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Boston MedFlight Completes FAA Part 135 Certificate Licensure

Boston MedFlight Completes FAA Part 135 Certificate Licensure

Boston MedFlight, a nonprofit organization founded thirty-two years ago that provides critical care medical transport by air and ground, is pleased to announce that it has completed the process to secure its own Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-issued Part 135 Operating Certificate.  On Friday, March 3, 2017, Boston MedFlight completed its first patient transport under the… Read more »

Source: Boston MedFlight, 21-Mar-17

New Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross

New Helicopter Aircrew Training System at HMAS Albatross

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, and Member for Gilmore, Ann Sudmalis MP, today inspected progress in the development of a $157 million Helicopter Aircrew Training System at 816 Squadron at HMAS Albatross. Minister Payne said the project will provide state of the art training facilities for Navy and Army aviators. “The new… Read more »

Source: Defence Minister Australia, 21-Mar-17

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Southeast Aerospace receives the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence

Southeast Aerospace receives the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence

Southeast Aerospace is pleased to announce that we have received the FAA’s Gold Award of Excellence. The Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMT) awards program was developed by the FAA to encourage technicians and employers to receive or promote initial and recurring maintenance training. The FAA recognizes these technicians and employers by issuing awards for receiving, promoting… Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 21-Mar-17

Vector Aerospace employee named UK’s Technician of the Year

Vector Aerospace employee named UK’s Technician of the Year

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, congratulates its talented engineer Katie Gray on winning a prestigious UK Technician of the Year award. Katie, a Technical Supervisor at Vector Aerospace Component Services in Almondbank, Perth, beat off strong competition to be named the Technician of the… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 21-Mar-17

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods and FlightSafety announce new training facility in Colorado

Air Methods (NASDAQ: AIRM), the global leader in emergency air medical services, and FlightSafety International, the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays, today announced the new FlightSafety Learning Center in Denver. In addition, Air Methods and FlightSafety recently welcomed the second of four FlightSafety-built Level-D qualified… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 21-Mar-17

Canada Introduces Recreational Drone Rules

Canada Introduces Recreational Drone Rules

Canadians expect to feel safe on the ground and in the sky. The number of incidents involving recreational drones has more than tripled since 2014, prompting the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport to introduce a measure to prevent the reckless use of drones that is putting the safety of Canadians at risk. Today at… Read more »

Source: Transport Canada, 21-Mar-17

Seacoast Helicopters Gets Green Light on Hangar Lease

Seacoast Helicopters Gets Green Light on Hangar Lease

Seacoast Helicopters was given the go ahead on Thursday by the Pease Development Authority’s Board of Directors for a lease to build a new hangar. The new facility will consist of 9,600 square-feet and will be located just off 53 Exeter Street. As reported by NH1, the project will come to a cost of $1.7… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-17

Valley Med Flight Invites Public to New Hangar

Valley Med Flight Invites Public to New Hangar

November 2016 saw the opening of the new Valley Med Flight hangar at OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group campus. Recently, the hangar was available to the pubic in an open house setting. The new hangar was built in two and a half months and is complete with office space, space for their AStar… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Mar-17

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Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing, U.S. Army Sign $3.4B Contract for 268 AH-64E Apache Helicopters

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. government recently signed a five-year, $3.4 billion contract through which the Army, and a customer outside the U.S., will acquire the latest Apache attack helicopter at a significant savings to taxpayers. This is the first multi-year agreement for the Apache “E” variant. The Army will receive 244 remanufactured Apaches… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 20-Mar-17

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ASG Releases Year End 2016 Civil Helicopter Fleet Report

ASG Releases Year End 2016 Civil Helicopter Fleet Report

Hong Kong business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) is releasing its highly-anticipated Year End 2016 Asia Pacific Civil Helicopter Fleet Report. This is the fourth consecutive year ASG has produced the report and it again features a detailed breakdown of the Asia-Pacific helicopter fleet (excluding pistons) by fleet size, replacement cost, mission segments,… Read more »

Source: Asian Sky Group, 20-Mar-17

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First Flight for Australian Composite Blades

First Flight for Australian Composite Blades

Together with Perth’s Heliwest Services, Van Horn Aviation (VHA), Bell Helicopter’s subsidiary Aeronautical Accessories have successfully fitted a pair of composite main rotor blades onto an Australian Bell 206B Jet Ranger. The blades from VHA are guaranteed to extend the service life from 18,000 hours to 20,000. The blades have NASA designed laminar-flow airfoil, carbon… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-17

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Motorflug starts German military training contract with JetRangers

Motorflug starts German military training contract with JetRangers

German operator Motorflug has commenced operations this week on the military training contract at the Buckeburg base.  Motorflug were awarded the contract in December 2016 after successfully bidding with six Bell 206 JetRangers. After the German military made the decision to discontinue using Bo105s, they needed a basic training helicopter, and most basic level aircraft… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 17-Mar-17

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Helicopter ambulance crew opts for Swedish flight suits

Helicopter ambulance crew opts for Swedish flight suits

Operating just south of the polar circle, the helicopter ambulance (HEMS) crew at Lycksele Airport face severe weather conditions every day. They recently chose to upgrade their equipment with the AUK Protection G1 flight suit. “It’s outstanding, the best flight suit I’ve worn in my career”, says pilot Lars-Göran Falk. This Babcock Scandinavian Air Ambulance (BSAA)… Read more »

Source: AUK Protection, 17-Mar-17

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BowTie Methodology Presented at Heli Expo 2017

BowTie Methodology Presented at Heli Expo 2017

Sharon Grey and Nathan Predoehl, Principals of the Mentair Group, assisted Mr. Gerald Kosbab at the Heli Expo last week. Ms. Grey and Mr. Predoehl have extensive experience in quality and safety management systems auditing. Mentair Group, an aviation consulting group, has been following Mr. Kosbab’s efforts over the past three years to provide the… Read more »

Source: Mentair Group, 17-Mar-17

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Johnson & Weaver Investigates the Fairness of Proposed Sale of Air Methods

Johnson & Weaver Investigates the Fairness of Proposed Sale of Air Methods

Shareholder rights law firm Johnson & Weaver, LLP has launched an investigation into whether the board members of Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ: AIRM) breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed sale of the Company to affiliates of American Securities LLC. Air Methods provides air medical emergency transport services and systems in the United… Read more »

Source: Johnson & Weaver, LLP, 17-Mar-17

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Lawyer, Lynda Grant, Investigates Air Methods for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

Lawyer, Lynda Grant, Investigates Air Methods for Potential Breaches of Fiduciary Duty

Lynda J. Grant, an attorney with over 30 years of experience representing wronged shareholders and consumers and a New York Metro Superlawyer, announces that TheGrantLawFirm, PLLC is investigating the proposed acquisition of Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM) (“Air Methods” or the “Company”) by American Securities, LLC (“American Securities”), in a going private transaction for $43.00 per… Read more »

Source: TheGrantLawFirm, 17-Mar-17

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Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA’s Diamond Maintenance Award

Air Evac Lifeteam Earns FAA’s Diamond Maintenance Award

Air Evac Lifeteam, the nation’s leading helicopter air ambulance provider, is now the largest Part 135 aviation operator to receive the Federal Aviation Administration’s Diamond Maintenance Award. The FAA’s St. Louis Flight District Standards Office presented the award on Tuesday, March 14 at the Air Evac Lifeteam corporate headquarters in O’Fallon, Mo. Seth Myers, president… Read more »

Source: Air Evac Lifeteam, 17-Mar-17

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HNZ Group Reports 2016 Year-end Results

HNZ Group Reports 2016 Year-end Results

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, today announced its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. Financial Highlights Quarters ended December 31, Fiscal years ended December 31, (in thousands of dollars, except per share data) 2016… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 17-Mar-17

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SEA supplies Helicopter Simulator technology to Air Ambulance Sector

SEA supplies Helicopter Simulator technology to Air Ambulance Sector

The simulator comprises a large curved screen in the cockpit and 42-inch touch screen monitor in the rear compartment. The system enables members of the public to experience a helicopter take off as well as giving them the opportunity to learn more about the aircraft (EC135 helicopter), the aircrew   and the on board medical equipment… Read more »

Source: SEA, 17-Mar-17

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UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2017

UK AAIB Bulletin – March 2017

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 16-Mar-17

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Deadline for UAE Helipad Certification

Deadline for UAE Helipad Certification

January 2018 has now been decided, by the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, as the deadline for the certification of all private and commercial helipads, with the exception of hi-rise towers. This certification process began in 2012, with the first certification being the helipad atop Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, reports Arabian Business.

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-17

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Queen Victoria Hospital Closer to Helipad

Queen Victoria Hospital Closer to Helipad

The vision for a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital is soon to be a reality, with volunteers having raised $380,000 so far. Steven Hui, Revelstoke District Health Foundation’s chair, has commented that they are expecting “big announcements” in the coming weeks. The Health Foundation started fundraising in November, and with a few months to go,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters appoints new Head of Engineering

Airbus Helicopters appoints new Head of Engineering

Alain Flourens will take over as Head of Engineering at Airbus Helicopters on 1st July, including taking up a role as a member of the Executive Committee of the company.  A two month overlap period is planned with the current incumbent – Jean-Brice Dumont – who is moving to be Headof Engineering at Airbus Commercial… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Mar-17

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Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III Earns Governor’s Safety Award

Life Link III will be recognized for excellence in workplace safety and health at the Governor’s Safety Awards luncheon on May 18, 2017, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Life Link III is one of 266 employers to be honored through the awards program, coordinated by the Minnesota Safety Council. “We thank Life Link III for… Read more »

Source: Life Link lll, 16-Mar-17

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Airbus H160 program update

Airbus H160 program update

Airbus Helicopters told HeliHub.com recently that the H160 program is on schedule and they seem very pleased with progress.  They are unable to release a prototype from the testing phase for Heli-Expo, but they have a Virtual Reality simulation on their booth in Dallas in place of an actual airframe. We have separated our update into… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-17

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Concorde High Capacity RG-427 Now Available for Bell 407 and Bell 427

Concorde High Capacity RG-427 Now Available for Bell 407 and Bell 427

Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce that Rotorcraft Support Inc. of Van Nuys California has received a FAA STC to install the RG-427, 34 Ah battery, in Bell 407 and Bell 427 helicopters. Operators have requested a higher capacity battery for the Bell 407 as this helicopter is often used in high cyclic and… Read more »

Source: Concorde, 15-Mar-17

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CNC Technologies Adds Two Experts to Its Team

CNC Technologies Adds Two Experts to Its Team

CNC Technologies, an aviation technology and wireless communications company serving the law enforcement, military and government markets, has further enhanced its industry-leading expertise with the addition of Joakim Lundmark and Ed Van Winkle to the company’s team. Both will be using their considerable experience and skills to give CNC clients the very best in prompt… Read more »

Source: CNC Technologies, 15-Mar-17

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Concorde Battery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde Battery Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Concorde Battery Corporation, established in 1977, is celebrating 40 years in business. Concorde is proud to have provided quality batteries with world renowned support to the general aviation community for four decades out of our West Covina, California facility. Concorde has developed a culture dedicated to the success and satisfaction of our employees and customers…. Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 15-Mar-17

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Grant Opportunity for Aviation Students to Attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Grant Opportunity for Aviation Students to Attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

For the seventh year in a row, the CHC Safety & Quality Summit, in collaboration with Dr. Scott Shappell and Dr. Doug Wiegmann, developers of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), is providing aviation students from around the world with the opportunity to apply to attend the CHC Safety & Quality Summit at… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 15-Mar-17

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Concorde Battery approved for AS332

Concorde Battery approved for AS332

Concorde Battery Corporation is pleased to announce the TSO C173a approved RG-332 series batteries exclusively designed as drop in replacements for Airbus Helicopters AS332C, AS332C1, AS332L, AS332L1, AS332L2 and EC225LP Aircraft. The RG-332 series consists of a non?heated (RG-332-1) and heated (RG-332-2) 44 Ah, 24 volt battery designed to replace the original equipment 43 Ah… Read more »

Source: Concorde Battery, 15-Mar-17

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Air Methods Enters into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by American Securities

Air Methods Enters into Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired by American Securities

Air Methods Corporation (NASDAQ:AIRM), a global leader in air medical transportation and air tourism, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of American Securities LLC. Under the terms of the agreement, affiliates of American Securities will acquire all outstanding shares of Air Methods for $43.00 per share… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 15-Mar-17

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New AW139s Unable to Land on Northern New South Wales Helipads

New AW139s Unable to Land on Northern New South Wales Helipads

New AW139 rescue helicopters have hit a snag in Northern New South Wales, as they are too large for the helipads, causing an excess downwash. These helicopters are now unable to land at eight of the regional helipads. Adam Marshalls, Northern Tablelands MP, has commented how he is perplexed at how health management did not… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Mar-17

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DHART Welcomes New Helicopter

DHART Welcomes New Helicopter

Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Advance Response Team (DHART) has recently added a new EC-135 helicopter to their team. Costing $6 million, the craft has the latest safety features and instruments. As well has having an extra 180 pounds of lift, the helicopter can hold more fuel, making its flight time much longer, reports WCAX.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Mar-17

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Approval Given for Queens Medical Centre Helipad

Approval Given for Queens Medical Centre Helipad

Queen’s Medical Centre has finally received approval for the construction of a helipad. Currently, air ambulances are landing on the sports fields of University of Nottingham and then transported to the hospital via road ambulance. The use of a helipad will cut transfer times from 20 minutes to 2 minutes, reports West Brigford Wire.

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Mar-17

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Bell 206 production finally stops later in 2017

Bell 206 production finally stops later in 2017

As the Bell 505 gets certified and starts flying with customers, it is thus appropriate to mark the final closure of the Bell 206 series production lines.  Bell have recently confirmed to HeliHub.com that 2017 is indeed the last year of production for the seven seat 206L4 LongRanger IV.  The five seat Bell 206B JetRanger line… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-Mar-17

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HNZ Group announces contract to support Nova Scotia offshore operations

HNZ Group announces contract to support Nova Scotia offshore operations

HNZ Group Inc. (TSX: HNZ) (the “Corporation”), an international provider of helicopter transportation and related support services, announced today it has secured a new, multi-year contract to provide helicopter services to support ExxonMobil Canada and Encana Corporation’s activities offshore Nova Scotia, Canada. “We are pleased to have been awarded this contract and look forward to… Read more »

Source: HNZ Group, 14-Mar-17

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Westwind selects L3’s Lynx NGT-9000 for the ADS-B Solution

Westwind selects L3’s Lynx NGT-9000 for the  ADS-B Solution

L3 Aviation Products announced today that the Lynx® NGT-9000 has been selected by Westwind Helicopters as the ADS-B solution for its Bell 407 transport helicopters operating onshore and offshore in the Gulf of Mexico to support oil & gas operations. Installations of the Lynx units are underway, ahead of the 2020 ADS-B mandate. In addition,… Read more »

Source: L3 Aviation Products, 14-Mar-17

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Work begins on £1M helipad at Aintree Hospital

Work begins on £1M helipad at Aintree Hospital

Work has started on a £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital funded by the HELP Appeal, which will give seriously injured patients arriving by air ambulances immediate access to the Emergency Department and specialist treatment . This new helipad will serve patients from across Cheshire and Merseyside, and will reduce transfer time for patients in… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 14-Mar-17

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M International Team Awarded Two Prestigious Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International Team Awarded Two Prestigious Rolls-Royce M250 Awards

M International is pleased to announce its world-class portfolio companies Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) was presented with the Rolls-Royce M250 Program TEAMWORK award along with Airborne Engines, Ltd (AEL) receiving this year’s MOST IMPROVED award. “These two awards represent the combined efforts of every employee at Keystone and Airborne who are committed to continuous… Read more »

Source: M International, 14-Mar-17

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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