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Kopter to show law enforcement SH09 at APSCON

Kopter to show law enforcement SH09 at APSCON

The Airborne Public Safety Conference (APSCON) from 9 to 11 July in Louisville, KY, marks the site for the debut of Kopter’s SH09 multi-mission helicopter in an advanced public safety configuration engineered for Kopter by Metro Aviation in Shreveport, LA. Known primarily for their expertise in air-medical completions, Metro Aviation has expanded their proficiency in… Read more »

Source: Kopter, 09-Jul-18

Bristow opens new Louisiana terminal at Galliano

Bristow opens new Louisiana terminal at Galliano

Bristow Group Inc. today celebrated the grand opening of its new passenger terminal in Galliano, Louisiana. The new terminal, located at Bristow’s largest base in the Gulf of Mexico, will allow Bristow to respond to client demand while providing passengers a safe secure best-in-class facility. Bristow’s new Galliano terminal features five self-service check-in kiosks (with… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 09-Jul-18

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Helitech to focus on innovation and emerging technologies

Helitech to focus on innovation and emerging technologies

Helitech International will provide an invaluable networking, learning and sourcing experience for the European rotorcraft community when its doors open in Amsterdam this October. Run in association with the European Helicopter Association (EHA) and co-located with MRO Europe, the event will bring together leading suppliers, OEMs and some of the industry’s brightest minds, enabling operators… Read more »

Source: Helitech International, 09-Jul-18

Thales pays tribute to the Sea King

Thales pays tribute to the Sea King

As the last Sea King helicopters approach retirement a new chapter in airborne surveillance is opening. On 4 May 1982, skimming across the sea at a height of less than three metres, an Argentinian Exocet missile slammed into HMS Sheffield, which was on a scouting mission near the Falkland Islands. 20 servicemen lost their lives…. Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Jul-18

Indonesia withdraws Bo105 from UN work after concerns raise

Indonesia withdraws Bo105 from UN work after concerns raise

The Indonesian Navy will be removing their BO-105 utility helicopters from the Middle East after various sources within the UN have voiced their concern over the helicopters’ capabilities. Concerns include its inability to produce a Recognised Maritime Picture that works with other United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) patrols, its load parameters as well… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Jul-18

Russian Helicopters complete six Mi-17 overhauls

Russian Helicopters complete six Mi-17 overhauls

The Russian Helicopters holding company, a member of the Rostec State Corporation, delivered six Mi-17-1V vehicles to the border troops of the Republic of India. The vehicles were repaired by the Novosibirsk Aircraft Repair Plant (NARP). “NARP repairs Mi-8/17 type helicopters for a wide circle of foreign operators, but it was its first contract with… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 06-Jul-18

ASU Named Small Business Exporter of the Year

ASU Named Small Business Exporter of the Year

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2018 Pacific Northwest Region Small Business Exporter of the Year is Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. in Boise, Idaho. Founded in 1995, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU) is a trusted provider of integrated Night Vision Imaging Systems (NVIS) that significantly increase operational safety and improve mission capabilities for nighttime aerial… Read more »

Source: ASU, 06-Jul-18

Russian Helicopters prepare Ka-62 for flight tests

Russian Helicopters prepare Ka-62 for flight tests

Experts of the Progress Arsenyev Aviation Company of the Russian Helicopters holding company (a member of the Rostec State Corporation) prepare the flight model of the Ka-62 multirole helicopter for preliminary flight tests. Body structures of the anti-torque rotor and the tail group have been improved, and a typical design transmission has been installed. As… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 06-Jul-18

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Bajhang-Hilsa helicopter service to be initiated for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Bajhang-Hilsa helicopter service to be initiated for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims

Helicopter flight service is going to be started from Bajhang to Hilsa, aiming to provide services to the pilgrims travelling towards Kailash Mansarover at reasonable cost. Test flight will be conducted from Bajhang’s Talkot VDC Khaula to Hilsa on June 6. This service is going to be catered by Kailash Seti Tours and Travel Pvt…. Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 05-Jul-18

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Australian Chinook grounded amid cocaine ring allegations

Australian Chinook grounded amid cocaine ring allegations

The Australian Defence Force has had to ground one of its Chinook helicopter units after the accusation of a cocaine ring. The ten personnel who were tested included officers, maintenance workers, aircrew and one civilian employee. They all tested positive for traces of cocaine, amphetamines and ecstasy, while they were on the clock, reports 9… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 04-Jul-18

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Schiebel completes successful S-100 trials for the Belgian Navy

Schiebel completes successful S-100 trials for the Belgian Navy

Schiebel effectively demonstrated the exceptional search and rescue as well as maritime surveillance capabilities of the CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) from 21 June to 1 July 2018 to the Belgian Navy. Schiebel’s trials for the Belgian Navy aimed at building an enhanced knowledge base and developing a successful concept of operations for the… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 04-Jul-18

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PHI provides update on Senior Notes tender offer

PHI provides update on Senior Notes tender offer

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting); PHIIK (non-voting)) (“PHI”) announced today the early tender results of its previously-announced cash tender offer (the “Tender Offer”) to purchase any and all of the $500 million aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 5.25% Senior Notes due 2019 (the “2019 Notes”), which commenced on June 18,… Read more »

Source: PHI, 04-Jul-18

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IAI names new CEO

IAI names new CEO

The board of Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), chaired by Harel Locker, approved this evening unanimously the recommendation of IAI’s search committee and has named Major-General (Res.) Nimrod Sheffer, IAI’s Executive VP of Strategy and R&D, as IAI’s new CEO. Sheffer will replace Mr. Joseph Weiss, who is stepping down after reaching the statutory retirement age…. Read more »

Source: Israel Aerospace Industries, 04-Jul-18

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WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

WAI Scholarships Ready for Applications

At WAI’s 30th Annual International Women in Aviation Conference, at least 108 individual scholarships equaling $565,000 will be awarded. As is the tradition, these scholarships are available for both flight training and scholastic funding with specific scholarships earmarked for nearly every aspect of the aviation and aerospace community. The scholarships will be awarded during WAI’s conference,… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation, 04-Jul-18

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes UK Government lottery consultation

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance welcomes UK Government lottery consultation

The Government is recommending an increase in the maximum draw prize from its current limit of £400,000 to £500,000. The consultation also ask for views on increasing the number of tickets society lotteries can sell to a value of £100 million per year and the amount they can raise per draw to £5 million. Nicole… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 03-Jul-18

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LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

LCI expands into China with lease of three AW139s

Lease Corporation International (“LCI”), the aviation division of the Libra Group, today announces its first helicopter lease in China with the placement of three new Leonardo AW139 aircraft with Shanghai Kingwing Aviation Co. (“Kingwing”), each configured for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) operations. This latest announcement reinforces LCI’s long-held strategy of curating a balanced and diverse… Read more »

Source: Lease Corporation International, 03-Jul-18

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Russian Helicopters tests flight envelope of Ansat to 8200ft

Russian Helicopters tests flight envelope of Ansat to 8200ft

Experts of the Kazan Helicopters plant (a member of the Russian Helicopters company of the Rostec State Corporation) will test Ansat under high-mountain conditions to verify the vehicle’s operational feasibility at an altitude up to 2,500 m. As of today, the confirmed flight-level pressure altitude of Ansat does not exceed 1,000 m, i.e. it is… Read more »

Source: Rostec State Corporation, 03-Jul-18

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Garmin previews participation at Farnborough 2018

Garmin previews participation at Farnborough 2018

Garmin International, Inc. a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced a tandem cockpit experience to be unveiled at the 2018 Farnborough International Airshow, July 16-20 at the Farnborough Airport in the United Kingdom. Garmin’s business aviation, air transport and defense markets will be showcasing commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) scalable integrated flight displays, standalone avionics and flight… Read more »

Source: Garmin, 03-Jul-18

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HeliRussia provides roundup to 2018 show

HeliRussia provides roundup to 2018 show

This year HeliRussia 2018 featured 49 foreign companies among 246 total participants. The international participation remains at a traditionally high level – 19 countries were presented at the expo: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Iran, Italy, Libya, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Republic of Korea, Russia, Spain and USA. This article covers the most notable… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 03-Jul-18

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Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Taxi Aero selects SKYTRAC Real-Time Flight Data Monitoring

Costa do Sol Táxi Aéreo, a Rio de Janeiro based helicopter operator serving Brazil’s offshore and onshore oil and gas industry, has selected SKYTRAC flight data monitoring with real-time exceedance alerts for their S-76 fleet. “Costa do Sol is committed to meeting and exceeding industry safety standards. SKYTRAC provides a full service solution with real-time… Read more »

Source: SKYTRAC, 03-Jul-18

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Bell Boeing awarded $4,192M contract for the manufacture of 78 tiltrotor aircrafts

Bell Boeing awarded $4,192M contract for the manufacture of 78 tiltrotor aircrafts

Bell Boeing JPO, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $4,191,533,822 for modification P00008 to convert the previously awarded V-22 tiltrotor aircraft advance acquisition contract (N00019-17-C-0015) to a fixed-price-incentive-fee multiyear contract.  This contract provides for the manufacture and delivery of 39 CMV-22B aircraft for the Navy; 34 MV-22B aircraft for the Marine Corps; 1 CV-22B for the Air… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jul-18

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Lockheed awarded $288M contract for Apache Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems

Lockheed awarded $288M contract for Apache Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems

Lockheed Martin Corp., Orlando, Florida, was awarded a $288,347,355 modification (0006) to domestic and foreign military sales (United Arab Emirates) contract W52P1J-17-D-0043 for Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor Systems, subcomponent production, and technical services for the Apache attack helicopter. Work will be performed in Orlando, Florida, with an estimated completion date of… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 02-Jul-18

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United Airlines partners with Heliflite to entice passengers to Newark Airport

United Airlines partners with Heliflite to entice passengers to Newark Airport

United Airlines and Heliflite have joined together to offer helicopter flights to or from Newark Airport to three Manhattan helipads. The service saves time as its beats the traffic, as well as provides a lift to the terminal. The prices range from $2,099 for up to three people, to $2,199 for up to six people,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters

The Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) of South Korea has recently launched a tender for 12 helicopters for the Republic of Korea Navy (ROK Navy). ROK Navy hopes to be operational by 2020 with the new helicopters. Proposals will be accepted until 28 September 2018. The candidates that are in the running for the $400… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Black Hawk bid for Romanian Army includes new maintenance centre

Black Hawk bid for Romanian Army includes new maintenance centre

The Romanian Army is looking to purchase 70-80 military helicopters in the next 15 years. In the running for the contract are Lockheed, Bell and Airbus. Bell and Airbus both offer to build helicopters within Brasov for the army. Lockheed however is offering to renovate the Romanian company Romaero Bucharest into a new maintenance and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Polish military helicopter procurement in disarray

Polish military helicopter procurement in disarray

Poland has had numerous issues with their procurement programme for new helicopters for its armed forces, with the most recent change in events being the announcement that the programmed was being “shelved.” The initial tender began in 2012 for 70 helicopters, but was reduced to 50 in 2015. The agreement was cancelled due to a… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Taiwan puts first Apache brigade into service

Taiwan puts first Apache brigade into service

After Wednesday 11 July, the Republic of China Army 601st Air Cavalry Brigade will become the first to have a fully equipped Boeing AH-64E Apache brigade. The ceremony will be officiated by the Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The brigades sister unit, the US Army’s 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, will be attending the ceremony as well,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Morocco considering Apache purchase

Morocco considering Apache purchase

Morocco is looking into purchasing Apache AH-64 helicopters to update their attack helicopter fleet. This acquisition will help with the regional arms race they have with Algeria, reports North Africa Post.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Bell delivers 100th 505 JetRanger X

Bell delivers 100th 505 JetRanger X

On Tuesday, June 26, Bell completed its 100th delivery of the Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to Hunt Companies for corporate travel. Bell revealed its first customer delivery for the Bell 505 at HAI Heli-Expo 2017 and continues to receive international interest. Before the delivery, Mirabel facility employees gathered around the aircraft to commemorate this… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 02-Jul-18

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Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

Night Vision Veteran Joins ASU Team

Aviation Specialties Unlimited, Inc. (ASU), announced this week that Chad St. Francis has joined ASU as the new director of business development for military programs. After he served the United States Army for 22 years, Chief Warrant Officer 4 St. Francis, master Army aviator,  retired from active duty in 2008. He served in several duty assignments… Read more »

Source: ASU, 02-Jul-18

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HAL does first ground run on Dhruv for Indian Coast Guard

HAL does first ground run on Dhruv for Indian Coast Guard

The first green helicopter earmarked for Indian Coast Guard has completed its build with installation of basic systems and had a successful maiden ground run here today. It was handed over to the Rotary Wing R&D Centre, a design house of HAL for integration and certification of 19 new systems. Director General Rajendra Singh, Indian… Read more »

Source: HAL, 02-Jul-18

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Heli-Union received recognition award

Heli-Union received recognition award

Heli-Union has been awarded a recognition award by Total E&P Myanmar during TEPM annual QHSE meeting in Yangon, Myanmar. The recognition award was granted to Heli Union in appreciation of no personnel injury and no incident within the 12 rolling months (May 2017 to April 2018) for its offshore helicopter services in Myanmar. Thierry Festucci,… Read more »

Source: Heli-Union, 02-Jul-18

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EASA takes on new responsibilities

EASA takes on new responsibilities

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) welcomes the adoption by the Council of the European Union of updated aviation safety rules for Europe which include a new mandate for EASA. This new mandate consolidates EASA’s scope to cover the full spectrum of the aviation landscape and reinforces the European aviation system as a whole, with… Read more »

Source: EASA, 02-Jul-18

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Marine Corps adds MV-22 Osprey

Marine Corps adds MV-22 Osprey

Marine Corps Systems Command is enhancing Marines’ ability to communicate in the air with a new iteration of Networking On-the-Move, or NOTM.In May 2015, the first NOTM-Airborne Increment I (also known as the Hatch-Mounted Satellite Communication Antenna System) was fielded to Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Forces. It provides embarked ground personnel real-time access to… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 02-Jul-18

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Hungary orders 20 H145Ms

Hungary orders 20 H145Ms

The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has ordered 20 H145M military helicopters equipped with the innovative HForce weapon management in the frame of the military modernisation programme Zrinyi 2026. Together with the helicopters, Airbus will provide an extensive training and support package. “We are honoured to be of service – once more – to the Hungarian Ministry of Defence whom we today… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 02-Jul-18

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NBAA Urges Members to Conduct Careful Tax-Reform Planning

NBAA Urges Members to Conduct Careful Tax-Reform Planning

With passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, NBAA is urging members to carefully review provisions that impact business aviation as they conduct tax planning. Last year, as Congress debated tax reform, NBAA successfully advocated for several provisions that are having a positive impact, such as the extension of 100-percent bonus depreciation to used… Read more »

Source: NBAA, 02-Jul-18

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Air Ambulance Aeromedical conference a success

Air Ambulance Aeromedical conference a success

Delegates have travelled from across the UK to attend the annual Aeromedical Conference organised by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT). The theme for the event, sponsored by Specialist Aviation Services, Leonardo Helicopters and Anglia Ruskin University was `Paediatrics – Our Care, Their Future’. Speakers focussed on the causes, prevalence and changing face of paediatric… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 02-Jul-18

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Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing Chinook Block II Program Moves to Final Assembly

Boeing [NYSE: BA] and the U.S. Army celebrated a major CH-47F Block II program milestone with the loading of the first engineering and manufacturing development (EMD) helicopter into final assembly on June 27. “The CH-47F Block II represents tomorrow’s heavy lift readiness for the United States Army and her allied partners,” said Col. Greg Fortier,… Read more »

Source: Boeing, 02-Jul-18

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Armenian Helicopters Certified to start Operations

Armenian Helicopters Certified to start Operations

Armenian Helicopters was given the green light to start operations after it was certified by the Main Civil Aviation Administration. The MCAA has said that Armenian Helicopters will also be operating charter flights with an Airbus EC130T2 as well as a Robinson R66 in the future, reports ARKA.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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New Vanderbilt LifeFlight Base

New Vanderbilt LifeFlight Base

Vanderbilt LifeFlight had a ribbon cutting ceremony at Humboldt’s Municipal Airport to celebrate their new base. The new emergency helicopter base, costing around $10 million, is now the second in West Tennessee, with the other situated in Henry County, reports Jackson Sun.

Source: HeliHub.com, 02-Jul-18

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Boeing awarded $81M contract for the manufacture of 4 MH-47G aircraft

Boeing awarded $81M contract for the manufacture of 4 MH-47G aircraft

The Boeing Co., Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, was awarded an $80,729,096.00 cost-plus-fixed-fee delivery order for four new build MH-47G rotary wing aircraft.  This action is required to satisfy an urgent need to sustain U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) heavy assault, rotary wing aircraft and to mitigate the impact of the MH-47G aircraft availability in light of increased… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 29-Jun-18

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NHV wins contract in Gambia with two H155s

NHV wins contract in Gambia with two H155s

FAR Gambia Ltd have recently awarded offshore operator NHV a contract for the Provision of Helicopter Transport Services out of Banjul (Gambia).  The Belgian based operator has said that they will be using two H155s to cover the work required. Australian-owned FAR expanded its West African exploration portfolio in March 2017 in the offshore Mauritania-Senegal-Guinea-Bissau… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 29-Jun-18

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Dart firefighting bucket enters test phase

Dart firefighting bucket enters test phase

Towards the end of February, at the 2018 Heli-Expo show, DART launched its new firefighting bucket. The bucket, in its red, black and white colors, hung proudly at DART’s booth for everyone to get a first glimpse at DART’s entry into the firefighting market. To no one’s surprise, the unveiling of the bucket made a… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 29-Jun-18

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Airbus Delivers Four H125s to Nova Scotia

Airbus Delivers Four H125s to Nova Scotia

Airbus has delivered four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR), completing the province’s air fleet renewal, following a competitive bid in 2016. Airbus delivers four H125 helicopters to Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources (NSDNR). The aircraft will increase service capacity for NSDNR missions including search and rescue, forestry programs, wildlife… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 29-Jun-18

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China approves BLR FastFin for H125

China approves BLR FastFin for H125

BLR Aerospace today announced that the Civil Aviation Administration of China has validated the Supplemental Type Certificate for the H125 FastFin® System, clearing the way for installation of FastFin on Airbus H125 helicopters in China. It is the first FastFin System to be validated in China, according to BLR President Mike Carpenter.“We are pleased to continually… Read more »

Source: BLR Aerospace, 29-Jun-18

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USS Coronado Underway for MQ-8C Fire Scout Testing

USS Coronado Underway for MQ-8C Fire Scout Testing

USS Coronado (LCS 4) began underway operational testing of the Navy’s newest unmanned helicopter, the MQ-8C Fire Scout, off the coast of San Diego, June 15.The operations are a continuation of MQ-8C operational testing that began in April. This next phase is testing the MQ-8C’s ability to operate concurrently with other airborne assets and littoral… Read more »

Source: USS Coronado, 29-Jun-18

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Guardian Flight Names New Safety Director

Guardian Flight Names New Safety Director

Guardian Flight Inc. appointed Steve Kelly Director of Safety for the leading air medical transport company. As a member of the Executive Management Team, Kelly reports to Fred Buttrell, Guardian Flight President and President and CEO of Air Medical Group Holdings (AMGH), which is Guardian Flight’s parent company.   Kelly is based in the company’s… Read more »

Source: Guardian Flight, 29-Jun-18

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CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

CybAero Files for Bankruptcy

CybAero, a Swedish UAV manufacturer has had to file for bankruptcy after their deal with China to sell 20 drones fell through. The deal was expected to bring in a large amount of money to help the struggling company. The deal fell through as the Swedish government blocked the sale, retracting CybAero’s clearance to export… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-18

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CareFlight Celebrates 35 Years in Miami Valley

CareFlight Celebrates 35 Years in Miami Valley

CareFlight celebrates their 35th anniversary at the Vectren Dayton Air Show. The company has helped save the lives of many in Miami Valley, with their four Dauphin helicopters available 24/7, reports WDTN.

Source: HeliHub.com, 28-Jun-18

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H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

H125 and H130 benefit from 25% engine TBO extension

Airbus H125 and H130 helicopter customers will get a boost in their operations thanks to a significant reduction in direct maintenance costs for the Safran Arriel 2D engine, which equips both single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % of the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 28-Jun-18

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Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Airbus and Safran roll out major competitiveness boost to H125 and H130

Safran has significantly reduced direct maintenance costs of its Arriel 2D engine, which equips both Airbus H125 and H130 helicopters. This competitiveness boost will benefit to customers who operates those single engines. The two main improvements provided by Safran are the extension of 25 % the time between overhaul (TBO) to 5,000 hours for new… Read more »

Source: Safran Helicopter Engines, 28-Jun-18

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Plans Underway for WAI Girls in Aviation Day 2018

Plans Underway for WAI Girls in Aviation Day 2018

Women in Aviation International’s network of more than 115 chapters, corporate members, and partners, are making their plans for individual events for Girls in Aviation Day 2018. Celebrated worldwide, Girls in Aviation Day is now in its fourth year as a global event and is designed to introduce and educate girls 8 to 17 years… Read more »

Source: Women in Aviation International, 28-Jun-18

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EASA Certified AS350 Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

EASA Certified AS350 Retrofittable Crash-Resistant Fuel Tank

StandardAero announced today the attainment of European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification for their retrofittable crash-resistant fuel tank (CRFT) system for the Airbus Helicopters AS350 and EC130 family of light single helicopters.  The newly approved CRFT was developed in partnership with Robertson Fuel Systems, the leader in the design and manufacture of fuel containment systems. … Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 28-Jun-18

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Bell Boeing Awarded $10M contract for V-22 Software Updates

Bell Boeing Awarded $10M contract for V-22 Software Updates

Bell Boeing Joint Program Office, Amarillo, Texas, is awarded $10,097,044 for modification P00006 to a previously issued delivery order (N001917F1011) placed against basic ordering agreement N00019-17-G-0002.  This modification provides for the procurement of software updates to address capability defect packages in support of the V-22 aircraft.  Work will be performed in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania (92… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 27-Jun-18

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Thailand to acquire at least six new attack helicopters

Thailand to acquire at least six new attack helicopters

The Royal Thai Army is looking to purchase 6 new attack helicopters. The announcement to replace their aging Bell AH-1F Cobras came at a press conference on June 12, reports JANE IHS. Helicopters that are under consideration include the Mil Mi-28, Kamov Ka-52, Boeing AH-64 Apache, Bell AH-1Z Viper, Airbus Helicopters’ Tiger, Harbin Aircraft Industry… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-18

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Airbus have sold 21 ex-CHC H225s to Ukraine

Airbus have sold 21 ex-CHC H225s to Ukraine

Following our detailed analysis of the H225/AS332L2 fleet movements yesterday there is one other key contract for H225s which we can now provide more details to. In late May, the French Government announced that Airbus signed a €555 million ($643M) deal with Ukraine for 55 helicopters.  The Ukraine Government have said that this covers 24… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-18

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Airbus H225s finding new homes onshore

Airbus H225s finding new homes onshore

It is a widely held view that the H225 (and AS332L2) has no future in the offshore oil and gas market after a “perfect storm” of two key factors which grounded the type from civilian operations worldwide.  HeliHub.com estimates 126 H225s and AS332L2s are currently in storage around the world, as well as eight Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 26-Jun-18

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Vertical Flight Society, aka AHS celebrates 75th Birthday

Vertical Flight Society, aka AHS celebrates 75th Birthday

Seventy-five years ago today, the pioneers of the helicopter industry joined together and established a non-profit to advance vertical flight technology: the American Helicopter Society (AHS) was incorporated on June 25, 1943.  For 75 years, the organization has been working to advance vertical flight aircraft of all types and recently announced its name change to… Read more »

Source: Vertical Flight Society, 26-Jun-18

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Arista Aviation Installs Becker DVCS6100 on UH-60

Arista Aviation Installs Becker DVCS6100 on UH-60

Becker Avionics is pleased to announce that Arista Aviation has installed the Becker Digital Voice Communication System (DVCS) 6100 Digital Audio System into one of their UH-60A demonstration medium lift helicopters.  “We selected the Becker Avionics DVCS for our digital communications needs in the cockpit and cabin. The proven reliability, reputation for excellent customer service… Read more »

Source: Becker Avionics, 26-Jun-18

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Air Medic wins 18 month contract with Quebec Government

Air Medic wins 18 month contract with Quebec Government

[electronic translation] Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, today announced that a helicopter medical transportation pilot project between some of the network’s facilities will be put in place for a period of 18 months. The announcement was attended by the Executive Vice President of Airmedic Inc., Ms.Sophie Larochelle . The Sacré-Cœur Hospital of the Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal… Read more »

Source: Office of the Minister of Health and Social Services, 26-Jun-18

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NIAS and NIAS jointly issued a Spring Review Report of HEMS

NIAS and NIAS jointly issued a Spring Review Report of HEMS

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service (NIAS) and the charity Air Ambulance Northern Ireland (AANI), have jointly issued a Spring Review Report of the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, revealing positive progress in meeting the objective to deliver a doctor/ paramedic service as a partnership. The report reviews the performance of the service against agreed objectives, service… Read more »

Source: AANI, 26-Jun-18

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Northrop Grumman awarded $15M contract for MH-60S ALMDS fabrication

Northrop Grumman awarded $15M contract for MH-60S ALMDS fabrication

Northrop Grumman Corp. Aerospace Systems, Melbourne, Florida, is awarded a $15,301,379 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded contract (N00024-15-C-6318) to exercise options for fabrication, integration, testing, system production and delivery of peculiar support equipment for the Airborne Laser Mine Detection System (ALMDS) program. ALMDS detects, classifies and localizes near-surface, moored sea mines. The ALMDS is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 25-Jun-18

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Airbus delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus delivers first H145s to Rega

Airbus Helicopters has delivered the first two of a total of six H145 helicopters to Swiss Air-Rescue Rega. These will replace Rega’s existing fleet of EC145 helicopters, which will be phased out by mid-2019. The first H145 helicopter is expected to be deployed at the Bern base in October. Over a period of 15 years, the… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 25-Jun-18

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Maverick Helicopters joins air program for Burning Man 2018

Maverick Helicopters joins air program for Burning Man 2018

Maverick Helicopters has announced it will be joining the Burner Express Air program to provide helicopter transfers from Atlantic Aviation RNO at Reno-Tahoe International Airport direct to Burning Man at Black Rock City Municipal Airport from Sunday, August 26 through Monday, September 3. “We have been coordinating with Burner Express Air to provide Burning Man attendees with more transportation options,”… Read more »

Source: Maverick Helicopters, 25-Jun-18

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Biggin Hill Airport sets up Heli shuttle in New York

Biggin Hill Airport sets up Heli shuttle in New York

London Biggin Hill and Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the premier executive helicopter company, are announcing the launch of the New York Heli Shuttle, establishing even closer links between the US and UK business capitals. Industry-leading AAG, which has been operating for more than 25 years, has the largest fleet of Sikorsky S-76® helicopters in the northeast… Read more »

Source: AAG, 25-Jun-18

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Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Offshore Helicopter Industry Leaders Speak On Next Steps to Enhance Safety

Leading companies and stakeholders in the offshore oil industry are more united than ever before in their resolve to enhance safety. In a new video filmed at HeliOffshore’s recent annual conference, senior leaders from operators, oil companies, manufacturers and leasing companies explain how the path is clear to implementing safety improvements that can save lives. The… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 25-Jun-18

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Eagle Australasia appointed Garmin Authorised Dealer

Eagle Australasia appointed Garmin Authorised Dealer

Eagle Australasia are bringing the Garmin product range direct from the factory to their customers after the internationally renowned manufacturer named Eagle an Authorised Dealer in the Asia Pacific.  Operators in the region will have greater access to local technical parts and support for the Garmin product range, thereby reducing operator costs and AOG time. “With… Read more »

Source: Eagle Australasia, 22-Jun-18

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CopterSafety upgrades AW139 simulator with Phase 7 avionics

CopterSafety upgrades AW139 simulator with Phase 7 avionics

Since our launch four years ago, we have been working to improve the safety of helicopter operations globally. This represents one more step towards our goal, strengthening our offering to our customers. We are continuing to improve our operational effectiveness according to our growth strategy. We are happy to now serve our AW139 customers with… Read more »

Source: CopterSafety, 22-Jun-18

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Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Australian Army extends contract with Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins has been selected by the Australian Army to provide extended avionics support for its fleet of CH-47F Chinook helicopters through a performance-based logistics (PBL) contract. The agreement extends to 2020, providing field service engineering, program management, logistics service and repair and overhaul for the Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS)components installed on the aircraft and… Read more »

Source: Rockwell Collins, 22-Jun-18

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First Female Pilot for Colombian Army

First Female Pilot for Colombian Army

The Colombian Army Aviation Branch have recently gained their first female helicopter pilot. Second Lieutenant Viviana Yesenia Forero Moncada finished her nine months of training at the Armed Forces Helicopter School in Bogotá. 2nd Lt. Forero is now equipped to fly the Bell TH-67 Creek helicopter, and is paving the way for inclusion of women… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 21-Jun-18

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CHC announce keynote speaker for Safety & Quality Summit

CHC announce keynote speaker for Safety & Quality Summit

CHC Helicopter has announced that Alison Levine, team captain of the first American Women’s Everest Expedition, will join hundreds of delegates and speakers at the 14th annual CHC Safety & Quality Summit as the keynote speaker at the event’s gala dinner evening. The gala dinner, a memorable highlight of the Summit, brings together a significant portion… Read more »

Source: CHC, 21-Jun-18

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Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On-Demand Mobility

Bell and Safran Announce Shared Vision for On-Demand Mobility

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced today at the Future of Transportation World Conference a newly formed collaboration with Safran (Euronext Paris: SAF) on the development of innovative hybrid electric power system solutions to support Bell’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept. “Bell is at the forefront of on-demand mobility – ushering a new… Read more »

Source: Bell Flight, 21-Jun-18

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Mi-171A2 is Planned to be Certified in India

Mi-171A2 is Planned to be Certified in India

Russian Helicopters has initiated work on recognition (validation) of the type certificate of the latest Mi-171A2 helicopter in India. At present, negotiations with the aviation authorities of the country (DGCA) on the certification procedure are underway. “Taking into account high potential of cooperation with India in the field of civil aviation, we consider further development… Read more »

Source: State Corporation Rostec, 21-Jun-18

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Rampart Helicopter Services aims to correct Colorado zoning violation

Rampart Helicopter Services aims to correct Colorado zoning violation

County commissioners and Rampart Helicopter services have still not reached an agreement after their mitigation meeting on June 12. Rampart works as a fire fighting service in the county, owned by Jeff Armstrong. The operation is based on unincorporated land, which is zoned as Agriculture One. Armstrong has a permit which allowed him to build… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jun-18

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Helipad Ceremony for Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation

Helipad Ceremony for Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation

The Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Foundation held a ground-breaking ceremony recently for a new helipad. The helipad has been made possible by donations and funding by the community, and they only have $150,000 left to raise of their $616,000 goal, reports DL Online.

Source: HeliHub.com, 20-Jun-18

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