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Bell awarded patent for Tiltrotor aircraft having spherical bearing mounted pylon assemblies

Bell awarded patent for Tiltrotor aircraft having spherical bearing mounted pylon assemblies

A propulsion system for a tiltrotor aircraft includes an engine supported by the airframe and a fixed gearbox operably coupled to the engine. Inboard and outboard pedestals are supported by the airframe and positioned above the wing. A pylon assembly is rotatably coupled between the inboard and outboard pedestals. The pylon assembly includes a spindle… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 17-Nov-17

Honeywell International awarded patent for surveillance system using micro mobile drones and IP cameras

Honeywell International awarded patent for surveillance system using micro mobile drones and IP cameras

A system is provided that includes a security system that protects a secured geographic area including at least a building, a wireless helicopter drone, a camera carried by the drone and a processor of the security system that controls a geographic location of the drone based upon threats detected within the secured area and that records video… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 17-Nov-17

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North Island Hospital opens new campus

North Island Hospital opens new campus

North Island Hospital proudly opened their new Comox Valley campus this past Tuesday. Upgrades and improvements have been made to the facilities and patient care, with the campus supporting up to 153 beds. The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and the provincial government split the project cost of $606.2 million 60/40, reports Comox Valley Record…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Nov-17

Russian Helicopters Concluded the First Export Contract for the Supply of Mi-171А2

Russian Helicopters Concluded the First Export Contract for the Supply of Mi-171А2

The Russian Helicopters holding within the framework of the international exhibition Dubai Airshow 2017 concluded the first export contract for the supply of the civil helicopter Mi-171А2. The agreement is signed with the Indian Vectra Group company. According to the document the medium, multi-purpose helicopter Mi-171А2 will be handed over to the Client in 2018…. Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 16-Nov-17

150th H145 delivered to HTM

150th H145 delivered to HTM

Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) recently took delivery of the 150th H145 built in Donauwörth. The German operator, whose fleet of aircraft also includes H125s and H135s, will use the H145 from January for offshore deployments over the North Sea. Prior to its entry into service at its base in Emden, the customer will fit the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Nov-17

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017

Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017

The nation’s finest clinicians, aviators and fundraisers are celebrated at the Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence Almost 300 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community last night at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2017. Awards hosts, BBC News reporter and presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding… Read more »

Source: Association of Air Ambulances, 16-Nov-17

Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

Safran celebrates 40 years in Brazil

In 1977 Safran Helicopter Engines opened its first office in Rio de Janeiro. Aligned to the Arriel program, Turbomeca Do Brasil was established to coordinate support of the Arriel-powered Ecureuils built by Helibras for the Brazilian navy. However further opportunities soon opened up and, in 1983, a Customer Support Center was built at Jacarepaguá Airport,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 15-Nov-17

ASU Obtains NVIS Transport Canada STC on AS350

ASU Obtains NVIS Transport Canada STC on AS350

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) received notice from Transport Canada that they have received a supplemental type certificate (STC) on the Airbus AS350. ASU modified the AS350 for HNZ Topflight.  The modification was ASU’s 208th on this airframe globally. “HNZ Topflight provides advanced helicopter training that supports their company operations across Canada as well as military,… Read more »

Source: ASU, 15-Nov-17

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Abu Dhabi Aviation expands Leonardo AW139 fleet

Abu Dhabi Aviation expands Leonardo AW139 fleet

Leonardo announced today that Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) has signed a contract for two additional AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters. The announcement was made during an official ceremony at the Dubai Air Show. The aircraft will be used to perform offshore transport mission with deliveries expected in 2017, further expanding ADA’s AW139 fleet which today… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Nov-17

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New FAA Guidance for Electronic Flight Bags

New FAA Guidance for Electronic Flight Bags

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an updated Advisory Circular (AC) for aircraft system designers, installers and operators seeking design and use guidance for hosting electronic flight bag (EFB) applications on both portable devices and installed equipment. The AC includes significant changes from the last guidance in May 2014 that offer industry new EFB applications and the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 15-Nov-17

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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey Fleet Tops 400,000 Flight Hours

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. [NYSE: TXT] company announced today the Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft, including both CV-22 and MV-22 variants, has surpassed the 400,000 flight hour milestone. The V-22 Osprey has been continuously deployed since entering service in 2007 with the United States Marine Corps (USMC) and the… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 15-Nov-17

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S92 Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

S92 Helicopters Certified to Operate in Mexico

Mexico’s Directorate General of Civil Aeronautics (DGAC) approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for the Sikorsky S-92® helicopter. The certificate enables the operation of S-92 helicopters in Mexico, in all production configurations including offshore oil and gas transportation, search and rescue, as well as regional airline passenger service and VIP transportation. DGAC signed the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 15-Nov-17

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Nova Scotia customer 4 orders Bell 407GXP

Nova Scotia customer 4 orders Bell 407GXP

Bell Helicopter announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 407GXP to a private customer in Nova Scotia, Canada. “At Bell Helicopter, we are committed to providing our customers with the most reliable, capable and innovative aircraft to support their mission,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president, North America. “This customer required integrated avionics, technology capabilities and… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 15-Nov-17

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Abu Dhabi Aviation sign new PWC support agreement

Abu Dhabi Aviation sign new PWC support agreement

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) announced today it has signed a 20-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation (ADA) for 22 PT6C-67C engines that will power the airline’s fleet of Leonardo AW139 helicopters which primarily serve the offshore oil and gas industry in Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and India. The FMP… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 15-Nov-17

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Helicopters of Russia handed over Mi-28UBs to the Russian Defense Ministry

Helicopters of Russia handed over Mi-28UBs to the Russian Defense Ministry

Holding “Helicopters of Russia” (part of Rostec State Corporation) has completed the procedure for transferring the first eight military-combat helicopters Mi-28UB to the Russian Defense Ministry. Some of the vehicles were sent to the 344th Combat Training and Retraining Center of the Air Force, and the rest will be transferred to the military units. Two… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 15-Nov-17

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Conklin & de Decker Release Aircraft Cost Evaluator 17.2

Conklin & de Decker Release Aircraft Cost Evaluator 17.2

Conklin & de Decker announced the latest 17.2 release of its Aircraft Cost Evaluator (ACE), is available and now includes access to the new Conklin & de Decker Report version 1.0. As the industry standard for benchmarking operating and ownership costs for more than 550 jets, turboprops, helicopters and piston aircraft, ACE is the flagship… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 15-Nov-17

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FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices begin DHFS AS350 fleet disposal

FB Heliservices “FBH”, the Cobham Group company managing the Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS) in the UK, has started the process of disposing of its fleet ahead of the end of the contract end in March 2018.  From 1st April 2018, a new helicopter contract begins under the new acronym of MFTS Military Flying Training… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Nov-17

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Bell joins Fort Worth well-being project

Bell joins Fort Worth well-being project

Well-being is certainly taking off at Bell Helicopter—the latest approved worksite to join the Blue Zones Project® movement for longer, better lives. Blue Zones Project is a community-led well-being improvement initiative working to make Fort Worth one of the nation’s healthiest cities. As one of Fort Worth’s largest employers, Bell Helicopter impacts the well-being of more… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 14-Nov-17

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Airbus take mockup and VR helicopters to Dubai Airshow

Airbus take mockup and VR helicopters to Dubai Airshow

At the Dubai Airshow, which runs from 12th to 16th November 2017, Airbus will showcase its wide range of innovative technologies, products and services, from market-leading commercial and military aircraft to helicopters and space systems. The Airshow, which was launched in 1986, represents one of the largest and most important aerospace events in the world. The Dubai… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Nov-17

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True Blue Introduces Two New Converters

True Blue Introduces Two New Converters

True Blue Power, a division of Mid-Continent Instrument Co. Inc., today announced the promotion of Erik Ritzman to Division Manager. In this role, Ritzman will develop customer programs, while working closely with engineers and account managers to advance the True Blue Power division and its product line. As Division Manager, Ritzman joins Mid-Continent’s Leadership Team,… Read more »

Source: True Blue Power, 14-Nov-17

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New insulated engine covers from Bruce’s Custom Covers

New insulated engine covers from Bruce’s Custom Covers

Bruce’s Custom Covers announced today their new and improved insulated covers for aircraft engines. Insulated covers from Bruce’s are constructed using 3M Thinsulate for superior heat retention and WeatherMax performance fabric for maximum durability. Bruce’s engine covers come with many customization features specific to each aircraft application. Bruce’s has been manufacturing custom-designed aircraft covering systems… Read more »

Source: Bruce’s Custom Covers, 14-Nov-17

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GE considers disposal of Milestone parent GECAS

GE considers disposal of Milestone parent GECAS

General Electric is looking into selling all or parts of GECAS, as they search for new divestitures, reports CNBC.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Nov-17

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Cal-Ore Life Flight to open new base in December

Cal-Ore Life Flight to open new base in December

Cal-Ore Life Flight will soon be able to open their new base at Brookings Airport this December. They are working with their sister company REACH Air Medical Services. REACH will be supplying a new Bell 407 helicopter for the base, reports Curry Pilot.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Nov-17

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FlightSafety promotes a new Director of Regulatory Affairs

FlightSafety promotes a new Director of Regulatory Affairs

FlightSafety International announces that Steve Hall has been promoted to Director, Regulatory Affairs. “Steve has the experience, leadership abilities and skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in aviation training,” said Daniel MacLellan Senior Vice President, Operations. “He will build upon our proven success and continue to ensure our Customers receive… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 14-Nov-17

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EASA certifies Bell 505 at last

EASA certifies Bell 505 at last

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the certification of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). “This is a significant milestone for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and I know our customers in Europe are thrilled to hear the news as well,” said Patrick… Read more »

Source: Bell, 13-Nov-17

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Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

Eagle Copters Selects Caution Panel for B212 NVG Upgrade

AEM Corp and VIH Aerospace have announced that Eagle Copters of Calgary has selected the MCP01-100N NVIS Master Caution Panel for use in a customer upgrade program. Eagle Copters are refurbishing five (5) Bell 212 helicopters for an undisclosed customer and chose the MCP01 for ease of integration with the new NVG cockpit and reliability… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 13-Nov-17

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Genesys announces the new Director of Business Development

Genesys announces the new Director of Business Development

Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the company has appointed general aviation avionics industry veteran Nick Bogner as the company’s new Director of Business Development. “We are extremely excited to be able to attract Nick to our senior management team,” stated Genesys Aerosystems President and CEO Roger Smith. “We are on the threshold of… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 13-Nov-17

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6 Ways That Helicopter Instructors Can Save Lives

6 Ways That Helicopter Instructors Can Save Lives

After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has uncovered six focus areas where flight instructors can improve safety in the helicopter industry. The facts show that failure in these areas has resulted in lives being lost. Teach the Importance of Pre-Flight Risk… Read more »

Source: USHST, 13-Nov-17

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Airbus completes first firing campaign with H145M

Airbus completes first firing campaign with H145M

Airbus Helicopters has recently completed a ballistic development test of an HForce weapon system on a H145M on Pápa Airbase in Hungary. The tested system included guns (FN Herstal HMP400), unguided rockets (Thales FZ231) and cannons (Nexter NC621) as well as an electro-optical targeting system by Wescam (MX15) and a helmet mounted sight display by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-17

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Genesys appoints new regional sales manager

Genesys appoints new regional sales manager

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Barry LeBlanc has joined the company to focus on the Northwest and Midwest territories in the United States and Western Canada.  Barry LeBlanc comes with a wealth of experience in the avionics industry having spent the last eleven years at Sandia Aerospace, where he was instrumental in launching new products… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 13-Nov-17

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Shimco Website gets a new look

Shimco Website gets a new look

Shimco, an award-winning, world-wide leader in the manufacture of precision parts and gap-management solutions has published its newly designed corporate website. With a fresh new look, the new site features a platform with improved navigation and increased product and corporate information that reflects Shimco’s ongoing commitment to innovation. “Shimco continues to evolve from a traditional… Read more »

Source: Shimco, 13-Nov-17

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Mercy Flight signs for three more 429s

Mercy Flight signs for three more 429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signed purchase agreement for three additional Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “Mercy Flight and Bell Helicopter have shared a rich history since they started their business more than 35 years ago using a Bell 206 Jet Ranger,” said Anthony Moreland, vice president, North… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Nov-17

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Thailand signs AW101 MoU with Leonardo

Thailand signs AW101 MoU with Leonardo

Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand on November 8th covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Nov-17

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Flight Safety names a Director of Quality, Safety and Standards

Flight Safety names a Director  of Quality, Safety and Standards

FlightSafety International announces that Steve Fedynyszyn has been named Director of Quality, Safety and Standards. “We look forward to Steve’s contributions in his new role as the leader of the FlightSafety Quality and Safety Management System and in the advancement of FlightSafety Standards.” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President Operations. “His proven experience with Learning… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 13-Nov-17

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Airbus Helicopters Canada presents Safety Award

Airbus Helicopters Canada presents Safety Award

Peter Murray, Founder and Operations Manager of Talon Helicopters has been awarded Airbus Helicopters Canada’s 2017 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’. Mr. Murray is being honoured for his longstanding commitment to safety, for activities in the SAR community including; rescues, training and dedication to safe longline SAR operations, where Talon has continually worked to enhance the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Nov-17

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Abu Dhabi Aviation passes 1 Million flight hours

Abu Dhabi Aviation passes 1 Million flight hours

For a booming economy with 40% of its gross domestic product comprised of oil and gas output, United Arab Emirates relies on various resources to support their highest earning industry, including Bell helicopters. Our customers support this thriving industry by transporting oil and gas employees to and from rigs in the Arabian Gulf. Abu Dhabi… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Nov-17

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Chinese customer orders 50 more Bell 505s

Chinese customer orders 50 more Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has signed an agreement today with Reignwood International Investment Group Company Ltd. (Reignwood) under which Reignwood has agreed to purchase an additional 50 Bell 505s, act as the exclusive reseller for the Bell 505 in China and establish a Bell 505 delivery and maintenance center. The new… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Nov-17

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11-Nov-17 N744BS Robinson R44 Page, US-Arizona

Crashed at the end of the runway

11-Nov-17

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TriFan 600 VTOL holds over 60 orders

TriFan 600 VTOL holds over 60 orders

Responding to invitations from the superyacht community, XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) exhibited the revolutionary TriFan 600 at the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, November 1-5, 2017, the world’s largest boat show.  Following the show, XTI announced today it has received over 60 orders from customers under its pre-sales program, in addition to several more large… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 10-Nov-17

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Donaldson marks 13 years of IBFs in Canada

Donaldson marks 13 years of IBFs in Canada

With the second largest commercial helicopter fleet globally (2,800 helicopters), Canadian operators know the importance of efficient, effective flight operations in one of the most diverse, high utilization environments worldwide. And for more than 13 years, Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has helped improve Canadian helicopter operations by… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 10-Nov-17

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Genesys Appoints HeliSAS Sales Specialist

Genesys Appoints HeliSAS Sales Specialist

Genesys Aerosystems announced today that Chris Suldo has joined the company to focus on increasing HeliSAS sales in North America. Chris Suldo holds a private pilot’s license for rotorcraft aircraft and has worked in marketing and sales for Bell Helicopter and Airbus Helicopters Inc., formerly Eurocopter USA. He is currently attending Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 10-Nov-17

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Ornge Q3 staff shortages forced 186 base closures

Ornge Q3 staff shortages forced 186 base closures

Ornge has had an increase of staff absences, leaving many bases closed across the province. The minimum amount of staff required are two pilots and two paramedics. If one of these four do not come in, the helicopter is not allowed to be used. Low morale and pilot poaching has been brought up as reasons… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Nov-17

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Univ Missouri celebrates 35 years of EMS helicopter

Univ Missouri celebrates 35 years of EMS helicopter

Monday saw the 35th anniversary for the University of Missouri Health Care’s emergency service. The EMS service is extremely busy, with a flight a day, reports ABC17 News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Nov-17

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Eagle Copters Launches New Website

Eagle Copters Launches New Website

After rebranding earlier this year, Eagle Copters is proud to launch an overhauled new website developed to be user friendly, perform optimally for users on any device, and fully share the talent, scope, and global reach of the organization. “A lot has changed at Eagle since our last website was designed and it is important… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 10-Nov-17

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Montenegro orders three 412s

Montenegro orders three 412s

The Montenegro Armed Forces have signed a contract for three Bell 412EPI helicopters. The decision of the purchase is part of a modernization process. The three helicopters will be stationed at the Podgorica International Airport, reports Jane’s 360.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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Qatari Amiri Air Force launches AW139 simulator

Qatari Amiri Air Force launches AW139 simulator

Qatar’s Amiri Air Force were happy to open their new simulation centre for the AgustaWestland AW139. The simulations, developed by Turkish Havelsan, will train pilots and crew for different weather conditions. It is also said that it will cut training hours by 3,800, reports Kuna.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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Gujarat State Government delays police helicopter purchase

Gujarat State Government delays police helicopter purchase

The Gujarat Government has had to postpone the purchase of a police surveillance helicopter. The tender was issued but as only one company made a bid, the government had to cancel the bidding process. They hope to issue a new tender after the elections, reports Times of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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UTair signs five year H125 support deal

UTair signs five year H125 support deal

UTair has joined with Airbus in a five year contract where Airbus will provide support services such as spare part supplies, fleet maintenance and training. The deal covers UTair’s three H125 helicopters, reports Money Control.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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Heletranz & Te Atawhai Collaborate for Wellness

Heletranz & Te Atawhai Collaborate for Wellness

Tourism and chartering company, Helentranz, has partnered up with Te Atawhai, a luxury wellness retreat. Together they aim to bring self care into travellers lives, as well as to promote a healthy lifestyle, reports Scoop.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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Northern HeliCopter wins six year wind farm contract

Northern HeliCopter wins six year wind farm contract

German operator Northern HeliCopter has won a six year contract in support of the Wikinger offshore wind farm.  The installation is 75km off the Island of Rügen, and will consist of 70 Adwen 5MW turbines and one offshore substation with a helideck.  Spanish owned engergy company Iberdrola is investing €1.4 billion to construct Wikinger, the company’s first… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Nov-17

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World First Personal Hybrid Electric Octocopter to show at 2018 CES

World First Personal Hybrid Electric Octocopter to show at 2018 CES

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective solutions to the commercial transportation sector, today announced it will showcase three technology firsts at 2018 CES in Las Vegas January 9-12:  1) The SureFly™ Octocopter, the world’s first personal electric octocopter; 2) the W-15 electric pickup truck, the first… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 09-Nov-17

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Construction begins on joint EMS-Police base at Almondsbury UK

Construction begins on joint EMS-Police base at Almondsbury UK

Work has begun on the new National Police Air Service (NPAS) base in Almondsbury, South Gloucester which is due to be operational in autumn 2018. NPAS and Great Western Air Ambulance (GWAAC) will be housed at the new base funded by BAE Systems. BAE Systems purchased the land in Almondsbury for use by GWAAC and… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 09-Nov-17

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NH90 joins the digital marketplace

NH90 joins the digital marketplace

Earlier this year, Swedish and Finnish customers of the NH90 began ordering used and new spare parts from Airbus’ MyNH90 internet portal, a move that represented another sign of the manufacturer’s digital push. Some 330 NH90 helicopters – Airbus’ and NHIndustries’ military multi-role helicopter – are in operation across the globe, accumulating more than 150,000… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Nov-17

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Bell Canada President elected as AIAC chair

Bell Canada President elected as AIAC chair

The Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC) is pleased to announce the election of Cynthia Garneau, President of Bell Helicopter Textron Canada, as Chair of the AIAC Board of Directors. Ms. Garneau succeeds David Gossen, President of IMP Aerospace & Defence, who served as Chair of the AIAC Board over the last year. “I am… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Nov-17

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Bell takes V-22 and three mockups to Dubai Air Show

Bell takes V-22 and three mockups to Dubai Air Show

Bell Helicopter, Textron Aviation Inc., Textron Aviation Defense LLC, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training, all businesses of Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT), will showcase a vast product portfolio at the Dubai Airshow—one of the world’s largest and most important aerospace events. The show takes place November 12-16 at DWC, Dubai Airshow Site. Textron will… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Nov-17

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09-Nov-17 N500DC MD Helicopters 500D York, US-Pennsylvania

Precautionary field landing, per FAA report

09-Nov-17

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Luton and Dunstable Hospital to add helipad

Luton and Dunstable Hospital to add helipad

Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising drive to build an onsite helipad linked to its Emergency and Critical Care services has got off to a flying start, thanks to a donation of £2m from the HELP appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The £2m donation means the Luton… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 08-Nov-17

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SevenBar Aviation partners with Truth Data

SevenBar Aviation partners with Truth Data

SevenBar Aviation is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-year agreement with Truth Data Insights as part of the ongoing Safety Management System expansion and flight data monitoring (FDM) initiative. “This partnership with Truth Data Insights will allow us to further develop and fine-tune a robust and effective quality assurance program, not only for… Read more »

Source: SevenBar Aviation, 08-Nov-17

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Waypoint Places H145 with Ecocopter Chile

Waypoint Places H145 with Ecocopter Chile

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to Ecocopter in Chile to be used in support of the operator’s wide range of utility work.  The lease transaction marks Waypoint’s 14th H145 delivery and the entry of the… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Nov-17

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EASA addresses aviation contribution to climate change

EASA addresses aviation contribution to climate change

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) proposes today that newly designed aeroplane types meet a CO2 standard from the 1st of January 2020, and that aeroplane types already in-production meet a separate CO2 standard starting from the 1st of January 2023. The objective of this so-called ‘Opinion’ published on 7 November 2017 by EASA is… Read more »

Source: EASA, 08-Nov-17

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Airbus appoints new US boss

Airbus appoints new US boss

Aerospace industry veteran, C. Jeffrey Knittel, formerly both Chief Executive of C2 Aviation Capital and President of CIT Transportation Finance, will join Airbus early next year, taking the reins of the company’s business in the Americas. Mr. Knittel, who brings more than 25 years of global aerospace leadership experience to the position, will join the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Nov-17

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Scheibel holds S-100 user conference

Scheibel holds S-100 user conference

Schiebel hosted customers from all over the world, spanning five continents, for its second international CAMCOPTER® S-100 User Conference from 17 to 19 October in Vienna. Following the success of the first CAMCOPTER® S-100 User Conference in 2012, Schiebel again welcomed its valued customers for a three-day conference. Users of the market-leading Unmanned Air System… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 08-Nov-17

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Delhi Airport to explore potential for helicopter links

Delhi Airport to explore potential for helicopter links

The Delhi International Airport Limited is looking into exploring the use of helicopters to transport people to cities rather than roads. The discussion was brought up at the 1st Heli Expo India 2017. They are hoping to be able to provide more connectivity for air commuters, reports The Hans India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-17

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LifeFlight Eagle moves from Trenton to Chillicothe

LifeFlight Eagle moves from Trenton to Chillicothe

LifeFlight Eagle, previously situated at the Trenton Municipal Airport, has moved bases to the Chillicothe Municipal Airport. The move took place on Monday and the medical helicopter was up and running again by Wednesday, reports KTTN.

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-17

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Med-Trans And Colleton County Fire Rescue Open New SC Base

Med-Trans And Colleton County Fire Rescue Open New SC Base

A community partnership began recently in South Carolina between Med-Trans Corporation and Colleton County Fire Rescue to form the recently launched CARE Flight program on June 15th, 2017. The hybrid partnership between Med-Trans and Colleton County Fire Rescue is a first in the state of South Carolina and is different from conventional HEMS programs across… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 08-Nov-17

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Palm Beach Helicopters take delivery of training device

Palm Beach Helicopters take delivery of training device

Palm Beach Helicopters took delivery of ELITE Simulation Solutions newly FAA approved single-seat, single-control with motion Advanced Aircraft Training Device. The fidelity of this helicopter flight training device gives benefits beyond the instrument, commercial, ATP and 7.5 hours VFR flying credits. The accuracy of this trainer allows procedural training for most VFR practical test standards,… Read more »

Source: Palm Beach Helicopters, 08-Nov-17

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BC Helicopters to add second Guimbal Cabri G2

BC Helicopters to add second Guimbal Cabri G2

BC Helicopters will soon take delivery of a second Guimbal Cabri G2 from the factory in France, with arrival at their Abbotsford base expected just before Christmas to add to their first example which arrived at the start of this year.  This second aircraft demonstrates their confidence in the type and a gradual fleet expansion… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Nov-17

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08-Nov-17 N138WH Hughes 500D Sulphur, US-Louisiana (2F)

Two men working on power lines from the helicopter,  and  heir safety harness failed because it had been rubbing against the power lines causing it to “snap” the release from Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office reportedly said.  Both men fell about 100 feet to their deaths from the helicopter – they were later named as Nicholas Gamalski,… Read more »

08-Nov-17

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08-Nov-17 JA9672 Airbus AS332L Ueno, Japan (4F)

Helicopter crashed and burnt out on a road bridge.  Scene photo shows part of tail on river bank below bridge.  All four POB received fatal injuries.  Local power cuts indicate a wire strike but unclear if that was cause of accident or result of the flight altitude at the time

08-Nov-17

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Kiev Heliport nationalised

Kiev Heliport nationalised

The Kyiv Prosecution heliport has now been handed over to the State. It was known as “a demonstration of the excess of the wealth of Ukraine’s ex-President Viktor Yanukovych,” reports 112 UA.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Nov-17

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Experience Co completes purchase of GBR Helicopters

Experience Co completes purchase of GBR Helicopters

Experience Co has finished with its acquisition of GBR Helicopters this week. The acquisition was for $19.6 million, which helps strengthen their position in Far North Queensland’s tourism industry, reports Proactive Investors.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Nov-17

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Avfuel and Sheltair renew their partnership

Avfuel and Sheltair renew their partnership

Avfuel Corporation and Sheltair—one of the industry’s leading FBO networks with 17 locations throughout Florida, Georgia and New York—announce their renewed partnership effective December 1, 2017. The renewed partnership with Sheltair means Avfuel will continue to brand all 17 of its FBOs, including 11 FBOs in Florida—Daytona Beach (DAB), Panama City (ECP), Fort Lauderdale (FLL),… Read more »

Source: AvFuel, 07-Nov-17

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07-Nov-17 N93PH Bell 206B Rolling Fork, US-Mississippi

Force landing during aerial application work.

07-Nov-17

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08-Nov-17 N275AE Bell 206L3 Union City, US-Tennessee

Air Evac Lifeteam aircraft had in-air problem on approach to the local 911 centre and put down in a hurry.  Power lines cut – not known if that was cause or effect of the heavy landing. Helicopter ended up on its skids, tail boom creased, main blades missing, upper part of tail bent and significant… Read more »

07-Nov-17

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Five EAAA nominees shortlisted for awards

Five EAAA nominees shortlisted for awards

We are delighted to announce that five people nominated by EAAA for the 2017 Association of Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence have been shortlisted. Zac Augarde, a young supporter of EAAA who was diagnosed with autism when he was three, has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Young Person Award. At the age of six, Zac… Read more »

Source: EAAA, 06-Nov-17

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