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Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines.  This approval extends Vector’s 18-year association with GE on the T700 family, which is supported from Vector’s Helicopter Services –… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aviation Bureau while at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas. Arizona DPS Aviation Bureau’s new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for Search and Rescue, Border Protection… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 08-Mar-17

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Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Safran (Euronext Paris : SAF), celebrate today the first delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft was delivered to private operator Scott Urschel, who is based in Chandler, Arizona, and owner of Pylon Aviation. Bell Helicopter and Mr. Urschel commemorated this milestone in… Read more »

Source: Safran, 08-Mar-17

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services.  Separately,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

StandardAero celebrates 50 years supporting the RR Model 250

StandardAero celebrates 50 years supporting the RR Model 250

The annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2017 marks the 50th year that StandardAero has offered Roll-Royce M250 helicopter engine services to the industry. The company was first contracted in 1967, then by Allison Engine Company, to provide engine MRO services for the Canadian Air Force CH-136 Kiowa helicopter fleet. Through collaboration with Rolls-Royce and… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Mar-17

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

The AgustaWestland AW139 and AW169 continue to be selected as preferred platforms by discerning corporate and VIP customers, with additional sales of both types accelerating in early 2017. An AW169 has been sold to a US corporate customer just as the company has recently achieved FAA certification of the type, with another sold to a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Mar-17

Cadorath Earns Three Awards for the Rolls-Royce M250 First Network

Cadorath Earns Three Awards for the Rolls-Royce M250 First Network

Rolls-Royce and Aviall handed out the yearly First Network Awards March 6th in Dallas, Texas. Cadorath received the 2017 awards for Total Quality and Customer Satisfaction from Rolls-Royce. From Aviall they were presented the award for Program Investment. The First Network includes all ARF, AMC, AMROC and AMOF facilities globally for the Rolls-Royce M250 line… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 08-Mar-17

HeliFlite Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard

HeliFlite Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard

HeliFlite™ today announced the continued expansion of its fleet with the addition of its 10th twin engine/dual piloted helicopter, an AgustaWestland AW139.  The aircraft will be finished with a luxury executive cabin, providing ample room for as many as nine VIP passengers.   The aircraft will operate from the firm’s home base at Newark Liberty… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 08-Mar-17

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Garmin® announces new enhancements for the G500H in R44 helicopters

Garmin® announces new enhancements for the G500H in R44 helicopters

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a series of enhancements and an expanded feature set for Garmin’s G500H glass flight display STC in Robinson R44 helicopters. Pilots flying behind the G500H in the R44 will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized flight display, alongside a number of additional… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 08-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has launched a Bell 407 helicopter-leasing program for 2017. VIH Aerospace General Manager Arne Arneson states that in late 2015 and into 2016, VIHA invested substantially in both assets and expertise to… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Mar-17

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Enstrom Delivers 480B to Sharkeys Helicopter

Enstrom Delivers 480B to Sharkeys Helicopter

The latest Enstrom MODEL 480B to fly away from the factory has been delivered to Sharkey’s Helicopters.   This aircraft with its beautiful paint job is the 4th ship to be sold through Sharkey’s in the past 12 months. The sales of 2 480Bs and 2 F28Fs along with the continued support of customers and Enstrom… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 08-Mar-17

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Vector and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector  and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has over the past year continued to pursue certification of the crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) being developed with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC as a retrofit for the Airbus AS350/EC130 family of helicopters. Vector and Robertson have undertaken substantial testing of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Online Learning Opens New Doors to Engineering Degrees

Online Learning Opens New Doors to Engineering Degrees

Engineering breakthroughs have the ability to solve the world’s greatest challenges, defy the limits of space exploration and create infrastructure solutions to support growing populations. If you’re inspired to join the next generation of innovators and problem solvers, an online engineering degree is waiting for you at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. To support growing global demand for… Read more »

Source: Embry-Riddle, 08-Mar-17

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Hiscox Global Flying attending Heli-Expo 2017

Hiscox Global Flying attending Heli-Expo 2017

Ian Groves and I are very excited to be heading to Dallas, Texas for the 2017 HAI HELI-EXPO at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The annual HAI HELI-EXPO event is the world’s rotor-wing aviation trade show. More than 20,000 professionals from the helicopter industry around the world come together each year to check out the latest… Read more »

Source: Hiscox, 08-Mar-17

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Rolls-Royce M250 engine to hit 250 million flight hours in 2017

Rolls-Royce M250 engine to hit 250 million flight hours in 2017

The Rolls-Royce M250 engine family will pass the 250 million flight hour milestone in 2017, a rare occurrence among any engine product in aviation history. The Rolls-Royce M250 engine has been continually upgraded since entering service in the 1960s and has powered more than 170 different aircraft across rotor and fixed-wing fleets. The latest variant… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 08-Mar-17

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ITT displays rotorcraft solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

ITT displays rotorcraft solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand will showcase their portfolio of energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for the rotorcraft industry at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017, March 6-9, in Dallas, Texas. By reducing noise and vibration, Enidine’s rotorcraft solutions allow for a more comfortable passenger ride and longer lifespan of rotorcraft components. “Enidine’s highly… Read more »

Source: ITT, 08-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Eyes Growth in Aerospace Manufacturing

VIH Aerospace Eyes Growth in Aerospace Manufacturing

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services — and more recently, aerospace manufacturing, has seen substantial growth in its recently launched manufacturing sector. “In late 2015, VIH management determined that in addition to manufacturing mission specific Supplemental Type Certified products including Vertical Reference… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently received approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft.  In December 2016, Vector received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Pall Aerospace and Aero Products to Sign Distribution Partnership at Heli-Expo 2017

Pall Aerospace and Aero Products to Sign Distribution Partnership at Heli-Expo 2017

Pall Aerospace and Aero Products have agreed to an exclusive distribution partnership for Pall Aerospace PUREair Dry Barrier Filters. There will be a signing ceremony at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, March 7th to execute the agreement. The signing ceremony will take place at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas at Pall Aerospace’s booth (#4920). Aero Products… Read more »

Source: Pall Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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REACH places first-ever order for Airbus H125s

REACH places first-ever order for Airbus H125s

REACH Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, has placed an order for five new Airbus H125s, marking the first time the company has turned to an Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its single-engine platform solution. The company selected the H125 after requesting a high-altitude demonstration and “fly-off” of the Airbus H125 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-17

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STAT MedEvac to be first US air medical team to operate Helionix-equipped H135s

STAT MedEvac to be first US air medical team to operate Helionix-equipped H135s

STAT MedEvac will soon be the first air medical transport service in North America to operate Airbus H135 helicopters equipped with Helionix, an innovative and powerful avionics system. The Pennsylvania-based critical care transport team has placed orders with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for three new H135s to replace older aircraft in its fleet, with delivery scheduled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-17

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DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

Cicaré Rotorcraft is pleased to announce, on the opening day of HAI Heli-Expo, the appointment of DEAGA USA (Booth 4324), as its exclusive distributor for the Cicaré range of helicopters, including the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEAGA USA will be responsible for sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré range of products in… Read more »

Source: DEA, 07-Mar-17

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EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

With 12 H175 now in operation and demonstrating the performance and reliability of the aircraft worldwide, the medium twin-engine helicopter continues to be enhanced in order to bring more value to operators. Among the programme milestones recently reached is the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) extension… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today a €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters including H145, H135 and H175 helicopters. Delivery of the aircraft on order is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 with deployment into emergency medical service and other parapublic segments. Milestone’s current helicopter fleet includes over… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

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Universal Avionics InSight® achieves milestone

Universal Avionics InSight® achieves milestone

Universal Avionics announces that the engineering of the InSight display system is now fulfilled, and that the company is working toward completion of the STC and TSO package in preparation for TIA. Upon approval, InSight will provide operators with a new modern, integrated flight deck solution. “We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Court approves CHC reorganization plan

Court approves CHC reorganization plan

CHC Group Plan of Reorganization Confirmed by Court CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) and signed a confirmation order to that effect. The Company expects to complete its financial restructuring process and… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 07-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This effort will bring together GE’s extensive data and analytics technology and expertise with HeliOffshore’s safety leadership to provide deeper… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

HeliOffshore member Sikorsky today launched Flight Crew Operating Manuals for its S92 and S76D aircraft. The new manuals help pilots to better understand the intent of each helicopter’s system operations and are part of HeliOffshore’s global programme to enhance safety across the offshore fleet. “Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased a Leonardo AW169 to HeliKorea to accelerate its expansion into Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations in South Korea. The helicopter was sourced from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturer. “We are excited to begin this new partnership with… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

German EMS provider DRF Luftrettung is poised to significantly extend time on wing for its fleet of 17 H135P2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B2 engine. Germany’s aviation authority, Luftfahrt Bundesamt, has approved the extension of the TBO on DRF Luftrettung’s engines from 4,000 hours to 4,500 hours on all… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

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Axnes Announces the New MP30 Wireless Intercom

Axnes Announces the New MP30 Wireless Intercom

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the introduction of the new MP30 handheld transceiver as a follow-on to the MP50 unit debuted last year.  The MP30 is a smaller, lighter, and lower cost alternative to the MP50 and includes many of the same comprehensive features. These include single band UHF frequencies, full duplex transmission… Read more »

Source: Axnes Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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Honeywell STC for link between HUMS and satcom

Honeywell STC for link between HUMS and satcom

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) — issued by a governmental agency for approval to modify an aircraft from its original design — for its connectivity and condition-based maintenance products for a variety of helicopters. The new certification enables Honeywell’s Aspire 200 satellite communications system and Honeywell Health and Usage Monitoring Systems… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-17

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Leonardo takes delivery of 2000th PT6C-67C engine for AW139 program

Leonardo takes delivery of 2000th PT6C-67C engine for AW139 program

Pratt & Whitney Canada will soon deliver its 2,000th PT6C-67C helicopter engine to Leonardo Helicopters, maker of the iconic AgustaWestland139, which entered into service in 2003. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The PT6C-67C engine gives the intermediate-twin helicopter exceptional power capability with each engine producing 1,700 shaft horsepower (shp) thermodynamic. The… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

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PAG announces FAA Approval in Australia

PAG announces FAA Approval in Australia

“Already having a Part 145 CASA & EASA approved repair station in Australia has enabled us to reduce aircraft downtime, improve response time, and has enabled customers to leverage the full scope of PAG services locally in Australia,” said Chris Slade, Director of Operations PAI-AU. “The recent approval from the FAA represents another effort to… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 07-Mar-17

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XTI and Bye Form Alliance on Hybrid/Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

XTI and Bye  Form Alliance on Hybrid/Electric Vertical Takeoff Airplane

“We’re replacing the transmission, gears, two large heavier engines and other components,” LaBelle continued, “with electric motors, batteries, generators, and a single smaller turboshaft engine.” “Advanced electric power for aircraft makes the hybrid-electric configuration compelling for the TriFan,” added George Bye, founder, Chairman and CEO of Bye Aerospace. “We can now bring together into one… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft Company, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone Provides two S92s and five S76Ds to Thai Aviation Services

Milestone Provides two S92s and five S76Ds to Thai Aviation Services

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased two Sikorsky S-92 and five Sikorsky S-76D helicopters to be operated by Thai Aviation Services Co., Ltd. (“TAS”). Of the seven aircraft, six were newly delivered from Milestone’s order book, and the seventh was sourced from Milestone’s existing fleet…. Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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Honeywell Continues To Power Eagle 407HP Helicopters

Honeywell Continues To Power Eagle 407HP Helicopters

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) will deliver a total of 10 HTS900 helicopter engines to Eagle Copters Ltd. in 2017. Eagle Copters placed a new order for eight additional engines in January 2017, adding to the two engines from a previous order, which are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter. “This order is proof positive that… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 07-Mar-17

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Enhances Service Capabilities with “Virtual Presence”

Pratt & Whitney Canada Enhances Service Capabilities with “Virtual Presence”

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has further enhanced its capacity to provide rapid, tailored customer support with Librestream’s Onsight, a new field-collaboration solution that connects the aircraft technician and remote specialist using an interactive audio-video technology platform. Building on its customer service leadership in the aviation industry, P&WC is able to deliver expedited support and… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

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Leonardo to offer Elbit Heli-ClearVision system on new aircraft

Leonardo to offer Elbit Heli-ClearVision system on new aircraft

Elbit Systems has signed a long-term agreement with Leonardo Helicopters to jointly market and equip Leonardo’s line of commercial helicopters with the latest Heli-ClearVision Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS). Heli-ClearVision comprises a set of wearable Head Up Displays and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS), along with unique synthetic vision applications specifically designed for helicopters requirements. As… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 07-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

Vector Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is showcasing a wide range of its capabilities at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show in Dallas, TX, from crash-resistant fuel tanks and other safety equipment to engine MRO.  However, one capability in Vector’s service portfolio which is sometimes understated is… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospece, 07-Mar-17

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Waypoint and Eagle to offer fleet management solutions for third party asset owners

Waypoint and Eagle to offer fleet management solutions for third party asset owners

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solution provider, to establish a new ‘Global Asset Management Services’ platform, which will provide a comprehensive offering of fleet management solutions for third party asset owners such… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 07-Mar-17

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Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters delivers 700th helicopter to Canadian market

Airbus Helicopters delivers 700th helicopter to Canadian market

Airbus has delivered the 700th helicopter into the Canadian market, an H125 to the Nova Scotia Ministry of Natural Resources. The ministry’s mandate includes; development, management, conservation and protection of forest, mineral, parks and wildlife resources as well as, administration of the province’s crown land. The aircraft delivery is part of a fleet renewal for… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Columbia Completes 1st Firefighting Season w/World’s Largest Tanks

With a lengthy and very destructive firefighting season under their belts, Columbia Helicopters has credited part of its overall success to its two Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopters that were equipped with the world’s largest helicopter Fire Attack System (FAS) internal water tanks. During 2016’s fire season, seven of Columbia Helicopters’ aircraft logged nearly 1,500 hours,… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Columbia Wins FAA AMT Diamond Award

Columbia Wins FAA AMT Diamond Award

Columbia Helicopters has earned its fifth consecutive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) AMT Employer Diamond Award of Excellence for its aviation maintenance technician (AMT) training program. Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Helicopters has received the annual award 14 times in the past 21 years. The award, which will be presented in a special ceremony on May 4, has… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia 60th Anniversary Fact Sheet

Columbia Helicopters is celebrating its 60th anniversary throughout 2017. Here are a few items of interest about one of the world’s most successful rotorcraft service and support companies:  Columbia Helicopters was founded on April 24, 1957, by Wes Lematta with a single Hiller 12Bhelicopter. Over the past 60 years, Columbia Helicopters has been leading the way… Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 07-Mar-17

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JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

JSSI Leads Helicopter Market with Massive Program Expansion

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, continues to invest heavily in serving the helicopter market with 18 new helicopter maintenance programs introduced in 2016. A further 10 maintenance programs are already in development for 2017, with more to follow. JSSI has continued to expand… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 07-Mar-17

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Conklin & de Decker has exclusive offers for Heli-Expo 2017

Conklin & de Decker has exclusive offers for Heli-Expo 2017

Conklin & de Decker (Booth #8207) has announced they will offer Heli-Expo attendees a special 10% discount on their most popular data products during the three-day convention from March 7th through the 9th in Dallas, Texas. Heli-Expo attendees are invited to stop by the Conklin & de Decker booth to see what’s new with their… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 07-Mar-17

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VIH Offering its Full Suite of S92 STC Products

VIH Offering its Full Suite of S92 STC Products

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services; and a specialist in designing Supplemental Type Certified solutions for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter has begun offering sales of its full complement of Sikorsky S-92 STC products to the global S-92 fleet. “In light of events that… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 07-Mar-17

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Aerometals Receives FAA PMA for Oil Cooler Impeller using Modern Manufacturing

Aerometals Receives FAA PMA for Oil Cooler Impeller using Modern Manufacturing

Aftermarket innovator Aerometals has received FAA PMA approval for a replacement design of the Oil Cooler Impeller (P/N A26633-1), which is eligible for installation on the MDHI 369D/E/FF/500N and all variants of the Airbus Helicopters BK117 (H145).  By replacing the legacy 21 piece soldered construction method being used on the OEM impeller with 5-axis CNC… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 07-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Esterline To Exhibit Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions at 2017 Heli-Expo

Esterline To Exhibit Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions  at 2017 Heli-Expo

Esterline Avionics Systems is showcasing its advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand integrated helicopter avionics solutions at this year’s Heli-Expo in Booth #3207.  On show for the first time, Esterline’s helicopter demonstrator will feature an extensive range of the company’s core capabilities and products. Don Paolucci, vice-president, navigation and integrated systems, Esterline CMC Electronics, said:… Read more »

Source: Esterline Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Esterline CMA-6800 Display Granted STC on the S-76B/C Helicopter

Esterline CMA-6800 Display Granted STC on the S-76B/C Helicopter

DAC International, a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to install the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display on the S-76B/C helicopter. The STC includes approvals for the S-76B, S-76C+ and S-76C++ models. Cisco Hernandez, president of DAC International, said: “We believe that the CMA-6800 display offers many benefits as… Read more »

Source: Esterline Avionics Systems, 07-Mar-17

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LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Extends Warranty and Repair Service Programs

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has once again extended its warranty program and repair offerings on several platforms. In direct response to customer feedback to lower direct maintenance costs without compromising quality, as well as continued improved performance of products, LORD has announced the following platform offerings:… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 07-Mar-17

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Cadorath Rebrands All Divisions, Increasing Focus on MOREUPTIME

Cadorath Rebrands All Divisions, Increasing Focus on MOREUPTIME

Cadorath with facilities in Winnipeg Canada and Lafayette & Orion USA recently rebranded, and unveiled a new website. Subtle changes were made to the logo which maintain its commitment to all of their customers while reflecting their current corporate image and identity. Updated value statements plainly state their methodology of ‘We Turn Can’t into Next’…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 07-Mar-17

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12 AW139s start EMS ops in Australia with Donaldson inlet barrier filters

12 AW139s start EMS ops in Australia with Donaldson inlet barrier filters

Twelve new AW139 air medical helicopters – all equipped with Donaldson AW139 Inlet Barrier Filters (IBFs) – have entered service in Australia, joining numerous other air operators that already use the advanced filter to keep their aircraft flying at peak performance. Two new operators – Toll Helicopters and Hunter Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Services… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 07-Mar-17

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New Hangar for North Flight Aero Med

New Hangar for North Flight Aero Med

North Flight Aero Med in Traverse City now has a new hangar. The new hangar has been met with great enthusiasm, especially as it will save time during emergency situations. Not only does it have space for helicopters, it is well equipped for staff as it has beds available as well as space for equipment. The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-17

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Life Flight Network to station H135 at Newport Municipal Airport

Life Flight Network to station H135 at Newport Municipal Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is opening a new rotor-wing base in Newport, OR, to be operational in the next 60-90 days. The rotary wing aircraft will provide ICU level care while in the air, serving Lincoln, Lane, Tillamook, Polk, and Benton counties, and… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 06-Mar-17

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LORD Corporation Launches MRO Services Mobile App Share

LORD Corporation Launches MRO Services Mobile App Share

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has launched a mobile application designed to easily showcase available parts for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customers. Available for iOS as “LORD MRO Services,” the free platform-oriented app enables operators to instantly access LORD rotary-wing capability information. iPhone, iPod and iPad… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-17

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Guardian Announces New G4ME System

Guardian Announces New G4ME System

Just in time for the upcoming HAI and AEA conferences, we are pleased to announce a new and enhanced model that builds on the success and market acceptance of our proven G4. Introducing the G4ME – a global, real-time tracking and two-way messaging all in one device – built for your needs today, but also… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility Inc., 06-Mar-17

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Polish Armaments Group enhances cooperation with Leonardo

Polish Armaments Group enhances cooperation with Leonardo

On 2 March 2017 in Rome, Polish Armaments Group (PGZ) and the Italian company Leonardo signed a Cooperation Agreement for helicopters. This is mutual confirmation of the cooperation and continued dialogue on areas of potential industrial cooperation around production, servicing and maintenance of helicopters for the Polish Armed Forces. This agreement between Polish Armaments Group… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Mar-17

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Sea Skua is fired for the last time from HMS Portland’s Lynx

Sea Skua is fired for the last time from HMS Portland’s Lynx

The Sea Skua missile all but wiped out Saddam Hussein’s Navy single-handedly in the first Gulf War in 1991, wrecking 14 enemy ships. But with the Lynx helicopter which carries it, just weeks away from being retired, the missiles were launched for the final time in the middle of the Atlantic as HMS Portland let… Read more »

Source: UK's Royal Navy, 06-Mar-17

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FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety expands initial NVG training to B212/B412 and Airbus H135

FlightSafety International now offers FAA-approved Part 142 Night Vision Goggle initial training for the Airbus Helicopters H135, Bell 212, and Bell 412EP using Level D qualified simulators. FlightSafety also introduces an NVG eLearning recurrent course. “The ongoing expansion of our NVG training for helicopter pilots demonstrates our investment and commitment to providing the highest quality… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Mar-17

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Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

A year after installing its first engine filter, successful New York City tour operator Liberty Helicopters has found a better solution to engine protection: the Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), a proven system from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). Liberty Helicopters had performed a thorough evaluation of engine… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Company, 06-Mar-17

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Airbus to enhance customer support through Premium Service Centers

Airbus to enhance customer support through Premium Service Centers

Airbus Helicopters Inc. is taking additional steps to enhance customer support to its many, far-flung Airbus helicopter operators by creating a network of specially trained, stocked and equipped Premium Service Centers. Premium Service Centers will be selected from the company’s existing network based on their geographical coverage, reputation, and quality of services provided to their… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-17

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BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Aerospace has completed its first fleet sale of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus H125 helicopters and will introduce its lead-the-fleet customer at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Brainerd Aviation purchased four systems in December, becoming the first operator to select the FastFin, which uses advanced airflow management to increase… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Mar-17

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Milestone Aviation to lease two AW139s to Norsk Luftambulanse

Milestone Aviation to lease two AW139s to Norsk Luftambulanse

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it will provide two AW139 helicopters from its order book with Leonardo Helicopters to Norsk Luftambulanse AS (“NLA”) to support emergency medical services (HEMS) in Norway. In July, Norway’s National Air Ambulance Service awarded NLA with a six-year contract (with a… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 06-Mar-17

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East West starts seat deliveries for Bell 505

East West starts seat deliveries for Bell 505

While the industry experiences a downturn, sales and revenue are up 25 percent at East/West Industries. The rapidly growing supplier of lifesaving equipment for rotorcraft in late February moved into a spacious new facility where it is producing seats for the next-generation Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and other innovative rotorcraft programs. More than 250… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 06-Mar-17

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Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Expands EASA Flight Instructor Academy

Helicentre Aviation Academy has expanded the capability of its flight instructor career programme with the addition of a new Flight Instructor Course (FIC) instructor to meet demand for its professional pilot training courses. Captain Simon Wiles is only the second UK helicopter pilot to successfully undergo the CAA assessment since the implementation of EASA, earning… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 06-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace Successfully Completes ISO 9001 Audit

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has successfully completed its certification audit and has received the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 Certification.   Arne Arneson, general manager for VIHA explains that his company undertook the initiative to achieve the ISO… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 06-Mar-17

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FlightSafety and Sikorsky announce new sikorsky S-76D™ graphical flight-deck simulator

FlightSafety and Sikorsky announce new sikorsky S-76D™ graphical flight-deck simulator

FlightSafety International and Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company, announce the entry into service of a new Graphical Flight-deck simulator designed specifically for the Sikorsky S-76D helicopter. “The development and entry into service of a new Graphical Flight-deck simulator for the Sikorsky S-76D clearly demonstrates FlightSafety’s excellent working relationship with Sikorsky,” said David Davenport, Executive Vice… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

HeliOffshore is award finalist in Safety Innovation catgory

The offshore helicopter industry’s collaboration for safety was recognised today at the Aviation Week 60th Annual Laureate Awards. HeliOffshore was a finalist in the Safety Innovation category, which was won by Jaiwon Shin, NASA Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Mr. Shin’s award recognised his leadership in developing a compelling strategy to guide U.S. civil aviation research…. Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Mar-17

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Avinco demonstrates stability in helicopter market

Avinco demonstrates stability in helicopter market

Avinco, global leader in helicopter sales, acquisitions, trading and remarketing services, today announced its 2016 results. A stable number of annual transactions and an unprecedented repossession contract Avinco completed 27 helicopter transactions in 2016, totalling over $ 54 Mio worth of assets. Avinco was awarded the largest helicopter repossession contract to date with twenty one… Read more »

Source: Avinco, 06-Mar-17

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Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Air Evac Adds Seven Frasca Bell 206/407 Advanced Aviation Training Devices

Frasca International has sold seven Advanced Aviation Training Devices (AATDs) for the Bell 206/407 series helicopters to Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) provider in the United States. The seven AATDs will be used by Air Evac to provide recurrent flight training for 600 pilots every four months, on… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 06-Mar-17

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