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Bell enters Southern African market

Bell enters Southern African market

This week, National Airways Corporation (NAC) celebrated the entry into market of Bell’s newest commercial aircraft, the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. Guests were invited to attend an exclusive unveiling event organized at the NAC Lanseria airport facility in South Africa showcasing a pair of Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters recently delivered to a couple, who are… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 21-Sep-18

NHV wins Belgian windfarm contract with H145

NHV wins Belgian windfarm contract with H145

The NHV Group announced a new contract with Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy to provide helicopter services in support of the Rentel Offshore Wind farm. The operations are expected to start in October 2018. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Ostend to the Rentel offshore wind farm located approximately 40 km from Ostend, in front… Read more »

Source: NHV, 20-Sep-18

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HAI Salute to Excellence Deadline Extended

HAI Salute to Excellence Deadline Extended

Nominate for HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards – Deadline Extended to Oct. 15 Within vertical aviation are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-Sep-18

Cal Fire Crew Awarded for Dangerous Rescue

Cal Fire Crew Awarded for Dangerous Rescue

David Rodriguez, Donald Kowalski, Nathan Carrion and George Karcher, a crew from Cal Fire have been awarded with the California State Firefighters Association’s Medal of Valor. This was after they performed a dangerous rescue on September 6, rescuing a badly hurt climber who was stuck, upside down, 2,682m off the ground on Mount San Jacinto,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-18

Russian Helicopters to display at Africa Aerospace and Defense 2018

Russian Helicopters to display at  Africa Aerospace and Defense 2018

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) shall participate in the international expo of defense & aerospace industry and security technologies Africa Aerospace and Defense 2018 which is to take place from 19 to 23 September in Pretoria (Republic of South Africa). At the forthcoming exhibition the Holding’s specialists shall describe the unique capabilities of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Sep-18

Ramm Aerospace AS350 heater line kits TCCA and FAA approved

Ramm Aerospace AS350 heater line kits TCCA and FAA approved

RAMM Aerospace is pleased to offer a TCCA and FAA approved Replacement AS350 Heater Line Kit with several unique features. The RAMM Aerospace Replacement AS350 Stainless Steel Heater Line Kit was developed with an operator that saw a need in the industry for a replacement kit that reduced maintenance costs and aircraft downtime. “The majority… Read more »

Source: RAMM Aerospace, 19-Sep-18

Gozo hospital helicopter inquiry finds no fault

Gozo hospital helicopter inquiry finds no fault

The Gozo General Hospital’s helicopter was under scrutiny after the death of a heart patient. Allegations were made that the helicopter was faulty, and the elderly patient could not be transferred to Malta due to this. An inquiry into this revealed that “No difficulties were encountered during the transfer of the patient from GGH to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Sep-18

Northrop began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout

Northrop began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently began flight tests for MQ-8C Fire Scout aircraft  produced in Moss Point at the Trent Lott International Airport, a major milestone for the company and the region’s aerospace economy. Northrop Grumman’s Moss Point facility is key to producing and testing the MQ-8C Fire Scout, the U.S. Navy’s newest autonomous… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 18-Sep-18

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CHC Australia Awarded New Helicopter Services Contract

CHC Australia Awarded New Helicopter Services Contract

CHC Helicopter has been awarded a ground-breaking helicopter services contract by Woodside and other operators in the North West Shelf and North West Cape regions, providing passenger transfer flights, medical evacuation and search and rescue services for four customers from bases in Australia’s Pilbara region. The contract will commence in July 2019 and will provide… Read more »

Source: CHC, 18-Sep-18

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Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro delivers H135 to Washington Hospital Center

Metro Aviation recently delivered an H135 to Washington Hospital Center’s MedSTAR Transport program. The hospital partnered with Metro Aviation to customize the aircraft at Metro’s completion center in Shreveport, La. The H135 features a standard medical interior including various specialty add-ons including a Cardiosave mount for hemodynamic support and Outerlink’s IRIS – a system for… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-18

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First Flight turns 30

First Flight turns 30

In 1988, Ronald Reagan was President, shuttle Discovery led the space program back into flight nearly three years after the Challenger disaster, and, on the local front, Brevard County’s first and only air ambulance program debuted. This year marks 30 years of Health First’s First Flight — the Integrated Delivery Network’s (IDN) mobile medical unit… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Sep-18

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Helicopter ambulance service soon in Tamil Nadu

Helicopter ambulance service soon in Tamil Nadu

During the Tracheal Reconstruction, Heart and Lung Transplant Surgeries workshop, Health Secretary J. Radhakrishnan said that they are planning on introducing helicopter ambulance services to the Tamil Nadu area. Specifically, to transport hearts to transplant centres that lack nearby airports, reports The Hindu.

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Sep-18

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Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50

Black Hawk marks 40 years service and prepares for another 50

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has kicked off its campaign marking the 40th anniversary of the Black Hawk helicopter, an iconic aircraft that is poised to continue to support military and search and rescue efforts around the world for decades to come with ongoing technology enhancements. Sikorsky launched the #MyBlackHawkStory social media campaign and is… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Sep-18

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CHC 14th Safety & Quality Summit Less than a Month Away

CHC 14th Safety & Quality Summit Less than a Month Away

In less than a month, delegates and speakers from across the aviation, safety, energy, insurance and legal will gather in Texas to discuss the latest in safety best practices and knowledge at the 14th CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Summit will take place October 2-4 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. More than 40… Read more »

Source: CHC, 17-Sep-18

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Leonardo performs TH-119 avionics power

Leonardo performs TH-119 avionics power

Leonardo announced another major milestone in the certification process of the TH-119 single engine helicopter with the first ‘power on’ of the new Genesys Aerosystems avionics. The all new avionics and cockpit allowing unique IFR operations is being integrated at Leonardo Philadelphia facility, home to the AW119 single engine final assembly line for the US… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 17-Sep-18

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Strategic Partnership Targets Global Robinson

Strategic Partnership Targets Global Robinson

Atlanta-based Rotorcorp LLC today announced its newly-formed strategic partnership with MAK Heliservices LLC based in Baton Rouge. Work performed as part of the joint venture will be delivered under the newly formed ‘Rotorcorp Helicopter Services LLC’, which received its official Service Center authorization from Robinson Helicopter Company in August 2018. Rotorcorp Helicopter Services will focus exclusively… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp Helicopter Services, 17-Sep-18

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PhilJets appoints new CEO to lead expansion

PhilJets appoints new CEO to lead expansion

PhilJets Group has appointed a new CEO in the person of Ms. Willyn Villarica. Thierry Tea, founder of the company, steps down from the CEO position and will assume the role of Chairman of the Board. Established in 2013, PhilJets has experienced rapid growth for the last 5 years under the management of Thierry Tea, growing… Read more »

Source: PhilJets, 14-Sep-18

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Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group wins STC approval for Bell 505 interior

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced multiple validations for the VIP MAGnificent interior in the Bell 505. The VIP interior for the Bell 505, branded as the MAGnificent, received its Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) validation with EASA, FAA and ANAC authorities this past week.  The STC is an optional upgrade to the existing Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 14-Sep-18

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Top-level appointments at Coptersafety

Top-level appointments at Coptersafety

Coptersafety has announced two new appointments. Juha Ahtola has been named Head of Quality and Safety and Mikko Kallio Head of Training and Development. The new appointments are effective immediately. Both Ahtola and Kallio will report to Mikko Dahlman, CEO, Coptersafety. ENHANCING THE SAFETY OF HELICOPTER OPERATIONS WORLDWIDE In his new position as Head of… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 14-Sep-18

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Era Group and Bel Air Aviation enter teaming agreement

Era Group and Bel Air Aviation enter teaming agreement

Era Group and Bel Air Aviation have entered into a teaming agreement. This new agreement means that the helicopter services offered by both companies will be further strengthened through a close cooperation. As the biggest commercial operator of AgustaWestland helicopters worldwide, Era will add fleet and support to the cooperation while Bel Air Aviation will… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 14-Sep-18

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Avalex video equipment picked for WPD EC135 fleet upgrade

Avalex video equipment picked for WPD EC135 fleet upgrade

Babcock Aviation has selected a full suite of new-generation digital video equipment, including Avalex AVM4178Q 17-inch HD widescreen displays, Avalex AVC1816 Smart Video Management System and the Avalex AVR8414 HD DVR, as part of the fleet upgrade program for a fleet of five Airbus H135 helicopters operated by Western Power Distribution (WPD). This enables WPD… Read more »

Source: Avalex, 14-Sep-18

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ForeFlight Launches Trip Assistant Door-to-Door Flight And Fuel Stop Planner

ForeFlight Launches Trip Assistant Door-to-Door Flight And Fuel Stop Planner

ForeFlight, creator of the widely used ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, now offers customers Trip Assistant, a simple-to-use planning tool for anyone involved in mission planning that quickly computes door-to-door trip time. Trip Assistant is an enhancement to ForeFlight’s advanced web-based flight planning toolset. Trip Assistant computes total trip time, factoring in drive time, flight… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 14-Sep-18

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Strategic Partnership Targets Global Robinson Helicopter Overhaul Market

Strategic Partnership Targets Global Robinson Helicopter Overhaul Market

Atlanta-based Rotorcorp LLC announced its newly-formed strategic partnership with MAK Heliservices LLC based in Baton Rouge. Work performed as part of the joint venture will be delivered under the newly formed ‘Rotorcorp Helicopter Services LLC’, which received its official Service Center authorization from Robinson HelicopterCompany in August 2018. Rotorcorp Helicopter Services will focus exclusively on performing… Read more »

Source: Rotorcorp, 14-Sep-18

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Lack of Credit for Helicopter Market

Lack of Credit for Helicopter Market

Waypoint Leasing has had to look for help from financiers after breaching loan covenants. Waypoint has received finance from roughly 26 institutions, with many now closed for any new deals. They are currently restructuring, but even this will take time, reports Helicopter Investor. The oil downturn has affected the industry so badly that finding a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Sep-18

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Northrop Grumman details coverage at Defense Expo Korea 2018

Northrop Grumman details coverage at Defense Expo Korea 2018

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight its advanced global security capabilities at Defense Expo Korea 2018 (DX Korea), booth 8D-31, in Ilsanseo-gu, Republic of Korea (ROK), Sept. 12-16. Known for its integrated digital avionics mission equipment package and capabilities in autonomous systems, C4ISR and multi-generation fighter interoperability, Northrop Grumman will feature its world-leading technology… Read more »

Source: Northrop Grumman, 14-Sep-18

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DCAA Joins Dubai HeliShow 2018

DCAA Joins Dubai HeliShow 2018

The Dubai HeliShow 2018 will be held at the Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai South this year, from 6-8 November. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai will be the patron for the event. The event is supported by the Dubai… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-18

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Air Evac LifeTeam Sends Crews and Helicopters to help with Hurricane Florence

Air Evac LifeTeam Sends Crews and Helicopters to help with Hurricane Florence

Air Evac LifeTeam is responding to the call for help in communities that will be affected by Hurricane Florence. They will be sending 72 crew members with 12 helicopters for as long as need be. Once at their designated communities, the crews will be working under FEMA as well as state and local EMS agencies,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-18

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Russian Helicopters to start Exporting Ansat Helicopters

Russian Helicopters to start Exporting Ansat Helicopters

Russian Helicopters has joined with Rosaviatsiya to start exporting Ansat helicopters. They hope that once Rosaviatsiya validates the certifications, they will be able to start exporting in 2019. Rosaviatsiya has begun talks with Chinese authorities as well as Indian, Mexican, Columbian and Brazilian, reports TASS.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-18

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ÖAMTC Air Rescue – 4,497 rescues during the summer months

ÖAMTC Air Rescue – 4,497 rescues during the summer months

When it gets summer, the numbers of operations in the ÖAMTC air rescue are rising sharply. The most powerful ÖAMTC emergency helicopter between late June and early September (June 30 to September 9, 2018) was the Christophorus 9 stationed in Vienna. This helicopter was alerted to 410 missions in Vienna, Lower Austria and northern Burgenland.Missions… Read more »

Source: ÖAMTC, 13-Sep-18

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SkyRyse Launches as First US Technology-Enabled Air Mobility Service

SkyRyse has announced its launch as the first technology-enabled air mobility company to operate in the U.S. Built by aerospace experts from Boeing, SpaceX, Tesla, Uber, and the U.S. military, SkyRyse is on a mission to deliver fast, safe and affordable air transportation that is unbound by today’s transportation infrastructure. The company also announced it… Read more »

Source: SkyRyse, 13-Sep-18

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FAA approves Lord Corp B412 Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot

FAA approves Lord Corp B412 Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot

 LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Part Manufacturer Approval (PMA) for its enhanced Main Driveshaft Transmission Boot for Bell 412HP and 412EP helicopter platforms. Customers using PMA parts can reduce their aircraft-on-ground time and save 35 percent on maintenance costs over a… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 13-Sep-18

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NLR helps to make new KAI resistant to hazardous icing

NLR helps to make new KAI resistant to hazardous icing

Fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters have to be able to operate safely under all certificated conditions. Helicopters operate in situations where in-flight icing can occur, in which case it is necessary to prevent damage to, or performance degradation of components like the engine and rotor blades. The KUH-1 Surion transport helicopter manufactured by KAI recently obtained… Read more »

Source: NLR, 13-Sep-18

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Bristow Announces Organizational Changes

Bristow Announces Organizational Changes

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE:BRS) today announced organizational changes as part of continuous improvements to the company’s support services model. The changes build off the company’s success over the past 15 months to reduce costs and align the company’s structure with the market environment for offshore services. “We have been pursuing increases in revenue and more efficient… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 13-Sep-18

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UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2018

UK AAIB Bulletin – September 2018

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 13-Sep-18

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Nogales LifeLine 3 Closes Base

Nogales LifeLine 3 Closes Base

Arizona Lifeline 3 closed its base at the Carondelet Holy Cross Hospital after ten years of service. Program Director Ed Brouse has commented that the decision to close was due to numerous factor and has been ongoing for several years. The Nogales community will still be served by Lifenet 6, working from the Tubac Fire… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-18

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Waypoint Leasing to Discuss Loan Restructure

Waypoint Leasing to Discuss Loan Restructure

Waypoint Leasing is having to discuss with banks on loan restructuring. The oil downturn that began in 2014 has caused their three main shareholders; MSD Capital, Cartesian Capital and Soros Fund Management to all agree on withholding from investing more equity. Boutique investment Houlihan Lokey and law firm Weil Gotshal have been brought in to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-18

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Albuquerque Police look to replace EC120

Albuquerque Police look to replace EC120

City councillors of Albuquerque, Ken Sanchez and Trudy Jones, have joined together to ask their fellow councillors for the approval of a new helicopter for the Albuquerque Police Department. The department’s current EC120 is going on 17 years old and has issues operating at high altitudes. They have had to use it 44 times this year… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-18

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PHI extends cash tender offer

PHI extends cash tender offer

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced that it is further extending the expiration time of its previously-announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.25% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”) and its… Read more »

Source: PHI, 12-Sep-18

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President, Human Resources

Frédéric Henrion started his career in 1987 with Hoechst as HR assistant. In 1988, he joined Lyonnaise des eaux (today part of the Suez group) as an HR representative. Within the company he fulfilled roles such as HR Manager (1991) and Careers Director (1995), before moving to United Water’s North American subsidiary as HR Director… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 12-Sep-18

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PHi Shareholder Group calls for sale of Air Medical division

PHi Shareholder Group calls for sale of Air Medical division

A group of PHI, Inc. (NASDAQ: PHII, PHIIK) shareholders consisting of Alesia Asset Management and private investor Timothy Stabosz, who, combined, control 4.6% of the Company’s non-voting stock, announced the filing of a 13D amendment with the SEC and delivery of a follow up letter, dated September 6, 2018, to the PHI board.  In the… Read more »

Source: PHI, 12-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Collaborates with Danish Consulting Company BridgeIT

Sikorsky Collaborates with Danish Consulting Company BridgeIT

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: NYT), has chosen to collaborate with BridgeIT on a five-year industrial cooperation project to develop and deliver software to Sikorsky Field Service Representatives. BridgeIT will be working together with Sikorsky to deliver a modern mobile digital workplace solution to employees to support Sikorsky commercial helicopter customers around the world…. Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 12-Sep-18

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Aviapatrul orders two Ansat from Russian Helicopters

Aviapatrul orders two Ansat from Russian Helicopters

In the framework of the International Exhibition and Scientific Conference on Hydroaviation “Hydroaviasalon-2018” in Gelendzhik, an agreement was signed between PJSC “Kazan Helicopter Plant” Holding Russian Helicopters and Aviapatrul LLC on the purchase of two Ansat helicopters. It is planned that helicopters will be delivered in a universal version, and the place of their operation… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Sep-18

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HIOWAA mark National Air Ambulance Week 2018

HIOWAA mark National Air Ambulance Week 2018

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (HIOWAA) have marked the start of National Air Ambulance Week (NAAW) by announcing that they have been tasked to over 1,000 emergencies so far this year. The week shines the spotlight on the work of Air Ambulance charities across the country and celebrates the life-saving services they provide… Read more »

Source: Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, 11-Sep-18

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Coptersafety chooses Rockwell Collins

Coptersafety chooses Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by Coptersafety to provide three turnkey integrated Level D helicopter dome-based complete visual systems. The systems include multiple EP-8100® image generators, 4K ultra-high resolution, liquid crystal over silicon (LCoS) laser-illuminated projectors, a 240 degree by 80 degree motion-compatible dome display, night vision goggle capability and additional channels for camera systems, vertical reference… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 11-Sep-18

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Metro delivers EC145E to University of Utah

Metro delivers EC145E to University of Utah

Metro Aviation recently delivered the first EC145e from one of its largest commercial helicopter orders to the University of Utah Health AirMed program. Metro’s completion center, located in Shreveport, Louisiana, outfitted the lightweight helicopter with mission-specific gear tailored to hot environments, high altitude conditions and avalanche rescues.  Additionally, the aircraft features standard air ambulance equipment,… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 11-Sep-18

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Boeing and PGZ Partner for KRUK Attack Helicopter Program

Boeing and PGZ Partner for KRUK Attack Helicopter Program

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ) have signed an agreement to partner on a range of business opportunities for the AH-64 Apache in support of the KRUK Attack Helicopter Program. The AH-64 Apache is under consideration by the Government of Poland for its attack helicopter requirement. As part of this effort, Boeing and… Read more »

Source: PGZ, 11-Sep-18

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Aramco to acquire five Airbus H145s via Milestone

Aramco to acquire five Airbus H145s via Milestone

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GECAS company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, and Airbus Helicopters announced today they will provide five H145s to Aramco Overseas Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise. The five aircraft are sourced from Milestone’s orderbook with Airbus and are expected… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-18

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Donation to fund helipad at GWAAC new air base

Donation to fund helipad at GWAAC new air base

Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (GWAAC) today welcomed Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal to their air base. During the visit he met with representatives from GWAAC to find out more about their new air base, which is currently under construction in Almondsbury. The HELP Appeal is the only… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Sep-18

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Redmond Announces New Helipad

Redmond Announces New Helipad

Members of the community and Rome Floyd Chamber of Commerce joined Redmond Regional on Thursday, August 23 for a ribbon cutting celebration of the hospital’s new helipad. In addition to the new construction, Redmond also announced an agreement with AirLife Georgia to base a full-time helicopter and flight crew at the hospital. Redmond’s decision to… Read more »

Source: Redmond Regional Medical Center, 11-Sep-18

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T625 Multirole completes first flight

T625 Multirole completes first flight

T625 Multirole Helicopter of Turkish Aerospace Industries has successfully performed its first flight on 6th of September 2018, at its facilities in Ankara, Turkey. The first prototype of new generation, 6 tone, light intermediate, T625 Helicopter which is completely designed and developed by Turkish Aerospace, completed its maiden flight after several ground tests. During its… Read more »

Source: Turkish Aerospace Industries, 11-Sep-18

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Garmin acquires FltPlan.com

Garmin acquires FltPlan.com

Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN) today announced that it has acquired Flight Plan LLC (FltPlan), a privately held provider of electronic flight planning, scheduling, and trip support services, including the popular website FltPlan.com and mobile application FltPlan Go. FltPlan is one of the largest flight planning companies in the world, creating more than 6.3 million flight plans… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 11-Sep-18

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Hiratagakuen strengthens Japan’s aeromedical operations with Airbus fleet

Hiratagakuen strengthens Japan’s aeromedical operations with Airbus fleet

Kansai-based helicopter operator Hiaratagakuen has welcomed its second H145//BK117D-2, following the milestone delivery of its first unit in December 2017. Currently operating 14 H135s and one H145//BK117D-2, this new H145//BK117D-2 will join Hiratagakuen’s growing fleet to support emergency medical service (EMS) missions, and serves as a passenger and material transport. The first H145//BK117D-2 already entered… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-18

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Avialift Vladivostok orders Kamov Ka32

Avialift Vladivostok orders Kamov Ka32

Russian Helicopters and Avialift Vladivostok have signed a contract for the delivery of the medium-sized multipurpose Ka-32A11BC helicopter in cargo performance as part of the Gidroaviasalon-2018 international exhibition. The deputy director general of the holding “Russian Helicopters” on sales of civil helicopter equipment Dmitry Danilov and the general director of Avialift Vladivostok JSC Sergey Gutsaluk… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Sep-18

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Bell Awarded Patent for Tip Rib Mounted Pylon Assemblies

Bell Awarded Patent for Tip Rib Mounted Pylon Assemblies

A pedestal assembly receives a pylon assembly of a tiltrotor aircraft having an airframe including a fuselage and a wing. The pedestal assembly includes inboard and outboard tip ribs that extend above the wing and respectively define inboard and outboard slots. The pedestal assembly also includes inboard and outboard bearing cartridges. The inboard bearing cartridge… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 10-Sep-18

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Investment Firms Battle for Great Slave Helicopters Assets

Investment Firms Battle for Great Slave Helicopters Assets

Investment firms are currently fighting over the assets of Great Slave Helicopters. The company, a subsidiary of Discovery Air, was given creditor protection until 4 October 2018. The company has lost $13.7M in the last two years, reports CBC News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Sep-18

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Helicopter Valuations in Turbulent Times

Helicopter Valuations in Turbulent Times

The dangers and uncertainties of an unstable market are plentiful. Businesses struggle to find their footing and make all possible adjustments to survive the storm. We are seeing some recovery, but it’s no secret that the helicopter industry is still trying to cope with a depressed market. We’ve seen almost every possible situation play out… Read more »

Source: HeliValue$, 10-Sep-18

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HELP Appeal fund upgrade for helipad at Raigmore Hospital

HELP Appeal fund upgrade for helipad at Raigmore Hospital

With over 500 flights each year it’s quite common to see helicopters arriving and taking off from the helipad based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness and this much used facility is about to undergo an upgrade. The upgrade to the current landing site will allow the helipad to meet the increasing demands due to larger… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 10-Sep-18

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Garmin announces availability of software upgrades

Garmin announces availability of software upgrades

Garmin is pleased to announce the availability of multiple software upgrades and approvals across several products including the GTN 650/750 touchscreen navigators, the G500 TXi/G600 TXi and G500/G600 flight displays, as well as the GFC 600 & GFC 500 autopilots. Additionally, the G5 electronic flight instrument for certificated aircraft is approved for use as a standby instrument… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 10-Sep-18

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Air Methods and Anthem partner

Air Methods and Anthem partner

Air Methods, a global leader in emergency air medical services, and Anthem today announced that the companies are partnering to provide Anthem consumers with access to Air Methods’ emergency medical services as part of their in-network health coverage benefits. The new partnership covers consumers who are enrolled in Anthem affiliated health plans in Indiana, Kentucky,… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 10-Sep-18

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SEI BATT Baffling System Awarded US Patent

SEI BATT Baffling System Awarded US Patent

SEI Industries is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a US patent for the internal baffling systems within our flexible liquid transport tanks, including our Bulk Aviation Transport Tank (BATT). The BATT is constructed of two tanks: an outer tank, which provides secondary containment, secures the BATT to the aircraft, and protects the… Read more »

Source: SEI Industries, 10-Sep-18

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Bell and Teammates selected for NASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demo in 2020

Bell and Teammates selected for NASA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Demo in 2020

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a cooperative agreement with NASA for an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) flight demonstration in the National Airspace System (NAS) expected to be conducted in 2020. The cooperative agreement outlines the goal of progressing toward routine commercial UAS operations in the NAS. Bell and our collaborative teammates… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 10-Sep-18

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Tennessee Valley Authority Purchases MD530F

Tennessee Valley Authority Purchases MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new MD 530F by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The proven MD 530F, single-engine helicopter is configured to support powerline utility, inspections, and construction operations throughout TVA’s multi-state service area, as well as increase safety and reduce costs. This will be the third MDHI… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 10-Sep-18

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Whirly-Girls Opens 2019 Scholarship Season

Whirly-Girls Opens 2019 Scholarship Season

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2019 scholarship season. Deserving female aviators can apply for over $150,000 of helicopter flight training and educational scholarships. These scholarships advance the helicopter industry by strengthening the talent pool and increasing diversity. Applications are due October 15. This year, scholarship sponsors include… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 10-Sep-18

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Bell 505 lands in Africa

Bell 505 lands in Africa

With more than 100 Bell 505s already delivered around the world already being used for many different missions, the aircraft has now officially made it to Kenya. Earlier this month, Bell Independent Representative, Africair, delivered the first Bell 505 to KIDL Operations in Kenya, one of the fastest growing operators in East Africa specializing in executive transport. The… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 10-Sep-18

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Rotortrade partners with Indocopters

Rotortrade partners with Indocopters

Rotortrade and Indocopters (Vectra Group) announce the signing of a Network Partnership Agreement to offer nose to tail pre-owned helicopter sales, retrofit and support solutions in India. Rotortrade a leading international helicopter dealer and distributor with 6 offices around the world and Indocopters the largest specialist helicopter MRO provider in India based in Greater Noida… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 07-Sep-18

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Sale of 4 Patriot Fire Units from Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands

Sale of 4 Patriot Fire Units from Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Netherlands of four (4) Netherlands Patriot Fire Units for an estimated cost of $105 million.  The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale today. The Netherlands has requested Recapitalization (RECAP) of four (4)… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 07-Sep-18

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ForeFlight introduces Mobile Pre-Departure Clearance and Digital ATIS

ForeFlight introduces Mobile Pre-Departure Clearance and Digital ATIS

ForeFlight, creator of the widely used ForeFlight Mobile Integrated Flight App, now offers customers mobile Pre-Departure Clearance (PDC) and Digital Automated Terminal Information Service (D-ATIS). The PDC service, in partnership with Satcom Direct, automatically delivers, via text and email, departure clearance information at over 70 of the busiest airports in North America, simplifying operations and… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 07-Sep-18

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The future of GA – safer, simpler, more affordable

The future of GA – safer, simpler, more affordable

EASA’s Annual Safety Conference ‘A Vision for the Future of General Aviation’ (6-8 Nov 2018 in Vienna/Austria) on safer, simpler and more affordable flying introduces the new era of innovation and sharing of airspace, flights in General Aviation The conference will launch a new European GA strategy focusing on safer, simpler and more affordable flying,… Read more »

Source: EASA, 07-Sep-18

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Heli-Union announces new partnership

Heli-Union announces new partnership

On 29th-30th August 2018, Heli-Union and Bestfly held a demonstration show in Bestfly premises, located in Luanda Airport, Angola, gathering both the local authorities and Oil and Gas companies operating in the country. The participants showed great interests in this latest industrial revolution in Angola. The demonstration was with an aim to present the strong… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 07-Sep-18

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EAAA launch First Aid Training Programme

EAAA launch First Aid Training Programme

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) has today publically launched our new First Aid Training Programme. Our mission is simple, we want to save more lives and minimise the impact of trauma and medical emergencies in the future by forming the chain of survival and delivering first aid training to workplaces and community organisations across East… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 06-Sep-18

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CAAi launch new Risk-Based Oversight and Surveillance training course

CAAi launch new Risk-Based Oversight and Surveillance training course

The training arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA), CAA International (CAAi), has announced a brand new, two-day training course on risk-based oversight and surveillance. Risk-Based Oversight, or Performance-Based Regulation as it is commonly known in the UK, is an oversight system which compliments compliance-based auditing. A risk-based approach allows regulators to fully… Read more »

Source: CAAi, 06-Sep-18

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Helitech gives up on London – 2019 venue is Farnborough

Helitech gives up on London – 2019 venue is Farnborough

The organisers of Helitech have finally listened to what their customers want and moved the UK venue out of London to as location which will allow proper demo flights.  Way back on 21st September 2012, HeliHub.com announced that Helitech was to move from its Duxford location to an indoor exhibition centre in central London –… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-18

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RS Helicopter set to start H125 operations in Nepal

RS Helicopter set to start H125 operations in Nepal

R.S Helicopter Pvt. Ltd, a new operator in Nepal, was awarded License for operating Charter Helicopter services from Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) dated July 21st, 2018. According to the highly placed source, the helicopter company has been awarded License No. 161|075|76 from MoCTCA to operate 3 AS350B3e (H125) Helicopter with base outside… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 30-Aug-18

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Bristow Group To Present At The 2018 Barclays CEO Energy

Bristow Group To Present At The 2018 Barclays CEO Energy

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 4 – 6, 2018. Jonathan Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present on Wednesday, September 5, at 9:05 a.m. Eastern… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 30-Aug-18

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CHC Completes First Flight for Neptune Energy

CHC Completes First Flight for Neptune Energy

Earlier this month Neptune Energy and CHC Helicopter celebrated the inaugural flight from Norwich, with the H175 to the Cygnus A and Cygnus B installations in the Southern North Sea as part of a new 22-month contract with multiple extension options. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue our 17 year aviation partnership… Read more »

Source: CHC, 30-Aug-18

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