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Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital marks 5th anniversary of helipad

Southampton General Hospital and the HELP Appeal this week celebrate the fifth anniversary of its life-saving onsite helipad. The hospital, which serves as the Major Trauma Centre for the region, has received over 1,750 patients since its launch in 2011. With over half of its landings received from the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 04-Dec-16

Largest Heli UK Expo

Largest Heli UK Expo

The organisers of Heli UK Expo; The UK’s only Fly-in Helicopter Event, are pleased to announce it will be accommodating it’s largest event yet at Wycombe Air Park, during 1 – 3 June 2017 The new event location at Wycombe Air Park provides more outdoor static space and the largest dedicated helicopter hall to date. The increased… Read more »

Source: Heli UK Expo, 04-Dec-16

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Bristow Group To Present At The Jefferies 2016 Energy Conference

Bristow Group To Present At The Jefferies 2016 Energy Conference

Don Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. CT (11:00 a.m. ET). The accompanying slides will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Bristow Group website at www.bristowgroup.com and will be archived there for approximately 90 days.

Source: Bristow Group, 04-Dec-16

BJ Miles from Life Flight Network Receives the 2016 AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

BJ Miles from Life Flight Network Receives the 2016 AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, is pleased to announce BJ Miles, Life Flight Network’s Director of Safety and Risk Management, has been recognized by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS) as this year’s recipient of the Jim Charlson Aviation Safety Award. The Jim Charlson Aviation… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 04-Dec-16

Stirling and SGB extend partnership

Stirling and SGB extend partnership

Stirling Dynamics, leaders in active control technology, is pleased to announce its continued support of SGB Enterprises, experts in flight simulators and procedural training systems, with a new contract to supply active controls for their UH-60 and CH-47 helicopter simulators. This contract builds upon a long term relationship involving joint development of the equipment. SGB… Read more »

Source: Stirling Dynamics, 04-Dec-16

Camcopter S-100 successfully concludes the year

Camcopter S-100 successfully concludes the year

Onboard the global charity organization MOAS’ (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) ship MY Phoenix Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 again proved to be vital for the outstanding achievements of the NGO’s searchand-rescue efforts in the Mediterranean. During this year’s mission, that started from Valetta, Malta, at the beginning of June, more than 19 000 men, women and children… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 04-Dec-16

Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

Aviation Unit Returns to the Department of Natural Resources

With deer hunting season and oyster harvesting reaching their peaks, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources has added a new conservation enforcement tool to its fleet: its own helicopter. The black-and-gold aircraft, Natural 1, has resumed its place after a seven-year absence on the department’s roster. The helicopter will be used as a surveillance platform… Read more »

Source: Department of Natural Resources, 04-Dec-16

EASA’s perspective on Drones

EASA’s perspective on Drones

Yves Morier is the principal Advisor to the Certification Director for New technologies at EASA, he has a vast experinece in the rulemaking field and is momentarly contributing to the development of the RPAS rules and policies as well as the General Aviation roadmap. Drones, RPAS, UAVs… what is the correct term? And what is it… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Dec-16

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TRAXXALL Technologies Opens Office in Jacksonville

TRAXXALL Technologies Opens Office in Jacksonville

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of an innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced that it will open a new office in Jacksonville, Florida. A significant increase in clients and aircraft has provided the opportunity for TRAXXALL’s management team to hire some of the best aircraft maintenance tracking experts in North America. The following… Read more »

Source: TRAXXALL Technologies, 02-Dec-16

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AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

AW139 helicopter full flight simulator receives qualification from EASA

Thales’s new Reality H AW139 helicopter Full Flight Simulator (FFS) at Brisbane airport has been qualified as a Level D flight simulator by EASA. The device is the first helicopter simulator in Australia to receive full qualification as a Level D Full Flight Simulator under the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) regulations. The EASA qualification… Read more »

Source: Thales, 02-Dec-16

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Ramco announces Oceania Headquarters in Melbourne

Ramco announces Oceania Headquarters in Melbourne

Ramco Systems’ fastest growing geography with highest CAGR since setting up presence in FY12-13 – Australia – clocked yet another strategic win with SeaRoad Holdings, the parent Group operating SeaRoad Shipping and SeaRoad Logistics choosing Ramco Logistics Suite. The announcement was made during the launch of Ramco’s new office in Melbourne which will also double… Read more »

Source: Ramco Systems, 02-Dec-16

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Bell 412EPI Completes Southeast Asia Demo Tour

Bell 412EPI Completes Southeast Asia Demo Tour

While in the Philippines, the Bell 412EPI and its crew made stops in the cities of Manila, Cebu and Davao. At each city, the Bell team visited the Air Force bases flying with dozens of Air Force pilots over the course of six weeks. During the six weeks of demos, the Philippine’s Under Secretary to… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopters, 02-Dec-16

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New prototype on the ramp at Guimbal

New prototype on the ramp at Guimbal

​​HeliHub.com has become aware of a new prototype test flying with French manufacturer Hélicoptères Guimbal. The new aircraft is all white, and carries the French test registration F-WBGD in blue on the tail boom. On the tail fin, in the normal Guimbal style, is the serial number 2001 – “A Space Odyssey” to some, but… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Dec-16

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Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

Busiest Day in the Year for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance

November 24th marked the busiest day of the year as of yet for Lincolnshire and Nottingham Air Ambulance. On average the team is called out three times a day, this past Thursday saw a total of six incidents they had to fly out to. They were called from Stamford for a truck collision, Immingham for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 01-Dec-16

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Columbia CAA approves Sikorsky S76C, S76D and S92A

Columbia CAA approves Sikorsky S76C, S76D and S92A

Colombia’s civil aviation authority Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for Sikorsky’s S-76C™ series (C, C+, C++), S-76D™ and S-92A® helicopters. The certificate enables Colombia’s commercial aviation operators to add the multi-role helicopters for transportation of workers or cargo to offshore oil and gas rigs, as… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 01-Dec-16

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TRU Simulation + Training to Deliver Avionics Training Systems for Bell 407GX and 412EPI

TRU Simulation + Training to Deliver Avionics Training Systems for Bell 407GX and 412EPI

TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today that it will provide Bell Helicopter’s Training Academy with avionics bench training systems for the Bell 407GX and Bell 412EPI helicopters. These two training systems are expected to be delivered to Bell Helicopter, also a Textron Inc. company, in the summer of… Read more »

Source: TRU Simulation, 01-Dec-16

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UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

UK CAA certifies first helipad with Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System

The UK’s first onshore elevated helipad with a Deck Integrated Fire Fighting System (DIFFS) at Kings College Hospital London has been certified to UK CAA CAP 1264 by CAA International (CAAi). The construction phase of the helipad was managed by Watts Group Limited during a period when UK best practice was transitioning from Health Building… Read more »

Source: CAA International, 30-Nov-16

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Rockwell Collins to support cockpit equipment for U.S. Army

Rockwell Collins to support cockpit equipment for U.S. Army

Rockwell Collins recently won a follow-on service and support contract for its Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) on the U.S. Army’s CH-47F helicopter fleet. The contract covers up to 1,910 units by 2021. “Since its original installation, CAAS continues to enable Army aviation to safely perform highly demanding missions worldwide,” said Thierry Tosi, vice president… Read more »

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Russian Helicopters transfer first batch of Mi-8MTV-5s to Belarusian Ministry of Defense

Russian Helicopters transfer first batch of Mi-8MTV-5s to Belarusian Ministry of Defense

The official ceremony of transferring six helicopters produced by a Russian Helicopters’ subsidiary – Kazan Helicopters – took place at the Machulischi airport near Minsk today.  The ceremony was attended by the Belarusian Minister of Defense, the Air Force and Air Defense commander and top management of Russian Helicopters. The military transport Mi-8MTV-5 helicopters were… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 30-Nov-16

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Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Middle East and North Africa: 2016 to 2024

Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Middle East and North Africa: 2016 to 2024

Summary Strategic Defense Intelligence in its report “Defense and Civil Spends on Helicopters in Middle East and North Africa: 2016 to 2024” provides quantitative top-level view of projected spends on Helicopters. According to Strategic Defense Intelligence, a helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by rotors. A rotorcraft or… Read more »

Source: Reportbuyer, 30-Nov-16

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£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

£1 Million is not enough for Great North Air Ambulance

Great North Air Ambulance, which operates three AS365 Dauphin Helicopters in the northern-most counties of England was last week the recipient of £1 Million. GNAA was one of eleven air ambulance charities which received similar donations from a Government fund levied on banks for manipulating the LIBOR (London Inter-Bank Offered Rate). In a statement attributed… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Nov-16

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Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Global Helicopter Avionics Market – Analysis, Technologies & Forecasts to 2020

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Global Helicopter Avionics Market 2016-2020” report to their offering. The report forecasts the global helicopter avionics market to grow at a CAGR of 9.61% during the period 2016-2020. The report has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report… Read more »

Source: Research and Markets, 28-Nov-16

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Helicopter simulator is first with CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator

Helicopter simulator is first with CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator

Today at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC), the world’s largest military simulation and training event, CAE launched its next-generation CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator. Demonstrations of the CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator are being held throughout the show from November 28 to December 1 at the CAE booth (#1533). The CAE Medallion-6000XR was developed… Read more »

Source: CAE, 28-Nov-16

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Wales Air Ambulance Charity¹s future fleet touches down

Wales Air Ambulance Charity¹s future fleet touches down

The first of three brand-new helicopters which will begin operations with the Wales Air Ambulance Charity next year has touched down in the UK. The aircraft, which landed in Gloucestershire airport last week from Germany, will make up part of the charity’s new fleet of three H145 aircraft which is expected to become operational next… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-16

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ASG awarded remarketing of 7 Bristow Helicopters

ASG awarded remarketing of 7 Bristow Helicopters

Hong Kong-based business aviation consulting firm Asian Sky Group (ASG) has been awarded an exclusive remarketing mandate from the Bristow Group.  The agreement covers the sale or lease of seven offshore and utility helicopters in the Asia-Pacific region, including Sikorsky S-76 C++ and Bell 412 EP models. Bristow Group is the leading global provider of… Read more »

Source: ASG, 28-Nov-16

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Airbus Helicopters delivers final EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters delivers final EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15 helicopters. Under the JP9000 Phase 7 HATS project, a new joint helicopter training program for Navy and Army aircrew will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus to build new customer service center in Chile

Airbus Helicopters recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to 4.6 million US dollars. On November 11, 2016, Airbus Helicopters celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in Santiago, Chile, and unveiled new investments in the South Cone region of South America, amounting to… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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Wales Air Ambulance Charity receives donation from LIBOR banking fines

Wales Air Ambulance Charity receives donation from LIBOR banking fines

The Wales Air Ambulance Charity has been successful in its bid for funding from the LIBOR banking fines, announced in the Treasury’s Autumn Statement. The £1m boost will go towards increasing flying hours and the charity’s plans for night operations.  WAAC’s chief executive Angela Hughes said: “It’s the charity’s vision to become a 24-hour operation… Read more »

Source: Wales Air Ambulance, 28-Nov-16

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Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Moves Helicopter to Southwest Washington Regional Airport

Life Flight Network, the largest not-for-profit air medical transport service in the United States, announced it is moving its helicopter stationed at PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center in Longview, WA, to the Southwest Washington Regional Airport in Kelso, WA, effective November 23rd. The move has been under consideration for several years as Life Flight Network… Read more »

Source: Life Flight Network, 28-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters to ship certified Мi-171s to Chinese company

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, has produced a batch of Mi-171 helicopters for China General Aviation Service Co Ltd, based on a contract signed in 2015. The two helicopters have already completed the full testing cycle at Ulan-Ude Aviation Plant and are being prepared for shipment to China. “China is the largest operator… Read more »

Source: russian-helicopters, 28-Nov-16

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Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

Sloane Helicopters adds AW169 to its Part 145 maintenance approval

As a Leonardo Helicopters Authorised Service Centre, Sloane Helicopters is pleased to announce that the AW169 has been added to its Part 145 maintenance approval for both line and base maintenance. Sloane is looking forward to supporting its first AW169 VIP helicopter in early December, utilising the extensive expertise of its engineering capability and investing… Read more »

Source: Sloane Helicopters, 27-Nov-16

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Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Life Flight Network of US orders two additional AW119Kx helicopters

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today that EMS operator Life Flight Network of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West United States has ordered two additional AgustaWestland AW119Kx aircraft. Totaling nineteen aircraft today, customer’s fleet of AW119Kx helicopters will increase to 21 by the end of the year. Leonardo Helicopters and Life Flight Network also celebrated 20,000 hours reached… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 27-Nov-16

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Imminent Arrival of Huey IIs for Kenya

Imminent Arrival of Huey IIs for Kenya

In September this year, Bell was awarded a $52.1million foreign military sales contract from the US Department of Defence. They were contracted to create five Huey II for the Kenyan Air Force. The first delivery of Huey IIs will arrive in Kenya in the coming months. The aircrafts themselves are a remanufactured combination of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

150 Caverton Employees Retrenched

Caverton Helicopters has recently retrenched 150 of its workers. The decision came without warning, with letters being delivered to the affected workers lastThursday. Most of the employees had been working for the company for over 10 years, reports Sahara Reporters. The National Union of Air Transport Employees (NUATE) has taken up the matter, claiming that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

Makeover for Santo Domingo Heliport

The heliport at Santo Domingo will soon be remodelled, claims Airport Dept. Director Marino Collante. As reported by Dominican Today, the construction that will take place will add three helipads, helicopter parking, a terminal building and ancillary facilities.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Wales – Funding for Prince Charles Hospital helipad

Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil has received £700,000 by the Welsh Government for a new helipad. The old helipad was unsuitable for night flights, reports ITV. The new development will allow for 24 hour care for all patients. The new helipad is hoped to be completed by March 2017.

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

Noise Complaint for Vertiport Chicago

The residents of University Village and Tri-Taylor recently met up with Alderman Jason Ervin to ensure that their grievances over the noise pollution coming from Vertiport Chicago. Vertiport was built a year ago and currently provides a base for tourism operations, aerial photography, holds executive charters and private helicopters. As reported by Aviation Today, it… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

Proposed Helipad Location in Goderich, Ontario

A helipad has been proposed for opposite the Alexandra Marine and General Hospital (AMGH) in Goderich. Currently, the procedure of driving an ambulance to a patient, transporting them to the airport and then being transferred onto an Ornge helicopter and flown to the hospital can take up to 30 minutes, if all goes smoothly. A… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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Petition started to close New York heliport

Petition started to close New York heliport

A group of citizens have started a petition to close the Downtown Manhattan Heliport on the grounds that it is a risk to public safety and health, as well as being a noise complaint to local residential areas. The claims of the ‘Stop the Chop’ petition will be evaluated by the Mayor’s office, reports NY… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 25-Nov-16

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WAA has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase

WAA has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase

Wiltshire Air Ambulance (WAA) has been awarded £1 million towards its new airbase. The £1 million is from the LIBOR fund and was announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, the Rt Hon Philip Hammond, during the Autumn Statement in the House of Commons today (23 November 2016). The LIBOR fund is monies from fines… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 24-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters to showcase Мi-171А2 at IDEAS

Russian Helicopters to showcase Мi-171А2 at IDEAS

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and Rosoboronexport will feature a medium multirole civilian Mi-171A2 helicopter at IDEAS-2016 exhibition, which is taking place November 22-25 in Karachi (Pakistan). Visitors will be able to view a VIP version of the Mi-171A2 on display at IDEAS-2016 while exhibitors are anticipating a tight business schedule.  Russian Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Helijet extends flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver

Effective December 24, Helijet International will expand its service to include weekend flights between Nanaimo and Vancouver. Helijet currently offers  six roundtrips each day between its Nanaimo Harbour Heliport and Vancouver Harbour locations. The expanded service will see Helijet offer three roundtrips a day on Saturdays and Sundays. “Since starting service to Nanaimo and the… Read more »

Source: Helijet, 24-Nov-16

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Airbus delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus delivers first three AS565 MBe Panther to Indonesia

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first three of the 11 AS565 MBe Panther helicopters to Indonesia, ahead of contract schedule, at a ceremony at Airbus Helicopters’ headquarters in Marignane, in the presence of representatives from Indonesia’s Ministry of Defence and the Indonesian Navy. This follows the contract signature in late 2014 with PT Dirgantara Indonesia… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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TNI-AU Showcase Its EC725 SARPUR Heli

TNI-AU Showcase Its EC725 SARPUR Heli

The Indonesian Air Force or Tentara Nasional Indonesia-Angkatan Udara (TNI-AU) has finally received its Airbus Helicopters/IAe EC725 Super Cougar Combat Search and Rescue (SAR Tempur – SARPUR) helicopter to be operated by SkU 8. The Indonesian Super Cougar could be the first among ASEAN operators which are being equipped with FN Herstal 7.62mm machine gun…. Read more »

Source: Malaysia Flying Herald, 24-Nov-16

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Airbus delivers EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus delivers EC135T2+ for Australian military training program

Airbus Helicopters has achieved Factory Acceptance of the last six of the EC135T2+ for the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) for the Australian Defence Force (ADF), completing on-time deliveries of the full fleet of 15 helicopters. Under the JP9000 Phase 7 HATS project, a new joint helicopter training program for Navy and Army aircrew will… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 24-Nov-16

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Offshore Helideck Friction testing enters a new era

Offshore Helideck Friction testing enters a new era

Since the recent issue of the UAE GCAA (General Civil Aviation Authority) advisory publication CAAP 71 (Civil Aviation Advisory Publication), offshore operators are required to friction test their helidecks using a tester with specific abilities. CAAP 71 specifies that the test method should involve a friction measuring device that: employs the braked wheel technique is… Read more »

Source: Oryx Aviation Consulting, 24-Nov-16

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DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

DSAA Chairman wins Air Ambulance Award of Excellence

Over 250 guests celebrated the best and brightest from the air ambulance community on Monday evening at the national Air Ambulance Awards of Excellence 2016. Awards hosts, BBC News reporter and presenter Sophie Long and Helicopter Heroes presenter Rav Wilding handed out 11 Awards to outstanding individuals and teams, whose stories were inspirational, astonishing and… Read more »

Source: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance, 23-Nov-16

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First Royal Navy AW101 Merlin Mk4 makes its maiden flight

First Royal Navy AW101 Merlin Mk4 makes its maiden flight

Leonardo-Finmeccanica announced today the first AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin Mk4 successfully completed its maiden flight on 24th October 2016 at its Yeovil facility in southwest England. Leonardo is upgrading 25 Royal Navy Merlin Mk3/3A aircraft to Merlin Mk4/4A standard as part of the Merlin Life Sustainment Programme (MLSP) contract. The MLSP contract is valued at £330… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 23-Nov-16

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Ecocopter Takes Delivery of Frasca EC135 Simulator

Ecocopter Takes Delivery of Frasca EC135 Simulator

Frasca International, Inc. (Frasca) announced today that Ecocopter, Santiago, Chile has taken delivery of their Frasca built EC-135 Helicopter Flight Training Device (FTD) at their flight training facility located at the Eulogio Sanchez Airport in Santiago. This is the first of two Helicopter FTDs that Frasca will be providing to EcoCopter. The second device, an AS350B FTD… Read more »

Source: Frasca, 23-Nov-16

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Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky Helicopter Maintenance Trainer Advances Engineering Program

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) today celebrated the transfer of an S-76A™ helicopter maintenance trainer to the Saskatchewan Aviation Learning Centre. Valued at CAD 1.3 million (USD 945,000), the non-flying, twin-engine helicopter with associated equipment and documentation provides an important learning tool for students pursuing a career… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 23-Nov-16

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Leonardo takes SW-4 UAV to Unmanned Warrior 2016

Leonardo takes SW-4 UAV to  Unmanned Warrior 2016

Leonardo-Finmeccanica attended Royal Navy’s Unmanned Warrior 2016 from 9th to 21st October, the largest demonstration of maritime autonomous systems ever held. Leonardo demonstrated the capabilities of its advanced SW-4 ‘Solo’ Rotary Unmanned Air System as well as its airborne sensors such as the SAGE electronic warfare and Osprey E-Scan radar systems integrated using its skyISTAR… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 23-Nov-16

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Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

Northern Ireland Government make sure available for Air Ambulance

First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster and deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness have announced that the Maze Long Kesh site will be made available to host the new air ambulance service for Northern Ireland. The agreement of an air ambulance operational base, taking account of medical requirements and cost, will be a crucial step… Read more »

Source: Northern Ireland, 23-Nov-16

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Northern Ireland Air Ambulance joins AAA

Northern Ireland Air Ambulance joins AAA

The Association of Air Ambulances (AAA), which represents the majority of air ambulance operations in the UK, is delighted to announce that Air Ambulance Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service Health and Social Care Trust have both joined the Association as full members. This means that the AAA now represents 20 air ambulance… Read more »

Source: Air Ambulance Northern Ireland, 23-Nov-16

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Haverfield to launch three new Regional Bases

Haverfield to launch three new Regional Bases

Privately owned Haverfield Aviation, Inc., announced today that it will be launching three new operational bases out of Denton, Texas; Ft. Wayne, Indiana; and Valdosta, Georgia. These three new bases will operate in conjunction with Haverfield’s existing corporate office based out of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The launch of these three new bases will now give Haverfield… Read more »

Source: Haverfield Aviation, 22-Nov-16

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HAI talks General Aviation

HAI talks General Aviation

Let’s talk about GA. In some magazines, that might lead to an article on the state of Georgia. But in aviation, GA stands for general aviation, and that’s what I want to focus on. First, let’s make sure we understand the topic. Just what is general aviation? The average person will tell you that general… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 22-Nov-16

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AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

AW169 obtains ANAC Certification

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has achieved basic certification by the National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil with deliveries to soon begin. Of the more than 150 agreements signed for the AW169 to date, including firm orders, framework contracts, and options, over 20 of them are from operators in Brazil, with… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

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AW169 obtains maximum gross weight increase certification by EASA

AW169 obtains maximum gross weight increase certification by EASA

The AgustaWestland AW169 light intermediate twin engine helicopter has obtained certification by EASA for an increased maximum gross weight kit to 4,800 kg (10,582 lb) on October 31st. Operators will be able to benefit from up to 200 kg (441 lb) of extra payload compared to the standard 4,600 kg (10,141 lb) maximum gross weight… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 22-Nov-16

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Esterline FMS was selected for a United States Air Force

Esterline FMS was selected for a United States Air Force

Esterline CMC Electronics’ combat-proven CMA-2082MC Flight Management System (FMS) was selected recently for a United States Air Force (USAF) upgrade program to replace legacy control display units (CDU) currently flying on the USAF fleet of HH-60G Pave Hawk search-and-rescue helicopters. The contract was awarded to Esterline CMC through the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC), Canada’s international… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 22-Nov-16

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AIA Announces Board Elections for 2017

AIA Announces Board Elections for 2017

The Aerospace Industries Association today elected Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Dennis A. Muilenburg to serve as 2017 Chairman of AIA’s Board of Governors. Muilenburg will succeed Lockheed Martin Chairman, President and CEO Marillyn Hewson who serves as 2016 Chair. Raytheon Chairman and CEO Thomas A. Kennedy will serve as 2017 Vice Chairman. David F…. Read more »

Source: Aerospace Industries Association, 22-Nov-16

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Nominations Open for HAI Board of Directors

Nominations Open for HAI Board of Directors

Helicopter Association International, the leading global resource for supporting, promoting, and advancing the safe and effective use of helicopters, is currently seeking nominations for candidates for the HAI Board of Directors. Board elections will take place at the HAI Membership Meeting and Breakfast, March 7, during HAI HELI-EXPO 2017 in Dallas. In accordance with Article… Read more »

Source: Helicopter Association International, 22-Nov-16

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Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters expanding cooperation with Iranian IHSRC

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, signed an agreement on control of certified repairs with Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) at the 8th International Airshow on Kish Island, Iran. The document is another step for the Russian and Iranian sides on expansion of after-sales service of helicopters produced in Russia, which operate… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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Maverick and Silent Savasana launch Heliyoga in Las Vegas

Maverick and Silent Savasana launch Heliyoga in Las Vegas

Maverick Helicopters introduces HeliYoga – Limitless, an exclusive, luxury helicopter flight and yoga experience featuring a remote landing at Valley of Fire State Park and a private, 75-minute yoga session. The leading helicopter operator has partnered exclusively with award-winning local yoga company, Silent Savasana. “We are thrilled to offer this once-in-a-lifetime helicopter and yoga experience… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

H135 receives EASA certification for Helionix

The light-twin helicopter H135 received the type certificate by the European Aviation Safety Agency for its new Helionix cockpit. The avionics system designed by Airbus Helicopters offers operators increased mission flexibility and safety. Helionix is a family concept with standardised features and is already available on the H175 and H145. Axel Humpert, Head of H135… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 22-Nov-16

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LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

LDS Unveils SpectroDrone

SpectroDrone is the world’s first sensor system capable of detecting explosives, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and other chemical compounds from a safe, standoff distance. Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. Utilizing LDS’ laser-based explosive detection… Read more »

Source: LDS, 22-Nov-16

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Simhawk Launches Global Simulator Marketplace

Simhawk Launches Global Simulator Marketplace

Simhawk Inc. announced the launch of it online marketplace for buyers and sellers of flight simulator time and training services.  The marketplace, which brings the benefits of the on-demand economy to the world of simulator training, can be accessed online at simhawk.com and is focused on providing customers with a more efficient way to buy… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 22-Nov-16

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FEC Heliports announce two important new contracts

FEC Heliports announce two important new contracts

FEC Heliports Worldwide Ltd announce the sale of the HEMS-Star® portable LED helipad lighting system to the Mexican Navy and the Philippines Navy. These important contracts mark two firsts for the HEMS-Star® portable LED helipad lighting system; as the first sale of HEMS-Star® to naval customers and the first sale in the Central American region…. Read more »

Source: FEC Heliports, 22-Nov-16

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Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

Singapore Armed Forces faciltity at Oakey to have Au$50M upgrade

A $50 million upgrade to the Singapore Armed Forces’ facilities at the Oakey Army Aviation Centre, has been awarded to Toowoomba-based construction company FKG Group. The project will include refurbishment of helicopter training facilities and the construction of new logistics and maintenance facilities and airfield infrastructure for the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF), which… Read more »

Source: Qld Government, 21-Nov-16

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Win scholarship to study safety in Dallas at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

Win scholarship to study safety in Dallas at HAI Heli-Expo 2017

The Michelle North Scholarship for Safety is awarded to a pilot who has already attained a commercial rating and who demonstrates an outstanding aptitude for safe flying and aviation best practices. The scholarship was founded in memory of Michelle North, a longtime industry advocate of safety, to encourage a stronger focus on safety education and… Read more »

Source: HAI, 21-Nov-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – November 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- SA342J Gazelle (YU-HET), during a maintenance check the helicopter inadvertently became airborne and landed heavily, Stapleford Aerodrome, 6 July 2015. Robinson R44 (G-BZGO), birdstrike resulted in broken windscreen, approx 8 miles north of Manchester Barton Airport,… Read more »

Source: AAIB, 21-Nov-16

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UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2016

UK AAIB Bulletin – October 2016

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue covers the accident(s) of:- Bell 206B (G-OAMI), uncommanded loss in altitude resulting in autorotation and heavy landing, 3 miles WNW of Wycombe Air Park, Buckinghamshire, 10 February 2016  

Source: AAIB, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – October 2016

Register Update – Japan – October 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, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – September 2016

Register Update – Japan – September 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, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Japan – July 2016

Register Update – Japan – 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, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – October 2016

Register Update – Norway – October 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: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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Register Update – Norway – September 2016

Register Update – Norway – September 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: HeliHub.com, 21-Nov-16

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