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Register Update – Norway – September 2016

Register Update – Norway – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

Register Update – Norway – August 2016

Register Update – Norway – August 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – July 2016

Register Update – Norway – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

Milestone Leases S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo

Milestone Leases S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo

“Omni was Milestone’s first lessee, and we are excited to mark our sixth anniversary with the lease of another S-92 to support their work with Petrobras,” said Milestone President Daniel Rosenthal. “Milestone prides itself on being a long-term partner with operators around the world, and we work hard to provide flexible solutions to assist our… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 18-Nov-16

Garmin® receives FAA installation approval for ADS-B transponders

Garmin® receives FAA installation approval for ADS-B transponders

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the installation of the GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out and GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponders in an Approved Model List (AML) of Part 27 helicopters. The GTX 345/335 include Extended Squitter… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 18-Nov-16

10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

Exercise BLACK BLADE is hosted by Belgium at Florennes airbase and takes place from the 14th of November to the 2nd of December. Over 400 personnel will take part in this exercise, with a total of 14 air assets from 4 Member States being deployed. This edition marks the 10th helicopter exercise under the umbrella… Read more »

Source: EDA, 18-Nov-16

The 10th HeliRussia to be held in Moscow in May

The 10th HeliRussia to be held in Moscow in May

The following spring Moscow will host the anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. It is the largest helicopter-themed expo in Europe and North Asia. The event will take place from 25 to 27 May, 2017 at the conventional area of the “Crocus Expo” IEC. Anniversary HeliRussia 2017 promises to be the most prominent… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 18-Nov-16

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports.  This week, the the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are conducting drone-detection… Read more »

Source: FAA, 18-Nov-16

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NPA and PHS Complete Heliport Expansion

NPA and PHS Complete Heliport Expansion

The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) and Pacific Heliport Services Ltd. (PHS) are pleased to announce that an upgrade project to expand the existing heliport located on NPA’s Cruise Centre lands has received final certification and approval for flight operations effective November 6, 2016. As the licenced manager of the private Nanaimo Heliport facility, PHS currently… Read more »

Source: NPA, 18-Nov-16

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Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

The Kaman Corporation board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 18 cents per common share. The dividend will be paid on January 5, 2017 to shareholders of record on December 20, 2016.

Source: Kaman, 18-Nov-16

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Keystone appoints Central US Sales and Service Manager

Keystone appoints Central US Sales and Service Manager

M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS” – Coatesville, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce David Campbell has joined as their Central U.S. Sales and Service Manager, replacing Tom Hall who’s set to retire 31 Dec 16. “As our Central U.S. Sales and Service Manager, David is filling the shoes of long-time industry veteran Tom Hall… Read more »

Source: Keystone Turbine Services, 18-Nov-16

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Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue gets new Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopter

Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue gets new Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopter

The Emergency Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue Center has gotten a new Mil-Mi-8 MTV helicopter made at the Kazan Helicopter Factory. The Mil Mi-8 MTV is a time-tested aircraft proven efficient in hundreds of rescue operations in different climatic conditions in the vast territory of Siberian Federal District, The new helicopter will replace the old one… Read more »

Source: EMERCOM of Russia, 18-Nov-16

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Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

Northland Rescue Helicopter has received, through community funding, all-weather landing pads for Whangarei Heads, Ruawai and Kerikeri. Other communities are following suit, reports NZ Herald, and are planning on building the same helipads. Northland Rescue Helicopter has already been called out 705 times, making this the busiest year so far.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Egypt – Smart Aviation Purchases New AS350

Egypt – Smart Aviation Purchases New AS350

Smart Aviation has entered into a contract for a Eurocopter AS350 B3. The new helicopter will be used for cleaning power transmission pylons for Egyptian electrical engineering firms. Rushdie Zakaria, CEO of Smart Aviation has said that the company has made a profit for the first half of this financial year of $2.2 million. This… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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New Helipad for Nilackal

New Helipad for Nilackal

The Travancore Devaswom Board has recently opened a helipad at Nilackal. The new helipad will be open as a pay-as-you-use facility, especially with tourist season coming up. Each take-off will cost Rs. 20, 000, reports The Hindu.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

The Wall Street area helipad is under fire as a group of citizens is suing the city for not conducting the environmental reviews that were required. As reported by the NY Post, the helipad, largely used for tourists, creates a large amount of noise, violating common-law policies.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety. “When lives are at risk, advanced human-machine teams can complete dangerous missions without… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Nov-16

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Wake Forest AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

Wake Forest AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

AirCare, the air ambulance program of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is celebrating 30 years of treating and transporting critically ill and injured patients. From its first flight in 1986 to transport a child injured in an accident in Patrick County, VA, the men and women of AirCare have responded to around 20,000 calls from… Read more »

Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 16-Nov-16

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Georgetown Hospital Announces Funding for Helipad

Georgetown Hospital Announces Funding for Helipad

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital announced today a $1.9-million capital investment for the construction of a helipad and 81 additional parking spaces. A new helipad will save time and resources in transporting critical patients to and from St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Additional parking spaces are necessary to meet the growth in volume of patients and employees…. Read more »

Source: St David's Georgetown Hospital, 16-Nov-16

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Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. This Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services the company offers, including power line patrols, aerial photography, survey and cargo transportation. The company currently operates a total of five AS350Bs / AS350BAs, and one AS365N2. “We are pleased to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Japan, 16-Nov-16

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Bristow Enters Into New $200 Million Seven-Year Equipment Financings

Bristow Enters Into New $200 Million Seven-Year Equipment Financings

 Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) and its subsidiaries announced today that it has entered into two seven-year GBP denominated secured equipment financings for an aggregate $200 million USD equivalent with Lombard, part of The Royal Bank of Scotland. The proceeds from the financings will be used to finance eight search and rescue (SAR) helicopters being utilized… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has signed a contract with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) benefiting from Airbus Helicopters’ new customer fleet availability service offer called HCare Infinite. The comprehensive agreement covers maintenance, parts supply, technical support as well as repair of 15 TH-135 training helicopters currently in operation at the JMSDF, and is effective from… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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Anti-Drone Market 2016: Production, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2021

Anti-Drone Market 2016: Production, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2021

Anti-Drone Market report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. It also provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.  The Anti-Drone Market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Anti-Drone Sales Industry. In depth analysis… Read more »

Source: Anti-Drone Market, 15-Nov-16

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Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced it will work with its affiliate, Bell Helicopter, in Calgary to expand its product availability in Canada. During the coming months, Able will build in-country availability on its full line of approved replacement parts (PMA) and dynamic components for exchange for the Bell 206… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 15-Nov-16

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Inverness SAR base marks 500 Missions in 18 Months

Inverness SAR base marks 500 Missions in 18 Months

The HM Coastguard air search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Inverness, operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited, has recently reached a milestone of 500 missions since the launch of the new civilian service on 1 April 2015. Operating from a new, purpose-built base at Inverness Airport, the crews have delivered a vital, lifesaving service to… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

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

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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Donaldson to display dry media IBF at HAC 2016

Donaldson to display dry media IBF at HAC 2016

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will display its industry-leading dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems and an Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, November 11-13, in Edmonton, Canada. Donaldson offers 16 Transport Canada certified filtration systems for… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 15-Nov-16

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Heliskiing comes to the Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho

Heliskiing comes to the Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho

Selkirk Powder Company of Sandpoint, Idaho announces the expansion of its operations this winter in the rugged and untapped American Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho. Building on the success of their highly acclaimed snowcat skiing, the company will now add heli skiing Selkir Powder to its portfolio of guided skiing experiences. “We’re proud to take… Read more »

Source: Selkirk Power, 15-Nov-16

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Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in BRICS Nations: 2016 to 2024 – Summary

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in BRICS Nations: 2016 to 2024 – Summary

SummaryStrategic Defense Intelligence in its report “Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in BRICS Nations: 2016 to 2024” provides quantitative top-level view of projected spends on Helicopters. According to Strategic Defense Intelligence, a helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a… Read more »

Source: Report Buyer, 15-Nov-16

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HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight and Don Wall, President & CEO of HNZ Group named as the recipients of the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ Airbus Helicopters Canada recognizes HNZ Topflight for their outstanding contribution to safety and innovation Don Wall recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving the safety of helicopter pilot training at HNZ… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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IMT unveils new company website

IMT unveils new company website

Integrated Microwave Technologies (“IMT”), a business unit of xG Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the law enforcement, broadcast, sports and entertainment markets, is pleased to announced the launch of its new company website. The new design for www.imt-solutions.com delivers a more streamlined experience that is… Read more »

Source: IMT, 15-Nov-16

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Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Known as V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS), the system will utilize Cobham’s existing FR300 Hose Drum Unit with some modifications.  The roll-on/roll-off kit will enable the Marines to use their land- and carrier-based MV-22B aircraft to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, thereby extending their operational range and loiter times. Design and production… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Nov-16

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Transport Canada Approves HNZ AS350 FSTD

HNZ Group Partners, Montreal, Canada has received Transport Canada approval on their Frasca built AS350 Level 7 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The FSTD is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. The Frasca device is the first Level 7 FSTD certified in… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 15-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to showcase at at an airshow in Iran

Russian Helicopters to showcase at at an airshow in Iran

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will feature a range of medium-sized and light multirole helicopters at the 8th International Airshow, November 16-19 on Kish Island, Iran. Visitors can view a Mi-171A2, an Ansat and a Ka-226T in the passenger mode at the Russian Helicopters’ booth. Russian Helicopters will show a wide range of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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Erickson Incorporated Receives Interim DIP Financing Approval

Erickson Incorporated Receives Interim DIP Financing Approval

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC)(the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has approved key first day motions related to its voluntary Chapter 11 restructuring. The motions granted by the Court allow Erickson to fulfill current key customer contracts, pay employee wages, honor… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 14-Nov-16

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Erickson Incorporated Files Chapter 11

Erickson Incorporated Files Chapter 11

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it and certain of its subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. During the Chapter 11 process, Erickson… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 14-Nov-16

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BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

BLR H125 FastFin System on Display at HAC

The newest FastFin® System from BLR Aerospace will be displayed publicly for the first time on an Airbus H125 helicopter at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, Nov. 11-13 in Edmonton, Canada. Visitors may see the system and speak with BLR representatives in the Airbus Helicopters booth 516. BLR is accepting pre-certification orders as it awaits… Read more »

Source: BLR, 14-Nov-16

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Boeing Names new President of Defense and Space Development Organization

Boeing Names new President of Defense and Space Development Organization

Boeing [NYSE:BA] is promoting Pat Goggin to be president of its Defense, Space & Security Development organization, succeeding Jim O’Neill who will retire next year. Goggin currently is vice president of Airplane Programs Engineering for the company’s Commercial Airplanes unit, overseeing the engineering teams that support all the current 7-series passenger planes. Before that, he… Read more »

Source: boeing, 14-Nov-16

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Aurora to Develop Unmanned UH-1H

Aurora to Develop Unmanned UH-1H

Aurora’s TALOS system has been demonstrated previously on a Boeing H-6U Unmanned Little Bird flown autonomously, and three different human-piloted Bell 206 aircraft. “The arrival of a Huey as our third test platform frames a key point for future customers – the TALOS system is platform agnostic; you’re not buying a new fleet of helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 14-Nov-16

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EASA proposes improvements for GA pilots flying IFR

EASA proposes improvements for GA pilots flying IFR

EASA published on 9 November 2016 a proposal opened for comments for ‘Easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying’ (NPA 2016-14). The objective of this so-called Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to provide a more accessible instrument rating for pilots holding non-commercial licences in general aviation. The NPA therefore proposes… Read more »

Source: EASA, 14-Nov-16

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Mint Turbines sponsor T53 Maintenance Page on UH1 Operators Website

Mint Turbines sponsor T53 Maintenance Page on UH1 Operators Website

The UH1 Operators website at www.uh1ops.com is pleased to announce the new sponsor of the UH1OPS T53 Maintenance page, Mint Turbines.   The new page will cover articles, tips, and information regarding the T53 engine which is operated by a majority of UH-1 operations.  This page, like the existing UH-1 Maintenance page is an informative resource… Read more »

Source: Mint Turbines, 13-Nov-16

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StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Maintenance Partnership

StandardAero Signs Agreement for Chinese M250 Maintenance Partnership

StandardAero has signed a new agreement with Chinese partner, ChongQing General Aviation Co., Ltd. (CQGA), establishing CQGA as the company’s first StandardAero Approved Service Center for Rolls-Royce M250 engine Maintenance services in China. The agreement was signed by CQGA and StandardAero executives on November 1 at the Zhuhai Airshow. The new agreement will provide Chinese… Read more »

Source: Standard Areo, 13-Nov-16

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The Norwegian Polar institute awards Airlift as partner for helicopter service

The Norwegian Polar institute awards Airlift as partner for helicopter service

The Norwegian Polar institute has awarded Airlift as partner for helicopter service in the Arctic. The contract was awarded in competition with several bidders, and the Norwegian Polar Institute considered Airlift’s offer the most economical advantageous. The assessment of tenders considered safety, technical qualifications, experience from Arctic operations and price. The contract will commence January… Read more »

Source: Airlift, 13-Nov-16

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Latitude and Ornge sign contract to supply Flight Data Analytics services

Latitude and Ornge sign contract to supply Flight Data Analytics services

Latitude Technologies is pleased to announce the company has signed a three-year contract to provide flight data analytics services to Ornge for their fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters.  Utilizing existing onboard SSQARs, Latitude will assist in developing an HFDM program whereby digital flight data generated during line operations is collected and analyzed to provide greater… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 13-Nov-16

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Air BP and BP Ventures announce investment of $30 million in biojet producer

Air BP and BP Ventures announce investment of $30 million in biojet producer

BP today announced the creation of a strategic partnership between its BP Ventures and Air BP businesses with Fulcrum BioEnergy, a pioneer in the development and production of low-carbon jet fuel, in which BP will invest $30 million. As an equity investor, BP has secured a 10 year offtake agreement with Fulcrum for 50 million… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 13-Nov-16

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Jiangsu Baoli Aviation orders Ansat, Mi-171 and Ka32

Jiangsu Baoli Aviation orders Ansat, Mi-171 and Ka32

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co, Ltd (China) agreed on a sale of 3 helicopters at Airshow China-2016.  The agreement was signed by Russian Helicopters Deputy CEO for marketing and business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and the CEO of Jiangsu Baoli Aviation Equipment Co., Ltd. Zhou Dehong. According to… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Nov-16

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Lakeshore to market Russisan Helicopters in China

Lakeshore to market Russisan Helicopters in China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a marketing agreement with Hong Kong based Lakeshore International Aviation Co., Ltd at the China International Aviation Exhibition Center in Zhuhai, China.  The contract was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Alexander Mikheev and Lakeshore International Aviation’s Board of Directors member Pavel Entin. According to the agreement, Lakeshore… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 12-Nov-16

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance passes £1 Million lottery milestone

Wiltshire Air Ambulance passes £1 Million lottery milestone

Wiltshire Air Ambulance’s Lottery and Superdraw have achieved a major milestone – by generating £1 million in income. In addition, the number of people playing the charity’s award-winning lotteries – just over 35,500 – is an all-time high. As well as raising money to keep the charity’s helicopter flying and saving lives, members who play… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 12-Nov-16

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Elected Officials Stand Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE

Elected Officials Stand Against ATC Privatization at NBAA-BACE

Three current members of Congress spoke at the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) this week in Orlando, FL, and all three emphasized business aviation’s essential role in America. They also declared their strong opposition to creating a private ATC system funded by user fees. “We all know that our airspace is a… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 12-Nov-16

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Rick Cawley awarded the Eric Brown Award

Rick	Cawley awarded the Eric Brown Award

The British Helicopter Association’s Eric Brown Award has been awarded to Rick Cawley. The award is given to the individual considered to have made the greatest and most significant contribution to the British Helicopter Industry during the past twelve months. It will be presented to Mr Cawley at the Association’s Annual Dinner in London this… Read more »

Source: British Helicopter Association, 10-Nov-16

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FEC Heliports will be exhibiting at the Combat Helicopter Conference

FEC Heliports will be exhibiting at the Combat Helicopter Conference

The MIL-Star® portable tactical airfield lighting system is the upgraded military version of the popular HeliLight System.  FEC Heliports portable helipad lighting systems have been operational in the field for over two years.  They have been deployed on a global scale in the United Kingdom, the USA, Russia, Mozambique, Kenya, Japan, and are used by… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 10-Nov-16

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Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Contributes to Growth of Emergency Medical Services Capabilities In China

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased two new Airbus H130 helicopters to HEMS999 Company Ltd. (“HEMS999”), a Chinese air ambulance operator subsidiary of MIT Group, to support emergency medical service operations in China’s Shandong Province. “There is… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 10-Nov-16

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FAA Teams Working to Improve Quality of Available Weather Information to Pilots

FAA Teams Working to Improve Quality of Available Weather Information to Pilots

Advanced in-cockpit weather technologies have served as both blessing and, arguably, curse to pilots, with the possibility of being overwhelmed by the sheer abundance of information at their fingertips. Helping pilots determine the right data to use was one of the goals of an NBAA-BACE education session titled “Advancing Avionics Weather Information.” “We reach out… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 10-Nov-16

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Kettering & MedFlight to add medical helicopter in Preble County

Kettering & MedFlight to add medical helicopter in Preble County

Kettering Health Network and MedFlight are expanding their critical air transportation partnership by adding a permanent medical helicopter and base at the Preble County Medical Center in Eaton. With this addition, known as MedFlight 8, Kettering Health Network will have three helicopters that routinely serve the network and an additional six helicopters across the state…. Read more »

Source: Kettering Health Network, 10-Nov-16

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IAI providing seats and nacelles for Bell V-280

IAI providing seats and nacelles for Bell V-280

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, continues to execute its plans for the V-280 Valor tiltrotor with the support of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) as part of Team Valor. IAI’s Lahav Division is supplying the nacelles and IAI’s Golan Industries Division is supplying the seating systems for the next generation tiltrotor and, along… Read more »

Source: IAI, 10-Nov-16

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Satcom Direct Agrees to Acquire Truenorth Avionics

Satcom Direct Agrees to Acquire Truenorth Avionics

Global aeronautical communications provider, Satcom Direct (SD), announced today it has agreed to acquire TrueNorth Avionics, a company based in Ottawa, Canada that offers the latest technology in cabin communications solutions. With the purchase of TrueNorth, SD significantly expands its ability to provide advanced communications systems for business aviation aircraft. Founded in 2006, TrueNorth Avionics… Read more »

Source: Satcom Direct, 09-Nov-16

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Aspen Latest Software Upgrade Now Certified

Aspen Latest Software Upgrade Now Certified

Aspen Avionics announced today that FAA certification has been received for its latest software upgrade to include several additional ADS-B display features on its Evolution 500/1000 multi-function display (MFD).  The latest software upgrade includes textual METARS information to be displayed on the MFD which provides an intuitive display of subscription-free weather data in an easy-to-read… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 09-Nov-16

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NBAA Lauds Court Decision on East Hampton Airport Restrictions

NBAA Lauds Court Decision on East Hampton Airport Restrictions

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) applauds today’s decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which agreed with the argument made on appeal by NBAA and other aviation interests that the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 (ANCA) continues to apply to New York’s East Hampton Airport (HTO) – making the… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 08-Nov-16

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Air BP achieves carbon neutral status across 250 airport operations

Air BP achieves carbon neutral status across 250 airport operations

Air BP has become the first aviation fuel supplier to achieve carbon neutrality for its into-plane fuelling services across an international network of over 250 Air BP operated facilities. The achievement follows a two-year journey, and was assured by the independent sustainability specialist company, ERM CVS Ltd. Air BP carbon neutrality supports Air BP’s Environmental… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 08-Nov-16

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Bell Helicopter Expands Customer Support Network in China

Bell Helicopter Expands Customer Support Network in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced plans for significant growth in its aftermarket support network in China. Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited, located in Zhenjiang City, Jiangsu Province, has been announced as Bell Helicopter’s newest Authorized Customer Service Facility (CSF). Established in October 2015, Zhenjiang Aerochine Aviation Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 08-Nov-16

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StockMarket.aero announces new API capability

StockMarket.aero announces new API capability

Stockmarket.aero is pleased to announce the release of a new application program interface (API) capability, allowing seamless integration with third party ERP applications, including CORRIDOR Aviation Service Software. The new capability provides a Synchronous API to search for a single part on StockMarket.aero and return available information on that part directly to the third party… Read more »

Source: Stockmarket.aero, 08-Nov-16

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Becker Avionics Debuts New BXT6513 Remote Transponder

Becker Avionics Debuts New BXT6513 Remote Transponder

Digital avionics technology leader, Becker Avionics International, has announced the debut of the new BXT6513 remote transponder (dual antenna) with ADS-B out. This transponder, which is designed for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft applications, meets the FAA TSO.  The lightweight and highly versatile unit can be controlled through dedicated control units, integrated Radio Tuning… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 08-Nov-16

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Fundraising for Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad

Fundraising for Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad

The Revelstoke and District Health Foundation held their first fundraiser this past Monday to help raise funds for the construction of a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. The project already has donations from various corporations, non-profits and individuals, but the goal is to reach $465 000. The idea for a helipad started in 2010, with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-16

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Request for Helicopter Service in Aizawl

Request for Helicopter Service in Aizawl

The Aizawl-Imphal route was cancelled recently by Air India, causing trouble for neighbouring states. The people in Mizoram and Manipur can currently only travel via Guwahati. The Zoram Nationalist Party has asked the Mizoram government to help with the situation by providing commercial helicopter services between Aizawl and Churachandpur, reports Aviation India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to deliver first Ansat with hydromechanical controls

Russian Helicopters to deliver first Ansat with hydromechanical controls

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a contract with Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of 2 Ansat rotorcraft produced by Kazan Helicopters.  The deal was reached during China Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition-2016 in Zhuhai. China became Russian Helicopters’ first foreign customer to receive Ansats with hydromechanical control system. … Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-16

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Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis

Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market – Global Industry Analysis

The Helicopter Flight Control Systems Industry report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market for 2016-2020. Helicopter Flight Control Systems Market report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. To calculate the market size, the report considers both the direct revenue and the… Read more »

Source: Absolute Reports, 07-Nov-16

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Scheme Designers Offers 3D Photo-Realistic Renderings

Scheme Designers Offers 3D Photo-Realistic Renderings

Scheme Designers has announced that customers who commission a custom paint scheme for their aircraft may now also opt to receive photo-realistic 3-dimensional artistic renderings of their aircraft with their new custom scheme.  This new tool allows customers to visualize all angles of their aircraft’s custom livery with stunning realism to fully envision the results… Read more »

Source: Scheme Designers, 07-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters signs contract to deliver 18 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters signs contract to deliver 18 helicopters to China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed a contract with Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. for the supply of 18 new helicopters including Mi-171s, Ka-32s and Ansat.  The document was signed by Deputy CEO for Marketing and Business Development Alexander Shcherbinin and Wuhan Rand Aviation Technology Service Co. Ltd. CEO Liang Jian…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-16

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Helicopter Blades Market 2016 Global Industry Analysis

Helicopter Blades Market 2016 Global Industry Analysis

ReportsnReports.com adds new research report – Global Helicopter Blades Market 2016-2020. The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global helicopter blades market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of main rotor blade and tail rotor blade. Complete Report Available @… Read more »

Source: ReportsnReports, 07-Nov-16

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MountainStar AirCare Earns Medical Transport Accreditation

MountainStar AirCare Earns Medical Transport Accreditation

Following a comprehensive audit of administrative documentation, medical practices, and facilities, NAAMTA Awards MountainStar AirCare Medical Transport Accreditation for their rotor wing program. By attaining NAAMTA Accreditation, MountainStar AirCare confirms their dedication to safety and patient care. The NAAMTA accreditation program is based on standards of excellence that focus on the fundamental elements of medical… Read more »

Source: NAAMTA, 07-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to premier medevac Ansat at Airshow China

Russian Helicopters to premier medevac Ansat at Airshow China

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, will showcase its latest developments during one of Asia’s largest aviation exhibition, which is taking place November 1-6 at the China International Aviation Exhibition Center in Zhuhai, China. During China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition-2016 Russian Helicopters specialists will demonstrate a range of its civil helicopters models and… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 07-Nov-16

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Sikorsky celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of S-92

Sikorsky celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of S-92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) today celebrates the 10-year anniversary of the S-92® helicopter operating in China. Sikorsky made the announcement at Booth H6E1 during Airshow China. “Sikorsky holds a long-standing relationship with China, providing more than 30 years of service to the China civil aviation industry,” said Sikorsky’s Vice President for Strategy… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Nov-16

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

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

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-16

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Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

Helipad Proposal for Oishei Childrens Hospital

John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is still a year away from its grand opening, but there are still sections of the plan that have to be completed. Kaleida Health is working towards a helipad on the roof of the new hospital. They already have two helipads, one ontop of Buffalo General Medical Centre and one… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-16

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