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Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is moving its helicopter stationed at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, to the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, WA, effective November 23rd. The move has been under consideration for several years as Life Flight Network… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Nov-16

Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has produced a batch of Mi-171 helicopters for China General Aviation Service Co Ltd, based on a contract signed in 2015. The two helicopters have already completed the full testing cycle at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and are being prepared for shipment to China. “China is the largest operator… Read more »

Source: russian-helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

As a Leonardo Helicopters Authorised Service Centre, Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce that the AW169 has been added to its Part 145 maintenance approval for both line and base maintenance. Sloane is looking forward to supporting its first AW169 VIP helicopter in early December, utilising the extensive expertise of its engineering capability and investing… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 27-Nov-16

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Nov-16

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

Caverton Helicopters has recently retrenched 150 of its workers. The decision came without warning, with letters being delivered to the affected workers lastThursday. Most of the employees had been working for the company for over 10 years, reports Sahara Reporters. The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has taken up the matter, claiming that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

The heliport at Santo Domingo will soon be remodelled, claims Airport Dept. Director Marino Collante. As reported by Dominican Today, the construction that will take place will add three helipads, helicopter parking, a terminal building and ancillary facilities.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil has received £700,000 by the Welsh Government for a new helipad. The old helipad was unsuitable for night flights, reports ITV. The new development will allow for 24 hour care for all patients. The new helipad is hoped to be completed by March 2017.

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

The residents of University Village and Tri-Taylor recently met up with Alderman Jason Ervin to ensure that their grievances over the noise pollution coming from Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport was built a year ago and currently provides a base for tourism operations, aerial photography, holds executive charters and private helicopters. As reported by Aviation Today, it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

A helipad has been proposed for opposite the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) in Goderich. Currently, the procedure of driving an ambulance to a patient, transporting them to the airport and then being transferred onto an Ornge helicopter and flown to the hospital can take up to 30 minutes, if all goes smoothly. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Petition started to close New York heliport

Petition started to close New York heliport

A group of citizens have started a petition to close the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the grounds that it is a risk to public safety and health, as well as being a noise complaint to local residential areas. The claims of the ‘Stop the Chop’ petition will be evaluated by the Mayor’s office, reports NY… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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WAA has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase

WAA has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase. The £1 million is from the LIBOR fund and was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, during the Autumn Statement in the House of Commons today (23 November 2016). The LIBOR fund is monies from fines… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 24-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to showcase Мi-171А2 at IDEAS

Russian Helicopters to showcase Мi-171А2 at IDEAS

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Rosoboronexport will feature a medium multirole civilian Mi-171A2 helicopter at IDEAS-2016 exhibition, which is taking place November 22-25 in Karachi (Pakistan). Visitors will be able to view a VIP version of the Mi-171A2 on display at IDEAS-2016 while exhibitors are anticipating a tight business schedule.  Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 24-Nov-16

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Airbus delivers EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus delivers EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15 helicopters. Under the JP9000 Phase 7 HATS project, a new joint helicopter training program for Navy and Army aircrew will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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Offshore Helideck Friction testing enters a new era

Offshore Helideck Friction testing enters a new era

Since the recent issue of the UAE GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) advisory publication CAAP 71 (Civil Aviation Advisory Publication), offshore operators are required to friction test their helidecks using a tester with specific abilities. CAAP 71 specifies that the test method should involve a friction measuring device that: employs the braked wheel technique is… Read more »

Source: Oryx Aviation Consulting, 24-Nov-16

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DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

Over 250 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday evening at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016. Awards hosts, BBC News reporter and presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding handed out 11 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astonishing and… Read more »

Source: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, 23-Nov-16

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First Royal Navy AW101 Merlin Mk4 makes its maiden flight

First Royal Navy AW101 Merlin Mk4 makes its maiden flight

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the first AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk4 successfully completed its maiden flight on 24th October 2016 at its Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo is upgrading 25 Royal Navy Merlin Mk3/3A aircraft to Merlin Mk4/4A standard as part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract. The MLSP contract is valued at £330… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 23-Nov-16

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Ecocopter Takes Delivery of Frasca EC135 Simulator

Ecocopter Takes Delivery of Frasca EC135 Simulator

Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) announced today that Ecocopter, Santiago, Chile has taken delivery of their Frasca built EC-135 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) at their flight training facility located at the Eulogio Sanchez Airport in Santiago. This is the first of two Helicopter FTDs that Frasca will be providing to EcoCopter. The second device, an AS350B FTD… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 23-Nov-16

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Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) today celebrated the transfer of an S-76A™ helicopter maintenance trainer to the Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre. Valued at CAD 1.3 million (USD 945,000), the non-flying, twin-engine helicopter with associated equipment and documentation provides an important learning tool for students pursuing a career… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Nov-16

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Leonardo takes SW-4 UAV to Unmanned Warrior 2016

Leonardo takes SW-4 UAV to  Unmanned Warrior 2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica attended Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior 2016 from 9th to 21st October, the largest demonstration of maritime autonomous systems ever held. Leonardo demonstrated the capabilities of its advanced SW-4 ‘Solo’ Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as the SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Nov-16

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Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness have announced that the Maze Long Kesh site will be made available to host the new air ambulance service for Northern Ireland. The agreement of an air ambulance operational base, taking account of medical requirements and cost, will be a crucial step… Read more »

Source: Northern Ireland, 23-Nov-16

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Northern Ireland Air Ambulance joins AAA

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance joins AAA

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of air ambulance operations in the UK, is delighted to announce that Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust have both joined the Association as full members. This means that the AAA now represents 20 air ambulance… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, 23-Nov-16

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Haverfield to launch three new Regional Bases

Haverfield to launch three new Regional Bases

Privately owned Haverfield Aviation, Inc., announced today that it will be launching three new operational bases out of Denton, Texas; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Valdosta, Georgia. These three new bases will operate in conjunction with Haverfield’s existing corporate office based out of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The launch of these three new bases will now give Haverfield… Read more »

Source: Haverfield Aviation, 22-Nov-16

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HAI talks General Aviation

HAI talks General Aviation

Let’s talk about GA. In some magazines, that might lead to an article on the state of Georgia. But in aviation, GA stands for general aviation, and that’s what I want to focus on. First, let’s make sure we understand the topic. Just what is general aviation? The average person will tell you that general… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 22-Nov-16

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AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has achieved basic certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil with deliveries to soon begin. Of the more than 150 agreements signed for the AW169 to date, including firm orders, framework contracts, and options, over 20 of them are from operators in Brazil, with… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

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AW169 obtains maximum gross weight increase certification by EASA

AW169 obtains maximum gross weight increase certification by EASA

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has obtained certification by EASA for an increased maximum gross weight kit to 4,800 kg (10,582 lb) on October 31st. Operators will be able to benefit from up to 200 kg (441 lb) of extra payload compared to the standard 4,600 kg (10,141 lb) maximum gross weight… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

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AIA Announces Board Elections for 2017

AIA Announces Board Elections for 2017

The Aerospace Industries Association today elected Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg to serve as 2017 Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors. Muilenburg will succeed Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair. Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy will serve as 2017 Vice Chairman. David F…. Read more »

Source: Aerospace Industries Association, 22-Nov-16

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Nominations Open for HAI Board of Directors

Nominations Open for HAI Board of Directors

Helicopter Association International, the leading global resource for supporting, promoting, and advancing the safe and effective use of helicopters, is currently seeking nominations for candidates for the HAI Board of Directors. Board elections will take place at the HAI Membership Meeting and Breakfast, March 7, during HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. In accordance with Article… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 22-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed an agreement on control of certified repairs with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) at the 8th International Airshow on Kish Island, Iran. The document is another step for the Russian and Iranian sides on expansion of after-sales service of helicopters produced in Russia, which operate… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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Maverick and Silent Savasana launch Heliyoga in Las Vegas

Maverick and Silent Savasana launch Heliyoga in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters introduces HeliYoga – Limitless, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and yoga experience featuring a remote landing at Valley of Fire State Park and a private, 75-minute yoga session. The leading helicopter operator has partnered exclusively with award-winning local yoga company, Silent Savasana. “We are thrilled to offer this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter and yoga experience… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

The light-twin helicopter H135 received the type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is already available on the H175 and H145. Axel Humpert, Head of H135… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance. Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. Utilizing LDS’ laser-based explosive detection… Read more »

Source: LDS, 22-Nov-16

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FEC Heliports HEMS-Star® portable LED to be exhibited for the first time

FEC Heliports HEMS-Star® portable LED to be exhibited for the first time

FEC Heliports HEMS-Star® portable LED helipad lighting system to be exhibited for the first time at this year’s National Air Ambulance Conference 2016. FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd has years of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of portable lighting systems to customers worldwide and HEMS-Star® is the latest product designed for the emergency services…. Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 22-Nov-16

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Simhawk Launches Global Simulator Marketplace

Simhawk Launches Global Simulator Marketplace

Simhawk Inc. announced the launch of it online marketplace for buyers and sellers of flight simulator time and training services.  The marketplace, which brings the benefits of the on-demand economy to the world of simulator training, can be accessed online at simhawk.com and is focused on providing customers with a more efficient way to buy… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 22-Nov-16

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Win scholarship to study safety in Dallas at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

Win scholarship to study safety in Dallas at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

The Michelle North Scholarship for Safety is awarded to a pilot who has already attained a commercial rating and who demonstrates an outstanding aptitude for safe flying and aviation best practices. The scholarship was founded in memory of Michelle North, a longtime industry advocate of safety, to encourage a stronger focus on safety education and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Nov-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- SA342J Gazelle (YU-HET), during a maintenance check the helicopter inadvertently became airborne and landed heavily, Stapleford Aerodrome, 6 July 2015. Robinson R44 (G-BZGO), birdstrike resulted in broken windscreen, approx 8 miles north of Manchester Barton Airport,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 21-Nov-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Bell 206B (G-OAMI), uncommanded loss in altitude resulting in autorotation and heavy landing, 3 miles WNW of Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, 10 February 2016  

Source: AAIB, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – October 2016

Register Update – Japan – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – September 2016

Register Update – Japan – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – July 2016

Register Update – Japan – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – October 2016

Register Update – Norway – October 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – September 2016

Register Update – Norway – September 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – August 2016

Register Update – Norway – August 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – July 2016

Register Update – Norway – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Milestone Leases S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo

Milestone Leases S-92 to Omni Táxi Aéreo

“Omni was Milestone’s first lessee, and we are excited to mark our sixth anniversary with the lease of another S-92 to support their work with Petrobras,” said Milestone President Daniel Rosenthal. “Milestone prides itself on being a long-term partner with operators around the world, and we work hard to provide flexible solutions to assist our… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 18-Nov-16

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Garmin® receives FAA installation approval for ADS-B transponders

Garmin® receives FAA installation approval for ADS-B transponders

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted Supplemental Type Certification (STC) for the installation of the GTX 345 ADS-B In/Out and GTX 335 ADS-B Out transponders in an Approved Model List (AML) of Part 27 helicopters. The GTX 345/335 include Extended Squitter… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 18-Nov-16

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10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

10th EDA Helicopter Training Exercise Programme takes off in Belgium

Exercise BLACK BLADE is hosted by Belgium at Florennes airbase and takes place from the 14th of November to the 2nd of December. Over 400 personnel will take part in this exercise, with a total of 14 air assets from 4 Member States being deployed. This edition marks the 10th helicopter exercise under the umbrella… Read more »

Source: EDA, 18-Nov-16

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The 10th HeliRussia to be held in Moscow in May

The 10th HeliRussia to be held in Moscow in May

The following spring Moscow will host the anniversary 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. It is the largest helicopter-themed expo in Europe and North Asia. The event will take place from 25 to 27 May, 2017 at the conventional area of the “Crocus Expo” IEC. Anniversary HeliRussia 2017 promises to be the most prominent… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 18-Nov-16

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FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

FAA Evaluates Drone Detection Systems Around Denver

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that enter the protected airspace around airports can pose serious threats to safety. The FAA is coordinating with our government and industry partners to evaluate technologies that can be used safely to detect drones near airports.  This week, the the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are conducting drone-detection… Read more »

Source: FAA, 18-Nov-16

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NPA and PHS Complete Heliport Expansion

NPA and PHS Complete Heliport Expansion

The Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA) and Pacific Heliport Services Ltd. (PHS) are pleased to announce that an upgrade project to expand the existing heliport located on NPA’s Cruise Centre lands has received final certification and approval for flight operations effective November 6, 2016. As the licenced manager of the private Nanaimo Heliport facility, PHS currently… Read more »

Source: NPA, 18-Nov-16

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Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

Kaman Board of Directors Declares Dividend

The Kaman Corporation board of directors today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 18 cents per common share. The dividend will be paid on January 5, 2017 to shareholders of record on December 20, 2016.

Source: Kaman, 18-Nov-16

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Keystone appoints Central US Sales and Service Manager

Keystone appoints Central US Sales and Service Manager

M International’s Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (“KTS” – Coatesville, Pennsylvania) is pleased to announce David Campbell has joined as their Central U.S. Sales and Service Manager, replacing Tom Hall who’s set to retire 31 Dec 16. “As our Central U.S. Sales and Service Manager, David is filling the shoes of long-time industry veteran Tom Hall… Read more »

Source: Keystone Turbine Services, 18-Nov-16

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Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue gets new Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopter

Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue gets new Mil Mi-8 MTV helicopter

The Emergency Ministry’s Krasnoyarsk Air Rescue Center has gotten a new Mil-Mi-8 MTV helicopter made at the Kazan Helicopter Factory. The Mil Mi-8 MTV is a time-tested aircraft proven efficient in hundreds of rescue operations in different climatic conditions in the vast territory of Siberian Federal District, The new helicopter will replace the old one… Read more »

Source: EMERCOM of Russia, 18-Nov-16

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Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie of VIH wins BC Aviation Council Award

Ken Norie, President and CEO of Vancouver Island Helicopters (VIH) recently received a BC Aviation Council Award for his hard work at growing and managing VIH and the subsidiaries it owns. Ken was a junior commercial pilot by the age of 18, having spent his entire life surrounded by helicopters. Ken started buying shares in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

New Helipads for Northland Rescue Helicopter

Northland Rescue Helicopter has received, through community funding, all-weather landing pads for Whangarei Heads, Ruawai and Kerikeri. Other communities are following suit, reports NZ Herald, and are planning on building the same helipads. Northland Rescue Helicopter has already been called out 705 times, making this the busiest year so far.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Egypt – Smart Aviation Purchases New AS350

Egypt – Smart Aviation Purchases New AS350

Smart Aviation has entered into a contract for a Eurocopter AS350 B3. The new helicopter will be used for cleaning power transmission pylons for Egyptian electrical engineering firms. Rushdie Zakaria, CEO of Smart Aviation has said that the company has made a profit for the first half of this financial year of $2.2 million. This… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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New Helipad for Nilackal

New Helipad for Nilackal

The Travancore Devaswom Board has recently opened a helipad at Nilackal. The new helipad will be open as a pay-as-you-use facility, especially with tourist season coming up. Each take-off will cost Rs. 20, 000, reports The Hindu.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

Trouble for Wall Street Helipad

The Wall Street area helipad is under fire as a group of citizens is suing the city for not conducting the environmental reviews that were required. As reported by the NY Post, the helipad, largely used for tourists, creates a large amount of noise, violating common-law policies.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Nov-16

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Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin UAS and Optionally-Piloted Helicopters can work together

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) demonstrated for the first time how its suite of optionally-piloted helicopters and small unmanned aerial systems can work together to successfully locate and extinguish fires, pinpoint the location of a missing person, and bring that person to safety. “When lives are at risk, advanced human-machine teams can complete dangerous missions without… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Nov-16

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Wake Forest AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

Wake Forest AirCare Program Celebrates 30 Years

AirCare, the air ambulance program of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is celebrating 30 years of treating and transporting critically ill and injured patients. From its first flight in 1986 to transport a child injured in an accident in Patrick County, VA, the men and women of AirCare have responded to around 20,000 calls from… Read more »

Source: Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, 16-Nov-16

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Georgetown Hospital Announces Funding for Helipad

Georgetown Hospital Announces Funding for Helipad

St. David’s Georgetown Hospital announced today a $1.9-million capital investment for the construction of a helipad and 81 additional parking spaces. A new helipad will save time and resources in transporting critical patients to and from St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Additional parking spaces are necessary to meet the growth in volume of patients and employees…. Read more »

Source: St David's Georgetown Hospital, 16-Nov-16

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Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Nishi Nippon Airlines takes delivery of H125

Airbus Helicopters Japan has delivered a brand-new H125 to Nishi Nippon Airlines Co., Ltd. This Ecureuil family aircraft will be used for various services the company offers, including power line patrols, aerial photography, survey and cargo transportation. The company currently operates a total of five AS350Bs / AS350BAs, and one AS365N2. “We are pleased to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters Japan, 16-Nov-16

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Bristow Enters Into New $200 Million Seven-Year Equipment Financings

Bristow Enters Into New $200 Million Seven-Year Equipment Financings

 Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) and its subsidiaries announced today that it has entered into two seven-year GBP denominated secured equipment financings for an aggregate $200 million USD equivalent with Lombard, part of The Royal Bank of Scotland. The proceeds from the financings will be used to finance eight search and rescue (SAR) helicopters being utilized… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

HCare Infinite contract to ensure global fleet availability for Japan

Airbus Helicopters in Japan has signed a contract with Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF) benefiting from Airbus Helicopters’ new customer fleet availability service offer called HCare Infinite. The comprehensive agreement covers maintenance, parts supply, technical support as well as repair of 15 TH-135 training helicopters currently in operation at the JMSDF, and is effective from… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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Anti-Drone Market 2016: Production, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2021

Anti-Drone Market 2016: Production, Sales, Supply, Demand, Analysis & Forecast to 2021

Anti-Drone Market report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the key players. It also provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.  The Anti-Drone Market research report is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Anti-Drone Sales Industry. In depth analysis… Read more »

Source: Anti-Drone Market, 15-Nov-16

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Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Bell and Aerospace to work together in Canada on product availability

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has announced it will work with its affiliate, Bell Helicopter, in Calgary to expand its product availability in Canada. During the coming months, Able will build in-country availability on its full line of approved replacement parts (PMA) and dynamic components for exchange for the Bell 206… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 15-Nov-16

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Inverness SAR base marks 500 Missions in 18 Months

Inverness SAR base marks 500 Missions in 18 Months

The HM Coastguard air search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Inverness, operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited, has recently reached a milestone of 500 missions since the launch of the new civilian service on 1 April 2015. Operating from a new, purpose-built base at Inverness Airport, the crews have delivered a vital, lifesaving service to… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Royal Navy crew recognized with Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award

Bristow search and rescue (SAR) Pilot James Bullock and Winchman Paramedic Alan Speed, who are now based at Bristow’s SAR operations at Humberside and Inverness respectively, were recognized with the 2016 Prince Philip Helicopter Rescue Award. The award recognizes individuals and crews for acts of outstanding courage or devotion to duty in the course of… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 15-Nov-16

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Donaldson to display dry media IBF at HAC 2016

Donaldson to display dry media IBF at HAC 2016

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), will display its industry-leading dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) systems and an Inducer Vent Filter (IVF) at the 2016 Helicopter Association of Canada (HAC) Convention and Trade Show, November 11-13, in Edmonton, Canada. Donaldson offers 16 Transport Canada certified filtration systems for… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 15-Nov-16

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Heliskiing comes to the Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho

Heliskiing comes to the Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho

Selkirk Powder Company of Sandpoint, Idaho announces the expansion of its operations this winter in the rugged and untapped American Selkirk Range of Northern Idaho. Building on the success of their highly acclaimed snowcat skiing, the company will now add heli skiing Selkir Powder to its portfolio of guided skiing experiences. “We’re proud to take… Read more »

Source: Selkirk Power, 15-Nov-16

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Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in BRICS Nations: 2016 to 2024 – Summary

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in BRICS Nations: 2016 to 2024 – Summary

SummaryStrategic Defense Intelligence in its report “Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in BRICS Nations: 2016 to 2024” provides quantitative top-level view of projected spends on Helicopters. According to Strategic Defense Intelligence, a helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. A rotorcraft or rotary-wing aircraft is a… Read more »

Source: Report Buyer, 15-Nov-16

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HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight presented with 2016 ‘Innovation in Safety Award’

HNZ Topflight and Don Wall, President & CEO of HNZ Group named as the recipients of the 5th Annual ‘Innovation in Safety Award’ Airbus Helicopters Canada recognizes HNZ Topflight for their outstanding contribution to safety and innovation Don Wall recognized for his leadership and dedication to improving the safety of helicopter pilot training at HNZ… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Nov-16

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IMT unveils new company website

IMT unveils new company website

Integrated Microwave Technologies (“IMT”), a business unit of xG Technology, Inc. (“xG”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the law enforcement, broadcast, sports and entertainment markets, is pleased to announced the launch of its new company website. The new design for www.imt-solutions.com delivers a more streamlined experience that is… Read more »

Source: IMT, 15-Nov-16

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Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Cobham Contracted to Develop Aerial Refueling Kit for V-22

Known as V-22 Aerial Refueling System (VARS), the system will utilize Cobham’s existing FR300 Hose Drum Unit with some modifications.  The roll-on/roll-off kit will enable the Marines to use their land- and carrier-based MV-22B aircraft to refuel F-35B Lightning II and F/A-18 Hornet aircraft, thereby extending their operational range and loiter times. Design and production… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 15-Nov-16

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Transport Canada Approves HNZ AS350 FSTD

HNZ Group Partners, Montreal, Canada has received Transport Canada approval on their Frasca built AS350 Level 7 Flight Simulation Training Device (FSTD). The FSTD is convertible between three different configurations of the aircraft including the AS350B2 analog instrument panel, the AS350B2 VEMD instrument panel and the AS350B3e VEMD instrument panel. The Frasca device is the first Level 7 FSTD certified in… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 15-Nov-16

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