customers like Luxembourg, Serbia, the Thai Navy, the German Bundeswehr and the Hungarian Defence Forces are introducing their first units into operation.

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Jun
08
2020

AeroBrigham awarded Jamaica Defence Force Bell 429 integration contract

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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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Jun
05
2020

Montenegro Air Force Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 505s

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Fort Worth, TX - Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the Montenegro Air Force has signed a purchase agreement for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X’s. These new aircraft will be used to train the Montenegrin military pilots. The agreement also provides that Bell will provide training for three pilots in France and eight technicians at its Bell Training Academy in Fort Worth, TX. The helicopters will be delivered out of our Bell-owned service center in Prague.

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Jun
04
2020

Anand Stanley appointed President Airbus Asia-Pacific

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Toulouse, 4 June 2020 – Airbus has named Anand Stanley as President Airbus Asia-Pacific, effective 1 July 2020.

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Jun
03
2020

Helitrans accepts first helicopters under e-delivery process

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Trondheim, 3 June 2020 – Helitrans of Norway has become the first customer to take delivery of new Airbus helicopters using the e-Delivery process devised to enable deliveries while ensuring compliance with COVID-19 health and safety restrictions.

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Jun
01
2020

Bell Boeing MV-22 Saves Airman’s Life in Operation Odyssey Dawn

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In March 2011, in partnership with various national military units, the U.S. Armed forces embarked on Operation Odyssey Dawn – a joint international operation in Libya. On the third day, a U.S. Air Force fighter jet pilot, Maj. Kenneth Harney, was forced to eject out of his failing aircraft, landing in hostile territory. A fast rescue was imperative to continue the operation, avoid any strategic setbacks and save the Airman’s life. Because of the time constraints and gravity of the situation, the fastest aircraft – the Bell Boeing MV-22 Osprey – was selected for deployment.

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May
28
2020

Garmin issues statement concerning the protection of aviation radio altimeters against prospective 5G network

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Garmin International, Inc. today announced that it has joined a broad aviation industry coalition in urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reconsider its Report and Order to repurpose C-band frequency spectrum nearby to the frequency band that is used by safety-critical FAA- certified radio altimeters, including Garmin’s GRA 5500 and GRA 55. Radio altimeters are essential to safe airplane and helicopter operations, allowing pilots to safely land and avoid terrain, particularly during poor weather conditions and low visibility. The industry coalition is working to ensure radio altimeters are appropriately protected from prospective flexible-use applications, including 5G operations.

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May
28
2020

H145M - the flying command post

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The H145M is a true multi-role helicopter. In addition to tactical air transport of six fully equipped special-forces commandos, this light twin-engine helicopter can be deployed for fire support, armed reconnaissance, evacuation of wounded or for hostage rescue. But attention is shifting to an ever greater extent to its use as a flying command post. In close cooperation with industrial partners, Airbus Helicopters is working to further expand the command, control, communications, computer, collaboration and intelligence (C5I) capabilities of the H145M. Helicopters are able to manoeuvre in low-level airspace in a way that fixed-wing aircraft and UAVs simply can’t – all the while collecting and collating data for distribution to ground-based units on the battlefield.

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May
27
2020

Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter conducts first successful firings of Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM)

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Leonardo and Thales are proud to announce the first successful firings of the Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) from Leonardo’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter. The firings were conducted as part of the UK MoD’s Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) programme and demonstrated the integration of the Martlet onto the AW159 platform. This represents a major milestone for the programme and will enable this high-end capability to enter service with the Royal Navy later this year.

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May
26
2020

Med-Trans Acquiring SevenBar Aviation

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Med-Trans Corporation, a leading air medical transport company, is acquiring SevenBar Aviation, a privately- owned medical flight company offering fixed and rotor wing airlift services to a broad array of healthcare organizations throughout the nation. SevenBar has a fleet of seven jet and turboprops and five helicopters providing services in six states.

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May
26
2020

Honoring Heroes During National EMS Week

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Somewhere, a dedicated team stands ready, waiting to launch a Bell aircraft, reach an emergency site and save a life. As the third week of May 2020 comes to a close, the U.S. celebrates emergency medical services (EMS) personnel and recognizes their unrelenting commitment to caring for patients - even in uncertain environments. Now, more than ever, Bell is proud to support the dedicated teams that provide patients with immediate treatment, transportation and access to medical care. The paramedics and pilots that answer these calls take on a demanding, time-sensitive job that can quite literally make a difference between life or death for injured or ill individuals. Which is why we're grateful for their sacrifices, their heroism and their perseverance, especially when their own health is at risk.

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May
26
2020

Alps Obstacle Database Update Available

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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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May
26
2020

MD HELICOPTER LAUNCHES FLIGHT SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 HUMANITARIAN MISSIONS

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An MDHI pilot flew the first mission in one of the Company’s helicopters to the Navajo Nation, whose border is approximately 150 miles north of MDHI’s Mesa, AZ base of operations. The Navajo Nation covers 27,000 square miles that can be logistically challenging for transport of goods due to terrain and obstacles throughout its vast expanse. During the COVID-19 crisis, large quantities of relief aid accumulated in the Phoenix area awaiting distribution. The urgent situation called for a helicopter solution to deliver the desparately needed aid to multiple locations much faster than ground transport could provide. MDHI accepted the opportunity to assist our neighbors to the north.

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May
26
2020

Leonardo AW159 Wildcat helicopter conducts first successful firings of Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM)

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Leonardo and Thales are proud to announce the first successful firings of the Thales ‘Martlet’ Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) from Leonardo’s AW159 Wildcat helicopter. The firings were conducted as part of the UK MoD’s Future Anti-Surface Guided Weapon (FASGW) programme and demonstrated the integration of the Martlet onto the AW159 platform. This represents a major milestone for the programme and will enable this high-end capability to enter service with the Royal Navy later this year.

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May
21
2020

KAMAN K-MAX® CONTINUES AS A PROVEN FIREFIGHTING ASSET FOR U.S. FOREST SERVICE

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.-- Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE: KAMN), today announced the United States Forest Service (USFS) awarded 40 percent of all Type 1, large helicopters exclusive use contracts, to K-MAX helicopter operators. These four-year contracts ensure immediate resources are available to the USFS when the need for firefighting arises.

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May
21
2020

Christoph Zammert: How Airbus is helping frontline helicopter operators in the fight against COVID-19

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Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been humbled and impressed by how our helicopter operators have risen to the challenge of combatting the most wide-ranging health crisis to hit our planet in modern times.

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May
21
2020

Metro Aviation announces new Director of Operations

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21 MAY 2020 – Shreveport, La. – Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the company’s new Director of Operations. Brian will work closely with the Safety and Training departments to oversee the daily aviation operations for Metro’s 36 air medical customers and more than 140 aircraft.

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May
20
2020

Precision Support Services hires Grayson Barrows as General Manager

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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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May
20
2020

NTSB Final Report: Arlington, IN

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On July 6, 2018, about 1720 eastern daylight time, a Bell 47G-2 helicopter, N96195, was substantially damaged when it impacted a corn field near Arlington, Indiana. A postimpact fire ensued. The commercial pilot was fatally injured. The helicopter was owned and operated by Central Indiana Ag Services, LLC as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed and no Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) flight plan had been filed for the flight. The local flight departed about 1655 from a loading platform at a farm located 1 mile northwest of the accident location.

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May
20
2020

HAI Statement on NTSB Hearing on 2019 Air Ambulance Crash in Ohio

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Alexandria, Va. (May 20, 2020) – Like many others in the rotorcraft industry, staff members from Helicopter Association International (HAI) viewed the May 19, 2020, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) board hearing on the cause of a January 2019 crash of a helicopter air ambulance (HAA) flight in Ohio. HAI appreciates the extraordinary efforts made by the investigative team in determining the myriad factors that led to the accident, which took the lives of three people who were on a mission to save lives. We offer our deepest condolences to the families, friends, and co-workers of those lost in the accident.

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May
19
2020

Universal Avionics Restructures Executive Team

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Tucson, Arizona - May 19, 2020 – Universal Avionics (UA) announces the restructuring of its executive team with Mr. Gil Rivnai appointed as Vice President of Engineering and Mr. Marc Bouliane’s previous role as Vice President of Business Development expanded to include Marketing and Services.

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May
19
2020

NTSB Final Report: Bentley, IL

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On July 6, 2018, about 1715 central daylight time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N224KM, was substantially damaged during a forced landing near Bentley, Illinois. The pilot was not injured. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Woodley Aerial Leasing LLC under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the local flight, which departed about 1705 from a load truck near Bentley, Illinois.

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May
19
2020

HAI Appoints Rob Volmer as VP, Marketing Communications

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Alexandria, Va. (May 19, 2020) – Robert M. Volmer has joined HAI as the vice president of Marketing Communications. In this role, Rob will oversee branding, messaging, research, technology, and media for the association.

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May
18
2020

Entrol H11 FNPT III MCC simulator installed at HeliCentre Netherlands

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HeliCentre has acquired an H11 FNPT III MCC simulator from Entrol. It has been installed at HeliCentre's premises in Lelystad, The Netherlands.

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May
18
2020

Appareo Releases Major Upgrade to Web-Based Flight Data Analysis Software

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FARGO, North Dakota (May 18, 2020) — Appareo today released a major architectural upgrade to Appareo EnVision, the company’s analysis software system for Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) or Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) programs. Appareo EnVision is a web-based application that allows fleet operators to access past and current flight data, generate detailed reports, and trend the safety improvements in their operations. Prior to this release, the software accepted flight data captured by Appareo’s Vision 1000 cockpit recorder. With this architectural rewrite, the Appareo EnVision web app can now accept flight data from other devices, including other Appareo flight data recorders and even third-party sources.

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