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Feb
11
2020

ASTRONAUTICS RECEIVES FAA SUPPLEMENTAL TYPE CERTIFICATE VALIDATION FROM INDIA FOR ROADRUNNER® EFI

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SINGAPORE – February 11, 2020 - Astronautics Corporation of America’s AFI4700 RoadRunner Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI) has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation from the India Directorate General of Civil Aviation for A109E helicopters.

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Feb
11
2020

ASTRONAUTICS PROVIDES BADGER PRO+ INTEGRATED FLIGHT DISPLAY SYSTEM FOR SUBARU BELL 412EPX

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SINGAPORE – February 11, 2020 – Astronautics Corporation of America will provide its Badger Pro+ integrated flight display system for SUBARU Corporation’s new SUBARU BELL 412EPX, the latest version of the 412 series. SUBARU, in partnership with Bell, is developing the SUBARU BELL 412EPX which is utilized for UH-X as a replacement for the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force’s UH-1J fleet.

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Feb
11
2020

Bristow Announces Contract Extensions with ConocoPhillips

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HOUSTON, February 11, 2020 – Bristow Group Inc. today announced extensions to two contracts with ConocoPhillips to support its air transportation crew change and shuttle/search and rescue (SAR) services for the Greater Ekofisk Area in the North Sea.

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Feb
11
2020

Helicopter Association International Congratulates Tim Obitts as New President and CEO of National Air Transportation Association

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Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 10, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to congratulate Tim Obitts as the incoming President and CEO of the National Air Transportation Association (NATA).

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Feb
11
2020

Elbit Systems Selected to Provide Airborne EW Systems to the German Air Force

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Haifa, Israel, February 11 , 2020 – Elbit Systems announced today that it was selected by the Federal Office for Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support to support the preliminary design of Airborne Electronic Warfare (EW) self-protection systems for the CH‑53 GS/GE transport helicopters, as part of the platform upgrade program led by Airbus Helicopters. Mature and combat proven, the EW systems to be provided include Elbit Systems’ unified, digital Radar Warning Receivers (RWR) and EW Controllers (EWC).

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Feb
10
2020

Museum Adds Historic Army Helicopter to Collection

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A recently retired, veteran U.S. Army Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter will make a new home at the Museum on Feb. 8. Nicknamed My Old Lady, it was the oldest flyable Chinook in the world-wide Army inventory when it was taken off of flight status in 2017 after 54 years of service.The military workhorse will be trucked from Camp Murray—adjacent Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where it has been stationed with the Washington state Army National Guard since 2009. The big chopper will be delivered by some of the same crew members that have been serving with the aircraft for years, and they will remain with the helicopter all weekend preparing it for exhibition in the Museum’s Aviation Pavilion. The public are invited to watch its arrival and reassembly.

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Feb
10
2020

Entrol H135 simulator obtains FAA FTD Level 5 approval

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the entrol H135 simulator as FTD Level 5 simulator.

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Feb
10
2020

Bell Boeing Host First Reveal Ceremony for CMV-22B Osprey

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AMARILLO, Texas (Feb. 7, 2020) – The Navy has received the first CMV-22B Osprey built by Bell Textron Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Boeing [NYSE: BA]. The latest variant brings proven tiltrotor capabilities designed specifically for carrier fleet operations.

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Feb
10
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Minot, ND

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On January 22, 2020, about 1332 central standard time, a Bell 407 helicopter, N947LH, impacted a helipad perimeter fence during a landing near Minot, North Dakota. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured and the helicopter sustained substantial damage. The helicopter was registered to and operated by Executive Air Taxi Corp under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91 as a positioning flight. Day visual meteorological conditions prevailed for the flight.

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Feb
10
2020

Sikorsky Statement Following NTSB Investigative Update

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Our condolences remain with the family, friends and communities who lost loved ones. We continue working closely with the NTSB and are providing technical support during the investigation. Safety is always our top priority. We are aware of the preliminary report; if there are any actionable findings throughout the course of the investigation, we will inform our customers. Please refer any questions related to the investigation to the NTSB.

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