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Sep
02
2020

Tokyo Metropolitan Government evaluates the AW609 tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to revolutionize connections with Ogasawara island

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Rome, 2 September 2020 – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government recently announced the intention to evaluate the AW609 multirole commercial tiltrotor’s unique capabilities to deliver unprecedented levels of transport to Ogasawara island in the future. The distinguished characteristics of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor, combining turboprop-like performance (speed, range, altitude) and rotorcraft versatility (vertical take -off / landing and hovering) would deliver outstanding services to reach Ogasawara, approximately 1000 km from Tokyo. Missions would be performed in all weather conditions and with limited infrastructural impact thanks to its helicopter-like footprint.

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Sep
02
2020

SUMMIT AVIATION INSTALLS GARMIN G500H TXI FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEM ON MD 520N HELICOPTER

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MIDDLETOWN, Delaware, Sept. 2, 2020 – Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced that it has been awarded the Supplemental Type Certificate for the installation of Garmin’s G500H TXi Flight Display System on MDHI 500N series aircraft.

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Sep
01
2020

Aero Dynamix has received STC# SA09894AC for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Viking De Havilland DH-6-400 Twin Otter Platform

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Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announced today that they have received STC# SA09894AC for the Night Vision Compatible Lighting Modifications on the Viking De Havilland DH-6-400 Twin Otter platform. “We are extremely proud to add another fixed wing certification to our list of accomplishments in order to support our customers’ needs and demonstrate our team’s expertise” said Everett Horst, ADI’s Sr. Manager Sales and Product Support.

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Sep
01
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Logan, IA

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On August 8, 2020, about 1845 central daylight time, a Robinson R-44II helicopter, N89LA, sustained substantial damage when it was involved in an accident near Logan, Iowa. The commercial pilot sustained serious injuries. The helicopter was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 aerial application flight.

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Sep
01
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Marathon, TX

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On August 8, 2020, at an unknown time, a Bell 206B helicopter, N284S, was destroyed when it was involved in an accident near Marathon, Texas. The pilot was seriously injured, and the three passengers were fatally injured. The flight was operated as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations 91 aerial survey flight.

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Aug
31
2020

Helicopter Association International Hires Mike Hertzendorf as VP of Operations

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Alexandria, Va. (August 31, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael J. Hertzendorf (US Army, Ret.) as vice president of operations.

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Aug
31
2020

The StandardAero engine experts are back in your shop!

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Winnipeg, MB. August 2020. - As part of StandardAero’s commitment to supporting our customers worldwide and due to popular demand, we are pleased to announce a new series of technical online events coming up this fall. This three-part webinar series is aimed to assist operators and maintenance crews to enhance their aircraft engine knowledge and help them with common troubleshooting issues.

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Aug
31
2020

Entrol certifies H135 FTD Level 3 simulator

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Entrol has certified in the Netherlands an H135 FTD Level 3.

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Aug
31
2020

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

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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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Aug
31
2020

MD HELICOPTERS RECEIVES CERTIFICATION FOR MD 530F MGTOW INCREASE TO 3,350 POUNDS

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Mesa, Ariz., August 31, 2020 – MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) has received FAA certification to increase its MD 530F single engine helicopter’s internal max gross take-off weight (MGTOW) from 3,100 to 3,350 lb. This increase allows the MD 530F to support extended range, increased mission versatility, more time on target, and additional mission equipment options.

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Aug
31
2020

AeroBrigham continues support of essential air medical providers

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August 31, 2020 - Decatur, Texas - With support of critical healthcare providers more important than ever, AeroBrigham is continuing to provide frontline assistance to air medical operators around the United States. One of these operators is Survival Flight, based in Batesville, Arkansas.

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Aug
26
2020

MedForce Joins Metro Family

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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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Aug
26
2020

AT Systems starts Airworthiness process with US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory

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AT Systems, LLC is proud to announce the start of the Airworthiness Release Process (AWR) as a part of the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the US Army Aeromedical Laboratory (USAARL) at Fort Rucker, AL.

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Aug
24
2020

FAA to Test and Evaluate Unmanned Aircraft Detection & Mitigation Equipment at Airports

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced today that it plans to evaluate technologies and systems that could detect and mitigate potential safety risks posed by unmanned aircraft. The effort will be part of the agency’s Airport Unmanned Aircraft Systems Detection and Mitigation Research Program.

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Aug
24
2020

IHSF Compiles Technology List Focused on Reducing Helicopter Accidents

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In an effort to group and identify technology items deemed most likely to eliminate helicopter accidents, the International Helicopter Safety Foundation (www.IHSF.aero) has compiled a list of key safety tools based on recommendations from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) and the European Safety Promotion Network–Rotorcraft (https://www.easa.europa.eu/domains/safety-management/safety-promotion/european-safety-promotion-network-rotorcraft-espn-r).

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Aug
21
2020

Sweet Helicopters Premium Charters Announces New FlightPlan Program

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(Fort Wayne, Ind.) | Sweet Helicopters, a helicopter charter service company based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, has launched a membership program called FlightPlanTM that will allow clients to purchase prepaid packages of flight-hour credits at a discounted rate to be used at the clients’ discretion.

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Aug
21
2020

TracPlus and Airborne Mission Systems Launch AFDAU-T1 to Simplify Collecting and Reporting Operational Data for Aerial Firefighters

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Global real-time tracking and communications leader, TracPlus, partners with Sydney-based engineering firm to launch the world’s first automatic bucket calibration and digital data collection tool – automating the collection and reporting of aerial firefighting data for NAFC contracts.

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Aug
21
2020

THC purchases 10 Airbus H125 helicopters

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Riyadh - The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand and support the development of the Kingdom’s wider aviation sector.

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Aug
21
2020

Leonardo strengthens helicopter support services in South Africa

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Leonardo is strengthening the level of support and maintenance services offered to its customer base in South Africa with a new service centre following the recent acquisition of Precision Aviation Services (Pty) Ltd. This is located at Wonderboom Airport – Pretoria and comprises 2275 m2 of floor space, 450 m2 of workshop and store, and an equivalent amount of office space.

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Aug
20
2020

HAI, New Orleans, Industry Gearing Up for HAI HELI-EXPO 2021

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Alexandria, Va. (August 20, 2020) – HAI HELI-EXPO 2021 in New Orleans is still about seven months away, but that doesn't mean that preparations for the world's largest civil helicopter show and exhibition are lagging.

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Aug
20
2020

THC purchases 10 Airbus H125 helicopters

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Riyadh, 20 August 2020 – The Helicopter Company (THC), which is fully owned by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia, today announced that it has signed a purchase agreement with Airbus Helicopters to purchase 10 H125 helicopters. The deal comes as part of THC’s commitment to further expand its fleet and introduce new services that fulfill market demand and support the development of the Kingdom’s wider aviation sector.

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Aug
20
2020

TracPlus and Airborne Mission Systems Launch AFDAU-T1 to Simplify Collecting and Reporting Operational Data for Aerial Firefighters

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Sydney, Australia - TracPlus Global and Aircraft Maintenance Solutions (AMS) have launched the aerial firefighting data acquisition unit, AFDAU-T1 – a product set to revolutionise the way aerial firefighters collect and report operational data.

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Aug
19
2020

USHST Supports Safety System of Human Performance Improvement

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Members of the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team have completed their collaboration with safety experts within the HAI Utilities, Patrol and Construction (UPAC) Working Group to revise the UPAC Safety Guide for Helicopter Operators. A key section added to the revision focuses on the safety system of Human Performance Improvement (HPI). This is an approach that combines education, methods and controls designed to eliminate latent and active organizational weaknesses, identify areas of improvement, and increase performance and efficiencies.

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Aug
19
2020

Airbus delivers first of 16 advanced law enforcement H125 helicopters to U.S. Customs and Border Protection

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Columbus, Miss., August 19, 2020 – Airbus Helicopters, Inc. (AHI) has delivered the first of 16 new H125 helicopters uniquely configured for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO). AMO collaborated with AHI as part of a long-term fleet upgrade initiative, and the resulting configuration has led to one of the most advanced, high-tech law enforcement helicopters ever developed.

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Aug
18
2020

KAMAN ANNOUNCES $57 MILLION JOINT PROGRAMMABLE FUZE ORDER

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.-- Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it received an order under Option 15 of its Joint Programmable Fuze (“JPF”) contract with the U.S. Air Force (“USAF”). This order has an expected value of approximately $57.3 million for the procurement of JPFs for 25 foreign militaries.

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Aug
18
2020

FAA Continues Drone Integration Initiatives

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced 26 schools have been selected so far to participate in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Collegiate Training Initiative (UAS-CTI).

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Aug
17
2020

MDHI Factory Service Center Completes Comprehensive Overhaul of CoxHealth MD 902

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Mesa, Ariz., August 17, 2020 - MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) today completed a 5,000-hour airframe overhaul, multiple inspections, repairs, and modifications on an MD 902 Explorer for Missouri-based CoxHealth. In partnership with Air Methods Corporation, CoxHealth operates Cox Air Care with two MD 902 Explorers. Cox Air Care provides vital helicopter air ambulance (HAA) service throughout southwest Missouri and parts of northwest Arkansas from its bases at Cox South in Springfield and Citizens Memorial Healthcare in Bolivar, Mo.

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Aug
17
2020

THOR VTOL Completes Environmental Qualification Tests Ahead of Delivery of 1,000 Units

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Haifa, Israel, - Elbit Systems’ THOR, a multi-rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), successfully completed a series of environmental qualification tests ahead of the delivery of more than a thousand of units to an army in Southeast Asia. As announced on October 6, 2019, the Company was awarded a $153 million contract to provide a networked multi-layered UAS array to an army in Southeast Asia, including more than 1,000 THOR VTOL mini-UAS.

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Aug
14
2020

FAA to Host Virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

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Registration is now open for the Federal Aviation Administration’s first virtual International Rotorcraft Safety Conference, which will take place Oct. 27 through Oct 29 to explore ways to reduce the national and international helicopter accident rate.

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Aug
14
2020

AIR METHODS, AIRLIFT NORTHWEST ANNOUNCE CONTINUED RELATIONSHIP

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GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., – Air Methods, a leading air medical service in the U.S., and the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine, announced today that they have renewed their long-standing relationship with Airlift Northwest the premier emergency air medical service in the Pacific Northwest. Air Methods and UW Medicine have been collaborating to serve communities in the region since 2015.

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