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Botswana Parliament Approves P41 million Request for Anti-Poaching Operations

Botswana Parliament Approves P41 million Request for Anti-Poaching Operations

The parliament of Botswana has approved an emergency funding request of P41 million by the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism. With this money, they will be able to acquire three used helicopters, radio and other communication equipment and nine aviation fuel tanks. The money will also be able to fund the employment… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Sep-17

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

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

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

Source: CHC, 10-Apr-17

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Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

Tyabb Aero Club Seeks Council Backing for Helipad

The TYABB Aero Club hopes to build a helipad at the Stuart Rd airfield. They have $25,000 that they can contribute to the project but have sent in a grant application to the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council for $100,000. The proposed helipad will be used by air ambulances, police and firefighters reports The News. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Mar-17

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-16

Bell awards WAI $8,000 Grant for Girls

Bell awards WAI $8,000 Grant for Girls

Women in Aviation International received an $8,000 grant from Bell Helicopter which will be used to provide instructional materials about helicopters to use as a hands-on teaching activity for girls ages 8 to 16 for the September 24, 2016, youth outreach. “We are delighted with this grant which will enable us to present another fascinating… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 30-Sep-16

WAI recieves $10K grant from UPS Foundation

WAI recieves $10K grant from UPS Foundation

Women in Aviation, International received a $10,000 grant from The UPS Foundation, which drives global corporate citizenship and philanthropic programs for UPS. The grant will be used toward providing teaching materials for Girls in Aviation Day, an international outreach program planned for Saturday, September 26, 2015. That day, WAI’s nearly 100 chapters around the world… Read more »

Source: WAI, 27-May-15

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

Airbus Helicopters Canada given Ontario Provincial Government grant

New strategic partnerships announced this week have leveraged almost $44 million in new investments and helped to create or retain over 1,400 jobs in Southwestern Ontario. The latest investment under the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund is with Airbus Helicopters Canada in Fort Erie. Funding will support the company’s new production line, equipment and facility upgrades,… Read more »

Source: Ontario, 30-Mar-15

AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

AEDC to give $3M to Bell for new ramp

Bell Helicopter will have a new ramp for testing its tiltrotors after the Amarillo Economic Development Corp. board of directors voted Thursday to give the company a $3 million construction grant. See Full Story

Source: Amarillo, 24-Nov-14

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Grant halved for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust

Grant halved for Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Trust chief executive Murray Bolton is furious the Auckland Regional Amenities Funding Board will give the trust $450,000 to operate next year – down from $900,000 this year and well short of the $1.5 million the trust sought  See full story

Source: NZ Herald, 15-Dec-13

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Indiana University Health awarded $170K funding for new hangar/base

Indiana University Health awarded $170K funding for new hangar/base

Members of the Richmond Redevelopment Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved funds to bring Indiana University Health LifeLine to the Richmond Municipal Airport.  See full story

Source: Palladium-Item, 02-Dec-13

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Carnegie Mellon University awarded $7M for robotic rotorcraft research

Carnegie Mellon University awarded $7M for robotic rotorcraft research

Robotic rotorcraft for inspecting bridges and other infrastructure, tools for minimally invasive surgery that guide surgeons by creating 3D maps of internal organs and assistive robots for blind travelers are among seven new Carnegie Mellon University research projects sponsored through the National Robotics Initiative. The National Science Foundation announced it has awarded a total of more than… Read more »

Source: CMU, 24-Oct-13

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KCF Technologies receives SBIR funding to develop wireless strain sensor for rotor blades

KCF Technologies receives SBIR funding to develop wireless strain sensor for rotor blades

KCF Technologies has received funding to continue a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to develop a wireless strain sensor for helicopter rotors. The strain sensor, known as the Smart Rod End, is a push rod end that has a load sensor embedded in the shank of the rod end. The rod end is targeted… Read more »

Source: KCF Technologies, 04-Oct-13

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AgustaWestlands Awarded More UK Government Funding

AgustaWestlands Awarded More UK Government Funding

Yeovil’s AgustaWestland’s been awarded a further grant from the Government today. The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced over 100 companies across the UK are to get a cut of £506 million. see press story See also Government announcement

Source: The Breeze, 12-Jul-13

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MedEvac Foundation Awards Key Research & Education Grants

MedEvac Foundation Awards Key Research & Education Grants

The MedEvac Foundation International is pleased to announce funding provisions for three key research and education grants in emergency medical transport totaling $47,250. The Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process. Dr. Stephen Thomas from the OU Schusterman Center in Oklahoma will be supported in his Collaborative Statewide Education Program on Patient… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation, 13-Jan-13

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UK Government gives AgustaWestland £46M for civil helicopter projects

UK Government gives AgustaWestland £46M for civil helicopter projects

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that it has been selected to go forward to the contracting phase for their bid of up to £46 million from Round 3 of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The combined RGF and AgustaWestland investment of more than £100 million will create a brand new industry… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 19-Oct-12

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UK – HELP Appeal grants £500K for helipad at Bristol Royal Infirmary

UK – HELP Appeal grants £500K for helipad at Bristol Royal Infirmary

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust (UH Bristol) and the Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads (HELP) Appeal will be working in partnership to develop an onsite helipad at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI), which will open in 2014. A grant of £500,000 has been provided by the HELP Appeal to support the helipad’s construction – part… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 26-Sep-12

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Amarillo City Commission gives Bell $5 Million

Amarillo City Commission gives Bell $5 Million

During a meeting Tuesday, commissioners unanimously approved a $5-million Amarillo Economic Development Corp. incentive package for a Bell Helicopter expansion to bring manufacturing of the company’s newest civilian craft — the 525 Relentless — and 100 jobs to the city. (see full story)

Source: Amarillo Globe News, 19-Jul-12

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Batchelor Foundation makes $700K grant to fund Miami helicopter purchase

Batchelor Foundation makes $700K grant to fund Miami helicopter purchase

The University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science announced that it has received a challenge grant for $700,000 from the Miami-based Batchelor Foundation to support its exploration research efforts. The funds will be applied toward the acquisition of a helicopter outfitted with a suite of scientific equipment that will serve as the… Read more »

Source: University of Miami, 05-Feb-12

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Sikorsky wins $800,000 expansion grant

Sikorsky wins $800,000 expansion grant

Empire State Development Corporation’s Board of Directors met today in New York City, where the board approved funding totaling  $2,964,000, pledging to create  200 new jobs and retain 591  existing jobs in New York State. The funding will  leverage  more than  $14.5 million in investment across the state. In  Fiscal  Year 2010–2011, the ESDC Directors… Read more »

Source: Empire State Development, 20-Sep-11

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AgustaWestland launches new R&D programme supported by £10m UK Government grant

AgustaWestland launches new R&D programme supported by £10m UK Government grant

It was announced that the Government has awarded AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, a total of £10 million in research and development grants that will be delivered through the Technology Strategy Board. The funding will go towards a new programme consisting of three R&D projects. The programme will ensure that the UK maintains its leading position… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 22-Jul-11

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Finnish Government aims to reclaim 1,000,000 Euro grant from Medi-Heli

Finnish Government aims to reclaim 1,000,000 Euro grant from Medi-Heli

The Social Affairs and Health ministry in Finland claims that insufficient information has been provided by Medi-Heli on how the grant was spent, and are thus seeking it be returned.

Source: YLE, 01-Jun-11

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Spain: EC funds new emergency helipad in Vera

Spain: EC funds new emergency helipad in Vera

The Public Utility 061 emergency has set up a new heliport located in the town of Vera. This infrastructure is the third of the 15 provided in the provincial network, designed for helicopters from the 061, and whose implementation will require an investment of approximately EUR 1.1 million, funded by European Regional Development Fund (… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Apr-11

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Eurocopter wins 550M Euro funding for X4

Eurocopter wins 550M Euro funding for X4

French newspaper Le Figaro yesterday reported that Eurocopter has secured French Government funding for the development of its new 4-tonne X4 model.  With 550 million euros promised, the multi-national manufacturer and its partners will also develop an ambitious program in technology including engines, avionics, rotor blades, fuselage and so on.  The four tonne market is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Apr-11

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Escambia County Sheriff’s OH-58 to fly again thanks to $100K grant

Escambia County Sheriff’s OH-58 to fly again thanks to $100K grant

Sheriff David Morgan announced Monday that a $100,000 grant from the U.S. Justice Department’s Office of Justice Program will allow the agency to restart its air unit on a temporary basis beginning this week. The unit, which flies two OH-58s, has been grounded since 1st March 2009 – see HeliHub.com story

Source: Pensacola News Journal, 30-Mar-11

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EMTEQ seeks US DoD grant for modulated rotor tip light system

EMTEQ seeks US DoD grant for modulated rotor tip light system

EMTEQ has developed a Modulated Rotor Tip Light (MRTL) system as the Phase I preliminary design concept for a U.S. Navy Small Business Innovative Research grant (SBIR). Position lights for rotary-wing aircraft can be made more visible and effective by using rotor tip mounted lights. Similar to fixed-wing aircraft that use wing tip mounted lights;… Read more »

Source: EMTEQ, 16-Mar-11

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Amarillo College wins $160K state grant to support Bell training program

Amarillo College wins $160K state grant to support Bell training program

Amarillo College officials are to be presented with a state grant from the Texas Workforce Commission of more than $160,000 to support a Bell training program. The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday on the second floor of the College Union Building on their Washington Street Campus. Texas Workforce Commission’s Chairman Tom Pauken is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Jan-11

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EMTEQ wins US DoD grant to develop of rotor blade tip lighting system

EMTEQ wins US DoD grant to develop of rotor blade tip lighting system

EMTEQ has been selected by the US Department of Defense (DoD) and the Office of Naval Research for Phase I of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program to develop a rotor blade tip lighting system. Firms with the capability to conduct research and development (R&D) and to commercialize the results of that R&D are… Read more »

Source: EMTEQ, 11-Nov-10

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MedEvac Foundation International announces 2010 grant recipients

MedEvac Foundation International announces 2010 grant recipients

Four medevac transport research and education projects – examining topics that include the study of fatigue in medical helicopter crew members, crisis resources in medical transport, building an online air-medical transport curriculum, and appropriate utilization in response to medevac helicopter trauma-scene requests – have been awarded grant funding totaling $73,458 by MedEvac Foundation International for… Read more »

Source: MedEvac Foundation International, 30-Jun-10

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Eurocopter Spain gets grant of 11.2M Euros

Eurocopter Spain gets grant of 11.2M Euros

Eurocopter will receive a Community grant amounting to 11.2 million euros to strengthen its industrial project in Albacete. This was approved by the Governing Council at its meeting yesterday

05-May-10

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USTDA grant promotes development of India’s helicopter sector

U.S. Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemerawarded a grant of Rupees 24 million (501,849 dollars) to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Government of India.

Source: Sindh Today, 03-Sep-09

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