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Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell signs up Australian Helicopters, Toll Group and SFS Aviation

Honeywell has signed three new avionics protection plan agreements with Australian Helicopters, Toll Remote Logistics in Australia and SFS Aviation in Thailand. The three-year agreements cover a total of 17 helicopters under the Honeywell avionics protection plan, which include AgustaWestland AW139 and Sikorsky’s S-76 model. The Honeywell avionics protection plan offers commercial helicopters, business aviation… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-Jun-16

Australian Helicopters extends and expands South Australia contract

Australian Helicopters extends and expands South Australia contract

Australian Helicopters has been awarded an extension to continue its partnership with the Government of South Australia in operating the State Rescue Helicopter Service. Police Minister Tony Piccolo said the three-year extension will ensure the SRHS continues to operate and support the critical public safety needs of the South Australia community. Our helicopter service is… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 07-Dec-15

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Australian Helicopters reveals first AW139 for Ambulance Victoria

Australian Helicopters reveals first AW139 for Ambulance Victoria

Australian Helicopters, one of Australia’s leading providers of mission-critical helicopter services, has unveiled one of the new AW139 air ambulances which will be used to support Ambulance Victoria when the 10-year contract starts next January. One of the new aircraft was on display in conjunction with one of the existing aircraft to demonstrate the change… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 31-Jul-15

Australia – Mannum District Hospital applies for helipad planning permission

Australia – Mannum District Hospital applies for helipad planning permission

A Development application for the Mannum District Hospital helipad has been lodged with the Mid Murray Council following the completion of site survey works and the establishment of a design plan. See Full Story.

Source: The Murray Valley Standard, 08-Jun-15

Safe Flight Powerline Detection System fitted to Australian Helicopters’ AW139s

Safe Flight Powerline Detection System fitted to Australian Helicopters’ AW139s

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation of White Plains, NY announced that Australian Helicopters will operate Safe Flight’s Powerline Detection System (PDS) in six AgustaAW-139 aircraft as part of the Ambulance Victoria Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) contract awarded in 2014. Safe Flight’s PDS is European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified under… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 01-Mar-15

Ambulance Victoria Takes Delivery of its first AW139

Ambulance Victoria Takes Delivery of its first AW139

AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the delivery of the first AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopter in EMS configuration for Ambulance Victoria. The fleet of six helicopters will soon start to replace the existing Ambulance Victoria helicopters with the   transition being completed in early 2016. Australian Helicopters’ Managing Director, John Boag, says “the internal… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Feb-15

Avincis rebrands as Babcock

Avincis rebrands as Babcock

Following the acquisition of Avincis Group (Avincis) by Babcock International Group PLC (the Group) in May 2014, the process to integrate the business into the Group has progressed well and it is therefore appropriate to reflect this by taking the Babcock name. Avincis will therefore now become Babcock Mission Critical Services (Babcock). The local companies… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 15-Jan-15

Australian helicopter carrier HMAS Canberra commissioned

Australian helicopter carrier HMAS Canberra commissioned

The Governor General of Australia, together with the Prime Minister of Australia, were the guests of honour today as Australia’s first Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) was welcomed into service in the Royal Australian Navy. The Australian White Ensign was raised for the first time, signalling that HMAS Canberra (III) was formally commissioned into the Fleet…. Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 05-Dec-14

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Australian Helicopters to continue providing Marine Pilot Transfers in Newcastle

Australian Helicopters to continue providing Marine Pilot Transfers in Newcastle

Australian Helicopters has been awarded an extension to continue its partnership with Newcastle Port Corporation in providing marine pilot transfers by helicopter to vessels utilising the port. The one-year extension will allow the Australian Helicopters aircraft to continue using the latest specialised technology for over-water operations, including transferring marine pilots, equipment, dangerous goods and the… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 17-Jul-14

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Australian Helicopters signs for six AW139s on EMS mission

Australian Helicopters signs for six AW139s on EMS mission

This order follows Australian Helicopters announcement in late April of the contract win.  Five AW139s are needed, the sixth is assumed for maintenance cover. AgustaWestland and Australian Helicopters are pleased to announce the signature of a contract for AW139 intermediate twin-engine helicopters that will be operated for Ambulance Victoria under a 10 year agreement to… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Jul-14

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Australian Helicopters to continue supporting the Torres

Australian Helicopters to continue supporting the Torres

Communities in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula will receive improved emergency helicopter services after the Queensland Government committed funding to 30 June 2016. Emergency Services Minister Jack Dempsey said the extension of the agreement with Australian Helicopters Pty Ltd would ensure the residents of Far North Queensland communities would continue to benefit from this… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 26-May-14

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Australian Helicopters wins 10 year EMS contract with five AW139s

Australian Helicopters wins 10 year EMS contract with five AW139s

Following a competitive tender process, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has been awarded a 10-year contract with the Victorian Government and Ambulance Victoria. The agreement will see the supply of new state-of-the-art AgustaWestland AW-139 twin engine helicopters and includes a dedicated back-up aircraft to maintain services when heavy aircraft… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 28-Apr-14

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Australian Helicopters wins its first firefighting contract

Australian Helicopters wins its first firefighting contract

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has won its first dedicated firefighting contract. Australian Helicopters has been awarded a three-year contract with the National Aerial Firefighting Centre (NAFC) to be delivered through the South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) following a tender process. The agreement, which includes two one-year extension… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 03-Dec-13

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Australian Helicopters appoints new Managing Director

Australian Helicopters appoints new Managing Director

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters, has appointed respected industry veteran John Boag as its new Managing Director. Mr Boag will add the role with Australian Helicopters to his existing responsibilities at Bond Helicopters Australia, both of which are part of the Avincis Group (Avincis). CEO Avincis Northern Europe &… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 26-Nov-13

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Australian Helicopters extends specialist avionics repair services contract

Australian Helicopters extends specialist avionics repair services contract

One of Australia’s leading suppliers of mission-critical helicopter services, Australian Helicopters (AHPL), has signed a follow-on two-year strategic alliance with Sunshine Coast based Avincorp for its avionics component repair services. The alliance strengthens AHPL’s position as Australia’s most reliable mission critical helicopter provider and will see added security and reliability to its fleet in radio… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 11-Nov-13

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Turbomeca and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

Turbomeca and Avincis Group sign a Global Support Contract

During Helitech, Turbomeca (Safran) and Avincis Group are pleased to announce the signature of a global support contract that covers engines operated by Inaer, Bond Air Services, Bond Offshore Helicopters and Australian Helicopters. This agreement further enhances the strengthening relationship between Avincis and Turbomeca. This agreement includes the incorporation into Turbomeca’s Support By the Hour… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 25-Sep-13

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Avincis closes Australian Helicopters base at Gladstone

Avincis closes Australian Helicopters base at Gladstone

Australian Helicopters, has closed its base at Gladstone after losing a contract with Heron Island Resort, leaving Gladstone Helicopters with a monopoly of the market – see full story

Source: Gladstone Observer, 24-Jun-13

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Australian Helicopters and Flying Doctor on standby to secure soldier safety

Australian Helicopters and Flying Doctor on standby to secure soldier safety

Australian Helicopters Pty Ltd (AHPL) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) have joined forces to provide emergency medical evacuation during Australian Army training exercises in remote areas. The partnership between the two organisations will ensure that Australian soldiers receive the best possible care and support, according to AHPL Managing Director, Scott Swift…. Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 18-Jan-13

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Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Bond/INAER parent company renames as Avincis; based in UK

Avincis Mission Critical Services (Avincis Group) has established itself in the UK today as the world’s leading provider of mission critical aviation services. The Group’s mission is to save lives, protect the environment and provide safe transport for mission critical people and assets for public services and blue chip corporations.  Avincis’ operating companies deliver across… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 16-Oct-12

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14-Dec-11 VH-VSA Eurocopter BK117 Port Pirie, Australia

Emergency single-engine landing after chip light illuminated.  Aircraft was en route to pick up patient.

14-Dec-11

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New helipad boosts EMS/SAR ops in Torrest Strait

New helipad boosts EMS/SAR ops in Torrest Strait

Australians in the Torres Strait and Northern Peninsula will now have access to better and safer emergency medical helicopter services after the construction of a brand new $4.6 million helipad by Queensland Health for the Thursday Island Hospital. The 620-square metre aeromedical helipad, ringed with two-metre safety nets, will be used by Australian Helicopters’ quick… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 17-Dec-10

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Australian Helicopters profiled – “The Sky is the Limit”

Australian Helicopters profiled – “The Sky is the Limit”

“Sky Is The Limit” is the lead story in the June issue of Business Review Australia. The article examines how Australian Helicopters grew from a one helicopter operation to a fleet of 19 helicopters since the company was created in 2004. Writer Jen Barwick discovers how the company’s safety and service record have made them… Read more »

Source: Australian Helicopters, 03-Jun-10

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Australia: SAR Bell 412 completes multi-million dollar upgrade

Australia: SAR Bell 412 completes multi-million dollar upgrade

AN important tool in Australia’s border protection has returned to the Torres Strait with the latest in surveillance technology onboard after a three-month stop in Kippa-Ring.

Source: Redcliffe and Bayside Herald, 06-May-10

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Paramedic to sue over helicopter fall

Paramedic to sue over helicopter fall

A paramedic who may never walk again after a helicopter winch line snapped during a Torres Strait rescue is launching legal action over the accident.

Source: Cairns.com.au, 24-Feb-10

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United Rotorcraft Solutions and Ahlers Aerospace awarded CASA approval for B412 NVG lighting

In June 2009, David Brigham, President of URS, traveled to Australia to complete the Night Vision Lighting Modifications on two Bell 412’s for Australian Helicopters. With the NVG filters in hand over a two week period, David performed the modifications and worked with CASA to obtain their approval.

Source: RotorNews, 17-Aug-09

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Australian Helicopters takes delivery of new Bell 412EP for rescue contract

Source: The Standard, 10-Feb-09

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