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CAMTS raises standards with increasing IIMC requirements

CAMTS raises standards with increasing IIMC requirements

In keeping with CAMT’s values of continuously improving accreditation standards to improve patient care and safety of transport, the next revision to the CAMTS Standards will encourage additional helicopter Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) training requirements.  The draft of the recommendation, to be incorporated into the 11th Edition of the CAMTS Standards, will require quarterly Inadvertent… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 18-Apr-17

EASA proposes improvements for GA pilots flying IFR

EASA proposes improvements for GA pilots flying IFR

EASA published on 9 November 2016 a proposal opened for comments for ‘Easier access for general aviation pilots to instrument flight rules flying’ (NPA 2016-14). The objective of this so-called Notice of Proposed Amendment (NPA) is to provide a more accessible instrument rating for pilots holding non-commercial licences in general aviation. The NPA therefore proposes… Read more »

Source: EASA, 14-Nov-16

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Bell sells first 429 with Mecaer interior

Bell sells first 429 with Mecaer interior

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announces it has sold the first Bell 429 in Russia outfitted with the Bell 429 MAGnificent luxury cabin interior created by Italy-based Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG). “We really wanted to give our customers a space that caters to their needs, and combine it with the Bell 429’s… Read more »

Source: Bell, 27-May-15

Airbus uses H175 to demonstrate low-noise IFR approaches at commercial airport

Airbus uses H175 to demonstrate low-noise IFR approaches at commercial airport

Airbus Helicopters has achieved another key milestone in more eco-friendly rotorcraft operations by successfully demonstrating low-noise helicopter instrument (IFR) approaches at an airport with commercial airline traffic. As the final outcome of a seven-year project devoted to environment-friendly helicopter approach procedures, Airbus Helicopters used an H175 helicopter to fly low-noise IFR approaches to the heliport… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 13-May-15

Mi-26T helicopter offers vital support to UN humanitarian efforts in South Sudan

Mi-26T helicopter offers vital support to UN humanitarian efforts in South Sudan

Mi-26T helicopters, produced by Rostvertol, and developed at the Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant, a Russian Helicopters companies (part of State Corporation Rostec), are involved in UN and World Food Programme missions in the Republic of South Sudan. The medical charity Doctors Without Borders estimates that South Sudan is on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe…. Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 19-Mar-15

Aspen Avionics appoints VP of Operations

Aspen Avionics appoints VP of Operations

Aspen Avionics, Inc. announced today that Mike Churchill has joined the company as its vice president of operations. Churchill has over 25 years of experience in electronics manufacturing operations and has held leadership positions as a plant manager, including functional leadership in test and manufacturing engineering, program management, and corporate operations. Churchill will have responsibility… Read more »

Source: Aspen, 18-Mar-15

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

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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Saudi Geological Survey to Use Bell 429 to Aid in Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration

Saudi Geological Survey to Use Bell 429 to Aid in Geological Survey and Mineral Exploration

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the signed purchase agreement for a Bell 429 outfitted to perform utility roles in the Middle East by Saudi Geological Survey. The company will use the aircraft to support geological mapping, mineral exploration and many other sustainable management activities. The aircraft was signed for by… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Feb-15

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Garmin G500H Glass Panels Installed in Guidance Aviation fleet

Garmin G500H Glass Panels Installed in Guidance Aviation fleet

Garmin G500H glass panels have been installed in the Guidance Aviation helicopter fleet. Last year, the primary helicopter flight training organization with flight operations in Prescott, Arizona and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, announced their decision to upgrade their aircraft. Now, the organization’s fleet upgrade is in its final phase with all of the IFR fleet installations… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 13-Jan-15

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Airbus Helicopters extends German Army EC135 support by seven years

Airbus Helicopters extends German Army EC135 support by seven years

Airbus Helicopters has won the support contract to maintain, overhaul and ensure the availability of the German Army Aviation School’s fleet of EC135 training helicopters. This extends the existing contract, signed in 2005, by a further seven years. “At the core of the Airbus Helicopters full service contract is ensuring that on virtually every working… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 16-Dec-14

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Bell Boosts Sales in the Middle East at MEBA

Bell Boosts Sales in the Middle East at MEBA

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the sale of a Bell 429 and an order for two Bell 505 Jet Ranger X™ helicopters to Saudi Arabian aircraft operator and authorized Independent Representative (IR), Wallan Aviation. The Bell 429 will be configured for general/utility missions and has an expected delivery date of… Read more »

Source: Bell, 11-Dec-14

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See Ryan Aerospace (Australia) at I/ITSEC USA 2014

See Ryan Aerospace (Australia) at I/ITSEC USA 2014

Ryan Aerospace will be at I/ITSEC 2014, the world’s largest military simulation and training event held 1-4 December in Orlando, Florida, USA. Laser Shot (based in Orlando) have integrated an exciting and brand new software platform known as “Titan” to work with the Ryan Aerospace HELICREW. Titan provides a holistic simulation environment as a unifying… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 28-Nov-14

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HAI to Host Summit on Single-Engine IFR Certification

HAI to Host Summit on Single-Engine IFR Certification

On Monday and Tuesday, November 17 and 18, HAI will host a two-day summit intended to outline a path forward for the IFR certification of single-engine helicopters under Part 27 of the federal aviation regulations (14 CFR 27). Invitations have been extended to all Western certificated airframe manufacturers. Since 1999, installation and use of technically… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Nov-14

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Bell Makes First VIP Bell 429 Delivery in France at Monaco Yacht Show

Bell Makes First VIP Bell 429 Delivery in France at Monaco Yacht Show

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT) announced Heli-Securite has taken delivery of the first VIP Bell 429 in France. The aircraft will be on display at the Monaco Yacht Show on the Yacht Voyager in berth T40 from September 24-27. Starting this month, the VIP Bell 429 will be used for corporate transport… Read more »

Source: Bell, 25-Sep-14

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AgustaWestland and ENAV Complete first LPV Approach tests with an AW139

AgustaWestland and ENAV Complete first LPV Approach tests with an AW139

AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, is pleased to announce that AgustaWestland and ENAV (Ente Nazionale Assistenza al Volo – Italian Company for Air Navigation) have successfully completed on June 10th the first stage of qualification and authorization tests for the creation of the first helicopter Localiser Performance with Vertical guidance (LPV) Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) approaches,… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 21-Jun-13

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ENAC Completes First Helicopter IFR Route Tests With An AW139 Helicopter In Italy

Source: AgustaWestland, 10-Aug-09

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Streamline your IFR operations: HAI Flight Operations Committee Initiative

Source: RotorNews, 15-Apr-09

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