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Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

Babcock Australia wins ConocoPhillips supplier award

ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) announced the winners of its 2017 Supplier Recognition Award program. The ten recipient companies were honored for exhibiting exceptional leadership that celebrates our SPIRIT Values. Awards were given in two areas: focus on execution and doing business better.   ConocoPhillips’ business units around the world generated nominations internally, with winners chosen by a… Read more »

Source: ConocoPhillips, 16-Apr-18

Ausgrid begins annual bushfire helicopter safety patrols

Ausgrid begins annual bushfire helicopter safety patrols

Ausgrid crews are beginning annual helicopter patrols this week to inspect the electricity network for any potential bushfire hazards. This year two helicopters will be used to inspect areas of our network in bushfire prone parts of Sydney, the Central Coast and the Hunter. Ausgrid Chief Operating Officer Trevor Armstrong said the flights are the… Read more »

Source: Ausgrid, 16-Apr-18

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CHC corporate values and have helped company evolve

CHC corporate values and have helped company evolve

Simplicity, Agility, Collaboration, Innovation and Ownership. Five words that hold the secret to CHC Helicopter’s success. Despite challenging market conditions in the energy sector, our corporate values and have helped us adapt, develop smarter, safer ways of working and embrace new opportunities. Nowhere has this rapid evolution been more apparent than in the emerging field… Read more »

Source: CHC, 16-Apr-18

Dam Helicopters to Help with EMS

Dam Helicopters to Help with EMS

Dunc Wassick, owner of Dam Helicopters, has used his company to help with EMS rescues in West Kootenay. Although Dam Helicopters specializes in mining, forestry, wildlife management, tourism flights, EMS as well as hydro power, Dunc has ensured that the helicopter is available to be called out for medical emergency services. He believes that the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-18

Māia Health Foundation Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

Māia Health Foundation Reaches Crowdfunding Goal

The Māia Health Foundation has reached their goal of raising $519,000 in their crowdfunding campaign to build a helipad atop Christchurch Hospital. The campaign, called the 13 Minute campaign was met with great enthusiasm from the community. There has been a rise of 40% in helicopter call outs in the area in the past year…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-18

Helicopter Line reviews flight safety

Helicopter Line reviews flight safety

Helicopter Lines has had to undergo a review of their safety processes, after four crashes in the span of three years. The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has requested that the company undergo this procedure with the New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority to ensure that their safety assurance and risk management were in order, reports ODT.

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Apr-18

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance praised by CQC inspection report

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance praised by CQC inspection report

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) has been highly praised by independent healthcare regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Following an inspection earlier this year, the CQC highlighted areas of outstanding practice at the Charity’s two airbases – in North Weald and Earls Colne – with no recommendations for further improvement. Inspectors said: “The staff’s… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 12-Apr-18

Boeing recognizes supplier of the year

Boeing recognizes supplier of the year

East/West Industries, Inc. has been recognized as a Supplier of the Year in the Global Supplier Diversity category by The Boeing Company. East/West was one of just 13 companies honored April 11 for distinguished performance in working with Boeing.In February, East/West was notified that it was one of 85 companies worldwide to receive the Boeing… Read more »

Source: East/West Industries, 12-Apr-18

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50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

50th anniversary of the trademark Fenestron

On the 12th of April 1968, the first Fenestron took to the skies on the second prototype of the Gazelle. It has since become emblematic of Sud Aviation, Aerospatiale, Eurocopter and now Airbus helicopters with the H160 carrying this sound-reducing, safety-enhancing technology into the next generation of rotorcraft. The idea behind shrouding the tail rotor was initially developed to provide additional safeguards… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Apr-18

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Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of Universal Avionics

Elbit Systems Completes the Acquisition of Universal Avionics

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) announced today that it completed the acquisition of the assets and operations of the privately-owned U.S. company Universal Avionics Systems Corporation (“Universal Avionics”) for a purchase price of approximately $120 million.  Headquartered in Tucson Arizona, and operating in several facilities across the U.S., Universal Avionics is… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 12-Apr-18

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Guardian Flight Engages Baldwin Safety & Compliance

Guardian Flight Engages Baldwin Safety & Compliance

Guardian Flight has engaged Baldwin Safety & Compliance as a resource for the leading critical care air medical transport company’s safety system needs. Baldwin Safety & Compliance, headquartered in South Carolina, is a recognized leader in customized safety and quality management, and business solutions. “We are pleased to have the added services of a leader… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 11-Apr-18

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Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety’s H145 simulator first in the world to be certified with Helionix

Coptersafety, an independent helicopter flight training service provider, has updated its H145 helicopter simulator avionics software with Helionix Step 2. Furthermore, it has now been certified by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Trafi) under EASA regulations.  In order to provide immersive and most realistic training experience available on the market, Coptersafety is the first in the world to offer Helionix STEP… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 11-Apr-18

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Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B

Becker Avionics announces certification of BXT6500 ADS-B

Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S Transponder, which is designed specifically for single antenna applications across all fixed and rotary wing applications. This second version joins the BXT6500 family’s first certified Mode S Transponder capable of diverse, dual antenna operations. The BXT6500 family will… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 11-Apr-18

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Bell brings 505 demonstrator to Europe

Bell brings 505 demonstrator to Europe

Bell has shipped one of its 505 JetRanger X demonstators to Europe, and the aircraft is expected to do a tour.  That will follow its appearance at the Aero Friedrichshafen show from April 18 to 21, an event dedicated to General Aviation. Registered N505FW, the helicopter was flown to Baltimore harbour on 15th March for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Apr-18

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Royal Sussex to build state of the art fire-fighting system

Royal Sussex to build state of the art fire-fighting system

The Royal Sussex County Hospital (RSCH) has today received a £650,000 donation from the HELP Appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The money will be used to incorporate a state of the art fire suppression system for the hospital’s new helipad. Typically used for off shore oil rigs,… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 10-Apr-18

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Russian held session of the EAQA for the first time

Russian held session of the EAQA for the first time

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) for the first time acted as the organizer of the European Aerospace Quality Group (EAGQ) session that took place in Kazan. More than 30 European largest aviation and space companies participated in the event. The session was dedicated to the development and harmonization of the aviation… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Apr-18

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Precision Heliparts and LORD Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

Precision Heliparts and LORD Corporation Sign Distribution Agreement

Australia (PHP-AU), a subsidiary of Atlanta, GA based Precision Aviation Group (PAG) a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, has signed a distribution agreement with LORD Corporation for its rotary wing product line. Under the agreement, PHP-AU will assume responsibility to sell, distribute and support LORD aftermarket… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 10-Apr-18

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Babcock renews Great Western Air Ambulance contract for 5 years

Babcock renews Great Western Air Ambulance contract for 5 years

More good news – Babcock has secured a new five-year relationship with the Great Western Air Ambulance charity (GWAAC)! This means we will continue to provide the charity with full aviation support, including flight operations and maintenance of their EC135 T2+.aircraft – G-GWAC – until at least March 2023. Managing Director of Babcock Onshore, Tim… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 10-Apr-18

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Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

Standard Aero signs 20 year agreement with Rolls-Royce for AE1107 engine MRO work

 StandardAero has signed a 20-year Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Rolls-Royce to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for the AE 2100, AE 1107 and T56 Series IV engine models through the year 2038.  The MOA, with a projected value exceeding $15 billion over the twenty year period, designates StandardAero as the primary provider… Read more »

Source: Standard Aero, 10-Apr-18

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HAL reports record US$2.77 Billion annual turnover

HAL reports record US$2.77 Billion annual turnover

The Government owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited records a turnover of over Rs. 18,000 crores (provisional and unaudited) for the year ending March 31, 2018 (corresponding figure for the previous year was Rs. 17,605 crores).  The Company expects continued “Excellent” MoU rating for the FY 2017-18 from Government of India on meeting all the relevant parameters… Read more »

Source: HAL, 10-Apr-18

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Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky proposes fire-fighting mission pack for Black Hawks

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today launched at FIDAE 2018 a two-month promotional tour of Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Argentina and Peru to raise awareness of the Black Hawk helicopter’s effectiveness as an aerial firefighting platform. Many of the Black Hawk helicopters delivered to the region’s militaries and government agencies over the last… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Apr-18

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Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther avionics

Rockwell Collins selected to service Brazilian Army Fennec and Panther avionics

Rockwell Collins has signed a contract with the Brazilian Army Aviation Command to service avionics equipment for the country’s fleet of Fennec and Panther helicopters. The three year agreement includes local support for Rockwell Collins’ MFD-255EF Multi-Function Displays, HF-9087D High Frequency (HF) Receiver and Transmitters, as well as Talon RT-8200 digital radios that are part of a modernization… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 10-Apr-18

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Indian Government confirms scrapping of Pawan Hans sale, promising update soon

Indian Government confirms scrapping of Pawan Hans sale, promising update soon

The Indian Government has decided to scrap the bidding process of Pawan Hans. Pawan Hans is a 51:49 joint venture between the government and ONGC. The government had planned to sell their part of the shares. Further details regarding their next steps are still to be announced, reports Web India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Redmond Regional Medical Center to install helipad

Redmond Regional Medical Center to install helipad

Redmond Regional Medical Center have started on plans for a dedicated helipad. Patients are currently being flown in to a grassy open space in front of the hospital, while security blocks off traffic and ensure safety of pedestrians. The new helipad will be at the corner of Redmond Road and John Maddox Drive, and will… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps Purchases new Bell 505

Heli-Alps has recently bought a Bell 505. The company opened a flying school in 1987 and used their R22, R44 and Colibri for the pilots. Pilots have to fly a turbine helicopter after they have completed their pilot licence. The school provided their EC120 or AS350 for this, but the use of them was quite… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

Oceania Aviation acquires two AS332Ls

New Zealand based Oceania Aviation have recently imported a pair of AS332L Super Pumas, with a short YouTube video showing them being craned off a couple of trucks and put into their Ardmore Airport hangar. The helicopters have been acquired from the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force, where they had been used as VVIP aircraft from… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Apr-18

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Russian Helicopters delivered the 1st Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopters delivered the 1st Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec State Corporation) delivered the first Ansat helicopter in medical configuration in the year 2018 under the contract with State Transport Leasing Company (STLC).  The rotorcraft was delivered to Russian Helicopter Systems. This year STLC will get another 11 Ansat helicopters in medical configuration from Russian Helicopters. STLC obtains… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Apr-18

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Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant hosts a delegation from Zimbabwe

Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant hosts a delegation from Zimbabwe

High-level delegation from the Republic of Zimbabwe made a working visit to Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant of Russian Helicopters Holding Company (part of Rostec). The main purpose of the visit was examination of Mi-171E helicopters in VVIP configuration intended for transportation of top state officials and also familiarization with the terms of helicopter delivery and after-sales… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 09-Apr-18

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CHC Introduces New Latin America Base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport

CHC Introduces New Latin America Base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport

CHC Group announced the inauguration and start of operations from its new base at Bartolomeu Lisandro Airport, Campos dos Goytacazes. The event was attended by executives from Shell, city hall, local press and the President of FIRJAN in the Campos region, Fernando Aguiar. The approximately 300m² facility will house Leonardo AW 139 aircraft and approximately… Read more »

Source: CHC, 09-Apr-18

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ODK to Develop Helicopter Engine of Next Generation

ODK to Develop Helicopter Engine of Next Generation

United Engine-building Corporation, a part of the Rostec State Corporation, has started works on development of a prospective helicopter engine of the next generation. New construction materials and additive technologies, as well as 3D-printing, will be used in the process of development. In addition to proven effective technologies and materials, new design visions and aviation… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 09-Apr-18

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CHC Launches New Hoist Training Facility

CHC Launches New Hoist Training Facility

CHC Group has announced the launch of its new hoist training facility, certified to train offshore workers, SAR hoist operators and technical crew members in on and offshore hoist operations. The facility, located within CHC’s Den Helder base, has been designed to resemble a Leonardo AW139 cabin and can also be used to simulate Helicopter… Read more »

Source: CHC, 06-Apr-18

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Boeing Secures Services Contract for Canadian Chinooks

Boeing Secures Services Contract for Canadian Chinooks

Boeing (NYSE: BA) and the Canadian government have agreed to an amendment to an existing performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. Under the $313 million fixed-price amendment, Boeing will continue to provide full system logistics, engineering support, supply chain, data analytics and training services to the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) fleet of 15 CH-147F Chinooks through 2023. Operating… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 06-Apr-18

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Leonardo adds Authorised Service Centre in Chile

Leonardo adds Authorised Service Centre in Chile

Leonardo announced today that Aerocardal Limitada has been appointed an Authorised Service Centre for its helicopters in Chile. The announcement was made during an official ceremony held at FIDAE 2018. Under the agreement, Aerocardal Limitada will provide comprehensive support and maintenance services from its base at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez international Airport, for Chilean owners… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 06-Apr-18

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Russian Holds a Session of the European Aerospace Quality Group

Russian Holds a Session of the European Aerospace Quality Group

The Russian Helicopters holding company first arranged a session of the European Aerospace Quality Group (EAQG) held in the city of Kazan. The event was attended by more than 30 largest European companies of the aviation and space industries. EAQG was established by the largest aerospace companies to develop and implement the strategies aimed at… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Apr-18

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Fort Worth Police to issue tender to replace 1996 JetRanger

Fort Worth Police to issue tender to replace 1996 JetRanger

The Fort Worth Police Department has increased their budget and will be reissuing a bid proposal to replace their aging JetRanger. The helicopter is 22-years old, with 23,000 flight hours under it’s belt. The helicopter is costing the department a lot in maintenance. They applied for the proposal for a new helicopter in 2017 but… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-18

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STAR Flight Fees Increase

STAR Flight Fees Increase

STAR Flight has increased their fees in an effort to put the payment on users of the helicopter service, rather than taxpayers. The previous costs were $4,500 for country residents and $9,500 for non-residents, with an additional cost of $165 per mile. Now, the prices have risen to $15,500 for both residents and non-residents, with… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-18

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Whirly-Girls offers 5 Mid-Year Scholarship Opportunities

Whirly-Girls offers 5 Mid-Year Scholarship Opportunities

The Whirly-Girls Scholarship Fund, Inc. is proud to announce the opening of the 2018 mid-year scholarship season.  This mid-year scholarship cycle focuses on providing five women with the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge and network by attending one of three industry-leading conferences: The CHC Safety & Quality Summit, HeliSuccess Career Development Seminar, or HAI HELI-EXPO. … Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 04-Apr-18

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First H160 for the Latin American market

First H160 for the Latin American market

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations. This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 04-Apr-18

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Russian Helicopters Ramps up Foreign Aircraft Repair Volumes

Russian Helicopters Ramps up Foreign Aircraft Repair Volumes

Russian Helicopters ramps up foreign aircraft repair volumes. In 2018, the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP), a member of the Russian Helicopters holding company, expects to double the volume of repaired vehicles up to 44. The main share of repair orders falls on foreign contracts. In 2017, NARP has repaired 22 helicopters, including 18 units… Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 04-Apr-18

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Rosaviation Certified Ka-226T for Operation Under High Temperatures

Rosaviation Certified Ka-226T for Operation Under High Temperatures

Russian Federal Aviation Agency (Rosaviation) has issued a supplement to the certificate for Ka-226T helicopter that allows the machine operation at high temperatures. The document makes it possible to start exporting the helicopters to countries with the hot climate. Ka-226T is a product of Russian Helicopters Holding, a subsidiary of Rostec State Corporation. The Rosaviation… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 04-Apr-18

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8 Ways to Enhance Helicopter Training and Reduce Fatal Accidents

8 Ways to Enhance Helicopter Training and Reduce Fatal Accidents

Many fatal helicopter accidents involve causes from actions or non-actions that may have occurred months or years before during initial or recurrent instruction sessions.  The U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that these training initiatives could improve safety and potentially save lives. Promote the Teaching of Threat and Error Management – Traditional decision-making models focus… Read more »

Source: USHST, 04-Apr-18

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Babcock to upgrade five EC135s for WPD

Babcock to upgrade five EC135s for WPD

Babcock has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to upgrade the fleet of EC135 helicopters belonging to electricity network operator Western Power Distribution (WPD). The design and installation of next-generation technologies will create a new level of capability for each of the aircraft, which play a critical role in helping WPD deliver electricity to over… Read more »

Source: Babcock, 04-Apr-18

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Police Aviation News – April 2018 Edition

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

Source: Police Aviation News, 03-Apr-18

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Weather cameras to help saving lives

Weather cameras to help saving lives

The County of Västra Götaland (VGR) has started a project to install weather cameras at several different hospitals in the region in order to enhance flight safety and reduce the amount of cancelled flights due to lack of weather information available. Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA) has used a nation-wide weather camera system for some years for its… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 03-Apr-18

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JSC Motor Sich Plans for MSB-2 Nadiya Certification

JSC Motor Sich Plans for MSB-2 Nadiya Certification

JSC Motor Sich has already completed a prototype as well as test flights for their new MSB-2 Nadiya light civil helicopter and are planning on completing certification in 2018. The helicopter can fit up to seven people and fly up to 1,000km, reports Kyiv Post.

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-18

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Airbus Corporate Helicopters CEO interviewed

Airbus Corporate Helicopters CEO interviewed

Airbus launched Airbus Corporate Helicopters (ACH) a year ago as their own Private and Business Aviation (PBA) brand, instead of simply another VIP option. The company has sold 58 models since opening, and Frédéric Lemos, Airbus CEO, is excited to work with eminent brands such as Mercedes. They offer customization to the market helicopters, focusing… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-18

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RACQ LifeFlight BK117 tests new helipad at Mount ISA Hospital

RACQ LifeFlight BK117 tests new helipad at Mount ISA Hospital

The RACQ LifeFlight BK117 helicopter successfully landed at Mount Isa Hospital’s new helipad, last Wednesday. A landing area for the helicopter has been a long problem, first having to land at the touch football field, then in the Ian Street car park, which was too small of a space. The new helipad will allow for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-18

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Parent of Great Slave Helicopters enters bankruptcy protection

Parent of Great Slave Helicopters enters bankruptcy protection

Discovery Air, the parent company of Air Tindi, Discovrey Mining Services and Great Slave Helicopters, has been granted creditor protection under federal Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act. This means that they are able to stay in business and avoid bankruptcy. However, they will be selling Air Tindi, Discovrey Mining Services and Great Slave Helicopters. Clairvest Group Inc…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-18

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Guam helicopter corruption case catches FAA safety inspector

Guam helicopter corruption case catches FAA safety inspector

Timothy J. Cislo is looking to face up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to three counts of wire fraud. Cislo, a FAA inspector, received the sentence after the FBI investigated into allegations saying that he was failing to conduct safety inspections on Hansen Helicopters In, in return for a sum of money… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-18

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Russian Helicopters to Introduce a Remote Aircraft Repair Training System

Russian Helicopters to Introduce a Remote Aircraft Repair Training System

The Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP), a member of the Russian Helicopters holding company of the Rostec State Corporation, will be the first Russian company to deploy remote training for helicopter maintenance and repair specialists. The project is a part of the global Learn Management Systems (LMS) programme implemented by the Helicopter Service Company (HSC)…. Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 03-Apr-18

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French military launches helicopter mengine maintenance improvement study

French military launches helicopter mengine maintenance improvement study

[Electronic Translation] The Ministry of the Armies launches Dominno, a study to improve military helicopter engines maintenance operations thanks to “big data”. A priority subject, while Florence Parly is now traveling to Bordeaux, to meet the staff of SIMMAD (future DMAé – Aeronautics Maintenance Division), as part of its MCO transformation plan (maintenance in operational condition aeronautics)… Read more »

Source: French Army, 03-Apr-18

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Sikorsky recognises top suppliers

Sikorsky recognises top suppliers

 Lockheed Martin’s (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky line of business honored its top suppliers at a recent ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida. Twenty-six suppliers were recognized March 15, including 19 that received honors as Sikorsky Elite Suppliers for best-in-class performance in achieving on-time delivery, cost and quality standards during 2017. Sikorsky Program Supplier of the Year award recipients Black Hawk… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Apr-18

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FAA to host International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

FAA to host International Rotorcraft Safety Conference

The Federal Aviation Administration will host the 2018 International Rotorcraft Safety Conference featuring about 35 presentations and seminars in an effort to reduce the national helicopter accident rate, particularly among small operators.   The three-day event will offer Inspection Authorization and FAA AMT and WINGS credits. Admission will be free. The conference will take place October 23-25, 2018, at… Read more »

Source: FAA, 03-Apr-18

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CH-53K arrives in Germany for international debut

CH-53K arrives in Germany for international debut

 A CH-53K heavy lift helicopter built by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), arrived in Holzdorf, Germany, ahead of its international debut at the ILA Berlin Air Show next month. This is the first time a King Stallion helicopter has been loaded into a C-17 Globemaster and transported to the base of a European ally. “We are excited for… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 03-Apr-18

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Donaldson names new Aerospace and Defence Manager

Donaldson names new Aerospace and Defence Manager

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) today announced that Dan Larsen has been named General Manager, Aerospace & Defense.An 18-year company veteran, Larsen is responsible for refining the global growth strategies for the Aerospace & Defense business. He began his career at Donaldson in corporate purchasing, where he held… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, 03-Apr-18

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Chilean customers order AW119Kx and AW109 Trekker

Chilean customers order AW119Kx and AW109 Trekker

Leonardo announced today that two additional civil helicopters will be delivered to Chilean private operators by early 2019, adding to a fleet of more than 20 aircraft currently in service. The deliveries will mark the entry of the new AW109 Trekker light twin, in a utility configuration, into the Chilean market in 1Q2019 as well… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 03-Apr-18

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Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

Human Hazard Analysis Could Drive Safer Maintenance for Offshore Helicopters

Recently completed trials organised by HeliOffshore have demonstrated the potential for improving safety for offshore helicopter operations by taking a new approach to prioritising maintenance tasks. The trials involved applying new Human Hazard Analysis techniques that help operators’ maintenance engineers and OEM design engineers to assess priorities. The response to the trials has been positive… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 03-Apr-18

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Russian Have Started the Production of the 2nd lot of MI-28UB

Russian Have Started the Production of the 2nd lot of MI-28UB

Russian Helicopters Holdings, part of Rostec State Corporation, have started the production of the second lot of MI-28UB machines for the Russian Ministry of Defense. The production is being performed at Rostvertol factory and is supposed to be completed by the end of the year. The first lot has been supplied for the needs of… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 03-Apr-18

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Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Pioneers Pilot Development Initiative

Sundance Helicopters, Inc. has launched the SkyPath Pilot Program in conjunction with flight academy partner, Leading Edge Aviation Inc. Bend, Oregon the exclusive flight provider for Central Oregon Community College (COCC). The program not only helps define a sure pathway to the professional and personal success of future aviators, but also ensures a consistent, efficient,… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, 03-Apr-18

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Agrarflug Helilift buys EC225

Agrarflug Helilift buys EC225

German operator Agrarflug Helilift has bought an Airbus H225.  The aircraft was the consecutive registration to the H225 which had the accident off Bergen in Norway in April 2016, and was shown on the local Norwegian Aircraft register as owned by “Sparebank 1 SR-Finans AS”.  Sparebank1 is a consortium of Norwegian banks. Agrarflug specialises in… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-18

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SAFRAN awarded patent for Device for controlling an auxiliary engine of a helicopter

SAFRAN awarded patent for Device for controlling an auxiliary engine of a helicopter

The invention relates to a device for controlling an auxiliary engine (8) comprising a gas generator and a free turbine suitable for being able to be connected mechanically to the rotor (12) of a helicopter in order to supply it with thrust power, characterised in that said control device comprises a proportional-integral controller (30) having a proportional… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 28-Mar-18

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UMS Skeldar awarded patent for Flap angle measurement system and method

UMS Skeldar awarded patent for Flap angle measurement system and method

A system for monitoring movements of rotor blades attached by flapping hinges to a central head or hub of a helicopter. At least one sensor is arranged to continuously measure vertical angular movement of a rotor blade and/or the flapping hinge. Also a method for monitoring movements of rotor blades attached by flapping hinges to a… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 28-Mar-18

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UNIT 1 SRL awarded patent for Convertiplane to ensure aircraft safety and usability

UNIT 1 SRL awarded patent for Convertiplane to ensure aircraft safety and usability

A convertiplane has the ability to take off like a helicopter and then fly horizontally like a conventional aircraft. The aircraft includes a variable incidence front wing of variable span located below the fuselage and mounted on a structure in the form of a venturi tube, a rear wing having two propellers for controlling the stability of… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 28-Mar-18

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Schiebel demonstrates heavy fuel capability

Schiebel demonstrates heavy fuel capability

Schiebel has successfully demonstrated the heavy fuel variant of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) as part of its customer acceptance program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). Under the directive of the Navy Minor Project (NMP) 1942 to procure a vertical takeoff and landing Maritime Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System – Interim Capability (MTUASIC),… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 28-Mar-18

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Cargo drone with 400 pound payload being developed in Canada

Cargo drone with 400 pound payload being developed in Canada

Drone Delivery Canada ‘DDC or the Company’ (TSX.V:FLT  OTC:TAKOF), is pleased to announce that it has commenced development of its newest cargo delivery drone, ‘The Condor’ with a lifting capability estimated at 400 pounds of payload. “Our engineering team is focused on building out our fleet to provide drones capable of addressing a wide range of… Read more »

Source: Drone Delivery Canada, 28-Mar-18

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Mid-Continent introduces New Magnetometer

Mid-Continent introduces New Magnetometer

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today introduced the MD32 Magnetometer designed specifically for the company’s MD302 Standby Attitude Module (SAM®). The MD32 Magnetometer delivers independent heading reference without orientation limitations or the need for special installation hardware. Its compact design, unique mounting flexibility and convenient cockpit calibration ensure easy, economical installation. “The MD32 Magnetometer provides heading information independent of the primary avionics,” said David… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 28-Mar-18

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Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Airbus Helicopters Strengthens Position as UK Market Leader

Airbus Helicopters UK has defied market conditions with a new high of 14 civil aircraft booked in 2017, demonstrating a year-on-year average growth in the civil market of  36% since 2013.  As a result, the company has reinforced its position as UK market leader with 46% of the civil and parapublic market. This follows the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Mar-18

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Weston Airfield receives heritage award

Weston Airfield receives heritage award

The Helicopter Museum site at Weston Airport has been recognised by the American Helicopter Society International as one of two 2018 recipients of its Vertical Flight Heritage Sites award programme, recognised for its historical significance. Weston airport shares the honour with the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace in Atlanta, Georgia. Weston-super-Mare has been involved in… Read more »

Source: The Helicopter Museum, 27-Mar-18

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Weather cameras to help saving lives

Weather cameras to help saving lives

The County of Västra Götaland (VGR) has started a project to install weather cameras at several different hospitals in the region in order to enhance flight safety and reduce the amount of cancelled flights due to lack of weather information available. Norsk Luftambulanse (NLA) has used a nation-wide weather camera system for some years for… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 26-Mar-18

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BLADE Completes Series B Financing

BLADE Completes Series B Financing

Fly Blade Inc. (“BLADE”), the digitally powered short-distance aviation leader which services 22 core routes in 7 states, has completed its Series B Financing. Lead investors Colony NorthStar and Lerer Hippeau were joined by Airbus Helicopters and LionTree Ventures. Approximately $38 million was raised. Concurrent with the financing, the company enters an alliance with Airbus Helicopters to provide customer and… Read more »

Source: BLADE, 26-Mar-18

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AUTOFLUG joins Sikorsky Heavy Lift Helicopter Team

AUTOFLUG joins Sikorsky Heavy Lift Helicopter Team

For several months now, Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company and the German aviation company AUTOFLUG have been in talks regarding cooperation in the planned new purchase of heavy-lift transport helicopters for German armed forces. Sikorsky and AUTOFLUG signed a Letter of Intent to collaborate more closely together on AUTOFLUG’s equipment portfolio and Sikorsky’s CH-53K helicopter… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 26-Mar-18

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WAI Concludes Successful Reno Conference

The 29th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. at Reno-Sparks Convention Center in Reno, Nevada, March 22-24, 2018. “Our annual conference covers serious topics and provides crucial career guidance, but its strength is in the celebration of so many like-minded women who come together to share their passion for… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 26-Mar-18

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AMSTAT announces upgraded ADS-B status reporting

AMSTAT announces upgraded ADS-B status reporting

AMSTAT, the leading provider of global business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, has worked with ADS-B Exchange, a co-op of ADS-B/Mode S/MLAT feeders from around the world to identify which business aircraft are or are not in compliance with the 2020 FAA ADS-B mandate. The two companies cross referenced their respective global data sets… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 26-Mar-18

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Genesys Aerosystems Delivers over 1,000 HeliSAS Systems

Genesys Aerosystems Delivers over 1,000 HeliSAS Systems

Genesys Aerosystems celebrated today the 1,000th delivery of its HeliSAS Stability Augmentation System and Two-Axis Autopilot to an EMS operator of an Airbus EC130T2. Genesys Aerosystems’ Helicopter Autopilot and Stability Augmentation System (HeliSAS) is the leading autopilot certified for light and medium rotorcraft. This affordable system greatly improves safety, dramatically reduces pilot workload, and provides… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystem, 23-Mar-18

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Elbit wins approval to acquire Universal Avionics

Elbit wins approval to acquire Universal Avionics

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that it is in the process of completing the acquisition of the privately-owned U.S. company Universal Avionics Systems Corporation through an asset acquisition agreement. The parties received the necessary government approvals for the transaction.  The closing of the transaction is anticipated to occur in the… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 23-Mar-18

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