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Altitude Aviation Service updates UH1Ops.com website

Altitude Aviation Service updates UH1Ops.com website

Altitude Aviation Service is pleased to announce the recently updated Vendor section of the www.uh1ops.com website that highlights those companies that provide services to the UH-1 Industry. We ask that any company who serves the UH-1 community to review the site.  Vendors who already are listed on the site to please review your listing to… Read more »

Source: Altitude Aviation Service, 05-May-15

Precision Aviation Services (PAS) Announces Sale of Robinson Turbine Helicopter during HAI HELI-EXPO

Precision Aviation Services (PAS) Announces Sale of Robinson Turbine Helicopter during HAI HELI-EXPO

Despite referring to an event over two months back, this is a newly issued press release from Precision. Ed The world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition, the 2014 HAI HELI-EXPO, proved to be the ultimate showroom for Precision Aviation Services (PAS), a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG) and a Robinson Helicopter dealer and service… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Services, 26-May-14

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Heli-Expo helps Marenco expand order book to 59 helicopters

Heli-Expo helps Marenco expand order book to 59 helicopters

With the presentation of the first prototype of the SKYe SH09 at the 2014 Heli Expo, Marenco Swisshelicopter confirms the great interest from operators and positive response from the worldwide helicopter market. A total of 11x additional letters of intent were signed in the time-frame of the Heli Expo, which places the company’s book-order at… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 31-Mar-14

PremiAir and ASU sign JV to sell Night Vision technology in Europe

PremiAir and ASU sign JV to sell Night Vision technology in Europe

PremiAir International Group, U.K., has announced that it has entered into a transatlantic joint venture with Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc., (ASU) of Boise, Idaho to bring innovative new night vision technologies to the U.K. and other European countries.   Under the terms of the joint venture – which was signed at the recent Helicopter Association… Read more »

Source: PremiAir, 19-Mar-14

Brazil – Helisul signs for one Bell 429 and three Bell 505s

Brazil – Helisul signs for one Bell 429 and three Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced Helisul Air Taxi ordered a new Bell 429 and also signed purchase agreements for three new Bell 505 Jet Ranger X aircraft at Heli-Expo 2014, further adding to the company’s growing fleet. This was part of the nearly 200 total agreements announced at the end of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Mar-14

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine announces winner of 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

Helicopter Maintenance Magazine announces winner of 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Award

Helicopter Maintenance magazine, the number one publication for helicopter maintenance professionals, announces that Derek Weeden has been selected as its 2013 Helicopter Mechanic of the Year Awardrecipient. Weeden is a helicopter mechanic for DynCorp International, working at the company’s McClellan, CA facility. He has 30 years experience working on helicopters. After serving for six years in the… Read more »

Source: HeliMX, 09-Mar-14

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell sold 196 helicopters at Heli-Expo 2014, including 171 JRX

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase 196 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Anaheim, CA. The customer signings followed the company’s product unveiling in front of a packed booth full of enthusiastic onlookers (see the video here.) Bell Helicopter for the first time revealed… Read more »

Source: Bell, 05-Mar-14

Helicopter Flight Training Center will add Communication Center Lab to curriculum

Helicopter Flight Training Center will add Communication Center Lab to curriculum

The Helicopter Flight Training Center and the National Association of Air Medical Communication Specialists (NAACS) are pleased to announce their joint effort to create a Communication Center Lab.  The idea was finalized during the last NAACS board meeting, hosted by the training center. “The organization looks forward to the development and utilization of the ‘communications lab’… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Metro Aviation welcomes Directors of Operations and Maintenance

Metro Aviation welcomes Directors of Operations and Maintenance

Metro Aviation is pleased to announce that Jim Arthur and Mark Breton are joining the Metro team.  Jim Arthur joins as the new Director of Operations and Mark Breton is coming on board as Director of Maintenance. Arthur will report to work in early March to begin his indoctrination and immerse himself in flight operations. Arthur… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes new Assistant Director of Training

Helicopter Flight Training Center welcomes new Assistant Director of Training

The Helicopter Flight Training Center is pleased to announce that Glen Girard has joined the company as its Assistant Director of Training.  Girard will be primarily responsible for instruction for ground and simulators, crew and air medical resource management, course development and records review. The Helicopter Flight Training Center provides simulators for dry lease and Girard… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 05-Mar-14

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LifeFlight of Maine orders four more Belfort Automated Weather Observation Systems

LifeFlight of Maine orders four more Belfort Automated Weather Observation Systems

Belfort Instrument Company, one of the country’s oldest meteorological sensor and meteorological system manufacturers, has received an order from LifeFlight of Maine for four additional Belfort AWOS AV units. This order was announced at the 2014 Heli-Expo in Anaheim, California today. “When these four additional Belfort AWOS units are installed, Maine will have a network of… Read more »

Source: Belfort, 05-Mar-14

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Airbus expands rollout of Cockpit Image and Flight Data Recorders

Airbus expands rollout of Cockpit Image and Flight Data Recorders

Today at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO conference in Anaheim, CA, Airbus Helicopters announced its intention for all new aircraft produced by the company to be equipped with a cockpit image and flight data recorder. For the past several years, Airbus Helicopters has equipped all of its AS350 model helicopters with the Vision 1000 as a… Read more »

Source: Appareo Systems, 04-Mar-14

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H+S Aviation grows its engine accessory business

H+S Aviation grows its engine accessory business

H+S Aviation, a BBA Aviation company and leader in engine repair and overhaul services for a wide breadth of government, commercial and business aviation aircraft, also has built the largest helicopter accessory facility in Europe. “Given the positive growth trends we’ve observed in the helicopter sector, growing this part of our business has been and… Read more »

Source: H+S Aviation, 04-Mar-14

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Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

Guimbal delivers first Cabri in US – many more to follow

On Tuesday, February 25th Precision Helicopters is taking delivery of their first new-generation training helicopter, the Guimbal Cabri G2, which is the first of this type in the USA, at the HAI Heli-Expo in Anaheim, CA. Precision’s Managing Director David Rath is signing the delivery with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of the manufacturer Guimbal…. Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 03-Mar-14

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P&WC Congratulates Airbus Helicopters for EC175 Certification

P&WC Congratulates Airbus Helicopters for EC175 Certification

On January 30 of this year, Airbus Helicopters successfully obtained EASA Type Certification on the EC175 powered by the PT6C-67E. Designed especially for the medium-sized twin market, the engine is equipped with the latest technology dual-channel FADEC control system to optimize pilot workload. The powerplant also includes new technologies to provide reliable starting with excellent… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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PW200 Engine Family Celebrates a Quarter Century of Success

PW200 Engine Family Celebrates a Quarter Century of Success

October 1988 marked a new path in the helicopter industry for Pratt & Whitney Canada: the first flight of a PW200 series engine. A twin-engine Bo105LS, powered by the PW205B, from Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm of Germany (MBB), lifted off from Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. Standing nearby, Canadian and German engineers and technicians applauded as the blue-and-white helicopter climbed… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada Signed Four Major Contracts with EMS Helicopter Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada Signed Four Major Contracts with EMS Helicopter Operators

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) has signed engine maintenance contracts with four U.S. emergency medical service (EMS) helicopter operators that will keep their fleets flying with predictable maintenance costs. The long-term contracts include the Fleet Management Program (FMP®), the Event Cost Plan (ECP®), the Zero-Time Exchange and Overhaul Program (ZIP) and the T&M Engine Services… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada signs FMP® Agreement with Bristow Helicopters

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) and Bristow Group, headquartered in Houston, Texas, have signed a long-term Fleet Management Program (FMP) agreement for the maintenance of PW210S engines installed on Bristow’s fleet of Sikorsky S-76D helicopters. Bristow Group is one of the leading providers of helicopter services for the worldwide offshore energy industry. P&WC’s FMP agreements… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 03-Mar-14

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LCI concludes Heli-Expo with almost $1 Billion of helicopters on order

LCI concludes Heli-Expo with almost $1 Billion of helicopters on order

Lease Corporation International (LCI), the aviation leasing arm of the Libra Group, has this week unveiled commitments for up to 39 new helicopters worth around US$925 million and with further 2014 pipeline orders up to a total value approaching US$1 billion. The lessor’s helicopter division has signed a contract with Airbus Helicopters for up to… Read more »

Source: LCI, 02-Mar-14

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Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings at Heli-Expo

Airbus Helicopters scores 78 bookings at Heli-Expo

The 78 bookings announced by Airbus Helicopters at this week’s Heli-Expo industry convention underscore the competitiveness of its product line – with acquisitions covering rotorcraft that range from the workhorse EC225 and the AS350 B2 and B3e, to the next-generation EC175, along with the new EC145 T2 and the evolved EC225e and AS332 C1e versions…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland’s PZL-Świdnik SW-4 Makes Big Impression At Heli Expo

AgustaWestland’s PZL-Świdnik SW-4 Makes Big Impression At Heli Expo

Making its very first appearance in North America at Heli-Expo 2014, which was held in Anaheim, California, from 25th to 27th February, the PZL-Świdnik SW-4 gained a lot of interest from visitors at the world’s largest dedicated helicopter exposition. The SW-4 was exhibited as part of AgustaWestland’s range of new generation helicopters including the AW109… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 02-Mar-14

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Avpro orders three Bell 505 JetRanger X

Avpro orders three Bell 505 JetRanger X

Avpro and Bell Helicopter reached an agreement on Wednesday, at HAI Heli Expo to purchase three new Bell 505X helicopters, including one for its management partner L.J. Aviation of Latrobe, PA.  Avpro will manage two of the helicopters, one of which has European specs, and Bell specialist L.J. Aviation of Latrobe, PA will market the… Read more »

Source: Avpro, 02-Mar-14

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AgustaWestland Demonstrates AW609 to Chevron

AgustaWestland Demonstrates AW609 to Chevron

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced today that it has completed the first customer demonstration flight of the AW609 to Chevron on February 25th  The round trip flight began in Angels Stadium in Anaheim and continued off the coast of Southern California. Flying Second-in-Command was Chevron pilot Patrick Nevin, who currently flies AW139s in support of… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 28-Feb-14

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Keystone Turbine Services earns Rolls-Royce M250 Award

Keystone Turbine Services earns Rolls-Royce M250 Award

Keystone Turbine Services (“KTS” – an M International Company), a certificated FAA & EASA Part 145 Repair Station and member of the Rolls-Royce M250 FIRST Network,is pleased to announce they’ve earned the prestigious Rolls-Royce Family Teamwork Award for 2013. “This award is presented annually to a member of the M250 FIRST Network who provides expertise… Read more »

Source: Keystone Turbine Services, 28-Feb-14

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Turbomeca signs EC145T2 ARreil 2B SBH® contract with ADAC

Turbomeca signs EC145T2 ARreil 2B SBH® contract with ADAC

Turbomeca (Safran) announces the conclusion of a major support contract with ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH. A new ten-year Support By the Hour (SBH®) contract covers 28 Arriel 2E engines powering fourteen EC 145T2 operated by ADAC Luftrettung GmbH. ADAC Luftfahrt Technik GmbH is located near Bonn, Germany and performs airframe and engine maintenance for operators… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 27-Feb-14

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X-Copter Unveiled at Heli-Expo

X-Copter Unveiled at Heli-Expo

Called “X-Copter”, it is an eighth generation helicopter flight simulator that has been in development since 2006 and the core component of the nationally recognized “Flight Cost Reduction Training” program at Guidance Aviation. Engineered for the primary flight training market, the X-Copter simulates the Robinson R22 and R44 models. X-Copter’s full-scale cockpit includes two high… Read more »

Source: Guidance Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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AW189 starts demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators on the Gulf of Mexico

AW189 starts demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators on the Gulf of Mexico

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the new generation medium twin helicopter AW189 will depart for a demo tour among US Oil & Gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico region, from March 4th to the 7th. After been showcased at Heli Expo in Anaheim, California and a few days after the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 27-Feb-14

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Pratt & Whitney Canada and Milestone Sign $75M fifteen year deal

Pratt & Whitney Canada and Milestone Sign $75M fifteen year deal

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC), a United Technologies Corporation company (NYSE:UTX), and Milestone Aviation Group, a global leader in helicopter leasing, today announced a US$ 75 million, 15-year agreement under which P&WC will offer its Flexible Turboshaft Engine Fleet Management program to Milestone customers. The agreement, signed today at HAI Heli-Expo, will provide P&WC’s customized… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 27-Feb-14

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Hillsboro Aviation receives IS-BAO accreditation

Hillsboro Aviation receives IS-BAO accreditation

In existence since 2002, the IS-BAO program, developed by the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), is an internationally-recognized set of safety standards for business aviation. Last week, Hillsboro Aviation joined an elite group of operators by achieving Stage 1 IS-BAO accreditation. With 700 registrants in 35 countries, the IS-BAO program is recognized as the industry… Read more »

27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue cooperate for SAR training

Airbus Helicopters and Priority 1 Air Rescue cooperate for SAR training

Airbus Helicopters today signed a cooperation agreement with Priority 1 Air Rescue for the delivery of search and rescue (SAR) training. The agreement’s signing was at the 2014 Heli-Expo convention in Anaheim, California by Matthieu Louvot, Airbus Helicopters’ Senior Vice President – Support and Services, and Brad Matheson, the President of Priority 1 Air Rescue…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions, including five new online services

Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions, including five new online services

The increased scope of Airbus Helicopters’ support and services offer is being spotlighted at this week’s 2014 Heli-Expo exhibition in Anaheim, California, where the company is providing details on support for new aircraft, training and operations, helicopter upgrades, new information services and enhancements to the Keycopter® customer portal. “Keeping our helicopters flight-ready with customers and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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HFI Silent Auction Closes Today!

HFI Silent Auction Closes Today!

This is your last chance to take home a unique rotorcraft experience through Helicopter Foundation International’s (HFI) Fundraising Silent Auction.The auction closes TODAY at 4:00 pm PST. Go to BiddingForGood.com/HFI now to view and bid on an exciting range of items including training, communications equipment, helicopter tours, artwork, and much more! Placing a bid is also an easy, convenient… Read more »

Source: HFI, 27-Feb-14

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Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell delivers two 412EPs to Petroleum Air Services

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the delivery of two Bell 412EP helicopters to Egypt’s Petroleum Air Services (PAS), both configured and fully equipped to meet oil and gas producers requirements (OGP) recommended by the leading international oil companies working in Egypt. Based in Cairo, PAS specializes in offering oil industry… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-14

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Bell announces 429 VIP order through the VanAllen Group

Bell announces 429 VIP order through the VanAllen Group

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the order of a VIP configured Bell 429 to be delivered to the VanAllen Group, a business aviation consulting service, for delivery for a private customer. “The Bell 429 is an incomparable aircraft, featuring a glass cockpit, luxury seating and superior speed and performance,” said… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-14

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Bell supports Medevac Foundation International’s HEMS 101 Project

Bell supports Medevac Foundation International’s HEMS 101 Project

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today its support for the Medevac Foundation’s HEMS 101 Project, which is dedicated to producing a set of guidelines for establishing Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS)/Air Ambulance Programs in nations that currently do not have services in place. Bell Helicopter will make a $150,000 donation spread… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-Feb-14

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Dallas Avionics Names Branding Iron Agency of Record

Dallas Avionics Names Branding Iron Agency of Record

Dallas Avionics announced today the company has named Branding Iron Marketing, Advertising and Public Relations its agency of record. “Branding Iron is well known in the aviation business for their industry knowledge, public relations expertise and creativity,” said Dallas Avionics Vice President of Sales and Marketing Scott Davis. “We know that Branding Iron will represent… Read more »

Source: Branding Iron, 27-Feb-14

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Milestone leases three EC225s to SonAir

Milestone leases three EC225s to SonAir

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, and SonAir, the largest African helicopter operator and a subsidiary of the Angolan national oil company Sonangol, announced that three of Milestone’s record order for 30 of Airbus Helicopters’ EC225s will begin performing airlift duties for Angola’s oil and gas sector. The arrangements, announced today on… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 27-Feb-14

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Lord’s Active Vibration Control System selected for Bell 525

Lord’s Active Vibration Control System selected for Bell 525

LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control, has announced the award of an Active Vibration Control System (AVCS) contract with Bell Helicopter for the Bell 525 Relentless program. LORD will qualify its AVCS system design and manufacture the AVCS system for the new aircraft. The technology operates through the… Read more »

Source: LORD Corporation, 27-Feb-14

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RSG Announces Agreement to Support High-Demand Heli-One STCs

RSG Announces Agreement to Support High-Demand Heli-One STCs

RSG Products, Inc., a Rotorcraft Services Group (RSG) company, announced it is teaming with Heli-One to produce, support and co-market critical Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) within the Heli-One catalogue. The two companies also will collaborate on development of new-generation STCs. “This agreement will enable our customers to benefit from our companies’ combined expertise in high-value… Read more »

Source: RSG Products, 27-Feb-14

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Hillsboro Aviation orders 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation orders 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X Helicopters

Hillsboro Aviation has been a fixture in the aviation industry for 34 years. Founded in 1980, Hillsboro Aviation has evolved into an internationally-recognized leader in aircraft sales and service, contract and charter operations and flight training. Hillsboro Aviation’s President Max Lyons is proud to be on the Executive Board of Directors of Helicopter Association International…. Read more »

Source: Hillsboro Aviation, 27-Feb-14

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Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions

Airbus Helicopters highlights innovative service solutions

The increased scope of Airbus Helicopters’ support and services offer is being spotlighted at this week’s 2014 Heli-Expo exhibition in Anaheim, California, where the company is providing details on support for new aircraft, training and operations, helicopter upgrades, new information services and enhancements to the Keycopter® customer portal. “Keeping our helicopters flight-ready with customers and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 27-Feb-14

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JSSI Introduces Upgraded Customer Portal

JSSI Introduces Upgraded Customer Portal

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, recently introduced a series of enhancements with its Phase 2 redesign of the MyJSSI customer portal. “As promised, we continue to deliver enhancements and improve the functionality of our MyJSSI customer site, making it easier for our… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 26-Feb-14

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Aspen Avionics Announces EASA Approval for Airbus Helicopters

Aspen Avionics Announces EASA Approval for Airbus Helicopters

Aspen Avionics, manufacturer of the innovative Evolution Flight Display System (EFD), announced today the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval for installation of Aspen’s EFD1000H Primary Flight Display (PFD) into the Eurocopter 120B under EASA Supplemental Type Certificate 10048141. The lightweight, compact form factor of Aspen’s helicopter PFD system is a perfect fit for the… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 26-Feb-14

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Conklin & de Decker announces 2014 State Tax Guide for GA

Conklin & de Decker announces 2014 State Tax Guide for GA

Conklin & de Decker announces the release of their 2014 State Tax Guide for General Aviation (“State Tax Guide”). Packed full of critical tax information, the State Tax Guide is a must-have reference tool for helicopter and fixed-wing operators, accountants, dealers, brokers, aviation law professionals, and others. The State Tax Guide contains the latest taxes… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 26-Feb-14

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Conklin & de Decker opens registration for Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs seminar

Conklin & de Decker opens registration for Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs seminar

Conklin & de Decker has opened registration for its newest Seminar, Exploring Aircraft Operating Costs. The program will be presented on May 13-14, 2014 in Grapevine, Texas, near the DFW International airport. As a National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) accepted program, attendees can receive CAM credit for participating in this seminar…. Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 26-Feb-14

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Conklin & de Decker Celebrating 30 Years at Heli-Expo

Conklin & de Decker Celebrating 30 Years at Heli-Expo

Conklin & de Decker is celebrating 30 years in business this year and offering special savings on their products during the HAI Heli-Expo 2014 convention. Visitors to the Conklin & de Decker exhibit booth #3002 will see live demos of the entire family of helicopter operating cost programs, life cycle budgeting tools, and can enter… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 26-Feb-14

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Conklin & de Decker Announces Seminar Savings for 2014

Conklin & de Decker Announces Seminar Savings for 2014

Conklin & de Decker has announced that it will offer special savings this year on the three educational seminars they conduct annually. A graduated discount scale is being offered to those that register early for multiple seminars simultaneously via the Conklin & de Decker website. Register for all 3 Seminars  – Receive 20% discount off… Read more »

Source: Conklin & de Decker, 26-Feb-14

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Avincis showcasing helicopter services at Heli-Expo

Avincis showcasing helicopter services at Heli-Expo

Avincis Group (Avincis), the world’s leading provider of aerial services for mission critical operations, will be present again at Heli-Expo 2014, the world’s largest international helicopter industry trade show that will take place at Anaheim (California) between the 24th and 27th of February. For Avincis, Heli-Expo offers the ability to nurture important strategic partnerships with… Read more »

Source: Avincis Group, 26-Feb-14

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Amur HFS buys entire Bristow fleet of 28 LongRanger IVs

Amur HFS buys entire Bristow fleet of 28 LongRanger IVs

Amur Helicopter Financial Services (Amur HFS) is pleased to announce that the company has entered into an agreement to complete a major fleet transaction with Bristow Group Inc. The transaction involves purchasing the entire Bristow fleet of twenty-eight (28) Bell 206-L4 helicopters. As part of completing this transaction, Amur HFS provided short-term operating leases to Bristow… Read more »

Source: Amur HFS, 26-Feb-14

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PRISM and USAIG Performance Vector Program Continues Success

PRISM and USAIG Performance Vector Program Continues Success

Professional Resources In System Management, LLC (PRISM), proudly announces at HAI’s Heli-Expo 2014 the continued growth of its partnership with the USAIG Performance Vector program. Since joining the program in April 2012, PRISM has welcomed 45 fixed and rotary wing USAIG insured operators as subscribers to their highly regarded Safety Management System program. USAIG, a… Read more »

Source: PRISM, 26-Feb-14

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Waypoint Leasing And Turbomeca Sign Framework Agreement

Waypoint Leasing And Turbomeca Sign Framework Agreement

Waypoint Leasing, a leading global helicopter leasing company, and Turbomeca (Safran), a leading helicopter engine manufacturer, signed a Framework Agreement today at Heli-Expo under which Turbomeca will provide engine support services to Waypoint Leasing’s current and future customer base, including operators using Turbomeca’s Makila 2A and 2A1 engines and Arriel 1S1 and 2S2 engines. The… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 26-Feb-14

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Bell extends collaboration with Van Horn Aviation

Bell extends collaboration with Van Horn Aviation

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Van Horn Aviation to develop a composite main rotor blade for the Bell 206 product line. Van Horn Aviation has agreed to design, certify and manufacture the rotor blades with input from Bell Helicopter Engineering. This will… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Partnership Between Milestone Aviation Group and Turbomeca Achieves Landmark

Partnership Between Milestone Aviation Group and Turbomeca Achieves Landmark

Less than one year after launching a first-of-its-kind partnership offering unique services to Milestone customers, helicopter engine manufacturer Turbomeca (Safran) and Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, celebrated a landmark with the announcement that the Milestone fleet has surpassed 100 Turbomeca engines. As of December 31, 2013, the Milestone fleet included 106… Read more »

Source: Milestone, 26-Feb-14

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Flight Display Systems shows Smart Cabin inflight systems at Heli-Expo

Flight Display Systems shows Smart Cabin inflight systems at Heli-Expo

Flight Display Systems will be exhibiting at the upcoming HAI HeliExpo in booth #5912. The show will be hosted at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim California, February 24–27 Flight Display Systems will be showcasing Smart Cabin, an innovative convergence of cabin management, in-flight entertainment, and wireless empowerment. Smart Cabin is built on a very… Read more »

Source: Flight Display Systems, 26-Feb-14

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Rolls-Royce completes large fleet agreements for M250 customers

Rolls-Royce completes large fleet agreements for M250 customers

Rolls-Royce has signed multi-year agreements with four large fleet operators, aimed at enhancing operational support for more than 220 helicopters. The agreements provide vital engine repairs and overhauls through the authorizedRolls-Royce FIRST network, which guarantees the use of genuine Rolls-Royce parts and exclusive use of the Rolls-Royce M250 repair network, as well as access to tailor-made technical manual libraries. Greg Fedele, Rolls-Royce,… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 26-Feb-14

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Rolls-Royce to deliver first flight test engine for Scotts Bell 47

Rolls-Royce to deliver first flight test engine for Scotts Bell 47

Rolls-Royce has signed a multi-engine order with Scott’s – Bell 47 and will deliver the first RR300 engine this summer for installation in a flight test aircraft. Scott’s – Bell 47 already has orders for 38 of its new 47GT-6 helicopters with first deliveries scheduled in 2016, and expects to produce more than 30 aircraft per… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 26-Feb-14

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Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Abu Dhabi Aviation signs for 10 Bell 525s

Today at HELI-EXPO 2014, Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a letter of intent for 10 Bell 525 RelentlessTM aircraft. Abu Dhabi Aviation chose the Bell 525 for its versatility to support a number of missions based in the UAE, including offshore oil and gas, emergency medical support, VIP transport, firefighting and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Sikorsky’s Matrix™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Sikorsky’s Matrix™ Technology Program Launches Phase 2 of Flight Test Activities

Sikorsky Aircraft’s Matrix™ Technology autonomy research program has progressed to the second phase of flight test activities with the installation of advanced sensors that will allow the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft (SARA) to conduct real-time perception work. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). SARA – an S-76® commercial helicopter outfitted with… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-Feb-14

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PAS MRO becomes a repair supplier for MD Helicopters

PAS MRO becomes a repair supplier for MD Helicopters

PAS MRO has been approved by MD Helicopters as a repair source for anti-friction bearings for the MD Helicopter fleet. PAS MRO’s provides Level I (inspection) and Level II (overhaul) repair of anti-friction bearings for airframe, accessory & engines. The MDHI approval encompasses airframe and accessory bearing inspection, repair and overhaul. The MD Helicopter approval… Read more »

Source: PAS MRO, 26-Feb-14

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Bell and Able Engineering agree to Develop Expanded Repair Capabilities

Bell and Able Engineering agree to Develop Expanded Repair Capabilities

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Able Engineering & Component Services, Inc., (Able) to collaborate on Able Engineering developed repairs. This new collaborative effort allows Bell Helicopter to take advantage of industry developed expanded repair options for customers. “Bell Helicopter’s Customer Support and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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ASU Completes 800th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

ASU Completes 800th FAA Approved NVIS Modification

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that it completed its 800th FAA approved night vision cockpit modification prior to HELI EXPO. The modification was completed on an AW139 for Construction Helicopters, Inc., (CHI Aviation). “Reaching 800 modifications is a significant milestone,” said ASU President James Winkel. “ASU from day one has committed to enhancing aircraft… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Feb-14

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Bell announces more than 100 signings so far at Heli-Expo

Bell announces more than 100 signings so far at Heli-Expo

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, set the standard at HELI-EXPO 2014 with the reveal of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ and a full-size mock up of the Bell 525 Relentless™ in search-and-rescue configuration. By the end of the first day, Bell completed more than 100 signings that included the Bell 505… Read more »

Source: Bell, 26-Feb-14

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Columbia Helicopters Goes Live on Ramco Aviation Suite

Columbia Helicopters Goes Live on Ramco Aviation Suite

Ramco Systems, the global Aviation Software provider on Cloud, Mobile and Tablets, announced the successful go-live of Ramco Aviation version 5.6, at Columbia Helicopters Inc. (CHI), the world leader in commercial heavy-lift helicopter operations. CHI is one of the first customers of Ramco Aviation who have been using the series 3 for more than a… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 26-Feb-14

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Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson Maintenance Course Scholarship

Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson Maintenance Course Scholarship

Michelle Hovey was awarded the Robinson Helicopter Maintenance Course Scholarship at the Whirly-Girls Banquet at the 2014 HELI-EXPO which was held in Anaheim, CA. This year’s Robinson Helicopter Maintenance Course Scholarship recipient grew up in aviation and always wanted to fly. Even as an adult, she often found herself running outside to see the magnificent… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 26-Feb-14

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Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship

Whirly-Girls announce winner of Robinson R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship

Madeline Von Bokel was awarded the Robinson Helicopter R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship at the Whirly-Girls Banquet at the 2014 HELI-EXPO which was held in Anaheim, CA. This year’s Robinson Helicopter R22/R44 Safety Course Scholarship recipient began flying in August of 2011 and have earned her Private, Commercial, Instrument, CFI, and CFII at MySky Academy in… Read more »

Source: Whirly-Girls, 26-Feb-14

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Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Certified on EC175

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Certified on EC175

Esterline CMC Electronics’ (CMC) latest versions of its CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) [see photo] and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) landing system sensor have been certified as the navigation solution on the Airbus EC175 helicopter.  The EC175 is the latest-generation, medium-sized twin-engine helicopter from Airbus Helicopters and is well-suited for a full range of… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 26-Feb-14

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Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Venezuela signs for 16 Enstrom 480Bs

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce they have received a signed contract from the Venezuela Ministry of Defense for 16 training helicopters. The aircraft will be delivered within the next 18 months and will be used for training by the Venezuelan Air Force and Navy. The contract includes 16 standard model 480B helicopters as… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 26-Feb-14

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AW609 TiltRotor to Perform First Ever Customer Demonstration Flights at Heli-Expo

AW609 TiltRotor to Perform First Ever Customer Demonstration Flights at Heli-Expo

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that the AW609 TiltRotor has flown 1100nm (2000km) from its base in Arlington, Texas, to Long Beach Airport, California to perform the first ever customer demonstration flights at Heli-Expo 2014. The AW609 will highlight its game changing capabilities and performance that will soon be available to the… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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AHS Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies

AHS Celebrates 70 Years of Advancing Vertical Flight Technologies

AHS International, the world’s premier professional vertical flight technical society, is celebrating 70 years of advancing the state of the art of rotary wing technology and promoting its application around the globe.  In 1943 – before a single helicopter was operational in the United States – a group of engineers and managers banded together with military… Read more »

Source: AHS, 26-Feb-14

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Avpro ratifies sales at Heli Expo

Avpro ratifies sales at Heli Expo

Avpro announced the closure of several deals during the first day of business at HAI Heli Expo (February 25th-27th) in Anaheim, California.  Booth 1411, Hall A.  Avpro signed an agreement to purchase a new Airbus Helicopters’ EC145 T2 on behalf of an undisclosed corporate client with delivery scheduled for 2015. In addition, the company signed a… Read more »

Source: Avpro, 26-Feb-14

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AgustaWestland Introduces Its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System for Enhanced Safety

AgustaWestland Introduces Its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System for Enhanced Safety

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the certification of its Obstacle Proximity LiDAR System (OPLSTM) which will help enhance safety during hovering flight whilst conducting SAR and emergency medical service (EMS) missions. Hovering flight during these type of  missions has been identified as one of the most dangerous flight conditions as a result… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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Rotorsim to launch first AW169 full-flight simulator and add AW189 simulator in UK

Rotorsim to launch first AW169 full-flight simulator and add AW189 simulator in UK

Today at the Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo show, Rotorsim, owned equally by CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) and AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, announced that it is continuing to expand with the purchase of two CAE 3000 Series Level D helicopter simulators. Rotorsim will add the world’s first-ever AW169 full-flight simulator to the Rotorsim Training Centre,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew helicopters

Sloane Helicopters signs for two GrandNew helicopters

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce the order by Sloane Helicopters for two GrandNew light twin helicopters. The helicopters are expected to be delivered in 2015 and will be operated for VVIP and passenger transport missions. This latest order by Sloane Helicopters further expands the already successful presence of AgustaWestland helicopter models in… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 26-Feb-14

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AW109 Trekker Unveiled At Heli Expo

AW109 Trekker Unveiled At Heli Expo

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce a new addition to its range of class leading light twin-engine helicopters, the AW109 Trekker, the first AgustaWestland light twin to offer skid landing gear. The aircraft was unveiled during a ceremony at Heli Expo 2014 today in Anaheim, California. With a maximum take-off weight of 3,175… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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LCI signs for seven AW139s and another seven options

LCI signs for seven AW139s and another seven options

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce it has signed a further multiyear contract with Lease Corporation International (LCI) for seven AW139 intermediate and one AW189 8-tonne medium class twin engine helicopter. These helicopters, which will be used by LCI’s helicopter division to offer its customers modern aircraft ready for offshore transport, search and… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 26-Feb-14

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