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Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Enters Taiwanese Market

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for three new AW169 helicopters to Emerald Pacific Airlines (“Emerald Pacific”) in Taiwan to be used in EMS operations and other missions.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s third, fourth, and fifth AW169 deliveries globally, as… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 24-Jul-18

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today delivered a third new Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana S.r.l. (“Elitaliana”) in Italy, fully equipped for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The helicopter enters service with Elitaliana on a long term operating lease from LCI, and joins two other AW169s delivered by… Read more »

Source: LCI, 11-Jul-18

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CareFlight Celebrates 35 Years in Miami Valley

CareFlight Celebrates 35 Years in Miami Valley

CareFlight celebrates their 35th anniversary at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The company has helped save the lives of many in Miami Valley, with their four Dauphin helicopters available 24/7, reports WDTN.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-18

JETNET celebrates 30 years in business

JETNET celebrates 30 years in business

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of aviation market information, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The firm has been a leader in using original research and the latest technology to provide timely and accurate intelligence to the business aviation community. JETNET provides information on business jets and turboprops, helicopters, and yachts. “Since 1988, when… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 23-Mar-18

Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California

Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California

Leading national air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation and Care Flight, a medical flight service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), have partnered to provide helicopter medical service to large parts of Nevada and California. “Care Flight is thrilled to partner with Med-Trans to provide rotor-wing critical care transportation across the region,” said Dean… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 19-Feb-18

Era Group Celebrates 70 Years of Service

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world and the longest serving helicopter transport operator in the United States, is pleased to commence a year-long celebration of 70 years of service beginning in 1948. Era’s founder, Carl Brady, learned to fly helicopters in Washington State where he formed Economy… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 15-Feb-18

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust celebrates 25 years

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust celebrates 25 years

Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust is celebrating their 25 anniversary this year. They plan to hold an open day at their hangar to show the community around and encourage stories to be told. The men and women involved in the service put a lot of their lives into the work, knowing that they may be called… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jan-18

100 years of Westland preserved by new website

100 years of Westland preserved by new website

The 100-years story of Westland is being told through a series of recorded oral histories with people who worked at the Yeovil factory on a new website launched today (17th Jan).   The website – Westland100.org.uk – features the voices of more than 30 former Westland employees and is the result of an 18-month project… Read more »

Source: Westland, 24-Jan-18

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Gozo Air Ambulance makes 57 flights in first year

Gozo Air Ambulance makes 57 flights in first year

The Gozo VGH Air Ambulance celebrates their first anniversary. Prior to the VGH air ambulance, patients in need of critical care were transported by the Army. They have carried out 57 missions, with causes ranging from heart conditions to premature births. The Army is still available to help, reports TVM, should the VGH be down… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-18

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Qatar – HMC LifeFlight ramps up to 2000 responses a year

Qatar – HMC LifeFlight ramps up to 2000 responses a year

HMC LifeFlight celebrated their 10-year anniversary this past December. Since opening in 2007, the service has grown and is now able to respond to over 2,000 calls a year, reports Gulf Times.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jan-18

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Donaldson marks 13 years of IBFs in Canada

Donaldson marks 13 years of IBFs in Canada

With the second largest commercial helicopter fleet globally (2,800 helicopters), Canadian operators know the importance of efficient, effective flight operations in one of the most diverse, high utilization environments worldwide. And for more than 13 years, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has helped improve Canadian helicopter operations by… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Nov-17

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Airbus celebrates 30 years with South Vietnam Helicopter Corp

Airbus celebrates 30 years with South Vietnam Helicopter Corp

Airbus Helicopters has presented VNH South with an award celebrating its 30 years of flying Airbus helicopters in offshore missions. “We are honoured to recognize VNH South for their dedication and to highlight our longstanding partnership,” said Guillaume Faury, President and CEO of Airbus Helicopters. “They have placed their trust in a variety of our… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Oct-17

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Airbus and NHV celebrate three years flying H175s

Airbus and NHV celebrate three years flying H175s

Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with this super medium helicopter. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Since then… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Oct-17

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Vector celebrates 35th year servicing Chinooks in UK

Vector celebrates 35th year servicing Chinooks in UK

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is celebrating its 35th anniversary servicing the Boeing Chinook heavy-lift helicopter in the UK. Vector supports Boeing and its end customer, the UK Ministry of Defence, as a subcontractor on the 34-year Chinook ‘Through Life Customer Support’ (TLCS) contract…. Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-Oct-17

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30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

Thirty years ago, the first air ambulance service was formed in Cornwall.  More recently, Northern Ireland; the only area within the UK without such a service, became operational. Since then, these critical life-saving services have invested funds to expand their operations, increased their operating hours to operate at night, upgraded to larger aircrafts, increased their… Read more »

Source: AOAA, 14-Sep-17

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Helivia Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Helivia Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Helivia Aero Taxi, S.A., a Greenwich AeroGroup company, was founded in 1987 and pioneered onshore helicopter services in the Amazon. This month, it celebrates 30 years of providing service to offshore and onshore clients in the oil and gas industry. “It is quite an accomplishment to be celebrating 30 years,” said President of Helivia Aero… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 10-Aug-17

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STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

STARS turns 5 in Saskatchewan

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is celebrating its 5th anniversary of saving lives in Saskatchewan. Since 2012, STARS has carried out more than 4,000 missions to more than 500 locations across the province, and today Health Minister Jim Reiter, Rural and Remote Health Minister Greg Ottenbreit and Crown Investments Corporation Minister Joe Hargrave… Read more »

Source: Saskatchewan, 12-Jul-17

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Black Hills Life Flight First Anniversary

Black Hills Life Flight First Anniversary

Black Hills Life Flight celebrated their first year of service this past Saturday. Air Methods, Black Hills Life Flight’s parent company, ensures that there are four pilots, four paramedics and four nurses available around the clock. They have been operating since 1980 and are researching options of regional coverage for the Black Hills and Nebraska… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-17

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Edmonton news helicopter celebrates 10 years

Edmonton news helicopter celebrates 10 years

Global Edmonton’s news helicopter is celebrating 10 years of service this month. The helicopter, used first in June 2007, covers breaking news events and current traffic news in the city. Many say it gave a new spin to how people saw the news, reports Global News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-17

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Spectrum Health celebrates 30 years of Aero Med

Spectrum Health celebrates 30 years of Aero Med

Spectrum Health proudly celebrates 30 years of Aero Med this year. With their maiden flight in March, 1987, the service has helped over 19,374 patients. They currently operate out of two Sikorsky helicopters, reports Spectrum Health.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-17

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Saginaw FlightCare Celebrates Anniversary

Saginaw FlightCare Celebrates Anniversary

FlightCare recently celebrated their anniversary at their hangar campus in Saginaw. The first flight from St. Mary’s of Michigan in Saginaw was in March 1987. The service covers from the Great Lakes Bay Region to the Thumb area. As reported by WSGW, the crews work 12 hour shifts and in total, they have made over… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-17

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50th anniversary of Mi-2 helicopters in the service of the Polish Armed Forces

50th anniversary of Mi-2 helicopters in the service of the Polish Armed Forces

PZL-Świdnik, a Leonardo Group helicopter manufacturer, is pleased to inform that on 20th May this year the celebrations commemorating the 54th anniversary of the establishment of the oldest helicopter unit in Poland, i.e. the 56th Air Base in Inowrocław, were held at Inowrocław-Latkowo airfield. A special event accompanying the feast was comprised by celebrations of… Read more »

Source: PZL-Świdnik, 29-May-17

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15 Year Anniversary for Great North Air Ambulance Service

15 Year Anniversary for Great North Air Ambulance Service

The Great North Air Ambulance Service is celebrating their 15th anniversary as an independent registered charity by hosting their annual ball. They have invited over 350 supporters to their celebration. As reported by Cumbria Crack, they will hold an auction o help raise funds.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-May-17

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Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden

Airbus Helicopters celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Gazelle’s maiden flight today during a conference at the museum of aviation in St Victoret, near the company headquarters. Fifty years after its maiden flight on 7 April 1967, the Gazelle is still being operated by nearly 100 customers in 34 countries and it is appreciated for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-May-17

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Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

Mi-35M Induction to Nigerian Air Force

The Nigerian Air Force has officially inducted their two new Mi-35M attack helicopters during their 53rd anniversary celebration on 22 April. The induction was held in Makurdi. Present was the Minister of Defence, Mansur Mohammad Dan-Ali, Chief of Air Staff and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar. Abubakar has commented that the new Mi-35Ms will boost NAF… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Apr-17

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Cornwall Air Ambulance celebrating 30 years of saving lives

Cornwall Air Ambulance celebrating 30 years of saving lives

Around 200 people packed the hangar at Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters to celebrate 30 years of saving lives. In April 1987, Cornwall became the first place in the UK to launch an air ambulance helicopter service. Now 30 years on and more than 26,000 missions later, a roster of crew past and present, airlifted patients, trustees,… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 25-Apr-17

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The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 is exactly 50 days away

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 is exactly 50 days away

The 10th anniversary International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is exactly 50 away. By this time, about 200 industry companies from 17 countries have signed up to showcase their products at the expo. With this result, the anniversary event has already surpassed the marks of the same period of time for previous expos. Every year, HeliRussia… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 10-Apr-17

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45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

Family and friends sat in awe as AH-1Z Vipers and UH-1Y Hueys ripped through the sky with the sound of rotors and machine gun fire. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 “Gunfighters” held a family day in celebration of their 45th Anniversary at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 1. The… Read more »

Source: default, 10-Apr-17

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Concorde Battery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde Battery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde Battery Corporation, established in 1977, is celebrating 40 years in business. Concorde is proud to have provided quality batteries with world renowned support to the general aviation community for four decades out of our West Covina, California facility. Concorde has developed a culture dedicated to the success and satisfaction of our employees and customers…. Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 15-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training and maintenance operation.  Today, it is the largest air medical completion center in the world and operates more than 140 aircraft for 36 programs across the United States. This year, the company celebrates its 35th anniversary and is reflecting on its strong heritage and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

The Metro companies will exhibit at HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas this year and unveil a new booth in honor of Metro Aviation’s 35th Anniversary.  Metro Aviation, PAC International, Outerlink Global Solutions and the Helicopter Flight Training Center make up the Metro companies, a well-rounded brand meeting the needs of the helicopter industry. Metro began in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Mar-17

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Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2017. Here are a few items of interest about one of the world’s most successful rotorcraft service and support companies:  Columbia Helicopters was founded on April 24, 1957, by Wes Lematta with a single Hiller 12Bhelicopter. Over the past 60 years, Columbia Helicopters has been leading the way… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

An anniversary of 5-year establishment of VNH Training Center (VNHT), dated 6 January 2017, was marked with the great successful acceptance, assembly and flight testing of its 3rd Cabri G2. Cabri G2, manufactured by Guimbal, France based on European standards, is a light piston-engine helicopter specialized for pilot training. Cabri G2, equipped with modernized cockpit… Read more »

Source: VNH, 28-Feb-17

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Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance unveils new brand identity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance unveils new brand identity

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) today unveiled a new brand identity to coincide with the charity’s 10 year anniversary. Since the charity’s first operational flight in 2007, the service that the Air Ambulance provides to the community has evolved considerably and the new brand identity will reflect these changes. Central to the… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 13-Feb-17

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Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

Careflight Celebrates 30th Anniversary

North Mississippi Medical Centre’s Careflight has recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Over the years they have had interesting cases and locations. From landing at a cemetery to a front yard, they have been busy. Al Wright, a paramedic who has flown with Careflight since 1987, has stated how joining the flight crew back then was… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Feb-17

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CHC Helicopter Celebrates 70 Years of Service

CHC Helicopter Celebrates 70 Years of Service

CHC Group (OTC PINK: HELIQ) (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced the beginning of a year-long celebration of the operator’s 70-year history since its humble beginnings as a crop dusting operation in British Columbia in April of 1947. CHC traces its roots back to Carl Agar, A.H. “Barney” Bent and Al Stringer, the three Canadian… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 02-Feb-17

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10th anniversary HeliRussia supports the “Ecology Year”

10th anniversary HeliRussia supports the “Ecology Year”

The International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, is known worldwide and has been recognized for supporting the most important industry topics. The 2017th in Russia is proclaimed as the “Ecology Year” by the President’s decree. Due to this fact, HeliRussia 2017 will host the “Aviation and Ecology” conference. The… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 01-Feb-17

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Prestwick SAR Helicopter Service Celebrates One-year Milestone

Prestwick SAR Helicopter Service Celebrates One-year Milestone

Bristow Helicopters Limited has reached the first anniversary of delivering Search and Rescue (SAR) operations on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, from the base at Prestwick Airport. The HM Coastguard service became operational at Prestwick on 1 January 2016, and since then the crews have responded to over 350 taskings from the Aeronautical… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 18-Jan-17

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Newquay, Prestwick SAR helicopter services celebrate first anniversaries

Newquay, Prestwick SAR helicopter services celebrate first anniversaries

Bristow Helicopters Limited has reached the first anniversary of delivering search-and-rescue (SAR) helicopter operations on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency from the base at Cornwall Airport Newquay and the base at Prestwick Airport. The HM Coastguard service became operational at Newquay on Jan. 1, 2016, and since then the crews have responded to… Read more »

Source: Bristow Helicopters, 13-Jan-17

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Billy Deacon’s Lasting Contribution to Safety

Billy Deacon’s Lasting Contribution to Safety

November 19, 2016, marked the 19th anniversary of the passing of Bristow winchman Billy Deacon. Deacon was tragically lost while carrying out his duties on a search and rescue (SAR) helicopter, operating on behalf of Her Majesty’s Coastguard, from the Sumburgh base in the Shetland Islands in 1997. The incident raised the bar in search… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 20-Dec-16

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Long Standing Bell Customer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Long Standing Bell Customer Celebrates 50th Anniversary

We had the honor of celebrating the 50th anniversary of our long-time customer FAASA. FAASA has been a Bell Helicopter customer since the early 1980s operating a fleet comprised of a variety of Bell helicopters. The current fleet conducts a variety of missions including, aerial work, external loading, fire fighting, passenger transport and medical evacuation…. Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 19-Dec-16

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40th Anniversary for Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service

40th Anniversary for Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service

Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service in South-East Queensland is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. The organization has saved over 850 lives since their first flight in their Bell 206A Jet Ranger, December 5 1976. With a total of 10 000 missions flown, they now have a fleet consisting of an Airbus H135 and a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

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Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital and the HELP Appeal this week celebrate the fifth anniversary of its life-saving onsite helipad. The hospital, which serves as the Major Trauma Centre for the region, has received over 1,750 patients since its launch in 2011. With over half of its landings received from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Dec-16

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The 10th HeliRussia to be held in Moscow in May

The 10th HeliRussia to be held in Moscow in May

The following spring Moscow will host the anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. It is the largest helicopter-themed expo in Europe and North Asia. The event will take place from 25 to 27 May, 2017 at the conventional area of the “Crocus Expo” IEC. Anniversary HeliRussia 2017 promises to be the most prominent… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 18-Nov-16

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Wake Forest AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

Wake Forest AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

AirCare, the air ambulance program of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is celebrating 30 years of treating and transporting critically ill and injured patients. From its first flight in 1986 to transport a child injured in an accident in Patrick County, VA, the men and women of AirCare have responded to around 20,000 calls from… Read more »

Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 16-Nov-16

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Sikorsky celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of S-92

Sikorsky celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of S-92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the S-92® helicopter operating in China. Sikorsky made the announcement at Booth H6E1 during Airshow China. “Sikorsky holds a long-standing relationship with China, providing more than 30 years of service to the China civil aviation industry,” said Sikorsky’s Vice President for Strategy… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Nov-16

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Maverick Helicopters Celebrates 20 Years of Success

Maverick Helicopters Celebrates 20 Years of Success

Maverick Helicopters, one of the world’s leading tourism-based aviation companies, celebrates 20 years of operation this year. Entrepreneurs Greg and Brenda Rochna had a vision to create a company that would provide a true VIP-level experience that was not previously offered in the helicopter industry. In 1996, they did just that by launching Maverick Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 27-Oct-16

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70th Anniversary of First Frigate Landing

70th Anniversary of First Frigate Landing

The 70th anniversary of the first helicopter landing on deck of the River-Class HMS Helmsdale frigate was celebrated at Yeovilton with a fly in of historic naval helicopters. Alan Bristow was the pilot of the Sikorsky Hoverfly K969 that made the first landing. He would never have realised the importance of that flight as it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Oct-16

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Airbus celebrates 20 year of the H135

Airbus celebrates 20 year of the H135

Airbus Helicopters is celebrating two decades of operations with the H135 light twin, multi-mission helicopter at the Helitech show. Twenty years after its entry into service and thanks to continuous evolution, the H135 has significantly extended its performance and mission capabilities. Today, more than 300 customers in 75 countries operate the H135 for a wide… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 17-Oct-16

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Bell celebrates 65 Years

Bell celebrates 65 Years

Bell’s Fort Worth headquarters, situated on Highway 10, celebrate their 65th anniversary this year. To commemorate this occasion, Fort Worth and its 4 100 employees received a new commercial helicopter, expanded their training centre and purchased a tilt-rotor drone. This make over comes to a cost of $235 million, despite the challenging economic times. Bell… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-16

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Bristow commemorates Pioneering Helicopter Landing

Bristow commemorates Pioneering Helicopter Landing

Seventy years ago, on September 24, 1946, pioneering helicopter pilot, Lieutenant Alan Bristow Royal Navy, became the first Briton to land a helicopter on the deck of a naval frigate at sea. Few would have seen in the flimsy Sikorsky Hoverfly KK969 of those pioneering days the forerunner of the sophisticated naval helicopters of today,… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 30-Sep-16

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American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

American Helicopter Museum marks 20th Anniversary

AHMEC’s history dates to 1993 when “spurred by the Philadelphia chapter of the American Helicopter Society, a number of rotary wing aviation pioneers and industry leaders discussed how to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Helicopter Society and recognize the Delaware Valley as the cradle of rotary wing aviation in the United States,” explained… Read more »

Source: AHMEC, 26-Sep-16

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FlightSafety celebrates 65th birthday

FlightSafety celebrates 65th birthday

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that today marks the 65th anniversary of its founding. “Today we commemorate and celebrate FlightSafety’s 65th anniversary. Throughout our history, we have focused on our mission to enhance aviation safety while providing outstanding Customer service and the highest quality training and equipment,” said Bruce Whitman, Chairman, President & CEO…. Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 30-Mar-16

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Becker Avionics celebrates 60 years

Becker Avionics celebrates 60 years

Becker Avionics is proudly celebrating 60 years of robust products, outstanding customer support and innovative product development. The Becker Avionics success story started in 1956 at the edge of the airfield in Baden-Baden in the Southwestern part of Germany by Max-Egon Becker. Mr. Becker’s passion for aviation and his flair for revolutionary technical solutions identified… Read more »

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RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

RACQ CareFlight Rescue marks 24 years

In an important milestone for RACQ CareFlight Rescue, its Toowoomba-based Bell 412 XCO helicopter today celebrates 24 years of lifesaving service. Affectionately known as “Clive” after well-known philanthropist Clive Berghofer or “Oscar”, the helicopter joined CareFlight’s operational fleet in 2009 as South West Queensland’s dedicated rescue chopper. Since then, Oscar has kept a watchful eye… Read more »

Source: RACQ CareFlight, 18-Jan-16

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US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

US Coast Guard paint two helicopters yellow in 100 year celebration

Coast Guard Air Station Astoria received a yellow-painted MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter at its base in Warrenton, Friday, in celebration of 100 years of Coast Guard aviation. The Jayhawk helicopter, the first of all this year’s specially painted aircraft delivered by the Coast Guard to an operational unit, arrived from Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center in… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 18-Jan-16

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Tour Operators Program of Safety Celebrates 20 years

Tour Operators Program of Safety Celebrates 20 years

The prestigious Tour Operators Program of Safety (TOPS) celebrates 20 years of increased helicopter tour safety in 2016. Founded by a group of competing tour operators with the joint goal of increasing the safety and positive public perception of flight-seeing operations, TOPS is the industry’s first sector-specific safety program and continues to be the only… Read more »

Source: TOPS, 17-Dec-15

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East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

East Texas Medical Center celebrates 30 years of Air 1

ETMC’s Air 1 program is celebrating a milestone with 30 years of service to East Texas. The first flight was December 1985 with a transport of a burn patient to Dallas. ETMC Air 1 has served East Texans by providing emergency helicopter transport for victims of car accidents and cardiac and stroke patients, as well… Read more »

Source: ETMC, 23-Nov-15

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Kazan Helicopters celebrates 75th anniversary

Kazan Helicopters celebrates 75th anniversary

In September 2015, Kazan Helicopters, a Russian Helicopters company (part of State Corporation Rostec) celebrates the 75th anniversary of its founding. Kazan Helicopters traces its history back to 4 September 1940, when Leningrad Aircraft Plant No. 387 was founded. It was evacuated to Kazan at the start of the Great Patriotic War, and there it… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-15

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HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

HMM-165 celebrates 50 years of aviation

Marines pride themselves on being willing to take the fight to the enemy in any clime and place, but will never complain about getting a lift. Since the introduction of helicopter squadrons in military operations, Marines have been able to go farther and faster to protect America’s interests. Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron-165 is one such… Read more »

Source: USMC, 20-Jul-15

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Donaldson A&D uses Heli-Expo 2015 to celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

Donaldson A&D uses Heli-Expo 2015 to celebrates 100-Year Anniversary

One hundred years ago, a Utah farmer confronted a salesman with a tractor from his company that put the farmer’s livelihood at risk. It would not run. After an overhaul failed to fix the problem, the Bull Tractor salesman came up with a solution: a filter that blocked dust from the engine and kept that… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 01-Mar-15

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Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Papillon to unveil gold EC130T2 to celebrate 50th anniversary

Attendees at the HAI (Helicopter Association International) HELI-EXPO 2015, the world’s largest helicopter exposition and trade show, will be among the first to see Papillon Group’s “Golden Helicopter,” created to celebrate the company’s 50th golden anniversary. The show will take place Tuesday, March 3 through Thursday, March 5. This occasion provides a rare opportunity to… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 01-Mar-15

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Rostvertol celebrates 75th anniversary

Rostvertol celebrates 75th anniversary

Russian Helicopters (a subsidiary of Oboronprom, part of State Corporation Rostec) congratulates the staff of Rostvertol on the 75th anniversary of its founding. “75 years is a significant milestone and an important celebration for the company. The success and achievements of which we are rightfully proud today are a credit to the company’s staff,” Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Jul-14

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Profile – US Park Police, celebrating 40 years

Profile – US Park Police, celebrating 40 years

This year marks 40 years of service by the United States Park Police (USPP) Aviation Unit, and the group has been involved in some unusual and high-profile incidents.  see profile

Source: National Parks Traveler, 23-Sep-13

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Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Sikorsky Celebrates its 90th Anniversary at the NYSE

Apologies that we missed this in advance, but it’s an anniversary to celebrate, so here it is… On Monday, July 15, executives and guests of Connecticut-based Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), will visit the NYSE to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the company’s founding as the Sikorsky Aero Engineering… Read more »

Source: NYSE, 17-Jul-13

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Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

Germany’s DRF Luftrettung celebrates 40 years

40 years ago, DRF Luftrettung carried out its first rescue mission. Since then it has grown into a large and modern organization that operates 31 helicopter bases in Germany, Austria and Denmark for HEMS operations. Today, DRF Luftrettung acknowledged the 40th anniversary of its first mission with a ceremony. As part of the ceremony, the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 13-Jun-13

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Happy 70th Anniversary, AHS!

Happy 70th Anniversary, AHS!

“Seventy years ago, on February 25, 1943, twenty-six year old Edward Katzenberger stood up in a high school in Stratford, Connecticut and called a meeting to order. Those in attendance had gathered with an ambitious goal in mind – to establish an organized scientific society capable of attracting and holding the attention of an entire… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-Feb-13

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US Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

US Coast Guard celebrates 75th anniversary of San Diego base

U.S. Coast Guard members celebrated the 75th year of operating the base located on North Harbor Drive in 2012. Now known as Coast Guard Sector San Diego, the original facility was commissioned as an air station in April 1937. At the time it was the only Coast Guard air station in California and its primary… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 01-Jan-13

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Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

Hampshire/IOW Air Ambulance celebrates 5 years with 4,500 friends

How many people can say that over 4,500 guests attended their birthday party.  Well Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance had just that.  On Saturday 30th June 2012 we held our 5th Birthday Summer Fair at Popham Airfield, as our big birthday celebration and it was the most wonderful day.  The sun shone for… Read more »

Source: Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance, 05-Jul-12

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50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane’s Maiden Flight

50th Anniversary of CH-54 Skycrane’s Maiden Flight

May 9, 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the maiden flight of the CH-54, the military version of the S-64 Aircrane (“Aircrane”). The basic concept of the heavy-lift, or “crane,” helicopters was an early dream of aviation pioneer Igor Sikorsky. The Aircrane was designed, developed, and produced as a multi-purpose, heavy-lift aircraft. Over the years, the… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 11-May-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Air Evac Lifeteam celebrates 5 years at Batesville

Strong community support, a hometown crew and a steadfast mission to always do what is best for their patients: the essential ingredients to a recipe for success that has allowed the Batesville Air Evac Lifeteam crew to faithfully serve northwest Mississippi since first taking flight in 2006.  (See full story)

Source: The Panolian, 24-Oct-11

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LifeLion celebrates its 25th anniversary

LifeLion celebrates its 25th anniversary

Penn State Hershey Life Lion Critical Care Transport is celebrating twenty-five years. The flight team reflects on how medical air services have changed and what’s ahead. Somewhere a car crashes and someone is seriously injured. The clock starts ticking. Soon after, a familiar ritual begins to unfold at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center:… Read more »

23-Oct-11

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Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Helijet to hold 25th Anniversary Reunion

Join Helijetters past and present to celebrate 25 years since the first flight November 26th 1986. Come together on November 26th 2011 at Jewel Ballroom, 4th Floor – 1495 West 8th Ave Vancouver (near Granville), for food, drinks, dancing and reminiscing. Alumni please confirm your tickets above, due to venue size limited tickets available. Current… Read more »

Source: Eventbrite, 20-Oct-11

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CALSTAR’s South Lake Tahoe base marks 10th anniversary

CALSTAR’s South Lake Tahoe base marks 10th anniversary

he chief flight nurse at the California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) base in South Lake Tahoe can remember like it was yesterday when the base started operations 10 years ago this month.  Bryan Pond, CFRN CCRN, vividly recalls the challenges, and enthusiasm, of getting the base operational. All of the crew members were brought… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 07-Oct-11

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CALSTAR’s Vacaville base marks 5th anniversary

CALSTAR’s Vacaville base marks 5th anniversary

The California Shock Trauma Air Rescue (CALSTAR) base in Vacaville, known as CALSTAR 8, marks its 5th anniversary this month.  Since the base opened in 2006, flight crews have flown approximately 1,400 critically ill and injured patients throughout Solano and surrounding counties. According to Chief Flight Nurse Scott Wallace, approximately two thirds of the calls… Read more »

Source: CALSTAR, 07-Oct-11

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