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Feb
26
2020

Helicopter Association International Announces the Passing of Matthew Zuccaro

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Alexandria, Va. (Feb. 26, 2020) – Helicopter Association International (HAI) is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Matthew S. Zuccaro, the immediate past president and CEO of the association. Plans for services are still being determined and will be shared as soon as they are available.

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Feb
26
2020

CHC Helicopter Announces Theme, Opens Call for Papers for 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit

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IRVING, TX – February 25, 2020 – CHC Helicopter announced the theme for the 2020 CHC Safety & Quality Summit and formally issued the call for papers of the event. The 16th annual Summit will take place September 15 – 17 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, TX. This year’s theme is “2020 Vision: Maintaining Our Focus on the Future Without Forgetting the Past.”

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Feb
25
2020

Bell Training Academy Prioritizes Safety with Fleetwide Installation of the Pulselite® System

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The Pulselite® System is an FAA certified lightweight electrical system controller that alternately pulses the landing and auxiliary lights of a helicopter, thereby increasing visibility and reflecting the speed and directional movement of the aircraft. The Pulselite System has been proven to significantly reduce bird strikes and decrease midair and ground collisions.

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Feb
25
2020

NTSB Final Report: Beattyville, KY

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On February 7, 2017, about 0520 eastern standard time, a Eurocopter EC 135, N135LG, was substantially damaged following a hard landing near Beattyville, Kentucky. The pilot and two passengers were not injured. The helicopter departed from the Mt. Sterling base (IOB), Mt. Sterling, Kentucky, and was destined for St. Helens, Kentucky. Visual meteorological conditions

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Feb
24
2020

Global Medical Response to Acquire Two FRASCA Helicopter FTDs

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February 24, 2020. Urbana, IL. Global Medical Response, headquartered in Greenwood Village Colorado, has placed an order for two FRASCA Level 7 Helicopter Flight Training Devices (FTDs), which will support aviation training for two of its air medical operations. Guardian Flight will begin using the Airbus H125 FTD, and Med-Trans Corporation will start using the Bell 407GX FTD for both initial and recurrent pilot training.

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Feb
24
2020

NTSB Final Report: Santa Barbara, CA

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On May 5, 2017, at 1402 Pacific daylight time, a Robinson R44 helicopter, N981RR, lost engine power and landed hard following an autorotation near Santa Barbara, California. The flight instructor and two passengers sustained serious injuries, and the helicopter was destroyed by post impact fire. The helicopter was registered to Spitzer Helicopter LLC, and operated by Santa Barbara Helicopter Tours, as a revenue sightseeing flight under the provisions of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 91. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed, and no flight plan had been filed. The local flight departed Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, Santa Barbara, California, about 1345.

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Feb
21
2020

Safran opens new CAP 2020 industrial campus in Tarnos

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Safran Helicopter Engines has today celebrated the opening of CAP 2020, its new industrial campus in Tarnos, southwest France. Present were Florence Parly, French Minister of the Armed Forces, Geneviève Darrieussecq, Secretary of State to the Minister of the Armed Forces, Ross McInnes, Safran Chairman, Philippe Petitcolin, Safran CEO and Franck Saudo, President of Safran Helicopter Engines. Launched in September 2015 and after a total investment of 50 M€, CAP 2020 represents a significant upgrade to the Tarnos facility. Now with 1,550 employees, Tarnos is the manufacturer’s second largest facility.

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Feb
21
2020

Kopter participated in the Singapore Airshow to increase visibility in Asia

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Mollis, Switzerland, February 21, 2020 - As part of Kopter’s commitment to develop its presence in Asia-Pacific, we took part in the 2020 edition of the Singapore Air Show held last 11th to 16th February. We exhibited on the Swiss Pavilion alongside other players of the Swiss Aviation Industry and jointly with Athen Development, a Singapore-based firm supporting our business activities in the region.

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Feb
21
2020

Kopter receives Production Organization Approval from FOCA

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This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Production Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has in place qualified personnel, the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable quality system. It is a major milestone for Kopter making it eligible to produce and ramp up its light single-engine SH09 helicopter.

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Feb
21
2020

NTSB Final Report: Encino, TX

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The purpose of the flight was to capture a bull with a net gun. While the pilot was maneuvering at low altitude, the gunner fired the net at a bull. The net deployed and ensnared the helicopter's skid and the bull. The bull continued to run, dragging the helicopter down, which resulted in the helicopter's collision with terrain.

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