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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Airborne 03.05.15: AW609 Milestone, EASA Cert: S-76D, UAVs Coming To Oshkosh!

Also: SAFE, PC-12 Theft Thwarted, MyGoFlight Heli Solutions, Updated: Bell 412EPI, Big Bell 'Relentless' Deal

The AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor program has achieved a key milestone which is the initiation of the production phase in anticipation of the first customer deliveries. The company has expanded the AW609 TiltRotor program to include the AgustaWestland Philadelphia facility through its designation as the first final assembly line for the only civil tiltrotor in development to date.  This represents the anticipated progression towards assembly and certification with the FAA as the main certification authority. EASA approved the Type Certificate for the VIP variant of the S-76D helicopter over two years after the FAA certified the baseline model of the aircraft , allowing the aircraft to be operated in Europe. The announcement was made at the 2015 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo

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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

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

ANN FAQ: Q&A 101

A Few Questions AND Answers To Help You Get MORE Out of ANN!

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (03.05.15)

"This certification enables our customers in Europe to begin operations using the S-76D helicopter." Source: Shane Eddy, President, Sikorsky Commercial Systems & Services.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (03.05.15): Hoar Frost

A deposit of interlocking crystals formed by direct sublimation on objects, usually those of small diameter freely exposed to the air, such as tree branches, plants, wires, poles, etc.

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Thu, Mar 05, 2015

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (03.05.15)

Airplane T-Shirts

Gotta have that shirt of that favorite plane? This Web site is sure to have it. The site owners are both pilots, so the selling aviation T-shirts was a natural for this family.

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Wed, Mar 04, 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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Wed, Mar 04, 2015

Airborne 03.03.15: AW189 Certified, Honeywell Heli Forecast, HondaJet Sim

Also: NBAA Likes PBOR II, Wipaire Viking Endorsement, R44 Update, PW Engine Ctr, Twirly Birds

Its going to be a great week for rotorcraft as HAI gets it start in Orlando, Florida... we should have confirmation today of new aircraft from Airbus Helicopters as well as progress reports from Bell, MD Helicopters, Sikorsky, Robinson, Enstrom, and a number of others. But, there is some excitement at HAI from the folks at Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland, who have confirmed FAA validation of the EASA certification for their AW189 medium twin engine helicopter. In its 17th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchasing Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace produced a detailed report that forecast steady global helicopter demand for the next 5 years. Overall, five-year demand for turbine-powered, civil helicopters remains steady versus the 2014 five-year forecast, with moderate improvement in new helicopter purchase plans r

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Tue, Mar 03, 2015

Airborne 03.02.15: HeliExpo, UAL Pilot Warning, WWII Flyover, RAF Aids In WV

Also: Blue Angels, Fuel Taxes, Twirly Birds, Bell 429WG, Delta Selects GoGo

It’s common for airlines to issue numerous safety notice to flight crews, but United Airlines issued a notice that became a topic with the national media. The two-page memo reportedly did not provide specific flight information, but contained blunt language that said there was strong evidence of lapses in discipline, poor cockpit communication, and lack of coordination among flight crews. The flight path for the "Arsenal of Democracy" flight planned for May 8th in Washington, D.C. has been announced by the event's organizers. In recognition of the 70th anniversary Victory in Europe Day, the World War II Victory Capitol Flyover will include 15 historically sequenced warbird formations that travel across our nation’s capital. The Recreational Aviation Foundation has helped secure the right of recreational flyers to use a

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