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Mercyhealth REACT Has New Helicopter in Service

Mercyhealth REACT Has New Helicopter in Service

Mercyhealth REACT has a new Airbus EC145 helicopter, which will replace the air medical program’s Airbus EC135 aircraft. With the Airbus EC145, REACT will be able to support a wider variety of missions and deliver specialized care to women and children. Air Methods, based in Greenwood Village, Colorado, provides the helicopter and aviation services to Mercyhealth… Read more »

Source: Mercyhealth REACT, 11-Jun-18

SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

SureFly Hybrid Electric Multi-Copter Enters FAA Type Certification Process

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector, announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) accepted their application for Type Certification for their SureFly eVTOL aircraft. The June 1st application is an important step forward, as the SureFly design appears to be the first hybrid-electric… Read more »

Source: SureFly, 11-Jun-18

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Dallas Avionics Enables Cross-Band Communications

Dallas Avionics Enables Cross-Band Communications

Years after 9/11, first responders still remember the coordination problems they experienced due to a lack of interoperable radio communications. Even today, interoperability between different first responder agencies is not a given – which is why the Technisonic cross-band radio solution being offered by Texas’ Dallas Avionics is worthy of note. Based upon the Technisonic… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 11-Jun-18

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2018

UK AAIB Bulletin – June 2018

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- AW109SP (G-IWFC), incorrectly latched engine cowl, Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire, 27 November 2017

Source: AAIB, 10-Jun-18

Air Methods will expand air medical services into Spearfish

Air Methods will expand air medical services into Spearfish

Black Hills Life Flight, an Air Methods program, will open its Spearfish community air medical base this summer. On Monday, the mayor of the City of Spearfish, Dana Boke, signed the contract that approved the base move. “Air Methods has been a pleasure to work with,” said Mayor Boke.  “Their presence in Spearfish will provide… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 08-Jun-18

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

Bell delivers first 3 B505s to China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company delivered the first three Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters destined for the Chinese market during a ceremony held at Bell’s facility in Mirabel, Canada. These are the first three aircraft of 110 ordered in 2017 by Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd, launch operator and exclusive… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 08-Jun-18

FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

FatherFest at American Helicopter Museum & Education Center

Every year AHMEC celebrates Father’s Day with FatherFest, a great day to honor Dad for all he does. What better way to say “Thank you’” than an awesome helicopter ride (for an additional cost) and fun activities? It’s an exciting day featuring antique cars and motorcycles, food trucks, a beer garden, sports-oriented inflatable games, helicopter… Read more »

Source: American Helicopter Museum, 08-Jun-18

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen on UAS for maritime deliveries

Airbus collaborates with Wilhelmsen on UAS for maritime deliveries

Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into a strategic collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels with an unmanned aircraft system (UAS), in the maritime industry. The announcement was made today at the biennial Posidonia maritime exhibition taking place in Athens, Greece, with the MoU signed by… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 08-Jun-18

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Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro introduces new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Assistant Chief Pilot

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce Brian Bihler as the new Rotor Wing Chief Pilot and Alan VanDoren as the new Assistant Chief Pilot. Bihler joined Metro Aviation in 2009 and has served in the positions of HAA Pilot, Instructor, Check Airmen, Regional Training Manager, and most recently, as Assistant Chief Pilot. Prior to his… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance sign £100K sponsorship deal

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance sign £100K sponsorship deal

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) is pleased to announce that it has signed a three-year partnership with Chelmsford-based Essex Media Ltd. The deal, which is worth nearly £100,000, will cover the cost of one life-saving mission each month and see Essex Media’s logos appear on EHAAT’s fleet of two helicopters and four Rapid Response Vehicles… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 08-Jun-18

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Seoul National University Leverages VABS software

Seoul National University Leverages VABS software

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today Seoul National University is leveraging its powerful VABS software to accelerate and optimize design of composite helicopter rotor blades and high aspect ratio wings. Seoul National University has used VABS for a variety of structural optimization projects in… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 08-Jun-18

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NHV awarded contract by Dana Petroleum

NHV awarded contract by Dana Petroleum

The NHV Group today announced a new long term contract with Dana Petroleum to provide helicopter services to their central and northern North Sea assets. Daily flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Triton FPSO in the Central North Sea and Western Isles FPSO in the East Shetland Basin for a period… Read more »

Source: NHV Group, 08-Jun-18

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Global fundraising first for Children’s Air Ambulance

Global fundraising first for Children’s Air Ambulance

Children’s Air Ambulance has become the first charity in the world to use spare processing power from PCs and laptops to help save the lives of babies and children. The national emergency transfer helicopter charity is using ethical cryptocurrency company Cudo Donate’s carbon-neutral software to raise funds by harnessing the unused power of computers. Supporters… Read more »

Source: Children’s Air Ambulance, 08-Jun-18

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Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Metro study proves Pulselite’s worth in preventing bird strikes

Use of the Precise Flight Inc. Pulselite System is a significant factor in reducing the number of bird strikes with aircraft, a new study conducted by Metro Aviation has found. Precise Flight, based in Bend, Oregon, developed the Pulselite System in 1984, and it has since been installed on over 25,000 aircraft – both fixed-… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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New rescue helicopter in Ulm officially put into service

New rescue helicopter in Ulm officially put into service

[electronic translation] The new rescue helicopter of the non-profit ADAC Luftrettung at the Bundeswehr Hospital Ulm was officially handed over to its purpose on Monday (28.5.). The machine starts as her predecessor model under the name “Christoph 22” from the hangar on the grounds of the Federal Armed Forces Hospital Ulm. Areas of application are mainly the… Read more »

Source: ADAC Luftrettung, 08-Jun-18

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Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Hartford Hospital

Metro Aviation delivers EC145e to Hartford Hospital

Metro Aviation recently delivered a completed EC145e to Hartford Hospital LIFE STAR, a critical care program based in Hartford, Connecticut. The aircraft’s price point and large cabin appealed to the VFR program that transports about 1,000 patients each year. “It’s important that we standardize our fleet and the EC145e is a great addition,” said Dr…. Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

Nominations for Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Now Open

The Association of Air Ambulances is today calling on the air ambulance community to nominate an individual or team, for this year’s Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence.  These prestigious and independent awards, honour the exceptional contributions of staff and volunteers who provide outstanding services and support for air ambulance organisations nationally. Nominations are welcome throughout… Read more »

Source: The Association of Air Ambulances, 08-Jun-18

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Milestone grows S92 fleet to 95 Helicopters

Milestone grows S92 fleet to 95 Helicopters

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company and the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has completed the purchase and lease back of four S-92® aircraft. The acquisition of these aircraft expands Milestone’s owned and debt financed fleet of S-92 helicopters to over 95 — more than one… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 08-Jun-18

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Clickimin Helipad Voted to Stay

Clickimin Helipad Voted to Stay

The Shetland Islands Council voted for the Clickimin temporary helipad to retain on a permanent basis. The vote was supported by members of the planning committee, although local residents voiced their complaints. They are concerned over the noise the helicopter makes, the smell of aviation fuel and worry that it will devaluate property. The helicopter… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-18

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Bangalore administration encourages new helipads

Bangalore administration encourages new helipads

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) are planning on building eight helipads around the city for more heli-taxi operations. This decision came after the success of the heli-taxi operation between Electronics City and Kempegowda International Airport. The new eight helipads will be maintained by private agencies, who will also build, operate and pay rent to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Jun-18

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Hansen Helicopters Executives Arrested for Fraud

Hansen Helicopters Executives Arrested for Fraud

Hansen Helicopters executives John Darrell Walker, Kenneth Rufus Crowe, Phillip Turner Kapp and Marvin R. Reed were all arrested for conspiring to defraud the FAA. The four executives were charged with knowingly and wilfully conspiring to use and lease out unsafe aircraft that had not met with the US safety standards. The federal gran jury… Read more »

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

Northland Rescue Helicopter team receives safety award

The Northland Rescue Helicopter team were the proud recipients of an acknowledgment award for 20 years of safe operation. The award was received by Chief pilot Peter Turnbull at the Rotortech Conference that was held last week. The team fly three Sikorsky helicopters, with numbers from January to April reaching 306, reports NZ Herald.

Source: HeliHub,com, 07-Jun-18

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RUAG adds Bell 505 approvals in Switzerland

RUAG adds Bell 505 approvals in Switzerland

RUAG Aviation is named as one of the first helicopter services providers in Europe to earn OEM approvals for MRO on the new Bell Helicopter 505 (JRX). RUAG also holds reassembly capabilities.  “We are dedicated to providing complete, state-of-the-art support on behalf of our customers and all the helicopters in their fleet. Attending the first available technical… Read more »

Source: RUAG Aviation, 07-Jun-18

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Christoph 39 celebrates more than 10,000 missions

Christoph 39 celebrates more than 10,000 missions

[electronic translation] In June 2008, “Christoph 39” from Perleberg in Brandenburg started its first rescue mission. At that time, the ADAC rescue helicopter was stationed at the Prignitz district hospital in order to close a previously gaping gap in the air rescue network. This Saturday, the ADAC Luftrettungsstation in Perleberg celebrates its tenth anniversary. The festival will be opened… Read more »

Source: ADAC, 07-Jun-18

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Expands

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Expands

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, Hawaii’s premier helicopter tour company expands on Kauai with new tours departing from Princeville beginning June 4. The new tours will operate out of the company’s new helicopter base located on Kauai’s North Shore. “This new base allows us to better service our Kauai guests and showcases the beauty of the north… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 07-Jun-18

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Glasgow helipad has 692 landings in three years

Glasgow helipad has 692 landings in three years

The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital’s helipad in Glasgow has seen 692 landings over the past three years. That’s an average of 230 landings every year from the Scottish Air Ambulance and Coastguard services. The average number of landings every week has also risen from three to four in comparison to when the helipad was two years old.   Between April 2017… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 07-Jun-18

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Last Flying Sycamore Returns Home After 60 Years

Last Flying Sycamore Returns Home After 60 Years

The world’s last flying ‘Bristol 171 Sycamore’ helicopter will return home to Weston-superMare this month when it flies to the Helicopter Museum; 60 years after it was built. The historic aircraft land at the museum on Monday 11 June and be based in its Duke of Edinburgh Hangar until Sunday 24 June. It will be… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 07-Jun-18

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Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

Babcock Managing Director Joins HeliOffshore

David Plester, Managing Director for Babcock International’s UK civil aviation businesses, is joining the board of HeliOffshore Ltd. He is succeeding Andrea Cicero, who resigned from the board on 7th May after stepping down from his position as Managing Director of Babcock Mission Critical Services to pursue a new opportunity in the private equity sector. “It… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Jun-18

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Universal Avionics ground testing completed on Heli-One S76B

Universal Avionics ground testing completed on Heli-One S76B

Ground testing for Heli-One’s Sikorsky S-76B helicopter upgrade program featuring a Universal Avionics flight deck is now complete, with flight testing imminent. The aircraft is operated by a VVIP operator in Asia. The upgraded, modern glass cockpit includes the installation of three EFI-890H Advanced Flight Displays with Vision-1® Synthetic Vision System and a UNS-1Fw Satellite-Based… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 06-Jun-18

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Global Helicopter Market 2018-2022

Global Helicopter Market 2018-2022

Helicopter plays a significant role in modern-day aircraft fleets and are used in a range of applications. The primary reason for the increasing demand for helicopters is their unique features such as take-off and landing, the ability to hover, fly forward and backward, and laterally.Read the full report: https://www.reportlinker.com/p04259371 Technavio’s analysts forecast the Global Helicopter Market to… Read more »

Source: Reportlinker, 06-Jun-18

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New HeliOffshore Videos Show How Operational Effectiveness Programmes Can Enhance Safety

New HeliOffshore Videos Show How Operational Effectiveness Programmes Can Enhance Safety

HeliOffshore has released a series of new videos showing how the implementation of key safety programmes can enhance the safety of offshore helicopter operations. The new videos show how HeliOffshore members are seeking to further support frontline safety by adopting three key programmes championed by the global offshore safety association’s Operational Effectiveness workstream: Approach Path… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Jun-18

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NHV awarded offshore contract by Nautical Petroleum/Cairn Energy

NHV awarded offshore contract by Nautical Petroleum/Cairn Energy

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Nautical Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cairn Energy LTD, to provide helicopter services in support of their upcoming drilling project at the Ekland Field. The operations are expected to start early summer. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Ekland Field, which… Read more »

Source: NHV, 04-Jun-18

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Second trial success for MBDA

Second trial success for MBDA

MBDA’s Sea Venom/ANL missile has successfully completed its second development firing from a French Defence Procurement Agency (DGA – Direction Générale de l’Armement) Panther test helicopter at Ile Du Levant in southeast France.The firing, which took place on 18 April 2018, highlighted Sea Venom/ANL’s lock on after launch (LOAL) capabilities. It also validated its aptitude for low-altitude,… Read more »

Source: MBDA, 04-Jun-18

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4th B525 flight test vehicle takes flight

4th B525 flight test vehicle takes flight

Bell 525 FTV fleet has completed over 400 hours of testing since returning to flight in July 2017. Fifth and final Bell 525 FTV will join airborne fleet later this year to perform function and reliability testing. Additional Bell 525 testing activities have included cold weather and cabin and component fatigue testing “This is another significant milestone… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 04-Jun-18

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Turkey to Sell 30 T129s to Pakistan

Turkey to Sell 30 T129s to Pakistan

Turkey and Pakistan have recently signed an agreement for the sale of 30 Turkish Aerospace Industries T129 ATAK helicopters to Islamabad. The signing of the agreement was done on Thursday, during an election manifesto of the ruling Justice and Development party, reports Defence World.

Source: HeliHub,com, 04-Jun-18

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Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One Adapting Vertical Reference Door STC

Heli-One, a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, now offers their existing market-leading Super Puma and H225 Vertical Reference Door supplemental type certificate (STC) for the Airbus H215 variant. This modification is well-suited for the H215 (a variant in the Super Puma/Cougar family) utilized for aerial and utility work. This feature… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 01-Jun-18

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How Millennials see the future of flying

How Millennials see the future of flying

Environmentally-friendly aircraft, ride-sharing and the ability to fly when and where you want: these are the expectations of Millennials when it comes to flying, according to a new survey published on May 29 by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA). The survey, ‘Expanding Horizons: How Millennials see the Future of Business Aviation’, was published in… Read more »

Source: EBACE, 01-Jun-18

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Helicentre Aviation at Heli UK Expo 2018

Helicentre Aviation at Heli UK Expo 2018

On Thursday 14th to Saturday 16th June, Helicentre Aviation will be exhibiting at Heli UK Expo, which will be taking place at Wycombe Air Park. The unique event will showcase the very best from the helicopter industry including operators and private owners. As well as exhibiting, Helicentre will be flying into the event with one… Read more »

Source: Helicentre, 01-Jun-18

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JSSI Acquires Conklin & de Decker

JSSI Acquires Conklin & de Decker

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance support and financial services to the aviation industry, has acquired Conklin & de Decker Associates. An industry leader in aviation research, Conklin & de Decker has provided a wide range of aircraft cost and performance data to the business aviation industry for nearly 35… Read more »

Source: Jet Support Services, 01-Jun-18

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Luxaviation announces first international VIP partnership with HeliFlite

Luxaviation announces first international VIP partnership with HeliFlite

Luxaviation Group (booth N116), is announcing a strategic partnership between its dedicated VVIP helicopter service Luxaviation Helicopters and HeliFlite Shares LLC, the premier VIP rotorcraft operator in the US. The deal marks the first ever international partnership of VIP and VVIP helicopter operators, with Luxaviation customers set to benefit from a safe, seamless service to… Read more »

Source: Luxaviation, 01-Jun-18

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Airbus to show H125 with Garmin avionics at HeliRussia 2018

Airbus to show H125 with Garmin avionics at HeliRussia 2018

[electronic translation] Airbus Helicopters will take part in the 11th International helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2018, which will be held from May 24 to 26 at the Crocus Expo exhibition center in Moscow. At the company’s stand (4L, hall 15, pavilion 3), the H125 helicopter equipped with the Garmin navigation and navigation system will be presented… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

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Airbus Corporate Helicopters delivers first ACH130

Airbus Corporate Helicopters delivers first ACH130

The ACH130 on display at Airbus’ EBACE stand is the first of its type to be delivered since the launch of Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) and represents the first time the aircraft is displayed in public. The aircraft, delivered in the racing-inspired, in-house Stylence by ACH configuration, provides a high-quality yet lightweight completion, suitable for high intensity… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

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Interesting Premieres and Events of Helicopter Industry from HeliRussia 2018

Interesting Premieres and Events of Helicopter Industry from HeliRussia 2018

The 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018 – the main industry forum of Russia and the CIS, the largest event in helicopter production in Europe and North Asia, will take place on 24 to 26 May in Moscow in the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center. This year HeliRussia 2018 prepared an ever more intense and interesting… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 30-May-18

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Airbus appoints head of new Urban Air Mobility unit

Airbus appoints head of new Urban Air Mobility unit

Airbus (stock exchange symbol: AIR) has appointed Eduardo Dominguez Puerta, 40, Head of Urban Air Mobility (UAM), a new Airbus unit, effective 1 June 2018. In his new function, he will report to Patrick de Castelbajac, Executive Vice President Strategy and International. With this appointment, Airbus is integrating all its UAM activities – except its current air… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-May-18

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CNC Technologies Announces Major Expansion

CNC Technologies Announces Major Expansion

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today a major expansion with the launch of CNC Aviation, a new division that will provide sales and leasing of new and used aircraft alongside the company’s existing aviation technology business.  The move corresponds to the company’s… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 30-May-18

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FAA is Hiring for Safety-Related Aviation Positions

FAA is Hiring for Safety-Related Aviation Positions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that it will accept applications from experienced candidates to fill aviation safety positions at various facilities throughout the country. These positions are critical to the agency’s mission to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world. The FAA is hiring for the following safety-essential positions: Aviation Safety Inspectors – to… Read more »

Source: FAA, 28-May-18

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First Leonardo AW101 Commando Merlin delivered to the Commando

First Leonardo AW101 Commando Merlin delivered to the Commando

Guto Bebb MP, Minister for Defence Procurement, announced the delivery of the first AW101 Commando Merlin Mk4 helicopter during a ceremony held at Royal Naval Air Station Yeovilton yesterday. The event marks a major milestone for Leonardo’s Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract to convert 25 former Royal Air Force Merlin helicopters to fully marinised… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 28-May-18

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BBA Aviation to acquire EPIC Fuels

BBA Aviation to acquire EPIC Fuels

BBA Aviation plc announced today that it will acquire EPIC Aviation LLC, DBA Epic Fuels, a privately-held company with headquarters in Irving, Texas; operations in Salem, Oregon and its subsidiary, QTpod in Boulder, CO. It is anticipated that EPIC Fuels will be a separate operating business within the BBA Aviation portfolio.    This acquisition of EPIC… Read more »

Source: BBA Aviation, 28-May-18

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CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

CAL FIRE Places Purchase Order for FIREHAWK(R) Aircraft

United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, and Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, today received a purchase order from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) for the acquisition of a new Sikorsky S-70 Black Hawk aircraft, to be modified into FIREHAWK® firefighting configuration by United Rotorcraft. This aircraft will be the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 28-May-18

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Bristow renews and expands Perenco AW139 contract

Bristow renews and expands Perenco AW139 contract

Bristow Group, Inc. (NYSE:BRS) today announced a three-year contract extension from Perenco UK Ltd. The extension covers seven-day-a-week coverage in the UK Southern North Sea through December 2021. Under the three-year extension, Bristow will provide world-class performance coupled with a tailored aviation solution to meet its client’s specific needs in support of their operations offshore Norwich. By leveraging its diverse fleet of… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 28-May-18

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StandardAero restructures in Canada

StandardAero restructures in Canada

StandardAero has announced that, over the next 12-18 months, the company will be restructuring its primary Canadian MRO facilities to create three different Centers of Excellence (COEs) specifically for supporting Helicopter Airframe/Component MRO services, Helicopter Engine MRO services and Turboprop Engine MRO services at it facilities located in Langley, B.C., Winnipeg, M.B. and Summerside P.E.I.,… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 28-May-18

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The Helicopter Museum receives Heritage Site Award

The Helicopter Museum receives Heritage Site Award

The Vertical Flight Society (VFS) presented its 2018 Heritage Sites Award on 17th May at its 74th annual Forum in Phoenix, Arizona to the Helicopter Museum at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset. The award was presented to museum volunteer Alan Norris by Michael Hirschberg, Executive Director of the VFS. Previously known as the American Helicopter Society, the VFS… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 28-May-18

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Kopter announces Garmin G3000H for Baseline of SH09 Helicopter

Kopter announces Garmin G3000H for Baseline of SH09 Helicopter

Kopter Group AG is proud to announce that the newly launched Garmin G3000H will be integrated into the SH09 single turbine helicopter from first deliveries. To benefit operators and owners alike, the G3000H will even come in the standard baseline of the helicopter, ensuring that the SH09 provides the highest level of avionics on the… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 28-May-18

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Babcock UK onshore boss leaves for new airline job

Babcock UK onshore boss leaves for new airline job

bmi has appointed Tim Shattock in the newly created role of Managing Director.  Based out of the airline’s East Midland’s head office, Shattock joins on 16 May and will take his position within the restructured Executive Team, reporting directly to Group CEO of Airline Investments Limited, Peter Simpson. Shattock brings 30 years of aviation experience… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 28-May-18

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Lakenheath bids farewell to Rescue Squadrons

Lakenheath bids farewell to Rescue Squadrons

The 48th Fighter Wing bid farewell to the 56th Rescue Squadron during a ceremony at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, May 15, 2018. The event signals the near-completion of the 56th and 57th RQS relocation to Aviano Air Base, Italy, which was announced in November 2015.The relocation to Aviano Air Base will provide strategic combat… Read more »

Source: hh60g-6, 28-May-18

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Bell launches Advanced Vertical Lift Center near Washington DC

Bell launches Advanced Vertical Lift Center near Washington DC

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, opened its new Advanced Vertical Lift Center (AVLC)  in the Washington, D.C. metro area. This office provides a unique setting for Bell’s military customers, partners and policy makers to interact with technology that is defining the future of vertical lift (FVL). Bell is increasing its presence in the… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 28-May-18

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$40 Million Settlement in Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle

$40 Million Settlement in Helicopter Crash Near Space Needle

Two men injured in the 2014 KOMO helicopter crash obtained a $40 million settlement yesterday. The settlement was reached during a trial spread over the course of five weeks. Plaintiff Guillermo Sanchez and his wife were represented by the law firm of Friedman Rubin. Sanchez was represented by aviation attorney Alisa Brodkowitz, who represents victims of helicopter and plane crashes… Read more »

Source: Friedman Rubin PLLP, 28-May-18

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Brewery entices visitors with new helipad

Brewery entices visitors with new helipad

Arran Brewery recently opened their newly built helipad. Visitors are able to go on a brewery tour after arriving by helicopter. The brewery also has been granted planning permission for a terminal by the helipad, providing more space for visitors, reports Beer Today.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-May-18

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Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives FAA Certification

Bell 505 Cargo Hook Receives FAA Certification

The Bell 505 cargo hook has been approved by the FAA to carry up to 2,000 lbs.  Northwest Helicopters will use the cargo hook capabilities for lifting air conditioning units, building materials and carrying water cargo for firefighting operations.

Source: Bell Flight, 25-May-18

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Magellan Jet launches 10-hour S76 card with AAG

Magellan Jet launches 10-hour S76 card with AAG

After a busy summer travel season in 2017, Magellan Jets has already seen an increase in bookings for 2018 throughout the Northeast. Short hops between popular locations like Nantucket, New York City, Boston, and The Hamptons have become a mainstay of private fliers in recent years. In direct response to the high-demand for these routings… Read more »

Source: Magellan Jets, 25-May-18

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Kopter receives Aerosuisse Award

Kopter receives Aerosuisse Award

Kopter has been granted this year’s Aerosuisse Award for its pioneering role in the construction of the first new and innovative light helicopter in Switzerland. Aerosuisse president Thomas Hurter gave this recognition to Andreas Loewenstein, Kopter CEO, at the 50th General Assembly of the Swiss Aerospace Association, which took place on 18 May. M. Hurter… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 25-May-18

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Life Flight Network Launches New App for Hospitals and Emergency Responders

Life Flight Network Launches New App for Hospitals and Emergency Responders

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States has released a new app called LFN Respond that allows hospitals and first responders to call for a life-saving air ambulance transport with the touch of a button. The tool, developed in partnership with dispatch software creator Flight Vector, saves valuable time when… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 25-May-18

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Bell and Dart deliver first 505 floats to Japan Coast Guard

Bell and Dart deliver first 505 floats to Japan Coast Guard

A little over a month ago, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) equipped its fleet of four Bell 505 Jet Ranger X with the DART Aerospace Emergency Flotation System and the aircraft have now been accepted by the JCG. Installation of the kits took place in Kagoshima, Kyushu, Japan, where the JCG’s 10th Regional Coast Guard… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 25-May-18

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VIH Aerospace Renews its CSF With Bell Helicopters

VIH Aerospace Renews its CSF With Bell Helicopters

VIH Aerospace (VIHA) www.vihaerospace.com a leading provider of helicopter manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services has qualified and renewed its Customer Service Facility (CSF) agreement with Bell Helicopters (Bell) effective 1 May 2018.Arne Arneson, VIHA General Manager, stated. “Since 2004, VIHA has held a CSF with Bell and if you consider our long company history to… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 25-May-18

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Leonardo Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force

Leonardo Congratulates Royal Canadian Air Force

Leonardo congratulates the Royal Canadian Air Force crew of search and rescue helicopter “Rescue 901” for winning this year’s Cormorant Trophy for the rescue of five crewmen forced to abandon a fishing vessel 250 km offshore in fierce weather and rough seas. The recipients from 103 Squadron at CFB Gander are:  Major Jim Pinhorn,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 25-May-18

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Garmin® introduces the G3000H integrated flight deck

Garmin® introduces the G3000H integrated flight deck

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G3000H, an IFR-capable integrated flight deck specifically designed for Part 27 turbine helicopters. The forward-fit G3000H offers a number of features, including WAAS/SBAS, ILS approach capability, VFR and IFR helicopter charts and Connext® wireless integration. It’s also equipped for ADS-B In/Out, offers visual approach… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 24-May-18

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HeliRussia 2018 Update

HeliRussia 2018 Update

[electronic translation] The HeliRussia Helicopter Industry International Exhibition, organized in Russia and the largest industry exhibition in Europe, annually demonstrates the trends and trends of the modern helicopter industry. This year the event will be held from 24 to 26 May in Moscow, Crocus Expo IEC. HeliRussia traditionally gathers the world’s leading manufacturers of helicopter equipment: the holding company Helicopters… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 24-May-18

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Collier County FL to buy new helicopter

Collier County FL to buy new helicopter

Collier County has had gained approval for the purchase of a new Airbus helicopter. The request for a new helicopter was sent after their only EMS helicopter had to make an emergency landing at Naples airport, as there is an issue with the engine. The new helicopter will cost around $10 million but will be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-18

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Norwegian operator Heli-Team celebrates 30 years

Norwegian operator Heli-Team celebrates 30 years

Heli-Team are happy to celebrate their 30 year anniversary this year. The Norwegian operator has solely used Airbus helicopters since their formation and has commented that they have and will ensure that they have the correct aircraft type, reports Eban Magazine.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-May-18

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New EMS Helipad being built at Columbus TX

New EMS Helipad being built at Columbus TX

The construction of a helipad at Columbus TX has begun and is expected to be finished within the year. PHI Air Medical will be stationed at Robert G. Wells Airport during the construction. The work includes living areas for the staff and walkways and connections from the helipad to the hangar, reports Colorado County Citizen.

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-May-18

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance starts work on new base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance starts work on new base

A newch apter in the history of Wiltshire Air Ambulance began on Thursday 10th May 2018 when  the charity starts working from its new airbase at Semington, near Melksham. The move to the new airbase co-incides with the successful conclusion of the charity’s major fundraising Airbase Appeal. The custom-built airbase, at Outmarsh, will bring together… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 23-May-18

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BRS Aerospace Addressing Urban eVTOL Parachute Recovery Systems

BRS Aerospace Addressing Urban eVTOL Parachute Recovery Systems

BRS Aerospace is developing vehicle recovery systems technology that will allow electric-powered vertical takeoff and landing aircraft to reach safety levels equivalent to standards established in the automotive industry.    BRS Aerospace shared its existing whole aircraft recovery parachute technology with participants at the urban aviation summit, which discussed the future of air mobility in largely… Read more »

Source: BRS Aerospace, 23-May-18

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IMT Vislink and K2 Unmanned Systems launch law enforcement drone

IMT Vislink and K2 Unmanned Systems launch law enforcement drone

xG Technology, Inc. (“xG” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), whose IMT Vislink brands are recognized as the global leaders in live video communications in the broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, today announced the collaboration between IMT Vislink and K2 Unmanned Systems, LLC (K2) on the launch of K2’s new law enforcement tactical drone, the Knight Hawk. IMT… Read more »

Source: IMT Vislink, 23-May-18

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Med-Trans Opens New AeroCare Base

Med-Trans Opens New AeroCare Base

Leading air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation has opened a new AeroCare medical helicopter base in Plainview, Texas, joining a ground ambulance already operating there. A medically-equipped Bell 407 helicopter is now available at Hale County Airport to serve patients in the Texas Panhandle and surrounding areas.   “Med-Trans Corporation is pleased to be able… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 23-May-18

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LA Tour Company Announces New Tour Packages For Summer

LA Tour Company Announces New Tour Packages For Summer

Adventure Helicopter Tours announces new helicopter tours and packages in the Los Angeles area. The helicopter tours over Los Angeles are one of the best ways to see everything without the hustle and bustle of everyday traffic, and cramped tour buses. There are multiple package variances to choose from, including everything from daily flights overlooking the… Read more »

Source: Adventure Helicopter Tours, 23-May-18

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