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Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota, an international provider of integrated MRO and training services for rotorcraft aviation, has signed a cooperation agreement with a UK-based Cobham Helicopter Academy. The two companies will partner on developing and providing joint training programs for helicopter maintenance personnel and other specialists. Starting the cooperation, Helisota’s customers will receive access to a wider range… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 31-Mar-17

Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham will be attending HAI Heli-Expo this year and launching its new Helicopter Academy for the first time as well as displaying some of its newest and most popular technology. Cobham is a global organisation with a wide range of aerospace and defence capabilities. With more than 80 years in business, Cobham is a market… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 04-Mar-17

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Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Known as V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS), the system will utilize Cobham’s existing FR300 Hose Drum Unit with some modifications.  The roll-on/roll-off kit will enable the Marines to use their land- and carrier-based MV-22B aircraft to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, thereby extending their operational range and loiter times. Design and production… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Nov-16

Cobham adds improved feature to Radio Management Systems

Cobham adds improved feature to Radio Management Systems

The TSO-certified RMS 555 Radio Management System is installed on nearly 500 U.S. Military T6-A trainer aircraft, and consists of the RMU-556 Radio Management Unit, KDA-557 RMS Data Adaptor, and RMS-555 Configuration Module. It is also installed in rotorcraft and various international fixed-wing military trainer aircraft. Cobham’s solution will update the RMS 555 system by… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 12-Sep-16

New CEO for Cobham plc

New CEO for Cobham plc

Cobham plc announces that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bob Murphy, is to step down from his role and from the Board no later than the end of 2016 to pursue other opportunities.  The Board thanks Bob for his leadership during challenging times, including: the development of a clear strategy with a focus on connectivity;… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 17-Aug-16

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

LAPD selects Cobham RT-7000 Tactical Radio

The LAPD Air Support Division (ASD) is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world.  The LAPD fleet consists of fourteen Eurocopter AS350B2 and five Bell Jet Ranger B3 helicopters, as well as one King Air fixed wing aircraft.  Their mission is to provide city-wide air support to patrol units in their efforts… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Jul-16

Cobham poaches CFO from rival QinetiQ

Cobham poaches CFO from rival QinetiQ

Cobham plc is pleased to announce the appointment of David Mellors as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). His starting date is to be confirmed but not expected to be later than 1 January 2017. David is currently CFO of QinetiQ Group plc, the FTSE 250 science and engineering company that operates primarily in the defence, security… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jul-16

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham signs 18-month military test flight contract with QinetiQ

Cobham have announced the signing of a contract with QinetiQ for the provision of helicopter support to the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) and Rotary Wing Test and Evaluation Squadron (RWTES).  Both of these organisations are are jointly operated by QinetiQ and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) under the Long-Term Partnering Agreement. Cobham will… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 06-Jun-16

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Ramco signs multi-million dollar tech deal with Cobham Aviation Services

Ramco signs multi-million dollar tech deal with Cobham Aviation Services

Ramco Systems, a leading Maintenance & Engineering (M&E) and MRO software provider to Global Aerospace and Defence industry today announced the signing of a multi-year global mandate with Cobham Aviation Services, aviation solution specialist to defence, government and commercial customers, to implement a company-wide engineering transformation programme. Cobham Aviation Services will implement the Ramco Aviation… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 17-Jul-15

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UK Military Flying Training System – 3 bids received

UK Military Flying Training System – 3 bids received

In April Ascent successfully achieved Review Note approval for the Rotary Wing business case and proceeded to the assessment phase.  Ascent released the Request For Proposal to Industry and is currently engaged with 3 bidders and working towards a preferred solution next year.  Ascent received three responses from industry regarding the RFP issued for the… Read more »

Source: Ascent, 26-Nov-14

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Cobham to unveil Innovative New Safety System at OTC 2014

Cobham to unveil Innovative New Safety System at OTC 2014

Cobham Life Support will be introducing its new maritime safety system, Survivor+ at OTC 2014, May 5-8 in Houston, Texas. The Survivor+ Personal Overboard Survival System, a new class of ‘wearable’ PFD (Personal Flotation Device), uniquely incorporates both a SOLAS approved inflatable life jacket and a personal life raft into a single system worn as… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Apr-14

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Cobham Receives Orders for V-22 Refuelling Probes

Cobham Receives Orders for V-22 Refuelling Probes

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) by Boeing and Cobham in June 2013, Cobham has recently secured the first two annual Lots for the supply of Refuelling Probes for the V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft in support of the second V-22 multiyear award from the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR). Capable of… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 19-Feb-14

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Cobham at AUSA 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Cobham at AUSA 2013 Annual Meeting & Exposition

Cobham will exhibit at the Association of the US Army’s (AUSA) 2013 Annual Meeting and Exposition, 21-23 October 2013, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. Cobham’s stand – #7143 in Halls D-E upstairs – will display capabilities including: * Deployable Oxygen Generation System – Medium (DOGS-M) to supply medical oxygen for… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 24-Oct-13

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Cobham appoints Executive VP of Communications

Cobham appoints Executive VP of Communications

Cobham has appointed Victoria Pender to the position of Executive Vice President (EVP), Communications, with effect from 30 September 2013. Victoria brings to Cobham more than 20 years of business experience and a strong background in leadership and change management, providing strategic counsel to companies operating in sensitive, regulated environments. Operating from the Group’s Wimborne,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Oct-13

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Cobham wins $7.1M contract to upgrade AH-64 Nitrogen Inerting Unit

Cobham wins $7.1M contract to upgrade AH-64 Nitrogen Inerting Unit

Cobham has been awarded a contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) worth up to $7.1 million to overhaul and upgrade Nitrogen Inerting Units (NIUs) for the AH-64 Apache helicopter. The work will be performed by Cobham Life Support in Davenport, Iowa, beginning in 2013. In September 2012, Cobham received a five year Indefinite… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 02-Aug-13

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Brabners advises on FB Heliservices sale for £74 million

Brabners advises on FB Heliservices sale for £74 million

Leading North West law firm Brabners has advised Bristow Helicopters Limited on its sale of 50% of FB Heliservices Limited to Cobham plc for £74 million announced today. Bristow is the leading provider of helicopter services to the worldwide offshore energy industry in addition to providing search and rescue services in various countries across the… Read more »

Source: Brabners, 19-Jul-13

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Cobham buys Bristow out of FB joint venture for £74 million

Cobham buys Bristow out of FB joint venture for £74 million

Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or ‘the Group’) today announces that it has completed the acquisition of the 50% shareholding that it did not already own in FB Heliservices Ltd, FB Leasing Limited and FBS Limited (together ‘FBH’), from its long standing joint venture partner, Bristow Helicopters Limited (‘Bristow’).  The transaction comprises cash consideration of £74 million… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Jul-13

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Cobham appoints EVP of Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions

Cobham appoints EVP of Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions

Cobham has named Robert (Rob) Mullins to the position of Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions, replacing David Johnston, who has decided to leave the company. Rob will report directly to Cobham plc chief executive officer, Bob Murphy, and be based initially at the Group’s Corporate North America office in Arlington, Virginia,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 26-Jun-13

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Cobham to equip State Police helicopters in Brazil

Cobham to equip State Police helicopters in Brazil

Cobham’s Brazilian subsidiary – has secured its first major contract in Brazil to equip State Police helicopters with High Definition (HD) video surveillance downlinks which will be used on helicopters in 12 cities during the 2013 Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The contract was developed with a local integration partner following the opening… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 27-Mar-13

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Cobham to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2013

Cobham to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2013

Cobham will exhibit at HELI-EXPO 2013, during 5-7 March 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cobham’s stands, located in the North Hall #4831 and Central Hall #715, will highlight solutions in the following key areas: COBHAM, BOOTH N4831: Antennas –multi-frequency and direction finding antennas for search and rescue operations police, fire departments and air ambulance services;… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 04-Mar-13

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Cobham’s Advanced Avionics Suite selected for S61T program

Cobham’s Advanced Avionics Suite selected for S61T program

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced plans to equip Sikorsky’s modernized S-61T™ helicopter with a suite of advanced avionics provided by S-TEC Corporation/Cobham Commercial Systems (Cobham) of Mineral Wells, Texas.  In early 2010, the U.S. Department of State entered into an IDIQ (indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity) agreement to purchase up to 110 modernized S-61 helicopters for… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Feb-13

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Cobham granted HeliSAS™ CAAC certification in China

Cobham granted HeliSAS™ CAAC certification in China

Cobham Commercial Systems has announced a significant milestone for their HeliSAS™ Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot.  The Civilian Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) has granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) #VSTC0591 to Cobham, allowing installation of HeliSAS on hundreds of Bell 407 helicopters in that country. With more than 100 systems installed in the United States,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 23-Jan-13

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EASA certifies Cobham HeliSAS™ on AS350/EC130

EASA certifies Cobham HeliSAS™ on AS350/EC130

Cobham has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its HeliSAS™ Stability Augmentation System and Autopilot by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA).  STC #10049171 allows installation of HeliSAS on a significant new range of Eurocopter helicopters, including: AS350B, B1, B2, B3, BA, D, and EC130B4 models across the European Union. With more than… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 18-Jan-13

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Cobham Digital Control System Audio Selected for AW119Kx

Cobham Digital Control System Audio Selected for AW119Kx

Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected for Life Flight Network’s fifteen new AgustaWestland AW119Kx single-engine helicopters.  Life Flight Network of Aurora, Oregon – one of the world’s leading air medical transport providers – is the first customer for the AW119Kx and will be taking delivery of the aircraft during 2013. DACS is… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 16-Jan-13

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Cobham to supply srea microphone preamplifier for CH-53K

Cobham to supply srea microphone preamplifier for CH-53K

Cobham has won an order from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to supply its Model 265-005 Area Microphone Preamplifier for the United States Marine Corps’ CH-53K Super Stallion Heavy Lift Helicopter. Cobham Aerospace Communications manufactures Area Microphone Preamplifier Equipment compatible with several manufacturers’ voice and data recorders used across a wide range of aircraft applications.  The Model… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 11-Jan-13

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Soloy Aviation Solutions is now a Cobham/S-TEC dealer

Soloy Aviation Solutions is now a Cobham/S-TEC dealer

Soloy Aviation Solutions is now a Cobham/S-TEC dealer. “Since our Avionics Services became operational two years ago we have experienced increasing interests from general aviation clients, especially Cessna 206 owners converting to our MKII turbo prop, for Cobham/S-TEC autopilot sales, maintenance and repair,” Dave Stauffer, Soloy’s CEO said. “Adding Cobham to our line of dealerships… Read more »

Source: Soloy, 13-Dec-12

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Cobham appoints new CFO

Cobham appoints new CFO

On 26 April 2012, Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or the ‘Group’) announced that Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) Warren Tucker would be standing down from the Board at the Annual General Meeting in April 2013, after completing ten years of service. Today Cobham is pleased to announce the appointment of Simon Nicholls as Chief Financial Officer of… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 27-Nov-12

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Cobham donates $72K radio for Yavapai County Sheriff R44

Cobham donates $72K radio for Yavapai County Sheriff R44

Yavapai County Sheriff Scott Mascher has accepted a donated RT-5000 radio from Cobham Aerospace Communications. The $72,000 radio was custom-built for YCSO, and can be upgraded as technology changes. (see full story)

25-Nov-12

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Cobham announces Digital Audio Control System Upgrade

Cobham announces Digital Audio Control System Upgrade

Cobham Aerospace Communications has added new products to its Digital Audio Control System (DACS) family. The new AMU50-600 Audio Management Unit, the processing point for all operator audio, is designed with a mounting tray for easy installation and removal. When combined with the ACP53-600 Audio Control Panel with removable legends, Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 26-Sep-12

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Cobham to provide comms package for Korean National Police’s Surion program

Cobham to provide comms package for Korean National Police’s Surion program

Cobham Aerospace Communications has been selected to provide the audio/radio communications package for the Korean National Police Agency’s (KNPA) new Surion utility helicopter. The twin-engine Surion was jointly developed by Korean Aerospace Industries (KAI) and Eurocopter and is expected to begin service in 2014. Surions produced for the KNPA through 2025 will feature Cobham’s lightweight… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Sep-12

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Cobham to supply OBIGGS Inerting Units for US Army Apache in $15M contract

Cobham to supply OBIGGS Inerting Units for US Army Apache in $15M contract

Cobham has been awarded a five-year Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract valued at some $15 million to supply On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (OBIGGS) Nitrogen Inert Units for US Army AH-64 Apache helicopters. Cobham is providing a new configuration of Nitrogen Inert Unit (NIU) that will increase safety, improve supportability, and extend sustainment for… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 10-Sep-12

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FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

FB Heliservices wins two year Albanian training contract

Cobham Aviation Services joint venture FB Heliservices has been awarded a two year contract to provide helicopter flying training to the Albanian Ministry of Defence. FB Heliservices will provide a series of courses which will provide multi-engine type conversion, glass cockpit familiarisation, instrument flying and Search And Rescue training to 12 Albanian Air Force pilots… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 02-Aug-12

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FB Heliservices signs Albanian military training contract

FB Heliservices signs Albanian military training contract

I am delighted to announce that FB Heliservices Limited has signed a contract with Albania’s Ministry of Defence to train a team of Air Force helicopter pilots and Search and Rescue crewmen at DHFS. The contract covers the training of twelve pilots and four crewmen operators. The first course is due to commence in July… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 23-Jul-12

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Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham and DAC International complete first Brazilian HeliSAS® installation

Cobham Commercial Systems and DAC International have announced the first installation of a HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System in Brazil.  Cobham, HeliSAS’ manufacturer, and DAC, HeliSAS’ South American sales representative, worked with Aristek Comércio Aeronautico, Sao Paulo, to install the system on a privately-owned Eurocopter AS350 B3 helicopter. HeliSAS is lightweight, and designed specifically… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 11-Jul-12

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Cobham to supply critical helicopter components for Afghan pilot training

Cobham to supply critical helicopter components for Afghan pilot training

Cobham has announced that three of their business units will provide critical components for six MD530F training helicopters bound for Shindand Air Base in Afghanistan in 2012. Via their partner, EDMO Distributors, Cobham Aerospace Communications will supply four N301A audio controllers, Cobham Antenna Systems will provide VHF Communications, VOR/LOC/GS V-Dipole, DME, and Navigation Splitter Antennas, and Cobham… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 08-May-12

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Cobham CFO to stand down

Cobham CFO to stand down

Warren Tucker, who has served as Chief Financial Officer (‘CFO’) of Cobham plc (‘Cobham’) since May 2003, had previously discussed with the Cobham Board long term planning with regard to tenure on the Board. Following Andy Stevens’ retirement for medical reasons and at the Board’s request a final decision was delayed to allow for the… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 30-Apr-12

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Cobham appoints new CEO

Cobham appoints new CEO

On 18 November 2011, Cobham announced that Chief Executive Officer Andy Stevens had decided to take early retirement due to the recurrence of a long term serious back injury. The Chairman, John Devaney, assumed the position of Executive Chairman while a search for Andy’s successor was conducted. Today Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or the ‘Group’) is… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 24-Apr-12

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Cobham’s Flexcomm system selected for US Army Lakotas

Cobham’s Flexcomm system selected for US Army Lakotas

Cobham Aerospace Communications has been selected to supply its Flexcomm communications system for 39 UH-72A Lakota Light Utility Helicopters (LUH), as part of E b ADS North America’s Lakota Mission Equipment Package (MEP) in 2012. Cobham has already supplied over 200 such systems for the Lakotas, and the entire fleet order is anticipated to be… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 09-Apr-12

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Cobham provides downlink for US Army UH-72s

Cobham provides downlink for US Army UH-72s

Cobham is providing a crucial downlink as part of a Security and Support Mission Equipment Package designed to better support law enforcement and assist during state responses. This package includes a dual channel, high resolution Cobham tactical downlink system, with both FM and COFDM links. The High Resolution Downlink enables agents or National Guardsmen on… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 09-Apr-12

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Eurocopter selects Cobham digital audio for EC175

Eurocopter selects Cobham digital audio for EC175

Cobham’s Digital Audio Control System (DACS) has been selected as forward-fit for the new Eurocopter EC175. Since 2008, DACS has been forward-fit on more medium and heavy helicopters than any other digital audio system in the world, including the EC135, 635, 225, 725, and 155. The EC175, a seven metric ton-category helicopter, will feature enhanced… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Mar-12

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FB Heliservices renews Defence Helicopter Flying School contract

FB Heliservices renews Defence Helicopter Flying School contract

Cobham Aviation Services is delighted to confirm that FB Heliservices has announced it has been awarded a four (4) year contract plus two (2) possible one year extensions by the UK Ministry of Defence to continue to provide helicopter flying training at RAF Shawbury, RAF Valley and AAC Middle Wallop, together with support services at… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 06-Mar-12

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Cobham Announces HeliSAS® Special for Heli-Expo

Cobham Announces HeliSAS® Special for Heli-Expo

Cobham Commercial Systems has announced an exciting promotion for Heli-Expo 2012: Between February 1, 2012 and March 16, 2012, operators who purchase a HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System will qualify for a discount of up to $10,500, based upon the type of system purchased.  Discount does not apply to installation costs. HeliSAS reduces pilot… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 14-Feb-12

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FAA approves Cobham to transfer Artex ELT products to Florida

FAA approves Cobham to transfer Artex ELT products to Florida

Cobham Beacon Solutions announced they have received 24 Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorizations from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the Artex Emergency Locator Transmitter (ELT) product line. The FAA has allowed transition of the previous approval from Cobham Avionics in Prescott, AZ to ACR Electronics in Fort Lauderdale FL under the new Part 21… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 09-Feb-12

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UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

UK special forces add fifth N3 Dauphin

The UK’s Special Air Service (SAS), the elite unit of the Army Air Corps, has taken delivery of a fifth Eurocopter AS365N3 Dauphin.  Industry sources tell HeliHub.com that the upcoming Olympics in London has inter alia placed additional responsibilities on the SAS, hence the need for the extra aircraft.  It is expected to take up… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Jan-12

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Cobham searches for new CEO

Cobham searches for new CEO

Cobham plc announces that Andy Stevens has informed the Board that he is unable to continue as Cobham’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) due to the recurrence of a long term serious back injury and has therefore decided to take early retirement. The Chairman, John Devaney, will temporarily assume the position of Executive Chairman while a… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 29-Nov-11

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Bristow appoints new quality and safety manager

Bristow appoints new quality and safety manager

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. has appointed Ian Taylor as the company’s new quality and safety manager for its European business unit. With more than 20 years experience in the aviation industry, Taylor joins Bristow from its affiliate group FB Heliservices Ltd (FBH) where he held the same role. Taylor will relocate from Dubai to the company’s… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 29-Nov-11

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Cobham partners with Carson Helicopters on Sikorsky retrofits

Cobham partners with Carson Helicopters on Sikorsky retrofits

Cobham and Carson Helicopters have announced a partnership to provide an advanced suite of avionics for Sikorsky S-61, S-76, and UH-60 derivative helicopter retrofits. The Integrated Systems business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems will supply a highly integrated flight deck that features large-format synthetic vision flight displays, advanced flight management capability, integrated hazard alerting (terrain,… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 02-Nov-11

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World’s smallest personal locator beacon gets FCC approval

World’s smallest personal locator beacon gets FCC approval

Cobham’s ResQLinkâ„¢, the world’s smallest 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacon (PLB), is now being shipped to dealers in the U.S. following FCC approvals. The ResQLinkâ„¢ from ACR Electronics, a business unit of Cobham Commercial Systems, is small and light enough to hold comfortably in one hand yet powerful enough to guide rescuers to within 100… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 28-Oct-11

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FB Heliservices wins 8-year SAR contract

FB Heliservices wins 8-year SAR contract

FB Heliservices Ltd, a joint venture of Cobham and Bristow Helicopters, has been awarded an eight year contract by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence to provide helicopter air reconnaissance capacity to the Dutch Caribbean Coastguard. The contract is worth approximately €45 million. “This contract breaks new ground for FB Heliservices and we’re very pleased with… Read more »

Source: FB Heliservices, 24-Oct-11

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Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters to exhibit at Helitech

Bristow Helicopters Ltd. today announced that it will exhibit at Helitech 2011, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition, at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, near Cambridge in the United Kingdom, from September 27-29. Bristow will cohost Chalet #9 with Bristow Group affiliate FB Heliservices Limited. Bristow representatives will present Bristow’s offshore helicopter services to prospective customers… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 22-Sep-11

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Cobham’s HeliSAS Granted FAA Type Certification for AS350 and EC130

Cobham’s HeliSAS Granted FAA Type Certification for AS350 and EC130

MINERAL WELLS, Texas – HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on the Eurocopter AS350 model series and EC130 helicopters. Earlier this year, HeliSAS was STC’d on the Bell 206B, 206L, and 407 models. HeliSAS sets a new standard in helicopter… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 28-Jun-11

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Cobham select On Course Solutions to provide HeliSASâ„¢ training

Cobham select On Course Solutions to provide HeliSASâ„¢ training

On Course Solutions, Inc., a leading aviation consulting company, announced that the company has been selected by Cobham to provide customer pilot training for Cobham’s HeliSAS® Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System. Jim Shirey, president and founder of On Course Solutions, remarked, “I have no doubt that the significant stability enhancement provided by the HeliSAS system will… Read more »

Source: On Course Solutions, 01-Jun-11

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USAF approves Cobham’s Mobile Aircrew Restraint System for use in HH-60Gs

USAF approves Cobham’s Mobile Aircrew Restraint System for use in HH-60Gs

ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Cobham has received a Release for Flight certificate from the US Air Force for the Mobile Aircrew Restraint System (MARS), meaning the restraint system is now flight-worthy and approved for use by the service’s HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters. “The MARS is a great system which I think will provide real value… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Apr-11

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Aspen Avionics improves integration with Cobham’s S-TEC autopilots

Aspen Avionics improves integration with Cobham’s S-TEC autopilots

Aspen Avionics and Cobham announced today that the companies are working together to enable the Aspen EFD1000 to directly interface to the S-TEC 55X and 60-series autopilot computers for altitude pre-select, autopilot mode, and flight director functionality. This expanded integration means overall reduced equipment cost for Cobham autopilot customers installing their systems in conjunction with… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 29-Mar-11

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Cobham HeliSAS earns FAA certification on B206, 206L and 407

Cobham HeliSAS earns FAA certification on B206, 206L and 407

HeliSAS, Cobham’s Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System, has been granted Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) status by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Bell 206B, 206L, and 407 helicopters. By reducing pilot workload and increasing aircraft stability, HeliSAS sets a new standard in helicopter safety. HeliSAS provides precise control during all modes of flight, regardless of… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 07-Mar-11

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Cobham upgrades RT-5000P transceiver

Cobham upgrades RT-5000P transceiver

PRESCOTT, Arizona – Cobham has announced a significant enhancement to their Flexcomm Tactical Communications line-up: the new RT-5000P all-band P-25 transceiver. The new RT-5000P: Covers all current and future P-25 public service frequency bands with one radio Features front panel programmability (FPP) of all AM/FM P-25 channel information (no computer required) Offers a new, powerful… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 04-Mar-11

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Cobham Integrated Cockpit Simulator to Debut at Heli-Expo

Cobham Integrated Cockpit Simulator to Debut at Heli-Expo

Cobham has announced the debut of their Integrated Cockpit Simulator in Booth 4028 at Heli-Expo. The two-seat unit will feature Cobham’s large-format 3D Synthetic Vision EFIS, Audio and Radio products, and the HeliSAS Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System. About Cobham Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 03-Mar-11

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FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

FB Heliservices brings third SAR AW139 online to train new customer

FB Heliservices are well known in the UK as the lead supplier of MRCOA (Military Registered Civil Owned Aircraft), specifically including the Squirrel and Griffon fleets.  They also operate some of these aircraft on contract to other overseas governments, and readers may recall one of their AW139s resplendent in black/yellow colours on the AgustaWestland exhibitor… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Feb-11

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Los Angeles Police Department selects Cobham EFIS

Los Angeles Police Department selects Cobham EFIS

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has announced the selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of Eurocopter and Bell helicopters. LAPD is the largest municipal airborne law enforcement operation in the world and serves a population base of four million.  Operating a fleet of nineteen patrol helicopters in… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 01-Feb-11

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AgustaWestland and Eurocopter to contest UK military training deal

AgustaWestland and Eurocopter to contest UK military training deal

The UK’s requirement to modernise its training system for military helicopter crews has drawn initial bids from two contenders, industry sources say. A final RFP is scheduled for release in March, with this to require the companies to submit final bids. A decision is expected in late 2011 or early 2012

Source: Flightglobal, 26-Jan-11

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Cobham to supply antennas and avionics for Korean utility helicopter

Cobham to supply antennas and avionics for Korean utility helicopter

MARLOW, United Kingdom: Cobham will provide antennas and avionics for the indigenous Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH), under a multi-million pound long term agreement with the manufacturer, Korean Aerospace Industries Ltd. Cobham Antenna Systems, part of the Cobham Defence Systems Division, will supply a suite of communications and navigation antennas manufactured in the UK alongside a… Read more »

Source: Cobham plc, 20-Dec-10

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Los Angeles County Sheriff selects Cobham Synthetic Vision EFIS for AS350B2 fleet

Los Angeles County Sheriff selects Cobham Synthetic Vision EFIS for AS350B2 fleet

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) has announced the selection of Cobham to supply Synthetic Vision Electronic Flight Instrument Systems (EFIS) for their fleet of 14 Eurocopter AS 350 B2 helicopters. The aircraft, completed by Hangar One, Carlsbad, California, will come equipped with Cobham’s two- screen, 3D synthetic vision EFIS system, including: Primary Flight… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 11-Oct-10

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Cobham expects HeliSAS certification on Bell 206/407 and AS350 by year-end

Cobham expects HeliSAS certification on Bell 206/407 and AS350 by year-end

Cobham is confident the new low-cost autopilot product will eventually become available for several light helicopter models.

Source: Flightglobal, 24-Feb-10

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Sikorsky awards Cobham contract for CH-53K blades

Sikorsky awards Cobham contract for CH-53K blades

Defence group Cobham has won a contract to make components for US army helicopters, helping its American expansion plans.

Source: London Evening Standard, 18-Feb-10

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Cobham Appoints Chairman Designate

Cobham Appoints Chairman Designate

Cobham plc (‘Cobham’ or ‘the Group’) announces the appointment of John Devaney as an independent Non-executive Director and Chairman designate with effect from 1 February 2010. Mr Devaney is currently executive chairman of National Express plc, a position held since April 2009 and non executive chairman of the National Air Traffic Services Ltd, a position… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 25-Jan-10

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Cobham Acquires SafeLife Systems

Cobham Acquires SafeLife Systems

Cobham today announced the acquisition of SafeLife Systems, a satellite self-test detection service from PROCON Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The newly acquired service gives thousands of owners of 406 MHz Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs), Emergency Locator Transmitters (ELTs) and Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRBs) the ability to send non-distress messages via text/email to… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 21-Jan-10

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FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

FB Heliservices establishes new AW139 flight

M onths of hard work and preparation are finally coming to fruition with the arrival of the AW139s and the first students at Valley.

Source: FB Heliservices, 12-Aug-09

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Cobham and Arrow Aviation receive helicopter IFR approval for glass cockpit

Source: Chelton Flight Systems, 10-Aug-09

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Trinidad and Tobago Orders Four AW139 Helicopters

Trinidad and Tobago Orders Four AW139 Helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the government of Trinidad and Tobago has signed a contract to purchase four AW139 medium twin turbine helicopters. Trinidad and Tobago’s Air Guard (TTAG) will establish a dedicated unit to use these helicopters for search and rescue, surface surveillance, law enforcement, drug interdiction and disaster relief… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 31-Jul-09

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Cobham, Arrow Aviation Receive Helicopter IFR Approval for Glass Cockpit

Source: Vertical, 02-Jun-09

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Cobham Avionics Announces Large-Format Flight Display

Source: Vertical, 25-May-09

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FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

FB Heliservices Takes Delivery of Its First AW139 Helicopter

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Apr-09

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Cobham cockpit comes together

Source: AIN, 25-Feb-09

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