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Bell to exhibit at 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell to exhibit at 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announced its show plans for the 2017 Army Aviation Mission Solutions Summit in Nashville, Tenn., April 26-28, 2017. The company will display its full-size mockup of the Bell V-280 Valor next generation aircraft, as well as the newly introduced Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor model. “The Army Aviation Summit… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Apr-17

New Contract of Helicopter Service between Vietsovpetro and VNH

New Contract of Helicopter Service between Vietsovpetro and VNH

On 06/04/2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South) and Vietsovpetro Joint Venture (VSP) had signed the renewal Helicopter Service Contract for the period 2017 – 2019 with participation of their Board of Directors and functional Departments. Vietsovpetro has always been the biggest client during 32 years and contributed nearly 40% to the total flying hours… Read more »

Source: VNH, 19-Apr-17

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VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

VNH Helicopters perform ferry flights to Indonesia for Firefighting Service

On 27th March 2017, Southern Vietnam Helicopter Company (VNH South)’s two Mi-172 helicopters bearing call signs VN-8427 and VN-8428 safely landed in Pekanbaru, Indonesia. This year is the second year that VNH South signed a wet lease contract with Komala Company (Indonesia) for supplying firefighting service for Indonesian Government. VNH South provides four Mi-172 with full… Read more »

Source: VNH, 19-Apr-17

Able merges its two parts into one as Able Aerospace Services

Able merges its two parts into one as Able Aerospace Services

Able Engineering & Component Services Inc. and Able Aerospace Inc. have merged into a single entity named Able Aerospace Services, Inc. The change caps off a progression that began with the company’s early 2016 acquisition by Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company. “Able has always worked from one overarching mission, which is to safely reduce aircraft… Read more »

Source: Able Aerospace Services, 19-Apr-17

Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation sign for two Bell 505s

Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation sign for two Bell 505s

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and Hubei Tongcheng General Aviation Co. Ltd. announced today a signed purchase agreement for two Bell 505 helicopters during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The customer will use the two aircraft for agriculture pesticide management missions. “We were thrilled to begin delivery of the… Read more »

Source: Bell Helicopter, 19-Apr-17

Presidential Approval for Indo-Russian JV

Presidential Approval for Indo-Russian JV

President Vladimir Putin has finally given his approval for an Indo-Russian joint venture for the production of 200 Kamov military helicopters. The deal, signed in 2015 for $1 billion, is between Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Russian Helicopters and Rosoboronexport. They have yet to sign the MoU, reports Press Trust of India.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

Phelps Air Launch in PCRMC

Phelps Air Launch in PCRMC

Phelps County Regional Medical Centre (PCRMC) will soon be launching Phelps Air, a new helicopter service that will be used throughout Rolla and Missouri areas. They will be working with Air Methods to provide this medical service. The new helicopter, a Bell 407 GXP, will be stationed at the PCRMC base in Rolla. It is… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

New Robinson Service Centre from Mid-Continent

New Robinson Service Centre from Mid-Continent

Mid-Continent Aviation Services is now an authorized service centre for Robinson Helicopter Co. They have had to invest in equipment and helicopter parts, as well as training for their staff in their air-frame and power plant. Director of Maintenance, Pete Galusha has said that Allen Zon, DWTA Helicopters owner, helped their pursuit in becoming the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

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Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Questioning Over the Use of Police Helicopter in Fundraiser

Ben Gray, Omaha City Council President, has begun to question the police about their helicopter rides. The police department has been offering helicopter flights to the highest bidder in order to help fund-raise for Roncalli Catholic High School, reports Washington Times.

Source: HeliHub.com, 18-Apr-17

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Airbus and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

Airbus and IAR sign an exclusive agreement for the H215M in Romania

Airbus Helicopters and IAR have signed a general agreement for an exclusive cooperation for the heavy twin engine H215M multi-role helicopter. Under this general agreement IAR will become the prime contractor for the H215M for any future order by the Romanian Ministry of Defense to replace their ageing fleet. “We are proud to have signed… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-17

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Air BP in collaboration with RocketRoute announces agreement with WingsOverAsia

Air BP in collaboration with RocketRoute announces agreement with WingsOverAsia

Air BP, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, in collaboration with aviation services company RocketRoute, today announces an agreement with WingsOverAsia (WOA). WOA is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO) and licenced ground handling agent based at Singapore Seletar Airport. The agreement, effective immediately, offers benefits for the customers of all three companies. WOA… Read more »

Source: Air BP, 18-Apr-17

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CAMTS raises standards with increasing IIMC requirements

CAMTS raises standards with increasing IIMC requirements

In keeping with CAMT’s values of continuously improving accreditation standards to improve patient care and safety of transport, the next revision to the CAMTS Standards will encourage additional helicopter Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) training requirements.  The draft of the recommendation, to be incorporated into the 11th Edition of the CAMTS Standards, will require quarterly Inadvertent… Read more »

Source: CAMTS, 18-Apr-17

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Airbus spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus spotlights latest rotorcraft technologies at Rotorcraft Asia

Airbus Helicopters will showcase its comprehensive range of rotary wing products and technologies at next week’s Rotorcraft Asia.  The inaugural tradeshow dedicated to the growing Asia Pacific helicopter market, will take place at Singapore’s Changi Exhibition Centre from 18 to 20 April 2017. Taking centre stage as the largest exhibitor at this regional event, Airbus… Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 18-Apr-17

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CHC Group Emerges from Court-Supervised Restructuring

CHC Group Emerges from Court-Supervised Restructuring

CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced that it has successfully concluded its financial restructuring and emerged from Chapter 11 as its court-confirmed Plan of Reorganization (the “Plan”) went into effect on March 24, 2017. With the support of its creditors and stakeholders, CHC completed its court-supervised financial restructuring process and emerged as a… Read more »

Source: CHC Group, 18-Apr-17

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Heli-One Meets Super Puma Exchange Demand

Heli-One Meets Super Puma Exchange Demand

Heli-One, a leading global provider of helicopter maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services, has recently completed Airbus AS332 dynamic component exchanges with a customer in Puerto Rico. The aircraft’s main gearbox and main rotorhead were also recently overhauled at Heli-One’s facilities. The availability of the components allowed the customer to continue to provide services for… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 18-Apr-17

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Sundance Helicopters and Exotic Driving Experiences Launch ’Heli & Horsepower’

Sundance Helicopters and Exotic Driving Experiences Launch ’Heli & Horsepower’

Sundance Helicopters, Inc., the most experienced and highest-rated experiential tourism company in Las Vegas, has partnered with Exotic Driving Experiences for the “Sundance Heli & Horsepower Experiences” tours geared towards those looking for a thrilling adventure during their Las Vegas vacation. “Visitors from all over the world can now experience something unique,” said Jim Greiner,… Read more »

Source: Sundance Helicopters, Inc., 18-Apr-17

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PhilJets Confirms Addition of Airbus H130, H145, and Bell 407 Helicopters in Its Fleet

In line with its plans of holding a stronger position in the aviation industry here in Asia, PhilJets Group confirms during the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), happening on April 11 to 13, 2017, the delivery of its latest addition of Bell 407 GXP Helicopter to its fleet this month. In addition, PhilJets… Read more »

Source: Philjets, 18-Apr-17

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Coachella-Copter By Brand X Aviation Departing Now

Coachella-Copter By Brand X Aviation Departing Now

Los Angeles-based helicopter charter service Brand X Aviation to offer luxury VIP helicopter service to and from this weekend’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA in its twin-engine Sikorsky S76 helicopter. “We are thrilled to be back this year offering this luxury experience to the faithful Coachella goers.  Starting the festival off… Read more »

Source: Brand X Aviation, 18-Apr-17

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Leonardo’s AW169 Helicopter selected by The Argentine National Gendarmerie

Leonardo’s AW169 Helicopter selected by The Argentine National Gendarmerie

Leonardo announced at the LAAD exhibition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an order for an AgustaWestland AW169 by the Argentine National Gendarmerie in support of law enforcement and border patrol operations, expanding the presence of Leonardo in the highly competitive Argentinian government sector. Delivery of the AW169 to the Argentine National Gendarmerie is expected in the second half of 2017 and follows the first commercial AW169s to enter service in… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 18-Apr-17

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UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2017

UK AAIB Bulletin – April 2017

The monthly bulletin from the Air Accidents Investigation Branch has been released. This month’s issue does not refer to any helicopters and this update is included in HeliHub.com for completeness

Source: AAIB, 17-Apr-17

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Anaheim Police Department Receives Third Helicopter

Anaheim Police Department Receives Third Helicopter

Anaheim Police Department has recently received the approval from City Council to purchase a 2006 Airbus AS350 B2 helicopter for $538,750. They already have two of the same models, which are based at Fullerton Municipal Airport that are operated by the Air Support Division Patrol. $260,000 has been allocated to the helicopter in order for… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-17

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Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

Leonardo Offers AW139M for Czech RFP

The Czech Republic will soon be releasing a request for proposals (RFP) for a new fleet. They are looking for a multi-role rotorcraft that will meet the technical, cost and performance requirements. The procurement will also mean the replacement of the Mil Mi-24s. Leonardo has come forward with the proposal of its AW139M, saying that… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 12-Apr-17

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MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes first test period aboard LCS

The Navy’s MQ-8C Fire Scout returned from USS Montgomery (LCS-8) April 11 after completing initial testing aboard a littoral combat ship. The Fire Scout test team along with Navy Sailors (aboard the USS Montgomery) conducted dynamic interface testing to verify the MQ-8C launch and recovery procedures and test interoperability between the unmanned helicopter and the ship…. Read more »

Source: US Navy, 12-Apr-17

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FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases

FAA Restricts Drone Operations Over Certain Military Bases

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to address national security concerns about unauthorized drone operations over 133 military facilities. This is the first time the agency has instituted airspace restrictions that specifically apply… Read more »

Source: FAA, 12-Apr-17

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Bell and United Rotorcraft Deliver First EMS Helicopter in China

Bell and United Rotorcraft Deliver First EMS Helicopter in China

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, and United Rotorcraft announced today the delivery of a Bell 429 to Reignwood Investment, Ltd., (Reignwood). The aircraft will serve as the first Bell helicopter for Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) missions in China. “We are proud to partner with United Rotorcraft to deliver the first HEMS Bell 429 to… Read more »

Source: Textron, 12-Apr-17

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Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Panama’s SENAN AW139 Fleet Reaches Milestone

Leonardo announced today at LAAD in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that the fleet of six AgustaWestland AW139s operated by Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronaval (SENAN) has achieved a 5,000 flight hour milestone. This result has been achieved in less than four years since the first AW139 entered into service with SENAN in mid-2013. SENAN has benefited from Leonardo’s well-positioned service network in North and Central America, including… Read more »

Source: Leonardo Group, 12-Apr-17

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KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

KF Aerospace awarded contract to deliver and operate Bell 206 for CFTS

In early January, KF Aerospace, through its subsidiary KF Aerospace Defence Programs, received a contract award from Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) to provide a new Bell 206 Level 7 Flight Training Device (FTD) for the Contracted Flying Training and Support (CFTS) Program located in Southport, Manitoba. This new capability, representing a capital investment… Read more »

Source: KF Aerospace, 12-Apr-17

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Last Mi8 MTV5 Delivery for Belarus

Last Mi8 MTV5 Delivery for Belarus

Belarus has received the last batch of six Russian Mi-8 MTV-5 helicopters. This batch was the second in a contract of 12 military helicopters. The Belarus Defence Ministry has reported that the flight and technical staff have been trained to operate the modern helicopter. The new fleet will be used in medical services, transportation and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 11-Apr-17

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Japanese real estate company takes delivery of H125

Japanese real estate company takes delivery of H125

Mikikanko Company, a real estate firm based in Chiba, Japan, has enjoyed multiple successes venturing into various businesses such as amusement and recreation services. To support its existing and expanding businesses, Mikikanko has selected the Airbus light single H125 helicopter to perform any mission it requires. The reason why the H125 was selected is simple…. Read more »

Source: Airbus Helicopters, 11-Apr-17

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FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

FAA Will Release Maps to Speed up Drone Authorization Applications

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) plans to release the first set of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) facility maps on April 27. The maps will depict areas and altitudes near airports where UAS may operate safely. They will help drone operators improve the quality of their Part 107 airspace authorization requests, which will help the FAA… Read more »

Source: FAA, 11-Apr-17

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Onboard Systems contracted for AW169 and AW101 HEC Secondary Hook Kits

Onboard Systems contracted for AW169 and AW101 HEC Secondary Hook Kits

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced that it has been awarded a contract from Leonardo Helicopters to provide backup HEC (Human External Cargo) hook systems for the Agusta Westland AW169 and AW101 aircraft. The backup hooks can be added onto the primary cargo hook system for… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems International, 11-Apr-17

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SAFE Structure completes USCG MH-60 hangar equipment contract

SAFE Structure completes USCG MH-60 hangar equipment contract

SAFE Structure Designs, a global leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of ergonomic safety first aircraft maintenance stands, fall protection platforms, hangar equipment, portable field equipment and specialty tooling, announced today that they successfully satisfied their contract to design, engineer and manufacture safety first ergonomic hangar equipment outfitting USCG Clearwater, FL fleet of Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: SAFE Structure Designs, 11-Apr-17

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AAMS Publishes Findings of Air Medical Cost Study

AAMS Publishes Findings of Air Medical Cost Study

AAMS is pleased to announce the publication of the Air Medical Services Cost Study Report, conducted by the independent research firm Xcenda LLC. AAMS commissioned the study in response to an evident need for reputable, independent research, specific to air medical transport, to quantify the costs associated with providing emergent air medical transports. Further, the… Read more »

Source: AAMS, 11-Apr-17

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Brighton Helipad receives first installment of £500,000

Brighton Helipad receives first installment of £500,000

The 3Ts Redevelopment of the Royal Sussex County Hospital, in Brighton, has received its first donation – an instalment of £500,000 of its £1m pledge – from the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the UK dedicated to providing this essential funding. The new helipad, which will be situated on the roof of the Thomas… Read more »

Source: HELP Appeal, 11-Apr-17

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Swiss Air Force Completes LIDAR Trials

Swiss Air Force Completes LIDAR Trials

The Swiss Air Force has recently ran a series of tests on a new system which will help with low-visibility conditions such as whiteout. The trials were done in three days, sponsored by NATO, using an Airbus EC635 helicopter fitted with LIDAR sensors and processors. RUAG Aviation was in charge and carried out all integration… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 10-Apr-17

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EASA at Aero 2017 – GA strategy takes a big step forward

EASA at Aero 2017 – GA strategy takes a big step forward

EASA presents practical results of smart regulation and risk-based approach – many waypoints of the EASA GA Roadmap have been reached – other highlights include BlackShape certification At AERO 2017, EASA has presented a number of tangible results of its GA strategy based on minimum necessary rules and a flexible, risk-based approach. The strategy’s key… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Apr-17

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Kawasaki receives first H145 order

Kawasaki receives first H145 order

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today the receipt of an order for its new H145//BK117 D-2 helicopter (BK117 D-2) by Central Helicopter Service Ltd. This is the first order Kawasaki has received for the BK117 D-2, and the customer plans to use the helicopter in a range of applications, including emergency medical service and personnel… Read more »

Source: Kawasaki, 10-Apr-17

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Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

Waypoint places two AW139s with Heliconia in NW Africa

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced that it has delivered two additional AW139 helicopters to Heliconia Group (“Heliconia”), a regional provider of helicopter transportation and related support services. These two aircraft join a third AW139 leased from Waypoint, all in support of oil and gas operations in… Read more »

Source: Waypoint Leasing, 10-Apr-17

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CHC Announces New Contract with Faroe Petroleum

CHC Announces New Contract with Faroe Petroleum

CHC Group (the “Company” or “CHC”) today announced it has been awarded a new contract with Faroe Petroleum to provide helicopter services in support of their exploration drilling program at the Brasse Field in the North Sea. “We are excited to work with Faroe Petroleum as their aviation partner in this project,” said Arne Roland,… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Apr-17

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The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 is exactly 50 days away

The anniversary HeliRussia 2017 is exactly 50 days away

The 10th anniversary International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia is exactly 50 away. By this time, about 200 industry companies from 17 countries have signed up to showcase their products at the expo. With this result, the anniversary event has already surpassed the marks of the same period of time for previous expos. Every year, HeliRussia… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia, 10-Apr-17

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45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

45 years in the making: HMLA-369 celebrates anniversary

Family and friends sat in awe as AH-1Z Vipers and UH-1Y Hueys ripped through the sky with the sound of rotors and machine gun fire. Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 369 “Gunfighters” held a family day in celebration of their 45th Anniversary at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, April 1. The… Read more »

Source: default, 10-Apr-17

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EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation

EASA’s re-written CS-23 revolutionary, paves the way for a new era in general aviation

EASA Certification Director Trevor Woods presented EASA’s re-written CS-23 certification rules for small aircraft at AERO today, pointing out that the ‘EASA CS-23 are new, smart and flexible rules, prepared with and for a safe innovative GA industry’. The reorganised CS-23 remove design limitations for manufacturers and thus open the way to innovation. Also GA… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Apr-17

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DEA and RotorSchmiede celebrate successful first flight of VA115

DEA and RotorSchmiede celebrate successful first flight of VA115

DEA General Aviation company, Germany’s RotorSchmiede returns to AERO Friedrichshafen, the global show for general aviation this week (5th to 8th April) hard on the heels of the first flight of its single-seat, ultra light Co-axial VA115 helicopter.   On March 27th, 2017 the fully insrumented VA115 prototype (D-MPVA) successfully demonstrated its  agility and precision during… Read more »

Source: DEA, 10-Apr-17

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AAROI-EMAC and Leonardo sign agreement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

AAROI-EMAC and Leonardo sign agreement on Helicopter Emergency Medical Service

A cooperation agreement between Leonardo, the main Italian industrial company and a world leader in the helicopter field, and AAROI-EMAC, association representing over 10,000 Physicians Anaesthetists of Critical Care, was recently signed in Vergiate, in Italy. Among its objectives there is the implementation of scientific, technical and organizational developments in the delicate and fundamental healthcare… Read more »

Source: AAROI-EMAC, 10-Apr-17

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Onboard Systems Receives 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Onboard Systems Receives 2016 Gold Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Onboard Systems International, Inc., a leading provider of innovative helicopter cargo hook equipment, today announced it has received a Boeing Performance Excellence Award (BPEA) for quality and on-time delivery for the eighth consecutive year. The Boeing Company issues the award annually to recognize suppliers who have achieved superior performance. Onboard Systems maintained a Gold composite… Read more »

Source: Onboard Systems, 10-Apr-17

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East Anglian Air Ambulance appoint new trustee

East Anglian Air Ambulance appoint new trustee

East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Holden to the Board of Trustees. Roger was appointed at the Trustee’s annual meeting held at Kimberley Hall, Wymondham, near Norwich, on 13 December 2016. Roger is the managing partner of Hansells Solicitors and Financial Advisers, where he has worked for over… Read more »

Source: East Anglian Air Ambulance, 10-Apr-17

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RocketRoute launches RocketRoute Rewards at Aero 2017

RocketRoute launches RocketRoute Rewards at Aero 2017

RocketRoute, the expanding global flight planning business returns to AERO Friedrichshafen during April 5-8 (Booth No A5-305, co-located with Air BP) with the launch of a revolutionary new loyalty programme called RocketRoute Rewards. RocketRoute Rewards are available immediately. From Ground Handling and Fuel to Ground Transportation and Flight Concierge Services (trip support by RocketRoute), customers can… Read more »

Source: RocketRoute, 10-Apr-17

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EASA issues safety recommendations for the transport of Portable Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries

EASA issues safety recommendations for the transport of Portable Electronic Devices containing lithium batteries

The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) issued today a Safety Information Bulletin to remind airlines and aircraft operators of important principles for the safe transport of Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) containing lithium batteries. These principles should be taken into account by the airlines when they perform their safety risk assessment. PEDs containing lithium batteries are… Read more »

Source: EASA, 10-Apr-17

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Russian Helicopters and the IDRO of Iran sign memorandum of understanding

Russian Helicopters and the IDRO of Iran sign memorandum of understanding

Russian Helicopters, part of State Corporation Rostec, and the Industrial Development and Renovation Organization (IDRO) of Iran have announced new cooperation in potential JV to assemble Russian light civilian helicopters in Iran. A memorandum of understanding was signed by Russian Helicopters CEO Andrey Boginsky and the chairman of the Board of Directors of IDRO Mansour… Read more »

Source: Russian Helicopters, 10-Apr-17

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AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

AW119Kx demo tour with Simone Moro in Nepal

Leonardo has just started a demo tour with its AW119Kx single engine helicopter together with Simone Moro, the only alpinist in history to have reached four 8,000 meter peaks in winter. Initial flying activities have been accomplished between March 24th and 28th and the tour is expected to be completed by mid-April. The goal of… Read more »

Source: Leonardo, 10-Apr-17

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Simhawk simulator marketing network now accesses over 1000 full-flight simulators

Simhawk simulator marketing network now accesses over 1000 full-flight simulators

Simhawk Inc., the global flight simulator marketplace, now provides access to over 1,000 Full Flight Simulators and announced that it is eliminating fees for its buyers. Simhawk now provides customers with access to over 60% of the civilian flight simulators in the world, making it easier than ever for companies and individuals that need simulator… Read more »

Source: Simhawk, 10-Apr-17

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Turtle-Pac to showcase innovative exhibits at HeliRussia 2017

Turtle-Pac to showcase innovative exhibits at HeliRussia 2017

Less than two months are left before the opening of the 10th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2017. Along with the growing number of participants, more and more interesting exhibits are announced which will be available to see from 25 to 27 May at Crocus Expo IEC in Moscow. For example, the Australian company Turtle-Pac… Read more »

Source: HeliRussia 2017, 10-Apr-17

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Kaman Corporation Appoints Two Officers

Kaman Corporation Appoints Two Officers

Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) today announced that Eric B. Remington will become Vice President, Government Relations and Communications and James G. Coogan will become Vice President, Investor Relations effective April 1, 2017. Both officers will report to Robert D. Starr, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Starr said, “Eric has an extensive understanding of the… Read more »

Source: Kaman Corporation, 10-Apr-17

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Alpha Unmanned Systems release its improved unmanned helicopter the ALPHA 800

Alpha Unmanned Systems release its improved unmanned helicopter the ALPHA 800

The ALPHA 800 is the evolution of the SNIPER and includes all the developments and improvements of the last year and a half of extensive work of research, development and innovation. Improvements apply to all the systems in the helicopter from the mechanics to the electronics on board or available payloads. In the airframe, the… Read more »

Source: Alpha Unmanned Systems, 10-Apr-17

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Essex & Herts Air Ambulance unveil rebrand

Essex & Herts Air Ambulance unveil rebrand

As of this year, the Air Ambulances of Essex and Hertfordshire have been partnered for a decade. With 2017 representing the tenth anniversary of Herts Air Ambulance, the twentieth year of Essex Air Ambulance and the arrival of the Charity’s first purchased helicopter this summer, EHAAT felt it was time to solidify the partnership of… Read more »

Source: Essex & Herts Air Ambulance, 10-Apr-17

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Grant Opportunity for Aviation Students to Attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

Grant Opportunity for Aviation Students to Attend CHC Safety & Quality Summit

For the seventh year in a row, the CHC Safety & Quality Summit, in collaboration with Dr. Scott Shappell and Dr. Doug Wiegmann, developers of the Human Factors Analysis and Classification System (HFACS), is providing aviation students from around the world with the opportunity to apply to attend the CHC Safety & Quality Summit at… Read more »

Source: CHC, 10-Apr-17

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Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Helipad scheduled for Northern Lights Regional Health Centre

Alberta Health Services (AHS) is planning for a new heliport with direct access to the emergency department at Northern Lights Regional Health Centre. Construction on the heliport – to be located on land at the rear of the hospital near the emergency department, operating room and intensive care unit – is expected to begin late… Read more »

Source: Alberta Health Services, 10-Apr-17

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Twirly Birds Announce the 2017 Les Morris Award Recipient

Twirly Birds Announce the 2017 Les Morris Award Recipient

International helicopter pilot organization, Twirly Birds, has announced the 2017 recipient of the prestigious Les Morris award as Mr. Carl Milko, helicopter pioneer and founder of Summit Helicopters. Mr. Milko began his distinguished aviation career in 1963 and was a helicopter pilot in Vietnam from 1965-1966. Following his military service, Milko received a Master’s Degree… Read more »

Source: Twirly Birds, 10-Apr-17

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AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

AW139s Hit 5000 Hour Landmark for Panama

After four years with Panama’s Servicio Nacional Aeronavl, AgustaWestland’s AW139 helicopters have reached the 5,000-flight-hour landmark. Chief Executive Officer, Mauro Moretti has commented how the relationship between Panama and Leonardo’s AgustaWestland is stronger than ever. They even expect the delivery of two additional AW139s later this year.

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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BC Hydro came donate to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project

BC Hydro came donate to the Queen Victoria Hospital Helipad Project

The Queen Victoria Helipad Project have been fundraising since May last year to build a new helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. BC Hydro presented them with a cheque of $20,000 this past Saturday. They held a ceremony in the foyer of the hospital, as this donation meant they had successfully gained their goal of $465,000,… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to Remain at Redhill

Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance to Remain at Redhill

The Kent Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance has just signed a new 25-year lease to remain at the Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey. Many locals feared that the air ambulance would have to leave due to development at Redhill. The Argus reports that the decision to stay at Redhill was “essential.”  

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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New Helicopter for Baylor Scott and White

New Helicopter for Baylor Scott and White

Baylor Scott & White have recently gotten a new EC-135 helicopter, after PHI Air Medical, who they use for emergency medical services, had to retire their BK-117. The new helicopter will expand emergency care from adults to paediatric or even to neonatal care. It has an enhanced navigation system and the newest medical technology on… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Helicopter Service Proposed from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri

Helicopter Service Proposed from Taj Mahal to Fatehpur Sikri

The District Administration is looking into the proposal of a helicopter service that would connect the Taj Mahal and the Fatehpur Sikri. This flight would cut down an hour and 10 minutes of travel between the two world heritage sites. The District Magistrate Gaurav Dayal ordered a meeting this past week, asking officials of the… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 07-Apr-17

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Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

Czech Military Looks into CZK6 Billion Contract

The Czech Republic is looking into a military contract costing around CZK 6 billion. Although sources say the costs may double. Companies that are gunning for the contract include Airbus, Bell and Sikorsky. The competition is high between the three companies, but a spokesperson has said that the decision may not necessarily be made by… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 06-Apr-17

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Able signs exclusive service agreement with Eagle

Able signs exclusive service agreement with Eagle

Able Aerospace Services, a Textron Inc. company, has been selected by Eagle Australasia to be its exclusive provider for component repair, overhaul and exchange services for helicopter installations in Australia and neighboring countries. It will also assist in the expansion of existing Bell Helicopters Certified Service Facility rating to continue providing solutions to the Australian… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 06-Apr-17

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Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

Royal Aeronautical Society announces rotorcraft summer conference

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) rotorcraft summer conference Technology Friend or Foe – Operations in an increasingly complex environment builds on previous automation conferences, to consider the impact of technological changes to onshore rotorcraft operations. Cockpit automation in onshore operations are more likely to be affected by the changes in airspace management that are that are being… Read more »

Source: HeliOffshore, 06-Apr-17

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CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

CH-53K King Stallion Program Achieves Milestone C

Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) today announced the CH-53K King Stallion program successfully passed its Defense Acquisition Board (DAB) review and achieved a Milestone C decision that enables low rate initial production funding. “This affirmative Milestone C decision validates the maturity and the robust capability of the King Stallion in meeting the United States Marine Corps… Read more »

Source: Lockheed Martin, 06-Apr-17

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Entries open for Night Vision Awards

Entries open for Night Vision Awards

The Night Vision Awards selection committee announced today they are now taking nominations for the 2017 Night Vision Awards Show to be held in Reno, NV at the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s (ALEA) annual conference. Entries will be accepted until June 30.  The awards will be presented to recipients on Thursday, July 27 at an… Read more »

Source: Night Vision, 06-Apr-17

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Kaman Receives Orders for Two Additional K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Receives Orders for Two Additional K-MAX® Aircraft

Kaman Aerosystems, a division of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), announced today that ROTAK Helicopter Services of Anchorage, Alaska has placed orders for two K-MAX® helicopters with deliveries expected in 2018. Ely Woods, Owner and Director of Maintenance for ROTAK explains, “We are looking forward to adding the capabilities of the K-MAX® to our growing fleet of… Read more »

Source: Kaman Aerospace, 06-Apr-17

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Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

Textron to Demonstrate Vertical Capability for Aerosonde on US Navy Vessel

Textron has developed a modification to its Aerosonde unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to give it a vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capability and will demonstrate it at sea this summer. The modification allows for more flexibility in operations and a reduction in footprint for launch and recovery equipment. The Aerosonde HQ — Hybrid Quad —… Read more »

Source: UAS Vision, 06-Apr-17

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Aspen Avionics takes $1,000 off VFR Primary Flight Display

Aspen Avionics takes $1,000 off VFR Primary Flight Display

Aspen Avionics (Hangar C, booth 10-12) announced today it is offering Aspen’s industry leading FAA-TSO and STC certified VFR primary flight display (PFD) for $3,995 for the month of April, a $1,000 discount off list pricing. Developed and certified in accordance with FAA TSO standards, the VFR PFD offers a long list of robust features… Read more »

Source: Aspen Avionics, 06-Apr-17

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Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing and Eagle Annouce Repurposed AW139

Waypoint Leasing (Ireland) Limited (“Waypoint”), the largest independent global helicopter leasing company, today announced in technical partnership with Eagle, a leading global helicopter solutions provider, the establishment of an aircraft reconfiguration and repurpose program, the Waypoint Medium Utility Helicopter (“MUH”)  for legacy AW139 variants for use in support of a range of utility mission areas,… Read more »

Source: Eagle, 06-Apr-17

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ForeFlight adds series of new features to popular flight planning app

ForeFlight adds series of new features to popular flight planning app

ForeFlight, creator of the most widely used flight planning and electronic flight bag app for Apple iPad and iPhone, announced this week the availability of ForeFlight 9, the company’s latest software release that includes innovative features to enhance every phase of flight. Integrated ForeFlight Checklist ForeFlight has integrated one of the most important aviation tools… Read more »

Source: ForeFlight, 06-Apr-17

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PHI HNZ Australia PTY Limited Performs First Flight

On April 3, 2017 PHI HNZ Australia PTY Limited performed its first flight for the Inpex-led Ichthys LNG Project, based out of Broome, Western Australia. The PHI HNZ joint venture supplies up to four Sikorsky S-92 heavy helicopters providing transportation services for the Ichthys LNG Project’s massive offshore facilities in Australia. This new contract builds… Read more »

06-Apr-17

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Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Universal Avionics appoints Regional Sales Manager for Central U.S.

Robert Randall, Sr. Sales Manager U.S. for Universal Avionics, announces that Mr. Mike Marie has been appointed to the position of Regional Sales Manager for Central United States. Mike is based in the Columbus, Ohio area and joins Universal Avionics with over 25 years of experience in the aviation industry. Before joining Universal, Mike was… Read more »

Source: Universal Avionics, 06-Apr-17

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