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Jan
10
2022

France becomes first H160 law enforcement customer

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Marignane, 10 January 2021 – The French Armament General Directorate (DGA) has signed a contract, on behalf of the Ministry of Interior, for the procurement and maintenance of 10 H160s in a law enforcement configuration for the Gendarmerie Nationale. Linked to the  contract for the procurement of 169 H160Ms for the French Ministry of Armed Forces, this order is part of the Stimulus plan to support the national aeronautical industry announced by the French government in 2020. 

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Tags: Airbus Airbus Helicopters DGA French Armament General Directorate H160
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
10
2022

Andrew Champagne Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 10, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce US Coast Guard Avionics Electrical Technician Second Class Andrew Champagne as the first recipient of the Salute to Excellence Matthew S. Zuccaro Land & LIVE Award. This award recognizes aeronautical decision-making, crew resource management, and coordinated actions by flight crews that result in the decision to terminate a flight before an accident could occur. The award will be presented March 7, 2022, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Tags: Andrew Champagne HAI US Coast Guard
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Jan
10
2022

NTSB Final Report: Clewiston, Florida

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The No. 2 hydraulic system (HYD2) pulley bearing likely failed due to being installed skewed onto its pulley, resulting in abnormal bearing loads which led to its premature failure. The plastic deformation observed on the raceways and rolling elements, as well as contact damage on the bearing cage, were consistent with sliding of the rolling elements against the raceways and cage due to abnormal loading and forced rotation of a seized bearing.

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Tags: Clewiston Florida NTSB Report
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Jan
10
2022

Helicentre Aviation Purchases Entrol AW109 SP FNPT II MCC

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Helicentre Aviation Academy, the UK’s leading provider of professional helicopter pilot training, has become Entrol’s first UK customer, signing a purchase order for an H19 / AW109 SP FNPT II MCC simulator.

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Tags: AW109 Entrol H19 Helicentre Aviation Academy
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Jan
11
2022

FlightSafety International acquires FRASCA Flight Simulation

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On December 31, 2021, FlightSafety International acquired FRASCA Flight Simulation. FRASCA has become one of the most recognizable names in flight simulation for more than 60 years, delivering training devices to hundreds of flight schools, airlines and military organizations worldwide.

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Tags: FlightSafety International FRASCA Flight Simulation
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Jan
12
2022

Scott Tinnesand Receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award

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Alexandria, Virginia  – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Scott Tinnesand as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award. This award, presented by H. Ross Perot & Family, recognizes superlative contributions by a helicopter or UAS flight instructor in upholding high standards of professionalism. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Tags: HAI Scott Tinnesand
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Jan
12
2022

America’s Hit New Aviation TV Show, Straight and Level, to feature AeroBrigham, Highlighting Helicopter Completions & MRO as Episode 9, “Purpose Built Aircraft” Airing on Jan. 13th 3PM, Only on AWE

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FORT WORTH In this episode of Straight and Level, Purpose Built Aircraft, the crew from Straight and Level follow alongside twin brothers who have earned the respect of an entire industry with their encyclopedic knowledge of helicopter maintenance and completions. AeroBrigham, founded by brothers David and Danny Brigham, are experts in all thing’s rotorcraft, but are especially passionate about Purpose Built Aircraft. “Working with David and Danny, not only on this episode, but in the aviation industry as a whole, has been a pleasure.” Said Host and Executive Producer of Straight and Level, Hulsey Smith. “They are the definition of professionalism and exactly what we look to portray in Straight and Level.” In this episode, Purpose Built Aircraft, the Straight and Level team will explore not only the duties these aircraft serve, but the impact they have had on the many they have helped. From medevac, firefighting, search and rescue, law enforcement, and military operations, each one of these purpose-built helicopters are designed to serve and save a life. Tune in this Thursday at 3:00PM EST, only on AWE.

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Tags: Aero Brigham
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Jan
12
2022

Hearst Ventures Invests in GPMS and its Breakthrough Technology for Monitoring the Health of Helicopters and Other Complex Machines

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GPMS International, Inc. today announced an investment by New York-based Hearst Ventures for its Series A-1 round.  DiamondStream Partners, who led the Series A round in February 2021, also participated. The company raised $7.3 million in the two rounds. 

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Tags: DiamondStream GPMS International
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Jan
12
2022

US Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod Safety Department Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Safety Award

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Alexandria, Virginia (January 12, 2022) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce United States Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod as the recipient of the Salute to Excellence Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. It will be presented Monday, March 7, at HAI HELI-EXPO 2022 in Dallas, Texas.

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Tags: Cape Cod Coast Guard HAI Helicopter Association International
Categories: Press Releases


Jan
12
2022

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Opens A&P Preparation Course in Boise

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(BOISE, IDAHO – 1/12/2022)  Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) in Boise, Idaho, announced today the company launched a new Airframe & Powerplant (A&P) preparation course to help students prepare and test for their FAA Certification.

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Tags: ASU
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