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EASA certifies AgustaWestland AW169

EASA certifies AgustaWestland AW169

AgustaWestland announced today the new generation AW169 helicopter has been issued with type certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on 15 July 2015. Delivery of the first production helicopters to customers will now commence. AgustaWestland has achieved EASA type certification less than five years after the AW169 programme launch. This achievement has been… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 16-Jul-15

EASA validates FAA STC for Garmin GTN 650/750 in various JAR27 helicopters

EASA validates FAA STC for Garmin GTN 650/750 in various JAR27 helicopters

Garmin is pleased to announce that it has received the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) validation of the U.S. Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the GTN 650/750 series touchscreen avionics and GMA 35 remote audio panel in select Part 27 helicopters. With this validation, these avionics are certified and approved for installation in several popular… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Jul-15

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EASA’s Annual Safety Conference to focus on Training

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference to focus on Training

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference has a long standing tradition, every year addressing a different safety topic. The 2015 EASA Safety Conference focuses on the topic of Training for aircrew, but also for other activities like maintenance, RPAS, new simulation technologies etc. The conference will open on Wednesday 14 October, by EU Commissioner for Transport, Ms… Read more »

Source: EASA, 15-Jul-15

EASA Approves Aspen EFD1000H Primary Flight Display for Bell 206

EASA Approves Aspen EFD1000H Primary Flight Display for Bell 206

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the Evolution Flight Display System (EFD), announced today European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of its EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into Bell and Bell/Agusta 206 models under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) 10053378. The lightweight and compact form factor of Aspen’s helicopter PFD system is a perfect fit… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 30-Jun-15

Australia – CASA calls on FAA and EASA to act over R44 bladder tanks

Australia – CASA calls on FAA and EASA to act over R44 bladder tanks

The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) has called on US and European regulators to improve the safety of helicopter fuel systems. See Full Story

Source: Australian Flying, 22-Jun-15

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

EASA Certifies Sikorsky S-92 Rig Approach

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of Rig Approach™ for the S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Rig Approach provides operators with an automated approach to offshore rig and platform landings. Rig Approach is available as an option on the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Jun-15

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

Korean Coast Guard Choose More AEM Loud Speaker System

The Korean Coast Guard has once again selected AEM’s Loud Speaker systems. The newest contract is for 700W systems to be set up on their Ka-32 helicopters. The immediate requirement is for five systems that will be installed, tested and certified in Korea by LG International’s Aviation Unit. The systems include AA21-400 PA/Siren Control Units,… Read more »

Source: AEM, 12-Jun-15

Bell expands capabilities in Prague

Bell expands capabilities in Prague

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it has received approval to perform maintenance and customization on all Canadian registered aircraft under the certification of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) at its facility in Prague, Czech Republic. “We continue to enhance our customer offerings at Bell Helicopter Prague to maximize… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Jun-15

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Silk Way Helicopter Services to become AW service center

Silk Way Helicopter Services to become AW service center

The Azerbaijani airline, Silk Way Helicopter Services (SWHS), is ready to become a service center for AgustaWestland in the region, the aviation portal ATO.ru quoted the airline’s director general, Azer Sultanov, as saying June 8. See full story.

Source: Trend, 10-Jun-15

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EASA announces date for Ninth Rotorcraft Symposium

EASA announces date for Ninth Rotorcraft Symposium

The Ninth EASA Rotorcraft Symposium will be held on 2-3 December at the Hilton Hotel in Cologne. If you are interested to be part of the European forum for the rotary wing community, please fill the online registration here. You will then receive a confirmation from EASA of your enrolment. Registration closes on 14 November 2015. Don’t… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Jun-15

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SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Chooses AEM for Repairs

SkyTrac Systems, the world’s premier provider of flight data monitoring, business data, and fleet situational awareness solutions has chosen Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp (AEM) as their primary repair facility. With AEM’s proven track record of excellent customer support and extensive experience in the aviation industry, it was a perfect fit for this partnership. “We’re pleased… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac, 27-May-15

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HAL Dhruv completes noise tests for EASA certification

HAL Dhruv completes noise tests for EASA certification

As part of a process to acquire certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for Advance Light Helicopter-Dhruv, HAL carried out noise measurement flight trials at Mysuru airport recently in compliance with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO). The EASA representatives witnessed the entire flight test and preliminary analysis of the recorded noise data,… Read more »

Source: HAL, 22-May-15

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Mecaer Aviation Group Achieves STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group Achieves STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent

Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG) announced it has been awarded the highly anticipated EASA STC for the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury interior. MAG achieved the STC for the MAGnificent ahead of schedule and installation was completed on time in the very first Bell 429 at the Bell Helicopter Prague facility.  The Bell 429 Demonstrator will be… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 19-May-15

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ABLE SECURES FAA APPROVAL ON FIVE NEW BELL HELICOPTER PMAs

ABLE SECURES FAA APPROVAL ON FIVE NEW BELL HELICOPTER PMAs

Able Aerospace, Inc.  has received FAA approval on five new rotor wing PMAs, further expanding one of the industry’s most inclusive menus of rotor wing PMA solutions. These new parts are as follows: • Boot: PN 4RP-340-102-101 (Bell 412) • Disk: PN 9440791-1AA (Bell 205A-1, 205B, 212, 412, 214B, 214ST) • Pitch Link Assembly: PN… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 19-May-15

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Airbus H145M certified by EASA

Airbus H145M certified by EASA

Airbus Helicopters’ H145M has been certified by the European EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) airworthiness authority, clearing the way for the military type approval and initial two deliveries of this multi-role twin-engine military rotorcraft before year-end. Its first customer is the Bundeswehr (German Armed Forces), who has ordered 15 rotorcraft to be operated by the… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 18-May-15

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Vector Aerospace adds EASA STC to CVFDR upgrade for AS332

Vector Aerospace adds EASA STC to CVFDR upgrade for AS332

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that it has added EASA certification to its Cockpit Voice and Flight Data Recorder (CVFDR) FAA STC applicable to AS332 C, L and L1 helicopters. Vector’s new CVFDR STC further enhances the mission capability profile of… Read more »

Source: Vector, 12-May-15

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Aircraft engineers warn of lack of oversight at EASA level

Aircraft engineers warn of lack of oversight at EASA level

AEI (Aircraft Engineers International) have written to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to place on record our belief that the air travelling public in Europe is exposed to an increasing risk of injury. “Our concern derives from the inconsistent, and in some European countries, inadequate, application by the individual national aviation authorities of safety… Read more »

Source: AEI, 29-Apr-15

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EASA approves 270 pound increase for MD Explorer

EASA approves 270 pound increase for MD Explorer

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has approved an increased maximum gross weight of 6,770 pounds for the MD 900/902 Explorer. The extra 270 pound payload will allow operators in all market segments to expand the already superior mission capabilities of this versatile twin-engine aircraft. The FAA previously… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Apr-15

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Vector Aerospace receives Airbus Helicopters Service Centre Approval

Vector Aerospace receives Airbus Helicopters Service Centre Approval

Vector Aerospace UK (Vector -www.vectoraerospace.com) a leading provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Airbus Helicopters enabling its Fleetlands site in Gosport to operate as an Airbus Helicopters Service Centre for countries adjoining the North Sea – the UK, Republic of Ireland ,… Read more »

Source: Vector, 28-Apr-15

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Jeppesen And Peters Software Team To Provide Instrument Helicopter Training In Europe

Jeppesen And Peters Software Team To Provide Instrument Helicopter Training In Europe

Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, has teamed with Peters Software GmbH, a leading provider of software programs for EASA private and commercial pilot license training and preparation, to offer Air Transport Pilot License [ATPL(H) IR] courseware and materials for instrument helicopter training in Europe. The Jeppesen EASA ATPL(H) IR training system uses… Read more »

Source: Jeppesen, 17-Apr-15

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Garmin® Enhances New and Existing G500 and G600 Glass Flight Display Systems

Garmin® Enhances New and Existing G500 and G600 Glass Flight Display Systems

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced enhanced capability and an expanded feature set for the G500/G600 glass flight display systems. Pilots will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized mapping display, complete with a number of enhancements that bring new capabilities to these flight displays. In addition to a… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 16-Apr-15

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AW169 Flight Training Device Ready for Training

AW169 Flight Training Device Ready for Training

AgustaWestland announced today the availability of a new AW169 Flight Training Device (FTD) at its A. Marchetti Training Academy in Sesto Calende, Italy. The device has been certified by a jointEuropean Aviation Safety Agency (EASA ) and Italian Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) team to FTD Level 2 as per CS-FSTD(H), the certification specification for Helicopter… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 01-Apr-15

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FAA and EASA approve Dart R66 cargo hook

FAA and EASA approve Dart R66 cargo hook

The easy to install DART Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and efficiency for all your utility missions. With a lift capacity of 1,015-lb, the hook utilizes an electrical release system as well as a manual backup to jettison the load, ideal for your aerial operations. Approved… Read more »

Source: Dart, 27-Mar-15

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Able Begins Distribution Of New Bell 407/429 Calipers & Disc Pmas

Able Begins Distribution Of New Bell 407/429 Calipers & Disc Pmas

Able Aerospace, Inc. has announced the FAA approval and official availability of the following new Bell 407/429 PMA offerings, thanks to an exclusive distribution agreement with Northwest Dynamics, Inc. (NDI): • 407 Caliper Assembly (427-340-352-113/NDI: B0244-1) • 429 Caliper Assembly (427-340-352-111 and -112/NDI: B0238-1 and -2) • 429 Brake Disc (206-340-301-105/NDI: D0143-3) • 407 Caliper/Overhaul… Read more »

Source: ABLE, 27-Mar-15

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New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

New exhibitors target Helitech International 2015 as the place to do business

With just over six months to go, a growing number of new exhibitors are confirming their interest in participating at Helitech International 2015, Europe’s largest helicopter exhibition. Organised by Reed Exhibitions, this year’s event is being staged at ExCeL London from 6 – 8 October, in association with the European Helicopter Association. New exhibiting companies… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 27-Mar-15

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Winning Student Team to be Awarded a Video Borescope at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

Winning Student Team to be Awarded a Video Borescope at Aerospace Maintenance Competition

The 2015 MRO Americas, taking place at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami, FL on April14-16, will host the Annual Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC). AMC is a skill-based competition where teams of certified Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, international and domestic Armed Forces personnel involved in aircraft/spacecraft maintenance, and students enrolled in either… Read more »

Source: RF System Lab, 24-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters presents its humanitarian missions’ dedicated helicopters in Dubai

Airbus Helicopters presents its humanitarian missions’ dedicated helicopters in Dubai

Airbus Helicopters’ commitment to address the needs and requirements of International, Governmental and non-Governmental Organizations engaged in peacekeeping and humanitarian efforts will be highlighted during this month‘s 12th edition of the Dubai International Humanitarian Aid & Development Conference & Exhibition (DIHAD). Airbus Helicopters will emphasize the company’s innovative helicopter solutions that can enhance most humanitarian… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 24-Mar-15

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Kitchener Aero Avionics Adds EASA STC for Garmin G-500H mod in Eurocopter EC-120

Kitchener Aero Avionics Adds EASA STC for Garmin G-500H mod in Eurocopter EC-120

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) is pleased to announce that they have now been awarded EASA STC in addition to Transport Canada and FAA STC’s already in hand for their successful and popular “Glass-Cockpit” upgrade to the Eurocopter EC-120 helicopter. The Garmin G500H Flight Display system with Helicopter Synthetic Vision (HSVT), an Attitude Heading Reference System… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 24-Mar-15

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Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today that the company has obtained Part 145 approval from the Civil Aviation Service Authority (CASA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Australia after working closely with officials for the past 12 months…. Read more »

Source: PAG, 18-Mar-15

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Vision 2020: EASA presents its Vision for the Future of the Aviation Regulatory System

Vision 2020: EASA presents its Vision for the Future of the Aviation Regulatory System

The European Aviation Safety Agency published today its proposals for the future of the aviation regulatory system. These proposals, presented as an ‘EASA Opinion’, are the outcome of consultation with stakeholders which started in September 2014. Among others, EASA proposes that when national authorities have a lack of resources or expertise, they should be able… Read more »

Source: EASA, 17-Mar-15

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Able Aerospace Services, PHI Sign Long-Term Service Agreement

Able Aerospace Services, PHI Sign Long-Term Service Agreement

Able Aerospace Services and leading helicopter services company PHI, Inc. have signed a formal service agreement assigning all of PHI’s Bell 206L and 407 component overhaul and exchange work to Mesa, Arizona-based Able. “We have been using Able’s services for years, and in that time have saved millions of dollars through direct purchase savings, increased… Read more »

Source: Able, 17-Mar-15

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EASA presents new regulatory approach for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS)

EASA presents new regulatory approach for Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAS)

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) presented its new regulatory approach for safely operating remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). This marks a significant change in the way aviation safety regulations are developed, becoming proportionate to the risks they aim to address. Called ‘Concept of Operations’, this new approach foresees safe and proportionate rules for the… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Mar-15

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Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica, a satellite communications equipment manufacturer known for its multiple safety certifications for airliners, announced today that its suite of mini-Quick Access Recorders (miniQAR) are now installed on more than 75 helicopters and most are streaming data over the company’s 3G/4G cellular module. Speaking from the 2015 Heli Expo Conference in Orlando, Avionica vice president… Read more »

Source: Avionica, 10-Mar-15

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Able launches bearings service line for Bell 206/407

Able launches bearings service line for Bell 206/407

Able Aerospace Services is on a roll, launching a new service line providing Level 1 bearing inspection and Level 2 bearing overhaul and repair for the Bell 206 and 407. The company plans to add additional aircraft bearings services in the coming months. “Able prides itself on being a one-stop, value-add solution for its customers…. Read more »

Source: Able, 10-Mar-15

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Donaldson IBFs Approved for AW139

Donaldson IBFs Approved for AW139

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced that Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval for installation of Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the AW139. EASA’s issuance of a type certificate in February 2015 will allow more operators of the intermediate-size AgustaWestland helicopter to maximize protection… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 05-Mar-15

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Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky and Bristow Embark on New Era of Search and Rescue

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today recognized Bristow Helicopters Ltd.’s upcoming launch of the U.K. search and rescue (SAR) contract and the company’s dedication to SAR over the past 40 years. The recognition ceremony was held at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show in Florida. Bristow Helicopters Ltd. is an affiliate of Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

EASA Approves S76D for VIP work, not offshore

The European Aviation Safety Administration (EASA) has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D™ helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). EASA signed the certificate on Feb. 25, capping an intensive flight… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

Aviation Specialties Unlimited / HeliAir Obtain EC135 EASA STC

United States, Boise, Idaho based Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company along with Vienna, Austria based Helikopter Air Transportation GmbH (HeliAir) obtained EASA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval on the civilian Airbus EC135 series. “One of the many strengths of… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-15

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PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

PW206B3 Engine Receives Key EASA Validation

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW206B3 engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in December 2014, further clearing the way for its entry into service early this year on the new EC135P3 helicopter. The PW206B3 engine received its first certification with Transport Canada on 20 June, 2014. The engine boasts more… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

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First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

First two P&WC-powered EC175 helicopters delivered to NHV

Two Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6C-67E-powered EC175 helicopters have been recently delivered to Belgian operator NHV (Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen). NHV, one of the launch customers for Airbus Helicopter’s new model, has started commercial operation with its first two EC175 helicopters in the North Sea in December 2014 which have already accumulated more than 300 hrs… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-15

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2014 another strong year for pre-owned specialist Avinco with 25 transactions.

2014 another strong year for pre-owned specialist Avinco with 25 transactions.

In spite of a challenging global helicopter market, Avinco completed a total of 25 helicopter transactions in all ranges & mission types in Asia Pacific, Central & South America, Australia, Europe and Africa in 2014. Among these sales, were the last two BO105’s from its 17-strong portfolio acquired some years ago from the German Police…. Read more »

Source: Avinco, 03-Mar-15

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Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

Precision Aviation Group Obtains Part 145 CASA & EASA Approval in Australia

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry announced today that the company has obtained Part 145 approval from the Civil Aviation Service Authority (CASA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Australia after working closely with officials for the past 12 months…. Read more »

Source: PAG, 02-Mar-15

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EASA approves VIH Aerospace EC135 bubble window

EASA approves VIH Aerospace EC135 bubble window

VIH Aerospace (VIHA), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services (Heli-Expo Booth # 3837) has received a European Aviation Safety Agency Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for an aftermarket replacement Crew Bubble Window Installation for the Airbus EC135 helicopter (SCT# 10048796). The VIHA designed and engineered bubble window for the… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 02-Mar-15

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Demand for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays for Helicopters on the Rise

Demand for Aspen’s Evolution Flight Displays for Helicopters on the Rise

Aspen Avionics (Booth #3164) announced today the company has enjoyed overwhelming market acceptance of its Evolution Flight Display System for helicopters. The company has sold over 500 Evolution Flight Displays to both Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and in the aftermarket. In addition to being a factory option for Robinson’s R22, R44 Raven I, R44 Raven… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 01-Mar-15

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Bell, Enstrom and MD select Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module

Bell, Enstrom and MD select Mid-Continent MD302 Standby Attitude Module

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced that the company’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®) is being offered as the digital standby display in the Bell Helicopter 407GX, Enstrom Helicopter 480B-G, and the MD Helicopters MD900 Explorer. “SAM was a reliable and robust solution for our standby instrument need. The clean design and the ability to… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instrument, 26-Feb-15

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Simplex developing EC145 fire attack system

Simplex developing EC145 fire attack system

Simplex Aerospace has reached an agreement with Japan Aerospace Corporation and Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) to develop and certify a new Fire Attack™ system for the BK-117 C2 and BK-117 D2 rotorcraft. The newly designed Simplex Aerospace system, designated Model 311 GII, will be delivered to Japan in early 2016. The Simplex Model 311 GII… Read more »

Source: Simplex, 26-Feb-15

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EASA announces senior management changes

EASA announces senior management changes

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announces three key management changes following the new organisation structure decided by its Executive Director Patrick Ky and announced on 1 September 2014. Effective 5 January 2015, Luc Tytgat has been appointed by the EASA Management Board as Director of the newly created Strategy and Safety Management Directorate. In… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Feb-15

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Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Transport Canada approves STC for Revue Thommen HSL-1600 searchlight on AS350

Revue Thommen AG has earned its long reputation as a quality leader in the aerospace and defense markets. In autumn 2014 The Canadian Amtech Aeronautical Limited successfully achieved an amendment of the Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for searchlight installations on Airbus Helicopter AS 350B, AS 350 B1, AS 350 B2, AS 350 B3, AS 350… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 19-Feb-15

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More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

More Ardiden power on new Indian helicopters

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) will be powered by the Ardiden 1H1 engine from Turbomeca (Safran, booth #B2.1 – Hall B). This new twin-engine military aircraft will take part in the flying display at Aero India air show in Bangalore. Turbomeca will also power the new HAL- designed LUH (Light Utility Helicopter),… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 19-Feb-15

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UK CAA changes 90 day recency requirement for private pilots

UK CAA changes 90 day recency requirement for private pilots

As part of its response to the Government’s General Aviation (GA) Red Tape Challenge, and its ongoing work to ensure regulation of GA is more proportionate, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has changed the requirement for some private pilots to have completed three take offs and landings in the past 90 days before they… Read more »

Source: CAA, 16-Feb-15

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AAT receives FAA STC for AW139 Quick Change EMS Interior

AAT receives FAA STC for AW139 Quick Change EMS Interior

Air Ambulance Technology (AAT), the Austrian based specialist for customized EMS, VIP and Mission Intereriors for helicopters and fixed wing aircraft, recently received an FAA Validation for its successful AW 139 interior solutions in quick change configuration. The validation was granted based on an earlier issued Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from EASA and covers a… Read more »

Source: AAT, 10-Feb-15

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CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

CAA reports on progress to improve safety of offshore helicopter operations

Substantial progress has been made on measures to improve offshore helicopter safety but there is still more to do, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) said today as it published a progress report on the recommendations and actions from its comprehensive review of offshore helicopter operations from February 2014. Safety improvements introduced since the CAA… Read more »

Source: CAA, 29-Jan-15

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Bell Helicopter Receives EASA ATO Certification

Bell Helicopter Receives EASA ATO Certification

Bell Helicopter a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), announced it has received an Approved Training Organization (ATO) certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). With this approval, the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) is authorized to provide Part-FCL training courses for European customers, including the use of Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTD) for the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Jan-15

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Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca wins certification of latest Arriel 2+ variant

Turbomeca (Safran) has gained EASA type-certification for its Arriel 2N turboshaft, the latest member of the Arriel 2+ family. The new engine, which first ran in September 2011 at Bordes, offers lower operating costs, increased reliability and superior performance over its predecessors. Airbus Helicopters has selected the Arriel 2N to power its new AS565 model,… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 26-Jan-15

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EASA announces senior management changes

EASA announces senior management changes

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) announces three key management changes following the new organisation structure decided by its Executive Director Patrick Ky and announced on 1 September 2014. Effective 5 January 2015, Luc Tytgat has been appointed by the EASA Management Board as Director of the newly created Strategy and Safety Management Directorate. In… Read more »

Source: EASA, 21-Jan-15

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Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

Dutch air traffic control first to lift lid on safety

LVNL, Air Traffic Control the Netherlands, has become the world’s first air traffic control organisation to communicate its safety performance and potentially serious incidents in its operations.  See Full Story

Source: Air Traffic Management, 15-Jan-15

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New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

New Generation AW169 Full Scale Production Underway

AgustaWestland announced today that the new generation AW169 light intermediate 4.5-tonne class helicopter has entered full scale production, with the first aircraft now on the final assembly line at its Vergiate facility in Italy. The event marks a major milestone ahead of EASA certification, with deliveries to the first batch of customers set to start… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 12-Jan-15

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Able Receives FAA Approval for Bell 407 Tail Rotor Fan Shaft

Able Receives FAA Approval for Bell 407 Tail Rotor Fan Shaft

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded Able Aerospace approval of a new tail rotor fan shaft replacement part (PMA) for the Bell 407 aircraft. The new PMA is the industry’s only OEM part alternative, meeting the highest industry safety standards at significant cost savings. “Able strives to always be the best value alternative in… Read more »

Source: Able, 08-Jan-15

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Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace receives FAA STC for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 TT Straps

Airwolf Aerospace the value leader in life limited aftermarket helicopter components is pleased to announce that it has received FAA STC SR03408CH for its TT straps for Bell 204, 205, 212, UH-1 and AH-1 Helicopters. Airwolf’s AA-204-310-101-101 and AA-204-310-101-103 TT Straps are in stock for immediate shipment. Senior Engineer, John Montana said, “we were able… Read more »

Source: Airwolf Aerospace, 05-Jan-15

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AW189 SAR Variant Achieves EASA Certification

AW189 SAR Variant Achieves EASA Certification

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce it has achieved European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for the Search and Rescue variant of the AW189, paving the way for the delivery of aircraft for the UK search and rescue programme. The range of kits for the SAR mission that have now been certified by EASA for the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 05-Jan-15

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Aerolite’s dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for Aiut Alpin

Aerolite’s dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for Aiut Alpin

Ennetbürgen, Switzerland – Aerolite is pleased to announce the new dedicated lightweight EMS equipment for EC135 T3/P3! The requirements of Aiut Alpin showed the need for a dedicated, lightweight EMS equip-ment designed specifically for the new EC135 T3/P3 helicopter. Aerolite has developed an EMS equipment which allows different seat and stret-cher configurations, easy access to… Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 17-Dec-14

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EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

The approvals involve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the CGAMEC joint venture’s maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) activities – located in Shenzhen – to Part 145 standards; along with the qualification of Airbus Helicopters China’s full-flight simulator in Beijing for the EC225 rotorcraft. “These approvals confirm our commitment to providing training and support… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

EASA approves Airbus Helicopters training and support in China

The European airworthiness authority has validated Airbus Helicopters’ flight training and support services in China, endorsing the high quality standards of these operations and their contribution to safety in one of the world’s most rapidly-growing rotorcraft markets. The approvals involve European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification of the CGAMEC joint venture’s maintenance, repair and overhaul… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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“Gulf Helicopters confirms delivery of second pair of AW189s”

“Gulf Helicopters confirms delivery of second pair of AW189s”

Gulf International Services (“GIS” or “the group”; QE: GISS), the largest service group in Qatar, with interests in a broad cross-section of industries, ranging from insurance, re-insurance, fund management, onshore and offshore drilling, accommodation barge, helicopter transportation, and catering services, is pleased to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Gulf Helicopters, which has 2 AW189 helicopters… Read more »

Source: Gulf Helicopters, 15-Dec-14

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Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca celebrates Arrius 2B2plus entry-into-service on EC135 T3

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the entry-into-service of its Arrius 2B2plus on the EC135 T3. Airbus Helicopters has celebrated the entry-into-service of the first production EC135 T3 to Italy’s Aiut Alpin Dolomites, a mountain rescue operator, during a ceremony in Pontives, Italy. Specifically developed to power light helicopters, the Arrius 2B2plus was certified by the European Aviation… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 12-Dec-14

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PW210A Engine Wins Key EASA Validation

PW210A Engine Wins Key EASA Validation

Pratt & Whitney Canada’s new PW210A engine has earned certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), further clearing the way for its entry into service on AgustaWestland’s new AW169 helicopter. The PW210A engine, selected in 2010 by AgustaWestland to power the AW169 helicopter, received its first certification with Transport Canada in July 2014. The… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 11-Dec-14

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2nd French Army NH90 Simulator Ready for Training

2nd French Army NH90 Simulator Ready for Training

Sogitec Industries announces that NAHEMA and the French Defense Procurement Agency (Direction générale de l’armement, DGA) have declared ready for training the second French Army NH90 Caïman Multi-Role Training Device (MRTD) at full operational capability. This second MRTD is operational at the 1st Combat Helicopter Regiment at Phalsbourg Army Base, Eastern France. The first MRTD… Read more »

Source: Sogitec Industries, 11-Dec-14

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Don’t miss any update on the EASA GA Roadmap

Don’t miss any update on the EASA GA Roadmap

We are currently updating the EASA Updates subscriptions form to include those interested in the activities of the Agency in General Aviation and in particular in the “EASA GA Roadmap”. You simply need to complete the online form at http://easa.europa.eu/easa-updates and then select “General Aviation” and any other topic you are interested in. Please feel… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Dec-14

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Vector announces FAA and EASA certification for AS332 HTAWS STC

Vector announces FAA and EASA certification for AS332 HTAWS STC

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace” www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has received FAA and EASA certification for development and installation of the Helicopter Terrain Awareness System (HTAWS) for AS332 C, L and L1 aircraft…. Read more »

Source: Vector, 05-Dec-14

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Dart R66 cargo hook: The First on the market

Dart R66 cargo hook: The First on the market

With a lift capacity of 1,015-lb, the easy to install DART Hookopens up the utility market to R66 operators.Designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, the hookutilizes an electrical release system as well as a manual backup to jettison the load, ideal for your aerial operations. Now approved by Transport Canada. FAA… Read more »

Source: Dart, 04-Dec-14

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Services ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

Services ready for first EC175 delivery on December 11

The delivery of the first EC175 is less than two weeks away, with Belgian operator Noordzee Helicopters Vlaanderen (NHV) to become the first customer to receive the next-generation medium-sized helicopter on December 11. EC175 © Amelie Laurin – 2014 Committed to delivering a mature helicopter, Airbus Helicopters has already put in place a broad range… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 02-Dec-14

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AW189 Completes Successful North Sea Demo Tour

AW189 Completes Successful North Sea Demo Tour

AgustaWestland announced today that the new generation AW189 super medium twin engine helicopter has completed a demonstration tour in the North Sea. The tour was deemed a success with more than 60 attendees from leading oil & gas companies, operators and helicopter associations, taking the opportunity to assess the AW189’s outstanding capabilities. The tour, which… Read more »

Source: Agusta Westland, 01-Dec-14

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Operational Suitability Data

Operational Suitability Data

The principle of Operational Suitability Data (OSD) is that the aircraft manufacturers are required to establish certain data that is considered important for safe operation of the aircraft type. This data will be approved by the Agency under the type certificate and is then used by operators and training organisations. The data consists of 5… Read more »

Source: EASA, 25-Nov-14

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EASA is ready play its role in ATM

EASA is ready play its role in ATM

EASA which initially received the mandate to develop all the regulatory material for airworthiness, gradually gained competence in all fields of aviation: Air Operations, Flight Crew, Maintenance, Training, Aerodromes, and Air Traffic management (ATM). The field of ATM is probably the most complex one with two coexisting legislative frameworks, the Single European Sky (SES) regulation… Read more »

Source: EASA, 25-Nov-14

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Practical Dart Products for the R66

Practical Dart Products for the R66

Dart introduces ultra-resistant floor and baggage protectors Manufactured from high quality aerospace-grade, thermoformed polycarbonate, DART Floor& Baggage Protectors for the crew and passenger areas are designed to be impact-, UV-, heat- and cold-resistant, and offer superior resistance to cracking and discoloration. The baggage protector guards panels against damage from stowed cargo. Approved by Transport Canada,FAA,… Read more »

Source: Dart, 21-Nov-14

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