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Merlin Technology awarded patent for Rotorcraft autopilot and methods

Merlin Technology awarded patent for Rotorcraft autopilot and methods

A helicopter autopilot system includes an inner loop for attitude hold for the flight of the helicopter including a given level of redundancy applied to the inner loop. An outer loop is configured for providing a navigation function with respect to the flight of the helicopter including a different level of redundancy than the inner loop. An actuator provides a braking… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 22-Sep-17

Airbus awarded patent for Rotor drive system

Airbus awarded patent for Rotor drive system

A rotor drive for a tail rotor of a helicopter is provided. The system includes a stator and a rotor mounted to the stator with a rotatable central carrier. Rotor blades are radially attached to the rotatable central carrier and each of the rotor blades is pivotable about their respective radial central axis for variation of blade… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 22-Sep-17

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Aviation Professional Services Liability Insurance by Global

Aviation Professional Services Liability Insurance by Global

Global Aerospace, a leading provider of aerospace insurance, announces the introduction of Aviation Professional Services Liability insurance for the aerospace industry. The coverage will be available to aerospace contractors, aircraft maintenance providers, auditors and engineers, among others. The Global Aerospace Aviation Professional Services Liability policy will provide the industry with coverage for financial loss and… Read more »

Source: Global Aerospace, 22-Sep-17

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to carry blood

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to carry blood

After months of preparation and training, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance is now carrying blood on board our Ambucopter, enabling our crew to undertake on-site blood transfusions for the very first time. This will significantly enhance the pre-hospital critical care that our crew can offer at the scene of incidents or accidents, giving patients… Read more »

Source: Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance, 22-Sep-17

Bristow To Present At The 2017 Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow To Present At The 2017 Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it will be presenting at the 2017 Johnson Rice Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans on September 25 – 27, 2017. Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, September 27, at 8:30 a.m. Central Time (9:30 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Sep-17

11 year North Sea windfarm contract placed for UK-based AW139 and AW169s

11 year North Sea windfarm contract placed for UK-based AW139 and AW169s

CHC Group has signed a contract with DONG Energy to provide aviation services for the first phase of DONG Energy’s Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm. Hornsea Project One will be the biggest windfarm in the world, capable of supplying clean electricity to well over one million homes. It will be built 120km off the… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Sep-17

Life Link III medical director wins national award

Life Link III medical director wins national award

Life Link III announced today that R.J. Frascone, MD, FACEP, has been named Medical Director of the Year by Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA). This national honor recognizes a medical director who has demonstrated exceptional personal involvement in a flight program and is considered to be an invaluable part of the air medical flight program’s… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 22-Sep-17

Helitech International Insight Seminar Speaker line-up revealed

Helitech International Insight Seminar Speaker line-up revealed

The global rotorcraft industry continues to face challenges, with economic uncertainty and the recovering oil and gas industry leading to cautious optimism among operators. To help businesses plan for the future, Helitech International returns at the beginning of October with a series of Insight Seminars that will shine a light on developments within key market… Read more »

Source: Helitech International, 21-Sep-17

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Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters

Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the delivery of two Bell 505 Jet Ranger Xs to Eagle Copters South America headquartered in Santiago. The aircraft will be used for corporate transportation. “We are excited to announce the first two of nine Bell 505s have been delivered to our friends at Eagle Copters… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 21-Sep-17

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​Plans Finalized for WAI Girls in Aviation Day

​Plans Finalized for WAI Girls in Aviation Day

Women in Aviation International’s network of more than 110 chapters will be joined on Saturday, September 23, 2017, by some WAI corporate members to produce Girls in Aviation Day events. Celebrated worldwide, Girls in Aviation Day is designed to introduce and educate girls up to 17 years of age on the many career choices and… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 21-Sep-17

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REACH to place new H125 in Montana

REACH to place new H125 in Montana

REACH Air Medical Services (REACH), will place a new type of helicopter in the region, an Airbus H125 helicopter. The new model was purchased by REACH specifically for service in Montana because of its high-reliability rates, high-altitude performance capabilities, and safety features. The new aircraft is specially outfitted for use in the air medical environment… Read more »

Source: REACH Air Medical Services, 21-Sep-17

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Bristow Norway wins five year contracts for two S92s

Bristow Norway wins five year contracts for two S92s

Bristow Norway today announced that it has secured a multi-year contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change and search and rescue (SAR) services to support Eni Norge and Statoil in the Barents Sea. The five-year deal, which is a renewal of an existing contract, includes options to extend by three years, and will commence September… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 21-Sep-17

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tunnelton Helipad

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tunnelton Helipad

Tunnelton’s new helipad was opened this past weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 50 by 50 foot concrete helipad was made possible by the donations of the community. The project in total came to $14,680, reports The Preston County News and Journal. Tadd Rankin, president of the Tunnelton Community Ambulance Service, donated his… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Helimission Approved to provide Services in Himachal Pradesh

Helimission Approved to provide Services in Himachal Pradesh

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given the Swiss foundation Helimission permission to provide air ambulance services in Himachal Pradesh. The Himachal Pradesh government and Helimission are currently working on a Memorandum of Understanding, reports The Times of India. They will provide search and rescue missions as well as relief in the event… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Rapides Regional Medical Centre awaits FAA Helipad Approval

Rapides Regional Medical Centre awaits FAA Helipad Approval

Rapides Regional Medical Centre had to build a larger helipad, as well as moving the location to above the emergency department. The new helipad is 65 feet by 65 feet and has an elevator that leads straight down to the ER. Rapides Regional Medical Centre is now awaiting FAA approval before they are able to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is celebrating the first year of operations for its Stavanger, Norway-based Forward Stocking Location (FSL). The Stavanger FSL supports the largest S-92 helicopter operating region in the world and provides quick access to materials and parts. The event was attended by the Mayor of Sola, Mr. Ole Ueland, Sikorsky’s commercial… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Sep-17

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Blue Hawaiian partners with ranch for new tour

Blue Hawaiian partners with ranch for new tour

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters is proud to announce their partnership with Piiholo Ranch Maui and offer guests the Heli Ranch Experience, an opportunity that combines a private helicopter tour and horseback ride for the ultimate upcountry Maui adventure. “Partnering with Piiholo Ranch Maui allows us to offer our guests a unique air and land adventure,” said… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 20-Sep-17

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Alberta hospital helipad vandalised

Alberta hospital helipad vandalised

Elk Point Hospital’s helipad was recently vandalised. Police are currently searching for the culprits who broke ten aviation lights and three helicopter lenses. They also left behind a plant in the middle of the helipad, reports Edmonton Journal. Such vandalism is dangerous as the extra minutes spent for the helicopter trying to land in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17

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Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County commissioners recently had a unanimous vote to spend $34 million on their helicopter fleet. They decided on selling their UH-1 Huey and replacing their two 2005 model EC145 helicopters and one 2009 model EC145 helicopters. They hope that their new helicopters will help modernize their fleet, reports My Statesman.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17

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Thai Aviation Services picks Skytrac for S76D and S92 fleet

Thai Aviation Services picks Skytrac for S76D and S92 fleet

Thai Aviation Services (TAS) has selected SKYTRAC Systems for consolidated flight exceedance alerts, EFB document automation, automated flight following and air-to-ground voice communication. The Thai Aviation Services fleet of S76D and S92 helicopters will be fitted with SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A hardware – a multifunctional data acquisition unit and transceiver with advanced onboard processing and server capabilities…. Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 19-Sep-17

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance achieves NVIS status

Yorkshire Air Ambulance achieves NVIS status

Following a visit from their CAA Flight Operations Inspector, Paddy Connelly, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) were granted approval to extend their operational hours into darkness earlier last week, bringing further benefits to the people of Yorkshire. The Charity, which operates two fully night capable Airbus H145 helicopters, will now be available to respond to… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 19-Sep-17

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Helicentre launches sixth year of Pilot Scholarships

Helicentre launches sixth year of Pilot Scholarships

With the deadline for this year’s Scholarship applications just two weeks away, we’re proud to announce our life-changing Helicopter Pilot Scholarship programme will run again, for the sixth year, in 2018. We will be awarding two full Scholarships: a Commercial Pilot (CPL(H)) Scholarship, with a value of £55k, and a Flight Instructor (FI(H)) Scholarship, worth… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 19-Sep-17

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RACQ LifeFlight builds new base at Archerfield

RACQ LifeFlight builds new base at Archerfield

LifeFlight, a world leader in aeromedical care, is building a new home for its Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopters and crews, at Archerfield Airport. The new purpose-built base is under construction with its two Brisbane-based RACQ LifeFlight Rescue AW139 helicopters and crews planning to move into the new base by the end of the year…. Read more »

Source: LifeFlight, 19-Sep-17

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Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo 2017

Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo 2017

Russian Helicopter holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) will showcase new helicopters for civil purposes at the international exhibition of the helicopter industry, China Helicopter Expo – 2017, which will be held from September 14 to 17 in Tianjin (China). The company’s display includes models of Mi-171A2 helicopter and light Ansat helicopter in multipurpose and business versions. This year,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Sep-17

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India approves Able Aerospace MRO solutions

India approves Able Aerospace MRO solutions

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has earned certification by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) of India to provide a wide spectrum of repair, overhaul and approved replacement parts support for rotor- and fixed-wing aircraft registered in India. For Able, this includes high-quality, cost-saving… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 19-Sep-17

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Helicopter crash in lake

Helicopter crash in lake

At 10:40 today Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a distress message about a helicopter (which later turned out to be a gyrocopter) that had crash in a lake just moments north of Åkersberg. The Search and Rescue helicopter based in Norrtälje was quickly at the scene and according to local newspaper the pilot, who was the sole… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Sep-17

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SAFE Structure designs industry first B429 maintenance stands

SAFE Structure designs industry first B429 maintenance stands

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully designed, engineered and manufactured the first of it’s kind B429 custom maintenance platforms, side stands, tail boom, and… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 15-Sep-17

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USHST Announces Second Group of Proposed Safety Enhancement

USHST Announces Second Group of Proposed Safety Enhancement

The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team has completed its comprehensive analysis of the root causes of fatal accidents and has developed 22 measurable safety enhancements aimed at reducing fatalities. The 22 safety enhancements can be grouped into four categories: Loss of Control                       Five safety enhancements Safety Management                Seven safety enhancements  (three still in development) Competency                            Six… Read more »

Source: USHST, 15-Sep-17

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SAFE Structure to build maintenance platforms for USCG MH-65s at CGAS Elizabeth City

SAFE Structure to build maintenance platforms for USCG MH-65s at CGAS Elizabeth City

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has been awarded the contract to design, engineer, and manufacture custom maintenance platforms for the United States Coast Guard’s fleet… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 15-Sep-17

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Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced the establishment of a Leasing Platform in the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP Area (“DFTP”) in China. Working in close collaboration with the highly experienced team at the Tianjin Free Trade Zone DFTP, the establishment of this Leasing Platform will allow Waypoint to… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Sep-17

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Bristow SAR Crew Receives Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award

Bristow SAR Crew Receives Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award

Bristow’s search and rescue (SAR) crew at Prestwick received the Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award in recognition of a recent life-saving mission in the North Atlantic. Sikorsky presented the award to Bristow UK SAR Project Manager Neil Ebberson on September 12, 2017, during the 2017 Defence and Security Equipment International exhibition. The Bristow crew members being… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 15-Sep-17

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30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

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

Source: AOAA, 14-Sep-17

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Midlands Air Ambulance Invests in RRV

Midlands Air Ambulance Invests in RRV

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has recently unveiled three new rapid response vehicles to support the lifesaving organisation’s operations across the region. As the charity covers the largest air ambulance operating area in England, it is imperative the expert aircrew can rely on the very best vehicles to swiftly reach, and subsequently treat those in critical… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 14-Sep-17

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Helitech organisers profile technical sessions

Helitech organisers profile technical sessions

Europe’s leading event for the rotorcraft community, Helitech International, has announced the industry’s foremost operators including Airbus Helicopters, Babcock International Group and Leonardo will present informative and engaging Technical Sessions as part of its 2017 conference programme. Visitors are invited to attend a dynamic agenda of seminars to learn from industry experts and discover the… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 14-Sep-17

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Airbus Helicopters showcases EMS capabilities at China Helicopter Expo 2017

Airbus Helicopters showcases EMS capabilities at China Helicopter Expo 2017

Airbus Helicopters will highlight its wide range of products and services at this year’s China Helicopter Exposition, from 14th to 17th September in Tianjin. The company will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in China. Visitors will be able to take a closer look on the Airbus Helicopters stand at China’s very… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Sep-17

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Leonardo puts helicopters on centre stage at DSEI 2017

Leonardo puts helicopters on centre stage at DSEI 2017

Leonardo will once again have a major presence at DSEI, which takes place at the ExCel Centre in London from 12 to 15 September (Stand n. S5-110). Having consolidated its companies in the UK, Leonardo is able to demonstrate a stronger position in this important domestic market, grow the business in and from the UK and invest in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Sep-17

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Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

The recently arrived Airbus AS 350 B3e (H-125) Helicopter on Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMS’ to join Altitude Air fleet has begun commercial operation from today. According to the officials from Altitude Air, the new chopper has successfully completed its first flight taking off from the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at around 10:15… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Sep-17

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Helicopter market expanding fast in Bangladesh

Helicopter market expanding fast in Bangladesh

The number of commercial helicopter flights has risen rapidly in Bangladesh. The civilian use of helicopters was limited in the past, with only occasions such as marriage ceremonies, political programmes, advertisements and film shootings. Now, more and more businessmen are using helicopters to travel. Certain tour operators now even offer helicopter flights at Tk17,000. They… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-17

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FAA approves PS Engineering PAC45 audio control system

FAA approves PS Engineering PAC45 audio control system

On Friday, August 4th PSEngineering received a highly anticipated TSOA letter from the FAA indicating hasaccepted and now allows authorization to manufacture the new PAC45 audio controlsystem. And 20 days later, the first full system was installed by CompleteAvionics. The PAC45 is the only FAA approved,DZUS mounted, audio controller designed specifically for business jets as… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 13-Sep-17

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Bell 407 operator LJ Aviation renews ACSF registration

Bell 407 operator LJ Aviation renews ACSF registration

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that L.J. Aviation, Latrobe, PA, has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. “We congratulate L.J. Aviation on renewing their status on the IAS Registry,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “They have once again demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement.” The… Read more »

Source: ACSF, 13-Sep-17

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Gemco sets up Robinson overhaul savings program

Gemco sets up Robinson overhaul savings program

Go Engine Management Company (Gemco) announced today the expansion of its popular line of piston-engine cost-stabilization products with the addition of a unique, new Helicopter Savings Overhaul Program. Designed to assist owners and operators meet the FAA mandatory 2200-hour airframe and engine overhaul requirement, which can exceed $250,000, the program provides many benefits including: A fixed, monthly tax-deductible expense… Read more »

Source: Gemco, 13-Sep-17

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UK – NPAS reports progress in securing new London base

UK – NPAS reports progress in securing new London base

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has for some time been reviewing options for an alternative future site to serve London and the South East of England. The need to find a new site has been driven by the leasing costs for the current NPAS London base at Lippitts Hill, Essex. Earlier this year, it… Read more »

Source: The National Police Air Service, 13-Sep-17

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HAI & HTOC Committee Meeting and Safety Seminar

HAI & HTOC Committee Meeting and Safety Seminar

Each fall, HAI and its Helicopter Tour Operators Committee (HTOC) team up to host their Committee Meeting and Safety Seminar. Our event draws tour operators from every major U.S. air-tour market, including Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and New York; Part 135 operators; and others who use this opportunity to meet with fellow members… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Sep-17

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Adopt-A-Copter launched by American Helicopter Museum

Adopt-A-Copter launched by American Helicopter Museum

The museum has an exciting new way to involve visitors, members, classrooms and more with our diverse helicopter collection. The program is entitled Adopt-A-Copter. The fun and informative Adopt-A-Copter, slated to launch in mid-September, aims to educate about helicopters and their contributions while offering people a chance to learn more about certain ships. Six of… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 13-Sep-17

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Sonoma County Sheriff gets sign off for new Bell 407GXP

Sonoma County Sheriff gets sign off for new Bell 407GXP

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has finally, after three years, gotten approval to purchase a new helicopter. The new Bell 407GXP will replace their current Bell 407 helicopter, Henry 1, which has been in service for 21 years. The new purchase will come to a cost of $5.1 million, reports Press Democrat.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo hopes that 2018 will be the year that they will be able to begin work on a rotary-wing unmanned air system (RWUAS). Should they begin next year, they hope to have the RWUAS available in the mid-2020s. A programme to develop the concepts of the RWUAS is already underway, reports Flight Global. Leonardo’s Yeovil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed

Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is today announcing the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world’s largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator. Luxaviation Helicopters will incorporate Starspeed’s fleet of 23 helicopters into… Read more »

12-Sep-17

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Two thirds of passengers unlikely to fly in H225 ever again

Two thirds of passengers unlikely to fly in H225 ever again

Airbus Helicopters has made the results of its survey available to operators and oil companies, but not officially to the press.  However, we have validated from a reliable source that 62% of respondents say they are most unlikely to, or will never, fly in the H225 again.  Airbus are trying to compare this to the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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Bristow St Athan SAR base marks 500th mission

Bristow St Athan SAR base marks 500th mission

The ST ATHAN HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter team has completed its 500th mission milestone since Bristow Helicopters commenced SAR operations on behalf of HM Coastguard in October 2015.  The base was one of the first purpose-built sites created as Bristow took responsibility for the UK SAR service, with each new base representing… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 12-Sep-17

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Able Aerospace announces Bell 429 component capabilities

Able Aerospace announces Bell 429 component capabilities

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of repair and overhaul services for the Bell 429, a helicopter with features that support the mission of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and related public service operators. “We pride ourselves on working at the speed of… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 12-Sep-17

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Russian Helicopters to begin certification tests of Ka-62 in 2018

Russian Helicopters to begin certification tests of Ka-62 in 2018

Russian Helicopters holding company plans to begin certification tests of the newest Ka-62 helicopter in 2018, which will last two years. After its completion the machine will be ready for bulk supplies. At the present moment, helicopter flight hardware has been produced on AAC “Progress”. The first machine already participated in factory tests in May… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 12-Sep-17

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Air Methods and Blue Cross Finalize Agreement

Air Methods and Blue Cross Finalize Agreement

Air Methods (NASDAQ:AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho, the leading health insurer in Idaho. The new agreement allows Blue Cross of Idaho members access to Air Methods’ life-saving emergency air medical services in Idaho. “No matter where our members… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 12-Sep-17

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ASU Obtains STC on Sikorsky S92A

ASU Obtains STC on Sikorsky S92A

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Sikorsky S-92A. The S-92A is widely used in offshore operations around the world and is known for its ability to transport large crews and heavy cargo to drilling platforms. ASU obtained the STC for a Bristow aircraft operating in the Gulf of Mexico…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 12-Sep-17

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Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter who had placed an order with Robinson Helicopter Company, USA on May, 2017 is nearing to take the delivery of brand new Turbine Robinson R66 Helicopter. As per the information from the officials, the R66 helicopter is expected to show up at Nepal by the third week of September. The Helicopter cargo will… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Sep-17

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Labinal awarded patent for helicopter turbine engine control system

Labinal awarded patent for helicopter turbine engine control system

An electrical control and power supply system for at least one helicopter motor/generator, the system including a first DC/AC converter selectively delivering AC electrical power to the at least one motor/generator, depending on respective positions of contactors of a connection matrix actuated from an electronic control circuit, the first DC/AC converter powered with DC by a DC… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 11-Sep-17

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UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

It’s now less than two weeks to go until the 16th September, when we’ll be over in Germany exhibiting with Pilot Careers Live at the Maritim ProArte Hotel in Berlin! We’re looking forward to meeting prospective trainee pilots from all over Europe and hope to be able to give an insight into the training and… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Sep-17

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Airbus H145M makes first flight with HForce weapon system

Airbus H145M makes first flight with HForce weapon system

At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-17

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LA County Fire Dept contracts for 4th and 5th Fire Hawks

LA County Fire Dept contracts for 4th and 5th Fire Hawks

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017. Compared to the S-70A model, the S-70i aircraft will feature wide… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Sep-17

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BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation is delighted to announce it has become the first helicopter pilot training organisation in the UK to receive the prestigious recognition of the British Accreditation Council (BAC). This accreditation enables Helicentre Aviation to sponsor international students from across the globe so they can acquire short term study visas for pilot training. The BAC… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 11-Sep-17

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Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport’s London Heli Shuttle service, operated by Castle Air, is announcing it has grown its fleet to six AgustaWestland AW109 Grands. Since its launch in December 2015, the London Heli Shuttle service has completed 2,500 helicopter transfers. At just six minutes, the heli shuttle affords passengers the fastest transfer to and from the… Read more »

Source: London Biggin Hill Airport, 11-Sep-17

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Helicopters of Russia completes repairs on Indonesian Mi-35P helicopters

Helicopters of Russia completes repairs on Indonesian Mi-35P helicopters

Specialists from Indonesia visited JSC “150 ARZ” holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of Rostekh State Corporation) for acceptance of two Mi-35P helicopters. The contract for the overhaul of the machines was signed in September 2016. In accordance with the terms of the contract, repairs were carried out on the basis of JSC “150 ARZ” from November… Read more »

Source: Helicopters of Russia, 11-Sep-17

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Helijet to install NVIS on British Columbia EMS S76C fleet

Helijet to install NVIS on British Columbia EMS S76C fleet

This winter, Helijet International Inc. and BC Ambulance Service will develop and install Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) into all three of its dedicated air ambulance helicopters. Helijet operates the specially-equipped Sikorsky S-76C+ medical helicopters on a 7/24 basis from its Vancouver International Airport and Prince Rupert/Seal Cove base facilities under long term contracts with… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 08-Sep-17

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AW101 is focus for Leonardo at MSPO 2017 in Poland

AW101 is focus for Leonardo at MSPO 2017 in Poland

From 5-8 September, Leonardo and its Polish subsidiary PZL-Świdnik are exhibiting at the 25th edition of the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Poland. As part of the selection of products and technologies on display at the exhibition, the Italian Air Force’s AW101 medium/heavy helicopter and the W-3PL Głuszec helicopter used by the Polish… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Sep-17

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NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day to Inspire Students

NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day to Inspire Students

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will once again host its popular annual Careers in Business Aviation Day on Thursday, Oct. 12 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, NV. Career Day, a free event for all registered students, faculty and chaperones, kicks off at 9 a.m., and will feature… Read more »

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Duke of Cambridge to open Aintree Hospital helipad

Duke of Cambridge to open Aintree Hospital helipad

Kensington Palace has announced that The Duke of Cambridge will visit Aintree University Hospital to formally open the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT) this month. The £35m facility, which took four years to construct, is one of the most modern emergency centres in the country. During his visit on Thursday 14th September The… Read more »

Source: Aintree Hospital, 08-Sep-17

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Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 08-Sep-17

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CHC commences H175 revenue operations

CHC commences H175 revenue operations

CHC Helicopter today celebrated the inaugural flight of CHC’s new Airbus H175 super-medium aircraft to the Ocean Patriot. “I am delighted to see the H175 officially take off for our European operation – the first of three in the CHC fleet– and to offer this new-generation aircraft to Shell, for whom we have provided aviation… Read more »

Source: CHC, 08-Sep-17

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Spectrum Aeromed to Debut Pivot System at China Helicopter Exhibition

Spectrum Aeromed to Debut Pivot System at China Helicopter Exhibition

Spectrum Aeromed announced that the company will exhibit at the China Helicopter Exhibition in Tianjin from September 14-17, 2017, for the first time. During the four days, Spectrum Aeromed will present its Pivot System at booth 1C609 in Hall 1. The Spectrum Aeromed air ambulance solution is flexible and quickly installed in a wide range… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 08-Sep-17

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CHC hit by fallout from Australian training scandal

CHC hit by fallout from Australian training scandal

After a national air safety audit, it was found out that TAFE SA did not assess their students to the correct standards. This means that numerous aircraft maintenance engineers working for CHC Helicopters have had parts of their licences suspended. While the Civil Aviation Safety Authority carries out an investigation, airlines are not approving or… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Sep-17

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Elite London adds more helicopter features at new 2018 UK venue

Elite London adds more helicopter features at new 2018 UK venue

London’s ‘Jet-set lifestyle’ event has moved to the UK’s leading General Aviation Air Park, Wycombe Air Park, located on the western edge of London in Buckinghamshire. The venue will offer greater opportunities to develop and expand the lifestyle event with a line up of additional experiences offered to visitors during 11th – 12th May. Some notable new experiences and… Read more »

Source: The Elite London, 07-Sep-17

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Vector Aerospace hosts Canada-Texas business roundtable

Vector Aerospace hosts Canada-Texas business roundtable

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, recently had the honour of hosting a Texas Trade Mission roundtable discussion at its Grapevine, TX, facility involving participants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, local businesses and media. The roundtable was part of a Canadian… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 07-Sep-17

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Bristow to present at 2017 Barclays Energy – Power Conference

Bristow to present at 2017 Barclays Energy – Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it will be presenting at the Barclays CEO Energy – Power Conference to be held in New York City on September 5 – 7, 2017. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Sep-17

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Rockwell Collins sold for $30 Billion

Rockwell Collins sold for $30 Billion

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) (“UTC”) and Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) (“Rockwell Collins”) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share, in cash and UTC stock. Rockwell Collins is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 07-Sep-17

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Open Applications

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Open Applications

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 scholarship season.  Sixteen scholarships will be awarded to deserving female aviators in 2018, setting the bar for the entire helicopter industry. Applications are due by October 1st. This year, scholarship sponsors include Airbus, Erickson Inc., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FlightSafety International Inc.,… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 07-Sep-17

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Waypoint Closes $87M Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Closes $87M Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a new US$87.5 million term loan facility led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and MUFG with further accordion capacity to upsize the transaction in the future. The company will use the proceeds to refinance aircraft from its… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 07-Sep-17

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