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Boeing partners with 10 German Aerospace Companies

Boeing partners with 10 German Aerospace Companies

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and ten German aerospace companies reached agreements today to partner on a range of business opportunities on the H-47 Chinook, a contender in Germany’s STH heavy-lift helicopter competition. The agreements with AERO-Bildungs GmbH, Aircraft Philipp, CAE Elektronik GmbH, COTESA, Diehl Defence, Honeywell, Liebherr-Aerospace, Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH, Rockwell Collins, and Rolls-Royce… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 26-Apr-18

Airbus presents latest innovations at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

Airbus presents latest innovations at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show

Airbus will present its extensive product portfolio and a number of innovations at the 2018 ILA Berlin Air Show from 25 to 29 April, and will once again be the largest single exhibitor. This year’s ILA partner country is France. Airbus Helicopters will have a significant presence at ILA ranging from successful military products to its… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-18

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Donaldson IBFs approved for installation on H125

Donaldson IBFs approved for installation on H125

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the H125 (formerly AS350) Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) Supplemental Type Certificate, clearing the way for installation of IBFs on Airbus H125 helicopters in China.Baoli Aviation is the first operator in China to… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 25-Apr-18

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Canada Certifies Increased Gross Weight for S-92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), announced today Canadian certification for the expanded gross weight capability option for new S-92® helicopters. The option increases the maximum take-off weight from 26,500 to 27,700 pounds, allowing operators to carry an additional 1,200 pounds of payload. This capability was first certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 25-Apr-18

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota and ASA signs cooperation agreement

Helisota – an international provider of integrated maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), training services for rotorcraft aviation signs cooperation agreement with ASA – Airline Software Applications ApS regarding the promotion of IT solution for CAMOs and MROs. “We are happy to announce that ASA joins Helisota as a partner. ASA is the expert of world-wide… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 25-Apr-18

Waypoint Leases H135s to ALT

Waypoint Leases H135s to ALT

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it recently completed a lease transaction for one H135 helicopter to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ALT”) in Germany to be used for pilot training. The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s seventh H135 delivery, as well as its first transaction with ALT…. Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 25-Apr-18

New Executive Vice President of PRISM appointed

New Executive Vice President of PRISM appointed

ARGUS International is proud to announce that John Illson has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ARGUS International.  In his new role, John will be responsible for providing leadership and direction for the five independent PRISM divisions that deliver multiple services to the… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 25-Apr-18

HELP to fund new DIFFS at Manchester University Hospitals

HELP to fund new DIFFS at Manchester University Hospitals

The HELP Appeal, the only charity in the UK to fund vital infrastructure for hospital helipads, is funding the installation of a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust’s new helipad, which is due for completion by end of 2018. The £615,000 donation made today covers both the third £250,000… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 25-Apr-18

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StandardAero Celebrates First Anniversary as GE T700 Authorized MRO Provider

StandardAero Celebrates First Anniversary as GE T700 Authorized MRO Provider

StandardAero is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its appointment by GE Aviation as a T700 Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider (AMROP) at this year’s Army Aviation Association of America Summit (AAAA) taking place April 25 – 27 (Booth #547).  This approval extended StandardAero’s (formerly Vector Aerospace – Helicopters Services North America) now 19-year association… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 25-Apr-18

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Japan Coast Guard orders one more H225

Japan Coast Guard orders one more H225

Airbus Helicopters has secured an additional order of one H225 helicopter from the Japan Coast Guard (JCG), bringing JCG’s H225 fleet to ten units. JCG currently operates three AS332s and five H225s, both from the Super Puma family. With this new order, the customer’s Super Puma fleet will grow to 13 units by March 2021, becoming the largest Super Puma… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Apr-18

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Air Alderney prepares for EC155 scheduled services

Air Alderney prepares for EC155 scheduled services

A new operator based in the Channel Island of Alderney is planning to start scheduled services with both fixed and rotary wing.  Expected destinations include Jersey – one of the main pair of Channel Islands, the French town of Cherbourg and south coast UK airports at Lee-on-the-Solent and Shoreham. The longer routes, certainly the two… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Apr-18

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First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

First Bell 505 delivered to Mexico

“The Bell 505 works for us because of its high and hot performance and we were exclusively looking for max pick up weight with the ability to hover at 10,000 feet,” said Mr. Bernardo Moreno, CEO, Red Wings S.A. de C.V.” The first Bell 505 to be operated in Mexico will be used to support… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 24-Apr-18

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EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

EASA certifies Safran Arriel 2H on Avicopter AC312E

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Arriel 2H engine, installed in the Avicopter AC312E. This Arriel variant was selected in 2015 to power this helicopter developed by AVIC Harbin Aircraft Industry Group, a subsidiary of Avic (Aviation Industry Corporation of China). The AC312E made its maiden… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 23-Apr-18

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EASA Management Board re-elects Executive Director

EASA Management Board re-elects Executive Director

EASA’s Management Board re-elects Patrick Ky as the Agency’s Executive Director. The Management Board of the European Aviation Safety Agency announces the re-election by a unanimous vote of Patrick Ky (50) as the Agency’s Executive Director for a second term of 5 years.Patrick Ky declared: “It is an honour and privilege to have been entrusted… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Apr-18

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VR-Technologies of Russian Helicopters start tests of VRT300 UAV

VR-Technologies of Russian Helicopters start tests of VRT300 UAV

VR-Technologies design bureau, part of Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) started bench tests of the main systems and assemblies of VRT300 unmanned helicopter. Aircraft flight tests are scheduled to begin by the end of 2018. To date, functional and technical configuration of civil unmanned helicopter has been agreed with a range of Russian… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 23-Apr-18

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AHS Rebrands as “The Vertical Flight Society”

AHS Rebrands as “The Vertical Flight Society”

The American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, Inc. today announced that it is changing its name to The Vertical Flight Society — the tagline that it has used in various forms for the past half-century. Incorporated on June 25, 1943 as the “American Helicopter Society, Inc.” and known as “AHS International” since 1997, the Society is the… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 23-Apr-18

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Rostec to create VRT500 prototype by the end of 2019

Rostec to create VRT500 prototype by the end of 2019

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) will produce light utility helicopter prototype, VRT500, designed by VR-Technologies design bureau, by the end of 2019. Helicopter rotor system strength tests are now underway. VR-Technologies’ specialists are going to start aerodynamic tests in the nearest time. The helicopter is expected to be supplied in the following configurations:… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 23-Apr-18

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Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Ardiden 3C obtains EASA type certification

Safran Helicopter Engines has received EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) engine type certification for its Ardiden 3C. Powering the Avicopter AC352, the engine has been jointly developed and built by Safran Helicopter Engines, Dongan and HAPRI, parts of the Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC) consortium. Known in China as the WZ16, it should be… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 23-Apr-18

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Virginia State Police Honour Late Trooper

Virginia State Police Honour Late Trooper

The Virginia State Police have honoured one of their troopers, Berke Bates, who was killed in a helicopter crash, by naming the helipad in Chesterfield County after him. The helicopter crashed during a white supremacist rally last year August. They hope that this memorial will help bring pride to Berke’s wife and two children, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Apr-18

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Elbit Systems to Showcase a Modular Mission Helicopters Package

Elbit Systems to Showcase a Modular Mission Helicopters Package

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or the “Company”) will showcase (booth #202 Hall 3) a modular package of solutions enabling the entire helicopter mission envelope, including: advanced tactical flight in Degraded Visual Environment (DVE), multi-role missions, Combat Search And Rescue (CSAR) as well as training and simulation. A complete Media Kit… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 20-Apr-18

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New Trustee for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

New Trustee for Essex & Herts Air Ambulance

Roy Marfleet, Chairman of Essex-based MDS Civil Engineering has been appointed as a Trustee of Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). Mr Marfleet, who has been a rugby referee for the last 25 years and officiated at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, has been a keen supporter of EHAAT for a number of years. He… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 20-Apr-18

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Helicentre Announces 2019 US FAA CPL(H) Scholarship

Helicentre Announces 2019 US FAA CPL(H) Scholarship

Leading UK helicopter training organisation Helicentre Aviation Academy has announced it will be bringing it’s Professional Helicopter Pilot Scholarship Program to the United States. As the company moves into it’s seventh year offering training scholarships, they are now offering another life-changing opportunity to help budding pilots fast-track their way onto the career ladder. Helicentre Aviation… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation Academy, 20-Apr-18

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ARSA Supports Effort to Increase Part 147 School Flexibility

ARSA Supports Effort to Increase Part 147 School Flexibility

ARSA submitted supportive comments to the Federal Register notice related to a Southern Utah University petition for exemption from the curriculum requirements of Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) § 147.21(a)-(c). SUU is an accredited member of the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities and an ARSA educational member. The school is planning to expand its existing aviation program –… Read more »

Source: ARSA, 20-Apr-18

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EASA go to AERO 2018 with vision for the future of GA

EASA go to AERO 2018 with vision for the future of GA

At this year’s AERO international GA fair (Friedrichshafen, Germany, 18th– 21st April 2018), EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods and his team presented the latest achievements of the GA Roadmap where milestones have been reached and implementation of many improved rules has started to happen. “The GA Roadmap project succeeded in establishing an effective cooperative spirit between EASA, stakeholders… Read more »

Source: EASA, 20-Apr-18

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DRF upgrades Christoph 47 base from BK117 to H145

DRF upgrades Christoph 47 base from BK117 to H145

[electronic translation] DRF Luftrettung presented the new rescue helicopter “Christoph 47” at its station in Greifswald, a state-of-the-art EC 145. Harry Glawe, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Health of the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, took part in the official commissioning of the red and white Engine in the cockpit. Greifswald. There was tense silence as… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 20-Apr-18

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Western Australian Police start process to replace ageing BK117

Western Australian Police start process to replace ageing BK117

The WA Police have been given the green light to purchase a new helicopter. They currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 and a Eurocopter AS365 N3 Dauphin. The Police and Road Safety Minister will announce the funding of the new $26.9 million helicopter on Tuesday, reports WA Today.

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-18

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New operator launches in Fiji with a Bell 212

New operator launches in Fiji with a Bell 212

Elite Aviation is the first local commercial aviation service in Fiji. They provide EMS and disaster management services with their Bell 212. They hope to expand in the coming years, with larger helicopters. The idea for the company came from couple Alaena and Mathew Hill, who were affected by the floods in Fiji in 2011-2012…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-18

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Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

Philippines National Police receives first of three Bell 429s

The Philippine National Police received their first new Bell 429 helicopter this past Monday. They are expecting two more. The new twin-engine helicopters will be used for air support to ground troops as well as disaster response, reports Rappler.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Apr-18

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First Utility H145 in US delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

First Utility H145 in US delivered to San Diego Gas & Electric

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has delivered a new Airbus H145 to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), a major Southern California public utility company, which has put the aircraft to use supporting its vast electric transmission and distribution network. This helicopter is the first H145 in utility service in the U.S. Other operations of the modern… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Apr-18

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SAFE Structure sells Nassau County Police with Bell 429 maintenance stands

SAFE Structure sells Nassau County Police with Bell 429 maintenance stands

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced that it has successfully satisfied its contract for the custom design, engineering and manufacturing of safety-first ergonomic Bell 429 maintenance stands for the Nassau… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 19-Apr-18

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Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran signs by-the-hour support contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed Support-By-Hour (SBH®) contracts with Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters and Rainier Heli International, covering engines powering the operators’ H125 and H130 fleets. Each contract formalizes a seven year Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) agreement supporting a total of 16 Arriel 2D engines for Papillon with an additional three engines added over… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 19-Apr-18

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Lockheed Chairman, President and CEO receives 2018 Edison Achievement Award

Lockheed Chairman, President and CEO receives 2018 Edison Achievement Award

Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson accepted the 2018 Edison Achievement Award at the annual Edison Awards gala. The Edison Awards Steering Committee selected her for making a significant and lasting contribution to the world of innovation through her career, her leadership and her achievements. “I’m humbled and I’m honored to accept this award on behalf of the 100,000… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 19-Apr-18

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The Air Ambulance Service welcomes CQC report

The Air Ambulance Service welcomes CQC report

The Air Ambulance Service charity has welcomed a Care Quality Commission (CQC) report into the excellent standard of emergency and urgent care it provides following a comprehensive inspection of services. The published report highlights the exceptional work of The Air Ambulance Service which provides the national Children’s Air Ambulance and two local air ambulances –… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 19-Apr-18

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ARA Flugrettung and ARBÖ present new helicopters and cooperation

ARA Flugrettung and ARBÖ present new helicopters and cooperation

[electronic translation] The ARA air rescue presented today at their station in Reutte the new emergency ambulance “RK-2”. The state-of-the-art, high-performance H 145 is the first of its type to go into service in Austria and represents a generational change in the country’s air rescue. The ARBÖ automobile club and the ARA air rescue also officially… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 19-Apr-18

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Russian Helicopters delivers two ship-based Ka-226T

Russian Helicopters delivers two ship-based Ka-226T

Kumertau Aviation Production Enterprise (KumAPE) of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered another two ship-based Ka-226T rotorcraft to the customer, thus completing contract execution ahead of schedule. The helicopters successfully accomplished the entirety of acceptance tests and are to join the special-purpose state aviation fleet shortly. The current delivery is the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 18-Apr-18

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CHC Australia secures Search and Rescue Continuation with RAAF

CHC Australia secures Search and Rescue Continuation with RAAF

CHC Group announced they have signed a 30-month contract continuation with Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) to provide search and rescue services at five bases around Australia. As part of the continuation, six new generation AW139 aircraft will replace the current S76 SAR helicopter fleet flying for RAAF. The first of these aircraft have already… Read more »

Source: CHC, 18-Apr-18

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Pakistan continues helicopter fleet renewal with order for additional AW139s

Pakistan continues helicopter fleet renewal with order for additional AW139s

Leonardo announced today that the Government of Pakistan will introduce into service an undisclosed number of additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The aircraft will be used to perform utility, passenger transport and emergency medical service operations across the nation. The helicopters will be delivered in early 2019. This latest fleet expansion is a further… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Apr-18

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Guardian Flight appoints new VP of Base Operations

Guardian Flight appoints new VP of Base Operations

Guardian Flight Inc. has named Randy Lyman Vice President of Base Operations for the leading air medical transport company. As a member of the Executive Management Team, he reports to Fred Buttrell, Guardian Flight President and President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which  is Guardian’s parent company. Lyman is responsible for all… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 18-Apr-18

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DRF takeover of the RTH station for 20th time

DRF takeover of the RTH station for 20th time

A man suffers from severe pain in the chest, a small girl is seriously injured in a car accident – in an emergency every minute counts! In a maximum of two minutes, the crew of the “Christoph 27” will be in the air to bring emergency medical care to people in an emergency. On 1 April, the… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 18-Apr-18

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CHC Norway Wins Contract Extension with Aker BP

CHC Norway Wins Contract Extension with Aker BP

CHC Group announced it has signed a two-year contract extension with Aker BP to support their infield shuttle at the greater Valhall field in the Norwegian North Sea. “I’m delighted that we have been selected by Aker BP. We have been their aviation partner since the production start-up in 1982, and we value the continued… Read more »

Source: CHC, 17-Apr-18

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Indian delegation to visit Kamov Design Bureau

Indian delegation to visit Kamov Design Bureau

A delegation from the Indian MoD is to visit Kamov Design Bureau of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec) in order to participate in the demonstration flight of a light utility Ka-226T rotorcraft and to familiarize themselves with its ship-based version. In November 2017, the Government of India approved a tender for the procurement… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Apr-18

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Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for GE Aviation

Columbia Helicopters to become the Total Logistics Support provider for GE Aviation

Columbia Helicopters, Inc. (Columbia) and GE Aviation (GE) are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement whereby Columbia Helicopters will become the Total Logistics Support provider for all operators and maintainers of T58 and CT58 engines with the sole exception being the T58-400B engine model used for executive transport by the US Government…. Read more »

Source: Columbia Helicopters, 17-Apr-18

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FLYT launches industry first digital helicopter booking platform

FLYT launches industry first digital helicopter booking platform

FLYT, a brand new digital helicopter booking service allowing customers to instantly view quotes from an extensive range of UK helicopter operators and book online via desktop, tablet or smartphone, is now live with the aim of lowering the cost of rotary travel and making it more accessible to a wider customer base.   FLYT… Read more »

Source: FLYT, 17-Apr-18

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Russia and India finalized Ka-226T configuration

Russia and India finalized Ka-226T configuration

The Indian side approved the technical configuration of the light utility Ka-226T helicopter developed by Russian Helicopters Holding Company to be assembled by Joint Venture Indo-Russian Helicopters Limited in India. The project on the delivery of 200 Ka-226T units and establishment of Ka-226T serial production in India is being implemented under the intergovernmental agreement signed… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 17-Apr-18

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CHC Australia Names Two New AW189 Helicopters

CHC Australia Names Two New AW189 Helicopters

CHC Helicopter unveiled the Ngarluma names of their two new AW189 helicopters in Karratha. The chosen names, Garlawirrura and Warduwardura, are the Ngarluma words for dragonfly and a small inland grass bird that hovers. The two twin-engine aircraft carry up to 16 passengers per flight to and from Woodside’s installations on the North West Shelf…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 17-Apr-18

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DRF reports operational stats for 2017

DRF reports operational stats for 2017

A total of 36,283 times, DRF air-rescue crews were alerted last year to provide emergency medical help to severely injured or ill people, or fly them to specialized centers for treatment (2016: 35,846). The proportion of operations carried out in the dark was once again around one fifth at the 24-hour stations. The DRF Luftrettung has been… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 16-Apr-18

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HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

HELICAL becomes first operator in the South Pacific to choose HCare Smart

HELICAL, a member of the HCM Group of New Caledonia, recently became the first South Pacific company to choose Airbus’ HCare Smart contract. Under the service, scheduled and unscheduled events are covered by a dedicated worldwide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pool, ensuring the helicopter’s availability at all times, while maintenance costs are optimised and therefore… Read more »

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Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced the winners of its 2017 Supplier Recognition Award program. The ten recipient companies were honored for exhibiting exceptional leadership that celebrates our SPIRIT Values. Awards were given in two areas: focus on execution and doing business better.   ConocoPhillips’ business units around the world generated nominations internally, with winners chosen by a… Read more »

Source: ConocoPhillips, 16-Apr-18

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Ausgrid begins annual bushfire helicopter safety patrols

Ausgrid begins annual bushfire helicopter safety patrols

Ausgrid crews are beginning annual helicopter patrols this week to inspect the electricity network for any potential bushfire hazards. This year two helicopters will be used to inspect areas of our network in bushfire prone parts of Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter. Ausgrid Chief Operating Officer Trevor Armstrong said the flights are the… Read more »

Source: Ausgrid, 16-Apr-18

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CHC corporate values and have helped company evolve

CHC corporate values and have helped company evolve

Simplicity, Agility, Collaboration, Innovation and Ownership. Five words that hold the secret to CHC Helicopter’s success. Despite challenging market conditions in the energy sector, our corporate values and have helped us adapt, develop smarter, safer ways of working and embrace new opportunities. Nowhere has this rapid evolution been more apparent than in the emerging field… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Apr-18

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Dam Helicopters to Help with EMS

Dam Helicopters to Help with EMS

Dunc Wassick, owner of Dam Helicopters, has used his company to help with EMS rescues in West Kootenay. Although Dam Helicopters specializes in mining, forestry, wildlife management, tourism flights, EMS as well as hydro power, Dunc has ensured that the helicopter is available to be called out for medical emergency services. He believes that the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-18

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Māia Health Foundation Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

Māia Health Foundation Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

The Māia Health Foundation has reached their goal of raising $519,000 in their crowdfunding campaign to build a helipad atop Christchurch Hospital. The campaign, called the 13 Minute campaign was met with great enthusiasm from the community. There has been a rise of 40% in helicopter call outs in the area in the past year…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-18

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Helicopter Line reviews flight safety

Helicopter Line reviews flight safety

Helicopter Lines has had to undergo a review of their safety processes, after four crashes in the span of three years. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has requested that the company undergo this procedure with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that their safety assurance and risk management were in order, reports ODT.

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance praised by CQC inspection report

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance praised by CQC inspection report

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been highly praised by independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following an inspection earlier this year, the CQC highlighted areas of outstanding practice at the Charity’s two airbases – in North Weald and Earls Colne – with no recommendations for further improvement. Inspectors said: “The staff’s… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 12-Apr-18

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Boeing recognizes supplier of the year

Boeing recognizes supplier of the year

East/West Industries, Inc. has been recognized as a Supplier of the Year in the Global Supplier Diversity category by The Boeing Company. East/West was one of just 13 companies honored April 11 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.In February, East/West was notified that it was one of 85 companies worldwide to receive the Boeing… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 12-Apr-18

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50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters with the H160 carrying this sound-reducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft. The idea behind shrouding the tail rotor was initially developed to provide additional safeguards… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Apr-18

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Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of Universal Avionics

Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of Universal Avionics

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of the privately-owned U.S. company Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (“Universal Avionics”) for a purchase price of approximately $120 million.  Headquartered in Tucson Arizona, and operating in several facilities across the U.S., Universal Avionics is… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 12-Apr-18

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Guardian Flight Engages Baldwin Safety & Compliance

Guardian Flight Engages Baldwin Safety & Compliance

Guardian Flight has engaged Baldwin Safety & Compliance as a resource for the leading critical care air medical transport company’s safety system needs. Baldwin Safety & Compliance, headquartered in South Carolina, is a recognized leader in customized safety and quality management, and business solutions. “We are pleased to have the added services of a leader… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 11-Apr-18

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Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety, an independent helicopter flight training service provider, has updated its H145 helicopter simulator avionics software with Helionix Step 2. Furthermore, it has now been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) under EASA regulations.  In order to provide immersive and most realistic training experience available on the market, Coptersafety is the first in the world to offer Helionix STEP… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 11-Apr-18

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Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B

Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S Transponder, which is designed specifically for single antenna applications across all fixed and rotary wing applications. This second version joins the BXT6500 family’s first certified Mode S Transponder capable of diverse, dual antenna operations. The BXT6500 family will… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 11-Apr-18

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Bell brings 505 demonstrator to Europe

Bell brings 505 demonstrator to Europe

Bell has shipped one of its 505 JetRanger X demonstators to Europe, and the aircraft is expected to do a tour.  That will follow its appearance at the Aero Friedrichshafen show from April 18 to 21, an event dedicated to General Aviation. Registered N505FW, the helicopter was flown to Baltimore harbour on 15th March for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Apr-18

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Royal Sussex to build state of the art fire-fighting system

Royal Sussex to build state of the art fire-fighting system

The Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) has today received a £650,000 donation from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The money will be used to incorporate a state of the art fire suppression system for the hospital’s new helipad. Typically used for off shore oil rigs,… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 10-Apr-18

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Russian held session of the EAQA for the first time

Russian held session of the EAQA for the first time

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) for the first time acted as the organizer of the European Aerospace Quality Group (EAGQ) session that took place in Kazan. More than 30 European largest aviation and space companies participated in the event. The session was dedicated to the development and harmonization of the aviation… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Apr-18

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Precision Heliparts and LORD Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

Precision Heliparts and LORD Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

Australia (PHP-AU), a subsidiary of Atlanta, GA based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has signed a distribution agreement with LORD Corporation for its rotary wing product line. Under the agreement, PHP-AU will assume responsibility to sell, distribute and support LORD aftermarket… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 10-Apr-18

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Babcock renews Great Western Air Ambulance contract for 5 years

Babcock renews Great Western Air Ambulance contract for 5 years

More good news – Babcock has secured a new five-year relationship with the Great Western Air Ambulance charity (GWAAC)! This means we will continue to provide the charity with full aviation support, including flight operations and maintenance of their EC135 T2+.aircraft – G-GWAC – until at least March 2023. Managing Director of Babcock Onshore, Tim… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 10-Apr-18

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Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

 StandardAero has signed a 20-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Rolls-Royce to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the AE 2100, AE 1107 and T56 Series IV engine models through the year 2038.  The MOA, with a projected value exceeding $15 billion over the twenty year period, designates StandardAero as the primary provider… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 10-Apr-18

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HAL reports record US$2.77 Billion annual turnover

HAL reports record US$2.77 Billion annual turnover

The Government owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited records a turnover of over Rs. 18,000 crores (provisional and unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2018 (corresponding figure for the previous year was Rs. 17,605 crores).  The Company expects continued “Excellent” MoU rating for the FY 2017-18 from Government of India on meeting all the relevant parameters… Read more »

Source: HAL, 10-Apr-18

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Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today launched at FIDAE 2018 a two-month promotional tour of Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru to raise awareness of the Black Hawk helicopter’s effectiveness as an aerial firefighting platform. Many of the Black Hawk helicopters delivered to the region’s militaries and government agencies over the last… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Apr-18

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Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther avionics

Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther avionics

Rockwell Collins has signed a contract with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to service avionics equipment for the country’s fleet of Fennec and Panther helicopters. The three year agreement includes local support for Rockwell Collins’ MFD-255EF Multi-Function Displays, HF-9087D High Frequency (HF) Receiver and Transmitters, as well as Talon RT-8200 digital radios that are part of a modernization… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Apr-18

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Indian Government confirms scrapping of Pawan Hans sale, promising update soon

Indian Government confirms scrapping of Pawan Hans sale, promising update soon

The Indian Government has decided to scrap the bidding process of Pawan Hans. Pawan Hans is a 51:49 joint venture between the government and ONGC. The government had planned to sell their part of the shares. Further details regarding their next steps are still to be announced, reports Web India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Redmond Regional Medical Center to install helipad

Redmond Regional Medical Center to install helipad

Redmond Regional Medical Center have started on plans for a dedicated helipad. Patients are currently being flown in to a grassy open space in front of the hospital, while security blocks off traffic and ensure safety of pedestrians. The new helipad will be at the corner of Redmond Road and John Maddox Drive, and will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps has recently bought a Bell 505. The company opened a flying school in 1987 and used their R22, R44 and Colibri for the pilots. Pilots have to fly a turbine helicopter after they have completed their pilot licence. The school provided their EC120 or AS350 for this, but the use of them was quite… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

New Zealand based Oceania Aviation have recently imported a pair of AS332L Super Pumas, with a short YouTube video showing them being craned off a couple of trucks and put into their Ardmore Airport hangar. The helicopters have been acquired from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, where they had been used as VVIP aircraft from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Russian Helicopters delivered the 1st Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopters delivered the 1st Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered the first Ansat helicopter in medical configuration in the year 2018 under the contract with State Transport Leasing Company (STLC).  The rotorcraft was delivered to Russian Helicopter Systems. This year STLC will get another 11 Ansat helicopters in medical configuration from Russian Helicopters. STLC obtains… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Apr-18

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant hosts a delegation from Zimbabwe

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant hosts a delegation from Zimbabwe

High-level delegation from the Republic of Zimbabwe made a working visit to Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec). The main purpose of the visit was examination of Mi-171E helicopters in VVIP configuration intended for transportation of top state officials and also familiarization with the terms of helicopter delivery and after-sales… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Apr-18

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