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Summit Aviation awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award

Summit Aviation awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that its Somerset, Ky. manufacturing facility has been awarded the Northrop Grumman Platinum Source Award for supplier excellence. The Platinum Source Award recognizes outstanding quality, commitment to meeting delivery schedules, focus on customer satisfaction and robust, lean processes. “Being recognized as a Northrop Grumman Platinum Supplier is… Read more »

Source: Greenwich AeroGroup, 05-Sep-17

Maverick & Pink Jeep Tours launches Grand Canyon Tour

Maverick & Pink Jeep Tours launches Grand Canyon Tour

Award-winning helicopter operator, Maverick Helicopters, has partnered with leading offroad adventure company, Pink Jeep Tours, to offer a one-of-a-kind Grand Canyon sightseeing and aerial experience. Above, Below & Beyond Tour features highly-trained adventure guides and breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon West Rim from 3,500 feet below the rim, at the rim itself and aboard… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 05-Sep-17

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Virginia Beach Police purchase a MD530F

Virginia Beach Police purchase a MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) is proud to announce the purchase of a new, custom-configured MD 530F by the Virginia Beach Police Department Aviation Unit. This will be the first MD Helicopters aircraft to join the Virginia Beach Police Department since the Helicopter Operations unit was established. “The MD 530F is an exceptional aircraft for law enforcement… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Sep-17

Police Aviation News – September 2017 Edition

The September 2017 edition of Police Aviation News can be found here    

Source: Police Aviation News, 04-Sep-17

Ipswich gets permission for Helipad

Ipswich gets permission for Helipad

Ipswich Borough Council has given planning permission to The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust to create a new lifesaving helipad beside its emergency department. The HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding the construction of hospital helipads, has agreed to fund the entire work, which will cost £250,000. It is likely that… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Sep-17

HNZ announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

HNZ announces renewal of normal course issuer bid

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today that the Toronto Stock Exchange (the “TSX”) has accepted the Corporation’s notice of intention to make a normal course issuer bid (the “Notice”) to purchase outstanding common shares and variable voting shares through the facilities of the TSX… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 04-Sep-17

Latest Business Aircraft Resale Market Update Report released by AMSTAT

Latest Business Aircraft Resale Market Update Report released by AMSTAT

According to AMSTAT, there have been further encouraging signs coming from the business aircraft resale market.  Overall, Business Jet Resale Retail Transactions were up 8.4% during the first half of 2017 versus the same period in 2016.  Of note were the Medium Jets, where transaction activity during this period was up 16.7% over 2016.  Heavy Jet transactions were… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 04-Sep-17

Helipad Plans Stalled for Fort St. John Hospital

Helipad Plans Stalled for Fort St. John Hospital

The Fort St. John Hospital Helipad Steering Committee has announced they are no longer going to build a helipad at Fort St. John Hospital. Their reports found that that they cannot afford the construction at the moment and that there is not a big enough demand or need for it medically. Moira Green, a representative… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Aug-17

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Kaweah Deltas 10,000th Helipad Landing Celebration

Kaweah Deltas 10,000th Helipad Landing Celebration

The Kaweah Delta Healthcare District will be celebrating their 1,000th helicopter landing this Friday. The hospital’s helipad was built in 2013, cutting transportation time down drastically. The community played a large role in getting the much needed helipad up and running. They received donations of up to $2.3 million from the community and a sponsorship by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Aug-17

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Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Aviakon modernizes helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine

UKROBORONPROM SE Konotop Aircraft Repair Plant “Aviakon” – together with scientific institutions of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine – diversifies components of Russian production, modernizing Mi helicopters for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. For the purpose of import substitution program implementation – particulary in providing units for Mi-24 EMS, specialists of the enterprise developed… Read more »

Source: Ukroboronprom, 31-Aug-17

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Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company partners with Ramco Systems

Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company partners with Ramco Systems

Ramco Systems, the global aviation software provider on Cloud and Mobile, today announced that it has signed a prestigious 5-year agreement with Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company (SRSC) to offer software support for Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) operations for civilian and military helicopters in Saudi Arabia. In addition to Aviation maintenance modules, SRSC will also… Read more »

Source: Saudi Rotorcraft Support Company, 31-Aug-17

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Life Flight Network signs agreements with Allegiance And Cigna For Montana

Life Flight Network signs agreements with Allegiance And Cigna For Montana

Life Flight Network announced today it has entered into an agreement with Allegiance and Cigna to become an in-network air ambulance provider in Montana. The announcement is a major milestone just days before Life Flight Network opens a new helicopter base at the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport. Life Flight Network is now in-network with all… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 31-Aug-17

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Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

Sundance Helicopters partners with Pahrump Valley Winery

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with the award-winning Pahrump Valley Winery, the leader in Nevada-grown grapes and wines and the state’s largest winery, for the “Heli & Wine Experience” tours. This exclusive and unique experience is geared towards those looking for an awe-inspiring helicopter… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 31-Aug-17

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Rosoboronexport to deliver Mi-171SHs to Burkina Faso

Rosoboronexport to deliver Mi-171SHs to Burkina Faso

At the International Military-Technical Forum “Army-2017”, Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) signed a contract for the delivery of Mi-171SH helicopters to Burkina Faso. “Rosoboronexport signed two contracts for the delivery of Mi-171SH military transport helicopters and air weapons to Burkina Faso. Our partners will receive 2 rotary-wing aircraft. The contracts will be executed… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 31-Aug-17

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Meeting for Potential Basildon Hospital Helipad

Meeting for Potential Basildon Hospital Helipad

This past Monday, Councillors got together in Essex to discuss the potential plans of a new helipad at Basildon Hospital. The need for a new helipad is due to the fact that the current informal one is based at South Essex College, which is relocating this October to Basildon Town Centre, reports ITV.

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Aug-17

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CHC signs HCare contract with Airbus for H175

CHC signs HCare contract with Airbus for H175

CHC Helicopter has signed an HCare services contract to cover the operator’s H175 helicopter, based in Aberdeen, Scotland. Under this nose to tail contract, Airbus Helicopters is entrusted with providing all spare parts and repairable items for CHC’s H175. “As we introduce these new aircraft to our fleet, we needed to make sure we were… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Aug-17

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Unmanned Safety Institute Launched a Career Pathways Initiative

Unmanned Safety Institute Launched a Career Pathways Initiative

The Unmanned Safety Institute, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, Inc. and the leading provider of educational curriculum and industry certifications to individuals interested in pursuing a career as a professional remote pilot, announced today the launch of the Career Pathways Initiative, an innovative new program that will provide direct job placement opportunities to individuals who hold a valid… Read more »

Source: Unmanned Safety Institute, 30-Aug-17

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Airbus extends agreement with IAR in Romania

Airbus extends agreement with IAR in Romania

Airbus Helicopters and IAR, Romania’s leading aerospace company, have decided to extend their exclusive cooperation on the H215M multirole helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. Initially signed for 5 years, the agreement… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 30-Aug-17

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EASA approves Outerlink Flight Data Monitoring system for S92

EASA approves Outerlink Flight Data Monitoring system for S92

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has certified Outerlink’s IRIS system for installation on the S-92 aircraft. IRIS includes a full-duplex communications service combined with the rotorcraft industry’s first satellite-transmitted, real-time Flight Data Monitoring system that provides the total solution to safety and management oversight. The FAA certified the IRIS system for the S-92 in… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 30-Aug-17

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Babcock completes partnership with Hampshire IOW and Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Babcock completes partnership with Hampshire IOW and Thames Valley Air Ambulance

Babcock MCS Onshore Ltd have successfully completed an innovative partnership project with Hampshire and Isle of Wight and the Thames Valley Air Ambulance to enable airborne connectivity. The first within the Babcock HEMS Fleet. Comprehensive EMI (Electro Magnetic Interference) testing has been completed in accordance with current EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) requirements to ensure… Read more »

Source: Babcock MCS Onshore, 25-Aug-17

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Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

Access Credit Union donates $250,000 to STARS

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment… Read more »

Source: STARS, 25-Aug-17

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Erickson PR machine details current fleet contracts

Erickson PR machine details current fleet contracts

Erickson Incorporated, a leading global aerial firefighting company for more than 30 years, owns the world’s largest S-64 Aircrane fleet, and the Aircrane Helitanker is recognized throughout the industry as one of the most effective and efficient firefighting aircraft in the world.  Northern Hemisphere fires are experiencing above average conditions, and what follows is an… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 25-Aug-17

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ALEA EXPO Becomes APSCON

ALEA EXPO Becomes APSCON

As part of the rebranding and reorganization of the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) into the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) that was announced during their recently completed 47th annual conference & exposition in Reno, NV, ALEA also announced that the name of their premier annual training and networking event would be changing from ALEA… Read more »

Source: ALEA, 25-Aug-17

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Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air accept new Airbus H125

Altitude Air the newly introduced heli operator company has successfully completed the acceptance of its new AS 350 B3e (H125) chopper on August 21, 2017 at Airbus Helicopters Southeast Asia and is planning to start its operation in Nepali aviation industry shortly. According to the officials from Altitude Air, the company has successfully completed the… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Aug-17

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Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

Air Dynasty to take delivery of H125 next month

The helicopter company Air Dynasty Heli service Pvt Ltd. apparently seems working in the final stage on the procurement of one new AS 350 B3e series rotor aircraft, a single-engine light helicopter manufactured by the by Airbus Helicopter. Mr. Bal Krishna Pandit, Spokesperson for Air Dynasty notified Aviation Nepal that an AS 350 B3e is… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 24-Aug-17

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Bell Helicopter Training Academy to feature at Aerotech event

Bell Helicopter Training Academy to feature at Aerotech event

The AeroTech Congress & Exhibition, held at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, TX, September 26–28, 2017, presents the addition of three new technical tours that will provide attendess the opportunity to explore new innovations and insight into the future of the aerospace industry, along with the launch of a new show floor… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 24-Aug-17

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Truth Data and Baldwin Aviation form Strategic Partnership

Truth Data and Baldwin Aviation form Strategic Partnership

Truth Data and Baldwin Aviation announce strategic partnership to provide Flight Operation and Quality Assurance (FOQA), Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) and Safety Management Systems (SMS) services to their fixed-wing and helicopter customers. “Baldwin is the leader in the SMS and safety world, and we are pleased to support their customers by providing them FOQA /… Read more »

Source: Bladwin Aviation, 24-Aug-17

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ALEA To Rebrand as APSA

ALEA To Rebrand as APSA

During ALEA EXPO 2017, their recently completed 47th annual conference & exposition, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) announced that they would be changing their name to the Airborne Public Safety Association (APSA) effective January 1, 2018. The new moniker is the culmination of several changes over the last seven years made to be more… Read more »

Source: ALEA, 24-Aug-17

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Airbus Defence and Space GmbH awarded patent for Auxiliary drive system for a helicopter

Airbus Defence and Space GmbH awarded patent for Auxiliary drive system for a helicopter

A drive system for a helicopter includes a main drive for driving a rotor the helicopter, a flywheel mass battery including at least one flywheel, a first transmission coupling the flywheel mass battery with the main drive such that, during operation of the main drive, output can be transferred from the main drive to the flywheel mass battery, and… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

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Airbus awarded patent for blade attachment joint

Airbus awarded patent for blade attachment joint

n airfoil blade (2) of a bearingless rotor of a helicopter. Said airfoil blade (2) has a pitch axis from a tip end to a root end and said root end is provided with junction means for a separable junction arrangement of said airfoil blade (2) with a flexbeam head (13), and a control cuff (4,… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

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Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

Yamaha awarded patent for two-part drive shaft on drones

An unmanned helicopter includes a drive source, a tail rotor, a shaft unit that transmits a drive force from the drive source to the tail rotor, and an elastic member. The shaft unit includes a drive shaft, a transmission which transmits a drive force from the drive source to the drive shaft, and a transmittal portion that… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

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Honeywell awarded patent for servo transparency warning system

Honeywell awarded patent for servo transparency warning system

Systems and methods of warning a pilot of a helicopter about a servo transparency condition include devices and steps for retrieving, from a design performance database, a plurality of design performance parameters of the helicopter, and receiving avionics data from an avionics data source, the avionics data representative of a plurality of actual performance parameters of the helicopter. The design… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 23-Aug-17

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Den Helder Airport adapts to enable more helicopter usage

Den Helder Airport adapts to enable more helicopter usage

Den Helder Airport will soon be revealing their new hub-and-spoke infrastructure. This will allow helicopters to have various take-off and landing sites or “helispots” along the Dutch coast. This new infrastructure will help with helicopter flights to the North Sea offshore wind farms and the affordability of them, reports Offshore Wind.

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Aug-17

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Sundance Helicopters partners with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Las Vegas Outdoor Adventures for “Sundance Heli & Outdoor Adventures,” tours geared towards adventure seekers that want a Sundance helicopter tour of the Grand Canyon with the option for a private scenic motorized tour around the Colorado River… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 23-Aug-17

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Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs

Caverton Helicopters buys eight Bell 407GXPs

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signature of a purchase agreement with Caverton Helicopters Limited, a subsidiary of Caverton Offshore Support Group Plc, for eight Bell 407GXPs. The Group operates in the marine and aviation logistics sectors for the oil and gas industry and employs over 700 employees in Nigeria…. Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 23-Aug-17

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Russian Helicopters produces first Mi-28UB for Russian Military

Russian Helicopters produces first Mi-28UB for Russian Military

The first Mi-28UB helicopters were produced at Rostvertol company of the Russian Helicopters Holding (the part of State Corporation “Rostec”). Machines is undergoing user acceptance testing at the company. It is planned to deliver 8 Night Hunters with dual control before the end of this year. The Mi-28UB, designed for the Russian Aerospace Forces, passed state… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 23-Aug-17

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24 month approval given for UK windfarm heliport

24 month approval given for UK windfarm heliport

A temporary helipad at Great Oakley Airfield, to be used to ferry offshore wind farm workers, has been given approval for 24-months despite much controversy. The 24-month period is to give the Tendring Council’s planning committee more time to decide whether to allow Galloper Offshore Wind Ltd a permanent base at the Harwich International Port…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-17

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Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

Charity Canvasser Fired after Helipad Fundraising Scam

Police were called recently in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy after a worker from the charity organisation HELP Appeal was canvassing in the area, asking residents for their bank details and donations. He claimed he was raising money for a much needed helipad at Victoria Hospital. But both NHS Fife and HELP Appeal have confirmed that there… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Aug-17

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HeliRussia 2018 to be held at a new venue

HeliRussia 2018 to be held at a new venue

The International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is a globally established annual event bringing together rotorcraft aviation leading companies. In 2017, the expo celebrated its 10th anniversary. Next year the 11th HeliRussia to be held at the new venue from 24 to 26 May. Taking into account the tendency of growth in terms of number of… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 22-Aug-17

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JSSI Enrolls Sikorsky S92 onto Tip-to-Tail Program

JSSI Enrolls Sikorsky S92 onto Tip-to-Tail Program

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has enrolled a Sikorsky S-92 helicopter on a JSSI program in advance of this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE). The aircraft will be covered by JSSI’s exclusive Tip-to-Tail® Program, the only single-source, all-inclusive program… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 22-Aug-17

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CAMTS 2017 Best Practices

CAMTS 2017 Best Practices

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems (CAMTS) has released its 6th issue of best practices, publically available as a digital document.   “The highly-experienced professionals of the CAMTS Board of Directors often identify excellent and innovative practices when we review applications and site surveys for accreditation,” said CAMTS Executive Director Eileen Frazer. “In… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 22-Aug-17

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Las Vegas Police show new H145 to local press

Las Vegas Police show new H145 to local press

The Metropolitan Police Department proudly revealed their new Airbus H145 helicopter this past Wednesday. The new $9.6 million helicopter will be used for Search and Rescue missions, and with its twin engines ensuring a longer flight time and smaller rotor diameter enabling it to fit into tight spaces, it promises to do a good job…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Aug-17

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Taiwan Coast Guard requests budget for 30 drones

Taiwan Coast Guard requests budget for 30 drones

The Taiwan Coast Guard has asked the Ministry of the Interior for approval of a budget of NT$1.6 billion. With this money, they plan to buy 30 aerial drones that can be ship-borne. The drones will be bought over a period of five years and will be used for maritime law enforcement missions, giving the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Aug-17

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Blue Sky Network Confirms Commitment to Brazil

Blue Sky Network Confirms Commitment to Brazil

Blue Sky Network, an industry leading global provider of satellite asset tracking and fleet management solutions, announced today that the company’s new management team, led by President Gregoire Demory, would attend the LABACE trade show August 15th to 17th in Sao Paulo.  LABACE is Latin America’slargest, and the world’s second largest, business aviation trade show. “Our new management and sales team looks… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 21-Aug-17

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Thommen and Blue Wolf announce dealership agreement

Thommen and Blue Wolf announce dealership agreement

THOMMEN AIRCRAFT EQUIPMENT LTD. has executed a dealer agreement with Blue Wolf Inc., a leading manufacturer of innovative Night Vision compatible aircraft lighting products. Blue Wolf is based in Boise, Idaho, USA. The new partnership will allow Thommen to add NVIS compatible interior LED lighting products to its extensive line of superior quality, aircraft mission… Read more »

Source: Thommen, 21-Aug-17

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Oceania Aviation acquires Helicare Maintenance

Oceania Aviation acquires Helicare Maintenance

Oceania Aviation Limited are pleased to announce the completion of the mutually-beneficial acquisition of Helicare Maintenance Limited. Headquartered in Auckland, New Zealand, Oceania Aviation is a leading general aviation business and offer a diverse suite of solutions for fixed and rotor wing aircraft at their ten facilities scattered across New Zealand, now including Nelson. Founded… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 21-Aug-17

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new helipad receives first air ambulance

Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s new helipad receives first air ambulance

The first air ambulance landed on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s (RBH) new helipad yesterday, following a complete rebuild, funded by the HELP Appeal. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s  AW169 landed on the new pad, which allows larger aircraft to land and to land during the night. The rebuild, which came to £119,000, was completely funded… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 21-Aug-17

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Russia certifies Mil Mi-171A2

Russia certifies Mil Mi-171A2

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) obtained a type certificate for medium utility Mi-171A2 helicopter in a convertible configuration from the Federal Air Transport Agency of the Russian Federation (Rosaviatsia). This document opens the door for helicopter deliveries to commercial customers. Today the helicopter will be demonstrated to Dmitry Rogozin, Vice Prime… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Aug-17

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Russian Helicopters concludes training of foreign technical personnel

Russian Helicopters concludes training of foreign technical personnel

Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company (AAC Progress) of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) concluded practical training of the technical personnel of the group of foreign military specialists within the framework of the first export contract. The first batch of the foreign specialists arrived at the enterprise facilities on 1 June of the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 21-Aug-17

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HeliOffshore develops S92 tail rotor pitch guidance

HeliOffshore develops S92 tail rotor pitch guidance

Building on its Global Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) best practice guidance, HeliOffshore has released type-specific guidance to support operators of the Sikorsky S92 aircraft. The annex has been developed by HeliOffshore’s System Reliability & Resilience workstream in support of the new software released by Sikorsky in January 2017. The new tool provides multiple… Read more »

21-Aug-17

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CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards Comment Period Open

CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards Comment Period Open

The Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems Europe (CAMTS EU) has posted the final draft of CAMTS EU Accreditation Standards for comments and suggestions on its website www.camtseu.org. Sister organization to CAMTS, the largest and most respected medical transport patient care and safety accreditation organization in North America, CAMTS EU’s international standards offer fixed… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 21-Aug-17

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21-Aug-17 RA-05750 Robinson R66 Maly Utrish, Russia (1F)

Sole occupant pilot suffered fatal injuries when helicopter crashed into a mountain, per press reports

21-Aug-17

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20-Aug-17 OE-XTM Airbus AS350B3 Cabril, Portugal (1F)

Firefighting operations and helicopter hit powerlines, causing it to crash to the ground.  Sole occupant pilot, named as Americo Sousa age 51, suffered fatal injuries

20-Aug-17

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20-Aug-17 N9526 Bell 47G2A St Marys, US-Pennsylvania

Heavy field landing after reported engine failure.  Little/no damage to tail boom suggests mainly vertical impact, although main blades broken at the rotorhead.  Aircraft is registered to James Delullo at an address in the same town as the accident location.

20-Aug-17

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Wiregrass Life Flight closes down in Alabama

Wiregrass Life Flight closes down in Alabama

Although Wiregrass Life Flight Dothan has been closed for two years due to Air Medical Resource Group, one of their partners, being sold out and shut down. But now it seems that a new service will arise. Now, Dothan’s Pilcher Ambulance Service and Haynes LifeFlight will partner together, hoping to open on September 1st, reports… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Aug-17

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Celebrates World Helicopter Day

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters Celebrates World Helicopter Day

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will be offering a 15% discount on all helicopter tours as a way to celebrate World Helicopter Day, August 20. The discount includes any tour that covers Maui, Big Island, O’ahu and Kaua’i. They are also donating a portion of the funds raised during that day to Hawaii’s Make a Wish Foundation,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Aug-17

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German operator Air Lloyd wins pipeline contract

German operator Air Lloyd wins pipeline contract

German operator Air Lloyd has won a gas pipeline contract with Gasunie, a Dutch-owned operator, the EU tenders website TED has announced.  This company has a pipeline network in both their native Netherlands and Germany, and have recently awarded separate helicopter patrol contracts for each part.  Gasunie is contracting Air Lloyd to patrol approximately 2,200… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Aug-17

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Royal Bournemouth Hospital upgrades helipad

Royal Bournemouth Hospital upgrades helipad

The first air ambulance landed on the Royal Bournemouth Hospital’s (RBH) new helipad yesterday, following a complete rebuild, funded by the HELP Appeal. Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance’s AW169 landed on the new pad, which allows larger aircraft to land and to land during the night. The rebuild, which came to £119,000, was completely funded… Read more »

Source: HELP, 18-Aug-17

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Helijet Appoints New Rotary Wing Chief & Assistant Chief Pilots

Helijet International Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Potter as Chief Pilot-Rotary Wing and Phil Sevensma as Assistant Chief Pilot-Rotary Wing effective August 1st, 2017. Together, the men have more than 44 years of flying experience, 29 of them with Helijet. As Chief Pilot-Rotary Wing, Michael Potter will report to the Director… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 18-Aug-17

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Forecast for helicopter seating market released

Forecast for helicopter seating market released

Major participants in the helicopter seating market include Martin-Baker Aircraft Co. Ltd., Rockwell Collins, Inc., Stelia Aerospace, Zodiac Aerospace, Oregon Aero, Inc., and UTC Aerospace Systems. The helicopter seating market has a high entry barrier as far as capital requirements are concerned, due to the expensive nature of helicopter construction. But due to the widespread… Read more »

Source: Transparency Market Research, 18-Aug-17

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Exercise Stealth Guardian enhances rescue capabilities in multiple environments

Exercise Stealth Guardian enhances rescue capabilities in multiple environments

As a pilot stands in a forest, seemingly devoid of human life, he is watched – by friend and foe. The quiet serenity of the woodlands erupts with the whirling of helicopter blades and the incoming of simulated opposing forces, his rescue or his demise still uncertain. Through a partnership between Moody and Tyndall Air… Read more »

Source: DVIDS, 18-Aug-17

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The American Helicopter Museum will celebrate World Helicopter Day

The American Helicopter Museum will celebrate World Helicopter Day

The public is invited to join the American Helicopter Museum and Education Center (AHMEC) to celebrate World Helicopter Day on August 20, 2017, from noon until 4 p.m. World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of helicopters’ contributions to society and celebrate the diversity of people who design, fly and support them. Every day, thousands… Read more »

Source: The American Helicopter Museum, 18-Aug-17

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HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

HNZ Group Reports FY2017 Q2 Results

Revenue was $56.4 million in the second quarter of 2017, a decrease of $0.9 million compared to $57.3 million a year ago. This variation is mostly explained by a decrease in onshore revenue and ancillary revenue, partially offset by an increase in offshore revenue. The Corporation flew 10,725 hours compared to 11,557 hours in the second quarter of 2016, a decrease… Read more »

Source: HNZ, 18-Aug-17

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DART promotes Cable Cutter System

DART promotes Cable Cutter System

The team at DART Aerospace has made it a priority to promote safety within today’s helicopter industry. In a recent video, DART’s cable cutter system was used to save an aircraft and its crew from a dangerous wire strike in a rural area of Portugal. Thanks to Portugal’s initiative to pass the legislation of a mandatory… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 18-Aug-17

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18-Aug-17 VH-LGN Robinson R44 Channel Point, Australia

Passing 500 ft in a descending turn at approximately 50 kt, the pilot reported the helicopter began to vibrate. The pilot was unable to stop the vibration and conducted a precautionary landing. The helicopter landed hard and severed the tail boom. The helicopter sustained substantial damage and the pilot and three passengers were not injured.

18-Aug-17

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Belgian operator wins Dutch pipeline contract

Belgian operator wins Dutch pipeline contract

The European Union Tenders website has been updated to show that Belgian operator Heli and Co have been awarded a contract to survey the Gasunie gas pipeline network in the Netherlands.  The company expects to operate Robinson R44 helicopters for this work, and supercedes German operator S P Luftbild who previously operated the contract.  Gasunie… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Aug-17

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STARS receives $250,000 donation from Access Credit Union

STARS receives $250,000 donation from Access Credit Union

The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) is pleased to announce a $250,000 donation by Access Credit Union to STARS, which will be allocated over five-years and directly contribute to providing time, hope and life-saving transport to critically ill and injured patients in Manitoba. “Access Credit Union seeks to invest in organizations for the betterment… Read more »

Source: STARS, 17-Aug-17

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Babcock MCS to recognise engineers union

Babcock MCS to recognise engineers union

Prospect has signed recognition agreement with Babcock Mission Critical Services (BCMS) for Engineering and Mechanical staff after two year battle. The voluntary agreement follows a Central Arbitration Committee ballot of engineers in which staff voted for Prospect to represent them. 73% of staff took part and with not a single ballot against. In negotiation with the… Read more »

Source: Prospect UK, 17-Aug-17

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17-Aug-17 OE-XGM Schweizer 300C Engelhartszell, Austria

Pilot made emergency landing after experiencing problems during photo flight, and subsequent landing in open field left the aircraft on its starboard side.  Passenger received light head injuries

17-Aug-17

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Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland expand offshore fleet with two H155s and an H175

Heli Holland have announced on their Facebook page the acquisition of three helicopters to increase their offshore work.  They have acquired two EC155s previously operated by CHC, registered PH-EUB and PH-SHO, and the sole EC175 operated by Mexican operator Pegaso.  The 155s are already carrying Heli Holland Offshore titles, and one is currently not fitted… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Aug-17

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Waypoint place their first lease into Columbia

Waypoint place their first lease into Columbia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that it has agreed deal terms for the purchase and lease-back of one AW139 helicopter with Helicopteros Nacionales de Colombia, SAS (“HELICOL’), which is used in support of contracts within the offshore oil and gas sector in Colombia.  This is Waypoint’s… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 16-Aug-17

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Volocopter agrees 25M Euro funding

Volocopter agrees 25M Euro funding

The objective of making flying possible for everyone has drawn closer:  In July 2017 the aviation start-up Volocopter agreed a finance deal over 25 million Euros with the automobile firm Daimler from Stuttgart, the technology investor Lukasz Gadowski from Berlin and further investors. Using this fresh capital  Volocopter will further expand upon the leading technology… Read more »

Source: Volocopter, 16-Aug-17

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Orbit to expand Orbit Communication Systems

Orbit to expand Orbit Communication Systems

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) announced today that it intends to expand the development of its new Multi-Purpose Terminal (MPT) for airborne satcom to include helicopters. The company received an order for approximately US$3 million from a global provider of defense products and services for the delivery of helicopter systems to a leading air… Read more »

Source: Orbit, 16-Aug-17

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Lawyers propose settlement for 2014 CHC share buyers

Lawyers propose settlement for 2014 CHC share buyers

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK RUDMAN, ET AL., v. CHC GROUP, LTD., ET AL., Civil Action No. 15-cv-3773 (LAK) SUMMARY NOTICE TO: ALL PERSONS WHO PURCHASED SHARES OF CHC GROUP LTD. (“CHC”) COMMON STOCK IN THE JANUARY 16, 2014 IPO AND/OR IN THE OPEN MARKET DURING THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 16, 2014… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Aug-17

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Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

Brazil approves BLR Aerospace FastFin for H125

BLR Aerospace today announced that its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System has been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for installation on Airbus H125 helicopters. The H125 FastFin system was certified in late 2016 by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and recently received approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 16-Aug-17

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