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Bell sells corporate 407GXP into Panama

Bell sells corporate 407GXP into Panama

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of the first Bell 407GXP in Panama. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in July 2015 and will be outfitted to perform corporate and VIP transport in the region for Urban Development Group (UDG). “The reliability of Bell helicopters have been proven… Read more »

Source: Bell, 28-May-15

Turkish operator Saran Aviation orders a Bell 407GXP

Turkish operator Saran Aviation orders a Bell 407GXP

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of the first Bell 407GXP in Europe. Istanbul based, Saran Aviation’s new aircraft will be outfitted to perform corporate and VIP transport in the region. “We are thrilled to be the first customer in Europe to purchase a Bell 407GXP and spearhead the… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-May-15

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13 letters of intent at Heli-Expo takes Marenco SKYe SH09 order book to 72

13 letters of intent at Heli-Expo takes Marenco SKYe SH09 order book to 72

After a fifth participation at the Heli-Expo in the United States, Marenco Swisshelicopter is pleased to announce the signature of 13x additional letters of intent for the SKYe SH09 helicopter, reaching a total of 72x units in the order-book, with deliveries ranging from 2016 and onwards. Part of these orders are destined to commercial operators… Read more »

Source: Marenco, 20-Mar-15

AW169 completes cold weather testing in Alaska

AW169 completes cold weather testing in Alaska

The AW169 displayed Heli-Expo by AgustaWestland had straight from Alaska where last month it successfully completed extreme cold weather trials in the framework of civil certification. Excellent performance and system reliability were demonstrated at temperatures down to – 40 C°.  This latest testing followed a series of hot & high trials in Arizona last year which… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 20-Mar-15

Guimbal takes 10 Cabri orders and 4 options at Heli-Expo

Guimbal takes 10 Cabri orders and 4 options at Heli-Expo

Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando gave Hélicoptères Guimbal the opportunity to display the brand new, second Cabri being delivered to their first customer and distributor on the North-American market, Precision Helicopters, Oregon. It also permitted to celebrate the helicopter certification recently delivered by the FAA. Expectedly, the helicopter attracted a considerable interest from operators of all the… Read more »

Source: Guimbal, 16-Mar-15

Pall delivers 200th PUREair Dry Barrier Filter Element for US Army Black Hawks

Pall delivers 200th PUREair Dry Barrier Filter Element for US Army Black Hawks

Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL) today announced that it has delivered its 200th PUREair Dry Barrier filter element to the U.S. Army.  Pall Aerospace has been delivering product since July 2014 to support the U.S. Army’s effort to re-source the UH-60 BLACK HAWK Engine Inlet Barrier Filters (EIBF).  This indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), competitive contract awarded… Read more »

Source: PALL, 16-Mar-15

Vector Aerospace Graciously Accepts 2015 Rolls-Royce M250® Total Quality Award

Vector Aerospace Graciously Accepts 2015 Rolls-Royce M250® Total Quality Award

Vector Aerospace Corporation (Vector Aerospace), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (HS-NA) has been awarded a 2015 Total Quality Award from Rolls-Royce for the M250® engine product line on Monday, March 2nd, 2015 at the Rolls-Royce FIRST… Read more »

Source: Vector, 16-Mar-15

Bell Receives Successful Customer Response at Heli-Expo 2015

Bell Receives Successful Customer Response at Heli-Expo 2015

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced it secured customer commitments to purchase nearly 300 new Bell helicopters at last week’s Heli-Expo show in Orlando, FL. The customer signing ceremonies followed some of the company’s largest commercial orders in its history, including the sale of 200 Bell 407GXPS to Air Methods Corporation and… Read more »

Source: Bell, 16-Mar-15

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Avpro sales at HAI Heli-Expo 2015

Avpro sales at  HAI Heli-Expo 2015

Avpro announced several deals during the HAI Heli-Expo (March 2-5, 2015) in Orlando, Florida. Day one: Avpro reached an agreement to sell a Year 2009 Bell 429 s/n 57056 to an undisclosed buyer on behalf of its client SAEREOS, Bell Helicopter distributor in Ecuador. Day two: Avpro acting on behalf of its client, Kocoglu Group,… Read more »

Source: AVPRO, 16-Mar-15

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HABCO and Sikorsky displayed PinPoint Tool Control System at Heli-Expo

HABCO and Sikorsky displayed PinPoint Tool Control System at Heli-Expo

HABCO and Sikorsky have joined forces once again in displaying PinPoint tool control system (pictured) at the 2015 Heli-Expo. With Director of Sales, Daniel Franzese heading up the show on HABCO’s end, they were able to introduce a new, sleeker, streamlined version of the AeroVIEW™.  Complete with a variety of customization options, from door configurations to… Read more »

Source: Habco, 15-Mar-15

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Heli-Expo 2015: a strategic summary

Heli-Expo 2015: a strategic summary

With time to reflect following the end of Heli Expo, Andrew Drwiega gives a quick summary of some of the key points that were made by OEMs during the show. Now that the dust has settled from Heli Expo, Florida, for another year what, if anything, did we learn from the world’s biggest helicopter exposition?… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-15

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SECO International in Japan orders ten Bell 505s

SECO International in Japan orders ten Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today that SECO International in Japan, has entered into a letter of intent to order 10 Bell 505 Jet Ranger X helicopters. The announcement was made as part of a formal signing ceremony at Bell Helicopter’s booth during the world’s largest helicopter trade show and exposition,… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Mar-15

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Helicentre Aviation Confirms Cabri G2 Order at Heli-Expo

Helicentre Aviation Confirms Cabri G2 Order at Heli-Expo

Helicentre Aviation’s Chairman Christopher Line met with Bruno Guimbal, President and CEO of Hélicoptères Guimbal at Heli Expo in Orlando, Florida last week where they shook hands as Helicentre Aviation’s sixth Cabri G2 order was confirmed. The new aircraft will add to the existing fleet of five operated by Helicentre Aviation as well as three… Read more »

Source: Helicentre Aviation, 11-Mar-15

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Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica miniQAR recorder now installed in over 75 Helicopters

Avionica, a satellite communications equipment manufacturer known for its multiple safety certifications for airliners, announced today that its suite of mini-Quick Access Recorders (miniQAR) are now installed on more than 75 helicopters and most are streaming data over the company’s 3G/4G cellular module. Speaking from the 2015 Heli Expo Conference in Orlando, Avionica vice president… Read more »

Source: Avionica, 10-Mar-15

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Rugged COTS-Based Helicopter Avionics and Subsystem Solutions Displayed by Curtiss-Wright

Rugged COTS-Based Helicopter Avionics and Subsystem Solutions Displayed by Curtiss-Wright

Curtiss-Wright Corporation announced that its Defense Solution division will display a wide range of its industry leading COTS-based solutions designed for use on commercial and defense aerospace helicopter platforms at Heli-Expo 2015 (Booth# 5466) The broad range of highly engineered solutions displayed will include: • Air data and data acquisition avionics; • Rugged touchscreen LCD… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 09-Mar-15

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FRASCA International Introduces New Simulator Technology

FRASCA International Introduces New Simulator Technology

FRASCA International, Inc. Urbana, IL, has developed three new simulation technologies to enhance training capabilities of their flight simulators. These include SimTracker™, SimAssist™ and TruCue™. SimTracker™ is FRASCA’s new cloud based utility that helps manage your flight simulators and meet your regulatory quality management needs. Features include: live availability and usage reporting, simplified discrepancy &… Read more »

Source: FRASCA, 09-Mar-15

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HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for AgustaWestland AW609

HeliHub.com launches Facebook fan page for AgustaWestland AW609

With increasing interest in AgustaWestland’s AW609 tilt rotor, HeliHub.com has proactively set up a fan page on Facebook for the type.  This will provide the opportunity to bring together people interested in the AW609 programme and the news and information they are able to share.  This may be photos from events where the type is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 08-Mar-15

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The HeliHub.com Interview – Daniele Romiti, CEO AgustaWestland

The HeliHub.com Interview – Daniele Romiti, CEO AgustaWestland

Andrew Drwiega interviewed Daniele Romiti inside the mock-up of an AW609 VIP cabin at Heli-Expo, 2015. The discussion in fact centred on the development and future of AgustaWestland’s tiltrotor. Andrew Drwiega (AD): When you bought the AW609 off Bell Helicopter Textron, it was agreed that a number of there engineers would continue to work on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Mar-15

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SAAM offers reduced insurance premiums for operators who choose Helisim

SAAM offers reduced insurance premiums for operators who choose Helisim

Helisim and SAAM Verspieren Group announced today at Heli-Expo their agreement offering significant insurance premium refunds for operators who perform recurrent flight training at the Helisim Training Academy and have an insurance contract handled by the SAAM Verspieren Group. Helisim – a subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters, Thales Training & Simulation and DCI (Defence Conseil International)… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Mar-15

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North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation March 2nd, 2015

North Flight Data Systems receives Canadian Validation for AS350 and EC130 installation March 2nd, 2015

North Flight Data Systems, LLC (NORTH), now a department of Outerlink Global Solution, has received Transport Canada approval of their AS350/EC130 FAA STC for the installation of their lightweight flight data recorders. The first Canadian installations of the integrated flight data system will be performed on the EC130 and AS350, owned and operated by Phoenix… Read more »

Source: Outerlink, 06-Mar-15

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Servicios Aéreos de los Andes just signed for 3 H125s for utility work in Peru

Servicios Aéreos de los Andes just signed for 3 H125s for utility work in Peru

One of the last announcement at Heli-Expo was the completion of the first H125 (formally the AS350) in the United States, performed on the Airbus Helicopters, Inc. final assembly line in Columbus, Mississippi. This milestone rotorcraft is now in completion prior to delivery, meeting a schedule set nearly two years ago to establish a U.S…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Mar-15

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Bell and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

Bell and Turbomeca to Offer Service By The Hour Program on Bell 505

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced a collaboration with Safran Turbomeca USA (Turbomeca) to provide a Service By the Hour (SBH) program for the Arrius 2R engine in the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X. The agreement compliments Bell Helicopter’s Mission Critical SupportTM (MCS) program for the Bell 505 – a pay-as-you-fly program… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Mar-15

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Sundance Helicopters Announces Implementation of Ramco Aviation Software

Sundance Helicopters Announces Implementation of Ramco Aviation Software

Sundance Helicopters, the longest running helicopter tour operator in Las Vegas, Nev., announces the implementation of Aviation Maintenance Repair and Overhaul (MRO) solution developed by Ramco Systems, to manage flight and maintenance operations for its fleet of 28 tour helicopters. “Ramco is an easy to use, agile solution for managing the flow of information and… Read more »

Source: Sundance, 06-Mar-15

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Garmin Pilot Optimizes Charts and Maps for Helicopter Operators

Garmin Pilot Optimizes Charts and Maps for Helicopter Operators

Garmin is pleased to announce a new version of Garmin Pilot for iOS, which adds a suite of features tailored to helicopter operators. These features incorporate helicopter route charts throughout eight U.S. metropolitan areas, including the Gulf of Mexico. Additionally, the latest version of Garmin Pilot allows pilots to easily identify and document the highest… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Mar-15

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Garmin avionics are abundant!

Garmin avionics are abundant!

It’s been an exciting start to Day 1 of Heli-Expo 2015 in Orlando today and Garmin has sure been busy showcasing several new products, which are tailored to helicopter operators. With all of the new and exciting announcements made today, it’s hard to cover them all but here’s what you missed so far today: Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Mar-15

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New helicopter solutions from Garmin

New helicopter solutions from Garmin

Day 2 of Heli-Expo is well on its way today as we recover from a number of new and exciting announcements from Day 1 of the show yesterday. Garmin has been incredibly busy showing off our new products we announced last week. In case you missed our new helicopter announcements, check them out below: GDL… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Mar-15

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Meet radar altimeter requirements with Garmin

Meet radar altimeter requirements with Garmin

The last day of Heli-Expo is upon us and it’s been an exciting three-day event at the world’s largest helicopter show. Garmin is thrilled to be a part of such an amazing event and even more excited to see our customers and bring them tools to make their flying safer and easier. Last year, the… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 06-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters’ HCare brings a new dynamic in customer service

Airbus Helicopters’ HCare brings a new dynamic in customer service

Named “HCare” – which is consistent with Airbus Helicopters’ new H designations for its rotorcraft product lines – this strategy is focused on bringing the most tailor-made and competitive services for customers’ daily operations. HCare was unveiled at the Heli-Expo 2015 industry show in Orlando, Florida, where the company has a high-profile participation (Exhibit #2437)…. Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Mar-15

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Heliconia appointed as AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Morocco

Heliconia appointed as AgustaWestland Authorized Service Centre in Morocco

AgustaWestland announced today it has appointed Heliconia Industrie Sarl as an Authorized Service Centre for the AW139 intermediate twin helicopter in Morocco. Heliconia, an official distributor of AgustaWestland commercial helicopters in Morocco since early 2014 with two offshore-configured AW139s already in service and a contract for two additional helicopters, will provide a range of support… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 06-Mar-15

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LCI to lease second new AgustaWestland AW139 to HeliService

LCI to lease second new AgustaWestland AW139 to HeliService

LCI Helicopters, the helicopter leasing arm of the Libra Group, has entered into an agreement to lease a second new AgustaWestland AW139 to HeliService international, a leading provider of offshore services in the North Sea and Baltic regions, as it continues with its expansion plans. The new aircraft will be delivered in March and will… Read more »

Source: LCI Helicopters, 06-Mar-15

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Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca signs a Support By the Hour contract with DRF Luftrettung

Turbomeca (Safran) and DRF Luftrettung announce the signature of a 10-year Support By the Hour (SBH) contract for their 40 Arriel 2E engines. With the Turbomeca-powered EC145T2 fleet DRF Luftrettung perform HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service) missions in Germany. Richard Musil, CEO of Turbomeca Germany GmbH mentioned, “After signing a five year SBH contract for… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-15

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Turbomeca customers confirm confidence in Support-by-the-Hour contract model

Turbomeca customers confirm confidence in Support-by-the-Hour contract model

Turbomeca (Safran) companies across the world have finalized SBH (Support By the Hour) contracts with numerous operators flying a wide range of missions. During Heli-Expo 2015, Canadian operator Coast to Coast will sign a SBH contract with Turbomeca Canada covering the Arrius 1A engines in its AS 355 helicopters. At the end of 2014 Aiut… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 06-Mar-15

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Norsk luftambulanse orders three Airbus Helicopters H135s

Norsk luftambulanse orders three Airbus Helicopters H135s

Norway’s Norsk luftambulanse AS has ordered three H135s to further broaden the leading medical airlift services provider’s fleet of Airbus Helicopters-built rotorcraft. The agreement, signed today during the Heli-Expo 2015 industry convention in Orlando, Florida, marks Norsk luftambulanse’s latest acquisition of Airbus Helicopters’ lightweight twin-engine rotorcraft – with its current inventory consisting of 13 H135s… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 06-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters announces updated release of its H225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters announces updated release of its H225 Flight Crew Operating Manual

Airbus Helicopters has expanded on its initial Flight Crew Operating Manual (FCOM) for H225 (formerly EC225) aircraft in oil and gas missions – the first such source document produced by a rotorcraft manufacturer – and has announced the release of an updated version, now extended to include emergency procedures. Airbus Helicopters worked closely on the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 06-Mar-15

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Bell and Hughes Aerospace Align to Offer Performance Based Navigation in China

Bell and Hughes Aerospace Align to Offer Performance Based Navigation in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company, (NYSE: TXT), has contracted Hughes Aerospace Corporation to develop performance based navigation (PBN) procedures for use by operators flying Bell helicopters with advanced onboard navigation systems in China.  The selection process for the first location in China is underway. “Performance based navigation is a real win for our operators in China,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 06-Mar-15

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FlightSafety is first training provider to meet FAA Safety Management System requirements

FlightSafety is first training provider to meet FAA Safety Management System requirements

FlightSafety International announces that it is the first FAR Part 142 training provider to be recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration for meeting its Safety Management System requirements. “We are pleased and proud of this significant accomplishment,” said Bruce Whitman, President and CEO. “Receiving this recognition from the FAA further demonstrates FlightSafety’s commitment to achieve… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 06-Mar-15

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The HeliHub.com interview – Patrick Moncoutie, VP Arrano Programme, Turbomeca

The HeliHub.com interview – Patrick Moncoutie, VP Arrano Programme, Turbomeca

Turbomeca’s new engine, the Arrano, was one of two alternative originally selected for Airbus Helicopters new medium class helicopter, the X4 (now revealed by its new name as the H160). Recently, Airbus revealed that Turbomeca alone would be the engine to power the H160.   Andrew Drwiega (AD): What were the origins of the Arrano… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-15

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Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award Presented Snohomish County

Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award Presented Snohomish County

For its work conducting critical life-saving rescue missions, the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, based in Everett, Wash., has been awarded the Airbus Helicopters Golden Hour Award. The Golden Hour Award recognizes the efforts of an individual, group or organization that over time has advanced the use of helicopters in the vital mission of air… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Mar-15

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Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Sponsors Whirly Girl Scholarship

Aviation Specialties Unlimited Inc., (ASU) announced today, from the Helicopter International Association (HAI) HELI-EXPO Convention in Orlando, Florida, that the company once again sponsored a Whirly Girl Scholarship. Pilot Cristina Gonzalez from Puerto Rico was announced as the 2015 winner of the scholarship “Giving back to the aviation community is important to ASU,” said ASU… Read more »

Source: ASU, 05-Mar-15

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Donaldson IBFs Approved for AW139

Donaldson IBFs Approved for AW139

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), announced that Finmeccanica-AgustaWestland has received European Aviation Safety Agency approval for installation of Donaldson’s Inlet Barrier Filter (IBF) system on the AW139. EASA’s issuance of a type certificate in February 2015 will allow more operators of the intermediate-size AgustaWestland helicopter to maximize protection… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 05-Mar-15

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Mesa Police orders new MD530F

Mesa Police orders new MD530F

MD Helicopters Inc. (MDHI) announced today a new contract to manufacture and deliver a new helicopter for the Mesa Police Department Aviation Unit. Acquisition of the new MD 530F was approved by the Mesa City Council as an addition to the Department’s existing helicopter fleet of two MD 500E turbine helicopters. The 530F is perfectly… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopter, 05-Mar-15

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Volusia County Mosquito Control orders MD520N

Volusia County Mosquito Control orders MD520N

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today a contract with Volusia County Mosquito Control, Volusia County, Florida, to manufacture and deliver a new MD 520N helicopter. The new MD 520N will join the Mosquito Control Unit’s two MD 500E helicopters to expand the department’s ability to inspect and treat the region’s wet and dry lands not… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 05-Mar-15

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Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus to take EC130T2 on US tour this spring

Airbus Helicopters Inc. plans a multi-city tour across the U.S. this spring demonstrating the next generation air medical service capabilities of its EC130 T2. United Rotorcraft, a division of Air Methods, will be completing the Airbus EC130 T2 for the tour, equipping the aircraft with a state-of-the-art, next generation medical interior and avionics suite. Since… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 05-Mar-15

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Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Tempest Aviation Group plans service expansion with Quantum MRO and Logistics Software

Component Control announced today that Tempest Aviation Group, Inc., an independent helicopter service provider located in Prince George, British Columbia, is planning to expand its services and enterprise using Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software to manage operations. Tempest Aviation Group offers the full scope of MRO services for Bell 412, 212, 205, 206 and… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-Mar-15

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Avialta Helicopter Maintenance expands Quantum Control software solution

Avialta Helicopter Maintenance expands Quantum Control software solution

Component Control announced today that Avialta Helicopter Maintenance, LTD, a Transport Canada approved helicopter repair and maintenance shop, has expanded its Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software solution to manage both Avialta Helicopter Maintenance and Aven Helicopters, its helicopter leasing operator. Both companies are located at the Villeneuve Airport, St. Albert AB just north of… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-Mar-15

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Helicopter Engine Repair Overhaul Services, Inc. selects dual-power of Quantum and StockMarket.aero

Helicopter Engine Repair Overhaul Services, Inc. selects dual-power of Quantum and StockMarket.aero

Component Control announced today that Helicopter Engine Repair Overhaul Services or H.E.R.O.S., Inc., a provider of repair, overhaul and services for the Model 250 engine series, is running the dual-power of Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software integrated with StockMarket.aero to efficiently grow their business across all sectors of the helicopter industry. H.E.R.O.S., Inc. offers… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-Mar-15

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Northwest Helicopters expands operations with MRO and Logistics Software

Northwest Helicopters expands operations with MRO and Logistics Software

Northwest Helicopters, LLC, the largest helicopter company in the state of Washington, will be expanding its Quantum Control MRO and Logistics software footprint to include the integration of StockMarket, and the addition of manufacturing for Mechanical Specialties, LLC, a subsidiary that will manufacture the Bell model 505 cargo hook. Northwest Helicopters, located at the Olympia… Read more »

Source: Component Control, 05-Mar-15

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LifeFlight’s blood transfusion practices affirmed by new study

LifeFlight’s blood transfusion practices affirmed by new study

Research soon to be published in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS) shows that airlifted trauma victims who receive blood transfusions in the helicopter before arriving at a trauma center have a higher chance of survival – a practice Vanderbilt LifeFlight has followed since 1994. Vanderbilt LifeFlight is the only critical care… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt, 05-Mar-15

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Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins brings innovative avionics to Bristow Helicopters for U.K. search and rescue program

Rockwell Collins’ newest technologies for helicopters will be playing a key role in advancing search and rescue services being provided by Bristow Helicopters Ltd on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency for the UK’s search and rescue (SAR) program, commencing in April. Rockwell Collins’ flight decks are featured on the new fleet of specially… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 05-Mar-15

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DAC International Completes Vibration Testing

DAC International Completes Vibration Testing

DAC International, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that it recently completed vibration testing of its popular GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit with Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. The GDC64 iPad Tablet Interface Unit transfers information from Sikorsky’s S-92® helicopter to the Flight Calculator Application iPad Function. Sikorsky announced at the 2014 Helicopter Association International’s Heli-Expo Show… Read more »

Source: DAC, 05-Mar-15

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Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics’ Avionics Selected for Airbus H160

Esterline CMC Electronics (CMC) is pleased to announce that the CMA-9000 Flight Management System (FMS) and CMA-5024 Global Positioning System (GPS) Landing System Sensor have been selected as the navigation solution for the new X4 helicopter from Airbus Helicopters. The X4 is Airbus Helicopters’ new generation 5 to 6-ton twin-engine helicopter. Incorporating innovative technologies, the… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 05-Mar-15

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Cornwall Air Ambulance Flies 25,000th Mission

Cornwall Air Ambulance Flies 25,000th Mission

Cornwall Air Ambulance is celebrating a special milestone after taking to the skies for the 25,000th time. The number of people our crews have assisted in our 28 year history is equal to 60 Jumbo jets full! The 25,000th mission took place on Tuesday 24th February in the Gunnislake area, rescuing a mother and baby… Read more »

Source: Cornwall Air Ambulance, 05-Mar-15

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Demand Identified for a Four Seat Cabri, Says Bruno Guimbal

Demand Identified for a Four Seat Cabri, Says Bruno Guimbal

Guimbal Helicopters president Bruno Guimbal announced at Heli-Expo that his company has 75 firm orders from 13 countries for his company’s Cabri G2 two-seat helicopter. Over 180 have now been sold since the first helicopter was launched into the market back in 2009. Calculations reveal that the whole fleet has now logged over 50,000 flying… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and San Bernardino County Sheriff Sign MRO Agreement

Vector Aerospace and San Bernardino County Sheriff Sign MRO Agreement

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) will provide the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (“SBCSD”) with modification, repair and overhaul services for their Bell 212 helicopter, including installation of STC# SR01142LA,… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Turbomeca and Rotortrade launch worldwide warranty program for pre-owned engines

Turbomeca and Rotortrade launch worldwide warranty program for pre-owned engines

Turbomeca (Safran) and Rotortrade have announced at HAI Heli Expo 2015 a further step in their cooperation with the launch of a specific warranty program that will cover Turbomeca-powered pre-owned helicopters sold by Rotortrade Services worldwide. According to Franck Saudo, Turbomeca Executive Vice President Support and Services, this innovative program, the first ever launched by… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 04-Mar-15

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Turbomeca enriches its engine warranty conditions through the new Turbomeca Care Program

Turbomeca enriches its engine warranty conditions through the new Turbomeca Care Program

Turbomeca (Safran) has developed the “Turbomeca Care Program” that will provide additional warranty solutions and conditions for its engines throughout their lifecycle and answer important operator needs. Since the end of 2014, new and enhanced warranty conditions have been introduced for all new and current civil engine models. The new warranty conditions include a 400-hour… Read more »

Source: Turbomeca, 04-Mar-15

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North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

North Slope Borough Signs for S-92

The helicopter will be used for the critical mission of search and rescue operations (SAR) for all NSB residents. The aircraft was selected to provide a safe, efficient and reliable airborne response to aero medical evacuation (medevac), SAR and other emergencies. NSB is located above the Arctic Circle and operates under some of the harshest… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

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Technisonic delivers first dual-transceiver fully-compliant P25 radio

Technisonic delivers first dual-transceiver fully-compliant P25 radio

At Heli-Expo 2015, Technisonic Industries Ltd., an industry leader in the development, manufacture and support of special-mission airborne communications systems, announces the completion and first deliveries’ of its newest fully P25 Phase I and Phase II compliant radio, the TDFM-9100. Developed to fulfill the ongoing need of EMS and Special Mission operators, the TDFM-9100 is the only two module, Phase II airborne radio… Read more »

Source: Technisonic, 04-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Helisul Signs M250® MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace and Helisul Signs M250® MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”),  a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has signed an accordance to provide Rolls-Royce M250® engine overhaul support to Helisul Taxi Aereo Ltda. (“Helisul”). Vector Aerospace will provide Helisul with fixed labour and… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Enstrom delivers last of 30 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

Enstrom delivers last of 30 480Bs to Japanese Ground Self Defense Force

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation is pleased to announce that the final 4 Enstrom 480B turbine training helicopters were accepted by the Japanese Ground Self Defense Force. The aircraft were delivered by Aero Facility Co Ltd, Enstrom’s authorized sales representative in Japan. The 480B was originally selected by the JGSDF in 2010 to replace their fleet of… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 04-Mar-15

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Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace and Miami Dade Police sign AS350 Component MRO Contract

Vector Aerospace Corporation (“Vector Aerospace”), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (“MRO”) services, is pleased to announce that Vector Aerospace Helicopter Services – North America (“HS-NA”) has been selected by Miami Dade County to provide dynamic component MRO support for the Miami Dade Police Air Support Unit for their fleet of… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 04-Mar-15

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Rolls-Royce, Composite helicopters sign RR300 MOU

Rolls-Royce, Composite helicopters sign RR300 MOU

Rolls-Royce and Composite Helicopters International Ltd., an emerging New Zealand helicopter manufacturer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to place the RR300 engine into Composite Helicopter’s new KC630 composite helicopter manufactured using their patented EvoStrength™ technology. Rolls-Royce and Composite Helicopters will also work toward placing Rolls-Royce M250 engine variants into future Composite Helicopter platforms. The RR300… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 04-Mar-15

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Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters extend Fleet Operator Agreement

Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters extend Fleet Operator Agreement

Rolls-Royce and Alpine Helicopters have agreed to extend a Fleet Operator Agreement supporting the Canadian company’s M250-powered fleet. Alpine Helicopters, based in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada, has been providing year-round world class helicopter services since 1961. Alpine specializes in tourism sightseeing, helicopter  skiing and commercial operations. Alpine operates a total of 19 helicopters powered… Read more »

Source: Rolls-Royce, 04-Mar-15

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Cadorath Distribution Strengthens MoreUPtime Support

Cadorath Distribution Strengthens MoreUPtime Support

Cadorath Distribution announced it has solidified their long-term commitment towards their support of Bell Helicopter light and medium helicopters by making significant investments into their spares support inventory in early 2015. In addition, with a combined investment into the Rolls-Royce M250 line of engines, Cadorath Distribution looks to provide nose-to-tail support with next day deliveries… Read more »

Source: Cadorath, 04-Mar-15

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Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow increases H175 order to seventeen helicopters

Bristow Group today raised its total firm orders for Airbus Helicopters’ H175 to 17, and also signed a comprehensive support services agreement for its new seven-metric-ton-category rotorcraft. H175 is the new name of the twin-engine EC175. Airbus Helicopters announced at the Heli-Expo 2015 helicopter industry trade show in Orlando, Florida, the renaming of its products… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 04-Mar-15

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Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

Trinidad and Tobago orders four 429s and one 412EPI

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of four Bell 429s configured for Airborne Law Enforcement (ALE) and one Bell 412EPI configured for Search and Rescue (SAR) to the National Operations Centre, Air Division (NOCAD) in Trinidad and Tobago. The contract was signed by NOCAD Executive Director Mr. Garvin Heerah… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Mar-15

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Microturbo and Bel Air Aviation sign SBH Agreement for AW189 e-APU60

Microturbo and Bel Air Aviation sign SBH Agreement for AW189 e-APU60

Microturbo (Safran) and Bel Air Aviation A/S are pleased to announce the signature of a Support By the Hour (SBH) agreement for the e-APU60 on the AW189 helicopter. Bel Air operates a fleet of two AW189 in the Oil & Gas sector. This five-year SBH agreement will provide Bel Air a fixed amount per flight… Read more »

Source: Microturbo, 04-Mar-15

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CHC Global Head of Aviation Financing to Join Waypoint

CHC Global Head of Aviation Financing to Join Waypoint

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that Clark McGinn, Global Head of Aviation Financing at CHC Leasing, will join Waypoint as Senior Vice President of Sales in the second quarter of 2015. Mr. McGinn will be responsible for leading the Company’s origination, sales and business development operations…. Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 04-Mar-15

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Tuncang Investment Co Appointed Distributor for SW-4 in China

Tuncang Investment Co Appointed Distributor for SW-4 in China

AgustaWestland is pleased to announce that Tuncang Investment Co.,Ltd. has been appointed an official, non-exclusive distributor for the SW-4 light single engine helicopter in China. The distributorship agreement includes a commitment for ten SW-4s which will be manufactured by PZL-Świdnik in Poland. In the future Tuncang could also be appointed an Authorized Service Centre for… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

Shizuoka Air Commuter orders Grandnew EMS Toyama Prefecture

AgustaWestland and Kaigai Corporation of Japan announced today that Shizuoka Air Commuter has placed an order for a GrandNew light twin helicopter to perform emergency medical service missions for Toyama Prefecture. The aircraft is expected to enter service in summer 2015. This latest purchase is part of the Doctor Heli system programme which is intended… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

MIT Group to Operate Six AW119Kx EMS Helicopters in China

AgustaWestland and Sino-US Intercontinental of China announced today that MIT Group of China will operate a total of six AW119Kx single engine helicopters to perform emergency medical service missions. Deliveries will start in summer 2015 and are expected to be completed by early 2016. Operational readiness will be achieved in March 2016. MIT Group also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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AgustaWestland sells four helicopters into European Corporate Market

AgustaWestland sells four helicopters into European Corporate Market

AgustaWestland is experiencing a continued expansion of its presence in the European corporate helicopter market with new sales signed recently for four helicopters comprising one GrandNew light twin, two AW169 light intermediate twins and one AW139 intermediate twin helicopter. Deliveries will be completed by 2017. These latest contracts further expand the leading role played by… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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Life Flight Network orders 11 more AgustaWestland Helicopters

Life Flight Network orders 11 more AgustaWestland Helicopters

AgustaWestland announced today it has entered into an agreement with Life Flight Network, the United States’ largest not-for-profit air ambulance provider, for up to ten additional aircraft. The agreement includes four firm orders and two options for AW119Kx EMS-configured helicopters and preliminary agreements for up to five AW109 Trekkers. Full execution and delivery will bring… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 04-Mar-15

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First Bell 407GX Sold to Italian Customer

First Bell 407GX Sold to Italian Customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 407GX to Italy-based, Elicompany. The aircraft, configured for corporate and VIP transport and charter, will be the first Bell 407GX to operate in Italy, and was the first sale conducted by Bell Helicopter’s new office in Milan, Italy. The aircraft… Read more »

Source: Bell, 04-Mar-15

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Rolls-Royce Recognizes StandardAero for Customer Satisfaction and Total Quality

Rolls-Royce Recognizes StandardAero for Customer Satisfaction and Total Quality

StandardAero was the recipient of two awards at the Rolls-Royce FIRST Network Recognition Reception, held as part of Rolls-Royce’s attendance at this year’s HAI HELI-EXPO in Orlando, Florida. The awards recognize authorized maintenance service centers that provide MRO services for M250 helicopter engines. This is the unprecedented sixth year in a row that StandardAero has… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 04-Mar-15

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