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Jun
14
2022

AFDAU-T1 ACHIEVES US FOREST SERVICE ATU COMPLIANCE

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The AFDAU-T1, Australia’s standout additional telemetry unit (ATU) for aerial firefighting, has achieved compliance for the new US Forest Service requirements for event data this week. The update enables all Aerial Firefighting Data Acquisition Unit (AFDAU) units already installed in aircraft to meet compliance specifications

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Tags: AFDAU TracPlus US Forest Service
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Jun
15
2022

HeliSpeed purchases an H14 FNPT II MCC simulator from Entrol

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In January 2023 Entrol will install their H14 FNPT II MCC simulator based on the Bell 429 at HeliSpeed Academy Base in Blackpool, Lancashire, United Kingdom. The H14 is equipped with GTN 750 and GTN 650 units, a three channel cylindrical visual system with a FOV of 200ºx40º and a vibration system to replicate the normal and abnormal flying conditions such as vortex ring, translational lift and turbulence.

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Tags: Bell 429 Entrol HeliSpeed
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Jun
15
2022

CareFlite Adds Bell 407GXi to Air Ambulance Fleet

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Fort Worth, TX (15 June 2022) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, announced today that CareFlite has signed an agreement to purchase a Bell 407GXi aircraft outfitted with an IFR configuration kit.

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Tags: Bell Bell 407GXi Bell Textron CareFlite Textron
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Jun
16
2022

Garmin celebrates a milestone of more than 25,000 integrated flight deck deliveries

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), today celebrated the delivery of over 25,000 integrated flight decks, including forward-fit and retrofit solutions for general and business aviation, rotorcraft, military and government, and regional aircraft markets. Garmin avionics have revolutionized the aviation industry for nearly two decades, ushering in the era of fully integrated flight decks for light aircraft while also expanding the capabilities of turbine aircraft. Recognized for reliability, quality and innovation, Garmin flight decks have been certified on over 80 aircraft models representing 20 different aircraft manufacturers—more than any other avionics manufacturer.    

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Tags: Garmin
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Jun
20
2022

NTSB Final Report: Fallon, Nevada

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The helicopter pilot reported that, while hovering in front of a hangar he erroneously increased collective pitch, panicked, and lost control of the helicopter. The helicopter subsequently impacted the top of a hanger and rolled over. The helicopter sustained substantial damage to the main rotor and tail boom. The pilot reported that there were no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

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Tags: FALLON Nevada NTSB Report
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Jun
20
2022

Dwayne Charette elected Ontario Aerospace Council board chair

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Pickering, Ontario, June 20, 2022 – The Ontario Aerospace Council announced today that Dwayne Charette, president and chief operating officer of Airbus Helicopters Canada, was elected board chair and assumed the role on May 27. His responsibilities include chairing OAC executive committee and board of directors’ meetings, providing oversight of organizational operations, as well as advocating for Ontario’s aerospace industry within the province, at the federal level and globally.

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Tags: Dwayne Charette Ontario Aerospace Council
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Jun
20
2022

Garmin achieves EASA approval for the GFC 600H flight control system for AS350 helicopters

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OLATHE, Kan. — Garmin® International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NYSE: GRMN), is pleased to announce European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval of the GFC™ 600H for AS350 helicopters, providing a cost-effective flight control solution that reduces pilot workload and improves mission effectiveness. The GFC 600H provides a number of helicopter-tailored safety features, including attitude hold with speed stability, the innovative hover assist mode, Garmin Helicopter Electronic Stability and Protection (H-ESP™), dedicated return-to-level (LVL) mode, as well as overspeed and low-speed protection, and more.

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Tags: AS350 EASA Garmin
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Jun
20
2022

LCI AND SMFL DELIVER TWO NEW AW169 HELICOPTERS TO ALIDAUNIA FOR MISSION CRITICAL EMS OPERATIONS

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LCI, a leading aviation company and a subsidiary of the Libra Group, and Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited (SMFL), have delivered two new Leonardo AW169 helicopters from its joint venture leasing operation to the well-established Italian helicopter operator, Alidaunia.

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Tags: LCI
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Jun
22
2022

Universal Avionics Chosen to Provide Enhanced Vision Cameras to Bavarian Police Helicopters

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Tucson, Arizona – Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems company, has been selected by Airbus Helicopters to supply its EVS4000 multispectral Enhanced Vision cameras for installation on 8 new Airbus H145 helicopters destined to the Bavarian Police. The addition of the EVS4000 improves safety by increasing situational awareness in low-visibility situations including inclement weather and during night missions.

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters Elbit Systems EVS4000 UA Universal Avionics
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Jun
22
2022

Heli-One Completes Successful SkyVis Test Flights on BPOL H215, STC expected in 2022

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Tucson, Arizona – Universal Avionics, an Elbit Systems Company, in partnership with Heli-One (Norway) AS and the Bundespolizei – German Federal Police (BPOL) has successfully completed test flights of its SkyVis Helmet Mounted Display (HMD). The partnership is aimed at the development of a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for SkyVis on H215 (AS332L1e) helicopters. At its completion, it will be the first civilian certification of a helmet-mounted display.

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Tags: Elbit Systems German Federal Police SkyVis Universal Universal Avionics
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