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Rostec Signs an Agreement to Promote Helicopters in South-East Asia

Rostec Signs an Agreement to Promote Helicopters in South-East Asia

Russian Helicopters Holding, Singapore company Progression Pte. Ltd. and the Russia-Singapore Business Council (RSBC) have signed an agreement on cooperation and joint collaboration with the Centre for Overseas Promotion of Russian High-tech Companies and Presentation of Investment Projects. The document was signed by Andrei Shibitov, Deputy CEO for Production and Innovation of the Russian Helicopters, Director of… Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 14-Dec-17

Aurora Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Helicopter

Aurora Demonstrates Fully Autonomous Helicopter

Aurora Flight Sciences conducted a successful demonstration of the company’s autonomous helicopter system developed under the Office of Naval Research’s (ONR) Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) program. Held at Marine Corps Base Quantico’s Urban Training Center, the AACUS-Enabled UH-1H (AEH-1) conducted multiple flights, showcasing its ability to autonomously execute re-supply missions in relevant and… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 14-Dec-17

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Airbus promotes carbon content in colour scheme of third H160 prototype

Airbus promotes carbon content in colour scheme of third H160 prototype

The third H160 prototype has received a fresh coat of paint and now features a striking “carbon” livery designed as a nod to the Airbus A350 XWB MSN2 flight-test aircraft. Both aircraft are produced using advanced composite materials supplied by Airbus’ long term partner, Hexcel. The H160 is the first civil helicopter equipped with a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Dec-17

Falcon Aviation earns IS-BAH Accreditation

Falcon Aviation earns IS-BAH Accreditation

Falcon Aviation is celebrating the completion of its first anniversary at its FBO in the VIP Terminal at Al Maktoum International Airport (Dubai South) with the news that it has been awarded International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling (IS-BAH) certification. The accreditation was received by the company on 30th November following a third-party audit by… Read more »

Source: Falcon Aviation, 14-Dec-17

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand Team Up

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand Team Up

Northland Rescue Helicopter and Fire and Emergency New Zealand have joined together in order to save time and lives. The plan is to have St John flight medics and two firefighters flown to the scene, where they can begin helping people who are trapped and need to be cut free. Having experienced firemen on scene… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Dec-17

HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Claude Vuichard, of Bern, Switzerland, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Safety Award. This award, honoring those who have excelled in promoting safety in the helicopter industry, will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018… Read more »

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HAI announces Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award winner

HAI announces Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Christchurch Helicopters, of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award. This award is presented to the person or organization that best demonstrates the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

HAI announces Lightspeed Aviation Communication Award winner

HAI announces Lightspeed Aviation Communication Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Frank Colucci, of Iselin, New Jersey, and senior contributing editor of Vertiflite, the magazine of American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award is given to the individual or organization achieving… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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CHC Group Appoints New CFO

CHC Group Appoints New CFO

CHC Group today announced the appointment of Scott Thanisch, as senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO). Thanisch has served as CHC’s interim CFO since October with responsibility for the Company’s global finance organization. “We are delighted to have Scott take on the CFO role at such an important point in CHC’s transformation,” said… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Dec-17

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HAI announces MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award winner

HAI announces MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Riverside County (CA) Sheriff’s Department Deputies Eric Bashta and Jerry Osterloh are the 2018 recipients of the Salute to Excellence MD Helicopters Law Enforcement Award. The officers will receive the award at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. On the night… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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ADsoftware announces Heli Air Monaco contract

ADsoftware announces Heli Air Monaco contract

ADSoftware is proud to announce a contract with Heli Air Monaco, Monaco’s flag carrier. The partnership reinforces ADSoftware’s position as Europe’s industry leader in the development and application of ERP software for equipment maintenance and MRO, including CAMO certification. With 55 airlines across 38 countries utilising its AIRPACK ERP, ADSoftware consolidates its position in the… Read more »

Source: ADsoftware, 13-Dec-17

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Life Link III to add Wisconsin base in 2018

Life Link III to add Wisconsin base in 2018

Life Link III is pleased to announce that Marshfield Clinic Health System will be joining as a member of the Life Link III consortium and plans to establish a new base of operations in Marshfield, Wisconsin with initial coverage beginning in early 2018 with full operations ramping up in the following months. Marshfield Clinic Health… Read more »

Source: Life Link III, 13-Dec-17

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East/West Earns FAA Repair Station Certification

East/West Earns FAA Repair Station Certification

East/West Industries has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as an FAA Part 145 Repair Station (Air Agency Certificate No. 9EWR601C), the company announced today. East/West Industries designs, manufactures and maintains aircraft seats and other products critical to crew safety and survival from a 50,000 square foot facility on Long Island, where the… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 13-Dec-17

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Bristow Announces Public Offering of $125 Million Convertible Senior Notes

Bristow Announces Public Offering of $125 Million Convertible Senior Notes

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, $125 million aggregate principal amount of convertible senior notes due 2023 (the “notes”), through an underwritten offering registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. The company intends to grant the underwriters an option to purchase… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 13-Dec-17

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CHC Announces Partnership with Engineering School

CHC Announces Partnership with Engineering School

CHC Helicopter and the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School announced the beginning of a local partnership in Guyana that will include four scholarships for deserving students to continue to pursue their Aircraft Maintenance Engineer’s Licence as well as the provision of additional educational resources, such as time-expired helicopter parts and airframes, in… Read more »

Source: CHC, 13-Dec-17

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Airbus adds four helicopters to Philippines fleet

Airbus adds four helicopters to Philippines fleet

Airbus Helicopters celebrated the on-schedule delivery of four new helicopters to its Philippine customers, through its regional delivery and completion centre in Singapore recently. Three helicopters will join PhilJets’ growing fleet, including the first H145 for the leading boutique business aviation operator, while a new H155 will be operated by a healthcare provider. Together with… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Dec-17

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HAI announces Pilot of the Year Award winner

HAI announces Pilot of the Year Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Maria Rodriguez, of St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), a pilot for Caribbean Buzz, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award. The award recognizes an outstanding single feat performed by a helicopter pilot during the year or… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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Bell completes milestone 5000th helicopter at Mirabel

Bell completes milestone 5000th helicopter at Mirabel

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that the company’s Canadian facility located in Mirabel has completed its 5,000th aircraft. The aircraft, a Bell 407GXP, will be owned by China’s Shaanxi Helicopter Co. Ltd. (SHC), which had signed a purchase agreement for 100 Bell 407GXPs earlier this year. “This is an incredible… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Dec-17

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UTair to take delivery of two Mi-171A2 in 2018 Q1

UTair to take delivery of two Mi-171A2 in 2018 Q1

UTair is looking to receive two Mi-171A2 helicopters in 2018’s first quarter. Their first group of ground personnel and pilots have received training for the craft. It will be used mainly for passenger flights within Russia, reports Russian Aviation Insider.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-17

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Duke Life Flight EC145 crash leads to lawsuit against Safran and pilot

Duke Life Flight EC145 crash leads to lawsuit against Safran and pilot

Families of two of the four victims of the Duke Life Flight crash are filing a lawsuit against Safran Helicopter Engines. The families claim that the manufacturer knew the possibility of engine fires after the FAA issued a bulletin about potential engine issues. The bulletin came after the crash of the same helicopter type in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Dec-17

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LifePort Receives FAA STC for Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection

LifePort Receives FAA STC for Bell 412EP Ballistic Protection

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, has been granted an FAA Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) to equip the Bell 412EP aircraft with a Ballistic Protection System (BPS). System benefits include: 30% lighter weight than other systems NIJ Level III multi-hit ballistic protection Combat proven in harsh environments Various durability levels to accommodate even the most challenging missions… Read more »

Source: LifePort, 12-Dec-17

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HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

HeliOffshore and Honeywell Successfully Demonstrate HTAWS Safety Capability

Efforts to advance the development and implementation of enhanced Helicopter Terrain Awareness and Warning Systems (HTAWS) took a step forward last month with the completion of simulator trials of Honeywell’s EGPWS MKXXII HTAWS solution. Effective collision avoidance is fundamental to helicopter safety, and a collaborative project involving multiple stakeholders is working to give pilots earlier… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-Dec-17

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Bell delivers 4 B412EPs to Argentina

Bell delivers 4 B412EPs to Argentina

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of four Bell 412EP helicopters to Argentina. The Government of Argentina will use these aircraft for search and rescue operations, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, peacekeeping support, scientific operations in the Antarctic, and other missions. “This is an important milestone for Bell Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 12-Dec-17

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Italy orders 8 more AW139s for public service and security operations

Italy orders 8 more AW139s for public service and security operations

Leonardo announced today further orders for its AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopter for public service and security operations in Italy, with contracts for eight aircraft valued at approximately 112 million euro. The Italian Coast Guard has signed a contract for two AW139s to perform search and rescue missions, with deliveries to be completed by the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 12-Dec-17

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AHS Remembers Dean Carico (1944-2017)

AHS Remembers Dean Carico (1944-2017)

Gerald Dean Carico, 73, a US Navy aerospace engineer, passed away on Nov. 18, 2017. Carico was a driving force in Navy and Army rotary wing flight test, and especially dynamic interface simulation, for more than 40 years. At the time of his retirement, he was the senior aerospace engineer at Rotary Wing Ship Suitability… Read more »

Source: AHS, 12-Dec-17

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Kailash Helicopter to start Nepal operation in February 2018

Kailash Helicopter to start Nepal operation in February 2018

Kailash Helicopter ,a new helicopter charter company  received No-Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) today. Kailash is headed to introduce a brand new Airbus AS350 B3e in its fleet to start its service by February 2018. It can be expected that the company is now in final preparations to initialize its service…. Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 11-Dec-17

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Pawan Hans staff to bid for Government 51% stake

Pawan Hans staff to bid for Government 51% stake

The All India Civil Aviation Employees’ Union, made up of over 300 workers, is planning to purchase the government’s 51% stake of Pawan Hans. The stake is valued at Rs 500 crore, reports India Times. They are currently drawing up a proposal and should the plan go ahead, it will be known as a “historic… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-17

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Bell develops delivery drone prototype

Bell develops delivery drone prototype

Bell is currently developing an autonomous vehicle that will be able to deliver up to 1,000 pounds of cargo to customers’ doorsteps. They are working on a prototype called APT; Automatic Pod Transport. They hope that one day it can be used by retailers like Amazon or even for the army, reports Star telegram.

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-17

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San Jose City Council approves Airbus H125 to replace H120

San Jose City Council approves Airbus H125 to replace H120

The San Jose Police Department are finally getting a new helicopter to replace their H120. Their aging aircraft has been in use for 16, almost double the usual life span. They have been given a budget of $5.2 million for their new Airbus H125 helicopter, reports Mercury News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Dec-17

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BALPA to support the North Sea pilot community

BALPA to support the North Sea pilot community

It’s been an extremely tough few years for offshore helicopter firms in the North Sea. The downturn in the oil and gas industry has hit the local economy hard and the knock-on effect has been redundancies at both CHC Helicopters and Bristow Helicopters. For those facing the news that their jobs are on the line… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 11-Dec-17

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AHS publishes Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability conference proceedings

AHS publishes Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability conference proceedings

Proceedings CD-ROMs and individual papers are now available for two recent AHS International technical meetings. CD-ROMs are available for $105 for AHS members and $145.00 for non-members. The AHS International Technical Meeting on Rotorcraft Structures and Survivability was held Oct. 24-26 in Hampton, Virginia, sponsored by the AHS Hampton Roads Chapter. It was a great success… Read more »

Source: AHS, 11-Dec-17

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VNH South completes 2017 Customer Conference

VNH South completes 2017 Customer Conference

With purpose of expressing gratitude to customers and partners, VNH South successfully organized the 2017 Customer Conference with the theme “Toward new horizons” at The Pullman Vungtau on December 8, 2017. Despite the fact that 2017 remains a challenging year for the company: the EC-225 and Super Puma L2 fleet have not got out of… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 11-Dec-17

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Cornwall Air Ambulance wins Investing in Volunteers award

Cornwall Air Ambulance wins Investing in Volunteers award

Cornwall Air Ambulance has been awarded the Investing in Volunteers quality standard for the excellent work the lifesaving charity does with volunteers. It is only the second time an organisation in Cornwall has achieved the prestigious national award*. The charity was assessed against a range of best practice standards and proved to excel in all… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 11-Dec-17

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Midlands Air Ambulance wins Campaign of the Year award

Midlands Air Ambulance wins Campaign of the Year award

MAAC was recently named the winner of the Campaign of the Year category at the Association of Air Ambulances’ Awards of Excellence 2017. The organisation’s 25th anniversary year, Air25, was chosen by the judging panel as the winning campaign, which ran throughout 2016. The charity team demonstrated excellent levels of engagement with loyal supporters and… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 11-Dec-17

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Med-Trans Now Operating From New Headquarters in Texas

Med-Trans Now Operating From New Headquarters in Texas

National air medical transport leader Med-Trans Corporation has moved its headquarters operations into a new building at the Denton Enterprise Airport. The new 31,500 square foot facility includes 24,000 square feet of office and classroom space in addition to 7,500 square feet of hangar accommodations. The facility becomes Med-Trans’ principal base of operations, including the… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 11-Dec-17

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AHS Remembers Barney McCormick (1926-2017)

AHS Remembers Barney McCormick (1926-2017)

Dr. Barnes Warnock McCormick, Jr., Boeing Professor Emeritus at The Pennsylvania State University, passed away on Oct. 29 at the age of 91. At Penn State, McCormick’s impact on academia, industry and government spanned nearly 60 years, and his teaching inspired and guided the careers of countless engineers at work today in the global vertical flight technical… Read more »

Source: AHS, 11-Dec-17

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Input on Compressor Events Needed For CAP437 Helideck Guidance

Input on Compressor Events Needed For CAP437 Helideck Guidance

Safety management and training company Thought Process Ltd is developing a programme to raise awareness of CAP437 standards for helicopter landing areas. The programme is intended to give offshore helicopter operations personnel a sound understanding of the design criteria for helidecks, as well as associated offshore environmental factors and helicopter performance. The HeliOffshore member company… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 11-Dec-17

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Falcon Aviation Services picks Rusada maintenance software

Falcon Aviation Services picks Rusada maintenance software

Falcon Aviation Services, the Abu Dhabi based executive jet and helicopter charter company has selected Rusada’s Envision® nGen solution as their replacement Maintenance and Engineering technology platform. Based at the Al Bateen Executive airport in Abu Dhabi and with a managed fleet of over 30 aircraft, the Falcon also provide an extensive range of third… Read more »

Source: Rusada, 11-Dec-17

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Able selected by Tucson PD for CR&O Contract

Able selected by Tucson PD for CR&O Contract

The Tucson Police Department has selected Able Aerospace Services, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, to provide component repair and overhaul (CR&O) and parts services for its Air Support Unit fleet of Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 helicopters. The contract will provide the Tucson Police Department with access to Able’s expanded repair catalog… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 11-Dec-17

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TSO obtained by Jupiter Avionics for JA94 Dual Audio Controller

TSO obtained by Jupiter Avionics for JA94 Dual Audio Controller

Jupiter Avionics Corporation announced today that their JA94 Dual Audio Controller has obtained Technical Standard Order (TSO) designation from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Receiving the TSO means that the JA94 has met all design and production standards required by the FAA. “We already have customers in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and… Read more »

Source: Dallas Avionics, 11-Dec-17

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Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Waiting on Transport Canada

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital Waiting on Transport Canada

Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is still without a usable helipad. Transport Canada declared it uncompliant with safety policies nine months ago. The hospital is currently waiting for approval and final review of new helipad plans for a single engine helicopter, reports Medicine Hat News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Dec-17

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HeliHub prediction comes true – Robinson R66 kills off Airbus H120

HeliHub prediction comes true – Robinson R66 kills off Airbus H120

Airbus has finally conceded defeat on the H120 (née EC120) and confirmed that the production line has been closed after delivering exactly 700 units.  The Robinson R66 Turbine is the reason, and it is a trend HeliHub.com has identified and predicted for many years and written about – check out these stories in particular Clubhouse talk… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Dec-17

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CHC Announces New Contract with Centrica

CHC Announces New Contract with Centrica

CHC Group today announced it has been awarded the contract from Centrica to provide helicopter services in support of their forthcoming drilling program at the Fogelberg field in the Norwegian Sea. “We are excited to work with Centrica as their aviation partner in this project,” said Mark Abbey, CHC Regional Director for Europe, Middle East… Read more »

Source: CHC, 08-Dec-17

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SENER and Babcock complete fifth AB212 upgrade for Spanish Navy

SENER and Babcock complete fifth AB212 upgrade for Spanish Navy

The engineering and technology group SENER and Babcock España, joint venture partners, presented the fifth upgraded Agusta Bell 212 (AB-212) to the Directorate General of Armament and Material (Dirección General de Armamento y Material, DGAM) of the Spanish Ministry of Defence as part of a total of seven units that came into service in 1974. … Read more »

Source: SENER, 08-Dec-17

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FAA certified retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank for AS350 and EC130

FAA certified retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank for AS350 and EC130

Robertson Fuel Systems and StandardAero announced today the milestone attainment of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) for the Airbus AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.  Production deliveries to launch partners Air Methods Corporation (AMC) and WeatherTech Aviation LLC are already underway, with additional orders now being… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Dec-17

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Thames Valley Air Ambulance to introduce new operating model in 2018

Thames Valley Air Ambulance to introduce new operating model in 2018

We are proud to introduce a new operating model for the provision of its advanced medical care in 2018. Next year will be a pivotal year in our history, as we take responsibility for our clinical governance. We are also providing an expansion to the provision of advanced critical care across the Thames Valley. We are… Read more »

Source: Thames Valley Air Ambulance, 08-Dec-17

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Wales Air Ambulance becomes 2 time Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence recipient

Wales Air Ambulance becomes 2 time Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence recipient

Wales Air Ambulance has been recognised for a second year running at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence in London. The Special Incident Award was won by the helicopter charity for an incident involving serious trauma. The accolade was presented to consultant Dr Tim Rogerson, critical care practioner Rhyan Curtin, pilot Andy Iceton and… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 08-Dec-17

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Ka-226T becomes the world first modular helicopter

Ka-226T becomes the world first modular helicopter

Light helicopter Ka-226T, developed by the holding “Russian Helicopters” (which is part of the Rostec State Corporation), has become a pilot project on the creation and production of helicopters through information technology. Digital manufacturing will greatly simplify the development of new modifications as well as upgrades and design changes according to the customer’s requirements. All… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Dec-17

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Russian Helicopters starts Mi-171E testing

Russian Helicopters starts Mi-171E testing

Russian Helicopters (part of Rostec State Corporation) started flight tests of the Mi-171E multipurpose helicopter with upgraded power unit and rotor system at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant (UUAP) . It is planned to finish them by the end of the 2017. Due to innovations, economic efficiency of Mi-171E helicopter was enhanced significantly. Mi-171E helicopter is equipped with a… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Dec-17

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Honeywell Opens First Authorized Warranty and Repair Station

Honeywell Opens First Authorized Warranty and Repair Station

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) has opened its first Authorized Warranty and Repair Station in Colombia to better provide maintenance, repair and overhaul services for military forces in the region. The new facility will give Colombia’s Aeronautics Industry Corporation the capacity and resources it needs to maintain engine fuel control units and power turbine governors for the… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 06-Dec-17

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Police Aviation News – December 2017 Edition

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

Source: Police Aviation News, 05-Dec-17

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Report forecasts 59% utilization of offshore helicopters 2017-2022

Report forecasts 59% utilization of offshore helicopters 2017-2022

The offshore helicopter market has finally started to recover following some three years of decline. Rotorcraft operators have reorganised, restructured and recognised that the outlook in the near-term is for modest growth. In our latest analysis, covering the period to 2022, we conclude that the market still presents opportunities for the supply chain. We expect… Read more »

Source: West Wood Energy, 05-Dec-17

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UK CAA appoints new Chief Executive

UK CAA appoints new Chief Executive

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Moriarty as its new Chief Executive. Richard will succeed Andrew Haines, whose term of office is due to expire in the Summer of 2018, and was appointed following a rigorous selection process including a significant number of excellent candidates. Richard re-joined… Read more »

Source: CAA, 05-Dec-17

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SAFE Structure awarded AW169 maintenance stand contract

SAFE Structure awarded AW169 maintenance stand contract

S.A.F.E Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of custom ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant aircraft and marine maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment and all various types of steel structures, announced that it has been awarded the contract to outfit the first AW169 to operate in the United States… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E Structure Designs, 05-Dec-17

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WellmontOne earns CAMTS accreditation

WellmontOne earns CAMTS accreditation

WellmontOne Air Transport, an important partner for nearly 10 years in the region’s delivery of emergency care, has achieved a special designation that recognizes the service’s quality. After nearly a year of thorough preparation by WellmontOne followed by a rigorous two-day site visit by evaluators, the flight program was recently granted full accreditation for the… Read more »

Source: WellmontOne, 05-Dec-17

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2nd medical ANSAT starts duty in the Kurgan region

2nd medical ANSAT starts duty in the Kurgan region

[electronic translation] Second medical helicopter ANSAT specialized aviation medical Helimed Service, a division of JSC “Russian Helicopter Systems” went on duty in the Kurgan region. Helicopter with tail number 20006 BA flew with three refueling of Heliparka Podushkino (Moscow region, Odintsovo district) at the heliport of the Center of Disaster Medicine Kurgan region. On November 28… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopter Systems, 05-Dec-17

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Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to assist with 76th Remembrance Day of Pearl Harbor

Blue Hawaiian Helicopters to assist with 76th Remembrance Day of Pearl Harbor

In commemoration of the 76th Remembrance Day of Pearl Harbor, Blue Hawaiian Helicopters will provide three of the remaining USS Arizona survivors a helicopter flyover above the sunken battleship’s remains for a sky salute on Wednesday, December 6. During this aerial tour of the historic site, the survivors, namely Lauren Bruner, Howard Kenton “Ken” Potts,… Read more »

Source: Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, 05-Dec-17

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Maverick Helicopters offers flights to 2018 NASCAR weekends in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters offers flights to 2018 NASCAR weekends in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters offers 2018 NASCAR attendees transfers to Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) for the Spring NASCAR Weekend on Saturday, March 3 and Sunday, March 4. Following a historical announcement earlier this year, LVMS will also host a Fall NASCAR Weekend in September 2018. Helicopter transfers will be available on Saturday, Sept. 15 and Sunday,… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 05-Dec-17

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ASU Introduces New Staff Members

ASU Introduces New Staff Members

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) recently hired Vikki Rosploch as Events and Media Coordinator and Twain Josephson as an independent contractor. Both have diverse professional backgrounds and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to ASU, and will be present at the National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) annual convention at booth #257. Rosploch’s responsibilities primarily… Read more »

Source: ASU, 05-Dec-17

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Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance adds 3 board members

Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance adds 3 board members

Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance Trust has appointed three new trustees to its Board as the charity enters an ambitious new phase of development. Caitlin Blewett, Michael Docherty and Barney Burgess were welcomed to the Board by Helen Bowcock, Chair of Trustees and Adrian Bell, Chief Executive of Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance… Read more »

Source: Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance, 05-Dec-17

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Helicopter Association of Canada reposts on successful 22nd Convention

Helicopter Association of Canada reposts on successful 22nd Convention

While I must confess to still experiencing a little PCPTSD (Post-Convention PTSD), I feel like I am on the road to recovery. We conducted a few experiments with the convention this year, and they were largely successful. I have learned over the years, that Conventions are fundamentally a product of experience, rather than logic. This… Read more »

Source: HAC, 05-Dec-17

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Air Medical Cost Study Findings by AAMS

Air Medical Cost Study Findings by AAMS

AAMS is pleased to announce the publication of the Air Medical Services Cost Study Report, conducted by the independent research firm Xcenda LLC. AAMS commissioned the study in response to an evident need for reputable, independent research, specific to air medical transport, to quantify the costs associated with providing emergent air medical transports. Further, the… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 05-Dec-17

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Eagle prepare 15th Bell 407HP Conversion

Eagle prepare 15th Bell 407HP Conversion

Eagle Australasia will shortly welcome a Bell 407 into the hangar from Allway Logistics and are ready to start work on Eagle’s 15th high-performance conversion. The Eagle 407HP is the result of a conversion in which the Bell 407 Rolls Royce engine is replaced with a Honeywell HTS900 for better performance, increased payload and greater fuel… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters, 05-Dec-17

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AHS Remembers Barney McCormick

AHS Remembers Barney McCormick

McCormick’s impact on the department, its faculty, students, industry and government spanned nearly 60 years, and his teaching inspired and guided the careers of numerous engineers at work today in the helicopter/vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) industry. “We are truly saddened by the loss of one of the most influential individuals our department has ever… Read more »

Source: AHS, 05-Dec-17

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Russian Helicopters are preparing digital production of helicopters in Ulan-Ude

Russian Helicopters are preparing digital production of helicopters in Ulan-Ude

The Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation)  is creating the technological production model of the Ka-226T helicopters at the Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant. The digital construction documentation received from JSC Kamov through the online channel is used to create programs for the production equipment. Besides, U-UAZ is completing the first stage of production modernization… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 05-Dec-17

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Two SAR H225s ordered by National 119 Rescue in Korea

Two SAR H225s ordered by National 119 Rescue in Korea

Airbus Helicopters has been awarded a contract from South Korea’s National 119 Rescue Headquarters for the purchase of two additional H225 helicopters. The National 119 Rescue Headquarters currently operates an all-Airbus helicopter fleet comprising two AS365 N2 and two H225. This new purchase will bring the fleet of the country’s primary provider of firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Dec-17

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Thales upgrades Swiss Air Force AS532 simulators

Thales upgrades Swiss Air Force AS532 simulators

The Swiss Air Force has used Thales to upgrade their simulators. They upgraded their AS532, Super-Puma, EC635 simulators. The upgrades will enable pilots to train in a realistic environment, reports Airforce Technology.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Sikorsky Workers Vote for new Contract

Sikorsky Workers Vote for new Contract

Sikorsky Aircraft workers voted this past Sunday on a new contract that will enable raises that add up to over 15% over the next five years. Both unions and Sikorsky worked together to reach an agreement that benefited both sides, reports Courant.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Syracuse Hospital Plans Helipad

Syracuse Hospital Plans Helipad

St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse has set plans to build a helipad on the premises. The hospital specializes in cardiac issues, so many of the patients have time sensitive cases. The construction is set to begin in spring, 2018, reports WWNY TV.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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STARS seeks emergency helipad at High Prairie

STARS seeks emergency helipad at High Prairie

STARS has made a temporary landing area at the new High Prairie Health Complex. They are looking to make it something more permanent. The need of air ambulance services has grown in the Big Lakes County area and STARS is looking to join with First Nations communities, reports South Peace News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Fort McMurray hospital needs helipad urgently, says report

Fort McMurray hospital needs helipad urgently, says report

The construction of a helipad at Fort McMurray Hospital has been urged by judges after a fatality inquiry report. The report looked into the death of an oilsands worker that died while on the way to the hospital. Emergency helicopters are forced to fly past the hospital and land at the airport, where patients are… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Night Vision for Helijet EMS S76s at Prince Rupert

Night Vision for Helijet EMS S76s at Prince Rupert

Helijet at Prince Rupert has now equipped their S76 with night vision goggles. Flying at night poses a lot of dangers, with the proper training, the use of night vision goggles will allow them to fly faster routes as well as fly safer. Training will take up to four months until the crew are ready… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Canada – stolen helicopter parts found

Canada – stolen helicopter parts found

Port Hardy RCMP have found the missing helicopter parts that were stolen earlier in November. The parts, valued at $100,000 were turned into Stryker Electronics. The unknown man who turned them thought they might belong to company. Police hope to find the man who turned them in, in order to thank him, reports Chek News…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Bell to Pay out to 2013 Crash Victims Families

Bell to Pay out to 2013 Crash Victims Families

A Kentucky jury has awarded the three families of the victims of the 6 June 2013 crash over $21 million. The families sued Bell on the terms that they knew of potential defects with the craft. The three victims killed in the Bell 206 L-1 crash are Eddy Sizemore, Herman “Lee” Dobbs and Jesse Jones,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Dec-17

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Remote GeoSystems and North Shore Rescue deploy geoDVR and FLIR gimbal for SAR

Remote GeoSystems and North Shore Rescue deploy geoDVR and FLIR gimbal for SAR

Remote GeoSystems, North Shore Rescue and Talon Helicopters are pleased to announce the successful deployment of a geoDVR™ Gen2 with a FLIR daylight EO/IR gyro-stabilized video camera on an Airbus TwinStar (AS355) for Search and Rescue (SAR) missions. The geoDVR Gen2 is an advanced mil-spec DVR for recording multiple channels of HD & Standard-Definition geospatial… Read more »

Source: Remote GeoSystems, 04-Dec-17

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