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Summit Aviation appoints Logistics Manager

Summit Aviation appoints Logistics Manager

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it has hired Justin Bilek as its Logistics Manager for its Government programs division. Mr. Bilek has more than 12 years of experience in the aerospace industry. Among his duties, he will oversee operational requirements such as purchasing, shipping, receiving, government property management, tool control and… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 06-Nov-17

AvFuel announces NBAA-BACE Rolex winner

AvFuel announces NBAA-BACE Rolex winner

Avfuel announces Glen Rutland of Shoreline Aviation Services—a corporate aircraft management and consulting company—as the lucky pilot who won a Rolex in the Avfuel booth at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition held in Las Vegas this October. Rutland was randomly drawn from a pool of hundreds of people who… Read more »

Source: AvFuel, 06-Nov-17

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Waypoint Publishes Analysis of Super-Medium Class of Helicopters

Waypoint Publishes Analysis of Super-Medium Class of Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has announced results of a study conducted to measure the value proposition of the super medium helicopter model in a changing oil and gas industry. Highlights from the report, which will be shared via publication and a series of Waypoint-hosted webinars, include an… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 06-Nov-17

Rohini Heliport kept separate from Pawan Hans IPO

Rohini Heliport kept separate from Pawan Hans IPO

Pawan Hans has recently set up Rohini Heliport, the first integrated heliport. It is still being kept separate from the Miniratna PSU’s disinvestment process. It’s operations will be run by AAI, reports EENADU India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Nov-17

IBAC Launches Online IS-BAO™ Auditor Currency Training

IBAC Launches Online IS-BAO™ Auditor Currency Training

The International Business Aviation Council (IBAC) has introduced a new online currency training option for its International Standards for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) auditors. As the only voluntary, global safety standard for business aviation, IS-BAO will now offer Professional Auditor Currency Training (PACT) to meet 12-month currency qualification requirements. “We are excited to offer this… Read more »

Source: IBAC, 05-Nov-17

Airbus Completes Sale of Vector Aerospace to StandardAero

Airbus Completes Sale of Vector Aerospace to StandardAero

StandardAero Aviation Holdings, Inc. (“StandardAero”) and Airbus SE (“Airbus”) today announced that they have finalized the acquisition by StandardAero of Vector Aerospace Holding SAS (“Vector”) from Airbus. Vector is a global aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul company, providing responsive, quality support for turbine engines, components, fixed- and rotary-wing aircraft.  A truly international company, it generated… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 05-Nov-17

Salus Aviation and Oceania Aviation Join

Salus Aviation and Oceania Aviation Join

New Zealand-based Salus Aviation Group, has merged with Oceania Aviation, an aviation engineering business with operations at nine locations in New Zealand to become one of the largest general aviation operators and engineering businesses in Australasia. Oceania will further strengthen Salus Aviation’s portfolio of aviation-related businesses. The Salus Group maintains, repairs, overhauls, operates and leases… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 05-Nov-17

Bell booth at Heli-Expo 2017 wins award

Bell booth at Heli-Expo 2017 wins award

 Bell Helicopter and GES were recognized as the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Best Exhibition Display, Stand or Feature category in The 14th Annual International Business Awards, held in Barcelona, Spain. The prestigious award recognized Bell Helicopter’s exhibit at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017. “We are truly honored for our exhibit to win Gold in the… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 05-Nov-17

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Able signs seven year contract with Air Evac Lifeteam

Able signs seven year contract with Air Evac Lifeteam

 Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed a long-term contract renewal with Air Evac Lifeteam, part of Air Medical Group Holdings – the largest air ambulance service in the U.S. The contract designates Able as the exclusive service provider for dynamic component repair and overhaul services for… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 05-Nov-17

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USFS heliski permit allocation unfair, says pilot

USFS heliski permit allocation unfair, says pilot

US Forest Service is looking to giving lower Kenai Peninsula a permit for 200 service day usage for a heli-skiing operation in East Ptarmigan and Mount Ascension. While the offer has been welcomed by many, other feel that it is unfair and that lower Kenai is “playing second fiddle to Girdwood,” reports Homer Tribune.

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-17

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New Zealand – Life Flight Trust appoints new charity Chair

New Zealand – Life Flight Trust appoints new charity Chair

Life Flight Trust is happy to announce their new Charity Chair, Annette King. King has been a former Deputy Leader, MP for Rongotai and Minister of Health. Her predecessor, Catherine Taylor, is happy with her appointment, reports Scoop.

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Nov-17

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FAA certifies optionally-piloted UH1H

FAA certifies optionally-piloted UH1H

The UH-1, originally developed in the late 1950s and made famous by its role in the Vietnam War, was chosen by Aurora for its latest conversion to a robotic vehicle. The Aurora UH-1H, a later version of the UH-1 built in 1977, was initially certified under FAA Order 8130.2, which covers “inhabited” experimental aircraft such… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 02-Nov-17

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HeliOffshore calls – recordings now available

HeliOffshore calls – recordings now available

On 31 October 2017, we hosted two ‘All Member’ conference calls to update members around the world about the association’s progress. Presentations included an update from the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP), and other topics included updates on the Operational Effectiveness, Safety Enablers, System Reliability and Resilience and the Survivability workstreams. Each… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 02-Nov-17

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Russian Helicopters test Ansat in Pakistan

Russian Helicopters test Ansat in Pakistan

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) started testing multi-purpose Ansat helicopter in Pakistan. The objective of testing is to prove the ability to use the machine in high temperatures. At the moment the helicopter has already started test flights. It is planned to expand Ansat’s temperature regime to +50° Celsius. Thus,… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 02-Nov-17

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Last A model Kiowa flies out of Fort Rucker

Last A model Kiowa flies out of Fort Rucker

Twenty feet overhead at the front entrance of the Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, Alabama, is a static display of the Kiowa Warrior OH-58A/C helicopter. It’s the only A/C model Kiowa Warrior that visitors to the museum will see flying in the vicinity these days. The Aviation Center Logistics Command released its last Kiowa… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 02-Nov-17

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STARS team wins 2nd at international competition

STARS team wins 2nd at international competition

Flight paramedic Shannon Koch and flight nurse Thomas Froh came in second place at the Association of Air Medical Service’s 2017 Sim Cup. They represented STARS in Regina and beat five other STARS bases. The skills they learned during the simulations are now cemented in, reports CBC.

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Nov-17

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Oceania Aviation takes new cargo pod to HAC 2017

Oceania Aviation takes new cargo pod to HAC 2017

Both our founding director, Jonathan Bowen and myself, Stephen Boyce, will be attending this years HAC conference as an exhibitor. Joining us at our booth will be a brand new Transport Canada approved Cargo Pod for attendees to view and inspect. This year we are attending HAC with our popular Airborne Systems H125 series Cargo Pod. The… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 01-Nov-17

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Coptersafety launches H145 Level D simulator

Coptersafety launches H145 Level D simulator

Coptersafety, a fast-growing flight training service provider, is taking one of the world’s first H145 level D full flight helicopter simulators into commercial use. The Finnish Civil Aviation Authority has granted the simulator the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) level D certification. Level D is the highest level of full flight simulator qualifications available. “This… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 01-Nov-17

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HNZ sold to new owners

HNZ sold to new owners

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (“HNZ” or the “Corporation“) and PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI“) announced today that, together with Don Wall, the Corporation’s President and CEO, they have entered into an arrangement agreement (the “Arrangement Agreement“) pursuant to which Don Wall, through a wholly-owned acquisition company (the “Canadian… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 01-Nov-17

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 on Kauai

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Voted #1 on Kauai

The Garden Island newspaper announced yesterday their Best of Kauai award winners and named Blue Hawaiian Helicopters number one under “Best Helicopter Tour”. The only helicopter company serving all four major Hawaiian islands, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters has been flying with aloha since 1985 and also ranked in the top three under “Best Air Tour”. “Blue… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 01-Nov-17

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Oceania Aviation appoints US Aircraft Sales Agent

Oceania Aviation appoints US Aircraft Sales Agent

We have known for a while now that selling aircraft occurs in an international market and therefore our aircraft sales team are pleased to introduce the latest addition to the company, Steve Reyna who is based in the state of Texas in the US. Steve is a former Naval Aviator who has flown 20 different types… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 01-Nov-17

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CAMTS Announces First Dual Accreditation

CAMTS Announces First Dual Accreditation

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) awarded several accreditations during its meeting on Oct. 14, 2017: The first dual accreditation for CAMTS-CAMTS EU, a new first time accreditation, a conditional accreditation, and nine reaccreditations.   First Dual Accreditation Embrace Yorkshire & Humber Infant & Children’s Transport Service in South Yorkshire, UK, received… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 01-Nov-17

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Honeywell Hardware Certified for Helicopters

Honeywell Hardware Certified for Helicopters

The helicopter industry can now take advantage of higher-speed onboard Wi-Fi, video transmission and telemedicine capability in Europe and North America using Honeywell’s (NYSE: HON) Connected Aircraft solution, the Aspire™ 200 system. Honeywell was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Aspire 200 satellite communications system on the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 01-Nov-17

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WAI details 2018 scholarships

WAI details 2018 scholarships

Two deadlines are approaching for individuals interested in applying for a Women in Aviation International (WAI) scholarship for 2018. In order to apply, you must be a WAI member as of November 1, 2017. Scholarship applications must be submitted online or postmarked no later than November 13, 2017.  All applications may be submitted online at www.WAI.org… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 01-Nov-17

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Royal Thai Army Lakota enter service

Royal Thai Army Lakota enter service

In 2014, the Royal Thai Army acquired six UH-72A Lakota helicopters from Airbus Group through the US’s foreign military sales programme. After receiving training and in-country support, the Lakotas’ first two years in operation have gone smoothly, an example of hard work and dedicated personnel. The Royal Thai Army (RTA) is Thailand’s largest military branch…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-17

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Airbus receives EASA Certification for Rig’N Fly for the H175

Airbus receives EASA Certification for Rig’N Fly for the H175

Airbus Helicopters has received EASA certification for the Rig’N Fly (Rig Integrated GPS approaches with eNhanced Flyability and safetY) for its H175 super medium helicopter. Already certified for the H225, this avionics upgrade enhances the H175’s offshore mission capability providing fully automatic rig approaches. The automated mode also reinforces flight safety by allowing the crew… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Nov-17

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5 Vitally Important Safety Actions for Helicopter Pilots

5 Vitally Important Safety Actions for Helicopter Pilots

After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has uncovered five vital action items for pilots that will improve safe operations. Focusing pilots on these solutions will allow them to make better choices before and during their flights.  The facts show that failure… Read more »

Source: USHST, 01-Nov-17

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FAA Enhances China Aviation Safety Partnership

FAA Enhances China Aviation Safety Partnership

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) today announced the signing of an implementing agreement under the U.S. – China Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement (BASA) recognizing each other’s regulatory systems with respect to the airworthiness of aviation products and articles. The Implementation Procedures for Airworthiness (IPA) document allows each… Read more »

Source: FAA, 31-Oct-17

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Multiflight becomes Safran Distributor

Multiflight becomes Safran Distributor

Multiflight is proud to become an official Distributor on behalf of the Safran Helicopter Engines Network. “We are delighted to be an official Safran distributor and to be working closely with Safran, a leading global aircraft engine manufacturer,” said Steve Borrowdale, Multiflight’s Managing Director. Safran is a world-leading manufacturer of gas turbine engines for both… Read more »

Source: Multiflight, 31-Oct-17

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Leonardo awards Tods Aerospace – Gold Supplier Status

Leonardo awards Tods Aerospace – Gold Supplier Status

Tods Aerospace, a Unitech Aerospace company and leader in advanced composite materials technologies, has been awarded the Gold Ship to Stock Award from Leonardo Helicopters. The achievement comes as a result of extensive training, audits and sustained quality performance of 99.8% or above over a 12 month period. “Leonardo Helicopters’ Incoming Quality Systems for the… Read more »

Source: Tods Aerospace, 31-Oct-17

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HeliSpeed wins contract with Irish company Six West

HeliSpeed wins contract with Irish company Six West

HeliSpeed, the UK-based pilot services company, concluded a successful Helitech 2017 with an exciting new agreement with Six West, Ireland. Through this agreement, HeliSpeed will provide Six West with helicopter pilot solutions to support their global customer base’s needs, from repositioning of aircraft and ferry flights, to acceptance tests. Geoff Packer, CEO of HeliSpeed, said… Read more »

Source: HeliSpeed, 31-Oct-17

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Era Group Announces Q3 2017 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces Q3 2017 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA) (“Era”), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced it will release financial results for its third quarter 2017 after the market closes on Thursday, November 2, 2017. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Friday, November 3, 2017, to begin at 10:00… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 31-Oct-17

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Rotortrade initiates RTS of 3 H255s

Rotortrade initiates RTS of 3 H255s

Rotortrade Services, an international helicopter distributor and exclusive global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters, is glad to announce it has initiated return to service (RTS) activity on three Airbus H225 helicopters currently being maintained by Vector Aerospace. Rotortrade was mandated earlier this year by a group of lenders to manage the repossession, maintenance and sale of several… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade Services, 31-Oct-17

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Proposed helipad in Nottingham for QMC

Proposed helipad in Nottingham for QMC

It has been announced that plans for a helipad at QMC, Nottingham have changed. The HELP Appeal recognises that the plans for a new integrated emergency Care Centre that will include a rooftop helipad offers a far better solution for urgent and emergency care in Nottingham. The helipad will provide direct access to the Emergency… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 31-Oct-17

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MD Helicopters announces the delivery of MD 600N to Sapura Aero

MD Helicopters announces the delivery of MD 600N to Sapura Aero

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery of a new MD 600N to its Subang, Malaysia-based sales agent, Sapura Aero. Configured with the company’s upgraded FAA type-certified all-glass cockpit, this MD 600N also features single-patient EMS interior from Air Ambulance Technology (AAT). “I am proud to deliver this exquisite aircraft to our partners at Sapura Aero,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 31-Oct-17

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Palm Beach Helicopters announces new concept to transform the Helicopter tourism

Palm Beach Helicopters announces new concept to transform the Helicopter tourism

Palm Beach Helicopters is announcing their innovative new concept that will transform the Helicopter tourism industry. We are bringing the helicopter to the public in a revolutionary way. What IS this revolutionary concept, exactly? Heli Harbor is a unique Water Operations Based Helipad that combines a helicopter flight and a boating experience for those living… Read more »

Source: Palm Beach Helicopters, 30-Oct-17

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NPAS to receive national award for role in terror attacks

NPAS to receive national award for role in terror attacks

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) are to be presented with a prestigious national award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to aviation. The ‘Sword of Honour’ will be presented by the Honorary Company of Air Pilots (HCAP) at a ceremony at London’s Guildhall tomorrow evening. This award marks the highest achievements and excellence within… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 30-Oct-17

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Richard Walker joins Osprey Flight Solutions

Richard Walker joins Osprey Flight Solutions

Richard Walker has been appointed Business Development Director for Osprey Flight Solutions, a brand new company which is introducing a major step change in aviation security expertise. Effective immediately, based out of Leeds, UK, Richard’s day to day role will include building the sales pipeline, closing deals and increasing brand awareness of Osprey and its… Read more »

Source: Osprey Flight Solutions, 30-Oct-17

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CHC Recognised at 2017 CFO of the Year Awards

CHC Recognised at 2017 CFO of the Year Awards

CHC Group was honored by the Dallas Business Journal earlier this week at the Chief Financial Officer of the Year awards in the extra-large company category. The award, presented on October 24, is given to the chief financial officers and teams responsible for outstanding performance within their companies. The award is selected by a panel… Read more »

Source: CHC, 30-Oct-17

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Life Link III awarded Vision Zero Aviation Safety award

Life Link III awarded Vision Zero Aviation Safety award

Life Link III has been named the 2017 recipient of the Vision Zero Aviation Safety award by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a commitment to aviation safety, spotlights specific safety initiatives and encourages the sharing of ideas so others in… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 27-Oct-17

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Bell promotes 407 in African market

Bell promotes 407 in African market

The versatile Bell 407 — over 1400 out of 35,000 aircraft delivered by Bell around the world — is considered to be the smoothest ride in its class. Regarded for its reliability, speed, performance and maneuverability, the Bell 407, delivers exceptional performance as well as a spacious cabin that boasts of club-style seating for premium comfort. This… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 27-Oct-17

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Honeywell Certified To Bring Wi-Fi To Helicopters

Honeywell Certified To Bring Wi-Fi To Helicopters

Honeywell was awarded a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Aspire 200 satellite communications system on the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk and have applied for an FAA STC for the Bell 429, while Transport Canada has certified the system on the Bell 429. The European Aviation Safety Agency… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 27-Oct-17

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Rostec to Arrange Distribution of Ansat Helicopters in Mexico

Rostec to Arrange Distribution of Ansat Helicopters in Mexico

The Rostec State Corporation and its subsidiary holding company Russian Helicopters held negotiations with the Mexican company Craft Avia Center for the sale and maintenance of Ansat helicopters on the Mexican market. As of today, Craft Avia Center has submitted an application to the aviation authorities of Mexico for validation of the Russian flight certificate… Read more »

Source: The Rostec State Corporation, 27-Oct-17

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Sikorsky Conducts CRH Training Systems Critical Design Review

Sikorsky Conducts CRH Training Systems Critical Design Review

This marks an important step in developing maintenance and aircrew training devices, courseware products and the training required to support the initial CRH maintenance and aircrew cadre. This progress is critical to the smooth entry of the HH-60W aircraft into the U.S. Air Force (USAF) fleet. The joint Sikorsky and Air Force teams met over… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 27-Oct-17

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SevenBar Aviation partners with Truth Data

SevenBar Aviation  partners with Truth Data

SevenBar Aviation is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Truth Data Insights as part of the ongoing Safety Management System expansion and flight data monitoring (FDM) initiative. “This partnership with Truth Data Insights will allow us to further develop and fine-tune a robust and effective quality assurance program, not only for… Read more »

Source: SevenBar Aviation, 27-Oct-17

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HeliOffshore Director explains benefits of safety intelligence data sharing in video

HeliOffshore Director explains benefits of safety intelligence data sharing in video

Safety intelligence data sharing is a big part of HeliOffshore’s mission to enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. It is set to play an even bigger part, as operations director Francois Lassale explained in a new video interview with FINN: http://tinyurl.com/yaah7mb2

Source: HeliOffshore, 27-Oct-17

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SAFE Structure designs maintenance stands for Halo Flight

SAFE Structure designs maintenance stands for Halo Flight

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 universal maintenance stands to outfit the Bell 407 and Bell 429 for Halo Flight in Corpus… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E, 27-Oct-17

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UK invests £90M in Helicopter training centre

UK invests £90M in Helicopter training centre

The Ministry of Defence has announced an over £90 million investment in a world-leading helicopter simulation centre to help train the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy helicopter pilots of the future. The simulators put pilots through their paces, replicating extreme real-life scenarios, from flying in blizzards or under enemy fire to dealing with power failures… Read more »

Source: The Ministry of Defence, 27-Oct-17

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Queensland Government orders two more AW139s

Queensland Government orders two more AW139s

Leonardo announced today that the Government of Queensland in Australia has placed an order for two additional AgustaWestland AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircrafts are expected to enter into service by December 2018 performing emergency medical services and search and rescue missions over land and sea. The AW139s will replace two older helicopter models… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Oct-17

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Merlin Technology Inc awarded patent for Emergency collective actuator and method for a helicopter

Merlin Technology Inc awarded patent for Emergency collective actuator and method for a helicopter

A helicopter includes a rotor system having a rotor with an adjustable pitch that is controlled at least in part by a pilot using a collective control and which helicopter generates a Low RPM signal that is indicative of a threshold low rotational speed of the rotor. An actuator arrangement can move the collective control by exerting a force… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 26-Oct-17

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QinetiQ awarded patent for rotor blade anti-icing and de-icing

QinetiQ awarded patent for rotor blade anti-icing and de-icing

An electrothermal heater mat for anti-icing or de-icing of a helicopter rotor blade or other aerodynamic surface comprises a substrate, such as a flexible polyimide sheet, bearing tracks of a material of selected electrical resistivity, these tracks being formed by printing onto the substrate with a thermosetting ink loaded with electrically conductive (e.g. carbon) particles. Electrical bus… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 26-Oct-17

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Heliand add Bell 429 to fleet

Heliand add Bell 429 to fleet

The principality of Andorra, nestled in the Pyrennes mountains between France and Spain, is the latest country to have a Bell 429.  Local operator Heliand was noted operating serial number 57324 on Friday 20th, still carrying its Canadian test registration C-FUBT.  The aircrraft is painted in the same yellow and blue scheme that their EC135… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopters participate in Trade and Industrial forum

Russian Helicopters participate in Trade and Industrial forum

Russian Helicopters holding company (member of Rostec corporation) participated in the forum ‘Trade and Industrial Dialogue: Russia and Mexico’. Andrey Boginsky, General Director of the holding company has spoken at a plenary session ‘Russian hour. Russian helicopters for Latin America: market development reality and perspectives’. The Head of Russian Helicopters outlined the company’s position in… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 25-Oct-17

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Simhawk Launches Annual Simulator Training Survey

Simhawk Launches Annual Simulator Training Survey

Simhawk Inc., announced the launch of its first Annual Simulator Training Survey. The survey is open to all flight operations and individuals that utilize flight simulators for training. It will provide the first ever overall view of customer satisfaction in the industry, analyzing customer satisfaction as well as availability, pricing, and a number of other… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 25-Oct-17

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Netherlands to host 8th EDA Helicopter Tactics Symposium

Netherlands to host 8th EDA Helicopter Tactics Symposium

On 14-16 November 2017, the Royal Netherlands Air Force will host the 8th Helicopter Tactics Symposium in Rijen (South Holland). Organized under the European Defence Agency’s (EDA) Helicopter Exercise Programme (HEP), it will allow European helicopter crews to discuss and share experience in helicopter techniques, tactics and procedures. Helicopter tactics instructors and experts from several… Read more »

Source: EDA, 25-Oct-17

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Truth Data Provides Flight Data Monitoring for Bell 407GX’s

Truth Data Provides Flight Data Monitoring for Bell 407GX’s

Truth Data announces that it now has proven its capability to read and analyze flight data from the Garmin G1000 Integrated Flight Deck, such as is installed on the Bell 407GX. Truth Data provides flight operations and quality assurance (FOQA) and flight data monitoring (FDM) services for data analytics, post-flight visualization and reporting to both… Read more »

Source: Truth Data, 25-Oct-17

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Rocketroute adds two more integrated services

Rocketroute adds two more integrated services

Air Culinaire Worldwide® and Universal Private TransportSM announced last week, during the National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA) annual conference, a new integration with RocketRoute. With this new fusion of technology, RocketRoute’s Marketplace users will be able to seamlessly place catering orders and hire ground transportation with the click of a button. “We are extremely excited… Read more »

Source: RocketRoute, 25-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopter Systems receives Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopter Systems receives Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopter Systems has added a fourth medevac Ansat helicopter to their fleet. It was bought from State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), reports Russian Aviation Insider.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Oct-17

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Mathieu Albert (41) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence. Mathieu Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines, in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for Supply Chain activities and MRO services. On 1st January 2016, Mathieu became CEO… Read more »

Source: Safran, 24-Oct-17

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Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 chopper to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 chopper to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter Pvt Ltd brought its third brand new Turbine Robinson R66 helicopter, designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company in CA, USA for commercial operations in the country, a statement issued by the company today said. According to the Officials from Prabhu Helicopter, the company’s third chopper reached its base at Pokhara Airport on… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-17

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MD Helicopters building fifth MD520N in eight years

MD Helicopters building fifth MD520N in eight years

Back in May, MD Helicopters reported the sale of a new MD520N helicopter, which our research suggests will be only the fifth of this model they have built since the start of 2010.  That’s not what you would readily call a commercial success, but kudos to MD for retaining all the facilities to be able… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Oct-17

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ALEA Releases Standards for Public Safety sUAS Programs

ALEA Releases Standards for Public Safety sUAS Programs

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) is pleased to announce the adoption and release of the Standards for Public Safety Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Programs. These standards were developed by the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) under contract to ALEA for use by the public safety aviation community. Public safety agencies considering sUAS… Read more »

Source: ALEA, 23-Oct-17

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HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore has published an updated version of its Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). The latest version includes two new annexes developed by the association’s HUMS working group, which consists of representatives from operators, OEMs and other industry experts. A subgroup under the leadership of Jason Alamond, HUMS program manager with… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Oct-17

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LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. and Enstrom Helicopter sign Contract

LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. and Enstrom Helicopter sign Contract

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract for six  480B-G turbine helicopters with LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. in the Czech Republic. The Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic, Dan Tucek and Roland VanHees from DSA, provided the coordination for marketing, flight demonstrations, sales support and contract negotiations for this program. Known as the 480B-G, Enstrom’s turbine-powered… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 23-Oct-17

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First Mi-28UB helicopters ready to be transferred

First Mi-28UB helicopters ready to be transferred

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) announces availability of the first batch of training and combat Mi-28UB helicopters for the Ministry of Defense. Machines have already passed through the whole set of factory tests. The first helicopters are scheduled for transfer to the military department in November 2017. The main difference of Mi-28UB is the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 23-Oct-17

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Further speakers announced for UK EMS conference

Further speakers announced for UK EMS conference

Dr Ami Jones MBE, Interim National Director, EMRTS Cymru will update delegates on the advances the EMRTS Cymru. Originally from Shropshire, Dr Jones is a Consultant in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pre-Hospital Medicine within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. She is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves with 203 Field Hospital and… Read more »

Source: AAA, 23-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopter hold promotional event in Mexico

Russian Helicopter hold promotional event in Mexico

The Russian Hour – a traditional conference that represents the Russian helicopter industry on global markets – to be held this October 23, in Mexico City (Mexico). The event is organized by Russian Exhibition Systems with the support of the Helicopter Industry Association (HIA) with Russian Helicopters acting as a general sponsor. The event is… Read more »

Source: HIA, 23-Oct-17

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FlightSafety promotes Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety promotes Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety International announces that Scott Goodwin has been promoted to Vice President, Simulation. “We are pleased to promote Scott to Vice President, Simulation,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President. “Scott has the experience, leadership abilities and business skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Oct-17

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XTI reports more orders for VTOL TriFan 600 from NBAA Conference

XTI reports more orders for VTOL TriFan 600 from NBAA Conference

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today it received several additional orders and deposits from customers under its pre-sales program.  “We’re pleased with the strong interest that we received at NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention,” said Robert LaBelle, Chief Executive Officer of XTI. “These are serious buyers who reserved a priority number for the eventual commercial production… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 23-Oct-17

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

François-Xavier Foubert (46) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations. He succeeds Laurent Mazoué who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After working with the production and development of special batteries for Alcatel, in 2003 François Xavier Foubert joined Safran Aircraft Engines as Deputy Manager of the Châtellerault plant, dedicated to CFM56 parts… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Oct-17

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Former Sikorsky and Schweizer facility close to being sold

Former Sikorsky and Schweizer facility close to being sold

Chemung County are almost complete with a deal to sell the former Sikorsky facility in Big Flats. They are waiting for written approval from the FAA. Should the deal go through, they will sell the facility for $2.8 million, reports Weny.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-17

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Philippine telecom company commercialises flight dept

Philippine telecom company commercialises flight dept

Pacific Global One are now offering charter helicopter flights across the Philippines. They have two helicopters in their fleet, a Beechcraf Super King Air 350 and a Bell 429. Their pilots are former Navy Veterans and Philippine Air Force, reports The Standard.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-17

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ALEA Public Safety Drone Expo Opens in New Orleans

ALEA Public Safety Drone Expo Opens in New Orleans

The inaugural Public Safety Drone Expo opened on Monday with three courses: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations; Safety Management Systems and Human Factors for UAS Operations; and Remote Pilot-InCommand. This inaugural event, produced by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, is being held at the New Orleans DoubleTree Hotel and runs through Thursday, October 19th. Public… Read more »

Source: ALEA, 20-Oct-17

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ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine

ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine

ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire SKYTRAC, a  full-service, data-driven solutions provider for the global aviation industry. SKYTRAC will report into ACR Electronics, Inc. The alignment of these two leading companies will create a comprehensive product… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 20-Oct-17

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Metro Aviation celebrates 35 years of operation

Metro Aviation celebrates 35 years of operation

This year marks 35 years of a commitment to safety, quality and customer service for Metro Aviation, a privately-owned, traditional air medical operator. The company has enjoyed a long tradition of innovation and “firsts” in the industry, and it currently operates more than 140 aircraft for 35 air medical programs across the United States. Metro… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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