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Swedish military sells AS332M1 fleet

Swedish military sells AS332M1 fleet

Swedish Defence Material (FMV) and Ex-Change Parts AB have signed an agreement for the sale of Super Puma helicopter system with 6 ea. AS332M1 helicopters including a large support inventory of engines, components, spare parts, GSE and special tools. The transaction was approved by Swedish and French authorities in July and delivery to Ex-Change Parts… Read more »

Source: Ex-Change Parts, 09-Oct-18

London Oxford Airport welcomes newest tenant

London Oxford Airport welcomes newest tenant

London Oxford Airport has welcomed The Children’s Air Ambulance and its Leonardo AW169 intensive care-equipped helicopter as a new tenant. Citing its convenient location, enabling the charity to work with its NHS partners across the south of the country, London Oxford Airport was determined as its ideal southern base. TCAA will from hereon in be… Read more »

Source: London Oxford Airport, 09-Oct-18

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Sikorsky S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knots

Sikorsky S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knots

The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter is advancing rapidly through its flight test schedule, recently exceeding 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center. Raider, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, is based on the company’s proven X2 Technology, enabling speeds twice that of conventional helicopters. Flight testing of the Sikorsky S-97 Raider helicopter… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 09-Oct-18

Meggitt awarded 5 year IDIQ contract

Meggitt awarded 5 year IDIQ contract

Meggitt PLC, a leading international company specialising in high performance components and sub-systems for the aerospace, defence and energy markets, has been awarded a five year Indefinite Demand/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) agreement with U.S. Defence Logistics Agency to supply wheels, brakes and related spare parts. The contract, worth $323m over the life of the award, covers… Read more »

Source: Meggitt PLC, 09-Oct-18

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director Honored

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director Honored

Life Flight Network’s Medical Director, Dr. Jim Bryan, has been honored as Medical Director of the Year by the Oregon Health Authority for his commitment to excellence and education in Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Oregon EMS Awards Banquet, held Friday in Salem, honors those who stand out among the thousands of EMS professionals helping to save… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 09-Oct-18

Boeing Awarded $242M Contract for Procurement and Remanufacture of AH-64Es

Boeing Awarded $242M Contract for Procurement and Remanufacture of AH-64Es

The Boeing Co., Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $242,109,170 modification (P00021) to foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W58RGZ-16-C-0023 for the remanufacture of eight, and procurement of nine new-build Apache AH-64E aircraft. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of Feb. 28, 2023. Fiscal 2010 foreign military sales funds in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Oct-18

Amstat to demo new Salesforce link at NBAA Convention

Amstat to demo new Salesforce link at NBAA Convention

AMSTAT, for 35 years the leading provider of business aircraft market, fleet and operator information, will be demonstrating new services and running two breakout sessions at this year’s National Business Aviation Association – Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Of note this year is the AMSTAT for Salesforce® app which enables subscribers using both the… Read more »

Source: AMSTAT, 08-Oct-18

First Royal Saudi Navy MH-60R Sensor Operator Class Graduates

First Royal Saudi Navy MH-60R Sensor Operator Class Graduates

Five students from the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) completed the inaugural MH-60R Sensor Operator Course offered by the Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA) International Training Center (NITC) Sept. 27.The eight-week “A” school course is the culmination of a year and a half of training, much of it equivalent to the… Read more »

Source: Naval Education and Training Command, 08-Oct-18

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Possible Foreign Military Sale of 5 Armed B407GX

Possible Foreign Military Sale of 5 Armed B407GX

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Iraq of five (5) Armed Bell 407GX helicopters configured with M240 7.62mm Machine Guns for an estimated cost of $82.5 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on October 3, 2018. The… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 08-Oct-18

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Flight Data Monitoring Technology Gets US Patent

Flight Data Monitoring Technology Gets US Patent

Latitude Technologies, the premier global supplier of flight data monitoring, flight following, and satcom solutions has received United States Patent No. 10075228, “Aircraft Flight Data Monitoring and Reporting System and Use Thereof”. First filed in 2013, the newly issued Patent recognizes the unique system and advanced methods invented by Latitude’s engineers and programmers used for… Read more »

Source: Latitude Technologies, 08-Oct-18

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Leonardo test pilot named Fellow by The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Leonardo test pilot named Fellow by The Society of Experimental Test Pilots

Leonardo announced that test pilot Dan Wells has been named Fellow by The Society of Experimental Test Pilots (SETP), an honor that recognizes Wells’ more than three decades of piloting and 7,200 flight hours.  The award was announced on Saturday, September 29 at SETP’s 62nd Annual Symposium & Banquet in Anaheim, California. An international organization… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 05-Oct-18

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HSIP Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

HSIP Programme is Driving Life-Saving Action

The new HeliOffshore Safety Intelligence Programme (HSIP) is giving the offshore helicopter industry a clear picture of its safety performance, delivering a growing volume of frontline data that supports all aspects of HeliOffshore’s collaborative work to avoid accidents. Data is already being submitted by operators accounting for more than 80% of aircraft in the combined… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 05-Oct-18

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H225M surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone

H225M surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone

The H225M, with 88 aircraft currently in service in six countries across the globe, has surpassed the 100,000 flight hour milestone, following its first delivery to the French Air Force in 2006. The aircraft was rapidly deployed by the French Air Force in Lebanon in 2006 where the H225M, also known as the Caracal, successfully… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-18

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Airbus introduces new visio-assistance tool for Tech Reps

Airbus introduces new visio-assistance tool for Tech Reps

This new tool facilitates the troubleshooting and boosts the efficiency of Airbus Helicopters Technical Representatives The Highly Qualified technicians with recurrent training certified by relevant civil aviation authorities are dedicated to daily improving customer’s satisfaction, the flight operation safety and availability. While the troubleshooting is one of their main missions, they provide in addition On-Job… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 05-Oct-18

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Mornington-Sanford Aviation run world-first R66 Part 147 B2 Course

Mornington-Sanford Aviation run world-first R66 Part 147 B2 Course

Taking a year to organise and obtain the necessary approvals from the authority, Richard Mornington-Sanford successfully conducted a Civil Aviation Authority Bangladesh Part 147. B2 type training course on the Robinson R66 & (Corp 300) engine for Bashundhara Airways Ltd Dhaka. The course consisted of 72 hours of theoretical training and 18 hours of practical… Read more »

Source: Mornington-Sanford Aviation, 05-Oct-18

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Heli-One Canada hosts local Member of Parliament

Heli-One Canada hosts local Member of Parliament

On Friday September 28th 2018 the Heli-One Canada team hosted a special guest at their River Road (Delta, BC) facilities. Local Member of Parliament (MP) Carla Qualtrough (Delta) toured the facility, met with staff, and took questions during a brief visit. The MP is also the Minister of Public Services and Procurement and the Minister of… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 05-Oct-18

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Simrik Air adds new H125 ‘9N-AKD’ chopper to its fleet

Simrik Air adds new H125 ‘9N-AKD’ chopper to its fleet

In a bid to set a new benchmark in Nepal’s aviation sector, Simrik Air Pvt Ltd expanded its fleet number by four with the addition of the Airbus H125s helicopter to its fleet. Simrik Air new H125 (former AS350 B3e)-MSN 8482 is planned to be introduced by the third week of October this year and… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 04-Oct-18

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Babcock renews Australian marine pilot contract

Babcock renews Australian marine pilot contract

Babcock has been awarded a three-year contract for renewed marine pilot transfer services at the Newcastle Port. They will be providing pilots, helicopters, engineering staff and maintenance staff. This will ensure that the marine pilots will be transported to ships at sea safely, reports Marine Link.

Source: HeliHub.com, 03-Oct-18

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Airbus Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Airbus Fully Operational as UK MFTS Aircraft Service Provider

Airbus Helicopters completion of delivery of 29 Helionix-equipped H135s and three Helionix, hoist-equipped H145s earlier this year, marked the end of the delivery phase of the MFTS contract. Today, the company has completed its service provision build up and is fully embedded at RAF Shawbury and RAF Valley, supporting Ascent’s Training delivery from newly modernised facilities. On 1st April 18, the precise… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Bell and Garmin sign teaming agreement

Bell and Garmin sign teaming agreement

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced a signed teaming agreement with Garmin International, Inc. on the development and integration of the autonomous vehicle management computer (VMC) systems to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. At Bell, we believe a convergence of technological advancements is enabling the industry to drive solutions that… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 03-Oct-18

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Airbus Helicopters improves superceded parts process

Airbus Helicopters improves superceded parts process

Airbus Helicopters is glad to announce the new, improved process and communication flow concerning the superseded parts – the replacing parts which are not yet referenced in Airbus Helicopters IPC. The new process will help Customers demonstrate more quickly to the authorities that the new part is airworthy and can be fitted on the helicopter…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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HFI launches 2019 Scholarships

HFI launches  2019 Scholarships

Helicopter Foundation International (HFI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, annually offers up to 19 scholarships to help support students studying to become part of tomorrow’s helicopter industry.   If you meet the eligibility requirements listed below, HFI encourages you to apply at helicopterfoundation.org/scholarships. We are here to help you achieve your dream!   All applications must be… Read more »

Source: HFI, 03-Oct-18

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CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

CPI Aero wins UH-60 Hover Infrared Suppression System order

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero”) (NYSE American: CVU) announced that it has received purchase orders from Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT), totaling approximately $8 million for Hover Infrared Suppression System (HIRSS) module assemblies for use as spares on older variants of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. The HIRSS is a defensive countermeasures system… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 03-Oct-18

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Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus delivers the 1st of 100 H135s for China

Airbus Helicopters has delivered one H135 to Health Commission of Qingdao in China’s Shandong Province, making this helicopter the first of 100 H135s to be delivered to China per a framework agreement signed in June 2016. The H135 was delivered in HEMS configuration, fully equipped with the latest medical interior, and will perform life-saving EMS… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Lebanon orders 6 MD530Gs

Lebanon orders 6 MD530Gs

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the third Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530G Scout Attack Helicopters to be delivered to the Lebanon Air Force (LAF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft,… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Kenya orders 6 MD530Fs

Kenya orders 6 MD530Fs

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announced today receipt of the second Delivery Order issued against its 5-year, $1.4 billion light scout attack helicopter IDIQ contract. The firm, fixed-price award is for six (6) armed MD 530F Cayuse Warrior helicopters for Kenya Defence Forces (KDF), and includes initial logistics support (ILS) for the aircraft, aircraft systems and… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 03-Oct-18

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Bristow Caribbean marks 30,000 hour milestone in AW139 fleet

Bristow Caribbean marks 30,000 hour milestone in AW139 fleet

Bristow Caribbean, based out of Port of Spain in Trinidad & Tobago, has recently marked the milestone of 30,000 hours on AW139 operations.  Manufacturer Leonardo provided the banner in the image below, which Bristow posted on social media.  No press release was issued. Bristow has seven AW139s currently registered in Trinidad & Tobago of which… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Oct-18

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Bell Delivers Three B429s

Bell Delivers Three B429s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today the delivery of three Bell 429s to Mercy Flight Inc. “The Bell 429 delivers exceptional speed and aircraft readiness when minutes matter,” said Jay Ortiz, vice president, Commercial Business, Americas. “Bell is incredibly proud to provide aircraft to support the men and women of Mercy… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 02-Oct-18

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Red Arrows Support Handover of First ACH135 for charter ops

Red Arrows Support Handover of First ACH135 for charter ops

UK operator HeliGroup has taken delivery of the first ever ACH135 Helionix for VIP charter operations from Airbus Corporate Helicopters at the Monaco Yacht Club during the annual yacht show in the Principality. The handover event was attended by representatives of global aviation and yachting industries and supported by the Royal Air Force Red Arrows,… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-18

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Frasca to build ten TH-57 FTDs for US Navy

Frasca to build ten TH-57 FTDs for US Navy

Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) has been named sub-contractor for the Navy TH-57 Aircrew Training Services (ATS) Contract. The prime contract, which was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to FlightSafety Services Corporation includes contract instructional services (CIS), contractor operations & maintenance services (COMS) and Flight Simulation Training Devices (FSTDs) for… Read more »

Source: Frasca International, 02-Oct-18

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Schiebel establishes Australian base

Schiebel establishes Australian base

Schiebel, the market leader in Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), has founded Schiebel Pacific Pty Ltd (SPL) to provide the Pacific region with a permanent and comprehensive programme, logistics and sales hub. The Schiebel Group, with already established Defence contracts in the region, sees considerable further potential in Australia and in… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 02-Oct-18

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PHI Provides Update on Its Refinancing and Strategic Plans

PHI Provides Update on Its Refinancing and Strategic Plans

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) announced today several steps related to its long-term financial and strategic positioning, including the refinancing of its senior secured revolving credit facility and a review of the Company’s potential strategic alternatives. Refinancing of Secured Debt On September 28, 2018, the Company borrowed $130 million… Read more »

Source: PHI, 02-Oct-18

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Improved fuel sensor for H135 now available

Improved fuel sensor for H135 now available

In line with its continuous efforts to pursue products optimization, Airbus Helicopters is pleased to inform you that the new fuel sensors are now available for H135. The benefits of these sensors are: • New design with high quality electronic components to avoid probe drift and prevent trapping of water in probe if fuel contaminated… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Oct-18

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Safran celebrates its 80th anniversary

Safran celebrates its 80th anniversary

Set up in 1938, Turbomeca, now Safran Helicopter Engines, is celebrating its 80th anniversary on September 20, 2018! In its early days when the company manufactured compressors for piston engines, it has enjoyed significant growth and become the world leader in helicopter engines. We take a look back at the saga of the company’s founder,… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 02-Oct-18

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Orbital Research Inc Awarded Patent for Electrically Driven Blade Control For Rotorcraft

Orbital Research Inc Awarded Patent for Electrically Driven Blade Control For Rotorcraft

Multiple redundant harmonic drive motors on a rotor head actuate the angle of attack of rotor blades at the rotor blade roots, providing collective control that, in combination with a system for providing cyclic control on the rotor blades, eliminates the need for a swashplate, thereby advantageously reducing the weight and maintenance cost of a helicopter, increasing… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 01-Oct-18

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Bell Awarded Patent for Autorotative Enhancement System

Bell Awarded Patent for Autorotative Enhancement System

Embodiments refer generally to systems and methods for providing autorotative enhancement for helicopters using an autorotative assist unit coupled to the transmission of the helicopter. Methods of utilizing an autorotative assist unit as well as retrofitting an autorotative assist unit to an existing helicopter are also disclosed. By employing an autorotative assist unit, improved autorotation can be achieved… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 01-Oct-18

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Goodrich Lighting Systems Awarded Patent for Helicopter Search Light

Goodrich Lighting Systems Awarded Patent for Helicopter Search Light

A helicopter search light comprises a lighting arrangement comprising at least one light source and having an adjustable light output; a light detector, which is configured for detecting light reflected by the ground and/or at least one item on the ground and for providing a detection signal which is correlated to an amount of light detected; and… Read more »

Source: USPTO, 01-Oct-18

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Chinese AV500 Performs Defence Operations Tests

Chinese AV500 Performs Defence Operations Tests

The Chinese AV500 unmanned helicopter recently underwent combat exercises. The aircraft completed the air defence penetration exercise by simulating defence penetration operations as low and mid altitudes during high-altitude wind speeds. The AVIC has commented that the AV500 performed well in a military exercise of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army, reports Defence World.

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-18

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LifeFlight Maine Celebrates 20th Anniversary

LifeFlight Maine Celebrates 20th Anniversary

LifeFlight is celebrating 20 years of service in Maine this year. They have had over 25,000 patients since opening in 1998. To celebrate this milestone, they will be holding a service on October 8 where they will hold a series of dedication ceremonies. They are welcoming the public to join them in touring their three… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-18

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Hydraulics International Awarded $13M Contract for Manufacturing V-22 Parts

Hydraulics International Awarded $13M Contract for Manufacturing V-22 Parts

Hydraulics International Inc.,* Chatsworth, California, is awarded a $13,330,088 firm-fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.  This contract provides for the manufacture, assembly, inspection, and delivery of 15 distinct types of peculiar support equipment and common support equipment for the V-22 aircraft for the Navy, Air Force, and the government of Japan.  Work will be performed in Chatsworth, California,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-18

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General Electric Awarded $84M Contract for H-60 and AH-1 Engine Components

General Electric Awarded $84M Contract for H-60 and AH-1 Engine Components

General Electric-Aviation, Lynn, Massachusetts, is awarded an $84,100,298 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for logistics and repair support for four T700 engine components in support of the Navy’s H-60 Seahawk and the Marine Corps’ AH-1 Cobra helicopters.  This contract includes a three-year base period with no options. Work will be performed in Winfield, Kansas, and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Oct-18

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Montenegrin Air Force adds three Bell 412s

Montenegrin Air Force adds three Bell 412s

The Armed Forces of Montenegro have recently held an event to mark the arrival of three Bell 412 helicopters into their fleet, following on a contract signed on 30th January 2018.  After evaluating both the Airbus H145M and the Leonardo AW139, Montenegro reportedly picked the Bell proposal to ensure they stayed within their budget of… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-18

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Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

Norway to Use NH90 For Coastguard Missions

The Royal Norwegian Air Force has decided that their 14 NH90 helicopters will be used for both naval and coastguard operations. This came after a study performed by Norway’s FFI defence research institute. They are aiming to use the aircraft for both operations by 2022, reports Flight Global. This should ensure that they generate 5,400h… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-18

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The Columbian profiles Life Flight Network to mark 40 years

The Columbian profiles Life Flight Network to mark 40 years

Life Flight Network will be celebrating their 40th anniversary this year. They currently have 25 bases across the Pacific Northwest and employ over 550 employees, reports The Columbian. Their first year of service was done with only one helicopter, with a total of 150 flights.

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-18

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Erickson restore two MH-53s from desert boneyard for US Navy

Erickson restore two MH-53s from desert boneyard for US Navy

Erickson Inc. have been awarded the contract of refurbishing two MH-53 Sea Dragon heavy-lift helicopters. The aircraft were left in the Arizona desert for 14 years and were retrieved by the Navy and Marine Corps in 2015. Erickson will be doing a complete overhaul, bringing them back to current configurations, reports Defence News.

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Oct-18

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WAI Receives $10,000 Grant from Bell

WAI Receives $10,000 Grant from Bell

Women in Aviation International (WAI) has received a $10,000 grant from Bell to help fund educational activities for WAI’s Girls in Aviation Day. Specifically, this grant is used to provide helicopter-oriented editorial content in WAI’s annual magazine Aviation for Girls and to provide hands-on educational activities including understanding rotary flight by experimenting with and flying… Read more »

Source: WAI, 01-Oct-18

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Airbus adds features to 24×7 eRequest service

Airbus adds features to 24×7 eRequest service

As a part of its digital strategy, since 2015 Airbus Helicopters offers a 24/7 online technical request (eRequest) service to its Customers, through its Keycopter customer portal. With more than 2,500 monthly eRequests – Airbus Helicopters facilitates Customer interaction and provides: • A reactive AOG and routine request management service for a large scope of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 01-Oct-18

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CHC implements real-time HUMS

CHC implements real-time HUMS

CHC Helicopter, in collaboration with Leonardo and SKYTRAC, has completed testing and is introducing a real-time aircraft data solution on the AW139. The ground-breaking technology monitors over 500 Heliwise Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) indicators in real-time, alerts ground crew as soon as an in-flight exceedance is detected, and streamlines the HUMS and Flight… Read more »

Source: CHC, 01-Oct-18

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NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

NPAS moves out of police helicopter at Boreham

Chief Superintendent Tyron Joyce, Chief Operating Officer for the National Police Air Service said: “The National Police Air Service provide air support to the police forces of England and Wales from a national network of 15 bases. “From time to time, staff and aircraft are required to relocate operations from one base to another within… Read more »

Source: NPAS, 01-Oct-18

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Swimming event raises $500K for Lifeflight of Maine

Swimming event raises $500K for Lifeflight of Maine

A half a million dollars is an impressive amount of money by almost any measure. Even more impressive, most of it was collected one $10, $50 or $100 donation at a time thanks to the dedication of this year’s Islesboro Crossing swimmers, paddlers and volunteers. Open water swimmers and LifeFlight supporters from across Maine and… Read more »

Source: Lifeflight of Maine, 01-Oct-18

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PHI extends tender offer and consent solicitation

PHI extends tender offer and consent solicitation

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced that it is further extending the expiration time of its previously-announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.25% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”) and its… Read more »

Source: PHI, Inc., 01-Oct-18

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Step Change in Safety makes two new appointments

Step Change in Safety makes two new appointments

Step Change in Safety is pleased to announce the appointment of Tamsin Lishman, Asset Director at Spirit Energy, and Rob Dyas, Director of Babcock’s UK offshore aviation business, to its Leadership Team. The Leadership Team is responsible for planning and monitoring the activities of Step Change in Safety, the not-for-profit body which works to raise… Read more »

Source: Step Change in Safety, 01-Oct-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Awarded $29M Contract for UH-60 Support

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $28,741,847 firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, and United Arab Emirates) contract for contractor field service representative support for the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-18

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Lockheed Awarded $36M Contract for MH-60 Software Development

Lockheed Awarded $36M Contract for MH-60 Software Development

Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems, Owego, New York, is awarded $36,024,134 for cost-plus-incentive-fee order N0001918F0546 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-14-G-0019).  This order provides for the development and deployment of the MH-60 product line software configuration 20 fleet release for all MH-60 air platform variants in support of the Navy, the government… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-18

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Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $11M Contract for CV-22 and MV-22 Kit Installations

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $11M Contract for CV-22 and MV-22 Kit Installations

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $10,810,033 for cost-plus-fixed-fee modification P00019 to a previously issued delivery order 0096 placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-12-G-0006 to procure 12 additional MV-22 Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment (IASE) retrofit A-Kits Block C; 12 MV-22 IASE retrofit kit installations; IASE configuration B retrofit A and B-Kit installation; and… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Sep-18

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ACE Training Centre adds new AW139 and B412 approvals

ACE Training Centre adds new AW139 and B412 approvals

Toll continues to break new ground and set new standards within the aviation industry with confirmation of its recent Civil Aviation Safety Regulation (CASR) Part 141 and 142 approvals. The ACE Training Centre is now positioned for the broader industry to take full advantage of the world-class facility as the only provider of these services… Read more »

Source: ACE Training Centre, 28-Sep-18

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Tetcott Community Landing Site operational

Tetcott Community Landing Site operational

A night landing site for Devon Air Ambulance is now operational at Tetcott Village Hall. The open grass area by the Hall has recently had new lighting installed, which consists of a new lighting column and LED lights, and a remote switching system, so the lights can be activated by the Helicopter Emergency Medical Services… Read more »

Source: Devon Air Ambulance, 28-Sep-18

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Airservices waives service fees for not-for-profit aeromedical operators

Airservices waives service fees for not-for-profit aeromedical operators

As part of Airservices Aeromedical Services Charity Support Program, Airservices Australia has waived an additional $52,000 in annual service charges for two not-for-profit aeromedical operators – CQ Rescue and Capricorn Helicopter Rescue. Airservices CEO Jason Harfield said: “As part of our ongoing efforts to foster Australia’s civil aviation industry, we look forward to supporting CQ… Read more »

Source: Airservices Australia, 28-Sep-18

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AAMS supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

AAMS supports FAA Reauthorization Bill

Following weeks of negotiations between the leadership of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 302) was passed yesterday by the House and is currently before the Senate. AAMS fully supports the language included in the FAA Reauthorization bill establishing an Advisory Committee to engage… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 28-Sep-18

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Bristow upgrades St Athan SAR base to AW189

Bristow upgrades St Athan SAR base to AW189

St Athan’s HM Coastguard search and rescue (SAR) helicopter base has rung the changes with the arrival of two brand-new Leonardo AW189 helicopters, which flew into service for the first time yesterday. The new aircraft replace two smaller Leonardo AW139 aircraft, which have been a familiar sight in the skies above South Wales and North… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 28-Sep-18

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New 480B to South Africa

New 480B to South Africa

Enstrom Helicopter is exhibiting with Safomar Aviation, Enstrom’s African distributor based in Johannesburg in the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD).   AAD is a bi-annual show taking place at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria.  Dennis Martin, Enstrom Director of Sales and Marketing, is joining the Safomar sales team at the show. On display are… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter, 28-Sep-18

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SAFE engine stand for Med-Trans

SAFE engine stand for Med-Trans

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, a lean manufacturer in custom access platforms, fall protection platforms, maintenance stands, and hangar equipment is the preferred and supplier of equipment to the civilian and military sectors. SAFE is exclusively dedicated to designing, engineering, and manufacturing of custom OSHA/ANSI compliant ergonomic SAFETY FIRST maintenance stand and hangar equipment. S.A.F.E. announces it… Read more »

Source: S.A.F.E. Structure Designs, 28-Sep-18

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Airbus Tiger to get a new set of claws

Airbus Tiger to get a new set of claws

OCCAR (Organisation Conjointe de Coopération en matière d’Armement / Organisation for Joint Armament Co-operation) has commissioned Airbus Helicopters, on behalf of the French, German and Spanish Armament agencies DGA, BAAINBw and DGAM, to perform de-risking studies aimed at providing the Tiger with next generation battlefield capabilities. Their main objective is to prepare the development and retrofit phases of the new avionics, mission, and weapon… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Sep-18

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Boeing Awarded $34M Contract for Cargo Helicopter Environment Kits

Boeing Awarded $34M Contract for Cargo Helicopter Environment Kits

The Boeing Co., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $33,786,581 firm-fixed-price contract for cargo platform health environment kits for cargo helicopters. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 26, 2020. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Bae Systems Awarded $29M Contract for MK 41 Vertical Launching System Procurement

Bae Systems Awarded $29M Contract for MK 41 Vertical Launching System Procurement

BAE Systems, Land and Armaments LP, Minneapolis, Minnesota, is awarded a $28,900,000 firm-fixed-price modification to previously awarded contract N00024-13-C-5314 for the procurement of MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) MK 13 MOD 0 canisters and coding plugs.  The MK 41 VLS provides a missile launching system for CG 47 and DDG 51 class surface combatants… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

Boeing Awarded $199M Contract for H-47 Rotor Blade Support

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded a $198,927,812 firm-fixed-price contract for performance-based logistics support of the Chinook H-47 forward and aft rotor blades and associated containers. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 30, 2023…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $32M Contract for CV-22 and MV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office Awarded $32M Contract for CV-22 and MV-22 Kits

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $32,350,663 for cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F1645 against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0002).  This order provides for new Large Aircraft Infra-Red Countermeasure System Processor Replacement non-recurring engineering and 60 kits for the MV-22 and CV-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Sep-18

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Kopter appoints SH09 distributor for South Africa

Kopter appoints SH09 distributor for South Africa

Kopter is proud to announce the deepening of its partnership with Safomar Aviation (PTY) LTD of South Africa, which has placed an order of two SH09 helicopters earlier this year. Safomar Aviation has been appointed distributor of the single engine SH09 helicopter for South Africa during an event that took place at the AAD (Africa… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 27-Sep-18

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Rosaviation approves BARK-6V control systems on Klimov engines

Rosaviation approves BARK-6V control systems on Klimov engines

[electronic translation] JSC “ODK-Klimov” received a certificate from Rosaviatsia about the suitability of the newest BARK-6V In the certificate of the Federal Air Transport Agency, it is certified that the type of component parts is approved for the installation of aviation equipment and meets the requirements of the qualification basis. BARK-6V successfully passed the necessary amount… Read more »

Source: Klimov, 27-Sep-18

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Elbit Systems of America Awarded $16M Contract for MV-22 Sustainment

Elbit Systems of America Awarded $16M Contract for MV-22 Sustainment

Elbit Systems of America, Fort Worth, Texas, is awarded $16,471,564 for firm-fixed-price delivery order N0001918F2390, against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-17-G-0014).  This order procures standby flight displays to support government furnished equipment requirements for production aircraft; MV-22 Sustainment and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) production spares.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Sep-18

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Rockwell Collins Awarded $81M Contract for V-22 Component Repairs

Rockwell Collins Awarded $81M Contract for V-22 Component Repairs

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is being awarded a $81,433,819 firm-fixed-priced, performance-based logistics requirements contract for logistics and repair support for 221 components in support of the F/A-18 A-F and E/A-18 G aircrafts as well as two additional components that are common across several aviation platforms including EA6, KC130, S3B, MH60, SH60, V-22, C2A,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-18

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Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Awarded $61M Contract for UH-60 Repairs

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $60,947,957 firm-fixed-price contract for repair of the Utility Helicopter-60 Blackhawk transmission. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Sept. 24, 2023. U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 26-Sep-18

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Coast Guard becomes first Philippine parapublic H145 operator

Coast Guard becomes first Philippine parapublic H145 operator

Philippine Coast Guard has placed an order for one H145 helicopter, making it the first H145 parapublic operator in the Philippines. The new 4-tonne-class twin-engine helicopter is specially equipped with high frequency radios, emergency flotation gear, fast roping, cargo sling, search light, and electro-optical systems to perform critical missions including search and rescue, medical evacuation, maritime patrol and law… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 26-Sep-18

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First UK registered SD2 helicopter comes online

First UK registered SD2 helicopter comes online

As the first aerial operator in the UK to use a SD2 for underslung lifting, we quickly saw the advantages of using this model of helicopter. So the decision was taken to purchase our own SD2 helicopter to join our ever expanding fleet of AS350B2’s and AS350B3’s. The SD2 has more power then the standard… Read more »

Source: Airbourne Solutions, 26-Sep-18

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JETNET celebrates 30 years with new features launched at NBAA-BACE 2018

JETNET celebrates 30 years with new features launched at NBAA-BACE 2018

JETNET LLC, the leading provider of corporate and commercial aviation intelligence, will demonstrate new products and features at this year’s National Business Aviation Association Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). Of particular note is a collaboration with aircraft valuation specialists Asset Insight, LLC, and enhanced flight activity and route analysis reporting capabilities added to JETNET’s popular Marketplace… Read more »

Source: JETNET, 26-Sep-18

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