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HAI Matt Zuccaro testifies before Senate committee on UAS integration

HAI Matt Zuccaro testifies before Senate committee on UAS integration

Helicopter Association International (HAI) applauds Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking Member Maria Cantwell of the Senate Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security for their leadership in engaging stakeholders on the important issue of safely integrating unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS). “We commend Chairman Blunt and Ranking Member Cantwell for… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-May-18

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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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

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

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

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

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

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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Appareo to expand ADS-B STC to include Part 27 helicopters

Appareo to expand ADS-B STC to include Part 27 helicopters

Appareo today announced plans to expand the AML-STC for the company’s Stratus ADS-B “out” transponders to include Part 27 helicopters. The company will exhibit its ADS-B products this week at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appareo has built a reputation for providing cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 07-Mar-18

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Sikorsky to Deliver S-70i FIREHAWK® to San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations

Sikorsky to Deliver S-70i FIREHAWK® to San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, signed to deliver one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration to the city of San Diego at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Wildland fires have spread more rapidly than ever observed in the past resulting in a year-round fire season in San Diego.  “The FIREHAWK® configuration of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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Sikorsky Authorizes Thai Aviation Services

Sikorsky Authorizes Thai Aviation Services

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has authorized Thai Aviation Services to operate as the first Sikorsky Customer Support Center in Thailand. The announcement came at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo Trade Show & Exposition. This new Customer Support Center comes soon after Thai Aviation Services completed upgrading its fleet following the delivery… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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Sikorsky Salutes LA County Fire Department Air Services

Sikorsky Salutes LA County Fire Department Air Services

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), today honored the Los Angeles County Fire Department for its search and rescue efforts and superior helicopter maintenance while battling numerous wildfires during the 2017-2018 fire season. The recognition occurred at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo, where Sikorsky also presented a $15,000 donation to the Firefighter’s Cancer Support Network. In December 2000,… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

LifePort Unveils Machined Sled Upgrade at Heli-Expo

LifePort, a Sikorsky company, announced a newly certified Machined Sled today at the annual Heli-Expo aerospace show.  Designed based on feedback from the operator community, the new sled has a wider backrest and is certified in the Leonardo AW139, Bell 212, Bell 412, Sikorsky S-76®A, B, C and D variants, and the Airbus H-130 airframe. … Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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AMGH Awards Keystone Second 5-Year Engine Support Contract

AMGH Awards Keystone Second 5-Year Engine Support Contract

M International is pleased to announce its subsidiary Keystone Turbine Services, LLC (KTS) signed its second five-year Engine Support Contract with Air Medical Group Holdings, Inc. (AMGH) during Heli-Expo 2018. This Agreement provides comprehensive Rolls-Royce M250-C30P and -C47B gas turbine engine, module, component and accessory support for their fleet of 196 medical evacuation-configured Bell 206L… Read more »

Source: Air Medical Group, 04-Mar-18

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Safran introduces Expert link

Safran introduces Expert link

At HAI Heli-Expo, Safran Helicopter Engines is launching Expert link, a new video assistance service, and announcing the first customers: Heli Austria, Rotortech Services Inc and Heligo. This new service allows the customer to connect, through a secure, live video feed, with Safran Helicopter Engines experts to facilitate technical diagnosis or guide them through a… Read more »

Source: Safran, 04-Mar-18

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Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at Heli-Expo

Leonardo celebrates helicopter orders at Heli-Expo

Leonardo announced further combined orders for helicopters at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas today for a total of 17 aircraft valued at almost 140 million euro for several customers in various countries and for a range of commercial and public service applications. Contracts include a mix of AW119Kx single engine, AW109 GrandNew and AW109 Trekker light… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Mar-18

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PAC International completes EC145 refurbishment

PAC International completes EC145 refurbishment

PAC International, a Metro Aviation company, will display the Cleveland Metro Life Flight Airbus EC145 at the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO February 26 – March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The aircraft was originally completed by Metro Aviation, but recently underwent a routine refurbishment and upgrade at PAC’s completion center in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 04-Mar-18

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Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Agreement

Sikorsky and HABCO Industries enter into Agreement

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE:LMT) has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with HABCO Industries to supply ground support equipment products for the maintenance, servicing and manufacturing production of Sikorsky helicopter products. The announcement was made at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. The agreement covers all commercial, international military, and U.S. Government ground… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 04-Mar-18

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Mecaer Aviation Group Signs First VIP Bell 505

Mecaer Aviation Group Signs First VIP Bell 505

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) signed a VIP interior in the first commercially operated Bell 505 today at Heli-Expo. Montreal, QC based, Helite Aviation has ordered the first Bell 505 MAGnificent to be operated as a commercial, for hire aircraft in the North American region. Helite’s Bell 505 will be customized by Mecaer  and will… Read more »

Source: Mecaer Aviation Group, 03-Mar-18

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Manufacturing & New STC Development Signals Growth for VIH Aerospace

Manufacturing & New STC Development Signals Growth for VIH Aerospace

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com – (Booth # C4045), a leading provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services continued to experience growth in demand for its manufacturing services throughout 2017 and into 2018. “For last year’s Heli-Expo, we announced a full offering of manufacturing services for fixed and rotary-wing operators and frankly, we… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 03-Mar-18

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Rotorcraft pilot and mechanic shortage verified

Rotorcraft pilot and mechanic shortage verified

The results of a study forecasting the U.S. supply of rotorcraft pilots and mechanics over the next 18 years has been released, confirming what many in our industry suspected. Unless there are some fundamental changes in policy, outreach, scholarships, and access to financing, the helicopter industry faces large-scale deficits in the amount of available and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Mar-18

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Kopter announces order from Safomar Aviation of South Africa

Kopter announces order from Safomar Aviation of South Africa

On Day 2 of HeliExpo 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Kopter Group AG is proud to announce that Safomar Aviation (PTY) LTD of South Africa has signed an order of two (2) units of the SH09 single turbine helicopter. Safomar is currently in advanced stage discussions with Kopter of a representation agreement for its products… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 03-Mar-18

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Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

Sikorsky delivers 300th S92

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), today delivered the 300th S-92® helicopter. Era Group Inc. signed for the aircraft, configured for offshore oil worker transportation, in a ceremony at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. This aircraft, assembled in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, will join Era Group’s fleet of eight Sikorsky helicopters and enter service in March in… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Mar-18

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Becker Announces Certification of BXT6500 Family

Becker Announces Certification of BXT6500 Family

Becker Avionics innovator and digital technology provider Becker Avionics has received certification for the company’s BXT6500 family Mode S transponder, designed specifically for the rigorous flying environment characteristic of helicopter operations. Paired with a FreeFlight Systems’ 1203C SBAS/GNSS sensor, these remote-mounted solutions provide helicopter operators a complete and cost-effective way to equip with ADS-B Out for… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 03-Mar-18

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Latitude Launches Iridium Push-to-Talk SATCOM

Latitude Launches Iridium Push-to-Talk SATCOM

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data management, flight following, and satcom solutions for fleet operators will be showcasing the new S200-012P Iridium Satellite Push-to-Talk (PTT) device for air medical and first responder organizations at HELI EXPO, Helicopter Association International’s annual convention, in Las Vegas. About the New S200-012P Iridium Satellite Push-to-Talk Device… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 03-Mar-18

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HTM orders 4 new H125s

HTM orders 4 new H125s

Airbus Helicopters and Helicopter Travel Munich (HTM) have signed an agreement at Heli-Expo for the purchase of four H125s, completing a fleet of 25 Airbus helicopters. “We have selected the H125 for its superior performance especially in mountainous areas and hot climates” said Hans Ostler, CEO of HTM. “We are excited to put this helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Mar-18

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P&WC Introduces a Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program

P&WC Introduces a Certified Pre-Owned Engine Program

Operators thinking of buying a pre-owned AW139 or AW109 helicopter will now have the option of a 500-hour/one-year engine warranty under P&WC’s new Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) engine program for PT6C-67C, PW206C and PW207C engines. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE:UTX). Initially being launched in collaboration with global helicopter dealer Rotortrade, aircraft dealers… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 03-Mar-18

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P&WC unveils six new services for helicopter operators

P&WC unveils six new services for helicopter operators

At HAI HELI-EXPO, Pratt & Whitney Canada announced six new helicopter engine services as part of its ongoing transformation of the company’s customer service organization and the way in which it designs and delivers programs to match the evolving needs of operators of its worldwide engine fleet. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation… Read more »

Source: Pratt & Whitney Canada, 02-Mar-18

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HAI reports successful year at annual membership meeting

HAI reports successful year at annual membership meeting

HAI members and HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 attendees gathered in Las Vegas today for the HAI Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast. During the meeting, members of the HAI Board of Directors updated the crowd on the work of the association since the last meeting in Dallas. The meeting began with a call to order by HAI… Read more »

Source: HAI, 01-Mar-18

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Kopter signed with Rainier International Inc. for 10 SH09

Kopter signed with Rainier International Inc. for 10 SH09

Kopter Group signed a memorandum of Agreement with Rainier International Inc, a subsidiary of Elling Halverson Inc, for the purchase of five (5) SH09 helicopters with options for as many as five (5) additional aircraft for delivery within the next three (3) years. This order was announced during Heli-Expo in Las Vegas in the presence… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 01-Mar-18

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Leonardo introduces new training and flight operations services

Leonardo introduces new training and flight operations services

At Heli-Expo Leonardo is announcing a range of both new and further enhanced training and flight operation services aimed at a continued increase of safety, missions effectiveness and customer service quality. Leveraging its well established capability for the design of training devices including VIPT (Virtual Interactive Procedural Trainer), FTD (Flight Training Device) and FFS (Full… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 01-Mar-18

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StandardAero receives two awards from Rolls-Royce

StandardAero receives two awards from Rolls-Royce

StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the prestigious Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, an annual event held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas.  The awards program recognizes significant achievements of authorized maintenance service centers that provide maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for M250 helicopter engines… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 01-Mar-18

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Kaman to deliver three K-Max helicopters in March

Kaman to deliver three K-Max helicopters in March

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today at HAI Heli-Expo that a record number of K-MAX® production deliveries are planned for March 2018. “We are pleased that new production K-MAX aircraft from Lot 1 are expected to be delivered to Helicopter Express and Columbia Basin Helicopters next month,”… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 28-Feb-18

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MD Helicopters details Heli-Expo display

MD Helicopters details Heli-Expo display

At the 2018 HAI Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) will proudly display two of its most beloved single-engine helicopter models, each featuring an advanced all-glass cockpit. The cornerstones of MDHI’s booth (N5505) will be the Virginia Beach Police Department’s new MD 530F alongside one of six (6) MD 530G Attack Helicopters… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 28-Feb-18

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Appareo to Expand Stratus ADS-B Transponder AML-STC

Appareo to Expand Stratus ADS-B Transponder AML-STC

Appareo today announced plans to expand the AML-STC for the company’s Stratus ADS-B “out” transponders to include Part 27 helicopters. The company will exhibit its ADS-B products this week at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appareo has built a reputation for providing cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 28-Feb-18

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Sterling Helicopter to Exhibit at the HAI Heli-Expo

Sterling Helicopter to Exhibit at the HAI Heli-Expo

As one of the leading helicopter repair centers on the East Coast, Sterling Helicopter is proud to announce that they will be an exhibitor at the HAI HELI-EXPO2 2018, the world’s largest annual helicopter trade show and exposition. Held in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the exhibit opens Feb. 27 and wraps… Read more »

Source: Sterling Helicopter, 28-Feb-18

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Willis Towers Watson launches tailored cyberinsurance for GA world

Willis Towers Watson launches tailored cyberinsurance for GA world

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ:WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company, today launched Willis Towers Watson Aerospace Cyber Guard, a tailored cyberinsurance solution for the general aviation industry. The company introduced the product at the Helicopter Association International’s 2018 HAI Heli-Expo, February 26 to March 1, in Las Vegas. As a market leader in aviation,… Read more »

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Metro completes H125 for Seminole County

Metro completes H125 for Seminole County

Metro Aviation will display Seminole County Sheriff Office’s H125 at the Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO February 26 – March 1 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This multi-mission law enforcement aircraft is equipped with essential mission-specific gear including a cargo hook for sling work, Bambi Bucket for fire suppression and a hoist for rescue operations. The H125… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Feb-18

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Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software

Universal Avionics Receives TSOA for New FMS Software

Universal Avionics has received FAA Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for the company’s new Flight Management System (FMS)/Multi-Missions Management System (MMMS) software version SCN 1002.0/1102.0. With the introduction of this software, helicopter operators can now take advantage of Localizer Performance (LP) Level of Service (LOS) approaches and a Transition to Hover search pattern. “We are… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 28-Feb-18

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Axnes Wireless to expand into a new market segment

Axnes Wireless to expand into a new market segment

Axnes, the leader in airborne and special mission wireless intercom systems, has announced expansion into a new market segment. Several customers in the aerial firefighting and utility industries including US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), Norwegian Air Ambulance and Norwegian Police and the Turkish Air Force, have recently selected Axnes PNG wireless ICS products. Over the… Read more »

Source: Axnes, 28-Feb-18

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Donaldson to celebrate 9000th IBF delivery at HAI Heli-Expo

Donaldson to celebrate 9000th IBF delivery at HAI Heli-Expo

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI) will commemorate delivery of its 9,000th Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) in a special ceremony at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 on Wednesday, Feb. 28, with Robinson Helicopter Company Chairman and President Kurt Robinson. During the event, set for 2 p.m. in exhibit C1736, Robinson will… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 28-Feb-18

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Bell launches new B407GXi at HAI Heli-Expo

Bell launches new B407GXi at HAI Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the introduction of the Bell 407GXi at Heli-Expo 2018. The Bell 407GXi incorporates new avionics, an upgraded engine, and new executive interior design options. “We are always looking at ways to innovate our current product line to provide our customers with the most capable, dependable,… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 27-Feb-18

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BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

BLR Aerospace Announces First H125 FastFin System Factory Installation

BLR Aerospace today announced that the first factory installation of an Airbus Helicopters H125 FastFin® System has been completed and the aircraft will be delivered in June to Heli-Austria. The company also announced that 25 Airbus Helicopters Customer Centers worldwide have been authorized to sell and install the FastFin System. Heli-Austria is a long-time FastFin… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

Precision Flight Controls and Ryan Aerospace develops B206 simulator

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective Bell 206 helicopter simulator which recently received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). This product will be on display at Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, USA next week (Tuesday 27 February –… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand today announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine will showcase its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. “With… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 27-Feb-18

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VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

VIH Aerospace Exhibiting at Heli-Expo

VIH Aerospace (VIHA – www.vihaerospace.com), a global provider of global helicopter maintenance, manufacturing, repair and overhaul (MMRO) services is exhibiting at Heli-Expo 2018 (Booth #C4045) in Las Vegas Nevada, Texas from February 27th – March 1st, 2018. Based on the business growth experienced in 2017, the VIHA Team will include a cross section of experts… Read more »

Source: VIH Aerospace, 27-Feb-18

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Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo

Tanis Aircraft Products at Heli-Expo

Please stop by our booth (#C2455) we would love to chat with you. We appreciate customer feedback like, “without it we would be grounded and I can’t imagine being without it!”. You can also contact us at [email protected] Here is a great article in Insight about Tanis and the impact we have in the helicopter industry. Tanis Aircraft… Read more »

Source: Tanis Aircraft Products, 27-Feb-18

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Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Displays New Composite Tail Rotor Blade at Heli-Expo

Dakota Air Parts Intl., Inc. a specialist in the buying, selling and support of a variety of rotor-wing and fixed-wing aircraft, turbine engines, and parts has announced that it is displaying a new to market composite tail rotor blade for the Bell 206A and 206B helicopters during Heli-Expo 2018​, February 27 – March 1 in… Read more »

Source: Dakota Air Parts, 26-Feb-18

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SAFE Structure to launch combined turbine stand and container

SAFE Structure to launch combined turbine stand and container

S.A.F.E. Structure, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first OSHA compliant solution driven maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment, steel structures, and specialty tooling for all aircraft is set to unveil the first of its kind, jet engine work stand and engine container all-in-one. The… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 23-Feb-18

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Blue Sky Network at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Blue Sky Network at HAI Heli-Expo 2018

Blue Sky Network, an industry leading global provider of satellite-based asset tracking and fleet management solutions is showcasing a suite of smart devices and Flight Data Monitoring solutions at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO from February 27 to March 1 in Las Vegas. “Our Event Data Monitoring (EDM) capabilities enable smart decision making for… Read more »

Source: Blue Sky Network, 23-Feb-18

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2018 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2018 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Roy Morgan, a true helicopter pioneer, industry icon and founder of Air Methods. Morgan began his distinguished aviation career in 1955 after buying a J-3 Cub that included flying lessons, what followed was an incredible journey… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 23-Feb-18

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Precision and Honeywell sign agreement

Precision and Honeywell sign agreement

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 the signing of a dealership agreement with Honeywell Aerospace which allows PAG to sell, exchange and provide MRO services on Honeywell avionics products including Aspire (satcom) and SkyConnect. “The agreement with… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 23-Feb-18

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ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Enidine Announces New Flight-Critical Components

ITT Inc. (NYSE: ITT) and its Enidine brand today announced the addition of high capacity laminated (HCL) elastomeric bearings and Frahm dampers to their extensive rotorcraft solutions portfolio. Enidine will showcase its comprehensive energy absorption and vibration isolation solutions for rotorcraft applications at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018, Feb. 27 – Mar. 1, in Las Vegas. “With… Read more »

Source: ITT Enidine, 23-Feb-18

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Airbus H160 arrives in US for Heli-Expo and sales tour

Airbus H160 arrives in US for Heli-Expo and sales tour

The H160 prototype has landed in Las Vegas and will be headlining Airbus Helicopters’ presence for the first time ever at an international airshow at this year’s Heli-Expo from 27 Feb – 1 March at the Las Vegas convention centre.  Showgoers will be able see for themselves the #H160ReasonsWhy the H160 is raising the bar… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Feb-18

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Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Twirly Birds Announce Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, will again hold their annual membership meeting in conjunction with the Helicopter Association International (HAI) Heli-Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 27, 2018, beginning at 1700 hours in the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino, Pavilion 1 room adjacent to the Las… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 22-Feb-18

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Elbit outline solutions to be presented at Heli-Expo

Elbit outline solutions to be presented at Heli-Expo

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESLT and TASE: ESLT) (“Elbit Systems” or “the Company”) to showcase its Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) Heli-ClearVision suite at the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2018 exhibition, taking place in Las Vegas Convention Center, on February 27 till March 1. Heli-ClearVision, the rotary-wing version of the unique Clearvision™ fixed-wing suite,… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 20-Feb-18

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Bell outlines Heli-Expo display

Bell outlines Heli-Expo display

Bell Helicopter will display the new air taxi cabin, along with the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X and Bell 525 Relentless. Following its debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show, Bell’s Urban Air Taxi arrives in Las Vegas. Guests Heli-Expo attendees are invited to step inside and experience the future of transportation. “We are continuously… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 20-Feb-18

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Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls releases simulator for B206 and B407GXP

Precision Flight Controls to demonstrate its FAA approved B-206/407 helicopter flight simulator at Heli-Expo, Las Vegas 2018. The B-206/407 flight simulator was first introduced at Heli-Expo 2017. Since then we have achieved FAA AATD certification. Pushing the limits the B-206/407 is built to FAA FTD Level 7 standards and is now capable of additional functionality… Read more »

Source: Precision Flight Controls, 19-Feb-18

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Evonik to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2018

Evonik to exhibit at Heli-Expo 2018

Evonik is participating in the HAI HELI-EXPO between February 27 and March 1, 2018 as a full-service provider of cast and stretched PLEXIGLAS® and versatile EUROPLEX® for the aviation industry. At booth 3144, Evonik will be presenting for the first time a UV-IR blocker for aircraft glazing. This additive for cast PLEXIGLAS® sheets prevents penetration… Read more »

Source: Evonik, 19-Feb-18

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JETNET to Feature New Reporting Tools at Heli-Expo 2018

JETNET to Feature New Reporting Tools at Heli-Expo 2018

JETNET LLC, celebrating its 30th anniversary as the leading provider of corporate aviation information, will be featuring new reporting tools at the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO in Las Vegas, Nevada. The new “Market Reports” tool allows users to customize reports for clients and internal use by choosing which parameters to display, along with their own logos… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 19-Feb-18

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Smartphone app released for Heli-Expo 2018

Smartphone app released for Heli-Expo 2018

Create your HAI HELI-EXPO profile and navigate the event like a pro to stay organized with up-to-the-minute information about speakers, events, education, and “app-only” notifications of show floor surprises and giveaways. With the HAI HELI-EXPO mobile app, you can: Interactively locate the most current information about sessions and exhibitors Build your personalized schedule and bookmark… Read more »

Source: HAI, 19-Feb-18

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Convention Data Services signs three year Heli-Expo contract

Convention Data Services signs three year Heli-Expo contract

The Helicopter Association International (HAI) has selected Convention Data Services (CDS) as their new trusted registration partner for their annual event, HAI HELI-EXPO (heliexpo.rotor.org). The three-year contract calls for CDS to provide full registration services, lead retrieval and onsite support. HAI HELI-EXPO is the world’s largest helicopter tradeshow and exposition, with one million square feet… Read more »

Source: CDS, 13-Feb-18

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HAI hires new director of membership

HAI hires new director of membership

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce the hiring of Anuja Miner as director of membership. In this position, Miner is responsible for directing the membership recruitment and retention operations of the association, including the development of membership campaigns, member services, and affinity programs. “We are excited that Anuja has joined the HAI team,”… Read more »

Source: HAI, 30-Jan-18

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LORD Corporation to Offer Elastomeric Component Customer Training at Heli-Expo 2018

LORD Corporation to Offer Elastomeric Component Customer Training at Heli-Expo 2018

LORD Corporation — a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control – will be offering elastomeric component customer training as part of the scheduled Manufacturer Technical Briefings at the HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. Used extensively on all modern helicopters, elastomeric components contribute to the improved performance and increased reliability seen… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 29-Jan-18

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Frasca launches new Helicopter Training Device

Frasca launches new Helicopter Training Device

Frasca International has launched a new, lower priced Helicopter Training Device (HTD). The HTD™ is designed for helicopter air ambulance providers, airborne law enforcement, introductory turbine transition training, and ab-initio flight schools. Frasca will display the HTD™ at their booth (N3909) at Heli-Expo, February 27-March 1 in Las Vegas. Frasca, a flight simulator manufacturer well… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 25-Jan-18

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HAI partners with Delta Air Lines for Heli-Expo travel

HAI partners with Delta Air Lines for Heli-Expo travel

HAI is pleased to announce a new partnership with Delta Air Lines that currently allows both members and HAI HELI-EXPO attendees the opportunity to save on airline travel for HAI HELI-EXPO 2018. “We’re only about six weeks away from the show,” says Anuja Miner, director of membership for HAI. “This partnership will allow any attendee… Read more »

Source: HAI, 24-Jan-18

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USHST safety experts to offer 13 workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

USHST safety experts to offer 13 workshops at Heli-Expo 2018

Members of the United States Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be providing their safety advice for HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 participants in Las Vegas at 13 different workshops in a wide variety of topics. The USHST promotes safety and works to reduce accidents through a government and industry cooperative effort that has resulted in a decrease… Read more »

Source: HAI, 05-Jan-18

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HAI to honour 2017 Disaster Response by the Helicopter Industry

HAI to honour 2017 Disaster Response by the Helicopter Industry

2017 was a year of natural disasters, and each time, helicopter crews responded. Fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake — unfortunately our industry had many opportunities to demonstrate the unique abilities of helicopters to conduct rescue, relief, and recovery missions. Helicopter Association International proudly salutes the men, women, companies, agencies, units, and squadrons who answered the calls… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Jan-18

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HAI announces Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award winner

HAI announces Bell Helicopter Lifetime Achievement Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that James Russell Spray, retired president and CEO of Safran Helicopter Engines USA, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Bell Lifetime Achievement Award. Spray, from Flower Mound, Texas, is honored for his lifetime of service dedicated to the helicopter industry. The award will be… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Dec-17

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HAI announces Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award winner

HAI announces Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Charles “Chuck” Hagen, sales, training and field service manager at Aeromaritime America, Inc., is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Rolls-Royce Excellence in Helicopter Maintenance Award. This award honors those who have excelled in conducting or managing maintenance operations in the helicopter industry, and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Dec-17

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HAI announces W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award winner

HAI announces W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that John W. Williams, of Fort Worth, Tex., is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence W.A. “Dub” Blessing Flight Instructor of the Year Award (sponsored by H. Ross Perot, Jr. and the Perot family). The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Dec-17

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HAI announces Airbus Golden Hour Award winner

HAI announces Airbus Golden Hour Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Jonathan “JR” Roebuck, remote access project manager for Lifeflight of Maine and MedComm, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The award will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards Dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018 in Las Vegas. Roebuck is… Read more »

Source: HAI, 15-Dec-17

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HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

HAI announces BLR Aerospace Safety Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce that Claude Vuichard, of Bern, Switzerland, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence BLR Aerospace Safety Award. This award, honoring those who have excelled in promoting safety in the helicopter industry, will be presented at HAI’s Salute to Excellence Awards dinner at HAI HELI-EXPO 2018… Read more »

13-Dec-17

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HAI announces Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award winner

HAI announces Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) announced today that Christchurch Helicopters, of Christchurch, New Zealand, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Sikorsky Humanitarian Service Award. This award is presented to the person or organization that best demonstrates the value of helicopters to the communities in which they operate by providing aid to those in… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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HAI announces Lightspeed Aviation Communication Award winner

HAI announces Lightspeed Aviation Communication Award winner

Helicopter Association International (HAI) is pleased to announce today that Frank Colucci, of Iselin, New Jersey, and senior contributing editor of Vertiflite, the magazine of American Helicopter Society (AHS) International, is the 2018 winner of HAI’s Salute to Excellence Lightspeed Aviation Excellence in Communications Award. The award is given to the individual or organization achieving… Read more »

Source: HAI, 13-Dec-17

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