RSS Feed for this search

Civil+news

India – Air Chief Marshal arrested for AgustaWestland contract

India – Air Chief Marshal arrested for AgustaWestland contract

Lawyer Gautam Khaitan, Air Chief Marshal S.P Tyagi and his cousin Sanjeev Tyagi were arrested this Friday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). They were allegedly involved in the Rs 3,700-crore Agusta Westland VVIP helicopter contract. The CBI has found out that RS 450-crore was paid as bribes for the 12 helicopters. The contracted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-16

Heli-Tourism Plan waits for DGCA

Heli-Tourism Plan waits for DGCA

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has not yet given clearance on the proposed project of heli-tourism between Vizag and Araku. As reported by Times of India, the DGCA inspected the helipad site and gave suggestions on changes they could make with regards to the helicopter services that are being planned. Meanwhile in Vuda, the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-16

Visit our website - http://www.milestoneaviation.com
Visit our website - www.sloanehelicopters.com
HeliHub.com advertising space - 240x100 Pixels

Skye Avionics Exhibiting at HAI, 2017

Skye Avionics Exhibiting at HAI, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Skye Avionics will be exhibiting at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas, Texas. You can find us at Booth# 2023. This event is going to highlight Skye Avionics services, drop cords and our new Cobham RT-7000 portable radio interface. Over the last year Skye Avionics has been developing an… Read more »

Source: Skye Avionics, 12-Dec-16

CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation expand commercial and business aviation training agreement

CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation expand commercial and business aviation training agreement

CAE and Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) announced today at the 7th Middle East Business Aviation Association Show the expansion of their commercial, business, and helicopter aviation training agreement to support growth in the region. The contract also includes the sale of two full-flight simulators (FFS) as well as CAE instructor-led training, including training courseware. Through this… Read more »

Source: CAE, 12-Dec-16

Leasing company signs for 27 helicopters

Leasing company signs for 27 helicopters

Russian Helicopters has recently signed a contract for 27 new helicopters from GTLK State Transport Leasing Company. The contract includes 10 Mi-8MTV-1 variants, 13 Mi-8AMTs and 4 Ansats. The Mi-8/17 helicopters have proven to be the best selling, being able to fly in temperatures from -50C to +50C, reports Russian Aviation Insider.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Russian Helicopters Contracted for four Mi-8/171s

Russian Helicopters Contracted for four Mi-8/171s

Two Mi-8AMT and two Mi-171 helicopters have been built for Rosneft Oil Company by Russian Helicopters. The Mi-8AMTs have undergone a lot of work and are capable of offshore operations, reports Russian Aviation Insider. The date of delivery is not certain yet. For the first time, Russian Helicopters have installed the digital autopilot PKV-8, along… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

On Scene Transfusions from McAlester Regional AirCare

On Scene Transfusions from McAlester Regional AirCare

McAlester Regional AirCare has upped their game on providing immediate clinical care on scene. Their Bell 407 GX helicopter has an insulated thermal cooler in the cabin, which is responsible for maintaining the correct temperature for storing units of O-negative blood, which they are now approved to do. The blood is provided by Oklahoma Blood… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Bell CEO Talks of Market Decline

Bell CEO Talks of Market Decline

A Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce ran on Tuesday, with CEO Mitch Snyder of Bell giving a talk on the decline of the commercial helicopter market. Snyder reports that the market decline has effected every rotorcraft company on a global scale. But although times are tough, he maintains that Bell is still developing new helicopters,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

Governor Cuomo Helicopter Request Denied

State Controller, Thomas DiNapoli has squashed Governor Cuomo’s dreams of traveling Albany in a new helicopter. DiNapoli rejected the state police’s bid of $12.5 million for a second hand Sikorsky S-76D. As reported by Daily News, the state has said the helicopter will have other uses such as for the police or EMS missions, other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

40th Anniversary for Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service

40th Anniversary for Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service

Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter Rescue Service in South-East Queensland is celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. The organization has saved over 850 lives since their first flight in their Bell 206A Jet Ranger, December 5 1976. With a total of 10 000 missions flown, they now have a fleet consisting of an Airbus H135 and a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Budget Cuts For Pinal County

Budget Cuts For Pinal County

The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office has had to put one of their three helicopters up for sale in order to pay for operations in the aviation unit. They had a budget cut of $1.8 million in July, making their current operations budget $35.5 million, reports Daily Progress.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Airbus H145 delivered to Wiking Helikopter

Airbus H145 delivered to Wiking Helikopter

Wiking Helikopter has just received their first H145 Airbus helicopter, one of two. The two helicopters are the first ones ordered in offshore configuration. The second H145 will be delivered in October 2017, reports Eban Magazine. The new helicopters will be used for recuse missions in the North Sea area, transporting harbour pilots and technicians… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

$3 Million Air Ambulance for Baldwin County

$3 Million Air Ambulance for Baldwin County

Baldwin County Medstar EMS recently revealed their newest asset, a Medstar Air Care 1. The new air ambulance cost $3 million and can reach up to 150 mph and in 14 minutes can reach any location in Baldwin County from their base at Stapleton VFD, reports WKRG News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Approval Granted for vital Liverpool Hospital Helipad

Approval Granted for vital Liverpool Hospital Helipad

Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee has approved plans for a £1 million helipad, funded by the HELP Appeal, to be built at Aintree University Hospital’s £35 million Urgent Care and Trauma Centre.   Doctors at the regional major trauma centre, which brings together Aintree with neuro-surgery specialists at neighbouring The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust,… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

RUAG named Authorised Service Centre for the AW139 by Leonardo

RUAG named Authorised Service Centre for the AW139 by Leonardo

RUAG Aviation has secured Authorised Service Centre status for the Leonardo AW139 helicopter at its locations in Sion and Lugano, Switzerland. This authorisation confirms RUAG Aviation as a full support partner for the AW139 helicopter, including all maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO), as well as warranty services. “The new type ratings for the Leonardo AW139… Read more »

Source: RUAG, 08-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Rockwell Collins now providing automated check-in for Falcon Aviation

Rockwell Collins now providing automated check-in for Falcon Aviation

Falcon Aviation has implemented Rockwell Collins’ ARINC LocalCheckSM Local Departure Control System (L-DCS) to automate the check-in process for the company’s fleet of helicopters and corporate jets. Falcon Aviation provides a host of aviation services, including private jet and helicopter charter, aircraft management and aircraft maintenance and support, to customers throughout the Middle East from… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 08-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Satcom Direct SD completes its acquisition of TrueNorth Avionics

Satcom Direct SD completes its acquisition of TrueNorth Avionics

Global aeronautical communications provider Satcom Direct (SD) announced today at MEBAA 2016 that it has closed its purchase of TrueNorth Avionics, a manufacturer of cabin communications solutions. With the acquisition of TrueNorth complete, SD significantly expands its ability to provide advanced communications systems for VIP and VVIP aircraft. Satcom Direct will be explaining the benefits… Read more »

Source: Satcom Direct, 08-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Helipad Approval for Aintree Hospital

Helipad Approval for Aintree Hospital

Aintree Hospital has had their plans for a helipad approved. The helipad, costing £1 million, will be funded by the charity HELP, whose aim is to build a helipad at every major hospital. The only issue surrounded the helipad is the local residents’ worries of the noise. The helipad will only be operational from dawn… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Unmanned Safety Institute Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on Drone Activity

Unmanned Safety Institute Training Programs Educate Law Enforcement on Drone Activity

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a professional organization dedicated to the safe and responsible integration of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into the U.S. National Airspace System, provided a one-day workshop training on October 28, 2016, at the Town of Warrenton Police Department Headquarters located in Warrenton, Virginia. The purpose of this educational workshop was to train… Read more »

Source: Unmanned Safety Institute, 07-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Med-Trans Bases First Air Ambulance Helicopter in Baldwin County

Med-Trans Bases First Air Ambulance Helicopter in Baldwin County

Med-Trans Corporation, a national air medical transport leader, has based a Bell 407 GPX air ambulance helicopter in Baldwin County, Ala. in partnership with Medstar Emergency Medical Services. Flying with the name Medstar Air Care 1, Medstar EMS provides paramedics for the crews, while Med-Trans provides the helicopter, pilots and nurses. Medstar EMS is owned… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 07-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , ,

Helicentre Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Six

Helicentre Cabri G2 Fleet Increases to Six

Helicentre Aviation Academy has taken delivery of its sixth brand new Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter. The aircraft, which is painted in the company’s silver-grey colours, was collected from Helicoptérès Guimbal in Marseille. It was flown back to the UK by one of the company’s pilots, together with a private pilot who is working towards a… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 07-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Rockwell Collins to provide sand and dust storm forecast for aviation operators

Rockwell Collins to provide sand and dust storm forecast for aviation operators

Rockwell Collins is integrating regional sand and dust storm forecast information into the company’s ARINCDirect flight planning tools, enabling business aviation operators in those areas to improve safety and on-time performance. “Over the past 15 years,a number of factors have resulted in an increase in the frequency, intensity and operational impact of sand and dust… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 07-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Statoil drops Super Puma for ever

Statoil drops Super Puma for ever

Oil firm Statoil will not resume using AS332/EC225 helicopters even if Norway’s Civil Aviation Authority decides to lift the ban imposed after a fatal crash off Bergen in Norway – reports Reuters

Source: Reuters, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO as founder leaves

Marenco Swisshelicopter appoints new CEO as founder leaves

Swiss media is reporting that Marenco Swisshelicopter founder and CEO Martin Stucki is leaving the company, and has been replaced. The company, now flying the second prototype of the single-turbine SKYe SH09 helicopter is lagging behind on its delivery schedule and is not expected to make first customer deliveries until 2018. Air Zermatt has been… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , ,

Wessex Helicopter Restoration goes on Display

Wessex Helicopter Restoration goes on Display

A team at The Helicopter Museum, led by engineering volunteer Eric Butt, has just completed a seven year project to restore a 66 year old Westland Wessex helicopter, originally used by the manufacturer as an avionics development aircraft and then, from 1968, operated by the Royal Navy for anti-submarine and maritime surveillance work. Serialled XM328,… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Bristow to present two Energy Conferences

Bristow to present two Energy Conferences

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that the Company will be presenting at two institutional investor conferences during the first week of December 2016. Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the Cowen and Company Energy & Natural Resources Conference to be held in New York on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 11:25 a.m…. Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Sloane Helicopters appoints new Robinson Sales Manager

Sloane Helicopters appoints new Robinson Sales Manager

Sloane Helicopters is delighted to announce that Rick Andrew has joined the Company as the Robinson Sales Manager. Originally from New Zealand, Rick has lived in the UK for five years and holds a PPL. As an experienced sales professional with a keen interest in aviation, Rick is excited to join the team and combine… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Bristow Academy’s Gerald Marchal Wins AMT Next Gen Award

Bristow Academy’s Gerald Marchal Wins AMT Next Gen Award

Bristow Academy A&P Mechanic Gerald Marchal was one of 40 aircraft maintenance professionals under the age of 40 from all segments of the aviation industry to receive Aircraft Maintenance Technology (AMT) magazine’s 40 Under 40 Next Gen Award. The award recognizes men and women who go above and beyond in their careers and are an… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet air ambulance service resumes at all hospital heliports in B.C.

Helijet International Inc. has received the necessary regulatory approvals from Transport Canada to re-establish full 24-hour emergency air ambulance service to all hospital heliports in B.C., including Vancouver General Hospital, Surrey Memorial Hospital and Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. Full service resumes Friday, December 02, at 8:30 a.m. Questions raised by Transport Canada last… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

HNZ Group announces joint venture in Australia to support INPEX contract

HNZ Group announces joint venture in Australia to support INPEX contract

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that it has entered into a joint venture with PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) to provide offshore helicopter transportation services for the INPEX-led Ichthys LNG Project. INPEX is Japan’s largest oil and gas exploration and production company, and… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Milestone Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO

Milestone Names Daniel Rosenthal President and CEO

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company (“GECAS”) and the global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced that President Daniel Rosenthal has been named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1, 2017. Richard Santulli, GE Officer and Milestone Chairman, will leave GE but continue to serve Milestone in an advisory… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Erickson Inc. Receives Final Court Approval of DIP Financing Facility

Erickson Inc. Receives Final Court Approval of DIP Financing Facility

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) (the “Company”), a leading global provider of aviation services, today announced that on December 1, 2016, less than thirty days after granting Erickson’s request to borrow $49 million under a debtor-in-possession term loan facility (the “DIP Term Facility”) on an interim basis, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

PAC International upgrades EC145 for Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program

PAC International upgrades EC145 for Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program

PAC International delivered a refurbished Airbus EC145 to Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight program. The aircraft interior components were completely refurbished to include reconditioning of the Metro EMS interior, ADS-B and WAAS upgrades, and an update with Allegheny Health Network’s corporate branding. “The installation and painting of the aircraft from PAC was delivered on schedule, and… Read more »

Source: PAC International, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

Safran activates fully-automated helicopter engine turbine blade production line

As part of its “Factory of the future” strategy, Safran Helicopter Engines has started its first automated production line dedicated to turbine blade manufacturing. The event at its Bordes plant was celebrated in the presence of Alain Rousset, President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region. The new line will manufacture every turbine blade used in the company’s… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 06-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

New Additions to Superior Air Fleet

Superior Air, a Greek training academy and charter operator has added three aircraft and two helicopters, an EC120B and EC130, to its fleet of 16 aircraft. The company has grown in 11 years from offering flights in Greece only, to now offering flights all over Europe and the Middle East. The company is doing well,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , ,

First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

First EMS Helipad for Manitoba

Winnipeg’s Health Sciences Centre is excited to open Manitoba’s first helipad. The project has been in the works since 2011, as part of a new diagnostic imaging facility, reports CBC. The new helipad was tested this past Friday, by STARS air ambulance. The use of the helipad will cut transporting time by half an hour,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Retrenched Caverton Workers Protest

Retrenched Caverton Workers Protest

Caverton Helicopters recently let go 150 of their staff without a severance package, only a month’s pay. The two leading aviation unions; National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) and Air Transport Services Senior Staff Association (ATSSSAN) took up the issue and for two hours protested at the Caverton office inside the Murtala Muhammed International… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Shut Down of Bristow Helicopters in Nigeria

Shut Down of Bristow Helicopters in Nigeria

This past Wednesday, The National Association of Aircrafts Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) closed down Bristow Helicopters nationwide after Bristow’s management retrenched 10 Nigerian pilots and 13 Nigerian engineers. This caused the branches in Port Harcourt, Warri and Lagos to all shut down, reports Daily Trust.

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Dhruv Interested in EASA Certification

Dhruv Interested in EASA Certification

HAL Dhruv is currently looking into getting a European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification after selling the three remaining helicopters that are left after their fleet was grounded in 2015. The grounding was due to four crashes between 2009 and 2014. The Dhruv helicopters now feature anti-resonance vibration isolation systems, a hinge-less main rotor, full… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital and the HELP Appeal this week celebrate the fifth anniversary of its life-saving onsite helipad. The hospital, which serves as the Major Trauma Centre for the region, has received over 1,750 patients since its launch in 2011. With over half of its landings received from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Largest Heli UK Expo

Largest Heli UK Expo

The organisers of Heli UK Expo; The UK’s only Fly-in Helicopter Event, are pleased to announce it will be accommodating it’s largest event yet at Wycombe Air Park, during 1 – 3 June 2017 The new event location at Wycombe Air Park provides more outdoor static space and the largest dedicated helicopter hall to date. The increased… Read more »

Source: Heli UK Expo, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Bristow Group To Present At The Jefferies 2016 Energy Conference

Bristow Group To Present At The Jefferies 2016 Energy Conference

Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CT (11:00 a.m. ET). The accompanying slides will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Bristow Group website at www.bristowgroup.com and will be archived there for approximately 90 days.

Source: Bristow Group, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , ,

BJ Miles from Life Flight Network Receives the 2016 AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

BJ Miles from Life Flight Network Receives the 2016 AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is pleased to announce BJ Miles, Life Flight Network’s Director of Safety and Risk Management, has been recognized by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) as this year’s recipient of the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The Jim Charlson Aviation… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , , , ,

Stirling and SGB extend partnership

Stirling and SGB extend partnership

Stirling Dynamics, leaders in active control technology, is pleased to announce its continued support of SGB Enterprises, experts in flight simulators and procedural training systems, with a new contract to supply active controls for their UH-60 and CH-47 helicopter simulators. This contract builds upon a long term relationship involving joint development of the equipment. SGB… Read more »

Source: Stirling Dynamics, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Camcopter S-100 successfully concludes the year

Camcopter S-100 successfully concludes the year

Onboard the global charity organization MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship MY Phoenix Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 again proved to be vital for the outstanding achievements of the NGO’s searchand-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. During this year’s mission, that started from Valetta, Malta, at the beginning of June, more than 19 000 men, women and children… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

With deer hunting season and oyster harvesting reaching their peaks, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has added a new conservation enforcement tool to its fleet: its own helicopter. The black-and-gold aircraft, Natural 1, has resumed its place after a seven-year absence on the department’s roster. The helicopter will be used as a surveillance platform… Read more »

Source: Department of Natural Resources, 04-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

EASA’s perspective on Drones

EASA’s perspective on Drones

Yves Morier is the principal Advisor to the Certification Director for New technologies at EASA, he has a vast experinece in the rulemaking field and is momentarly contributing to the development of the RPAS rules and policies as well as the General Aviation roadmap. Drones, RPAS, UAVs… what is the correct term? And what is it… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

TRAXXALL Technologies Opens Office in Jacksonville

TRAXXALL Technologies Opens Office in Jacksonville

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of an innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced that it will open a new office in Jacksonville, Florida. A significant increase in clients and aircraft has provided the opportunity for TRAXXALL’s management team to hire some of the best aircraft maintenance tracking experts in North America. The following… Read more »

Source: TRAXXALL Technologies, 02-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

Thales’s new Reality H AW139 helicopter Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at Brisbane airport has been qualified as a Level D flight simulator by EASA. The device is the first helicopter simulator in Australia to receive full qualification as a Level D Full Flight Simulator under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The EASA qualification… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Ramco announces Oceania Headquarters in Melbourne

Ramco announces Oceania Headquarters in Melbourne

Ramco Systems’ fastest growing geography with highest CAGR since setting up presence in FY12-13 – Australia – clocked yet another strategic win with SeaRoad Holdings, the parent Group operating SeaRoad Shipping and SeaRoad Logistics choosing Ramco Logistics Suite. The announcement was made during the launch of Ramco’s new office in Melbourne which will also double… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 02-Dec-16

Tags: , , ,

Bell 412EPI Completes Southeast Asia Demo Tour

Bell 412EPI Completes Southeast Asia Demo Tour

While in the Philippines, the Bell 412EPI and its crew made stops in the cities of Manila, Cebu and Davao. At each city, the Bell team visited the Air Force bases flying with dozens of Air Force pilots over the course of six weeks. During the six weeks of demos, the Philippine’s Under Secretary to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 02-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , ,

New prototype on the ramp at Guimbal

New prototype on the ramp at Guimbal

​​HeliHub.com has become aware of a new prototype test flying with French manufacturer Hélicoptères Guimbal. The new aircraft is all white, and carries the French test registration F-WBGD in blue on the tail boom. On the tail fin, in the normal Guimbal style, is the serial number 2001 – “A Space Odyssey” to some, but… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , ,

Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

November 24th marked the busiest day of the year as of yet for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance. On average the team is called out three times a day, this past Thursday saw a total of six incidents they had to fly out to. They were called from Stamford for a truck collision, Immingham for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , ,

Columbia CAA approves Sikorsky S76C, S76D and S92A

Columbia CAA approves Sikorsky S76C, S76D and S92A

Colombia’s civil aviation authority Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for Sikorsky’s S-76C™ series (C, C+, C++), S-76D™ and S-92A® helicopters. The certificate enables Colombia’s commercial aviation operators to add the multi-role helicopters for transportation of workers or cargo to offshore oil and gas rigs, as… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , , ,

TRU Simulation + Training to Deliver Avionics Training Systems for Bell 407GX and 412EPI

TRU Simulation + Training to Deliver Avionics Training Systems for Bell 407GX and 412EPI

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it will provide Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy with avionics bench training systems for the Bell 407GX and Bell 412EPI helicopters. These two training systems are expected to be delivered to Bell Helicopter, also a Textron Inc. company, in the summer of… Read more »

Source: TRU Simulation, 01-Dec-16

Tags: , , , , , ,

UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

The UK’s first onshore elevated helipad with a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Kings College Hospital London has been certified to UK CAA CAP 1264 by CAA International (CAAi). The construction phase of the helipad was managed by Watts Group Limited during a period when UK best practice was transitioning from Health Building… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 30-Nov-16

Tags: , , , ,

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Middle East and North Africa: 2016 to 2024

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Middle East and North Africa: 2016 to 2024

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

Source: Reportbuyer, 30-Nov-16

Tags: , , ,

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Helicopter Avionics Market 2016-2020” report to their offering. The report forecasts the global helicopter avionics market to grow at a CAGR of 9.61% during the period 2016-2020. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , , ,

Helicopter simulator is first with CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator

Helicopter simulator is first with CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator

Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest military simulation and training event, CAE launched its next-generation CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator. Demonstrations of the CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator are being held throughout the show from November 28 to December 1 at the CAE booth (#1533). The CAE Medallion-6000XR was developed… Read more »

Source: CAE, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , ,

Wales Air Ambulance Charity¹s future fleet touches down

Wales Air Ambulance Charity¹s future fleet touches down

The first of three brand-new helicopters which will begin operations with the Wales Air Ambulance Charity next year has touched down in the UK. The aircraft, which landed in Gloucestershire airport last week from Germany, will make up part of the charity’s new fleet of three H145 aircraft which is expected to become operational next… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , , ,

ASG awarded remarketing of 7 Bristow Helicopters

ASG awarded remarketing of 7 Bristow Helicopters

Hong Kong-based business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate from the Bristow Group.  The agreement covers the sale or lease of seven offshore and utility helicopters in the Asia-Pacific region, including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Bell 412 EP models. Bristow Group is the leading global provider of… Read more »

Source: ASG, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , ,

Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to 4.6 million US dollars. On November 11, 2016, Airbus Helicopters celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , , ,

Wales Air Ambulance Charity receives donation from LIBOR banking fines

Wales Air Ambulance Charity receives donation from LIBOR banking fines

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has been successful in its bid for funding from the LIBOR banking fines, announced in the Treasury’s Autumn Statement. The £1m boost will go towards increasing flying hours and the charity’s plans for night operations.  WAAC’s chief executive Angela Hughes said: “It’s the charity’s vision to become a 24-hour operation… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is moving its helicopter stationed at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, to the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, WA, effective November 23rd. The move has been under consideration for several years as Life Flight Network… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , ,

Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has produced a batch of Mi-171 helicopters for China General Aviation Service Co Ltd, based on a contract signed in 2015. The two helicopters have already completed the full testing cycle at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and are being prepared for shipment to China. “China is the largest operator… Read more »

Source: russian-helicopters, 28-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

As a Leonardo Helicopters Authorised Service Centre, Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce that the AW169 has been added to its Part 145 maintenance approval for both line and base maintenance. Sloane is looking forward to supporting its first AW169 VIP helicopter in early December, utilising the extensive expertise of its engineering capability and investing… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 27-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , , , ,

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

Caverton Helicopters has recently retrenched 150 of its workers. The decision came without warning, with letters being delivered to the affected workers lastThursday. Most of the employees had been working for the company for over 10 years, reports Sahara Reporters. The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has taken up the matter, claiming that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Tags: , , , ,

Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

The heliport at Santo Domingo will soon be remodelled, claims Airport Dept. Director Marino Collante. As reported by Dominican Today, the construction that will take place will add three helipads, helicopter parking, a terminal building and ancillary facilities.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Tags: , , ,

Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil has received £700,000 by the Welsh Government for a new helipad. The old helipad was unsuitable for night flights, reports ITV. The new development will allow for 24 hour care for all patients. The new helipad is hoped to be completed by March 2017.

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

The residents of University Village and Tri-Taylor recently met up with Alderman Jason Ervin to ensure that their grievances over the noise pollution coming from Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport was built a year ago and currently provides a base for tourism operations, aerial photography, holds executive charters and private helicopters. As reported by Aviation Today, it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

A helipad has been proposed for opposite the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) in Goderich. Currently, the procedure of driving an ambulance to a patient, transporting them to the airport and then being transferred onto an Ornge helicopter and flown to the hospital can take up to 30 minutes, if all goes smoothly. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Tags: , , , , ,

Petition started to close New York heliport

Petition started to close New York heliport

A group of citizens have started a petition to close the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the grounds that it is a risk to public safety and health, as well as being a noise complaint to local residential areas. The claims of the ‘Stop the Chop’ petition will be evaluated by the Mayor’s office, reports NY… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Tags: , , , ,

WAA has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase

WAA has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase. The £1 million is from the LIBOR fund and was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, during the Autumn Statement in the House of Commons today (23 November 2016). The LIBOR fund is monies from fines… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 24-Nov-16

Tags: , ,