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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ROADRUNNER® ELECTRONIC FLIGHT INSTRUMENT BRINGS EHANCED CAPABILITY TO SANTA BARBARA FIREHAWK®

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instruments (EFIs) to Arista Aviation as cost-effective, easy-to-install replacements on a FIREHAWK helicopter to be operated by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department (SBCFD).

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS PROVIDES BADGER PRO+ INTEGRATED FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR BELL 412EPX AND BELL 429 NEW PRODUCTION ROTORCRAFT

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is providing its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system to Bell, a Textron company, for Bell 412EPX and Bell 429 new production rotorcraft.

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Jan
27
2020

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

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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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Jan
27
2020

NHV Group and Tropical Arctic Logistics sign Strategic Teaming Agreement

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Ostend – 27th January 2020 - NHV Group, a leading provider of B2B helicopter services and Tropical Arctic Logistics Ltd (TAL), a Nigerian subsidiary of Baywood Integrated Group, specialized in logistics and flight services are pleased to announce that they have entered into a teaming agreement. The agreement is designed to allow both companies to jointly pursue strategic opportunities in Nigeria and the West-African offshore industry. United as a new helicopter service provider, they are determined to give strong impetus to safety and operational compliance.

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Jan
27
2020

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

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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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Jan
27
2020

HAI Statement on Calabasas Crash

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“Helicopter Association International expresses our deepest sympathies to the families, friends, and coworkers of those lost in today’s crash. HAI’s official policy is to refrain from commenting on any accident until authorities complete their investigation.”

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Jan
27
2020

Life Flight Network Announces Closure of Rexburg, Idaho Base

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Aurora, Ore., — Life Flight Network, a not-for-profit air and ground medical transport program serving the western United States, is closing its Rexburg, Idaho rotor-wing base due to declining reimbursement rates. The base closed January 24, 2020. Life Flight Network will continue to serve eastern Idaho from its other bases in Idaho and Montana. All employees at the Rexburg base have been offered other positions within the company.

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Jan
27
2020

Traveling by helicopter was common for Kobe Bryant - USA TODAY

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Traveling by helicopter was common for Kobe Bryant  USA TODAY

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Jan
27
2020

Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, among 9 killed in a helicopter crash in California - CNN

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Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, among 9 killed in a helicopter crash in California  CNN

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Jan
27
2020

Probe of Kobe Bryant Crash will Probably Focus on Fog, Possible Mechanical Problems, Experts Say - AviationPros.com

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Probe of Kobe Bryant Crash will Probably Focus on Fog, Possible Mechanical Problems, Experts

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Jan
27
2020

HAI Statement on Calabasas Crash - AviationPros.com

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HAI Statement on Calabasas Crash  AviationPros.com

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Jan
27
2020

Bryants helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers - The Providence Journal

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Bryants helicopter flew in fog that grounded other choppers  The Providence Journal

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Jan
27
2020

Investigation begins in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 8 others - 10News

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Investigation begins in helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant, 8 others  10News

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Jan
27
2020

Flight logs show Kobe Bryant's helicopter veered into Calabasas mountains at high rate of speed - 10News

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Flight logs show Kobe Bryant's helicopter veered into Calabasas mountains at high rate of

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Jan
27
2020

Pilot of helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash - Anchorage Daily News

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Pilot of helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant tried to climb to avoid clouds before crash  Anchorage

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Jan
27
2020

Kobe Bryant's helicopter flew in foggy conditions that led police to ground other choppers - WJLA

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Kobe Bryant's helicopter flew in foggy conditions that led police to ground other choppers  WJLA

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Jan
27
2020

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: What we know about the other victims - ABC News

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Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: What we know about the other victims  ABC News

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Jan
27
2020

Helicopter Lacked Recommended Warning System Overruled by FAA That ‘Could Have Helped’ - NBC Bay Area

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Helicopter Lacked Recommended Warning System Overruled by FAA That ‘Could Have Helped’  NBC Bay Area

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Jan
27
2020

Kobe Bryant and Eight Others Crashed in a Helicopter With a History in Illinois - The Daily Beast

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Kobe Bryant and Eight Others Crashed in a Helicopter With a History in Illinois  The Daily Beast

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS’ READIES ITS AIRBORNE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR VARIOUS AIRBUS HELICOPTER PLATFORMS

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America is readying its wireless Airborne Communication System (wACS) for entry into service on various Airbus Helicopters’ aircraft platforms, beginning with the H145.

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Jan
27
2020

ASTRONAUTICS ADDS NEW ENHANCEMENTS TO ROADRUNNER® EFI

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – January 27, 2020 - Astronautics Corporation of America is releasing enhancements to its AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The latest updates include further enhancements that improve integration with all H-60 platforms, as well as support for additional military functions such as Tactical Air Navigation Systems (TACAN).

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Jan
27
2020

Helicopter In Kobe Bryant Crash Considered A Safe VIP Aircraft, But Flight Conditions May Have Been Difficult - Forbes

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Helicopter In Kobe Bryant Crash Considered A Safe VIP Aircraft, But Flight Conditions May Have Been

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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

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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
26
2020

Lakers great Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash - WKRN News 2

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Lakers great Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash  WKRN News 2

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Jan
26
2020

Helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant made climbing turn before rapid dive - ESPN

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Helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant made climbing turn before rapid dive  ESPN

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Jan
26
2020

List of Notable People Killed in Helicopter Crashes - NBC New York

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List of Notable People Killed in Helicopter Crashes  NBC New York

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Jan
26
2020

Helicopter in crash that killed Kobe Bryant previously owned by state of Illinois - Journal Gazette and Times-Courier

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Helicopter in crash that killed Kobe Bryant previously owned by state of Illinois  Journal Gazette

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Jan
24
2020

Airwolf is extending the benefits of True Blue Power® Lithium-ion Batteries to over 18 turbine helicopter models

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Middlefield, Ohio. -- Airwolf Aerospace is expanding its cost saving product line with new Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) that will allow the installation of True Blue Power’s, ultra-lightweight fast charging, low maintenance, field proven, TSO approved lithium-ion main ship batteries on all variants of: Airbus H-125 (AStar), H-130, H-135, H-145, Bell, 206, 206L/L3/L4, 407, Enstrom 480, MD369, MD500 and MD600, helicopters. European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) and National Civil Agency of Brazil (ANAC) STC’s will follow the FAA certification. The STC project for the helicopters listed above is in the final stages. Certification should be received and the battery STC Kits will be available at the end of Q1 2020. Helicopter models such as Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1, and Leonardo AW119 and AW139 will follow later in 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

YES Communications Announces Formation of YES Rentals

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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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Jan
24
2020

Twirly Birds Announce the 2020 Les Morris Award Recipient

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International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2020 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Lifetime Twirly Bird member and past president, Mr. Steve Sullivan. As an industry veteran, past Chairman and board member of HAI, Sullivan began his flying career almost 60 years ago as an ROTC flight training student followed by U.S. Army Rotary Wing flight training and deployment to Vietnam in 1967 and 1968. Sullivan remained in the U.S. Army Reserves in various Command and Staff assignments until the early 1980’s.

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