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Mar
02
2021

New U.S. Helicopter Safety Team Report Lays Down a Path for Automatic Flight Control Systems in Light Helicopters

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WASHINGTON DC – As a result of its comprehensive analysis of fatal helicopter accidents, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) determined that loss of control while inflight has been a leading factor in accident causes, especially involving light helicopters. Current light helicopters have flight characteristics that are challenging and demanding of pilot workload. In response, the USHST is moving forward with some first steps to increase safety by encouraging the development and installation of stability augmentation systems and autopilot devices that increase the flight stability of light helicopters.

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Tags: USHST
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Mar
01
2021

Jeanette Eaton Named Recipient of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Award For Excellence in Communication

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Alexandria, Virginia (March 1, 2021) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce Jeanette Eaton, vice president of commercial strategy and business development for global commercial and military systems at Sikorsky, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Excellence in Communications Award. The award, sponsored by Lightspeed Aviation, recognizes an individual for creative distinction in disseminating information about the helicopter industry.

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Tags: HAI Jeanette Eaton
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
01
2021

DROPSAFE LAUNCHES HELIDECK PERIMETER SAFETY NET TO SERVE OFFSHORE MARKET

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Hong Kong, 1st March – Dropsafe has launched a new Perimeter Safety Net system to protect personnel and assets in offshore industries. The system attaches to the perimeter frames of helidecks to protect personnel from falling and prevent loose objects from becoming dynamic Drops hazards.

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Mar
01
2021

FRASCA Expands Manufacturing Capacity with Level D FFS Contract Win

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March 1, 2021 Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc (FRASCA) will be expanding their manufacturing facility in response to strong flight simulator sales including a contract for a Level D Full Flight Simulator (FFS) for an undisclosed helicopter operator. FRASCA currently operates out of an 85,000 square foot office and manufacturing facility which includes two additional outbuildings at their manufacturing facility in Urbana, Illinois.

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Tags: Flight Simulator Frasca
Categories: Press Releases


Mar
01
2021

Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers May Receive Johnson & Johnson's Vaccine, With Appropriate Precautions

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WASHINGTON — Following the Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that pilots and others who perform safety sensitive duties may receive the vaccine under the conditions of their FAA-issued airman medical certification. FAA and contract air traffic controllers, who are subject to FAA medical clearance, may also receive the vaccine.

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Tags: COVID 19 FAA Johnson & Johnson Janseen COVID-19 Vaccine
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Feb
26
2021

Whirly-Girls International Announces 2021 Scholarship Recipients

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The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund has announced the recipients of the 2021 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The scholarships will be awarded March 20, 2021 at the Whirly-Girls Virtual Awards Banquet. Thanks to the support of aviation leaders, 10 scholarships were bestowed upon 13 deserving female aviators, with a total value of over $90,000.

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Tags: The Whirly-Girls
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Feb
25
2021

FAA Announces Application Period for LAANC

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The FAA announced the application period for entities to become FAA Approved UAS Service Suppliers of the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC). The application period opens on May 3, 2021.

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Tags: FAA LAANC UAS
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Feb
25
2021

TKK Orders EC135 Simulator from FRASCA

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February 24, 2021 Urbana, IL. FRASCA International, Inc (FRASCA) has received an order for an EC135 Level 5 Flight Training Device (FTD) from TKK (Tokyo Aircraft Instrument Co.), Tokyo, Japan.

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Tags: EC135 Frasca FTD TKK
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Feb
24
2021

Vantis Building Out Mission and Network Operations Center (MNOC)

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GRAND FORKS, ND – Vantis, North Dakota’s statewide unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) network, recently signed a long-term agreement to house the Vantis Mission and Network Operations Center (MNOC) at the Grand Sky business and aviation park. The MNOC is an essential component of Vantis – as the name suggests, it is the focal point to provide secure network operations monitoring and administration, customer coordination and support, performance and safety data reporting, and other critical functions.

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Tags: MNOC North Dakota UAS Vantis Vantis Mission and Network Operations Center
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Feb
24
2021

LIFESAVE TRANSPORT ANNOUNCES HIRING PUSH FOR FLIGHT NURSES AND MEDICS

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Our subsidiary in Kansas and Nebraska, LifeSave Transport (LifeSave), is adding to its growing teams in Kansas and Nebraska with opportunities available for pilots, nurses, paramedics, and A&P mechanics for both helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft. Bases are located throughout Kansas in Colby, Dodge City, Emporia, Garden City, Liberal, and Salina, as well as in McCook, Nebraska.

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Tags: Air Methods LifeSave
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