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HAL awarded Raksha Mantri’s awards

HAL awarded Raksha Mantri’s awards

HAL has bagged Raksha Mantri’s awards under the categories of ‘Excellence in Performance’, ‘Innovation’, ‘Indigenisation and Design Efforts’ and ‘Best Performing Division’. The award for ‘Excellence in Performance for the year 2015-16’ was received by Mr T Suvarna Raju, CMD-HAL along with Mr V M Chamola, Dir (HR) and Mr C V Ramana Rao Dir(Fin)-HAL… Read more »

Source: HAL, 14-Jun-17

Rotorcorp LLC Selected as a 2017 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge Semi-Finalist

Rotorcorp LLC Selected as a 2017 Atlanta Metro Export Challenge Semi-Finalist

Rotorcorp LLC is a recipient of a $5,000 grant and a semi-finalist in the annual Atlanta Metro Export Challenge (Atlanta MEC), a grant competition supported by JPMorgan Chase, UPS and Partnership Gwinnett, which boosts support for small and medium-sized businesses looking to begin exporting or to increase their export programs. Nearly 100 companies, ranging in… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp LLC, 14-Jun-17

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Bayou 69 Crew Awarded for Bravery

Bayou 69 Crew Awarded for Bravery

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has awarded Chief Warrant Officers Jack Mucha and Corey Sayer and Staff Sgt Chad McCan and Sgts Aaron Adam for their bravery during last year’s floods. The crew of the Bayou 69 rescued six people. A wildlife agent and firefighter had been clinging to their overturned boat for hours… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jun-17

CHC Winchman Receives Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy

CHC Winchman Receives Billy Deacon SAR Memorial Trophy

CHC Group has announced that Winchman Gary Robertson of CHC Ireland has received the Billy Deacon Search and Rescue Memorial Trophy for his role in a life-saving mission with the Irish Coast Guard. The trophy was presented at the Air League’s Annual Awards Ceremony at St. James Palace, on Tuesday, May 30, by HRH Prince… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 02-Jun-17

Spectrum Aeromed Recognized for Workplace Practices

Spectrum Aeromed Recognized for Workplace Practices

Spectrum Aeromed has been honored with a 2017 When Work Works Award for exemplary workplace practices.The prestigious When Work Works Award is part of the Society for Human Resource Management’s (SHRM’s) When Work Works project, a national initiative that helps employers become more successful by transforming the way they view and adopt effective and flexible… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 01-Jun-17

Marine Corps Aviation Association Awards 2017

Marine Corps Aviation Association Awards 2017

The Marine Corps Aviation Association held its 46th Annual Symposium and Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in La Jolla, California, May 19. The MCAA awards program was founded in 1962 and since then has recognized excellence in Marine aviation through education, activities, media, events and its awards program. It is the largest aviation-based… Read more »

Source: Marine Corps, 26-May-17

LORD Corporation Selected for AHS International Supplier Excellence Award

LORD Corporation Selected for AHS International Supplier Excellence Award

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has been selected to receive the American Helicopter Society (AHS) International Supplier Excellence Award. The award is given by AHS International, The Vertical Flight Technical Society, to a supplier who, through the quality, innovativeness and cost-effective technology of its products, has made a notable contribution… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 23-May-17

Maverick Helicopters wins eight consecutive Best Air Tour award

Maverick Helicopters wins eight consecutive Best Air Tour award

Maverick Helicopters took home its eighth consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during the Choice Awards Gala on Sunday, April 30 at Omnia Nightclub. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 19-May-17

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Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

Columbia Helicopters receives Boeing Gold Award

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. has announced that it has received a 2016 Boeing Performance Excellence Award for its CH-47 Chinook transmission repair efforts. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters received the award for maintaining a Gold performance rating for each month of the… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 17-May-17

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Night Vision Award Committee Announces Final Call for Entries

Night Vision Award Committee Announces Final Call for Entries

The Night Vision Awards selection committee has announced a June 30th deadline for nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, Nevada at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27th at an awards reception in Edge Nightclub at… Read more »

Source: The Night Vision Awards, 17-May-17

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Great North Air Ambulance Service doctor wins award for blood work

Great North Air Ambulance Service doctor wins award for blood work

Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) doctor Rachel Hawes has received recognition from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant for her ‘Blood on Board’ (BOB) work. Eighteen lives were saved in the first year of the project, which sees GNAAS performing rapid blood transfusions to patients with a life or limb threatening injury at the scene of… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance, 26-Apr-17

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Onboard Systems Receives 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Onboard Systems Receives 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced it has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) for quality and on-time delivery for the eighth consecutive year. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Onboard Systems maintained a Gold composite… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 10-Apr-17

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2017 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2017 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Carl Milko, helicopter pioneer and founder of Summit Helicopters. Mr. Milko began his distinguished aviation career in 1963 and was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam from 1965-1966. Following his military service, Milko received a Master’s Degree… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 10-Apr-17

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Entries open for Night Vision Awards

Entries open for Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are now taking nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, NV at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. Entries will be accepted until June 30.  The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27 at an… Read more »

Source: Night Vision, 06-Apr-17

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Southeast Aerospace receives the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence

Southeast Aerospace receives the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence

Southeast Aerospace is pleased to announce that we have received the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence. The Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) awards program was developed by the FAA to encourage technicians and employers to receive or promote initial and recurring maintenance training. The FAA recognizes these technicians and employers by issuing awards for receiving, promoting… Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 21-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace employee named UK’s Technician of the Year

Vector Aerospace employee named UK’s Technician of the Year

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, congratulates its talented engineer Katie Gray on winning a prestigious UK Technician of the Year award. Katie, a Technical Supervisor at Vector Aerospace Component Services in Almondbank, Perth, beat off strong competition to be named the Technician of the… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 21-Mar-17

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Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Life Link III is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. “We thank Life Link III for… Read more »

Source: Life Link lll, 16-Mar-17

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M International Team Awarded Two Prestigious Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International Team Awarded Two Prestigious Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio companies Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) was presented with the Rolls-Royce M250 Program TEAMWORK award along with Airborne Engines, Ltd (AEL) receiving this year’s MOST IMPROVED award. “These two awards represent the combined efforts of every employee at Keystone and Airborne who are committed to continuous… Read more »

Source: M International, 14-Mar-17

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Columbia Wins FAA AMT Diamond Award

Columbia Wins FAA AMT Diamond Award

Columbia Helicopters has earned its fifth consecutive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AMT Employer Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters has received the annual award 14 times in the past 21 years. The award, which will be presented in a special ceremony on May 4, has… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

The offshore helicopter industry’s collaboration for safety was recognised today at the Aviation Week 60th Annual Laureate Awards. HeliOffshore was a finalist in the Safety Innovation category, which was won by Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Mr. Shin’s award recognised his leadership in developing a compelling strategy to guide U.S. civil aviation research…. Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Mar-17

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Lider receives Petrobras safety award

Lider receives Petrobras safety award

Bristow partner Líder Aviação received the Petrobras Excellence Award in Air Transport Operations (Peotram) 2016 on January 27, 2017, in recognition of its performance last year. The announcement was made at an event at the Petrobras Senate Building in Rio de Janeiro, which brought together more than 100 aviation professionals. “This assessment confirms the quality… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 10-Feb-17

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Maverick is awarded FAA 2016 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award”

Maverick is awarded FAA 2016 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award”

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2016 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ sixth consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 09-Feb-17

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Bristow Ranks First in 2016 Oilfield Products & Services Customer Satisfaction Survey

Bristow Ranks First in 2016 Oilfield Products & Services Customer Satisfaction Survey

For the second consecutive year, Bristow Group was ranked first in helicopter services in the oilfield services segment of EnergyPoint Research’s 2016 Oilfield Products & Services Customer Satisfaction Survey that recognizes high-quality suppliers. “I’m incredibly proud of what the Bristow team has accomplished by working together to deliver safe and reliable services globally,” said Bristow… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 06-Feb-17

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Royal Navy Rescue Duo Receives Royal Honours

Royal Navy Rescue Duo Receives Royal Honours

Lieutenant Commander Richard Lightfoot and Petty Officer Alan Speed were awarded for their extraordinary work they did last year. The two Royal Navy rescue workers saved 12 people from a bus that was in turmoil during the floods of Storm Frank. Awarded by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace, Lt Cdr Lightfoot received an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Jan-17

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Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA Validation of its SMS Program

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA Validation of its SMS Program

Air Evac Lifeteam’s continued commitment to safety was recently validated by the FAA when its Safety Management System was awarded the designation of “Active Conformance.” This is the highest status a SMS can achieve. Tom Baldwin, Air Evac Lifeteam’s SMS manager, said the company’s Safety Management System is an organization-wide comprehensive and preventive approach to… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 26-Jan-17

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Era SAR Program Recognized for Excellence

Era SAR Program Recognized for Excellence

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that its search and rescue (SAR) program is the 2017 winner of Helicopter Association International’s Salute to Excellence Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The annual award is presented to those who have advanced the use of helicopters in the vital… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 17-Jan-17

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HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI has announced that Carl Jones, Bell 205/Bell 412 crew chief, National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. In addition, Jack H. Schonely, police officer/pilot (retired), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence MD… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 17-Jan-17

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HAI announces Aerospace Safety and Humanitarian Service awardees

HAI announces Aerospace Safety and Humanitarian Service awardees

HAI announced that Bryan Smith, pilot for the Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office and safety program manager for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Safety Award. This award honors those who have excelled in promoting safety in the helicopter industry. In addition, the Trinidad… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Jan-17

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HAI announces pilot and flight instructor of the year awardees

HAI announces pilot and flight instructor of the year awardees

HAI has announced that Robert Fournier and Trent Vick are the 2017 winners of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award. In addition, Nick Mayhew, senior program manager, L3 Link Simulation and Training, is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award (sponsored… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 12-Jan-17

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HAI’s Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

HAI’s Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Dr. John Leverton is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of service dedicated to the aviation industry. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Since 1958, Dr…. Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 10-Jan-17

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ASU, Inc. Sponsors New MedEvac Foundation Chairman’s Award

ASU, Inc. Sponsors New MedEvac Foundation Chairman’s Award

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., sponsored the first ever MedEvac Foundation Chairman’s Award that was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Charlotte, NC., during a donor reception. “This new award is just one way for us to continually honor the Helicopter Air Ambulance operators and the numerous men and women that save… Read more »

Source: ASU, 20-Dec-16

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Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes air medical transport industry leaders

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognizes air medical transport industry leaders

Airbus Helicopters Inc. recognized leaders of the air medical transport industry Tuesday for their efforts to improve safety and quality of service. BJ Miles, Director of Safety and Risk Management for Life Flight Network in Aurora, Ore., received the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

PHI Air Medical named winner of Airbus Helicopters Vision Zero award

PHI Air Medical has been awarded the 2016 Vision Zero Aviation Safety Award for its development of a unique and innovative safety initiative designed to address the workings of the human brain and improve mindfulness among employees. Jennifer Hardcastle, Air Medical Sales Manager for Airbus Helicopters Inc., presented the award and a $10,000 check to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Dec-16

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Bristow Academy’s Gerald Marchal Wins AMT Next Gen Award

Bristow Academy’s Gerald Marchal Wins AMT Next Gen Award

Bristow Academy A&P Mechanic Gerald Marchal was one of 40 aircraft maintenance professionals under the age of 40 from all segments of the aviation industry to receive Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) magazine’s 40 Under 40 Next Gen Award. The award recognizes men and women who go above and beyond in their careers and are an… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 06-Dec-16

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DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

Over 250 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday evening at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016. Awards hosts, BBC News reporter and presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding handed out 11 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astonishing and… Read more »

Source: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, 23-Nov-16

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Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie, President and CEO of Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) recently received a BC Aviation Council Award for his hard work at growing and managing VIH and the subsidiaries it owns. Ken was a junior commercial pilot by the age of 18, having spent his entire life surrounded by helicopters. Ken started buying shares in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Bristow search and rescue (SAR) Pilot James Bullock and Winchman Paramedic Alan Speed, who are now based at Bristow’s SAR operations at Humberside and Inverness respectively, were recognized with the 2016 Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award. The award recognizes individuals and crews for acts of outstanding courage or devotion to duty in the course of… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

Londons Air Ambulance wins Pride of Britain Award

London’s Air Ambulance has been announced as the winner of the Emergency Services category at this year’s Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. Our team was surprised with the news live on air whilst being interviewed on ITV’s This Morning. The full ceremony will be broadcast on ITV on 1st November at 8pm. The medical team… Read more »

Source: London's Air Ambulance, 04-Nov-16

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Elbit Systems Awarded Title by Airbus Helicopters

Elbit Systems Awarded Title by Airbus Helicopters

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded by Airbus Helicopters the title of “Industrial Best Performer Supplier” for the year 2015. Elbit was selected by Airbus for its “quality and on-time delivery performances and customer protection” With over 4,000 electronic units delivered to Airbus Helicopters over the last decade, 1,400 out of them during… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 20-Oct-16

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Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network Wins Oregon award

Life Flight Network was recognized last week by Oregon Business as the best large nonprofit to work for in Oregon. For the seventh year in a row, Life Flight Network has been ranked in the top 15 best large nonprofit employers to work for in Oregon. This is the second time Life Flight Network has… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Oct-16

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Skye Avionics Receives Award

Skye Avionics Receives Award

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics received the International Export Award, given out by the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce at the 2016 Business Awards of Distinction on Oct 1, 2016. Our team was honored to receive this award which honors a business that has demonstrated outstanding achievement in exporting products or services… Read more »

Source: Skye Avionics, 05-Oct-16

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Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 4 Pilot of the Year

Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 4 Pilot of the Year

Clarence Carldwell has recently been honoured with the title of being Air Evac Lifeteam’s Region 4 Pilot of the Year. Even though Clarence recently changed over from an area pilot to a base pilot, he was clearly seen as a winning candidate. Ozark Radio News reports that Ronnie Fleming, the regional director of flight operations,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Sep-16

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Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 1 Base Clinical Lead of the Year

Air Evac Lifeteam names Region 1 Base Clinical Lead of the Year

Farmington Air Evac Lifeteam base recently awarded Shane Cook, a flight nurse and clinical lead, the title of Region 1 Base Clinical Lead of the Year. This award is given to a flight paramedic or nurse who shows the ability to be dedicated, accountable, enthusiastic and is someone who takes initiative and has a full… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-16

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US Coast Guard announce awards

US Coast Guard announce awards

A U.S. Coast Guard rescue swimmer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary member, a cruise ship crew and the crew of a maritime academy training ship will be formally recognized at the annual Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS) awards ceremony and reception in Washington D.C. Petty Officer Benjamin Cournia, a helicopter rescue swimmer who will receive… Read more »

Source: Association for Rescue at Sea, 20-Sep-16

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Collaboration for Safety Wins Award

Collaboration for Safety Wins Award

We are thrilled to share that the global collaboration of HeliOffshore members was recognised yesterday at an award ceremony in Aberdeen. Russ Gould from Bristow Group and Malcolm Garrington from CHC Helicopter took the ‘Sharing & Learning’ award for the Health & Usage Monitoring System Best Practice Guidance. They accepted the award on behalf of… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 24-Aug-16

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Royal Navy Lynx instructors awarded Trophy with support from CAE

Royal Navy Lynx instructors awarded Trophy with support from CAE

The Royal Navy’s instructors at the Lynx Simulator Facility at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton were recently awarded the Breitling Trophy for achieving the best overall performance during the annual Naval Flying Standards inspection. The inspection was conducted by the office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff – Aviation and Carriers (ACNS-A&C) for… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 01-Aug-16

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. “To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, and individual… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Jul-16

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NEMSPA opens nominations for 2016 Pilot of the Year

NEMSPA opens nominations for 2016 Pilot of the Year

As the announcement on the Home Page of the NEMSPA website says, “Each year the National EMS Pilots Association accepts nominations from the nation’s air medical transport community to recognize an EMS Pilot who stands out in the areas of Professionalism, Technical Knowledge, Leadership and dedication to Safety. We invite anyone in the air medical… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 29-Jun-16

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Airbus Helicopters Canada accepts nominations for Safety Innovation Award

Airbus Helicopters Canada accepts nominations for Safety Innovation Award

The winner of this year’s ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ will be selected, once again, by a committee of industry professionals.  The award ceremony will take place during the Helicopter Association of Canada’s annual conference, November 10th -14th in Edmonton, Alberta. The award recipient will receive a cash prize of $10,000.00 CAD in addition to recognition… Read more »

Source: Canada, 22-Jun-16

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AHS announces 2016 Lichten Award Winners

AHS announces 2016 Lichten Award Winners

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — today announced the winners of its prestigious Robert L. Lichten technical awards. The overall winner and the runner-up will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, during AHS International’s 72nd Annual Forum and Technology Display in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA…. Read more »

Source: AHS, 23-May-16

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Illinois Dept Transportation names their Heliport of the Year

Illinois Dept Transportation names their Heliport of the Year

Located in a rural area, Clay County Hospital is located in a less easiliy accessible area.  As a critical access hospital, it focuses on common conditions and outpatient care, and frequently needs to refer patients with other conditions to other hospitals. In turn this means more than 100 Clay County helicopter transports per year, mostly… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-May-16

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Offshore Safety Awards ceremony postponed

Offshore Safety Awards ceremony postponed

The Offshore Safety Awards – jointly organised by Step Change in Safety and Oil & Gas UK – has been postponed until Wednesday 17 August. The decision was made by the membership organisations so both companies can focus closely on supporting the industry and workforce following the helicopter crash in Norway on Friday (29 April)…. Read more »

Source: Oil & Gas UK, 06-May-16

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Triumph receives Supplier of the Year Award from Sikorsky

Triumph receives Supplier of the Year Award from Sikorsky

Triumph Gear Systems – Macomb, Inc., has received the 2015 Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Training Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of its exceptional performance and contributions to the Sikorsky division’s success throughout the year. Triumph Gear Systems-Macomb is a current Sikorsky Gold Supplier which recognizes them for their best-in-class performance in quality,… Read more »

Source: Triumph, 05-May-16

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Maverick Helicopters wins Best Air Tour award for 7th year running

Maverick Helicopters wins Best Air Tour award for 7th year running

Maverick Helicopters took home its seventh consecutive award for Best Air Tour from the Southern Nevada Hotel Concierge Association’s (SNHCA) Concierge Choice Awards. The company was honored during a ceremony on Sunday, May 1. The SNHCA is an association of professional hotel concierges dedicated to providing the highest level of service possible in Las Vegas…. Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 03-May-16

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France bestows award on FlightSafety Chairman, President & CEO

France bestows award on FlightSafety Chairman, President & CEO

FlightSafety International is pleased to announce that Bruce Whitman has received the Médaille de l’Aéronautique from France. The medal was presented by Bertrand Lortholary, Consul Général of France, in New York on April 26, 2016. “It is a great honor and privilege to receive the Médaille de l’Aéronautique. It is humbling to join those from… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 29-Apr-16

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HAL Conferred with SCOPE Excellence Award

HAL Conferred with SCOPE Excellence Award

HAL has been conferred with ‘SCOPE Excellence Award’ for outstanding contribution to the Public Sector Management. Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, presented the prestigious award to Mr. T Suvarna Raju, CMD, HAL on Public Sector Day celebrations held at Delhi yesterday. On receiving the award, Mr. Raju said, “Bestowal of SCOPE Excellence Award validates the work… Read more »

Source: HAL, 13-Apr-16

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Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group receives 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from AHS

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) today announced that it has received the 2016 Supplier Excellence Award from the American Helicopter Society International (“AHS International”) in recognition of the quality, innovation and cost-effective technology of its products. The AHA International Supplier Excellence Award is given to companies that make a notable contribution to improving the state… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 08-Apr-16

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Bell retirees honored with FAA Master Pilot award

Bell retirees honored with FAA Master Pilot award

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that two of its retired employees, Dwayne Williams and Wayne Brown, were honored by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with its Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award – one of the most prestigious pilot safety awards in the industry. The “Master Pilot” award recognizes pilots who… Read more »

Source: Bell, 23-Mar-16

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AHS congratulates 2016 Award Recipients

AHS congratulates 2016 Award Recipients

AHS International — The Vertical Flight Technical Society — has announced the 2016 recipients of its prestigious awards program, which has, since its establishment in 1944, paid tribute to the outstanding leaders of vertical flight and served as a catalyst for stimulating technological advances. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May… Read more »

Source: AHS, 18-Mar-16

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Sikorsky Recognizes Bristow for S-92 Rescue Accomplishments

Sikorsky Recognizes Bristow for S-92 Rescue Accomplishments

Sikorsky recognized Bristow Helicopters today for its critical role in safely evacuating hundreds of workers with S-92® helicopters from six oil platforms in the North Sea on Dec. 31, 2015. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz presented the recognition to Bristow President and CEO Jonathan Baliff in a ceremony at the 2016 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-16

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Rolls-Royce Recognizes StandardAero for Customer Satisfaction and Program Investment

Rolls-Royce Recognizes StandardAero for Customer Satisfaction and Program Investment

StandardAero received both “Customer Satisfaction” and “Program Investment” awards at the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, held on February 29 as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky. The awards recognize authorized maintenance service centers that provide MRO services for M250 helicopter engines. This is the unprecedented seventh year in… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 03-Mar-16

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ProPilot names Bell number one in customer support for 22nd consecutive year

ProPilot names Bell number one in customer support for 22nd consecutive year

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company today announced that it has been once again voted number one in customer support by Professional Pilot magazine. Ranking at the top in each of the seven categories, Bell Helicopter has won the top honor for the helicopter industry for its 22nd consecutive year. “Our goal is… Read more »

Source: Bell, 02-Mar-16

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Cadorath earns RR M250 Customer Satisfaction award

Cadorath earns RR M250 Customer Satisfaction award

Rolls Royce handed out the yearly first network awards today in Louisville, Kentucky at a ceremony with the entire First Network. Cadorath received the 2016 award for Customer Satisfaction. The award is presented to the organization that maintains the highest level of customer satisfaction among all of the M250 First Network facilities. The First network… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 02-Mar-16

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Whirly-Girls announce 2016 Scholarship Winners

Whirly-Girls announce 2016 Scholarship Winners

Whirly-Girls International, a non-profit, educational, and charitable organization dedicated to advancing women in the helicopter aviation industry, has announced the winners of the 2016 Whirly-Girls Scholarship Awards. The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Committee made the announcement on Februaruy 28 at the Whirly-Girls International Annual Awards Banquet during the HAI Heli-Expo convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The Whirly-Girls awarded… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 29-Feb-16

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Sikorsky names 6th Winner and Launches 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky names 6th Winner and Launches 7th Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky Innovations today announced the winner of the 6th Entrepreneurial Challenge and the launch of the 7th competition. The  Entrepreneurial Challenge, driven by Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), is designed to accelerate innovators and disruptive technology concepts with applications in the vertical flight market. The organization… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Feb-16

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Bristow leadership programs win awards

Bristow leadership programs win awards

Bristow’s Management Development Training (MDT) and Leadership Development Training (LDT) programs ranked fourth in HR.Com’s Leadership 500 Award Best Global/International Leadership Program category. This category recognizes leadership programs that have been deployed globally (defined as three or more countries) and have consistently impacted leadership skill on a global scale within a given year. Bristow received… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 23-Feb-16

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2016 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2016 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2016 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Anthony Melvin “Mel” O’Reilly, founder of Eagle Copters in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Mr. O’Reilly began his long aviation career in eastern Canada in 1955 with the Royal Canadian Air Force in field helicopter maintenance and later… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 22-Feb-16

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for 17th time

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for 17th time

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters today announced it received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Award of Excellence ‘Diamond Award’ for the 17th time. The Hawaii-based helicopter tour operator was presented this accolade in recognition of its maintenance technicians and advanced training. “We are incredibly proud of our maintainers’ dedication to safety and quality,” said Gregg Lundberg, president… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian, 18-Feb-16

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US Coast Guard MH-60 pilot awarded Distinguished Flying Cross

Capt. Mark Morin, commanding officer of Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak, Alaska, awards Lt. John Hess, an Air Station Kodiak MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter pilot, with the Distinguished Flying Cross medal on Coast Guard Base Kodiak, Alaska, Feb. 5, 2016. The Distinguished Flying Cross is a military-wide honor to recognize heroism or extraordinary achievement while participating… Read more »

12-Feb-16

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Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

Maverick Helicopters wins FAA Diamond award for fifth straight year

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2015 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor, which the company has now received five years in a row, is a result of Maverick Helicopters’ ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. The FAA’s Award of Excellence… Read more »

Source: Maverick, 05-Feb-16

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Rooivalk Squadron honoured with Sword of Peace award

Rooivalk Squadron honoured with Sword of Peace award

16 Squadron, based at AFB Bloemspruit and the SA Air Force’s (SAAF) only combat support rotary wing unit, has been awarded the Sword of Peace. See Full story

Source: Defence Web, 04-Feb-16

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Bristow on 40 Best Public Companies for Leaders list

Bristow on 40 Best Public Companies for Leaders list

Bristow ranked 23 on Chief Executive magazine’s 2016 40 Best Public Companies for Leaders List published in January, up from last year’s ranking of 31. Chief Executive identifies companies that excel in leadership development to learn what organizations are doing to identify and nurture people to leadership positions. Rankings are also affected by the company’s… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Jan-16

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Bristow ranked top in Oilfield Customer Satisfaction Survey

Bristow ranked top in Oilfield Customer Satisfaction Survey

EnergyPoint Research ranked Bristow first in helicopter services in the oilfield services segment in its 2015 Oilfield Products & Services Customer Satisfaction Survey, citing the companies best positioned for the difficult year ahead. “To a large extent, this year’s survey results highlight winning suppliers’ abilities to manage on behalf of customers even in times of… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 19-Jan-16

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Garmin celebrates 12th year at top of product support survey

Garmin celebrates 12th year at top of product support survey

On January 6th, the Garmin Aviation Product Support Team was honored with the top spot in Professional Pilot Magazine’s 2016 Avionics Product Support Survey. The accolade, which was voted on by customers, was Garmin’s 12th award in as many years. The survey, which is administered annually by Pro Pilot, consists of grades in product reliability,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 12-Jan-16

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman wins big award

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Chairman wins big award

Mr Sunderland, 73, has been a Trustee of the life-saving Charity for over 12 years, with just over 9 of those as its Chairman, and has been responsible for some momentous changes at the YAA in recent years. Mr Sunderland commented “I am overwhelmed to have received this honour from Her Majesty The Queen –… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire, 07-Jan-16

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