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FARE Awards First MTLI Scholarship to Boston MedFlight Nurse
Tuesday, May 19, 2009 (2508 reads)Industry Press Releases

Newly created award, funded by Metro Aviation, Inc., honors individuals who excel in critical-care transport

Alexandria, VA – A Boston MedFlight nursing leader has been named the first recipient of the Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship by the Foundation for Air-Medical Research and Education (FARE).



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A Solution to a Common Problem: Rudder Pedal Extensions from Saircorp/Flight Boss
Monday, May 18, 2009 (1450 reads)Industry Press Releases

EDMO Distributors, a distributor of avionics, avionics test equipment, installation, and pilot supplies now carries Rudder Pedal Extensions manufactured by Saircorp/Flight Boss Ltd. based out of Smithville, OH.



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Avalex Technologies’ Digital Map System Earns FAA Certification
Monday, May 18, 2009 (1426 reads)Industry Press Releases

Avalex Technologies recently earned a federal government certification for its Digital Map System that is very instrumental in attracting new commercial and military business.  The Supplemental Type Certificate, or STC, awarded to Avalex by the Federal Aviation Administration is for work done for the Eurocopter EC-145 (MMB-BK 117 C-2) helicopter.



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Shuttle America Selects DAC GEN-X EFB
Monday, May 18, 2009 (1434 reads)Industry Press Releases

AUSTIN, TEXAS, May 18, 2009- DAC International Inc. announced today that Shuttle America, a Republic Airways Company, has selected DAC’s GEN-X Class 3 EFB for its fleet of EMB170 and EMB175 aircraft.



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SAMPE award recognizes achievements of GKN Aerospace Chief Technologist
Monday, May 18, 2009 (1376 reads)Industry Press Releases

Phil Grainger, Senior Technical Director and Chief Technologist at GKN Aerospace has been honoured with an award from the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering (SAMPE). The Composites Achievement Award is presented annually at SAMPE’s European conference and recognises an individual who is pioneering the technology and advantages of advanced composites.



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Dallas Airmotive Opens Sales and Service Regional Headquarters in Brazil
Monday, May 18, 2009 (1674 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, Texas - May 18, 2009 - BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive has announced the opening of a new sales and service regional headquarters in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Initially, Dallas Airmotive do Brazil will support military, commercial, business and general aviation aircraft in Brazil and the region with technical assistance, import/export management, logistics, field service and line replaceable unit (LRU) stocking. The facility is located close to the Pampulha Airport in Belo Horizonte.



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AgustaWestland Opens New Regional Business Headquarters In Portugal
Monday, May 18, 2009 (1723 reads)Industry Press Releases

In support of its increasing business activities in Portugal, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company is pleased to announce the opening of its new regional business headquarters in Lisbon, following the establishment of its in-country subsidiary AgustaWestland Portugal S.A.



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BBA Aviation ERO Establishes Regional Field Service Centres in South Africa and India
Friday, May 15, 2009 (1496 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, TX (May 15, 2009) - BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) Group has expanded its international service support network with the opening of Regional Field Service Centres in Johannesburg, South Africa and Mumbai, India.



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DCMA Approves Bell Helicopter’s EVMS Certification
Friday, May 15, 2009 (1397 reads)Industry Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX (May 13, 2009) – Bell Helicopter today announced that its Earned Value Management System has been approved by the Defense Contract Management Agency.



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American Eurocopter Celebrates First U.S. Overhaul of EC135 Main Gear Box
Thursday, May 14, 2009 (1376 reads)Industry Press Releases

Grand Prairie, TX – At an event held today in its Dynamic Component Repair (DCR) facility, American Eurocopter celebrated the completion of the first overhaul of a Main Gear Box for an EC135 helicopter.



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Dart Helicopter Services Announces that DART has received EASA approval of their Medium Bell Protective Trim Kits
Thursday, May 14, 2009 (1386 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that Dart Aerospace Ltd. has received EASA approval of their Protective Trim Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 214 and 412 aircraft models.



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CAE reports fourth quarter and full-year results for fiscal year 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009 (1288 reads)Industry Press Releases

Montreal, Canada (May 14, 2009) – CAE (NYSE: CGT; TSX: CAE) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.



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Boeing and AgustaWestland Sign Contract to Provide ICH-47F Chinooks to Italian Army
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (1468 reads)Industry Press Releases

ROME, Italy (May 13, 2009) - The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, today signed a contract for the manufacture and support of 16 ICH-47F Chinook helicopters for the Italian Army.



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Emirates-CAE Flight Training signs four contracts for pilot and technical training
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (1412 reads)Industry Press Releases

Geneva, Switzerland (May 13, 2009 – EBACE 2009) - Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) announced today at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) the signing of contracts with four customers for customized pilot training at the Dubai centre.



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News from AgustaWestland
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (1267 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that Esperia Aviation Services S.p.A. of Italy has signed a contract for one Grand light twin helicopter. Also, today at the ITEC 2009 exhibition AgustaWestland announced the launch of a Helicopter Tactics Training Programme for military helicopter crews to help them prepare for deployed multi-national operations, especially in conflict zones where risks can be significantly reduced by pre-deployment tactics training.



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Conklin & de Decker Adds CO2 Calculator
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (1370 reads)Industry Press Releases

Orleans, MA (May, 2009) - Conklin & de Decker announced they have developed a new CO2 Calculator for business aviation aircraft. This simple, easy-to-use Microsoft® Excel® based calculator provides estimated carbon offset costs by aircraft make and model.



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L-3 GH-3100 ESIS Selected for Dornier 228 New Generation Series
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (1307 reads)Industry Press Releases

GENEVA, Switzerland (May 12, 2009 - EBACE) - L-3 Avionics Systems announced today that RUAG Aerospace has selected the GH-3100 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) and PS-835 Emergency Power Supply as standard equipment on the Dornier 228 New Generation (NG) aircraft, an updated variant of the Dornier 228.



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Pratt & Whitney Canada Appoints Aero-Dienst Recognized Maintenance Facility
Wednesday, May 13, 2009 (1265 reads)Industry Press Releases

Geneva, Switzerland (May 12, 2009 - EBACE) - Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint-venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and MTU Maintenance, has appointed Aero-Dienst GmbH & Co. KG of Nuremberg, Germany, as a Recognized Maintenance Facility to provide maintenance support for PT6A, JT15D and PW300 series engines.



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EADS’ A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport concludes key boom flight test milestone
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 (1200 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (May 12, 2009) – The EADS A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) – on which Northrop Grumman’s KC-45 for the U.S. Air Force is based – has completed a key phase of testing to further validate the in-flight handling qualities of its advanced Aerial Refueling Boom System (ARBS).



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H+S Aviation T40-1 APU Services in Full Operation
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 (1371 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, TX (May 12, 2009) - BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company H+S Aviation has received test cell approval and completed all technician training for the repair and overhaul of Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 APU.



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Kaman Reports First Quarter 2009 Results
Monday, May 11, 2009 (1090 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (May 11, 2009) - Kaman Corp. (Nasdaq: KAMN) today reported financial results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2009.



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News from Lycoming
Monday, May 11, 2009 (1306 reads)Industry Press Releases

Williamsport, PA (May 11, 2009) – Until August 31, 2009, Lycoming Engines is offering zero-time factory-rebuilt Lycoming engines to select pilots and owners at the price of a Lycoming factory overhaul. Also, Stoots Aviation of Fairbanks, Alaska, a supplemental type certification (STC) original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for Lycoming Engines, is in the process of gaining its second Lycoming-related STC.



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Dallas Airmotive Love Field Airport RTC Expands PW305 Capability
Monday, May 11, 2009 (1263 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, TX (May 11, 2009) - BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive continues to expand its PW305 capabilities at the company’s Regional Turbine Center (RTC) located at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) in Dallas, Texas.



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CHAIRMAN/CEO OF PHI INC. RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS OFFSHORE LEADERSHIP AWARD
Monday, May 11, 2009 (1279 reads)Industry Press Releases

Houston, TX (May 7, 2009) – The Minerals Management Service has awarded Al Gonsoulin, Chairman and CEO of PHI Inc., with the coveted Offshore Leadership Award.



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Eurocopter presents the first EC145 Stylence at EBACE 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009 (1153 reads)Industry Press Releases

Geneva, Switzerland (May 11, 2009-EBACE 2009) - Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer reaffirms its commitment to Business Aviation at this year’s EBACE with the introduction of the EC145 Stylence on its booth no. 7010 in Hall 7. This is the first time that the EC145 enters the market in this configuration.



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News from Sikorsky Global Helicopters
Monday, May 11, 2009 (1122 reads)Industry Press Releases

MILWAUKEE, WI (May 11, 2009) - Derco Aerospace, a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company, has acquired an L-100-30 aircraft, serial number 5225, from Frameair NVG, Curacao. Sikorsky Global Helicopters has also recently delivered an S-300CBi helicopter to Gulf Coast Helicopters, a multi-operation aviation company in Pearland, TX.



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News from FlightSafety International
Friday, May 08, 2009 (1682 reads)Industry Press Releases

LaGuardia Airport, NY (May 8, 2009) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that 40 of the company’s full flight simulators located at 15 Learning Centers in North America have been qualified under the EASA FSTD (flight simulator training device) Catch-up Process.  FlightSafety International also announces that it has received JAA Level D qualification from the Civil Aviation Authority in the United Kingdom for three new simulators, and is pleased to announce a new Aircraft Electronic Technicians Course accredited by the National Center for Aerospace & Transportation Technologies (NCATT).



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The OMNI Aviation Group Contracts New CCO and Reinforces its International Ambitions
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1190 reads)Industry Press Releases

The OMNI Aviation Group, composed of 18 companies active in the aviation sector, with yearly revenue of 180 million Euro and 700 employees, has recently expanded its top management with the nomination of Stefan Buschle, who will assume the function of Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) at group level.



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FreeFlight Systems Announces Strategic Partnership with Trig Avionics
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1215 reads)Industry Press Releases

WACO, TX (May 4, 2009) - FreeFlight Systems, an international supplier of high criticality avionics solutions, announces a strategic partnership with Trig Avionics, a manufacturer of Mode S transponders based in Edinburgh, Scotland.



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FARGO JET CENTER INC (KFAR) JOINS AVFUEL NETWORK OF BRANDED FBO DEALERS IN OFFERING CONTRACT FUEL AND REFUELING REWARDS
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

FARGO, ND (May 7, 2009) - Fixed-base operator Fargo Jet Center Inc (KFAR) has joined the Avfuel network of branded FBO dealers to offer Avfuel fuels and services to its ever growing customer base of business and leisure travelers.



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Joseph Y Resnick Airport (N89) Installs DigiWx II AWOS AV
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1103 reads)Industry Press Releases

Baltimore, MD (May 7, 2009) - The Joseph Y Resnick Airport (N89) located in Ellenville, NY has just completed the installation of the Belfort DigiWx II AWOS AV system.



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Executive Air Taxi Corporation Announces Purchase of Avionics Business
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1171 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bismarck, ND (May 6, 2009) - Executive Air Taxi Corporation announces the acquisition of M&M Avionics, a Minot, North Dakota based avionics business from former owners John and Kathy Martin. John is joining the staff at Executive Air as the Avionics Department Manager.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces EASA Approval of DART's Comfort Seat for the Bell 205/212/214
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1135 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA approval of the DART Comfort Seat for the Bell 205/212/214 series aircraft.



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Columbia Helicopters’ Successes Leads to Work for Nevada Army National Guard
Thursday, May 07, 2009 (1247 reads)Industry Press Releases

May 6, 2009 - If you want to do something right, you need to go to the experts in that field. That’s why Bravo Company, 1/189th of the Nevada Army National Guard (NVARNG) approached Columbia Helicopters for assistance in installing the SEI Torrentula Bambi Bucket with PowerFill System.

 



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Mentor™ Sales Strong for 2009
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 (1069 reads)Industry Press Releases

Frasca International's Mentor™ AATD continues to be very popular with flight schools worldwide. Recent orders for the Mentor™ have come from Metro State University (172 configuration), GLASS Simulation Center, Mountain View College, Utah Valley University (DA-40 configuration) and Aeris Aviation, all with G1000 avionics.



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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300CBi Helicopter to Tomlinson Aviation
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 (1128 reads)Industry Press Releases

HORSEHEADS, NY (May 6, 2009) - Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, recently delivered an S-300CBi helicopter to Tomlinson Aviation of Ormond Beach, FL.



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Avalex Delivers New HD, Wide-Screen Displays
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (1187 reads)Industry Press Releases

Avalex Technologies customers asked for high-definition, wide-screen displays and Avalex delivered. The Pensacola, FL company recently released its newest line, the rugged and reliable Series 7 monitors that have been six-months in the making.



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AgustaWestland’s Oil & Gas Seminar in Brazil Brings Operators and Industry Together
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (1163 reads)Industry Press Releases

May 5, 2009 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, recently held an Oil & Gas Industry Seminar in Rio de Janeiro, as part of its strategy aimed at getting closer to its customers.



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Deadline Extended for Heliport Safety Survey
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (1099 reads)Industry Press Releases

LONG BRANCH, NJ - Raymond A. Syms & Associates (RAS&A) has extended its deadline for responses to its popular Heliport Safety Survey to June 15, 2009.



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Eurocopter to Supply Héli-Union with the First Dauphin N3 Simulator
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (1129 reads)Industry Press Releases

Marignane, France (May 5, 2009) - Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer on the civil and parapublic markets, has signed a contract with Heli-Union to supply the first ever simulator for the Dauphin AS365 N3.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces Brazilian Approval of DART’s Crosstubes for the AS 350/AS 355
Tuesday, May 05, 2009 (1047 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services announces that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd. has received Brazilian approval of their Crosstubes for the Eurocopter AS 350/AS 355.



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EADS North America selects Lockheed Martin as Mission Equipment Package integrator for new Armed Scout Helicopter
Monday, May 04, 2009 (1227 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA NASHVILLE, TN (May 4, 2009) – EADS North America announced today it has assembled a world-class industry team comprised of Lockheed Martin and American Eurocopter that will offer a new armed scout helicopter solution to the U.S. Army — the Armed Scout 645.



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ROCKWELL COLLINS SIGNS WITH INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO OFFER NXTLINK IRIDIUM® TRANSCEIVERS
Monday, May 04, 2009 (1393 reads)Industry Press Releases

Cedar Rapids, IA and Newport News, VA (April 21, 2009) - International Communications Group (ICG) has concluded an agreement to provide Rockwell Collins a version of the ICG NxtLink Iridium communications systems for Air Transport customers.



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Enstrom Operator Receives Part 135
Monday, May 04, 2009 (1306 reads)Industry Press Releases

Menominee, MI (April 29, 2009) –  Enstrom Helicopter Corporation recently announced that Aircraft Charter Services, a subsidiary company of Goshen Air Center, has added an Enstrom 480B to their charter certificate.



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Deadline Extended for Heliport Safety Survey
Monday, May 04, 2009 (1013 reads)Industry Press Releases

LONG BRANCH, NJ - Raymond A. Syms & Associates (RAS&A) has extended its deadline for responses to its popular Heliport Safety Survey to June 15, 2009.
 



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Eurocopter and Hermès deliver to Falcon Aviation Services the first EC135 “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès”
Monday, May 04, 2009 (1077 reads)Industry Press Releases

Abu Dhabi (May 4, 2009) - The first “l’Hélicoptère par Hermès” has just been delivered to Falcon Aviation Services, provider of high level aviation services in the UAE and Gulf regions, in Abu Dhabi.



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Sikorsky Unveils X2 TECHNOLOGY Light Tactical Helicopter Concept
Monday, May 04, 2009 (1624 reads)Industry Press Releases

NASHVILLE, TN (May 4, 2009) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today unveiled its X2 TECHNOLOGY Light Tactical Helicopter (LTH) design at the Army Aviation Association of America annual convention.



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Eurocopter’s last new BO105 LS takes to the sky
Friday, May 01, 2009 (1575 reads)Industry Press Releases

Eurocopter officially ended the successful BO105 program with the historical delivery of the last new BO105 LS to Mr. Duncan Wassick, President and CEO of Dam Helicopters Inc.



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Kaman Helicopters Appoints Donald Lownds to Lead HeliworX ™ Business Development
Friday, May 01, 2009 (1103 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (April 30, 2009) — Donald Lownds has joined the Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace Corp. as senior manager of subcontract business development.



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Aero Dynamix and Longhorn Helicopters Sign Exclusive Training Agreement
Friday, May 01, 2009 (1139 reads)Industry Press Releases

DENTON, TX (April 30, 2009) - Longhorn Helicopters, Inc. of Denton, TX has teamed with Aero Dynamix of Euless, TX to provide Night Vision Goggle training in their Sikorsky S-300C(TM) helicopters and Bell 206 utilizing the NVG compatible lighting system created by Aero Dynamix.



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INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP OFFERS LOW COST NXTLINK CIS-100 SINGLE CHANNEL RECEIVER TO FIT ANY SIZE AIRCRAFT
Friday, May 01, 2009 (1099 reads)Industry Press Releases

Newport News, VA (April 30, 2009) — International Communications Group (ICG) is extending on-board global telephone and Wi-Fi communication capabilities to any size aircraft, including small, owner-flown single engine models, by introducing the affordable, single channel ICG NxtLink Series CIS-100 transceiver.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services receives Transport Canada approval for the GE CT7-8A engine
Friday, May 01, 2009 (1084 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, BC (April 30, 2009) – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector), the worlds largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has received Transport Canada Certificate of Approval for assembly and test of the General Electric (GE) CT7-8A engine, in support of the Canadian Department of National Defense’s (DND) CH-148 Cyclone- Maritime Helicopter Program (MHP).



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Night Flight Concepts awarded Broward County NVG lighting contract
Thursday, April 30, 2009 (1296 reads)Industry Press Releases

Port St. Lucie, FL (April 30, 2009) - A sole source award by the aviation unit of the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, was awarded to Night Flight Concepts, Inc. (NFC) of Port St. Lucie, FL.



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The French Defense Ministry Orders Five EC725 Helicopters from Eurocopter
Thursday, April 30, 2009 (1125 reads)Industry Press Releases

Marignane, France (April 30, 2009) - The French Defense Ministry has ordered five additional EC725 helicopters from Eurocopter as part of the government’s economic recovery plan.



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CAE partners with Jazz and expands its technical training offerings
Thursday, April 30, 2009 (1300 reads)Industry Press Releases

CAE has announced that it has signed a technical training and courseware agreement with Canadian airline Jazz Air LP (“Jazz”). Under the agreement, Jazz maintenance training programs will be licensed to CAE and deliverable anywhere in the world, expanding CAE’s commercial type training program portfolio. Also, CAE has ended fiscal year 2009 (April 1, 2008 to March 31, 2009) with record order activity in its military segments.



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OMNIFLIGHT HELICOPTER, INC.’S NATIVE AIR DIVISION TO DONATE NEARLY $15,000 FROM FLIGHT FOR THE CURE FUNDRAISING PROGRAM BENEFITTING SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE®
Thursday, April 30, 2009 (1090 reads)Industry Press Releases

In December 2008, Native Air announced the introduction of its Flight for the Cure fundraising program to benefit the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. Under the Flight for the Cure program, Native Air stated it would donate $10 for each air medical transport it completed throughout Arizona during the months of December 2008, January 2009 and February 2009. During this time, Native Air raised nearly $15,000.



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Robert D. Starr Appointed Vice President and Treasurer at Kaman Corp.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009 (1148 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (April 29, 2009) - Kaman Corp. (NasdaqGS: KAMN) today announced the appointment of Robert D. Starr, 41, as Vice President and Treasurer, reporting to William C. Denninger, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.



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News from EADS North America
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (1258 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (April 28, 2009) – EADS North America has appointed retired Army Col. Ted Mickevicius as director of business development for reserve component forces. Also, the A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport demonstrates refueling compatibility with C-135.



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Final “Increment 1” VH-71 US Presidential Helicopter Delivered
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (1296 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 28 2009 - The ninth and final VH-71 to be built under “Increment 1” of the US Presidential Helicopter Replacement Programme departed AgustaWestland’s Yeovil facility today on its way to the United States for completion by prime contractor Lockheed Martin.



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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers Six S-300CBi Helicopters to Bristow Academy
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (1360 reads)Industry Press Releases

HORSEHEADS, NY (April 28, 2009) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp's Sikorsky Global Helicopters unit today announced it has delivered six S-300CBi helicopters to Bristow Academy, a Florida-based flight training school.



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Columbia Helicopters Deploys Fire Fighting Helicopter to Mexico
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 (1332 reads)Industry Press Releases

Columbia Helicopters has deployed one of their Model 234 Chinook helicopters to Mexico to assist in fighting forest fires on the Yucatán Peninsula. This is the company’s first venture into fighting fires in Mexico.



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AgustaWestland Unveils The TUHP 149 Helicopter To Meet The Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme
Monday, April 27, 2009 (1391 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 27 2009 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, unveiled a full scale mock-up of the TUHP 149 helicopter at IDEF 2009 in Istanbul today. The TUHP 149 is the AgustaWestland candidate for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Programme (TUHP).



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Future Lynx Is Now The AW159!
Friday, April 24, 2009 (1381 reads)Industry Press Releases

During a ceremony at AgustaWestland’s Yeovil, England facility, it was announced that the Future Lynx has been renamed the AW159, bringing it in line with the other products in the growing AgustaWestland range of commercial and military rotorcraft.



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USAIG and ERA Announce Era Training Center as Approved “Safety Buck” Training Facility
Friday, April 24, 2009 (1169 reads)Industry Press Releases

New York, NY - United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) and Era Training Center LLC (Era Training Center) of Lake Charles, Louisiana have announced the addition of the Era Training Center as an approved source for Eurocopter AS350 and EC135 training.



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Frasca to Provide new King Air B200GT FTD to SERCO for RAF Contract
Friday, April 24, 2009 (1229 reads)Industry Press Releases

Urbana, IL - Frasca International, Inc. has been selected to provide a new King Air B200GT FTD to Serco Group plc ("Serco") as part of the prestigious RAF Cranwell Multi-Activity Contract (MAC).



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AIRCRAFT & TURBINE SUPPORT (TUL) EXPANDS OPERATIONS TO CREATE COMPREHENSIVE EXECUTIVE JET FACILITY
Friday, April 24, 2009 (1188 reads)Industry Press Releases

Tulsa, OK (April 23, 2009) - Aircraft and Turbine Support Inc of Tulsa International Airport has completed the bulk of a multi-million dollar expansion project. The aviation services company moved into its newly minted location in January, and has been fully operational ever since.



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FLIGHTSAFETY’S TH-1H WEAPON SYSTEM TRAINER CERTIFIED BY THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE
Thursday, April 23, 2009 (1500 reads)Industry Press Releases

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NY (April 23, 2009) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce the certification of a new TH-1H Weapon System Trainer by the United States Air Force. This is the second WST delivered to Warrior Hall in Ft. Rucker, Alabama by FlightSafety and certified by the USAF since December 2008.



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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Extending Global Reach with Support Facility in Korea
Thursday, April 23, 2009 (1101 reads)Industry Press Releases

TRUMBULL, CT (April 23, 2009) - Sikorsky Aerospace Services announced today that it has opened a regional spare parts stocking facility with Times Aerospace Korea, LLC (TAK) at Gimpo Aerospace Industrial Complex, Gimpo City, Gyongg-Do, Republic of Korea.



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JDA Aviation Technology Solutions Announces Strategic Partnership with EQ 2
Thursday, April 23, 2009 (1117 reads)Industry Press Releases

BETHESDA, MD - JDA Aviation Technology Solutions today announced formation of a strategic partnership with EQ², a U.K. based environmental economics solutions provider, expanding JDA’s portfolio of aviation consulting expertise to environmental measurement reporting and reduction services.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces that Geneva Aviation has sold their first P122 Improved Switch Consoles within Europe
Thursday, April 23, 2009 (1125 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services is pleased to announce that their subsidiary partner Geneva Aviation, a world class systems integrator and manufacturer of specialized equipment for the law enforcement, broadcast and private helicopter markets, has made their first three console sales to customers within Europe. Geneva received EASA approval earlier this year for their Avionics & Switch Consoles including the P122.



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News from EMTEQ
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 (1383 reads)Industry Press Releases

New Berlin, WI (April 21, 2009) – EMTEQ, a leader in innovative solutions for the aviation industry, is upgrading several reading, dome and wash lighting products for the air transport and corporate markets with the newest LED technology for more efficient, longer lasting, and higher intensity lights. EMTEQ has also completed work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada, and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to complete a number of Supplemental Type Certificates. EMTEQ is also expanding its list of PMA products to include LED interior lighting products.



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ROCKWELL COLLINS SIGNS WITH INTERNATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS GROUP TO OFFER NXTLINK IRIDIUM® TRANSCEIVERS
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (1210 reads)Industry Press Releases

Cedar Rapids, IA (April 21, 2009) - International Communications Group (ICG) has concluded an agreement to provide Rockwell Collins a version of the ICG NxtLink Iridium communications systems for Air Transport customers.



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Placer County Sheriff’s Department Chooses the AS350B3 to Expand Mission Capability
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (1281 reads)Industry Press Releases

Grand Prairie, TX (April 21, 2009) – The Placer County Sheriff’s Department took delivery of an AS350B3 helicopter from American Eurocopter this week. This delivery marks the department’s move from military surplus to a multi-mission helicopter that will be used for a variety of law enforcement, firefighting and search & rescue missions.



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RELOCATION OF CAE FLIGHTSCAPE OFFICE (OTTAWA)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (1226 reads)Industry Press Releases

CAE Flightscape is moving to 1145 Innovation Drive, Kanata (Ottawa) May 1st, 2009.



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Air Technology Engines Inc. is Certified as a Top 20 Percent Performer
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (1183 reads)Industry Press Releases

Naples, FL (April 15, 2009 ) - Air Technology Engines, Inc. is honored to announce they have been nationally recognized for superior customer service. The Florida based company was recently certified as a Top 20 Percent Performer by Open Ratings, a leading provider of software, services and information for proactive supply management.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval for DART's Aft Facing Seats (2x2)
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (1110 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval of their Aft Facing Seats (2x2) for Bell 205/212/412 aircraft.



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New Mexico's Enchantment Helicopters Is Raising Money For Charities
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 (1404 reads)Industry Press Releases

Enchantment Helicopters Inc of Albuquerque, New Mexico is helping to raise money for Soldier’s Angels and Havasu for Youth at the Desert Storm Poker Run 2009 and the POPRA Offshore Boat Races at Lake Havasu, Arizona April 23-26.



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Kaman Corp. To Broadcast First Quarter 2009 Conference Call Over the Internet
Monday, April 20, 2009 (1565 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (April 20, 2009) - Kaman Corp. (NASDAQ-GS: KAMN) today announced that it intends to release its results for the first quarter ended April 3, 2009 on Monday, May 11, 2009. The following morning, the Company will host a conference call to discuss these results, which will be simultaneously broadcast live over the Internet.



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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Delivers S-300C Helicopter to LD Aviation
Monday, April 20, 2009 (1133 reads)Industry Press Releases

HORSEHEADS, NY (April 20, 2009) - Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a Sikorsky company, recently delivered an S-300C helicopter to LD Aviation Prague s.r.o. in the Czech Republic.



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Columbia Helicopters Already Attacking 2009 Fire Season
Friday, April 17, 2009 (1821 reads)Industry Press Releases

Columbia Helicopters’ fire season began early this year, with the deployment of three aircraft to Texas under U.S. Forest Service Exclusive Use contracts for initial attack aircraft.



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Air Technology Group to Attend Army Aviation Association of America Annual Convention in Nashville
Friday, April 17, 2009 (1443 reads)Industry Press Releases

Naples, FL (April 14, 2009) - Naples-based Air Technology Group, which includes Air Technology Inc. and Air Technology Engines Inc., will be exhibiting at the Army Aviation Association of America's Annual Convention in Nashville, Tennessee.



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AMSTAT offers timely upgrade to the AMSTAT StatPak Service
Friday, April 17, 2009 (1245 reads)Industry Press Releases

Tinton Falls, NJ (April 17, 2009) - AMSTAT, the leading provider of corporate aviation fleet and operator information, announced today the release of a timely upgrade to the AMSTAT StatPak service.



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AW139 Enters Service With Sky Shuttle Helicopters
Friday, April 17, 2009 (1545 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the first two AW139 medium twin helicopters owned by Sky Shuttle Helicopters Limited of Hong Kong have entered operational service.



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DART Helicopter Services announces EASA approval of DART's Round-I-Beam TM Skidtubes for the SA 315
Thursday, April 16, 2009 (1084 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA certification of the Round-I-Beam TM Skidtube for SA 315 aircraft.



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U.S. State Department Flies with BLR FastFin System in Afghanistan for Improved Hot, High Performance
Thursday, April 16, 2009 (1304 reads)Industry Press Releases

The U.S. State Department has installed BLR Aerospace FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability systems on 10 Bell HUEY-II helicopters operating in Afghanistan.



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Cobham Avionics–Artex Products Announces Release of the Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface for Cost-Effective Upgrades to 406 MHz ELT Technology
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (1362 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 13, 2009 - In a continuing effort to reduce installation costs for aircraft owners upgrading to Artex 406MHz ELT systems, Cobham Avionics–Artex Products announces the release of the Artex 2-Wire Remote Interface System.



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EADS North America’s Lakota program manager to receive leadership award from the National Defense Industrial Association
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (1149 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (April 15, 2009) – EADS North America’s Light Utility Helicopter Program Manager and Vice President, John Burke, has been selected to receive the 2009 Leadership Excellence Award from the National Defense Industrial Association’s (NDIA) Tennessee Valley Chapter.



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UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS DELIVERS SECOND BELL 407 TO HALO-FLIGHT
Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (1140 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX (APRIL 13, 2009) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered another customized Bell 407 to HALO-Flight of Corpus Christi, TX on April 10, 2009. This is the second that URS had contracted with HALO-Flight.



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Guardian Mobility Granted FAA Supplemental Type Certificate Installation Approval of Skytrax 3X GPS Tracking System for BELL Helicopters
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (1310 reads)Industry Press Releases

Ottawa, ON, Canada (April 14, 2009) – Guardian Mobility has been granted FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) installation approval of the Skytrax 3X GPS tracking system for BELL Helicopters 205, 212 & 214.



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Blue Sky Network Chosen by NHV for Around-the-Clock Helicopter Location Monitoring and Communications
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (1282 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 14, 2009 - Blue Sky Network, a leading global provider of mobile asset management and fleet management solutions using GPS tracking, today announced Belgian Noordzee Helikopters Vlaanderen (NHV) selected Blue Sky Network's satellite tracking and communication solution for use aboard its work and transport helicopters, which include Dauphin, Explorer and Calibri models.



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Eurocopter and Helibras Announce the First Flight Simulator for helicopters in Latin America
Tuesday, April 14, 2009 (1362 reads)Industry Press Releases

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (April 14, 2009) - Eurocopter and its Brazilian subsidiary Helibras are pleased to announce the introduction of the first flight simulator for helicopters in Latin America at the Latin America Aerospace & Defense (LAAD) show in Rio de Janeiro.



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Simplex Announces New System Delivery for Tokyo Fire Department
Monday, April 13, 2009 (1464 reads)Industry Press Releases

PORTLAND, OR (April 13, 2009) – Expanding on a long history of providing aviation mission equipment to fire rescue operators, Simplex Manufacturing Company (Simplex) announces the certification and sale of its well-known Model 316 fire-fighting tank; which is now approved for the Eurocopter Model 225 (EC255) helicopter.



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SRT Wins Praise for Training at ALEA Canadian Region Safety Seminar
Friday, April 10, 2009 (1705 reads)Industry Press Releases

BAKERSFIELD, CA (April 10, 2009) – SRT Helicopters, the leader in high risk operational services and training for rotorcraft users and aviation organizations, recently provided training in safe and effective helicopter hoist operation and other emergency services for members of the Canadian chapter of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA).



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Congress Mapping Out a Global Warming Strategy, Including Arctic Problems
Friday, April 10, 2009 (1326 reads)Industry Press Releases

One critical issue lawmakers and the Obama administration must address as they map out a global warming strategy is the Arctic, where the rapid melting of the ice cap is opening the isolated area to a wide range of opportunities as well as challenges.



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Columbia Helicopters Celebrates 40 Years of Tandem Rotors
Friday, April 10, 2009 (1610 reads)Industry Press Releases

Columbia Helicopters, the world leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations, is pleased to announce its 40th Anniversary in the operation of tandem-rotor helicopters.



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AVFUEL AND PARTNERS TO EXHIBIT AT EUROPEAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION (EBACE2009) IN GENEVA
Thursday, April 09, 2009 (1314 reads)Industry Press Releases

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND (April 9, 2009) - Avfuel Corporation and three of its branded fixed-base operation (FBO) partners, Banyan Air Service, Duncan Aviation and Fargo Jet Center, will co-exhibit at the 2009 European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland.



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Becker Avionics’ Digital Audio Selector and Intercom System DVCS 6100 integrated into DHC-5 Buffalo Aircraft by Field Aviation
Thursday, April 09, 2009 (1461 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, FL (April 8, 2009) – Becker Avionics’ Digital Audio Selector and Intercom System DVCS 6100 was selected by Field Aviation West Ltd. in Calgary, a division of Field Aviation Company Inc., for the upgrade program of two Arctic Sunwest Charter DHC-5 Buffalo aircraft.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces Transport Canada Approval of Apical’s Cable Cutters Kit for the AS350D, D1, B, B1, B2, BA and B3
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1226 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries has received Transport Canada approval for their AS350 Cable Cutters Kit.



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FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1206 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 8, 2009 - AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that FB Heliservices has recently taken delivery of its first AW139 medium twin helicopter at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant in Italy.



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STAT-MedEvac signs long term simulator training contract with American Eurocopter
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1374 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 8, 2009 - One of American Eurocopter’s long standing air-medical customers, STAT MedEvac has signed the first long term commercial contract to receive pilot training in the new EC135/EC145 full motion flight training device, which is now in service at the company’s expanded training center in Grand Prairie, Texas.



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Acadian Composites Receives FAA Diamond Certificate of Excellence
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1530 reads)Industry Press Releases

LAFAYETTE, LA (April 2, 2009) – Acadian Composites, a division of Aeronautical Accessories, Inc., an affiliate of Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that Acadian Composites is being recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the coveted Certificate of Excellence Diamond Award.



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GKN Aerospace breaks first ground at its new manufacturing facility in Bristol, UK
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1431 reads)Industry Press Releases

GKN Aerospace commences work today on the creation of a new state of the art manufacturing facility at Bristol in the UK. This facility will form a key part of GKN Aerospace-Filton as it becomes a global centre of excellence in composite aircraft wing structures.



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Sikorsky Aircraft and Aero Vodochody a.s. Sign MOU for Cooperation in Central & Eastern Europe
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1266 reads)Industry Press Releases

ODOLENA VODA, Czech Republic (April 7, 2009) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Aero Vodochody a.s. today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly explore aerospace industry cooperation in Central and Eastern Europe.



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Sea King comes back to life
Wednesday, April 08, 2009 (1234 reads)Industry Press Releases

On the 2 April 2009 Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services Fleetlands performed the formal handover of Sea King MK4 ZF115 back to the British Ministry of Defence after an extensive repair, modification, and maintenance programme.



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Executive Air Taxi Corporation Adds Aircraft to Charter Fleet
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1352 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bismarck, ND (April 6, 2009) - Executive Air Taxi Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of a Piper Seneca to their fleet. The Company purchased the twin engine aircraft, capable of cruising speeds up to 175 mph, from its local owner.



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Aero Dynamix and Shadin Avionics sign Strategic Agreement
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1337 reads)Industry Press Releases

Euless, TX (April 7, 2009) - Aero Dynamix have signed an exclusive agreement with Shadin Avionics to NVG modify all manufactured units for Night Vision Equipment (NVE) compatible operation.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of DART's Replacement Glareshield for the Bell 212, 412, 412CF, 412EP
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1292 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval of their Glareshield for the Bell 212, 412, 412CF, 412EP series of helicopters.



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Air Technology Group Displays at Trade Shows
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1392 reads)Industry Press Releases

Naples, FL - Naples-based Air Technology Group, which includes Air Technology Inc. and Air Technology Engines Inc., participated in HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim, California, and is scheduled to attend several more upcoming aviation trade shows.



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aerox® Provides High Flow Oxygen Solutions
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1295 reads)Industry Press Releases

Limington, ME (April 6, 2009) — At sea level, the atmosphere contains 21% oxygen. As you go up in altitude, ambient pressure (and therefore the partial pressure of ambient oxygen) decreases, requiring the use of supplemental Oxygen. To prevent hypoxia at higher altitudes the FAA requires all pilots to use supplemental oxygen after 30 minutes at altitudes above 12,500 feet and below 14,000 feet and anytime when they are at or above 14,000 feet. Passengers must have oxygen available at 14,000 feet and above.



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Navy Orders More H-1 Aircraft from Bell Helicopter
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1302 reads)Industry Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX - Bell Helicopter, announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded a new production contract to Bell for the purchase of Lot 6 of the H-1 Upgrade Program, an award worth $288 million.



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American Heroes Air Show Returns to Austin’s Historic Camp Mabry
Monday, April 06, 2009 (1415 reads)Industry Press Releases

AUSTIN, TX - Once again the Lone Star state will welcome back the American Heroes Air Show to Austin. The Heroes Air Show, the nation's premier aviation event dedicated exclusively to helicopters, will land at the Texas Military Forces’ Camp Mabry on Saturday, April 18th.



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Soloy Aviation Solutions Receives FAA STC SA01985SE for Approval of Soloy’s Cessna 206H Observer Seat Kit
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1427 reads)Industry Press Releases

OLYMPIA, WA - Soloy Aviation Solutions today announced FAA approval of its Cessna 206 Observer Seat Kit. Designed for installation in the Cessna 206H and T206H models, this versatile and convenient swiveling seat installation is designed for use with the Soloy Observer Window for law enforcement surveillance operations.



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Eurocopter Canada celebrates 25 years of success
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1231 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vancouver, Canada (March 30, 2009) - With over 500 aircraft currently in use, Eurocopter Canada marked 25 years of providing quality customer service and technology to the Canadian helicopter industry during the Canadian Helicopter Association’s annual conference and tradeshow.



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Global Finance Executive Alain Brunais Joins FreeFlight Systems as New Chief Financial Officer
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1226 reads)Industry Press Releases

WACO, TX (April 3, 2009) - FreeFlight Systems, a global supplier of high criticality avionics systems, announces the appointment of Alain Brunais as chief financial officer.



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Sikorsky Global Helicopters Receives "Total Quality Award" from Rolls-Royce
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1263 reads)Industry Press Releases

Coatesville, PA (March 31, 2009) - Sikorsky Global Helicopters' Engine Services Division has received the Rolls-Royce Model 250 Total Quality Award. Sikorsky Global Helicopters is the newly rebranded commercial business operation of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.



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Conklin & de Decker’s 2009 AIRCRAFT COST EVALUATOR Release Sets Standard for Turbulent Times
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1340 reads)Industry Press Releases

Orleans, MA (April, 2009) - Conklin & de Decker’s latest Aircraft Cost Evaluator Volume 1 release is now available and delivers up-to-date operating cost data to help subscribers stay ahead in these turbulent times. Aircraft Cost Evaluator is an effective benchmarking tool and part of a family of aircraft operating and acquisition data products developed by Conklin & de Decker. 



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MEXICANACLICK AWARDS ROLLS-ROYCE $350 MILLION CONTRACT
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1211 reads)Industry Press Releases

Rolls-Royce has signed a long-term engine service agreement worth more than $350 million with Mexicana Group for the fleet of aircraft operated by its low-cost subsidiary, MexicanaClick.



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AIRQUEST AVIATION (BTP) TEAMS UP WITH AVFUEL AS THE LATEST IN THE GROWING NETWORK OF BRANDED FBOS
Friday, April 03, 2009 (1282 reads)Industry Press Releases

Butler, PA (April 1, 2009) - AirQuest Aviation is the latest FBO to join the nationwide Avfuel-branded family of dealers, and now offers customers Avfuel’s pilot refueling incentive program and less-than-retail rates on jet fuel with the Avfuel Contract Fuel card. 



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Eurocopter reinforces its presence in Japan through the acquisition of Euroheli’s shares
Thursday, April 02, 2009 (1204 reads)Industry Press Releases

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of 80% of Euroheli’s Corporation’s shares from ITOCHU Corporation.



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L-3 Avionics’ Trilogy™ Makes All-Glass Part 23 Cockpit Possible
Thursday, April 02, 2009 (1492 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, TX (April 2, 2009) – L-3 Avionics Systems announced that its new Trilogy™ ESI-1000 Electronic Standby Instrument is currently on schedule to be certified and available in July 2009.



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News from FlightSafety International
Thursday, April 02, 2009 (1258 reads)Industry Press Releases

FlightSafety International has announced that Gil Schnabel has been named Manager of the company’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Gil Schnabel is replaced as Manager of Detroit Metro/Toledo Learning Center by David Glass.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces EASA Approval of Apical's Cable Cutter Kit for the AS350 D, D1, B, B1, B2, BA, and B3
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1368 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner, Apical Industries, has received EASA approval for their AS350 Cable Cutters Kit.



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LEADING EDGE AVIATION FLIES LAPINE HIGH SCHOOL NJROTC STUDENTS
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1285 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bend, OR (March 27, 2009) — Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter company recently hosted the LaPine High School Navy Junior ROTC unit for presentations on aviation and helicopters, and then took the students and their advisors on a flight tour of the Bend Airport.



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News from Mid-Continent Instruments
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1275 reads)Industry Press Releases

WICHITA, KS - This year, Mid-Continent Instruments is celebrating its 45th anniversary as a leading provider of quality aircraft instruments. Mid-Continent Instruments is introducing the industry’s first emergency power supply featuring Lithium Nanophosphate™ technology. Mid-Continent Instruments also announces the addition of the MD50 Static Inverter to its impressive list of lighter, more reliable aircraft instruments.



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Aircell Reaches Key Development Milestones with its High Speed Internet System for Business Aviation Market
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1156 reads)Industry Press Releases

DALLAS, TX (April 1, 2009) - Aircell, the world's leading provider of airborne communications, announces the achievement of several key development milestones for the company's high-speed Internet system for the business aviation market.



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Night Flight Concepts completes Canadian federal government flight training
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1197 reads)Industry Press Releases

April 1, 2009 - Florida based, Night Flight Concepts, Inc. (NFC) has recently completed night vision training for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and the Canadian Department of National Defense, 12th Wing.



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NAASCO Signs Agreement with Sikorsky for Distribution of ETR-25 "Mercury Mod" Starter Generators
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1145 reads)Industry Press Releases

NAASCO has had the privilege of signing an agreement with Sikorsky Aerospace Services / Helicopter Support, Inc. for the exclusive distribution of NAASCO's Newly Designed ETR-25 "Mercury Mod" improved Starter Generators for the S76.



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Norsk Helikopter Becomes Bristow
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1420 reads)Industry Press Releases

Norway has a new helicopter company under the Bristow banner effective from today, April 1, 2009. Norsk Helikopter AS, which was bought by Bristow Helicopters Ltd. last year, becomes Bristow Norway AS, based at Stavanger Airport, Sola.



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News from Bell Helicopter
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1372 reads)Industry Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX - Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, has announced that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy has recently launched its first on-line course for Customer Service Facilities (CSFs) that maintain the Bell 412 product line. Bell Helicopter has also been awarded a contract by the U.S. Army to modify an additional 27 OH-58D aircraft under the Kiowa Warrior Safety Enhancement Program (SEP).



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Sabreliner Announces Promotions and Other Leadership Changes
Wednesday, April 01, 2009 (1256 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sabreliner Corporation has announced key promotions and organizational changes at its St. Louis headquarters and Southeast Missouri operations. In support of the continuing development of opportunities for the company in the government aviation and aerospace subcontracting areas, D. J. “Jim” Meier is promoted to Senior Vice President, Government and Subcontracting Services.



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DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada approval of DART’s Full Vertical Reference Door Modification Kit
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (1318 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada approval of the Full Vertical Reference Door Modification Kit for the Bell 204/205/212/214/412 of helicopters.



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News from International Communications Group
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (1491 reads)Industry Press Releases

Newport News, VA  (March 31, 2009) — International Communications Group announced today that it has enhanced its new NxtMail with modifications that will add ease and flexibility to its installation in virtually any aircraft and offer customers the ability to interface with both the Iridium satellite network and InMarSat Swift Broadband. ICG has also added a low-cost “Data-Only” transceiver to its list of Iridium communications products.



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News from FlightSafety International
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (1343 reads)Industry Press Releases

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (March 30, 2009) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Ed Buckley has joined the company’s courseware support department as Manager, Strategic Planning & Support, and that Ariel Landau has been named eLearning Operations Manager.



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SHOPAVFUEL.COM EXPANDS CHECKOUT CAPABILITIES; AVIATION RETAIL SITE NOW ACCESSIBLE TO GENERAL AVIATION COMMUNITY
Tuesday, March 31, 2009 (1254 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANN ARBOR, MI (March 30, 2009) - Avfuel’s online retail store, shopAvfuel.com, has recently broadened its payment options to allow customers to make their online purchases using all major credit cards and a variety of other methods. For the first time, shopAvfuel.com and its large inventory of aviation fuel related equipment, parts, deicing fluid and quality assurance materials are now available to the general aviation community.



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SkyTrac Systems to Exhibit at HAC Trade Show and Convention
Monday, March 30, 2009 (1295 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kelowna, BC, Canada (March 25, 2009) - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Trade Show and Convention, in Vancouver, BC, Canada from March 29-31, 2009.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces Transport Canada Approval of Apical’s AS350 Air Conditioning Kit
Friday, March 27, 2009 (1168 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries, Inc. has received Transport Canada approval for the AS350 Air Conditioning Kit.



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UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS DELIVERS A REFURBISHED BELL 206 TO HELIDOSA
Thursday, March 26, 2009 (1480 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX (MARCH 26, 2009) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a completely refurbished Bell 206L3 to Helidosa of the Dominican Republic on March 20, 2009.



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FLIGHTSAFETY’S HAWKER 900XP SIMULATOR EQUIPPED WITH SimIO AND SimPWR RECEIVES FAA LEVEL D QUALIFICATION
Thursday, March 26, 2009 (1387 reads)Industry Press Releases

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NY (March 26, 2009) – FlightSafety International’s new Hawker 900XP full flight simulator, equipped with the company’s new SimIO and SimPWR technology, has received Level D qualification from the United States Federal Aviation Administration.



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PRIVATE AVIATION COMPANY AVFLIGHT WILLOW RUN EAST (YIP) HELPS REGION ATTRACT VISITORS TO THE 2009 NCAA FINAL FOUR
Thursday, March 26, 2009 (1402 reads)Industry Press Releases

Detroit, MI (March 24, 2009) - Avflight Willow Run East (YIP), located at the Willow Run Airport (YIP) just seven miles from Detroit Metro Airport (DTW) expects increased aviation traffic in April as visitors fly in and out for the 2009 NCAA Final Four.



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L-3 WESCAM EO/IR Imaging Turret Selected for North Sea Search and Rescue Missions
Thursday, March 26, 2009 (1363 reads)Industry Press Releases

BURLINGTON, CANADA (March 26, 2009) – L-3 WESCAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today that it has been selected to provide an MX®-15 True HD electrooptical/infrared (EO/IR) imaging sensor to Eurocopter, in support of North Sea Search and Rescue (SAR) missions.



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Rotorway International Expands
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 (1497 reads)Industry Press Releases

Phoenix, AZ (March 23, 2009) - Rotorway International, the oldest and largest self-build helicopter company in the world, continues to forge ahead with expansion.



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Sikorsky Aircraft Delivers 100th New Production UH-60M BLACK HAWK Helicopter to U.S. Army
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 (1268 reads)Industry Press Releases

STRATFORD, CT (March 25, 2009) - In a rollout ceremony attended by government officials, armed services personnel, and employees, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today celebrated delivery of the 100th new production UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter to the U.S. Army.



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DART Helicopter Services announces EASA approval of Geneva Aviation’s P101 Instrument Panel, P125 Pedestal and the P137 Instrument Panel Visor
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 (1227 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their subsidiary partner Geneva Aviation has received EASA approval of their P101 Instrument Panel, P125 Instrument Panel Support Structure (Pedestal) and the P137 Instrument Panel Visor for AS350 series helicopters.



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EADS North America-built UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters surpass the 10,000 flight-hour milestone in U.S. Army Service
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 (1266 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (March 25, 2009) – The U.S. Army’s growing fleet of UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters has passed the 10,000 flight-hour milestone, demonstrating the aircrafts’ mission performance and reliability in operations throughout the United States.



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ADDITIONAL MAX-VIZ EVS-1500’S ORDERED BY GOVT. OF MANITOBA
Wednesday, March 25, 2009 (1276 reads)Industry Press Releases

Portland, Oregon (March 24, 2009) - Max-Viz announced the sale of six additional EVS-1500 dual field of view infrared sensor systems to the Government of Manitoba Air Services Branch of Winnipeg, Manitoba.



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EVERGREEN SUPERTANKER READY TO FIGHT WILDFIRES
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (1547 reads)Industry Press Releases

McMinnville, OR - Evergreen International Aviation’s B747 Supertanker won certification for operation this season after receiving its interim approval letter from the Interagency Air Tanker Board. The aircraft also received its Supplemental Type Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in November 2008.



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GKN Aerospace teams with SLCR to develop automated laser repair for composite structures
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (1357 reads)Industry Press Releases

March 24, 2009 - At a ceremony at JEC Composites today, GKN Aerospace and German laser technology specialist SCLR Lasertechnik GmbH (SLCR) will sign an agreement to develop new automated laser technology that will provide improved, lower cost (potential 60% cost reduction) and swifter repair of composite structures.



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S-92 Helicopter Operators Complying Worldwide With Sikorsky Bulletin on Gearbox Oil Bowl Studs
Monday, March 23, 2009 (1443 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced today that the majority of the worldwide S-92™ helicopter fleet already has complied with the company's notice to retrofit the aircraft's gearbox oil bowl with steel mounting studs. The company expects to have close to 100 percent compliance by the end of this week. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).



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Guardian Mobility to Exhibit at Helicopter Association of Canada’s 13th Annual Convention and Trade Show
Friday, March 20, 2009 (1285 reads)Industry Press Releases

Guardian Mobility will be showcasing two new products this year at Helicopter Association of Canada’s 13th Annual Convention and Trade Show in Vancouver, BC, March 29 – 31st.



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DART Helicopter Services announces EASA Approval of Apical’s AB139 & AW139 Nose Landing Gear Doors Kit
Thursday, March 19, 2009 (1263 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services’ announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries, Inc. has received EASA approval of their AB139 & AW139 Nose Landing Gear Doors Kit. FAA and Transport Canada approvals have already been received.



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Becker DVCS 6100 Digital Intercom and Audio Selector Panel System ideal COTS solution for Lockheed C-130/L-100 Aircraft
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (1431 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, FL (March 18, 2009) – Over 40 models and variants of the Hercules serve with more than 50 nations. In December 2006 the C-130 became only the fifth aircraft to mark 50 years of continuous service with its original primary customer the United States Air Force.



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Dlink+ Awarded FAA STC Approval for Boeing 757 Aircraft
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 (1367 reads)Industry Press Releases

Redmond, WA (March 17, 2009) - Spectralux Corporation announced today that the FAA has granted STC approval for use of their Dlink+ all-in-one data communication system on the Boeing 757 series aircraft.

 



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SAFETY EXPERT HUNTZINGER JOINS BALDWIN AVIATION
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 (1328 reads)Industry Press Releases

Hilton Head Island, SC — Dr. Dave Huntzinger, who has led a variety of Safety and Security programs at airlines and aerospace companies throughout his 30+ years in aviation, has joined Baldwin Aviation.



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Aviation Companies Helping Their Employees
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 (1424 reads)Industry Press Releases

Fort Worth, TX (March 16th, 2009) – JSfirm Managing Partner, Sam Scanlon, announced that companies who typically use their website to advertise job openings can now take advantage of their “E” Program. "This is not an outplacement program,” he said. “This is a less expensive and more effective way for aviation companies to help employees find work when they downsize."



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DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Certification for DART’s Crosstubes on Civil UH-1 models
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 (1334 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services’ affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received FAA approval to add certain UH-1 model aircraft to STC’s SR01298NY and SR01742NY for Crosstubes. The UH-1 models included are those that have been FAA certified per FAR 21.25(a)(2) for civil use.



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ERAU and Frasca Unveil SAFTE FTD at NTAS
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1372 reads)Industry Press Releases

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and Frasca International will unveil the first integrated flight training device (FTD) with virtual air traffic control commands, that will give student pilots more realistic training.



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AgustaWestland Receives Brazilian Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil Approval for the AW109 Power Level D Full Flight Simulator
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1369 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW109 Power Level D Full Flight Simulator located at the Alessandro Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy, has received Brazilian Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) approval.



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Precision Aviation Group (PAG) Enteres Agreement to be “Exclusive” Aftermarket Distributor for Ahlers Aerospace, Inc.
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1299 reads)Industry Press Releases

Atlanta, GA (March 16, 2009) — Atlanta-based Precision Aviation Group (PAG), exclusive provider of ISMRO® (Inventory Supported Maintenance Repair & Overhaul), has entered an agreement to be the “exclusive” aftermarket distributor for Ahlers Aerospace, Inc., one of the most reliable manufacturers of OEM and conversion instruments and components in the aerospace industry.



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Rotorcraft Support, Inc. Achieves Platinum Level as a Bell Helicopter Customer Service Facility
Monday, March 16, 2009 (1266 reads)Industry Press Releases

On Sunday, February 22, 2009 at HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California Bell Helicopter (A Textron company), acknowledged the customer service facilities that have displayed platinum level service.



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Engine Air Cleaner Upgrade for Eurocopter's AS350/EC130
Friday, March 13, 2009 (1614 reads)Industry Press Releases

East Hills, NY (March 19, 2009) - Pall Corporation, Pall Aerospace, working in co-operation with Turbomeca, has introduced a certified upgrade of the Centrisep™ Engine Air Cleaner for Eurocopter's AS350 series. By removing airborne contamination, the Centrisep Air Cleaner enhances helicopter reliability, availability, safety and performance.



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DART Helicopter Services announces EASA Approval of Apical's Replacement Lower Forward Fuselage Panel for AS350/AS355 model helicopters
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1481 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services’ announces that their subsidiary Apical Industries Inc., has received EASA approval of their Replacement Lower Forward Fuselage Panels for Eurocopter AS350/355 model helicopters. FAA and Transport Canada approval have already been received.



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Soloy Celebrates 40 Years of Innovation
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1591 reads)Industry Press Releases

OLYMPIA, WA (March 12, 2009) - Soloy Aviation Solutions is celebrating 40 years of aviation design innovation with a landmark turbine engine delivery and a third-party STC enhancement for one of its many proven products.



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Lloyd Helicopters selects Becker Avionics’ DVCS 6100 Intercom and Audio Selector Panel for integration into two EC145
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1221 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, FL (March 12, 2009) – Becker Avionics’ DVCS6100 Digital Voice Communication System was selected by Lloyd Helicopters for integration into their two new EC145. The aircraft are currently undergoing completion at Keystone Helicopters and will be tailored for offshore operations.



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Shadin Avionics Names Dan Nelson as Chief Executive Officer
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1281 reads)Industry Press Releases

MINNEAPOLIS, MN (March 11, 2009) - Shadin Avionics is pleased to announce that Dan Nelson has been appointed to serve as the company’s Chief Executive Officer starting February 23, 2009.



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Eurocopter’s EC135 Flight Simulator Ready for Use in Germany
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1303 reads)Industry Press Releases

Donauwörth, Germany (March 12, 2009) - Eurocopter is offering its customers around the world the opportunity to use an EC135 flight simulator at its site in Donauwörth. The flight simulator at the Donauwörth Training Academy serves to train helicopter pilots.



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News from Sikorsky
Thursday, March 12, 2009 (1361 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIELEC, Poland (March 12, 2009) - PZL Mielec, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.'s affiliate in Poland, today celebrated the rollout of the first BLACK HAWK helicopter cabin produced at the facility. The event took place on the second anniversary of the acquisition of PZL Mielec.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the successful demonstration of technology designed to enable safer helicopter landings in blinding conditions including brownouts. Sikorsky and its Sandblaster project teammates, including Honeywell International and Sierra Nevada Corp., performed the demonstrations at the U.S. Army Aeroflightdynamics Directorate (AFDD), AMRDEC at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif.



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Aero Products Completes Move and Opens New Facility
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (1438 reads)Industry Press Releases

Show Low, AZ (March 9, 2009) – Aero Products Component Services, Inc, a leading global helicopter support company, announces the opening of a new corporate headquarters located near the pristine White Mountains in Show Low, Arizona.



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New Medevac Roll-Out Ceremony at DC Guard Armory Thursday
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (1407 reads)Industry Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Roll-Out Ceremony for a $5.5 million medevac called the Utility Helicopter-72 will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 12, at the DC National Guard Armory. The DC Guard is officially receiving three of the six UH-72s it will ultimately receive during the ceremony, which will be attended by Gen. Craig McKinley, the first four-star general in the National Guard, and Congresswoman Eleanor Norton-Holmes (D-DC), among other dignitaries.



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DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada Approval of DART’s Replacement Engine Mount Kit for the Bell 205
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (1200 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada’s approval of the Replacement Engine Mount Kit for the Bell 205 series aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are still pending.



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Precision Aviation Group Promotes Desai and Lemke
Wednesday, March 11, 2009 (1260 reads)Industry Press Releases

Atlanta, GA (March 9, 2009) – Precision Aviation Group (PAG), exclusive provider of ISMRO (Inventory Supported Maintenance Repair & Overhaul), has promoted two of its employees - Ketan Desai to Director of Sales & Marketing, and Chad Lemke to Vice President - Government Programs.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America Delivers S61 "Short" to Billings Flying Services
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (1461 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, BC, Canada – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) has delivered a shortened and modified Sikorsky S61 helicopter to Billings Flying Services (Billings); a family-owned and operated company with a 20-year history in the aviation industry.



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The Mexican Ministry of Defense Orders 6 EC725 Helicopters from Eurocopter
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (1125 reads)Industry Press Releases

Mexico City, Mexico (March 10, 2009) - Eurocopter has chalked up another success in Latin America: The Mexican Ministry of Defense has placed an order for six EC725 helicopters. The medium-lift helicopters will mainly be used for transport and civil security missions.



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CAE signs service contracts and alliances in simulation-based healthcare training
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (1199 reads)Industry Press Releases

MONTREAL, QUEBEC - CAE has signed contracts and alliances in simulation-based healthcare training. They are with the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences in Toronto, the Universite de Montreal and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority. The contracts have an initial total value of approximately C$5 million.



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L-3 WESCAM Launches MX-RAid for Remote Diagnostic Testing of In-field MX-Series EO/IR Turrets
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (1228 reads)Industry Press Releases

BURLINGTON, CANADA (March 10, 2009) – L-3 WESCAM, a wholly owned subsidiary of L-3 Communications, announced today the introduction of MX-RAid (Remote Aid), a new service kit for remote diagnostic evaluations of fielded MX-Series EO/IR imaging turrets.



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DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada Approval of DART's Replacement Engine Mount Kit for the Bell 205
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 (1238 reads)Industry Press Releases

March 9, 2009 - Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada's approval of the Replacement Engine Mount Kit for the Bell 205 series aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are still pending.



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Bell Aerospace Services Begins Work on U.S. Marine Corps Reset Maintenance Contract
Monday, March 09, 2009 (1615 reads)Industry Press Releases

BEDFORD, TX (March 4, 2009) - Bell Aerospace Services Inc. (BellAero), a wholly owned subsidiary of Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has begun work on a multi-year contract with a projected total value of $173 million, as a subcontract member of a team led by PKL Services Inc of Poway, CA.



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Los Angeles Helicopters and Erickson Air-Crane Working Together to Train Pilots in Vertical Reference and Long Line flying
Monday, March 09, 2009 (1919 reads)Industry Press Releases

Los Angeles Helicopters (LAH) of Long Beach, California, is thrilled to announce that it will be working together with Erickson Air-Crane of Central Point, Oregon, to train selected pilots in the art of Vertical Reference and Long Line flying.

 

 



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News from Enstrom
Monday, March 09, 2009 (1718 reads)Industry Press Releases

Enstrom Helicopter Corp. and Monarch Aviation are excited to announce the sale of 2 more 480B turbine helicopters to India.

Enstrom Helicopter Corp. recently delivered its first 480B destined for Bulgaria to Fortuna Air, based in the city of Veliko Tarnovo.

Enstrom Helicopter Corp. recently delivered its first 480B destined for Ukraine to Rotor Ukraine, LLC, Enstrom’s newest dealer in Europe.



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FAA Grants Additional STC for ALERTS System
Monday, March 09, 2009 (1322 reads)Industry Press Releases

Appareo Systems, LLC is pleased to announce that it has received an additional Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the ALERTS Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) system.



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UK Government to fund the purchase of six new police Eurocopter EC135 helicopters
Monday, March 09, 2009 (1204 reads)Industry Press Releases

Oxford, England (March 9 2009) - The UK Home Office has announced funding for the purchase of six new police Eurocopter EC135 helicopters through a 2009/10 £5m capital grant for air support, as part of the first joint procurement by six UK police forces. The grant will also provide enhanced state of the art mission equipment.



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AgustaWestland Unveils the DA VINCI Project Helicopter
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (2059 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, has unveiled the DA VINCI helicopter to Swiss air-rescue operator REGA during an official ceremony held at AgustaWestland’s Vergiate plant on March 4th.



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Rotorcraft Support, Inc. Appoints Jeffrey Teubner, Vice President
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1532 reads)Industry Press Releases

Phillip DiFiore, President of Rotorcraft Support, Inc. (RSI) is proud to announce his appointment of Mr. Jeffrey Teubner, to Vice President of Quality and Technical Operations.



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Borescopes-R-Us Releases New Portable Videoscope
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1286 reads)Industry Press Releases

Borescopes-R-Us announces that Aircraft Mechanical Services in Visalia, CA, a leading maintenance facility that offers annual/100 hour inspections, phase inspections and hot section inspections, has chosen their new Portable Videoscope to streamline their repair, inventory and efficiency.



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UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS DELIVERS CUSTOMIZED EC120 TO DIAMONDBACK ORCHARD
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1343 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX (MARCH 4, 2009) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a customized Eurocopter EC120 to Diamondback Orchard today.



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Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum Celebrates Women in Aviation on March 7
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1157 reads)Industry Press Releases

In honor of Women in Aviation day, the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has invited Col. Virginia Thompson and aviation artist Sharon Rajnus to speak about their experiences in the aviation industry on Saturday, March 7.



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Philip A. Goodrich Appointed Vice President Business Development at Kaman Corp.
Thursday, March 05, 2009 (1102 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (March 4, 2009) - Kaman Corp. today announced the appointment of Philip A. Goodrich, 52, as Vice President - Business Development, reporting to Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer.



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LIFEPORT AWARDED FAA ORGANIZATION DESIGNATION AUTHORIZATION
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 (1173 reads)Industry Press Releases

LifePort Inc. of Woodland, WA, has received ODA delegation from the FAA Los Angeles Aircraft Certification Office (LAACO). The delegation allows LifePort to issue Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) for interior components and systems.



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News from Outerlink
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 (1266 reads)Industry Press Releases

Outerlink Corporation, a leading provider of satellite-based mobile asset management solutions, has announced that it has teamed with the DHS AMOC at March AFB in Riverside, CA to provide satellite tracking data from all commercial satellite tracking systems in domestic use today. Also, Outerlink Corporation has announced the addition of Travis County EMS, CareFlite (DFW), and Carolina Healthcare to its customers installing the OuterLink Voice & Video Recorder into their aircraft.



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KenJer Industries Would Like to Thank Everyone for a Successful Show
Wednesday, March 04, 2009 (1202 reads)Industry Press Releases

We at KenJer Industries would like to thank the staff of HAI, the attendees, and the fellow exhibitors for a very well put together show.



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News from Bell
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1749 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bell Helicopter once again has been voted number one in customer service by the readers of Professional Pilot magazine for the 15th consecutive year. Bell has announced the delivery of two 407 helicopters to Rotorcraft Leasing company, one of the Gulf of Mexico's largest helicopter operators. Bell has provided a progress report on its military aircraft programs. Bell has given a 429 program update that provided the most recent performance data accumulated during the on-going flight test program. Bell has provided a status update on a wide range of activities surrounding the 429 development program. Bell has recognized six Customer Service Facilities (CSF) as achieving platinum level in 2008.



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NASA Awards Rotorcraft Technology Development Contract
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1294 reads)Industry Press Releases

NASA has selected three companies to receive a subsonic rotary wing technology development contract valued at $40 million. The companies sharing the award are Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. of Hurst, Texas; The Boeing Company of Chicago; and Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. of Stratford, Conn.



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Sandel Receives Order for ST3400H Helicopter TAWS from Metro Aviation
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1273 reads)Industry Press Releases

On February 25, 2009 at HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, CA, Sandel Avionics announced that it had received a multiple-unit order for its new ST3400H Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS) from Metro Aviation. The commitment from the Shreveport based completion center represents the first order for the ST3400H which was introduced at HELI-EXPO.



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Iridium Satellite LLC Announces Financial Results for Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2008
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1289 reads)Industry Press Releases

Iridium Satellite LLC (Iridium) has announced financial results for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2008. Fourth quarter results included approximately 320,000 subscribers, revenue of $76.8 million, operational EBITDA of $25.0 million and net income of $1.5 million.



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VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Completes Initial Vibration Testing Phase on Schedule
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1501 reads)Industry Press Releases

The first Lockheed Martin production VH-71 Presidential Helicopter has completed initial ground vibration testing on schedule at the end of January at the Navy's Presidential Helicopter Support Facility in Patuxent River, MD.



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LEADING EDGE AVIATION ABLE TO GET FINANCING FOR STUDENTS IN TOUGH CREDIT MARKET
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1281 reads)Industry Press Releases

Leading Edge Aviation (LEA), a Bend, Oregon based helicopter company has maintained its ability to get private student loans while others in the industry struggle. LEA’s helicopter program offers structured flight training to ensure students remain on task and complete the program within budget.



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Kaman Corp. Reports Financial Results
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1153 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kaman Corp. reports financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2008.



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Steve Kelley Joins StandardAero as Corporate Communications Manager
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1386 reads)Industry Press Releases

StandardAero has announced that Steve Kelley has joined the company as Corporate Communications Manager. In this role, Kelley will be responsible for managing internal communications for the company's 4,000-plus employees throughout the U.S. and Canada, in addition to serving as StandardAero's external communications contact managing all media relations activities.



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Becker Avionics announces project launch of Corporate eCommerce Platform
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1354 reads)Industry Press Releases

Becker Avionics, a leading provider of communication, navigation, surveillance and search & rescue equipment for airborne and ground applications and a wholly owned subsidiary of Becker Flugfunk GmbH, announced at HELI-EXPO on February 24, 2009, the project launch to establish a corporate B2B eCommerce platform by the end of the 2nd Quarter of 2009.



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News from Omniflight
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1294 reads)Industry Press Releases

Southwest Med Evac, an Omniflight company, has announced the opening of a new air medical services base in Roswell, N.M. The base will initiate 24/7 service beginning on March 1, 2009 and will assist hospitals and first responders throughout the region with the rapid transportation of critical patients, primarily focused on scene response and inter-facility transport. Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, has announced Cheryl Nolan as new vice president and chief information officer. 



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The Japanese Ministry of Defence signs for 2 Eurocopter EC135 Training Helicopters
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

The Japanese Ministry of Defence signed a contract for 2 EC135 helicopters with Euroheli (Eurocopter’s distributor in Japan) on 26/02/2009. A second contract for 3 additional helicopters will follow next year with the objective of attaining a fleet of 15 training aircraft in total for the Maritime Self-Defence Forces.



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TYCO ELECTRONICS RECEIVES SILVER BOEING PERFORMANCE EXCELLENCE AWARD
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1157 reads)Industry Press Releases

HARRISBURG, PA (March 2, 2009) – Tyco Electronics Ltd. today announced that it has received a 2008 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance.



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Med-Trans Corporation and Regional West / Air Link Partnership Ready to Take Flight
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1263 reads)Industry Press Releases

Med-Trans Corporation, a leader in the air medical transport industry, was recently selected by Regional West Medical Center, based in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, to assume operations of its Air Link Flight Program.



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EUROCOPTER DEUTSCHLAND ORDERS 23 MAX-VIZ EVS-1500 ENHANCED VISION SYSTEMS
Tuesday, March 03, 2009 (1248 reads)Industry Press Releases

Portland, OR (March 2, 2009) - Max-Viz, Inc. announced today the award by Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH of a contract for 23 EVS-1500 Infrared Night Vision Devices.



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Lifesavers undergo makeover
Monday, March 02, 2009 (362 reads)Industry Press Releases

Berrow's Worcester Journal - U.K. - Volunteers and supporters will formally unveil the new look aircraft of Midlands Air Ambulance, formally County Air Ambulance, at the RAF Cosford helicopter base.  Paul Leaman, charity director, said: “Our air ambulance service no longer serves eleven counties in England and Wales as it once did. The charity now serves a much smaller region, which centres on the Midlands. We are therefore changing our name to reflect this change.”



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Flaming ping pong balls light Jennings fire
Monday, March 02, 2009 (653 reads)Industry Press Releases

March 2, 2009 - Clay Today - Florida - After years of planning, state forestry officials began a controlled burn Thursday, Feb. 26, of 900 acres in the 26,000-acre forest in northwest Clay County to clear out hardwood and pine litter and reduce the impact of any future wildfire.  Thanks to nearly ideal wind and humidity conditions, the DOF was able to use an aerial ignition device manned by a DOF firefighter sitting partially outside a Huey UH-60 helicopter flying hundreds of feet over the forest floor.



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East/West Industries, Inc. celebrates 40 years of saving aircrew lives
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1483 reads)Industry Press Releases

East/West Industries, Inc. of Ronkonkoma, NY is celebrating 40 years of saving aircrew lives, and highlighted the following products for the rotorcraft community at Heli-Expo 2009 at booth 1705 - 1709.



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Blue Hawaiian logs 10,000 flight hours on EC130
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1655 reads)Industry Press Releases

At an event on the HELI-EXPO 2009 Eurocopter booth #2754, Marc Paganini, President and CEO of American Eurocopter, presented Blue Hawaiian CEO and owner Dave Chevalier and President Patti Chevalier with a commemorative plaque celebrating the company's achievement of logging 10,000 flight hours on its high-time EC130.



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Edwards & Associates, Inc. to Deliver 2nd Bell 412 Helicopter to Orange County Fire Authority at HAI, Anaheim, CA
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1554 reads)Industry Press Releases

Edwards & Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce that Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) will accept delivery of their second Bell 412 Helicopter at HAI in Anaheim, CA.  Edwards won a competitive bid in order to get the opportunity to customize two fire and rescue helicopters for OCFA.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America wins 2008 “Going the Extra Mile” award
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1568 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector), the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul services was awarded the “Going the Extra Mile” award during Rolls Royce’s AMC Awards banquet held on February 21, 2009, in conjunction with HeliExpo 2009 in Anaheim, California.



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DART Helicopter Services announces FAA approval of AKV Inc’s Honeywell T53 engine N1/N2 Engine Cycle Counter for the Bell 204/205/210/UH-1 helicopters
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1191 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, AKV Inc., has received FAA approval for the T53 N1/N2 Engine Cycle Counter. Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.



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ROTOR F/X Named Exclusive Mosquito Helicopter Dealer for Southwest USA
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1881 reads)Industry Press Releases

Anaheim, CA Feb 24, 2009 - Innovator Technologies of Calgary, Alberta has announced today at the HAI Heli-Expo 2009 the appointment of ROTOR F/X LLC of Van Nuys, CA as its exclusive dealer for the Mosquito helicopter for the southwest USA.



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AgustaWestland and CAE partner to provide AW139 helicopter training in the United States
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1337 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, CA  - Today at the Heli-Expo show, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and CAE announced that AgustaWestland AW139 initial helicopter type rating and recurrent training is now available in Morristown, New Jersey, USA.



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News from Aeronautical Accessories Inc.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1385 reads)Industry Press Releases

Aeronautical Accessories Inc., an affiliate company of Bell Helicopter, and a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce the certification of the 206L series Reduced Weight Skid Tube. Aeronautical Accessories Inc., is also pleased to announce that they have achieved dual AS9100 / ISO 9001:2000 Certification.



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News from American Eurocopter
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1678 reads)Industry Press Releases

At a luncheon in Room 303 A-B in the Anaheim Convention Center, American Eurocopter held their annual Law Enforcement luncheon where they recognized seven first-responder agencies for their excellence in flying Eurocopter aircraft. American Eurocopter will introduce a new state-of-the-art call service center at the company’s Grand Prairie, Texas, headquarters, providing the centerpiece for its long-term commitment to enhanced customer services. Appareo Systems and Eurocopter have unveiled the jointly developed ALERTS Vision 1000 - the most recent extension of Appareo’s award-winning ALERTS product line. American Eurocopter is more than doubling its helicopter engineering capabilities in response to the company’s growing U.S. government and commercial rotorcraft business, and to meet the increasing demand for full-service engineering solutions from across its customer base. At an event on the Eurocopter booth at Heli-Expo 2009, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) joined American Eurocopter, the nation’s leading provider of law enforcement helicopters, in preparation for the delivery of another AS350B2.



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News from Pratt & Whitney Canada
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1476 reads)Industry Press Releases

HELI-EXPO – ANAHEIM, CA 2009 – Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a Fleet Management Program agreement with Air Methods Corporation of Englewood, Colo., to provide engine support for Air Method’s growing fleet of helicopters used for emergency air medical transportation services. Pratt & Whitney Canada signed a five-year contract with Canadian heli-skiing leader Alpine Helicopters of Kelowna, British Columbia, for the repair and overhaul of 20 PT6T-3B Twin-Pac(R) engines, plus spares, installed on Alpine's fleet of Bell 212 helicopters. Pratt & Whitney Canada Customer Service Centre Europe GmbH, a joint venture between Pratt & Whitney Canada and MTU Aero Engines, signed a 16-year Fleet Management Program agreement with Germany's renowned Automobile Club ADAC to provide comprehensive maintenance support for PW206B2 engines installed on their fleet of 19 Eurocopter EC135P2 helicopters.



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News from Sikorsky
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1670 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. celebrated the 60th anniversary of PHI, a longtime Sikorsky customer flying S-92(R) and S-76(R) helicopters, with a recognition ceremony at Heli-Expo. Sikorsky Aerospace Services at Heli-Expo announced the signing of an exclusive distribution agreement with NAASCO Northeast Corp. for an improvement to the S-76® Helicopter Starter-Generators. Sikorsky Aerospace Services, at Heli-Expo, has announced the signing of an agreement with VIH Aviation Group (VIHAG) to authorize VIHAG's ability to repair and overhaul S-92® helicopter gearboxes. Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced the sale of a civil S-76C++ helicopter to Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation Company. Physical Optics Corporation (POC - Torrance, CA)  is pleased to announce that Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has chosen Physical Optics FAERITO® Digital Video Recorder product line to support its S-76C+™ and S-76C++™ customers with video flight recording, or DVRS (Digital Video Recorder System) capability. Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the newly re-branded commercial programs group, celebrated today at Heli-Expo the first deposit agreements on its newest product, the S-434 helicopter. In an event at Heli-Expo today, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recognized Helijet International Inc. for achieving an accident-free 140,000 fleet hour milestone with its S-76A helicopters.



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Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1130 reads)Industry Press Releases

The Kaman Corporation board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 14 cents per common share. The dividend will be paid on April 6, 2009 to shareholders of record on March 23, 2009.



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GLOBAL NEW AIRCRAFT PURCHASE EXPECTATIONS DROP 21% COMPARED TO 2008 SURVEY
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1527 reads)Industry Press Releases

Honeywell announced today that its eleventh Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchase Outlook projects flat to slightly higher deliveries of new civil use helicopters during the five-year period 2009 – 2013 compared to the 2004 - 2008 period.



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News from Honeywell
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1989 reads)Industry Press Releases

Honeywell announced today that its Sentinel™ helicopter avionics system, used widely by U.K. and European helicopter emergency medical service (HEMS) operators, is now available to pilots in the United States. The LTS101 model turboshaft engine for the Eurocopter BK117 helicopter has been improved and will deliver 15 percent more power for takeoff and 18 percent more power for hot day operations. Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System (TCAS) has been selected for the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters fleet, making the tour operator the first at the scenic park to use a TCAS safety system. Honeywell today introduced its Zing portfolio of diagnostic and prognostic maintenance monitoring systems for civil helicopters. The LTS101-700D-2 engine has been selected by Changhe Aircraft Industries of Jingdezhen, China, to power the Z-11 helicopter. Honeywell announced today that its latest helicopter Enhanced Ground Proximity Warning Systems (EGPWS), which are Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS), are fully compliant with the performance requirements of the FAA’s recently released Technical Standard Order TSO-C194. The HTS900 turboshaft engine has received FAA Type Certification.  The engine was certified to the FAA’s FAR Part 33 Amendment 20.



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BALDWIN AVIATION SMSplus™ AND CAPACG FDMplus™ PROVIDE POWERFUL NEW SAFETY MANAGEMENT AND FLIGHT DATA MONITORING PACKAGE
Tuesday, February 24, 2009 (1295 reads)Industry Press Releases

Hilton Head Island, SC—Baldwin Aviation, which developed SMSplus™, a web-based safety management and monitoring program for fixed wing and helicopter flight organizations, and CAP Aviation Consulting Group (CAPACG), providers of Flight Data Monitoring (FDM), have combined their expertise to offer the “Power of Plus,” a complete Safety Management and Flight Data Monitoring package.



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SIKORSKY LOOKS AHEAD TO ENVELOPE EXPANSIONS AFTER UNPRECEDENTED PERIOD OF FIRST FLIGHTS
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1415 reads)Industry Press Releases

Fresh off the inaugural flight of the S-76D helicopter on Feb. 7, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today celebrated its success in achieving first flights on eight distinct helicopter programs over the course of 16 months seven of the first flights within a seven-month period and focused on moving its innovative programs forward in 2009.



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S-92 Helicopter Program Update
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1481 reads)Industry Press Releases

Tom Rychlik, Program Manager, will provide an update on the S-92 helicopter program including upcoming product improvements.



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S-76D Helicopter Program Update
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1329 reads)Industry Press Releases

Jason Durno, Program Manager, will provide an update on the S-76D helicopter program including latest milestones of its first flight and new rotor blades. 
 



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S-76C++ Helicopter Program Update
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1308 reads)Industry Press Releases

 Eric Hansen, Program Manager, will provide an update on the S-76C++ helicopter program including the production shift to Sikorsky Global Helicopters in Coatesville, Pennsylvania and the transition to the S-76D™ helicopter through 2010. 
 



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Sikorsky Sells Civil S-76C++(TM) Helicopter to Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1277 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 23 - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the sale of a civil S-76C++(TM) helicopter to Shanghai Kingwing General Aviation Company. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).



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Heli-Lynx Becomes an Official Sales Center for Honeywell 700D-2 Engine
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1723 reads)Industry Press Releases
Today, at Heli-Expo 2009, Heli-Lynx Helicopters and Honeywell International announced that the two companies would extend their existing agreement on the Honeywell LTS101-600A3-A engine to also encompass the LTS101-700D-2.


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Sagem Avionics, Inc. Strengthens Law Enforcement Presence with Recent Orders
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1293 reads)Industry Press Releases

Anaheim, CA -   February 23, 2009

 

Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) has received several orders during the last six   months from Law Enforcement and Public Service Organizations, including renewals from existing customers and orders from new customers

 



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News from Sikorsky
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1301 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the newly re-branded commercial programs group of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and Aircom SP Z.O.O at Heli-Expo today conducted a ceremonial signing for the first fully certified, commercial S-434 helicopter. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. ( NYSE:UTX ). Sikorsky Aerospace Services and the Mubadala Development Company today announced the signing of a Heads of Agreement (HOA) to form a joint venture that will establish an aviation military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Center serving the United Emirates Armed Forces and other military aircraft throughout the Middle East and North Africa.



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CONKLIN & DE DECKER OFFERS EXTENSIVE COURSE LINE-UP AT 2009 HELI-EXPO
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1155 reads)Industry Press Releases
Orleans, MA - January 2009 – Conklin & de Decker recently announced they will offer five courses in affiliation with the upcoming Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo to be held in Anaheim, California, on February 22-24, 2009.

 



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CONKLIN & DE DECKER OFFER SPECIAL HELI-EXPOSHOW DISCOUNT AND CHANCE TO WIN A GPS
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1393 reads)Industry Press Releases
Heli-Expo, Anaheim, CA – February, 2009 – Conklin & de Decker is pleased to announce that all Heli-Expo 2009 attendees can receive a 20% discount when ordering their most popular informative products during the three day show.


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Exclusive new safety feature allows display of attitude on Sandel’s SN3500 and SN4500 Primary Navigation Displays
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1211 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vista, CA (February 22, 2009)— Sandel Avionics has received FAA approval for its SN3500 and SN4500 Primary Navigation Displays with Reversionary Attitude Mode. This new safety feature enables the display of integrated attitude and navigation information on the SN3500/SN4500 in event of failure of the primary attitude indicator.



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SRT Helicopters Wins Advanced SAR Training Contract
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1270 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 22, 2009 – SRT Helicopters, the world’s leading provider of high risk operational services and training for rotorcraft users and aviation organizations, announced today at the Helicopter Association International HeliExpo ’09 here that the company has won a contract to provide advanced aerial search and rescue (SAR) training to the Chinese Ministry of Transport’s Rescue & Salvage Bureau.



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Heli-Lynx Helicopters introduces the 355FX with glass cockpit at HeliExpo 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1255 reads)Industry Press Releases

Anaheim, CA - Heli-Lynx Helicopters (Static Display # 5 and 6), Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector--HeliExpo Booth #2922) and Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group--Booth #2347) team up to present the 355FX “Glass Cockpit” upgrade (Federal Aviation Administration approval pending) for HeliExpo 2009. 
 



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Vector Aerospace Corporation signed Coast to Coast Helicopters for three-year maintenance agreement for its diverse fleet of aircraft
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1227 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Corporation, the world’s largest independent provider of aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul services has signed Coast to Coast Helicopters, Incorporated (Coast to Coast), a growing Canadian rotary and fixed-wing aircraft operator, to a three-year maintenance agreement for its diverse fleet of aircraft.



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Agreement between Hillsboro Aviation and Omni Air Group at HELI-EXPO
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1265 reads)Industry Press Releases

After investigating the various Safety Management Systems (SMS) available in the marketplace, Hillsboro Aviation selected the Omni Air Group SMS program for its adaptability and overall value.   



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GKN Aerospace engineers produce prototype A350 XWB composite wing spars -
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1203 reads)Industry Press Releases

GKN Aerospace engineers produce prototype A350 XWB composite wing spars -
continuing the Company's pioneering work in all-composite spars for large aircraft.



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Sikorsky S-61 Sagem Glass Cockpit Retrofit Approved for VFR Flight
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1365 reads)Industry Press Releases

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to Carson Helicopter Services (HeliExpo 2009 Static #25) for installation of a five display configuration of Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) in the modernized Sikorsky S-61 helicopter. The glass panel solution was integrated in Langley, B.C., Canada, by Vector Aerospace (Booth #2922).
 



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Becker Avionics announces Introduction of new Audio Control Unit ACU6101
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, CA, February 23, 2009 – Becker Avionics announces the introduction of its newest Audio Control Unit (ACU) 6101. Based on the standard ACU6100, the ACU6101 Audio Control Unit is the latest addition to the state-of-the-art Digital Audio Selector and Intercom System DVCS6100.



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Becker Avionics announces the new Personal Locator Beacon MR510
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1408 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, CA, February 22, 2009 – Becker Avionics announces the introduction of its latest advanced Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) MR510, compatible with the new 406 MHz frequencies and Cospas-Sarsat regulations.

 



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STC AWARDED TO UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS AND PARTNER AHLERS AEROSPACE FOR THE EC130 NIGHT VISION LIGHTING
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1193 reads)Industry Press Releases

STC AWARDED TO UNITED ROTORCRAFT SOLUTIONS AND PARTNER AHLERS AEROSPACE FOR THE EC130 NIGHT VISION LIGHTING



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SIKORSKY GLOBAL HELICOPTERS SIGNING CEREMONY
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1098 reads)Industry Press Releases

ikorsky Global Helicopters, the newly re-branded commercial programs group of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Aircom SP Z.O.O will host a ceremony in recognition of the signing for the first fully certified, commercial S-434 helicopter.   
 



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PHI RECOGNITION CEREMONY
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1148 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. will honor longtime customer PHI with a recognition ceremony celebrating the 60 th anniversary of the deepwater helicopter operations pioneer. Sikorsky Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Carey Bond will make a special presentation to PHI CEO Al Gonsoulin.



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X2 TECHNOLOGY AND FIRST FLIGHT SUCCESSES AT SIKORSKY
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1171 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft has had an impressive run of first flight successes over the past 16 months including the X2 Technology Demonstrator, and most recently the S-76D™ helicopter. Kevin Bredenbeck, Chief Test Pilot for the X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator program, will provide an update on the X2 program and an overview of the series of achievements.



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Fold-A-Tank Products Now Available Through Simplex
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1262 reads)Industry Press Releases

Portland, OR;Monday, February 23, 2009…Simplex Manufacturing (Simplex) is pleased to announce they are now a designated dealer of Fol-Da-Tank collapsible liquid containment systems and other Fol-Da-Tank products. Simplex customers are now be able to order Fol-Da-Tank products efficiently through their Simplex representatives or buy direct from the Simplex company headquarters in Portland, Oregon as a part of their mission equipment support.



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Kaman Delivers Upgraded Egyptian SH-2G(E) Seasprite Helicopter
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1174 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, CA, Feb. 22, 2009   — The Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace recently delivered the first upgraded Egyptian Air Force (EAF) SH-2G(E) with the second aircraft accepted by the EAF on February 18, 2009. A joint NAVAIR and EAF team successfully completed acceptance trials of the modernized aircraft at Kaman’s Bloomfield facilities in December 2008.
 



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Kaman Completes ITAS Testing; Seasprite Helicopter Program Advances
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1455 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, CA, Feb. 22, 2009 – The Helicopters Division of Kaman Aerospace has successfully completed all testing of its Integrated Tactical Avionics System (ITAS) software and taken title to eleven SH-2G Seasprite helicopters built for the Australian Navy.



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Sandel and FreeFlight Systems Collaborate on New HTAWS Systems
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1177 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sandel and FreeFlight Systems Collaborate on New HTAWS Systems, Integrated with High Performance Radar Altimeters, Pilot Safety and Operational Success are at the Forefront of the Design



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Villeneuve Hélicoptères Ltée purchases two new AS350 B2s and partners for three EC175s
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1219 reads)Industry Press Releases

Quebec-based Villeneuve Hélicoptères Ltée exercised its options to purchase two (2) additional AS350 B2s and has partnered with Eurocopter for three (3) EC175 new generation aircrafts



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Metro Aviation Press Event, Monday February 23 at 10:30am on Booth #2105 (Hall C), Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, CA.
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1164 reads)Industry Press Releases

You are invited to attend the Metro Aviation Press Event on Monday February 23 at 10:30am on Booth #2105 (Hall C) during the Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, CA. 

 



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REB Technologies (REBTECH) Receives EC145 Night Vision Certification STC for Texas DPS
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1181 reads)Industry Press Releases

22 February, 2009 - Bedford, Texas -- Named as the preferred provider for Texas Department of Public Safety, REB TECH has recently completed night vision conversions for the state’s new EC145 and five AS350B2’s. The EC145 supplemental type certification (STC) was approved by the FAA recently and the aircraft has been placed in service for the state of Texas. Working in conjunction with the completion vendor, Metro Aviation, the company provided the night vision capable equipment and technical support to complete the five new aircraft. The night vision capable aircraft include cockpit and cabin lighting systems, instrumentation, avionics, and mission related equipment for the EC145 and AS350’s.

 

 



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Metro Aviation chosen as exclusive provider for Med-Trans EC135 completions
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1160 reads)Industry Press Releases

 21 FEB- Anaheim, CA -- Med-Trans Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has chosen Metro Aviation, Inc. as the exclusive provider for all air medical configurations for their new EC135 helicopters.  The airframes will receive paint, avionics installation, wiring, air medical interior appointments, and final check flights by Metro prior to delivery.  Metro has completed four air medically configured EC135 for the company already and expects to receive another ten airframes to be completed prior to the end of 2011.  Based in Shreveport, Louisiana, Metro Aviation has finished more EC135 model type aircraft than any other completion center in the world and specializes in air medical configurations.  Metro Aviation has also provided corporate, law enforcement, offshore, utility and para-public completions for multiple model type helicopters around the world over the last 27 years.

 

 



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SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT HONORS
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1079 reads)Industry Press Releases

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT WITH RECOGNITION CEREMONY  

Sergei Sikorsky, son of Sikorsky Aircraft founder and helicopter pioneer Igor Sikorsky, will present Los Angeles Country Fire Department officials with an award recognizing the department's heroic efforts in saving lives and protecting the property of California residents.



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SIKORSKY S-300CBi DELIVERY CEREMONY
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1169 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. will celebrate the delivery of aircraft serial # 0352 to AirVenture Flight Center.   The aircraft is the first in AirVenture's new helicopter training fleet.   The S-300CBi model helicopter will be on display at the Sikorsky booth



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RECOLLECTIONS OF A PIONEER
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1077 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a leading aviation company providing innovative solutions in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters.
 



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X2 TECHNOLOGY AND FIRST FLIGHT SUCCESSES AT SIKORSKY
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1075 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a leading aviation company providing innovative solutions in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters. 



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"STATE OF SIKORSKY"
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1199 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation is a leading aviation company providing innovative solutions in the design, manufacture and service of military and commercial helicopters.
 



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News from Eurocopter
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1655 reads)Industry Press Releases

Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer in the civil and public services markets, emphasizes the broad spectrum of versatility of its helicopters and service offers which become increasingly important in a difficult economic climate. Eurocopter’s EC175 returns to give the industry, customers and launch partners a look at the new corporate configuration. Eurocopter is extending its offer of full flight simulators, flight training devices and other training aids to cover all of its key markets around the globe.



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StandardAero Highlights First Year under DAE Ownership at HAI 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1189 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, Calif.  Feb. 22, 2009  Moving past a year since the sale of Standard Aero, Landmark Aviation, Associated Air Center and TSS Aviation to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE), the new StandardAero has rapidly transformed itself into one of the premier, tip-to-tail maintenance repair and overhaul (MRO) facilities in the world



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Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) and Van Horn Aviation (VHA) announce UH-1H Main Rotor Blade
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1137 reads)Industry Press Releases

Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) and Van Horn Aviation (VHA) announce UH-1H Main Rotor Blade



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SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT LAUNCHES SIKORSKY GLOBAL HELICOPTERS
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1085 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM , Calif. , Feb. 22, 2009  Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. at Heli-Expo today announced the creation of Sikorsky Global Helicopters, a rebranding of its existing commercial business units currently located in Connecticut, New York and Pennsylvania. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. ( NYSE:UTX ).



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Conklin & de Decker 2009 State Tax Guide Valuable Tool for Helicopter Operations
Monday, February 23, 2009 (1128 reads)Industry Press Releases

Heli-Expo, Anaheim, CA – February, 2009 -- Conklin & de Decker released the new 2009 State Tax Guide for General Aviation this month. This new guide covers the latest taxes and fees imposed on helicopter operations in all fifty United States and contains sales and use taxes applicable to helicopter sales, ownership, leases, parts, and labor.

Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for all types of aircraft operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others.
 

 


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News from Sikorsky
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, CA (February 22, 2009) - In an event at Heli-Expo today, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. recognized the Los Angeles County Fire Department for its heroic efforts during the 2008 Southern California wildfires and Metrolink train crash while using the Sikorsky FIREHAWK® helicopter. Also, Sikorsky Global Helicopters, the newly re-branded commercial programs group of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., and AirVenture Flight Center today at Heli Expo conducted a ceremonial delivery of Serial #0352, a S-300CBi model helicopter.



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Night Flight Concepts, Inc. sees dramatic increase in demand
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1269 reads)Industry Press Releases

Anaheim, CA (22 February 2009) - Night Flight Concepts (NFC) reports a significant increase in business for both equipment and training in the wake of increasing regulatory scrutiny of the helicopter industry, specifically, the helicopter air medical sector.



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Helicopter Technology Company (HTC) Increases Life on Main Rotor Blade
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1292 reads)Industry Press Releases

HTC adds 500 hours to the life of the 500C Model Main Rotor Blade P/N's 500P2100 -303 and -305.  This increase takes the operational life from 2,440 hours to 2,940 hours.



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SRT Helicopters Wins Advanced SAR Training Contract from China’s Ministry of Transport
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1490 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANAHEIM, Calif., Feb. 22, 2009 – SRT Helicopters, the world’s leading provider of high risk operational services and training for rotorcraft users and aviation organizations, announced today at the Helicopter Association International HeliExpo ’09 here that the company has won a contract to provide advanced aerial search and rescue (SAR) training to the Chinese Ministry of Transport’s Rescue & Salvage Bureau.



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REB Technologies (REBTECH) announces financing solutions
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1175 reads)Industry Press Releases

REB Technologies (REBTECH) has announced the introduction of financing solutions for all products, equipment, modifications and services offered by the company.  The program is open to all government agencies including federal, state, municipal and any other qualified entity with tax exempt status.



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Harbor Products announces Heli-Expo debut of RESCUE TAPE®and F4 TAPE, emergency & all purpose self-fusing silicone tapes for the Aviation Industry
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1139 reads)Industry Press Releases

Harbor Products will debut their hot-selling self-fusing silicone Rescue Tape® and F-4 Tape at the upcoming Heli-Expo 2009 in Booth #3237.



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Kaman Helicopters Introduces Advanced Rotor Blade Protection to Commercial Operators at Heli-Expo 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1239 reads)Industry Press Releases

An innovative coating system that is extending the life of U.S. Army BLACK HAWK helicopter main rotor blades may soon be available for commercial helicopters.



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News from Simplex
Sunday, February 22, 2009 (1322 reads)Industry Press Releases

Simplex Manufacturing Company (Simplex) and manufacturer Absolute Fire Solutions (AFS) of Canada will debut a full and innovative FAST Bucket accessory line at Heli-Expo this weekend. The two partners introduced the FAST Bucket to helicopter operators at Heli-Expo 2007, where Simplex became its worldwide distribution partner. Also, Simplex Manufacturing is pleased to report record breaking sales during 2008; the best year in its 63 year history. Long known as a market leader in high quality, durable mission equipment for rotorcraft, the company delivered more value in helicopter systems this past year than ever before. BLR Aerospace (Exhibit 2970) has selected Simplex Manufacturing (Exhibit 3421) to market and sell BLR’s performance-enhancing helicopter products in parts of Southeast Asia and the Middle East.



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News from BBA Aviation
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (2249 reads)Industry Press Releases

BBA Aviation’s Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company H+S Aviation has received authorization for repair and overhaul of the Hamilton Sundstrand T40-1 auxiliary power unit used on Sikorsky Blackhawk and Seahawk helicopters. BBA Aviation’s ERO company is introducing Quick-Turn 1750 HMI kits for Series II Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines. BBA Aviation’s ERO company is adding Rolls-Royce Model 250 services at its Dallas Love Field Regional Turbine Center (RTC). BBA Aviation's ERO company International Turbine Service (ITS) is offering operators of Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines a cost saving alternative when complying with CEB–1365 and TP CEB–1345.



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News from Northwest Helicopters
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1900 reads)Industry Press Releases

Northwest Helicopters unveiled its newly developed Carbon Fiber Main Rotor Blade for the UH-1H and Bell model 205 and 212 helicopters today at Heli-Expo 2009. Mr. Phil Connolly of MSS Holdings (Preston, Lancashire UK) will be accepting delivery of a Bell AH-1 Cobra helicopter from Northwest Helicopters. Northwest Helicopters has dedicated a restored Bell UH-1H to honor the members of the United States military who have been killed or wounded in action while serving in the Armed Forces of the United States.



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News from AERO DYNAMIX INC.
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1314 reads)Industry Press Releases

AERO DYNAMIX INC. (ADI) is pleased to announce that ROTORCRAFT SUPPORT, INC. (RSI) has been appointed as a Certified ADI Installation Center. This endorsement by ADI is a first for ADI and as such elevates its importance. Also, Shadin Avionics, a leader in real-time fuel flow management is partnering with Aero Dynamix to provide NVG-compatible fuel flow indicators.



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News from BLR
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1258 reads)Industry Press Releases

The U.S. State Department has installed BLR Aerospace FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability systems on 10 Bell HUEY-II helicopters operating in Afghanistan. Also, BLR Aerospace (Exhibit 2970) has selected Simplex Manufacturing (Exhibit 3421) to market and sell BLR’s performance-enhancing helicopter products in parts of Southeast Asia and the Middle East. 
 



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Sandel Avionics announces new ST3400H Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1254 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sandel Avionics, a leading provider of TAWS for the air-transport market, has announced the new ST3400H Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning System (HTAWS).



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RotorWay International and Forward. Vision. Announce Equipment Addition
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1270 reads)Industry Press Releases

Forward Vision Systems, Inc. and RotorWay International are pleased to announce that RotorWay will make the Forward. Vision.® EVS-100, powered by Max-Viz, available on their line of helicopters.



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When You Wish Upon a Star - Paramilitary Heli-Lynx 355FX Passes 5,000 Flight Hours
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1375 reads)Industry Press Releases

Heli-Lynx Helicopters recently reported that one of its 355FX2Rs, operated by the Special Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago (SAUTT), had just passed an unheard of 5,000 hours of flight time with no reported electrical failures.



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News from Simplex
Saturday, February 21, 2009 (1144 reads)Industry Press Releases

Simplex Manufacturing is pleased to announce the appointment of two new members to its team of worldwide representatives: GA Link Aviation Technology of Changshe, China, and Red Kamba Sdn. of Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. Also, Simplex Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce a purchase of their innovative Fire Attack system for the KA-32 helicopter by Kumertau Aircraft Production (KumAPE) of Bashkortostan, Russia.



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Comprehensive Guide to Aircraft Inserts and Studs Offered by SPS
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1310 reads)Industry Press Releases

A 4-page, full-color guide to SPS inserts and studs has been released by the Aerospace Fastener Group of SPS Technologies.



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News from Vector Aerospace
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1947 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector--HeliExpo Booth #2922) announces FAA approval for a Vector-developed Supplemental Type Certificate for a five panel configuration of a Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) Integrated Cockpit Display System for installation in numerous aircraft types.



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Eurocopter Committed to Meet the Military Requirements of the Middle East Region
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1221 reads)Industry Press Releases

With a wide range of helicopters, Eurocopter is supporting the region's air forces for missions including combat, transport, Search and Rescue (SAR), counter-terrorism, special missions and training.



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Precise Flight, Leading Edge and L-3 Team Up to Provide Pulsing HID/Infrared Camera Combination for Bell 206 and 407
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1332 reads)Industry Press Releases

BEND, OR (February 18, 2009) – Precise Flight, Inc. in collaboration with L-3 Communications Avionics Systems and Leading Edge Aviation has introduced a modification incorporating high intensity lights and infrared imaging for Bell 206 and 407 helicopters.



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AMSTAT Upgrades Leading Helicopter Market Research Service – Adds Helicopter Models
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1283 reads)Industry Press Releases

Tinton Falls, NJ (February 20, 2009) -  AMSTAT, the leading provider of turbine helicopter fleet, operator, and market information, has released the latest version of the AMSTAT Helicopter Service.



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GKN Aerospace brings latest transparent armour developments to IDEX, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1179 reads)Industry Press Releases

Among the products on display at IDEX, 2009 this month, GKN Aerospace is exhibiting developments in transparent armour which provide critical protection from side blast impact whilst retaining all conventional ballistic protection levels.



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News from L-3
Friday, February 20, 2009 (1292 reads)Industry Press Releases

Heli-Expo, ANAHEIM, CA (February 22, 2009) – L-3 Avionics Systems announced today that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Precise Flight Inc. a Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the IRIS™ Infrared Imaging System on the Bell 206 and 407 helicopters. Also, L-3 Avionics Systems announced today a multi-year Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with the US Army’s Redstone Arsenal to supply the GH-3001 Electronic Standby Instrument System (ESIS) to support the sustainment requirements for the Army’s CH-47F Improved Cargo Helicopter fleet.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (3419 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector), the worlds largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services will once again be exhibiting at Heli-Expo (Booth # 2922).



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DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada approval of DART’s Interior Trim Panels for the Bell 206A/B, 206L and Bell 407 helicopters
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1185 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada’s approval of the Interior Trim Panels for the 206A/B, 206L and 407 series of helicopters. FAA and EASA approvals are still pending.



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Bell Helicopter Activities at Heli-Expo
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1353 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, will feature the world’s newest commercial helicopter, the 429, at the Heli-Expo trade show in Anaheim, California from February 22 -24, 2009.



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Air Comm EC-145 Air Conditioner Selected for LUH; Deliveries Under Way
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1312 reads)Industry Press Releases

Air Comm Corporation (Heli-Expo Exhibit 3748) has been selected by American Eurocopter to provide vapor cycle air conditioning systems for the U.S. Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) program, led by EADS North America. Deliveries of the units are under way.



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SkyTrac Systems to launch ISAT-200 at Heli-Expo 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1557 reads)Industry Press Releases

SkyTrac Systems would like to announce the launch the ISAT-200, its next generation full featured SatCom transceiver, at Heli Expo 2009 in Anaheim California.



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Sagem Glass Featured on 13 Aircrafts at HeliExpo 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1258 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sagem Avionics, Inc. (SAFRAN Group) is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, California February 22nd - 24th, 2009. The show is a great opportunity for helicopter operators interested in discovering or getting more information about the company’s products.



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Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation Chooses Physical Optics Corporation for Digital Video Recorder (TSO-C176) System on S-76C+ and C++
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1396 reads)Industry Press Releases

Physical Optics Corporation (POC - Torrance, CA) is pleased to announce that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. (Stratford, Conn.) has chosen Physical Optics FAERITO® Digital Video Recorder product line to support its S-76C+ and S-76C++ customers with video flight recording (DVRS) capability.



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High Performance, High-Value Aircraft Tracking just got better by .2
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1039 reads)Industry Press Releases

 

The New Enhanced IRIDIUM Skytrax 3i.2
at HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim California



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PREPARATIONS UNDERWAY FOR SUN ’N FUN 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1175 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sun ’n Fun staff and volunteers are ramping up preparations for the 35th annual fly-in, which will be held at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL, April 21 -26.



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Aero Dynamix, Inc. Earns Another Helicopter Multi Ship STC for NVG Lighting Modifications
Thursday, February 19, 2009 (1207 reads)Industry Press Releases

Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) is pleased to announce the addition Supplemental Type Certificates (STC) for the Sikorsky S-76C and the Agusta A119 helicopter models to their extensive capabilities list.



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Seeing Is Believing - Heli-Lynx Promises to Show Operators at Heli-Expo How to be More Productive
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1245 reads)Industry Press Releases

Heli-Lynx Helicopters announced today it would be launching its new Seeing is Believing™ marketing campaign & promise at Heli-Expo 2009, and showing prospective customers several ways to increase their productivity and efficiency.
 



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Aviatrix, Inc. Partners with the World’s Largest Manufacture of Aircraft Fuel Tanks
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1708 reads)Industry Press Releases

Aviatrix, Inc. of Sherwood, OR recently joined forces with Engineered Fabrics Corporation (EFC) of Rockmart, GA.



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Merlin Simulation receives Advanced Aviation Training Device approval for its New Generation, Re-Configurable Pro Series Helicopter FTD
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1269 reads)Industry Press Releases

Merlin Simulation, Inc. is pleased to announce the approval of its truly affordable, new generation Pro-Series Schweizer 300C AATD. The FTD is scheduled to be officially introduced at Heli-Expo February 22nd in Anaheim, California.



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Eurocopter opens a second Customer Service Centre (CSC) in Hong Kong
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1190 reads)Industry Press Releases

Following the creation of the European Customer Service Centre (CSC) in October 2007, Eurocopter is opening a second centre in Hong Kong (CSC Asia-Pacific) to better serve customers in the Asia Pacific region.



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Borescopes-R-Us to exhibit at 2009 HELI-EXPO in Anaheim, California
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (2376 reads)Industry Press Releases

Borescopes-R-Us, located in Clarksville, Tennessee is pleased to announce they will once again be exhibiting at the annual Heli-Expo. Borescopes-R-Us will be unveiling a new cost-conscious portable videoscope.



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Flight Approval for Simplex Power line Washing System in Thailand
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1235 reads)Industry Press Releases

Portland, OR (February 18, 2009) – Simplex Manufacturing is pleased to announce another delivery, installation, and airworthiness approval of one of its Helicopter Power line Insulator Washing Systems this time to the Electricity Generating Authority Thailand, or EGAT.



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News from Avfuel
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1201 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sebring Flight Center, the most recent addition to the Avfuel network of branded FBOs and contract fuel agents, is now under the management of ABS Aviation Management Services. Also, Avfuel Corporation and Havasu Air Center have announced that the premier fixed-base operation has joined the Avfuel-branded dealer network. 
 



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Aero Dynamix Inc. Celebrates 15 Years in the Night Vision Industry
Wednesday, February 18, 2009 (1124 reads)Industry Press Releases

Over the past 15 years, Aero Dynamix (ADI) has become the industry leader in high quality NVG (Night Vision Goggle) helicopter modifications.



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AFS to Display New AW139, Bell 430 Barrier Filters at 2009 Heli-Expo
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1240 reads)Industry Press Releases

St. Louis, MO (February 17, 2009) – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) will display its new Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems for the AgustaWestland AW139 and Bell 430 helicopters at the upcoming Heli-Expo in Anaheim, Calif. February 22 -24, 2009.



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Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey dances into the Evergreen IMAX®
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1275 reads)Industry Press Releases

Beginning Friday, February 20, Museum visitors can explore rhythm, dance and songs from around the world at the Evergreen IMAX® Theater.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical’s AS350 Air Conditioning Kit
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1116 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries, Inc. has added the AS350 Air Conditioning Kit to their expanding product line. Transport Canada and EASA approvals are pending.



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Eastern Aero Marine Launches Innovative Life Vest: The Titan
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1545 reads)Industry Press Releases

Eastern Aero Marine (“EAM”), a Miami-based manufacturer of high-quality life vests and rafts in the aviation and marine industries, is proud to announce the launch of its newest advancement in helicopter crew safety: the Titan vest.



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BELFORT DEMONSTRATING DYNAMIC WIND MODELING FOR HELIPORT APPROACHES AT HELI-EXPO BOOTH 3517
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1175 reads)Industry Press Releases

Baltimore, MD (February 17, 2009) - Using the latest computerized fluid dynamic modeling techniques, Belfort Instruments can determine the safest approaches to landing at helipads located near tall buildings or other obstacles.



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Tech-Tool Plastics Certifies New Windows for Eurocopter Aircraft
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1142 reads)Industry Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX (February 17, 2009) – Helicopter window manufacturer Tech-Tool Plastics has significantly expanded its Eurocopter product line, recently earning STCs on new windows for EC120/130 helicopters.



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Crownair Companies to showcase R44 Integrated Glass Cockpit at Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim, California
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1932 reads)Industry Press Releases

Crownair Companies, the leader in aircraft maintenance and avionics in the U.S. Southwest, will display their Robinson R44 helicopter with an upgraded Sagem Avionics Integrated Cockpit Display System at the Heli-Expo 2009, Static Display # 40, February 22 through 24 in Anaheim, California.
 



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Kaman Expands K-MAX Firefighting Capability with New Water Cannon
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1396 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kaman Helicopters (HELI-EXPO 2009 Exhibit 1719) is again expanding the firefighting capabilities of K-MAX helicopters.



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PEGASUS HELICOPTER GROUP PLC Signs Letter of Intent for Exclusive Distribution Rights of its PHJ200PJ Helicopter in Taiwan
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1357 reads)Industry Press Releases

Pegasus is pleased to announce that is has signed a letter of intent with Walt Guard Technology Co., Ltd. ("Walt Guard Technology") for the exclusive distribution of its products – including the PH200PJ Helicopter – in Taiwan.



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Expansion of Helitech Support Services Hydraulic Shop Complete!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1191 reads)Industry Press Releases

Helitech is pleased to announce the expansion of our Hydraulic overhaul shop at our Canadian facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia.



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SkyTrac Systems to Exhibit at Heli Expo 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (2848 reads)Industry Press Releases

SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at Heli Expo 2009 in Anaheim California from February 22-24 at the Anaheim Convention Center.



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Freedom Aero Service Inc. Receives FAA Certification
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1090 reads)Industry Press Releases

Lincoln, CA (February 2009) – Freedom Aero Service Inc. is pleased to announce it has been established as an FAA approved Repair Station. Approval came as the FAA issued Freedom Aero Service its Air Agency Certificate.



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TEAMSTERS UNION LOCAL 1150 RATIFIES NEW 5-YEAR CONTRACT WITH SIKORSKY
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (999 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has announced that Local 1150 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, representing 5,100 hourly employees at the company's Stratford, Bridgeport and Shelton, Conn., and West Palm Beach, Fla., facilities, has ratified a new, five-year labor contract.
 



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FLIGHTCELL CHOSEN TO PROVIDE SATCOMS AND TRACKING FOR TEXAS DEPARMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY HELICOPTERS
Tuesday, February 17, 2009 (1102 reads)Industry Press Releases

Flightcell DZM satellite communication and tracking systems have been chosen by the Texas Department of Public Safety for their new Eurocopter helicopters.



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INDUSTRY LEADER SETS NEW STANDARD WITH INTRODUCTION OF OFFSHORE AIR MEDICAL HELICOPTER
Monday, February 16, 2009 (1464 reads)Industry Press Releases

PHI Inc. is unveiling the first dedicated 24-hour offshore air medical helicopter. The new air medical Sikorsky S-76 C++ is specifically designed to serve the oil and gas industry.



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AMSTAT Exhibiting at Heli Expo 2009, Booth #2715
Monday, February 16, 2009 (1040 reads)Industry Press Releases

AMSTAT Exhibiting at Heli Expo 2009, Booth #2715
 



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CAE awarded C$ 329.5 million contract by Government of Canada for C-130J aircrew training
Friday, February 13, 2009 (1277 reads)Industry Press Releases

Montreal, Canada (February 13, 2009) – CAE today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded CAE a contract valued at approximately C$ 329.5 million for a comprehensive C-130J aircrew training equipment and services solution.



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News from BLR Aerospace
Friday, February 13, 2009 (1338 reads)Industry Press Releases

Wildcat Helicopters Inc. will become the first fleet customer to install and operate the BLR Aerospace FastFin™ System for Bell 212 helicopters. Also, one-hundred venerable UH-1 & Huey II helicopters continue to fly important and productive missions around the world—with help from the BLR Aerospace FastFin™ tail rotor enhancement and stability system.



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Kaman Helicopters Introduces Advanced Rotor Blade Protection To Commercial Operators at Heli-Expo 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009 (1399 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (February 16, 2009) — An innovative coating system that is extending the life of U.S. Army BLACK HAWK helicopter main rotor blades may soon be available for commercial helicopters.



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American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association Annual Meeting
Friday, February 13, 2009 (1094 reads)Industry Press Releases

The American Helicopter Services & Aerial Firefighting Association will hold its annual meeting on February 20, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Anaheim Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California.



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SPIDERTRACKS TO EXHIBIT AT HELI-EXPO
Friday, February 13, 2009 (1126 reads)Industry Press Releases

Aircraft tracking solutions provider spidertracks will have its world-leading system on show at the Heli-Expo 2009 (February 22-24, Anaheim, CA).



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News from DART Helicopter Services
Friday, February 13, 2009 (1167 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada’s approval of the DART Spacepod™. FAA and EASA approvals are currently pending. Also, in 2008, Dart added 1,000 new accessories to a rapidly growing product portfolio.



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KenJer Industries Delivers Second Phase of BoltByte Tools to Keystone Helicopter
Thursday, February 12, 2009 (1218 reads)Industry Press Releases

KenJer Industries, home of the BoltByte Tool, is proud to announce the recent delivery of the second phase of multiple customized kits to Keystone Helicopter. These customized kits are designed to be used in both the production and maintenance lines of the S76 and S92.



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AEROMARITIME AMERICA INC. TO HOLD DRAWINGS FOR COUPONS ON ROLLS-ROYCE MODEL 250 MAINTENANCE DURING HELI-EXPO 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (1163 reads)Industry Press Releases

MESA, AZ (FEBRUARY 10, 2009) - AeroMaritime America Inc. will be holding numerous drawings during HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim, February 22-24th. The drawings will include daily coupons for $5000 off on any Turbine Overhaul.



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Precision Aviation Group - Expands, and consolidates Canadian operations into New Facility
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (1265 reads)Industry Press Releases

Atlanta, GA (February 10, 2008) – In a continuing effort to provide the best products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, Precision Aviation Group (PAG) – the exclusive provider of ISMRO® (Inventory Supported Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) – officially opened its New Facility in Vancouver, British Columbia.



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CAE posts third quarter results for fiscal year 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (1083 reads)Industry Press Releases

CAE today reported financial results for the third quarter ended December 31, 2008. Net earnings were $53.3 million ($.21 per share) this quarter, compared to $39.5 million ($.16 per share) in the third quarter of last year. All financial information is in Canadian dollars.
 



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High Performance, high-value Aircraft Tracking just got better by .2
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 (1189 reads)Industry Press Releases

Ottawa, Canada - Guardian Mobility Corporation will be showcasing the new enhanced IRIDIUM Skytrax 3i.2 flight following device at HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim California.



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StarterGenerator.com Ceases to Offer Unison-APC Sponsored Exchange and Upgrade Programs
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (1302 reads)Industry Press Releases

The Woodlands, TX (February 10, 2009) - Effective immediately, StarterGenerator.com will discontinue the promotion and offering of Aircraft Parts Corp. (formerly APC-Unison) sponsored exchange and upgrade programs.



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TEXAS AVIATION SERVICES AWARDED MULTI-AIRCRAFT PROGRAM FROM ROTORCRAFT LEASING COMPANY
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (1330 reads)Industry Press Releases

Texas Aviation Services (TAS), an industry leader for 38 years in helicopter completions has expanded its capabilities to include MRO services (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul).



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Sikorsky's S-76D Helicopter Achieves First Flight
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (1403 reads)Industry Press Releases

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (February 9, 2009) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation has successfully completed the first flight of its S-76D helicopter, the latest version of the S-76 ® helicopter, maneuvering the prototype aircraft through taxi, hover, hover turns, and forward flight to 40 knots in a test flight that lasted approximately 30 minutes.



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The Airborne Law Enforcement Association hosting Reception for all ALEA Affiliate Members during Heli-Expo
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (1132 reads)Industry Press Releases

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association will be hosting a Reception for all ALEA Affiliate Members during Heli-Expo. We would like to thank you for your continued support.



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Helicopters Deployed to Aid in Ice Storm Recovery
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 (1187 reads)Industry Press Releases

Air2 has deployed an Emergency Response team to Entergy’s Arkansas grid to help restore electrical service to those affected by recent ice storms. The team included a KMAX 6,000 lb lift helicopter, a MD500 helicopter and an 8 man crew with specialized support vehicles and equipment.



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SkyTrac Systems Announces Hawker Pacific Airservices as UAE Reseller
Monday, February 09, 2009 (1191 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kelowna, BC, Canada (February 9, 2009) - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it has signed a dealership agreement with Hawker Pacific Airservices to resell SkyTrac’s flight following and SatCom solutions in the United Arab Emirates.



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Omni Air Group drawing for customized Safety Management System software during HELI-EXPO 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009 (1235 reads)Industry Press Releases

Omni Air Group will be having a drawing for a customized Safety Management System including the award winning Incident Reporter ™ desktop software during HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim, February 22-24th, a $5,900 value! Stop by booth #502 to enter.



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Bristow Secures New North Sea Contract
Monday, February 09, 2009 (1392 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bristow will provide helicopter support for CNR International (UK) Ltd, flying workers to and from the Tiffany platform, situated in the Central North Sea, 150 miles north east of Aberdeen, commencing February 10, 2009.



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DART Helicopter Services Announces FAA Approval of Apical‘s Cable Cutter Kit for the AS350C, D, D1, B, B1, B2, BA and B3
Monday, February 09, 2009 (1302 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services’ announces that their subsidiary partner Apical Industries is pleased to announce that they have added Cable Cutters Kit to their expanding product line. FAA approval has been received; Transport Canada and EASA are pending.



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Grey Owl Human Factors for Aviation Technicians and Managers Workshop
Monday, February 09, 2009 (1191 reads)Industry Press Releases

Upcoming Training:
March 23 - 24, 2009 – Morristown, NJ; Phase I Initial



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Kern County Sherriff’s Air Unit Ready for Operational SAR Missions
Monday, February 09, 2009 (1474 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bakersfield CA - Kern County Sherriff’s Office Air Support Unit, of Bakersfield California, recently took delivery of their Bell HUEY II Helicopter and assumed ‘SAR Ready’ Operational status after successfully completing helicopter hoist rescue training from Priority 1 Air Rescue based out of Mesa Arizona.



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News from USAIG
Friday, February 06, 2009 (1540 reads)Industry Press Releases

New York, NY (February 1, 2009) - Over the last twelve years, USAIG (United States Aircraft Insurance Group) has contributed over $5,185,080 to help pay the annual training costs of the Bell, American Eurocopter, M.D., and Agusta helicopter operators who participate in USAIG’s Preferred Policyholder Program. Also, USAIG presented a check to Eric Von Wenckstern, Memorial Hermann, Aviation Director, as part of the Safety Bucks program designed to encourage additional training for pilots and mechanics.



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News from AVFUEL
Friday, February 06, 2009 (1695 reads)Industry Press Releases

Cincinnati, OH (February 5, 2009) - Newly branded Avfuel FBO Air 10 Jet Center recently formed sister company Reynolds Jet Management to take over charter and jet management operations. Also, Augusta Regional Airport Aviation Services (AGS) at Bush Field is currently gearing up for the annual Masters Golf Tournament held April 6 through 12, 2009. This year, the AGS is offering an Avfuel AVTRIP promotion of bonus points to pilots refueling at the FBO between April 6 and 13th.



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Legendary Aviation Inventor Si Robin Honored For Revolutionizing Global Avionics Industry
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1304 reads)Industry Press Releases

Chatsworth, CA - Aviation inventor and engineer Seymour “Si” Robin has received a Living Legends of Aviation Award for his lifelong accomplishments as the leading designer of antennas for commercial, business and military airborne applications used on nearly every aircraft in the world.



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FRASCA INTERNATIONAL TO EXHIBIT AT HELI-EXPO
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1267 reads)Industry Press Releases

Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) will have an exhibit at the Heli-Expo show ( February 22 -24, Anaheim, CA., booth #642) Frasca provides flight simulators (FFSs) and flight training devices (FTDs) to numerous helicopter training organizations worldwide.



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SRT Helicopters Introduces New Web Site, www.SRTHelo.com
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1454 reads)Industry Press Releases

BAKERSFIELD, CA (February 5, 2008) – SRT Helicopters, the nation’s leading providers of high risk operational services and training for rotorcraft users and aviation organizations, will introduce a new, user-friendly web site in Booth 3955 at the Helicopter Association International HeliExpo 2009 in Anaheim, California, February 22-24.



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EADS North America receives U.S. Army contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1342 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (February 05, 2009) – The U.S. Army awarded EADS North America a contract for five additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) Jan. 15, 2009, bringing the total number of aircraft on contract to 128.



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SkyTrac to Exhibit at Aerial Firefighting USA Conference
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1367 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kelowna, BC, Canada (February 2, 2009) - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Aerial Firefighting USA Conference in Anaheim, California on February 19-20, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.



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Helitech Support Services releases Quarterly Newsletter!
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1356 reads)Industry Press Releases

February 2, 2009 - Helitech Support Services is pleased to announce the release of their winter newsletter to coincide with Heli-Expo 2009 in Anaheim California.



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BRISTOW GROUP REPORTS FISCAL 2009 THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS
Thursday, February 05, 2009 (1254 reads)Industry Press Releases

HOUSTON, February 4, 2009 – Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today reported financial results for the three months ended December 31, 2008, which is the Company’s fiscal 2009 third quarter.



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AgustaWestland Awarded Helicopter Tactics Programme Implementation Study Contract
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 (1298 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has recently been awarded a contract by the European Defence Agency (EDA) to conduct a six month Helicopter Tactics Programme (HTP) Implementation Study.



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Air Medical Transport Provider to engage 365 days per year in Safety and AMRM Training
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 (1298 reads)Industry Press Releases

Boardman, OH (February 3, 2009) — This month, Midwest Medflight of Ann Arbor, Michigan, will begin implementing ThinkThroughTools' 365 Safety AMRM ™ on-demand software to better focus on enhancing its overall safety and AMRM (Air Medical Resource Management).



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Rotorcraft Support, Inc will Exhibit at Heli-Expo 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009 (1315 reads)Industry Press Releases

Rotorcraft Support, Inc. (RSI) located in Van Nuys, California is pleased to announce they will once again be exhibiting at the annual Heli-Expo. This year the 61st presentation of Heli-Expo will be held in Anaheim, California and this will be the 10th consecutive year that RSI has participated as an exhibitor.



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FLIGHTSAFETY’S FIRST GULFSTREAM G450/G550 INTERCHANGEABLE SIMULATOR EQUIPPED WITH SYNTHETIC VISION-PRIMARY FLIGHT DISPLAY RECEIVES FAA LEVEL D QUALIFICATION
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 (1359 reads)Industry Press Releases

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, NY (February  3, 2009) – FlightSafety International announces that its first Gulfstream G450/550 interchangeable simulator equipped with Synthetic Vision - Primary Flight Display has been qualified to Level D by the United States Federal Aviation Administration.



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L.J. AVIATION ADDS A NEW HANGAR AND 3 FACTORY NEW AIRCRAFT
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 (1479 reads)Industry Press Releases

L.J. Aviation is pleased to announce the completion of a new state-of-the-art hangar at its Headquarter facility at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, PA and the delivery of 3 factory new aircarft.



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Bar-Coded tools boosts safety
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 (1441 reads)Industry Press Releases

February 3, 2009 - Bristow, the leading supplier of helicopter services globally, is pioneering a unique initiative to boost aviation safety by introducing bar-coding to their tool control.



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CONKLIN & DE DECKER PRESENTING AT PAMA 2009 AVIATION MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 (1225 reads)Industry Press Releases

Orleans, MA (January 2009) – Conklin & de Decker will be presenting two informative sessions at the PAMA 2009 Aviation Maintenance Management Symposium in Dallas, Texas on Friday, March 6, 2009.



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US Coast Guard selects Becker Avionics’ SAR MAN-PACK for Ground SAR Operations
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 (1273 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, FL (February 1, 2009) – COSPAS-SARSAT turns off satellite detection of the 121.5 MHz and 243 MHz emergency radio beacons today. In order to track the new 406 MHz generation of emergency radio beacons the US Coast Guard selected Becker Avionics’ SAR MAN-PACK for ground operations.



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First Pusher Prop Ground Runs Conducted Successfully
Tuesday, February 03, 2009 (1225 reads)Industry Press Releases

HORSEHEADS, NY (February 2, 2009) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. achieved a major milestone in its X2 TECHNOLOGY demonstrator program by successfully ground testing the aircraft with the pusher propeller installed and spinning for the first time.



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Glendon R. “Glen” Cornett, Director, Maintenance and FAR 145 Maintenance, retires from PHI
Monday, February 02, 2009 (1289 reads)Industry Press Releases

Glendon R. “Glen” Cornett, Director, Maintenance and FAR 145 Maintenance, retired from PHI on January 23, 2009. Glen completed over 44 years of exemplary service to his company. He worked in a number of key leadership roles within PHI over much of his career, and made many outstanding contributions to its success.



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Robinson Helicopter Company Breaks Production Record Again
Monday, February 02, 2009 (1466 reads)Industry Press Releases

Torrance, CA (January 21, 2009) - Robinson Helicopter Company continues to be the world’s leading manufacture of civilian helicopters. Robinson again breaks its own record producing 893 civil helicopters in 2008 surpassing its prior record of 823 set in 2007. 



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WeatherBug goes live at Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Monday, February 02, 2009 (1271 reads)Industry Press Releases

McMinnville, OR - Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum has formed an educational partnership with the WeatherBug Corporation, which resulted in a weather station installation on the Museum campus this week.



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Ranger Rotorcraft Group Achieves Record-High International Reach
Monday, February 02, 2009 (1210 reads)Industry Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX (January 29) - Ranger Rotorcraft Group, Inc., a market leader in helicopter technical services, reports that through December 2008, it achieved record levels of international business growth for rotorcraft customizations, completions, military retrofits, spare parts, and related technical operations on civilian and government operated helicopters.



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Indonesian NTSC Selects CAE Flightscape for Flight Recorder Lab
Friday, January 30, 2009 (1374 reads)Industry Press Releases

CAE Flightscape (Ottawa) has been selected by the National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) Indonesia to supply its Insight flight data analysis software and related components for their developing flight recorder laboratory.



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Becker Avionics’ Warning Tone Generator WTG900 selected for German Armed Forces’ CH-53GA transport helicopter avionics upgrade program
Friday, January 30, 2009 (1407 reads)Industry Press Releases

Baden-Baden, Germany (January 29, 2009) - The Becker Avionics’ Warning Tone Generator WTG900 has been selected by the German Armed Forces for the CH-53GA transport helicopter product improvement program.



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DART Helicopter Services announces Brazilian approval of the Auxiliary Side Locker Fuel Tank for the AS350 series helicopters
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (1272 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services announced that their affiliated partner, John Cameron Aviation has received Brazilian approval of their Auxiliary Side Locker Fuel Tank for AS350 series helicopters, adding to the Australian CASA and Transport Canada approvals already received.



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Sabreliner Promotes Ogle to Director, Helicopter Programs
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (1273 reads)Industry Press Releases

January 27, 2009 - Reflecting recent growth in its rotary wing business, Sabreliner Corporation has promoted Tracy L. Ogle to director, helicopter programs.



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Becker Avionics Digital Intercom System DVCS 6100 installed in 700th EC135 delivered
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (1325 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, FL (January 27, 2009) - Eurocopter Germany GmbH has delivered the 700th EC135 to Mr. Detlef Linke with a Becker Avionics Digital Intercom DVCS 6100 system installed.



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Eurocopter to build state of the art flagship Helicopter Service and Simulator Facility in Aberdeen
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 (1288 reads)Industry Press Releases

Aberdeen and Oxford, UK (January 27 2009) - Eurocopter UK is to build a major new helicopter service centre at Kirkhill Commercial Park in Dyce, Aberdeen. The centre will bring the most up to date helicopter support technology to one of the busiest off shore oil and gas helicopter maintenance hubs in the world.



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Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. Opens New Air Medical Services Base in Houston
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (1112 reads)Industry Press Releases

ADDISON, TX - Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that the company has opened a new air medical services base in Houston associated with HCA Houston, which is a comprehensive network of hospitals, diagnostic imaging facilities, cancer care programs, emergency care centers and outpatient surgery facilities throughout Greater Houston.



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Bell Boeing Team Awarded Joint Performance Based Logistics Contract for V-22 Osprey Support
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 (1183 reads)Industry Press Releases

AMARILLO, TX (January 26, 2009) - The Bell Boeing Program Office has announced that it was awarded Phase I of a two-phase Joint Performance Based Logistics contract from Naval Air Systems Command in support of the U.S. Marine Corps and the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command to support the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft.



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Rockwell Collins appoints new Government Systems business development vice president
Monday, January 26, 2009 (1231 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (January 26, 2009) – Scott White has been named vice president of business development for Rockwell Collins Government Systems. White is responsible for leading the enterprise-wide marketing and sales organizations, which includes overseeing all Government Systems’ business pursuits for Rockwell Collins.



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SIKORSKY APPOINTS THREE SENIOR EXECUTIVES TO NEW ROLES IN SUPPORT OF GROWTH STRATEGIES
Monday, January 26, 2009 (1372 reads)Industry Press Releases

STRATFORD, CT (January 26, 2009) - Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced three senior level appointments to continue the company's rapid sales growth while accelerating the expansion of operations globally. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX).



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Olivier Blain appointed as new Head of Communication at Eurocopter
Monday, January 26, 2009 (1201 reads)Industry Press Releases

Marignane, France (January, 26 2009) - Olivier Blain has been appointed as Vice-President Corporate Communication within Eurocopter. He will report to Lutz Bertling, CEO of Eurocopter. He succeeds Laurence Rigolini who is taking over new management responsibilities as Vice-President within the subsidiaries and participation directorate of Eurocopter.



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Northrop Grumman Announces First Sale of NAVEX Air Navigation System to Sikorsky for International Markets
Monday, January 26, 2009 (1261 reads)Industry Press Releases

POMEZIA, Italy (January 26, 2009) - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to provide its NAVEX air navigation system for use on UH-60L Black Hawk utility helicopters for export.



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EADS Selects MSC.Software as Major Simulation Partner for Its 'Phenix' PLM Harmonization Strategic Program to Improve Enterprise Integration, Reduce Time to Market and Increase Overall Product Quality
Monday, January 26, 2009 (1186 reads)Industry Press Releases

SANTA ANA, CA (January 26, 2009) - MSC.Software (Nasdaq:MSCS), a leading global provider of enterprise simulation solutions, including simulation software and services, announced today that it has been selected by EADS as major partner for Virtual Product Development (VPD) solutions across all EADS business divisions as part of the EADS PHENIX initiative.



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The Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department Orders Two AW139s
Monday, January 26, 2009 (1183 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Malaysian Fire and Rescue Department (Bomba) has ordered two AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform fire fighting, search and rescue, land reconnaissance and general support duties.



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Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. Introduces Fixed-Wing Air Medical Services Program in Idaho Falls, Idaho
Friday, January 23, 2009 (1291 reads)Industry Press Releases

ADDISON, TX - Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that it is introducing a fixed-wing program in Idaho Falls, Idaho and will open a new base there, effective early February 2009.



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AMSTAT is on the road again
Friday, January 23, 2009 (1133 reads)Industry Press Releases

AMSTAT will be at HELI-EXPO 2009 in Anaheim, CA.



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U.S. Coast Guard expands service and support contract with Rockwell Collins to three new aircraft platforms
Friday, January 23, 2009 (1235 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (January 22, 2009) – Rockwell Collins has signed a 10-year extension to provide Performance Based Logistics (PBL) service and support for U.S. Coast Guard aircraft, including three new platforms. The contract is valued at $35 million.



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Los Angeles County Fire Department selects Becker Avionics’ DVCS 6100 Digital Audio System
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (1260 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, FL (January 22, 2009) – Los Angeles County Fire Department has been a leader in the use of helicopters in the fire service for years. Several years ago they selected the Becker Prime Line Dzus mount radios as a platform standard. This time it is the Becker DVCS 6100 digital multi-station ICS system for the Bell 412 aircraft they have taken delivery of.



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CAE Flightscape supplies flight recorder analysis capability to the Spanish accident investigation authority
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (1210 reads)Industry Press Releases

CAE Flightscape (Ottawa) has been awarded a contract to deliver flight recorder analysis capability to the Civil Aviation Accidents and Incidents Investigation Commission (CIAIAC) in Madrid, Spain.



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Omniflight Helicopters, Inc. Announces Definitive Agreement With Air Methods Regarding Reorganization of Atlanta Operations
Thursday, January 22, 2009 (1193 reads)Industry Press Releases

ADDISON, TX (January 22, 2009) - Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Air Methods Corporation (NasdaqGS: AIRM) to sell its Rescue Air 1 operations in the Atlanta, Ga. area.



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HR Textron delivers 200,000th Actuator to Boeing for Joint Direct Attack Munition
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1514 reads)Industry Press Releases

Valencia, CA (January 21, 2009) – HR Textron, an operating unit of Textron Systems, a Textron Inc. company, today announced the milestone delivery of its 200,000th Tail Actuation Subsystem (TAS) to The Boeing Company for integration into the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM) system.



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AMSTAT Celebrates 5 years as part of the CAMP Systems Family of Companies
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1221 reads)Industry Press Releases

Tinton Falls, NJ (January 20, 2009) - AMSTAT, the leading provider of corporate aviation fleet and operator information, last month celebrated the 5 year anniversary of its acquisition by CAMP Systems International.



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Eurocopter increased turnover by 7.5 % and met 2008 objectives
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1190 reads)Industry Press Releases

Paris, France (January 20, 2009) - Eurocopter, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer, fully met its 2008 objectives for helicopter sales and deliveries and increased its turnover by 7.5 %.



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CAE becomes Home Depot's provider of training solutions for Dassault Falcon aircraft
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1340 reads)Industry Press Releases

MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA (January 20, 2009) - CAE has been awarded a five-year contract by Home Depot as a provider of a comprehensive range of pilot, technical and cabin crew training services for Home Depot's fleet of Dassault Falcon aircraft.



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News from Rockwell Collins
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1155 reads)Industry Press Releases

The Rockwell Collins Athena 411 Inertial Navigation, Global Positioning, Air Data, Attitude, Heading, Reference System (INS/GPS/ADAHRS) has been selected by AeroVironment for their Global Observer. Also, Rockwell Collins, in support of a major demonstration being conducted by the Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV), recently conducted a successful mobile, ad hoc networking demonstration of the Tactical Data Radio System (TDRS) Software Defined Radio (SDR).



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EASA Certifies AFS Engine Filter for Eurocopter AS350 Helicopters
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1194 reads)Industry Press Releases

Paris, France (January 21, 2009) – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) and its sister company Le Bozec Filtration & Systems, have received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for Eurocopter AS350 helicopters.



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Dart Helicopter Services Announces FAA and EASA approvals for DART’s EC 135P1/P2/P2+/T1/T2/T2+ Round-I-Beam Skidtube
Wednesday, January 21, 2009 (1114 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dart Helicopter Services' affiliated partner, Dart Aerospace, has received the updates to both the FAA and EASA certifications of its revolutionary Round-I-Beam Skidtube for the Eurocopter EC135 P2+/T2+.



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Hainan Airlines selects Rockwell Collins to supply avionics for A320s
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1243 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (January 19, 2009) – Hainan Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a comprehensive package of communication, navigation and surveillance avionics for 13 new Airbus A320 aircraft.



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Fifty US States to be filmed in HD "Bird’s Eye View" Using Red Hen Systems Technology
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1331 reads)Industry Press Releases

A high definition "bird’s eye view" of the visual splendor of each of the 50 states will be the focus of a new series, Aerial America, commissioned by Smithsonian Channel.



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SkyTrac Systems Chosen by STAT MedEvac for Flight Following and SatCom
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1153 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kelowna, BC, Canada (January 19, 2009) - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it has been chosen by STAT MedEvac to provide flight following and satellite communication (SatCom) services.



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Zodiac Aerospace announces the addition of a Bell 407 Emergency Float System STC to its pneumatically actuated product line
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1363 reads)Industry Press Releases

Developed by Air Cruisers Company, a Zodiac Aerospace member company, with development partner, Houston based offshore and charter operator Central Helicopter Service, Inc., this system combines their state of the art, patented, pneumatic actuation technology with Air Cruisers PMA’d versions of the OEM float bags they produce for Bell.



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Bell Helicopter Delivers First Nine Safety Enhancement Program OH-58Ds Ahead of Contract
Monday, January 19, 2009 (1231 reads)Industry Press Releases

FORT WORTH, TX (January 14, 2009) - Bell Helicopter closed out 2008 with delivery of the ninth OH-58D aircraft to be modified under the current Kiowa Warrior Safety Enhancement Program contract.



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AFS Nears Certification for AgustaWestland AW139 Engine Inlet Filter
Friday, January 16, 2009 (1441 reads)Industry Press Releases

St. Louis, MO (January 19, 2009) – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) anticipates near-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter.



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Med-Trans Corporation Achieves 100% NVG Compatibility With Fleet
Friday, January 16, 2009 (1429 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, TX (January 16th, 2009) - Med-Trans Corporation, a leader in the air medical transport industry has announced that their entire fleet of air medical helicopters under their operator’s certificate has been outfitted with state-of-the-art night vision goggle (NVG) technology.



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Geneva Aviation Receives EASA Approval for the P122, P132, P148 and P149 Avionics & Switch Consoles
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1237 reads)Industry Press Releases

Geneva Aviation, a world class systems integrator and manufacturer of specialized equipment for the law enforcement, broadcast and private helicopter markets, is pleased to announce EASA approval for the P122, P132, P148 and P149 Avionics & Switch Consoles. FAA, Transport Canada and Brazilian approvals have been previously received.



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Helicopter Flight Training Services inaugurates World’s first NH90 Full-Mission Simulator
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1413 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bückeburg, Germany (January 15, 2009) - Helicopter Flight Training Services (HFTS), a consortium owned equally by CAE, Eurocopter, Thales and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, today officially inaugurated the world’s first NH90 full-mission simulator in its newly built facility in Bückeburg, Northern Germany, adjacent to the German Army Aviation School.



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Safe Flight stall warning / AOA system a key component for cirrus sr22 “known ice protection” option
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1340 reads)Industry Press Releases

White Plains, NY (January 12, 2009) — Safe Flight Instrument Corporation, the world’s leading manufacturer of aircraft lift instrumentation and control systems, has received Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the Stall Warning / AOA System on the Cirrus Aircraft SR22 model aircraft.



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News from Rockwell Collins
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1268 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (January 14, 2009) – Rockwell Collins has successfully completed a Critical Design Review (CDR) with representatives of U.S. military services for its Tactical Targeting Network Technology (TTNT), a high-speed Internet Protocol-based network that will connect military platforms at the tactical edge. Also, Rockwell Collins has been awarded a Depot Activation contract by Lockheed Martin to provide test capability, training and integration support for F-22 avionics at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (WR-ALC).



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Becker Avionics’ Digital Intercom System DVCS6100 provides Cristal Clear Communication for UH-72A Lakota
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1333 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIRAMAR, Florida – Becker Avionics, Inc. is very pleased that EADS North America has received a contract from the U.S. Army for 39 additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters. Becker Avionics is the supplier of the state-of-the-art Digital Intercom.



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Dallas Airmotive Relocates Phoenix Regional Turbine Center
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1317 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, Texas - BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) company Dallas Airmotive has relcoated its Phoenix area Regional Turbine Center (RTC) from Scottsdale Airpark (SDL) to a new, larger facility adjacent to Deer Valley Airport (DVT) in North Phoenix. The facility is open for business.



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Texas Aviation Services and Sierra Aeronautica Deliver Agusta 109E to Brazil
Thursday, January 15, 2009 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

SAO PAULO, Brazil - Texas Aviation Services (TAS), a leader for 38 years in helicopter and aircraft services, along with its in-country partner Sierra Aeronautica, announced today the delivery of an executive Agusta 109E Power to Sao Paulo.



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Rockwell Collins to provide Helmet Mounted Displays for Land Warrior program
Tuesday, January 13, 2009 (1181 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (Jan. 13, 2009) - Rockwell Collins has been selected by General Dynamics C4 Systems to provide approximately 1,500 Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD) for the U.S. Army’s Land Warrior integrated fighting system. The contract calls for Rockwell Collins to provide its ProView TM SO35-A system for the program.



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Some Good News for Aviation Job Seekers
Monday, January 12, 2009 (1415 reads)Industry Press Releases

With over 4,000 company members, 60,000 resume members and an average of 5 million website hits per month, 2008 was a record year for JSfirm, the online aviation employment search provider.



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Zephyr International LLC Provides Manual Rescue Hoist Ground Support Tools to Rega Swiss Air Ambulance
Monday, January 12, 2009 (1277 reads)Industry Press Releases

After two and half years of using Zephyr equipment in support of their rescue hoists, Rega Swiss Air Ambulance ordered six additional tools, which were delivered in December 2008. With the delivery of these additional tools Rega now has a total of ten Zephyr Ground Support Tools in service with their fleet of helicopters.



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The EnviroTankers Solution
Monday, January 12, 2009 (1408 reads)Industry Press Releases

The new 40 CFR Part 112, oil pollution prevention, spill prevention, control and countermeasure plan requirements (SPCC) will be fully enforced in 2009.  EnviroTankers products enable helicopter operators to provide their customers with a fueling system which not only respects all environmental regulations but also has full US DOT and Transport Canada 406 certification.



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Prince William starts as a search and rescue helicopter pilot
Monday, January 12, 2009 (7338 reads)Industry Press Releases

Telegraph UK - He will learn to fly Sea King helicopters with pinpoint accuracy in treacherous conditions to rescue stricken mountaineers or exhausted swimmers.



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China to Build $1.2 Billion Helicopter Plant in Tianjin
Monday, January 12, 2009 (7632 reads)Industry Press Releases

BEIJING, Jan 12 (Reuters) - China Aviation Industry Corp, the country's top aircraft maker, will build a $1.2 billion commercial helicopter plant in the northern port of Tianjin, the Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.



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First Production VH-71 Presidential Helicopter Arrives at Lockheed Martin to Start Final Production Phase
Friday, January 09, 2009 (1402 reads)Industry Press Releases

OWEGO, NY (January 9, 2009) - The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) pilot production VH-71 presidential helicopter to begin the integration and final production process arrived at the company's Owego, NY, facility today.



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Andrew Woodworth Joins BBA Aviation Engine Repair & Overhaul International Sales Team
Friday, January 09, 2009 (1389 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dallas, TX (January 9, 2009) - Andrew Woodworth has joined BBA Aviation Engine Repair and Overhaul (ERO) as Regional Sales Manager for Australasia. Woodworth will provide sales and technical assistance on all 21 engine programs for which ERO is OEM authorized.



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CONKLIN & DE DECKER OFFERS EXTENSIVE COURSE LINE-UP AT 2009 HELI-EXPO
Friday, January 09, 2009 (1352 reads)Industry Press Releases

Orleans, MA (January 2009) – Conklin & de Decker recently announced they will offer five courses in affiliation with the upcoming Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo to be held in Anaheim, California, on February 22-24, 2009.



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FLIGHTSAFETY INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES GLASS MOUNTAIN OPTICS INCORPORATED
Friday, January 09, 2009 (1256 reads)Industry Press Releases

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (January 9, 2009) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that it has acquired Glass Mountain Optics Incorporated located in Austin, Texas.



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Association announces partnership with new fuel research and optimization software provider
Thursday, January 08, 2009 (1202 reads)Industry Press Releases

Alexandria, VA (January 8, 2009) — National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne today announced a partnership with Scheduling Sidecar Inc. (SSC), a new fuel research and optimization program that complements flight planning software.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services receives contract renewal in support of Canadian Military Search & Rescue
Thursday, January 08, 2009 (1181 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, BC (January 8, 2009) – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector) is pleased to announce it has received confirmation of contract renewal from Bell Helicopters to provide support to Canadian Department of National Defense (DND) CH-146 Griffon Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters.



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The Ministry Of Justice of Cyprus Orders Two AW139 Helicopters
Thursday, January 08, 2009 (1062 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Justice of Cyprus has placed an order for two AW139 medium twin engine helicopters. These aircraft will be used to perform law enforcement and search and rescue operations.



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DART Helicopter Services announces Transport Canada approval of DART’s Comfort Seat for the Bell 205/212/214
Thursday, January 08, 2009 (1137 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received Transport Canada’s approval of the Comfort Seat for the Bell 205/212/214 series aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are still pending.



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Eurocopter welcomes new order for 22 NH90TTH helicopters from the French Army
Thursday, January 08, 2009 (1190 reads)Industry Press Releases

The French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA) has ordered a further 22 NH90 TTH (Tactical Transport Helicopter) helicopters for the French Army Aviation on the 23rd of December from NHIndustries consortium.



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Synchronous Aerospace Group Announces Acquisition Of Helicomb International, Inc.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 (1271 reads)Industry Press Releases

Santa Ana, CA, (January 7, 2009) – Synchronous Aerospace Group, a leading provider of flight-critical machined aluminum and hard-metal components, integrated kits and complex assemblies to the commercial, military, and space markets, today announced that it has acquired Helicomb International, Inc., a leading provider of aerospace composite structures.



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Ranger Rotorcraft Group, Inc. promotes Edward Bolden to President
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 (1271 reads)Industry Press Releases

Ranger Rotorcraft Group, Inc. has promoted Edward Bolden to President. Bolden was previously Vice President-Operations Development of Ranger Rotorcraft Group.



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News from Vector Aerospace
Wednesday, January 07, 2009 (1334 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America-Langley (Vector) has been awarded a contract by Billings Air Service to perform a shorting modification on a Billings Sikorsky S-61 helicopter. Also, in an ongoing initiative to enhance and expand the considerable helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul resources available to operators around the world, Vector Aerospace announces it is now capable of providing complete paint services for operators utilizing light to medium helicopters, from its Langley, British Columbia facility.



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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces $4M Contract to Provide Presidential Airways with Heads Up Display Systems
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 (1298 reads)Industry Press Releases

TRUMBULL, CT (January 6, 2009) - Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a $4 million contract with Presidential Airways, a Worldwide Services company based in North Carolina, to provide Heads Up Display (HUD) systems. The distribution of these systems will be performed by Helicopter Support Inc., a Sikorsky Aerospace Services company.



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50th Anniversary a Banner Year for Frasca International
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 (1168 reads)Industry Press Releases

Frasca International, Inc, Urbana, IL concluded their 50th anniversary year with record sales, technology advances and growth. Founded in 1958, the company celebrated 50 years of simulation excellence throughout 2008 recording many milestones along the way.



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GKN Aerospace commences operations at Filton, UK
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 (1181 reads)Industry Press Releases

January 5, 2009 - Following European Regulatory approval GKN Aerospace announces it will take ownership and operational control of the former Airbus UK, Filton wing component and assemblies manufacturing facility at midday today.



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CAE Flightscape awarded contract to deliver flight recorder analysis capability to CIAIAC in Spain
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 (1474 reads)Industry Press Releases

CAE Flightscape (Ottawa) has been awarded a contract to deliver flight recorder analysis capability to the Civil Aviation Accidents and Incidents Investigation Commission (CIAIAC) in Madrid, Spain.



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News from Mid-Continent Instruments
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 (1516 reads)Industry Press Releases

WICHITA, KS (December 29, 2008) - Industry leader, Mid-Continent Instruments, begins 2009 with the launch of the company’s new website, mcico.com, expanding on an already exceptional reputation of customer service. Also, Mid-Continent Instruments named Ellen Ulrich as the company’s new Human Resources Manager.



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FreeFlight Systems Offers Affordable ADS-B Entry to Pilots Readying for NextGen
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 (1272 reads)Industry Press Releases

WACO, TX (December 23, 2008) - FreeFlight Systems, an international supplier of professional grade avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft, announces a new solution for pilots seeking an affordable means to incorporate ADS-B into their aircraft.



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News from Eurocopter
Tuesday, December 30, 2008 (1307 reads)Industry Press Releases

Marignane, France (December 29, 2008) - OCCAR, the European Organization for Joint Armament Cooperation managing the Tiger combat helicopter program, issued jointly with the DGA and the BWB the final qualification of the HAP and UHT versions for France and Germany respectively. Also, following the EU-Brazil summit, President Nicolas Sarkozy of France and President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil officially announced the contract for 50 EC725 helicopters which has been signed by the Brazilian government and a consortium formed by Eurocopter and Helibras.



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New Avfuel-Branded Dealer Twin Cities Air Service (LEW) Will Enjoy Longer Ramp at Auburn/Lewiston Municipal Airport in 2009
Monday, December 22, 2008 (1521 reads)Industry Press Releases

Twin Cities Air Service has announced that its base airport plans to expand the runway from its current 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet. The FBO reports looking forward to the increased capacity the runway extension will offer the airport at large.



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Texas Aviation Services recently delivered a high profile EC-135 to Air Methods
Monday, December 22, 2008 (1477 reads)Industry Press Releases

Texas Aviation Services (TAS), an industry leader in helicopter and aircraft completions for over 37 years, recently delivered a high profile EC-135 to Air Methods, operator for Vanderbilt LifeFlight. Vanderbilt is the air medical transport service of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.



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News from Eurocopter
Monday, December 22, 2008 (1285 reads)Industry Press Releases

Eurocopter and the UK Ministry of Defence signed a contract for the through-life support (TLS) of the Royal Air Force fleet of all Puma and Gazelle helicopters on December 19, 2008. This contract will run up to end of March 2013. Also, Eurocopter UK is delighted to announce the first order for a wind farm maintenance helicopter in the UK.



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AFS Hosts Fundraiser for St. Louis Metro Airborne Law Enforcement Foundation
Monday, December 22, 2008 (1280 reads)Industry Press Releases

St. Louis, Missouri-based Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) announced proceeds of $7,000 from its second annual AFS Charity Golf Tournament, held earlier in the year to benefit the St. Louis Metro Airborne Law Enforcement Foundation. The Foundation assists the local Metro Air Support Unit in funding its airborne law enforcement helicopter operations throughout St. Louis and St. Charles Counties as well as in the City of St. Louis.



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News from AgustaWestland
Monday, December 22, 2008 (1438 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Ministry of Defence of Cyprus has placed an order for three AW39 medium twin engine helicopters. The Cyprus MoD’s AW139s will be used to perform search and rescue and utility-EMS duties, covering the Cyprus Flight Information Region (FIR). Also, Heligo Charters Pvt Ltd, the Mumbai based offshore helicopter operator, has started operations this month in India with its first AW139 medium twin engine helicopter. In addition, AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that it has signed a six year contract with CEIIA of Portugal for the Research and Development, Design and Engineering Project (RDE) during an official ceremony held in Lisbon.



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Australian Aerospace Delivers First Locally-Assembled MRH-90 Helicopter to Defence
Thursday, December 18, 2008 (1502 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 18, 2008 - Australia’s Project AIR 9000 achieved another significant milestone today when the Australian Defence Force (ADF) formally accepted from leading regional defence contractor, Eurocopter subsidiary Australian Aerospace Limited, the first locally-assembled MRH-90 Multi-Role Helicopter.



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Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport Adds Belfort DIGIWX II Automated Weather System (AWOS)
Thursday, December 18, 2008 (1402 reads)Industry Press Releases

Baltimore, MD (December 18, 2008) - Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (8PS5) recently completed the installation of a Belfort DigiWx II AWOS system at the Penn State Hershey Life Lion hangar on the campus of the Medical Center.



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United Rotorcraft Solutions Designes Bell Instrument Panel
Thursday, December 18, 2008 (1320 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX (DECEMBER 17, 2008) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has designed and fabricated an extended instrument panel for the Bell 407.



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Central Washington University Selects Frasca for Flight Training Devices
Thursday, December 18, 2008 (1293 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 17, 2008 - Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA has placed an order for two Frasca Flight Training Devices (FTDs), a G58 Beechcraft Baron TruFlite FTD with G1000 and a CRJ-200 Level 5 regional jet FTD. Both FTDs will include Frasca's TruVision visual system.



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Avion Flight Center joins Avfuel Network of FBOs
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (1531 reads)Industry Press Releases

MIDLAND, TX (December 17, 2008) - Avion Flight Centre of Midland International Airport (MAF) has formed a marketing and supply alliance with Avfuel Corporation. As an official Avfuel-branded dealer, Avion Flight Centre now honors the refueling rewards incentive program AVTRIP, and is visible to the AVTRIP membership of over 40,000 pilots.



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Omniflight Helicopters Ranked 20th in Dallas 100
Wednesday, December 17, 2008 (1302 reads)Industry Press Releases

ADDISON, TX (December 16, 2008) - Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that the company has ranked 20th in this year’s Dallas 100, an awards program recognizing the Dallas area’s 100 fastest-growing privately held companies.



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Netjets’ Wunderlich Appointed New NATA Environmental Committee Chairman
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 (1407 reads)Industry Press Releases

Alexandria, VA (December 16, 2008) — National Air Transportation Association (NATA) President James K. Coyne today announced the selection of Eric Wunderlich of NetJets Aviation as chairman of the association’s Environmental Committee. Wunderlich replaces Traver Gruen-Kennedy of DayJet Corporation.



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Belfort Instrument Company announces Model 6000 Forward Scatter Visibility Sensor meets IP66 certification standards
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 (1301 reads)Industry Press Releases

Baltimore, MD (December 12, 2008) - The Belfort Instrument Company announced today their Model 6000 Forward Scatter Visibility Sensor met the rigorous standards of IP66 certification.
 



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Ministry Of The Interior Of Estonia Orders A Third AW139 Helicopter
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 (1351 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 16, 2008 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that on December 4th the Government of Estonia gave approval for the Ministry of the Interior of Estonia to sign a contract with AgustaWestland for the purchase of a third AW139 helicopter.



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News from EADS
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 (1369 reads)Industry Press Releases

COLUMBUS, MS (December 16, 2008) – EADS North America today delivered the 50th UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopter to the U.S. Army. This delivery marks another on-time milestone in the acquisition and fielding of the UH-72A to satisfy the Army’s Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) requirement. Also, the first full motion EC135/EC145 flight training device (FTD) from American Eurocopter (an EADS company) is operational at the company’s training facility in Grand Prairie, TX. The first operation of the simulator occurred during the first week of December with the training of U.S. Army Aviators on the EC145.



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FlightSafety International announces Eric P. Hinson as Executive Vice President
Monday, December 15, 2008 (1548 reads)Industry Press Releases

LA GUARDIA AIRPORT, New York (December 12, 2008) – FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Eric P. Hinson will join the company as Executive Vice President on January 5, 2009.



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CAE wins contracts for three full-flight simulators and training devices valued at more than C$40 million
Monday, December 15, 2008 (1365 reads)Industry Press Releases

Montreal, Canada (December 12, 2008) - CAE has been awarded contracts to design and manufacture three full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated training devices valued at more than C$40 million at list prices. The contracts are with Saudi Arabian Airlines and the Hua Ou Aviation Training Centre in Beijing, China. CAE has announced so far a total of 26 FFS sales in fiscal year 2009.



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Prince Harry to return to Afghanistan as helicopter pilot
Friday, December 12, 2008 (8530 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 12, 2008 (Daily Telegraph) - Prince Harry will return to front line in Afghanistan after he passed the selection process to become a helicopter pilot with the British Army Air Corps.



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The Cleveland Jet Center of Cuyahoga County Airport Opens for Business 2008-2009
Friday, December 12, 2008 (1571 reads)Industry Press Releases

Cleveland, OH (December 11, 2008) - The Cleveland Jet Center (CGF), Cleveland’s premier new luxury fixed-base operator, has joined the Avfuel network of branded FBOs to offer the AVTRIP rewards program and participate in nationwide promotions.



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United Rotorcraft Solutions delivers two Bell helicopters to Omaha Police Department
Friday, December 12, 2008 (1250 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX (DECEMBER 11, 2008) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered the second new Bell 206B-3 to the Omaha Police Department yesterday, December 10, 2008. The first helicopter was delivered in October.



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UK MoD Confirms Future Lynx Program
Thursday, December 11, 2008 (1360 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 11, 2008 - It has been confirmed in a statement today, made by Defence Secretary John Hutton, that the Future Lynx contract signed in June 2006 by the UK Ministry of Defence with AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, will proceed to full scale production. 62 aircraft will be initially procured, 34 for the British Army and 28 for the Royal Navy.



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Sikorsky Aircraft Named U.S. Investor Of Year In Poland
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1400 reads)Industry Press Releases

WARSAW, Poland (December 11, 2008) - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Poland has named Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation its Investor of the Year for 2008, for its efforts in the acquisition of the PZL Mielec factory and integrating it into a modernized, efficient facility.



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United Rotorcraft Solutions awarded contract to customize Eurocopter EC120
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1298 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX (December 9, 2008) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) has been awarded a contract to customize the avionics in a Eurocopter EC120 for Diamondback Orchards.



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Los Angeles’ First ‘Green’ Hanger Planned for Van Nuys Airport
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1355 reads)Industry Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA (December 9, 2008) – Maguire Aviation and Shangri-La Construction are in negotiations to build Los Angeles’ first “green” jet hangar at Van Nuys Airport.



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AFS Nears Certification for Bell 430 Engine Inlet Filter
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1225 reads)Industry Press Releases

St. Louis, MO (December 8, 2008) – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS) anticipates near-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 430 helicopter.



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FAA Holds Groundbreaking For New National ATC System Command Center Facility Near Warrenton, VA Slated To Open In 2011
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1165 reads)Industry Press Releases

Management of the nation's air traffic control system will move to a permanent home in a state-of-the-art facility near Warrenton, VA in 2011, when a new Federal Aviation Administration Air Traffic Control System Command Center is completed.



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Sikorsky Aerospace Services and U.S. Army Renew Partnership for Corpus Christi Army Depot BLACK HAWK Helicopter Work
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1258 reads)Industry Press Releases

REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL (December 8, 2008) - Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of an $840 million contract with the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to provide technical, logistical, and engineering expertise through Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Best Practices to the Corpus Christi Army Depot (CCAD).



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Gadbois Cites Unified Command as Key to Incident Response Success in Air Medical &Rescue Show Presentation at Dubai Helishow ‘08
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1207 reads)Industry Press Releases

BAKERSFIELD, CA (December 8, 2008) – When incident responses require actions by multiple agencies, a unified command structure is essential to successful operations and outcomes, according to Christian Gadbois, president and CEO of SRT Helicopters of Bakersfield. Gadbois shared this and other insights during a recent presentation at the Dubai Air Medical & Rescue Show during the Dubai Helishow ’08, in the United Arab Emirates.



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EADS North America Receives Order For 39 Additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1241 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (December 8, 2008) - EADS North America has received a contract from the U.S. Army for 39 additional UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters, extending production under contract of the twin-engine rotary-wing aircraft through 2010.



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News from BDN
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1103 reads)Industry Press Releases

Mesa, AZ (December 8, 2008) — A limited number of BDN Aerospace Marketing 2009 calendars, entitled "Time Flies," are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The popular calendar features photography from amateur and professional photographers who participated in a BDN-sponsored photo contest earlier this year. Also, crisis communications planning is alive and well in the aerospace industry, according to a recent survey by BDN Aerospace Marketing.



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Bristow Announces Purchase of Severn Aviation
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1302 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 9, 2008 - Bristow Helicopters has purchased Gloucestershire based Severn Aviation, a multi- engine instrument flight training provider established by Peter Saunders in 2006. The flight school will become part of the Bristow Academy.



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EADS Receives Milestone Process Certification For its Military Aircraft, Systems and Software
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1146 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (December 9, 2008) – EADS’ Military Transport Aircraft Division (MTAD) has been certified to Capability Maturity Model Integration Level 3 (CMMI 3) specifications, further validating the company’s commitment to and success in applying rigorous process improvement standards in its aircraft, systems and software for U.S. military and homeland defense requirements.



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News from American Eurocopter
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 (1446 reads)Industry Press Releases

Opa-Locka, FL (December 9, 2008) – The Miami-Dade Police Department’s (MDPD) Aviation Unit has taken delivery of a new AS350B3. This is the first of four AS350B3s that have been ordered and the aircraft will join a fleet of rotary and fixed wing aircraft in the Special Patrol Bureau’s Aviation Unit.

Grand Prairie, TX (December 8, 2008) - At a ceremony held in their Grand Prairie, TX, Delivery Center on Friday, American Eurocopter delivered an EC145 to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS). It is the first EC145 for the department and it will complement a fleet that already includes 13 Eurocopter AS350 AStar helicopters.



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Barricade Fire Gel Earns EPA "Champion" Award
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 (1326 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 9, 2008 - Barricade, a revolutionary fire blocking gel developed by a veteran Florida firefighter, has been awarded “Champion” recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for protecting the environment by using a surfactant that is free from nonylphenol ethoxylates (NPEs).



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New Team at The Helm of Flight Standards
Tuesday, December 09, 2008 (1627 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 9, 2008 - Recently the Flight Standards Service announced that John Allen will be their new Director when Jim Ballough retires in January of 2009. Allen already has a running start on his new assignment and has put together a new leadership structure.



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Hickok & Associates: Performing Flight Validation of Instrument Approach Procedures
Monday, December 08, 2008 (1309 reads)Industry Press Releases

Orange Beach, AL (December 8, 2008) - On October 31, 2008, Stephen M. Hickok became the first pilot authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct Flight Validation of Instrument Approach Procedures in accordance with FAA Notice 8260.66.



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Frasca Built AS350 Flight Simulation Training Device Achieves Level 6 Qualification
Friday, December 05, 2008 (1281 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 5, 2008 - Era Training Center LLC, Lake Charles, LA has received Level 6 Qualification for their Frasca built AS350 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD).



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Robert F. Maguire Heliport Unveiled - Site on West Venice to serve both hospital and corporate needs
Friday, December 05, 2008 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA (December 3, 2008) – The first state-of-the-art heliport designed to serve both trauma air transport needs and corporate clients in Downtown Los Angeles was unveiled on December 4th at the formal dedication of the Robert F. Maguire Heliport.



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See Christmas Lights the Way Santa Does - Helicopter service offers night flights
Friday, December 05, 2008 (341 reads)Industry Press Releases

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (December 5, 2008 - 970 WFLA) - A Lakeland helicopter business is offering a new twist on the time-honored tradition of driving around town to see Christmas light displays. ACA Helicopter Services has set up shop at St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport to let people see the lights "the way Santa sees them."



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United Rotorcraft Solutions Completes NVG Modifications for Air Methods' EC135 AND BK117
Friday, December 05, 2008 (1428 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX, (December 4, 2008) - United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS) delivered a Eurocopter EC135 and a BK117 with their STC’d night vision modifications to Air Methods Corporation (AMC). The helicopters also received customized exterior paint finishing.



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News from FDC/aerofilter Systems
Friday, December 05, 2008 (1317 reads)Industry Press Releases

Novato, CA (December 3, 2008) – The Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau announced that FAA STC SR01616SE has been formerly approved in Japan with no operational restrictions. Also, FDC/aerofilter's FAA STC’d filtration system for the dual-hydraulic system AS350 B3 has been accepted by Transport Canada.



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Northern Helicopters partners with Lake Superior College in Minnesota to offer professional helicopter pilot courses
Thursday, December 04, 2008 (1352 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 4, 2008 - Northern Helicopters of Hibbing Minnesota has partnered with Lake Superior College in Duluth Minnesota and offers students the ability to acquire a two year Professional Pilot, A.A.S. Degree or complete a 35 credit fast track Aviation Program along with earning the FAA ratings required to become a professional helicopter pilot.



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Kaman Corp. to Present at the Gabelli Best Ideas Conference on December 4, 2008
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (1271 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (December 3, 2008) - Kaman Corp. will present at the Gabelli Best Ideas Conference on Thursday, December 4, at 3:00 PM ET.



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United Rotorcraft Solutions has available newly TSO'd NIVISYS NVAG-6 Night Vision Aviator Goggles
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (1640 reads)Industry Press Releases

DECATUR, TX, (December 2, 2008) - Now that the FAA TSO has been awarded for the NIVISYS NVAG-6 Night Vision Aviator Goggles, United Rotorcraft Solutions (URS), as the preferred distributor, has the goggles ready for immediate delivery.



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BDN Aerospace Marketing Unveils New Brand Identity, Web Site, and More
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (1114 reads)Industry Press Releases

Mesa, AZ, (December 2, 2008) — BDN Aerospace Marketing (BDN), is powering into its 10th anniversary year with a new brand identity, web site, offices, and expanded capabilities.



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KenJer Industries, home of The BoltByte Tool, is proud to announce delivery to Keystone Helicopter
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (1267 reads)Industry Press Releases

KenJer Industries, home of the BoltByte tool, is proud to announce the delivery of multiple customized kits to Keystone Helicopter. These customized kits will be used to hold hardware on both the production and maintenance lines of the S76 and S92.



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Bulgarian Police Orders An AW109 Power
Wednesday, December 03, 2008 (1190 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 2, 2008 - AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the Bulgarian Police has signed a contract for one AW109 Power light twin helicopter which will be delivered in 2010. This aircraft will be used for law enforcement and border patrol missions.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services welcomes guests to Grand Opening of Vector-Andalusia
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1368 reads)Industry Press Releases

Andalusia, AL (December 1, 2008) - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (Vector) hosts the Grand Opening of its newest, 38,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art helicopter repair and overhaul facility; Vector Aerospace-Andalusia, on Wednesday December 3rd, 2008 from 11:00am – 1:30 pm, at the South Alabama Regional Airport (SARA).



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Mid-Continent Instruments Celebrates Growth and 10 Years in New Facility
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1341 reads)Industry Press Releases

WICHITA, KS (December 1, 2008) - Mid-Continent Instruments reaches a milestone this month as the company celebrates a decade in its Wichita, Kansas facility.



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RA-4500 Radar Altimeter Expands FreeFlight Systems Family of TSO Certified Radar Altimeters
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1168 reads)Industry Press Releases

WACO, TX (December 1, 2008) - FreeFlight Systems, an international supplier of professional grade avionics systems for commercial and military aircraft, today announces the introduction of the RA-4500, the latest addition to its TSO certified family of radar altimeters.



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William C. Denninger Assumes Role of Chief Financial Officer at Kaman Corp.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1181 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (December 1, 2008) - Kaman Corp. today announced that as planned William C. Denninger has assumed the role of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the company.



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News from Omniflight Helicopters, Inc.
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1319 reads)Industry Press Releases

ADDISON, TX (December 1, 2008) - Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., a leading national provider of air medical services, announced today that it named Rick Rambo, JD, RN to the post of vice president, clinical services. Also, Native Air, a division of Omniflight Helicopters, Inc., announced today that it has aligned with the Phoenix Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure ® to introduce a new fundraising program entitled Flight for the Cure.



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Reliance Aerotech Services announces launch of a new recruitment website
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1223 reads)Industry Press Releases

Reliance Aerotech Services, the leading specialist in aviation staffing, recruitment and aircraft systems integration has announced the launch of a new website this month. The site reflects research into what customers and aviation job seekers want and delivers improved functionality and expanded content to meet their needs.



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Helicopter Transport Service for Hospitals
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1255 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dreux, France (November 27, 2008) - To meet the needs of the French public health system, Eurocopter has teamed up with the hospital in Dreux, the French association of helicopter emergency medical services (AFHSH), and the French civil aviation authority (DGAC) to conduct a series of instrument flight tests that will, in the near future, allow patients to be transported by helicopter from one hospital to another even under poor weather conditions.



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DART Helicopter Services announces EASA approval of DART Round-I-Beam™ Skidtubes for Eurocopter BK117 model aircraft
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1157 reads)Industry Press Releases

DART Helicopter Services has announced that their affiliated partner, DART Aerospace Ltd., has received EASA approval of their revolutionary Round-I-Beam™ skidtube for the Eurocopter BK117A1/A3/A4/B1/B2/C1 model aircraft.



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Search and Rescue S-92 Helicopter Marks Anniversary of Introduction to U.K. SAR Market
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1298 reads)Industry Press Releases

STRATFORD, CT (December 1, 2008) - In its first year of use by the United Kingdom Maritime and Coastguard Agency and under the operation of CHC Helicopter Corp., Sikorsky Aircraft's Search-and-Rescue (SAR)-configured S-92 ® helicopter logged 279 rescues and is operating at availability levels of more than 98 percent.



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Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg MP visits Bristow Helicopters
Tuesday, December 02, 2008 (1218 reads)Industry Press Releases

December 1, 2008 - Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg MP swapped the Commons for a cockpit when he got behind the controls of a multi-million pound aircraft on a visit to Bristow Helicopters.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services hosts Grand Opening of Vector - Andalusia
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (1571 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, BC- Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (Vector) hosts the Grand Opening of its newest, state-of-the-art helicopter repair and overhaul facility; Vector Aerospace-Andalusia, on Wednesday December 3rd, 2008 from 11:00am – 1:30 pm.



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Eurocopter delivers the first EC135 helicopter manufactured in Albacete
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (1528 reads)Industry Press Releases

Albacete, November 26th 2008 - Lutz Bertling, President and CEO of Eurocopter and Juan Carlos Martinez Saiz, CEO of Eurocopter in Spain, handed over the first EC135 manufactured in Albacete to the Ministry of Defence for the operations of the UME (Spanish Army Response Unit) today.



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Million Air (RME) A New Aviation Service Provider, Joins Avfuel Network
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 (1405 reads)Industry Press Releases

BUSINESS AVIATION INDUSTRY NEWS - Million Air (RME), a fixed-base operator located in Rome, New York, opened for business in October of this year and joined the Avfuel-branded dealer network. This FBO occupies the space on the field formerly owned by Oneida County, and intends to renovate the area to suit the Million Air brand.



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Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems Reveal New Blackhawk/S-70 Sponson Mount
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 (1259 reads)Industry Press Releases

Meeker Aviation and AirFilm Camera Systems are pleased to introduce the latest addition to our line of products, our new Blawkhawk / S-70 sponson mount



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Pratt & Whitney Canada Certifies PW207D1 and PW207D2 Engines to Power Bell Helicopter 429
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 (1287 reads)Industry Press Releases

LONGUEUIL, QUEBEC - (Marketwire - Nov. 25, 2008) - Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has received Transport Canada type certification for its new PW207D1 and PW207D2 engines selected to power the Bell Helicopter 429. Pratt & Whitney Canada is a United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) company.



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Visit Frasca at I/ITSEC
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 (1129 reads)Industry Press Releases

Visit the Frasca booth #319 at I/ITSEC , Dec. 1-4, in Orlando, FL and see the latest in Frasca's visual system technology!



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FAA Gives Green Light to NextGen Satellite System
Monday, November 24, 2008 (1311 reads)Industry Press Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In a step that promises to greatly improve the efficiency of air transportation for millions of Americans, FAA Acting Administrator Robert A. Sturgell today gave the green light to nationwide deployment of a system that allows aircraft to be tracked by satellite rather than radar. Automatic Dependent Surveillance–Broadcast (ADS-B) will reduce the risk of midair collisions and weather-related accidents, provide more efficient routes in adverse weather, and improve situational awareness for pilots.



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STAG Group Improves Service to Texas
Monday, November 24, 2008 (1249 reads)Industry Press Releases

New Fort Worth Office

STAG Group, leading transatlantic aerospace supply chain exponents, have recently expanded their US operation with a new sales office in Fort Worth, Texas. This brings them even closer to clients such as Lockheed Martin, Vought, Bell Helicopter and American Eurocopter.



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AgustaWestland Delivers M-TADS Equipped Apache AH Mk.1s
Monday, November 24, 2008 (1172 reads)Industry Press Releases

During a ceremony held at AgustaWestland's Yeovil facility today, the first two Apache AH Mk.1s equipped with a new sighting and targeting system were handed over to the UK Ministry of Defence, following the achievement of Release to Service on 14th November 2008. The sighting and targeting system, known as M-TADS/PNVS (Modernised Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor) along with TEDAC (TADS Electronic Display and Control) will provide Apache AH Mk.1 crews with greater situational awareness and combat effectiveness.



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Aerolite Delivers Agusta Westland AW139 EMS Interiors
Monday, November 24, 2008 (3524 reads)Industry Press Releases

Aerolite recently delivered a fourth AW139 EMS interior destined for Norwegian Operator Lufttransport AS, the major air ambulance provider in Europe’s Nordic region.  The turn-key EMS interior features a longitudinal stretcher arrangement for both single and dual patient configuration and up to four medical attendant positions in ergonomically placed, swiveling and tracking seats.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services receives European Aviation Safety Agency approval
Monday, November 24, 2008 (1174 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, BC – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services North America (Vector), one of the largest independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for customers around the world, announces it has been granted EASA Part -145 Approval under the terms of the Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) and associated Maintenance Implementation Procedures (MIP).



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BHAB is now known as the BHA
Monday, November 24, 2008 (1141 reads)Industry Press Releases

Earlier this year, the BHAB Council of Management voted to change the name of the British Helicopter Advisory Board to more closely reflect its activities.  Following approval of a Special Resolution at the AGM, held on 6th November 2008, it was agreed to change our name to the British Helicopter Association.  The new name was   approved by the Registrar of Companies for England and Wales on 18th November.



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Support contract for Eurocopter ARH Tiger helicopter signed by Australian Aerospace, MTU Turbomeca Rolls-Royce GmbH, and Turbomeca Australasia
Friday, November 21, 2008 (1389 reads)Industry Press Releases

November 20, 2008 - Three leading defence and aerospace companies, Australian Aerospace (Eurocopter subsidiary in Australia), MTR (a joint venture company of MTU Aero Engines, Turbomeca, Rolls-Royce) and Turbomeca Australasia, have signed an important agreement to provide Through Life Support (TLS) for the Australian Army’s new fleet of Tiger (ARH) Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters developed by Eurocopter.



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Helicopter Technology Company Announces New Vice President of Operations
Thursday, November 20, 2008 (1295 reads)Industry Press Releases

Los Angeles, CA (November, 2008) - Helicopter Technology Company is pleased to announce the addition to its leadership team of Mr. Cary Brown as Vice President of Operations.



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M7 Aerospace Names Rick Hundley President and CEO
Thursday, November 20, 2008 (1349 reads)Industry Press Releases

San Antonio, TX (November 20, 2009) - M7 Aerospace has named J.R. “Rick” Hundley to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer, with responsibility for all aspects of the company’s operations and financial performance.



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Sikorsky Sales in China Continue to Grow
Thursday, November 20, 2008 (1303 reads)Industry Press Releases

STRATFORD, CT (November 20, 2008) - China Southern Airlines Zhuhai Helicopter Company this week accepted two Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters to support offshore oil projects in the South China Sea and Bohai Bay.



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Avfuel-branded dealer Davis Flight Support completes facility remodeling project
Thursday, November 20, 2008 (1160 reads)Industry Press Releases

DAVIS, CA (November 19, 2008) - Davis Flight Support, a luxury fixed-base operator located at Yolo County Airport (2Q3), has just finished a complete remodeling of its 9,000 square foot facility.



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AW139 Enters Service With Saudi Aramco
Thursday, November 20, 2008 (1285 reads)Industry Press Releases

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that the AW139 medium twin helicopter has now entered service with Saudi Aramco. Saudi Aramco's fleet of AW139 helicopters is being used to support oil and gas operations in Saudi Arabia and operate alongside a fleet of seven AW109 Power helicopters.



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EADS Delivers the Sixth HC-144A Ocean Sentry Maritime Patrol Aircraft to the U.S. Coast Guard
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (1246 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA (November 19, 2008) – The U.S. Coast Guard has accepted the sixth HC-144A Ocean Sentry aircraft platform from EADS. This new medium-range surveillance maritime patrol platform significantly enhances the mission execution capability of Coast Guard aircrews.



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REB Technologies completes NVG modification for 6 Royal Thai Air Force C-130s
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (1270 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bedford, TX (November 19, 2008) - REB Technologies, Inc is pleased to announce that it has  recently completed the night vision lighting modifications of six C-130H Hercules military aircraft for the Royal Thai Air Force at Takhli RTAFB base located in Nakhon Sawan, Thailand. The work was performed under contract to Rockwell Collins of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.



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Eurocopter announces the creation of a new fully-owned subsidiary Eurocopter Indonesia at IndoDefence 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008 (1173 reads)Industry Press Releases

Jakarta, Indonesia (November 19, 2008: IndoDefence 2008) -  In line with its strategy to be a multi-local player with its own facilities in all its key markets, Eurocopter is pleased to announce the setting-up of Eurocopter Indonesia.



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American Eurocopter delivers 14th AS350B2 to the LAPD
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (1308 reads)Industry Press Releases

Grand Prairie, TX (November 17, 2008) – The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has taken delivery of their 14th AS350B2 from American Eurocopter. The helicopter will join a mixed fleet of rotary and fixed wing aircraft in the LAPD’s Air Support Division (ASD).



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AFS Sponsors Winning Reno Race Plane
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (1409 reads)Industry Press Releases

St. Louis, MO (November 18, 2008) – Aerospace Filtration Systems, Inc. (AFS), makers of industry-leading commercial and military aircraft engine Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems, sponsored one of the winning airplanes at the recent 45 th Annual Reno Air Races.



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Rockwell Collins inks service pact with Airbus for Singapore Airlines A330s
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (1202 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA (November 18, 2008) – Rockwell Collins has been selected by Airbus to provide its Dispatch Program for Singapore Airlines to maintain its future fleet of 19 leased A330 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in January 2009.



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First CH-148 Cyclone helicopter completes successful flight at Sikorsky Development Flight Center
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (1798 reads)Industry Press Releases

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (November 17, 2008) - The first CH-148 Cyclone helicopter, which is being developed by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for the Canadian government as a replacement for its long-serving SEA KING helicopter fleet, has completed its first flight successfully at Sikorsky's Development Flight Center in Florida.



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Avfuel Corporation announces Sheila D. Mabbitt as winner of annual AVTRIP Scholarship
Tuesday, November 18, 2008 (1190 reads)Industry Press Releases

ANN ARBOR, MI (November 17, 2008) - Avfuel Corporation, the nation’s leading independent supplier of aviation fuels and services, has announced the winner for its annual AVTRIP Scholarship. Sheila D. Mabbitt, a sixteen year aviation industry veteran, is the recipient of $2,000.00 in award money for the furtherance of her aviation education.



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Vector Helicopter Services Appoints Bede Rocks as Director, Business Development
Monday, November 17, 2008 (1274 reads)Industry Press Releases

Vancouver, Canada (November 17, 2008) - Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (Vector) is pleased to announce that Bede Rocks has joined the Vector Aerospace team in the newly-created position of Director, Business Development - Australasia.



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M7 Aerospace Names Jay W. Trees Director of Sales / Marketing for MRO
Monday, November 17, 2008 (1293 reads)Industry Press Releases

San Antonio, TX (November 17, 2008) - M7 Aerospace has named Jay W. Trees to the position of Director of Sales / Marketing for Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO), with responsibility for growing business and the customer base for the company’s MRO operations.



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Eurocopter receives the first airframe structure for the EC175 prototype from Chinese Harbin Aviation Industry Co.
Monday, November 17, 2008 (1208 reads)Industry Press Releases

Harbin, China (November 17, 2008) - Harbin Aviation Industry Co. (HAIG) has successfully delivered the first EC175 airframe structure to Eurocopter at its factory in Harbin/China in the presence of representatives from both companies. This is the 3rd key milestone for the development of this multi-role medium-twin class 16-passenger helicopter.



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exas Aviation Services and Sierra Aeronautica announce first set of multiple deliveries to private organization in Brazil
Monday, November 17, 2008 (1137 reads)Industry Press Releases

SAO PAULO, Brazil (November 14, 2008) - Texas Aviation Services (TAS), a leader for 37 years in helicopter and aircraft services, along with its in-country partner Sierra Aeronautica, announced today their first set of multiple deliveries to a private organization in Brazil.



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Skyplan opens new Sharjah, UAE facility
Monday, November 17, 2008 (1198 reads)Industry Press Releases

Dubai, UAE (November 16, 2008) - World leading flight support services provider, Skyplan, is proud to announce the launch of its new office in Sharjah, UAE. The size of the development investment is undisclosed.



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Los Angeles' first Air Force Week
Monday, November 17, 2008 (455 reads)Industry Press Releases

Southern California Air Force bases (AFB) participating in Air Force Week include Los Angeles AFB, Vandenberg AFB, Edwards AFB, March Air Reserve Base and Channel Islands Air National Guard Station.



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Geneva Aviation receives Transport Canada approval for its Video System for Eurocopter
Monday, November 17, 2008 (1143 reads)Industry Press Releases

KENT, Wa, (November 14, 2008) — Geneva Aviation, a member of the DART Helicopter Services family of companies, has received Transport Canada approval for its Video System for Eurocopter AS350/AS355/BO-105 and Bell 206/ 407 helicopters. FAA approval has been previously received and EASA approval is pending.



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Mike Turner to Lead Marketing and Corporate Communications at StandardAero
Friday, November 14, 2008 (1258 reads)Industry Press Releases

TEMPE, AZ (November 14, 2008) - StandardAero has promoted Mike Turner to Marketing and Corporate Communications Director at their Tempe, Arizona-based headquarters. He was previously their Corporate Communications Manager.



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Robinson R44 Grand Earns STC for Sagem Avionics Glass Cockpit Retrofit
Friday, November 14, 2008 (1788 reads)Industry Press Releases

Grand Prairie, TX (November 14, 2008) - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) granted a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of a two display configuration of Sagem Avionics (SAFRAN Group) Integrated Cockpit Display System (ICDS) in the Robinson R44 helicopter.



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GKN Aerospace delivers first state-of-the-art Future Lynx airframe on schedule
Friday, November 14, 2008 (1339 reads)Industry Press Releases

November 14, 2008 - GKN Aerospace delivered the first complete, state-of-the-art, Future Lynx Airframe to AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, on schedule, yesterday. The Company has achieved challenging technological goals for this airframe including an 80% reduction in parts count when compared with the existing Super Lynx airframe.



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EMS PILOTS URGED TO SLEEP DURING NIGHT SHIFTS - New White Paper Reinforces NEMSPA’s Longstanding Position
Thursday, November 13, 2008 (1478 reads)Industry Press Releases

Layton, UT (November 11, 2008) - NEMSPA (National EMS Pilots Association) recently released a white paper that clarifies the longstanding issue of EMS pilots sleeping in beds during night shift duty. The paper makes it clear that pilots should obtain sleep at night when possible, and that operators should provide appropriate facilities for sleep.



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Sabreliner Names Craig Anderson as Senior Director of Quality
Thursday, November 13, 2008 (1169 reads)Industry Press Releases

Craig W. Anderson has been appointed senior director of quality and product integrity for Sabreliner Corporation’s Southeast Missouri operations in Perryville, Ste. Genevieve and St. Mary.



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William C. Denninger Named Senior Vice President - Finance at Kaman Corporation; CFO Robert M. Garneau to Retire
Thursday, November 13, 2008 (1150 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (November 13, 2008) - Kaman Corp. today announced that William C. Denninger will assume the role of Senior Vice President - Finance of the company on November 17, 2008. Denninger will become Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer upon the retirement of Robert M. Garneau, 64, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, who is scheduled to retire on December 1, 2008.



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News from CAE
Thursday, November 13, 2008 (1393 reads)Industry Press Releases

MONTREAL, QUEBEC (November 13, 2008) - CAE today reported financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, 2008. Earnings from continuing operations were $48.9 million ($.19 per share) this quarter, compared to $39.0 million ($.15 per share) in the second quarter of last year. Also, Emirates-CAE Flight Training (ECFT) has signed today at the Dubai Helishow, a three-year contract with Caverton Offshore Support Group to be their exclusive Bell 412 helicopter training provider.



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United Arab Emirates Government Selects Blue Sky Network for Flight Tracking and Voice Communications
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (1168 reads)Industry Press Releases

La Jolla, CA (November 12, 2008) - Blue Sky Network, a leading global provider of mobile asset management and fleet management solutions using GPS tracking, today announced the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government has selected Blue Sky Network to provide flight tracking and voice capabilities aboard selected government operated aircraft.



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CAE receives orders for five full-flight simulators and training devices valued at C$63 million
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (1177 reads)Industry Press Releases

Montreal, Canada (November 12, 2008) – CAE has received orders to design and manufacture five full-flight simulators (FFSs) and associated training devices valued at C$63 million at list prices. The contracts are with American Airlines, Air New Zealand, Suzuyo, and Embraer CAE Training Services.



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News from Kaman
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 (1173 reads)Industry Press Releases

BLOOMFIELD, CT (November 11, 2008) - The Kaman Corporation board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 14 cents per share on shares of Kaman common stock. Kaman Corp. have also announced the appointment of Janna L. Drake to Assistant Vice President, Internal Audit, reporting to Robert M. Garneau, Executive President and Chief Financial Officer.



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SkyTrac Systems Exhibits at Helishow Dubai 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (1314 reads)Industry Press Releases

Kelowna, BC, Canada (November 10, 2008) - SkyTrac Systems is pleased to announce that it will be co-exhibiting with its integration partner EuroAvionics, at Helishow Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from November 11 – 13, 2008.



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Sikorsky Aerospace Services to Open Support Center for S-76 ® Helicopters in Abu Dhabi
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (1314 reads)Industry Press Releases

HELISHOW DUBAI (November 11, 2008) - Sikorsky Aerospace Services have announced that Falcon Aviation Services will establish a Customer Support Center in Abu Dhabi for S-76® helicopters. The facility will be the first S-76 helicopter Customer Support Center in the Middle East.



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EADS North America’s Tentainer™ Mobile Shelter Debuts at the U.S. Military Surgeons Association’s Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2008 (1106 reads)Industry Press Releases

ARLINGTON, VA and RUSSELLVILLE, AR (November 10, 2008) - A compact and highly deployable mobile shelter for military medical support missions, emergency response and disaster relief will be unveiled by EADS North America at this month’s Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas, beginning Monday, Nov. 10.



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SRT Training Ensures Success for Baltimore County Police Aviation Unit Aerial Rescue Operations
Monday, November 10, 2008 (1313 reads)Industry Press Releases

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 10, 2008) – When the Baltimore County, Md., Police Department’s Aviation Unit required focused hoist rescue training, it called SRT Helicopters, of Bakersfield to show the unit’s helicopter crews how to expand their emergency response capabilities with newly installed equipment.



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Elvis and His Band of Five Return to Australia by Popular Demand: The Famous Erickson Aircrane Helitankers Set to Battle Bushfires Once Again
Monday, November 10, 2008 (1311 reads)Industry Press Releases

CENTRAL POINT, OR (November 7, 2008 - PR Newswire)) - Five Erickson Aircrane Helitankers, the most versatile high performance helicopters in the world, are steaming toward Australia by ship to join Australian firefighters gearing up for the 2008 bushfire season.



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Bristow Announces Scatsta Contract Award
Monday, November 10, 2008 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

November 10, 2008 - Bristow Helicopters can confirm that it has awarded the interim contract for the Integrated Aviation Consortium, which transports offshore workers from Aberdeen to Scatsta in Shetland, to Eastern Airways.



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Petroleum Air Services buys third EC135 Eurocopter helicopter
Monday, November 10, 2008 (1186 reads)Industry Press Releases

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt (November 10, 2008) - The Egyptian Petroleum Air Services (PAS) has signed an agreement to buy a third EC135 Eurocopter helicopter and 2 helicopters as options.



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Dart Helicopter Services Named Distributor for Spectrolab Products
Friday, November 07, 2008 (1283 reads)Industry Press Releases

PINEY FLATS, TN (November 7, 2008) — Dart Helicopter Services has been selected to market and sell the Spectrolab Illumination product line, including the popular Nightsun® series of searchlights. DART will represent Spectrolab products in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, and the Middle East.



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SPS Technologies Offers Wide Selection of Solid Wall Inserts and Studs
Friday, November 07, 2008 (1191 reads)Industry Press Releases

JENKINTOWN, PA - SPS Technologies, a leading manufacturer of high-strength fasteners and precision components, offers a full line of solid wall design inserts and studs for aerospace applications.



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Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services amalgamating Dallas and Van Nuys engine shops
Friday, November 07, 2008 (1201 reads)Industry Press Releases

Richmond, British Columbia, Canada – Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services (Vector), one of the largest independent providers of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services in North America, announces it will amalgamate its Van Nuys, California Rolls-Royce model 250 engine repair facility with its Dallas, Texas facility by the end of 2008.



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AeroComputers Earns DO-160 Certification for UC-5100 Map System
Friday, November 07, 2008 (1178 reads)Industry Press Releases

Oxnard, CA (November 7, 2008) – AeroComputers, Inc., the industry leader in tactical mission management systems, today announced they had received DO-160E certification for the UC-5100 Moving Map System.



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All Nippon Airways selects Rockwell Collins' Dispatch Program to provide long term B787 avionics support
Friday, November 07, 2008 (1209 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (November 7, 2008) – All Nippon Airways (ANA) has selected Rockwell Collins’ Dispatch Program for their fleet of Boeing 787 aircraft. The program is scheduled to begin upon delivery of the first Boeing 787 to ANA.



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M7 Aerospace Wins Supply Chain Award For Third Year in a Row
Friday, November 07, 2008 (1178 reads)Industry Press Releases

San Antonio, TX (November 6, 2008) – M7 Aerospace has been selected to receive the 2008 Excellence in Innovative Supply Management (EISM) Award, given by the Southwest Forum and the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) in Tempe, Arizona. It is the third year in a row that M7 has earned the award.



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ALEA Call for Nominations
Thursday, November 06, 2008 (1142 reads)Industry Press Releases

The nomination period for Airborne Law Enforcement Association elected offices to serve the term July 2009 through July 2011 will be open from November 1, 2008 to December 15, 2008.



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Oboronprom Corporation and AgustaWestland Agree Upon JV Establishment while UTAir Signs Letter Of Intent For Purchase of AW139s
Thursday, November 06, 2008 (1179 reads)Industry Press Releases

Moscow, Russia (November 6, 2008) - Oboronprom Corporation and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, are pleased to announce they have signed an agreement for the establishment of a 50-50 joint venture Company in Russia to set up and run a civil AW139 helicopter Final Assembly Line



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Guardian Mobility to launch new product, Guardian Mobile Trax, at Helishow Dubai 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 (1252 reads)Industry Press Releases

Ottawa, Canada – Guardian Mobility will launch a new product, Guardian Mobile Trax, at Helishow Dubai 2008 in the United Arab Emirates, November 1-13, 2008, the Middle East's only Helicopter Technology and Operations Exhibition and Conference.



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AeroMedical and Rescue Expert Gadbois Featured at Dubai Helishow ‘08
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 (1442 reads)Industry Press Releases

BAKERSFIELD, CA (November 5, 2008) – Christian Gadbois, president and CEO of SRT Helicopters of Bakersfield will be a featured speaker at the Dubai Air Medical & Rescue Show during the Dubai Helishow ’08, Nov. 11-13, 2008, at East Hall, Airport Expo, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.



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Executive Air Taxi Corporation Announces Launch of New Helicopter Division to provide emergency medical helicopter service.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 (1393 reads)Industry Press Releases

Bismarck, ND (November 4, 2008) - Executive Air Taxi Corporation today announced the launch of a new helicopter division geared toward providing emergency medical service (EMS) response capability.



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Eurocopter announces the Sale of 10 EC155 B1 Dauphins and 5 AS350 B3 Ecureuils at Airshow China in Zhuhai
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 (1153 reads)Industry Press Releases

Zhuhai, China (November 4, 2008) - Eurocopter and its subsidiary in China sign for 10 EC155 B1s with Citic Offshore Helicopter (COHC), the main offshore operator and 5 AS350B3s with Allyway to be employed for aerial works and utility missions.



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Saudi Arabian Airlines selects Rockwell Collins communication, navigation and surveillance systems
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 (1336 reads)Industry Press Releases

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (November 4, 2008) – Saudi Arabian Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins’ to provide a comprehensive package of communication, navigation and surveillance avionics for 50 new Airbus A320 family aircraft.



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NAASCO Announces "Over One Million Flight Hours on Eurocopter Products"
Wednesday, November 05, 2008 (1102 reads)Industry Press Releases

Shirley, NY - NAASCO Northeast Corporation is please to announce its "Mercury Mod" Configured Starter Generators have accumulated over One Million combined flight hours on Eurocopter Products including the AS350, AS355, AS365, EC120, EC130, EC135 and EC145 Helicopters.



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Rep-Air Aviation Signs Agreement with Peninsula Avionics to Distribute in the Dominican Republic
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 (1465 reads)Industry Press Releases

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (August 18, 2008) - Rep-Air Aviation have signed an agreement with Florida-based avionics repair shop, Peninsula Avionics, acquiring the rights to distribute their products and services in the Dominican Republic and its vicinities.



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Sikorsky Aerospace Services Announces Multimillion Dollar Contract to Convert Colombian Air Force BLACK HAWK Helicopters
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 (1301 reads)Industry Press Releases

STRATFORD, Conn (November 4, 2008) - Sikorsky Aerospace Services, the aftermarket company of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., today announced a multimillion- dollar contract to convert six Colombian Air Force UH-60A BLACK HAWK helicopters into the more modern UH-60L configuration.



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New Rolls-Royce On-Wing Care Service Center Lands in South America
Tuesday, November 04, 2008 (1213 reads)Industry Press Releases

(November 3, 2008) - Rolls-Royce today opened a new On-Wing Care service center in Brazil to support the growing fleet of Rolls-Royce Trent engines in South America.



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News from Ametek
Monday, November 03, 2008 (1785 reads)Industry Press Releases

AMETEK Aerospace will provide Embraer (Empresa Brasilieira de Aeron ά utica S.A.) with the Windshield Heater Controller (WHC) system for its new Legacy 400-500 Family of Executive Jets. AMETEK, Inc. has also acquired UK-based, Muirhead Aerospace Limited, a leading manufacturer of motion technology products and a provider of avionics repair and overhaul services for the aerospace and defense markets.



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China Cargo Airlines selects Rockwell Collins’ avionics for 10 Boeing 777’s
Monday, November 03, 2008 (1119 reads)Industry Press Releases

Zhuhai, CHINA (November 3, 2008) – China Cargo Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a comprehensive package of communication, navigation and surveillance avionics for 10 Boeing 777 aircraft.



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Tyco Electronics Introduces LSZH Profibus Cables for Marine Networks
Monday, November 03, 2008 (1287 reads)Industry Press Releases

HARRISBURG, Pa (September 30, 2008) – A new family of cables from Tyco Electronics offer a low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) design in water-blocked and nonwater-blocked versions that meet rigorous requirements of flammability, smoke emissions, and halogen content.



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FLIGHT FOR LIFE - McHenry Base Mechanic Wins Transport Mechanic’s Award of Excellence
Monday, November 03, 2008 (1104 reads)Industry Press Releases

McHenry, Illinois (October 27, 2008) — On October 20th in Minneapolis, Les Love, FLIGHT FOR LIFE - McHenry Base mechanic, was presented with the Association of Air Medical Services’ (AAMS) Transport Mechanic’s Award of Excellence at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) awards banquet.



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Recently Branded Avfuel Fixed-Base Operator Utah Jet Center (LGU) Reports New Management
Monday, November 03, 2008 (1081 reads)