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Classic Air Medical adds Arizona base at Fort Mohave

Classic Air Medical adds Arizona base at Fort Mohave

Classic Air Medical has added the Valley View Medical Centre in Fort Mohave to one of its bases it serves. They will be using Valley View’s helipad, basing one of the flight crews there as well as a Bell 407 GX helicopter. This new partnership will ensure fast medical attention can be given to anyone… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Rocky Mountain Heliport Now Open

Transport Canada has finally received the green card to land at the new heliport at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. The town’s iconic water tower had to be demolished in order for Transport Canada to have a clear flight path. The STARS helicopter had to land at Rocky Mountain House airport with their patients… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

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FAA approves R66 hooks from Onboard Systems

FAA approves R66 hooks from Onboard Systems

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that its cargo hook kits with Surefire® release technology for the Robinson Helicopter R66 aircraft have been STC certified by the FAA. Onboard has also submitted these Surefire-enabled systems to Transport Canada for certification. The Surefire circuit requires a purposeful,… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 08-Aug-17

Aberdeen Avera Careflight Receives Golden Certification

Aberdeen Avera Careflight Receives Golden Certification

The Aberdeen Avera Careflight base is now known for having the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems Certification. This certificate is the golden standard accreditation in the air medical industry. They have had to increase training levels and the standard of equipment to receive the CAMTS certificate. The accreditation will expire in September 2018,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Aug-17

New Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Service

New Northern Ireland Air Ambulance Service

Northern Ireland now has a new helicopter ambulance, based in County Antrim. The service will be dependent on public donations, reports BBC, and will cost up to £2 million a year. It will be the first service in Northern Ireland to have a doctor and a paramedic on board. Doctors from around the world grouped… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-17

Plans approved for Bristow Aberdeen terminal extension

Plans approved for Bristow Aberdeen terminal extension

Bristow has recently been given permission by Aberdeen authorities to convert a warehouse into a new terminal. The existing terminal , which is adjacent to the airport, will be used only for helicopters then, reports Evening Express, and the new terminal will be for fixed-wing aircraft only. The separation of the two types of aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Aug-17

5th EDA HTIC completed

5th EDA HTIC completed

The European Defence Agency’s 5th Helicopter Tactics Instructors Course (HTIC), which ran over several weeks at Royal Air Force (RAF) base in Linton-on-Ouse (North Yorkshire, UK) and Arvidsjaur Airfield in Lapland (Sweden), was successfully completed in July. The course began in May with a four-week classroom phase, which included simulator exercises at Linton-on-Ouse, followed by… Read more »

Source: EDA, 07-Aug-17

Forecast for Global Helicopters Market Size to 2023

Forecast for Global Helicopters Market Size to 2023

The “Global Helicopters Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2023”report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.   Market Dynamics The global helicopter market is expected to witness a CAGR of 3.4% during 2017 – 2023. Ageing helicopter fleet, increasing usage of helicopters in disaster relief, and technological advancements are the major factors driving… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 07-Aug-17

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Helinet Expands Law Enforcement Capability

Helinet Expands Law Enforcement Capability

Helinet Aviation, a provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced today the acquisition of a Phoenix Ranger-LR unit for airborne applications. The company will be showcasing the device at the ALEA Expo in Reno, Nevada this week. Designed for the most advanced mapping, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) measures distances by illuminating targets with a high-precision laser and interpreting the results from the reflected light. The Phoenix Ranger-LR produces photorealistic 3D… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 07-Aug-17

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FAA certifies R66 Newscopter

FAA certifies R66 Newscopter

Robinson Helicopter Company received FAA certification for its R66 Turbine Newscopter. The turnkey ready R66 ENG (Electronic News Gathering) helicopter is the ideal solution for television news outlets wanting a reliable, economical, turbine powered helicopter with a state-of-the-art news broadcasting system. Powered by the Rolls Royce RR300 turbine engine, the four-place R66 Newscopter delivers greater… Read more »

Source: Robinson Helicopter Company, 07-Aug-17

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HAI President warns against two US threats

HAI President warns against two US threats

Each day, the HAI staff share a common focus: how do we help our members keep the rotors turning around the world? Our mission is to help you to maintain an operating environment that is safe, free of burdensome regulations and laws, operationally efficient, economically viable, and sustainable. A critical way HAI does this is… Read more »

Source: HAI, 07-Aug-17

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New Air BP aviation fuel depot for Essendon Airport

New Air BP aviation fuel depot for Essendon Airport

The commitment to future growth for aviation services at Essendon Airport has been strengthened with the construction and unveiling of a second aviation fuel depot at Essendon Fields. The facilities include two new CL17 17,000 litre fuel trucks that can deliver fuel to anywhere on the airport and a new aviation fuel depot, located on… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 07-Aug-17

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Thales delivers first full-flight simulator to CAAC

Thales delivers first full-flight simulator to CAAC

As part of its ever growing presence in the Chinese aerospace market, Thales has announced the Level D qualification of the very first EC135 full-flight simulator (FFS) by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The Thales Reality H EC135 helicopter simulator is housed in the aviation safety facilities, Haite Group’s flight training centre in… Read more »

Source: Thales, 07-Aug-17

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Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

Bristow adds offshore AW189 in UK – impacts SAR fleet too

Today, Bristow Helicopters is taking delivery of another AW189 from the Leonardo factory in Italy – serial 89002 and registered G-OENC. This will join the first two Bristow offshore AW189s G-OENA and G-OENB in the near future. The crew made a lunch stop at Clermont-Ferrand in France en route to the UK. The new aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Aug-17

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Era Group Announces Q2 2017 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q2 2017 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its second quarter 2017 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, August 9, 2017, to begin at 10:00… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 04-Aug-17

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CAMTS Awards Accreditation to 16 Medical Transport Services

CAMTS Awards Accreditation to 16 Medical Transport Services

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) proudly awarded new accreditation to three medical transport services and renewed accreditation to 13 additional services at the CAMTS July board meeting in Weehawken, New Jersey. Sky Nurses, a medical escort company of Delray Beach, Florida; Memorial MedFlight, a rotorwing emergency medical transport service of South… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 04-Aug-17

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Life Flight and PeaceHealth Oregon Renew Agreement

Life Flight and PeaceHealth Oregon Renew Agreement

Life Flight Network and PeaceHealth Oregon Network announced they renewed a First Call Agreement. The agreement improves patient care and operational efficiency for patients at hospitals in Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Florence, Oregon, who need ICU level medical transportation. PeaceHealth and Life Flight Network work collaboratively to move patients who require the highest level… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 04-Aug-17

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DART H145 Emergency Float System Gain FAA & EASA Approval

DART H145 Emergency Float System Gain FAA & EASA Approval

DART Aerospace has received FAA & EASA approvals for the redesigned H145 emergency float system. Now certified for Sea State 6, the float system boasts longer maintenance intervals, weight savings and is compatible with OEM fixed provisions. DART offers an exclusive patented float design with integrated liferafts.  The safety benefits of this system architecture compared… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 03-Aug-17

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Eddie Lane Appointed President of Heli-One

Eddie Lane Appointed President of Heli-One

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Eddie Lane has been appointed as its new President. Eddie had previously been acting as interim President since March of this year. Mr. Lane initially joined CHC Helicopter, Heli-One’s parent company, as the Finance Director for Norwegian operations… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 03-Aug-17

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Donaldson delivers first IBF for Bell 505

Donaldson delivers first IBF for Bell 505

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has delivered more than 30 dry media Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for factory installation on new Bell 505 Jet Ranger helicopters. The aircraft received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification in June. “Donaldson congratulates Bell Helicopter on bringing this exciting new aircraft to market,”… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 03-Aug-17

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Transport Canada approves Alpine Aerotech B206L exhaust duct repair

Transport Canada approves Alpine Aerotech B206L exhaust duct repair

ALPINE AEROTECH announced that they have officially acquired a Transport Canada Repair Design Approval (RDA) for their comprehensive 206L Exhaust Duct Repair. Through years of MRO experience, Alpine Aerotech is conscious of OEM component, repair and overhaul (CR&O) constraints, which has led them to develop a series of cost-effective repairs for exhaust components that were… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 03-Aug-17

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CHC takes delivery of first H175 aircraft

CHC takes delivery of first H175 aircraft

CHC Helicopter will today take delivery of its first H175 for use in offshore oil and gas operations. The aircraft has been delivered in full offshore passenger transport configuration, allowing CHC to begin training and adjustment from the operator’s base at Aberdeen, ahead of operational launch in August 2017. Based at CHC Helicopter’s site in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Aug-17

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AAMS Issues Statement Fully Supporting H.R. 3378

AAMS Issues Statement Fully Supporting H.R. 3378

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) fully supports bi-partisan legislation, H.R. 3378: Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act, introduced yesterday by Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN), Rep. Suzan Delbene (D-WA), Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), and Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA).  AAMS applauds Rep. Walorski, Rep. DelBene, Rep. Ruiz, and Rep. Johnson for their efforts to… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 03-Aug-17

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AAMS Supports GAO Report Recommendations

AAMS Supports GAO Report Recommendations

The Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) thanks the Government Accountability Office (GAO) for its efforts producing the report on air medical issues. The report, titled “Air Ambulance: Data Collection and Transparency Needed to Enhance DOT Oversight,” affirms that the Department of Transportation has the authority, under current law, to address industry data collection and… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 02-Aug-17

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Eagle Air Med Awarded Third Consecutive Medical Transport Accreditation

Eagle Air Med Awarded Third Consecutive Medical Transport Accreditation

NAAMTA is awarding transport accreditation to Eagle Air Med with their third consecutive Medical Transport accreditation. Eagle Air Med provides air medical transportation of patients from cities and rural/remote areas to hospitals with a higher-level of care in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, South Dakota, and Utah including American Indian and tribal communities. Eagle Air Med has… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 02-Aug-17

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Pawan Hans collaborates with University on aeronautics course

Pawan Hans collaborates with University on aeronautics course

In a first for a Central university, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI) will be offering a three-year B. Sc. (Aeronautics) degree in collaboration with the country’s national helicopter company, Pawan Hans Limited (PHL), a mini-Ratna Public Sector Undertaking. A Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) for the academic collaboration was signed today by Mr. A. P. Siddiqui, Registrar,… Read more »

Source: Jamia Millia Islamia University, 02-Aug-17

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Russian leasing company GTLK orders 30 helicopters

Russian leasing company GTLK orders 30 helicopters

Russian Helicopters (a part of Rostec State Corporation) and State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK) at MAKS 2017 signed the agreement for cooperation on the promotion of civil helicopters in the international market. The Director General of Russian Helicopters Andrey Boginsky and Director General of GTLK Sergey Hramagin affixed their signatures to this document. Under the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Aug-17

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Singapore based Apeiron Aviation sign for 25+ aircraft from Russian Helicopters

Singapore based Apeiron Aviation sign for 25+ aircraft from Russian Helicopters

United Helicopters – Hong Kong based authorized distributor of Russian Helicopters have signed 06.07.17 the dealership agreement with Singapore based Apeiron Aviation Private Limited. The company will become an official dealer of Russian-made helicopters.  The signed contract shall have provided the sales of at least 25 helicopters for 5 years period. These helicopters produced by the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Aug-17

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Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell

Caverton Helicopters completes payment of $55m AW139 Loan from Shell

Caverton Helicopters has officially paid off their loan of $55 million from Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC). The loan was in order for Caverton to purchase three AW139 helicopters. In 2010 Shell had awarded Caverton a five-year contract for facilitating helicopter services. It was the largest contract given by Shell to a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-17

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Kaman delivers first two K-Max helicopters from re-started production line

Kaman delivers first two K-Max helicopters from re-started production line

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) subsidiary Kaman Aerospace Corporation (Kaman) announced today that its launch customer Lectern Aviation Supplies Co., Ltd. of Hong Kong has formally accepted the first two production K-MAX® aircraft built on Kaman’s re-opened production line.  The aircraft are scheduled to be delivered to Guangdong Juxiang General Aviation Co. Ltd, in China, who will operate… Read more »

Source: Kaman Aerosystems, 01-Aug-17

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Continental Motors Group announces new Diesel helicopter engine

Continental Motors Group announces new Diesel helicopter engine

Continental Motors Group™, Ltd of Hong Kong, Alabama, USA and St. Egidien, Germany, announced that its family of Diesel engines is expanding with the CD-265 and CDR-285 engines. The CD-265 is intended for fix-winged applications while the CDR-285 is designed for rotary wing applications. As the other members of the CD-200 family, the CD-265 and… Read more »

Source: Continental Motors Group, 01-Aug-17

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MD takes MD6XX concept helicopter to ALEA Convention

MD takes MD6XX concept helicopter to ALEA Convention

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces its participation in the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Expo, July 26 – 28, 2017 at the Reno Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada. With a display anchored by the MD 6XX Concept Helicopter in a custom law-enforcement configuration, the MD Helicopters team will also celebrate new aircraft sales, the MDHI-exclusive FAA-approved E-to-F… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 01-Aug-17

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DLR makes rotor noise and vibration advances with Airbus Germany

DLR makes rotor noise and vibration advances with Airbus Germany

Under some operating conditions, rotors are the main source of noise produced by a helicopter. To reduce this noise and the simultaneous vibrations, the German Aerospace Centre (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR), together with Airbus Helicopters Deutschland, has tested active rotor control on a modern, five-blade rotor in a wind tunnel as part of… Read more »

Source: DLR, 01-Aug-17

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Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Canada approves Donaldson IBF for AS350 and EC130

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Transport Canada has certified its Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) for installation on Airbus AS350 B3, EC130 B4, and EC130 T2 helicopters. The IBFs keep contamination, including dirt, dust, salt and foreign objects, from degrading the performance and reliability of helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 01-Aug-17

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Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

Hospital Wing takes delivery of fourth H130

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new H130 to Hospital Wing, a Memphis, Tenn.-based nonprofit air medical transport service, which will join three H130s already in service. The acquisition is part of Hospital Wing’s long-term strategy to transition its entire fleet to this helicopter model. The nonprofit also currently operates three EC130B4s, which is an… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Jul-17

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Phoenix Ranger-LR at the ALEA Expo

Phoenix Ranger-LR at the ALEA Expo

Helinet Aviation, a provider of aviation technology solutions to the law enforcement and public safety markets, announced today the acquisition of a Phoenix Ranger-LR unit for airborne applications. The company will be showcasing the device at the ALEA Expo in Reno, Nevada this week. Designed for the most advanced mapping, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging)… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 31-Jul-17

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Mission’s Mama Team Christens New Helicopter

Mission’s Mama Team Christens New Helicopter

It is said that a group doesn’t necessarily constitute a team. At Mission Health, there are more than 12,000 of us who are far more than just a group of employees, we are a team, a family. We are people who strive together in various capacities in the common purpose of caring for the residents… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 31-Jul-17

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Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

Boeing to Modernize next-Generation Chinook

Boeing [NYSE:BA] will build and test three U.S. Army CH-47F Block II Chinook helicopters as part of a modernization effort that will likely bring another two decades of work to the company’s Philadelphia site. A recent $276 million Army contract will fund those helicopters, which will validate technology advancements that will increase the iconic helicopter’s… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 31-Jul-17

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10 refurbished Black Hawk to fight Australian fires

10 refurbished Black Hawk to fight Australian fires

In a ground-breaking new deal, Kaan Air Australia, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, and StarFlight Australia, have signed an agreement worth up to AUD $63 million to bring 10 Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters into Australia, with options for an additional 10 aircraft. In a world-first refurbishment program to be undertaken in Brisbane, the… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 31-Jul-17

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Helinet Aviation Acquires Airbus AS350 B2

Helinet Aviation Acquires Airbus AS350 B2

Helinet Aviation, one of the most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the purchase of an Airbus AS350 B2 for its ENG and Production groups. The aircraft has been specially outfitted by EuroTec, a leading helicopter sales and support company. Dedicated to the memory of Alan Purwin, the B2 features a digitized… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 31-Jul-17

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Lifeteam 68 Awarded Air Evac Regional Service Award

Lifeteam 68 Awarded Air Evac Regional Service Award

Wise County Lifeteam 68 was awarded the Air Evac Regional Service Award this year for their outstanding community outreach programmes. Lisa Ponce, Programme Director, has stated that they wish to be there for the community during the good times too, not just the bad. Some of the events they attend include school career days, awareness… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-17

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PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC performs facelift on Michigan State Police Huey

PAC International, a Metro Aviation Company, recently completed maintenance and exterior refurbishments on the first of two Bell UH1-H aircraft for the Michigan State Police. PAC utilized their state-of-the-art soft media blast booth to remove the majority of the aircraft’s original paint. “This aircraft had the original military CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) paint which… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jul-17

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AeroBrigham seals Deal to Represent Serastar

AeroBrigham seals Deal to Represent Serastar

Aircraft customizing, maintenance and support provider, AeroBrigham has announced the company will provide integration, distribution and support services for a revolutionary and cost-effective means to send encrypted video and audio from aerial platforms anywhere in the world.  Serastar Technologies Corporation’s Surveillance, Target Acquisition, Recon System (STARS) equipment allows streaming video in a compact ISR video transmission and recording… Read more »

Source: AeroBrigham, 28-Jul-17

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NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

NY Environmental Protection Police buy AW119Kx

Leonardo announced today that the AW119Kx helicopter has been selected by the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police for operations in support of water supply protection. Delivery of the aircraft is expected in 2018. As the largest single source water supply in the United States, the New York City water supply system is… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Jul-17

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Arista awarded 5 year IDIQ contract

Arista awarded 5 year IDIQ contract

Arista Aviation Services LLC has been awarded a five year IDIQ contract with a value of over $111,000,000 to perform UH-1 Programmed Depot Maintenance (PDM) by the U.S. Department of State, Office of Aviation. This is a follow on contract, and Arista Aviation is the current incumbent. The contract will allow for the accomplishment of… Read more »

Source: Arista Aviation Services, 28-Jul-17

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FAA Approval for Redbird Flight VTO Helicopter Trainer

FAA Approval for Redbird Flight VTO Helicopter Trainer

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the Redbird VTO full motion helicopter trainer as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). This approval will allow pilots to credit a portion of the time spent training in the VTO towards the aeronautical experience requirements for the pilot certificate or rating being sought. For example, private pilot applicants will… Read more »

Source: Redbird Flight, 28-Jul-17

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San Bernandino Sherriff Acquires H125

San Bernandino Sherriff  Acquires H125

San Bernandino County Sheriff’s Department in California has strengthened its public safety capabilities with the acquisition of two new Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the best-selling law enforcement helicopter in the country. Airbus Helicopters Inc. is exhibiting one of San Bernandino’s H125s at the 2017 Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) Annual Conference and Expo this week… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Jul-17

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Bell to work with PGZ on UH-1Y in addition to AH-1Z

Bell to work with PGZ on UH-1Y in addition to AH-1Z

 Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa (PGZ)  signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to cooperate on the UH-1Y. This signing is in addition to the LOI signed for the AH-1Z in 2016 – further expanding business relationships between Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa and Bell Helicopter. Based on this LOI, Polska Grupa… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Jul-17

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AeroBrigham to represent Swiss Rotor Solutions in US

AeroBrigham to represent Swiss Rotor Solutions in US

Helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul specialty company, AeroBrigham has announced the company will now represent Swiss Rotor Solutions as the exclusive North American distributor of the Max Pilot View Kit (MPVK) for the AS350 series helicopter. The MPVK will not only significantly improve pilot visibility but will also improve operational safety and decrease pilot fatigue… Read more »

Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions, 27-Jul-17

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Heli-One USA Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Heli-One USA Celebrates 10 Years of Service

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is proud to celebrate the 10- year anniversary of servicing Arriel engines at their American facility in Fort Collins, Colorado. As one of only three level 4 facilities in North America, Heli-One USA is qualified to perform full repair and overhaul on… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 26-Jul-17

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Eagle Australasia proud to help the local community

Eagle Australasia proud to help the local community

Eagle Australasia has been a proud sponsor of the Northern Region Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter for the past 5 years. Each year the community’s own Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is on standby 24 hours a day to help save lives across the Northern Rivers and beyond.  The Northern Region fleet carry out an… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 26-Jul-17

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Sikorsky sets up EMS championship in Poland with Black Hawks

Sikorsky sets up EMS championship in Poland with Black Hawks

19 crews from all over the country competed in the first Subcarpathian Regional Polish Championships in medical rescue. The main goals of the championships are the acquisition of professional experience, the consolidation of knowledge, exercises, the integration of the medical community, the exchange of experience. The three-day event was the first time in our region…. Read more »

Source: PZL Mielec, 26-Jul-17

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Robertson testing AS350 crash resistant fuel tank

Robertson testing AS350 crash resistant fuel tank

Robertson Fuel Systems (RFS), a HEICO Company, and Vector Aerospace have completed a major milestone toward Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 light single helicopter family. Following the successful completion of a 50-foot drop test that demonstrated the tank’s ability to withstand impact without any leakage,… Read more »

Source: Robertson Fuel Systems, 26-Jul-17

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Kaman announces date for FY2017Q2 earnings

Kaman announces date for FY2017Q2 earnings

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) announced today that it will report its second quarter 2017 results after the stock market closes on Monday, July 31, 2017, and host a live webcast and conference call at 8:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The call will be accessible by telephone within the U.S. at (844) 473-0975 and… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 26-Jul-17

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Garmin Pilot Adds Features for Android and Apple App

Garmin Pilot Adds Features for Android and Apple App

We’ve added several new enhancements and an expanded feature set for the Garmin Pilot application on Apple and Android mobile devices. New for Android, Garmin Pilot customers can now access synthetic vision (SVX), as well as pilot-configurable checklists within the app. Customers using Garmin Pilot on an Apple mobile device can take advantage of weight and… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 26-Jul-17

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Russian Helicopters sell 10 aircraft to China

Russian Helicopters sell 10 aircraft to China

Russian Helicopters and United Helicopters signed contracts on delivery of 10 helicopters to China Within the framework of the MAKS-2017 International Aerospace Show “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) concluded three contracts with United Helicopters International Group on supply of 10 helicopters to Chinese operators in 2017-2018. In particular, according to the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 26-Jul-17

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Airbus awarded patent for connection joint for attaching an airfoil blade to a helicopter’s bearingless main rotor

Airbus awarded patent for connection joint for attaching an airfoil blade to a helicopter’s bearingless main rotor

An airfoil blade (2) of a bearingless rotor of a helicopter. Said airfoil blade (2) has a pitch axis from a tip end to a root end and said root end is provided with junction means for a separable junction arrangement of said airfoil blade (2) with a flexbeam head (13), and a control cuff (4,… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 25-Jul-17

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Bristow returns two EC225s to leasing company

Bristow returns two EC225s to leasing company

The flight restrictions on the Super Puma EC225s was lifted earlier this month, after being grounded since the fatal crash last year that killed 13 people. The public has voiced their anger however. Unions have requested a public inquiry into the accidents involving the Super Pumas. They state that the workers are getting by with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-17

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NZ – Northland seeking to upgrade to two Sikorsky S76C from S76A models

NZ – Northland seeking to upgrade to two Sikorsky S76C from S76A models

The Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) is looking to loaning $10 million from the Northland Regional Council in order to replace their two rescue helicopters. The loan from the council will have better interest rates than any bank, ultimately saving them $200,000 a year, reports NZ Herald. They would have to pay the loan back… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-17

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CHC to add AW189 and H175 to fleet

CHC to add AW189 and H175 to fleet

Currenty in flight test at the Leonardo factory in Italy is an AW189 in full CHC livery.  However, it is not a brand new aircraft and we believe it may have been stored at the facility for over two years.  When seen in March 2015, serial 49022 was wearing the livery of Nigerian opertor Caverton… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jul-17

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Erlanger Health System adds 6th helicopter

Erlanger Health System adds 6th helicopter

The aircraft arrived at Erlanger Baroness Hospital Wednesday afternoon to be equipped for its inaugural medical flight set for August 15. The LIFE FORCE 6 helicopter will be based at Western Carolina Regional Airport in Andrews, North Carolina. The new aircraft is a H135 with Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). In mountainous regions, like where LIFE FORCE… Read more »

Source: Erlanger Health System, 25-Jul-17

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37 Wescam MX-15 systems sold for two foreign H725 orders

37 Wescam MX-15 systems sold for two foreign H725 orders

L3 Technologies (NYSE:LLL) announced today that its WESCAM division has received an order from Airbus Helicopters to provide 37 MX™-15 electro-optical and infrared (EO/IR) imaging systems for installation on multiple fleets of H225M Caracal helicopters. The systems will be installed in France before being delivered to two foreign governments for military deployment. “This order expands… Read more »

Source: L3 Technologies, 25-Jul-17

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Two Ansat and one Mi-171 ordered for EMS work at 2022 Winter Olympics

Two Ansat and one Mi-171 ordered for EMS work at 2022 Winter Olympics

United Helicopters International Group, the authorized distributor of Russian Helicopters holding in China has signed an agreement to supply 3 medical helicopters to Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center. Due to agreement signed on 17 July in Beijing, the Emergency Rescue Center, that is a subsidiary of Beijing Red Cross Foundation, will receive two Ansat helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Jul-17

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CHC names gala dinner speaker for Safety and Quality Summit

CHC names gala dinner speaker for Safety and Quality Summit

John Foley, former lead solo pilot for the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels, will join aviation and energy industry professionals as the featured speaker for the gala dinner at the 13th annual CHC Safety and Quality Summit later this year. The gala dinner, a highlight of the Summit, draws several hundred attendees each year. Mr. Foley… Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Jul-17

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Museum adds two hydrogen peroxide powered helicopters

Museum adds two hydrogen peroxide powered helicopters

Two unique helicopters, developed to use high grade hydrogen peroxide and a silver catalyst chemical reaction to create high pressure steam driving the rotor system, arrived at the Helicopter Museum on 19th July for restoration and display. The aircraft, a single seat Dragonfly DF.1 and two seat Atlas, had their origins in a 1950-60s US military… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 25-Jul-17

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Safran launches online technical publications service

Safran launches online technical publications service

Safran Helicopter Engines has launched a new online technical publications service for its entire engine range. Known as Web IETP (Interactive Electronic Technical Publications), the service is available 24/7 on all PCs and tablets, via iOS, Windows and Android device, through its Customer Portal (tools.safran-helicopter-engines.com). It has been developed to improve both access to technical… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 25-Jul-17

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Londons Air Ambulance appoints 11 medical consultants

Londons Air Ambulance appoints 11 medical consultants

London’s Air Ambulance charity and Barts Health NHS Trust have appointed 11 consultants to join the service.  This large investment to move to a consultant delivered service will ensure we are ready to deliver the future of advanced trauma care to London. We are continually innovating ways to prevent unnecessary deaths from trauma, and procedures… Read more »

Source: London’s Air Ambulance, 25-Jul-17

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AAMS announces new Board members

AAMS announces new Board members

As the Chair of the AAMS Nominations Committee, I’m pleased to announce that the election for the 2017 – 2019 term on the AAMS board has come to a close.  I would like to welcome and congratulate the following new and re-elected AAMS Board Members! Regions 1, 2, 6, 7, and 8 were up for… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 25-Jul-17

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Swiss Rotor Solutions takes AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit to ALEA 2017

Swiss Rotor Solutions takes AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit to ALEA 2017

Swiss Rotor Solutions Ltd, in cooperation with AeroBrigham LLC (booth #106) is presenting the MAXIMUM PILOT VIEW KIT (MPVK), the next generation safety and visibility solution for the Airbus H125 / AS350 helicopter family during the upcoming ALEA Convention in Reno NV. Visit AeroBrigham at booth #106 and preserve a technical briefing about the Maximum… Read more »

Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions, 25-Jul-17

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Russian leasing company GTLK orders 30 helicopters

Russian leasing company GTLK orders 30 helicopters

State Transport Leasing Corporation (GTLK) and Russian Helicopters have signed an contract at the MAKS 2017 exhibition for 30 helicopters. The deliveries include 12 Mi-8AMTs, 12 Kazan Helicopters Ansats and 6 Mi-8MTVs. They plan to use all of the aforementioned helicopters in the government’s plan to develop air ambulance services in 34 different regions, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jul-17

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Voom app – Uber for helicopters in Sao Paulo

Voom app – Uber for helicopters in Sao Paulo

A3, an outpost of Airbus in Brazil, has come out with a new transportation app, Voom. Using the same concept as Uber, one would be able to hail a helicopter flight by using a smartphone. Many know that the streets of Sao Paulo are heavily laden with traffic, and getting from A to B can… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jul-17

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Last Mi-8MTV-1 Delivery for SKOL

Last Mi-8MTV-1 Delivery for SKOL

Russia’s SKOL Airlines has recently received a delivery of two Mil Mi-8MTV-1 medium helicopters. Based in Surgut, SKOL will be using these crafts as both a passenger and cargo helicopter. The two helicopters marked the end of a 2016 contract. They now currently have a fleet of two Mi-171s, five Mi-8Ts, four Mi-8AMTs, five Mi-26T… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Jul-17

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Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

Mexico approves Apollo spray systems for R22 and R44

Mexico’s aviation authority (DGAC) has issued STC IA-428/2017 and IA- 415/2017 for Apollo Spray’s DTM-4 and DTM-3 agricultural spray system for Robinson R44, R44 II and R22 helicopters. Agricultural Spray Operators in Mexico can now benefit from Apollo Spray’s superior spray systems. Apollo spray systems are the lightest most cost effective systems available for Robinson… Read more »

Source: Apollo Spray System, 24-Jul-17

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CPI Aero Signs Supply Agreement with Sikorsky

CPI Aero Signs Supply Agreement with Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE MKT:CVU) announced today that it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), to manufacture fuel panel assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. This long-term agreement is valued at up to approximately $21 million for a period of five years, beginning in 2018… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 24-Jul-17

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RACQ Lifeflight welcomes Queensland Government funding

RACQ Lifeflight welcomes Queensland Government funding

Minister for Emergency Services Mark Ryan announced today the Palaszczuk Government’s $2.4 million allocation in its 2017/18 State Budget to keep the RACQ LifeFlight Rescue helicopter in Mount Isa flying to ensure the safety of residents and visitors to the north-west. “The LifeFlight operations are an important emergency service for Queenslanders and in particular for… Read more »

Source: LifeFlight, 24-Jul-17

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