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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 16-Nov-16
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 »
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 »
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 »
The lifesaving charity Wales Air Ambulance is celebrating its tenth birthday on 1st March. Having carried out 14,000 missions to date, the service has proved to be a vital operation, providing emergency air cover across the country and helping to save thousands of lives. In celebration of this incredible landmark, Wales Air Ambulance is holding… Read more »
Durban-Based JNC helicopter had two very good reasons to celebrate recently when it held a gala dinner at its Virginia Airport headquarters for about a hundred specially-invited guests to mark the tenth anniversary of its formation and the delivery of the first Enstrom F28C-2 in its fleet. The helicopter is also the first of its… Read more »
On Oct. 1, 1984, with one helicopter, UT LIFESTAR responded to its first call to transport a Loudon County patient suffering from a heart attack. Twenty-five years later, the areomedical ambulance program is celebrating its silver anniversary
The Helicopter Service of Iceland regularly checks what is available in the marketplace but has so far seen no reason to switch from Bell. “So far we are happy with our 230 and 430,” says Sindri Steingrimsson, director flight operations.
The Boeing Company recognizes the service of the CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, which completed its first flight 45 years ago this month. One hundred sixty-eight of the 624 aircraft originally produced remain in operation with the U.S. Marine Corps and are still maintained by Boeing.