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30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

30 year anniversary of EMS Air Ambulances in the UK

Thirty years ago, the first air ambulance service was formed in Cornwall.  More recently, Northern Ireland; the only area within the UK without such a service, became operational. Since then, these critical life-saving services have invested funds to expand their operations, increased their operating hours to operate at night, upgraded to larger aircrafts, increased their… Read more »

Source: AOAA, 14-Sep-17

Midlands Air Ambulance Invests in RRV

Midlands Air Ambulance Invests in RRV

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has recently unveiled three new rapid response vehicles to support the lifesaving organisation’s operations across the region. As the charity covers the largest air ambulance operating area in England, it is imperative the expert aircrew can rely on the very best vehicles to swiftly reach, and subsequently treat those in critical… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 14-Sep-17

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Helitech organisers profile technical sessions

Helitech organisers profile technical sessions

Europe’s leading event for the rotorcraft community, Helitech International, has announced the industry’s foremost operators including Airbus Helicopters, Babcock International Group and Leonardo will present informative and engaging Technical Sessions as part of its 2017 conference programme. Visitors are invited to attend a dynamic agenda of seminars to learn from industry experts and discover the… Read more »

Source: Helitech, 14-Sep-17

Airbus Helicopters showcases EMS capabilities at China Helicopter Expo 2017

Airbus Helicopters showcases EMS capabilities at China Helicopter Expo 2017

Airbus Helicopters will highlight its wide range of products and services at this year’s China Helicopter Exposition, from 14th to 17th September in Tianjin. The company will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary of its presence in China. Visitors will be able to take a closer look on the Airbus Helicopters stand at China’s very… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Sep-17

Leonardo puts helicopters on centre stage at DSEI 2017

Leonardo puts helicopters on centre stage at DSEI 2017

Leonardo will once again have a major presence at DSEI, which takes place at the ExCel Centre in London from 12 to 15 September (Stand n. S5-110). Having consolidated its companies in the UK, Leonardo is able to demonstrate a stronger position in this important domestic market, grow the business in and from the UK and invest in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 14-Sep-17

Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

Altitude Air puts new H125 into service

The recently arrived Airbus AS 350 B3e (H-125) Helicopter on Nepalese Registration of ‘9N-AMS’ to join Altitude Air fleet has begun commercial operation from today. According to the officials from Altitude Air, the new chopper has successfully completed its first flight taking off from the Eastern Helipad of Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu at around 10:15… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Sep-17

Helicopter market expanding fast in Bangladesh

Helicopter market expanding fast in Bangladesh

The number of commercial helicopter flights has risen rapidly in Bangladesh. The civilian use of helicopters was limited in the past, with only occasions such as marriage ceremonies, political programmes, advertisements and film shootings. Now, more and more businessmen are using helicopters to travel. Certain tour operators now even offer helicopter flights at Tk17,000. They… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Sep-17

FAA approves PS Engineering PAC45 audio control system

FAA approves PS Engineering PAC45 audio control system

On Friday, August 4th PSEngineering received a highly anticipated TSOA letter from the FAA indicating hasaccepted and now allows authorization to manufacture the new PAC45 audio controlsystem. And 20 days later, the first full system was installed by CompleteAvionics. The PAC45 is the only FAA approved,DZUS mounted, audio controller designed specifically for business jets as… Read more »

Source: PS Engineering, 13-Sep-17

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Bell 407 operator LJ Aviation renews ACSF registration

Bell 407 operator LJ Aviation renews ACSF registration

The Air Charter Safety Foundation (ACSF) is pleased to announce that L.J. Aviation, Latrobe, PA, has renewed its status on the ACSF Industry Audit Standard (IAS) Registry. “We congratulate L.J. Aviation on renewing their status on the IAS Registry,” said ACSF president Bryan Burns. “They have once again demonstrated their commitment to continuous improvement.” The… Read more »

Source: ACSF, 13-Sep-17

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Gemco sets up Robinson overhaul savings program

Gemco sets up Robinson overhaul savings program

Go Engine Management Company (Gemco) announced today the expansion of its popular line of piston-engine cost-stabilization products with the addition of a unique, new Helicopter Savings Overhaul Program. Designed to assist owners and operators meet the FAA mandatory 2200-hour airframe and engine overhaul requirement, which can exceed $250,000, the program provides many benefits including: A fixed, monthly tax-deductible expense… Read more »

Source: Gemco, 13-Sep-17

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UK – NPAS reports progress in securing new London base

UK – NPAS reports progress in securing new London base

The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has for some time been reviewing options for an alternative future site to serve London and the South East of England. The need to find a new site has been driven by the leasing costs for the current NPAS London base at Lippitts Hill, Essex. Earlier this year, it… Read more »

Source: The National Police Air Service, 13-Sep-17

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HAI & HTOC Committee Meeting and Safety Seminar

HAI & HTOC Committee Meeting and Safety Seminar

Each fall, HAI and its Helicopter Tour Operators Committee (HTOC) team up to host their Committee Meeting and Safety Seminar. Our event draws tour operators from every major U.S. air-tour market, including Alaska, Hawaii, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, and New York; Part 135 operators; and others who use this opportunity to meet with fellow members… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Sep-17

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Adopt-A-Copter launched by American Helicopter Museum

Adopt-A-Copter launched by American Helicopter Museum

The museum has an exciting new way to involve visitors, members, classrooms and more with our diverse helicopter collection. The program is entitled Adopt-A-Copter. The fun and informative Adopt-A-Copter, slated to launch in mid-September, aims to educate about helicopters and their contributions while offering people a chance to learn more about certain ships. Six of… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 13-Sep-17

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Sonoma County Sheriff gets sign off for new Bell 407GXP

Sonoma County Sheriff gets sign off for new Bell 407GXP

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office has finally, after three years, gotten approval to purchase a new helicopter. The new Bell 407GXP will replace their current Bell 407 helicopter, Henry 1, which has been in service for 21 years. The new purchase will come to a cost of $5.1 million, reports Press Democrat.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo Enters Second Phase of RWUAS Programme

Leonardo hopes that 2018 will be the year that they will be able to begin work on a rotary-wing unmanned air system (RWUAS). Should they begin next year, they hope to have the RWUAS available in the mid-2020s. A programme to develop the concepts of the RWUAS is already underway, reports Flight Global. Leonardo’s Yeovil… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed

Luxaviation Helicopters acquires Starspeed

Luxaviation Helicopters, part of the Luxaviation Group, is today announcing the acquisition of Starspeed, the global helicopter management, charter and training company. The deal, Luxaviation Helicopters’ first acquisition since launching in February 2017, positions the company as the world’s largest VIP and VVIP helicopter operator. Luxaviation Helicopters will incorporate Starspeed’s fleet of 23 helicopters into… Read more »

12-Sep-17

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Two thirds of passengers unlikely to fly in H225 ever again

Two thirds of passengers unlikely to fly in H225 ever again

Airbus Helicopters has made the results of its survey available to operators and oil companies, but not officially to the press.  However, we have validated from a reliable source that 62% of respondents say they are most unlikely to, or will never, fly in the H225 again.  Airbus are trying to compare this to the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Sep-17

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Bristow St Athan SAR base marks 500th mission

Bristow St Athan SAR base marks 500th mission

The ST ATHAN HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter team has completed its 500th mission milestone since Bristow Helicopters commenced SAR operations on behalf of HM Coastguard in October 2015.  The base was one of the first purpose-built sites created as Bristow took responsibility for the UK SAR service, with each new base representing… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 12-Sep-17

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Able Aerospace announces Bell 429 component capabilities

Able Aerospace announces Bell 429 component capabilities

Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced the addition of repair and overhaul services for the Bell 429, a helicopter with features that support the mission of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and related public service operators. “We pride ourselves on working at the speed of… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 12-Sep-17

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Russian Helicopters to begin certification tests of Ka-62 in 2018

Russian Helicopters to begin certification tests of Ka-62 in 2018

Russian Helicopters holding company plans to begin certification tests of the newest Ka-62 helicopter in 2018, which will last two years. After its completion the machine will be ready for bulk supplies. At the present moment, helicopter flight hardware has been produced on AAC “Progress”. The first machine already participated in factory tests in May… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 12-Sep-17

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Air Methods and Blue Cross Finalize Agreement

Air Methods and Blue Cross Finalize Agreement

Air Methods (NASDAQ:AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Blue Cross of Idaho, the leading health insurer in Idaho. The new agreement allows Blue Cross of Idaho members access to Air Methods’ life-saving emergency air medical services in Idaho. “No matter where our members… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 12-Sep-17

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ASU Obtains STC on Sikorsky S92A

ASU Obtains STC on Sikorsky S92A

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) obtained a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Sikorsky S-92A. The S-92A is widely used in offshore operations around the world and is known for its ability to transport large crews and heavy cargo to drilling platforms. ASU obtained the STC for a Bristow aircraft operating in the Gulf of Mexico…. Read more »

Source: ASU, 12-Sep-17

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Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter to receive brand new R66 Turbine Helicopter by September

Prabhu Helicopter who had placed an order with Robinson Helicopter Company, USA on May, 2017 is nearing to take the delivery of brand new Turbine Robinson R66 Helicopter. As per the information from the officials, the R66 helicopter is expected to show up at Nepal by the third week of September. The Helicopter cargo will… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Sep-17

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Labinal awarded patent for helicopter turbine engine control system

Labinal awarded patent for helicopter turbine engine control system

An electrical control and power supply system for at least one helicopter motor/generator, the system including a first DC/AC converter selectively delivering AC electrical power to the at least one motor/generator, depending on respective positions of contactors of a connection matrix actuated from an electronic control circuit, the first DC/AC converter powered with DC by a DC… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 11-Sep-17

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UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

UK training school to exhibit at German careers event

It’s now less than two weeks to go until the 16th September, when we’ll be over in Germany exhibiting with Pilot Careers Live at the Maritim ProArte Hotel in Berlin! We’re looking forward to meeting prospective trainee pilots from all over Europe and hope to be able to give an insight into the training and… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Sep-17

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Airbus H145M makes first flight with HForce weapon system

Airbus H145M makes first flight with HForce weapon system

At the end of August, the H145M performed its first flight with a complete HForce weapon system in Donauwörth. Thanks to this modular weapon system designed by Airbus, the H145M can be equipped with all kind of guided and ballistic armaments such as missiles and laser guided rockets, guns, machine guns and rockets. The qualification… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Sep-17

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LA County Fire Dept contracts for 4th and 5th Fire Hawks

LA County Fire Dept contracts for 4th and 5th Fire Hawks

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, received a contract from the County of Los Angeles for two S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopters in a baseline configuration. Sikorsky is assembling the two new S-70i Black Hawk helicopters for delivery to L.A. County in December 2017. Compared to the S-70A model, the S-70i aircraft will feature wide… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 11-Sep-17

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BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

BAC Accreditation Awarded to Helicentre

Helicentre Aviation is delighted to announce it has become the first helicopter pilot training organisation in the UK to receive the prestigious recognition of the British Accreditation Council (BAC). This accreditation enables Helicentre Aviation to sponsor international students from across the globe so they can acquire short term study visas for pilot training. The BAC… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 11-Sep-17

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Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport heli shuttle service grows to 6 AW109s

Biggin Hill Airport’s London Heli Shuttle service, operated by Castle Air, is announcing it has grown its fleet to six AgustaWestland AW109 Grands. Since its launch in December 2015, the London Heli Shuttle service has completed 2,500 helicopter transfers. At just six minutes, the heli shuttle affords passengers the fastest transfer to and from the… Read more »

Source: London Biggin Hill Airport, 11-Sep-17

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Helicopters of Russia completes repairs on Indonesian Mi-35P helicopters

Helicopters of Russia completes repairs on Indonesian Mi-35P helicopters

Specialists from Indonesia visited JSC “150 ARZ” holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of Rostekh State Corporation) for acceptance of two Mi-35P helicopters. The contract for the overhaul of the machines was signed in September 2016. In accordance with the terms of the contract, repairs were carried out on the basis of JSC “150 ARZ” from November… Read more »

Source: Helicopters of Russia, 11-Sep-17

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Helijet to install NVIS on British Columbia EMS S76C fleet

Helijet to install NVIS on British Columbia EMS S76C fleet

This winter, Helijet International Inc. and BC Ambulance Service will develop and install Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) into all three of its dedicated air ambulance helicopters. Helijet operates the specially-equipped Sikorsky S-76C+ medical helicopters on a 7/24 basis from its Vancouver International Airport and Prince Rupert/Seal Cove base facilities under long term contracts with… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 08-Sep-17

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AW101 is focus for Leonardo at MSPO 2017 in Poland

AW101 is focus for Leonardo at MSPO 2017 in Poland

From 5-8 September, Leonardo and its Polish subsidiary PZL-Świdnik are exhibiting at the 25th edition of the International Defence Industry Exhibition MSPO in Kielce, Poland. As part of the selection of products and technologies on display at the exhibition, the Italian Air Force’s AW101 medium/heavy helicopter and the W-3PL Głuszec helicopter used by the Polish… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Sep-17

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NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day to Inspire Students

NBAA-BACE Careers in Business Aviation Day to Inspire Students

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will once again host its popular annual Careers in Business Aviation Day on Thursday, Oct. 12 during the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas, NV. Career Day, a free event for all registered students, faculty and chaperones, kicks off at 9 a.m., and will feature… Read more »

08-Sep-17

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Duke of Cambridge to open Aintree Hospital helipad

Duke of Cambridge to open Aintree Hospital helipad

Kensington Palace has announced that The Duke of Cambridge will visit Aintree University Hospital to formally open the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT) this month. The £35m facility, which took four years to construct, is one of the most modern emergency centres in the country. During his visit on Thursday 14th September The… Read more »

Source: Aintree Hospital, 08-Sep-17

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Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 08-Sep-17

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CHC commences H175 revenue operations

CHC commences H175 revenue operations

CHC Helicopter today celebrated the inaugural flight of CHC’s new Airbus H175 super-medium aircraft to the Ocean Patriot. “I am delighted to see the H175 officially take off for our European operation – the first of three in the CHC fleet– and to offer this new-generation aircraft to Shell, for whom we have provided aviation… Read more »

Source: CHC, 08-Sep-17

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Spectrum Aeromed to Debut Pivot System at China Helicopter Exhibition

Spectrum Aeromed to Debut Pivot System at China Helicopter Exhibition

Spectrum Aeromed announced that the company will exhibit at the China Helicopter Exhibition in Tianjin from September 14-17, 2017, for the first time. During the four days, Spectrum Aeromed will present its Pivot System at booth 1C609 in Hall 1. The Spectrum Aeromed air ambulance solution is flexible and quickly installed in a wide range… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 08-Sep-17

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CHC hit by fallout from Australian training scandal

CHC hit by fallout from Australian training scandal

After a national air safety audit, it was found out that TAFE SA did not assess their students to the correct standards. This means that numerous aircraft maintenance engineers working for CHC Helicopters have had parts of their licences suspended. While the Civil Aviation Safety Authority carries out an investigation, airlines are not approving or… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Sep-17

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Elite London adds more helicopter features at new 2018 UK venue

Elite London adds more helicopter features at new 2018 UK venue

London’s ‘Jet-set lifestyle’ event has moved to the UK’s leading General Aviation Air Park, Wycombe Air Park, located on the western edge of London in Buckinghamshire. The venue will offer greater opportunities to develop and expand the lifestyle event with a line up of additional experiences offered to visitors during 11th – 12th May. Some notable new experiences and… Read more »

Source: The Elite London, 07-Sep-17

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Vector Aerospace hosts Canada-Texas business roundtable

Vector Aerospace hosts Canada-Texas business roundtable

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, recently had the honour of hosting a Texas Trade Mission roundtable discussion at its Grapevine, TX, facility involving participants from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, local businesses and media. The roundtable was part of a Canadian… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 07-Sep-17

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Bristow to present at 2017 Barclays Energy – Power Conference

Bristow to present at 2017 Barclays Energy – Power Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it will be presenting at the Barclays CEO Energy – Power Conference to be held in New York City on September 5 – 7, 2017. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Sep-17

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Rockwell Collins sold for $30 Billion

Rockwell Collins sold for $30 Billion

United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) (“UTC”) and Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) (“Rockwell Collins”) today announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which United Technologies will acquire Rockwell Collins for $140.00 per share, in cash and UTC stock. Rockwell Collins is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 07-Sep-17

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Whirly-Girls Scholarship Open Applications

Whirly-Girls Scholarship Open Applications

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 scholarship season.  Sixteen scholarships will be awarded to deserving female aviators in 2018, setting the bar for the entire helicopter industry. Applications are due by October 1st. This year, scholarship sponsors include Airbus, Erickson Inc., Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, FlightSafety International Inc.,… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 07-Sep-17

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Waypoint Closes $87M Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Closes $87M Term Loan Facility

Waypoint Leasing (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed on a new US$87.5 million term loan facility led by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and MUFG with further accordion capacity to upsize the transaction in the future. The company will use the proceeds to refinance aircraft from its… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 07-Sep-17

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Scotland Charity Air Ambulance launches mascot

Scotland Charity Air Ambulance launches mascot

Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) has welcomed a new member to the team – an eight-foot paramedic mascot. Set to become a firm favourite throughout Scotland – especially with younger supporters – the as-yet-unnamed mascot was unveiled this week at SCAA’s Perth Airport base. The mascot wears similar kit to SCAA’s pool of six paramedics… Read more »

Source: Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, 07-Sep-17

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VIH Aerospace Selected by Heliject to install Night Vision Systems

VIH Aerospace Selected by Heliject to install Night Vision Systems

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a global provider of helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is proud to announce it has been selected to develop and install three Supplemental Type Certified Night Vision system installations for Helijet International Incorporated. Teaming with Rebtech Technologies (Rebtech) and Night Flight Concepts, VIHA will take the lead in… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 07-Sep-17

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Bristow appoints new SVP General Counsel

Bristow appoints new SVP General Counsel

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today announced the appointment of Timothy Knapp to senior vice president, general counsel, responsible for all legal aspects of the business, corporate compliance and insurance, effective September 26, 2017. In his new role, Knapp will report directly to Bristow Group President and Chief Executive Officer Jonathan Baliff. “Tim brings significant… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 07-Sep-17

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Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

Irish Coast Guard reduces role of SAR helicopters

The Department of Health has announced that SAR pilots who work 24-hour duties will not be expected to perform any inter-hospital patient transfers. The Irish Coast Guard has had to withdraw crews from various medical missions’ due to this decision. The Irish Aviation Authority has said that an Air Corps fixed-wing aircraft will be used… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-17

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Russia to present Ka62 at Vladivostok Economic Forum

Russia to present Ka62 at Vladivostok Economic Forum

Russian Helicopters has announced that their new multipurpose Ka-62 helicopter will be revealed at the 3rd Eastern Economic Forum, held in Vladivostok this year. The demonstration at the forum, which is being held September 6-7, is hoped to impress both foreign and Russian audiences. The helicopter has been designed for passenger transportation, EMS, patrolling, ecological… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-17

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New Helipad for China-Japan Friendship Hospital

New Helipad for China-Japan Friendship Hospital

The China-Japan Friendship Hospital in downtown Beijing officially opened their new helipad August 29. Built on top of their four-story car park, the helipad will be able to increase survival rates for critical patients up to 25%. It will also be the only helipad that will be used specifically for medical services, reports China Daily…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Sep-17

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HAI Salute To Excellence Awards – Nominations Needed

Within vertical aviation are pilots, mechanics, safety professionals, and others who go above and beyond the call of duty in pursuit of the highest standards of professional excellence. Their dedication is an inspiration to us all. HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards recognize outstanding achievement in vertical aviation. Go to rotor.org/salute and nominate an exceptional individual… Read more »

Source: HAI, 06-Sep-17

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New CEO at Erickson

New CEO at Erickson

Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace OEM and provider of global aviation services, announced the appointment of government services veteran, Doug Kitani as Chief Executive Officer and Director effective August 31, 2017. Mr. Kitani joins Erickson having most recently served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of IAP Worldwide Services, a global defense services company specializing… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 06-Sep-17

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FAA approves AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit from Swiss Rotor Solutions

FAA approves AS350 Maximum Pilot View Kit from Swiss Rotor Solutions

Swiss Rotor Solutions receives Supplemental Type Certification (STC) from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Maximum Pilot View Kit for H125/AS350

Source: Swiss Rotor Solutions, 06-Sep-17

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EASA certifies LPV approach on Heli Union AS332L1

EASA certifies LPV approach on Heli Union AS332L1

Héli-Union has successfully obtained the first ever EASA certification of an LPV capability on AS332L1 with both digital and analogic systems. Normally, an LPV capability on AS332L1 utilises either digital or analogic system. Many companies try to improve the method by combining both systems but none succeeded, except Héli-Union. For now, Héli-Union is the only… Read more »

Source: Héli-Union, 06-Sep-17

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HFI offers 19 helicopter industry scholarships

HFI offers 19 helicopter industry scholarships

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry. If you meet the eligibility requirements listed below, HFI encourages you to apply at helicopterfoundation.org/scholarships. We are here to help you achieve your dream Commercial Helicopter Pilot Rating Scholarship:… Read more »

Source: HFI, 06-Sep-17

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Discovery Air Appoints New CEO

Discovery Air Appoints New CEO

Discovery Air Inc. (“Discovery Air” or the “Corporation”) (TSX: DA.DB.A) announced today the appointment of Alan D. Torrie as Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) effective August 29, 2017. Mr. Torrie is an accomplished and experienced business leader and was most recently the President and Chief Executive Officer of Morneau Shepell. Paul Bouchard will remain in his… Read more »

Source: Discovery Air, 06-Sep-17

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Summit Aviation awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award

Summit Aviation awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that its Somerset, Ky. manufacturing facility has been awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award for supplier excellence. The Platinum Source Award recognizes outstanding quality, commitment to meeting delivery schedules, focus on customer satisfaction and robust, lean processes. “Being recognized as a Northrop Grumman Platinum Supplier is… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 05-Sep-17

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Maverick & Pink Jeep Tours launches Grand Canyon Tour

Maverick & Pink Jeep Tours launches Grand Canyon Tour

Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading offroad adventure company, Pink Jeep Tours, to offer a one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon sightseeing and aerial experience. Above, Below & Beyond Tour features highly-trained adventure guides and breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon West Rim from 3,500 feet below the rim, at the rim itself and aboard… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 05-Sep-17

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Virginia Beach Police purchase a MD530F

Virginia Beach Police purchase a MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new, custom-configured MD 530F by the Virginia Beach Police Department Aviation Unit. This will be the first MD Helicopters aircraft to join the Virginia Beach Police Department since the Helicopter Operations unit was established. “The MD 530F is an exceptional aircraft for law enforcement… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Sep-17

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Ipswich gets permission for Helipad

Ipswich gets permission for Helipad

Ipswich Borough Council has given planning permission to The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust to create a new lifesaving helipad beside its emergency department. The HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding the construction of hospital helipads, has agreed to fund the entire work, which will cost £250,000. It is likely that… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Sep-17

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HNZ announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

HNZ announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) has accepted the Corporation’s notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the “Notice”) to purchase outstanding common shares and variable voting shares through the facilities of the TSX… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 04-Sep-17

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Latest Business Aircraft Resale Market Update Report released by AMSTAT

Latest Business Aircraft Resale Market Update Report released by AMSTAT

According to AMSTAT, there have been further encouraging signs coming from the business aircraft resale market.  Overall, Business Jet Resale Retail Transactions were up 8.4% during the first half of 2017 versus the same period in 2016.  Of note were the Medium Jets, where transaction activity during this period was up 16.7% over 2016.  Heavy Jet transactions were… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 04-Sep-17

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Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Jan Nowacki begins on the first of September the task as COO at MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter. Nowacki has previously gained considerable experience in this area at Airbus Helicopters as head of the Rotor Blade and Airframe with the manufacture of composite parts, structural assembly and equipment as well as repair activities. MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter will, in… Read more »

Source: Marenco Swiss Helicopter, 01-Sep-17

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Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Marenco Swiss Helicopter appoint new COO

Jan Nowacki begins on the first of September the task as COO at MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter. Nowacki has previously gained considerable experience in this area at Airbus Helicopters as head of the Rotor Blade and Airframe with the manufacture of composite parts, structural assembly and equipment as well as repair activities. MSH Marenco Swiss Helicopter will, in… Read more »

Source: Marenco Swiss Helicopter, 01-Sep-17

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Helipad Plans Stalled for Fort St. John Hospital

Helipad Plans Stalled for Fort St. John Hospital

The Fort St. John Hospital Helipad Steering Committee has announced they are no longer going to build a helipad at Fort St. John Hospital. Their reports found that that they cannot afford the construction at the moment and that there is not a big enough demand or need for it medically. Moira Green, a representative… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Aug-17

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Kaweah Deltas 10,000th Helipad Landing Celebration

Kaweah Deltas 10,000th Helipad Landing Celebration

The Kaweah Delta Healthcare District will be celebrating their 1,000th helicopter landing this Friday. The hospital’s helipad was built in 2013, cutting transportation time down drastically. The community played a large role in getting the much needed helipad up and running. They received donations of up to $2.3 million from the community and a sponsorship by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Aug-17

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Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

UKROBORONPROM SE Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” – together with scientific institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – diversifies components of Russian production, modernizing Mi helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For the purpose of import substitution program implementation – particulary in providing units for Mi-24 EMS, specialists of the enterprise developed… Read more »

Source: Ukroboronprom, 31-Aug-17

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Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company partners with Ramco Systems

Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company partners with Ramco Systems

Ramco Systems, the global aviation software provider on Cloud and Mobile, today announced that it has signed a prestigious 5-year agreement with Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company (SRSC) to offer software support for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations for civilian and military helicopters in Saudi Arabia. In addition to Aviation maintenance modules, SRSC will also… Read more »

Source: Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company, 31-Aug-17

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Life Flight Network signs agreements with Allegiance And Cigna For Montana

Life Flight Network signs agreements with Allegiance And Cigna For Montana

Life Flight Network announced today it has entered into an agreement with Allegiance and Cigna to become an in-network air ambulance provider in Montana. The announcement is a major milestone just days before Life Flight Network opens a new helicopter base at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Life Flight Network is now in-network with all… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 31-Aug-17

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Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with the award-winning Pahrump Valley Winery, the leader in Nevada-grown grapes and wines and the state’s largest winery, for the “Heli & Wine Experience” tours. This exclusive and unique experience is geared towards those looking for an awe-inspiring helicopter… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 31-Aug-17

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Rosoboronexport to deliver Mi-171SHs to Burkina Faso

Rosoboronexport to deliver Mi-171SHs to Burkina Faso

At the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2017”, Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract for the delivery of Mi-171SH helicopters to Burkina Faso. “Rosoboronexport signed two contracts for the delivery of Mi-171SH military transport helicopters and air weapons to Burkina Faso. Our partners will receive 2 rotary-wing aircraft. The contracts will be executed… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 31-Aug-17

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Meeting for Potential Basildon Hospital Helipad

Meeting for Potential Basildon Hospital Helipad

This past Monday, Councillors got together in Essex to discuss the potential plans of a new helipad at Basildon Hospital. The need for a new helipad is due to the fact that the current informal one is based at South Essex College, which is relocating this October to Basildon Town Centre, reports ITV.

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Aug-17

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CHC signs HCare contract with Airbus for H175

CHC signs HCare contract with Airbus for H175

CHC Helicopter has signed an HCare services contract to cover the operator’s H175 helicopter, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Under this nose to tail contract, Airbus Helicopters is entrusted with providing all spare parts and repairable items for CHC’s H175. “As we introduce these new aircraft to our fleet, we needed to make sure we were… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Aug-17

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Unmanned Safety Institute Launched a Career Pathways Initiative

Unmanned Safety Institute Launched a Career Pathways Initiative

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc. and the leading provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to individuals interested in pursuing a career as a professional remote pilot, announced today the launch of the Career Pathways Initiative, an innovative new program that will provide direct job placement opportunities to individuals who hold a valid… Read more »

Source: Unmanned Safety Institute, 30-Aug-17

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Airbus extends agreement with IAR in Romania

Airbus extends agreement with IAR in Romania

Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, have decided to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. Initially signed for 5 years, the agreement… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Aug-17

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