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Russian Helicopters to modernize Mi-26T2

Russian Helicopters to modernize Mi-26T2

-2The main upgrades include advanced handling characteristics, more precise navigation and communication capabilities of the helicopter. The Mi-26T2V will be able to fly to any region including those with complex geographical and unfavorable weather conditions, at any time, on equipped and unequipped routes, on new routes, above featureless terrain, under fire and information counteraction of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Sep-16

100 layoffs at Erickson Air Crane

100 layoffs at Erickson Air Crane

Erickson Air Crane has been reported by WFTV to have laid off 100 workers this quarter in an attempt to settle financial difficulties. The company itself owes Wells Fargo $140 million. The company’s shares have already dropped from $2.19 per share down to $0.48. Erickson’s CEO has made a written statement saying that 10% of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Sep-16

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Erickson wins estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

Erickson wins estimated $18 million two-year contract in Malaysia

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected to provide timber harvesting aerial services to Asiatic Heli-Logging SDN BHD and Hormat Jadi SDN BHD in Sabah, Malaysia, beginning September 2016 for an annual $9 million a year total combined contract value. Asiatic Heli-Logging is a previous customer and the minimum… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 18-Aug-16

Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q2 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q2 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 on Monday, August 15, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and David Lancelot, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 05-Aug-16

S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) and Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) are pleased to announce the first flight of its advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64 Aircrane and CH-54 Skycrane. “As a legacy aircraft services provider, we are constantly seeking ways to innovate and improve upon existing platforms to ensure these aircraft stay competitive,” said Dale… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 26-Jul-16

Russian Helicopters and Avicopter to develop heavy lift rotorcraft

Russian Helicopters and Avicopter to develop heavy lift rotorcraft

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will cooperate with the Chinese state company Avicopter to develop the AHL (Advanced Heavy Lift) heavy helicopter. A corresponding intergovernmental agreement was signed by the Russian and Chinese parties in Beijing in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin. “China is our oldest strategic military and technical partner,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 27-Jun-16

CH-53K King Stallion Achieves 27,000 Pound External Lift

CH-53K King Stallion Achieves 27,000 Pound External Lift

Lockheed Martin today announced the CH-53K King Stallion successfully completed an external lift of a 27,000 pound payload at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Test Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. The aircraft executed an “out of ground effect” (OGE) external load test at 100 feet above the ground while performing hover maneuvers to demonstrate its excellent… Read more »

Source: CH-53, 24-Jun-16

Erickson agrees to pay $18.5M to settle shareholder suit

Erickson agrees to pay $18.5M to settle shareholder suit

Erickson Inc. and the private equity company that controls it, have reportedly agreed to pay $18.5 million to settle a shareholder’s class-action lawsuit, according to court documents researched by the Oregonian newspaper. The lawsuit was led by Edward Montgomery, an Erickson pilot and shareholder, after a significant drop in the Erickson share price after the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jun-16

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Erickson appoints CFO

Erickson appoints CFO

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today the appointment of airline finance veteran, David W. Lancelot, as Chief Financial Officer effective Monday, June 13, 2016. “Erickson is committed to improving the company’s financial position and increasing revenue,” said Jeff Roberts, President and CEO of Erickson Incorporated. “We will accomplish these… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 09-Jun-16

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Erickson confirms two US Navy Military Sealift Command contracts

Erickson confirms two US Navy Military Sealift Command contracts

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce the award of two, five year term agreements with one firm-fixed year and four follow on annual option years, to provide vertical replenishment and other rotary-wing logistic services to Military Sealift Command for support of the United States Navy’s 5th and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Jun-16

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CH-53K load testing continues with 20,000 pound lift

CH-53K load testing continues with 20,000 pound lift

The U.S. Marine Corps has confirmed that the CH-53K has completed its first external load flight test carrying a 20,000 lb. load.  The achievement was made on May 26 at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. Envelope expansion tests are continuing with incrementally increasing speeds with the 20,000 load, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-May-16

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Rokstad Power hire Erickson for British Columbia heavy lift work

Rokstad Power hire Erickson for British Columbia heavy lift work

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been contracted by Rokstad Power Ltd. for heavy lift delivery services to Brucejack Mine in Stewart, British Columbia. “This project showcases the specialized utility of the Aircrane in a remote location at high elevations,” said Rob Lewis, Vice President Commercial Aviation Services. “Our pilots and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 10-May-16

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Boost Systems gains FAA STC for new dual hook Human External Cargo system

Boost Systems gains FAA STC for new dual hook Human External Cargo system

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc. has secured Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for an innovative new HEC System for light helicopters. This provides American-based operators, industry, and rescue teams access to the most advanced dual hook equipment for HEC fixed line helicopter operations. Boost Systems (http://www.boostsystems.ca) specializes in human external cargo (HEC) kits that… Read more »

Source: Boost Systems, 09-May-16

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Erickson reports on FY2106 Q1 results

Erickson reports on FY2106 Q1 results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced first quarter 2016 financial results. “The first quarter was largely consistent with our expectations. Revenue for our services continues to be disappointing as we were unable to replace certain defense, and oil and gas contracts we… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-May-16

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FAA and Transport Canada approve R44 hook from Onboard Systems

FAA and Transport Canada approve R44 hook from Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its new Remote Hook Electrical Release Kit for the Robinson R44 Raven II aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA and Transport Canada. Onboard has also submitted this kit to EASA for certification in Europe. Onboard’s Remote Hook… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 27-Apr-16

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Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q1 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q1 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016 on Thursday, May 5, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 26-Apr-16

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Silk Way Helicopter Services starts S92 offshore long-line operations

Silk Way Helicopter Services starts S92 offshore long-line operations

Commercial helicopter company “Silk Way Helicopter Services” LLC (SWHS LLC) received a status of the official service provider for external cargo sling on offshore and onshore oil and gas platforms according to Oil & Gas Producers Standard (OGP). The main direction of these services is focused on flare tip change outs on oil and gas… Read more »

Source: SWHS, 20-Apr-16

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Pluspetrol contracts Erickson for one S-64 in Peru

Pluspetrol contracts Erickson for one S-64 in Peru

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected for the transport and precision placement of oil and gas equipment by helicopter over the Amazon region in Peru. “We are pleased to be providing heavy lift services for Pluspetrol amidst the current headwinds in the oil market. This new contract is… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 07-Apr-16

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Brazil approves Onboard Systems R66 Cargo Hook

Brazil approves Onboard Systems R66 Cargo Hook

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that its cargo hook kits for the Robinson R66 aircraft have been certified for use in Brazil by the Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil (ANAC). A Certificado de Homologacao Suplementar de Tipos (CHST) was issued for the cargo hook kits. Onboard… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 14-Mar-16

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Canada approves Onboard Systems Non-Rotating Cargo Hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212, 412

Canada approves Onboard Systems Non-Rotating Cargo Hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212, 412

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its non-rotating cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 & 412 aircraft have received certification from Transport Canada. Onboard received FAA certification for these cargo hook kits in December 2015; EASA certification for Europe is still pending…. Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 06-Mar-16

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CHC sells three AS332s to Heli Austria

CHC sells three AS332s to Heli Austria

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has sold three Airbus AS332 (L & L-1) Super Puma aircraft on behalf of CHC Helicopter (CHC) to Heli Austria, an operator serving the utility, EMS and charter industries in Europe. Heli-One will perform modifications and maintenance work to ready the aircraft… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 29-Feb-16

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Onboard Systems to Demo New Talon Auto-Loc Cargo Hook at Heli-Expo

Onboard Systems to Demo New Talon Auto-Loc Cargo Hook at Heli-Expo

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, will be showcasing their newest remote cargo hook, the TALON® Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System, at the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo Show in Louisville, Kentucky, with an interactive display in their booth. Designed to enable helicopter pilots to pick up unattended loads, the TALON… Read more »

Source: Onboard-Systems, 26-Feb-16

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Onboard Systems taking Bell 505 hook prototype to Heli-Expo

Onboard Systems taking Bell 505 hook prototype to Heli-Expo

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, is in the final development stages for the cargo hook system it will be offering for the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft. Built around Onboard’s safety-forward TALON® LC Hydraulic Cargo Hook, the latest-generation prototype will be on display in the… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 25-Feb-16

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Erickson makes series of new appointments

Erickson makes series of new appointments

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, continues to expand its expertise and talent with the appointment of leadership and sales personnel across its enterprise. The new appointments include: Rob Lewis, Vice President and General Manager of the Commercial Business Unit; Andy Mills, Vice President of Global Business Development; Gary Starr, Vice… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 23-Feb-16

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Erickson to help build 160 transmission towers in India

Erickson to help build 160 transmission towers in India

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is partnering with Sterlite Grid to install nearly 160 power transmission towers in the challenging terrain of the Pir Panjal mountain range in northern India using Erickson’s S64 Aircrane. The initiative will be the first time transmission lines are constructed utilizing a precision heavy lift… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 17-Feb-16

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Erickson sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Erickson sets date for December 2015 quarter results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015 on Thursday, March 3, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 15-Feb-16

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Erickson renews another logging contract

Erickson renews another logging contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has renewed a longstanding contract for aerial timber harvesting with Vancouver-based Western Forest Products (WFP), one of the largest lumber producers in Canada. This is Erickson’s second timber harvesting contract renewal this year. Last month, the company renewed a separate timber harvesting contract with Helifor… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Feb-16

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Guidance Aviation successfully using R66 for charter and lifting

Guidance Aviation successfully using R66 for charter and lifting

In both its Arizona and Louisiana locations, Guidance Aviation offers helicopter charter services utilizing the Robinson R66. Applications range from construction deliveries, airport shuttles, executive transportation, scenic tours, pipeline/power line assessment, and external loads. “The Robinson R66 helicopter has one of the lowest operating costs and best safety records in the industry,” stated Cody Cooper,… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 02-Feb-16

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Erickson renews British Columbia S64 timber contract for fifth time

Erickson renews British Columbia S64 timber contract for fifth time

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, has renewed a contract with Canadian aerial heavy lift company Helifor Canada (“Helifor”), a subsidiary of Columbia Helicopters, to continue providing aerial timber harvesting services in British Columbia and western Canada. The contract is the fifth renewal with Helifor and provides for year-round services with… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 01-Feb-16

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Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation becomes first CH-46E Sea Knight civilian owner/operator

Sky Aviation is officially the first Civilian owner and operator of a CH-46E Sea Knight.  Our long road began in March of 2014 when we bought four airframes from the GSA auction.  With many hurdles in our path and much help we finally received our completed Type Certificate in July of 2015 and have an… Read more »

Source: Sky Aviation, 18-Jan-16

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Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

Erickson Air-Crane new training site faces protests

The manager of Josephine County airports addressed concerns over a possible training site for Erickson, an aviation company which specializes in government services, manufacturing and MRO, and commercial services such as firefighting, energy construction, timber harvesting, HVAC & specialty, and oil and gas. See Full Story

Source: KTVL, 09-Dec-15

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FAA certifies Onboard Systems Non-Rotating hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412

FAA certifies Onboard Systems Non-Rotating hooks for Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its non-rotating cargo hook kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212 and 412 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard will also submit these systems to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively…. Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 07-Dec-15

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Onboard Systems completes testing of new Talon Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System

Onboard Systems completes testing of new Talon Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System

Onboard Systems today announced that its latest remote cargo hook, the TALON® Auto-Loc Cargo Hook System, has completed prototype testing and is moving into production. Onboard will be demoing the new system at the 2016 HAI Heli-Expo Show in Louisville, Kentucky, using an interactive display. Designed to enable helicopter pilots to pick up unattended loads,… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 02-Dec-15

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Breeze-Eastern merges with TransDigm Corp

Breeze-Eastern merges with TransDigm Corp

TransDigm Group Incorporated (“TransDigm”) (NYSE: TDG) and Breeze-Eastern Corporation (“Breeze-Eastern”) (NYSE MKT: BZC) today announced a definitive merger agreement providing for Breeze-Eastern to become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of TransDigm. TransDigm and Breeze-Eastern both design, manufacture and supply highly engineered aircraft components. Under the terms of the agreement, a subsidiary of TransDigm will commence a… Read more »

Source: TransDigm, 24-Nov-15

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Dart develops hands-free pick-up solution for long-line ops

Dart develops hands-free pick-up solution for long-line ops

DART Aerospace announces the launch of a new hands free pick up solution for long line operations called the Vertical Capture Transport System (VCT). Working closely with utility operators, DART has designed an innovative remote cargo hook to prevent recurring ground crew injuries. The new VCT Remote Cargo Hookensures added safety and reduced operational costs… Read more »

Source: DART, 16-Nov-15

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Erickson wins two year extension to Repsol contract in Peru

Erickson wins two year extension to Repsol contract in Peru

Erickson has announced a two year extension to an existing cargo contract in Peru with exploration company Repsol. The work involves one S-64 Aircrane lifting oil and gas exploratory equipment over the Amazon region of Peru in support of Repsol’s upstream exploration efforts in the southern Province of Cusco. The contract was originally started in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Nov-15

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Erickson scores $60M in new and renewed contracts

Erickson scores $60M in new and renewed contracts

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce $60M in contract extensions, renewals and new wins awarded in the last 30 days. The new revenue, combined from the Government, Commercial and Manufacturing and MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) business units, will be realized in the coming quarters. “Since the… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Nov-15

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Erickson appoints new Government Services VP

Erickson appoints new Government Services VP

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce Brian Pierson as Vice President of Government Services. In this role he will lead all worldwide Government Aviation Services functions. “Erickson has nearly 50 years of expertise in serving defense, military, emergency response and humanitarian efforts,” said Jeff Roberts, CEO and… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Nov-15

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Erickson Announces Date for FY 2015 Q3 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY 2015 Q3 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 on Thursday, November 5, 2015 after the market closes. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 27-Oct-15

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Mexico approves Onboard Systems H125/AS350 cargo hook

Mexico approves Onboard Systems H125/AS350 cargo hook

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing kit with Onboard Weighing System and Fuel Drain Guard for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 aircraft has been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 26-Oct-15

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Erickson announces four appointments in sales and business development

Erickson announces four appointments in sales and business development

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) hired several new additions in senior leadership to complement its business development and sales capabilities. Joining Erickson as Senior Director of Sales for the company’s Government Aviation Services is Richard “Trey” Williams. William “Will” Fulton is the new Senior Director of Sales for Commercial Aviation Services. Tony Lustig has been hired as… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 15-Oct-15

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Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q3 Earnings

Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q3 Earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its third quarter 2015 results after the stock market closes on Thursday, October 29, 2015, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 am ET on Friday, October 30, 2015. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (866) 291-5954 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 14-Oct-15

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08-Oct-15 JA9660 Airbus AS332L Takahama Cho, Japan

Took off from a temporary helipad in Takahama Cho, Fukui Prefecture, Japan at 10:12 Japan Standard Time. During carrying loads externally, wooden frame, about 1.3 m by 0.5 m, was dropped unintentionally at an altitude about 170 m. The frame was found in a car park. No one was injured. The helicopter sustained no damage.

08-Oct-15

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02-Oct-15 JA9678 Airbus AS332L1 Itoigawa, Japan

Took off from a temporary helipad about 11:00 Japan Standard Time to carry liquid concrete in the externally slung bucket with a cargo hook. After unloaded the liquid concrete, the pilot mistakenly operated the cargo hook release switch and the empty bucket, the weight of which was about 210 kg, was dropped unintentionally at an… Read more »

02-Oct-15

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RA Aviation launches Rescue Hoist Cable Wash Trolley

RA Aviation launches Rescue Hoist Cable Wash Trolley

RA-Aviation, a global player in the design, engineering and manufacturing of high quality safe maintenance stands, assembly/production line platforms ground support equipment announced today the release of Rescue Hoist Cable Wash Trolley. (Part# RA-GSE-2071-0-RHC) Oyvind Mork, Managing Director, is pleased with the continued success in developing products in co-operation with our customers regarding planning, design… Read more »

Source: RA Aviation, 01-Oct-15

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Russia and China provide more details on Advanced Heavy Lift project

Russia and China provide more details on Advanced Heavy Lift project

Before the close of this year, Russia and China are to sign the contract for the joint development of a heavy-lift helicopter designated Advanced Heavy Lift (AHL), Deputy Chief Executive Officer for Sales at Russian Helicopters holding company Grigory Kozlov was quoted as saying in an interview. “We are going to build a helicopter from… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 14-Sep-15

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Erickson makes two more key appointments

Erickson makes two more key appointments

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) is pleased to announce that Jason Johnson has joined the company as Senior Director of Sales for the company’s Manufacturing and MRO Business Unit. In addition to Mr. Johnson, Scott Cook has joined the company as Senior Director of Business Development for the Americas Region. In his role as head of Sales… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 14-Sep-15

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Russia and China plan to build an innovative heavy-lift helicopter

Russia and China plan to build an innovative heavy-lift helicopter

“We are going to build a helicopter from scratch making it a fundamentally new aircraft even though it will borrow some of the solutions from the existing Mi-26, explains Gregory Kozlov. He also noted that to date, Russian Helicopters and Chinese corporation AVIC had formulated preliminary specifications and were working on towards a consensus on… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Sep-15

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Mexico certifies Onboard Systems Bell 206L & 407 Cargo Hook Systems

Mexico certifies Onboard Systems Bell 206L & 407 Cargo Hook Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits and Onboard Weighing Systems for the BELL 206L and 406 aircraft models have been certified for use in Mexico by the Dirección General de Aeronáutica Civil (DGAC). A Certificado de Tipo Suplementario was issued for… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 27-Aug-15

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Erickson to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference

Erickson to Present at the Canaccord Genuity Growth Conference

Erickson Incorporated NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce that it will present at the Canaccord 35th Annual Growth Conference. Jeff Roberts, President and CEO and Eric Struik, Vice President and CFO are scheduled to present on August 13th at 12:00p.m., from the Intercontinental Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. About Erickson… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 13-Aug-15

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Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems extends TBOs on medium Bell cargo hooks

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has extended the time between overhauls (TBO) for its TALON® MC Cargo Hook Kits for the Bell 204, 205, 212, 412 and UH-1 aircraft to six years or 1,500 hours, whichever comes first. Previously, the cargo hook kits… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 11-Aug-15

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Erickson Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Erickson Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading provider of aviation services and products to a worldwide mix of commercial and government customers, today announced second quarter 2015 financial results. Jeff Roberts, Chief Executive Officer of Erickson, commented, “Our second quarter results were below expectations as a result of challenges in the… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 10-Aug-15

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Erickson Announces Enhanced Aircrane Modifications

Erickson Announces Enhanced Aircrane Modifications

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, is pleased to announce newly designed and certified enhancements for the S-64 Aircrane to improve situational awareness for aircraft pilots. As part of a continuous improvement initiative, the company has installed and certified FAA mandated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) OUT (transmit) systems, which are ADS-B… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 04-Aug-15

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Onboard Systems R66 cargo hook approved by FAA

Onboard Systems R66 cargo hook approved by FAA

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kit for the Robinson R66 aircraft has been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard will also submit this system to Transport Canada and EASA for certification in Canada and Europe, respectively. The R66 cargo hook kit… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 29-Jul-15

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Erickson announces date for FY2015 Q2 results

Erickson announces date for FY2015 Q2 results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services announced today that it will release its earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015 on Thursday, August 6, 2015 after the market closes. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and Eric Struik, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 27-Jul-15

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Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q2 earnings

Kaman Announces Release Date for FY2015 Q2 earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its second quarter 2015 results after the stock market closes on Thursday, July 30, 2015, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 am ET on Friday, July 31, 2015. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (866) 291-5954 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 17-Jul-15

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Brazil approves Dart hook for R66

Brazil approves Dart hook for R66

Already approved by Transport Canada, FAA and EASA, the DART Cargo Hook now opens up the utility market to R66 operators in Brazil.  The easy-to-install DART R66 Primary Cargo Hook is designed to mount directly to the belly of the aircraft, providing safety and efficiency for all utility missions. With a lift capacity of 1,015… Read more »

Source: Dart, 08-Jun-15

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K-Max back in production after 12 year gap

K-Max back in production after 12 year gap

Kaman have announced (their press release below) that the K-Max is to go back into production.  This announcement has been expected for some time, perhaps a handful of years even, and has been waiting for a minimum number of orders to ensure the costs of ramping up the line again are justified.  Between 1991 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 08-Jun-15

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Mi-26T completes 9-day 900-mile load-lifting mission

Mi-26T completes 9-day 900-mile load-lifting mission

The world’s heaviest-lifting commercial helicopter, the Mi-26T, produced by Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) has successfully completed a mission to transport the 14-tonne fuselage of a Mi-26 military transport helicopter from Yoshkar-Ola to Rostov-on-Don (903 miles according to Google Maps. Ed). The Mi-26(T) helicopter is the only model able to fly while carrying… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 14-May-15

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Russian Helicopters, China’s AVIC to collaborate on development of advanced heavy-lift helicopter

Russian Helicopters, China’s AVIC to collaborate on development of advanced heavy-lift helicopter

Russian Helicopters (part of State Corporation Rostec) and Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) have signed a framework agreement to work together on creating an advanced heavy helicopter. The agreement was signed at the Moscow Kremlin today in the presence of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping by the CEO of Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-May-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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Erickson Announces Board of Directors Changes

Erickson Announces Board of Directors Changes

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced changes to the composition of its board of directors that it believes strengthen its governance and reinforce its commitment to independence. Gary Scott, a director of the Company since 2012, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, succeeding Quinn Morgan, who remains a… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 23-Mar-15

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Japan certifies Onboard Systems AS350 (H125) Cargo Hook Swing Retrofit Kit

Japan certifies Onboard Systems AS350 (H125) Cargo Hook Swing Retrofit Kit

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook swing retrofit kit for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 (H125) aircraft (P/N 200-286-02) has been certified for use in Japan by the Japan Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB). “Onboard’s swing retrofit kit enables operators to upgrade their factory-installed… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 17-Mar-15

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Breeze-Eastern Advances MissionView Development

Breeze-Eastern Advances MissionView Development

Breeze Eastern Corporation (NYSE MKT: BZC), the aerospace industry’s only dedicated hoist and winch specialist, is completing initial system development and is on track to flight test and begin qualification on its MissionView™ Situational Awareness System in the next several months. The MissionView System is designed with integrated sensors that wirelessly transmit real-time color video… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 01-Mar-15

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Erickson announces 150 job losses in restructure

Erickson announces 150 job losses in restructure

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) announced today that it has initiated a comprehensive organizational restructuring that it anticipates will create significant new efficiencies and cost reductions, improve profitability, and enhance the Company’s overall competitive position. The Company will now be organized into the following four business segments: 1) Government Aviation Services, led by Chris Bassett 2) Oil… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 09-Feb-15

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21-Jan-15 C-GJPW Airbus AS350B2 Key Lake, Canada

Helicopter was involved with long line operations on a power-line construction project 11 nm SE of Key Lake, SK. After a power-line cable was moved, the long line did not release. The helicopter descended and struck the ground. The pilot was injured and was transferred to La Ronge Hospital for medical attention. The helicopter sustained… Read more »

21-Jan-15

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Onboard Systems to develop Bell 429 External Load Weighing System

Onboard Systems to develop Bell 429 External Load Weighing System

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, announced that it has been awarded a contract by Bell Helicopters to design and develop a new adaptation of its TALON® LC Hydraulic release external cargo hook system for the Bell 429 helicopter. The new version will include an Onboard Weighing System… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 08-Jan-15

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Columbia Helicopters appoints Finance VP

Columbia Helicopters appoints Finance VP

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the promotion of Matt Long to Vice President of Finance. The promotion is effective January 2, 2015. Long replaces Stan Wilson, who held the titles of company President and Vice President of Finance. Wilson was recently promoted to the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Matt has… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 05-Jan-15

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Erickson Reports Third Quarter to 30th September 2014

Erickson Reports Third Quarter to 30th September 2014

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a worldwide mix of commercial and government customers and the vertically integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful, heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced third quarter and year to date 2014 financial results. Udo Rieder,… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 10-Nov-14

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Kaman Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Kaman Reports 2014 Third Quarter Results

Extracts from the full financial statements as follows Overview Neal J. Keating, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, stated, “While we faced several challenges during the third quarter we are pleased that Aerospace continued to deliver improved margin performance and Distribution achieved its fourth consecutive quarter of organic sales growth. In addition, we generated very… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 04-Nov-14

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22-Jul-14 N5225C Hughes 500D Oso, US-Washington

Crashed during logging operations after tail hit a logging cable.

22-Jul-14

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20-Jun-14 VH-NKW Bell 206L3 Taroom, Australia

While conducting sling load operations, the load at the end of the long line became tangled. The pilot attempted to land the helicopter, however when at about 10 ft above ground level, the line pulled tight. The pilot was unable to release the line, and the helicopter collided with terrain, resulting in substantial damage. The… Read more »

20-Jun-14

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Columbia Helicopters Appoints Senior Advisor

Columbia Helicopters Appoints Senior Advisor

Columbia Helicopters is pleased to announce the appointment of Kees Blekxtoon as a Senior Advisor to the company. Mr. Blekxtoon will support the company’s marketing efforts in the Netherlands and India. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Blekxtoon has served as President for The Boeing Company, Northern & Western Europe, and as President of Stork/Fokker International…. Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 26-May-14

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Erickson reports FY2014 Q1 results to 31 March 2014

Erickson reports FY2014 Q1 results to 31 March 2014

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (“Erickson,” the “Company,” “we,” “us” and “our”), a leading global provider of aviation services to a worldwide mix of commercial and government customers and the vertically integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful, heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced first quarter 2014 financial results and reiterated its full-year guidance for… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 11-May-14

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Erickson to Webcast its Presentation at the Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrial Growth Conference

Erickson to Webcast its Presentation at the Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrial Growth Conference

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services to a diverse mix of commercial and government customers, and the vertically-integrated manufacturer and operator of the powerful heavy-lift Erickson S-64 Aircrane helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, announced today that management will be presenting at the Oppenheimer 9th Annual Industrial Growth Conference in New York City… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 03-May-14

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