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FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety appoints Assistant Manager of West Palm Beach learning centre

FlightSafety International announces that Matthew De Foe has been named Assistant Manager of the company’s Learning Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. “We look forward to Matt’s contributions as Assistant Manager of the West Palm Beach Learning Center,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice President, Operations. “Matt is a highly experienced and capable leader. Our Customers… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 09-Aug-16

Era launches collaboration with drone operator

Era launches collaboration with drone operator

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator, announced today the launch of its Unmanned Aerial Solutions (UAS) service offering and an exclusive agreement with Total Safety. Era’s UAS offering utilizes unmanned aerial and related sensory technologies for multiple applications such as inspections, surveys, mapping, imagery, and construction and engineering to service… Read more »

Source: Era Group, 09-Aug-16

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Ecuadorian Navy pilots travel to ASU for night vision training

Ecuadorian Navy pilots travel to ASU for night vision training

Two Ecuadorian Navy pilots took a nearly 4,000-mile journey from Ecuador to Boise, Idaho to attend Night Vision pilot training with Aviation Specialties Unlimited (ASU) earlier this summer. The ASU NVG flight instructors have trained pilots and crew members from more than 20 different countries to fly with night vision. In the initial training, each… Read more »

Source: ASU, 09-Aug-16

Kuwait orders 30 Airbus H225M Caracal

Kuwait orders 30 Airbus H225M Caracal

Airbus Helicopters has signed a contract with the Kuwait Ministry of Defence for the purchase of 30 H225M Caracal multirole utility helicopters as well as an associated support and services package, during the visit of the French Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to Kuwait today. “We are greatly honored that the Kuwait Ministry of Defence… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 09-Aug-16

Government of Pakistan orders AW139s

Government of Pakistan orders AW139s

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that the Government of Pakistan has signed a contract for an undisclosed number of AW139 intermediate twin engine helicopters to be used for transport and EMS missions. This event sets a major milestone for Leonardo and further expands the already successful presence of the AW139 and other models in the Country. This… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Aug-16

XTI picks engine for first TriFan 600 Prototype

XTI picks engine for first TriFan 600 Prototype

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today that it has entered into a preliminary agreement with the Aerospace division of Honeywell International under which Honeywell will supply its HTS900 engine for use in XTI’s first prototype, a two-thirds piloted subscale of the TriFan 600 vertical takeoff airplane. Honeywell will also provide an additional engine for use in… Read more »

Source: XTI, 09-Aug-16

Italian Coast Guard orders two more AW139s, plus two options

Italian Coast Guard orders two more AW139s, plus two options

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has announced an order for additional two AW139 intermediate twin helicopters by the Italian Coast Guard. This latest contract will increase the customer’s fleet of AW139s to twelve. The AW139s will be used to perform a range of missions including maritime patrol, search and rescue (SAR), and emergency medical services. The latest order also… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 09-Aug-16

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters opens new  Hoover Dam heliport; Adds four tours

Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters introduces four brand-new tours, making it easier than ever for guests to have an unforgettable “flightseeing” experience of the world-famous Hoover Dam at an exceptional value. With a new heliport located next to the Hoover Dam Lodge Hotel & Casino on U.S. 93, Papillon now flies guests closer to the dam… Read more »

Source: Papillon, 09-Aug-16

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HAI President’s Message: Put Down the Damn Wrench

HAI President’s Message: Put Down the Damn Wrench

Recently I was briefing the HAI Safety Committee on HAI’s Land & LIVE program, also known as our Land the Damn Helicopter initiative. As most of you know, the program promotes a pilot’s responsibility to make a precautionary landing when the flight is not going well. This could be because of deteriorating weather, aircraft systems… Read more »

Source: HAI, 09-Aug-16

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Erickson and Kestrel extend Australian firefighting contract

Erickson and Kestrel extend Australian firefighting contract

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services and Australian partner Kestrel Aviation Ltd., have been awarded a two-year contract extension to provide wildland firefighting helicopter services in Australia. Kestrel Aviation, based in Victoria, Australia and Erickson have been awarded a multi-year extension for six S-64E Aircrane helicopters to be used throughout Australia… Read more »

09-Aug-16

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Donaldson Aerospace & Defense appoints global Director of Sales

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense appoints global Director of Sales

Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a business unit within Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), today announced the appointment of Lars Hesbjerg as its global director of sales. Hesbjerg, a company veteran who joined Donaldson in 2002, is responsible for all aspects of sales and marketing within Donaldson’s Aerospace & Defense businesses. His performance and history of… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 09-Aug-16

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Register Update – Canada – July 2016

Register Update – Canada – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. . Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although… Read more »

Source: Rotorspot.nl, 09-Aug-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 7 August 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 7 August 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Aug-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 31 July 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 31 July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Aug-16

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V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

V-22 flies with 3D printed, safety-critical parts

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) marked its first successful flight demonstration of a flight critical aircraft component built using additive manufacturing (AM) techniques, July 29. An MV-22B Osprey completed a test flight outfitted with a titanium, 3-D printed link and fitting assembly for the engine nacelle. This link and fitting assembly is one of four… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 08-Aug-16

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AW609 resumes test flights

AW609 resumes test flights

Leonardo-Finmeccanica has confirmed that the first AW609 TiltRotor prototype has resumed flight testing in helicopter and airplane modes. Flight testing activities will continue to take place in Arlington, Texas, with plans to soon fly the AW609 to Philadelphia and ultimately relocate the aircraft at the company’s facilities in Italy. The third prototype, assembled and ground… Read more »

Source: AgustaWestland, 08-Aug-16

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New helipad planned at Hull Royal Infirmary

New helipad planned at Hull Royal Infirmary

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has submitted proposals to Hull City Council’s Planning Committee to create a new helipad at the back of Hull Royal Infirmary. The hospital serves the region as a Major Trauma Centre, regularly receiving emergency patients via helicopter and organising patient transfers via air ambulance. A number of providers… Read more »

Source: HEYH, 08-Aug-16

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Bristow announces two senior internal promotions

Bristow announces two senior internal promotions

Bristow Group today announced the promotion of Chipman “Chip” Earle to senior vice president, chief legal and support officer, adding oversight of Bristow’s global communications, executive compensation and information technology functions to his previous responsibilities for all legal aspects of the business, compliance and insurance. Bristow also promoted Mary Wersebe to vice president of human… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 05-Aug-16

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Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Announces Quarterly Dividend

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS) announced today that its Board of Directors approved a $0.07 per share quarterly dividend. The dividend will be payable on September 15, 2016 to stockholders of record at the close of business on September 1, 2016 (the “Record Date”).  There were 35,063,321 shares of Bristow’s common stock issued and outstanding… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 05-Aug-16

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FAA validates two AW139 cabin STCs for Mecaer Aviation Group

FAA validates two AW139 cabin STCs for Mecaer Aviation Group

Mecaer Aviation Group, Inc. (MAG) announced it has validated additional STCs with the FAA for the AW139 in VIP configuration. Previously the STCs were validated with EASA. MAG responded to the growing demand for additional options in the United States for VIP configured AW139s containing a higher level of technology while reducing noise levels in… Read more »

Source: Mecaer, 05-Aug-16

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US Helicopter Safety Team to take part in FAA Rotorcraft Conference

US Helicopter Safety Team to take part in FAA Rotorcraft Conference

Safety experts from the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) will be participating on Oct. 25-27 in the Federal Aviation Administration’s International Rotorcraft Safety Conference in Fort Worth, TX.  The free conference (www.faahelisafety.org) gathers together rotorcraft pilots, mechanics, small company owners, industry executives, helicopter operators, students and government regulators from the United States and abroad. USHST… Read more »

Source: USHST, 05-Aug-16

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Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q2 Results

Erickson Announces Date for FY2016 Q2 Results

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC), a leading global provider of aviation services, announced today that it will release its earnings results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 on Monday, August 15, 2016. Jeff Roberts, the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, and David Lancelot, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer, will host a conference call at… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 05-Aug-16

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Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky to support Mexican Black Hawks from Colombia

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company, will leverage its assets in Colombia to provide BLACK HAWK helicopter operators in Mexico with maintenance, component repair and pilot simulator training, the company announced today as a step toward establishing Colombia as a nexus for supporting BLACK HAWK operators throughout Latin America. The initiative will enable Mexico’s growing BLACK… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 05-Aug-16

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ASU completes 1,000th Night Vision cockpit mod

ASU completes 1,000th Night Vision cockpit mod

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) announced today that it completed its 1000th FAA approved night vision cockpit modification. This modification was completed on a Bell 407GXP at Wysong Enterprises, Inc., (Wysong) in Blountville, Tennessee for MED TRANS Air Medical Transport ( Med-Trans Corp). “Achieving our 1000th FAA Certified Cockpit Modification is a major milestone for Aviation… Read more »

Source: ASU, 04-Aug-16

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Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

Leonardo gives Panama a free AW109 GrandNew to settle Selex radar dispute

The Vice President of the Republic of Panama, Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado, visited Leonardo-Finmeccanica’s factory in Vergiate (Varese) recently, home to the company’s main helicopter final assembly lines. The Vice President of Panama and a senior accompanying delegation had the opportunity to view the industrial capabilities and modern range of products that make… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 04-Aug-16

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Air Methods to release earnings numbers on Thursday

Air Methods to release earnings numbers on Thursday

Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ:AIRM) will be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Thursday, August 4th. Analysts expect Air Methods Corp. to post earnings of $0.77 per share for the quarter. Air Methods Corp. (NASDAQ:AIRM) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.50 EPS for the… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 04-Aug-16

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to feature in new TV series

The life-saving work of Yorkshire Air Ambulance is to feature in a new prime time television series. Helicopter ER will hit our screens later this year in a peak 8pm slot on UKTV’s real life channel, Really. The new series is being made by many of the team who created Helicopter Heroes, the popular BBC… Read more »

Source: YAA, 04-Aug-16

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Waypoint places two ex-CHC AW139s in Africa and Asia

Waypoint places two ex-CHC AW139s in Africa and Asia

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it will place two AW139 helicopters with new customers in Africa and Asia, respectively. The aircraft are currently being returned from CHC and will be re-deployed with the new customers in support of oil and gas operations. Waypoint also announced… Read more »

Source: Waypoint, 03-Aug-16

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Memorial Hermann Life Flight celebrates 40 years

Memorial Hermann Life Flight celebrates 40 years

“Today is a special day, not just for Life Flight, but for the entire city of Houston, as we reflect back on the pioneering leadership that helped make this program possible and celebrate the many accomplishments that have defined Life Flight’s reputation as a trailblazer among air ambulance services,” said Brian Dean, Senior Vice President… Read more »

Source: Memorial Hermann Health System, 03-Aug-16

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US agent sells German Bell 412 to buyer in Austria

US agent sells German Bell 412 to buyer in Austria

HelicopterBuyer, Inc. has announced it has sold the 1992 Bell 412HP, S/N: 36057, R/N: D-HHUU exclusively on behalf of DRF (DRF Luftrettung) from Baden-Baden, Germany.  DRF is in the process of selling their Bell 412’s with HelicopterBuyer’s brokerage services and is transitioning to Airbus EC145 T2’s as part of a fleet modernization program. The EMS… Read more »

Source: HelicopterBuyer, 03-Aug-16

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Integrated Microwave Technologies appoints Sales VP

Integrated Microwave Technologies appoints Sales VP

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the broadcast, sports, entertainment and law enforcement markets, announces the appointment of John Procacci as vice president of sales. Procacci will be responsible for leading the entire sales team at IMT and commercial sales at xG Technology. He will also work in conjunction… Read more »

Source: IMT, 03-Aug-16

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First British H135 military training helicopter takes to the skies

First British H135 military training helicopter takes to the skies

Airbus Helicopters has carried out the first flight of the initial UK MFTS aircraft, bringing delivery one step closer. With 12 UK MFTS aircraft already in production at the company’s site in Donauworth, the programme is meeting the challenging deadlines by delivering key programme events to time including production ramp up and initial ground runs… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 03-Aug-16

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Rockwell Collins awarded Coptersafety contract for helicopter visual training systems

Rockwell Collins awarded Coptersafety contract for helicopter visual training systems

Rockwell Collins will supply visual systems, including image generators, databases, and projectors, plus avionics, data and software to Coptersafety Ltd, an independent helicopter training establishment located in Helsinki, Finland. The systems will be used at Coptersafety’s new training facility at Helsinki Airport. “This contract allows us to leverage the benefits of our avionics and visual… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 03-Aug-16

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CybAero joins Commercial Drone Alliance

CybAero joins Commercial Drone Alliance

Swedish drone manufacturer CybAero is proud to announce that it has joined the Commercial Drone Alliance — an American non-profit dedicated to helping commercial enterprises adopt drone technologies while also addressing the perception and policy issues around drones. “We are thrilled to be joining an organization that is opening one of the world’s biggest markets… Read more »

Source: CybAero, 03-Aug-16

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Downloads – Three presentations from Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe

Downloads – Three presentations from Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe

SMi Group have released online three military presentations from the second event in their series of helicopter conferences: ‘Helicopter Technology Eastern Europe’, which was hosted in May this year. The unique presentations now available to download include those from the Royal Netherlands Air Force, Swedish Air Force, and European Personnel Recovery Centre, entitled: ‘Concept of… Read more »

Source: SMi Group, 03-Aug-16

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Royal Navy Lynx instructors awarded Trophy with support from CAE

Royal Navy Lynx instructors awarded Trophy with support from CAE

The Royal Navy’s instructors at the Lynx Simulator Facility at Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton were recently awarded the Breitling Trophy for achieving the best overall performance during the annual Naval Flying Standards inspection. The inspection was conducted by the office of the Assistant Chief of Naval Staff – Aviation and Carriers (ACNS-A&C) for… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 01-Aug-16

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Safran to support Danish EH101 engines

Safran to support Danish EH101 engines

Safran Helicopter Engines has signed a seven-year contract with Denmark’s Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization (DALO), to support 14 RTM 322-powered EH101 Merlin operated by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF). Over 50 engines will now be covered by Safran’s Global Support Package (GSP This agreement satisfies the RDAF requirement for optimum availability of engines… Read more »

Source: Safran, 01-Aug-16

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Register Update – Switzerland – July 2016

Register Update – Switzerland – July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are weekly or monthly, although some… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Aug-16

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New commanding officer at MCAS Cherry Point

New commanding officer at MCAS Cherry Point

A new commander took charge of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point during a change of command ceremony in front of Marines, sailors, families, friends and other honored guests here, July 28. Colonel Todd Ferry assumed command of MCAS Cherry Point from Col. Chris Pappas III on the headquarters parade field. The change of command… Read more »

Source: USMC, 31-Jul-16

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Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

Indonesian National Police picks AEM loudspeakers for Bell 429s

AEM has been selected to provide its new generation loudspeaker systems to Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd for two B429 helicopters purchased by the Indonesian National Police. The aircraft were signed for at the 2016 Singapore Airshow during a formal signing ceremony. As the official police force for Indonesia, the aircraft will support law enforcement activities… Read more »

Source: AEM, 31-Jul-16

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FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at AirVenture

FAA Administrator Talks Safety and Innovation at AirVenture

Speaking before a diverse general aviation audience at the EAA AirVenture air show in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta underscored the importance of government and industry collaboration and highlighted a number of initiatives that are making general aviation safer and more efficient. “The passion that drives pilots to fly here, year after year, is… Read more »

Source: FAA, 31-Jul-16

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Eagle Copters Maintenance completes first Honeywell HTS900 course in Australia

Eagle Copters Maintenance (ECM) in conjunction with Honeywell and Intermountain Turbine Services Inc have successfully completed a 5-day maintenance training course on the new Honeywell HTS900 engine. The course was conducted at ECM’s facility in Coffs Harbour and covered both theory and practical elements. Practical training was enhanced by the use of both an on-site… Read more »

Source: Eagle Copters Maintenance, 31-Jul-16

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CPI Aero to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences

CPI Aero to Participate at Upcoming Investor Conferences

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (CPI Aero®) (NYSE MKT: CVU) today announced that management will participate in two investor conferences: Jefferies 12th Annual Industrials Conference in New York City on August 9. Management is scheduled to participate in a fireside chat at 3:20 PM ET and will hold one-on-one meetings with investors throughout the day. Canaccord Genuity… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 31-Jul-16

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Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy takes delivery of Robinson simulator

Flying Helicopters Made Easy flight school attracts US and International students who are looking for Ground, Private, Instrument, Commercial, and Certified Flight Instructor certificates. Operating two Robinson R22 and two Robinson R44 aircraft, the school employs flight training experience and methodologies, used by one of the best air forces in the world, to make better… Read more »

Source: X-copter, 31-Jul-16

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Seyer Industries awarded $27M V-22 support contract

Seyer Industries awarded $27M V-22 support contract

Seyer Industries Inc.,* St. Peters, Missouri, is being awarded a $27,316,194 fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide support equipment for the V-22 in support of the Navy and Air Force. Parts to be procured include support equipment, spare parts and assorted adapters, kits and assemblies. Work will be performed at St. Peters, Missouri, and is expected… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts awarded $14M MH-60R tactical training contract

Advanced Acoustic Concepts LLC, Hauppauge, New York, is being awarded a $13,806,148 cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract for the procurement of the Common Acoustic Simulation Environment Fidelity Implementation (CASE-FI) in support of the P-8A and MH-60R aircraft. CASE-FI will provide tactical operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers with high fidelity improvements to the anti-software warfare tactical… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Boeing awarded $9.5M contract for V-22 Flight Training Device for Japan

Bell Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded $9,561,182 for modification P00010 to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N61340-12-C-0033) for the procurement of one MV-22 TiltrotorContainerized Flight Training Device for the government of Japan under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Chantilly, Virginia (90 percent); Fort Worth, Texas (8… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Rockwell Collins awarded $13M contract to repair UH-60 multi-function display unit

Rockwell Collins awarded $13M contract to repair UH-60 multi-function display unit

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $13,495,660 firm-fixed-price contract to procure repair of the UH-60 multi-function display unit for a minimum quantity of 350 each, maximum quantity of two,160 each. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Performance location and funding will be determined with each order. Estimated completion date… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 31-Jul-16

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Register Update – USA – week to 24 July 2016

Register Update – USA – week to 24 July 2016

This news item is part of the HeliHub.com “Register Updates” series, listing helicopters which have been added to a particular national register, removed from it or the listed owner has changed. Our coverage represents the majority of registration and owner changes within the global civilian helicopter fleet. Most updates are monthly, although some are less… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 31-Jul-16

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Australia accepts last of 24 MH-60Rs

Australia accepts last of 24 MH-60Rs

Lockheed Martin has delivered the 24th, and final, MH-60R SEAHAWK® helicopter to the U.S. Navy in support of the Navy’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program with the Royal Australian Navy (RAN). The milestone delivery took place during a July 27 ceremony at Lockheed Martin’s Owego, New York facility. The event marked the official transfer of… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 29-Jul-16

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BLR Aerospace starts taking orders for H125 FastFin

BLR Aerospace starts taking orders for H125 FastFin

BLR Aerospace is accepting pre-certification orders now to secure production slots for its FastFin® Tail Rotor Enhancement and Stability System for the H125 helicopter, the company announced today. BLR is on track for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification of the H125 FastFin System in the third quarter of this year, according to company President Mike… Read more »

Source: BLR, 29-Jul-16

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DRF Luftrettung reports on first half year statistics

DRF Luftrettung reports on first half year statistics

At 31 HEMS bases in Germany and Austria DRF Luftrettung is operating helicopters for emergency rescue and the transport of intensive care patients between clinics, at eight HEMS bases 24/7. In addition to that, DRF Luftrettung operates ambulance aircraft with specialized crews for worldwide repatriations. From January to June 2016 DRF Luftrettung was called 19,248… Read more »

Source: DRF, 29-Jul-16

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Era Group Announces FY 2016 Q2 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Announces FY 2016 Q2 Earnings Release Call

Era Group Inc. (NYSE: ERA) (“Era”), a leading helicopter transport operator based in the United States, today announced it will release financial results for its second quarter 2016 after the market closes on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. In connection with the release, Era has scheduled a conference call for Wednesday, August 3, 2016, to begin… Read more »

Source: Era, 29-Jul-16

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Top 3 Emerging Trends in the Global Helicopter Simulator market

Top 3 Emerging Trends in the Global Helicopter Simulator market

Technavio’s latest report on the global helicopter simulator market provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline. The global helicopter simulator market is… Read more »

Source: Technavio, 29-Jul-16

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SAFE Structure Designs delivers M250 engine stand to A&P Helicopters

SAFE Structure Designs delivers M250 engine stand to A&P Helicopters

S.A.F.E. Structure Designs is excited to announce today’s delivery of their the most innovative custom Rolls-Royce Allison 250 engine maintenance stand to A&P Helicopters Inc in Richvale, California S.A.F.E. Structure Designs has utilized its long time working relationship with helicopter mechanics around the world to design this custom engine maintenance stand for A&P’s crew to… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 29-Jul-16

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Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Renews Partnership With STARS Air Ambulance

Viterra Inc. (“Viterra”) is pleased to announce that it is continuing its partnership with STARS Air Ambulance (STARS) to sponsor its 2017 calendar. The calendars will be available for purchase at most Viterra facilities in Western Canada. This year’s campaign kicked off at Viterra’s Crossfield, AB grain facility at an event with officials from both… Read more »

Source: Viterra, 29-Jul-16

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Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety orders five new Full Flight Simulators

Coptersafety – an independent helicopter flight training service provider has today announced the order of five new Full Flight Simulators (FFS) and the construction of a new Flight Training Centre to a host variety of Full Flight Simulators. The centre will be located in the vicinity of Helsinki Airport, Finland next to the existing Coptersafety… Read more »

Source: Coptersafety, 28-Jul-16

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Metro Aviation appoints new manager for Operational Control Center

Metro Aviation appoints new manager for Operational Control Center

As an air medical operator, Metro Aviation relies heavily on the operational control center (OCC) to monitor its activity in real-time, confirm flight crew qualifications and airworthiness of aircraft and to communicate with pilots and communication specialists across the country. Managing the OCC requires attention to detail, a high level of organization and a wealth… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 28-Jul-16

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Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

Summit Aviation adds S-76D to approvals list

Summit Aviation, a Greenwich AeroGroup company, announced today that Sikorsky, A Lockheed Martin Company has named it as an Authorized Customer Support Service Center for the new Sikorsky S-76D™ helicopter. The authorization includes complete aftermarket support for scheduled maintenance and related services, including full maintenance management, inspections and spare-parts procurement. “We have a long-standing relationship… Read more »

Source: Summit Aviation, 28-Jul-16

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Air Methods provides Q2 financials update

Air Methods provides Q2 financials update

Air Methods Corporation (Nasdaq:AIRM) today announced preliminary financial and operating results for its second quarter ended June 30, 2016. Results are subject to final quarter-end closing and review procedures and are subject to change. The Company anticipates revenues for the second quarter of 2016 will increase by 11.0% to approximately $293 million compared to revenues… Read more »

Source: Air Methods, 28-Jul-16

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S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

S-64 Composite Main Rotor Blade Program Passes Initial Flight Test Milestone

Erickson Incorporated (NASDAQ:EAC) and Helicopter Transport Services (HTS) are pleased to announce the first flight of its advanced composite main rotor blades for the S-64 Aircrane and CH-54 Skycrane. “As a legacy aircraft services provider, we are constantly seeking ways to innovate and improve upon existing platforms to ensure these aircraft stay competitive,” said Dale… Read more »

Source: Erickson, 26-Jul-16

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Baltimore County PD safety record recognized by Airbus

Baltimore County PD safety record recognized by Airbus

Baltimore County (Md.) Police Department’s Aviation Team began operations in 1983 with a small Cessna aircraft that it leased for $1 a year. Today, the elite team responds to some 5,000 calls a year using its fleet of three Airbus Helicopters H125 AStars, the most widely purchased helicopter by U.S. law enforcement agencies. Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus, 26-Jul-16

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XTI Aircraft Company takes three big steps forward with VTOL TriFan

XTI Aircraft Company takes three big steps forward with VTOL TriFan

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) has taken three important steps toward flying its first piloted TriFan 600 prototype within two years. XTI has: Re-opened its crowdfunding initiative after receiving Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) approval to sell 20 million shares of common stock to investors, effective immediately, at www.startengine.com/startup/xti Accelerated its development schedule with plans to… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 25-Jul-16

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VH-92A Presidential Helicopter completes Critical Design Review

VH-92A Presidential Helicopter completes Critical Design Review

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the successful execution of the VH-92A Presidential Helicopter Replacement Program Critical Design Review (CDR), signaling the program is ready to proceed to assembly, test and evaluation. The joint Sikorsky/Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) VH-92A helicopter program team met in July with key collaborators from government and industry for an… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Jul-16

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CHC offers storage space for offshore helicopters

CHC offers storage space for offshore helicopters

Heli-One, a subsidiary of operator CHC, has expanded its Poland facility by 6,000+ m² to accommodate helicopter storage for up to 40 “heavy” aircraft. The facility provides for a controlled and monitored environment tailored for aircraft storage, allowing helicopter owners and operators to be assured that their aircraft assets will be maintained to proper storage… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 22-Jul-16

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Zurich operator Heli-Link renamed DC Aviation Switzerland

Zurich operator Heli-Link renamed DC Aviation Switzerland

Starting immediately, DC Aviation’s Swiss daughter, Jet-Link AG/Heli-Link AG in Zurich, will operate under its new name „DC Aviation Switzerland“. DC Aviation had acquired the business aviation company in 2013. “Renaming the company is perfectly in synch with our effort of further develop the DC Aviation brand. This logical step also sends a clear and… Read more »

Source: DC Aviation, 22-Jul-16

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Bell Expands Tennessee Customization centre

Bell Expands Tennessee Customization centre

Bell  announced the opening of a new customization building at its Piney Flats, Tenn. location – expanding its capabilities and increasing efficiencies to better service global customers. “Expanding our facilities allows us to implement new technologies and processes to ensure a high quality customization and delivery process for our customers,” said Glenn Isbell, executive vice… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jul-16

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Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

Aeronautical Accessories Adds Bell 412 Crew Mobility Restraint Kit

Bell announced today that its Aeronautical Accessories brand has added the Crew Mobility Restraint Kit as part of its product line-up for Bell 412 and the Bell 412EP aircraft. The new kit recently received a supplemental type certificate from the FAA. The Crew Mobility Restraint Kit is a safety feature for law enforcement and search… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jul-16

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Royal Australian Navy hosts first MV-22 Osprey sea trials

Royal Australian Navy hosts first MV-22 Osprey sea trials

HMAS Canberra has successfully landed a United States Marine Corps (USMC) MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft on its flight deck for the very first time. The trial was conducted as part of the Sea Phase for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016 off the north east coast of Hawaii. Commander Air, HMAS Canberra, Commander Adrian… Read more »

Source: RAN, 22-Jul-16

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Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell 412EPI demonstrated to Vietnamese operator

Bell announced the successful demonstration tour of the Bell 412EPI in Vietnam. The demo was organized with the support of the Vietnam Helicopter Corporation (VNH) at Gia Lam airport in Hanoi. “Bell Helicopter continues to pursue growing opportunities in the Vietnamese market, and we see potential for our modern, multi-mission capable aircraft in this region,”… Read more »

Source: Bell, 22-Jul-16

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Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Tennessee National Guard Aviators receive Sikorsky Rescue Award

Several Tennessee Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1-230th Assault Helicopter Battalion that is now part of Joint Base McGhee-Tyson in Knoxville, Tenn., were awarded the Sikorsky Rescue Award July 10, for participating in three different lifesaving missions in Eastern Tennessee earlier this year. “To be eligible to receive the Sikorsky Rescue Award, and individual… Read more »

Source: US Army, 22-Jul-16

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Blade completes financing round and appoints new Chairman

Blade completes financing round and appoints new Chairman

FLYBLADE, INC. (“BLADE”), the digitally powered short-distance aviation company, has completed its Series A Financing. Lead investors are Raine Ventures, the venture fund managed by the Raine Group, and David Zaslav, personally (CEO of Discovery Communications, Inc). Other investments held by The Raine Group include VICE Media, Margaritaville, Inc, and Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s… Read more »

Source: Blade, 22-Jul-16

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Controp launches HD EO/IR camera payload for helicopters

Controp launches HD EO/IR camera payload for helicopters

CONTROP Precision Technologies Ltd. – a company specializing in the field of electro-optics (EO) and infrared (IR) defense and homeland security solutions – announces the release of the SHAPO-HD – High Definition (HD) EO/IR camera payload for helicopters. The introduction of the new SHAPO-HD completes CONTROP’s family of EO/IR payloads with HD capabilities, including the… Read more »

Source: Controp, 21-Jul-16

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HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

HSM-74 Conduct First Swing Loaded Operational Flight on MH-60R

The “Swamp Foxes” of Helicopter Attack Squadron (HSM) 74 and the U.S. Navy saw an operational breakthrough July 12 when transiting through the Strait of Bab-el-Mandeb. For the first time, an MH-60R Seahawk, the Navy’s next-generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter, was swing loaded with both AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Advanced Precision Kill Weapon… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 21-Jul-16

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Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Customer Advantage Plan – Bell signs second customer

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company announced today that HALO-Flight, a helicopter emergency medical service (EMS) in Texas, has signed their Bell 429 for the Customer Advantage Plan (CAP) – the second U.S. based EMS customer to sign for the new service solution. Bell Helicopter’s Customer Advantage Plans provide customers with comprehensive coverage… Read more »

Source: Bell, 21-Jul-16

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