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Astronautics and Jagid Management team up to develop SmartCopter

Astronautics and Jagid Management team up to develop SmartCopter

Astronautics Corporation of America is teaming with JAGID Management to deliver a new portable intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance cockpit situational awareness and communications system that will expand ground-based operations for law enforcement and military operators domestically and internationally. Called SmartCopter, the new roll-on/roll-off communication suite will include the Astronautics NEXIS™ server and (optionally) a NEXIS… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 14-Mar-17

Second Irish Base for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Second Irish Base for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland has chosen Enniskillen’s St. Angelo Airport as their second base. Michelle O’Neill, Health Minister, has commented that they hope the service will be up and running within 12 weeks. The Department of Health is supplying the funds for this service, as well as Air Ambulance Northern Ireland raising £2 million yearly…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-17

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A Fight to Keep Maryland Natural Resources Police Helicopter

A Fight to Keep Maryland Natural Resources Police Helicopter

Late last year, Maryland Natural Resources Police received their helicopter back after seven years. Their 1972 Bell Jet Ranger, named Natural 1, was transferred in 2009 to Harford County Sheriff’s Office due to a budget cut. Mark Belton, the NRP’s secretary went to great lengths to reacquire the helicopter and spent $158, 000 on an… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-17

Consolidation coming to the UK air ambulance market?

Consolidation coming to the UK air ambulance market?

Two UK air ambulance charities have recently collaborated to create a new post – under the title of Head of Operations, the candidate will be responsible to the CEOs off both organisations.  The person taking up this role “will act as a senior member of the charities’ management teams with specific responsibilities for the delivery… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-17

Airbus launches new electronic signature service for Keycopter e-orders

Airbus launches new electronic signature service for Keycopter e-orders

Airbus is committed to improving the level of service offered to its helicopter operators. The recent digitisation of quality documents via the e-ordering tool of the Keycopter customer portal is another step toward fulfilling that commitment. Starting from March 2017, customers will benefit from an electronic signature service for quality documents associated with their e-orders,… Read more »

Source: Aribus Helicopters, 13-Mar-17

Puerto Rico Police Department’s Bell Fleet

Puerto Rico Police Department’s Bell Fleet

 Situated in the Caribbean is the 3,500-square-mile island Puerto Rico – home to 3.5 million people. The abundant Latin culture, expansive beaches and luxurious resorts attract numerous visitors each year. To further increase the safety for locals and visitors, the Puerto Rico Police Department (PRPD) created the Puerto Rico Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA)… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 13-Mar-17

Vector Aerospace launches Vector Global Services

Vector Aerospace launches Vector Global Services

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today the launch of Vector Global Services (VGS), a new team dedicated to meeting the broad aircraft management, design services and technical support needs of fleet operators around the world. Expanding on Vector’s existing range of comprehensive rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 13-Mar-17

Aersud Elicotteri signs for two H125 and celebrates the 200th Ecureuil H125

Aersud Elicotteri signs for two H125 and celebrates the 200th Ecureuil H125

On March 8, 2017, Aersud Elicotteri, Airbus Helicopters’ distributor for Italy, signed a contract for the purchase of two H125 rotorcrafts during the HAI Heli-Expo air show in Dallas, Texas. These helicopters will be tasked for aerial work missions and the deliveries are scheduled for early 2018. With this order, Aersud Elicotteri celebrates the 200th… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-17

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Airborne Engines Improves Customer Support

Airborne Engines Improves Customer Support

M International, a leading provider of aftermarket technical, MRO, and supply chain management services for the aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce that Airborne Engines Ltd., specialists in Honeywell T53 and Rolls-Royce M250 Engine maintenance, has made significant changes to their Customer Support and Service team. “You gave us your feedback and our… Read more »

Source: Airborne Engines, 13-Mar-17

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Newfoundland Helicopters Selects First Bell 407GXP for Utility Operations in Canada

Newfoundland Helicopters Selects First Bell 407GXP for Utility Operations in Canada

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is pleased to announce that the Eastern Canada-based charter company Newfoundland Helicopters, Ltd. will accept delivery of a Bell 407GXP this month. Newfoundland Helicopters charter aircraft services include corporate travel, forestry, hydro, mining, filming and photography, and tourism. The company was the first in Canada to receive… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Mar-17

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New HCare Fleet features reduce customers’ operational workload

Airbus and its long-time partner, Rusada, recently launched a new electronic ordering feature designed to reduce customer workload when ordering helicopter parts. The new interface between Airbus Helicopters’ e-ordering software and Envision, Rusada’s maintenance information system, now permits customers to input their orders just once into Envision. The interface communicates directly with e-ordering, thereby limiting… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-17

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Astronautics Roadrunner EFI to begin flight trails

Astronautics Roadrunner EFI to begin flight trails

Astronautics Corporation of America’s new RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI) for helicopters is advancing to Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval and the marketplace. The RoadRunner EFI—announced during the 2016 HAI HELI-EXPO—is a form-fit-function upgrade for helicopters from electromechanical instruments and legacy EFIs to modern digital displays. The EFI provides operators enhanced safety, decreased operating costs,… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 13-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Recognizes Coast Guard’s Extraordinary Legacy of Helicopter Rescues

Sikorsky Recognizes Coast Guard’s Extraordinary Legacy of Helicopter Rescues

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today paid tribute to the U.S. Coast Guard’s century of aviation (1916-2016) during which the service successfully adapted the helicopter as a primary life-saving tool for untold thousands of human beings in need of rescue. Sikorsky President Dan Schultz gave the tribute during HAI Heli-EXPO 2017, the world’s… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-17

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Airbus uses QR codes to collect customer feedback

Airbus uses QR codes to collect customer feedback

As part of its ongoing journey towards improving customer satisfaction, Airbus is implementing QR codes as a means of collecting customer feedback following each spare part delivery originating from Marignane, France. Upon receipt of a package, customers can scan the affixed QR code using their smartphone, displaying a webpage on which they can select their… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-17

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Rotortrade Signs A Network Partnership with PhilJets and Starline

Rotortrade Signs A Network Partnership with PhilJets and Starline

Further cementing its position to become the international leader for the growing pre-owned helicopter market, Rotortrade Services, the independent multi-brand helicopter brokerage service company and exclusive global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters, enters into a strategic partnership with the PhilJets Group and its major shareholder Starline Global Industries to access the Philippine and Cambodian markets…. Read more »

Source: Rotortrade Services, 13-Mar-17

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Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Around the World Odyssey Tour Takes off with Bell 429

Bob and Steven Dengler, a father-son team, and pilot Rob MacDuff, announced today in the Bell Helicopter booth at Heli-Expo 2017 that this summer, they will fly their first ever Canadian around-the-world helicopter flight in their Bell 429. Bob, Steven and Rob joined Bell Helicopter leadership in their booth to announce their plans and celebrate… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 13-Mar-17

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Rolls-Royce expands RR300 engine support for Robinson R66 helicopters

Rolls-Royce expands RR300 engine support for Robinson R66 helicopters

Rolls-Royce has expanded support for operators of its RR300 engines powering Robinson Helicopters R66 aircraft, adding new service locations, extended warranty coverage and updated technology. With nearly 800 RR300 engines delivered into the market for the R66, Rolls-Royce remains focused on delivering the best customer support possible. R66 operators have amassed more than 550,000 flight… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 13-Mar-17

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Metro receives electronic flight system STC for 145E

Metro receives electronic flight system STC for 145E

Since introducing the EC145e at HELI-EXPO in 2015, Metro Aviation has worked toward obtaining additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to cover the spectrum of what customers may need for the aircraft.  Metro, with Genesys Aerosystems, recently received an STC for the installation of the Genesys Aerosystems Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) on the EC145e (BK117… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 13-Mar-17

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Registration opens for Future Helicopter Technology conference

Registration opens for Future Helicopter Technology conference

SMi Group Reports: Third Annual Future Helicopter Technology Event is now Open for Registration SMi Group is delighted to announce that registration is now open for the leading military conference, Future Helicopter Technology, taking place in Rome on 18th and 19th May 2017. Formerly held in Central and Eastern Europe, due to overwhelming feedback from… Read more »

Source: Future Helicopter Technology, 13-Mar-17

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Astronautics ad Vector sign MoU Agreement for Roadrunner™ EFI

Astronautics ad Vector sign MoU Agreement for Roadrunner™ EFI

Astronautics Corporation of America and Vector Aerospace have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work together to obtain supplemental type certificates (STCs) for installation of the Astronautics RoadRunner electronic flight instrument (EFI). As part of the agreement, Astronautics will be a preferred supplier to Vector, providing certified equipment, in addition to technical and product… Read more »

Source: Astronautics, 13-Mar-17

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ButcherJoseph & Co. Advises Helicopters, Inc. on Employee Buyout

ButcherJoseph & Co. Advises Helicopters, Inc. on Employee Buyout

ButcherJoseph & Co. (“ButcherJoseph”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to Helicopters, Inc. (“Helicopters” or the “Company”) on its sale to the Helicopters, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Plan (“ESOP”). Headquartered in Cahokia, IL, the Company is the largest lessor of helicopters to the domestic electronic news gathering industry. Helicopters, Inc. founder Stephen Lieber commented, “Helicopters,… Read more »

Source: ButcherJoseph & Co., 13-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Offers Continued Support for Commercial Black Hawk Operators

Sikorsky Offers Continued Support for Commercial Black Hawk Operators

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, remains committed to serving the growing technical and logistical support needs of more than 30 commercial operators who have acquired surplus UH-60A model helicopters from the U.S. Government. Sikorsky held an annual meeting with commercial Black Hawk operators during Heli-EXPO, the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-17

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Rotorcorp Participates in “Salute To Veterans” at Heli-Expo 2017

Rotorcorp Participates in “Salute To Veterans” at Heli-Expo 2017

Rotorcorp proudly supports Helicopter Association International “Salute to Veterans” at the 2017 HELI-EXPO in Dallas Texas. Reflecting HAI and Rotorcorp’s international presence, the Salute event recognized the value of service by active duty and prior service veterans from all branches and all countries around the globe. Nearly 100 men and women participated in the group… Read more »

Source: Rotorcrop, 13-Mar-17

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Aviall Extends Agreement for Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 Parts

Aviall Extends Agreement for Rolls-Royce M250 and RR300 Parts

Jason Propes, Senior Vice President, Rolls-Royce Helicopters and Light Turboprops, said, “We are excited about extending our long-term agreement with Aviall to benefit helicopter operators around the world. Rolls-Royce and Aviall have been working together for years and share a commitment to providing the best possible support for operators. Our innovative approach will ensure customers… Read more »

Source: Aviall, 13-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

Sikorsky Recognizes Helijet for 30 Years of Safe S-76 Flight Operations

Sikorsky also recognized Helijet President & CEO Daniel Sitnam for his dedication and commitment to safety, leadership and training throughout the 30-year journey. “It is with great pride that we highlight this long-standing relationship and recognize Helijet for the trust placed in Sikorsky helicopters for the past three decades,” said Sikorsky Vice President for Strategy… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 13-Mar-17

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Pathfinder Aviation Onboards Cirro Software

Pathfinder Aviation Onboards Cirro	Software

Pathfinder Aviation in Alaska is now using Cirro operations management software for its entire fleet of aircraft. Pathfinder is an industry-leading provider of helicopter services and logistical support, specializing in remote operations and extreme climates. The company provides strategic aviation support to a variety of industries including oil and gas exploration, mining operations, firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Cirro, 10-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters recognizes U.S. Coast Guard for reaching 1.5 million flight hours

Airbus Helicopters recognizes U.S. Coast Guard for reaching 1.5 million flight hours

Airbus Helicopters Inc. saluted the U.S. Coast Guard on Wednesday for its recent milestone achievement of reaching 1.5 million flight hours with the service’s fleet of MH-65 Dolphin patrol and search-and-rescue helicopters. From patrolling the skies over Lake Michigan to performing life-saving rescues in the Gulf of Mexico, the Coast Guard’s MH-65 Dolphin has become… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

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Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran signs Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy for first Bell 505 customer support contract

Safran is proud to announce the signing of the first 5Star Plans contract to support Arrius 2R engines operated by Bell 505 customers. This contract has been signed with the Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy that will operate two Bell 505 aircrafts. 5Star Plans is a new Safran Helicopter Engines support contract dedicated to customers operating… Read more »

Source: Safran, 10-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters’ Power Line Maintenance Mission Fit for RTE

Airbus Helicopters’ Power Line Maintenance Mission Fit for RTE

Airbus Helicopters’ UK design team has been contracted to deliver a power line maintenance customisation kit for H135s operated by RTE-STH, the helicopter division of French public utility company RTE.  The contract also requires customisation of an H135 allowing it to conduct the low-level, precision flying required for powerline surveillance and maintenance operations.  The EASA-certified… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace signs contract with the Italian Guardia di Finanza

Vector Aerospace signs contract with the Italian Guardia di Finanza

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has signed a two-year engine support contract with the Comando Generale della Guardia di Finanza (Italian Financial Police). The contract covers the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Rolls-Royce M250 engines installed on the agency’s fleet of NH500 light turbine helicopters,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 10-Mar-17

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Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world

Airbus H125 helicopters operating on the roof of the world

Ruo’er General Aviation Development Group (Ruo’er Group), one of the biggest general aviation companies operating flight support base and airport with comprehensive services in China, signed an letter of intent with Airbus Helicopters, for a total of 12 H125s with first confirmed order of four aircraft today at Heli-Expo. These H125s will be operated by… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

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Rolls-Royce announces new smart phone app

Rolls-Royce announces new smart phone app

Rolls-Royce has released a new smart phone app, bringing all the benefits of FIRST network helicopter support direct to the phones and tablets of operators. The Rolls-Royce FIRST (Fully Integrated Rolls-Royce Support Team) network is the authorized global support network for operators of M250 and RR300 engines, providing affordable, reliable support solutions. The new, free… Read more »

Source: Rolls Royce, 10-Mar-17

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CAE-Lider joint venture strengthens its training partnership with Leonardo Helicopters

CAE-Lider joint venture strengthens its training partnership with Leonardo Helicopters

CAE-Líder, the joint venture between CAE and Líder Aviação, and Leonardo Helicopters announced today at the 2017 Heli Expo the signature of an agreement to designate CAE-Líder as the Recognised Flight Simulation Centre (RFSC) for the delivery of OEM quality AW139 flight simulator hours supporting training in South America. The recently deployed AW139 full-flight simulator… Read more »

Source: CAE-Líder, 10-Mar-17

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Heliatica contracts Air Ambulance Technology for two EMS kits

Heliatica contracts Air Ambulance Technology for two EMS kits

Private Russian company HELIATICA signs a contract with Air Ambulance Technology GmbH for two state-of-the-art patient intensive care stations for Mil Mi-8MTV helicopters.  The HEMS kit will be supplied by Air Ambulance Technology (AAT) with medical floor, stretchers, oxygen station and provisions for the medical equipment. Upon delivery of the kits HELIATICA will integrate all… Read more »

Source: Heliatica, 10-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places Airbus H145 on Lease with Acher Aviation

Waypoint Leasing Places Airbus H145 on Lease with Acher Aviation

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has signed an agreement to lease an Airbus H145 helicopter to Acher Aviation (“Acher”), a leading operator in South Africa, supporting offshore oil and gas operations. Con Barber, Director of Middle East & Africa Sales and Relationship Management at… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing Places AW139 on Lease to PT. Air Born Indonesia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has closed a lease agreement with PT. Air Born Indonesia (“Air Born”), a provider of air transportation services in Indonesia, for one Leonardo AW139 helicopter previously operated by CHC, which will go on long-term lease in support of mining… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Mar-17

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Cost reductions efforts pay off on H125, H130 and H135 programs

Cost reductions efforts pay off on H125, H130 and H135 programs

Airbus Helicopters’ efforts in the field of customer satisfaction are paying off with a recent independent survey confirming a significant reduction in direct maintenance and direct operating costs (DMC and DOC) for the H125, H130 and H135 helicopters, further strengthening the competitiveness of these types on the helicopter market. A survey published late last year… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

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AirSuite Announces New System Integration with Flightdocs

AirSuite	Announces New System Integration with Flightdocs

Airsuite Inc., the Canadian-based provider of aviation operations software, Cirro, announces a new integration with Flightdocs, a US-based provider of maintenance and inventory management software. The integration will entail a seamless, two-way exchange of real-time flight and maintenance data between the two web-based platforms. “Our ability to integrate with Flightdocs and other software maintenance providers… Read more »

Source: Cirro, 10-Mar-17

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LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation division of the Libra Group, has today announced the delivery of the first Leonardo AW139 helicopter to Héli-Union SA. The brand-new AW139 will be leased from LCI to support Héli-Union’s growing activities in Asia.  France-based Héli-Union is a world-renowned helicopter operator, specialising in the support of oil and gas… Read more »

Source: LCI Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

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Web Manuals flies in to support ADAC Luftrettung

Web Manuals flies in to support ADAC Luftrettung

Web Manuals Sweden AB, developer of digital documentation solutions for the aviation industry, is having an early start to Heli Expo by signing German emergency medical helicopter service, ADAC Luftrettung, as its latest helicopter customer. ADAC Luftrettung, widely known as the pioneer of air rescue in Germany and having flown more than 900,000 missions since… Read more »

Source: Web Manuals, 09-Mar-17

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Trakka announces New TM-100 MAP and Video Management System

Trakka announces New TM-100 MAP and Video Management System

Trakka Systems announces the launch of its new TM-100 Map and Video Management system which will be launched at the HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas 7-9 March 2017. Trakka’s new TM-100 Map and Video Management System provides a cost effective, augmented reality mapping system with metadata video and audio recording capability that adds unparalleled mission… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 09-Mar-17

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Italian Guardia di Finanza pick TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight for new AW139s

Italian Guardia di Finanza pick TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight for new AW139s

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that Italian Guardia di Finanza have selected the TrakkaBeam A800 tactical searchlight for their new fleet of six AW139 multi-mission helicopters. “We are extremely pleased that the Trakkabeam has been chosen by Italy’s elite financial and customs police force, the Guardia di Finanza, for their very capable new fleet… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 09-Mar-17

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PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters, the first operator to install and fly with a new Donaldson dry media Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), is rapidly approaching 100 hours of flight operation using the new filter. Developed and produced by Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), the new filter is being flown on one… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 09-Mar-17

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New FlyScan service to help customers analyse helicopter HUMS data

New FlyScan service to help customers analyse helicopter HUMS data

The smart analysis of helicopter data has become an essential part of customer business operations today. The Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) – a fixture on many Airbus helicopter platforms and enriched by Helionix – generates a particularly rich amount of useful data that Airbus is now leveraging for the benefit of its customers…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Mar-17

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Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation make MRO special offers at Heli-Expo

Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation make MRO special offers at Heli-Expo

To celebrate their valued relationships, BBA Aviation Group companies Dallas Airmotive and H+S Aviation announced today that they are offering exclusive savings on qualifying Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services to rotorcraft customers who commit to service during Heli-Expo 2017. To launch the special offerings, the companies will hold a Customer Appreciation Reception on Wednesday,… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 09-Mar-17

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The New Outerlink IRIS system

The New Outerlink IRIS system

As part of the new Outerlink IRIS system, a full suite of software has been released to provide everything from global tracking and Push-To-Talk Radio to a user-friendly Flight Data Monitoring application. Where the IRIS system provides virtual live connection to the cockpit, the new IRIS Console gives customers a web-based software tool that displays… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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STAT Medevac Selects SKYTRAC for HAA-Compliant Flight Data Monitoring

STAT Medevac Selects SKYTRAC for HAA-Compliant Flight Data Monitoring

STAT MedEvac, the largest not-for-profit operated and dispatched helicopter air ambulance system in the United States, has selected SKYTRAC Flight Data Monitoring (FDM) with real-time data analytics for their fleet of EC135 and EC145 helicopters. The solution will provide STAT MedEvac with a fully FAA-compliant Helicopter Air Ambulance (HAA) flight data monitoring package and includes… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC Systems, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation increases presence in South America

Metro Aviation increases presence in South America

Metro Aviation has enjoyed a relationship with South America since the early 1990’s, but recently increased its presence with a conference for several Argentina provinces and the delivery of two aircraft, one for Brazil and one for Argentina. Metro hosted officials from the Argentina provinces of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Cordoba, Mendoza, Misiones, Tierra del Fuego… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive expand certifications in Abu Dhabi

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive expand certifications in Abu Dhabi

H+S Aviation and Dallas Airmotive, BBA Aviation Group companies, announced today that H+S Aviation’s facility in Abu Dhabi is now certified for Engine Repair and Overhaul services for customers from Oman and India. “We are proud to see our Abu Dhabi facility continue to grow its reputation in the rotorcraft industry as a trusted location… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 09-Mar-17

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Heli-One Poland Approved for Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair

Heli-One Poland Approved for Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has added capability for the Leonardo AW139 2nd Generation Exhaust Duct Repair. This proprietary repair can be performed in within 30 days and is a more affordable option for customers than replacement. Prior to the availability… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

Sikorsky and Bristow Group today announced that they are working to enter into a long-term agreement that establishes Bristow as Sikorsky’s preferred supplier for ab initio pilot training for Sikorsky aircraft customers at Bristow Academy. The announcement came at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT). The… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale

Leonardo expands presence of the bestselling AW139 in Japan with first VIP helicopter sale

Leonardo announced today a further expansion of its already significant presence in the Japan’s helicopter market with new contracts and deliveries, bringing total orders close to 160 units and aircraft fleet to nearly 120 units to date. A private customer has signed a contract for an AgustaWestland AW139 in VIP configuration marking the entrance of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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Heli-One and Helijet Sign Letter of Intent for Five-Year Sikorsky S76C+ Supply

Heli-One and Helijet Sign Letter of Intent for Five-Year Sikorsky S76C+ Supply

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent with Helijet International to provide fleet upgrade helicopter services utilizing Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft. As part of the agreement, up to six Sikorsky S-76C+ aircraft will be supplied and custom-completed for Helijet…. Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Milestone Aviation Helicopter Fleet Value Surpasses $4 Billion

Milestone Aviation Helicopter Fleet Value Surpasses $4 Billion

 Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, wrote $1 billion in leases and letters of intent in 2016, and the value of its helicopter fleet has now surpassed $4 billion. Recent successful transactions serving emergency medical services as well as the search and rescue segment place nearly a quarter of Milestone’s… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Helinet Aviation Names New VP of Aerial Film Production

Helinet Aviation Names New VP of Aerial Film Production

Helinet Aviation, one of the largest and most respected helicopter operators on the West Coast, announced today the appointment of Kevin LaRosa II as VP of Aerial Film Production. LaRosa brings his extensive experience in coordinating large scale aerial sequences and flying for Hollywood’s top films to Helinet’s growing production department. Known for his work… Read more »

Source: Helinet Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

–Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the signing of a purchase agreement for two Bell 429s by Nakanihon Air Service Co., Ltd. (NNK). The two new aircraft will be delivered later this year and will be used for Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). NNK purchased its first Bell Helicopter, a Bell 47G-2… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Mar-17

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Able Delivers 100th Flight Deck Upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam

Able Delivers 100th Flight Deck Upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced that it has delivered its 100th state-of-the-art flight deck upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam, the largest independently owned and operated membership-supported air ambulance service in the U.S. Completed for a mixed fleet of Bell 206 and Bell 407 helicopters, the upgrade ensures that Air… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 09-Mar-17

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Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo and Shanghai Zenisun Investment Co., Ltd (Shanghai Zenisun) announced today they will strengthen their strategic cooperation in the Chinese civil helicopter market by renewing the existing Distributorship Agreement with Sino-US Intercontinental, part of Shanghai Zenisun, as the sole distributor in China (including Hong Kong and Macau) of Leonardo’s civil products. These include the AW119,… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation receives Electronic Flight System STC for 145e

Metro Aviation receives Electronic Flight System STC for 145e

Since introducing the EC145e at HELI-EXPO in 2015, Metro Aviation has worked toward obtaining additional Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to cover the spectrum of what customers may need for the aircraft.  Metro, with Genesys Aerosystems, recently received an STC for the installation of the Genesys Aerosystems Electronic Flight Instrument System (EFIS) on the EC145e (BK117… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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DGA Group Offers Investment Opportunities in Asia’s General Aviation Sector

DGA Group Offers Investment Opportunities in Asia’s General Aviation Sector

Dragon General Aviation Group (DGA) http://www.dga.group was launched today as a specialist Asian general aviation group. DGA will hold interests in L’VOYAGE, a Hong Kong-based private jet chartering company; Aerochine, the official Greater China representative for Bell Helicopter; and Aero Infinity, an aviation financing and consulting company based in South East Asia. Together, the Group… Read more »

Source: DGA Group, 09-Mar-17

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Heli-One Introduces External Operations Visual Monitoring Upgrade for Sikorsky S-92

Heli-One Introduces External Operations Visual Monitoring Upgrade for Sikorsky S-92

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has developed an upgrade for the Sikorsky S-92 helicopter that is designed to enhance safety and situational awareness. This economical solution features two tail boom-mounted cameras that monitor the engine and cargo door operations in real-time. Two additional cameras can be mounted… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation began in 1982 as a helicopter charter, flight training and maintenance operation.  Today, it is the largest air medical completion center in the world and operates more than 140 aircraft for 36 programs across the United States. This year, the company celebrates its 35th anniversary and is reflecting on its strong heritage and… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Lightest Ever Compact Autopilot for Helicopters Unveiled

Lightest Ever Compact Autopilot for Helicopters Unveiled

On the opening day of the Heliexpo 2017 exhibition, Thales has unveiled the smallest lightest autopilot in the market. The Thales Compact Autopilot opens up the use of autopilot systems to all sizes of rotorcraft. System architecture drastically simplified to equip new built helicopters and upgrade existing fleets especially for SAR, EMS and HLS operators…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, unveiled its new lightweight medical interior at the 2017 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show on March 7. The system was developed to address current operator needs for a low weight, functional system that can be reconfigured quickly.  LifePort, AMRG and Airbus Helicopters Inc. in Grand Prairie, Texas, collaborated to design a… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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Saab Certifies Axnes PNG System for AW139

Saab Certifies Axnes PNG System for AW139

Axnes AS is pleased to announce that the defense and security company, Saab, through cooperation with Axnes will move ahead with an STC and installation kit project to perform installation of Axnes’ new PNG wireless intercom system into the Leonardo AW139 platform. This will enable existing AW139 operators to retrofit their helicopters with the professional PNG… Read more »

Source: Saab, 09-Mar-17

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Meridian Helicopters Selects Quantum Control MRO and Logistics Software

Meridian Helicopters Selects Quantum Control MRO and Logistics Software

Component Control announced today that Meridian Helicopters, LLC, an aviation services company that specializes in helicopter brokering, long-term leasing and maintenance, has selected Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to enhance its inventory tracking, future planning capabilities and customer service. “We expect 2017 to be a record year for us in helicopter leasing and brokerage… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 09-Mar-17

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LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced today that it has delivered four shipsets of cabin and cockpit floor armor for Columbia Helicopters’ 107-II aircraft (commercial equivalent to the Boeing CH-46).  The armor is designed to protect crew members while operating in hazardous environments. Sikorsky is a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT). Through years of experience and… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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Aerometals employee receives Whirly Girls scholarship award

Aerometals employee receives Whirly Girls scholarship award

Aerometals is proud to announce that Michelle Hovey has been awarded a 2017 Whirly Girls scholarship.  Raised in northern California, Michelle has been with Aerometals since early 2016.  Working in the fabrication and assembly department, Michelle brings her aviation knowledge to bear on a daily basis.  In addition to being a private pilot, Michelle is… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 09-Mar-17

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Esterline Announces STC for its CMA-6800 Display Solution on the S-76B/C Helicopter

Esterline Announces STC for its CMA-6800 Display Solution on the S-76B/C Helicopter

Esterline Avionics Systems is pleased to announce that DAC International, a subsidiary of Aero Precision Holdings LP, has received Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) approval to install the Esterline CMA-6800 LCD Display on the S-76B/C helicopter. The STC includes approvals for the S-76B, S-76C+ and S-76C++ models. Cisco Hernandez, President of DAC International, said: “We believe… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 09-Mar-17

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Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Thales unveils new connected functionalities on Avionics 2020 future cockpit for helicopters

Avionics 2020 is the most advanced future avionics cockpit in the market and only next generation connected cockpit ready for certification Avionics 2020 is Thales’s next generation helicopter avionics suite, founded on the principles of natural and direct hands-on interaction using full touchscreen functionalities and interfaces structured to be task oriented and ease flight crew… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Bell and DART partner for B505 emergency flotation system STC

Bell and DART partner for B505 emergency flotation system STC

DART Aerospace has announced its partnership with Bell Helicopter on the design and development of an emergency flotation system (EFS) Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. This solution will be the Bell factory-offered 505 flotation system and will be co-marketed by both Bell Helicopter and DART. The Transport Canada… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 09-Mar-17

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Thales unveils new eyes out solutions for civil helicopters

Thales unveils new eyes out solutions for civil helicopters

Drawing on the established know-how and proven military solutions that Thales has gained from TopOwl and Scorpion, this eyes-out system is a full-color head-up civil helicopter solution that is compatible with all types of helmets and head-worn equipment. It provides a multiplier effect to achieve success on the most difficult missions, whether by day or… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas, including: firefighting,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Mar-17

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HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

HAI President Matt Zuccaro opened the 2017 Safety Symposium with a presentation of the integration of Unmanned Aerial Systems into the National Airspace System. Zuccaro explained how the technology behind UAS is one that we should aim to develop. He goes further to say that such technology will bring business to helicopter operators and that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

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Aintree University Hospital Starts Helipad Construction

Aintree University Hospital Starts Helipad Construction

Aintree University Hospital has started construction of their recently approved helipad. Coming to a cost of £1 million, the new helipad is expected to be finished by the summer. BAM Construction are building the new landing area, reports Good News Liverpool. The news of a helipad has been met with much enthusiasm, from both medical… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

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