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Jan
20
2020

Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer drone completes first flight

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Leonardo has announced the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone aircraft. Falco Xplorer S/N0001 took off from Trapani Air Force base on January 15, cruised over the Gulf of Trapani in a dedicated fly zone, for around 60 minutes and then returned to base, landing safely. The maiden flight is a significant milestone which has been achieved through technical and engineering support, at the test flight planning stages and with other related activities, by the Italian Air Force Test Flight Centre. The Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS), which combines endurance of over 24h with a max payload of 350kg, will now embark on a series of flight campaigns which will assess the aircraft’s full range of capabilities including its integrated sensor system. These campaigns will also certify the Falco Xplorer against NATO’s airworthiness STANAG 4671, dramatically expanding the territory over which it can operate.

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Jan
20
2020

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting during HAI Heli-Expo

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International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California on Tuesday 28 JAN beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott, Orange County Ballroom 3 & 4. General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical lift aircraft at least twenty years ago. Membership information is also available on the Twirly Birds website at www.twirlybirds.org and attendance at the annual meeting is not required to become a member.

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Jan
20
2020

IBC Airways selects Becker ADS-B transponder

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January 20, 2020 - Miramar, FL - IBC Airways has selected Becker Avionics’ BXT6500 series ADS-B transponder for retrofit of their SAAB340 fleet of airplanes. IBC Airways is an FAA FAR Part 135 certificated air carrier based at Miami International Airport focusing on reliable, cost-effective air transportation service to and from the Caribbean, Latin America and the US.

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Jan
17
2020

Genesys Aerosystems Avionics Suite Adds Integration with PS Engineering

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Mineral Wells, TX (January 16, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems, the leading provider of integrated avionics systems for military and civil customers, announced today that the IDU-680 EFIS display now integrates with the PAC45G Digital Audio Controller from PS Engineering.

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Jan
16
2020

NTSB Preliminary Report: Lihue, HI

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On December 26, 2019, about 1657 Hawaii standard time, an Airbus AS350 B2 helicopter, N985SA, was destroyed by impact forces and a postcrash fire when it collided with terrain about 24 miles northwest of Lihue, Hawaii. The commercial pilot and six passengers were fatally injured. The helicopter was registered to SAF LTD and operated by Safari Aviation Inc., doing business as Safari Helicopters, as a Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 135 on-demand commercial air tour flight. Company flight following procedures were in effect for the visual flight rules flight, which departed Lihue Airport (PHLI), Lihue, Hawaii at 1631.

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Jan
16
2020

South Florida is a "No Drone Zone" During Super Bowl LIV

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Miami–Hard Rock Stadium near Miami is a “No Drone Zone” for Super Bowl LIV on Feb. 2, 2020. Drones also are prohibited around the Miami Beach Convention Center for the NFL Super Bowl Experience and Bayfront Park for Super Bowl Live during the days leading up to the event.

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Jan
15
2020

What a Ride!!!

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As many of you know, after 50-plus years in the helicopter industry, including 15 years as HAI president and CEO, I'm retiring. I've been given more opportunities and experiences than I could've imagined when I started my career in aviation.

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Jan
15
2020

Lockheed Martin Launches Vocational Scholarship, Renews STEM Scholarship

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BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 15, 2020 -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is launching a groundbreaking vocational scholarship for high school seniors and college students pursuing vocational and trade degrees.

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Jan
15
2020

Aero Dynamix names Everett Horst as Sr. Manager Sales and Product Support

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Euless, Texas – Aero Dynamix, Inc., the leading supplier of helicopter and fixed wing illuminated panels and NVG cockpit solutions, today announced the appointment of Mr. Everett Horst as Sr. Manager Sales and Product Support. Mr. Horst will be responsible for ADI’s continued success and execution for our sales team and marketing strategies. Mr. Horst will report to Aero Dynamix Chief Operating Officer, Tonka Hufford.

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Jan
14
2020

Genesys Aerosystems Equipped Leonardo TH-119 Selected as TH-73A

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Mineral Wells, TX (January 14, 2020) –– Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the Leonardo TH-119, equipped with the Genesys avionics suite, has been selected by the US Navy for the next generation TH-73A training helicopter.

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