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Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

Oceania Aviation receives award from MD Helicopters

As a highlight of the 2018 HAI HELI-EXPO, Oceania Aviation was honored to be recognised for its outstanding commitment and service to the MD500 single engine fleet in their region at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting at the MD Helicopters Service Centre Meeting. Presented by MD Helicopters’ Randy Schaffer, Eric Kessler, Chris Wolfe and… Read more »

Source: Oceania Aviation, 19-Mar-18

New mission systems extend the capabilities for the German Federal Police Air Support

New mission systems extend the capabilities for the German Federal Police Air Support

ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has succeeded in winning the contract issued by NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) for the German Federal Police for the fleet-wide replacement of all mission equipment in the AS332L1 “Super Puma”, EC155  and EC135 helicopters. The new mission systems will extend the wide range of capability options of the German… Read more »

Source: ESG, 19-Mar-18

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Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

Honeywell provides support to AW139 Leonardo fleets

Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE: HON) has confirmed Heliconia Group as an approved helicopter avionics dealership in North Africa. Now, owners of Leonardo Helicopters AW139 platforms equipped with Honeywell International Inc.’s technologies can service and upgrade their aircraft locally, without flying outside the African continent. With access to spares, repairs, modifications and upgrades in region, customers… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 19-Mar-18

Trakka announces SWE-400 Quad Orders

Trakka announces SWE-400 Quad Orders

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that it has received an order for five SWE-400 QUAD TrakkaCams from Western Power Distribution. Western Power Distribution is the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and South Wales of the UK, with a network comprising 220,000 km of overhead lines and underground cables, and… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 19-Mar-18

4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives

4 Key Helicopter Technologies That Will Save Lives

After analyzing dozens of helicopter accidents that resulted in fatalities for pilots and passengers, the U.S. Helicopter Safety Team (www.USHST.org) has determined that the further development and wider usage of these four flight technologies will improve safety across the helicopter industry and save lives. Develop Autopilot Equipment for Light Helicopters – Current light helicopters have… Read more »

Source: USHST, 16-Mar-18

Mid-Continent Named Authorized BendixKing Repair Partner

Mid-Continent Named Authorized BendixKing Repair Partner

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics today announced the company will continue its decades-long service partnership with BendixKing as an Authorized Repair Partner. This classification authorizes Mid-Continent to perform maintenance, repair, overhaul and exchange service on all BendixKing products. “Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics has supported BendixKing and their global customer base for more than 40 years,” said… Read more »

Source: Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, 16-Mar-18

Marine Corps Plans for Super UAS

Marine Corps Plans for Super UAS

The Marine Corps has begun their plans to develop and build a large unmanned aircraft that will be able to launch off ships. They hope that the MUX (Marine Air Ground Task Force Unmanned Aircraft System-Expeditionary) will be able to not only launch vertically off ships, but fly with a 9,500 pound payload, provide air… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-18

Charleston County Sheriff Replace Aging Bell

Charleston County Sheriff Replace Aging Bell

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office have officially revealed their new Bell 407 GX. The new helicopter will replace their aging Bell, and came to the price of $3.4 million. They are still planning to install a new FLIR infrared imaging system, reports Live 5 News.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Mar-18

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DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace certifies lightweight Bell 505 Bearpaws

DART Aerospace has recently announced Transport Canada certification of its Bell 505 Bearpaws. By far the lightest option available on the market for the 505 (as much as 35% lighter than competition), this Bearpaw kit is the ideal solution for operators performing landings on soft and uneven terrains. With the Bell 505 being the 30th… Read more »

Source: DART Aerospace, 15-Mar-18

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MD Helicopters announces scholarship recipient

MD Helicopters announces scholarship recipient

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Prescott Campus student Leah Murphy has been awarded the 2018 MD 500 Transition Training Scholarship by MD Helicopters, Inc. This unique training opportunity has a value of approximately $12,000. The MD 500 is an advanced, turbine-powered helicopter that most students are not yet qualified to fly. The week-long, one-on-one training course is held at… Read more »

Source: MD Helicopters, 15-Mar-18

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Aero Products partners with Pall Aerospace

Aero Products partners with Pall Aerospace

Aero Products has teamed up with Pall Aerospace to promote distribution of the PUREair Dry Barrier Filters. Aero Products is confident their customer will welcome the benefits of these maintenance-free FAA-PMA direct fit replacements over traditional oil-wetted filters. Airborne contamination by a helicopter engine can result in erosion, corrosion, and component wear, which add to… Read more »

Source: Aero Products, 15-Mar-18

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StandardAero Announces Plans Expansion

StandardAero Announces Plans Expansion

StandardAero Component Services has announced a significant investment and expansion at three of the company’s U.S. sites during 2018 and will increase shop capacity by a total of 260,000 square feet (sq. ft.) collectively, with expansion of facilities in Cincinnati & Hillsboro, Ohio, and Miami, Florida locations. Overall investment to fund the expansions exceeds $16… Read more »

Source: StandardAero, 15-Mar-18

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Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

Voom’s helicopter commuting service launches in Mexico City

Voom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters that was launched in 2016 as an on-demand helicopter booking platform allowing passengers to request a seat on a helicopter within minutes. By providing a more efficient transportation option to daily commuters, it aims to address challenges associated with rush-hour traffic by offering an alternative form of transportation in… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 15-Mar-18

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Leonardo boosts international growth

Leonardo boosts international growth

The Ministry of Defence of Qatar has announced a contract today for the purchase of 28 NH90 medium twin-engine multirole military helicopters. The deal was announced during the DIMDEX Exhibition in Doha in the presence of the Italian Minister of Defence Roberta Pinotti and Leonardo Chief Executive Officer Alessandro Profumo. The overall programme is valued… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 15-Mar-18

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PHI Announces Appointment of new Director to Board of Directors

PHI Announces Appointment of new Director to Board of Directors

PHI, Inc. (The Nasdaq Select Global Market: PHII (voting) PHIIK (non-voting)) announced the appointment of Alan W. Brass to its Board of Directors effective March 7, 2018. Mr. Brass has been a member of the PHI Air Medical Board of Managers since 2016, leveraging his 42 years of experience working in the healthcare industry. A… Read more »

Source: PHI, 15-Mar-18

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AAMS Board of Directors – Open Call for Region 1 Director

AAMS Board of Directors – Open Call for Region 1 Director

AAMS Region 1 Director, Scott Kirby, has accepted a position in another region; therefore he can no longer represent Region 1. We are very sorry to say good-bye to Scott, but wish him all the best in his new endeavors. Article V, Section 13 of the AAMS Bylaws stipulates how Vacancy seat may be filled:… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 15-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 15-Mar-18

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Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

Sloane Helicopters announced as new Penzance Heliport operator

Sloane Helicopters is one of the most respected operators in the UK and the family-owned business already enjoys strong Cornish connections Penzance Heliport Ltd will team with one of the UK’s leading helicopter companies to operate the new helicopter link between Penzance and the Isles of Scilly. Flights between Penzance and the islands of Tresco… Read more »

Source: Penzance Heliport, 14-Mar-18

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Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

Enstrom 280FXs accepted by the Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan

During the week of February 5th, Enstrom Helicopter Corporation completed a successful acceptance of 4 piston 280FX helicopters to Global Services and Solutions of Pakistan. A team of inspectors from Global Services & Solutions led by co-owner Mr. Abdul Khaliq Awan and Mr. Ali Muhammad led the acceptance after a week-long inspection process at the… Read more »

Source: Enstrom Helicopter Corporation, 14-Mar-18

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Airbus appoints new Distributor and Service Center in Turkey

Airbus appoints new Distributor and Service Center in Turkey

Airbus Helicopters has appointed SB Havacılık A.Ş. (SBAIR) as its new distributor and Service Center in Turkey. The Istanbul based company will represent the European manufacturer in Turkey and promote its civil product line. SBAIR was established in 2017 by Mr. Ercüment Bayegan (Bayegan Group) and Mr. Mehmet Yüksel Hocaoğlu (Swan Aviation). Bayegan Group was… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 14-Mar-18

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FX Helicopters Offers New Training Opportunities

FX Helicopters Offers New Training Opportunities

After more than a year of putting pilots through its unparalleled upset recovery course, FX Helicopters is now expanding its focus to bring an additional margin of safety to operators that has not been previously offered elsewhere. “We are looking for new ways to bring the skills and knowledge we have gained over the past… Read more »

Source: FX Helicopters, 14-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive celebrates two new Authorized Service Centers

Dallas Airmotive celebrates two new Authorized Service Centers

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announces the recent approvals of both Florida Suncoast Helicopters and Helicopter Engine Service S.A. (HESSA) as Rolls-Royce RR300 Authorized Service Centers under Dallas Airmotive’s current RR300 AMROC agreement. Through this agreement, Dallas Airmotive extends its ability to provide regional support, such as field services, to RR300… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 14-Mar-18

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UNC helicopter now based at Nash UNC Health Care

UNC helicopter now based at Nash UNC Health Care

UNC Health Care has established Nash UNC Health Care as the permanent base site for one of its medical transport helicopters.  Hospital staff celebrated the helicopter’s first landing on Thursday. “Having the helicopter and flight crew based on our Nash campus provides time-saving advantages for our patients as well as all emergency transfer patients in… Read more »

Source: UNC Health Care, 14-Mar-18

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Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

Program Executive Office for Aviation group is awarded

A group from the Program Executive Office for Aviation has been recognized by the Army for their environmental improvements to the Army’s cargo helicopter aircraft and equipment. The Secretary of the Army selected the System Safety Environmental Working Group from PEO-Aviation’s Cargo Helicopters project office to receive the Environmental Award for Excellence in Weapons System… Read more »

Source: US Army Environmental Command, 14-Mar-18

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Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

Kailash Helicopter acquires first Airbus helicopter for commercial operation

The Kailash Helicopter Service Pvt Ltd has said that the company brought its first Airbus helicopter for commercial operations in the country today. According to Company officials, the six-seater AS 350(H125) B3E chopper has been added to its fleet. The chopper with a call sign ‘9N-AML’ has landed at Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:20 PM… Read more »

Source: Aviation Nepal, 13-Mar-18

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Classic Air Medical undergoes Upgrades

Classic Air Medical undergoes Upgrades

Classic Air Medical has upgraded their helicopter features and interior, as well as changing their look from red and white to black and grey. The upgrades include a sliding patient loading system as well as airway seating for the flight nurse and paramedic, reports Post Independent.

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-18

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New Base for Airlift Northwest

New Base for Airlift Northwest

Airlift Northwest now has a new base at the Bremerton National Airport. The new base was opened in December, due to the growing population and need thereof, reports Kitsap Daily News. They will be providing emergency medical services with their Augusta A109E.  

Source: HeliHub.com, 13-Mar-18

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US Army order 35 more UH-72A Lakotas

US Army order 35 more UH-72A Lakotas

Airbus Helicopters, Inc. received a contract valued at approximately $273 million to deliver 35 additional UH-72A Lakotas for the United States Army. The $273 million contract includes the UH-72A production aircraft, associated technical and flight operator manuals and program management. This procurement is broken into two configurations: 17 UH-72A Lakotas for the Initial Entry Rotary… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-18

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Kaman appoints new AVMRO VP and General Manager

Kaman appoints new AVMRO VP and General Manager

Kaman Aerosystems (Kaman), a division of the aerospace segment of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that Darlene Smith has been appointed Vice President and General Manager of Kaman’s Air Vehicles and MRO (AVMRO) division effective April 2, 2018. In this role, Smith will lead Kaman’s aircraft OEM operations including sales, production and support of the… Read more »

Source: Kaman, 13-Mar-18

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Sterling Aviation Expands Offerings

Sterling Aviation Expands Offerings

Due to the growing need for helicopters in critical emergency and business situations, Sterling Global Aviation Logistics has expanded its global service capabilities to provide additional logistics support to the Helicopter industry worldwide. Helicopters provide vital transport services for search and rescue, emergency medical services, military, law enforcement and firefighting missions, as well as critical… Read more »

Source: Sterling Global Aviation Logistics, 13-Mar-18

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Spectrum Aeromed has STC Amendment for AW109SP

Spectrum Aeromed has STC Amendment for AW109SP

Spectrum Aeromed announced this week that they have completed production on their newest Amendment: the AgustaWestland AW109SP STC with a light weight air ambulance interior. Per the request of an industry-leading air ambulance customer operating in the Northeast, Spectrum designed and manufactured a new interior for their new AW109SP. Working closely with the medical crew… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Aeromed, 13-Mar-18

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Southeast offers part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast offers part 29 ADS-B AML-STC Solution

Southeast Aerospace, the first company to have partnered to achieve the first ADS-B STC, has announced it’s latest ADS-B solution for the Part 29 market. Southeast Aerospace has partnered with Peregrine and Air Methods (as the ODA) to provide a panel and remote mount fully integrated ADS-B solution for a variety of Part 29 airframes…. Read more »

Source: Southeast Aerospace, 13-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive welcomes new Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today that rotorcraft industry veteran, Keith Moreland, has joined the company as a Rotorcraft Regional Engine Manager to provide technical and sales support for helicopter operators in the Eastern United States region. Moreland brings more than 18 years of rotorcraft industry experience to the role,… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 13-Mar-18

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Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

Milestone Aviation sponsors HeliOffshore key safety programmes

HeliOffshore’s highly collaborative approach to enhancing the safety of offshore helicopter operations received a significant boost with a total of $60,000 raised at Milestone Aviation’s annual poker tournament. The event, held on 26th February in Las Vegas, was the fifth no-stakes poker tournament hosted by Milestone at HAI’s annual show HeliExpo. Milestone is a global… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 13-Mar-18

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Airbus comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 orders

Airbus comes out of Heli-Expo 2018 with more than 50 orders

Airbus Helicopters, the leader in the civil and parapublic helicopter market, has wrapped up Heli Expo 2018 in Las Vegas with orders for over 50 of the company’s wide range of helicopters for customers worldwide. The most anticipated sales include the H160’s launch customer as well as the first orders placed for this new-generation helicopter… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 13-Mar-18

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Afghan UH-60 pilots to train in Slovakia

Afghan UH-60 pilots to train in Slovakia

Košice Airport now houses the Slovak Training Academy (STA). Pilots from around the world are open to train at the academy. They recently added simulation training for the US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks, as well as 15 other helicopters, reports Spectator.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Early Development for New Bell Helicopter

Early Development for New Bell Helicopter

Bell are in early development stages for their new civil helicopter. It is currently in the pre-launch stage, with little information regarding what it looks like being known. Chief executive, Mitch Snyder has commented that they do not want to “reveal it until it achieves what we want it to achieve,” reports Flight Global.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

Bell to Widen Malaysian Market

Bell is looking to increase their market in Malaysia in 2018. They are planning to do this by selling their Bell 525 Relentless, Bell 429 Global Ranger and Bell 505 Jet Ranger X to both private companies and military authorities. Currently, Malaysia are using models such as the Bell 429, Bell 206 and Bell 407,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

Norway Region Says No to Heli-Tourism

Public concerns over the potential helicopter flyovers have managed to change the Eidfjord politicians’ minds. A Statkraft hydro-power company applied to use the Eidfjord helipad for tourism flights. The initial consensus was that the residents did not agree but the Eidfjord Municipality wanted to encourage tourism. However, they received a large opposition to the idea…. Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Israel prefers CH-47F to CH-53K

Israel prefers CH-47F to CH-53K

Sikorsky and Boeing are in competition to see who will provide helicopters to the Israel Air Force as they are modernizing their fleet. The IDF Ground Forces Command are planning to push Boeing’s CH-47 Chinook, rather than Sikorsky’s CH-53K King Stallion, reports JPost.

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Mar-18

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Yorkshire Air Ambulance to use virtual reality as awareness-raising tool

Yorkshire Air Ambulance to use virtual reality as awareness-raising tool

The award-winning charity is believed to be one of the first air ambulance services in the country to use fully immersive, 360-degree virtual reality (VR) as a fundraising and awareness-raising tool. Using special VR headsets, viewers can become a paramedic setting off on a mission, a patient being transferred from the helicopter to hospital, and… Read more »

Source: Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 12-Mar-18

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CASA approves our AW139 OJT journals

CASA approves our AW139 OJT journals

Our AW139 OJT journals are now CASA approved, providing a first of type solution for maintenance engineers. With the changes in Part 66 licensing in recent years and the discontinuation of SOE journals for type-rated licenses, there has been no method for attaining the first of type rating on your CASA licence. After speaking with… Read more »

Source: Helitsa, 12-Mar-18

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Schiebel wins Camcompter S-100 Contract

Schiebel wins Camcompter S-100 Contract

A fleet of Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) were commissioned by MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, to fulfill a contract with an international customer. Schiebel’s CAMCOPTER® S-100 UAS was chosen by MDA for its impressive track record of providing critical support in sea- and land-based intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions. As a… Read more »

Source: Schiebel, 12-Mar-18

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Thales awarded contract to test H145M mission capability

Thales awarded contract to test H145M mission capability

In ever more urban environments, the priority of armed forces is to reduce the risk of collateral damage, and in this ambition they can rely on Thales. The Group has been recently awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters for the test of its rocket systems to boost the H145M mission capability. This contract follows the… Read more »

Source: Thales, 12-Mar-18

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Pentagon Needs Speedier Acquisition to Stay Competitive

Pentagon Needs Speedier Acquisition to Stay Competitive

The Defense Department needs to speed its acquisition processes and allow decisions at a lower level if it wants to stay competitive, the undersecretary of defense for research and engineering said today. “The Chinese love our acquisition system, they are the biggest fans of our acquisition system that there could possibly be; they certainly don’t… Read more »

Source: Defense Aerospace, 12-Mar-18

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Vector wins UK MoD Gazelle support contract

Vector wins UK MoD Gazelle support contract

Vector Aerospace (www.vectoraerospace.com), a StandardAero company, has been awarded a contract to provide maintenance support for the UK Army Air Corps’ (AAC) Gazelle AH Mk1 helicopter fleet at its Fleetlands facility in Gosport, Hants, UK.  Work under the contract is expected to commence in April 2018, and – with Contract Extension Options – continue until… Read more »

Source: Vector Aerospace, 12-Mar-18

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Midlands Air Ambulance Makes A Flying Visit To Cheltenham Festival

Midlands Air Ambulance Makes A Flying Visit To Cheltenham Festival

Midlands Air Ambulance Charity will be operational from Cheltenham Racecourse during Cheltenham Festival between 13th and 16th March. The organisation’s H135 air ambulance will be situated on the infield during the four-day event. This is the first time an air ambulance will be located at The Festival and is part of the charity’s ongoing partnership… Read more »

Source: Midlands Air Ambulance, 12-Mar-18

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New Helicopter Business is ready for launch

New Helicopter Business is ready for launch

For Andrew Busse, the distinct sound of a helicopter rotor and the thrill of fighting fires have been lifelong interests. Today, more than 30 years later, Busse is proud to say his interests, turned passions, are now becoming a business venture. “I suppose it’s my earliest memories that started it all,” Busse recalled. “In 1988,… Read more »

Source: Black Hills Helicopters, 12-Mar-18

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CPI Aero Receives $3.8M Contract

CPI Aero Receives $3.8M Contract

CPI Aerostructures, Inc. (“CPI Aero®”) (NYSE American:CVU) announced today that it has received an amendment to an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract from Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, for the manufacture of engine cowl assemblies and support assemblies for the AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter. The contract amendment extends the period of performance by one… Read more »

Source: CPI Aero, 12-Mar-18

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Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow UK Secures Contract to Support TAQA’s UK Operations

Bristow has extended its partnership with TAQA and secured a new contract to provide helicopter offshore crew change services to support their operations to the PARAGON MSS1 in the East Shetland basin. The work began on March 2, 2018, and supports an initial estimated 18-month campaign. Bristow is working in partnership with Eastern Airways to… Read more »

Source: Bristow, 12-Mar-18

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US and French forces participate in contingency training

US and French forces participate in contingency training

Naval Special Warfare forces and the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command conducted interoperability training with French amphibious assault ship LHD Tonnerre (L9014) and USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189) in the Arabian Gulf, Feb. 6. This was the first mission for a French Mistral class LHD as a platform for U.S. special operations. The training… Read more »

Source: US Navy, 12-Mar-18

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CAE wins contract to provide S-70B training

CAE wins contract to provide S-70B training

CAE today announced that CAE USA has been awarded a contract by the United States Navy under a U.S. foreign military sale (FMS) program to provide the Brazilian Navy with a comprehensive S-70B Seahawk helicopter training system. CAE will design and manufacture two S-70B training devices:  a fixed-base S-70B operational flight trainer (OFT) to be… Read more »

Source: CAE, 12-Mar-18

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New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

New training capabilities launched for Airbus helicopters

Building world-class helicopters is only the first part of the Airbus mission; what follows is a commitment to supporting the worldwide operators who fly the company’s rotorcraft. The commitment has been further strengthened with the launch of an optimised training and flight operations service, which was announced at last week’s Heli-Expo trade show in Las… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 12-Mar-18

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Helicopter engine building in focus at HeliRussia 2018

Helicopter engine building in focus at HeliRussia 2018

Aircraft engine building is one of the most innovative and complex areas of helicopter industry and aerospace in general. New aircraft engines tech R&D can sometimes be a stimulus for general technologies progress. Considering this, the HeliRussia 2018 expo to turn special attention to helicopter engines. The business program of the expo will be featuring… Read more »

Source: Precision Aviation Group, 12-Mar-18

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HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

HeliOffshore Meetings at Heli-Expo 2018 create positive results

Senior offshore helicopter industry leaders met during the HAI HeliExpo show in Las Vegas last week to add momentum to their collaborative efforts to enhance safety through HeliOffshore. A meeting of the global offshore helicopter safety association’s Safety Strategy Panel on 26th February agreed to increase the degree of governance exercised by key stakeholders, with… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 12-Mar-18

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Airbus awarded $273M contract for procurement of 35 UH-72A aircraft

Airbus awarded $273M contract for procurement of 35 UH-72A aircraft

Airbus Helicopters Inc., Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $273,289,949 firm-fixed-price contract for procurement of 35 UH-72A aircraft. One bid was solicited with one bid received. Work will be performed in Columbus, Mississippi, with an estimated completion date of March 8, 2021.  Fiscal 2017 and 2018 aircraft procurement (Army) funds in the amount of $136,644,970 were… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 12-Mar-18

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Belgian Minister of Defence visits EDA

Belgian Minister of Defence visits EDA

Steven Vandeput, the Defence Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, visited the European Defence Agency today where he was welcomed by EDA Chief Executive Jorge Domecq. A wide range of topics related to European defence cooperation were discussed, including the Coordinated Annual Review on Defence (CARD), the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the European Defence Fund… Read more »

Source: EDA, 08-Mar-18

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MTU Aero, Sikorsky to jointly bid for German helicopter contract

MTU Aero, Sikorsky to jointly bid for German helicopter contract

Germany’s leading engine manufacturer and U.S.-based helicop-ter manufacturer Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin Company have jointly entered into an agree-ment for MTU to provide maintenance, repair and overhaul of the engines for the German Air Force with new heavy lift helicopters to replace its aging CH-53G fleet of aircraft. Sikorsky, MTU Aero Engines and GE Aviation… Read more »

Source: MTU, 08-Mar-18

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Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

Airbus Partners with TRAXXALL

TRAXXALL Technologies, providers of a highly innovative aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system, today announced a partnership with Airbus Helicopters, the world’s leading helicopter manufacturer. All new Airbus Helicopters delivered in the US and Canada will include the TRAXXALL aircraft maintenance tracking and inventory management system for one year. Additionally, TRAXXALL and Airbus Helicopters… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 08-Mar-18

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Thumby Aviation launches new scheduled service from Bengaluru

Thumby Aviation launches new scheduled service from Bengaluru

Thumby Aviation is the first helicopter service to provide heli-taxi services to in Bengaluru. They now offer a flight between Electronic City to the airport, cutting the usual 2-hour commute down to 15 minutes. Tickets cost around Rs. 4,130 per seat. The helicopter, a Bell 407, can seat up to 6 passengers, who are only… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Mar-18

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Esterline Exhibited Latest Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions and Advanced Displays

Esterline Exhibited Latest Integrated Helicopter Avionics Solutions and Advanced Displays

Esterline Avionics Systems is showcasing its advanced displays and CMC Electronics brand integrated helicopter avionics solutions at this year’s Heli-Expo in Booth #6327. Esterline’s helicopter demonstrator will feature an extensive range of the company’s core capabilities and products. Don Paolucci, Vice President, Navigation and Integrated Systems, Esterline CMC Electronics, said: “Our integrated helicopter solutions are… Read more »

Source: Esterline, 07-Mar-18

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Argus to host Flight Safety Foundation Bars Auditor Accreditation Course

Argus to host Flight Safety Foundation Bars Auditor Accreditation Course

ARGUS PROS, a subsidiary of ARGUS International, is pleased to announce it will host the Flight Safety Foundation BARS Auditor Accreditation Course in Denver March 19-21. The three-day course introduces participants to the elements of the Basic Aviation Risk Standard (BARS) Program. The course requires a good level of knowledge and experience of aviation audits… Read more »

Source: ARGUS International, 07-Mar-18

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HeliLadder debuted the new Field-Deployable Modular Maintenance Platform System

HeliLadder debuted the new Field-Deployable Modular Maintenance Platform System

HeliLadder is debuting the new Field-Deployable Modular Maintenance Platform System in booth C 2538. The MX5+ system is the only modular ladder-stand on the market. Consisting of a 5’ cantilevered base unit, the Patent-Pending design quickly converts into a 7’, 8’, or 9’ ladder-stand: complete with safety handrails and tool trays. Also on display is… Read more »

Source: HeliLadder, 07-Mar-18

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CHC Safety and Quality Summit 2018

CHC Safety and Quality Summit 2018

CHC Helicopter has issued a formal call for papers for the 2018 CHC Safety & Quality Summit, focusing on this year’s theme: Building Safety at Every Level: Does this start at the top or with front line employees? The 14th Summit will once again take place at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center, located… Read more »

Source: CHC, 07-Mar-18

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Appareo to expand ADS-B STC to include Part 27 helicopters

Appareo to expand ADS-B STC to include Part 27 helicopters

Appareo today announced plans to expand the AML-STC for the company’s Stratus ADS-B “out” transponders to include Part 27 helicopters. The company will exhibit its ADS-B products this week at the annual HAI HELI-EXPO convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Appareo has built a reputation for providing cost-effective, easily-installed certified avionics for fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft… Read more »

Source: Appareo, 07-Mar-18

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Trakka announces FAA STC for the MD500

Trakka announces FAA STC for the MD500

Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an FAA STC SR02657LA for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the MD500 helicopter variants. The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) or Trakka Control Panel (TCP). The pilot or co-pilot can… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 07-Mar-18

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Airbus partners with Blade to boost Urban Air Mobility business

Airbus partners with Blade to boost Urban Air Mobility business

Airbus Helicopters and Fly Blade, Inc. (“Blade”), a digitally-powered aviation leader servicing 22 core routes in 7 U.S. states, have signed a strategic partnership to develop new premium on-demand helicopter flight experiences, paving the way for enhanced urban air mobility solutions to benefit the future of vertical flight. “Airbus continues to develop the future of… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 07-Mar-18

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Telephonics awarded $13M contract for System Repairs on MH-60R

Telephonics awarded $13M contract for System Repairs on MH-60R

Telephonics Corp., Farmingdale, New York, is being awarded a $13,305,279 firm-fixed-price contract that provides for the establishment of core depot-level maintenance and repair capability at Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), San Diego, California, for AN/APS-153 Advance Radar Periscope Detection and Discrimination system installed on the MH-60R helicopter.  Work will be performed in Farmingdale, New York… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 06-Mar-18

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Savback Heli and Rotortrade in new partnership

Savback Heli and Rotortrade in new partnership

Rotortrade Services and Savback Helicopters are very happy to announce they are joining forces to better support customers in Northern and Eastern Europe. Rotortrade is a leading international helicopter dealer and sole global distributor of Leonardo’s pre-owned helicopters with 6 offices across the world and Savback Helicopters headquartered in Sweden, is a respected brand whose… Read more »

Source: Nordic Rotors, 05-Mar-18

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Trakka annonces FAA approval for Bell series

Trakka annonces FAA approval for Bell series

Moorabbin, Aust – Trakka Systems is pleased to announce that they have received an FAA STC SR02657LA for the installation of the A800 searchlight onto the Bell 206B/206L and B407 helicopter variants. The Certification covers the integration of the Trakka A800 searchlight, Pilot Control Interface Unit (PCIU), Control Interface Unit (CIU) and Trakka Control Pane;… Read more »

Source: Trakka Systems, 05-Mar-18

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FlightSafety appoints new Senior Director of Operations

FlightSafety appoints new Senior Director of Operations

FlightSafety International announces that Suren Meras has been promoted to Senior Director, Operations. Suren oversees FlightSafety’s pilot, dispatch and instructor training. He is also responsible for Customer Support, & Media Technology Management Operations. “Suren is a valued and respected member of our management team, and most deserving of this promotion,” said Daniel MacLellan, Senior Vice… Read more »

Source: FlightSafety, 05-Mar-18

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Anodyne and Airbus Collaborate on STC for 600W Loud Speaker System

Anodyne and Airbus Collaborate on STC for 600W Loud Speaker System

Airbus Helicopters Inc. has received a Federal Aviation Administration Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for installation of Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp.‘s (AEM) 600W Loud Speaker system on Airbus H125/ AS350B3 series helicopters. The STC represents the culmination of more than 10 months of effort by the two companies to install, integrate, and certify the loudspeaker system… Read more »

Source: AEM, 05-Mar-18

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Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT to 35 days

Dallas Airmotive reduces PW206C Engine Overhaul TAT to 35 days

Dallas Airmotive, a BBA Aviation Global Engine Services company, announced today they now offer operators a quick-turn 35-day overhaul service option for select PW206C engines onboard the AW109 Power helicopter. The quick-turn service for PW206C engines is available at Dallas Airmotive’s Dallas, TX facility through the smart-sourcing of specific engine component parts, cutting the engine’s… Read more »

Source: Dallas Airmotive, 05-Mar-18

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Demand for Honeywell HTS900 increases

Demand for Honeywell HTS900 increases

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) is seeing increased demand for its HTS900 turboshaft engine and is anticipating an additional six to eight new engines to be operating on Eagle Copters’ Eagle 407HP model by the end of the year. Eagle Copters has delivered 16 HTS900 engines to date and currently has 15 in service on three continents. Honeywell’s HTS900 supports… Read more »

Source: Honeywell, 05-Mar-18

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Sikorsky to Deliver S-70i FIREHAWK® to San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations

Sikorsky to Deliver S-70i FIREHAWK® to San Diego Fire-Rescue Air Operations

Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, signed to deliver one S-70i™ Black Hawk helicopter in a baseline configuration to the city of San Diego at the 2018 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo. Wildland fires have spread more rapidly than ever observed in the past resulting in a year-round fire season in San Diego.  “The FIREHAWK® configuration of… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 05-Mar-18

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