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Thailand signs AW101 MoU with Leonardo

Thailand signs AW101 MoU with Leonardo

Leonardo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Defence Technology Institute (DTI) of Thailand on November 8th covering technology transfer and the establishment of helicopter maintenance, repair & overhaul (MRO) capabilities in the country, should the AW101 aircraft be ordered for use by the Police, Army, Air Force and Navy. The MoU was signed… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 13-Nov-17

German operator HTM signs PW206B2 engine support contract

German operator HTM signs PW206B2 engine support contract

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) Customer Service Center Europe GmbH (CSC Europe) has signed a 12-year Fleet Management™ Program (FMP®) agreement with HTM Helicopter Travel Munich GmbH (HTM) for the maintenance and support of 18 PW206B2 engines. P&WC is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). “This FMP agreement with HTM is tailored to meet… Read more »

Source: P&WC, 05-Oct-17

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Airbus becomes Global’s FlyScan launch customer

Airbus becomes Global’s FlyScan launch customer

Airbus Helicopters signed a contract with German operator Global Helicopter Service (GHS), making them the launch customer for the company’s new FlyScan service, software that helps customers to analyse and manage the Health & Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data from their helicopter fleet activities. “FlyScan sets a new standard of customer service based on true… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-17

DRF reports mission stats for first half if 2017

DRF reports mission stats for first half if 2017

DRF Luftrettung operates helicopters for emergency rescue and transporting intensive care patients between clinics at 31 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria, with eight of these HEMS bases running 24/7. In addition, DRF Luftrettung operates ambulance aircraft with specialized crews for worldwide repatriations. DRF Luftrettung was called out to rescue missions 19,558 times from January… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 01-Aug-17

NEMSPA opens nominations for two awards

NEMSPA opens nominations for two awards

Air Medical Pilot of the Year The NEMSPA Pilot of the Year Award is presented to an air medical pilot that stands out in terms of professionalism and skill, and an uncompromising attitude toward operational safety. In short, we want to recognize pilots who have made exceptional contributions to the quality and safety of air… Read more »

Source: NEMSPA, 27-Jul-17

Thales delivers a flight and navigation training simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Thales delivers a flight and navigation training simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force

Thales was selected to deliver an FNPT II (Flight and Navigation Procedures Trainer) simulator to the Royal Malaysian Air Force for the purposes of initial pilot training. The simulator, delivered to the company Gading Kasturi, has been in operation since December. The flight and navigation training simulator for H120 helicopters is a welcome addition to… Read more »

Source: Thales, 28-Mar-17

Leonardo strengthens its position in the UK as it begins operating as Leonardo MW Ltd

Leonardo strengthens its position in the UK as it begins operating as Leonardo MW Ltd

“With the support of the UK Government, Leonardo is ready to invest and grow its business in and from the UK, committing to long-term innovative partnerships,” said Mauro Moretti, CEO and General Manager of Leonardo at a press conference in London today, following the amalgamation of Leonardo’s UK operations into a new, single entity Leonardo… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 19-Jan-17

Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract to Increase Aircraft Autonomy

Sikorsky Awarded DARPA ALIAS Phase 3 Contract to Increase Aircraft Autonomy

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, has won the contract for Phase 3 of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA) Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System (ALIAS) program. DARPA’s ALIAS program is leveraging advances in autonomy to reduce pilot workload, augment mission performance, and improve aircraft safety and reliability. DARPA is working with Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Jan-17

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Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Heli-One Poland Receives EASA Approval for Leonardo AW139 Base Maintenance

Heli-One announced that its Rzeszow, Poland facility has received European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approval to provide base maintenance service for Leonardo AW139 aircraft. Heli-One Poland’s facility, which opened in 2014, provides base maintenance support for Airbus AS332, H225 and H135 aircraft. Additionally, Heli-One offers component repairs, including AW139 exhaust ducts. The Rzeszow facility recently… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 08-Dec-16

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FEC Heliports HEMS-Star® portable LED to be exhibited for the first time

FEC Heliports HEMS-Star® portable LED to be exhibited for the first time

FEC Heliports HEMS-Star® portable LED helipad lighting system to be exhibited for the first time at this year’s National Air Ambulance Conference 2016. FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd has years of experience in the design, manufacture and supply of portable lighting systems to customers worldwide and HEMS-Star® is the latest product designed for the emergency services…. Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 22-Nov-16

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Judge rejects North Dakota air ambulance law

Judge rejects North Dakota air ambulance law

Judge Daniel Hovland of U.S. District Court in Bismarck ruled in favor of Valley Med Flight, which argued that the state was trying to usurp federal law in creating a primary air ambulance carrier list.  See full story

Source: WDAZ, 30-Mar-16

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