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Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for MD902 Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products announces the receipt of a FAA Supplemental Type Certification number SR04347CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the MD 902. Tanis manufactures the only Heli-preheat system that thoroughly and safely preconditions all critical components. Helicopter preconditioning systems typically include heating elements for the engine, main rotor gear box, accessory… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 13-Mar-19

Tanis receives STC for S-64 Aircrane Preheat System

Tanis receives STC for S-64 Aircrane Preheat System

Tanis Aircraft Products announced today the FAA Supplemental Type Certification SR04343CH and the availability of its helicopter preconditioning system for the Erickson S-64 Aircrane. Erickson is a leading aerospace manufacturer and global provider of aviation services that operates, maintains and manufactures utility aircraft to safely transport and place people and cargo around the world. Erickson… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 12-Mar-19

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Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B VVIP Luxury Interior Upgrade

Heli-One Receives STC Approval For S-76B VVIP Luxury Interior Upgrade

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval for its luxury interior upgrade from Transport Canada and the Malaysia Department of Civil Aviation. This STC is from the S76B VVIP upgrade project recently completed for a customer in Asia. The cabin has been… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 12-Mar-19

FAA STC For Concorde Lead Acid Battery Upgrade

FAA STC For Concorde Lead Acid Battery Upgrade

FAA STC SR00917DE has been approved to install Concorde Battery Corporation’s Platinum Series® RG-292-102 (17Ah) or RG-292-103A (24Ah) on Sikorsky Aircraft S-92A helicopters. Concorde developed the RG-292 batteries as direct fit replacement for the original Ni-Cd battery. The table below indicates the correct Concorde battery to install dependent on the existing OEM battery. The existing… Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 11-Mar-19

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky Receives FAA certification for the S-70M Black Hawk

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT) received a type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certifying that the S-70M Black Hawk helicopter design meets the applicable airworthiness requirements in the Restricted Category. The type certificate will allow Sikorsky to request authorization from the FAA to produce S-70M aircraft for the following special purpose… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Mar-19

UA Teams with FAA for Rotorcraft Enhanced Flight Vision System R&D

UA Teams with FAA for Rotorcraft Enhanced Flight Vision System R&D

Universal Avionics (UA), an Elbit Systems Company, is continuing its research partnership with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to further develop and mature new regulations to support the use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems/Enhanced Helicopter Vision Systems (EFVS/EHVS) for rotorcraft. The FAA is evaluating the use of Heli-ClearVision as a representative EHVS to improve helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-19

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc announces Bell 505 NVG certification

Aero Dynamix Inc. (ADI) announces another aircraft model and STC added to their long list of NVG certifications. The FAA has issued STC# SR09899AC to ADI for the Bell 505 Night Vision Compatible Lighting System which is comprised of internal avionics modifications and newly manufactured ELP’s. “As this new platform is gaining popularity in the… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 05-Mar-19

FAA approves StandardAero Bell 212 Glass Cockpit Upgrade

FAA approves StandardAero Bell 212 Glass Cockpit Upgrade

StandardAero announced the attainment of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of a new glass cockpit upgrade for the Bell 212 helicopter, available for both VFR and IFR operations. The upgrade features proven Universal Avionics EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays which can be integrated with legacy Honeywell and Bell autopilot systems. The first installation of this new… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 04-Mar-19

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FAA Acting Administrator to Attend Heli-Expo 2019

FAA Acting Administrator to Attend Heli-Expo 2019

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Federal Aviation Association (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel K. Elwell is scheduled to attend HAI HELI-EXPO 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 5, 2019. Administrator Elwell will participate in a “fireside chat” with HAI president and CEO Matthew Zuccaro, where they will discuss a selection of topics… Read more »

Source: HAI, 27-Feb-19

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FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

FAA Establishes Restrictions on Drone Operations over DOJ and DOD Facilities

At the request of its federal security partners, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address concerns about drone operations over national security sensitive facilities by establishing temporary unmanned aircraft system (UAS) specific flight restrictions. Information on… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Feb-19

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DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART’s H135 Crosstubes get approvals

DART Aerospace (“DART”) received STC approval from TCCA, FAA and EASA in the last three months of 2018 for its Replacement Crosstubes for the Airbus EC/H135 helicopters. Adding to DART’s growing portfolio of Landing Gear, the ready-to-install Crosstubes are available in Standard Low and Mid-Height with factory-installed Supports. “This is DART’s first adventure in larger… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 14-Feb-19

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FAA Statement on Continuing Operations during Shutdown

FAA Statement on Continuing Operations during Shutdown

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is the primary agency responsible for the safe and efficient use of the national airspace.  In carrying out its vital aviation safety mission, the FAA maintains a complex, interrelated system of oversight, approvals, reviews, and renewals that allow an integrated network of regulated individuals, air carriers, and others to continue… Read more »

Source: FAA, 05-Feb-19

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FAA appoints Associate Administrator for Airports

FAA appoints Associate Administrator for Airports

Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Dan Elwell today named D. Kirk Shaffer as the FAA Associate Administrator for Airports, effective December 17. In this position, Shaffer will oversee the annual Airport Improvement Program (AIP). Since 2017 through the AIP program, the U.S. Department of Transportation has announced nearly $7 billion in investments in the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Dec-18

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Aspen Avionics’ Evolution E5 Receives STC

Aspen Avionics’ Evolution E5 Receives STC

Aspen Avionics announced it has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Evolution E5 Dual Electronic Flight Instrument (EFI). The Evolution E5 can be sold directly to consumers by Aspen Avionics authorized dealers and aviation retailers. Introduced in April 2018 at the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) annual convention, the STC’d, non-TSO Evolution E5 consolidates… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 14-Dec-18

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DART gets TCCA, FAA and EASA approvals

DART gets TCCA, FAA and EASA approvals

DART Aerospace (“DART”) recently received approval of updates to the STC from TCCA, FAA and EASA for its latest additions to their bestselling AS350/AS355 Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basket™. Since receiving initial certification of a utility basket on the AS350 in 1994, DART has been consistently improving and adding to the design to meet the evolving requirements… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 14-Dec-18

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Simplex Announces New STC

Simplex Announces New STC

Simplex® Aerospace announced it has received FAA STC SR02629SE for their latest agricultural spray system for the Robinson R66 helicopter. The spray system, Simplex® Aerospace Model 266, is a next-generation spray system integrating several of Simplex® Aerospace’s newly developed agricultural spray technologies including new composite techniques and carbon-fiber booms. Simplex is the sole U.S. producer… Read more »

Source: Simplex Aerospace, 11-Dec-18

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Leonardo AW189 – FAA AD 2018-24-06 – Tailplane lower fitting

We are adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Leonardo S.p.A. (Leonardo) Model AW189 helicopters. This AD requires replacing the tail plane lower fitting with an improved tail plane lower fitting. This AD was prompted by reports of cracks on the tail plane fittings of Model AW189 helicopters. The actions of this AD are intended… Read more »

Source: FAA, 30-Nov-18

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Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

Aerolite Receives FAA STC for AW169 Air Medical Interior

Aerolite announced that they received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for an AW169 air medical interior. This STC is for various lightweight medical interior configurations that were previously certified through EASA. “The FAA STC will allow us to offer our medical interiors also in the US. We are excited to have received this STC…. Read more »

Source: Aerolite, 26-Nov-18

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Airbus EC135 – FAA AD 2013-21-05R1 – Bearings

We are revising Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2013-21-05 for Eurocopter Deutschland GmbH (now Airbus Helicopters Deutschland GmbH) (Airbus Helicopters) Model EC135 P1, P2, P2+, T1, T2, and T2+ helicopters. AD 2013-21-05 required an initial and repetitive inspections of certain bearings and modifying the floor and a rod. Since we issued AD 2013-21-05, we have determined that… Read more »

Source: FAA, 16-Nov-18

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Appareo expands AML-STC for Stratus ADS-B Out transponders

Appareo expands AML-STC for Stratus ADS-B Out transponders

Appareo has received FAA approval of an expanded Approved Model List (AML) for the company’s Stratus ADS-B Out transponders. The AML-STC for Stratus ES/ESG now includes 219 aircraft, including popular Cessna, Piper, and Mooney models, as well as Cirrus SR20 and SR22, Beechcraft 33, 35, 36, and Diamond DA20 and DA40. The latest expansion marks… Read more »

Source: Appareo Systems, 15-Nov-18

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IHST: Making Life & Death Decisions: A Case Study of a Fatal Helicopter Accident

IHST: Making Life & Death Decisions: A Case Study of a Fatal Helicopter Accident

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) is partnering with the FAA Safety Team for the first of several two-hour workshops aimed at discussing the grey areas of safety decisions faced by helicopter pilots during critical moments. The workshop is free and participants can register here: https://www.faasafety.gov/SPANS/event_details.aspx?eid=86202&caller=/SPANS/events/EventList.aspx The session will be a deep dive into one… Read more »

Source: IHST, 09-Nov-18

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FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

FAA Relaunches ADS-B Out Rebate

The FAA today announced it is relaunching its $500 ADS-B rebate program effective immediately and through Oct. 11, 2019. The Aency is making $4,900,000 available under the rebate program, which will fund 9,792 ADS-B Out installations. As of Jan. 1, 2020, aircraft flying in airspace where a transponder is necessary today will be required to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 02-Nov-18

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Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

Bell 407GXi Certified by FAA

The Bell 407GXi has been validated by the FAA after receiving certification from Transport Canada earlier this year. Chilean based customer, Eagle Copters, took delivery of the first Bell 407GXi to be used for corporate transportation. Bell announced the latest enhancements to the popular Bell 407 platform featuring improved pilot awareness, higher precision navigation, enhanced… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 30-Oct-18

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Bell 429 – FAA AD 2018-21-15 – Rod End

We are superseding Airworthiness Directive (AD) 2017-13-03 for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. AD 2017-13-03 required adding an identification number to life-limited rod ends that do not have a serial number (S/N). Since we issued AD 2017-13-03, an additional life-limited rod end was identified that is affected by the same unsafe… Read more »

Source: FAA, 23-Oct-18

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Bell 429 – FAA AD 2018-16-51 – Tail rotor gearbox

We are publishing a new airworthiness directive (AD) for Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Limited (Bell) Model 429 helicopters. This AD was sent previously to all known U.S. owners and operators of these helicopters as Emergency AD 2018-16-51, dated July 26, 2018, which superseded Emergency AD 2018-15-51, dated July 20, 2018. This AD requires inspecting the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 22-Oct-18

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AAMS supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

AAMS supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

Following weeks of negotiations between the leadership of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302) was passed yesterday by the House and is currently before the Senate. AAMS fully supports the language included in the FAA Reauthorization bill establishing an Advisory Committee to engage… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 28-Sep-18

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Ramm Aerospace AS350 heater line kits TCCA and FAA approved

Ramm Aerospace AS350 heater line kits TCCA and FAA approved

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to offer a TCCA and FAA approved Replacement AS350 Heater Line Kit with several unique features. The RAMM Aerospace Replacement AS350 Stainless Steel Heater Line Kit was developed with an operator that saw a need in the industry for a replacement kit that reduced maintenance costs and aircraft downtime. “The majority… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 19-Sep-18

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Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced multiple validations for the VIP MAGnificent interior in the Bell 505. The VIP interior for the Bell 505, branded as the MAGnificent, received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation with EASA, FAA and ANAC authorities this past week.  The STC is an optional upgrade to the existing Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 14-Sep-18

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FAA approves Lord Corp B412 Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot

FAA approves Lord Corp B412 Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot

 LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot for Bell 412HP and 412EP helicopter platforms. Customers using PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save 35 percent on maintenance costs over a… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 13-Sep-18

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Enstrom certifies Appareo Vision 1000

Enstrom certifies Appareo Vision 1000

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation has certified Appareo’s Vision 1000 in the Enstrom 480B turbine helicopter.  FAA certification for the Vision 1000 was granted in June followed by EASA and the Brazilian ANAC.  Approval is in process with the Chinese CAAC and the CAA of Argentina. The Vision 1000 is Appareo’s FAA-certified cockpit recording device that captures attitude data,… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 24-Aug-18

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FAA warns against drone flights near wildfires

FAA warns against drone flights near wildfires

If you fly your drone anywhere near a wildfire, you could get someone killed. That’s the stern warning the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and U.S. wildland fire agencies have for pilots of unmanned aircraft (“UAS,” or more popularly “drones”) who interfere with fighting wildfires. When firefighting aircraft have to be grounded due to an unauthorized drone flight, there are… Read more »

Source: FAA, 22-Aug-18

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USHST to Participate in FAA Rotorcraft Conference

USHST to Participate in FAA Rotorcraft Conference

Safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be participating on Oct. 23-25 in the Federal Aviation Administration’s 2018 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference in Hurst, TX. The free conference (www.faahelisafety.org) gathers together rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, helicopter operators, students and government regulators from the United States and abroad. Experts… Read more »

Source: USHST, 22-Aug-18

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VHA Receives FAA STC for 206L LongRanger Main Blades

VHA Receives FAA STC for 206L LongRanger Main Blades

Van Horn Aviation has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) SR02684LA from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for composite main rotor blades installed on the Bell 206L LongRanger helicopter. Loosely based on VHA’s composite 206B JetRanger main rotor blades, which were certificated in 2016, the new VHA LongRanger main rotor blades have been approved with a 16,000-hour service… Read more »

Source: Van Horn Aviation, 21-Aug-18

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FAA Approves Robinson R66 Cargo Hook

FAA Approves Robinson R66 Cargo Hook

The FAA approved Robinson’s R66 cargo hook installation. The optional cargo hook carries external loads up to 1200 lb and, for external load operations, the R66’s maximum gross weight increases from 2700 lb to 2900 lb. The cargo hook installation includes an Onboard Systems hook, right and left-seat controls (allowing for solo flight from either… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 21-Aug-18

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DART launches its new H130/EC130 Cable Cutter System

DART launches its new H130/EC130 Cable Cutter System

DART Aerospace has recently received certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its new Cable Cutter System for the H130/EC130 family of aircraft. In today’s helicopter world, a significant proportion of helicopter incidents relate to wire strikes with aircraft operating in urban areas and close to populated regions being most at risk; for this… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Aug-18

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Aerometals Receives FAA STC Approval for Airbus H130 IBF System

Aerometals Receives FAA STC Approval for Airbus H130 IBF System

Aftermarket civil and military aircraft parts manufacturer and engine Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) innovator Aerometals has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for Airbus Helicopters H130 (EC130T2) IBF System. Utilizing the latest Computational Fluid Dynamics modeling software, Aerometals’ engineers have created the most effective and efficient next generation IBF design available on the market… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 10-Aug-18

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FAA proposes closing HIWAS weather advisory

FAA proposes closing HIWAS weather advisory

The FAA is requesting public comment on the agency’s proposal to discontinue the Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS). Hazardous Inflight Weather Advisory Service (HIWAS) is a continuous broadcast of weather advisories over a limited nationwide network of VORs that provide pilots with meteorological information relating to hazardous weather. Since the early 1980s, the broadcast,… Read more »

Source: FAA, 09-Aug-18

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FAA approves all-glass cockpit for MD530F

FAA approves all-glass cockpit for MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces FAA-approval of its advanced, all-glass cockpit for the MD 530F (type certificate 369FF). Approved for production and as a type design option, this is the third glass cockpit certification MDHI has received in the last year. “My commitment to delivering next generation technologies that are both design and function-forward is unwavering,”… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 18-Jul-18

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HAI expresses concerns about Ligado proposal

HAI expresses concerns about Ligado proposal

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has joined a coalition of ten other aviation-related associations in delivering a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding the Ligado Networks Proposal. The Ligado Networks Proposal seeks to establish a cellular network within a satellite frequency band adjacent to the band used by aviation global positioning systems. The aviation… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Jun-18

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Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak receives STC for new CH-47 Chinook Internal firefighting tank system

Kawak Aviation has received FAA Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for its CH-47D Chinook aerial liquid delivery system (ALDS) and auxiliary hydraulic system. Working with customer Billings Flying Service of Billings, Montana, Kawak has achieved a more effective internal tank firefighting system. The 2,500-US gallon (9,463-liter) tank fills in under 40 seconds and can release a… Read more »

Source: Kawak Aviation, 15-Jun-18

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EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

EASA and FAA approve Alpine Aerotech bear paws for Bell 505

ALPINE AEROTECH LP announced today that they have officially secured FAA and EASA STC’s for their new Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit. Aerotech has gained traction in the market by developing superior Bear Paws that are easier to install, more attractive and ultimately more durable then the alternatives. Aerotech has established an outstanding reputation for… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 13-Jun-18

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uAvionix says skyBeacon nearing certification

uAvionix says skyBeacon nearing certification

Avionics manufacturer uAvionix believes it will have FAA technical standard order (TSO) approval for its innovative skyBeacon wingtip position light and integrated Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) Out transmitter before EAA AirVenture, or someone will walk the plank-figuratively, anyway. “We will either bring skyBeacon to sell and install on your aircraft, or a dunk tank for… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 13-Jun-18

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Dallas Avionics to Pre-Sale Certified uAvionix skyBeacon

Dallas Avionics to Pre-Sale Certified uAvionix skyBeacon

Dallas Avionics, Inc. announced today that the company is now taking pre-orders on the soon-to-be-certified uAvionix skyBeacon. The skyBeacon is the first in the series of uAvionix’s revolutionary ADS-B solutions for the certified aircraft market. The skyBeacon offers wing-tip mounted ADS-B OUT with WAAS GPS and LED position and anti-collision strobe lights that meets the… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 12-Jun-18

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SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepted their application for Type Certification for their SureFly eVTOL aircraft. The June 1st application is an important step forward, as the SureFly design appears to be the first hybrid-electric… Read more »

Source: SureFly, 11-Jun-18

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Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Use of the Precise Flight Inc. Pulselite System is a significant factor in reducing the number of bird strikes with aircraft, a new study conducted by Metro Aviation has found. Precise Flight, based in Bend, Oregon, developed the Pulselite System in 1984, and it has since been installed on over 25,000 aircraft – both fixed-… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Hansen Helicopters Executives Arrested for Fraud

Hansen Helicopters Executives Arrested for Fraud

Hansen Helicopters executives John Darrell Walker, Kenneth Rufus Crowe, Phillip Turner Kapp and Marvin R. Reed were all arrested for conspiring to defraud the FAA. The four executives were charged with knowingly and wilfully conspiring to use and lease out unsafe aircraft that had not met with the US safety standards. The federal gran jury… Read more »

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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FAA is Hiring for Safety-Related Aviation Positions

FAA is Hiring for Safety-Related Aviation Positions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will accept applications from experienced candidates to fill aviation safety positions at various facilities throughout the country. These positions are critical to the agency’s mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The FAA is hiring for the following safety-essential positions: Aviation Safety Inspectors – to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-May-18

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Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives FAA Certification

Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives FAA Certification

The Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by the FAA to carry up to 2,000 lbs.  Northwest Helicopters will use the cargo hook capabilities for lifting air conditioning units, building materials and carrying water cargo for firefighting operations.

Source: Bell Flight, 25-May-18

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Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters. The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 25-Apr-18

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Helicentre Announces 2019 US FAA CPL(H) Scholarship

Helicentre Announces 2019 US FAA CPL(H) Scholarship

Leading UK helicopter training organisation Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be bringing it’s Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Program to the United States. As the company moves into it’s seventh year offering training scholarships, they are now offering another life-changing opportunity to help budding pilots fast-track their way onto the career ladder. Helicentre Aviation… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation Academy, 20-Apr-18

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Redmond Regional Medical Center to install helipad

Redmond Regional Medical Center to install helipad

Redmond Regional Medical Center have started on plans for a dedicated helipad. Patients are currently being flown in to a grassy open space in front of the hospital, while security blocks off traffic and ensure safety of pedestrians. The new helipad will be at the corner of Redmond Road and John Maddox Drive, and will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Guam helicopter corruption case catches FAA safety inspector

Guam helicopter corruption case catches FAA safety inspector

Timothy J. Cislo is looking to face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of wire fraud. Cislo, a FAA inspector, received the sentence after the FBI investigated into allegations saying that he was failing to conduct safety inspections on Hansen Helicopters In, in return for a sum of money… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-18

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FAA to host International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

FAA to host International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

The Federal Aviation Administration will host the 2018 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference featuring about 35 presentations and seminars in an effort to reduce the national helicopter accident rate, particularly among small operators.   The three-day event will offer Inspection Authorization and FAA AMT and WINGS credits. Admission will be free. The conference will take place October 23-25, 2018, at… Read more »

Source: FAA, 03-Apr-18

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Trakka announces FAA STC for the MD500

Trakka announces FAA STC for the MD500

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an FAA STC SR02657LA for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the MD500 helicopter variants. The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) or Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 07-Mar-18

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Trakka annonces FAA approval for Bell series

Trakka annonces FAA approval for Bell series

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an FAA STC SR02657LA for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Bell 206B/206L and B407 helicopter variants. The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) and Trakka Control Pane;… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 05-Mar-18

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FAA certifies Airbus H135 with Helionix avionics suite

FAA certifies Airbus H135 with Helionix avionics suite

Airbus Helicopters’ light-twin helicopter H135 has received the type certificate by the Federal Aviation Administration for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is available on the H175, H145 and soon on the H160. The… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-18

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Kopter signs with Paradise Helicopters

Kopter signs with Paradise Helicopters

Kopter Group AG announced today the signature of a Memorandum of Agreement with Paradise Helicopters for the purchase of four (4) SH09 helicopters to be delivered after the helicopter is awarded FAA certification expected around end of 2019. This signature took place at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas between the Chief Executive Officer of Kopter, Andreas… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 04-Mar-18

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NBAA Welcomes Removal of ATC Privatization Provision

NBAA Welcomes Removal of ATC Privatization Provision

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today issued the following statement in response to the Feb. 27 announcement from House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-9-PA) to set aside his proposal for removing air traffic control (ATC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The proposal was part of House legislation (H.R. 2997) to… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 03-Mar-18

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Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software

Universal Avionics has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company’s new Flight Management System (FMS)/Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0. With the introduction of this software, helicopter operators can now take advantage of Localizer Performance (LP) Level of Service (LOS) approaches and a Transition to Hover search pattern. “We are… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Feb-18

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East/West Receives 3rd Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

East/West Receives 3rd Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

East/West Industries, Inc. today announced that it has received a 2017 Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. East/West Industries maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2016, to September 30, 2017. This… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 28-Feb-18

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Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ seventh consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 27-Feb-18

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Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective Bell 206 helicopter simulator which recently received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). This product will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, USA next week (Tuesday 27 February –… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Certificate of Excellence” for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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Avidyne receives Robinson certification

Avidyne receives Robinson certification

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of their IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems for installation in Robinson Helicopters. “Robinson is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, and we have found… Read more »

Source: Avidyne Corporation, 25-Feb-18

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Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019

Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019

In a recent HeliHub interview, Larry Thimmesch, VP Sales and Marketing for the Bell 525 Relentless program provided further details on the timelines of the certification process. Despite the delays brought upon by the fatal accident of one of the prototypes in July 2016, Bell tell us their new certification program is on schedule to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls to demonstrate its FAA approved B-206/407 helicopter flight simulator at Heli-Expo, Las Vegas 2018. The B-206/407 flight simulator was first introduced at Heli-Expo 2017. Since then we have achieved FAA AATD certification. Pushing the limits the B-206/407 is built to FAA FTD Level 7 standards and is now capable of additional functionality… Read more »

Source: Precision Flight Controls, 19-Feb-18

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RAMM receives FAA approval for R44 Cabin Floor Trays

RAMM receives FAA approval for R44 Cabin Floor Trays

RAMM Aerospace is proud to announce receipt of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for their R44 Cabin Floor Trays. RAMM Aerospace continues to expand their innovative product line for Robinson R44 aircraft. In addition to the R44 Cabin Floor Trays, RAMM Aerospace also offers affordable Precut Carpet or Utility Flooring Kits, Leather Controls Boot… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 19-Feb-18

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Boost Systems Dual Hook Systems and Personnel Carrying Devise approved for B407 and AS350/355

Boost Systems Dual Hook Systems and Personnel Carrying Devise approved for B407 and  AS350/355

Boost Human External Cargo Systems Inc.  (www.boostsystems.ca), a leading provider of HEC equipment for aerial rescue and worker placement, is currently the sole North American supplier of 14 CFR § 27.865 compliant Human External Cargo (HEC) Dual Hook Systems (DHSs) and a Personnel Carrying Device System (PCDS). These Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approved systems offer… Read more »

Source: Boost Human External Cargo Systems, 19-Feb-18

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Drone Collision

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Drone Collision

A Kauai tour helicopter of Blue Hawaiian Helicopters was hit by a drone this past Friday. The FAA and the state Department of Land and Natural Resources are investigating into the situation. No injuries occurred to those on-board, with only minor scratches on the belly of the helicopter, reports Drone DJ.

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-18

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Robinson adds wire strike system for R66

Robinson adds wire strike system for R66

Robinson has added wire strike protection provisions to its R66 options list. Available only on R66 helicopters, the provisions are FAA certified and allow for easy, bolt-on installation of Magellan’s WSPS (Wire Strike Protection System) sold separately by Magellan Aerospace, Winnipeg, Canada. Robinson provisions add 7 lb to the empty weight of the helicopter and… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 14-Feb-18

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USHST appoints Government Co-Chair

USHST appoints Government Co-Chair

Wayne Fry, FAA Flight Standards Division Manager for General Aviation Safety Assurance, has been named the new government co-chairman of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.ushst.org).  The USHST was formed in 2013 as a regional partner within the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) to lead a government and industry cooperative effort to promote safety… Read more »

Source: USHST, 13-Feb-18

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Formation of Hawaii Helicopter Association

Formation of Hawaii Helicopter Association

Multiple helicopter operators have joined together from throughout the Hawaii Islands to form the Hawaii Helicopter Association. HHA focuses on aviation practices, improvement of the industry as well as working with the community and state agencies to tackle concerns. It is a non-profit organisation and works with the FAA and State of Hawaii Department of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Feb-18

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FAA approves AMS lightweight medical interior for AW109 and AW119

FAA approves AMS lightweight medical interior for AW109 and AW119

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight, quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 and AW109 helicopters. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli Design said, the ALSS interior has been developed with doctors’,… Read more »

Source: AMS Heli, 25-Jan-18

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Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

The Lakewood Police Department have been given approval to have a drone accompany their first response helicopter by the FAA. The drone can be used for SAR, deployment, traffic collisions, crime scene investigation and search warrants, reports City of Lakewood.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

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FAA permits test flights of Surefly electric hybrid helicopter

FAA permits test flights of Surefly electric hybrid helicopter

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the commercial transportation sector, today announced it has received an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow the company to conduct test flights of its SureFly™ electric hybrid helicopter. The first test flight… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 09-Jan-18

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