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HAI names recipient of the 2021 Salute to Excellence Safety Award

HAI names recipient of the 2021 Salute to Excellence Safety Award

5-Mar-2021Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce rotorcraft industry professional Neo Aik Sia, is the 2021 recipient of the association’s Safety Award. The award, sponsored by BLR Aerospace, recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the promotion of helicopter safety and safety awareness. Neo Aik Sia joined the Junior Flying Club in 1972 in... Read more

BLR Aerospace Awarded Patent for Anti-Torque Helicopter System

BLR Aerospace Awarded Patent for Anti-Torque Helicopter System

13-May-2019Source: uspto

A strake may extend along a portion of an approaching side of a tail boom of a helicopter. A number of vortex generators (VGs) may extend along a portion of a retreating side of the tail boom. For tail booms with circular cross sections, the strake and the VGs are positioned between approximately 5 and 15... Read more

BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

BLR Announces H125 FastFin System Success

6-Mar-2019Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace (Booth #B3224) announced the continued success of its Airbus H125 FastFin™ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for increasing operating performance and safety margins, while creating an impressive return on investment (ROI) for operators. BLR released key ROI analysis information at HELI-EXPO 2019, highlighting customers’ quantifiable investment returns in a variety of operating... Read more

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Safety Award

HAI Announces 2019 Salute to Excellence Safety Award

10-Jan-2019Source: HAI

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Chris Sharpe, project manager of HeliSOS in Guatemala, is the 2019 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Excellence in Safety Award. With this award, HAI acknowledges outstanding contributions in the promotion of safety and safety awareness throughout the international helicopter community. The award... Read more

China approves BLR FastFin for H125

China approves BLR FastFin for H125

29-Jun-2018Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate for the H125 FastFin® System, clearing the way for installation of FastFin on Airbus H125 helicopters in China. It is the first FastFin System to be validated in China, according to BLR President Mike Carpenter.“We are pleased to continually... Read more

BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

27-Feb-2018Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that the first factory installation of an Airbus Helicopters H125 FastFin® System has been completed and the aircraft will be delivered in June to Heli-Austria. The company also announced that 25 Airbus Helicopters Customer Centers worldwide have been authorized to sell and install the FastFin System. Heli-Austria is a long-time FastFin... Read more

HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

13-Dec-2017

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Claude Vuichard, of Bern, Switzerland, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Safety Award. This award, honoring those who have excelled in promoting safety in the helicopter industry, will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018... Read more

Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

16-Aug-2017Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for installation on Airbus H125 helicopters. The H125 FastFin system was certified in late 2016 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency... Read more

Eagle Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Australasia

Eagle Strengthens Customer Support Capabilities in Australasia

25-Jul-2017Source: Eagle Copters

At Eagle Australasia, we continually strive to expand our capabilities and intern our ability to provide expert support and service to the industry. We are excited to announce BLR Aerospace has recognised Eagle Australasia as an industry expert in the world of Bell Helicopters by appointing us BLR Distributors for Australia, Papua New Guinea and... Read more

H125 FastFin Approved by Transport Canada

H125 FastFin Approved by Transport Canada

10-May-2017Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been approved by Transport Canada for installation on Canadian registered Airbus H125/AS350 helicopters. The H125 FastFin System was certified in late 2016 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The System... Read more

BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

6-Mar-2017Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace has completed its first fleet sale of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus H125 helicopters and will introduce its lead-the-fleet customer at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Brainerd Aviation purchased four systems in December, becoming the first operator to select the FastFin, which uses advanced airflow management to increase... Read more

EASA approves FastFin System for AB412

EASA approves FastFin System for AB412

16-Jan-2017Source: BLR Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AB412 helicopters, the company announced today. “We are pleased to further expand the reach of this remarkable technology and make it available for more aircraft,” said company President Mike Carpenter. “With FastFin... Read more

FAA Certifies FastFin System for Installation on H125 Helicopters

FAA Certifies FastFin System for Installation on H125 Helicopters

3-Jan-2017Source: BLR Aerospace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on H125 helicopters, the company announced today. The system is now available to the aftermarket and as a factory-installed STC option on new Airbus H125 helicopters. Mathilde Royer-Germain, Airbus Helicopters’ Vice President, Light Helicopters Program, congratulated... Read more

BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

14-Nov-2016Source: BLR

The newest FastFin® System from BLR Aerospace will be displayed publicly for the first time on an Airbus H125 helicopter at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, Nov. 11-13 in Edmonton, Canada. Visitors may see the system and speak with BLR representatives in the Airbus Helicopters booth 516. BLR is accepting pre-certification orders as it awaits... Read more

FastFin to Gain FAA Approval

FastFin to Gain FAA Approval

19-Oct-2016Source: HeliHub.com

BLR Aerospace are looking to gain approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) next month for the FastFin modification on Airbus Helicopter’s H125. The FastFin modification combines vortex generators and an aerodynamic cowling on the left side of the tail boom, opposite a strake. This creates a “lateral lift” reports Flight Global. The one... Read more

BLR Aerospace starts taking orders for H125 FastFin

BLR Aerospace starts taking orders for H125 FastFin

29-Jul-2016Source: BLR

BLR Aerospace is accepting pre-certification orders now to secure production slots for its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the H125 helicopter, the company announced today. BLR is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the H125 FastFin System in the third quarter of this year, according to company President Mike... Read more

BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

BLR to certify FastFin for H125s in 2016

29-Feb-2016Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace is working with Airbus Helicopters to certify the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on an H125 helicopter, the company announced today. Proof of concept flight tests were successfully completed in 2015. BLR is nearing the end of its certification flight test program and is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)... Read more

BLR Flight Tests FastFin System for AH-1 Cobra

BLR Flight Tests FastFin System for AH-1 Cobra

6-Oct-2015Source: BLR

BLR Aerospace is flight testing the Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System on the AH-1 attack helicopter, commonly referred to as the Cobra, the company announced today. Company flight testing has confirmed that Fast Fin will improve the AH-1’s left pedal authority and engine thermodynamic efficiency. BLR holds the restricted category type certificate... Read more

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

BLR Aerospace appoints European FastFin distributor

6-Oct-2015Source: BLR

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified the BLR Aerospace Fast Fin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on AgustaWestland’s AB412 helicopter. European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification is imminent, according to Dave Marone, the company’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Marone also announced the appointment of Agrarflug Helilift as... Read more

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

VIH Aerospace Delivers Rejuvenated Bell 205 to HeliMax Aviation

10-Jun-2015Source: VIH

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services has delivered its latest custom helicopter paint job on a Bell 205 for its US-based customer Helimax Aviation on June 1st, 2015. Helimax Aviation (www.helimaxaviation.com) specializes in providing a variety of aerial support services including passenger transport; forestry firefighting... Read more

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

BLR Aerospace Delivers 850th FastFin System; Military Demand Continues to Grow

3-Mar-2015Source: BLR Aerospace

Some 850 BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are now operating in 30 nations worldwide, elevating the performance of Bell Medium helicopters and helping a wide range of operators improve mission effectiveness. More than half of all FastFin Systems are operating in North America, followed by Latin America (20 percent) and Asia... Read more

LongRanger performance increase as FAA approves BLR Tailboom Strakes

LongRanger performance increase as FAA approves BLR Tailboom Strakes

1-Mar-2015Source: BLR Aerospace

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified a performance increase for Bell 206L helicopters equipped with dual tailboom strakes from BLR Aerospace. It is the first time BLR has certified one of its performance-enhancing products for a light helicopter, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Marone. The new Flight Manual Supplement certifies... Read more

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

Honduras President upgrades with new Bell 412EP

19-Jan-2015Source: HeliHub.com

The Air Force of Honduras has recently taken delivery of a new Bell 412EP for the Presidential Flight.  It replaces an older 412SP which has been on charge in this role since 1988, and was one of a fleet of ten bought at that time.  It is not clear exactly how many of the original... Read more

First Ten FastFin® Systems Arrive in Europe From BLR Aerospace

First Ten FastFin® Systems Arrive in Europe From BLR Aerospace

13-Oct-2014Source: BLR

With EASA approval in hand, an increasing number of European operators are equipping their helicopters with the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System from BLR Aerospace. The company has delivered four systems to Agrarflug Helilift in Ahlen, Germany, two to Heli Austria, and four to the UK Ministry of Defence. The ten FastFin-equipped helicopters... Read more

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

25-Mar-2014Source: BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems... Read more

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

Government FastFin Sales Soar at BLR Aerospace

25-Feb-2014Source: BLR Aerospace

Government and military sales of FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems are taking off, up 30 percent over two years, officials at BLR Aerospace say. Some 200 of the 600 FastFin Systems in operation worldwide are flown for government or military missions. Recent sales to the UK Ministry of Defense (four Bell 412 systems... Read more

BLR Aerospace Offers Customized ROI Analysis During Heli-Expo 2014

BLR Aerospace Offers Customized ROI Analysis During Heli-Expo 2014

24-Feb-2014Source: BLR Aerospace

Throughout Heli-Expo 2014, operators of Bell Medium helicopters may visit BLR Aerospace (Exhibit 5743) for a custom return on investment (ROI) report that will instantly estimate their individual payback period and on-going savings for the investment made in the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System. “Operators who take advantage of the analysis will better... Read more

BLR Aerospace appoints Business Aviation Segment Champion

BLR Aerospace appoints Business Aviation Segment Champion

10-Oct-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

Colleen M. Back has accepted the assignment of Business Aviation Market Segment Champion for BLR Aerospace. Responsible for BLR’s global network of authorized dealers, Back will focus on the future structure and policies needed to ensure continued growth. Back launched her sales and marketing career at the Proctor & Gamble Company. Her interest in aviation... Read more

Heli Austria flies first FastFin-Equipped Bell 412 in Europe

Heli Austria flies first FastFin-Equipped Bell 412 in Europe

25-Sep-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace today announced that Heli Austria is the first European operator of BLR’s FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the Bell 412. FastFin recently was certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation and flight on Bell 412 helicopters. Based on patented technologies, BLR’s flagship FastFin System enables performance improvements... Read more

EASA approves BLR Aerospace FastFin System for Bell 412

EASA approves BLR Aerospace FastFin System for Bell 412

23-Sep-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on all Bell 412 helicopters.  FastFin is already EASA-approved for installation on Bell 204, 205, and 212 helicopters. Meet with BLR in Exhibit D30 during Helitech International, Sept. 24-26 in London. Based on patented technologies, BLR’s flagship... Read more

BLR Aerospace expands Rotorcraft sales team

BLR Aerospace expands Rotorcraft sales team

8-May-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

Keith Ray and Mike Sela have joined the growing rotorcraft sales and support team at BLR Aerospace, the company announced today. Ray, a 30-year aviation industry veteran, has been named commercial helicopter segment champion.  Ray is responsible for sales of the company’s rotorcraft products, most notably the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System, to... Read more

Bell 412EPI – with integrated glass flight deck and BLR upgrades

Bell 412EPI – with integrated glass flight deck and BLR upgrades

5-Mar-2013Source: Bell

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), today introduced an upgrade to one of the company’s most versatile and reliable helicopters – the new Bell 412EPI. The upgrade improves the Bell 412EP platform with the Bell BasiX ProTM fully integrated glass flight deck, which provides critical flight information at a glance for greater situational... Read more

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

BLR sells 600th FastFin System

5-Mar-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace opens Heli-Expo 2013 with 600 FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability Systems sold to date, and a rapidly expanding military presence. Overall, the company continues to deliver strong growth. Sales increased over 30 percent in 2012, and BLR’s global military footprint skyrocketed with large fleet-wide conversion sales to Colombia, Peru, Pakistan, and the... Read more

EASA Approves FastFin for Bell 205s

EASA Approves FastFin for Bell 205s

15-Jan-2013

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 205 helicopters. BLR Aerospace recently received EASA approval for FastFin on Bell 212 helicopters and certification efforts are underway for the Bell 412. Following up on the successful FastFin certification for Bell 212s,... Read more

Japan approves BLR FastFin on Bell 412EP

Japan approves BLR FastFin on Bell 412EP

3-Jan-2013Source: BLR Aerospace

The Japan Civil Aviation Bureau has approved the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation on Bell 412EP helicopters. Nagano FFDR (Fire Fighting, Disaster, Relief, and Rescue) has selected the FastFin System for its Bell 412EP helicopter and will become the nation’s first operator to install and use the system. Nagano... Read more

Brazil certifies BLR Aerospace’s FastFin on B204, 205 and 212

Brazil certifies BLR Aerospace’s FastFin on B204, 205 and 212

15-Aug-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

 The Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 204, 205 and 212 helicopters. ANAC certification for BLR’s Bell 412 FastFin system is forthcoming. Brazilian operators of these Bell medium helicopters may now join their worldwide counterparts in realizing significant performance... Read more

EASA approves BLR FastFin for Bell 205

EASA approves BLR FastFin for Bell 205

19-Jun-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 205 helicopters. BLR Aerospace recently received EASA approval for FastFin on Bell 212 helicopters and certification efforts are underway for the Bell 412. Following up on the successful FastFin certification for Bell 212s,... Read more

EASA approves BLR FastFin system for Bell 212s

EASA approves BLR FastFin system for Bell 212s

18-Apr-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for installation and flight on Bell 212 helicopters.  Certification for Bell 204s and 205s is imminent, and EASA certification of BLR’s best-selling Bell 412 FastFin System is in work. European operators of these Bell medium helicopters may now join... Read more

FastFin becoming must-have technology for military operators worldwide

FastFin becoming must-have technology for military operators worldwide

17-Apr-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

When it comes to military helicopter operations, the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System is rapidly becoming a force to be reckoned with. Multiple branches within the Military Forces of Colombia are among the most recent military operators to try – and then buy — the FastFin system, according to Dave Marone, Vice President of... Read more

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

Industry First: FastFin added to offshore oil support fleet

11-Feb-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

Falcon Aviation Services (FAS) of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, has become the world’s first offshore oil operator to enhance the safety and productivity of its helicopters with the BLR Aerospace FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System. FAS last year began flying the first new factory-produced Bell 412EP equipped with the FastFin System. Successful... Read more

FastFin fuels record sales at BLR Aerospace

FastFin fuels record sales at BLR Aerospace

11-Feb-2012Source: BLR Aerospace

Market acceptance of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System is fueling record growth for BLR Aerospace, in large part due to OEM and operator acceptance of the FastFin System for Bell medium helicopters, according to Dave Marone, vice president of Sales and Marketing for BLR. BLR representatives will be available to discuss FastFin... Read more

FAA approves B212 performance increase with BLR FastFin

FAA approves B212 performance increase with BLR FastFin

21-Oct-2011Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace, a name synonymous with outstanding performance enhancement technologies that increase the capabilities of rotary-wing and fixed-wing aircraft by manufacturers such as Bell Helicopter and Hawker Beechcraft, today announced an FAA-certified performance increase for its Bell 212 FastFin® System. The FAA has approved a Flight Manual Supplement (FMS) certifying up to 500 pounds of... Read more

BLR Aerospace delivers 200th UH-1 FastFin® tail rotor enhancement

BLR Aerospace delivers 200th UH-1 FastFin® tail rotor enhancement

6-Jun-2011Source: BLR Aerospace

BLR Aerospace, the well-known developer of innovative performance modifications for helicopters and business aircraft, recently delivered its 200th FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for a Bell UH-1H helicopter. More than one-third of the certificated UH-1 fleet has been modified with FastFin, making it one of the company’s top-selling products, according to Dave Marone,... Read more

Bell to install after-market BLR FastFin on new 412s

Bell to install after-market BLR FastFin on new 412s

21-Jul-2010Source: BLR Aerospace

Bell Helicopter today announced its intent to install BLR’s FastFinâ„¢ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System as standard equipment on new Bell 412 helicopters. This announcement coupled with the Federal Aviation Administration’s recent certification of its Bell 412 FastFin System, has officials at BLR Aerospace flying high. “We are proud to partner with Bell Helicopter... Read more

FAA certifies increased hover performance for Bell UH-1 FastFin

FAA certifies increased hover performance for Bell UH-1 FastFin

27-May-2010Source: BLR Aerospace

Everett, Wash., May 27, 2010 — The Federal Aviation Administration has certified increased hover performance for UH-1H helicopters equipped with the FastFinâ„¢ Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System and Lycoming T53-13B engines. FAA certified data shows that operators who install FastFin on their UH-1 helicopters (with Lycoming T53-13B engines) may increase their useful load by... Read more

BLR Aerospace STC Expands Performance Options for Bell 204/205 Operators

BLR Aerospace STC Expands Performance Options for Bell 204/205 Operators

15-Sep-2009Source: RotorNews

BLR Aerospace has good news for owners and operators of Bell 204, 205A, 205A1, and 205B helicopters — especially those whose aircraft are already equipped with Dual Tailboom Strakes. The FastFinâ„¢ segment of the FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability system has received Supplemental Type Certification from the Federal Aviation Administration for installation on these... Read more

BLR Aerospace Delivers 100th UH-1 FastFin System

BLR Aerospace Delivers 100th UH-1 FastFin System

16-Feb-2009Source: Vertical Magazine

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