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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

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

JETNET celebrates 30 years in business

JETNET celebrates 30 years in business

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of aviation market information, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The firm has been a leader in using original research and the latest technology to provide timely and accurate intelligence to the business aviation community. JETNET provides information on business jets and turboprops, helicopters, and yachts. “Since 1988, when… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 23-Mar-18

2018 MTLI Scholarship Winners

2018 MTLI Scholarship Winners

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce TraumaOne Flight Services Program Manager, Chad E. McIntyre, and Hospital Wing Director of Safety, Erik Bratton, have been selected as the recipients of the 2018 Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) Scholarship. MTLI enhances leadership and management of medical transportation through formal education programs that emphasize the direct… Read more »

Source: MedEvac, 23-Mar-18

Librestream Powers New Remote Assistance Service from Safran

Librestream Powers New Remote Assistance Service from Safran

Librestream is pleased to announce that Safran Helicopter Engines has successfully deployed a remote video technical assistance service using the Onsight collaborative platform. Safran Helicopter Engines first announced this innovative Expert link branded service at the HAI Heli-Expo February 28 in conjunction with Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc and Heligo, first customers of this new service…. Read more »

Source: Librestream Technologies, 23-Mar-18

HeliRussia 2018 features a variety of MRO companies

HeliRussia 2018 features a variety of MRO companies

High-quality maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) of helicopters is a guarantee of flights safety. A number of MRO companies will participate in the 11th International helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2018, with demonstration of their programs and projects. Russian House of Aviation to announce the opening of a new online spare parts and components shop for permanent clients… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 23-Mar-18

DART chooses Drallim Industries as Repair & Overhaul facility

DART chooses Drallim Industries as Repair & Overhaul facility

DART has continuously been committed to strengthening its position and customer focus in Europe and surrounding regions all while striving to facilitate access to product portfolio and top-of-the-line quality service and customer support. To follow this commitment, DART Aerospace and Drallim Industries signed an agreement to perform Repair & Overhaul on DART remote cargo hooks, swivels and… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 23-Mar-18

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Spectrum Aeromed Completes Production Amendment

Spectrum Aeromed Completes Production Amendment

Spectrum Aeromed announced that they have completed production on their newest Amendment: the AgustaWestland AW109SP STC with a lightweight air ambulance interior. Per the request of an industry-leading air ambulance customer, Spectrum designed and manufactured a new interior for their new AW109SP. Working closely with the medical crew and the aircraft manufacturer, Spectrum’s engineering team… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 22-Mar-18

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AUTOFLUG releases new options for passenger transport

AUTOFLUG releases new options for passenger transport

The newly developed helicopter seat from AUTOFLUG should be lightweight, robust and extremely safe. After one year of development, AUTOFLUG presented the result to the world public for the first time at the HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, USA – AUTOFLUG FLYWEIGHT®. “We have not only reached the set of goals,” says Björn Kanstorf, Head… Read more »

Source: AUTOFLUG, 22-Mar-18

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Metro continues to improve the MetroAlert app

Metro continues to improve the MetroAlert app

Metro Aviation provides MetroAlert, a smartphone application that facilitates rapid communication from the field for an emergency helicopter transport, to its operations customers free of charge.  Since introducing the app, Metro has dedicated a team of developers to increasing its functionality and introducing several customer-suggested features.  Recently, Metro rolled out one of the biggest updates… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 22-Mar-18

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DynaVibe Track and Balance System gains Robinson acceptance

DynaVibe Track and Balance System gains Robinson acceptance

RPX Technologies announces that its DynaVibe and DynaTrack optical blade tracking accessory have been accepted by the Robinson Helicopter Company for R22-series and R44-series helicopter tracking and balancing purposes. During the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo, RPX personnel will demonstrate DynaVibe and DynaTrack in booth C4043.  This complete track and balance system is simple-to-use, allows users to complete the process quickly, and is priced… Read more »

Source: RPX Technologies, 22-Mar-18

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HeliRussia and Show Observer renew partnership

HeliRussia and Show Observer renew partnership

1th edition of the International helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2018, which will be held from May 24 to 26 at Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow, has once again have chosen its Show Observer as its official daily. This publication is produced by one of Russia’s oldest aviation business magazines, Air Transport Observer, and has been… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 22-Mar-18

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AHS Announces 2018 Group Award Winners

AHS Announces 2018 Group Award Winners

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Society, today announced the organizations that are the 2018 recipients of its prestigious awards program. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, during AHS International’s 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Pho​enix, Arizona, USA. [AHS announced individual award winners on March 19, 2018] “Since 1943,… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 22-Mar-18

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance break-in new helipad

Wiltshire Air Ambulance break-in new helipad

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance carried out its first landing on the helipad at the charity’s new airbase at Semington, near Melksham, today (Tuesday 20 March). This exciting milestone was followed by the official handover of the airbase to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The building will now be fitted out before the charity’s fundraising, administrative and operational teams… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 21-Mar-18

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AHS International Announces 2018 Individual Award Recipients

AHS International Announces 2018 Individual Award Recipients

AHS International, The Vertical Flight Society, today announced the 2018 individual recipients of its prestigious awards program. This year’s winners will be recognized at the Grand Awards Banquet on Wednesday, May 16, 2018, during AHS International’s 74th Annual Forum & Technology Display in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. “AHS was created in 1943 to help advance the state of the art… Read more »

Source: AHS International, 21-Mar-18

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New ultralight Micron helicopter to be on display at HeliRussia 2018

New ultralight Micron helicopter to be on display at HeliRussia 2018

Among the range of various new products at the anniversary HeliRussia expo last year, one model raised special interest from visitors: a prototype of an ultralight helicopter Micron with coaxial rotor system. Its developer, the RD-HELI company, actively worked in the past year on this aircraft design and will showcase a new version of Micron at HeliRussia 2018. The… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 21-Mar-18

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Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace Team Up

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace Team Up

Aspen Avionics and Sensurion Aerospace announced a co-development partnership that will bring certified avionics to the burgeoning UAS and unmanned air-taxi marketplace. Aspen Avionics’/Sensurion’s focus is on FAA certified autopilots, communications, navigation, and surveillance systems, for small, medium, and large UAS, including future cargo and passenger carrying aircraft. “The real winners in this partnership are… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 21-Mar-18

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Director Joins AEA Board

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics Director Joins AEA Board

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced David Copeland, the company’s Director of Sales, has been elected to the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Board of Directors. Seven new members, including Copeland, will serve a three-year term beginning this month. “I’m honored to support AEA and their membership,” said Copeland. “As a team, we share a common… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 21-Mar-18

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Sacramento PD Becomes First Law Enforcement Agency to Operate Bell 505

Sacramento PD Becomes First Law Enforcement Agency to Operate Bell 505

The Sacramento Police Department is pleased to announce the purchase agreement of a Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopter. This will be the first law enforcement configured Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopter delivered worldwide. The new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X is currently on the production line and is expected for delivery in early April 2018…. Read more »

Source: Sacramento Police Department, 19-Mar-18

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Canadian AvGas supply problem partly resolved

Canadian AvGas supply problem partly resolved

Imperial has made significant progress towards resolving a potential fuel quality issue in aviation gasoline (sometimes referred to as “avgas” or “100 low lead”) shipped from Strathcona refinery since Dec. 28, 2017. Imperial has identified all locations that received potentially off-spec product and has completed close to all of the testing at those sites. At… Read more »

Source: Imperial Oil, 19-Mar-18

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First show of the new Russian light helicopter to take place at HeliRussia 2018

First show of the new Russian light helicopter to take place at HeliRussia 2018

Running every May, the HeliRussia expo is an annual place for new helicopter industry developments’ demonstration. The event of this year will not be an exception: one of the interesting exhibits is a new light single-engine helicopter Kasatka 505. It is developed by the Russian company AGAN AIRCRAFT GROUP, and its design incorporates propelling system of the… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 19-Mar-18

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Milestone Aviation provides four new H135 helicopters to ADAC

Milestone Aviation provides four new H135 helicopters to ADAC

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”), a GE Capital Aviation Services company (“GECAS”) and the global leader in helicopter leasing announced the lease of four Airbus H135 helicopters to ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH (“ADAC”) in Germany. Two aircraft delivered this month with two more scheduled to deliver in April and May 2018; all aircraft were sourced from… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 19-Mar-18

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Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

As a highlight of the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO, Oceania Aviation was honored to be recognised for its outstanding commitment and service to the MD500 single engine fleet in their region at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting. Presented by MD Helicopters’ Randy Schaffer, Eric Kessler, Chris Wolfe and… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 19-Mar-18

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New mission systems extend the capabilities for the German Federal Police Air Support

New mission systems extend the capabilities for the German Federal Police Air Support

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has succeeded in winning the contract issued by NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the German Federal Police for the fleet-wide replacement of all mission equipment in the AS332L1 “Super Puma”, EC155  and EC135 helicopters. The new mission systems will extend the wide range of capability options of the German… Read more »

Source: ESG, 19-Mar-18

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Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 19-Mar-18

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Trakka announces SWE-400 Quad Orders

Trakka announces SWE-400 Quad Orders

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an order for five SWE-400 QUAD TrakkaCams from Western Power Distribution. Western Power Distribution is the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and South Wales of the UK, with a network comprising 220,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables, and… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 19-Mar-18

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4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives

4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives

After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that the further development and wider usage of these four flight technologies will improve safety across the helicopter industry and save lives. Develop Autopilot Equipment for Light Helicopters – Current light helicopters have… Read more »

Source: USHST, 16-Mar-18

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Mid-Continent Named Authorized BendixKing Repair Partner

Mid-Continent Named Authorized BendixKing Repair Partner

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced the company will continue its decades-long service partnership with BendixKing as an Authorized Repair Partner. This classification authorizes Mid-Continent to perform maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange service on all BendixKing products. “Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has supported BendixKing and their global customer base for more than 40 years,” said… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 16-Mar-18

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Charleston County Sheriff Replace Aging Bell

Charleston County Sheriff Replace Aging Bell

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office have officially revealed their new Bell 407 GX. The new helicopter will replace their aging Bell, and came to the price of $3.4 million. They are still planning to install a new FLIR infrared imaging system, reports Live 5 News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-18

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DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace has recently announced Transport Canada certification of its Bell 505 Bearpaws. By far the lightest option available on the market for the 505 (as much as 35% lighter than competition), this Bearpaw kit is the ideal solution for operators performing landings on soft and uneven terrains. With the Bell 505 being the 30th… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 15-Mar-18

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MD Helicopters announces scholarship recipient

MD Helicopters announces scholarship recipient

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Leah Murphy has been awarded the 2018 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has a value of approximately $12,000. The MD 500 is an advanced, turbine-powered helicopter that most students are not yet qualified to fly. The week-long, one-on-one training course is held at… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-18

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Aero Products partners with Pall Aerospace

Aero Products partners with Pall Aerospace

Aero Products has teamed up with Pall Aerospace to promote distribution of the PUREair Dry Barrier Filters. Aero Products is confident their customer will welcome the benefits of these maintenance-free FAA-PMA direct fit replacements over traditional oil-wetted filters. Airborne contamination by a helicopter engine can result in erosion, corrosion, and component wear, which add to… Read more »

Source: Aero Products, 15-Mar-18

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StandardAero Announces Plans Expansion

StandardAero Announces Plans Expansion

StandardAero Component Services has announced a significant investment and expansion at three of the company’s U.S. sites during 2018 and will increase shop capacity by a total of 260,000 square feet (sq. ft.) collectively, with expansion of facilities in Cincinnati & Hillsboro, Ohio, and Miami, Florida locations. Overall investment to fund the expansions exceeds $16… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 15-Mar-18

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Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

Voom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters that was launched in 2016 as an on-demand helicopter booking platform allowing passengers to request a seat on a helicopter within minutes. By providing a more efficient transportation option to daily commuters, it aims to address challenges associated with rush-hour traffic by offering an alternative form of transportation in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Mar-18

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Leonardo boosts international growth

Leonardo boosts international growth

The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The deal was announced during the DIMDEX Exhibition in Doha in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti and Leonardo Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Profumo. The overall programme is valued… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Mar-18

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PHI Announces Appointment of new Director to Board of Directors

PHI Announces Appointment of new Director to Board of Directors

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) announced the appointment of Alan W. Brass to its Board of Directors effective March 7, 2018. Mr. Brass has been a member of the PHI Air Medical Board of Managers since 2016, leveraging his 42 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. A… Read more »

Source: PHI, 15-Mar-18

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AAMS Board of Directors – Open Call for Region 1 Director

AAMS Board of Directors – Open Call for Region 1 Director

AAMS Region 1 Director, Scott Kirby, has accepted a position in another region; therefore he can no longer represent Region 1. We are very sorry to say good-bye to Scott, but wish him all the best in his new endeavors. Article V, Section 13 of the AAMS Bylaws stipulates how Vacancy seat may be filled:… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 15-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 15-Mar-18

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Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

Sloane Helicopters is one of the most respected operators in the UK and the family-owned business already enjoys strong Cornish connections Penzance Heliport Ltd will team with one of the UK’s leading helicopter companies to operate the new helicopter link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Flights between Penzance and the islands of Tresco… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport, 14-Mar-18

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Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

During the week of February 5th, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation completed a successful acceptance of 4 piston 280FX helicopters to Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan. A team of inspectors from Global Services & Solutions led by co-owner Mr. Abdul Khaliq Awan and Mr. Ali Muhammad led the acceptance after a week-long inspection process at the… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 14-Mar-18

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Airbus appoints new Distributor and Service Center in Turkey

Airbus appoints new Distributor and Service Center in Turkey

Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line. SBAIR was established in 2017 by Mr. Ercüment Bayegan (Bayegan Group) and Mr. Mehmet Yüksel Hocaoğlu (Swan Aviation). Bayegan Group was… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Mar-18

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FX Helicopters Offers New Training Opportunities

FX Helicopters Offers New Training Opportunities

After more than a year of putting pilots through its unparalleled upset recovery course, FX Helicopters is now expanding its focus to bring an additional margin of safety to operators that has not been previously offered elsewhere. “We are looking for new ways to bring the skills and knowledge we have gained over the past… Read more »

Source: FX Helicopters, 14-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive celebrates two new Authorized Service Centers

Dallas Airmotive celebrates two new Authorized Service Centers

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces the recent approvals of both Florida Suncoast Helicopters and Helicopter Engine Service S.A. (HESSA) as Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Centers under Dallas Airmotive’s current RR300 AMROC agreement. Through this agreement, Dallas Airmotive extends its ability to provide regional support, such as field services, to RR300… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 14-Mar-18

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UNC helicopter now based at Nash UNC Health Care

UNC helicopter now based at Nash UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care has established Nash UNC Health Care as the permanent base site for one of its medical transport helicopters.  Hospital staff celebrated the helicopter’s first landing on Thursday. “Having the helicopter and flight crew based on our Nash campus provides time-saving advantages for our patients as well as all emergency transfer patients in… Read more »

Source: UNC Health Care, 14-Mar-18

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Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

The Kailash Helicopter Service Pvt Ltd has said that the company brought its first Airbus helicopter for commercial operations in the country today. According to Company officials, the six-seater AS 350(H125) B3E chopper has been added to its fleet. The chopper with a call sign ‘9N-AML’ has landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:20 PM… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Mar-18

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Classic Air Medical undergoes Upgrades

Classic Air Medical undergoes Upgrades

Classic Air Medical has upgraded their helicopter features and interior, as well as changing their look from red and white to black and grey. The upgrades include a sliding patient loading system as well as airway seating for the flight nurse and paramedic, reports Post Independent.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-18

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New Base for Airlift Northwest

New Base for Airlift Northwest

Airlift Northwest now has a new base at the Bremerton National Airport. The new base was opened in December, due to the growing population and need thereof, reports Kitsap Daily News. They will be providing emergency medical services with their Augusta A109E.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-18

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Kaman appoints new AVMRO VP and General Manager

Kaman appoints new AVMRO VP and General Manager

Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that Darlene Smith has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s Air Vehicles and MRO (AVMRO) division effective April 2, 2018. In this role, Smith will lead Kaman’s aircraft OEM operations including sales, production and support of the… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 13-Mar-18

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Sterling Aviation Expands Offerings

Sterling Aviation Expands Offerings

Due to the growing need for helicopters in critical emergency and business situations, Sterling Global Aviation Logistics has expanded its global service capabilities to provide additional logistics support to the Helicopter industry worldwide. Helicopters provide vital transport services for search and rescue, emergency medical services, military, law enforcement and firefighting missions, as well as critical… Read more »

Source: Sterling Global Aviation Logistics, 13-Mar-18

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Spectrum Aeromed has STC Amendment for AW109SP

Spectrum Aeromed has STC Amendment for AW109SP

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that they have completed production on their newest Amendment: the AgustaWestland AW109SP STC with a light weight air ambulance interior. Per the request of an industry-leading air ambulance customer operating in the Northeast, Spectrum designed and manufactured a new interior for their new AW109SP. Working closely with the medical crew… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 13-Mar-18

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Southeast offers part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast offers part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast Aerospace, the first company to have partnered to achieve the first ADS-B STC, has announced it’s latest ADS-B solution for the Part 29 market. Southeast Aerospace has partnered with Peregrine and Air Methods (as the ODA) to provide a panel and remote mount fully integrated ADS-B solution for a variety of Part 29 airframes…. Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 13-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Keith Moreland, has joined the company as a Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager to provide technical and sales support for helicopter operators in the Eastern United States region. Moreland brings more than 18 years of rotorcraft industry experience to the role,… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 13-Mar-18

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Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations received a significant boost with a total of $60,000 raised at Milestone Aviation’s annual poker tournament. The event, held on 26th February in Las Vegas, was the fifth no-stakes poker tournament hosted by Milestone at HAI’s annual show HeliExpo. Milestone is a global… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 13-Mar-18

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Airbus comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 orders

Airbus comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 orders

Airbus Helicopters, the leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, has wrapped up Heli Expo 2018 in Las Vegas with orders for over 50 of the company’s wide range of helicopters for customers worldwide. The most anticipated sales include the H160’s launch customer as well as the first orders placed for this new-generation helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-18

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Early Development for New Bell Helicopter

Early Development for New Bell Helicopter

Bell are in early development stages for their new civil helicopter. It is currently in the pre-launch stage, with little information regarding what it looks like being known. Chief executive, Mitch Snyder has commented that they do not want to “reveal it until it achieves what we want it to achieve,” reports Flight Global.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

Public concerns over the potential helicopter flyovers have managed to change the Eidfjord politicians’ minds. A Statkraft hydro-power company applied to use the Eidfjord helipad for tourism flights. The initial consensus was that the residents did not agree but the Eidfjord Municipality wanted to encourage tourism. However, they received a large opposition to the idea…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to use virtual reality as awareness-raising tool

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to use virtual reality as awareness-raising tool

The award-winning charity is believed to be one of the first air ambulance services in the country to use fully immersive, 360-degree virtual reality (VR) as a fundraising and awareness-raising tool. Using special VR headsets, viewers can become a paramedic setting off on a mission, a patient being transferred from the helicopter to hospital, and… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 12-Mar-18

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CASA approves our AW139 OJT journals

CASA approves our AW139 OJT journals

Our AW139 OJT journals are now CASA approved, providing a first of type solution for maintenance engineers. With the changes in Part 66 licensing in recent years and the discontinuation of SOE journals for type-rated licenses, there has been no method for attaining the first of type rating on your CASA licence. After speaking with… Read more »

Source: Helitsa, 12-Mar-18

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Schiebel wins Camcompter S-100 Contract

Schiebel wins Camcompter S-100 Contract

A fleet of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfill a contract with an international customer. Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was chosen by MDA for its impressive track record of providing critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. As a… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 12-Mar-18

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Thales awarded contract to test H145M mission capability

Thales awarded contract to test H145M mission capability

In ever more urban environments, the priority of armed forces is to reduce the risk of collateral damage, and in this ambition they can rely on Thales. The Group has been recently awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters for the test of its rocket systems to boost the H145M mission capability. This contract follows the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 12-Mar-18

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Pentagon Needs Speedier Acquisition to Stay Competitive

Pentagon Needs Speedier Acquisition to Stay Competitive

The Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said today. “The Chinese love our acquisition system, they are the biggest fans of our acquisition system that there could possibly be; they certainly don’t… Read more »

Source: Defense Aerospace, 12-Mar-18

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Vector wins UK MoD Gazelle support contract

Vector wins UK MoD Gazelle support contract

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a StandardAero company, has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance support for the UK Army Air Corps’ (AAC) Gazelle AH Mk1 helicopter fleet at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hants, UK.  Work under the contract is expected to commence in April 2018, and – with Contract Extension Options – continue until… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 12-Mar-18

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Midlands Air Ambulance Makes A Flying Visit To Cheltenham Festival

Midlands Air Ambulance Makes A Flying Visit To Cheltenham Festival

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be operational from Cheltenham Racecourse during Cheltenham Festival between 13th and 16th March. The organisation’s H135 air ambulance will be situated on the infield during the four-day event. This is the first time an air ambulance will be located at The Festival and is part of the charity’s ongoing partnership… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 12-Mar-18

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New Helicopter Business is ready for launch

New Helicopter Business is ready for launch

For Andrew Busse, the distinct sound of a helicopter rotor and the thrill of fighting fires have been lifelong interests. Today, more than 30 years later, Busse is proud to say his interests, turned passions, are now becoming a business venture. “I suppose it’s my earliest memories that started it all,” Busse recalled. “In 1988,… Read more »

Source: Black Hills Helicopters, 12-Mar-18

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CPI Aero Receives $3.8M Contract

CPI Aero Receives $3.8M Contract

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American:CVU) announced today that it has received an amendment to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, for the manufacture of engine cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract amendment extends the period of performance by one… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 12-Mar-18

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Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow has extended its partnership with TAQA and secured a new contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change services to support their operations to the PARAGON MSS1 in the East Shetland basin. The work began on March 2, 2018, and supports an initial estimated 18-month campaign. Bristow is working in partnership with Eastern Airways to… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 12-Mar-18

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New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

Building world-class helicopters is only the first part of the Airbus mission; what follows is a commitment to supporting the worldwide operators who fly the company’s rotorcraft. The commitment has been further strengthened with the launch of an optimised training and flight operations service, which was announced at last week’s Heli-Expo trade show in Las… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-18

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Helicopter engine building in focus at HeliRussia 2018

Helicopter engine building in focus at HeliRussia 2018

Aircraft engine building is one of the most innovative and complex areas of helicopter industry and aerospace in general. New aircraft engines tech R&D can sometimes be a stimulus for general technologies progress. Considering this, the HeliRussia 2018 expo to turn special attention to helicopter engines. The business program of the expo will be featuring… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 12-Mar-18

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HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

Senior offshore helicopter industry leaders met during the HAI HeliExpo show in Las Vegas last week to add momentum to their collaborative efforts to enhance safety through HeliOffshore. A meeting of the global offshore helicopter safety association’s Safety Strategy Panel on 26th February agreed to increase the degree of governance exercised by key stakeholders, with… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-Mar-18

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Belgian Minister of Defence visits EDA

Belgian Minister of Defence visits EDA

Steven Vandeput, the Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, visited the European Defence Agency today where he was welcomed by EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq. A wide range of topics related to European defence cooperation were discussed, including the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD), the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the European Defence Fund… Read more »

Source: EDA, 08-Mar-18

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Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. All new Airbus Helicopters delivered in the US and Canada will include the TRAXXALL aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system for one year. Additionally, TRAXXALL and Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-18

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Thumby Aviation launches new scheduled service from Bengaluru

Thumby Aviation launches new scheduled service from Bengaluru

Thumby Aviation is the first helicopter service to provide heli-taxi services to in Bengaluru. They now offer a flight between Electronic City to the airport, cutting the usual 2-hour commute down to 15 minutes. Tickets cost around Rs. 4,130 per seat. The helicopter, a Bell 407, can seat up to 6 passengers, who are only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Mar-18

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Esterline Exhibited Latest Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions and Advanced Displays

Esterline Exhibited Latest Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions and Advanced Displays

Esterline Avionics Systems is showcasing its advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand integrated helicopter avionics solutions at this year’s Heli-Expo in Booth #6327. Esterline’s helicopter demonstrator will feature an extensive range of the company’s core capabilities and products. Don Paolucci, Vice President, Navigation and Integrated Systems, Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “Our integrated helicopter solutions are… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 07-Mar-18

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Argus to host Flight Safety Foundation Bars Auditor Accreditation Course

Argus to host Flight Safety Foundation Bars Auditor Accreditation Course

ARGUS PROS, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce it will host the Flight Safety Foundation BARS Auditor Accreditation Course in Denver March 19-21. The three-day course introduces participants to the elements of the Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Program. The course requires a good level of knowledge and experience of aviation audits… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 07-Mar-18

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