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Russian Helicopter Systems receives Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopter Systems receives Ansat helicopter

Russian Helicopter Systems has added a fourth medevac Ansat helicopter to their fleet. It was bought from State Transport Leasing Company (GTLK), reports Russian Aviation Insider.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 24-Oct-17

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Quality and Process Excellence

Mathieu Albert (41) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Quality and Process Excellence. Mathieu Albert started his career at Safran Aircraft Engines, in manufacturing activities. In 2003, he joined Safran Helicopter Engines where he took on several roles including, from 2014, worldwide responsibility for Supply Chain activities and MRO services. On 1st January 2016, Mathieu became CEO… Read more »

Source: Safran, 24-Oct-17

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Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 chopper to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter adds new Robinson R66 chopper to its fleet

Prabhu Helicopter Pvt Ltd brought its third brand new Turbine Robinson R66 helicopter, designed and built by Robinson Helicopter Company in CA, USA for commercial operations in the country, a statement issued by the company today said. According to the Officials from Prabhu Helicopter, the company’s third chopper reached its base at Pokhara Airport on… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 23-Oct-17

MD Helicopters building fifth MD520N in eight years

MD Helicopters building fifth MD520N in eight years

Back in May, MD Helicopters reported the sale of a new MD520N helicopter, which our research suggests will be only the fifth of this model they have built since the start of 2010.  That’s not what you would readily call a commercial success, but kudos to MD for retaining all the facilities to be able… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 23-Oct-17

ALEA Releases Standards for Public Safety sUAS Programs

ALEA Releases Standards for Public Safety sUAS Programs

The Airborne Law Enforcement Association (ALEA) is pleased to announce the adoption and release of the Standards for Public Safety Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) Programs. These standards were developed by the Public Safety Aviation Accreditation Commission (PSAAC) under contract to ALEA for use by the public safety aviation community. Public safety agencies considering sUAS… Read more »

Source: ALEA, 23-Oct-17

HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore updates HUMS Best Practice Guidelines

HeliOffshore has published an updated version of its Best Practice Guidelines for Health and Usage Monitoring Systems (HUMS). The latest version includes two new annexes developed by the association’s HUMS working group, which consists of representatives from operators, OEMs and other industry experts. A subgroup under the leadership of Jason Alamond, HUMS program manager with… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 23-Oct-17

Russian Helicopters working on new Mi-26 upgrade

Russian Helicopters working on new Mi-26 upgrade

[electronic translation] Russian Helicopters prepared a project for the modernization of the Mi-26 helicopter for Russian military aircraft. At present, the Rostvertol plant is already working on the creation of a prototype of the new Mi-26T2V with the subsequent implementation of a complex of flight tests. As the general director of the holding “Russian Helicopters” Andrey… Read more »

Source: Rostec, 23-Oct-17

LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. and Enstrom Helicopter sign Contract

LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. and Enstrom Helicopter sign Contract

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation signed a contract for six  480B-G turbine helicopters with LOM PRAHA TRADE a.s. in the Czech Republic. The Enstrom Representatives in the Czech Republic, Dan Tucek and Roland VanHees from DSA, provided the coordination for marketing, flight demonstrations, sales support and contract negotiations for this program. Known as the 480B-G, Enstrom’s turbine-powered… Read more »

Source: Enstrom, 23-Oct-17

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First Mi-28UB helicopters ready to be transferred

First Mi-28UB helicopters ready to be transferred

Russian Helicopters holding company (part of Rostec State Corporation) announces availability of the first batch of training and combat Mi-28UB helicopters for the Ministry of Defense. Machines have already passed through the whole set of factory tests. The first helicopters are scheduled for transfer to the military department in November 2017. The main difference of Mi-28UB is the… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 23-Oct-17

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First helicopter deck landing for RFA Tidespring

First helicopter deck landing for RFA Tidespring

A Merlin Mk2 helicopter lands on the deck of the first of the RFA’s new fleet of tankers for the first time. RFA Tidespring, the first of four 39,000 tonne Tide-Class tankers, completed her Air Sea Acceptance Trial with the helicopter from QinetiQ at Boscombe Down. Commanding Officer, Captain Simon Herbert, said: “Achieving the aviation… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 23-Oct-17

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Further speakers announced for UK EMS conference

Further speakers announced for UK EMS conference

Dr Ami Jones MBE, Interim National Director, EMRTS Cymru will update delegates on the advances the EMRTS Cymru. Originally from Shropshire, Dr Jones is a Consultant in Anaesthetics, Intensive Care and Pre-Hospital Medicine within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board. She is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserves with 203 Field Hospital and… Read more »

Source: AAA, 23-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopter hold promotional event in Mexico

Russian Helicopter hold promotional event in Mexico

The Russian Hour – a traditional conference that represents the Russian helicopter industry on global markets – to be held this October 23, in Mexico City (Mexico). The event is organized by Russian Exhibition Systems with the support of the Helicopter Industry Association (HIA) with Russian Helicopters acting as a general sponsor. The event is… Read more »

Source: HIA, 23-Oct-17

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FlightSafety promotes Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety promotes Scott Goodwin

FlightSafety International announces that Scott Goodwin has been promoted to Vice President, Simulation. “We are pleased to promote Scott to Vice President, Simulation,” said Ray Johns, Executive Vice President. “Scott has the experience, leadership abilities and business skills required to further strengthen FlightSafety’s position as a world leader in the design, manufacture and support of… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 23-Oct-17

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XTI reports more orders for VTOL TriFan 600 from NBAA Conference

XTI reports more orders for VTOL TriFan 600 from NBAA Conference

XTI Aircraft Company (XTI) announced today it received several additional orders and deposits from customers under its pre-sales program.  “We’re pleased with the strong interest that we received at NBAA’s 2017 Business Aviation Convention,” said Robert LaBelle, Chief Executive Officer of XTI. “These are serious buyers who reserved a priority number for the eventual commercial production… Read more »

Source: XTI Aircraft, 23-Oct-17

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Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

Safran appoints Executive Vice-President of Operations

François-Xavier Foubert (46) is appointed Executive Vice-President, Operations. He succeeds Laurent Mazoué who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After working with the production and development of special batteries for Alcatel, in 2003 François Xavier Foubert joined Safran Aircraft Engines as Deputy Manager of the Châtellerault plant, dedicated to CFM56 parts… Read more »

Source: Safran, 23-Oct-17

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Former Sikorsky and Schweizer facility close to being sold

Former Sikorsky and Schweizer facility close to being sold

Chemung County are almost complete with a deal to sell the former Sikorsky facility in Big Flats. They are waiting for written approval from the FAA. Should the deal go through, they will sell the facility for $2.8 million, reports Weny.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-17

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Philippine telecom company commercialises flight dept

Philippine telecom company commercialises flight dept

Pacific Global One are now offering charter helicopter flights across the Philippines. They have two helicopters in their fleet, a Beechcraf Super King Air 350 and a Bell 429. Their pilots are former Navy Veterans and Philippine Air Force, reports The Standard.

Source: HeliHub.com, 22-Oct-17

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ALEA Public Safety Drone Expo Opens in New Orleans

ALEA Public Safety Drone Expo Opens in New Orleans

The inaugural Public Safety Drone Expo opened on Monday with three courses: Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations; Safety Management Systems and Human Factors for UAS Operations; and Remote Pilot-InCommand. This inaugural event, produced by the Airborne Law Enforcement Association, is being held at the New Orleans DoubleTree Hotel and runs through Thursday, October 19th. Public… Read more »

Source: ALEA, 20-Oct-17

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ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine

ACR Electronics Announces Acquisition of SKYTRAC by Drew Marine

ACR Electronics, Inc., the global leader in safety and survival technologies, today confirmed that Drew Marine UK Holdings Ltd. has signed an agreement to acquire SKYTRAC, a  full-service, data-driven solutions provider for the global aviation industry. SKYTRAC will report into ACR Electronics, Inc. The alignment of these two leading companies will create a comprehensive product… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 20-Oct-17

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Metro Aviation celebrates 35 years of operation

Metro Aviation celebrates 35 years of operation

This year marks 35 years of a commitment to safety, quality and customer service for Metro Aviation, a privately-owned, traditional air medical operator. The company has enjoyed a long tradition of innovation and “firsts” in the industry, and it currently operates more than 140 aircraft for 35 air medical programs across the United States. Metro… Read more »

Source: Metro Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Safran appoints new Executive Vice-President of Programs

Bruno Bellanger (40) has been appointed Executive Vice-President, Programs, succeeding Cyrille Poetsch who has been appointed to another position within the Safran group. After joining Airbus as an air-ground communications systems engineer, and Eurogiciel as Project Manager, Bruno Bellanger joined Safran in 2004 as Manager of the Safran Electronics & Defense agency in Toulouse, dedicated… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 20-Oct-17

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FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

FAA and EASA Update Aviation Safety Agreement

Safety in today’s global aviation market depends to a great extent on international partnerships between aviation regulators. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) fully subscribes to this philosophy, which is why on September 22 the agency updated its long-standing aviation safety agreement with the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) The changes in this agreement enhance the… Read more »

Source: FAA, 20-Oct-17

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FAA issue exemption allowing ACSF UH-1 blades to fly

FAA issue exemption allowing ACSF UH-1 blades to fly

On Sept. 29, Advanced Composite Structures Florida (ACSF) received a long-fought-for Federal Aviation Administration exemption allowing the company to represent foreign military surplus composite main rotor blades as “suitable for installation” on restricted category UH-1 helicopters. The exemption allows ACSF to sell the rotor blades to restricted category operators and requires the company to issue… Read more »

Source: ACSF, 20-Oct-17

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Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Trakka announces Leonardo AW109 to feature SWE-400 QUAD

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is proud to announce that Leonardo Helicopters has selected the new Trakka Systems SWE-400 QUAD for the AW109 helicopter chosen by an Electricity Transmission Company operating in Africa, for their important power line inspection mission. The SWE-400 QUAD multi-sensor imaging system is a purpose-built system for the utility inspection market…. Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 20-Oct-17

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Oceania Aviation completes first AS355 Max-Vis EVS install

Oceania Aviation completes first AS355 Max-Vis EVS install

Our avionics team are yet again the first to install the Max-Viz 1400 Enhanced Vision System (EVS) to an aircraft type. Last year we announced the very first install of the Max-Viz 1400 system to a rotary aircraft (AS 350B3), this time we are pleased to announce the completion of the first install on its twin-engined… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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CHC SAR Team Awarded Commendation Award

CHC SAR Team Awarded Commendation Award

CHC Group is delighted to announce a pilot and aircrew of Rescue 651 have been recognised with a Commendation Award at the National SAR Awards in Canberra. This award commends the CHC Helicopter’s pilot and aircrew, along with a St John Ambulance paramedic, for the rescue of a 27-year-old man with a broken leg off… Read more »

Source: CHC Helicopter, 20-Oct-17

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Worcestershire Royal Hospital helipad plans approval

Worcestershire Royal Hospital helipad plans approval

Work is set to get underway on a brand new state-of-the-art £1.24m helipad at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, following the go-ahead from planners this week.  The new raised helipad, which will be situated next to Worcestershire Oncology Centre, will be closer to the Accident and Emergency department, enabling paramedics to transfer critically ill patients into the… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 20-Oct-17

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Palm Beach Helicopters installs TH22SM AATD from ELITE

Palm Beach Helicopters installs TH22SM AATD from ELITE

Lantana, Florida-based Palm Beach Helicopters has completed installation of a new TH22SM Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD) manufactured by ELITE Simulation Solutions (ELITE). The TH22SM is a single-seat, single control trainer based on the Robinson R22 helicopter. The ELITE TH22 is available in four configurations and all models are FAA approved for IFR, Commercial, ATP,… Read more »

Source: ELITE Simulation Solutions, 20-Oct-17

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Nord Helikopter praises Auk protection suits

Nord Helikopter praises Auk protection suits

Nord Helikopter A/S is a hard working operator who covers the extreme north of Scandinavia. Constructing and maintaining public infrastructure in this remote and dramatic terrain requires true versatility, and Nord Helikopter is putting its fleet of nine AS350/H-125 to good use. Flight Operations Manager Øystein Skovro shares his views operating in the extreme north, and why they prefer to… Read more »

Source: AUK Protection, 20-Oct-17

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Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector takes AS350 crash resistant fuel system to AMTC 2017

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a global independent provider of aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services, will be exhibiting for the second time at the Association of Air Medical Services’ Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), taking place at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas from October 16th – 18th, 2017, in Booth… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 20-Oct-17

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DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace now accepting preorders for Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace, a world-leading producer and manufacturer of helicopter equipment, is nearing certification of the Bell 505 Bearpaws and is now accepting pre-orders. For as long as helicopters have been in operation, soft terrain landings have created balancing problems during takeoff and landings. DART Aerospace Bearpaws are constructed of a high density polymer; this polymer… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 20-Oct-17

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Oceania Aviation complete Pakistan Army Schweizer upgrade program

Oceania Aviation complete Pakistan Army Schweizer upgrade program

Within New Zealand, the Oceania Aviation brand is fairly well known in aviation circles but over recent years we have seen growing interest from overseas. This has seen many of our team spend lengthy periods of time completing various offshore projects. The first project with Trade Dynamics in Pakistan that began in 2015 has now… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Skytrac receives patent for bill-by-the-mile tracker

Skytrac receives patent for bill-by-the-mile tracker

SKYTRAC has received a Canadian patent with US patent pending for a bill-by-the-mile flight tracking solution that allows air ambulance operators to improve the accuracy of reporting on billable distances. “To minimize their satellite communications costs, most operators opt to receive GPS position reports only every one or two minutes. The assumption is that an… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 20-Oct-17

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Airbus Helicopters proudly supports AAMS Community Award Winners

Airbus Helicopters proudly supports AAMS Community Award Winners

Presented annually at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC), the AAMS Community Awards recognize excellence and leadership in the emergency medical services (EMS) transport community. Airbus Helicopters Inc. continues to be a proud supporter of the awards. “We believe it is important to recognize the EMS transport operators for their considerable contribution to our society…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-17

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Helicopter Museum Co-hosts Main Line Airport Dedication

Helicopter Museum Co-hosts Main Line Airport Dedication

The Main Line Airport (MLA), also known as the Paoli Airport, stood for more than a half-century at the current site of Malvern’s Great Valley Corporate Center. As one of Pennsylvania’s earliest country airfields, it served aviation from the 1920s into the 1970s, and was home to major research breakthroughs that would later be incorporated… Read more »

Source: The American Helicopter Museum, 20-Oct-17

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Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group Supports Indian Heligo’s Growth

Milestone Aviation Group (“Milestone”) announced today the delivery of a Leonardo AW139 to Heligo Charters Private Limited (Heligo) in India. The delivery marks the fifth helicopter leased to Heligo in 2017, increasing the Mumbai-based operator’s fleet and enabling expansion of both on- and offshore services. Milestone, the global leader in helicopter leasing, began its lease… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation, 20-Oct-17

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Airbus shows H130 and EC145 at AMTC 2017

Airbus shows H130 and EC145 at AMTC 2017

Airbus Helicopters, the market segment leader in emergency medical services (EMS) rotorcraft, is showcasing the H130 and EC145, member of the H145 family, at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) this week in Fort Worth, Texas. “We have both the EMS market-leading single-engine and twin-engine aircraft on display to illustrate to customers the multitude of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-17

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Fleet Keeper gets CAAP approval

Fleet Keeper gets CAAP approval

Airbus Helicopters has successfully obtained Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines’ (CAAP) acceptance for the deployment of its Fleet Keeper® application in the country. Following a successful introduction in Europe, Philippines is the second country in Southeast Asia, after Singapore, to accept the use of electronic technical logbooks for its helicopter fleet. After four months… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 20-Oct-17

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Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo’s Japanese helicopter market grows

Leonardo announced today that it has significantly grown its market share in the Japanese helicopter market by securing orders for AW169, AW139 and AW189 helicopters in firefighting configuration following highly competitive tenders. Leonardo and Mitsui Bussan Aerospace, the Japanese distributor for the AW169 and AW139 types, have signed contracts with the Yamaguchi Prefecture Fire Fighting… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-17

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Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Bristow CEO describes the three commandments of safety

Tough trading conditions do not directly correlate to decreasing safety standards, and the offshore transportation industry can and must maintain its pursuit of continuous safety improvement during periods of depressed demand. These were the key messages delivered by Bristow Group CEO Jonathan Baliff in a presentation this month’s Helitech show in London. Mr Baliff, who… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 18-Oct-17

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AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

AW169 helicopter scores first contract success

Leonardo announced today at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, USA that Travis County, Texas has signed a contract for three AgustaWestland AW169s for its STAR Flight program as the county-based EMS provider upgrades its helicopter fleet to more modern and capable aircraft. Travis County will be the launch customer of the… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 18-Oct-17

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Sikorsky Sponsors Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac

Sikorsky Sponsors Educational Scholarship through the MedEvac

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company (NYSE: LMT) is sponsoring its second annual Dr. Suzanne Wedel Scholarship award to the MedEvac Foundation. The $5,000 scholarship was presented at the Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) in Fort Worth, Texas. “We are honored to once again recognize Dr. Wedel’s legacy,” said Sikorsky Sales Executive for North America &… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 18-Oct-17

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Waypoint Receives Innovation Award in Tianjin

Waypoint Receives Innovation Award in Tianjin

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, has been recognized by the 6th China Air Finance Development (DFTP) Summit as the recipient of its Structured Innovation Award. The award comes as commendation for Waypoint’s establishment of a Leasing Platform in Tianjin Free Trade Zone in China.   Philip Stransky, Vice… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 18-Oct-17

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UK Aviation Services becomes a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Center

UK Aviation Services becomes a Sikorsky S76 Customer Support Center

UK Aviation Services (Eng) Limited is proud to announce that it has recently been authorised as a Sikorsky S-76 Customer Support Center with the authorisation covering all variants of the popular S-76 helicopter. The Customer Support Center Authorisation comes after considerable investment by UK Aviation Services in staff training, tools and equipment and a review… Read more »

Source: UK Aviation Services, 18-Oct-17

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DRF retains Magdeburg contract with six year extension

DRF retains Magdeburg contract with six year extension

[electronic translation] The decision has been taken: DRF Luftrettung will operate the air rescue station in Magdeburg for a further six years. This is the result of a Europe-wide re-tendering of the station carried out by the Landesverwaltungsamt Halle . The newly awarded concession for primary air rescue in Saxony-Anhalt applies for the period 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2023. “We would like… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 17-Oct-17

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Columbus Police marks 45 years flying MD Helicopters

Columbus Police marks 45 years flying MD Helicopters

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) congratulates the Columbus (Ohio) Police Department (CPD) Helicopter Unit on 45 years of exemplary service. The Columbus Police Department acquired their first two (2) of what would become six (6) E-model helicopters in 1997. Over the past 20 years these aircraft have flown 16-hours a day, 7-days a week, logging nearly… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Oct-17

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Hamilton County Sheriff receives 530F

Hamilton County Sheriff receives 530F

MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI) announces the delivery and return to service of an FAA-certified MD 530F (369FF type certification) to the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO), Cincinnati, Ohio. Operated since 1989 by HCSO as an MD 500E, this aircraft recently completed MDHI’s E-to-F Conversion program to emerge as a newly certified F-model helicopter with a… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 17-Oct-17

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IAI-ELTA to provide Helicopter SATCOM Network Systems to Key Customer

IAI-ELTA to provide Helicopter SATCOM Network Systems to Key Customer

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been awarded a significant contract by a key customer for delivering an advanced SATCOM (Satellite Communications) network system. The contract includes several dozens of airborne terminals and ground segments for medium and heavy lift helicopters. This is a follow on contract from the customer, which previously bought SATCOM terminals which… Read more »

Source: IAI, 17-Oct-17

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USAIG Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Safety Posters to the Aviation Industry

USAIG Celebrates 40 Years of Providing Safety Posters to the Aviation Industry

USAIG, one of the world’s leading aviation-specific insurance providers celebrates 40 years of creating and distributing safety posters to the aviation community – free of charge. USAIG has created more than 400 posters and distributed more than two million copies to industry members worldwide. In 1977, USAIG (United States Aircraft Insurance Group, Booth C11032) began… Read more »

Source: USAIG, 17-Oct-17

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DRF Luftrettung appoints new Chairman

DRF Luftrettung appoints new Chairman

[electronic translation]  The Supervisory Board of the DRF Foundation Luftrettung gemeinnützige AG Dr. Dr. Krystian Pracz, 48, as Chairman of the Board. He will start his work on 6 November 2017. The promoted physicist has many years of international experience in management, especially in the fields of corporate development, market and portfolio development as well as digital… Read more »

Source: DRF Luftrettung, 17-Oct-17

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GNAAS Looks to New Life Saving Techniques

GNAAS Looks to New Life Saving Techniques

The Great North Air Ambulance Service are planning to test new methods and equipment from the US on treating “non-compressible torso bleeding” before they get to hospitals. This type of injury is most common in falls and car accident patients and is very hard to treat, reports ITV.

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Safran marketing new Aneto engine to HAL

Safran marketing new Aneto engine to HAL

Safran has started with the development of their new heavy-engine, high-power helicopter engine type called Aneto. Safran is looking to supply HAL with the Aneto family, after they submitted an RFI, HAL wants to purchase the engines so they can power their home-made helicopters, reports The Hindu Business Line.

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

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Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

Uber-like helicopter taxi launches in Tokyo

AirX has announced that their new helicopter taxi service, CodeShare, is now officially available. Flights go from the Tokyo Heliport in Shinkiba to Hakone, Narita Airport and Hatsushima. A flight from Tokyo to Narita Airport comes to 59, 800 yen, reports Asiaventurepedia.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

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Indian Government starts sale of majority of Pawan Hans

Indian Government starts sale of majority of Pawan Hans

The Indian Government announced on Friday that they have started the process of selling off their stake in operator Pawan Hans.  The 51% stake will mean that the Government no longer controls the company, although the remaining 49% will stay with ONGC, the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.  ONGC was originally fully government owned, although… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Oct-17

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3rd H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

3rd H160 prototype joins the flight test campaign

The third H160 prototype (PT3) performed its maiden flight at the company’s headquarters this afternoon. PT3, with its cabin interior configuration similar to that of a serial aircraft, will contribute to certification activities and flight testing to ensure the aircraft’s level of maturity ahead of entry into service in 2019. “The third prototype incorporates a… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 16-Oct-17

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Air Medical Helicopters Fly with 1,000 Donaldson IBFs

Air Medical Helicopters Fly with 1,000 Donaldson IBFs

Over the course of a decade, the air medical community has equipped its helicopters with more than 1,000 Inlet Barrier Filter Systems (IBFs) from Donaldson Aerospace & Defense, a division of Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI). David Brigham, owner and president of AeroBrigham, a completion and customization provider, has been installing IBFs on a range… Read more »

Source: Donaldson, 16-Oct-17

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FAA approves B206 and B407 sim from Ryan-Precision JV

FAA approves B206 and B407 sim from Ryan-Precision JV

A joint venture between Precision Flight Controls (PFC) and Ryan Aerospace (Australia) has seen the development of a new, cost-effective helicopter simulator which has just received certification under Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) rules as an Advanced Aviation Training Device (AATD). The device is reconfigurable between the Bell 206 and Bell 407 but can also be… Read more »

Source: Ryan Aerospace, 16-Oct-17

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Russian Helicopters and United Helicopters sign contracts

Russian Helicopters and United Helicopters sign contracts

Within the framework of the MAKS-2017 International Aerospace Show “Russian Helicopters” holding (part of the Rostec state corporation) concluded three contracts with United Helicopters International Group on supply of 10 helicopters to Chinese operators in 2017-2018. In particular, according to the signed contracts United Helicopters will receive 5 light helicopters Ansat in medevac configuration, three… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 16-Oct-17

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Lockheed Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems

Lockheed Delivering Next-Generation Apache Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) received $337 million in orders to supply Apache Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor (M‑TADS/PNVS) systems and services to the United States, United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The awards are part of an initial task order under a new indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract signed with the U.S. Army…. Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 16-Oct-17

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VNH South receives award from JVPC

VNH South receives award from JVPC

On 25th September 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) honorably received Safety Excellent Award given by Japan Vietnam Petroleum Company (JVPC) with Recognition 19 Years Lost Time Injury Free. The award is granted to VNH South in recognition of the special contribution to JVPC for 19 continuous years of safe operations at Block 15/2… Read more »

Source: VNH South, 16-Oct-17

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OEAMTC Air Rescue and Reiser Simulation and Training sign LOI

OEAMTC Air Rescue and Reiser Simulation and Training sign LOI

In anticipation of future flight operation challenges of the Austrian Air Rescue System, OEAMTC Air Rescue focuses on pilots and technical crew members training. To not only ensure but even improve highest quality standards of flight safety, Cpt. Reinhard Kraxner and Marco Trefanitz, Managing Directors at OEAMTC signed a LOI for the provision of REISER’s… Read more »

Source: OEAMTC Air Rescue, 16-Oct-17

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US Navy orders additional APKWS rocket guidance kits

US Navy orders additional APKWS rocket guidance kits

The U.S. Navy has awarded BAE Systems a $59.5 million contract for additional APKWSTM guidance kits to transform unguided 2.75-inch (70-millimeter) rockets into laser-guided precision munitions. The new contract will enable BAE Systems to continue to meet the growing demand for cost-effective guided munitions for U.S. armed forces and allied international customers. The new award,… Read more »

Source: BAE Systems, 16-Oct-17

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Wiltshire Air Ambulance holds topping out ceremony on new air base

Wiltshire Air Ambulance holds topping out ceremony on new air base

WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance held a topping out ceremony today (Thursday 12 October) to mark the progress of the building work on its new airbase. The project is over half way through and the roof of the airbase is on, most of the exterior walls are complete and the floors are down. Representatives of Wiltshire Air… Read more »

Source: Wiltshire Air Ambulance, 16-Oct-17

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Med-Trans Director Earns AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Med-Trans Director Earns AAMS Jim Charlson Safety Award

Krista Haugen, Director of Patient Safety and Medical Risk Management for Med-Trans Corporation since 2016, has been given the prestigious 2017 Jim Charlson Safety Award by the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS). AAMS’ highest safety award, sponsored by Airbus Helicopters, Inc., recognizes individuals who make significant contributions to the enhancement, development, and promotion of… Read more »

Source: Med-Trans, 16-Oct-17

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Final Australian EC135 trainer delivered

Final Australian EC135 trainer delivered

Boeing’s delivery of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to ramp up, with the final Airbus Helicopters EC135 T2+ aircraft arriving in Australia in late August. The last aircraft delivery marks the completion of the training fleet for the program which will provide ab initio training to Royal… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 16-Oct-17

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JSSI Launches Asset Valuation Tool

JSSI Launches Asset Valuation Tool

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has launched an innovative new financial tool to provide the market with the latest data on the values of aircraft within a portfolio. The valuation tool is now live and available to customers within JSSI’s Asset Monitoring Platform… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 16-Oct-17

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BendixKing ADS-B Compliant Transponder – Helicopter Ready

BendixKing ADS-B Compliant Transponder – Helicopter Ready

BendixKing, a business unit of Honeywell (NYSE: HON), has announced that its MST 70B transponder has completed helicopter vibration testing. ACSS completed the testing for the transponder, and the new technology has passed and is ready for certification onboard commercial helicopters. In addition to helicopters, the technology is also currently available across a variety of fixed… Read more »

Source: BendixKing, 16-Oct-17

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Pilot union reacts to Bristow North Sea redundancies

Pilot union reacts to Bristow North Sea redundancies

Reacting to the news Bristow Helicopters is to make 12 pilots redundant, BALPA National Officer Mick Brade said: “The UK helicopter community has had to endure round after round of redundancies in the last few years. “This latest announcement by Bristow Helicopters of the loss of eight pilots in Shetland and four in Norwich is… Read more »

Source: BALPA, 16-Oct-17

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FAA certifies Able Aerospace to maintain AS350B2 and B3 models

FAA certifies Able Aerospace to maintain AS350B2 and B3 models

Able Aerospace Services Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, has been awarded an operations specification by the FAA to complete airframe and Level 1 engine maintenance on the Airbus Helicopters AS350B2/B3 models. The new Operating Specification addition significantly expands the capabilities of the Able Maintenance Center (AMC), established by Able to provide a full… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace, 16-Oct-17

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IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

IAI completes helicopter UAV proof of concept

Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) Unmanned systems have successfully completed a proof of concept to high officials of the defense industry and the IDF. Recently developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) the Air Hopper took a part in a demonstration that covered two scenarios, one simulating carrying a seriously-wounded soldier to a extraction point for life-saving… Read more »

Source: IAI, 16-Oct-17

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V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

V-280 Valor Achieves 100% Completion

The Bell V-280 Valor has achieved 100% build completion and moved one step closer to its first flight this fall. The V-280 is the newest revolutionary aircraft in the tiltrotor family. The V-280 Valor was selected in August 2014 to advance, build and fly an aircraft within the JMR-TD program. The V-280 has been designed… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 16-Oct-17

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Japan wants to stop US CH-53E ops indefinitely

Japan wants to stop US CH-53E ops indefinitely

The Japanese Defense Minister, Itsunori Onodera, announced last Friday that he has expectations that the US Military will suspend all CH-53E flights in Okinawa for an indefinite period. This was after the crash that occurred on Wednesday, where the aircraft caught alight during flight, reports Kyodo News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-17

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Buffalo Heliport Plans Withdrawn

Buffalo Heliport Plans Withdrawn

The plans for a heliport along Buffalo River have been withdrawn. Mike Campbell submitted plans for a heliport at the Buffalo waterfront, with the idea of offering helicopter rides in his R44 Raven II. He plans to submit a new proposal to the Buffalo Common Council though, reports Biz Journals.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Oct-17

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JSSI Introduces Advisory Services

JSSI Introduces Advisory Services

Jet Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the leading independent provider of maintenance programs to the business aviation industry, has introduced a new range of consulting services that utilizes JSSI’s global network of technical advisors and operational data collected over three decades. JSSI Advisory Services applies this technical, cross-platform expertise to inspect aircraft, perform appraisals and manage… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 13-Oct-17

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RocketRoute MarketPlace Goes Beyond Fuel & Handling

RocketRoute MarketPlace Goes Beyond Fuel & Handling

RocketRoute is delighted to welcome Air Culinaire Worldwide, Astra Aviation, Universal Private Transport and Osprey Flight Solutions to the MarketPlace as leading suppliers for catering, permits, ground transport and travel security respectively. This announcement coincides with the expansion of the marketplace to now support any category of vendor that would like to connect to the… Read more »

Source: RocketRoute, 13-Oct-17

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