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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Airborne 03.04.15: Airbus' NEW H160, Robinson Buys 1000 RR300s, NEW Bell 407GXP

Also: Inverted Flat Spin Record, Belite Aircraft Reinvents the Cub, Aspen Evolution In Demand, Screamin’ Sasquatch, New Elite HeliSim, JetBlue Pilot Update

Airbus showed off its all-new H160 helicopter at Heli-Expo 2015. As the first product introduced with the Airbus Helicopters corporate identity and its new numbering designation, Airbus claims this 5.5 to 6-ton-class rotorcraft has nose-to-tail breakthroughs in design and systems. The H160 integrates as many as 68 different Airbus Helicopters-patented technologies. It has a cruise speed of 160 knots, and can carry 12 passengers at distances of up to 120 nautical miles for oil and gas missions, and a 450-nautical mile range with 20-minute reserve in public service or search and rescue tasks. Rolls-Royce and Robinson Helicopter Company have signed a new, 10-year agreement to supply at least 1,000 RR300 engines to power their R66 Helicopter. The Rol

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Aero-TV: AKG Aviation’s AV-100 - A LightWeight, ANR, Bluetooth Headset

Headsets Are An Intensely Competitive Product... But The AV100 Looks Promising

While at the last of the AOPA regional fly-ins in 2014, ANN CEO and Editor-In-Chief, Jim Campbell, checked out the AV100 headset that is produced by AKG. He met up with Heath Lawson the national sales manager for AKG Aviation. Lawson explained the company organization and said AKG has been prominent in the music industry providing headsets and microphones for over 60 years.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

FAA Validates AW189 Certification

Deliveries To U.S. Customers To Commence Shortly

The FAA has validated EASA's certification of the AgustaWestland AW189 medium twin engine helicopter allowing for deliveries and operations to begin shortly for AW189 customers in the United States.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Bell Helicopter, Waypoint Leasing Ink Largest Agreement For 'Relentless'

Waypoint Signs Letter of Intent To Purchase 20 Bell 525’s, Plus Options For Additional Aircraft

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire 20 Bell 525 Relentless helicopters with options for additional aircraft. Waypoint plans to provide the Bell 525 Relentless to operators servicing a wide range of missions, including oil and gas, emergency medical service, search and rescue, firefighting and governmental support.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

AgustaWestland Initiates Production Phase Of AW609 TiltRotor

Designates Philadelphia Facility As First Final Assembly Line

The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key milestone; the initiation of the production phase in anticipation of the first customer deliveries.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

EASA Approves Certification For S-76D Helicopter

Deliveries Can Now Begin In Europe

EASA has approved the VIP Type Certificate for the S-76D helicopter, allowing for operation of the aircraft in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

AeroSports Update: ASI Runway Incursion Course Helps GA Pilots

AOPA Air Safety Institute Releases New Course To Help Pilots Avoid Runway Incursions

Runway and taxiway incursions by general aviation aircraft continue to be a top priority safety issue with the FAA. It’s easy to think that, “It will never happen to me,” but the fact is, it can happen and it does happen.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Bristow Group More Than Triples Its H175 Orders

Secures Comprehensive Support Services Agreement With Airbus Helicopters

Bristow Group has raised its total firm orders for Airbus Helicopters’ H175 to 17, and also signed a comprehensive support services agreement for its new seven-metric-ton-category rotorcraft.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Bell Helicopter Announces Purchase Agreement For Five Aircraft In The Caribbean

National Operations Centre, Air Division In Trinidad And Tobago To Acquire Bell 429, Bell 412EPI

The National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago has entered into a purchase agreement with Bell Helicopter for four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR).

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Thune And Nelson Send Joint Letter On FAA Vulnerabilities

Asks Huerta For 'Full Accounting" On Status Of GAO Recommendations

U.S. Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Bill Nelson (D-FL), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, have sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael P. Huerta and the DOT Secretary Anthony Foxx regarding a recent GAO report that identified vulnerabilities to FAA information systems.

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