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Sloane Helicopters opens up Irish corporate market with AW109 GrandNew sale

Sloane Helicopters opens up Irish corporate market with AW109 GrandNew sale

Leonardo and official distributor in UK Sloane Helicopters (Sloane) has announced that QME Mining Equipment Ltd (QME) of Ireland, a leading company in the supply of complete solutions to the Mining and Tunnelling industries worldwide, has signed a contract for an AW109 GrandNew helicopter. The aircraft will be used to perform VIP/corporate transport operations with delivery… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 19-Jul-18

Bell 429 Celebrates over 330 000 hours of operation

Bell 429 Celebrates over 330 000 hours of operation

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is excited to announce that the Bell 429 global fleet has exceeded 330,000 hours of operation. With 325 aircraft in operation configured for various mission sets, the Bell 429 footprint continues to grow, with recent new orders and deliveries: The Swedish Police Authority has purchased two additional Bell 429 helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 19-Jul-18

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CAE launches CAE 700MR Series flight training device

CAE launches CAE 700MR Series flight training device

At the Farnborough International Airshow, CAE announced the launch of the CAE 700MR Series flight training device (FTD), a next-generation FTD designed specifically for military helicopter flight and mission training. “We listened to our customers to design and develop a high-end flight training device that addresses the highest priorities for military helicopter mission training, such… Read more »

Source: CAE, 19-Jul-18

NH90 Sea Lion starts Qualification phase

NH90 Sea Lion starts Qualification phase

The second prototype of the NH90 Sea Lion has performed its first flight in serial configuration on July 10. This event marks the beginning of the helicopter’s qualification phase together with the customer’s official authorities. When the qualification phase is finished, the German customer will release the military type certificate to allow the first serial… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jul-18

Airbus hands over Empire Test Pilot School H125 to QinetiQ

Airbus hands over Empire Test Pilot School H125 to QinetiQ

Colin James, Airbus Helicopters’ UK Managing Director, formally handed over the latest Empire Test Pilot School (ETPS) H125 helicopter to Nic Anderson, Managing Director Air and Space, QinetiQ.  Under the current modernisation programme, the world-renown test pilot flight school will receive four H125s, which will make up ETPS’ new generation, single-engine helicopter fleet.  Minister of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 19-Jul-18

MD Helicopters creates MDHI Flight Training Academy

MD Helicopters creates MDHI Flight Training Academy

As part of a growing commitment to deliver full-service, full life-cycle support programs for its growing global fleet, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the formation of the MDHI Flight Training Academy. Established to provide industry-leading maintenance and pilot training to all customers in a professional learning environment, MD Helicopters has expanded its current training offerings to include a… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 18-Jul-18

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH awarded EASA STC for H135 Aeromedical System

GVH Aerospace has been awarded the EASA STC for the installation of its AeroStretcher Mk IV Modular Aeromedical System on the Airbus H135 helicopter. The AeroStretcher Mk IV system is an evolution of the previous Mk III product which was very well received by the helicopter transport operators and provided them with the capability to rapidly reconfigure their aircraft to… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 18-Jul-18

FAA approves all-glass cockpit for MD530F

FAA approves all-glass cockpit for MD530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces FAA-approval of its advanced, all-glass cockpit for the MD 530F (type certificate 369FF). Approved for production and as a type design option, this is the third glass cockpit certification MDHI has received in the last year. “My commitment to delivering next generation technologies that are both design and function-forward is unwavering,”… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 18-Jul-18

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CNC Technologies selected to Deploy Airborne Mission Suites for Agency’s New Airbus H125

CNC Technologies selected to Deploy Airborne Mission Suites for Agency’s New Airbus H125

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, announced today its selection by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO) to develop and support two airborne mission suites for the agency’s recently-acquired Airbus H125 helicopters. CNC has lead all aspects of the assignment, with responsibility for design,… Read more »

18-Jul-18

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Bristow opens new SAR base at Lydd

Bristow opens new SAR base at Lydd

The last purpose-built HM Coastguard helicopter base at Lydd, Kent, was opened today, marking a major milestone in the UK’s national search and rescue helicopter service. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, officially opened the base and witnessed the duty search and rescue helicopter crew returning from a training sortie, in a… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 18-Jul-18

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GVH selected to design hoist light for Boeing

GVH selected to design hoist light for Boeing

GVH Aerospace has been selected to design, manufacture and supply a hoist light for Boeing Defence Australia’s Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS). The selection concludes the competitive tender process and the hoist light product will be used for night hoisting training to provide the aircrewman with adequate illumination to carry out hoisting operations safely. “We… Read more »

Source: GVH Aerospace, 18-Jul-18

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Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

Metro delivers H125 to Broward County

Metro Aviation is attending the Airborne Public Safety Aviation Conference (APSCON) July 11-13 and exhibiting the first of two new H125 aircraft the company recently completed for Broward County Sheriff’s Office (BSO). The NVG-compatible aircraft is equipped with the Garmin G500H electronic flight display system, Cobham RT-7000 airborne tactical radio, special operations platform with external… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 18-Jul-18

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Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Appoints Executive Vice-President of Engineering

Safran Helicopter Engines has appointed Didier Nicoud as Executive Vice-President, Engineering. Didier succeeds Eric Massé who has been appointed to another position within the Group. Didier Nicoud joined Safran Aircraft Engines in 1987 as an aerodynamics engineer in charge of numerical methods development. In 1992, he fulfilled roles such as Head of the aerodynamics department… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 18-Jul-18

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Russian Helicopters transfers repaired Mi-17s to Laos

Russian Helicopters transfers repaired Mi-17s to Laos

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) fulfilled the first service contract in the interests of the Lao Ministry of Defense, having transferred a batch of four Mi-17 helicopters at the official ceremony. The helicopters were repaired by a mobile group of specialists of JSC “356 ARP”, which is part of the Holding Company…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Jul-18

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Leonardo delivers AW119Kx to NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police

Leonardo delivers AW119Kx to NYC Department of Environmental Protection Police

Leonardo announced today that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police has taken delivery of its AW119Kx single engine helicopter during an official ceremony held at APSCON 2018 exhibition today. As the largest single source water supply in the United States, the New York City water supply system is protected on the ground… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Jul-18

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EASA – A vision for the future of GA

EASA – A vision for the future of GA

Register now for the upcoming 2018 EASA Annual Safety Conference on General Aviation in Vienna (Austria), 6 – 7 November 2018 Since the last Annual Safety Conference on the topic of General Aviation which took place in Rome 4 years ago, EASA and the GA community have made a lot of progress in working towards lighter, simpler and better rules.Now… Read more »

Source: EASA, 13-Jul-18

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Prabhu new two Robinson R66 successfully commences its Proving flight

Prabhu new two Robinson R66 successfully commences its Proving flight

Prabhu Helicopter had successfully completed its Proving Flight (Test Flight) of two brand new turbine helicopter bought from USA named as Robinson R66 on July 09, 2018. Prabhu Officials stated that that proving flight was conducted on Pokhara – Local- Pokhara sector on July 09 under the command of Prabhu’s Instructor Pilot after the assembly… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 12-Jul-18

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First US HEMS Operation to Eliminate Paperwork with Flightdocs

First US HEMS Operation to Eliminate Paperwork with Flightdocs

Hospital Wing, a Memphis-based air ambulance company, has become the first Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) operator in the U.S. to take its operation fully paperless. Utilizing the Flightdocs HMX platform, Hospital Wing has been able to eliminate all paper-based forms and reports from its operation, significantly increasing efficiency across maintenance and operational processes. Operating… Read more »

Source: Hospital Wing, 12-Jul-18

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Meeker-Airfilm receives EASA STC for AFSP-V2

Meeker-Airfilm receives EASA STC for AFSP-V2

Meeker-Airfilm are pleased to announce we have received EASA STC for our upgraded AFSP-V2 single and dual pole mount for the AS-350/355/ H125 series of helicopters. The AFSP-V2 offers greater ground clearance for payloads and greater rigidity from the double box I-beam design. In addition the mount joined left and right for very large center… Read more »

Source: Meeker-Airfilm, 12-Jul-18

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Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point holds change of command

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point holds change of command

Coast Guard Air Station Barbers Point held a change of command ceremony bidding farewell to Capt. Frederick Reidlin and welcomed Capt. Andrew Eriks, at the unit, Friday. Rear Adm. Brian Penoyer, commander, Coast Guard 14th District presided over the ceremony. Eriks served most recently as the program manager for the Coast Guard’s Financial Management Service Improvement Initiative… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 12-Jul-18

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Leonardo and PGZ to collaborate on new AW249 combat helicopter

Leonardo and PGZ to collaborate on new AW249 combat helicopter

Leonardo and Polska Grupa Zbrojeniowa S.A. (PGZ) signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) that will see the two companies collaborate on the AW249, the only new combat helicopter currently being designed, aiming to meet the Polish Army’s requirement for a new combat helicopter. With this LoI, Leonardo and PGZ will explore collaboration in a number… Read more »

Source: Polish Armaments Group (PGZ), 12-Jul-18

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AeroTex UK leverages VABS for simulation of composite rotor blades

AeroTex UK leverages VABS for simulation of composite rotor blades

AnalySwift, LLC, a provider of efficient high-fidelity modeling software for composites and other advanced materials, announced today that AertoTex UK has licensed its powerful VABS software for the simulation of composite propellers, rotor blades, and other slender structures. Located in the United Kingdom, AeroTex UK has extensive experience in the area of structural dynamics, including… Read more »

Source: AnalySwift, 12-Jul-18

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Bell to feature Nassau County Police 429 at APSCON

Bell to feature Nassau County Police 429 at APSCON

This year, Bell will be attending the Advancing Public Safety Conference (APSCON) July 9-14, 2018, in Louisville, Kentucky. At booth #108, Bell will display the Bell 429 and feature one of our loyal customers, Nassau County Police Department. Come stop by and meet with our regional sales managers and our customer support and service representatives. Nassau County’s… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 12-Jul-18

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NHV win Siemens Gamesa wind farm contract with H175 at Aberdeen

NHV win Siemens Gamesa wind farm contract with H175 at Aberdeen

The NHV Group today announced a new contract with Siemens Gamesa to provide helicopter services in support of the construction of the Beatrice Offshore Wind farm. The operations are expected to start mid-summer until spring 2019. Flights will depart from NHV’s base in Aberdeen to the Beatrice offshore wind farm in the Moray Firth. NHV… Read more »

Source: NHV, 11-Jul-18

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Bell Training Academy opens Floyd Carlson Airfield

Bell Training Academy opens Floyd Carlson Airfield

As a world-renowned helicopter training academy, we share our vast aviation knowledge with customers from all corners of the globe. And now, we’re bringing our operations a little bit closer to home. On Monday, July 9, the Bell Training Academy (BTA) opened the Floyd Carlson Airfield located on the corner of Trinity Boulevard and Greenbelt Road to… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 11-Jul-18

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Airbus delivers law enforcement H125s in North America faster than one per month

Airbus delivers law enforcement H125s in North America faster than one per month

Airbus Helicopters Inc. will be exhibiting its role as the North American market leader for new law enforcement helicopters at the Airborne Public Safety Association Conference (APSCON) Expo July 11-13, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. at Booth #809. An H125, the best-selling, high-performance helicopter for airborne law enforcement, owned by Seminole County… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Jul-18

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EASA issues STC for AS350/AS355 automatically deployable ELT built by SPAES

EASA issues STC for AS350/AS355 automatically deployable ELT built by SPAES

SPAES GmbH & Co. KG installed with KMN Koopmann Helicopter GmbH a releasable Emergency Locator Transmitter (automatic deployable-ELT) in helicopter airbus AS355 and AS350.   According to the new requirements of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for offshore operation, which are realised by the German Federal Aviation Authority (Luftfahrt-Bundesamt LBA), SPAES installed with KMN… Read more »

Source: SPAES, 11-Jul-18

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational test and evaluation

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes operational test and evaluation

USS Coronado (LCS 4) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 1 (VX-1) completed the first comprehensive Initial Operational Test and Evaluation (IOT&E) for the MQ-8C Fire Scout, June 29.Results from this IOT&E will inform decision-makers on how best to integrate the Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter with littoral combat ships (LCS) and other platforms.During the IOT&E,… Read more »

Source: USS Coronado, 11-Jul-18

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IMT Vislink Launches New TSM-2020 Transport Management System

IMT Vislink Launches New TSM-2020 Transport Management System

xG Technology, Inc. (“xG” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: XGTI, XGTIW), whose brands are recognized as the global leaders in live video communications in broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, announced today that its IMT Vislink business is launching the new TSM-2020 Transport Stream Management System for its Airborne Video Downlink System (AVDS) at APSCON 2018 (July 9-14, Booth 400) and NATIA 2018 (July 17-29, Booth 638).  … Read more »

Source: IMT Vislink, 11-Jul-18

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Kopter announces North American subsidiary

Kopter announces North American subsidiary

Kopter Group AG is pleased to announce that it has formed a fully owned subsidiary in the US: Kopter North America LLC. The establishment of this subsidiary is a key first step for Kopter in developing its presence in the US, which represents a significant market for the company. Kopter North America LLC will be… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 11-Jul-18

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LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

LCI Delivers 3rd EMS AW169 to Elitaliana

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today delivered a third new Leonardo AW169 helicopter to Elitaliana S.r.l. (“Elitaliana”) in Italy, fully equipped for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. The helicopter enters service with Elitaliana on a long term operating lease from LCI, and joins two other AW169s delivered by… Read more »

Source: LCI, 11-Jul-18

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Russian Helicopters reveals 2017 production data

Russian Helicopters reveals 2017 production data

Russian Helicopters revealed that they manufactured 205 helicopters and delivered 213 in their 2017 annual report. They also increased their number of local deliveries five times since implementing new state support systems, reports TASS.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jul-18

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SLRD blocks Sky Helicopters tour flight plans

SLRD blocks Sky Helicopters tour flight plans

The Squamish-Lillooet Region District voted against a permit for SKY Helicopters. The tour company applied for a temporary use permit that would allow them to provide tours of the Sea to Sky Corridor. The request was denied due to noise complaints, reports The Squamish Chief.

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jul-18

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Thai AF threatens legal action as drone flies near cave-evacuation helicopter

Thai AF threatens legal action as drone flies near cave-evacuation helicopter

The Royal Thai Air Force is threatening to sue PPTV TV Station for flying a drone dangerously close to their MI-17 helicopter during an air evacuation. The helicopter was taking one of four rescued soccer players who had been trapped in the Tham Luang cave, reports Nation Multimedia. The owner of the drone had not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Jul-18

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Airbus pays Era $40 Million linked to EC225

Airbus pays Era $40 Million linked to EC225

The following statement, issued by Era Group to the US Securities & Exchange Commission (original here), states that Airbus has agreed a $42 Million payout to Era relating to the operators purchase of eleven H225s. “On July 3, 2018, Era Group Inc. (the “Company”) and Era Helicopters, LLC (together with the Company “Era”), entered into… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 10-Jul-18

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AeroBrigham to Exhibit Marion County 407 at APSCON

AeroBrigham to Exhibit Marion County 407 at APSCON

Texas-based helicopter and airplane MRO provider, AeroBrigham will showcase the recently completed Marion County Sheriff’s Bell 407 at the upcoming Airborne Public Service Association (APSA) APSCON in Louisville, KY. The comprehensively equipped public service helicopter underwent an extensive avionics integration as well as paint and interior refurbishment at the AeroBrigham facilities in Decatur, Texas. Outfitted with… Read more »

Source: AeroBrigham, 10-Jul-18

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Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company

Special Purpose Operator status awarded to UK flight test company

EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) Special Purpose Operator (Part-SPO) status has been achieved by Nova Systems UK, an arm of the Australian Nova Group.   Using its EC135 helicopter G-NSYS, the Nova team has worked hard to deliver the safety systems and organisational structures required by the Agency. Nova now adds this important operating declaration… Read more »

Source: Nova Systems, 10-Jul-18

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Heli Union wins Spanish Civil Guard training contract

Heli Union wins Spanish Civil Guard training contract

The Spanish Civil Guard has awarded Heli Union Training Center a 24 month contract to train 30 pilots. The contract requires training with FFS (Full Flight Simulator) corresponding to the aircraft type Dauphin AS365N3. HUTC provides the utilisation of its FFS which is located in Angouleme Airport along with its highly qualified instructors based on… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 10-Jul-18

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Whirly-Girls Announces 2018 Conference Scholarship Recipients

Whirly-Girls Announces 2018 Conference Scholarship Recipients

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. announces that six women have been chosen as recipients for the 2018 mid-year scholarships. Helicopter pilots Melissa Hanthorn, Samantha Hansen, Amy Hartt, Heather Dingman, Kelly Murphy, and Tosha Cypher each received a scholarship to attend one of three industry-leading conferences: The HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar, The CHC Safety & Quality… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls International, 10-Jul-18

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Rostec Started Aerodynamic Tests of VRT500 Copter

Rostec Started Aerodynamic Tests of VRT500 Copter

Specialists of the VR-Technologies construction bureau owned by Russian Helicopters affiliated to Rostec State Corporation started aerodynamic tests of the light utility helicopter VRT500 at the Central Aerohydrodynamic Institute. The copter was for the first time introduced to public at the International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia-2018 that took place at the end of May in… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 10-Jul-18

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Celebrate Hovering Flight this World Helicopter Day

Celebrate Hovering Flight this World Helicopter Day

On 19 August 2018 join in this global celebration of one of the world’s greatest engineering inventions. World Helicopter Day aims to raise awareness of the contributions that helicopters make to our society and celebrate the diverse range of people that design, fly and support them. The day is held on the 3rd Sunday of… Read more »

Source: World Helicopter Day, 10-Jul-18

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Bell Boeing to begin US Navy CMV-22B production work

Bell Boeing to begin US Navy CMV-22B production work

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0015) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract.  This contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 14 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; one CV-22B for… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 10-Jul-18

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Mountain Helicopter conducts successful test flight from Bajhang to Hilsa

Mountain Helicopter conducts successful test flight from Bajhang to Hilsa

Helicopter test flight from Bajhang, Talkot to Hilsa has been successfully conducted on June 06,2018. Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt. Ltd. Official Sudeep Shahi informed that Mountain Air helicopter which had arrived Bajhang on half an hour from Simikot because of adverse weather had reached Hilsa in 18 minutes from Talkot. Though Travel company… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 09-Jul-18

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EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

EASA approves two AB412EP STCs developed by Patria

Patria’s Aviation Business Unit has been granted two Supplementary Type Certificates (STC’s) by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). These major changes are developed and certified to the Finnish Border Guard helicopter Agusta Bell 412EP to provide up to date communication and navigation functions in order to fulfil the latest European Airspace requirements. Further, these… Read more »

Source: Patria, 09-Jul-18

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CHC announce speaker for 2018 CHC Safety and Quality Summit dinner

CHC announce speaker for 2018 CHC Safety and Quality Summit dinner

CHC Helicopter has announced that Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, will join hundreds of delegates and speakers at the 14th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit as the keynote speaker at the event’s gala dinner evening The gala dinner, a memorable highlight of the Summit, brings together a significant portion… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-Jul-18

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Kopter to show law enforcement SH09 at APSCON

Kopter to show law enforcement SH09 at APSCON

The Airborne Public Safety Conference (APSCON) from 9 to 11 July in Louisville, KY, marks the site for the debut of Kopter’s SH09 multi-mission helicopter in an advanced public safety configuration engineered for Kopter by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, LA. Known primarily for their expertise in air-medical completions, Metro Aviation has expanded their proficiency in… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 09-Jul-18

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Bristow opens new Louisiana terminal at Galliano

Bristow opens new Louisiana terminal at Galliano

Bristow Group Inc. today celebrated the grand opening of its new passenger terminal in Galliano, Louisiana. The new terminal, located at Bristow’s largest base in the Gulf of Mexico, will allow Bristow to respond to client demand while providing passengers a safe secure best-in-class facility. Bristow’s new Galliano terminal features five self-service check-in kiosks (with… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 09-Jul-18

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Helitech to focus on innovation and emerging technologies

Helitech to focus on innovation and emerging technologies

Helitech International will provide an invaluable networking, learning and sourcing experience for the European rotorcraft community when its doors open in Amsterdam this October. Run in association with the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and co-located with MRO Europe, the event will bring together leading suppliers, OEMs and some of the industry’s brightest minds, enabling operators… Read more »

Source: Helitech International, 09-Jul-18

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Thales pays tribute to the Sea King

Thales pays tribute to the Sea King

As the last Sea King helicopters approach retirement a new chapter in airborne surveillance is opening. On 4 May 1982, skimming across the sea at a height of less than three metres, an Argentinian Exocet missile slammed into HMS Sheffield, which was on a scouting mission near the Falkland Islands. 20 servicemen lost their lives…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Jul-18

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Indonesia withdraws Bo105 from UN work after concerns raise

Indonesia withdraws Bo105 from UN work after concerns raise

The Indonesian Navy will be removing their BO-105 utility helicopters from the Middle East after various sources within the UN have voiced their concern over the helicopters’ capabilities. Concerns include its inability to produce a Recognised Maritime Picture that works with other United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrols, its load parameters as well… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-18

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Russian Helicopters complete six Mi-17 overhauls

Russian Helicopters complete six Mi-17 overhauls

The Russian Helicopters holding company, a member of the Rostec State Corporation, delivered six Mi-17-1V vehicles to the border troops of the Republic of India. The vehicles were repaired by the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP). “NARP repairs Mi-8/17 type helicopters for a wide circle of foreign operators, but it was its first contract with… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jul-18

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ASU Named Small Business Exporter of the Year

ASU Named Small Business Exporter of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Pacific Northwest Region Small Business Exporter of the Year is Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. in Boise, Idaho. Founded in 1995, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) is a trusted provider of integrated Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) that significantly increase operational safety and improve mission capabilities for nighttime aerial… Read more »

Source: ASU, 06-Jul-18

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Russian Helicopters prepare Ka-62 for flight tests

Russian Helicopters prepare Ka-62 for flight tests

Experts of the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company of the Russian Helicopters holding company (a member of the Rostec State Corporation) prepare the flight model of the Ka-62 multirole helicopter for preliminary flight tests. Body structures of the anti-torque rotor and the tail group have been improved, and a typical design transmission has been installed. As… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 06-Jul-18

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Bajhang-Hilsa helicopter service to be initiated for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Bajhang-Hilsa helicopter service to be initiated for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Helicopter flight service is going to be started from Bajhang to Hilsa, aiming to provide services to the pilgrims travelling towards Kailash Mansarover at reasonable cost. Test flight will be conducted from Bajhang’s Talkot VDC Khaula to Hilsa on June 6. This service is going to be catered by Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt…. Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 05-Jul-18

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PHI provides update on Senior Notes tender offer

PHI provides update on Senior Notes tender offer

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced today the early tender results of its previously-announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.25% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”), which commenced on June 18,… Read more »

Source: PHI, 04-Jul-18

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IAI names new CEO

IAI names new CEO

The board of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), chaired by Harel Locker, approved this evening unanimously the recommendation of IAI’s search committee and has named Major-General (Res.) Nimrod Sheffer, IAI’s Executive VP of Strategy and R&D, as IAI’s new CEO. Sheffer will replace Mr. Joseph Weiss, who is stepping down after reaching the statutory retirement age…. Read more »

Source: Israel Aerospace Industries, 04-Jul-18

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WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

At WAI’s 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, at least 108 individual scholarships equaling $565,000 will be awarded. As is the tradition, these scholarships are available for both flight training and scholastic funding with specific scholarships earmarked for nearly every aspect of the aviation and aerospace community. The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference,… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 04-Jul-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes UK Government lottery consultation

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes UK Government lottery consultation

The Government is recommending an increase in the maximum draw prize from its current limit of £400,000 to £500,000. The consultation also ask for views on increasing the number of tickets society lotteries can sell to a value of £100 million per year and the amount they can raise per draw to £5 million. Nicole… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 03-Jul-18

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LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, today announces its first helicopter lease in China with the placement of three new Leonardo AW139 aircraft with Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. (“Kingwing”), each configured for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. This latest announcement reinforces LCI’s long-held strategy of curating a balanced and diverse… Read more »

Source: Lease Corporation International, 03-Jul-18

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Russian Helicopters tests flight envelope of Ansat to 8200ft

Russian Helicopters tests flight envelope of Ansat to 8200ft

Experts of the Kazan Helicopters plant (a member of the Russian Helicopters company of the Rostec State Corporation) will test Ansat under high-mountain conditions to verify the vehicle’s operational feasibility at an altitude up to 2,500 m. As of today, the confirmed flight-level pressure altitude of Ansat does not exceed 1,000 m, i.e. it is… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 03-Jul-18

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Garmin previews participation at Farnborough 2018

Garmin previews participation at Farnborough 2018

Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a tandem cockpit experience to be unveiled at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, July 16-20 at the Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom. Garmin’s business aviation, air transport and defense markets will be showcasing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) scalable integrated flight displays, standalone avionics and flight… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 03-Jul-18

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HeliRussia provides roundup to 2018 show

HeliRussia provides roundup to 2018 show

This year HeliRussia 2018 featured 49 foreign companies among 246 total participants. The international participation remains at a traditionally high level – 19 countries were presented at the expo: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russia, Spain and USA. This article covers the most notable… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 03-Jul-18

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Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Táxi Aéreo, a Rio de Janeiro based helicopter operator serving Brazil’s offshore and onshore oil and gas industry, has selected SKYTRAC flight data monitoring with real-time exceedance alerts for their S-76 fleet. “Costa do Sol is committed to meeting and exceeding industry safety standards. SKYTRAC provides a full service solution with real-time… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 03-Jul-18

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Police Aviation News – July 2018 Edition

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

Source: Police Aviation News, 02-Jul-18

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United Airlines partners with Heliflite to entice passengers to Newark Airport

United Airlines partners with Heliflite to entice passengers to Newark Airport

United Airlines and Heliflite have joined together to offer helicopter flights to or from Newark Airport to three Manhattan helipads. The service saves time as its beats the traffic, as well as provides a lift to the terminal. The prices range from $2,099 for up to three people, to $2,199 for up to six people,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Bell delivers 100th 505 JetRanger X

Bell delivers 100th 505 JetRanger X

On Tuesday, June 26, Bell completed its 100th delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Hunt Companies for corporate travel. Bell revealed its first customer delivery for the Bell 505 at HAI Heli-Expo 2017 and continues to receive international interest. Before the delivery, Mirabel facility employees gathered around the aircraft to commemorate this… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 02-Jul-18

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Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), announced this week that Chad St. Francis has joined ASU as the new director of business development for military programs. After he served the United States Army for 22 years, Chief Warrant Officer 4 St. Francis, master Army aviator,  retired from active duty in 2008. He served in several duty assignments… Read more »

Source: ASU, 02-Jul-18

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HAL does first ground run on Dhruv for Indian Coast Guard

HAL does first ground run on Dhruv for Indian Coast Guard

The first green helicopter earmarked for Indian Coast Guard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run here today. It was handed over to the Rotary Wing R&D Centre, a design house of HAL for integration and certification of 19 new systems. Director General Rajendra Singh, Indian… Read more »

Source: HAL, 02-Jul-18

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Heli-Union received recognition award

Heli-Union received recognition award

Heli-Union has been awarded a recognition award by Total E&P Myanmar during TEPM annual QHSE meeting in Yangon, Myanmar. The recognition award was granted to Heli Union in appreciation of no personnel injury and no incident within the 12 rolling months (May 2017 to April 2018) for its offshore helicopter services in Myanmar. Thierry Festucci,… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 02-Jul-18

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EASA takes on new responsibilities

EASA takes on new responsibilities

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces the European aviation system as a whole, with… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Jul-18

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NBAA Urges Members to Conduct Careful Tax-Reform Planning

NBAA Urges Members to Conduct Careful Tax-Reform Planning

With passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, NBAA is urging members to carefully review provisions that impact business aviation as they conduct tax planning. Last year, as Congress debated tax reform, NBAA successfully advocated for several provisions that are having a positive impact, such as the extension of 100-percent bonus depreciation to used… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 02-Jul-18

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Air Ambulance Aeromedical conference a success

Air Ambulance Aeromedical conference a success

Delegates have travelled from across the UK to attend the annual Aeromedical Conference organised by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). The theme for the event, sponsored by Specialist Aviation Services, Leonardo Helicopters and Anglia Ruskin University was `Paediatrics – Our Care, Their Future’. Speakers focussed on the causes, prevalence and changing face of paediatric… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 02-Jul-18

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Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27. “The CH-47F Block II represents tomorrow’s heavy lift readiness for the United States Army and her allied partners,” said Col. Greg Fortier,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jul-18

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Armenian Helicopters Certified to start Operations

Armenian Helicopters Certified to start Operations

Armenian Helicopters was given the green light to start operations after it was certified by the Main Civil Aviation Administration. The MCAA has said that Armenian Helicopters will also be operating charter flights with an Airbus EC130T2 as well as a Robinson R66 in the future, reports ARKA.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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New Vanderbilt LifeFlight Base

New Vanderbilt LifeFlight Base

Vanderbilt LifeFlight had a ribbon cutting ceremony at Humboldt’s Municipal Airport to celebrate their new base. The new emergency helicopter base, costing around $10 million, is now the second in West Tennessee, with the other situated in Henry County, reports Jackson Sun.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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