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

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

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

AirSuite Announces New System Integration with Flightdocs

AirSuite	Announces New System Integration with Flightdocs

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

Source: Cirro, 10-Mar-17

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LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

LCI delivers AW139 to Heli-Union

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

Source: LCI Helicopters, 10-Mar-17

Web Manuals flies in to support ADAC Luftrettung

Web Manuals flies in to support ADAC Luftrettung

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

Source: Web Manuals, 09-Mar-17

Trakka announces New TM-100 MAP and Video Management System

Trakka announces New TM-100 MAP and Video Management System

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

Source: Trakka Systems, 09-Mar-17

Italian Guardia di Finanza pick TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight for new AW139s

Italian Guardia di Finanza pick TrakkaBeam A800 searchlight for new AW139s

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

Source: Trakka Systems, 09-Mar-17

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

PJ Helicopters is 1st to Fly Dry Media IBF

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

Source: Donaldson, 09-Mar-17

New FlyScan service to help customers analyse helicopter HUMS data

New FlyScan service to help customers analyse helicopter HUMS data

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

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 09-Mar-17

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The New Outerlink IRIS system

The New Outerlink IRIS system

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

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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STAT Medevac Selects SKYTRAC for HAA-Compliant Flight Data Monitoring

STAT Medevac Selects SKYTRAC for HAA-Compliant Flight Data Monitoring

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

Source: SKYTRAC Systems, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation increases presence in South America

Metro Aviation increases presence in South America

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

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

Sikorsky Announces Ab Initio Pilot Training with Bristow Group

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

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Milestone Aviation Helicopter Fleet Value Surpasses $4 Billion

Milestone Aviation Helicopter Fleet Value Surpasses $4 Billion

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

Source: Milestone Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Helinet Aviation Names New VP of Aerial Film Production

Helinet Aviation Names New VP of Aerial Film Production

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

Source: Helinet Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

NNK Signs Purchase Agreement for Two Bell 429s

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

Source: Bell Helicopter, 09-Mar-17

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Able Delivers 100th Flight Deck Upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam

Able Delivers 100th Flight Deck Upgrade for Air Evac Lifeteam

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

Source: Able Aerospace, 09-Mar-17

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Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

Leonardo strengthens strategic partnership with Shanghai Zenisun

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

Source: Leonardo, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation receives Electronic Flight System STC for 145e

Metro Aviation receives Electronic Flight System STC for 145e

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

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: DGA Group, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Heli-One, 09-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

Metro Aviation Celebrates 35 Years

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

Source: Metro Aviation, 09-Mar-17

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Lightest Ever Compact Autopilot for Helicopters Unveiled

Lightest Ever Compact Autopilot for Helicopters Unveiled

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

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

LifePort Unveils New Lightweight Medical Interior

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

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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Saab Certifies Axnes PNG System for AW139

Saab Certifies Axnes PNG System for AW139

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

Source: Saab, 09-Mar-17

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Meridian Helicopters Selects Quantum Control MRO and Logistics Software

Meridian Helicopters Selects Quantum Control MRO and Logistics Software

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

Source: Component Control, 09-Mar-17

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LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

LifePort Delivers Lightweight Armor Kit for Columbia Helicopters

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

Source: Lockheed Martin, 09-Mar-17

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Aerometals employee receives Whirly Girls scholarship award

Aerometals employee receives Whirly Girls scholarship award

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

Source: Aerometals, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Esterline, 09-Mar-17

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

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

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

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Bell and DART partner for B505 emergency flotation system STC

Bell and DART partner for B505 emergency flotation system STC

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

Source: DART Aerospace, 09-Mar-17

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Thales unveils new eyes out solutions for civil helicopters

Thales unveils new eyes out solutions for civil helicopters

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

Source: Thales, 09-Mar-17

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Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

Waypoint joins with Eagle to reconfigure early AW139s for utility market

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

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 09-Mar-17

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HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

HAI Safety Symposium for UAS Integration into the NAS

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

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Aintree University Hospital Starts Helipad Construction

Aintree University Hospital Starts Helipad Construction

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

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-17

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Korea Forest Service contracts with Erickson to build a S-64E Aircrane

Korea Forest Service contracts with Erickson to build a S-64E Aircrane

Erickson Incorporated, a leading global provider of aviation services, has been selected by the Forest Aviation Headquarters, a subsidiary of the Korea Forest Service, to build an S-64E model with an intended delivery date of December 2017. The S-64 is well-known in Korea and has a strong reputation for being the best firefighting aircraft available. … Read more »

Source: Erickson, 08-Mar-17

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Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

Metro Aviation to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2017

The Metro companies will exhibit at HELI-EXPO in Dallas, Texas this year and unveil a new booth in honor of Metro Aviation’s 35th Anniversary.  Metro Aviation, PAC International, Outerlink Global Solutions and the Helicopter Flight Training Center make up the Metro companies, a well-rounded brand meeting the needs of the helicopter industry. Metro began in… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 08-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing to Bolster Fleet with 16 New Airbus Helicopters

Waypoint Leasing to Bolster Fleet with 16 New Airbus Helicopters

Airbus Helicopters and Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited, the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, announced today that Waypoint has committed to acquiring an additional 16 Airbus rotorcraft, adding to their fleet of more than 140 aircraft, 45 of which are manufactured by Airbus Helicopters.  The agreement, for more than € 100 million, covers the purchase… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

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Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Flight Test Complete for New Transition to Hover Feature in the AS332

Successful integration and testing of the new Transition to Hover feature has now been completed in the AS332L/L1 Super Puma helicopter. As part of a new software change for the Universal Avionics Flight Management System (FMS), Transition to Hover is a must-have feature for any AS332L/L1 crew engaged in overwater SAR operations, where the helicopter… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 08-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace certified by GE Aviation as Authorized Service Provider for T700

Vector Aerospace Corporation (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, announced today its appointment by GE Aviation as an Authorized Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Provider for GE T700 Engines.  This approval extends Vector’s 18-year association with GE on the T700 family, which is supported from Vector’s Helicopter Services –… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Arizona Department of Public Safety signs purchase agreement for Bell 429

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 to the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS) Aviation Bureau while at this year’s HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas. Arizona DPS Aviation Bureau’s new aircraft will be delivered in 2017 and will be used for Search and Rescue, Border Protection… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 08-Mar-17

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Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell and Safran celebrates first Bell 505 Jet Ranger X delivery

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company and Safran (Euronext Paris : SAF), celebrate today the first delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The aircraft was delivered to private operator Scott Urschel, who is based in Chandler, Arizona, and owner of Pylon Aviation. Bell Helicopter and Mr. Urschel commemorated this milestone in… Read more »

Source: Safran, 08-Mar-17

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Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing Enters Chinese Market with Multiple Helicopter Lease Agreements

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has entered into a lease agreement with Shanghai Skyway General Aviation Company (“Skyway”), a provider of helicopter transportation and related support services in China, for one new Airbus H135 helicopter, which will be used for emergency medical services.  Separately,… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 08-Mar-17

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StandardAero celebrates 50 years supporting the RR Model 250

StandardAero celebrates 50 years supporting the RR Model 250

The annual Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo 2017 marks the 50th year that StandardAero has offered Roll-Royce M250 helicopter engine services to the industry. The company was first contracted in 1967, then by Allison Engine Company, to provide engine MRO services for the Canadian Air Force CH-136 Kiowa helicopter fleet. Through collaboration with Rolls-Royce and… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 08-Mar-17

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Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

Corporate and VIP operators across the Americas select AW139, AW169

The AgustaWestland AW139 and AW169 continue to be selected as preferred platforms by discerning corporate and VIP customers, with additional sales of both types accelerating in early 2017. An AW169 has been sold to a US corporate customer just as the company has recently achieved FAA certification of the type, with another sold to a… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 08-Mar-17

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Cadorath Earns Three Awards for the Rolls-Royce M250 First Network

Cadorath Earns Three Awards for the Rolls-Royce M250 First Network

Rolls-Royce and Aviall handed out the yearly First Network Awards March 6th in Dallas, Texas. Cadorath received the 2017 awards for Total Quality and Customer Satisfaction from Rolls-Royce. From Aviall they were presented the award for Program Investment. The First Network includes all ARF, AMC, AMROC and AMOF facilities globally for the Rolls-Royce M250 line… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 08-Mar-17

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HeliFlite Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard

HeliFlite Destined for Part 135 VIP Service on Eastern Seaboard

HeliFlite™ today announced the continued expansion of its fleet with the addition of its 10th twin engine/dual piloted helicopter, an AgustaWestland AW139.  The aircraft will be finished with a luxury executive cabin, providing ample room for as many as nine VIP passengers.   The aircraft will operate from the firm’s home base at Newark Liberty… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 08-Mar-17

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Garmin® announces new enhancements for the G500H in R44 helicopters

Garmin® announces new enhancements for the G500H in R44 helicopters

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a series of enhancements and an expanded feature set for Garmin’s G500H glass flight display STC in Robinson R44 helicopters. Pilots flying behind the G500H in the R44 will experience a faster, more responsive and modernized flight display, alongside a number of additional… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 08-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

VIH Aerospace Launches Bell 407 Lease Program

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services announces it has launched a Bell 407 helicopter-leasing program for 2017. VIH Aerospace General Manager Arne Arneson states that in late 2015 and into 2016, VIHA invested substantially in both assets and expertise to… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

Heli-One Becomes First Rotorcraft Company to Achieve Universal Avionics Top Dealer Status

For the first time in Universal Avionics’ history, a rotorcraft company has been awarded the distinction of International Top Dealer. Heli-One Norway achieved this honor for 2016; a significant accomplishment that marks a growing position in the helicopter market for Universal Avionics products. Heli-One brought forward several key special mission retrofit programs in 2016 for… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Mar-17

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Enstrom Delivers 480B to Sharkeys Helicopter

Enstrom Delivers 480B to Sharkeys Helicopter

The latest Enstrom MODEL 480B to fly away from the factory has been delivered to Sharkey’s Helicopters.   This aircraft with its beautiful paint job is the 4th ship to be sold through Sharkey’s in the past 12 months. The sales of 2 480Bs and 2 F28Fs along with the continued support of customers and Enstrom… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 08-Mar-17

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Vector and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector  and Robertson finalizing design of AS350/EC130 fuel tank

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has over the past year continued to pursue certification of the crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) being developed with Robertson Fuel Systems LLC as a retrofit for the Airbus AS350/EC130 family of helicopters. Vector and Robertson have undertaken substantial testing of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Online Learning Opens New Doors to Engineering Degrees

Online Learning Opens New Doors to Engineering Degrees

Engineering breakthroughs have the ability to solve the world’s greatest challenges, defy the limits of space exploration and create infrastructure solutions to support growing populations. If you’re inspired to join the next generation of innovators and problem solvers, an online engineering degree is waiting for you at Embry-Riddle Worldwide. To support growing global demand for… Read more »

Source: Embry-Riddle, 08-Mar-17

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Hiscox Global Flying attending Heli-Expo 2017

Hiscox Global Flying attending Heli-Expo 2017

Ian Groves and I are very excited to be heading to Dallas, Texas for the 2017 HAI HELI-EXPO at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. The annual HAI HELI-EXPO event is the world’s rotor-wing aviation trade show. More than 20,000 professionals from the helicopter industry around the world come together each year to check out the latest… Read more »

Source: Hiscox, 08-Mar-17

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Rolls-Royce M250 engine to hit 250 million flight hours in 2017

Rolls-Royce M250 engine to hit 250 million flight hours in 2017

The Rolls-Royce M250 engine family will pass the 250 million flight hour milestone in 2017, a rare occurrence among any engine product in aviation history. The Rolls-Royce M250 engine has been continually upgraded since entering service in the 1960s and has powered more than 170 different aircraft across rotor and fixed-wing fleets. The latest variant… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 08-Mar-17

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ITT displays rotorcraft solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

ITT displays rotorcraft solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand will showcase their portfolio of energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for the rotorcraft industry at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017, March 6-9, in Dallas, Texas. By reducing noise and vibration, Enidine’s rotorcraft solutions allow for a more comfortable passenger ride and longer lifespan of rotorcraft components. “Enidine’s highly… Read more »

Source: ITT, 08-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Eyes Growth in Aerospace Manufacturing

VIH Aerospace Eyes Growth in Aerospace Manufacturing

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – Booth # 10953), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services — and more recently, aerospace manufacturing, has seen substantial growth in its recently launched manufacturing sector. “In late 2015, VIH management determined that in addition to manufacturing mission specific Supplemental Type Certified products including Vertical Reference… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace certifies ADS-B upgrade

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently received approval from the European and United States airworthiness authorities for its ADS-B solutions offered for Part 27 and Part 29 rotorcraft.  In December 2016, Vector received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) supplemental type certificate (STC) approval for… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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Pall Aerospace and Aero Products to Sign Distribution Partnership at Heli-Expo 2017

Pall Aerospace and Aero Products to Sign Distribution Partnership at Heli-Expo 2017

Pall Aerospace and Aero Products have agreed to an exclusive distribution partnership for Pall Aerospace PUREair Dry Barrier Filters. There will be a signing ceremony at 11:30 AM on Tuesday, March 7th to execute the agreement. The signing ceremony will take place at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas at Pall Aerospace’s booth (#4920). Aero Products… Read more »

Source: Pall Aerospace, 08-Mar-17

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REACH places first-ever order for Airbus H125s

REACH places first-ever order for Airbus H125s

REACH Air Medical Services, a subsidiary of Air Medical Group Holdings, has placed an order for five new Airbus H125s, marking the first time the company has turned to an Airbus Helicopters aircraft for its single-engine platform solution. The company selected the H125 after requesting a high-altitude demonstration and “fly-off” of the Airbus H125 and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-17

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STAT MedEvac to be first US air medical team to operate Helionix-equipped H135s

STAT MedEvac to be first US air medical team to operate Helionix-equipped H135s

STAT MedEvac will soon be the first air medical transport service in North America to operate Airbus H135 helicopters equipped with Helionix, an innovative and powerful avionics system. The Pennsylvania-based critical care transport team has placed orders with Airbus Helicopters Inc. for three new H135s to replace older aircraft in its fleet, with delivery scheduled… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-17

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DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

DEA General Aviation appointed US distributor for Cicare helicopters

Cicaré Rotorcraft is pleased to announce, on the opening day of HAI Heli-Expo, the appointment of DEAGA USA (Booth 4324), as its exclusive distributor for the Cicaré range of helicopters, including the revolutionary Cicaré SVH4 helicopter trainer. DEAGA USA will be responsible for sales, support, training and assembly of the Cicaré range of products in… Read more »

Source: DEA, 07-Mar-17

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EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

EASA raises H175 gross weight to 7.8 tonnes

With 12 H175 now in operation and demonstrating the performance and reliability of the aircraft worldwide, the medium twin-engine helicopter continues to be enhanced in order to bring more value to operators. Among the programme milestones recently reached is the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) extension… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone places €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters for H135, H145 and H175

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today a €200 million firm order with Airbus Helicopters including H145, H135 and H175 helicopters. Delivery of the aircraft on order is scheduled to begin in mid-2017 with deployment into emergency medical service and other parapublic segments. Milestone’s current helicopter fleet includes over… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 07-Mar-17

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Universal Avionics InSight® achieves milestone

Universal Avionics InSight® achieves milestone

Universal Avionics announces that the engineering of the InSight display system is now fulfilled, and that the company is working toward completion of the STC and TSO package in preparation for TIA. Upon approval, InSight will provide operators with a new modern, integrated flight deck solution. “We are pleased to have reached this significant milestone… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Court approves CHC reorganization plan

Court approves CHC reorganization plan

CHC Group Plan of Reorganization Confirmed by Court CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas has confirmed the Company’s Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) and signed a confirmation order to that effect. The Company expects to complete its financial restructuring process and… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 07-Mar-17

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HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore partners with GE to deliver global Safety Data Management System

HeliOffshore and GE Aviation have signed an agreement to develop and implement digital solutions for a global safety data management system for the offshore helicopter industry.  The system will be deployed in phases beginning this year. This effort will bring together GE’s extensive data and analytics technology and expertise with HeliOffshore’s safety leadership to provide deeper… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

Sikorsky launches Flight Crew Operating Manuals for S92 and S76D

HeliOffshore member Sikorsky today launched Flight Crew Operating Manuals for its S92 and S76D aircraft. The new manuals help pilots to better understand the intent of each helicopter’s system operations and are part of HeliOffshore’s global programme to enhance safety across the offshore fleet. “Sikorsky, like every member of HeliOffshore, is committed to providing crews… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 07-Mar-17

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Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone lease AW169 to HeliKorea

Milestone Aviation Group Limited (“Milestone”), the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has leased a Leonardo AW169 to HeliKorea to accelerate its expansion into Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations in South Korea. The helicopter was sourced from Milestone’s order book with the manufacturer. “We are excited to begin this new partnership with… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

Germany extends TBO on PW206B2 engine

German EMS provider DRF Luftrettung is poised to significantly extend time on wing for its fleet of 17 H135P2 helicopters from Airbus Helicopters powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW206B2 engine. Germany’s aviation authority, Luftfahrt Bundesamt, has approved the extension of the TBO on DRF Luftrettung’s engines from 4,000 hours to 4,500 hours on all… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 07-Mar-17

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Axnes Announces the New MP30 Wireless Intercom

Axnes Announces the New MP30 Wireless Intercom

Wireless intercom technology innovator, Axnes has announced the introduction of the new MP30 handheld transceiver as a follow-on to the MP50 unit debuted last year.  The MP30 is a smaller, lighter, and lower cost alternative to the MP50 and includes many of the same comprehensive features. These include single band UHF frequencies, full duplex transmission… Read more »

Source: Axnes Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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