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Feb
14
2020

NTSB Final Report: Vandalia, IL

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The helicopter pilot reported that, during high reconnaissance of a field intended for agricultural application, he saw power lines surrounding the field. He started the application southbound from the northwest section, and after travelling about 300 yards and while about 15 ft above ground level, the helicopter struck a power line, after which the pilot was able to land the helicopter on an adjacent field without further incident.

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Feb
14
2020

KAMAN OPENS NEW K-MAX® SALES CHANNEL IN THE MIDDLE EAST WITH HELICOPTER DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT

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BLOOMFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2020-- Kaman Air Vehicles, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that it has entered into a strategic distribution agreement with Trust International Group (“Trust International”) for the K-MAX® medium-to-heavy lift helicopter. This reseller agreement provides Trust International with exclusive rights to market the K-MAX® aircraft and its spare parts in the United Arab Emirates (“UAE”). Trust International is a major supplier of premium solutions to the UAE Armed Forces and security establishment.

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Feb
14
2020

Mark Your Calendar for the 2020 UAS Symposium

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WASHINGTON – The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) will co-host the 5th Annual FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Symposium on June 16-18, 2020, at the Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

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Feb
14
2020

One step closer: NASA and Collins Aerospace advance technology for safe operation of unmanned aircraft in the National Airspace System

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Collins Aerospace Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), is entering the final stages of a nine-year project with NASA to enable unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to operate safely in the National Airspace System (NAS). The project, co-funded by Collins Aerospace and which is expected to be completed in Sept. 2020, has facilitated the development of a Command Non-Payload Control (CNPC) data link waveform that informed the initial certification standards for UAS Command and Control in the NAS.

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Feb
13
2020

The Operational Gains of Managing Complex Counters in WinAir

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For those of you familiar with the multiplicity of mathematical equations for managing the variety of counters, dynamic components, variable cycles, and penalty factors that are unique to each aircraft type, even mention of the phrase “complex counters” may make you cringe. Traditionally, managing complex counters has been considered by many aviation maintenance professionals to be a headache in and of itself. However, it doesn’t have to be that difficult. WinAir Version 7 provides a straightforward and user-friendly way to manage these complex counters.

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Feb
13
2020

Airbus Helicopters maintains global market leader position in 2019

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Marignane, 13 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters logged gross orders for 369 helicopters in 2019 (310 net orders), combined with its support and services revenue, worth more than € 7 billion. The company delivered 332 rotorcraft, including the landmark 1000th Super Puma, thus maintaining its lead in the civil & parapublic market with a 54% market share in terms of units.

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Feb
12
2020

Introducing Leonardo&Codemar S.A., a new joint venture focused on security and resilience, infrastructure management, and helicopter-based services

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Rio de Janeiro, 12 February 2020 – Leonardo, the Italian-headquartered aerospace and security multinational, through its subsidiary Leonardo International, which was set up to support the Company’s operations around the world, and Codemar, Companhia de Desenvolvimento de Maricá, have announced the creation of a joint venture named Leonardo&Codemar S.A., with 49% share of Codemar and 51% of Leonardo, established under Brazilian law. The joint venture’sobjective is to become the flagship in the development and delivery of projects for urban security and resilience as well as new infrastructure and helicopter-based services that will boost the expertise of Brazilian industry. Through the implementation of a range of innovative and challenging projects, Maricá will become a “living lab” for the most exciting and promising technological applications contributing to the safety and quality of citizens’ life, and the sustainable development within the area.

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Feb
12
2020

Bell and Pratt & Whitney Make Signing Up for Maintenance Programs Easier

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MONTREAL, February 12, 2020 – Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced that Bell 212, 412, 427 and 429 helicopter customers now benefit from a single point of contact to learn about and enroll in aircraft and engine maintenance plans. When enrolling an aircraft into Bell’s Customer Advantage Plan (CAP), customers will also have the option to sign up for a Pratt & Whitney Eagle Service™ Plan (ESP™) for their engine maintenance needs.

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Feb
12
2020

Royal Thai Air Force joins H135 military training operators

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Singapore, 12 February 2020 – Airbus Helicopters has signed an order for six H135 military training helicopters from the Royal Thai Air Force, as part of its pilot training enhancement programme. The very first military training helicopters ever ordered by the Royal Thai Air Force, these new twin-engine H135s will be utilised for an array of training missions, including ab-initio flight training. They will complement the Royal Thai Air Force’s existing H225M fleet, bringing its Airbus fleet to 18 units.

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Feb
12
2020

Helicopter Association International Congratulates Allison McKay as New CEO of Women in Aviation International

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Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 12, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) congratulates Allison McKay in her new role as CEO of Women in Aviation International (WAI). She replaces Dr. Peggy Chabrian, who held the position for 25 years.

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