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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

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
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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Jan
24
2020

Kopter’s SH09 flies with a new main rotor configuration

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Kopter pursues its flight test campaign in Sicily with its 3rd prototype (P3) having now reached more than 100 flights and being now equipped with a modified main rotor head and the next generation of main rotor blades.

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Jan
24
2020

Axnes PNG wireless intercom selected by Cal Fire

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Wireless intercom innovator and manufacturer, Axnes has announced the recent delivery of a California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, Cal Fire S-70i Firehawk® helicopter equipped with the latest generation PNG wireless intercom system. Integrated by Firehawk® completion specialist, United Rotorcraft, the S-70i airframes are configured with internal audio integration and two MP50 handsets that allow crews to operate inside and outside of the aircraft with full duplex crew communication via wireless intercom. Twelve airframes will be eventually delivered to Cal Fire, all equipped with the Axnes wireless intercom and designed to improve crew safety, situational awareness, enhanced communication, and efficiencies.

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Jan
24
2020

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Exhibiting at Heli-Expo Anaheim (Booth 2436)

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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 is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2020 (Booth #2436) in Anaheim, California from January 28th - 30th, 2020.

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Jan
24
2020

Bristow and Era to Merge, Forming a Larger, More Diverse and Financially Stronger Global Industry Leader

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HOUSTON, Jan. 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bristow Group Inc. (“Bristow”) and Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”) announced today that they entered into a definitive agreement to combine the two companies in an all-stock transaction, creating a financially stronger company with enhanced size and diversification.

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Jan
23
2020

AEM Loudspeaker System Selected for Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk

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Kelowna, BC, - Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp. (AEM), a subsidiary of Structural Monitoring Systems Plc. was selected to supply the loudspeaker systems for seven new Sikorsky S-70i Firehawk helicopters, three of which were delivered to California in December. United Rotorcraft and Sikorsky selected AEM’s LS1320 loudspeaker system to provide air-to-ground communication for the Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the City of San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, with more Firehawk systems on order.

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