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Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

Milestone leases eight AW139s to China EMS operator

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company (“GECAS”) and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced today the delivery and lease of eight AW139 helicopters to Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. Ltd.(“Kingwing”). The medium twin-engine helicopters will join Kingwing’s existing fleet of 32 helicopters providing emergency medical services (“EMS”) in China and will… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 23-Jan-18

Gozo Air Ambulance makes 57 flights in first year

Gozo Air Ambulance makes 57 flights in first year

The Gozo VGH Air Ambulance celebrates their first anniversary. Prior to the VGH air ambulance, patients in need of critical care were transported by the Army. They have carried out 57 missions, with causes ranging from heart conditions to premature births. The Army is still available to help, reports TVM, should the VGH be down… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-18

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Robinson receives R66 big sales boost

Robinson receives R66 big sales boost

Robinson Helicopter Co has a pre-announced price review policy whereby the company raises their list prices on 1st January every year.  There is then a rush to place a deposit in December to secure a “2017 price” aircraft, and potentially concluding the details in the early days of January.  The company distributes a regular report on projected… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Jan-18

Drone Delivery Canada Commences Testing on Raven X1400

Drone Delivery Canada Commences Testing on Raven X1400

 Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT  OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it will start testing its Raven X1400 cargo delivery drone in Q1 of 2018. The Raven X1400 delivery drone is engineered to provide pay load capacities of up to 25lbs and designed to fly approximately 60km. The Raven X1400 boasts a larger… Read more »

Source: Drone Delivery Canada, 22-Jan-18

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

Héli-Union increases it’s AW139 fleet

Héli-Union has just received one Leonardo AW139 helicopter to support its offshore helicopter operations in Africa. The market-leading intermediate twin-engine helicopter is leased from a renowned helicopter leasing company. The leased helicopter will operate on a new contract in Gabon, for offshore passenger crew change from Port Gentil Airport to the designated offshore base. “AW139… Read more »

Source: Héli-Union, 22-Jan-18

CHC starts $6M Aberdeen redevelopment

CHC starts $6M Aberdeen redevelopment

CHC reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the North Sea energy sector as it held a ground-breaking ceremony for the major redevelopment of our Aberdeen base earlier today. Customer representatives and fixed wing partners were present as CHC’s Regional Director for EMEA, Mark Abbey, was joined by the CEO of Oil and Gas UK, Deirdre Michie,… Read more »

Source: CHC, 22-Jan-18

Life Link III launches OneLink mobile app

Life Link III launches OneLink mobile app

Life Link III announced today the launch of OneLink™, a mobile app that allows hospitals and first responders to request air medical transport with the click of a button. Life Link III’s OneLink™ connects a mobile device, tablet or desktop directly to the Life Link III Communication Center to request an aircraft when critical care… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 19-Jan-18

Great North Air Ambulance plans to upgrade Cumbrian airbase

Great North Air Ambulance plans to upgrade Cumbrian airbase

The Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) has submitted plans for an upgrade to its Cumbrian airbase. The charity is hoping to extend its base at Langwathby, near Penrith, to include space for research and training as well as providing essential facilities for its operational aircrew. Plans have been submitted to Eden District Council for… Read more »

Source: Great North Air Ambulance Service, 19-Jan-18

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Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to go 24×7

Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance to go 24×7

2017 was a fantastic year for our Charity – we not only took delivery of our new, state-of-the-art AgustaWestland 169 helicopter, but we also began to carry blood on board for the first time. These advancements have proven to be of great benefit to the pre-hospital critical care that our clinical crew already provides every… Read more »

Source: Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, 19-Jan-18

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Falcon looks at expansion by exhibiting at first Kuwait Aviation Show

Falcon looks at expansion by exhibiting at first Kuwait Aviation Show

Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation companies specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, is participating at the inaugural Kuwait Aviation Show this week (17th to 20th January)  Stand B24.  It will  showcase an Embraer Legacy 600 and Leonardo AW169 helicopter in executive layout in the static display. Falcon Aviation is… Read more »

Source: Falcon Aviation Services, 18-Jan-18

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Sundance Helicopters launches new Romantic flight packages

Sundance Helicopters launches new Romantic flight packages

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the highest-rated experiential tour company in Las Vegas and 2017 gold winner of Las Vegas Review-Journal’s “Best of Las Vegas” Reader’s Poll for “Best Helicopter Tours”, has taken their romantic tours to new heights with the announcement of the “Ultimate Date Night” helicopter tour for Valentine’s Day. Couples who book this romantic package… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 18-Jan-18

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Falcon Aviation Services wins Kuwait offshore contract

Falcon Aviation Services wins Kuwait offshore contract

Falcon Aviation and Leonardo Helicopters partner for new helicopter offshore and onshore contract for Kuwait Oil Company Falcon Aviation, one of the UAE’s leading aviation company specialising in business aviation services, charter and aircraft management, confirmed today (17th January 2018) at the Kuwait Aviation Show that three new Leonardo AW169 helicopters (signed for at the… Read more »

Source: Falcon Aviation Services, 17-Jan-18

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Kong awarded patent for suspended load stabilisation system

Kong awarded patent for suspended load stabilisation system

The present invention relates to an automatic system suitable for reducing the speed of rotation of one or more suspended loads, preferably where said rotation is originated by the flow tube located downstream preferably of the blades of the helicopter whereto said loads are attached, or by any other cause, and whose mechanical operation is based on the… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 17-Jan-18

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Airbus awarded patent for method of determining Helicopter ground speed

Airbus awarded patent for method of determining Helicopter ground speed

A method of determining the longitudinal air speed V.sub.airX and the longitudinal ground speed V.sub.solX of a rotary wing aircraft depending on the exposure of the aircraft to the wind, the aircraft flying at a speed of advance Va. The method making it possible to determine characteristic speed curves for the aircraft depending on the… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 17-Jan-18

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HAL and Safran to set up engine facility in Goa

HAL and Safran to set up engine facility in Goa

HAL and Safran Helicopter Engines are going into a joint venture to create an engine maintenance and repair facility in Goa. The facility will take up to 18 months to set up, but will employ 100 employees once it is completed, reports Times of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Jan-18

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First AW169 operational in Nordics goes live with Babcock

First AW169 operational in Nordics goes live with Babcock

Babcock Scandinavian AirAmbulance (BSAA) is pleased to announce that it has launched the very first state-of-the-art AW169 helicopter in active Emergency Medical Service (EMS) duty in the Nordics. The helicopter is operated on behalf of Region Jämtland Härjedalen and it replaces the AS365N2 “Dauphin” that the company has operated in the region since 2006. Shortly… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 17-Jan-18

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Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

Coroner cites need for better Police Helicopter in Western Australia

WA Police are currently discussing the possibility of purchasing a new police helicopter. This comes after the State Coroner, Ros Fogliani, recommended the police get a new helicopter after overseeing the six people for died during five police pursuit crashes. The Police currently have two aging helicopters, a BK117 Kawasaki Bolkow and a Eurocopter AS365… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

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New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

New AW109 and AW139 service centre at Milan Linate Airport

Leonardo, together with SEA Prime, has planned to open a new AW109 and AW139 maintenance facility at Linate Airport, Italy. This is part of Leonardo’s plan to provide support services around the world, reports Business Airport International.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

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UK – Salford Royal Hospital to add helipad

UK – Salford Royal Hospital to add helipad

Salford Royal Hospital are developing plans for a new £48 million trauma centre with helipad to be built. Once the plans are completed, they will need approval from NHS England before they are able to begin with construction. The new centre will include a helipad, a resuscitation area, critical care beds, diagnostic imaging and five… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

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Haines Assembly backtracks on new heliski area

Haines Assembly backtracks on new heliski area

The Haines Assembly has decided against their initial decision on opening a new heliskiing area in the Takhinsha Mountains. This came after The Department of Fish and Game made a point that opening the heliskiing area would disrupt the habitats of mountain goats and bears. A location that is both safe to animals and skiers… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Jan-18

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Maverick Helicopters Expands Hawaiian Operations to Kauai

Maverick Helicopters Expands Hawaiian Operations to Kauai

Maverick Helicopters, an award-winning division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breathtaking flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport,… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 16-Jan-18

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance Wins National Award

Yorkshire Air Ambulance Wins National Award

The rapid response emergency service won the 2017 Air Ambulance Service Award at a glittering event at the Grange Hotel, London. The Health Business Awards recognise and celebrate the significant contributions made each year by organisations and individuals that work inside and alongside the NHS. They were presented by broadcaster, journalist and physician Dr Phil… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 16-Jan-18

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Panama receives two more AW139s

Panama receives two more AW139s

Three aircraft today received the National Aeronaval Service (Senan), which will serve to strengthen the country’s maritime and coastal security against drug trafficking, crime, organized crime and for search, rescue and aeromedical evacuation missions. The keys to the aircraft, two Agusta Westland helicopters and a Twin Otter aircraft were delivered by the President of the… Read more »

Source: Panama, 16-Jan-18

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Bristow Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Third Quarter Earnings

Bristow Announces Fiscal Year 2018 Third Quarter Earnings

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), the leading provider of global industrial aviation services, announced today it will release financial results for its fiscal 2018 third quarter ended December 31, 2017, after the market closes on Thursday, February 8, 2018.  In conjunction with the release, Bristow has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 16-Jan-18

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Cornwall Air Ambulance flies 670 missions with two MD902s in 2017

Cornwall Air Ambulance flies 670 missions with two MD902s in 2017

The crew of Cornwall Air Ambulance embarked upon 869 missions during 2017, providing lifesaving medical care throughout Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The charity’s annual mission total is the highest in more than five years, thanks in part to an extension in operating hours which now sees the crew responding to emergencies until 2am,… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 16-Jan-18

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DEQ fines Columbia Helicopters

DEQ fines Columbia Helicopters

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined Columbia Helicopters $27,600 for hazardous waste violations at its Arndt Road facility in Aurora. The violations included failing to make hazardous waste determinations and failing to properly manage hazardous waste. During inspections on Jan. 18 and Jan. 23, 2017, a DEQ inspector saw a number of containers… Read more »

Source: Oregon Government, 16-Jan-18

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ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Award

ForeFlight Co-Founders Honored with Living Legends Award

ForeFlight co-founders Tyson Weihs and Jason Miller will be presented with the Aviation Entrepreneur of the Year Award during the 15th Annual Living Legends of Aviation award ceremony, an event that honors individuals who have made significant contributions to aviation. The ceremony, hosted by John Travolta and Harrison Ford, will be held January 19, 2018… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 16-Jan-18

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Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Airbus appoints new Chairman and CEO in China

Eric Chen, previously President of Airbus Commercial Aircraft China, succeeds Laurence Barron as Chairman of Airbus China. Simultaneously, George Xu has been appointed CEO of Airbus China. In his role as country head of Airbus China, Xu is responsible for all Airbus commercial aircraft activities and for leading the company’s helicopter, defence and space businesses… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Jan-18

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Good progress on heliport at Kempegowda Airport

Good progress on heliport at Kempegowda Airport

The heliport at Kempegowda Internatial Airport has been completed in only a few months, pushing plans for the construction of the corresponding heliport at Electronics City forward. Construction should begin this week, reports New Indian Express, as the levelling of the location has already begun. Once the heliport is completed, the much awaited heli-taxi service… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-18

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APL wins two-year EMS contract for Langkawi Hospital

APL wins two-year EMS contract for Langkawi Hospital

The Langkawi Hospital launched their new air ambulance service today. Together with Aerial Power Lines (APL) they will provide EMS service to the four million tourists that visit the island annually, as well as the 120,000 Langkawi residents. The contract is for two years, using their Airbus H135 9M-DRA helicopter, reports SG News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Jan-18

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PHi to supply six S-76C++ to Helijet

PHi to supply six S-76C++ to Helijet

Helijet International Inc. (“Helijet”) based in Richmond, B.C. Canada has entered into a Letter of Intent for the procurement and supply of up to six (6) newer model Sikorsky S-76C++ helicopters with PHI, Inc. (“PHI”) based in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. The companies have signed definitive agreements for the delivery and acceptance of the first three… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 15-Jan-18

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IHST Partner Releases New Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

IHST Partner Releases New Helicopter Flight Instructor Guide

The European partner of the International Helicopter Safety Team (www.IHST.org) has updated and released a comprehensive 168-page guide for helicopter flight instructors based on extensive feedback from the helicopter training community.  The goal of the guide, which was developed in coordination with the Australian Government Civil Aviation Safety Authority, is to provide a primary resource… Read more »

Source: IHST, 15-Jan-18

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Intel CEO Brian Krzanich first passenger of Volocopter

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich first passenger of Volocopter

During the Intel keynote at the Consumer Electronics Show at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, German Air Taxi company Volocopter today announced that it has taken Intel CEO Brian Krzanich as the very first passenger of a Volocopter. “That was fantastic. That was the best flight I have ever had. Everybody will fly one… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 15-Jan-18

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ADAC HEMS Academy receives EASA / LBA approval

ADAC HEMS Academy receives EASA / LBA approval

With the H145 Level D FFS at the ADAC HEMS Academy, a mission experienced flight training source is getting available for international H145 operators. The new H145 Level D simulator, developed and produced in close cooperation by Reiser Simulation & Training GmbH in Germany completes the portfolio of EC135 and EC45 FFS at the Academy… Read more »

Source: ADAC HEMS Academy, 15-Jan-18

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72% of Rockwell Collins shareholders support UTC acquisition

72% of Rockwell Collins shareholders support UTC acquisition

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE: COL) (“Rockwell Collins”) announced that today its shareowners overwhelmingly approved the proposed acquisition of Rockwell Collins by United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) (“UTC”). More than 96 percent of all votes cast, representing more than 72 percent of all shares of common stock outstanding on the record date for the special meeting, were… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 15-Jan-18

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Wiking commences UK windfarm operations with H145

Wiking commences UK windfarm operations with H145

Turkish-owned German-based operator Wiking Helikopter Service has started its wind farm support contract in the UK.  Airbus H145 D-HOAE has been ferried from Emden in Germany across the North Sea to Norwich on 7th January.  Later the same day it positioned to its new base at Great Oakley Airfield, near Harwich. Wiking Helikopter Service will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Jan-18

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Winnipeg Police loan helicopter for film shoot

Winnipeg Police loan helicopter for film shoot

The Winnipeg Police Service is receiving backlash from local helicopter charter companies and the mayor after they leant their police helicopter to Hollywood movie shoot. Many are disgruntled at the fact that the taxpayer-funded helicopter was used, reports CTV News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

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Aero Med Lost during EMS

Aero Med Lost during EMS

Aero Med got lost last Thursday, arriving 22 miles northwest of the incident scene. 20-year old Joel Kinsey died on scene, while the two other passengers were transported to the nearest hospital. Oakfield Township Fire Chief Sam Peterson explained that the error in their landing must have been due to an error in their software… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

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Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

Lakewood Police Approved for Drone Usage

The Lakewood Police Department have been given approval to have a drone accompany their first response helicopter by the FAA. The drone can be used for SAR, deployment, traffic collisions, crime scene investigation and search warrants, reports City of Lakewood.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

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MedEvac Completes Developing HEMS Capacity Study

MedEvac Completes Developing HEMS Capacity Study

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce the completion of theDeveloping HEMS Capacity study.  Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) are a vital link to the healthcare systems of many countries around the world, however, these critical services do not exist, even in many of the world’s most economically developed nations and regions.  The MedEvac Foundation,… Read more »

Source: MedEvac, 10-Jan-18

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Safran Helicopter Engines appoints new Support VP

Safran Helicopter Engines appoints new Support VP

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Olivier Le Merrer as Executive Vice-President, Support and & Services. Olivier succeeds Franck Saudo who has been appointed CEO of Safran Transmissions Systems.   Olivier Le Merrer (57) joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1982, fulfilling various roles in Engineering, Program Management, Manufacturing Operations, and Business Unit Management.   In 2009… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 10-Jan-18

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15th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards

15th Annual Living Legends of Aviation Awards

John Travolta, the “Official Ambassador of Aviation,” will host the 15th annual “Living Legends of Aviation Awards” Friday Jan. 19, 2018 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California. The event honors those who have made significant contributions to aviation. Legendary actor Harrison Ford will present the “Aviation Legacy Award,” and this year’s ceremony is dedicated… Read more »

Source: Living Legends of Aviation, 10-Jan-18

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Bell Makes Debut Exhibit at CES

Bell Makes Debut Exhibit at CES

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and major global helicopter manufacturer, revealed today at CES 2018 its air taxi cabin design and fully integrated user experience. The four-passenger cabin demonstrates Bell’s view of an on-demand mobility aircraft that focuses on a people-first engineered user experience tailored with an urban air taxi ride. “Bell… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 10-Jan-18

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ALT wins German military contract with five EC135s

ALT wins German military contract with five EC135s

ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (ALT) based in the German city of Bonn have won a contract to supply EC135 helicopters to train German military pilots.  The contract was awarded to ALT on 19th December after a competitive tender, and targets a total of 6,500 flying hours over a three year period.  This tender included not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jan-18

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ARMA Aviation delivers one millionth part

ARMA Aviation delivers one millionth part

After more than nine years of support to operations in Afghanistan, ARMA Aviation (ARMA) completed delivery of the one millionth Mi-series aircraft spare part for the Afghanistan Special Mission Wing (SMW) and the Afghanistan Air Force (AAF). ARMA Aviation is a sub-contractor under the Future Flexible Acquisition and Sustainment Tool (F2AST) Contractor Logistic Support (CLS)… Read more »

Source: ARMA Aviation, 09-Jan-18

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Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Places H145 with CAF in Brazil

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has completed a lease transaction for one H145 helicopter to CAF Táxi Aéreo (“CAF”) in Brazil to be used in private charter transportation within São Paulo.  This transaction marks Waypoint’s 15th H145 delivery, and the first lease Waypoint has… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Jan-18

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FAA permits test flights of Surefly electric hybrid helicopter

FAA permits test flights of Surefly electric hybrid helicopter

Workhorse Group Inc. (NASDAQ: WKHS), an American technology company focused on providing sustainable and cost-effective electric mobility solutions to the commercial transportation sector, today announced it has received an Experimental Airworthiness Certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that will allow the company to conduct test flights of its SureFly™ electric hybrid helicopter. The first test flight… Read more »

Source: Workhorse Group, 09-Jan-18

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LA County to approve new Firehawk maintenance contract

LA County to approve new Firehawk maintenance contract

Los Angeles County and Helicopter Support Inc. have agreed on a $4.2 million contract for the maintenance and repair of the county’s firefighting Sikorsky Firehawk helicopters. The contract will ensure that the county has readily available emergency response, reports Signals CV.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-18

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FAA approves AMS ambulance interior for AW119 and AW109

FAA approves AMS ambulance interior for AW119 and AW109

AMS Heli Design, LLC is proud to announce receipt of a FAA Supplementary Type Certificate (STC) for a new lightweight,quickly removable emergency medical services Advanced Life Support System (ALSS) interior for Leonardo AW119 andAW109 helicopters. Andrea Girolin, Chief Executive Officer for AMS Heli Design said, the ALSS interior has been developed with doctors’,nurses’, and paramedics’… Read more »

Source: AMS Heli Design, 09-Jan-18

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Netherlands police order another AW139

Netherlands police order another AW139

The Netherlands Police force have announced that they have ordered an AW139 helicopter by issuing a document through the EU TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) system. The announcement was made on 4th January, and refers to a contract signed with manufacturer Leonardo on 15th December. Document reference number is 2018/S 004-004742. This will be the third… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jan-18

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ARGUS International Launches Flight Department Best Practices Assessment

ARGUS International Launches Flight Department Best Practices Assessment

ARGUS International, Inc. (ARGUS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Flight Department Best Practices Assessment for business aviation flight departments who wish to operate at a higher standard of safety. “ARGUS is proud to add the Flight Department Best Practices Assessment to our list of products and services to fill the gap for flight departments… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 09-Jan-18

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VNH South wins safety award

VNH South wins safety award

On 4th January 2018, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) honorably received Safety Excellent Award given by Korea National Oil Ltd. Company (KNOC) for Recognition of 10 Years Lost Time Injury Free. The award is granted to VNH South for exceptional performance for 10 continuous years of safe operations. From 2007 to now, VNH South… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 09-Jan-18

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Gwinnett County Police Department purchase MD530F

Gwinnett County Police Department purchase MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the purchase of a new MD 530F helicopter by the Gwinnett County Police Department Aviation Unit. Approved by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners in December, the new MD 530F will replace one of the Department’s two helicopters that was involved in an accident earlier this year. The Gwinnett County Aviation… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 08-Jan-18

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Bristow hires decontamination team for SAR helicopters and bases

Bristow hires decontamination team for SAR helicopters and bases

The UK’s Search and Rescue Service operated by Bristow Group has commissioned an emergency cleaning specialist to provide de-contamination services for its helicopters and bases. CleanSafe Services teams are now available 24 hours a day to respond to any urgent cleaning task the search and rescue service needs their help with. Bristow operates a fleet… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 08-Jan-18

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Honeywell expands datalink Services

Honeywell expands datalink Services

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) launched a new Future Air Navigation System testing capability as part of its GoDirect™ Datalink services. The new built-in tool will give operators using GoDirect Datalink the ability to test the system on their aircraft after installation, thus verifying that the system is installed and correctly working. This helps operators and pilots… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 08-Jan-18

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NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

A police officer, working at the National Police Air Service is to be awarded a MBE for his services to policing. Sergeant Scott Gallagher has worked in Police Air Support for over ten years and for the National Police Air Service since its formation in 2012. Joining North Wales Police in 1994, Scott managed the… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 08-Jan-18

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Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

Russia and Ukraine compete for selling helicopter to Nepal Army

Nepal Army (NA) has already started the groundwork for procuring two more Russian made Mi-17 V5 helicopter however, the Ukraine based company has been lobbying NA via political and business agents. At present, NA and the Government of Nepal have been discussing about the procurement of appropriate helicopter after the Ukrainian company approached with MI-8… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 08-Jan-18

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Erickson makes three senior appointments

Erickson makes three senior appointments

Erickson Incorporated, a leading aerospace manufacturer and aerial services company, continues to build its leadership team under CEO and Director Douglas Kitani. Effective immediately, Kevin Cochie will serve as Vice President and General Manager of Defense and National Security where he will lead and manage sales, operations and growth for the business as well as… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Jan-18

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Royal Columbian Hospital Opens Upgraded Helipad

Royal Columbian Hospital Opens Upgraded Helipad

Royal Columbian Hospital how has a new helipad. The helipad was part of a $1.35 billion redevelopment program. A new helipad was an essential upgrade, as RCH is the only hospital in the province with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care units, reports BC Local News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-18

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Heliports of Russia to add two H130s

Heliports of Russia to add two H130s

The operational arm of Heliports of Russia has ordered two H130 helicopters from Airbus for 2018 delivery.  The company’s short press release states that the aircraft will help “expand the list of services provided and increase the market share” of the company Jeremy Parkin – HeliHub.com

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Jan-18

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Airbus H145 enters the Japanese market

Airbus H145 enters the Japanese market

Airbus Helicopters Japan (AHJ) has successfully handed over the first H145//BK117D-2 to Hiratagakuen, at a delivery ceremony held in AHJ Kobe facility today. The aircraft will enter into service for the emergency medical service (EMS) operations in Nagasaki prefecture in June 2018. This new delivery reinforces the partnership between Hiratagakuen and AHJ. Hiratagakuen signed the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jan-18

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Airbus delivers H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Airbus delivers H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited

Airbus has delivered an H125 to TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The aircraft will be based out of Toronto, ON and will be the second H125 to join TransCanada PipeLines’ fleet. With one of North Americas largest infrastructure portfolios, TransCanada has built and maintains a 91,500 km network of natural gas pipelines, which supplies more than 25… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Jan-18

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NBAA Launching New Business Aviation Mentoring Program

NBAA Launching New Business Aviation Mentoring Program

NBAA is implementing the first phase of a mentoring program this month, matching experienced industry veterans with individuals wanting to explore opportunities in business aviation. The “beta” version of the program matches 20 sets of people who were paired based on the specific interests and goals of both the mentees and the mentors, but Brian… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 05-Jan-18

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Greenwich AeroGroup announced changing the name of TruAtlantic Manufacturing

Greenwich AeroGroup announced changing the name of TruAtlantic Manufacturing

Greenwich AeroGroup announced today that it is changing the name of its subsidiary TruAtlantic Manufacturing in Kernersville, N.C. to Summit Aviation. The name change leverages the strength of Summit’s manufacturing product lines. The change is effective immediately. “It made sense to bring TruAtlantic into the weave with Summit’s other manufacturing capabilities,” said Chief Operating Officer… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 05-Jan-18

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Optima Aero and UI helicopter CO enter into agreement

Optima Aero and UI helicopter CO enter into agreement

Optima Aero inc and UI helicopter CO Ltd have entered into a long term agreement in which Optima Aero will lease PT6T-3B engines to UI Helicopters CO Ltd in the context of a long term contract with South Korean Forestry Services to support Bell 412. This new long term engine leasing service by Optima Aero,… Read more »

Source: Optima Aero, 05-Jan-18

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NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

NPAS officer receives MBE in New Year’s Honours

A police officer, working at the National Police Air Service is to be awarded a MBE for his services to policing. Sergeant Scott Gallagher has worked in Police Air Support for over ten years and for the National Police Air Service since its formation in 2012. Joining North Wales Police in 1994, Scott managed the… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 05-Jan-18

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Don Wall and PHI, Inc complete acquisition of HNZ Group

Don Wall and PHI, Inc complete acquisition of HNZ Group

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (“HNZ” or the “Corporation”) and PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced today that they have completed the previously announced statutory plan of arrangement under Section 192 of the Canada Business Corporations Act (the “Arrangement”) involving the acquisition by Don Wall, the Corporation’s President… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 05-Jan-18

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USHST safety experts to offer 13 workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

USHST safety experts to offer 13 workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 participants in Las Vegas at 13 different workshops in a wide variety of topics. The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a decrease… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Jan-18

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NBAA addresses Business Aviation Personnel Shortage

NBAA addresses Business Aviation Personnel Shortage

Business aviation is finding it increasingly difficult to attract and retain talent, in part because the airlines are offering what is perceived to be a better deal, and in part because of an overall decline in the number of people choosing aviation careers. Why do some business aircraft pilots believe that the airlines are a… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 05-Jan-18

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UTair orders four Airbus H125 helicopters

UTair orders four Airbus H125 helicopters

UTair Helicopters has recently ordered four H125 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters, states a local press source quoting commercial director Oleg Semenov.  The first will be delivered in April/May 2018 with all four arriving by mid-summer.  They will replace four Robinson R44s which are no longer being used operationally, but are leased out by UTair to other… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jan-18

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Police Aviation News – January 2018 Edition

The January 2018 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Jan-18

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Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot dies in fixed wing accident

Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot dies in fixed wing accident

Dean Voelkerling, Northland Rescue Helicopter pilot and operations manager at Northland Emergency Services Trust, as well as a yet unknown passenger were killed in a light plane accident. Farm workers in Northland reported seeing debris fall from the plane before it crashed, reports New Zealand Herald.

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

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Irish SAR S92s saved 175 lives in 2017

Irish SAR S92s saved 175 lives in 2017

Coast Guard Helicopters, provided by CHC Ireland, are proud to review the year of 2017. They conducted 750 missions, assisted 316 and were able to save 175 people, reports Flying in Ireland.

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

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Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus appeals Travis County AW169 choice

Airbus has challenged Travis County’s decision to go with three of AgustaWestland’s AW169 helicopters to replace their EMS fleet. Airbus argues that the winning bid for the $34 million contract was a poor decision as it was more expensive than their offer. They also argue that the filtration systems for the engines and the cabin… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

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Montana – ALERT program raising money for new helicopter

Montana – ALERT program raising money for new helicopter

The A.L.E.R.T air ambulance program for Kalispell Regional Medical Center has upgraded their helicopter with the newest B407 model. Their old helicopter will now be used as a back up and for pilot training after 17 years in service and a total of 6,500 flight hours. The new B407 came to a total of $4… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Jan-18

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