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AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx single engine helicopter together with Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meter peaks in winter. Initial flying activities have been accomplished between March 24th and 28th and the tour is expected to be completed by mid-April. The goal of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Apr-17

Simhawk simulator marketing network now accesses over 1000 full-flight simulators

Simhawk simulator marketing network now accesses over 1000 full-flight simulators

Simhawk Inc., the global flight simulator marketplace, now provides access to over 1,000 Full Flight Simulators and announced that it is eliminating fees for its buyers. Simhawk now provides customers with access to over 60% of the civilian flight simulators in the world, making it easier than ever for companies and individuals that need simulator… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 10-Apr-17

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Turtle-Pac to showcase innovative exhibits at HeliRussia 2017

Turtle-Pac to showcase innovative exhibits at HeliRussia 2017

Less than two months are left before the opening of the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. Along with the growing number of participants, more and more interesting exhibits are announced which will be available to see from 25 to 27 May at Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow. For example, the Australian company Turtle-Pac… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia 2017, 10-Apr-17

Kaman Corporation Appoints Two Officers

Kaman Corporation Appoints Two Officers

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Eric B. Remington will become Vice President, Government Relations and Communications and James G. Coogan will become Vice President, Investor Relations effective April 1, 2017. Both officers will report to Robert D. Starr, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Starr said, “Eric has an extensive understanding of the… Read more »

Source: Kaman Corporation, 10-Apr-17

Alpha Unmanned Systems release its improved unmanned helicopter the ALPHA 800

Alpha Unmanned Systems release its improved unmanned helicopter the ALPHA 800

The ALPHA 800 is the evolution of the SNIPER and includes all the developments and improvements of the last year and a half of extensive work of research, development and innovation. Improvements apply to all the systems in the helicopter from the mechanics to the electronics on board or available payloads. In the airframe, the… Read more »

Source: Alpha Unmanned Systems, 10-Apr-17

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance unveil rebrand

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance unveil rebrand

As of this year, the Air Ambulances of Essex and Hertfordshire have been partnered for a decade. With 2017 representing the tenth anniversary of Herts Air Ambulance, the twentieth year of Essex Air Ambulance and the arrival of the Charity’s first purchased helicopter this summer, EHAAT felt it was time to solidify the partnership of… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 10-Apr-17

Grant Opportunity for Aviation Students to Attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Grant Opportunity for Aviation Students to Attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

For the seventh year in a row, the CHC Safety & Quality Summit, in collaboration with Dr. Scott Shappell and Dr. Doug Wiegmann, developers of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), is providing aviation students from around the world with the opportunity to apply to attend the CHC Safety & Quality Summit at… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Apr-17

Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is planning for a new heliport with direct access to the emergency department at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Construction on the heliport – to be located on land at the rear of the hospital near the emergency department, operating room and intensive care unit – is expected to begin late… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 10-Apr-17

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2017 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2017 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Carl Milko, helicopter pioneer and founder of Summit Helicopters. Mr. Milko began his distinguished aviation career in 1963 and was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam from 1965-1966. Following his military service, Milko received a Master’s Degree… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 10-Apr-17

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AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

After four years with Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronavl, AgustaWestland’s AW139 helicopters have reached the 5,000-flight-hour landmark. Chief Executive Officer, Mauro Moretti has commented how the relationship between Panama and Leonardo’s AgustaWestland is stronger than ever. They even expect the delivery of two additional AW139s later this year.

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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BC Hydro came donate to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project

BC Hydro came donate to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project

The Queen Victoria Helipad Project have been fundraising since May last year to build a new helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. BC Hydro presented them with a cheque of $20,000 this past Saturday. They held a ceremony in the foyer of the hospital, as this donation meant they had successfully gained their goal of $465,000,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to Remain at Redhill

Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to Remain at Redhill

The Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance has just signed a new 25-year lease to remain at the Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey. Many locals feared that the air ambulance would have to leave due to development at Redhill. The Argus reports that the decision to stay at Redhill was “essential.”  

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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New Helicopter for Baylor Scott and White

New Helicopter for Baylor Scott and White

Baylor Scott & White have recently gotten a new EC-135 helicopter, after PHI Air Medical, who they use for emergency medical services, had to retire their BK-117. The new helicopter will expand emergency care from adults to paediatric or even to neonatal care. It has an enhanced navigation system and the newest medical technology on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Helicopter Service Proposed from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri

Helicopter Service Proposed from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri

The District Administration is looking into the proposal of a helicopter service that would connect the Taj Mahal and the Fatehpur Sikri. This flight would cut down an hour and 10 minutes of travel between the two world heritage sites. The District Magistrate Gaurav Dayal ordered a meeting this past week, asking officials of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

The Czech Republic is looking into a military contract costing around CZK 6 billion. Although sources say the costs may double. Companies that are gunning for the contract include Airbus, Bell and Sikorsky. The competition is high between the three companies, but a spokesperson has said that the decision may not necessarily be made by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-17

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Able signs exclusive service agreement with Eagle

Able signs exclusive service agreement with Eagle

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by Eagle Australasia to be its exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australia and neighboring countries. It will also assist in the expansion of existing Bell Helicopters Certified Service Facility rating to continue providing solutions to the Australian… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 06-Apr-17

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Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) rotorcraft summer conference Technology Friend or Foe – Operations in an increasingly complex environment builds on previous automation conferences, to consider the impact of technological changes to onshore rotorcraft operations. Cockpit automation in onshore operations are more likely to be affected by the changes in airspace management that are that are being… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Apr-17

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CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding. “This affirmative Milestone C decision validates the maturity and the robust capability of the King Stallion in meeting the United States Marine Corps… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-Apr-17

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Entries open for Night Vision Awards

Entries open for Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are now taking nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, NV at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. Entries will be accepted until June 30.  The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27 at an… Read more »

Source: Night Vision, 06-Apr-17

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Kaman Receives Orders for Two Additional K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Receives Orders for Two Additional K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska has placed orders for two K-MAX® helicopters with deliveries expected in 2018. Ely Woods, Owner and Director of Maintenance for ROTAK explains, “We are looking forward to adding the capabilities of the K-MAX® to our growing fleet of… Read more »

Source: Kaman Aerospace, 06-Apr-17

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Aspen Avionics takes $1,000 off VFR Primary Flight Display

Aspen Avionics takes $1,000 off VFR Primary Flight Display

Aspen Avionics (Hangar C, booth 10-12) announced today it is offering Aspen’s industry leading FAA-TSO and STC certified VFR primary flight display (PFD) for $3,995 for the month of April, a $1,000 discount off list pricing. Developed and certified in accordance with FAA TSO standards, the VFR PFD offers a long list of robust features… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 06-Apr-17

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Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration and repurpose program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas,… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 06-Apr-17

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ForeFlight adds series of new features to popular flight planning app

ForeFlight adds series of new features to popular flight planning app

ForeFlight, creator of the most widely used flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, announced this week the availability of ForeFlight 9, the company’s latest software release that includes innovative features to enhance every phase of flight. Integrated ForeFlight Checklist ForeFlight has integrated one of the most important aviation tools… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 06-Apr-17

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PHI HNZ Australia PTY Limited Performs First Flight

On April 3, 2017 PHI HNZ Australia PTY Limited performed its first flight for the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG Project, based out of Broome, Western Australia. The PHI HNZ joint venture supplies up to four Sikorsky S-92 heavy helicopters providing transportation services for the Ichthys LNG Project’s massive offshore facilities in Australia. This new contract builds… Read more »

06-Apr-17

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Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Robert Randall, Sr. Sales Manager U.S. for Universal Avionics, announces that Mr. Mike Marie has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Central United States. Mike is based in the Columbus, Ohio area and joins Universal Avionics with over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. Before joining Universal, Mike was… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Apr-17

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India-Russian Kamov 226T Joint Venture Delayed

India-Russian Kamov 226T Joint Venture Delayed

A $1 billion joint venture between India and Russia was signed in 2015 and last year they had finalised the broad agreement, but are now halted waiting for the final presidential clearance. The JV between Hindustan Aeronautics and two Russian defence majors was created so that production of 200 Kamov 226T multi-role helicopters could be… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-17

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SBI Caps Involved in Pawan Hans Disinvestment

SBI Caps Involved in Pawan Hans Disinvestment

The Indian government has called on SBI Caps to ready the documents for disinvestment for Pawan Hans as well as act as a transaction advisor. The disinvestment looks to be complete by March 2018. Also working on the matter is RBSA who is the “asset valuer” and Crawford Baylay & Co who is supervising legal… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-17

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High Tide Helicopters Expands into Charter Market

High Tide Helicopters Expands into Charter Market

High Tide Helicopters recently announced their expansion plan. They now offer private helicopter charters weekly, at hourly or daily rates. These trips, which can accommodate up to three people, will be flown with High Tide’s Robinson R44 Raven II and can go anywhere in the Eastern United States. As reported by WWay3, it took the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 05-Apr-17

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US Army Part of Development for Medical Evacuation UAS

US Army Part of Development for Medical Evacuation UAS

Dragonfly Pictures Inc. has developed a dual-rotor UAS, called the DP14 Hawk, that the US Army hopes will one day be used for wounded soldier evacuation. The drone can carry up to 430 pounds for 24 hours in its cargo space of 6-feet by 20-inches. Cruising speeds reach up to 82 miles per hour. It… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-17

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Bell Plans Appeal Against $8.8 million Lawsuit

Bell Plans Appeal Against $8.8 million Lawsuit

Bell Helicopters is going to launch an appeal against the decision of a Texas jury. The trial was held this week regarding the case of former Bell employee, Billy Dickson, whose attorney has sued the company for $8.8 million on the grounds of unsafe exposure to asbestos. Bell hopes to reveal more information in the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-17

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Finalization of Amarnath Yatra Heli-Services

Finalization of Amarnath Yatra Heli-Services

Amarnath Shrine Board’s CEO, Umang Narula has revealed that plans for helicopter services for Amarnath Yatra 2017 are officially finalized. The service should be up and running by 29 June 2017, reports Greater Kashmir. Fare prices have dropped significantly in the different sectors. The Neelgrath-Panjtarni sector is now Rs. 1715 per person compared to last… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Apr-17

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XTI receives key patent for TriFan 600

XTI receives key patent for TriFan 600

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today that it received a written Notice of Allowance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, stating that the USPTO will issue a utility patent for the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane. “This is another important milestone for the company,” said Robert LaBelle, XTI’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Issuance of this… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 04-Apr-17

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AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

AgustaWestland AW119Kx goes on demo tour in Nepal

Two successful characters for a two-week demo tour in Nepal: the Leonardo AW119Kx helicopter and Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meters peaks in winter. The goal of the demo tour is to demonstrate the operational capabilities of the AW119Kx at 24,000 feet, in order to carry out helicopter rescue missions at hitherto unimaginable… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Apr-17

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Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-17V-5 to Kenyan Police

Russian Helicopters delivers Mi-17V-5 to Kenyan Police

A ceremonial transfer of the helicopter has been performed in the capital of Kenya, Nairobi, in the presence of the Minister of the Interior of Kenya. In accordance with the contract, “Russian Helicopters” has also performed training of the Customer’s specialists in addition to the delivery of the helicopter.  The helicopter will serve the needs… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 04-Apr-17

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Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Pawan Hans works with Mumbai University to launch Aeronautical Engineering degree

Mumbai University has teamed up with Pawan Hans, a state-run helicopter services operator on March 23, 2017, to launch Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Aeronautical Engineering. The varsity is also taking steps to launch a course in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering from the coming academic session. Students enrolled for this programme will be trained by professionals… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 04-Apr-17

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Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

Russian Helicopters show product range at LAAD 2017 in Brazil

JSC Rosoboronexport (part of the Rostec State Corporation) will organize a Russian display at the LAAD 2017 Latin American Defence and Security Exhibition. The exhibition supported by the Brazilian Ministry of Defense will be held at the RIOCENTRO exhibition center (Rio de Janeiro) on April 4-7, 2017. Russia’s official delegation to the exhibition will be… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 04-Apr-17

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Minister for Health approves EC135 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Minister for Health approves EC135 for Air Ambulance Northern Ireland

Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI) is delighted that the Minister for Health, Michelle O’Neill, has approved Northern Ireland’s first ever Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS). The primary helicopter will be based at Maze Long Kesh, following an announcement by First Minister Arlene Foster and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness on November 17th, 2016, making land… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, 04-Apr-17

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Elbit reams with FAA to Research Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Elbit reams with FAA to Research Helicopter Enhanced Flight Vision Systems

Elbit Systems has teamed with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a research partner to study operational concepts for the use of Enhanced Flight Vision Systems (EFVS) in helicopters. The study will help lay the foundation for the future implementation of EFVS in rotorcraft. While EFVS rules currently exist for approaches to runways at… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 04-Apr-17

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First Australian EC135 goes live on military training contract

First Australian EC135 goes live on military training contract

Boeing’s Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) program is off to a flying start, with the first flight of its live training aircraft marking official transfer to the military aircraft register. This was achieved following successful completion of an Airworthiness Board Review, and receipt of approval for a special flight permit from the Australian Defence Force’s… Read more »

04-Apr-17

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Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

Modifications Needed for AW189 Bubble Windows

The European Aviation Safety Agency has ordered that changed be made to the “bubble windows” of AW189 helicopters. This was issued after the windows fell off during flight on two separate occurrences. They were designed so that in the event of emergency, they could be easily ejected. The European Aviation Safety Agency has said that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Apr-17

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Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 heading towards manned-unmanned teaming operations

Schiebel Camcopter® S-100 heading towards manned-unmanned teaming operations

  Schiebel and Patria have been working together to integrate Patria’s sophisticated Compact Airborne Networking Data Link (CANDL) communication network onto the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). The two European companies’ joint effort is the first step of an ongoing program of work examining how the CAMCOPTER® S-100 can be deployed to directly support… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 03-Apr-17

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HAI comments on Senator Inhofe’s Fairness for Pilots Act

HAI comments on Senator Inhofe’s Fairness for Pilots Act

Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.) introduced S.755 (the Fairness for Pilots Act) on March 29, 2017, calling for improved legal protections of pilots facing FAA investigation or enforcement. The bill would allow pilots “to appeal an FAA decision through a new, merit-based trial in Federal Court;” and require the FAA to increase investigation transparency, expedite the… Read more »

Source: HAI, 03-Apr-17

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AC313 Passes Rain Certification Tests

AC313 Passes Rain Certification Tests

China’s AC313, their first heavy lift helicopter for civilian use, has passed its airworthiness tests. Changhe Aircraft Industry Co. Ltd commented that the helicopter flew in heavy rain that exceeded 0.03 inches in six minutes. It flew an altitude of 200 to 500 meters at high speeds during the test flight. Xinhua News reported that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Mar-17

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DART Aerospace first to release R66 basket

DART Aerospace first to release R66 basket

DART Aerospace, a privately owned international aerospace company, has officially released the first utility basket STC on the market designed for the Robinson R66 Turbine helicopter. The DART Heli-Utility-Basket™ is built from corrosion-resistant stainless steel and features a simple, safety improving, self-locking handle that assures lid closure and secures cargo during flight. The installation of… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 31-Mar-17

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Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer

Dallas Jury Awards $8.8M to Family of Bell Helicopter Engineer

A Dallas County jury has awarded nearly $9 million to the survivors of a longtime Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) employee who died of complications from mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that forms in the lining of the lungs and is primarily caused by asbestos exposure. Billy Dickson, a mechanical engineer at the Texas aerospace… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 31-Mar-17

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Guidance Air to fly for UberChopper at NCAA Finals

Guidance Air to fly for UberChopper at NCAA Finals

Uber Technologies partners with Guidance Air during the NCAA Finals to offer rides over Phoenix and Glendale. The exclusive, limited-time offer allows NCAA Finals’ attendees to request an UberCHOPPER on their smart phone for $99 per person (normally $124 per person) from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 31st through Monday, April 3rd…. Read more »

Source: Uber, 31-Mar-17

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Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota and Cobham Helicopter Academy to partner on maintenance and training

Helisota, an international provider of integrated MRO and training services for rotorcraft aviation, has signed a cooperation agreement with a UK-based Cobham Helicopter Academy. The two companies will partner on developing and providing joint training programs for helicopter maintenance personnel and other specialists. Starting the cooperation, Helisota’s customers will receive access to a wider range… Read more »

Source: Helisota, 31-Mar-17

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Airbus Helicopters and PTDI expand long-standing industrial co-operation

Airbus Helicopters and PTDI expand long-standing industrial co-operation

Riding on a 40-year long established partnership, Airbus Helicopters and PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PTDI) bolstered their industrial co-operation to include support and services dedicated for the helicopter fleet of the Indonesian government. Witnessed by French Minister of State for Industry Christophe Sirugue this morning, the agreement was signed by Airbus Helicopters CEO Guillaume Faury and… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 31-Mar-17

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Leonardo and Polytechnic University’s InnovationHub have sparked projects and studies Leonardo’s business sectors

Leonardo and Polytechnic University’s InnovationHub have sparked projects and studies Leonardo’s business sectors

One year on from the start of InnovationHub, the joint project between the Polytechnic University of Milan and Leonardo, created with the aim of promoting cooperation in research, development and innovation, numerous projects relating to Leonardo’s business areas are underway, concerning most of the company’s divisions. For Leonardo, this partnership represents an important collaboration to promote and pave the way… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 31-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans Offers Air Connectivity Across India

Pawan Hans Offers Air Connectivity Across India

Pawan Hans Ltd., a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Civil Aviation has been playing pivotal role in providing air connectivity across the country by way of regular passenger services, charter services including meeting the requirements of vital offshore support services. Pawan Hans is commencing Helicopter Ride and Helicopter Delhi Darshan from state-of-the-art… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 31-Mar-17

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AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

AW189 enters UK SAR operations today

The HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base in Lee-On-Solent will start flying the new Leonardo AW189 helicopter for SAR operations from 1 pm on Friday 31st March.   The new £20 million AW189 helicopters are painted in red and white HM Coastguard colours, and operated by Bristow Helicopters Limited on behalf of HM Coastguard…. Read more »

Source: HM Coastguard, 31-Mar-17

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George Washington University Hospital Hopes for Helipad

George Washington University Hospital Hopes for Helipad

George Washington University Hospital is hoping to add a helipad to the southwest side of the hospital. They recently renewed their Level 1 Trauma Centre verification. They are the only adult trauma centre in the area without a helipad. Medstar Washington Hospital Centre has a helipad but only deals with the critically injured cases and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 30-Mar-17

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Helisafari and Balearic Helicopters announce strategic partnership

Helisafari and Balearic Helicopters announce strategic partnership

Helisafari has partnered with Balearic Helicopters to streamline their trip organisation process and further enrich the set of adventure trips available to helicopter pilots in Europe, with the US coming on-stream later. Until now, it has been nearly impossible for enthusiastic helicopter owner/pilots to find organised trips without joining a dozen operator mailing lists and… Read more »

Source: Helipaddy, 30-Mar-17

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Oklahoma Passes Bill for Aerial Gunning of Wild Hogs

Oklahoma Passes Bill for Aerial Gunning of Wild Hogs

The State House of Representatives of Oklahoma have joined with Texas and Louisiana and have passed a law that allows shooters to pay for a helicopter flight so that they can shoot feral hogs. Rep. Jeff Coody said they were calling it the flying pig bill. Before the bill was passed, only trained and licensed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

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CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

CAACI Issues Warning after Kite Collision

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Island (CAACI) has issued a warning to the public about kite flying after an incident on March 17, where a kite’s line became entangled in the rotor blades of a police helicopter. The crew have commented that they saw a kite in the air by the cricket pitch… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Mar-17

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RMAF welcomes upgraded Nuri helicopter

RMAF welcomes upgraded Nuri helicopter

Ceremony Flights Nuri Sikorsky S61A-4 (Avionics Upgrade Program) executed by AIROD Sdn Bhd executive officer, Maj Gen Ir. Dato ‘Ibrahim bin Maritime Force (Retired) to the Chief of Air Force, Hon Gen Dato’ Sri Haji Affandi bin Remove the RMAF. Avionics upgrade program Nuri S61A-4 AIROD Sdn Bhd is cooperation and Heli-One Norway. Program upgrades… Read more »

Source: Royal Malaysian Air Force, 29-Mar-17

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GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

GTA signs MoU to provide maintenance for HFA helicopters

Global Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (GTA), a Malaysian born joint venture with Safran Group has signed a memorandum of understanding providing engine maintenance works for helicopters and aircrafts to Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd (HFA). The MoU signed will see GTA & HFA discussing on Support By the Hour program for the future Safran Helicopter… Read more »

Source: Helang Flying Academy, 29-Mar-17

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Russian Proposal for Service Centre in Sri Lanka

Russian Proposal for Service Centre in Sri Lanka

The Deputy Chief of the Russian Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation has announced that they proposing a service centre in Sri Lanka for Russian-made helicopters. Sri Lanka has a large number of Russian-made helicopters, including 12 Mi-8/17 helicopters, 36 BMP-2 vehicles, 6 Mi-24Ps and roughly 50 BTR-80 carriers, reports Sri Lanka Guardian.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Mar-17

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5th EDA HTIC to ‘take off’ with home-grown teachers

5th EDA HTIC to ‘take off’ with home-grown teachers

The 5th in the series of Helicopter Tactics Instructors Courses (HTIC) to be ran by EDA on behalf of Member States will kick off on 15 May 2017 at Royal Air Force (RAF) Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire in the United Kingdom.  The HTIC has grown significantly over the four previous courses both in terms of scope and… Read more »

Source: EDA, 28-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Pawan Hans and Airbus Helicopters Collaborates for Maintenance Partnership

Airbus Helicopters has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Pawan Hans Limited (PHL) appointing the Indian helicopter operator as Airbus Helicopters’ approved maintenance centre for the Dauphin and Ecureuil rotorcraft. The MoU has the provision to enlarge Pawan Hans’ scope of maintenance services in the future to include other Airbus helicopter types. “We are proud… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 28-Mar-17

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Garmin® Unveils the Next Generation of All-in-One ADS-B Transponders

Garmin® Unveils the Next Generation of All-in-One ADS-B Transponders

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the GTX 345 and GTX 335 all-in-one ADS-B transponders that include Extended Squitter (ES) ADS-B Out with options for built-in WAAS, as well as dual-link ADS-B In. The GTX 345/335 integrate on a wide variety of current and legacy Garmin displays, including select… Read more »

Source: Garmin®, 28-Mar-17

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HeliRussia and Show Observer celebrate a decade of partnership

HeliRussia and Show Observer celebrate a decade of partnership

The anniversary, 10th edition of the international helicopter industry exhibition HeliRussia 2017, which will take place on May 25 to 27 at Crocus Expo center in Moscow, has once again chosen its traditional partner Show Observer as its official daily. The publication is produced by one of Russia’s oldest aviation business magazines, Air Transport Observer,… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 28-Mar-17

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Agreement Between Helang Flying Academy & Rotortrade Services

Agreement Between Helang Flying Academy & Rotortrade Services

Rotortrade Services and Helang Flying Academy Sdn Bhd are thrilled to announce the signing of a Sales & Purchase Agreement for the first of several EC120B during Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace exhibition “LIMA 2017” Malaysia. The helicopter shall be delivered within a month and will be shortly followed by the second helicopter considering their… Read more »

Source: Rotortrade, 28-Mar-17

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Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hans, Dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation

Pawan Hansn in assocation of Ministry of Civil Aviation dedicated First Integrated Heliport to the Nation in an inaugural event today at Rohini Heliport, Delhi. This Heliport would provide all helicopter operational facilities and will decongest busy Indira Gandhi International Airport, and also promote Regional Air connectivity through helicopters in the Northern part of the… Read more »

Source: Pawan Hans, 28-Mar-17

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Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Interoperability Flight Test

Sky-Futures and Bristow Conduct Successful Interoperability Flight Test

Sky-Futures, a leader in drone-based technology, and Bristow Group successfully conducted their first interoperability test between a helicopter and an unmanned aircraft at Galliano, Louisiana, achieving a major milestone in the companies’ joint efforts to implement a complementary service to clients in the Americas Region. The collaborative effort, which was the result of comprehensive planning… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 28-Mar-17

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SAFE Structure delivers hangar equipment to New Mexico Army National Guard

SAFE Structure delivers hangar equipment to New Mexico Army National Guard

SAFE Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today the delivery of customized hangar equipment to the Army National Guard in New Mexico for their fleet of UH-72 Lakota / EC145. Utilizing… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 28-Mar-17

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Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

Marine Corps Struggle with CH-53K Pricing

The Marine Corps is working together with Sikorsky to bring down the price of their new CH-53K helicopter. The CH-53K is in production to replace the Corps’ CH-53E helicopters. Although currently, the price is sitting at $95 million per helicopter, it has the potential, due to cost growth, to accumulate to $122 million. The Marine… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Mar-17

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Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Air Methods

Lifshitz & Miller LLP Announces Investigation of Air Methods

Lifshitz & Miller announces investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duties by the board in connection with the proposed sale of AIRM to American Securities LLC for $43 in cash per share. For more information about our investigation, please complete the Information Request Form or contact Joshua Lifshitz, Esq. by telephone at (516)493-9780 or e-mail… Read more »

Source: Lifshitz & Miller Law Firm, 27-Mar-17

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Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo Expands In The Philippines

Leonardo’s presence in the Philippines is expanding with the recent delivery of an AgustaWestland AW119Kx and a GrandNew to corporate clients, with the scheduled delivery of the first AW169 sold in the Philippines and another AW139 in the next few months. Both the AW169 and AW139 will be used for VIP/corporate transport. These deliveries add to the success already achieved by the AW109 Power, in operation with corporate customers in the country. Leonardo has… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Mar-17

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The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union and South Asia strengthen ties in civil aviation

The European Union (EU) and South Asian states celebrated the launch of a new project today to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), will enhance aviation safety, promote institutional and industrial links, and mitigate the environmental impact of aviation. The project will be implemented… Read more »

Source: EASA, 27-Mar-17

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Bristow Group To Present At The Scotia Howard Weil 45th Annual Energy Conference

Bristow Group To Present At The Scotia Howard Weil 45th Annual Energy Conference

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that it will be presenting at the Scotia Howard Weil  45th Annual Energy Conference to be held in New Orleans on March 26 – 29, 2017. Jonathan E. Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, March 29, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time (9:00… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 27-Mar-17

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Able Signs Exclusive Service Agreement with Eagle Australasia

Able Signs Exclusive Service Agreement with Eagle Australasia

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by Eagle Australasia to be its exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australia and neighboring countries. It will also assist in the expansion of existing Bell Helicopters Certified Service Facility rating to continue providing solutions to the Australian… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 27-Mar-17

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LifeFlight Expands to York County

LifeFlight Expands to York County

LifeFlight of Maine is now also operating out of the Sanford Airport in order to cover the York County area. They will be operational 12 hours a day, but hope to increase that number to 24 hours, reports WABI.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-17

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NSW Ambulance Paramedic Voices Concerns

NSW Ambulance Paramedic Voices Concerns

John Larter, a paramedic with NSW Ambulance, is currently under investigation after going to the media with complaints about the takeover of the company by Toll Group. He has explained his displeasure with the decision to let go two pilots who have collectively 30 years’ experience and states that new pilots won’t have the experience… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Mar-17

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RotorSchmiede VA115 becomes first ultralight helicopter approved in Germany

RotorSchmiede VA115 becomes first ultralight helicopter approved in Germany

RotorSchmiede, a company division of China’s DEA General Aviation, is pleased to announce that it has been issued with a “Permit to Fly” from LBA, Germany’s Federal Aviation Office,   for a prototype of its new VA115 Co-axial helicopter.  It becomes the first in a new category of ultra-light helicopters to receive this approval under Germany’s… Read more »

Source: RotorSchmiede, 24-Mar-17

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