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Select Airparts is one of the largest independent Beechcraft, Hawker and Raytheon parts distributors in the world. Our specialty is supplying quality OEM and PMA parts for the both the Hawker family of business jets and the complete Beechcraft line. This includes the Hawker 400, 600, 700, 800 and 1000 as well as the Beechcraft family of twin-engine corporate and executive aircraft, including the King Air (all models 90 through 350), Queen Air, Beech 99, Beech 1900, Baron, Bonanza, Duke and the Premier.

Diamond's new turbine-powered aircraft flies like a rocket, says CEO

Diamond Aircraft's new DA50-JP7 is a seven-seat aircraft powered by a Ukrainian-built turbine engine. CEO Christian Dries piloted the first flight of the aircraft this month in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. "This aircraft with this turbine engine almost flies like a rocket," said Dries. The company hopes to certify the DA50 by the end of 2016. AOPA Online

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Become a Member of HAI

Not a member of HAI? Become one today — joining is easy! HAI offers many benefits to members, including discounts on attending HAI HELI-EXPO®, promotion of your interests though HAI advocacy, unlimited subscriptions to ROTOR® magazine, and more! Questions? Please contact the HAI Membership Department at 1-800-435-4976 (within the U.S. and Canada), 703-683-4646, or mbr@rotor.org.

HAI Honors Our Industry’s Finest

For more than 50 years, HAI has recognized the outstanding achievements and exceptional merit of individuals and organizations in the international helicopter community. This annual awards dinner is the premier event of HAI HELI-EXPO.

The 2015 Salute to Excellence Awards will be presented March 4. Tickets can be purchased online when you register for HAI HELI-EXPO or on site at Attendee Registration. If you are attending with a corporate group or friends, consider reserving your own table for 10. (Note: attendance at the Salute to Excellence Awards dinner is not included in your HAI HELI-EXPO registration fee.)

Improve Your Management Skills at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015

From Feb. 27 through Mar. 7, HAI will offer professional education courses at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 for managers. Become a better manager this year at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 with the following courses:

For more information and to register, visit rotor.org/takeacourse. Questions? Contact Anne Nevel at 703-302-8967 or education@rotor.org.

HAI Helicopter Industry Career Fair

If you’re a job seeker looking for a new career opportunity in the helicopter industry or an organization in search of qualified candidates, plan to attend the 13th annual HAI Helicopter Industry Career Fair at HAI HELI-EXPO 2015.

Job seekers will have a chance to meet with representatives from a variety of companies, spanning all segments of the helicopter industry. Admittance to the career fair is FREE for all job seekers, but pre-registration is required.

Organizations will be able promote their job openings to a large audience of industry professionals. Exhibit space is available on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited, so reserve your booth space today!

Participation in the job fair does not grant nor imply admission to HAI HELI-EXPO 2015 or any related events where registration is required.

Please contact the HAI HR Department at 703-683-4646 x8442 or careerfair@rotor.org for additional information.

HFI Online Silent Auction

Put your company and product in front of more than 300,000 online bidders: donate to the HFI Online Silent Auction! Proceeds from the auction will support the HFI (Helicopter Foundation International) Scholarship Program – an important initiative geared toward increasing the number of future pilots and mechanics – as well as efforts to preserve the history of the helicopter industry.

We are looking for aviation-themed items and pieces of general interest to all. All donations are due by Jan. 23. Support YOUR helicopter industry: donate today!

Important Dates:
Jan. 23: ALL Donations Due (Donate Now!)
Feb. 10, 12:00 pm EST
: Auction Opens (Bid 24/7 at www.biddingforgood.com/HFI)
March 5, 4:00 pm EST: Auction Closes

Questions? Contact Marty Pociask, HFI’s curator, at 703-683-4646 x8465 or marty.pociask@rotor.org.

HFI Scholarship Golf Tournament

Join us for the 2015 HFI Scholarship Tournament on Sun., Mar. 1, at Falcon’s Fire Golf Club in Kissimmee, Florida. Check-in starts at 10:00 am with a shotgun start at 11:30 am. All tournament proceeds will fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in rotorcraft aviation. For more information or to register, visit www.rotor.org/golf.


March 2–5
Exhibits Open March 3–5

Orange County Convention Center
North and South Halls

9899 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819

Exhibit Hall Hours
March 3, 10:30 am – 5:00 pm
March 4, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
March 5, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

or call 703-683-4646

Spartan College Agrees To Buy 20 Electric Trainers

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology, based in Denver, Colorado, has signed an agreement with Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. to buy 20 electric-powered two-seat trainer aircraft. The college has reserved the first delivery positions for the Sun Flyer airplane, which is still in development. "This agreement signifies our commitment to innovation and to serving the next generation of pilots," said Peter Harris, CEO of Spartan College. Read More

Solar Impulse Crew Unveils Global Route

Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, the Swiss pilots who plan to fly the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 aircraft around the world, announced the route they will follow at a news conference in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday morning. Read More


First Flight For Nextant G90XT

Nextant Aerospace has completed the first test flight of its remanufactured G90XT design, the company recently announced. The project, which launched about a year ago, matches a refurbished King Air C90A with the new H75 engine by GE. The airplane also features a Garmin G1000 cockpit, electronic engine controls, new dual-zone air conditioning, and many more upgrades. "We spent several months with existing King Air operators during our feasibility studies trying to understand what types of enhancements would significantly improve their ownership experience," said Nextant CEO Sean McGeough. "We listened carefully and believe we are delivering a product that will have a large impact within this market segment." Read More

EAA Partners with Teens

Wis. EAA chapter partners with area teens to rebuild airplane
Members of the Superior, Wis., Chapter 272 of the Experimental Aircraft Association have partnered with area teenagers to rebuild a 1948 Aeronca sedan, currently sitting in pieces at Richard I. Bong Memorial Airport. "We want to give [kids] the idea that if you dream about something, you can do it," said EAA member Al White. Superior Telegram (Wis.) (1/20)

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Life Insurance for Private Pilots

VFR – Very Friendly Rates – Life Insurance Designed for Pilots. Pilot Insurance Center life agents are the most knowledgeable aviation life insurance experts in the business. Get complete coverage with no aviation exclusions. Fast and easy quotes with aviation quoted correctly. A+ rated carriers. Pilot Insurance at (800) 380-8376 or pilotinsurance.com

Sun Flyer Electric Trainers

First 20 Sun Flyer electric trainers go to Okla. aerospace college
The Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology in Oklahoma has reserved the first 20 delivery slots of the new Sun Flyer electric airplane from Aero Electric Aircraft Corp. "This agreement signifies our commitment to innovation and to serving the next generation of pilots," said Spartan College CEO Peter Harris. AVweb

One Gallon Fluid Dispenser from U.S. Mfg. & Design,Inc

Welcome to “No Spills” fluid dispensing.  This easy-to-use and compact 1-gallon unit is designed to replace that messy 1-quart dispenser. Its patented anti-spill design keeps personnel and equipment free from oil spills and splatters.  With a hand pump pressure of 175 lbs. the sealed dispenser is ideal for routine flight line maintenance and may be safely carried on-board.  A convenient shoulder strap allows for hands-free toting.

For more information contact Paul Axt at USMDI

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