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Jan
02
2020

NTSB Final Report: Perryville, MO

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On July 1, 2017, about 2036 central daylight time, an Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, MBB-BK 117 B-2, N238BK, helicopter, landed hard and rolled over during an emergency landing to a field near Perryville, Missouri. The pilot, three crew members, and a passenger received minor injuries, and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was owned and operated by Air Methods Corporation, doing business as Kids Flight, as a 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 135 medical flight. Visual meteorological conditions (dusk) prevailed at the time of the accident, and a company visual flight rules flight plan was filed. The flight originated from the St. Francis Medical Center (MO50), Cape Girardeau, Missouri, about 2019 and was en route to the St. Louis Children's Hospital (2MU1), St. Louis, Missouri.

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Jan
02
2020

Helicopter Institute Adds FRASCA HTD

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The Helicopter Institute, Fort Worth, TX has placed an order for a Frasca Bell 407 Helicopter Training Device (HTD). The HTD is an FAA qualified AATD and features Garmin G500H display, Simulated HeliSAS, Garmin GTN650 GPS,Frasca’s TruVision™ visual system with three channel HDTV visual display system and a Newport, OR Helicopter mission training visual database. The institute offers part 135 training and checking.

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Jan
06
2020

Airbus teams up with Aston Martin to launch the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter

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Courchevel – The ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, the first offering from the recently-announced partnership between Aston Martin Lagonda and Airbus Corporate Helicopters, was revealed today at Courchevel in the French Alps.

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Jan
06
2020

2020 K-MAX CALENDAR

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Featuring dramatic photographs of Kaman's K-MAX helicopter in action around the world. Feel free to download our 2020 K-MAX Calendar.

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Jan
06
2020

Bell Reveals the City of the Future at CES 2020

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CES 2020 – Las Vegas (Jan. 6, 2020) – Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, reveals at CES a vivid look into the future of the smart city ecosystem. The Bell Nexus air taxi and the Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) – both groundbreaking technologies – will coexist to move people, products and information across connected cities.

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Jan
06
2020

Helicopter Association International Names James A. Viola as President and CEO

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Alexandria, Va. (January 6, 2020) – The Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to name James A. Viola as the organization's next president and CEO effective Jan. 16, 2020. Viola replaces Matthew S. Zuccaro, who announced his retirement last fall.

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Jan
07
2020

Carroll Lane Named President of Commercial Engines, Pratt & Whitney

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn., -- Pratt & Whitney today announced that Carroll Lane has assumed the role of President of the company's Commercial Engines business, reporting to Pratt & Whitney President Christopher Calio. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The appointment was previously announced during the UTC Earnings call in October.

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Jan
08
2020

Who Rates Best to Avoid Fatal Helicopter Accidents? Who Rates Worst?

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WASHINGTON DC – Sometimes, numbers don’t reflect the truth. To understand the real story, some numbers need to be placed in the proper context alongside additional data. This also holds true when the safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) analyze accident data.

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Jan
09
2020

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Announces FAA TSO for AERONOX NVG Mount and Battery Pack

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(BOISE, Idaho—1/9/2020) Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) announced today the official Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical standard order (TSO) approval for the AERONOX NVG mount and battery pack.

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Jan
13
2020

Leonardo and the "Federico II" University launch the Aerotech Academy for engineering studies in March 2020

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Leonardo - the leading Italian industrial company in high technologies and among the top ten in the world in Aerospace, Defense and Security - has signed a collaboration agreement with the University of Naples "Federico II" to launch the Aerotech Academy, an advanced training course on leading engineering issues. The course will provide skills and operational competence that can be immediately used in advanced technology industrial sectors.

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