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Why should you visit Helitech International 2017?

Why should you visit Helitech International 2017?

Helitech International, the largest civil rotorcraft show in Europe, will be bustling with the latest, cutting-edge technology at the ExCeL London this year. The industry’s biggest names, Bell Helicopter, Airbus Helicopters and Leonardo are all bringing their latest aircraft to the show, which will be complemented by a wide range of innovative technologies from avionics… Read more »

Source: Helitech 2017, 02-Oct-17

Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Metro Aviation adds first South African simulator customer

Aerios Global is the first South African company to train at the Helicopter Flight Training Center (HFTC) in Shreveport, Louisiana, and says they will be back annually.  The offshore and land-based helicopter services company, stationed in Cape Town, currently operates a variety of aircraft including an EC120, AS350, AS365 and the newest addition, the EC145. … Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 02-Oct-17

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Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

Milestone and Babcock celebrate lease fleet of 50

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (Milestone) and Babcock Mission Critical Services Ltd. announce the sixth anniversary of their lease partnership. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, has served Babcock (and its predecessor companies) since 2011, first providing for the purchase/lease-back of three light-twin emergency medical service helicopters operated in Spain and Portugal. Today, Milestone leases… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 02-Oct-17

CAAi signed a MoU with Kuwait DGCA

CAAi signed a MoU with Kuwait DGCA

CAA International (CAAi) the State-to-State technical cooperation arm of the UK Civil Aviation Authority (UK CAA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kuwait Directorate General of Civil Aviation (KDGCA). Witnessed by the UK Secretary of State for Transport, Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, this signing supports future collaboration between CAAi and the DGCA,… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 02-Oct-17

Babcock MCS Offshore boss quits for non-aviation job

Babcock MCS Offshore boss quits for non-aviation job

Aberdeen Harbour Board is delighted to announce that, following an extensive recruitment process, Michelle Handforth is to join in the role of Chief Executive. Michelle, who has 20 years of board and leadership experience in global, multi-site businesses, will succeed Colin Parker in her new role, however, Colin will remain in post as Chief Executive… Read more »

Source: Aberdeen Harbour Board, 02-Oct-17

Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty adds Airbus H125 to fleet

Air Dynasty factory made H-125 (Former AS 350 B3e) Helicopter manufactured by Airbus with Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMI’ has landed on the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). The Helicopter was dispatched from Airbus Helicopter Southeast Asia, Singapore on 13th September and landed today at around 11:55 AM local time in Nepal via transiting… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 29-Sep-17

Skycore Receives AS9100D Certification

Skycore Receives AS9100D Certification

Skycore Aviation announces its AS900D / ISO 9001:2005 certification, the widely adopted, standardized quality management system for the aerospace industry. The AS9100D standard includes requirements specific to: Organizational context Leadership Planning Support Operation Performance evaluation  Improvement “Skycore is committed to providing the highest quality services in operations, maintenance, training and modifications to the aviation… Read more »

Source: Skycore Aviation, 29-Sep-17

Loudoun Sheriff uses drone to track residents at risk

Loudoun Sheriff uses drone to track residents at risk

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) recently acquired a small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS), commonly referred to as a drone. It is the first in Virginia and the sixth in the United States to be equipped with a Project Lifesaver antennae. The Project Lifesaver program is an electronic based locating system for people with medical… Read more »

Source: Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, 29-Sep-17

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Airbus details Helitech offering

Airbus details Helitech offering

Airbus Helicopters is gearing up for an extensive presence at this year’s Helitech International air show, which will take place from 3-5 October at ExCeL London. The world’s leading helicopter manufacturer will display nearly its entire range of aircraft, highlighting the diversity and versatility of its helicopters, many of which are best-sellers in their class…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Sep-17

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Osprey Flight Solutions unveils a risk analysis and management solution

Osprey Flight Solutions unveils a risk analysis and management solution

Osprey Flight Solutions, a new aviation security company, is pleased to be unveiling a ‘breakthrough’ risk analysis and management solution for the industry. Osprey’s innovation will provide all operators with instant access to flight specific, accurate and comprehensive airport, country and overflight risk assessments. For the first time, this analysis will be delivered instantly and… Read more »

Source: Osprey Flight Solutions, 29-Sep-17

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New President named at Kaman Aerospace

New President named at Kaman Aerospace

Kaman Corp. (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Richard R. Barnhart, 57, has been selected to lead the Company’s aerospace segment, effective October 1, 2017, succeeding Gregory L. Steiner, Executive Vice President of Kaman Corporation and President, Kaman Aerospace Group, who will retire from the Company effective January 2, 2018. Barnhart retired from The Barnes Group in 2016 as… Read more »

Source: Kaman Corporation, 29-Sep-17

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ACS expands for growth in rotor blade repair volume

ACS expands for growth in rotor blade repair volume

Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) expands to accommodate growth in rotor blade repair volume, programs for Military and European operators. Advanced Composite Structures (ACS) announced completion of its Sanford, Florida facility expansion from 10,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, additional repair technicians, program directors and quality management personnel.  The recent expansion was necessary to accommodate… Read more »

Source: UH-1 OPS, 29-Sep-17

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Maverick Helicopters partners with Cirque di Soleil

Maverick Helicopters partners with Cirque di Soleil

Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading global entertainment company, Cirque du Soleil®, to launch a one-of-a-kind show and Vegas Nights flight package. The bundle will offer two show options, KÀ™ by Cirque du Soleil or The Beatles™ LOVE™ by Cirque du Soleil, and a spectacular Las Vegas Strip helicopter flight showcasing the… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 29-Sep-17

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Collaboration between CHC, Leonardo & SKYTRAC for Flight Safety Data Transfer

Collaboration between CHC, Leonardo & SKYTRAC for Flight Safety Data Transfer

CHC Helicopter, in collaboration with Leonardo and SKYTRAC, have successfully completed testing of a real-time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) and cockpit Electronic Flight Bag (EFB) solution on an AW139 helicopter. An industry first, the technology includes inflight HUMS analysis with real-time air-to-ground exceedance alerts and automated downloads to Leonardo’s HeliWise analysis software. Live… Read more »

Source: CHC, 29-Sep-17

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Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance training facility nominated for AAA Award

Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance training facility nominated for AAA Award

Our pioneering Immersive Simulation training facility has been nominated for an award at this years’ Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence. Up against East Anglian Air Ambulance and Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust with their latest innovations, we have been nominated for Innovation of the Year, an award that has been sponsored by Sloane Helicopters…. Read more »

Source: Hampshire IOW Air Ambulance, 29-Sep-17

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Metro Aviation deliveres EC155 to Penn State Health

Metro Aviation deliveres EC155 to Penn State Health

Metro Aviation recently delivered an EC155 to Penn State Health.  The new Life Lion is a previously owned corporate aircraft that was purchased from Malaysia.  Metro refurbished the 2011 aircraft and converted the interior to a medical configuration, which will provide more space to carry additional specialty crewmembers than the program’s current fleet of AS365… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 29-Sep-17

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Dubai unmanned taxi progresses with first flight in-country

Dubai unmanned taxi progresses with first flight in-country

Dubai’s Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum launched the maiden concept flight of their Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT). The AAT will be the world’s first self-flying taxi. They hope to introduce the AAT in 2022. The test flight from Jumeirah Beach Park was a success, using the German Volocpter, reports Arabian Aerospace.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Sep-17

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Philippines – PhilJets adds Bell 407GX to fleet

Philippines – PhilJets adds Bell 407GX to fleet

PhilJets has announced the arrival of their new addition to their fleet, the new Bell 407GX helicopter. Scheduled to start flights by the end of the month, it will be the only Bell 407GX helicopter in the Philippines that will be available for charter use. This new addition will be added to their four Airbus… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Sep-17

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Patria Helicopters to reduce headcount by up to 20

Patria Helicopters to reduce headcount by up to 20

Patria Helicopters AB has started employee cooperation negotiations due to financial reasons and due to changes in company’s organization. The negotiations cover all functions and personnel groups in Sweden and they may result in reductions of 20 persons at most.​

Source: Patria Helicopters, 28-Sep-17

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Air Shasta takes delivery of their first Eagle 407HP

Air Shasta takes delivery of their first Eagle 407HP

Air Shasta were excited to take delivery of their first Eagle 407HP, a conversion in which Eagle replaces the standard Bell 407 Rolls Royce engine with a Honeywell HTS900, in July 2017. Air Shasta is a California-based operator with more than 30 years’ experience in helicopter tours, sales, maintenance, flight training and charter services.  Air… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters Australasia, 28-Sep-17

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EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

EBAA Appoints Chief Operations Officer and Communications Director

The European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) has created two new senior positions to help it expand horizons for business aviation in Europe. Robert Baltus has been appointed to the post of Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Eric Drosin has been named Communications Director, effective September 4. Robert Baltus’ aviation experience spans nearly 20 years advising and supporting senior management and executive Boards… Read more »

Source: EBAA, 28-Sep-17

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Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

Access Credit Union is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation to the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment of our… Read more »

Source: STARS, 28-Sep-17

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First Ansat starts EMS work in Pskov Region of Russia

First Ansat starts EMS work in Pskov Region of Russia

[electronic translation] In the Pskov region opened a new Russian helicopter “ANSAT” medical module (RA-20007 tail number), which became the first helicopter ambulance new generation in the region. The machine is supplied in accordance with the program of development of air ambulance in Russia, its operator is the company ZAO “Russian Helicopter Systems.” The helicopter… Read more »

Source: PBC, 28-Sep-17

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Bristow restructures Board of Directors

Bristow restructures Board of Directors

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today announced changes to its board of directors as it executes its long-term board succession plan to achieve an appropriate balance of experience, stability, diversity and fresh thinking of its members, while seeking to reduce the size of the board whenever possible. In March 2018, Bruce H. Stover will step… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 28-Sep-17

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Leonardo exhibits new generation VIP helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Show

Leonardo exhibits new generation VIP helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Show

Leonardo, a leading manufacturer in the global helicopter industry, is exhibiting two of its most successful models in VIP/corporate transport configuration at the Monaco Yacht Show (27-30th September). The company is showcasing a GrandNew light twin and an AW169 light intermediate twin aircraft, both owned by a British private customer and used for VIP transport… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-Sep-17

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Airbus Corporate Helicopters to show H155, H130 and new app at Monaco Yacht Show

Airbus Corporate Helicopters to show H155, H130 and new app at Monaco Yacht Show

ACH (Airbus Corporate Helicopters), Airbus’ private and business helicopter brand, will put on a tour de force with a range of helicopters during the Monaco Yacht Show (MYS), the world’s greatest super yacht event. As the only aircraft manufacturer with a dedicated private and business offering across fixed and rotary wing aircraft, customers will be… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Sep-17

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Dart Aerospace details Helitech offering

Dart Aerospace details Helitech offering

DART Aerospace steps foot in London to exhibit at the famous 2017 Helitech International Helicopter Show! DART is thrilled to announce that it will be exhibiting at the largest helicopter exhibition in Europe, Helitech International 2017. With some exciting new announcements and a large variety of products showcased, passing by BOOTH #F100 is a must!… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 27-Sep-17

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Héli-Union Training Center certified its entrol H135 T2+ FTD Level 2 simulator

Héli-Union Training Center certified its entrol H135 T2+ FTD Level 2 simulator

Last June, Héli-Union Training Center certified its entrol H135 T2+ FTD Level 2 simulator. It is equipped with a spherical visual and a vibration system that allows pilots to feel real effects in the cockpit such us vortex ring, turbulence or ground contact. The simulator has 3-axis autopilot, ACAS, weather radar and dual GTN 750… Read more »

Source: entrol, 27-Sep-17

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes new Chair of Trustees

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes new Chair of Trustees

Jonathan Trower, who has been a Trustee of the Charity since September 2016, takes over from Acting Chair, Rob Forsyth. Jonathan is a Managing Director at DC Advisory, a City-based corporate advisory firm. He and his wife also own a small farming business on the boundary of Hertfordshire and Essex. He is involved with a… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 27-Sep-17

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Helicentre passes 10,000 hours with Guimbal Cabri fleet

Helicentre passes 10,000 hours with Guimbal Cabri fleet

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve reached a huge milestone: 10,000 Guimbal Cabri G2 flying hours! This landmark-hour was flown by a PPL(H) student, Ben from London, who was sent on a solo flight by instructor, Jop Dingemans. Ben was surprised to learn of his achievement upon returning from his flight, which gave him a… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 27-Sep-17

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Changes coming for Turbomeca Africa

Changes coming for Turbomeca Africa

Denel Group received approval to acquire Turbomeca Africa (TMA) in May which is now underway. During this acquisition; TMA’s manufacturing division will be closed down as Denel wants to focus on special processes, maintenance, overhauls and repairs, reports Defence Web.

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CHC CFO gets new job outside helicopter industry

CHC CFO gets new job outside helicopter industry

Flowserve Corporation (NYSE:FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, announced today that Lee Eckert will join Flowserve as senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective October 9, 2017. Mr. Eckert joins Flowserve from CHC Group LLC., a global commercial helicopter service provider to the offshore oil… Read more »

Source: CHC, 26-Sep-17

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Airborne mapping system from 3D Laser Mapping takes off

Airborne mapping system from 3D Laser Mapping takes off

3D Laser Mapping, the industry leader in geospatial technology, is helping survey teams to cover more ground in a shorter space of time with a new aerial mapping system. The ROBIN +WINGS Airborne LiDAR system is an extension of the market leading ROBIN mobile mapping unit which allows survey teams to mount the system to… Read more »

Source: ROBIN +WINGS, 26-Sep-17

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Maverick Helicopters Soars To EDC Las Vegas 2018

Maverick Helicopters Soars To EDC Las Vegas 2018

Maverick Helicopters, the exclusive provider of helicopter travel to Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) Las Vegas, offers attendees the opportunity to elevate their festival experience with VIP flight transfers to and from EDC Las Vegas on May 18, 19 and 20, 2018. “We are thrilled to partner with EDC for the 8th consecutive year and offer… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 26-Sep-17

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Airbus Helicopters works closer with Chinese leasing company

Airbus Helicopters works closer with Chinese leasing company

CMIG Leasing (previously known as CMIFL) and Airbus Helicopters further strengthened their partnership through an agreement signed during China Helicopter Exposition 2017 by TANG Min, President of CMIG Leasing, and Marie-Agnes Veve, General Manager of Airbus Helicopters China. Upon the agreement, the two parties will further deepen their cooperation in civil helicopter operations including navigational… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-17

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JETNET finishes their 7th annual iQ Summit

JETNET finishes their 7th annual iQ Summit

JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, wrapped up its 7th annual JETNET iQ Summit recently, and attendees graded it as an enormous success. With presentations and panel appearances from industry luminaries like NBAA’s Ed Bolen, GAMA’s Pet Bunce, NARA’s Brian Proctor, and NAFA’s Ford von Weise, among many others, attendees were treated… Read more »

Source: JETNET LLC, 26-Sep-17

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Milestone Aviation Poker Tournament Benefits HeliOffshore

Milestone Aviation Poker Tournament Benefits HeliOffshore

There can be no gambling when it comes to safety, but HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations has directly benefitted from a poker tournament held earlier this year. At their fourth annual no-stakes poker tournament, Milestone Aviation funded a prize pool of $50,000 in sponsorship funds to HeliOffshore. The… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 26-Sep-17

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Kitchener Helipad Re-Opens

Kitchener Helipad Re-Opens

The Kitchener helipad that was shut down during June has finally reopened. The helipad was closed due to a construction crane being in the way of helicopter flight paths. During this down time, the helipad had some needed upgrades done, such as replacing lights and repainting. The possibility of flight paths having to be changed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Sep-17

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New Helipad for Portage District General Hospital

New Helipad for Portage District General Hospital

The Portage District General Hospital in Manitoba has accomplished their fundraising goal. Together with the community and a lottery, they were able to raise over $350,000 for a new  STARS Air Ambulance helipad at the hospital. Construction work for the helipad will begin this week, reports Global News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Sep-17

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CPI Aerostructures Signs $8.2 Million Agreement With Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures Signs $8.2 Million Agreement With Sikorsky

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American:CVU) announced today that it has signed a long term supply agreement with Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE:LMT), to manufacture gunner window assemblies for the UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter. This long-term agreement is valued at up to approximately $8.2 million for a period of five years, beginning in 2018… Read more »

Source: CPI Aerostructures, 25-Sep-17

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Shortlist for Air Ambulance Awards announced

Shortlist for Air Ambulance Awards announced

The shortlisted nominees for the 2017 Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence have been announced today. The winners will be revealed at the awards ceremony to be held on 13 November at the Millennium Chelsea Harbour Hotel, London. The independent judging panel met and considered all entries made across the eleven categories. After lengthy deliberation and… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 25-Sep-17

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 for 18th Consecutive Year

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 for 18th Consecutive Year

Hawaii Tribune-Herald announced today their Best of East Hawaii 2017 Awards and named Blue Hawaiian Helicopters the “Best Helicopter/Air Tour” for the 18th year in a row. The only helicopter company serving all four major Hawaiian islands, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been flying with aloha since 1985. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Hawaii… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 25-Sep-17

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ITWL Poland and Thales to integrate rocket launchers onto Mi-24

ITWL Poland and Thales to integrate rocket launchers onto Mi-24

Another XXV edition of the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce will be remembered as the success story of the Air Force Technical Institute. The Institute was honored with the prestigious Defender Award, which the jury awarded for the Jet-2 Jet Flight System, exhibited during the fair with the Ground Control Station and launcher. The… Read more »

Source: ITWL, 25-Sep-17

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Avinco revealed as an Airbus group company

Avinco revealed as an Airbus group company

An investigation is underway to determine whether there is possible corruption within Airbus Helicopters. This is after hundreds of leaked bank records and financial statements were revealed to the public. This information showed that two companies were under the control of Airbus and that money to the sum of €19m was routed via a tax… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Sep-17

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Merlin Technology awarded patent for Rotorcraft autopilot and methods

Merlin Technology awarded patent for Rotorcraft autopilot and methods

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

Source: USPTO, 22-Sep-17

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Airbus awarded patent for Rotor drive system

Airbus awarded patent for Rotor drive system

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

Source: USPTO, 22-Sep-17

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Aviation Professional Services Liability Insurance by Global

Aviation Professional Services Liability Insurance by Global

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

Source: Global Aerospace, 22-Sep-17

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Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to carry blood

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to carry blood

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

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

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Bristow To Present At The 2017 Johnson Rice Energy Conference

Bristow To Present At The 2017 Johnson Rice Energy Conference

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

Source: Bristow, 22-Sep-17

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

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

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

Source: CHC, 22-Sep-17

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Life Link III medical director wins national award

Life Link III medical director wins national award

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

Source: Life Link III, 22-Sep-17

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Helitech International Insight Seminar Speaker line-up revealed

Helitech International Insight Seminar Speaker line-up revealed

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

Source: Helitech International, 21-Sep-17

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Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters

Bell to deliver B505s to Eagle Copters

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

Source: Bell Helicopter, 21-Sep-17

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​Plans Finalized for WAI Girls in Aviation Day

​Plans Finalized for WAI Girls in Aviation Day

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

Source: Women in Aviation, 21-Sep-17

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REACH to place new H125 in Montana

REACH to place new H125 in Montana

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

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

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Bristow Norway wins five year contracts for two S92s

Bristow Norway wins five year contracts for two S92s

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

Source: Bristow Group, 21-Sep-17

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tunnelton Helipad

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Tunnelton Helipad

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Helimission Approved to provide Services in Himachal Pradesh

Helimission Approved to provide Services in Himachal Pradesh

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Rapides Regional Medical Centre awaits FAA Helipad Approval

Rapides Regional Medical Centre awaits FAA Helipad Approval

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Sep-17

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Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

Sikorsky complete first year of S92 spares centre in Norway

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

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Sep-17

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Blue Hawaiian partners with ranch for new tour

Blue Hawaiian partners with ranch for new tour

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

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 20-Sep-17

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Alberta hospital helipad vandalised

Alberta hospital helipad vandalised

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17

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Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

Travis County to sell UH-1 and replace EC145s

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Sep-17

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Thai Aviation Services picks Skytrac for S76D and S92 fleet

Thai Aviation Services picks Skytrac for S76D and S92 fleet

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

Source: SKYTRAC, 19-Sep-17

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance achieves NVIS status

Yorkshire Air Ambulance achieves NVIS status

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

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 19-Sep-17

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Helicentre launches sixth year of Pilot Scholarships

Helicentre launches sixth year of Pilot Scholarships

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

Source: Helicentre, 19-Sep-17

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RACQ LifeFlight builds new base at Archerfield

RACQ LifeFlight builds new base at Archerfield

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

Source: LifeFlight, 19-Sep-17

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Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo 2017

Russian Helicopters to participate in China Helicopter Expo 2017

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

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Sep-17

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India approves Able Aerospace MRO solutions

India approves Able Aerospace MRO solutions

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

Source: Able Aerospace, 19-Sep-17

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Helicopter crash in lake

Helicopter crash in lake

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

Source: Nordic Rotors, 18-Sep-17

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SAFE Structure designs industry first B429 maintenance stands

SAFE Structure designs industry first B429 maintenance stands

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

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

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USHST Announces Second Group of Proposed Safety Enhancement

USHST Announces Second Group of Proposed Safety Enhancement

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

Source: USHST, 15-Sep-17

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

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

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

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

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Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

Waypoint establishing leasing platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China

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

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 15-Sep-17

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Bristow SAR Crew Receives Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award

Bristow SAR Crew Receives Sikorsky Winged-S Rescue Award

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

Source: Bristow, 15-Sep-17

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