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Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick wins FAA Diamond award for 7th year in a row

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, recently received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) 2017 Award of Excellence “Diamond Award.” The prestigious honor is a result of the company’s ongoing dedication to maintenance training and aircraft safety. This is Maverick Helicopters’ seventh consecutive Diamond Award for its Las Vegas and Grand Canyon South… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 27-Feb-18

Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

Papillon Airways Sign MOU for 40 Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks

StandardAero and Papillon Airways have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for 40 retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tanks (CRFTs) in support of Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters’ fleet of Airbus AS350 B3 and EC130 B4 tour aircraft.  Installation of the first CRFT will take place this April. “Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters has made the commitment to lead… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 27-Feb-18

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HELP Appeal praises Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase

HELP Appeal praises Wiltshire Air Ambulance new airbase

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance’s state-of-the-art new airbase has been praised by the HELP (Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads) Appeal, which has generously funded the helipad with a £250,000 donation. Yesterday (22 February) Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal, visited the new airbase at Outmarsh Farm, Semington, near Melksham, for the first time since construction began…. Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 27-Feb-18

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective Bell 206 helicopter simulator which recently received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). This product will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, USA next week (Tuesday 27 February –… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

SKYTRAC, Leonardo and CHC Collaborate

SKYTRAC, Leonardo and CHC Collaborate

Following successful trials with CHC Helicopter in 2017, Leonardo is collaborating with SKYTRAC to implement a next-stage Real-Time Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) onboard the AW139. CHC continues to lead system implementation and testing. The solution installs key data sets from Leonardo’s Heliwise HUMS analytics software on SKYTRAC’s ISAT-200A data acquisition unit and transceiver…. Read more »

Source: CHC, 27-Feb-18

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand today announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine will showcase its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. “With… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 27-Feb-18

StandardAero launches engine performance mobile app

StandardAero launches engine performance mobile app

StandardAero has completed development of its signature StandardAero PowerCheck™ mobile application, designed to provide easy calculation of engine performance based on Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) power assurance charts for Rolls-Royce M250 engine operators across the globe. The initial StandardAero PowerCheck computer-based platform was launched in the 1990’s to better facilitate power assurance checks by eliminating… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 27-Feb-18

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a global provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2018 (Booth #C4045) in Las Vegas Nevada, Texas from February 27th – March 1st, 2018. Based on the business growth experienced in 2017, the VIHA Team will include a cross section of experts… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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Bristow Group Announces Pricing and Upsizing

Bristow Group Announces Pricing and Upsizing

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today the pricing of its previously announced private offering to eligible purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), of $350 million aggregate principal amount of 8.75% senior secured notes due 2023 (the “notes”). The offering was upsized… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 27-Feb-18

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Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

Unmanned Safety Institute’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum

The Unmanned Safety Institute (USI), the world-leader in remote pilot training and certification, today announced that The Coastal Drone Academy of Oregon has recently implemented USI’s Small UAS Safety Curriculum. The Coastal Drone Academy, a program at Career Tech High School in Lincoln City Oregon, is a STEM extension program which teaches students to use… Read more »

Source: Unmanned Safety Institute, 27-Feb-18

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Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo

Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo

Please stop by our booth (#C2455) we would love to chat with you. We appreciate customer feedback like, “without it we would be grounded and I can’t imagine being without it!”. You can also contact us at [email protected] Here is a great article in Insight about Tanis and the impact we have in the helicopter industry. Tanis Aircraft… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 27-Feb-18

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Manang Air welcomes new Airbus chopper to its fleet

Manang Air welcomes new Airbus chopper to its fleet

The Manang Air Pvt Ltd brought another Airbus H125 with MSN 8477  helicopter for commercial operations in the country, a statement issued by the company today said. Assembled in Singapore-based Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia Pvt Ltd, the chopper with a call sign 9N-AMV landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) at 2:50 pm Local Time while… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 26-Feb-18

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CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC introduces AW189 in Australia

CHC now has three AW189 helicopters added to their fleet. The helicopters can transport up to 16 passengers, while having a noticeably quieter flight and less vibrations. The three Aw189s are the first in all Australia. They will be used to help transfer offshore oil and gas workers, reports Australian Aviation. They are joined in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Did Bell miss a trick or two with rebranding exercise?

Did Bell miss a trick or two with rebranding exercise?

To practically everyone in the helicopter industry, Bell has always been Bell, despite official names like Bell Helicopter Textron, Bell Helicopter, or even Bell Aircraft if you go that far back.  So to rebrand the company from Bell Helicopter to Bell, means very little indeed to anyone in the Helicopter industry, or even the aviation… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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The Air Ambulance Service UK celebrates 30 000 missons

The Air Ambulance Service UK celebrates 30 000 missons

We’re delighted to announce that have reached a major milestone in our history with the completion of our 30,000th rescue mission. If you didn’t know already, we launched our lifesaving services in 2003 and currently operate two emergency helicopters that provide rapid response to trauma and medical emergencies: the Warwickshire & Northamptonshire Air Ambulance (WNAA) and the… Read more »

Source: The Air Ambulance Service, 26-Feb-18

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Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. a specialist in the buying, selling and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines, and parts has announced that it is displaying a new to market composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 206A and 206B helicopters during Heli-Expo 2018​, February 27 – March 1 in… Read more »

Source: Dakota Air Parts, 26-Feb-18

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PPG awarded heated windshield contract for B525 Relentless

PPG awarded heated windshield contract for B525 Relentless

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has been awarded the contract by Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company and major global helicopter manufacturer, to produce heated pilot and co-pilot windshields for the Bell 525 Relentless commercial helicopter. The PPG windshields will be available for customer specification on helicopters operating in mountainous areas and cold… Read more »

Source: PPG, 26-Feb-18

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UND installs R44 Tanis Engine Preheat Kit

UND installs R44 Tanis Engine Preheat Kit

Tanis Aircraft Products is proud to announce the installation of a Tanis Heli-Preheat Kit on a R44 Robinson at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences located at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. Wes Van Dell, Chief Helicopter Flight Instructor with the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at the University of North Dakota… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 26-Feb-18

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Magellan Wire Strike Protection System™ Now Available for R66

Magellan Wire Strike Protection System™ Now Available for R66

Magellan Aerospace (“Magellan”) and Robinson Helicopter Company (“Robinson”) announced today that a Wire Strike Protection System™ (WSPS™) is now available for the Robinson R66 helicopter platform. The WSPS™ is designed to provide a measure of protection for helicopters in level flight in the event of an encounter with horizontally strung wires and cables, using the… Read more »

Source: Magellan Aerospace, 26-Feb-18

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MBA Names new Head of Helicopters

MBA Names new Head of Helicopters

Morten Beyer & Agnew (“mba”), a consulting leader in the aviation industry, is proud to announce our Manager of Asset Valuations, Kim Seward, as Head of Helicopters. Ms. Seward has been a vital part of mba’s asset valuation team since 2015. Thanks to Ms. Seward’s knowledge and expertise, mba’s helicopter business has grown in the… Read more »

Source: Morten Beyer & Agnew, 26-Feb-18

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Bristow signs Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan for AW139 fleet

Bristow signs Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan for AW139 fleet

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has signed a five-year contract with Bristow Helicopters for its Honeywell Avionics Protection Plan (HAPP). The agreement will cover 26 of Bristow’s Leonardo AW139 helicopter fleet. Under the agreement, Bristow Helicopters will benefit from full maintenance protection coverage for the avionics suite of its search and rescue fleet, providing improved cost forecasting. The company will… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 26-Feb-18

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Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters Honored with FAA Diamond Award

Sundance Helicopters’ maintenance team received the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) “Diamond Certificate of Excellence” for participating in the William (Bill) O’Brien Aviation Maintenance Technician Awards Program. The program encourages employers to participate in continuous-learning training programs in aviation maintenance, regulations and FAA regulations and awards are given to a select few corporations that have reached… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service Takes Delivery of Airbus H125

Edmonton Police Service (EPS) has taken delivery of their third Airbus helicopter, an H125, which will allow for greater in-air coverage and policing of the growing city of Edmonton.  When combined with other policing resources, the H125 will add increased operational efficiency, fitting the ever expanding role of EPS. “With the continued growth of the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Feb-18

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Shravanabelagola Offers Heli-Tourism for Mahamastakabhisheka

Shravanabelagola Offers Heli-Tourism for Mahamastakabhisheka

The Mahamastakabhisheka Mahotsava Committee in Shravanabelagola has been started a heli-tourism company that will allow tourists and followers to aerially witness the anointment ceremony of Mahamastakabhisheka. The tours last 8 to 10 minutes and charge ₹2,100 per person. They have up until March to determine whether the permit should be extended.

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Coulson Aviation to Conduct Night-Flying Trial

Coulson Aviation to Conduct Night-Flying Trial

Coulson Aviation will be using two fire-fighting helicopters for a night-flying trial. The trial will determine whether they will be able to conduct a firebombing exercise during the night. Coulson’s Sikorsky S-61 347 helicopter will be used during the trial, reports Fire Aviation.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Feb-18

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Garmin presents All-Glass Solution for Helicopters

Garmin presents All-Glass Solution for Helicopters

Introducing the G1000H NXi, a next-generation, all-glass integrated flight deck designed specifically for the FAR Part 27 VFR helicopter market. The G1000H NXi offers a number of new and enhanced features tailored to helicopter pilots, including Database Concierge, U.S. helicopter-specific charts, helicopter terrain awareness warning system (HTAWS) and WireAware wire-strike avoidance technology featured in rich,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 25-Feb-18

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A pioneering approach to flight safety

A pioneering approach to flight safety

Led by Jon Hopkinson, the CHC Global Standards team takes a pioneering approach as they push for continuous improvement in safety in rotorcraft. In 2011, CHC Helicopter decided to maximise the benefits it could take from its global operational and safety incident reporting experience by incorporating all AOCs under a single centralised corporate flight operation… Read more »

Source: CHC, 25-Feb-18

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Avidyne receives Robinson certification

Avidyne receives Robinson certification

Avidyne Corporation, a leading provider of integrated avionics systems, displays, and safety systems for general aviation aircraft, announced they have received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval of their IFD Series of FMS/GPS/NAV/COM systems for installation in Robinson Helicopters. “Robinson is the world’s leading manufacturer of civil helicopters, and we have found… Read more »

Source: Avidyne Corporation, 25-Feb-18

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SAFE Structure to launch combined turbine stand and container

SAFE Structure to launch combined turbine stand and container

S.A.F.E. Structure, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant solution driven maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, steel structures, and specialty tooling for all aircraft is set to unveil the first of its kind, jet engine work stand and engine container all-in-one. The… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 23-Feb-18

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Blue Sky Network at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Blue Sky Network at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Blue Sky Network, an industry leading global provider of satellite-based asset tracking and fleet management solutions is showcasing a suite of smart devices and Flight Data Monitoring solutions at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO from February 27 to March 1 in Las Vegas. “Our Event Data Monitoring (EDM) capabilities enable smart decision making for… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 23-Feb-18

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Roy Morgan, a true helicopter pioneer, industry icon and founder of Air Methods. Morgan began his distinguished aviation career in 1955 after buying a J-3 Cub that included flying lessons, what followed was an incredible journey… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 23-Feb-18

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Precision and Honeywell sign agreement

Precision and Honeywell sign agreement

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce the signing of a dealership agreement with Honeywell Aerospace which allows PAG to sell, exchange and provide MRO services on Honeywell avionics products including Aspire (satcom) and SkyConnect. “The agreement with… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 23-Feb-18

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Garmin® introduces the G500H TXi

Garmin® introduces the G500H TXi

Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the G500H TXi, a new generation of touchscreen flight displays for helicopters. Built on the proven capabilities of the original G500H series, the G500H TXi offers a vastly expanded array of features, options and panel possibilities that bring a new level of reliability,… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 23-Feb-18

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ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand today announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine will showcase its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. “With… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 23-Feb-18

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HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore Appoints New Membership Manager

HeliOffshore, the offshore helicopter industry’s global safety association, today announced the appointment of Gillian (Gill) Furlong as membership manager. From 5th March, Gill will engage with and support our 100+ members to ensure that HeliOffshore maximises the highly collaborative relationship it has with these key stakeholders. She will also handle many aspects of the administrative… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Feb-18

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Bell Helicopter Rebrands

Bell Helicopter Rebrands

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and major global aircraft manufacturer, revealed today it has rebranded to be known as simply “Bell.” The new brand strategy and modernized logo are rooted in the company’s focus on innovation and customer experience. Bell will roll out the rebrand over the next year. “Bell has always… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 23-Feb-18

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EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations

EASA publishes the first Opinion on safe drone operations

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) published the first formal Opinion on safe operations for small drones in Europe. This formal Opinion is an important stepping-stone to keep drone operations safe and secure and build a wider regulatory framework. The Opinion will serve as a basis for the European Commission to adopt concrete regulatory proposals… Read more »

Source: EASA, 23-Feb-18

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Robinson Introduces Two Garmin G500H TXi Displays

Robinson Introduces Two Garmin G500H TXi Displays

Robinson has added Garmin’s new G500H TXi displays to its R44 and R66 options. The two TXi displays add touchscreen functionality to Garmin’s popular G500H system, and consolidate PFD/MFD information on to a single screen. The upgraded displays provide increased resolution and interface with Garmin’s GTN 6xx/7xx touchscreen GPS series. The GDU (Garmin Display Unit)… Read more »

Source: Robinson, 23-Feb-18

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Pilot Recruitment: The HeliSpeed ‘Gig Economy’

Pilot Recruitment: The HeliSpeed ‘Gig Economy’

I missed Geoff Packer’s session at HeliInvestor 2018, but was eager to interview him to understand better the new model of pilot recruitment he has developed. In these continuing tough times for offshore operators, different thinking and more efficient business models are a necessary route back to profitability according to other HeliInvestor presenters such as… Read more »

Source: Allan Blake, 22-Feb-18

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Bristow Group Announces Private Offering

Bristow Group Announces Private Offering

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it has commenced, subject to market conditions and other factors, a private offering of $300 million aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2023 (the “notes”) to eligible purchasers pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Feb-18

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EASA approves Kopter as Design Organisation

EASA approves Kopter as Design Organisation

Kopter Group AG received from EASA today the certificate granting the Design Organization Approval (DOA). This certificate confirms Kopter as a duly recognized Design Organization. It is attesting that Kopter has united qualified personnel, implemented the necessary methods, processes and procedures, as well as a reliable design assurance system. It is a major milestone for… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 22-Feb-18

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Airbus H160 arrives in US for Heli-Expo and sales tour

Airbus H160 arrives in US for Heli-Expo and sales tour

The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from 27 Feb – 1 March at the Las Vegas convention centre.  Showgoers will be able see for themselves the #H160ReasonsWhy the H160 is raising the bar… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Feb-18

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Swiss Air Ambulance helped 29 patients per day throughout 2017

Swiss Air Ambulance helped 29 patients per day throughout 2017

[electronic translation] The crews of the Swiss air rescue service Rega helped an average of 29 patients a day last year. With 15’958 missions, Rega 2017 was in greater demand than ever before – both at home and abroad. This corresponds to one use every 33 minutes. Rega can look back on an intensive year of… Read more »

Source: Rega, 22-Feb-18

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Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, beginning at 1700 hours in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Pavilion 1 room adjacent to the Las… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 22-Feb-18

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Duncan Aviation Experiences 80% Growth in 2017

Duncan Aviation Experiences 80% Growth in 2017

Duncan Aviation’s Component Repair Services continues to be recognized by the helicopter industry, experiencing more than 80% growth 2017. Duncan Aviation has been servicing helicopter components for more than 40 years. Early repair and overhaul capabilities began with the Honeywell VG-14 H, C-14 D, and GH-14 gyros and have grown steadily ever since. In 2001,… Read more »

Source: Duncan Aviation, 22-Feb-18

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Bristow Enters Into New Asset-Backed Revolving Credit Facility

Bristow Enters Into New Asset-Backed Revolving Credit Facility

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) today announced that certain of its subsidiaries have received commitments from lenders to enter into a new asset-backed revolving credit facility (the “ABL Facility”). Bristow expects to close on the ABL Facility within 60 days of entry into the commitment letter for the ABL Facility. The ABL Facility is expected to… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 22-Feb-18

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Bristow renews Guyana contract for five years

Bristow renews Guyana contract for five years

Bristow has renewed their contract with ExxonMobil in Guyana for the following two years. This means they will continue to provide SAR services, EMS services as well as offshore crew change to the company. The renewal officially started on January 1, 2018, reports Offshore Energy Today.

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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Uber and Bell plan to fly air taxis from DFW Airport

Uber and Bell plan to fly air taxis from DFW Airport

Bell and Uber are working together to launch their air taxi service in Dallas, Fort Worth. They aim to have the service up by 2023, with test flights being run as early as 2020. The new service, called Uber Elevate, hopes to bring flight accessibility to more people, not just those on the “upper end… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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Transnet National Ports Authority orders two AW109s

Transnet National Ports Authority orders two AW109s

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has signed a R250 million contract with AgustaWestland for the manufacture, supply and delivery of two new AW109 helicopters. These helicopters will be used in Durban and Richards Bay, in their Helicopter Marine Pilotage Service. South Africa is one of the three countries in the world that offer this service…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019

Bell 525 certification heads for spring 2019

In a recent HeliHub interview, Larry Thimmesch, VP Sales and Marketing for the Bell 525 Relentless program provided further details on the timelines of the certification process. Despite the delays brought upon by the fatal accident of one of the prototypes in July 2016, Bell tell us their new certification program is on schedule to… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Feb-18

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Vodafone plans safer skies with drone tracking technology

Vodafone plans safer skies with drone tracking technology

Vodafone today announced the commencement of trials of the world’s first air traffic control drone tracking and safety technology. Vodafone’s pioneering approach uses innovative 4G Internet of Things (IoT) technology to protect aircraft from catastrophic accidents as well as prevent inadvertent or criminal drone incursions at sensitive locations such as airports, prisons and hospitals. Commercial… Read more »

Source: Vodafone, 21-Feb-18

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Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement

Lobo Leasing and Titan Helicopter Group Enter Into Lease Agreement

Lobo Leasing Limited, a leading world-wide helicopter leasing company based in Dublin, Ireland, are pleased to announce the completion of a helicopter leasing transaction with international operator Titan Helicopter Group (THG) for one offshore configured AW139 helicopter. The helicopter is being used by THG to provide crew change flights to offshore mining vessels located along… Read more »

Source: Titan Helicopter, 21-Feb-18

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Elbit outline solutions to be presented at Heli-Expo

Elbit outline solutions to be presented at Heli-Expo

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) to showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2018 exhibition, taking place in Las Vegas Convention Center, on February 27 till March 1. Heli-ClearVision, the rotary-wing version of the unique Clearvision™ fixed-wing suite,… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 20-Feb-18

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Bell outlines Heli-Expo display

Bell outlines Heli-Expo display

Bell Helicopter will display the new air taxi cabin, along with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless. Following its debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show, Bell’s Urban Air Taxi arrives in Las Vegas. Guests Heli-Expo attendees are invited to step inside and experience the future of transportation. “We are continuously… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Feb-18

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Cobham Heli Academy Launch

Cobham Heli Academy Launch

Cobham today announced China Rescue and Salvage (CRS) as the launch customer for the new Cobham Helicopter Academy based at Newquay Cornwall Airport, Cornwall. China Rescue and Salvage is China’s dedicated national maritime rescue and salvage force. Eleven students from CRS have commenced SAR flying training which will be delivered in Cobham’s SAR equipped AW139… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 20-Feb-18

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Past Sikorsky COO joins Cirrus Aircraft as Product Development SVP

Past Sikorsky COO joins Cirrus Aircraft as Product Development SVP

As Cirrus Aircraft continues to innovate and lead general aviation with the best-selling SR Series aircraft and the Vision® Jet, the world’s first single engine Personal Jet, the company announces the addition of industry veteran Ken Harness as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Ken joins Cirrus Aircraft with more than 28 years of leadership… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Feb-18

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3rd MAW Super Cobra takes final flight

3rd MAW Super Cobra takes final flight

One after another, Marines from Marine Light Attack Helicopter Training Squadron (HMLAT) 303, Marine Aircraft Group (MAG) 39, lined up on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California, to send off the last 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) AH-1W “Super Cobra” as it departed on its final flight, Feb. 6, to… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 20-Feb-18

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India – ONGC to procure offshore rescue helicopter

India – ONGC to procure offshore rescue helicopter

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) is looking into the purchase of an air ambulance. The helicopter would then be at their “beck and call,” providing available EMS for offshore workers at all times. The ONGC has invited helicopter companies to partake in bids, reports Indian Express.

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-18

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Birmingham Childrens Hospital helipad blocked by cranes

Birmingham Childrens Hospital helipad blocked by cranes

The helipad at Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been closed for a few months due to a large number of cranes in the area. Air ambulances now have to land at the police training school in Edgbaston and patients are then transported by road ambulances, reports BBC.

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-18

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Guardian Air looks into CPR Device

Guardian Air looks into CPR Device

Guardian Air is looking into the purchase of a new CPR compression device for its EMS helicopters. The device consists of a band that is wrapped around a patient’s chest, where contractions can be programmed to different rates and pressure. The device can allow patients to receive cardiac attention while paramedics then have more time… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-18

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Judge rules Sikorsky cannot avoid bias claim from deaf employee

Judge rules Sikorsky cannot avoid bias claim from deaf employee

James Cadoret has sent in a request to Sikorsky for a sign language interpreter so that he can have access to the same benefits and privileges as other employees. This includes joining in meetings, training and conversing with supervisors. Sikorsky opposed that in order to provide a interpreter, they would have to hire one full… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-18

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Pawan Hans share sale falls apart

Pawan Hans share sale falls apart

The Indian Government has had a large setback regarding the sale of their 51% stake in Pawan Hans. The sale has failed to attract enough attention, with not enough bidders coming to the table. Two bidders who remain in competition are Global Vectra Helicorp and Continental Helicopters, reports Business Standard.

Source: HeliHub.com, 19-Feb-18

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100 count down to HeliRussia 2018

100 count down to HeliRussia 2018

It is only 100 left before the opening of the 11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018 –  the expo will start on May 24 in Moscow at Crocus Expo IEC and will be held for three days. The expo annually showcases the full range of products and services of helicopter industry, introduces new trends, and most important issues are discussed at… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 19-Feb-18

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Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California

Med-Trans Partners With Care Flight To Serve Parts of California

Leading national air medical transport company Med-Trans Corporation and Care Flight, a medical flight service of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA), have partnered to provide helicopter medical service to large parts of Nevada and California. “Care Flight is thrilled to partner with Med-Trans to provide rotor-wing critical care transportation across the region,” said Dean… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 19-Feb-18

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Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls to demonstrate its FAA approved B-206/407 helicopter flight simulator at Heli-Expo, Las Vegas 2018. The B-206/407 flight simulator was first introduced at Heli-Expo 2017. Since then we have achieved FAA AATD certification. Pushing the limits the B-206/407 is built to FAA FTD Level 7 standards and is now capable of additional functionality… Read more »

Source: Precision Flight Controls, 19-Feb-18

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New European Plan for Aviation Safety

New European Plan for Aviation Safety

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) today published its new European Plan for Aviation Safety (EPAS). The 2018-2022 edition of EPAS is part of the European Aviation Safety Programme (EASP) and is intended to provide a framework for safety work to be conducted at a regional level in support of the State Safety Programmes of… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 19-Feb-18

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WINDEAcare to provide offshore EMS support during wind farm construction

WINDEAcare to provide offshore EMS support during wind farm construction

EnBW has selected the WINDEAcare medical care concept to be used during the construction of the Hohe See and Albatros offshore wind farms in the German North Sea. As of February 2018, WINDEAcare is responsible for the care and rescue of sick or injured persons 24/7 during the entire installation period of the wind farms…. Read more »

Source: offshoreWIND, 19-Feb-18

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Korea Aerospace selects GVH Wet Deck for Korean Coast Guard

Korea Aerospace selects GVH Wet Deck for Korean Coast Guard

GVH Aerospace announced at the Singapore Airshow 2018 that it has been selected to provide its wet deck product for the Korea Aerospace Industries KCG Korean Coast Guard Helicopter program. The selection concludes the competitive tender process. “We are pleased to offer a mature, field tested and adaptable product, working with KAI during the tender… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 19-Feb-18

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Alpine first to market certified Bear Paws for B505

Alpine first to market certified Bear Paws for B505

ALPINE AEROTECH is pleased to announce receipt of the Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their robust Bell 505 Bear Paw Kit. Alpine Aerotech has gained traction in the market recently by developing a superior Bear Paw that retains its shape through continuous use. “We are consistently looking for new product… Read more »

Source: Alpine Aerotech, 19-Feb-18

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Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2018

Worldwide Helicopter Safety Teams Will Release Accident Data at Heli-Expo 2018

The International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) will gather its worldwide partners in a safety briefing and best practices panel discussion in Las Vegas at Heli-Expo 2018. International teams representing nearly 50 countries will present and summarize 2017 accident data, discuss industry strengths and weaknesses, and highlight actions being taken to improve safety and reduce accidents…. Read more »

Source: IHST, 19-Feb-18

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Evonik to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2018

Evonik to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2018

Evonik is participating in the HAI HELI-EXPO between February 27 and March 1, 2018 as a full-service provider of cast and stretched PLEXIGLAS® and versatile EUROPLEX® for the aviation industry. At booth 3144, Evonik will be presenting for the first time a UV-IR blocker for aircraft glazing. This additive for cast PLEXIGLAS® sheets prevents penetration… Read more »

Source: Evonik, 19-Feb-18

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JETNET to Feature New Reporting Tools at Heli-Expo 2018

JETNET to Feature New Reporting Tools at Heli-Expo 2018

JETNET LLC, celebrating its 30th anniversary as the leading provider of corporate aviation information, will be featuring new reporting tools at the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new “Market Reports” tool allows users to customize reports for clients and internal use by choosing which parameters to display, along with their own logos… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 19-Feb-18

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Rogue Aviation Opens Flight School Focused on Flight Safety

Rogue Aviation Opens Flight School Focused on Flight Safety

Orange County based Rogue Aviation opens a helicopter flight school at John Wayne Airport that looks to elevate the standard of aviation. Born from a desire to see safety, integrity and community placed at the forefront of helicopter flight operations, Rogue Aviation, operating out of ACI Jet’s West Side Hangars is owned and operated by… Read more »

Source: Rogue Aviation, 19-Feb-18

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HAL seeks partner for Dhruv program Image pick a good one after searching ‘dhruv’

HAL seeks partner for Dhruv program Image pick a good one after searching ‘dhruv’

For the first time in Indian history, as a major boost to defence manufacturing and Government’s ‘Make-in-India’ initiative,  HAL has offered  the indigenous  ‘Advanced Light Helicopter-Dhruv’  (Civil version) for manufacturing to potential Indian private companies through Transfer of Technology. Accordingly, the Company has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) for identification of Indian Partner.  “Considering the… Read more »

Source: HAL, 19-Feb-18

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Kopter Group appoints VP of Business Development for US market

Kopter Group appoints VP of Business Development for US market

Kopter Group AG today announced the appointment of Larry D. Roberts as senior vice president, U.S. Business Development responsible for the sales, marketing of the SH09 single-engine turbine helicopter in North America. Mr. Roberts will be based in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. Roberts has been involved in the U.S. commercial helicopter industry for the past 20… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 19-Feb-18

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