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HAI comments on Senator Inhofe’s Fairness for Pilots Act

HAI comments on Senator Inhofe’s Fairness for Pilots Act

Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced S.755 (the Fairness for Pilots Act) on March 29, 2017, calling for improved legal protections of pilots facing FAA investigation or enforcement. The bill would allow pilots “to appeal an FAA decision through a new, merit-based trial in Federal Court;” and require the FAA to increase investigation transparency, expedite the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Apr-17

Bolloré Logistics Showcases its Helicopter Expertise at the Heli-Expo 2017

Bolloré Logistics Showcases its Helicopter Expertise at the Heli-Expo 2017

The Bolloré Logistics Aerospace teams from USA, Canada and France attended the HAI Heli-Expo held in Dallas, Texas, from March 6th to 9th, 2017. The Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo is the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community. This year, more than 17,000 people attended the show and 62 aircrafts were… Read more »

Source: Bolloré Logistics, 22-Mar-17

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BowTie Methodology Presented at Heli Expo 2017

BowTie Methodology Presented at Heli Expo 2017

Sharon Grey and Nathan Predoehl, Principals of the Mentair Group, assisted Mr. Gerald Kosbab at the Heli Expo last week. Ms. Grey and Mr. Predoehl have extensive experience in quality and safety management systems auditing. Mentair Group, an aviation consulting group, has been following Mr. Kosbab’s efforts over the past three years to provide the… Read more »

Source: Mentair Group, 17-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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ATP and MD Helicopters partner to create customer portal

ATP and MD Helicopters partner to create customer portal

Aircraft Technical Publishers (ATP)— the aviation industry’s premier provider of information, tools, and services — and MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), today announced the launch of the next evolution of the helicopter manufacturer’s online portal, a best in class offering designed to enhance customer experience and provide extended service capabilities. By leveraging the advanced Single Sign… Read more »

Source: Aircraft Technical Publishers, 07-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

Vector Aerospace details Heli-Expo offering

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is showcasing a wide range of its capabilities at this year’s Heli-Expo trade show in Dallas, TX, from crash-resistant fuel tanks and other safety equipment to engine MRO.  However, one capability in Vector’s service portfolio which is sometimes understated is… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospece, 07-Mar-17

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Baker Aviation Introduces Latest HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment to Helicopter Market

Baker Aviation Introduces Latest HOT-STOP ‘L’ Fire Containment to Helicopter Market

Baker Aviation, the Master Distributor for the HOT-STOP® ’L’ EVO Fire Containment Kits, will be demonstrating its lithium-ion battery fire safety solution at this year’s Heli-Expo, Booth 6910, as a first-time exhibitor. The safety concern and increasing threat of lithium-ion battery fires and toxic smoke emissions from various electronic devices onboard aircraft, triggered the development,… Read more »

Source: Baker Aviation, 07-Mar-17

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Conklin & de Decker has exclusive offers for Heli-Expo 2017

Conklin & de Decker has exclusive offers for Heli-Expo 2017

Conklin & de Decker (Booth #8207) has announced they will offer Heli-Expo attendees a special 10% discount on their most popular data products during the three-day convention from March 7th through the 9th in Dallas, Texas. Heli-Expo attendees are invited to stop by the Conklin & de Decker booth to see what’s new with their… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 07-Mar-17

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Aerometals Receives FAA PMA for Oil Cooler Impeller using Modern Manufacturing

Aerometals Receives FAA PMA for Oil Cooler Impeller using Modern Manufacturing

Aftermarket innovator Aerometals has received FAA PMA approval for a replacement design of the Oil Cooler Impeller (P/N A26633-1), which is eligible for installation on the MDHI 369D/E/FF/500N and all variants of the Airbus Helicopters BK117 (H145).  By replacing the legacy 21 piece soldered construction method being used on the OEM impeller with 5-axis CNC… Read more »

Source: Aerometals, 07-Mar-17

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Esterline To Exhibit Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions at 2017 Heli-Expo

Esterline To Exhibit Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions  at 2017 Heli-Expo

Esterline Avionics Systems is showcasing its advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand integrated helicopter avionics solutions at this year’s Heli-Expo in Booth #3207.  On show for the first time, 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:… Read more »

Source: Esterline Avionics, 07-Mar-17

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Cadorath Rebrands All Divisions, Increasing Focus on MOREUPTIME

Cadorath Rebrands All Divisions, Increasing Focus on MOREUPTIME

Cadorath with facilities in Winnipeg Canada and Lafayette & Orion USA recently rebranded, and unveiled a new website. Subtle changes were made to the logo which maintain its commitment to all of their customers while reflecting their current corporate image and identity. Updated value statements plainly state their methodology of ‘We Turn Can’t into Next’…. Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 07-Mar-17

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LORD Corporation Launches MRO Services Mobile App Share

LORD Corporation Launches MRO Services Mobile App Share

LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – has launched a mobile application designed to easily showcase available parts for maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) customers. Available for iOS as “LORD MRO Services,” the free platform-oriented app enables operators to instantly access LORD rotary-wing capability information. iPhone, iPod and iPad… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 06-Mar-17

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Guardian Announces New G4ME System

Guardian Announces New G4ME System

Just in time for the upcoming HAI and AEA conferences, we are pleased to announce a new and enhanced model that builds on the success and market acceptance of our proven G4. Introducing the G4ME – a global, real-time tracking and two-way messaging all in one device – built for your needs today, but also… Read more »

Source: Guardian Mobility Inc., 06-Mar-17

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Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

Donaldson IBFs Protect NYC H125 Fleet

A year after installing its first engine filter, successful New York City tour operator Liberty Helicopters has found a better solution to engine protection: the Donaldson Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF), a proven system from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). Liberty Helicopters had performed a thorough evaluation of engine… Read more »

Source: Donaldson Company, 06-Mar-17

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BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Announces 1st H125 FastFin Sale

BLR Aerospace has completed its first fleet sale of the FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for Airbus H125 helicopters and will introduce its lead-the-fleet customer at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Brainerd Aviation purchased four systems in December, becoming the first operator to select the FastFin, which uses advanced airflow management to increase… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 06-Mar-17

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Breeze-Eastern Introduces New Lighted Hook

Breeze-Eastern Introduces New Lighted Hook

Breeze-Eastern Corporation (NYSE: TDG) will unveil its new illuminated bumper, designed for quick and easy installation on any Breeze-Eastern hook assembly, this week at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. All three Breeze-Eastern rescue hooks, the lighted bumper and other company rescue hoist products will be featured at Exhibit 9334, where experts will be on hand… Read more »

Source: Breeze-Eastern, 06-Mar-17

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SKYTRAC Expands Data Management Suite with New Cockpit Tools

SKYTRAC Expands Data Management Suite with New Cockpit Tools

SKYTRAC Systems adds two new flight monitoring and data management solutions to the operator toolbox this month. In response to customer demand, SKYTRAC augments its existing Flight Data Monitoring services with new cockpit camera options. Available in two flexible kits, the system discreetly records hours of high-resolution cockpit audio-visuals using one or more flush-mounted image… Read more »

Source: SkyTrac Systems, 06-Mar-17

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HFI awards scholarships for next generation of helicopter professionals

HFI awards scholarships for next generation of helicopter professionals

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) is pleased to announce the 19 recipients of its 2017 scholarship awards. Provided to aviation students around the world, the HFI Scholarship Program supports the foundation’s long-standing mission to educate the next generation of helicopter professionals. This year’s awards include six scholarships for students in helicopter maintenance technician programs, four scholarships… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 06-Mar-17

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HAI Connect is the place to be at Heli-Expo 2017

HAI Connect is the place to be at Heli-Expo 2017

Looking for something new and dynamic at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Dallas? Do your best Texas two-step on over to the HAI Connect Pavilion right in the middle of the show floor for a unique opportunity to network, engage, and learn with 20,000 of your industry peers. Located at Booth #4504 amid the exciting… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association Internationa, 06-Mar-17

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Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

Thales takes on light helicopter avionics challenge

HAI Heli-Expo visitors will get a fresh look at Thales’s vision of the future of rotorcraft cockpit technology, a development project which is building enough momentum to be scheduled for possible certification in 2020.

Source: Flight Global, 06-Mar-17

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Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Partners with Leonardo Helicopters to Showcase AW189

Era Group Inc. (NYSE:ERA), one of the largest helicopter operators in the world, today announced that one of its AW189 helicopters will be on display at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo, the world’s largest trade show dedicated to the international helicopter community. Era served as the launch customer for the AW189 helicopter in the Americas upon taking delivery… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 05-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters former chief pilot given flight safety role

Airbus Helicopters former chief pilot given flight safety role

Bruce Webb, the long-time chief pilot for Airbus Helicopters Inc., has a mission in life. He wants to make flying helicopters safer. Now it’s his job. Webb has moved into a new role as Director of Aviation Education and Community Outreach, for Airbus Helicopters Inc. In the newly created position, Webb will work to strengthen… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Mar-17

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VIH Aerospace Offers Comprehensive MMRO Solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

VIH Aerospace Offers Comprehensive MMRO Solutions at Heli-Expo 2017

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a leading provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2017 (Booth #10953) in Dallas, Texas from March 7-9th, 2017. VIHA will attend this year’s Heli-Expo with key members of its helicopter sales, production and engineering and manufacturing departments. The VIHA Team will… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 05-Mar-17

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Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

Heliatica unveils photomapping payload and blind zone cameras for light helicopters

A Russian company HELIATICA debuts at Heli-Expo industry show and unveils its new products: the universal geodetic photomapping and monitoring payload and the blind zone video system. Both solutions are designed to fit Robinson R44 and R66, Bell 206 and 407, Airbus Helicopters H120, H125, H130 and AS350 families. The geodetic mapping and monitoring payload… Read more »

Source: Heliatica, 05-Mar-17

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FEC Heliports will display a range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems Heli-Expo 2017

FEC Heliports will display a range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems Heli-Expo 2017

FEC Heliports will be demonstrating their range of Portable Heliport Lighting systems, at 2017 HAI HELI EXPO in Dallas, USA from March 6th to 9th Both MIL-Star® and HEMS-Star® portable rechargeable LED lighting systems are designed for fast deployment in emergency and temporary situations to facilitate safe and effective marking of helicopter landing areas.  HEMS-Star®… Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 05-Mar-17

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Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham Helicopter Academy to be launched at Heli-Expo 2017

Cobham will be attending HAI Heli-Expo this year and launching its new Helicopter Academy for the first time as well as displaying some of its newest and most popular technology. Cobham is a global organisation with a wide range of aerospace and defence capabilities. With more than 80 years in business, Cobham is a market… Read more »

Source: Cobham, 04-Mar-17

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Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace to showcase a range of customer-focused MRO solutions at HAI Heli-Expo

Vector Aerospace, a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be highlighting its broad range of customer-focused support solutions at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 helicopter trade show & exposition being held in Dallas, TX next week (March 7-9). A major highlight on Vector’s booth (# 1612) will be its Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 03-Mar-17

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Spectrum Aeromed Marks Anniversary with Contest and Celebration at Heli-Expo 2017

Spectrum Aeromed Marks Anniversary with Contest and Celebration at Heli-Expo 2017

Spectrum Aeromed announced today that the company plans to celebrate the completion of its 25th year in business with a contest at HELI EXPO in Dallas from March 7-9.  Spectrum Aeromed will be giving away a grand prize of a $250 Amazon gift card and (10) $25 Amazon gift cards during the contest.  Attendees must… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 03-Mar-17

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FAA approves Donaldson IBF for R66

FAA approves Donaldson IBF for R66

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), has developed the first Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. Certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Feb. 24 as an addition to Robinson’s R66 Type Certificate, the IBF will be available as a factory option from Robinson Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 03-Mar-17

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Meridian Helicopters to Display Two Bell 206L4’s at Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX

Meridian Helicopters to Display Two Bell 206L4’s at Heli-Expo in Dallas, TX

Meridian Helicopters is increasing its presence in the helicopter leasing and brokerage markets this year at Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas.  Two Bell Helicopters will be available for public viewing in static display booths 20 and 21. The first aircraft on display is a 2006 – 206L4 Long Ranger. The aircraft, owned and operated by Southern… Read more »

Source: Meridian Helicopters, 03-Mar-17

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Precision Aviation Group to Support AW139

Precision Aviation Group to Support AW139

Precision Aviation Group, Inc. (PAG), a leading provider of products and value-added services to the worldwide aerospace and defense industry, is pleased to announce they have increased their available inventory by $4.1 million, raising the cost of their total inventory to over $39.4 million with over 100,000 line items. “The additional inventory will specifically support… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 03-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters showcases H135, H145, H130 Helionix at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters showcases H135, H145, H130 Helionix at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters will be highlighting its wide range of products and services at this year’s Heli-Expo, 7- 9 March at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, TX, with a lineup of three of its best-selling aircraft, including the H130 in a VIP configuration; the H145 in a public services configuration and the recently… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-17

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Precise Flight, Inc. to Debut LED PAR 36 Light for Rotorcraft at Heli-Expo 2017

Precise Flight, Inc. to Debut LED PAR 36 Light for Rotorcraft at Heli-Expo 2017

Precise Flight, Inc. will debut its new Helaku Series PAR 36 LED Light, the brightest PAR 36 LED lighting available for rotorcraft, at the 2017 HAI Heli Expo in Dallas. The Helaku, derived from the Native American name for “full of sun,” is the brightest PAR 36 LED light available for aviation. Fully IP68 certified… Read more »

Source: Precise Flight, 03-Mar-17

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ASU, Inc., Reveals improved NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at Heli-Expo 2017

ASU, Inc., Reveals improved NVG Mount, Battery Pack Helmet Combination at Heli-Expo 2017

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) Inc., announced the company will display a new product combination designed for a more rugged, lighter, comfortable mission experience with the new ASU aviation night vision helmet mount and battery pack known as the Aeronox® along with the Aspida™ carbon Paraclete Aviation Life Support helmet with the Kairos™ Retention Assembly, and… Read more »

Source: ASU, 03-Mar-17

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Elbit Systems to Showcase in Heli-Expo 2017

Elbit Systems to Showcase in Heli-Expo 2017

At the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2017 exhibition, set to take place in Dallas, Texas on March 7-9, Elbit Systems will showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite, which was developed based on its experience with numerous rotary-wing platforms worldwide. Heli-ClearVision, the rotary-wing version of the unique Clearvision™ fixed-wing suite, has been… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 02-Mar-17

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Bell to showcase the past, present and future of vertical lift

Bell to showcase the past, present and future of vertical lift

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces its show plans for the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, HELI-EXPO 2017. The annual trade show, hosted by the Helicopter Association International (HAI), will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Be sure to follow along the week of… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 02-Mar-17

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ESG at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas

ESG at the HAI Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH will be presenting a selection of its broad service portfolio as well as the helicopter modular mission operator workstation. With this workstation external sensors and different communication devices can be controlled in order to provide all mission-critical information. The console allows the aircraft mission operator to perform demanding missions in an… Read more »

Source: ESG, 01-Mar-17

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Announcing M International’s $125,000.00 Accessory Cash Giveaway

Announcing M International’s $125,000.00 Accessory Cash Giveaway

M International is pleased to announce the giveaway of at least $125,000.00 in total value of Accessory Cash coupons. To receive your share of this promotion, stop by Booth #10837 during Heli-Expo 2017 in Dallas beginning March 7th to the 9th.  Representatives from all M International subsidiaries including Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS), Airborne Engines… Read more »

Source: M International, 28-Feb-17

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JETNET Attending 2017 HAI Heli-Expo

JETNET Attending 2017 HAI Heli-Expo

JETNET LLC, the world leader in aviation market intelligence, will exhibit at the 2017 HAI Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas. JETNET will present their full range of software products and services at this year’s Heli-Expo, including demonstrations of their new operator/airport utilization feature. JETNET’s exhibit will run March 7th-9th, and JETNET will be in Hall E… Read more »

Source: JetNet, 28-Feb-17

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Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Dallas, Texas

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Dallas, Texas on Tuesday 7 March 2017 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Wedgwood Room.  General membership qualification requirements are to have flown solo in a helicopter or vertical… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 27-Feb-17

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Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Safe Flight and Vector Aerospace to Showcase New Partnership at Heli-Expo

Safe Flight Instrument Corporation and Vector Aerospace have entered into an agreement to jointly pursue safety and performance products for the helicopter market. Under the arrangement, Vector will provide experience and knowledge in structures, aircraft maintenance and the development of Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) to expand the reach of Safe Flight’s rotorcraft systems. The two… Read more »

Source: Safe Flight, 27-Feb-17

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Skye Avionics Releases New Product SAL-7000

Skye Avionics Releases New Product SAL-7000

The SAL-7000 provides a solution to interfacing handheld portable radios into an aircraft audio system which is critical for any operator utilizing portable radios and especially for tactical and inter-agency operations. This is accomplished by providing a standardized quick disconnect connection to over 20 different popular handheld radios. Engineered harnesses for Motorola APX, XTS, XPR,… Read more »

Source: Sky Avionics, 20-Feb-17

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Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

Latitude Technologies Exhibiting at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and Satcom solutions for helicopter operators, will be showcasing Latitude’s complete product family at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 Convention in Dallas, Texas, March 7-9, at Booth #6511. Led by President Mark Insley, the Latitude sales team will be at the Latitude booth meeting… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 20-Feb-17

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Former HAI Vice-Chairman Elvin (Al) Meyer passed away

Former HAI Vice-Chairman Elvin (Al) Meyer passed away

Elvin (Al) Meyer, a vice-chairman of HAI’s board of directors until 2002, passed away January 8, 2017 at the UCLA Medical Center in Santa Monica, California. Al was born in Bakersfield, California on September 23, 1941. Meyer was senior vice president, manager of ERA Aviation at the time of his retirement in 2004. He served… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 13-Feb-17

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President’s Message: Zero accidents: yes, we can

President’s Message: Zero accidents: yes, we can

Call me crazy, call me insane — I don’t care. I truly believe we can achieve zero accidents in the helicopter industry. Maybe not tomorrow, not in the next few years, or not even in my lifetime. But ultimately we can and will accomplish this goal. At a recent safety forum, I was challenged by… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 13-Feb-17

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Heli-Expo 2017 ready to set new records

Heli-Expo 2017 ready to set new records

It’s official! HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 will be the largest ever produced. The trade show, held this year in Dallas, Texas, March 6–9, with exhibits open March 7–9, celebrates the commercial and civil helicopter industry with participants from around the world. “The marketing people in Dallas like to proclaim ‘Big Things Happen Here’,” says Ed DiCampli,… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 08-Feb-17

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Genesys Aerosystems will unveil its helicopter cockpit systems demonstrator at Heli-Expo 2017

Genesys Aerosystems will unveil its helicopter cockpit systems demonstrator at Heli-Expo 2017

Representatives of Genesys Aerosystems announced today that the company will unveil its new state-of-the-art helicopter cockpit demonstrator at their booth (#8606) during the upcoming HAI Heli-EXPO convention in Dallas. “Our goal with the cockpit systems demonstrator is to enable our customers and prospective customers to experience all of the advanced operational and safety capabilities that… Read more »

Source: Genesys Aerosystems, 07-Feb-17

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HAI hires Cade Clark as vice president of government affairs

HAI hires Cade Clark as vice president of government affairs

HAI is pleased to announce the hiring of Cade Clark as vice president of government affairs. In that role, Clark is responsible for researching and tracking all legislative developments at the regional, state, and federal levels related to the helicopter industry. Additionally, he will meet with U.S. congressional staff regarding all helicopter and general aviation… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 03-Feb-17

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HAI hires Dr. Steve Sparks as director of safety

HAI hires Dr. Steve Sparks as director of safety

HAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Steve Sparks as director of safety. Prior to joining HAI, Sparks was an aviation safety inspector for the FAA with the General Aviation and Commercial Division in Michigan. As director of safety, Sparks is responsible for managing the association’s existing aviation safety programs, and developing new… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 31-Jan-17

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HAI hires Dan Sweet for public relations and communications role

HAI hires Dan Sweet for public relations and communications role

HAI is pleased to announce the appointment of Dan Sweet as director of public relations and communications. Sweet joins HAI after working for 22 years as public relations manager for Columbia Helicopters in Oregon. As director of public relations and communications, Sweet is responsible for managing and directing the association’s external communications, creating communication strategies… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 24-Jan-17

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HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI announces helicopter maintenance and law enforcement awardees

HAI has announced that Carl Jones, Bell 205/Bell 412 crew chief, National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. In addition, Jack H. Schonely, police officer/pilot (retired), Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence MD… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 17-Jan-17

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HAI announces Aerospace Safety and Humanitarian Service awardees

HAI announces Aerospace Safety and Humanitarian Service awardees

HAI announced that Bryan Smith, pilot for the Seminole County (Fla.) Sheriff’s Office and safety program manager for the Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA), is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Safety Award. This award honors those who have excelled in promoting safety in the helicopter industry. In addition, the Trinidad… Read more »

Source: HAI, 16-Jan-17

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HAI announces pilot and flight instructor of the year awardees

HAI announces pilot and flight instructor of the year awardees

HAI has announced that Robert Fournier and Trent Vick are the 2017 winners of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Appareo Pilot of the Year Award. In addition, Nick Mayhew, senior program manager, L3 Link Simulation and Training, is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award (sponsored… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 12-Jan-17

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HAI’s Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

HAI’s Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award recipient announced

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Dr. John Leverton is the 2017 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award for his lifetime of service dedicated to the aviation industry. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. Since 1958, Dr…. Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 10-Jan-17

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HAI helps host annual New Mexico Helicopter Safety Stand Down

HAI helps host annual New Mexico Helicopter Safety Stand Down

Last week in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Stan Rose, HAI director of safety outreach, joined Bob Martin from KRQE-TV and two members of the FAA Safety Team, John Dewitt and Richard Hammer, to host the annual New Mexico Helicopter Safety Stand Down. This was an opportunity for the public and private helicopter operators to get together… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Jan-17

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Donate to the HFI Scholarship Auction today!

Donate to the HFI Scholarship Auction today!

As part of HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas, Helicopter Foundation International (HFI) will hold its annual Online Silent Auction of merchandise, services, and experiences donated by individuals and companies. This year’s auction, hosted online by BiddingForGood, promises to be bigger and better, reaching thousands of potential aviation enthusiasts and bidders! Auction proceeds will help support… Read more »

Source: HFI, 03-Jan-17

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HAI talks General Aviation

HAI talks General Aviation

Let’s talk about GA. In some magazines, that might lead to an article on the state of Georgia. But in aviation, GA stands for general aviation, and that’s what I want to focus on. First, let’s make sure we understand the topic. Just what is general aviation? The average person will tell you that general… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 22-Nov-16

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Nominations Open for HAI Board of Directors

Nominations Open for HAI Board of Directors

Helicopter Association International, the leading global resource for supporting, promoting, and advancing the safe and effective use of helicopters, is currently seeking nominations for candidates for the HAI Board of Directors. Board elections will take place at the HAI Membership Meeting and Breakfast, March 7, during HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. In accordance with Article… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 22-Nov-16

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