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New Winching Simulator for West Australia Police Air Wing

New Winching Simulator for West Australia Police Air Wing

Jandakot WA Police Air Wing base recently installed its first winch simulator. The simulator, which cost $250 000, enables the force to practice their drills without having to use one of the two helicopters the base has. This also ensures more front-line patrols can be done as the helicopters are now available, reports Perth Now…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Orange County Sheriff completes hoist training wtih AH+RT

Advanced Helicopter+Rescue Techniques completes Initial Hoist Training with Orange County Sheriff’s Air Support Unit. The training was performed in Orange County and provided Ground Training as well as Technical Ground and Flight Training. Orange County Sheriffs Sgt. Bill Fitzgerald says, “ the training was tailored to our needs extremely well, conducted and adjusted to an… Read more »

Source: AH+RT, 12-May-16

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Breeze-Eastern to Showcase New Products at Heli-Expo

Breeze-Eastern to Showcase New Products at Heli-Expo

Breeze-Eastern LLC will display its largest-ever array of leading-edge and legacy products in Exhibit 11944 at HAI HELI-EXPO 2016. The company will introduce and display a new DC brushless motor and controller for new and legacy 20200 Series rescue hoists. The upgraded hoist, known as BL-20200-440, features unlimited duty cycle, a 60 percent increase in… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 01-Mar-16

Jenoptik presents new prototype of a civilian rescue winch

Jenoptik presents new prototype of a civilian rescue winch

Jenoptik is exhibiting its prototype of a new civilian electric rescue winch at the specialist exhibition for rotary-wing aircraft  at Heli-Expo. The “SkyHoist 800” is developed in collaboration with ZF Aviation Technology, and can be viewed on stand 8761 of the globally operating specialist for the development, manufacture and maintenance of gearbox applications and aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Mar-16

Breeze-Eastern announces $8.9M USCG Dolphin hoist contract

Breeze-Eastern announces $8.9M USCG Dolphin hoist contract

The U.S. Coast Guard has contracted with Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC) to provide new hydraulic hoist controllers for their MH-65 search and rescue fleet. The contract provides for deliveries over the next three years with early deliveries acceptable and encouraged.  Breeze-Eastern, the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, received this production contract… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 29-Oct-15

Breeze-Eastern Achieves 1,000-Hoist Delivery Milestone

Breeze-Eastern Achieves 1,000-Hoist Delivery Milestone

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced the milestone delivery of more than 1,000 BL-29900 rescue hoist systems. “Building and delivering these 1,000 hoists is a point of pride for our team,” said President and CEO Brad Pedersen. “This milestone is a powerful reminder that our… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 30-Mar-15

Breeze-Eastern Announces New Product Innovation Center and Reorganization

Breeze-Eastern Announces New Product Innovation Center and Reorganization

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, continues its strong focus on technology and innovation, today announcing plans for a Virginia-based Innovation and New Product Development Center. The Innovation Center, to be located in the Fredericksburg, Virginia area, will be led by Brad Repp, who has joined Breeze-Eastern… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 19-Aug-14

Breeze-Eastern Unveils New Rescue Hoist Enhancements at Farnborough

Breeze-Eastern Unveils New Rescue Hoist Enhancements at Farnborough

Breeze Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, is unveiling a series of rescue hoist product enhancements and sensor integration concepts designed to improve situational awareness for rescue mission crews. The product enhancements, which are designed to improve safety and reduce the time required to complete a rescue mission,… Read more »

Source: Breeze Eastern, 15-Jul-14

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Breeze-Eastern Enhances Spares Distribution System

Breeze-Eastern Enhances Spares Distribution System

Responding to customer needs for faster spares parts deliveries,Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced plans for a new spare parts distribution system supported by significantly increased inventory levels. “We recognize that responsive spares support and turnaround times are critical to our customers’ mission success,” said… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 25-Feb-14

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Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems adds MD Explorer

Air Rescue Systems Corp. (ARS) is proud to debut our MD 902 Explorer, allmission platform, as the latest addition to our fleet. The 902 will be center stage at MDHI’s Heli-Expo booth. The new aircraft is equipped as single pilot IFR and NVG. It’s outfitted for medevac, rescue hoist and FAST rope/Heli-Rappel ops. This platform… Read more »

Source: Air Rescue Systems, 23-Feb-14

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EASA approves Onboard Systems Bell 204-412 Cargo Hook Retention System

EASA approves Onboard Systems Bell 204-412 Cargo Hook Retention System

This Cargo Hook Retention System is designed for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 operators looking to keep the cargo hook assembly from rotating during certain types of external load missions. This certified upgrade kit provides a restraining arm that is coupled to the cargo hook assembly and supported by a bracket that is attached to… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 23-Feb-14

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Australia – Ebor gorge rescue re-ignites winching debate

Australia – Ebor gorge rescue re-ignites winching debate

The Deputy Mayor of Tamworth Regional Council says a bushwalker rescue in the Guy Fawkes River National Park shows why it’s important for winching to be restored to Tamworth’s helicopter  See full story

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-10-08/ebor-gorge-rescue-re-ignites-chopper-winching-debate/5009018, 10-Oct-13

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Breeze-Eastern Overhauls Customer Support Organization

Breeze-Eastern Overhauls Customer Support Organization

Significant improvements in overhaul and repair turnaround times at Breeze-Eastern Corp. (AMEX: BZC) represent an important element of a broader customer support initiative underway at the helicopter hoist, winch and hook manufacturer. The Company has improved turnaround times by 54 percent over the past year and is now expanding its Customer Support organization with new… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 23-Sep-13

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Breeze-Eastern to Design and Produce New Winch for MV-22

Breeze-Eastern to Design and Produce New Winch for MV-22

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has been selected by The Boeing Company to design, develop and produce a new cargo winch for the MV-22 Osprey. Breeze-Eastern will initially manufacture 18 winches, with first deliveries in 2014. “Breeze-Eastern is proud to bring this product to the U.S. Marine… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 16-May-13

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Breeze-Eastern announces New Sales

Breeze-Eastern announces New Sales

The United States Coast Guard has contracted with Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC) to design a new hydraulic hoist controller for its MH-65 search and rescue helicopters. Breeze-Eastern, the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist expects a production contract to follow the $1 million design program. The new controller will replace a 25-year-old legacy… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 05-Mar-13

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Breeze-Eastern unveils new leadership and organizational changes

Breeze-Eastern unveils new leadership and organizational changes

Brad Pedersen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, today announced a series of changes designed to strengthen key areas of the organization. Steve Chisarik has joined the company as Vice President of Development Programs; Rodger Hahneman has been promoted to General Manager… Read more »

Source: Breeze Eastern, 21-Feb-13

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Canada – North Shore Rescue hoist equipment used, but not certified

Canada – North Shore Rescue hoist equipment used, but not certified

HETS Issue Resolved! Transport Canada and Manufacturer have come to an agreement that will get HETS teams back in the air. Recently, due to the meticulous work of North Shore Rescue’s equipment officer, a serious issue relating to all the helicopter external transport system (HETS) kits in Canada was brought to light. Although this problem… Read more »

Source: North Shore News, 05-Nov-12

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Breeze-Eastern wins multi-year award to supply mission critical equipment for H-60s

Breeze-Eastern wins multi-year award to supply mission critical equipment for H-60s

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (AMEX: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft to supply cargo hooks, electric rescue hoists and RAST (Recovery Assist, Secure and Traverse) probes for U.S. Army UH/HH-60M BLACK HAWK and U.S. Navy MH-60S and MH-60R Naval Hawk™ helicopters. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 08-Oct-12

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Breeze-Eastern awarded $25M contract for HH-60G hoist repair

Breeze-Eastern awarded $25M contract for HH-60G hoist repair

Breeze-Eastern Corp., Whippany, N.J. (FA8524-12-D-0009), is being awarded a $25,082,679 firm-fixed-price contract to repair the rescue hoist and control box supporting the HH-60G helicopters.  The location of the performance is Whippany, N.J.  Work is expected to be completed by Sept. 20, 2018. The contracting activity is AFSC/PZAAA, Robins Air Force Base, Ga.

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-12

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Breeze-Eastern name new President/CEO

Breeze-Eastern name new President/CEO

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (nyse mkt:BZC)(nyse mkt:the “Company”) today announced that Brad Pedersen has been appointed to serve as the Company’s new President and Chief Executive Officer. Pedersen succeeds Donald M. (Mike) Harlan, who has served as Breeze-Eastern’s President and CEO since January, 2010, and who has decided to resign to pursue other interests. Pedersen has been… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 23-May-12

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Goodrich to ahowcase advanced helicopter systems at Heli-Expo

Goodrich to ahowcase advanced helicopter systems at Heli-Expo

At next week’s Heli-Expo, Goodrich Corporation will showcase advanced helicopter technology that brings real-time information to air crews and lower operating costs to owners along with enhanced safety and rescue systems. Heli-Expo 2012 takes place at the Dallas Convention Center on February 12-14 in Dallas, Texas. Goodrich (booth 4410) will display its HUMS (health and… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 08-Feb-12

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Breeze-Eastern’s next-generation Reactive Overload Clutch released

Breeze-Eastern’s next-generation Reactive Overload Clutch released

The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) is upgrading the hoists of more than 100 H-65 Multi-Mission Cutter Helicopters with a unique safety-enhancing product available exclusively from Breeze-Eastern Corporation (Heli-Expo Exhibit 3631). The USCG installation of the Reactive Overload Clutch is nearly complete and many of the upgraded hoists are already operational. The Reactive Overload Clutch is… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 03-Mar-11

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Goodrich Hosts Rescue Hoist Users Conference

Goodrich Hosts Rescue Hoist Users Conference

Goodrich Corporation’s (NYSE: GR) Sensors and Integrated Systems business will present its tenth annual Rescue Hoist Users Conference along with a special maintenance training session, March 3-4, 2011, immediately prior to the HAI HELI-EXPO(R) trade show in Orlando, Fla. The conference will take place at the Hilton Orlando. The conference will include an exchange of information between… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 03-Mar-11

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Zephyr delivers rescue hoist ground support equipment to French security group

Zephyr delivers rescue hoist ground support equipment to French security group

Zephyr International LLC in conjunction with Capital Logistic Services Inc. has delivered thirty Manual Rescue Hoist Ground Support Equipment (RHGSE) tools to the French Civil Security Helicopter Group in 2010. Zephyr provided a system for the French Civil Security Helicopter Group to evaluate over a seven-month period, which included testing in the various climatic regions… Read more »

Source: Zephyr International, 01-Mar-11

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MagSens Inspection System for Rescue Hoist Cables

MagSens Inspection System for Rescue Hoist Cables

Zephyr International LLC offers a Non Destructive Inspection (NDT) system for rescue hoist wire ropes. The MagSens TM system provides the capability to measure and record defects in the rescue hoist cable and to provide a permanent record of the cable’s structural integrity. Rescue hoist cable is technically wire rope, but we use the terms… Read more »

Source: Zephyr International, 12-Aug-10

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Zephyr completes contract for three Rescue Hoist Hanger Test Facilities to 160 SOAR

Zephyr completes contract for three Rescue Hoist Hanger Test Facilities to 160 SOAR

Zephyr International LLC has completed the delivery, installation and training on three Rescue Hoist Hanger Test Facilities in three locations for the 160th SOAR(A). The Rescue Hoist Hanger Test facilities, when used in conjunction with their previously purchased Rescue Hoist Ground Support Equipment (AKA, “the Zephyr”), allow the 160th SOAR(A) to maintain their rescue hoists… Read more »

Source: Zephyr International, 24-Jun-10

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Zephyr International delivers Rescue Hoist Test Facility to US Coast Guard

Zephyr International delivers Rescue Hoist Test Facility to US Coast Guard

Zephyr International LLC has delivered and installed a State of the Art Rescue Hoist Test Facility to the US Coast Guard’s Support Facility in Elizabeth City N.C. The test facility is designed to operate and test the Rescue Hoists in use by the Coast Guard on their Jay Hawk and Dauphine helicopters. The facility utilizes… Read more »

Source: Zephyr International, 11-May-10

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Goodrich runs 9th annual Rescue Hoist Users Conference before Heli-Expo 2010

Goodrich runs 9th annual Rescue Hoist Users Conference before Heli-Expo 2010

Goodrich Corporation’s (NYSE: GR) Sensors and Integrated Systems business will present its ninth annual Rescue Hoist Users Conference along with a special training session, February 18-20, 2010, immediately prior to the HAI HELI-EXPO(R) trade show in Houston, Texas. The conference will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Houston, and will include operational and technical… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 18-Feb-10

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