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Cascade Helicopter Services to move to Auburn Municipal Airport

Cascade Helicopter Services to move to  Auburn Municipal Airport

Michael Kopp wanted to sell Auburn Flight Service. See Full Story

Source: Auburn, 22-May-15

Mexican Official Quits Over Helicopter Ride

Mexican Official Quits Over Helicopter Ride

When a helicopter landed on a grassy patch in an exclusive suburb here on a recent Sunday morning, Ignacio Vizcaìno, a mathematician and aircraft enthusiast, snapped a few photos from his window — and set off the latest scandal to rock Mexico’s political class.See full story

Source: New York Times, 10-Apr-15

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Only 100 days are left to the 8th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015 Opening

Only 100 days are left to the 8th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2015 Opening

Permanently, this key event of Russian Helicopter Branch takes place in the third week of May in IEC “Crocus Expo “. This year for HeliRussia three days 21 – 23, May, were chosen. Although HeliRussia’s worshippers and photographers and spotting fans know that virtually the event starts upon the arrival of helicopters participants of the… Read more »

Source: Heli Russia 2015, 17-Feb-15

Obama proposes $663M for Lockheed programs

Obama proposes $663M for Lockheed programs

The Obama administration’s $4 trillion 2016 budget released Monday proposes $663 million for two new helicopter programs that would involve work at Lockheed Martin facilities in Owego. See Full Story.  

Source: Press Connects, 17-Feb-15

US Army orders another 41 Lakotas in $220M contract

US Army orders another 41 Lakotas in $220M contract

The U.S. Army has approved a $220.5 million contract for the production of UH-72A Lakota helicopters in Columbus, according to U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), chairman of the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. The contract to Airbus Defense and Space, Inc. will support the procurement of 41 Lakota helicopters equipped with Airborne Radio Communications 231 radios…. Read more »

Source: Thad Cochran, 16-Feb-15

Canadian celebrity to speak on Leadership at CHC Safety Summit

Canadian celebrity to speak on Leadership at CHC Safety Summit

Dr. Dave Williams, a health care chief executive and record-breaking Canadian astronaut and aquanaut, has been confirmed as the keynote speaker for the gala dinner at the 11th-annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit. The Tuesday, March 24, dinner at the Westin Bayshore hotel is expected to attract 600 people – many of the people attending… Read more »

Source: 2015 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, 16-Feb-15

Airworthiness, CBM, and HUMS Specialists’ Meeting

Airworthiness, CBM, and HUMS Specialists’ Meeting

Ed DiCampli, HAI’s COO; Harold Summers, director of flight operations & technical services; and Brian Haggerty, deputy director of flight operations & technical services, took part in the biannual Technical Specialists’ Meeting on Airworthiness, Condition Based Maintenance (CBM), and Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS) in Huntsville, Alabama, Feb. 9-11. The meeting, sponsored by The… Read more »

Source: Rotor News, 16-Feb-15

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Tiger crews to continue to train with Rheinmetall simulation technology

Crews of the Franco-German Tiger multi-purpose attack helicopter will continue in future to train with tried-and-tested simulation technology from Rheinmetall. The Düsseldorf-based Group recently booked an order to this effect worth several tens of millions €. In December 2014 the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement) contracted with… Read more »

Source: Rheinmetall, 16-Feb-15

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Investigators say human error caused Idaho Guard Apache crash

Investigators say human error caused Idaho Guard Apache crash

Military investigators say human error caused an Idaho Army National Guard helicopter to crash during a training mission in November near the Boise airport, leading to the death of two pilots on board. See full story.

Source: Military Times, 16-Feb-15

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Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

Boeing threatens Chinook/Apache price increase to get India to sign contract

India will have to fast-track the long-pending approvals for 22 Apache attack and 15 Chinook heavy-lift helicopters if it does not want a major cost escalation in the two deals currently worth around $2.5 billion. See full story

Source: The Times of India, 16-Feb-15

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Athens Regional Medical Center progresses helipad plans

Athens Regional Medical Center progresses helipad plans

Pending the successful negotiation of a couple of concerns expressed by Athens-Clarke County’s fire marshal, Athens Regional Medical Center can begin construction of a helicopter landing pad adjacent to the hospital’s emergency department. See full story.

Source: Online Athens, 16-Feb-15

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