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Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Bruno Bellanger (40) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Programs, succeeding Cyrille Poetsch who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After joining Airbus as an air-ground communications systems engineer, and Eurogiciel as Project Manager, Bruno Bellanger joined Safran in 2004 as Manager of the Safran Electronics & Defense agency in Toulouse, dedicated… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Oct-17

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

Safety in today’s global aviation market depends to a great extent on international partnerships between aviation regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fully subscribes to this philosophy, which is why on September 22 the agency updated its long-standing aviation safety agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) The changes in this agreement enhance the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Oct-17

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FAA issue exemption allowing ACSF UH-1 blades to fly

FAA issue exemption allowing ACSF UH-1 blades to fly

On Sept. 29, Advanced Composite Structures Florida (ACSF) received a long-fought-for Federal Aviation Administration exemption allowing the company to represent foreign military surplus composite main rotor blades as “suitable for installation” on restricted category UH-1 helicopters. The exemption allows ACSF to sell the rotor blades to restricted category operators and requires the company to issue… Read more »

Source: ACSF, 20-Oct-17

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new Trakka Systems SWE-400 QUAD for the AW109 helicopter chosen by an Electricity Transmission Company operating in Africa, for their important power line inspection mission. The SWE-400 QUAD multi-sensor imaging system is a purpose-built system for the utility inspection market…. Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 20-Oct-17

Oceania Aviation completes first AS355 Max-Vis EVS install

Oceania Aviation completes first AS355 Max-Vis EVS install

Our avionics team are yet again the first to install the Max-Viz 1400 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to an aircraft type. Last year we announced the very first install of the Max-Viz 1400 system to a rotary aircraft (AS 350B3), this time we are pleased to announce the completion of the first install on its twin-engined… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 20-Oct-17

CHC SAR Team Awarded Commendation Award

CHC SAR Team Awarded Commendation Award

CHC Group is delighted to announce a pilot and aircrew of Rescue 651 have been recognised with a Commendation Award at the National SAR Awards in Canberra. This award commends the CHC Helicopter’s pilot and aircrew, along with a St John Ambulance paramedic, for the rescue of a 27-year-old man with a broken leg off… Read more »

Source: CHC Helicopter, 20-Oct-17

Worcestershire Royal Hospital helipad plans approval

Worcestershire Royal Hospital helipad plans approval

Work is set to get underway on a brand new state-of-the-art £1.24m helipad at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, following the go-ahead from planners this week.  The new raised helipad, which will be situated next to Worcestershire Oncology Centre, will be closer to the Accident and Emergency department, enabling paramedics to transfer critically ill patients into the… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 20-Oct-17

Palm Beach Helicopters installs TH22SM AATD from ELITE

Palm Beach Helicopters installs TH22SM AATD from ELITE

Lantana, Florida-based Palm Beach Helicopters has completed installation of a new TH22SM Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) manufactured by ELITE Simulation Solutions (ELITE). The TH22SM is a single-seat, single control trainer based on the Robinson R22 helicopter. The ELITE TH22 is available in four configurations and all models are FAA approved for IFR, Commercial, ATP,… Read more »

Source: ELITE Simulation Solutions, 20-Oct-17

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Nord Helikopter praises Auk protection suits

Nord Helikopter praises Auk protection suits

Nord Helikopter A/S is a hard working operator who covers the extreme north of Scandinavia. Constructing and maintaining public infrastructure in this remote and dramatic terrain requires true versatility, and Nord Helikopter is putting its fleet of nine AS350/H-125 to good use. Flight Operations Manager Øystein Skovro shares his views operating in the extreme north, and why they prefer to… Read more »

Source: AUK Protection, 20-Oct-17

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Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be exhibiting for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas from October 16th – 18th, 2017, in Booth… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Oct-17

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DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is nearing certification of the Bell 505 Bearpaws and is now accepting pre-orders. For as long as helicopters have been in operation, soft terrain landings have created balancing problems during takeoff and landings. DART Aerospace Bearpaws are constructed of a high density polymer; this polymer… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Oct-17

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Oceania Aviation complete Pakistan Army Schweizer upgrade program

Oceania Aviation complete Pakistan Army Schweizer upgrade program

Within New Zealand, the Oceania Aviation brand is fairly well known in aviation circles but over recent years we have seen growing interest from overseas. This has seen many of our team spend lengthy periods of time completing various offshore projects. The first project with Trade Dynamics in Pakistan that began in 2015 has now… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Skytrac receives patent for bill-by-the-mile tracker

Skytrac receives patent for bill-by-the-mile tracker

SKYTRAC has received a Canadian patent with US patent pending for a bill-by-the-mile flight tracking solution that allows air ambulance operators to improve the accuracy of reporting on billable distances. “To minimize their satellite communications costs, most operators opt to receive GPS position reports only every one or two minutes. The assumption is that an… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 20-Oct-17

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Airbus Helicopters proudly supports AAMS Community Award Winners

Airbus Helicopters proudly supports AAMS Community Award Winners

Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the AAMS Community Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the emergency medical services (EMS) transport community. Airbus Helicopters Inc. continues to be a proud supporter of the awards. “We believe it is important to recognize the EMS transport operators for their considerable contribution to our society…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-17

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Helicopter Museum Co-hosts Main Line Airport Dedication

Helicopter Museum Co-hosts Main Line Airport Dedication

The Main Line Airport (MLA), also known as the Paoli Airport, stood for more than a half-century at the current site of Malvern’s Great Valley Corporate Center. As one of Pennsylvania’s earliest country airfields, it served aviation from the 1920s into the 1970s, and was home to major research breakthroughs that would later be incorporated… Read more »

Source: The American Helicopter Museum, 20-Oct-17

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Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”) announced today the delivery of a Leonardo AW139 to Heligo Charters Private Limited (Heligo) in India. The delivery marks the fifth helicopter leased to Heligo in 2017, increasing the Mumbai-based operator’s fleet and enabling expansion of both on- and offshore services. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, began its lease… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Airbus shows H130 and EC145 at AMTC 2017

Airbus shows H130 and EC145 at AMTC 2017

Airbus Helicopters, the market segment leader in emergency medical services (EMS) rotorcraft, is showcasing the H130 and EC145, member of the H145 family, at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) this week in Fort Worth, Texas. “We have both the EMS market-leading single-engine and twin-engine aircraft on display to illustrate to customers the multitude of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-17

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Fleet Keeper gets CAAP approval

Fleet Keeper gets CAAP approval

Airbus Helicopters has successfully obtained Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) acceptance for the deployment of its Fleet Keeper® application in the country. Following a successful introduction in Europe, Philippines is the second country in Southeast Asia, after Singapore, to accept the use of electronic technical logbooks for its helicopter fleet. After four months… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-17

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Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders. Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the Japanese distributor for the AW169 and AW139 types, have signed contracts with the Yamaguchi Prefecture Fire Fighting… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-17

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Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Tough trading conditions do not directly correlate to decreasing safety standards, and the offshore transportation industry can and must maintain its pursuit of continuous safety improvement during periods of depressed demand. These were the key messages delivered by Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff in a presentation this month’s Helitech show in London. Mr Baliff, who… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Oct-17

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AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Travis County will be the launch customer of the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-17

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Sikorsky Sponsors Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac

Sikorsky Sponsors Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) is sponsoring its second annual Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship award to the MedEvac Foundation. The $5,000 scholarship was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. “We are honored to once again recognize Dr. Wedel’s legacy,” said Sikorsky Sales Executive for North America &… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 18-Oct-17

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Waypoint Receives Innovation Award in Tianjin

Waypoint Receives Innovation Award in Tianjin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China.   Philip Stransky, Vice… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 18-Oct-17

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UK Aviation Services becomes a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Center

UK Aviation Services becomes a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Center

UK Aviation Services (Eng) Limited is proud to announce that it has recently been authorised as a Sikorsky S-76 Customer Support Center with the authorisation covering all variants of the popular S-76 helicopter. The Customer Support Center Authorisation comes after considerable investment by UK Aviation Services in staff training, tools and equipment and a review… Read more »

Source: UK Aviation Services, 18-Oct-17

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DRF retains Magdeburg contract with six year extension

DRF retains Magdeburg contract with six year extension

[electronic translation] The decision has been taken: DRF Luftrettung will operate the air rescue station in Magdeburg for a further six years. This is the result of a Europe-wide re-tendering of the station carried out by the Landesverwaltungsamt Halle . The newly awarded concession for primary air rescue in Saxony-Anhalt applies for the period 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2023. “We would like… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 17-Oct-17

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Columbus Police marks 45 years flying MD Helicopters

Columbus Police marks 45 years flying MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) congratulates the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department (CPD) Helicopter Unit on 45 years of exemplary service. The Columbus Police Department acquired their first two (2) of what would become six (6) E-model helicopters in 1997. Over the past 20 years these aircraft have flown 16-hours a day, 7-days a week, logging nearly… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Oct-17

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Hamilton County Sheriff receives 530F

Hamilton County Sheriff receives 530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery and return to service of an FAA-certified MD 530F (369FF type certification) to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Cincinnati, Ohio. Operated since 1989 by HCSO as an MD 500E, this aircraft recently completed MDHI’s E-to-F Conversion program to emerge as a newly certified F-model helicopter with a… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Oct-17

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IAI-ELTA to provide Helicopter SATCOM Network Systems to Key Customer

IAI-ELTA to provide Helicopter SATCOM Network Systems to Key Customer

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a significant contract by a key customer for delivering an advanced SATCOM (Satellite Communications) network system. The contract includes several dozens of airborne terminals and ground segments for medium and heavy lift helicopters. This is a follow on contract from the customer, which previously bought SATCOM terminals which… Read more »

Source: IAI, 17-Oct-17

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USAIG Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Safety Posters to the Aviation Industry

USAIG Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Safety Posters to the Aviation Industry

USAIG, one of the world’s leading aviation-specific insurance providers celebrates 40 years of creating and distributing safety posters to the aviation community – free of charge. USAIG has created more than 400 posters and distributed more than two million copies to industry members worldwide. In 1977, USAIG (United States Aircraft Insurance Group, Booth C11032) began… Read more »

Source: USAIG, 17-Oct-17

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DRF Luftrettung appoints new Chairman

DRF Luftrettung appoints new Chairman

[electronic translation]  The Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG Dr. Dr. Krystian Pracz, 48, as Chairman of the Board. He will start his work on 6 November 2017. The promoted physicist has many years of international experience in management, especially in the fields of corporate development, market and portfolio development as well as digital… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 17-Oct-17

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GNAAS Looks to New Life Saving Techniques

GNAAS Looks to New Life Saving Techniques

The Great North Air Ambulance Service are planning to test new methods and equipment from the US on treating “non-compressible torso bleeding” before they get to hospitals. This type of injury is most common in falls and car accident patients and is very hard to treat, reports ITV.

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Safran marketing new Aneto engine to HAL

Safran marketing new Aneto engine to HAL

Safran has started with the development of their new heavy-engine, high-power helicopter engine type called Aneto. Safran is looking to supply HAL with the Aneto family, after they submitted an RFI, HAL wants to purchase the engines so they can power their home-made helicopters, reports The Hindu Business Line.

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

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Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

AirX has announced that their new helicopter taxi service, CodeShare, is now officially available. Flights go from the Tokyo Heliport in Shinkiba to Hakone, Narita Airport and Hatsushima. A flight from Tokyo to Narita Airport comes to 59, 800 yen, reports Asiaventurepedia.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

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Indian Government starts sale of majority of Pawan Hans

Indian Government starts sale of majority of Pawan Hans

The Indian Government announced on Friday that they have started the process of selling off their stake in operator Pawan Hans.  The 51% stake will mean that the Government no longer controls the company, although the remaining 49% will stay with ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.  ONGC was originally fully government owned, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

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3rd H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

3rd H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

The third H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters this afternoon. PT3, with its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft’s level of maturity ahead of entry into service in 2019. “The third prototype incorporates a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Oct-17

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Air Medical Helicopters Fly with 1,000 Donaldson IBFs

Air Medical Helicopters Fly with 1,000 Donaldson IBFs

Over the course of a decade, the air medical community has equipped its helicopters with more than 1,000 Inlet Barrier Filter Systems (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). David Brigham, owner and president of AeroBrigham, a completion and customization provider, has been installing IBFs on a range… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 16-Oct-17

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FAA approves B206 and B407 sim from Ryan-Precision JV

FAA approves B206 and B407 sim from Ryan-Precision JV

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective helicopter simulator which has just received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The device is reconfigurable between the Bell 206 and Bell 407 but can also be… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 16-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopters and United Helicopters sign contracts

Russian Helicopters and United Helicopters sign contracts

Within the framework of the MAKS-2017 International Aerospace Show “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) concluded three contracts with United Helicopters International Group on supply of 10 helicopters to Chinese operators in 2017-2018. In particular, according to the signed contracts United Helicopters will receive 5 light helicopters Ansat in medevac configuration, three… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Oct-17

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VNH South receives award from JVPC

VNH South receives award from JVPC

On 25th September 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) honorably received Safety Excellent Award given by Japan Vietnam Petroleum Company (JVPC) with Recognition 19 Years Lost Time Injury Free. The award is granted to VNH South in recognition of the special contribution to JVPC for 19 continuous years of safe operations at Block 15/2… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 16-Oct-17

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OEAMTC Air Rescue and Reiser Simulation and Training sign LOI

OEAMTC Air Rescue and Reiser Simulation and Training sign LOI

In anticipation of future flight operation challenges of the Austrian Air Rescue System, OEAMTC Air Rescue focuses on pilots and technical crew members training. To not only ensure but even improve highest quality standards of flight safety, Cpt. Reinhard Kraxner and Marco Trefanitz, Managing Directors at OEAMTC signed a LOI for the provision of REISER’s… Read more »

Source: OEAMTC Air Rescue, 16-Oct-17

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US Navy orders additional APKWS rocket guidance kits

US Navy orders additional APKWS rocket guidance kits

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract for additional APKWSTM guidance kits to transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new contract will enable BAE Systems to continue to meet the growing demand for cost-effective guided munitions for U.S. armed forces and allied international customers. The new award,… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 16-Oct-17

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance holds topping out ceremony on new air base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance holds topping out ceremony on new air base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance held a topping out ceremony today (Thursday 12 October) to mark the progress of the building work on its new airbase. The project is over half way through and the roof of the airbase is on, most of the exterior walls are complete and the floors are down. Representatives of Wiltshire Air… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 16-Oct-17

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Med-Trans Director Earns AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Med-Trans Director Earns AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Krista Haugen, Director of Patient Safety and Medical Risk Management for Med-Trans Corporation since 2016, has been given the prestigious 2017 Jim Charlson Safety Award by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). AAMS’ highest safety award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to the enhancement, development, and promotion of… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 16-Oct-17

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JSSI Launches Asset Valuation Tool

JSSI Launches Asset Valuation Tool

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has launched an innovative new financial tool to provide the market with the latest data on the values of aircraft within a portfolio. The valuation tool is now live and available to customers within JSSI’s Asset Monitoring Platform… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 16-Oct-17

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BendixKing ADS-B Compliant Transponder – Helicopter Ready

BendixKing ADS-B Compliant Transponder – Helicopter Ready

BendixKing, a business unit of Honeywell (NYSE: HON), has announced that its MST 70B transponder has completed helicopter vibration testing. ACSS completed the testing for the transponder, and the new technology has passed and is ready for certification onboard commercial helicopters. In addition to helicopters, the technology is also currently available across a variety of fixed… Read more »

Source: BendixKing, 16-Oct-17

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Pilot union reacts to Bristow North Sea redundancies

Pilot union reacts to Bristow North Sea redundancies

Reacting to the news Bristow Helicopters is to make 12 pilots redundant, BALPA National Officer Mick Brade said: “The UK helicopter community has had to endure round after round of redundancies in the last few years. “This latest announcement by Bristow Helicopters of the loss of eight pilots in Shetland and four in Norwich is… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 16-Oct-17

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FAA certifies Able Aerospace to maintain AS350B2 and B3 models

FAA certifies Able Aerospace to maintain AS350B2 and B3 models

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 16-Oct-17

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IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Unmanned systems have successfully completed a proof of concept to high officials of the defense industry and the IDF. Recently developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) the Air Hopper took a part in a demonstration that covered two scenarios, one simulating carrying a seriously-wounded soldier to a extraction point for life-saving… Read more »

Source: IAI, 16-Oct-17

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V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

The Bell V-280 Valor has achieved 100% build completion and moved one step closer to its first flight this fall. The V-280 is the newest revolutionary aircraft in the tiltrotor family. The V-280 Valor was selected in August 2014 to advance, build and fly an aircraft within the JMR-TD program. The V-280 has been designed… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 16-Oct-17

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Buffalo Heliport Plans Withdrawn

Buffalo Heliport Plans Withdrawn

The plans for a heliport along Buffalo River have been withdrawn. Mike Campbell submitted plans for a heliport at the Buffalo waterfront, with the idea of offering helicopter rides in his R44 Raven II. He plans to submit a new proposal to the Buffalo Common Council though, reports Biz Journals.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-17

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JSSI Introduces Advisory Services

JSSI Introduces Advisory Services

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has introduced a new range of consulting services that utilizes JSSI’s global network of technical advisors and operational data collected over three decades. JSSI Advisory Services applies this technical, cross-platform expertise to inspect aircraft, perform appraisals and manage… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 13-Oct-17

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RocketRoute MarketPlace Goes Beyond Fuel & Handling

RocketRoute MarketPlace Goes Beyond Fuel & Handling

RocketRoute is delighted to welcome Air Culinaire Worldwide, Astra Aviation, Universal Private Transport and Osprey Flight Solutions to the MarketPlace as leading suppliers for catering, permits, ground transport and travel security respectively. This announcement coincides with the expansion of the marketplace to now support any category of vendor that would like to connect to the… Read more »

Source: RocketRoute, 13-Oct-17

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Bristow announces FY2018 Q2 Earnings Release Schedule

Bristow announces FY2018 Q2 Earnings Release Schedule

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal 2018 second quarter ended September 30, 2017, after the market closes on Wednesday, November 8, 2017.  In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 13-Oct-17

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirms sale of 2 MD902 Helicopters

Yorkshire Air Ambulance confirms sale of 2 MD902 Helicopters

The Yorkshire Air Ambulance are pleased to confirm the sale of their two MD902 Explorers, G-SASH and G-CEMS. The distinctive yellow helicopters were used by the Charity for nearly 10 years as their air ambulances before they were replaced in late 2016 with two brand-new Airbus H145 models. Both helicopters have been bought by Dutch-based… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 13-Oct-17

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UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

UAS FuelEvolution™ launches at NBAA-BACE 2017

UAS International Trip Support (UAS) launches its latest technology, UAS FuelEvolution at NBAA-BACE in Las Vegas today. As the industry’s newest all-in-one fuel management solution, UAS FuelEvolution is designed to simplify fuel management and ordering for both private and commercial operators. This powerful technology tool – the latest addition to the UAS EvolutionTM suite –… Read more »

Source: UAS, 13-Oct-17

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NHV H175 fleet reaches 8,500 flights in 3 years

NHV H175 fleet reaches 8,500 flights in 3 years

Airbus Helicopters and NHV celebrate three years since the introduction of the H175 to the North Sea and strengthen their partnership to keep setting standards for offshore transport operations with super medium helicopters. NHV was the global launching customer of this platform, whose first two aircraft entered into service in December 2014. Since then the… Read more »

Source: NHV, 13-Oct-17

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FAA STC Received by LifePort for Lightweight Medical Interior

FAA STC Received by LifePort for Lightweight Medical Interior

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today it has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Airbus H130 aircraft with a lightweight medical interior. The system addresses current operator needs for a lowweight, functional system that can be reconfigured quickly. System capabilities include:  Modular interior that can be easily reconfigured, modified… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 13-Oct-17

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Avfuel joins RocketRoute MarketPlace

Avfuel joins RocketRoute MarketPlace

Avfuel Corporation has become the latest service provider to join the RocketRoute MarketPlace, giving their customers the advantages of a fast, convenient way to prepare trips, view pricing and place orders globally. “Welcoming Avfuel Corporation to the Marketplace signals our commitment to provide a true global platform that enables pilots to connect directly with thousands… Read more »

Source: Avfuel, 13-Oct-17

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EASA introduces their Singapore office

EASA introduces their Singapore office

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) officially opened on 11 October 2017 a regional office in Singapore. EASA’s Singapore office will strengthen the well-established partnership between the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and EASA, and will support the aviation industry from Singapore and Europe. The regional office will also be competent for the entire… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Oct-17

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Sikorsky Launches Customer Experience 2.0

Sikorsky Launches Customer Experience 2.0

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) today announced the launch of its Next Generation Customer Portal for customers, providing an enhanced and more direct web-based location for all customer needs regarding maintenance and questions about their aircraft. The announcement was made at the 2017 NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition. Owners, operators and directors of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 13-Oct-17

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Aberdeen North Sea helicopter traffic continues to fall

Aberdeen North Sea helicopter traffic continues to fall

Although the helicopter traffic has fallen further, the passenger numbers at Aberdeen Airport are increasing. They had a year-on-year increase of 3.9%, reports BBC. The helicopter traffic has decreased by 8.2%, with little over 32, 100 passengers this year.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-17

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Bristow plans North Sea pilot job cuts

Bristow plans North Sea pilot job cuts

Bristow plans to cut 12 pilot jobs from their North Sea operations. Aberdeen holds eight of these positions and the remaining four will be from Norwich, reports Oil and Gas People.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Oct-17

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DART AW139 retrofit Emergency Float System will be available to the after-market

DART AW139 retrofit Emergency Float System will be available to the after-market

During Helitech International 2017, which occurred last week, DART Aerospace had the pleasure to announce that the AW139 Emergency Flotation System with integrated liferaft, designed and developed by DART, will be available as a retrofit for the existing AW139 fleets in service. This system will be the only one on the market available for this… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 12-Oct-17

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Triumph Agreement with MD Helicopters Extends Support

Triumph Agreement with MD Helicopters Extends Support

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) congratulates MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) on the recent contract awards from the U.S. Army for their Armed MD 530 Scout Attack Helicopters. MDHI was awarded a five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract from the Army to provide up to 150 armed MD 530 aircraft to U.S. and Partner Nation… Read more »

Source: Triumph Group, 12-Oct-17

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Life Link III Named Program of the Year

Life Link III Named Program of the Year

Life Link III has been named Program of the Year by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). This award, sponsored by Airbus, recognizes an air medical program that has demonstrated a superior level of patient care, management prowess, and quality leadership through visionary and innovative approaches, customer service, safety consciousness, community service and commitment… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 12-Oct-17

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Osprey announces expansion of RocketRoute Marketplace app

Osprey announces expansion of RocketRoute Marketplace app

Osprey Flight Solutions, a new name in global aviation security, is pleased to announce its unique technology will be accessible from year end on the expanding RocketRoute Marketplace app. Confirming the collaboration at NBAA this week in Las Vegas, (RocketRoute/Air BP Booth C10835) Osprey Flight Solutions’ expertise will contribute end-to-end flight risk assessments and airport,… Read more »

Source: Osprey Flight Solutions, 12-Oct-17

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20 Years of Scheme Designers to be Celebrated at NBAA-BACE 2017

20 Years of Scheme Designers to be Celebrated at NBAA-BACE 2017

Scheme Designers (NBAA Booth N321) is celebrating their 20th Anniversary throughout the year in 2017 and will mark the occasion at NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition.  Since 1997, Scheme Designers has worked with over 12,000 aircraft owners and businesses in over 140 countries to design aircraft paint schemes that communicate the brand, personality,… Read more »

Source: Scheme Designers, 12-Oct-17

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Leonardo renews pre-owned sales agreement with Rotortrade

Leonardo renews pre-owned sales agreement with Rotortrade

Rotortrade Services, a leading independent helicopter distributor is in the process to sign the renewal of the agreement for a further 3 years as Leonardo Helicopter Division sole pre-owned helicopter distributor. Rotortrade has been exclusive worldwide distributor for AgustaWestland, now Leonardo Helicopter Division, for the past nearly 5 years and has sold 60 aircraft during… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 11-Oct-17

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Coptersafety and Østnes collaborate on H125 training in Nordics

Coptersafety and Østnes collaborate on H125 training in Nordics

Coptersafety, a rapidly growing flight training service provider, and Østnes, a Nordic Airbus Helicopters distributor, are launching a cooperation to improve the operational safety of Airbus H125 (previously known as AS350) helicopters in the Nordic countries. According to the agreement, Østnes is now an authorized dealer for Coptersafety’s training services. Coptersafety’s training centre is adjacent… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 11-Oct-17

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CityAirbus demonstrator passes testing milestone

CityAirbus demonstrator passes testing milestone

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propulsion system of the CityAirbus demonstrator – a multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) vehicle designed for urban air mobility. During this successful testing phase, the CityAirbus team thoroughly checked the individual performance of the ducted propellers as well as the integration… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopters produce two Mi-35M for Mali

Russian Helicopters produce two Mi-35M for Mali

Russian Helicopters holding company produced two Mi-35M transport/attack helicopter for Mali under Rosoboronexport-related contract. Aircraft and all property necessary for their operation is delivered to the customer. “Performance of the contract on Mi-35M delivery to our Mali partners once again confirms that the holding company holds a leading position in the world market of attack helicopters. I… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 11-Oct-17

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Aero Dynamix delivers H130 NVG Upgrade to AMRG

Aero Dynamix delivers H130 NVG Upgrade to AMRG

Aero Dynamix, Inc. (ADI) in continued support of our partnership with Air Medical Resources Group (AMRG) as their preferred NVIS provider, we are pleased to announce that we have successfully completed the latest of our FAA STC certifications for AMRG’s newest addition to their fleet, the Airbus H130. The H130 STC# SR09882AC NVG modification is… Read more »

Source: Aero Dynamix, 11-Oct-17

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328 Support Services GmbH breaks into helicopter market

328 Support Services GmbH breaks into helicopter market

328 Support Services GmbH (328), has completed a project with fellow Bavarian company Reiser Simulation and Training GmbH (RST) supporting them to carry out an extensive flight test programme to gather the entire flight envelope and handling quality data which will be used to generate a Level D compliant  flight model of the H125 from… Read more »

Source: 328, 11-Oct-17

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Leonardo adds Cat A capability to SkyFlight app

Leonardo adds Cat A capability to SkyFlight app

Leonardo Helicopters announced today a significant update to its Skyflight mobile flight planning service. The company has introduced a latest time-saving feature which assists pilots to run their CAT A operations effectively and efficiently, giving them the ability to manage data, from the approved flight manual, with ease, from anywhere. Skyflight delivers CAT A key… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 11-Oct-17

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Pakistan being promoted as next heliski opportunity

Pakistan being promoted as next heliski opportunity

Zia Chishti, CEO of TRG Holdings, took a group of potential investors, clients and company executives to the peaks of Pakistan where they debarked off a helicopter and skied downhill. The adventure was to show them that Pakistan is now safe for business, reports Bloomberg.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Oct-17

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