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Breeze-Eastern Introduces New Lighted Hook

Breeze-Eastern Introduces New Lighted Hook

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE: TDG) will unveil its new illuminated bumper, designed for quick and easy installation on any Breeze-Eastern hook assembly, this week at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. All three Breeze-Eastern rescue hooks, the lighted bumper and other company rescue hoist products will be featured at Exhibit 9334, where experts will be on hand… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 06-Mar-17

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters, the first operator to install and fly with a new Donaldson dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), is rapidly approaching 100 hours of flight operation using the new filter. Developed and produced by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), the new filter is being flown on one… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 06-Mar-17

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SKYTRAC Expands Data Management Suite with New Cockpit Tools

SKYTRAC Expands Data Management Suite with New Cockpit Tools

SKYTRAC Systems adds two new flight monitoring and data management solutions to the operator toolbox this month. In response to customer demand, SKYTRAC augments its existing Flight Data Monitoring services with new cockpit camera options. Available in two flexible kits, the system discreetly records hours of high-resolution cockpit audio-visuals using one or more flush-mounted image… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 06-Mar-17

Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Maxcraft Avionics Receives STC for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports

Maxcraft Avionics Ltd announced that they have received Transport Canada STC SH16-53 for Category “A” Urban Operations from Ground Level and Elevated Heliports. Sikorsky S76C+/C++ aircraft equipped with this STC can achieve operational approval for takeoff and landings at H1 designated heliports. Multiple Canadian EMS rotorcraft operators faced suspension of H1 heliport operations at critical… Read more »

Source: Maxcraft Avionics, 06-Mar-17

HFI awards scholarships for next generation of helicopter professionals

HFI awards scholarships for next generation of helicopter professionals

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is pleased to announce the 19 recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. Provided to aviation students around the world, the HFI Scholarship Program supports the foundation’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. This year’s awards include six scholarships for students in helicopter maintenance technician programs, four scholarships… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 06-Mar-17

HFI Scholarship recognises Australian talent

HFI Scholarship recognises Australian talent

Becker Helicopters Pilot Academy is delighted to announce that one of its apprenticed Maintenance Technician’s, David Betts, was chosen as a 2017 Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) Scholarship winner. HFI annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s vertical aviation industry. The HFI Maintenance Technician Certificate Scholarship is… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Foundation International, 06-Mar-17

HAI Connect is the place to be at Heli-Expo 2017

HAI Connect is the place to be at Heli-Expo 2017

Looking for something new and dynamic at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas? Do your best Texas two-step on over to the HAI Connect Pavilion right in the middle of the show floor for a unique opportunity to network, engage, and learn with 20,000 of your industry peers. Located at Booth #4504 amid the exciting… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association Internationa, 06-Mar-17

LORD Corporation Announces Two Million Flight Hours

LORD Corporation Announces Two Million Flight Hours

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has announced that it now has more than 1,500 Active Vibration Control Systems (AVCS) and Electromechanical Systems (EMS) in service. These systems have achieved more than two million flight hours… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-17

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Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

HAI Heli-Expo visitors will get a fresh look at Thales’s vision of the future of rotorcraft cockpit technology, a development project which is building enough momentum to be scheduled for possible certification in 2020.

Source: Flight Global, 06-Mar-17

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EASA refuses to provide GA update via webinar

EASA refuses to provide GA update via webinar

EASA has put out a press release regarding “GA Roadmap update”, which reports on recent achievements, and more importantly, where they think European aviation is going.  Timing to coincide with the AERO event in Friedrichshafen on Thursday, 6 April 2017 from 12.00 to 14.00, the event is only open to those attending in person.  The… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-17

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DEA General Aviation to hold press release – booth 4324 at Heli-Expo

DEA General Aviation to hold press release – booth 4324 at Heli-Expo

MEDIA INVITATION – HAI Heli-Expo 2017   Tuesday, March 7th, 2017 at 3:30 pm   Booth No. 4324   DEAGA USA is making its international debut at HAI Heli-Expo this week exhibiting helicopter products from the Argentinian manufacturer Cicaré Helicopters, including the revolutionary SVH4 Helicopter Trainer. You are cordially invited to meet Argentinian Founder and… Read more »

Source: DEA, 05-Mar-17

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11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

11th Edition of EDA Helicopter Exercise Programme Confirmed for May

Exercise FIRE BLADE 2017 will be hosted by Hungary at Pápa Airbase and takes place from the 1st to the 12th of May. 17 air assets and 450 personnel are expected to take part in this live fire focused training exercise. FIRE BLADE 2017 (FB17) marks the 11th helicopter exercise under the umbrella of the… Read more »

Source: EDA, 05-Mar-17

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Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that one of its AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community. Era served as the launch customer for the AW189 helicopter in the Americas upon taking delivery… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 05-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters former chief pilot given flight safety role

Airbus Helicopters former chief pilot given flight safety role

Bruce Webb, the long-time chief pilot for Airbus Helicopters Inc., has a mission in life. He wants to make flying helicopters safer. Now it’s his job. Webb has moved into a new role as Director of Aviation Education and Community Outreach, for Airbus Helicopters Inc. In the newly created position, Webb will work to strengthen… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-17

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Vector upgrades RR M250-C47B to enhance Bell 407 performance

Vector upgrades RR M250-C47B to enhance Bell 407 performance

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is reporting strong demand for the Rolls-Royce M250-C47B Value Improvement Package (VIP) upgrade, which is available to operators of Bell Helicopter’s best-selling platform, the Bell 407. Vector, an award-winning M250 Authorized Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMROC), has teamed up… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 05-Mar-17

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Able signs an exclusive agreement with Eagle Copters

Able signs an exclusive agreement with Eagle Copters

 Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been selected by Eagle Copters Ltd. as the exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australasia and Chile. The agreement includes support for a significant mixed fleet of aircraft in these regions. It will also help Eagle Copters expand… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 05-Mar-17

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Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

A Russian company HELIATICA debuts at Heli-Expo industry show and unveils its new products: the universal geodetic photomapping and monitoring payload and the blind zone video system. Both solutions are designed to fit Robinson R44 and R66, Bell 206 and 407, Airbus Helicopters H120, H125, H130 and AS350 families. The geodetic mapping and monitoring payload… Read more »

Source: Heliatica, 05-Mar-17

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FEC Heliports will display a range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems Heli-Expo 2017

FEC Heliports will display a range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems Heli-Expo 2017

FEC Heliports will be demonstrating their range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems, at 2017 HAI HELI EXPO in Dallas, USA from March 6th to 9th Both MIL-Star® and HEMS-Star® portable rechargeable LED lighting systems are designed for fast deployment in emergency and temporary situations to facilitate safe and effective marking of helicopter landing areas.  HEMS-Star®… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 05-Mar-17

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New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

New simulation software improves helicopter pilot training

Missions at sea, in mountainous regions or close to skyscrapers are extremely risky for helicopter pilots. The turbulent air flows near oil rigs, ships, cliffs and tall buildings can throw a helicopter off balance and cause a crash. To provide pilots with optimal preparation for these challenging conditions, engineers at the Technical University of Munich… Read more »

Source: Technical University of Munich, 05-Mar-17

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India’s first heliport becomes operational in Delhi

India’s first heliport becomes operational in Delhi

India’s first dedicated heliport built at a cost of Rs 100 crore for flying in and out of Delhi to nearby areas in choppers became operational here today. Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju inaugurated the state-of-the-art heliport at Rohini in north Delhi, saying this is the first such integrated facility in South Asia. The… Read more »

Source: PTI, 05-Mar-17

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Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky transfers S-70i to Aselsan for Turkish development program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, has transferred to defense electronics firm Aselsan an S-70i Black Hawk helicopter for use as the prototype aircraft for the Turkish Utility Helicopter Program (TUHP). The aircraft will enable Sikorsky to integrate an Aselsan-developed avionics suite into the Republic of Turkey’s new T70 utility helicopter, and later into Turkish-built Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Mar-17

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Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

Schiebel picks Leonardo radar for African Camcopter operator

Leonardo has announced, at the Avalon airshow in Geelong, Australia, that the company has been selected by Austrian-based Schiebel to deliver its active electronically-scanned array (AESA) radar technology for the Camcopter® S-100 unmanned air system (UAS) being provided to the armed forces of a North African nation. The radar, Leonardo’s PicoSAR, will be used to… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Mar-17

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Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham will be attending HAI Heli-Expo this year and launching its new Helicopter Academy for the first time as well as displaying some of its newest and most popular technology. Cobham is a global organisation with a wide range of aerospace and defence capabilities. With more than 80 years in business, Cobham is a market… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 04-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Dallas, TX next week (March 7-9). A major highlight on Vector’s booth (# 1612) will be its Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-17

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PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

PAG Invests in additional MRO Capabilities at Australia Facility

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry has completed the third expansion in four years at the Brisbane, Australia based EASA, CASA & FAA Approved Repair Station. The expansion will accommodate the growth of the company’s wheel and brake, starter generator and… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 03-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing Places Two H135s with Mackay Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will deliver two Airbus Helicopters H135s from its order book on lease to Mackay Helicopters Pty Ltd (“Mackay”), a leading Australian helicopter operator.  Waypoint’s H135s will operate out of Mackay’s North Queensland Base on specialist helicopter marine pilot transfer operations. Ian… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 03-Mar-17

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FAA approves Donaldson IBF for R66

FAA approves Donaldson IBF for R66

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has developed the first Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Feb. 24 as an addition to Robinson’s R66 Type Certificate, the IBF will be available as a factory option from Robinson Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 03-Mar-17

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Precision Aviation Group to Support AW139

Precision Aviation Group to Support AW139

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce they have increased their available inventory by $4.1 million, raising the cost of their total inventory to over $39.4 million with over 100,000 line items. “The additional inventory will specifically support… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 03-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters showcases H135, H145, H130 Helionix at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters showcases H135, H145, H130 Helionix at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters will be highlighting its wide range of products and services at this year’s Heli-Expo, 7- 9 March at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, with a lineup of three of its best-selling aircraft, including the H130 in a VIP configuration; the H145 in a public services configuration and the recently… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-17

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Precise Flight, Inc. to Debut LED PAR 36 Light for Rotorcraft at Heli-Expo 2017

Precise Flight, Inc. to Debut LED PAR 36 Light for Rotorcraft at Heli-Expo 2017

Precise Flight, Inc. will debut its new Helaku Series PAR 36 LED Light, the brightest PAR 36 LED lighting available for rotorcraft, at the 2017 HAI Heli Expo in Dallas. The Helaku, derived from the Native American name for “full of sun,” is the brightest PAR 36 LED light available for aviation. Fully IP68 certified… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 03-Mar-17

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ASU, Inc., Reveals improved NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at Heli-Expo 2017

ASU, Inc., Reveals improved NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at Heli-Expo 2017

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., announced the company will display a new product combination designed for a more rugged, lighter, comfortable mission experience with the new ASU aviation night vision helmet mount and battery pack known as the Aeronox® along with the Aspida™ carbon Paraclete Aviation Life Support helmet with the Kairos™ Retention Assembly, and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-17

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ETPS awarded Approved Training Organisation status

ETPS awarded Approved Training Organisation status

The Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS) has been recognised by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an Approved Training Organisation (ATO), certified to train test pilots to civil standards. The accreditation means ETPS is one of three schools in the world, and the first in the UK, able to provide test pilots with course… Read more »

Source: QinetiQ, 03-Mar-17

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HeliRussia 2017 to hold the Drone Racing Cup

HeliRussia 2017 to hold the Drone Racing Cup

The 10th International helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia, that will be held from May 25 to 27 in Moscow, continues to expand its program. The recent addition is the Drone Racing Cup. This spectacular and exciting event is an evolution from the Drone Racing held at the expo in 2016 –  it attracted considerable interest among… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 03-Mar-17

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Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

The TYABB Aero Club hopes to build a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. They have $25,000 that they can contribute to the project but have sent in a grant application to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for $100,000. The proposed helipad will be used by air ambulances, police and firefighters reports The News. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

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Napa County Prefers Mount George Site for Palmaz Heliport

Napa County Prefers Mount George Site for Palmaz Heliport

The residents of Napa County have sent in dozens of letters and complaints about the construction of a helipad at Palmaz Vineyards. The Napa County Planning Commission has to go through these complaints before a discussion can occur. A popular suggestion is that the helipad be built a mile northeast from the vineyards, on the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

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Prince County Hospital Helipad Repaired

Prince County Hospital Helipad Repaired

The helipad at Prince County Hospital has been under repairs and upgrades since 2016 and is finally complete, coming to a cost of $200,000. The overall landing surface was enlarged, with perimeter lighting and obstruction lights installed, as well as the helipad markings being repainted. They also replaced the fence lines and allocated a new… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

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Australia certifies Bell 505

Australia certifies Bell 505

Hawker Pacific, the leading aviation solutions provider in Asia, Pacific and the Middle East, is pleased to confirm the highly anticipated Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certification of the new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopter. The milestone makes Australia the first country to be awarded certification for the Bell 505 following the initial type… Read more »

Source: Hawker Pacific, 02-Mar-17

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EASA certifies the Robinson R44 Cadet

EASA certifies the Robinson R44 Cadet

European regulators EASA have this week certified the Robinson R44 Cadet.  This model retains the same basic airframe, rotor system, and Lycoming O-540-F1B5 engine as the R44 Raven I, but with the rear seats have been removed and the aft compartment reconfigured for cargo. Maximum gross weight is 2200 lb (200 lb less than the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

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NHV’s H175 fleet reaches 10,000 flight hours

NHV’s H175 fleet reaches 10,000 flight hours

NHV Group and Airbus Helicopters are pleased to announce that NHV’s H175 fleet has logged its first 10,000 flight hours. This significant milestone proves this super-medium-sized rotorcraft’s capabilities and reliability in highly demanding operations, especially the transportation of personnel and supplies to offshore oil and gas platforms. The 10,000 hours have been accumulated by NHV’s… Read more »

Source: NHV, 02-Mar-17

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Elbit Systems to Showcase in Heli-Expo 2017

Elbit Systems to Showcase in Heli-Expo 2017

At the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2017 exhibition, set to take place in Dallas, Texas on March 7-9, Elbit Systems will showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite, which was developed based on its experience with numerous rotary-wing platforms worldwide. Heli-ClearVision, the rotary-wing version of the unique Clearvision™ fixed-wing suite, has been… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 02-Mar-17

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Bell to showcase the past, present and future of vertical lift

Bell to showcase the past, present and future of vertical lift

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2017. The annual trade show, hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Be sure to follow along the week of… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 02-Mar-17

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QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

QinetiQ signs for four H125 for Empire Test Pilots’ School

QinetiQ has signed a deal for four Airbus H125 helicopters as part of its modernisation of the Empire Test Pilots’ School (ETPS), which it manages alongside the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD). Worth approximately £15 million, the deal will see Airbus Helicopters’ UK design team upgrade the Garmin G500-equipped aircraft with, among other capabilities, a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Mar-17

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ESG at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas

ESG at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH will be presenting a selection of its broad service portfolio as well as the helicopter modular mission operator workstation. With this workstation external sensors and different communication devices can be controlled in order to provide all mission-critical information. The console allows the aircraft mission operator to perform demanding missions in an… Read more »

Source: ESG, 01-Mar-17

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Turkish Aerospace Industries Signs Sikorsky Deal

Turkish Aerospace Industries Signs Sikorsky Deal

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) has entered into a cooperation agreement with Sikorsky for various helicopter parts. The agreement will finish in 2044, with the target project volume of $500 million. They hope to have $270 million worth of components made between now and 2027, reports Reuters.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-17

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Coast Guard Budgets for New Hangar

Coast Guard Budgets for New Hangar

The Coast Guard are allocating $31 million to the construction of a new hangar at Naval Base Ventura County. Capt. Kent Everingham has said that the US Navy have finished their environmental report and designs will soon be done for the hangar. The new hangar was needed after the closure of Air Station Los Angeles… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-17

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National Grid moves to Robinson R44s for UK gas pipeline contract

National Grid moves to Robinson R44s for UK gas pipeline contract

For at least the last 35 years, the UK gas pipelines have been surveyed by single turbine helicopters, mainly Bell 206 JetRangers, but there was a interlude of a few years when the task was completed using Hughes 500Cs as well as a short-lived attempt using Schweizer 333s.  In a break with this tradition, NationalGrid… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Feb-17

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VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

VNH Training Center receive the third Cabri G2 Helicopter

An anniversary of 5-year establishment of VNH Training Center (VNHT), dated 6 January 2017, was marked with the great successful acceptance, assembly and flight testing of its 3rd Cabri G2. Cabri G2, manufactured by Guimbal, France based on European standards, is a light piston-engine helicopter specialized for pilot training. Cabri G2, equipped with modernized cockpit… Read more »

Source: VNH, 28-Feb-17

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Announcing M International’s $125,000.00 Accessory Cash Giveaway

Announcing M International’s $125,000.00 Accessory Cash Giveaway

M International is pleased to announce the giveaway of at least $125,000.00 in total value of Accessory Cash coupons. To receive your share of this promotion, stop by Booth #10837 during Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas beginning March 7th to the 9th.  Representatives from all M International subsidiaries including Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS), Airborne Engines… Read more »

Source: M International, 28-Feb-17

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Able Debuts Virtual Tours, Touchscreens at New Heli-Expo Booth

Able Debuts Virtual Tours, Touchscreens at New Heli-Expo Booth

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company will debut a new booth at Heli-Expo 2017, using virtual reality and touch-screen technology to deliver a closer-than-ever look into the fast-evolving aerospace company. “We realize not everyone has the time or resources to physically visit our facility, but when they do, we usually hear… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 28-Feb-17

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FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

FAA Announces Aviation Safety Rating for Kenya

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced that Kenya complies with international safety standards and has been granted a Category 1 rating under the agency’s International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) program. A Category 1 rating means Kenya’s civil aviation authority meets International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) standards. With the Category 1… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-Feb-17

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Airbus awarded contract to retrofit 26 Bundeswehr CH-53 helicopters

Airbus awarded contract to retrofit 26 Bundeswehr CH-53 helicopters

Airbus Helicopters has received an order from the Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) to retrofit 26 CH-53 heavy transport helicopters. This contract will cover obsolescence management for components that are no longer available on the market and will begin by replacing them with up-to-date parts. This retrofit will guarantee the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Feb-17

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Ukrainian LCH KT122 – UOP Premiere at Idex 2017

Ukrainian LCH KT122 – UOP Premiere at Idex 2017

In the framework of international exhibition IDEX- 2017 – held in the United Arab Emirates – UKROBORONPROM (UOP) SE STIF “Ukrinmash” introduced the light combat helicopter KT112UD or KT112 “Combat”. KT112 “Combat” was developed by DB “Vertical”, it is equipped with Rotax-914 engine, allowing  to gain speed up to 200 km / h. This combat helicopter can… Read more »

Source: Ukrianian Defense Industry, 28-Feb-17

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Dutch shipbuilder Damen launches superyacht support vessel with helipad and hangar

Dutch shipbuilder Damen launches superyacht support vessel with helipad and hangar

Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower… Read more »

Source: Damen, 28-Feb-17

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Traverse City Coast Guard to Receive Fleet Upgrade

Traverse City Coast Guard to Receive Fleet Upgrade

The Coast Guard Air Station in Traverse City will soon receive three new MH-60T Jayhawk helicopters for their air rescues and emergency services on Lake Superior. They currently have four MH-65 Dolphin helicopters that have been in service since 1990, which will be sent to other air stations in the country. The Jayhawk has anti-icing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-17

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Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

Satellite Tracking for UTair Helicopter Services

UTair Helicopter Services, the largest helicopter operator in Russia has recently installed satellite tracking over their fleet. The new instalment was required by the United Nations, UTair’s biggest client since 1991. The trackers, made by British Rock Seven, are called RockSTAR trackers and can monitor the whereabouts of the entire fleet. This is done by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Feb-17

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Los Angeles Police Dept order four airbus H125

Los Angeles Police Dept order four airbus H125

The Los Angeles Police Department will strengthen its Air Support Division this year with the addition of four new Airbus H125 AStars as part of a long-term plan to upgrade its entire patrol helicopter fleet. LAPD Capt. Sean Parker said the H125 proved to be the most suitable replacement for the division’s fleet of AS350… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-17

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New Helicopter Tours Announced in Costa Rica

New Helicopter Tours Announced in Costa Rica

Nature Air was established in 1986 when the small regional airline was purchased by Alex Khajavi and this year celebrated thirty years of service. Now Nature Air Vacations, a division of Nature Air announce new heli tours of Costa Rica. Several options are available, all departing from Tobias Bolaños Airport in San Jose offering a… Read more »

Source: Nature Air Vacations, 27-Feb-17

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KABC-TV Unveils State-of-the-art AIR7HD

KABC-TV Unveils State-of-the-art AIR7HD

KABC-TV, the most watched television station in Southern California, is live with Air7 HD with XTREME Vision and SkyMap7 powered by the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE, a major breakthrough in aerial news coverage that delivers unprecedented clarity and detail from the Air 7 HD news helicopter. “By utilizing the SHOTOVER F1 LIVE as the centerpiece of… Read more »

Source: Shotover, 27-Feb-17

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Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell delivers first fully customized aircraft from Prague Facility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the completion of the first fully customized aircraft from its new European state-of-the-art Customization and Delivery Center located in Prague. The customer, Air Transport Europe of Slovakia, recently accepted three newly customized Bell 429 EMS configured aircraft at Bell Helicopter’s delivery center in Prague. The Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Huangling Turns into a Golden Field of Seasonal Wonder as Spring Arrives

Huangling Turns into a Golden Field of Seasonal Wonder as Spring Arrives

Visitors to the exquisite Chinese countryside village of Huangling in Wuyuan County, Jiangxi Province are in for an extra-special treat this year as its famous rapeseed flower has bloomed 20 days early. Spring weather has arrived earlier than expected in the Year of Rooster, so the rapeseed flowers that usually blossom in late March are… Read more »

Source: Wuyuan Rural Culture Development, 27-Feb-17

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U.S. based Air Evac Lifeteam deploys Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7

U.S. based Air Evac Lifeteam deploys Ramco Aviation Suite V5.7

The United States’  largest independently owned and operated, membership-supported air medical service, Air Evac EMS, Inc., announced the successful implementation of Ramco Systems’ aviation software, Ramco Aviation V5.7, for its maintenance and engineering operations across 135 air bases. Air Evac is a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, the world’s largest independent provider of air… Read more »

Source: Ramco, 27-Feb-17

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Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters Selects SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring

Columbia Helicopters, a leader in heavy-lift helicopter operations for commercial and government services, has selected SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring to improve real time awareness on their Chinook 234 missions. The SKYTRAC solution features real-time analysis of engine exceedances and operational deviations. The system also uses SKYTRAC’s Satellite Data Download feature to offload full flight logs… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 27-Feb-17

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Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Meet Milestones Marking BTA-Valencia Completion

Bell Helicopter and TRU Simulation + Training Inc., both Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) companies, announced today that the Bell Helicopter Training Academy (BTA) in Valencia, Spain, along with its Bell 429 full flight simulator (FFS), have been certified by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These certification milestones mark the official completion of the training facility. BTA-Valencia was… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-17

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Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Vector Aerospace have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue safety and performance products for the helicopter market. Under the arrangement, Vector will provide experience and knowledge in structures, aircraft maintenance and the development of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to expand the reach of Safe Flight’s rotorcraft systems. The two… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 27-Feb-17

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DART Aerospace starts the new year with its presence at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017

DART Aerospace starts the new year with its presence at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017

DART is proud to announce their presence yet again at the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, the HAI Heli-Expo Show 2017 that will be held in Dallas, Texas from March 7th to 9th. DART’S 2017 BOOTH This year, DART will be featuring an impressive fully-mounted booth, where its team of experts will have… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 27-Feb-17

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Wysong deliveres two B407GX’s to PHI Air Medica

Wysong deliveres two B407GX’s to PHI Air Medica

Wysong Enterprises, Inc. has delivered two Bell Helicopter 407GX’s to PHI Air Medical. These are the first two 407GX EMS aircraft in PHI’s extensive fleet across the United States. PHI is one of the world’s largest helicopter operators with approximately 260 aircraft in their fleet. “We have worked on numerous aircraft for PHI Air Medical… Read more »

Source: Wysong Enterprises, 24-Feb-17

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Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

Possible Stabilization for Oil and Gas Sector

The oil and gas sector has been under strain the last two years, causing the values of many large and medium helicopters to decrease. Although, things might take a turn for the better, reports Flight Global, and within the next year. Sector analyst, Ben Chapman has said it might take up to 18 months for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Feb-17

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Entrepreneur David MacNeil takes delivery of new, customized Airbus H145 helicopter

Entrepreneur David MacNeil takes delivery of new, customized Airbus H145 helicopter

Leading American entrepreneur David MacNeil, owner of MacNeil Automotive Products Ltd. in Bolingbrook, Ill., has taken delivery of a new customized Airbus H145 helicopter for use with his highly successful company that manufactures the acclaimed WeatherTech automotive products. MacNeil flew away from Airbus Helicopters Inc.’s Grand Prairie headquarters after a final inspection and acceptance flight… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 23-Feb-17

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Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2017

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will gather its worldwide partners in a safety briefing and discussion in Dallas at Heli-Expo 2017.  International teams representing 50 countries will present and summarize 2016 accident data, discuss industry strengths and weaknesses, and highlight actions being taken to improve safety and reduce accidents.  WHAT: Media briefing to release 2016… Read more »

Source: IHST, 23-Feb-17

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LifeFlight Requests New Toowoomba Base

LifeFlight Requests New Toowoomba Base

The Toowoomba Regional Council has unanimously agreed on the proposal to build a new LifeFlight base or expand the existing one at the Toowoomba Aerodrome. The proposal was last minute, reports The Chronicle. They have applied for funding through the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions Fund.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Feb-17

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Rostec and RDIF attract leading international funds to invest in Russian Helicopters

Rostec and RDIF attract leading international funds to invest in Russian Helicopters

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has formed a consortium comprising leading Middle Eastern funds and finalized a deal to acquire a minority stake in Russian Helicopters (part of the Rostec State Corporation). Russian Helicopters valuation was estimated at $2.35 billion. The transaction consists of two stages. The first stage involves the sale of a… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 22-Feb-17

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NHV awarded with offshore contract by Seaway Heavy Lifting

NHV awarded with offshore contract by Seaway Heavy Lifting

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL) to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming wind farm construction project at the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm. The 588MW, 84 turbine wind farm, will be situated in the Outer Moray Firth and is expected to power approximately 450,000 homes. The… Read more »

Source: NHV, 22-Feb-17

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Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

Sweden rejects Chinese export request for CybAero UAV for fisheries work

First North listed CybAero AB, which develops and manufactures remote-controlled helicopter systems, October 21, 2016 applied to the ISP, Swedish Inspectorate of Strategic Products, for export authorization of demonstration flight UAS in China. The application concerns one helicopter system and the demonstration is addressed to the Administration of Fishery and Fishing Supervision. The deal’s representative… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 22-Feb-17

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UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

UK distributor launches Guimbal Centre of Excellence

The UK distributor for the French-built composite two-seat Guimbal Cabri G2 helicopter is expanding into new facilities. HeliGroup is establishing a Centre of Excellence at Oxford Airport, to include a new sales office and training centre. The company is launching a new sales office within the Airbus Helicopters UK complex, as well as a dedicated… Read more »

Source: HeliGroup, 21-Feb-17

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance receives £250,000 donation for new airbase

Wiltshire Air Ambulance receives £250,000 donation for new airbase

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s major fundraising appeal for its new airbase is to receive a significant donation of £250,000. The funding is for the helipad and associated costs at the charity’s new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, and has been given by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal. The HELP Appeal is the… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 21-Feb-17

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