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Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kits Receive EASA Certification

Onboard Systems Cargo Hook Kits Receive EASA Certification

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook suspension kits for the Bell 206L aircraft have received certification from EASA. Onboard has already received FAA and Transport Canada certification for these cargo hook systems. “We’re pleased to be able to respond to requests for… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 27-Apr-17

VHA Achieves First Flight of 206L Main Blades

VHA Achieves First Flight of 206L Main Blades

The VHA engineering and test staff celebrated first flight of our composite 206L main rotor blades on February 8, 2017, completing ground tests, hover flight, forward flight reaching speeds of more than 100 knots, and turns with up to 45 degrees of banking during the test session at Falcon Field in Mesa, Ariz. The tests mark… Read more »

Source: Van Horn Aviation, 13-Feb-17

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Alpine Aerotech obtains EASA Approval for 206L and 407 Bear Paw

Alpine Aerotech obtains EASA Approval for 206L and 407 Bear Paw

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially secured an EASA approval for their 206L & 407 Bear Paw Kit, previously approved by Transport Canada and the FAA. The Alpine Aerotech Bear Paw incorporates innovative design features that result in an extremely robust product. The innovative, corrosion resistant clamping system enhances overall safety and greatly reduces… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 08-Feb-17

Arrow Aviation Restores Iconic Eagle One Helicopter

Arrow Aviation Restores Iconic Eagle One Helicopter

Mid-2018 sees the opening of the National Law Enforcement Museum, with a special tribute to the 1982 Air Florida 90 rescue mission, where the airline crashed into the Potomac River. Hanging above the lower level will be the restored “Eagle One” Bell 206L-1 helicopter, the aircraft that played a vital role in the rescue operation…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-17

FACT – 88% of Bell 206L4 production is for just one customer

FACT – 88% of Bell 206L4 production is for just one customer

In our close monitoring of the helicopter production lines around the world, we have noticed that in the last two years Bell has produced 26 LongRanger IVs.  Of these, no less than 23 have been for one customer, 88% of the total.  That customer is Air Evac Lifeteam, the EMS provider operating predominantly in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-16

FAA approves PA110 PUREair System for Bell 206, 407

FAA approves PA110 PUREair System for Bell 206, 407

Pall Corporation today announced that the PA110 PUREair System engine protection system for Bell Helicopter’s 407, and 206L families of helicopters has received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The next generation PA110 PUREair System, co-developed by Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace, is a totally re-engineered, and retested engine air… Read more »

Source: Pall, 05-Sep-16

UK – Elite Helicopters to open second base

UK – Elite Helicopters to open second base

Elite Helicopters – a British operator which has been flying for 21 years – has announced they will be opening a second base.  The chosen location is Fairoaks Airport on the south-west suburbs of London.  The company originally started flying from White Waltham airfield, but has been located at Goodwood for the vast majority of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jun-16

Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink get FAA STC approval for integrated broadband satcom system on Bell 206L and 407

Outerlink Global Solutions is proud to announce FAA STC approval of their fully integrated IRIS voice, video, flight data and broadband satcom system in the Bell model 206L and 407 series helicopters. The IRIS solution not only promotes safer operations, but also delivers immediate cost savings and reduced downtime. IRIS combines multiple features currently available… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 28-Apr-16

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Aeronautical Accessories gets STC for Bell 206 Polycarbonate Windshield

Aeronautical Accessories gets STC for Bell 206 Polycarbonate Windshield

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that it has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for its polycarbonate windshields on Bell 206A, Bell 206B, and Bell 206L series aircraft, which will be distributed exclusively under its Aeronautical Accessories brand. Developed by Bell Helicopter, the new 206 polycarbonate windshield is impact… Read more »

Source: Bell, 01-Mar-16

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Meridian Helicopters to lease Bell 206L4 to Nicaraguan operator

Meridian Helicopters to lease Bell 206L4 to Nicaraguan operator

Looking to international markets for additional lease customers, Meridian Helicopters provided a Bell 206L4 to a Nicaraguan private operator in the first quarter of 2016. Terms include an option to purchase the aircraft or renew after two years. “Our entrance into international leasing markets has been a long thought out approach” comments Michael Bashlor –… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 29-Feb-16

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Meridian Helicopters to display glass cockpit Bell 206L3

Meridian Helicopters to display glass cockpit Bell 206L3

Meridian Helicopters is positioned to make a long lasting impression on the exhibitors and attendees of this years’ Heli-Expo in Louisville, KY. A completely refurbished 1990 Bell 206L3 with a Garmin G500 glass cockpit will be on display. You can find the aircraft in booth 21 of the static display section. “We are very excited… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 24-Feb-16

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FAA certifies Air Evac Lifeteam LongRanger FTD

FAA certifies Air Evac Lifeteam LongRanger FTD

Air Evac Lifeteam pilots are training in a Level 7 Flight Training Device. The FTD, manufactured by Frasca International, was recently certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, and is used to train newly hired pilots and pilots throughout the Air Evac Lifeteam system who return to O’Fallon, Mo., each year for recurrent training. Tim Jenkins,… Read more »

Source: Air Evac, 15-Feb-16

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Power Aviation becomes EASA-approved Kamatics B206 driveshaft European distributor

Power Aviation becomes EASA-approved Kamatics B206 driveshaft European distributor

Kamatics has received EASA Certification for its 206A/B/L Series KAflex Main Rotor Driveshaft, applicable to both Rotor Brake and Non-Brake installations. All Models 206A/B/L Series KAflex driveshaft installations are available directly through Power Aviation – Official European Distributor. The 206A/B/L Series KAflex driveshaft incorporates the same design and construction utilized in over 40,000 driveshafts presently… Read more »

Source: Power Aviation, 14-Jan-16

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Frasca Delivers Bell 206 FTD with TruCue™ to Air Evac Lifeteam

Frasca Delivers Bell 206 FTD with TruCue™ to Air Evac Lifeteam

FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has delivered a Bell 206L Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Air Evac Lifeteam in O’Fallon, Missouri. The Level 7 FTD includes Garmin G500H, Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS, HTAWS, and Garmin GTN650. It will also feature Frasca’s high-fidelity NVG simulation for the ultimate realism and accuracy in NVG training and… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 27-Nov-15

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Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Houston County restarts EMS service with Air Evac Lifeteam

Christmas came a little early for Houston County residents.See full story.

Source: KSLA News, 26-Nov-15

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63% of LongRanger production is for just one customer

63% of LongRanger production is for just one customer

HeliHub.com continues to build on its reputation of unearthing key facts about the helicopter industry by monitoring production data very closely.  Our team crank the numbers on the world’s helicopters on an ongoing basis. 52400 to 52478 – 79 aircraft – have been delivered in the last six years.  The first of these – serial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-15

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8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

8 more LongRanger IVs for Air Evac Lifeteam

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the sale of eight Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH). AMGH is one of the largest independent providers of helicopter emergency medical services (HEMS) in the world, and the aircraft will be configured for HEMS missions and operated by Air Evac Lifeteam, an… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Oct-15

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Air Evac Lifeteam open new base at Kinder, Louisiana

Air Evac Lifeteam open new base at Kinder, Louisiana

Time means everything, especially in a medical emergency.  See Full Story

Source: 7 KPLC, 11-Sep-15

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Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

Lawsuit filed for survivor of fatal helicopter crash in Saucier

The lone survivor of a helicopter crash in Saucier has filed suit against manufacturers of the aircraft and its turbo-shaft engine. See Full Story

Source: Sun Herald, 15-May-15

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Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service launches new website

Sunset Aviation Service, Inc. located in Aurora Oregon is proud to announce our new website at www.sunsetaviationservice.com along with a new phone number of 503-776-5053. Our capabilities list has also been expanded to better serve more of the helicopter industry. Sunset Aviation Service was awarded the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) certificate… Read more »

Source: Sunset Aviation Service, 30-Apr-15

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Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

Kenya police invite bids for supply of three helicopters

The Kenya Police Service has floated an international tender to buy three new helicopters and overhaul the existing three Mi-17 helicopters. See Full Story

Source: SD, 27-Mar-15

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Able Aerospace Services, PHI Sign Long-Term Service Agreement

Able Aerospace Services, PHI Sign Long-Term Service Agreement

Able Aerospace Services and leading helicopter services company PHI, Inc. have signed a formal service agreement assigning all of PHI’s Bell 206L and 407 component overhaul and exchange work to Mesa, Arizona-based Able. “We have been using Able’s services for years, and in that time have saved millions of dollars through direct purchase savings, increased… Read more »

Source: Able, 17-Mar-15

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Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

Michigan State Police to add third helicopter

The sound of twin jet engines and rotors intensifies as the Michigan State Police helicopter rocks from side to side and gently lifts off the ground, leaving the runways of MBS International Airport in the distance. See Full Story

Source: mlive, 10-Mar-15

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FRASCA to Provide Bell 206L FTD to Air Evac Lifeteam

FRASCA to Provide Bell 206L FTD to Air Evac Lifeteam

FRASCA International, Inc., Urbana, IL has been contracted to provide a Bell 206L Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) to Air Evac Lifeteam, O’Fallon, Missouri. The FTD will be an FAA Level 7 Bell 206L with Garmin G500H, Genesys Aerosystems HeliSAS, HTAWS, and Garmin GTN650. It will also feature Frasca’s high-fidelity NVG simulation for the… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 09-Mar-15

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Honeywell Forecasts Steady Global Helicopter Demand For Next Five Years

Honeywell Forecasts Steady Global Helicopter Demand For Next Five Years

In its 17th annual Turbine-Powered Civil Helicopter Purchasing Outlook, Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) expects that 4,750-5,250 civilian-use helicopters will be delivered during 2015-2019. Overall, five-year demand for turbine-powered, civil helicopters remains steady versus the 2014 five-year forecast, with moderate improvement in new helicopter purchase plans reported, offsetting the short-term uncertainty of large-fleet operators in the… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 02-Mar-15

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LongRanger performance increase as FAA approves BLR Tailboom Strakes

LongRanger performance increase as FAA approves BLR Tailboom Strakes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified a performance increase for Bell 206L helicopters equipped with dual tailboom strakes from BLR Aerospace. It is the first time BLR has certified one of its performance-enhancing products for a light helicopter, according to Vice President of Sales and Marketing Dave Marone. The new Flight Manual Supplement certifies… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 01-Mar-15

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FAA certifies Pall PB100D dry barrier filter for AS350

FAA certifies Pall PB100D dry barrier filter for AS350

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced the FAA certification of the PB100D PUREair Dry Barrier Filter as an FAA-PMA direct fit replacement for oil-wetted filters. Originally unveiled last fall at Helitech International in Amsterdam, this PUREair Dry Barrier Filter extends the already successful PUREair portfolio of products available from Pall Aerospace and DART Aerospace. The PB100D… Read more »

Source: PALL, 20-Feb-15

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Waypoint buys ten Bell 206L and 407 from RLC on leaseback

Waypoint buys ten Bell 206L and 407 from RLC on leaseback

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a multi-aircraft agreement with RLC, the largest privately held helicopter operator in the Gulf of Mexico. The initial transaction includes the purchase and leaseback of 10 helicopters, including the Bell 407 and Bell 206L4, supporting near-shore… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 11-Feb-15

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Pall launches PB110D PUREair Dry Barrier Filters for Bell 206L and 407

Pall launches PB110D PUREair Dry Barrier Filters for Bell 206L and 407

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced the introduction of PB110D PUREair Dry Barrier Filters as FAA-PMA direct-fit replacements for competitor oil-wetted filters. The new product will be unveiled at Helitech International in Amsterdam, October 14-16. The PUREair Dry Barrier Filters extend the successful PUREair portfolio of products available from Pall and DART Aerospace. PUREair Dry Barrier… Read more »

Source: PALL, 15-Oct-14

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Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County renews AirEvac contract

Tyler County Commissioners renewed the county’s contract renewal for medical helicopter services with AirEvac Sept. 23 see full story

Source: Tyler Star, 03-Oct-14

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Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek renews rotor hub contract with Bell

Héroux-Devtek Inc. (TSX: HRX), (“Héroux-Devtek” or the “Corporation”), a leading Canadian manufacturer of aerospace products, today announced that it has renewed an important multi-year contract with Bell Helicopter for the manufacturing of components and assemblies for several helicopter programs. Under the terms of the agreement, Héroux-Devtek will manufacture the main rotor hub and the tail… Read more »

Source: Héroux-Devtek, 18-Jul-14

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Amur HFS buys entire Bristow fleet of 28 LongRanger IVs

Amur HFS buys entire Bristow fleet of 28 LongRanger IVs

Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS) is pleased to announce that the company has entered into an agreement to complete a major fleet transaction with Bristow Group Inc. The transaction involves purchasing the entire Bristow fleet of twenty-eight (28) Bell 206-L4 helicopters. As part of completing this transaction, Amur HFS provided short-term operating leases to Bristow… Read more »

Source: Amur HFS, 26-Feb-14

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Meridian Helicopters delivers a Bell 206L-3 to S&T Services, LLC

Meridian Helicopters delivers a Bell 206L-3 to S&T Services, LLC

Meridian Helicopters LLC announced the sale and delivery of a Bell 206L-3 helicopter to S&T Services, LLC today. According to Matt St. Louis, Vice President of Saint Louis Designs, S & T Services parent company, Meridian Helicopters was selected because of the overwhelmingly positive nature of their references, as well as their reputation for 100%… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 25-Feb-14

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Air Evac Lifeteam closes base at Elmore, Alabama

Air Evac Lifeteam closes base at Elmore, Alabama

Air Evac Lifeteam has made the decision to close its Elmore County air ambulance base in Wetumpka, AL effective today. Company President Seth Myers said low utilization of the service coupled with low reimbursement rates were major factors in the company’s decision to cease operations at the base which has been in service since April… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 22-Jan-14

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Air Medical Group Holdings orders 20 LongRanger IVs

Air Medical Group Holdings orders 20 LongRanger IVs

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today a signed agreement for the sale of 20 Bell 206L-4s to Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), one of the largest independent providers of helicopter air ambulance services (HAA) in the world. Deliveries are scheduled to begin this year and continue through 2017. “These new aircraft… Read more »

Source: Bell, 15-Jan-14

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Air Evac Lifeteam to add new Missouri base at Moberley

Air Evac Lifeteam to add new Missouri base at Moberley

Air Evac announced Monday it will add a new base in Moberly, starting in 2014.  See full story

Source: ABC 17 News, 17-Dec-13

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Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson congratulates PJ Helicopters on 40+ years

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), congratulates long-time customer PJ Helicopters for developing world-class precision-lift services over its more than 40 years of operations. The success of Red Bluff, Calif.-based PJ Helicopters is supported by Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems. The IBFs protect the safety, performance and reliability of seven turbine helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 24-Jun-13

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REACH and Air Evac Lifeteam partner in Texas

REACH and Air Evac Lifeteam partner in Texas

REACH Air Medical Services and Air Evac Lifeteam announce an integrated partnership venture at a new rotor wing base to be located in Seguin, Texas. REACH Air Medical Services operates Methodist AirCare in partnership with the Methodist Healthcare System of San Antonio, the largest provider of health care services in the region.  Current bases exist… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 13-Jun-13

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Ribbon cutting for new Air Evac Lifeteam hanger

Ribbon cutting for new Air Evac Lifeteam hanger

The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for Air Evac Lifeteam on Tuesday, March 26, at their new hanger on Streckert Drive in Brownwood (see full story).

Source: Brownwood, 08-Apr-13

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19-Mar-13 N408RL Bell 206L4 Platform WD79C, US-Gulf of Mexico

Vertical fin contacted pipe on landing on offshore platform

19-Mar-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam announces plans to open base in Potosi, Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam announces plans to open base in Potosi, Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam broke ground Monday for its newest air ambulance base in Potosi on the campus of Washington County Memorial Hospital (see full story)

09-Mar-13

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Donaldson announces Canadian STC for LongRanger inlet barrier filter

Donaldson announces Canadian STC for LongRanger inlet barrier filter

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), is pleased to announce a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from Transport Canada (TC) for an Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system for the Bell 206L/LR helicopter.  The IBF provides critical year-round engine protection in all environments, from typical ramp operations to off-airport and remote… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 05-Mar-13

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Astronics Max-Viz-1500 approved for Bell 206/407 in China

Astronics Max-Viz-1500 approved for Bell 206/407 in China

Astronics Corporation’s Max-Viz-1500 enhanced vision system has received approval by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) for retrofit installation in Bell B206B/206L-4/407 helicopters. Astronics Executive Vice President Elliott Troutman said, “Astronics concurs with Bell Helicopter’s assessment that China will be the world’s strongest helicopter growth market with a need for 2,000 aircraft during the… Read more »

Source: Astronics, 01-Mar-13

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Harrison flight nurse completes 1,500 flights for Air Evac Lifeteam

Harrison flight nurse completes 1,500 flights for Air Evac Lifeteam

Boone County base flight nurse Lee Bailey recently completed his 1500th flight for Air Evac Lifeteam (see full story)

Source: Newton County Times, 11-Jan-13

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Air Evac Lifeteam adds base at Carrollton, Georgia

Air Evac Lifeteam adds base at Carrollton, Georgia

The base is being temporarily housed at Tanner Medical Center while company officials seek a permanent location. (see full story)

Source: Douglas County Sentinel, 03-Jan-13

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Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

Replacement Cyclic Friction certified for Bell 206B, 206L and 407

AERO Design Ltd. proudly announces Transport Canada certification of our Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly for the Bell 206B, 206L Series, and 407, Supplemental Type Certificate SH12-59. The Replacement Cyclic Friction Assembly is a direct replacement for the original knob and shaft assembly used to tighten the cyclic friction. The replacement part removes the typical wear… Read more »

Source: Aero Design, 12-Dec-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam base at Evansville earns national award

Air Evac Lifeteam base at Evansville earns national award

The Evansville, Indiana, Air Evac Lifeteam base has been selected as the company’s 2012 National Community Service Base of the Year. The Community Service Base of the Year Award is presented to the base in the Air Evac Lifeteam system that has shown outstanding community service in its market area. Lonnie Dardeen, program director for… Read more »

Source: Deaconess Hospital, 10-Dec-12

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Bell signs for first Chinese maintenance training facility

Bell signs for first Chinese maintenance training facility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to  assist with the establishment of a maintenance training facility for Bell 206L and 407 helicopters in the Guangdong province of China. Bell Helicopter and Guangzhou Civil Aviation College (Guangzhou College) signed the MOU at Airshow China… Read more »

Source: Bell, 14-Nov-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam holds ribbon ceremony at Hinesville, Georgia

Air Evac Lifeteam holds ribbon ceremony at Hinesville, Georgia

Air Evac Lifeteam hosted a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Liberty Regional Medical Center on Oct. 30 at 462 E.G. Miles Parkway in Hinesville. (see full story)

Source: Coastal Courier, 13-Nov-12

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Air Evac’s Jackson crew celebrates 5,000 safe flights

Air Evac’s Jackson crew celebrates 5,000 safe flights

The pilots, flight nurses and paramedics who work at Tennessee’s first Air Evac station celebrated a major milestone — more than 5,000 missions flown safely. (see full story)

09-Nov-12

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Bell receives STC for LongRanger radar altimeter mount kit

Bell receives STC for LongRanger radar altimeter mount kit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has received Supplemental Type Certification (STC) approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for a Radar Altimeter Mount Kit for the Bell 206L, Bell 206L-1, Bell 206L-3, and Bell 206L-4 helicopter models. The Radar Altimeter Mount Kit provides two flat mounting locations for installation of… Read more »

Source: Aeronautical Accessories, 06-Nov-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam to add base at Ironton

Air Evac Lifeteam to add base at Ironton

Residents in Lawrence County, Ohio will soon have an air ambulance helicopter to call their own. (see full story)

Source: WSAZ, 15-Oct-12

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Concorde Battery announces certified replacement battery for LongRanger

Concorde Battery announces certified replacement battery for LongRanger

Concorde Battery is pleased to announce certification of the higher capacity RG-224 for the Bell LongRanger.  Concorde’s sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®), absorbed glass mat (AGM) RG-224 is a 24Ah battery designed for improved performance and longer life in demanding applications. Many users are getting superior performance with the current 17Ah RG-222 however, the… Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 19-Sep-12

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SAM, Inc. adds LongRanger for Airborne LiDAR

SAM, Inc. adds LongRanger for Airborne LiDAR

Surveying And Mapping, Inc. has entered into an agreement with Corporate Aircraft Solutions, LLC, also know as Oasis Services, for the exclusive use of a rotary wing aircraft as a platform for airborne LiDAR deployment. The aircraft, a Bell 206L-1 helicopter, is based near SAM, Inc. headquarters in Austin, Texas and will allow the company… Read more »

Source: SAM, Inc, 13-Sep-12

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08-Jul-12 G-LVDC Bell 206L Silverstone, UK

Industry source tell us that a force landing was made, and during flare the main blades clipped the stabliser end-plates.  Damage pointed out by refueller when next uploading fuel, and pilot continued a further one or two more legs.  Date needs confirming

08-Jul-12

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Helijet launches Vancouver sightseeing tours with LongRanger

Helijet launches Vancouver sightseeing tours with LongRanger

Helijet, based in Vancouver and best known for their scheduled services with Sikorsky S76s, has recently launched sightseeing tours of the British Columbia city with a Bell LongRanger.  Three tours are available, 10, 20 or 30 minutes in length:- From Vancouver Harbour Heliport, fly along the tree‐lined coast of Stanley Park to English Bay, before… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 27-Jun-12

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Air Evac Lifeteam to open new HQ in Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam to open new HQ in Missouri

Air Evac Lifeteam, a leading provider of air medical transportation to rural communities, today announced a major expansion of its facilities that will enhance the Company’s ability to deliver air medical transportation services throughout the country, and position it for future growth. The facilities expansion includes opening a new headquarters building in O’Fallon, Missouri, nearby St…. Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 14-Jun-12

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Pilot dies in PHi LongRanger accident in Gulf of Mexico

Pilot dies in PHi LongRanger accident in Gulf of Mexico

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-May-12

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28-May-12 N7077F Bell 206L Gulf of Mexico (1F)

PHi LongRanger down in GOM.  Sole occupant pilot lost his life – body found and recovered four hours after accident.  Helicopter completely submerged.  Pilot later named as Arturo Lebron

28-May-12

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Dart announces FAA/EASA certification for B206 screw-in Windshield Kit for Bell 206

Dart announces FAA/EASA certification for B206 screw-in Windshield Kit for Bell 206

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce FAA & EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) new Screw-in Windshield Modification Kit for Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 model aircraft. Transport Canada approval has been previously received. The new DAS Screw-in Windshield Modification Kit allows the operator to replace the existing OEM windshield retainers with quick change out… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 21-May-12

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Cadorath announces 41 Bell repairs

Cadorath announces 41 Bell repairs

Cadorath Aerospace announces it’s development of new Bell Helicopter repairs in the 1st half of May 2012. The Cadorath design and engineering department continues to develop approved repairs for the Bell Helicopter line nearing close to a total of 800 repairs now available. Cadorath Aerospace recently engineered a long list of new repairs on the… Read more »

Source: Cadorath Aerospace, 16-May-12

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EASA approves Van Horn composite blades for B206

EASA approves Van Horn composite blades for B206

Rotor blade manufacturer Van Horn Aviation (VHA) recently received a Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for VHA’s 206B/L series composite tail rotor blade. “Operators on five continents are already experiencing the benefits of flying VHA tail rotor blades, including reduced pedal forces and greater tail rotor authority at high… Read more »

Source: Van Horn Aviation, 08-May-12

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Sweden’s second oldest operator Lapplandsflyg closes its business

Sweden’s second oldest operator Lapplandsflyg closes its business

Sweden’s oldest active helicopter company, Lapplandsflyg, has decided to retire. The flight operations will be terminated this summer, and its business will be permanently closed. The shut-down includes the summer bases in Kvikkjokk and Hemavan/Ammarnäs, together with the shuttle routes between Hemavan-Ammarnäs and Ritsem-Staloluokta-Kvikkjokk as well. The routes will be inherited by other companies and… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 27-Apr-12

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Gold Coast police helicopter now state-funded and permanent

Gold Coast police helicopter now state-funded and permanent

Ed: Background to this press release is that Queensland has recently gone through elections, and the incoming administration have fulfilled a manifesto pledge by taking this action Police Minister Jack Dempsey has secured South East Queensland’s police helicopter. The Gold Coast-based police helicopter, which was originally funded by the Gold Coast City Council, will now… Read more »

Source: Queensland Government, 23-Apr-12

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Guatemala – LongRanger down, four injured

Guatemala – LongRanger down, four injured

This news item is part of the accident data provided by HeliHub.com on this site.  Information provided in this update may potentially be incomplete or inaccurate as we frequently post these stories only a very short time after the accident has occurred.  Users of HeliHub.com are advised to carry out their own checks and searches,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-12

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STC for Rebtech’s Medical Infusion Pump Mount in Bell 206/407

STC for Rebtech’s Medical Infusion Pump Mount in Bell 206/407

As part of an ongoing expansion of product offerings, REB Technologies, Inc. (REBTECH) has received an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the installation of an intravenous (IV) medical pump mounting system.  The mount can accommodate up to three SPACE Infusion Pumps manufactured by the global medical products company, B. Braun Medical, Inc., and applies… Read more »

Source: Rebtech, 16-Apr-12

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Cadorath develops new Bell helicopter repairs

Cadorath develops new Bell helicopter repairs

Cadorath Aerospace announces its development of 12 new Bell Helicopter repairs in March 2012. The Cadorath design and engineering department has developed approved repairs for the Bell Helicopter line to now include over 700 repairs. Cadorath Aerospace recently engineered repairs on the Bell Helicopter’s 206A, 206B, 206L, 206L-1, 206L-3 and 206L-4 rework lines says Cadorath… Read more »

Source: Cadorath Aerospace, 13-Apr-12

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New Ohio base is 107th for Air Evac Lifeteam

New Ohio base is 107th for Air Evac Lifeteam

Air Evac Lifeteam, an independently-owned air ambulance provider serving rural America, has opened a new base in Licking County. Air Evac Lifeteam crews provide on-the-scene medical care and rapid medical transport, as well as transfers between medical facilities, and the new base will serve the community of Cambridge. The base opened on March 15 and… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 11-Apr-12

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Lightweight Dart bearpaws certified for B206L, B407 and B429

Lightweight Dart bearpaws certified for B206L, B407 and B429

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA, and EASA approval (Brazilian & Japanese approval for 206L and 407 Series) of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Lightweight Bearpaws for Bell 206L and 407 Series and 429 aircraft. DART has developed a new lightweight UHMW Bearpaw that has a larger footprint for additional support… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 13-Mar-12

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Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

Aero Products: Mapping Future Through Customer Experience

Despite the continued economic downturn, Aero Products Component Services, Inc. decided to meet the challenge head on by combining capital investments and customer journey mapping to enrich their customer’s experience. “It makes sense to acknowledge the current economic situation”, said Ted Johnson, President of Aero Products. “We understand that times are tough and people are… Read more »

Source: Aero Products, 01-Mar-12

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Politician commits to full-time Queensland Police helicopter, subject to election

Politician commits to full-time Queensland Police helicopter, subject to election

A new Labor Government will invest $7.5 million over the next three years to provide a permanent police helicopter for the Gold Coast. Premier Anna Bligh said the trial of a police helicopter currently underway on the coast had proven the use of the aircraft was beneficial to fighting crime in the area. “In July… Read more »

Source: Queensland Labor, 27-Feb-12

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Concorde announces higher capacity battery for Bell LongRanger

Concorde announces higher capacity battery for Bell LongRanger

Concorde Battery is pleased to announce certification of the higher capacity RG-224 for the Bell LongRanger. Concorde’s sealed lead acid recombinant gas (RG®), absorbed glass mat (AGM) RG-224 is a 24Ah battery designed for improved performance and longer life in demanding applications. Many users are getting superior performance with the current 17Ah RG-222 however, the… Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 20-Feb-12

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FAA, EASA approves Dart Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/407

FAA, EASA approves Dart Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for the Bell 206L/407

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada, FAA & EASA approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ for Bell 206L/L1/L3/L4 and 407 series of aircraft. The Quick Release Heli-Access-Stepâ„¢ installs easily to existing Quick Release Heli-Utility-Basketâ„¢ mounts.  The step can be quickly mounted by one person without the use of tools… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 13-Feb-12

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Dart announces TC approval for screw-in windshield Kit for Bell 206 series

Dart announces TC approval for screw-in windshield Kit for Bell 206 series

DART Helicopter Services (DHS) is pleased to announce Transport Canada approval of DART Aerospace Ltd.’s (DAS) new Screw-in Windshield Kit for Bell 206A/B/L/L1/L3/L4 model aircraft. FAA and EASA approvals are currently pending. The New DAS Screw-in Windshield Modification Kit allows the operator to replace the existing OEM windshield retainers with quick change out retainers.  While… Read more »

Source: DART Helicopter Services, 12-Feb-12

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Bell announces new 206 TT Strap with calendar life extension

Bell announces new 206 TT Strap with calendar life extension

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today it has approved a new tension torsion (TT) strap for the Bell 206 series of helicopters. Bell Helicopter, in collaboration with its long term supplier partner LORD Corporation, has developed a new TT strap with a calendar life of 36 months with anticipated calendar life… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Feb-12

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